And Sleep…

Hello! It feels like I haven’t done a blog post in a while but I got super excited on my Instagram and my Twitter recently that I forgot I hadn’t written on the blog! I hosted my first ever Blog Chat last week with the Blog Club (they’ve just released an app for bloggers, if you’ve tried it let me know). The chat was all about growing your blog. I focused on different areas like engagement and which social platforms you prefer. It was so much fun and super interesting to see how all the bloggers had different viewpoints. I hope everyone gained a lot of knowledge and also enjoyed meeting new bloggers too! Hopefully I will be doing another one shortly, so keep a look out as I know a lot of you wanted to join but couldn’t this time. I will make sure to let you all know on all social media before so everyone can join next time!

Oh my goodness, I’m rambling again aren’t I 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️ so onto the subject I actually wanted to talk about … SLEEP.

I did a poll on my instagram the other day and asked “Do you have trouble sleeping?” and I was really shocked with the results. 80% of you said that you have trouble sleeping!

In the last couple of weeks I have been reading this book by Matthew Walker called “Why We Sleep”. It has been one of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read and has made me realise the importance of sleep. In the book it covers areas from what happens in our brains while we sleep, the effect on sleep things like caffeine has, the effect not enough sleep has on your health and also why we dream. I am only half way through and I have learnt so much already from sleep spindles to the circadian rhythm.

I think from learning so much about how important sleep is for your body physically and mentally it has made me value sleep so much more. I have a new perspective on sleep which in turn I feel has actually helped me to sleep better!

From the book I have tried to change some of my habits like my caffeine intake, technology before bed (this one is the hardest 😱) and sleep routines and patterns. Honestly changing a few little things I believe can make such a difference.

To conclude, if you want to have a better sleep, learn more about your brain or gain knowledge on how amazing sleep is go read this book. I do hope that my blog post has enlightened you on the wonders of sleep! Please let me know your thoughts, I love to hear from you on social media. The link to the book is here if you want to try it.

Have the most wonderful and productive week, speak soon xxx

How I designed my own phone case?! with CaseApp

Hello! Happy Monday! If your not feeling positive and motivated this Monday, click here to read my previous post about being positive and a must watch video!

Today’s blog post is all about designing my own phone cases with CaseApp!

CaseApp allows you to design your own custom cases and skins. You can customise lots of different devices including iPhone’s, iPad’s, Samsung, laptop, Macbook, Nokia, HTC you name it you’ll most probably be able to design your own case for it!

So how do you do it? Well, CaseApp have a number of designs that you can choose from as your base or you can upload a picture yourself. What I love about this is that you can be as creative as you want and let your personality shine through in your custom case. Especially when phone cases and skins are something that most of us have on us all the time. So why not show off your style with your case?

As part of the design process I chose one design base that CaseApp already offered which was white marble. White marble is just one of those really Instagrammable textures at the moment and it looks good with everything! For my other design I chose a plain black background as I wanted to have text on it that was bold and eye catching.

Once you have decided your background there are a number of little pictures and icons you can add including hearts and slogans. As well as this you can add text in a variety of fonts, colours and sizes. You really can be as creative as you like! Then when you have finished designing your case or skin you then just have to decide whether you want it to be glossy or matte and your done!

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I received my custom phone cases yesterday and the packaging was super fun and contained a lovely note with a thank you for customising your device. On seeing the products in real life I was very pleased on how high quality the cases were. They looked amazing and I was so pleased with how my designs came out.

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Would you like to design your own custom cases or laptop skins??

Go to caseapp.co.uk now to have a little look at their range and have a go at designing yourself! If you do want to purchase your design I have a code for 20% off! Use the code: HANNAHAUSTYN20 for 20% off your custom case!!

Get some inspo for your designs at CaseApp’s Instagram page here.

Thank you for reading! Let me know what you think about my iPhone case designs! Have a lovely rest of your week, speak soon xxx

 

 

Instagram Poll, Feeling Positive and a Must Watch Video!

Hi everyone, its Friday today, yay, its nearly weekend time!

So, I did a poll on my Instagram yesterday asking how all of you were feeling. The sun was shining and I was super excited to go to the Ideal Home Show (check out my insta stories for more on this!) . The poll results were 83% of you voted for not happy!

After doing the poll, I thought it was important to talk about how to feel more positive and stop feeling like everything is on top of you. Sometimes I find you can get yourself into a rut with all the pressures of daily life, like: How come this didn’t work? Why haven’t I made a million yet? What is wrong with me?  Am I doing this right? Pressuring yourself is not good. Sometimes when things get too much I like to think about all the great things I have done already. Yes it is okay to feel proud of yourself! If there is something in particular that is really bothering you or something at work your finding hard try to think about all the good things you’ve done. How far you have come already. All the progress you have made so far in life and what is truly important to you.

