Saturday, 23 June 2018

   Something you may not know about me, is that I love Drew Barrymore, and she's always been a serious inspiration for me. I think she's an amazing actor, has given us so many iconic styles, and of course 90s movies. But did you know that she also has her own line of make up? Well, I didn't until this year, and it's called FLOWER Beauty - I mean, how pretty! As soon as I came across her brand on Instagram I immediately began having a nosy at some of the products.

   It's great to know that her brand is cruelty-free, and their empowering message of embracing your own individual beauty had me sold. Now, when you first go onto their website, you can actually grab 15% off your first order when you sign up, which is great to know if you're a first timer who just wants to try something out (Like me!). I'm assuming that the brand is also relatively new, since their line of make up isn't too extensive, which can be beneficial as you don't always want to be overwhelmed with choice at the make up counter. So, the only problem here, is that they don't ship to the UK yet! I was admittedly a little sad when I found this out, but I'm hoping soon they'll start delivering here as I'm so curious to try out so many of their products.

   After having a good look, I thought I'd share some of my top picks and fancies with you, just in case any of my American readers are interested. In terms of make up, I'm super intrigued by their Pore Perfect Stick Foundation, as I've never actually tried a stick foundation for myself, and this double-ended stick seems super handy and easy to use. The Glow Getter Liquid Illuminzer also looks incredible, as I've been using more liquid highlight recently under my foundation for an 'inner-glow' type of look. I was also shocked to find that they have sheet masks too, which I'm all for and have my own stash of them. Their Radiance Boosting Sheet Mask looks particularly good, and upon reading I realised that they're made in Korea, which any beauty guru knows that Korean skincare is some of the best around.

   As for their lip range, it was great to see that they had quite a few products to offer, but what stuck out for me was their classic, Petal Pout Lip Color - Especially the red shades in Ruby Rouge and Poppy Pout. All of these lipsticks have either a matte or cream finish too, so have a look to see which catches your eye. To finish off my top picks, as I could be here all day, I really do love their Weekender Cosmetic Bag, with it's bright poppy print and vibrant, electric blue colour - As well as the FLOWER Beauty hardware on the front. And finally, you may want to know that they also have a range of scents in the form of Eau de Parfums and Body Mists. Personally, the fragrance that stuck out for me was their Sunshine scent, as not only do I love the yellow packaging, but it also reminds of the Sunshine scent from Library of Fragrance which I also love.


To find out more, check out the FLOWER Beauty Website HERE!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

BROOKLYN

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   More colour, equals more fun. And for me it's more colour the better with this outfit, the only thing missing is my H&M Yellow Shoulder Bag, which I've done a feature on HERE before. I'd say that this look is a little more urban and sporty, with the oversized sweatshirt and sock-trainer combo. But with a pair of leopard, block heels and statement earring, it could also be carried on into the evening quite easily. The oversized sweatshirt in particular was something of a spontaneous buy, as I randomly spotted the bright pink at the back of a clothing rail, and noticed it was the last one in the store. Of course I couldn't leave it, and I'm glad that I didn't, as it's become one of my favourite pieces. The detailing of the piping is super quirky, and the clash of green and pink is right up my street. All-in-all, I think we could agree that this is a very 'Megan' outfit. This outfit combination has also been seen among my social media quite a bit, and so I thought it was about to time to give it it's own moment on my blog.


'Brooklyn' Pink Sweatshirt - H&M (Similar)

Striped T-Shirt - New Look Fashion (Similar)

Denim MOM Jeans - Zara

Yellow Socks - Topshop (Similar)

Red Lace-up Trainers - Converse

Friday, 1 June 2018

   With my time off from drama school, baking is usually my go-to pass time. Me and my younger brother will always have baking days, and since we were little uns, has always been something we enjoy doing together. That's why over Easter, we decided to try these sandwich biscuits, taken from the traditional Italian Baci Di Dama (Also known as Lady's Kisses). This recipe was super easy to use, and they were super simple to make vegan - Only having to substitute the butter for margarine, and changing the filling to ol' faithful Biscoff Biscuit Spread, but of course you could use other spreads like Nutella or jam. The biscuits themselves are also just as delicious by themselves, with their crispy outside and sweet, almond taste. This recipe will surely stay with me because of it's simplicity, and creates great tasting treats, perfect for bakers of all ages to try for themselves.



I N G R E D I E N T S

120 g Margarine / Vegan Butter

120 g Caster Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

120 g Ground Almonds

120 g Plain Flour

Lotus Biscoff Biscuit Spread



M E T H O D

1. Preheat oven to 180° and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. In a bowl, beat the margarine and sugar together until light and creamy, add the vanilla extract and beat again.

3. Add the ground almonds and flour and mix gently, being careful not to let the flour fly everywhere, until it forms a dough.

4. When dividing the dough, split into equal sized quarters, and then divide those quarters into five individual biscuits.

5. With floured hands, roll each biscuit into a small ball and place onto your prepped baking tray. Then press down slightly with the palm of your hand, making sure to leave a 3 cm gap between each biscuit.

6. Bake for 15 mins until golden and then leave to cool before sandwiching.

7. Feel free to dust with icing sugar and then fill with the biscuit spread.

Enjoy!

Friday, 25 May 2018

   I'm always one for a good bargain, and so when I came across this pink mesh top for only £3 (Yes!) I took my chance and got it for myself, not considering how I was ever going to style it. I guess it was a spontaneous shop. All I knew is that I loved the colour, and wanted to give pastel a try, as it's something that I'm not totally drawn to myself. Personally, when shopping for colour, I'll go for the brighter, more vibrant shades, but pastel can just be as flattering too, especially during spring. For this look I grabbed another pastel item from my wardrobe and layered it underneath, as I'm all about that layering effect. Because of this I also got my pretty, little bralet and layered that too, just to give some detail to the top and exaggerate the amazing ruffle hem from the mesh! Keeping it simple, I then went with some MOM style jeans, as the high-waist meets perfectly with the hemline from the peplum. Of course, it wouldn't be a 'me' outfit without some glitter socks and metallic details. These heels aren't used very much by me, but certainly give this look a 90s, space girl vibe, and complement the cool-toned lilac shade.



Lilac T-Shirt - H&M (Similar)

Gingham Bralet - New Look Fashion (Similar)

Pink Mesh Peplum Hem Top - George @ ASDA (Similar)

Denim MOM Jeans - H&M (Similar)

Lilac Glitter Socks - Topshop

Silver Heels - SimplyBe