I don't know about you, but I personally I find it really hard to use up products in a short amount of time. It's probably because I have so many things on the go, I don't tend to stick to anything long enough to actually finish it. Recently I've been trying to make sure I finish things before I open new products and today I thought I would show you what I've managed to use up.
Skincare

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 
I'm not even surprised to see another one of these in this post. It's one of my all-time favourite cleansers and I'll always have one on the go.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum 
This was a good everyday serum but I don't think it's hydrating enough for my skin. 

GlamGlow Supermud Mask
I really enjoyed using this mask and I would definitely consider re-purchasing it in the future. It helps remove congestion and impurities and my skin looks so much clearer afterward. 

Indeed Labs Exfoliator
This was quite different to anything else I've used but I actually really liked it and would definitely buy it again. It's a powder exfoliator that uses fruit enzymes to resurface the skin without being harsh or abrasive. Hubby also loves this because it gets rid of excess shine and dry patches. I can't recommend it enough!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum
I loved using this serum and I also had the matching day cream which was lush. The Aqualia Thermal range is amazing for anyone with dry/dehydrated skin and it's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a budget-friendly option. 

I also used up - 
Pixi Double Cleanse
The Body Shop Vitamin E Mist
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Boots Botanics 100% Organic Rosewater Spritz
Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum 

Haircare

Herbal Essences Bio-Renew White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo
I'm obsessed with this shampoo. It cleans and conditions the hair without leaving a residue and it smells like sweets. What more could you ask for?

Bodycare

Superdrug Treat Me Salted Caramel Bath & Shower Soak
I only started using this a couple months ago but I'm pretty sure I've already gone through 5 or 6 bottles. If you like sweet scents, you've got to try this!

The Body Shop Pina Colada Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
This was a really nice body scrub that kept my arms and legs smooth without aggravating my eczema. 


Have you used up any of these products recently? 

Maiya
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  • Monday, October 30, 2017

Empties | October 2017

I don't know about you, but I personally I find it really hard to use up products in a short amount of time. It's probably because I have so many things on the go, I don't tend to stick to anything long enough to actually finish it. Recently I've been trying to make sure I finish things before I open new products and today I thought I would show you what I've managed to use up.
Skincare

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish 
I'm not even surprised to see another one of these in this post. It's one of my all-time favourite cleansers and I'll always have one on the go.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum 
This was a good everyday serum but I don't think it's hydrating enough for my skin. 

GlamGlow Supermud Mask
I really enjoyed using this mask and I would definitely consider re-purchasing it in the future. It helps remove congestion and impurities and my skin looks so much clearer afterward. 

Indeed Labs Exfoliator
This was quite different to anything else I've used but I actually really liked it and would definitely buy it again. It's a powder exfoliator that uses fruit enzymes to resurface the skin without being harsh or abrasive. Hubby also loves this because it gets rid of excess shine and dry patches. I can't recommend it enough!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Serum
I loved using this serum and I also had the matching day cream which was lush. The Aqualia Thermal range is amazing for anyone with dry/dehydrated skin and it's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a budget-friendly option. 

I also used up - 
Pixi Double Cleanse
The Body Shop Vitamin E Mist
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
Boots Botanics 100% Organic Rosewater Spritz
Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum 

Haircare

Herbal Essences Bio-Renew White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo
I'm obsessed with this shampoo. It cleans and conditions the hair without leaving a residue and it smells like sweets. What more could you ask for?

Bodycare

Superdrug Treat Me Salted Caramel Bath & Shower Soak
I only started using this a couple months ago but I'm pretty sure I've already gone through 5 or 6 bottles. If you like sweet scents, you've got to try this!

The Body Shop Pina Colada Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
This was a really nice body scrub that kept my arms and legs smooth without aggravating my eczema. 


Have you used up any of these products recently? 

