Adventurous.

Hello beautiful people, I am kind of nervous to write this because, I don’t know what kind of feedback I might recieve, but a little disclaimer that, this my point of view, and if you feel like I have inspired you; that would make me the happiest person in this world.

Now, It’s been a long time since I wanted to write an inspirational post, basically one of the reasons I launched this blog. but I kind of lost my inspirational self along the years.

So, what made me write this post is a certain situations where it made me realize that some people get the idea of adventure wrong.

I love to travel, to experience different things, but being in a conservative family, of course that won’t happen a lot, since I only travel with my parents, plus I’m underage.

one time, I told my mom that my adventurous self is being held, and that I’m not free (as a joke of course!) and my sister laughed way too hard and said: “YOU?! adventurous?”. so, my sister’s definition of adventure is the life of a party, doing things your parents won’t approve to, smoking, doing all things wrong. whatever else is shit.. but it’s not.

and another time one of my older sisters, know a girl (personally) that (I am NOT judging here) lives the way that not many parents approve to. but she only talks to a certain type of people. like the good looking; men and women. and they called her as “fun” person. Although I also know this girl personally, and she’s kind of lovely, but being fun is not about doing all things wrong.

and did you know that I’ve had many failing experiences in trying to be rebellious, but as I told you; I failed. I wanted to be like my sisters and my cousins; rebellious, but I couldn’t, not because I’m coward or anything, because I like to have nothing to hide. plus, I’m really genuine. and like you might call me a goodie-goodie but I don’t care; I won’t try hard to be rebellious anymore. haha.

My point is, you don’t have to do something rebellious to call yourself Adventurous. You don’t have to do illegal things to call yourself Adventurous. You don’t have to live the life of a party (while you don’t like it) to call yourself Adventurous. You won’t believe how I felt so pressured because everyone my age and older, have done so many rebellious things, and I only did a few. I sort of felt like a grandma.

don’t get me wrong, I am NOT a saint, I’ve done countless of shitty things. like, you don’t even know! haha!

only 2 weeks ago I found out I’m not as rebellious as the rest, and I will never be. but that what makes me who I am; Shahad. Not to lie, I kind of felt bad to find that out about myself haha.

Now, I’ve been to parties, and I’ve done bad things, and I found out that this world is not for me.

If that is not the definition of adventure; what IS the definition of adventure?..

The definition of adventure (from my point of view) is living life with no limits; I’m not talking the wrong limits; no! I am talking about something that I always try to do.. Is to NEVER STOP LEARNING.. Even if it’s useless, something non-realistic, something that won’t help with real life, everything you learn will help you with your life, even the least piece of fact you know, might help you someday, so never stop learning.

The second point is, LOVE EVERYONE. we all feel some kind of relativity when we read those memes about hating people for no reason; I do that all the time. You don’t have to love as in LOVE people. just think positively towards people; people are much nicer now than years ago when you were in middle school, or high school, or even in elementary. If you see something nice about someone tell them, you’re making their day, YES there’s some people who mistake being nice for flirting, but who cares?! It’s what you feel afterwards that matters! the point is to BE NICE. Talk to everyone, not certain people. this is living the life with no limits. No limits to hobbies, no limits to learning, no limits to people. Travel as long as you can, go to countries that not many people no about, it’s fun! trust me.

This post is for the people who doesn’t like the rebellious life, and feels pressured to be one. and who doesn’t like the life of a party but feels pressured to live it.

If you like that life? Girl, you do what you love, love what you do. you do you, I’ll be doing me; and everyone will be happy. No judging, no hard feelings.

P.S. It’s okay to do something wrong every once in a while to add some Adrenaline in your life. I do that.

And also, try new things, like for example if never partied before, go ahead and try it; you may love it, you may hate it. no pressure.

So, that was it, I really hope you guys liked this post, it’s kind of new for me. please note that I’m not judging anyone here, everyone got a certain point of view. It’s just people who have a different opinion than me on being adventurous; sometimes they only think that doing something wrong is an adventure; SOME people. And as for people like me; who are not really much of a rebels, feel pressured sometimes; especially my age 16-17. where we want to grow up and be reasonable adults, but we still wanna have fun (any kind of it.)

