October Favourite’s 2018

Time for another monthly favourites video. This months favourite’s are very autumnal and halloween oriantated. Also check out my youtube channel HannahxoxoBlog. I hope you enjoy!

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Pull & Bear Fluffy Cardigan:                                                                                                     As the weather has been getting colder I have been loving this fluffy cardigan from pull and bear. It’s so super cosy and warm and goes with pretty much every outfit. I first saw this when BusyBeeCarys shared it in a haul and I fell in love with it straight away. Obviously I would 100% recommend it as well!

New Look:                                                                                                                                        I have recently done an Autumn Haul featuring quite a few things from New Look. Since then I have gone back into New Look and bought a few more pieces. I love there current Autumn clothing and is totally on trend at the moment. If you haven’t checkered out there Autumn clothing I would definitely recommend too!

Gordon’s Pink Gin:                                                                                                                   This month I have been loving pink gin. Normally my go to drink is vodka and orange juice but this month I have been loving pink gin and lemonade. It’s quite a sweet drink and tastes like juice. It can be quite dangerous, I warn you now. As you just drink it like juice and you don’t realise how drunk your getting till it hits you. Obviously I would only recommend this to 18 years and above.

Scaresvillle:                                                                                                                                  As October is the month of Halloween I have been doing a few halloweeny things like Scaresville. If you haven’t heard of Scaresville before it’s where you walk through different rooms, going inside and outside while actors jump out on you. This would be the third year I’ve been to Scaresville and I really enjoy it. They do change it slightly every year as well. I think its such a great night and I would highly recommend to do it if you are close by. 

Zombie Fest:                                                                                                                          Another halloweeny thing I have down in October is Zombie Fest. Again if you don’t know what Zombie Fest is it’s a music festival. I haven’t been before but I really enjoyed myself and would 100% go next year. It was such a laugh and I had a really good time with all my friends. It was definitely something different and a new experience but I absolutely loved it. 

October GlossyBox 2018

This month’s Glossybox is ‘Treat Edition’ getting ready for Halloween. There are some product inside to help you achieve that perfect Halloween look. I love the design of this months box as well, it was very well designed. Especially with the beautiful burgundy colour. I hope you enjoy looking at what I received in my months glossy box. Also check out my YouTube channel hannahxoxoblog.

IMG_E3228IMG_3230IMG_3227IMG_3226IMG_3225IMG_3224IMG_3223Illamsqua Antimatter Lipstick in ‘Nebula’:

I have never tried an Illamsqua lipstick so I was excited when I saw this inside the box. The colour isn’t my go-to colour but it is a halloween edition box. The information card that comes inside the box says ‘The perfect clutch bag accomplice for your halloween party, this cruelty-free lipstick from the British beauty brand with an edge will suit every outfit. The cushioned finish glides effortlessly onto your lips for an on-trend semi-matte finish. We’re smitten with this girly, bright and beautiful shade of pink that suits all skin tones. It’s an incredibly flattering hue so your pearly whites shine brighter and whiter too’. This is a full size product and retails for £20

 

MUA MakeUp Academy Luxe Strobe & Glow Highlighting Kit in ‘Pink Luster’:

I love trying out new highlighters so yet again when I saw this inside this months box I was excited to try it out. I like how there is a powder and a cream to this product, I love the pinky shade to it as well. The information card says ‘Skin is forever in, but this season it’s all about luminescent radiance. Get your glow on with this vegan friendly and cruelty-free strobe and highlight kit that’s featured in videos by famous YouTuber NikkieTutorials. The 2 in1 compact, includes cream and powder highlighter so you can achieve an intense, iridescent look in a single swipe!’ This is a full size product and retails for £5

 

Luna By Luna Cosmetics Translucent Powder in – Loose:

