Fashion, Nails

#LongLastingLove ~ New Nail Colors from Essence Cosmetics

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I did a huge haul of a mix of things and i am still making up my mind on blogging about it or not but here are two things that I just had to write about because pretty nails, ha.

I didn’t go to Essence Cosmetics counter for a new nail polish in a while now and that’s just so unlike me. I always love picking up vibrant colors from them as their collection never disappoints. Life got just too hectic and I didn’t get much time to spend at the mall hence there hasn’t been an update but I went there a few weeks back and got my hands on these two.

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Now everyone here knows how much I love my blue nails and all that blue jazz but I made a little change this time. I decided to go for a pink shade. *who is this person?* I got Essence the Gel Nail Polish in shade #09 Lucky. It’s a gorgeous hot pink and is so flattering on the nails. The formula as usual has been amazing and one coat makes the nail opaque. I am very happy with this purchase.

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I tried checking out without getting a blue shade but how is that even possible?! I got Essence the Gel Nail Polish in shade #30 Let’s Get Lost – Oh, interesting name. 😀 It is a robin’s egg blue color. The formula for this one is good too. This shade looks a lot like Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra Britpop can be considered as its perfect dupe.

These colors are from their summer collection I believe, I am not sure, but they are hash tagged with Long Lasting Love. You guys need to head out to an Essence counter near you and check their collection because they have come out with a whole new range of colors and all of them are amazing. I have my eyes on the maroon and purple one. 😀

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Lately

Lately #15 ~ Monday Babblings

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Hie you guys!

How’s everyone doing? I hope everyone had a good weekend and start of the week. I wanted to do a serious post but then I got lazy and thought of doing a chatty one instead where I just share stuff that’s been going on with me. Well there hasn’t been much except me staying at home mostly and scrubbing the house clean all day errrdayy. In between all that there have been a few things that make me believe I have a life.

For starters I have got back into reading. I was in a reading slump but now it’s all good. I am going to pop a post tomorrow so watch this space. 😀

Music wise there are some songs I have been listening to on repeat. Pretty Little Liar’s soundtrack has been on fleek this season. They had such amazing tracks but Give Us a Little Love by Fallulah have been the best. Good For You by Selena Gomez ft. A$AP Rocky is another one of my favorite these days. I love how sexy Selena’s voice is in this song and A$AP’s part is super cool. One Direction came out with their new single Drag Me Down which is nice too. I saw the video and Louis looks *insert HUGE heart eye emoji* super love. I also gave a listen to Lana Del Rey’s single High By The Beach. It’s similar to all her other numbers but I still like it plus she looks fabulous in the video.

Fashion wise Dungarees are back in trend. *8 years old me is doing the happy dance in one right now* I love the causal/comfy look. I am all about that life lol. I can’t stop drooling over all the different styles and cuts. I am extremely tempted to order them all but momma can’t afford right now, kiddos, ha. xD My favorite has got to be mid thigh/above the ankle, side buttons and ripped ones. Ah, absolute dream.

Makeup wise I have been obsessed with the brand Bourjois. I have been swatching there product every now and then when I visit the mall and I am in love. Their blushers and velvet lipsticks/lip gloss has caught my fancy. Fragrance wise I can’t stop thinking about Victoria’s Secret body mists. I want to go there and say ‘one of each please’. One day I will do that.

In other news, I have been missing L a lot from Death Note. I might have an urge to rewatch the anime and movies. I have also been re-watching Friends (yes, I have that much time) and I feel like I will never love another show again now. Not for a while at least. *psst don’t tell Sheldon*

What have you guys been up to?! Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

~F x

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Accessories, Fashion

New Bag from Call It Spring + What’s Inside It~

I am a sucker for huge bags because I like to roam around with half my house in it. I am one of those people who are always ready for an emergency – an emergency that never happen lol. It’s not easy to carry the extra luggage all the time especially when you start noticing how much it is affecting your shoulders and spine. I decided to train myself with a small bag and let me tell you – I love it. *I can’t believe I just said that*

I bought this bag from Call It Spring in the winter but it’s only now I have started using it frequently. The Aztec pattern attracted me towards it. It was gorgeous and even though I was reluctant but I gave in and bought it. It was for RO 22 but there was a sale going on at that time so I got a good discount like about RO 14.

Even though it’s mini and pretty, my hoarder self doesn’t stop from filling it to the brim. It has just one compartment where I keep the basic contents like my wallet, cell phone, a portable charger (currently using Wintouch PB03 10000mAh which is amazing and works with all cell phones and cables), headphones, a mini lotion, and a mini scent.

