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

Monday 24 March 2014

Recent Purchases

Hi everyone!
I had a day off college today so I decided to go on a little Spring shopping spree with Kieran :)
I wanted to buy some new Soap&Glory products as soon as I found out that we're having our bathroom re-done. I bought the 'calm one, calm all' bubble bath, the 'sugar crush' body wash and 'sugar crush' body scrub.
There is no such thing as a good shopping trip if I don't bring at least one DVD home!!!
I also picked up some facial cleansing wipes from Primark. Two packets for £1!! I also grabbed an Alberto Balsam hair conditioner for £1 to try out. It smells really fresh and fruity, almost like a smoothie.
Everyone who knows me, knows that I am the best bargain finder. I love Primark's t-shirt bras as they are very comfy and only £2.50! They come in many colours and patterns, this time I picked up a minty one as I am obsessed with this colour at the moment.
As the Holiday Season is arriving I thought I'd look at some bikinis, because I will have to start buying clothes for Zante soon!!! This tie dye effect bikini caught my attention straight away. At whopping £4 I could not resist the urge to buy this product. I thought it will look nice with my skin tone and hair colour, and what's not to love about a huge bargain like this one?
I always have to make a trip down to River Island for some jewellery. I usually buy earrings, and today I decided to go for these. I've wanted to buy them for a while now, but they were always out of stock!!
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Wednesday 26 February 2014

March Wishlist

Hello everyone :)
In today's post I'm going to share with you a few items which are on my wishlist any why I really want to get them.
1) I really need a new purse as I broke the zip on my Louis Vuitton one, but then again I have had it for a while. At the moment I have a small brown purse from Primark and it is very cute and really good quality for the price. But I really want a new, big purse to go with my mew handbag. This white purse is from Burberry and is soooo glamorous but also soooo expensive :( I think I would have to save up for 3 months to get it!! It's very spacious, it has 4 separators for coins, notes, receipts and cards. Sounds perfect to me!
2) This Burberry scarf is gorgeous. It comes in different shades and patterns but this camel shade is my favourite and would match my Burberry bag. I have been looking around for a new scarf as well, as I'm pretty bored of my teal and gold one now.
3) My mum text me last night telling me to check out an online clothing store called 'sheinside'. I have immediately registered and added a few things to my shopping basket, including this cute bunny fashion t-shirt. It just describes me well. The well-dressed bunnies are so cute. I love bunnies. SEE!! This t-shirt is SO me! I need it in my life.
4) This Fiorelli bag is so pretty! It's from the SS 2014 collection, and it's a must have this season! I love pink as well. Pink is the way forward. I'm considering buying this bag as a treat to myself after my exams are over for all the hard work I have been doing :)
Lots of love,

Monday 10 February 2014

Recent Purchases

Hey guys!
Wow it's February already! Next thing you know it'll be Summer! So, I recently got paid again and decided to go out shopping, because why not? I ordered a few items online as well, because I knew that if I went to have a look at them in store they will either be out of stock or have all sizes but mine left.

Cute little coral bracelet, I have a thing for bright colours at the moment.
I fell in love with this playsuit as soon as I laid my eyes on it. It's so girly and cute, I can't even express my opinion towards it! I got it in size 10 and it's tight on me and it's a bit short, so I will wait until Summer to wear it.
I got this white skater dress from Topshop and I wasn't too sure if I liked it at first. Then I've seen one of my friends wearing the same one but green so I thought 'wow if only I look half as good in this dress as she does then I'd be happy' so I added it to my basket. Just as I was about to process the payment, I got a notification saying they don't have size 8 any more, but I liked the dress so much that I got it in size 10. Wise move I would say, because it is very tight and I could barely put it over my head! However, it looks really nice when it's on, just add a gold statement necklace to it and some cute stud earrings and voilla! :)
I got this strapped top because I thought it would look very nice with shorts or leggings, especially when I go on holiday. The material is quite stiff but should be softer after a wash. 
I got this leotard because I needed something to wear with my new red shorts (scroll down). It's from Miss Selfridge and it was on sale!! I was really lucky because they only had my size left! And it was low in stock too. I would say, this leotard will look better on top heavy girls because of the mesh material in the middle. 
I bought this gorgeous slip dress especially for going out clubbing. It's so classy but sexy at the same time. It falls perfectly on my body, which I am very pleased about! It's so pretty that it doesn't need any extra accessories but a clutch bag, drop earrings and high heels. I got it in size 8 because it's very loose, but it's meant to be like that.
I bought these Kurt Geiger jelly shoes especially for my holiday this year, however I think it would be a crime if I din't start wearing them as soon as the weather gets better haha!!
I love frilly socks!!!
This roll neck crop top is definitely by far one of the best things I have ever purchased as it looks really good on me and I can wear it as a casual outfit with a pair of shorts or jeans, or for a night out with disco pants! I really need it in more than one colour, but sadly they didn't have any left in store at Primark as it sold out quickly due to being just £2.
I picked up this skirt as I thought it would look nice with a bandeau top and a blazer for a night out in the Spring.
I've wanted to buy some midi rings for ages now, and I found some lovely and very much affordable ones in Primark. They look really nice if you stack them up with normal sized rings and have pretty nail varnish on. :) 
All I have to say is - gorgeous chain for £4.
The red shorts. Not just any original shorts, but THE shorts. I was just walking around in Primark and they caught my attention from distance. I thought 'I must have them'. It took me a while to find them in my size as I had to chase a few of the workers around. (Sounds desperate but they're too perfect to miss out on). They make me look so slim!!! Definitely worth purchasing, especially as they have them in other colours too.
This maxi skirt is a must buy! It really compliments my figure and makes my legs look much longer, and for me being 5ft4 is kind of an achievement! The print is really psychedelic and would look great with a plain vest or a bandeau top.
This jumper is so cosy and you don't have to wear anything underneath it (I mean a strap top, not a bra;)) to make it look nice. It compliments curvy figures e.g. top heavy, and also hides a 'muffin top'.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this post and I shall write to you again soon!
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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