Thursday, 24 August 2017

5 Products I'm Excited To Try | Bloggers Made Me Buy It

Hello lovelies,

Recently when reading blog post reviews of products I've been writing a little list of things I want to buy that has been recommended. That way when I go shopping I have an idea of what a good product is to buy! I've been really enjoying this style of shopping lately, especially with make-up and skin care products. I remember the days of going into Boots or Superdrug and picking something up just to see what it was like, however, I don't have as much of a budget to simply do that so I tend to only buy things when they've had a pretty good review and I'm excited to try it myself. Of course, not always is it a success that I love the product but it's always a great place to start!

So today I thought I would share some of these products which I've recently picked up and look forward to trying!


Winky Lux Green Flower Balm - £13 (£6.50 SALE)

I recently bought this flower balm in the Beauty Bay sale! I've heard a lot about them and thought it looked unbelievably cute and interesting! It claims to change colour adapting to your natural lips colour. I'm a little sceptical about this but I'm happy to give it a try and if it doesn't work then at least it looks nice!



KIKO Powder Blush - £5.90

I have to be honest, I've had this gorgeous blusher for quite a while but haven't been able to bring myself to use it. It's gorgeous! So aesthetically pleasing that I simply don't want to ruin it. Although I'm super excited to see what the colour payout is going to be, it looks like it's going to be super pigmented but who knows. I'm super intrigued to see how it's going to apply, maybe temptation will get the better of me!


 Lacura Hot Cloth Cleanser - £4.99

I've recently seen this hot cloth cleanser compared and talked about as a dupe for the famously well known Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser. At £4.99 from ALDI, I thought this was a bargain and something that I immediately wanted to try out for myself. I want to test to see whether it lives up to the recommendations and whether it really is worth the hype! Of course, because it was from ALDI it isn't something which is always available and I was lucky enough to pick the last one up on the shelf!




Primark - Makeup remover cloth - £1.50

There's been a lot of talk lately about the makeup eraser cloth that sounds amazing but with the price tag of £16, it's a little out my budget! That's when I saw Just Jodes use this one in a video and I was really intrigued! For only £1.50 I thought it was worth putting it to the test to see if it actually works! You might see it in an upcoming favourites post, watch this space.



L.A. Girl Light Yellow Pro Conceal HD High Definition Concealer - £5


I recently asked for recommendations for something to order on Beauty Bay (as if I needed any encouragement!) I received plenty of responses about this concealer, I decided to order the yellow colour corrector as it claims 'to brighten under eye circles and correct dullness'. With the amount of uni stress and late nights, I thought I could definitely do with this product in my makeup bag! I'm looking forward to seeing if this lives up to the reviews. 


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this style of post, it's a little different from usual but as I had collected a few things together I wanted to take the opportunity to share them with you! Have you tried any of these products? Would you give them a hit or a miss? 

- Hanney xo




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Thursday, 17 August 2017

Finding the perfect summer fragrance*

L'Occitane Soft & Delicate Cherry Blossom Fragrance
Going on holiday is always exciting. There are several ways I like to document and remember my trips away. One of my favourite ways is having a specific scent for a holiday. It's always lovely to come home and spray that fragrance all over and remember what it was like on holiday. Unfortunately, it doesn't bring the amazing weather back with it but I find it's a lovely way to bring back some memories. 

In September I'm heading to Milan with my best friend and I've been on the hunt for a new summer fragrance to take on holiday with me, something quite light and floral. I'd thought I'd share this post with you today about some fragrances I've been testing, trying and loving recently! 


L'Occitane store in Bath
I was recently shopping in Bath and passed the L´Occitane store and decided to see what fragrances they have to offer. I wanted to quickly talk about my experience in store as I am overly impressed and left feeling a very happy customer. The staff were ever so friendly and helpful. I was immediately offered some Elderflower water which I must add was lovely! I explained that I was looking for something light, floral and fresh. I was instantly recommended, Cherry Blossom which was the perfect one for me! I explored a few other popular choices, however, was soon brought back to the beautiful Cherry Blossom scent with notes of freesia, cherry and lily of the valley. Something which I noticed and loved was the variety of formats; roll-on, travel minis as well as alcohol-free solid perfumes. The roll-on formulas are perfect for popping in your handbag and topping up whilst on the go. Not only are these fragrances pretty but practical too! 

