Monday, 30 March 2015

LUSH - Roots Hair Treatment

I definitely seem to be reviewing far too many Lush products on here recently, but I seem to also be spending far too much money whenever I enter a Lush store. I can't help it, it always just looks for too nice and honestly I don't think I've tried a product from there that I don't like.
Roots is a 'hair treatment' and every time I went in and looked at it, which was several as I couldn't decide wether to purchase or not for a long time, I got a new description of what it what do for my hair.
The box says that it is for thin hair, but the assistance also told me it's good for hair loss, thickening and growth! So a pretty impressive tub of wonders for sure.

I've held off on this review so that I could get in a good few uses of it before I made up my mind,in the pictures that shows two uses of the pot, which I think is really quite impressive as I'm definitely going to be getting my money's worth out of this in the end! The product itself is of very thick consistency, and feels a bit like a very heavy moisturiser. It smells gloriously minty, and gives a tingly sensation when on your scalp when applied which is really refreshing, especially if you massage it in for a couple of minutes too! 

Overall I've definitely noticed that my hair has grown a lot quicker between my last root dye than the one before that. My roots are currently very noticeable, as you can see from the picture above, and I'm glad to be having my hair done this week! After application you can definitely feel a difference in the hair that has had this on, and it feels silky smooth and a lot healthier, and it feels so so lovely afterwards!5
When I apply this, I just scoop out some and massage it onto my roots and scalp and some of the hair around. I don't go too far down my hair, as I'd probably end up using way too much product doing my whole head, and after all this is targeted at the roots! I leave it on for as long as I can, up to an hour if it's possible and then wash it out in the shower and follow my normal routine!
Have you ever used any lush treatments?

Megan x

Friday, 27 March 2015

Friday Catch Up #7

Aw man, here I am writing this and I have just finished my second term of university, and I'm heading home in two days to start some hardcore revision for my exams in May! I cannot believe this time has gone this quickly, and I had a brilliant night last night at a club night called Uprawr and the Purple Turtle in Camden. The music is so good there, and 3 Fall Out Boy songs were played!!! This of course made me very very happy. 

Also, sadly I have lost my phone so I don't have that many pictures (sad times), so I don't have that much to share this week in terms of photos! I've been quite busy, but I am really looking forward to going home and seeing all my friends!! And also getting a hair cut, good god my split ends are so bad right now.

Big exciting thing  that happened recently, my dad and step-mum visited and we went to see The Commitments, which was a super great musical, all the acting and singing was spot on, and it's so different to everything else that I've seen at the West End. Definitely would recommend! Apart from that I've just been doing uni work, haven't had chance to do any outfit posts which is sad, but I'm hoping when I'm at home I'll be able to get a load and hopefully look more into getting a new camera which is really exciting, as my current one is quite old and I'd love to be able to take higher quality photos for both this blog and for my uni work!
Anyway, I did take a load of photos of recent beauty stuff I bought, but I want to swatch it all properly first as I hate it when I go to a review post and there isn't a swatch of something either on someone's arm if it's eyeshadow or on the lips if it's lipstick! So yup, I'll get around to that when I have some good lighting again!
Whew, that's a lot of personal crap unloaded just there, hope you don't mind! Have a good weekend!
Megan xx

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Copenhagen Aquarium

Photos: Megan Williams & Luke Barrett
One last final Copenhagen post despite it being so long since I was even there, but I just rediscovered these photos lurking around in iPhoto so thought I'd share! This was one of my last days in Denmark, and we went to the National Aquarium, which was recently built and it was absolutely fantastic in architecture and design, despite a few tanks that did seem a little bit too small.
(the pic above was a projection on the entrance foyer, how cool is that???)

The aquarium was actually split up into loads of different areas, from reefs, to swamps, caves and even a little rainforest section with piranhas and tropical birds. Outside there were also sea otters and also puffins, who all happened to be hiding the whole time I was near the enclosure! Very sad.
All displays were in a range of languages, and although it wasn't that informative about a lot of the fish, there was a lot of kid stuff to keep the little ones (of which there were many) entertained. I can't remember exact figures, but there was a hell of a lot of fish within the one building.

Posing in the rainforest bit near the end of the day when it was super empty so I didn't feel too judged by people.
Scarf: Missguided
Jumper: Vintage (remember Republic?? vintage rack goodness)
Jeans: River Island
Shoes: Fat Face

Monday, 23 March 2015

5 Spring Songs To Get You in the Mood

Feeling Springy yet? No? Let me give you a little hand...

