Friday, 31 August 2012

Glamorous Disco Pants!


crop top - topshop/ bag - ebay/ disco pants - glamorous

 Im sure many of you have heard of Disco Pants, the wonder trousers that suck you in and look phenomenal at the same time. Their everywhere in the blogging world and I like many of you guys, I'm sure, have scrolled enviously through blog posts. As much as I loved the look of Disco Pants, I was never willing to fork out £74 at American Apparel for them. After some online searching I found that Glamorous sold Disco Pants for a £29.00!(link above)
  They're so similar to the American Apparel version, with the pockets at the back and fastening on the front, I can't see any difference! They really do suck you in and really show off your figure, and to top it off they're super comfy, and since I've got them I've pretty much lived in them. They're fast becoming my wardrobe stable, you can dress them down or add a pair of heels and wear them on a night out.  (Which is perfect for the colder nights). Im actually considering on stocking up in more colours! 

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and support! Yesterday I hit 100 followers which is brilliant! Every milestone counts in my eyes! Look out for a giveaway in the next few days!

Love
Megan x 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Ebay Tote Bag!

Hey Lovelies,
 Ive been watching the 'Tote Bag Trend' for awhile now and been sitting on the side lines waiting for a cheaper alternative to spring up. Although I love the bags I couldn't justify spending £80 on Zaras version. So during a scroll through Ebay I found this bag for a fraction of the price! £4.98 to be precise! The only down side was having to pay £5.99 delivery as the bag was coming from China, but still £10.97 compared to £80 any day of the week! The link to the seller I used can be found here. As the bag was coming from China it did take awhile to get here, (22 days but nobodies counting) but when it did arrive I was pleasantly surprised.
 The bag is brilliant quality, made from faux leather its sturdy and durable. I wouldn't worry about over filling it to the point where it breaks, plus its a big bag which I'll be able to cram full with all my unnecessary items. The bag has the standard plaited handles which is a feature that first drew me to the bags.
 Another feature I love about the bag is the internal pocket which clips to the inside of the bag and can be removed. I hate having my valuable items floating around my bag and like to keep them separate, especially if I'm carrying drinks with me, so this is perfect.
 All round a brilliant bag, which I've used every day since I've had it. Thought I would share the bargain with you!

Thank you for all your support guys! I love all the comments and I'm at 99 followers eeeek! So look out for a giveaway soon!


Love 
Megan x





Thursday, 23 August 2012

What A Lucky Girl I Am!

Hey Lovelies!
Giveaways are one of the best things about the blogging world! It gives you the opportunity to try new products and also find new blogs! (Plus everyone loves to win stuff!) Nearly two months ago when I got off the plane after my holiday with my friends I scrolled through my endless emails and realised I had been lucky enough to win a giveaway run by the lovely Dawn from See it, Love it, Swatch it I was incredibly lucky because I was on my last day before she picked another winner! She was lovely and friendly and sent my prize super quickly, she even sent from Australia all the way over to the UK! I was overwhelmed when I got my huge parcel and shocked as to how many products I had won! 

What I Received 
 An Orange Sally Hansen Travel Bag
 Natio Make up Bag 
Colette  Necklace
 Colette Bracelet 
 Natio Pressed Bronzer/Blusher 
 Natio Translucent Powder
 Covergirl Eyeshadow Quad 
 Maybelline Baby Lips
 Sportsgirl Lipgloss
 Natio Lip Balm
 Face of Australia Lipstick in 'Lychee Crush'
 3 Ultra3 Nail Polishes
 Sally Hansen Purple Crackle Polish 
 2 Sally Hansen Nail Polishes 
 Sally Hansen Hand Cream 



I was completely overwhelmed by what I received, and completely grateful to Dawn for her giveaway. Ive been loving the jewellery and they have become statement pieces in my Outfits! Also Love the nail polishes because a girl can never have to many nail polishes! The Maybelline Baby Lips I now swear by, and when it runs out I may have to think about ordering it. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to try products not available in the Uk too, so thank you Dawn!  I can't wait to hold my own first  giveaway when I reach the 100 followers mark, I have a few ideas in mind, so keep your eyes peeled! 

