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September 2014 Link Loves!

Hiya guys!

How was your September?. Mine was pretty hectic I should say. Preparing to go to India, blogging day and night to schedule posts ahead of time.. Man!. I dunno how I did it :P. It was my husband’s birthday on the 21st and my family came over to celebrate it together. They brought a gorgeous cake too :). It was the Praline Berry Splendor ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Yum!

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My husband won a cricket tournament and brought home a massive trophy. I just had to share it with you guys. I am way too proud of him right now ♥. Also, kudos to his team for being awesome!

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I became extremely happy when a friend of mine who doesn’t follow a skincare routine, decided to get all the basics to start a routine, after reading my skincare basics post. It’s so delightful to be able to inspire someone to take action! She shared a picture of the products she got and I am so thankful to her for sending it my way:

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She bought herself:

  • An Olay offer pack, containing  day cream, a night cream and  face wash, costing AED30
  • Olay Regenerist Pro X skincare tool, costing AED137
  • A Dermoviva toner costing AED6

All of these were purchased from Carrefour, Sharjah City Center.

Alright, on to my favorites this month:

1) Jamie of Some of This and That, did a Swedish meatballs with mushroom cream sauce, which had me drooling over the pix!. It looks really delicious. Do check it out.

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2) Megan of Lush to Blush, has done a very informative post on how WordPress is better than Blogger. I completely agree with her. I have no experience working on Blogger but I have enough and more friends who complain about it. I personally love WordPress so much. It’s so user-friendly. If you are considering whether to move to Wordpress or not, I say, go ahead!. Please do and also check out this awesome post by beautiful Megan..

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3) Sarah of Blend N Smack, has done a fierce, step by step Halloween makeup tutorial with a half skull, half glam look, that is just so stunning. It amazes me how talented this young friend of mine is. Gosh!. You have got to check her out, especially since this is just the first of a series of Halloween looks that she is going to create!

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4) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog, has done a very helpful post sharing her DIY cleansers for AM and PM. I love DIYs. Natural, homemade things always interests me. I am especially in love with her AM cleanser and hope to try it out soon. Do check out this versatile blogger friend of mine!

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Glorious Mentions

1) Sarah of Blend N Smack, accepted my nomination and did the Lip Product Addict Tag. She also mentioned my own tag post in it. It was lovely reading through your answers, Sarah. Thanks for doing the tag :).

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2) Daania of Serendipity Happens, accepted my nomination and did the Seven Sins of Beauty Tag and also mentioned my own tag post in it. Thanks for doing the tag, Daania. It was so nice getting to know more of your beauty product favs 🙂

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3) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews, did a wrap up post for the Frankie DuPont book and mentioned my review of it, in that post. Thanks Renee!

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4) Renee also did a wrap up post for two Jeff Gunhus books namely Night Chill and Killer Within and mentioned both my reviews in that post. You can read my reviews by clicking here and here.

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5) Monica of Pink Asfoura, did a post on things to remember while shopping when there is a sale going on. I thought it was a very interesting post and when I added a tip of mine in the comments, she loved it and updated her post with it, giving credit to me and mentioning my blog :). Thanks, lovely Monica.

6) Eterspace has mentioned my review of Pose Organic cosmetics on their website permanently 🙂

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7) Lastly, Renee also did a wrap up post for the book From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson and mentioned my review of it, in that post :).

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That’s all for now :). I am super stoked for next month, since it’s my birthday month. I have prepared a pretty good giveaway for you guys. So stay tuned for that!. By the way, next month I will be doing posts every alternate day and not every day like I have been doing since July.

Here is wishing that you have an outstanding October ahead of you ♥

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Naz ♥

August 2014 Link Loves!

Hey!

Yet another month has passed by!. I really hope you had an amazing month. I fulfilled one of my wishes this month and that was to visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world :). Then I spent some quality time with my parents when they came to visit me recently. We went shopping to Mega Mall in Sharjah.

Another really exciting thing is that my hair is now completely back to how it was look-wise before I rebonded my hair, five years ago!. The first time I rebonded my hair was in 2009 (Want a detailed post?. Click here). I rebonded a second time in 2010.

