Paris Beauty Haul + Swatches

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Hello my beauties welcome back! today i wanted to call all my beauty lovers to gather around so we could have a chat about the beauty stuff in Paris?! Yes of course. And i’m so excited right now so let’s jump into it!!

we’re going to start with Skin Care. and the first place i went to is Keihl’s and i only got one thing.

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And it is the Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum (why they have such a long names on all of their products?!) and the reason i got this is because Heidi Hamoud (@heidimakeupartist on Instagram)  used it for her under-eye circles and I (myself!) noticed a difference, because i have really dark eye circles, and it can bother me sometimes with concealer, and i’ve deep-set eyes, so it’s really hard to manage concealing sometimes. and thought this might help!

and next for skin care i went to the best.. French Pharmacy (that was on my beauty bucket list!)

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and the first thing i got is the L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion, and i mainly wanted to get this on my birthday but i got the Almond milk one instead, but i loved what i got, but i also got this because i’ve been looking for this a long time ago! so couldn’t resist!

and the second thing i got is the Caudalie Moisturizing Mask. now, i’ve heard wonders about the Caudalie brand, and i wanted to try something from them, i didn’t want to get the Beauty Elixir because i love my rosewater from the herbalist, and i didn’t wanna get the Divine Oil, because i have enough oils for life, and i could get organic, all-natural oils from the juicer. so i got the moisturizing mask cause, i love to deep moisturize my skin!!

and the last thing i got is a set of 2 for €7.99 lip balms from the brand Weleda, and i’ve always wanted something from Weleda since it’s a wellness brand, and i tried the lip balms,and so far so good. they’re great for before applying lip products, because it’s hydrating, but not slippery. but it’s good for deep hydration and moisture, they’re not good for sleeping.

Moving on to Makeup shall we?

starting with the drugstore brands.

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Also from the drugstore i got three stuff, starting from the left.

the first thing that i got is something i’ve looking for it everywhere. it’s the Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry, as soon as i saw it, i have possessed it!! i wanted it in my life more than anything (what a passion about a lip product!)

and the second thing i got is the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper, at first when i tried it, i was kind of heavy-handed with it, so i didn’t like it, but when i scraped off the excess product and used a light-hand with it, i fell in love!! it’s such a great product for keeping the brows in place for a long time, and gives them the SUPERMODEL BROWS! (No, it’s not that fancy!) but it’s a good product.

and the third product is the one and only L’Oreal Telescopic Extra-Black Mascara, now this mascara is not available where i live, nor the surrounded countries (i think), so i had to get it, because most people seem to love it, and i am way too attracted to the tiny wand that is got! so, i was happy with my purchase.

Next, is the high end brands..

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So, the first thing that i had to get is a foundation, because i ran out of my Bourjois Healthy Mix, and what a better opportunity than trying the Nars All-Day Luminous Weightless foundation, since everyone seems to love how full coverage it is, but very light on the skin. my shade is Barcelona, i thought the best match was Stromboli, but Stromboli seems to be way too olive for me, so i got Barcelona, and now i think that Barcelona is the best match for my chest and face.

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and i finally got the beloved Nars Blush in Dolce Vita, and i once read that this the best blush shade for Medium-Olive skin tones, and i also read a very nice tip Bobbi Brown written in her Beauty Rules book, is that the perfect blush shade for you the color you get after a good workout and something like that, and today i’ve had a good workout the blush is matching to the color i got on my face, which was a win for me!!

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and finally from Nars, i got the Audacious Lipstick in Anita, which is such a beautiful color. i wanted to swatch Anna in the store but they didn’t have it. so i was pleased that there’s no other choice than Anita!!

And from MAC i also got three stuff.. (what’s wrong with me?)

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the first thing i got is the Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in Uninterrupted, this eyeshadow is life for me right now, it is the most beautiful camel color i’ve ever seen in my life!! it’s just..beautiful!!

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and i also got a lipstick, which is a color should be talked about, this color is called Retro, and it is so beautiful. like it’s spicey muted red, with a brown hint to it, i can’t explain it really well it’s so beautiful!

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And saving the best for last!! i finally got my hand on this beauty!! as soon as i got this i was like “YOU ARE MINE!!!” and i thought getting another one, but i thought that is just too much! you know. but i was looking for it everywhere i go, it’s an obsession!

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and i got one thing from Bobbi Brown, and it’s the Rich Lip Color in 10 Plum Rose, i was eyeing this for so long, and now  i got it, cause it’s beautiful.

and here’s the swatches for everything..

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and also i got other things like a perfume for instance..

