Thursday, November 24, 2011

MAC Lipstick Swatches - Review

Hey guys! This is going to be a really short post. So today I am going to share with you my most beloved MAC lipsticks (more to come of course). Well so far I have 6 colors because I tend to stick to certain shades like pinks, nudes, and reds. If you guys think that I am missing out on some colors then please do let me know. xoxo.

Forgot to add this too....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Moroccan Bath - Review

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Ok so last night I was talked through trying a Moroccan bath because apparently this is something a lot of my friends do routinely. I have never tried a Moroccan bath before and I am always skeptical on trying new things especially if it has something to do with skin because mine is super sensitive. So I finally tried it yesterday and I thought of making this informative post about my experience for those of you who hadn't or have never heard about it.

So basically a woman walks you to a steam room that has a bed where u can lay there. She washes your hair first and then starts rubbing a jelly cream that is especially made and bought from Morocco. It was an olive oil cream if I remember. Anyhow, forgot to mention that you need to use disposable underwear if your shy (like me) or you can just be topless and just cover your bottoms with an underwear. So she rubs the jelly all over your body and then leaves you in the steam room for about 15-20 minutes. Note if you are extremely claustrophobic then make sure you tell her so she won't leave u in there for so long cz it gets really foggy. But this process is an important one because the steam will soften your skin and that helps in the exfoliating process. After you lay there in the steam she then gets a very harsh and rough loofah and starts rubbing every part of your body really hard. It was painful but the kind of pain you can bare. Then, she asked me to look at my arm and all I could see was dead skin yukkk!! It was rubbing off and It was 24 years of dead skin lol. It is pretty gross at first when you watch your skin shed but then you get used to it. 

She then washes it all off and you get to dry up and leave. Now after washing up my skin was really soft! I could not stop playing with it literally. It felt like new baby skin. So shiny and glowy. I am glad I did this. 
Moroccan bath is something you should defiantly do before your wedding because your skin looks and feels flawless. this bath is good for both your mental and physical health! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bois 1920 - Review

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This is another, yes another, perfume review and I am totally loving it. Didn't I tell you guys I am a perfume addict? Anyways, I did not actually buy this I got it as a gift from a dear friend and apparently it is a member of a range of perfumes. This one is called ‘Notturno Fiorentino’. Guys I always promise to share with you the best and only the best and this is one of them. It smells like.... hmm how do I put it? Baby powder? its like a mixture of cupcake and baby powder but that's just my opinion lol. The REAL notes include bergamot, black pepper, jasmine, rose, blackcurrant, vanilla, white musk, cedar and tonka bean.

I think you can purchase it at Saks for AED700 if I'm not mistaken. But if this bottle ever runs out I will buy another. Let alone the bottle looks so cute and the packaging. It is said that every man who smells it will never forget the woman who wore it ahem ahem. So guys I urge you to take a bite out of this product I am sure most if not all of you would like it.

Gül Güzel Jewels - Review

Hey guys! I can't believe I haven't posted this yet or even mentioned it but I have a jewelry business. I started around 2 years ago and it's doing pretty well so I thought of sharing it. It's basically a combination of vintage Turkish/Middle eastern jewelry pieces. The main elements are raw authentic stones, gold plated metals, fresh water pearls, and silk. The jewelry pieces include necklaces, chokers, rings, earrings, bracelets, and pouches. The designs are really unique and the quality is superb. I am currently selling them at the Rouge Couture Boutique in Dubai and on Facebook under Gul Guzel Jewels.  Each design has a unique name and feature.
I attached some pics below, hope you guys like them (for prices and more details don't hesitate to contact me):     

 Crowned Collection

Turquoise Meydan

Queen's Wrist

Majestic Arch



There is so much more designs and collections but the prob is most of them are sold out so check it out on FB or let me know if you need to see more pics or what's available.

PS: These jewels are only available in Dubai but if you are abroad and interested then contact me and I might arrange a delivery.  


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Versace for H&M - News

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Ok so the day has finally come here in Dubai where Versace finally collaborated with H&M. Now that's why I love H&M because it's so versatile. I was shopping there the other day when I asked the guy behind the counter when is the date for this event and he said 17th of Nov (which is today) but he gave me a heart to heart tip. He said that if i wanted to lay my hands on the goodies I better queue up at 5am at the Dubai Mall or Emirates Mall. He also added that the store will open at 8am just on the first day (it usually opens at 10am). But seriously, 5am? I've got better things to do like umm.... sleep? He said A lot of women pile up from 5am waiting till 8 for the store to open lol. It reminds me of concerts and football games. I don't know how these women do it but to pile up at 5am on a Thursday wow I really salute you. I will probably visit the store sometimes soon in hope that not all the goodies are gone.

