Wednesday, 27 March 2013


I am such a sucker it's becoming ridiculous. As soon as I step into Boots or Superdrug they're laughing!! The majority of all these lovely beautiful things have been brought because there was some sort of offer on them one way or another, except the MUA, I just had to have the MUA! This post is bit picture heavy but that's because each photo shows the offer. So if you'd like the laugh at how easy I get sucked into buying things, then continue to read and then leave me a comment about how foolish I've been. But one way or another, I will justify each and every piece of this lovely beauty-ness!
First up is Soap and Glory. They are my biggest beauty weakness when it comes to beauty. I will one day do a post on my collection, it's just ridiculous, and I just keep on and on buying more. However, I did save myself a whooping £10 as when you spend £10 or more on beauty products you get the lovely tub of Butter Yourself free. It would just be point black rude really wouldn't it? One of the things which I don't have in my collection yet is Pulp Friction and I've heard so many people rave about it and it won a Stylist Skincare award in 2012. It smells incredible and its self and Butter Yourself have the same fragrance. Pulp Friction costs £8.00 and I didn't want to spend out on another full sized product so I picked up the last Hand Maid hand-sanitiser for £2.50, these are just perfect, they smell great and I take mine everywhere. So this little lot enabled me to get my free Butter Yourself. Yaay! The offer is not valid on Soap and Glorys skincare range, however on their skin care range they had an offer of buy one product and get another half price.
 Next up are the Barry M Gelly Hi Shines. Again I have succumbed to bblogger peer pressure after everyone saying how great they were and I have to admit, they really were. Superdrug were doing an offer on the Hi Shines of 2 for £6.00, which I'm not sure they're doing now, but do make sure you check if they are. However, Boots currently have their 3 for 2 offer on at the moment. So from left to right I picked up Blueberry, Dragon and Papaya. I don't really have very many pastel colours for summer so these are great and I've already tried Dragon and I was so impressed with the results!
More Nail Polish? Really? Well yes, because I don't have anything sort of like these colours. Told you I could justify everything and plus NYC in Superdrug have an offer of any two nail polishes for £2.99. As you could imagine the stand was verging on empty as it was across their whole nail polish range, but luckily these two are gorgeous and I picked them up in shades Lincoln Square Lavender and Greenwich Village from left to right.
More nail polish? Yes, I promise you this is the last one and again it was bblogger pressure, it looks so pretty and everyone says how good it is so I have to have it, but it's okay, because it was free with the 3 for 2 offer at Boots. Win, win! The L'oreal Top Coat Confetti is an amazing top coat to give your nails that speckled look and retails at £4.99. Next is Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss. I've been wanting to try out Coral lips but I'm too scared to go straight in with a lipstick so I thought I'd ease my way in with those gorgeous gloss which has hints of gold glitter throughout it. The Lipgloss retails at £7.69 and I brought the shade Corail Idyllic. Finally after falling in love with the Rimmel Apocalips I have added another colour to my collection in the form of Nova for £5.99.
Lastly, I had to feed my MUA addiction with a few pieces from their Undress Your Skin range. Of course I have to pick up the Undress Me Too Palette for a bargain of £3.00 as they currently have a pound off it at the moment along with the Undress Your Skin Highlighter for £2.00 as that also had a pound off it.
As you can see all these things were necessities! What have you been buying recently?!
Monday, 25 March 2013

Miss Selfridge Monday #2

Last week I started the first series of posts called Miss Selfridge Mondays as Monday is my least favourite day of the week and I like to make it better by doing some online window shopping at my favourite shop.. Miss Selfridge, so these are just a few of the things I've been loving and lusting over today.

1. Perspex Triangle Studs £8.00 - I've recently stopped buying earrings as I haven' found anything which I like and I've gone off wearing the ones I've got. However, when I saw these I knew I just have to have them!
2. Barbie Slogan Cold Shoulder Top £22.00 - This I've just fallen in love with, Barbie was my idol when I was younger and I loved anything Barbie, she seems to be making lots of appearances in Miss Selfridge recently, and it's that perfect bit of tackiness for the summer!
3. Duck Egg Mesh Prom Dress £49.00 - Again, this is something else which I thought was absolutely gorgeous and a must have for summer. It comes in Coral too which I'd also love to have!
4. Sindy Green Bow Back Heels £42.00 - These shoes just speak for themselves, they're beautifull, and well.. essential! They also come in Coral to match most items on my wishlist. I can see this being a very expensive summer.
5. Woven Bow Trim Floppy Hat £20.00 - This is a why the hell not hat?! Not to be big headed but I really suit these types of hats and it's about time I purchased one for summer!
6. Rose Texture Pinny Top £29.00 - This little top is just gorgeous and it has such cute detailing on it along with cross back straps which just makes it perfect for those hot sunny days.

