Tuesday, 27 December 2011

L'occitan Shea Butter in "Apricote flower"

I love anything with shea butter in it out of everything I use on my elephant dry skin it seems to be the only thing strong enough to keep my skin hydrated for a few days per application. I also once read that applying artifila creams and lotions can make your skin even more dry than it is so I was happy to see that a few months ago QVC decided to have little TSV on their Apricot Flower Shea Butter collection :)

I have always read the shea butter is the way to go for soft smoth and moisturies skin, I tried many creams and "body butters" but they never seemed to have a lasting effect on where I put it on my body.

And I have to say I really think I will be repurchasing their products but only in a multiple piece set like I got from QVC

The star of the show is the %95 Shea butter tin that is probably the only thing that will keep my knees looking normal is this! I have been putting it on day and night but in the last few weeks I haven't been using it because I have been going through LAZY skin care phase and I am yearning to use it to revive my knees especially since I fell and skid on my knee last month :(.

I also adore the Shea butter shower gel its amazing smell and feel is luxury at home, this is the only product along with the hand cream that doesn't smell of apricot flower.Although I wish the shower gel did smell like apricot though I really love it when the whole range smells the same and not just the lotion or the body butter.

The best way to describe the apricot flower smell is that it smells like apricot sweets would smell like fresh and sweet!

Has anyone else tried any of the apricot flower range from L'Occitane ?

P.S heres a few pics of the scones I made :)

Monday, 26 December 2011

Lusting over.........raqm 2

Ok so for my second edition of lusting over (raqm) is number in arabic lol thought id add it hehe...

Anyway yes, so for number 2 it had to be 2 gorgeous pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes I went for a more understated look I personally think the red soles will always have the starring role, over crowding them with glitter and what not would just end up being too much these caught my eye the simplicity makes them more attractive you could wear both pairs anywhere..

P.S for those who CAN buy them here are the links Shoe1 Shoe 2

What have you guys been lusting over did anyone get anything new from Boxing day sales?

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Nail of the Day NOTD

Hi dolls!
 Lol I never say that ha! but I kinda like it very kim k hehe..
Anyway along with the post I have been really leaning towards summer shades lately I don't know why I guess it makes me feel less bothered about the cold and lightens my mood a bit I also lost this nail polish a few months ago and could not find it at all so I decided to wear it a few days ago and took photo for you guys!

Leighton Denny in "Just Perfect" 
What do you guys think? pretty isn't it just really brightens up my day :)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Lusting over.........

I have been lusting over these luxurious items and anyone who knows me will definitely agree that these would be on my little wishlist for presents and yes I know they are crazy expensive but a girl can dream  and writing about them sought of satisfies me in a way :)

1) Chanel of course how cannot I not include it I love the brand the make-up the clothes, bags and everything! it oozes glamour sophistication and class.
2) A recent discovery of what I like Charlotte Olympia makes amazing shoes I love the front platform that almost looks detached.
3) I am a fan of all Christian Dior I used to own Pure poison and I never really got anything else after that, and today was given a small sample of this perfume my grandmother and boy does it smell good! IT DEFINES AUTUMN WINTER! I don't know what the scents are but they create a warm wintery feel and make me feel all nice and cosy :)

What are you guys lusting over?? LET me know!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Nail of the Day NOTD

Hey guys I wore this cute Autumn Winter look on my nails last week and I thought it was a really touch to my outfit since all the darker clothes start rolling out at this time of year.

The base colour is a deep teal shade called "Electric Teal" that I got a few months back with Easy Living Magazine I decided to pair it with a nice glitter gold nail polish from MAC called "Originality" I just love it! The perfect Bronze/gold colour for this season

what colour have you been trying this season?

Monday, 7 November 2011


I love browsing on the Accessorize? website I don't think they will ever fail to go out of business their products are amazing at the moment these are my current faves :)

what do you guys really like from Accessorize?

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Good things Skin care

As some of you may know I really dislike foamy cleansers and have for many years but did not know exactly why I hated them so much, OK so I knew that they were drying the heck out of my face but I just thought it was normal and that's what a "clean face" should feel like.


In the past 3 years I have been hooked on Alpha-H skincare, it was great, worked for my skin, hydrated me and best of all they made cleansers that did not FOAM. I did a mini haul/review of some of their products the link for that is here.

