Thursday, 29 December 2011

New Years Tag!

Hi Guys,

So Christmas is officially over BUT we still have New Years Eve and the a lovely New Year ahead! So I thought I'd start off by posting a New Years Tag I found! I hope you all do it, please comment if you do :)

11 Highlights Of 2011

  1. Going to New York for the first time!
2. Going to Italy with my family and seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa! (that's me and my Mum at the bottom haha!)

3. Going to The Wanted concert in Billericay (Essex) with 3 of my bestfriends in the summer :)

4. My two weeks work experience in London! 
5. Getting accepted into all 5 of my universities
6. Becoming friends with all of my lovely college friends I feel like I've known them forever! :) 
7. Going on holiday to the Cotswolds with my sister, parents, grandparents and friend!
8. Starting my blog and getting to know some of you lovelies!
9. Being in the audience for the XFactor auditions :)

10. Passing my AS Exams
11. This Christmas :)

    12 Goals Of 2012
    1. To pass my ALevels.
    2. To start uni and love it!
    3. To read the Hunger Games books.
    4. To do more excercise!
    5. I'd like to buy Chloe a really good present for our 18th!
    6. I'd like to apply for Camp America in 2013
    7. If she comes to the UK this year I'd like to see Taylor Swift in concert!
    8. I'd love to skydive (maybe!)
    9. To go a week without using heat on my hair (eek!)
    10. To go to California (Currently trying to persuade my parents!)
    11. To raise money for charity :)
    12. To save more money!!

    Number 1 Product Of 2011

    This was a really hard question for me but I'd probably say the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, I use it every day :)

    What Was Your Most Loved TV Show Of 2011?

    Another hard question,but as I'm a reality TV junkie, I'd probably say this years series of I'm A Celebrity get Me Out of Here! I absolutely loved the conestants and was so happy that Dougie (from McFly) won and Mark Wright came second! They were both lovely guys, and from Essex which made it even better!

    What Was Your Most Loved Song Of 2011?

    Choosing one song is sooooo difficult! SO I'm going to do my own version of the question and do my favourite song from a male and female singer and then band! :D
    • Male Singer - Ed Sheeran - The A Team - What can I say? I absolutely adore Ed Sheeran, he's just so cute isn't he? He has such an amazing voice, and the lyrics are amazing!
    • Female Singer - Adele - Set Fire To The Rain - I'm pretty sure everyone knows and loves Adele, so she needs no introduction, but this song is absolutely amazing! I had it on repeat for God knows how long!
    • Band -  The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris - Now this song most certainly wasn't new to 2011 BUT it is one of my all time favourite songs, also as mentioned above I went to see the Wanted in August who did a cover of this song, which was amazing! The best atmosphere ever :) So there you go!

    What Was Your Worst Decision/Flaw Of 2011?

    I can't pin point any particularly awful decisions that I've made, but I'd say my worst flaw was probably over thinking things and worrying, especially when it comes to exams etc! 

    What Were Your Most Visited Websites Of 2011?
    • Facebook + Twitter - as are pretty much everyones!
    • Spark Notes - Unfortunately haha - having said that it really helps with my English Lit Revision :)
    • Tetris Friends - Okay fun fact, when I'm extremely bored I play tetris! Okay. Let's move on....
    • ASOS, TopShop, Lush, NewLook - I like online shopping :D
    Let me know if you do this tag, I would love to hear all of you answers! I plan on doing a haul of some of the things I got in the Sales over the past few days so look out for that. Also remember that there is only two days to enter my Sleek Palette Giveaway! Until next time,

    Stay Beautiful,

    Hannah xx

      Monday, 26 December 2011

      What I Got For Christmas :)

      Hi Guys!

      I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, and if you don't celebrate Christmas I hope you've had a lovely holiday season! I've had a lovely couple of days with my family, so I thought I'd share some of the gifts I got with you. I know everyone says it, but I am not trying to brag, so if you get offended by this sort of thing please click the 'x' now :) (I'll still love you haha!) So I'm going to jump right in!