I can't wait for summer! Whats your favourite fashion style for summer?!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Posh By Elf.

A while back I reviewed a Lipstick by Elf in Gypsy and I love it, you can read the review here. At the same time of purchasing Gypsy I also brought Posh, which when placed next to each other they look very similar but surprisingly Gypsy comes out a nice bold pink whilst Posh is a more of a red.
The colour of the Lipstick appears to have a real pinky tone to it, but when applied it is a more red colour than pink. Perhaps they got the colourings of Gypsy and Posh mixed up as Gypsy looked a real dark red but when applied it was a nice bright pink.
Compared to Gypsy I didn't find the application of this Lipstick as good as it took me quite a few layers to really build a strong bold colour, which left parts patchy and I don't always have time in the mornings to spend hours perfecting my makeup. If you prefer more subtle looks with a hint of colour then this is definitely the right lipstick, but personally, I prefer more bold colours. It seemed to be more of a watery base than creamy which I prefer my lipsticks to be too. But aside from that I do really like this colour and will be continuing to use it again. However, I'm not sure I would repurchase it as I think there are other lipsticks which are better suited to my lips and preferences. The Elf Lipsticks retail at £1.50 which is an amazing price and similar to MUA Lipsticks for £1.00 although I think that there are some MUA shades which are better quality than Posh, but then again some of the Elf lipsticks like Gypsy are better quality than some of the MUA Lipsticks. So I think when it comes to picking which brand is better for Lipsticks it's a really tough choice, sadly Posh just isn't really for me.
Thursday, 21 March 2013

New: MUA Power Pouts

I am an absolute MUA fan and I love all their products. I follow them on Twitter and Facebook religiously checking for any discounts or news on new products along with other bloggers reviews of their products. Last night MUA released a status on Facebook saying that tomorrow (today) they will be announcing a new product which was revealed an hour ago.
Due to MUA becoming more and more popular due to the quality of products and their prices it has allowed them to keep on expanding and release new products which are keeping up with the beauty world. So are you ready to see what MUA are going to be releasing next?!
Picture was taken from the MUA Facebook page.
MUA are releasing their own version of the Clinique Chubby Sticks and Revlon Lip Stains with their very own Power Pout. They have the exact same concept of the Chubby Sticks and Lip Stains but at a much more affordable price. For an amazing £3.00 you could own your own Power Pout which comes in 6 different colours. They will be available to buy in stores from the 10th of April. They're not saying when they will be available to buy online for all you international MUA lovers but they're saying it might be very soon.
I really can't wait for these to become available and I've already got my eye on a few which I want, if they're anything like their other products I know they'll be great!
What do you think of the new MUA Power Pouts?!
Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Nspa Beauty Products

Back in November I did a post on products which you can buy at a Spa near where I live, these products are made and branded specifically by this Spa. However, they are now stocking them in most Asda's. Back in November my post of goodies included a Hand Cream, Detox Scrub, Body Butter and a deep cleansing Face Wash. I adore these products and use them weekly. A while back I took a trip back to the Spa and couldn't resist buying more!
Whilst taking a trip to the Spa I went with my Mum, who very kindly, when it came to paying brought the products for me as a birthday treat! She also brought herself a few bits and pieces, but there were some duplicates so I thought I'd show you just what I brought.
You can buy the Jojoba and White Vanilla Luxury Scented Candle online or from Asda, if you do manage to get your hands on it at Asda's it's very inexpensive at £3.00 for such a gorgeous smelling candle, with hints of Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Musk and Warm Amber. It's delicious and I didn't know a candle could have so many scents!
The Night Repair Cream is available to buy at Asda for £5.00 and they currently have an offer of 2 for £8.00 on their face creams and other products.
The Jojoba and White Vanilla Warming Salt Scrub costs £3.00, and this really is amazing, both me and my Mum have loved using it.
Finally, I love this gorgeous Jojoba and White Vanilla Foaming Bath Milk, it's perfect for relaxing evenings in the bath tub when you're unwinding from a stressful day. This retails at £3.00.
When I went to the Spa I was amazed at how cheap the products were, but looking at the price they are in Asda they are even cheaper by around £1.00 - £2.00 per product. So it you do happen to be in Asda's make sure you check out their products!
Have you tried any Nspa products yet?

