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

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The only blush palette you will ever need : Benefit Cheekathon

Hey Internet Friends,

I have a confession, an admittance if you will. Ive fallen in love. A special kind of love. Make up Love. I also have a secret for you my loyal readers, I have found the blush palette to end all blush palettes. I showed it you last week, in my London Haul but I tend to write blog posts for this site well in advance, I have actually had the Benefit Cheekathon for a whole month so its time for a little review. You ready?

 

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Benefits new cheekathon palette is the dream team of blushes and bronzers combined in the most beautiful, value for money and special palette I have ever seen. And you probably like me have never heard of it before.
At the weekend I was at my local Benefit counter and the women working there hadn’t even heard of it. So I am going to tell you everything you need to know about why you should 100% buy this product.

Firstly lets start by explaining why its such good value for money.
One blush or bronzer box from Benefit is £23.50.
This palette is £44.50 and you get 5 blushes and bronzers.
Now I know what your thinking, but there not full size products?
But the amazing thing is they are!
For less than the price of two Box O Powders you can have 5?

YES! YES YOU CAN!

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So why should you buy it?
The shades flatter pretty much any skin tone, I am deadly pale as you all know and I can easily wear every shade.
Lets have a shade breakdown shall we:
Dandelion is a sheer pink tone that makes for a pretty everyday blush, this doesnt have to much shimmer and is super wearable.
Hoola – you guys know this is my holy grail bronzer. The perfect Matte finish thats both build-able and subtle. Perfection.
Rockateur is a rose gold shimmer blush that gives the skin a real flush with insane colour payoff.
Dallas is a blush and bronzer combo that gives your face a flush of colour, this works incredibly well to give definition and warmth.
Coralista is a warm coral blush with a strong shimmer, perfect for the summertime.

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From the wrist down – Coralita, Dallas, Rockateur, Holla and Dandelion.

The literal only downside to this palette is the fact that the packaging is absolute enormous. But its just as beautiful as it is big, with Benefit you could to expect beautiful and quality packaging and whilst I appreciate the massive mirror and the brush I will never use it doesnt feel as innovative as some of the other Benefit packaging.

But my faithful ladies and gents, its whats inside that counts!

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The brushes I would pair with this palette is the Blush brush which is perfect for both bronzer and blush especially when trying to add definition, I use the expert face brush for popping a bit of blush on the apples of the cheeks and the powder brush for some real smooth blending.

These brushes are the perfect cheekathon palette.

I honestly give the Benefit cheekathon a solid 9/10! It only looses a point because of that annoying brush nobody uses!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Whats your favourite blush shade and product? Let me know in the comments. 

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

London Haul : Benefit, Lush & Libertys

Hey Internet Friends,

As promised here are the lovely goodies I picked up whilst in London. HAUL TIME!

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Lets start with….

Lush Oxford Street

As you saw from my last post lush oxford street is a place of dreams but I had to show some self control! As I am moving to a new place soon that finally has a bath I decided it might be a smart idea to stock up on mainly bath products but as always with a visit to lush I had to get a little something extra too…

I decided to go for some oxford street exclusives and some everyday Lush addict staples.
I picked up:
Butterball Bath Bomb – So cute, so pure and so fresh!
Intergalactic Bath Bomb – because you just have too don’t you.
Two Bath Melts – so cute, so cheap and smell divine!
Hottie Massage Bar – Luxury in bar shaped, if you thought chocolate was your favourite thing shaped as a bar think again!
Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb – How can something that looks so pretty not be amazing?
Big Blue Bath Bomb – Sometimes bigger truly is better!

Then I went for a little nosey in Liberty’s…

Liberty of London is known for a lot of things but mostly for being incredibly luxuries, walking into that beautiful atrium of scarves that flows beautifully through cosmetics, chocolates and designer accessories how could you not feel transported into a simpler more beautiful time.

I know what your thinking, is that it? Well yes my loyal and brilliant readers that is it and let me tell you for why.
I received a sample of this lip moisturiser a while ago and I’ve been absolutely OBSESSED with finding it again ever since. Its amazing, its super nourishing and they sell it at Liberty’s.

Now this is where I went a tiny bit mental….

The Benefit Shop

If you come to this blog often then you know that Benefit is one of my brands, I am loyal to all my favourite brands but theres just something about the benefit products that really deserve my attention. The products, the packaging and the overall atmosphere of the brand. So when I found the benefit shop I just couldn’t resist.

The lovely lady at the Benefit shop gave me a bunch of free samples.

I bought the new Cheekathon palette that contains 5 blushes and bronzers all of which I love and I think are incredibly versatile. Beautifully packaged and with an amazing mirror.
I love the idea of having all my blushes and bronzers in one place so this product is perfect for me.

I also grabbed the Porefessional Pore away kit, I feel I owe porefessionl another shot.
So lets see how I get on with this.

Hope you guys enjoyed this Haul post.

What products have you picked up recently that you’re super happy with?

Speak Soon

HollyPop xx

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.

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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

Using Activated Charcoal to whiten teeth

Hey internet Friends,

When I posted my current favourites post last month it was requested that I talk about how I use Activated Charcoal to whiten my teeth so you asked and I deliver.
Here Goes…

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Firstly let me tell you that this is absolutely disgusting but it really does work.
I know it seems mental but charcoal is known for removing toxins and impurities. Its used for so many medicinal and environmental reasons.
Its used for poisonings and water purification so it kinda makes sense.
Just be prepared for all the tiles and sinks in your bathroom to be absolutely ruined!

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What Is Activated Charcoal?

Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum and you probably wouldn’t want to put it in your mouth.
Activated charcoal is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or pores.
These pores help activated charcoal absorb chemicals.

Activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings, reduce intestinal gas, lower cholesterol levels, prevent hangovers, and treat bile flow problems during pregnancy. Doctors prescribe it to you and its commonly used in Emergency Rooms so its 100% safe.

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How to use it on your teeth:
Open the Charcoal capsules onto a piece of kitchen paper to avoid completely chaos in your bathroom.
Dip a wet, clean toothbrush into the powder so it covers all the bristles.
Quickly and carefully put the toothbrush in your mouth and brush in small circles for two minutes.
Spit and rinse as normal.

Once a week you can also dilute some hydrogen peroxide with water and use it as a mouthwash for extra whitening power. I have been doing this for about 2 months and I think the results speak for themselves. I also have made a small change in my life to only drink through straws and that has also made a real difference to the whiteness of my teeth!

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During (HORRENDOUS)

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AFTER

Im really keen to keep whitening my teeth and may consider professional whitening before my wedding.

Have you guys ever tried it?
What happened and what did you think to it?
Please Link me to any posts you know about it?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx