My Night At The National Television Awards


I don’t really know how to write this post. I just took quite a lot of nice photos and went to quite a swank event so I thought that y’know, it would be nice to document it.

So here I am.

Sat on the sofa trying desperately hard to remember all the teeny tiny details from my day in London last week, whilst simultaneously wondering if there’s any sweet, sweet words in the dictionary that could convince Chris to go to Sainsbury’s to buy me a sneaky Diet Coke.

I reckon nah.


Anyway, last Wednesday kickstarted with me pootling off on the train to London and tweeting about a man in my carriage whistling.

Uh huh, because that’s the way to make all your fellow passengers feel jolly and upbeat about the day. Said no-one ever.

After a very brisk swan into River Island (can confirm that the black skirt I tried on made me look a bit like Morticia Adams if Morticia Adams had gone through one heck of a rough patch and had eaten 73 cheeseburgers in a row – not the one) I headed deep into the sex-shop lined streets of Soho to meet my fave bareMinerals gals.

We chatted cats, beauty and Nutella as we munched our way through various plates of salad. Don’t wanna boast but yeah, I ORDERED SALAD. Someone come and give me a high-five please.

Ok, maybe don’t because I washed said salad down with a power juice and a, ahem, Nutella brownie.

My bad. 👀

Anyway, we then headed to their head office so that I could get dolled up ahead of the National Television Awards. Now, I gotta say that actually, I don’t have a single piece of bareMinerals product in my every day make-up bag, or at least I didn’t until last week.

Because now I’m basically one of those men that stand on street corners wearing sandwich boards promoting a sandwich shop that’s hidden down a side alley, except for a beauty brand, because y’know, gotta keep on brand.

My face was lined with Complexion Rescue (shop here) which is kinda like a BB cream, CC cream and tinted moisturiser all rolled into one and honestly, even with my troublesome PCOS chin acne, it gave me a seriously decent level of coverage for every day use whilst feeling as light as moisturiser.



We followed it up with concealer and powder and a light bit of contouring to turn me into a fair-haired Kylie Jenner.

And then did that whole sexy smokey eye thing with a low-key winged eyeliner and balanced it out with a nude lip – for real, Be Free is the one.

And then I got into my Little Black Dress frock (shop here) and posed about in the street whilst people did second-takes because lol who is this woman (I had to use the word woman because that IS what I am, but I wanted to say girl because I don’t feel old enough to be a woman) prancing about and fake laughing in the street.

The shoes I wore were a seriously ancient pair from Stylistpick (does that website still exist – anyone?) which I jazzed up with my princess gem shoe clips from Rainbow Club (shop here).

For real, they have transformed my shoe wardrobe and make me feel like a sassier version of K Middy pretty much every day tbh.

And my hair is ahem, how my hair looks when it’s caked with dry shampoo and was curled about 12 hours earlier. I really did have wild plans to maybe get a blow dry or maybe re-curl it but then scrolling Instagram got the better of me and woah whatcha know got to jump in an Uber to the O2 and omg lol I’m late.

I shared a cab with Hayley to the National Television Awards and as soon as we arrived we were ushered into the VIP suites area and met the Echo Falls team who’d so kindly invited us down.

We ate Oreo cheesecake and drank Echo Falls cocktails topped with passion fruit (quick q – am I the only person in the world who eats all the passion fruit seeds from their cocktail? EH?), and then took our seats for the awards.

The thing you don’t get to see on the TV is how often you’re told to applaud as part of the real life audience. Like, as soon as the show starts back again after an ad break you’ve got to act all mental and WOOO OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD AND I’M SO HAPPY AND EXCITED for the cameras. It’s a weird ol’ world.

Things I learnt: Danny Dyer is a lol drunk and gives top speeches, I need to watch Doctor Foster and I legit have no idea who anyone in Eastenders is anymore.


The whole thing whirled by pretty quick and then I was getting texts from the cab company and it was time to go home.

Despite the fancy opportunities that blogging has given me, legit nothing has made me feel more like I’VE MADE IT AND THIS IS THE HIGH LIFE AND OMG I’M SO HAPPY than getting a car home from Greenwich to Ipswich.


