Sunday, 29 September 2013

21 questions

Hey guys, so i've been looking at other peoples blogs and I saw the 21 questions and thought why not give it a go! I hope it lets you get to know me seeing as I'm new.

Okay so here it is:
1. Are you named after anyone? I would love to give you all one great big story, but sadly not no.
2. When was the last time you cried? I cried at the cinema when I watched The Call, my heart when out for the girl when she said what she thought was goodbye to her parents.
3. Do you have kids? Nope.
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I would hope so! I'd like to think I'm a good friend.
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? yes. I use it like a second language and that's probably really bad.
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? Unless I get a large sum of money or had to do it for a really good charity, no.
7. What’s your favourite cereal? Cookie Crisp!
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their smile or the eyes (the window to the soul).
9. What is your eye colour? Blue. I love blue eyes.
10. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings definitely.
11. Favorite smells? Probably: perfumes, petrol and fresh bread.
12. Summer or winter? Summer.
13. Computer or television? computer, because you can watch TV! Is that cheating? ha-ha.
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? in Lancashire (5 hours from me).
15. Do you have any special talents? No :( im so sad by this.
16. Where were you born? Bristol
17. What are your hobbies? i love make up and shopping and I also go rock climbing
18. Do you have any pets? yes, a kitten called Amber
19. Favorite movie? Taken 1&2, Harry Potter, Wild Child, Pitch Perfect and The Parent Trap.
20. Do you have any siblings? no. I am an only child.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? (cheesy) I want to be: successful, happy and healthy.

I hope you guys have learned something about me here! I would love to hear about you

Cheers guys,
Holly Lowe x

How to do Ombre nails (dip dye with nail varnish)

Ombre nails

Here I will show you how to do Ombre nails of any colour (I used white and grey).

What you will need:
-  A varied choice of colours that are either different shades of the same colour or be daring and go wild!
- A sponge (a bathroom one is fine or one from the kitchen)
- Sellotape if you wish to tape round your nails
- Nail varnish remover

Step one: paint your nails the lightest of the colours you are going to use (mines white).

Step two: cut and shape the sponge to the size of your nails and then apply the nail varnish to the sponge in the order that you want it to turn out.

 Step three: press the sponge against your nail and move it forwards and backwards until you get the desired look. You can add more nail varnish if you need to.

After doing all of my nails this is what mine looked like (it gets very messy):

Step Four: Remove the excess nail varnish with remover and a cotton bud. Next, add a top coat to make it last and look shiny.

I hope you enjoyed this quick DIY, I really think it makes nails look fab with the right colours and looks unique! I'd love you to share with me your designs as id love some inspiration

Cheers guys,
Holly Lowe x

Glossy Box June edition 2013. My first box!

Hello and welcome to my first blog about Glossy Box, in this blog i will be showing the products I received as well as my opinions and where you can buy the products.

I was debating for ages on whether I wanted to purchase a Glossy Box (I am currently still subscribed and loving it). So, when i finally decided to buy one i was quite pessimistic on how it may turn out. However, to my surprise I was greeted one morning with a lovely box and a cheery postie (yay). and let me tell you it was like Christmas had come early! It's the feeling of not knowing what you're going to get that month and being able to look forward to it.

So without further or do I will do a little unboxing of it for you all:

This is the design on the normal Glossy Box for if they haven't came up with a themed idea. As soon as I saw this box I knew it was going to be good. The box isn't just made from cardboard it has a luxurious feel to it and the box feels silky smooth in a light pink colour. This box was in July and it was technically "summer" they did a summer looks magazine which explains what the products are, how much they are and also where to buy them from.

I will now get to the exciting Christmas part and show you what was inside my box. the items are covered by the black tissue paper so you can't see what's inside, but obviously i have pulled it back so you can!
The contents inside the box were:
Helen E Cosmetics lip liner 1.3g for £8
Figs and Rouge Coco rose lip balm 12.5ml for £8
Organic Surge Super Intensive Daily Moisturiser 50ml for £8.99
Paul Mitchell curls leave in treatment 200ml for £14.95 (I have the full size)
Nails Inc Portobello nail varnish 10ml for £11 (and again i received sample size)

Helen E cosmetics lip liner:

This Lip liner is from a beauty range that I have never heard of before receiving this product, but I will be interested in finding out more after having this. I have swatched the colour so you guys can have a look yourself. The colour is like a dark pink with shades of brown, but it looks really nice on the lips i can assure you. For the price and the fact that i don't usually wear lip liners it's quite expensive at £8 from www.helen-
Figs and Rouge Coco rose lip balm:

Okay, so this probably had to be my second faviourte thing in this box, here we have the Figs and Rouge Coco rose lip balm. First of all the packaging means quite a lot to me and this is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, also not only that but the way you apply it and the applicator is useful if you worry about germs because you wont be able to get any around the rim! next, moving on the smell of this product is amazing, but if you aren't a fan of roses you may not like the smell (sad face). this product left my lips feeling really soft and also made them look so pretty by adding a pink shimmer to them. You can pick this up at: for £5 what a bargain, amazing.

Organic Surge Super Intensive Daily Moisturiser:

This was by far my faviourte product, and is still my faviourte moisturiser of all time. Okay so, this is by the brand Organic surge and is made with all natural things to make your skin feel amazing and not dehydrating (wow). I have also been using this as a primer and applying foundation over the top and it glides over this. Another amazing thing is that the price is so INexpensive retailing in at £8.99 for 50ml from So, if you're looking for a new moisturiser and your skin feels dry or if you want to try something new I would definitely recommend this.

 Paul Mitchell curls leave in treatment:

This is a leave in treatment from Paul Mitchell curls range. I have not used this one because I used the wave treatment (I have dead straight hair), but me being me thought that it would give me curls. Apparently not what was left was a sticky mess so bad i had to wash my hair twice and it still made my hair feel super heavy and horrible. Although, I'm sure if you have curly hair this would work wonders and make them look beautiful. Also, the price is quite expensive retailing at £14.95 for 200ml ouch. 

Nails Inc Portobello nail varnish 10ml

This is a nail varnish from Nails Inc and I have never bought a nail varnish from that brand before, but I have to say I am quite impressed as you can see the colour is true, it doesn't chip, it lasts for quite a while and was a good summery colour. Although you only get a sample size it has lasted me quite a while and I think that I would like to see more colours from Nails inc. you can buy the full size product for £11 and you get 10ml

That's it from my first ever blog, so I hope it was okay and if you would like to see more please email me suggestions at: I have also had Glossy Boxes up until the month we are in so i could easily carry on doing more or make up/ beauty related things!

Cheers guys, 
Holly Lowe x