hxanou
fashion • food • travel

31 May 2016

WEEK 21


The weeks over and omg has it been a tiring one.

On Wednesday I changed my remaining Euros back into GBP and on Saturday I went to get my glasses fixed while my brother was at the hairdressers. 
His stylist moved salons and this new one does Olaplex which is a hair treatment that, if the word of sponsored blog posts is anything to go by, is a really really so so so nice and cool new treatment for the hair that helps fix your damaged hair.
Im not sure if I am entirely convinced by it but I decided to ask about a possible loose perm while there because my stylist has said she doesnt do that kind and the person I spoke to said she knew what I was talking about and even asked me if the reason I wanted it was because I had seen Guy Tang do it. lol
Let me explain.
I've been trying to explain the idea of a loose perm to my mum for ages but never quite succeeded and so had lost hope until Guy Tang had uploaded a video about 'permanent beach waves perm' which got the idea back in my head. Guy Tang uses Olaplex and is basically the face of it so the chance that the salon owner of a salon that uses Olaplex would understand was higher than a stylist of a salon that doesnt use Olaplex.....I think.
ANyway she took a piece of my hair from the back of my head to perm so I could see what kind of curl she was on about and we are going back next Wednesday to see.

My parents also took the dogs out for a run and dragged me along for some fresh air. It was kinda cool to see the dogs run - they run so fast !? I never knew. 

and that was my week.
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H

25 May 2016

WEEK 20


So, the week is over and I have one hell of a long video as I actually did stuff!!

Monday and Tuesday were pretty much filled with me attempting to pack as little as possible and then changing my mind five billion times.
Wednesday started pretty early- I had to wake up at 3AM 😭😭

I was going to do a Paris recap here but im not sure if ill be doing a blog post on it or not so just to avoid spoilers (lol) here are the time codes for the video. pls watch. its very long but u can just skip to what u want to watch.

Wednesday / 05:01 - 15:56
Travelling to 05:34
Apartment Tour 08:08
Bus Tour 14:49

Thursday / 15:56 - 28:21
Food [ American ] 18:10
Eiffel Tower at night 23:31

Friday / 28:22 - 48:32
Heading up the Eiffel Tower 30:58
Top of the Eiffel Tower 32:16
Food [ Cafe ] 36:25
Leaving 41:21

(let me know if u want any more)
Might do a day by day recap on Dayre so if U dont follow me there u should. Im hxanou. obvs.

Saturday and Sunday were very non eventful days. I have a lot of recovering to do now but...it was so worth it. I had so much fun. Theres still so much that I want to do so Im already trying to recruit people to go with me......
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H

17 May 2016

WEEK 19


While this week hasn't been incredibly eventful, I have done a whole lot more than I intended to.

Tuesday started off pretty slow with me waking up and remembering the game Bloons Tower Defence exists and playing it for a (couple) hours but in the evening my bro asked me to take him to mcdonalds and I am really bad at saying no so I did. We also stopped off at the supermarket to get some food stuff for my mum and petrol from the petrol station for my car. Have you seen petrol prices recently!? I so regret not driving more when prices were lower
On Wednesday I went to Fosse Park with my mum to get colour matched to a foundation I really wanted to get. It was really entertaining listening to the lady try to sell me on it. I also got a new nose stud and a few other items of makeup. I've noticed people have been mentioning 'strobing' recently and when I googled it it just looked like the dewy skin that was popular in sk last year?? i dunno
Later that evening I realised that I had somehow managed to break a band on the bracket and was weighing up the pros and cons of telling my mum and getting it fixed.
#adult

However once I had discovered it it became annoying to me really quickly so I messaged my mum and she sorted out a dentist appointment for me. Thanks mum for doing the phone calls so I don't have to. I also played a whole lot of Bloons TD5. It is such an addicting game.

