Tuesday, 27 January 2015

It is OKAY to love yourself.

It appears to me that the majority of people do not love themselves. It sounds a little weird, saying it like that but is true none the less. 

In today's society, if you 'love yourself' then you are labelled as 'big-headed' and 'vain'. I have been in situations when someone has said something along the lines of "My hair looks nice today." or "My butt looks great in these jeans." and people immediately react by calling them vain. 

I don't know when being happy became such a sin but I think its barbaric. It breaks my heart to see young children, thinking that it is bad to love yourself, picking out all of their flaws. The reality is that every single person is flawed, despite what you think of them. But why is that such a bad thing? It is OKAY to have flaws. It is OKAY to love yourself. However, it is NOT OKAY to tell someone that it is wrong to think that way because everybody has imperfections and faults but if you learn to love your faults and you will be a much happier person. 

Sorry, this was such a short (and badly written) post, it's just something I have been thinking about today and wanted to share my thoughts on. 

Now go away, learn to love yourself and be happy.

Holly X

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Candle of the week

This week, I have been loving my 'Honey & Spice' Yankee Candle. Yankee Candle is probably my favourite brand and is where I buy the majority of my candles. However, this particular candle was a gift from my birthday a few months ago.

This candle is described as 'Golden nectar and sugar cane mingled with cinnamon stick and cocoa to create this gourmand concoction'. The scent is subtle but perfect for these colder days. I think it is great for days when you don't want anything too overpowering but just enough to give your room that cosy fresh smell.

Definitely my most used candle over the past week, but I think it's time to move onto my next scent. 

Holly X


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

My New Cushion - I'm Fabulous

The other day I finally got to put up my new bed. I had been wanting a new bed for a while, so when I got one I was a very happy girl. However, I then had to wait a few months until I finally got to put it up the other day. Considering we spend a decent chunk of our lives sleeping, I think a nice bed is pretty important so I am very happy to be sleeping in a bed I love so much. As stereotypical as it is for a girl to love cushions so much, I do. I am obsessed with decorating things and I love making it look nice so having pretty cushions on my bed is pretty important to me. However I didn't have too many cushions that went with my new room, so my grandma brought me a couple including this one.

To say I love it is an understatement. The colour, the style, the message... I love it all! I think it's so cute and quirky. It goes perfectly with my room!

Basically, I love cushions... this one in particular.

Holly X

(I believe it is from Next if you were wondering)


Monday, 19 January 2015

Soap And Glory Eyebrow Pen

Another one of my greatly beloved Christmas gifts was the Soap and Glory eyebrow pencil, officially known as the 'Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint And Pencil'. I have loved soap and glory for ages but had always stuck to the body wash because I knew I liked it and it would be worth my money. As much as I loved the look of their other products, I didn't want to go and spend my money just to realise I didn't like it as much as hoped. Soap and glory as a brand although not all that expensive, also aren't the cheapest brand out there. 

Anyway, as Christmas began to dawn on us I thought that now would be a great time to ask for some more soap and glory products, and I was not disappointed. I have always found it difficult to deal with my eyebrows and make them look how I want, but this product is the closest I have gotten so far. I am definitely no expert in the eyebrow department but I just love how this product makes them look. Also, since using this product I have had people telling me they liked my eyebrows, definitely a good sign!

Something I noticed about this eyebrow pen that is completely different from any other I have seen, is the use of two ends. On one end you have a pen like a tip where you draw little lines to replicate the eyebrow hair. Then on the flip side, you have the pencil tip. You then use this end to finish it off and perfect the shape.

I find this unique pen, the best technique in order to achieve naturally looking eyebrows with the perfect shape. Not that I am any expert but this is my know part of my staple makeup.

Overall I am in love with this product and can see myself using this for a long time.

Holly X


Thursday, 15 January 2015

My Timberlands

Another gift I lovingly received this Christmas were my Timberlands. My style consists of a lot of boots and I love the timberland style. I had brought myself some cheaper boots in this style but they were not the real deal. I had asked for these for Christmas but didn't think I would get them considering the price. However to my excitement I did and I am in love with them.

The quality of these shoes are amazing and they are so comfortable. Not only that but they go with so many of my outfits! I am so happy I got these for Christmas and will be wearing them a ton.

Holly X


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

What I am currently reading

As I have mentioned before, I love books. Reading is a very enjoyable hobby of mine that I intend on keeping for a long time. So, I thought I would share what I am reading currently and my thoughts on the book so far.

The book I am reading at the moment is 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared'. Now that is one heck of a title! I am only on page 62 of 394 but I feel like now would be a good time to share my options and then once I have finished reading I will give a review and see how my opinion changes. 

Here are my first impressions...

1- It moves on pretty quickly.  
I feel like despite only being 62 pages in, a lot has happened so far and I have found that pretty difficult to keep up. Now I think this is only an issue because I have been reading it for a long time instead of regularly. I have been pretty busy and not reading very often meaning I often forget who is who and what is happening. I don't think this would be as much of an issue if I read it more regularly. 

2- I love the main character.
I am in love with the old man 'Allan Karlsson'. I generally am a fan of most old characters but I just love his personality in particular. I find his character to be so upbeat and rather alert despite his age. He also just gets on with things and doesn't let life bring him down, and I think that is fab. If I were to meet Allan, I think we would get on like a house on fire.

3- I have a bad memory. 
Like I mentioned earlier, I keep forgetting their names. I think because it moves on so quickly, it makes it harder to remember the names, but that might just be me and my bad memory. Typically in books, when you get introduced to a character you find out a lot of information at the start and then you put a name to this image you have created in your head. Yet in this book, I feel like you are given more information as you go along which does confuse me a little but hopefully this issue will solve itself as I continue the story.

All in all, I am really enjoying this book and can't wait to read more of it.

Holly x


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

StormFlower - Cheryl

One of the products that made its way onto my 2014 Christmas list was a perfume. At the time, I had no idea which one I wanted but I knew that my old Justin Bieber perfume was a little outdated. *Cringe*

So on our quest to find a perfume I wanted, we started smelling the scents the family already owned and seeing what kind of scent I liked. My step mum already owned this perfume and when I got a whiff of this I just fell in love, but I had no idea I would get this specific one for Christmas. 

You can imagine my delight as I open my gift and found this in its box. The smell is described as 'a fruity floral' scent and 'truly feminine'. Personally, I would describe it as perfect.

If you are looking for a new perfume, I defiantly recommend this.

Holly X

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