Sunday, 29 September 2013

Autumn Jewellery Favourites

Hello kittens! Sorry for the lack of posts but I am just getting used to my new timetable and it’s been a wee bit of a hectic week but hopefully from now it’ll calm down a little. On a brighter note its becoming autumn now (inserts happy dance here) and I love autumn so much because it’s so pretty, you can start layering up and its closer to Christmas! Last weekend I was a little naughty and went shopping to stock up on my autumn wardrobe and I managed to get two key jewellery pieces for under £10, mummy Hann would be so proud. 
The first thing was this statement necklace from the Next sale; it take me a while to come round to statement necklaces as at first I just thought they were a bit garish and in your face. However over time I was subject to lots of different designs and I was won over completely…except from the price tag; as a bargain hunter I find it hard to spend a lot of on high street jewellery. Then I saw this beauty for £6 in the sale and I just had to have it! I have worn it none stop this week and had so many compliments on it that I am so tempted to buy more. It is fabulous as it can liven up any outfit so easily.      
(sorry about the nails guys!)
My next little treat was a couple of midi rings; I have loved midi rings for ages  but again I wasn’t prepared to pay £6 for one as it’s inevitable that I was lose it as I am a mixture of useless and clumsy. Then I found these little gems in Forever 21 for only £1.75 each! What a bargain! They had quite a few designs but I demonstrated some will power and only got two which I absolutely love and haven’t even lost yet.  So if you want some midi rings but are like me and are going to lose them, then head down to Forever 21 and treat yourself.
What jewellery trend have you loved recently?
Love Hann xxx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

University Room Tour Video

Hello there my little chickens! I thought I would something a little different  today and do a wee video showing you guys around my new university  (and  rather small) room. I hope you like it and please tell me what you think about it and if you like to see more videos or not.
Many kisses!

Love Hann xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

Cheap Storage Ideas

Sorry kittens the lack of posts recently but I have just moved to London and haven’t had time to breath! Whilst unpacking though I have realised that I have brought nothing to store little desk/dressing table bits and  bobs in (make up brushes, pencils etc.) and as I am a student I can’t go out and buy anything so I have just used things I do have.  Some ideas weren’t as successful but I have 3 cheap ideas of how to store bits and bobs which is efficient but pretty too!
Ikea Bowl
I initially got this for its original purpose for food but I have found it so good just for brushes, mascara, eyeliner and that. They are super cheap and come in a variation of designs and I just think they are perfect for this job!
Wine Bottle (penny jar)
After arriving I realised I had forgotten anything to put my spare pennies in and I absolutely hate having loads of lose change in my purse so this had to be solved. This bottle is perfect as it has a really wide top so it’s easy to drop coins in and get them out.  I love using old glass bottles for storage; I use them as penny jars and candle holders mainly.
Candle Box
I used this to carry all of my rings in when travelling down and it’s perfect for it! With most candles you do get a box to go with it or you can use the candle itself when its burned out; just wash out and then you are ready to go.
I still have other things I need homes for so please tell me your ideas for cheap yet pretty storage devices!
Hope you are all well and thank you for reading!
Love Hann xxx

Monday, 9 September 2013

University Panic!

Whilst I was away in Thailand (I will stop talking about it soon I promise) I found out I was accepted to study at the University of my Choice which was so exciting but at the same time really scary. Moving away from home is always nerve wrecking and what makes it scarier is that I am moving from Newcastle all the way down the country to the beautiful capital of London in no more than a week now! Ahhhhhhhhhhh! Whilst getting ready I have found a few places that are amazing for buying things for University that provide everything you need but at the same time don’t break the bank balance.
Ikea kind of an obvious choice but it does just have a fabulous range of kitchen utensils which will set anyone up for moving out.
Sainsbury’s originally I never thought of going here but after being recommended it by friends I decided to check it out and I found some culinary delights.
Home Bargains + B&M Bargains these are already two of my favourite shops for cheap goods and they have supplied me with treats for university including kitchen equipment, hair care and cheap food (always a good thing)
Lidl is the ultimate food shop to go to for students with its quality food at low prices. I love it so much! The first encounter may be quite frightening as some of the brands are not the best known but I promise you it’s worth the trip as the food is always a good quality and its low prices will help you save your money for more important things.
 With only 4 days before I leave I am living in these shops getting everything together; wish me luck!
What are your best student places to shop?  
Love a very stressed Hann xxx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Night Out Smokey Eye Look

The lovely people who I work with organised a last night out for me before I leave for university (what cherubs!) and I decided this was a perfect time to try out some of the products I have reviewed recently. I have done this as I have been very lazy recently and reviewed products and not actually shown them in use; bad Hann, the look I went for is a Smokey eye look as I was going out at night to go ‘clubbing’ as the cool kids call it. I am just using this as a post as an example of what these products can do (will link the products that I am on about) as I am not a makeup artist and I feel I have no real authority to show you guys how to do your make up but if you would like, leave comments below and I will do a quick post how I did this look.
The products I used:
Rimmel London Traffic Stopping Shadow review post
Collection Work the Collection Eye Shadow Pencil in Glitz review post
Maybelline Falsies Mascara review post
Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in shade 08 review coming
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation review post
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer review post
Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil review post
Bourjois Paris Maxi Delight Bronzer review post
Please tell me what you think about this look and also tell me about what looks you have been using recently!
Love Hann xx

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

B&B Surf Spray Bargain Dupe: Charles Worthington Salt Spray

Charles Worthington Salt Srap £0.99 Home Bargains

I am a self-confessed Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray lover but since I am now a student living in London it is not a luxury that I can afford which makes a very sad Hann, however today when I was wandering I found this little beauty in my Home Bargains; a £0.99 Charles Worthington Salt Spray which in other words is a Surf Spray dupe. It is really easy to use as well; all you have to do is spray on to dry/wet hair and dry with a hair drying on a gentle heat to get nice subtle waves. I don’t think it is as good as the Surf Spray but for the price I think it’s amazing and I highly recommend it to any one on a budget.  

What do you think about the Surf Spray? What bargains have you found recently?

Love Hann xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencils

I have always had confused feeling towards cream eye shadow sticks as I have felt that they are really hard to use and just don’t give the same finish as normal powder eye shadows but now it has all changed! I have now discovered Collections (the makeup brand previously known as Collection 2000) Work the Colour Eye shadow Pencils which are the best things I have found this summer in the makeup department. They were on a special introductory price in Boots of only £2.50 so I originally bought one on a spontaneous shopping trip; I went for the pinky shimmery colour called Vintage Blush because it is so pretty and it will go with most looks as a base or will look nice when just going for a natural look. I really liked using it on holiday because it is waterproof was able to last all night even in Thailand’s humidity and also because they are a cream colour they are great to travel with as you don’t need to take any brushes and it is less likely they are going to break whilst in transit. I loved the pink one so much that when I got home I had to go get another and I went for the silver one called Gunmetal Glitz which I am yet to use yet but so excited to do so!
If anyone is looking for a new little eye shadow treat I recommend getting these pencils; they are great value for money and are overall a great product. Claps for Collection!
What eyeshades have you loved recently?
Love Hann xxx