Thursday, 27 November 2014

Blogging Tips

Hey guys,
I know I've not been blogging for years but I do feel like I've been blogging for long enough to have picked up a few tips so I thought I would share them with you guys. I'm not telling any of you guys how to blog I just know that I like these types of blog posts because there's always something I can pick up from them. I hope you find thses tips helpful!

Photos Of The Product On
If you're reviewing a product, for example a mascara, take a photo of you without it on and then you with it on so your readers can actually see the difference, even if you don't want to do a before and after, make sure to at least have a photo of you wearing it. I've read so many blog posts and liked the sound of a product but without a picture of it actually on I won't go out and buy it. Especially if it's a lipstick, sometimes the colour looks different on the lips or it might be sheer but you can't really tell without a photo.

I can't stress how important paragraphs are! I think they make it so much easier to read a post as it breaks it down and you don't feel like there's as much to read even if there is. I also think posts look much better aesthetically when there are paragraphs as opposed to just a block of text. If you're unsure of when to start a paragraph then do it as soon as you start talking about something different, so if you're doing your everyday makeup routine, start a new paragraph when you move onto the next product.

Clear Layout
Your layout is the first thing a new reader will see so you want to make sure it's clear and well thought out. You don't want things cluttering up the page or too much going on. I suggest keeping to a simple colour theme and if you want to use a bright colour only use on or two otherwise stick to pastels and whites. Make sure you have links as well so everything is easily accesible, it'll also help your readers see what type of posts you do. Another thing is to make sure you have links to your social media sites so that your readers can find you easily.

I'm not trying to tell you guys how to run your blogs I just wanted to give you a few tips, I hope the helped :)
Holly x 

Monday, 24 November 2014

OOTD - 24.11.14

Hey guys,
Something a little more daring for you today, I paired my black jeans with this see through top. Don't worry, I did have a jacket so I didn't freeze!

Holly x

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Lush Bath Bomb: Dragon's Egg

Hey guys,
I'm a huge lover of Lush, and more importantly they're bath bombs. I love the colours, the smells, the names. I just love them. So today I thought I would talk about my favourite bath bomb. The Dragon's Egg.

I love pretty much everything about this egg. It smells exactly like lemon sherbet and I don't know about you but I love the sugary scent of sherbet, although it does make me hungry. The outside of the bath bomb is white but as it fizzes and crackles it reveals an orange inside and it turnes your water a pretty shade of orange which I assume is meant to mimic a dragon's fire-y breath? Or is that just my Literature side coming out and I'm reading to far into this, oh well. It's a really pretty colour and I like that I don't have to worry about it staining my skin, which is always a fear when using bath bombs with a colouring.

Sorry about the quality of the photos, I didn't exactly want to take my camera in the bath with me so I took them on my phone instead. My camera didn't capture just how pretty the colour was and how bright it was but it was the best I can do, just trust me, the colour is super pretty!

This bath bomb makes my skin feel really smooth so it's the one I always go for if I'm just in the mood to relax, what's your favourite bath bomb?

Holly x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #12

How To Find Out What Your Undertone Is

Hey guys,
I only found out what my undertone was a few months ago and it's been really helpful when I'm picking out colours for makeup, jewellery and clothing as I know what colours will suit me best. I always thought it would be difficult to find out what your undertone is but it turns out it's really easy, and there's a few different ways for you to figure it out.

Check Your Veins
Cool - They look more blue.
Neutral - They may appear both or in-between blue and green.
Warm - They look more green.

Eye and Hair Colour
Cool - Eyes: Blue, Grey, Green.
           Hair: Blond, Brown, Black.
Warm - Eyes: Brown, Amber, Hazel.
             Hair: Strawberry Blonde, Red, Brown, Black.

Cool - Silver looks best on you.
Warm - Gold looks best on you.

The Sun
Cool - More likely to burn.
Warm - Tan easily.

I hope this helped!

Holly x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

10 Blog Post Ideas

Hey guys,
Sometimes I get stuck in a blogging rut where I just can't think of anything to post about, so today I thought I would create a small list that might give you some ideas.

1. Get To Know Me - There are loads of 'Get To Know Me' tags just flying around so put it into google and find one you like :)

2. Bad Beauty Habits

3. Your Favourite Lipsticks/Foundations/Blushes/etc...

4. My Morning/Nighttime Skincare Routine

5. Music Playlist

6. OOTD -  These posts are really quick and easy to do!

7. Why I became I blogger.

8. How I got into makeup.

9. 5 products I couldn't live without.

10. 5 bloggers you love.

I hope this helped!
Holly x

Monday, 10 November 2014