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Monday 27 June 2016

FOTD || Summer Glam Glow

Hey Everyone!

I've recently been loving wearing lots of highlighter and creating glowy-glam looks. Today I'll share my most recent one with you and I hope you all enjoy it!

So here's the look, quite simple yet classy, still glowy and glam.

These are the products I had used for this look:
-Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Palette
-Benefit Porefessional License To Blot Stick
-Benefit Porefessional Primer
-Collection Liquid Eyeliner
-Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation
-MAC Painterly Paint Pot
-MAC Brow Fluidline
-MAC Whirl Lipliner
-MAC Whirl Lipstick
-Makeup Revolution I Heart Chocolate Palette
-Makeup Revolution Contour Palette
-Maybelline Sensational Mascara
-Primark Contour Sticks
-Primark Eyebrow Gel
-Primark Black Kohl Liner
-Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I hope you all enjoyed this look. Let me know if you have recreated it or have done some fun FOTD posts too!

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Friday 22 April 2016

OOTD || Quick And Smart Uni Outfit

Good Morning Everyone!

What's a better start to a Friday than a nice and easy OOTD post! I thought I'd do a quick fashion post before my seminar this morning to share with you my quick go-to uni outfit.

I usually put an outfit together the night before so I don't have to rummage through my wardrobe in the morning and stress myself out because nothing goes together - I'm pretty sure we've all been there, right?! However, today has been a bit of a long morning already as I did my hair and makeup quite quickly (it usually takes me over an hour to get ready in the morning) so I thought I'd quickly put an outfit together.

I decided to put on a plain pair of Topshop's black skinny jeans. And what goes better with plain skinnies other than a shirt? A pyjama shirt! Yup, you read it correctly - I am wearing a pyjama shirt. Don't get me wrong, I didn't sleep in it! But it's so beautiful and the silky material makes it ever so wearable! I bought this beautiful shirt with matching bottoms (obviously) from River Island. To style up my outfit I decided to put on my gorgeous Michael Kors watch and Pandora and H&M rings and bracelets. The shoes I went for are my trusty and comfy pointy lace-up ballet flats (there's a mouthful) which I had bought from Primark for only £8! £8!!!!! 

What's your favourite simple but classy outfit?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Sunday 17 April 2016

Review || Pil'aten Black Head Pore Strips

Good Morning Everyone!

Who doesn't love a good old pamper day! I try to exfoliate and do face masques twice a week as I find that wearing makeup every day takes its toll out on my skin. My favourite products for exfoliation is the St Ives Apricot Scrub and any of the Clean&Clear scrubs. Before applying proper face mask I use black pore strips which are fantastic for clearing and opening up the pores. As you can see, I have already used a few which is enough for me to review this product thoroughly.

Like I said, you get 10 masks in a pack for less than £2! Bargain of the century or what? Not everyone can afford Biore strips which are sold for around £6 which come in a pack of 6 sachets. This rounds up to £1 per strip (you only get nose strips). I don't know about you, but I do love a bargain, and that is exactly what you get if you buy Pil'aten products.

The consistency of this mask is very smooth and thick so when you apply it you have to be careful as it goes everywhere and is quite hard to wash out. It has to be rubbed into your pores for best effect and then you should wait until the mask starts to peel itself off as this tells you that the dirt is ready to pop out of your skin - sounds grim, I know. Once the mask dries you should peel it off slowly from the bottom up in order to get as much dirt out as possible. Just to warn you - it does pull out little hairs too, so if you have really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend this as it might leave you with some inflammation. I personally love to look at the mask after I peeled it off as it shows me how much dirt it got out of my skin and it is just satisfying!

Did I mention that you can apply this mask all over your face? Well, you can! It doesn't come in a form of a strip which I thought it would, making it easier to target the areas you really want to clean - such as the T-zone and chin, cheeks etc. It is hands down the best mask I've ever used in my life so far and I will never stop re-buying it.

What skincare products do you use? Have you ever tried pore strips?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 28 March 2016

OOTD || Day-Night Look, From the Office to Cocktails with the Girls

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope that everybody's had/having a nice Easter and got lots of delicious chocolate eggs, I certainly have! I realised that I haven't blogged about fashion for a while so thought I'd share with you an outfit of the day.

