Monday, 1 September 2014

OOTD - 01.09.14

Hey guys,
Just another outfit of the day post, enjoy! 

Holly x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

How I Contour + Highlight

Hey guys,
Everyone wants high cheekbones... However, not all of us are blessed with these things, but don't worry. There's a way to cheat and give yourself an illusion of higher cheekbones.

To contour I use my contouring palette I bought of eBay, it was only £3.39, so if you're interested in one I'd definitely suggest getting this one! It's a really nice starter palette with all the shades you'll need and it won't break the bank either.

Highlighter is used to bring out certain features on your face and to bring them into the light. I use the light yellow toned colour on my palette as it works best with my skin tone, however you can use anything as long as it's 2/3 shades lighter than your skin tone.

Where I apply it:
  • Down the centre of my nose.
  • On top of my cheekbones.
  • Under my eyes.
  • On my cupids bow.
  • The middle of my forehead.
  • The middle of my chin.
  • My brow bone.

Contour is used to add more depth to your face and therefore we apply it where you would naturally have shadows on your face. I use the darkest shade in the palette, but just make sure that whatever you're using is 2/3 shades darker than your skin tone.

Where I apply it:
  • The top of my forehead.
  • Under my cheekbones.
  • Along my jaw.
  • Down the sides of my nose.
  • Just under my lower lip.

I did have photos of myself directly after I'd blended in my contour and highlight but for some reason I couldn't find them, however, the photos I took once I'd finished off my makeup still help to show how contouring and highlighting can help bring out your best features.

As you can see it gives my face a lot more definition and actually makes me look like I have a jawline and cheekbones. What's not to love? I don't do this everyday and normally save it for if I'm going out. However I will contour my cheeks and nose if I have a bit more time before college as I like the look of it. 

I hope you found this post helpful :)
Holly x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #6

Dry Your Nail Varnish Faster

Hey guys,
Who hates waiting for their nail varnish to dry? Stupid question... Everyone! I love having my nails painted but I hate painting them because it just takes far too long for them to dry. I don't want to waste my money on buying quick drying sprays or top coats. But now I don't have to.

All you need to do is fill your basin with cold water and put our freshly washed nails in, the cold water will help them to dry a lot quicker. Hold them under for about a minute and then test them quickly, if they're not quite dry then hold them under for another minute and then they should be alright :)

Holly x

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Life Update: A-Levels

Hey guys,
So I recently got my results back from my first year of A-Levels and I thought I would give you guys a little update. I did a lot better than I thought I would. I thought I would be lucky if I got C's which is such a huge differnece from how optimistic I was at the start of the year. A-Levels are a lot harder than I thought they would be!

I was really worried when I was going for my results as I didn't think I would get above a C in any of my subjects, especially in Literature, where my teacher hadn't even taught us the poem that was on the exam, but thankfully I had taught myself it the day beforehand.

I was pleasantly surprised though when I opened the envelope. :) I managed to get three B's and an A, so I was really pleased!

English Literature - A
English Language - B
Media Studies - B
History - B

I hope all of your exams went well and that you got what you wanted (Or better)  in your results!
Holly x

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Summer Music

Hey guys,
Here's some of the songs I'm loving this summer!

1. She Looks So Perfect
    5 Seconds Of Summer

2. Salute
    Little Mix

3. Ghost
    Ella Henderson

4. Timber

5. Hey Brother

6. Starships
    Nicki Minaj

7. I Will Never Let You Down
    Rita Ora

8. Dark Horse
    Katy Perry

What are your favourite summer songs?
Holly x

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #5

Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo

Hey guys,
So I'm sure you've probably heard of this one, it's pretty well known but I thought I would still add it to my 'Tips and Tricks Tuesdays' as some people might not have thought of it. 

I have my baby powder in a cute bowl in my draw and all I do is put some onto my fluffy brush and then I just tap it onto my hair. Once I have enough on I'll just shake it through my hair with my hands and make sure that you can't tell I used any.

Another trick is to do this at night and then put your hair up into a bun, the next morning not only will your hair be grease free, but it'll also have plenty of volume!

Holly x