The Beauty Shop Mini Haul

Hello everyone, I know it’s been awhile since I posted a haul post so I thought of doing it now during Eid days since I’m now less hectic I guess. The Beauty Shop is a store that sells Asian skincare products and also makeup, it’s been considered my favorite shop since I discovered it basically.

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Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

I originally wanted to have a facial at the salon before eid but I had a rather weird encounter at that salon and I’m planning to post it as a storytime entry since I didn’t really do those for awhile. I couldn’t do facial at the salon so I thought of buying a good mask to make my face less zombie-ish looking and I chose this one because it’s not my first time trying it. I’m in love with this face mask, it leaves the skin really soft and moisturized instantly after washing it off. When you apply the paste using a plastic spatula which is provided in the box itself, the paste starts to bubble up for awhile and that was interesting. I highly recommend trying it out.

Bomb Cosmetics Starlight Express Blaster

I posted about Bomb Cosmetics before, I love their bath bombs because they look quite pretty and they shed less than Lush bath bombs in my opinion. I got this blaster because .. Stars ? Let me confess that I love star themed items basically so I didn’t focus on the scent till I used it recently. It’s lemon scented and it looks like a beautiful dessert honestly.

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The next bath bomb is also stars themed and also a bit fruity scented. I didn’t use it yet but I would love to see how the stars spreads out in the water and make the bath look like a starry night sky.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this haul post, have a great day.

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I Bought a Useless Box …

If you are confused from the title, let me explain. There’s this item I’ve been wanting for a while and it’s called a Useless Box, I remember seeing it on twitter and I instantly said I want it.

I don’t know why I wanted it, I just thought “I need this in my life” so obviously I went to LightInTheBox and found it for about $8.90 and here how it looks ..

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It’s well-made and I was honestly surprised from the quality of it, it’s made out of sturdy wood. So you open up the box to insert batteries to make it function and that’s it, you switch it on and it turns itself off. I get it, I pay for weird stuff I find online but I thought it would make a funny office toy. Honestly I’m having fun with it, it’s not exactly that useless.

Hope you enjoyed this short post and have a great day.

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Games to Revisit in June

This month, I feel like playing something laid back with no exact end goal and just go on with it. You would say something like The Sims and to be honest I would go for it but I’ve had a love/hate relationship with this game, I love it because it makes me create and I can go with my imagination into it but I hate it because I just create and that’s it I end the game after creating a family or a house, I don’t really play after that. I need that sort of game but also has a gameplay and at least a story so I chose one game for this month ..

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The basic plot is similar to several previous Harvest Moon games: the main character, a young man, inherits a somewhat run-down farm after the death of his father, The game takes place in the small village of Forget-Me-Not Valley.

True to its name, the game progresses through the main character’s entire adult life, from young adulthood to old age, NPCs in the game, including the main character’s child and wife, also grow older as time passes,

However, numerous years are skipped as the game is progressed.

I love Harvest Moon games and this one was my first to try. It still holds a place in my heart and I still remember that I made my character marry Nami and she was goals to me. I loved her hair and she talked almost similar to me so I chose to marry her obviously and our child was freakin’ adorable. I would definitely return to this game today, I really miss playing it.

I would choose this one game for this month since it’s Ramadan and I don’t really have time to play as before. If you want to recommend games for me, be sure to mention them in the comments below I’d really love to read what you think. Hope you’re having a great day and have a nice day.

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OwlCrate – Comic Explosion

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I totally forgot about OwlCrate till I saw unboxing pictures on Instagram and I remembered I didn’t receive any notification from Aramex about it while it showed in the tracking number that it arrived two weeks ago so I had to sort it out with them and thankfully they found it and here it is. May theme was Comic Explosion and to be honest I’m not exactly a fan of comics so I wasn’t that excited for this box.

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Funko POP – Loki

As far as I know 7 comic POPs were sent out in each box, I got Loki. As you know I love collecting Funko POPs so I wouldn’t mind an addition to my ever growing collection.

Wonder Woman Candle by DioCandleCompany

First of all, the words “Adorable Size” just grabbed my attention. The candle scent is inspired by Wonder Woman’s tropical home which smells quite sweet and fruity, I like it.

OwlCrate Zipper Pull and Pin

Both items are exclusive for OwlCrate, both got comic-ish design. Again not exactly my type but they look cool.

Comic Attack Multi Color Pen by Ooly Pen

This pen gave me a nostalgic feeling because I was in love with these pens when I was in school, they made my life easier back then. I love the design of it but I’m going to give it to my sister who studies in college, obviously need it more than me.

