Thursday, 2 August 2012

My Summer Ready Stems

Sorry I haven't been posting, I´ve been to Rome with mychoir for 5 days and it was amazing! Now I´m in Ibiza for 2 weeks, I shall try and post a bit for you, miss reading all the posts! Hope eveyones having a great (maybe rainy) summer.
Some of you may be jetting off on holiday or that hot ball of fire may decide to make an appearance? Then again, whatever the weather, you want your legs looking lush. Here are a few of my personal tips that for getting your stems summer ready...

1. Moisturize. Twice a day- morning (after your shower) and at night, before bed so it can soak throughout the night. Pick a super rich moisturizer that contains SPF.
2. Drink Water. Keeping skin happily hydrated requires 10-12 glasses of water a day and more if you're excersising.
3. Exfoliate. A great scrub will scrub away dead skin cells (which you can't see) leaving your legs polished and primed for more moisturizer absorption.
4. Slim Down With Shimmer. Apply highlighter along your shin bones and up the centre of your thighs to reflect light and make them look thinner.
5. Add A Bit Of Colour. Paint your toes with a sparkly or bright colour to take all the attention away from your legs and it will look great in the pool!

And don't beat yourself down if you see amazing legs on an advert without any imperfections because I guarantee she has. Everyone has amazing legs.
Hannah Rose 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Inspirational Friday

I've decided to post some inspirational photos now and again, to brighten up you days or even set them off with you smiling! Have a great Friday,
Hannah Rose 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

H & M Haul

Hello blog world! As you may know, I have been away for a week in sunny boiling hot Turkey with my boyfriend! So to get back in to this, here's a little nosey into my latest H&M trip for you. My nearest H&M is actually really good most of the time although I still haven't found the bobbles with the rose gold plastic on it! Some of the prices might be wrong because I cut all the tags off as I took most of this to Turkey!

Left to right- £6.99 - £3.99 (I bought this to layer) - £

I think this mint lace vest top was £19.99 or £15.99 (sorry!)

The make up bag I bought because I am going on three holidays this year and its a great size and it's metallic purple! It was £4.99. The sunglasses case is to pop into any bag and its coral- yay! It was £1.99. The earrings were £3.99 and the bracelet was £4.99.

Black shorts £7.99 (which I also bought in blue but couldn't find them...

Hope you enjoyed that quick haul. What's your favourite item that I bought? Are you going to rush in and buy something?
Hannah Rose 

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Traveling OTTD

So I am off to Turkey for the week and I'm so excited! Night flight but will be worth it! I'm having a week off blogging, as much as I love it! Here's what I'm wearing to travel, the flights only 4 hours, but I wanted to be comfy! I haven't yet decided what cardigan to wear. Quickest blog post ever! Enjoy your week, hope the sun shines where you are.

Vest Top- H&M
Black Maxi Skirt- River Island
Bracelet- Primark
Scarf- International (I think thats hope you spell it)
Anchor Earrings- Topshop
Hair- In a quick and easy fish tail plait, nice and simple for the journey!

Hope I get a decent tan, miss you all!
Hannah Rose 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Liebster Blog Award

My first nomination for a blog award- yay! I've been nominated by Mandy from The Little Things in Life and the lovely Anna from ANNALITTLEFASHION! Because I had Mandy's first I shall answer her questions!
The award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followersLiebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.
The rules are-
  1. Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves to get to know the blogger.
  2. Answer the 11 question that the person who awarded you posted to be answered.
  3. Choose 11 people to whom you want to award this.
  4. Tell them that you nominated them.
  5. And last, make up 11 question for the next person to answer.

So here are my 11 Random Facts About Me
  1. I am learning to drive and have had 12 lessons.
  2. I have been with my boyfriend for nearly two years.
  3. I work in a bookshop part-time.
  4. I'm Welsh.
  5. I'm an impulse buyer.
  6. I hate the hairdressers.
  7. I am the biggest list maker you'll ever meet.
  8. I am a huge Desperate Housewives fan.
  9. I have been wearing my toe ring for a year.
  10. I am going to University next September.
  11. I have a bracelet that I don't take off that means love that my boyfriend bought me.
11 Questions from Mandy
1. What is your favorite food?
Steak, mash potato or pineapple.
2. What is the food that you hate the most?
Without a doubt, mushrooms.
3. If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
Travel wherever I wanted whenever I like.
4. What is your favorite talent that you have?
Singing probably.
5. Do you play weird games in cars on long rides, if so, what?
No weird games, just your usual Solitaire.
6. Do you have pets?
Two doggies.
7. What are your nicknames?
Hann, Willibum:(, Ginge.
8. Have you ever been lost, where?
On tour with my choir in Venice, a few of us were lost!
9. What's your favorite song?
At the moment? Taylor Swift- Mean.
10. What are your pet peeves?
Stepping on the backs of my shoes!
11. If you only had one thing, what would it be?

