The Beauty Tag

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First of all I want to apologize for disappearing this long from blogging, I’ve been sick and for some reason medicine weren’t that effective. Thankfully I’m fine now and I’m so happy that I’m back to my blog.

I’ve been tagged by the beautiful Michala to do this beauty tag, it’s been a while since I did those tags so I thought it would be fun to post.

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
yes, a vanilla scented lip-gloss and I remember it was in a tube container. It was unnaturally shiny but I thought I looked cool.
 
2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
One that separates lashes and give them more volume and length. I would say Too Faced Better Than Sex and also L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara are my current favorites.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

Medium or light, I don’t mind showing my face imperfections.

4. Favourite high end brand?
Kat Von D

5. What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

Nars, Jeffree Star, Morphe .. Probably more but I can’t think them now
 
6. Favourite drugstore brand?
Definitely NYX.

7. Do you wear false lashes?

Not always, only on special occasions.
 
8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I don’t mind going out without makeup actually.
 

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
I’m not sure about this, I don’t think I have one

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there, or get lots of goodies at once?
Honestly it’s once in a while because I like staying on what I’m more used to so I buy if that product finishes. Also I receive plenty in Glossybox.

11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

 I spend not freely but insanely … guilty.

12. Do you utilize coupons, reward cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

 We don’t really get much of that in shops, except for Shukran points if that counts.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
Depends on what catches my eyes, I wouldn’t say I have one specific item. 

 

14. Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand?
Herbal Essence hair products, I tried multiple shampoos even conditioners but it always made my hair more frizzy more messy more dry.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics, like parabens or sulfates?

 Not really, I tried recently TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo that claims it has less Sulfates. The only difference I noticed is that it doesn’t bubble like normal shampoos but has the same effect and outcome anyway.

16. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

 Not really, it depends on what I want. Some stores sell that brand some don’t.

17. Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine?
Yes, this is why I subscribed to Glossybox. They send out brands I never heard or or tried before so I’m always excited to try them out.

18. Favorite bath and body brand?
Bath and Body Works

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

This is hard. I can’t …

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Kat Von D for sure

21. Which celebrity always have great makeup?
Blake Lively, her look is always so effortless and I love how she keeps it natural.

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22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

Not really, I’m not that DEEPLY into makeup.

23. 5 Favorite beauty gurus?
Like I said before I’m not that into makeup to follow beauty gurus, I guess I can say it’s not in my interests list.

24. Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains?

Yeah I wouldn’t mind using them but they aren’t a priority to me.

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Honestly, can you ever do a perfect line on both eyes in one go ? I don’t think so.

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Nope.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

I don’t wash my hair daily so when I do wash my hair, obviously I’ll use shampoo then conditioner and sometimes hair mask. After that, while it’s damp I use an oil on the ends.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

I don’t really use concealer so foundation. 

29. Would you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Not really, like I said it’s not one of my interests and I feel I teach myself how to do makeup the way I’m comfortable in doing.

30. What do you love about makeup?

I guess it’s always nice to have an option to enhance your look.

I Tag:

Anyone who wishes to do this tag.

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Glossybox – January 2018

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I wanted to post this earlier but I’ve been scheduling posts in the past two weeks trying to give the post topics more variety and also I wanted some time to use the products that was sent out if I can notice any difference.

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Steve Laurant – Dusty Rose Lip Tint

At first I was a bit intimidated seeing “lip gloss” because the last time I wore a lip gloss was back when I was a teenager and I was afraid it’ll been like those old super shiny lip glosses, see how old fashioned I am ? Thankfully I was wrong and it turned out to be a really nice pink almost natural, I used it after applying liquid lipsticks using my finger and it gave my lips a subtle shine as if my lips were smooth. I love it, it can be used as a cream blush as well since it blends so well.

Theorie – Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum

I think I mentioned before that I love getting hair products, and this came in a perfect time since the serum I was using just finished. I wish it came in a larger size since I have a very thick hair so 10ml isn’t exactly enough for me. It helps protecting your hair from heat and also adds shine which I noticed.

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Dr Botanicals – Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

I’m all for the “100% Natural” label, it makes me feel safe of the stuff I put on my skin. Honestly I was afraid it would be thick in consistency since it was an oil substance but it was the complete opposite, it’s very light, smells really nice and it got absorbed quickly.

