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Hey Beauties!

I am super excited to present this awesome, stunning, lovely lady’s post today. Her blog goes by the name ofShopaholicsblogs. Love that blog name, so fitting to all girls out there hey? I’ve following her since I started my blog and love the content she posts. She’s from the UAE and I would love to visit her when I hopefully get to visit the UAE some day;) haha. Her vibrant, classy yet fun personality shines through her posts and I value her opinion. Please make sure to follow her on all social media. P.S. She’s absolutely stunning!

Website:https://shopaholicblogs.com/

Instagram:shopaholicblogs

Herewith is her post (we both love Mac Cosmetics so this was a great topic choice:)

As it happens I was lucky enough to receive an early xmas present from a great friend 💞I loved it so much I decided that I was going…

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🍃Shopaholic’s Back to Basics Featuring: St Ives🍃

✨One of the things that makes me nostalgic during shopping is coming across brands I’ve used during my teenage years ✨Aah the magical life of a teen when you are nearly an adult but still holding on unwillingly to your childhood innocence … 😪

✨Anyways once upon a hundred years ago 😒when i was a teenager battling hormone related skin eruptions one brand I used religiously was St Ives ( I would always pronounce it Saint Eeves 😁)

✨The very first product I used from the brand was their apricot scrub a creamy gritty, sand like texture which I would work religiously into my skin hoping to for glowing, model like skin 😳.

✨I’m not sure if the scrub helped my acne or made it worse but the feeling of exfoliating was incredibly satisfying back then 😉.

✨Fast forward to the present I was in the supermarket a couple of days ago when I passed by a display for ST Ives and I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight of the familiar packaging 😍( They really haven’t made any drastic changes to their packaging over the years, just saying).

✨Since then they have expanded their line to add a variety of scrubs and face washes with varying exfoliating factors (Gentle 🐰for whimps , Moderate 🐯 for the ones just getting into the exfoliating game and Deep for people with alligator hides 🐊like yours truly 😁).

✨What caught my eye this time was the Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub 😳 whew! Try asking your significant other to pick that up for you on a store run 😉.

✨This is a 100% natural exfoliant with zero parabens, hypo allergenic with an exfoliation factor of Moderate. It comes in a 6 oz tube like most of their scrubs and face washes ( they are really obsessed with this tube packaging for some reason 🤔).

✨It’s a creamy texture with micro scrubby bits that go to work gently polishing away dirt and buildup. Does it immediately reveal bright, polished skin? 🤔I don’t know really maybe my eyesight is really bad. Or I’m missing the brightness filter. Either way my skin looks pretty much the same just feels cleaner and feels fresh 🍃.

✨Ok so the extravagant marketing claims aside this is really is a very good exfoliator. It’s got enough of a gritty texture to give you a good exfoliation ( have I beaten that word to death in this review or what😉?). Plus the creamy texture makes it mild enough for moderately sensitive skin if you are super sensitive I suggest you pass on this.

✨Once again a winning product from America’s No. 1 Scrub brand! Umm no I really don’t believe that I just copied that from the back of the tube 😳. But seriously though I really like this product it does the job of cleaning your face and giving it a good Scrub without making it look like you had a run in with a gravel pit ( over exfoliation😳) and doesn’t dry out your skin.

✨So go ahead give it a try it’s shopaholic approved!💞 Have you tried any of St Ives products ? Let me know in the comments 😘

✨Until next time loves xoxo💋

✨Shopaholic’s Back to Basics ✨

✨Hey Loves!

✨As much as I love trying out new products there comes a time when i tend to go back to the basics 💞. Products that have stood the test of time and trail repeatedly and have emerged as stellar ✨. One such brand is Olay✨. As a kid I remember the pearlescent pink bottle with the black cap on my grandmother’s side table. Years later I would sneak the red Regenerist container from my mother’s dresser hoping to get glowing skin like hers .😇

✨So when I started my hunt for anti aging skincare ( yes I’m an old maid😒) the first brand I tried out was Olay. Over the years though I’ve constantly tried different brands I’ve always gone back to Olay after a while. Regenerist, total effects I’ve tried them all, some hit the mark others I decided to pass on the next time around. 

✨While I enjoyed using the Regenerist line for a while my personal favorite is their total effects line. In particular the serum and the face lotion, which tackle the seven signs of aging : 

Loss of moisture

Wrinkles

Uneven skin tone 

Uneven skin texture 

Lackluster skin

Lack of hydration 

Visible pores

✨Plus it offers SPF 15 for sun protection.☀️ They have also expanded their anti aging line by adding BB and CC creams. Both the BB and CC creams offer the same anti aging benefits as the original total effects but with a hint of foundation for slight coverage. 

✨I personally use the serum and anti aging moisturizer on a daily basis with the CC cream occasionally when my skin is misbehaving and I need a little coverage. If you are a foundation fan then you will find the coverage with the BB and CC creams minimal. Since I don’t bother with foundation it gives me the coverage I need without the need for blending.

