Hi all!

So, it’s been nearly 4 months since I last posted on here. I’ve had a few inboxes on Twitter asking why I don’t come on here as much anymore so I thought, why not post!

 

When I started my blog in 2012, I started it because of various reasons. The main reason was because I couldn’t leave my house because of severe anxiety and panic attacks, and the other reason was because I was incredibly bored and sought the comfort from like-minded people online. Little did I know that after just a few months of blogging I partnered with several companies which led me to have this incredible passion to continue blogging about beauty, fashion and lifestyle.

As years went by not only did my blog grow but as did my confidence to reach out in the real world to my other passions. Animals. I enrolled at college, got a job and my blog took a slight set back but was still very active.

I’ll fast forward onto now, because I could write a ton on what’s gone on over the last few years in terms of progression with myself but that could be saved for another post someday.

Right now I am in a great place. I left college with a Distinction in Animal Care and Management and the day I left I was offered a permanent job at my college as an Animal Care Technician. This is still my job role and I love it. Please don’t be alarmed by the “technician” part in my job title. I do NOT test on animals. My job is to care for a large range of animals at my work place and teach animal care students (like I was once one myself) how to look after them.

In January this year I was lucky enough to secure a voluntary zoo keeper place at Whipsnade Zoo. I get to work with some amazing people and amazing animals too.

My life is very busy at this moment in time, I work 4 days a week at college and volunteer the rest of my time at the zoo. This has left me little time to sit down and blog.

I’ve found over the last year my passion for beauty and fashion has faded incredibly. This is mainly down to the fact that I don’t have time to sit and spend hours on my hair and makeup. On a good day I would be lucky enough to have some time to slap on some foundation let alone the false lashes and lippy! The same goes for clothes too. I live in my muddy wellington boots and my comfy leggings and hoodies.

So, this is the main reason why I don’t blog nowadays. Now onto the other little reasons which may spark some sort of row in the blogging community.

I no longer enjoy the blogging community. Over the years I’ve slowly seen the relationship between bloggers turn from what was an incredibly supportive, friendly and caring community to a very competitive, bitchy community. I’m not saying that there aren’t caring bloggers out there. I still keep in touch with some of the bloggers I first met when I first started 4 years ago. I am extremely grateful for the friends that I have made and care so much about them. I love them to bits.

I just hate the bitchiness that surrounds the community now. When I first started the competitiveness wasn’t there. We would all share each others posts, promote one another on our pages. Now? It’s all about trying to see who can make the most page views, who can partner with the most companies, who can get the best looking layout and pictures from fancy cameras on their blogs. I just want to write… I just want to express my interest and not have anyone question why I am doing so and plaster it all over social media.

I don’t enjoy blogging as much as I did when I first started. I still loved the community and think there are still a lot of genuine, caring, like-minded bloggers out there but I just think it has become swallowed up by a lot of people that I just don’t like. I am sure many will disagree with me but I can’t help but point this out. I’m sure those who started out when I did can agree with some of my points. The community just isn’t the same anymore.

Will I ever return to blogging?

 

Yes.

 

Will it be within the next few weeks?

 

Probably not.

 

Will it be about beauty & fashion?

 

No. Unless you want to see a day in the life of a zoo keepers clothing!

 

I am considering blogging but it will be more of a lifestyle blog than anything.

 

Sorry for the rant but I’ve gone off the radar and felt like I wanted to explain why.

 

Hope all of my past readers are doing amazingly well. I am so proud of my blogging friends who continue to blog about their interests. I am so grateful and thankful for meeting them and getting the chance to call them friends.

 

I wish every one all the best and hopefully speak to you all again soon!

 

Hannah x

Hello….

 

I know it has been a while and I am super, super sorry. Life has been busy, and by busy I mean ridiculously busy, I’ve barely had time to breathe!

I miss blogging…I really do, I miss it so much. I miss my evenings of writing, I miss getting to talk and work with amazing companies, I miss talking with amazing bloggers, I miss it!!!

 

I’m not going to list reasons of my absence because it isn’t even a list it is as simple as – I’ve Been Working.

