✨Shopaholic’s Product Review : Pacifica Dreamy Cover Serum Foundation✨

💕Hello Loves!💕

🌸As you know I had been wanting to try Pacifica products for the longest time and a few posts back I reviewed their Devocean lipstick for you guys 💖 You can check out that review here.

🌸Today I’ll be reviewing their Dreamy Cover Serum Foundation I had read really good reviews about it so decided to try it out for myself. 

 🌸Now I’m not a foundation wearer at all, I don’t need heavy coverage neither do I think it suits me. Usually a tinted moisturizer is all I use but since Pacifica products are all natural and vegan I decided it was time to venture into the land of foundation.

🌸Let’s start with the packaging, like most Pacifica products the packaging is beautiful. The cardboard box and the bottle have gold, pink and white🌸 florals embossed on them. The foundation comes in a 1 oz plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. 

🌸It offers buildable medium to full mineral based coverage with an SPF of 20. 100% vegan, no silicones and is available in three shades Fair/Light, Light/Medium, and Medium/Dark. 

🌸I went with light medium and it was a perfect match for my skin. It covers fairly well though no where near to full coverage. The foundation itself is very runny however it dries very quickly to a semi matte satiny finish.   

  
🌸In terms of staying power it started to crease after a few hours given the heat and humidity here. However it felt weightless on my skin which is what I want in any product I put on my face. 

🌸Overall I would rate this product as a 4/5. Have you tried Pacifica products which one would you recommend?

🌸Connect with me on social media 

🌸Instagram shopaholicblogs 

🌸Facebook shopaholicblogs 

🌸Email shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

Shopholic’s Running around town OOTD👛

✨Hey Guys! ✨
TGIF! Not that today was any less hectic ! Since I had a long list of chores to attend to that involved me running all over town today . Today’s OOTD had to be minimally fussy and super comfortable. 

✨I decided to go with these high waisted long pants and after several discarded tops decided on this chambray shirt 💕.

✨I love chambray and this particular shirt is my absolute favorite! Usually button down shirts don’t fit me correctly. So you can imagine how pleased I was when I came upon this one 💖.

✨So here’s today OOTD to take you from errand to errand in comfy style 😘              
Outfit Details:

✨Top : Jcrew 

✨Pants : American Eagle

✨Bag: Mango

✨Shoes : Steve Madden

✨Jewelry : Fossil 

✨What did you guys think about this OOTD ? Let me know in the comments how you style your weekends?
💟Connect with me in social media

💟Facebook shopaholicblogs

💟Instagram shopaholicblogs

💟Email shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

🔆Shopaholic’s Sunshine Blogger Award🔆

  

 🔆Hello loves! 🔆

Today I want to thank the lovely Rossy for bringing a bit of sunshine in my day with the Sunshine Blogger Award! 🌞

Love this girl 💖!she is so gorgeous and hers was one of the earliest blogs I followed when I started out as a blogger 💕

🔅The rules ladies and gentlemen!

🔅Thank the person who picked you yes you! For the award!✨

🔅Answer their questions , you know you want to 😉

🔅Spread the sunshine and nominate other bloggers 

🔅Ask them to play truth or dare 😋 if they choose truth ask 11 questions of your own.

Since Rossy didn’t give me any dares 😪 I’ll be answering her questions here goes ✨

💕How does it feel to bring sunshine into some ones day?

🔅It’s the best feeling in the world! 

💕What is your favorite thing to do on a sunny day?

🔅Since I live in a desert 🌵🔥basically I live for cloudy days because the heat is too much to bear on sunny days 😳

💕Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

🔅Hopefully I will have achieved my goals of finishing my education, getting a job doing what I love and managing a flourishing blog!💖

💕what’s your happiest memory?

🔅The time I felt like I was the luckiest girl in the world 😇💕

💕Who brings a smile to your face?

🔅All the people I love and care for being with them makes me smile.

💕Are you a risk taker? 

🔅Yes I am if I feel it in my heart I have to do it I will regardless of the consequences.

💕Do you like to be spontaneous?

🔅Yes ! That’s what makes life fun!

💕What’s the one thing you are looking forward to this year?

🔅I’m looking forward to see what changes this year brings in my life things have been so routine for the longest time …

💕Would you ever go skydiving?

🔅Not unless you dragged me handcuffed and screaming and then kicked me out of the plane . I’m scared to death of heights .

💕What’s your biggest passion?

🔅I want to be hugely successful in whatever I do. I still have no clue what is it God intends me to do with my life ❔

💕How will you spend your summer?

🔅With my family in 120 🔥degrees weather 😳

🔅Well ! that was my 5 mins in the sunlight 😉 What do you guys think? 😘

🔅Heads up to the nominees! 

Sarah

Allthingslacquer

Alfiya

Onlinebeautyfinds

Dana

Christina

Aleeza

🔅Alright blogger your dare if you choose (hahha! Evil laughter )⚡️Post a makeup free selfie of yourself on your blog along with why you chose to do it . Aside from the fact that I coerced you into it 😋. Or you could just answer my questions 😇.

