How To Clean Up Your False Lashes♥

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Hello my beauties! it feels like i haven’t posted in a long time, but i guess it’s been only 3 days i guess?! anywho, today’s post is about how to clean up your fake lashes, and since this is basically my first true set of lashes, i thought maybe i should take a good care of them.

What you will need..

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Lashes (obviously!) i own the Huda Beauty Lashes in #1 Giselle, Q-tips (cotton buds, you name it!), Toilet Paper; it’s basically better because it’s thicker than the regular tissue paper (such as Kleenex) because if you pour any liquids; it’s basically won’t ruin you vanity, table, whatever you have, and finally a water-based make up remover; now the reason for using a water-based instead of oil-based is because it won’t ruin the lash.

DSC_2367 (1024x681)Now here’s something i wanna talk about, as for q-tips do not use the beauty ones that comes flat on one side and pointed on the other. instead, use the ones that you use for your ears (seriously though!).

 Cleaning up the band.

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cleaning up the band has many different ways, you can use your fingers, or tweezers, or whatever! i personally like using what god gave me (fingers!!). because i think that i can pull it carefully without ruining the lash, while doing it quickly!

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                                                            you can see the lash band is cleaner now!!

Cleaning up the lash hairs. 

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Now, here’s the main part of the show, this where you’ll need all your tools and start working really carefully and precisely.

First, you’re going to wet one side of the q-tips with the water-based make up remover. ⇓

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Important tip: make sure you squeeze the excess remover off the q-tip, so that it won’t ruin the lash. but, make sure you don’t squeeze it ’til it’s dry.

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After soaking and squeezing off the excess of the q-tip, time to actually cleaning up the lash, the movement of the q-tip is basically depends on you finger’s movement, so make sure that you spin the q-tip outwards, so the lash won’t lose its curl and shape.

Voila! good as new lashes ♥

Thank you so much for reading this post, i hope you got something useful out of it, and liked it, have a wonderful day and i’ll talk to you again very soon ♥

Love, Shahad ..

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Cousin’s Engagement Party ( Hair inspiration, Make up, & Outfit)

DSC_2323 (1024x681)Hello Everyone, i’m really sorry for being away so long, because you know i was busy with all the gatherings and stuff like that!  but last Thursday (January 15th) it was my cousin’s engagement party, and it was so beautiful, cute, unpretentious as possible, but to be honest, it wasn’t the best time of my life, i didn’t  have that much fun.

anyways, in this post i will be showing you my hair inspo for this day, my make up look, and my outfit.

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now, my main inspiration was Alessandra Ambrosio in the Instant Replay before the VS fashion show thing video, or whatever. and my hair was much messier than the picture, so yeah!

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now for make up i used a lot of stuff but it’s okay, because it’s a special occasion!

the main thing i was going for my make up look is: Long Lasting, Gold and olive color pallette, Sparkling eyes, and glowing skin.

Disclaimer: not all the eye shadow palettes are mine, some of them are my mom’s.

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Starting with the face (actually i started with my eyes because i had fall outs), but the first thing is Priming using bareMinerals Prime Time (Original) Foundation Primer  and then using my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation to mix it with Benefit Sun Beam Liquid Highlighter . for concealing, starting with Garnier Eye Roll-on letting set a little bit before blending it, and then applying my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit using the concealer side for (obviously concealing) and setting it with Pale Yellow Powder that comes in the kit.

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for cheeks, starting with a cream bronzer using the Chanel Bronze Universel “Bronzing Makeup Base” and for a color on the cheeks i used Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in 6 Powder Pink (it’s a neutral peachy pink color, because i have color on my eyes and lips).

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For face finishing products, starting with Face Powder i used theBalm® Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder  and to give my face warmth and dimension i used The Body Shop Honey Bronzer  in 4 Deep Matte, and finishing my face off with some highlighting using theBalm® Mary-Lou Manizer.

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For Brows, i used Benefit Brow Zings in Dark and setting it with a brow gel, using Benefit Gimme Brow .

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for eyes, starting off with the base, using Too Faced Shadow Insurance for priming, and then to set it and make blending much easier, i used Foxy for the Naked2 palette all over the eyes from lid to brow bone, then as a transition shade in the crease i use Inglot Eyeshadow in 337.

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now, for the star of the show, Tom Ford Sahara Haze eye shadow quad, it is absolutely gorgeous olive undertone color palette.

Starting with the color 2 (satin-y slightly shimmery light grey color) in the crease applying in a smaller area than the transition color (Inglot 337). then applying the color 1 (Shimmery slightly Lemon-y color) on the eyelid and the inner corner. Using the color 3 (Dark Khaki with sparkles in it “darkest color in the palette”) on the outer corner. And Finally using the color 4 (Multi-shades of olive and gold sparkles) on the center of the lid.

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Moving on to the lower lash line, starting from the outer corner of the lower lash line with MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Gilt by Association, and on the inner corner of the lower lash line used Half Baked from Naked2, for final shimmering coat of sparkle used Dior 5 Couleurs Designer in 708 Amber Design, using the sparkle-y color that labeled as “Shine”.

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i drew a winged liner on my top lash line with Maybelline Gel Eye liner in Brown and for my waterline i used Rimmel Exaggerate Auto Waterproof Eye Definer in the color In The Nude.

for the eye lashes, i started by coating my lashes with Maybelline Volume Express Falsie Black Drama Mascara, and for fake lashes i used the Huda Beauty Lashes in #1 Giselle.

