Monday, 11 December 2017

This is How We Bingham

Hey Guys, 

Hope you are all good and looking forward to Christmas 

Today's blog features the amazing This is How We Bingham. For those of you who didn't catch my Fav Vlogger / Blogger series earlier in the year you can check out where I featured them here This is How We Bingham Fav Vlogger/blogger series

If you haven't already checked them out head over to You Tube and look up them up now. I love watching their daily vlogs and adventures. If you ever wanted inspiration for Vlogging look this amazing family up.

A few weeks ago I made an order on their online shop This is how we Bingham shop the whole process is great from start to finish. At first my browser didn't want to play ball but once the transaction went through its taken 12 days to arrive here in the UK which this close to Christmas I am so impressed with. I can't wait to make another order in the New Year.

With how cold it is in London at the min I think I may live in this hoodie its so warm and the sizing is perfect. 

Don't forget to pop over and check their channel out

Have a great rest of the week guys I've got a few posts lined up so pop back in the week to check them out 

Friday, 24 November 2017

Beauty and the Beast - the Primark challenge

Hey Guys

Happy Friday 
Hope you've all had a great week so far. If your reading this from the USA Happy thanksgiving and if your out and about shopping today on Black Friday I hope its all going ok.

So todays blog has a slightly different twist to it..... There is a Vlog to go with it come check it out here Beauty and the Beast Vlog I'm venturing in to a few more vlogs so hit subscribe and keep an eye out for more

So on to what has become the Beauty and the Beast Primark challenge

Earlier this year Primark released a small range around the time the movie came out. First came Chip purses and mugs which for a long time you just couldn't find anywhere. It took many visits to track them down. For one of the chip purses I remember seeing one left on a hook in the shoe department.

Next up came Mrs Potts the money box. I wasn't expecting to find her when I did. The till point in the store was closed but I spotted them and even made the security guard laugh when he told me the till was closed but waved me through when I said I just wanted Mrs Potts.

Mrs Potts the Tea Pot i clocked after I'd already paid a few weeks later after seeing lots of boxes being bought out and added to the display. This one did well as I was on the way to the theatre at the time she's even seen Flashdance.

Last but not least for this blog, Cogsworth.... After a very long wait and countless visits to try and get him the rumours started flying yesterday that he was being released for Black Friday I knew an early visit was due to the shops this morning. 

I don't think I've been in a store that early but firstly finding it stupidly quiet and then finding loads of Cogsworths it was a very successful morning. Only thing I will add is be careful adding a battery into the clock as its not easy. 

Hope you all have a great weekend

Love Holly 

x



Friday, 17 November 2017

A bit of a winter round up

Hey Everyone,

Hope you've all had a great week
Who's ready to watch Children in Need tonight? I've just donated to the Ben Adams Flashdance Water Drop, if you've seen the show you won't want to miss Ben having a go at the water drop scene and they are so close to their target now click here to donate

So the past couple of week have been fairly busy, its that time for Christmas shopping and this year I've made a good start which is not like me at all. There's some great things out at the moment for present ideas. I've been continuing my Primark hunt for Cogsworth the clock from Beauty the Beast. I thought Chip was a challenge but Cogsworth is coming up a close second. 

Primark has some lovely things out at the moment I am totally in love with the whole Saffron Barker collection check it out here Saffron Barker Primark collection For all bloggers and vloggers defo go check it out for some great items. I think I've got my eyes on well over half the collection.



Theres also some great Disney items out if you are a fan of the Mighty Ducks this top is a must have. Also one for the must have list are these adorable Mickey and Minnie lights at the top of the blog.

Last weekend was a visit to Cineworld to see the new Thor movie. Not only in 3D but on the new 4DX screen which will now forever be known as ThorDX. It was a great film from start to finish and you completely feel in the action with the 4DX seats so if you get the chance to book a film on them I totally recommend it.

Earlier this week I finally got to see Kinky Boots in London. Its been on my list for ages check out my review here Kinky Boots Review the show was a lot of fun and if your looking for something to book for Christmas I really recommend it for a great night out.





Hope you all have a great rest of the week

Love Holly 

x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Colour Change

Hey Guys,

Hope you've all had a great week. 
It's Saturday evening but I'm staying in tonight currently watching the many fireworks displays that are going across the park where I live.
So tonight I thought I'd give you some insight to my new pictures I posted on instagram yesterday click here to follow me on instagram

So for a while I've been thinking of changing my hair colour. I tend to have the colour done every 6 months as thats when its at its most noticeable and annoys me. Before I went to Vegas and LA this year I had some blonde bits put in which really looked nice when I got back and had caught the sun. Since September my hair decided it was time for a growth spurt and I know it's time for a trip to the hairdressers when my fringe can be tied back. 

