Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette! My thoughts?

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So… the infamous jaclyn hill x Morphe palette… I really do have a lot to say about it after playing with it for a few weeks and really testing it out. I knew as soon as it came out that I needed it because I honestly do think that Jaclyn knows how to make good products. This is quickly become one of my favorite go-to palettes now, and ill tell you why:

  • IT IS PIGMENTED – when i say its pigmented i mean it packs a punch with the tiniest amount of shadow on the brush, and its the same for every single color in the palette.
  • IT IS CREAMY – Theres no doubt that the shimmer shades are so creamy they could be foiled shadows if you add fixed plus, but the mattes are also super creamy and blend-able!
  • LONG WEARING- These shadows are the kind of shadows that almost stain the lids from being so pigmented and long wearing, which im ok with because they come off very easily with makeup remover as well. Without a primer, they seem to last a really long time on me as well – from day till night.
  • BEAUTIFUL JEWEL TONES – I love having jewel tones in an all in one kind of palette, because jewel tones are wearable on everyone plus they’re really vibrant and mesmerizing.ย  The jewel tones in the palette are: Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Aqua Blue, Jade Green, Bottle Green, Gold, Rose Gold.
  • WARM TONES – everyone loves warm tones right now, so i appreciate that there are so many shades of warm tones from mustard to red to brown. Along with warm tones there definitely are neutral tones too!

Needless to say, im falling for this palette. It makes me excited when i look at it and play around with it, and I cant wait to create some unique looks with it!

Have you guys tried this palette? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Summer/Travel Essentials 2017!

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Its been months since i’ve done a good blog post, and I can honestly say i’ve missed doing it so much! Even though im physically on “vacation” and have no obligations to think about .. I still always feel that I need to be blogging and enjoying the process.

This summer I’ve really found myself going for a more minimalistic look for my makeup (which basically means no eyeliner and almost no mascara), but in saying that I found a routine that really worked for me, and the easy look I wanted for summer. First of, without question, I must prep my skin. That prep-step can be different depending on my skins needs or my laziness. If i feel i need an extra something for a long day out ill always apply sunscreen and moisturizer (all in one product of course), and I always add a facial spray every day. The one I’ve really fallen in love with is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir for so many reasons! For summer, it has the most amazing cooling minty sensation on the face, and it smells unlike anything else.. its so calming and beautiful. The mist itself is also nice to spray, which makes the product even nicer!

My next step is to do my brows… somewhere along the way i picked up the need and want to fill in my brows. Im so glad I did! It makes a world of a difference just to have your brows on point. The brow pencil im loving right now is the NYX micro brow in Espresso. I have very black hair and a medium skin tone, so this warm dark brow pencil is perfect and it lasts a long time too.

Next up, I must apply blush. I would say blush is my secret weapon of choice … its magical. A little blush can change the way you appear and feel within seconds of a pink swoosh. I’m really liking the Essence Satin Blush right now, because it gives a subtle sheen and its a brightening pink shade for me.

After blush, I usually like to add a tint of a bright color to my lips, and right now I’m testing out the new Dior Addict Lip Tattoo. Now, i really do like this product it gives me that intense color i want while camouflaging into my actual lip color, but I find the lip tattoo is not so budge proof when it comes to the food test. Maybe I haven’t mastered how to wear it yet, but it hasn’t lasted very long for me the few times i tried it. It is, however a beautiful color (all of them are), very easy to wear, and almost hydrating. If i’m not wearing a tint, I’m mostly wearing a pretty gloss.

Last, but not least, I love wearing a simple eye look with just a few coats of the Benefit Roller Lash mascara (a holy grail product). Let me tell you… this mascara is everything I need! It lengthens, holds a curl, keeps my lashes looking and feeling natural, and is easy to remove – but doesn’t smudge off.

Thats a wrap on my summer essentials! What are your summer must haves? ๐Ÿ™‚

In search of a product: Primer!

