Friday, 21 November 2014

London Calls

On Monday my Uni course took a trip down to London for the day, and I thought I'd put a mini photo diary together of some of the pictures I took throughout the day. The trip was absolutely hectic, taking nearly 4 and a half hours to get down to London on the coach and then we got picked up from a different place than we got dropped off, which was quite fun when 25ish of us were wondering up and down the same road looking for our lecturers and/or the coach. But overall it was a fun day, and I managed to get some pretty cute pictures around London(have you seen those pastel houses!!!!). Oh, and their isn't too many pictures in this post as alot of the snaps I took on the trip were for a street style project, so if you would like to see those then let me know and I'll pop them all in a post for you guys!   

God bless

Sunday, 16 November 2014

I don't want you to leave, will you hold my hand?

Jacket - Primark  Jeans - River Island
Top - Topshop  Scarf - Primark
Boots - Urban Outfitters  Rings - Camden Market, Primark

So first of all i guess i have to apologise that this is my first post in over a week, sometimes life gets hectic and busy and next thing you know another week has gone by and you barely noticed. But, this weekend I went home for a few days and managed to snap an outfit for you guys. It's a pretty simple one, but I love it all the same and whilst taking them it definitely kinda felt like winter was well and truly on the way!

God bless

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Cause nothing's as it seems spinning out of control

Skirt - Topshop  Tshirt - Topshop
Shoes - Urban Outfitters

Another day, another outfit post (finally) Sorry about that guys, it's abit difficult at the moment getting outfit pictures and stuff (if anyone would be kind enough to take them let me know) But this is an outfit I've worn a few times recently. I just really love the clashing patterns, I don't know, it's just a fun outfit I guess.

God bless

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The time of our lives

I'm writing this and it still hasn't hit me that it's actually November. Like, say what? It's November? The year is nearly coming to a close? How did that happen? 
October literally went by in a flash, it feels like it was all over and done with in about two days or something. But, no, a month has been and gone which means another Time of our lives post to see what beauties my instagram account captured throughout the month! 
October was a month of settling in, getting to know people, figuring life out, getting into my new uni course and finding myself a little more. 
Remember to head on over and follow me on instagram (holljc) if you want to see what I get up to on a day to day basis, or the little snippets of inspiration I find and post    
#inspo / Love my new(ish) Thumper slippers / Freshers ball / Freshers ball / #latergram freshers ball outfit / Top floor girlies 
Focusing on all things monochrome at the moment / Oversized coats are my favourtite atm / Now that is what you call a cocktail! Drinks, milkshakes and chats with Alicia are my absolute fave / #latergram / Completely in love with my Minkpink dress / My Ella Masters prints have finally been reunited on my wall at uni, surrounded by some of my favourite memories and pictures with my bestest people!
#inspo / #fotd / Cute cards make me happy / #latergram / Another night, another red lip / #latergram
Soooo in love with my white Primark duster coat / So my little beauties S,B & A are still alive! Rather impressed with myself tbh / My Kate Moss Rimmel lipstick in 107 is becoming my new favourite at the moment, it's so perfect for autumn too! / Some things are just too cute to handle / #ootn / Nothing like a cheeky Wagamamas on a Saturday night

#fotd / Friday night was alota fun / Mamma bear brought me salted caramel macaroons from Laduree when she came to visit. Got around to repurchasing my Liz Earle toner today too, it''s perf / #throwbackthursday Found this oldie in my phone, can't believe freshers was only about 6 weeks ago, seems like forever! / #inspo 

There you have it everyone, my October. So here's to November, may it be filled with smiles and happiness and positive steps. 

God bless 

Friday, 31 October 2014


Today I thought I'd do something a little different, and introduce you guys to the beauty products that I love and use on an every day basis. I mostly use high street products, however there is a few high end ones in their too. 
For my base products I stick to what I know, mainly anyway. My foundation has seen a few changes over the past year, but I may have found my Holy Grail foundation, yes I said it, I uttered those words. But I think I may have found it in the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions foundation. It's medium coverage and is really easily buildable, which I love as that means it covers all my spots, marks and scars. It also lasts allll day, I wore it throughout our trip to Florida, and it lasted amazingly with and without any sort of primer. The bottle is also deceivingly small, I've been using the same one since mid July, and it's only just running out!  My concealer of choice is that old cult classic Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, it really is great. I use it for spots and under my eyes, and for the price, I'm completely sold! A long time favourite of mine has to be Soap & Glory's One Heck of a Blot Powder, I've been loving this for a few years now and as someone with quite oily skin, it's awesome! It's translucent so doesn't add any extra coverage but simply helps to matify your skin abit.  
 My Naked 2 palette is an absolute favourite of mine, it's full of amazing gold, bronze and copper colours, perfect for creating smokey eyes, and for every day looks too. Half Baked and Chopper are my two favourites, I've been loving trying different combinations out lately, and Snakebite goes with them both amazingly! Another of my higher end products that I've been using alot at the moment is the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia. It's such a pretty and dainty eye shadow, yet is bizarrely versatile, in different lights or layered over other eye shadows it looks like any number of colours from gold to silver, and copper to purple, yep I told you it was a weird one. Weird but good though, as it really is so so beautiful. My go to mascara has been the same for about the last 3 maybe even 4 years, and it's the No7 Extreme Length Sensitive. I just have a whole lota love for this mascara, it's fab and gives amazingly long and defined lashes, plus it's from the high street which makes it even better! When it comes to eye shadow I'm also being a little bit of sneak, as I adore using Soap & Glory's Solar Powder Bronzer as a cheats every day smokey eye, it has a goldy shimmery side and a matte light brown side, perfect for creating a really subtle and understated but pretty smokey eye, that is super super easy!   
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer is my bronzer of choice at the moment. It's quite light, which is great for those of us with paler skin, and it's just really fab and easy to use. I'm alternating between two different blushes at the moment, the first is Benefit's Dandelion. It's a light pink blush, with a little shimmer running through it, but the lightness of it means its perfect for every day. Now in typical Holly style I completely forgot to include the other blush that I've been using alot, but it's the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flash. Hourglass are known for their absolutely stunning blushes, and you can check out the one I have in this (here) instagram picture. It's a beautiful pinky peachy tone, however I have to be careful not to be too heavy handed as it can be a little bit OTT if I'm not paying attention and just wack it on!     
Last but not least is the lipsticks, some people see them as a going out or evening thing, but me, I hardly leave the house not wearing one! I just love lipstick, and although my collection is pretty small, (7 if you're wondering) I'm pretty happy with the ones I've got so far. A more recent addition to the collection is Rimmel's Kate Moss Lipstick in 107, it's a deep pinky plumy redy colour, that is just perfect for autumn winter, if you follow me on Instagram (holljc) then the majority of the pictures of me with a red/dark lip will be 107. Another recent purchase is Soap & Glory's Super Colour Fabu Lipstick in Perfect Day, this is a really pretty every day pinky beige that is just really easy to sweep on and go. The last Lipstick that I wear alota lot, is a very high end purchase that I made in duty free on the way back from Florida, and that is my YSL Rouge Volupte in 3/Ultimate Beige, this was defo a very indulgent purchase, but I needed to use up the last of my dollars! As the name suggests the lipstick is a very wearable beige colour with a slight hint of pinky brown, which I just love! 
So those are the products that I wear on a daily, or nightly basis. If you want to see more beauty related posts over here on the blog, then please let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do! 

God bless