Thursday, 26 February 2015
I have never been one for detoxing, I suppose it is quite a subjective matter. Although I do try to make weekly juices with my home juicer. So, when I found Plenish juices, I couldn't resist trying them after reading about all the healthy ingredients they contained, which I didn't own to juice myself.
Over on the Plenish website, there's a whole ton of info about which juice detox is right for you, and guidelines of what you do. I chose the following three juices, which are part of the level two detox.
Pine Apple 2 - Pineapple, Apple, Mint, Aloe Vera
This was the first juice I tried, and in fact it turned out to be my favourite. The name gives a very fruity and sweet impression, yet I was surprised when the small amount of mint overpowered this taste to leave a cool taste.
Mind Body Green - Cucumber, Pear, Romaine, Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Lemon
My immediate reaction was that this was disgusting, but after a few more sips I guess I somehow became immune to the taste. I found that this was very watery which probably helped to lower the strong taste but just beware of the after taste, you made need another drink at the ready.
Sweet Sexy Green- Pear, Cucumber, Romaine, Spinach, Kale, Basil, Brocoli
Unfortunately this juice was unlike the others, and I really didn't get along with it. I managed three sips before my stomach churned and I had to give up with this one.
Now, you're supposed to drink all six of these throughout one day, however, still being a teenager, my parents advised I started off lightly, substituting a juice a day instead of my average breakfast (of two unhealthy pan-au-chocolat). I think it is just important to remember that you are the one in control of how regularly and how much you determine to detox, and obviously you should be the one to make this decision.
Anyway, after six juice breakfasts (there were two of each flavour), I am happy to say that I did notice positive results. My sleeping pattern became a lot more stable- I was waking up at around 8 each morning (and this was in my holidays!). Also, my skin inhabited a brighter glow. Not all of these juices may taste heavenly, but it's worth holding your nose and gulping down the goodness when needs be.
Have any of you ever tried a juice cleanse? Succeeded?
Sunday, 22 February 2015
I am a little unsure with what to write alongside these photos, I suppose I went out and brought a new jumper, saw the sun and jumped at the chance of creating another outfit to share with all of you. Anyway, I love this look, and feel like all the clothing items are very versatile and can be dressed up or down.
If you've been reading my blog for a very long time, you would have seen me style this skort in summer too, but it can easily be paired with tights and a jumper to make it winter/spring appropriate.
Regarding the jumper, this has been my most recent purchase from Topshop, I was stumped between whether to buy the navy blue or grey one, but, being typical Hannah, I obviously went for the boring colours! I also saw a burgundy version of this jumper too, so if you like to add a bit of colour to an outfit, keep an eye out in Topshop. I was a little weary about the roll neck, before this I'd never owned a top with any material above the average neck line. But, when I tried it on I was very surprised with how flattering the shape and cut was.
Finally, my boots again, have made an appearance on my blog before, and there's no doubt they won't again, but I honestly love these. They may have been a little pricey, but give me any outfit and these boots shall not fail to impress!
Thursday, 19 February 2015
It's very rare for me to go from having nothing to having two of the same thing, but this was the case regarding facial brushes. You have most probably seen my Clinique brush from my Christmas haul, but I thought now was the time to focus in depth on it seeing as I was sent a very similar product from Magnitone.
This brush comes in four shades: yellow, blue, green and pink. Yet I chose to be slightly different and picked the limited edition bright pink one. I was so excited when this arrived a week ago, I've been using it morning and evening every day. All was well at first, however, after around three days I had noticed that my skin was raw red, and it had to be the brush as my facial wash had not changed. I dug a little deeper to research what I was using, and found out that I had been doing an intense wash morning and night, which was not the best for my teenage skin. Quickly after realising this, I began doing the sensitive cleanse and the results were a hundred times better, my skin glowed and my blemishes faded. The brush has a built in timer, which beeps to alarm you to move on to the next area of your face. On top of this, it came with a cute pink headband to ensure that all of your hair is kept of your face. All I would say if you were going to invest in this brush is make sure you know what setting/cleanse you are doing in order to notice the best results. Size-wise, this can easily fit into a wash bag, I took mine away with me last weekend and all was fine, just remember to keep the cap for the brush head safe. Overall, if your skin is a little older or known for being less sensitive, I would recommend this brush for you. That's not to say that if you do have sensitive skin that this brush would be a bad investment.
(I have left the links in the product names, but you can also buy both brushes from Boots).
Do you use a face brush? If so, what one?
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Before I begin, please do not comment on the state of my brows, I, myself, am appalled.
Anyway, I start off with a clean canvas, using Bare Study from MAC as a primer on my lids. I simply apply this over my whole lid just using my ring finger, making sure I've covered any redness or discolouration which may be visible beforehand.
Taking my MAC 217 shadow brush, I apply a generous amount of the shade Half Baked from my Naked 2 palette. I mix this with the shade Suspect to create a perfect, warm toned brown base.
Then using my two brushes from Ecotools, I blend this powder pigment into my crease, making sure I focus primarily on blending to create a more subtle look.
Eyeliner wise, a liquid one from Eyeko's never fails me, especially when I'm in a hurry and can't spend ages perfecting the line. I don't think you could class this look as a cat eye, however I like to wing my eyeliner out a tiny bit to make my eyes look a little bigger.
After curling my lashes, I take my new favourite mascara which is the Be Long mascara from Clarins. I apply a fair amount onto my lashes, and find this really lengthens and volumises them.
And that's it, my finished eye look. Obviously I don't have time to do this look everyday, but when I feel like wearing a little more makeup, this is my go-to look!
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Please excuse the wintry feel my back garden gives, but this has been my go to outfit for the last few weeks. Living in England, I will have to wear a coat with this at the moment although I just love how easily layered these pieces are.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Long sweater dresses paired with knee high socks and heeled black boots are all the range this winter. I've also fallen in love with white strap gold watches, and to finish this look I've added a nudey-pink lippy to add a hint of warmth. You can find me on Polyvore here: hannaahlouise.