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”
So yesterday something big happened. I finally reached 1000 followers on my blog. Not gunna lie, Had a little dance when I did. It may only seem like a small amount but to me it seems huge. I won’t go on about how when I started I didn’t think I would have anyone following me because You’ve probably heard it all from me before. So instead, To show my appreciation, I thought I’d hold a give away. This is my first giveaway I’ve ever done and It’s nothing special but unfortunately I’m not lucky enough to have stuff given to me specifically for this thing so I’ve brought each product myself. Kinda wanna keep them all because they are so nice but that would be mean. Heres what you could win!
Makeup Revolution Love The Revolution Palette. Have to say I wanted this one my self. That middle highlight looks gorgeoussssss!
TONY MOLY Pore Care I’m real Red Wine Sheet Mask . Perfect for a pamper night!
Gold Leaf Print Journal. I though this would be a perfect addition to this giveaway, everyone loves a journal and this one is beautiful. Perfect if you have a blog to jot down idea’s and notes
Black and Gold Chalk Board. I picked this because I though it would be ideal for any bloggers out there that like to write down there post idea’s so they are right in front of them. Or if you’re not a blogger, You could right your shopping list, Up to you 😉
To enter it’s fairly simple. I didn’t want to make this super complicated cus nothing annoys me more than when people take the mick and want you to like every social media page they could possibly have and then fly to the moon and back in order to enter.. So all you have to do for this is make sure you’re following my blog and just like this post. Simple. I’m going to be announcing the winner on Sunday 12th February with a blog post and I’ll also contact the winner privately. So what ya waiting for, Get entering!
Thanks so much to everyone that has followed so far, It really does mean so much to me!!!!!
right, So you might be wondering why I haven’t posted in the past couple of weeks, And I’m not gunna lie I completely lost my blog mojo. I just became stuck in a rut and I just couldn’t get out. I’ll start from the beginning because at the moment I’m just rambling at you.
Back in August sometime, I changed my blog to my own domain. I had an opportunity that I thought would improve my blog, Make it look better and just make it more of a thing to be proud of. Which It did for a while, I love it and the way it looked however, Since moving from wordpress to your own domain, It means you don’t get any of the benefits of using a wordpress site. For example, If you have a wordpress site, you can tag all the related tags and your post will show up in those tags which obviously means more people are seeing your content. On my domain site, I could no longer do this. Which means I couldn’t speak to any of you, I couldn’t get any feedback on my site, It just didn’t really do much. A big part having a blog is connecting with new people and finding out other people’s opinions on things, With my new one I couldn’t do this. Don’t get me wrong, Blogs arent just about views and followers, I mean I feel very lucky to even have as many as I do, There are 700 of you lot now which in this day and age probably doesn’t seem alot, But to me it’s incredible. So to go from a blog that had lots of interaction to nothing was terrible. I just didn’t want to post, It didnt feel right. So I decided to change it back to my wordpress one. I don’t need no fancy blog, At the end of the day it’s here from me to post what I feel like posting, Not to look pretty. I mean yeah it’s a bonus but does it really mean anything? Only problem is, I’ve lost all of my content I have been posting over the past couple of months. I am going to try to get it back and post my favourites if I can but atleast I can get back to enjoying my blog and thats the main thing. So excited to get back into it properly.
I’ve been feeling quite under the weather recently. (hence why i havnt posted in a week! I have flu at the moment I’m surrounded by a sea of tissues and I can’t really hear much either. It’s say to say I needed a pick me up. What’s better at cheering you up than a trip to boots? So that’s exactly what I did! I originally went to pick up the new Loreal Pure Clay Masks but ended up getting a little more…..
I didn’t really need another Matte lip product. I have waayyy to many, but most of them are nude colours. I picked up this colour called Orange Shot from the Maybeline stand and I thought it looked like the perfect summer colour. Not that we are having much of a summer at the moment but oh well. can’t wait to try this.
You can pick it up here
I also picked up this Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner to match the Matte Liquid Lipstick as i don’t have a red lipliner and I have tried a nude colour from this range before and it was super creamy and you could also just use it all over the lip and it lasts ages.
You can pick it up here
Recently I smashed my beloved Urban Decay beach bronzer which I was so gutted about, I decided I’d pick this one up because I didn’t have a back up. It’s the Bourjois Chocolate bronzer. I have tried this one before and really liked it so I thought I’d get it again, Plus this packaging is cuuuttee.
