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Friday, 31 October 2014
Today I am going to show you a quick treat idea for Halloween!
These are Halloween Hand Treats and it basically involves stuffing sweets into a latex glove.

You Will Need:

-Latex Gloves
-Sweets (Ones that are still in wrapping)
-Elastic Bands and/or Ribbon
-Scissors

Firstly; you'll need to turn the glove inside out because a lot of them are lightly powdered on the inside.

Then you simply pack them with whichever sweets you'd like.
When you are done I suggest putting a lollipop inside so you have something to secure the end of the glove around. At this point you can chose to use a rubber band, ribbon or both.
I secured mine with white ribbon and gave them a few curls on the end.
This is what they ended up looking like:


As always, thanks for reading...

Thursday, 30 October 2014
This is a last minute Halloween make-up idea and the last in this years:
If you liked this series on my blog then leave a comment below and I will do it again ^.^
This last minute look is inspired by Day Of The Dead a Mexican holiday. People who celebrate Dia de los Muertos believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on Halloween night so the spirits of loved ones can reunite with their families for 24 hours.
I chose this as a last minute look because although the Sugar Skull makeup has been taken as an idea for Halloween, we must remember that it does root in a religious holiday and that should be celebrated as well.

Things You'll Need:

-Red Face Paint
-Black Face Paint
-White Face Paint
-Brushes/Sponges
-White & Black Eyeliner
-Cotton Buds



Step 1

With a freshly washed and moisturised face; take the white eyeliner and mark out how big you want the circles and petals to be as well as the shape of the nose.

Step 2

Go ahead and paint the rest of your face white. I used a sponge for this and layered it bit by but to get an even and strong pigmentation. 

Step 3

Taking the Black Face Paint on a brush fill in the eye area as close to the lash line as possible. Then line your upper and lower lash line with the black eyeliner and fill in any of those areas that show.

Step 4

Taking the Red Face Paint; fill in the petals and I found at this point you can shape them a little better.

Step 5

Going back to the Black Face Paint fill in the nose and mouth. I used an angled nail brush for this because it allowed me to be more precise, especially around the lips. I decided to drag out the lip line and add some stitches.

Step 6

When everything has dried have a look to see if you need to touch anything up before applying a design to the forehead. There are so many you can choose from but I went with a web and cross. Then you are done! :)










I would love to know whether you've re-created the Looks/Ideas I post or something that you'd like to share. So please tweet me or use the Hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah on Twitter & Instagram.


As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 26 October 2014
I will be doing a step by step of how I created a Tinkerbell look for Halloween.
I made this completely make up based because a lot of the products you can get really cheap at the drugstore or you more than likely have some at hand. So far I'd say this is my favourite look and I may end up like this on Halloween.
Let's get started...

Things You'll Need

I've listed the items but also said what I personally used.
-Primer - Elf's Mineral Face Primer in Clear.
-Foundation - You can either match your skin tone or go lighter up to you. I used Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation in Shell.
-Concealer - Collection's 16 Hour Lasting Perfection in Fair.
-Setting Powder - Elf's High Definition Powder in Translucent.
-Brow Pencil - Again you can go lighter but I used my normal one which is the No 7 Beautiful Brows Pencil in Brown/Black.
-Eye Primer - Elf's Eyelid Primer in Sheer.
-Eyeliner - Pencil and Liquid/Gel. I used the Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Black and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner in Black.
-Eye shadow - Used two green shades and a white from the Elf 100 Piece Eye Shadow Palette.
-False Eyelashes (Optional) - Dimples Natural Look Lashes, Style E495.
-Mascara - Benefit They're Real in Black.
-Blusher - Bourjois Little Round Pot in Rose Frisson.
-Lipstick & Lip Gloss - Elf's Moisturising Lipstick in Pink Minx and No 7 High Shine Lip Gloss in Smile.
-Brush's/Sponge - Real Techniques Stippling Brush, Elf Defining Eye Brush, Elf Eye Crease Brush, Elf Blending Eye Brush, Angled Nail Brush, Real Techniques Blush Brush and Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
-Cotton Buds
-Wig/Wig Cap

Step 1

Start off with a fresh clean face and apply primer.

Step 2

When that has set, apply your foundation and you can use your fingers, a brush or sponge. I stippled the product on with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush and worked the product from the centre of my face outwards. I used the Estee Lauder Foundation for this tutorial as it's great for full coverage and I wanted to get that flawless look.

Step 3

Take your concealer and cover up any under eye circles, spots or blemishes. The Real Techniques Sponge was brilliant for this as it is shaped into a tip one end; perfect for blending under the eyes and a flat end on the other; ideal to blend over any spots or redness. 

