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Shopaholic gets a fright💀

Hello Loves ❣️

Today I’m going to tell you a story, a freaky story and a true story 😈. So last night I went to bed pretty late ( I’m on vacation don’t judge me 😬).

Before I go to bed I usually keep a bottle of water  💦on my nightstand since my mouth gets very dry in the middle of the night. And since I watch way too many horror movies 🎥 there is no way I’m going out in the middle of the night to become the easy, unsuspecting prey to a psychopath serial killer, a vengeful spirit or restless ghoul.

Getting back to our tale of terror 💀, I woke up around 4 am, groped about in the dark for my water 💦 bottle which I found under the bed empty 😡thanks to the plethora of forever thirsty nieces sleeping over 😴.
Since I couldn’t go back to sleep with a parched throat 🍂and the nieces were sleeping even more deeply than Snow White and Sleeping beauty👑 combined. I braced myself to tackle the impending task alone and after peeping around the door for potential death traps  🌑 tip toed gingerly into the living room. 

It’s a mystery to me how my eyes 👀 even with their pathetic vision suddenly start seeing all sorts of unworldly objects and paranormal activity ☠️ in pitch black darkness. Harmless shadows resemble ominous 👻figures, mundane sounds like the clock ticking sound like echoing 👣footsteps you get the idea….

I hurriedly refilled my bottle willing my mind not to rerun through every single horror movie I had watched. As I made my way across the living room I happened to glance at the window and I literally jumped out of my skin. There pressed against the window was the silhouette of a giant cat sitting perfectly still staring off into the distance. This on a night that was the background of a typical Hollywood horror flick complete with a thunderstorm ⚡️and pouring rain outside. ⛈

If that wasn’t enough to petrify me the cat that had been stationary till then decided to swivel its head and stare straight at me. The sight of two fluorescent slits in a pitch black  room was the last straw I stifled a blood curling scream that was about to explode from me (the last time I had screamed at that sight of a stray cat in my supposedly dark and empty bedroom had resulted in dire consequences : brown people read your mom’s chappal 👡). 

I willed my legs to move which at the first instance of terror turn into two solid pillars of lead incapable of movement. The cat meanwhile was content to sit on its perch and stare at me with those creepy glowing eyes. I finally dragged myself to my room double bolted the door 🚪 dived under the covers and pulled the blanket over my head  frantically reciting every prayer I could recall. 

I want to ask at this point ☝️ why when we are feeling the most terrified do we think that a lifeless piece of fabric aka the blanket or duvet can provide us the ultimate protection against ghosts, 👻ghouls, 💀or knife wielding murderers🔪❓

Plus no matter how hard you try to think 💭 innocent thoughts your mind will determinedly conjure up the things that terrify 💀you the most. Long story short despite the fact that I was sleeping in a room literally littered with nieces sleeping on every available space we could fit a mattress in. I stayed up till sunrise cowering under my blanket, terrified I was going to be attacked by a possesed cat that would apparate into my room and change into a something from a James Wan movie 😱 I think I only dozed off 😴when I saw the sun ☀️ shining through the curtains. 😖 

Have you guys ever had one of those nights when you were scared and couldn’t sleep? Let me know in the comments 😘

Shopaholic Remedies:  Get Rid of Pimples Super Fast!

Hello Loves! 

🌱Today I’m going to share with you guys my remedy for getting rid of the annoying, unwanted skin peeve we all end up facing :  “pimples” 😖. You know the ones i’m talking about : the red, inflamed, painful sometimes filled with icky 😷white bacteria that appear out of nowhere smack in the middle of your face😱. Right before an important event when you are all set to look like a diva👑. 

🌱We’ve all been there 😖…. I for one feel like the moment I get a pimple on my face everything else about me becomes oblivious and the only thing people around me can focus on is that one abnormal growth on me😖. 

🌱No matter how many tricks or home remedies I tried nothing would work read (toothpaste, tea tree oil, mouthwash, ice even garlic 😷). I would have to simply wait for the monstrosity to grow, take its time and sit on my face making me miserable for days. If I tried popping it or squeezing it I would be left with angry looking scars that would take months to fade. 

