Monday 12 April 2021


United Kingdom

March was a bit different for me than the past few months as the weather began to change into warmer days meaning that I've been going on more walks and trying to keep myself busy. Whereas the past few months seemed so dreary and not very enjoyable due to the cold!  

In all honesty, I have been using the same products that I usually do in my skincare and makeup routine as I'm not in a position where I can spend a lot of money to try new things. However, I will try and change it up a little bit each month so I have something new to talk about! I do have a massive collection of beauty items that I have never opened so this might actually be a good excuse to start opening up some bottles!

Thursday 28 July 2016


Hi Everyone!

Who doesn't own a NYX liquid lipstick yet? Either if it's a Soft Matte Lip Cream or the Lip Lingerie, it doesn't matter - NYX has been raved about for quite some time in the UK now and I've finally joined the bandwagon once I heard that my local Boots store opened up a NYX counter.

It wasn't long until I grabbed a few items including this gorgeous shade from the Lingerie collection. I really wanted to get more shades but the ones they had left weren't my cup of tea as many were sold out almost immediately...

First of all, the packaging is gorgeous. It looks a lot like the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit but for a fraction of the price, haha! It feels quite heavy and expensive to be honest, I actually thought it'd be quite flimsy and light but I'm glad it's not - this will make a great present for a friend or family member.

It took me forever to try and find the name of the shade ha ha, how embarrassing! I actually thought that this was a collection rather than the shade!

As you can see, the wand is really flat which makes it quite easy to apply. However, I do prefer Jeffree Star's wands as they are shaped to hug lips for better application, on the other hand I feel like NYX could have improved their wands as it's quite hard to get in the corners of the mouth and it always feels like I go out of line when applying this onto my lips.

So, not only is the wand flat but it's quite thick so it makes it even harder to apply! I think this would be easier to use with a lip brush however, I just slap on a bit of lipliner and go over with this lippy and have the perfect untouched lip for at least 5 hours!

Here's a swatch with the flash on, and the one below is a swatch with the flash off.
It actually looks a lot warmer and brown on my arm than it does on my lips as I feel like it's more of a nudish purple shade.

Overall, I was really impressed with the pigment of this lipstick and loved the colour when I swatched it on my arm, but because it shows up purple on my lips it slightly disappointed me and I wish I chose a different shade, as well as the wand isn't very up my street. But hey ho! What can you do? It was only £6.50 and the formula is great so I can't complain!

I will definitely add more of these to my collection, next on the list is Ruffle Trim!

Have you tried any of the NYX lip products? Which ones did you like best?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday 14 July 2016

Massive Drugstore Haul

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you're all looking forward to the weekend! I'm busy working and exercising, trying to get fitter before my holiday. Shall I do a post about my progress?

Anyway, I have recently splurged a LOT on makeup, both high-end and drugstore, but today I will share with you my drugstore buys.

I will link all products down below for you guys, and I won't go into much detail as I'd like to do full reviews, so if you'd like a review of a particular product then let me know down below in the comments section!

Let's get started!

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks in a pack of five £4.

Natural Collection Lipsticks and Eyeshadows, £1.99 each.

Shades: Hazelnut and Fig Leaf. 

Shades: Crushed Walnut, Willow and Milk Chocolate. (I have since then purchased another shade called Barley which is a warm gold colour)

Rose Gold Balmi, raspberry flavour. This was around £4 I believe as it was on offer.

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set, £19.99.

Primark and Sleek lipliners, and Essence waterline pencil.

Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipsticks £3 each, in shades: Girls Best Friend, Diamond Life, Private Members Club and Red Carpet. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my hands on the nude shade, but hopefully, I'll add it to my collection soon!
Ultra Strobe Cream £8
Pro Go Brush Set £4.95

Primark Matte Lipstick £1.50

Concealer/Contour Palette £3.45 including a brush

Morphe Magnetic Palette with 7 inserts in shades: Creme Brûlée, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast at Tifanneez, Caffee Mochiato, Glow for Me, Toasted Hazelnut, and Rosewood.

Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave Palette £10
Mermaids Forever Palette £8

Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Pink Fizz Palettes. £8 each

The Make-up Revolution Chocolate Palettes have been on my wishlist for months now! I've been lusting over the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette but have settled for the cheaper alternative. you can never go wrong with Make-up Revolution 

Do you own any of the products mentioned above? Are any of them on your wishlist?

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

Friday 14 February 2014

Recent Purchases

Hi guys!
As everyone knows, today is Valentine's day. Unlike most people I don't really like celebrating this event, because you shouldn't need an excuse or just one day a year to be nice and loving towards your partner, as this should be done every day. I have been with Kieran for a while now and we have never paid much attention to this day as we show affection all the time :)
Anyway, I went out shopping with my best friend Amarah yesterday and we had our make up done by Benefit. Of course I bought some make up from there, you don't even need to ask!

The high beam highlighter is £19.50 and is used to illuminate your skin and to give you natural looking glow.
It looks like a large nail varnish bottle.
Another pair of frilly socks. (my obsession has no limits)
Those gorgeous cut out shoes/boots are from Topshop. They were on sale for an amazing £18! They only had size 7 left but with my eye for bargains I found the last size 5 pair, even though I'm usually size 6 these fit perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed this short post, let me know what you think and maybe what I should write about next time?
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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