As years went by, the new hair seemed wavier than before and the bottom half of my hair was still straight. It’s not a really neat look. I have always sported long hair and I didn’t want to cut a big chunk off in one go. I kept letting my hair grow then trimming it and repeating this process. I would have an inch cut off every 2 or 3 months, thus getting rid of the straight [damaged] hair but at the same time, keeping my hair length the same throughout. This month, the last of the straight hair was trimmed off!. I am not saying my wavy hair is damage free now. Of course not. Hair strength and damage wise, I don’t think I can ever go back to my virgin hair but hey a girl gotta keep trying right?. So, I will keep looking after it by oiling regularly, applying deep condition masks and all that.

Alright, on to my August favorites:

1) Camila of Titi Crafty has created these gorgeous DIY Modge Podge Wooden Jewelry boxes and done a complete tutorial on it. They are so perfect and pretty. I love the pattern combinations on each box. Check them out!

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2) Sarah of Blend N Smack has done a post on how you can turn an eye shadow into a lipstick. She created some really different colors with it. Do check it out!

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3) Daania of Serendipity Happens is in Sri Lanka at the moment on vacation. She visited this picturesque place called Sembuwatha lake. I am in love with the photos!. I hope I go there one day <3. Check out more pictures from the post.

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4) Chrys of Oh Chrys! did a post highlighting the cons of being an inactive blogger. With the help of memes that she created, she drives home the message clearly!. If you are not into blogging frequently, you got to read this!

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Glorious mentions

1) Daania of Serendipity Happens has done the lip product addict tag after I tagged her :). She has mentioned my lip product addict tag in that post too.

dsc_03002) Michael Todds True Organics has permanently linked my Eye-o-sonic review on their website, specifically on the Eye-o-sonic product page!. I am so proud to see my name there. Click the link above or checkout this screenshot below:

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3) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews has mentioned my When Violet was Blue book review in her Book Blitz wrap up post. Thanks Renee!

violet4) Eyova recently sent out an email newsletter to a closed group mentioning my Eyova egg oil review. Since it was sent to a group of people and not published online, here is a screenshot for you guys!

Eyovaemail5) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews has also mentioned my Dream Warriors book review in her Book Blitz wrap up post. Yay for the mention!

DreamWarriors-Cover563x9006) Irene of Drab 2 Fabz has started a mission!. She mentioned my blog in that post since I am also taking part in it along with my other blogger friend, Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s blog. Check out the post to find out what that mission is 😀

That’s it for this month. I hope you have a sensational September ahead of you ♥

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Naz ♥

June 2014 Link Loves!

Hello!

What’s up you guys?.. How has your month of June been?. I hope it was awesome. The holy month of Ramadan has begun and I am thrilled about it. Last year’s Ramadan was completely messed up since I came down with chicken pox :(. It was a tough time.

This month has been good for me. My mom came to stay with me and we did some damage at Bath and Body Works :). She also got me a gorgeous wristlet and a stunning but simple chain from Aeropostale. It’s my first time owning anything from that brand, so I am stoked!

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20140626_204638This pic doesn’t do it justice. It looks fabulous IRL. Also a tag on it says ‘1987’ on one side, which is when the brand came about but also happens to be my birth year! and on the other side, it says ‘AERO’. Oh am in love!

Alright, on to my favs for this month:

1) Laurie of Huggable Friends reviewed a handmade Indian journal on her site. Not only was the review written very nicely, the journal is just so gorgeous. It’s made by Vishruti, in Mumbai. She owns an Etsy store too.

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2) Irene of Drab To Fab did a detailed review of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. She also has mentioned how to use it with different types of products and also how to wash it. I have heard so many good things about it so far. Maybe some day in future, I will give it a try. She bought it from iHerb btw.

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3) Nirvana of Nirvana’s Pocketful, did a post showing various bookmarks that she would like to own and I couldn’t help but fall in love with some of those!. I personally don’t use bookmarks a lot though I do read a lot. I tend to remember the page number, just like Nirvana said in her post :P. Definitely check out her post.

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4) Cristy of Pretty My Party did a DIY project and created this serving tray that is so beautiful!. Do check out her post.

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Glorious mentions

1) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews gave me a shout out for reviewing the book Hello Bali. Click here to read my review, in case you haven’t read yet.

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2) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally, reblogged my book review of L… For Life; Love & Lots in Between, my May Link Loves post and also my Lip Product Addict Tag :). Thanks so much, Sal!

23That’s all for this month. I really hope you have a jolly July ahead of you 🙂

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Naz ♥

Lip Product Addict Tag!

