Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Body Shop Beauty Loot

Hello there! 

It's been awhile since I've done a product review. 

I was quite a bit busy and was not able to catch up with the writing. 

Anyhow, here's a quick recap of the products that I discovered recently from The Body Shop. 

1) Seaweed Line 

I heart Seaweed!
I loved this facial scrub.

Actually, I was about to buy the one from a bit pricey brand since I have a love of breakouts and blemishes lately but it so happened that they don't have a stall in the mall that I had recently gone to.

The best option that I have is The Body Shop.

After using this scrub, you will really feel that your face is squeaky clean.

As for the clay mask, I can only say the same thing.

I use it every week and it did help me manage my breakouts.

The price is at QAR 90 to 130 as far as I can remember for each so I can say that it is of midrange price but they also last.

I have these for almost 3 months now so they deserved two thumbs up.

2) Fresh Sorbet Blush  

Blush. Blush. Blush. 
I grabbed these when my friend and I had gone for coffee. 

Priced at QAR 15, these are great finds. 

They are super pigmented and I think it should be used on a freshly moisturized, bare face and not on top of the foundation. 

3) Vitamin E Overnight Serum 

Vitamin E Serum 
This serum is actually a gift from a friend. 

I've tried some oils and serums but so far this one is the best. 

I normally put it before I go to bed and after the first use, I already observed that my skin is more supple and brightened a bit. 

Also, a few drops goes a long way so thumbs up for this one too. 

Do you have any recent beauty finds? 


Monday, February 27, 2017

Be Happy. Be Positive.


Recently, I discovered Xandria Ooi's videos and believe me, they were really quite helpful.

You know, I am not the most positive person, am trying my best to be one. 

I've had my bad days and quite a lot of mood swings, depressed moments. 

Listening to positive videos and encouraging things are now part of my daily routine. 

Whenever I feel demotivated, I would listen to Steve Jobs Stanford speech or to The Top Ten Rules for Success of Gordon Ramsay or Jack Ma. 

Like how the cliche goes, no one can help you but yourself.

I love how Xandra's videos are so amazingly put together: short, simple and straight to the point. 

Watch them! 

It will definitely change your outlook and will also invite the positive energy.




Thursday, February 23, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Green Day


Chilly days are so welcome!

It has been raining for the past two days now. Oh, and the weather is still fab.

Time to rock in my jacket.

Got this Green Jacket from Splash last year and am loving my Green Stans too!






Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dressing Simply

It has been months since I started with Project 333.

To be honest, it was quite a challenge.

I am someone who wants to match the shoes with the bag or the bag with the clothes, etc.

Yes, I may not seem like it but I used to be like that!

Then, I was hooked on Instagram and discovered a whole new world of people living with a few things and are happy and content, and to be honest, they are even more fashionable in my opinion!

Months back, my friend and I gathered all of our unused, barely worn clothes and sold them off, some we had donated and given away.  

Imagine having a closet full of clothes but wearing only half of them most of the time.

Recently, I had cleaned up my closet again and this time I had included my husband’s.

I ended up with bags of clothes again.

I had ceased clothes shopping for some time since I was on a Shopping Ban and I give myself a thumbs up and high fives as I only bought a knit jumper and a cardigan for this winter season and I survived!

That’s a great achievement for me.

Let me tell you how I managed/am managing so far and the lessons I have learned along the way.

I find someone/people to look up to.

My friend told me about Project 333 then I searched it in Instagram.

There I found Courtney of Be More with Less and right away, I headed to my room and listed down my 33 items – it was tough!

The process of adding then removing, then adding some items again is tedious. Haha

The Effortless Closet, Lee Vosburgh and Sustainably Chic are amongst my favorites in Instagram.

Marie Kondo is also on top of my list.

If you don’t need/like it, loose it.

To tell you honestly, I had some clothes that are just collecting dust in my closet: the winter jacket I bought during sale from Mango is still unworn after 3 years; the blue dress I got from Marks and Spencer is also still unworn; my Aldo green heels and ankle boots were worn at most thrice; some shirts I bought during the sale from Mango and Zara are still with tags.

I used to have a whole lot of makeup: eyeshadows, makeup palettes, lipsticks, lotions, moisturizers, etc.

I got rid of most of them, given them away and kept only the ones that I really need.

The lesson is to not buy anything that you don’t need or you don’t like.

It does not mean that you need it just because it is on sale. 

Be creative and discover your personal style.

I prefer clothes that I am comfortable in: not too tight but not too sloppy; I don’t want to follow the trend.

I now look for clothes that will survive this ever-changing world in the sense of fashion.

Don’t be afraid to wear the same things over and over again.

Learn the art of mixing and matching.

Invest in the good things.

It is always best to buy clothes/bags that will last rather than buying cheap ones that get worn out easily.

Be wary of those items on sale. Focus and don’t get distracted by the red tags.

It takes a lot of courage and discipline to stick to it but I must say you have to give it a try.

Nowadays, dressing simply makes me happier – I have lesser things to organize, more time to enjoy the things I like/have to do!

Let me leave you with this quote.



Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017



2016 is over, just like that!

It was a tough year but, hey, that's what life is all about.

So I am welcoming 2017 with the warmest hug I can give and the biggest smile I can do!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NYX Loot



I am one lucky and happy gal when I had finally managed to go to City Lifestyle (Yes, sorry for my kababawan, but that's what I am) - and to think that Centrepoint is just a stone's throw away from our place. Haha.

I've been looking for this soft matte lip creme in Transylvania for ages!

Actually, I found it in the Philippines when I had gone to SM Megamall last May but I found it too pricey in Php.

The shade in Copenhagen is also creating such a buzz but I don't want to buy both yet as I want to try it first - need to know if my lips won't be too dry.

I've tried LA Girl but then my lips were so chapped.

With NYX's, it was the opposite and therefore, definitely, I am coming back for more.

It put up with me through the day even after I had liquids like coffee and water.

It did bleed out during the latter part maybe because I did not use a lip liner - that I'll have to try later but overall, I love it!

Same goes for the Wonder Pencil that I am using as an eyeliner.

It gives an instant brightening effect on the eyes.

As for the eyebrow powder, I am quite satisfied too.

I do not have a great pair of brows - they are thick with some sparse area and are not alike so I've decided to let them grow and will have them professionally shaped and trimmed.

The liquid foundation though is a let down.

It became a bit sticky and I am shining everywhere - it does not match well with my skin type so I think I will have to go back to my True Match Foundation.

Well, it's still a great loot after all. I am such a big fan of the brand and am also looking forward on my next visit since they have most of the products now.