Wednesday, 13 November 2013


HARRY POTTER: Would you rather?

So, I was looking at some other blogs and came across and this tag seemed like so much fun. I love Harry Potter and so I'd thought I'd give this a go.

Would you rather go to prom with Harry, Draco or Ron?
I would probably say Ron, although he didn't dance with Padma Patil at the Yule ball and I LOVE to dance at proms, clubs etc. etc. So if Ron wasn't prepared to dance then maybe Draco...

Would you rather be sorted into Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin?
Either Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. Pottermore says that I'm in Gryffindor though. WIN. Although, Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders ;)

Would you rather explore the forbidden forest or the halls of Hogwarts?
Definitely Hogwarts! The forbidden forest is way too creepy, whereas there is always something to discover at Hogwarts; from moving staircases to the Room of Requirement  Yes, I do realise that I'm talking about all of this like it's real. What of it?

Would you rather enroll in Potions, Charms, Divination or Defence Against The Dark Arts?
Hmmm, if I was at Hogwarts I could do all four - just saying. Probably Defence Against The Dark Arts or Charms. Definitely not Potions or Divination.

Would you rather buy an owl, cat, rat or toad?
I LOVE OWLS. I like cats also. But an owl for sure. Rats and toads, just no.

Would you rather have in possession: the elder wand, resurrection stone, or the cloak of invisibility?
The cloak! The wand makes people power hungry and I wouldn't want the stone.

Would you rather be tutored by Luna Lovegood or Hermione Granger?
Haha, what? Luna, that would be hilarious. Hermione knows too many spells and would be intimidating, ha.

Would you rather, in the final battle, fight against Nagini (the snake) or Bellatrix?
Nagini. Bellatrix scares the shit out of me. Although a huge snake isn't much better.

Would you rather fight a basilisk or a dragon?
When I first watched Chamber of Secrets the basilisk really scared me and the dragon in Goblet of Fire didn't. However, I think this might have been because I was a few years younger when I watched Chamber of Secrets. But I think if I could ride a broom then I would rather fight a dragon, I mean at least you can look at it without it killing/petrifying you, right?

Would you rather be a part of the Malfoy family or Weasley family?
Bloody stupid question. WEASLEY obviously.

Would you rather have a butterbeer or pumpkin juice?
I only like the foam on top of butterbeer so pumkpin juice, although I haven't tried it, I was going to in America when I went to Harry Potter world but it was sooooo expensive. But butterbeer is a bit gross, not gonna lie, I was disappointed when I first tried it.

Would you rather fly on a broomstick, Hagrid's motorbike or Buckbeak?
Broomstick maybe. I'm a bit of a control freak and Buckbeak would be too unpredictable (I'm thinking of a bad experience I had when riding a donkey on a beach). Not keen on motorbikes.

Would you rather have a conversation with Daniel Radcliffe or J.K. Rowling?
This is such a hard question. Whenever I watch interviews with Dan, he seems so funny but I think I'd have to talk to the author herself, J Rowling is just so amazing!

Hope you enjoyed this :)

Holly xxx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Diary of a Fresher

Long time no see...

So I apologise AGAIN for the lack of blog posts and videos. I started university last month and things have been a little crazy to say the least. I am studying music and Italian and it's been so full-on for the last few weeks. Last weekend I managed to get home for the first time to see friends, family and my boyfriend after a whole month of being away from home. So in this post I thought I just share some pictures with you and let you know what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks. As for YouTube videos, I'm considering whether or not I want to carry on with them. I don't want to promise that I'll make more when I might not have time (and judging by the lack of videos recently, I can't say that it will get any better). However, we'll see what happens, haha.

So I moved into my halls at uni on 21 September and I had so much stuff! I didn't think that I was going to have enough room for it all. Luckily, I had four other people helping me with all of it (I live on the fourth floor). I'm really happy with my choice of accommodation; it's an old Victorian building and although it does have downsides (shared bathrooms) I don't have to cook my own meals and it's more social than sharing a flat - I met so many people on the first day and some of them are now really close friends.

