Thursday, 25 October 2012

Collective Haul!

There have been some great online sales recently and I still have some boots vouchers so I have done a little bit of splurging this week - but I'm done until Christmas now I swear!

Glamorous Dress
Topshop Metallic Jacket
 I'm iffy on this Glamorous dress to be honest, but it was only £9.99 and I've worn it and taken the tag off so I don't really think I can return it... I don't know, it's just more synthetic material than I like and it clings to my lumps and bumps, eh.

I love my Topshop jacket, though I have absolutely no idea when I'm going to wear it. It's a lot nicer than that picture shows, it's a metallic dusty pink and it fits nicely - I will find a suitable outfit!

Look Beauty Blush - 'Flirt'
I went for this blusher over Sleek's Rose Gold because it's a bigger palette, and it's more coral toned than pink, as most of my blushers are more pink based I fancied a change. It's really pigmented and I'm looking forward to blending it with my bronzer.

NYC - Lights Camera Glitter
Revlon - Scandalous
Maybelline The Falsies Flared
VO5 Hot Oil Moisture Soak Elixir
Little bit of everything here, two nail polishes that I really wanted, the Maybelline mascara I've been meaning to try for ages and then the V05 Moisture Soak which my hair is in dire need of, and Lipcote which I've been searching for!

Anndddddd onto the six lipsticks!!
Kate Moss for Rimmel Matte Lipsticks - 107 and 110
 I'm in love with this collection, I want them all, the Matte's especially! I went for 107 which is a dark pinky red, and 110 which is a bright coral - the texture is just gorgeous.

MUA Lipsticks - Shade 10 and 16 (Nectar)
 Then these MUA lipsticks kind of look similar to the Kate Moss ones but Shade 10 is a lot pinker than 110 and Shade 16, Nectar is more muted and pale (though it doesn't look it in the photo)
Sleek Lipsticks - Peaches & Cream and Papaya Punch
These are my first Sleek lipsticks and it's a bit of a hit and a miss. Papaya Punch is gorgeous, the coral colour, the matte finish - amazing. Peaches and Cream however... eh. It doesn't really stay on my lipsticks and I think it's a bit too yellow for my skin tone - I will persist with it!

So there's my haul guys, probably my last one for a while! Let me know what you think, have you tried any of these products or do you want more of a review on them if you're interested in getting them in the future?

Leave any comments or questions below and chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Man Of The Week #2

This second Man of the Week post is dedicated to the beautifully talented and just purely awesome Landon Austin. I listen to his music, watch his vlogs and I'm just constantly in love with his voice and his cheeky smile! So here he is, my favourite guy from Tennessee - check him out!

Let me know if you like my Man of the Week (seriously, any Landon Austin fans, I need to bond with you!)

Any comments or questions, leave them below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Monday, 22 October 2012

Essie Wishlist

I think everyone knows by now that I'm obsessed with nail polish and Essie are a new favourite! The brand was a bit of an acquired taste, at first I wasn't in love with the consistency and they have too many sheers for my liking - but the range of colours are fantastic. So here is a collection of the colours that I really want!

Sand Tropez, Topless & Barefoot, Absolutely Shore,
Turquoise & Caicos, Where's My Chauffer?, Nothing Else Metals,
Nice is Nice, Bahama Mama, Recessionista, Watermelon,
Cute As A Button, Tart Deco, French Affair, Lilacism
Let me know if you've got any of these colours, of if there's an amazing one that I've missed!
Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Saturday, 20 October 2012

I ♥ Autumn Tag!

Okay technically it's the I  Fall Tag, but I can't cope with Americanisms so it's Autumn! This is a youtube video tag but I've just stolen it from Bree Essrig because I love Autumn and I think it's a fun tag.

1. Favourite autumn lip product?

It's all about dark pinks, berry's and corals for me - with the occasional purple if I'm brave enough.

The three that spring to mind from my collection are Rimmel Moisture Renew in Funtime Fuscia, Revlon Colorburst in Coral and Revlon Superlustrous in Va Va Violet - very vampy, definitely exfoliate your lips before attempting to pull this one off!

2. Favourite autumn nail polish?

I don't tend to change my nail polish seasonly, if I fancy baby pink in the middle of winter I just go for it.
If we're following a similar theme to autumn lipsticks, I guess my three favourites would be Revlon Plum Attraction, Nails Inc Piccadilly Circus, and Topshop Hyperreal - bit different, but I just love the metallic bronze!

3. Favourite autumn Starbucks drink?

It's most definitely the salted caramel mocha - I had my first one and just fell in love!

