Saturday, 29 November 2014

Benefit Christmas Blush & Bronze Palette

From top to bottom: Sugarbomb (all colours mixed), Balabamba, Dandelion, Rockateur, Coralista and Hoola

Hello again!
This is a palette i got a few weeks ago for my birthday, but it's part Benefit's Christmas release of palettes and oh my gosh it is the coolest palette ever!! It contains six different shades, five of which are blushers and one is Hoola, their best selling bronzer. On the top photo going clockwise, we have Dandelion, Balabamba, Sugarbomb, Rockateur, Coralista and finally Hoola. This also comes with a small sample of Watts Up their creamy highlighter that I love putting on my brow bone for that little extra glimmer with an almost pinkish hue, which suits my complexion quite well but is also blendable enough that it could become quite sheer if only a little was used!
All the blushes are quite sheer, but they're buildable and they're all shades that suit pretty much everyone and the variability in this palette means that there's definitely something for every single look that you want! I love mixing some Rockateur up with some red lipstick for a night out, or only lightly adding some dandelion to perk up my cheeks when it's cold out!
My love for benefit is pretty much unconditional, I love their packaging, all the staff are always so personable and friendly, and they just seem to have a laid back atmosphere that brands like MAC don't quite seem to have! There's no faffing around with this palette, the packaging is cute, but the pans of make up are as big as the real deal so you get your moneys worth and about three times more, as this palette was only £30!
Buy it for someone you love at christmas, or just go straight ahead and buy it for yourself, but if you are looking for a place to head into the foray of blushers, this is the place to start yourself off!
(I have a feeling this palette may only be available from their Carnaby Street flagship store, as I've never seen it available anywhere else, so if so, why not plan that London shopping trip now, eh?)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

5 Ways to Make a Bad Day Better

I sometimes find it hard to stay as positive as I'd like to be, and especially so since I've moved out of home and have to rely on myself even more. Without constantly having a parent around, I've had to find other ways to fill my time, and when you're not feeling that great it's quite hard to want to do anything other than lay in your bed.

  1. Get outside and just walk/run. Don't plan on doing anything just take a walk of about 30 minutes or so, and listen to some music while you're at it. Personally I enjoy running, because you just get into this mindset of running and nothing else can really trouble you while you're doing it! I also normally feel super productive after a run too as it really wakes you up for doing anything else!
  2. Choose a beautiful place, like a beach, a local park, somewhere with a view, and sit there for a while, maybe take some food and just look around. Coffee shops are also good places to do this, especially to people watch.
  3. Work on a hobby, or find something that you enjoy doing by yourself, e.g blogging, or shopping, or writing, photography, art, sport, the list is endless! If you feel like you don't have a hobby, start looking for something wether it be nerdy or sporty or arty there is always something out there for someone! I used to think I found nothing interesting, until I got into blogging and writing, and the fruitition of that was this blog and writing reviews for my friend's blog thnksfrthrvw which has helped me turn my passion to music into something even more.
  4. Send a friend a message to meet up, no matter how down you feel someone will be there to help you/spend time with you, even if it's just to take your mind of it, which is sometimes all people need!
  5. lastly, have a pamper yourself day! Stay in, watch some netflix, make yourself a really extravagant meal and go all out, have a desert too if you can! Honestly, paint your nails, give yourself a full facial, and a lovely long bubble bath with some lush products, and that's guaranteed to lift your mood!

I hope this ideas help you, they aren't life changing but after a rubbish day at school/uni/work these have helped me massively! Keeping happy is all mental, but that doesn't mean some physical things can help!
Thanks for reading! 
Megan xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Wishlist #2

It couldn't be helped, there's so many new clothes, shoes & accessories coming out for the winter season lately that I can't resist wanting to buy so much of it! I love winter clothing, and I never seem to have enough, so while I've been scouting here's a few of my top picks from various brands...

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Right Column:

Didn't realise how much stuff I actually was keeping tabs on until I started making this haha! 

The scarf from Asos could have been any one of about 20, I absolutely adore Asos' knitwear section this time of year and I can guarantee at least one item from it will be mine by the time the year is out. (I already own so many scarves, another won't hurt, right??)
The kimono I thought was a little different while also being very autumnal, and I love Drop Dead pretty much unconditionally, or it would be, if my bank account was bottomless.
All the other items are from just being nosy around on different stores and they really caught my eye and I've been praying for them to magically appear in my room, but alas, not yet.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed my picks!
Megan xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Friday Catch Up #2

Another couple of weeks have passed and now we're well and truly into November, I'd thought I'd post a quick one about what I've been up to recently.

Clockwise from top:
Picture of Flyte from when I saw them at Oslo on Tuesday
Setlist from the same gig
View from the top of Primrose Hill on November 5th, saw fireworks from all over London!
Luke and I from when we went out last Thursday to celebrate halloween with our dodgeball team!

Hope you've had a good past couple of weeks!
Megan xx
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