A Casual OOTD: Fall Flannel

Hey there, lovelies!

It sure does feel like November!  The leaves are falling and the air is crisp.  Starbucks has come out with their festive Christmas cups and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Autumn is my favorite season -it means cute boots, hot coffee, and everything cozy and nice.  Today, I’ve put together an outfit that’s perfect for this chilly weather.  I wish I could live in these clothes for the rest of eternity.  Give me a flannel and some booties and I’m set for life!


Shop the look:

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Thanks so much for reading!  What does your ideal fall outfit look like?



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On The Go Beauty: My Top 5 Essentials

Hey there, beauties!!

One of my most valuable lessons I’ve learned over the years: Always keep your makeup essentials by your side.  Okay, maybe that doesn’t seem like a very important lesson, but it’s gotten me out of some close scrapes.  A zit could sneak attack you at any moment when you least expect it.  Your lips or lashes could be in dire need of a touch up.  With your setting powder and travel-size brush in hand, you’ll be ready to save the world.  Oily T-zones be gone!  You never know what might happen, but the tools that you carry in your makeup arsenal will probably save the day.

Today, I’ll share with you my basics that I keep with me wherever I go.  I think that it is a great idea to stash your little makeup necessity bag in your car or purse so you’re always prepared!

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Firstly, a gloss is definitely a must-have at all times.  NYX’s Butter Gloss in the shade Tiramisu is one of my absolute favorites!  I think that for your on-the-go makeup stash, gloss is the way to go since you don’t have to think about putting it on and won’t have to worry about ending up looking like Miranda Sings if you don’t happen to have a mirror on hand.  😉

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If you have troubles with an oily T-zone area as I do, it will be a good idea to keep a powder with you at all times just in case you need to mattify your skin a bit.  I bring with me my travel-sized MUFE HD Translucent Pressed Powder and my mini bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Brush to do the job.

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To me, lashes are extremely important, so I like to always have a mascara by my side.  I’ve been obsessed with this Lancôme Definicils mascara as of late since it gives my lashes volume, separates them, and gives TONS of length.  This little travel-sized version is perfect to throw in my bag and go.

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Concealer is DEFINITELY important to carry with you -maybe even the most important thing in my opinion!  I use my NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in the shade Custard.  As I said before -zits are sneaky little buggers that can pop up and surprise you at any moment, so it’s a good precaution to keep your concealer weaponry by your side.  This way, you can shoot down the enemy if pimples happen to appear or your concealer wears off throughout the day.

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Lastly is a step that isn’t completely necessary, but very helpful nonetheless!  I personally love wearing eyeshadow at all times, so I like to keep a neutral brown shade with me.  Powder or cream form will do! I like to pick a shade similar to my eyebrow shade so that the eyeshadow can double as a brow filler (although you’ll need to bring a liner brush for that).  We all know that brows are super important for shaping your face, so if you feel naked without filling them in -worry no longer, because this eyeshadow has your back brows!  At the moment, I am absolutely obsessed with Maybelline’s Creamy Beige 24 Hour Color Tattoo.

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Thank you so much for reading!  I hope that this has been helpful to you!  What are some of your essentials?



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It’s Halloween at LUSH!

Hey there beauties!

It’s that time again where LUSH brings out all of their amazing Halloween and fall-themed products! *squeel* This news alone is enough to get me jumping all over the place in excitement about the holidays!  I think that pampering sessions are necessary for everyone to just take time to decompress -and what better way than with a sparkly pumpkin that smells like heaven?  The shop is so fun to go into around this time of year and I am very excited about my spooky purchases!

I just couldn’t pass up Lush’s adorable Pumpkin Heebie Jeebie!  This little pumpkin is filled with their Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar and the Lord of Misuse Bath Bomb.  I am absolutely obsessed with both of these products, so obviously, I had to buy it!

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The Sparkly Pumpkin Bubble Bar, which costs $7.95, is probably my favorite Lush product of all time!  Lush describes it as “An uplifting blend of juniper berry, grapefruit and lime oils”.  The scent is super refreshing!  When you crumble this into the tub, it gets filled with gold sparkles and is so much fun to use!

