FEATURE FRIDAY Q & A

Todays Feature Friday blogger is AUTUMNSKYESBLOG who is a bit of a brainbox and I’m a little jealous as I wasn’t too academic at school.

What are you studying at the moment?

I’m in my third and penultimate year of Medical Sciences. I’m spending this year on placement working with a epidemiology research group – we statistically study enormous amounts of data to test whatever healthy-ageing-related hypothesis we want, collaborate with specialists and publish papers! (geek alert) To keep this short and sweet, having studied health data of half a million people I give you these tips to age well.

1) Keep your cardiovascular system (heart, blood vessels) healthy – the way to do that is exercise regularly and try to keep a fairly balanced diet avoiding the obvious fatty, sugary culprits! It reaaaally makes a difference in literally every way imaginable.

2) Build up muscle – you will thank yourself when you’re old. Sarcopenia (muscle mass, strength and quality loss) is rife among the elderly and it causes all sorts of problems. Aside from the obvious mobility issues, it can be linked to neurological disease as well… Even if you are predisposed to losing muscle, the more you have to begin with, the more ‘buffer’ you have until it becomes a problem, right?

3) Look after your mental health just as much as physical health.

I’m aware no one asked for a health lesson but nonetheless you’re welcome lol xoxo 

Where is your favourite place to get away to?

Berlin! When I’m there I get the feeling I don’t have in any other place – you know when a place just feels like YOUR place? It’s no wonder I got my identity-defining cactus-embroidered boy fit jeans from there! Berlin transformed me into my current careless self.

What would your dream job be?

Doctor! Failing that, a dog handler for the police or military!

Why did you start blogging? 

Funny story – I got in trouble at uni for not referencing properly and it made me so angry I almost did it to get back at the people – having a place to write where I don’t have to answer to anyone. Somewhere I don’t have to reference or have a word limit.

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FEATURE FRIDAY Q & A

For this weeks Q and A I am joined by the wonderful Hannah from AMETHYST ROSE BEAUTY who’s blog posts have inspired me reading them and I hope they will inspire you too.

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Here’s a few questions I came up with….

What quote do you love/live by?

I love the quote ‘Once you become fearless life becomes limitless’ because is so true. In life I realised I needed to be fearless in conquering things I wanted to achieve. Being fearless to me means not caring what others think or say, only doing things for me and things that make me happy. Then life really does become limitless, because there are no restrictions on what you can achieve!

What makes you feel confident?

Every time I wear a bold lip I feel so confident! No matter if it’s a simple makeup look or full glam a bold lip, it just makes me feel like I can conquer anything.

What is your signature make up look?

My go to signature makeup look would be winged liner and simple eyeshadow, a bold lip and a good highlight! It’s so quick to do but looks like so much more effort has gone into it!

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging as it was something I had been thinking about doing for a while, and eventually thought there’s no time like the present! So I stopped putting it off and here we are today! Blogging about makeup, makeup looks and things I go through in life for me is very therapeutic. To write about my experiences and interact with others all over the world is amazing! I couldn’t imagine not blogging now!

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If you only follow one person today make sure it’s Hannah.

Thanks for reading

See you in my next post….

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:

BLOG – BECCAPBEAUTY

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

Much loves xx

Question Time: Yes i have…No i haven’t

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ITS QUESTION TIME

I asked what kind of post you would like to see and a personal one was in favour so i came up with this one which you can get to know me a little better.

HAVE YOU EVER?

SKIPPED A CLASS: I tried not to make it a habit but sometimes i couldn’t help it and ended up going home at lunch and didn’t go back for the rest of the day (bullies didn’t help)

DONE DRUGS: Do i look that silly? Not something that’s ever appealed to me

SELF HARMED: I have had some low moments in my life as i have suffered with depression on and off  but its only ever been a slight thought never acted upon it.

SHOP LIFTED: I have only done it twice. Once when i was at my local sweet shop i put some sweets in my pocket when the shop keeper wasn’t looking, she must have had eyes in the back of her head cos i had to give them back. Second was a freebie on the front of the mag. Wasn’t allowed the magazine so i put the freebie in mums handbag. She gave me a bollocking when she found it.

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE….

SHOW: I have two they are both oldies…The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and the Golden Girls. Thanks to Amazon prime/Netflix for my Will Smith fix and Mum for buying me the Golden Girls box set.

