I realise that this is a pretty odd post to write considering my recent “I hate summer” post, but occasionally I do have to brave the outside world. Sometimes I even choose to; especially if there’s a BBQ involved. As long as I feel prepared, I’m pretty okay with being outdoors. So here are the essential items that I’ll always be carrying in my bag over the summer months.
Just over two weeks ago, the Blogosphere Magazine launched issue 9 and kept their cover star a secret until the big reveal. At a party. In London. Which I was invited to. Sitting on the train to London, I felt like the jammiest blogger that ever lived. Until I went to do a wee on the train and there was no toilet paper. Fume. Luckily I found a scrap in my bag. Phew.
After circumnavigating the tube and SoHo in a pair of vintage Clarks, not to be recommended FYI, I arrived at the venue and headed inside. Alone. Deep breath, you can do this Hols! You’re an adult. Apparently.
So unless you’re Tim Peake and have been in space for the last six months, you’ll probably know that earlier this year, Makeup Revolution joined forces with Jane (aka British Beauty Blogger) and created the Fortune Favours the Brave palette.
Back in March, I joined the #30plusblogs Twitter chat (held on Thursday evenings) in conjunction with Miller Harris (#mh30plus) to talk about fragrance memories and how certain scents can remind you of a beautiful afternoon or an amazing evening (or in my case, every time I smell Lynx it makes me think of being 15 and all the boys spraying cans of it on in the hopes of attracting a mate. Obviously it never worked).
Back in March I was invited to The Body Shop in Brighton to help celebrate their 40th birthday! I came away with a lovely goody bag; including their two foundation shade adjusting drops! I’d been dying to test them out ever since I’d seen them but hadn’t quite got around to buying them!
Back in February, I bought this contour kit from Collection but I only tried it once and then shoved it in my make-up drawer to gather dust. I decided I couldn’t get on with it and that I’d never learn how to use it properly; especially as I was using a blusher brush because I didn’t actually own a contour brush. Yeah, I know right? What kind of beauty blogger am I??
A couple of weeks ago, Aine (from Honestly Aine) and I were going to meet up for a coffee in Brighton; but then she said that Crownbrush were having a small event at the new Vanity X make-up academy and did I want to go that instead? So we hit London to check it out!
Honestly, sometimes I feel like I’m in one of those anonymous meetings; Hi, I’m Holly, I’m 31 and I absolutely love a lot of the Zoella beauty products. There; I’ve said it.
I’ve never done one of these before; mostly because at the end of the month, I never seem to have any empty products. Until now!
A couple of months ago I went to my first Brighton blog meet and in my goody bag were two samples of Mintycoco; the coconut oil-pulling formula with peppermint which is for “leaving your mouth feeling fresh, your teeth looking whiter and your gums healthy.” I decided to give it a go….