Friday, 31 August 2012

Weekly Wants #5

1. Black studded jumper - Love, £38.00
2. Fur hooded parka - Matalan, £32.00
3. Cosmic print top - New Look, £14.99
4. Jimmy Choo perfume - Cheap Smells, £50.00 for 100ml
5. Black studded boots - River Island, £40.00
6. Pinch Punch by Louise Gray - Topshop, £6.50
Weekly Total - 181.49

It's another very expensive wishlist but there's just so many new gorgeous items around that I couldn't resist. While part of me is disappointed that there will be no more warm summer days, I'm really looking forward to getting back into Autumn clothes!

I'm going on a back to Uni shopping trip next week so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can find the parka and boots while I'm there because they are necessities for the many rain showers I'll find myself caught in running around Preston.

Let me know if you like anything in my Weekly Wants and share your own! If you have any comments or questions please leave them below or you can chat to me on twitter.

Megan Diva xo

Thursday, 30 August 2012

MAC Wishlist

Now like most bloggers, I adore MAC cosmetics but unfortunately I can't afford to buy much from them.

However over the past few months I've been deciding which products I most want to buy from MAC when I have a steady job and some disposable income after University and these are my top picks, of Foundation, Powder, 4 eyeshadows and a lipstick!

1. Face and Body Foundation - £26.50
2. Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle - £21.50
3. Eyeshadow in Woodwinked - £12.00
4. Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch - £12.00
5. Eyeshadow in Carbon - £12.00
6. Eyeshadow in Mulch - £12.00
7. Lipstick in Russian Red - £14.00

Are you a fan of MAC, own any of the items on my wishlist or think there's something great that I missed?

You can leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

New Make-up Gifts

A women my Mum works with has been lovely enough to give me some things that her and her daughter have received and have no use for. Last week she gave me a full size DKNY Red Delicious perfume and some Lancome Cleanser and Toner, and now it's even more goodies!

Some are a bit hit and miss and one has obviously been used before, but who am I to complain?

Temple Spa skin care minis
Well these are adorable! There's two Be Gone gentle cleansers, one Toning Essence and one Be Still settling moisturiser. I'm definitely going to be working these into my skin care regime.

Mini Clinique tinted moisturiser in Neutral
I've quite fancied a tinted moisturiser for a while but never known which to get - a brand like Clinique doesn't seem a bad place to start! Luckily this shade is perfect for me, so I'm going to try it out on a day where I don't fancy full foundation - once my skin has cleared up a bit more.

Dior Waterproof Liner in Chestnut
This is the one I'm most disappointed about. I thought wow, a high end product, in a dark brown shade that I don't own, perfect! However it's really rough and chunky, I think I'd only be able to use it on my waterline, it scratches two much to be a lid liner. Shame.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Pencil in Onyx
This on the other hand is a brilliant lid liner. I tend to use liquid more than pencil, but I'll definitely be reaching for this!

MaxFactor Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
Now this is a shade two light for my eyebrows, but I may just use it for day time and mix in some darker powder with it, if I don't fancy having full on dark brows all the time.

All in all these are some great little gifts, not sure what I've done to deserve them but I've been assured that my Mum's friend and her daughter are more than happy for me to have this stuff!

If you have any comments or questions about the products, you can leave them below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Maxi Skirt Style

I ordered a black maxi skirt from Missguided after I featured it in one of my Weekly Wants posts, it just came and I'm in love with it!

I've never even tried one on before because I didn't know how I'd style it or whether the shape would suit me, so today I just shoved it on with my Miss Selfridge David Bowie t-shirt and oversized Topshop denim shirt.

Excuse the terrible quality iPhone photo and single mirror, my other one fell and smashed!

I've looked into a few other ways that I could style it a bit better, because this is thrown together out of what I was wearing before the package arrived.

I doubt that I'll make a habit out of these styling type posts because I don't think the way I wear clothes is anything special, this is purely to show how I would put things with my new skirt, and as a bit of an exercise for myself!