Step 4

Set everything with a powder; I found a translucent powder had the best matte effect.

Step 5

You can fill in your brows either as normal or you can glue them down, cover up with foundation and draw on some lighter brows. I ended up filling mine is as normal although I did emphasize the arch a little more than I would do.

Step 6

Now that most of the base is complete; here comes the trickier bit, eye makeup. I am not the most skilled at doing my eye makeup as you'll probably be able to tell from the pictures but I will do my best to explain the steps.
I first primed my eyelids; this is an optional step but some eyeshadows don't stay on for very long and it may be beneficial to you.

Step 7

Whilst that sets, I tight lined with a Black Eyeliner and got my eye shadow palette out. I love the Elf 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette for this look. It has such a lovely combination of green shades. 

Step 8

Starting with the base; I applied with the Elf Defining Eye Brush and rather than sweeping it on I patted it so it looked bold and pigmented. I then took the crease colour and gently applied a small amount with the same brush. I focused more on the centre of my crease line, I didn't want to drag it down to my inner corner. I then took the outer corner green and applied that to the outer corner of the eye dragging it a little bit into the crease with the Elf Eye Crease Brush. Just a note; you don't have to use the brushes for what purpose they say they are.

Step 9

Hopefully your still with me at this point. I then applied my fake eyelashes; you can use any brand or style; the ones I found were very doll-like and suited the Tinkerbell Look perfectly.

Step 10

Using an Angled Nail Brush (Unsure on the brand I picked them up from my local market) I applied a Gel Liner to my upper eyelid as close to the lash line as possible. When I finished I decided to go back and make the line a little thicker. 

Step 11

I cleaned the nail brush and used it to apply the white eyeshadow on my brow bone, the inner corner of my eyes and along my lower lash line. I then blended it out on the brow bone with the Elf Blending Brush.

Step 12

Taking the nail brush again; I applied the crease colour underneath my eye, keeping as close to the lash line as possible. I then took the outer eye shadow colour and dragged it down onto the lower lash line a little not taking it past the pupil.

Step 13

I then applied a coat of mascara to my top and bottom lashes and for this I used Benefit's They're Real.

Step 14

With that done, I wiped up a little fall out I had with a cotton bud and checked to make sure everything was even, that the lashes had dried and if I needed any touch ups. 

Step 15

Using the Real Techniques Blusher Brush I applied the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush to the apple of my cheeks making sure to make the colour more intense in an upside down C under the eyes.

Step 16

I then applied the Elf's Pink Mink Lipstick to my lips with a small amount of the No 7 High Shine Lip Gloss over the top.
If you opted for a wig then go ahead and apply it and you are done!











I would love to know whether you've re-created the Looks/Ideas I post or something that you'd like to share. So please tweet me or use the Hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah on Twitter & Instagram.

As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 19 October 2014
In this walk-through I will be telling you how I achieved a clown look for Halloween. 
I didn't use a template with this one, I kind of winged it.
I did use a red curly wig and red nose which were both brought off eBay.

What You'll Need:

-Light Blue Face Paint
-Dark Blue Face Paint - Can use any colour(s) you like though!
-White Face Paint
-Black Face Paint
-Red Face Paint - Again for all face paints I used Snazaroo
-White & Black Eyeliners
-Sponges
-Brushes - I used a mix of paint and nail brushes (whichever works for you)
-Cotton Buds - To clean up any mistakes
-Glass Of Water -To wash the brushes
-Hair Band/Clip - Whichever you prefer to keep your hair out the way

-Red Wig and Wig Cap(Optional)
-Red Clown Nose (Optional)
-Personally I wouldn't suggest putting on a primer as I've found the paints work better without but if you are using another brand or paints that aren't as pigmented then do a test run beforehand. 

Step 1

I decided to use a red clown wig and nose for this look, so I clipped all my hair back and put the wig cap on before I started applying anything.

Step 2

Using a white eyeliner, start marking out the mouth, teeth and diamond shapes. Take your time with this because the mouth was a little tricky; I did Google image clowns to have a couple of pictures up for reference. 


Step 3


Using the white face paint start to cover the base of your face. You will need to layer this to get the pigmentation and to let it dry before layering. There is a clown white face base you can get from Snazaroo and other face paint companies but as I had a white face paint I just used that.

Step 4

Starting with the eyes; run the black eyeliner over your water line and upper lash line. Then with the dark and light blue face paints (or whichever colour(s) you've chosen) start filling in the diamond shapes. 
I was originally going to do them the same colour and a lot smaller but decided on two colours and ended up making them over-sized as it just fitted the look. I used a long bristle paint brush for this to create cleaner points.

