Breakfast at Midnight..

DSC_1936 (1024x681)Hey everyone, sorry for the not so appealing picture. i just didn’t feel like inserting a picture that was not mine, so i thought about inserting a picture i shot myself (feelin’ original, ya know!) but anyways, i love breakfast as everything (lunch or dinner), and sometimes i get hungry in the middle of the night, so this is my absolute favorite meal i could ever eat (i could eat it everyday, honestly). I don’t really know why i wanted to post something related to food!! but i did it anyway 🙂

BTW it’s just scrambled eggs, so no big deal! but thank you for keeping up with me..!

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This is my absolute favorite sauce to mix with my scrambled eggs, it’s a pasta sauce (don’t judge me, please!) but try it, if you love pasta or anything related to italian food, you will love this, and it’s also have some tomatoes in it, which is good 🙂

DSC_1931 (1024x681)I swear by olive oil in everything, even in cooking, it give an awesome taste to it, and it’s more organic that butter sprays.

DSC_1932 (1024x681) DSC_1933 (1024x681) DSC_1934 (1024x681)a good way to make your bread harmonize, and tastes like the eggs, is to kind of toast it in the same pan, and it will harmonize with the food (there’s no point of repeating the same sentence again! i don’t know why i did that!!)

That was it for today’s quick post, thank you so much for reading, and thank you so much for everything, and i really hope you liked my post, have a wonderful day or night, and i’ll talk to you later..

Love, Shahad..

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How to Make your own Night Cream..

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i love making my own stuff, so today, i’d like to share one of my favorite all-natural beauty recipe.. it’s quite easy.

DSC_1915 (1024x681) DSC_1931 (1024x681)all you need, is a little olive oil, and a little coconut oil.. i get my olive oil from the supermarket, and my coconut oil from an herbalist, and both of them are really great for moisturizing, and if you are sensitive from coconut you can change it to Argan oil.

and add some yogurt, the yogurt will give it the creamy texture, but it will separate, and you should keep it in the fridge, so it won’t rotten really quickly..

That was it for today’s post, and it’s a school night, so i’m really nervous,but thank you so much for reading, hope you liked this quick post, and i’ll talk to you later.

Love, Shahad..

Breakfast at La Touche Cafe..

DSC_1942 (1024x681)It’s been a long time since i’ve posted something on my blog, you know Eid, family gatherings and stuff!!

So, few days ago me and my sisters decided to invite my aunt on a breakfast outside the house and chill a little bit.. and it was definitely a good idea. went to La Touche Cafe, it was awesome, but unfortunately the tables were limited, so we had to wait a little bit. otherwise, everything was good, the decorations, the food, and the whole mood, was good, and also, the service was shit! i had to wait for my breakfast almost 30 minutes! but i had a good time anyways:)

DSC_1941 (1024x681)Can we just took a moment to appreciate how pretty is this!! when first saw it, i was like “Thank god i have my camera with me!” cause normally i don’t take my camera, unless is somewhere i know it’s going to have some beautiful views. it just so breathtaking!!

DSC_1943 (1024x681)I had to take a photo of this, because i freaked out when i saw it for the first time. it’s cotton candy by the way…

This is my Aunt's breakfast, The Eastern Breakfast. We ate it with her BTW :)..

This is my Aunt’s breakfast, The Eastern Breakfast. We ate it with her BTW :)..

This is one of my sister's (Second to eldest) breakfast..

This is one of my sister’s (Second to eldest) breakfast..

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And.. My Breakfast

Fortunately, my breakfast got the best lighting, because my seat was next to a window, and the sun was shining like nothing else, i felt like this is the best place for taking pictures:) *Heart-shaped eyes*

(And Yes, i drank something sweet, with a sweeter breakfast, i eat what i want with whatever i want, smh) but i didn’t finish my breakfast 😦 i felt bad for that.. i’m sorry food *crying*

Anyways, that concludes my quick post for today, i’m going back to school in 1 and ½ day, and i don’t know why but i feel nervous.. school just stresses my out for some fucking reason (pardon my language please..!)

Thank you so much for reading, hope you liked it. and i’ll talk to you very soon.

Love, Shahad ..

First Day of Eid Al-Adh’ha Makeup, Hair & Outfit..

firwrksHello friends!! 12/10/1435 (Arabic Calendar) – 10/4/2014 (Georgian Calendar) was the first day of Eid Al- Adh’ha, it the second Eid/holiday of the year. today i’m going to show hair, makeup and outfit.. so, let’s get started!!

