31 May 2017

May | A Few of My Favourite Things

May 31, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Now we're into a new month, it's time to discuss the things I've been loving from the month before! In May I discovered lots of new products (and rediscovered old ones) that I love.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
I got this palette towards the beginning of the month and I'm loving it so far. I've come up with lots of different looks that I do with it, so I find it very versatile. With a primer, the shadows are very pigmented and last all day. I think the formula is very good, as they are very blendable and there is literally no fallout. I've been reaching for it whenever I can!

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in 'Tahiti Hibiscus'
Never has a lipstick suited me as much as this. I love it's long-lasting formula as well. I find it is nowhere near as drying as many matte lipsticks I have tried. It applies nicely (so long as I can hold my hand still!) and I rarely have to reapply.


The Body Shop Instablur
I use this primer daily to smooth out my skin and make my concealer last longer (I've given up on foundation for the time being). It makes every imperfection blur away, ensuring a flawless application of whatever you choose to put on top of it. Primer in general helps to make your makeup last longer, and I would definitely say that Instablur holds up to this well! If you're on the look out for a new primer, I really rate this and highly recommend it.

Moana
I'm late to the party on this one, but I saw Moana for the first time this month, and by the end I'd watched it again. Twice. This is a great film; it makes me laugh, it makes me cry, the music is beautiful (and I'm not just saying that because I love Lin Manuel Miranda, who wrote it!) and it's just all right a well-produced film with an uplifting and inspiring story. If you haven't seen Moana yet, a) have you been living under a rock? and b) this is definitely one to add to your to-watch list for June!


'Pistachio Ice Cream' from Library of Fragrance
I bought this perfume a little while ago, and it is simply beautiful. It really does smell like pistachio ice cream; lovely and sweet, but with light nutty tones as well. It lifts my mood with one sniff, and I get lots of compliments when I wear it as well!

Marks and Spencer's Dark Chocolate Discs
Okay, so some of you may know that I am on Slimming World, and that I am also a chocoholic. Now you may think that this is not a good combination, but the way Slimming World works is by allowing you to eat what you want, but eat unhealthy things in moderation. These discs are individually wrapped, which makes it much easier just to have a couple and not feel as though you need to polish off the pack in a night, helping me to eat a reasonable amount without binge eating. Marks and Spencer's also have the recipe for dark chocolate down to a T. It's sweeter than most dark chocolates, but certainly not sickly - it's got just the right amount of cocoa to satisfy cravings.

Let me know what you've enjoyed this month in the comment section!

26 May 2017

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette First Impressions and Swatches

May 26, 2017 0 Comments




Hello everyone!

Today is a very exciting day - I finally went for it and bought myself the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette! It cost £39 from Debenhams. It's a palette I have wanted for literally years, but for some reason I just never bought it until now. However, I recently lost 1.5 stone (still another 3.5 stones to go, but it's still a good achievement) so we'll pretend it's an award to myself for that as opposed to just 'Hannah has no self control when it comes to makeup'. ;)

I know I'm late to the party with purchasing this palette, but I'm sure a few others out there are still um-ing and ah-ing over Too Faced Chocolate Bar, so I thought I'd do a first impressions post, complete with swatches if you needed some help!

24 May 2017

19 May 2017

Making Some Changes Around Here!

May 19, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I've recently started to make some changes here on Whoops It's Hannah, and I thought I'd explain them here, in case any of my regular readers were wondering what is going on!

1. Schedule Change
I used to post every Friday, usually in an evening. However, I felt very irritated with myself if I missed this schedule for whatever reason, and although I liked the structure of having a specified upload date, I found myself thinking that once a week wasn't enough time to post, especially since I write a lot in advance. Because of this, not only have I decided to scrap a schedule and just post when I want to, I've also decided not to tell myself to upload a certain number of posts a week. Some weeks it might be seven posts, some weeks it might just be the one. I think that this will make me a bit happier about the posts that go up on my blog.

2. More Than Beauty
I love beauty, and I love blogging about it, however, I have other interests that I would like to share with you. Did you know I'm a musical theatre student? I want to chat more about that. I sew and draw as well, and I'd like to share that with you too. There are also some personal posts I've been wanting to make about subjects like vegetarianism, politics, feminism, faith, and more. Sometimes I think not everyone will be interested in that, but so what? If you aren't interested, I'm in no way going to be offended if you don't read those posts! And they may attract a whole new kinda reader to my blog, which would be lovely to see! So expect some posts that aren't beauty related in the future.

3. Sponsorships
Some of you may have noticed the addition of a 'Work With Me' section on my blog. Not only does this involve brands that may be interested in sponsored posts here on Whoops It's Hannah, but I also want to offer my fellow bloggers a chance to promote themselves and grow their audience by offering a space on my blog for them to advertise on. If you're interested in an advert on my blog, head to that page!

So those are the changes to Whoops It's Hannah that I wanted to share with you. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below, I will get back to you ASAP!

17 May 2017

Eyeshadow Palette Wishlist

May 17, 2017 8 Comments

Hello everyone!

Once again, I am staying true to my eyeshadow-addicted self, and window shopping every palette that's taking over social media at the moment. I WANT IT ALL SO BAD!!!! It's no secret on this blog that I love me some eyeshadow palettes, but I'm trying to save money so I am refraining (so far) from buying any. However, that doesn't mean I can't look, so here are a few palettes I've got my eye on at the moment.