My new job is going really well. I’m supposed to only be working 3 days a week but I am getting to work full-time at the moment which I’m really loving. It is such a perfect little job for me. I get to be with animals all day and I get to speak to others about caring for them too. It’s perfect.

I’m not quitting blogging but it certainly has taken a step back in my day to day routine. I’m not going to lie, I am finding it really difficult to find time to sit and write. I have spare time but a lot of this time is taken up by seeing family and friends or sorting other things out.

I want to return to blogging, I want to continue writing but it might not be yet, it might not be until the new year. I will have to see. I’m not as into beauty and fashion as I used to be, I will be honest. I don’t get to wear nice clothes for work. I live in leggings, jeans, hoodies, fleeces, wellies and comfy boots so the dresses in my wardrobe are becoming less of a statement item for me nowadays.

I’m thinking of switching my blog into a more “outdoorsy” blog. A blog for the regular person who likes the comfy things in life and not the glitz and glamour and heavy make up filled days. I would much rather write about my top ten favourite outdoor brands than my recent shopping haul in Zara or New look :’)

We shall see. I will see where life takes me over the next few weeks and see if I can make this comeback reality 🙂

 

Thank you to those who still read my blog. I know how boring it is looking right now!

Speak soon

Hannah xo

Having a professional cosmetic treatment is something that you should take the time to consider. It is always worth doing your research before committing to having cosmetic surgery too. You might find that there are other options to get the look you’re after. Then, of course, there is the cost. While most beauty clinics and cosmetic surgeons can offer you finance, getting into debt for vanity might be a little much for some people.

 

Have you decided that a particular treatment is right for you? You need to be certain you have the means to pay and the time to recover from the procedure. If you are ever unsure about anything, speak to the people who will be performing the procedure for you. Here are just some of the cosmetic treatments you might be looking into:

 

Fat Freezing

As an alternative to liposuction, you can kill off your fat cells once and for all with this treatment. Fat freezing treatments are thought to be a relatively cheap way to contour a part of your body. It’s designed to tackle areas that are challenging to sculpt through healthy eating and exercise. The results are not immediate, but the downtime is less than with traditional liposuction.

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Botox

Younger women are using botox injections for anti-wrinkle treatments. It is thought this treatment can prevent frown lines from appearing. It’s best to use a well-reviewed clinic and a fully qualified treatment specialist.

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Microdermabrasion

This treatment is ideal if you are looking to even your skin tone. Successful treatments of microdermabrasion can improve the appearance of acne scars.  It can help with other permanent skin imperfections too. You may need several treatments, and not all skin types are suitable.

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Brow Lift

If your eyes are looking droopy and tired all the time, you might be considering surgery to improve their appearance. Surgery requires down time, so you won’t be able to return to work immediately. There will also be some bruising and healing will take a little time too. But for an effective way to lift the eye area, this could be a procedure you might look into.

 

Rhinoplasty

If you’re not happy with the shape of your nose, you might be willing to undertake surgery to reshape it. This also requires some down time, and may cause bruising and swelling at first. Some people look to reshape their nose to reduce sinus infections or improve breathing. Speak to your surgeon at length about your options.

 

Laser Hair Removal

While this isn’t completely painless, it is the preferred method for many women to reduce unwanted body hair. Several treatments will be required. But it’s unlikely you’ll need any downtime after having each procedure. Because everyone is different, you can’t put an accurate cost on the total treatments you may need.

 

There are many cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures available in clinics these days. And it seems they are more affordable than ever. If you are looking to enhance your appearance, then you may be interested in one of these procedures. Feel beautiful today.

 

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The French Riviera, also known as CĂ´te d’Azur, is a popular destination for celebrities and the super rich throughout the year. And it’s not hard to see why; there’s so much to see and do.

 

Monte Carlo Beach

 

The best and most fashionable beach on all the French Riviera has to be Monte Carlo beach. It’s known for its stunning coastline and stretches of sand. What you might not realise is that the sand is not actually real sand. Well, it is real sand, but it was imported to the beach to make it more appealing to visitors.
That doesn’t take away from the fun and relaxation that can be found on Monte Carlo Beach though. Once upon a time, it was famously a favourite relaxation destination for Princess Grace of Monaco. If you’re on the French Riviera during the summer, this is the beach you have to track down.


