Monday, 17 October 2016

MY CURRENT BEAUTY WISHLIST


At the beginning of the month I put myself on a spending ban on all things unnecessary, mainly because I need to save money for Christmas. I made a list and everything; including luxury makeup, handbags and shoes - all a no-go. However, I lasted 18 days; I watched way too many beauty hauls and went into way too many beauty departments for my own good.
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Monday, 5 September 2016

THE "I WOKE UP 5 MINUTES AGO AND NOW I'M GETTING READY ON A TRAIN."


We've all been there - your eyes slowly drifting open to a blaring alarm (if you even remembered to set one), and for some reason you've slept through and now you're late for work/college/an important event.

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Monday, 20 June 2016

FAKE LASHES FOR THE ONES WHO HATE FAKE LASHES


So maybe I'm exaggerating slightly in the title, but what I'm trying to say is that I hate fake lashes that look...fake? You know what I mean. But these two pairs, well they're kinda' cute and natural and are great if your natural lashes are stumpy and you need a quick fix.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

GETTIN' THAT GLOW, KIM K STYLE


So I was watching a video by Freddy My Love, where she was raving about how the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter was a great dupe for the Benefit Watts Up Highlighter, so I thought I'd give it a go.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

QUICK & EASY SPRING PINK MAKE-UP


So work had me swamped for the last couple of weeks but now I'm back and presenting you a very very cute make-up combo to try. For me, Spring is the time to bring out every Pink-ish make-up product I own to create a pretty, summery look. But I'm also always in a rush, so I thought I'd combine the two?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

KYLIE LIP KIT: THE MARY JO K DUPE


I'll admit, I Keep Up With The Kardashians...regularly. I have them all on Snapchat, Instagram, and love relaxing at the end of the day with a KUWTK episode. Something about the Kardashian/Jenner clan is just so intriguing - maybe it's the fact that their lives are something of the complete opposite to mine (and the majority of people that, idk, exist), or that Kim Kardashian's bag collection probably equates to three times the amount most will earn in a lifetime. But, I digress. Kylie's Lip Kits are making their way round the beauty block, so when I found this almost-perfect dupe for Mary Jo K, I thought I should share.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

SPRING PICK: THE TOO FACED SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE BAR PALETTE



I love new make-up!! Especially make-up that smells like chocolate!! This is the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, and if you haven't heard of it well...there is no 'well', you will have definitely heard of this palette. Here is a blog post where I literally hype the s*** out of a product (and you'll know that me doing so is a frequent occurrence around these parts).

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Monday, 11 April 2016

HOW I COMBAT ANXIETY AND STRESS


All my life, I've been a notorious worrier. One of the phrases my parents and friends always used to (and still do) say to me is "You're overthinking it!" or "Stop worrying about it so much!". Now, if you're a worrier like me, you know that saying those things to a stress-head does not work. Over the years I've got better, but when I was younger (especially during middle school, are middle schools still a thing?) I would work myself up into such a state over the smallest thing - like an argument with a best friend or upcoming SATs - and I often gave myself the worst stomach migraines. Nowadays, I'm able to keep my stress relatively low, and I've managed to stop my anxious tendencies from preventing me from trying new things.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: RIMMEL LONDON SCULPTING PALETTE


So I was having a quick browse in Boots on my lunch break the other day, and I picked up one of Rimmel London's sculpting palettes. It was on an introductory offer and I've been tempted to pick one up a few times now but yesterday I finally swapped a £5 note for it.

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Monday, 4 April 2016

5 SPRING OUTFITS (FLATLAY-STYLE)


So I love grabbing some fashion inspiration as much as the next fashion/beauty blogger, but for me I have one issue when it comes to sharing my outfit ideas: I hate modelling. I'm awkward, I don't know what to do with any part of my body and I'm just generally not the most confident/comfortable girl when it comes to being in front of the camera. So these are my chosen outfits, flatlay style.


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Thursday, 31 March 2016

MARCH FAVOURITES 2016 ♡


Is it really the end of March already?! I can't believe it. I've been back blogging for about four months already! Today I've got a bunch of things I've been loving and using this month. There's a right old mixture here!

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

LIEBSTER AWARD!


So yesterday I was nominated by the lovely Emma from Emma Bought What to take part in the Liebster Award. As I'm a small blog, I was so surprised to have been chosen and I'm so grateful to be able to get involved - especially after reading everyone elses' answers and checking out their blogs!

