Thursday, 5 October 2017

September Favourites | 2017

Happy October everyone!! It is now officially the month of Halloween so I can watch Halloween movies, which means a watch list will be on the way very soon! But first of all onto my favourites from last month, which is quite small and random for once.

First of all is a book, which I am yet to finish but so far it is brilliant! I bought it for a Spa day I had last Saturday, which was a present for my 18th back in March. The book is one that I found from doing some online browsing on amazon, which I do quite a lot actually... It annoys my mum sometimes as it's her amazon account so she is always getting emails suggesting things she may like from what I've looking at. Oops. The book is called The List by Siobhan Vivian, who I had never heard about before but after reading the blurb I was interested and it seemed different to the books I had read before.

Next is a clothing item, this is super strange but I have fallen in love with an oversized denim jacket that I bought near the end of the summer holidays when I was down in Essex. You may have seen it in my first back to school post of the year, if not here it is. When I first ordered this online it was huge, and not in a good way so I had to send it back. However when I was in Essex we went over to Bluewater and they had a misguided, so of course I tried the next size down on and it was a fit! So of course I had to buy it. To make things better there was still 20% student discount so rather than it being £35 it was £28!

My next favourite is not an item but in fact a person/people, as it is a variety of YouTube videos that are all about University. Since the majority of my friends have in fact moved away to university or still here but at university I thought i'd search the web for video's all about it, as this time next year that will be (we hope). I have come a wide variety of different videos, mainly looking at their university rooms or seeing what their experience has been like so far.  One youtuber I have enjoyed watching for that sort of video(s) is Emily Rose.

Finally onto music favourites and if I'm honest it is just my October playlist which consists of The Sctipts new album, Dua Lipa's new album and some other random songs from R5, dodie, Scouting for Girls, Taylor Swift and Hailee Steinfeld. - September 

I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet favourites for this month! Thank you so much for reading.
Love Meg x 

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Back to School | University of Lincoln Open Day

It is officially that time again for me to start looking at university's, and I am very very excited to start looking around again. When I first started looking at university's I automatically fell in love with Birmingham City University, but after waiting over a year I am beginning to properly look at them.

When I first started looking at Universities I had no idea what sort of campus I wanted to go to, where in the Country and most of all what subject I actually wanted to study. I originally looked at two campus based Universities and 3 city based ones, and realised that a city campus was defiantly for me. I didn't like the idea of being in the middle of nowhere, but for some people that is what they are looking for. For example I have a friend who has just started at Keele University which is basically in the middle of nowhere, but she adores it because she use to live in an area surrounded by fields. On the other hand I have a friend who is now in London at Westminster University and she loves that too because she is right next to the tube so can travel into Central London when ever she wants. It all depends on where you want to go, and where you can picture you're self for the next 3 years of your life.

So far I have booked 3 University open days for the University of Lincoln, Birmingham City University and De Montfort University. Saturday was the open day for Lincoln. My Dad and I spent the majority of the day up there, started off by registering and getting some booklets about the university before meeting my friend for lunch. As she has just started doing Law at Lincoln, so I had a nice catch up with her discussing the university, how she likes Lincoln and generally gossip about life. After having lunch we headed off to a talk about the course I want to do - Criminology. However we were too late, but we got to speak to another professor who teaches the degree along with a 3rd year Criminology student at the University. Therefore not only did I get to talk about the course, with a student I got to learn about the University and City from a students point of view which was wonderful.

After that we just decided to look around the city, did a little bit of shopping before walking up to the Cathedral. However I have decided if I chose to go to this University I will only be going back up 'steep hill' when family members are visiting or a need to go to a shop up there - only if its an emergency though!

Saturday was also Pride in Lincoln, so we got to witness the parade walking past us whilst eating lunch and seeing everyone dressed up for the occasion - was very pretty.

Thank you again for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
Love Meg x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Back to School | My First Day

A week late but it is finally here... My first back to school post for the year along with a line up of great posts this week. My first week back was a little bit chaotic but I believe I am back into the swing of everything which is wonderful.

Tuesday was my first day back and was I prepared for everything? No I defiantly was not but I was prepared for the lesson I had that day as I got no work for Psychology - all my summer work was Geography. My Tuesdays don't start until 12:30 too which is wonderful apart from the fact i had to go in and register this morning which meant waking up at 6:30 but hopefully soon that won't be too much of a problem for me - I won't get into that now as I want to do a aims / objectives post for this school year as it is my final year at Sixth Form.

