Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Elf Christmas List

These are mostly make up brushes cause I really don't have that great a collection of brushes, and I can't wash them after every use like you should because a) I'm too lazy and b) they'd still be damp the next time I need them.

So I've been looking around the Elf website and I've found quite a few that I really want, and some other make-up essentials.

1. Daily Brush Cleaner
2. Complexion Brush
3. Angled Foundation Brush
4. Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
5. Angled Contour Brush
6. Concealer Brush
7. Makeup Mist & Set
8. Stipple Brush

Let me know what you think of my Elf products Christmas list, if you have any of these products or if you just want them too! Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Monday, 26 November 2012

Music Monday Reborn

Before I started this blog, I had a music blog called Plugged In on wordpress which has remained untouched since August. I never really got into the swing of things with it, but one post I always like doing was Music Monday's, where I wrote about the songs that I'm loving at the moment.

So, I've decided to bring that over here! Who says everything has to be beauty or fashion related, music is a massive part of my life and if you'd like to read about it, I'll write about it!
Be warned, my music tastes can vary to extreme ends of the scale, like this week!

The Seeking - Alone

I discovered The Seeking after my beloved Tyler Carter, lead singer of Issues and formally Woe, Is Me tweeted a link to this song, Alone. I immediately liked this and searched them on Spotify to hear the rest of the album. They kind of sound like The Wanted, if Max decided to scream on a couple of tracks. It's lovely and the last 30 seconds reminds me so much of Desolate, The Conductor, which is fantastic.

Hunter Hayes - Somebody's Heartbreak

I just seem to have a thing for male country singers. John Mayer is one of my all time favourite artists, I'm addicted to Jake Owen - Alone With You and I've already posted about my love for Landon Austin. Hunter Hayes is just a continuation of this trend, Somebody's Heartbreak is my favourite track on his stellar album - Faith To Fall Back On and What You Gonna Do were close contenders. He's only 21 yet he's reached a level that 40 year old's pray for. Now all I need is a Mayer/Hayes duet....

Rihanna feat. Chris Brown - Nobody's Business

I know, it's weird. I should hate it, but I can't help it. Chris Brown's music is a guilty pleasure of mine and Rihanna continually makes catchy songs, so put the two of them together with a Michael Jackson sampler and I'm hooked. Don't judge, just listen.

Let me know what your musical favourites are at the moment, and if you like that I've brought some music into this blog. Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Models Own Raspberry Crush

Raspberry Crush is the nail polish I got free in this weeks More! magazine, which I talked about in my Magazine Freebies post. Now I absolutely love Models Own polishes, but this is one that I had never really noticed and definitely wouldn't have chosen myself.

It's a difficult colour to describe, I guess it's mostly pink, a clue is in the name Raspberry, but it in some lights it looks red, and even slightly orange. It's definitely different!

It's very opaque, and went on the nail nicely. I would think you'd only need one coat, but as I'm an impatient fidget, I wound up smudging a few nails and applying a second coat.

You can get Raspberry Crush for £5 from Models Own or just buy More! for £1.50, while it's still on sale.

What do you think of this colour, will you be picking it up? Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Lush Christmas List

Now I know I said that I'd be buying my Christmas presents from Sweet Scents this year, not Lush, I already had this post planned so I'm going to do it - but check out my review of some Sweet Scents products here!

1. Sea Spray Hair Mist
2. R&B Hair Moisturiser
3. Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream
(I just have to try this, not even sorry)
4. Buffy Body Butter
5. Dirty Soap
(A personal favourite)
6. Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Let me know if you want any of these fabulous Lush items, or if you've tried them and want to let me know what they're like! I love the Dirty Soap so that will be a repurchase but all the rest are new - I know, I've never had Snow Fairy before, gasp!

Leave any comments or questions below or chat to me on twitter :)

Megan Diva xo

Friday, 23 November 2012

Magazine Freebies!

This month seems to be a great one for magazine freebies! Today I went to buy Cosmo, totally for university research purposes, and saw it had a free V05 frizz free cream, and then I just fancied a flick through More! and didn't even notice the free Models Own nail polish until I got home!

Luckily I picked up Raspberry Crush rather than the Nude Beige type colour, as it looks exactly the same as my Topshop Big Smoke. Apparantly you can also get one of two Models Own lip glosses instead, if you're not a nail girl. I'm definitely going to try out that colour tonight!

"Frizz Free Creme: For the smoothest, glossiest frizz
free finish. Heat activated formula for use with
straightening irons. Helps protect hair against
heated appliances."
Full size Models Own Nail Polish in Raspberry Crush

I don't know about you, but free gifts always make me so happy, and like buying the magazine was worth it!
Let me know if you've bought either of these mags and enjoyed the freebies, or any others that are around at the moment!

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

Megan Diva xo

Weekly Wants #8

I'm back with Weekly Wants #8 and it's 8 things I desperately want and are on my Christmas shopping list!

I've been trying to stop online shopping because I'm low on cash, but I just had to have a peak and see what was out there for when my bank account's more healthy.

1. Tweed Sleeve Leather Jacket - Missguided, £37.99
2. Calvin Klein Euphoria (100ml) - CheapSmells, £48.95
3. Black Studded Bowler Bag - River Island, £40.00
4. Black Faux Fur Gilet - Boohoo, £35.00
5. Red Checked Collar Shirt - Missguided, £25.00
6. Black Bowler Hat - Ebay, £4.95
7. Suede Platform Wedge - Boohoo, £35.00
8. Khaki Fur Collar Parka - Fashion Union - £48.00
Weekly Total - £274.89

Wow, that may be my biggest weekly total ever - oh well, we'll see how much Christmas money I get and what I decide to splurge on!

