Xtava Curling Wand Review and giveaway!

Xtava Curling Wand Review and giveaway!

So I was recently sent the Xtava Curling Wand to try for free and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I also have a little giveaway so stay tuned until the end. I personally love curly hair. It’s always the same isn’t it..If you have straight hair you want curly hair and if you have curly you want straight hair.

My hair has always been bit in the middle. It doesn’t dry completely straight, It has a very unflattering fizziness about it. So whatever I do, I have to do something to it else I just end up with a frizzy ball of hair on my head. I usually opt for a natural loose curl, I don’t ever go for the perfect curl, Purely because my hair is pretty short so it does me know favours what so ever.  So I was very excited to receive these to try because at first glance they seemed perfect for my hair type.  Continue reading “Xtava Curling Wand Review and giveaway!”

My New Project…

My New Project…

I realise I have been quiet on here recently, And it’s for good reasons! Trust me! So for a while now I’ve been working on a new project. CANDLES! It started out as just a thing to do, A thing to try out in my spare time, but it soon became an idea of mine to start selling them. So ‘MELIA MAY CANDLES’ was born. I’ve created an instagram, Facebook and Twitter..Will link below. I am working on the website and nearly finished so it will be launching very very soon so watch this space. Continue reading “My New Project…”

Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY

Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY

We’ve all been there. We’ve all struggled with taking good blog pictures. And it’s hard, These days, Not everyone can go out a buy a brand new £600 marble coffee table for a background, I know I can’t. Now a days blogging is a whole different ball game, Back in the day you could take your pictures in your mums front room on the flowery rug but the blogging world has changed and now it’s all about the perfect flatlays, White and marble backgrounds and the perfectly instagramable houses. Continue reading “Cheap Ways To Step Up Your Blog Picture Game| MELIA MAY”

First Youtube Video | MELIA MAY

First Youtube Video | MELIA MAY

Ahhh okay, So I’ve just uploaded my first youtube video! It’s not perfect, It’s a lil shakey but it’ll do! It’s a little ‘vlog’ from when we went to lanzarote last month. I’m still not sure how I feel about it as It is a little shakey which is annoying but my camera doesnt know the term ‘stable’.

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Lanzarote 2017

Lanzarote 2017

So If you’re not following me on instagram (melia_may) then you won’t know that I’ve been in lanzarote for the past week, To be honest it’s all I’ve posted about. We flew out last Saturday early morning so we still had time to dump all our suitcases and stuff in the villa and go straight down to the pool to sunbathe. To be honest that’s all I’ve done all week. Got to make the most of the sun! It was so good to get away and have a little break away from work and just things in general and now that I’m back I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things, Especially my blog. Through-out the week I’ve also been filming little bits and pieces and I am hoping to be putting up a youtube video of my trip this week sometime. I’ve always wanted to get into youtube but have always been too scared, The thought of putting your self out there like that is kinda scary but recently I’ve been thinking more and more about it and decided this was a good opportunity to give it ago. In other terms, I thought ‘screw it, Why the hell not!?’

Also, Whilst I was in Lanzarote I picked up a few beauty products which I will be posting about soon with a review of each. Lanzarote is known for its aloe vera products so I thought it would be rude not to pick up a few bits. So for now I’ll leave you with a few pictures of the trip..I will update you when the video goes live! If anyone has any tips and advice on youtube please post below, I’d love to hear some!

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Millie x

DIY Geo Table and Mirror | How To

DIY Geo Table and Mirror | How To

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I have been very busy this weekend. If you don’t know, I moved out a few months back so we are still adding stuff to our house to make it more like a home. It was feeling a little bare after we took all the christmas dec’s down  so I got stuck in this weekend and did bit of DIYing. When we first moved in we were very kindly gifted a matching table and mirror from my aunty, Which was painted in grey chalk paint. I did like them that way however It wasn’t exactly my style so I went to B&Q this weekend and picked up some metallic gold furniture paint. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do apart from the fact I wanted to create a pattern on the table. I masked of a sorta geo pattern, (To be completely honest there was no planning I just stuck It on here, there and everywhere) until I was satisfied with it. I then gave the paint a little stir and painted away. I gave it just one coat because I wanted it to have a sort of rustic finish which Is what this paint is meant to do. It was really easy to work with and It dried super quick. Before It was dry I pulled the masking tape of because If It drys it may chip when you pull it off. It’s a little rough round the edges but I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s made a normal table into something different and eye-catching. It’s surprising what a tin of £5 paint can do! I do have a little tip if you want to try this yourself, I’d go over the design with masking tape twice because when I only did one, It seeped though and didn’t create really sharp lines, But I wasn’t really going for that look anyway. The next thing I wanted to revamp was my mirror which is above the fire place. I has planned on painted the whole thing gold, however I got half way round the frame and had a light bulb moment. I marked a line with masking tape each side, Making sure each one was in like with the other and painted up to that line. I actually love how it came out. I was so chuffed with it. It’s just changed the whole look of the room. I liked the gold that much I even painted a long mirror which was also gifted to me by a friend. It got to the point where Danny said ‘Is there anything else you want to paint gold?’ What can I say, It’s fun painting stuff.

 

 

Millie x