Shortly after they launched in the UK, Glossier released their first ever fragrance and it seemed like everyone and their mum was talking about it. After reading a ton of mixed reviews I finally gave in and decided to purchase it as I needed a new one and it sounded like something I would really enjoy. I've only had it for about a month and it's already been deemed my favourite perfume of all-time! Yep, it's that good!
The packaging has been very hit or miss (mainly because of the bright red lid) but to be honest I actually quite like the overall design and I think it matches what's inside perfectly. It's £45 for 50ml which isn't bad in my opinion. I actually used a discount and managed to save a bit of money which was nice.

It's a soft almost creamy scent and it's quite different to anything I've ever owned. The base notes include ambrette, ambrox and musk and they mix with your natural scent to create a beautiful warm, long-lasting finish. I normally do 3-4 spritzes and I find that's enough to last me all day. It also lingers really well on clothes which I really like as I love the cosy vibe it gives. This is one of those fragrances that your partner will smell and say 'ooh, you smell nice', rather than 'I like your perfume'. I've noticed quite a few people say it would make a great unisex scent but I would disagree as I think the floral notes keep it really feminine. 

I'm absolutely obsessed with this perfume and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Glossier or is looking for a new everyday fragrance that's super light and really easy to wear. 

Don't forget to use my link to get 10% off your first order - http://bff.glossier.com/hgSpa


Have you tried the new Glossier fragrance? What are your thoughts?

Maiya
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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

Glossier You | Fragrance Review

Shortly after they launched in the UK, Glossier released their first ever fragrance and it seemed like everyone and their mum was talking about it. After reading a ton of mixed reviews I finally gave in and decided to purchase it as I needed a new one and it sounded like something I would really enjoy. I've only had it for about a month and it's already been deemed my favourite perfume of all-time! Yep, it's that good!
The packaging has been very hit or miss (mainly because of the bright red lid) but to be honest I actually quite like the overall design and I think it matches what's inside perfectly. It's £45 for 50ml which isn't bad in my opinion. I actually used a discount and managed to save a bit of money which was nice.

It's a soft almost creamy scent and it's quite different to anything I've ever owned. The base notes include ambrette, ambrox and musk and they mix with your natural scent to create a beautiful warm, long-lasting finish. I normally do 3-4 spritzes and I find that's enough to last me all day. It also lingers really well on clothes which I really like as I love the cosy vibe it gives. This is one of those fragrances that your partner will smell and say 'ooh, you smell nice', rather than 'I like your perfume'. I've noticed quite a few people say it would make a great unisex scent but I would disagree as I think the floral notes keep it really feminine. 

I'm absolutely obsessed with this perfume and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Glossier or is looking for a new everyday fragrance that's super light and really easy to wear. 

Don't forget to use my link to get 10% off your first order - http://bff.glossier.com/hgSpa


Have you tried the new Glossier fragrance? What are your thoughts?

Maiya
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And just like that, it's December! I still can't believe it! Today I wanted you to show you all of the products I was loving throughout November including my new favourite hair treatment and the nail polish that actually makes me look forward to painting my nails! 
All That Jazz Nail Polish | Pixie Whispers* | £9.98
I've been wearing this nail polish on and off for the past few weeks and I'm still not bored of it! It's a gorgeous pinky-taupe that looks so chic and understated and I love that it compliments my skin tone. The formula is quite thin so you need at least two coats to get full coverage but it applies really well and dries super fast! 

Glossier Priming Moisturiser | £18
I really wasn't expecting to love Glossier as much as I do but it's just such a good brand if you're into the whole no-makeup makeup thing like I am. I have quite a few of their products but the Priming Moisturiser has been my go-to recently. It does such a good job of hydrating the skin without leaving it tacky or greasy. I got mine in the Phase 1 Set and it worked out being quite a bit cheaper. Don't forget, you can use my link and get 10% off your first purchase - http://bff.glossier.com/hgSpa

Grow Gorgeous Full Bodied Volumising Leave-In Conditioner* | £16
Grow Gorgeous has been on my list to try for absolutely ages so you can imagine how excited I was when their new Full Bodied collection arrived in the post! I don't normally bother with volumising products as my hair is so fine and straight but this adds a lovely wave and extra body to my hair without weighing it down. It's not greasy in any way and my hair feels super soft and hydrated. It's a must-have in my routine!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick | Velvet Beige | £6.99
Apart from the Glossier Generation G in Cake, this is the only lip colour I've been wearing for the past two months. It's a gorgeous pinky-brown and it just seems to go with everything! 