On the first day I felt quite nervous. I obviously wanted people to like me and I wanted to make new friends but I definitely found it hard to say goodbye to my family and boyfriend. They helped me unpack but didn't want to hang around for too long otherwise it would stop me from talking to other people so they left mid afternoon. It was horrible. I had no idea as to whether I'd cry or not. I did. A lot. And everyone else was stood out in the corridor so they heard. Luckily, they are all very nice and when I came out of my room looking very tearful they were all so lovely about it. I felt like such a baby though and I hate crying in front of other people so it was pretty awful for a first day. Although everyone was really nice, the homesickness didn't really go away for the first week. I got on with it and enjoyed myself and on the first night I met a really nice girl who is now one of my closest friends and we bonded over Harry Potter. But by the second week I was no longer missing home so much, I still have a lot of contact with my family etc. but I felt a lot better about being away from home. I knew that it was time for me to move away and when I went back for the weekend (although it was lovely seeing everyone) I knew it had been the right decision. 

So freshers week...
As I live on an all girls corridor (ha), on the first night a load of us got together in someone's room and ended up playing "never ever have I ever"... classic. Well, it was definitely a good way to get to know each other. I think it then turned into a onesie party, but it was just nice to chill and meet new people. On the Sunday night I went to the Ministry of Sound in London (for those of you who don't know, it's this huge club in London). It was amazing and I met loads of new people and danced until about 4 in the morning. Oh my god, did I feel like shit in the morning though.

Throughout freshers week there were also inductions going on for my classes and for most of them I was hungover. I got through them without being sick and I went to them all, which I think is an achievement.

The SU at my uni is pretty good and the first event that I went to there was the Beach Party. Luckily, one of my friends who wasn't going had a hula skirt that I could borrow. I've also been to other themed SU nights so I'd recommend bringing lots of fancy dress to uni if you're going next year :)

My friends and I decided to make t-shirts to wear to the Wheatus SU... can I call it a gig? OH YEAH. WHEATUS.

Bond night.

Beach party.

There is so much more! But I don't want to make this post too long. So I'll write another one shortly about the societies I've joined and what my lectures are like. Whatever interests you! Let me know.

Love Holly xxx

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Love your body!

Hello there!

So this topic is something I feel very strongly about and I've been wanting to talk about it on my YouTube channel for ages. However, due to recent events I can't make sit-down videos (only vlogs with my iPhone) so I'm going to blog instead - which will hopefully make it less of a rant and more concise (so there are upsides to me not being able to make videos: I tend to ramble, haha).

About 6 months ago I was in a car with some friends (two female, two male I think) and two girls were walking along the pavement and my male friends thought that I was just going to sit back and let them comment on the size of one of these girls. OH HELL NO. I can't quote exactly what one of them said... lets call him Tim. Tim basically said that one of these girls was "too fat". I took one look at this girl and said "she looks about the same size as me." That shut him up. I can't stand people who think it's okay to say stuff like that. This girl was about a size 12 and quite curvy, but fairly petite in the scheme of things. Now, I don't want this to turn into a rant about sexism etc. otherwise this post could get very long, but I think that the views of the media are not only having an effect on the way that women and young girls view their bodies, but it's also effecting the way that men view us and how some men think it's acceptable to make comments like Tim. Anyway, that's another post entirely.

I read a statistic that the biggest worry of roughly 60% of 10 year old girls are their bodies and appearance (don't quote me on that, but all I know is that it was a big figure). This is so wrong. Children are highly influenced by their parents and everything else around them, and with all the media coverage of "so-and-so's gone from a size 8 to 12, ewww how disgusting!" no wonder young girls are being influenced so much.

The media frustrates me a lot, aside from the majority of the stuff people read in Heat magazines etc. being total lies there is so much emphasis on body image, these magazines are sending out all the wrong messages and we're totally buying into it. I don't read those magazines because they're full of negativity and (in my opinion) are a waste of money. 

Nearly two years ago, in an all-female textiles class at school, some of the girls were talking about how a size 12 was "really fat" and how they wished they "were a size 8" - I'm talking in UK sizes here guys (size 12UK = 8US), just so you know. WHY CAN'T WE JUST BE HAPPY WITH OUR BODIES?!

This image negativity has crept up on us and is becoming a major issue of the 21st century - but I'm not saying it never existed during earlier times. For example, if you look at early centuries, body size determined a person's wealth and status. 

But if you think about it, there are so many ways in which we are influenced subconsciously about what the "right size" is. For example, I often zoom in on the clothing sizes on websites and they nearly always photograph the smallest size and celebrities and models are often photo-shopped to look slimmer, more tanned and younger.  

