If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you will realise that I only ever wear warm toned colours. I personally think Oranges and Browns suit me better than cool tones and have never even attempted to try to wear them but my new years resolution was to be much more adventurous with my makeup and to practise different looks as opposed to the same old orange cut crease day in day out.
Unfortunately I only got my eye look on snapchat so enjoy the bad quality but today I tried to do a black smokey look which I have never tried before and boy did it take a while. I was trying out some new products which had to be removed (Barry M body glitter and Barry M gold glitter which just did not blend at all *cries*) and use usual products.
This is the look that I came up with and the products that I used for the eye look, excuse the bad quality and fact that it’s only the top part of my face but I couldn’t get a good photo of my full face.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
- Nyx Blush in Taupe for the inside of the eyebrow
- Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW10
- Nyx Matte eyeliner in black
- Morphe palette 35k
- Perversion mascara
- Seventeen mascara
When I started this blog 6 months ago I didn’t think anything of it, purely a place to write my pregnant rants and have a little natter with friends but 6 months in (3 months with this blog) and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best things that I have done. I have met so many different incredible people and have given family and friends a better look into our lives.
I know that 200 followers isn’t a lot but I have had this blog for 3 months and seeing it grow like this has been so amazing for my confidence and my mental health, it has given me an identity other than stay at home mum and fiancee as much as I love these titles, it has made me feel like me.
This is a post that I have wanted to write for a long, long time and have been massively putting it off because I simply haven’t got around to it but finally here it is. I am constantly buying makeup, it is my absolute passion and every spare penny I get for myself I spend on it and rarely anything else. I am forever finding dupes for other products so I thought I would share some of the ones that I have found.
I know like a lot of you girls that single shadows are extremely collectable items and there’s something about them that I just really really enjoy. Maybe the uniform look when they’re all stacked up next to each other (in my ice cube trays in my vanity) but I have managed to find a couple of dupes.
The high end product that I have found is the Urban Decay single shadow in the colour ‘Chopper’. I love all of the packaging for the Urban decay single shadows and really can never have enough. This is a particular favourite of mine, it is a rich gold glittery gold that I usually use for the lid portion of a cut crease and I cannot rave about it enough.
However I have found an extremely similar colour and formula for a fraction of the price. Coming in at only £5.50 the Nyx Single in the colour ‘Gold Lust’ is an extremely similar colour. In fact I actually like the formula in this one more and it is more intense and stays on my lids for a lot longer.
As you can see in the swatches below the Urban Decay Shade is ever so slightly more bronzy but when on the lid you can not see the difference at all and to be perfecly honest I actually prefer the formula of the NYX shadow as it’s more pigmented and lasts a hell of a lot longer. The urban Decay formula is a lot more creamy though.
(Top NYX, bottom Urban Decay)
I hope you have found this post informative and have enjoyed reading it,
For years I have tried to convince Ricardo to let me do his makeup and I have always been met with a disappointing no but the other day he finally let me do it and boy was I prepared. I had been collecting little bits and bobs for the day that he would let me make him beautiful. He has always had the most stunning complexion, eyebrows, eyelashes and bone structure so I had been eager and extremely jealous of his pretty pretty face.
Having a dark skin tone he obviously wouldn’t suit my Ivory foundation so I had collected a tester of his colour foundation and failed to return a dark contour kit when I accidentally picked it up in superdrug on one occasion so i had been ready for some time.
What I used
- Urban Decay Naked skin in 8.0
- urban decay pore perfecting primer
- Elf concealer in light beige
- barry m sculpt and contour kit in medium-dark
- Eyelure London Eyebrow kit
- nyx Baked Blush in ignite
- Mua undress your skin highlight in Pink shimmer
- Nyx Matte Liquid Liner
- Morphe Palete in 35k
- Rimmel London Super Volume and Curl Mascara
- Nyx Lingerie 05
Here is the outcome x
and as you can see he was living for it.
When you have a child there are a number of first which are extremely exciting. There are also a number of firsts that really dread. Illness, swearwords and sleep interruptions all fall into that category but I think that the one that sticks in the minds of new mums minds the most is injections.
Usually babies have their injections at 8 weeks old but unfortunately a couple of weeks ago Leo had Bronchitis so we had to postpone them until now. Weeks upon weeks I have been dreading his immunisations and to be honest I’m already dreading him getting his next ones in a months time, they were horrific.
I think that the thing that was most upsetting was that he was in the best mood before he got them and was laughing up until the point that it was stuck in his leg. At that point he screamed and screamed and screamed. I have never heard him so upset or seen him go so red in the fact but it was heart breaking. Ricardo had to stand outside because he didn’t want to see it but I could feel my eyes filling up with tears and butterflies in my tummy as if I was the one getting three injections.
Fortunately because he missed his first nap he is now sound asleep and I think that the calpol made him drowsy but I’m looking forward to not sleeping for the next two days because I’m so paranoid about his temperature. Watch out for a bunch of posts soon.
