Thursday, 23 October 2014

On The Go Beauty Kit

Hey guys,
I always like to be prepared for anything as most of my friends will know. In Year 9 I went on a trip to Poland with my school for a week and I literally had everything I would ever need in my backpack. I'm still like that so I thought I would show you guys what I have in my small makeup bag... I call it that but it only has 5 beauty things in it... Oh well. The bag itself is really small but you'd be surprised by how much you can fit into it.

Cotton Buds - You never know when you might need these so I always like to have a few in my bag just in case.They're good for cleaning up and eyeliner or mascara that's smudged and they can help neaten up your lipstick.

Contact Lens Case - I wear contact lenses so I always like to have my contact case with me just in case something happens or I need to clean them. It's super useful and it's small enough to fit easily inside of my makeup bag.

Cream Blush - Powder blushes are a hassle because you need to have a brush with you but with a cream blush you can just apply it easily with your fingers. I like using this one as the colour is really pretty and it's easy to just touch up if I need to.

Hand Cream - I like having a hand cream in my bag because you can use it on your elbows and knees as well and one of my friends complains about having dry elbows so at least I can help out.

Powder - I like this powder because it came with a powder puff and I find that the best way to apply makeup when I'm on the go as you don't have to take a brush with you. It also has a mirror so that'll save you some room as you don't have to take one with you, plus, the compartment at the bottom can also fit two pieces of chewing gum which is an added bonus.

Clear Nail Varnish - Clear nail varnish can be used for so many things but I keep it in my bag mainly to put onto my tights if I get a rip in them. By applying clear nail varnish you stop them from being able to tear further!

Concealer - I prefer to take a concealer out with me instead of taking foundation, it's smaller and I normally just need to touch up certain areas.

Clear Bobbles + Hair Grips - Buns and ponytails give me headaches really easily so I much prefer to have these small elastics so I can put my hair into a plait instead, I like having some hair grips as well just in case I want to put my hair out of my face.

Paracetamol - I like having paracetamol with me just in case I get a headache or one of my friends does, it's useful to have a packet in your bag.

Lipstick - This shade is my go to one so I that's why I like having it with me. Especially if I'm wearing a bold lip that day and later on decide I'd rather have something a little more toned down.

Hand Wipes - You never know when you might need to wipe something up so I like having at least one of these in my bag. I got this one from KFC last time I went... and I may have grabbed a handful just because they're small enough to fit into my makeup bag.

Roll on Perfume - I don't have an atomiser so I prefer to have a roll on perfume with me instead. It's smaller than bringing a bottle and the smell tends to last longer which is an added plus.

Eyeliner - I normally wear eyeliner and even when I'm not I still like to tight line my lashes so they look fuller, so I like having this one with me just in case.

Tissues - I have always got a cold. Always. So I nee to have a packet of tissues on me at all time.

Lip balm - Lip balm is a must for everyone. No one wants dry lips and whenever I don't have one on me I always need it.

I hope you guys found this post interesting! What's you must have in your on the go kit?
Holly x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #10

How To Easily Clean Up Eye shadow/Eyeliner Mistakes

Hey guys,
So I don't know about you guys, but I'm terrible for making mistakes when I'm doing my eyeliner/eye shadow, however have no fear, for there's a super easy trick that'll get rid of that mistake in a second! All you need is a q-tip and some form of makeup remover.

All you need to do is put the small amount of makeup remover onto the q-tip and then just carefully remove your mistake with it. It's that easy!

I hope this helped!
Holly x

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Get To Know Me

Hey guys.
I thought I would do the 'Get To Know Me' tag today, I hope you guys find it interesting :)

1. Are you named after anyone? 
Nope, I'm actually called Holly because of when my birthday is. I'm a Christmas baby, 22nd December, so my parents decided to name me Holly because it was fitting. They almost called me Sky but decided against it in the end, which sucks. I mean, how cool is the name Sky?
2. When was the last time you cried? 
An hour ago. I cry at everything though, no matter if its sad or happy, I'll still cry. Especially if it's on the tv, the music that goes along with things just really gets to me. I'm also terrible for crying when other people are. I once turned the tv on and started crying because someone on the screen was, I had no idea who they were or what the show was about but I still cried. No lie.
3. Do you have kids?
Nope, and I don't plan on having any, pregnancy freaks me out, although I'll probably adopt :)
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I think so, I mean, we'd have all the same interests.
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Um... Maybe just a little? Okay, I use it a lot.
6. Will you ever bungee-jump?
I would love to! I hate heights, but I think that's why I also love them so much, I love the rush of adrenaline you get!
7. What’s your favorite cereal? 
Coco Pops. My ex-boyfriend once bought me a box randomly because he knew how much I loved them.
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
I don't know...Their face? Is that cheating...?
9. What is your eye colour?
10. Scary movie or happy endings?
Definitely scary movies, I love them :)
11. Favorite smells? 
Vanilla, Snow Fairy from the Body Shop and Bubblegum.
12. Summer or winter?
Winter. I'd rather be too cold than too hot.
13. Computer or television?
Computer all the way. I can watch TV on the computer, but not the other way around.
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
I went to Poland on a school trip with my school for a week in Year 9, and I live in England so that's pretty far.
15. Do you have any special talents?
Nope, I'm rubbish at everything.
16. Where were you born?
17. What are your hobbies?
Watching TV shows... A lot of tv shows. I love photography, I might make a post in the future with some of my photos on it, would you guys be interested in that? I love reading, my favourite series is His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I also have my blog too :)
18. Do you have any pets?
No, but I’m dying to get a puppy or kitten!
19. Favorite movie?
Hmm... This could go on forever... I really like Easy A, The Hunger Games, Mulan... The list is endless.
20. Do you have any siblings?
Unfortunately, one, a younger brother.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd love to be an English teacher :)
I hope you guys found this interesting!

Holly x

Monday, 13 October 2014

OOTD - 13.10.14

Hey guys,
This was of a while ago but I didn't get round to ever putting the outfit up, well now is as good a time as ever so here you go :)

Holly x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Jewellery Storage

Hey guys,
Today I thought I would do a post on how I store my jewellery, it's not the most exciting post but I thought I would still show you guys. 

I got the box from one of my friends in primary, her dad made it for me and I just really love it. It's blue on the outside and the pattern inside is really pretty and I just love using it for my earnings, necklaces and bracelets. I don't have many so they all fit nicely, I'm more of a rings type girl, and I rarely change my earrings so it's fine them just being in one of the compartments in the box.

I love rings. I love, love, love them. There's a special place in my heart for that tarnished gold colour you can get them in. I think this ring holder is really pretty and it looks nice standing on my dressing table, I also like that it's cream as it goes with the colour scheme of my room.

I made all of the rings at the bottom of the stand so maybe that's why I like it so much, it lets me show them off :) If you want to find out how I made them then I made a tutorial and you can see it here.

It was only a small post but I wanted to make it anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed it!
How do you store your jewellery? 
Holly xcl

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tips and Tricks Tuesday #9

How To Get A Better Curl With Eyelash Curlers

Hey guys,
I love curling my eyelashes, it makes my eyes look so much bigger and more awake. However, sometimes I with that my curl could be even more dramatic. The solution is really simple. Just heat them up with your hairdryer for a few seconds.

Not only will this help you achieve a better curl but it'll help your curl last all day! What's not to love? But do be careful! You don't want to burn yourself or your eyelashes off, so only heat them up for a few seconds.

Holly x