Wednesday 22 July 2015

Style Crush: Chrissy Teigen

If I could swap wardrobes with anyone for a day - without a doubt it would be Chrissy Teigen.

Whether she's dressed down and rocking off-duty chic or glammed up for red carpet event - she simply nails it every time.

On top of her amazing style, her down to earth, witty personality make her impossibly hard not to love. 

Chrissy is my ultimate girl crush!

Here are some of my favourite looks from the lady herself...

Which look do you like best? Who's your ultimate style crush?

Holly xx

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Inecto Naturals Coconut range

I was recently contacted by Inecto to try out their newly-launched Naturals Coconut range.

Inecto are a British beauty brand who focus on 100% natural beauty using only sustainably sourced ingredients and organic oils. 

All of their products are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and are never tested on animals.

The Naturals Coconut range includes products for both the hair and body which aim to smooth, nourish, cleanse and add shine while indulging your senses in the delicious scent of natural coconut oil.

Being a lover of all things coconut I couldn't wait to try out the Very Smoothing body oil. 

The fact that Inecto products are made using all natural ingredients that are not tested on animals is an added bonus - I am always keen to use products made using good quality, ethically sourced ingredients when possible.

The Very Smoothing body oil did not disappoint. Its sweet, nutty scent is utterly delicious and left my skin smelling good enough to eat! Unlike some coconut flavoured products which can smell highly synthetic and more like an air freshener than the actual fruit - this oil is the opposite and smells rich and decadent just as a coconut should.

The oil absorbed instantly and wasn't at all greasy which meant I could get dressed more or less straight away. My skin felt soft and nourished after use and was left with a healthy glow which made me look and feel instantly better.

Hello Hydration Coconut Hair Treatment

I usually wash my hair 1-2 times a week and always use an intense conditioning treatment on the ends. It gets dry and knotty very easily so I find that products specifically for dry/damaged hair work best for me.

The Hello Hydration conditioner is the perfect consistency - not too thick but not too runny - the texture is nice and creamy and a small amount goes a long way so I can imagine one bottle will last a while. 

The scent is just as delicious as the oil and made my showering time all the more enjoyable. I left the treatment on for 4 minutes before rinsing, then applied the hair oil when my hair was 70% dry before finishing with a hairdryer.

My hair had fewer tangles after using the treatment which made styling quicker and much less of a chore.

I am always wary when using oil as my hair can get greasy easily. I started off using a small amount of the Divine Shine oil and applied it through the mid-lengths and ends of my hair when it was damp before blow drying and styling.

I tend to let my hair air dry around 70% then finish with a hair dryer and use a smoothing product to avoid it being too frizzy. This oil delivered a similar result to the OGX Keratin treatment I usually use and left my hair looking sleek and frizz free, and not weighed down or greasy.

The oil is dispersed using a small pump which makes applying very easy and prevents too much coming out at once, which can often be a problem. The scent is almost identical to the conditioning treatment and body oil, so again smells absolutely delicious -I could still smell it a few hours later.

Once dry my hair was beautifully soft and nourished, and both the oil and conditioning treatment delivered their promises and left my hair smoother, softer and more manageable after use.

I would definitely recommend both products to those with fine/normal hair like myself, who require products that nourish and de-frizz without weighing it down.

Have you tried any products from the Inecto range? Which are your favourites?

Holly xx

*PR Samples

Wednesday 1 July 2015


As far as records for world's fastest month since records first began go, I think we have found a new contender.

Seriously, WTH did June go?!

The last month has been pretty awesome. To kick things off it was my birthday on June 4th. Another year older, another year wiser...

I had a fab weekend back home with my family which included a fun trip to an animal farm, a day out in the beautiful Cotswolds, a pamper day at the salon and being treated to lots of amazing presents, delicious food and birthday cookie!

Uni has now finished for the summer so I have been enjoying the free time and generally mooching about in the sun, indulging in some good chic lit and maybe a little bit of shopping - well who can resist all of those summer sales?!

I am excited to go back home for a couple of months in July. A change of scenery will be greatly welcomed as will the chance to spend more time with friends and family before the new term begins in October.

What have you been upto this month? Anyone else feeling envious of the endless holiday pics on social media? *sobs*

Holly xx

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

 With my twin on my birthday

 Birthday cookie mmm

Pizza and cappuccinos in the sun

Now to burn it all off haha #Gym

Currently reading... I do love a bit of chic lit

Delicious healthy summer food

Love my #AdidasOriginals and #NikeFreeRuns

Home-made sweet potato and butternut squash curry... call me Nigella ;-)

Ready for an early morning workout


Feeling Mediterranean with lunch

Summer essentials

No Sunday is complete without eggs and avo on toast!

Holding baby rabbits at the farm, SO cute!

A pink sparkly mani makes everything better

My Birthday...

For more pics follow me on Instagram @misshollyamber