If Leo wasn’t the happiest baby and still full of smiles I think I’d probably be a wreck right now but nothing seems to phase him.
speak soon Hannah x
Today I only have a short post but I just needed to tell you all about my new blog header because I’m so proud. One of my good good friends Charli is an extremely talented graphic designer and kindly commissioned me a blog header. Personally I love it and think it is completely amazing.
Take a look x
What do you guys think?
Also I have now created a new Youtube channel and hope to be uploading content in the next week, Subscribe to my channel to keep updated. You can view that Here.
Also Click Here to view Charli’s official website because she’s super talented.
Being a stay at home mum is usually one of those things where when people hear about it they assume that it’s easy or people have kids so they can stay at home. In reality being a stay at home mum is one of the most skilful and difficult jobs you can do.Days of only speaking to the baby and your other half, having to balance doing all of the housework with having a needy and ever demanding baby and working all day every day (and night.) I haven’t had more than 6 hours sleep (still interrupted) since the baby has been born and sometimes the tiredness is unfathomable but you get through it.
Although being tired is something that is fairly easy to deal with, one of the things which is more challenging is the baby blues, especially in the first few months. It really is a struggle and I’m not saying this to put anyone off having babies but it is the truth. I have suffered with years and years of mental health difficulties and found that this was one of the things that I was most nervous about when I was close to having Leo.
When Leo was first-born, even though all there was extreme love for him and It was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life I found myself crying and feeling horrificly low for weeks. The smallest thing would set me off, like adverts and being out of my favourite food, I’d be bawling and feel like I couldn’t cope.
Luckily I found that after a few months my hormones settled down and I was happier in general but there was the still the fact that staying at home all day with minimal interaction plays havoc with your mental health. There are a number of ways that I have been able stay as positive as possible for my mental health and for Leo.
- One of the ways that helps me is my blog, I have found it extremely positive to write down what I’m feeling or what I want to write about and being able to interact with other people online. I have made so many online friends and some days when the only words that I’ve uttered are high-pitched monosyllabic squeaks having people who I can message really get you up. I now understand the ‘Facebook mum’. Also being able to have my own identity and not just being Leo’s mum has been a real help. I have been able to keep my identity and my interests and have something to look forward to.
- Have goals and ambitions is a massive point. Ricardo and myself talk every day about the future and even though it might be a bit difficult with money at the moment it doesn’t really get us down because we just talk about how we can better ourselves and all the things we want to be able to provide Leo with. Even though he wasn’t born into the most ideal circumstances with our ages and situations but I am adamant that I am going to give Leo everything that he needs in the world and more.
- My friends have been the biggest godsend and have been such positive people in my life whether it’s online or trips for tea into our city they have been so positive. You hear every day people talking about how when they’ve had babies they’ve lost a lot of friends but I feel like I’ve been so blessed because I’ve got all of my friends and even gained some new friends. I can’t explain the amount of times I’ve needed my friends support.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this,
Having brought a new camera I have decided that I actually despise my face close up and the only reason I was comfortable before was because of filters and bad camera quality, saying that I am still going to persevere and carry on with my new years resolutions which was to be more out there and more confident with myself. *disclaimer excuse my wet hair, mum life did not provide me the time to dry my hair.* *also ignore how cakey my foundation is, I tried the lumi cushion this morning for the first time and did my makeup before it set before realising how much it clings.*
I feel like my day to day look is Oranges and Browns with a champagne or white glitterly look in a variety of styles so today I decided to delve into my bright eyeliners and switch it up a bit.
What I used
Mac Studio Finish W10
Modern Reneissance Palette
Urban Decay Ulitimate Basics Palette
ABH Dipbrow Chocolate
Elf eye primer in pearl
Nyx Liner in Vivid Violet
Hope you enjoyed the look speak soon x
I only realised today that I hadn’t updated my blog in four whole days which doesn’t sound a lot but usually I like to blog at least once a day or every other day. There is a real reason in which I haven’t blogged in a while which is that I’m looking to start new projects which will link with my blog but are still going a different route.
I have decided to start a new YouTube channel because as much as I love doing my blog and has made motherhood so much easier I am extremely dyslexic and writing a blog post is so difficult for me. You may have noticed that when you read my blogs it sounds like I’m speaking as that is the only way that I am able to write a blog post.
I will still be writing blog posts but they will be interlinked with my YouTube videos so that I will be able to spend less time on my blogs and more time on videos which I will find much easier and much less stressful.
I have gained the majority of my equipment and as soon as it is all here then I will start planning and Ricardo is going to edit my blovgs/vlogs as that is what he did at college.
I’m not sure whether I want for my blog to be baby based, lifestyle based, makeup based or a little bit of all of them.
What do you think that I should make videos about? please leave suggestions?