Friday 24 June 2016

My Workout Routine

Hi Everyone!

Who's ready for the summer? Certainly not me! Im actually in Rhodes as you are reading this and I have still not managed to reach my goal figure :( I am giving myself up until September this year to get a lean and toned body. Come on guys, we can do it!

My workout routine is quite simple. I usually stretch for 5 minutes and then do some burpees to warm up. Then I drink some water. Make sure you have plenty by your side to keep yourself hydrated.

Then I grab my weights, I'm currently using 2.5lbs in each hand. I do all sorts of arm exercises which I don't exactly know how to explain?? Just your average lift up above my head and then put them back down.

Then I do squats. Around 3-4 sets of 50. I know it seems like a lot but I'm trying to tone up my legs and butt ASAP.  
I then add 2 sets of 10 lunges. I hate doing lunges the most, they really hurt my calves and make my legs tremble, but that's how I can tell that what I'm doing is actually working.

I add a few more arm exercises with the weights until they feel numb. Usually 2 sets of 15 as my arms are quite weak and I am gradually trying to improve my strength.

I then hop onto the cross trainer for 10 minutes on level 8. this KILLS ME. It makes me want to cry but I know that once I have a hot shower or bath and my muscles will relax that I'd feel 10000 times better.

Last but not least, I do crunches and sit ups. Worst part of the whole workout. I get tired from this really easily as my body holds the majority of fat on my stomach! I don't like my figure because of my stomach as I don't have a defined waist and just go straight down from the waist to my legs. There is NOTHING wrong with this figure, but I dislike it on myself as it makes it really hard to find jeans and shorts that fit me well as my waist and stomach are bigger than my hips and legs.

After my workout is done I do a few stretches and drink loads of water before hopping in the shower.

How do you stay fit? Are there any tips you could give me?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 16 May 2016

Missguided Try On Haul

Hiya Everybody!

So, recently I've splurged a little bit on clothes and one of the brands I had shopped at was Missguided. I have made a wishlist featuring my favourite pieces not long ago which you can find here. I will link all items down below under each outfit.

As I'm going away to Rhodes next month, I got lots of outfits which are suitable for both daytime and nighttime wear which won't make me too hot in the sunny country.

Firstly, there's this gorgeous co-ord floral piece which only cost me £7 for the set in the sale! I absolutely love it and I think it'll look gorgeous on any skin tone. 

Here's another co-ord which is a bright orange colour. I didn't think it'll look that nice on me because of the colour, but I think it looks really nice and will be perfect for the summer holidays! Top - £5, Skirt - £5.

Right, I think there's a theme going on here as I had picked another co-ord haha! This piece comes in different colours but this one really caught my eye as I haven't got that many sparkly gold clothes. I especially love the top, I think it's very flattering and would look great with a pair of black skinny jeans in the evening for a night out on the strip. Top - £5, Skirt - £5.

Next up I bought two of the same skirt but in different colours. I chose the burgundy and the black as I think these colours are really versatile and can be easily paired up with different tops. They were quite hard to squeeze into but once they were on they felt comfy. I would recommend going for one size up though, just because the material isn't stretchy at all. Black Skirt - £5 and Burgundy - £5.

And the star of the post - this gorgeous crochet dress. I have been after one of these for a while and was willing to buy the one from my wishlist (here) but why spend £40 when I can spend £10 and get something even more beautiful for less? It fits perfectly and I really love it.

I hope you enjoyed this post as it's something different from what I usually do! 

What are your statement pieces this summer? Are you going away anywhere nice this year?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday 12 May 2016

#TBT to Barcelona

Hey Lovelies!

So I know I haven't shared many photos from my holiday to Spain with you guys but I have been reminiscing about it for the past few days so thought I'd share my experience with you!
So, me and Kieran went on our first holiday together to Costa Brava this time last year which is just half an hour's drive to Barcelona. Of course we visited the place - it was mesmerising. 

This picture doesn't look as good on here as it does on my iPad, I think it could be because it shrunk to fit in the post as it is a panoramic photograph that Kieran is very proud of taking haha.
I will just go ahead and post some pictures and occasionally mention what I'm wearing, but if you have any questions about a specific outfit/makeup/place then just ask me in the comments below and I will answer as soon as I can!

I'm wearing a white and black swimming costume from eBay, canary yellow spaghetti strap mini dress and black hat from Primark, and Ray Ban sunglasses. I took this selfie on the beach in Costa Brava while exploring the place and climbing onto some rocks!

Look at that highlight though... I felt like the sun! I think I used my trusty MUA in Iridescent Gold. If you haven't already got it you need to go and buy it NOW!

I love Kieran's hair in this. It looks so long! He always gets it cut really short :(

Have you been to Barcelona or Costa Brava before? Did you enjoy it?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Holiday Wishlist Ft Missguided

Good Morning Lovelies!

So, the holiday season is approaching quite fast and what's a better way to prepare ourselves for it other than looking at pretty clothes?

I, like many others I believe, love Missguided. Their clothes are unbelievably beautiful and I just want them all! I decided to put a little wishlist of my favourite pieces from their new Holiday Collection. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Mesh Bikini Set(£22), Open Back Crop Top(£15), Funky Sunglasses(£8), Gladiator Sandals(£25), White Swimsuit(£25), Orange Playsuit(£28), Leopard Print Bum Bag(£6), White Lace Dress(£40), Mint Green Asymmetric Skirt(£8), Lilac Bodycon Mini Dress(£45), Black Runner Shorts(£8), Anklet(£6).

*Update 30/01/21 - These items were no longer available to buy from the website so I had to remove the links*

What are your statement pieces this summer? 

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 26 August 2015

2015 || July Favourites

Hey guys!

I'm currently roasting in sunny Crete and realised that I haven't done a July favourites post yet! I know, that's so naughty of me, sorry! As I'm sipping some ice cold lemonade (soon to turn into a magical cocktail), I decided to write this post on my iPhone blogger app so of the pictures aren't very clear and the font and style isn't the usual one then don't worry! I will sort it out as soon as I get onto a computer. 
I bought this hair dye from Poundwolrd and can't stress enough to you how much I love it! It is very pigmented and has made my hair feel very nourished rather than straggly or chewing gum-like. I have previously dyed my hair a beach blonde colour in order to lighten it up before my holiday and after disappointing results of it turning out bright yellow I had to take action and go to back to my successful grey hair colour.
This is what my hair looked like before I applied Mellor&Russell Simply Bright hair dye in Cool Silver. As you can see it's not a nice colour at all, especially for a beauty blogger! 
And this is the after picture of what my hair looked like once I washed off the hair dye. Not exactly silver, but a much nicer colour with no brassiness. I definitely recommend this hair dye if you're already blonde and want to go a few shades lighter without having to go through the 'yellow' stage. 

Another favourite of mine is not a product, but a job. I have landed myself a job at the Disney Store in July as a Cast Member (another word for customer service representative). I'm loving working over there, I wouldn't change it for any other job! I have grown to enjoy talking to kids even more than before and being around such lovely people as my colleagues makes the atmosphere even more magical than the job itself! 
Here's a little selfie of me on my first day working for the Disney Company! 

What have you been loving last month?

Lots of love,
Maya xo 
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