Monday 1 May 2017


April, April, April... What a rollercoaster of emotions you were - just like the weather you brought to us this year! I must say I loved quite a few of the same items this year so it might look like a review - but I promise you they are so worth it.

First up, I've been really enjoying using the Kerastase Voluminifique Spray. I have very thin hair and it's difficult to keep it looking volumised and thick. I've been using this spray after every wash and then blow drying and styling my hair as usual, and I have noticed a change in the volume even after sleeping with my hair down. This is honestly a Holy Grail for me and I highly recommend it to all who haven't been blessed with thick hair.

The Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Eyeliner in Glitz was my first glitter liner from this collection. It makes creating glam cut crease looks so much easier and it's great for those who aren't very good at using loose glitter as it sticks to the eyelid without any extra glitter glue. I try to use these as much as I can, but the turquoise shade is hands down my favourite and will get a lot of use this Summer!

Bell sleeves - my true love this Spring. How beautiful is this top from Topshop though? Not only has it got bell sleeves (which are so in this Spring - read my 'What's fashionable this Spring' post here), but also the oh-so-cute pie crust neckline! This is the top that's in my pictures however, the teal colour seems to be sold out on the website. I know for a fact that I'll be getting some more colours soon!

What have you been loving this April? Other than the hot days of course!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday 3 June 2016

2016 || April Favourites

Hi Everyone!

I know it's sooo late for an April favourites post, but you should be grateful that there is one at all hahaha!! I bought loads of Benefit products in April so I thought I'd dedicate this post to the brand (NOT sponsored). 

So as you can see I went all out and bought nearly every single travel-sized product that Benefit does. As Boots had an offer on the minis (4 for £15 + free makeup bag) I bought 8 products from the offer and one travel-sized Hoola bronzer which was £9.95.

I absolutely love every single product I had bought, especially the baby sized Hoola! I definitely recommend all these product for those who are travelling light this year or want to save space in their makeup bags!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned above? What's your favourite?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 17 April 2016

Review || Pil'aten Black Head Pore Strips

Good Morning Everyone!

Who doesn't love a good old pamper day! I try to exfoliate and do face masques twice a week as I find that wearing makeup every day takes its toll out on my skin. My favourite products for exfoliation is the St Ives Apricot Scrub and any of the Clean&Clear scrubs. Before applying proper face mask I use black pore strips which are fantastic for clearing and opening up the pores. As you can see, I have already used a few which is enough for me to review this product thoroughly.

Like I said, you get 10 masks in a pack for less than £2! Bargain of the century or what? Not everyone can afford Biore strips which are sold for around £6 which come in a pack of 6 sachets. This rounds up to £1 per strip (you only get nose strips). I don't know about you, but I do love a bargain, and that is exactly what you get if you buy Pil'aten products.

The consistency of this mask is very smooth and thick so when you apply it you have to be careful as it goes everywhere and is quite hard to wash out. It has to be rubbed into your pores for best effect and then you should wait until the mask starts to peel itself off as this tells you that the dirt is ready to pop out of your skin - sounds grim, I know. Once the mask dries you should peel it off slowly from the bottom up in order to get as much dirt out as possible. Just to warn you - it does pull out little hairs too, so if you have really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend this as it might leave you with some inflammation. I personally love to look at the mask after I peeled it off as it shows me how much dirt it got out of my skin and it is just satisfying!

Did I mention that you can apply this mask all over your face? Well, you can! It doesn't come in a form of a strip which I thought it would, making it easier to target the areas you really want to clean - such as the T-zone and chin, cheeks etc. It is hands down the best mask I've ever used in my life so far and I will never stop re-buying it.

What skincare products do you use? Have you ever tried pore strips?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 19 July 2015

2015 || April Favourites

Hey dolls!
I know it's very late for an April favourites post, but it's better late than never, ay? So this April I've been loving everything summer-like and I cannot wait until my holidays this year! Being so busy revising for my A-levels I've not had much time to spend on shopping which means I also saved up some $$$ but I had to buy something, right?!

First up is the ever so cute Anna&Elsa sippy cup! I got this from Primark fro only £2.50!! I've not put it down since I bought it! I try to drink detox water daily to get rid of all the bad toxins out my system. I usually use filtered water, two ice cubes, two slices of lemon, three slices of cucumber, a handful of fresh mint and sometimes a strawberry to add more flavour. However my favourite has to be just lemon, mint and ice as it's very refreshing.

I've also been loving green tea by Tetley. They offer so many flavours I can't wait to try them all! I especially enjoyed the peach and cherry blossom green tea. Green tea does so many good things to your body - it improves and speeds up your metabolism, gets rid of toxins, gives you energy from natural sources and has a small amount of caffeine to get you through those nasty mondays!

Last but not least, I've been loving Body Shop's fragrance. I have two different scents, one I was gifted for my birthday which is musk scented and isn't my favourite scent to be honest with you as I do not particularly like lavender and such, whereas the other which is my favourite at the moment is called Love, etc...

Stay tuned for more monthly favourites, as I am three months behind!!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Recent Purchases

Hey Beauties!
I wanted to treat myself to some new bits and bobs after recovering from my operation and before all my exams start so during that time I could save up for my holidays etc.
So my little shopping trip consisted of buying lots of stationary for myself and my little brother, and obviously some beauty picks too. I chose my favourite brand at the moment - Essence, Ted Baked body spray and some supplements.
So as we all know supplements are good for us. But do we take them regularly? No... So when I saw that Holland&Barrett had a mid season sale I had to pop in to see for myself! Those cod liver oil tablets were reduced from £12.99 to only £6.49 so I had to grab this bargain! There are 120 capsules so it will last me for 4 months which made me even happier as I always feel ill and like I don't have enough vitamins in my system.
I always wanted a Ted Baker body spray but the price has put me off a bit even thought t was too expensive but I just thought I'm not paying 7 quid for some body spray, but when it was reduced to half price in my local Boots I had to grab it. I love this scent, it's perfect for SS15 as it's floral but also sweet and flirty so it's great for nights out.
Essence is my number one brand for lip and eye products at the moment. You can read my review of their products here. I chose 3 nude lipsticks, two lip liners and one eye pencil. Wilko's always has great offers on their make-up and when I saw the 3 for 2 sign I just couldn't resist those beautiful colours!!
l-r 03 Come Naturally, 02 Porcelain Doll and 05 Cool Nude. Those colours are absolutely fantastic and suit any skin type and colour. They are long lasting and moisturise the lips as well as make them look fuller.

Here are the swatches of the lipsticks and as you can see they are very pigmented after one coat. My favourite has to be the one on the left as it reminds me of MAC's Brave a lot and for only £3.20 it's a steal!
Those two lip liners are in shades Satin Mauve and In the Nude. I absolutely love Essence lip liners as they are very soft and easy to apply as they glide on the lips smoothly.
And a long lasting eye liner in the shade Berry Merry which is a new addition to the collection.
On the left side is the swatch of the eye liner and the other two are lip liners. as you can see they're all highly pigmented and look very soft. I would recommend any of Essence products to any of you beauty gurus who are looking for style steals!

Have you entered my MAC lipstick giveaway yet? Hurry, you only have one week left!

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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