Monday, 17 August 2015

Forever Living - Forever alluring eyes

 As I am in my early 20's I thought I better start wearing a light weight eye cream to prevent against fine likes and wrinkles. I believe it is never to early to start with anti ageing. 

The skin around your eyes is one of the thinnest on your body which means that wrinkles are likely to appear there first.

'Forever Alluring Eyes® is a revitalizing under-eye cream, formulated using modern technology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and under-eye circles. It is fortified with some of the finest ingredients to improve the suppleness and elasticity of the skin in the delicate and highly visible area around the eyes. '

I have been using this product now for over two weeks. I love the consistency of this product as it is light and feels soft on my skin and has a non greasy formula.  I love that it blends away to nothing. When applying this product I dab a little under my eye and use light circular massage motions to allow the cream to blend into my skin, making sure I'm not stretching the skin or being to rough. I feel that this eye cream really helps with puffiness after late nights. As for seeing if reduces fine lines and wrinkles only time will tell. Overall I'm extremely happy with this product and would definitely repurchase.

Holly x

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Krakow - Poland Review

I've recently got back from krakow in Poland. Today I thought I would share with you my experience. I didn't know of anyone who had gone to krakow , so I was not sure what to expect for the weekend away. 

My mum and I booked a cheap deal which included the flights and hotel. We stayed in hotel Maksymilian which was very central and only a 5 minute walk to the main square which was ideal. As we had a early flight we arrived early Friday morning. We grabbed some breakfast in a lovely little cafe on the main square. Then went to book our trips for the weekend at the information centre. 

On Saturday we went to Auschwitz and it was an early start and the commute was 1hr and 30 mins from the hotel. 

Our tour guide was amazing and very professional, she spoke brilliant English. It was a sad experience but I believe we should never forget what went on, so that it doesn't happen again.

Later that day we went to the Salt Mines. It was very beautiful especially the underground church. My mum found that there was a lot of walking involved in combination with Auschwitz for one day. I would maybe recommend doing these trips over two days.  

The salt mine was visually beautiful and well worth seeing. We went 200m underground and was given information on the salt mines and how they were formed.

On Sunday we went on a trip around the old town, Jewish Quarter and the Ghetto from the Second World War. Our private tour guide Adam was brilliant very friendly and made the trip. We went around the districts in what looked like a golf buggie. Here are some snaps from our tour. 

The tour included an audio tape in English which talked through the history of krakow. The tour was fab and a great way to get hang of your surroundings.Adam pointed out places of interest.

On the last night we had food at Hard Rock Cafe and sat upstairs in the window, this meant we had a perfect view of the main square. Our waiter was again brilliant, everyone was super friendly. It had great atmosphere and everyone was enjoying. The food was great and very reasonable. 

We had a lovely time and I have to say it was one of best trips I have been on. Plenty to do and very reasonable on price. 

Holly xxx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Favourite skin care products

Today I thought I would share with you my skincare rountine. I think skincare is so important and goes hand in hand when creating flawless makeup looks.

Simple Foaming Cleanser 
I have been using Simple Foaming Cleanser for around 6 months now and I love it. I find a little goes a long way, it doesn't irritate my skin and since using this product I haven't had one breakout. 

St Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Fighter 
This exfoliator is a staple product in my skincare routine. I love the smell and the consistency. I find that it does exactly what it says on the label. Since using this product with Simple Foaming Cleanser my skin has been the best it's ever been. Again I only use a little and I use this product 3-4 times a week.

Simple Facial Toner
 I love using this toner to remove the remending traces of makeup. It makes my skin feel very refreshed. I apply to cotton wool and use in circular movements all over my face. 

Have you tried any of these products?
What's your favourite skincare product ? 

Holly xxx

Monday, 16 February 2015

Human + Kind Day and Night Cream

Human + Kind is an amazing company aimed around supporting peoples skin in an ethical way. This product is made from all natural ingredients which refreshes your skin.

Human+Kind All-In-One Day+Night Cream contains 8 active ingredients, the benefits include:

  •   Moisturises and beautifies dehydrated skin 
  •   Revitalises, nourishes and rejuvenates
  •   Softens and evens out your skin tone
  •   Helps improve the appearance of damaged skin
  •   Remedies minor skin ailments
  •   Protects against ageing environmental elements  

Firstly this is a great all in one product! Brilliant for day and night this cream keeps my skin looking radiant and glowing. I would say this cream is light in consistency and keeps my skin hydrated. It claims to clear blemishes and uneven skin tone.

I love this product, my skin has stayed clear with no breakouts and I haven't had any dry patches of skin either which is a huge plus for me. I was using Simple Skincare Range Moisturiser before this and it used to irritate my eyes and make it sting. As this is a completely natural product with no chemicals or parabens, I haven't had any irritation problems! Big thumbs up from me and I would defiantly recommend anyone to try this product. I think this product would be suitable for any skin type it's GREAT!

Have you tried any Human + Kind products? What did you think?

