Monday, 12 October 2015

Moving to University!


If you saw my Results Day post from August, you may have guessed why I've taken such a long break from blogging recently - I moved to university! It's been a crazy month filled with a lot more booze and less sleep than my body is used to, so it's been a bit of an adjustment!

Friday, 4 September 2015

What I've Been Loving Lately #1

I realise that I haven't done a Favourites post in a little while and this isn't going to be in place of that either, because I wanted to just talk about some of the random bits I've been loving lately, mainly just to see if anyone else is as sad as I am!! So here's 8 things I've been loving lately!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Poker Stars All-In Kitchen, Bristol



If you saw my Week in Outfits post last month, you'll have already heard that I attended a Poker event in Bristol recently, but today I decided to dedicate a whole post to the event and tell you all about it!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Results Day!


If you follow me on Twitter, then you may have realised that last Thursday was a pretty important day for me - it was my A Level Results Day!
I was considering writing a post the night before talking about what I hoped to get the following day and what it would mean for me if I did/didn't get the grades that I needed, but I decided in the end that I would be too depressed if I didn't get the grades to look at the post afterwards and it may have led to me suddenly abandoning my blog in shame of not getting the grades!
...I did get the grades, by the way.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Pineapple Cilantro Yankee Candle

I've been a bit of a Yankee Candle fan girl for a number of years now and if you are also a candle fan, you'll know that there is no feeling quite like that when you have nearly finished a candle. Today I thought I'd say RIP to one of my favourites for this time of year, Pineapple Cilantro.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni


I'm off to uni fairly soon and I've made it my mission to make sure that I at least have a basic understand of how to cook before I go, so last weekend my best friend Sophie and I decided to tackle a Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe adapted from this recipe by Jamie Oliver, and we thought we'd share it with you!

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Revlon ColourBurst Balm Stains

On the plane home from Spain, I noticed that EasyJet had a package of 3 of the Revlon Colour Burst Balm Stains for £16, plus there was a 20% off sale, so I couldn't resist snapping these up! I've been meaning to try these for a while now as Revlon in general do my favourite lip products, and I thought I'd share my thoughts on them with you today!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Week In Outfits #1

I've had a fairly busy week this week doing a little bit of everything so I wanted to share what I've done on here, but I haven't really taken many photos of what I've been up to, so I thought I'd give you a little overview of what I've done followed by a picture of the outfit I wore!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Five People You Meet In Heaven


As I mentioned in my Dead Ends book review, I'm part of a Bloggers' Book Club, and this time I got to pick the book we were reading! My dad got me The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom for Christmas and I've been looking for an excuse to read it ever since, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Week In Pictures #7

1: I'm still so in love with this dress from DressLink! 
2: The bugs in Spain certainly took a likening to me... I'm covered in bites 
3: An example of what holiday lunches look like every day! Think I might've put on just a bit of weight 
4: Managed to find a fake Triangl bikini for just €14! 
5: We went to visit the beach and stumbled up some peacocks and saw some baby ones hatching from eggs and it was a magical experience 
6: I've actually only really used my Kindle this holiday, I've converted to the dark side of eReaders!


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Week in Pictures #6


1: On our terrace there were rocking chairs that were the cosiest little things you could imagine, I've spent many evenings watching the world go by from up here! 
2: Mum and I have a little balcony and I couldn't resist taking a picture of the view at night 
3: We bought an inflatable Dolphin and mum managed to catch a picture of me riding it... I look so pale! 
4: My nana looked after my younger brother and sisters one evening so mum and I could go out for a meal together, it was lovely! 
5: We've played cards pretty much every night so far. Wish I could say I've been winning... 
6: Picture of the pool and a bit of the view! 
7: Sleepy cuddles in the evening for mum with my two little sisters and my little brother in the corner 
8: These sorbet ice lollies were my favourites as a kid on holiday and we found some at a restaurant - I couldn't resist!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

