Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Secret Scent Box Review & Scent of the Month!


Secret scent box were kind enough to send me their monthly subscription box! The concept is that you receive three different designer scents each month, inspiring you to buy new perfumes as you have tried it before you buy the full size product! 


I thought I'd start this blog post by telling you about my favourite scent at the minute 'Olypea' by Paco Rabanne. I wasn't intending on purchasing a perfume, I went into Superdrug, tested the perfume and couldn't not purchase it! It's one of those perfumes that I noticed multiple people commenting on how nice I smelt, it is such a warm scent that smells delicious. 

THE SCENTS! 
DKNY women
'A fragrance embodies the urban energy of New York City. A tantalising freshness that is both intoxicating and invigorating.' Top notes: blood orange, tomato leaf and vodka. Middle notes: Daffodil, orchid, water lily. Base notes: birch, tulip

My verdict: A very clean fresh scent, which is perfect for a work environment - if you're looking to impress someone special, maybe not the one, but a clean scent all the same.

DIOR J'adore in Joy
'A brand new fragrance launched in Spring 2017, it is announced as the scent of joy. love for life and instant fun. A daring floral scent.' Top notes: Fleur de sel Middle notes: Neroli, Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang Base notes: Peach

My verdict: I'm a fan of Dior perfumes, specifically miss dior. This is an amazing summer scent that I would definitely purchase the full size of, to me I really notice the neroli and jasmine, but it isn't too floral to be off putting.

DAVIDOFF Cool Water Wave
'An exciting, fresh, clean scent. A truly summertime fragrance. A blend of lily of the valley, watermelon and sandalwood.' Top notes: Watermelon, Mango, Guava, Passionfruit. Middle notes: Pink pepper, Freesia, Peony. Base Notes: Amber. Sandalwood, Iris, Musk.

My verdict: For me, the description of this scent is pretty spot on, it's fruity with a 'muskyness' to it. My boyfriend has the davidoff cool water men's, and it smells like a feminine version of that.






I love having testers of perfumes to throw in my bag, and think a subscription to try out new scents is such an amazing idea!








Sunday, 23 April 2017

Primark Spring 2017 LOVE ♡

*please note that all photos on this blog post were taken on my iPhone 6 NOT my Canon EOS 70D. :) 


You're probably thinking... crikey a new blog post from Han? Been a while... All I can do is apologise for this. Personally, this year has been running away with me. I've finished my second year of university, started a music magazine with my peers at university and now have been told I have a brand new job for the summer! (woop, yay, huzzar!) Recently my passion for blogging has been niggling back to me and I have been so excited to share this look with you. 


I was recently reading a post by Zoe London, where she talked about a blogger drama that exploded on twitter last week about instagram fakes (to sum it up larger bloggers faking it and gaining campaigns). Briefly she mentioned about how a lot of bloggers are following a style. You'll have seen it all over your feed no doubt, white wash buildings (probably chelsea or kensington), and fashion looks that look the same and are guaranteed to get likes. 
I find this particularly frustrating, I'm not saying I'm crazy original - let's be real stripey tops and dungarees are bae - but I love the seeing bloggers with their own personal style and... well... originality. Just some food for thought. 



ANYHOO... Let's talk about Primark Spring fashion. I am very easily persuaded to splash out on Primark and I'm never disappointed. Every item of clothing I am wearing in the blog post is from primark, which I may have bought at the same time among with other items... err.... oops? The only thing I'm wearing which isn't from primark are my Vans, which I got for my birthday last year (very surprised that they haven't ventured onto my blog already as I've been wearing them to death).  



Starting with the star of the show, this BEAUTIFUL yellow raincoat cost only £15. I have to give a shout out to my friend Annika for this one. She works in Primark in London and when she saw this coat, she said I would love it - I'm not surprised I did. If you're a frequent reader/social media stalker, you will know that this is not the first yellow coat I own. *see previous blog here* I find yellow is such a happy and positive colour and when I wear it, It really does cheer me up/put me in a good mood. 
Something to note about this coat (lol), Is that I'm a size 10 and I bought it in a size 14. They only had size 14,16 left in the London store I went into, but considering that I'm going to want to wear jumpers underneath it when I go to the seaside, sizing up worked for me anyway. 



