Meet Sherlock, The Great British Teddy Bear

Friday, 10 April 2015





Sherlock Holmes - £29.95*

For as long as I can remember, I've loved teddy bears. There's just something so comforting about them that makes them loveable, no matter how old you are. Even at 24 I still very much love teddy bears, so when The Great British Teddy Bear Company offered to send a bear of my choice, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up on!

As a huge fan of Sherlock, there was really no contest. I had to go for the gorgeous Sherlock Holmes bear, which comes complete with a deer stalker hat and jacket, pipe and magnifying glass. He's absolutely adorable and probably the best made teddy bear I've ever come across.

Just looking at Sherlock, you can tell he's been made to a  high standard and they even ensured his safety during transportation with a little canvas drawstring bag! The company describes the teddy bears as a new type of collectable that is made to be played with. They're washable and built to last, so even if you do give one to your little one to play with, it'll still stand the test of time.

About The Great British Teddy Bear Company

For those who don’t know, The Great British Teddy Bear Company is a family run business who set out to make high quality bears at an affordable price. After seeing bears that costs hundreds of pounds in Harrods, they wanted to offer something equally as good quality yet without the ridiculous price tag.

What I like about the company is that it’s quintessentially British. All of the teddy bears are designed with British royalty, historical figures and heroes in mind. As well as the Sherlock Holmes Bear, they also have Shakespeare Bear, Veteran Bear, Roger, The Bomber Commander Bear and many more. There’s a bear for everyone out there!

Something else that really warmed my heart was the fact the handmade teddy bears are dressed by injured ex-military personnel at The Poppy Factory in the UK. The Great British Teddy Bear Company also joined forces with The Poppy Factory in 2012 to create a range of Armed Services Bears that represent the brave men and women serving our country.

You're never too old for a teddy!

If like me, you think that you're never too old for a teddy bear, head on over to the site and have a little browse. There are so many beautiful bears to choose from and I think they'd make such a special gift for loved ones young and old!

Tell me, which is your favourite Great British teddy?

xo

*PR Item

Boots beauty buys

Saturday, 4 April 2015

After getting endless reminders of Boots 3-for-2 makeup offer, I finally caved and treated myself to a few new bits and pieces. There were a couple of makeup items I really needed (the two concealers) but the rest were items I have had my eye on for a little while.

In addition to my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, I decided I would finally try the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer. I've heard so many good things about it, so I'm looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the claims!


Another blogger inspired purchase was the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush, which everyone and their mother seems to be talking about at the moment! I decided to go for a fairly reserved shade in Nude Mauve, as I fancied a new blush that I could wear on a daily basis. I'll probably do a little review on this soon, as you know, I like to give my two cents on these things.

I also treated myself to the L'Oreal Perfection Brow Artist Plumper, which I've had on my beauty wishlist for a while. It's the first brow gel I've ever tried and it's taking some getting used to but I think it's growing on me. Again, I'll write a review once I've given it a good go.



Last but not least we've got the Maybelline Color Drama lipstick in the shade Nude Perfection and the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Shadow in the shade Copper. I knew I was going to love the lip pencil, as I already own it in Keep it Classy but one look at the Shimmer Shadow and I was disappointed. I probably should have viewed swatches beforehand but rather than being copper, it's more of a bronzy shade. Don't get me wrong, it's very pretty, just not what I thought I was buying! Still, I'll definitely give it a go and report back.

Have you made a Boots order recently? What did you buy?
Don't forget the 3 for 2 on makeup offer is still on!
xo

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