Wednesday, 30 October 2013

7 deadly sins of beauty TAG

I've been requested to do tag posts every now and then, this was one of the tags requested so I thought WHY NOT? Haha, enjoy.

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

Most inexpensive will have to be my MUA products which cost around a £1 each (lipsticks, eyshadows and blushers mainly). Most expensive... hmmm I'm not sure, it'll either be my Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation which costs around £36/£38 or a big Artist Colour palette by Sephora, and my Emma Hardie cleanser (£34).

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? 
Dark lipstick shades, I'm only just coming to terms with getting out of my 'nude' lip phase. I'm a big fan of nudes and neutrals when it comes to makeup!

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products? 

My Lush lip scrubs, YUMMY! Best thing is that they're made of sugar and are edible :D

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness? 

Highlighter, every single time. 

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Probably foundation.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex? 

Respectful, easy-going and understanding.

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

The Urban Decay Naked 2 palette :3

Monday, 28 October 2013

The Beauty Box Boutique Reveiw

I was sent a few pretty items from The Beauty Box Boutique who are an instagram shop that sell accessories and some makeup items. Here are the stuff I was sent and my ideas on them.

Aren't their items really pretty? I'm loving the replica YSL rings and red pashmina, very beautiful and vibrant.

To check out this company follow them on:

Instagram: @thebeautybox_boutique

Or email them at:

Bathroom Hair Care

Since changing up the products I use on my hair in the bath and testing out many products I've been meaning to write a blog post about it, I will try my best not to go into any visual descriptions as I am a covered woman. 

Firstly, I just want to mention that over the past year due to hair dyes my hair lost the moisture it had, it became very dry and I had a lot of split ends. When I went to Lebanon this summer I got a Brazilian Keratin treatment done which REALLY improved the well-being of my hair but I found there was still that dryness and and dandruff. I've always used Tresemme products; from my shampoo to my conditioner to my hair mask and hair oil. But I never found any improvements when using these products, in fact I felt that my hair became worse. I started trying out different hair masks and eventually gave up conditioner, replacing it with a hair mask instead. I think that was the best choice I ever made, I found that any conditioner I used only continued to give me dandruff - but when using a hair mask instead dandruff was completely eliminated and my hair began to improve. This hair mask that I'm talking about is the John Freida Frizz-Ease Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque (phew what a long name). Honestly this is my HG hair product, I don't think I can ever live without it again. I then proceeded to switch my Tresemme shampoos to Frizz-Ease shampoos (currently using 'Straight Ahead' and the Hydrating shampoo). And honestly I can say that my hair has become so so healthy looking, glowing and so easy to manage. I'm a very satisfied John Freida customer!

As you can tell I'm well stocked up!

You can purchase all products mentioned at either Boots or Superdrug in the UK.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Ethnicity TAG ~

I've decided to start doing fun tags now and then, beginning with the Ethnicity tag! Enjoy :) and if you have any other tags or different posts then let me know by commenting or emailing me via the contact form on your right.

What is your Ethnicity?
I am originally half Lebanese and half Brazilian. My mother is Lebanese (with Syrian and Lebanese ancestry) and my father is Brazilian (with Spanish/Portuguese/Brazilian ancestry).

When was the last time you visited your country?
The last time I visited Lebanon was less than two months ago, however I haven't been to Brazil since I was two/three years old but I do plan to go very soon.

Name one ethnic food you enjoy the most.
Lebanese food: mashawi, Lebanese barbecue including baba ghannouj and hummous and tabbouleh.

Brazilian food: My grandmother's banana cake and feijao (a sort of bean stew with meat and a side of rice).

Name one household item that best represents your culture.
Lebanon: this was a really hard one! But I've settled with ma3moul molds, ma3moul is a special stuffed biscuit/dessert usually made in Eid. There is usually a mold used to get a certain shape and design.

Brazil: a painting done by my Brazilian aunt of sunset on the beach with palm trees (there's a photo of this on Instagram). And also a crochet tissue holder.

What part of your country are you from?
Lebanon: Tripoli
Brazil: São Paulo

What song reminds you of your country?
Hahaha this was a fun one to do!
Lebanon: I chose this song because it was being played 24/7 in Lebanon this summer, it's such a funny song that reminds me of good times -

Brazil: This is a song that never gets old -

Can you speak the language of your ethnicity?
Arabic: Yes very fluently.
Portuguese: No, only very basic words but I understand better than I speak.