Tuesday 27 January 2015

Review || W7 Absolute Lash Mascara

Hey guys!
How is everyone? This week has been taking its toll on me due to excessive amounts of coursework and revision for my mock exams which are next week. I am so stressed out! But what's better to cheer me up than find this amazing beauty product from W7 for only £2.49 from my local BOYES store (It is around £8 on W7's website)?
I've never heard of this mascara until I saw it in the shop, and of course I had to buy it, not just because it looks exactly like Benefit's They're Real mascara but mainly because of the price!
So as you can see, this mascara looks identical to the Benefit's one besides the fact that it is called Absolute Lashes. I would say this mascara is an amazing dupe, even better than the one you can buy on eBay which actually has the same packaging as They're real.
Here is a picture of the mascara's wand. As you can see (if you own They're Real) it looks identical to the original. It's very easy to apply onto your lashes and covers them fully from the root with just one layer. I have really fair lashes and would say that this is one of the best mascaras I've ever used.
Here's a close up of the wand, and you can see that the bristles are made out of rubber for easier application, however they aren't too stiff so it doesn't irritate the eye.
This picture shows the finished look on my lashes. I have used 2 coats and you cannot see any blonde, yay! This mascara is truly amazing, so easy to apply and oh so affordable! I suggest all you Benebabes go and try this mascara and see for yourselves! Should you splash out on They're Real or save money on Absolute Lashes? The decision is yours! 
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 23 June 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello beauties!
Who's been enjoying this weather? Me, Me, ME!!!! It is absolutely boiling in Nottingham, and I caught a bit of the sun. There is nothing better than having tanned skin and enjoying a beautiful weather. What I got up to those past few days is shopping, working and hitting the gym! I am determined to get very fit over the Summer just in time for my first girly holiday in August!
Anyway, here are pics of a few things I recently bought.
My little sister is obsessed with loom bands at the moment so I decided to buy some myself!!
Primark sunnies are the best. The prices vary from £1-£3. The white aviators were £1 and the mirror effect aviators were £2. 2 pairs for £3!!! BARGAIN!
Birkenstocks are a bit expensive, so I opted for the cheaper way and got some look alike sandals for only £5 from Primark. I've been wearing them every day since the day I got them and that was over a week ago. They are extremely comfortable.
This gorgeous handbag cost me £35 from River Island. Pricey but totally worth it!
I found this camisole in Vero Moda and had to try it on ASAP. It looks great on and weirdly suits my new hair colour! It was only £10, an amazing bargain especially as they accept NUS card so I got 10% off the bill.
This lovely skater skirt was reduced to £12 from I think £25 or £30 which is also a total bargain. It's great for this Summer and will look fantastic with a tan.
I've wanted to buy a 90's string top for a while now. I had a look around a local Miss Selfridge store and couldn't find any that I liked off the website, and you know what it's like when it comes to online shopping - it doesn't always turn out so great and something might not suit you. So I went into Topshop and found this lovely white top for only £6!!! I tried it on and really loved it. I will definitely purchase this top in more colours!
I've never tried Topshop's make-up but it would be a sin if I didn't buy these items for 50 PENCE EACH. I found this eye crayon in gold, a lip marker (lip stain) in red, and two sets of nail varnishes in variety of colours. I shall do a review on those products very soon.
This gorgeous velvet headband was reduced to £1 from £6 which is a total bargain for Topshop. Personally, I don't think I would have paid £6 for a headband as it's just an accessory.
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday 29 May 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello Everyone,
There is no better feeling than finding amazing bargains on clothes, make-up, skin care and even books. I went round Charity shops in the local area and found great deals. I got 5 books for 30 pence each, coming up to £1.50 for the whole lot. I couldn't be happier. I am a massive book worm, and finding such great bargains on books which were originally on my to-buy list is a great feeling.
I am a huge Sex and the City fan, and Candace Bushnell is an amazing author. I own 6 of her books now, including the Lipstick Jungle.
I've read the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy and thought the books were quite good, even though I expected more of them. I've heard of Sylvia Day's Bared to You books and thought that I should give them a go, at least the first one anyway. The fact that I found this book for 30 pence is shocking. And amazing!!!
Nicholas Sparks is my all-time favourite author. I love all of his novels and film adaptations. I had to add The Lucky One to my collection.
I loved the film, so I reckon I will love the book even more.
This film is beyond beautiful.It made me cry so many times throughout the 2 hours haha. I reckon the book will make me just as emotional.
What's better than a storage box for £1? I got this from Poundworld and decided to store all my single eye shadows and eye shadow palettes.
4 storage baskets for £1 also from Poundworld. I'm going to use these to store my lipstick, each basket for different shades: reds, pinks, nudes and assorted colours.
Look how cute the baskets are. They are so tiny!
I adore Eylure eyelashes and when I saw these in Poundland I had to grab them! I only bought one pair to try them out and see if I like the style. I will definitely buy more pairs if I like these.
The flash on my camera is on the product so you can't see it very well, but I got the Nip+Fab concealer on sale at Tesco for only £2.49 reduced from £9.99. I'm very excited to try this product, especially as I ran out of my Rimmel concealer and had to buy a new one. I will review this product very soon.
I got this Nike gym top from a Charity shop for £2.99. I love the colour and cannot wait to wear it when I next go gym :)
I got this Next Camisole from another Charity shop for only £1.49!! I can't wait to pair it up with a pair of black or white jeans. This post just shows how good I am at finding great bargains! I must say that I'm always happier when I go shopping and spend a little money for a lot of clothes, rather than splash out for one item. I've learnt how to spend my money, at last!!!
If you have any questions then don't be afraid to drop a comment or email me :)
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday 23 May 2014