What To Expect From Glastonbury Festival


For those of you who don't know, I recently went to the one and only Glastonbury Music Festival for the first time! I had an amazing time and it really was an experience like nothing else, so I thought I'd write up a post explaining what to expect from going to Glastonbury for those of you who who have never been! In case you didn't know, Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday to Monday over the last weekend of June every year. It is in a small town called Pilton near Glastonbury in the South West of England, which conveniently for me, is only about 30 minutes from my house! I'm not sure how well known Glastonbury is around the world but I'm guessing from the amount of BBC coverage and the artists who perform there that it's a pretty big deal in the UK at least, not just in the area that I live in. So, given that there's a lot of hype around Glastonbury each year, it can be hard to tell how much of it is exaggerated, or what the festival is really like. So, what can you expect from Glastonbury Festival?

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Week in Pictures #5

1: I made my friend take this photo while I was driving because I thought it was such a pretty sunset 
2: Later on that evening we ended up ordering 3 sundaes between the two of us and they were all delicious. No regrets. 
3: Somehow ended up with a free day between Glastonbury and Prom and my holiday AND there was nice weather, so I actually spent time in the garden with a book?!
4: Prom time! These are my 3 friends who I went on holiday with last year and who I love a whole lot 
5: This is my friend Adam who offered to be my date for the evening and got just a little bit drunk and adorable 
6: SO many selfies. So many. 
7: My friend Patrick, who doesn't actually go to my school anymore so it was lovely to see him! We also went on an adventure the next day, feeling a little bit worse for wear but I didn't get any pictures of that 
8: We finished off the evening with some fireworks and all in all, it was a lovely way to say goodbye 
9: The school my little brother and sisters go to had a Prize Giving Day and it was decorated like a beach hut, with buckets and spades and seagulls and it was so cute




Thursday, 2 July 2015

What's In My Travel Make Up Bag?

I'm going on holiday in a few days and am in the process of packing my make up bag for while I'm gone, so I thought I'd share with you today what I've packed with me so far! Just a side note that I'm bringing all three of my Naked palettes - yes, I know that's excessive! - but they don't leave much room for anything else when they're in this make up bag so they're going in my case separately, so of course I forgot to include them in this picture! I also haven't got around to cleaning my brushes yet so I'm not including them in this post either!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Week in Pictures #4

1: I had my last ever exam and thus my last time having to wear my school uniform! 
2: Ended up going a tad overboard with Glasto shopping - 6 bags of food alone... 
3: It's not Glasto if you don't end up with major hay fever and covered in Glitter! 
4 and 6:  Some of the photos of the stages I took were stunning so I just had to put them in! 
5: Me and Rebecca were reunited with our best friend Antonia and had to take a selfie to prove it of course 
7: On our last night, we trecked up to the Glastonbury sign and it looked so pretty all lit up! 
8: I met up with my little brother who went with family friends to watch his guitar teacher play a set 
9: I never did figure out what the big tower was or what it did, but it sure was pretty and a good landmark!



Sunday, 21 June 2015

Week in Pictures #3

1: As you can tell from my 'My 18th Birthday!' post, that was the main event of the week!
2: On the Friday night, we all got dressed out and went clubbing in Bath for the first time as a group!
3: Typical Megan dropping her phone and smashing the screen on her birthday... 
4: I will never not be terrified of this photo.
5: This photo is my only acknowledgement that I had exams that week. They will never be spoken of again. especially C4 
6: If you've read my birthday post you'll know we did this to my brother's door on his 18th too - crazy to think that was 5 years ago! 
7: As well as being my birthday this week, it was also my best friend Tonicha's! It was like a week of endless celebrations 
8: Photos of me and my stepdad are very rare and this one always makes me giggle so I had to share it! 


Friday, 19 June 2015

My 18th Birthday!