Maiya
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I've made quite a few trips to the high-street recently and with all of the Halloween and Christmas launches starting to hit the shelves, my urge to shop is at an all-time high! I picked up a few bits the other day and I can't wait to start using them. There's a mix of beauty, homeware, and even a fashion piece! I know, what's happening to me?
Super Facialist Hyaluronic Acid Firming Intense Facial Serum | £14.99
I haven't seen this range in Boots before so I'm assuming it's new which is really exciting as there aren't many affordable Hyaluronic Acid products at the drugstore. I wasn't really sure what to get but in the end, I went for the serum as I don't have that many at the moment and I thought it would be fun to try. It's supposed to help smooth the skin's texture and minimise the appearance of fine lines. I can't wait to try it!

Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz | £7.99
This is actually a re-purchase so it's probably not the most interesting product in the haul but it's definitely an important one. I use this after acid toning or if I just need a boost of hydration. If you love face mists you should definitely check this out!

Primark 40 LED Star Lights | £4
I've wanted some indoor lights for absolutely ages and I found these super pretty rose gold ones in Primark for under a fiver! I think they make the bedroom look so cosy and inviting and I also thought they might come in handy for blog photos. 

DW Home Candy Cane Candle | £5.99
TK Maxx is such a good place for candles and I'm so happy I found this when I was there. It's a true candy cane scent and it comes in a gorgeous red jar which looks so pretty on my desk. I'm definitely going to go back and see what other scents they have because I can already tell I'm going to want more. 

Primark Peach Oil Lipgloss | Peachful & Peach Forever | £2.50
I know most of you are probably thinking that Autumn is the completely wrong time to start wearing lip gloss but I've just really been enjoying how it looks. I spotted these Too Faced dupes in Primark the other day and I thought they were such pretty shades. Peach Forever is a nice milky peach and Peach Ful has a slightly more brown/nude undertone. 

New Look Black Stripe Heartbreaker Slogan T-Shirt | £9.99
I've wanted a striped t-shirt for so long and when I saw this one in New Look, It's exactly what I've been looking for and it even has a slogan. Bonus! It fits really nicely and I would say to go for your normal size if you want it to be just right. This is such a bargain and it's definitely not something to skip if you're a regular t-shirt wearer like me! 


So there you have my mini high-street haul. Have you purchased any of these items recently?

Maiya
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  • Monday, October 23, 2017

A Mini High-Street Haul

I've made quite a few trips to the high-street recently and with all of the Halloween and Christmas launches starting to hit the shelves, my urge to shop is at an all-time high! I picked up a few bits the other day and I can't wait to start using them. There's a mix of beauty, homeware, and even a fashion piece! I know, what's happening to me?
Super Facialist Hyaluronic Acid Firming Intense Facial Serum | £14.99
I haven't seen this range in Boots before so I'm assuming it's new which is really exciting as there aren't many affordable Hyaluronic Acid products at the drugstore. I wasn't really sure what to get but in the end, I went for the serum as I don't have that many at the moment and I thought it would be fun to try. It's supposed to help smooth the skin's texture and minimise the appearance of fine lines. I can't wait to try it!

Boots Botanics Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz | £7.99
This is actually a re-purchase so it's probably not the most interesting product in the haul but it's definitely an important one. I use this after acid toning or if I just need a boost of hydration. If you love face mists you should definitely check this out!

Primark 40 LED Star Lights | £4
I've wanted some indoor lights for absolutely ages and I found these super pretty rose gold ones in Primark for under a fiver! I think they make the bedroom look so cosy and inviting and I also thought they might come in handy for blog photos. 

DW Home Candy Cane Candle | £5.99
TK Maxx is such a good place for candles and I'm so happy I found this when I was there. It's a true candy cane scent and it comes in a gorgeous red jar which looks so pretty on my desk. I'm definitely going to go back and see what other scents they have because I can already tell I'm going to want more. 

Primark Peach Oil Lipgloss | Peachful & Peach Forever | £2.50
I know most of you are probably thinking that Autumn is the completely wrong time to start wearing lip gloss but I've just really been enjoying how it looks. I spotted these Too Faced dupes in Primark the other day and I thought they were such pretty shades. Peach Forever is a nice milky peach and Peach Ful has a slightly more brown/nude undertone. 

New Look Black Stripe Heartbreaker Slogan T-Shirt | £9.99
I've wanted a striped t-shirt for so long and when I saw this one in New Look, It's exactly what I've been looking for and it even has a slogan. Bonus! It fits really nicely and I would say to go for your normal size if you want it to be just right. This is such a bargain and it's definitely not something to skip if you're a regular t-shirt wearer like me! 


