Category Archives: Shopping

☔️Shopaholic’s Spring Showers OOTD ☔️

☔️Hello Lovelies! 

☔️So the past week the weather has been surprisingly awesome 👏🏻 well for me atleast 😁. I know a lot of people associate cloudy weather and rain with doom and gloom 🌚. But trust me when you have the sun beating down on you year round non stop a bit of rain is a welcome change. 💕

☔️Here in Dubai rain usually means light showers 💦which cools the temperature down without making you stuck indoors. Today was a perfect day for an OOTD, it was drizzling on and off accompanied by a light breeze and gorgeous clouds spread across the sky. 

☔️So here is today’s spring shower OOTD , showing you two looks with the same dress 👗 hope you guys enjoy 😊 

☔️Outfit details : 

💦Dress and jacket : Old Navy

💦Bag: Joyn

💦Scarf: Zara

💦Shoes : Sam Edelman 

Leave me your comments and suggestions I would love to hear from you 😘

🎭Shopaholic Reviews : Sheet Masks 🎭 

🎭Hello Loves!

🎭So the weather here has started to warm up already 😭 which means it’s time to start investing in a summer skincare regime.

🎭I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about sheer masks lately so I thought about giving them a try. I picked up this sheet mask from Boots at 25 aed. 


🎭As per instructions you are supposed to leave it on your face for 10-15 mins for the ultimate spa experience at a fraction of the cost 💸. The mask is a standard size which meant it was too large for my petite face 😋. It comes pre cut with openings for the eyes and mouth and contains the moisturizing and hydrating mixture and also made me look like a knife wielding murderer 🔪.Nope I’m not uploading that picture here 😋. 🎭Despite being at room temperature the mask felt very cold and to be honest slimy 😱. I didn’t enjoy the feel of it on my face at all 😮 honestly I couldn’t wait to take it off 😕. Afterwards my skin did feel soft and a bit sticky I had to wash my face and apply my regular moisturizer. ☹️

🎭So at least it wasn’t a total loss, I got to experience the latest beauty rage and realize it was not for me at all 😒 and I didn’t end up breaking the bank. 

🎭Have you guys tried sheet masks ? What was your experience like? Which brands would you recommend I try?

Let me know in the comments 😘

Until next time 💕

✨Shopaholics Sporadic Shopping Spree✨

Hello 💞guys,

Today’s post is completely unplanned. I was at the mall ( big surprise there 😉). No I had to visit my cell phone provider and that’s it I swear. Halfway through the mall Mother Nature 🌹decided to make a visit 😱. Yes I know TMI but bear with me it will make sense. To be honest I had been expecting her for a while but if she would just bloody make up her mind and show up on time for once we wouldn’t be having this conversation. 😡

So once I felt the warning signs I rummaged through my bag for my emergency 🚨 stash. Yes I always have the essentials since the visits have been sporadic for awhile now. However as 🍀luck would have it I was totally out. Which brings us to the “sporadic shopping spree” bit. I nipped into the nearest boots, which thankfully was deserted given, it was 1:30 on a weekday and no annoying sales people! 😱 I swear if anyone had approached me with the intention of pestering me to buy the latest anti aging on special I would have snapped 🔥.

I just wanted to pickup what I needed along with some non essentials to camouflage incase the cashier was a guy (yes I’m very paranoid in this regard 😥) and rush off to the nearest ladies room. 

I ended up buying what I needed, I got the Lillets,  point blank because the packaging was adorable 💗 I mean who wouldn’t want to buy that seriously 💕. Along with, drumroll 🥁:

✨A sheet mask.(They are trending in skincare and I wanted to know what exactly is so amazing about them).

✨A Mustela baby bar🍼& baby wash.  I love mustela products, ever since I became an aunt and I sneaked baby meemo’s baby wash 😋. I love the fragrance and how they aren’t harsh or drying to the skin.

✨And finally the Beauty Formula, face wipes. I’ve used their pore strips before and they worked amazingly well so I decided to see if these would work just as well. 

