Behind The Blog featuring Holly from Closing Winter…

Closing Winter

Hey Beauty Buddies,

So after the success of yesterday’s video post The Electric Hair Straightening Brush it seems I’m not the only one bowled over by the tempting price & impressive results… there could be an influx of very happy electric brush owners come pay day 😉 If you haven’t already checked it out do take a peek, especially if you’re passionate about keeping your locks looking luscious without the hefty price tag!

However onto today’s fun feature as we welcome our second Behind The Blogger this week, the gorgeous Holly from Closing Winter. For those of you who are’t yet familiar with Holly’s blog, it’s a online haven filled with a selection of features that covers everything from makeup, DIY & Home decor, lifestyle and a sprinkling of beauty reviews for us cosmetic cravers. If that sounds like your kinda hang out then do pop over and say a huge hello – she’s such a lovely girl & adores a friendly chatter 🙂

Time to sit back & relax as we take another quick glimpse Behind The Blog

Holly Closing Winter

In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Honesty, renovations, reviews, makeup attempts.


What inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve been reading other blogs for a while and all the tutorials I came across were perfectly done.  I figured I couldn’t be the only one who couldn’t apply makeup fantastically, so I set up a blog to show people it’s ok not to be prefect first time around, it takes practice.  I also wanted to add bits about my home life as my boyfriend and I are renovating a house and garden at the moment!


Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

It’s the name given to me by my Xbox when I created a live account.  It’s kinda stuck now so I use it for everything.


Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

Luckily as I’ve only been blogging for just over two weeks, I’ve not had the dreaded BB yet.  I’m pretty sure if I did, a strong cup of coffee or tea and a trawl through the internet would give me ideas.


What’s your favourite post to date? 

Awww, this is hard.  If you mean my own posts, then probably my smoky eye look post.  It was the first time I’d ever attempted to copy a tutorial and I had loads of fun doing it.

If you’re talking someone else’s blog, then probably yours! (*blush*)  I absolutely loved reading through your Helpful Resources post (

“Aaawwh, what a compliment, thank you kindly Holly 🙂 – Karen x”


Describe your everyday clothes style:

Very casual.  You’re likely to find me wearing jeans (either my own or my boyfriend’s ripped ones), a t-shirt/vest top and my beloved Converse.


What are your current top 3 beauty items?

I’m loving my Garnier micellar water, Boots Coconut Oil and my Sleek palettes.


How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

Watching crap tv, cuddling with my boyfriend and cat.  I also find blogging therapeutic.


Describe your ideal Saturday night:

See above.  I definitely prefer a night in to a night out.  If I meet up with friends, it’s usually at each other’s house, rather than a pub/club.


What do you do to relax?

I like baking and reading blogs.


Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Speaking before thinking!


What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

Going to visit my grandparents in Devon.  They died when I was 8 so I struggle to remember all the details, but there are some, like my Grandpa’s mint jar and the lovely smell of their kitchen, that I remember vividly.


What was your favourite school subject?

Probably English.  I used to love writing stories.


What’s your dream job?

I have no idea.  I’ll let you know when I’ve found it!!


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Still blogging, maybe married with a child.  Or on a beach somewhere.


What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

Sky dive, see the pyramids at Giza, gamble in Las Vegas, get married, and go to Monaco to watch Formula 1 live.


What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I was self-employed for 4 years when I was 20.  I owned a gothic clothing shop.  It was an incredible experience!


Who inspires you?

My friends Sarah, Charlie, Jess and Amy.  They’re all really strong amazing women and inspire me to do great things.


What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

If you’re doing it for money, don’t even click the sign up now box.  Do it because you have something to say and want to share that with others.



Tea or Coffee = Both


Coke or Pepsi = Not fussed


Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Messy organised?


Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten


Night In or Night Out = Night in


Heels or Flats = Flats


Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip stick


Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock chick


Paperback or E-book = Paperback

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Contact Holly

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Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves  🙂

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