Catch-up Posts

CATCH-UP POST #10

Hie Guys!

Today is my first post for 2015. I hope you all had a fun start. I wanted to do a catch up post and round up for 2014 last week’s articles before I start off blogging from tomorrow. Here’s it all:

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1- FASHION ~ Printed Tights – I did a fashion post about some printed pants I bough recently. I am usually a plain tights girl but these were hard to resist.

2- Red Nails for Christmas – I was super bumped because I had an extremely busy December at work and couldn’t go out to buy a tree and be part of the festivities. To compensate, I bought the redest red nail color.

3- REVIEW ~ The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask – The best face mask I have tried in a long while. A must read review and a must buy product.

4- First Ever Cosmetic Haul Review – Do you remember I did a drugstore haul in January 2014? I didn’t get a chance to do a review about it until recently, ha.

5- 2014 in review – WordPress made an overview for my blog this year. Have a look and let me know what you thought about it. 🙂

6- 2014 Favorites 🙂  – The best of the best of 2014 for me. My favorite posts and linked here. Do give it a read.

That’s it for today. I will see you guys in my next post. Have a good dayy! 🙂

Love,

~F x

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Red Nails for Christmas

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Hello Guys!!

Last few days had been extremely busy. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas I really wanted to put up a tree this year. Sadly that didn’t happen and to cheer myself up I planned to dip my nails in the most Red nail color I could find. My choice you ask? Rimmel Rock N Roll.

My last red nail polish dried off and I’ve needed a new bottle from a while now. Red nails are my absolute favorite. After browsing Carrefour’s beauty section for a while I found Rimmel Salon Pro Kate Moss 703 Rock N Roll. I tried it on my nails and I knew it was going in my basket. It is a deep red with shocking pink undertone and is extremely bright on the nails. More like neon red. I loved the effect.

Rock N Roll has the standard Rimmel Salon Pro packaging which I find extremely cool. It has the usual thick glossy formula that goes on so well and just one coating is enough. I love Rimmel nail brushes as they are quite broad and can cover a complete nail in just one swipe hence making the applying process effortless for people who struggle with it (I am trying to say Me).

Now I wouldn’t say Rock N Roll is one of my favorite polishes because the moment it starts chipping the shocking pink undertone is extremely visible and looks trashy. I however will continue to use it until I find a better red nail polish. If you guys have any suggestions leave them in the comments below. I will be thankful. 🙂

Love,

~F x

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NOTD ~ Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra 713 Britpop

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If you’ve been following me from the very start you would know about my obsession with color Blue. I love Blue and all its shade. It is the most attractive color to me. I picked up Britpop assuming it was exactly like an unlabeled Tiffany Blue nail color I had. It was similar but not exactly alike.

Britpop is a neon tiffany blue. It is extremely bright and can put the spotlight right on your fingers the moment you apply it. It stands out really. I have worn it with neutral and monochrome clothes and it looks super. It doesn’t go with bright colors though as far as I have experimented.

Rimmel makes some of the best nail polishes I would say. Their Salon Pro Lycra range is of extremely high quality. The nail polish brush is broad enough to cover the whole finger in one sweep. The formula is thick requiring only one coat to make the nails opaque. What I love the most about Rimmel nail polishes is their color. If it’s a British blue; it is that color to a T and if it is Red – it is the proper red. I can’t wait to buy more colors from Rimmel. They are right up my street.

What is your favorite shade by Rimmel?

Love,

~F x

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Catch-up Posts

CATCH-UP POST #6

This week has been quite random. It is all sorted now and from next week you will see a proper organization in posts again. 🙂

Catching up this week we have:

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1- Lately #6 – Lately post of last week.

2- Living The Starbucks Life – My life as a Starbucks addict, what drinks I like ordering the most and drinks I try.

 3- MOVIE REVIEW ~ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Went for Mockingjay on the weekend and wrote a review on it. Rest assured there are no spoilers included in this review.

4- NOTD ~ Off To Miami by Essence – New nail polish love. ^_^ A mix of Peach and Salmon. Absolute favorite.