For example, It was hard for me to right this post because I don’t want to come across badly, I have never written a blog post like this, what if people don’t like it or oh my I may say the wrong thing. OMG. See now I am pressuring myself! It is so easy to let everything become to much and just give up. Then your sitting there scrolling through Instagram for an hour and you haven’t done anything productive with your day. (It can so easily be done!) Then I saw some messages I had received on Instagram from you lovely people and It inspired me to write this post. I cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and support it means the world to me and I love, love, love to know all your thoughts. To conclude this if you have even 2 minutes to spare in your day today please watch this video by Gary Vee. If you don’t know him, get to know him! Click the link here <—–to watch it! It is called the Ultimate Advice for every 20 year old. It doesn’t matter what age you are though it is such honest advice. It is such a good video on helping you focus on you, being realistic about your goals and expectations in life and LOVING THE PROCESS.

If you do get a chance to watch it DM me on social media and let me know your thoughts on all of this!

On another note, today I am doing a Reserved Insta story mini haul thing on my Instagram and if you miss it I have put it in the “INSPO” section of my Instagram story highlights. Click here to check out my Instagram and DM your thoughts! I have got lots more coming up and I cannot wait to share it with you all. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Love yourself, Love what your doing and just Love the process of life. Speak soon xxx

 

Winter to Spring 2018

Hello! Hope everyone has had a great week and weekend!

I have done a lookbook video from the transition between winter and spring. Now if your in the UK I thought by this time in the month it would be sunny and looking ahead to spring. But no, we’ve had snow again!! I can feel Spring is on the horizon, I am sure. Majority of the products featured are from Zara so I have not linked them just because I find its so much easier to find their products in store then online.

I just wanted to put together a video to give you some inspiration for the season ahead. Also who knew it was so hard to find white trainers? I have seen so many of my fave fashion bloggers wearing the Fila white trainers or other brands and they are either sold out or very expensive! I finally found a pair in my size in Zara for under £30. Sometimes it is easier to go into store for something  you can’t find online, or just to get inspiration. Also, the white boots that are featured are from Public Desire. They are now completely sold out in white, however they are in red and black and for new season in light pink and blue in faux suede (dreamy!). Click here to shop.

I hope you like the video, please let me know your thoughts on here or my social, I LOVE to know what you think. When I did the Topshop video I got lots of really lovely messages that made my day, so please let me know!! Lots of love, speak soon, Hannah xxxx

 

 

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Getting ready for SS18 with Coconut Lane

Hello! Hope everyone is having a really productive week. Now that the snow has gone and the weather is a little bit warmer I am thinking lets get ready for Spring Summer!

I am currently putting together a SS18 lookbook after I had so many lovely comments for my Topshop Haul. Thank you so much to everyone who watched and gave me feedback it was so lovely to hear. If you haven’t seen the video click here to watch it!

In the mean time I am thinking what accessories will freshen up every day wear so we are all feeling excited about the coming months. I have put together my favourite products from Coconut Lane right now with links so you can shop them now.

https://coconut-lane.com/collections/new-in/products/90s-baby-sweatshirt

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https://coconut-lane.com/collections/make-up-brushes/products/marble-make-up-brush-set

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https://coconut-lane.com/collections/new-in/products/palm-leaf-pin

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https://coconut-lane.com/collections/new-in/products/rose-gold-pen-pack

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https://coconut-lane.com/collections/new-in/products/dinosaur-pin

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Remember, if you use my code “HANNAHAUSTYN20” you can get 20% off at the checkout at Coconut Lane! I love to know your thoughts so drop me a DM on Instagram or comment what your loving and what you have bought.

International Women’s Day!

Do you know what day it is today, the 8th March? Its International Women’s Day! The main colours that are adopted for women’s day is white, purple and green. Why don’t you sport these colours today?

To celebrate this wonderful day,  I have put together a few of my fave inspirational women’s quotes and on my Instagram Story I’ll be sharing a few more. So check it out here.

  1. Love Yourself

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I mean she is a style icon … Love yourself!

 

  1. Dream Big

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Charlotte Tilbury is the ultimate Girl Boss. She’s the make up artist to Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid. If you have a dream to be the next Beyoncé or want to be the next women in space. If you have a dream, dream big and do it.

  1. Be Yourself

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From the legend that is Coco Chanel. It’s so important to be yourself, no one else can be you.

  1. Shine bright (like a diamond…)

 

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Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer and civil rights activist. She was a very inspirational figure and her poems were filled with motivation for women across the globe. Whatever your passion is, shine from within. Ok, now I’m gonna search for Diamonds by Rihanna on Spotify…

 

 

  1. If Beyoncé said it, it must be true (insert sassy emoji here)

 

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In the words of the legend, the one and only Beyoncé; who run the world? Girls! We shouldn’t just be celebrating women on the 8th March but every day! Love and support your favourite ladies every day.

