Monday, 30 September 2013

no no no just NO

 So after seeing the the sunday girls post about all the new products barry m are bring out I got extremely excited . One of the main products were the matte nail polishes but after having a look at the colours painted on nails they really aren't my cup a tea at first sight  . Even looking at the pictures make my teeth go all funny , I know weird right ? So I thought I would have a google search and above being one of the not so nice example and below a more professional go - Im still not a 100% sold however I will be having a try when barry m launch the range to give it a fair go .

My opinion may completely change once Iv applied my first coat but right now Im really not to excited.

These pictures do not belong to me and were found on a google search*

Friday, 27 September 2013

Seventeen flawless poreless primer

As I have a major pore problem I see myself buying any face primer that claims to reduce your pore size. I personally have never come across this kind of primer before, I don’t see many balm type primers all of the ones I currently own have a liquid consistency . It has a solid texture and the way that I apply it is with my fingertips, the fingers warm it up and it applies smoothly onto the skin. I found the texture of my skin once applied very soft and foundation just applied so smoothly across it. The primer is transparent and doesn't feel thick. It did reduce the size of my pores but it did not make them to disappear, it is better than some primers I have tried. It helped my foundation to last longer than what my usual primer does. I would highly recommend this product and it is also very affordable.

                                                          Seventeen flawless poreless primer £5.99


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Heaven in a bottle


For the past couple months my hair has just been dry and overall just not really nice. So I tried all the lotions and potions and just gave up on the idea of having healthy hair till I could afford a professional to sort my birds nest out. 

This was until I went shopping with my little mum who brought some new clip in hair extensions and was told that to keep them from drying out you need to spray a Aussie leave in conditioner on them. So that night when I got out the shower and noticed I run out of my normal heat protector , I thought what the hell and I reach over  for my Aussie leave in conditioner which I haven't touched since before the start of the year. I then just plaited my hair and went to bed ( I know going to bed with damp hair isn't the best but I was being lazy) I didn't really think much of it at all but when I woke up and took out the plaits to find that the difference was crazy good.

The majority of my hair was soft and glossy, the ends were a lot better but still a little dry but so much better than before. From now on there's no looking back Aussie leave in spray all the way - not only does it work but its smells out of this world amazing and only £4.49 !!! Heaven in a bottle some might even say 

Has anyone tried any different types of the aussie leave in spray ? 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Stay matte!

I was so happy to see the Rimmel stay matte foundation in a local boots the main reason why is because it is a matte foundation and I have such oily skin I am always looking for a matte foundation because I really hate having a shiny face. This is a mouse like formula which just glides smoothly onto the face, I personally have the best results when I use a beauty blender. As soon as it was on my face I did fall in love with it and I can see myself repurchasing this over and over again. It gave of a flawless finish, it also covered up little blemishes and gave me a even consistent colour. Its has a light weigh feel with medium to full coverage it lasted all day. Have to say this is one of the best foundations I have found in a while.


Friday, 20 September 2013

My seasonal must haves

With autumn just around the corner I started to think about and research, my must haves for the upcoming months. From my research I have found out that deep earthy tones is what most of us will be wearing. This includes a whole range of colours starting from deep browns, copper, greens, cranberry and my personal favourite plum. Below I will show you the products which I shall get great use out of in the next couple of months.

Barry m-Grey
Essie- Raspberry
Essie- devils advocate
opi-Tease-y does it
opi- pepe's purple passion

Rimmel- summer fever
The Balm-swiss dot
Bellapierre-Desert rose
Elf- mellow mauve

N07- Berry
Look beauty-Berry vamp
Mayebline- continous cranberry

Pixi- eye glow cube
sonia kashuk- eye on dazzling colour 03
too faced-Insurance policy collection


Tuesday, 17 September 2013


A couple months back I got a free sample of the L'oreal EverRiche conditioner in my cosmo mag and I feel in love after using it. It made my hair super soft and airy . So I then went to boots the next day but it weren't on sale, after that I tried alot of shops and it weren't till now that I finally got my hands on it.  So I just got super duper excited and purchased a couple extra items from the range. 

EverSleek Shampoo - £5.99
EverSleek Conditoner - £5.99
EverRiche perfect elixir - £6.99
EverSleek Absolute smooth intense mask - £6.99 
(Its also 3 for 2 in boots so if you want to try them out nows the time !)

They had the whole collection for sale for all different types of hair , so I went for one most suited to my hair type which was the Eversleek for frizzy , overworked hair plus the EverRiche perfect elixir. Overall Im so excited about using them all but mostly the  EverRiche perfect elixir as its a spray that you put on after your shampoo and conditioner and wash out after (minimal effort - thats what I like ), Iv heard nothing but good things about this product so fingers crossed it does what it says on the bottle.

I will be posting a short review on these after using them for a couples weeks so do pop back. 

Any one else tried any products from this new range ?

Monday, 16 September 2013

On a mission

Birthday presents on a budget 

It's my little mums birthday tomorrow and well not being on the wealthy side of life, I was on a mission . I had £30 in my pocket and had a plan to find 1) stuff my mother would use and 2) get as much as I can for my pennies.  

