Brand Spotlight: Me Me Me Cosmetics

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Me Me Me Cosmetics, Me Me Me Makeup, Me Me Me Makeup Review

Me Me Me is a brand I've often seen dotted around the high street but until recently, I'd never tried any of their products. However, when a gorgeous package of their products arrived for me in the post, I couldn't wait to give them a try. I was instantly impressed with their packaging - its very whimsical and girly without looking too over the top or tacky! I also loved the look of the products and a couple of them stood out to me as dupes of more high end brands. Keep reading to find out what I think about this lovely lot ...

Boho Balm | Coral Taupe | £6.50* 
When I first saw this 'Boho Balm', I thought it was a lip balm. However, I was quite surprised to see that its actually a lip and cheek tint! I've not seen a multi-purpose tint in cheek form like this but I really like the idea and think the packaging is absolutely gorgeous! There's two shades includes, a muted pink/brown and a muted coral - both of which are stunning shades for both lips and cheeks. I personally prefer to wear the left hand shade on my cheeks as I think its very natural and gives me skin a beautiful dewy glow.

Cupid's Kiss Cheek & Lip tint | Coral Blossom | £5.50* 
Beat the Blues Skin Illuminator | Oyster Gold | £5.50
DUPE ALERT! Does anyone else see the resemblance to Benefit's lip & cheek tints? As soon as I saw these cheaper versions from Me Me Me, I instantly thought of the Benefit tints - everything from the nail polish style bottles to the products themselves are virtually identical. The Cupid's Kiss lip and cheek tint is like a slightly more pink version of 'Lollitint' and Beat the Blues highlighter is an exact dupe for Benefits 'High Beam'. I've really been enjoying both of these products - they're great for adding extra dimension to the cheeks as both give a lovely dewy finish. They're also easy to use and they last well on the skin - no complaints!

Eye Inspire Catwalk Quad Collection | Fire Eyes | £6.50*
When I first laid eyes on this little eyeshadow quad, I'm not going to lie, I wasn't a fan. I thought the shades looked garish and I didn't think it would be something I'd get any use out of. However, after giving them a swatch for the photos for this post, I was pleasantly surprised. As well as being beautifully pigmented, the colours are much more flattering than you'd expect them to be from first appearances. I'm still not sold of the pink shade but the purple, organge and khaki shades are all lovely and I just know I'll get lots of use out of them in the A/W months. I love the metallic finish too!

Dew Pots | £7.25 each*
I love cream eye shadows so I was very excited to try these super cute 'dew pots'. I absolutely love the little glass jars they come in and they're so handy for popping all over the lid if I can't be bothered doing a full eye shadow look. I love both of these shades too - they're very natural and glowy - perfect to use as an eye shadow base, on the lid, as a highlight or entirely on their own. They're really creamy and blends exceptionally well! Love!

Lip Glaze | Creme Caramel | £7.50*
I'm sure you all know how much I love a lip product so it'll be no surprise to you that I really like this product! The shade is a creamy nude so its very natural but I love that for those 'no makeup makeup' kind of days and I've also been using it on top of my favourite lipsticks to add a bit of shine. It isn't sticky at all which I really like and it smells yummy too! Not much else to say about this other than its a great little product and one I'd recommend trying if you're a lip gloss fan!

Dark & Divine Mascara | £8.00*
You may have heard me mention before that I'm very picky when it comes to mascara. I've tried more than I could count and there's been many that I've been left completely unimpressed by. This 'Dark & Divine' mascara from Me Me Me is in my 'its okay' pile. I wasn't blown away by it but I don't hate it either - I'd say it does its job but it doesn't provide a huge amount of length, curl or thickness. It coats my lashes and makes them look more defined but other than that, there's not much else to say. I've been using this on days when I was my makeup to look a little more natural and it works well for that but I don't think I'd buy it again! 

Overall I'm really impressed with these Me Me Me products and I'd definitely try more from their range. They're good quality, have lovely packaging and are reasonably price!

Do you like the look of these products? You can find our more about them on the Me Me Me website.

Lots of love,

6 Must-Have Autumn Fashion Trends

Friday, 12 September 2014

Autumn is just around the corner! On September 22nd, it officially begins. For a majority of us, the fun Autumn festivities begin a little bit sooner, which means that now is the perfect time to keep updated with upcoming trends. If you want embrace this new season in style, there are plenty of great trends to try out and experiment with this year. Here are just a few if you want to make sure that you are prepared this season.

1. Tartan 
Nothing is going to start off this season better than tartan. This pattern will be everywhere and having a wardrobe full of sexy clothes will not be complete without it. This year, try to be as daring as possible with tartan. Try out a long maxi dress with a zipped up leather jacket or a pair of pants with a grungy black sweater. If you really want to make a statement, try wearing a tartan shirt with a leather skirt, some tights along with a pair of heels. That will really bring you some attention!

2. Leopard Print
This season, leopard print is pretty popular! Leopard print jackets are a must have and will look fantastic with a black dress and a nice bun. If you need a pattern for a t-shirt, then look no further than a leopard print pattern with a pair of jeans and black flats.

3. Speckled 
This year, black and white speckled clothing is another fun print option. Try wearing a nice speckled pullover with either a cute pair of jeans or a black skirt and you will look absolutely adorable.