5- SKINCARE ~ A Lesson Learned The Hard Way – Pimples and Blemishes talk/note.

6- Lately #7 – This week’s Lately post.

Ciao

~F x

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NOTD ~ Off To Miami by Essence

*Effortlessly gorgeous nails alert!!*

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I just can’t get enough of Essence it seems. I have bought yet another nail polish from them and this one is a massive favorite. 109 Off to Miami is a peachy salmon color that goes on your nail effortlessly, dries off real quick and last for eons. Honestly. The formal is extremely superb.

I have been reaching out for Off to Miami so much these days. It is just the perfect color to wear in this confused weather where we are not sure whether it is summer, autumn, spring or winter out there or all four of them at once. It suits all skin tones and goes well with neutral colored dresses as well as colorful ones. You don’t need to change your nail color for the evening *woop woop*

I’ve been getting quite a lot of compliments on it and people often ask which nail polish I am wearing. It’s such a fabulous feeling, ha. Essence nail polishes range impresses me yet again. Can’t wait to go back and purchase another gorgeous shade.

What do you think of Essence Nail Polish range? Do you like this color? Do let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Love,

~F x

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Beauty

My Pamper Routine

One thing I like watching on YouTube is ‘Pamper Time’ videos. I love the whole idea of a good pamper session to refresh oneself after a stressful week or two. I usually don’t get much time to do a complete session because I am either too busy procrastinating or am rushing from one thing to another without a minute’s break. Yes, it is really that crazy in my part of the world, ha. I have however come up with a good routine that I would like to share with you guys.

Now a lot of people like to do their skincare routine first and do the bathing later. I prefer to do it the other way around. I have a reason for it. I am always trying to save time (for no apparent reason other than to gain more time for procrastination) and hence am always multitasking.

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We don’t have a bathtub in our new house like the last one unfortunately but I make showering fun still by trying different products. Hair in a bun, I soak my body first. Taking Marks & Spencer Aloe Vera Exfoliating Body Scrub, I start scrubbing from my toes to my shoulders. The scrub is gentle but does the job of properly exfoliating the body. The fragrance Aloe Vera is refreshing and makes the scrubbing part fun. After scrubbing, I shower and pick between The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel and The Body Shop White Musk Shower Gel (it’s an instantaneous decision because I am all about that life) and give myself a quick wash.

Next, I unleash my mane from the bun and shampoo it with Pantene Pro v Classic Care. Then I towel dry my hair lightly, apply L’Oreal Elvive Total Repair Serum in Mask to the length and avoid the roots. I go for the mask right after shampoo because it works as a conditioner too hence saving me the time. As instructed, I wait for two to three minutes before I wash it off. I towel dry it lightly again.

Body towel clad and hair wrapped in a towel above the head, I start with my face next. I begin with cleansing by taking The Body Shop Cucumber Milk Cleanser and applying it all over my face and neck. The cleanser has a soothing and calming effect to the skin. After it is done breaking off any makeup, oils or impurities, I wash it by splashing water. Not a fan of muslin towels yet. Then I exfoliate my face using YC Whitening Facial Scrub with Avocado extracts.

Once done, I change into my comfy clothes and let my hair lose. Securing the front hair by a clip, I take The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask and spread it evenly on my face and leave it to dry. In the mean time, I am either dancing (read Jumping) to one of my favorite songs or picking one of my Essence Cosmetics nail polish and painting my nails. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes and by that time my mask is ready to wash off. I follow it by applying Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid, a staple in my skincare routine, and applying Vaseline Fresh Aloe Body Lotion to my legs and arms. It soaks in real quick and gives a tingly feeling, ha.