      Okay, so you might notice some similarities if you read my twin sister Chloe's Christmas post earlier today, as our stocking presents were very similar! I got, some slipper socks, a nail file, my favourite kleenex make up remover wipes and shine absorbing sheets (which are amazing if you've been dancing at a party, or if it's really hot outside!), some cute kleenex tissues, a mini nail polish remover and cotton wool pads, as well as, a cuticle pen, some Bic Soliel razors and a Max Factor handbag Heroes kit, which contains a gorgeous lip gloss and mascara :)

      These next few presents are from my lovely sister Chloe! She got me a set of four vaseline tins, in orginal, cocoa butter (which smells amazing), aloe vera - which I'm going to save until summer, because it's amazing if you burn your lips -and trust me, I burn so easily!!! There's also a gorgeous pink rose tinted one :)
      The second thing she got me was a Mac Lipgloss in Russian Red - I absolutely adore wearing red lips at the moment, so this was perfect for me!
      Also seeing as my sister knows me so well and my nail polish junkie ways, she got me three OPI polishes (L-R Play The Peonies, Rally Pretty Pink, Be a Dahlia Won't You) They are all absolutely beautiful, and my rubbish photography and lighting skills do not do them justice! So if you want, have a look at swatches online :)

      As you guys might have noticed there's a bit of a recuring theme with even more nail polish! The top are all 17 polishes from Boots, but the purple is a crackle top coat :) These are all from my parents!
      The bottom set of Polishes are the 'Princess Mini Collection' from OPI containing: Bubble Bath, Alpine Snow, Pink-ing of You and a mini Rapi-dry top coat. This lovely set was given to me from my Mums friend :)

      My Nan and Grandad from my Dads side of the family got me these two lovely gifts! On the left is a gorgeous hand made noticed board which I can't wait to put up! Next is my absolute FAVOURITE perfume, Boss Orange for Women :) It smells sooooooo good! I've already gone through one large bottle in the past six months so was in major need of a new one!

      The lighting in this picture kind of sucks but I thought I'd share with you a couple of DVDs my parents got me. FUN FACT: I love love love, silly comedies, and my two favourites are the IT Crowd which is a British TV show so you might not all have heard of it, but I die with laughter :') So I got series 1 - 4! Secondly my parents got me the first series of The Big Bang Theory which is either a love it or hate it kind of show, but in my opinion it's hilarious!!

      My lovely Nan and Grandad on my mums side of the family got me this gorgeous chunky knitted tan cardigan from New Look, it's so warm and cosy! LOVE.

      Once again a recurring them. Candels. I love candels. Which is why I got 4 (the one from my friend is once again not shown - I've already burnt it :') The top candel is in Madagascan Vanilla and smells soooo nice! Vanilla scents are some of my favourites, so my lovely Nan and Grandad got me this giant candle in addition to my cardigan! :) On the bottom left is a set of 12 Yankee Candle tealights from Chloe, in the scent 'Honey and Biscuits' they smell so nice it's unreal! The second set was a gift from Chloe's lovely boyfriend, in the scent Christmas Cookie - they also smell very vanillary so a big winner with me!

      My Mum and Dad got me a pair of ghd stylers as one of my main presents, and I love them :) In the past I've always borrowed my Mum's or Chloe's but as I'm going to uni in the new year (eek!) I thought it was about time I got a pair of my own! They also came with a heat defence spray which is currently somewhere in my drawers!

      My final present from my lovely parents was a pair of Chocolate Brown Tall Classic Ugg Boots! I know that they are a bit of a love - hate thing, but personally I love them!! They are so comfy, a warm and personally I think they look cute haha!

      So that's it for my Christmas presents! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and let me know if you do a post like this one! I love having a nose at what other people got :)

      I also noticed that I over use the word lovely LOL! Too late now though :)

      Stay Beautiful,

      Hannah xx

      Thursday, 22 December 2011

      Mini Christmas Haul :)

      Hi Guys!

      I thought I'd do a quick little post today to show you a few things I got as gifts and something I purchased myself (naughty Hannah it's Christmas!!!) If you follow me on twitter you might have noticed that I tweeted about Mini Christmas lastnight, which is actually a tradition that myself, Chloe and two of our school friends have had for the past four years, where a few days before Christmas we go to one of our houses and exchange presents, aswell as playing silly games and other Christmassy bits and bobs! (I even made my friends Christmas crackers with a piece of make up and chocolate coins inside!!) Me being my usual forgetful self forgot to take pictures of the crackers and also the meal I had with my college friends, where we did a secret santa! I got a lovely grey knitted scarf and a really cute Christmas pudding mug (incase you were wondering!!)
      Any way onto todays presents! :)

      The first gift I got was this nail polish set from one of my lovely friends! It includes a lovely pearl, pink, dusky purple, teal and dark purple :) I'll let you guys know which colour I like best when I try them out! This was the perfect gift for me as I'm a total nail polish junkie!

