Love Captured

Monday, 30 March 2015

Image credit: benjaflynn on Flickr
There are all kinds of love in this world and eHarmony is choosing to celebrate them in it's latest Love Captured competition. All you need to do to enter is upload a photograph that captures the nature of love. It could be the love you share with your partner, best friend, family member or even your pet dog! You can be as creative as you like!

Don't worry though, you don't have to be a professional photographer to win. eHarmony is looking for snaps that capture emotion, whether it's happiness, sadness, excitement or whatever love makes you feel.

The winning entry will win £1,000 and eHarmony is also giving out weekly prizes on Twitter too! If you fancy entering, simply head on over to this page to read the rules and upload your photograph. Remember to get your friends and family to vote for you by 'liking' your picture, as the most popular image from each UK region will automatically go through to the final 25!

To get in the spirit of things I decided to enter a picture of James and I on our first holiday to Woolacombe, somewhere that is so special to us both. If you're not entering yourself, I'd love it if you could vote for us!

Need a little inspiration? Check out last year's winner and runners up to see the sort of photographs eHarmony are after.

Will you be entering the Love Captured competition?
xo

A few little thoughts on blogging

Monday, 16 March 2015

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I've been feeling a little out of the loop with blogging recently but taking a step back has made me realise a few things, which I thought I'd share in this post...

It's okay to take a break
I think many bloggers including myself feel like they have to post consistently or their readers will lose interest. This can make you feel like you're under a lot of pressure and from my experience, results in half-hearted posting. It's important to remember that it's okay to take a break! People will still be here when you get back (she says hoping people are still reading this blog). Don't put too much pressure on yourself.

Take time to gather inspiration
Recently I've been lacking inspiration on the beauty blogging front. I still love sharing beauty posts and reviews (in fact I've got a couple coming up soon) but I'm really interested in exploring other content ideas. I'm taking some time to gather inspiration and see what other things I can offer through Seek My Scribbles.

Don't blog for the sake of it
I can't tell you how many times these past couple of weeks I've gone to write a post and then just thought 'nope my heart's not in it' so I've closed the tab. I can never see the point in churning out a post for the sake of it. If it's not my best work, I'm not going to share it. 

Remember who you are and what's important
I think it's important to remember that you're more than just your job. I spend all day writing articles and blog posts for other people, which I thoroughly enjoy but sometimes the last thing I want to do is spend more time at the computer, writing a post for my blog. This past couple of weeks I've decided to take more time for myself. I'm a daughter, girlfriend and a best friend, as well as a writer and I want to spend more time with the people I love. 

I hope this hasn't come across as me being negative, as the truth is I'm feeling quite positive about this little space! I just wanted to put all of my thoughts down on the page as I find it helps to clear the mind. I thought that it might also help anyone who's feeling the same about their blog or their creativity right now too.

Do you ever feel under pressure to blog? 
How do you get your mojo back when you're feeling creatively drained?

xo

My (late) February Favourites

Monday, 9 March 2015

White Musk Libertine Body Wash - The Body Shop - £6.50 // Strawberry Born Lippy lip balm - The Body Shop -£2.00 // Pink Gold Maybelline Color Tattoo - Boots - £4.99
I’m finally sharing my February favourites – better late than never right? Most of my favourites this month were the same as from January so I thought I’d just feature the three new ones!

First up is the White Musk Libertine body wash from The Body Shop. I used to love the original White Musk from The Body Shop (not so much now) but this version is even more beautiful. As well as containing cruelty-free musk, it also contains sweet notes of Turkish delight, baby orchid and Chantilly cream. It has a sweet yet floral scent that stays on the skin for a good few hours after using it. It's really sophisticated and I love it!


Funnily enough my second February favourite is also from The Body Shop and it’s the Strawberry Born Lippy lip balm. I’ve had really chapped lips this month but this has been amazing at softening them and keeping them hydrated. Granted, the results aren’t the longest lasting but I do really enjoy using it still. I love the strawberry flavour and the fact it adds a lovely rosy tiny to the lips.

My favourite product of the month has to be the Pink Gold Maybelline Color Tattoo. I love the gel / cream formula, which is so long lasting but my favourite thing of all is the beautiful metallic pink colour. It looks so pretty, especially with On and On Bronze blended through the crease. I’m planning on doing a little post on these soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

What were your February favourites? 
xo

Time for a catch up

Thursday, 5 March 2015


Regular readers of this blog will probably have noticed that I've not blogged for nearly a week - oops! It wasn't intentional, I've just been a little busy and unfortunately that meant that I didn't have time to keep up with my posting schedule. I don't know about you but I sometimes think it's good to take a little blog break, even if it's just for a few days - you come back feeling so refreshed!

One of the reasons for my lack of posts is that I went to visit one of my best friends in Guildford over the weekend. We went to this lovely place called The Tea Terrace, which is above House of Fraser. Although it's a little pricey (£9.00 for a jacket potato - yes I'm serious!) it's a beautiful place to have lunch or afternoon tea. I adore all of the pretty teacups and love the fact they have teapots shaped like elephants. It's definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in the area.

Aside from work, I've also been busy doing a wardrobe clear out. With spring right around the corner, I thought it was about time I went through my wardrobe and removed anything that I no longer want. I feel so guilty that there's beautiful dresses in there that I've hardly ever worn, so I'm selling them on my Depop (@meganjanehunt) in hope that someone will give them the love they deserve! Here's a little preview of what's on there at the moment...

Lavish Alice Dress - Size M - £10.00 // Miss Selfridge Dress - Size 12 - £10.00 // Urban Outfitters Dress - Size M - £8.00
UK postage £2.00
Back to the blogging side of things, I've got plenty of posts coming up including my (late) February favourites, a review of one of my favourite eye products to date and an update of my current favourite lipsticks!