So there you have my mini high-street haul. Have you purchased any of these items recently?

Maiya
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I've been a big fan of Indeed Labs ever since I tried their Hydraluron Serum back in 2015. They're one of my favourite skincare brands and I love that all of their products are fragrance-free. This year they've expanded their range and I'm so excited to show you two of their new products!
Indeed Laboratories Eyesilix II* | £21.99
I didn't notice much of a difference when I used the original Eyesillix but I'm still really looking forward to trying the upgraded version. Formulated with essential peptides, ceramides, extracts and probiotics, this all in one cream helps to tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to dark circles and puffiness. It's also supposed to help smooth around the eye area and enhance the skin's elasticity. My eyes have been quite dark and dry recently and I'm hoping this will help them out.

Indeed Laboratories Hydration Booster* | £16.99
I've never tried a skincare booster before so I'm very excited to see what this is like. They have 3 to choose from but the one I have is all about hydration. It uses Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture to the skin and Aquaxyl and Niacinamide to help strengthen the skin's barrier. You can use it alone, as a serum or mixed in with other products for an extra boost of hydration. This is exactly what my skin needs right now and I can't wait to try it and report back!


Have you tried anything from Indeed Labs? What are your favourite picks?

Maiya
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  • Friday, October 20, 2017

New In From Indeed Labs

I've been a big fan of Indeed Labs ever since I tried their Hydraluron Serum back in 2015. They're one of my favourite skincare brands and I love that all of their products are fragrance-free. This year they've expanded their range and I'm so excited to show you two of their new products!
Indeed Laboratories Eyesilix II* | £21.99
I didn't notice much of a difference when I used the original Eyesillix but I'm still really looking forward to trying the upgraded version. Formulated with essential peptides, ceramides, extracts and probiotics, this all in one cream helps to tackle everything from fine lines and wrinkles to dark circles and puffiness. It's also supposed to help smooth around the eye area and enhance the skin's elasticity. My eyes have been quite dark and dry recently and I'm hoping this will help them out.

Indeed Laboratories Hydration Booster* | £16.99
I've never tried a skincare booster before so I'm very excited to see what this is like. They have 3 to choose from but the one I have is all about hydration. It uses Hyaluronic Acid to bind moisture to the skin and Aquaxyl and Niacinamide to help strengthen the skin's barrier. You can use it alone, as a serum or mixed in with other products for an extra boost of hydration. This is exactly what my skin needs right now and I can't wait to try it and report back!


Have you tried anything from Indeed Labs? What are your favourite picks?

Maiya
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I was super excited when I heard that The Ordinary had released foundations and because I already had such a positive experience with their skincare products, my expectations were extremely high. It took me a while to actually order the foundations but this was probably a good thing as there were a lot of shipping issues when they first launched but thankfully this has all been fixed and you can now easily order them through their website or from ASOS and Cult Beauty. I've been using the foundations almost daily and I am honestly so impressed with them. I normally know straight away whether I'm going to like a base product or not and these were no exception.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation | 1.0N | £5.70
I love both foundations but if I had to pick a favourite it would definitely be this one. The formula is very thin and spreadable but it still has a good medium coverage. I apply it with a sponge and it gives my skin a gorgeous natural finish. Another thing that really impressed me was the wear time. I'll apply it in the morning and it literally stays put all day. I've also noticed that I don't get as shiny as I do with other foundations. When it came to choosing my shade I automatically went for the lightest option and for once, it turned out to be an exact match! I can't praise this enough!

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation | 1.0N | £5.90
Normally I shy away from thicker, heavier coverage foundations but this is very different to what you'd expect. It doesn't cling to dry patches or texture and it's actually really easy to blend. Because I like my daily base to be quite fresh and glowy, this is something I would keep for special occasions or if I'm having a really bad skin day. I was expecting it to have a matte finish but it's actually a satin which I prefer as it stops it looking flat. I find it lasts a good 6-8 hours on my combination skin and I only have to touch up once. I'm very surprised by this foundation and I love having it in my collection.