My 11 Questions
  1. What is your dream job?
  2. Who is your style icon at the moment?
  3. Worst house chore?
  4. Tea or Coffee?
  5. Best Disney movie?
  6. Where were you in August 2005?
  7. Have you ever been in love?
  8. Dyed your hair? How many times?
  9. Have you ever had your nails done?
  10. What colour top are you wearing?
  11. Support any Charities? Which ones?
The Blogs I Nominate

Thanks again Mandy and Anna for the award! Enjoy passing it around,
Hannah Rose 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 'Soft Coral'

As you may have realised, I'm a big lipstick junkie. I don't have the money to buy MAC and YSL all the time, but I am happy with drugstore lipsticks and as I was on the lookout for a coral colour, I was so pleased when I saw this by Rimmel. The colour is 'Soft Coral' and the number is 600. It is a moisture renew lipstick which I haven't tried before, so I thought I'd give it a go. It's £6.29 and no one can complain about it being expensive. It's really worth the pounds for the product you're paying for. It comes in a bright, glossy purple plastic tube which I'm sure you're all familiar with. It's light and is overall fun!

The colour is coral with a soft pink undertone, which I think is great as the name isn't lying. It has tiny silver reflects in it which gives it a bit of a shimmer too. It feels a bit gritty actually because of the tiny glitter particles but they go once on. Soft Coral has a slight watery texture which allows smooth application and it applies glossy.

Swatch with light-
 Swatch with natural light-

 Swatch in light-

 Swatch in natural light-

Positives- Very easy to apply and is moisturising indeed, lasts long
Negatives- Colour fades easily- could maybe to with a base?

Overall, I love this lipstick and use it most days. I would definitely repurchase it as the colour works all day. What other coral lipsticks have you tired and liked?
Hannah Rose 

Monday, 25 June 2012

A Summer Primark Haul

Yes, this is the rather large Primark haul I have been promising, I hope you enjoy and you find something you like and have the urge to buy! These are things I have purchased on a number of trips to Primark along with my Mum. I could write a book on my local Primark, it's much messier than you can imagine, worst one I've been in, but at the same time it's very good.

Anyway, here's most of my Primark beauties...
Left to right- Blue beach dress £5 - Striped maxi dress £10

These two summer dresses should brighten this horrible rainy day for you! On the left is a short beach dress with white rope-like straps. I bought this to wear to the beach and pool on holiday. The right is a grey maxi dress with stripes that has a low front and back that is also for the poolside and wandering around on holiday.

These two collar vest tops are my favourite purchases in this haul. The yellow one is sheer and I wore it in my last OOTD. It has gold buttons and a white collar. The pink/ nude one has a black collar, no buttons and gold plastic detail on the collar which I think is very gorgeous.
Left to right- £10  £6

The usual shorts from Primark as I was in desperate need of light blue denim shorts and this amazing bikini I found! It's almost like dip-dye and I absolutley love it! Might take the padding out as it's a little too much boob-age.
Left to right- Blue denim shorts £5 - Bikini top £5 -  Bikini bottoms £3

Two cropped vests which I was in great need of. The great 
Left to right- Dark grey vest top with  black sparkly heat £4  - Light grey vest top with sequined flamingo £5

Hehe, these always make me giggle! I bought these to wear on the Diamond Jubilee weekend and got so many compliments! But I would say for the same number of compliments I got, I saw someone else wearing them!
Union Jack Washed Leggings- £ 10

Some bits from the underwear/ PJ's section are the two bandeau that I've seen around. I couldn't find the sea blue one I wanted so I bought these, to go under big vest tops or over a bikini. The pajamas are for my holiday to Turkey with my boyfriend.
Left to right- Both bandeaus £3 (I think)  - Pajama top £3 - Pajama Bottoms £3

Haven't purchased much accessorie type bits from Primark as it is literally like a bomb has hit the floor, so as I stayed on the outside, I found these. Usual hair slides/ kirby grips some pastel coloured bobbles of all sizes and a pastel ring that was in a recent OOTD.
Left to right-Slides £1 - Bobbles £1 - Ring £2

Who doesn't love a good pair of sunglasses for £2? As I loose and break them easily, I'm sticking to cheap and cheerful ones.

So that's my haul for you today! Hope you're having a good Monday, I have a very bad head from when 11 of my friends came round for some drinks and card games- it was worth it! I am going to Turkey with my boyfriend in 12 DAYS! And he comes home from Fiji in four days after being there for five weeks already! Hence all the hauls, I have to keep busy you see! Might do a What's in my..... for different holiday bits soon, as I've already packed! Overall I'm pleased with my purchases, speak soon.
Hannah Rose 

Friday, 22 June 2012

7 Things For 7 Days

As many of you (hopefully!) have been enjoying Louise's '7 Things For 7 Days' series, she has asked anyone and everyone to get involved and join in. All you have to do is set REALISTIC weekly goals to get motivated to achieve (writing lists is one of my motivational ways- I'm a big list writer) things you want to achieve.

