Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pure Zen


The title of today's post seems appropriate, 'Pure Zen' epitomizes how I've been feeling all week long. 
Calm, content and serene. 
I'd even go as far as saying this is the best I've felt throughout my pregnancy.

It's also paying a little homage to my new lipstick love, Pure Zen by MAC
I find nude-toned lipsticks particularly suit my complexion, and as I've always favored a natural make-up look, they are a safe choice for me.
It may sound ridiculous, but I honestly think I was meant to own this. I popped into MAC one lunchtime specifically for this shade, and out of the thousands of lipsticks all perfectly lined up, this was the first one I reached for. 
If there was such a thing as 'lipstick destiny', I think this was it! 

Pure Zen is sightlier peachy toned version of my usual go-to, Hue. Cream Sheen formulas are my favorite offerings from MACs lipstick collection; I find them creamy upon application, long lasting and they don't tend to cause dry lips. 
I think I'll always love my nudes.  I know they aren't particularly adventurous or Autumnal as such, but anything pinky or peachy-nude and I find it terribly hard to resist. I can certainly say with confidence that this one wont be leaving my daily-make-up bag for the foreseeable future.

(Check out the dimples... I'm sure they've grown?! They seem to be looking very prominent indeed...)

I'm afraid my outfit is somewhat 'last season' this week...
Coat- Anthropoligie last winter
Spotty shirt- Urban Outfitters last summer


I know last week, I ranted about how I was loving my autumnal nail polishes, but as you may have guessed from the above, I'm never one to shy away from a gorgeous classic nude shade and nails are certainly no exception.
Ballet Shoes by Essie being my current preference. You can't beat an autumn pastel shade, and I thought it went rather well with my coat and lipstick of choice. Although you definitely need to apply two coats to get a good color pay off, I think it's worth it, what a beautiful shade.



This week has seen me mainly tucked away in a cozy corner with a cuppa, writing the script for my 'Draw my Life' video for my youtube channel. Oh boy, has it been hard work!
It turns our condensing almost 25 years into a 10 minute into a narrative script is a terribly difficult task, which has ended up taking hours. I wish I was exaggerating, but unfortunately, I'm not.

So, I exhausted myself with that this weekend, drafting the cartoons until the early hours, and filming the final thing. I couldn't have done it without the husbands help and encouragement, he put up with a alot of preggo tantrums this weekend (you can even see a mini one at the end of my latest pregnancy update video)... Bless him, he deserves a medal.

Finally, I suppose there's no need to say really that I have been ferociously 'pinning'. Seriously, my Pinterest addiction has grown, I'm not quite sure how I'm ever getting any kind of real work done! This week I've been obsessing over my Autumn board, and have created a Wish list, Home and Beauty board too.

How have your weeks been? Have you tried Pure Zen before? Are you excited about my 'Draw my Life' video?

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22 comments:

  1. I have wanted this colour for a while now, as a lover of both Hue and Shy Girl, I think it would be a great one to add to my collection. looks so pretty on you x

    Jo ♥ | A Little Pop Of Coral

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    1. oooooh i love shy girl too :) great taste! x

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  2. Just found your blog because we have the same name! I didn't think there were any other Hannah Maggs'

    http://lloue.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This looks great on you. I have a slight fear of nudes. Being as pale as I am they often make me look ill and I am test to find my perfect one.

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    1. you should definitely take a little trip to mac and ask one of the artists, you'll find something you love I'm sure :) x

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  4. I'm totally the opposite. If it's bright fuchsia or bright red, I immediately reach for it! I wouldn't recognize myself in nude lipstick. :) But that's why it's so great that they make all colors! (And it looks great on you.)

    Shani x
    http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com

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    1. hehe, i do enjoy a brighter lip for an evening out :) x

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  5. I've never tried Pure Zen as I always thought nudes don't suit me, but it is a really pretty colour! love your outfit, looking beautiful as always!

    xx

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    1. i think so many people think nudes don't suit them, I'm sure with the right blush combination you'd find one you liked :) x

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  6. U definitely look lovely hun!! That lipstick really suits you and YES ur dimples are much more pronounced now!! Cant wait to watch your Draw my Life video!! xxx

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  7. Nude colours just don't suit me, such a shame because I think they look great on everyone else!

    Donna
    www.thelondonmum.me

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  8. I've just started watching your Youtube videos and reading your blog and I love them both! Your so bubbly and down to earth! The lipstick is gorgeous and really suits you! Looking forward to your draw my life video :) Abbie xx

    www.abeautifuldelight.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you Abbie, what a lovely comment :) I had no idea what a big project draw my life was going to be before i started it haha xx

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  9. Added this lipstick to my wish list!

    http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk x

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  10. I love my nudes aswell! Last month I finally found my perfect nude lippy from MAC - it's called 'Honey Love' not to light /dark/pink it was pefect! I'm so jealous of your coat I really want it :( I've been going through your blog loads this morning haha I'm in love with it!

    apinchofshaz.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. oooh I'll have to check out Mac Honey love, thanks for the recommendation :) aw, thank you I'm so glad you like it :) I've been having a nosey at yours too :) xx

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  11. Great shirt and bun combo ;-)

    You look fantastic Hun! Xx

    Lucie & The Bump

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  12. I want to steal that coat! So cute on you :)

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  13. You are seriously so radiant, ahhh just put the nail varnish and the lipstick on my wishlist, cant wait to go make up shopping now. i also find that neutral shades suit my complexion more :)

    Love Em x
    emtalks.co.uk

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