However as much as I loved them I was reaching a point where I needed something cheaper since I stopped working as the uni work load increased.

So when my Alpha-H cleanser finished I went to Boots to see if they had anything that was similar to my non foaming cleanser ( I have dry/normal skin) and as I browsed I saw "Good Things".

This is what they are basically about:

They also say that they are free from parabens and all the other nasty stuff :)

So I bought the creamy cleanser and the exfoliator, and both smell amazing, they are packed with ingredients like "blueberries,goji berries", lots of other things which you can see on their website .

What do I think?

Three months on so far so good I do not use the exfoliator as much because I have been incorporating a muslin cloth in the cleansing part but when I feel my skin needs a little work when haven't been wearing make up I use it.

They cost around £4.99 which is defiantly a good price to me and I will be purchasing them again.

Have you guys tried "Good things" yet?

Let me know how you guys got on 

Monday, 17 October 2011

OOTD Autumn/Fall

I am really loving Autumn especially since it hasn't been too cold and rather hot the weather has been perfect!

So since I really liked my outfit I decided to take photos and show you guys I hope you enjoy!

Look how wide it is!

H&M poncho, Burberry Bag, Next shoes, Gant Sunglasses, Scarf: Gift

What you guys been wearing for Autumn?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Kim Kardashian wearing traditional Arab clothes

I really love Kim Kardashian, mainly because I "like" to think we look alike and I just love what she wears and what she wears tends to suit me since we have similar bodies, skin tone etc.

So when I saw photos of Kim wearing a head scarf, face veil and abaya I was so excited ! I dont wear the face veil but I do cover my hair and I found it really sweet to see her wear it. Especially how she made it look cool and not a freakish thing like the media portrays it and I really did not like it when Dailymail.co.uk added the words "Please don't!" to the thumbnail as if she was doing something bizarre!

Some people may say she is just trying really hard to fit in and make investors and corporate people happy or whatever, but still I thought it was nice and it suited her KUDOS! KIM

Here are some photos if you didn't see them :)

All photos copyright to Splash 

What did you guys think of  Kim wearing the traditional arab clothes?

Monday, 10 October 2011

Guerlain Terra Inca

This is a well overdue post about my new love....Guerlain Terracotta Inca a beautiful "sheeny" bronzing powder that can be used on face and body.
Its a powder with an extraordinary texture (it feels like cream) and applies like a dream!
I have been using it everyday since I got it which was in Ramadan(august) time, I do feel it will last along time since it is rather big.

It gives a sheen to whatever it touches I can't describe the colour its not brown or orange or golden, but more of a nude/brown/pink with a gold center in the middle, it last a long time even when I scratch my cheek.

The packaging is nice too, a wooden case that fixes together with a magnet that is a nice feature but can be sometimes annoying. I do like that it looks rather grand and doesn't look grubby like the shiny compacts.
This is my first Guerlain product that I have ever bought and I'm not sure what I think of their products I guess when my powders and foundations run out I can venture into their brand even more but until then I am happy with this glamorous bronzer.

I recommend every girl who wants to treat her self to this beautiful product you will not be disappointed :)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Luxury eyes.....

I just cannot get enough of Chanel! Their luxury pieces that cost a aloooot are pretty, classic and timeless!

Who doesn't want a Chanel bag? Unfortunately they are mere dreams to many of us but that doesn't stop us indulging in their beautiful eyeshadow quads right?
I was actually surprised about this quad I had played with many of my cousins quads before, because I never really used to lug over my makeup with me because I had developed my favorites from her collection since we used to share makeup and nearly every time I went I would do her makeup.

As I was saying the previous quads I used were not that pigmented, not that finely milled and not that buttery.I was excited to see this new addition "Quadra eye shadow 14 Mystic eyes" and was taken away! I took it out and placed my ring finger in one of the colours and I was in eyeshadow dreams! This is what a Chanel eyeshadow should feel like :)

Pigmentation: CHECK!
Finely milled: OH YES!
Creasing level: EXTREMELY LOW!

When I get a chance to buy this quad I most certainly will I am waiting to finish up a few quads to make space for this baby, but I may have to wait longer since I may need to buy the Vitalumier powder which needs a whole other post too!

I really hope I get to buy one soon because they really are beautiful!

Has anyone else tried any Chanel quads yet?