I am sorry that it has been a while since I have posted on here but I am going to try and post more regularly, basically this post is going to be more of an update to tell you what has happened since I started college.

If you had read my previous post then you will know that I was really stuck as to which college I was wanting to go to, the one with my friends or the one without my friends. In the end I chose the college that none of my friends were going to so it was a pretty daunting first day walking in not knowing anyone. This however changed as when I entered the school there was a girl walking behind me in the same situation, not knowing anyone and we soon became good friends.

When I started college I was doing four subjects, A Level Photography and Psychology and BTEC Performing Arts and Media, however at this current stage I am now only doing three as I dropped Psychology. This was my choice as I just wasn’t finding it interesting and didn’t want to do it however my parents didn’t react in the same way, they weren’t happy with my choice and I can tell that they still think that but I am happier not doing it.

I have made a really nice group of friends since I’ve been here and even through I haven’t been in touch as much with my old group of friends I am with my decision and what I am doing here.

Now doing A Levels and College work can be extremely hard especially when you’re doing all coursework subjects but a tip for you all in a similar position to me is the best thing to do at this stage is to make sure you keep on top of work and not to do it all last minute as it just leads up to a huge amount of stress and you don’t perform in it as well as you can.

Another tip is to make sure you’re doing the courses that you enjoy to do as while completing the work you should be finding it fun and enjoyable which will make it feel less like work.

Anyway that’s basically all that’s happened to me in the past time I haven’t been here, hope everything’s been going well for everyone else, what have you all been up to?

Love Holly xx

Also if you haven’t already go follow me on instagram for updates and also photography work, I have recently changed my username and it is now @//accio_lights so go and check it out!! x


Life After School


I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, what do I do after school? I mean I’ll be doing all my exams soon and after that I’ll be off to college, and that’s were the problem is. I’m torn between two, and if I go to one I’m going to regret not going to the other. And it’s a horrible process.

I can either go to an amazing college which I love the look of and it’s the best one in my area and my parents do want me to go there, but it would mean, leaving all my friends…

This is one of my major problems because since I am quite a shy person I find it really hard talking and interacting with other people, which means I struggle making friends. So if I go there I guess I wouldn’t have my friends and I wouldn’t make any.

Or I can go to a college which is still really good, but just not like the first one. But I would have all my friends and that would probably make me happy but I just don’t know.

I know I have to do well at college so I can hopefully go on to University to study forensics but I just don’t know which college to go for which would benefit me most. I’m really scared because if I make a mistake in picking the wrong college I’ll probably hate it so much.

Please could you possibly leave a comment to try and help me as I need it. I’ve got an interview for one of the colleges tomorrow and I’m nervous as to the fact I could mess up and blow my chances into getting a place there.

I think the main point to this post is making important life decisions, as I really don’t know what to go for.

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Finding Myself.

Hi Everyone,

Okay, today’s post isn’t really going to be advice but you could turn it into advice if you read it in that way, but I’m just going to tell you about the struggles that many people cope with, and I am one of them people.

So… it’s a big world out there with millions of people and your the only you there, its scary thinking about. But I’m here too. Behind this text is a teenager who is out in the big world alone and lost.

I’ve always been lost against my friends, my family and even myself.

And as they say “There’s Two Sides To Every Story” there’s two sides to me.

Side 1. When I’m at home and with my family.

Side 2. When I’m at school or out with my friends.

They’re both completely different and that’s just natural because you act in different ways with different people. But what  I find most difficult is knowing which is the real me. And lately it’s been coming more of a problem. I feel as though I’ve been slipping away from my friends and family, and I don’t know how to pull myself back. I’m scared, scared of the fact that I could just easily loose everyone, everyone that I ever thought cared about me, and that’s an issue.

My parents always tell me they’re here for me and to help me, but most days I don’t see that. Whenever I feel down, they don’t help and force me to interact and talk with them, which people might see as a helpful thing but I don’t I would rather be alone, so I can have to peaceful time to myself. And then they push me all the time, getting me to revise nearly 24/7 and that doesn’t help me. They rid my social life from me which is possibly one of the factors in me slipping away from my friends and I can’t seem to mend it.

I just don’t know what to do anymore, I try to balance out the sides within me, but it’s not helping, and the more time I spend with everyone the more I seem to be loosing myself and soon I’ll be leaving school and I don’t know what to do, any of my aspirations either sound stupid or they’re out of reach.

I don’t know if finding who I truly am would help, but I’d like to think so. As I just want to be around the people who I love but also be myself and not someone who’s pretending just to fit in.

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Bonfire Night Look

Hi everyone,

So bonfire night is in just a few days and in case anyone is a bit stuck on what they might want to wear or look like, so its suitable for the night, I decided to blog about what I am probably going to be wearing.



