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Saturday 20 August 2016


The obsession over testing out one brand at a time has taken over the blogging world, and I couldn't help but notice that Natural Collection has come out with a new line of products. Obviously, I got the new products, but the one I want to focus on today is their highlighting stick!

I'm no stranger when it comes to strobing and highlighting, I honestly go all out! I'm currently obsessed with the Makeup Revolution highlighters - they're seriously so good.

I got the shade "Rose Glow" which I think is the perfect shade for my skin tone as I've got warm pink undertones. The packaging is quite basic, I don't like it very much and it's a lot like the ELF all rounder stick. However, it only cost £1.99 so I didn't expect much. I was hoping for it to have more product though as it is quite small.

As you can see the colour is very pinky gold, kind of like champagne pop by Becca. I do love this colour, I think it'll suit all skin tones as it's not too light and not too dark - quite universal.

This swatch just proves my point, look at the pigment! It's absolutely beautiful and easy to blend. The only issue I did have with it is that too much product applies with the lightest swatch! So it's best to apply it with a brush or a beauty blender.

Here's a swatch of the highlighter blended into my skin, so you can see that it's quite warm but still very shiny - yes please! I do want to try the other shades from the collection, but I need to get more wear out of this one first! 

Have you tried Natural Collection's new highlighters? If so, which one did you pick up?

Lots of love,
Maya xo

Thursday 20 November 2014

Mini Make-up Haul

Hiya beauties!
I cannot believe that there's only 35 days left until Christmas!!!! How exciting is that?! I have already started shopping for everyone's presents, but it's so hard to find the perfect gift when I have no time at all to actually go out and search for it!! I am literally drowning in coursework and revision which is not helpful, and I've been having health problems for quite some time now, which actually takes up a lot of my free time to manage everything. I am just a huge stress ball lately, and what's a better remedy than a retail therapy? ;)
What's a make-up haul without MAC? This time I have bought a cremeblend blush in Florida, and an amplified lipstick in Up The Amp. Love those colours a lot, especially the blush!
I'm not the biggest fan of cream blushes, however this one caught my attention from far. The colour is delicious and can be worn all year round as you can blend it in or add more colour under any circumstances using a good blusher brush and voilla! You will have the perfect Barbie blush in less than 2 minutes!!!
The colour of the lipstick close-up. It actually reminds me a lot of Lilac Belle by MUA but it's a different finish, however the colours are identical, so if you like this colour but can't afford it right now, then I suggest you pop down to your local Superdrug and get this lippy while stock lasts!!
Because one MUA lipstick is not enough, especially when Superdrug has a 3 for 2 offer on.
From left to right: Tulip, Bare and Flamingo. I must say that my favourite shade is Bare as it is the perfect nude this time of year and only costs £1 so it is very affordable.
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello beauties!
Nothing's better than mid-Summer sales! I have got some amazing bargains during the past 2-3 weeks!
I got this gorgeous La Senza set for £7. £5 for the bra and £2 for the knickers. Talk about a bargain!!
Many of you who regularly read my blog, will know that I dropped my new Body Shop powder on a night out and it totally broke and crushed into tiny pieces :( I was heart broken as I've only been using it for just over a month! So I had to buy a new one. #emptypurse
Once you go MAC, you never go back....
I bought the Brush Cleanser for £11, the quad pro palette for £5 and the large palette insert for £2.50. Now I just need to stop gritting my teeth and spend another £14 on the actual large palette so I can start de-potting my eye shadows!
This gorgeous crop top was only £5 from Bank. What a great deal! I love the pattern on this top as well as the colours! It's just so Summery!
River Island jewellery is my fave x
This little ring set was reduced to £1. WOW!
This choker necklace was reduced to £2. Sorry the pictures aren't very clear, my phone's camera isn't very good.
I also grabbed this amazing bargain! £15, reduced from £38 for high waisted jeggings! 
Have you found any great bargains this week?
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Monday 19 May 2014

Recent Purchases - featuring Bodyshop's new InstaBlur Primer!!!

Hey guys,
I recently ran out of all my high end face products and was in great need to stock up on new ones ASAP. But, instead of my usual routine which includes the Benefit POREfessional primer, MAC Studio Fix foundation and Benefit Hello Flawless powder I decided to go for something a bit less expensive but equally as good.
I have always wanted to try the Body Shop's (HERE) makeup range and I finally got to buy some products. The staff were very friendly, and helpful with registering for the Body Shop membership card and helping me choose the right shades of foundation and powder. Shoutout to the two fabulous ladies that served me today!
I bought the new InstaBlur primer, Extra Virgin Minerals foundation (medium to full coverage) and the Face Perfecter powder. 
The most amazing thing happened to me today. This fantastic primer does not come out until tomorrow BUT I got on with the staff so well that they let me purchase this product today instead!! I will do a full review of this primer very soon!
Sorry about this picture, I always tend to forget to rotate at least one if not a few of them. This foundation felt very smooth and creamy but was very easy to blend. I chose the shade 102 as my skin tone is very fair and has warm tones.
Cute little mirror-like packaging. I've heard very good things about this powder from my friends, so decided to get one myself! I chose the shade 03 as it's not too light but not too dark and makes my skin glow. It also blocks out any shininess of the skin, so looks great on even if you're not wearing foundation!
This is what it looks like when you open it. You get a sponge applicator with this powder so you can just pop it in your handbag for a day out without having to bring a powder brush or worse, a whole make-up bag with you.
Underneath the first flap, you get a compact mirror and the pressed powder. It has protective foil over it, hence why it looks a bit odd in the picture.
I also found this heat protection spray in Boots reduced to £2, so thought I'd get it to review it and see if it's any good.
This gorgeous bikini is from H&M and it only cost me £8 for the set. (£3.99 for the top, and £3.99 for the bottoms) If this isn't the most gorgeous bikini that you have ever seen then I don't know what is!!! I reckon it will look great on fair or dark skin!
It has cute little tassels on the sides!
Pastel denim shorts are a must-have this Summer, especially when they are only £5 each from Primark!
I really do love my pastel colours!
If you have any questions then do not hesitate to comment or message me privately via email :)
Lots of love,
Maya xo

Saturday 26 April 2014

Recent Purchases

Hello everyone!
It was finally pay day! I went out shopping to town with my little sister and got a few items for my holiday :)
This gorgeous statement necklace was a must-have.
A girl can never have enough jewellery!
I have way too many cheap pairs of Primark's sunglasses, but I just can't help myself! So many designs for so little money!
Cute little trainer socks. 3 pairs for £1.50
As I'm not allowed any piercings at work, I decided to buy fake nose rings. They look exactly like the real thing :)
Every glamorous girl needs a Samantha Jones hat in their life!
This A-line leather look skirt was reduced from £10 to £3!!

Flip flops for £1? Yes please! Also Primark's version of Toms for only £3? Well, why not?! :D
This bikini is from the same range as the blue and purple tie die one I bought last month. It's only £4 and look how glamorous it is!!
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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