Monday, 25 January 2016

Goodbye 2015 Hello 2016

This is the most spontaneous blog post I think I will write as its had no planning whatsoever. Im currently sitting in my sitting room watching silent witness having a good ol' think about 2015.
Maybe 3 weeks too late?

If I'm being honest 2015 was a great year for me. Being 16, finishing high school, a wicked 3 month summer break, my prom, starting college, meeting new people, a new job, holiday to tenerife and crazy impulse days out. However I want my 2016 to be even better so here are my 5 resolutions that
I hope to achieve.

1. First and foremost, be genuinely happy. Within myself and the life I'm living.

2. Spend time with those that matter the most. Your girlfriends ask you to go out? go out, have fun and don't stop smiling.

3. Explore different places. Whether is a nearby countryside or different cities, the world is ours to explore. ( However this can be expensive, so maybe save your money in a tin/jar for a last minute crazy trip away.)

4. Do more of what you enjoy. You enjoy fashion? girl you make your own catwalk! You love makeup? babes you work that natural lighting pic on instagram! Whatever it is, if it makes you happy doing it, embrace it!

5. Any finally pass my driving test!! Ive currently had 4 lessons, and its so hard and complicated but its something that will enable me to gain so much independence and maturity. Lets see how long it takes:)

These are just somethings I aim to accomplish within the next year. I hope they give you some ideas too.

Lets make 2016 the best year yet!!!!

Thanks for reading 

Meg x 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Happy Birthday Mum x

43 Years ago on this very day, my mother was born. Little did she know back then that she would grow up to be the most amazing mother anyone could ask for. 

I don't know how I can ever tell you in words how much I love you or how much I appreciate everything you have done and continue to do for me everyday. So today, on your special day, I just want to say thank you. 

Thank you for always telling me to never give up no matter how hard things get. Thank you for teaching me what it's like to fall in love. Thank you for teaching me how to fold my work trousers properly. Thank you for always giving your honest opinion no matter how crazy my ideas are. Thank you for letting me do me and for never telling me who I should be. Thank you for teaching me some of 'life's biggest lessons' like how to wash dishes properly and how to hang up my clothes so you don't have to iron them haha. Thank you for giving a sister who at times can be my best friend. Emphasis on 'at times'. Thank you for always making me laugh and making me smile through rough times! Thank you for giving me independence and bringing me up to be a respectful young lady. And finally thank you for being one in a million 

I hope you have had an amazing weekend living it up & that you get everything you want and deserve. 

I love you.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

My Everyday Make-up

So I thought I’d do a little post about the make-up I wear on a daily basis. These are the make-up bits I grab every morning before I go out or head to college. Im not a heavy make-up wearer however I do love experimenting. These are the products that I love and that work best for me. Im not a massive fan of heavy coverage foundations as I feel they feel quite heavy on my skin, however I do love a good concealer. 

The 'Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer' is an ultimate fave of mine and I find myself repurchasing it bottle after bottle. It covers my many imperfections and lasts a long period of time which ticks all my boxes. This retails at around 5.99 (not to expensive) and is sold in many stores including Boots and Superdrug. As for powder, many transparent powder works well for me and this is the cheapest I’ve found at 1 pound a pop. They all sort of do the same job.

Im not skilled enough to master the perfect contour, so abit of bronzer does the trick just fine for me. The 'Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer' is another fave of mine. This has received many mixed reviews however I love it. It has just the right amount of pigmentation and isn’t too orange or muddy looking. 

As for brows, this is the task I find the most laborious. My brows will always be my arch enemy (pardon the pun;) as I can never get them to look the same or get them a way I like without spending 2134 hours on them! The 'Make-Up Revolution Brow Arch and Shape’ much like Soap and Glory Archery has a felt tip nib and also a pencil nib. I like to switch between them both to try and get the ‘perfect shape’. This does the job and is very budget friendly retailing at around 3 pound. 

