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The Reading Habits Tag… |High Street Spy|

10 Aug

Hello beauties,

So the other day my lovely friend Erin from Serenity Books tagged me to do The Reading Habits Tag, and being a big book nut I was so excited to do a tag that wasn’t about make-up or fashion, as much as I love it, it’s nice for a change.


1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

I only tend to read in my bedroom, tucked up in bed at night.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I am a random piece of paper girl, or as bad as some people might think this is, I’m also a corner turner. I tend to stuff a post it note into my books, or whatever pieces of paper I have hanging around on my dressing table such as adverts from magazines.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?

I like to stop reading at a certain point or after an event has happened or end of chapter, I can’t just stop reading in the middle of a bit, or I might leave it too long and forget what has or is happening making it slightly confusing for me!

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

I tend to read before bed so no eating after brushing your teeth. ūüėČ

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading?

I don’t understand how people are able to multi-task at all let alone read or listen to music whilst reading. I’m big at imagining the story in my head whilst I’m reading and really getting into the book, so I’d find having other things going on way too distracting.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I currently have 3 books on the go, that I have started but I’m only a few chapters into all of them and yet to decide which one I want to focus on. I also have another one that is in my pile of books I need to read this summer.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

I can only really read at home, I get distracted way too easily and I can’t read on journeys due to the really bad travel sickness I get. Yucky.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I suck at reading out loud, so I am only ever reading in my head.

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I am guilty at skipping chunks of books that I find boring or unimportant such as like stories characters are writing within the novel, as I like to stick to the main story line.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I don’t understand how people can read a book without breaking the spine of them, all of my books have broken spines as well as scruffy corners, it shows love right? ūüėČ My friend Sarah has given me 2 books, and has told me that I am not to break the spines on pain of death. Wish me luck?

11. Do you write in your books?

No. It just doesn’t feel right to write in books, writing in them in English class was weird enough, I couldn’t imagine writing in books I actually liked.

12. What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading 3 books, but the most recent one I am reading is United We Spy by Ally Carter. This is the last novel in the Gallagher Girl series, which I actually started reading when I was 11 years old and was completely obsessed with it and the characters. I’m not so obsessed with it now, but feel like I need to finish off the series and also to find out what happens to the characters. I really recommend these novels if you like a light, and slightly girly read.

I tag Kavi and Lauren to have a go at this.

See you soon,

Maisie x


What’s in my Bag? |High Street Spy|

10 Jul

Hello lovelies,

At the moment ¬†I feel I have bloggers block, meaning I’m struggling to find ideas of things to write about. Excuses, excuses! I didn’t want to leave you with no post, so I thought I’d do a typical blog post and go for an old favourite, ‘what’s in my bag?’

The Bag…


I’ve had this bag for a few years now, and its one of the most practical bags I own so I’ve sort of rediscovered it. I especially love it zips up for more security, a big strap and also loads of pockets which I love as I always fill my bag with loads of rubbish, but don’t want them all knocking around at the bottom like some of my bags do. It’s from River Island, and they are my favourite shop for bags as they are all gorgeous at the moment!



This purse I’ve also had for ages, from New Look, I’m not so keen on it anymore and I need to pick up a new one, but it’s served me well and stores the very little money I have very snug inside. ūüėČ



I brought these sunglasses from Next last summer, and I live in them. The frames are a baby pink colour and the shape really suits my face shape well, they were also pretty cheap and look like the Ray Bans I want to buy one day.





If I’m going out for the day I don’t want to fill my bag with loads of make-up, so I chuck a lip balm (Carmex Classic), lipsticks (Maybelline- Electric Orange & Rimmel- Latino) and a compact powder with a mirror (Maybelline.)



I popped these into my bad when me and Liv went to go and see The Fault in our Stars, but it’s always good to have a pack of tissues in your bag for colds, hay-fever, or gum. Always be prepared ūüėČ

My Phone…


My phone is an i-Phone 4s, in white which I’ve had for a little while now, and I have to say I am pretty addicted to it. The case is pretty new from H&M for a few pounds, but I’ve always had a gold glitter case for every phone I’ve ever owned so of course I had to buy it when I saw it! The lock screen image is a picture of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and I’ve never changed it because like it too much, and makes my phone look really pretty but personal.

See you soon,

Maisie x

Spring Fever Tag… |High Street Spy|

21 Apr

Hello lovelies,

I am back, I have done 90% of my revision which gives me time to finish off this post which has been in my drafts for almost a month now!

spring fever tag

It’s starting to feel slightly spring like outside, which means it was perfect timing to get tagged to do the Spring Fever Tag by the lovely Blushing Beauty. Why not go and follow her? (After you’ve read this of course.)