I love trying out new translucent powders. I am always weary if they have a white flashback though, I do love using loose powders as well although they can be messy. I just find I don’t tend to travel with them a lot. The information card says ‘Hailing form New Jersey, this cruelty-free setting powder sets your makeup to keep your skin smooth for hours. We’re in love with the lightweight formula that soaks up excess oil while softening fine lines and hiding pores’. This is a full size product and retails for £17

 

This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up:

We have received this item in our glossy box before and I didn’t find I reached for it a lot. There’s nothing wrong with the product I just find I have other primers which I prefer over this one. The information card says ‘You’ll be ready for your close-up with this cruelty-free mask, moisturiser and primer in one. The powerful blend of repairing plant oils, Hyaluronic Acid, Argan and Starflower Oils plus a hit of Caffeine, result in a revitalising formula. This is a perfect way to rapidly erase the signs f fatigue, boost hydration and to prep your skin for photo perfect make up’. This is a deluxe mini size (20ml) which retails for £17, the full size (40ml) retails for £35

 

Sleek MakeUp Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Oh So Special’:

I have tried the brand Sleek before and I love their products. There eyeshadows are very pigmented and blend beautifully. However, again as this months box is halloween inspired they aren’t colours I would normally go for. None the less it is a very pretty palette. The information card says ‘Swap your summer shades for moodier, autumnal hues with this full-size cruelty-free palette. The 12 super pigmented, long-lasting, mineral bases shades cover all bases from smoky and sophisticated to daytime chic. We adore the combination of matte and pearlescent shades that’ll keep you nag on-trend and provide a whole host of possibilities for a sultry Halloween eye look’. This is a full size product and retails for £8.99

October Favourite’s 2017

It’s the start of a new month so time for a October favourite’s. Don’t forget to check out my youtube channel hannahxoxoblog. And I hope enjoy!


Sleek Blush in ‘Pomegranate’:
As it is autumn I have been loving using my sleek blush in ‘pomegranate’. It’s such a perfect colour for autumn time. Sleek products are very pigmented so I only have to apply a small amount of this on my cheeks and I love it. I would highly recommend this blush, especially in autumn.

 

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Pixi Brow Tamer:
I received this is my Glossybox and I have really been enjoying it. I have been switching in-between this brow tamer and the NYX Tinted Brow Mascara, daily. Whenever I want a clear brow gel on my brows I will use this one. And when I want a tinted brow gel I will use this NYX one. I love this because it keeps my brows in place all day.

 

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Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser:
I have always loved this moisturiser and I 100% recommend it! However, in October for about a week I have had really dry skin around my skin and I had no idea what was causing it. So I was using this moisturiser to help the dry skin. Within a week my skin was back to normal! I was so thankful for this because I was becoming very self-concinious of my dry skin. Again I can’t recommend this moisturiser enough, if you haven’t tried it I would definitely say too try it out. It is worth every penny.

 

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Cadbury Crunchy Chocolate Spider:
Supermarkets always bring these out at halloween. I loved them last year and I love them this year. It reminds me of a crunchie bar but less honeycomb. And crunchie’s are one of my favourite chocolate bars. I always pick one of these crunchy chocolate spiders up every time I see them in the supermarket.

 

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Mustard Yellow Pillows:
I have wanted some new pillows for my couch for a while now. And when I was in dunelm I saw these and I fell in love with them. I love the mustard yellow colour. I think its such a ‘in colour’ now and I think its just a nice pop of colour to the lounge.

 

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Sparkly Pumpkin:
I was looking in Asda when I was doing my weekly shop and I saw this and instantly I picked it up. i just think it looks so cute on my table in the lounge. It was only a couple of pounds as well which I think is really reasonably priced.

Halloween Cupcakes 2017

Hi everyone! As halloween is just round the corner I thought I would bake some halloween cupcakes. Also check out my youtube channel hannahxoxoblog . I hope you enjoy and I hope you have a lovely halloween.