I used to care so much about what size I was - if I fitted into a size 8 skirt I'd be really happy, but if I had to go a size up in something then that would ruin my shopping day entirely. My size varies from shop to shop and it depends on the style as well. Nowadays, I think that if a dress or a pair of jeans or anything looks good on me, no matter what size it is, I'll buy it. I think that as long as you're eating healthily and are happy with your body, that's the most important thing. Body shaming is inducing negativity between women when we should be sticking together. I know girls who, no matter how much they eat, cannot put on weight and I know people who gain weight really easily. We shouldn't be shaming each other just because someone's a size 6 and someone else is a size 26. Skinny girls aren't better than bigger girls and bigger girls aren't better than skinny girls.

I watched a video by sxephil on YouTube and he was talking about how a woman got mad at him because he fancied Nina Dobrev, who is considered to be fairly skinny. That's just how she is! He also went on to say that he equally liked curvier girls - there's nothing wrong with either. What I'm trying to say is that I don't like the fact that fashion is more orientated towards skinny girls (lets face it, it's true: models being size 4 and below) but the curvier girls shouldn't hate on the skinnier girls - we should hate on the fashion industry and the media who promote that fashion and style is only for smaller women.

Love your body no matter what size you are. I cannot emphasise enough that size is not important. Don't let the media, celebrities or anyone else tell you what the "right size" is - because there isn't one.

That concludes the end of this blog post, have a great day, leave a comment below and here are some links to other blogs, newspaper articles and the Abercrombie & Fitch scandal if you haven't heard about it:'s%20Influence%20on%20Body%20Image%20Disturbance.pdf

Friday, 28 June 2013

My Leaver's Ball

I know, I know I've been terrible at posting on this blog, but to make up for the lack of YouTube videos I solemnly swear to post on here more frequently. Today, I thought that I'd just post a few photos of my Year 13 leaver's ball which was on the 25th June. I went to a friend's house beforehand so we could have a few pictures taken, so yeah, enjoy :)

Monday, 4 February 2013

A long post to make up for my absence

February Wedding!

Right, so I know I've been terrible at posting on this blog but I'm going to try to post something new once a week - that's not a promise though, but I will try! 

It was my cousin's wedding on Saturday 2nd February and although I will be uploading an outfit of the day video on my youtube account ( within the next week I thought I'd also upload photos here. More behind the scenes and some details on the wedding! 

Firstly, I thought I'd talk about the make-up I wore for the service and the reception. I wanted to keep it pretty low maintenance as I wore a fascinator and I didn't want my outfit, headgear and make-up to be all OTT, if ya get me. So for make-up I used:

Chanel vitalumiere foundation
Collection 2000, rimmel match perfection and NYX HD photogenic concealers (I need three)!

Neutral eyeshadows from my NYX "bubbles and caviar" eyeshadow palette

Maybelline black gel eyeliner
ELF mascara

A touch of MUA bronzer
NYX blush in "spice"
Topshop highlighter in "moonbeam"

For the daytime I used Barry M's 150 lipstick (which is a really light brown) and in the evening I went a little crazy and used No 7's "Glace" lipstick because I changed dresses. I also used my lipcote to seal the lipstick in as I was drinking quite a lot...

My hair: I cheated as my hair is only shoulder length and I used one of those doughnut hair things that can pop open to be used for a French twist and then I added a accessory.

Okay, so now for some more photos of the actual day! I didn't get any pictures of Coombe Abbey (where the wedding breakfast and reception was) the grounds and house were amazing but you had to ask for permission ya-de-dah and it was also really cold! So we didn't spend a lot of time outside.

The bride and groom: 

The cake! Only one layer was real so they could keep it and there were already Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle and chocolate slices ready to eat. But I thought this cake (even if most of of wasn't real) was really tasteful (appearance wise, haha) and I liked it's simplicity as apposed to some really tacky cake decorations you see sometimes. The cake and the icing decorations on it are important, guys. 

Full length shot of me and my sister (and I cannot work out how to turn pictures around on here so if someone could tell me how to that would be great)

I hope you enjoyed this and be sure to check out my youtube for the upcoming ootd and song that my sister and I sang during the wedding service! xxx

Wednesday, 2 January 2013



My name is Holly and I'm interested in fashion, makeup, Harry Potter, photography, movies and the 1940s :) I have YouTube channel ( and a twitter (