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