It has a pocket inside with a zip. I keep a bit of makeup there whatever I am feeling in that moment. Mostly I keep a lip balm, eyeliner/kohl, pocket mirror, nail cutter and strip of Panadol. There are two more pockets opposite to it without any zipper. I keep tissue papers there. The pocket on the top store cotton buds for the sudden itch 😛 and that’s about it.

Love

~F x

Accessories, Fashion

The Perfect Golden Dial ~ Aldo Accessories

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 I spoke about my latest purchase from Aldo in Feb I guess! (Click here!) I found this gorgeous Golden dial with cursive numbers. It came with a set of 5 changeable straps and was for RO 16. It has three plain straps; Mint Green, White & Brown, and the other two straps are printed; Red Polka Dots & Floral. These are really pretty and go along with lots of clothes.

The durability of these straps isn’t that good especially the printed ones because they are made of cloth and even though I haven’t used it much but you can already see it has got threads coming out from the sides and is also coming undone. This was a huge disappointment. I am just being careful now while using them and would suggest that if you are buying a watch set from Aldo or from anywhere really make sure to have a thorough look through at the material of the straps.

I won’t say I am disappointed with the purchase because I really am not. The options are great and they look really pretty on the wrist. I would just wish they do better with the quality the next time around!

Ciao~

F x

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Fragrance, Wishlist

My Current Fragrance Wish List~

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I love to purchase a good perfume every now on then. Mine used to last quite a while previously but now I finish a bottle way too quickly. I made this wish list because these are a few I would love to have right now. This is not my ultimate list but someday I will write one. I just need to hoard more perfumes before that 😉

I am a huge fan of Victoria’s Secret Body Mists and I have been using Bombshell in Bloom and Angel Gold from a while and totally love them. I would love to get my hands on the perfumes now. While Bombshell in Bloom’s packaging is cute and girlish which goes well with its floral scent, Angel Gold’s packaging is sexy as the bottle has wings at the back. It smells of musk and sandalwood. Don’t be put off before you give it a sniff. I know you would fall in love too. 😉

The Body Shop Forbidden Flower Eau de Toilette is a limited edition fragrance that I am dying to purchase. It is not your usual light floral smell from The Body Shop. This one is a bit strong more masculine one. Definitely something that is up my street. And time name – it’s to die for. ❤

I recently tried YSL Black Opium and now I cannot stop thinking about it. A very sultry smelling perfume that costs about RO 54.600 or something; damn expensive but would be so worth it.

Carolina Herrera VIP 212 would be more of a repurchase. I love how strong and unique it smells. I kind of want to make it a staple in my fragrance collection. I tried their new edition but didn’t like it one bit. Classics are forever I guess.

~F x

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Fragrance

My Favorite Victoria’s Secret Body Mists ❤

My Fav VS Body Mists

I was compiling a list of perfumes for an upcoming post when inspiration hit me and I decided to share some of my favorite body mists from Victoria’s Secret. Body Mists are lighter than perfumes but are still worth having. I like Victoria’s Secret body mist more because they come in travel friendly size. I always have one of these in my bag every time I go out. I bought three a few months back and have been using them a lot in rotation and there is still so much to go.

All of these mists have a sexy smell to them. Bombshell in Bloom was the first one I started using. It has a floral smell that is girlish/flirtish sort. I fell in love with it on first sniff – definitely the one to have in your collection for summer. Angel Gold has a musk filled sandalwood kind of tone. It was the last one I started using because I wasn’t sure if I liked it that much but now it’s all I use – perfect for evenings out. Night is what love at first sight would feel like I am sure. As per VS it smells like ‘fruity notes, exotic florals, dark woods and sultry musks’, do I really need to add more? If you buy just one mist then make sure it is Night because it’s all you will ever need.

Have a good weekend ya’ll!

Love,

~F x

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Lately

Lately #13

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1- Currently Reading

I got my hands on Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (Blogger/Youtuber Zoella). A friend got it for me from Pakistan. It is not available in Oman for now. So far I have read a couple of chapters and I am reading it in Zoe’s voice, ha. I can’t wait to read more and give you guys a review! Very glad I got a copy because I was dying of curiosity. All my favorite bloggers are coming out with their books and it’s so exciting. This community is thriving and I am so proud of being a part of it. 🙂

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2- Testing Testing

I don’t like to experiment with chocolates because I am a forever Galaxy and Cadbury girl (with except of Patchi and Starbucks) but I tried Lindt Swiss Dark Chocolate this week and it was quite good. It tasted like Starbuck’s Dark Chocolate and I guess I will probably repurchase it (quite a lot from now). I would love to try other flavors too from Lindt so if you have any favorites do leave them in the comments below. 🙂

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3- Red Lips

I can’t deny it anymore; Red Lips is my most favorite thing in the whole world. I can’t stop trying Red lipsticks from every makeup counter. I love them all and I want them all. Recent favorites include Bobbi Brown Hollywood Red, MAC Ruby Woo and MAC Cherry Lip Pencil. For now, I am wearing my Maybelline Red Lady lipstick nonstop. Red Lips are just my kinda thing.

