Thoughts & Reflections

2015 Favorites~

2015 favs

It’s time for yearly favorites *yay* I don’t do monthly favorites so I had almost forgotten about this year’s favorite post too. So glad I read it over at some other blogs and realized I have enough time to squeeze in a post before 2015 is over.

I believe 2015 went by in a blur and I didn’t get a chance to try out much stuff but when I started looking back at old posts to gather my favorites I was amazed. Damn there was a lot. Without further delay let’s get started.

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2015 Beauty Favs

~Beauty~

I realize beauty wise I got around to using quite a bunch of stuff. I got to use two different foundations, different eyeliners, lips, mascaras and what not. Below are my favorites.

Liner – I am still stuck on my Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in 01 Darkest Black. I’ve had it since 2014 and it’s still going strong for me.

Mascara – Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl has got to be the one for me. Perfect effect without crisping the eyelashes, what else does one want?

Foundation – Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hr Nude Finish Foundation because it saved me through the horrendous summer we had this year. Thank you, Rimmel, I am forever in debt.

Lip Liner – MAC Beet

Lipstick – MAC Ruby Woo

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2015 Skincare Fav

~Skincare~

I’ve been very bad with the whole skincare department this year. I am just glad I picked up The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment as it had helped a lot with blemishes.

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~Fragrance~

Spritz wise Victoria’s Secret – Secret Escape Body Mist has been my bae this year and I doubt I will be falling out of love with this one anytime soon.

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2015 Books Fav

~Book~

I’ve been failing miserably at completing my goodreads challenge this year but I’ve got a few days in my hand and I hoping I’ll get it done in time. This year there has been just one book that I’ve wanted to reach out again and time again – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I loved it so much. I am linking my review of it so you can read me cry more about it in a detailed post. (CLICK HERE!!) My second favorite was All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, but I haven’t done a review yet so I was thinking to save it for 2016. Oh well. I am highly recommending these two to everyone I know that includes you too.

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That’s about it, guys. I will see you in my next post very soon! 🙂

Much Love,

~F x

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People I know

Bloggers Day Out

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Hello fellas!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was mighty fine and not the usual staying at home kind. I got done with a lot of errands *cough* shopping *cough* and got a chance to meet some friends. There is one special thing I did this weekend. I meet a fellow blogger – Hunaina from The Peppy Potato. We are good friends but thought to do a ‘Bloggers Day Out’ kind of thing lol.

Hunaina is a Muscat based Beauty, Health and Lifestyle blogger. She writes some of the most informative articles that I have ever come across. There are Do’s & Don’ts, beauty reviews and a lot of DIY beauty stuff. She is fairly new but every post of her is worth reading (and following). Head over to her blog and show her some love, people! ❤

We met on Friday over lunch. First we sat and talked nonstop for an hour or so catching up and all that. Then we had lunch at Santino’s Pizza. Hunaina ordered a slice of Cheese Pizza and Potato wedges and I ordered a slice of Tandoori Chicken Pizza and wings. Once done with lunch, we did a spot of shopping at Victoria’s Secret because why the heck not. This is what bloggers do when they are together. We ended the day at Starbucks *typical*. I ordered a Caramel Frappuccino and Hunaina had a Vanilla Mocha Frappuccino.

Halfway through our convos we realized our choices and tastes are poles apart but concluded that we should meet often, ha. We had a fun day and now let’s see when we plan to meet next. 🙂

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Fragrance

The Love-At-First-Sniff Kind of Fragrance~

Victoria’s Secret does an amazing job when it comes to fragrances. Their collection is always filled with girly floral and fruity smells that are both sweet and sexy. I love browsing through VS aisles and smelling all of them. My favorite part however is purchasing them of course. 😉

I tend to get obsessed with a certain fragrance from time to time. The most recent one is Victoria Secret’s Secret Escape. I have categorized it as love-at-first-sniff kind. It has Freesia and Guava flower undertones and has the sweetest smell. It also has Aloe Vera and chamomile that helps keeps the skin smooth and soft. I am absolutely in love with it and this is all I have been spritzing from a couple of months now so much that I am almost done with this bottle. I will definitely be repurchasing it because it is one fragrance I will miss the most on my dresser if I don’t get it soon.

What is your favorite fragrance from Victoria’s Secret or in general? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

~F x

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Fragrance, Wishlist

My Current Fragrance Wish List~

Perfume wishlist

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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A Bit of Shopping

A BIT OF SHOPPING #2

Hieee Guyss!!

I have recently discovered I can’t be left alone in the mall with my wallet for even five minutes. I have become a shopaholic. Yes, I do tend to think (read over-think) and contemplate a million times before I buy something (and later sometimes regret why I bought it) but I’d still shop.

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I went to buy myself a pair of trainers last month and I have no idea how this all happened (VS had a really good offer I had to avail it of course!! He he) Following are some things that’s been on my wishlist from a really long time.

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1- Trainers

I’ve been looking for a pair of gorgeous but sturdy shoes that would be compatible with workout as well as walking/running/jogging. I’ve been obsessed about the idea of owning a pair of Nike so I gave in and got myself these Air Free 5.0. Best thing about these, they can be worn with casual clothing as well.  Expensive as hell but I do hope these last me a really long time.

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2- Foundation

Foundation is such an important part of a person’s makeup. I previously owned Maybelline 24hr Superstay foundation in a shade that didn’t go with my complexion. I actually picked it in a wrong shade. I didn’t wanted to go back and buy the same one in another complexion because 1) I wasn’t satisfied with its application and 2) I wanted to try something else and then came Bobbi Brown. I bought the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Sand 2.5. I am totally in love with it. It is so light on the skin and really lasts a long time. A detailed review will be up soon in the coming weeks so look out for that! 🙂

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3- Scent

With my Cabotine and CH 212 VIP almost ending, I am looking for new perfumes. I think body mists is such a good idea as they are cheaper than the perfume and come handy in making a decision if you want to buy a certain perfume. I am in love with Bombshell in Bloom and want to be certain if I want to buy the perfume hence taking the body mist on a test drive, ha. Angel smells equally nice. To me it smells like Jimmy Choo Flash. Not sure if I want to buy Angel perfume but Bombshell in Bloom is definitely making it to my wishlist.

(The offer  was too good. Buy one body mist and get the  other free. It’s a permanent offer here in Oman. Its on the big bottles too. The variety is superb)

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4- Face Powder

I lost my beloved unbranded pressed powder while we were shifting. It was my absolute favorite and now it was time to replace it. I picked up Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 01. Let me be honest with you. The crown on the powder is the reason I bought it. I love crowns/tiaras. (I sound like Amy from The Big Bang Theory here)

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5- Candles

Giving scented candles a go. I actually like the pot and oil thing more but candles are easier lol. Got this from Lifestyle in Lavender and I would just say I am rather disappointed. The smell is too faint and unless and until you are sitting too close to the candle, you can’t really smell it. I think I will stick to Adore. Adore is a little more in price but so worth it.

That’s all there is to the haul. I hope you had fun going through the post.

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Love,

F x

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