Friday 1 February 2019


As a massive thank you to those who have participated in either dry January or Veganuary (or both) and give you a chance to win a Mac lipstick and lipliner of your choice. I have cut alcohol from my diet for over a year now and I couldn't feel better. I'm also trying to eat a lot less meat and dairy and when I eat a plant-based meal I feel 10 times better, so my main goal is to become vegan by the end of this year!

The rules of the giveaway are as follows:
- you must over the age of 16 or have parental consent to enter.
- if you unfollow/undo an action you will lose your entry.
- you must use a valid email address for me to contact you if you're a winner.
- if you show any negativity/hate towards myself or anyone participating you will be disqualified.
- Have fun! This giveaway is open to everyone & is international.


Good luck to everyone! I wish you all the best! ❤️

*This giveaway is not associated with MAC and the prize will be funded with my own money.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday 10 March 2017


February was a massive emotional rollercoaster ride for me. I had to battle my depression and anxiety as well as distance myself from toxic people, yet I also met some very lovely like-minded people and been really successful with blogging and university work. Moral of the story - don't let temporary people affect your future, and that hard work does pay off!

Anyway, I must say the product I've been loving the most last month was something that I've had since August and had only used it once. It is the Natural Collection Lipstick in shade Fig Leaf. I don't know why I didn't use it, probably because I have so many lipsticks I usually stick to the old trusty ones like Jeffree Star's Celebrity Skin or NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cremes. With the weather not being so great, I've been wanting to just wear lip balm but I felt like I needed a bit of colour added to my lips, so that's when I turned to this natural shade that's full of moisture that locks in all day long and it only costs £1.99! Fantastic bargain and I must say it will definitely suit all skin tones!

My next favourite (especially in Spring) is the Urban Decay Beached Bronzer. I've had this since January and been using it nearly every day since. It's a beautiful shade that instantly adds warmth to my skin and makes me look sun-kissed in seconds which also lasts all day long! It is slightly pricey, however definitely worth the price if you wear bronzer every day.

I recently bought the whole range of Lee Stafford's Hair Growth products and I've been really loving the Leave-in Treatment. I've been using it after every wash and I've noticed the difference on how much thicker my hair looks thanks to the pro-growth complex and caffeine. I will do a full review of the whole range soon.

Another one of my oldies but goodies that I've completely neglected is the Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream. It is amazing for brightening up your eyes and reducing the appearance of dark circles. I tend to use it in the morning before applying my makeup, but it's also BENEFITcial (see what I did there haha) to wear it overnight as then I wake up feeling fresh and with bright eyes - not horrible droopy 'what is sleep' sort of eyes!

Wikaniko's Moringa oil is one of my newest additions to my skincare routine, and OMG can I just say that this is bloody amazing?! I've not had it for long but I've been using it every night since receiving a bottle to review and it makes my skin feel absolutely amazing; it's so soft and reduces the appearance of fine lines (a full review will be up soon).

I've probably spoken about the L'aimant fragrance before, but I honestly love this scent. It smells great and is very dusty but still refreshing - perfect for Spring. It's also a very handy small bottle which fits perfectly in my handbag without weighing it down too much! If you're a big fan of Chanel then I'd definitely recommend this fragrance as it smells identical to Chanel No5.

What have you been loving this February? Have you tried any of these products before?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 9 March 2016

2016 || February Favourites

Good Morning Everybody!

I hope your week hasn't been too bad and that you're enjoying the second week of March! It's Easter soon! I can't wait to receive lots of chocolate eggs! Hehehe ;)

Today I will share with you my February favourites - there isn't a lot of them and they're all from one shop, but they are oh so exciting!

So as you can see I have loved Stila's Lipgloss and One Step Illuminating Bronzer, as well as Oscar De La Renta's sunglasses - the cases I was given were the only ones they had left at TKMaxx, but I'm not complaining as they are genuine Valentino cases and they are super soft!

The sunnies were only a whooping £14.99 each!! What a bargain!! They were both reduced from £100+, whereas the make-up items were below £5 each. I think I've fallen in love with the shop!

I would definitely recommend any of Stila's makeup products as I've never been disappointed with any of the ones that I own - and trust me when I say that I do have a big collection! 

What have you been loving this February? Have you shopped at TKMaxx before?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday 8 March 2016

High-end Make up Wishlist

Good Morning Everyone!

Such a gorgeous, sunny morning we have today! Bright mornings like this one always make me want to dress pretty and do my makeup very nicely, hence why I thought I'd share with you all my recent beauty wishlist!

MAC Lipstick in shade Russian Red
MAC Studio Fix Face and Body Foundatin 120ml in shade
MAC Concealer Palette in shade Light
MAC Cream Colour Base in shade Bronze
MAC Cream Colour Base pan in shade Pearl
MAC Studio Fix Powder and Foundation in shade NW10
MAC Nail Polish in Quiet Time
MAC eyeshadow pan in shade Print
MAC eyeshadow pan in shade Black Tied
MAC paint pot in shade Indianwood
MAC paint pot in shade Camel Coat
MAC paint pot in shade Painterly
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
NARS Blusher is shade Super Orgasm
NARS Illuminator in shade Laguna
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in Shipshape
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in Mighty
CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine in Energy
CHANEL Illusion D'ombre in Moonlight Pink
CHANEL Les Beiges Foundation
CHANEL Sun kiss Ribbon Blush
CHANEL Infinment Illuminating Powder
Benefit Rollerlash Mascara - either one of the two
Benefit 'That Gal' Primer
Benefit What's Upp Highlighter
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Benefit Porefessional Blotting Sheets
Benefit Porefessional Blotting Stick
Benefit Porefessional Shine Control Powder
Benefit Porefessional Mattiying Gel
Benefit Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter
Benefit Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer
Benefit Hoola Body Bronzer

Benefit Life of the Party Kit
Benefit Maybe Baby "Baby Be Mine" Body Set
Benefit Blusher in Coralista

Are any of these products on your wishlist? Have you tried any of them already?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 29 February 2016

Tanya Burr Make up Collection

Hi Everyone!

It feels so weird knowing that we get an extra day of February this year, yet so surreal that it's March tomorrow! The time has flown by so much since I started uni, I feel old :(

Not long ago, I popped into my local Superdrug store and walked past a reduced item shelf - it was huge and filled with lots of Christmas boxsets. In a small tray I found a bundle of Tanya Burr beauty products and of course I had to grab one of each! I bought 4 nail polishes and 2 lipgloss which were reduced to £1 each. I wish they had the whole collection but their whole stock of Tanya's products was on offer and all the other colours were gone. However, I do consider myself lucky to have picked up those products for such an amazing price either way!
l-r: Penguin Chic, Riding Hood, New York Night, Mischief Managed, Smile Dream Sparkle and First Date. My personal favourite has to be the Penguin Chic nail polish as the colour is neutral and suitable for all ages and any occasion!
Just look how pretty they are!
Close up swatches of the glosses. You can see the pretty sparkles on the back of my hand. Definitely worth the money!

Do you own any of Tanya's cosmetics? Have you got any of the ones mentioned in my post?

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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