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Games to Revisit in August

I didn’t think much about today’s post because I’ve been thinking about replaying this game for the longest time but didn’t have the time to. This game is my all time favorite, because of it I got into the Japanese culture and got introduced to the Japanese music.

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Fatal Frame II is set in the fictional Minakami (皆神) region of Japan. The region is home to Minakami Village (“All God’s Village”), an abandoned town where the majority of the game takes place. The player learns that Minakami Village was host to the “Crimson Sacrifice Ritual”, the failure of which caused the settlement to vanish—thus earning it the name “The Lost Village”. In the game’s present, there is an urban legend about the Lost Village, where people who become lost in the Minakami forest will become trapped forever in the village.

I absolutely love this game, it’s my forever favorite. I wrote a post about it last year, I had fun writing that. I was deeply invested in this game for months, I remember beating it over 20 times just to unlock the outfits. This game was the first one from the series I tried and from it I bought the first and third part.

I love the storyline, I’ve always been interested in Japanese folklore stories specially ghost related. What I like about this game is that it doesn’t rely on traditional jumpscares for the horror element which makes it unique in my opinion.

I highly recommend trying this game if you want a unique horror experience with a rich story.

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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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July Favorites

When I started writing this post, I wrote the title “June” at first so clearly I’m not ready for August. I honestly didn’t try that many products this month to consider a favorite so I apologize from now that this post going to be short.

The first product is something mothers would appreciate.

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I’m in love with this cup because no matter how many times my son flings it across the room, it never spills. It’s called Wow Cup and I found it in Mothercare, decided to try it with my son. At first it was a bit difficult for him to understand how to drink from it but after few tries he’s enjoying it now. I would definitely recommend this to all mothers.

The next item is something I got from Sephora recently, I will post more about it in the next post of course so for now I’ll mention my first impression.

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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara is love from first use,  it was recommended to me by a worker in Sephora actually. She used it on her eyes and showed me how beautiful her lashes became after applying it. If you are looking for a mascara that separates the lashes and lengthen them, this mascara is for you.

Like I said this post going to be short, I’m sorry for that. Here’s the song of the month.

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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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My Experience With Nashi Argan Hair Products

I get asked frequently about my hair, since I’m the kind of person who dyes her hair constantly, how do I keep it looking healthy and not damaged. I never really liked my super dark hair and I feel blonde suits me more, of course doing that for couple of years it damaged my hair. I keep trying different treatments to maintain my hair and so far, the Brazilian Blowout was the best solution I had.

Recently, I got a message from the salon I usually go to (different than the one I mentioned in the storytime post)  and in the message they mentioned offers for Nashi Argan’s products. There was a package of 4 treatment sessions and also a Deep Infusion Mask for one time and I decided to try it out because I’ve heard ladies praise these products and how it fixed their hair issues. Now the package they mentioned and also the products themselves are a bit too pricey, I have no issue in paying that much since I deeply care for my hair and obviously need the most care I could get to maintain it but recently I thought of controlling my money flow, I’m a shopholic and it’s quite unhealthy at some points.

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I went for the one time Deep Infusion mask because I wanted to test it out, from that experience I would decide if it’s worth getting the other products (Shampoo, conditioner, serum and mask) and this is how my experience went …

At first the hairdresser washed my hair with Nashi’s shampoo and massaged the scalp, obviously felt so good I wanted to sleep. After that she started applying the mask, strand by strand but mostly focusing on the scalp and then after she was done I was put under a steam machine for about 45 minutes. When my time was finally done, she rinse hair with water only without putting anymore product.

I don’t blow-dry my hair so I let it air-dry on it’s own and honestly my hair smelled so good after that mask. Along with that amazing smell, my hair looked much healthier and softer. The effect of this mask was instantly shown after only one use which made me impressed and I made up my mind in getting the whole line of products because it’s really worth it after seeing the outcome.

I hope this post helped you in any way to decide whether to try these products or skip them to try another one, whichever makes you comfortable but I highly recommend trying it out even just the mask like I did.

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Henna, Eyelash Extentions and Pretty Little Liars

I originally intended to make the three topics from the title as separate posts but I decided to group them all as a recap of what I’ve been doing in the past three weeks, maybe?