💕What’s one way you would bring sunshine into someone’s life besides giving them this award 🔅❓

💕What would be your dream job money not withstanding ❓

💕Who would you want to change places with for a day if you could❓

💕If you had one wish what would it be❓

💕If you could relive one day in your life what day would it be❓

💕 A joke that cracked you up ❓

💕What did you want to be when you were a kid and are you doing it now❓

💕How do you deal with challenges? Are you a throw in the towel person or do you fight till the end❓

💕Sunny days or spring showers❓

💕Do you travel during the summer break or you prefer to chill at home ❓

💕Your favorite summer vacation was?

There you have it peeps! Hope you enjoyed this post! Congrats to the nominees !🎉

Join me on social media for more shopaholic fun✨

💟Instagram shopaholicblogs

💟Facebook shopaholicblogs 

💟Email shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

✨Shopaholic Tries The Lush Life ✨

Ok I know 🙄what you are thinking ..really Nida❓ Where’s the no pun intended disclaimer 😋❓

Haha! I couldn’t resist 😋. Hey if you can’t actually have the Lush life ✨hint.. Zara Larsson 😉. Might as well try the next best thing 😋ok that’s my last lame joke I promise 😁.

But seriously incase you are wondering if I had been living under a rock all this time I probably was. It wasn’t until last year that I really got into actively using natural 🍃,organic products. 

Since I’ve been hearing so much about  Lush by bloggers I figured I had to try them out. Which is easier said then done as the only Lush store here is in Dubai Mall 🙄.

So anyway I made it a point to hunt down the Lush store which is located in a corner btw which was why I never noticed it before 😖.

When I was in California I had been to the  Lush store several times with my bff who is an avid fan but I never bought anything. What can I say I was living in the age of ignorance. 😶

Since I was out of body and hand cream I decided to try those out first. After much sniffing and sampling and wearing out two of the sales associates who eventually gave up and left me to it. I picked out the Dream Cream and the Handy Gurugu.   

  First off I love the packaging it’s very minimalist just a black, plastic pot with chalk like font. On the side of the pot is a caricature 💁🏽and name of the person who made and packaged your cream as well as the expiration date ( thank you!).

The Dream Cream 💕came in a 240 gram pot and despite my initial skepticism at it being able to moisturize well ( it has a very light consistency). It actually keeps my skin soft for a good 7-8 hours without it being greasy and a little goes a long way 😱.   In general Lush products don’t have strong fragrances since they mostly use essential oils instead of artificial fragrances, so Body shop and Bath and Body Works fans who are used to being hit in the face 👊🏻with a strong whiff 🌪the moment they open the jars or tubes might be disappointed .

Personally I didn’t mind it at all, I’d rather the product does what it claims i.e long lasting moisture with all natural ingredients🍃. The most discernible scent was that of their patchouli cream which I will try once I run out of the Dream Cream. My rating 5/5 ✨  The Hand Gurugu is a buttery hand cream which moisturizes without overly greasing your hands. It’s not so much a cuticle cream which is what I was looking for but I like it as a hand cream not stellar though. It is also concentrated so you need a tiny amount. Comes in a 100 gram jar. My rating 4/5✨  All in all I am happy with my Lush experience and am definately looks forward to try their other products.

Are you a Lush fan? What products do you recommend I try from them next? Do let me know in the comments 💕

💟Connect with me on social media 

💟Instagram shopaholicblogs 

💟Facebook shopaholicblogs 

💟Email shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

💋Shopaholic’s Shopping OOTD💋

🔅Hello Fellow Shopaholic’s!💕

🔅After being stuck in the house for a week! I was impatiently waiting for the weekend so I could hit the mall to indulge in some serious shopping therapy 💖

🔅Since a mall trip usually means miles of walking 👣I keep my outfit as comfortable as possible. Soft pants are perfect for mall treks and the black and white is a such a classic combo ✨. I opted for sandals instead of my usual Toms since it’s too hot now for closed toed shoes 🔅.

🔅Check out the whole look below and then on with the outfit details 😘      

    
 🔅Outfit Details:

🔅Top : Ann Taylor  

🔅Pants : American Eagle 

🔅Vest : Old Navy

🔅Shoes : Toms 

🔅Accessories : Tissot , Fossil 

🔅What did you guys think of this OOTD? 🔅How do you guys style yourself for a day of shopping? Let me know in the comments I would love to hear your suggestions 💕

💟Get in touch shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

💟Instagram shopaholicblogs 

💟Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shopaholicblogs 

✨Shopaholic’s Best DIY Hair Removal Products✨

Hello loves! 🔅

Summer is here and that means smooth , bare skin😍. Today I’ve compiled a list of DIY hair removal techniques that I’ve  tried and tested in my search for smooth, hair free skin🌹. 

