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Monday, 28 September 2015
I was very on the fence about which Harley Quinn to do a there are so many variations from comic to gaming. I decided to go back to fan art again as I feel that is where you will find a look that represents the character well.

Products & Tools

  • Snazaroo Face Paint in White, Red & Black
  • Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in Red Nose Day
  • Sponges
  • Paint Brushes
  • Harley Quinn Wig

Step One

Starting with a clean face and neck apply White Face Paint all over, I actually painted down onto my collarbone and chest as the wig pigtails were so long!

Step Two

On a thin paint brush, load up some Black Face Paint and draw a diamond shape over one eye, then filling it in. It may take a few coats.

Step Three

Either clean that brush or use a different one, take the red face paint and do the same to the other eye.

Step Four

Then apply red lipstick. I loved using the Kate Moss Red Nose Day one from Rimmel as it looks like the red used in her print in the comic books.

Step Five

Go over any touch ups needed then add the wig!



This was the easiest look to do, sans waiting for White Face Paint to dry, but very simple to recreate.
If you do take inspiration from this I'd love to see ^.^ You can find me on Twitter & Instagram or just use the hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah.

As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Products & Tools

  • Snazaroo Face Paint in White, Red, Black & Brown
  • Snazaroo Special FX Wax
  • Plastic Spatula
  • Vaseline
  • Sponges
  • Paint Brushes

Step One

Starting with the Face Wax, you want to work it whilst its in the container because it is very tough and sticky. Once you have a good amount I rolled it in between the palms of my hand into a roll shape before putting where I wanted. Whilst there I used the spatula to mold and shape it.

Step Two

It is very tricky to use but keep at it, once you have you desired effect use some Vaseline to smooth and edges into the skin. Then taking the spatula again create the smile line on both sides.

Step Three

Taking either a brush or sponge and the White Face Paint apply it all over the face, doesn't need to be neat at all.

Step Four

Start painting around the eyes using the Black Face Paint. You can use a photo for reference, In the end I decided to go up to the brows with this. I applied the paint as a water colour consistency using a thick brush before taking a sponge and pressing messily around my eyes until I had the desired look.

Step Five

Using the Red Face Paint start going over the mouth area, I again made the paint to a water like consistency and dabbed it on to not disturb the shape of the wax. I also took a little Brown Face Paint onto a very thin brush into the smile line to give it definition.

Step Six



Go ahead with a cotton bud and start to wipe away the paint where any expression lines would be (e.g the forehead) and if you'd like to add the wig go ahead!



As always you can find me on Twitter and Instagram. If you do recreate this look or any others then please use the hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah so I can see.

As always, thanks for reading...
Thursday, 24 September 2015
I wanted to try and share more DIYs this year and I thought that these would be a really cute idea.
I have included three designs, one over sized, one adult sized and one child sized just so you can see the options you have when doing this either for Halloween or as a Halloween project.
I decided to use foam over felt as it's sturdier and I thought if anyone who teaches or is a childminder sees this, it's really affordable too. 

Spiderman Mask

You will need:

-A Spiderman Template (I found mine on Google)
-Red & Black Foam
-Foam Glue
-White Pencil
-Black Pen
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Elastic
-Stapler
-Hot Glue Gun (Optional)

Step One

Cut out the paper template including the eye holes. Then place it onto the red foam, trace around it using a white pencil and cut it out. You need two copies of the red foam mask.

Step Two

Going back to the template cut out the black framing around the eyes. Place it onto black foam, trace it and cut out. You'll only need one copy of this.

Step Three

Taking one of the red foam masks, which ever you feel looks the best, stick on the black eyes frames using the foam glue and set aside to dry.

Step Four

Measuring the elastic to the desired length with a little extra that will be stapled onto the mask. Go ahead and staple it where you like. The only problem I had was the staple sticking out because of the placement so I decided to cover the area with hot glue and smooth it out to prevent it catching/scratching.

Step Five

When the glue on the first mask is dry go ahead with a black pen and make the Spiderman markings. I used a ruler to get an as equal distance as possible but you can always free hand it.

Step Six

Stick the both parts together with the foam glue, making sure all sides face the right way and leave to dry.

Captain America Mask

You will need:

-A Captain America Template
-Blue & White Foam
-Foam Glue
-White Pencil
-Exacto-Knife
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Elastic
-Stapler
-Hot Glue Gun (Optional)

Step One

Cut out the template and eye holes, I actually cut straight across this template as I didn't want the sides to this mask.

Step Two

Very similar to the Spiderman Mask, make sure you trace and cut out two blue foam masks and that all the detailing is cut out on white foam. I actually used an exacto-knife to get the A out the template to trace as it was a little tricky.

Step Three

After you have all the pieces cut glue them in place on one blue foam mask.

Step Four

Cut the elastic to the desired length and attach to the other blue foam mask. I didn't have to use hot glue on this one as it stapled in well.

Step Five

Glue both masks together and you are done!

