Sunday, 30 May 2010


On Friday I went to my final university Summer Ball *sad face*.
This is me with one of my best friends, Alex:

Dress; Lipsy London - £145
(I also wore this in my Valentines post)

I also wore these shoes (photo is a horrifically drunken Hello Magazine-esque shot of my falling out of a car, however captures my new beauties very well!)

Shoes; New Look - £30

The UH Ball was amazing, with a free funfair, casino, professional photographer, and the refectory was turned into an amazing sparkling R&B room where we saw Tinie Tempah!

He is wayy at the front...I was perched at the back to save my poor crippled feet!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend whatever you've been up to:)

Monday, 17 May 2010

Nails Inc & Diet Coke

I can't say I'm a huge fan of Diet Coke. Nor can I say I'm a huge fan of Nails Inc (I think they're incredibly over priced for what they are)
However...when Diet Coke and Nails Inc collaborate to provide a free nail polish with every two bottles of coke...thats when I become a fan.

Don't get me wrong, I like Nails Inc polishes. The colours are lovely, the quality is good, and the names are catchy. I'm just put off by the price tag as I know full well that there are nail polishes out there that are better for half the price. That said, when I can get my hands on one for free, this pleases me (the only other Nails Inc polish I own was a freebie with Cosmo magazine!)

ANYWAY. I was in Watford shopping with le boyfriend when I spotted the promotion. So I tugged on his sleeve and asked if he would buy two bottles of coke so I could have the freebie nailpolish and he was more than happy to oblige!

I chose the London 160 polish, & I kinda like it :)

Has anyone else got on board with this promotion? Which colour/s did you pick up?

Holly x

Monday, 3 May 2010


Tomorrow is my last coursework hand in (with the exception of my 15,000 word dissertation for september..i guess im getting excited a little early!) and therefore I plan on treating myself to a spray tanning session, for two reasons:

1. because I am tired of being pale..nothing beats a golden glow for an instant mood boost!
2. because I am far too lazy to apply St Moriz. As much as I adore it, it is a long winded process and I feel lazy.

Therefore a spraytan is the way forward!
Im a little aprehensive, as the last time I had one of these was about 5 years ago for my 6th form prom, and I came out looking a little tango'd. However, I like to think that in 5 years fake tanning in salons has developed somewhat.

I'll be visiting the boyfriend in his little village of Soham (there is absolutely nothing in the way of shops, however there are about 3 tanning salons..the Soham locals must be tan-aholics) so i'll have to see which has the best facilities.

In the past, I've used two types of spray tan booths. One being where you stand in the booth and get sprayed by the machine, and the other where you stand half naked (all in the name of sunkissed skin!) and get sprayed by the tanning assistant.

Not sure which I preferred...has anyone tried either of these (or any different) spray tanning methods lately? Any recommendations?


i heart photoready

What I love the most about the beauty blogosphere is that every now and then it alerts me to a product that I wouldn't otherwise necessarily have known about...
... and sometimes when i purchase these products (st moriz being a fine example), i wonder how on earth i ever lived without them!

This can most definately be said about Revlon PhotoReady Foundation.

I am officially in love with a foundation for the very first time!
Before, I was using a 17 Skin Perfecting foundation and I was more than happy with this. It was nothing special but it did the job. I wouldn't say I particularly enjoyed wearing it.

I picked up Revlon PhotoReady in Boots when it was on promotion for £10 (I also had a £2 off voucher which made it a little cheaper) after reading numerous reviews on peoples blogs. I thought I'd give it a whirl while it was on the cheap.

At first I wasn't over the moon, but the more I used it the more in love I fell!
It is so easy to apply and it feels really lovely and silky on my skin, I just adore wearing it. Normally I would always moisturise my face before wearing any foundation but I have experimented without and just applied PhotoReady to my skin, and it still feels lovely.

Today I went back to wearing my 17 foundation and was thoroughly disappointed in the difference!

Highly recommend!!

Have you tried it? Would love to know what you think


Thursday, 29 April 2010

Heyy lovelies :)
I'll start with my standard apology for lack of blogging, life has been and still is going by in a complete blur due to it being the end of uni! Next week I have my final coursework hand in and my final exam...where did the last 4 years go?!

Anywho, heres an OOTD from last Friday lol. It was a St George's day themed night at Flirt so I stole this festive hat from my friend :)

Entire outfit courtesy of New Look :D

Its payday tomorrow so hopefully a shopping trip will take place and I'll acquire some pretty new bits and pieces to blog about.

Hope you're all having a lovely week!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Review: Remington SpinCurl

While I have seen great results achieved with the Remington Spincurl (Zoe, pour example!), I have come to the conclusion that it is not for me.

I have annoying hair that is a complete pain to do anything with. It is bleached blonde, to my shoulders, and hasnt grown in length in probably about 5 years, possibly because I straighten it half to death. Either way, it is at a length that I personally think does not suit curls, not on me at least. I've tried numerous curling tongs to attempt to make it look pretty and curly but I always end up looking like a poodle, and the Remington Spincurl pretty much made me look the most poodle-fied that I've ever looked lol.

It isn't complicated to use, basically you just insert sections of hair into the curl attachment and the hairdryer whips the hair around into a sort of matted dreadlock, which when brushed out should leave you with beachy waves. But no, poodle hair for Holly. Luckily I purchased my Spincurl on offer in Sainsburys for £26...I would be absolutely kicking myself if I'd paid the full £39 for this product!

But yes, overall I am disappointed that this product didnt work for me. I think for girls with longer hair, this product can achieve some amazing results, but sadly my short blonde mop is stubborn and refuses to curl properly:P

I'm considering sticking it on ebay for around £20, if anybody is interested do let me know. I've only used it twice and still have all original packaging and instructions:)

Holly xo

Thursday, 1 April 2010

April 1st...Currently.

Listening to; Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Rihanna, Snow Patrol, You Me At Six
Reading; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I've only just started this and its taking me a little while to get into it!
Watching; 90210..i am completely 100% addicted to this show!
Buying; Girls Aloud 'Sarah' Eyelashes on a weekly basis..and anything pretty from New Look
Wanting; to go back to my first year of university and live the adventure all over again
Trying; to do well in my Masters
Loving; family and friends
Planning; my future.
Making; a plan for Easter break!
Writing; my blog..and a novel one day:P
Cooking; vegetables, or i should be, soo unhealthy!
Inspired By; inspirational people