Saturday, 24 May 2014

Secrets of Blogging Tag // Tag Week

So for the last tag of the week, I thought I'd make up my own! I feel like tag posts help connect bloggers throughout the world and the thought of knowing people and communicating with them worldwide makes me happy! The blogging community is continuously growing and new bloggers do find it hard to gain a following. I'm not saying that I am a successful blogger, I have just grown my blog to 100 followers and just want to help other blogger's get their blog noticed! 

Just because you don't have as many followers as other bloggers, doesn't mean you're any worse than them. You just need to continue blogging and creating content which you enjoy reading and producing. Soon after, people will discover your blog and the rest is history!

I called this tag the, 'Secrets of Blogging Tag,' because I want people to get an insight to why I blog, what I like to read about, who knows about my blog and other blogging related topics which this tag will hopefully address! I tag everyone to do this post as well as who I've tagged below! Link me if you do this tag as I'd love to see your answers! Now on with the tag!

1. When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging on August the 29th, 2013. I began blogging because I was about to start university and I wanted to share my experience with the internet! I explain this in my first post titled I like to write. If you look at this post, it's a little paragraph and what makes me laugh is the Bloglovin html which I copy and pasted incorrectly on the post! I began blogging under the name Hannah The Fresher but on March the 24th, 2014 I changed my blog name officially to Hannah Notes which you can read about in the post titled Changing Names - Hannah The Fresher // Hannah Notes. 

2. How many people 'in real life' know about your blog?
There are two people who know about my blog 'in real life.' My Mother and my best friend who's thinking about starting a YouTube channel. However, I've never actually shown either of them my blog, they just know I write one.

3. What are your favourite posts to read?
As a bargain hunter, I love eBay find posts but I also love posts which focus on one product and show different ways it can be used. Like recently, I've seen a few blogs posting about coconut oil which I've found really interesting to read!

4. List a new blog you've recently discovered.
Nouveau Chique - I love the design, the posts, the photographs and the writer is gorgeous!

5. What is the post you're most proud of?
Okay, so I've thought so hard about this question and I did have two possibilities but it is for sure Confident & Beautiful // Makeup. This post was a part of a mini series I did in March/April of this year. I put so much effort into the series but I loved how the photos came out for this post as photography isn't my strong point if I'm honest.

6. Any advice to future bloggers?
Keep posting. I know it's hard sometimes but keep posting! I usually sit down and wrote two or three posts at a time and take photos separately and add them in the day before a post goes live. Schedules and organisation is key to running an efficient blog.


I'd like to say to anyone doing this tag, feel free to use the heading picture to start the post. Also link me to the post so I can read your answers! Hope you like the tag!

Thanks for reading!

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Hannah x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Closet Confidential Tag // Tag Week

So this is the second post in the Tag Week here on Hannah Notes. I thought I'd pick a fashion tag! Hope you like my Picmonkey skills and also the week of tags! I want to say a massive thanks to the previous blogs I tagged who did the posts! I find tags such a lovely way to meet new bloggers and socialise! Enough of my friends chat and on with the tag!

1. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe/closet?
The dress I wore on my 17th birthday... This was the first item of clothing I remember searching for online for ages. I feel like from then on, I began to develop my style, the way I wanted to. 

2. What is the newest item?
I was in Primark the other day and found this pair of denim shorts for only £10 so I had to pick them up!

3. What is the most expensive item?
To most of you, this might not seem too expensive but to me £40 for a playsuit is a lot of money. I'm a bargain hunter okay? The embroidered playsuit was worth every penny though. 

4. What is the cheapest/most affordable item? (that you wear/use a lot!)
These two Topshop basic crop tops were two for £10 and I wear them quite often. They're a nice material too and look really good with high waisted jeans/leggings.

5. What was the biggest bargain?
Sequin dresses are a must have during the Winter season but aren't they all so expensive?! The ones from Motel Rocks range from £50-£70 which is ridiculous! I was browsing Missguided last year and found this dress in the sale for £15.45. Yes. That is right. What a steal.

6. What was the biggest waste of money?!
I buy a lot of random crap online when I'm bored... Especially from China. Here are some examples of dresses which were all less than £15 but so not worth the money. The white dress is see through and way too small. The black dress I fell in love with, the material is lovely too, however, the length of this dress is way too short for me. I'm thinking of transforming this into a top?