Monday, 18 March 2013

Miss Selfridge Mondays #1

There isn't a better way to cheer yourself up on a dull Monday than a bit of Internet shopping, but due to money funds I am just 'screen shopping' and putting a list together of things I'd like. This is my first wishlish post, so bare with until I get to grips!
Now Miss Selfridge is my most favourite shop on the highstreet, if I had all the money in the world, I'd buy one of everything from here, but right now, these bits have caught my eye!

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1. Daley Coral Bow Back Pump £22.00 - I am absolutely loving coral at the moment, or anything with a pinky, peachy, red tone to it. These pumps are so cute for spring and summer and will look perfect with leggings, jeans, skirts and dresses.
2. Lace Hem Skirt £29.00 - My wardrobe seriously needs updating because at the minute I don't really own any cute skirts which are perfect to wear during the day, only my bodycon skirt which I wear going out on the town. Can you tell I'm liking the colour Coral at the moment?
3. Lurex Lace Crop Top £25.00 - This top is beautiful and I'm loving the colour, I can't wait till summer truly gets here and we can break away from all the darks and neutrals and embrace the pastels!
4. Nude Plain Peter Pan Blouse £30.00 - This is such a gorgeous blouse, I already own a very sheer white one, but I love the collar and bow on this blouse.
5. William Rose Pink Bow Wedge £45.00 - I'm currently going through a shoe obsession phase and I can't help myself but buy more and more, especially wedges, I have a new found love for them.
6. Wham Nude Chiffon Bow Wedge £45.00 - Again, I'm a sucker for new shoes, and especially ones with bows on, even though I own quite a few similar to this from Miss Selfridge, I want more!

What are you currently wishing for?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Elf Soothing Lip Balms

What on earth is up with this weather?! I seriously don't know if I'm coming or going. One minute it's sunny and warm, the next it's trying to snow and right now it looks so lovely and sunny outside with blue sky but there's such a strong bitter wind. I'm just grateful that it hasn't actually snowed!
Because of this weather my skin is just going crazy due to the coldness, the wind and having to turn the central heating on and off. One of the things which gets most affected is my lips, and I hate, hate, hate cracked, peely lips!
A while ago a purchased some soothing Lip Balms from Elf and they have been a God send with this weather, they're my most go to product and all other Lip Balms like my trusty Carmex has gone out the window!
 You can find these Soothing Lip Balms on the Elf website for only £1.50 and they come in three different flavours. I chose Vanilla Creme (top) and Strawberry Creme (bottom) the last one which they do is called Blackberry Creme, the only reason I didn't buy it was because I'm not sure I would have liked the smell. These smell absolutely gorgeous, they're quite strong but the Strawberry Creme smells exactly like Calpol, which for those of you who aren't in the UK it's a liquid medicine for children which is pink and tastes so yummy!
The Lip Balms contain Shea Butter and Vitamins A and E, this is what makes them so moisturising and long lasting. They're not sticky but when you apply them, they do give off a glossy appearance, so they're also perfect for popping in your handbag.
I will be sad when these come to an end especially the Strawberry Creme as I use them everyday and haven't found a Lip Balm that produces as amazing results as these, even my boyfriend who is totally against me wearing any lip products (because he doesn't like it when I kiss him with them on ;)) can't get over how soft these make my lips and are his only exception. So if a make up hating guy like him gives these the seal of approval, then they have to be great , right?!
Have you tried the Soothing Lip Balms from Elf?
Monday, 11 March 2013

Miss Holly's Giveaway Prizes!

