Sunday, 18 May 2014

A Happier & Healthier Life...

Hello Lovelies,

Today i thought i would take a bit of a different approach on what i'm used to, and have a bit of a chat with you about creating a healthier and happier life for yourself; starting with diet. Now by no means am i an expert, or have any professional advice to give, all i have is that of my own. Recently i have stumbled across a lot of vegan blogs during my procrastination, and it has opened my eyes to say the least.

 I was lucky enough to be born into a family of vegetarians, and open minded animal lovers, so i guess this isn't a very difficult thing for me to talk about. I did however become a pescatarian (eating fish, but no other meat) very young, because i am a very fussy eater, and it was impossible to find enough food i like. In those 17 years i have had endless people try to persuade to eat meat because it 'tastes amazing' or because it's 'easier' and i was tempted a few times, but i am so glad i did not. I am now fully vegetarian, and am slowly making the change to veganism.

 I am definitely not a super healthy eater, and i have no weight difference just because i don't eat meat, but i just want to open your eyes to how easy it is to cut meat from your diet, and how much better you will feel because of it. Also, you'd be saving millions of animals being viciously slaughtered and horrifically treated in the process - fab right???

 As i said, i am no expert, but i wanted to share a few other blogs/posts about WHY you should consider veganism/vegetarianism:
-reasons to benefit you!!
-a bit more information..
-some farms are humane and love their animals????

Are you even aware of half the things you're eating?

 And do you have a conscience?

I know i haven't given you many reasons to switch your diet but please, if you take 5 minutes to take a look at THIS POST, i find it so difficult to put it into words, but the information is right there for you, so please just inform yourself, and make a change. 

 Hopefully if you are still reading you have learnt something a bit new? I love animals, and i know so many others do too, but if you truly want to do whats right and help the world make such a positive change; make the decision to not eat meat. 

 You are one person, one person doesn't make a difference. But if everyone is one person who believes they can make a difference, then, collectively you are a voice, and a change. 

Mauricia xoxo

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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Concert Outfit + Make Up | Fashion & Beauty

Hello Lovelies,

 If you follow my instagram or twitter you will know that on tuesday i was lucky enough to get to see one of my faves, Miley Cyrus at the O2 in London!! It was honestly one of the best nights of my life, Miley's voice sounded incredible, and it was just so much fun! My friend and I were quite close to the stage, and got the full party experience, with balloons, $ notes and confetti all over us! So, i thought today i would share my outfit for the evening, and also the make up i wore. I probably went a bit over the top, but i just can't resist an opportunity to dress up.

Steal My Style:
-Topshop Choker
-Miss Selfridge High Neck Crop Top
-Boohoo Netted Crop Top
-Accessorize Belt
-Topshop High Waisted Shorts
-Vintage Fishnet Tights
-Doc Martens (Not Pictured)

Make Up I'm Wearing:
-Maybelline 'Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser'
-Maybelline 'Dream Pure' BB Cream (Medium)
-Rimmel 'Match Perfection' Foundation (Natural Beige)
-Collection 'Lasting Perfection' Concealer (Warm Medium)
-Rimmel 'Stay Matte' Powder (Classic Beige)
-Bourjois 'Maxi Delight' Bronzer (Olive/Tanned Skin)
-Maybelline Blush (Soft Plum)
-Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil (Black/Brown)
-Urban Decay 'Eyeshadow Primer Potion' 
-17 'Wild Metallic Eyes' (Wild Silver)
-Urban Decay Eyeshadow 'Creep,' 'Gunmetal' and 'Virgin'
-Sleek Eyeshadow 'Nubuck' and 'Noir'
-Rimmel 'Scandaleyes' Waterproof Eyeliner (Black)

 I was so impressed with how my make up stayed on, even after the sweaty-ness of standing in a very crowded space for many hours, my eyeshadow did not crease, and my face was still on! It may have been better without my netted crop top on at moments, due to the heat in a crowd, however, it did save me from freezing my booty off at the train station. I also paired my outfit with a small white satchel - which i will do a detailed look at possibly next week. 

