Two months ago, I posted my Autumn nail varnish picks and it's safe to say that they were definitely the nail varnishes I wore most throughout the Autumn months, especially the electric blue colour. Autumn is now gone and we're firmly into Winter which, fashion and beauty wise, is probably one of my favourite seasons. I tried to get it down to just five, like I did with my Autumn picks, but it was impossible, so this post could be a long one. Oh, and expect to see a lot of KIKO in there...
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
I love Winter. I've always love Winter. It's probably down to the fact I don't spend much time outside and most of it inside, in my pyjamas, under a warm, cosy blanket in front of the fire. There's also Christmas, parties and don't even get me started on the make-up. It's glitter galore. Of course, other than the glittery eyeshadow and nail varnish, you also need something to hide the Rudolph nose and the dry skin, so here are my Winter essentials that will help you through the colder months...
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Work-out? That's something that, up until recently, I hadn't done in about three years. God only knows how I wasn't the size of a small country considering the amount of food I ate (and still eat). The difference? I know work out on a DAILY BASIS, hence the new gear.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
I'm a extremely sentimental person. I struggle to throw away anything and want to keep everything. Don't believe me? Just before I moved, I decided to have a clear out. I wanted to throw away quite a lot, including school/college work that I obviously wouldn't be needing anymore and a box of hairbobbles, most of which had started to split. Two months on and both of those things are currently sat at the end of my bed at home. I decided the college work held too many memories (and sleepless nights) to get rid of and that it would mean saying goodbye to a massive chapter of my life. The bobbles I couldn't explain, but for some reason; I just had to keep them. Ridiculous, I know.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Both my make-up collection and love of make-up have grown considerably throughout the course of 2015. I feel like I'm getting more confident and, shock horror, actually quite good at it... Just don't ask me to do a cat-flick or I'll end up having an argument with the eyeliner and losing. Thanks to just how confident I'm feeling, the amount of make-up I currently have bookmarked is quite alarming, starting with these...
Monday, 2 November 2015
It's been just over a month since I moved out, left Málaga and moved to London. There's no denying that, when I was younger, I definitely didn't appreciate the beauty of Málaga. I considered it a place full of goats and olive trees, where everybody ate paella and it never rained. I was very, very wrong. Now that I'm older, I truly appreciate the architecture, the history of the buildings and the country itself, and the people. Oh, the food's not too bad either, and they don't just eat paella. They save that for a Sunday lunch. Call it their Sunday Roast, if you will. Now that I've had time away, I do actually miss the place, so here is a list of things I plan on doing as soon as I get back.
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Today I'm going to be talking about some of my favourite products from one of my favourite high-end brands; Clinique. Clinique is a brand that I was introduced to at a young age. It is a brand that my Mam has used since before I was even born so it's what I too have come to know and love. Here are some of my favourite products...
Thursday, 29 October 2015
I want to travel the world. It terrifies me that I might not get to see it. I want to see it all and discover new places. I want to visit places that locals deem too tacky, visit all the famous landmarks... But I also want to get lost wandering through narrow streets, visit buildings or monuments that have been abandoned and find out why. I want to visit the seven continents and as many countries as I can. I want to see what the world has to offer.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
This post was originally going to be about my time in England so far but, having looked through the photos on my camera, I realised I haven't taken nearly as many photos as I would have liked/should have. I'm currently three weeks in to a three month long stay in the U.K and I've so far visiting family in Bristol, Wales, the north-east and London. I didn't take any photos in Bristol or Wales and took the first lot of photos of London yesterday, but I did take a lot in the north-east. Most of my time was spent in Darlington, with Julia and Jed, who are like my second parents. We've already decided that, when the time comes, Jed will be the one that walks me down the aisle!
Saturday, 24 October 2015
As I've already shared with you my Autumn Essentials and my Autumn make-up, I thought I'd share my top 5 Autumn nail varnishes. I use nail varnish to express myself - adding a pop of colour to an otherwise monochrome outfit or a neutral colour to a bright outfit. Like clothes, I like my nail varnish to paint my mood (pun not intended) and I always have my nails panted. I'm not ashamed to admit that my collection is rather large. Due to travelling, a lot of my nail varnishes are back at home and, boy was it hard to pick out the ones to bring with me. I did it by season. I'll be away all of Autumn and most of Winter, so I knew that I wouldn't want lots of bright colours.