Didn't do anything worth mentioning on Friday but on Saturday I went into Birmingham for a couple hours with my mother. My only friend. lol. On our way out of the station I saw a crêpe place that I couldn't remember seeing before so we decided the only logical thing to do would be to try one of their crêpes. Very nice. Would recommend. I had Nutella but if you're not into that they also have some really cool savoury options and also other items on the menu like waffles...but like..... crêpes > waffles
ykno.
I love crêpes and pancakes so sos o so much.
Also got some more makeup because what do u mean I should be saving because I am literally going to Paris to shop on Wednesday!???? oh and got fries at five guys because I like fries.
Later on we finally got our Eurossssss!
THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!
I AM GOING BACK TO PARIS!
I WILL LIVE OFF OF CRÊPES AND FRIES FOR THREE WHOLE DAY!!!
# NO RAGRETS!

..
Sunday was a pretty quiet day, I spent the majority of it watching youtube videos.

Everything aside, I have actually been pretty unwell this week. On Thursday it was #MEAwarenessDay and on Sunday it was #BlueSunday so I guess the dip in health was pretty well timed. I know I say this pretty much all the time but, I am really fed up with being unwell. I want to do stuff and I want to be able to do it now.
Right now I don't want to focus on being unwell. Like, yes, this week has been hell. But I have managed to do so much regardless!! +1 vintage Parisian skirt as a reward for me ty.

I really hope you had a good week!
Oh and Leicester won some football thing so....GO FOXES!!!! 
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H

10 May 2016

WEEK 18



I've been pretty unwell this week so I haven't done or filmed much and this time I actually have an excuse!

Tuesday evening I bit the bullet and decided to get a laptop. I have a bad habit of buying things on a whim when I feel extra unwell. Literally every big purchase I've made except for my car have been because 'I'm unwell and that makes me sad so now I have to buy something'.

On Wednesday I finally went to the dentist and got the piece of wire that had been sticking in my gum since last Thursday cut off. Instant relief. I also went to the garden centre with my mum and grandma and filmed a lot of the sky.

I didn't do much on Thursday except for watch youtube videos and go vote. Yay I'm an adult. I also watched Master Chef.

Friday I went to the vets with my mum for Missies checkup (she's doing OK!). I really wasn't feeling very well so it wasn't the best of ideas but I wanted to go..so I did. I also watched the finale of Master Chef. Good show. The right person won.

Saturday we had a thunder storm and I started watching my third new tv show this week. Every show is on a break which is really bad timing because I really needed stuff to occupy my time without taking up much brain power.

and last but not least on Sunday I decided which makeup I'm going to take to Paris and ended up going on a tangent about primers and sorry not sorry I left it in the video because with it the length was 20:20 and I didn't want to spoil that.

I still feel really unwell and had a couple of really bad nights during the week so haven't really felt like filming much or editing or writing or any of this really. I really had to force myself to sit down and edit- which, surprisingly, I haven't had to do before. I have a lot to think about.

Hope you had a good week!
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H

4 May 2016

WEEK 17


This weeks video is a up a little later than usual due to me feeling unwell. Oh the human body. So unreliable. Don't we just love it.

I had only one thing planned this week and that one thing was happening on Saturday so on the days leading up to it I did the bare minimum while also filming as little as possible so that even if I filmed too much the video wouldn't end up being as long as they have been recently. Lets be honest, I have been filming way too much. No one wants to sit and watch a 40 minute video. Its okay, I don't either. I don't even proof watch them when they're that long....

Okay so this week, what actually happened?

On Monday I watched the new episode of Bobs Burgers and The Simpsons, got an Amazon delivery and ate a lot of pringles.

On Tuesday I ate a lot of pringles, watched some tv shows, attempted and succeeded in finding some things I was looking for (and lots more) and had a bag that I had ordered from Top Shop arrive / picked up by my mum at the store and given to me once she got home >.>

My replacement phone from O2 arrived on Wednesday and I was v surprised to find out that it was gold....not white. But at the end of the day I was just happy to have my phone back ykno. I missed it! #android4lyf #writingthisonanapplecomp
I also accompanied my parents to Macro aka the home of bulk things and got some pringles and water and cola. Then when I got home I continued restoring my phone.

