Monday, 1 March 2021

REVIEW || GARNIER ULTIMATE BLENDS PLUMPING HAIR FOOD WATERMELON & POMEGRANATE SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER AND MASK


When I first saw that Garnier brought out a watermelon scented range of their Ultimate Blends collection I knew I had to have it because if you know anything about me you will know that I love anything watermelon scented. I'm a huge fan of the Banana hair mask from Garnier and I haven't tried any of the other products, including the shampoos or conditioners. On my recent walk, I decided to go into my local Boots store and pick up the shampoo, conditioner and mask from the watermelon collection and I just couldn't wait to smell them!

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

FASHION || FEMME LUXE HAUL

*This post contains PR items from Femme Luxe.

Another day, another haul! Who remembers my Recent Buys & New News posts from back in the day haha? Well, today I have a little Femme Luxe haul to share with you all and I'm so excited to talk about some of these items.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

LIFESTYLE || CELEBRATING VALENTINE'S DAY AT HOME


My usual plans for the *day of love* are either having a takeaway and watching a new movie or going to the cinema and out for a nice lunch or dinner (ah, those were the days). 
This year won't be much different as we're not big celebrators of this holiday, but I still like to make some effort. 

Saturday, 6 February 2021

REVIEW || PIXI BY PETRA GLOW TONIC


*This post contains gifted items.

Everyone and their mum knows about the Pixi Glow Tonic, but maybe feel a bit sceptical about trying it out as it contains glycolic acid that can be a bit too strong for some to use. 
The first time I got to try this tonic was when my dear friend, Sophie, gave me some of her travel-sized bottle to try out. At first, I didn't see any results, but that might have been due to the amount I used and not being consistent enough. Now, I use the glow tonic twice a day after cleansing and have noticed amazing results - keep on reading to find out more

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

2021 || VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM, HER & THEM

The notebook in this picture is from a few years ago (it's from Paperchase).

We are approaching the most romantic time of the year soon, where we like to gift our loved ones with meaningful items. I for one, like to either make something myself or treat others with something small but useful (there's no need to spend loads of money) and I'm here to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Sunday, 31 January 2021

2021 || JANUARY FAVOURITES


Here we are, it's the time of the month and year where I try to stick out writing monthly favourites posts - let's hope that this time they are here to stay seeing as I've got lots of free time to write!

Saturday, 30 January 2021

FASHION || KATCH ME HAUL - LOUNGEWEAR

*This post contains PR items. 

So, it's not been too long since my last Katch Me haul but I feel that this one is even better than the last one as it includes my new favourite word = loungewear

Thursday, 21 January 2021

MY WOODSWORTH EDITIONS BOOK COLLECTION


Some of you may already know that I have joined Beth's Book Club at some point in 2020 when I needed to have some sense of community. Thanks to the beautiful pictures that often get re-shared on the Instagram page for the book club, I have come across the most gorgeous collector's editions of classic books that include some of my favourite titles.

Friday, 15 January 2021

REVIEW || JOLIE BEAUTY SECOND SKIN HIGHLIGHTERS IN SAINTLY AND DREAMING



*This post contains PR items from Jolie Beauty. In this picture I am wearing the shade 'Saintly'.

I recently came across the brand Jolie Beauty on a blogging assignment website where I could apply for a collaboration to review a highlighter from this company. I was pleasantly surprised to receive two of the Jolie Beauty Second Skin Highlighters in shades 'Saintly' and 'Dreaming'.
 
Jolie Beauty is a brand created by experienced makeup artists, wanting to make products that are the highest quality with an affordable price tag. All products are cruelty-free and most are vegan; thus being very ethically-aware when it comes to cosmetics. I don't tend to buy any makeup or skincare items that aren't cruelty-free, and mostly I look for the vegan labels too.

Monday, 4 January 2021

REVIEW || ELF COSMETICS PORELESS PUTTY PRIMER


I feel like this product has been sold out in my local Superdrug stores for absolute ages until I was able to get my hands on it in December 2019. I've been using it for a few months now so I think it's the perfect time to finally review it. Since releasing the Poreless Putty Primer, ELF have also released a selection of primers in this range including Matte Putty Primer, and Luminous Putty Primer (which I haven't tried yet).

