Thursday, 4 December 2014

Life Hacks: How To Do Everything

So we all bite off more than we can chew sometimes, that's just how it is. But what about if that was never an option, and we could balance consistent blogging with work, college, being with our family, our friends, and of course living (you know, eating and sleeping and all that)? Sounds easy.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

November Favourites

It's crazy how fast this year is going, and Christmas is getting closer and closer (and luckily I've finished my Christmas shopping because boy it's getting busy now), so here's a quick beauty round-up of the products I've been using the most this month.


Monday, 24 November 2014

Weekly Nails: The Grey Edit

Now I've come up with a little thing that I regularly post (every Monday, to be exact). The 'Weekly Nails' Edit, where I'll basically give you the heads-up on what nail polish I'll be sporting for the week. To kick things off, we've got the classic Barry M.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Underrated MAC Lipstick

Now I'm pretty sure that MAC lipsticks are one of the most popular choices amongst the world of beauty bloggers, with the likes of Creme Cup and Patisserie being a few of the most talked about. But what about the colours that are less well known when they are just as gorgeous? Let's take a look at the lipstick that should be talked about way more.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Aussie Treatment

Now sticking with the hair-themed posts, I've got a lot of love for two of the Aussie products in particular. And with my thick, practically unmanageable hair, it's almost impossible to find a product that can tame it.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Hair Miracle

Now my hair has definitely taken a beating over the last few years. Being constantly dyed, bleached and stripped bare, it recently got the worst point it's ever been. My hair was dry, straw-like, dull and had no colour or shine to it. I've been reading countless blog posts and reviews to see what product could revitalise my hair, and a popular option was Keratin Oil. The result? A miracle.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Budget Brows

Nowadays we all like to have good eyebrows...having amazing eyebrows definitely brings together your make-up look as a whole, and you dread any situation where your brows look drawn on or slug-like. Not a good look. So, the solution? Two very simple products.


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

If You Wanted A High-End Mascara...

Now you've probably guessed that I have had a bit of a splurge. I like to call it 'treating myself', 'cos let's face it, don't we all need some shopping TLC once in a while? This is my first impression of the amazing YSL Babydoll Mascara.


Saturday, 8 November 2014

A Skincare Discovery

Now I've been sporting some pretty nasty blemishes recently, and I knew I had to take action. The only place for me? FeelUnique. They have so many options and you can specify your skincare needs, so I chose blemishes of course. And turns out, the products I chose were absolute winners.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Drugstore Everyday Face

So we're well into Autumn now, and on the fast-track to Christmas (eek), so I think it's only appropriate for me to give you a cheeky look into my everyday Autumn make-up look (the drugstore edition).

Monday, 3 November 2014

The High-End Wish List

Now I know I'm not the only one who has a mental list of those high-end products you desperately long for. You can't help but get a pang of jealousy when your favourite beauty blogger talks about how amazing it is and you sigh because your budget just can't stretch to that Tom Ford Eyeshadow Palette at the moment. So, these are some of the products on my high-end wish list.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Autumn Beauty Staples

Instead of a favourites this month, I thought I'd mix it up by showing you the products are some of my essentials that I'll be wearing this Autumn. It's typically a bronze eye and nude lip combo, but anyway let's get straight to it.


Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween-Ready in 5 Minutes

So Halloween is, oh what, today? If you've planned to go out (or you're the type of person who decides to go out last minute) and you don't want to go all out, a simple spooky make-up look might be what you're after. Here's my 5 minute Halloween look for all you last-minute people!


Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Perfect Primer

Now when it comes to doing your make-up, we all know there's an important step that often gets missed out...priming. I know that it's not essential, but I feel like I get a better finish with my foundation when I use primer first. My favourite? Benefit's Porefessional.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rimmel Lipstick Lovin'

Now it's only recently that I've been getting into a wearing a good lipstick every now and again, and I've realised that I've been missing out big time. There are absolutely hundreds of different shades of shades of shades, and so I've narrowed them down to show you my top three main shades that I'll be rocking this Autumn.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ace Your Base

Now when it comes to foundation, I have to admit I'm not one of experimenting. If I find a good foundation, I tend to stick with it until I'm (gently) persuaded to try something new. There are so many foundations out there, it's kinda' hard to just find one perfect foundation, so I've got some of my favourites that are totally worth trying if you fancy leaving your trusty Mac Studiofix Fluid behind (as hard as that may be)...