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The Lord of Misuse Bath Bomb is definitely up there with the sparkly pumpkin on my list of favorites!  According to Lush’s website, it is “a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil”.  It smells glorious and the colors are SO. COOL.  Once the green has fizzed away, the maroon/wine-colored insides swirl around and you’re left with the most beautiful creation of bubble art your tub has ever seen.  This bath bomb costs $6.95 and I highly recommend that you try it out next time you head into Lush!

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What I’ve Learned About Blogging

Hey there, beauties!

It’s been a bit over a year since I created this little space on the internet, which I love so dearly.  My blog is still in its toddler stages, just beginning to take its first virtual steps, but has already taught me so much.  Learning to blog has been an amazing experience and I grow to love and enjoy it more and more every day.  (Sorry for the amount of cheese, but it really is true)  I love the photography aspect of it.  Typing up my thoughts on all kinds of beautiful things is something that I really enjoy.  I realized that there are quite a few things that I’ve learned thus far which are worth mentioning, so mention the things I shall.

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  1. Make sure you’re proud before you publish.

There have been times where I wanted to put new content on my blog so badly that I hit that publish button before I actually made sure the post was something that I was confident in. This has resulted in a bit of regret and quite a few times of using the delete button. In my opinion, it’s better to post less often and be super proud of what you do put out there on the internet than to be posting constantly and not be happy with your content.

  1. It’s ok to not be perfect.

This may seem like it contradicts the first point, but don’t beat yourself up for not being the best at blogging –especially when you’re just starting out! If you stress too much about the perfection of each and every post, the life will literally be sucked out of you through your miserable, typing fingers. If you aren’t having fun, what’s the point? Blogging should be enjoyable. With every post, you’ll improve! Cut yourself some slack every once in a while and pat yourself on the back, because you are amazing.

  1. You make some great blogging buddies along the way.

As you continue to blog and make connections with people through the internet, it’s inevitable that you’ll make some great friendships! This makes blogging so much more fun. I am so glad that I’ve met such awesome people through this experience. It’s great to have internet pals that have your virtual back.

  1. Social media is really helpful… even though it can be a pain.

I have met so many amazing people who share my love for makeup and beauty through social media. It has helped me to grow my blog and connect with others. I am definitely not an expert on the topic and, honestly, social media stresses me out a bit, but Twitter and Instagram have really helped me out in the blogging department. Social media opens your doors to all kinds of opportunities!

  1. The more love you give others, the more you’ll get back.

If you find someone’s blog post interesting or entertaining, let them know! It is a great feeling to get feedback on the content that you put out there on the internet and, chances are, they’ll probably return your kind favor and check out some of your posts, too. So, spread the love, people, because everyone needs it.

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope that you enjoyed seeing what this blog has taught me!  Do you have a blog? What has it taught you?



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Ipsy Unboxing September 2015

September Ipsy Unbboxing 2015

Hello there!

It’s my favorite time of the month again where a bright pink package arrives in the mail, bringing me lovely new beauty products to try… It’s Ipsy unboxing time!  If you’ve never heard of Ipsy before, it is a $10 subscription that sends 5 beauty products to you every month, which are picked according to your preferences selected in their online quiz.  I think this bag I’ve received is especially amazing and I am super excited to share it with you!


  1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $7.50IMG_7078

I’ve always wanted to try out First Aid Beauty’s Lotion, so I was really happy to find this in my bag!  It’s a 1 oz. tube and perfectly sized for travel.  I love First Aid Beauty’s packaging and can’t wait to try this lotion out!

2.  NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio – $5.99IMG_7089 IMG_7086

This eyeshadow trio is so cute and has the perfect shades for everyday use!  It has all the basics; a highlight shade, neutral brown, and a matte black!  I am so excited to have received this. The shades were pretty pigmented when I watched them on my hand so I am looking forward to testing the shades out on my eyes!

3.  tre-StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – $28.00IMG_7084 IMG_7101 IMG_7098

This little lip crayon is perfect for the matte fall lip trend.  It’s shade is very natural and I know I will be getting a ton of use out of it!  It is not overpowering for everyday use, so I’ll definitely be wearing it around a lot this season.

