Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Wishlist from Dunnes Stores

I have decided to do a Christmas wishlist from items available in Dunnes Stores as it is very near to my home and i would like to treat myself so it is not really a wishlist as these will become actual purchases,possibly tomorrow or thursday when i will be there!

First off is nightwear and i really fancy the following! I know it is colder weather but hey,i like these!

Orient Chemise

 Priced at €15.00 and has 20% off too,this is a must have,i love the print on it and it looks comfy too!

Similar to this are the following and also priced at €15.00 with a further 20% off are the following,


Stardust Chemise


 



 


Primrose Chemise

 

Also i am going to buy these as i love the colour and recently seen a similar colour paired up with silver heels and a floral dress and i thought it looked great!

Priced at €7.00 is not bad and they will keep my legs warm too!

Now on to a couple of dresses which are reasonably priced and i think look fab!

Savida Frill-Hem Dress


 


 Priced at €40.00,i think this looks really nice,would be nice as a party dress or maybe this little black number priced at €50.00

Savida Sparkle Bow Dress

 Oh decisions,i do kinda like this black dress but i have a few LBD's already!

Now this jumper caught my eye too and at €30.00 is again reasonably priced!

Embellished Shoe Batwing Jumper

There is something really cute about this so i will see how it looks on first and hope that it will be ok!

Now wait till you see these heels as featured on xpose fashion show recently and priced at €40.00 is not too bad!

Savida High-Front Sandal

These are gorgeous and i have fingers crossed that they have my size!

Also i like these cute boots which are again priced at €40.00,

Savida Patent Heel Boot

 

So there you have it, a few lovely items that have caught my eye and as this store is very near where i live,i do hope to be over there tomorrow or thursday and hopefully buy some of the above!

Thanks for reading,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx


 

 



Monday, 8 December 2014

A Review of Legslove.ie

What prompted me to do this review is that last week i was sitting watching my favourite TV show Xpose on Irish TV and for anyone not familiar with xpose,it is Ireland's biggest fashion show and is on mon-fri from 6-7! If you get featured on this show,you just have to be something special and when a feature was done on www.legslove.ie it really got my attention. It was a feature on some of the wonderful products that are available to buy so i felt i just had to write a review as i was totally taken in and so impressed that i just have to try and make people aware of this really wonderful website!

I must point out that the lovely people at Legslove.ie were kind enough to send me out a sample of their amazing tights but this has in no way influenced my review and opinions in any way as i was the one who decided to review their site as i was so impressed in the first place so i would not call this a sponsored post!
 
I have not done anything like this before and have not worked with brands or products so i hope you enjoy my review and honest opinion!

This site has everything a girl could possibly wish for in terms of an online hosiery boutique and apart from their own unique selection,also stock products from some top brands which i will mention later in my review.

As it's Christmas time,i just had to get a pair of HOHOHO Black 80 denier opaque  Designed and hand screen printed in Dublin, Ireland, by LegsLove,
and there are only a limited number of these produced which makes them even more unique and can only be purchased from legslove! I got the black but they also come in teal colour too!




They come in one size which even by looking at them,i knew that they were always going to be perfect and i am quite tall myself! The lettering is done in metallic gold and looks absolutely fantastic. These are made with a view to being fun and also sexy. Now come on girls,if you wear these out,i can almost guarantee that you will recieve alot of attention. I wore mine out on Saturday evening paired with a black skirt and heels and a jumper,my word the amount of people that asked me where i bought them was incredible and all i got all night was lots and lots of compliments! Let's just say i certainly made an impression! And they kept my legs warm too which at this time of year is a real bonus! These tights are really very high quality and felt great on my legs and i had a real comfy feeling while wearing them! I must also mention that i have a slight arthritic problem and wearing these tights this time of year is a real help and does seem to keep the pain at bay as they are cosy warm!

From what i can gather,there are 4 of these unique designed items in what is called the "Christmas Party Hosiery" line. These are suitably titled Ho Ho Ho & Naughty But Nice  tights; Tis The Season and their very own Rudolf Leggings. Please remember that these are unique and can only be purchased at legslove.


















Now the website itself is absolutely amazing and has an incredible selection of Tights,Holdups,Leggings,Socks,Shapewear and Stockings and sells products from such acclaimed  brands including Pamela Mann,Levante,Aristoc,Pretty Polly,Jonathan Aston and of course the unique brand of Legs Love!

Now when you see a website selling such brands from leading UK makers and suppliers of tights such as Aristoc and also from Levante who are one of the worlds largest hosiery makers,you really just have to have a look. I am right in saying this girls,yes? But then i noticed Pamela Mann products and all i can say Wow!
Pamela Mann for me is one of the most exciting hosiery brands in terms of design and has such wonderful colour choices and for me are trendy,playful and unique and at legslove,there is a fabulous selection available including ankle socks that will be without doubt,my next purchase



I recently have seen 2 outfits on my favourite blog unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it   worn by the beautiful ManueLita and both outfits featured socks with heels,yes girls i am going to give this look a go! What do you think?