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer | Extra Fair | £4.49
I've been loving this concealer recently as it does a great job of covering dark circles and blemishes without being heavy or cakey on the skin. I use it with a damp Miracle Complexion Sponge and it blends flawlessly every time.

Happy Place Cosmetics Salted Caramel Body Butter | £14
I'm obsessed with the scent of this body butter and it's one of the only products I've found that actually moisturises and conditions my really dry skin.

Superdrug Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask | £3.99
This is fairly new to the Simply Pure range and I'm really glad I decided to pick it up as it's been a life saver for my dehydrated skin. In the evenings I apply a thick layer as the last step of my skincare routine and it helps keep my skin really hydrated and plump. It's such a fab product and it's definitely worth trying if you have dry/dehydrated skin!

DHC Lip Cream* | £8.75
This has kept my lips super soft and smooth and I love that I only have to apply a tiny amount. I'm definitely going to be buying a back-up! 

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution | £6.30
This was my go-to exfoliator/mask last month and it really helped get my skin looking healthy and glowing again. I only tend to use it once a week but I find that's all you need because it's so concentrated. If you're a fan of chemical exfoliants you should definitely check this out!

Have you tried any of these products recently?

Maiya
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  • Monday, December 11, 2017

November Favourites 2017

And just like that, it's December! I still can't believe it! Today I wanted you to show you all of the products I was loving throughout November including my new favourite hair treatment and the nail polish that actually makes me look forward to painting my nails! 
All That Jazz Nail Polish | Pixie Whispers* | £9.98
I've been wearing this nail polish on and off for the past few weeks and I'm still not bored of it! It's a gorgeous pinky-taupe that looks so chic and understated and I love that it compliments my skin tone. The formula is quite thin so you need at least two coats to get full coverage but it applies really well and dries super fast! 

Glossier Priming Moisturiser | £18
I really wasn't expecting to love Glossier as much as I do but it's just such a good brand if you're into the whole no-makeup makeup thing like I am. I have quite a few of their products but the Priming Moisturiser has been my go-to recently. It does such a good job of hydrating the skin without leaving it tacky or greasy. I got mine in the Phase 1 Set and it worked out being quite a bit cheaper. Don't forget, you can use my link and get 10% off your first purchase - http://bff.glossier.com/hgSpa

Grow Gorgeous Full Bodied Volumising Leave-In Conditioner* | £16
Grow Gorgeous has been on my list to try for absolutely ages so you can imagine how excited I was when their new Full Bodied collection arrived in the post! I don't normally bother with volumising products as my hair is so fine and straight but this adds a lovely wave and extra body to my hair without weighing it down. It's not greasy in any way and my hair feels super soft and hydrated. It's a must-have in my routine!

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick | Velvet Beige | £6.99
Apart from the Glossier Generation G in Cake, this is the only lip colour I've been wearing for the past two months. It's a gorgeous pinky-brown and it just seems to go with everything! 

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer | Extra Fair | £4.49
I've been loving this concealer recently as it does a great job of covering dark circles and blemishes without being heavy or cakey on the skin. I use it with a damp Miracle Complexion Sponge and it blends flawlessly every time.

Happy Place Cosmetics Salted Caramel Body Butter | £14
I'm obsessed with the scent of this body butter and it's one of the only products I've found that actually moisturises and conditions my really dry skin.

Superdrug Simply Pure Leave On Water Mask | £3.99
This is fairly new to the Simply Pure range and I'm really glad I decided to pick it up as it's been a life saver for my dehydrated skin. In the evenings I apply a thick layer as the last step of my skincare routine and it helps keep my skin really hydrated and plump. It's such a fab product and it's definitely worth trying if you have dry/dehydrated skin!

DHC Lip Cream* | £8.75
This has kept my lips super soft and smooth and I love that I only have to apply a tiny amount. I'm definitely going to be buying a back-up! 

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution | £6.30
This was my go-to exfoliator/mask last month and it really helped get my skin looking healthy and glowing again. I only tend to use it once a week but I find that's all you need because it's so concentrated. If you're a fan of chemical exfoliants you should definitely check this out!

Have you tried any of these products recently?

