Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Scent Addict Launch Event by Fragrance Shop

Last week I attended the Scent Addict by Fragrance Shop launch event for their new innovative product. I love living in London because it makes attending events like this so accessible. I was also able to bring along my lovely boyfriend George, who took a few pictures in this post on my canon.
One of the employees of the company actually mistook him for the photographer and asked him to take certain pictures, when he said he was here with a blogger I chuckled from the side lines. It is nice to know that your tech is high quality enough though! 

Unlike other events I have been to in the past, this was more of a drop in and out service with a presentation. It felt more like a PR event than catered for the visitors which was a shame, there wasn't that much to do bar socialise. With a free bar, canap├ęs and an excuse to dress up and get out the house; who can complain?! 

The design elements throughout the venue were innovative, the neon signs were my personal favourite and I love the concept of 'marrying a scent'. 

An hour or so into the event there was a presentation on the scentaddict subscription service, how it works and also we got to see the adverts for the service. So what do you need to know? Scentaddict is by the Fragrance Shop, a chain of perfume stores in the UK. You pay £12 for 8ml of perfume and you get £12 towards a full size bottle of perfume by the fragrance shop. Talk about try before you buy?! 

The lovely girls at the perfume station discussed how the bottles are non-porous bottle so it does not mix scents if you refill it. (how cool is that!!!) You can refill it by either pouring perfume into the refill or If you have a bottle which you cannot take the lid off, there's an attachment to help put perfume in!

George ate so many of these!

Me and George both got gift bags, in mine was scandal by Jean Paul Gaultier; an eau de parfum. A scent of which I am obsessed with now, I would describe as 'yummy', more suited for a date or night out. In George's bag there was an eau de toilette Pure XS by Paco Rabanne. We both got a scent addict refill bottle, and randomly a scentaddict condom? Hahaha... I didn't know quite what to make of that. ^ As you can see. 

Overall It was lovely to have a free bar, excuse to dress up and to discover a brand new subscription service. If you are looking to try out some new perfumes, or a sucker for a subscription box, definitely give this one a go! 

Special thank you to sparkle PR for the invite! 



Saturday, 21 October 2017

I guess it's Autumn?

I guess autumn is here, looming assignments, leaves larger than my face, and cuddling up in blankets most nights. Autumn is one of my favourite months, despite the extremely windy and temperamental weather lately in London because of the hurricane in Ireland. It's the time of year when everyone starts to think 'crikey the years nearly gone', but fear not Halloween is yet to come, bonfire night and of course the run up to Christmas and new year. 

My boyfriend is starting a new project which I took photos for on my DSLR, so thought I'd use that opportunity to take some blog pictures as I haven't created a fashion look on my blog for a while. 

The jacket from this blog post was purchased last year from Zara and has a detachable cream faux fur collar. Although it is not still available to purchase, Zara jackets are renowned for being amazing quality - and they have some good ones this year I would love to invest in.  Definitely one to check out if you're after an autumn/winter number.

A brand new purchase is this velvet dungaree dress with embroidery from Topshop. A bit on the pricey side at £46, but with student discount (and Arcadia vouchers) It was justifiable. I have a similar dungaree dress in blue corduroy and a denim dungaree dress, they're so wearable and comfortable especially for short girls like me! 

THESE BOOTS A story for you all about these boots. A lovely older lady on the district line tapped me on the leg to ask me where my boots were from, after saying 'Pull and Bear' about 5 times (bless her), she seemed to really like them and told me again how nice they were when they got off the tube. They're super comfortable, a beautiful oxblood colour and have lovely stud detailing to make them unique. 10/10 recommend these bad boys.

P.s. a top tip is to pay £9.99 for next day delivery all year on asos, was a really good decision for me! 

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Lots of love,

Friday, 13 October 2017

ACCIDENTALLY GINGER! L'Oreal Paris & Colour B4 Disaster

Hi Everyone, 
Brief outline of this issue, I accidentally went ginger. As someone with an allergy to PPD's, I've always struggled to dye my hair. Since filming this video I've found a hair salon with PPD free hair dye, I've had a skin test and I'm waiting to see If I have a reaction or not... BUT HOPEFULLY I'll be able to dye my hair in the next few weeks.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Secret Scent Box Review & Scent of the Month!

Secret scent box were kind enough to send me their monthly subscription box! The concept is that you receive three different designer scents each month, inspiring you to buy new perfumes as you have tried it before you buy the full size product! 

I thought I'd start this blog post by telling you about my favourite scent at the minute 'Olypea' by Paco Rabanne. I wasn't intending on purchasing a perfume, I went into Superdrug, tested the perfume and couldn't not purchase it! It's one of those perfumes that I noticed multiple people commenting on how nice I smelt, it is such a warm scent that smells delicious. 