Lumene Lahde – Pure Dew Drops Hydrating Eye Gel

Lately I haven’t been sleeping well so it shows in my eyes as it gets puffy and dark circles began to appear. It was the perfect time to test this product, so per directions written I used it after cleaning my face couple of times now and I felt that cold sensation under my eyes which feels really refreshing.

Buxom – Big Tease Plumping Mascara

I’m a certified Mascara hoarder, seeing mascaras excites me. If you’re looking for lash separation, great volume and length, this is the mascara for you. It’s amazing I absolutely love it, too bad it’s such a small size.

Overall, loving every product in this box specially the lip tint and mascara.

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Games to Revisit: Assassin’s Creed II

Let me thank Lise for inspiring this post.

To those who don’t know me well … I’M OBSESSED WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED.

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Assassin’s Creed II is a 2009 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the second major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, a sequel to 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, and the first chapter in the Ezio trilogy. The game was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and was later made available on Microsoft Windows in March 2010 and OS X in October 2010. Several minor game related features could be redeemed on Uplay and three downloadable expansion packs were released on Xbox Live.

The plot is set in a fictional history setting and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Knights Templars, who desire peace through control. The framing story is set in the 21st century and follows Desmond Miles as he relives the genetic memories of his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The main narrative takes place at the height of the Renaissance in Italy during the 15th and early 16th century. Players can explore Florence, Venice, Tuscany and Forlì as they guide Ezio on a quest for vengeance against those responsible for betraying his family. The primary focus is to utilize the player’s combat and stealth abilities, as Desmond begins to uncover the mysteries left behind by an ancient race known as the First Civilization in the hope of ending the conflict between the Assassins and Templars.

The reason why I chose this game for this month because I’m almost done with Assassin’s Creed Origins and I’ve been enjoying it too much that I missed the older Assassin’s Creed games and specially Ezio’s Trilogy. Ezio’s story is my all time favorite from Assassin’s Creed games, his personality and how it developed along with the story is very fascinating to me. Compared to other Assassins Creed games, Ezio stands out and I personally think he’s the best assassin from the franchise.

Can we talk about how beautiful Italy is? This game made me very interested in traveling to Italy and I’m pretty sure I already memorized every road and church while playing as Ezio.I’m very excited to replay this game and relive Ezio’s story.

I’ll probably start playing Assassin’s Creed Rogue as well since I never tried it yet. Hope you enjoyed reading this post and have a nice day.

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Blogger Appreciation Award #2

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Thank you Karalee for this award, she’s such a beautiful soul. I really enjoy reading her blog, I was introduced to plenty of beauty products from her reviews so I trust her taste.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site
  • Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself
  • Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish
  • Use the award image

Something Positive About Myself

It’s hard finding something positive about myself since I’m very critical when it comes to my personality, this is why I decided one my main goals in 2018 is more self-love for myself. What I like about myself is that I’m a good listener and that makes people get comfortable around me. It could be a blessing or a curse, it depends on how the person I’m talking to reacts to that. Some people (mostly guys) think it’s okay to get too comfortable to the point of getting intimate just because I gave them a listening ear so in their logic I’m interested in them romantically. While others just going through some hard times and need someone to listen to them and vent out their fears and concerns to, which I like doing. It’s easy for us to create a facade or a mask to shield who we truly are around people, I like it when people are more comfortable about themselves to express their thoughts truthfully instead of craving to be accepted by the community and have this persona.

I believe every person is special in their own way and their dark secrets or thoughts keep them caged in that ordinary-person shell. I believe people should speak up their thoughts even if it’s considered an unpopular opinion as long as they respect what others think of course.

My Nominees:

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Product of The Month

Can we be real for a moment? Do you know the amount of time I spend thinking of an intro for every post? I’m a failure even as a blogger. Now we got that out of the way, let’s talk about my favorite product this month which is Oriental Princess Story of Happiness Hair Mist.