4. The Mod Boot
This year, you will see quite a bit of the mod boot. This boot is not quite a boot but more like a high heel. These little numbers are very cute and if you're looking for the perfect pair for your wardrobe, look for a pair that has contrasting pattern or a hint of color for additional style.

5. The Smock Dress
This Autumn is going to be all about smock dresses! If you feel like you're taking a bunch of art classes this year, it will be because of this fun and versatile smock dress. Try tartan, leopard or speckled smock dresses to roll this seasons styles into one.

6. A 70s Inspired Leather Skirt
For the perfect Autumn bottom essential, look no further than a 70's inspired leather skirt. This will look perfect with your tartan shirt or speckled pullover. Actually, it makes a statement all on its own!

These are only six out of many fashion trends for the Autumn. Make sure you look fabulous this year with these must-own trends! 

Which is your favourite?

Lots of love,


Five Tips for Growing your Blogs Audience

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Every week my inbox is jam packed with emails from new bloggers asking me the same question: "how do I get more followers?". Now as much as I don't mind getting asked this question, I often find it difficult to reply to every one of these emails as there's so much I could say on the matter. There isn't one magic thing you can do to grow your readership, it takes a combination of things and it take a lot of time. With this being said, I thought I'd put a little post together with my 'top tips' for growing your readership. 

These are just things I've picked up through my own experience as a blogger and you've probably heard them all before but sometimes a bit of motivation from a post like this can help. Before I share my tips I do want to say one thing that's important to remember. Blogging should firstly be based on hard work, passion for what you do and a dedication to suceed. If you have those three things and pair them with the things I've mentioned below, you'll be on the right track! 

Join as many social networking sites as possible
So this might be an obvious one but I actually see a lot of new bloggers that haven't joined social media site and if I'm following a blog, I always want to follow the person on other platforms so I can get to know them better and have easy access to their new posts. I'd say the main two worth joining are Twitter and Instagram but the more you're being active on, the better. Also, try to keep your name consistent on each of your different sites. I made the mistake of not doing this when I first started blogging and although it hasn't affected me massively, I find it much easier to find bloggers on instagram etc if they've got the same name as their blog/twitter accounts.

Promote yourself
Some people hate self-promotion and I can kind of understand why, especially in the beginning. When I first started blogging I though 'oh gosh, nobody will want to read my blog, I look silly tweeting about it' but the exact opposite happened and other bloggers started tweeting me back saying they'd just found my blog and enjoyed reading it so don't be afraid. I always make sure I tweet and post on instagram each time I've published a new post too - that way your followers will know you've just uploaded and can head over for a read. I'd recommend tweeting the link to your new post a few times throughout the day to catch different groups of people - maybe once in the morning, once at lunch and once after school/work/uni. Try and change up each tweet too instead of copying and pasting the same thing! Try not to go overboard with the tweets though or it could come across a bit spammy.

Get to know fellow bloggers
Its so important to get involved in conversations on twitter, especially using specific hash tags like #bbloggers #fbloggers or #lbloggers. There's a hash tag for virtually every niche now so whatever you're blogging about, make sure you chat to people who are doing the same. As well as being great fun and an easy way to get to know other bloggers you can potentially begin a friendship with, introducing yourself to people will also bring more readers to your blog. Who knows, they might love your blog so much that they recommend it to their followers. Back when I first started blogging, getting 'shout outs' from bloggers with a lot more followers than me really helped. I never asked for those shout outs or did things with the hope of getting one but had I never spoken to them or told them I loved their blog, they might have never known about mine. See what I'm saying? So without further ado, get chatting!
Update new content regularly
Another obvious one but one that's so important is to update content regularly. When I first started blogging I was quite lucky in the fact Ihad a bit of spare time on my hands which meant I could upload every single day. I think this really helped in the beginning as there was constant new content for people to read and for me to promote. I don't have quite as much time on my hands these days and the amount I post has reduced but when you've built up a loyal following, I don't think people mind if you don't post every day. However, in the beginning, its really important to get up as much content as possible. People are far more likely to follow if they arrive at your blog and its already jam packed with content for them to read.
Say yes!
This is quite a broad point but what I mean is that when you first start your blog, say yes to anything and everything you can. Whether its guest posting for another blogger, doing a tag you've been tagged in or attending a meet up with bloggers in your area, do it! The more of these kind of things you can do in the beginning, the better. It'll allow you to get to know other bloggers and let them know about your blog. Its also nice to do these things too - nobody wants to follow a blog if the writer isn't friendly and won't get involved in things. Don't say yes to something you feel uncomfortable doing but if its something you think could be fun and could benefit you, have the confidence to do it!

So there we have it, a few tips for growing your blogs audience. If you're a new blogger or just needed a bit of motivation, I hope you found them useful! One last thing I think is important to say is that you must remember that blogging isn't about the number of followers you have and you shouldn't start blogging with the goal to get 'loads of followers' in mind. Yes it is important that people read your blog and enjoy reading it but most importantly, just enjoy it for yourself. If you love what you do and don't get too caught up in the numbers game, you'll find getting started as a blogger much easier and more enjoyable!

Do you have any other tips for growing your blogs audience?

Lots of love,