Welcome to my blog ‘Honestly, Holly’, a collection of beauty, lifestyle and personal posts which make up who I am as a person. I love writing and creating and so have made a very happy home here at and I hope you enjoy your visit.

I REVAMPED HOLLIFE IN 2017, starting with this very ‘About’ section you’re currently reading. My feelings towards blogging were negative and, as we know, change is good, so I decided to approach blogging in a different way. I turned to my monthly glossy magazines in hope for inspiration and, well, I found it. My ultimate plan is for my blog to feel more editorial and professional whilst still retaining my personality throughout the words and themes. I don’t always stick to the editorial content, but I like how my blog feels.

I DO POST QUITE A MIX OF TOPICS. It’s mainly makeup-related, as that’s where my primary joy resides, but I also write about skincare, organisation, society, popular culture and, of course, myself and my experiences. People are multi-dimensional just as their blogs are so to stick to just one topic would not be a true representation of who I am.

8-5OwGlp_400x400.jpgSO, WHO AM I? Well, I’m Holly, I’m 23 and I live with my husband, Chris, our two snakes, Hazel and Sebastian, two kittens, Percy and Eleanor, and two Guinea Pigs, Corn Cob and Sweet Pea. We’re in the North-West of England but I’m originally from the South-East. I’ve dropped out of university twice, have an obsession with makeup, read books in minutes, keep very organised and have a phobia of spiders. I would say I’m a fairly decent, rounded human being, if a little anxious.

I ALSO HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL OR TWO if you prefer to watch rather than read (sorry, therefore, for the lengthy ‘About’ section), or if you want to do both. You can find my videos on various places: scattered throughout my blog, in posts of their own, in the RSS feed in the blog’s sidebar and finally on and on Vloggife. If you enjoy casual beauty, challenges, vlogs, lifestyle and other bits and pieces with personality you should check it out and definitely subscribe to both.

IMG_2432JPG.jpgIF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW ME ELSEWHERE, I have Twitter and Instagram – I aim to keep each account updated every day at least once a day and I love to engage with followers so make sure you’re following and let me know when/if you are! I might even follow you back if you ask nicely, so make sure you leave me a comment/tweet me and I’ll see what I can do. I also have Bloglovin‘!

FOR INQUIRIES, either business (I am PR-friendly) or personal, you can use the ‘Contact Me’ link in the main menu of the blog, or drop me a line at, even if it’s just for a natter or a quick question.

Thanks so much for reading; I hope you enjoy your visit!

A quick note: links within blog post to external sites are often affiliate links which means I get a tiny % of commission if you purchase the product I am linking to. The profit margin is minuscule but all money made from these links goes straight back to the blog and help me keep running it. If you’d like to support me with these codes, you just need to click on them and continue as usual! You’ll find some in the sidebar and the rest within the posts themselves. I appreciate every click. Thank you!