For now be sure to check out my friends over at China Blue's Dr. Martens competition. You've got until 12pm on Monday (9th) to enter and you could win a pair of 8 Eye boots!

Also a BIG congratulations to the lovely Carly who was the winner of my Charlotte Tilbury 600 follower giveaway. I hope you love your lipstick! Thank you to everyone that entered and has continued to read my blog. I'm amazed to now have over 700 Bloglovin followers! I know a few are likely to drop off from the giveaway but I'm hoping plenty of you stick with me to see what's in store for Seek My Scribbles over the next few months.

Lots of love,

Megan xo


Plump up that pout: Lip Voltage The Powerhouse review

Friday, 27 February 2015


It feels like everyone’s always talking about Kylie Jenner’s perfect pout and whilst there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to overdraw your lips, there is another option! Don’t worry, I’m not encouraging anyone to go and have lip injections but instead use Lip Voltage The Powerhouse* by DreamWeave & Co.

This lip-plumping product claims to plump up the lips and leave them looking fuller for twenty four hours. I’ve recently been putting it to the test, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you!


To use the product, you simply apply it like you would a lipgloss and then use your finger to rub a little over your cupids bow. You’ll then feel your lips start to tingle. This is apparently to circulate the blood flow to the lips and open the pores for a quicker penetration. I made the mistake of applying WAY too much the first time and had to remove it from my lips, as I couldn’t bear the tingling. Since then I have only been applying a thin layer and the tingling isn’t uncomfortable in the slightest.

I really thought this product would be a gimmick but I’m pleased to say that it definitely plumps up the lips and makes them look fuller! I wouldn’t say mine stayed that way for twenty four hours but when do makeup products ever live up to these claims? I also really love the glossy effect on the lips. Instead of applying it as a treatment as part of your skincare routine, you can use it as a lipgloss or apply it over a lipstick – the choice is yours. It has a really refreshing minty scent, though I wouldn’t recommend licking it off your lips because your tongue will not thank you for it!

The ingredients: 

Line Fill – A Spanish formulation that restores the loss of volume in the lips
Volulip – Extracts of Peptide Hydric Sphears and Hyaluronic synthesis formulation (oh god too many big words for me – basically it makes the lips look smoother and has anti-ageing properties)
Maxi Lip – Gives a 3D effect
NG Shea – Rebuilds and restores the lips while improving natural hydration

The product is not tested on animals.

Whilst I did find that the lip plumper gave me a fuller pout, I also noticed it was a little drying on the lips, so I’m not sure the NG Shea ingredient (a new grade of Shea Butter) worked for me. Having said this, the problem was resolved with my trusty Body Shop lip balm.

At £25 this lip plumping treatment isn’t cheap but if you’re after a Kylie Jenner-style pout, it might be worth the money. Whilst it’s definitely cheaper to overdraw your lips, there’s always a risk of overdoing it or them looking uneven. With the Lip Voltage The PowerHouse you can achieve the results you desire with minimal effort! I'm planning on doing a 'current every day makeup' post in the next couple of weeks, so you'll be able to see it in action.

The Lip Voltage The PowerHouse is available from www.wrinkleregime.com 

 Is this a product you'd be interested in trying? 
xo
*PR sample

China Blue Shoes Dr. Martens competition

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Grey jumper - New Look // Longline white shirt - New Look // Black ripped knee jeans - New Look // Black backpack - Topshop // Ear cuff - Topshop // Ring set - Topshop // Crackle Suede Dr. Martens - China Blue Shoes


You may or may not know that as well as running Seek My Scribbles, I also blog for China Blue Shoes, a shoe company based in Dublin. On the blog you'll find a wide range of fashion-related content from Steal Her Style posts to Street Style round-ups.

China Blue Shoes is one of the major stockists of Dr. Martens and just last week they launched a competition giving you the chance to win a pair of their 8-Eye Boots. All you need to do is either create an outfit post featuring a pair of docs you already own or make a collage showing how you'd style a pair, like I have above! Feature it on your blog & tweet it to @ChinaBlueShoes and you'll be entered into the comp.

If you don't have a blog, you can simply send your picture or collage to support@chinablueshoes.co.uk.

The competition is open to everyone in the UK and Ireland and closes on 9th March 2015. The top five entries will be featured on the China Blue Shoes blog and the winner will get to choose a pair of 8-Eye Dr. Martens to keep!

The full details of the competition can be found here - I recommend you have go and have a quick read so you know all of the T&Cs. We're all really looking forward to seeing your entries!

Are you a fan of Dr. Martens?
xo
Disclaimer: The collage above is just an example. It does not count as an entry as I blog for China Blue Shoes.

Instagram love.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Lush Magic Wand bubble bar // Thomas // Me and Mum at Strictly Live // My favourite coffee cup
Barkley // Date night with James // Mini Eggs (so pretty) // Valentine's selfie
Valentine's chocolates (from James) // My Valentine's dress // Lip Voltage (review coming soon) // Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail (my favourite cocktail!)
In the past Instagram was something I could either take or leave. I just wasn't really into it. However over the past few weeks it's become my latest obsession! I love checking my feed to see all of the amazing pictures people have been uploading and I also really enjoy snapping and editing my own photos to share. I think the thing I love about Instagram is that it's so aesthetically pleasing. Even if it is an edited version of people's lives, I'm all for the beauty of it.

I take the majority of my Instagram photos on my iPhone 6 (the camera is SO good compared to my old iPhone 4) and I tend to edit them using either VSCO Cam or by changing the brightness etc. using the in-app settings. I like to take a variety of different snaps, so if you want to see pretty makeup, cute animals, outfits, cocktails and the odd selfie, feel free to give me a follow!

Are you a fan of Instagram?
xo
There's still time to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick!