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!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

walk around selfridges

Hey everyone long time no blog been very busy and didn't find the time to blog about this, I recently went to selfridges I initially went it to try on and test the Bobbi brown concealer and corrector I was persistent on not buying it then and there since I really had to see if it was good and worth it and since I have been budgeting makeup purchases I had to be sure if I liked it so..

The lovely makeup artist approached me as they do, and I assumed I would be the shade peach on corrector like most people but I wasn't it looked too ashy and that is one thing I really didn't want ASHYNESS to me it looks worse than concealer and you are seriously defeating the purpose so I was patient and let the makeup artist work her magic on me she kept showing me what she was doing and if I liked it she also wrote down everything she used on a facechart which was really helpful.

What she did:

She started off with the Hydrating eye cream to use under corrector and concealer I already use one Alpha-h age delay its like a creamy moose, but I really liked this one since it had a primer, be aware that this is ONLY FOR DAYTIME so do not use it in the night.

Next using a creamy concealer brush (in between a 216 and 239) she applied the corrector in Medium to Dark Bisque all over the dark area and blended with her ring finger

Then she applied the concealer in Warm beige using same method as before then to finish off she set it with the pale yellow powder that comes with the concealer.

Must have corrector!

The I was happy with the look of my under eyes but I didn't trust the lighting there so I told her I would think about it and see if I liked it, she didn't pressure me into buying which was good.

I came home and my mum thought I had a facial which was really funny to me since I have never had one, but her compliment was what gave me my first acceptance of this concealer.

Pale yellow powder

A little info on what I wanted and what my problem was:

Problem: I have dark circles that slightly go in so can make me look very tired and normal concealer sometimes just doesn't cut it especially if I don't drink the amount of water I should. My current concealer (By Terry) which was OK did not really last and tended to dry at the end of the day

Result: I was pleased to find that from 6 to 12 my concealer was intact, it stayed the same and it did not budge. What is more astonishing was that the powder that is used in conjunction with the concealer wasn't drying at all so no obvious cracking :)

 Key notes:
What you must realise is that you will not have a complete perfect texture under the eyes since there are folds and the skin is very thin but the creases in this concealer disappear with very gentle patting with my ring finger .

To achieve the perfect concealer under the eyes especially with cream ones you must insure you pat well and blend it well for it to conceal and last along time.

Final thoughts:

I am in love with this concealer it lasts ages and you don't end up looking tired after a long day, in terms of price I got the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit for £23, the Bobbi Brown Corrector for £16 and the Hydrating eye cream formulated for under concealer for £27   I do think it is worth the price and a little goes along way with these products I hope to use them for a year or so.
The pale yellow powder is not actually yellow its very sheer but is very good in setting and does not dry out the area.

I would not advise you use the puff pad since you might pack on too much powder and the makeup artist didn't use it anyway rather she used a large fluffy brush and shaked off the excess.

So after that I went for a little browsing and saw that they had a little event going on for Lancome and Artistic director for Lancome Aaron de mey was there to launch his makeup box collection for Christmas. He claimed them to be his key products that he swears by and its was signed by him too.
 Aaron, the model and Alex (glamour beauty editor)
I wasn't too surprised by his collection of you ask me it wasn't anything to special it seemed like he just picked the best sellers and classics and put them in a box (I know harsh) but being so fussy about makeup I would have expected to see something more creative not something you can find you self by browsing.
 Despite women going mad asking where they can get it 
I didn't really see anything special do you?

What annoyed me was that beauty editor Alex steinherr was acting like she had never seen anything like it and the Christmas collection was like a new found range this is why I like bloggers they actually know what they are talking about and not just try and make it sell.

Have any of you tried Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer? what do you guys think about Lancome products and the new Christmas collection?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Autumn Talk

OK so Autumn is a little blah for me I prefer winter because you know what your getting if its cold, with this season I get confused hot and cold at the same time rushing through the underground ugh! how I hate that at least with winter you know to wrap up and you will stay warm and not get all hot and bothered!

So anyway as I am going through the Autumn here's a few things that keep me going lol and get me excited about it :)

I love these facecharts from the MAC felines collection I didn't actually buy anything from the collection but I loved the looks I already own a few of these types of colours like BarryM (deep green No 14) and some nice blacks and browns love MAC's teddy eye kohl

Ive also been loving a this beautiful Faux fur Gilet from Dorothy Perkins its a good piece to have in the autumn is keeps you warm without getting too hot ( good ventilation) lol 

I also want to get this gorgeous bag not everyone can afford to splash on designer handbags but I think Next have got this bag just right its supposed to be a copy of the Mulbery Alexa the perfect Autumn bag to go with any outfit even to work :)

What have you guys been enjoying this Autumn ?