✨The formulas are non greasy and offer day long hydration and smooth my skin out. Plus they are priced reasonably and are available at most drugstores.

✨Have you guys tried Olay products? Which ones are your favorites ? Let me know here 😘

🌚Super Short OOTD 🌚

🌚Hello Everyone ✨

🌚Long time no see! I have been totally mute for the last couple of days so just incase you were wondering if I had been abducted by aliens 👽(I should be so lucky 😒).

🌚Nope I’m still here where I have always been … if that sounds pathetic it’s because it actually is..😒 I have been stuck in a rut forever it seems and lately it’s starting to bug me more than ever. I read recently a post by someone who announced that they had finally found their true passion in life ( career wise people💵) and that they were able to ditch their 9-5 and go live their dream. While I was genuinely happy for them it made me wonder what exactly was my goal/passion in life and when the f*** was I going to be able to do it instead of wandering about aimlessly wasting precious time⏰.

🌚I was asked by a friend of mine back in grade school what my special talent was and I remember looking at her blankly and eventually conceding that it was nothing.😔 We have always been told that every person has some unique talent but even after years of searching I have drawn a blank.😶

🌚Anyways at times thoughts like these get me severely( I’m not going to say depressed) upset☹️. When that happens I shut myself away from everyone, I swear if there was a hibernation 🐻contest amongst humans I would take first prize 🏆.  

🌚Luckily for me I got a call from FedEx this morning informing I had a parcel delivery from good old USA 😍and that flipped my mood switch instantly. I swear shopping is the best therapy out there 💞.

🌚So here is today’s very short OOTD, mostly because I had forgotten to charge my camera and it died after two shots 😡.

Enjoy guys 😘🌚You can tell I’m not back to being my usual overly cheerful self still 😉

Featured brands:

✨Hollister

✨Lucky Brand

✨Birkenstocks

✨Ethnic

✨Accesorize

🌚Until next time loves 😘 Let me know what you guys have been up to in the comments 💞

💔Shopaholic Rant: Unfriending people on Facebook 💔

💔Genuine relationships require a great deal of time, energy,commitment and emotional investment.

💔For this reason I have always been utterly bemused by the sheer no of friends people claim to have these days, esp since the widespread usage of social media. Almost every person’s profile I have clicked on in the last few months has a had friend count of over 500 😳.

💔With an average school having between 400-500 students thats like being friends with every single person in school !😱

💔 I mean even at weddings the maximum guests you have if you are Caucasian 👱🏼‍♀️is 50-250, or if you are brown 🙎🏻is between 200-400 and that includes the entire odd assortment of relatives and colleagues, friends of your parents, their extended families etc. So where exactly are these 500+ “friends” ? I’ve personally never seen anyone at one time hanging out with 500 close friends have you? I mean even in the cult favorite show “Friends” there were only 5.

💔Have we redefined friendship to include any person with a social media account to have free access to our personal life? Or has the numbers game taken over relationships as well in this day and age?

💔I personally find the idea of someone I barely know, have access to all my social media just plain odd and awkward. I’ll give you an example, recently  I stumbled upon a middle school classmate after almost 10+ years through a common friend. Even though we were never more than polite acquaintances back in school immediately she requested to befriend me on social media. Since she had already whipped her phone out and was looking at me expectantly, it seemed rude not to comply. A couple of weeks later however since I didn’t hear a single peep from her, I ceremoniously unfriended her off all my social media accounts. 😕.

💔Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a mean, hateful person ( well not all the time 😋) and I love the idea of making new friends. But here’s what I don’t get: befriending someone on social media only to ignore them in real life? Picture this I went to the movies 🎬with a “friend” and the entire time we were there she was busy liking pics on Instagram and commenting on Facebook. 😡 The whole point of going to the movies with friends is to laugh together and comment on the funny and interesting bits. I honestly was pissed off and left wondering why she had bothered to come at all.

💔Secondly why would you want divulge all your life details to someone you just met( let’s face facts people from what we are eating and drinking, to what we are wearing to who we are with and where we put in all on social media). 

💔Finally why would you want to have someone who you have zero interest in past the intial friend request, have all of their crap show up on your newsfeed? I mean it’s frustrating enough to have to deal with insufferable people in real life,  but to have them irritate you online as well? I’ve frankly got no tolerance for the selfie queens, attention seeking status posters, repeated game request senders,or people who just want to add and forget you…😒.

💔Why not just unfollow them you ask? Well I’ve done that but that still lets them look at my stuff whenever they choose to and I’m not in the habit of putting up a zillion different privacy settings everytime I post. Plus everytime I happen to look over my friends list and see a name that i haven’t had any sort of contact with in ages it makes me wonder what on earth are they still doing on my friends list?🤔

💔I mean the last time I checked Facebook wasn’t a dupe for the yellow pages 📒.

💔To be honest I feel much better after I spring cleaned my social media contact list. It may have dwindled my friend count but atleast the ones left are the ones that matter. How do you clean up your social media let me know here 😘

Until next time loves xoxo💋