Thursday, 27 October 2011

Get Your Freak On! 15 Questions.

I've been feeling uninspired to post on my blog this week but I really wanted to put something up, so I've decided to do the 'Get Your Freak On' tag. Here it is;

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?
Hmm, I don't really have a nickname but when I was younger my step sister used to call me "chubby checker" because well I was chubby. I guess my little sister sometimes calls me "Hannie" but that's about it.

#2. What's a weird habit of yours?
I wouldn't call it weird but I have to fiddle with everything (you're so dirty minded!) what I mean by that is I can't just sit still, I have to pick something up and play with it. It drives my best friend crazy but I don't see the problem.

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
I'm not scared of allot of things, I'm not scared of spiders or the dark or anything like that but I HATE slugs so much! I have no idea why but they just terrify me. I'm not as scared of them now as I was when  I was younger though, I used to cry whenever I was them, now I just walk the log way round.

#4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast && belt out when you're alone?
I sing constantly, doesn't matter if I'm alone or not I'll sing my little heart out but there's a few, L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N by Noah and the Whale, any song by the Vaccines, Florescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys, Wonderwall by Oasis, oh and Adeles Hiding My Heart.
#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
I drives me mad when people put spaces before exclamation marks (like this !) why do people do that?! JUST WHY?! I don't know why it bugs me so much but it does. Also I can't stand it when people chew really loudly and smack their lips, it makes me want to hit them.

#6. What's one of your nervous habits?
I walk round in circles and mutter to myself, like a mentalist.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
I have a single bed so the middle, but when I'm in a double bed I don't really mind, its up to the other person.

#8. What was your first stuffed animal & it's name?
I can't remember for the life of me! I had allot of toys when I was younger because I got bored of them after a week or so, I never got attached to teddy's so I don't know.

#9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
A coffee frappuccino, yummy.

#10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
Take your makeup off at night, I can never be bothered too!

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Right underneath it, but I face every way, I spin around haha...

#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
No, I'm very boring in that sense :(

#13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?
CHOCOLATE. Any thing chocolatey, I'm much more into sweet things rather than greasy savoury foods.

#14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
"Oh god", "oh my",  "go home" and "nobody cares" in a sarcastic way when someones telling a story.

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
A massive t-shirt, I cant sleep in anything clingy.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

My favourite YouTubers.

This is just a quick post to tell you about my favourite beauty gurus on YouTube, I love YouTube and the people on it, so I thought I'd share them with you.

My favourite beauty guru is Louise, I love her mainly because of her hilarious personality! Louise is beautiful inside and out, she is so lovely, kind but also humble. Louise channel consists of makeup, reviews and also her gorgeous baby girl Baby Glitter, she is adorable! If you watch Louise I will guarantee you will fall in love with her channel and also her. I get excited when she uploads a new video, because she always manages to cheer me up and make me laugh so much.

 This is a channel run by Patricia, she has amazing style, gorgeous hair and she is absolutely beautiful. She too has a hilarious and brilliant personality.

This channel is by a lovely girl called Rhiannon, she has the best style on YouTube in my opinion. Her videos are based more around fashion, she does allot of DIYs, OTTDs etc.

There's no doubt you will have heard of Beautycrush, her name is Sammi. I enjoy her hauls, tutorials, OTTDs and just everything really!

Wayne is a professional makeup artist, his videos are best for quick makeup tips and they are definitely extremely helpful.

Nishita (Nia) is a beautiful woman with a very edgy fashion sense and I love it! She does all the usual things, with an edge.

Gracie is hilarious and gorgeous! She has a great personality that comes out in the videos, she keeps things real. She does great OTTDs, tutorials etc.

Shirey is a lovely woman and has a nice sense of style, she does great tutorials, fashion videos, OTTDs and hauls.

REVIEW- John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum.

I thought I'd do my first review on one of my holy grails, John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum. I have been using this product for a few months now and I coudn't live without it. You can purchase this product from Boots,Superdrug or most super markets, for around £5.99 for 50ml, although it is often on offer so keep an eye out.

John Frieda says it:

  • Blocks frizz.

  • Instantly and dramatically transforms dry, frizzy, or chemically-treated hair into incredibly smooth, glossy hair.

  • An exceptional blend of silicones immediately smooths texture while delivering a layer of crystal-clear gloss for perfectly polished, frizz-resistant styles.

  • Repels humidity to help prevent weather-related frizz.

  • So I'l start with abit of information about my hair...
    My hair is a few inches below my collor bone, it is naturally straight, fine and quite frizzy, I would say the frizz is medium, not crazy but it's certainly noticable. My hair has been left dry, dull and brittle as a result of dying, bleaching and using heat on my hair over the years.

    Does this miracle product actually work?
    YES, it really does! I buy the original formula because this is the right strength for me, but if you have uncontrollable frizz there is an extra strength version and also a thermal protect version, I don't buy the thermal one because I don't often use heat on my hair any more, if I do I use a heat protect spray. I run a blob slightly bigger than the size of a 20p through damp hair, you will use more or less depending on the length and how thick your hair is. Be careful not to apply to much though because it will make your hair greasy or sticky if you just slap it on. I then let my hair dry naturally to avoid heat damage. I wash my hair more or less everday and I use this every time I do, and it does last quite a while.