4.  Octavio Molina Hair Argan Oil – $29.50


I love using argan oil on my hair since it gives it so much shine and makes it look super healthy.  I am really happy to have received this oil since I know it is a product that I will use up!  I have never tried any Octavio Molina Hair products before, so I am looking forward to trying this one out!

5.  Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Tinted Brow Gel – $20.00

I always use a brow gel to set those caterpillars in place, so I’m glad to have received this product!  I’ve never tried anything from Elizabeth Mott, so I am looking forward to seeing how this brow gel works!

Total value of the bag: $90.99

Overall, I am SO happy with the contents of this bag!  I love absolutely everything I received this month!  This doesn’t happen too often, but all of the products in this bag are things I will definitely use and am very excited to try out.  I think that this was a steal considering it cost me 1/9 of the actual value of these products!

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Fall Floral

Hello, beauties!

With fall approaching fast, I’ve been very excited about infinity scarves, boots, and sweaters!  Autumn is my favorite season since I love the fashion, food, and the weather!  Even the makeup during this season is something I look forward to!  I’ve put together a neutral fall-inspired outfit that is very cute and casual for everyday wear.  Every piece in this outfit is a basic staple for the fall season and goes perfectly with the pop of color from the infinity scarf!  This is a typical outfit that I would wear on a cool fall day and I hope that you enjoy it!

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                           Tank Top / Sweater / Scarf / Bag / Boots / Jeans

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The Best Skincare for Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin

Hello, beauties!

I have extremely sensitive, combination skin and have always had trouble finding products that did not irritate it and cause break outs!  Finally, I have found some amazing items for my skincare arsenal that have healed my skin and keep it almost completely clear of acne! I hope that this helps you if you have had a similar issue!


1. The Body Shop’s Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser -$17 Finding a face wash that does not dry out my flaky skin is quite the challenge, but I’ve actually found one that does the job! It cleans my face perfectly without sucking out all of the moisture!  This face wash does not lather up like the typical wash -it almost feels like a lotion.  I use my Muslin Cloth to gently exfoliate my skin while using this soap and it never irritates it or leaves me feeling dry.

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Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion – $26 This is the absolute PERFECT daytime lotion for my skin!  It is gentle and unscented.  It never irritates my face and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized, but not greasy at all!  It soaks in almost immediately and does not cause makeup to slip and slide on top!

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Kate Somerville’s Eradikate Acne Treatment – $24 Normally I don’t like to touch acne treatments with a ten foot pole since they irritate my skin make my breakouts even worse, but this one is AMAZING and never causes my skin any troubles!  It literally makes pimples vanish.  I cannot describe how well it works!  To use this, I take a q-tip and dip it into the bottom of the bottle, reaching the pink treatment, which I dab all over any trouble areas.  When I wake up in the morning, my zits are usually either completely gone or 1000 times smaller and less red!


Thanks so much for reading!  What are your favorite skincare items?

XO, Hanna

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Collab With Plus Beauty: My Top 5 Summer Lipstick Picks

Hello, lovely people:)

Today, I am collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers; Katie from Plus Beauty!  We will each be sharing our top 5 Summer Lipsticks!   You should definitely go have a peek at her post and follow her amazing blog. 🙂  I hope you enjoy seeing our favorite lipsticks for the summertime!

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1. Mac’s Pure Zen Cremesheen -$16 USD

This color is the perfect summery-nude shade since it is a warmer, peachy tone and won’t look odd or too light on tanned skin.  It has a sheen to it and is lightweight for everyday summer use!

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2. Essence’s Coral Calling 01 -$2.99 USD

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This is a coral/pink shade with a slight sheen.  It lasts for hours and never dries out my lips.  Even after it has worn off, these lipsticks almost dye my lips a little, so they always have color even after the product has worn off.  The price of this lipstick is amazing!  I really recommend Essence’s lipsticks if you’re looking for something affordable!

3. Wet ‘n Wild’s Hot Paris Pink 542B – $.99 USD

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I LOVE this beautiful, bright pink shade.  It is slightly shiny and feels very light on the lips for summertime.  It leaves a pink tint to the lips even after wearing off.  It claims to have 4-hour wear, but will leave them looking pink even after the 4 hours are up!  I love this color of pink, because I find it actually makes my teeth look whiter, where many pink shades make teeth look yellow.  Also, you can’t beat the price!