      The second gift I recieved was the Higher Shower Soap & Glory Gift set. This contains a full size Clean Girls Body Wash, a gorgeous shower cap and shower puff, a full size Mist You Madly Body Spray and a full size The Daily Smooth Body Butter! I may or may not have told you guys before but I adore the scent of Soap & Glory products, also they are amazing quality - so good job to my friends! Lastly I also got a lovely smelling candle which I have not taken a picture of for some reason.... haha! The final thing I actually purchased for myself when I was in town this morning in New Look -

      Now I know what you're thinking, 3 days before Christmas probably isn't the most appropriate time to be buying things for yourself! BUT I think it was justified as these lovely little shoe boots cost £7!!!!! £7? Which were reduced dow from £24.99 They are so comfortable and go really well with simple skinny jeans or tights with a dress or skirt. I think they are casual enough for everyday wear but can also be dressed up! There were so many lovely shoes on sale today but I limited myself to one pair, although after Christmas I may have to buy some more......

      That's all for now :)

      Stay Beautiful,

      Hannah xx

      Wednesday, 21 December 2011

      The Versatile Blogger Award

      Hi guys,

      So after a long day at work yesterday with some irritating woman getting her pram caught on my blouse, then subsequently pushing the pram and ripping the top(!!!!) I came home to a lovely surprise that the wonderful  Ellie from had awarded me the Versatile blogger award! I would just like to say thank you, I really appreciate every single person that reads my blog and comments - it makes my day :)

      So here are the rules:

      1. Thank the person who nominated you and give them a shout out on your blog with a link to their blog.

      2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

      3. Send on the award to 15 other bloggers whose blogs that you appreciate and then let them know that they have won the award.

      So here are seven things you might not know about me (this feels like a Miley Cyrus song!!) 

      1) Since Year 7 I have had to wear glasses permanently, I thought I'd mentioned this, but realised that all of the pictures of me only my blog are from parties or nights out with contact lenses - so there you go I'm blind as a bat! 

      2) I know all of the lyrics to pretty much any Taylor Swift song ever - test me ;) 

      3) My biggest fear is frogs. Seriously. Heights, water, snakes, spiders I'm fine, but put a frog infront of me and I WILL run a mile haha! 

      4) When we were about 7 my twin sister Chloe, my cousin and I started our own band and wrote our own songs - cool kids I know haha! Unfortunatley we had to split after 2 years due to management issues with one of our other cousins haha! ;)

      5) I have never dyed my hair or used fake tan - I'm too scared I'll look tangoed! 

      6) Christmas related fact - In primary school (Elementary school) we learnt how to sing Silent Night in sign language and I still remember it - exciting I know!!

      7) My biggest claim to fame is seeing Joey Essex in Tescos haha!

      And here are the lovely girlies I would like to give the award to!

      1) Chloe - My twin sister who made me creat a blog in the first place -
      2) Lauren -
      3) Alona -
      4) Ariel -
      5) Perdi -
      6) Matcha -
      7) Lola -
      8) Alma -
      9) Danielle -
      10) Gazzy -
      11) Barby -
      12) Hannah -
      13) Christie -
      14) Soph -
      15) Mihaela -

      I look forward to reading your posts! 

      Don't forget to enter my giveaway here -

      Stay Beautiful,

      Hannah xx

      Monday, 19 December 2011

      Autumn / Winter Tag :) and Giveaway Update!

      Hi Guys!

      As of about two hours ago I have finally finished college for 2011 (woo!), well not exactly I have all of this reading to look forward to:

      Exciting stuff I know! But for now I thought I'd take a break and do a tag created by Fay Burmingham on Youtube called the 10 Random Autumn/ Winter Question Tag!  I thought it was a really cute tag so let me know if you guys do it!

      1. What item of clothing do you love to wear in winter but wouldn't be seen wearing it in public?
      That would be my favourite Christmas socks that my sister Chloe got me last year with giant snowmen on them!

      2. Most wanted item for autumn/winter?

      I love chunky knitted cardigans and jumpers, especially ones in Topshop!

      3. Favourite boots to wear in winter?

      Currently these boots from newlook are my favourites to wear! They go with pretty much anything and I can wear the zips done up or undone :) You might remember them from my haul a little while ago, they we're only £25!

