Tuesday 23 June 2015

Summer Sales: My top picks

The summer sales have begun - and what better time to pick up some bargains and treat yourself to a new summer wardrobe?!

 Whether you're shopping for an up-coming holiday or need some new clothes for the heatwave we're expecting here in the UK (one must be optimistic)...

Here's a few of my top picks for your summer shopping inspiration.


Beautysets - Daytime


Beautysets - Evening

What do you think to my picks? Have you spotted any great bargains in the sales?

Holly xx

Wednesday 10 June 2015

How to master natural makeup

Sometimes it’s nice to keep makeup minimal and opt for a more natural look.

Not only does it save you time in the morning, wearing less makeup also benefits your skin by allowing it to breathe and giving it a much needed rest from heavy layers of product which clog pores and cause breakouts.

Here’s how you can master a beautifully natural look in a matter of minutes.

Opt for a tinted moisturiser over foundation which moisturises while still providing coverage.
BB and CC creams are also excellent for creating a natural look and provide antioxidants and SPF protection while still covering redness and blemishes.

Nivea Visage Tinted Moisturising Crème - £3.65
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream - £11
L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream SPF 12 - £9.99

Hide under-eye bags and dark circles by applying concealer from the inner corners working outwards. Follow with a nude eye pencil applied to the inner rim which will create brightness. Finish the look by curling lashes to enhance your eye shape and give a wide-eyed look.

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint - £5.49
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Nude Kohl Liner - £3.99
Models Own Eyelash Curler - £7.00

Create a soft flush with a swipe of blush on the apples of your cheeks. Peachy pinks enhance a pale complexion while darker shades work better on tanned skin.

Bourjois Blush Exclusif - £8
Rimmel Long Lasting Finish - £3.99
NARS Gaiety - £22.50

Avoid chapped lips by exfoliating regularly. Most lipsticks can be drying so use a balm to keep lips smooth while also adding a hint of colour. Some lip balms also have the added bonus of SPF protection which is essential for summer time.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - £5.50
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Cherry Me - £2.99
Carmex Lip Balm SPF 15 in Pomegranate - £3.50
Benefit Lolli Balm - £14.50

What are your favourite products for a natural look? Any good tips?

Holly xx

Monday 1 June 2015


Officially the best month of the year 
(excluding December).

Not only are we exactly halfway through the year (wtf)... 
- it's summer time
- six months until Christmas (yay!) 
and most importantly... 
- it's the birthday month of yours truly!! :-D

May has flown by and has mostly been spent revising and studying for exams - one down, one to go, then my first year of uni will be complete! 

Seriously, where has the time gone?!

I'm looking forward to spending my birthday at home with family and friends and hopefully being spoiled to some lovely presents, some pampering and a delicious birthday cake :-) hehe.

What do you have planned for June? Any exciting summer holidays?

Holly xx

Here's a few pics from the last month...

Yours truly x

Pretty purple nails

Working for that summer bod!

Yummy mackerel, rice and lots of greens

Loving the popup fashion exhibition at #TrentUni

My (amazing) Sweet potato, butternut squash, mushroom and spinach risotto 

L'Occitane lipbalm = love

Coconut blueberry chia pudding

Wardrobe inspo



Feeling Mediterranean 

Bath and shower goodies that smell god enough to eat!

Loving these stylish bags

Eggs and Avo = perfection

All white everything

Strawberry frozen yoghurt... yummy

Enough said

For more pics follow me on Instagram @misshollyamber