I'm wearing a long-sleeved playsuit from H&M which is my current favourite outfit. It is so easy to accessorise and is suitable for any occasion. Unfortunately, they are all sold out on the website now but I have found a few similar to the one that I'm wearing. 

I thought this outfit would be perfect for a two-in-one look to wear to work (especially for those who work in the fashion industry) and then it can easily be accessorised for a night-time look, such as going out for drinks with your friends.

Yes, I am aware that you can see my dad's reflection in my sunglasses - I don't know how to edit him out! I would appreciate any tips you have in order to do that, below in the comment section!
I'm wearing a big cotton floppy hat from Primark, I believe it was around £6-8.

My sunglasses are by Oscar De La Renta and I got these from TKMaxx for around £16. I'm wearing MAC Brave on my lips, lined with MAC's Dervish lip liner.

My gorgeous bag is from Primark and it only cost me £6. I take it with me everywhere as it's so spacious! It might not look it, but I can fit a lot of things in there! Usually my whole purse and a few makeup items, as well as pocket tissues, house keys etc.

I really think that waist belts are much underrated nowadays. They can make a simple outfit go from a 6 to a 10 instantly. Not that this gorgeous playsuit needed a belt - I just love to accessorise!

I actually forgot to put my Micheal Kors watch on before having my pictures taken, but I thought that it'll go great with this outfit because of its navy and gold shades.

These pointy loafers from New Look only cost me £6 in the sale last year! I absolutely love them and wear them all the time. I think they add a nice touch to this outfit and are comfy to wear all day at work and don't look too casual for a night out.

My gorgeous name necklace was a gift from my boyfriend, and the other was a gift from one of my closest friends that I received for my 20th this year. I think it's from Accessorize.

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Saturday 20 February 2016

2016 || January Favourites

Good Evening Everyone!

I know I've been really naughty and slacking in blogging - I'm really sorry! It's just really hard to find enough time to edit photographs and write long posts while revising for exams and catching up with coursework, hence why all the rubbish short posts on my blog! I promise I'll try harder from now on! 

Right, let's get to the point. I know everyone will start doing the 'Feb Faves' posts, but I need to catch up and do my January Favourites!! So, as most of you know I turned 20 in January. I am officially an adult and I feel sooo old! I can't get away with things like I used to, I need to be responsible (ish) now! :(

My most loved item has to be my Michael Kors watch that I got from my parents as a birthday gift. Just look how beautiful it is! It's the exact same style as most girls already have but they tend to go for the all-round rose gold. I however, wasn't so keen on the rose gold ones as I thought they blended with my skin too much, but when I saw this navy beauty I instantly fell in love and had to have it. It is very unique - I haven't seen anyone wearing the exact same watch as me yet so I guess I have good taste!

Next up - which actually isn't in this picture, is also a birthday gift which I received from my other half. A heart shaped ring with a pink diamond. It is beyond cute and so me!! My boy did well! ;)

My favourite beauty product throughout January has to be MAC's lipstick in Spirit. It is a lovely brown-nude which compliments any skin tone and makes teeth look whiter. I would recommend this shade to those who love a nude lip and aren't a massive fan of Whirl as this is a bit more toned down.

I only recently started using eyelash curlers as I never felt the need to use them - my lashes are naturally curved. However, as I was given Benefit's They're Real for Christmas, I wanted my lashes to stand out even more so I grabbed my Kiko cosmetics lash curlers and omg they are beyond good! 

I was also gifted with an acrylic nail set so I could do my own nails at home, I'm never satisfied when I get my nails done as the staff always mess them up and then try to say that I have wonky fingers!! How rude!! So, I've bought a nude matte nail varnish from Barry M for only £3.99 and that's the only colour I've been wearing all month!

Who had the chance to get hold of Ellie Goulding's MAC collection? Well, I did! I bought one of her lipsticks in shade 'Only You' And the bronzer/blusher compact x2, and also the 209 Rose Gold Eyeliner brush. Let's just say I have no regrets, but my favourite product out of those three has got to be the eyeliner brush as it makes the application so much easier and my liner comes out more precise each time!

Last but not least, my beloved Fairytale Designer Collection at work released beautiful notebooks and we didn't have any in store until somebody had returned them from purchasing them online! And what did I do? I bought them! I've been loving this Peter Pan one the most just because Tinkerbell looks so adorable there! I do own a matching dress from the Fever Collection online store which you can see here.

Have you tried any of these products or own any of the items above? 

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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