Saturday 27 July 2013

Tropical Beauty


We are slap bang in the middle of summer and have been blessed with some beautiful weather over the last couple of weeks. All of the sunshine, sandals and warm summer evenings have left me feeling inspired to find the best tropical beauty buys that are perfect for keeping you looking beautiful, so whether you’re jetting off to a sunny destination or staying in the UK to enjoy our unusually hot weather (like me) treat yourself to something gorgeous, keep the cocktails flowing and go party like a bronzed goddess in your own tropical paradise!
Holly xx

Bumble & Bumble surf shampoo & conditioner- £18 - £20



Saturday 20 July 2013

Currently loving…

I am currently loving these gorgeous pink suede peep-toe heels from Nelly. How cute are they especially for summer? They come in 4 shades but my favourite are the pink - I ended up buying the black ones simply because they were half price. All of the other colours are £47.95 and unfortunately I am on a budget and wanted to treat myself to a few other bits too so the pink were out of my price range - gutted :-(
Ah well I still love the shoes and I guess black goes with anything so let’s hope I still love them when they arrive!
I have spent about 2.5 hours browsing through every page of the Nelly website this morning – how have I not discovered this before?! On second thoughts perhaps that’s a good thing as I may have ran up some debt. Anyway check it out they have some amazing pieces and great prices :-)
Holly xx

Saturday 13 July 2013

Good things come to those who wait

I want to take a moment to apologise for the lack of posts recently. I have been so busy with work and other things - and of course have been making the most of this beautiful weather. Hopefully I will return to posting more regularly again soon when I get back into the swing of things!
I have spoken in the past about being unhappy - mainly in my job. I don't enjoy it whatsoever, I dread it most days and by no means see it as a future career choice. Instead of sitting back and moaning about it I am going to do what I really want to do. I believe that anything is achievable if you want it enough and are prepared to put in the work, the only downside is these things can take a while to happen so it's a case of being patient and waiting.
I don't want to go in to too much detail just yet but watch this space and I will be able to share more soon! All I want to say is I am SO excited and really am counting down the days! When you feel like something is out of reach or that it's never going to happen, just remember Good things come to those who wait...
Holly xx

Saturday 6 July 2013

How to have the perfect Girl’s Night In

Sometimes I love nothing better than a night in with my girls. As much as I do like going out to party, when I have had a busy or stressful week at work and am left feeling tired and lacking energy, or perhaps the weather outside is less than pleasant – a cosy night in filled with films, gossip, PJ’s and yummy snacks sounds much more appealing.
The first step in the preparations is a DTL – date, time, location.  This can actually be the hardest part of the planning. If your group of friends are anything like mine and have schedules to rival Madonna’s it can be such a challenge finding a date that everyone can make. Friday or Saturday nights are always the days of choice so that we can watch movies and gossip in to the night without worrying about having to be up early for work the next morning.
A key part of any party/social event is of course the food and drink. There are so many options for your night – you could have a themed night such as Mexican or Tapas and all take a dish, or you could order pizza or a take-out of your choice. My favourite is for everyone to take a different dish and then have a good mixture of everything. Why not bake a batch of cookies or a cake to take along? Snacks are also important for a movie night so the best things to have are crisps and dips, popcorn, ice cream and lots of sweeties!
Drinks wise you could have wine and cocktails if you fancy alcohol, or why not make your own alcoholic/virgin cocktails? If not then a selection of drinks is a good choice to make sure there is something to please everyone.


Obviously the main activity goes without saying – a good old gossip. With our busy lifestyles my group of friends don’t always have time to get together very often, so when we do it’s a major event and there’s always lots of catching up to do!
Another favourite is pampering - face masks, manicures, pedi’s and whatever else you fancy! It’s all about comfort and girl-time so pyjamas are essential – or in my friend’s case there is a strict onesie dress code!
Next up you need a good movie selection. In my opinion rom-com’s and comedies are the best! I love a film that has everyone in stitches or with a tear in their eye wishing they had a perfect, romantic boyfriend like the one from the movie haha. If you’re feeling brave opt for a classic horror and see who gets scared.

My top 10 Girls Girl’s Night In movies
How to lose a guy in 10 days
I give it a year
Sex and the City
Role models
American Pie
He’s just not that in to you
Mean girls
Hangover 1,2 & 3
Bridget Jones diary
So I think that covers everything you need to have a fabulous night in, can you think of anything I have missed? What do you like doing when you get together with the girls?
Holly xx

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