Love 
Megan x

Pizza : Parma Ham, Red Pepper and Mozzarella

Hey Lovelies
 Today my mum gave me free reigns with buying and cooking dinner so do I make something uber sophisticated and healthy? Nope! Pizzaaa! I haven't made pizza from scratch in years and I loveee making bread which is a bonus! I got the original recipe from here and tweaked it slightly. Enjoy!


Ingredients 
Makes 2 Pizzas 

For The Base 
300g Strong Bread Flour 
1tsp instant yeast
1tsp salt 
1tbsp olive oil 

For The Tomato Sauce 
100ml Passata (I just use a jar of pizza topping if I can't get this)
Basil 
1 Garlic clove 

For The Topping 
125g Mozzarella 
Grated Cheese 
Handful of Cherry Tomatoes
1 slice Parma Ham per pizza
1 Red Pepper 
1 Red Onion

(Experiment with anything you have in the cupboards for different toppings)

Method 

- Preheat the oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8 

- Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well, pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and mix together, I find it easiest with your hands until you have a soft, fairly wet dough. 

-Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth and set aside. You can leave the dough to rise if you like if you prefer thick crust pizza.

Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, then season to taste. Leave to stand at room temperature while you get on with shaping the base. Or if like me you couldn't get it whack out the jar of pizza topping ready! 

- If you've let the dough rise, give it a quick knead, then split into two balls. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into large circles, about the size of a pizza tray, using a rolling pin. The dough needs to be very thin as it will rise in the oven. 

- This is where the recipe got confusing so my edit is, put the baking tray/pizza trays in the oven to heat them up BEFORE you put the pizza on them, this way your base will cook completely and go nice and crispy.

- Smooth the sauce onto the bases and add your cheeses and the rest of the toppings, place onto the pre heated baking that and bake for 8-10 minutes or until nice and crispy and voila!










Thank you guys for reading, and I hope you don't mind more foodie posts! Until next time! 

Love 
Megan x 

Monday, 20 August 2012

She Said Beauty Event & Forever 21 Haul!

Hey Lovelies! 

Once again, I have been a bad blogger and been missing for awhile now, (10 days in blogger world is like a year I swear!) Ive been working crazy amounts and when I've not been working I've been sleeping! But I'm trying very hard to post regularly now and things in my personal life are beginning to settle down.  
Last week I was also lucky enough to go to London to the She Said Beauty: Social Network Website Launch! My lovely friend Brogan was kind enough to bring me along with her, and it was a brilliant day! The She Said Beauty team were lovely and amazing, we got to meet the CEO and have a chat about where the company is going and all the new things that are soon coming into play, and trust me they are worth the wait, (for a sneak peak click to see Brogans blog post here on the up and coming changes!) We also had our make up and eyelashes professionally done while sat sipping cocktails! I had a brilliant day and to top it off I left with a huuuuuge bag of goodies including OPI nail varnish, The Style File and so many more, I'd like to send huge thank you's to She Said Beauty. You can find a link to my She Said Beauty profile by clicking here.

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 While we were in London we hit a few shops and I thought i'd include what I picked up in Forever 21, I live nowhere near a Forever 21 and get a bit excited when I see one! 
The first thing I picked up was a new bag, can you believe I don't actually own a black bag?! I saw this one hanging on its own on a rail and made a run for it! I love the studs on the front and I loveeeee how the straps being half way up the length of the bag mean it can fold over itself, I love the way it sits and makes it different. The bag was missing a tag so the cashier offered me 15% off which was brilliant so I paid around £21.




 Ive recently been looking for a new purse as I hated my old one, and I made it my mission to find a new purse while I was in London. I picked this up in Forever 21 too. I love how sleek and simple it is, and there are so many card and money slots, Ive fallen in love and think I may cry when it breaks, and I  was pleasantly surprised when it went through the checkout at £8 and not the £10 on the ticket! I got student discount on top of that so it was around the £7 mark.




