I'm Hannah, and I'm a little bit Smaugish.
I'm a twenty-something year old Alternative blogger from the UK, and this is my space to talk about everything and anything from Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle and more.
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So I got home from Florida at five to seven this morning and I’m so sad my holiday is over.
It was amazing. It felt pretty special that it was our last proper family holiday ever, just the four of us, and also a bit bittersweet. Our villa was lovely, situated just the right distance away from I-Drive and the parks (about 15 minutes from Disney, 25-30 mins from Universal) and we had a great two weeks of doing loads.
AND I MET DONALD. I MET DONALD FOUR TIMES.
(I do realise there are only three pictures up there; the first picture of me and Donald isn’t my favourite, but it is on Instagram if you really want to see it…)
Apart from going to Disney World and Universal Studios and playing Adventure Golf (Pirate’s Cove is one of the best!) we also went shopping… which is really what you’re interested in, isn’t it!?
Here is everything I got, beauty-wise! I fell in love with Sephora- oh my God, so beautiful!- and enjoyed rooting around Walmart, Walgreens, Target and CVS on my hunt for Nyx (couldn’t find any until we went to a Super Target on the last day!) and Wet ‘n’ Wild. I got bits from Wet ‘n’ Wild, Nyx, Kat Von D, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, OCC and Eos.
So here’s the least interesting of my purchases. I got Nyx HD Studio Finishing Powder, which I haven’t tried yet but think that it looks good! The little skull bottle is a Blackheart Cosmetics Roll-On perfume that smells gorgeous (and I actually bought it from Torrid!) and I got two flavours of Eos lip balm; Pomegranate Raspberry and Sweet Mint.
Here we have the eye and face make up that I bought! The blush powder is a Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Tranquil, which is a taupey contour colour and darker than Nyx Taupe but a good substitute as I couldn’t find it anywhere (more expensive though!). I also got the Wet ‘n’ Wild palette in Comfort Zone, a Nyx palette in Sex Bomb, Kat Von D tattoo liner in Trooper, an Anastasia Brow Wiz in Chocolate (I was unsure which shade to get but so far this looks like an appropriate pick!) and a Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.
Here’s the beautiful Nyx palette- I thought the selection of colours looked interesting and the inclusion of red intrigued me!
The swatch underneath the shadows is the Sephora blush- I can’t wait to try chiseling my cheekbones with it! As you can see from the shadows, the lighter two matte shades aren’t greatly pigmented but on the whole they’re nice shadows.
And two things that most people familiar with the blogging/vlogging world will be very familiar with: the Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone palette and the Nyx Jumbo pencil in Milk.
The white line is obviously the jumbo pencil- I got this to try and make my brighter shadows, like the ones in my beloved Mermaids vs Unicorns palette, pop more. As for the Comfort Zone palette- I get the hype! The shadows are all buttery soft and super pigmented and that blue/brown duochrome shade is stunning.
And the lip products! I know, I know; last thing I needed is more lip products! But I could not help myself. I got two samples of OCC lip tars in Technopagan and Black Metal Dhalia, and a full sized Lip Tar in Role Play. I also got two Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks in Wolvesmouth and A-Go-Go and one Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Echo. Next I got two of the new MAC Matte collection lipstick (that I’m sure aren’t even out in the UK yet…) in Stone and Royal, and two Nyx lip products- an Intense Butter Gloss in Berry Strudel and a Simply Vamp lip cream in Temptress.
The swatch on top is Stone, and then from left-right we have A-Go-Go, Wolvesmouth, Temptress, Berry Strudel, Echo and Royal. I wanted to get Poe from Kat Von D but it was sold out everywhere so I got Echo (and Royal) instead.
I can’t wait to try out all my new bits! Have you tried any of these?
So… today I am at Disney Magic Kingdom (meeting Donald!) and so I thought I’d post a Disney Tag. I will be doing one of these tags (well, a few of them!) on my YouTube channel when I get back from America so stay tuned!
1. What’s your favorite Disney movie?
Beauty and the Beast. I love pretty much every Disney movie I’ve ever seen (except that I can’t watch either Bambi or the Fox & The Hound because… I just can’t) but BATB will always be my number one.
2. What Disney character do you relate to the most?
Belle! Maybe this is why it’s my favourite but I’ve always thought I was pretty Belle-like. She’s girlier than I am but being a bit of an outsider and having a tendency to lose oneself in a book amongst other things are definitely some things I can relate to!
3. What Disney girl is the prettiest?
I don’t actually know which Disney girl is the prettiest… I always thought Mulan and Pocahontas were pretty, as are Aurora and Esmerelda and Belle (obv) and Jasmine… though tbh they’re all pretty! Kida from Atlantis is gorgeous actually.
4. What Disney guy is the hottest?
… is it wrong that I’m tempted to say Beast, before the change?! Flynn Rider is pretty hot though.
5. Who is your favorite side kick?
I have three. And I shall quote them and then hope that you just KNOW who they are.
a) “And as I’ve always said, if it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it!” b) “And what are you, a sheep!?” c) “Go to bed, y’all from Shreveport!?”
6. Favorite villain?
This is a hard one to choose a favourite for. I love Maleficent, and Scar, and Hades. And Doctor Facilier. Not sure I could pick a top favourite from those.