In having a detailed look at the website, i was amazed to see such a massive selection of products available in each different category,for example there are so many different styles available if you are looking for tights and includes opaque,sheer,lace,fishnet,seams,wool and fashion and caters for bridal,hens parties,maternity and even kids!

One of the tights that caught my eye on Xpose was the Aristoc Suspender Fishnets and my BF wants me to buy these,and to be honest,i want them too. Infact he even said he would buy them for me lol! Mmmm i wonder why!

The website also contains video's and here is a link to a video that is amazing and shows off the fun,funky,stylish and sexy and the Statement tights are a must see   http://legslove.ie/legslove-aw-collection/

and here is a link to another superb video featuring Party Hosiery with some fabulous tips  http://legslove.ie/party-hosiery/ 
and this video really shows that tights are fun,affordable and fashionable!

And the website has more wonderful video's which are well worth watching so please have a look!

To sum up my review,i am just so impressed with the products on offer and the quality is second to none. The staff are so friendly and i would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend www.legslove.ie
if you are looking for high quality hosiery at a competitive price. And also they accept paypal which is a safe and easy to use form of online payment!

Check out the website,i guarantee you will not be disappointed,it really is just superb! Tights are fun,funky,sophisticated,sexy and fashionable so why not go and have a good look! You can also follow on Twitter @LegsLove to keep up to date!

Thank you for reading,i hope you enjoyed my very first review and please feel free to leave a comment,i love reading comments


 lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Friday, 5 December 2014

The Christmas Tag

This is actually the second time i have done this tag but when i was tagged by the lovely and wonderful Crystal Lily,i just had to do it!
Thank you so much Crystal and if anyone fancies following a very talented young lady with a fabulous blog,please do so here fivefootfourfashion.blogspot.co.uk  or on twitter @CrystalLily01.

So here goes and some of the questions are actually different which is brilliant!

1-What is your favourite Christmas movie?

 I think my favourite Christmas movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. It is such an awesome movie about a little girl who discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. I love this movie and cried during it too!

2-Do you open your presents Christmas Eve or Morning?

It will be and always has been Christmas morning.It is just not the same opening them on Christmas eve! There always was however a stocking left at the end of my bed when i was little with the most amazing cheap toys in it,i always loved this part of my presents! Best presents ever!

3-Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

 Was going down early to see all my presents before my parents when i was about 5 or 6,i only did it once and managed to sneak back upstairs again before being caught. I will always remember that.The excitement was unreal but i was disappointed that i didn't see Santa!

4-Favourite festive food?

I just totally love the Christmas turkey with all the trimmings.We always have the traditional turkey and ham (i dont eat the ham),stuffing,mash and roast potatoes,carrots and creamy cauliflower,it's just so delicious. I always look forward to it.

5-Favourite Christmas gift?

My favourite christmas gift was a teddy bear that i got when i was about 5,i remember that i kept him with me in bed for years until he finally was so old and worn out! He is a precious memory for me and is without doubt my fav christmas gift!

6-Favourite Christmas scent?

 My favourite Christmas scent has got to be the scent of the Christmas tree.We always have had a new real tree rather than an artificial one and i just love the scent of the pine! Christmas is not the same without the scent of a real tree!

7-What top's your tree?

On top of my tree is a star! That was short and sweet lol!

8-Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

To be honest,not really.Obviously as i got older,things changed.I have usually worked on Christmas Eve! When i get home however,i will have a glass or 2 of wine and just relax!

9-As a kid,what was the one present you wished for but never received?

when i was small,i wanted this particular Barbie doll and the accessories that go with it,i never got that particular Barbie and i was told by my dad that he tried for weeks before to get it but it just didn't happen! I didn't understand at the time but years later when it was explained,i felt so sorry for my dad as it had been playing on his mind for years!

10-What's the best part of Christmas for you?

 The best part about Christmas for me is buying gifts for the people i love. I am kinda abit of a last minute shopping girl but i do put alot of thought into the gifts that i do eventually buy. And spending time with family and around this time,we always play some sort of a game,i hope it's trivial pursuit,i love this game!

Thank you so much again to the lovely Crystal for giving me the opportunity to do this tag post and i invite anyone who is reading this and fancies it to do it as i tag you!

Thank you for reading,please feel free to comment,i love reading comments,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx














Monday, 1 December 2014

BOTS GW 13 Results/ Overall Standings/Cup Results & Individual Girl points!

Although all these scores are on the website here    i would like to mention the girls who got us the points and the overall scores so far in this exciting Battle of the Sexes competition!

  

The girlie wins came from Joanne,Gemma,Cathy,Cora,Radhika,Zako and Linn giving us 21 points! The total points gained by each of the girls is as follows after playing 10 matches!

18 Gemma
18 Lauren  
18 Cathy   
18 Hollie  
16 Radhika
16 Clodagh
15 Cora
15 Laura
15 Zako
15 Lucia
15 Linn
13 Joanne
12 Simar
12 Kate
12 Charlene
 8 Leanne
 3 Clare
 3 Abbigayle

So the overall score now is,

Victorious Secret 242-293 The Gentlemen


BOTS 2


  

There was wins for the girls here by Bibi,Rio,Crystal and Jennifer (her 1st points) and a draw by Kali (this is Kali's 3rd draw) giving us a total of 13 points!
The total points gained by each of the girls is as follows after playing 9 matches!