 Concert Standing Tips:
-Comfortable Shoes
-Small Bag
-Make-Up Primer (too avoid it all coming off)
-Hair Up in a ponytail or bun (or plaits)
-Minimal Jewellery

  I hope this may be of some help to you if you are off to a concert, or even better off to see Miley Cyrus for Bangerz Tour!!  I honestly couldn't have asked for a better evening, and i'm glad i can share some of my pre-concert preparations with you. 

Thank you so much for reading :)

Mauricia xoxo
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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Tanya Burr Lips & Nails REVIEW | Beauty

Hello Lovelies,

 As you may or may or not know, a few months ago one of my all time favourite youtubers Tanya Burr  launched her brand new collection of lipglosses and nail polishes! I was very excited to say the least... Tanya is so lovely, and i adore watching her videos. I'm not going to lie, it took me quite a while to get my hands on them, as i did not want to pay to get glass bottles posted to me (which i'm sure would have been fine!!) So to my delight, her products were launched in Superdrug stores soon after - including the one local to me!! Naturally i went out pretty much the next day and picked me up some goodies.

 There is a wide range of lipglosses and nail polishes to suit everyone; with 12 lipglosses and 10 nail polishes. I wish i could have gone out and bought them all :( I originally was going to get 1 nail polish, but i ended up get a bit excited and got 3 nail polishes and a lip gloss. It probably was a bit naughty of me, as i have too many nail polishes and i've never really liked lipgloss.... but i have no regrets, i have been loving them all!!

 I bought the nail polish shades: 'Peaches & Cream', 'Penguin Chic' and 'Little Duck'; along with the lipgloss in 'Vampire Kiss.'

 As i mentioned, i already own a lot of nail polishes, but i could definitely justify buying these, as they are such original shades. I think i may have been converted from Barry M nail polishes. I have worn 'peaches & cream' and 'little duck' so far; and have been very impressed. Firstly, i love the packaging, it has been kept very minimal, which gives it an expensive look, there is also Tanya's signature heart on the top, which adds a little something; however, i am slightly confused why some have printed hearts and some have a heart sticker. One of the winning factors for me is that they stay on for a VERY long time, with very minimal chipping, and the colours are just so pretty. You can easily get away with one coat of 'little duck', though i would recommend 2 for 'peaches & cream' as it is a nude shade. The only thing i would watch out for is 'little duck' did stain my nails, which is a bit of a bummer, but it did go after a few days. Overall, i very highly rate these nail polishes and can't wait to get my hands on more, and with the fair price of £5.99 each, you can't go too wrong. I have had so many compliments whilst wearing them, and i definitely feel ready for summer!

L-R: 'Peaches & Cream' 'Penguin Chic' 'Little Duck'
'Peaches & Cream' ... Rings: Accessorize

'Little Duck' ... Rings: Accessorize
 I rarely wear lipglosses, so it is quite difficult for me to tell you a comparison to others. I decided to go for the shade 'Vampire Kiss' as it is one of the more 'out there' colours, as the other lipglosses are more neutral. Also i thought, if i am going to buy lipglosses i can't be afraid to pick the more 'in your face' colours. I thought i'd start by saying that Tanya looked ABSOLUTELY stunning whilst wearing this shade (at the brits i believe?) and that also persuaded me to buy it. The actual product stays on for a really long time without permanently staining your lips, also the smell is super duper yummy!! It smells like strawberry goodness. They are priced at £6.99 which i think is fab for such a good lip product, where you don't even need any lipstick underneath, due to the amazing pigmentation.

Wearing MAC 'Expensive Pink' and 'Brown Down' on my eyes

 You can buy all these products at Superdrug or Feel Unique; if you are hesitating about buying any of them, i would definitely say go for it! I love Tanya Burr, and I think you should all support her by buying her products :)

 Sorry i haven't been brilliant at updating recently; it is very difficult to juggle blogging, work, college and exam prep, so things may be a bit oddly timed throughout the next month or so. I do have a lot of ideas and really exciting projects coming up after that soon, which i cannot wait to share with you all!!

Thanks for reading!
Don't forget to let me know in the comments if you enjoyed my first review, and if you want to see more in the future!

Mauricia xoxo
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