1) What eye pallete will you use most this spring?

To be honest I don’t really have a lot of palletes, but a while back I won a Beauties Factory pallete which has some really nice browns and neutral matte colours within but also some really pretty pinks I’d love to try out this spring, then step out of my comfort zone.


2)What blusher in your collection is a Spring must? And what about lipstick too?

The blusher I will be using a lot more is the Bourjois cream blush in a light coral colour which I haven’t used in a while. I have a olive skin tone so I think corals really compliment my skin but don’t look really obvious and make more of a subtle blush. My lipstick pick is the Revlon lip butter in Candy Apple, which is a coral/ red colour which I think will look really fresh and bright for spring, what I love about the lip butters and you can build up the colour or leave it as a subtle glossy look.

3)What nail polish do you love to wear in Spring?

As soon as it gets a bit more summery I whip out the brighter colour, and pastels as well but I really want to try out these blue tone polishes: Seventeen Gel Colour, Maybelline Color Show, and Barry M Gelly polish.

4)What is on your Spring break agenda?

Going on holiday, sunbathing, long walks, photography, meeting friends  

Revising for my exams in the summer. Yay.

5)What trends are you looking forward too, fashion nail polish make up etc?

Corals are my favourite when it comes to make-up. I really want matte lips to go out of trend, because I really dislike that look! To read my top spring lipsticks click here.

6)What is your signature Spring scent?

At the moment I’m avoiding sprays because it sets off my hay fever sniffling. Great.

7)Do you have a Spring skincare regime?

I’m trying to moisturise as much as I can, every morning I do a full body moisturisation to get my skin nice and soft for prom.

8)What is Spring like where you live?

At the moment the sun is shining, but the weather report has shown me that it will be back to English weather in not too long.

9)Florals, got to have them or make them stop?

Got to have them, but they aren’t very original are they?

10)Favourite activity to do in the Spring?

Going for a stroll up to the park with my camera, sitting on my favourite bench, watching the world go by and watching the pretty view.

Hope you all had a great Easter, I tag you all to do this but I would really like the Lauren’s to do this if you haven’t already!

Maisie x

The TMI Tag…

20 Feb

Hello lovelies,

I’ve been waiting to do this tag for a while now and when my main gal Kavi, from Kavichick2000, tagged me to do the TMI tag, I felt the urge to do a back flip for joy. (Course I didn’t do that. But sometimes I wish I could.) Her blog is perfect, and she’s my best blogging chum so go check out her blog if you haven’t had a look before.

Shocked Kitten

Source: We Heart It

1.¬†What are you wearing? Underwear, a lamb onesie and some pink fluffy socks, because I’ve just got in from a day of modelling ballet for my friend Lauren’s art project at the park. It was bloomn’ freezing today and wet, so I needed to warm up and get out my leotard.

2. Ever been in love? Yes.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup? No.

4.¬†How tall are you?¬†I am a very small 5″3 and a bit.

5.¬†How much do you weigh?¬†I don’t know. I haven’t weighed myself in years and I don’t want to.

6. Any tattoos? Nope

7. Any piercings? My ears are pierced in the usual place and one piercing in the cartilage in my right ear.

8. OTP? Erm when I was really obsessed with Glee it was Britanna or Blam.

9. Favourite show? Home & Away

10. Favourite bands? One Direction is my love of my life, McFly or now McBusted,  5SOS.

11. Something you miss? Not having to worry about exams, I miss having no worries and being able to just play all day.

12.¬†Favourite song?¬†Mr Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra. The song I want to play when I’m cruising on an open road, sun beaming down in the USA, sunglasses on, open top car. It’s my weird dream. I also love an Avril Lavigne song now and again.

13.¬†What is your beauty obsession?¬†Lipsticks, I just can’t get enough

14. Zodiac sign? Capricorn

15.¬†Hidden Talent?¬†I’m pretty pro at accents, I can do most regional accents of America.

16.¬†Favourite Quote?¬†‘To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.’ -Oscar Wilde and also ‘You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.’

17. Favourite actor? LEONARDO DICAPRIO

18. Favourite colour? Pink.

19. Loud music or soft? Being the boring ballet dancer I am, it has to be soft.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad? To my bedroom.

