Winter Night-Time Routine

As it is winter and we are in the older months of the year I always spend a little more time in the evenings before I go to bed. Normally I have work or I’m out doing something and always get home at different times. However, this is what I like to do when I get home whatever time it being. I hope you enjoy reading what I get up to in the evenings of the colder months.

Dinner:                                                                                                                                                 I have found myself to be quite busy these days. Either I will be working, doing a client’s hair or out with my friends. Therefore I don’t get to spend a lot of time at home with my family, and when I am home I love to have a catch up with them. So as soon as I get home from my busy day I will sit down with my family and have a catch up of what I have been doing during the day. This is normally while my mum is getting my dinner ready for me. I am ever to grateful that my mum still cooks for me otherwise I will probably be always getting a takeaway most days. Once my dinner is ready I will sit at the table and eat it while I’m still having a good old natter with my mum. 

Shower:                                                                                                                                                 Once I’ve finished my dinner I will quickly jump in the shower (and wash my hair if I need too). I will also take my make up off while I’m in the shower. When I feel all fresh and clean I will jump out, dry off and moisturise my body. This is a step I nearly always forget but I am getting better at it. Before heading out of the bathroom I will quickly brush my teeth. When I go to my room the first thing I do is make it all cosy. I will put my fairy lights on, light a candle and close the curtains. I will then continue my skincare routine of applying my moisturiser, eye cream, spot cream and lip balm. 

Bed:                                                                                                                                                 At this point I’m getting tired and ready for bed. Therefore I will get into my pyjamas and curl up into bed. Normally I do like to catch up on my social media and watch a bit of Netflix before I go to sleep. I am currently watching the final season of Peaky Blinders and I’m really enjoying it! The last thing I will do before going to sleep is to set my alarm ready for the next day ahead.

January GlossyBox 2019

This month’s Glossybox is ‘Beauty Resolutions’ edition. 

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Avant Skincare Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream:                       I have never heard of this brand before but I am very intrigued by it. I love trying out new eye cream’s and finding ones that work for my skin. The information card says ‘This delightful full-size anti-ageing moisturiser is formulated with the deeply hydrating wonder ingredient hyaluronic acid! It will rejuvenate tired eyes, promote an even skin tone and minimise the appearance of fine lines and pesky pores! It also has a gorgeous fresh scent and instantly smooths your skin without adding shine!’ This is a full size product and retails for £98

Batiste Rethink Dry Shampoo:                                                                                                      I have used batiste dry shampoo before I really like it. I have never seen a dry shampoo that hydrates as well. It will be interesting how well it works. The information card says ‘These new dry shampoos infused with strengthening keratin, smoothing coconut, moisturising avocado or plumping collagen. They’ll refresh, repair, soften, hydrate and revive your tresses, leaving your hair feeling clean and fabulous!’ This is a deluxe mini size (50ml) which retails for £1.50, and the full size (200ml) is £4.25

Maybelline Dream Blender Foundation Sponge:                                                                                             I have seen this product a lot but never used it myself. I do love using beauty sponges as well, I’m intrigued on how well it works. The information card says ‘This latex-free, foundation blending sponge delivers even coverage and a smooth finish’. This is a full size product retails for £4.99

Hask Repairing Deep Conditioning Treatment:                                                                                             I have seen these conditioning treatments before but I have never used them myself. Again I have heard very good things about them and eager to try them out. The one I received in my Glossybox is a ‘colour protection deep conditioner’ which contains ’kalahari melon oil’. The information card says ‘These deeply nourishing treatments infused with Argan oil, keratin protein, Kalahari melon oil or bamboo extracts will repair, soften and strengthen your hair. The clever formulas infuse your hair cuticles with hydration for nourished, shiny tresses’. This is a full size product and retails for £2.49 each.

-417 Facial Micro Luffa Foaming Gel:                                                                                             I am not a massive fan of foaming gels to be honest so I was very excited when I first saw this inside the box. However, I will definitely give it ago. The information cards says ‘Add this refreshing foaming gel cleanser into your beauty regimen! Simply work the gel into damp skin in circular motions to gently exfoliate and remove your make up! Formulated with minerals from the Dead Sea (typical of -417 products), rare plant extracts and vitamins, its invigorating formula will leave your skin feeling clean, soft and fresh’. This is a deluxe mini size (100ml) which retails for £13.31, and the full size (200ml) retails for £22.71

2018 Beauty Favourite’s

As 2018 has come to an end I thought I would recap on my favourite beauty products throughout 2018. I have found a few new product’s and stuck by a few of my favourite product’s as well. I hope you enjoy reading through what I product’s I have been loving throughout 2018.

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Tarte Shape Tape Concealer:                                                                                                             I discovered this product this year and I love it! The coverage is really good and lasts all day. I would 100% recommend this product. I must say I do really like the packaging as well, how big and chunky it is.