1. Exercise- Now I think this shall be on everyones list in some shape or form. I went for a run yesterday morning and my knees are killing me. I wish there was a swimming pool or gym with in walking distance as I have not passed my test yet. Running at least three times a week will have to do.

2. Be an organised packer- I am jetting off to Turkey with my boyfriend in 16 days- ahh! I have a mental idea of what shoes to take and that is it... Need to write a list haha...

3. Cook- Not an eight course meal, just something nice for the family.

4. Make a decision- I am an awful decision maker. Terrible. Horrific. I sit there in a restaurant saying 'Gammon or a burger, gammon or a burger'... So my big decision will be what I want to apply for in Uni and tell my mother!

5. Stop spending so much in Boots- Because I live very very close to a Boot it's ever so tempting to wander in and buy two or three things but not a few times a week! Bad Hannah. I just don't feel I have enough lipsticks... Or eyeshadows... Or lip liners... Oh dear...

6. Less snacking on the bad stuff- Let's face it, it's not 'bad', it's bloody yummy. Crispy and chocolate and sweets just seem to fill me up more than a banana or an apple. But more snacking on the bad stuff equals fat fat fat, so lets see if I can keep it to one a day for a week!

7. Don't blog about unexciting things- Who's going to want to look at and read my blog if its a load of crap? I need to keep in with the trends and up to date in the blogging work. No slacking!

I hope you all will have a go, it's great fun and I could honestly think of seven more! Have fun!
Hannah Rose 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Good Day Sunshine- OOTD

Good day everyone! I'm going to my local bar/ grill for a meal tonight and I thought I'd show you my first OOTD!

Sheer Yellow Top- Primark
White Vest Top- Primark
Grey Leggings- H&M
Shoes- Dune at Debenhams
Earrings- Debenhams
Bracelets- Oasis
Ring- Primark
Sunglasses- Primark
Nail Polish- Barry M, Blue Moon

Hannah Rose

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Update and Haul!

Oh my gosh. I haven't posted a blog in over a month and I really miss it- sorry! Just haven't got round to coming on. The boyfriend is away for 5 weeks volunteering in Fiji (so proud) but I have been so busy and he is home in two weeks. I have a pile of stuff to review and show and I have been shopping non-stop for summer, although there is no point in this weather in UK. This is a quick part of a huge amount (which I forgot to post AGES ago) of stuff I've written all down to show and review for you all.

Firstly I bought this watch from River Island for £18 and I just died for it. I has a this leather brown strap with a gorgeous diamant√© outline and a bird with flowers in the background. I haven't seen this on any other blog which is quite surprising, but isn't it lovely?!

 This bracelet was in the River Island sale from £5 to £2 which I thought was great. It has a gold chain with a hamster hand with a diamond in the middle.

I visited Superdrug also and purchased the liquid eye-liner in shade 1 which I haven't tried yet same with the eye-shadow in shade 11.They were both £1. Will review soon.

This I couldn't live with. I love this eye make-up remover!! Its cheap at £3.39 and with a cotton pad is very effective although sometimes I get watery eyes but I think that's because I smudge eye make-up into it!

I'm going to be posting what I did on my Birthday, asap. Need to take pictures of what I received first and of my amazing surprise from my boyfriend. I have clothes, shoes, make-up, cosmetics, nail varnish and a possible room tour/ make up collection if enough people want to have a nosey! Will be posting soon!
Hannah Rose

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Worst Blogger Ever...

Hey guys! Just finished another day in the bookshop and revision is calling. My exams are from the 16th-25th of May so they will be over soon! I have lots of reviews, how too's, tips and hauls coming so bear with me! Sorry to all my followers, stay with me and I'll be around after exams-
Hannah Rose <3

Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter Sunday

A quick post and update! Happy Easter! Hope you all  had a great time. I spent mine with 15 members of my family as mum was cooking so I take my hat off to her! Sorry I haven't been posting, it has been my birthday and I had a huge surprise! Posts coming soon!

Yes I know I had too much chocolate!

Hannah Rose 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Cheaper Version 1

I've decided too start a new weekly/ whenever I find them post. 'Cheaper Version' as I love finding new bargains and I'm sure you do too!
I'm in the middle of making my Birthday wishlist as Mum always asks for one! I really wanted these gorgeous shoes from River Island...

They retail at £60.00 Which I think is a little too much.... But when I saw these beauties I couldn't believe it!
 I went on Garage, I found these for £29.99- HALF PRICE and almost identical. Definitely worth it girls.