Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shameless Advertising: The Cool Plumber

As I mentioned in my last post my boyfriend Blake has just come home from working fly in fly out up north. The reason behind this was to spend more time with me of course! haha But also so we could start up our own air conditioning and plumbing business, The Cool Plumber.

I am so so proud of him for taking this huge risk and although he's only been in business for two weeks he's already pretty busy!

So if any of you Perthians in the northern suburbs need an air conditioner or anything plumbing related please give him a call, he would love it 0421 502 370. Feel free to check him out on Facebook "The Cool Plumber" or shoot him an e-mail at thecoolplumber@mail.com :)

Thanks guys xo


Monday, October 29, 2012

Boyfriend Does My Makeup Tag!

I love watching these tags on Youtube. One day I thought why not give it a crack and do it as a blog post. So here we are!
The set up! All the goodies I gave Blake to play with

If you read my blog you'll probably know my boyfriend's name is Blake and lately he has been working fly in fly out on the mines. As he has finally returned home for good I thought I'd ask him if he was keen, luckily he was!

Assessing his options!

Now Blake being a tradie he is quite a blokey guy, however, he does have to listen to me drone on about makeup quite a bit and has seen me getting ready multiple times, so I thought he might have a chance.

The first strokes..

He started off a bit shaky, deciding to use a combination of bright blue, gold and brown eyeshadow followed by lining the bags of my eyes with black liquid liner, which he subsequently removed when he realised it didn't look quite right.

Blakes attempt at liquid liner!
A bit better...

He actually did alright with the foundation, although he failed to blend down my neck and into my hairline….blush was a different story! He picked the brightest blush he could find and decided to place it on my cheeks and down to my jaw…not my usual blush placement!

My first look!

Blake had an interesting technique to decide which brush to use with which product. It involved smelling each of them and trying to match them up! I almost died when he tried to use my fragile angled blush brush to apply liquid foundation. I know I wasn't supposed to help but I had to stop him with that one!



The end result is pretty amusing! He managed to know where to put most things, however, I think he needs to practice his technique a little bit :P

If you decide to do this or have done it already let me know in the comments! I'd love to see!!

Hannah xox

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Perfume Collection

I've always loved perfume but never usually had more than two on the go at once. Lately, however, I have amassed quite a collection - be it from gifts, vouchers or sales. So I thought I'd share with you all my collection :)

Here it is: 

Look at all those pretty bottles!
CK One

Top Notes: Bergamot, cardamom and freesia.
Heart Notes: Violet, rose and green tea.
Base Notes: Musk, amber and oakmass.

CK One

This is my signature scent, one I always come back too and holds special memories as it was the perfume I was wearing during the time Blake and I started dating. I've gone through multiple bottles of this and will always have it on my dressing table.

CK One Summer

Top Notes: Blue mint, cucumber, lime, bergamot.
Heart Notes: Watery accord, green apple, rosemary, water lotus.
Base Notes: Rum cocktail, sandalwood, driftwood, sea mass.

CK One Summer

This is one of my newer scents, it's this years CK Summer release. They release a new one of these every year and I always love the scents they come out with. This one is no different. The combination of lime, cucumber and mint is super refreshing and smells just like summer.

Burberry Brit

Top Notes: Green almond, pear and italian lime.
Heart Notes: Sugared almonds and white peony.
Base Notes: Amber and mahogany.

Burberry Brit

This is quite a heavy scent but I still find it appropriate for during the day. To me this has quite a vanilla smell even though there is no vanilla notes. This is the scent which lasts the longest thorough out the day on me. It's also one of Blake's favourites.

CK Forbidden Euphoria

Top Notes: Mandarin, passionfruit, iced raspberries.
Heart Notes: Tiger orchard and jasmine.
Base Notes: Patchouli, musk and cashmere woods.

CK Forbidden Euphoria

This is probably the strongest and sweetest perfume I own. I got a sample in a subscription box one month and fell in love with it. Kindly my mum & step-dad got this for me duty free on one of their travels. You can definitely smell the tartness of the passionfruit and the raspberries and mixed with the musk it smells divine.I usually only wear this at night time as I find it a bit too strong for the day. I think this is a scent people would either love or hate, personally I love it but some might find it too sweet.

Beckham Signature

Top Notes: Anise flower and candy apple.
Heart Notes: Orchid, heliotrope and vanilla.
Base Notes: Patchouli, amber and musk.

Beckham Signature

This was a recent purchase for me. I had a voucher from Priceline and thought I'd use it to buy a new perfume. A while ago I bought Blake the men's version of this, which we love so I thought I'd give this one a sniff and I really liked the scent. It's a mixture of musk and florals but is still quite light so its perfect for daytime. 