🌱So coming to the remedy , about two days ago I was sitting watching useless videos about DIY fails on YouTube. When I felt out of nowhere something painful above my lip. Puzzled I went into the bathroom to take a look in the mirror and to my horror I saw a red, inflamed bump starting to form on the left side of my lips 😱. Now the next day I had to be somewhere important and sporting an angry looking pimple, disguised with concealer was not the way I wanted to be. 😡

Which brings us to the remedy, I tried this the night before and the morning after as well and continued till I felt the bump recede and then vanish✨. I was thrilled honestly this was the first time ever that I had been able to prevent a pimple from forming on my face🎉. So let’s get down to the details ✨the products I used were: 

🌱Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey 🍯 Glyolic Mask,

🌱Alba Botanica Deep Clean Astringent

🌱Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Clarifying Blemish Gel.

🌱Start by applying the glyolic mask, making sure it covers the blemish. 🌱Let dry about 10 mins the mask will sting a bit depending on your skin type. The glyolic mask contains pumpkin enzymes and manuka honey 🍯 that slough off dead skin cells and impurities. Wash off and follow with the astringent toner. 🌱The toner consists of salicylic acid that prevents breakouts. Finally apply the blemish gel with extracts of tea tree and witch hazel helps heal existing pimples and prevents new ones from forming. 🌱So there you have it guys my tried and tested remedy for getting rid of pimples fast⚡️. How do you guys deal with breakouts? Share your remedies/tips with me right here 😘

Until next time xoxo💋.

ShopaholicBlogs Getting To Know Me: 15 Fun Facts You Never Knew 💋

💋Hey Lovelies , 

Today’s post is going to bring you up close and personal with your favorite blogger : Me! 😘 haha 😂 ok so maybe I’m not on your top 10 favorite people list yet but maybe this fun fact sheet will change that and get me into the top 💯?

Let’s get started already!

💋1- I don’t wear makeup unless it’s a special occasion. Everyday I’m barefaced and yes that includes most OOTD posts unless I specifically state I’m wearing makeup. Even then it’s limited to tinted moisturizer, lipstick, kohl and blush.

💋2-I love acting would love to make a career out of it someday lol wishful thinking 😋.

💋3- I love buying clothes I mean if I could wear a new outfit everyday that would be the perfect world 🌎 for me 😇

💋4- I hate working out 🏋🏻 but I do it anyway because my body attracts fat like a magnet 😳.

💋5- I wish I had the power to travel back in time and redo some of the things that I messed up 😔.

💋6-I have always wanted to do a cartwheel and a handstand.

💋7- I wish junk food and desserts weren’t fattening. 😋

💋8- I have always dreamed of waking up looking perfectly made up like in the 🎥 movies or in Instagram selfies 💋.Usually when I wake up I look like I’ve been wrestling wild cats all night😾😺.

💋9-I don’t believe in ghosts….Execpt when I’m by myself at night and I’ve watched a horror flick 😳

💋10- I hate wearing heels 👠 if could wear my Tom’s everywhere I totally would 😊.

💋11- I color match my lingerie 😳 it drives me crazy if they aren’t the same color 😖.

💋12- I hate airplane food ✈️whenever I can I always buy myself a sandwich and a muffin( Costa, Paul or Starbucks 😋)to eat on board. (Doesn’t work out so well for long haul flights though 😡).

💋13- I love 💕rose scented anything (perfumes, cosmetics, skincare products 🌹). I recently tested ( more like sprayed it all over myself till the sales person raised her eyebrows) the rose 🌹 scented Oud (Arabic fragrance) from Loccitane and totally loved it 😍. (Hey it was a tester 😳)

💋14- I used to love reading 📖 but I haven’t been enthralled by a book since Harry Potter 😢. (Any recommendations?)

💋15I am so sick and tired of people going on racist rants and spreading hate and violence just because they think they are entitled on the basis of their skin color which FYI is determined by your genes and not something that makes you superior or that you can change. ( Unless you happen to be Michael Jackson 😎).

So there it is guys a little bit more about myself. Hope you guys enjoyed reading do let me know in the comments 😘.

Until next time xoxo 💋.