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AFAR by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton

Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away. Inotu, her inquisitive brother with a pension for trouble, finds himself on the run after he’s caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while in another girl’s body, the siblings are forced to work together to solve the problems they’ve created on their planet and others.

AFAR is a coming-of age fantasy tale about two siblings. Boetema can astrally project, and her brother, Inotu, is forced to grow up when their reckless parents leave to work as salt shepherds. Boetema is tasked with figuring out why she dreams she’s in other people’s bodies, and in doing so, makes matters worse on a planet hundreds of light years away. Inotu struggles to become a confident and supportive brother while they’ve been left alone by their parents. Poor, sleep-deprived, and on the run from a cyborg, the siblings work together to overcome their own personal obstacles, making their way across the desert to the thriving metropolis, Yopan.

So this is an interesting comic, I did’t mind reading it probably going to check the rest of the story but I love the graphics of it.

käfe Organic Coffee Candy

I think this is the first time I receive a food item in a subscription box. I like these candies that you can munch on while watching something or working so I was excited to try them out, they are not as sweet as the coffee candy I’m more used to Kopiko. They are bitter as coffee but sweet at the same time so I enjoyed it.

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and finally book of the month …

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. Features illustrations by the author throughout. Perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, this is the second novel by the acclaimed author of Made You Up.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart. With pages from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.

I’m already in love with the book from reading the summary, also the cover is beautiful. It has illustrations throughout the book and they are just gorgeous. I can’t wait to start reading this book because I feel it’s going to be my favorite.

As usual it came with a signed bookplate and also a letter from the author, as well as exclusive book-inspired art print which looks amazing.

Overall, yes I’m not a comic fan but I did like some items in this box obviously. I really want to start reading the book right away. Hope you enjoyed this post and have a nice day.

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Types of People I Hate During Ramadan

I feel like venting out, it’s been a while since I did something like this. Ramadan is a month when we Muslims fast (no drinks no food) during daylight hours till sunset, also it’s a time to purify the soul and be closer to god basically but some people just irritates me during this holy month. I already wrote about type of girls in Ramadan last year so this one is a bit more broad and rant-y.

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  • The Shopping Loop. I get it, you want to cook something nice for your family but buying that much of food isn’t exactly the right way to do it. I get surprised seeing some people dragging three shopping carts filled with food, I don’t really agree with focusing on your hunger during this month.
  • The Show and Tell. I think I mentioned this before in last year’s post but I seriously get irritated from these people and I’ve seen this recently where some girls Snapchat colored Qura’an that looks “cute” for the pictures. Basically showing “see I read Qura’an and it looks cute” seriously … why ?
  • The Fast and The Furious. I don’t know why people drive insanely during Ramadan, not only insanely but get seriously mad and upset super fast. We are all stuck in traffic, we are all tired so please shut up and continue pretending that are not texting while driving.
  • The Annoying Saint. Now these people show they are religious and saints but they love to annoy you by repeating the question why you are not like them, they’ll try to make you feel guilty for not doing something and will nag to you about it.
  • The Sinners By Night. I love music and I can’t stop listening to it, some people would consider music to be a sin so they would stop listening to it during daytime when they are fasting then listen by night. Are you ashamed that people would know you listen to music ? I don’t understand that logic honestly.

Anyway these are the type of people I can think of at the moment, pretty sure there’s a long list of that so let me know in the comments if you want to add anything.

I hope you are having a great day and have a blessed Ramadan, Thank you for reading.

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May Favorites

Ramadhan started, everyone is going insane on the road and driving recklessly. I mean really is it hard to use the indicators when you want shift from one lane to another ? Have some decency to learn road etiquette, anyway leave this rant aside May has ended so how’s your new year resolutions going ?

Lately I’ve been too busy with life mostly work and it’s making me stressed, I try to have time for myself every once in a while so the first item I’ve been loving in May is L’Occitane Peony Perfecting Cream.

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It’s definitely one of the best face creams I’ve used and it’s been part of my daily skin care routine ever since I bought it. It hydrates the skin which is quite useful nowadays the temperature in my country reaches 47 c plus fasting so my face needs such love and nurturing.

Next item is a mascara I got from the last box I got from Glossybox named Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

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I am in love with this mascara because it makes my lashes look fuller and gives them more volume, looks completely natural so I’m seriously in love with it.

Lastly, I had to include this as my favorite this month which is these cute cookie plushies made by my friend who runs a home-made cookie business Baskoota.

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I highly recommend trying her cookies if you were in Oman because honestly they are out of the world, so delicious and tasty.

and finally song of the month …

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