First up, some Temples whose sounds is so spot on summer that I thought we'd kick off a spring playlist with some, just so you're even more in the mood. It kicks straight in to that awesome melody and it reminds me of festivals and although it's not quite summer right yet, this can make spring feel like it is.

Next up is Pelican, one of my favourites from The Maccabee's newer album, great driving music, great chill out music, great music to listen to while you're just having a good time.

I'm seeing the Wombats next month after so many years of waiting for them to come of their sort of hiatus, and I'm not at all disappointed by the music they've been bringing out, this being my personal favourite. I'm looking forward to playing this loudly while driving when I go back home!

Learn to Fly by the Foos is an instant classic, and as I'm volunteering at Glasto this year I thought I'd pop this in for another little bit of summery vibes, and you can't go wrong with a song as upbeat as this to get you into the springtime vibe.

Frank Turner is the love of my life, it's no secret, and this song is one that makes me feel a lot happier than before I listened to it. Really cheerful, get up and go kinda stuff. Nothing beats a bit of Frank when you want to be passionate about something.

Haim are such a good band, and it's great to see some all girl bands being so successful (song with Calvin Harris? hell. yes.). I think this was the first song I heard by them, but the whole album gets me in a great mood for some spring cleaning or revision (hah)

Lianne La Havas supported Bombay Bicycle Club about 3 years ago when I saw them in Plymouth, and although I never really listened to her back then, I love her voice, and how unique everything she does sounds compared to a lot else there. Really chilled.

Echosmith are an awesome, up and coming band that made it big with this happy little song which reminds me of other stuff but I really can't remember what? I love the whole album that this is off too.

Fall Out Boy wrote a song about dancing like Uma Therman and you didn't expect me to include it in my list?? As if.

Superfood is awesome. This song is awesome.  Cool.

I feel like the words 'chill' were used far too much in this, and I apologise, but seriously, Spring is great for chilling out with your friends while getting hyped for dem exams and then summer woo!!
Hope you like.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Sun & Skirts

Loved this skirt from the moment I saw it in the Topshop sale back at christmas I knew that it needed a place in my wardrobe. I'd never looked at maxi skirts much, as I've always been wary of anything below mini skirts and shorts. However, I think this skirt just flows so nicely and it's an actual joy to wear, apart from turning into a massive pain when there's any sign of wind. This is quite an old outfit, as you can see it was before my hair got attacked by the pinks and purples. Unfortunately the weather isn't that nice anymore, typical.

Crop - Drop Dead
Jumper -UNIF
Skirt- Topshop
Shoes - Vagabond

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Notes Coffee House

As always I'm on the hunt for a new place to go that's different and not a pret a manger. This little hidden gem of a coffee shop is just off Trafalgar Square, and on the way towards Leicester Square. Inside is quite bare, with a lot of the plumbing and lighting wires on show, yet still with quite an elegant touch to the furnishings. The only problem is that seats are quite limited, but there's always the takeaway option!
Obviously the coffee is amazing, and although quite pricey, the cakes are absolutely to die for, and it's worth it just for that. (get the carrot cake, it's awesome)
Apologies for lack of updates that may occur soon, I misplaced my phone the other day so now only have an old brick phone, so I'll have fewer spontaneous pictures! Hopefully all will be sorted soon!
Megan x

Monday, 16 March 2015

A Day At Brick Lane

The other day, armed with my trusty camera, I head to the Brick Lane and ate a whole lot of superb Mexican food...

God damn this place was amazing. Brick Lane itself has always been a bustling place to purchase vintage clothing (of which I did not buy any at all), and it's also well renown for shops such as Rough Trade East, and it's obscenely large number of Indian restaurants.
However, defying all of the general expectations, my friend and I instead went to this quirky looking restaurant called DF/Mexico. It's quite small, and we sat on one of those large communal tables which gave it a really nice open plan feel. You order similarly to how you would at Nando's, and your food is then delivered to your table really quickly. My favourite and definitely the most unique thing about this place was the choice of refillable drinks that included your usual suspects of coke, sprite etc but there were three unusuals:
Horchata, Hibiscus and Lime & Chia.
I, of course, made it my mission to try all three, and although I found some of them quite overpowering (horchata I'm looking at you) they were all definitely worth the price considering they were unlimited refills! 
Anyway, onto the food: It was good. I had the veggie tacos option, got food everywhere and enjoyed every single second of it. Chilli chips were gorgeous, and my friend ordered a side of their sweetcorn which also tasted like it was made in heaven.
Need I say more? You need to eat here right now.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Having Greenery Around