As you can see I've gone for just a few pieces that I like that I would wear with this skirt in the future, some of these are similar to items of clothing that I already own, like the denim jacket with the fur stole, and any plain grey or white vest!

If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below or chat to me on twitter! :)

Megan Diva xo

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the lovely Terri Bacon, if you haven't checked out her blog before you definitely should, it was so sweet of her to nominate me!

The Rules:
1. Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you. You must create a new set of 11 questions for the people you nominate.
3. Choose up to 11 bloggers to nominate, linking them in your post.
4. Go to their blog and inform them of their nomination.
5. Absolutely no tag backs.
6. Remember to only tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.

11 things about myself...

1. I'm 20 years old, but I still get ID'd everywhere I go.
2. I'm studying Journalism at UCLan, about to go into my 3rd year.
3. I live in Rotherham, I can say bad things about it but you can't.
4. I currently have two cats, but I'd have 10 if I could, and lots of Chihuahuas and Greyhounds.
5. I spend most of my money on gigs, even more than clothes or make-up.
6. I eat vegetarian meals but can't ever say no to Nando's chicken.
7. I can't have the TV volume on an odd number.
8. I'm equal amounts OCD and an absolute slob.
9. I'm perpetually single.
10. I love my Mum more than life itself. I can't imagine my world without her.
11. I love films, but I actively avoid ones that are over hyped.

11 questions from Terri...

1. What are your three staple make-up products?
Foundation, eyeliner and lipstick. I'd feel like my face could be finished with just those three things.
2. What made you start blogging?
Honestly, it was a requirement on my course in first year. That blog became my music one and then I decided to set up a beauty and fashion blog because I enjoy reading others and talking about it.
3. Your favourite place to go on holiday, and why?
Well I haven't been to many places, but definitely Paris. The city itself is beautiful, great shopping and of course there's Disneyland Paris!
4. If you could only use one item of make-up, and wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would that be and why?
This is difficult! I need foundation when my skin is bad, like right now, but I feel like I look half asleep without eyeliner, so I'd have to choose that! I'd probably choose my burgundy skater dress, leather jacket, leggings and ankle boots - it can work dressy or casual and warm or cool.
5. Name two of your favourite blogs at the minute and give a reason why?
An all time favourite is Llymlrs, I'm constantly checking her blog, and a new one would be Vicky's blog Daily Hoot!
6. What is one thing you wish you owned and why?
My own car, and the money to insure it. It's soul destroying catching buses and trains when I can drive, just can't afford insurance on my Mums car, never mind my own!
7. Do you have a favourite item of clothing? If so, what is it and why?
My Primark leather jacket! It's battered, was really cheap, and now I've studded it I love it even more!
8. Explain your skin care routine.
In the morning, I use my Neutrogena Grapefruit Daily Scrub, my Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Facewash, then finish off with my Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash.
In the evenings I remove my make-up with a Simple cleansing wipe, I'll use a Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix cleansing wipe if I'm having breakouts. Then I use my new additions - Lancôme Galatéis Douceur and Tonique Douceur - these have changed my life. Then I'll use the Simple moisturising wash again.
9. Are you a shoe or a bag person? Or maybe both?
Oh definitely both! Wedges and flats are my shoe obsessions, I can't handle heels unfortunately, and I just lust after so many bags people have had to drag me away from displays, especially in River Island...
10. Who or what is your style inspiration?
I don't have any specific inspiration, I read lots of magazines and blogs and if I see something that looks nice on someone then I do some research and try and find a way that it would work for me. I definitely don't follow all trends, like you'll never catch me wearing creepers (ugh) but I'm guilty of falling hard for army jackets and getting my own.
11. Is there a quote or saying that you hold on to? What is it and why?
Well I have 'Never Lose Your Flames' on my bedroom wall, a lyric written by Tyler Carter formerly of Woe, Is Me, and I love that, I feel like it means you should always stay strong and true to yourself and not dull your shine for anybody else. I can't think of anything else that isn't ridiculously cliché.