So there you have my thoughts on The Ordinary Foundations. To me, they're 100% worth the hype and I would highly recommend giving them a go!


Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Maiya
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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Ordinary Foundations | Are They Worth The Hype?

I was super excited when I heard that The Ordinary had released foundations and because I already had such a positive experience with their skincare products, my expectations were extremely high. It took me a while to actually order the foundations but this was probably a good thing as there were a lot of shipping issues when they first launched but thankfully this has all been fixed and you can now easily order them through their website or from ASOS and Cult Beauty. I've been using the foundations almost daily and I am honestly so impressed with them. I normally know straight away whether I'm going to like a base product or not and these were no exception.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation | 1.0N | £5.70
I love both foundations but if I had to pick a favourite it would definitely be this one. The formula is very thin and spreadable but it still has a good medium coverage. I apply it with a sponge and it gives my skin a gorgeous natural finish. Another thing that really impressed me was the wear time. I'll apply it in the morning and it literally stays put all day. I've also noticed that I don't get as shiny as I do with other foundations. When it came to choosing my shade I automatically went for the lightest option and for once, it turned out to be an exact match! I can't praise this enough!

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation | 1.0N | £5.90
Normally I shy away from thicker, heavier coverage foundations but this is very different to what you'd expect. It doesn't cling to dry patches or texture and it's actually really easy to blend. Because I like my daily base to be quite fresh and glowy, this is something I would keep for special occasions or if I'm having a really bad skin day. I was expecting it to have a matte finish but it's actually a satin which I prefer as it stops it looking flat. I find it lasts a good 6-8 hours on my combination skin and I only have to touch up once. I'm very surprised by this foundation and I love having it in my collection.

So there you have my thoughts on The Ordinary Foundations. To me, they're 100% worth the hype and I would highly recommend giving them a go!


Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Maiya
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Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Olay Media Event at the Ice Tank in London. We did some fun little science experiments, I got to have a play with some of their new formulas and then I had an amazing facial massage by a lovely lady from Perfect 10. I also had my skin analyzed by a machine and although I was nervous for the results, it was still super exciting to get a closer look at my skin. Hubby and I had such a fun time at the event and I really wanted to show you some of the photos I took and tell you a little bit more about the new products.
Olay has been on a mission to figure out whether it's our genes that control visible signs of ageing or if it's something else. After testing DNA and analyzing lifestyle data from 150,000 women, they discovered that external factors like UV exposure and hydration are far more important when it comes to skin ageing. 

Using these findings, Olay has re-engineered three of their top anti-ageing products to be even more effective. The Regenerist 3 Point Super Age-Defying Cream* is supercharged with advanced Amino-Peptide Complex II which helps to plump, hydrate and firm the skin. It also contains Niacinamide to improve the skin's texture and reduce fine lines and enlarged pores. To make the cream even more potent, they've added Carob Seed Extract which is great for reducing redness and inflammation. 
Another offering from the Regenerist line that's had a makeover is the Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream*. This is perfect if your main concern is luminosity and uneven skin tone. It's now formulated with Carnosine, a di-peptide which helps to visibly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. And finally, we have the Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Moisturiser SPF 15*. I'm already familiar with this as my mom uses the tinted version and loves it. Now with 50% more Vitamin E and double the amount of Green Tea Extract, this is your one-stop shop for hydration, anti-ageing, SPF and protection against free radicals. 

Have you tried anything from Olay? 

Maiya
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This post contains PR\Gifted items. All opinions are 100% my own. Read my full disclaimer here.
  • Monday, October 16, 2017

Three Anti-Ageing Picks From Olay

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the Olay Media Event at the Ice Tank in London. We did some fun little science experiments, I got to have a play with some of their new formulas and then I had an amazing facial massage by a lovely lady from Perfect 10. I also had my skin analyzed by a machine and although I was nervous for the results, it was still super exciting to get a closer look at my skin. Hubby and I had such a fun time at the event and I really wanted to show you some of the photos I took and tell you a little bit more about the new products.
Olay has been on a mission to figure out whether it's our genes that control visible signs of ageing or if it's something else. After testing DNA and analyzing lifestyle data from 150,000 women, they discovered that external factors like UV exposure and hydration are far more important when it comes to skin ageing. 