The part that pulls the look together for me is the mascara. Mascara can instantly change the way a person looks within 3 seconds. My go to mascara at the moment is the ‘Benefit Roller Last’. It lengthens and thickens my lashes instantly which is what I love. This isn’t the cheapest however I’m sure there are plenty of dupes floating round the inter web. As for lips, I tend to go for a lip balm or maybe one with a slight tint depending on my mood. I think the Maybelline Baby Lips are a good shout as they are affordable but also are a very good product. 

I hope this gave you an insight to what I wear on my face everyday. If you have any recommendations just let me know and I’ll be sure to check them out.


Thursday, 1 October 2015

11 things I learned throughout high school…

Friends will fade away but thats ok. - Throughout your years in education so far, you will have made new friends and lost old friends but thats perfectly normal. You will meet people who brighten your day and you find out who your true friends are. In high school, having things in common with people doesn’t really matter, its down to loyalty. Its who will be there for you when you need them the most that you cherish forever. A friendship also works two ways, if theres no effort on their behalf, accept that theres not really a friendship worth fighting for.

Everyone is battling their own battle. - The issues you may face at home or within your friendship group, I’m pretty sure very other individual faces too. Don’t judge a book before reading and be kind and understanding.

If you're a girl, basic essentials are key! - Even if you’re running late or have no organisation skills what so ever, essentials such as bobbles, kirby grips, a bottle of water, lip balm and ‘lady care’ are must haves for your school bag. The amount of times I’ve been desperate for a drink of water and didn’t have one handy is endless. Make sure you learn from this and don’t make my mistake. Its important to keep hydrated. :)

You can’t have it all. - You can’t be the most talented student, the funniest class clown, the brightest mind or the most attractive person. In the end it all comes down to face value. All that matters is your personality and how kind you are to others. 

Your parents do know best. - There has been many a time when I’ve gone against my mum and dads advice for me to then wish I had listened to them. They have lived in this world without you, however you haven’t lived without them. More often than not they would have experienced what your going through and may have some tips on how to deal with any issues or problems you’re having. Also they only want whats best for you, remember that.

Its ok to make mistakes. -  Not every move you make will be perfect. The best solution is to identify the mistake and learn from it. Everyday you grow more as an individual meaning mistakes are a necessary part of everyday life, but only you can decide how to overcome them.

Be a shepherd not a sheep. - Just because everyone is going out and getting drunk does not mean you have too. Chances are you’ll have just as much fun watching and interacting with the intoxicated than you would joining them. Also alcohol may not be your thing. Don’t do anything you don’t want to do.

Be the best version of you. - Because everybody else is taken. You are good enough, remember that! But also remember to love who you are. You can’t ask someone else to love you if you don’t have love for yourself. Do things that make you shine and make you happy and also surround yourself with the best people! This way you won’t go wrong. 

Have Fun. - High school is the time that your education becomes somewhat serious however don’t let this take away the fun and enjoyment that comes alongside it. These will possibly be some of the best years of your life. Its when you’ll meet new people and experience new things. Make sure you take a step back now and then to enjoy whats going on and treasure the memories forever.

Don’t look back with regret. Looking back now after my ‘high school experience’, there are many things which I wish I had of done differently or maybe took the opportunity to do. Rather than doing these I cared too much about what I looked like, or whether it was a cool thing to do or not. Please don’t let this hinder your chances of experiencing amazing things. Trust me you’ll regret it.

Your grades do not define you. - Last but not least, the grades you achieve for your GCSE’s do not determine the rest of your life. (Something I learned a couple of months back) Lets say I didn't achieve the grades I thought I would and had longed for. However college found something for me! Im now studying Business which was still available for me even though I didn’t get what I thought I needed. So the future is bright no matter what path you chose to take! As my Mum says “Your best is good enough” 

(we heart it)

These ‘lessons’ are just somethings I learned throughout high school. I hope some of you can learn from them or maybe pick up some tips to make your experience that bit better.

Thanks for reading

Meg x