Clinique Chubby Sticks

I actually went out yesterday shopping what felt like the first time in forever. I guess because we have such luxuries as online shopping the high street sometimes gets neglected.

So we happened to stumble into this makeup store and I was only nosing and didn’t intend on buying anything as I am a bit like miss money penny I look after my money usually and only spend if I really do need it….or need cheering up.

well, these just jumped off the shelf and straight into my hands.

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They are Clinique chubby sticks I was completely sold when I saw the shades being a total pinkaholic it was a 4 gone conclusion they were coming home with me.

It was my first thing I had ever had from Clinique apart from the odd freebie in a magazine. It was in an Outlet store so the price was £24 instead of £35 so it worked out £8 pounds a chubby stick so, to be honest, it wasn’t that bad for the purse. Plus it’s not as if I buy high-end products all the time.

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  • So you have 05 Plushest Punch which is an intense colour and is inbetween a pink and a red
  • Then 06 Woppin’ Watermelon which is a toned down pink so you have some colour but not too in your face.
  • Finally 03 Budding Blossom which is more of a pink shine so for those days when you just want a tiny moisture and pinkiness

I am really impressed with them and can’t wait to wear them more.

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Just remember this – Never come between a girl and her lipstick.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend so far. Thanks for stopping by 💋

Til next time…

hol

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

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….

The Beauty Tag

I haven’t done a beauty related post lately so i thought what would be a good one and i stumbled across The Beauty Tag.

There is 30 questions but some didn’t really apply so i left them out.

so here we go with the questions…..

  1. Do you remember your first makeup item? I do I believe it was the Rimmel stick concealer – when the spots first started to appear
  2. Describe your perfect mascara? One that gives length, volume and doesn’t clump. My favourite at the moment is Maybelline lash sensational. It works a treat.
  3. What kind of coverage do you prefer in a foundation? I’d have to say full because I have problematic skin I like one that covers my imperfections without clogging my pores. I mix Revlon Color Stay & Loreal True Match to get the right shade – both in ivory.
  4. Favourite high end brand? I would have to say Benefit/MAC if they count as high end I tend to stick to the high street. Its kinder to my purse.
  5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? I would have to say Too Faced as I love the creativity of their palettes and the lipsticks are always in amazing shades.
  6. Favorite drugstore brand? I would have to say Loreal as I seem to have a lot of their products in my beauty drawer
  7. Do you wear fake eyelashes? No, I don’t need to my eyelashes have always been long enough not to need them and a stroke of the right mascara is enough for the volume.
  8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without? Eyeliner or concealer and sometimes lippy depending if it is a long lasting one or not.
  9. What is your most cherished beauty product? My MAC Fluid line Gel Liner.
  10. How often do you shop for makeup? As and when I need it…maybe once a month and then I can treat myself a little.
  11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely? I am a bit thrifty. I like to find a product that does the job of a high-end product for half the price.
  12. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes? Maybe one day if I really felt the need to but why not just look on youtube for tutorials instead.
  13. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? I would have to say Superdrug as they always have a huge selection or if I did want to treat myself to a high-end product then its Debenhams.
  14. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? I tend to stick to a routine so I don’t upset my skin too much – sounds like it has feelings.
  15. What brand do you think has the best packaging? Too Faced without a doubt
  16. Which celebrity always has great makeup? Pretty much all of them as they have their own make-up artists.
  17. Favourite Beauty Guru? Jaclyn Hill of course…she’s talented and she’s got attitude as well.
  18. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? I wouldn’t say clumsy I just don’t have the patience to do all the fancy eyeshadow looks that you see floating about the web so I stick to simple looks. 
  19. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation? Concealer first under my eyes, down my nose and on any spots I can see, then foundation and back in with concealer if needed.
  20. What do you love about makeup? I love how you can do lots of different looks with it and it makes you feel better when you put it on – if you haven’t smudged anywhere in the process.

Anybody that fancies doing it can copy and paste from mine, it’ll be fun to see your answers.

Til next time..

have a fab start to the weekend

hol

Hair transformation – Before and after

Today I thought I would take you on a hair journey…

This is from December last year where I couldn’t tie my hair up and the highlights were kind of ombre

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Then i remember letting my hair colour grow out and in April/May time i treated myself to some highlights and i could actually wear my hair in a tiny ponytail. I did like it blonde for the summer, gives it that sunkissed look

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Then I became ill over the summer and didn’t do anything to it apart from wash it and when it got long enough I was able to plait it which is always a hair goal in itself.