^ This is what happens when you're trying to take pictures for your blog and your boyfriend is distracting/laughing at you in the window. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't leave this in the post. But I'm going to anyway. 




NEXT UP PRETTY DUNGAREE DRESS. Now I had a dungaree dress from boohoo, which I sold on eBay as it was just... embarrassing short on the booty. This dress is so well fitted and 100% true to size, they also have it in black and khaki and is an absolute steal at £12. My next mission is to find a pair of full length dungarees, as although they may exaggerate my shortness (5ft 3), they're super cute and I want to look like a 90s girl.





I was spinning in this picture... that's why I look a bit odd. 



STRIPEY. 
Last but not least, this delightful stripey cross over top. Stripey tops are a necessity for me and I buy them on a regular basis. This one cost a whopping £6, It's stretchy and figure hugging, but breathable material. It was a no-brainer for me, as it's a style I will always pick up from my closet for jeans, dungarees, skirt etc. 






 That's the end chaps! Super happy to be posting again on www.hannahjanewilliams.co.uk. This day was wonderful as me and my boyfriend George went to the beach with my parents, then bowling, then watched doctor who THEN had mexican food. Perfect right?! I also found out at the beach that I got a new job. Overall I am a very happy, very yellow, Han.







shout out to my gorgeous photographer & love, G ♡



 Lots of love, 







Monday, 20 March 2017

Beautiful Brows Review


About Beautiful Brows

Beautiful Brows is a UK Manufacturer, launched in 2013, which aims to produce perfectly formed eyebrows in seconds. With a mantra like this, It's safe to say I was interested in the quality of this product.  

Eyebrow Stencil

  • Sorry about my nails, my falsies are now back on haha!

So you get a few brow stencils, which are in my opinion the most interesting part of this product. For a beginner, having a stencil to help with brow application is a brilliant idea. However, what if your brow goes higher than the stencil, or just in general doesn’t quite fit? Although this wasn’t the case for me, I can see it being an issue for some girls.





Packaging


Beautiful Brows definitely didn’t disappoint on the packaging. Sometimes when you buy an amazing product, the product is great but the packing is naff. Clean cut, classy and durable packaging. I love the fact that within the palette you can take out the brow powder/highlighter, Important for the on the go woman!




Highlighter

The highlighter in this product is pink toned. Different highlighters suit different skin tonnes, such as gold: darker skin toned, champagne cream: yellow undertones, Pink: Pale skin.

My favourite highlighters are more cream/gold toned, due to the yellow undertones of my skin - So this was never going to be a winner for me.
HOWEVER, the product itself applies well to the skin and I would recommend it to others who had an appropriate skin tone for it! But for under the brows, any girl can use this highlighter with the correct eye shadow look.



Brow Powder



Ahhhhhhh. I hope you’re ready for me to rave about this one. If you get anything from beautiful brows, buy one of these brow powders.
I used to use the sleek brow kit duo, which is a dupe of the benefit brow kit. And although I still use the wax from that kit, this brow powder could easily replace the whole kit. I’m such a creature of habit when it comes to make-up, so when new products enter my make up routine, and STAY, that is very exciting for me!


The staying power of this brow powder is incredible, If you apply it with the stencil and then move it there is no drop off (which you normally get from even the best shadow products). The colouring is very natural and when applied, the powder gives a ‘my brows but better’ feel.

Brow Brushes & Tweezers






I’ll keep this simple: Brushes, No. Tweezer brush, YES!
The brushes are fine for an added extra/fit for cause, but don’t replace my more expensive and higher quality brushes from Nanshy/Real Techniques.
The tweezers are the best I’ve ever used, and love the little brush on them!

Finished Result

In my opinion the powder alone in this picture, gives a natural warm brow. The shade I was gifted by Beautiful Brows was ‘light brown’, I usually use blonde/light brown eyebrow products. I have light brown/golden coloured hair.





Thank you to Holly from Catalyst PR.







Hannah Jane Williams