I nominate...

1. Vicky, Daily Hoot
2. Nicola, itsneecola
3. Jessica, Powder Blue
4. Helen, Beautifully Superfluous
5. Victoria, VikBeauty
6. Danielle, FloralDanielle

My 11 questions to them...

1. If you could only buy clothes from one shop, which would it be and why?
2. Do you have any piercings or tattoos and what are they? If no, do you want any?
3. What is your Saturday night dancefloor song?
4. Do you have any weird quirks or obsessions?
5. What is your guilty pleasure film?
6. Sweet or salted popcorn?
7. What is your favourite thing to write about on your blog?
8. Which band/artist would you most love to see live?
9. Are you a morning or night person?
10. If you could go on holiday anywhere tomorrow, where would it be and why?
11. Could you go through a normal day at school/university/work without make-up?

Hope you enjoyed reading this, thanks again to Terri for the nomination!

Megan Diva xo

Monday, 27 August 2012

H&M Wishlist!

I have a slight love hate relationship with H&M, I think I became too obsessed with the Divided section as a teenager and now it makes me feel a bit queasy - such terrible fashion times. Then the normal Women's section is kind of hit and miss for me, and I feel like some of it is really overpriced.

However, after a bit of a root around the website yesterday, I've discovered some really beautiful things on there, so I've decided to put together a bit of a H&M wishlist!

Coral dress - £29.99
Leopard dress - £19.99
White lace dress - £19.99
'Dark Mole' ankle boots - £24.99
Sequin top - £9.99

Total - £104.95

Well it's safe to say that I won't be spending over £100 in H&M on my next shopping trip, but I may have to treat myself to the leopard print dress and those cute little ankle boots. Bravo H&M, you have impressed me!

Let me know what you think of my choices, are you a H&M fan or not? Leave a comment below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Mini Boots Haul!

Eco-tools Buffing Brush £9.99
Collection 2000 Colour Match Foundation £3.99
VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder
 and Tousled Style Spray 2 for £5

I didn't have too much money to spend, but I managed to get a few of the items from my shopping list post. I absolutely fell in love with this Collection 2000 foundation, I can't believe it's on offer for only £3.99!

I've decided that when my MaxFactor runs out I'm moving onto Bourjois Healthy Mix for my heavier coverage foundation. The texture is just so gorgeous and it blended so nicely when I swatched it on my wrist. I also tried the Revlon Colorstay foundation but for £12.49 I don't know if it's worth it, and I don't know if I exactly match either the 2nd or 3rd shade. I'd rather invest in MAC Face and Body that I can get matched to my skin tone and that will last a lot longer, but that won't be for awhile anyway.

I'm excited to have a buffing brush to add to my collection, hopefully it will give more even coverage than just a standard foundation brush, and Eco-Tools are pretty good quality for the price.

Boots had an offer on 2 V05 styling products for £5, so I decided on the Instant Oomph Powder and Tousled Style Spray to work with my naturally wavy hair. I also thought these products would be fun to try out with my new Remington Pearl Pro Styler - a little bit of an impulse buy from an old Fleur DeForce video but as it's half price on Amazon, how could I resist?

I hope you enjoyed my little haul, as always if you have any comments or questions you can leave them below, or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 24 August 2012

Weekly Wants #4

1. Kiss Flag Print Top - Miss Selfridge, £24.00
2. Black Fedora - Forever 21, £8.90
3. Skull Stretch Bracelet - ASOS, £8.00
4. Cat Face Pumps - Missguided, £23.99
5. Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme - Want The Look, £8.93

Weekly Total - £73.82

For some reason every thing is a little bit dark this week. I must be unintentionally channelling my inner goth teenager! It's also another relatively cheap list this week, I had to stop myself from putting a Mulberry bag and Pandora charm bracelet on there - got to keep things semi realistic.

I will mostly likely buy all of this stuff at some point, even the Forever 21 Fedora which I'd like to think I could pull off, but I'd probably just end up looking like a Demi Lovato wannabe (which I kind of am...)