Using these findings, Olay has re-engineered three of their top anti-ageing products to be even more effective. The Regenerist 3 Point Super Age-Defying Cream* is supercharged with advanced Amino-Peptide Complex II which helps to plump, hydrate and firm the skin. It also contains Niacinamide to improve the skin's texture and reduce fine lines and enlarged pores. To make the cream even more potent, they've added Carob Seed Extract which is great for reducing redness and inflammation. 
Another offering from the Regenerist line that's had a makeover is the Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream*. This is perfect if your main concern is luminosity and uneven skin tone. It's now formulated with Carnosine, a di-peptide which helps to visibly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. And finally, we have the Total Effects 7 in 1 Day Moisturiser SPF 15*. I'm already familiar with this as my mom uses the tinted version and loves it. Now with 50% more Vitamin E and double the amount of Green Tea Extract, this is your one-stop shop for hydration, anti-ageing, SPF and protection against free radicals. 

Have you tried anything from Olay? 

Maiya
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This post contains PR\Gifted items. All opinions are 100% my own. Read my full disclaimer here.
As soon as Autumn and Winter roll around I automatically feel inclined to have a pamper session. It just feels so appropriate. I mean, what girl doesn't love an excuse to laze around in bed and consume an entire tub of Ben and Jerry's? Seeing as it's the weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share 5 things I like to do when I want to take some time out and just chill.
Set The Mood | The first thing I always do when I'm having a bit of a pamper is light a candle. It's so simple but they make such a difference to my mood and having my favourite scent in the background always makes me feel nice and cosy. I have a Cranberry Marmalade Mini from Chelsea Candle on my desk and I can't wait to start burning it. It literally smells like Christmas. 

Double Cleanse | On the weekends I like to take advantage of the extra time and do a thorough double cleanse. My skin's been a bit temperamental recently so I've switched back to my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I've also started using the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask again which leaves my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. 

Scrub A Dub Dub | My body gets extremely dry and because I have Keratosis Pilaris it looks even worse so once a week I like to do a proper good scrub. At the moment I'm using one from Happy Place Cosmetics and I love it. It gets rid of all the dry skin but still moisturises at the same time. They don't do this particular scent anymore but they've just released a ton of new ones which all sound amazing.

Vamp Up | Pamper evenings are probably the only time I actually bother to paint my nails. Normally I opt for nudes or pinks but I'm switching it up for Autumn and going for Barry M's Raspberry which is a gorgeous deep wine shade. 

Do Something You Enjoy | To finish off my routine I like to watch a film but of course, you can do whatever it is that helps you unwind. Chick flicks are my weakness and they have been since I was little. Whether it's Mean Girls, Legally Blonde or There's Something About Mary, you name it, I love em' all. I recently bought Bridget Jones's Baby on DVD and it was probably my best decision ever. Ok, maybe not ever, but I do think it's brilliant and definitely worth watching if you haven't already. 


So that's my Sunday sorted. What are you getting up today?

Maiya
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  • Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Sunday Pamper Routine

As soon as Autumn and Winter roll around I automatically feel inclined to have a pamper session. It just feels so appropriate. I mean, what girl doesn't love an excuse to laze around in bed and consume an entire tub of Ben and Jerry's? Seeing as it's the weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share 5 things I like to do when I want to take some time out and just chill.
Set The Mood | The first thing I always do when I'm having a bit of a pamper is light a candle. It's so simple but they make such a difference to my mood and having my favourite scent in the background always makes me feel nice and cosy. I have a Cranberry Marmalade Mini from Chelsea Candle on my desk and I can't wait to start burning it. It literally smells like Christmas. 

Double Cleanse | On the weekends I like to take advantage of the extra time and do a thorough double cleanse. My skin's been a bit temperamental recently so I've switched back to my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I've also started using the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask again which leaves my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. 

