13 December 2016

Goodbye Wellington

View from my hotel
Tomorrow is a very exciting, nerve-racking and all together weird day for me. Tomorrow at 7pm I will be heading to the airport to leave Wellington and move back to Australia. I've spent the last 11 months in this beautiful city and could not be more thankful for everything that has happened this year. 

10 December 2016

The Accent Tag | Video

This week I did the Accent Tag on my channel! Here are the questions: 

1. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
2. What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
3. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
4. What do you call gym shoes?
5. What do you say to address a group of people?
6. What do you call the kind of spider(or spider-like creature) that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
7. What do you call your grandparents?
8. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
9. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?

10. What is the thing you change the tv channel with?

Check out my video below:

Hannah x


06 December 2016

Lush: Rub Rub Rub | Review

Lush Rub Rub Rub

Oh Lush, you certainly do have my heart. There's nothing I enjoy more than a luxurious Lush product. They always feel like such a treat to use! Rub Rub Rub is the first scrub that I have used from Lush. I received it as a birthday gift back in April from my wonderful mum. Today I am finally reviewing it for you! 

29 November 2016

Spring Nail Colours

Essie Tying the Knotie and Virgin Snow
Left: Tying the Knotie
Right: Virgin Snow

We are well and truly into Spring, in fact, it's almost Summer! In light of the nicer weather, that is hopefully on it's way, I purchased a few new Essie polishes. These two colours are perfect for warmer months! Here is what I picked up: 

24 November 2016

My Earthquake Experience | Video

Apologies for the lateness of this post, sometimes life just gets in the way and I've had a mega busy week! Here is the video I posted last Thursday about my experience with the recent earthquakes in New Zealand.

Check out my video below:

Hannah x


22 November 2016

Why You Should Do A Social Media Detox

Social Media Detox

Social media has become a huge part of modern life. As a blogger, it's an integral tool for me to connect with like minded people and share my content. People use social media to speak to loved ones, share their humour, promote their businesses and rally support for different causes. There are so many beneficial aspects to social media but, as I'm sure we all know, it can also have negative effect. So here's why you should do a social media detox right now!

17 November 2016

Get to Know Me Tag | Video

I did the Get to Know Me Tag! Here are the questions:

1. What is your middle name?
2. Share you favourite subject in high school.
3. What is your favourite drink?
4. What is your favourite song at the moment?
5. What would you (or have you) name your children?
6. Have you  participated in any sports?
7. What is your favourite book?
8. What is your favourite colour?
9. What is your favourite animal?
10. What is your favourite perfume?
11. What is your favourite holiday?
12. On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your childhood.
13. Have you been out of the country?
14. Do you speak any different languages?
15. Do you have any siblings?
16. What is your favourite store?
17. What is your favourite restaurant?
18. Did you like school?
19. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
20. What is your favourite movie?
21. What are some of your favourite tv shows?
22. PC or Mac?
23. What phone do you have?
24. How tall are you?
25. Do you have any pets?  

Check out my video below:

Hannah x


15 November 2016

Latest Beauty Steals

W7 Cosmetics In the Buff and theBalm Nude Tude

I think we can all agree that there is nothing better than a bargain. Today I'm going to share with you two products that I recently purchased. Big Bucket Deals had a pop up store in Wellington last week and over the weekend, so clearly I had to take advantage of the prices.

10 November 2016

Fireworks Night | Vlog

The fireworks in Wellington for Guy Fawkes Night were amazing! Plus I have a little chat about moving.  

Check out my vlog below:

Hannah x


08 November 2016

Maybelline: Illegal Length Mascara | Review

Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara

Maybelline is my go-to for mascara and today I'm sharing a product I've been loving all year. Their Illegal Length mascara has found its way into regular rotation in my make up routine.

03 November 2016

Pet & Animal Expo | Vlog

This past weekend I went to a pet and animal expo. As an ultimate dog person I couldn't resist and just had to go. 

Check out my vlog below:

Hannah x


01 November 2016

Blog Prop Haul

Blog Props

Happy November everyone! Can you believe that we only have two months left of 2016?!

I've been feeling that my blog photos have been lacking. I always envy the photos I see on other blogs. So I decided to use them as inspiration. I started taking note of what I liked and figuring out what elements I wanted to start including in my own photos. I took advantage of the Labour Day long weekend sales and picked up a few bits and pieces. Here is what I got! All prices are in NZD.