 BONUS QUESTION - Show us your three favourite items right now!


Hope you've enjoyed the second post in tag week here at Hannah Notes. The final post of the week will be live on Saturday!

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Would You Rather? // Tag Week

So this week I felt like running a theme on my blog. My three weekly posts are all going to be tags! I love tags as I get to find out more about the blogger behind the blog. I'm also experimenting with photography and picmonkey at the moment, so let me know if you like the pictures in the post or not in the comments below! This is the first tag I selected and it's quite fun to think of what you would chose. I'm going to tag five blogs for each post, so that's fifteen blogs that will be tagged in total, by the end of the week. I hope you enjoy this weeks posts, now... On with the tag!

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
I would rather lose all of my palettes and eyeshadows.... Yes this includes my Naked palette, yikes!
2. Would you rather chop all of your hair off or never be able to cut it again?
Chop off all my hair... It can grow back no problem!
3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink cheek! Coral doesn't seem to suit my pale skin as much.
4. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
I would buy makeup.. I have an addiction. I admit that. It's ongoing and will never stop.
5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner as lipstick, it's long lasting and there are a variety of colours.
6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
MAC, I want the whole makeup range.
7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
One eyeshadow colour! I love lipstick waaaaay too much. My collection is forever growing! The eyeshadow I'd pick would probably Virgin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Winter clothes in the Summer.

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Bright nails so they uplift my mood on cloudy days!

10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip colour or favourite eye product?

Favourite eye product... As I said I love lip colours way too much.
11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or messy bun?
I'm a ponytail kinda gal.
12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Never use lipgloss. I prefer stains and balms.
13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them in everyday.. I could find a brown sharpie with a fine nib....... Couldn't I?
14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Nail polish hands down!

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit // Review

I've been testing out this product since December and now I'm finally writing my thoughts on the Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit! Last year, I really jumped on the brows bandwagon and decided I needed to invest in an eyebrow product ASAP! Thanks to Tanya Burr, I realised I needed an eyebrow powder to make my brows look natural but still filled in. I did try an eyebrow pencil before but it just wasn't making the cut! I looked around and never really picked anything up until one say when I was browsing through the Avon catalogue (as you do) and I came across this eyebrow kit. I'm not a brow genius so an eyebrow kit sounded ideal for me!


My brows are really thick and really dark.. Every girls dream right?! They're quite difficult to manage and I should pluck them more often, but I get so lazy with my brows! Even though they're thick, there are little patches which I would like to fill in with a brow product. I also fill in my brows so they stand out in photos as without any product on my brows they disappear in photos and I end up looking alien haha!


The packaging of this product is simple and I like that about it. The black plastic casing makes it easy to clean. It also comes with a mini double sided angled brush which I didn't really like as it was too thick and I couldn't get a natural finish to my brows. I just use my own angled brush now.


The product itself is really nice to work with. I don't always use the wax, but when I do I use it to take my wild fly aways! The only downside to the product is that when the wax gets into the powder it makes is almost seperate. I had to scrape the powder to get the wax off which was kind of a waste. Other than that, the Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit gives a really nice finish to my brows and it'll last me ages! 

Here's a harmless selfie to show you how my brows look with the product on! Do you like them? I think they just complete my makeup!

Monday's are now for product reviews!

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Hannah x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Wish List // Holiday

I'm going on holiday on the 30th of June and I have been searching everywhere for things to take with me. Now, I probably do not need any of these items and I'll probably end up only buying two or three things from this this, but, nevertheless, I NEED to share them with you all!

Wow I'm so in love with all of these!!! The daisy co-ord from Daisy Street is absolutely perfect for a Summer holiday like mine! Definitely need to get the Bourjois CC Cream too because I don't want to take a full coverage foundation on holiday with me. A new pair of denim shorts won't go a miss either haha!

I didn't include a swimsuit in this wish list because I managed to bag a massive bargain! I found this pineapple print bikini for £5... That's right, a fiver!! I bought it in the Tesco sale, so rush out NOW! It's neon too, so if I tan, it'll make me look even more bronzed goddess than usual!

Hope you all enjoyed this wish list! I'd like to thank everyone for following me recently as I have now got over 100 followers on Bloglovin'! Amazing!

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