Today’s Makeup: 7/8/16

Hi! So if you followed the link from my post about London Day 1, you’ll be here to see what makeup I wore that day, or if you just stumbled upon this page hello!

This is what makeup I wore today: and if you click on each product it’ll bring you to where you can buy it.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer

Collection Contour and Highlight Palette

Bourjois Blusher in ‘Rose d’Or’

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter

Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara

Natural Collection Lip Gloss in ‘Turkish Delight’

So that is what I wore today, I don’t think it was too much and also all of the products are very affordable, I love all of them!

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I Blog Because ♡ #iblogbecause

I blog because I have a passion for writing, always have and always will.

I blog because it gives people a chance to learn about me, and things I like and enjoy.

I blog because it helps me be productive and keeps me motivated.

I blog because I’m spending time wisely.

I blog because it could potentially make people happy, if they enjoy my writing.

I blog because I’m using something I’m good at in a creative way.

I blog because it makes me feel relaxed.

I blog because it helps me clear my mind when I’m stressed.

I blog because I love it.

Things To Do On A Rainy Day ♡

Rainy days can be great, but they can also be extremely boring when you have nothing to do. When it’s winter, it’s cold and dull, you have a cosy film on, you’re more then happy for it to rain outside. But when it’s summer and it won’t stop raining non-stop, it can be so boring and put you in a bad mood. Finding things to do on days like that is important, because lazing around isn’t good for anyone, and being productive is so rewarding when you get a result. Today I’m going to give you a few things to do when it’s a rainy day and you have nothing to do!

Start a blog! Why do you think I started one? Well, I’ve always loved writing, and this summer has been particularly boring, due to the more-then-rubbish weather we’ve been having, and designing a place where I could share my thoughts and ideas with people seemed like the perfect thing to do. Starting a blog can really make your creative side come to life.

Play board games. Round up yer family, you ‘eard me. Find your mum, dad, brother, sister, pet cabbage, and force them to play Monopoly with you. Or Pictionary, that one’s good.

Call over some friends! Inviting someone over spontaneously is always fun, and being bored in the rain together is better then alone haha. No but really, watch movies, make food, make a den, you’re sorted.

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Go on YouTube and watch ANYTHING. There’s been a time when all of us (yes, all of us) have gone onto YouTube and ended up watching something completely random. Do it, it’s good fun.

Re-organise your room. I used to be the type of person that would change the layout of my room almost every week, or whenever I got bored of it. Move some furniture around and do a little spring clean (even though it’s nearly autumn). Change the theme of the room by creating a new colour scheme. For example, in the summer my room is full of pinks, yellows, and other bright colours, and in autumn/winter it’s mostly browns, greys and other darkish colours.

So there you have it folks, a few little things to do if it’s a rainy day, or if you’re just plain bored. Hope you enjoyed!

Bye for now x

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July – A Reflection ♡

As I sit here in my best friend’s house with a tiny kitten in my lap, I start to think about everything that’s happened this month. Despite the awful “summer” weather, and not getting up to much, I have really enjoyed this month.

Since I only started my blog in July, I was hoping to reach at least 200 page views before the month was up, and I got over 200 in the end, which made me so happy.

I also hosted my first Twitter chat, which was a great success, I really enjoyed making new friends and chatting to different people! #chattynights

My brother and my dad both celebrated their birthdays this month, and both days were so fun. On my brother’s we went out to the seaside on the coast of Dublin and we went shopping in the city centre, and at the end of the day we watched him show off his singing and guitar skills at an open mic night, you can read all about that day in a blog post I did called Diary Of A Day.

Only yesterday I went to my friend’s little sister’s birthday party. She had a bouncy castle and we all had such fun jumping around on it, even when it rained we stayed out, regardless of getting soaked.

Some little kitties were born on July 5th, and on Tuesday will be a month old!

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I also spent plenty of time hanging out with my best friends, we didn’t really go out shopping or go anywhere this month but we went round to each other’s houses and just generally enjoyed each other’s company. Here’s some pictures of us!

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Despite not going out much and not having much sunshine, July was a great month. Countless laughs were shared (especially between my mum and I), much Mario Kart Wii was played among siblings and friends, many, many horror movies were watched (seriously, watch ‘Hush’), several new internet friends were made, three little sleepy kittens were cuddled and so many late night chats were exchanged.

I really hope you had a great month, and if you didn’t I’m sure things will pick up soon.

Bye for now and see you in August! x

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The Five Senses Tag ♡

Hi everyone, today I’ll be doing ‘The Five Senses Tag’. I was nominated to do this by a lovely girl over at Simply, Me if you want to check out her blog.

So basically for this post I will be telling you about my five favourite things about the five senses.

The rules for the 5 Senses Tag are:

1: You have to thank the person/people who nominated you.

2: You have to write five things for each of the five senses.

3: Nominate five other bloggers.

Sound

1. My family and friends talking and laughing.
2. The sound of the ocean.
3. The buzz of the city.
4. The birds singing in the early hours of the morning.
5. Listening to music.

Sight

1. Seeing people laugh.
2. The beach and the sea.
3. A White Christmas
4. Blue skies.
5. My family and friends.

Taste

1. Any of my Mum’s dinners…
2. Crisps.
3. Pomegranate.
4. Ramen.
5. Watermelon.

Touch

1. HUGS.
2. My cats.
3. Grass in summer.
4. Crisp clean bed sheets.
5. Getting makeup done.

Smell

1. Christmas tree and tinsel.
2. My mum’s home-made vegan cinnamon buns.
3. Freshly cut grass.
4. Sea air.
5. Flower shop.

The bloggers I nominate:

www.holly5901.blogspot.ie
www.mylifeashayleyblogg.blogspot.ie
www.boilersuitbabe.com
www.whatasillylittlelady.wordpress.com 
www.crescentury.wordpress.com

Bye for now x

Hana May

How To: Superfood Salad 🌱

I think by now we all know the intense difficulty of trying to keep healthy. Whether that’s by eating right, exercising regularly, or keeping your mind at peace, all are strenuous.

Recently, I’ve been trying to cope with all of these. Managing what you eat is so hard, and finding the motivation to exercise is just as difficult.

Today I’m going to tell you how I made this salad, because it tasted amazing and it’s so good for you.

Ingredients:

Quinoa,
Pomegranate,
Pepper,
Avocado,
Raisins,
Spinach,
Curry oil.

So first of all I cooked some quinoa (follow the instructions on the packet), I also added half a vegetable stock pot to it to add a bit of flavour.

Next I de-seeded the pomegranate and put that in the bowl with the quinoa. I then shredded some spinach, chopped up some avocado and pepper, got a handful of raisins, and I threw that all in the bowl too. There was also some curry oil my mum had made, which I put in too because the flavour was amazing. The ingredients for the curry oil were: white wine vinegar, curry powder, chilli powder, olive oil & mango chutney. The salad tasted amazing and also is very beneficial to your health. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, incorporate fruit & veg that you know you like, and just make it work!

Another few ingredients you could include in the salad are: flaked almonds, spring onion, cucumber, celery, or whatever you like!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and maybe got a bit of inspiration for ingredients to add to your next lunch 😉

Bye for now x

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A Little Bit About Me ♡

Hi everyone, as I’ve been blogging a lot more lately, and all my posts have been kind of random, I thought today’s could be something a bit different and it should also give you a little insight into what it’s like… being moi! xD

My name is of Japanese origin. Instead of naming me Hannah, (which would’ve been a lot easier…trust me…) my parents opted for something a little more on the unique side of things and decided to name me Hana, meaning flower in Japanese. Although it’s a pain having to correct everyone when they spell my name wrong, I do appreciate having a name that is different, it fits well with my personality and over the years my interest in Japanese culture has grown, thanks to my name.

I’m half English, half Irish. My Mum is originally from London, and my Dad is from Dublin. I was born in England but we moved to Ireland when I was quite young as my Dad wanted us to experience living in Ireland while my brother and I were still kids. It was hard to adjust, and with our English accents, my brother and I were easy to pick on. As I was younger I didn’t get it nearly as bad as my brother did. Luckily now he’s totally grown up, and is confident in himself, as he should be. Living in Ireland has taught me several things, some good, some bad, but let’s save that for another day. Put it this way, some days I love the freedom Ireland and its countryside gives, other days I beg for surroundings other then fields full of cows and their poo. You get it? Anyway here’s a picture of us now…

My best friends and I met through social media. A few years ago I was faced with the difficult decision of choosing a secondary school to attend. As a shy yet insane person (some of you will get it…), it was a very hard decision to make. I didn’t know where I would fit in best. My two options were a school in my local town or another one about 20 minutes away. In the local school, I would know a lot of the people there, and in the other school I would be thrown in at the deep end and know no one, I think I considered this school as I thought that starting fresh was a bold and brave decision to make, but now I know that doesn’t matter, I should’ve just known wherever I feel comfortable, I should go. I couldn’t decide which I thought was better until I met my (now) best friends. We found each other through Instagram, we found that we lived only a few short minutes away, and our mums became friends just as we did. On my last day of primary school, my mum and I went round to their house for the first time, and we all immediately became best friends. It was amazing to become friends with people who are like me, who like the same kind of things as me, who enjoy talking about the same subjects as I do. Knowing that they were going to the local school, it was now a very easy decision to make on which one I should go to. A few years down the line and our friendship is still as strong as ever. Here you go folks! Meet my best friends.

That’s all I’m going to talk about for this post, because we all know if I talk anymore we’ll be here forever, and you’ll just get bored! I really hope you enjoyed this post, and maybe learnt a little bit more about me.

Bye for now x

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