Holly xx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Self Tan Review- Garnier Ambre Solaire

Self Tanning is a must for me. I am naturally pale skinned and don't like sitting in the sun or using sun-beds. Self tanning is the most easy way to get a tinted glow.  Over the years I have tried lots of self tanning products some good and some bad. Ive tried three Garnier Ambre Solaire products over the past few months and here are my thoughts.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Bronzing Self Tan Tinted Gel 150ml
I love this tan, it is a perfect colour and looks very natural. It has a visible application, this helps me see exactly which parts I have missed or need to go over to get my desired look. This tan isn't streaky and I apply fake tan with a mitt. It has a slight smell but nothing overpowering like some self tans. This tan is quick drying and perfect if you are in a rush or having a spontaneous night out. This product costs £8.99.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Tinted Self Tan Velvety Gel 150ml
This Self Tan is also great. It isn't a visible application, in actual fact it is clear gel. I use the mitt to buff the tan into my skin in circular movements for best results. This tan provides a natural glow perfect for my skin tone . It also feels smooth and silky. This tan does take around three hours to develop. If you desire a darker look you can repeat the process the next day.  I would repurchase this product again. This product cost £10.69

Garnier Ambre Solaire Instant Bronzer Hydrating Gel Natural 150ml
This self tan gives you an instant bronzed look. This was my least favourite self tan product out of all three. The colour was just a tad to dark and I felt it didn't look as natural as the other two. This product was easy to apply and had a visible application. This product washes off with soap and water.  I don't think I would repurchase this product. This self tan costs £7.00.

Have you tried any of these products?

Holly xx

Monday, 26 January 2015

Nars products

As it was payday I thought I would treat myself to some new makeup. I have always heard such good reviews about Nars products but was yet to try any.  I love watching Zoella and Tanya Burr on YouTube and they seem huge fans of the Nars sheer glow foundation and their skin always looks flawless.

Nars sheer glow foundation
I am shade Santa Fe, which is a few shades darker than my actual skin tone but I fake tan so often it matched perfectly. I am blown away with this foundation, it looks like my second skin absolutely flawless. I would say it was medium coverage but you could defiantly build it up. It looks very natural and makes my skin look refreshed and radiant. I will be repurchasing this product time and time again. 

Nars Blush- Orgasm
Such a pretty shade. A little goes a long way. This product is very pigmented and looks effortlessly gorgeous.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This had to be one of the best concealer a I have ever tried! It sits perfectly on the skin and doesn't crease under the eyes. I feel like it makes me look well rested. The shade I use is called custard. This is ideal for covering blemishes and also can be used for highlighting. I am do happy with all of the Nars products they are  great quality.

What's your favourite Nars product? 

Holly xx

Monday, 19 January 2015

Burberry Brit-Summer Edition

Burberry Brit for Women is a long lasting perfume. This is the summer edition which launched summer 2012 I believe. It has the classic Burberry pattern packaging. The scent includes Italian Lime, Icy Pear, Green Almond, White Peony, Sugared Almonds, Amber , Mahogany, Vanilla and Tonka Bean.

I think this is quite a classy scent and I always get compliments when I wear it. This scent if perfect for Spring and Summer.

What is your favourite perfume ? Have you tried this one?

Holly xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Ted Baker Luxury Bathing Collection

This collection is very luxurious, the set comes with everything you need to have a good pamper and the packing is super cute too!

The Bath Wash smells amazing it is fruity and fresh. It is blended from bergamot , red fruit and has a feminine twist of tuberose and patchouli.

The Bath Foam creates lots of relaxing bubbles. I love nothing more than getting home from work and college and indulging in a warm bubble bath. The bath foam smells gorgeous containing vanilla, sandalwood, raspberry and rose.
The Body Lotion is scented with bergamot,red fruit, tuberose and patchouli and laves my skin feeling moisturized for hours! I apply in the morning, when I wake up.

If I am fancying a different scent to the body lotion, I sometimes spice it up and use the Ted Baker Body Souffle ,perfect for keeping my skin hydrated all day. This contains vanilla, sandalwood, raspberry and rose. The souffle is slightly thicker in consistency too!

My hands have been super dry this winter, the Hand Cream has become very useful. I actually have been applying a lot of hand cream onto my hands and then placing socks onto my hands before bed to keep them soft and nourished. This hand cream also contains Shea Butter which is known for its healing properties. 

Last but not least is the soap. This soap lathers really well and leaves hands felling squeaky clean!

I love this collection it is great for traveling and the bag is ideal too!

What do you make of this collection?

Holly xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Laura Ashley Imperial Bloom Gift Set

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and celebrated New Year with a bang.

This Laura Ashley Gift Set was given to me for Christmas. This Set includes:
  • Hand Soap
  • Shower Cream
  • Body Lotion
  • Fragrance Mist.

A set perfect for travelling. I went to London for a few days inbetween Christmas and New year,this set came in handy. All products smell amazing and include fragrances of jasmine,exotic fruits,oriental lily and creamy vanilla.

This Gift Set is great fora birthday or a pamper for yourself!

What did you get for Christmas?

Holly xxx