My Make-up:
Smashbox Colour Corrector Primer - Adjust (Green)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation - 01 Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - 01 Fair
Rimmel London Brow This Way, Brow Sculpting Kit - Dark Brown
Rimmel London Brow This Way, Brow Styling Gel - Clear 
Rimmel: London Stay Matte - 00 Translucent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer 
Maybeline Lash Sensational - Black
Rimmel London Matte Lipstick - Trendsetter
Avon Setting Spray
Mario Badescu Facial Spray

Black Topshop Jaime Jeans 
Urban Outfitters BDG Pink T-Shirt
Misguided Oversized Dark Blue Denim Jacket
Black Old Skool Vans

Thank you for reading and I hope everyone enjoyed the first week back or good luck to anyone starting College/Sixth Form/University! I wish you the very best, enjoy it!

I also created an instagram so be sure to check it out - megaanphoebe

Love Meg x 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

July Favourites 2017

Summer has finally arrived, Sixth Form is over and I am back with a working MacBook!! Since I have been gone have been trying new things and become obsessed with so many things, so of course my first post back is a favourites. Again this favourites is lacking make-up/hair/beauty favourites as I haven't really found any recently but hopefully there will be some soon as I plan on purchasing some new make up soon - my list is ready for pay day.

So first of all is a first time purchase and I have only ever mentioned this brand once, back in March. I finally, after trying the original version, bought the Smashbox Colour Corrector Primer - Adjust (Green). I have been using it every day since I purchased it and I have fallen in love. I only ever used the baby skin primer before I tried the small Photo finish primer from Smashbox that my friends got me for my birthday. I had seen youtubers use all the different ones and I thought the green one would be perfect for me as I have quite red skin. It works wonderfully and makes me foundations go on easier and smoother along with getting rid of the main areas of red slightly - as it can't work miracles, my skin is constantly red.

Next I am jumping straight onto music and I have 3 new albums to to talk all about, and the first one you may guess if you know me or read my post regularly. Of course it is The Vamps new album Night and Day (Night Edition) - I am listening to the song My Place off the Album as I am writing about this. Of course this had to be featured in the favourites for July as I also went to see them perform this entire album in a small intimate gig in Sheffield on 10th July. It is quite different to their previous album and I have fallen in love with every song off it, can not pick my favourite! If someone asks I'll tell them one and then change my mind. Today as I am posting this it is 5 years since The Vamps posted their first cover, which is insane!

Next is Imagine Dragons new album Evolve and I only listened to it as my brother bought it and my mum has had it on in the car 24/7, if not I would have only listened to Thunder and Believer. My friend originally got me hooked on Thunder and then Riverdale got me hooked on Believer but once I listened to the rest of the album i fell in love. I had never really been a massive fan of imagine dragons, I loved some of their songs before but my friends had never got me to listen to an entire album but I'm glad they did this time.

Now to TV shows, and I mean it wouldn't be a favourites if I didn't mention a tv show and this time it is Degrassi Next Class : Season 4 as it was added to Netflix on the 7th July but I didn't watch it till later on I think. It was another emotional rollercoaster, the same as the other seasons, but the stories that were told were beautiful and I honestly adore all the characters and stories they tell. I would highly recommend as it isn't the same as your typical high school tv drama.

My second and final tv show favourites is one that if you are from england then you will most likely have heard of it and you will either love or hate it, and it is of course Love Island series 3. I was almost forced into watching it and it took me a few episodes to understand what the hell was going on, who was who and what the purpose of it was. However after a week of watching (as it was on every night at 9pm, but not Saturday's) I was very much hooked and was always in front of my tv or laptop at 9pm.

My movies this month of course were mentioned in my last post, but the main ones I have been watching this month has been Before I Fall, The Outsiders, Descendants 2 and Fast and Furious 8.

Not that many favourites this past month but I will make sure there is more for August's favourites! Don't forget I am making the monthly playlists over on my Spotify if you want to check out what I listen to each month - July 2017. Thank you very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this!
Love Meg x 

Monday, 24 July 2017

My Movie Watch List | Summer 2017

I get so excited when I can share things like this, movies are my favourite things so I LOVE writing these posts. There isn't really a theme for this one, like the last 2 which were Christmas and Halloween. These are just my favourite movies at the moment, on DVD but also in the Cinema as there are some brilliant films out now or are in the process of moving from cinema to dvd.
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Fast and Furious 8
  • The Outsiders
  • Descendants 2 
  • Before I Fall
  • Stand By Me
  • Grown Ups
  • Grown Ups 2
  • War Dogs

When I finally got round to watching this movie I cried so much (if you know me, then you know thats normal for me), but it honestly such an amazing movie. We hadn't had a chick flick like this in so long and I needed one! The last good one I think was the Duff or LOL - which are also both brilliant movies. 

