Friday, 5 February 2016

New Specs + Other Updates

A collection of awkward photos of myself wearing my new specs. because why not.
Hello there internet, I'm alive! You may, or then again maybe you haven't, noticed that I've been a little absent from the blogging world for the last couple of weeks. That's mainly just because I've been busy working a lot and on my days off I've been catching up on sleep and trying to have some sort of social life.

I finally got new glasses you guys! I've been without my glasses for months now and if you've lost/broken your glasses and keep telling yourself that you'll "book the appointment soon", do it right now! My left eye has gotten significantly worse since my last opticians appointment, not good! I know new specs cost a lot of £££ but for your own health, get to it now girl

In the last year, my life has changed quite a lot and i'm so grateful for all of the amazing and wonderful things that have come my way, but it's not over yet! Firstly, i'm moving, again! I have finally decided to move down to the Reading area and I'm so super excited! This of course meant, that I sadly had to give my notice in at my current job. I've only been there for four short months but I've had a lot of fun and met some lovely people along the way! It'll be sad to leave them all but at the same time I'm excited to see what life throws my way career wise this year!

But you don't have a new job yetNo, I don't have a new job yet, but it's a risk I'm willing to take with the move! I did however, had an interview at the beginning of this week! Hurrah, go me right?! It's for something a little different to my previous lines of work but I'd be super stoked if I landed the position! I shall keep you informed, probably via twitter, so maybe take a look at my handle if you're curious!

I've been vlogging since the beginning of the year but with my current job it's been a little tough because I really mean it when I say that I work a lot. But I'm really going to try and vlog a whole lot more when I make the move, so make sure you subscribe to my channel to keep up to date with all of that and my babbling!

So tell me, what's new in your life so far this year? I hope 2016's treating you well and I hope you're achieving all of your goals and reaching towards all of your dreams! Big love to you all!

Friday, 22 January 2016

Quote of the Week | #63

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will"
Everyone has doubt in some form or another in their life. I spend a lot of time doubting myself. My decisions, my actions and sometimes even my thoughts. It's a hard habit to get out of, but this year I'm trying really hard not to let the doubt get the better of me. It's holding me back in so many ways and I'm not going to let it any longer.

I'm a pretty anxious person. Sorry for dropping the A bomb, but so many things in life make me incredibly anxious. I won't go into it too much, but what I will say is that feeling doubtful and anxious about so many things is stopping me from reaching my full potential. 

Right now, i'm in a pretty good place in my life. I have a sturdy job, a roof over my head, good people around me and a strong, happy and healthy relationship. But even though I have all of those things, it doesn't stop my brain from thinking up and going over 6528304 reasons why they're all going to somehow fall away from me. 

I'm always trying to spread positivity, both here on my little corner of the internet and in my life in general, so maybe it's time I started spreading it through myself as well! I really believe in this quote, doubt is holding so many people back from achieving all the things they want to accomplish today, tomorrow and in their whole lives.

Let today be the day that you stop doubting yourself and start believing in yourself! Try it out, whatever it may be, if it doesn't work out quite how you expected but it's something you really want, then try again. Failure is a stepping stone, not a finish line. 

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Tartan On Stripes | #OOTD

tartan on stripes, #ootd Love, Maisie blog
Hat - Peacocks | Scarf/Shawl - Primark | Jumper - Charity Shop | Bag - 21 Store | Jeans - Dorothy Perkins | Boots - Primark

On Thursday, it was my mumma's birthday(for the 273892 time, happy birthday mum!) so we decided to take a trip in to Cheltenham for the day! Of course, we started the day off with coffee before hitting the shops and oh my did we find some bargains! My favourite purchases of the day were the prints and stickers that I found in the sale section at Paperchase, which you'll have seen if you follow me on Instagram
tartan on stripes, #ootd Love, Maisie blog
Back to the outfit, this is probably my favourite outfit that I've worn in a while! You'll recognise this hat from old blog posts but pretty much everything else is making it's debut today. I snatched this mahoosive scarf/wrap/shawl up in Primark a couple of weeks ago for around £7 and I take it absolutely everywhere with me! It's so cosy and warm, I even take it to work with me and wrap it around myself like a blanket when I have my breaks! It's actually reversible and has a hounds tooth pattern on the other side. 