21 Hollie
15 Tania
15 Crystal
13 Lauren
12 Kali
12 Bibi
12 Claire
12 Rio
 9 Goolie Zee
 9 Gwenda
 9 Patka
 9 Marie Claire
 9 Hannah
 6 Gurjinder
 6 Charlotte
 6 Zoe
 3 Jennifer

So the overall score is now,

Nutmeggin Mermaids  180-279 WhatsOffsideHoney


BOTS 3


The closest of all the BOTS leagues this week and there were wins for the girls from Therese,Cora,Kat,Nikita,Rachael,Charlotte and myself and a draw for Elaine keeping her still unbeaten for the girls.
 The total points gained by each of the girls is as follows after playing 6 matches!

16 Elaine
12 Nikita
12 Cora
12 Hollie
 9 Kat
 9 Ellyn
 9 Charlotte
 9 Therese
 9 Hayley
 6 Leah
 6 Rachel
 6 Kelly
 3 Vikki
 3 Tania
 1 Ena
 0 Joanne

The overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls 126-164 Make Me a Sandwich


BOTS 4 



 
 There were wins for the girls by Pamela,Laura,Sam,Sherri,Linda,Fay,Emilie,Liz and myself and a draw for Zako giving us a total score of 28 points!
As BOTS 4 has really only started,it is too early to put out individual points so all i will say now is that the following girls remain unbeaten, 
Pamela,Linda,Emilie,Zako and myself!

So the overall score is now,

Teamgirls  98-116 Teamboys

Finally the cup results from round 2

updated overall scores since GW 14+ 15 have been played,

Victorious Secret 264-378 The Gentlemen

 Nutmeggin Mermaids  223-337 WhatsOffsideHoney

 Petr Cech Out The Girls 157-228  Make Me a Sandwich

 Teamgirls  164-215 Teamboys

thanks for reading,

Hollie xxx


Thursday, 27 November 2014

My Blog is at a Crossroads

This is the best heading i could think of under the circumstances of this post and if you read the whole post,you will see where i am coming from!

When i started the blog at the end of August of this year,i had  not got a clue what i was doing and had absolutely no thoughts that someone might actually follow it. I have a massive interest in fantasy football so i thought yea i can do a few posts on this as 3.3 million people play the game on a yearly basis and i do know quite alot about the game and as i did finish 23rd in the world 2 years ago and this might generate some interest in my blog!

Then along came the Battle of the Sexes leagues which has taken off way beyond what myself and Walt in the USA ever thought possible. I organised 80 girls from all different countries to join 4 girls teams and play v 4 teams of guys every week. This means that at least once,if not twice a week,i post about the girls on the teams and how they all got on in their matches v the boys!

Now,when i do a #fpl (fantasy football) blog post,it generates alot of pageviews and proves to me that the posts are quite popular.

So here is my problem,i have 144 blog followers and if i am not mistaken,4 are from the community of fantasy football enthusiasts. The rest of my lovely followers are generally from the fashion and lifestyle community of bloggers who have i am sure no interest in my fantasy football posts!

I have written product reviews and other posts about my life which have been very popular and i want to do posts such as OOTD's,which i have not done as yet but i will wait until the weather improves before i attempt these sort of posts!

I have seen alot of blogger chats recently in which the subject of working with brands has been discussed and i would love to have the opportunity to work with a brand on a blog post. I felt that i could not even contribute at all to these chats and just sat there for the hour or so reading everyone's comments feeling totally out of my depth with absolutely nothing to say on a very interesting chat! And as for even contemplating contacting a brand,i just feel so unsure about this!

Even reading suggestions on how to improve your blog,one is to have plenty of photos in your posts,well here i am now writing this with no photos and as some people have said,if they see just alot of writing,they just skip through it! I do understand however that everyone is not going to like everyone's posts.

I had a twitter follow today and a comment by the lovely young lady was "Thank you! Your blog is lovely by the way x"
Now this comment really made my day and has put me in a little bit more of a positive mood towards the blog and i want to thank you Laura!

I am however feeling at the moment very confused as to what to do next,i now have to get my head around alot of things that are whizzing around in my mind at the moment! I just feel a little lost!

Thanks for reading,any comments will be very much appreciated,

Hollie xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

BOTS Cup 2nd Round Draw #fpl

Here is the full draw for the 2nd round of the BOTS Cup. There are 32 ties of which are made up of 29 girl v boy and 3 girl v girl as more girls qualified for the 2nd round (cough,say no more).

I have posted it here for the moment but it will be posted on the Official Bots website shortly!


Here is the 2nd round draw and please note that the number in brackets is the BOTS league where the team is from! An easy way for now to see your opponents latest team line up if they are from another Bots league is to log into the FPL site,click on mine or Walt's team,click the Bots league and find your opponent!
Ties to be played GW 13!

