Pack Up Your Troubles

My idea of packing is procrastinating by becoming re-acquainted with all of the belongings that had slowly lost their use, but still meant enough to me to hoard over the years until now.

I am a naturally reflective person anyway, but when it comes to digging up everything in the room that I have grown up in it also makes me rather sad also. I feel like this is the end of an era, I am letting go of the past, but keeping my memories. This is not only a time to de-clutter and minimise the amount of belongings I have, it is also a time to tidy up my emotions; As I let go of things that I have held onto for many years for the wrong reasons, I am also letting go of those memories attached.

Obviously I will keep many things with high sentimental value, but I must also remember that the memories don’t necessarily live within those objects unless I let them, they live in my mind. It’s time to let go of anything that I am holding onto because I think it is a memory and realise that it truly is just an object.

My packing strategy is simple; I am keeping the things of high importance, luckily many things that hold sentimental value to me are conveniently the right size to fit in my diary — which has expanded in size profusely!

I try on all of my clothes and if in that moment I don’t feel comfortable in it, I know it isn’t something I will wear in the future and for that reason it goes straight in the boot sale pile.

As for books, I am not getting rid of any, I have sorted what is going to uni and what isn’t by matching the books to the moods I may feel while I am away or if the book would possibly be educational to me during my course.

I haven’t actually gotten much packing done due to the fact that anything else seems more interesting to me when I have something that needs to be done.

Part of my procrastination may be due to hunger or boredom, but a bigger part of me is doing this because I am saying goodbye to the house I grew up in and I am doing this slowly.

It feels like everything is changing all at once and I’m not quite sure what to focus on precisely. Both parents are moving/have moved, I’m not in the best place socially right now and I’m about to head to uni (which is a whole lot harder when you still don’t know exactly where you are going).

I cannot quite pinpoint exactly what is stressing me out the most, but I know that soon enough everything will be happening all at once and there will be no time to focus on one single thing.

It feels like I’m in some kind of weird limbo where part of me is waiting for things to happen and the other part of me is afraid of everything that’s right around the corner. I don’t know which way is up and that’s why I’m choosing a Netflix coma over any sort of reality — until my own reality hits me in about a month’s time.

This post is probably rather vague and I hope you’re all just as confused as my emotions are right now.

Until next time (hopefully sooner than later),




Beauty: New skincare, new skin?

So after facing that I cannot go back to my Origins or BareMinerals moisturisers and (as stated in my previous post) purchasing some Nivea ones. Hoping that my skin wouldn’t react to the Nivea ones as they are very simple and also very low in price which is a great bonus!

I have been using the Nivea Cremé and the Nivea Light Moisturising Day Cream and am happy to say that my skin hasn’t reacted to either of them, what’s better is that my skin may finally be getting better!


I cannot confirm that they are great just yet, but have had no problems yet.

The Nivea Creme is a little oily for my liking, but sinks in eventually and the Light Moisturising Day Cream is fine on my skin, reacts a little with my burn (that happened at Benefit Cosmetics) that is healing now. I expected that the cream may react with the burn as it is still quite delicate, that is nothing to do with the cream, just my skin’s current state.

The Nivea Cremé appears to actually be healing the burn, this isn’t the purpose of the Cremé but it is working.

As for the Light moisturising day cream, I have no reactions, it is light on my skin and causes no breakouts, still a tiny bit oily but goes away on it’s own roughly a minute after application.

So glad that Nivea seems to work with my skin as they have many decent products at very reasonable prices!

Going to become a Nivea whore…

Love Hannah


Nobody’s Perfect

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A little post about my skin…

My Skin’s History

I have battled with bad skin since I was 13/14, it ruined my confidence and forced me to start wearing foundation from a very young age. As I was in High School, I had no choice but to attempt to cover everything up (which is very hard to do when you are that age and have never used make-up before).

I never wore make-up properly until 2 years ago, that was when I actually had a real interest in it, I started experimenting on which things were best for my skin, which I am only really figuring out now.

Make-Up That Helps!

I tried BareMinerals last year and that worked great on my skin up until the winter time, my skin was too dry in the winter to wear BareMinerals so I stopped wearing make-up from July time (I went on holiday in July and decided it was time to let my skin breathe).

I sometimes wear concealer and a little foundation if my skin is really bad, but I try not to wear any in order to heal my skin faster.

I try to stick to wearing make-up when I go out in the evenings, or if I feel like looking nice.

My Winter Discovery

I did find a good foundation to use in december, it was the L’oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint which is a very light foundation, non-pore clogging (which is great as my skin is highly sensitive to breakouts) and it is very natural looking (I only need a tiny bit each time I wear it).

It’s All About The Wash

Since finding the right face wash, my skin has calmed down a lot, I am still yet to find the perfect moisturiser, but the Origins Ginzing is gentle enough to use on my skin and is a great product for now (if you read my last post you will know which moisturiser I am dying to try!).


It’s not always products that control my skin though…

Drinking peppermint tea instead of normal tea has done me good (since I can no longer have caffeine — another story for another time).

I cut down on my sugar intake around November and it has left me feeling exhausted all the time, but it has improved my skin, I still have chocolate now and again (and that is usually the main reason my my breakouts), but less sugar, more water and a bit of fruit now and again does my skin wonders!

Sadly I eat unhealthy meals more than I eat healthy ones and this affects my skin very negatively.

The Pill

I found that my previous contraceptive pill Cerazette made my skin a lot worse and since switching to Micronor my skin has been much easier to handle. Of course the pill has different affects on different people and I needed to experience the bad affects of one to find the one that works for me.

To Conclude

There is no one thing that keeps my skin acne free, I try to tame it as often as I can, the best way is to stay healthy, find products that work for you, track what you are doing and how it is affecting your skin and don’t worry about what other people think.

Skin changes all the time, being judged on your skin may feel horrible at the time, but it won’t last forever as the spots disappear when they want to.

Don’t worry, be happy!