On Valentine's Day (I know, ages ago) Luke and I took a trip to our local garden centre in Camden and had a little walk around looking at loads of different plants, from flowers to shrubs to cacti. It actually got me thinking, especially a couple of weeks later and now a proud owner of my own cactus, that it really does make a difference having a plant in the room. Here are a few of my thoughts:

They make every room look nicer
As I currently live in quite a small student room, having a cactus in my window, to me, definitely makes the place feel more homely and attractive. I've placed it in a white flower pot with little hearts around the top and it makes my windowsill look so much more attractive (and hides all the mould hiding around it)

Adds more colour
again, poorly decorated white walled room with curtains that look like they were taken from a vintage store jumper, but like, a really bad jumper. Therefore this adds a lovely little pop of green and makes everything else look a bit less nasty.

You have to look after it
Probably not a plus for some people, but for me, I really like the knowledge that I'm looking after something, even if it is a cactus that requires looking after every 3 months or so. It's nice to be able to check up on it and see how it's grown over the period that you've owned it. Obviously flowering plants are much more substantial showers of growth so a purchase of one of those might be better next time. However, I thought I'd get myself into looking after plants slowly to begin with!

It can be a substitute pet
Bit of a weird one maybe, but as I'm used to always having pets, not having one know feels pretty weird I have to say. Therefore, having something else living and breathing, albeit not moving, is still pretty comforting nonetheless. Is this really strange? I don't care.

What do you think? Could you for man absurd attachment to a plant like I seem to have? Give it a try!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


These photos were taken in the garden surrounding Louisiana, and the wooden bridge I'm stood on was, yes, an art installation, that led to a little trail through some bamboo thickets to yet more sculptures. I swear, this place was like a spiritual journey, it was absolutely breathtaking.
This scarf has been my life saver this winter, it's mahoooosive and so cuddly and warm.
I admit the dress was probably a mistake, especially with the thin tights, but it's okay y'know, don't need my legs anyway...

Scarf - Missguided
Dress - Motel
Coat - Asos (similar)
Boots - Fatface (similar)

Thanks for reading!!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Louisiana Art Museum

Just a half an hour train journey outside of Copenhagen, in a rather calm suburb, Louisiana hides, perched on the seaside and looking completely inconspicuous from the outside. Once you walk through the entrance and start walking down through its galleries, you soon realise that you're instead walking through a warren of art and sculpture, and the building itself is just as rightly deserving of being a work of art itself.
Corridors between the separate wings are mostly glass, allowing you to look across the large garden spotted with statues and sculptures, ranging from traditional, modern and down right bizarre in style. Art within can be mini shows focusing on one artist in particular, or collections that were donated to the museum itself. While I visited Richard Mosse had a collection of photos taken in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the civil war. The photos were taken on a film that turned all the green colours to bright, vibrant pinks and this created some phenomenal photos and a rather haunting film also.
The cafe here is amazing, and just as you think you've reached the end of the museum, you discover a whole new room and an underground gallery filled with 100s more pieces of art. Quite an area was actually shut when we visited, as they were installing a new gallery, as they always seem to be up to date with brand new galleries and I'd definitely be wanting to go back if I'm lucky enough to visit Copenhagen again.

Nearly everything in the grounds was some form of art, including the structures in the photo above, and this winding path that lead us to the view over the sea, which was an art installation! This whole place is like another world, and it is 10000% worth the little trip out of Copenhagen if you're staying for more than a couple of days and you can bring yourself to leave the city for a couple of hours.
Would you visit Louisiana?
Megan x

Friday, 6 March 2015

How to: Purple/Pink dip dye

Little bit of a different post type but as I recently dyed my hair some pretty interesting colours, I thought I'd share with how I managed to do this at home.
Firstly, I'm not a hairdresser, I've been dying my own hair for several years now, so I kinda know what I'm doing, but my hair is my own and not yours so if you really want something done properly head down to your nearest salon!
Secondly: my hair was very very light platinum blonde, hence why I got quite bright colours. If your hair isn't ash blonde, the colours won't be as vibrant, and it may be more of a tint colour! Check packets of dyes as sometimes they have a colour chart of your expected colour.
Okay, first things first you will need:
The hair dye that you want to use (I used a Schwarzkopf pink dye and a Directions Violet)
A conditioner, preferably a white one, mine is a light blue but it was the cheapest I could find so... heh
A tint brush but you can use your hands just as easily!
A tub to mix the dye and the conditioner.

