My Go To Spring Lipstick.

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Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend and are feeling excited and ready for a new week. I certainly am!

I tend to go through stages of wearing lipstick and just sticking to lip balm. With the weather warming up it’s inspired and motivated me to experiment a bit more with my make-up.

Late last year I purchased this high shine lip crayon from Primark. When I moved house I rediscovered it. It’s a strong pigmented pink and I love how it looks on my lips. I have been reaching for this lipstick more and more over the past couple of weeks. It’s going to be one of my favourite lipsticks this spring!

What lipsticks have you been reaching for this Spring?

– Hannah ❤

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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 ❤

Must Have Monday.

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Hello everyone!

It’s nearly mid April and I’m sure that a lot of you are thinking the same as me “lets get my body ready for summer!” It can’t be just me?

I used to be quite good at pushing myself to exercise as I loved the feeling that I got when I did an intense workout. However I feel that I lost that discipline over the winter time. With all the cold weather, wintery foods, and chocolate it’s safe to say that I put weight on. It’s really difficult for me to not dwell on the weight that I’ve gained but I’m proud of how I’ve been handling it.

I’ve been getting back into regularly exercising and one of the things that I’ve been focusing on is my arms (I hate them if I’m honest) so that brings me to this weeks Must Have Monday.

These weights! Honestly I’m so happy that I picked them up. They do wonders for toning my arms. I’m starting to feel more confident in myself already.

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

– 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 ❤

Must Have Monday.

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Happy Monday to you all! How was your weekend?

Today I want to share a couple of things I’ve been loving recently. Spring has just arrived and I have cracked out the blue denim jacket. I picked this up from H&M a couple of years ago and I’m still very much in love with it! It’s slightly cropped so it’s perfect to pair it up with a daytime dress and a pair of sandals.

The second thing I want to share with you are these gorgeous earrings that I recently picked up from Peacocks. They are perfect for Spring and I cannot wait to start wearing these! These are still available, click here to buy.

I hope you have a fantastic Monday!

– Hannah ❤

Hello Spring.

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The past few days have been amazingly sunny and I’ve been trying to take full advantage of it.

Nothing builds confidence more than a bright, sunny Spring day. I love the feeling of putting on a summery dress a pink lipstick.

✨ It makes me feel confident.

✨ It makes me feel positive.

✨ It makes me feel body-confident.

Recently I have been looking up spring inspiration on Pinterest. I want to change up my style this spring. I’ve been loving my natural curls but I want to change my hair colour a little, maybe some blonde highlights. I also want to learn how to plait my hair. (Any tips on how to do this would be greatly appreciated)

I also want to experiment more with my makeup. I have a greeny colour eyeliner so I’m going to be learning how to apply that, I think that it will look great with my eye colour.

Will you be changing up your style this Spring?

– Hannah ❤

Must Have Monday!

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I’ve been so excited to share this post with you!

Recently I have been so in love with this product! I love the shade of colour and it stays on all day! What more could I want from a lipstick?

The boyfriend and I went to Canterbury today and I decided that I would wear this and I’m so happy that I did. It stayed on even after eating lunch and drinking coffee. So it’s a solid 10/10 from me! 

I’ve had this lipstick for a while but it wasn’t till I was talking to someone at work about it that I decided to get it out and give it a proper try out. I always feel so much more confident when I’ve got lipstick on so it was definitely a nice confidence boost for me today!

Go Go GO GO! Buy it! You will not regret it. (FYI This post is not sponsored)

Enjoy the rest of your Easter Monday!

– Hannah ❤

Why Building Confidence Has Become My No. 1 Goal!

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Confidence is always something that I’ve struggled with. Over the past year or so I’ve been trying my upmost best to build up my confidence.

I often feel like I am trying to prove to myself that I can do things. I can go to the shops by myself. I can get on that train by myself. To be quite honest I feel a bit strange writing this down because if you’ve followed me for a while you will know that I moved away for university. I also went and lived in South Korea by myself.

So for someone who has lived alone and managed to move halfway across the world, how can they struggle with confidence?

Well to tell you the truth I go through phases of being confident and then being withdrawn. Some days I feel like I can do anything. Then other days it’s like I don’t have any confidence and I just want to hide away.

It’s very frustrating, I want to be confident.

To build my confidence I have tried to make myself do small things. Maybe I will walk to the shop by myself. Maybe I will go and sit in a coffee shop for an hour or so. or maybe I will get on a bus and go to a nearby town for the day. Like I said, some days all of those things are so easy and enjoyable to accomplish and I quite often don’t even think about it. Other days its a chore to do those things.

One of the things I learnt whilst doing CBT was to reward the things that you find difficult. I try and set myself goals of the things I want to achieve. Once I achieve a goal I make sure that I reward myself for doing it. My CBT therapist always emphasised the importance of this technique as it trains the brain to recognise the goal as a positive thing rather than something to be anxious/scared about.

Over the coming week I’m going to be working on taking walks by myself. You might be aware that I’ve just moved to a new place so I’m working on making myself feel more comfortable here. I think this is a very positive step for me so I’m looking forward to achieving this goal. I think that it will do wonders for my confidence. 😀

What techniques do you use to build your confidence?

– Hannah ❤

10 Things I Tell Myself When I’m Feeling Down.

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We all have those days where we have had a relatively good day but for some reason we end up feeling a bit meh.

Today was one of those days for me. I had a great day at work, I came home and had a snack, I watched some Netflix then before I knew it I didn’t feel great. I’m not sure what made me feel like that. I picked myself up and did a little bit of yoga. I always find that doing yoga allows me to stretch out my stresses. I’ve been feeling quite body conscious recently and doing yoga today has helped me feel a bit more at ease with myself.

On those days where yoga just isn’t enough I find that writing down the positive things in my life really helps.

Here are 10 things I that I tell myself when I’m feeling down:

✨ I am enough.

✨ Things will get better.

✨ I have overcome so much. I can overcome this too.

✨ I am my biggest investment.

✨ Keep being me.

✨ I have achieved so much.

✨ I am worthy.

✨ Take time to love myself.

✨ Do more of what makes me happy.

✨ Treat myself how I would treat others.

So those a just a few things I try to tell myself when I’m feeling down. I feel that by telling myself things like that on a regular bases really helps with my self-esteem and my confidence.

How do you deal with your bad days?

– Hannah ❤

I’m Starting YouTube!

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You may or may not know, over the past couple of weeks I’ve uploaded a couple of videos to my YouTube channel.

Have you seen them? No…? You can see them here. 

I’m hoping by starting to film and upload videos I can build my self-confidence. I struggle with speaking on camera but it’s always something I have wanted to do! I love making videos and I love to share my experiences and thoughts with other people.

I’m thinking that starting this channel will be a great focus for me.

If you have the time I would really appreciate it if you head over to my channel and see what I’ve been up to.

I will be continuing to upload here as I love blogging so much.

Thank you for your continuing support!

– Hannah ❤