@mcplatt(2)    v   @andrewgfc(4)
@LindaStudd(4)   v   @karldean71(1)
@Joanne-Coulson(4)  v   @Pacocamposds(3)
@VikkiUK(3)   v  @Harrygwynne98(1)
@AtikinMenezes(3)  v  @PathethicoMorbid(1)
@Patolcja(2)  v  @meet the gadfly(1)
@KellyHiggins93(4)  v  @HannSolo42(3)
@katehenry36(1)  v   @teodranik(1)
@JPCajasR(2)  v  @fplwalt(1)
@zoe-8812(2)  v  @WeAreChelseaFc(2)
@RacheyRoses84(3)  v  @Vnz mufc(1)
@Sharon69(4)  v  @ckarkafi(4)
@MortKat(3)  v  @fplhints(2)
@mzlainy(3)  v  @Sid22022(1)
@Charly216 (2)  v  @dixiespurs(4)
@plug_in_baby x(1)  v  @Abhijeetmufc(4)
@OrigRami17(2)  v  @RipsawPritchard(3)
@KatFranc7(1)  v  @fplplayer(3)
@LauraLawson7(1)  v  @FPLMaestro(2)
@MissAndreeva(2)  v  @steviecook9(2)
@fplfashion(1)  v  @steviefeet(4)
@KirQdyG(4)  v  @ankitdhul(2)
@NikkiJude(4)    v  @ChinsandBellies(3)
@tplasc(2)  v  @steflex1(3)
@biibsi(2)  v  @ Jaspritsudan(4)
@Barca_Reds(1)  v  @Bridgekid11(4)
@KellySFCLaurent(3)  v  @fantasyxfactor(4)
@shaclyne91(1) v  @amahrishi(3)
@Lfcgirl85(2)   v   @cricketsong117(4)
@Mrs Gadfly(3)  v @lulubug stig(1)
@LaurenSAFC92(2)  v  @GwendaHaykel(2)
@gurginderks(2) v  @LauraBeck123(4)

 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

BOTS GW 12 Results and Standings & Cup Results

Wow,what an exciting week in the BOTS leagues and it was so nearly a clean sweep for the girls in all 4 leagues!



There were resounding wins for the girls in BOTS 2 & 3, a very close win for the girls in BOTS 1 and in BOTS 4, the difference was only 1 win giving the boys a victory by 3 points. So so close as the girls won 13,drew 1, and lost 14! Unbelievable!

The scores in the leagues before this GW were as follows,

Victorious Secret 193-235 The Gentlemen

Nutmegging Mermaids 134-224 WhatsOffsideHoney

Petr Cech Out The Girls 74-121 Make me a Sandwich

Teamgirls 30-18 Teamboys

BOTS 1

There were wins for the following girls Cathy,Cora,Laura,Zako,Lucia,Kate,Radhika,Charlene and myself and a draw for Joanne giving us a total of 28 points and a team girls GW win by 28-25.

 So the overall score now is,

Victorious Secret 221-260 The Gentlemen


BOTS 2

What a great week for the girls here winning 11 of the 17 matches and gaining us 33 points,which are very much needed!
There were great wins for Gwenda,Lauren,Tania,Charly,Claire,Marie-Claire,Hannah,Goolie Zee,Patrycja,Crystal and myself.
And also the other games were so close with Kali only being beaten by 1 point!



So the overall score is now,

Nutmegging Mermaids 167-242 WhatsOffsideHoney


BOTS 3

What a great week for the girls of BOTS 3 too winning 10 out of the 16 matches. There were great wins for Tania,Cora,Elaine,Kelly,Vikki,Kat,Hayley,Nikita,Charlotte and myself giving us an impressive 30 points!
I would just also like to mention that Elaine has won all 5 BOTS games so far and obviously remains unbeaten!


So the overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls 104-139 Make me a Sandwich


BOTS 4

Well this league certainly looks to be very competitive with the addition to it of some new fpl girls and guys making it our biggest league so far! It all bodes well for next season's League 1 and 2. The girls had 13 wins, 1 draw and 14 defeats,oh so close!
There were wins for the girls by Pamela,Rumaana,Nikki,Laura,Kelly,Linda,Emily,Hannah,Nanthini,Gurjinder,Zako,Lynn Marie and myself and a draw for my pal Julie giving us a total of 40 points to the guys 43! What a gameweek!



So the overall score is now,

Teamgirls4  70-61 Teamboys4

This has been a fantastic week for the girls and we have really shown that we can certainly play this fpl game!

The BOTSCUP scores will be added to this post later tonight in which 64 girls played v 64 guys for a place in the next round! And here they are now!

35 girls and 29 guys have found their way through to Round 2 and the 3 draws were all won by the guys on either goals scored or goals conceded! Fantastic performance by the girls!

And i will be doing the 2nd round draw live on Twitter Wednesday 25th at 9.00pm so i have assigned the following numbers to the teams! The ties will be 29 girls v 29 guys and 3 girl v girl ties!