Below are some images of dresses that are being sold have a look:

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Elie Saab Le Parfum - Review

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I don't know if I've told you guys but I am a sucker for perfumes. Literally. I buy new perfumes every 2-3 weeks and I don't only stick to one fragrance. So my latest one is Elie Saab. I really really like this guys I mean Elie is so wonderful with his dresses that even his perfume is just so heavenly. I just love the orange notes. This perfume smells so good that I can't explain you gotta try it yourself. If you're considering a new perfume then take a bite out of this. xxx

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My #1 Mascara For Fall - Review

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Hey guys it's been a while since I posted anything. I was thinking about a product that I have embraced this season and I guess it's my mascara! I was out with my cousin yesterday and she actually thought I had falsies on! I was upset cz I had no falsies on!! but then I was like hmmm no hang on this is actually a compliment. She asked what mascara I was using and that she would buy it. It's the Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion! I actually swear by it.  I also believe that the way you apply the mascara and the number of quotes can make a major difference. How I use it is I use soft strokes all around my lashes strarting from the roots and slowly lifting them upwards. I will let them dry for a minute as I apply mascara to my other eye. Then I apply a second quote and wait for a minute and finally apply the 3rd quote! I make sure I go over every lash and this way really works for me and gives me a super dramatic look. I guess Max Factor False Lash Effect really did give me the false lash effect! It gives you both length and volume. Love it! If you have not tried it yet then take a bite out of this product asap xx

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce? - News


Ok before I panic or everyone else panics I have just came across this news online and just wanted to make sure its true. I don't really care if it ended for real or not but if it has then what a pity. It only lasted 72 days? Kim made this marriage sound like a fairy tale or a dream so what happened? As a lot of websites claim the problem behind this file was as Kim stated "irreconcilable differences". I honestly don't know who to feel sorry for? This news is just so confusing. There are rumours of Kris cheating but not sure about it yet. Well whether it’s true or not I wish luck for both of them.

Kim Kardashian says: "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best." (Quote:

To read more about this check the following links:

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Perfume of the month - Review

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Hey guysss... I have added a new perfume to my ever growing collection! Well I am quiet surprised with myself because I was never drawn to Escada's perfumes but let me tell you the story of this one. I was walking in City Center and went in Areej for perfume testing so out of curiousty I tried it on my wrist and said "NO" loudly lol. Then walked out and headed to the restaurants with my cousin for diner. While I was eating there was this lovely catchy scent every time I moved my hand so I noticed that it was the Escada I sprayed on my wrist and OMG it smells sooooo goood!! I couldn’t stop sniffing it lol my cousin told me I looked fishy and that I should stop. So I made her smell it to and she was stunned she liked it too. So I rushed back to the store without hesitating and before they close I grabbed my "Especially Escada" and head to the counter. I don't know why I said no the first second I sprayed it... Hmmm should have waited a while before judging. But honestly it smells so rosy and flowery. It is light but yet stings u with the smell. It is the type that once contacted with air it smells just so heavenly. I am doing the wrist sniff again right now lol. If you loved Miracle by Lancôme then you will adore this one. I should also add that the bottle looks soo cute! So ladies... Take a bite out of this product xx

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - Review

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Here it is! The most "talked about" foundation in town. I knew for a very long time that this foundation is favored by many celebs and make up gurus but me being me I only stick to certain foundations because my skin is sensitive and it tends to break out! I used MAC's studio fix fluid for years and because of the great coverage it gives. Recently I have been talking to a friend who has the same sensitive skin condition and fear I have of switching foundations and we both decided to give HD a go! My, my.... I don't remember ever falling in love this fast with a new foundation I just tried on. Usually if I switch I get disappointed and break out. But HD is my buddy lol. I have been using it for a week now and guess what? no break out what so ever. It gives me great coverage but here is the thing with HD and studio fix... They both have great coverage but HD is much lighter and the consistency is more watery than studio fix which I happen to like. Only after switching the foundation one of my friends asked me what foundation I am using and said that this one looks more natural and better on me (HD).. And the other one looked heavy and kinda darkish (studio fix). They said they can notice a huge difference. So yay me =D !! It makes your skin look flawless under light! Spot on for HD I get the coverage I need and still look natural and flawless and feel light. If you guys already use HD then congrats!! And if you don't then I suggest you get a color test and try it!! You will love it! So girls... Take a bite out of this product xx

Here is a test I made for you guys to compare foundations:

The top part is Studio Fix and the bottom is Make Up Forever HD with powder on top of both

As you can see I placed my hand under a strong light and both foundations give good coverage obviously but... The HD looks much softer, smoother, and flawless under the light don't you guys agree? The Studio Fix looks harsh and rough notice the edge near my knuckles? The surrounding of Studio Fix looks noticable however, the HD blends well with my skin.  
I am not saying I don't like Studio Fix on the contrary but I will be using HD for now =D

