I want to do a Q&A

Hey internet friends,

Let’s get to know each other a little better shall we?! 

Ask me absolutely anything. 

Lifestyle, beauty, skincare, fun facts, diet, wedding, moving and blogging. Whatever you want. Give me your answers to the question too? 

It’ll be like a real life chat. 

Speak soon,

HollyPop. xxxx

London Trip including LUSH OXFORD STREET

Hey Internet Friends,

Recently I spent the weekend in London with Jay and to watch my mum run the London Marathon, do a blogger there is nothing more exciting then a trip away because it means new experiences to share with you, when your trip happens to be to the city that has a GIANT lush store things get even better.

 

These are most of the photographs from my trip and the Lush Oxford Street store. Don’t worry theres a massive london haul next week for you showing all the amazing goodies I picked up.

DSC06478The London Eye from across the Thames

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The Tower Of London in the rain!

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DSC06505Gorgeous Sweet Treats in Lola’s at Harrods

DSC06506Stunning breakfast at Kings cross followed by a beautiful stroll in St. James Park…

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Then off to see the royal guards and Number 10!

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And now for the photographs you’ve been waiting for….

LUSH OXFORD STREET STORE
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Three amazing floors of pure bliss, amazing smells and exclusive products. Its the place of beauty blogger dreams. I was in heaven!

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Just imagine the best smell you’ve ever smelt and multiply it by a million. Every product you could ever imagine and all the time in the world to explore, that is Lush Oxford Street in London. The amount of self control needed to not buy every delicious smelling thing you see is unexplainable.
The colours and the brightness are overwhelming and the calming influence amongst the hustle and bustle of central london just washes away.
If you can get to Lush Oxford Street and you haven’t already then you really must!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this post about my little trip to London?

Whats your favourite city to visit and why?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

Instagram Photo’s

Hey Internet Friends,

Time for another Instagram update.  I try and post on Instagram as often as I can, I love taking photographs of my life and sharing them with you guys. You can find my account HERE and the good news is I usually follow back!


If you like what you see and decide to check out my instagram let me know in the comments on one of my photographs and I’ll probably follow you guys back.

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx

What I got for my Birthday 2016

Hey Internet Friends,

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I wanted to share with you lovely people some of the things what I was gifted from my family and fiancé.

Lets get started shall we?

DSC06460Lets kick this off with the big present shall we?

My parents lovingly gifted me with a new toy. If you know me then you know I LOVE new technology.
I was given the 38mm Apple Watch with the woven strap.
I absolutely love my apple watch, I cant remember how I ever lived before it.
If you have an iPhone and you love it then I 100% guarantee you will love this too.

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The new coloured version of the Real Techniques Core Collection.
You guys have seen my collection so you know that I already have them but I was desperate to get them in the new colour and for the slightly larger contour brush.
Absolutely DIVINE.

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Victoria’s Secret Joggers.
I already have a pair of these in grey with different leg details and there the most comfortable things on this entire planet so imagine how unbelievably happy I was to receive these. I love these in the white colour with the pink detail and the cuff at the legs mean that they don’t trail on the floor seen as I am unbelievably short.

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Now this right here is a little game changer, its a set containing the Estee Lauder double wear eyeliner, little black primer and the Sumptuous Extreme Mascara.
Ive never used an eyelash primer before but let me tell you, it makes one hell of a difference.
This stuff really packs a punch!

Hope you guys like looking at what I got for my birthday.

Whats your dream Birthday Gift?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

LIFE UPDATE: Where have I been?

Hey Internet Friends,

Its been a crazy insane month. Absolutely ridiculous actually. Im in over my head.

I can give you no excuse as to why I haven’t been blogging, it deeply saddens me to not be writing to you every week but I did warn you this may happen.

This month I’ve taken on 3 of the most stressful things you’ll ever do in your life. Start your career, buy a home and plan a wedding. Am I insane? Probably a little bit yes.

These are all super exciting things and honestly I couldn’t be happier but life is a little hectic at the moment. So here are the things I’ve done this month that I think you should know about. Ready?

  1. Started my new job
    This job isn’t just a ‘job’, its the beginning of my career. Its a job using my degree and in the UK thats a rare thing at the moment, a lot of university graduates really struggle to get a job in their field and I’m incredibly proud of myself for managing it.
    Now I just have to keep it…
  2. I had an offer excepted on a new home
    I like many people my age am renting an apartment in the city from a private landlord but that annoys me because this isn’t helping set me up for my future.
    So I have taken the plunge into being a homeowner with the help of my parents, I’m moving out of the city which isn’t as convenient and definitely doesn’t have enough decent Thai places. Its very early days and a million things could go wrong, but I’ve got a good feeling about it. Its a start and its a home and thats whats important.
  3. I had my 23rd Birthday and it was amazing! I plan on doing a full post on what I got for my birthday as us blogger types do, but I spent the day with Jay and saw all my family throughout the week which in this mental time was very welcome.
  4. I bought my wedding dress. I say my wedding dress instead of ‘a wedding dress’ because strictly speaking it isnt an actual wedding dress. It wasn’t from a bridal shop and it isnt white but its casual, relaxed and very very me. I wish I could show you and share it with you but unfortunately you have to keep some things a little bit secret!
  5. I’m off to london next weekend which although hasn’t actually happened yet I am very excited. Expect a full post dedicated to it! My mums running the marathon but Im there for an extra two days so I plan on doing lots of shopping – especially at the Lush Oxford Street Store! And my new pad actually has a bath so that means BATHBOMBS

I hope you guys feel a little bit more up to date and I can get back to posting more regularly.