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I got the Acqua Di Parma Gelsomino Nobile Eau de Parfum, and i mainly asked the woman who worked there for something with Jasmine, and it smells heavenly, and i got the small bottle because the big one was expensive af.

and i also got some nail polishes from the drugstore..

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Cocoa Karma is a beautiful camel color (my obsession), and Carry On is dark, but muted plum color, so gorgeous. both of them are awesome for fall also!!

that was it for my haul, i really hope you liked it, thank you so much for reading and i’ll talk to you next time..

Love, Shahad../

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Head to Toe Spa Day.

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Welcome Back! I am finally writing for you again! and i’ll be writing for you most of the month! as some of you know, it’s the first day of Ramadan, and that means, it’s DAILY BLOG POST MONTH! so, starting with what i did immediately after i came back from my vacation (Or should I say Shacation?! after my name Shahad, get it?No?Okay..). Anyways, i was jet lagged as hell, since i went for 7hrs going, 7hrs back (two flights and one car trip each! i hope you understand me!) so, my whole body was dry and CRACKED!! so, i thought about doing a therapeutic spa day.

Starting with the Hairr..

Before the shower:.. 

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first thing is I like oils, i personally use Olive oils, i am currently using one that my mom got me from a juicer.

i would leave it for 30 minutes minimum, and 2 hrs maximum.

In the Shower.. 

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when i get to the shower, i will massage my head with the shampoo, and while i do my whole body and face stuff, i will let the deep conditioner set, i am currently using this one, which i got it from the herbalist, and i love it so much, the consistency is thicker than the Beauty Formula ones, i think it’s the same result, which means you can rely on the Beauty Formula, which i recommended in my Empties post.

and i also will use my normal conditioner, currently using the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil conditioner, and so far so great!

After Shower..

after i get out of the shower, i basically use everything that i talked about in my updated hair routine.

Now, let’s talk about the body..!

In the Shower../ 

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Started out by using this body scrub, this is not mine, it’s my sister’s. but it’s from the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy line, and it’s the Energy Scrub. so i exfoliated my whole entire body with it, and then i exfoliated even more with a body wash (a Lux one) and The Body Shop Exfoliating Gloves. for extra cleansing and smoothing.

Post-Shower../

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I started out with the Fair & White Vitamin C Serum all over my body (Will Explain in another post.).

For my boobs specifically, i’ll use the VLCC Shape Up Bust Firming Cream, i personally don’t have any issues with boob sagging, but i basically use this to prevent strech marks and future loss of elasticity.

and for my whole entire body (except my chest area) i’ll use my beloved L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate Cream.

cause, i basically love the scent, it’s beautiful, and i love how moisturizing it is.

Moving on to the “Visage” .!

In the Shower../ 

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In the shower, i will exfoliate my face, with this VLCC Frangipani & Oatmeal scrub, it’s a creamy formula, so it’s great for dry skin (and normal) and it contains simple, natural ingredients.the key ingredients are Frangipani, Oatmeal, and Vitamin E. so it’s great for hydration.

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after i get out of the shower, i love to do masks, this time i used The Face Shop Sebum Control Soothing Mask Sheet, it’s for oily skin, but when i came back, i had a pimple in my nose area, and my skin was kind of unbalanced and oily a bit, so it definitely helped. leaving the mask for 15 minutes, and taking it off.

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after massaging the mask residue of my face, i spray my beloved rosewater on my face, letting it soak in, and for my under eyes, i am currently trying out the Keihl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum, because Heidi Hamoud recommended it, and i actually saw the results myself. and then applying my magic all-natural face serum, which is just olive oil and rosewater mixed, and you’ve got a spa looking skin..i guess..!

And finally for the lips..

my lips needed an absolute hydration after i got back, because it got blue spots and flakes on it, (sorry, TMI!)

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starting out by applying Vaseline generously on my lips, and then taking a chunk of the Lush Popcorn Lip scrub (which tastes like heaven!) and exfoliating my lips in a circular motion, and leaving it for 10 minutes, and washing off.

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and finally, applying the Weleda lip balm, Weleda is an amazing brand, full of wellness, and i want to try even more products from them.

that finishes up our spa day, thank you so much for reading this post, i really hope you liked.

and btw, i’ll start my travel post tomorrow! see you next time.

Love, Shahad../

Empties! : Will I Purchase These Again?.

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Hello my beauties! Welcome back! i’m so sorry that i haven’t been posting that lately! but it’s finals right now! I will be finishing next Wednesday. so excited to be finished with school!

Anyways, today is my first Empties post! this is really exciting to see what have i accomplished by finishing up some products! it’s really satisfying!

let’s start off with Make up cause it’s got less products. Shall we?