Monday, 14 December 2020

2020 || THE BLOGMAS TAG



You might already know that I love a good old themed post tag. I recently participated in a Halloween Tag and was nominated to participate in a Christmas one by the lovely Kay from The Craft Room and Beyond

Monday, 7 December 2020

2020 || AFFORDABLE CHRISTMAS JUMPERS FOR WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN

So, here we are. It's been a whole year since I attempted Blogmas in 2019 which I enjoyed but found way too overwhelming to keep up with over a short period of time, especially as I was working full-time and preparing for a very big Christmas! This year I have more time to myself as I'm currently not working (I guess I can call myself self-employed as I have opened my own business), but I decided not to do Blogmas this year. Sadly, I just don't have enough ideas for blog posts but will try and write as much content as possible. I would also love to do a giveaway soon for the new year to start it off as great as possible for one lucky person. 

If you are looking for more festive content then check out my other posts:

Ladies' Christmas Jumpers: 



Men's Christmas Jumpers:



Children's Christmas Jumpers:



*This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission if you purchased something through that link. This will not cost you any more, but it will support me massively.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday, 23 November 2020

FASHION || MY FAVOURITE ACCESSORIES FOR DRESSING UP


It's been a while since I got to dress up all fancy and be able to enjoy a normal night out where I can truly enjoy myself without any worries. But where those nights the best!! Over the years I have accumulated many accessories that never fail for when I'm looking for something to wear. Whether it's a lovely sunny day, or a dark cold evening these are my staples that can make my outfit go from a 7 to a 10 in minutes!

Thursday, 12 November 2020

LIFESTYLE || I OPENED AN ETSY SHOP!


I don't have to remind you of what a shitshow 2020 has been because you all already know. So many people have lost their jobs, and not been able to pick themselves back up. This year I was made partially redundant and accepted the first full-time position I applied for due to desperation and wanting a change of lifestyle. I met some amazing people in my new job but I hated working there. I thought I was getting myself a lovely social media management job at a very well-known company, but unfortunately, it turned out to be a shitty call centre job that did not pay enough for what was asked of me. So here I am, nearly two months since I left my job and I'm still unemployed (looking for work DAILY). Now, with all this extra time that I've had, I finally started my own little business which is something I've been wanting to do for many years.

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

FASHION || KATCH ME HAUL AW20

 *AD - This post contains gifted items.

I was recently contacted by KatchMe to try some of their AW20 staples, so me being me obviously said yes because I'm always on a lookout to test out new brands!

Saturday, 31 October 2020

2020 || The Hallotober Tag - Happy Halloween!

 


Happy Halloween my scary witches and warlocks!


I was tagged in this little Halloween Q&A by the lovely Kay from The Craft Room and Beyond to finish off this year's scary festivities!

Sunday, 18 October 2020

THE BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIES TO WATCH AS A FAMILY - 12A AND BELOW

If like me, you are a huge fan of watching family favourite movies during the spooky season then you have most definitely come to the right place! I am absolutely obsessed with Halloween and often find myself watching all of my festive favourites at random times throughout the year instead of saving them for the actual day. So, I thought that the best thing to do is to write up a post including my favourite movies to watch for myself to look back on, as well as for you to enjoy if you're stuck for ideas. 

Monday, 5 October 2020

CHANGING THE RAZOR GAME WITH ESTRID - VEGAN AND SUSTAINABLE RAZOR FOR ALL WOMEN

*This post contains gifted items.

Now, I don't have to tell you how difficult it is to find the perfect razor for a bump-free and smooth finish. I have tried many different brands, including those specific for men which I find give me a better finish than those that are directed at women, odd right? 


I have seen a lot of adverts for Estrid razor subscription and was really intrigued to see if this was going to be the one for me. So when Estrid got in touch with me about trying out a started kit, I jumped at the occasion as I spent so much money in the past on razors that did not work very well for me. Before I received my Peach razor I made sure to not shave for a few days/weeks to get the full effect from the first use.

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

LIFESTYLE || FILMS AND TV SHOWS I LOVE TO (RE)WATCH IN AUTUMN


I hope it's acceptable for me to post this on the first day of September even though it's technically still Summer? Autumn is by far my most favourite season of the year. As much as I love hot summer days and nights, Autumn definitely holds a close place in my heart. As I'm writing this I am sat down on my bed in the fluffiest dressing gown, got my Jo Malone 'Orange Blossom' candle burning, a cup of tea on the side accompanied by Morrisons' Quadruple Chocolate Cookies (the best cookies in the world). Now all I need is a good film or TV show on to complete my autumnal mood. 

Sunday, 9 August 2020

2020 || JULY FAVOURITES


Oh boy, it has been a long while since I last shared with you my Monthly Favourites. I know that these are the type of posts that everyone likes to read to see and compare your favourites to others'. This month has been a bit hot and cold, hasn't it? Hence why all of my favourites are skincare related as I am still furloughed and not wearing much makeup!
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