Hey Beauty Buddies…
For the first time in years I woke up yesterday morning to a thick blanket of fluffy white snow. Of course living by the sea, it’s not often we get a dose of the white stuff but it was such a pretty scene… like Christmas only two months too late. Yes, I admit ladies it was hard staving off the desire to play my Michael Buble Christmas Album *sigh* However this unexpected bout of wintery weather resulted in digging out the chunky knits (yet again) that were almost packed away for the season in the hope that warmer days were ahead. Not quite ready for the flip flops just yet it would seem *sobs* Naturally, being Irish, I’m accustomed to wet days but snow just tends to grind us lot to a halt. We end up in a wild panic, demanding the councils ‘do something about it’ and closing all sorts of services left, right & centre. Needless to say it’s now fully thawed out & we can all breathe a heavy sigh of relief… well, at the very least my sister can as she refuses to drive anywhere in it! Though none of us share the enthusiasm of Emma who was out making snow angels at 6:30 am in waterproofs & wellie boots *rolls eyes*
Oh, before I forget, a HUGE thank you to everyone who checked out yesterday’s video Broken Nails, Split Ends & 30 Day Mascara: A Random Beauty Haul. It would seem quite of few of you are intrigued by the 30 day mascara. Fear not, as it’s top of my review list by popular demand – I shall endeavour to keep my brokens nail crossed it’s not as terrifying as I imagine! Talking of which, thanks also for the great tips and feedback on making my nails that little bit more resilient. Between hand & nail cream, coconut oil, cuticle treatments & Vitamins I’m pretty sure I’ll have the strongest nails in Ireland before the month is over 😀
However enough waffling from me as we welcome our second blogger of the week onto the virtual sofa, as the lovely Hannah from Hannah Jayne joins us for a quick chatter about behind the scenes of her blossoming beauty and lifestyle blog! Hannah’s online haven is certainly bright and cheery on the eyes from the moment you land on her home page, as she treats us all to a wealth of inspiring & creative features! There’s definitely something for everyone so do pop over and say a huge hello to this lovely gal, I’m pretty sure you’ll love reading her blog as much as the rest of us do…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Motivation, Tips, Organization, Fitness, Beauty.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I have always really enjoyed writing and giving tips and advice to friends. So I combined these two interests, and at the end of my formula… a blog appeared!
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
Well I will admit I spent ever too long chasing after the PERFECT blog name! I soon came to the realization that my blog is about me, my opinions, my tips, and my life. So, what better name than my own?
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Yes!!! Oh my! It is one of the worst feelings! If I have Blogger’s Block, I prefer to just leave it. I know that if I came up with a little idea that I am not 100% keen on during Blogger’s Block, then I will later regret my post! Instead, I will leave my desk, or wherever I am, do something I enjoy, and later on I will most likely come up with something. However, I will note that I tend to carry a note book around with my everywhere so that if a good idea occurs, I can write in my book and not forget it! Because of that, I quite often pre write a post which is handy when you don’t know what to write about!
What’s your favourite post to date?
Hmm… Well I really liked my “Perfect Breakfast Smoothie” post!!
Describe your everyday clothes style:
Hmm… A cute top with some jeans or denim shorts (or black shorts). But I also love wearing dresses! Casual, yet on fleek 24/7 😉
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Not in order…
‘Blistex Lip Conditioner’ Lip Balm >> this is my saviour!!
‘Rimmel Scandle Eyes Mascara’
‘Rimmel Lasting Finish (25 hr) Liquid Foundation’
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
Watch childhood movie favourites (ie. The Wizard of Oz, Barbie as Rapunzel, Barbie as the princess and the Pauper). Meditate- however I find this hard to do sometimes. Or take a nice warm bath with candles lit, and oils burning. Depending on my mood, I will like to be by myself, or surround myself with family.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
A toasted sandwich with extra capsicum, lying in bed with a glass of lemonade, watching t.v! OR, I LOVE going out to dinner with the family! ☺
What do you do to relax?
Read a book, lay in bed and talk to mum, listen to some calm songs, have a warm bath.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Picking off my nail polish! It is so bad! You know how long it takes to apply a base coat, two layers of your chosen colour, and then a top coat and of course you then have to wait for every coat to dry! A day or two after, I would already be pulling the nail polish off. I don’t even know what I achieve from it?! I just do it! Does anybody else do this?!
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
Being the sentimental person I am, I have so many! But one that it is quite important to me is when I did crafts with my brother at my grandparents’ farm. My dad didn’t usually come to the farm with us due to his work and the long hours it takes to get to my grandparents. So, after dinner, my brother and I would always make my dad a present- whether it be a card, a pen holder made out of a toilet roll, whatever.
What was your favourite school subject?
I definitely enjoy outdoor education as I have been able to experience such things that I never thought I would have been able to do. For example, I have been abseiling over sea cliffs. Big ones too! I don’t mind Italian and Human Biology either. It is such an amazing thing to learn another language! And human bio CAN BE very interesting- notice the capitals. And I suppose in year 8 & 10 I had a big passion for art!
What’s your dream job?
I don’t really have one. Last year I was really interested in being a psychologist/counsellor or an outdoor education teacher. But I don’t know any more. I would really enjoy being a personal trainer- but, I know the pay isn’t too good.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
No idea man…
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Not in order…
1) Write & publish a book
2) Take a picture of lighting (However, I kid you not, I did this just the other day!!!)
3) Bungee Jumping
4) Travel to Italy
5) White Water Rafting
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
Can I say when I met Lady Gaga? Is that an achievement?
Who inspires you?
This is going to sound super cheesy, but honestly… my parents. They are the two most amazing people I know, and I love them to death. But I would also like to say my beautiful best friend Mikaela. She has been there for me right from year 8, and I just cannot express how much she has grown up and become such an incredible, strong, and talented young lady!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
1) Write what you want to write! Don’t write whatever you think will give you the most views. Write from your heart. If you enjoy what you are writing, your readers will enjoy reading it.
2) Have fun! There are no limits when it comes to blogging! Be you! Have a laugh! Don’t stress!
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Honestly, I can’t pick!
Coke or Pepsi = Pepsi
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised!!
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Playful Puppy
Night In or Night Out = Night in with a cup of tea please!
Heels or Flats = Flats;)
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Gloss
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Can I say a mix?
Paperback or E-book = Paperbacks!
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