Review || MUA Lipstick in shade 16 - Nectar

Hello everyone,
I recently bought another MUA lipstick from Superdrug for £1. This time I chose shade 16 - Nectar which is a dark coral shade. I don't really have a lot to say about this product because you all know from my previous reviews that MUA lipsticks are a must-have especially as they come in so many different shades for such an amazing price. 
The packaging is very simple. Nice, sleek black and silver with the brand's logo on it. Keeping it simple, but classy. The bottom of this lipstick is 'see-through' but if you undo it, it is actually a lipgloss/balm attached to the bottom for you to choose whether you feel like wearing layers of heavy lipstick on colder days, or a hint of colour of the balm on hot days.
The lipstick looks a bit red. The texture and coverage are fantastic, especially as this lippy was only £1 from MUA. You can never have enough lipsticks. It is very easy to apply and to be honest, you don't even need to buy a lip liner because the lipstick looks great without having to accentuate your lips.
The packaging close-up. It looks similar to MAC's Morange.
Just one layer of this lipstick gives great coverage. I swatched it on my hand to show you guys how it looks on pale skin. It's a very orangey-coral shade. Perfect for the Summer.
That's what the lipstick looks like swatched layered up. It looks more bright red rather than coral.
I also bought this limited edition ChapStick in Shimmer Berry. It smells heavenly but doesn't really give any moisture, it kind of feels like it drains the lips from it :/
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Hey guys!
As you know, my exams start this week hence the lack of blogging recently. I have been deprived of my social life and just sit at home and revise all day for my A-levels. As soon as they are over I promise to blog more recently! I don't want to disappoint any of you because you've been amazing.
As most of you know, I discovered the amazing website through another blogger. I have already bought the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay and reviewed it here if you wanted to have a look at what I think of it.
Little instagram collage :)
As you can see, the box is a little bit battered, but it looks 100% authentic.
The palette itself looks exactly like the real Naked 3 palette. Even the texture of the metal box is the same.
I know that neither of the pictures is great as they were taken on my phone, but here you can see the colours of the eyeshadows in this palette. They are very pigmented, just like the Naked 2 palette I bought from Tmart. You can buy the Naked 3 palette here, and the Naked 2 palette here.
Here is the back of the packaging. As you can see, it is a little bit torn in a few places, but hey ho, I only care about what's inside!! If you have any questions about this product then don't hesitate to ask me via comment or email :)
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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