E.L.F. Baked Highlight in ‘Moonlight Pearl’:                                                                                                          I have absolutely fallen in love with this highlighter this year. I have used up a whole one and repurchased it. This highlighter is so perfect on a day-to-day basis. It’s not too powdery and has a really nice glow on the skin

Soap & Glory Archery 2in1 Pencil and Brush                                                                                                          I have used this eyebrow pencil for a long time now and I have gone through many and always repurchased it. It’s not too waxy and lasts all day. I would again 100% recommend the product.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water                                                                                                          Again I have used this product for a long time now. I love using micellar water’s to remove my make up as I find they remove it so easily. I especially love this one as it never stings my eyes and does such a good job of removing my make up.

Clinique Moisture Surge Moisturiser                                                                                                          I have loved and used this moisturiser for a long time now and I will forever keep using it. I am very eager to try out the ‘moisture surge’ collection for an eye cream. I would 100% recommend this moisturiser and I havent used one as good. It moisturises my skin perfectly without being thick and heavy. It is very lightweight and thin but is still very moisturising. 

La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo                                                                                                          I have used this product for a couple of years now and it never fails me. It gets rid of any marks or scars from spots like a dream. it also helps any spots come to the surface as well. I don’t apply this all over my face only to specific area’s.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion                                                                                                          This is a product I have discovered in 2018 and I was very surprised by it. Whenever I have a spot that is underneath the skin or won’t come to the surface I will pop some of this on it with a cotton bud just before I go to bed. By the time I wake up in my morning it is half the original size and the redness has gone down. It is definitely a miracle product for me.

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray                                                                                                          This is the finally product that I have discovered in 2018 that I have been loving. Whenever I want my hair mess and wavy naturally I will put this in while its wet and let my ahi air-dry. It reduces any frizz and makes my hair a nice wavy instead of a frizzy mess. It is quite expensive but it is definitely worth it for me.

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

I have had a lot of ups and downs throughout 2018. Last year I did the exact same blog and I really enjoyed it. Therefore, I thought I would do it again this year. Last year I set myself 5 goals to complete in 2018. These goals were 1. Move into a house instead of a flat, 2. Get back into hairdressing, 3. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, 4. Save more money, 5. Travel. I did move out of my flat and moved into a house with my boyfriend. However, we have broken up and I am now living back in with my parents and I couldn’t be happier. I have got back into hairdressing as I am now doing it mobile on the side of my full time job. I have definitely got better at eating breakfast, lunch and dinner however I would like to eat a bit more healthier as well. Since I have moved back in with my parents I am finding I am saving a lot more money and dealing with my money better. I have done some travelling this year as well. I went to Corfu in September and Amsterdam in November. Therefore, I think I have accomplished most of y goals for the year. 

Throughout 2019 I am going to set myself 5 more goals for the year. My first goal is to move to Australia. As some of you may or may not know I was born in Australia and moved to England when I was 5 and lived here ever since. I have always wanted to move back to Australia and I feel like this is the year to do it. My second goal is to travel more. Every year I travel to a few countries and I want to travel even more in 2019. My third goal is to eat healthier and start exercising. My job is quite active which I like but I would like to get a bit more toned. I also feel if I eat healthier than I will feel better within myself. My fourth goal is to again save more money. I will need as much money as I can save for when I move to Australia. My fifth and final goal is to be as happy as I can and make more memories with my friends and family. 

Christmas Make Up Look 2018

As Christmas is upon us I thought it is only right to do a Christmas make up look. Especially since I haven’t done a make up look in a long time. I have done quite a simple eye’s with a nude lip as I think it looks very pretty at Christmas time. Also check out my Youtube channel hannahxoxoblog. I hope you enjoy looking at my Christmas make up look.

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Primer – Too Faced HangoveRX                                                                                                     Foundation – Bourjois Healthy Mix                                                                                                     Concealer – Collection Lasting Perfection                                                                                                     Powder – RCMA No Colour Powder                                                                                                     Brow’s – Soap & Glory Archery 2in1 Pencil and Brush                                                                                                     – NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade                                                                                                     – NYX Tinted Brow Mascara                                                                                                     Bronzer – Nars ‘Laguna’                                                                                                            Blush – Benefit “Rockateur’                                                                                            Highlighter – Mac ‘Soft & Gentle’                                                                                    Eyeshadow – Morphe 35F                                                                                                    Mascara – Benefit BADgal Bang                                                                                                     Lips – Mac Lipstick in ‘Velvet Teddy’

My 21st Birthday Week

I have recently turned 21 and for my birthday I had two weeks off work. Within them two weeks I had a lot planned and of course I thought I would share with you what I got up too. My birthday weeks started on Saturday 3rd November and went to the Friday 16th November. My birthday was on the 13th November as well. I had such a lovely birthday weeks and it will definitely be a birthday to remember. Also check out my youtube channel hannahxoxoblog. I hope you enjoying reading what I got up too in my two birthday weeks.

IMG_3375IMG_3383IMG_E3384fullsizeoutput_807Saturday 3rd November:                                                                                                               I started off my two weeks off by going out in Norwich clubbing with my brother, sister-in-law and one of my best friends Harry. During the day it was quite chilled, I went to Elveden and had lunch with my mum and dad. Then got ready in the evening and heading out to Norwich. I love having a night out in Norwich its always such a good night. There was many drinks and shots that night. 

