Thursday, 23 December 2010

Elimis Lovin...

Hello lovelies I have been really overwhelmed with the revision and work I have to do due to my tests in January therefore no going out but staying at home looking at books and questions and calculations! However that does not stop me from getting what I need lol and one great place to go is QVC. I know its very tempting to go mad and buy everything especially the TSV "Today's Special Value" and your hooked but I have to say I do have some control I don't really buy something unless I need it but Elemis is such an expensive and luxurious brand I would be stupid not to get it.

I Was also tempted by the Elemis Melting Cleanser Gel, new and exclusive to QVC before the Elemis salons get it, plus it removes makeup so I'm hoping to love this as much as I love my Alpha-H Triple action cleanser.

On to the goodies!

Pro collagen marine cream, Skin Nourishing body lotion, Melting cleanser gel, Exotic Frangipani Monoi Bath and shower cream, Frangipani Monoi moisture melt.and a medium silver bag to put it all in!


I have been having problems with my skin I suffer from blackheads and the occasional breakout at that time of the month I feel like I have a combination sort of skin but more on the direr side since the only place that gets oily is my nose and the sides of my nose on my cheek area. 

I want to try these in the near future after I finish all the products I am currently using and I will what happens I Will be posting a blog post about my current skin care and what I will be changing.

I am excited about trying the Melting cleanser gel mainly because I want to see if it beats my top favourite makeup remover Alpha-H Triple action cleanser it doesn't foam or dry out my face I don't breakout like I used to when I was using the Kiehl's Yerba Mate Tea facial wash which really stripped my skin.

Have you guys tried any Elemis products?

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sugaring Hair removal

Hey Lovelies!

I recently repurchased a product that I use over and over again it can be home made but for £1 its really helps me and it's 100% natural YAY!

I actually bought it from a Grocer in edgeware road that's where you will normally find it you may find it in some asian shops too but they are more fond of threading than sugaring. Most women if not all in the middle east use this method of hair removal and young girls are trained to be all beauty efficient and learn to sugar every part of their body, they rarely or never use a razor.

What I love about it:

Other than being all natural, I love that i can use as much as I want or as little to use on every part of my body whether it is a leg or an upper lip or even the sides of the face.

You won't get burned with this like waxing and this actually works best at room temperature so is perfect and wont irritate.

If it gets too warm and doesn't snatch anymore you can just pull it away fast and sharp and it will gather.

One piece goes a long way and you can keep re-using it until it gets full of hair,

Removes dry skin as well as hair and you can see it your skin becomes more radiant!

If you ever get your self stuck in a rut and your sugaring an awkward position like underarms then you can just pop in the shower and wash it off with warm water and start over this is not possible with waxing since the wax needs to be removed with oil.

They come double sealed so they dont leak everywhere
How it works:

The way to remove the hair is to get a sample of it on your hand and warm it up in your palm once it becomes flexible you can start applying it on your skin and smooth down in direction of hair growth then with a fast and sharp pull just like waxing remove the piece of sugar and start over.

oooh caramel!
I really love using this and my grandma usually makes it for me. I need to learn how to make it from her incase I run out one day and have an emergency wedding or something!

Has anyone tried sugaring before?

Friday, 17 December 2010

A polished love!

GUESS What I found!

I have been searching high and low for a good dupe of Chanel particuliere and I know peopla will say oh well you can get it off ebay but even though I wanted it that badly I wasnt prepared to beg for it and pay P&P for it.

I thought to my self why hasn't a single british drugstore cosmetics brand made a colour similar like OPI and other american brands why haven't these companies been clever and actually made a popular colour.

I was thinking this until 2 days ago when I poped into superdrug for a little browsing and I saw a new makeup stand that looked all nice and colourful and the banner read "Accesorize" I had heard some where before that they were coming out with a makeup line. I looked at the nail section and there infront of me was that famous colour appropiately called "Truffle"
In real life it has a brown tint to it just like the Chanel one 

The texture is very thin so you need 2 to 3 coats to get a good colour on but I dont mind because that means I can layer thin coats and keep it for longer without getting imprints

Here is a link for a swatch of Chanel particulier so you can see just how similar it is

Cost: £5
If your taupe mad like me then go out and get yours!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

A lipsmacking haul!

Yes as the title suggets its all about lips I hauled a few goodies that have become my loves !

Bare Minerals is really one of the top makeup brands for me I don't feel guilty using them I have developed a worry about what I put on my face and often feel like I should be looking to use the more natural based products or products without parabens.

So trying out their lipglosses was a must for me both my sister and I love them and they smell like toffee, they have some stickyness to them but its bot overly sticky to the extent where you get that string effect.