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

REAL TECHNIQUES DEEP CLEANSING GEL, THE VERDICT


So we've all been there: our make-up brushes slowly getting more and more disgusting and unusable, the bristles separating with the amount of foundation you've built up on your brush over time, and you're still thinking "it's ok, I'll just wash them next weekend." It's very gross yet at the same time, we don't care because it's just such a mission. Well, consider this a possible solution? I've discovered the Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel and I think it might be your ticket to a faster-yet-effective brush-cleaning sesh.

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

THE ULTIMATE GOOEY CRÉME EGG BROWNIES


So it's the first day of Spring today, which officially means it's the Easter season for those who celebrate it. Chocolate everywhere, pounds being put on, you just can't worry about it right? This is a recipe (a drool-worthy one at that) that's perfect for Easter, and one to impress your family and friends...

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Friday, 18 March 2016

THE SPRING NAIL EDIT


Happy Friday! Now here in the UK I can't exactly say that it looks like Spring just yet (although my hayfever begs to differ); but today I thought I'd pretend, seeing as technically it's only two days until the start of Spring (where is the year going?) I'm going to be showing to my top 5 nail polishes that remind me of the warmer happier weather, flowers, and general Spring vibe.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

MY CURRENT HIGH-END EVERYDAY FACE


Do you ever get those days where you just feel like you want to treat your face to some luxury makeup? Like the majority of people, I have to save up hard if I want to buy that Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, so when I have my stash of luxury goodies (albeit my 'stash' is a little on the smaller side) and apply them, I just feel in more of a 'let's kick some ass' mood.

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Monday, 14 March 2016

DRUGSTORE HAUL: L'OREAL, MAKEUP REVOLUTION, SOAP & GLORY


Well hey! Today I'm giving you the low-down on some drugstore purchases I've made this month, including some old favourites (hello Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer), and some newbies (how have I never tried the Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara before?!)

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Sunday, 13 March 2016

MINI ROOM TOUR SPRING 2016!



Happy Sunday! Seeing as it's the day for staying in bed all day, I thought I'd do my first ever room tour! It's only a mini version, showing you an overview of what's in my room, because it's still not completely how I'd like it to be! 
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

URBAN DECAY X GWEN STEFANI: THE ULTIMATE CHEEK PALETTE?


Last month I got my hands on the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani cheek palette, and it's fair to say that I'm obsessed. There's a perfect shade for every occasion and every skintone.

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

STILA-ING THE LIMELIGHT.


Back when I was on holiday in Thailand around October last year I went in to my very first Sephora just outside of Bangkok...and needless to say, it was life-changing(ish). Not quite as life changing as feeding the tigers, but it definitely excited the inner crazy beauty-fanatic in me.

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

NEW IN: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS ILLUMINATOR


This product it definitely not 'new in' in terms of availability, but I got the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Riviera for my birthday last month, and decided I wanted to talk in a bit more detail about it and give you my first impression seeing as I love it so. damn. much.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

OFFICIALLY MAIACREED.COM

So I officially have my own domain, does that mean I'm a professional blogger now? Follow my blog with Bloglovin
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Sunday, 28 February 2016

ACNE PRONE SKIN? REACH FOR VICHY.


Right, let me just call out to everyone out there with acne-prone skin, I know there are loads of you. I've found three products that have dramatically transformed my skin and I have to share them.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

WHAT I GOT FOR MY BIRTHDAY 2016!


So I was extremely lucky on my birthday on Wednesday, (as I am every year), and I thought I'd show you a few of the beauty and bath bits I bagged this year, courtesy of my friends, family and myself!

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

ANASTASIA'S EVERYDAY EYEBROW?


So I feel like I have used this product enough now to be able to give you a serious low-down on how GOOD this product actually is. Like, you have to stop everything and buy it now. You heard it here first...(you probably didn't, but you know). But I'm not kidding, I got this product in November and have used it every day since, so let's get down to the nitty gritty.

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

I'M FINALLY BACK AND I'M NOT 'THE BEAUTY MESS'.


Photos taken from my Tumblr (not my own)


Do you remember me? Yeah I'm still here, and with a new name!! 2015 was THE most manic year I've ever had: I finished college, passed my driving test, went to Thailand and a few other holidays, went to my first festival, got a full time job (then lost it two weeks later...) and just been on a general "I've just finished college and I have no idea what I want to do with my life" up-and-down spiral.

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