29 November 2015

Advertising | Meet My November '15 Advertisers!

Hey, I’m Lorna from www.studsanddreams.com. I’m a 22 year old photography graduate working in social media and around 3 and a half years ago I started Studs and Dreams as a little place on the internet I could use to document, well, just about everything I love. I write about beauty – I’m a self-confessed makeup and skincare obsessive – so that’s very much a favourite and a frequent feature so you can expect to see quite a bit of that. I also post a mix of fashion, lifestyle and food posts. If you’re in London, I’ve got an ‘Eating in London’ series that you just won’t want to miss. I try out (all of the) restaurants so you don’t have to, and tell you where’s the best of the best. So if you love beauty, food or fashion, I hope you’ll find a little something you might like on Studs and Dreams – eek! 
Hello! I'm Amanda from www.classicgrl.com. My blog is a space where I document my family, life, adventures, things I love and everything in between. I was born in Australia and I moved to the UK in 2014 to be with my boyfriend after being in a long-distance relationship for 4.5 years. We have just had our first baby, our precious boy Elijah and we are enjoying every moment with him. 

Hello, I'm Momena from the fashion/beauty blog silentandshy.blogspot.co.uk. I started my blog around a year ago as I had become obsessed with reading blog and watching YouTube videos and instead of focusing on work. I have always been obsessed with beauty products and fashion wear and this completely justifies my reason for spending and buying. On my blog you can except products reviews and outfits. I have recently redesigned my blog and love if you could head over and let me know what you think. You can follow me on my social media channels to keep up to date with all my new posts and purchases. 
Blog. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. Bloglovin.

Hi, I'm Vicky from www.thebloggingbrunette.com a beauty and lifestyle blog. In addition to my five years experience working in the beauty industry I'm also a compulsive shopper and love trying new restaurants and experiences; all of which I share on my blog. If beauty, baking and hauls are your thing: I'm your girl!
Blog. Twitter. Instagram.

Make sure you go give them some lovin'! If you'd like to advertise me in any further months, you can find out all information, statistics and prices here.
Megan. xo

27 November 2015

Fashion | My First Designer Bag...

I'm not going to lie, writing this has got me mega excited and giddy. I got a pretty cool new addition to my accessory wardrobe so I thought it was well worth sharing with you...

Now you should know by now that when it comes to clothes and whatnot, I am no slave to designer labels. Give me an ASOS dress or a Motel Rocks playsuit (like the one I'm wearing, wink) annnnnyday. Not that there's anything wrong with a bit of designer lovin', but most of the time, it's just not for me. HOWEVER. When this stunning Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Backpack from MyBag landed on my doorstep, I wanted to cradle it like a puppy. It is just super beautiful. The leather bag is matched with the softest suede tassels and a rather unique vertical zip down the back. It is such a practical bag, making sure that I have both hands when I'm nipping my hands through the SALE rails in Topshop!

I decided to pair it with my super fluffy MinkPink jacket (similar here) from a few years back. This is a staple piece when the weather gets warmer and it'll have a firm place in my wardrobe until it falls to pieces. Under it, my lovely lederhosen style Playsuit which makes me want to yodel and keeping in with all the suede that's going on in this outfit, my new Fringed Boots from InTheStyle. My last outfit was full of suede too, it's like a common trend these days! I'll try add some different textures in my next get up...

Let me know in the comments what you think about this outfit? Are you into designer bags? I usually am not too fussed, but this one is just right up my street! What designer brands to you go to for a bag? 
Megan. xo
Check out my November advertiser - Studs and Dreams!

*This post contains PR samples.

25 November 2015

Skincare | The Hormonal Line Up

Girls, we all know it. That time of the month where our hormones go sky high; We could argue with a lamp post and eat our body weight in sugar and boy, does it all play havoc on our skin...

My chin without a doubt loves to give me little red bumps full of surprises when I'm on my period. I know that it's going to happen and I await patiently with my skin care saviours to ensure that it's dealt with quickly. One of my all time favourite spot treatments is Lush's Grease Lightning (£6.50), I've used it for years now and it's always one that I seem to come back to. I'll always apply it right before I go to bed on spots that are both just red blobs, or seem to have broken the skin. It does slightly 'crust' on the skin when it dries, but I have no issue with that whilst I'm sleeping. It reduces the size of any blemishes over night and calms the area down slightly - per-fect.

I'll always have one or two nights during that oh so fantastic week where I'll treat my skin with a face mask and recently I've been going between two. First off is the Nip+Fab Kale Fix Clay Mask (£9.95) which is unlike any other clay mask that I've tried. It doesn't 'dry' on the skin as such, instead it has witch hazel which helps to draw out impurities and has a moisture complex that leaves the skin feeling soft. If I'm not using that mask, my next port of call is the Jurlique Purifying Mask which does exactly what it says on the tube. The only bugger is, I can't find this online ANYWHERE! I don't want to hype it up too much, but it's bloody fantastic. I can only hope that they've slightly reformulated it and changed the name...

Finally, as I've said time and time again on this lil ol' blog, spot scarring for me is my biggest issue. The littlest of spots can leave scars on my face for weeks, so to help combat this I like to use oils as they seem to be the most effective. After my beloved affair with the Trilogy Rosehip Oil, I have since been trying lots of different oils to see if I love any just as much! This Perricone MD Chia Serum (£62) has been doing the job very well, transforming my scars over night and making my skin over all look brighter and more alive.

So there's a little line up of a few products I like to use during my more hormonal time of the month. Let me know down below if your skin changes and if so what products you find work well to get it back to normal. Thank you so much for reading.
Megan. xo
Check out my November advertiser - Studs and Dreams!

*This post contains PR samples.

23 November 2015

Lifestyle | Feeling Good this Winter

Okay. It's snowed now. It is officially winter. As the months get colder, it does take it's toll on many aspects of our life. So here's some things to keep you feeling good this Winter...

Lots of Chocolate | There is no time better for lots of chocolate consuming than in the winter. There is something so comforting about warming yourself up with a hot chocolate with a side of chocolate - yeah that's right, chocolate double time baby! I always take my hot chocolates one step further when it's closer to Christmas, playing with flavours, adding lots of marshmallows and cream, even the odd sprinkle if I'm feeling up to it! It's bound to make you feel good.

Lots of Me Time | The dark nights are rolling in which makes me want to grab blankets, roll up like a sausage roll and watch copious amounts of Netflix. Okay, I totally should be concentrating on my dissertation but there's so many series' to watch and so little time! It's so important to have time to yourself and in Winter I seem to have a lot more time to do so and I have no shame! Pop that warm bath on, add in a Lush bath bomb or bubble bar and wham, bam, thank you mam, you are sorted!

Lots of Looking Good! | What way is better to help you feel good than looking good!! Looking after yourself and your skin will make you 100% feel better. Hands are known to get awfully chapped in the winter, so make sure you're using lots of hand cream to ensure they remain soft! As far as my lips go in Winter, I seem to get an abundance of coldsores thanks to my heritage (cheers guys!) so I'm always looking for ways to prevent them and Sorefix (available online, you can get a FREE sample!) does just that. It helps not only get rid of coldsores quicker, but prevent them in the future too - PERFECT! 

There's three simple steps to take this winter to help you to feel good, have no shame in LOOKING good either! There's nothing wrong than wanting to look after yourself! Everyone take care of themselves this Winter, let me know your steps to feel good, I'd love to know...
Megan. xo
Check out my November advertiser - Studs and Dreams!

*This post contains PR samples.