Thanks for understanding.

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

Current Favourites!

Hey Internet Friends,

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! Well you beautiful people, as you know if your a loyal reader of this blog Ive started a new job recently and its been a lot more than I bargained for! I am so busy! I love blogging and I love all of you so hopefully things can calm down soon, I am thinking of changing my post day to Sunday so its a bit easier, how would you feel about that?

Today I want to do a quick catch up with all of you and talk about some of the things I have been LOVING recently. Everything from room fragrance to teeth whitening.
You ready?

DSC06316Wax Melts!
Have you guys tried these yet? Absolutely amazing. Imagine your favourite yankee candle just ten times cheaper and much safer!
I absolutely love candles but Im always scared to leave them on overnight or for a really long time. With this amazing electric wax melter you can burn your favourite scent safely and for so much longer.
The burner itself is beautiful ceramic with intricate detail so it doesn’t look out of place in my living room.
The Yankee Wax Melts are also only £1 and last for a few days burning continuously.
Brilliant product, if you haven’t got one already, what are you waiting for?!

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Yes to Body Wash!
Amazing amazing amazing!
They come in a variety of different scents but these two are my favourites.
These products are super kind to the skin and leave your entire body feeling silky smooth and squeaky clean.
I don’t know about you, but I like a lot of soap and foam in my body wash and these natural products really pack a punch when it comes to the amount of bubbles. Absolutely divine!
And the smell, where do I even start with the smell! Amazingly luxurious and smell like little soapy smoothies.

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My love for Mac has never been a quiet affair, I practically scream it from the rooftops most of the time but over the past months the drugstore has really been calling out to me.
Unfortunately with my new job where Im out of the house for unto 11 hours a day the drugstore foundation and lipsticks were just not doing the trick, they were leaving my skin patchy and sad.

The Mac Pro Longwear is absolutely brilliant for a long day and looks just as good in the 11th hour then it did in the first especially when you combine it with the Mac Studio Fix powder. The photo below is after 9 hours of wear, pretty impressive right?

I am also loving the Mac lipstick in MEHR MATTE.
Its the perfect shade for the office and it lasts for a super long time, only really coming off when you eat.
Its not an overpowering shade and really would complement any skin tone.

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Using Charcoal to whiten teeth.
Now hear me out! I know what your thinking, Charcoals black.
And your right charcoal is black but it does amazing things to remove toxins and staining.
I just take one of the little capsules, mix it with my toothpaste and use it on my teeth.
Easy Peasy!
I then rinse with 1 part Hydrogen Peroxide 6% and 4 parts water.

If you want to hear more about charcoal teeth whitening let me know and I’ll do a full post on it?

Hope you guys enjoyed this current favourites post,

As always leave me links to posts you think I’ll like.

What are your current favourites?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx

New Job Haul

Hey Internet Friends,

Where have I been?! Well let me tell you my lovely lot, Ive been getting myself a new job! Its in the area that I studied my degree so Im really excited about the opportunity, but I had a bit of a problem, the job Ive had for the past three years has required me to wear a uniform so I needed to get a few more pieces for my wardrobe and other bits and bobs to make me look like an actual grown up. Ive gone with pieces that I can team up with things I already have to look that extra bit nicer!

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I still have a few more bits and bobs of stationary to get but this is the main bulk of it. I hope this job turns out to be what Im after because its cost me some major £££!

Lets Start with the clothes…

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I also picked up some black trousers but you all know what black trousers look like….
Oh and a black dress!

I really wanted to do you a cute look book for this post but the weather in Sheffield where I live is absolutely horrendous! And as much as I love all of you Im not willing to stand in the rain for you.

The three tops are from New Look and are very reasonably priced.
All under £30 which is a real bargain for the quality of the pieces.
The coat is a military style fitted coat from Wallis and is absolutely stunning, the lining is satin and it really feels special. This is my favourite pieces that Ive bought recently.

The Shoes…

shoesThe shoes on the left are a beautiful suede fabric with a wooden heel and surprisingly they are very comfortable so hopefully I can cope with wearing them all day. Im usually a Vans and converse kinda girl…
The flats just a more comfortable option for when my feet finally give in and lets be honest on really busy days they might, I may even leave them in office so Ive got my flat ‘security blanket’ shoes on hand.

The Organiser….

