Wednesday 10 June 2020


It has honestly been too long since I picked up a book and really enjoyed it. I used to be an avid reader for many years until going to university where I feel like my passion slowly started to diminish. It wasn't until September 2019 that I started to read again, maybe not like I used to but I found myself picking up a new book every 4-6 weeks or so. Since UK lockdown I found myself reading a lot more, but definitely not as much as I'd like to (I've got Netflix and Amazon Prime to thank for that!).

Thursday 31 January 2019


Origins Night-a-mins £32:
This is hands down my new favourite night cream. I used to really enjoy wearing Decleor Neroli Oil or Night Balm but I’ve been completely diverted. Night-a-mins has recently had its formula changed to fruit-derived acids to make it more effective as a treatment and more environmentally friendly. The cream consists of grape, apple and beetroot acids which help resurface the skin as well as peel the dead skin cells off overnight. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to this product as I found it a bit tightening at first which gave away an uncomfortable sensation on my cheeks, but now I use it daily and can’t imagine myself going back to anything else.

I don’t know what I did before I got this brush. It has honestly changed the way I apply my eyeshadow, making it so easy to blend any harsh lines or shadows together. I bought this brush exactly a year ago for my 22nd birthday and I got another for Christmas last year which will make my life much easier because I won’t have to wash the brush as often if I’m in a hurry (I try to wash my brushes at least once a week). Even though this brush is very expensive, it really is worth every penny. Especially now that the bristles are synthetic instead of real hair (much more environmentally friendly) it makes it a lot easier to blend all sorts of eyeshadows and it doesn’t shed at all. I think this is definitely a great brush to add to your collection and a staple in my daily routine.

I first came across this brand after seeing it on the Tribe app and once I saw that Papier sells Disney themed notebooks I had to get one. They offer quite a big variety of different styles and types of notebooks and diaries but for my first one, I picked this Alice in Wonderland one. I’ve been wanting to start a proper bullet journal for months now so when’s the best time for one if not now? I started filling this one out in the last week of December last year and I can’t seem to put it down. I also use another dated diary for everyday use but I enjoy the fact that I can customise my bullet journal to my needs. You can get £10 off your first order when using this link.

I bought this book back in October and attempted to read it twice but couldn’t really bring myself to sitting down and focusing on a book due to some personal issues I was going through. Now that I have finally made time for myself I managed to finish this book in a couple of weeks time and wow, it is bloody brilliant. The writing is phenomenal and the way that Heather described Lale’s story is so personal and made me feel all the emotions in the world! If you haven’t read this already, please do - you won’t regret it.

Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life £7:
This is a gem that I re-discovered at Christmas when I received a large Soap & Glory set from my partner. I forgot just how good this smells and makes my skin feel after cleansing. Thankfully, the brand has stopped using microbeads in their products in 2014 (according to their Twitter account) which is why I was happy to start using this product again. I find that the product works well on its own, however, I prefer to use it with exfoliating gloves for a super smooth effect on my skin. If you haven't already tried this scrub then I suggest you do as it smells great and will make your skin feel brand new!

What have you loved this January?

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Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Mini Book Haul

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Who doesn't love a good book, right? I've been a bookworm since I was 12 - so for good 8 years now! My all time favourite author throughout my childhood was Jacqueline Wilson and then Joanne K. Rowling. However, now I really love Danielle Steele, Jodi Picoult and Torey Hayden.

I've been wanting to get my hands on a few books recently, and with ASDA always doing some sort of offers I had to get them. I chose Grey by E L James and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn as I wanted to see Mr Grey's side of the story and Gone Girl took over my heart when the movie came out.

I really wanted to get my hands on two more books - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawking and The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff, however unfortunatelly there wasn't any in stock - I will get my hands on them soon though!

Have you read any of the books mentioned above? If so, what did you think? Any recommendations?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 17 March 2014

What I'm reading at the moment

Hello everyone!
In today's post I wanted to talk about my new favourite book which I'm also reading at the moment - The fault in our stars by John Green. I started reading it not long ago and I must say that I can't put it down, but have to due to college work overload.
This book is about a 16, soon to be a 17 year old girl who has lung cancer and meets a 17 year old boy with an amputated leg. It's a proper teenage love story and I don't want to give anything away in case you're all lined up to read this bad boy!
The fault in our stars will change everyone's lives and their perspective on life and love. The film for this book is coming out this Summer, so I will definitely be going down to Cineworld on the release date!!!
Sorry that this post is very brief, but I have been so busy lately that I have barely any time to blog :(
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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