Friday, 23 October 2015
My skin goes through phases: it is either very oily or very dry, no inbetween. Surprisingly, during the past few warmer months, it's been very dry which is quite surprising considering the heat wave we have been suffering through. Don't get me wrong, it's great to have dry skin during 40 degree weather but it's been hard finding a moisturiser that helps my skin feel hydrated.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
This time last year, I was obsessed with chunky & statement jewellery - now, I'm now obsessed with simple jewellery. Talk about going from one extreme to the other, eh? I do still love statement jewellery, I just seem to have stopped looking for it when I go into shops. That's probably down to just how expensive it is. Now that I don't have to save my pennies to buy one necklace, I've been building my collection of simple jewellery. Here are some of my favourite pieces...
Monday, 19 October 2015
Travelling is a passion of mine. Though I haven't perhaps gone to as many places as I would like, I think that, for an 18 year old, I've still gone to many. I've travelled all over Portugal, France, England and Scotland, and I've visited quite a lot of Spain (though I'm hoping to do more!). I'm actually taking a year out to travel and here are five places that I'm hoping to visit...
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Strictly Come Dancing fever hits us all at one point or another or, should I say, at one age or another. Mine happened to hit at 19, probably due to my lovely mother, who has been an avid fan of the show since the start. She recently asked me to watch it with her when I was over visiting and I became hooked on the sequins and the sparkles. I want all of the dresses. I'm actually thinking of buying a prom dress, like something from Prom Times, and going as one of the dancers. Not exactly scary, I know, but I could always add my own twist (AKA lots of fake blood and gory make-up).
Saturday, 17 October 2015
You'd think, considering I moved out and started my gap year just over a week ago, that a home haul would be the last type of post to be featured on my blog. After all, I'm currently dotting around the U.K, leaving for both Paris and Berlin soon, and then heading off to Australia. Exciting, I know, but has that stopped me from buying some stuff for my 'house'? No, it, hasn't...
Friday, 9 October 2015
It's official - today is the day I set off on my travels. In fact, I'm just about to leave for the airport. My suitcases are packed and I'm ready to go. As I plan on travelling, I'm limited in what I can take. I'm taking the necessities but, as I'm so into fashion and own a lot of clothes, this has proved to be a challenge. It also means I've had to leave everything in my room behind, including my memory box (another post on that soon!). My room is like my sanctuary. I've worked hard to make it homey, cosy and to make it a space that represents me and one that I want to spend time in. As I won't actually be spending time in it for a good while, I thought I'd share some photos of my favourite things in my room. I feel like it'll be a nice post to look over when, and if, I start to feel homesick.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm constantly writing lists. No, not the type of to-do list that you're probably all used to... Think wishlists. My bookmarks are full of beauty and fashion items. My bank account doesn't actually permit me to buy many of them, so what better to do than to share some of the items I'm lusting after than in a monthly wishlist?! This month's wishlist is a high-end beauty and skin care wishlist...
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Can someone please explain why I keep finding myself thinking about weddings? I think I'm going to one in November but, other than that, there's no reason for me to be thinking about them. I've even been listening to romantic songs, thinking how nice they'd sound at my own. Bit weird, considering I'm currently single. I'm guessing this is down to my brain thinking about all the wedding emails I've been sent from brands, asking me to take a look at their dresses, including Coco Melody...
Monday, 5 October 2015
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Well, okay, it's not... But it was almost a month ago. I turned 19 and I now feel incredibly old. I love other people's birthdays, I'm just not a massive fan of my own. The whole existential crisis thing probably has something to do with that. I actually spent my final teen birthday sitting university exams - fun times! Thankfully, my birthday was made a lot better by some lovely birthday presents. Some are actually yet to arrive/be picked up, but I thought it would be nice to share what I've received with you so far anyway...
Sunday, 4 October 2015
I set off for London in six days time, so most people would consider now the ideal time to plan a party - I know I did. I had planned on throwing a leaving party to say goodbye to my friends. I had everything planned; the food, the decorations, who I have going to invited... Thanks to the lovely people at Novum Crafts*, I even had a costume. I ended up not throwing the party - I think it had something to do with the fact I couldn't bare to say goodbye, even if it was going to be for a short period of time. Even so, I thought I'd share with you some of the ideas I had for the party...
