Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The 12 Bloggers of Christmas

Christmas is the time of year to spread the festive cheer and that is exactly what I want to do with this post. Re-writing the 12 days of Christmas (spread across 2 posts to make it easier to digest) this post is going to dedicate some love to 12 different bloggers whose blog I love to read, love to chat to on twitter and most I've even had the pleasure of spending my time with. If you're not already religiously reading these blogs you flipping well should be. So let the first half of the Christmas cheer and good will begin.

This amazing lady is not only the loveliest and kindest person ever, she is also the blogger I have met the most and love any excuse to see her (we still need to go for those pancakes haha). Kal's blog Cluttered Closet is full of amazing daily posts which range from reviews, dupes and comparisons. If you are ever unsure as to whether you should buy a product or not, check if Kal has reviewed it. Her reviews are so detailed and in-depth she will definitely help you make your mind up. 

11. Kenzie from Lemonade Lies

This girl is amazing let me tell you! I've only had the pleasure of meeting her once but have had many a twitter chats with her and she has the ability to make you feel like you've known her for years the first time you meet. Her blog is not only brilliant to read but also gorgeous to look, I just love her layout and colour scheme. I don't know what else to say about Lemonade Lies, it's just a flipping great read and you'd be a fool to miss out on it!

Olivia is a lovely lady who I have met on numerous occasions. Not only does she arrange amazing meet ups, which are the cutest occasions ever, she also writes amazing posts. If you are into your photography or appreciate a well though out and beautifully captured picture you need to make you're way to Olivia's blog. Trust me, she always amazes me with the locations and layouts of her images. She also has style to kill for, all shared on her blog of course. 

This leads me nicely onto Nadja, Olivia's parter in meet up crime. Together they make up the Lovely ladies who created the Bloggers Tea Party which went down a storm. They are also the amazing minds behind Blogging Owls. Nadja's is such a lovely and funny lady and her blog really reflects her personality. Her post are full of great reviews and the best advise you could ever ask for, "how to rock a bold lip" is a personal fave of mine.

Again, I've had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful lady a number of times and she is just lovely to be around. I predict huge things for Zoe, she has already started blogging for Yahoo and I couldn't think of a girl more deserving. Her blog is a great mix of beauty and fashion and she will leave you wanting her whole wardrobe by the time you've finished reading. 

7. Maisy from  Maisymeow 

Speaking of great fashion, this lady has had me swooning over her outfits pretty much everyday. Her blog is full of great, wearable outfits and her Instagram is full off them too, I'm always double tapping her photos! Once you've finished drooling over her wardrobe you can drool over her recipes, her recent Black Forest Hot Chocolate post had me running to the stove straight away.

So guys, what are you waiting for? If you haven't already, get your butt's over to these beautiful ladies blogs and read away (I personally think you should hit the follow button whilst you're there too). I also encourage everyone who reads this to continue spreading the blogging love and continue the Christmas cheer (put a link below if you do so I can find some more great reads). Also, make sure you stay tuned for the next 6 blog's I can't live without!

Thanks for reading and thanks for these 6 girlies for keeping me entertained with their words :)


Monday, 8 December 2014

Beauty Wish List

Tis the season to create wish lists? Is that how the song goes? No! Ok then. Well I've been making them anyway as one can hope can't they? I have already made a 'what I've asked for for Christmas' wish list and this one is a 'if I'm lucky enough to receive a few pennies from Santa I would like to buy myself these' wish list. Phew that was a mouth full. Anyway here are the beauty buys I've been lusting over for a while now. 

First off I would love the limited addition Nars Laguna. As it is has been a total love of mine for a while now there is always need for a refil or a top up and getting it in this lovely packaging with a bigger pallette is just a Brucie bonus. 

Next I have added a few Aesop items to the equations. I've always wanted to try out this range as I've heard nothing but great things about it. The Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask is something that is raved about in the blogging world and I'd love to try it out. Anything that could sort the oily but dry and blemish filled mess my skin has become this month would be great thanks. 