NYX Brow Pencil - Review

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I always use dark brown eye shadow to darken and define my eyebrows after applying foundation or just in general. It used to work well and it looks natural too. This technique was a routine until I came across the NYX brow pencil which made my eyebrows life easier!! I like the fact that it has a brush too and that the pencil is not your regular sharp edgy one but its so soft and so controllable. It is so easy to use and I think that a few strokes towards your brows is enough to build up the shade you want and cover the empty areas. I bought the black one and ever since I used it I just fell in love with how easy it is to use. It perfectly defines my eyebrows and the color is buildable and controllable. Try it out guys and take a bite out of this product.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Urban Decay Primer Potion - Review

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Ok so a lot of people are doing reviews about this product prolly like about a million but I was never really into it because I do not include eye primers in my foundation routine. But as they say, you never know unless you try. I always thought it was just similar to concealers and will help your eye shadow stick but it actually does more than just that. I bought the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the primer came along its not even that I was intended to buy it lol. So when I tried it and applied the eye shadow... Believe this or not it makes the color pop out and remain in place and stay for the longest time! Then I was thinking hmmm what took me so long to use it... Oh well I’m hard headed but I love love this product. If you already have it then HURRAY! But if you don't then go ahead and you will know what I am talking about. You can find this in Sephora or Faces. So go ahead lovelies take a bite out of this product.

Below are pics of a test I made dabbing eye shadow on my hand in which on one spot I just had the eye shadow (top) and on the other spot I used the primer under the eye shadow (bottom) you will be wow'ed!! Color pop!!

In the picture below I used a tissue paper and rubbed both spots really hard inorder to remove the eye shadow and you will be wow'ed again when you see that the eye shadow I used with the primer is still there!!! even after rubbing it so hard! Power of stay!! yay!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kim Kardashian In Dubai - News

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The beautiful Kimmy K was spotted in The United Arab Emirates a couple of days ago on a visit and to promote "Millions of Milkshakes" on their first international outlet. On Oct 14th Kim took The Dubai Mall by storm once she arrived as fans were anxiously waiting more than 6 hours ahead. "We want Kim" chanted the fans as Kim greeted them with "Marhaba". The biggest shopping mall in the world ran out of space as hundreds of fans rushed through. Kris Jenner and Kim both enjoyed their stay and were fascinated by how beautiful Dubai ladies where as they described them to be fashionable and stylish.

Kim said in her MBC interview that she would love to open her Dash store in different locations and especially in Dubai.

Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the event because of the crazy number of people and well... I was occupied celebrating my belated Bday =P ... I am sure I will meet Kim, well, someday!!

I will leave you with the pictures below and ohh forgot to say that Kim and her mom wore the traditional Abaya and Sheila and looked cute check it out below...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Eva Longoria In Dubai - News

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Today, Dubai presented Eva Longoria whom has attended the Bloomingdales Launch of "New York New York" at The Dubai Mall. Hundreds of excited fans have rushed to the scene to take pictures and autographs. She is said to be staying at the Armani Hotel and has had dinner with VIP selected fans.

Eva's remark on Dubai:  "It's my kind of weather," she said. "I have travelled everywhere except here. So it is always nice to meet people who admire my show, my fashion. It's going to be fun. I can't wait." (Gulf New)

So excited to have you Eva!!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Zero Makeup - Review

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Well, each of us have their idols and I am sure most of them are celebs! Whoever your idol is you try to be more like them whether it's the hair, style, makeup, or just in general. So I must say Kim K is one of my idols and recently I came across this website that post pics of celebs with no makeup.. you will be surprised lol. Every picture I came across I was like "hmm not bad.... OHMYGOD.... she's cute.....HOLY.....ewww.....NOO". Some of them really look nice with no makeup but others will make you wonder how much ton of makeup they must use to achieve that look. Well I will leave the rest to you... enjoy!!


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Beauty - Trend

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Fall is here and I know most of you are disappointed because when its Fall there is no sun!! Well I wouldn’t have to worry since I am in Dubai it is like almost sunny all year round but we should be expecting a change of weather soon. Well, well, well... it is time to switch from your shirts and it’s to your tights, sweaters, and coats cz it is getting colder in well most of the globe. I think the Fall fashion is pretty obvious but the question is what about the makeup trends? Well  if you ask me I am so happy because it is all about bold, dark, reddish plumy lips and big beautiful dark eyes. It is all about the dramatic look! Not to mention the nails as well which are dark and lovely.  Check out the Fall makeup trends and collections:

Guerlain (Image: sarahfili)

Givenchy (Image: sarahfili)

Clarins (Image: sarahfili)

Mac Glam Glass (Image: sarahfili)

YSL Jardin De Minuit (Image: sandiinthecity)

YSL Jardin De Minuit (Image: sandiinthecity)

YSL Jardin De Minuit (Image: sandiinthecity)

YSL Jardin De Minuit (Image: sandiinthecity)

NARS Fall 2011 (Image: artofcosmetics)