Iron Man Mask

You will need:

-A Iron Man Template
-Red & Yellow Foam
-Foam Glue
-White Pencil
-Exacto-Knife
-Ruler
-Scissors
-Elastic
-Stapler
-Hot Glue Gun (Optional) 

Step One

Cut out the template and then trace and cut out the mask on the red foam.

Step Two

Again very similar to the previous two masks make sure all the detailing is cut out on yellow foam, glue it to one of the masks and then cut the elastic to a desired length. Staple the elastic to the other foam mask and glue both pieces together.
And you have three Marvel Superhero Masks!

I really loved doing these and think my Godson is going to love receiving them ^.^

As always, thanks for reading...
Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Products & Tools

  • Snazaroo Face Paint in Purple
  • Rimmel 5 in 1 Primer
  • Seventeen HD Under Eye Concealer in Fair
  • Make Up Forever HD Foundation in Pink Porcelain
  • Rimmel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black
  • Rimmel Gel Liner in Black
  • Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Maybelline Sensational Mascara in Black
  • Katy Perry False Eyelashes in Sweetie Pie
  • ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in Cranberry
  • Real Techniques Buffing Brush
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sponges

Step One

Prep your skin with a primer before concealing and spots and/or dark circles.

Step Two

Using a good coverage foundation apply all over the face using either a blending sponge or buffer brush to get that airbrush finish. I used the Make Up Forever HD Foundation as a little goes a long way with this product.

Step Three

Using my black Rimmel eyeliner I lined the top and bottom water, being careful not to go towards the tear duct, before creating a guideline for my top liner.

Step Four

Here I used a mix of liquid liner and gel. I originally used my Soap & Glory Supercat liner but found that it wasn't as pigmented as I wanted so went over with my Rimmel Gel Liner.

Step Five

Then I applied the Maybelline Sensational Mascara to my top and bottom lashes and applied the Sweetie Pie false lashes from the Katy Perry Eyelure lash range.

Step Six

There were two red lip colours in mind for this but I didn't want to clash with the red wig so I decided to use ELF's Studio Matte Lip Colour in Cranberry and it has a pink undertone to it.

Step Seven

Then the fun part, using a paint brush and Snazaroo's purple face paint I painted on Medusa's mask using a few sketches and fan art I found as a guide. Added the wig and done!

I hope you share any plans you have this Halloween! You can leave a comment below or use the hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah on Twitter & Instagram

As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 20 September 2015
My first look in this years Halloween With Hannah. 

Products & Tools

  • Snazaroo Face Paint - Green
  • Essence Eyeliner - Silver
  • Rimmel Waterproof Eyeliner - Black
  • ELF Eyeshadow Palette
  • Maybelline Sensational Mascara - Black 
  • Eyelure Volume Lashes - No 070
  • Makeup Revolution Lipstick - Atomic Serpent
  • Sponges
  • Blusher Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brushes (One to use, one for blending)
  • Lip Brush
  • Paint Brushes (Variety of sizes)

Step One

On clean skin start with the green face paint. Here I painted my face and down my neck, if you wanted to carry on and paint more of the body go ahead. I used a very wet, almost a water colour consistency when applying to the face and then blended it with a dry sponge. Overall I needed two layers and used two different sized brushes so I could get around the eyes.

Step Two

When dry I lightly contoured with a dark green eyeshadow from the ELF Eyeshadow Palette using a blusher brush. Focusing on defining the cheekbones, jawline and nose. I also highlighted the bridge on the nose with a lighter shade of green.

Step Three

Then using a mix of two other green shadows from the same palette I did a subtle smokey effect over my eyes, being careful not to go above the socket. Then applied black eyeliner to the top and bottom waterline. I was very on the fence about using mascara on the fake lashes as it could look too much. I decided to use the Maybelline Sensational Mascara so I got as much lift as possible before putting on the fake lashes. Here I used the Eyelure Volume in No 070.

Step Four

I then used my Makeup Revolution Serpent lipstick and to get the pigmentation I applied it in layers with a lip brush. This is very moisturising if you wanted a more matte finish I would suggest either powdering over it or using a liquid lip product instead.

Step Five

Using a silver eyeliner by Essence and a few pictures from google as a guide, I started to draw on the markings Gamora has. I decided to do this last as I would be 100% sure the face paint was dry and it would be easier to apply a layer of face paint over if I went wrong.

Step Six

Finishing up any touches part your hair down the middle and you are good to go.



P.S Excuse my static hair!

I would love to know what you are doing this Halloween so let me know on Instagram or Twitter or you can use the hashtag #HalloweenWithHannah.

As always, thanks for reading...

Sunday, 6 September 2015
I created these lists for those off to University. I including everything I could think off but if there is anything else you found useful or that you deemed a necessity then please leave it in a comment below! These lists don't include a stationary list as I put that in my Back To School Essentials post.

As always, thanks for reading...

Friday, 4 September 2015
A lot of students are going back to school so I created these lists, which you are more than welcome to print, in the hopes it will help. I will be posting a University Living Essentials List in a couple of days.







Personally I have found Asda, The Works and The Range the best places to get school supplies as they sell them singularly and as bulk sets.

As always, thanks for reading...

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