Saturday, 31 March 2012

Leighton Denny 'Sensual Glam' Nail Polish

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I became a big fan of Leighton Denny nail polish last year when we all tried on the ‘Supermodel’ shade backstage at QVC. It’s easy to apply, and lasts such a long time without chipping that it’s no wonder that most of the female backstage and presenter staff were walking around with matching nails for the following week.
With it’s £11 a bottle price tag, I’ve always opted away from buying it in favor of cheaper brands, so when I saw a range of discontinued colours on offer at £5 at my local beauty clinic, I couldn’t resist.
My favourite colour from my batch of purchases is definitely ‘Sensual Glam’ - it’s nude enough to be subtle, but sparkly enough to add a touch of glam to the everyday. It’s completely rekindled my love affair with Leighton Denny nail varnishes, and no long will I shy away from them because of the price - each bottle is worth every single penny!
Next on my list is ‘Coconutty’ from the new Castaway S/S 2012 collection. Never have I looked forward to a post-payday treat more!

Love and kisses,
Holly Salts

St Valentines

The first thing anyone ever realizes about me is that I’m essentially the definition of a typical girl.

My favourite brand is a toss up between Pandora and Cath Kidston. My favourite film is Love Actually. My favourite colour is purple. I started planning my wedding at age 8. I spend an hour getting ready most mornings, and frequently paint my nails twice, or more, a day.
There’s not doubt about it - I am a girl. And in addition to all of the above you can probably guess I have a (‘ridiculous’) obsession with love. (Note the ‘Moulin Rouge’ reference there…)

I personally think we have a lot to thank St Valentine for, and can’t possibly see why anyone would object to having a day solely designated to showing your nearest and dearest how much you care. Yes, if you love someone you should show them everyday in every way. But what’s so wrong with once a year buying a slightly overpriced card if it’s what’s going to make your loved ones happy?
This year, I sent five cards - not to announce anything huge or drastic that the recipients weren’t already aware of, but just to put a little smile on their faces. My two housemates awoke knowing that I loved living with them, and my best friends got a little reminder that even though they’re miles away from me, and each other, the friendship we have is never going to disappear. The fact that three of my facebook friends announced engagements on February 15th can’t be a coincidence either. I maintain that there is not a single person on the planet that doesn’t like being reminded, in a small or big way, that there is someone, somewhere who cares about them and is thinking of them on a day designated for sharing the love.

Single, or coupled up, Valentine’s Day has always been and will always remain to be one of my favourite times of year. And with that, I bid you all a very happy (albeit belated - blame Richard Branson and Virgin Media) Valentine’s Day.

Consider this my declaration of love to you, for taking five minutes out of your day to read my rambling. It’s greatly appreciated!

Love and Kisses,

Holly Salts

Feather Hair Extensions

This weekend, I finally got around to trying out a new trend that I’ve had my eye on for a while - feather hair extensions.

I told my Mum I was planning on putting these in, and I haven’t heard her laugh so much since she accidentally overdosed on Diazepam before a dentist appointment last summer. But despite her ridicule, I tried them anyway and I have to say, I really do love them.

I bought the ‘Natural Ginger’ collection from Additional Lengths ( which turned out to be great value for money. £20 and I have ten feathers, micro rings, a hair threader and all delivered straight to my front door in less than 30 hours.
Putting them in couldn’t have been simpler, and they’ve taken really well to being washed and styled along with the rest of my hair (which varies on crazy curly, or dead straight - depending entirely on how long I’ve snoozed the alarm for that morning.)

Little worried that the blonder ones are too light for my hair, but I’m going to test wear them out tomorrow and see whether the Pocahontas jokes outweigh the compliments!

Love and Kisses,
Holly Salts

Small Town Girl in a Big Scary City

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Two weeks ago now, I took the plunge and finally moved up to the big city to live with my friends and follow my career in television.
We’re living in a lovely little place in Chiswick and on our first night in we celebrated with champagne, thai food and watching the snow fall outside our window.
I'm the resident girly girl of the house and get a near constant ribbing for how many times a week I paint my nails, and the vast amount of beauty products I moved into the bathroom cabinet on our first day here. So as my housemates don't appreciate my love for all things cleanly, smelly, pretty sparkly and just downright helpful, I had no choice but to share these delights on the internet!

So here it is, my blog. The ramblings of a twenty-something, seaside town, incredibly girly girl, just trying to make her way in the big city.

Love and kisses,
Holly Salts