Sunday, 25 October 2015

Date Night Routine!


Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. You may not have already seen it (or it may well be the reason that you're reading this) but I have just uploaded a Date Night Routine on to my channel youtube.com/hannahleigh

I had so much fun making this video in collaboration with mybeautymatches.com if you haven't seen the video already make sure you have a quick gander.

The site has over 300,000 products and almost every brand you can think of!
How it works is - You fill out a short survey about your skin type and makeup/hair habits and the website will scan thousands and thousands of products to give you your best matches in different areas. You can also narrow down by your favourite brands if you'r a picky makeup user or open the floodgates on all products if you fancy trying something new!

This site introduced me to the Dior Airflash Foundation, Charlotte Tilbury Brow Stylus and Olay Moisturiser to name a few. The lovely people are hosting a Too Faced cosmetics giveaway for my viewers. Here's what you win:
  •          Better Than Sex Mascara
  •          Semi- Sweet Chocolate Bar 
  •          Shadow Insurance 
  •          Melted 
  •          Love Flush Blush
  •          Candlelight
  •          3 Way Lining Tool
Thats a prize hamper worth over £150! All you have to do is make sure you're subscribed to my channel youtube.com/hannahleigh and complete the survey on mybeautymatches.com to be automatically entered. 

I'm going to finish off this blog post with a mini review of some of my favourite purchases from the website. Here are my top picks:

Dior Airflash Foundation:
This airbrush-like foundation will cost you a pretty penny but boy is it wonderful.
I do think you need a couple of layers for this foundation to give it's full effect but it looks wonderful on the skin and lasts all day. I always add concealer on top of this as it is not quite full coverage, though it is build-able.
It gives a natural finish to the skin while still covering redness and dark spots. Downsides? It would take a person on minimum wage 5 whole hours to afford the foundation.
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Pencil:
Now at first I wasn't too keen on this brown pencil. I love the 3 components, theres the everybrow brush, a brow highligher and the retractable, angled pencil in one stylus. However, I got the colour Grace Kelly which is the lightest shade. My hair is blonde so out of 3 shades, that would make sense. I just feel like it requires a lot of effort to get on enough product, I tested on the back of my hand and I swear nothing came off. Now, I bloody love it. Yes it takes a lot of strokes to get the right coverage but it looks so natural!
Olay 7 in 1 Moisturiser:
I never really rave about moisturisers that much. To me, they're just something that's there. But this one is great, it has anti-aging properties which I feel actually work on young skin like mine. That may seem pointless as I'm only 23 and I'm by no means wrinkly but I do have very fine lines starting to form and prevention can only be a good thing, right?
'Dark Side' MAC lipstick:
Omg this lipstick. Such a beautiful berry colour you wouldn't believe. I've been searching for the perfect fall lipstick and I found it. Now, it is a little on the darker side. Its more berry-black than berry-red but dont let that scare you. It's lovely on pale and park skin so I highly recommend!
Rush Shine Finishing Serum:
To be honest, I sort of stumbled upon this product. The site recommended it for me, I got it and that was that. But it's really great. It gives you hair this super shiny look, it works better on curls in my opinion just make sure you dont rub it into your roots or that will be a greasy nightmare!

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments why you want to win the giveaway prize and Good Luck!

H


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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Meetings in London











 Good evening everyone!
If you follow me on snapchat (@hannahleigh0) you may know I took a trip to London mid-week.

While I can't say exactly what they were about (as much as I would love to!) let's just say there's lots of exciting new opportunities for me as a content creator and you as a viewer. I also met with a company about potentially working together on a sponsored video for my channel. 

I never promote anything I don't personally love so I wanted to make sure we had the same ethics and goals. I get approached multiple times a day to promote things and in the past three months have only accepted one. But I had some a really positive meeting that looks to be going ahead. 

Sponsored videos are great for us both as it means that I get to make creative, fun videos for you to introduce you to new companies and it also means I get a little bit of money to re-invest in improving my video quality! 
Any money from sponsorships is re-invested into my channel. 

So yes, look out for some fun new videos in the future.

While I was there I took to the streets of central London to show you what I wore. In hindsight the heels we're a mistake. Walking in heels for 8 hours is never fun. 

PS what do you think of culottes? I'm still not 100% sold, let me know in the comments!

Top - ASOS
Culottes - VERA MODA
Shoes- PRIMARK
Watch - MICHAEL KORS
Bracelet- MOSCHINO
Rings - PANDORA

Photos by Akanjee Nizam


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Sunday, 4 October 2015

All Black Everything






Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
Quick outfit post for you today.

Today I paired an A line skirt with a long sleeve, high neck top for a lunch date.
An all black outfit with a bit of leg is the easiest way to look chic on days when you just cba. 
This is also very similar to the look I wore to the premiere of the Intern (blog post here) so I wanted to show you in more depth as I only briefly mentioned the outfit in that post.

Hx

Top - Missguided (here)
Skirt - Missguided (here)
Bag & Shoes - Primark


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Thursday, 1 October 2015

THE INTERN PREMIERE - Z HOTEL SOHO


I'm always looking for an excuse to visit London, it is my favourite city in the UK (closely followed by Manchester..) There is something about the fast paced nature that suits me perfectly. 

So when Warner Brothers invited me down to London for the premiere of The Intern and after party, I had to say yes. I only received tickets the day before the premiere and was um-ing and ar-ing about attending. However my Mum managed to convince me and I booked the train and hotel tickets the morning of. And boy was that 2 hour train journey worth it.

The film was lovely! So much better than I was expecting.
It's easy to watch and comedic with tear worthy moments a-plenty.
My Mum was sobbing the whole way through.
Walking the red carpet is always a surreal experience and seeing Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro doing there thing was inspiring. Before the film they came out and spoke to us a little about the movie. Anne was keen to praise director Nancy Meyers on creating such a strong female role in the film, something that we know is very important in our struggle for equality.

After watching the film and eating our complimentary family sized bags of maltesers and minstrels we headed upstairs for the after party. I've been to a few premieres before and they usually end after the film so having a chance to mingle and network was amazing.
So many of my favourite bloggers were in attendance with photobooths, free cocktails and free food to enjoy.

The whole day was amazing and so worth the trip. I stayed in the Z Hotel Soho which is such a perfect location if you want to be in the centre. I booked on the same day for £98 which is very cheap for London. The rooms were quite small but very modern and clean with lots of black, white and glass furnishings. Another thing to mention is that the hotel do free cheese and wine every night from 5PM-8PM. This was so yummy and the wine was constantly being topped up. 
I would definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for one night in the middle of all the business of London. Here are some pics from my stay.
(I wore all Missguided)

Hannah x




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