Recently, it was my 18th birthday and it was honestly one of the most memorable days of my life so far! I'd just like to start off this post with a little thank you to all of my wonderful friends and family members who made it a day I will always remember fondly, as it was full of lovely people and lots of laughter! I was absolutely spoiled for my birthday this year - everyone went above and beyond to show their love for me and there were many times throughout the day where I just sat quietly with a massive grin on my face, unable to get over how special I felt. I really did feel like the birthday princess!!  I'm not really going to go into the materialistic/presents side of the day in this post because that can often come off as sounding like bragging, or showing off how much money someone has. My family are fortunate enough to be able to have enough money to make days like this really special and I know that if we weren't as 'fortunate' (although I do really hate that word!) as we are, then most of this won't have been possible, although I don't think I'll ever be able to fully explain my gratitude with this post, so let's just get on with a rundown of the day, shall we?

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Dainty Doll Cream Blush in 0003

I'll be honest when I say that I've never tried a cream blush before because they've never really appealed to me! But I've have this Dainty Doll cream blush in my collection for a while after ordering it by mistake and never returning it, and I've really been enjoying using it recently, partly due to the formula and of course partly due to the shade!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Oreo Cheesecake Recipe


As I mentioned in my April Month in Review post, my brother's girlfriend and I made an Oreo cheesecake by following a recipe but then not quite having the right ingredients - but we think it came out even better than it was meant to, so I thought I would share it with you here today!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

April 2015

And so, another month has passed! I feel like April had a lot more going on than I've got written on my calendar but I don't think there's much missing from it... It was a pretty crazy time though so let's get going!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Dead Ends

A little while ago, I saw that Fleur from WishesandTea was starting up a Bloggers' Book Club and I decided to join in! Evidently I've not been a very good member as this post is 10 days late but it wasn't actually reading the book that delayed me, but finding time to sit down and write this post! The first book we decided to read as a group is a YA Novel called Dead Ends by Erin Lange.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Dr Jart Clear Away Gel

Today I thought I'd review a product that came in one of my BirchBoxes a little while ago that I've been using a lot recently and share my feelings about it. It is the Dr Jart Pore Refine Clear Away Gel, which is a chemical exfoliant, which claims to exfoliant and smooth the surface of your skin.

Friday, 3 April 2015

X+Y

On Thursday, I went to go and see the film X+Y with a couple of my friends after watching the trailer and thinking it looked pretty interesting! If you know me personally, you might know about my intense love affair for Maths... Yes, I really am that lame! But the second I heard that about this film, I begged my friends to go so off we did and today, I thought I'd share some of my thoughts about it.

Friday, 20 March 2015

#LessIsMore

A while ago, I heard about EmmaLouise's #LessIsMore campaign, where she's challenging bloggers to create a face of make up using only 5 products and I decided to join in!


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Why My Mum Is The Best!

You know how at the start of Hauls/Collections/Birthday posts, people will try to clarify that they're not meaning to brag, they're just showing what they've got? This post is the opposite of that - I have every intention of bragging about what an amazing mother I have here! So - this is my mum Michelle! I hope she won't mind me posting so many photos of her on here... Oops!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Sisterhood of the World

I was nominated by the lovely Karis to do the Sisterhood of the World tag, which is a bit like the Liebster Award, which I have already done here so check that out if you're interested for another post like this!

Rules
Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
Answer the ten questions you were asked
Nominate 10 other bloggers
Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Driving!

A large part of the reason why I haven't been feeling up to posting much lately has been because I have been very stressed out about something... My driving test! I started driving on my 17th birthday, June 17th last year, and finally decided a few weeks ago with my instructor that I was ready to do my test, which I did on Monday 2nd March.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February 2015

Hello everyone! Sorry for my lack of posts lately. If you follow me on Twitter (@MeganMcMahon022) then you'll have seen that I decided that I wanted to take a little break from blogging while I got my life sorted out a bit more and I can't say I'm quite finished doing that yet but there's a few end-of-the-month posts I can't help but do so here I am! Last month I decided that I would start a 'Month in Review' post and I got some pretty positive feedback from it so I decided to continue! It's actually really helped me to keep my calendar organised and actually encourage me to use it, which is always a good thing!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Wicked!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen that I was fortunate enough to be able to go and see Wicked as part of a Christmas present from my ever so amazing mum last night at the Hippodrome in Bristol.