4. Favourite autumn candle?

I'm not really a candle person, I'd be too scared of forgetting about it and starting a fire!
If I were to go out and buy a candle, it would be something like this Cinnamon Apple Berry from Yankee Candles or maybe something gingerbread scented!

5. Favourite autumn scarf or accessory?

My purple floral h&m scarf or my faux fur stole over my leather jacket - love!

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze?

A haunted hay ride sounds like the least terrifying, running through a haunted house could be fun though. I'll pass on the corn maze, little bit too Jeepers Creepers for me!

7. Favourite Halloween movie?

If I'm going for a classic, it's A Nightmare on Elm Street, but if I want an updated scare I'd go for any Paranormal Activity, Insidious or The Unborn.

8. Favourite thing to eat on Halloween?

Everything sweet - I'm terrible! Anything that was left when the trick or treaters were gone was all mine.

9. What is your Halloween costume?

I'm doing a glam vampire, I was thinking about channelling Star from The Lost Boys but I doubt anyone would get the connection.

10. What is your favourite thing about Autumn?

The clothes! I'm such a summer weather person, but I just love boots, chunky knits, big coats - dark reds and khakis are my favourite colours at the moment so I love that it's all in!

You can see more my autumn fashion favourites post here!

If you want to do this tag, go for it, I tag each and every one of you!
If you liked any of my answers or want more info, leave me a comment or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 19 October 2012

Weekly Wants #7

I know it's been awhile but it's finally time for another Weekly Wants! I'm trying very hard to control my spending after my crazy birthday splurges, but it's not going to be easy.

1. Khaki military shirt - Missguided, £22.99
2. Studded check shirt - Missguided, £25.99
3. Revlon Lipstick in 'Black Cherry' - Boots, £7.49
4. Palmers Skin Therapy Oil - Boots, £9.49
5. Urban Decay Vol IV - TCH, £24.49
6. The Wonderland Collection - Models Own, £20
7. Mink Tote Bag - New Look, £22.99
Weekly Total - £133.44

Oops, looks like I didn't do very well with trying to keep the budget low. I can use the my boots gift cards for some of this stuff, but the rest will have to wait. Though those Missguided shirts are so gorgeous and that bag may be a necessity now the zip on my favourite Next bag has broken...

I hope you like my weekly wants, let me know what some of yours are!
Leave me any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Recent Buys!

As it was my birthday recently, I found a great excuse to do some shopping in the previous week. I did return quite a few things that just weren't right, but these were my 5 favourites that I kept and love!

Skater Dress from New Look (Sale)
Maxi Skirt from Ark
If you want to see what the skater dress looks like on me, you can check out the pictures from my 21st birthday here! I like it, though try as I might my bra was extremely visible so if you're conscious of that you may need to find an invisible bra!

I adore my Ark maxi skirt, it's half opaque half sheer and just a gorgeous cranberry colour. These pictures are terrible, I will try and do an OOTD post featuring it soon!

Dolly shoes, both from Primark
Rose gold necklace from H&M
I know it's winter but I still need dolly shoes for my nights out - I am a terrible excuse for a girl and just cannot handle heels! I just want some black studded pumps now and I'm set.

Now this necklace was my most exciting purchase by far. I've seen Leanne from Thunder & Threads show it off in so many posts and I couldn't believe my luck when I found one left in H&M - I've been wearing it all the time!

I also got some make-up type stuff this week, a couple of cult favourites that I've been wanting for ages!

Umberto Giannini Tousled Salt Spray
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 003 Peach Glow
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2
(Can't believe the writing is rubbing off already!)

So these were my birthday splurges and now I need to save, wah.
Leave a comment letting me know what you think or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Autumn Faves

Autumn is well and truly upon us - though to be honest here in Preston it feels more like winter!

Autumn is my absolute favourite time for fashion, all the colours are beautiful and I'm a sucker for chunky knits and boots! So I've put together a few of my favourite items that I've seen in stores or when online window shopping instead of doing work...

1. Lipstick 'Inhibition' - Topshop, £8
2. Studded Cardi - Miss Selfridge, £42
3. Nails 'Thorn' - Topshop, £6.50
4. Plum Lace Dress - Miss Selfridge, £39
5. Bronze Sequin Top - Boohoo, £18
6. Wet Look Skater Skirt - Boohoo, £12
7. Aztec Black Scarf - Matalan, £8
8. Studded Handle Clutch - Boohoo, £25
9. Navy Quilted Jacket - Matalan, £15
10. Berry Pleated Skirt - Boohoo, £12
11. Ombre Boyfriend Cardi - Miss Selfridge, £39
12. Silver Pleated Skirt - Glamorous, £25.99
13. Chelsea Boots - Office, £65
14. Stud Detail Dress - New Look, £27.99
15. Burgundy Skater Dress - Miss Selfridge, £35
I want all of this stuff - why can't I magically be rich?! I'm sure a few of these may pop up in some future blog posts, I'm only human after all!