🍃Shopaholic product review: Phyto 9 Ultra Dry Hair Day Cream🍃

 Hola Bloggers!
🍃Hows everyone doing? 😘 It’s time for another product review ✨ I have been struggling with dry, frizzy visit ever since I moved to the UAE, dry 🔆weather, humidity and my hair just make for a bad equation 🍂. So for the two years I’ve been here I’ve been constantly switching between shampoos, conditioners and leave ins trying to find something that would tame my suddenly ferocious👹 mane.
🍃I have been a big fan of Phyto hair products and have found using them in conjunction with my other hair products to work best to keep my hair in check.

🍃I had been searching for this particular product: The Ultra Dry Hair Phyto 9 for the longest time here. It’s one of my favorites from the line.

🍃This is a leave in cream that consists of 9 plant extracts : macadamia oil, soybean, burdock, calendula, sage , St. John’s wart, willow, rosemary and mallow.

🍃You get 1.7 oz which lasts me about a month and I have a lot of hair 😳. Plus you only need about two dime sized squirts to cover all your hair (in my case). It can be applied to both damp or dry hair and you can heat style your hair or leave it to air dry. 

🍃It has a very mild pleasant scent, and a light texture like a lotion almost. It absorbs instantly in your hair without any stickiness. 
🍃Post application my hair instantly felt softer and moisturized and a lot less frizzy and this is when I chose to air dry it. If you heat style your results might be better. 

🍃I would absolutely recommend this product if you have dry, damaged or frizzy hair. It’s all natural and free from all the nasties (parabens, sulphates) and it actually delivers what it promises 😱.

🍃Have you tried any Phyto products? which ones would you recommend? 

Until next time xoxo 💋

🍃Shopaholic’s Product Review : Lush Love Lettuce Mask🍃

Hello Loves!💕

Today’s product review is one that was totally unplanned. In fact I wasn’t even aware I had this particular product with me until I popped open my refrigerator ❄️.

So yesterday was a typical, scorching 🔥Dubai summer☀️ day with temperatures hitting 120 🌡degrees. When I finally came back in the house after running some unexpected errands I literally felt like my face was on fire 🔥.

Desperate to cool off I opened the referigerator and stuck my face in and that was when I caught sight of a familiar black pot siting in the corner of the door shelf. 

It was the Lush Love Lettuce Mask. I probably forgot all about it since it was a referigerated mask that I chucked in the fridge once I got home. The Love Lettuce Mask, is an exfoliating mask for oily and/or combination skin made with ground almonds, lavender and almond oil and fillers earth. 

The mask has a mild, lavender scent and a gritty texture. According  to the package you are supposed to leave it on for 10 mins then dampen your fingers and gently remove.
Before applying my skin was irritated from the heat, and greasy in the T- zone. Post washing my skin felt soft and literally refreshed. I followed with the Lush Vanishing Cream for a complete spa facial effect right at home 😍.I give this mask a 5/5 ✨. It calmed down my irritated skin, swept away all the oil and debris on my face and left my face soft, moisturized and can I say glowing?✨

All in all one of my favorite purchases from Lush💕. Which is your favorite Lush mask? I would love to know your recommendations 😇
Until next time xoxo💋❗️

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🚫Shopaholic’s Review :  Products That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype🚫

💕Hi Guys!

🚫Today I’m going to be talking about a product that missed the mark totally 🎯. Yup❗️not every product can be a winner sadly and this is just one of those duds 👎🏼.

🚫I had very high hopes for this product as it is from a brand that has met and/or exceeded my expectations everytime. So you can imagine I was very excited to be trying it out, especially since it came highly recommended and reviewed. 

🚫The Lush American Cream Conditioner✨ 

Lately my hair has been feeling very 🍂dry and getting unusually frizzy 🐩owing to the ever mounting heat 🔅and humidity💧 and since I am stuck on using only organic products my options are severely limited.

🚫This particular conditioner was recommended to me by the sales associate at Lush as well as having people raving about it online. When I used it however I could tell immediately by the texture that it was not moisturizing at all. The texture though thick coming out of the bottle didn’t feel creamy on my hair at all despite that fact that I applied it liberally and even left it on for more than my usual five min mark. On a positive note it did smell yummy like vanilla cake 🍰, however since I wasn’t going to eat it that didn’t really matter 👎🏼

🚫When I washed it out my hair felt just the way it did post shampooing i.e dry it didn’t feel like I had conditioned it all😐.