My mum actually picked up this jumper in a charity shop the other day but decided that it wasn't really her thing, so lucky me got to have second dibs, boom! Not that you can see it much in the photos because i'm clearly hanging on to my scarf for dear life, but it's striped in black and white and then has a large stripe of red at the hem which I just think is super duper cute, right?
tartan on stripes, #ootd Love, Maisie blog
My favourite part of this outfit is my new and beloved Primark, heeled, knee length boots, just look at them, can you blame me?! They cost me £22 which really, is a lot of money when it comes to Primark, but when I tried them on in store, they fit so perfectly and looked so *swish* that I had to have them! So with that, my new love was born! I've also worn them with skirts and tights which I think looks equally as cute! 

(AND MUM!)also got stopped by two journalist to have my photo taken for the street style sections in their magazine's, how cool is that! One of the magazine's comes out today with the Gloucestershire echo, so i'll share some photos on my social media, so make sure you're following me! 

So what do you think of this outfit, would you rock it? How would you style these boots? Let me know! 

Friday, 8 January 2016

Make Up Revolution | Vivid Baked Highlighter | Peach Lights

Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Peach Lights; Love, Maisie
Last year, oh my gosh how weird is it to say that, well; last month, I took part in the #VCSecretSanta! I was lucky enough to receive lots of lovely gifts from Sarah(ThingsSarahLoves). One of those gifts was this dreamy Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in the shade Peach Lights!

I've been using the Nude Shimmer from my Elizabeth Arden palette for my highlight on my cheek bones for months now and it's safe to say that I've well and truly hit pan and i'm in desperate need of a new highlighter, so Sarah saved the day really!

I've only recently started using Make up Revolution products, but i'm yet to be disappointed! This Peach Lights vivid highlighter is no exception! Peach Lights is a cool toned pinky/peach shaded highlighter with a silver/almost iridescent shimmer. It's actually totally perfect for my skin tone/the look that I like to go for.
Make Up Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter Peach Lights; Love, Maisie
I find that this product is really build-able and even one quick swirl on each cheek can be enough to add a subtle glow to my skin because this bad boy is pretty darn pigmented! It even works beautifully in the corners of your eyes or on the brow bone.

I'd definitely recommend this highlighter to those like myself with fairer or cooler toned skin. But hey, for £3, if it's not totally your kind of highlighter then I'm sure you could pass it on to a friend, right?! There are also two other shades available; Golden Lights and Pink Lights.

Have you tried out this Make Up Revolution highlighter? What did you think? Do you rate it as highly as I do? Let me know!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Fairy Dust | Lily-Flame | Candle Review

Love, Maisie blog. Fairy Dust candle review
I was really spoilt this Christmas, I received so many lovely gifts from everyone it's almost overwhelming! One of the gifts that I'm enjoying the most is this Fairy Dust Lily Flame candle from Jack. Yes, I love pretty much all of the "typical blogger cliche's", candle's probably being highest on the list.

Lily Flame was founded by Jo Nicholls who turned her passionate hobby of candle making in her kitchen, into a thriving nationwide business! These lovely candles are handmade in Somerset and Lily-Flame are supposedly the industry standard leaders who invented the "candle tin!"
I was so eager to light this little pot of joy that I forgot to photograph it before I lit it, oops! If you ask me and my awfully short bank of scent adjective's, to me, the Fairy Dust(£8.95) candle smells like a beautiful combination of freshly washed sheets and parma violets! 

On the Lily Flame website, the scent is described as difficult to describe but with it's fine fragrance it's powdery, warm, sparkly and magical! What a beaut of a description that is, right?! Apparently, this candle is their most popular and I can totally see why! I think this candle makes a perfect gift for anyone, as the scent isn't too sweet and it's so delicate and refreshing, yet it really does fill the room! My mum and my little brother even asked what i'd be burning in my room the other evening! 

I've had this candle lit a couple of evening's in a row now and it doesn't seem to have gone down much at all! Apparently, it should burn for 30-35 hours which is a pretty decent time for a candle that's on the smaller size! It's also recommended that you burn the candle for around 3 hours at a time. Also, how cute is the pink and silver watercolour packaging?! 

There are so many different and scrumy sounding scents over on the Lily Flame website including Bluebell Forest, Wild Jasmine, Mango Fandango and Lavender and Lime! They also create gorgeous looking glass jar candles, room sprays and diffusers! 

I'm super pleased with this little tin of magically scented goodness! Thank you very much Mr.Jack! Have you tried any of the Lily Flame candles? I certainly can't wait to get my hands on some more! 

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