Halloween Episode 2

So the outfit fun continued into the evening! Hair and make-up a tad more pin-up this time. All that needed to be added to the mixture was a hot little red dress!

More to come tomorrow! Mega Love xx

I wear pearls and red lipstick.

Halloween is my JAM! Any excuse to dress up and be someone else for the day is always good fun! Today I have to dress up for work, so I decided to go with a 1950's housewife:

More to come, with my REAL halloween costume on Monday :) eep!

Mega Love xx

Carmine Beauty Box!

After FleurDeForce's great review of her first Carmine Box, and a subsequent '£5 off your first box' offer she had for her viewers, I decided to give it a try. What better way of finding out about new beauty products out there than signing up to a box that hand-picks a great selection of luxury samples and full-sized products for you?! I was AMAZED by the contents of this box. Definitely, DEFINITELY worth (much) more than the £10 (+ £2.75 delivery) it retails for!

The box is beautiful quality and incredibly luxurious. The packaging is very stiff so it is a bit tricky to open, but the top lifts off to reveal a gorgeous green inside, filled with lots of goodies!

                                                                (L-R: Fratboy, Peach)

1. TRIND Nail Repair Natural. This is a full-sized polish bottle that aims to strengthen nails. My nails are always breaking and peeling, particularly in the Winter, so I'm excited about trying this out.

2. CAUDALIE Vinosource Quenching Sorbet-Creme for dehydrated skin. This looks like it is going to be a big help this Winter, with my dry, sensitive skin. It contains no parabens or phenoxyethanol, is hypoallergentic and especially made for sensitive skin. Luxury sample of 10ml.

3. DANIEL SANDLER Eye Delight in 'Peach'. This loose powder eyeshadow is a gorgeous shimmery peachy/gold that is definitely the shadow you need for days when you just want a pretty wash of colour across the lid. The perfect shade to take you through Spring and Summer..though I'll be rocking it this Autumn too :)! Full size product of 3g.

4. BALANCE ME Super moisturising hand cream. Definitely on the greasy side, but the trick to this is apply some from the tube onto the back of one hand, then rub the other back of your hand onto it (this way avoiding the product getting onto your palms!). 98.8% natural, contains no parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicons, dea, pegs, propylene glycol, artificial fragrances and colours - WOW! A great handbag size at 30ml.

5. THE BALM Fratboy Shadow/Blush. I saved the best for last! A full sized gorgeous blush (not too sure I'd use it as a shadow...) at 8.5g. Very cute retro packaging with a flip top and a handy mirror inside. The colour is a rosy pink with a slight peach tone to it. Very pigmented and incredibly smooth in texture. I'm still so amazed that they put this in the box! Amazed and over the moon :)!

All in all, I don't think I could have asked for a better box of goodies! I am so pleased and would highly recommend Carmine; just hoping all boxes to follow are of the same beautifully high standard.

Mega Love xx

Stuck in a moment

Stuck in a moment....
Now, this could be a good thing, or a bad thing. If you're at a good point in your life, you will want it to last forever, but if you're going through what I refer to as a stressful 'trial period' then you'll quickly be wishing it on its way out the door!

I'm in my third year of uni, doing a marine biology degree that at times makes me want to curl in a ball and never get up again. First year, I took myself way too seriously and didn't allow much time for fun. Result: I did really well, but didn't make many memories or friends. Second year rolls along, I made a million and one friends, let my hair down and partied. Result: Didn't do my personal best (still did well though), but made too many memories to even begin to count. Also, found the love of my life :).

Year two merged into three, with dissertation work over the summer and I felt like I just haven't had a break. I work my booty off, and still feel like I'm falling further down the 'work' spiral. If the jump from year one to two is a kick up the bum, year two to three is a catapult into space. NO JOKE. [I always used to think third years made it sound so dramatic, and thought they were feeling a tad sorry for themselves, but no... they weren't lying!]

HOWEVER, in my moment of lounging on my bed, part-working, part-feeling sorry for myself, part-online shopping, part-email replying, I had an epiphany! Life is a serious of ups and downs. The easier, fun times WILL come back again, but til then its a case of work hard, play harder! I would like to share with any of you uni-goers my tips for getting things on track. AKA the path to success!

1. DO NOT WORK ON YOUR BED: If you're in halls or a student house, you almost definitely have a desk. It may be covered by junk, but move them and get your butt infront of it! This is crucial if you want to train yourself to associate desk: work and bed: relax

2. DON'T SPEND WORK TIME BEING HALF-ARSED: If you have set aside time to work, actually do it. Don't type a little, then check facebook, then type some more, look at Topshop.com! you need to set aside a few hours to get your head in there and work hard, then eventually when the time is up, say to yourself 'I'm done, I will now do as I please'.

3. IF IT IS RELAXATION TIME, ACTUALLY RELAX: What I mean is, if it's a night out, or a coffee meet-up with friends, try your best not to moan about how stressed you are with work or how you feel it is never going to end. Talk about other hobbies or interests that you may have forgotten about! Also, don't worry about work, or make 'to do' lists when you should be having chillax time

4. MAKE TIME FOR SOMETHING YOU LOVE: It may feel like you never have any time for anything, but it is important to find a hobby that you love, and make time for it. I love exercise - I think its the best way to destress and feel good about yourself, so I've just joined a gym with my friend to keep up with the jogging etc. when it is cold and rainy this winter. (Student gym fees are often verrrrry affordable!). ALSO, I plan on getting back into knitting...I'm feeling some delicious cable jumpers will be cropping up in pictures soon! :)

5. GET ENOUGH SLEEP: Whilst I realise this is a slightly absurd thing to preach to a student, I mean it! Have your night or two out a week (probably more if you're a Fresher), but the rest of the time, get your sleep. Oh, and a good breakfast helps the day run a tad smoother.

I really hope this helps! If you've got any of your tips for a less stressful life, whatever you do whether it be studying, working, or parenting then please comment below!

Mega Love xx

One fine day.

I'm loving socks and sandals. There was a time that I never thought I would utter those words...

Go on, give it a go!

Hat - New Look
Jumper - New Look
Shorts - DIY
Socks - New Look

Mega Love xx

Fancy A New Look?

Happy Autumn! I love sunny Autumn days more than almost anything :D!

Head to ankles: New Look
Shoes: Sugar

Mega Love xx

Take on that chill

A couple days ago I was on my way to work and thought, for the first time this season, 'ooh! cold!'
It took me a wee bit by surprise to be honest. Today has been a big milder, but windy and drizzly. I yanked out the old leather jacket, and feel Autumn is really here :)

Jacket - Topshop (Last year)
Sweater - New Look
Scarf - Some market somewhere haha
Shorts - DIY
Boots - New Look

Now out for Thai food.. nom nom nom :D!

Mega Love xx