Since my hair appointment was booked Ive been looking for different ideas and kept coming back to one colour. It miles away from what I would normally go for but I feel like I've been hiding away recently as I've not been happy with it. 
I really feel like I've needed a bit of a confidence boost recently and even from the amazing comments from everyone in the hairdressers yesterday to all the likes the pictures have had its really boosted how I've felt.

I'm so happy with the way it's come out as I really didn't expect it to take as well as it did but I love it.

Thanks so much for checking out the blog and all the nice comments on the Vlogs so far. I'm hoping to get another one up soon. Lots coming up in the next few weeks so keep checking back

Have a great week 

Love Holly 
x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

You Tube Vlogs

Hey Guys, 

So I've got some exciting news
I've started Vlogging, this is a big step for me confidence wise but I've found an app called Pocket Video which is so easy to use and as I don't have a Go Pro yet its a great one for putting Vlogs together on your iPhone when you are out on the go.

I am trying out different ideas for vlogs but have just put my second one online now all about Scrapbooking.

Come check out my new vlog here Scrapbooking Vlog

They will get longer the more I use the app but I hope you enjoy them 

Love Holly 


A Blog Round Up - All things Lifestyle,Fashion, Beauty and Travel

Hey Everyone,

Hope you are all well and have had a great week.

So todays blog is a bit of a round up of everything I've been up to in the past couple of months.

Lifestyle

So the past few months have flown how is it even November next week? I am first to admit I'm not a massive fan of winter. The clocks change this weekend and I am totally not ready for short day light hours. One thing I do love about Autumn is the amazing sunsets in the evenings and walking through leaves.


So what have I been up to Lifestyle wise
Being a big fan of Friends I was very excited to get to go to Friends fest again this year when it arrived in London. Luckily being late September when we went it was a rare bright blue sky and a gourge warm day watching episodes of Friends on the big screen and visiting Monika and Chandlers apartments (feedback had been taken onboard from last year with some great improvements made to the sets)
The Beauty and the beast hunt has continued in Primark, Mrs Potts has now joined the collection ( she even joined me on a trip to the theatre a few weeks ago) it's now all down to a hunt for Cogsworth to join the collection




Fashion
I may or may not have added to my collection of Converse. I am not a fan of shoe shopping but when you find your size in the sale it was a no brainer not to put them in the basket. They are actually some of the comfiest Converse I own now and look great for Autumn.





Beauty
I was lucky to be invited to a new product launch for the brand Urban Veda a few weeks ago. The launch was great fun and the products have been great to try out. I totally recommend the brand as one to try out and cant wait to order some more products. 


                                   Travel
So last weekend I popped up to Liverpool for a few days. Whilst the weather was super windy and well the rain excelled itself joining in I had a great weekend. The Flashdance tour was a great night out. Our adventures on Sunday took us up to Blackpool Zoo which was a lot of fun, even the giraffes got in on the picture taking. Time always go so fast in Liverpool cant wait for my next visit though.
If you get the chance to visit Blackpool Zoo I really recommend it for all ages, theres a lot do for everyone. CarPark space was great even though you do have to pay but if the kids have energy left then there is a great soft play park next door.

Hope you all have a great week 

Love Holly 

x


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Manners cost nothing

Hey Guys, 

I hope everyone has had a great week.

This wasn't a post I hadn't planned on posting but after an incident I witnessed tonight I've had to put pen to paper.

So this evening I was picking up some dinner on my way home when I could hear raised voices getting louder from the self service area of Lidl. 
It was loud enough to hush every person in the queues and bring security and other staff members running.
What made my blood boil was listening to the woman who was shouting laying in to the poor member of staff - accusation after accusation continued to fly. 
I'm sorry but at what point no matter how angry you are do you have any sort of right to swear, shout and lay on the abuse. 

After working in customer service for nearly half my life I've seen a lot and have taken a lot as well. You have to have a thick skin to take it but not let it get to you. I'm not going to lie and say I've walked away from every situation and just moved on, some days I had to walk away and let my anger out or also cry.
Staff no matter where they work are human.... Yes I know situations come up which don't please everyone but on the flip side people forget it's also the way you come at people that also can explain the response. I know some of my responses were sharp at times but I am a firm believer in something I've had drummed into me all my life 

" What you give out you get back"

It's simple, Manners really don't cost anything. Even saying to a member of staff How is your day going? can be a simple question but when you've been on your feet all day and dealt with a lot of people it can go a long way.
I honestly don't understand how people can be so rude, no matter where you are staff are doing their job and no body deserves to have to be treated like that. 

With Christmas fast approaching think when your out and about from shopping to office parties staff working are there to do their job but to also help you have a good time. If you have reason for complaint don't go in seeing red you will be more likely to get it sorted quicker if you do it constructively. Staff want to help also should be allowed to do their job the best they can to.

Thanks for listening guys 
Have a great week 

Love Holly 
x