Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October

Breast Cancer Awareness month, October ’13
Hi beauts, 
                so a bit of a different post here today, it’s only going to be brief however still crucially important and very close to my heart! For nearly every one of you reading this blogpost breast cancer will have affected you in someway throughout your life, whether this be yourself, a friend or family member. 
However there is hope, so much positive research has taken place over the past few years and survival rates are improving. This is hugely down to ladies and girls becoming more aware due to massive campaigns and also teaching which is now implemented within education. 
It is crucial that you know how to check yourself and are familiar with what is normal for you so that early detection can be diagnosed; this highly increases the chance of recovery. You should ideally be checking yourself weekly and learn to make it as part of your routine. 
Throughout the whole of October there has been so many campaigns and merchandise available to help raise awareness. This year was no different. ‘Ticked Pink’ items and similar are available for everyone from ‘pink’ socks at Asda to makeup compacts at high-end brands. Something for everyones budget.
However something for free which everyone enjoys wearing, similar to the memorial poppies or the red noses for comic relief Breast Cancer Awareness has the pink ribbon to signify there cause. This is now becoming recognised over the past few years and definitely one that most people even the boys wouldn’t mind pinning to there coat or bags. 
It cost nothing to show your support and if you doing this helps one lady to think about getting checked then it was a million times worth it. 

The pink ribbon above I have seen in both Debenhams and Boots stores, it is absolutely fabulous to see such big chain stores showing there support. You can find these ribbons on the Estee Lauder and Clinque counters as well as many more Imagine, being the last week in Octover I ask you if your popping by to nip in and pick up your own gorgeous ribbon! It also comes with a little booklet. This shows the beauty brands undetr Estee Lauders beauty family who are showing their support aswell as some statistics, which always hits home when you have something like this in front of your face. No running away people!

More important;y though it definds eight ways to defeat breast cancer.
1. Examine your breasts regularly and report any changes to your physician. 
2. See your doctor regularly for breast examinations in your 20s and 30s.
3. Get annual mammograms at 40, or earlier if you are high-risk. 
4. Eat fibre and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.
5. Maintain a healthy weight. Extra weight means extra risk. 
6. Limit your alcohol intake.
7. Do not smoke, and quit if you do. 
8. Get at least 45 minutes of physical activity daily.

If you want to find out more you can check out or tweet/instagram using the hashtag #BCAStrength to show your support and talk to other people. Go say hi people! 

Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this post it means a lot. Remember to look after yourself, family and friends girlies. 

Love and Smiles, 
Hannah xx
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35 Random Questions Tag!

Hello my beauts 🙂
Ok, so i know this post is a little different from the ones i normally post on here but it looks fun 
and i have such a busy week on so i though this would be a quick little post for you to get to 
know a little bit more about me till the next proper post! This tage came from  Lucy Loves…. go 
check her blog out please x
1.Do you have a middle name? 
Nope, this really bugged me when i was little i always wondered why i never got one however
it seems to be a thing in my family where we don’t have a middle name. Although  i much 
prefer it now, it’s much quicker when filling in forms etc and things online 🙂
2. What was your favourite subject in school? 
Hmmm, in my old school i loved cookery class, we did practical every two weeks which 
was so much fun. Then when i changed highschool i would probably say graphic design and 
P.E. but ONLY when it was swimming or babminton haha.

3. What’s your favourite drink? 
Well, soft drink wise i would say still vimto or water this is all i drink. (i’m not a hot drink 
kinda girl apart from the odd hot chocolate twice a year when i’m cold). Naughty boozy drink 
wise i would say i’m partial to baileys or strawberry daquiri cocktail.
4. Favourite song at the moment?
I love so much music, but am liking the jessie ware album at the moment. 
 5. What would you name your children? 
This would be telling haha, but i have names lined up for both a boy and a giril just incase, 
there personal and take after preciuos family member. Just incase your wondering they will 
have MIDDLE NAMES haha. 
 6. Do you participate in any sports? 
I like swimming this is all i can do at the moment apart from lots of walking 😀 
 7. Favourite Book? 
Bloomin’ Ek i don’t have a fave, but i do like design books buildings, creative textiles and 
interiors etc.
8. Favourite Colour? 
White, technically not a colour i know but still it’s so fresh looking. Apart from that peach or 
mint green.
 9. Favourite Animal?
 A dolphin, always has been really especially since swimming with them. Or cheeky orangutans 

*woo look at me me haha most amazing feeling 
being pushed along by the dolphins in the dominican!*
 10. Favourite perfume? 
Splurge: Valentina by Valentino and Save: Zara Black (such a bargain and gorgeous, go and 
try it)
 11. Favourite holiday? 
Trips to wales with my familly were my favourite holiday out of everything when i was little. In 
the last few years with my Bf i would say Barcelona such an amazing city.
 12. Have you graduated High School? 
Yes, in England this is 16years old. For me this was 2005, geez sounds so long ago!
 13. Have you been out of the Country? 
Yes, lots of time is my favourite thing to do. 
 14. Do you speak any other Languages? 
Bit of Spanish and French….really want to get on with learning more Spanish.
 15. Do you have any siblings? 
Yes, i have one big brother and an angel baby sibling up in the sky <3 
 16. What’s your favourite store? 
Tough question, this changes between seasons haha. I love BOOTS never disappointed in 
there.  I also love several little boutique shops rather than massive chain stores.
 17. Favourite Restaurant? 
I’m partial to a cheeky Frankie & Benny’s….but any italian i love.
 18. Did you like school? 
Yes i guess haha…much prefered college…
 19. Favourite Movie? 
I love Blue Crush, Beauty and the Beast and the Fast and Furious films 🙂
 20. Favourite TV show? 
Hmm i don’t watch too much telly, but i like grand design and creative real life programs like 
that etc
 21. Pc or Mac? 
Both, well Sony laptop really not a pc. However i do love my MacBook Air
 22. What phone do you have?
The Samsung Galaxy S2 
 23. How tall are you? 
I think I’m either 5″5 – 5″6 ( i’m going to check this out haha)
24. What do you order at Starbucks? 
A strawberrys and cream Frapp or hotchoc if i’m feeling that way.
 25. One thing in your closet you cannot live without? 
My lipbalm and slippers!
 26. What’s one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
Ha, like i’m going to let that secret out…become one of my besties and you might just find out. 
 27. Name one thing you want to do before you die… 
Have a nice little family and go to Calafornia
 28. What’s one food you cannot live without? 
 29. What quote/phrase do you live by? 
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living 
every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
30. What’s your most listened to song on iTunes?
Enrique Iglesias –  Heartbeat
31. What kind of style would you define yourself as having? 
I’m a bit of a dip into allsorts, but when out of work, chic with an edgey twist Ha!
32. Favourite number?
 33. Two Hobbies? 
Travel (anywhere, everywhere and every few months) and …….Beauty!
 34. Two Pet Peeves? 
Hearing people eat :'( this really gets to me! and umm germs, people not handwashing. 
35. Guilty Pleasures? 
Sundays, getting up having a shower, putting clean pj’s back on and staying in them ALL 
day! Also chicken dippers and smiley faces, still so yum!
So my beautiful readers i hope you’ve enjoyed this little two minute read, please tag yourself 
if you also want to take part, i tag the follow people.  
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Love and Smiles, 
Hannah xx
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