Screw the NTAs, this was the real star of my Wednesday night and I’m not even slightly soz.

I tried to nap but it all got a bit too much for me because a hella lot of sea mist had rolled onto the A12 and it was all a bit scary and all the lorries had pulled over because visibility had dropped to about a metre in front of the car.

My driver was a babe and drove so, so carefully despite the hideous conditions, but it didn’t stop me clawing at the skin on my neck and making repeated yelping noises as I kept forgetting to breathe.

And yes, when I finally rocked up back to Ipswich I woke up Chris to make him hold me and act pleased that I’d made it home in one piece.

He complained that I was cold and rolled away from me. True love, eh?

So yeah, that was my wild Wednesday from start to finish. Bit different to sitting about in my see-through leggings with cats attempting to climb over me.

Anyway, peace out, I’m off to colour in a picture of a castle with my new colouring-in pens. See, told you I wasn’t old enough to be called a woman…P1200077



  • Jess

    You look so beautiful. That strapless dress really suits you!

  • Whattt a night! Makeup, tv and wine? Yes! Also, you look gorgeeeous 🙂

    Sophie x

  • You looked absolutely stunning Hannah. Your makeup was spot on and the hair so gorgeous. x

  • Jessica

    What size did you get your dress in? i love it!!

    j x

  • YOU DIDN’T WATCH DOCTOR FOSTER?? Omg. Babes. Trust me on this one. You gotta watch it.

    (Although watch it with Chris in the room, otherwise you’ll be convinced he’s cheating on you with some random blonde from down the road)

  • I went to the NTA’s with my mum and sister a few years ago – we were quote near the front and my sister was SO excited cause she thought Jack from Eastenders waved at her LOLZ

    You look great! And yes I eat the passionfruit cause its delish! xx

  • Caroline

    3 things:

    1) those shoes! omg… them. Old classics + jazzy clips = GORGEOUS

    2) Calf envy – I always seem to notice that your lower legs look lovely – shapely but with slim ankles. This is a super weird thing to notice, but I do it ALL the time on your pics, so I am fessing up right here. I have hannah g calve (calf? calve? heck knows! I sure don’t!) envy and I bet I ain’t the only one!

    3) Doctor Foster – I agree with the previous comment – get on that, right now! If you liked the drama of making a murderer and serial, then this is a sassy beeb drama that will be right up your street.

  • You look so beautiful, the dress is gorgeous! 🙂
    xo Alessia

  • ruby

    you look amazing xx

  • You look fantastic in that dress. So pleased you had fun – shame about the hairy journey home! x

  • I wish Echo Falls just hosted house parties. Bit of white zinfandel and some TLC – I would be all over that.

    Also you look smokin’ and after your Dior Star recommendation saved my life in a Duty Free in Vancouver airport I’m all over Bare minerals now xxxxx

  • Looks and sounds like you had such an amazing time. And hot damn, that dress is beaut, and you look FIERCE AS HELL. WERQ.

  • Love everything about this look! Hair, makeup, dress, shoes, all perfection; you look stunning <3

  • So so jealous! Looks like you had an amazing time and I love your outfit!
    Aimee |

  • Sounds like you had an amazing time. You look great! Also a salad and a nutella brownie is 100% a balanced diet and if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, you need to remove them from your life. xx

  • It looks like you had such a fun night! That dress is gorgeous on you. 🙂

  • Your hair looks great though, very modern! Also love the dress and nude lippie. Hope you had a blast!

  • Get you! You looked gorgeous x

  • That dress suits you so much.
    Sounds like a top night! xo

  • Caz

    I love your dress Hannah! The Oreo cheesecake sounds amazing too!

    Caz | thisiscaz

  • Chloe marie

    You look so beautiful

  • You look amazing Hannah, that dress and MK+A inspired makeup looks so good!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Looking good Hannah! Looks like you had a lovely time and you definitely need to watch Doctor Foster – it was sooooo good!!

  • oh you bloody beautiful lady

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