Here they are in flash

 2 Bare Minerals Lipglosses and a lovely lipliner from MAC

CupCake and FruitCocktail
CupCake and FruitCocktail

swatches with flash C and F

 Since my lips are so pigmented the pink one "fruit cocktail" looks really deep and bright on me and the other more peachy one"cupcake" looks like my lips but better wuth a little tint of colour, on lighter lips the colours are more true 

 The glosses have a little stick to them but no stringing effect and the shine lasts about 3 to 4  hours, I feel like they smell similar to mac with a littl vanilla toffee scent but its not over powering, What makes me happy is that they are 100% natural and are not damaging to the skin.

MAC Lipliner in REDD "bright orange based red or a true red"
The next thing I picked up was a MAC lipliner I wanted to wear a red lip to a girly gathering and I wanted to have that 50's look but I felt like its would be a waste to buy a whole lipstick since I rarely wear it.

Have you guys tried any of these products before?

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

wishlist: High Fashion faves and Chanel dreams

I was browsing today for a new purse since mine is bulging due to the amount of cards and stuff I carry around and somehow I always seem to have lots and lots of pennies but lately I have been taking the time to look for the change when I pay for something and not care if I'm hogging the Que :)

So I came across these desirable items from Miu Miu and to be honest I may not actually buy anything from there which doesn't break my heart but I like to dream and inspire my style with the big players in fashion so I chose these on my wishlist....

The following product I have wanted for a while and I think the time to get it will come soon lol since I have played with it a few times at selfridges I like the consistency and how it looks not to orange and not to muddy.

Whats on your wishlist?

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The scent of love

Hey everyone hope you all are having fun on the snow and not sleeping on trains! Poor people who had to do that I feel so bad for them I nearly slipped and fell my self so I guess It hits us all.

On with today's lovely product I decided to give this a little ramble I love it so much and I wanted it for ages and finally got it for my birthday in July and to be honest I was shocked as anything to get it because its so expensive but it was a gift so no guilt there lol. I am talking about Chanel Chance a beautiful light fragrance that expresses luxury and indulgence in a spray I love that feeling of an expensive perfume the depth of the flavours the different levels and notes that only a high end perfume can have forget about these horrible celeb smells a good well done perfume is the way to go.
Chanel xxxxxx
Now I'm not suggesting by any means that you go and splurge on perfumes but don't get caught into buying lots of cheap ones that can smell really synthetic and "air freshneshnerish"

This is not the original Chanel chance this the Au tendre pink one it smells like flowers but not roses and I really dislike rose it had some fruitiness's to it but not an overpowering sweetness like miss Dior Cherie which i thought I liked but didn't really its wearable and I always spray it on after a shower and makes me all warm and fresh at the same time

Have you guys tried any Chanel perfumes?

Monday, 29 November 2010

style inspiration and copycat

Tis the season to be glamourous and since the holiday season is round the corner and girls will be hosting parties and there will be familty gatherings I decided to look at a few inspirational outfits for the trend of sequins I absolutly love them! I feel like they can really make you look perfect and effortlessly glamorous!

Any who else would I choose other than Kim K for my style inspiration, earlier this year she wore this beautiful Navy Blue sequin dress by Camila and Marc Roma at the beach bunny event.


So here are few of my picks I actually went to westfeild today and saw these and they look lovely!

I know they all black but to be honest its the most flattering way to wear these this amount of sequins without looking like a disco ball but its all really easy to wear them if its black.

How are you guys wearing sequins this season?


Sunday, 28 November 2010

oh baby its haulin haulin!

hey peeps I feel very sad that that some bloggers have stopped or are taking breaks from their usual blogging, and with all do respect they have the right to do that even I had my little dry spells but I guess I feel sad because I get used to their posts and coming home after a long and annoying day they seem like the perfect thing to read, even better than Grazia or Vogue or any fashion or beauty mag lets hope they regain that excitement that started them off and keep those horrid trolls away I love you bloggers you know who you are!

As some of you may know I loved my L'oreal mascara the Volume Million Lashes one, however mine dried out and I decided to get the new version "Volume Million Lashes Extra Black" and I love it just as much as the first one I don't know why but it gives them a lovely curl and great volume some people may not like it and some do, I happen to dislike the bristle brushes and I prefer the plastic comb brushes instead and this one is perfect.

I also got these beautiful wedge boots from Aldo my love! they were on sale I feel like they are my cheat to high fashion they were £80 and I got them for £44 !