A few weeks ago I entered a giveaway on Instagram which wan run by the lovely Holly from Miss Holly and I have to give her credit for her lovely blog which I have been following ever since I started blogging. I was thrilled when Holly announced that I had won her giveaway as it was the first time I had ever won one!
Amongst all my lovely prizes were three products from Elf, which is a brand that I love, their products are great quality (well all the ones which I've tried) and are great for value. However, I'm not entirely convinced they're better than MUA, but still great! I'm excited to try the Tone Correcting Powder along with the Bronzed Look Beauty Book, because if their shadows are anything like their blushers then they'll be so pigmented. And nail varnish? You can never go wrong with nail varnish for a girl like me!
As well as the Elf products Holly also very generously added four more products, including Champneys body cream and body glow. I love my lotions and potions and these smell great. She also included a Konad double side stamp yet, which I'm not familiar with but can't wait to use. I love nail art but I'm not the greatest at it so hopefully this will get me more creative! Finally, there was a bottle of So...? Kiss Me Perfume which takes me right back to my days of being at school and it's a scent which I've never grown out of and still love. 
I feel so lucky to win such a lot of lovely things, so thank you so much Holly!!
You can also follow Holly on her Instagram @misshollyxo

I hope you all have a great week! If you've tried any of the goodies which I've won then let me know what you thought about them!
Monday, 4 March 2013

Apple Crumble Cupcakes

Finally Monday is over! The other weekend I made some Applepie Cupcakes, but personally I think mine look more like Apple Crumble! The recipe sparked a lot of interest on my instagram and I know you guys love a good foodie post. These cupcakes are great and easy to make, they're so delicious (even my veggie and fruit hating boyfriend ate them!) and they're perfect for a quick (healhyish) snack or winter warmers.
 To make these cupcakes you will need...
For the cake base
- 50g/ 1 3/4oz butter
- 70g /2 1/2oz brown or caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 150g/ 5 1/2 oz plain flour
- 1/2tsp mixed spice
- 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1tbsp orange or lemon juice

For the topping
- 40g/ 1 1/2 oz plain flour
- 1/2tsp mixed spice
- 25g/ 1oz butter
- 40g/ 1 1/2 oz caster sugar.
Step One.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.
Step Two.
Firstly, make the topping, place the flour, mixed spice, butter and sugar into a bowl and rub together with your finger tips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, set this aside for later.
Step Three.
Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the egg. Sift in the flour, baking powder and mixed spice ad fold into the mixture, then fold in the chopped apple and orange juice or lemon juice. 
Step Four.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Add the topping to cover the top of each cupcake and press down gently.
Step Five.
Bake the cupcakes in the over for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Finally, leave the cupcakes to cool (but I always have to test try a nice warm one fresh from the oven! ;-) )
And here we have them! I completely forgot to add the topping before cooking so once they were finished I added the topping and cooked them for a further five minutes but on a low heat, they still tasted delicious and crunchy! The cakes stayed very moist all the way up until they were eaten. Excuse the burnt topping on mine, but my family love the burnt crispy bits! Let me know what you think of these and if you make them let me know and leave a link of any pics!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Friday, 1 March 2013

Hi, I'm Hannah And I'm an MUA Addict.

This addiction for  MUA is almost out of control! For some reason I just cannot resist their products. I think I almost have one of each product. Next I'll have one of each colour!
 A while back MUA had a promotion which was something like 45% off and five free Nail Quakes with your order - it wasn't their most recent promotion, but like always I couldn't resist. So this is just a quick haul of what I brought.
- 3 in 1 Contour Eyeliner Pen in black - £1.50
- False Eyelashes in Glam - £2.00
- Undressed Palette - £4.00
- Trio Eyeshadow in Innocence - £2.50
- Lipstick in shade 15 Juicy - £1.00
- Blusher in shade 1 - £1.00
- Intense Kisses Lipgloss in Quick Smooch - £2.00
- Lip Liner in Softly Lined - £1.00
- Out There Plumping Lipgloss in Pink Sugar - £2.00

Finally, the Nail Quakes which they sent my free were Jailbreak - the black, Shockwaves - the pink, Broken Arrow - the purple, Shattered Ice - the silver and Quiver which is the blue.
Soon will be reviews of the products, I have lots of posts for you but at the moment I also have lots of coursework deadline dates coming up!
I've also recently purchased a few products from their new range so theirs also a smaller haul and reviews to come on those too!

What have you recently purchased from MUA and are loving?

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