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Starting off with Top Left to Bottom Right:-

1. Victoria’s Secret Lip pencil – Spice It Up: It was amazing! i’ve loved it, but it taste really bad, like i couldn’t take it. it was a bit creamy, but not that much. Will Purchase it again? maybe if i have finished my experience with Spice lip pencils.

2. Maybelline Falsies Volume Express – Black Drama: this is a cult favorite in my family, like everyone have had a lovely experience with this mascara! and i’m one of them. Will I purchase again? Too many makeup, Too little time.

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss – Toast To Shine: this is one of the first glosses i got when i just started my make up addiction. my sister got a 4 lipgloss kit from Duty Free. i was using it all the time, i loved it so much, to me it was like the perfect nude for my skin! Will i purchase it again? No, i’ve had a pleasant experience, but i wouldn’t do it again.

4. Revlon Lip Butter – Peach Parfait: This color was a total win! it was crazy amazing! i used to wear it, and get mighty complement on it. but, the glittery chunks in it that use to cling everywhere, was bothering me. So, i won’t purchase it again.

5. (Sample size) Lancôme Hypnose Star Mascara: It was such a pleasure to use this mascara, even my mom loved it when i used it on her! i mean, it’s Lancôme, it’s gotta be good. so, i might purchase a full size of it one day! I am sure of that.

6. Nyx Mega Shine Lipgloss – La~La : this was my first product from Nyx, and my favorite!! like it use to make my skin GLOW! So, if you’ve got Olive Skin (I am Talking Bourjois 55, MAC NC30) you should GET IT GIRL! IT IS WORTH IT! but i won’t purchase it again because (Too Many Makeup, Too Little Time!) .

Moving onto the Skin Care:

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(Sorry for the beat up container!)

Eskinol Avocado Facial Cleanser: It’s brilliant! like it’s great for your body too, it gets rid of odor, sometimes lightens dark spots, etc.. For the face: it’s great cause, it kind of works like a Bioderma, except don’t use this on your eyes, cause A.it won’t remove eye make up, and B.it will sting like a bitch! you will feel the burn!! but for the rest of your face, it could clean well, you it will make your skin feel fresh! i thought about repurchasing it, but ever since L’Oreal cleansing water came out, i’ve changed my mind! here is where you can find Eskinol Naturals if you are interested, i get mine at an herbalist though.

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Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser: This is the only cleanser that i’ve been using for years, and never had a problem with it. like, i have a Normal/Dry Skin, and it never dried my skin out, and it doesn’t burn if you get it inside your eyes, and i have always been cleaning my eyes with it. so i am absolutely sure that i will repurchase it.

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L’Oreal Hydra-Total 5 Normal: this is a holy grail for me, i repurchased it again and i will repurchase it afterwards, and i even recommend it to my sisters and they absolutely loved it. because, if you got dry skin, your skin will be hydrated and plump, and if you got oily skin, you won’t feel greasy, because it’s a gel-cream formula, so it feels like water rather than oil on the skin. it’s a never fail moisturizer, that i’ll even recommend it to my children, and my grandchildren, and my great grand grand grandchildren.

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VLCC Red Bearberry & Passion Fruit: First of all, i love this brand because it’s all-natural. VLCC is an Indian brand, that her product sort of under the name of “Natural Science” but i am assure you, it’s a great brand. Let’s talk about the cream, well it’s sort of a thick cream that is hard to blend, but it moisturizes, and it’s for face and body, so you can use it anywhere you want. the only thing i didn’t like, was the scent. it smells kind of cheap, which i hate to say. but that’s the truth! So, i won’t buy it again.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisturizer: So, i saw this near the cashier and it was for 15 SR and i thought i would interesting to try, and all i gotta say is DO NOT BUY IT! because i tried it once, and my face started flaking like i was a cockroach coming out of it old skin! (Yes, it was that disgusting!). So i would give it ¼ out of 10.

Let’s move on to perfumes, shall we?

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Betsy Johnson TooToo: I opened this bottle back in June 2014, and i got it when i was in Kuwait, and i think it was 50% off, which was an amazing deal! so, it’s kind Love it or Hate it scent, i kind felt confused about it, some people loved it, some people didn’t, but most people complemented the packaging, since it was kind of unusual! overall i think it’s a great perfume. but i wouldn’t repurchase it, cause i need to branch out a bit.

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The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Eau De Toilette: it’s definitely a clean scent, it’s very fresh, clean, watery in a way, so it’s more fresh than floral, and i use to wear it for school, since it had this light clean scent for the morning, i loved it, i think it’s an amazing morning, everyday scent. but i wouldn’t repurchase it either.