On Thursday I had the dentist and after that I had to get my train tickets for Saturday from the train station and pick up a few items from a few shops at Fosse Park and when I got home I finally decided on an outfit for Saturday.
If I hadn't already told you I would have hoped that you would have figured out that this whole week was focused around Saturday. Look, when you have limited spoons you have to ration accordingly. Sometimes that means having terribly boring days/weeks leading up to one exciting/ fun day.

Friday was a day filled with pringles eating and Lucifer watching. I still don't really like that tv show but my mum recommended it to me so I feel like I should watch it. Later on I started editing the weekly vlog / procrastinating curling my hair. I found myself on Shanes channel at like 11pm watching videos just because I didn't want to curl my hair.
I did eventually curl my hair.

Saturday was the day of #NWmeet 2.0 in Liverpool and I had to wake up at 5:30am in to be ready for my train at 7:40 😭😭 Curling my hair the night before really helped with time management.
The journey to Liverpool wasn't too bad, I experience travel sickness on a train for the first time. That was fun.
I have lots to write about #NWmeet so I will probably be writing a separate post about it but for now lets just say that Katy did a great job and I had a really good time!
Journey home was less fun.

Sunday was.. well.. I watched the final episode of Lucifer Season 1 and spent a lot of time in bed with the dogs / planning my instagram photos.

Overall I would say that this week was a success. Although I may not be feeling great right now- going to Liverpool by myself, to an event where I knew barely anyone and actually socialising at said event. Thats a pretty big success on the become more independent goal. Also the amount of pringles consumed this week was shameful.

I hope you had a good week!
Please look out for my #NWmeet post that should be up within the next week or two (hopefully!)
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H

26 Apr 2016

WEEK 16



This week hasn't been a very good one. Its been filled with disappointment and unwell-ness (is that a word?) but i'm still gonna do this so lets get started.

Monday was completely uneventful. On Tuesday I started the day off by breaking the screen on my phone and then spent a good couple hours trying to figure out how to back it up. I then filmed a video and started editing it and went to go see a friend. Very eventful compared to the day before. Wednesday was a lazy day and Thursday did not turn out how I expected it to at all. Instead of other plans I ended up meeting a friend after the sun had set and getting some things from the shop for my parents #best daughter ever
My friend and I got each other the same easter gift. How strange.

I didn't sleep at all during the night so on Friday after my parents had gone to work and my phone had been picked up to go to the phone hospital I had a little four hour nap before slowly getting ready to take Missie to the vets. She's really old and it sucks.
I felt really unwell on Saturday so I spent the majority of it in bed half awake half napping and spent an unusual amount on Twitter. Katy had tweeted that there were spaces for the #NWmeet thats happening next Saturday in Liverpool and I did what I always do when I feel unwell and made plans!
I booked train tickets and everything!!
I'm really excited even though I don't know who else is going.
While figuring out which trains I was going to take and booking them I started a poll on twitter asking if I should go and get some chicken nuggets and the end result was : YES.
So we went and got lots of chicken nuggets to share.

On Sunday I dragged my mum out to the shops because I wanted to get some things but didn't want to drive and for some reason forgot my camera and forgot to film. Not the worst thing in the world to happen though. Both of the things I wanted to get were out of stock and I went home and cried.. well.. not cried. Just stared at the online delivery fee convincing myself that £4 delivery for a £4 item its toooooo bad... 😒😒
I also attempted to look for something but stressed myself out so much before it wasn't where I thought it was. It was kinda ridiculous really. I had to leave my room in a dramatic Jeremy-Kyle-Guest-Leaving-The-Stage-In-The-Middle-Of-An-Arguement way because all the air had gone and I couldn't breath :')

what is my life.

If you're going to the #NWmeet pls let me know !!
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H
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