Okay, the first thing you need to do, is whack a bunch of that conditioner into some tubs, enough that will cover the amount of hair that you'll be dying. I have quite a lot of hair, therefore used quite a lot of conditioner, and even then I nearly ran out of purple for the top of my hair. Next, add the amount of dye you want to create the colour you're looking for. Most bright dyes like directions/manic panic come out the colour that they look, in my experience anyway. However it's always worth letting it get a little bit darker so the colour will fade to that which you want. Remember to only add a little but of dye each time, like a teeny amount, so as not to go too far dark/whatever! You can add more but you can't take away the colour!

 Next up, whack that stuff all over yo scalp. I always start with the front by my forehead, as you can see in the pictures above, and then work my way back and down to the tips. I don't know I do, personal preference I suppose. There's no right way to do this. If you're only going one colour, go nuts and just massage it all over the place.
Below you can see what my head looked like after all the dye was applied. I tried to blend in the two colours but it didn't quite work, perhaps because they were different makes. Next time I'm planning on mixing an intermediate colour so it all goes a lot smoother.

And voila, the final look, complete with my gym clothes and me desperately trying to not get my face in the picture. As you can see, the colours are pretty true to colour, apart from maybe the purple being a little paler, but I wasn't too surprised about that as it didn't seem to take to well when applied and I was running out so couldn't put enough on as I would have liked. Despite this I LOVE the colours together, and after a few washes the pink is more cotton candy colour and the purple is quite lavender/pastel like and ah it's really nice.
What do you think of my new hair?? (was it a good tutorial?)
Megan xx 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Lego Store at Copenhagen

As Lego is from Denmark, it is completely unsurprising that there is a rather massive store in the centre of Copenhagen. You enter and there's a massive dragon made of lego winding in and out of the walls. There's also two lego people, one dressed like one of the Danish royal guards and one on a bike which is perfect for a bit of a selfie!
The shelves are completely stacked full of all the different types of lego sets, from Marvel Avengers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Ninjago and loads of others of lego's own brands. This place is immensely cool, the staff were setting up one of the new Lego Marvel pieces that was recently released when we were visiting, and tourist favourite Nyhavn is faithfully recreated within also.

The whole place has a lovely friendly vibe to it, all the staff are really helpful. It's got basically every kind of lego that you could ever wish for, and it's perfect for the little souvenir! 

My step-dad nearly bought this ship, I was gutted that he didn't as it looks amazing! Ah well, next time. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Copenhagen - Favourite Places

Hey guys, you may have noticed lately that I haven't been posting that much, this is because first I was in Copenhagen (yay) and second I was back to uni and had lots of stuff to sort and unfortunately blogging really got left behind in the rush of trying to get back into a routine of sorts! I am sorry, and hopefully it won't happen again! 
Anyway, as I was in Copenhagen just the other week, I felt that I'd share some of my favourite places to visit in the city, especially if you're only there for a quick stay.

The Little Mermaid

Based on Hans Christian Anderson's novel this little statue is perched on rock of the harbour. Quite a bit of a trek away from the main centre but it's still worth in none the less as the view across the water is lovely in itself. It's also near Kastellet which is a star shaped fortress which a moat around it. Super picturesque and with lots of history too.

The Royal Palaces/Amalienborg

These are four identical palaces that were built for four noble families. When I was there one of them had loads of scaffolding around it as it was being renovated, but despite that it was still a very attractive area, with very impressive statues. It's also very close to the little mermaid, and it's also nearer the centre of Copenhagen. As a very very impressive feat of architecture, you can stand at the centre and look straight to Frederik's Church and then to the royal opera house across the water (picture below!). It's a great place to see everything and the changing of the guard is also rather impressive here too. A lot of the walking tours of the city pop over here.


Probably the most postcard perfect place that could ever exist ever. There are tonnes of restaurants and bars along here serving majority fresh fish. There's normally a busker around and there's just a really nice atmosphere to the whole place, and the brightly coloured buildings are a massive contrast to the grey of the sky when I went! You can also get loads of boat tours and other tourist information from here and it's super close to the city centre for shopping and the attractions there.

The Rundetårn
A large circular tower stuck straight in the middle of the town centre, it was once part of the university library, but now it's more an open tourist centre with a gallery and cafe. The main difference of this tower is that there aren't any stairs working there way up, instead it's like a massive giant ramp winding its way around the central column. It's absolutely crazy, and makes it feel so much weirder when you pop out at the top and you get these fantastic views over the whole city.

Hope you enjoy my little choices of top tourist destinations! Obviously there is so much more to see within the city, but I was only there for a couple of days and on those days I went to the aquarium and an art gallery (I'll post about this soon!).
Thanks for reading
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