Manicure Monday! Sally Hansen Swatches





Absolutely loving the new shades from Sally Hansen's "Xtreme Wear" - Very Springy!

See a couple of swatches below and make sure to follow me on Instagram for a swatch every Monday!

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Bare It All

Tickled Pink



Rimmel Mascara Review - Wake Me Up


This mascara has quickly become one of my favorites! It gives a good volume and length from two coats, doesn’t run or smudge, and really gives you that “awake” look. However, two negative things about it can be that it doesn’t give crazy volumed lashes making it wearable only for a day and natural look and another thing that I don’t like is the packaging and how it gets smudgy!

White Room Spa - Blow Bar


I was recently invited to review the hair services at The White Room spa in the Marina plaza


Two things that made me intrigued about this Salon: Location & Price!

Location: 
Not located in a mall where it is always busy and you have to walk by different stores and end up going in to spend a lot of money (Yes, Sephora, I’m talking about you!) yet it is located next to a mall making it easy to lead the cab or in my case.. myself.

Price: 
65 AED for a blow-dry! Any style.. Any hair type.. Any hair length.. Where do you find that in Dubai?! The cheapest I’ve found was in Tecom for 85 AED but they have a round of a Tug&War game during my hair wash.. 

Onto the actual service and atmosphere! 
The girls there were very friendly and welcoming and they listen to exactly what you want unlike so many salons in the UAE and also you can pick from a menu of disney princesses hairstyles (how cute is that?!) I went for Belle because.. you know.. Beauty and the Beast all the way!




One thing I didn’t like about that place is the lack of entertainment.. I wish they had an iPad or something that had a few shows because I literally fell asleep (I mean I was tired from work too.. but still). 

I also did a crazy thing.. I bought a membership card for 5 blow-dries for 256 AED which made each blow-dry almost 50 AED! How’s that for convenient?! Definitely perfect for women on the go! 

I will try and review more services from them! But for now, Blow dries in their Marina Plaza branch is a must-try and make sure you ask for Shilpa!

Conturing made easier - WOW by Wojooh






Conturing is now made easier thanks to WOW by Wojooh's full kit ranging from industry strength concealers, to bronzing/highlighting creamy palette, to brushes. What I love about this brand is that it created the whole makeup range whilst keeping in mind the middle eastern woman! The colors tend to highlight arabian beauty and the quality withstands our lovely lovely summers :) Have you tried anything from WOW by Wojooh? Feel free to check out my recent nail polish review here

Make Up For Ever - Step 1 Primers



So MUFE recently launched a primers program that suits different needs and wants; all these primers serve a certain purpose as well as makes your face a smoother canvas that makes your makeup application better with longer lasting results. From the many primers, I got to try out the main four which are:

Nourishing Primer
The nourishing primer has a serum-like formula that has a cooling effect on the face

Hydrating Primer
The hydrating primer has a light and creamy formula that hydrates your face. It definitely keeps your face moisturized and makes your makeup (foundation, concealer..etc) easily blendable

Smoothing Primer
This little tube right here feels more is a dupe for Benefit’s Porefessional with the formula being very similar to it as well as the effect and smell 

Mattifying Primer 
I felt that the mattifying is somewhat similar to the smoothing primer but more blend-able. This primer is perfect for those who want to spend the entire day out with their makeup on and get the least “oily effect” 


Swatches below!




Hydrating - Nourishing - Mattyfying - Smoothing

La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche by Guerlain

La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche is a green floral fragrance with a light, fresh, and sparkling. 

The fragrance opens with mandarin with the perfume then transfusing into a rosy bloom with fruity notes. A yummy hint of pistachio offers an indispensable touch as it finally ends with white musk and patchouli. This perfume isn’t very long lasting but perfect for a "sun-kissed" feeling.

RC Paradiso

This perfume is now surprisingly one of my faves! Why surprisingly? I am used to Cavalli's perfumes being very heavy and not really my style but this one is different! This one is great because it is floral but at the same time has a woody scent. It opens with citrus notes, blends with jasmine and ends with warm woody accords. The perfume is very pretty as well with intricate designs and a beautiful edged jewel-like bottle.

What's your favorite bottle at the moment?

Gucci! Diamond Ltd edition!

I recently got to try the newest perfume release by Gucci! The diamond edition! Both men's and women's bottles are encrusted with crystals to appear as diamonds leaving the bottle (and perfume) with a seductive feel to it!

The women's perfume is an Eau De Toilette with a base note of amber and patchouli, middle notes are made of lilac and cardamom and pink pepper as the top note.

As for the men's perfume, although it is an Eau De Toilette too, yet it is strong and much more fresh than the women's one (always thought it should be the other way around?). This little beauty opens with notes of italian lemon, mandarin, green leaves and pink pepper. The heart is made of lavender, coriander, orange blossoms, and neroli with a base of cedar and patchouli.

What's the most recent perfume you've tried?