This summer Showcase Cinema is showing Stand By Me again, as in March it was 30 years since it was released in the UK. It has to be one of my favourite movies, especially for this time of year because it is all about friendship. Yes the boys go looking for a dead body, but it shows all the different aspects of friendship and general makes me happy. After I watched it for the first time last year I then understood all the Stand By Me references in Big Bang Theory that Sheldon made to Will Wheaton, as he is one of the boys in the movie along with River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell.

After 6 years my favourite movie series (apart from Marvel) finally brought out a new movie - Dead Man Tell No Tales. After the last one in 2011 I was always hoping there would be another one just so they could redeem themselves as it was honestly awful. Thank goodness but the movie was amazing and made me very happy!!

Grown Ups 1 & 2 are just movies that I can watch whenever, they will always cheer me up if needed and just generally make me smile too. I adore all of the characters and the actors they picked to play them, such as Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. The 4 of them together just work and they make the movies so entertaining.

I hope you enjoyed this post and its great to be back at this after not having a computer for so long! Thank you for reading and I will see you very soon!
Love Megan x 

Friday, 2 June 2017

MCM Comic Con London 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome back - I have been super excited to write this post! I also just want to explain another lack of posts this month, as my mac hasn't been able to turn on since last Monday so I haven't had a computer which sucks as I have been using it to revise but my brother has gone away so has left me his computer to use - which is super lovely of him! It has windows 10 on so I am learning how to use it.... But I am just having a break from revision and work to finally write this post!

So this post is all about MCM Comic Con, that occurred over the weekend that has just gone. I was lucky enough to go to the Sunday of the convention. It started Friday, where a few celebrities went but mainly everyone is setting up the stalls, stages and booths. Saturday is the main day when most people tend to go, it was sold out actually. However I went on the Sunday, it was still busy and by the end some of the shops were discounting everything to try and sell what they bought.

If I am honest I mainly went to Comic Con to see KJ Apa, the actor from Riverdale, however I am so glad I went as it was such a brilliant experience and I felt at home with all these people who love things as much as me or even more! My favourite thing was seeing all the cosplay outfits, some of them were amazing so much effort must have gone into them! I did not dress up, mainly because I had no idea what to go as and I had a photo op with KJ so wanted to look good...

I went to Comic Con with my Dad and brother first of all, but went with my friend Megan too - who I actually met on twitter via The Vamps, and her friend Rachel. We got there round 9:30 but weren't let in till 11, however we arrived at a perfect time as we were quite near the front of the queue so got in straight away and ran to the autograph station to buy our tickets to see KJ.

Sorry about the snapchat caption on this and some of the images, they are from my friends story from the day so I couldn't get rid of it..

The first thing we did was find the autograph area, which was the opposite end of excel to us so we did run. I left my dad and brother and went straight to that area, as they wanted food. We bought the autograph's and headed straight over, I noticed KJ straight away when I saw the ginger hair. On the table next to him was the 2 actors from NCIS: Los Angeles who I had also gone to see. They played the pair Kensi and Deeks. 

We went to find a Costa after this, had a break for food and then headed to our first panel of the day - Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell. They were both from Home and Away, however I knew Rebecca from The Originals (Aurora de Martel) and Pretty Little Liars (Nicole). I knew Luke from Mavel Agents of Shield (Lincoln Campbell) however he was also in the The Tomorrow People (John Young). The panel consisted of people watching asking them questions and the person on stage asking questions and just talking to them about different things.

Next was a panel for the 2 NCIS: Los Angeles actors - Daniela Ruah (Kensi Blye) and Eric Christian Oslen (Marty Deeks). This panel was slightly different as it was just the one man on stage talking to them about different things, very random things actually. They did stray off topic many times and we learnt Daniela had an imaginary friend who was then sat in between them... Yes it got weird but they also talked about the latest season and things that happen - I won't tell you because spoilers!

Now to the main reason I went to Comic Con (oops) but my KJ Apa photograph!! The queue was honestly massive but was worth it, as it did move quite quickly. Once I was in and said 'hey' to KJ I was ready for the photo and he told me to put my chin down, so I did, said goodbye, got my bag and walked to collect my photo. Then it hit me, 'what if I had a double chin?', luckily that did not happen. It was all because of the reflection on my glasses, it happened to my friends too as we all wear them. Rachel had her photo taken 3 times, and Megan twice just because you could see the studio lights in our glasses.

