Month: April 2014

Books for me to read.

Image Hello to all my book followers 🙂 this post is for you today.
I know I have not read in a while but I have been super hectic and sitting down to read does not seem like it is going to happen at the moment so bare with me.
Here is a stack of the books I have yet to read an I am super excited all these apart from the bottom ones are books that twitter, instagram followers and my blog followers have recommended to me:

A touch of Crimson-A Renegade Angels Novel (Sylvia Day- Author of the Crossfire series).
A hunger so wild- A Renegade Angels Novel (Sylvia Day).
Angels Flight- Guild Hunter series ( Nalini Singh).
A shade of vampire (Bella Forrest).
A shade of blood (Bella Forrest).
Revealed- A House of Night novel (P.CC & Kristen Cast).

I am looking forward to read all these books, as you may be able to tell these are all supernatural/paranormal books with romance which is my favourite to read.  The reason they are my favourite is because I can get lost into a whole different world and read about problems that don’t exist.

Once I have completed the book Revealed I will do another review as I am only on page 67 as I only had an hour to read it.

Hope you all liked this and if you have read these books leave comments below and I will include them in my reviews, just NO SPOILERS. Lol don’t ruin them for me.

Speak soon (Don’t forget to follow me).

Hannah

xoxox

 

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LUSH Haul.




Hello, ladies and gentleman, sorry this took so long to get posted.
I have been super busy since going back to university and I have a lot going on in my personal life right now.

Anyway I bought all these products displayed above from Lush last Wednesday and spent a total of £28.99 for all 3.  The most expensive product was the vanishing cream which I believe was about £17.  However all these products last a long time so I would definitely recommend the spend.

The top photo is the Vanishing cream which I use in the morning after a shower, the main aim of the cream is to stop excess oils and to keep your face shine free for the day which works perfectly.

The middle photo is the Cupcake face mask. I have used this twice so far, I am just aiming to use it once a week.  It is an amazing product so far, I am prone to blackheads on my nose and chin and after one use of the mask they disappear straight away.

The last photo is the soap called Fresh Farmacy.  If you follow me I did a post review on this soap 2 months ago I believe here is the link: https://hannahsbeautifulfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/my-visit-to-lush-fresh-farmacy-soap/
I love this soap but you have to ensure you keep it dry between uses as I left mine in the bathroom uncovered and it disappeared faster (oops).

If you would like a review on any of these products please leave a comment below or talk to me on my Facebook and Twitter page.

Missed you all

Hannah

xoxo

Review: Maybelline Fit me shine stick. Foundation

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Hello ladies I am so sorry that I have been behind on posts but my life is a little busy at the moment, you will know this is you follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Anyway today I bring you the best foundation I have ever used and I will definitely be using it in the summer.
This is the Maybelline FIT me stick in the shade Ivory, it states that it reduces shine and easy to use.

I completely agree with the packet and what people said about this product, I just rub it across my face and then rub in with my middle finger, it is that easy to use.  For a fuller coverage I would recommend you use a foundation brush to push in the foundation into the skin.  However this is such a lovely light weight foundation and is definitely shine free that I will use this all the way through the summer for a more even coverage.

There are no bad words with this foundation I would just recommend that you use a primer beneath as it needs a soft base to really show how well it works.
Well worth the price and a drug store product I will be repurchasing.
Here is a picture of me wearing the foundation and how well it has covered my blemishes and evened my skin tone.

Another bonus is my breakouts have become non existent this foundation stick has been so kind to my skin and does not give me that caked on look.

I will be reviewing more products for you soon from my Haul and I have a clothes Haul coming soon as I went
a little crazy buying new clothes haha oopsies.

Don’t forget to follow for regular updates.

Hannah

xoxo

Book Review of “The reflections of Queen Snow White”

I was happy to accept a gift of this by David Meredith, he contacted me to review his new book. This is only available on the Kindle for £1.27 however this was on a 60% sale from Amazon.  This  book is about 155 pages on the Kindle.


What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone? 

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing: 
The king is dead. 
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old. 
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means? 

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.


My first impression from the first few pages was that this book was going to be very descriptive.  It is that descriptive I felt as if I knew exactly how the scene looked like which is a first for me, usually it takes me a while to build up an image. The beginning of the book was unusual as it starts from a birds point of view which leads into the birds looking onto Snow White.