1-@AtikinMenezes
2-@katehenry36
3-@shaclyne91
4-@Lfcgirl85
5-@NikkiJude
6-@RacheyRoses84
7-@Barca_Reds
8-@OrigRami17
9-@McPlatt
10-@plug_in_baby_x
11-@KirQdyG
12-@LauraBeck123
13-@LindaStudd
14-@tplasc
15-@JPCajasR
16-@MortKat
17-@lulubug stig
18-@gurginderks
19-@zoe-8812
20-@Mrs Gadfly
21-@Joanne-Coulson
22-@LaurenSAFC92
23-@Charly216
24-@GwendaHaykel
25-@Patolcja
26-@fplfashion
27-@KellySFCLaurent
28-@KatFranc7
29-@biibsi
30-@Sharon69
31-@LauraLawson7
32-@KellyHiggins93
33-@VikkiUK
34-@mzlainy
35-@MissAndreeva
36-@FPLMaestro
37-@ Jaspritsudan
38-@fplplayer
39-@RipsawPritchard
40-@Pacocamposds
41-@PathethicoMorbid
42-@amahrishi
43-@ChinsandBellies
44-@Abhijeetmufc
45-@meet the gadfly
46-@steviefeet
47-@fantasyxfactor
48-@ankitdhul
49-@karldean71
50-@cricketsong117
51-@fplwalt
52-@ckarkafi
53-@dixiespurs
54-@WeAreChelseaFc
55-@Sid22022
56-@Harrygwynne98
57-@steviecook9
58-@Vnz mufc
59-@Bridgekid11
60-@fplhints
61-@steflex1
62-@andrewgfc
63-@teodranik
64-@HannSolo42



And i would also like to mention that an official BOTS website is going live soon in which all the gameweek information can be found including fixtures,results,overall standings,Botscup and much more.

Thanks for reading,

Hollie xxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award 

 

 I have recently been nominated by the so lovely and beautiful Demi-Lee to complete these questions for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and she has set out some fantastic questions for me to answer. You can follow Demi-Lee @demileesdiary and also her wonderful blog demileesdiary.blogspot.com 

 

 

Now in all honesty,who wouldn't want to do this with a name like this,it is an amazing award name and i have actually displayed it on my blog pages,i mean the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award,wow this is just so awesome!

If you do carry this on, please tweet me with the link to your post @fplfashion










The rules are as followed:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Include the award logo in your post.
  • Answer the set of 10 questions that they provide.
  • Supply your own set of 10 questions.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers.

 My questions for you:

1. What inspired you to come up with the name for your blog?

When i decided to give blogging a go,i knew that it would have to include Fantasy Football in it so it was an easy choice to call it Hollie's Lifestyle,Fashion and Fantasy Football blog! I couldn.t really think of anything else that would have been appropriate!

2. If you could choose between living in black and white or colour, what would you choose? And why? 

This is a very interesting question and i suppose i would choose colour as i love for example colourful dresses,flowers and generally all colourful things.I appreciate the beauty. However if life was in black and white,it could be interesting too,have you noticed in black and white films,the girls all look like they have absolutely no blemishes on their skin at all and all look generally flawless,now there is an advantage lol!

3. What is your favourite Autumn lipstick? 

My favourite Autumn lipstick has got to be Lady Danger by Mac. To be honest,i do kinda love it all year round. I do also like the look of Heroine by Mac,it is a plumy purple colour and looks awesome!


4. Do you wish to turn blogging into a career or keep it as a hobby? 

Without doubt a hobby. I never ever considered it a possibility of making it into a career. I just enjoy it as a hobby without any pressure and i post what i want when i want!

5. If you could choose between fast forwarding time or rewinding time, what would you choose? And why? 

I would certainly choose to rewind time and not make the same silly mistakes that i made in the past. And of course,knowing the future would be very benificial too,oh i wish!

6. If you could swap lives with any celebrity for the day, who would you swap lives with? 

Oh this is a tough one,i suppose i would have to say Cheryl Fernandez-Versini,it was so much easier to say Cheryl Cole lol! Her life always seems to be interesting and she does seem to be sweet and has gained alot of respect over the years.Also maybe Amal Clooney for a while,i would not say no spending some time with George,yummy!

7. If you were given three wishes, what would they be? 

The obvious ones would be health,wealth and peace but aside from these,my 3 wishes would be to see the Swans win the premier league,to see a girl win the overall #fpl fantasy football and to get a few more twitter and blog followers!

8. Which season of the year is your favourite? And why? 

Summer without doubt,apart from the weather,i love all the summer outfits,floral dresses,short skirts and everyone always seems happier this time of year!

9. If you had to choose a story that best describes your life, what story would it be? 

Oh this one is very difficult and i am struggling to come up with an answer. With regard to my marriage however,i could describe it like a good episode of the TV show Dallas with all the cheating that went on behind my back!


10. What social media site do you use the most? 

Twitter by an absolute mile,i have made so many lovely new friends since joining up,i absolutely love it! 

 My questions for you:


1- What is your favourite blog and who is your favourite blogger?
2- How do you promote your blog and what is the most effective way to do so?
3- If you could be somebody else for a day,who would it be and why?
4- What inspired you to come up with the name of your blog?
5- What is your favourite perfume,lipstick and nail polish?
6- High heels,if you wear heels,what is your preferred heel height?
7- What is your favourite music at the moment?
8- What is your favourite tv shows?
9- Which is more important to you,your Twitter account or your Blog?
10-Who would you most like to meet if givin the chance and why?