Check out the full range of fragrances L´Occitane.


Dolce&Gabbana - L'Impératrice 3' eau de toilette
I've recently been loving this D&G Fragrance which I actually received as a birthday present last year from my best friend (Thanks, Ams!) It comes in a gorgeous glass bottle, however, is rather heavy to carry around in my handbag so I will definitely look at taking some in a small atomiser bottle. The scent of this perfume is described as exotic fruits and bright pink florals which I would say sums it up perfectly! 

Check out the fragrance here.


Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
I actually received this perfume, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream as a present too! It's a fragrance I've been loving for quite a while. It's a very light, dreamy scent. With fruity and floral notes creating an elegant fragrance. Perfect for on holiday or for special occasions! This comes in a gorgeous glass bottle which again is very heavy and would have to be taken in an atomiser. You can read my full review in more detail here.

Check out the fragrance here.

Top tip: When you spray the perfume onto your skin, don't rub your wrists together as it breaks up the top notes within the perfume. It will last much longer and smell as beautiful as it does when it comes out the bottle if you leave it to naturally soak into your skin. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on which fragrances you recommend I take on holiday with me. What fragrances have you been loving recently? 


- Hanney xo


*This post is sponsored by Three Pipe for their client L'Occitane. However, as always, all opinions are my own. 

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

1,000 BLOG FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY




THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED!

Thank you to everyone who entered and took part! 


Hello, lovelies!

I'm super excited to be writing this post! I recently reached 1,000 followers on Bloglovin'. I wanted to celebrate by giving back to one of you. I have decided to host this giveaway as a way of saying thank you! It might seem like a little number to some people but to me, it's a huge milestone! It's so rewarding to have people who constantly read each blog post of mine and take the time to write a comment and/or share it on social media. It honestly means so much to me and I love it. The engagement with blogging and the general community continues to amaze me with how supportive everyone is and how many others there are! 

Without further a do, I'll get into the post by telling you what you can win. I recently asked on Twitter what prizes you would like to see in the giveaway. You asked I listened! 


  1. NYX Professional Strobe of Genius Illuminating Palette (£16) 
  2. Model's Own Rock 'N' Rosy Blush Palette in Pyxie Pink (£14.99)
  3. Tanya Burr Birthday Suit Eye Shadow Palette (£5.99) 
  4. Garnier Moisture Bomb Soothing Face Mask (£2.99) 
  5. Garnier Moisture Bomb Re-Balancing Face Mask (£2.99) 
  6. Kiko Nail Varnish (£4) - £2
  7. I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts in Candy Queen of Hearts (£4.99)
  8. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes (£6) 
  9. NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken (£7)
  10. A range of Clinique samples (£3)
(That's over £60 worth of beauty products!)



What do you have to do to enter you might ask? 
I've kept it super simple by using Rafflecopter as the host. Simply fill out the form below, follow me on some of my social medias (I'll follow back, yay!) and that's it! Pretty simple really!

*This giveaway is open to UK Residents only* 
(I'm really sorry but shipping costs are really expensive!) 

*This giveaway is open and accepting entries from Thursday 10th August until Wednesday 13th September*

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Good luck to everyone who enters, thank you so much! 

- Love Hanney

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

My Birthday Wishlist | Lifestyle


Hello lovelies,

I can't quite believe that we're in August already! Exciting because it's almost autumn but at the same time super scary that we're so far through the year! However, in 9 days time, it's going to be my 21st birthday. I can't quite believe it, I don't wanna grow up! I feel like this is the year that means it's time to be an adult and do proper adult things, not sure I'm ready for that much responsibility just yet! 

As always, just before your birthday you always get asked what presents you would like and speak for myself my mind goes blank and I can never remember all the things I've been saying 'I would love that, I'm going to put that on my birthday list'. However this year I decided to make a list and gradually add to it, (oops, sorry mum!). I thought I would share that list with you today to maybe give you some ideas of what to put on your own list as well as ideas for presents to give friends and family! 

*Slight disclaimer* 
No way in a million years do I expect to receive all of these amazing gifts, it's simply just ideas!






Thank you for reading this short but sweet post I hope it's given you some ideas! Are any of these things on your wishlist?

- Hanney xo


        
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