Tuesday, 23 December 2014

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel

Who else has tried Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel? It's to die for! My friend kindly bought me some LUSH goodies for my birthday last week.  This shower gel smells exactly like candy floss it is such a sweet gorgeous scent.   

I only used a little bit of this product, a little goes a long way. It lathers up and left my skin feeling silky soft and smelling super sweet!

Have you tried this lush product?

Holly xxx

Monday, 22 December 2014

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation

Back in the Summer I treated myself to Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation. I had heard amazing reviews about this product and at the time wanted a foundation that would give me a glow.

At first I was pleased with this product as it did everything the beauty advisor on the makeup counter said. It gave me beautiful glowing skin and didn't feel heavy on my skin. The foundation also matched my skin perfectly. However I have oily to combination skin and after a good few hours I would find my makeup would look very shiny and did break my skin out. I wouldn't repurchase this product as I feel there are better foundations on the market!

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?

Holly xx

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Real Techniques- Bursh Collection- Eye Starter Set

I have been trying out different makeup looks for my birthday get together this weekend.To achieve an amazing smokey eye look I thought I would treat myself to Real Techniques eye starter set. I bought this set from Boots for £21.99. I'm a BIG Fan of Pixiwoo on YouTube and have heard some amazing reviews about the quality of their products!

The set includes:
  • Fine Liner Brush
  • Accent Brush
  • Brow Brush
  • Deluxe Crease Brush
  • Base Shadow Brush

All of the brushes are super soft and are of a high quality. My Favourite brush out of the set has to be the 'Deluxe Crease brush'. This brush is fantastic for concealing, blending and applying shadow onto the lid.All of the brushes help blend in eyeshadow perfectly. I am so ahppy I bought this brush set just wish I had bought them sooner!

Have you tried any of the Real Technique Makeup brushes?



Monday, 15 December 2014

Bourjoiis Radiance Healthy Mix Foundation

Don't you just hate it when all your make-up runs out the same time and your waiting till pay-day to indulge in buying new make-up goodies. Bourjois healthy mix foundation is go to high street foundation. I repurchase this product every time it runs out! I absolutely love it.

On a day to day basis I wear Bourjois radiance reveal healthy mix foundation.  I love the consistency of this foundation it can be applied easily and blends really well which I think is a must for a foundation, no one likes the cakey look! This foundation give me a dewy and glowing look and has never gives me spots. The smell of this foundation is fruity and smells delicious. I love that you can build up the coverage with this foundation which is brilliant from going from a day look to an evening.

Holly xxx 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

St.Tropez - Self Tan Bronzing Gel

Hey guys,
The Christmas parties are going to be starting up soon, and as I am fair skinned I like to fake tan. I treated myself to St.Tropez - Self Tan Bronzing Gel, which cost me £18.00 from my local salon. I had never tried St.Tropez before but was excited to try it out because of the great reviews I had heard!

Firstly this fake tan gel is very natural looking. I applied the gel with a fake tan glove and found that it applied evenly with no blotches or streaks. There is a slight smell with this gel but it is not unpleasant.The colour is not at all orangery but very sun kissed. It is easy to apply and overall is gives me a natural looking colour! One application of this tan lasted me around 3 days and then it started to wear off. I would repurchase this product and give it a 9/10. 

Have you tried this self tan?

Holly xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil

Hey dolls,

As there has been a change in weather, there has been an obvious change in my skin over the last couple of months. My skin went very dry and flaky. I wanted it to clear up as quick as possible and resulted in trying out a few new products. 

One of my favourite products was the Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil, which is enriched with Argan, Macedonia , Rose and Almond. I sprayed it onto my face which left it a little slippery but after a while it sank into my skin. My skin felt lovely and moisturised with a lovely glow. It also has a lovely soft scent which smells divine . 

This product did the trick and within a couple of days my skin was back to normal. 

Have you tried this oil ?

Holly xxx

Monday, 10 November 2014

Estée Lauder-Double wear foundation

 My favorite foundation ever! big statement, I know. I have been using Estée Lauder double wear foundation o and off over two years. I wear the colour Dawn and blend it in with my bourjois foundation in the shade 52 vanille. I am a total addict when it comes to this foundation I always end up going back to it. 