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Chanel Chance Eau Tendre : You might remember this fragrance from my birthday haul, so i go through fragrances more than water when i’m in school. but it is such, fresh floral-y, and a hint of fruity scent, it’s beautiful mix. now, i was gifted this perfume, but i would happily purchase it myself.

Okay, moving on to Body Products:

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Palmolive Aroma Therapy Morning Tonic Body Wash: Now, i love Palmolive, but when i got this, i thought it will have this energizing aroma with all the citrus-y scents in it. Actually, it smells like a dish washing soap. so, not gonna buy it again!

But i still love Palmolive as a brand.

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(Left) Jergens Cooling Sensation Lotion: This stuff is brilliant for the summer, it definitely got a cooling sensation, and it got a hint of fresh scent to it, totally buying it again.

(Right) Jergens Foot Cream: This is the only foot cream that i trust, it’s amazing. you definitely feel the difference after a couple of uses, plus it’s affordable. and i have already repurchase it, and i’ll continue repurchasing it.

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(Left) Creme 21 Crystal Diamonds Deodorant: I don’t have something to describe it with other than Ok! like it was a good deodorant, but didn’t really help on the days when i needed it the most, i use to mix it with other deodorant anyways. so i won’t buy it again.

(Middle) Rexona Women Shower Clean: This smells really clean, and i liked it but, it doesn’t really cover me up on the days that it needed to. so i won’t repurchase it again.

P.S. Another reason for me not to repurchase it is, I’m gradually starting to cut down aerosols, like those will be my last aerosol form deodorant. so i will basically exchange it with a stick form only. since i was using with sticks anyways.

(Right)Rexona Women Powder Dry: It’s awesome, i fell in love with Rexona’s sticks, they really stay put, and will last a really long time. but the Powder Dry scent, isn’t really pleasant, like you might hate this scent, it basically smells like a strong, intense baby powder scent. not a favorite. I might repurchase the stick but in the Shower Clean scent.

Moving on to the last portion of the empties, which is the mane!! (Hair)

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Starting off with what you’ll use in the shower..

(Left) Wella Pro Series Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner *Not Pictured* : Wella Pro Series line, has basically changed my hair life. like seriously, it’s the ultimate shampoo and conditioner line that i will always go back to. the Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, it’s really moisturizing, but there is absolutely no difference between all shampoos from the same line. I will surely repurchase the Well Pro Series Shampoos and Conditioners, but not necessarily this one right here.

(Right) TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo *Not Pictured* & Conditioner : I love TRESemmé, it’s one of my favorite brand, i can’t rave enough about their split ends leave-in conditioner, and i love the Keratin Smooth line, i noticed almost a difference, but i feel like it haven’t done any magical stuff more than Wella. even my sisters loved it, it’s amazing. And i will repurchase it again.

DSC_2670 (1024x681)(Left) L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Oil Replacement: It so good! the scent, the feeling you get after you put it on, it’s multi tasking. BUT i am not a person who loves Oil replacement. If you are, I highly recommend you should give this a try! it’s amazing, but i wouldn’t repurchase it again, maybe i will if i changed my mind.

(Right) L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil: MY HOLY GRAIL!! i repurchased it, and i will repurchase ’til the end of time. It’s just so good, you can never go wrong with this! It’s smells great, lightweight, hydrating, life change (that was an exaggeration, but almost true though!) and it’s multi-tasking. you can use as a treatment before the shower, you can use it as a heat protector after the shower, you can use it as frizz control-product. I will rave about this FOREVER, and still won’t do its justice.

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aerosols, as i told you i am trying to cut down aerosols, so i found it easy to replace the deodorants, and replace the dry shampoo with baby powder, but the hairspray is so hard to cut down (actually, it’s not that hard because, i RARELY do my hair with heat, like you count how many times i did my hair so easily. well, most of the times i straighten it, so i wouldn’t actually use a hairspray if i straighten my hair. let’s move to the products.

(Left) Batiste Dry Shampoo in Floral & Flirty Blush: it was good, the scent wasn’t my favorite, but it did its job!

(Right) L’Oreal Elnett Satin – Strong Hold (or that’s Supreme Hold?!) : it’s well-known hairspray, trying to cut it down, so if i didn’t do it, my sisters will.

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Saving the best for last!!

Beauty Formulas Avocado Oil Treatment Wax: my eldest sister recommend it for us, and when we bought it, tried it, it’s AMAZING! i think this brand is so underrated, like from the first use ever! my hair was so silky smooth! i just love it so much. and i will keep buying it until the end of time!!

You can buy B e a u t y Formulas right here. or you could just go on Drammock-int.co.uk.

that was it for my empties, sorry for the messy schedule, but you know it’s finals.

