Follow me on Instagram! 

Hey internet friends,

I’ve noticed I’ve never told you guys I have Instagram! 

Please feel free to follow me at @hollypopmatthews 

I usually follow back 🙂 
  
Leave your insta’s in the comments or follow me and comment on Instagram and I’ll follow back. 

Speak soon,

HollyPop xx

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New Christmas Jumpers & Cake!

Hey Internet Friends,

Christmas is very quickly approaching and one that thing really helps my festive spirit is new Christmas Jumpers! The last few years me, my glamorous gran and grandad have all gone Christmas Jumper shopping together and I love it so much, its become something that makes me so happy. And these are the jumpers I picked up…

titleAll jumpers that I bought today were from Asda Walmart and were between £12 – £14 and frankly I think that is amazing for a good Christmas Jumper.

hollyjumper

The minute I saw this I knew it had to come home with me, its so unbelievably soft and of course covered in Holly so it couldn’t be more appropriate for me.
This is a more traditional bright and colourful jumper and I absolutely LOVE it.

gingerbread

This looks absolutely amazing on and really shines beautifully under the light with all the little sequin details, I feel like this jumper is appropriate to wear all through the colder months and not just in December so thats a lovely bonus!

deer

This is probably my favourite of the lot because its so festive and sparkly!
Its so girly and cute and it really feels special and thats important at Christmas, right?!
I love how soft it feels and the print is the perfect size to not be too over powering.

robin
Gorgeous little sequin Robin perfect for the winter months, I feel like this is a classic Christmas design and the quality of this is outstanding especially considering it was £12! So soft and lovely.

Ahhh Christmas Jumpers do make me happy!

CAKE!
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Ever since I was little my Grandma has made these amazing Christmas Cakes, my dad is possibly her biggest fan but now I’m a little older and can appreciate just how tasty there are and not just pick of the icing I get one too!

How unbelievably pretty is this?! Tastes pretty good too!
Thanks Grandma!

Hope you guys enjoyed this incredibly festive post!

What do you guys class as the ultimate festive treat?!

Do you have any awesome Christmas Jumpers?!

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xx

It’s your turn…

Hey internet friends, 

Since I’ve started this blog I’m constantly overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I’ve been given. I love that I have this platform and that I’m making some amazing friends but I want this to be your space too. I care massively about what content you like, what parts of my life you want to see and how this blog can improve. 

So that’s why I ask you for your help, so we can grow together. 

What do you want to see? 

What post ideas do you have that you’d love me to do? 

Would you like to see some collaborative posts? 

For the next few weeks I want to keep it Christmassy, so what would you like from that?

Give me your thoughts and suggestions, I care massively about what you think. 

Speak soon, 

HollyPop xx

My Top Nude Lipsticks 2015

Hey Internet Friends,

I feel like your hearing this more and more within the beauty industry, the search for ‘nude’ colours, Top brands are pushing nude products and the highstreet are obviously following in their elegant footsteps. Im all about using make up to make a statement and frankly couldn’t care less about looking natural or subtle but I must admit even I absolutely LOVE a nude Lip with a statement eye make up. So I want to talk you through my top choices.

DSC03725.jpgI feel like it goes without saying that my nude lip will be different to yours. Finding the right nude for you is important and it depends on your complexion, the make up your putting it with and even your hair colour plays as a factor.

Rimmel Kate Moss 101
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Kate Moss brings colour to a new unique dimension. The gorgeous colour richness and COMFORT of Kate’s lipstick, now in a Velvety MATTE finish. Ruby Powder enriched formula to intensify the colour while keeping a matte finish all day long! Matte is re-invented for the most velvety comfortable colour EVER!” Rimmel Statement

The smell from this lipstick is really gorgeous, its like a melon and vanilla smell. The coverage I would say is medium to full with a semi matte finish, I feel when you compare this to other matte lipsticks it isnt a true matte. It does have good staying power and fades evenly without being over drying.

On Skin Examples
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Final Thoughts
I call this the ‘my lips but better’ colour, because honestly its the perfect match for my complexion with the most beautiful pink undertones. I always have this in my bag and feel its such a wearable colour.

Clinique POP Lip Colour + Primer in NUDE POP

DSC03692Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to give a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true and keeps lips comfortably moisturised for 8 hours. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free
Clinique Statement

This is a multi functional product working as both a lip primer and a lip colour as the name would suggest, the primer aspect works to smooth out cracks and lines and is really moisturising and the lip colour is a subtle sheen finish thats really very wearable.

On Skin Examples
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Final Thoughts
This is the colour that you reach for when your in a rush and don’t have time to plan a dramatic look, its also really moisturising so thats a massive benefit and considering its a sheen finish it is fairly long lasting.

Mac Please Me Matte
Please meColour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.
Mac Statement

The lipstick is a matte formulation in a rosy tinted pink colour, I didn’t actually pick this colour for myself but allowed a Mac Make up Artist to do that for me, I find this a great way of choosing Mac products because you really get to find out what an expert thinks will work well for you.
Like most Mac Mattes it does have a slight tug and is drying on the lips but that can be fixed by wearing a balm before hand or doing a quick lip scrub.

On Skin Example
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Final Thoughts
Yes it drying and yes it doesn’t wear evenly, but its a Mac Matte, Ive come to expect it.
This lasts ridiculously long, Im talking 6 plus hours whilst eating and drinking and you really cant complain at those kinds of results. I absolutely love this colour and wear it most days, I feel like it works well with my complexion and with a dark smokey eye.
Just be sure to carry a lip balm for afterwards when your lips need some TLC.

Mac Pink Plaid
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This is probably the least like my actual lip colour and is more of a purple pink colour but its nice to accompany with a more subtle eye make up when your still wanting to look fully ‘done’.
This is again a matte formulation so the wearing time is fantastic but it is drying like Please Me.

On Skin Example
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As you can see this colour does bleed slightly around the edges and that is obviously not desirable but a lip pencil like Mac’s Applified works well to combat this. I don’t wear this shade as much as please me but when I go for a copper eye or a matte brown shade I find this the perfect accompaniment.

Hope you guys enjoyed looking at my top nude lip choices.

Whats your go to Nude Lip products?

Have you tried any of what I mentioned, What did you think?

Speak Soon,

HollyPop xxx