Sephora Haul

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Another makeup haul yay ?

Last week I was in UAE, obviously shopping with my husband for Eid clothes since it’s going to be by the beginning of September. On our last day, we were in Dubai Festival City Mall and passed by Sephora. I really hate changing my makeup products if I’m already used to a certain one so change is scary for me, that’s why the first product is my all time favorite …

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I don’t know how many times I expressed how much I love this eyeliner (Here, here and oh also here) I can’t live without it. I tried finding an alternative and testing other eyeliners but nothing came close to it. Obviously I had to buy it since it’s not exactly sold in my country so it’s good to keep an extra if I needed it.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita

I’ve seen so many beauty bloggers mention this liquid lipstick and specifically this shade and I really wanted to try it. It’s actually my first time to try a lipstick from Kat Von D and I like it, not love but like. It’s brown with a hint of purple which gives it a darker shade of nude basically, it’s something new for me somewhat but I can see myself wearing it from time to time.

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick – Trendsetter

I originally wanted to get my usual favorite Venus but this one grabbed my attention because it’s the same but also a bit darker going to brown. I can’t really see myself in darker shades but I wanted to try them out, I want to feel bold for going out in such colors so it’ll take me a while to love this shade.

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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

I mentioned this mascara before in my previous post, I consider this mascara as my favorite. As I said before, this mascara was recommended to me by a Sephora worker, I just asked her what’s the best mascara here ? and she instantly said this one. She applied it on her lashes and showed me how it looks and I fell in love so fast. It spreads the lashes and doesn’t clump them when you apply it, the wand looks a bit weird than what I’m usually used to plus it bends. It gives the lashes a natural look and lengthen them as well, I wouldn’t say it adds volume because my lashes look completely normal for a casual look.

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

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Mini Makeup Haul

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Let me state something before starting this post, I hate change. It takes me time to adapt to new changes so I had a mini freak out session when I found out that some of my favorite makeup products wasn’t available and I have to get something else.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I’ve mentioned that I’m a fan of Bourjois Air Matt foundation before so seeing this foundation raised my eyebrows, because of the word “Healthy”. The foundation contains vitamins C, E and B5 that give skin an instant anti-fatigue effect as it claims, I didn’t use it long enough to notice any change. The texture is definitely different than Air Matt, it’s more creamy in fact but absorbed by skin fast enough which is good enough for me.

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

I usually use NYX Photo-Loving Primer which has a rather heavy texture but spreads pretty well on my skin and does the job well so this primer is too different from NYX one, it looks like a lotion and it smells good as well. It’s quite light and also hydrating, adding SPF which makes it a great suncream as well.

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara

The wand of this mascara scared me for a moment, it’s too big than my usual choice of mascaras but I loved it the moment I first used it. It’s not clumpy and it lasts all day, it leaves the lashes quite long and full. Definitely going to be my favorite for a while.

I hope you enjoyed this small post, I’m sorry my posts are consistent as before. I’m trying to post once a week or twice if I could. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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Makeup Haul

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It’s been awhile since I posted something related to makeup so here’s a little treat for you. We don’t really have Sephora store in Oman, there’re some ladies who sells them on Instagram but for higher prices, of course we pay anyway because … Makeup? We are never satisfied with our collection of empty mascara products. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway I went on a small shopping spree and paid almost $150 for these products because as you know, I do enjoy wasting money every once in awhile.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit – Dolce K

One of the most overrated makeup products at the moment and I still bought it because I need to stay relevant. I normally don’t go for these shades as it’s more brown-ish but I guess I’m trying new things for 2017, new year new me sort of thing. The kit comes with two products, the liquid lipstick and the liner, it looks pretty nice I won’t deny that even though I still think it’s overrated.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper

You don’t know how much I love this eye liner, I raved about it over and over in my previous posts. I honestly can’t live without this eyeliner, it’s my all time favorite and I couldn’t find a proper alternative for it yet. If you have shaky hands like me, this is the perfect eyeliner for you because it lines your lid perfectly.

Sephora The Mascara

I’ve been wanting to try this mascara for awhile and I finally found it. It got a rather larger wand than my usual ones and it’s amazing, it’s almost like Too Faced Better Than Sex and it’s definitely as good as that. It gave my lashes the perfect length, volume and also defined them pretty well.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Wild Nothing

Like I mentioned before, I normally don’t go for brown-ish shades but I wanted to try out new shades anyway. It has more pink than Dolce K though, it also didn’t fade fast which made me appreciate ColourPop more.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this small makeup haul, let me know what are your favorite makeup products.

Don’t forget to check out my 200 Follower Giveaway

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ACW All Cosmetics Wholesale Haul

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I recently posted about a website that I would consider a Sephora alternative, I mentioned that I’ll do a proper haul post of the things I bought from this website. I have few comments about some products I got from this website which I’ll mention later, this post isn’t sponsored in any way.

NYX Shine Killer ($14.00)
The first product is a primer that keeps your face matte if you have an oily skin. To be honest, it doesn’t work on everyone as I read mixed reviews about this.

GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($49.99)
This mud mask is one of the over-hyped beauty products in my community so I bought it because I want to understand the hype. I’ll admit it’s a great mask but I’ve used similar type of masks and they were less pricey than this one. I’ll comment though on the product that it’s a tester which is stated in their website “Jar is a tester unit, it has never been tested or used. No box”

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URBAN DECAY Shadow Primer Potion – Original ($9.99)
Again, one of the over-hyped products but honestly it’s worth it. It keeps the eyeshadow in place for a long time and minimizes any creasing on the lids  The wand is definitely useless and it’s driving everyone insane. My comment about this product like the previous one is also stated in their website “Tubes have scratches due to being unboxed.”

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – San Paulo ($6.00)
NYX matte lip creams are my favorite at the moment, I’ve been already obsessed with Cannes shade so I decided to try out different shades. This shade is more of a red shade than a nude but it’s quite light and it can give a pink tint when it’s evened out with fingers.

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NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee ($5.00)
I’ll confess something, I ordered this because of Karalee’s review post. I’m so in love with this, it’s not that super shiny gloss which is a plus point for me. I love how it leaves my lips soft and smooth, since it doesn’t last long I decided to mix it with another product and it worked well.

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L.A. GIRL Matte Line Art Eyeliner – Intense Black ($9.00)
I’ve been fangirlling (is that even a word ?) over Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for the longest time, I absolutely love that eyeliner. I decided to try out a new eyeliner I never tried before which is the L.A. Girl eyeliner and I’m in love. It’s almost similar to Tattoo liner, dries fast and it’s easier to line the lid without messing it up if you have shaky hands.

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CAILYN Pure Lust Extreme Matte – Nudist 09 ($19.00)
Honestly I’ve never heard of this brand, I don’t know anyone who tried it as well so I wanted to try it because .. it’s nude and matte, enough said. It’s nude alright but has a slight pink tint to it, gets the matte effect fast enough therefore I like it.

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L’OREAL Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum ($12.99)
I’ve always used serums for my face as part of my skincare routine, I found this product and I wanted to give it a try because it’s also like a moisturizer. From the first use I instantly felt the effect, it got absorbed fast and it left my skin really soft. It closes obvious pores which I liked the most about it, I’ll continue using it everyday as part of my skincare routine and see how it goes.

URBAN DECAY Lush Lash Mascara ($16.99)
I’m a total mascara hoarder, having this amount of mascaras satisfies me. This mascara has officially became my favorite from the day I first tried it, it doesn’t give you spider lashes from the first use. It lengthen the lashes and give them a fuller look, it makes the eye look gorgeous to be honest. The website stated “full size, no box” but like I mentioned in a post with my first impression of this website, it seemed unused even though it didn’t come in a packaged box.

L.A. GIRL Matte Pigment Gloss – Dreamy ($6.00)
This liquid lipstick is so beautiful, I needed to take a moment to admire it when I tried it for the first time. The color is definitely darker than the Cailyn one I mentioned earlier, it gives a beautiful shade with matte effect and it’s long lasting. I barely felt it on my lips after using it and doesn’t smudge at all.

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I paid overall total $148.96 plus $13.50 for shipping. It came really fast and it was well packaged in a box. Other than the comments I mentioned, the website sells authentic makeup products and I honestly like it, will probably buy the rest of my makeup from it if they bring Kat Von D products.

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Sephora Alternative

Few weeks ago I tried ordering from Sephora website and paid almost $117. A day after placing my order, I logged in to check my order status and it was showing “Unsuccessful Authorization” so they basically cancelled my order without even informing me. I sent them emails regarding this issue and they replied with a long email a day after, and I honestly didn’t understand a word from it because it doesn’t really say the exact reason, they mentioned I’ll get a refund for my cancelled order and I got it recently. After this experience with Sephora, I tried finding an alternative makeup website so I can order from because we don’t really have Sephora store in my country but there are ladies who bring those makeup products and sells them for quite a high price.

I came across this website which sells makeup in decent prices which is called ACW All Cosmetics Wholesale and decided to try it out. They sell high end brands and also drugstore brands so you’ll have various options to choose from however I couldn’t find Kat Von D or Tarte products, hope they add these brands soon. The website is well organized and you can search for products by brand or category, there’s also a ‘sales’ tab of discounted products. I read few reviews of people saying some of their products are fake, mostly mentioning MAC lip products but I can’t say for sure since I didn’t try buying MAC from them yet. Anyway here’s what I bought from this website.

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E.L.F. 11 Piece Brush Collection 85015 ($37.50)
I have a cheap makeup brushes collection which I bought ages ago and I seriously needed new ones so I decided to go for E.L.F brushes since I read positive reviews of them before. The brushes came in an authentic E.L.F box and it was well packaged. I love that each brush got it’s own name since I love using wrong brushes for wrong areas, the brushes are really soft and they pick the color really well also great for blending.

RIMMEL Lash Accelerator Mascara – Black 001 ($4.99)
For the longest time I was debating myself into getting lash extensions because they make the eyes look so pretty with lengthy lashes, I decided to try out this mascara because it enhances lash growth just like serums. The mascara wand is thinly shaped so it gave my lashes more of my natural look which is great for my everyday look, I’ve yet to see the effect of the lash acceleration so will post an update probably after few weeks of using it. The mascara came in a clear plastic retail bag which was odd to be honest but the mascara itself seemed unused anyway, maybe that’s my only comment about this website.

The shipping cost was $6.50 and it honestly came very fast.

Overall it was a good online shopping experience, I think the prices are reasonable compared to what I used to pay for makeup brought by the Instagram sellers as I call them. Other than the mascara packaging comment I mentioned earlier, I didn’t have any problem with my order. I’ll make a proper haul post of this website soon so I can check how authentic the products are so stay tuned for that.

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Would You Rather Beauty Tag

I feel like doing a beauty tag because they are so much fun to post about so I found this tag of Would You Rather. If you want to do it too feel free to take the questions and put the link of your post in the comments so I can check it out.

1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up?

I don’t mind a messy hair but I also don’t mind being without makeup because I’m comfortable with the way I look. I would choose, I’d rather have a messy hair and nice makeup since I wear hijab so it’s easier to hide anyway.

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

Oh god this is hard, I focus on both too much to be honest. I’d rather have my eyelashes fall out because I can use false lashes or even extensions.

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

Obviously Sephora even though I had a bad experience with their website last month.

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80’s perm?

I was into the 80’s perm lol but I don’t see myself having that type of hair so I would rather wear a lipgloss/lipliner.

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

I feel stressed just thinking about these two choices because we usually joke about girls who does these. I normally don’t focus on blush so I would rather have the obvious foundation line because I can manage myself with that.

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?

I don’t know why these are a trendy thing in the first place, this is hard to choose. I’ll regret it but I rather wear hammer pants because we ladies in the middle east usually wear abaya which  hides anything we wear anyway.

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can’t be covered?

I’m an Arab, I don’t even tan because my complexion is that color anyway. I would rather have a weird tan lines because being orange is horrifying to imagine.

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?

I rather have a bad haircut because I can manage a way to style it.

9.Would you rather have youtube or twitter taken away forever?

I would rather have twitter taken away because watching YouTube is like my TV at the moment.

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

I would rather give up using brushes because I’m obsessed with mascaras and I can’t live without them.

Hope you enjoyed this fun tag, if you want to do it be sure to link me what you answered because I’m interested.

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My Daily Makeup Routine (Sort of)

I wanted to post more of makeup related entries and I keep forgetting about it so I decided to post my usual makeup routine which I normally do whenever I go out hence the ‘sort of’ in the title because I don’t do that much makeup everyday when I’m just chilling at home. I’m not exactly a makeup professional artist, I just do it my way.

So I start of with contact lenses, I wear them sometimes not always.

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These are my current favorite lenses, Desio the two shades of grey in Darker. They are quite comfortable and I love the color, I mostly go for grey.

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Next I use the primer, here I’m using the NYX photo-loving primer. Then apply the foundation and use a sponge blender to spread it on my face and then use a brush to apply the concealer and then pat on it with a sponge as well.

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After that I use the eyeliner on my upper lid and a bit till the half of my lower lid, I usually fill out the area at the end of my eye to make it seem larger. I later use a brow pen and brush, I decided to use the one I received from Glossybox.

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Now for my upper lashes, I use the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara because it makes them look more fuller and bold and for my lower lashes I use Yves Saint Laurent Shocking mascara because it gives a more natural look and I don’t want to look like a creepy doll with massive lashes.

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For contouring I use the Kat Von D Shade + Light palette in sombre because I have a defined face so I don’t heavily contour. As for highlighting, I always go for the Balm Mary-lou manizer, I absolutely love it.

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For my lips, I tried the lipstick I also got from Glossybox which is Korres Twist Lipstick in Allure. It’s too red for me to be honest so I even it out with a tissue and then applied a Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte in 20 Nude Carat.

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img_4639_fotorFinally I use a makeup setting spray and that’s pretty much it. these are the products I used yesterday when I went out and I wanted to test out the products I got from Glossybox.

This might be the first and probably last time I’ll post a selfie unless I feel confident enough to do more of these.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading.

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