What do you think of my Weekly Wants? Do you have or also covet any of these items? Let me know in the comments or you can always chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Beauty Shopping List!

I'm going on a mini shopping spree with my Mum on Saturday, yes this is a huge deal because she hates shopping centres with a passion so getting her to come with me is a rare event - I'm bribing her with Nando's!

I'll be calling into Boots and Superdrug to look at some things, so I thought I'd make a list here of all the stuff I want to get but don't want to risk ordering them online.

1. New Foundation

Don't worry, I'm still sticking with my old faithful MaxFactor, but I want to test out a few more and see if they could be possible alternatives when I don't fancy a full matte face. The choices I'm looking at are Maybelline Superstay 24 hour, Bourjois Healthy Mix, Rimmel Wake Me Up and Revlon ColorStay.

2. VO5 Hair Products

I borrowed my lovely best friend Lindsay's VO5 Instant Oomph Powder when my hair just wouldn't behave the other week, and it really worked so I'm going to stock up on some of their products that been raved about, like the Hot Oil Shower treatment or the Tousled Style spray.

3. Collection 2000 treats

I'm in love with my Collection 2000 lipsticks so I'm going to see if there's any other colours I fancy, and my Mum needs a new kohl eyeliner.

4. A Fake Orgasm?!

Sorry, I just couldn't resist! I've heard that Sleek blush in Rose Gold is a pretty good dupe for Nars Orgasm, and seeing as that is so far out of my price range right now, I thought I'd give the cheaper alternative a try!

If I ended up buying anything that's good I'll obviously talk about it on here.
If you've tried any of these products and want to give me your opinion that would be awesome, you can leave a comment below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty!

I know this tag has been going around the Youtube beauty "gurus" for months, but I see no reason why a blogger can't get involved too. It looks fun, even though the lust question is strange as it's nothing to do with make-up, but I'm just gonna roll with it!

GREED - What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

The most inexpensive beauty item I own would be all of my MUA stuff that costs £1, the pressed powder, blusher and bronzer! Such a deal!
The most expensive beauty product is probably the Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows palette which I think cost £36. It was a present to myself before I started my first year at Uni, and at least there's lots of different eye shadows in it so it's not just ONE thing.

WRATH - What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? 

False eyelashes! I love to wear them but I can rarely get a pair that fit along my lash line properly, my eyes are usually too wide, and then the glue never works properly and I can see them out of the corner of my eye - argh! I suffer through the annoyance cause they're so pretty.

GLUTTONY - What are your most delicious beauty products?
My passionfruit and grapefruit shower gel, and my Body Shop coconut body butter and scrub. Two very different scents but I just want to eat them both. (Not recommended!)

SLOTH - What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Oh fake tan definitely. I will use it if I'm off on a big night out, but it takes forever to get right, then it rains or you get a drink spilt on you so it goes streaky and it ruins my white sheets at Uni - worst purchase ever!!

PRIDE - What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
Probably a really bright lipstick, or fake tan when I do bother to use it!

LUST - What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

(The black sheep question!) They have to be tall, I tend to prefer dark hair, I love a great sense of humour - cause I'm usually giddy and hyper so I need someone who can keep up with the banter, and it helps if they're a bit of a nerd and like different types of music. So not much ;)

ENVY - What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
Perfume is always great as a gift, cause it's something I don't buy for myself very often unless it's a great bargain, and my personal favourite Paco Rabanne Black XS is pretty pricey.

I tag everybody reading this! If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below and you can always chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Laine Blogger Award

The Rules:
Tag the blogger who awarded you.
Answer the 5 questions below.
Award 5 more bloggers the Laine Blogger Award.

Well here's something a little different! I actually have another one of these type of things to do - so expect another post like this next week!

Thanks so much to Nicola for awarding me the Laine Blogger Award! She's so sweet and if you aren't following her you should definitely check out her blog!

