Hi Holly! Big fan of your videos/blogs. Hope you had an amazing time in Vietnam :) I got Benefit's 'Watt's Up!' for Christmas, but haven't really used it yet as I'm unsure how best to apply it or when is most appropriate to wear it. Any tips? - christyundecided
I had a play around with that at the Benefit counter recently - and given that it’s a cream to powder finish product I’d definitely use it to top off your makeup before setting with powder/as your final step. If used on the tops of the cheekbones I’d say it’s a decent everyday highlighter - but because it is quite ‘glowy’ it would be better suited for more evening lighting.
Hope that helps somewhat! ^ ^ Thanks for watching + reading. (Vietnam was great!)
I’ve been neglecting both my videos and my various Tumblr blogs in a big way in the past few months - and it often creeps into my thoughts.
It’s not for any unusual reason, simply that I’ve not had enough discipline to make time for them. I truly admire those who post regularly and without lengthy hiatuses. I have video ideas - skincare tips and a backlog of tutorial requests (as well those for updated makeup collection video) so lack of inspiration isn’t the problem either.
I don’t foresee a time where skincare/makeup isn’t a part of my life, although I have culled my products to some extent. I couldn’t comprehend a point where I didn’t care what cleanser I used or what perfume I wore (sad as that may be.)
So, this post is to say thanks for the subscribers/readers/friends who have always made encouraging comments on the sporadic videos I post - I’ll try and do better!
Thought I’d try my hand at a written tag - apparently this one is quite popular:
1. What item can’t you leave the house without?
2. Favourite brand of makeup?
This is hard to answer - perhaps awhile back I would have answered MAC, but to be honest what I use is so heavily varied that I don’t lean on one particular brand.
3. Favourite flower?
4. Favourite clothing store?
5. Favourite perfume?
6. Heels or flats?
Flats (sneakers specifically.)
7. Do you make good grades?
8. Favourite colours?
Blue and green.
9. Do you drink energy drinks?
During the final years of highschool, frequently, but I haven’t had one for awhile now.
10. Do you drink juice?
Yes, preferably pineapple with mint.
11. Do you like swimming?
Yes - I enjoy beach swimming just beyond the breaking waves. But I suppose it’s more floating around.
12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
Only if they are being served at a table.
13. Favourite moisturiser?
14. Do you want to get married later on in life?
I would never rule anything out.
15. Do you get mad easily?
No, not easily.
16. Are you into ghost hunting?
In groups, yes.
17. Any phobias?
Wrists, specifically being scratched or touched.
18. Do you bite your nails?
Yes, far too much.
19. Have you ever had a near death experience?
I was a millisecond away from having a heavy palm frond fall on my head from a great height, but I don’t believe it would have killed me had it struck.
20. Do you drink coffee?
I tag you all!
Holly, where have you been love? Please do an updated makeup collection video? And an updated foundation routine? I hope you will! I miss your videos! What have you been up to anyway? much love xoxoxo :) - karapreece
College semester just resumed + I’m a bit swamped with work, study + planning for a few things. :(
Good news is I did organise my collection so I can definitely film it soon.
Hope you’re well xxx
Hey Holly could you do an updated makeup everyday routine? And yeay to the new videos!! You look absolutely stunning in the Favourites Of Right Now you just public-ed. Youre gorgeous! - Anonymous
I’ve just posted my current base routine in a blog post, hopefully that can give you a bit of info until I film one!
And thankyou, you’re very kind :D
Is there anything you’d specifically like to know about it? Maybe I can answer here :)
holly lease make your updated makeup collection video the next video you upload, and hope u are well, thanks :) xo - Anonymous
Yes, once my organisation is better I’ll film it! ^ ^
I am well, thankyou, how are you? :D
I’m currently re-arranging my collection, trying to shift some stuff around, soon I promise. :)
As for being stuck up, I wouldn’t say I’m very conceited or act superior to others. I try and remain true to my personality in my videos. I can’t change how you perceive me though.
I’ve been using the same few products for my base for awhile now - they are the products that do the work for me.
1. Post skincare sunscreen - Neutrogena Dry Touch SPF30 - this is their basic sunscreen, not even for the face specifically. My skin soaks up the extra moisture and it has never been problematic for it, I’m happy to be using up the large tube.
2. L’egere White Multi BB Cream - the best BB cream I’ve used thus far.
3. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder - applied with a powder puff to eliminate brush marks. Refined, natural and not overly matte.
4. Urban Decay Brow Box in Brown Sugar - I’ve hit pan in a big way, definitely the most natural of brow powders I’ve come across.
5. Dior Lip Glow - smooth, slightly glossy and easy to apply on the go.
It’s almost dull, isn’t it? I haven’t purchased any makeup in a while, I have been quite disenchanted with MAC and their collections for some time now, and nothing else seems to be catching my eye. Perhaps we all go through a lull in our makeup appreciation, and mine is now!
Holly, when are you going to make your previous videos visible? I really look forward to seeing them! :) XXXX - karapreece
I made 3 public today :D xx