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Let’s start with hair (because it’s the easiest to talk about 🙂 ) this is the hair inspiration, so i just blow dried my hair and use a (1 inch) curling iron as a wand.. easy as that 🙂

Makeup: 

For makeup there’s a version for day and one for night (there’s not much of a difference only the intensity of the eyes and lips)

DSC_1967 (1024x681)I never wear a matte finish skin, i just hate it on myself personally, but i like it on other people. so, to prevent that, and have a dewy finish, i mix my moisturizer with a liquid highlighter, to make my skin look glow-y and hydrated..

DSC_1968 (1024x681)Primers; for face primer, i use the Bare Minerals Prime Time; makes my skin feel awesome!! For eye primer, i used the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Tip: Using an eye primer underneath the eye area, will make sure your concealer stays in place.

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Foundation & Concealer; i used the Maybelline BB Cream all over my face, and then used Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation for places that have a little discoloration (like, sides of the nose, my chin). and for concealers, i used the Garnier Roll-on for under my eyes, and used the pale yellow powder to set the area. for the lids i used the Bobbi Brown concealer, cause the texture is better for the lids.

Fun Fact: i didn’t use the foundation or the under eye concealer, as much as my dark circles are (DARK!) i actually prefer my face without covering them. so i just used a bb cream underneath my eyes, and set it with a brightening powder. 

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The  blush swatch (NYX Terracotta)

The blush swatch (NYX Terracotta)

Setting my face with Maybelline Fit Me Powder, and moving on to the cheeks..

For cheeks i  was going for a bronze, glowing look, so i (of course!) used a matte bronzer ( The Body Shop Honey Bronzer) in it’s old rubbed off packaging, and then used a rose gold, bronze-y blush (NYX Terracotta), for a finishing touch of glow, i used The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.

i used this combo because, the eyes and lips are colorful, so i prefer using (kind of!) a neutral toned blush.

DSC_1976 (1024x681)For brows (as usual!) my well-used, shattered, pan-hit Body Shop brow powder, and Benefit Gimme Brow.

DSC_1983 (1024x681) DSC_1984 (1024x681)For the eye shadow, from Too Faced Naked Eye palette, using the color In The Buff as light matte wash from lid to brow bone, and for some shimmer in the inner corner, i used Birthday Suit.

and here’s where things start to change from day and night:

For the Day:

DSC_1977 (1024x681) DSC_1978 (1024x681)for the day look, i used the Maybelline Gel liner in Brown, did a small wing with it. And then, i used Urban Decay pencil in Junkie.

Night:

DSC_1979 (1024x681)DSC_1947 (1024x681)Exchanging the brown gel liner to black. and to intensify the look used the white pearl pencil in the inner corner under the shimmery shadow, the black pencil to tight line, and the matte white on the waterline,

-Maybelline Black Gel liner.

-NYX White Pearl pencil.

-NYX Black Slide On Pencil.

-NYX White Pencil.

DSC_1980 (1024x681)Finishing off the eyes by using Lancôme Hypnose Star Mascara for my top lashes. and for my bottom lashes, i use Maybelline The Falsies since it has become more of a dry formula, and the brush is curved, so it’s good for the bottom lashes.

DSC_1981 (1024x681)Moving on to lips, for the day; i used only a gloss. NYX Butter gloss in Apple Strudel, which is a peachy, coral-y, with a hint of pink, one of my absolute favorites.

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For the night look, to intensify the peach(iness) of the look, i applied a lipstick before the gloss, using Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in no.13, and on top of it NYX Apple Strudel.

..And Voila! we finished the makeup look.. 🙂

moving on to outfit..

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Outfit Details:

Two Piece Set: Topshop.

Shoes: New Look.

Teal Bracelet: Made by my sister.

Black Bracelet: Juicy Couture.

Headpiece: Kiosk at the Jeddah’s Tahlia Mall.

Earrings: Forever 21 (2-3 years ago).

Rings: Accessorize.

That was it for today’s post, really hope you liked it, thank you so much for reading, have nice day wherever you are, and i’ll talk to you soon.

Love, Shahad ..

Underrated Beauty Products That Need a Little Attention..

DSC_1941 (1024x681) - CopyObviously, there’s some beauty products that everyone constantly raves about (for example: Maybelline The Falsies Mascara, NYX Butter Lipglosses, Urban Decay 24\7 eyeliners, Naked Palettes, etc..) and there’s some underdog products that need some love and encouragement, they’ve always been rarely talked about! which is weird because they’re worth the rave. (well, not the rave, but a little attention).

Let’s start with the eyes, Shall we?

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First thing is the Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadows, they’re just like MAC, and i actually like the quality of them, they’re quite smooth and easy to apply, and the shimmery shade is really beautiful!

sorry, i don’t know the shades’s numbers.

