HOW TO LIVE IN HALLS AT UNIVERSITY

[this post was originally published on 29/08/16 and updated on 20/09/17] A lot of young adults will be heading to university this month, or will already be there which is fairly scary in itself, but for some it's even scarier - they'll be moving into halls of residence! I lived in halls for my first year … Continue reading HOW TO LIVE IN HALLS AT UNIVERSITY

SOPH X MAKEUP REVOLUTION COLLECTION

If you have been living under a rock, you'd have missed Soph's (from sophdoesnails fame) launch of her collaboration with Makeup Revolution. I don't think anyone was surprised when she announced her palettes as Soph works with Makeup Revolution on their social media sites, including YouTube and Instagram. Her own channel has lifted off considerably … Continue reading SOPH X MAKEUP REVOLUTION COLLECTION

HOW TO WEAR: NEON EYESHADOW

Welcome to How To Wear, where I take products a little out-of-the-ordinary and show you how you can wear them every day! When you picture neon eyeshadow, do you think 80s, or 18-year-olds at a rave? Exactly. Not an everyday-friendly eyeshadow, but anything can be wearable with a bit of work! So how can the … Continue reading HOW TO WEAR: NEON EYESHADOW

W7 DELICIOUS PALETTE REVIEW

W7 aren't really that widely heard-of, considering they don't sell their products in the usual places. They do, however, have their own stores (called W7 Beauty Outlet) across the UK, which sells both their products and a mixture of other brands at discounted - outlet - prices. I've been shopping at my local one ever … Continue reading W7 DELICIOUS PALETTE REVIEW

MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA COOL GLOW HIGHLIGHT PALETTE

Makeup Revolution are dropping new releases left, right and centre this month! The same time as I ordered the Flawless 4 I spotted the new Ultra Cool Glow highlight palette on the TAMBeauty website and as it is made for paler people, I just had to snap it up. They also have the Pro Glow … Continue reading MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA COOL GLOW HIGHLIGHT PALETTE

MAKEUP DICTIONARY: UNDERTONES

Makeup application jargon can sometimes sound so technical that you end up confused whether it’s an actual makeup term or something that’s been made up to just sound intriguing. This series on hollifeblog focuses on defining these terms in the simplest of ways! This month we're talking undertones! Undertones within makeup can be related to … Continue reading MAKEUP DICTIONARY: UNDERTONES

MAKEUP REVOLUTION FLAWLESS 4 PALETTE REVIEW

This palette dropped out of nowhere on the 6th September, surprising most of us considering the Flawless 3 released not too long ago. Considering the Flawless 3 is one of my favourite palettes of all time, I was very excited about it's new sister and managed to order it from TAMBeauty.com just 11 minutes after it dropped. … Continue reading MAKEUP REVOLUTION FLAWLESS 4 PALETTE REVIEW

LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – SEPTEMBER ’17

Happy birthday LookFantastic Beauty Box! To celebrate their birthday month, the #LFBeautyBox theme this time was The Birthday Edit and it features 7 makeup, skincare and hair-care items. LookFantastic's subscription service is £13 a month and you can sign up here. If you want a discount on your subscription, use the code HELEN-R5E! As always, we … Continue reading LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX – SEPTEMBER ’17

HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLYING AT SCHOOL + MY EXPERIENCE

I updated this post on 31/08/2017 as part of my #throwback series - it was originally posted on 29/09/2016. Bullying (unfortunately) can sometimes be such a huge part of school life. It can effect your mental health, confidence, school work and friendships. I was bullied at school (and even university), both verbally and via social media … Continue reading HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLYING AT SCHOOL + MY EXPERIENCE