I love this foundation as it literally does stay all day what ever the weather be it raining or hot! I would say it is a build-able coverage and makes your skin look flawless.
I find the colour Dawn on my skin is ideal for summer but can look a little dark through the winter months so I tend to only use a little bit or go a shade lighter. This  product retails at £29.50

What's your favourite foundation ?

holly xxx

Benefit Brow Zings Review

Hey dolls,

For the last year or so I've been loving the look of a dark defined brow. Ive been using the benefit brow zings palette religiously. I often tint my eyebrows myself and then fill them in using this palette. This product includes:

  • pigmented wax for shaping
  • natural-shred powder for setting
  • discreet tweezers 
  • hand angle brush
  • mirror

A little goes a long way with this product and I often just use the wax alone to create more of a natural look.  I find this is such a good palette for a quick and easy brow look. It in now a staple in my makeup bag. I use the shade light, which is perfect for my complexion. The brushes last a long time which is also a bonus!

 This product retails at £24.50, in my opinion it is 100% worth the money.

What is your staple makeup product?

 holly xx

Monday, 3 November 2014

Post- Halloween Post

Hey dolls,

I Love Halloween and went to a few parties this year which was so much fun. My favourite part is getting all dressed up and totally transforming into something new, trying out different types of makeup and following tutorials on youtube. 

 Did you get dressed up for halloween?

Holly xx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Cleanser and Exfoliating Scrub

Hey dolls,

I wanted to spice up my skincare a bit. My skin has changed over the last couple of months. I have been suffering from a few breakouts especially on my cheeks and forehead. I had read a few reviews online about how Manuka honey can help with breakouts/acne.

About the product-cleanser: Wild Ferns Manuka Honey gentle facial cleanser contains pure active Manuka honey. This cleanser removes my makeup within an instance and doesn't strip the skin from its natural oils.

I really love this range it removes my makeup brilliantly and makes my skin feel squeaky clean and after 1 weeks use my skin looked brighter and flawless.It  really did help with drying up my spots , however I did find my skin  needed a good moisturise after using this product because my skin got quite dry after a long period if use. 

Exfoliating scrub:

I love the Manuka honey exfoliating scrub. I actually like mixing the exfoliation scrub with the cleanser I feel this helps get my makeup off better when wearing heavy makeup for a nightout. 

Have you guys tried this brand?

Holly xxx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Summer Holiday 2014

Hey dolls,

I have just arrived back from the most amazing summer holiday! I went with my boyfriend and another couple. We went to the island Kos in Greece. I went for two weeks and relaxed in the sunshine by the pool and beach. I thought I would share some of my holiday snaps with you!

We stayed in Aegean village just outside the party town Kardeminia. Here's me relaxing by the pool.

We rented a car for a couple of days and explored the island. We visited some beautiful beaches.

One day we took the Ferry over to Bodrum in Turkey! There were a lot of bargains to be had!

Are you going anywhere nice this year? 

Holly xx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Este Lauder Free Gift

Hey dolls,

I ran out of my go to foundation double wear and got this cool free gift! 

I love this mascara. It is a really deep black and goes on marviuously without and clumps and not to thick. It really adds lots of length to my lashes. I really like the wand. The main reason I would buy this product in full size is because it added volume to my lashes and it didn't flake or smudge during the day!! 

I love this product it sits so smoothly on my face and feels really refreshing. It makes my complexion glow and overall it is a lovely luxurious product! 

I love his palette it is great for achieving a luscious day look to a glam evening makeup look. The colours are all really pigmented and I think they complement my hazel eyes.

This eyeliner pencil is lovely for adding definition to my lashes it doesn't smudge and is long lasting. I have been using this eye pencil on a daily basis and have been loving it!!

Holly xxx

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ciara Daly My Hero Makeup Brush

Hey Dolls, 

On Monday I went to the beauty show In BIrmingham where I picked up lots of bits and bobs. One being this amazing foundation brush. It is super soft and smooth and feels gorgeous as it sweeps over my skin. Before using this brush I used my fingers.... I know naughty me. One thing I find amazing about this makeup brush is that you only need to use a tiny bit of foundation and it goes a long way. There is no secret to this brush just do circular movements and almost buff the foundation lightly into your skin for best results for flawless looking skin. 

What's your favourite makeup brush ?

Holly xxx

Monday, 12 May 2014

Benefit Full Glam Ahead!

Hey Dolls,
I was at the till at Boots and this cute Benefit pack caught my eye and for £9.50 I could not resist as I have not tried that many Benefit products I was curious to see what they were like. The kit includes testers of:
  • Benefit High Beam complexion enhancer
  • Benefit Stay Don't Stray concealer
  • Benefit Bad Girl Lash

  I was pleasantly impressed with the high bean complexion enhancer . It makes my skin look super healthy and gives it a lovely dewy look. I applied this on the top of my cheekbones for a glowing makeup look. I have had loads of complainants when i wear it which is a big thumbs up!

I love this product! I think it is AMAZING!!! My eyeshadow stays for long periods of time without creasing and a little bit goes a long way.

I was quite disappointed with the bad gal lash I felt that it made my eyelashes look thick and clumpy and throughout the day it flaked. Boohoo 

What's your favourite benefit product? 

Holly xxx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Small Elf Hall

Hey guys, I recently purchased a few things from elf cosmetics, they have just opened a small shop in a Cardiff Arcade. The shop is so pretty and the makeup is cheap and cheerful and good quality! 

I bought this elf staple brush to apply my foundation, I don't go a day without using this when applying my makeup. The bristles are really soft and leaves my makeup looking flawless and gorgeous! 

I love the pressed powder I will be repurchasing this product it is amazing. I bought it In the colour porcelain.  I love the finish with this powder and helps my makeup last ! Which is always a big plus. I love thet it gives me an overall matte finish. 

I thought that I would try out the makeup mist and set after rewarding raving reviews online. I am not overally pleased with this product. You spray it over your finished makeup look and it is meant to set your makeup, however quite a lot comes out and I just ended up feeling sticky. I just don't think it does the job! 

I love this product it really helps keep your eyeshadow on without creasing! It's long lasting.

What's your favourite elf product? 

Holly xxx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Benefit Dandelion Blush

This is my first Benefit Blush and I had high hopes considering the price at £23.50. I love the colour, it is an appealing pink, pretty, soft blush. This has just the right amount of colour and you can build the coverage up if wanted.  I think this blush is perfect for people who have quite fair skin like me as it give me a healthy glow without  looking clownish. 

However I am not to keen on the packaging, it doesnt seem very sturdy and considering the price I would of liked something  bit more fancier looking. The brush is very soft and feels lovely on my skin.

What's your favourite Benefit product?

Holly xxx

Body Shop Essential Beauty Collection

I've had a lovely weekend away in West Wales with my boyfriend, and when away I ran out of some of my skincare essentials, so I made a quick stop at  'The Body Shop'. There was an offer on when if you spend £18 or more on Make-up and Skincare you get a this pack of beauty and skincare items for free!! who doesn't love a freebie?

In the pack was a vitamin E skin-in moisture mask and Vitamin E Cream Cleanser. The Vitamin E Range is for anyone who is concerned by environmental factors which effects a persons skin. These factors include cigarette smoke, UV and UVA light and pollution. This range is also suitable for all skin types.

Vitamin E skin-in moisture mask
Firstly this little sachet goes a long way, the scent is gentle. I have combination skin and this mask worked really well for my skin type. I loved using this mask over night as it was able to really sink-in to my skin and in the morning my skin felt smooth and hydrated. Very pleased with the result.

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser
I really loved the Creamy Cleanser, the texture isn't greasy and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. It removed all my make-up effectively. This cleanser is very light, smells amazing and should be used twice a day. 

I've never tried any of 'The Body Shop' make-up collection so was pleased to see that there were a few items included.

Big and Curvy Mascara 
I really like this mascara, I usually wear false eyelashes so I never buy expensive mascaras. This mascara has had a lot of bad reviews on-line, many saying that it made their eyelashes clumpy. I however didn't have this problem. It made my eyelashes appear thicker, not sensitive to eyes and does not smudge or flake off. I like the fine, long brush. The only negative from this product I didn't find it really made my lashes curve, my lashes are very straight so this could be the reason!

Eye Definer: Black
This eye-liner is soft and didn't irritate my eyes. As for it was so soft meant that it was easy to smudge to create a dramatic smokey eye. The colour is quite subtle but you are able to build up the coverage. It also has great lasting power, which is always a plus!!

Be sure to check out my lifestyle page for updates!

Holly xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

what's in my makeup bag..

I thought I would do something a little different today and show you what is in my makeup bag. At the moment I'm using an Elemis light blue bag and I like the fact that it is quite big. My mum bought me this for Christmas!

In my makeup bag I have a few of my essential makeup items that I use to create my everyday makeup look.

Healthy Mix Foundation
I always use healthy mix foundation by boujois. I always end up going back to this foundation. I love how you are able to build up the coverage and I find the colour range is brilliant and it matches my skin tone perfectly I use shade vanilla 52.

Duo Eyelash Glue
I recently purchased duo eyelash glue and I think it's absoultly AMAZING. My eyelashes will literally stay on all day without peeling or coming loose. When I run out I will defiantly be repurchasing this product.

Liquid Eyeliner
I picked up a really cheap liquid eyeliner from Asda, I've had it for a good couple of months now and it hasn't dried up I love the nib as it creates great fine line.

Elf Cool Bronzer
Elf has recetly opened in Cardiff and what a beautiful shop it is! I bought a few makeup goodies from there. I love the Cool Bronzer,however it is quite dark but used in moderation it creates a lovely healthy glow.

Benefit Brow zings
A few months ago I had my eyebrows done by 'HD Brows' and have been keeping them looking fresh with this amazing brow kit! The pigmented wax is perfecting for shaping my brows and keeping them in order. The shaded powder is perfect for setting my brows. I also find the mirror really handy and the little tweezers which come with the product perfect for travelling.

Collection Lasting Perfection Powder
I use this powder to set my makeup. I have only been using it for a few days it seems to do the job, but i have used other powders in the past which I have preferred.

Maxfactor Flipstick
The pigmentation in this lipstick is out of this world it is long wearing, bright and bold. It creates the perfect looking lip. I love that you have two colours in one product so you can switch it up if you like.

Whats your favourite product in your Makeup?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Aussie Miracle Shine Hair Products

I have fallen in love with Aussie Miracle Shine Products. My hair is naturally thick, dull and has been damaged by frequent use if hair products.

The shampoo and conditioner gave me luscious locks after just one use. My hair was soft, shiny and smooth. The smell is scrumptious and sweet. I was so delighted with these products.

Shampoo £5.99 Boots 
Conditioners £4.99

What are your favourite hair products?

Sunday, 2 February 2014

January Favourites

I thought I would kick the month of with my January Favourites.  I've got quite a few favourites this month, but lets get started!


This month my skin has been glowing thanks to the Seaweed Collection by The Body Shop. I have combination skin so this range is perfect. The results have been amazing and my skin is clear. 
I Love the Cleanser and toner my skin feels refreshed after using both these products.
The Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator is quite gritty in texture but really gets the dry skin cells away and removes any impurities. 

These two have been my favourite hair products this month. I have really been loving the big hair look this month. I love batiste dry shampoo it keeps my hair looking fresh between washes and is soo easy to use. 

I've also recently discovered VO5 give me texture which instantly gives my hair texture and volume. This powder makes my hair look healthy and I always get compliments when I use this product.


I just can not get enough of GlamGlow this is my second purchase of the clearing mud. It has cleared my skin and keeps the blackheads away. I have even got my boyfriend hooked on this product it really does to miracles. ( read my GlamGlow Review down below).

My mum gave me this lipstick for christmas. It is Este' Lauder i the colour crystal coral. I love this shade and think it would be amazing come summer. This lipstick makes my lips feel super soft and hydrated.


I'm a huge fan on the Lily Flame Candles. They have a range of different scents but Blush has to be one of my favourites. Its a very sweet fragrance and girly. I love the way it makes my room smell!!.