My mum really isn't the easiest person to buy for she has everything she needs and well what is there to get for the women who has everything they already wants.Finally it came to me after many a hour thinking , MAKEUP ! She don't really wear alot as she's already beautiful ,still on the young mum side of life and always busy. So I got to thinking of all the product I could that worked well and required minimal effort. It was also buy one get one half price in boots so I got lots for my money and I also had no7 vouchers to use.

I used a old glossybox to save a bit of money on wrapping paper. Its like my own Homemade Glossybox

 Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara
Rimmel London Stay Blushed! - I must say this is such a good product 
No7 nail polish 
Rimmel stay matte powder 
Bourjois healthy mix foundation 
Maybelline Instant age rewind
Revlon lash potion 

Soap and glory - hand maid ( come in the 3 for 2 offer on mini bottles)
mini simple moisturiser 
mini toni and guy dry shampoo 
Aussie 3 minute miracle conditioner (got this with my boots points )

Something a little extra 

My little sister then joined in and we managed to get her some of her favourite products - 

 So Iv never realised that boots even do makeup bags mainly because I spend most my time in the makeup counters but when I saw this I got a little excited and thought it was so lovely and was only £10 so we had to get it .

The Iwhite teeth brighter which she loves ( Im not to keen I have a really small mouth and they don't fit in and it weren't a great experience ) and she uses them all the time. I got these on p a romo for just £19.99 instead £30 which was a steal . We also got her the insolence perfume which I have mentioned before , that really weren't much as a steal to be fair I think we got robbed it cost us £40.50 in boots but I usually pay around £20 in a perfume shop but we left it to late to complain .

                                          What are you favourite high street products ?

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Holographic nails

The colour club

External beauty on left and cloud nine on right

One of my major loves is holographic nails, unfortunately I only own two of the polishes for now! Searching through various blogs I came across theses amazing holographic nail polishes known as the halo hues from the colour club. The two that I own are clod nine (2012 collection) and external beauty (2013 collection). There is not a bad word that I can say about these polishes apart from the availability the only placed have been able to find them is eBay and amazon.
The formula itself is thick which is the way I like my polish, with these you can put on one coat and up are ready to go. I would not advise to use a topcoat since it tone down the effect. I usually get around 5 days wear out of these polishes. Topshop are currently selling their own holographic nail shades.

What are your favourite shades at the moment ? 


Poped into boots the other day and left with most of the newly realsed seventeen collection and a few lip products, the seventeen collection was made up of all face products, concelears were a main part of it.
I brought four concealers a primer and also a powder 
My first thought of them was the colour range was not amazing for each of the products there was only around three colours the items which I reach for the most are the phwoarr paint this concealer is made for under your eyes it actually looked amazing I used it to highlight and I loved it, the finish its left is what I want in my under eye concealer and also the miracle matte powder I am also loving as I do have oily skin I like to have a powder to take the oil away and this was lovely to touch up with took away all of the oil.

I also ended up purchasing these two lip products the Maybeline 24 colour products I have to say are one of my favourite products they do last a long long time and I always find myself picking up new colours every now and then, I also got one of the new Loreal lipsticks I got mine on the shade Julianne, I am loving the colour of this lipstick it is the perfect my lips but better and it also warms my skin up unlike other nudes which I own that wash me out, which this product defiantly does not do. I do wish that they would have a longer wearing formula.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A little bit of a overstatement !!!

Maybelline - super stay 24 hour 

 I'm always on the look out for things that last long and work really well and after coming across this in my local boots I thought I would give it ago after finishing my MAC Mineralize skin finish powder. Well the day final come last week when I hit pan on my mac powder so all week iv been using the Maybelline - super stay 24 hour .

So when I first put this on I loved it ! It felt nice on my skin, gave me good coverage and didn't dry my skin out but 24 hours stay it did not. The powder last me till I got home in the evenings so around 10 hours of coverage . Fair enough with any other powder lasting that long I would be happy but stating on the packaging 24 hour was a little bit of a overstatement for me . Overall I would say this is a great powder and one I will probably re-purchase again along side my mac powder.  It may last longer on some people but for me it weren't the 24 hours :( anyone else used this powder ? 

whats your fav powder at the moment ? Im always on the look to try new things .


Monday, 9 September 2013



Nail duo in vertebra
I was so happy with the results of these polishes i just had to share them with you. A couple of weeks ageo I was scrolling through asos and saw that Nars was having a sale, well it would of been rude no to look. I ended up purchasing the Nars nail polish duo in vertebra, this nail polish was created with Nars by Pierre hardy. The packaging of the nail polish was so cute it came in a mini shoe box and also with a mini Nars dustbag the duo does not have separate names for each of he colours there just called left and right and this is really the only fault that I could find with this product.
The colours are described as a dusty rose and a coral both of these polishes applied beautifully, there was no streaking or bubbling, from the first swipe I cold tell that it was a formal that I would like I generally like formulas that are quite thick and it really did live up to that, it just applied so glossy and smooth both of the colours lasted on my nails for a week and I have to say that I have now fallen in love with Nars and will be purchasing more of their nail products in future.

Has anyone used nars nail vanishes before ?