You can pick it up here
Next I went to the collection Stand and picked up my favourite eyeliner. I won’t waffle on too much about this as I literally go on about it all the time but its amazing! I don’t think I’d want to use any other liquid eyeliner. It’s super black, has good staying power and easy to use. OOO and cheap.
You can get it here
Now onto the most exciting new items for Loreal. The pure clay masks. I saw the advert on these during the week and I was looking for a new mask so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I had intended picking up all three as they have a charcoal one too but my local boots had sold out! So I settled for these two. The purity one and the Glow one. I seriously cannot wait to try these, I might actually try them tonight and try and make myself look and feel more alive.
You can get it here
The last thing I picked up was from Superdrug. Again I went to boots to see if they had the boreal charcoal mask but they didn’t have any either but I did find this from the Revolution Stand. I have a cream contour kit but never a powder one with various different shades in. I think that I’d get the most use out the banana shade and all the two middle colours on the bottom row. But we shall see….
You can get it here
Lets hope I can get rid of this flu ASAP, Trust me to get flu in the middle of summer!
The trend of the year has to be the matte lip. Everyones loving’ it. Even though matte lips have always been a thing, It’s soon becoming one of 2016’s top trends. I believe Kylie Jenner has had a big impact on the trend although you can’t blame her,They do look gorgeous. So as my preferred lip option is usually a liquid lipstick i thought today I would talk about my top 4 picks. (just a head’s up, They are all the same colour, But hey who cares!)
Ahh, the balm. Creators of funky packaging and also great makeup. I love these! They apply so nicely, The smell kinda minty and they don’t budge! They are slightly more drying than other liquid lipsticks I’ve tried and you can definitely feel them which some people might not like but they make my lips look so smooth and super matte so I can deal with that. Not to mention the packaging, A* Again goes to The Balms Packaging. You can get it here for £13.50.
A classic! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme. This liquid lipstick does exactly what is says on the tin. It’s soft, It’s matte and It’s creamy. Everything you look for in a Liquid lipstick. It’s dries matte pretty much instantly so great if you in a rush and can’t be arsed to wait for it to dry, Pretty much me everyday of the week. And now its easier to get your hands on it! It available in boots and luckily its in my local one! But if you’re not as lucky, You can get it here for £5.50.
Next up is the newly released Jouer Long Wear Liquid Lipstick Mermaid Edition. A super Creamy, comfortable and darn right gorgeous Liquid Lipstick. This Limited edition one is a matte metallic although you can get your standard mattes from Jouer aswell. This liquid lipstick is super long wearing, I could probably eat a full roast dinner and it would still be clinging on to my lips perfectly. It’s really comfortable to wear aswell so I could wear it all day and not get irritated by the feel of it. It comes in at £14 from here so not the cheapest of the bunch but definitely worth it!
Last but by no means least is the one that’s slightly different from the others, Revlons Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour. It’s a slightly different formal to the others. It applies like a lip gloss. It’s shiny and wet and it does take a while to dry, But I actually like it. It’s moisturising and creamy so you’re not left with super dry lips that have shrivelled into prunes by the end of the day. Not too expensive either from here for £8.99.
Long live the liquid lipstick trend!
I’ve having abit of a hair crisis at the moment. We’ve fallen out and not on talking terms because it just won’t listen to me. I want it to do one thing, It wants to do another. Whilst browsing the isles of Tesco the other day for some tea, I noticed this newish range from Tresemme, It’s the Perfectly Undone Range. When It comes to hair, I don’t like it all sleek and shiny. I usually opt for a ‘bed head’ look. Sometimes on purpose, Sometimes…Not. So I picked this up along with a curry for tea, of course! this product has really helped me and my hair see eye to eye. I’ve tried my salt sprays and various products that claim to give you ‘effortlessly beautiful beach waves’ But it never really works. One of them being the very expensive bumble and bumble Salt spray which was Meh, okay, But not amazing. Don’t get me wrong I used it all up, It was £24, Of course I was going to, But I didn’t repurchase. This is a fraction of the price and I think its amazing! I scrunched the mousse like consistency into my damp hair and left to dry and It left my hair looking, well, Perfectly Undone. Least it’s done what it says unlike most products! What I like most is it gives it so much texture! My hair normally gives up on life after washing and becomes floppy and lifeless so you can’t do anything with it, It refuses. But this seems to add texture and a little hold also. However, I do think if you over did it, You could possibly end up with crispy hair, So use it sparingly. Less is more, After all. I did this on saturday and It’s still going pretty well and still has so much texture. I think I need to go and pick up the rest of the range aswell now! You can pick it up here for around £3.95 at sale price so if you want to check it out, Do it before they go up to £5.78!