Getting Ready for Autumn.

Good morning, hows your Sunday going so far? Restful I hope! Grab yourself a nice warm drink and get ready for todays post.

Today I wanted to share a few things with you.

  1. This gorgeous bedding that I bought from Asda Living.
  2. My bedtime routine.
  3. Creating a comfortable bedroom space.

Because most of my shifts have been starting at 6:15am, I’ve been trying to get into bed before 10pm. I make sure that I open the window an hour before. There is nothing worse than trying to sleep in a room that is too hot. I’ve been loving lighting candles and putting fairy lights up. It feels so cozy! I’ve been slacking on my reading over the past couple of months. I haven’t been able to get into reading as much as I used to. I’ve been challenging myself to read at least one chapter throughout the day.

I’m currently reading Kalyn Nicholson’s book called Catcher. You can buy it from Amazon. 

With Autumn just around the corner I’m in the process of moving some things around in the flat, this includes, new throws, pillows, candles, and art. Yes, art. I’ve bought a couple of pieces from Etsy. I just need to buy a couple of frames then they will be ready to put up.

The boy and I have just bought a rug for the living area, it’s looking and feeling more like our home already. I bought some cushions to match the rug. They are both neutral colours.

I’m so excited for Autumn. I’ve started filming more videos over on my YouTube channel. I will have two new videos going up next week. Click here to subscribe to my channel. 

Much love,
Hannah x

My Bedside Table Essentials.

Hello! I hope that you all have had a great week and are taking the weekend to just relax and recharge. If you’re working this weekend (like I am) make sure you get some ‘me time’ in during the evening times.

Today I want to share my bedside table essentials with you. I’ve been thinking about uploading a post like this for a while now. I always find it so interesting to see what other people put on their bedside tables.

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I would love to know what you have as your bedside table essentials.

Much love,

Hannah x

Night-Time Essentials.

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Today I want to share with you a few of the products I’ve been loving to use before I go to bed. There is nothing better than getting into bed having done a full pampering session on yourself. A few weeks ago I picked up this Clean and Clear blackhead clearing daily scrub. I tend to get a fair few blackheads around my nose area and it makes me feel quite self-conscious. After using this for a few days I could already notice a difference. It’s also worth mentioning that this product is oil free. (hands up if you’re an oily t-zone person) I like to do this scrub in an evening time as i can let my skin breath overnight rather than putting makeup over the top straight away.

There is something so therapeutic about putting a face mask on, lying down on your bed and reading a good book. I know it’s recommended to leave the face mask on for between 10-15 minutes, but I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that it’s likely I leave it on for 30 minutes.

That enough about your face eh? Lets move on to body! I’ve been using (yes I know) another Soap and Glory product. What can I say! They have great products. My boyfriend’s mum bought me this as a Christmas gift and I have to tell you, it is one of the best body moisturisers that I’ve ever used. It smells amazing and it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft.

I would love to know what products you use for your daily night-time routine. 

– Hannah ❤

My Spring Make-up Bag.

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Who’s excited that it’s Friday? Do you have much planned for the weekend?

Today I want to share with you my Spring Make-up bag. These are products that I use on an every-day basis. I would say the products that I’m using now are the best for me skin and I’m very happy with the finished look after using them.

Some of the products you might recognise from one of my previous posts from last year. Yes, some are still the same as to be honest, I’m so in love with the product, I don’t want to change to something else right now.

✨I’m still using Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Basics Palette. I am so. in. love. with all of the shades in this palette and I have been from the moment I bought it. I’ve hit pan on about 4 of the shades and I will be definitely re-purchasing this again soon!

Collections Long Lasting Perfection concealer has been a long time love of mine. I don’t even know how many of these I have used up. It’s a product I make sure I never run out of!

✨Soap and Glory! Now, this is the first time that I’ve ever used their products and I can tell you now they have and will be products that I have in my makeup bag at all times. The eyeliner is just perfect for me. It’s not too think and it’s super easy to apply. It lasts all day which means I don’t have to top it up whilst I’m at work too. I’ve been on the hunt for a great high street mascara for a while now and finally, I’ve found it! Soap and Glory’s Think and Fast mascara is amazing! It allows me to apply the perfect amount of product to my lashes without looking too clumpy.

✨I’m quite lucky that I’m blessed with fairly good skin. My breakouts and very minimal and I’m able to manage my makeup and skincare routines quite well. I do however tend to get a little redness around my nose which I like to even out. I also get quite an oily t-zone which can cause difficulties in finding a good foundation that won’t enhance that. For a lot of time, I’ve avoided using foundations and just stuck the to concealer. That was until I found Loreal’s Infallible 24Hr Matte Foundation and I have to say! Where has this been all of my life? I use it everyday! It covers my redness and because it’s matte, its absolutely fine to apply on and around my t-zone.