Gucci Guilty

Top Notes: Pink Pepper
Heart Notes: Lilac
Base Notes: Patchouli and amber.

Gucci Guilty

This has to be my favourite scent of them all and the one I receive the most compliments for when I wear it. The only way I can think to describe this is pure sex appeal. For that reason it is my go to perfume for a night out or a date night. You must go smell this if  haven't already. I just bought another bottle of this as I was down to my last drop.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom

Top Notes: Grapefruit, cassis and apricot.
Heart Notes: Muguet, rose and jasmine.
Base Notes: Blonde woods and smooth skin accords. (whatever they mean!)

DKNY Be Delicious

This is quite a light floral smelling fragrance and one I often wear to work as I find it quite fresh and not in your face. There is nothing worse than working with someone with an overbearing fragrance and I don't fancy being that person haha. It smells exactly like the notes would predict, there is a strong rose aspect to it but the grapefruit cuts through the smell nicely to modernise the scent. 

DKNY Gift Set

My lovely step-dad Kim bought this for me on his way home from an overseas work trip. It was a such a nice surprise as I love all of these scents! As much as I love these types of sampler sets I hate that they don't have a spray top. I had seen reviews of atomiser spray bottles on YouTube so decided to invest in some, although I wouldn't really call it investing as they were super cheap! I plan on decanting these into them so I can take them on the go with me. 

Baby perfumes!!

How cute are the mini Be Delicious apple bottles! I love all these scents. I highly recommend this for a present as I think the majority of ladies would like each of the scents as they are all quite light clean fresh smelling scents.

What are some of your favourite perfumes?? I would love to know!

Hannah xox

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When in Rome...

Buy your daughter lots of makeup goodies! Haha I have the best mother in the world. Fact! Every time she goes away she always brings me back some really awesome makeup goodies.

This time was no different. I thought I'd share with you guys the goodies she got me.

Look at all those goodies! So spoilt.

Mum knows how much I want to go to Sephora so whenever she is in a country that has one she always picks me up a few things I have been lusting over.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Benefit They're Real Mascara
La Roche-Posay Hydreane Legere Moisturiser

I've never had a full size primer potion before so was pretty happy with this as I am almost out of all my mini sizes. Benefit's They're Real mascara has been so hyped I just had to give it a try. The last thing is this moisturiser that mum had been raving about. It's a french moisturiser from La Roche-Posay called Hydreane Legere. It's quite thin and gel-like in texture which I love but it is still quite hydrating. It also smells amazing, possibly the best smelling moisturiser I've used.


While in Dubai, taking advantage of the cheaper prices, mum picked me up a few MAC goodies. These products have been on my shopping list for a long time but you know how MAC prices are here!  It makes me feel like I'm getting ripped off every time I walk up to the counter.

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study (92.00AED = $24.30AUD)
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle (122.00AED = $32.20AUD)
MAC Lipstick in Snob (81.00AED = $21.40AUD)

Bare Study is a gorgeous beige/champagne colour with a lot of sheen to it. It doesn't apply as pigmented as I would like but its still great as a base or a simple wash of colour when I am not wearing eyeshadow.

Soft & Gentle is my first MSF from MAC and I really like it. Its a gorgeous champagne colour with quite a bit of shimmer. I think I'll have to be careful with this one as it might make me look like a bit of a disco ball if I apply too much.

Snob is a satin finish lipstick in the neutral/mid toned pink family. Perfect to pair with a smokey eye on a night out, which I'm sure I will be doing quite soon.

L-R: Snob lipstick, Bare Study paint pot and Soft & Gentle MSF

I've also done a bit of shopping myself lately, picking up a few goodies from MAC duty free on the way back from NZ as well as one thing from a local chemist.

MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup

Groundwork had been on my wish list for ages now, ever since seeing Lisa Eldridge and the Pixiwoo girls using it in a few tutorials on YouTube. Its a matte mid toned brown cream shadow which works great as a base or simply on its own as an all over colour. 

Teddy eye kohl was another that's been on the list for a while. I don't own a whole lot of brown eye liners so I was in need of a good one and this one has a hint of gold sparkle in it which makes it a bit more interesting than the average brown liner.

I also picked up Revlon's ColorStay Aqua Mineral Makeup while at a local chemist the other day as it was on sale for $10 and I thought it might be a good alternative to my MAC MSF natural. I've used it a couple of times to set my makeup and so far it has been good. One interesting thing about it is that it has a cooling effect when you apply it to the skin, making it great for hot days!

Groundwork paint pot, Teddy eye kohl, Revlon powder (if you can see it!)

Do you have awesome relatives that bring you back pressies too? What have you bought recently?

Hannah xox