A SKINCARE ROUTINE THATS KIND TO YOUR PURSE

As I am writing this I am absolutely kicking myself.

These products are what i use in my new skincare regime, however are now buy one get one free. The annoyance is… I bought them all full price literally the other week.

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Let me take you from left to right and talk about each product from the Naturally Radiant range at Superdrug.

Glycolic Overnight Peel – Before opening it I had pictures in my head of my face being stuck to my pillow when I woke up. That was not the case. It went on like a thin layer, and dried in no time. When I woke up it didn’t take much to remove it, in fact I just used some warm water. It recommends to use it twice a week, you don’t need very much so it will last a while.

2 in 1 Moisturiser and Serum – I wanted to buy this as my skin suffers from dry patches and it specified it was for dry skin so I thought why not give it a go. I have been applying a little before my makeup as a primer and then sometimes at the end of the day too. Sometimes applying it the next morning is not needed. I really like it and it does the job and I love that it’s a light product in a pump bottle too. Happy Holly.

Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser – I only decided to buy this as I really couldn’t justify spending a big amount on the Liz Earle one if it wasn’t any good for my skin so that’s why I went hunting for a cheaper alternative, and found this one. I love the concept of it removing all your make up just like that. I do on occasions use a face wipe before doing the cleanser as I think it speeds up the routine if you want to get in bed that tiny bit quicker. Thumbs up for me and its a fraction of the price of the more expensive Cleanse and polish… I forgot to add it comes with a cloth too.

Brightening Micro Polish   – This is a gentle exfoliator that really does wonders to the condition of my skin. I only use a small amount and work it into my dry patches mainly before distributing it to the rest of my face. I have only used this twice as I have done it once a week and I have to say I am impressed.

Brightening Eye Cream – Since I am now in my 30’s I thought I best start looking after my eyes and I must admit I do suffer with dark circles under my eyes. Thankfully no bags yet. So i decided to get an eye cream to apply before bed to work overnight and leave me with less shading underneath and it’s early days but I am hoping it improves them a little bit.Its not a miracle cream at the mo but it has potential.

THE ADDED BONUS IS ITS CRUELTY-FREE

So if you’re interested in any of them then take a nosey on the Superdrug website here or click on the products mentioned above. Be quick before the offer is gone though.

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

hol

Whats on my mind?

All that has been written here today is just off the top of my head, no filter just whatever is on my mind. 

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It’s now close to 3 weeks into the new year and it hasn’t been the new year I was totally envisioning, but nevertheless its been pretty positive one most of the time.

I started doing weight watchers New Years Day and it wasn’t that I thought I was fat, cos I’m not. I have just got some unwanted inches from being sat/led down a lot. Not being able to sleep in my bedroom upstairs because of the paralysis in my legs and having my bed in the lounge next to the kitchen was asking for a bit of weight gain. I would comfort eat because I felt sad of how life had changed for me in a blink of an eye. Anyway, i am losing weight which is good. Slow but steady and that’s how I prefer rather than all at once.

I’ll keep you updated as my journey with that goes on.

Having a few chronic illnesses I guess they are going to rear their ugly head at some point, and it seemed like January was the month that my anxiety picked. I have been worrying about the future and what life will be like with a disability and will I ever be back to normal. The thing I need to get in my head is what will be will be and just to be positive, not to focus on the things that get me down and I can’t control.

I have also had a bit of writers block of late, so if you were wondering where my blog posts were – its because I hit a wall. I know what I want to write about but putting the words down has been hard. However, i think my mojo is back and I am ready to give blogging my all. I’m going to write from the heart and not whats on trend as I know there are so many people who just follow suit. I always look at writing as being an outlet and also to give people my honest opinion/advice and on occasions make them laugh.

Just so you know, from now on it will be whatever I think about writing on that day and I hope you will still enjoy reading it. Some occasions it may be scheduled but on a whole I want to bring it to you from the brain to laptop to you FRESH.

Keep an eye out for videos and audio messages too as I love adding personal touches to every post.

Love you all and appreciate you reading.

Til next time…

hol

One off Feature Friday with Lizanne and Eden

Today I have two bloggers I have only recently discovered and I thought why not bring them to my blog to do a Q and A.

Both girls totally different but totally fabulous so here we go with Lizanne from Lizanne_style.

1) What 3 make up products are your must-haves and why?

A) The 3 make up products that are my must-haves are a good primer as it will help your foundation go on a lot smoother, a good foundation as once you have that sorted everything else it easy and a good setting spray as your makeup will look more natural and less powdery.

2) What song reminds you of your childhood, what song do you love to put on repeat and what song can you not stand?

A) The song that reminds me of my childhood is Last Christmas as it was the last song recorded by Wham, the song I love to put on repeat is Small Town Throwdown as I love Country music and the song that I cannot stand has got to be I’ve got a song that will get on your nerves as it does get on my nerves.

3) Other than where you live now where would you like to live and why?

A) I would love to live in New York as it has always been somewhere I would love to visit and I love theatre.

4) What’s your motto in life it advice to others?

A) My life motto is if you don’t succeed get up and try again. My advice to others is if you want something go out there and gets it and if anyone says you can’t do it ignore them as they are only jealous.

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Also I have 15-year-old Eden from Everything Eden to answer some questions too

 

and here was what she said…

1) Do you have a favourite make up palette and why do you love it? 

A) the Naked heat palette it’s so gorgeous and pigmented also I’m a sucker for warm tones.

2) Did you set any New Years resolutions that you want to keep/achieve?

A yes to be happy, to get healthier and to do some more exercise and to do well in my exams.