 Aah lovely!
I also got this lovely hand cream I love this in the cold winter its the Ojon Tawaka Hand cream and   is such good quality it really does wonders for my hair and skin  it leaves a nice non greasy feel to the skin I have mentioned Ojon a number of times and I always come back to it :)
Velvet finish I love! and very moisturising

I happend to pop into my favourite store ever Primark and please spare the comments about that store I love it its affordable (cheap) is the wrong word and the quality of the clothes has improved a lot people never know im wearing anything from there because they assume that its going to be rags .

for some reason the photo won't rotate so please ignore that :)
again sorry about the angle
 The white one is very warm especially on these horribly cold days! the other thinner one is good for days when I get too hot in my coat. I have to say these clothes last me longer Zara clothes I actually haven't bought anything from Zara since 2005 and it was my coat which has sooo many stitches in it you wouldn't believe! but I love the cut of the coat so much I always wear it I  also spent £140 on it so I'm not any hurry to replace it.
What have guys got recently?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Favourite Conditioning treatments

I haven't been blogging for a while due to lots and lots of work! but I have been very good to my hair these past months so I decided to post a few of the home remedies I do and some of the products I use if I feel little lazy but make my hair feel amazing!

Hair Routine:

I have pretty normal hair and that means I get greasy or oily at around the 3rd day I have perfect hair for 2 days and the 3rd day its flat and is starting to need a wash I used to be silly and wash my hair by lathering and mixing all my hair together and making sure all parts of my hair are covered in shampoo but I stopped it suddenly came to me that I remember reading an article way when I was little that you shouldn't mix your hair like that instead you should lather the scalp and then leave it for a few minutes and then when rinsing all the shampoo will clean your hair enough and not too much especially since the lower parts of the hair get dry quickly and mine do very much.

After doing this for a while I realised my hair is less frizzy and keeps its shine better but my sister has very oily hair and it doesn't seem to work for her to understand your hairs behaviour before doing any of the following:

Olive Oil

So the first is not new to anyone and I'm not at all suggesting that this is exclusive but I do use it on my hair I leave it in and wash it out or sometimes sleep in it and wash it the next day morning if I'm going out or the following evening if its a weekend to get extra goodness into my hair. Although sometimes I feel like its too expensive to use especially since we use it a lot in my house  so I will only do it every now and then.


Other natural products I use and one i really love the effect of is rinsing my hair with some vinegar I heard it adds shine so I tried it and it really does I can't figure out why but I think the acids remove any gunk you would have in your hair but since its natural it doesn't strip your hair of its natural oils I like to use white Vinegar not the dark brown one but to be honest the smell is sooo strong I rarely do it but I may try and get into it again.

Ojon Hair restorative treatment
I would show my one but it looks really mashed up this is a little more glamorous lol

I have to say I love this product it works just as good as olive oil but better I feel like since its thicker it does a better job it comes in a bowl hard and you scoop it out with the little comb, you melt into your palms and run it through your hair I had actually spent 2 days with this in my hair I was at home did not have any were to go so I took the chance and the results were fab my hair was so lovely and shiny. This roughly costs around £39.

 I also Occasionally like to spray my hair with the Ojon Revitalising mist

Deep conditioner 

I love the Lee Stafford poker straight conditioner it makes my hair so soft i can't stop touching it its amazing and if I don't use it my hair just isn't the same I have coloured hair and I don't really use heat on my hair other than a hair dryer and the rare styling but I was looking for a deep conditioner and got this and so far soooooo good I will definitely repurchase this!

A new wonder: Akin leaving conditioner a new product on its way as we speak I my mum told me about this and i saw it in a few magazines and I'm keen to try it my mum had a few akin products from the beauty bash at QVC so we shall see !

Friday, 19 November 2010

EOTD and OOTD Eid Outfit

HAppy eid to everyone who celebrates it I had a good day and I went to visit my gran since we all go there and so do my uncles and aunties we got a little pass the parcle for the little ones which made them less bored lol as they clamied to me :).

I went to the frist prayer because I had to go out and I couldn't go to the others I made it just in time at 8 am phew! I didn't go with any makeup for 2 reasons I was going to the mosque = lots of men dont wanna be too distracting lol and I didnt really have any time, but I tool my trusty shades to hide the puffnyness in my eyes lol I felt quite free to be wearing not an inch of makeup and I didn't really care at that moment what people might have thought of my face whether I looked tired pale or whatever because I was going for one reason and that was to pray :) anyhoo lets get on with the pics!

Dress and headband : H&M
Pearl Necklace and Scarf: Primark
Jewelery: Dubai Gift

Hope you guys enjoyed that!