Monday 12 April 2021


United Kingdom

March was a bit different for me than the past few months as the weather began to change into warmer days meaning that I've been going on more walks and trying to keep myself busy. Whereas the past few months seemed so dreary and not very enjoyable due to the cold!  

In all honesty, I have been using the same products that I usually do in my skincare and makeup routine as I'm not in a position where I can spend a lot of money to try new things. However, I will try and change it up a little bit each month so I have something new to talk about! I do have a massive collection of beauty items that I have never opened so this might actually be a good excuse to start opening up some bottles!

One of my favourite things in March was experimenting with different types of coffee with my Nespresso machine. I've had this machine for a few months (coming up to a year soon actually) and I must say that it is one of my favourite gadgets in my kitchen. My current machine is actually my mum's old one that she stopped using a while ago, so one woman's trash is another woman's treasure ;) I was also given a milk frother for Christmas last year by my parents which has massively upped my coffee game! Now that I have added a couple of syrups to my collection I think I can call myself an amateur barista in the making lol.

My favourite combination for a hot coffee is the Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast capsule with Oatly Barista Oat Milk (frothed up on the highest setting) and 5ml of Monin Caramel Syrup. And for iced coffee, I really love the Nespresso Vanilla Eclair capsule poured over ice with fresh coconut milk (Asda's own brand is great) and 10ml of Monin Vanilla Syrup (this also works great as a hot drink and tastes just like Costa's Coconut Vanilla Latte).

Moving on from my caffeine addiction, another favourite of mine during March was Nars' Laguna Bronzer. I received a giant limited edition size of this bronzer from my lovely friends for my birthday and it is my favourite bronzer I've ever tried (this might partially be due to the scent). The first layer of this bronzer was full of gold shimmer which sadly isn't in the original formula but boy does it look beautiful on the skin. I have actually been avoiding using up the shimmer in a corner of the bronzer just so I can use it for a special occasion 😂

Lastly, my favourite skincare item this month was Boots' Zingy Mango and Papaya Shower Gel. This is by far my absolute favourite shower gel scent as it is so fruity and tropical - it makes me feel like I'm on holiday (which is a very distant memory haha). This shower gel is super affordable at only 75p for 250ml so whenever it's in stock in stores I pick a couple of bottles up (the first time I was able to get my hands on this scent in absolute ages was this month). I have tried a few different scents from Boots own shower gels but this has to be my favourite! I have previously bought a hand wash in this scent which was very nice but not as hydrating as I thought it'd be.

What were your favourites in March? Have you tried any of the items that I've been loving?

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Lots of love,
Maya xo

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