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First of all can I just start off by saying, does anyone else find it really hard to restrain themselves from using products before they've had chance to photograph them because this definitely happened to me with these brushes!
Ugh! Just look how pretty they are! As soon as I saw these brushes I just had to have them and especially because of them being so inexpensive. 

I haven't tried any brushes from MakeUp Revolution before so I wasn't sure what to expect but I have to say, so far so good.
The bristles are super soft and fluffy, which I think helps blend out the product from your brush more but at the same time the shape of the brush head is sturdy so the bristles keep their shape while you're using them - I've used brushes in the past where the bristles move too much when you're using them so you're sort of just flopping the bristles from one side to the other without much hope!

Here are a list of the brush names and prices incase you want to take a look:

Is anyone else a little bit in love with how pretty these brushes are?



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When it comes to Soap and Glory I find that the products I use the most from them are their body scrubs and body washes, so I thought I'd share with you a few products that I got last month which I really like. 

'Clean Girls' Body Wash:
This is the first full sized body wash I've had from Soap and Glory. I used lots of their little ones last summer when I travelled to and stayed in London a few times and absolutely loved those, so I'm happy that I have a full sized one to keep me going for a while.
The scent of this is 'Mist You Madly' which is the same as one of their fragrance mists - you can read my post about a couple of them here. 
As well as smelling really nice it also lathers up well and you don't need to use a lot of product to achieve this.

'Scrub 'Em and leave 'Em' Body Buff:
Leading on from the body wash, this body buff has the same scent 'Mist You Madly and I love to use this to exfoliate with right before I'm going to fake tan, or for if I just want to feel silky smooth!

'Smoothie Star' 'The Breakfast Scrub':
Again, this scrub is very similar to the body buff and I use it to exfoliate with as well.
One thing I have to say about this one, is that the scent is amazing! 
On the label it says 'Bananas, Almond and Honey Extracts' and 'Great Maple Scent'.
They aren't lying, it sounds good enough to eat but it also smells good enough to eat - I will definitely be purchasing anything else from Soap and Glory that comes in this scent!

Do you have a favourite Soap and Glory Product?



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On Boxing Day I went straight onto the Debenhams website, as I had some gift vouchers to spend and I purchased two perfume sets. One being the Marc Jacobs Eua So Fresh gift set and the other one was the Chloe gift set.
The Marc Jacobs set comes with a 75ml Eau De Toilette Spray (not quite as strong as perfume but the scent still lasts well throughout the day). It also comes with a Body Lotion 75ml and a Shower Gel 75ml.
The Chloe set comes with a 50ml bottle of perfume and a Body Lotion 50ml.

Marc Jacobs Daisy:
I just need to start of by saying, how gorgeous is the bottle? The little flowers on top are so gorgeous and it makes it such a lovely bottle to have out on your dressing table.
The scent of this is really light and floral (thats kind of expected with the name) but it really is just a fresh, beautiful scent. This will definitely make a nice daytime perfume, or for if you're not heavily into perfume and you just want something with a gentle scent.

I love how the bottle for this is just so cute and simple, definitely one that you can just drop into you handbag and take with you!
The scent of this is so beautiful! I would definitely describe it as a grown up perfume as it isn't sweet or florally, its a much more defined scent and one that I think you could wear in the day or at night as well because of it being a stronger scent.  

Whats your favourite Perfume?



I hope you all had a fabulous time bringing in the new year and also that 2016 is everything you wish for it to be.

2015 was the year that I dipped my toe in the water when it came to blogging - I wasn't all too sure what I was doing and everything was a learning curve for me, it also still is!
Blogging is a hobby that I've truly fallen in love with so this year I want to continue with posting and have a good go at it!
So with that said, I suppose its only fitting that my first post of 2016 is one that includes some little goals for the year.

1. Continue to see good within the bad..
I have never been that person, that if asked could name something they love about themselves but in the past year I have found something, and thats being able to accept that everything happens for a reason, Karma will do its job even if it taken a long time and also that by looking for a silver lining In bad situations you start to see good things much more easily. This has really helped me not dwell on bad situations and accept that life will always have its ups and down, theres nothing we can do to stop that but we can make it easier for ourselves by sometimes just going along and accepting that sometimes bad things happen so better things can come along instead.

2. Learn to accept its okay to just be me..
I think for a long time I've put unnecessary pressure on myself to try and be more outgoing. I see and hear so many people my age always talking about the nights out that they have each weekend and on days off how they always have something planned. 
Don't get me wrong, I love having girly days with my friends and I do like having things to look forward to, like weeks away, shopping days or meals out but for me there isn't an overwhelming need to be off out and about every single time I have a minute to spare.
I guess, as me I will always enjoy being in my own company and more than happy to stay within the same four walls of my bedroom for hours on end, and I don't see that there's anything wrong with that. I'm happy there and surrounded by things that I love.. you know, like my onesie, Netflix and food! Im just kidding! (Well maybe not), but you get my point, I think its nice to not have to rely on anyone else for my happiness and to know that I'm capable of tackling life alone should I ever need or want to. 

3. Start using Instagram more..
I have had an Instagram account long enough to not even remember how long I've had it and I always follow other people, like pictures and leave comments but I never really use it to post my own pictures, so thats something that I want to do (and I've already started). 
I have a few snaps on there already that I'm going to add to, so here comes the sneaky self promotion..
If you want to follow me on Instagram then you can click my Instagram social media button at the side of my blog or search 'itshollyrhian'. Come and say hello!

4. Get back into reading..
I have always loved reading, even from first starting school. I remember having a bit of a Matilda moment where I had finished all the books in my own class and the year above so I was allowed to go into the 'big class' and start on their books. Bless me!
I still do get time to read but not as much as I'd like to so I'm going to purposely make more time for reading, whether that means taking a book in the bath with me or reading in bed at night instead of scrolling through the internet, naughty! I think we're all guilty of that though.
Also while were on the subject of books if you have any recommendations please comment them below. 

5. Continue and stick with blogging..
As I mentioned In the start of this post I have really fallen in love with blogging, so this year I want to try and get a bit of a regular posting schedule going, so if you have any specific posts that you'd like to see or just ideas in general please let me know! 

Have you set any goals/resolutions yourself for this year?

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