Step 5

Whilst they dry; move onto the mouth. I started by filling in the black bit first which later led to me trying to cover up mistakes and using a lot of cotton buds. I would suggest starting with the red face paint first and waiting for it to dry. I used a nail brush because it allowed me to be a lot more precise. 

Step 6

When that has dried move onto filling in the teeth and black back of the mouth. I again used the nail brush to be more precise but I actually puckered my lips to really get into it and bring it into the inside of the lip more. 

Step 7

Touch up any sections that you need to, if you're not using a red nose the go ahead and paint one on, otherwise add the wig and red nose and you are finished!








I would love to know whether you've re-created the Looks/Ideas I post or something that you'd like to share. So please tweet me or use the Hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah on Twitter & Instagram.

As always, thanks for reading...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
I freaking love Halloween! I love to see how creative people get with costumes, makeup and baking. Last year due to being unwell and other commitments I was unable to post anything Halloween on this blog. This year I have a couple of looks and a trick or treat idea for you and calling it...
This post is going to be a walk-through of how I ended up looking like Scar from The Lion King. 
Before starting I used a template I found online to practice the outline and proportions  before doing it on myself.


What you'll need:

-Black Face Paint
-Brown Face Paint
-White Face Paint
-Purple Face Paint
-Red Face Paint - For all face paints I used Snazaroo. Brilliant brand; they are water activated paints you can put straight onto the skin. 
-White & Black Eyeliners
-Sponges
-Brushes - I used a mix of paint and nail brushes (whichever works for you)
-Cotton Buds
-Glass Of Water
-Hair Band/Clip

-Green Contact Lenses (Optional)
-Black Wig & Wig Cap (Optional)
-Personally I wouldn't suggest putting on a primer as I've found the paints work better without but if you are using another brand or paints that aren't as pigmented then do a test run beforehand. 

Step 1

If you have opted to use contact lenses then put them in first. Please make sure you are doing this correctly and you've done research beforehand.
Using a white eyeliner, outline all the features; mainly the eyebrows, scar, mane and nose.
Make sure you don't press down too hard because the white can make the paint color lighter and the lines can end up standing out more than intended.

Step 2

Starting with the eye area, tight line with the Black eyeliner; if your eyes start watering wait a few minutes and then line your bottom lash line.
With the purple face paint fill in the circles outlined from the brow down, bearing in mind, the scar on the right eye. I used a small angled nail brush for this and remember each area doesn't have to be exact.

Step 3

Whilst that dries (which doesn't take too long) start filling in the base of the face with the brown face paint. This includes the top of the nose, forehead and high point of the cheekbones. You may need to do a few layers to get the desired colour and cover but wait for each layer to dry before applying another. At this point a sponge would be better as you don't end up with streaks.

Step 4

Taking the white face paint start to fill from the nose to chin. The white face paint will need to be layered to get that pigmentation. I found it was best to use a brush to apply the paint and then to blend it out with a sponge.

Step 5

Take the red and white paint and mix them together to get a light pink colour to fill in the scar. You can buy another face paint in pink, but I could only fine ones more towards being a barbie pink which wouldn't of suited.

Step 6

Take a look over what you've done so far and see if any areas need touching up. Then take the black face paint and start applying! Black face paint can be corrected if needed but it is harder to cover up. I used the angled brush again as it was easier to be more precise around the nose and creating the mane. When that's dry clear anything up, add your wig (optional) and you are done!
Here's how it turned out:







I would love to know whether you've re-created the Looks/Ideas I post or something that you'd like to share. So please tweet me or use the Hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah on Twitter & Instagram.

As always, thanks for reading...

Friday, 10 October 2014
Here is the makeup review post! Sorry it has taken so long, I have been trying to take pictures of myself wearing the products but I just didn't like any of the pictures and ended up have an insecure moment...so I've just reviewed them as normal. 
As I get better at my photography skills I may to a make-up look with them but at the moment I'm working on some posts for Halloween!


This is The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream.
The product description says:

"Our new All-In-One BB cream transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.
-Adapts to your skin tone
-Light to medium coverage
-Even finish
-24-hour hydration
-Non-clogging"
I really like to use this when I want a light coverage. I would disagree it would be able to achieve a medium coverage without looking cakey but it has such a lovely consistency. The foundation is white and adapts to your skin tone as you blend it in. I picked up the shade 00 as I'm super pale and it's worked really well so I would definitely recommend this.

Next is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation from the Stay-In-Place range.
The product description says:

"15-hour staying power. Flawless all day.
This worry-free, long-wearing foundation makeup stays fresh and looks natural through heat, humidity, nonstop activity.
Won't change colour, smudge or come off on clothes. 
Feels lightweight and comfortable.
Now the flawless look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day."