🚫Combing my hair was as difficult as I had feared post washing, it was tangled, knotted and eventually I had to use my Phyto leave in conditioner to attempt get the comb down the entire length of my hair. 😡

🚫Once dry my hair felt awfully dry and crunchy and frizzy 🍂💥. I had to apply some argan oil to the ends to try and smooth it out it was so bad😡. When I checked the ingredients I found Sodium Laureth Sulphate and Cetearal alcohol,Benzyl Alcohol and Benzoin Resinoid and Chloride 😱🚫Since I have been using sulphate free products in a while obviously my hair and body aren’t used to them anymore and what are they doing in Lush Products anyway

🚫Needless to say I was incredibly annoyed, not only did I have to go to the salon and have them use a deep conditioning treatment on my hair to combat the awful frizz I’m returning this crappy product ASAP❗️ I just hope the Lush store here honors their return policy 😡😡
🚫This is one product from Lush that has been a sore disappointment 🚫❌. Have you tried any Lush products that were bombs? 💣 Let me know 😘

Until next time xoxo❗️💋

💄What’s In My Basket❓ A Shopaholic’s Beauty Stash💄

Hello Lovelies !💟

💟Today I’m going to give you guys a peak inside my bathroom basket. As you know I’m a skincare junkie and I love trying new organic products 💕.Since my bathroom lacks adequate storage space I have to make do with putting my things in baskets on any available surface space😐. 

 💟Lately however, my basket has been overflowing with items making it difficult for me to get to things without having to tip the whole lot out.😳 So I decided It was time to do a toss and repurchase  pile.

💟Ready for the big reveal ❓Here goes 💕!  

💟Lets start sorting 

💟Lets get the hair accessories out of the way first , starting with my Body Shop hairbrush which I love 💕. I ended up repurchasing this as I broke the old one 😪. Then there is my big old wide toothed comb which is a must post hair washing for detangling. I cannot imagine even attempting to sort my hair without it .

💟 Then there are my assorted hair bands for keeping my overgrown bangs out of my face till I can find a hairdresser to give me the perfect fringe..sigh..If anyone in Dubai knows an awesome ✨hairdresser please do let me know.

💟I love fragrances so I always have an assortment at hand these are my current favs – Estée Lauder Pleasures, Chanel Chance, Crab Tree & Evelyn Pear & Magnolia & of course the good old Bath and Body Works mini for on the go spritzes .😘

💟My Andalou favorites , the 1000🌹 Roses Day cream , Visibly Firm Day cream, Chia Seed Exfoliator and the Natural Glow oil . Repurchase yes please ! ✨

💟My other long term favorite MooGoo, this is an Australian brand that makes all natural, organic 🍃products. I currently use their Brightening cream, SPF 40,lipshine by Dusty girls a sister company of MooGoo, the natural deodorant, 3 Vitamin Eye Serum, Super Vitamin Eye Serum and Tamanu oil.   Repurchase maybe 🤔 

💟The Lush dream cream,Gurugu hand cream I recently reviewed. Check it out here. Plus a recent purchase the Lush Enchanted Eye Cream 💕which I will be reviewing soon. Repurchase yes !

💟I found the Fade cream a while ago in Boots and decided to try it on some sun🔅 spots I got courtesy of Dubai 😡. After 3 weeks of usage I have seen zero results so this one will be a toss for sure. 👿

💟Plato’s scar serum and cream these came highly recommended but failed miserably at delivering 😡😡. Toss!

💟Crab Tree and Evelyn hand creams, I love theses minis 💕especially the Rose 🌹scented ones 💖. Repurchase yes please!

💟Finally the Morrocon Argan oil , I used this product all up, but didn’t see any remarkable results other than it being a good overall moisturizer. Repurchase maybe 🤔

💟The Juice Beauty Serum and Hair Smoothie which I got in my Petit Vour Box and honestly didn’t care for. Toss

💟There you have it guys✨ a peak inside my beauty basket ! Hope you guys enjoyed this post💕. Let me know your comments I would love to hear from you 😘.

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