When we got there, the whole building was glowing green and they'd even put out a green carpet to celebrate the occasion, which I thought was a really lovely touch! There were also posters and banners dotted all around the city which myself and my friend Sophie squealed at every time we saw. It seemed like the whole city was getting excited for the show!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Mac Quad

I realised I haven't posted many make up bits and bobs lately so I thought that for today's post I would show you my Mac quad so far. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Galentine's Day!

(Image courtesy of Clockwork) Now I have never seen Parks and Recreation so I feel bad calling this post GALentine's Day after realising it was meant to be yesterday but I'm sure you can forgive me and my lack of wit for not being able to come up with another title...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Sweet Treats Popcorn*

I was recently contacted by a company called Sweet Treats on Twitter (@Sweet_Tree_Co) and was sent a sample of some of their popcorn to try and let you know what I think!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Body Shop's Camomile Cleaning Butter

Today's post is one that I promised in my January Favourites post last week and it's a review of my new Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter! I bought this after seeing a lot of rave reviews from bloggers and I thought I would add my opinion to the mix. 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

BPW UK


If you read my January in Review post last month then you'll have seen that on the 15th and then again on the 31st, I took part in a public speaking competition run by an organisation called BPW UK. I am really grateful to have been able to participate in this as I feel like the whole experience taught me a lot, and it introduced me to BPW and what they do, so I decided to write a post about them today!

Friday, 6 February 2015

The Handmaid's Tale

Hello everyone, today I'm back with another post about the book that I'm currently reading, which is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood! 
This book is one of my three coursework texts for my English A Level (I'm doing the AQA English Literature A Love Through The Ages course - is anyone else doing that? Let me know, it would be so cool to find someone else!) and the other two are Romeo and Juliet and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, both of which we studied in class. This text has been an independent study so I've had to devote a lot of time to it, hence why there weren't many #CurrentlyReadings in January - I think I only managed to read two books in the whole month because of this!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Sighh Designs Phone Case

For those of you who follow @pollyvdsz on Twitter, you may know about her online shop Sighh Designs and her cute phone cases. I've seen them all over Instagram for years - I even remember when she made a personalised one for Velvetgh0st that people could buy - but it wasn't until she closed her shop over Christmas that I decided I finally wanted to take the plunge and buy one. As usual, the heart wants what it can't have!

Monday, 2 February 2015

January Favourites

What a month January has been! If you're interested in seeing a glimpse into what I got up to, I posted a Month in Review post on Saturday talking about some of the things that have happened, but this post is all about some of the beauty products I've been loving throughout the month!

Saturday, 31 January 2015

January 2015

I'm thinking of starting something new on here where I take a picture of my calendar at the end of every month and talk about some of the noteworthy things that happened to me this month - what do you guys think?

Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Netflix Tag!

This tag was created by Alice Spake at Annie Writes Beauty as a way for fellow Netflix addicts to share what they’ve been watching and discover new shows that others love. Thank you Alice, as Netflix is my obsession right after beauty! And thank you to Jo at Miss Josiana for tagging me (and also for unknowingly letting me steal your introduction!)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

January 2015 Birchbox

I recently subscribed to Birchbox to see what I think of it so I thought that today I'd do a quick little overview of what I got in this month's box!  This month they've teamed up with Women's Health to create a box that creates two of my favourite things - beauty and fitness. I'm not sure whether I'll be keeping the boxes for my Birchboxes every month like most people tend to do, but I certainly will be keeping this one - it's so darn cute!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

My Attempt at YouTube!

The lovely Kayleigh (VeryBerryCosmo) posted a link on Twitter last week to her latest YouTube video and it reminded me of the time last summer when I attempted to make my own YouTube channel, so I figured that today, I would share some of the videos with you all!
All of the videos on my channel are now Unlisted aside from my Document Your Life videos because I love them too much to not let other people watch them, but the rest are an exclusive for all of you reading this post!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume Review

 Does this make me a grown-up lady now? 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Getting To The Gym!