Scrub A Dub Dub | My body gets extremely dry and because I have Keratosis Pilaris it looks even worse so once a week I like to do a proper good scrub. At the moment I'm using one from Happy Place Cosmetics and I love it. It gets rid of all the dry skin but still moisturises at the same time. They don't do this particular scent anymore but they've just released a ton of new ones which all sound amazing.

Vamp Up | Pamper evenings are probably the only time I actually bother to paint my nails. Normally I opt for nudes or pinks but I'm switching it up for Autumn and going for Barry M's Raspberry which is a gorgeous deep wine shade. 

Do Something You Enjoy | To finish off my routine I like to watch a film but of course, you can do whatever it is that helps you unwind. Chick flicks are my weakness and they have been since I was little. Whether it's Mean Girls, Legally Blonde or There's Something About Mary, you name it, I love em' all. I recently bought Bridget Jones's Baby on DVD and it was probably my best decision ever. Ok, maybe not ever, but I do think it's brilliant and definitely worth watching if you haven't already. 


So that's my Sunday sorted. What are you getting up today?

Maiya
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As you guys know I've been on a mission to start wearing more eyeshadow and to give myself a bit of inspiration, I thought I would show you three amazing eyeshadow palettes that are giving me some serious Autumn vibes.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette | £39.50
I'm such a big fan of the UD Naked Palettes but I'm drawn to this one the most because the colours are just so pretty and wearable. It has a mix of pinks, coppers and taupes and with 12 shades to chose from, it's perfect for when you need to take your look from day to night. 

NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette | Warm Neutrals | £16
This palette is definitely a bit brighter and bolder but all of the shades are still super easy to wear. I tend to gravitate towards this when I know I want to go a bit darker and heavier on the eyes. I'm not a massive fan of black eyeshadow and although I think it would have been good if this palette had one, I think the dark browns make it more edgy and modern. It's great for travel too!

Barry M Fall In Love Eyeshadow Palette | £6.49
I haven't had the chance to use this yet so I can't comment on the formula or wear time of the shadows but I did swatch some of them in store and they were very pigmented. The main reason I decided to pick this up is because it really reminded me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette which I'm guessing was their intention. I really love the fact that all of the eyeshadows are matte because there's nothing I love more than a really grungy, matte smokey eye. The reds and yellows in the palette won't be for everyone but they make a change from the typical browns and blues. This is definitely a drugstore gem and for £6, you can't go wrong! 


What's your go-to eyeshadow palette for Autumn? 

Maiya
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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Three Eyeshadow Palettes To Try This Autumn

As you guys know I've been on a mission to start wearing more eyeshadow and to give myself a bit of inspiration, I thought I would show you three amazing eyeshadow palettes that are giving me some serious Autumn vibes.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette | £39.50
I'm such a big fan of the UD Naked Palettes but I'm drawn to this one the most because the colours are just so pretty and wearable. It has a mix of pinks, coppers and taupes and with 12 shades to chose from, it's perfect for when you need to take your look from day to night. 

NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette | Warm Neutrals | £16
This palette is definitely a bit brighter and bolder but all of the shades are still super easy to wear. I tend to gravitate towards this when I know I want to go a bit darker and heavier on the eyes. I'm not a massive fan of black eyeshadow and although I think it would have been good if this palette had one, I think the dark browns make it more edgy and modern. It's great for travel too!

Barry M Fall In Love Eyeshadow Palette | £6.49
I haven't had the chance to use this yet so I can't comment on the formula or wear time of the shadows but I did swatch some of them in store and they were very pigmented. The main reason I decided to pick this up is because it really reminded me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette which I'm guessing was their intention. I really love the fact that all of the eyeshadows are matte because there's nothing I love more than a really grungy, matte smokey eye. The reds and yellows in the palette won't be for everyone but they make a change from the typical browns and blues. This is definitely a drugstore gem and for £6, you can't go wrong! 


What's your go-to eyeshadow palette for Autumn? 

Maiya
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So it's officially the month of pumpkins and ghouls and I couldn't be more excited! Normally I find it quite hard to choose products to feature in my monthly favourites but this time, it was really easy! 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* | £24
I've spoken about this quite a lot recently so I won't drag on about it. This is a beautiful cleansing oil that destroys all makeup and SPF whilst gently cleansing the skin, leaving it soft, clean and hydrated. Definitely one to try if you're looking for a new cleansing oil!

