I’ve rewritten this post from it’s original format many times, because it keeps coming across as “woe is me” and that’s just not me at all. I started 2017 with such high hopes for this blog, for my life, for everything. I was hyper organized, losing weight, doing well at work. And then 2017 hit me like a tonne of shit. It started with a cancer diagnosis. Not mine, or my partners, but one of the most important people in my life. Treatable, yes, but terrifying. I started to become angry. How could this happen to this…

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When I relaunched my blog, I knew I wanted to be well equipped enough to make the most of my corner of the Internet. I spent days scouring the Internet for tips and tricks to make sure that I had all the information I could on how to build and grow Hannah Dolled Up, and have narrowed the massive troves of information down to my 10 favourite online resources. Photography 1. Picmonkey. Picmonkey is a fantastic online photo editing website. There’s far less scope that paid-for programmes like Photoshop, but for the average blogger, it’s got everything that you could…

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During my Christmas sales haul, I definitely made the most of the knocked down Christmas beauty bundles at Debenhams and Selfridges. As well as the beautiful MUFE kit that I got, I picked up a cute little Bare Minerals kit, containing an eyeshadow, a lipgloss and the Bare Minerals Miracle Veil Illuminating Finishing Powder. I didn’t pick up this kit for anything in particular, I just wanted to try the brand a bit more, so I didn’t really have any thoughts towards the Miracle Veil, but I was excited to try it nonetheless! I’ve never really used a “finishing powder”,…

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Does anyone else feel like Max Factor is one of those brands that consistently comes out with good, solid products, but it doesn’t get much airtime in the blogging community? I got this little beauty in a box of free goodies after spending £15 (ish?) on Max Factor, just after Christmas. I had previously tried a wimpy little sample of it, and couldn’t remember if I enjoyed it, so when I saw the full size was on offer in the goodie box, I chucked a bunch of stuff in my basket to hit the mark. The Max Factor Facefinity primer…

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I have never been one to brave the Boxing Days Sales in town, so when this Boxing Day rolled around, I snuggled up on my boyfriend’s office chair and browsed and perused to see what I could get. One of the steals of my haul was this Make Up For Ever Artistic Essentials kit. I’ve never owned anything from MUFE, and so in my head the brand screams absolutely luxury. When I saw this kit on sale for just £21 (!!) it was straight in my basket. Because I’ve never tried anything from there, it would be daft of me…

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