Category: creativity

QUOTE IT

I like most things with quotes on it as I think it’s really expressive and can say exactly what you are thinking without speaking a word.

Love a good mug so these are a few I’ve picked that stood out to me.

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You like making statements with your makeup so why not with a make up bag and a witty quote on it.

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The collection here of mugs and makeup bags are positive and quirky. Nothing wrong with plain but standing out in the crowd is loads more fun.

MY SPOT / BLEMISH EMERGENCY BOX

If you have been a reader of my blog for a while you will know that my skin is prone to spots. I dunno if it’s because I started puberty early but all these years later and I still get these pesky buggers on my face.

So I thought I’m going to make a box for when my skin is bad and then don’t have to hunt for all the products, they’ll all be in one place.

Using an old box from Birchbox and turned it upside down so the names on the bottom and filled it with the following

The Tea Tree anti imperfection daily solution which has a pipette ( like those things you used in chemistry at school) you just apply it to the spots before bed and it will help diminish the redness of them.

The anti imperfection night mask works like a dream. I have been using it this month on my face which chose to have a major break out. I’ve had it for ages and never used it. I can say my spots are nearly gone in 4 days of usage.

I love it when spot treatments come in travel sizes cos you can just put them in your handbag and off you go.

The Sebamed is really good if you need to get the oil on your face and under control. Not used it a great deal but definitely worth getting.

You all know that Dermalogica is a worldwide favourite for skincare and this little beauty is great for when you get hormonal spots, it seems to help them alot.

This Laidbare is similar to the Sebamed  but is more of a cream. It’s specially formulated for oily to combo skin. Use it sparingly and it’ll last a long time.

Sudocrem has to be my absolute favourite for clearing up my spots. I dunno what’s in it but it works wonders and is only a couple of pounds.

I have only just added these patches and nose strips from Patchology to my box and not used them yet but I have read good things about them so I hope it’s true.

Why not make yourself a special box

SCHEDULING SUNDAY

I’m usually a person who likes to write her blog posts and post them on the same day.

But sometimes you need to schedule some in amongst other things too.

I am going to schedule posts this week for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.  If my creative juices are flowing I may have some up for the following week too. If not please bear with me while I recover from my operation.

I thought I’d find some pins that’ll help you with the scheduling process too.

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I can’t credit the owner as the pins were pinned 🙈

Hope you find them helpful. You could even print them out if you like.

Organise yourself

This post can apply at any time but I think January is the optimum time to do it.

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Of course having one diary can of course be helpful… But sometimes if you are a stationery addict and like getting your shit together then include some of these kind of notebooks/ journals below.

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So this is a weekly spread type diary. Where you can quickly note down what you have to do or have done. I like to use this for keeping track of when my blog posts have been published. To look back on the topics with ease. Love the little note section on the opposite side, really helpful.

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This is my book I write in every night. It has a space at the top to write what went on in the day, you could even draw there instead. It also asks you a question that gets you thinking. I like the concept of that.

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This notepad only arrived yesterday and I was so excited. It has so many pages and 10 sections. Got to plan what subjects are going in there. It was really affordable and can be used for literally anything.

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Lastly I have a 5 minute ls before bed journal which I don’t think would see you through the year so it’s one to more down special things in. I want it to be a positive thought provoking one. But you can use them as you wish. I had it for Christmas but I am pretty sure Paperchase still do it.

Am I the only stationery obsessed one around here, i hope not.

What to expect from me this year

Welcome to the year 2020, I hope you started yours off positively.

I thought I’d let you know a few things about how Holzieloves.co.uk is going to be this coming year.

In just under 3 weeks I am down for my operation. I will try and schedule some posts in whilst I am in dopey land but forgive me if i don’t comment straight away.

When my heads straight after the op I will be bringing you posts to inspire, educate and entertain you as before, but hopefully even better.

I will try and cover as many topics as I can.

I want to include videos and possibly add more podcasts again (this is still to be confirmed in my mind lol)

If you are a new reader or a returning one leave your blogs down below and I’ll go check them out 😘

BLOGMAS #9

Who doesn’t love some festive nails…so I have included just a few that you can either get your nail technician to do or if you want to get creative, try them yourself.

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Me personally I have naturally long nails so never go to a salon to have them done, and I only wish I had two steady hands instead of just the one 🙈

Happy Monday and I hope your as organised as you can be. There’s still 2 weeks yet.

BLOGMAS #2

I picked a few things I find slightly odd that happen over the Christmas period and nobody really questions it.

  • You feel that the term ‘sod it its Christmas’ is the answer for everything
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  • Wishing people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year even if you have never met them in your life before and don’t intend on seeing them again.
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  • Feeling the need to kiss anyone in sight on New years just because you feel you need to and because you are half pissed …even if you think you’re the unfortunate one you wont get away without a smooch even if its from a gran with no teeth in.
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  • Going super silly and buying every bugger in sight a drink just because its Christmas. Only the next morning do you realise that you have emptied out your wallet that had a fair few poundage in…oh sod it its Christmas.
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  • Only at Christmas can you get away with wearing a cringe worthy jumper with random quotes on it/ a giant snowman/ father Christmas.
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Let me know what things you think you or people  do just because it’s Christmas.

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