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This Organiser is from Paperchase and I’ve never had a proper organiser before so I feel incredibly responsible.
You buy the organiser with a few files already inside but I chose to buy the additional sections of the cute sticky notes, agenda, to do and shopping sections.
I am honestly really happy with this buy and feel it was a real bargain with 50% off from £22 at £11.

And now for the fun stuff, the new Make Up….

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New Mac Lipsticks are my favourite new make up things.
This shade is Mehr in the Matte finish and it is beautiful!
I think we shall talk about that in more detail soon if you’d like?

I also grabbed a new Mac Ebony eyeliner because these are the most pigmented long wearing eyeliners EVER and are perfect for tight lining.

The Concealer is my favourite for dark under eye circles which will help with all the eye bags I’m going to have from working all these hours! Its got excellent coverage but if your a BBlogger you probably know that already because EVERYBODY loves it.

The Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter are another little mega star in the bloggersphere recently, I’ve seen a lot of you going crazy about these so I wanted to see what all the fuss is about and I totally get it. Beautiful subtle shine and perfect for any skin tone, what more do you need!

Hope you guys enjoyed this little post about my new job bits and bobs.

Any tips for my first day? They’d be much appreciated!

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Hey Internet Friends,

Bit of a different post today, I hope you guys don’t mind! Just wanted to share some of the photos I took of the amazing animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park yesterday. You may or may not know that I am a massive animal lover and YWP is my happy place, its probably the only place I don’t care about what I look like and it sorts out any funk I may be in.

So here is my day in photos…

 

Hope you guys enjoyed a bit of a different post,

As always, leave me links in the comments of posts you think I’ll like?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

A week in photos | Instagram

Hey Internet Friends,

This is something I am thinking of doing fairly regularly so let me know if your into it?
A week of photos from Instagram. Instagram is something I’m really getting into at the moment and if you like what you see maybe you could give my insta a cheeky follow. You can find my account HERE

Let me know what you think?

If you comment on a photo on instagram telling me you’ve come from this blog I will happily follow you back! 

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

Whats on my iPhone?

Hey Internet Friends,

Ive only gone and got myself a new iPhone! So I thought seen as its all Ive been obsessed with all week we could have a little whats on my iPhone post.

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The iPhone Itself

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I went for the iPhone 6 in space grey in the 16GB model, this has a 4.7 Retina Display with a stunning 8MP camera and fingerprint identity technology.

The case that Im currently using is designed by Skinny Dip for urban outfitters.
I think the cute pink flamingos work well on the Space Grey.

The Home Screens

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For my lock screen I used a photo collage featuring most of my favourite people, this really does cheer me up overtime I see it and its nice to have them there all the time.
The actual home screen is clean and simple with all the apps I need right on the first screen, I keep a selection of apps organised in different folders that Im going to talk you through.

Some of my favourite apps on the home screen are social media apps, obviously wordpress so I can keep up with you lovely lot and my Virgin TV anywhere so I can never miss a TV show.

Two of the features I love about the iPhone 6 is the unique screen control that allows you to move the screen down by double tapping the home button (because my hands are too tiny for the larger display) and the brilliant apple pay feature.
If you don’t get an iPhone for any other reason, get it for the apple pay. Its honestly changed my life!

Photography Folder
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This where I keep everything for editing and uploading photos.
I have my trusty instagram app, the remote control for my Sony Alpha 500 and a few favourite editing apps.

My favourite app from the bunch is Over, it allows you to edit photographs to an outstanding quality and comes with loads of typographic options and cool pieces or artwork as you can see.

Finance & Shopping
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I dont do a lot of shopping on my phone so this folder is probably labelled wrong, maybe I should change it to something more appropriate like lifestyle or something?

This is where I keep things like my online banking app, a few shopping apps and my trusty trusty Uber App.
I feel like everybody uses uber but if you don’t heres the lowdown.
Uber is the smartest way to get around. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.
Its basically a cheap and convenient way to get your taxi’s, you simply tell the app where you want to go, your driver shows up and you can track your ride on the app and then you pay cashless either via paypal or apple pay.
If your new to uber and want a free ride on me use the code hollym684

Puzzles
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Im not much of a gamer, I pretty much can only manage Guitar Hero and thats my lot.
But cute little iPhone puzzle games really do get me.
The game I am currently absolutely obsessed with is called Two Dots and the idea is to get rid of as many dots as possible by connecting them horizontally or vertically. Like a modern day game of squares.
The thing I like most about this little game aside from its addictive nature is the simple and clean design. I think it really works well and doesn’t confuse and overwhelm your brain.

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Its no secret that the new iPhones have some brilliant health features featuring an in built pedometer and lots of other gadgets to get you thinking about your health.
My favourite app at the moment is the Calm app, I struggle a lot with sleeping and always have done. The app includes a bunch of different scenes and meditation techniques to help you chill out.
The company also sell a supporting book that goes along with App that I plan to buy as soon as possible.

Hope you guys enjoyed this Whats on my iPhone post,

Whats your favourite apps that I should know about?

As always, leave me links to any posts you think I’ll like in the comments. 

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx