Recent Purchases

Wednesday 22 July 2020


*This post contains gifted items by Femme Luxe Finery.

I love pastel clothes a lot for someone who doesn't actually own anything pastel-coloured in their wardrobe. So I thought I'd dedicate this post to styling my brand new pieces from Femme Luxe and show you what I picked up. 

I feel like the only colour missing from this haul is a pastel yellow top, which is something I will certainly pick up in my next order. As pastels are really trendy right now I decided to stick to a theme. The items that are mentioned in this post were gifted to me, however, all opinions are honest and my own. Now, let's get to the haul!

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Recent Purchases

Hey Beauties!
I wanted to treat myself to some new bits and bobs after recovering from my operation and before all my exams start so during that time I could save up for my holidays etc.
So my little shopping trip consisted of buying lots of stationary for myself and my little brother, and obviously some beauty picks too. I chose my favourite brand at the moment - Essence, Ted Baked body spray and some supplements.
So as we all know supplements are good for us. But do we take them regularly? No... So when I saw that Holland&Barrett had a mid season sale I had to pop in to see for myself! Those cod liver oil tablets were reduced from £12.99 to only £6.49 so I had to grab this bargain! There are 120 capsules so it will last me for 4 months which made me even happier as I always feel ill and like I don't have enough vitamins in my system.
I always wanted a Ted Baker body spray but the price has put me off a bit even thought t was too expensive but I just thought I'm not paying 7 quid for some body spray, but when it was reduced to half price in my local Boots I had to grab it. I love this scent, it's perfect for SS15 as it's floral but also sweet and flirty so it's great for nights out.
Essence is my number one brand for lip and eye products at the moment. You can read my review of their products here. I chose 3 nude lipsticks, two lip liners and one eye pencil. Wilko's always has great offers on their make-up and when I saw the 3 for 2 sign I just couldn't resist those beautiful colours!!
l-r 03 Come Naturally, 02 Porcelain Doll and 05 Cool Nude. Those colours are absolutely fantastic and suit any skin type and colour. They are long lasting and moisturise the lips as well as make them look fuller.

Here are the swatches of the lipsticks and as you can see they are very pigmented after one coat. My favourite has to be the one on the left as it reminds me of MAC's Brave a lot and for only £3.20 it's a steal!
Those two lip liners are in shades Satin Mauve and In the Nude. I absolutely love Essence lip liners as they are very soft and easy to apply as they glide on the lips smoothly.
And a long lasting eye liner in the shade Berry Merry which is a new addition to the collection.
On the left side is the swatch of the eye liner and the other two are lip liners. as you can see they're all highly pigmented and look very soft. I would recommend any of Essence products to any of you beauty gurus who are looking for style steals!

Have you entered my MAC lipstick giveaway yet? Hurry, you only have one week left!

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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