And my nominations are as follows,

@VivaciousEvent_
@heartnseoulblog 
@Josie_od_x 
@charspillane
@kwnHindley 
@aglassofice 
@LucysBeautyBlog
@mylifeasAnu
@humblebeauty29
@hannahsophri
@WhippedGreenGrl

Thanks for reading and thanks again to the lovely Demi-Lee for giving me the opportunity to write this post,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 12 (Thank God)

So finally Day 12 has arrived of to be honest a very enjoyable blogger challenge. Today is to write about anything that i want. So i have decided to write about and recommend some bloggers that i follow and their lovely blogs. I will not mention previous blogs that i have already mentioned in previous posts in this 12 day challenge.I have changed my mind about this as it would not be right not to mention these super awesome girls who have the most amazing blogs and are just so lovely and i am so happy i found them on twitter.






I will just list some really lovely bloggers who all have fabulous blogs and i would like to recommend all of these lovely girls as must follows as they are all so nice. I have formed a lovely friendship with alot of these girls since starting my blog and joining twitter. So here goes and please follow all of these super awesome girls,they are all lovely to talk to and are so supportive when needed,and also some of them are only recent follows but i highly recommend them! All below are Twitter handles so go check out their blogs!

@MuratoreManuela
@twentyeightvia
@Leanneofarrell1
@mermaidensblog
@CallMeLeaa
@CSchroeter86
@peexo
@aglassofice
@apieceofelish 
@kwnHindley
@LucysBeautyBlog
@PenneysToPrada 
@VivaciousEvent_
@heartnseoulblog
@jgraceblog
@afashionoddity
@icome_undone   
@lottie_xo91  
@Little_Fickle  
@originofstyle
@blogdesherrell
@dorkfaceblog
@CaledonianKitty
@humblebeauty29
@lipstick_lheart
@NatalesM 
@PinkChickClaire
@HannahCozens
@itschelsea_
@T_Confidential
@YazzysCorner
@flomatthews_
@DLLFashion
@girlandthedot
@Josie_od_x
@hlywdx5
@c0yoteugly
@stylesunrise_
@AWelshBlog
@PollysPBook
@_catgee
@iamserenel
@ChowDownUSA
@fashionjunkie_x
@Ohmystyleblog
@nikki_mcmullen
@passionandpreen
@charspillane

So all i can say now is that all of the above are just so lovely,so nice,so supportive when needed and all have fabulous blogs which are all worth following! Most of the above girls i like to call my new friends and the reason i say only most is that i have only recently got to know some of them. If there is anyone i left out,i am so so sorry and it doesn't mean that i dont think that you are super awesome too!

That's the end of the 12 day challenge so,i enjoyed it alot. I have a few tag posts that i will be doing aswell as a couple of award posts,if anyone fancies them,please let me know and i can either tag you or nominate you! They are great fun to do,

hope you enjoyed it,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx







Sunday, 16 November 2014

The Christmas Tag

I was tagged for this post by the really lovely Polly @PollysPBook  
who is such a wonderful and beautiful young lady with a fabulous blog  which is a real must follow blog. I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for Polly so please go and follow this truly lovely girl!

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie

I think my favourite Christmas movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. It is such an awesome movie about a little girl who discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in.

 2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

It will be and always has been Christmas morning.It is just not the same opening them on Christmas eve! There always was however a stocking left at the end of my bed when i was little with the most amazing cheap toys in it,i always loved this part of my presents!

3. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

To be honest,not really.Obviously as i got older,things changed.I have usually worked on Christmas Eve! When i get home however,i will have a glass or 2 of wine and just relax!

 4. Favourite Christmas memory?

Was going down early to see all my presents before my parents when i was about 5 or 6,i only did it once and managed to sneak back upstairs again before being caught. I will always remember that.The excitement was unreal but i was disappointed that i didn't see Santa!

 5. Favourite Christmas scent?

My favourite Christmas scent has got to be the scent of the Christmas tree.We always have had a new real tree rather than an artificial one and i just love the scent of the pine! Christmas is not the same without the scent of a real tree!

 6. Favourite festive food?

I just totally love the Christmas turkey with all the trimmings.We always have the traditional turkey and ham (i dont eat the ham),stuffing,mash and roast potatoes,carrots and creamy cauliflower,it's just so delicious. I always look forward to it.

7. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

The best part about Christmas for me is buying gifts for the people i love. I am kinda abit of a last minute shopping girl but i do put alot of thought into the gifts that i do eventually buy. And spending time with family and around this time,we always play some sort of a game,i hope it's trivial pursuit,i love this game!

 8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

It's always real!

 9. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?

I will stay in my PJ's until after breakfast and then dress up to my best for the day ahead. I hope to get a new outfit for Christmas so i will look forward to wearing this!

10. Any Christmas Wishes?

I just hope it is a lovely Christmas with no drama's and that all my family and friends have a lovely one too!

So thank you once again to the lovely Polly who gave me the opportunity to this post by tagging me. I would now like to tag anyone who fancies doing it so work away if you like,

thanks for reading,

Lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

3 Things i am loving at the Minute-Day 11 of 12 of Blogger Challenge

Thank God it is day 11 of 12 of this blogger challenge and today is 3 things i am loving at the minute.