1. What is your current beauty obsession?
It's definitely eyeshadow. I seem to constantly be looking for new eyeshadow palettes, if I let myself I'd have every one from MUA and Sleek, as well as Stila, TooFaced and Urban Decay if I had the money! Even though so many of the shades are exactly the same... I still feel like I need more!

2. What is one beauty item you wish you owned?
The Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation! It seems so easy to apply and get even coverage, which is a problem I have - I always wind up with uneven patches when I use a sponge or brush. Hopefully some cheaper brands will come out with their own spray foundations soon.

3. What is your favourite post to read or write about?
I like writing the Weekly Wants posts, because it's a great excuse to look at clothes and make-up that I can't afford (more than I already do). I also like reading other peoples wishlists for inspiration, and I like reading reviews on products, because it really helps me decide whether I want to invest it a product or not.

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?
Well I've been a music blogger for quite some time, and as I'm doing a journalism degree the more writing I do on a daily basis the better. I love watching beauty 'gurus' on youtube and reading beauty/fashion blogs so I thought I may as well try my hand at it too!

5. What nail polish are you wearing now?
Barry M Clear Nail Hardener and then Sally Hansen French Manicure on my tips - I'm not very impressed with it to be quite honest - next time I want a french manicure look I'll have to go to a salon.

I award:

Megan Diva xo

MUA Haul!

Brush On Concealer, Lipsticks Shade 3 and 12, Flair Eyelashes,
Bronzer Shade 1, Pressed Powder Shade 2 and Blusher Shade 2

Like most girls I know, I'm currently in love with MUA! I've bought so much from them in the past few months, I feel like I've almost doubled my make up collection with their bargains.

You just don't expect such good quality products for £1 - all this stuff came to less than a tenner, which absolutely blows my mind.

I bought the Vixen lashes awhile back and they are some of my favourites, so I'm trying Flair out as a less dramatic pair.

I tried the pressed powder, bronzer and blusher today when I went to the hairdressers and they work together for a lovely day time look. It probably wouldn't be enough for full coverage on a night out, but you could always combine them with liquid foundation. I was also really impressed with the brush on concealer - it's the perfect shade for my skin and covered up my under eye greyness.

I'm very excited to use these lipsticks, they are so rich and creamy. Shade 12 is a gorgeous summery pink and Shade 3 is definitely going to become my go to lip colour this Autumn. The blusher is a pale pink colour with looks really nice and natural, more of a toned down version of my Mac Ambering Rose.

Are you on the MUA train yet and do you have any of these products? If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 17 August 2012

Weekly Wants #3

1. Sheer Maxi Skirt - Missguided, £16.99
2. Feather Print Tee - Dorothy Perkins, £22.00
3. Black Cross Necklace - Forever 21, £4.90
4. Models Own Hedonist - Boots, £5.00
5. Leopard Ankle Boot - Dorothy Perkins, £35.00

Weekly Total - £83.89

I've actually budgeted quite well this week, I might end up buying some of this stuff! I definitely want a maxi skirt for Autumn, and I just think the ankle boots are too cute for words and there's 20% off online. I've also wanted Models Own Hedonist for ages but they never seem to have it in stock when I go to Boots - hopefully that will change soon!

Let me know if you like anything from my weekly wants, any comments or questions below and you can always chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Beauty Favourites!

I see a lot of these type of beauty favourites or holy grail products videos and blog posts so I thought I'd join in and let you see what my favourite products are that I use pretty much all the time!

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub
Simple Spotless Skin Face Wash
Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash

Aldi Pomegranate and Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel
Soap & Glory Hand Food
Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
(Also have the Body Butter but forgot about it!)

