Wednesday, 6 May 2015

April Through Instagram | @maisieejo

L-R: Vegan ice cream and fresh strawberries, erm, nom! | Representing my little bro, SummitSupply | I am very blessed to live here | We found butterflies | I found heaven | Then I was brought even better heaven at work | I drove the car and didn't kill anyone! | Shameless Sunday selfie | Fresh flowers always make the house feel best | I now want to learn how to do henna | Mumma and I celebrating 21 years of my existence | Mumma bear is beautiful isn't she?! | Celebratory hen weekend champagne | Beautiful view from our hotel in Estepona | Maybe slightly intoxicated | I love Estepona

I'm an avid user of Instagram, although most of my time spent on Instagram is stalking everyone else's gorgeous photo's! If you want to follow my account, please do! My username is @maisieejo, so come and say hello! I hope you all had a great April too? Let's hope that May kicks arse too! 

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Top 5 Under £5 | New Look Sale

I'm pretty sure New Look always have items in the sale and if you look hard enough you can find some absolute gems. I decided to put together my top 5 picks, currently available in their sale online that are all £5 or under! 

First up is this really simple, striped, bodycon, monochrome dress. This is pretty perfect for any time of the year but now that the weather has finally started to get a bit better, I think it would look great with some Chelsea boots(do I just pair everything with Chelsea boots? oops.) or gladiator sandals for a more summery look. A really versatile piece that I think could also be easily styled up for the evening.

Cute purse alert! I'm starting to really like anything fox related(especially fox print on shirts, it's just adorable) and this purse is no exception. I really don't need another purse because I legit have a whole draw full of the damn things. Although, I don't think any are quite as cute as this one.

Back onto the note of warmer weather, I practically live in loose fitted tops throughout the summer, simply because they're the only thing that I can manage to keep cool in whilst battling with the ridiculous Mediterranean temperatures. I love the kimono style sleeves on this tee, it makes a really simple piece look a little more dressy. Another item that will go with absolutely anything. Shorts, high wasited pants, a bodycon skirt, seriously, anything. The biggest bargain of them all, at just £4.

I think bib necklaces look so elegant! They're perfect for sprucing up a head to toe plain black or white outfit(although there's nothing wrong with dressing head to toe in black, represent!). I really love the deep shade of blue of the gem's, do you know what I mean when I say that it reminds me of mermaids? No? Okay. I find that necklace bibs are often incredibly over priced but for £5, you can't really go wrong.

Last but certainly not least is my favourite of the five items. By now I'm sure you're all aware that I'm a big lover of all things floral and all things monochrome, so I'm sure it's no surprise to see this T-shirt up there. I really love the contrast hem with the alternate colours, again, a pretty simple item but ever so pretty! Pair this with a pair of black or white jeans and black heels for the evening or a black skater skirt for a more casual, day time look. 

So what do you think of these items? Have you bagged yourself a bargain in any sales recently? Let me know! 

Monday, 4 May 2015

Quote of the Week | #56

"Do small things with great love"

I've always liked this little quote, it's honestly very important to me and I really do think that I try to live by it as much as possible. 

I recently stumbled across these illustrations on Facebook and I fell in love with them! Seriously, take a look they're adorable. I think it's easy to forget the smalls things in life that we can do for others(and ourselves) that can really make someone feel, well, loved. For example, I'm not a morning person, I really wish I was but I'm really not, but the other morning I woke up super duper early and made Nolan a coffee and we had breakfast together and it was just.. lovely. I just decided I wanted to do something kind to start the day off with a really positive energy. I find that silly little things like that really make me fell warm and mushy inside, ya feel?

I am a very passionate person, in the sense that when I really set my mind to something or just really want to do something, I'll put all of my time/effort in to it. I think this can be both a fantastic and sometimes a not so great trait to have, simply because, yes, it's fantastic to devote yourself to something, especially when you're doing something for somebody else, but, I honestly have no free time on my hands.. like, ever. I know I know, I can already here people groaning at their laptop screens, "oh you just wait until you have children," yada yada. Yes, I totally get that, but right now, i'm involving myself in so much, between work, my blog and other projects, I sort of forget to stop, you know what I mean? As much as everything I do is very rewarding, I also find myself getting so incredibly tired that I end up putting myself in a bad mood. 

This post seems to be taking a little bit of a turn and getting a bit rambly, so we'll just leave it at this for now. Have you done anything for someone today that made you both feel wonderful? Let me know below and remember, have a fantastic Monday! 

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Scally's Beauty Clinic Opening

Long time no blog! I've been so super busy but i'm really trying to make more time for blogging because I absolute love doing it! So here's to the first of many new posts!

On Wednesday, April 15th, straight after work, I headed over to Scally Torres' grand opening of her brand new Beauty Clinic! As you can see in the photos above, as soon as you walk in you feel an instant sense of calm and tranquility.. that and serious decor envy! How beautiful are the vinyl's and bright pink Buddhas?! 

Scally's beauty clinic offers a wide range of services ranging from 1:2;1 makeup lessons and manicures to waxing and facials! Unbelievably priced with a shellac manicure a mere £12.50  and pro HD brows at only £15!

For the grand opening, Scally and her team decorated the clinic to perfection, handed out goodie bags and provided all clients with complimentary bubbly and food(all delicious) and she even had a gigantic celebratory cake! Joining Scally at her clinic were the founders of The Little Beauty School from Birmingham, where Scally obtained her official qualifications. I got talking to the founders and they're two very lovely people who are really dedicated to what they do!

Scally Torres is a specialist beauty therapist and professional makeup artist at the mere age of 19! One pint sized gal that packs a lot of talent. Scally's brand new beauty clinic is located on the second floor of The Red House. 

Scally is now my eyebrow savior, she has totally transformed my brows and it only took her a mere 25 minutes! I highly recommend Scally for any brow work you're looking for(shaping, tinting etc) For appointments you can contact Scally on +350 54009051

I'd just like to say thank you to Scally and her team for inviting me to this very special event, I had a fantastic time and I wish her all the best on her new business venture! 

Have you been to any opening events recently? Tell me all about it below!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Quote of the Week | #55

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

I'm getting a bit nifty with my quotes now aren't I. I figured it was probably about time I started taking/making my own images for my quote's of the week. I don't want to be breaking any copyright rules now do I..! 

I chose this quote for a number of reasons. Firstly, "dream as if you'll live forever," if you remember back in January I wrote a post about following my dreams and step by step i'm actually doing some of them! 

I'm working on and planning a number of projects at the moment, one of them being a launch for my jewellery, you can check out the site so far right here. Other's i'm not ready to talk about just yet but don't worry, all in good time! I'm trying not to let little things hold me back from doing things that I want to do and achieving things that I want to achieve. 

"live as if you'll die today," because what's to say that you wont die today? Sorry to play the morbid card but it's true. I mean, I don't know what happens when we die(if I did i'd be making a lot more money than I do now) but what if you do have some time reflect back on your life before you "pass on"? All the things you didn't do, all the places you never visited? This brings me to another mini announcement and that is vlogging, weekly vlogging to be precise. I'll be uploading a weekly vlog once a week, every week for the remainder of the year, so make sure that you're subscribed to my YouTube channel so that you don't miss them! Think of it as a little challenge with myself to do something consistently, every single day(taking footage that is) and then share it with the world, because why not? I also think it'll make me more conscious to do more with my time and be more active! 

So if there's something out there that you've been wanting to do for a while now, maybe even something that only crossed your mind yesterday, get out there and do it! What's stopping you? I hope you have a wonderful day and that this post has left you somewhat inspired to go out into the world today and show 'um what you've got!