Saturday, May 19, 2012

Daily Moisturizer - Review

We all know how important it is to moisturize on a daily basis. My favorite type of moisturizer is gel and not cream. I just feel that gel gets absorbed or dries faster on my skin. I use Olay's double action daily gel moisturizer for oily/combination skin. I use this everyday before applying my makeup and I really love it. I think this works best for me! xx 

VS Rockin' Body - Review

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I am so crazy over VS! I mean who isn't? I was walking across the shelves when the sales woman told me to try this product. She said that this is what models have on right before they walk the runway!! Now I don't know if she was trying to sell but somehow I bought it. First of all I love the packaging and all those words thrown like 5x sexier. It may not necessarily make you look 5x sexier but this product is really nice. It smells minty and feels nice and cool on the skin. It makes your skin look flawless, tinted, and glowing. It has shimmer and not that kinda shimmer where you can see miles away but its the kind that once you step close you can really see it and I rather have this than shining from miles away. Well this product is worth at least one try. Different women have different say about it but I think I like it! xx

I really don't know if you can see the shimmer effect in the picture but it is visibly clear to the eye!

Nail Station - Review

Yes, this is yet another review on 2 new colors I bought from nail station. Enjoy xxx


"Gold Souk"

Body Lotion - Review

I love to always keep my skin hydrated by drinking a lot of water and of course who doesn't love the instant feeling of hydration we get from body lotions? One good brand that I swear by is ST. Ives! I love their daily hydrating body lotion that is made of 100% natural moisturizers. It includes vitamin E and it protects against dryness. It promisses to visibly improve skin's health and I would add a check on that box. It feels really nice and cool on the skin leaving it smooth and soft. It smells good too. Iv been using this everyday and I from my side, I promise you will love this. I bought this from Etihad cooperative society in Dubai and I really forgot about the price but its worth every Dirham.

Go ahead, take a bite out of this product and hydrate your skin!! xx

Concealer - Review

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Hello lovelies! Well when it comes to concealing I like my concealer to be light and to brighten my complexion or which ever area I apply it to. I don't really need heavy concealing therefore I use the Mac select cover-up. This works wonderfully if you need light covering. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts I don't really like using foundation in summer, instead I just invest in a good concealer and just dust powder on top. What I love about this one is that I feel that my skin is moisturized unlike other concealers leaving your skin dry or grayish looking. It comes in really nice warm colors. I use nc30 and apply it using the beauty blender. If you are wondering what the beauty blender is then check out my post on it 


Face Powders ( For Summer ) - Review

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Here are my favorite Summer face powders. Just when I want to achieve that tanned/bronze look I always use these products:

1- Mac Mineralize skinfinish natural: I loooOoOove this powder, I always need it in my bag. It gives a nice soft finish and a beautiful tan color. I use it in medium dark.

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2- MaxFactor bronzing powder: This is one of my favorite over the counter products. I use this mostly to contour my cheekbones after applying the mac skinfinish. 

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*These products are part of my Summer makeup routine. 

Eyebrow Kit - Review

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Hey guys! There is nothing like having beautiful, thick, healthy-looking, defined eyebrows. To achieve that you need a really good brush and shade. One of my favorite eyebrow kits is the NYX one that comes with just about everything you need, well except for tweezers (assuming your eyebrows are groomed). I think by far it is one of the best shaping kits. 

Here is what it includes:

1- 4 colors/shades.
2- 3 different stencil for eyebrow shaping.
3- comb.
4- brush.

It also includes a mirror from the inside and easy instructions.

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I urge you guys to try this! xx

My Summer Makeup Routine - Review

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So it's Summer in Dubai. The heat is rising and the makeup is melting lol. It is so unimaginably hot!! I always change my makeup routine when it comes to Summer because it's a whole different story when it comes to skin and makeup. That's why I decided to share it with you guys and get your feedback and maybe you can tell me what your routine is. Here is what I do:

1- I first wash my face with cold water and pat it dry. ( shrinks pores ) 
2- Then I start with my face moisturizer. ( I use gel - I will add a post about it later )
3- I use a concealer under my eyes, nose area, and mouth. ( I DON'T use foundation in summer )
4- I apply a minerals face powder. ( It's usually a bronze color )
5- I contour.
6- Apply a peachy/rosy blush color.

