Sunday, 29 March 2015

Makeup OTD


Today I'm writing a post about my makeup I wore when going out for a meal with some friends. I wanted to make a subtle smokey eye and a bright lip so I came up with this combination. 

The products that I used were:
- Mac Fix Fluid in NW13
- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
-Urban Decay Primer Potion in normal
- Nars Virtual Domination Pallette the shades from it I used were the Laguna Bronzer and Miss Liberty Highlighter 
- Mac A Novell Romance eyeshadow quad
- Benefits they're real mascara 
- Modelco More Brows in Medium/Dark 
- Too Faced Melted lipstick in Melted Fuchsia

I really love this eyeshadow pallete as its super easy to create a smokey eye and the olive colour eyeshadow adds a twist on the original white/silver in the tear duct 

Holly x 

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Nars Virtual Domination Pallette

Hello, so I recently picked up the new LE palette from Nars and oh boy am I happy! Although the actual delivery service was awful I am totally forgiving because this pallets may be one of her best I own. I love most that it has the classic Laguna bronzer, three blushes in: Deep Throat, Sex Fantasy, final cut and a lovely highlighter in MissLiberty. I will post some pictures below of the Palette and one picture of me wearing the Laguna bronzer.

I really do love this palette and I can honestly say that all the colours will be used hell of a lot! I bought mine from the Nars website,but I would recommend if you can popping into store because I had an awful delivery service with Hermes. Let me know if you would use this and what you think

Sunday, 14 December 2014

OCC Lip Tar Matte in Black Dahlia


I recently made an order with Sephora and one of the things I had to buy was the Sephora Give Me More More Lip collection. I fell in love with all of the products that I received and thought it could have made an excellent present for any beauty lover. One of the things that caught my eye was the OCC lip tar because I had heard A LOT about these from other beauty bloggers and was itching to try them out for myself.

I will post a picture of me wearing it below and give my opinion:

 It's quite tricky to apply so you definitely need the brush that comes with it because oh boy does it leave a stain behind - definitely party proof! The colour is beautiful and I literally used the smallest amount, I guess you could add more product to get a darker colour payoff.

However, it does cling to dry patches on your lips and make them darker, but I do have very dry lips in the winter so overall its done a very good job :D

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

outfit of the day

Today I'm at work all day in an office, so I need to make sure I wear something comfortable. I have chosen some black and grey dog-tooth soft trousers (link HERE) and a cream loose top (link HERE). I think this look could be dressed up with a statement necklace and a pair of boots, or down like i have done for a work outfit. As for makeup, I have opted for something that will hopefully last me all day under the harsh air conditioning and something which won't feel too heavy or overdone. The products I have used are:

-          Bourjois foundation in shade 52 vanilla 
-          Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer (shade has rubbed off, but would have been the lightest)
-          Urban Decay Eye primer original
-          Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
-          Benefit They’re Real Mascara
-          Kiko Contour and Highlight in shade 01
-          Mac Crème Cup Lipstick
-          Mac Eyebrow pencil in Spiked

I will post some pictures below:

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please leave me a comment on what you wear to work or what you would think would be ideal!

Holly x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn Winter wishlist

So after looking online I thought I would put together some of the things I like for Autumn Winter and where you can purchase them if you like them!

First of is a good pair of boots for the colder weather and these really caught my eye from newlook
Black (Black) Black Tassel Zip Side Block Heel Ankle Boots  | 331324401 | New Look
Find them online here

Whilst on the subject of shoes, I saw these and instantly thought "WIZZARD OF OZ", okay well maybe not exactly, I mean after all these are multi coloured glitter and not red, but the idea is there right? How cute would they be with a dress or a skirt?
null (Multi Col) Wide Fit Multicoloured Glitter Ballet Pumps | 320844799 | New Look

Find them online here

Now, moving on to something which will keep me warm when the weather turns sour! I always look forward to buying a new winter coat as it can give you so much style and even be a staple piece, I saw this and fell in love, but cannot justify the price tag it's ridiculous!!! 

Photo 1 of Faux Fur Trimmed Parka Jacket
Available online here

Finally and maybe the best of all: MAKEUP. There suddenly becomes a time when everyone digs out the berry coloured lipsticks and dark coloured nail varnish, I will post a picture of the items and where you can buy them from. 

First off is the Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick and OMG how beautiful does this look? I seriously need to get my hands on it! 
Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick

Available online here

Finally, this is "Ruby" from Atomic Lipstick Makeup Revolution. A red is a great colour for Autumn/Winter and I think you could pair it with a smokey eye or a neutral eye.

Available online here

If you have any comments or know where I could get a lookalike coat like the one from Topshop please leave a comment below!

Thank you

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Hello, so for my 18th birthday me and my lovely boyfriend went to London and Whilst we were there we headed to Westfield London shopping centre. Of course I had to pick up some new makeup items to expand my collection! I recently had £10 worth of points with a £50 purchase from the Debenhams beauty card, so I jumped at the chance to get the discount on this wonderful item :D

This new palette from Urban Decay features 5 never seen before shades that are all Matte Neutrals (with a cool taupe base). the final shade, Skimp, is shimmery which is perfect for highlighting the brow bone. I personally love that this palette is cooler because I feel like I can wear it easy and get a whole bunch of new looks with easy blending. Whilst i'm on the subject of blending, it still has the signature velvety feel of the shadow that makes it feel so luxurious and non-creasing, whilst so easy to blend the colours into one another. 

So I will show you the pictures I have captured compared to my last palette. 


The Palette on the left is the original Naked Basics Palette L to R: Venus, Foxy, W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint and Crave.
The Palette on the right is the 2nd Naked Basics Pallette. L to R: Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal and Undone.

The palette is priced at £22, the same as the original and is available here 

Please leave me a comment on what you think of the new palette and if you would like to see what else I bought whilst I was in London. 

Holly x 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mac Moody Bloom Haul (eyeshadow)

Mac Moody Bloom Haul

When I heard that Mac had a new collection - Moody Bloom, I jumped at the chance to have a look. I was really interested in everything but these two eye shadows really caught my eye. I picked up Artistic Licence which has quickly become one of of my faviourte eye shadows and I also bought Hidden Motive. They both have a veluxe pearl finish which gives them a beautiful shine. 

Firstly and my faviourte of the two - Artistic licence this is described as a Pinky Gold colour, but its so so much more than that! the shimmer is amazing and the colour is so pigmented but at the same time does not crease! I bought these for £13.00 which is pretty average for Mac, but i know I'm going to use it so much. 

The second eye shadow that I bought was Hidden Motive which is a purple with a lovely shimmer through it. The price again was £13.00, but its in the bigger size pot which actually lasts forever. 

I will post some pictures of the eye shadows below and post a eye shadow look with the both colours!