I absolutely freaking love this foundation. It is on the pricey side at £29.50 per bottle but if you are like me and collect Boots points then it's a nice treat for yourself.I brought the shade Shell which was the lightest shade they had (no surprise there). The consistency of this is quite runny, you'll need to shake well before using and it is a little disappointing that there is no pump for this. However I find this creates a flawless base every time and I love using it on special occasions and nights out. 



I was a little naughty and ordered more off The Body Shop website the day after I got my skin care order...oops! but I brought The Honey Bronzing Powder in the shade 01 (Light Matte).
I'd heard a lot of positive reviews on different blogs, product websites, YouTube and I just jumped on the bandwagon.

The product description says:
"This honey-enriched pressed powder gives skin an even, bronze matte finish.
Even matte finish
Convenient compact."
I really like this because it's very subtle. Recently, the bronzers I've swatched or brought have shimmer to them, which I like for an evening out but not for a day look. With the seasons ahead I really wanted something more matte and this is absolutely perfect. Although compact, the product comes off very fine and blends into the skin beautifully. I 100% recommend this.

Next is the Benefit They're Real Mascara. I originally brought the smaller size to give it a go and it's worked out really well for me.

The product description says:
"The exclusive brush is specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula-revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length & volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define & curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result...luxurious, silky lashes that won't smudge, clump or dry out".
I think the majority of people want full, long lashes day to day so they'd invest in the larger size. Although this doesn't clump at all in comparison to other mascaras, I don't like the feeling of heavy lashes. I've just gotten so use to my No 7 Mascara I haven't wanted to use anything else but giving this a go, I have found something that I can purchase and use for occasions that will help achieve a fake eyelashes look. One thing I love the most about this product is the brush. I believe it's specific to Benefit and it's brilliant! I wiped it down and tested other mascaras with it and it always separates the lashes whilst distributing the product evenly from root to tip. 
Next is the Rimmel Volume Lash Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara
The product description says: 
"Scandalous Brush: So big yet so precise, our MaxDensity™ brush reveals lashes you never thought you had. 30% wider and denser, with more bristles to capture and coat even the smallest lashes. Combs through clumps for perfect definitionScandalous Formula: Triple collagen + keratin formula with shapes and plumps even the thinnest lashesScandalous Look: More lashes revealed, corner-to-corner, who needs falsies? +300% instant eye opening impact. Reveals your natural assets like no other!"
I was really disappointed with Rimmel on this one. I recently said how I was really loving Rimmel products and then I picked up this disaster. The brush is way too big. I have big eyes and still cannot use this without either poking myself or having it print onto my eyelids/smudging when applying. The formula doesn't stand up to being called waterproof, it was clumpy and felt chalky when it dried onto my lashes. Would not recommend this as all.

Rimmel may have redeemed themselves with this one...
This is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner. 
The product description says:
"Up to 24hrs of rich, intense colour that doesn't flake, smudge, smear or run. Waterproof formula. Professional brush for complete control to draw the lines you want."
I really like this product but I'm not crazy about the brush that came with it. I use a nail brush when I apply this because it is quite thick in texture making a small brush more suitable. I would say that you need to warm the product before applying but apply in small motions. It drys super quick and I've found it can stay in place for around 10 hours. I would recommend this for someone whose patient, but if you are new to gel liner or even liquid liner then I would say try something else first.


In one of my last product reviews I mentioned the Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner and I loved it that much I brought the Thick & Thin Eyeliner.
The product description says:
"Eyeliner - Choose the Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eye Liner for a super dramatic, bold look. Featuring a uniquely engineered, precision 3D slanted tip, enabling you to draw a flawless thick or thin line, depending on how you hold it. A state-of-the-art formula with a super-high concentration of intense pigments for an ultra-black, tattoo-like line which dries in seconds and resists just about anything, water, heat, sweat, flaking, smudging, for 24 hours."
Again it doesn't smudge, lovely dry matte formula and lasts long. The difference with this is that the nib on the pen allows you to create a thinner daytime look as well as a thicker winged liner look. Not only would I recommend this but I will say that if Rimmel wants a strong eye product range then they need to step away from the liners and take more interest in mascaras. 
Last but not least this is the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter.
The product description says:
- Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips
- Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
- Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth
- Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine
- Available in 20 luscious shades."
Revlon have got a spot on lip product here. There are many shades for all skin tones and it makes the lips super smooth. I brought the shade Candy Apple which has got great pigmentation for a sheer product and a lovely shine.
Would 100% recommend these and I would describe it as a gloss with no sticky texture, more shine and a brilliant colour range.


Would love to know what you think so please leave a comment below!


As always, thanks for reading...

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