27 October 2016

Street Musicians & Blog Haul | Vlog

Over the weekend I did a spot of shopping and spent some time in the sun! I'll also be putting up a blog haul post early next week including some bits and pieces I got on another day. 

Check out my vlog below:

Hannah x


25 October 2016

Visiting Home

Cosy Cup of Hot Chocolate

A few weeks ago I returned to Wellington after visiting home for the first time in 8 months. I was able to spend 10 days at home. It was a great chance to rest and refresh. After being non-stop for so long I really enjoyed the break.

20 October 2016

Waffle Adventure | My First Vlog

Today is a big day for me! Vlogging is something that I've wanted to do for a while, but never had the courage. What if people didn't like me? What if my voice sounded weird? What if I didn't feel confident?

On Saturday I decided to vlog my day, just for me. However when I came to editing I really liked what I was creating. Sure, it wasn't perfect. But it was me and it was my day. So I've decided to share this with you all! I hope you enjoy it and I'm looking forward to creating more vlogs in the future.

Check it out below: 

Hannah x


18 October 2016

Back to Blogging!

Blogging Supplies

Hello blogging world, I'm back! It's been five months since I last blogged and I've been missing it. I hope you've all been well. 

16 May 2016

St. Ives: Green Tea Scrub | Review

Scrubs are so important for your skin and today I thought I'd share a product I added to my skincare routine a few months ago. As I was researching for this post I discovered that St. Ives have rebranded and re-released this scrub. I am unsure whether the formula is the same, but I thought I'd share my findings on St. Ives' Blackhead Clearing Scrub anyway!

02 May 2016

5 Things I Miss About Home

5 Things I Miss About Home

I've officially been in Wellington for three and a half months! That is quite a surreal thought for me. I feel like I have achieved so much in such a small time frame and am positive about my experience so far. On Friday I have family coming to visit me for a few days and I am so excited to share my new life with them. That being said, it also has me thinking about home more than usual. So today I wanted to share 5 things I miss about home:

25 April 2016

Real Techniques: Expert Face Brush and Powder Brush | Review

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and Powder Brush

Real Techniques has a wide range of quality brushes at an affordable price! Created by Sam and Nic Chapman, Real Techniques offers every brush a girl could ever need. I currently own the Expert Face Brush and Powder Brush. Today I'm sharing my thoughts on them with you:

18 April 2016

L'Oreal Paris: True Match Foundation | Review

L'Oreal Paris: True Match Foundation

Finding the perfect foundation is something I've struggled with since I first started wearing make up. It's not something I wear every day, generally only when my skin is having a bad day, I feel like making my complexion more even or I'm doing a full face of make up. As a pale person with yellow undertones, I find it difficult to find a foundation that matches my skin without being too orange, too pink or too dark. L'Oreal Paris' True Match Foundation has a wide range of shades so I decided to give it a go!

11 April 2016

Turning 20

Turning 20

Tomorrow is the my 20th birthday (happy birthday to me!). Over the past week I have been reflecting on my life and what I have achieved. I would say at the moment I am happy with my life and happy with who I am. Today I was going to share 20 things I learned by 20. Instead I've decided to touch on just a few things, more in depth. So here are some words of wisdom from me in my last few hours of being 19! 

04 April 2016

7 Spotify Playlists

7 Spotify Playlists

I love Spotify. It's great for discovering new music, artists you've never heard of and listening to the big hits! I'm also a huge fan of their playlists. I have a broad taste in music and generally it depends on how I'm feeling. Spotify is perfect for finding playlists that match your mood! Today I'm sharing 7 playlists that I'm loving right now: 

28 March 2016

Maybelline: Instant Age Rewind Concealer | Review

Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer

Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer is a product I have wanted to try for so long! But whenever I went to the drugstore it was always sold out or the wrong shade was in stock. I've finally managed to get my hands on it and here are my thoughts:

21 March 2016

10 Things I Learnt When I Moved Out of Home

Love is the Nicest Gift of All

It's been two months since I moved to New Zealand and moved out of my family home. I absolutely love it here and have even decided to stay a little longer than planned. Today I want to share with you 10 things I've learned since moving:

14 March 2016

Maybelline: Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser | Review

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Maybelline's Baby Skin Pore Eraser is a product I've heard a lot about. Having never used a face primer before (I know, so bad of me!), I was keen to try it out. Here are my thoughts:

07 March 2016

How I Clean My Make Up Brushes

Make Up Brush Cleaning Products

Keeping your make up brushes clean should be an important part of your beauty routine. Sometimes it can feel like a chore, but bacteria can build up in your brushes and have a negative effect on your skin. Everyone has different techniques when it comes to cleaning their brushes. Today I thought I'd share mine!

