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

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Food Supplements for a Healthier You

Hi guys!
Today I wanted to talk about how important food supplements are. I have been taking vitamins for a good 2-3 years now, and I try not to forget to take them daily. Like many girls, I've been trying to grow my hair for a while now. I'm well known for bleaching and dying  my hair different colours, which has actually ruined my hair so badly that I had to have it short for around 3 years now. I stopped changing my hair colour non stop last year, and only get highlights done whenever I go to the hairdressers for a trim. It really is true what they say about having regular trims and hair growth. If you have your hair chopped every 6-8 weeks then it will grow faster as it will stop breaking off. I never believed it until I tried it. now I have regular trims and noticed a huge difference in my hair length to what it was like before I started having regular cuts.
I've read online that all fish oils have a great impact on hair growth, and speed the process up making your hair grow at least half an inch extra each month! The shopping had to be done.
As you can see, Omega 3 Fish Oil is really good for the heart's health, so faster hair growth isn't the only benefit form this supplement! 
Cod Liver Oil is apparently very good for skin, which is perfect from me as I suffer from combination skin which is dry in some places and oily in others. 
Of course, A-Z vitamins is the most important supplement you need, especially if you don't eat enough fruit and veg. The Tesco's own brand vitamins are actually very good, I've been taking them for a while now and I've noticed a huge difference in how I feel than when I had my other own brand A-Z.
If you have any questions then do not hesitate to comment or email me :)
Lots of love,
Maya xo
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