✨I love a good lipstick and I’m forever changing brands but there is always one thing that is all of my lip products have, they are all pretty much the same shade of pink. I love pink! I think it goes perfect with my skin tone and it’s not too overpowering that its the only thing you focus on. At the minute I’m loving using Barry M’s Matte Me Up lip paint. It just glides on your lips and lasts all day. I recently featured it in one of my Monday Must Have posts. You can read that here.

That’s everything I’m pretty much carrying around in my make-up bag. I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Let me know what make-up products you’re currently loving. If you have any product suggestions for me to try out, I would love to read about them too. 

Have a lovely weekend!

– Hannah ❤

Getting a Head Start on Mondays.

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Hey there! It’s been a pretty busy week over here! I did my first full week at work which was great. I’m loving working in a coffee shop. It’s so intimate and friendly. And of course, THE COFFEE! I’m back at work tomorrow, I can’t wait to see what this working week brings.

Today I had a day off, as did the boyfriend. We woke up kind of early, got ready and made our way to McDonalds for have breakfast. I feel like I’ve not had breakfast there in a while. We decided that we would do a big food shop today so after breakfast we made our way to Lidl.

It was a productive shop I think. Being an adult is strange…

It’s starting to get a bit warmer too which is great so it was nice walking between the shops. I’m truly sick of the rainy and cold weather.

Every Sunday I try and do a big clean up but today I wanted to do a big spring clean of the apartment. That means, washing up done, laundry done, bedding changed, bathroom thoroughly cleaned, etc.

It’s so nice to get ready for the coming week. Tidy house, tidy mind I always say! I like to be able to go to bed on a Sunday night and be able to get ready for work without my mind feeling cluttered because the apartment is messy.

On Sundays (in preparation for Monday) I often like to:

✨ Do a hair/face mask

✨ Meal prep for the following day/week

✨ Wash my makeup brushes

✨ Prepare my clothes for the following day

✨ Write in my journal

✨ Read a book

Those are just a few things I like to do to prepare to have a successful start to the week. A little self-care and pampering always puts me in a good mood and ready to have a productive week.

What do you do to prepare for a successful Monday?

– Hannah ❤

Making Your Home a Safe Haven.

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It’s been a week since I arrived in my new home and I’ve got to say, I’m absolutely loving it!

I feel so comfortable and at ease here, however I have to admit that I’ve had moments were I’ve felt lost or unsettled. I have been doing a few things to help me feel more at home and settled for those moments when I’m feeling a little out of sorts.

I thought that other people might benefit from me sharing my experience.

  • Make your space a safe haven.
    For me I light candles, have everything neat and organised. I find that this offers me a place to feel comfortable and relaxed. I have also been setting up fairy lights around my mirror as thats where I put my makeup on. I like to read before going to sleep, so I ensure that I have my Kindle, a couple of candles, a nice throw. I try and always set my pyjamas out before I go to bed. Creating this space, for me at least gives me a chance to unwind from the day. 
  • Establish a routine!
    I find it so difficult to stick to meal times. The boyfriend and I have been trying to meal plan a lot so we can fit meals around work and things. I’ve been trying to get up at the same time everyday, I have found this has been a huge help to my mood too. Since I’m not going to the gym anymore, I’ve been trying to fit at least 20 minutes of yoga into my day too. Not having a job can really start to make you feel like the days and hours are blending into one big long day, I’ve tried to add as much structure to my day as possible. (I’ve just got a job today so, I should have to worry about this too much now!)
  • Look after yourself! 
    Moving to a new place can be a scary thing. Even if you are staying in the same area, it can still be quite daunting. Make yourself that full fat hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. Eat that pack of cookies thats been on your mind since you moved in. Get into bed and binge on Netflix shows with a cuppa tea by your side. This is your space and you deserve to enjoy it. 

So those are my three tips for when you’re moving house. To be fair even if you’re not moving house and you just want to feel more comfortable in your surroundings, these tips are also useful.

Let me know what tricks and tips you have for making your space feel comfortable. 

– Hannah ❤

I’ve Met Someone.

After my previous relationship, I truly felt like I could never care or trust someone new. I thought that I didn’t deserve to be loved. I thought that I could never find someone to accept my strange and quirky traits. I thought that I could never find someone who would be just weird as me.

But, then I did find someone.

Over the past few months I’ve been talking to this guy. He is very sweet, passionate and caring. He knows his own mind and he makes me laugh.

I feel as though I can be myself when I’m with him.

He accepts all of my weird traits. When we’re together, I never stop laughing. He’s incredibly sarcastic and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

He values family, its adorable!

He isn’t afraid to tell me how he feels.

He understands me.

When I’m feeling down, he knows the right things to say. I want to be there for him just as much as he is there for me.

He is the first person I think about when I wake up; and he’s the first person I think about before I go to sleep.

I can’t wait to see where this year will take us. It’s going to be amazing!

I can’t believe he introduced me to his family, they were just as incredible as he had made them out to be. At the end of this month, I can’t wait to introduce him to my family.

I want everyone to know what a fantastic person I have in my life.