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Once I got home from the hospital in the middle of November I picked up a box of hair dye from boots and because they didn’t have the colour I was after I just got a semi that was meant to be amber and came out quite brown and after about 6-7 washes was fading quite a bit.

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Its now a few weeks before Christmas and I decided to brave it with the colour that I originally wanted to do it…

I ordered it on Boots.com apparently our local store is too small to stock all colours so bear that in mind if you don’t see the colour you want.

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I am just keeping my fingers crossed it stays this colour

Loreal Preference – Brooklyn Copper Auburn just in case you were wondering.

Til next time….

hol

FEATURE FRIDAY Q and A

I want to welcome my first Q and A guest blogger BECCAPBEAUTY

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I have been following Becca right from the start of my blogging journey last year so I was delighted when she said she’d love to do a Q and A with me. So without further ado let’s jump right in with the questions.

IF YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN LIPSTICK WHAT SHADE WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT?

If I could have my own shade of lipstick it would be a warm-toned nude that’s not too dark. I always find that I struggle to find a warm toned nude that isn’t too dark or cool against my skin tone and I’d call it Brew – because who doesn’t love cups of tea and I imagine that’s the kind of shade I’d go for. A strong brewed cup of tea haha!

WHAT MAKEUP ITEM COULD YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

I couldn’t live without lipstick or mascara… if I had to choose I’d go with lipstick. It can completely change your look in one swipe and it’s a great way to be brave and wear colour, or make your outfit stand out with an amazing pop of red or a vampy lip.

WHERE DO YOU MAINLY BUY YOUR MAKE UP/BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM?

Currently, I mainly buy my Beauty/makeup from either Superdrug or Beauty Bay. I love that Superdrug is against animal testing and the skincare range B. Is my absolute favourite. I love getting makeup from Beauty Bay because they have a great range of international makeup brands that you’d never find in stores.

ARE YOU INTO MORE HIGH END OR HIGH STREET BRANDS OR A BIT OF BOTH?

As much as I love high-end makeup, I’m definitely a high street girl to the core. Makeup is what you make it and with some good brushes and techniques, you can make the cheapest of makeup look amazing. If anything, I’d splurge more on skincare and foundation as the skin is key to your makeup

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I started blogging because I love reading reviews on lots of different products and quite often I’d find other people opinions or swatches weren’t quite what I was looking for – so I decided to start doing my own reviews and from there came the blog. I also love doing makeup looks because I feel that I often get stuck in a rut with my makeup and doing them inspires me to try things that are a bit different. As I’ve been blogging I’ve come to realise that the community of blogging is amazing – there’s so much empowerment and positivity and I’m all for bringing people up.

Becca’s social links:

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Join me for my next Feature Friday….on Friday obviously 🙂

Much loves xx

FEATURE FRIDAY #1  

I’m so excited to start off my Feature Friday with 4 fabulous bloggers who are totally individual and you definitely need to go check them out after reading this.

FIRST UP IS PIXIE FROM PIXIEATXDINK

I’m Pixie, and I’m an art and body art blogger! As well as a cat mum, a first year Games Art student, and an illustrator. I’m also a total bookworm! While I’m still fairly new to the world of blogging, I’ve got to know so many lovely people! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day! Love and light x

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NEXT WE HAVE DANNII FROM LOVEDANNII


Hi I’m Dannii, I’m obsessed with all things beauty & makeup related. I write reviews about beauty boxes, makeup, fashion & style ideas & everyday life and I speak freely about issues I face along my journey with agoraphobia.

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THEN WE HAVE CHANS BEAUTY CORNER


Hello, my name is Chantelle, I’m a qualified beauty therapist from Bath. My biggest passion has always been nails and bridal makeup. I have recently returned to blogging and my passion for blogging & doing nails is as strong as ever. I am about to start a new job as a nail technician. At the moment my blog is going to be focused on all the nail looks I create, nail stamping & nail art with a few nail hauls thrown in & some nail tips/advice.

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FINALLY, WE HAVE DANIELLE FROM DANIELLESAMANTHAWATSON

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Hi I’m Danielle, born and raised in Essex. I’m a graduate with a 2:1 degree in fashion. I am a passionate blogger of  DanielleSamanthaWatson a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog having views from America to Australia, Russia, China even Thailand and Brazil, something I take great pride and enjoyment in. By having this global exposure I hope to help inspire, share my passion and love with the fashion and beauty world, both luxury and affordable. After all, you can do anything you want to when you put your mind to it. Why blend in when you can stand out. Be proud, be sassy but most of all are you!

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Thank you so much for reading and I look forward to doing my first Q and A next time with some more amazing bloggers. Keep your eyes open for that…

Much love