Then since I was near a Starbucks and quiet frankly worn out from stress and cramps I treated myself to the ultimate comfort food outside of home. A white chocolate caramel mocha 🍫☕️. 

So there you have it guys my unplanned mini shopping spree rant.  Hope you enjoyed that and do share your shopping stories with me I would love to hear them 😘.

Much love xoxo💋

✨Shopaholic Reviews : Maybelline Lasting 24 Hour Gel Eyeliner✨

Hey Everybody! 💞

Your fav shopaholic here with a short and sweet product review. If you have been following my Instagram which you totally should btw 😉 since you will catch all of my awesome updates there ✨. You might have noticed a sneak peak of this product there 🎉. As I have mentioned in countless posts before liner is my go to makeup item and one that I can make look half way decent on myself 😇

I have gone through a fair share of eyeliners over the years pencils, powder and gels. However I always am on the lookout for something that will make applying liner a breeze and give me somewhat symmetrical looking eyes😒.

I’ve honestly found over the years that a high price tag doesn’t equal superior quality or better results. So I do like to try out drugstore brands quiet often even though they do have the problem of not allowing you to try the product in store before buying. ☹️

So usually with drugstore brands it’s hit or miss. For this product I was a little wary to being with since I couldn’t try it but I figured I always do need liner and as long as it didn’t give a horrible rash it was worth a try. 😵

So here’s presenting the✨ Maybelline Lasting 24 hour Gel Liner✨.I chose the color black that’s it no fancy names here. The packaging is pretty basic: a tiny glass pot with a aluminum lid accompanied by a dual ended brush.😕Onto the product, the liner has a creamy texture and goes on smoothly. 

The color is  rich and intense and even though looking at the brush I was initially doubtful at being able to line my eyes it surprisingly did a pretty good job. Either that or my hand was extra steady today 😜. 

That being said taking it off was pretty difficult I used a makeup wipe and I had to really go after it to get it completely off. Now normally that would mean good news since it reads long wearability to me. However I haven’t tried this liner in the dead of summer here and that is when most makeup items fail the long wear test miserably.

So for the time being I give this product a 4/5. If any of you have used this do comment below and let me know how you liked it. 

Until next time my loves 

Xoxo 💋!

🚫Shopaholic Scammed! 🚫

Hola Readers 😘

So as you probably gleaned from the title this is a rant blog post 😡. As you all know I am addicted to shopping and online shopping is hands down my preferred way to hunt for bargains. 

Strangely enough this new year for some reason my Facebook newsfeed was bombarded by ads for the revolutionary hair straightening device the Dafni! Now I have been considering purchasing the Dafni for quiet a while, the high price being the only put off $200 for a hairbrush 😳💸.

Now this particular advert was offering the Dafni for a mere 200 AED that’s $54 ! Hold on I know what you are thinking🤔girl you can’t spot a scam ⚠️when it’s staring you right in the face! I admit it was part stupidity, part sheer disbelief at the possibility of an amazing bargain on my part. So anyway long story short i called placed an order for cash on delivery and after 48 hours I was handed a black polyester shopping bag with the so called deal of the century and a free bottle of hair oil from some brand called Dr Rashnel❓I tried googling the name but nothing came up hmmm…

Anyways the packaging looked genuine enough from the outside. Once opened the box though I found the hair brush with a flimsy plastic cover on the brush part the kind that’s used as a shoe insert on new sandals.

That was it. No warranty card, no registeration card, no paperwork of any kind just two cheaply printed cards with barely there instructions. The brush itself felt ridiculously light probably since it was made out of paper thin plastic. It had the Dafni logo on the handle and the center on/off button which when pressed turned on green not blinking red like the real Dafni. The bristles were some kind of cheap rubber and were all loose there was even one missing bristle 😱.

I was so mad😡😡 I msged the company on their FB page only to be told after repeated msgs that they do not deal with returns or refunds and that I had to email the company. Apparently they will only reply in minutes if you are ready to place an order. Anyway I emailed them requesting a refund along with a picture of their defective item I didn’t mention that it was fradulent. No response.