DSC_1945 (1024x681) DSC_1946 (1024x681)NYX probably a brand that needs a little more love in the world, but i guess since it’s hard to find, it’s hard to get the rave that it deserves. This is the NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Dance The Tides, probably one of my favorite warm brown matte shadows, it has got a good color payoff and the color selection is brilliant!

DSC_1947 (1024x681) DSC_1948 (1024x681)NYX Eye pencils & Slide on Pencils (as you can see, i love NYX!) i love these eye pencils because they are easily blendable, the only downside is that they don’t last much time, but they work amazing as an eyeshadow base, i use the white pearl in my inner corner and then apply some shimmery shadow on top, and it works amazing even alone, i use the white in my waterline, but it doesn’t last a long time unfortunately.

moving on to the Slide on pencil, i use it in Jet Black for tightlining, and it works well, last a good amount of time, creamier than the eyepencils (from the name you probably guessed it!) but i like these pencils, i am afraid of using it on my lash line, because it’s too creamy so, i only use it on my tight line.

DSC_1949 (1024x681) DSC_1950 (1024x681)Topshop Makeup specifically, Lipsticks and cream blushes. the lipsticks are great quality, wide variety of colors, and for the blush, it’s absolutely gorgeous, it has a velvety texture and the color is amazing! i totally love them!

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I know that no one will pay that much for a lipgloss, but i like the idea of this one, there’s a button to press, and the applicator will pop right up! (that doesn’t sound great doesn’t it?) and the applicator is quite cool, it’s designed to hug the curves of the lip while applying the lipgloss. and the color is beautiful too. This is Lâncome Gloss In Love in the color Peach Show 146.

DSC_1953 (1024x681) DSC_1954 (1024x681)I love The Body Shop makeup, it’s definitely a good quality make up, this lipgloss is good, it’s great for everyday, quite moisturizing and non-sticky. but i remember when i first got it, it was kind of sticky! but all i know is now it’s working great with. i got it in the raspberry flavor, (unfortunately, it doesn’t taste like raspberry, they let me down, but at least it smells like raspberry!) it’s not opaque, that’s why it’s good for everyday use, but it has a hint of color, which is good enough!

DSC_1955 (1024x681) DSC_1956 (1024x681)Again! some people might feel like it doesn’t really worth paying that much money on a Benefit lipgloss! but, it is such a good lipgloss, i got it in a set with Cha Cha tint, Coralista blush, and the Coralista lipgloss, so it’s a minor version of the original gloss, but i like that it’s opaque, gloss-y but it doesn’t have shimmer or glitter, sparkle, or whatever so it’s smooth on the lips, and it’s non-sticky at all, it’s really nice, and i feel like it’s worth a little more spotlight in the makeup world.

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Back in the day, when i was a kid; i used to see my mom have a bunch of these lipsticks, obviously it was one of her favorites!

but now, i know why! the formula is great, the color payoff is awesome, and it’s long lasting, but non-drying, and it’s affordable! which is great!! i got two colors of them; Pink Blush, which is a light, blue based pink; Guest List, which is a shimmery dark peach, with a hint of pink to it..

This is the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipsticks.

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Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks, Best formula ever!! I was impressed with this formula the first time i tried this lipstick! smooth, easy to apply, moisturizing, and pigmented af!! i got it in the color Vintage Pink, which is a mauve-y pink shade. and i got it because i heard it’s a dupe for MAC Syrup lipstick, which is awesome because it means paying less money on a lipstick! and who doesn’t want that??!!!

the only downside for this lipstick is that it doesn’t smell that nice! actually, it stinks! i don’t like the smell of it at all!! but what do you do when the lipstick is so good.. you turn the other cheek!

i highly rate these lipsticks, if you can handle the smell..

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Wet ‘n’ Wild lipsticks, great long lasting formula, smells good (kind of cinnamon-y a little bit!!) but they are so drying, but not like in an annoying way, but they are quite drying, i got 2 colors; Just Peachy, a well-known color in the makeup community from this range; and Cinnamon Spice, which is a dark, red plummy shade with a hint of brown. overall great all-day wear lipstick, but quite drying. worth the try..!

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Finally, the last products of this post are not makeup; but lip and beauty related!! the Labello Soft Rosé lip balm and the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula.

first i’m going to talk about the Labello one, awesome MATTE lipbalm, a light pink hint of color, beautiful scent,good for before makeup (because again! it’s matte!), definitely check it out!!

The Palmer’s one, Great for everyday, tastes so good, smells yummy, glossy finish, awesome moisturizing properties (contains Vitamin E).

That was it for today’s post! hope you liked it, Thanks so much for reading, and i’ll talk to you very soon!!

(Guys! it’s Eid now so, i come home late at night and i’m exhausted af! so, sorry for being away, or if my words aren’t going right together, Thank you for understanding!)

Love, Shahad ..