So the first thing i am loving at the minute is a blog by  @MuratoreManuela  
and it is here
unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it 
I check this blog every day as it has the most wonderful outfits that i have ever seen on a consistant basis. Every day does not disappoint and for me it does show that Italy is the capital for fashion without doubt. I have already done a post titled 5 of my favourite blogs and i have heavily featured this exceptional young lady in it so please go and have a look. 
What i love about this whole experience is not only the gorgeous outfits and all round exceptional posts but the girl behind the blog.She is just so wonderful,down to earth,follows me,comments on my blog (i am so happy that she reads it) and always seems to have time for her followers. Now that to me is an exceptional blogger who is genuine and someone who deserves every success in all aspects of life. Now you all know about my love for polka dot,well have a look at this dress,all i can say is wow!






Now the 2nd thing i am loving at the minute is the Battle of the Sexes (BOTS) leagues #fpl in which there are 4 leagues of girls v boys and it is just so much fun. I could not be more proud of all the girls who play this brilliant game and are such awesome players. I have made alot of new friends through this and we girls are certainly giving the boys a good run for their money. There is even an official BOTS website in the making at the moment and will be unveiled soon. So much credit has to go to my good friend Walt @FPLWalt from USA who has put so much time and effort into this whole experience and i cant thank you enough Walt!
What we have here is a fantasy football competition in which every week a girl plays v a boy for 3 team points. It is so exciting and just makes the whole fpl experience so much more fun.We have regular banter before and after the games with the guys and just to say that there are still places available on the girls team so if anyone fancies it,contact me for the code to join an awesome team of girls. There are almost 70 girls worldwide already with us.







And the 3rd thing i am loving at the moment is the album Dark Passion Play by Nightwish. This cd is constantly on when i am in the car and i sometimes even bring it into work to play while i am working and it is just the most amazing album i have ever heard.
From start to finish,this has to be the best album ever put together by the uniquely talented Tuomas Holopainen.



The album starts with my favourite song of all time called "The Poet and The Pendulum" which is a 14 minute track which has everything and the last 4 minutes are just so emotional.
There then follows "Bye Bye Beautiful and "Amaranth" which are both unbelievable tracks and certainly bring out the rock chick in me.
Other tracks that are so amazing is the very sad song "Eva",the melodic "For the Heart i Once Had" and the beautiful "Meadows of Heaven".
All in all,this is just a masterpiece from start to finish,the album has everything and it is just pure musical genius!

So there you have it,3 things i am loving at the minute,i hope you enjoyed it. Please feel free to comment if you wish!

Have you followed  unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it  ?,are you interested in joining an awesome set of #fpl girls? or have you heard of Nightwish?


Thanks for reading,

Lots of love,

Hollie xxx









Thursday, 13 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 10 "A Day in The Life"

Wow day 10 already and it's a day in the life of me,oh no as i am actually off Thursday 13th November! I have nothing planned at all for tomorrow,i have started to write this as it is 00.05 am so it is thursday!






At this present moment in time,i am feeling quite emotional for some reason. I have watched Taken and cried at the end of it and have just watched the new Christmas add for Sainsburys and also cried.I will be heading to bed soon hopefully and plan a lie in for the morning and hope to publish an hour by hour account of what i get up to tomorrow for this post! And with nothing at all planned,this could be a real dull and boring post.

And now at 00.30,i have just found out that one of my favourite bloggers is 4 months pregnant with a baby boy on the way,needless to say i have a few more tears in my eyes,i hate being this emotional but i am so delighted for her. I cant believe i have cried 3 times thisevening and i am not joking in saying this,it's true!

And at 1.00am i have just had a DM from my good friend Walt in USA with details of our Battle Of The Sexes official website which he has been working on.This is so exciting.

And i have just checked in on my fav blog and i am surprised and delighted to see a post up with the most amazing vintage polka dot dress worn by this exceptional young lady. Anyone who knows me will know how utterly obsessed i am with polka dot,ever since i was a little girl!

As it is now 2.30 am,i am going to head to bed to keep it warm lol as BF is due home soon from his shift so i will now say goodnight to you all (well this is a day in the life)!

So it's now 11.30 am and i have been up since 10.30. I have had my breakfast, 2 weetabix in hot milk,a slice of toast and a cup of tea. I then had my shower and have now logged onto the world of social media.And just to mention,the weather is awful,it is lashing rain outside.

The first thing i do when logged onto twitter apart from checking any messages or notifications that i may have is check to see if there is a new post on my favourite blog. And i am so happy that there is and it is such a wonderful post.

I am watching a programme on TV3 here in Ireland called Midday in which 5 women discuss various subjects and at the moment they are talking about kissing in public and being intimate in public,i wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of these opinionated women.

It's now 1.30pm and i have been on social media for the last hour,in that time i have seen the most fabulous LBD as recently purchased by Karen  stylesunrise.co.uk  and i am in love with it.My god i just keep thinking about this dress and how much i want it,i am however on a spending freeze at the moment so it may just have to wait a little longer.