To finish off my pamper session I watch a few episodes of any TV series I am watching or continue dancing (again read Jumping) or by fixing myself a snack. 😀

What is your pamper time routine? Let me know if you have done a similar post. 🙂

~F x

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Nail Polish ~ That’s What I Mint by Essence

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I don’t usually buy nail polishes from a good brand unless there is a color I love and doubt I’d ever find anywhere else. I came across Essence in Sultan Center in Qurum last year. I wasn’t sure if I would like it as I haven’t heard of it before and because I visit TSC once a year I don’t remember seeing Essence’s booth there before. I came home and did a little internet research about the brand and their products and liked them instantly. Another factor that I loved about Essence was how affordable all their products were. Their nail polishes start from RO 1 which is cheaper than what we get from exhibitions, which are considered the epitome of cheap rates here, and often times the quality of nail polishes isn’t that good.

I saw That’s What I Mint on an Instagram blogger’s profile, Lisa (link here), and knew right away I wanted it. Summer is either about super bright colors or soothing pastel shades, according to me. I listed this nail polish in my Summer Wishlist #1 (link here) too and I am happy to say I ticked this off my list. 🙂

That’s What I Mint is a very light shade of mint which actually looks like a mix of pale blue and white. It has a cooling effect and looks super nice in day time as well as night. It goes well with vibrant colored dresses like red, plum, yellow and orange, and gives a pop of color to dress in black and grey.

I must say it is one of my favorite nail polishes and I have been wearing it quite a lot ever since I bought it. The quality is beyond what I had expected at such a price. I just had to apply it once to get a flawless coat. It lasted on my nails for three days without chipping once and be assured I had been doing the dishes, laundry, packing and all sorts of work. The shine did not go either and looked like I had just applied it. What more can a girl ask for? ❤

Are you an Essence nail polish fan? What is your favorite shade?

Love,

Fam xx

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#NailsOfTheDay

Hello Y’ll!!

Hope everyone is having an amazing time enjoying the start of Spring.

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Love this quote ❤

This might turn out to be the quickest post ever but i wanted to share some of the latest shades of nail color I have been rocking these previous weeks.

1- Grey

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This color has become my favorite ever since i put it on two days before a conference i had to attend. I did remove it the next day and reapplied it for the conference and was complimented by several people. The Taupe color of my wallet really brings out its beauty so now we have an idea which color outfit would look lovely with grey 😉

2- Purple

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This shade of Purple, trust me, is an EYEGASM!!! It so beautiful you can not stop looking at it. It goes so well with pastel colored outfits. Looks stunning and is such an attention grabber. ❤

3- Blood Red

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No nail color collection is ever complete without a little red in it. I bring you my blood red nails. I love them. period.

4- Navy Blue

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Some of you might already know I am obsessed with color Blue. For a change i shifted from tiffany/aqua blue to a darker shade, Navy Blue. I got this one from NYX from their Matte nail polish collection. I love the matte effect. Its super sober.

Hope you guys enjoyed this mini post.

Till next time, take care, be good and do good.

Love,

Fam ❤

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Tiffany Blue Nails

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In the beginning of 2013, when my nail polish craze resurfaced and I finally thought to buy some, this was the first color I bought. I had already spent a lot previous year on expensive nail polishes which just sat on my dresser never being used. This time I wanted to act a little smart and experiment around to see which color suits me and if I would really use them on a daily basis. I thought of buying polishes from the exhibitions where they sell them on a cheaper rate (which actually is not true if compared to Center Point).

I got this polish for like OR 2. It is a Robin Egg blue or more commonly known as Tiffany Blue. My God, this one nail polish has stuck with me throughout 2013 without getting dry or ruined. It does not belong to any established brand but its quality is pretty okay. I have used it so much that it’s a miracle it did not run out still.

Blue is my favorite color and Tiffany Blue is just love, and seeing how much I have used it, I will probably be going to Inglot soon to get me a proper bottle of the same color. I hope I do find it there.

What is your favorite nail polish color? Which brand do you prefer to get your polishes from? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. 🙂

Much Love ❤

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Nameless Nail Polish Bottle xD

Random picture of my colored thumb nail on a Subway Chocolate Chip Cookie!! xD
Random picture of my colored thumb nail on a Subway Chocolate Chip Cookie!! xD