13 May 2017

Bella Beauty Eyeshadow Review

May 13, 2017 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


I am in a lot of makeup groups on Facebook, and I saw someone post swatches of the eyeshadows they were selling. I was impressed, and popped onto their Facebook page for a closer look. The page was Bella Beauty, a new brand who have only just started making cream eyeshadows. At the moment, they have 7 shadows to choose from. The pigmentation in the photos, as well as the fact that the shadows were waterproof, really caught my eye, and I decided to order three shadows to try for myself. I did this by messaging the seller on Facebook and doing a transfer on PayPal, but Bella Beauty now has an Etsy store for their shadows. Here's what I think of Fawn, Chocca Mocha, and Bella Rose!

5 May 2017

The Body Shop Makeup Party Experience

May 05, 2017 0 Comments

Hello!

I recently attended a Body Shop party my friend hosted. A consultant, Janet, came to my friend's house to show a group of us some makeup products from The Body Shop. We were able to try out practically everything that The Body Shop offer makeup-wise, doing swatches left right and centre and trying products on our faces to see their effects. As well as this, we were offered a 30% discount on products we bought that night, which I (of course) took full advantage of. The experience was lovely; it was a very socialable and comfortable environment, and Janet was well-informed and very helpful in her knowledge of the products.


To start with, we played a game to make us feel more sociable and kick the night of in a relaxing way. After this, Janet started showing us all the different products for base makeup. We tried out primers, foundations, shade adjusting drops, and concealer. I was very impressed with their 'Instablur' primer, both for all over and specifically eyes. I felt it made my skin feel wonderfully smooth (I actually put it over a spot and the spot felt like it had sunk back into my face it was so smooth!), and the eye primer practically doubled the pigmentation of the eyeshadow we tried. The foundation and concealer led to my usual problem - I AM A GHOST - but we tried a CC cream that matched me fairly well, but it wasn't a high enough coverage for me. Shade adjusting drops I've tried before and love. You put a few drops into your foundation on the back of your hand to make it lighter or darker if you need to, and it works brilliantly. The concealer wasn't particularly high coverage, but they had an illuminating one with shimmer in it, which is apparently ideal for brightening tired-looking eyes.

A highlighter, blusher, and contour
dome set
When blended, it left a lovely, dewy glow and
gentle definition
When we'd finished playing with that, Janet showed us some highlighting domes for highlight, contour, and blusher, and explained how to use each one. When she'd finished explaining, she passed them round for us to swatch, and I was very impressed. On their own, they're pigmented enough without looking clownish, and blended together gives a natural definition that I love. Janet offered an example of contouring with a powder kit, and I volunteered to be the guinea pig. As she was putting the makeup on me, she explained each step carefully, and I understood her perfectly. I now know how to contour, everyone! While her technique was great, the shade in the kit didn't really work for me, but if I find a contour shade I can deal with, I can definitely apply the techniques I learnt.

Side without contour
Side with contour
After this we swatched a few eyeshadows. I wasn't that thrilled with them, if I'm honest. I didn't think they were very pigmented at all, and a lot of the shades were very similar. After seeing the effects of the Instablur eye primer though, I'm sure they'd be much more pigmented using that. However, I don't think you should need eye primer for eyeshadow to look good - Body Shop need a lesson in pigmentation from Morphe! That said, I enjoyed doing my swatches and enjoying the conversation as I did.

The next product we looked at was lipstick, and I loved every second. We were shown liquid lipsticks, matte lipsticks, shimmer lipsticks, and lip and cheek tints. I thought the pigmentation of them was very nice, and the matte ones dried quickly without looking streaky. Even the shimmer ones were lovely and bright, and I thought each type of lipstick had a good range of shades (although a few purples or darker nudes wouldn't have gone amiss). I was one happy bunny when we'd finished with this section.


Finally, as we were flicking through catalogues deciding what we loved enough to buy, Janet showed us a makeup remover that I fell in love with. It's the chamomile sumptuous cleansing butter and it practically melted the makeup swatches off my arm. Magical stuff indeed.

I really enjoyed my experience at the Body Shop Makeup Party, and would love to try the skincare party they offer as well. I even put my name down to find out more about becoming a Body Shop consultant and leading parties like this myself - playing with makeup for money? YAAAAAS! 

I wasn't chuffed with the
 eyeshadows...
The products that stood out to me the most were:
Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
This literally melted my makeup away, I don't even know how to explain it. A little went a very long way (there were eight of us using the pot and we didn't even make a dent), and I felt it was very moisturising on my skin as well.

Instablur Primer
I've never seen a primer smooth my skin as much as this. I'm so excited to receive it so I can start using it. Every little line or lump was smoothed out beautifully.

Instablur Eye Primer
We swatched eyeshadow beside and on top of this primer, and the difference was insane. It doubles the pigmentation and makes the shadow pop.

Lip Liquids
I thought these matte liquid lipsticks were beautifully pigmented and didn't dry slowly or streaky. There was a nice range of shades to choose from and I settled on an orange shade and a deep red shade as well.

If you are thinking of hosting a Body Shop party, don't hesitate! They're a lot of fun and you get plenty of discounts. Ours was 30% off, and the host gets £25 free. You can find your nearest Body Shop consultant here.

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