Wednesday 31 May 2017


For me, May was a good month full of amazing new beauty products I got to try out! I love trying out new things, as well as using up old products haha - I don't know if it's just me but I find it so satisfying to use up products and chuck out the empty packaging??

First up, we've got my beautiful Vivienne Westwood Orb Earrings which I received for my birthday from the other half. I love them so much and try to get a lot of wear out of them but they're so precious I'm scared to lose them :( One of my close friends lost her VW earring down the sink, so imagine how painful that must have been for her!!

The fragrance I've been constantly using throughout the month of May is Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb - come on now, the clue is in the name haha, it's the most perfect scent for spring! I love the cute bottle, it comes very handy if you're travelling as the bottle is easy to store.

I don't know about you but I've never really seen/heard any makeup gurus rave about any high-end face powders but when I got my hands on this little number by Lancome my life literally changed haha. The packaging, for one, is gorgeous. I love the lid - it screams expensive. This powder was a part of a limited edition collection for Christmas in 2014 called 'Parisian Lights' and has bits of shimmer in it. I got this from my mum as she works in makeup and is lucky enough to get her hands on LE stock that can't be sold to the public anymore - sort of like Bicester village.

Another one of my May favourites was the Makeup Revolution Contour Palette. This bad boy only retails at £3.50 (last time I checked anyway). It comes in a cute compact with a mirror, a cool-toned bronzer shade, bright highlighter and rose-gold blusher. I've already used up one of these but the one I had before didn't come with a mirror which makes me feel like this one might be slightly more expensive, but most likely still very affordable. My favourite part of this palette is probably the highlighter as it is BLINDING. It looks great on my pale skin which is hard to find, to begin with, so if it shows up crazy bright on my skin tone you can only imagine how piercing it'd look on darker skin tones. The blusher reminds me a lot of Nars' Orgasm but for a fraction of the price. The bronzing shade is also great for those who prefer cool-toned contour shades over warmer shades.

What best way to tone up than using a Firming Anti-Cellulite Gel?! Haha don't get me wrong, this isn't going to make you look like Rihanna but it will help reduce the appearance of cellulite wherever you desire to get rid of it. I've been using this for a while now and have noticed a slight difference in the cellulite on my thighs. I've also been trying to drink more water and work out harder at the gym so I can gladly say my Summer body is coming along nicely! (Update: 16/02/2021 - I was very obsessed with having to look a certain way and have since become confident in my own skin and would never recommend a cellulite 'removing' product as 1. this cannot be done, and 2. cellulite is normal!!!)

Last, but not least the Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - the saviour. I had a lot of deadlines and a few exams in May so it resulted in many sleepless nights thus making my eyes very puffy. This cream is amazing and I have raved about it many times before so if you'd like a further read on it, check my post here.

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What have you loved in May? Did you have any important deadlines to meet or exams?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday 28 June 2016

2016 || May Favourites

Hi Lovelies! 

May was a crazy month for me. I had my end of year exams and the weather had its ups and downs. However, this does not mean that I didn't have any beauty favourites! This month I've mainly been loving Makeup Revolution products but I tried not to include too many haha!

The things I've been loving in May 2016:
-Makeup Revolution Salted Caramel Palette £8
-Makeup Revolution Ultra Strobe Cream £8
-Makeup Revolution Contour Kit £3.50
-MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £16
-MAC Brook Candy Edition Matte Lipstick in Whirl £17

What have you loved in May?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 19 July 2015

2015 || May Favourites

Hey guys!
After hoarding so many MAC products I decided to get rid of my empties and go BackToMAC with them. I decided to go for Velvet Teddy as at the time I had grey hair and wanted a new nude which would go with any hair colour, especially grey. The lipsticks cost £15.50 and obviously I got mine for a free, so you better start saving your empty MAC products and exchange 6 of them for a free lippy!

I came across this frozen cocktail when I was shopping with my mum at Tesco. It was on offer for £1.50 and they had a variety of cocktails to choose from - I opted for the classic Pina Colada for the lovely weather we had! I must say that it was one of the best cocktails I've had in a while and it was so cheap! I will definitely buy more of these next time I make my way to my local Tesco as they do have quite a lot of alcohol in them too! ;)

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Saturday 23 May 2015

May Wishlist with Save On Make-up

Hey guys!
Save on make-up are on online beauty store which sells high street and high end products for less than the original price. It stocks from Rimmel, Maybeline, W7 to Chanel, Clinique and MAC. I decided to collaborate with the store via The Blogger Program not long ago and they have asked me to share my wishlist with you, so here it is!
1) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation. 2) Clinique Even Better foundation. 3) YSL Black Mascara. 4) Revlon Colourstay. 5) W7 Contour Brush. 6) W7 Prime Magic in green.  7) YSL touche eclat. 8) Clinique Chubby Stick. 9) Eye Candy lashes 10) MAC LE Skinfinish 11) Clinique moisurising face spray.

I know for sure that now I've finally organised my wishlist, I'll be able to get those products sooner as not only are they a lot cheaper on Save On Make-up, but also some are limited edition which I can't get hold of any more!

Have you ever purchased anything form Save On Make-up?

Lots of Love,
Maya xo

Sunday 22 February 2015

MAC Lipstick Giveaway

Hey lovelies,
I am so sick and tired of college, revising for my A-levels and preparing to go uni this year. I wish I could go on holiday abroad with my younger sister for at least 2 months :/ But I do have one holiday to look forward to! I am going to Crete in August for two weeks with my family eek! I am also planning on going to Barcelona or Turkey with my boyfriend this year. I love to travel, it is my most favourite thing to do in my spare time. All I need to do is put away some pennies and set the date! My other favourite thing to do to lift my mood is buy new make-up, especially when it's MAC. I have 7 MAC lipsticks so far and I won't stop until I have the whole lot. Which one is your favourite? My favourite at the moment is Viva Glam Miley but it changes weekly as I don't like to wear the same colour too often. I do need a new nude lippy so I am looking forward to Cinderella edition to come out this May! So, I have decided to do this giveaway for you guys, no matter if you're sitting your exams soon or are stressed out from uni work etc. But to cheer you up. This giveaway will be for 3 months until May exams and I will reveal the winner on the 1st of May so it can be shipped and delivered to you before your exams begin. You will be able to choose what shade and finish you would like ( if you want to wait for Cinderella's lipstick to come out, let me know and I will send you that one). I am hoping to gain more followers from this and ensure that exams don't stress you out too much!
l-r - Viva Glam Lady Gaga, Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, Rebel, Up The Amp, Rose Lily, Flamingo, Brave.

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Lots of love,
Maya xo
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