Monday, 1 June 2020

REVIEW || GARNIER SKINACTIVE ROSE SOOTHING GLOW MIST AND ROSE SOOTHING TONER


I've never really been fond of rose-scented products as I had an allergic reaction to a Lush product before. It was hard for me to get used to the scent of these two products at first as I found them slightly overwhelming, but now that my skin is used to them I have really been enjoying using the products.

The mist feels lovely on the skin. It instantly soothes my skin and I find myself not feeling satisfied with my skincare routine until I have finished off with this product. The spray effect is great as it covers my face evenly with the product. I definitely reach for this product more than the toner as I find the application a lot more convenient especially throughout the day as a top-up. The bottle is handy to use and fits in my every-day handbag, so it's great to use on-the-go.

The toner is nice and lightweight. It makes my skin feel soothed and cleansed. This product feels just like any of the other Garnier toners I have tried and I don't think it's anything special. It is definitely nice and feels great on the skin but I'm not 100% sure if it will help improve the resilience of my skin over time. 

Both of these products have the exact same ingredients, the only difference is that one is labelled a toner and is 200ml and the other is a mist and 150ml. I prefer to use this product as a mist which makes a nice addition to my daily skincare routine and means that I can use my favourite toner.
I love that both of these products are vegan and don't have any harmful ingredients in them. There are more products in the rose range that might be worth checking out, but for me, I'm happy with the mist 😊

When I run out of the mist I will decant the toner into the spray bottle so I can continue to use it as a refreshing spray throughout the day.

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Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday, 22 May 2020

FASHION || ASOS TOP SALE PICKS THIS WEEK

Another week, another top picks post. This week I've focused on ASOS as they stock a lot of different brands across their website. I always try and stick to a certain budget so you won't end up breaking your bank! Enjoy your shopping!
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Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday, 18 May 2020

REVIEW || THE BODY SHOP WONDERFULLY WONKY BANANA BODY YOGURT


I love The Body Shop body care ranges. I tend to pick a few bits up every now and then, especially when they're on offer. In my last haul, I bought 4 of the body yogurts - a product that I've been wanting to try ever since they came out in 2018. I chose the scents: Pink Grapefruit, Wonderfully Wonky Banana, Almond Milk, and Cactus Blossom. Seeing as I cannot find neither Cactus Blossom nor Wonderfully Wonky Banana online, I'm assuming that these were limited edition last summer.

The scent of this product is just phenomenal. I love bananas and banana flavoured and scented products, so it was no surprise that I fell in love with this product straight away. The packaging is very handy as it is not too wide but deep enough to easily take out the cream. I like the banana details on the top of the lid, it makes a nice addition to the product.

The consistency is very smooth, cooling and lightweight which is perfect for this time of the year. It applies very easily on the skin and instantly absorbs. I have tried it both on wet and dry skin, and I prefer the application on dry skin as I find that it absorbs into the skin quicker; whereas wet application made my skin feel a bit sticky before it dried properly.


The overall verdict is that this product is my new favourite type of body moisturiser. I absolutely love the way it applies to the skin and how quickly it absorbs. This really is a perfect and versatile moisturiser, especially during hotter weather. The only downside of this product is that it is limited edition and you might not be able to get hold of this scent in the future. The Body Shop tends to bring out a few different scents for a limited amount of time, so when you find a scent that you really love make sure that you stock up!

You can buy The Body Shop body yogurts here.

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Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday, 15 May 2020

FASHION || MISSGUIDED TOP SALE PICKS THIS WEEK

For this week's top picks I chose to share with you my favourite sale items from Missguided. They have such a great variety of items in the sale at the moment, that it was very difficult trying to narrow it down to a small amount of items! Enjoy your shopping!
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Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday, 11 May 2020

REVIEW || DECIEM / THE ORDINARY AHA 30% + BHA 2% PEELING SOLUTION


I was hesitant to try anything from The Ordinary for a while. The low price tag was very appealing but I was worried about trying any form of acid on my sensitive skin. Having decided that 2020 is going to be a year where I'll be on a beauty spending ban, I knew I had to do a mini haul of a few of the Ordinary's bestsellers to try out before my spending ban started.
I ordered the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution among a few other items as I heard many people rave about how good it is. I love the Origins Night-a-Mins cream which has fruit-derived AHA's, so how much different is this product going to be?

Well, for starters the Peeling Solution is pretty much pure acid, or at least it feels like it on the skin. It works immediately as well as overtime so it's a great item to add to your current skincare routine for beautifully glowy skin.


The first time I used this peeling solution it burned my skin. I thought that it was odd, but apparently, it is a sign that the product is working. I kept it on my face for no longer than 10 minutes as advised, and once I washed it off my skin felt absolutely amazing. It felt super smooth and soft.
The next day, my skin felt less oily and plumper. I've been avoiding using too many products at the same time and only been introducing one new product to try at a time until my skin gets used to the previous product I was trying out.

After a few weeks of using this product every 3 days, I have noticed that my skin doesn't react the same way to the product. It doesn't burn anymore, but the results are still great. My skin feels softer and smoother than it did before I started using this product. It is now a part of my biweekly skincare routine on days where I don't exfoliate or mask.

I wouldn't replace my normal exfoliator with this product but I will use them together on different days. This product isn't a normal face exfoliator/scrub but is a great addition to anyone's skincare routine. I would highly recommend giving this product a go, especially if you are looking for a brighter and smoother complexion.

You can buy the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution for £6.30 on the Deciem website here.

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Lots of love,
Maya xo
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