Monday, 28 May 2012

Happy Birthday Glossybox!


I arrived home yesterday, from a weekend at home driving cool cars, to be greeted by my Glossybox parcel sitting invitingly on my dresser. I always look forward to the end of the month when their offering of 5 high end beauty samples will land in my possession. This time it's Glossybox's birthday, meaning an uber- packed box with a few added extras, including a really cute birthday balloon! 


I was quite impressed with the products I received in my box this month as there was a nice variety, although it didn't initially excite me as much as the April Natural box as I adored the Figs and Rouge Balm and the Caudalie serum. Here is what I got this month: 



Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum and Si Lolita: I thought the cardboard sleeves and tiny baby pink and pastel purple spray bottles were adorable, yet I am undecided about the scents. The original eau de parfum is definitely my favourite as its floral and sweet, prefect for summer. 

Berber Oil Hair Treatment: This smells divine, a bit like sweets and after a quick tousle through my hair today I have noticed that it feels softer and more sleek. We'll see! A review to come on this one!

Apivita Express Beauty Masks with Pomegranate: I cannot wait to try these out. They claim to revitalise, restore natural radiance and contain honey, olive oil and vitamins to moisturise and tone the skin. I'm a sucker for a face mask so these are already a winner!

Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath and Shower Gel: It's always handy to have a mini travel sized shower gel so I'm pleased with this. It smells lush and is inspired by the British Isles.. nice to see a bit of patriotic Jubilee fever making its way into the box. 

Eldora False Eyeslashes: These are quite extreme in my opinion and as someone who has never ventured towards false eyelashes a bit daunting. I will however be giving these a go and hopefully won't end up with eyelashes on my cheek half way through a night out. I like the fact that they come with a little pot of glue for easy use. 

Along with a compact Glossybox mirror which has now taken pride of place in my handbag, this box has definitely included a good variety of lovely products. The oil treatment and false eyelashes are exciting as are both products I've not really gotten into before and I am sure I will find a few gems. I'm excited to try out these products and I'll include some reviews at a later date.

Get your Glossybox from www.glossybox.co.uk. 

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Friday, 25 May 2012

The UK's Fastest Blogger 2012

Yesterday saw me out of the door for a horrendously early start with my mum who blogs at Inside the Wendy House, heading off to Silverstone for a day of Caterham 7 driving with buyagift. 


I have never really understood the whole 'driving cars for fun' idea. It has always been to me a necessary skill that gets you from A to B and hurts my ankles! However, upon arriving and being greeted by two Caterham drivers who provided definite eye candy, I knew this day was going to be for me! The day started at 8.30am with a briefing session before we  were let loose behind the wheel to test our drifting ability. 

Donning the crash helmets provided we took to the course three at a time. The lovely Caterham crew were so helpful (as well as handsome) giving us advice, feedback and the banter to spur us on. 


Seeing my mum's first attempt at driving, helped me feel relaxed and raring to go! After a number of embarrassing attempts to move off and stalling, followed by 'women driver' heckles, I got going. The car accelerated with so much force my head was glued to the headrest. The speedy vehicle nipped round the track so fast that I had finished my first lap before I knew it. A bit juddery at first, I eventually got the hang of it, particularly with the helpful and strange advice to take my right shoe off, earning me the title of 'Megan, One Shoe'!

I absolutely loved it! Slipping and sliding around the course was so much fun and pumped me with masses of adrenaline. In my mind's eye I soared effortlessly around each slalom and carried out donuts with expert precision. In reality, it fell somewhat short of that, but I didn't care because it was just so damn cool. My understanding of 'driving cars for fun' has definitely changed. It was the most fun I have had in ages! By the end of the day I was figuring out what I would need to sell to get my hands on one of those bad boys! Unfortunately, unless I come into a lot of money I won't be drifting around Manchester City Centre any time soon, but it is an experience I would absolutely love to do again! The Caterham 7 was quite frankly awesome, and not bad for the first car I have ever been insured on since passing my test in April!


The day was made better by the lovely company, the hilarious banter, the eye candy and the glorious sunshine. I couldn't have asked for a better day!

For an amazing range of driving experience days, whether you fancy a Ferrari experience or if a tank is more your style, then buyagift.co.uk has a great choice on offer. Days like this would also make for fantastic fathers day gift ideas

I must say, I am definitely a drift driving convert and I am already searching for my next thrill! 


* The Caterham experience day was provided courtesy of buyagift.co.uk but all opinions are my own* 

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Wish List


Michael Kors Rose Gold Sports Watch, Body Shop Banana Shampoo, Yankee Candle in Sicilian Lemon, Revlon Lip Butters, Disney Classics 2012 Mug

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Start Over?

With graduation looming and an unknown future ahead of me I have been feeling that getting my own little space on the web back will be a positive step. When I first started this blog I didn't have many expectations, nor did I particularly have a purpose or even a clue what I was writing about. I have had a rethink, a restyle and a new burst of enthusiasm for writing again. 

I hope to write about the things I love, beauty products, my style, days out, my new life aspirations and general chit chat. I look forward to my journey on the big world wide web.


I am starting a new life post- uni and I will be living it to the full and looking forward to meeting all of those people who have Not Met Megan yet. 


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