 

If these quotes have inspired you to dream big why don’t you write all your ideas down in this #GirlBoss notebook from Coconut Lane. Click here to take a look! (Remember my code “HANNAHAUSTYN20″ for 20% off at checkout!”

Enjoy your week, speak soon, lots of love xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Your Why?

Good Morning! I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. I am gonna get straight to the point with this blog post.

The inspiration for today’s blog post is Ryan Serhant. If you haven’t seen Million Dollar Listing NY (omg you need to watch it now its like Made in Chelsea meets real estate!) then to sum up he is a real estate sales person in New York that does really well; selling apartments and homes worth millions of dollars.

Ryan posted on Instagram a couple of days ago a clip from his latest vlog (if you want to get into real estate and see what it is really like check it out here) and in the caption he asked his followers “What is your why?”

What is your purpose in life? Why do you do what you do? Why do you go to work? WHY? I think it is so important to know what your why is in life. If you know why you want to do things it will motivate you so much more. Knowing what your why is will give you that passion, determination and drive you need to succeed in whatever it is your doing.

For me, my why is because I want to be successful in everything I do and I don’t want to grow old and have any regrets or think what if I had tried that little bit harder. Or what if I had worked harder? This is the why the drives me to be better everyday.

I know I normally blog about fashion and lifestyle but in the last six months or so motivation and mindset books and vlogs and podcasts have become a real hobby of mine and I really love sharing it with you. That is why I started my success inspiration monthly blog post. I hope that one day I can somehow combine my love of fashion and motivational speaking into a career! While I figure that out have a little think about what is your why. It might just give you a better perspective on your day.

Lots of love and more fashion soon ahha xxx

Topshop Haul: Video

I am really excited to show you all my first Haul! It was really fun making this haul, I do hope you like it. Please message me on social media or comment on my blog your thoughts. I love it when I get messages about the content I create, it makes it all so much more worthwhile.

The video is below and I have added links to all the products featured in the haul as well as similar ones where items have sold out or are unavialable. Oh, of course lots of the pictures will be on my Instagram too! Have a little scroll, speak soon my loves xxx

Panther Bum Bag – Click here 

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Bardot dress – Click here

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Western Shirt – Click here

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Flared Trousers – Click here

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Ivy Park Grey Full Length Leggings – Click here

Also feautured:

Baker Boy Hat in Black – Click here

Topshop Brand Leggings in Grey – Click here

Pastel Tie-up Top (new season version below)

In Sea Green – Click here

In White- Click here

Similar version of Red Jumper (would be amazing with vinyl) – Click here

Black Lace Blazer – unavailable

Similar White Turtleneck – Click here

Fur coat is from Zara, similar one below from Topshop – Click here

Fur Bag in Grey (new season version) – Click here

Similar Leopard Print Skirt (now only £12!) – Click here

*I use affiliate links so I receive a small percentage if an item is bought using the links.

Success Book Review: Think and Grow Rich

Hello! It is that time of the month where I do my success blog post. This time round I am doing another book review for Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Where shall I start with this book? I think it has to be in my top 5 of all time books! It is the best selling success book of all time and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The original version of the book was published in 1937, however, it has been updated and revised for modern day living. You know a book is good when it was written so long ago and is still a key book in success.

So a little brief of the book… the book is sort of a “how to” guide on becoming successful and making money in you field. In each chapter it focuses on a step to riches and uses techniques to use and key attributes to think and grow rich.

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Some people may be cynical and think this book is just for people who are greedy or its not going to work… HOWEVER… you can’t judge a book by its cover! For me personally;  the book was more than a guide on gaining your fortune it taught me a lot about business as well as how important mindset and determination plays a factor in your success. The author, Napoleon Hill interviewed more than five hundred of the most successful people (at the time) to gain the knowledge and methods to gain riches. In the updated version it also contains examples of high achievers in the 21st century including Bill Gates and Michael Jordan.

Overall, this book for me was so inspiring and a fascinating read. I definitely will be reading it again and I cannot recommend it enough. If you want to have a look inside the book click here. You can purchase your own copy by clicking here which will take you to the book on Amazon. (There is quite a few different updated versions; whichever one suits you and your price range!)

I hope you have enjoyed this months edition of success inspiration! Have a lovely rest of the week, stay positive and productive! Until next time, Hannah xx

February Wish List

Hello! Hope everyone is well! I have put together all my favourite finds this month … have a little scroll, there is links to everything. Enjoy your week xxx

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Pull and Bear Striped Culottes
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Pull and Bear Side Stripe Dress 

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Stradivarius Striped Blazer

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Stradivarius Tassel Earrings

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ASOS Polka Dot One Shoulder

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ASOS Oxford Shirt

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French Connection Pink Bag 

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John Lewis hush Santorini Basket Bag

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Topshop Metal Round Sunglasses

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Topshop Bucket Bag 

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