OOTD & OOTN Jamaica

Hi everyone

Hope you are all ok. I'm glad it's Friday although i have been off work today ill with one of my migraines which is grim. So whilst i have been huddled up on the sofa i thought i should do a post once my head and eyes had almost gone back to normal haha! I don't often do outfit posts but i felt like doing a little collage of all the outfits i wore on holiday, day and night. All the outfits seen in the collage are all under £20.00 each (except the polkadot dress) and some of them are from last year. I am not one to spend a tonne of money on clothes, i like to buy cheap and then make the outfit look expensive by adding accessories. When i say cheap i mean under a tenner! The most expensive outfit on the collage was the polkadot dress from Jane Norman which i managed to pick up in the sale for £30.00 which i think was £50.00 originally :) It's amazing what you can pick up in places like Primark and H&M. One of my favourite budget shops is a shop called Magenta, i'm not sure how many there are in the UK but it's like one of those small shops where everything is under £10.00 and it's really good quality. Love it!

Oh and i thought i'd sneek the cheeky dolphin piccy in, i just love it and it makes me feel really happy when i see it. If you ever get a chance to swim with dolphins, you must! I feel so lucky to have been able to experience it, it was truly amazing :D xxx

Left to Right

Stripy maxi dress from Primark £7.00
Yellow Halterneck Triangle Bikini  fromVery.co.uk £16.00 Yellow Bandana £2.00
Stripy Boob Tube from H&M £3.99
Beige Shorts from Select £12.00
Blue and Red Playsuit from Primark £5.00
Aztec dress from H&M £7.99
Pink Bikini from La Senza (this is from an old collection)

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Red dress from Magenta £7.00
Pink Dress from H&M for £6.99 and Gold Cinch Belt from Ebay for £2.00 
Yellow of the shoulder dress from Primark for (last years £5.00) Brown belt from Primark £3.00
Halterneck Dress from Magenta £10.00
Polkadot Strapless dress from Jane Norman's sale £20.00
Collared Playsuit from Primark for £10.00
Polkadot dress as shown in caption before

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Eylure 148 Naturalites Intense False Lashes Review


Hi Gals

So who doesn't love a bit of false lashes! I know i do, but only now i have got used to applying them. It took me a while to get the hang of it but now i have, i can pretty much buy any i like the look of. The secret is to trim them down to fit your natural eye shape. If you don't do this, you run the risk of the end of the strip jabbing you in the eye or hanging off your lid which ain't a good look :) The second most important tip is to invest in some really good lash glue. The glue that is provided with the lashes themselves, i don't find particularly very long lasting. I recommend DUO Glue which i usually buy from Mac. I love this glue, my lashes stay on all night, no matter how much i sweat from all the dancing and it dries clear so you can't see it once it has dried. It is on the pricy side but trust me it's so worth it and lasts forever! The great thing about most lashes is they can be reused. What i do is once i take them off i just soak them in a little eye makeup remover to get rid of any mascara and then gently peel away any visible dried glue. Place them back in the box and voila, all ready to go for your next night out!

So the lashes i am reviewing today are the Eylure Naturalites Intense ( 148) This was the first time i had used these particular lashes as i bought them to wear on holiday so i wasn't too sure how they would turn out but i was very pleased with them! As you can see from the photo above, the lashes fan out towards the corners rather than curl upwards. I didn't need to trim these down so they were good to go once i had applied my eye makeup on but I think for somebody with smaller shaped eyes, you may need to trim these down. I did find that because the lashes point downwards slightly that they did make my eyes appear narrower so i think these work better with a larger eye shape. Anyone wanting to make their eyes appear larger, go for the traditional shaped lashes that curl upwards. Overall, they were very comfortable to wear as are most of the Eylure lashes. They weren't too dramatic looking and lasted throughout 2 nights of wearing them!

Tips on how to apply

1. Apply eyemakeup first before applying lashes. You can always touch up afterwards
2. Remove the lashes carefully from the box using tweezers and slightly bend the lashes to make them more flexible.
3. Apply Duo adhesive glue along the strip. I always put it directly on the strip from the nozzle but you need to be steady handed so as not to squeeze out too much glue. You want a minimal amount or if you apply too much glue it will smear over your lid and ruin all that lovely eye makeup you spent ages perfecting :) Wait around 10 seconds or so to let the glue go slightly tacky.
4. Next i grab the lash with the tweezers by holding the actual lashes and then place the middle of the strip in the centre of my eye making sure that the ends of the strip are not digging into the corner of my eye. It is better for the end of the strip to sit at the end of the lid on the outer corner of the eye so it appears more natural. You can use eyeliner to fill in the corner and make the lash look as though it extends all the way to the corner of your inner eye. Pat the strip gently against the lashline of your lid using tweezers. If you need to adjust do it quickly before the glue starts to dry. I then hold the tweezers against the strip pushing gently to help secure it in place while the glue dries.
5. This is optional but you can use mascara for extra oomph and this will also help to bind you natural lashes together with the falsies, meaning extra security.
6. Wait for the lash glue to dry clear and touch up any eye makeup and lastly use some eyeliner and go over the strip and fill in the the corner where the falsh lashes stop. If you have false eyelashes with a clear strip, then you can get away with no eyeliner at all for an even more natural look!

It sounds complex and long winded but really it isn't, once you get the hang of it, it takes about 5 mins to do, even less if you are a pro. Practice really does make perfect!

So do you girls have any tips and tricks for false lashes and what are your favourite brands?

Holly xx
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Prairie Charm Bracelets & Project Blogger

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Hi Pretty Ladies!

I hope you are all good and enjoying the lovely sunny weekend we are having! Whoop!

So i have been meaning to write this post for a while now, but as i was away it had to sadly wait until i got back! Some of you may have already read some posts from other bloggers relating to Prairie Charms. Prairie Charms is run by a lovely lady called Stephanie and she makes charm bracelets, friendship wraps, necklaces and all sorts of other gorgeous accessories. What's more, she sends a portion of all  the proceeds to Great Ormond Street Hospital's Kiss it Better Campaign. 

Before i went on my travels, she contacted me to ask if i would like to be part of Project Blogger which is where you can purchase any of the bracelets for a 50% discount throughout July & August. A percentage of this is then passed to the GOSH Charity. In return, you write a review which then acts as an entry to their fabulous competition giveaway. The competition winners then have the opportunity to then design their very own beauty blogger bracelet set which goes live on their site and can be sold to your followers at a discounted price ! Like all their other bracelets, a portion of the profit will go GOSH. Alongside this, the winner will also have a chance to collaborate their blog with Prairie Charms and will be a prominent feature as one of their supporters which is great as it means gaining new followers. Oh and i nearly forgot to mention that you also win a unique 'one of a kind' semi precious gemstone bracelet too! How exciting is that! There is absolutely no obligation to write a review however, but i think with all these exciting opportunities as a possibility, it's definitely worth it!

This little venture is open to all bloggers throughout the rest of August so you still have 2 weeks to enter! 

Please visit Project Blogger for further information and how to get involved :)

To view the stunning accessories on offer, please visit www.prairiecharms.co.uk

Lots of luv
Holly xxx

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I'm back :)

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Hey ladies!

Just a quick message to say i'm back in Uk boo hoo :( hehe!) I will be blogging again from the weekend, i just need to get over this jet lag which is making me sooo tired! 

Love u all and thankyou for all the comments left while i have been away! xxx

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