Let me know if you like any of the items I featured or any brilliant pieces that I missed!
You can leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Models Own Haul

Models Own is one of my absolute favourite nail polish brands, so when they announced they were having a 50% off summer sale, I just jumped at the chance to get some of the gorgeous shades I've been wanting!

I was absolutely spoilt for choice over which to use first! I went for Pink Punch and Ibiza Mix on my nails (you can see how that looks here) and I put Indian Ocean over Essie's Navigate Her on my toes which looks so cute but I don't want to take pictures of my feet.

I've also tried out Disco Mix over Essie's Tour De Finance since I bought these and I think it the glitter looks awesome over hot pink!

I hope you like my haul, if you have any of these shades or want to know my opinion on them, just leave a comment below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Man of the Week!

This is a new thing for my blog, I ran the idea past two of the girls in my flat and they said they liked it so hear we go. Every Tuesday I am going to have a new Man of the Week - showing you the guy I'm absolutely loving for whatever reason at that moment in time.

For the very first week, I feel it's only right that I choose my absolute favourite man right now, and it's topical because the TV show that he stars in has just started it's new season... of course it's The Vampire Diaries and of course it's Ian Somerhalder!

Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
I'll always choose Damon
Boone Carlyle (Lost)
Why did he have to die so early? *sob*

Those eyes, that smirk, that jawline!!

And I also adore his girlfriend Nina Dobrev!
Yep, Ian Somerhalder is pretty damn perfect! I wonder who I'll pick next week to challenge him...

If you like my man of the week or want to tell me who your current hot crush is, leave a comment below or chat to me on twitter.

Megan Diva xo

Monday, 15 October 2012

Face, Nails, Outfit

It's a triple threat - FOTD, NOTD and OOTD! Whenever I feel happy with my make-up, nails and clothes you can expect one of these posts showing you!

Face - Dark eyebrows and coral lips
Nails - Models Own Pink Punch & Ibiza Mix

Awful quality, sorry!
Showing off my Matalan parka and
oversized gold stud top from Primark

If you liked this all in one photo post let me know, or if you just have anything at all to say, leave a comment or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Lust Have! Ciaté Advent Calender

Ciaté have brought out a nail polish advent calender... could there be anything more perfect?!

They're calling it 'Mini Mani Month' and it's exclusive to Selfridges, costing £38. It just seems too good to be true, all that for just under £40... and I'm so close to cracking my self-imposed budget and giving in.

There are 17 of Ciaté's best selling mini paint pots, 4 mini Cavier blends and 3 exclusive glitter shades!
I'd put this on my Christmas list but I know it will sell out by then - argh the temptation!

Let me know if you love this idea from Ciaté as much as I do and if you're going to buy it.
Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunday Face

"The look on a persons face after having been deprived of sleep due to binge drinking/taking drugs... usually after a good weekend" - Urban Dictionary

Well that definition isn't at all accurate, I've had plenty of sleep and I haven't had booze for a week, this is just my face! Not sure if this will be a regular thing, just felt like doing it today!

Hair - absolutely natural

Face - Clinique Tinted Moisturiser (03 Neutral)
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (Light 2)
Mac Blusher (Ambering Rose)
No. 7 Beautiful Brows Pencil (Brown/Black)
MUA Undressed Eyeshadow Palette (1, 2, 7, 8)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil (Zero)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick (Pink Brown)

Necklace - H&M
Top - Bon Jovi 2000 (Thrifted)

So there we go, another new thing I'm trying, apologies for the constant bad quality iPhone pictures!

Let me know if you like this kind of post, I'll be trying a triple photo thing later this week.
Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Life Update! University and Birthday

I know I've been absent from blogging for far too long and I'm very sorry, but I just started my third year at University and my hours and work load have almost tripled so I just haven't made time to blog until now - I'm devising a regular set schedule for content!

It's also been my 21st birthday which was amazing, I absolutely loved the entire week of celebrations, so as a kind of welcome back to my blog, I thought I'd show you some pictures!

Some of the cuteness from my flatmates!

Some of my presents from home!

Me and some of the crazies on my course!

Raquel and Mog!

The G, Shocked Cat & L-Bolt

Back in Sheffield with the bestests!

I'm very glad to be back properly blogging, let me know what sort of things you'd like to see on here as I may have run dry on ideas. Leave comments or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo