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

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

Just in time for my birthday 

Mr postman knocked on the door and handed me a little package. It couldn’t have came on a better day as I wasn’t feeling too jolly so when I opened this it cheered me right up.


It came a few days before my birthday so that was another bonus. It’s another UK SILVER JEWELLERY piece from Ineffabless.

It’s a beautiful necklace with a heart and the infinity sign. It’s 18K white gold-plated sterling silver and partially covered in sparkling crystals.

The thing I love about SILVER NECKLACES UK is that you can wear them with a dress to go out or like I have with my pink suede hoodie.

I’ve had it on ever since I’ve had it. I love the sayings you can put with it…

Everlasting love/ I love you to infinity/forever love

I look forward to browsing on there again soon as I love supporting smaller companies and getting their name out there.

TREAT YOURSELF YOU’RE WORTH IT 

When you are getting ready for the day ahead, or a night out with friends, you like to add some pretty accessories or that little piece of jewellery to finish off the look, right?

Something that makes a statement and gets people asking where you got it from and complimenting you on it. Makes you feel good I know it does me.

Jewellery has always been a love of mine from the time I crept into my parents room and went into Mums pretty box by the side of her bed…all things pretty and sparkly. She used to say when you are older you can wear as much jewellery as you like.

I was overjoyed when I was approached by Ineffabless who said I could pick a piece of jewellery of my choice so I went for this beautiful Princess silver ring

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Its Stirling silver 18k white gold plated with zircon from Swarovski and it really is a pretty little ring to suit anybody’s fingers.

I find it really hard to find a ring that fits nicely as I have such slender fingers so when I slipped it on I was pleasantly surprised that I had a ring that fitted and looked lovely at the same time.

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 Ineffabless UK silver jewellery doesn’t just have rings on their website they have a selection of Necklaces, Bracelets, Bangles and Earrings. They can also personalise your chosen piece for you that makes it rather special and it’s very affordable too.

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Take a nosey on their website you won’t be disappointed.

Treat yourself, you’re worth it.

MY EVERYDAY MAKE UP LOOK

Since I was old enough to wear it, I have always been a lover of makeup. 

I’m not that adventurous, purely because I don’t want to end up looking like a clown or someone with black eyes instead of smokey ones. So I have decided to share with you my everyday look and what products I use.

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Firstly I prep my face with a moisturiser to make sure my dry areas are taken care of and is ready for the foundation  AKA ‘my mask ‘.

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I apply my Collection Lasting Perfection in the shade fair under my eyes in an upside down triangle style, down my nose in the shape of something rude. Think you know what but it I find doing this covers my nose nicely. Then lastly to any blemishes and then blend.

img_0968I use three drops of Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in the shade fair (Because I am) and one drop of True Match in the shade Rose Ivory to match my skin tone. I sometimes use a brush or sometimes my fingers it just depends on whether I’m in a hurry or not.

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Next, I apply two coats of L’Oréal Baby Roll Mascara to my top lashes. I don’t do it to the bottom as I think they are long enough already. I love this one it really volumises and lengthens them.

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I grab an eyeliner brush and my MAC Fluidline Eyeliner and just apply it on my liquid line. I leave the upper liner for evening looks.

img_0962To add a bit of colour to little pale me I put some of my NYX Mosaic Blush on the apples of my cheeks. It’s quite subtle which I like about this product.

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I apply a tiny bit of my Benefit High Beam Highlighter just above my cheeks and on my Cupid’s bow just to accentuate them.

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Lastly, I apply some Nivea Fruity Shine  Watermelon Lip Balm to just give my lips a hint of colour.

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There you go…Here is the finished look with some added curls for good measure.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.

Avon Must Have Summer Essentials 

Avon Calling…… ha ha

I absolutely love a good nosey through the Avon catalogue and you can always find something either for you or a gift for a friend and at an affordable price which is why Avon appeals to me.

This is one of a few posts that i am going to feature on my blog about Avon so keep a look out.

So the summers on its way… our skin and hair need to be looked after so I’ve bought some lovely bits that are going to see me into summer and I think they are a must have for anyone…ok preferably female but males if your in touch with your feminine side knock yourself out.

1.  DAILY HAIR REFRESHER – RASPBERRY AND HIBISCUS £2.50

Adds a beautiful summery scent to your locks (comes in other scents)

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2. MAGIX PRIME AND SET SPRAY £3.50

Your make up stays put on a hot day with a spritz of this. Tried and tested 🙂

3. SKIN SO SOFT – DRY OIL SPRAY- ORIGINAL + JOJOBA £1.99

When you get out the bath/ shower or the sea spray this on all over to keep your legs looking and feeling smooth.

4. DREAMY LAVENDER AND CHAMOMILE SCENTED SPRITZ £3.00

Use when you need that unwind and relax after a hot day spray on your PJs, duvet cover or just in your room. Lavender has so many great benefits. I love it and use it all the time

I ordered mine online which is the best thing as back in the day you didn’t have such a luxury. My Avon Representative Sarah is lovely and is always at hand for any questions I have. I’ll leave her link below so you can use her too.

CLICK HERE TO BUY WITH SARAH