John Frieda Radiant Red Shampoo & Conditioner
(Trying desperately to keep the red tint in!)
Tigi Love Peace & The Planet Hairspray
Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Split Ends Protection
Umberto Gianni Overnight Beauty Moisture Balm

Benefit Porefessional Balm
Maxfactor Lasting Performance Foundation
Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer
(I use it as a highlight)
Benefit It Stick Concealer
Maxfactor Creme Puff Compact Powder
Mac Ambering Rose Sheertone Shimmer Blush
The Body Shop Shimmer Waves Blush/Bronzer
MUA Undressed Palette
Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows Vol. III
Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner
Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara
Maybelline ColourSensational Lipstick in Pleasure Me Red
Collection 2000 Lasting Colour Lipstick in Mango Tango
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in 'James'
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

Perfume & Nails
Paco Rabanne Black XS
Nails Inc. - Warwick Avenue
Star Nails Attitude Polish - Cleopatra
Essie - Mint Candy Apple
(my new fave!)

There is more stuff here than I expected actually, guess I never realised how many beauty products I love!

If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below, I'd love to hear if any of these are your beauty favourites too, or you can chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 10 August 2012

Weekly Wants #2

Is it really friday already? Wow! So keeping on schedule, it's time for my second Weekly Wants post, all the stuff I've fallen in love with over the past 7 days and wish I could afford!

Oversized chunky knit cardigan - Glamorous, £44.99
Oh I'm so excited seeing all the Autumn clothes coming into stores! I love big cardigans and the aztec style pattern on this one would be great to just throw on over a plain outfit.

Cross embellished skater dress - Missguided, £26.99
You can never have too many black dresses and this one is just too cute, I love the floaty skirt and the cross detail on it just rocks it up a little bit - the cross trend seems to be here to stay and I don't mind at all.

Neon flats - H&M £12.99
Now these I am going to have to buy, I absolutely love the neon pop trend and they will brighten up any all black or dark coloured outfit.

Primed and poreless powder - Toofaced £22.00
I've heard a lot about this powder and I definitely want to try it out once my Maxfactor Creme Puff powder is finished.

Paco Robanne Black XS - Fragrance Direct £32.99
Anyone who knows me, knows that this is my go to perfume and I'm gutted that my latest bottle has run out. I can't currently afford a new bottle so I'm living with a tiny sample and the body lotion until my birthday!

Weekly shopping total - £139.96
Not as high as last week - I've improved my budgeting! I'll definitely be getting the neon flats next time I'm around H&M and the cardigan might have to come out when the weather gets cooler again.

I hope you like my weekly wants - let me know yours in the comments below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Stuff in the post!

Who doesn't love getting stuff in the post? I know I do, it brightened my mood up so much after I had to have a cold shower!

I had three packages to open, one was just a new iPhone charger, nobody wants to see that, but the other two were much more exciting.

W7 10 piece Professional Brush set
Rimmel 60 Seconds - Sky High*, Rimmel 60 Seconds - Rose Libertine*,
No. 7  Mirror Shine Lipstick -  Beehive*,
Maybelline Super Stay 18 hour Color - Chilli
Yes I love getting new stuff! The items with asterix next to them were sent to me by the lovely Nicola as part of my prize from her blog competition. I've tried the Beehive lipstick and I absolutely love the colour, it's a 'my lips but better' shade! 

I've needed new make-up brushes for ages, as I've been using the same pitiful brushes for years and I use them for the wrong things and it's just a disaster. So now I'm very happy to have lots of brushes with this W7 set, looking forward to trying out the fan brush especially. All I need now are buffing and stippling brushes and I'm set!

The brushes and Maybelline lip colour were from a website called The Cosmetic House, which sells tons of discounted make up. I'm not in love with this Maybelline because the red is a little darker and more muted than it looked on the website, but I can tell you it definitely stays put! I had to scrub my lips ridiculously hard to get the colour off after I used the super stay balm. Maybe I'll learn to love the colour!

I hope you liked noseying through the stuff I got today, as always if you have any comments or questions you can leave them below, or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 3 August 2012

Weekly wants!

No girl ever let a lack of money stop her from mental shopping, so I thought that every Friday I would do a 'weekly wants' post where I show all the things that I'm lusting after and wishing I had the money to buy.