      4. Are you a fan of UGG boots?

      I know that they are a love/hate type of item, my sister hates them but me and my mum love them! (I borrow hers all the time!) I'm actually getting a pair for Christmas so yes I am a fan!

      5. Its snowing/raining outside, what are your favourite wellies to wear?

      To be perfectly honest I don't actually own a pair of wellies currently, or atleast I don't think I do haha! I suppose I should buy some :)

      6. What is your favourite autumn trend?

      I love love love autumn and winter colours, especially browns, tans and deep reds! Not really a trend but the colours are lovely.

      7. What is your typical winter/autumn day consisting of?

      Unless I'm at college it usually consists of meeting friends, watching films, shopping and drinking hotchocolate in the warm! Also alot of my friends have been turning 18 at this time of year, so a few parties and meals out too :)

      8. Cup of tea, hot chocolate, or coffee?

      I don't actually like tradition english tea - shocking I know!! But I do like fruit teas, I also drink some coffee but only really lattes, frappacinos and mocha. Although hotchocolate is my favourite! I LOVE the options hazelnut hotchocolate!

      9. Do you like or dislike that it's starting to get dark?

      I'm indifferent really, I like that the evenings seem longer, but I don't like the coldness that comes with it!

      10. Christmas is coming, do you have any idea of what you want?
      As I said a pair of UGG boots, and hopefully some GHD's as I always use my Mum's or my sister's, but as I'm going to Uni next year I'll need my own haha! :)

      I hope you all enjoyed this tag! Comment below if you do it too :)

      Also don't forget to enter my Sleek Palette Giveaway which is interational by clicking here, just to remind you all, you must put the palette you want to win in your comment, and as mentioned in the post you cannot win the Me Myself and I palette as it is not available where I live! That's all for now!

      Stay Beautiful,

      Hannah xx

      Thursday, 15 December 2011

      Product Love: Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Deodrant

      Hi Guys!

      This is going to be a little bit of a strange post but I had to tell you how excited I was today! Last year I went on holiday to Florida with my sister Chloe, my family and some family friends, and when we went shopping in Walmart I found the Dove Pomegranate deodrant, which is pretty much my favourite deodrant scent ever!! However, I stupidly didn't buy any to take home with me because of packing and bla bla bla..... and as my lovely followers from the UK and the rest of Europe know, America seems to get all of the cool products waaaaaaay in advance to us! So for the past year and a half I've been waiting and waiting for this deodrant to come out - the body wash was already available (which I love too!)

      SO! When I was walking around boots today with my friends, I saw the amazing deodrant and pretty much screamed infront of about 5 strangers! Needless to say I got one - AND I had enough points on my boots card to get it for free (Yay!) So if you want to smell like magic you can pop to your local boots, superdrug and possibly tescos and pick one up for yourself!

      Here's the link for superdrug because for some reason it's not on boots! 

      Don't forget to enter my Sleek Palette Giveaway:

      Sorry if this post was a bit OTT, I was just incredibly excited haha! Have a lovely day :)

      Stay Beautiful,
      Hannah xx

      Sunday, 11 December 2011

      Apologetic Update and Sleek Palette GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED

      Hi guys!

      It feels like I start every single post like this recently BUT I'm sorry I've been MIA recently! College has officially taken over, as I have mock exams tommorow and Tuesday, aswell as having three books and two pieces of coursework to do for English Literature! Hopefully once my first set of exams are over in January blogging shall be back to normal!

      SO as an apology to my lovely followers, I am doing a little giveaway!You can win a Sleek Palette of your choice (apart from the Me Myself and Eye palette which is not available in my local store!) You can check out the palette choices here

      How to enter:

      You MUST be a public follower of my blog and comment below with your GFC, email address and name of the Sleek Palette you'd like to win! For any extra entries you can:

      1) Follow me on twitter @IamHannahx and mention this giveaway 1 EXTRA ENTRY
      2) Create a post about this giveaway on your blog 1 EXTRA ENTRY
      3) Put this giveaway in your sidebar 1 EXTRA ENTRY
      4) Give me an idea for a blog post :) 1 EXTRA ENTRY

      This giveaway will end Midnight UK Time on the 1st January 2012 and the winner will be announced on 2nd January 2012! This giveaway IS INTERNATIONAL

      Goodluck you guys!

      Stay Beautiful,

      Hannah xx