Saturday, 26 February 2011

Maxfactor Freebie Tutorial

My second video and alas, she speaks! I've decided to let the world hear my hideous voice because the copywriting on music is so strict on youtube and I couldn't be bothered with the faff!

So here it is! A video on the freebies I got from buying £15 worth of Maxfactor at Christmas time. Worth the money I think!

The Kit:
- Lasting Performance Foundation in Natural Beige
- Masterpiece Beyond Length in Tanned Black
- Kohl Pencil in Black
- Earth Spirits Eyeshadow in Burnt Bark
- Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Pink
- Lipstick in Raisin
- Nailinity in Red Passion (Forgot to mention that in the video but its the one I'm wearing)

Other Products:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Maxfactor Creme Puff in Truly Fair
- Model's Own Eye Shading Brush
- Topshop's Foundation Brush

Friday, 25 February 2011

Topshop Strikes Again!

You may have read about Topshop's new season of spring clothes on my blog here (if not, why not?!) that I wrote last month. I went for the first one in the end purely because I couldn't find the red tea dress anywhere! Anyway! They have struck at me again, and this time it's much, much, more expensive! I simply can't afford to buy one pair of these vintage inspired shoes, let alone all five, but a girl can dream, can't she?
T-Bar Espadrilles in Green - £65.00

 T-Bar Espadrilles in Coral - £65

Blue Suede Cross Strap Heels - £75

Red Suede Cross Strap Heels - £75

Black Suede Cross Strap Heels - £75

Psst, I'm a size UK8 if you're wondering, wink wink, nudge nudge ;)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The Dreams

Over the past few nights I've been having some really weird, freaky dreams. So, I thought I'd share them and their 'meanings' with you (using The Dream Dictionary).

Night One:

I had two children; the eldest lived with my parents back home in Southampton, and the youngest was a newborn baby that lived with me. I was suffering from post-natal depression and couldn't, or wouldn't care for my baby and forgot I even had one - a sort of denial, I suppose. The baby got thinner and thinner until they were just skin and bones. Then it hit me. I started to panic and I panicked so much I forgot how to make formula milk. I phoned my grandma and she talked me through i and my baby survived and became healthy again. But because of my mistakes I became super overprotective over my baby and wouldn't leave the house or anyone come anywhere near my baby.

The Meanings:

"If you dream you forgot you had a baby, hen it suggests you are trying to hide your own vulnerabilities; you do not wan to let others know of your weaknesses. Alternatively, forgetting about a baby represent an aspect of yourself that you have abandoned or put aside due to life's changing circumstances. The dream may serve as a reminder that it is time for you to pick up that old interest, hobby, or project again."

"To dream about a starving baby, represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification."

"To dream you are calling or signalling for help suggests you are feeling lost, overwhelmed, and/or inadequate."

To dream that you are protecting someone or something, suggests that you are putting up an emotional wall or barrier between you and others around you."

Night Two:

My uni (University of Liverpool) moved to a castle/stately home sort of place and people from my old college (Peter Symonds College) were also students at my uni. Each of our halls were in tall towers and wings of the house and were hard to get to. Our common room was decorated like a study with red leather sofas, roaring open fires and surrounded by lots of books. One evening I was sat with a mixture of uni and college friends and the guy I like/liked from college was sat there shirtless. Well I couldn't help but stare. Another college friend noticed and said "Could you be anymore obvious, Hannah?" I was really embarrassed and so made my excuses to leave. I was terrified the others would find out - a fact that still worries me today. The next day it was zooming around uni about my feelings, so I went to find my grandma (the same one from the previous night's dream). My grandma also just happened to be the queen! She was driving around in a converted library truck with my grandad (who was only Prince Consort, not king) and their pack of Irish Wolfhounds. She told me to stop worrying about it, go back to uni, and sort my hair out because it was a mess! The guy came and found me -still shirtless, aha! - and said that it was fine about how I felt and that we should give it ago. So it was okay in the end!

The Meanings:

"To dream that you are in college, indicates that you are going through some social or cultural changes. You want to expand your knowledge and awareness. It is also suggests that now is a good time for you to experiment and try new things."

"To dream that you or someone is confessing, represents a feeling of guilt and self blame. alternatively, it suggests a form of healing. You are heralding new changes in your life."

"To see a queen in your dream, symbolizes intuition, personal growth, power and influence. The queen is also a symbol for your mother."

"To dream that you live in a castle, represents your extreme need for security and protection t the point where you may be isolating yourself from others. Perhaps the dream parallels a waking situation where it has put you on the defensive."

"To see a dog in your dream, symbolizes intuition, loyalty, generosity, protection, and fidelity. The dream suggests that your strong values and good intentions will enable you to go forward in the world and bring you success."

Night Three:

My uni friend, Faye, and I moved into a new apartment which was richly decorated to say the least, in the centre of London - it said it was London but physically it was Paris, if you understand what I mean? We had a house warming party with all our friends and family. My family decided to go green (which, if anyone knows my family is completely absurd!) and lived in what I can only describe as Dickensian style slums, like the ones in Oliver Twist, because it was the new, in thing to do. These slums were on the river and faced demolition on a daily basis. I went back to our apartment and cleaned up from the party, then searched for a new university - I had to change from Liverpool because of the move. The next day I took my friend's brother to a rugby match where, of course, James Haskell was playing. My friend's brother wanted to go and meet him, but Haskell was being really rude. So, I went to have a few words with him - he was a giant in my dream! - ad Haskell laughed and said he liked a feisty female.  Due to my love of that rugby player, I was flattered and accepted the offer of a date. We went dancing to a Dirty Dancing/Saturday Night Fever style place, and Haskell was surprisingly good as we even did the lift! The dream ended with James Haskell coming to live in mine and Faye's apartment.

The Meanings:

"To dream of a large, lavish apartment indicates an increase to your financial situation or an improvement to your family life."

"To dream that you live in slums, indicates your negative outlook, deteriorating thoughts and crumbling ideals. You are feeling sorry for yourself and letting your own negative thinking take over your frame of mind. Alternatively, the dream suggests you have poor self image or poor health"

"To dream you are at a party, suggests you need to get out more and enjoy yourself."

"To dream you are watching a sports competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions."

"To dream that you are dancing, signifies freedom from any constraints and restrictions. Your life is in balance and in harmony. Dancing also represents frivolity, happiness, gracefullness, sensuality, and sexual desires. You need to incorporate these qualities into your waking life. If you are dancing with a partner, then it signifies intimacy and a union of maculine and feminine aspects of yourself."

Well, lets see what tonight brings!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

It's been too long! And photo time!

So has it been a month? Something like that, I think! I had exams, and then had to settle back into uni so it's been quite a hectic time in my life aha! Other than working there's nothing much to report back on, other than...yes I was single again on Valentines! Ho hum!

But, a couple of days ago the photos I did in the summer with Steve Biddlecombe have been made public! So here's a selection of my favourites:

Oh! And I've started doing youtube video tutorials! Just some hair and make up ones, and I've only filmed one so far, but I'm really enjoying doing it! Youtube just takes so darn long uploading them!