Thank you so much for reading this post, hopefully it was helpful.

Love, Shahad..//

REHAB.

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Hello my beauties, welcome back! so, remember about 2 Fridays ago, i wrote about what to do when you’re sick, right? well, of course, the sickness have to come to an end (THANK GOD!!) and it’s time to go and get your superhero suit on and continue your life wherever it had stopped! like, really, it’s time to get up! the nightmare is over!

1. GET CLEAN!

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This is the first step, to be refreshed, happy, and full of energy. just get in and relax and clean yourself, scrub away the dead skin, wash your body with a yummy scent to it, massage your hair with shampoo, apply deep conditioner. just relax and GET CLEAN.

2.Do Your Nails. 

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Go get some manicure, pedicure, cut them, shape them, do anything that make you feel satisfied about your nails, but most importantly, clean them up. I usually cut my nails after shower, cause your nails will be weaker post-shower. so, cutting them will make me feel clean again, and neat. but you do you.

3. Apply a Face Mask. 

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This particular mask is so good for your skin! it’s my favorite, The Body Shop Honey & Oat Mask. the honey will moisturize your skin, and the oat beads will kind of exfoliate your face, getting rid of any flakes of dead skin, and sometimes removes the excess oil from any pimples that may have popped out while you’re sick.

4.Moisturize. 

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Moisturize every inch of skin you have. This will not only replenish your skin after the war it have been through, but also will make your skin glowing. i personally love this cream from L’Occitane. it’s from the AMANDE range, it’s the Almond Milk Concentrate. it smells so yummy! and it moisturizes like nothing else.

5.Change Your Bedding. 

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Obviously, when you’re sick, you’re always in bed, and dead cells fall off everyday while we’re asleep. and bacteria and gross stuff come out, so in order to get everything clean, change your bedding, i promise you’ll feel fresh, and happy, and you won’t be sick afterwards (unless it’s the flu season again!). so, changing your bedding really helps.

6.Be Thankful.. 

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Being thankful, won’t let you take life for granted. seriously, when you’re thankful, the sun will rise again, when you’re thankful, the world will smile again, when you’re thankful, life will open its arms for you… so, be thankful.

Love, Shahad..//

When you’re sick..

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Hello beautiful people! it’s a double post week!! here’s a fact, i’m a person who gets spring allergies way too fast, like as soon as the spring have arrived, i get sick! so, this post is dedicated to my kind of people who get spring allergies every year! no, it’s just some basic tips from my personal experience, that i thought it really helped when i was sick! let move on to the tips shall we?

1.Stay hydrated (in every way possible!)..

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Body Hydration:

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A. Drink water like crazy! it will help nurture your inside, and it will affect positively on the outside!

B. Get Up! Take a shower! and moisturize your body, i promise you’ll feel much better! (and more flexible)

Face Hydration:

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i basically use these 2 products by mixing them, i just love this L’Oreal moisturizer, and i mix it with an all natural mix to make my own hydrating serum. (i’ll write a quick post on it soon.) but it helps a lot, and make your skin glow forever!

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Lip balms will save your life when you’re sick, apply them before you sleep and everything will be fine!

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& Saving the best for last, Vaseline will be you savior also, because it is such a multitasking moisturizing product, you can use it on your lips, your lashes, hands, feet, flakes on your skin (from blowing the shit out of your nose!)

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Since when we’re sick, we tend to blow our nose a lot, which can cause flaking, and i am going to show you how to stop your nose from flaking.

first thing to do is, i cut a cotton pad in half (calling for economy, people!!!) and wet it with a toner for dry and sensitive skin! and i just pat it (and not sweep it) on my nose (or any area got some flaking) and what the hydrating toner will do, it will balance the oil and dryness in that area making more hydrating by adding more hydrating properties (hopefully you understood what i’m saying!)

and next thing to do, is apply an eyecream, and what an eye cream will do, is it will renew the skin cells, since that what they do underneath your eyes to stop it from aging and getting wrinkles. and it will do the same for your nose.

Products mentioned: Nivea Soothing Toner + L’Oreal Revitalift Laser Renew/ Laser x3.

2. Keep a pack of tissues everywhere you go. 

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I always keep a pack of Kleenex as soon as i feel like getting sick. cause it’s a long way down the stairs to get just one sheet of tissue, that you know you’ll get rid of it 5 minutes later. especially when you’re sick. and keep the small pocket tissue everywhere, if you happen to go out and run errands and things.

3.Hot drinks might save your life when your sick. 

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Whether you love your tea, your coffee, anything that will make you happy, as long as it will keep you warm and relaxed. and since i’m more coffee, hot cocoa, milk drinker than tea; i will show you a recipe (it’s not a recipe, recipe is such big word!) anyways, how to make a hot chocolate milk, with a little caffine to wake you up!