Sunday 4th November:                                                                                                             The next day I was feeling a bit worse for wear and I was going to Amsterdam tomorrow. Therefore, I tried to sleep as much as I could as we had an early flight. I did manage to pack my suitcase ready for my trip, have a shower and get ready for tomorrow. 

IMG_3394IMG_3396IMG_3410IMG_3413IMG_3451Monday 5th November:                                                                                                       Today was the day we were going to Amsterdam. We had to leave at 3 in the morning to go to the airport. We had breakfast at the airport, the flight was so lovely and quick. We managed to land in Amsterdam by 10 o’clock. We had a little look around and had a picture by the I AMsterdam. Amsterdam is such a beautiful city which is so chilled and relaxed. After we had a little look around we checked into our hotel and had a quick nap before heading back out. In the evening we decided to have a couple of drinks. We went to a steak house for dinner and spent the evening in a cute little coffee shop. Before we headed back to the hotel we decided to all getting a tattoo each as well. 

IMG_3420IMG_3437IMG_3431fullsizeoutput_802fullsizeoutput_805fullsizeoutput_7fefullsizeoutput_7fdfullsizeoutput_7ffTuesday 6th November:                                                                                                           We planned to have a tourist day and do all the tourist things. Once we got up had breakfast we headed out to the Amsterdam swing. That was really amazing and quite scary. We had a drink up there and then headed to the sex museum. That was very interesting and very different. Then it was time for lunch so we went into a cute little Crepes and Waffles place for food. They were so amazing and tasted delicious! In the afternoon we decided to spend it in our new favourite coffee shop. Once the evening was among us we decided to head back to the hotel and get ready for the evening. We decided to go out clubbing so we started off in a few bars before heading to the clubs. They are very different from England clubs and very different music. Finally we had food and headed back to the hotel for our beds. 

IMG_3433fullsizeoutput_801fullsizeoutput_7fcIMG_3449IMG_3450Wednesday 7th November:                                                                                                     Our heads were a bit sore when we woke up so we had a lay in and slowly got ready for the day. We had a little look around, had some lunch before going to Anne Frank’s House. That was very interesting and I would highly recommend to visit if your in Amsterdam. Once we finished there we done some shopping and looked around all the cute souvenir shops. Then it was time for dinner so we had some food and sat in our favourite coffee shop before the day came to an end.

IMG_3429IMG_3453Thursday 8th November:                                                                                                     Today we were heading home so when we woke up we got ready and packed our suitcases before checking out of the hotel. Our flight wasn’t until later so we did have another little look around Amsterdam, and had lunch in the cute Crepes and Waffles place again. Just before we went home we did go to our favourite little coffee shop one last time before heading home. When we got home it was quite late so I did end up going straight to bed as I was so tired from our adventure in Amsterdam.

IMG_3510IMG_3511Friday 9th November:                                                                                                                   I woke up feeling refreshed ready for the day ahead. After I’d unpacked and got ready me and my friends heading into London as we were going out clubbing tonight in London. We were celebrating me turning 21 on Tuesday. Once we checked into out hotel we slowly got ready and started drinking playing a few drinking games. Once it got a bit later we headed out to Leister Square and went into ZooBar. It was such a good night that I will never forget.

Saturday 10th November:                                                                                                              When we woke up we had a lie in as we were feeling a bit rough. When it was time to check out of the hotel we got up and got ready for the day ahead. We then decided to do a little bit of Christmas shopping in Oxford Street and in Stratford. Once we were finished we headed  home. I did up going out for dinner with my family as well in the evening.

Sunday 11th November:                                                                                                           Me and my friend Chloe decided we would have a spa day today. We started by having lunch in Wetherspoon’s. We then headed to the Aqua Sana in Centre Parcs and spent the afternoon up there. Finally we had some dinner before heading home for the day. It was lovely to relax for the afternoon and have a little bit of a detox.

fullsizeoutput_7faMonday 12th November:                                                                                                     Today my best friend Tracey wanted to take me out for afternoon tea as a birthday treat. We had such a lovely afternoon having afternoon tea and having a girly chat up. 

IMG_3519IMG_3520IMG_3544IMG_3548IMG_3563Tuesday 13th November:                                                                                                      Today is my birthday and I wanted quite a chilled day. Therefore, me my mum and dad went to Norwich for the day and done some shopping. In the evening I had a lovely meal with my family and had a few drinks afterwards. 

Wednesday 14th November:                                                                                                       I had plans to meet my friend and her little girl for lunch. We had a lovely lunch and then had a little look around town.

IMG_3584IMG_3583Thursday 15th November:                                                                                                            I had quite a chilled day sorting out my bedroom and organising it. For dinner I met my friends Elisha and Chloe. We decided to have dinner in Prezzo’s and have a couple of drinks afterwards.

Friday 16th November:                                                                                                        Today I was writing my blog and planning future blogs. In the evening I decided to go for a couple of drinks with my friends as my last and finally day off work.