Olay 28-Day Challenge: Results & Final Thoughts

Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. As always, ALL thoughts & opinions are entirely my own. As a beauty and skincare junkie, I’m always excited to test out new products. I love experimenting with makeup, as well as pampering myself in general. That’s why when Olay recently asked me to take part in their #Olay28Day Challenge, I immediately knew it was right up my alley. After all, the whole goal of the program is to achieve healthier and younger looking skin in just 28 days (although you will see that the results kick in much sooner!). Who wouldn’t want that? If you guys have been following along on Instagram, you may have seen a few of my updates already, but this is the big reveal! For the past 28 days I have been using two products: Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating…

VIDEO: The 10 Minute “Natural Makeup” Routine You’ll Love

Despite the copious number of beauty-related posts I publish on hollyhabeck.com, you might be surprised to learn that I’m not actually all that into makeup. Well, scratch that. I love makeup…buuuuuuut I’m picky about it. Looks that take forevvvvver to accomplish or are completely overdone? Ain’t nobody got time for that. What I do love though are simple hacks that help me feel more confident in my own skin, because I know they highlight my natural beauty. I don’t want to look like a completely different person when I take my makeup off. I want to look like me. Always. That’s why I was excited when Perricone MD asked me to share some tips with ya’ll on creating a “natural” makeup look. And in truth, it was pretty easy, since I wear this “no makeup” makeup look almost every day! Whether I’m headed to the office, shooting blog photos, or…

How to Find Your Personal style

This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf. #CareWithKeratin #sponsored Even as a self-dubbed fashion and lifestyle blogger, my personal style is a constant work in progress. To be honest, I’m not always sure what exactly I’m aiming for. What kind of persona do I really want to exude? Edgy? Feminine? Trendy? Literal hobo? My guess is as good as your’s some days. Not to mention, I still remember (and am haunted by) some of the worst fashion fails of my past (i.e. solid white eyeshadow, zebra print everything, etc.). Without these setbacks however, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. I’ve made some bold (and outright WRONG) fashion choices over the years, but I do believe that my willingness to experiment with different pieces and rise above the criticism is part of what has kept my heart so invested in fashion throughout all these years. And despite the fact that…

3 Reasons You Need a Subscription to the Popsugar Must-Have Box Now

If you snoop around this site for even just a little while, one of the things you’re sure to notice is my undying love for subscription boxes. There’s just something fun about ’em, you know? After all, there’s nothing I love more than coming home to a pretty pink package sitting on my doorstep…especially when I know it’s going to be jam packed with killer products (that I probably wouldn’t be able to afford on their own 😅). Though I’m pretty much blown away every time Popsugar treats me to one of their Must Have Boxes, this month was particularly special. It’s their 5th birthday! AKA, this August marks Lisa Sugar’s 5th year in curating her and her editor’s favorite items for this box. In celebration of this milestone, I wanted to share with you guys some of the reasons why I think it really is a “Must Have”. If…

Must-Have August Beauty Buys

Guys, how is it AUGUST already? I feel like it was just yesterday I was graduating, and now the summer is practically over! I have to admit though, I’m kind of ready for fall. I’m totally unashamed of being the most basic of #basicwhitegirls, and I’m entirely ready to park my ass at the campfire, sip on a pumpkin spiced latte, and simultaneously slather on my seasonal Bath & Body Works s’mores lotion (but seriously, their s’mores scents are to. die. for.). That all being said, there are a few things I’m loving about this month. After all, this summer has totally been the season where I’ve found the most beauty products I’ve loved in a long time. AKA, there’s just no way I couldn’t share. I actually feel like I need to do a bit more experimenting and maybe post about some of my favorite beauty brands more often (seasonally…

My Summer Skincare Routine With AcneFree

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and AcneFree. All opinions are mine alone. #AcneFreeSummer #CollectiveBias ICYMI, I recently celebrated my 21st birthday. I wanted to keep things pretty low key, but R. and I did take a trip up to Niagara Falls for the weekend for a little wine tour and other miscellaneous birthday shenanigans. I’m still (two weeks later 😂) working on a recap of that trip but, in total transparency, have been slammed with work since I got back. Because I’ve been so crazy busy (Side Note: Why do people ever brag about being busy?? It’s not glamorous??), I’ve been attempting to simplify my beauty routine and cut out products I don’t actually need. This has resulted in my wearing less makeup than ever before, though this isn’t atypical of me during the summertime. After all, who wants to deal with an extensive beauty process when…

VIDEO: Popsugar Must-Have Unboxing June 2017

Whew! After a whirlwind weekend in New Jersey for the 2017 Vampire Diaries Convention (stay tuned for the VLOG), I’m *finally* back. I’m exhausted AF, if we’re being honest…but I’m back nonetheless. Alive, well, and ready to get back in the hypothetical blogging saddle. Before we tackle zeehighlight of today’s post, can we take a moment of silence and appreciate THIS NEW SITE DESIGN. I finally, emphasize on the finally, switched my site over to WordPress after three years of blogging, haha. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I will do a post on it if you guys are interested! I was super intimidated to try a new platform after getting so comfortable with my old website provider, but I’m loving the new aesthetic. Ya’ll with me, or what? Anyways, moving forward… Let’s chat about the June Popsugar Must-Have Box. If you guys have been following along,…