Where I live, in Dubai, the weather is extremely hot now and SPF is a must for the skin! Which is why, i’m in search for an SPF hydrating primer. I know it sounds kinda strange… but I really need a one stop shop to protect my skin, give enough hydration, and keep my makeup on for a good amount of time.

The primersย which I initially wanted to try out were the Too Faced Hangover primer, and the marc jacobs primer because they both just seem really hydrating. I’ve tried the Nyx Angel Veil primer, which is pretty nice, but its not that great for the skin in the long run.

I found that Smashbox has an SPF primer, as does Nars, and Shseido. However, i have no idea which ones are actually worth it, and if they’re even hydrating enough for the day. I’d rather have a skincare based primer than one that is filled with parabens and silicone.. so its been a bit difficult to find this product as of now. Does anyone have any suggestions or product recommendations?

Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

Drinking From a Copper Jug?

So I heard about these myths and facts about drinking from a copper jug, and they seemed very closely tied to old traditions in Asia. I found one in my closest Carrefour ( A supermarket), and thought I’d get one to try it out for myself. Even if it doesn’t have amazing properties, it still looks really modern and beautiful on your table. Of, course I had to research the said benefits of the jug, and this is what I found:

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Face Masks: Love Lettuce

My new obsession is to find the perfect face mask, and I think I found one that i’m going to be using for a long long time. Its no surprise that this mask is from Lush because I find that the Lush products in general are so organic and the closest to nature that you can get. I have pretty dry to sensitive skin, i think, and this mask is really great for that even if it doesnt say it’s meant for dry/sensitive skin. The real reason why I even wanted to try it out was because of its rating and the ingredients. Im sure you’ll feel the same way when you see the ingredients listed:ย  Continue reading Face Masks: Love Lettuce

2016 Favorites + 2017 Goals

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great year, and have a great new year. 2016 was a whirlwind of a year in so many ways for everyone, and 2017 is a new beginning for us to accomplish our goals and learn more about ourselves.

2016 wasn’t filled with a lot of new beauty products for me, but I do have some favorites that I couldn’t put down.

  • L’oreal Sculpt mascara
  • Tarte Blush in True Love (natural pink shade)
  • Nars Blush in Gina (Light and Peachy)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte revolution lipstick in Bond Girl
  • Fresh Lip Balm in Petal
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light
  • Highlighters in general ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Kat Von D tattoo liner in Trooper
  • Tea tree oil from The Body shop
  • Lush bubble bars: Creamy Candy and Karma
  • The Body Shop body scrub: Strawberry
  • Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Wet Hairbrush
  • Taylor Swift Wonderstruck Perfume
  • Bioderma
  • Kiehl’s ultra facial cream and eye cream

Im sure there are more, but that’s what I remember for now ๐Ÿ™‚

For the new year, in 2017, I want to set some goals for myself which I truly want to be able to tick off at the end/middle or beginning of 2017.

  • Upload weekly on my youtube channel
  • Post more blog posts on my website
  • Fill up a sketchbook with all my drawings and art
  • Use up makeup products before buying more
  • clean and cleanse my room more often
  • take better care of my skincare
  • DRINK MORE WATER
  • Try to eat cleaner
  • Be kinder
  • paint more oil paintings for myself
  • Get my drivers license!

What are your goals for the new year? I hope you achieve them!

Sugar Bear Hair Gummies

I ordered and started the Sugar Bear Hair gummy bears a few weeks ago, and have finished up quite a few of them. I dont know if I feel that theres a change in my hair… but I feel I need to wait a while longer to look for a change. My hair is, however, easier to manage than before. I dont know if that has to do with the bears or not thought. The directions say to have 2 bears a day for 30 days. Thats it. I will say that my hair feels a bit healthier on its good days, and im hoping its because of the bears. Once the bottle is complete, ill be back with a better update and review of the gummies.

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Have any of you tried these? Or do you know of any hair vitamins that worked for you?