Beautiful Cornwall

I headed to St. Ives with the boyfriend and his family for a few days to check out the sites. Being the foodie I am, the fresh Cornish seafood and ice cream (pistachio, my favourite!) on offer were perhaps the greatest highlights! Haha...

St. Ives is a beautiful seaside town, and we had a lovely time checking out the cute little shops and paddling in the freezing English sea.

We also headed to St. Michael's Mount on the south coast. I visited Mont. St. Michel a few years ago and was curious to see how this 'daughter foundation' (or English extension) compared. The weather was the same for both visits (drizzly and cloudy), but Mont. St. Michel had a much greater presence about it. After all, it is much larger and more atmospheric. That being said, St. Michael's Mount was still a beautiful place to visit, and the wade back from the island to the mainland at low tide was definitely a fun little trek! The grounds are incredible, and on a clear day, the view from the top must be stunning.
Mega Love xx

The girl who cried wolf.

It may not officially be Autumn until the 23rd, but it sure feels it.

Top and Jeans - Zara
Eyes - Dark Diversion Fluidline and Plum Dressing shadow (MAC) blended through the crease, Satin Taupe shadow (MAC) across the lid, Dark Diversion again as winged out liner.

And now off to a BBQ...only in England...!

Mega Love xx

Top Lip Products

I love lip products, but I'm very picky about what I use. I stay away from products which are drying, sticky, slippery or rediculously overpriced. I have a lot of lipsticks and balms, but very few glosses... just my preference. Of course I tend to gravitate towards particular colour themes at different times of the year etc. but these are 7 staples in my collection that I wear all year long and never get sick of. That being said, I highly recommend them to you! :)

1. Hazard (Topshop) £8
Long-lasting, true blood red, satin finish, fades gradually and evenly. Wear is about 5 hours I'd say, depending on what you are doing!

2. Impassioned - Amplify Finish (MAC) £13.50:
Warm hot pink, definitely more orange/coral in there than blue undertones. Great for a statement lip that isn't red. Really comfortable to wear, lasts about 4 hours I would say, again depending.

3. Hue - Glaze (MAC):
First ever MAC lipstick. Glaze lipsticks are semi-sheer and very moisturising. This is the perfect nude for me, as anything too beige or pale makes me look like a corpse :-/. This makes the lips appear very full, has just a bit of a hint of pink to it to warm up the face. Many, many people love this lipstick..I can see why. Wear is 3 hours or so.

4. Hibiscus [Ltd Edition] - Cremesheen (MAC):
This came out with the Surf Baby collection this Summer, and I have worn it SO many times. It is an orangey-coral that hints at a red lip. As the finish 'cremesheen' suggests, it is very moisturising, feels like a lip balm when worn. Wear isn't as long though, maybe 3-4 hours. SO GORGEOUS!

5. Angel Delight Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream (Collection 2000) £2.99:
This is by far the most unique lip product I have ever tried. It looks like a gloss in the tube, goes on like you are wiping a cotton pad over your lip, and dries to a satin/velvety lipstick! When you rub your lips together it feels a tad velvety..very pleasant :). I absolutely LOVE this is a great mid-tone nude and I wear it most days. OH! And they smell like Angel Food Cake - to. die. for. Lisa Eldridge highly recommends these, and at £2.99 they are a steal.

6. Scandal Pout Polish SPF 15 (Sleek Makeup) £4:
I believe this came out with Sleek's Valentines Day collection earlier this year. I had never tried the pout polishes, but decided to give this one a try. It is a great true red, with blue undertones -  looks AMAZING on cool and neutral skin. It is basically a tinted lipbalm, but honestly these give the same pigmentation of colour as a glossy lipstick. The bright colours in particular would be a great option for those who aren't quite ready to take on a lipstick, but want a hint of that bright lip. Wear is a good few hours, and they taste and smell of vanilla or cakey-goodness, and they fade evenly.

7. Lip Venom (DuWop) £15:
I remember popping into a Sephora about 7 years ago to pick up some of this stuff as it was ALL THE RAGE. My friend and I got home and tried it, and were super intrigued and excited by the slightly painful tingling sensation it brought to the lips. This is the original lip-plumping gloss. Slightly sticky, smells like spicy cinnamon and ginger, and definitely a winner in my books. Ingredients in the gloss cause a slight irritation to the lips (non-harmful!) which increases blood flow to the area. The result is bee-stung looking, fuller, pinker lips. Nifty and quite fun :). I must add, planting a kiss your other half with this stuff definitely adds the element of surprise ha!

L-R: Hazard, Impassioned, Hue
 L-R: Hibiscus, Angel Delight, Scandal (No swatch of Lip Venom as it is pretty clear!)

Mega Love xx

Holding onto Summer

September is well and truly here. The days are getting noticeably shorter, mornings and evenings are chilly, the back-to-school vibe is all around, and all the Autumn fashion is in stores. I paired one of my favourite Summer dresses with a snuggly cardigan and moccasin boots. I love these kinds of rusty orange colours anytime of the year, but they are especially fitting for Autumn :).

Dress - Zara (Spring/Summer Collection)
Cardigan - New Look
Boots - New Look (old)
Bag - Next (Spring/Summer Collection)

Mega Love xx


The MAC Me Over Collection hit my MAC counter yesterday, and after quite a bit of research online before the launch, I had in mind a couple of things that I was pretty keen on picking up. This is a collection of re-promotions and Artist faves; it is massive and there is a lot on offer for a plethora of tastes out there. A full review can be found here, in case you're interested:

To start off, I love MAC's Fluidlines (gel eyeliners). I have re-purchased Blacktrack and use it at least 3 times a week for a winged liner look, and also have Dipdown, a dark brown that makes a nice day-time friendly version of the classic black. This collection saw the release of 4 Fluidlines, and I picked up Dark Diversion and Avenue.

Dark Diversion is an interesting reddened burgundy and looks great on those with green eyes. This is a repromote.

Avenue is a black-brown with gold shimmer shot through it. The shimmer isn't too noticeable when worn on the eye, but the colour is gorgeous, and an interesting, softer alternative to jet black.

The last product I picked up is an Eyeshadow from the permanent collection: Satin Taupe. It is MAC's best ever sold eyeshadow, and I can see why! It's funny, I have re-purchased an eyeshadow trio called Cappucino from No7 since I was about 16. It's got 3 neutral colours in it, one of which is very similar to Satin Taupe, except less pigmented, and more grey than brown, but I got to the point where I was repurchasing this trio JUST for this colour! I am so happy I picked this up, it is an absolute staple in my collection already, and flatters every skin and eye colour, so I highly recommend it!


Overall, I would say that this is a great collection! There were many more items I could have easily bought, but I had to draw the line somewhere for the sake of my poor bank account =(. Go have a look and let me know if you purchase anything!

Mega Love xx