7.All time favorite Disney soundtrack?
The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack will never fail to give me goosebumps, but I also love the soundtracks for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (HELLFIRE! DARKFIRE! NOW GYPSY IT’S YOUR TURN!) and Pocahontas. And The Little Mermaid (Part of Your World is just my song, okay?)
8. Scene in Disney film that makes you cry?
There are SO MANY. So many. Mufasa dying, the Beast almost-dying, Pocahontas’ final farewell to John Smith, Esmerelda almost-dying, Ray getting squished… SO MANY.
9. Who’s your least favorite Disney character?
Ohhh… OOOH. This is a tough question. Really tough. I don’t know if I can answer it!
10. Which scene in a Disney film makes you mad?
I’m usually too happy to be mad in a Disney movie…
11. Have you ever been to a Disney park?
12. Disneyland or Disneyworld?
Walt Disney World <3
13. Do you prefer 2D animation or 3D animation?
I’m a traditionalist, so 2D.
14. What is a fairly tale or theme you would want in the next disney film?
I would love to see them do some of the Anansi stories, and part of me has a bit of a sick fascination with a Disney take on Beowulf. As for fairy tales, I want them to do Bluebeard or The Goose Girl, because they were always two of my favourite fairy tales as a child.
15. Favorite thing you own that is Disney?
My Donald mug! I have so much Disney merchandise though, I also love my Beast plushie.
16. First Disney film you have seen?
If it counts as a film, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day/Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Blustery Day was the first video my brother and I ever owned.
17. Last Disney film you have currently watched?
I can’t actually remember, but I think it would be Peter Pan.
18. Is there a Disney movie you have not seen?
Not many- things like Home on the Range and Chicken Little, I think, are the only ones I’ve never seen.
19. What is a animated non-Disney movie that you like?
How to Train Your Dragon, Howl’s Moving Castle… I like lots of non-Disney animation.
20. Favorite Disney quote from any Disney film?
See my sidekicks post, the first quote there ha!
21. Which upcoming Disney film are you most looking forward to see?
The live action Beauty and the Beast!
22. Last question which main Disney character (Mickey for example) is your favorite?
DONALD BLOOMIN’ DUCK.
As you read this post, I shall be at Disney Hollywood Studios- yay! I’m still going to post about the songs I’ve been mostly listening to this week…
1. Iggy Azalea- Black Widow feat. Rita Ora
So… yeah. I love this song. I’m not even sorry. I really, really like Iggy Azalea. I was listening to this with my brother the other day and he was like “… okay so she can rap, I’ll give her that!”
2. Bastille- Pompeii
I don’t know what it is about this tune, but it has been stuck in my head all week. Seriously.
3. Immortal- Tyrants
This is a classic and it never fails to make me smile- which is weird, cos it’s black metal, but whattya gonna do!? I will always be annoyed with myself for falling ill during their headlining set at Bloodstock, I remember being semi conscious in the medical tent and suddenly saying “OMG TYRANTS” as I could hear it in the distance.
4. Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies
This is another classic. The chorus is just amazing and the lyrics are pretty good too. I love a bit of Fleetwood Mac.
5. AFI- Days of the Phoenix
And yet another classic, but you know me. How could I go a week without including an AFI song!?
So I’m sitting here, with hair dye on my head, a few things left to pack in my hand luggage but currently the only one in my house who’s packed her suitcase…
And I’m going on holiday TOMORROW.
I’m so excited! I probably won’t be able to sleep tonight, it’s that bad.
I’M GOING TO MEET DONALD, YOU GUYS!?
Aaaanyway, I thought I’d do a quick post to share with you some of the things I’m hoping to pick up whilst I’m out there- because honestly, could I go all the way to the United States of America and not make a pilgrimage to Sephora?
The answer’s no, obviously.
Another Monday, another load of videos for you! No pre-amble this week; let’s get straight to the music.
1. Dimmu Borgir- Dimmu Borgir
This is one of my favourite songs of all time. I think it’s the theatricality and use of the choir, but also it’s just an amazing call to arms for any Dimmu Borgir fan. My favourite bit starts at about 2:17 minutes in and peaks at the amazing bit of orchestration at 2:47-3:02. Just… it gets to me somewhere deep inside. I love it.
2. AFI- Medicate
I’ve spoken before about how Crash Love isn’t my favourite AFI album but this song has been on my playlist this week. There’s something about it that’s growing on me- in fact the whole record is growing on me!
3. Cradle of Filth- Right Wing of the Garden Triptych
Hammer of the Witches is out on Friday- I am so excited I can hardly wait! The album sounds like Cradle from a few years ago and I’m so looking forward to it. Hyped!
4. Kiuas- Warrior Soul
This is an oldie but a good one. It’s a real motivation song, gets the blood pumping. It’s a good one and has some insane guitar work, and to be honest I’ve always thought it was a shame that Kiuas didn’t get more recognition; they’re a solid symphonic sort of power metal band!
5. The Haunted Mansion- Grim Grinning Ghosts
I’m getting ready for my holiday; what can I say? I fully intend to remind myself of the lyrics before we go away, so I can sing this song the entire away around the ride at Disney Magic Kingdom. Yep, I’m gonna be that person!