1- I always start by defining my brows.
2- I apply a medium brown color to my crease.
3- I apply eye liner to my water line and on my lids.
4- I apply mascara. ( since my eye makeup is light I make sure I apply as much mascara to achieve a dramatic look )

1- I always scrub my lips. ( Mix brown sugar and honey )
2- Apply a soft brown lip liner.
3- Apply soft peachy/nude colors. ( In some occasions I use plum color, it looks good on tan skin )

*in case you guys are wondering about what makeup products I use, I will add separate posts about them soon.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bold Brows - Trend

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Hello girlies! If there is one thing I would dig up to know about its trends. And This trend requires you to lay off your tweezers and threads for a while because its time to grow grow grow! Yes and I mean your eye brows. Its time for the bold and the beautiful. It's funny because as I'm typing I keep staring at my brows because I have been growing them out and trust me it is not a beautiful process lol. In the past, bold and thick brows were considered a hit. Think Audrey Hepburn and Liz Taylor!

MAC Lipstick Swatches - Review

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Hey guys! It was long ago when I did my last MAC lipstick swatch so I decided to make another since I bought new interesting colors. Idk what it is about MAC but is it me or does everyone feel that one can never have enough MAC lipsticks? Well enjoy the swatches and please don't hesitate on letting me know if there is a color I am missing because I don't mind expanding my collection =D!!

My personal comments about each would be:

Hue: It did not look good on me flat on I had to have a base first and then add Hue on top. It looks nice with Myth.

Pink Nouveau: It is a beautiful Barbie pink that would look good on certain makeup looks. I also like to tone it down with Hue or Myth.

Impassioned: now this was recommended from one of the MAC ladies. She said it was a best seller. It is a gorgeous flashy color.

Myth: My love!!! I can wear it flat on (when I'm tan) or use it with different colors like kinda sexy. Or I can use it to tone other colors down. This color is a must have ladies!

Ruby woo: Well I like this a lot but I prefer Russian red because Ruby woo is just super matte and dry you cant wear it flat on unless you would like your lips to feel dry. Other than that... its is a gorgeous red color.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Make Up Forever Lash Fibers - Review

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I watched someone on YouTube the other day talk about the MUFE lash fiber so I decided to give it a go. I am a sucker for big and dramatic lashes so wasting no time I grabbed from Paris Gallery and I believe it costs DHS130 if I remember but I'm not sure because I bought it with other bunch of stuff. Anyhow so consider it tested and I would say that I like it but I don't love it. I had high expectations from this product but I would say that brought me to disappointment. Maybe because I used it with my personal mascara and not from MUFE or maybe that it does not work with my type of lashes. I don't know what exactly but there was not much of a difference. I realized that after applying my mascara on top it tends to remove the fibers and I can barely see them on my lashes. I don't think this product is good for me what do you guys think of it?

Nail Station Paris - Review

Hello lovelies... I recently updated my NS color collections and I must say it is so tough to make up your mind because I think that they are all so beautiful. I think one day I will own them all! Anyhow I bought them from the Nail Station store in Mercato and they cost DHS45 each. Check them out:

1- Nail Station in "Ladies Only"

2- Nail Station in "Paparazzi" 

3- Nail Station in "Recession-proof"

4- Nail Station in "Stripshow 12"

If you guys would like to suggest any color I should buy and make a review on feel free to let me know =).

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Make Up For Ever HD powder - Review

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Hello all! I am finally back to blogging. I have been off track for sometime I feel that there is so much info and products I want to feed you guys! Well to kick it off I would like to start with the latest product in my purse.

I always had this problem and I am sure most of you do and it's finding the right foundation that fits your skin so perfectly that you wouldn't need to apply it on your neck because it matches you! But here is the catch, once you do find the foundation you kinda end up screwing it with the wrong shade of powder. This kinda always happens to me so I end up wasting a lot of money.

However, I was advised to use a translucent powder and I had that checked out but I had to agree that most of them give me a ghostey-whitey corps bride kinda look, until the ray of light shined upon this amazing product! Yes, it's the MUFE HD powder that is absolutely fine and soft and velvety with a universal shade that fits all skin colors. I happened to be using this for a while now and I love it. It keeps my skin looking absolutely matte and fresh and keeps the true color of my foundation =D. Aside from all this, it is so soft and feels so goooooood! I sometimes apply it to the back of my hand! It is so light and gives you an airbrush finish.

This powder can be used alone or applied over your foundation (which i recommend). I use it with the MUFE HD foundation and it goes on perfectly. I really recommend this product and I think that you guys should take a bite off it.

Additional info: This product is worth DHS130 /or you can use the currency converter on the right hand bar that I provided.