Let me know what you think of my weekly wants, leave any comments or questions below and chat to me on twitter :)

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sweet Scents

Sweet Scents is a new business set up by two University students, Levi and Laura, who are making and selling beautiful scented candles, soaps and body scrubs. The girls kindly gave me two of their products to review, and after a couple of uses in the shower - I am in love!

Gingerbread Lady scented soap

The first one I tried was the Gingerbread Lady soap - the smell just dragged me in. It's like a Gingerbread latte x 10! It's a good chunky shape, so you're getting a whole lot of product and it's easy to use. Did I mention the smell? It's incredible - I felt like I had just stepped out of a bakery (or a Starbucks) mmmm.

Strawberry Jam Tart scented soap

Now this soap is slightly smaller, but just as cute. My flatmate was most drawn to this soap, she can't believe how much it smells like a jam tart! It lathers up just as nicely as the Gingerbread Lady soap, and although it might not last quite as long, as it is smaller in size, if you're more of a fan of sweet smelling soaps - then this could be for you!

Ice Cream Delight scented soap
I'm not sure what the prices are on these, but they have two other scented products on their Etsy store which are both priced at £2.80 - these are Ice Cream Delight scented soap and Apple Pie scented Cupcake candle, which both sound gorgeous!

Step aside Lush - I think I know where my Christmas presents are coming from this year!

If you want to ask Levi and Laura any questions about their scrumptious products, Sweet Scents have a twitter and a facebook page so go and check them out!

Apple Pie scented Cupcake candle

You can buy the Ice Cream soap and Apple Pie candle from their Etsy store right now and I'm sure other scented products like the ones I've reviewed will be available soon.
Also, if you're based in Preston their products are on sale at Strictly Cupcakes!

I hope you like this review and it's given you a slight idea of where to get some beautiful bargain presents for loved ones (or yourself!)

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

Megan Diva xo

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Man of the Week #3

This week, I'm just going to cheat and pick three men - choosing between them is impossible!

On Saturday night I watched the 2011 re-make of Fright Night and absolutely loved it - it's one of my new favourite vampire movies - helped in no small part by the beauties that starred in it!

Colin Farrell as blood thirsty, ridiculous hot vampire Jerry
David Tennant showing his swagger as vampire slayer Peter Vincent
The beautiful Dave Franco has a small part as a douche bag bully
I haven't seen the 80's version of the film so I can't compare, but I just really enjoyed it and these three guys are just fantastic in it and I couldn't pick between them!

I've had a thing for Colin Farrell since Phone Booth and In Bruges, David Tennant is just perfect as he plays a Russell Brand type character, bit different from his Doctor Who days and Dave Franco just shows off the excellent genes he shares with James and plays a great small role - need to see 21 Jump Street again for more!

Let me know if you like any of my three Men of the Week, and who yours is!
Leave any comment or questions below or chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

New Lush Loves

Now I absolutely love Lush, and if I had the money I'd be there all the time buying new things to treat myself with, but sadly I don't so I try to limit my visits there until I really, really want something.

The change in weather has been wreaking havoc with my skin and my lips are so chapped I'm having to avoid my new favourite matte lipsticks because they just look terrible. So after I'd heard so many good things about the Lush lip scrubs, with the recommendation of my friend I went for the popcorn flavour - which is delicious!

As my favourite soap Lemslip was discontinued *sob* I asked the woman in the store what she thought were good dupes for it, and her recommendation was Northern Lights soap. It has a slightly more floral 'soapy' smell to it than Lemslip did but it's light and tropical and makes me want a drink of 7UP!
It may very well challenge Lemslip as my fruity favourite.

Popcorn Lip Scrub & Northern Lights Soap
Have you tried either of these Lush products, if so what did you think to them. And what are you currently loving from Lush?

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

Megan Diva xo

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sale Picks!

Cash is a little bit strapped at the moment so I'm limiting my online window shopping to sale only and today I found three pieces that are really making me want to dip into my bank account once more!

1. You can never have too many little black laces dresses, and at £15.00 this one from River Island is an absolute steal! It looks slightly high in the neck so I'd have to try it on before I commit to a purchase.

2. The Geek and Loser slogan tees are very popular at the moment, and I'm not sure which label I prefer but this grey one from Topshop is my current fave!

3. Now this is my risky little pick. It's over sized, it's a bold print, I sort of love it and it's only a tenner... ooh River Island what are you trying to do to me! It's another one I'd have to try on.

Let me know what you think of my sale picks and if you've found any amazing bargains lately!
Leave any comments or questions below and chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Sunday, 4 November 2012

NOTD - Bright nails for the dark skies

Who says you have to have dark reds and purples on your nails just because it's autumn?
I've never been one to stick to the 'rules' - I'm all for brightening up the current horrible British weather! 

Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish - Sky High*
NYC Expert Last Nail Polish - Lights Camera Glitter
The beautiful Rimmel Blue was actually one of my prizes from the lovely Nicola and the NYC glitter is a new fave that I just picked up from Superdrug!

Are you sticking with Autumn nail trends or breaking tradition? Show me your NOTD posts!
Leave any comments or questions below and chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo

Halloween Style

I went a little bit crazy with the Halloween make-up this year, using theatrical white face powder, breaking all the make-up rules of over-doing blusher and eyeliner and even sampled some Eye Rock designer liner creations as bottom lashes!

So here's a few pics of my look for the night, and a few of my friends who all looked fab!

My first attempt at studding my nails

Hey, doll face
Messing about with the webcam

A few shots of me and the gorgeous girls in my flat
What did you get up to this Halloween, and did you have any crazy costumes?
Leave any comments or questions below and chat to me on twitter

Megan Diva xo