Barry M

Wednesday 19 May 2021


April favourites in 2021. Includes a silicone scalp massager, nail polishes and iridescent blushers.

In April my favourite thing was the weather :)  the end. Jokes aside, I must say that Spring is in full bloom this year and I cannot wait for hotter days to come our way soon! After last year's first lockdown it will be very difficult to beat the weather but please let the sunshine continue throughout the rest of SS21!! 

April 2021 has been a month of trying out lots of new products - some I've loved and others maybe not so much. Either way, I will be focusing on the items that I really enjoyed using throughout the month. Let's get into it!

Monday 6 March 2017


Oh, have I been spoilt for my birthday this year! Turning 21 really does mean you get old - but we only get better and wiser with age!

During my birthday month, I was enjoying the Lovestruck perfume by Vera Wang which I was kindly gifted by my other half. I really love the scent of it, it's very fresh and feminine - perfect for the Spring.

Of course, a nail varnish had to make my top 5! I've gone back to my old trusty Barry M in the shade 04. I can only wear nude nails for work (boring I know) and I've been loving this matte little number. You only need one coat and it covers the nail bed perfectly! I would definitely recommend this shade for those who like a cool-toned nude.

Benefit always manages to amaze me with their products. As soon as Dandelion Shy Beam came out, I knew I had to bag it up. It's the most perfect matte highlighter for pale gals like me. It looks beautiful on its own as well as with a dust of powder highlight on top. I would recommend this to everyone who has problems with finding the perfect highlighter for them! - Don't let the price tag put you off, as this is very worth it!

Colourpop is one of my favourite affordable brands, but it costs a fortune to have it shipped to England! :( I've only made one order with them so far, but I will definitely be buying more of their products for sure. I have been using the Ultra Satin Lip in shade Barracuda nearly every day. It is a beautiful pink shade which suits all skin types and feels great on the lips. It's not drying at all and I found that it doesn't smudge throughout the day - ding ding ding, we've got a winner!
Another one of my favourites is their eyeshadows (all shades tbh!). I don't remember the name of this shade, but honestly, the pigment and consistency of these are amazing! If you can get your hands on any of Colourpop products then I would definitely suggest getting the pressed pigments.

What have you been loving this January? Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 27 June 2016

FOTD || Summer Glam Glow

Hey Everyone!

I've recently been loving wearing lots of highlighter and creating glowy-glam looks. Today I'll share my most recent one with you and I hope you all enjoy it!

So here's the look, quite simple yet classy, still glowy and glam.

These are the products I had used for this look:
-Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Palette
-Benefit Porefessional License To Blot Stick
-Benefit Porefessional Primer
-Collection Liquid Eyeliner
-Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation
-MAC Painterly Paint Pot
-MAC Brow Fluidline
-MAC Whirl Lipliner
-MAC Whirl Lipstick
-Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Palette
-Makeup Revolution Contour Palette
-Maybelline Sensational Mascara
-Primark Contour Sticks
-Primark Eyebrow Gel
-Primark Black Kohl Liner
-Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I hope you all enjoyed this look. Let me know if you have recreated it or have done some fun FOTD posts too!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 28 March 2016

OOTD || Day-Night Look, From the Office to Cocktails with the Girls

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope that everybody's had/having a nice Easter and got lots of delicious chocolate eggs, I certainly have! I realised that I haven't blogged about fashion for a while so thought I'd share with you an outfit of the day.

I'm wearing a long-sleeved playsuit from H&M which is my current favourite outfit. It is so easy to accessorise and is suitable for any occasion. Unfortunately, they are all sold out on the website now but I have found a few similar to the one that I'm wearing. 

I thought this outfit would be perfect for a two-in-one look to wear to work (especially for those who work in the fashion industry) and then it can easily be accessorised for a night-time look, such as going out for drinks with your friends.

Yes, I am aware that you can see my dad's reflection in my sunglasses - I don't know how to edit him out! I would appreciate any tips you have in order to do that, below in the comment section!
I'm wearing a big cotton floppy hat from Primark, I believe it was around £6-8.

My sunglasses are by Oscar De La Renta and I got these from TKMaxx for around £16. I'm wearing MAC Brave on my lips, lined with MAC's Dervish lip liner.

My gorgeous bag is from Primark and it only cost me £6. I take it with me everywhere as it's so spacious! It might not look it, but I can fit a lot of things in there! Usually my whole purse and a few makeup items, as well as pocket tissues, house keys etc.

I really think that waist belts are much underrated nowadays. They can make a simple outfit go from a 6 to a 10 instantly. Not that this gorgeous playsuit needed a belt - I just love to accessorise!

I actually forgot to put my Micheal Kors watch on before having my pictures taken, but I thought that it'll go great with this outfit because of its navy and gold shades.

These pointy loafers from New Look only cost me £6 in the sale last year! I absolutely love them and wear them all the time. I think they add a nice touch to this outfit and are comfy to wear all day at work and don't look too casual for a night out.

My gorgeous name necklace was a gift from my boyfriend, and the other was a gift from one of my closest friends that I received for my 20th this year. I think it's from Accessorize.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Barry M Nail Paint Review

Hiya dolls!
My nails needed doing so badly! This time I have used Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in the shade Lychee and Barry M Glitter Effect Nail Paint im the shade Amethyst.
I've never actually uses any of Barry M's products, so I was quite excited about trying their nail varnishes for the first time :) I must say, I am very pleased with the quality of the nail paints and will definitely increase my nail varnish collection by adding many more colours!

The Packaging: I really like the packaging of those nail varnishes as they are big, bold and stand out from other bottles. The font on the glass bottles is really cute and girly. I love it! 
The caps differ on the type of the nail paint. If it's limited edition or an effect one then the cap will stand out from others. Here you can see that the Gelly Nail Paint has a shiny silver cap, and the glitter effect has a plain matte black cap.

The Application: The Gelly Nail Paint was very easy to apply and I only needed to use one coat to get the full coverage on the nail. The texture was very thick and smooth almost jelly-like. There isn't a lot I can say about this nail varnish as it's just so perfect that I have no words to describe it. It's also such good value for money at £3.99 per item!!

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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