Khaki studded jumper - Topshop £42.00
I spotted this while shopping on Sunday and now I'm wishing for Autumn to come now so I can justify buying this jumper. I love the khaki colour, it's just a shame it's so expensive as Topshop always is - I'll be looking out for a similar more affordable version soon!

Studded ankle boots - Office £80.00
I found these on Sunday too - just another example of my obsession with studs! They are a definite dupe of the Chloe boots and I may just have these on my birthday list!

Sleeveless checked shirt - Missguided £22.99
Checked shirts never really seem to go out of style, and I have quite a few, but for some reason I just really like this sleeveless shirt from Missguided, it's just something a little different.

Benefit Porefessional - Boots £23.50
This has been one of the most talked about beauty products on blogs and youtube and I only just recently started to believe the hype. I got a free sample size in Glamour, thanks to my Mum picking it up for me and I will definitely be purchasing the full size version with the help of my Boots points ;)

Leather look skater skirt - Ark £22.99
Now this is a skirt that I have been lusting over for ages, but it's something I don't want to buy before I try on. When I'm next in Sheffield near the Ark store I might not be able to resist...

Weekly shopping total - £191.48
Hmm... some how I don't think I can budget all this in! If I had to pick one thing, it would be the Ark skater skirt because I've wanted it for so long (and because they have a 15% discount on all Hearts & Bows clothing til next month!!)

Feel free to leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Tell me about it, stud

Studs are probably one of my favourite things in the world, any time I see something studded in a shop I'm like a magpie - "ooh shiny!"

I also love customising things and although I don't claim to be very good at it, I often cut off the sleeves and necklines of tops to make them suit me better - cap sleeves and high necks just don't look good on me - and I've taken to studding some pieces of clothing too!

The cropped sleeveless denim jacket is from Topshop and I think I bought it two years ago. I did love it but for some reason I just wasn't getting much wear out of it. Then last summer I saw shops bringing out very similar jackets but with studs on, and I thought hey, I can make mine look like that, so with some 99p studs from Ebay, I customised it and I wear it so much more!

It seems like studs are here to stay for awhile and I've seen studded leather jackets EVERYWHERE. Now I actually have three leather jackets (ridiculous) but my favourite is my old faithful from Primark, it's probably 4 years old now but it has stood the test of time, so I decided to jazz it up a little. I bought some smaller studs, also 99p from Ebay, went to town on it and a few hours and a very sore thumb later, I love it! 

I thought I would need to get a studding tool but luckily, with it being cheap fake leather, the studs pushed through it easily and I just pushed the prongs down with a pair of eyebrow tweezers. 

I will definitely be getting even more wear out of my leather jacket now the weather is cooling down again (boo, bye Summer) and I might even get to customising my lovely camo jacket too... watch this space!

If you have any comments or questions you can leave them below, or talk to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Latest in Beauty box

TRESemme Split Remedy, Overnight Skin-booster Serum,
St. Tropez SPF 30 Tan Enhancer
Now I know these beauty boxes have become a really common thing, but I know I never really have a spare tenner to spend on a Glossybox when I might not like everything that's in it. That's why I like Latest In Beauty's sample boxes, because you just pay for the postage, and you can choose three samples that you want.

This month I've ended up with TRESemme Split Remedy shampoo, conditioner and leave in treatment, which I'm dying to try because I have long hair which is prone to split ends.

I've also got an Overnight Skin-Booster Serum from Face The World, which I'm going to try out to help make my under eyes a little bit brighter as they are a little grey and sallow thanks to my terrible sleeping habits.

The last sample is from St. Tropez, which I thought was just a sample of their normal self tanner, but now I can see that it's actually SPF 30 protection with a tan enhancer, so it's the best of both worlds! It will protect me from UVA and UVB rays while helping to develop a tan. I'm looking forward to trying this if the sun makes another reappearance!

I'd definitely recommend the Latest In Beauty boxes to anyone, they do luxury boxes too if you have a little more cash to spend than me!

If you have any comments or questions you can leave them in the comments, or chat to me on twitter!

Megan Diva xo