I promise I won't be this absent again and will get a post to you guys at least once a week! Thank you for all the new lovely followers! If you have any questions or post requests pop them bellow! Until next time! 

Love 
Megan
 x



Thursday, 9 August 2012

Skin Care Routine!

Hey Lovelies! 
 Skin care has recently become very important to me, I used to be one of those girls who smeared a face wipe across my skin every now and then (awful I know!) and it wasn't until about 2 years or so ago my skin decided it had finally had enough and wanted some TLC. Ive always had very obedient skin, I never suffered from anything more than the odd spot and I never really felt the need to cover my skin in products to keep it that way. But the stress of exams and college soon changed this and I started to have to work for the skin I used to just have. I have quite oily skin around my nose especially which is renowned for being shiny, however my forehead can get very dry. The products I use at the moment haven't completely fixed my skin problems but they work well for me and keep my skin in a great condition, and they don't have to all be high end brands in my eyes, if it does the job I don't care how the bottle looks! 

(a quick heads up, this could be a long one so you might wanna grab a cuppa and get comfy!)


Morning

 In the morning I have a habit of waking up at the last possible second and leaving myself next to no time to get ready, so I like to keep my morning routine quick and simple. I use the Clean&Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Facial Wash while I'm in the shower. This smells brilliant and really does wake me and my skin up, I'm a sucker for floral smells and I love the lemongrass and fruit extracts in this product.
 After this I use The Body Shop Mattifying Day Cream. I haven't been using this product too long but I already love it, a little goes a long way and I feel its helped wonders in keeping shine at a minimum while still moisturising the dry areas of my face. 

Evening

 When it comes to taking make-up off I only ever reach for my Bioderma. I try to not use to many harsh products on my skin and this is about as far from harsh as you can get. I recently had laser eye surgery and once I was allowed to wear eye makeup had to be very careful about what I used to remove it, this was a life saver in a bottle and didn't irritate my eyes at all! 
 After I'm make up free I reach for my Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser which thanks to my lovely friend Brogan has become the only cleanser I will ever use. I never realised how amazing it smelled, its so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling so soft. A product definitely worth the hype!
 I follow cleansing with toning and I'm using a sample size of the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which came with the cleanser. Im loving this at the moment, I feel it does a brilliant job of calming my skin and returning it back to neutral  after a day of being hidden under make-up. Plus smells amazing at night, really calming.
 Another new addition to my routine is The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment. This is a product i haven't fully made up my mind about yet, I'm not to sure if its meant to be used along side or as a moisturiser, I've tried it both ways and haven't quite decided which I prefer. Im also not sure if I've noticed any difference with oiliness on my skin because of this but the product hasn't broken me out and does leave my skin smooth and supple so I'm happy to keep at it.
 And the last step is eye cream! At the moment I'm using The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream. This has also been brilliant in the time after I had laser eye surgery, I felt some days my eyes could be slightly puffy (which was part of the healing process) and I feel this calmed the puffiness and soothed the skin.

Weekly

Once a week, normally when I've got a hair mask on and find myself with a spare 20 minutes in the shower I reach for my St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub. Ive been loving this scrub, it does what it says on the tin, gets read of everything left lying around on the surface of my skin. Its not to harsh of a scrub but does the job well. Although I love the scrub alone it works brilliantly with the N07 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask for Normal/Oily skin. I use the mask after I've exfoliated and I feel this works well and I'm pampering all the lovely new skin rather then dead skin cells. The thing I love most about this mask is that its thermal and heats on contact with water, it really opens your pores and draws out anything I could possibly have left on my skin. After I've used these two product my skin feel amaaaaazing! And I will 100% be repurchasing these two! 

My skin care is constantly changing as I use up products and new things come on the market, but right now this routine is working well for me! 
Hope you enjoyed my epic longer ramble! Thank you for all your amazing support and I'm at 79 followers which is just amazing so thank you all sooo much!

Megan
x



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