Hey y’all!

I love lip products so much that when I saw the YouTube tag titled Lip Product Addict tag, I thought it would be fun to do it! l thought adding lip swatches would be a good idea since this is not a video and you will get to understand how these colors look IRL.

Before we start, here is how my lips look naturally, without lipstick :

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Alright, let’s get this started :

Q1 : Fave balm/treatment?

My favorite balm at the moment is the 6 Hour Protection lip balm by Neutrogena!. It is amazingly nourishing and non sticky. I haven’t so far found a better balm than this. So it will be my favorite for a long time!. Read my full review by clicking here!

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Q2 : Best eye catching red?

I had always stayed clear of red color, thinking it’s not a color that I can pull off. However, a friend from US said it would look good on me and to give it a try. In addition she also gifted me a red lipstick from the brand Debbilia. Yep!. That’s so sweet of her!. It’s color 05. I am so in love with it. It’s creamy, extremely pigmented and matte. It is long lasting, contains collagen and Vitamin E too. I always love matte lips. Here are the swatches :

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Q3 : Best luxury and best drugstore?

Best luxury would be M.A.C lipstick. More on that in the answer to Q4.

Best drugstore would be the lipbutter from Revlon. I have found the loveliest nude/everyday look for me!. It’s in the color Sugar Plum. It’s a pinkish brown. Personally, I think this color will suit any skin tone. It’s AED 48. To read an in detail review of this lipbutter and two other shades, click here.

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Q4 : Best MAC lipstick?

I own only one MAC lipstick. I swatched a whole lot before deciding on this color. It’s my favorite and it’s called Craving. It’s a beautiful plum color which is perfect for people with a dark skin tone. It’s an amplified creme finish. It’s price is AED100 currently but at the time I bought it it was AED81.

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Q5 : The most disappointing?

This would definitely be the Joli Rouge lipstick from Clarins. It’s in the color Pink Coral (16). I thought this coral would be a nice color. However, it’s too sheer and has slight shimmer in it. It’s price is AED115.

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13This one is about 10 layers of it, so as to build a color for the sake of this pic!

14I feel like this does nothing for me!

I know the shimmer doesn’t really show in these pix, so here is the cotton pad with which I removed the lipstick. It shows well there :

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Q6 : Liner – yes or no?

A HUGE YES!. I absolutely love liners. I believe it will make any lip color more intense. My favorite lip liner is Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Contouring liner in the color Black Tulip. It is a very pigmented plum/maroon color. It’s price is AED22.

16I have used this so much that the writing on the pencil has faded off!!

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With constant lipstick trials (for the purpose of this post) and removing with a cotton pad really irritated my lips and it really shows in this pic :(.

I would like to show you how I do one of my favorite lips looks. After lining like above, I color in almost all of my lips except the center.

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Next, I fill in Mac’s Craving over the liner and the center part too.

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Compare this pic with the pic from Q4 in which I used only MAC lipstick without the liner. You see the difference?

Q7 : Best gloss?

I am not into gloss much since I love matte looks more. However, very occasionally I do use gloss. My favorite for that purpose is Stila Lip Glaze in Majesty. It’s a plum color and very intense. The tube is very unique. You twist one side and the gloss comes into the brush at the other end and you can apply to your lips with that brush. This is also a gift from a friend in US (Yay!. Love thoughtful gifts ♥).

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This is how the glaze looks when applied on top of the look I created in Q6. It’s over the top crazy looking glossy look right?.  I tone it down by simply folding a tissue, placing it in between my lips and giving a light kiss on it. Here is the resulting look :

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Q8 : Something extra!

I would like to discuss about my favorite lip scrub here. I scrub my lips about twice a month. My favorite scrub is Creme Brulee lip scrub by Sara Happ. I am half way through the tub now. It contains Grapeseed oil and Jojoba seed oil too. It’s price is AED110.

I have discussed this scrub before in another post. Click here to learn about more ways to take care of your lips with at home DIYs plus I discussed a home made scrub there!

24I tag the following people to do this tag:

1) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog

2) Daania of Serendipity Happens (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

3) Irene of Drab to Fab

4) Priyanka of The Makeup Saga

5) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally

6) Sara of Blend N Smack (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

7) Anyone else reading this post and has a blog :). Do leave a link in the comments below if you do it, so that I can see what your favs are!

Hope you guys do this fun tag 😀

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Naz ♥