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Up until now, I've found monthly favourite posts to be a bit of a challenge. Living on a student budget, I've never really gone through enough beauty, skincare or fashion products to share with you each month, but that's about to change. I have no idea how, but I've really started to rotate my beauty products (and buy more), meaning new favourites and plenty to share with you all. Let's have a look at what I loved throughout September...
Thursday, 1 October 2015
I think it's time we had a chat. For a while now, I haven't been very happy with my blog. I think that, along with having loads of exams, is the reason I've been dipping in and out of it... But that's all about to change! I'm about the head off on a gap year, so what better time than to start again?
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Cultural appropriate. It's a bit of a tricky topic, isn't it? Not really one you'd typically find on my blog, I know, but it's one that I happen to talk about quite a lot in day to day life. Admittedly, those conversations tend to lead to arguments as no one can agree to disagree and people feel so strongly about the subject. Is it okay to wear bindis? Or how about Indian headdresses? I think there is a final line between demoralising someone's culture and respecting it.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
There are a lot of things I hope to do in my life. There are the obvious choices on my bucket list like to be happy, have a family and to accomplish everything I want career wise, but there are also a few of your not so typical options on there too.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Fun fact - tomorrow is my birthday and I will be spending it sitting university entry exams. Yes, happy birthday to me! This post was obviously written in advance due to the fact I'm currently cramming like a maniac but, hey, you can't say I don't try. The weather is officially changing and I'm just about ready to change my beauty products, as well as some items in my wardrobe. Here are some of the products that I will be using throughout the Autumn months.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
My addictions to shopping, fashion and Pinterest are really getting out of hand. In a way, they sort of go hand in hand. After all, four of my favourite Pinterest boards include Fall, Winter, Summer and Spring fashion inspiration. Here are a few pieces that have cropped up time and time again in the Fall board, perfect for the next few months...
Saturday, 5 September 2015
I can't believe that in less than two weeks, I will be turning 19, my final birthday as a teen. Getting old scares me anyway, but turning 19?! Well, that's just petrifying. I won't actually be spending my birthday doing anything special, instead I will be spending it sitting university entry exams. Fun times. Considering the way I'll be celebrating. I figured I might as well make a good birthday wishlist so that I get some great presents. After all, you're only 19 once...
|1. Follow Me To - Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharova. 2. Travel Guides. 3. Bon Voyage Make-Up Bag (Alphabet Bags). 4. Oysho Pyjamas|
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Ah, the fourth and final haul. Well, for now, at least. Give me a few weeks and I'm sure I'll have a few more things to share with you. I don't know what got into me. I was just sick of my new wardrobe and felt like I needed to change my style - both with statement pieces and just day to day items. Let's look at the final few, shall we?
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Meg is my best friend. She has been since we were two years old, so I think you could say we know almost everything about each other. After all, it's not everyday that you can say that you've been friends with someone for seventeen years. Her mam happens to be my mam's best friend too, so it works well when they come out to visit us, which is exactly what they did this past week. Here are some photos from our trip...
Monday, 24 August 2015
Why is it that everyone is either throwing wild parties or doing the complete opposite and getting married? Honestly, the amount of nights out and weddings I've been invited to is ridiculous, and I know a lot of other people that have been invited to weddings too. I guess people are trying to make the most of the Summer weather. I think one of the things I'm most excited about is seeing the dresses. I wonder if any will be from Landy Bridal...
Thursday, 20 August 2015
I included OOTD's in the last two hauls but won't be in this one. Something tells me that none of you want to see me in very high heels and a bikini. After all, it's not exactly a good look is it? On second thoughts, don't answer that. This haul also includes quite a bit of make-up and I'm not the kind that wears make-up to the beach.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
I love weddings. The food, the dancing, witnessing two people that you love get married and, of course, the dresses of the bride, bridesmaids and all of the guests. Of course, it's not all about the girls, it's always nice to see what the men are wearing too. Believe me when I say that one of the things I love most is seeing a couple in coordinating outfits - a man's pocket square matching his partner's accessories? Love it.