(If you cannot tell by how tiny I am and also how long my hair is, this is quite an old picture, but it's one of the most recent photos of me actually working out in the gym!)
Ever since I started going to the gym over a year ago, I've really grown to love it! I'll be honest in saying I didn't warm to it instantly, but now it's one of my favourite ways to spend 'me' time. So today I thought I'd share a few of my tips, now that it's the middle of January and you may be lacking in that 'New Year, New Me' spirit that made you join up in the first place and encourage you to keep going!

Monday, 19 January 2015

The Children Act

This one is a bit of a cheat as I've already finished it, but I've decided I want to try and do a post about every book I read this year so I thought I'd do one anyway!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

My New Coat!

So far I've avoided doing outfit posts on my blog because I don't have anyone to take pictures for me really but frankly, I love this coat too much not to feature it so excuse how awkward some of these pictures are!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The British Tag

Hello! I'm feeling a wee bit awful today as I've come down with the flu recently but fortunately, I've been scheduling posts for a while so I'm hoping I will barely even remember how ill I feel whilst writing this when it actually goes up. Ever since Sammi from The Beauty Crush posted this tag, I've wanted to do it so I decided that today is the perfect time to sit down and do it!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Securities vs. Insecurities

After seeing this post on Aymie's Blog a little while ago, I was really inspired to write something similar of my own, so today I've decided to talk about what I do and don't like about myself.
I think in society, we're encouraged to be secure in ourselves and to love ourselves, yet if we ever said we did not have any insecurities, we would be seen as cocky and arrogant, so you just can't win really! At the end of the day, there's always going to be something that we dislike about ourselves but I prefer to look at them as something to improve on, rather than something to get down about. At the end of the day, we are the ones living in our own bodies, so it is our opinions that matter more than anyone else's.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

If you follow many Booktubers on Youtube, you may recognise this book. A lot of people started reading it last year so I added it to my Christmas list as a lot of the people I followed recommended it, but once I got it, I never actually got around to reading it! I think I started in the weeks following Christmas but then distracted and never made it past about Page 50... I've been awful with my reading lately and I figured that a book all about bookshops would help kickstart me into doing it a bit more, right? Well, yes in a way, I'm well over halfway through the book now so it's definitely helped me get back into the swing of things, but I was so wrong with what this book is about!

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Little Princess Trust!


I mentioned in this post last week that I've been trying my best to keep my hair in good condition whilst it grows out again, and I thought now might be a good time to do a post explaining why I decided to cut my hair off in the first place!
When I was about 13 years old, I discovered a charity - and I can't remember what it was called - that accepted donations of hair to be turned into wigs for people who had lost their hair due to illnesses such as cancer, but the one flaw was that they were insistent that the hair had to be free of any chemicals like hair dye or perms etc. At the time, I had highlighted hair and I was gutted that I couldn't donate it, as it was something that really interested me! 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Candy Canes Candles in January?

Personally, I absolutely adore Christmas candles but I do think they have their time and their place. That's not so much because I don't want to smell the candles in the middle of July, but I associate scents and memories really strongly together so I don't really want to make my Christmas candles less special by mixing them with summer memories, if that makes any sense?

Monday, 5 January 2015

The Winter Blues(-Greys)

If I had to say what my favourite colour nail polish to wear, it would be a mix between blues and greys, and I just think they're perfect to wear all year round! Today I thought I'd do a post about my three favourite shades.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

December Photo Challenge


Hey guys! Just to let you know that I've had a little clean up of my blog and I've condensed my photo challenge into one page, just to condense it all into one space!
You can find it here if you're interested and this photo shows what the challenge entailed.
I really enjoyed doing it and it was a great way to get excited in the run-up to Christmas! Unfortunately I lost track of it after Christmas Day and decided to stop doing it, so consider it more of a Christmas Countdown (which I also did on my Instagram) if you're interested in seeing a bit more of my life! 

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