4. Essence’s Wear Berries 09 -$2.99 USD

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This lipstick is a warm purple that has a beautiful sheen to it.  Again, you can’t beat the price and formula of Essence’s lipsticks.  I love this shade as it is a warmer purple color that doesn’t look too overpowering when worn.  It doesn’t make my teeth look yellow as some purples can.

5.  Maybelline’s Color Whisper in 100 Plum Prospect – $7.49 USD

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This is a very warm, berry, purple shade.  It may look intimidating in the tube, but it is such a sheer, gel-like formula that the color is not overpowering at all.  It can be built up to a brighter color or, by using just a few dabs, give a light berry tint to the lips.  This is a glossy lipstick and lasts a surprisingly very long time.  This dyes my lips and leaves them a beautiful berry color all day long when I wear it!  After swatching it on my hand, it dyed my skin and still hasn’t worn off! This lightweight formula is perfect for Summer!


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Now that you’ve seen my top picks, you can find even more amazing lipsticks for Summer over on Katie’s blog!  Thank so much, Katie for collabing with me! ❤

I hope that you enjoyed seeing all my Summertime lip favorites!  What are yours?



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Ipsy Bag Unboxing | July 2015

Hello, lovelies!

Today, I’ll be showing you all the wonderful things that arrived inside that beautiful bright pink packaging in the mail!  It’s Ipsy unboxing time!  I’m excited!  My favorite Ipsy bags are always their pretty, summery ones.  Let’s dig in!


I really like the bag!  Very summery and colorful.  Also, I love the little card that they included -the floaties they have just look so cute!


Firstly, I pulled out a lip product; Read My Lips Lipstick from Teeez Cosmetics in the shade Killing Me Softly.  I love how cute the colorful skulls on the packaging are!  The tube it comes in reminds me of the packaging from Colourpop’s Lippie Stix.  This lip product is a bright coral-y, peach-y pink.  It is a satin, but slightly matte finish.  The color is perfect for Summer, but I found that it’s SO pigmented and creamy that it makes it a little hard to apply without smearing all over my face.  Maybe it’s just me -I tend to be a little slow in the lipstick applying department. heh.  The color is extremely bright, which isn’t my go-to look and it also settles into all of the lines on my lips.  It has an odd, chemically smell, which I’m not very fond of.  Overall, I think it’s a cute product, but I won’t reach for it very often.

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Next, I opened a brown 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner from Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics.  I do not have eyeliner set on my account preferences as something that I want sent to me, but somehow, I end up with one in every bag that I receive, so I wasn’t super excited upon discovering this.  However, I do like the product and think it’s a pretty liner and shadow!


I then found some Jor’el Parker perfume in the scent Classico.  I normally am not a fan of high-end or fancy perfumes because the smell is so overpowering, but I actually really, really enjoy this one!  It smells amazing!  It isn’t too flowery or strong; it’s right in between sweet and fresh.  They describe the scent as: “Exotic, inspiring, and full of surprises, Classico whisks you away from the day-to-day. Indulge in the spicy seduction of Indian Tuberose, the striking and sweet sensation of Turkish Cyclamen and the purifying calm of Spanish Mandarin.”  My nose isn’t refined enough to detect whatever Turkish Cyclamen smells like, but I absolutely love the scent!

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Next, I pulled out some Pür~lisse Pur-Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum.  I have really sensitive skin, but I’m hoping that this will work well on it! The serum benefits are:

  • Brightens skin tone.
  • Evens out skin without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • Hydroquinone-Free.
  • Decreases the appearance of age spots and sun damages.


Lastly, I discovered some Crown Brush tweezers in my bag, which can always come in handy.  This is something I know I’ll use!


The retail prices of these products:

Jelly Pong Pong Liner – $16

Teeez Cosmetics Read My Lips Lipstick – $22

Pür-lisse Pur-Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum – $76

J’orel Parker Classico Mini Roller Perfume (.29 oz.) – $21

Crown Brush Professional Tweezers – $17.49

The total retail price of this bag is *drumroll*… $152.49!