DSC_2346 (1024x681)Finally for lips, i wanted a matte long lasting neutral pink color, matte: because of the glowing skin, and sparkle and shimmer around the eyes, Long Lasting: personally, it’s imperative to any occasion, and neutral pink: neutral, because my eyes had a bit of color in them, Pink, i didn’t wanna go for a nude because it would make the look a bit boring in my humble opinion, but i totally love nude lipstick, but not for this outfit. Using Prestige Waterproof Lip liner in 45 Orchid and finishing my look off with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Milan .

That was it for the make up moving on to the outfit.

off-white and gold (464x389) here’s a set that i made just to show you the color scheme of the outfit, the main colors for my outfit are: Off-white/cream, White Gold/Gold, and Olive Green. now this is a very similar dress to what i wore, but my neckline is V shaped and the shoulder strings are thicker.

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Green Nail Polish from Inglot 983 and the Gold Accent Nail Polish from Prestige 32 Caramel

Dress: Mango

Bag: Bershka

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: A gift from a friend.

Hand Chain: Claire’s

Cream and Gold Bracelets: Aldo

Pearls & Gold Chain Bracelets: my sister made it for me.

Watch: Armani Exchange (my sister’s, because i don’t own a gold watch)

that was it for today’s post, i really hope you liked it, thank you so much for reading this post and i’ll see really soon.

Love, Shahad ..

Birthday Haul ♥

DSC_2304 (1024x681)Hello again, as promised, i would write this week a lot, just to make it up for the finals week(s), and on January 11 (mark your calendars!) was birthday, (and also my maths final exam, oh well!). so i asked my mom, if i could have a birthday shopping and dinner (with her only!) and she said yes! it definitely was the best birthday ever!

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The first place we went to is Sephora, and i was on the hunt for a perfume, so i thought about going for the Oh-La-La classic CHANEL Coco Noir, and i went for the smaller size because it’s cheaper! but i love the scent, and as the day goes along, the scent gets better and better. in fact this is the scent that my mom wore 20 years ago! she said that The Coco Mademoiselle doesn’t have the old signature scent anymore, and The Coco Noir has it.

DSC_2309 (1024x681)I had a list of all the nail polishes i wanted to buy, such as Dior 798 Spring, Yves Saint Laurent 22 Beige Leger, and Chanel Élixir 589, but the Dior one was limited edition, and they didn’t have the Yves Saint Laurent one, and finally, the Chanel one was sold out, a series of unfortunate events. so, i thought since i want to try something from Marc Jacobs Beauty, i thought about going to try their nail polishes, and it was a tie between this shade (106 Baby Jane) and Funny Girl, but the Baby Jane is much more opaque (one coat only, and BAM! you got yourself the most elegant nude nail polish!) because i’m always on the hunt for the perfect (nude nail polish, lipstick, shoes, bag, skirt, everything!). so, this is a total winning buy!

DSC_2311 (1024x681)Next was Forever 21, and i got the perfect statement necklace, and i am absolutely in love with it, and i have no more words for it, because it got some neutral shades in it, it look amazing with every single casual outfit, and would spice up any outfit, in my opinion.

DSC_2313 (1024x681)& I also got a baby blue sweater, because i’ve been loving blues and baby blues lately, and i also don’t have a baby blue in my closet, and i was so excited for pairing this sweater with the necklace above. i also got a pair of medium/dark wash jeans, and a huge light beige cardigan.

DSC_2303 (1024x681)& Finally, we went to L’Occitane and got the Amande Milk Concentrate, which is a beautiful cream, i am in love, plus the jar is heavy and luxurious feeling.

DSC_2310 (1024x681)The next day, i went to school, and one of my friends got me the Chance by Chanel Eau Tendre perfume, and it smells like heaven! i loved it so much, same as the Coco Noir one, as the day moves by, the scent gets better.

That was it for my birthday haul, i definitely felt loved, probably was my favorite birthday ever! and i know i got a few product but there’s a saying along the lines of  “buy less, but buy the best”. 

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

Love, Shahad..

The Finals (a photo diary)!..

DSC_2297 (1024x681)I AM BACK!! and i am ready to make some noise (not really though!), but i have finished my finals (finally!) and it feels so good! i can’t to be blogging more and more for some reason, but i have to tell you, this week i am so busy that i only have to blog at midnight, but anywho, this week i will be posting everyday because i have so many things to keep you up to date with, but nothing too exciting (to be completely honest, you know!) i should start with the photos probably..

BTW, i’m warning you, there will be a food overload, because i couldn’t get out of the house because of my finals :\

DSC_2291 (1024x681)those rounded gorgeousness are The Red Velvet Cookies with Marshmallows stuffing ❤ DSC_2292 (1024x681)

these are the best homemade cinnamon rolls, and now i want them just by mentioning (ugh!)

DSC_2294 (1024x681)This might not look as appealing, but this is absolutely delicious, my cousin sent us this plate of goodies, and we all went crazy on it, you’ll have to try middle eastern cuisine, you will not regret it!

DSC_2301 (1024x681)now, here is something that is not related to food, it’s my bouquet!! my dad and my sisters got me for my birthday! (it was on January 11, if you wondered!) and i loved it so much. (fun fact: this is the first bouquet i have in my life, otherwise i occasionally get only one rose, and that is rare!)

so, that was it for today’s post, thank you so much for reading it, i really hope you liked my little photo diary there, i hope you have a wonderful life and i’ll talk to you again very soon.

Love, Shahad ..