Ingredients for Cupcakes:
• 4tbsp boiling water
• 40g cocoa powder
• 3 eggs
• 175g unsalted, softened butter
• 165g unrefined golden caster sugar
• 115g self-raising flour
• 1tsp baking powder

Ingredients for Buttercream Icing:
• 140g softened butter
• 280g icing sugar
• 1-2 tbsp milk
• A few drops of orange food colouring

Decorations:
• Brown cupcake cases
• Black sprinkles
• Halloween toppers

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C / 400℉ / Gas mark 6
2. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl, pour the boiling water and mix into thick paste.
3. Add the eggs, butter, caster sugar, self-raising flour and baking powder into the bowl and mix.
4. Once mixed line a muffin tin with cupcake cases. Divide the mixture equally between the 12 cupcake cases. Then bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch.
5. After the cupcakes are done let cool completely. For the buttercream icing beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar until smooth.
6. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
7. Stir in the orange food colouring until well combined. Then pipe the buttercream icing onto the cupcakes.
8. Decorate with black sprinkles and the halloween toppers. Finally, enjoy!

Halloween

As halloween is just round the corner I thought I would do a blog involving my favourite halloween things. I hope everyone has a great halloween!

Lush Halloween Bath Bomb:
Lush do some really great bath bombs at halloween. One of my favourite halloween bath bombs are ‘Pumpkin’ and I absoutely love the ’Sparkly Pumpkin’ bubble bar. You can also get some great gift set’s for friends and family around halloween from Lush.

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Halloween Nail Polish:
Painting your nails a halloween themed colour is perfect to get in the halloween kind of mood. I love to go for a classic orange colour. The one I have chosen to wear is a Topshop nail varnish in ‘Voltage’.

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Dark Red Lip:
For halloween most people go for a black lip, but I would like to go for a lip that you can wear during the day. Therefore, I chose to go for a dark red lip. I love the NYX Liquid Lipstick’s in ‘Cherry Skies’. It is the perfect dark red shade and it drys matte which is a bonus.

Scary Movie:
I do love a good scary movie, especially when it’s halloween. Some of my favourite scary movies are Paranormal Activity, Conjuring, Purge, Annabelle and Sinister.
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Pumpkin Picking

 

As halloween is just round the corner me and Casey decided to go pumpkin picking. We went to Undley Pumpkin Patch which was only 30 minutes away. There was so many pumpkins, small tiny ones all the way to huge massive pumpkins. I love this time of year especially around Autumn. Once we had picked our pumpkins we paid for them and headed home. We decided to carve them ready for halloween.

Lush Haul!

 

 

Hi guys! As it’s getting closer to Halloween and Christmas, it’s only right to have a look in Lush. In the Halloween section I picked up ‘Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar’ and “Pumpkin Bath Bomb’. I am very excited for these two as Halloween is just round the corner. ‘Sparkly Pumpkin’ is very glittery and has a little bit of cinnamon on the top. Three of the main ingredient’s in ‘Sparkly Pumpkin’ are Juniperberry oil (balancing for hair and skin), Lime oil (uplifting and protecting) and Grapefruit oil (uplifting and refreshing). Two of the main ingredients in “Pumpkin’ are Pimento Berry oil (antioxidant) and Vanilla Absolute (beautifully fragranced).

In the Christmas section I got ‘Father Christmas Bath Bomb’, ‘Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb’, ‘Golden Wonder Bath Bomb’ and ‘Northern Lights Bath Bomb’. I am very excited for ‘Luxury Lush Pud’ and ‘Northern Lights’ as I am expecting them to be very colourful. ‘Golden Wonder’ is also very big so I want to see if it’s as good as it looks. I was going to pick up ‘Mistletoe Bath Bomb’ but I forgot to pick it up. I will definitely be picking it up next time I go into Lush though.

The other one’s I got was ‘Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar’ and ‘Candy Mountain Bubble Bar’. I know a lot of people love these two and I haven’t tried either of them before so I had to pick them up. Two of the main ingredient’s in “Candy Mountain’ is Vanilla Absolute (beautifully fragranced) and Cornflour (absorbent).