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Megan Elle and Nicole (beyond the lips)

Helllo all you amazing people

So I started this blog on my own as a result of me and my best friend starting separate blogs but we decided that it would be a lot more fun to go on this adventure together . Both loving the same things and with Nicoles shopping addiction and my photography skill I think we can give it a good go.

About us
Me and Nic have been friends since I started her Secondary School in the last couple years and we become very close in the past 6-7 years.  We also love shopping and the majority of the time we will go together and spend hours on end in boots.

Anyway we plan to post religiously every Monday , Wednesday (Meg) and Friday (Nic) but I'm sure ul see lots more pop up and even a challenge every month .

Hope your all having a fab weekend 

Friday, 6 September 2013

FACE OF THE MONTH with beyond the lips

Face of the month (beyond the lips )

Hi guys, I thought that I would share with you my go to face of the month.

Look beauty foundation (shade 1 and 2 mixed together)
MUA matte perfect powder to set my foundation
Elf mist and set to keep everything in place ( gone through at least 10 bottles)

Elf warm bronzer to contour with
Vivo blush in sugar candy

HD brows the two remaining colours I mix together for brows
Soap and glory Lid stuff in smokey donkey( diamondust on lid and smokin on the outer corner to darken up the eye)
collection extreme 24 hour felt tip liner

Bourjois elastic mascara

Kiko lipstick ( no name on tube)

So whats your favourite face of the day product ? 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

25 facts about me tag


well I planned this post a day before Nicole joined "luvs that" but I thought I would post this seen as its all done. Nicole will be posting her 25 facts sometime in the next month so please pop back to have a look 

1 .  My initials spell out the first 3 letters of my name MEG

2. Im 19 years old soon to be 20 ( which is a very scary thought for me )

3.  Im a uni student/photographer/part-time sales assistant/blogger

4. I have green eyes

5.  Im covered in freckles

6. I only own 2 pairs of heels

7. I love capturing moments in pictures

8. I can spend hours on end in boots

9.Giving people personalised gifts that iv made makes me happy 

 10. I have a younger sister who Im very close 2

11.The only album i played in my car for almost 2 years was ed sheerans +

12. I tend to overthink things

13. I love winter and getting all snugged up

14. Il try anything once

15. Im the eldest grandchild on both sides of my family

16. I could eat jubbly ice lollies all day long ( I used to call them pies when i was younger )

17. I love to sing any time anywhere (Nevertheless I sound like a strangling cat )

18. I love all thriller movies with either liam nelson or Bruce Willis in

19. Anyone that has a voice and owns a guitar, I love ( mainly ed sheeran and passenger)

20. I cant stop playing holy grail by jay-z or how long will I love you by Ellie Goulding

21. Pastel colours are my favourite

22. I wish I could live at sea for the rest of my days

( sadly no one deliver parcels at sea so it’s the land for me)

23. My guilty pleasure is listening to old Disney songs/any old songs

24. I very much dislike the sound of people eating – even thought I make those noises 2

25. Those little yellow men from despicable me hold my heart   

Well thats 25 random facts about me - Let me know some of yours or  if we have any in common ? If you are a blogger and have also done the 25 facts tag about your self, leave your link below I would love to have a read !

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

CANDY YUM YUM DUPE ! Beyond the lips

 Hi Nicole here, on my part of the Blog I will basing it on make-up reviews and also  bringing you dupes of my favourite high-end products. I thought as this is my first post, I would bring you my favourite dupes.

For months now I have watched various YouTube videos were I have been told that candy yum yum could not be duped. I believe that I have found a dupe for it and the lipstick , Rock Candy by Look Beauty. Candy yum yum is a little darker in the tube but when both are on the lips they look like a perfect match. Mac's version is better as its opaque with one swipe whereas the look beauty version was opaque in about four swipes. The mac is also longer wearing ! I got a good five hours out of it, if you don't want to spend the money on the mac version look beauty is just as good but for me its Candy Yum Yum all the way 

( These photos were taking outdoors hours apart thats why there is a change in brightness to the images )

What are your favourite dupes for mac lipsticks ? 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Get the look - Rock chic

Professional photography or make-up artist, I am not .But I do love it and any excuse to style a shoot and il take it .So I got together with my sister friend and her little sister to do a urban shoot but I got too carried away and we ended up with a rock chic . Any who , below is all the make-up I used to create this make-up look. 


So I absolutely love all products and would recommend them to every one ! 

1 - MAC mineralize foundation ( NW20 )
2 - Collection concealer ( fair 1)
3 - Benefits stay don’t spray
4 - HD Brows
5 - Sleek palette ( STORM 578 )
6 - Maybelline eyeliner-matic  (brown-sepia )
7 - Bourjois maxi delight bronzer ( 02)
8 - Benefit – HOOLA
9 - Lancome Blush ( 02 rose sable )
10 - MAC mineralize skin finish (lightscapade )
11 - Lancome l’ABSOLU ROUGE (132 )
12 - YSL Golden gloss 15
13 - Rimmel scandaleyes retro glam

Thanks for popping by , 

Ps if you join me over on instagram I have a short behind the scenes footage of the shoot x