3 Current Beauty Favourites


I can't even remember the last time I wrote a beauty blog post but when I was sat doing my makeup for a wedding reception last week, I felt inspired to give it another a go. You see, I spent a fair while not really giving a crap about makeup. Sure, I'd wear it but I didn't really get any joy out of buying or applying it whatsoever. I feel like this has changed in the last few months and I'm rediscovering things I love in my makeup bag, trying out new products and finding new favourites. Here are the three products currently topping the list...

No7 Airbrush Away Sheer Finish Foundation - £16.50
I spent a good year or so foundation-free, instead choosing to use a BB Cream but a few months ago I decided I could do with a little more coverage. I came across the No7 Airbrush Away Sheer Finish Foundation (what a mouthful) on the Boots website and thought I'd give it a go. It had some decent reviews, No7 is a brand I trust and I liked the fact it said it was sheer, as I wasn't after anything too heavy. The product is really easy to apply with a large brush, it has a silky soft texture and doesn't look at all cakey on the skin. It provides just the right amount of coverage for me but if I'm being completely honest, it could do with being a touch lighter in colour (though I feel like it makes me look a little healthier haha). No7 should really create a larger shade range for this foundation. But yeah, all in all it gets the thumbs up from me, so much so that I've repurchased it. Always a good sign!

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - £14.00
This is a new favourite but a bronzer I've wanted to try for a really long time. The most attractive things about this bronzer for me are the fact that it's 1. Shimmer-free and 2. The right shade for my skin. I often find that bronzers are way too dark in colour but 01 from The Body Shop creates such a natural glow on my pale complexion. I haven't really got a clue when it comes to contouring (I'm no makeup expert) but this seems to help me find the cheekbones hiding somewhere under my hamster cheeks.

Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect K.I.S.S.I.N.G - £24.00
If I'm honest, I asked for this lipstick for Christmas purely because of it's name. Well that and the packaging because that's pretty beautiful too. But yes, this is an oldie but goodie. It's a lipstick I always go-to for special occasions; it's the perfect nude for me and nicely balances out heavier eye makeup. It's still the most luxury lipstick I own and also happens to be the one Arthur steals from my makeup bag the most - thank god he's not managed to destroy it yet. Bitch Perfect lives on.


What are your current beauty favourites?

Megan x
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Breastfeeding - The Final Feed


On Friday 8th September I breastfed my twenty two month old son for the very last time. I know some breastfeeding mothers get a feeling at the time of their final feed but for me, it's something I felt the next day. The idea of it just popped into my head and then when Arthur was happy to go to bed without his 'no no' (his name for it) I guessed I was right. Of course, he's asked for it since and whilst initially a little upset (no more than when I give him the wrong apple or put the Duplo block in the wrong place), he seems happy to have a cup of warm milk instead - something he'd never have been satisfied with before.

I remember saying that providing everything was okay, I'd breastfeed Arthur until he was one but when the time came, we weren't ready to stop. Since then, I've said a few times that I would 'probably stop soon' but until now it hadn't felt natural to do so. As of lately, he'd only been feeding in the evenings (and the ocassional morning) for a couple of minutes so it had become that simple that I didn't feel the need to stop until the time was right.

I feel like I should say that breastfeeding wasn't always that easy for me. I will never forget how difficult I found those first few days. It took five days for my milk to come in and I was really struggling to feed Arthur, who was jaundice and therefore very sleepy. We got to a point where I had to actually go back into hospital with him so he could be monitored and I ended up pumping pretty much non-stop and having my mum cup feed him my breast milk until he was awake enough to latch on. I remember feeling so guilty that he hadn't been getting what he needed from me, even though really it was no fault of my own. I think it's just so terrfying in those first few days when you're not only more exhausted than you've ever been before in your life but also dealing with the new responsibility of taking care of the most precious person you'll ever meet.


One of my strongest memories from those tough first few days was when we were alone in the hospital room together and things just suddenly clicked. My mum had gone downstairs to fetch us a drink and I picked Arthur up to try and latch him on again. All of a sudden he opened his big, beautiful eyes and then just did it, as if we'd never struggled before. That was such an important bonding moment for me. I still feel a little emotional thinking about it!

Of course I've had my ups and downs with it over the months. There've been times where I've said I don't want to do this anymore (after all no one wants their boob bitten with a freshly cut tooth) but thankfully, the positives of breastfeeding for both me and Arthur have greatly outweighed the negatives. I say this, knowing that this isn't the case for every mother and baby and therefore just want to reaffirm what I've said in many posts gone by FED IS BEST. It's all about what works for you and your little one.