    When I first used the frizz-ease serum I was shocked by how sleek it left my hair looking. After using this product my hair is shiny, smooth and it completely eliminates all frizz which is exaclty what I wanted from this product. I am so pleased with the results it gives and would definitely reccomend it to everyone who has a problem with frizz.

    Is it worth the money?
    Yes it is, I will be repurchasing John Freida Frizz-Ease Serum for the foreseeable future and I do want to try out the rest of the frizz ease range to see if it matches up.

    Sunday, 9 October 2011

    Piercings- my experiance and pain rating.

    I have 8 piercings, my lobes (3 and 2 times), tragus, helix and nose.  I would say that non of my piercings hurt, if you want to get a piercing done, do it! The slight pinch is definitely worth it, don't be scared. If like me you like reading other peoples experiances before getting a piercing then I hope this will help.

    Ear lobe piercings are the most common piercing that people have. Lobe piercings do not hurt in the slightest, if they did hurt then they wouldn't allow young children to get it done. The piercing feels like a slight pinch, it lasts for 1 second and then its over, if you want to imagine what it is like then just nip your ear, it feels the same. The further you get up the ear, the bigger the pinch will be, but non will hurt.Lobe piercings range from £5each ear to £10 each ear. On a scale of 1-5 I would give it a 1.

    The next piercing I got was my tragus, the tragus is the small pointed eminence of the external ear, or in simple terms the nobly bit at the front of the ear that keeps your earphones in. I absaloutly love this piercing! I was extremly scared about getting this done but I had no need to be! The worst part of my experiance was actually waiting for it to be sterilised because of all the nerves. I paid £10 to get this done.

    What they do is mark on your tragus where they are going to pierce it and then the clamp your ear. Very quikley they pierce a needle through your tragus, this part is not painful due to a relatively smaller number of nerve endings in the tragus. I did not even know she put the needle through! They then take the needle out and put in the jewelery, my friend who has this done said that this stung slightly for her but for me I didn't even feel it. I would give this piercing a 2/5.

    Mine didn't bleed and the piercing was not sore afterwards and I even slept on it with no problem. I had to clean it with hot salt water and '5% tea tree oil in almond oil' that I purchased at the shop, I think they said 2/3 times a day until it healed. The average healing time for me was around 3 months, after this time I could change the jewellry. 

    However after a few weeks a spot appeared on the piercing, it didn't hurt but I went in the the shop and asked why this was, the woman said it is due to the jewellry moving inside my ear in irritating it. To clear this up I had to continue to apply hot salt water to it 2/3 times a day and also the 'tea tree oil in almond oil', after a couple of weeks the spot had completly gone. If this happens to you then do not worry, it happens to alot of people!

    The helix is the top part of your cartilage, because both bits of the ear are cartilage the helix feels about the same as the tragus, so it also did not hurt at all! I got both piercings done at Blue Banana, which I do recommend, I paid £15 to get this done because I picked better jewellry.The process of getting the helix done is pretty much the same as the tragus so I won't repeat myself. Again the pain rating is just 2/5.

    The further up the cartilage the piercing is then the more it will hurt, well not hurt but you know what I mean.

    My helix did bleed when I got it done, but not in a painfull way. It didn't feel sore afterwards and I never had any problems with it. After care was the same as the tragus. You can change the jewellry after 3 months or so.
    Whatever you do, DO NOT get cartilage piercing done with a gun, this will shatter the cartilage!!!!!

    I love my nose piercing, it looks so cute. I got my nose done with a needle, you have the choise of getting it done with a gun if you chose but I feel as though it is safer with a needle. Getting it done with a needle will cost alot more though, I paid £25 but it was only £8 with the gun! I didn't mind the extra money because my mother paid, haha, at the place I got mine done if you had a needle the stud they gave you was smaller, which is what I wanted. Do not worry, nose peircings do not hurt either, although my friend got it done with a gun and she reckoned it did slightly. It does make your eyes water when you get it done because its all connected I think... I'd also give this 2/5 for pain.

    It was red and slightly sore afterward but not alot, it was definately bareable. Just like my tragus after a couple of weeks I got a spot on the piercing, I did the same thing as before and it went after a couple of weeks, most peoples go after a couple of days but thats just my luck! I got it done 2.5 months ago and I would say it has already healed.

    I recommend all of these piercings, I hope this helped, and sorry if I missed anything.

    Wednesday, 5 October 2011

    New to this!

    Hey guys, I'm Hannah. I'm guessing nobody is going to read this blog post but I felt as though I needed an introduction, I'm an average teenager, I don't do many interesting things but when I do I'll let you know about it. My blog is going to be about my life and things that are going on but mainly full of reviews, tips, fashion/beauty related things, maybe hauls aswell. I promise I'll get better at this whole blogging thing, but for the moment goodbye.