To start off, before Eid. I did henna and as you all know I’m not exactly fond of it. I don’t like the smell of it but I eventually gave in and did.

 

 

This is quite a new style for me to do, I honestly didn’t want to have as much but the lady who draws went a little overboard. It looks pretty though.

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Moving on to the next new thing I did, eyelash extensions. To be honest, I’m quite bad in using extensions, I don’t know how to put them on my lashes. I thought of taking the easy way but also pricey, trying semi-permanent eyelash extensions.

I went to the salon, completely clueless about the whole process and I was lazy in doing my homework, researching about those extensions and also how to take care of them. I guess I was thinking, just go for it. I laid down on the bed and the lady proceeded to do the whole thing while my eyes obviously closed. I’m a mother so I don’t really sleep the required amount of hours so I was a bit tired that day and surprise surprise … I slept while she was putting those lashes. It was a bit embarrassing because I almost opened my eyes since I woke up suddenly a bit dazed and the lady just padded on my head and said “Continue sleeping”

Anyway after she was done, I looked in the mirror and I was so in love with how my eyes turned out. I chose a normal look, not too dramatic with bold looking lashes. It had a pretty curl and they looked quite long that it annoyed me while wearing glasses. Other than that I liked them and I was planning to do them again. I started noticing that few were falling by the 2nd week and by 4th week my lashes returned to the original state if that makes sense so because of that I thought, why bother paying for it when it needs maintenance that fast ?

I would recommend them if you have the time and money to maintain them because they do make your eyes look pretty.

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Let’s talk about Pretty Little Liars for a moment, I was deep into it. I’ll stretch the word “WAS” because back then, it was more interesting. As the seasons progress, I lost interest and got frustrated from how the story was shaping. There was so many plot-holes that didn’t make sense to the story and I got stressed not because of the whole A situation but how the girls are handling the issue.

At first A scenes made me on edge and excited to see the next episode then later on I started screaming to the screen of how the girls are stupid and how this can be avoidable if they did things differently. I completely stopped watching it two years ago in the 10th episode of season 6 when the whole A reveal went down. I was so disappointed because it didn’t really fit the story and it was really frustrating to me, I stopped watching it by that episode and moved on.

Recently I decided to continue watching it since I found out it ended so I was curious how everything SUPPOSEDLY made sense about A and the girls, it’s not easy to avoid spoilers so I read few things online. Wonder if the new episode will excite me as before but I really doubt it.

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Games to Revisit in July

How’s summer treating you ? 

Let me just say that part of me is slowly turning green from jealousy because apparently everyone on my Snapchat is travelling somewhere that the map is becoming connect the dots game at the moment. I mean really, go and have fun but stop spamming us with pictures. I might just block everyone at this point, I need to go out more often. Anyway moving on from my unnecessary rant, let’s talk about games. Now I’ve been obsessed lately with Crash Bandicoot obviously but I didn’t realize that I made my in laws stay up all night gaming since I brought this game home. It’s funny that we finally bonded over games, I’ll probably leave few of my favorite games there so we can talk about how awesome Bioshock is.

Which games do I recommend trying for July?

SIM – Sara is Missing

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You found a phone belonging to a missing person. What would you do?

Sara has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and your only lead is her mobile phone.

Search for clues by investigating Sara’s personal messages, notes, emails, pictures and videos while trying to piece together her final days. Unlock password protected files, uncover hidden messages and decrypt lost data and figure out where she went, what she did, and how someone can disappear without a trace so suddenly.

Now this game grabbed my attention because it looks so real, I mean in a sense how it’s represented. The game is released for Windows, Android and iOS for free, I tried the android version and it felt too realistic. The game basically gives you an interface of a phone and it looks so real, the characters are real people with pictures and videos. It made me feel uncomfortable reading the messages and checking the gallery because it felt like I’m snooping around in someone’s phone even though it’s not exactly real.

The story itself is very interesting, I like how the game is somewhat guided but also gives a slight freedom for the player so to speak. It’s quite short though and can be finished in 30 minutes but I highly recommend trying it out.

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