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so basically, you just boil some milk (i poured 3/4 of the cup) and wait until there’s a lot of bubbles (cause that’s how i roll!)

seriously, i don’t have a specific time for the milk to heat up, i just watch it!

and then i put:

1 ½ tbsp of Nesquick cocoa powder.

1/2 tbsp of Nescafé Red Mug coffee blend.

2 sachets of sweetner (personal preference)

and that’s it basically.

So,if you happen to go out (like you have to face the world!) 

4.Make up is unnecessary but if you want to you check this post here

5.put on some perfume.

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It will definitely make you feel better about yourself and more confident. but you don’t have to go for the have perfumes, that will irritate your nose even more. you can go for lighter options like the eau du toilettes and body mists, if you want more cleaner scent i got The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus, and it’s so fresh and citrus-y, and if you like a sweeter scent, you got The Victoria’s Secret Love Spell, it’s more of fruity-floral scent.

6.Stay close to the ones you love.♥

it’s true though, when you’re with people that will keep you up and positive, you will always feel better, and when you’re with people you love. basically, the more positive you are, the faster you’ll heal, it’s all about meditation.

That was it for today’s post, i really hope you liked it, and thought it was helpful, and make sure you keep your eye out for tomorrow series of post that will go on the whole week! i am really excited for it. Thank you so much for reading and i’ll talk to you again very soon.

Love, Shahad..//

Quick Tip Post:- Easy Brush Cleaner (Spot Cleaning)..

DSC_2564 (1024x681) (1024x681)Welcome Back my beauties!! this week’s post is pretty quick, but hopefully helpful! now, when i first got this cleansing water, i knew it’s not for the eyes, cause it smells so strong, and when i tried it on the face it came out Oh-So-ABRASIVE!!! i didn’t like it, it’s way too strong for the skin (all skin types!).. but i thought if it’s abrasive on the skin it could clean up brushes, but of course, not deep cleaning! that’s for sure!

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all you need to do is just, wet a cotton pad (if it’s one brush!) and swirl the brush in circular motions and you’re done, almost clean brush!

Thank you so much for reading this post i really hope you liked it, i’m sorry it’s way too short, but hopefully i can write another post tomorrow, and next week i have a full week to write a series (it’s a surprise!)

again thank you so much for reading it and i will see you next time!

Love, Shahad..//

Dupe Alert:- Bioderma, Lancôme, L’Oreal.

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Hello angels, welcome back! Now, in the land of today, cleansing waters became widely known for being the best makeup remover that doesn’t irritate sensitive skins, and sensitive eyes, but some are better than some, and i’m here to show you, that not all some are actually better than some, and some are overrated. (that’s a lot of somes there!)

Now, each cleansing water i have tried is from a different price point, and i have tried it as a toner, and as makeup remover. and i’ll tell you about the prices for the packaging, the scent, the feeling, and everything i could possibly give about what a cleansing water could do for your skin. all tried the same method, with the same amount of makeup.

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starting off with the well-widely-known Bioderma, this has been a cult favorite since the invention of cleansing waters, and my sister raves about it all the time, saying that it is the only stuff she could use as a toner, and makeup remover, and she got a combination, acne-prone skin. i’ve normal-to-dry skin, and i am going to tell you with details by order.

Size:- 500 ml

Price Point:- Medium to expensive. (around 210 SAR for 500 ml)

How did it work?

As a Toner:- 

did it feel refreshing? Kind of, not much that it actually woke my skin up!

did it feel like my skin was clean? to be honest, Yes!

As a Make up remover? 

-did it take all of my make up off? There was a mascara leftovers. 

-did it feel like my skin was clean? No. 

P.S. this is just my personal experience, if you have been loving Bioderma for years, that’s awesome, you do you, i’m just telling people my experience, and what is my personal thoughts about it.

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this is a luxurious find, it’s Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur, it’s just a sample, i never thought that Lancome had a cleansing water, because luxury skin care brands aren’t ma thing!!! it kind of got a perfume-y scent if you are sensitive to perfumes and stuff.

Size:- and i mean real size varies from 6.8 oz (201.1 ml) to 13.5 oz (399.2 ml)

Price:- for 6.8 oz – 153.27 SAR (38.00 $) & for 13.5 oz – 205.7 SAR (51.00 $)

How did it work? 

As a Toner:- 

-did it feel refreshing? YES! 

did it feel like my skin was clean? Plain YES! 

P.S. i had flakes underneath my eyes that day, didn’t hydrate them. 😦

As a make up remover:-

did it take all my make up off? ALL OF IT!!

did it feel refreshing? yes.