The day ended with us looking around all the stores for a pop vinyl of yoda for my dad before KJ's panel at 4! In this panel it mainly consisted of the audience asking him questions all about Riverdale, himself, his life and the movie he was in - A Dogs Purpose.

Did any of you guys go? Or do you watch Riverdale / NCIS: Los Angeles?

I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry it was delayed but my mac is now hopefully going in to be fixed on saturday so there may or may not be a post next weekend but we shall see! In the mean time you can follow my social media accounts, I changed my @ on twitter so be sure to check out my page at the top. Thank you for reading and I will see you when I see you...
Love Megan x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Vamps Middle of the Night Tour | Nottingham

If you follow me on any social media, you will have seen that I went to see the Vamps on Wednesday at the Motorpoint arena in Nottingham with some of my 'internet' friends. I have supported the Vamps since summer 2014 which is actually a really long time, especially as all the other bands I have supported since then and before have split up - such as The Wanted and Loveable Rogues. I believe this tour it was my 5th time seeing them, after Wednesday and my friend and I tried to get tickets for Birmingham's show on Friday however the cost of getting there was too much so we decided against it. However they are touring again this summer, so hopefully I can see them again then!

I thought I'd share a few photograph that i got from the night, which honestly isn't a lot as I mainly took bommerang's on instagram and videos on my snapchat - which someone complained about actually. I found it hilarious. I had previously tweeted saying that I apologised for how long my story was then when I got home my friends told me all about it. I will not get into it though, as I won't stop!

When we went to take this photograph we looked at the numbers on our tickets and realised they were all one after each other, which was weird! Mainly because I had bought my ticket separately to the girls, so it ended up being super cute!

The Vamps had 3 support acts, The Tide and New Hope Club - which is the same as last year because they are signed to the same label etc. The other support act was the amazing Sabrina Carpenter, as you know I LOVE Girl Meets World so I was super excited when they announced she was supporting them. I had her album EVOLution on repeat before I went to see her, she was brilliant - if she comes back I will be going to see her !

I am sorry about the terrible lighting in some of the photographs, however it was awful and at some points we had a bright white light shinning directly on us so we couldn't see Connor when he stood near us. 

The Setlist
  1. Wake Up
  2. Wild Heart
  3. Somebody to You
  4. Hand
  5. Paper Hearts
  6. Shades on
  7. Oh Cecilia (Breaking my Heart)
  8. Shape of You (cover)
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Time is Not on our Side
  11. Middle of the Night
  12. Risk it All
  13. Last Night
  14. Can We Dance
  15. Rest Your Love
  16. All Night 

Photo credits to Jodie - as when this happened someone really tall decided to pick that moment to stand in front of me!
Have any of you seen The Vamps live or are planning on going to the 'summer' shows? Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this! I think I will try to do something like this for every concert I go to as they are just so fun to share. Love Meg x 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

My Weekend in Photographs | Spring 2017

Today's post was planned for the weekend however I wasn't allowed to use my mac for 48 hours at the end of last week and have been super busy - so finally welcome to may and here is the first post of the month! I have decided to a simple post but sharing my weekend in photographs, as you can tell by the title. If you follow me on any social media you will know I had a party for my friend's 18th on saturday and did not a lot on sunday but oh well.

Don't forget to check out this months playlist on spotify - it is a mix of the support acts for the Vamps next week and my favourite songs at the moment. Hope you enjoy!! may 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017

Saturday was spent watching the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars as I hadn't managed to watch it on the Wednesday, then I was volunteering at Sue Ryder from 1-4. Before heading toWetherspoons for a few drinks before I headed to Ben's for his party. 

Sunday 7th May 2017

Sunday I went to see the new Fast and Furious with my dad and brother, which was amazing! I highly recommend it, however I wouldn't go and see it if you haven't seen any of them as this is very connected with the other movies. The movie's that are coming out this month are amazing, I saw Guardian's of the Galaxy 2 the other weekend and that was amazing like all the marvel movies! This month the new Pirates of the Caribbean comes out, which is very exciting as the last one came out in 2011 so it better be good. I still haven't seen Beauty and The Beast yet but I'm sure when it is out on DVD I will be watching it, as one of my friend's is obsessed with it! 

Hope you enjoyed this random post but I will be back with another post (either this weekend or next), get ready for a post all about when I see The Vamps next Wednesday! I am very excited to share that with you and to go. Thank you for reading and I will see you soon :)
Meg x