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4- Kurta Obsession

Now this is a complete South Asian thing. There is a Pakistani clothes brand called Khaadi. It’s very popular and kinda high-end. They have come out with some really nice Kurtas and I am dying to fly off to Lahore and buy myself the whole shop. A friend got me one and I still didn’t get my hands on it but as soon as I do I shall keep you guys posted on how lovely it is in real.

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5- New on Finger

I don’t really think anyone would know about it but I recently got a ring with a transparent stone called ‘Durr e Najaf’. It’s related to Islamic history and I do not know much other than that Hazrat Ali (R.A.) used to wear this stone on his finger. I love it. It’s absolutely gorgeous and ever since I got it, I didn’t take it off. They say it wards off troubles. Let’s hope that’s true. 🙂

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6- Room

I am getting a little crazy with the idea of redoing my room completely. For now it doesn’t seem anything like me unless you count my bookshelf in. I am thinking of doing some home ware hauls and just get my room to look more like me. I am thinking of wall frames, wall shelves, some candles and more books. I can start with a new and bigger bookshelf and a study table that goes with my furniture. Also, packing away some unwanted items for now would be great too. Anybody has any suggestions please let me know in the comments below. I need to make a Pinterest board.

Have a good weekend y’ll!

Love,

~Fatima ❤

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Accessories, Fashion

New on Wrist~

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My search for a golden dial watch came to an end couple of weeks ago when I was in Aldo browsing its aisle of pretty accessories. I loved the huge mild golden dial it had and the gorgeous Mint strap was such an added bonus because lately I have been loving all things mint. The numbers are in cursive style which is oh so lovely. This dial is my dream come true. ❤

This dial came with four more changeable straps, all of the equally pretty. So far I have just used the Mint one but do expect a post about them all in the coming days. I would like to add, even though the durability of these straps is not that good but they do look pretty on the arm.

Love,

Fatima~

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Hair Care

Dreamin’ In A Haze of Blue

Just trying to be a little dramatic with the title up there, lol.

I have had my fair share of experiment with (not-anymore) luscious locks. I have dyed it and tried different hair cuts. It’s been a few years now I haven’t done anything with it because I have ruined my hair and am trying to take care of it and get it back to normal if not in the best condition. However that doesn’t stop me from bugging my Hairdresser by asking ridiculous questions and requests as well. Recently I have been denied the request of dyeing my hair Blue. He just won’t budge about it because 1- It’s difficult to get the kind of blue I want and 2- my hair is still in a horrible condition. He doesn’t want to risk it.

So today I am going to let you guys in on a secret – how I want my hair to be cut and dyed as soon as possible.

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I have always had medium length hair but never short so I am dying – like literally dying – to cut them real short. So either a short bob, really chopped hair or an extremely cute pixie cut is what I’ll be aiming for.

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I want to dye them blue because it is my favorite color and because I want to – ‘nuf said.

Ahh, these pictures are making me lose my head. I can’t wait to cut and dye my hair now. 😦

Have a good day, y’all!

Love,

~Fx

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Catch-up Posts

CATCH-UP POST #11

Round up of the first two weeks of 2015 is here. It was a book heavy kind of two weeks because I wanted to go back to how I started the blog – by writing about books and sharing my favorite quotes. Have a quick read through! 🙂

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1- Note to Self – 2015 – More of a reminder note for myself throughout 2015

2- A BIT OF SHOPPING #4 ~ First Ever Shopping From MAC + Building A Basic Brushes Collection – Shopping from MAC was such an amazing experience, haha. Love the brushes I bought.

3- Full English Breakfast at D’Arcy’s Kitchen & The Usual – I like myself some fancy breakfast every now and then. What better place to go than D’Arcy’s Kitchen. See this for some foodgasm. 😀

4- BOOK REVIEW ~ The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu – My most recommended book. A must read for teenage girls and just girls of all age.

5- Light Reads ~ An Angel for Emily by Jude Deveraux – Light reading is my favorite thing. I picked up this book to share with you all if you prefer reading light too.

6- New In Closet~ – A new year, a new hand bag, ha!!

7- Book Quotes ~ The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak – I recently got done with The Forty Rules of Love. I am glad to present some of my favorite quotes from the book. Hope you enjoy going through them! 🙂

Have a good weekend y’all!

Love,

~F x

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