-did it feel like my skin was clean? yes. 

Bonus: it was quite hydrating. 

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this probably what i would choose for the now, cause basically, you merge the good in Bioderma with the good in lancome put it in an affordable product and you got yourself heaven!! and actually, L’Oreal holds Lancome and brands like Bioderma (but not Bioderma!)

Size:- 200 ml

Price:- around £4.99 (it means around 28-30 and up SAR)

How did it work? 

As a Toner:- 

– did it feel refreshing? Yes. 

did it feel like my skin is clean? Yes. 

As a makeup remover:- 

did it take all of my makeup off? Yeah!! 

did it feel like my skin is clean? Yup! 

did it feel refreshing? Hell yeah! 

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At the end, it all leaves to preference. personally, if would go for one it would be L’Oreal, and if i had a bit more money, i would treat myself one day with Lancome one. but both of them are the same, basically!

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

Love, Shahad..//

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 ..

The Back To School Post.. (with tips!)

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So, you might got back to school already, but i’m going back to school next week, and i did finished the back to school items, which are nothing basically! but i still have some stuff left that i haven’t bought, but i can finish that in day! so, no worries! am i the only one who don’t worry going back to school, despite the fact that it SUCKS! but it’s okay i guess, i can handle it, i can survive..

anyways, today i’m going to talk about the simple guide of going back to school, and i’m sorry if i missed anything, i will do another post of the back to school guide. anyways, let’s start with what to wear (on a regular school days and not the first day of school)..

Shoes:

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i think that converse are the most comfortable to wear! Oxfords are cute too H&M have some really cool and affordable Oxfords, and you can wear flats, New Look have the cutest flats.. and also Topshop, Bershka, and so many affordable brands. and i’m going with Converse today, i’m going to give 2 ranges of prices, an affordable one and a mid-range prices.

For the affordable choice is New Look (it’s from the teen section) and i looked up at the site and it cost: £5.00 and it used to cost £9.00

and for the mid-range i chose Nike Free 5.0 and it costs about 456 SAR, and it can be a little expensive, but keep in mind that these will last you for almost 2 years and a half! yes, and you can wear it everyday! and it will last you that long!

 

okay moving on to bags/backpacks:

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i’m sorry i don’t really have an affordable choice for the backpacks, but i do know that New Look have a cute ones.

for the first fun backpack i have, the one on the right is from Borders, and it’s by the brand Paperchase and i got it last year, but the site have some amazing backpacks that you can get! and it lasted a long time! i used it around 1½ school year and it’s still going strong! so, they definitely worth the price..

and for the bag on the left it obviously (as it shown!) it’s an Adidas backpack, i loved the price of it! It costs 160 SAR which approximately costs around 42.6 USD, it’s quite similar in the price of the Paperchase one but (again!) they last you a long time!!

Let’s talk about Sweaters/Pullovers & Jackets: 

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For Sweaters/Pullovers i love, love, love H&M sweaters and pullovers, i think the material is quite good quality for a great price!

and for a mid-range sweaters i love American Eagle ones! i think that they are quite comfortable and also good material, with cute range of sweaters.

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and for the jackets, i think that New Look have some amazing ones with hoods! but i have a problem that the material can get old-looking with washing and stuff. but you can get away with that!

and for the mid-range, i absolutely love the Victoria’s Secret PINK ones! A. there is an amazing range of cute ones you can choose, B. the material is absolutely comfy, C. the fabric won’t look worn even if you washed it. so they worth the price! *thumbs up*

Moving on to Hair and going to give heatless hairstyle ideas for the days when you don’t want to get dressed, and if you happen to heat style your hair and get a little dressed, i’m gonna give you hairstyle ideas that are suitable with heat..

Heatless Hairstyle Ideas: 

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I am a huge braids girl, like side braid Katniss-inspired braid, i’m totally known for that basically. so i think that braids are the perfect hairstyle that doesn’t require heat! and it always add so much details to your look, braids are my go-to, which is everyday.

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if one day you want to feel a bit sophisticated without being pretentious, a messy updo is always the answer!

moving on to Hairstyle Ideas that require heat!:

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Half Up Half Down: you can never go wrong with the Half Up Half down look, it’s always flirty and sweet looking, and it keep you hair out of your face. you take some front pieces from the front and pin ’em back, or you can go with the typical Ariana Grande look, wear you can take half of your hair and wrap it up, and keep the rest of your hair down:)

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The Sleek Ponytail: i mean it’s sleek, it’s school appropriate, it’s sophisticated, it’s chic, and it will keep you hair out of your pretty face, and your neck so you won’t feel hot the whole time. and you’re going to feel bold like Iggy Azalea (BONUS!)

also, it’s quick and easy to do! (DOUBLE BONUS!!)