Cannes Film Festival

 

If you’re a bit of a film buff, you’ll be pleased to discover that one of the most prodigious events on the film calendar takes place every year on the French Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival has been going since 1946, and it’s only getting bigger and better. It brings together the art film world with the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

 

Catching a glimpse of the red carpet opening is something you’ll never forget. Only Hollywood on Oscars night can beat Cannes when it comes to film glamour. But the Cannes region has more than just a festival once a year. It’s a beautiful region all year round. Luxury destinations like Cannes have fantastic hotels and other kinds of accommodation if you’re willing to splash the cash.

 

St. Tropez

 

St. Tropez isn’t simply a playground for millionaires; there’s much more to it than that. The classical architecture is stunning. It feels like you’re stepping into the past when you’re in some parts of the old town because the buildings are all so well preserved. And then other sections are very much in the 21st century with the latest shops and bars.

 

If you’re interested in getting your kit off, the area is famous for its high number of nudist beaches! But that’s not for everyone. Luckily, there are plenty of other things going on to keep you busy. The annual regatta brings together hundreds of boats and yachts off the coast of St. Tropez, and it can be an incredible sight to see.

 

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Nice

 

After Paris, Nice is the second most popular tourist destination in France. It’s also the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. There’s plenty to do there, no matter where your interests lie. It has some of the most luxurious (and expensive!) hotels in the country, and the coastline is beautiful.

But that’s not all there is to Nice. For a start, there’s the Nice Festival that takes place every year. It attracts a million people every year, with the final day of the 2-week carnival falling on Mardi Gras. There are also theatres, casinos, museums, concert halls and even an opera house. So, why not head there for some fun in the sun?

 

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Let’s be honest, who actually thinks about what will happen to their skin when they’re in their twenties? Unless you’re prone to breakouts then you probably just take your skin for granted. Before you know it, however, those wrinkles are going to creep up. You’ll get crows feet and sun spots, and it’ll be (almost) too late to do anything about it. If you want to look your best far into the future, then you need to start now. Here are my top skincare tips for 20-somethings.

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Put Good Stuff In

Before you put all the good stuff ON your face, think about the good stuff you put IN your body. Eating clean and drinking plenty of water will have a really positive effect on your skin. For a very long time to come. If you’re constantly binging on sweets and fizzy drinks, don’t be surprised if you get acne. If you’re out every weekend partying, then don’t be surprised when your skin dries up. And if you smoke, then don’t be surprised when your skin starts to go sallow. Concentrate on putting lots of goodness into your body and your skin will reward you.

 

A Proper Routine

It’s a good idea to get into a proper skincare routine as early as possible. Preferably in your teenage years, but it’s okay to start now. If you’re useless at this kind of thing, then write it down and stick it on your bathroom mirror. No excuses! Invest in some good quality products that are going to stand the test of time. Always make sure you cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize. These are the foundations for any good skincare routine. You may also want to consider a weekly or fortnightly face mask.

 

Fighting Aging

Believe it or not, you may start to see some signs of aging in your late twenties. Especially if you haven’t been taking care of your skin! This doesn’t mean you need to rush out and invest in cosmetic surgery, however. There are non-surgical ways to fight aging, that are far better options. Have a look for affordable dermal fillers clinics if you want a quick fix for those wrinkles. For something more long-term, you may want to consider finding an anti-aging cream. There are plenty on the market and it’s best to start early. Before those crows feet make an appearance!

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Mind the Sun

While having a tan may be one of your top priorities in your twenties, you’ll regret it as you age. The more sun exposure your skin gets, the quicker it will look old. You should be looking after your skin when out and about. Especially when the UV rays are at their strongest, in the summer. Make sure you’re slathering on that sunscreen whenever you can. Look for foundations that have an SPF in them too. There are better ways to get a sunkissed look, that won’t damage your skin in the future.

 

These top tips are perfect for those who want to ensure they have flawless looking skin. From now until you age! Make sure you’re looking after yourself and you’ll always look glowing and youthful. It will save you a fortune in anti-aging cream too!