Thank you so much for reading this post, and I’ll see you next time.

Please be nice, this is my first time. I could take the constructive criticism, but be nice.

Love, Shahad..//

Empties vol.2 : Will I purchase these again?!

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Hello beauties!! welcome back !! It has been two weeks since I posted something, I haven’t posted anything last Friday because it was my sister’s bachelor party, and let me tell ya, I had the time of my life!! It was fun as HELL !! anyways, let’s move onto the empties, so welcome to the second part of my empties, my first one was in May, and now it’s December, so it’s been like 7 months (OMG!!) this time the products are more, there’s around 30 products, so i have categorized them in the photos so i won’t hibernate after taking them.

So, I’m gonna start with cleansers..

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(from left to right) 

Nivea Gentle Face Cleanser: This is a cream cleanser for dry skinned people, it’s actually really good for hydrating your skin if you have dry skin, so i would actually recommend it, if you’re cream cleanser type of person.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser: I finished this and another sample bottle, I actually got a lot of Kiehl’s samples when i was in Paris. So, I really like this cleanser, it does the job well, but I won’t purchase the full size of it, cause there’s a lot better drugstore cleansers on the market.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Brightening Cleanser: This one I  liked the most, because it definitely made my face feel so fresh, plus it got some sparkles inside the bottle, so I really like this cleanser, and it’s the type that I’ll repurchase.

 

Okay, moving on to other skin care products,..

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Garnier Makeup Remover Milk: This one is also for dry skin, and as it says on the bottle, it got rose extract, although i bought 2 bottles of this back in the day, i feel like now i didn’t like it that much, there was definitely much better products on the market, i didn’t repurchase, and i don’t think i will in the future.

L’Oreal Hydra Total 5 Gel-cream: This one is my second bottle, and i recommended it to my sister, and she loved it. If I didn’t bought another moisturizer, i would’ve bought it for the third time 🙂

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale: obviously won’t purchase the full size, cause i’m too young for that, but this is such a great serum for the face, plus it smells heavenly, and makes your skin looks and feels so good.

And since we still talking about the face, let’s talk makeup!! ..

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB: I got the shade Medium, and my thoughts on it would be “It’s ok” basically, it’s not bad, and it’s not great, i just didn’t like the fact that when you blend it out, it almost seems like nothing. the coverage didn’t really speak to my soul. and there’s definitely things better on the market, but that just my opinion.

Boutjois Healthy Mix Foundation: absolutely amazing foundation, I feel like if i’m done experimenting, i would probably go back to it, because it’s really good, it has been treating me well when i was using it, it’s satin-natural finish from what i tried, but it’s one of the best drugstore foundations, it’s actually my first foundation ever.

Victoria’s Secret Glossy Tint: I got this wayyy back in 2013 when the VSFS just aired and i was obsessed with their makeup look, and Candice Swanepoel. so i discovered that they used this in the show (the shade is Boudoir Pink) along with a color that  i don’t remember the shade’s name, but this is like a light, sheer everyday nude pink color, and i liked it, but i won’t repurchase it, actually it’s discontinue. so, thank god i don’t like it that much, and not many people go crazy for VS makeup.

L’Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim: I didn’t like it AT ALL!! like i only swatched it once, and it dried out completely, and i was carefully closing it, and try to keep it fresh and all, but it’s not great. although so many Youtube gurus recommend it, but i had a different experience with it. To me, it’s crap.

moving on to hair products, starting off with hair masks..

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these two hair masks are super affordable, especially here in SA. you can find them in supermarkets, herbalists, everywhere, and they’re not pricey at all.

Schwarzkopf Bonawell Apricot Oil & Pro Vitamin B5: this has been setting in my drawer for months, and i felt like it needs some love, so i tried it; i liked it, i recommend it, but i won’t repurchase it, maybe because i feel like there’s a whole lot better products on the market, but if you feel like trying something new without the risk, this one won’t let you down.