Hand Chemistry Pro Repair Skincare For Hands | £8
This is such an amazing hand cream and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants something light and easily absorbed. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss | Super Natural | £6.99
I'm really into lipgloss at the moment and I've been loving this one from Revlon. It's a super pretty pinky-nude shade and it gives me just the right amount of colour and sheen.

Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer | £11
I have so many primers but this is the only one I use to mattify and blur the skin. I just spread a teeny bit on my nose, chin and forehead and apply my foundation as normal. It doesn't feel greasy or silicone-y and my base always looks flawless afterwards. 

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette | Solstice | £9.99
I'm back on the highlighting bandwagon and I'm absolutely loving it! This is my current go-to palette and I will probably continue using it all throughout Autumn and Winter. It's definitely not one for those who like a natural highlight but personally, I want to be seen from outer space!

Botanics Hydration Burst Day Lotion SPF 15 | £8.99
I've done a whole post about this which I'll link here so again, I won't go on to much. I love this moisturiser so much, it's pretty much replaced all of my other ones! It's not thick or greasy and it makes a great base for makeup. I can't recommend it enough!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist | £18
I started using this a lot last month and it's really helped keep my skin plump and hydrated. 

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paint | Nudist | £5.99
I only discovered this a couple weeks ago but I like it so much, I just had to mention it! It's a liquid to powder eyeshadow and I've been loving using it on days when I want a simple wash of colour. 

The Ordinary Serum Foundation | £5.70
I've only used this twice but it's already taken top spot as my favourite foundation. It has a medium coverage, satin finish and stays put all day with a powder. I've got to keep testing it so I can do a full review but so far, it's a big thumbs up from me!


So there you have my September favourites! Have you been loving any of these products recently?

Maiya
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  • Tuesday, October 03, 2017

September Favourites 2017

So it's officially the month of pumpkins and ghouls and I couldn't be more excited! Normally I find it quite hard to choose products to feature in my monthly favourites but this time, it was really easy! 

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* | £24
I've spoken about this quite a lot recently so I won't drag on about it. This is a beautiful cleansing oil that destroys all makeup and SPF whilst gently cleansing the skin, leaving it soft, clean and hydrated. Definitely one to try if you're looking for a new cleansing oil!

Hand Chemistry Pro Repair Skincare For Hands | £8
This is such an amazing hand cream and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants something light and easily absorbed. 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss | Super Natural | £6.99
I'm really into lipgloss at the moment and I've been loving this one from Revlon. It's a super pretty pinky-nude shade and it gives me just the right amount of colour and sheen.

Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer | £11
I have so many primers but this is the only one I use to mattify and blur the skin. I just spread a teeny bit on my nose, chin and forehead and apply my foundation as normal. It doesn't feel greasy or silicone-y and my base always looks flawless afterwards. 

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette | Solstice | £9.99
I'm back on the highlighting bandwagon and I'm absolutely loving it! This is my current go-to palette and I will probably continue using it all throughout Autumn and Winter. It's definitely not one for those who like a natural highlight but personally, I want to be seen from outer space!

Botanics Hydration Burst Day Lotion SPF 15 | £8.99
I've done a whole post about this which I'll link here so again, I won't go on to much. I love this moisturiser so much, it's pretty much replaced all of my other ones! It's not thick or greasy and it makes a great base for makeup. I can't recommend it enough!

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist | £18
I started using this a lot last month and it's really helped keep my skin plump and hydrated. 

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Paint | Nudist | £5.99
I only discovered this a couple weeks ago but I like it so much, I just had to mention it! It's a liquid to powder eyeshadow and I've been loving using it on days when I want a simple wash of colour. 

The Ordinary Serum Foundation | £5.70
I've only used this twice but it's already taken top spot as my favourite foundation. It has a medium coverage, satin finish and stays put all day with a powder. I've got to keep testing it so I can do a full review but so far, it's a big thumbs up from me!


So there you have my September favourites! Have you been loving any of these products recently?

Maiya
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