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I got this hair mist as a gift from my sister in law after I mentioned to her that I was considering buying a hair mist from Boutiqaat, it’s a website for cosmetics and beauty products chosen by famous people from Middle East and let’s just say the products aren’t exactly cheap. Anyway she gave me Oriental Princess hair mist and said try this one you might like it and I did. It smells fruity with a hint of rose, it’s not too powerful and it doesn’t effect your hair in any way except obviously makes it smell amazing.

She gave me this fruity one named Forever Bright as the Oriental Princess hair mist line offers more scents, here’s the Amazon page in case you are more comfortable getting it from there even though it’s cheaper from the original website. Have you ever tried Oriental Princess products before ?

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Glossybox – December 2017

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I finally reactivated my subscription to Glossybox and I’m so happy to receive those boxes again, I really miss this. December box came a little late, in fact came together with January box but I’m not going to complain.

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Laura Geller – Easy Illuminating Stick in Ethereal

I’ve been introduced to Laura Geller products before when I tried Birchbox I’ve been using that highlighter for awhile now so I was happy seeing this stick from this brand. It’s definitely easy to use, just glided on my cheekbones and then I blended it with a brush since I didn’t have a sponge but it worked well. It’s the right amount of shimmer that I need for my everyday look.

Beauty For Real – I-Line 24-7 Eyeliner in Platinum Blonde 

I’m not exactly comfortable trying such bold colors for my eye makeup but in the spirit of changing, I’m willing to try it out if I want to look a little bit extra for a girls night out. It’s waterproof so it won’t budge easily.

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Ignore my sophisticated nail polish … design ?

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Show Beauty – Riche Grooming Balm

I love me some hair products, anything that helps with my abused hair makes me happy basically. The formula of this product is really light so it doesn’t leave your hair looking greasy, also it smells nice.

Makeup Drop – Original

I never really understood those silicon thingies, I tried liking them but I couldn’t. Maybe because I’m more old fashioned, I just can’t like them. They have more pros compared to normal sponges as it doesn’t absorb the foundation and can be cleaned easily, but I wouldn’t really use it so I’m going to give it to my sister (I recommend reading Lise’s post about this).

Omorovicza – Queen of Hungary Mist

This was an instant love for me, it smells absolutely amazing. I used it instead of my usual toner before applying my makeup and then after since my makeup setting spray Urban Decay All-Nighter doesn’t exactly have the best scent. I don’t why the scent of this mist is so refreshing and calming, it’s light and I can say rose-y. I could definitely see myself getting addicted to this, I will buy it that’s for sure.

Overall, feels so good to receive this subscription box again as it’s been my favorite for quite sometime. I would say the Laura Geller highlight stick and the Queen of Hungary mist are my favorite products in this box. Have you ever used those products before, let me know what do you think.

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Mystery Blogger Award #3

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I’ve been nominated twice for this award before, back in 2016 and 2017. I’ve been nominated again by justbecomingher (Thank you so much), she’s amazing be sure to check her blog.

MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD according to the beautiful Okoto Enigma ; An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do with so much love and passion.

The Rules

  • Include the award logo on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one funny or weird question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post (s)

3 Things about myself:

  1. I don’t do well in crowds, I get anxiety
  2. I’m bad in replying to people on WhatsApp
  3. I watch YouTube more than actual TV

Questions from my nominator:

    1. What inspired your last post?
      Brawlhalla post, I wanted to post about games you can get for free on Steam and say my opinion about it.
    2. What country are you from?
      Oman
    3. How did you pick your blogs name?
      I’m in my twenties (for now) and I wanted to speak my thoughts on my blog so I chose Musings of a 20 Something Mom
    4. Describe 2017 in 5 words
      a Blessing, enlightening, bittersweet, messy, self-discovery
    5. Are you wearing shoes right now? (Weird question,lol)
      I guess so XD I’m at work

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Questions for my nominees:

  • Do you have any pets ?
  • What word would you use to define your sense of fashion ?
  • What’s your guilty pleasure ?
  • Android or iOS ?
  • What are you insecure about regarding yourself ?

My nominees:

  1. Halsdoll
  2. Lise (because I need more pics of your cats)
  3. kingdommysiren
  4. Karalee
  5. BrookeClarke
  6. ExoticNoor
  7. Michala
  8. Maggie Simple Life
  9. Lulu Luvs Makeup
  10. Vahrkalla

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