Maiya
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Before we get into today's post I just wanted say a big thank you for being patient and sticking around whilst I took a break from blogging. I really felt like I needed to take some time away from my blog and social media and just relax. It was so amazing but I'm back now and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. Today I wanted to carry on with my gift guide series and I'm going to be showing you a round-up of all my favourite home, fashion and lifestyle gift ideas for her. 
Starting with one of my favourites, Tanya Bakes is a great gift for anyone who loves to bake and it's full of lots of amazing recipes that will keep you going all year long. She's also just released her second cookbook - Tanya's Christmas which looks amazing! I'm definitely going to be picking it up! 

Jewellery is such a lovely gift to receive at Christmas and watches, in particular, seem to be a winner with everyone. I have the Elie Beaumont Oxford Large Watch* which is so pretty and chic, any girl would love it! They have a few other styles and they come in a bunch of different colours so there's something to suit everyone. They're not super expensive either!

Feather & Down is a brand I recently discovered in Boots and they have a gorgeous range of bath, body and home fragrance products that are designed to help you get a better night's sleep. If there's someone in your life who's quite stressed or you know they have trouble drifting off, I would highly recommend gifting them the Pillow Spray and Sleep Balm. They're packed full of beautiful essential oils and they help create the most amazing atmosphere. 

Scrumpies of Mayfair knickers are miniature works of art and they're designed to help you look and feel amazing. I have the Pink Lady* set and I can't get over how pretty they are! They also come with a super cute charm which is covered in beautiful Czech crystals. I wanted to include these as I think it's really important to treat yourself to something luxurious now and again.

Candles are incredibly popular around this time of year and for good reason. They create such a warm, cosy environment and it's always nice to have one burning in the background. The White Company have just brought out their Winter range and I picked up the Signature Candle which smells ah-mazing! It's a mix of cinnamon, clove and orange and as soon as you light it your whole house smells like Christmas! This would be a great gift for anyone who loves candles or is really into home decor. 

So many people are getting more and more into stationery (me included) and I think this Rose Gold Pen Trio* from Ice London would make an amazing gift for any girl. They come in a gorgeous box and each pen is embellished with little Swarovski crystals. How cute!


Have any of these gifts caught your eye? 

Maiya
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  • Friday, December 08, 2017

Gift Guide | For Her

Before we get into today's post I just wanted say a big thank you for being patient and sticking around whilst I took a break from blogging. I really felt like I needed to take some time away from my blog and social media and just relax. It was so amazing but I'm back now and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. Today I wanted to carry on with my gift guide series and I'm going to be showing you a round-up of all my favourite home, fashion and lifestyle gift ideas for her. 
Starting with one of my favourites, Tanya Bakes is a great gift for anyone who loves to bake and it's full of lots of amazing recipes that will keep you going all year long. She's also just released her second cookbook - Tanya's Christmas which looks amazing! I'm definitely going to be picking it up! 

Jewellery is such a lovely gift to receive at Christmas and watches, in particular, seem to be a winner with everyone. I have the Elie Beaumont Oxford Large Watch* which is so pretty and chic, any girl would love it! They have a few other styles and they come in a bunch of different colours so there's something to suit everyone. They're not super expensive either!

Feather & Down is a brand I recently discovered in Boots and they have a gorgeous range of bath, body and home fragrance products that are designed to help you get a better night's sleep. If there's someone in your life who's quite stressed or you know they have trouble drifting off, I would highly recommend gifting them the Pillow Spray and Sleep Balm. They're packed full of beautiful essential oils and they help create the most amazing atmosphere. 

Scrumpies of Mayfair knickers are miniature works of art and they're designed to help you look and feel amazing. I have the Pink Lady* set and I can't get over how pretty they are! They also come with a super cute charm which is covered in beautiful Czech crystals. I wanted to include these as I think it's really important to treat yourself to something luxurious now and again.

Candles are incredibly popular around this time of year and for good reason. They create such a warm, cosy environment and it's always nice to have one burning in the background. The White Company have just brought out their Winter range and I picked up the Signature Candle which smells ah-mazing! It's a mix of cinnamon, clove and orange and as soon as you light it your whole house smells like Christmas! This would be a great gift for anyone who loves candles or is really into home decor. 

So many people are getting more and more into stationery (me included) and I think this Rose Gold Pen Trio* from Ice London would make an amazing gift for any girl. They come in a gorgeous box and each pen is embellished with little Swarovski crystals. How cute!


Have any of these gifts caught your eye? 

Maiya
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