I'd also like to try the Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Eye Cream as my bags and dark circles are a huge burden of mine. My eyes have also been looking very tired lately and it would be good to give them a little boost with this lovely rejuvenating cream. 

I've also always really wanted to try out a Bobbi Brown blush and this Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks would really fit the bill. The colour is beautiful for both and if I'm going to pay £17 for a product it might as well be a multi tasking one! 

As my blush obsession has still not faded away, I have thrown in a topshop blush for good measure. Acting as an cheaper alternative, this cream blush in Flush looks beautiful and is perfect for this time of the year. 

Next is a lip product I've wanted for years now but I've always felt £23 for a lipgloss is a bit much. However, as the great reviews for this product just keep coming I can't stop my desire to own one. So, if I do get any Christmas money I may just have to finally get myself an Hourglass lipgloss. 

As someone who is always searching for the best dry shampoo AND the best root boosting products I feel I need to try the Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder as it's a little bit of half and half. Again this product pops up everywhere, with raving reviews galore. 

And finally, another cult classic is being added to my wish list in the form of the Kevin Aucoin sculpting powder. I know, I know, I've put Nars Laguna on here too and I hear you saying why do you want two bronzers but, I've heard so many great things about the sculpting powder that I just really want it to add to my collection. I'm already head over heels in love with Laguna but I am willing to create room for two bronzers in my life. There is a lot of Hannah love to give. 

And there you have it, the things I would buy with any Christmas money I get. Now, I highly doubt I'll be able to get all of these products, as I'd be a very lucky girl if I received that much money but a girl can dream and a girl can also save. Hopefully by this time next year I will have tried most of these beautiful products. 

What has made it on to your beauty wish list? If you have a post link it below. 

Thanks for reading guys, 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Disney Cafe at Harrods

If you've already read my Disney Tree post which went up yesterday then you'll know I'm completely obsessed with Disney at Christmas time, maybe to the point where it's boarder line crazy, but I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. With Disney decorations galore and plenty of Disney films already watched this month I didn't think my Christmas could get any more Disney filled....turns out I was totally wrong.

Let me give you another background story. My boyfriend bought be a Disney Advent calendar as a surprise at the end of November (he has been full of them the last few weeks, he really is a blooming keeper) but this advent calendar isn't your usual cardboard box full of 24 chocolates, no, this was a huge box with 24 draws in which you fill yourself. Deciding it was a little too expensive to fill it with small gifts we decided on filling the days with surprises, treats and days out for each other. One took the odd numbers, the other took the evens and off we went planning a month of fun.

Morning came and with a huge grin on Russell's face, he said "go open the calendar!" Inside I found a little note which said we were going to spend the morning having brunch at the Disney Cafe in Harrods. That's right, you heard me, the DISNEY CAFE! Now, the boy had done bloody good as I didn't even know the Disney Cafe even excised so he really had done his research. To say I was excited was a little bit of an understatement. So off we popped to Harrods and it was flipping amazing.

Disney Cafe Harrods

As we walked in the magic soon unravelled. The room was painted like a twinkling night sky with Disney statues everywhere. We were lucky enough to sit right by the big clock (as seen in Peter Pan) with a flying Tinkerbell above our heads. Sat in the centre of the cafe, I was in the perfect position to check out the scenery and take it all in. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

We then took a look at the menu, which if I'm completely honest is quite over priced and there isn't the best of selections, but everything else about the cafe really makes up for that. The detail Harrods has gone to to make the Disney theme stick is just incredible. With Disney plates, Disney movies being played and a toastie that was in the shape of Micky Mouse for Pete's sake, the whole thing was amazing. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

As I said the food was a little over price but it really did taster good. I think that was one of the best cheese and ham toasties I've ever eaten, and not just because it had Micky ears! It seemed like all the ingredients were great quality. 

Thankfully we got there earlier enough for it not to be too busy but, as you can imagine, when the clock struck lunch time there was a huge queue of families and children. We were little worried we would be the only couple there without a kid to use as an excuse to go, but thankfully there were other couples and friends there to make up the 'are we a little to old for this?' numbers. Thankfully we weren't, and I really would recommend the Disney cafe to both families and adult Disney lovers. I'll certainly be telling all my London ladies about it. As you can see below, I was a very happy bunny. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

To really top of the Disney day we took a trip to the Disney section in Harrods to look at the toys, statues and other things they had to offer. They had what looked like a santa's grotto in there but we decided that doing that would be a step to far for two grown adults. There was also a lovely little section for any wanna be princess in the making. The Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique was a place where little girls could be turned into their  favourite Disney princess. With face paints and dresses and everything a girl could dream of in there. Again, I don't think it would have been socially acceptable to go in and ask to be made into Cinderella so I took a few snaps of the enterance and gave that one a miss. Just before we left I had time to take a snap of Ana and Olfa to help fuel my Frozen obsession. 

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

Disney Cafe Harrods Review

All in all yesterday morning was amazing. To top it off I spend the late afternoon in a winter market and the day couldn't have been more Christmassy. I would recommend the Disney cafe to any Disney lovers out there. And if you have kids all the better. Don't let the prices put you off, if you don't mind spending £30 on a very basic but tasty lunch this is a must for someone who is Disney obsessed and floating around Knightsbridge. 

Once again, thanks for reading and I hope you're Chistmas is as Disney filled as mine is :) 



Saturday, 6 December 2014

Disney Christmas Tree

This post is where I admit, as a 25 year old, I still haven't grown up in the slightest. Now I know a lot of us bloggers out there (and many girls my age for that matter) are huge Disney fans and trust me I am most certainly not ashamed to admit my slight obsession. I love the films, have most of them on VHS (yes showing my age) AND again on DVD and I definitely still have all those Disney toys and teddies I collected as a child, but my Disney love has extended and spilled out to Christmas time.

Ok, let me give you a bit of a back story. As a kid I was lucky enough to go to both Disney World and Land a fair few times and each time my mum would buy a Disney Christmas decoration no matter what time of the year it was. They have a whole shop dedicated to Christmas don't you know, it's so bloody magical it's ridiculous. So growing up with Disney decorations scattered on the tree, the cutest Micky and Minnie sitting on top of the TV and two beautiful Disney stockings hanging on the fire place, when it came to me moving out I just didn't want to part with these decorations I've come to love and associate Christmas with. 

So, fast forward a couple of years and I finally rent a place of my own. All of my belongings are packed and ready to be put in the van but I have one thing to do before I leave, ask my mum if I could take the Disney decorations with me!!! Now before you think of me as being selfish asking to take my mums decorations from her, she has her own pretty adult tree in the conservatory so I wouldn't have been leaving her decoration-less.

I knew it was a long shot so I wasn't surprise in the slightest when I was firmly told to get lost, but I felt like I had to do one last cheeky daughter act before I officially fled the nest. You know, that one last thing for them to remember me by haha. "Get lost, get your own" were my mums exact words, which got me thinking...challenged accepted!!! From then on it was my new mission to make my future Christmas' the most Disney filled I could possibly imagine! 

The first year the Disney store in Sheffield was a tiny bit of a let down. There were only a few decorations for me to choose from and one of them said 'babies first Christmas'. Now I know I'm a big kid at heart and I know I was trying to make my Christmas magical and Disney filled but I just couldn't buy a decoration for a non existent baby! So I left the store with a few decorations for the tree and put my search to the Internet where I found two even more beautiful Micky and Minnie stockings than my mum had. Finally I found the most beautiful Tickerbell to sit on top of the tree.

Fast forward a few more years, a few more decorations added to the collection and I have moved to London and things have got a little crazy. I'm not sure if the Disney stores here are just better stocked or whether Disney have finally realised there are crazy people like me that are determined to make their festive season Disney themed, but their selection this years has been amazing. There are so many different decorations to choose from and I had to actually restrict myself instead of buying Disney out of their (not very big) stock. This year I have added 5 new decorations to the tree and a little teddy Olaf to sit next to it and I couldn't be happier. 