DKNY women
'A fragrance embodies the urban energy of New York City. A tantalising freshness that is both intoxicating and invigorating.' Top notes: blood orange, tomato leaf and vodka. Middle notes: Daffodil, orchid, water lily. Base notes: birch, tulip

My verdict: A very clean fresh scent, which is perfect for a work environment - if you're looking to impress someone special, maybe not the one, but a clean scent all the same.

DIOR J'adore in Joy
'A brand new fragrance launched in Spring 2017, it is announced as the scent of joy. love for life and instant fun. A daring floral scent.' Top notes: Fleur de sel Middle notes: Neroli, Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang Base notes: Peach

My verdict: I'm a fan of Dior perfumes, specifically miss dior. This is an amazing summer scent that I would definitely purchase the full size of, to me I really notice the neroli and jasmine, but it isn't too floral to be off putting.

DAVIDOFF Cool Water Wave
'An exciting, fresh, clean scent. A truly summertime fragrance. A blend of lily of the valley, watermelon and sandalwood.' Top notes: Watermelon, Mango, Guava, Passionfruit. Middle notes: Pink pepper, Freesia, Peony. Base Notes: Amber. Sandalwood, Iris, Musk.

My verdict: For me, the description of this scent is pretty spot on, it's fruity with a 'muskyness' to it. My boyfriend has the davidoff cool water men's, and it smells like a feminine version of that.

I love having testers of perfumes to throw in my bag, and think a subscription to try out new scents is such an amazing idea!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Primark Spring 2017 LOVE ♡

*please note that all photos on this blog post were taken on my iPhone 6 NOT my Canon EOS 70D. :) 

You're probably thinking... crikey a new blog post from Han? Been a while... All I can do is apologise for this. Personally, this year has been running away with me. I've finished my second year of university, started a music magazine with my peers at university and now have been told I have a brand new job for the summer! (woop, yay, huzzar!) Recently my passion for blogging has been niggling back to me and I have been so excited to share this look with you. 

I was recently reading a post by Zoe London, where she talked about a blogger drama that exploded on twitter last week about instagram fakes (to sum it up larger bloggers faking it and gaining campaigns). Briefly she mentioned about how a lot of bloggers are following a style. You'll have seen it all over your feed no doubt, white wash buildings (probably chelsea or kensington), and fashion looks that look the same and are guaranteed to get likes. 
I find this particularly frustrating, I'm not saying I'm crazy original - let's be real stripey tops and dungarees are bae - but I love the seeing bloggers with their own personal style and... well... originality. Just some food for thought. 

ANYHOO... Let's talk about Primark Spring fashion. I am very easily persuaded to splash out on Primark and I'm never disappointed. Every item of clothing I am wearing in the blog post is from primark, which I may have bought at the same time among with other items... err.... oops? The only thing I'm wearing which isn't from primark are my Vans, which I got for my birthday last year (very surprised that they haven't ventured onto my blog already as I've been wearing them to death).  

Starting with the star of the show, this BEAUTIFUL yellow raincoat cost only £15. I have to give a shout out to my friend Annika for this one. She works in Primark in London and when she saw this coat, she said I would love it - I'm not surprised I did. If you're a frequent reader/social media stalker, you will know that this is not the first yellow coat I own. *see previous blog here* I find yellow is such a happy and positive colour and when I wear it, It really does cheer me up/put me in a good mood. 
Something to note about this coat (lol), Is that I'm a size 10 and I bought it in a size 14. They only had size 14,16 left in the London store I went into, but considering that I'm going to want to wear jumpers underneath it when I go to the seaside, sizing up worked for me anyway. 

^ This is what happens when you're trying to take pictures for your blog and your boyfriend is distracting/laughing at you in the window. In retrospect, I probably shouldn't leave this in the post. But I'm going to anyway. 

NEXT UP PRETTY DUNGAREE DRESS. Now I had a dungaree dress from boohoo, which I sold on eBay as it was just... embarrassing short on the booty. This dress is so well fitted and 100% true to size, they also have it in black and khaki and is an absolute steal at £12. My next mission is to find a pair of full length dungarees, as although they may exaggerate my shortness (5ft 3), they're super cute and I want to look like a 90s girl.

I was spinning in this picture... that's why I look a bit odd. 

Last but not least, this delightful stripey cross over top. Stripey tops are a necessity for me and I buy them on a regular basis. This one cost a whopping £6, It's stretchy and figure hugging, but breathable material. It was a no-brainer for me, as it's a style I will always pick up from my closet for jeans, dungarees, skirt etc. 

 That's the end chaps! Super happy to be posting again on www.hannahjanewilliams.co.uk. This day was wonderful as me and my boyfriend George went to the beach with my parents, then bowling, then watched doctor who THEN had mexican food. Perfect right?! I also found out at the beach that I got a new job. Overall I am a very happy, very yellow, Han.

shout out to my gorgeous photographer & love, G ♡

 Lots of love, 

Hannah Jane Williams