So to start off, since there is a possibility that it’s going to be cold, I would make sure to wrap up warm, I started by putting on a long sleeved black stretchy top, which I just got from Primark, not entirely sure on the price as I’ve had it a while, and some black skinny jeans. Mine are again from Primark, the ‘super high waist skinny jeans’ which were £10, (due to not having much money so I buy what I can for the price I’ve got). Then I put on my jumper. It is a dark teal colour and I bought it from Next in the sale a few years ago. Even though its a bit old I still love it.



After I sorted out what I’m wearing, I moved onto my hair. I straightened it first so that it looked decent and I decided I wanted to keep it down as it might get cold, but also I didn’t want it in my face so I decided to grip my side fringe and a small other amount of hair back. Then just to make it look a bit cool I have added in a few small braids near the front of my hair so people can see them. This style is quick and easy to do so if you don’t have long to get ready it is a style I usually opt for, but if you do think of something more creative, take a photo of your hair and post and tag me in it on instagram, (@noteinabottleblog).

Make up


Then it was time to sort out my make up. Now because it is quite dark outside and people wont be able to see it as easily so I decided to not put much on.

I started by cleaning and miosturising my face and then I put a bit of foundation on which is the ‘Rimmel Match Perfection in 010’ as I am pale and you can get them from most make up shops, mine is from Superdrug which was £6.99.


Then I added some powder on to set the foundation which it is the ‘Rimmel Clear Complexion’ in 021 which is transparent and this was bought in Superdrug for £3.99, this is also available at many stores.


Then I added some liquid liner to my top lash line very thinly and the eyeliner I used was a W7 one, I bought it from a factory shop for £1.50 as I was away and there wasn’t any makeup shops around and I desperately needed some. But you can use any type of eyeliner and you can put as much as you want on.


I then put some mascara on my eye lashes and I put it on quite heavily as that’s just how I usually do my mascara. The one I’m currently using is the ‘Collection Longer Lash’ mascara which I bought from Superdrug for £2.99. This too can be bought from many shops and I am using this till I finish it and then I’m going to try a new one so if you have any recommendations please leave a comment of it.


Finally I finished the look off with some lipstick. I used an old Rimmel one which I don’t think can be bought from shops anymore but it is the ‘Rimmel Volume Full On Lipstick’ in the shade 065. When I bought it I think I paid £4.99 for it.



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Finally to finish the look I decided to go with my black combat boots, just in case the grass is muddy and not very nice I won’t ruin my other shoes also because they are boots if it gets cold it will keep my feet warmer.

So I hope that may have helped you in anyway of what to do on bonfire night. If you have any good looks for bonfire night feel free to post them on instagram and tag me in them.

My instagram is @noteinabottle so feel free to find me and maybe drop a follow.

Love Holly xx


So I’ve decided to start a blog.

Some people might as ‘why?’ and to answer that I’m not entirely sure why.

As a person I am quite shy and quiet, so really I just wanted somewhere where I can have my voice heard if anyone actually reads this. I have thought about a diary but I just don’t really see the point as I would be the only person to see and read it. Where as on here something I say or post may just come in handy or help someone if they read it.

So I’m just going to give you 15 facts about myself so you can get to know me slightly:

  1. I am a teenager and is in my last year of school, trying to cope with pressures of exams (I will be posting a bit about exams for anyone out there who reads this, and give tips for anyone who might need them).
  2. I am from the UK.
  3. I am quite a self-conscious person as I aren’t the thinnest of people, but because this is my body I am trying to do something about it.
  4. I don’t have much confidence either but I think that’s mainly due to society these days and having to look and act in a certain way without people judging you for it.
  5. I am fairly intelligent and I’m predicted to get A’s in nearly everything in my GCSE’s.
  6. Because I am a shy person I can easily blend into the background and that way I don’t stand out to have attention put on me.
  7. I can find it hard to make friends but at the moment I do have an amazing friendship group who are helpful, supportive and so kind.
  8. I have brown hair and eyes but I am going to be dyeing my hair slightly so when that happens I will add a photo of it. I do actually have quite clear skin but there are the odd few times where I get a big spot, which is easy to see, but I’m a teenager so that’s natural.
  9. I don’t have any pets, mainly due to allergies in my family.
  10. I am a creative person and try to make my room reflect that so once I’ve finished decorating I’ll show you.
  11. I’m really starting to get stuck for ideas of what to write, I love music and are in many fandoms and love so many artists.
  12. I am also quite a musical person as I can sing, I am attempting to learn guitar (emphasis on the ‘attempting’) and I want to start playing the piano I think.
  13. Nearly there… I love reading and enjoy many genres of books, like crime, thrillers, fantasy, love; all that sort.
  14. I am a springtime born baby so I can’t get a job yet to earn some money and stuff but I’ll just have to wait and cope with not buying much to save money, for presents, decorations and face and hair products.
  15. To sum me up in three words would be: Kind, Caring and Creative I’d say.

So there were so some facts about me, not that exciting but yeah…

On this I am going to blog about different things, including beauty, cooking/food, clothing, photography, and just general help and advice.

I am going to try and blog regularly but I’m not sure when that will be.

If you ever want to ask anything or want me to blog about something specific, feel free to comment below.

Love Holly xx