So they are, some of my favourite decorations from the Disney tree, 2014 addition. Hopefully next year it will be filled with more and more cartoons and Disney classics...prepare for photo overload.

What do you think of this OTT tree? What Christmas theme have you gone for this year? How do you like to decorate your tree? If you have any Christmas decoration posts make sure you link them below so I can take a festive peek. 

Thanks for reading,

Friday, 5 December 2014

My Christmas Wish List

My Christmas Wish List

As the month progresses and I've been getting more and more texts from my mum asking what I would like for Christmas, she has inspired me to put all the things I'd asked for in a blog post just to get me extra excited. So here is a quick run down of what I've asked Santa (or my parents) for Christmas.

Last year I had a beauty and skincare wish list and this year I seem to have gone down the fashion route. We kick it off with my absolute favourite, something I have wanted for soooo long now, the Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set. At roughly £52 it is a little pricey but for 8 brushes you're actually looking at a very good offer. I've wanted these brushes for as long as I can remember and this year I finally thought to ask for them so fingers tightly crossed they are still available as they tend to sell out pretty fast.

Next on the list is this Misguided Waterfall Coat in tan. I never really used to like coats as I never found one I thought looked good on me or that I actually liked the style of so for years I used to freeze in lots of layers and a small jacket.  However, over the last 2 years the high street has stepped up its coat game and now I seemed to love most of them out there. This tan waterfall coat is just beautiful and I've been craving one like it ever since I saw similar ones popping up on blogs everywhere. For only £70 it's not that badly priced either.

Since the temperature has dropped significantly in the UK over the last few months I've really wanting a long knitted oversized jumper. These grundge knits from Topshop are both thick, warm and stylish. Although I wouldn't necessarily want it in this mustard colour (however I do like it) I think a more neutral colour would go with more of the items already in my wardrobe.

I've also fallen slightly in love with the polo neck trend going on at the moment and this Topshop ribbed one will look great with both smarter and casual outfits. The long sleeves and high neck will be keeping me warm through these colder months.

Over the past few years I have bought my fair share of midi rings from numerous high street stores and they all ended up meeting the same terrible fate....going bronze! So as I just keep buying more and more, I thought maybe asking for some proper gold or silver ones which wouldn't loose their colour or turn my fingers green was a sensible idea. 

And finally, the only beauty product I've asked for this year is the cult classic (and one of my firm favourites) Liz Earls Cleanse and Polish. This has been a love of mine for a long time now but as I've been low on funds since changing jobs and living in that big bad London, spending £14 on a cleanser just isn't something I can do anymore. So, onto the wish list it goes.

So that's it, everything that's on my letter to Santa. What are you hoping to see under your tree this year? Let me know below and send me any links for you Christmas wish list, I'd love some more things to add to mine haha.

Thanks for reading,
Hannah xxx


Monday, 1 December 2014

I'm Doing Blogmas!!!

Hello and Merry December to all of you.

I haven't been the best of bloggers over the last few months and no matter how many times I say on Twitter that "I will post more" or "I will get better" and even "I promise more posts are coming soon" I haven't been keeping up to a regular posting schedule. In fact one post a month has been my rough average over the past 3 months. But here is actually where it all stops!

I have decided, rather ambitiously I might just add, that I am going to do Blogmas this year! Yes it is a rather large task to go from one post a month to one post a day but I am determined to do it.

So, throughout the month of December I will be uploading a post every single day until Christmas! I haven't decided whether I'll post on Christmas Day or not. Although there is the schedule button I know I certainly won't be on the Internet on that beautiful day so I assume not many others will either. Only time will tell I guess. 

Blogmas will be a mix of Christmassy themed posts, reviews and event post. I do already have a few ideas under the belt and a few finished already but if any of you have any posts you would like to see (The more Christmassy the theme the better) I would love to know your thoughts.

So, stay tuned for a post a day for the next month and if you're doing Blogmas too make sure you leave your link below so I can check your progress. 

Thanks for reading and happy holidays lovely people 
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