Silver Moon First Aid Doctor for Hair: this is such a great mask, i highly recommend it if you can find it, the consistency is thicker than the Beauty Formulas Avocado Oil treatment in my first empties post, but the result is the same, which i find it great.

it’s time for leave-in conditioners…

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Sunsilk x Ouidad Leave in conditioner: it’s really good, smells great, it’s the thickest leave in conditioner I’ve ever used consistency wise, and i really like it, and i highly recommend it for curly haired babes, cause it makes the curl less frizzy, shiny, and nourished.

Wella Pro Series Leave in balm for colored hair: it’s a spray form, didn’t do any harm or good for me, i didn’t like it, the fact that it’s a spray irritated me, so glad it’s over.

moving on to hair serums..

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L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil: finished my second bottle, and on my way finishing my third one. I just LOVE this serum.

Garnier Fructis Split-Ends Damage: it’s really good, but nothing replaces L’Oreal’s serum in my heart ❤

Okay, let’s talk body products..

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Dream Lotion: this lotion supposed to be my mom’s, but she gave it to me, and i was stuck with it until i finished it up. now the delivery system sucks, the cream itself way too runny, and the smell is not that great, i mean the perfume smelled really nice, but when it came to the lotion, i wouldn’t recommend it that much.

Fair & White Paris Serum Exclusive Whitenizer w/ Vitamin C: the whole review on it is right here .

L’Occitane Amande Milk Concentrate: Remember when i got this on my birthday back in January, and I showed it in a Birthday Haul. Well, now it’s empty, i would ABSOLUTELY repurchase, are you kidding me!! this is so good, and i love L’Occitane, this was a major success!! and i highly recommend it! !

Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss mini lotion: B&BW have definitely improved their products, formula and packaging, so i bought the Dark Kiss lotion, it smelled so yummy, but i won’t repurchase it again, because i like trying new scents (I used to be a signature scent type of girl, but i’m not anymore).

and then going for random but important things for the body..

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Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Body Wash: i felt like buying this was useless, because the scent didn’t linger on my skin, this is actually came in minis set of (body wash, lotion, and body mist) but i always had problem with body wash scents lingering on my body, so the idea of buying a body wash matching to my lotion, is a waste of money for me. would not repurchase it.

Rexona Women Cotton Dry deodorant stick: I love Rexona’s deodorant sticks, they really do the job, but the cotton scent wasn’t really great, so i discovered the Bamboo scent (the green one) it smells so good, i’m happy that i found the scent that i like in Rexona. because i really like the deodorants, but i hated the available scents, now i have something that i like.

Nivea Stress Protect deodorant roll-on: it’s ok, like it’s really liquid-y , so you need time before wearing something and i don’t really have much time in the morning, plus it doesn’t last for long, and i’m a “sweaty” girl. i need help most of the time. and this product doesn’t help as much as Rexona’s.

the last thing i’m going to talk about is perfumes, that i finished up..

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The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Body Mist: It smells fresh, and nice, i recommend it for a light, fresh, everyday, morning scent, but since i like trying new things, i won’t repurchase it.

Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi Hair Perfume: this is absolutely amazing for the hair, and it lingers, and it’s not harmful, plus it’s so luxurious. now, this little bottle lasted me 10 months and i used them almost every time i take a shower, meaning twice a week, plus my sisters used it with me. so this little bottle does last for long. not only you use it on your hair, but you can use it on your body by mixing it with your lotion. it’s custom scent, you choose what suits, i don’t remember the name, but i asked for a floral-y, french eau de parfum scent. I bought my second one recently.

Giorgio Armani Si: this is the cutest sample ever, i love samples that look exactly like the full bottle, and the scent is so yummy, and i may buy the full bottle, maybe not, who knows, but i really like it.

Acqua Di Parma Gelsomino Nobile eau de parfum: finished 2 samples of these, (although i got the full size one) but they gave me a whole bunch of samples when i was in Paris (check the full Paris beauty haul). and this scent is such a heavenly scent, i will repurchase it, and i highly recommend it to everyone, it smells the yummiest, and i got so many compliments when i wear this.

Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile eau de parfum: this one smells really light and fresh, more fresh flower-y than the Gelsomino Nobile, but it’s really beautiful and i recommend it.

Acqua Di Parma Nobile Gelsomino eau de toilette: same great scent, but lighter, due it’s name eau de toilette.

 

Okay, finally; it took 2 weeks to finish it, sorry i’ll be away for a bit, cause i finals the next 2 weeks, and they will be hectic.

I really hope you liked this post, thank you so much for reading, and i’ll see you hopefully very soon..

Love, Shahad..//

 

 

Paris Fashion Haul.

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hello my beauties! welcome back! i promise this is the last Paris related post but i have to do this.

the reason i did this really late, is because one of the things i got the zipper was broken, so i had to get the zipper changed.

okay, now one of things on a girl bucket list is to shop in Paris, and i did it!!

let’s start with clothing and move on with accessorize.

the first store i went was Zara..

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and the first thing that caught my eyes, is this Khaki long shirt, it’s chic, trendy, i love khaki colors, and it’s classy.

it was also available in White, Black, and i think Navy! but i had to get it in the khaki color.

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Since i always get tops, dresses, i thought why not pick a bottom! so i got this culotte, i feel like i never had something like this, so i got it! and it’s a neutral color so it looks chic!

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the last thing i got from Zara, is this top, which is great as an everyday wear. and i love some contrast and color block and mixing textures for my everyday tops.

and the next stop was H&M and i only got one thing, that i had to go up and down the store looking for it.

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it’s this top, as i was walking down the streets i saw it on a mannequin on a window, and i fell in LOVE! and i felt like “that top is mine!!” and i am so glad that i got it!!

moving on to accessorize..

and i got some stuff from H&M while i was there..

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i love this necklace because it’s so versatile and i wear gold a lot, and i can layer it with anything.
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this “each ear is different” type of earrings won my heart over! especially the arrow pair ❤

DSC_2708 (1024x681)and i need those are for school, (i already used one to section off my hair, and i lost it 😦 )

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and the last thing i got is this chevron, black, white, and (maybe mirror, maybe gold?!) phone case, and i love it,and it seems like everyone i meet likes it, since i get some compliments on it too.

and then i went to Accessorize.

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and i got these lovely babies, aren’t they gorgeous?!! they’re mesmerizing!!
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and i got this 2 pack necklaces, and it’s totally my style, stones and geometric-y shapes. and layering!

DSC_2713 (1024x681)and when i saw this i knew it was mine! a flash tattoo, that has henna shapes, like really?? i had to get this!! i’ve been obsessed with mandalas lately! i’m addicted!

Love, Shahad../

Ramadan Event.

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Hello beauties! welcome back! so, today i want to take on sneak peek into the Ramadan Event that was hosted in our house by my eldest sister,it was for my nephews. i’m not explain to you what it is, because it’s a long explanation, that only people who used to do it in the past knows about it! and all you Arab viewers knows about it! but i’m gonna tell you about the little details, such as games, or whatever!

it had..

-a dessert table. (with candies from back in the days, and Arabian desserts)

-a Camel Party game. (the one where you stick the tail! you know what i mean?!)

-a Dinner table. (with some of the traditional Arabic main courses and entrées )

-a Henna for kids.

and now, i’ll leave you with the pictures..

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and that’s it for the pictures! and just so you know, i appreciate all religions and they’re holidays and events, so please respect mine, i just want to show you a part of my life, and show you an Arabian themed gathering.

Love, Shahad../

Bailly-Romainvilliers: Marriot Vacation Club

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Hello my beauties welcome back! so, i wanted to talk to you about heaven.. Marriot Vacation Club, it’s an amazing place where they give you villa for your family, it’s an amazing place. we went there for DisneyLand for one day but ended up extending one extra day, to enjoy the place. i’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

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

Love, Shahad../

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../

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!)..

DSC_2624 (1024x681)basically, when you’re sick, your whole body is dry, not just you face skin, every part of your body will be dry. so here’s some more tips.

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..//