21. How long does it take you to shower? 15 minutes if I wash my hair, and 5 if not.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? A school day takes an hour, normal days I go super slow so about 2 hours.

23.¬†Ever been in a physical fight?¬†Never, I’m a scardy cat.

24. Favourite food? Crackers, Mac and cheese, and pizza.

25. Favourite Book? The Fault in Our Stars, Between shades of Grey, Looking for Alaska.

26. The reason you started Blogging? I read an article about blogging in Shout magazine when I was 13.

27. Fears? Failure, confrontation, height, and the backs of legs. (Long story)

28. Last thing that made you cry? Watching Wicked the Musical

29. Last time you said you loved someone? Right now

30.¬†Meaning behind your Blog Name?¬†If I’m honest, I do not have a clue! Just a random name that came into Maisie’s 13 year old mind.

31. Last book you read? Abundance of Katherines by John Green

32. The book you’re currently reading? Then he ate my boy entrancers by Louise Rennison

33. Last show you watched? If this means show on stage it was Wicked.

34. Last person you talked to? My mum and dad

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? My friends, Lauren and Lauren.

36. Favourite place to be? Cornwall, on beach or in the water.

37. Place you want to visit? America or Australia

38. Last place you were? Kitchen

39. Do you have a crush? Hmm.

40. Last time you kissed someone? I kissed my mum this morning ahaha

41.¬†Last time you were insulted?¬†My mum, when I said to my brother I’m as hot as Megan Fox and she laughed her head off. Rude.

42.¬†Favourite flavour of sweet?¬†I don’t like or eat sweets.

43. What instruments do you play? Nothing

44. Favourite piece of jewellery? My Rotary watch I got for my 16th

45. Last sport you played? If dance counts then today.

46.¬†Last song you sang?¬†Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray. (I’m a musical fan)

47.¬†Favourite chat up line?¬†You’re not too shabby…

48. Have you ever used it? No. I made it up just now.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone? Today with Lauren and Lauren.

50.¬†Who should answer these questions next?¬†Whoever is reading this. But the Laurens’ and Katie, if you are reading this.

Hope you enjoyed this post. At the moment I am up to my neck in deadlines and revision so it’s super hard to blog, I am so sorry that I can’t do my usual posts, but hopefully I’ll have more time soon.

Maisie x

How Much Is My Face Worth?

22 Dec

Hello beauties,

Yes, Kavi is tagging me again! (When I told you I was going to bombard you with posts I was not lying!) I had never been tagged before with this post but when Kavi wrote her post I was really excited to do this as I had a sneaky feeling I would be tagged to do it, so thank you my lovely.

how much is my face worth edit

It took me a long time to do this because I have a lot of ‘everyday make-up’ as I never really wear the same everyday, it just depends on how I feel and how tired I am that morning, so what I’ve included in this is the make-up I wear in the day time and 90% of the time and not occasional make-up. I sat on my bedroom floor, emptying out my make-up bag ¬†(Ted Baker) and writing down all the products I had in there, then I whipped out the laptop and did a bit of product research. So most of the products are completely price accurate, but a lot of things I could not find, probably because they no longer stock that product or it is not a well known brand, but I priced these products at what I could imagine I would pay or what I thought they were worth.

Just some of the products in my make-up bag.

Just some of the products in my make-up bag.


Models Own Travel Brush Kit~ £10

17 Bronzer Brush~ £5

Clinique Blusher Brush~ £18


Beauties Factories Palette~ £10

No.7 Eyeshadow~ £10

Fearne Eyeshadow ~ £10

Rimmel Quad~ £6.99

Maybelline False Lash Effect Mascara~£7.99

Rimmel Lycra Scandal Eyes Mascara~ £6.99

Miss Sporty Liquid Eyeliner x2~ £2.79

Collection Tip Eyeliner~ £2.99

No.7 Pencil Eyeliner~£6.50

Emite Eyelash Curlers~£20


MeMe Cheek Tint~ About £5

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation~ £6.99

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer~£5.49

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer~ £4.19

Bourjois Blusher Pot~ £7.99

Rimmel Natural Bronzer~£5.99

Simple Moisturizer~ £3.99


Benefit Coralista Lipsgloss~ £14.50

Baby Lips x2~ £2.99

Clinique Chubby Stick~ £17

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick~ £6.49

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick~ £7.19

L’Oreal Lipstick~ ¬£7.99

Grand Total= £211.64

(And that is the reason I never have any money right there…)

Okay, so when I saw that total appear on the calculator on my phone I was slightly flabbergasted, that was not what I expected as none of my make-up I considered to be expensive, as it’s all stuff I pick up from Boots or Superdrug never spending more than ¬£10 at a time and also this is not all my make-up. Opps.