Sunday, 26 October 2014

A Little Something New

Doing three A-Levels in digital based subjects has definitely given me an advantage when it comes to Photoshop. Now, I'm certainly no expert, but I'd like to think that I'm a bit of a whiz (and I kinda love doing it) with collages and editing and the creative side of computers. So, the other night I just could not get to sleep, so I made a cheeky moodboard for my new room (eek how exciting!). If you're redecorating or you want to just buy a few cute bits for your room, then check this out for a bit of inspiration!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

This Has Been A Crazy Month

Yes, I know I have some serious explaining to do. I haven't posted since the 9th October, I am ashamed to say, but I promise I have a valid explanation. I recommend that you go and grab a cuppa tea and a digestive biscuit, and let's have a quick catch up hey? I'll keep it brief so you don't get bored.


Thursday, 9 October 2014

A Few From Zoella Beauty

So I'm sure just about every beauty blogger knows about Zoella, the insanely gorgeous and popular blogger and YouTuber, and that she recently launched her very own 'Zoella Beauty' range in Superdrug stores all over the UK and online. I knew I need to get my hands on her new products to test them out for myself, and that's exactly what I did...


Monday, 6 October 2014

The Autumn Edition: Nails

So it's Autumn, and it's that time of year where your wardrobe makes the gradual transition from brights and pastels to deeper and more Autumnal colours. But it's not just your clothes that change, your nails need to keep up too, so these are my five deeper coloured polishes that I'll be rocking this Autumn.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

A Sweet Scent

So it's well into the new school/college year now as we all are very aware. I don't know about you, but I like to pack a few beauty bits in my bag to keep be going during my long college hours (sigh), and I've recently discovered the perfect product to take with me.


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

It's Better Late Than Never...

Now I'm sure that almost every beauty blogger (well, actually everyone who loves lipstick) has heard of the Rimmel London Kate Moss lipsticks. I know I have. But, the difference between myself and everyone else is the simple fact that yet again, I'm late on the bandwagon. But don't worry, I've finally caught up, and let me tell you...I'm in love.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Autumn Edition: Eyes

So I've come up with this little blogging series...The Autumn Edition. I'll give your the low-down on what you need this Autumn for each area of your prep and primed face (that's right ladies, remember to moisturise). This week it's time for Eyes, so let's get to it.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Get Some Revlon-lovin'

Yes, I know that's a big claim. However, this foundation just ticks all of the boxes. I've been a long-term lover of the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, and it was time for a change. One quick trip to Boots later and I've made the jump into the world of the Revlon foundations.


Friday, 19 September 2014

The Ultimate Gel Polish

So I love my Barry M Gelly Nail Polishes, but last week my friend's nails caught my eye...they were gorgeous and shiny and I had to ask what brand they were. "The Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Colour" was her answer, and naturally I had to try it. Cue a branch out in the world of varnish, with a very satisfied outcome...


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Beauty Bag: The Gyudy Edition

"My current makeup bag is a gorgeous purple Sephora one. It's quite small, but you can still fit a lot in there and the products will sit nice and tidy as it's so slim. You can also use the stickers that come with it to personalize it, but I haven't got round to doing it yet! 


Monday, 15 September 2014

Best High Street Moisturiser? Vote for Nivea.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I think about high-end products and compare them with the lower end stuff, I kind of presume that the high-end stuff is going to be so much better. Why? I used to think that price means quality...the higher the price, the higher the quality. And now, I've been proven wrong. By who, you're probably thinking, but it's more of a by what...


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Banish Your Blemished Skin

Now I love clear skin as much as the next person, but sometimes we have to just accept that spots are just there sometimes. You just have to deal with them. But, there is something that you can try that will help cleanse that blemished skin. And, it could help prevent those spots that you get from just a, well, plain bad skincare routine. Add this to your life, and spots will be one less thing to worry about...


Monday, 8 September 2014

The TMI Tag

Well I thought I'd try something different, as I figured I've been blogging for a little while now and maybe it's time for people to get to know me a little bit better! This is The TMI Tag, if you missed the title (I'm sure you didn't), and I love learning more about other people so I hope you like reading a bit more about me too!


Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Simplest Skincare Routine Ever?

I always see YouTubers and bloggers posting their morning and evening skincare routines and think 'how do they have time to do that?', because I get so impatient with routines and when I come home from college and it gets late, the last thing I want to do is spend ages washing and cleansing and toning and moisturising...even though I wish I wanted to. But I'll be honest with myself, it simply isn't gonna' happen. So, I've come up with my own routine that is simply the quickest and easiest I've found...and it's so good for your skin.


Thursday, 4 September 2014

August Favourites

So I've got a mixture of favourites, some beauty things and some random things. It's crazy how fast the year has gone, but I'm so excited for Autumn and Winter...huge blankets, sweatshirts, hot chocolates, the lot. But anyway, it's early days yet, so here's what I've been loving during August...