This Ipsy bag cost only $10… that’s a pretty insane difference!  You do have to take into account that the brightening serum is a sample size in the bag, but since they don’t sell  it in that size, I had to include it’s retail price in full size, which is much larger.

Overall, I think this bag is pretty good.  The products are great, but some of them are things that I won’t use very often.  There were a couple of full-size things included, which I loved!  I like the bag itself since it’s so summery!  The value of it’s products compared to the $10 I paid for the bag is pretty incredible!

If you haven’t signed up for Ipsy yet, I think that it’s a pretty amazing subscription!  It costs $10 per month and is set up for your preferences on products you’d like to receive.  If you’d like to try it out, you can sign up here!

Thanks so much for reading!  Do you have an Ipsy account?  If so, what did you receive this month?  What did you think of the products?



My Everyday Makeup Routine | Summer 2015

Hello again!

Today, I thought I would show y’all my everyday makeup routine for summertime.  I hope that you all enjoy!

I begin by concealing around my eyes, nose, mouth and any blemishes that may have popped up with my L’oreal True Match concealer in N 4-5.  I blend this out with my Zoeva 102/Silk Finish Brush.  I love this thing.  I mean, it’s rose gold, how could I not?!

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I have been wanting really sheer coverage, lately, so I have been mixing my Revlon ColorStay concealer in a slighter tanner shade than my TrueMatch and mixing a couple of dabs of that with my Clinique Dramatically Different face lotion to create a kind of tinted moisturizer.  I find that this gives me the perfect coverage and color.  I apply this with the same Zoeva brush.

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I set this with a little bit of my Revlon Translucent Powder to keep my T-zone from getting oily.  I use my AMAZING Sephora Pro All-over Powder brush, which is so big and fluffy and just makes my heart happy.

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I gotta get my bronze on, so next I add a little color and dimension to my face with my Anastasia Contour Kit in Medium/Dark.  I use 4 shades and just kind of swirl them all together for the perfect bronze.  I apply this to my temples, cheeks, jaw and neck, and a little on my nose with a fluffy brush that I picked up from Target.  It has no name on it, so I have forgotten what brand it is, but even though it was so cheap, I love it; it’s super soft and never sheds! I am not sure what I am staring so intensely at off in the distance in this picture… oh well. XD

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Of course, I gotta put on some blush, so I have been LOVING Coralista by Benefit.  I apply this with my Sephora Blush brush.  I love the shimmer in this blush that is not overpowering, but gives me a nice flush and glow.  That sounds odd, but I what I am trying to say is it’s very, very beautiful.  And I love it. 🙂

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Onto the eyes!  I love having simple makeup in the summer, so I have been using Benefit’s cream eyeshadows in My Two Cents (the coppery shade), and Birthday Suit (the darker shade).  I love how they have shimmer and the colors really bring out the blue in my eyes since they are bronze-y/copper-y colored.  They are super easy to apply and I never have a problem with them creasing!  I apply My Two Cents all over my lid with my finger and then add in some Birthday Suit on the crease and outer V for a little dimension.

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I then add a little sparkle to my inner corners and brow bones with my Highlighter from my Urban Decay Flushed palette and a Sephora Concealer Brush.  I also line my lash line with some Urban Decay eyeliner in and smudge it out a little with my Sephora Angled Liner Brush.

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I then add a coat of Urban Decay’s Perversion and seal in that coat with my Covergirl Waterproof Mascara.  I filled in my brows just a bit with Essence’s Blonde Eyebrow Pencil in 04.

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Lastly, I added my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE OF ALL TIME gloss, which is Dolly by Buxom.  It’s amazing.  I think everyone needs this gloss in their life.  I just had to do duck lips with this beauty on… no judgement. 😉

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And with that, my makeup routine is done!  I can slap all these products on my face in about 5-10 minutes in the morning and they last all day.  I like to keep it nice and natural with a little glow and I find that this makeup look does just that. I hope that you enjoyed seeing my routine!  Let me know what products you use every day in the comments, I would love to know! Until next time!