Anyway, if you want to combine a little bit of maths and make-up together, why not see how much your face is worth as I’d love to compare my ridiculous total to yours because I am tagging anyone who reads this to take part.

See you all soon,

Maisie x 

Liebster Award Tag…

18 Aug

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you’re all okay?

So this is quite an exciting post for me because I’ve been asked by one of¬†my lovely readers¬†Thrifting Couture¬†to take part in a tag post called the Liebster Award where you get nominated by another blogger where you have to:

*List 11 random facts about themselves

*Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you

*Nominate 11 more blogs to answer 11 questions I wrote for you


11 random facts about me:

1. I have a thing for Guinea-pigs, I just love them! I used to own 2 named Che-Che and Trigger

2. My camera is one of my pride and joys

3. I used to compete and do exams in Ballroom and Latin dance, it was my love for a very long time

4. I’ve had an operation and was the worst experience of my life I never want to relive

5. I used to have panic attacks, that actually started from my French lessons

6. I broke my arm by falling off a chair when I was colouring when I was 3, and it’s one of my first memories¬†(art is dangerous)

7. I stick my tongue out when I concentrate

8. I used to want to name my daughter Co-Co (weirdo)

9. I worship One Direction

10. My biggest fears¬†are humiliation in front of everyone, disappointing people, failing, spiders, and the backs of people’s legs

11. My favourite movies are Dirty Dancing, Step Up and 17 Again

11 questions nominated for me to answer:

1.  What is your favorite skincare line?

Simple, but I only really use moisturizer and cleanser.

2.  Would you rather get a tattoo or never be able wear makeup ever again?

Get a tattoo even though my dad would kill me! Make-up is my safety blanket, it would be hard for me to live without it!

3.  What has been your biggest fashion faux pas?

Does my hair count? If it does, it was trying to fight my natural hair with products and always wearing it up. It turns out the older I’ve got, the more I’ve learnt to love it and I do like it (most of the time), people are always saying they want my hair now I leave it.

4.  If you could only keep one pair of shoes in your closet, which pair would it be?

One of my pairs of Converse, I have a slight addiction so it might be hard to pick one, but it would probably be my navy pair as they go with mostly everything I own.

5.  What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

One Direction.

6.  What is your favorite kind of weather?

Sun. Sun. Sun. And hot, but not humid or it really messes with my hair! I love sitting in the sunshine, everything just seems better when the sun is shining.

7.  Do you have any major regrets? If so, what would you have done instead?

Not speaking to Chloe Moretz when I had the chance when I was on set of Kick Ass 2. At the time I was really scared and intimidated by her, and all I said was hi. If I could go back I would have talked to her as I realise now that she’s a really lovely girl. Hopefully I will be able to bump into her in a lunch hall again!

8.  Would you rather have the power to fly or the power to be invisible?

I’ve always thought being invisible would be pretty cool, and it would come in handy in French class. I like the idea of causing a little bit of trouble but not getting caught and going out looking terrible but it would be okay because no one would see you!

9.  Do you prefer your toilet paper to be soft, or tough?

Oh dear! This one made me laugh way too much and I really had to think about it! I’d go with soft. But I won’t go into details on this one!

10.  What is the oddest thing that you have ever seen someone else do in a car while you were driving past them?

Probably people singing, as I don’t really like to look in other cars when I’m in the car just in case you get that awkward eye contact thing, or you they think I’m a weirdo staring at them!

11.  What was your favorite childhood toy?

I used to love teddy bears, I had a bunk bed and all my teddies used to live on the top bunk and I must of had loads, I even had a register of them. Also when I was little I used to play cars, and play mobile with my brother, we used to play for hours and hours these games.

My Questions for some of my favourite blogs that follow/ like my¬†blog¬†(sorry if you’ve already done this):












1. Who inspires you?

2. What did you want to be when you were younger?

3. Do you have a celebrity look alike or are you compared to any celebrity?

4. What’s your favourite thing about blogging?

5. What is your favourite film?

6. What do you wish you could pull off?

7. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever¬†done?

8. If you could go back and relive something again, what  would it be?

9. What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever brought?

10. If you only could live with 1 beauty product, what would it be?

11. If you could have any skill or talent, what would it be?

Looking forward to seeing your answers!

Maisie xxx

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