FILM: Without a doubt it has to be Bridget Jones. The first one obviously. I have a few others that come very close that i’ll do in a later blog post. Bridget is so relatable,  quotable, funny and has some lovely eye candy too.

SONG: Everything i do (i do it for you) by Bryan Adams. I have loved it since i heard it on a jukebox when i was 6 years old. Now i am old enough to understand lyrics it has so much more meaning to it.

BOOK: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. I thought of how magical it was the first time i read it that there could be a whole different world in the back of the wardrobe i soon found out there wasn’t.

WHATS YOUR OPINION ON….

GAY RIGHTS: Love has no labels so those who discriminate are the ones in the wrong. I applaud the LGBT community for standing up to the haters and not changing for nobody.

SECOND CHANCES: I believe everybody deserves a second chance but that’s it. No third, fourth or fifth. If you do you may as well have mug tattooed on your forehead.

SEX ON A FIRST DATE: If i was to have sex on the first date (which i don’t) it would certainly not turn into anything more serious than a one time thing. Love isn’t built on sleeping with someone when you only met them a few hours before.

DO YOU…

HAVE A STRONG ACCENT: Although i live in the countryside i don’t think i sound as broad as some of the people so i have that to be thankful for.

HAVE ANY SCARS: I have a massive scar from where i had my bladder operation. The actual Bladder stoma itself is tiny but where they opened me up is quite sizable but luckily my knickers hide it.

BELIEVE IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: I really do believe that you could fall in love with someone just by looking at them but when you get to know them as a person is when you really know if its true love or just infatuation.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better.

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Miracle Morning| Holzieloves – Podcast #1 

I thought about what I wanted to start my podcast episodes off with and I came up with a very positive one 😁

So here it is….


Applying this to your mornings will benefit not only you on the inside but it will show on the outside too.

Giving yourself that extra hour to achieve these things will put you in the right mindset for the day.

I’d love your feedback so if you listen let me know what you think…

Getting my thinking cap on for next weeks episode now.

Holzieloves: Listen up

Just a quick post to say:

I am starting a weekly podcast on Holzieloves where I will be talking about topics that you may not get here on the blog. I guess it will be good for those of you that enjoy listening to something whilst doing other things. I have never done anything like this before so you’ll have to bear with me to see if I’m any good 🙈

Click below to listen to my Introduction

You can find a new Podcast every Wednesday at 6pm over on sound cloud. You don’t need an account just a pair of working ears.

I will also update you on here to let you know when I have posted my latest podcast.

Let me know what you think…
much loves 💗

Week 1: Holzie Reveals…

You’re probably thinking what’s with the title?

Disclaimer: All clothes will be staying on for the duration of this post.

I thought that since you the readers come and nosey at my blog posts I thought I would do something different so you can find out a bit more about me and I love a good old Q &A .

I have kept it light hearted this week. i’ll delve a bit deeper next time.

So lets jump straight into the questions….

Who has the biggest influence in your life? That would have to be my mum. She tells me all the stories from back in her days and how she got through it and that I can get through any struggles in life too.

What were you like as a kid? I grew up living in a road that mainly consisted of boys so of course I wanted to do all the thing they did like skateboarding and football but as soon as I ruined my skirt from mums catalogue and fell off my bike and scrapped the side of my face it was bye bye boys things and hello Barbie.

Do you have a nickname and what is the story behind it? Name: Bertie/Bert and this stemmed from me and my best mate Jess doing an afterschool paper round. We had a trolley and a bag to help carry them. I opted for the bag and Jess the trolley. We labelled them Trev and Bertie. 16 years later we still have the same nickname. I’ll never forget when Jess sent a letter to me from the Navy addressed to Bertie Bag. I nearly pissed.

What are your Guilty Pleasures? I have a weakness for Paul Hollywood, Colin Firth and Phillip Scofield I mean how could you not like them. You probably already know as this isn’t he first time I’ve said it.

How do you define love and have you ever been in love? The way I look at love you can be in love with the person and not the gender. I hate how people still put a label on love its a feeling and you just can’t help who you fall for. I have been in love before, myheart got hurt and it took a long time to get it fixed. Here i am now still waiting for the one if they are out there.

Finally this week – A Quote to live by…

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I hope you had fun reading and I look forward to seeing you next week for Week 2.