Thursday 14 August 2014

DIY || Chevron Friendship Bracelet

Hi there beauties!
In today's post I will teach you how to make your own friendship bracelets. It will be described and shown on pictures. What I really like, is that you can choose your own colours and patterns which are quite easy to do! Summer is already here and I just feel like it's a must for me to share with you guys how to make your own friendship bracelets! (Sorry about the pictures not being so great, my camera was very out of focus!)

So here are two pictures of one of the bracelets that I have made.

 First of all, you need to measure out around 68inch of embroidery thread of at least three different colours. Then fold the pieces of string in the middle, just like it's shown in the picture above.

 Make a small loop, but big enough to tie when you're done with your bracelet.

 Separate the colours out so they are opposite each other. I have put the pink strings in the middle, the burgundy after and the black on top. The order will change every time you make a row of the pattern.

 Take the string on the right side and create a reverse 'L' shape over the string on the left.


Then take the end of the 'L' shaped string and take it under the string and pull it through so it comes out on top.

 Then tighten the string on the top of the loop like this:

Now it is nice and neat.

Now carry on with the rest of the strings on that side.

 And then change the direction and do a normal 'L' shape an do the same.

This is what one of the sides should look like when done.

 And here is a snap of what a whole row looks like.

 Here you can see how the pattern is going to look so just carry on until you've reached the perfect length to go around your wrist/ankle.

 And this is how the bracelets should look like when finished :) I hope this wasn't too complicated, you can always watch a YT video on how to make a Chevron bracelet!
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello everyone!
OMG it's April!!! Time has flown by so fast. Next thing we know we'll be all sitting down in exam halls trying our best to remember the answers to the questions! I don't know about you guys, but I've been so stressed recently due to coursework deadlines and exam revision.
I have recently been out shopping again. I needed new shoes and some everyday essentials, such as underwear. I went round a few shops but picked out the most things from Primark.
I got a pug cushion to add to my collection. My little bed is covered in cushions and teddies Kieran bought for me. This cushion was only £4 and is very soft!
The two pairs of knee high socks were just something I picked up because of the sale! They were 50 pence each from what I can remember and are very thick and fluffy so I will either wear them as welly socks or to bed on cold nights!
I always pick up at least one pair of frilly socks! This time I chose pastel pink to match the new bra!
The Peter Pan socks are also a match to my Peter Pan t-shirt! I feel so coordinated picking out matching outfits!
The daisy shade were needed. Especially at the price of £2!! Bargaaaain!!
And like I mentioned in my previous 'recent purchases' post, I always buy DVD's when I'm out shopping! This time I picked up a copy of Troy and the Gladiator. I love a bit of history, I do!!!
Dun dun duuuun! And here is a picture of the star of the post! Beautiful, pink Nike blazers!!! I've wanted to get some for a long time now but never had enough money. I saw these and instantly fell in love! There is nothing better than pink trainers that go with anything!!!
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 31 March 2014

Review || Rimmel 60 Seconds nail varnish in 410 I Lilac You

Hi guys!
Today I'm going to review Rimmel's 60 seconds nail varnish in I Lilac You. I bought this nail polish today and wanted to use it as soon as I got home! I'm really obsessed with pastel colours at the moment, and needed a lilac nail varnish to add to my collection! I don't think I've tried any of Rimmel's 60 seconds nail polishes so thought, why not try this one out!

The packaging: It's a pretty basic and rounded glass bottle of 8ml. It has a Union Jack sticker on the handle. It is quite small and handy, unlike some large bottles, and it holds a lot of product.
The application: It is very easy to apply as the brush is quite thick and stiff. You need about two coats of the product to have perfect coverage around the nail, so not only it's easy to apply but you save a lot of product by not layering the nail like a cake. Because the nail varnish is one of the 60 seconds edition, it dries really quick. I was actually shocked by how fast my nails have dried!
Overall opinion: I really like this nail polish, and will definitely buy other colours from the 60 seconds range. I don't think there is much else to say about this product other than every girl has to own one, because it's great quality for the value!!
Lots of love,

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Summer is coming!!!

Hi guys!
We can actually feel Summer arriving. It's getting warmer day by day, which means that we can show off a bit of our bodies now hehe! ;)
Personally, I prefer not to expose myself too much as my skin should only be on display for myself and my other half. Also, my daddy doesn't like me wearing skimpy clothes!!
I have recently gone out on a Starbucks date with my auntie and had a lovely catch up! I haven't seen her since November, so thought it would be nice to go out. The fact that she's the same age as me is even better :) We had so much to talk about!! I experienced the weirdest thing that day. Some random foreign exchange student started hitting on me! I have never been hit on in public before! I thought it was the strangest thing ever haha! It must have been Kate looking extra grown up that day ;)
I ordered a Mango and Passion Fruit Iced drink because I was out of breath and the weather was so warm! Kate ordered a camomile tea, which was also quite nice and refreshing.
I will definitely be taking Kieran out on a little Starbucks date as he's never had one before!! Shocker!!!!
I wanted to get my nails done at a salon for a long time now, but it's so expensive and I'm saving up so I had to hold back with splashing on getting French tip acrylics and opted for my own French mani! I used my Nailene set and that's the outcome:
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 18 November 2013


Soft Cotton
Vanilla Frosting
Snowflake Cookie
Merry Marshmallow
Just like every other girl, I love scented candles. My current favourites are Yankee Candles, as they will burn for many hours and the smell is never-ending as I don't have to light them up for them to give a nice smell. I had to buy a couple of the new festive candles: Snowflake Cookie, and Merry Marshmallow. Snowflake Cookie is by far my favourite as it is very sweet and you can actually smell the biscuit which is amazing! Merry Marshmallow is a fluffy bunny's favourite haha. It smells just like mini vanilla marshmallows. It's fantastic. 
Vanilla Frosting smells very buttery-like cake frosting should, and the hint of vanilla is very strong which fills the room up with lovely fresh-baked cake smell. 
I recently purchased Soft Cotton as I wanted a change form all the heavy and sweet scents. This candle smells like fresh laundry which makes me want to smell it all the time! I might just have to buy about 4 of these and spread them round in my bedroom or even in my wardrobe!

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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