Now usually I would have ended it at that cursed my luck and chucked the item in the bin. That particular day I was in an unusually bad mood and being ripped off just added fuel to the fury fire. 🔥

I msged the company threatening to report then to the police for offering fraudulent merchandise and would you believe it I got an email within the hour offering a replacement (as if!) or a refund.

Two days later there was a messenger at the door holding out my money and requesting their piece of junk back. Good riddance! So if you are in the UAE and have seen adverts for the Dafni being offered at a too good to be true price BEWARE! The company i dealt with is going by the name Wow Offers but there are others as well trying to rip customers off with this inferior copy 😡😡.

Luckily for me this ended well , let me know if you guys have ever been a victim of an online scam. 

Until next time loves xoxo💋

💋Shopaholic Reviews : Loccitane Rose🌹 Plum Lip Balm💋

Hello Lovelies!

Happy Holidays to everyone!🎁❄️ Hope you are all having a fabulous time 🎉.
Today I’m going to be reviewing a product i happened to buy on a whim ✨I was browsing the airport duty free since I had some time before my flight. Now I’m a big sucker for pretty 🎁packaging and let’s be honest from the displays to the brightly colored boxes; Loccitane takes the cake 🎂. 

However since it is a pricey brand I have to pass up a lot of their products 😪. This time however I was in need of a lip balm and the packaging on this one caught my eye. This particular one comes in 3 💋shades of pink, ranging from the lightest sheer pink to the bold, dark pink that I picked up. I’m don’t have the time to precariously apply lipstick on a daily basis, so a tinted lip balm that I can slick on is what I’m always on the look out for. This one fits the bill perfectly 👍🏻; it’s made with natural ingredients, has an spf of 25☀️,gives a pop of gorgeous color, is moisturizing and smells like roses🌹😍. Seriously what more can you ask for?Plus I love the packaging 💞, the soft pink cardboard box holds a metallic pink case with a gorgeous floral motif 😍. ( I’m still keeping the lip balm inside the cardboard box btw 😁). 

The color is a deep, pink and will work well with most skin tones, since it’s a balm it does wear off quickly and requires re application throughout the day.

I would highly recommend this lippy esp during winters when lips need extra tlc. Stop by your nearest Loccitane store and give this a try your lips will thank you. 😘

Until next time loves xoxo💋  

✨Shopaholic Reviews: Fade Out Eye Defense ✨

Hello Everyone!

Today we are going to talk about everyone’s favorite beauty peeve “dark circles”. Aah yes the much coveted 🐼panda/raccoon eye that we all love to hate and are forever trying to desperately conceal with a myriad of makeup and skincare hacks. 

Here’s the thing with the exception of babies👶🏻 and toddlers almost everyone of us is plagued with some degree of darkness around our eyes. For me it’s been a lifelong struggle that’s getting progressively worse with age I might add.

I have tried, raved, scoffed and tossed practically every mainstream product you can name. While most have been utter failures, some have offered various degrees of improvement, none to date have managed to rid me of my dark predicament in its entirety. 

Still being the gullible fool I am, I continue to fall for every new product that claims to brighten and lighten ✨. So here’s presenting yet another miracle in a tube 😒. The FadeOut Eye Defense Cream with SPF 25.  .

A little disclaimer here: I’ve used FadeOut products in the past with meh results so I don’t know why I bought this one 🤔.Must have been an impulse/out of desperation purchase 😳. Ok back to the efficacy of the product. I have been using it for 3 weeks now and I have to say it’s made an improvement with my under eye woes. The circles are definitely lighter though they haven’t altogether disappeared. I find I can get away with a bit of illuminator under the eyes as opposed to before when I would have to begrudgingly slather on concealer ( which I hate btw because it always creases 😡)It also has the added benefit of having SPF and anti aging properties. Texture wise it is light cream that is easily absorbed. It is not very moisturizing so you will need to follow with your regular moisturizer.

Overall I would give this product 4/5 ✨. It’s not stellar (are they ever ?😒) But it does a fairly good job so go on give it try and let me know what you think 😘

Until next time loves xoxo 💋