The funny thing is that I thought I'd be ridiculously happy that I've finished breastfeeding but I actually feel a little sad that it's over...probably because it feels like my little boy is just that little bit more independent now...I don't know. Still, I feel very proud of us both! He's done so well these past few days and it's actually quite comforting knowing he doesn't depend on it now.

So yeah, there we have it, no more feeds! Well...I'd like to think it's something I'll get to do again in the future if I'm lucky enough. But not just yet - we don't want to panic the other half if he's reading this...or my dad. Though I can't imagine why either of them would be reading a post on breastfeeding. ANYWAY... I digress...I guess the last stage of this journey *vomits at the word journey* is getting rid of this milk I'm lugging around in what I can only describe as the biggest, most sensitive boobs I've had in months. I'm wondering when it's all gonna disappear, will it be days, weeks, months?! Google can't seem to give me a definite answer, so I guess I'll wait and see. Apparently cabbage leaves help. I'll leave you with that rather disturbing image of me...you're most welcome!

Megan x
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Beautiful fashion jewellery by Jon Richard


When I first became a mum all sense of fashion went straight out the window. I wore my over the bump elasticated jeans for as long as possible (despite no longer having a bump) and when it came to tops, it was all about what was breastfeeding-friendly. Fast forward nearly 20 months (my god that went quick) and I'd like to think that I've somewhat re-discovered my sense of style. Admittedly, I can't tell you the latest fashion trends without doing a quick Google search but I'm actually starting to enjoy clothes shopping again and well, I'd call that a start.


I've also been putting a little more effort into my outfits with the help of Jon Richard and their beautiful range of jewellery. For so long, I didn't wear jewellery for fear of Arthur pulling and breaking it but now he understands 'no' (though sometimes chooses to disregard it) I've been able to wear it a lot more. For me, less is more and I'm only likely to wear a piece or two at one time but I really find it completes an outfit and makes it that little bit more special.


A love for crystals runs in my family, so it was no surprise that Jon Richard's Swarovski Crystal jewellery collection caught my eye. In particular, the pearl drop earrings and their elegant design, perfect for date night outfits. The beautiful Swarovski crystals in the earrings show an array of colours when they catch the light and the matching necklace and bangle are equally beautiful.


Of course, dainty crystal jewellery isn't everyone's cup of tea but Jon Richard appears to cater to all tastes. They have a stunning range of fashion-led jewellery with affordable pieces to suit all. If you're more a lover of statement jewellery, their MOOD range will be right up your street. I'm loving the gold textured drop earrings and matching bracelet and have been using them to style up my summer maxi dress outfits. They're both really eye catching pieces and although I prefer to wear them separately, you could easily wear them together without it being 'too much.'

A big thank you to Jon Richard for sending over these lovely pieces for me to try out. If you fancy exploring their collections yourself (and I recommend you do) head on over to the Jon Richard website!

Megan x

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Hello again


Well, well, well, it's been a long time since I posted on here! I fully expected to be able to blog alongside running the tearoom and 'mumming' (so many others manage it) but until now it's just not seemed possible. I have been eager to blog for a good few weeks but I guess as well as struggling with time management, I also felt like I'd forgotten how to do it. I still feel a little rusty to be honest. But seeing as I've been blessed with an evening where Arthur has actually fallen asleep at a decent hour (I'm sure he's worse at going to bed now he's a toddler) I thought I'd give it a go.

A lot has happened since the big move and whilst I'll probably share some stories another time, I wanted to talk more about how since moving down here, I feel like I've found 'me' again. Working in the tearoom and interacting with customers has done the world of good for my confidence. Although I enjoyed working at home before, my job didn't require any face-to-face interaction and that's something I actually quite enjoy. I've also lost weight (whoop whoop) - thanks to weeks and weeks of painting and that's made me feel a lot better about myself. I'm fitting back into my size 10 and size 12 pre-pregnancy clothes and even though I've got wobbles and stretchmarks here, there and everywhere, I don't have as many body hangups as I had even before I was pregnant.

Personally, I'm in a really happy place. My little boy is thriving. He's intelligent, beautiful and most importantly happy. I have wonderful people around me and although I miss my friends from 'back home' dearly, I know they're only a Whatsapp message away.

I guess the only part of 'me' I feel is still missing is this little space and that's what I'm hoping to get back. I've blogged on and off here on Seek My Scribbles for years and years. It's seen me through a lot of change (and not just my hair colour) and I've also explored various topics from beauty to motherhood. I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to be blogging about from here on but I'm looking forward to re-discovering my love for blogging and seeing where it takes me. I hope you'll stick around to see what I've got to offer.

For now I have no intention of sticking to a schedule. I'll be blogging what I want to, when I want to. Promise I won't leave it as long next time though.

Megan x
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