This is completely different to what I expected Snow White is at least 30-35 years older than the fairy tale we all heard as children.  She is now a Queen and married however Charming died a year ago which leaves Snow White drifting off into her own thoughts of feeling “Alone”.  She has a Daughter Raven who she is supposed to be planning a wedding for but her mind can not stay straight and drifts off to her love Charming. My first impressions are that this book is far from a Fairy Tale and is very Real. This book amplifies the feelings of someone who feels alone after losing a loved one and that everything she touches or looks at reminds her of King Charming.

She takes a walk to clear her mind and finds what she wishes she had not.  Looking in to her step mothers old chambers she finds the mirror which tormented her from a child.  The mirror reflects her life and makes her believe her father is trapped inside which is a lie.  What is she supposed to think of this mirror which caused her Step mother to hate her so much.

Snow White begins to look into this mirror which makes her relive her past memories which she remembers or has forgotten, whether they be good or bad.


Customer reviews:

” This story intrigued me and held my interest from page one. This isn’t the Snow White fairy tale your parents read to you as a child… Rather, this Snow White is moody, troubled, and depressed. “

” Having grown up on fairy tales full of angst but always ending with `they all lived happily ever after’, I did often wonder what happened next. David Meredith has gone that extra mile and given us the answers as he sees them. ”

” From anger and shock to lusty passion and deep sadness, this book touched every part of me and ended with a warm feeling of love, hope, and satisfaction. “

” This book is one of the most incredible stories that takes you there and creates an additional dimension to the story that ties to our childhood life. “

 


I was glued to this book from the beginning which shocked me, this is not the sort of book that I would have gone for if I saw it online or in the store however I could not put it down.  The way the Author portrays Snow White and her life is truly transfixing.  This book keeps you intrigued from the very beginning, I believe this could be because we all would like to know what happened to our Childhood Snow White.

I would recommend this book to all you adult readers, it is so intense and really portrays a life that isn’t so happily ever after unless you work for it.

A quote I loved from the end of the book was from snow white:
” I took a good long look into the mirror my friend. “

This quote I find really hits the meaning of when we tell other people to take a good long look at them self in the mirror.


David Meredith this book is amazing and I wish it could carry on.

Do not forget to follow me via my links in the sidebar.
And I hope you all loved my review, I am so glad I was able to read this and review it.

Hannah

xoxox

Announcement

I am so happy that i have had my first book review sent to me by David Meredith.

He has recently released a novel called “The reflections of Queen Snow White”
It is only available on the kindle via Amazon.

This is the first author to ask me to do this so I am very excited.  It is different than my normal reads but I look forward to being introduced to a new genre.

He has 4 star reviews on amazon and people seem to be interested, if you have read this book I would be happy to hear your thoughts which I will link into my review.

Hannah
Xoxo

Boots Beauty Haul: Maybelline.

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Big Eyes Mascara:
This mascara is amazing it has a larger spiral brush at one end for your upper lashes and then a thin brush at the other end for the small lower lashes.  I have an image on Instagram of how my lashes appeared after one go.

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The Baby Skin, instant pore eraser was amazing I noticed that my pores were immediately reduced and my skin stays matte for hours. Some say this is a dupe to Porefessional however I cannot afford Benefit at the moment. So if you are the same as me I would definitely recommend this primer over the L’oreal primer I wrote a post on a while back.

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The Baby Lips balms OMG I am in love with these.
I saw that these are a huge hit with everyone that I have seen, and there are so many blog posts on these.
The colours I have are cherry me and Pink punch.
In the first use there is a small colour pay off which is lovely and subtle, but my lips feel so moisturized I cannot wait to buy more.

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This is the Maybelline Expression Kajal eyeliner which I love the colour pay off is worth the money and I find it such a smooth pencil to work across my eyes.  In the past I have found some eyeliners that are hard to use on the eyes to get colour but this was so easy.

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Umm the photo is upside down :p I have no idea why.

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This is the Maybelline fit me Foundation anti shine stick which I was very apprehensive about buying but I am so glad that I did now.
I got this in the lightest shade which I believe was Ivory, unfortunately they only had 3 shades which were light otherwise I would have bought a dark one for contouring, it is that good.
This is definitely anti shine and perfect for covering small imperfections.

For reviews on any of these products comment below and I would be happy to review them for you.

For more photos on these products and finished looks follow me via Instagram where I have a few finished makeup looks and a lot of outfits as well as books that I love.
So check them in the sidebar, my instagram name is Hannahbunz

Hope you all liked this post I know it has been a while.

So yeah leave a comment below on suggested posts and I will speak soon.

Hannah

xoxox