3) What is your biggest passion in life?

A) my biggest passion is to be happy and healthy. Also to take my blog full time some day.

4) What is your favourite outfit/item of clothing?

A) I love my super fluffy grey jumper from H&M

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I’d like to thank both for taking part in answering the questions I came up with. I could’ve come up with some really random ones but I thought I’d be kind.

Til next time….

Happy The Journal – My First Impression

I am so over the moon with this fabulous journal I had for Christmas from my brother…

The bro did good. More like his girlfriend did.

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So if you haven’t seen or heard of it before it is one of Fearne Cottons creations that she has put together of positive thinking in a journal type way. It is really quite clever and different. I haven’t seen one like it before.

I thought I would give you a first impression of what I think of it and a peek inside of it too.

This is my first page…It gives you a whole page to write down your wishes for the year ahead but instead of putting ‘I want’,  you write it as if it has actually has happened so in mine you can see my positive points. I came up with 10. It took me about half an hour to wrack my brains to come up with some good ones.

Throughout the journal you will see these quotes which are not only positive but powerful too. I always get that instant boost when I read a good quote.

Heres an idea if you don’t always have your book to hand you could copy the quotes down into the notes section on your phone and when you need that bit of positivity you have it right there.

Skipping to February – Each month has a theme and you probably can guess from the prompts above that Feb is Love. Even if you aren’t in a relationship they are still relatable as most of this book is pointed towards self-love and improving your life.

At the end of each day you will have a face with no mouth… here you can put how your mood was on that day and then when you flip back through its a reminder of how you felt on that day.

As you can see the pages are a bright array of pastel colours but unfortunately its a cold and miserable day with little sunlight so I just had to adjust mine to look semi-decent.

You can buy this Journal in pretty much every bookstore there is worldwide. It’s also kind to your purse too just over a tenner and has so many pages of content its well worth spending your pennies on.

If you like writing/journaling and a bit of self-development then this is going to be just the book for you.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time…

hol

Give me a few days

Happy 2018 everyone,

I hope you all are having a fab one so far.

I am just writing a post to let you know that I haven’t been feeling too great for about a week. Had major earache on Christmas Day and a few days after. I then have had a couple of really bad days with my paralysis in my legs and along with Mother Nature and PMS you can imagine I just want normality.

Give me a few days and I’ll have some awesome blog posts for you. I’ll make sure they are worth the wait.

Much love and I hope you understand 😘

MAKE 2018 YOUR YEAR

Please don’t look back at this year in disappointment at what went wrong or what you didn’t achieve.

The past can not be changed but you can shape your future.

2018 will be your year if you put the effort in. It’s not just going to do itself…very few are that lucky.

Take it a month at a time and aim to write some goals down that you want to smash. make them manageable, break them down into points if needed. Trust me it’s so much easier. Don’t go overboard with too many goals maybe 3/4 is a sensible number.

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Grab yourself a diary/ planner to write down all the things in the week you have to do. So you got your organisation on paper as the head can get a bit muddled at times. I had my planner pictured below for my birthday and I have made use of it every day since. It gets you into a routine and when you have completed all that’s on your weekly page you can feel accomplished which in turn makes you feel happier.

This one is from Hobbycraft but there’s so many out there to choose from you are spoilt for choice really.

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You also want to make plenty of memories too and this little D.I.Y is perfect for anyone at any age. Grab a empty jar, you choose how big you want it. Write on a label something about memories or find some printables online like i did and stick it on your jar. Then start making memories – don’t forget to write them on a piece of paper and put them in your memory jar. When it is full or at the end of 2018 you can read them all and smile.

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MAKE 2018 ONE TO REMEMBER

Here’s to health, happiness and magical memories.

Til next time…

hol

Things I loved in December

As we come to the end of the year it brings me to that time of the month where i reflect on a few things that I’ve been loving in December.

Without further ado, let’s get started…

Paloma Faith – Guilty

You know one of those songs you hear and you like it so much you play it all the bloody time…this is one of them, I absolutely love it.

The funny thing is for years I have been calling her PAMOLA.

Surely I cant be the only one that has made that mistake.

The little big things by Henry Fraser

After seeing Henry on Jonathan Ross telling his very inspirational story and seeing what amazing talent he had after breaking his spinal cord and is now paralysed from the shoulder down it definitely pulled on my heartstrings.

To hear he had a memoir out with his story and copies of his art on some of the pages inside had me wanting to go buy it and then when I saw it was half price in WHSMITH for £6.49 I leapt at the chance. Its a must have.

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Gremlins

When it comes to Christmas films I tend to go for the really old ones and Amazon Prime came to the rescue with one of my childhood favourites – The Gremlins.

It had me still cringing at the point when they go from cute ones like Gizmo and then transform into the torturous gremlins. I am not one for scary films so i still went to bed leaving a light on. Then my nephew came over and we had to watch it all over again. This gif below is one of my favourite parts where they are tricking Mrs Deagal to then send her full pelt out the window on her stairlift.

Thank goodness they aren’t actually real.

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Dooleys

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This will always be my favourite tipple and this month has been an excuse to have a little bit more. This is the only thing alcoholic i drink actually as it doesn’t seem to affect me too much. If you are ever going to sample it a few cubes of ice is my recommendation.

If you have a sweet tooth you’ll possibly like a drop of Dooleys.

Lastly…

Spending time with my family goes without saying really…

I am so lucky that my family all live pretty near so ts never long before we see each other. There’s always laughter and that to me is the best medicine there is.

Hope you all had a great Christmas, here’s to a fab new year.

Let’s see what favourites January brings…

hol