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The Messy Ponytail: MY FAVE!! i love this look so much! it’s so flattering on everyone, and i just love it so much! like i’m so excited, i don’t know what to say, other than it’s amazing and I LOVE IT!!

Moving on to Beauty & Hygiene:

Hygiene is part of beauty (a big part actually!) and it’s what makes you look and feel presentable when you are socializing in school because sometime, school can be your only real social life, so you better make the best out of it! by the natural beauty of human beings!

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one of the absolute main parts of hygiene (other than shower every other day and wash your body everyday!) is maintaining the body odor, and by that (again!) shower regularly, clean your body everyday, and use deodorant, and i like making a combo just to make sure that i smell okay for a long lasting time, cause sometimes (especially in school) one is not enough, because you raise your hands, high fives, and more gestures that can require raising you hands.

Now, the combo i use is Nivea Stress Protect, and Rexona Women Shower Clean with Long Lasting Protection.

the Nivea one isn’t actually protecting the stress but it does leave you underarm area smell good for a long time, i should definitely tell because it’s natural! i am the type of girl who tend to be sweat-prone, and i’ve sweat a lot in my life, and i can tell that it really helps with making your sweats smell good (i’m sorry if that was gross!) but seriously, it’s a great product at (what i just told you!) but it’s a shitty product for holding and protecting you from sweating when you’re stressed out because i know that last year i was so stressed for all exams, and assignment, other than personal problems that i have in school!

Okay, Rexona one is great as a complementary product to the first one! and it can act as finishing touch! (What the hell did i just said!?!) but you got my idea.. Hopefully! but it’s not a good product that can be used alone!

 

now let’s go to the more intimate and feminine side of the post, on how to keep your lady parts (aka vagina, sorry i had to do this) clean!:  Caution; Too Much Information Ahead (but important! you should read it!)

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obviously you need to change your underpants everyday, and also you wear the everyday tampons.. and what an everyday tampons are little tampons you wear on an everyday basis when you’re not on your period, and it will help to keep your vagina clean, and well.. fresh (i guess!), and of course we have other stuff (secretions, to be clear!) coming out of our vagina when we’re not on our period,the everyday tampon will prevent secretions from making odor down there. but you should have a clear idea that you need to change them everyday along with you panties.

I love, love, love these everyday tampons from Always, they have fresh sent to it (and it’s not a perfume, you won’t get irritated in that area, cause we all know that area is quite sensitive) and they come in cute packaging also, so when i first discovered them i used to smell them every single day before i put them on (TMI! sorry!!) but that’s a sign that it’s so good!

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as soon as i finish my period (aka the other secretions come out!) i go and take a shower, and a part of that is cleaning my lady parts, it’s really important to clean your vagina and take a shower as soon as you finish your period, that way it will get the excess rotten blood that’s on your vagina, and it will give you a healthy intimate life, and will prevent from getting vaginal disease, and i suggest using Carefree Sensitive because (again!) that area is quite sensitive.

and we are done with the hygiene section hopefully that was helpful! and if you want me to do a separate post about it, and talk about it in depth, please comment if you want to! okay? okay. (i’ve watched The Fault In Our Stars yesterday so.. feel me)

anyway, move on to make up and a tiny skincare tip..

let’s start with the skincare tip:

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You should wear sunscreen, and i suggest SPF 50 and up because you’ll spend a lot of time in school, and when you wear a higher SPF it will minimize the hours of reapplying, and i know fall and cold weather is coming up, but that doesn’t mean that the sun won’t be there!

moving on to the makeup:

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the type of make up i would wear to school is doing my brows and curling my lashes and that’s it, sometimes i would wear mascara, but most of the time i won’t wear make up (other than the brows) but i would curl my lashes and apply Vaseline to them and that will help give your lashes a glossy and darker and thicker effect, and it will help to grow and strengthen your lashes.

On The Go Make up tip:

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take a sample size mascara with you if you haven’t apply mascara, and in case you shed a tear and the curl fell, (i speak from a personal experience!).

DSC_1930 (1024x681)the last tip is stay hydrated and drink lot’s of water! because school can be exhausting! (i should take that advice myself because i suck at drinking water! i don’t drink it right!)..

anyways, thank you so much for reading! hope you found something helpfull out of it! and if you want me to do a first day of school make up post with tips let me know by commenting! and if you want me to create a post talking about lady parts hygiene and why it’s important also by commenting!

again, thank you so much for reading, hope you liked it, and i’ll talk to you later!

Love, Shahad ..