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Urban Decay Naked Basics - The Autumn Palette

I have a lot of love for this palette...and I mean a lot. I've had the Urban Decay Naked Basics for just under a month, and it's been my go-to eye shadow palette every day since I purchased it. Are you looking for a palette but maybe can't afford the excessive high prices of the other high-end palettes, like the Mac palettes and the bigger Naked palettes, but you want the same high quality? Look no further, your Autumn staple make-up product is here.


Monday, 1 September 2014

The College Survival Lip Balm That You Need To Get

So it's that time in the year that every (well, not every) student hates...the return to school and college. The days that feel like months (the complete opposite to Summer), and all you want to be doing is well, anything but be in school. Most schools have a uniform and it's horrendous I know, and luckily I'm at sixth form where you can wear what you want. However, all you girls out there love your make-up I'm sure, but you don't want to carry huge make-up bags and you probably want something small and pocket-friendly that you can use to keep your lips soft and shiny even if you don't want to bring your entire make-up contents to school. My solution? This amazing product.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Beauty Bag - The Brook Edition

So I'm going to mix things up a bit here, and what better way than by introducing you to one my best friends and fellow beauty blogger, the wonderful Miss Brook Dellar. With a passion for all things beauty and fashion, this girl really knows her stuff. So, without further ado, Brook is going to give us a cheeky look into her everyday make-up bag...and you better get excited because boy, it's a good'un.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish, A Worthy Highlighter?

Now when it comes to Mac products, I'm always drawn to the powders. The blushers, the natural powders...and the highlighters. Before I purchased this product, I did some intense research...and I mean intense. Mac isn't the cheapest, so I wanted to make sure I'd make good use of what I brought.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tanya Burr Inspired Cookies

So I tried to make the Tanya Burr cookies the other week, and they were so large they fell apart in my hands...oops. So today, I tried again. And in true Maia style, I kinda' drifted away from the recipe and ended up doing my own thing. The surprise? They taste great! This is my recipe for gooey melt-in-the-mouth double chocolate cookies...inspired by Tanya Burr.


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

How to be an Interior Designer

So this post is a bit different from the usual beauty/fashion that I normally go on and on's a little DIY inspiration for all of you who want to make something cute, creative...and quickly!


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Mini Lush Haul? Check.

Now I've worked out that there are two types of Lush shoppers: the ones that always pop in to get the odd bath bomb every time (or most times, at least) they walk by, and then there's the people that hardly go in, but when they do they end up going overboard and buying a just-about-justifiable amount at once. As for myself? I'm probably the latter (uh-oh), but I had to restrict myself when I was mooching in Southampton last week, because I had a £10 note to work with, and I'm pretty pleased with what I chose.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Current Favourites

So I accidentally missed the July Favourites deadline (oops), as it is now well into August. But I've managed to gather a couple more favourites that I'm loving through August too, and I'm calling this my 'Current Favourites' (yes, I'm so clever).


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hey Sugar Apple


Yes, I'm still here! This past week or so has been a bit of a crazy one as I've come back from my holiday and started my new job...I basically have been trying to get organised, but now I'm sorted and ready to do some hardcore bloggin'!


Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Body Shop Summer Edit

Now I love a good spend, as you may have gathered by now, and this purchase has probably been my favourite of the entire Summer (so far...). So, I bet you're wondering why? Let me explain...


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My Facial Fix - Soap and Glory

Now I discovered the world of Soap and Glory not too long ago...I'd say my birthday in February when my Mum got me the 'Bright Here, Bright Now' energy boost balm (far right, and as you could guess I'm still obsessed). I don't know what got me hooked on this brand, but I would guess that it was a combination of the pretty packaging and the fab formulas - and now my bathtub has Soap and Glory products piled up in each corner!


Friday, 18 July 2014

Sun-Kissed Summer Skin

Now, I'm happy to admit I'm pale, very very very pale, so pale that most people actually say to me "Wow! You are so pale! Why are you so pale?". And, as much as I'm cool with it during those Autumn and Winter months, I start to feel like I would like a touch of tan to make me look, well, healthier during those warmer seasons.


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Quick Summer Round-up

So I recently got a new job (finally!) and I decided to celebrate by going for a little spend. And, I'm going away next weekend so I wanted to pick up a few bits for that too - so I'm killing two birds with one stone, right?


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Oat So Delicious

I have an excuse for why it's been so long since my last post: College coursework deadlines. I had some Media and Art to catch up on so I've been putting all my attention on that before my blog (which is not what I'd choose to do but...)


Sunday, 22 June 2014

June Favourites

So this post is going to try to be more of a picture post rather than a text post for a change...and I don't know if it's too early to post a June Favourites post but I'll go for it anyway!

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