29 February 2016

5 Quotes to Motivate You This Leap Day

5 Quotes to Motivate You This Leap Day
Image from StockSnap

It's Leap Day! Every four years we get an extra day and today I wanted to share some of my favourite motivational quotes. Make sure you check out my 'Motivation' board on Pinterest for even more quotes!

22 February 2016

Soft Pink Make Up Look

Soft Pink Make Up Look Products

Lately I've been obsessed with pink and mauve shades, particularly eye shadows. I think they really suit hazel eyes (which I have!) and for me it's not too far away from my comfort zone of neutrals. I created this look using the Models Prefer Complete Colour Portfolio palette. 

15 February 2016

Rimmel: Lasting Finish Kate Moss Nude Collection Lipstick | Review & Swatches

Rimmel Kate Moss 045

Now I was definitely late to the game when it came to the release of Rimmel's Kate Moss Nude Collection. However, I managed to purchase 045 during Priceline's post Christmas sales. I also swatched 042 when I was in store, but decided upon 045 as I felt that it suited my skin tone and style better. 

08 February 2016

Lush: The Kiss Lip Scrub | Review

If there's one thing I've learned from living in Wellington it's that this environment does no favours for my skin, particularly my lips. When my mum was leaving to go back to Australia, she very kindly offered to buy me something from Lush. I decided upon 'The Kiss' Lip Scrub. I'd never used a lip scrub before and felt that it was exactly what my lips needed in windy Wellington.

01 February 2016

Sally Hansen: Big Matte Top Coat | Review

Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat

Matte nails are huge in the beauty community at the moment. Eager to give it a go, I went out and purchased Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat.

25 January 2016

Essence: In the Nude | Review & Swatches

Back in October I reviewed Essence's lip liners, however I hadn't been able to get my hands on the shade 'In the Nude'. I finally managed to grab it during Priceline's Pink Dot Sale (haul here) and am so excited to have it in my collection. 

18 January 2016

Moving Abroad

Moving Abroad
Image from StockSnap

I haven't done many personal posts on this blog and today I wanted to give you a little update on my life. As this post goes live I am sitting on a plane. I decided a few months ago that I wanted to move away from home, to see how I go fending for myself and trying to figure out how to be an adult. I visited New Zealand last year (you can see photos from my Wellington trip here) and loved it. While it isn't a far stretch from Australia, I'm not even sure if I should call it moving abroad, it is a huge step for me. I want to experience life as much as I can and build some independence.

15 January 2016

Caramel Tart

Caramel Tart Slice

Caramel Tart is one of my favourite desserts. It reminds me of when I was young and would make it with my aunt. It's very easy to make and only has three ingredients! 

13 January 2016

Go-To Summer Style

Summer Style Flatlay

My style during Summer is extremely casual. I like to dress comfortably when it's hot. I love wearing loose t-shirts, shorts and canvas shoes or runners. Here are a few combos I like to put together.

11 January 2016

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Drugstore Beauty Haul

In my last post I shared the clothing items I bought during the sales. Today I'm sharing what I purchased during Priceline's Pink Dot Sale. I had prepared for this sale for a few days prior (making lists of products I wanted to try and the colours I wanted to test). I bought items online if I didn't need to see the colours or had used the product in the past. I went in store for swatching colours or if the item had been sold out online. Here is what I got! 

08 January 2016

Dotti Sale Haul

Dotti Sale Haul

Today I'm sharing what I bought at Dotti's post Christmas sale. I managed to make some great savings and not spend too much. Here are the items: 

06 January 2016

5 Things I'm Using to Stay Organised in 2016

2016 Organisation Items

I love being organised and find my life flows much easier if I plan things ahead of time. Here are 5 things I'll be using to stay organised in 2016: 

04 January 2016

2016 Blogging Goals

2016 Blogging Goals

It's time for a fresh start and new beginnings. In my last post I talked about some resolutions that everyone can benefit from. Today I'm sharing my blogging goals for 2016:

01 January 2016

New Year's Resolutions Everyone Should Make

2016 Planner Diary

Happy New Year! Now's the time that everyone starts to make changes in their life. People begin to work on their goals and resolutions. To me, there is a difference between the two. Goals are something you want to complete or achieve. A resolution is the decision to take actions to make your life better. Here are some resolutions everyone can benefit from:
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