A friend of mine has just texted me asking if i wanted to meet up with her for a coffee at 6.00 thisevening as it is her first day in a new job,i know it is an awkward time but hey why not so now i have to figure out how to squeeze lunch and dinner in between now and 5.30,this could be difficult so i will now go and have a light lunch.

Just had for lunch a bowl of supernoodles and a cup of tea for lunch,chicken flavour and they were yummy! It's now 2.00pm.







It's now 2.15 and i am off to paint my nails as suggested by the lovely Serene
imserenel.wordpress.com  so i have decided to go with the colour red. It's Rimmel 030 double decker red,it's very quick drying so this is exactly what i need now.





After painting my nails,i have just relaxed watching TV and it is now 4.30pm,i am now getting ready to go out and meet my friend for a coffee and a chat. I have my outfit sorted and i will be well wrapped up.

Managed to squeeze in a quick bite to eat before leaving so now heading out to meet up with my friend.

Met up with my friend for coffee,well tea actually and a jam doughnut in a lovely coffee shop and had a great catch up.Got home at 8.30 and now going to have a look at twitter and see what's happening. I have a new follower of my blog so i am happy with this,i always love having a new follower and i have just followed back. I have also joined in on #irishbloghour for a brief chat. Have briefly chatted with some lovely people on twitter tonight including the lovely Lucy @LucysBeautyBlog
and have followed a new blog which happens to be Lucy's blog lucylovesbeauty.blogspot.com which is a lovely blog and i recommend it,it is now coming up to 0.00 am on Friday the 14th so that's the end of my day.

So there is not much happening between now and bedtime so this has been my day,nothing too exciting but i enjoyed it none the less,and i will sign off now by saying Goodnight to you all and thanks for reading, Sorry i couldn't make it more interesting,but it is real,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

12 Day Blogger Challenge Day 9 "How to pull the Perfect Pint"

Wow day 9 already of this blogger challenge and today is to teach you something so as i have worked in the hospitality business for 10 years now,i will explain how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness!







1- Take a cool,clean and dry Guinness branded glass (nothing worse than if it is in another branded glass,it is so unprofessional).

2-Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees.

3-Pull the handle forward and fill the glass three quarters the way up making sure never to allow the tap spout to touch the liquid guinness.

4-Now you must leave it to settle for approximately 2 minutes.

5-Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle backwards until the head is just ever so slightly above the top of the glass. Never allow the stout to overflow and never use for example a knife to level the head.

6-Using a steady hand,give the customer his pint making sure that you do not allow overspill.

So there you go now,the perfect pint,so next time you ask for a pint of guinness,have a look and see if your bartender has done exactly the above!






thanks for reading,

lots of love,

Hollie xxx

Monday, 10 November 2014

GW 11 BOTS Leagues 1-4 Scores and Overall Points

So here we have the scores from all 4 BOTS leagues and the overall scores also in all leagues. It was another rather dissappointing GW gor the girls in general with the exception of BOTS 4 girls who have had a fantastic start.







BOTS1

A disappointing 5 wins for the girls with the wins coming from Cathy,Laura,Lucia,Lauren and Linn! Well done girls.

Overall score is now,

Victorious Secret 193-235 The Gentlemen

oh girls,we need a few good gameweeks soon!

BOTS2


Well we certainly got hammered here with the only girls wins coming from Gurjinder,Hannah and myself and Lauren getting a draw!
In all honesty,there is no shame in been beaten in this league as our opponents are seasoned professionals at this game and it's nice to see that nearly all of the girls are very competitive and have been a wee bit unlucky in their efforts. It would be nice however if a couple of the teams were looked at and some transfers made as it is very difficult to win a match if you have players injured/suspended and then you are only playing with like 10 men or so.

So the overall score is now,

Nutmegging Mermaids 134-221 WhatsOffsideHoney



BOTS3



Oh another defeat for the girls in BOTS3 but there were some really close matches. We had wins for Therese,Cora,Elaine,Kat and Rachael,well done girls on your wins. Just to also say that Elaine has had her 4th straight win,good for you girl.
I still believe that this team can go on and win overall so hopefully we will be back to winning ways next gameweek.

So the overall score is now,

Petr Cech Out The Girls 74-121 Make me a Sandwich

BOTS4



So here we have it,the new BOTS league with some new fpl girls challenging a new set of boys! And what a fantastic start the girls have made winning 10 out of the 15 games. There were wins for Pamela,Nikki,Kirstine,Hayley,Sherri,Linda,Julie,Sharon,United Girl and myself. it would be nice to keep this up and just to let you know,we will have some new additions to our team this week with the possibility of up to 5 or 6 new girls joining this awesome team. If i could also just mention that we need a team name so if anyone has suggestions,please DM me and we will vote during the week!

So the overall score is,

teamgirls 30-18 teamboys

There will also be a Knockout Cup competition in which 64 fpl girls will take on 64 boys with the draw taking place early next week live on twitter. All the girls in the BOTS leagues are automatically entered into the draw so the very best of luck to everyone in the 1st of 2 cup knockout competitions!

Thanks for reading,

Hollie  #teamgirls #fplgirls