For most of us the obvious choice is shaving however since a disastrous run in with my dad’s razor as a child I stear clear of anything sharp and so my first obvious choice was :

⚡️Waxing 

From hot waxes to cold waxes I have tried them all and my personal favorites are the Veet strips💕. They are no fuss, no mess everything is contained in the package. All you do is warm the strips in your hands press on and pull off. The package comes with cleansing wipes so clean up is a snap and you can shower after if you find yourself still sticking to things 😉.image.jpeg

⚡️Epilation

This is another great option if the idea of yanking away at your skin makes you feel squeamish or your skin is irritated by waxes. There are several brands on the market that offer epilators. Philips, Braun, Emjoi and Panasonic are my favorites . They employ the same technology as waxing i.e pulling the hair from the roots which means no more ingrowns or stubble when the hair grows back usually after two weeks . 

  

⚡️ Hair Removal Creams

I admit I tried my hand at hair removal creams, however what appeared to be a seemingly pain/hassle free option, turned out to be a 😷smelly, slimy, itchy disaster!  

Never again 🚫

⚡️ IPL

At home IPL machines make use of the same technology used in spas and doctors offices .IPL works by emitting a wavelength into the skin, which in the case of hair removal targets the dark  pigment in the hair . The light is absorbed turned into heat which destroys the hair follicles. Easy peasy ✨ basically all you have to do is point and zap ⚡️. 

Unfortunately IPL only works for light to medium skin and dark hair, so if you have blonde or red hair you might not be able to use it 😑.

⚡️Verdict

So whats the verdict? IPL is a great option to explore, if you are looking for temporary hair reduction. Thats right, once you stop zapping the hair will return. Unless you get it done professionally .

Also most IPL’s have a light cartridge that needs to be replaced every 1000 flashes ( Varies according to brand).

⚡️Recommendations

Below are the brands that are highly rated:

⚡️Veet Silk Infini Pro IPL hair removal system – This is the one i used, the treatment head is a good size so you can zap more hair at once. However after a 1000 rounds in the boxing ring the cartridge died out and i never got around to replacing it. Easy to use, effective, a good one to try if you have never used IPL before. Priced around $350. Got mine at Amazon.

51N80+I0v1L

⚡️Remington Ilight Pro Plus Quartz – I was initially considering this because it is cordless. Same technology as the Veet. Priced at $398.99. Available at Amazon, bed, bath and beyond and http://www.remingtonproducts.com.

71sCIAGj4eL._SX522_

 

⚡️Philips Lumea Comfort IPL Hair Removal System– offers 200,000 flashes for 4+ years of full body treatments, no replacement lamps needed. Priced between $199-$250. Available at Amazon, http://www.boots.com, http://www.usa.philips.com/e/hair-removal/ , http://www.philips.co.uk.

61knOryMk7L._SX522_

⚡️Tria – I have personally used this after my Veet died and i found it takes forever! The treatment head is a tiny circle which means prolonged zapping sessions. This is especially a pain when you are doing large areas like your legs. It has diode technology which results in permanent hair removal and is FDA cleared to be used on the face ( no more handle bar mustache). Priced at $449. Available at Amazon, QVC, Ulta, Sephora.

618QjbqZUQL._SY679_

⚡️So there you have it ladies ! My tried and tested recommendations for DIY hair removal✨ How many of these products or methods have you tried and which do you recommend?

⚡️Your comments and suggestions are always welcome 😇😘.

💟Stay in touch shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

💟Instagram shopaholicblogs

💟Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shopaholicblogs 

 

 

🔆Shopaholic’s Lunch with the Ladies OOTD 🔆

🔅Hello Peeps!💕

🔅Welcome to a boiling hot summer🔆 OOTD 🔥! Yup summer is in full swing here in UAE with scorching temperatures of 110 degrees 😥. 

🔅Today’s OOTD was all about dressing up and lunching with the ladies 💕. Since it was incredibly read-leave an egg outside and it would cook🍳 hot 🔥!

🔅 I opted for cool whites which I paired with my favorite broken in khakis. I love wearing white it’s a perfect color that looks beautiful regardless of the season and the olive khakis are a nice departure from blue denim.

🔅Let’s take a look at the outfit and then on with the details ✨.  

   
    

    
   
  🔅Outfit details ,

🔅Top : Loft

🔅Pants : American Eagle

🔅Sandals : BCBG

🔅Bag : Kate Spade

🔅Jewelry : Stradivarius , Pandora , Forever 21

🔅Glasses : Coach 

🔅Makeup :

🔅 Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC cream in Sheer Tan

🔅 Pacifica Serum Foundation Review coming soon !

🔅Pacifica Devocean Lipstick in Firebird

🔅It cosmetics Blush in Radiant Rose

🔅 Bobby Brown mascara in smoky caviar .

That’s it loves! Hope you enjoyed this hot 🔥OOTD 😉 .

Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments as always I love to hear from you guys! 💕

💟Get in touch email me at shopaholicblogs@gmail.com

💟Meet me at http://www.facebook.com/shopaholicblogs 

💟Follow me on Instagram shopaholicblogs