Friday, 14 August 2015
If you were ever to see my bathroom cabinets and shelves or my make-up bags, you'd be surprised to find that I do actually manage to get through quite a lot of products. Yes, there are endless bottles of shampoo and conditioner, as well as bath-bombs and bubble-bath (I don't even have a bath), but that doesn't stop me from having a large box of empty products to share with you all.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Ah, homecoming - don't you just love it? I'd like to say I love shopping for prom and homecoming dresses just as much as I love the actual celebration itself but sometimes that's just not the case. More than most of the time you end up not finding anything, finding a rip in your dream dress or maybe there not being one left in your size, but I have a solution for you... introducing Coco Melody.
Friday, 7 August 2015
Remember when, about two weeks ago, I shared a haul with you and mentioned the fact that I might have spent far too much money on clothes recently? Well, I feel like that won't change and that I will continue spending far too much money, so I guess it's probably for the best to get all the hauls out the way. Like I mentioned in my last post, it'll make me feel better and my Mother less inclined to confiscate my debit card, despite me being a fully-functioning adult.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
It's only recently that the beauty of Málaga has really hit me. I guess the culture and historic monuments such as cathedrals and churches were a bit lost on me so I've been making up for lost time. I've been catching the train down with family and friends, sightseeing and taking lots of photos, some of which I thought I'd share with you all.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
I have a confession to make; I have a shopping addiction. I have spent far too much money over the past few weeks and bought, well, too much stuff. I've bought so much stuff that I've actually had to break it up into four different hauls. I know, I know - I'm an embarrassment, but surely if I share photos with you all, it justifies it a bit. That way, we can all enjoy my new clothes, shoes, jewellery, make-up and homeware...
Friday, 3 July 2015
Friday, 1 May 2015
Um, can we please talk about the fact that it's the first of May? MAY. With just over a month to go until exams (sob), it also means there's just over a month to go until prom. I've done a few posts like this before but, as we're now a lot closer to the time, I thought I'd share with you my most recent prom dress picks from Prom Times!*
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Sunday, 8 March 2015
It's been a long while since I did one of these, with the last one being published way back at the beginning of September. Now, I don't mean to scare you, but that was a massive six months ago *gulps*. Since it's been so long, there are obviously quite a few photos to share, which is why I'm only going to share the best, or the most memorable. To check out the rest of them, you can click here. I'm a massive fan of Instagram, so will no doubt check your accounts out too.
|"Happy hannahween/birthday, Hannah. You're the only person that could pull off a bright pink puffer coat and socks & sandals. 👭💖 #LipstickTwins #Kannah5Eva#Hannahween"|
Friday, 6 March 2015
If you need cheering up or are just feeling a bit down, then you've definitely come to the right place. Sometimes, when I'm sad, I think about the moment I'm about to share with you. I relive it in my head over and over again, until I am crying from laughter. To sum it all up: when you and a friend pose with a stick and an olive, tell her to duck before actually hitting it. Chances are, her reflexes might be a bit slow and you might hit her on the head, resulting in an utterly marvelous moment like this. And, if you look carefully, you can see the olive bouncing off her head...
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I like to think of my blog as a positive place. It's very rare that I post rants and nearly all posts are about some product or other that I love. Today though, I'm going to turn the tables a bit and write about some products that I've been a bit disappointed by recently. You never know, these products might work amazingly for you, but these are my opinions.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Today's Flashback Friday post is in celebration of my brother's birthday, which is in two days time. It's so weird to think that I spent the majority of my childhood playing with him, despite him being some 10 years old, and that he know has a house and family of his own. I'll move on and let you all just enjoy the photos before I spiral into an existential crisis...
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
I'm almost certain that I'm Carrie Bradshaw reincarnated, hoping to move to New York and find the two big L's - Love and Labels. I probably read Vogue just as much as her too. Well, I would if she happened to be a real person. Thanks to me practically basing my life on Carrie/SJP, I like to think I know a bit about fashion: what looks good, what works best with what and trends. That last one is definitely a tough one for many, but hopefully this post will help you with that. Here are some of the things that I'll be purchasing over the next few months...
Monday, 16 February 2015
I like to consider myself to be quite responsible, someone that says no to buying a fedora hat because 'I'd never wear it' and a 80€ jumper from Topshop because 'it's just too much money'. This is my way of saving money. Well, it is until I see something that I really like and just think 'f*ck it' to myself. Here are some things that I've bought recently...
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about spending time with your other half. Yes, it's nice, but I actually spent last year with some girlfriends. We got dressed up, went out for some food and simply enjoyed eachother's company. So, whether you're spending it with your other half, with friends or even by yourself, why not still get a bit dressed up?!
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Whether it be brushes, nail varnish, palettes, etc., there's no denying I was very lucky and got a lot of make-up for Christmas. My love of all things beauty related is only growing, so I'd like to feature a bit more beauty on my blog, starting with this small review on the make-up I got for Christmas! I've been progessively testing it out throughout the past two months and - good news - it's basically all positive.
Friday, 6 February 2015
We're currently in the first week of February and I am very much craving Summer. Yes, I may be as pale as Casper, The Friendly Ghost, meaning I spend most of the time inside, but it's still nice to know that the sun is out there shining. After all, I only have single glazing, so I'm pretty sure enough Vitamin D gets through them, right?
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Monday, 2 February 2015
I didn't expect there to be that many great looks in January. It's the month after Christmas where everyone is still trying to get back into the swing of things and just can't really be bothered, but how wrong I was about the world of celebrities. I'd completely forgotten about award season, which brought a lot of great looks to the table, and there's been some gorgeous everyday looks.
Sunday, 25 January 2015
2013 was a great year for films. Some of my favourite films of all time, such as The Great Gatsby, Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years A Slave and About Time came out in that year, so it was always going to be a hard one to beat. Though I didn't get to see as many films as I would have liked, I did get to see some really good ones, some of which are now up there with my favourite films...
Monday, 19 January 2015
A few days ago, I shared with you my picks of the best dressed females of 2014. It's been really interesting to read your comments. Now it's time for my best dressed males, something that is definitely going to brighten up your Thursday. This post is basically an excuse to swoon over some of the dreamiest of the dreamiest and I am definitely not sorry.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
I know most people did their "Best Of" during the final days of 2014 but, as I was doing Blogmas, I didn't have the time and thought two posts a day would be a bit much. Plus, as I'm a bit prone to an existential crisis, it only makes sense to do it now as I'm not quite really to let go of 2014.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
If I were to say the NFL Playoffs are currently happening and that the Superbowl is just a few weeks a way, I think most of you would stare at me blankly. If I were to mention Katy Perry performing at the half-time show and to ask what you were planning on wearing, I'd probably have your attention. If I were to attend a game, I'd probably have my eyes on what people were wearing instead of the game itself, which is why I have created two looks centred around an NFL jersey.
Monday, 12 January 2015
My blog schedule is every other day, so with a post having gone up yesterday and a post due to go up tomorrow, I should technically be having a laptop free day (and studying!) but, as last night was the 72nd edition of the Golden Globes, I thought it was only right that I did a post. I've spent the last few hours avidly going through hundreds of photos, desperate to see what everyone was wearing. Here are my best dressed of the night and be warned - there's a fair few.
Sunday, 11 January 2015
With the arrival of December came a number of huge events, including the British Fashion Awards, so I definitely had my fair share of outfits to look through and choose. I originially had 24 photos to feature, and that was without featuring any casual outfits, but I managed to whittle it a down to 12.
I'm rather impressed with myself.
Friday, 9 January 2015
I'm so excited to be bringing Flashback Friday back! It was so fun to look back on so many memories from the past few years and share them with you all. It was great finding photos that I'd otherwise forgotten about. Here's the first edition of 2015...
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Today's post was originally going to be a Winter lookbook, something I was very excited about. I had the location thought up and my outfits written down, the only thing I was missing was time. The original idea was to do it during the last few days of the Christmas holidays, but someone didn't quite realise how much work she had to do and left it all until the last minute. It's great, I know. Instead, I've managed to put together on Polyvore, similar to what I've been wearing over the past few weeks. No, it might not be as interesting, but I do plan on doing a proper Spring lookbook. Enjoy!
Monday, 5 January 2015
Saturday, 3 January 2015
I'm back with Style Crush Saturday! I really enjoyed writing these last year. As a lover of beauty, what's better than spending fifty minutes searching through the Vogue archives and picking your favourite outfits? Nothing. The first pick of 2015 is Jennifer Lawrence, someone I'm sure needs no introduction. Here's some of my favourites looks... Oh, and let's not forget the ever changing hair.