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🔆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 !🎉

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✨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 💕

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✨Shopaholic’s Product Review : Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses 🌹CC Cream ✨

🔅Hello Loves💕!

🔅I was recently contacted by Andalou Naturals to select four of their amazing products to review 🎉.

🔅Since I am an avid user of their products I was delighted to be able to try out their newer products. The first product I will be reviewing for you is from their 1000 Roses 🌹collection which I love 💖.

🔅It’s the 1000 Roses🌹Sheer Coverage CC cream with SPF 30.  

 🔅This is a moisturizing cream which offers mineral based sheer,barely there color, so if you are looking for medium coverage this is probably not the CC cream for you. It is available in different tints so you can choose the one that best complements your skin tone. For me the closest match was the Sheer Tan. 

🔅In the summers I don’t wear heavy makeup or foundation, so this is perfect for me. I usually put this on after my concealer and I’m good to go. It has the added benefit of 🔅SPF 30 which is great because I hate putting on sunscreen afterwards as it leaves white streaks and most of them are heavy and greasy. 

 🔅Like all Andalou products it is vegan and cruelty free 🐰and is Non GMO certified.   

🔅Let me know if you have tried any of Andalou products and what are some of your favorite summer BB or CC creams💕.

🔅Until next time xoxo!💋

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🔅Shopaholic’s Summer in Blues OOTD Featuring : Feed Projects 🔅

🔅Hello Loves🔅 

🔹Today’s OOTD is very special because,

🔹one: today and yesterday truly marked the start of summer with temperatures hitting 40 degrees 🔆🔥.

🔹Two: It features my favorite color of all time 🔷Blue.

🔹 Three : It also features one of the brands I admire immensely “Feed Projects“.

🔹You can check out my review of “Feed Projects” products here.

🔹Let’s get started 🔆

🔹Outfit details :

🔹Top : J crew

🔹Pants : American Eagle

🔹Kimono : Old Navy

🔹Shoes : Toms 

🔹Jewelry : Feed Projects

   
    
    
    
    
 🔹Hope you guys enjoyed this OOTD. What is your favorite color to wear in the summer? 🔆 Let me know in the comments below 🔹.

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💋Shopaholic’s Product Review: Pacifica Devocean Lipstick 💋

💋Hello Beauties!💋

💋I’m super excited about today’s product review✨I have been wanting to try the Pacifica brand for ages but since it’s not available in the UAE I was majorly p’od 😡. 

💋Luckily Amazon came to the rescue and I received my package a few days ago 🎉. 

💋The Pacifica brand features 100% vegan products that are formulated without: Animal ingredients (including carmine, beeswax and lanolin), animal testing, FD&C colors, mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, porpylene glycol, SLS, gluten, peanut oil and other nasty ingredients. 

✨The lipsticks are available in five shades and retail for $14 for a 0.7 ounce tube. I opted for the color Firebird because it’s a beautiful, vibrant shade of red😍. I don’t usually wear lipstick but when I do i want to go bold and beautiful ❤️!

💋First off the packaging is gorgeous ! Both the cardboard box and the lipstick inside have beautiful gold graffiti type art on them.  

 💋The lipstick itself is very creamy, hydrating and nicely pigmented. The color is an orange red not a blue red as you might make out from the packaging. It is a bright color that will work great with a range of skin tones and is perfect for both day and night.  

 💋In terms of long wearing it unfortunately doesn’t deliver 😞. After 3 hours it had gotten a whole lot lighter than when I had put it on and after eating and drinking it was completely gone.

  💋Overall I would rate this lipstick 4/5. I would totally buy it again and am looking forward to trying the other colors as well. I am slowly weeding out all of my old cosmetics that are not vegan and/or made from natural and organic ingredients and Pacifica products are a great addition to my collection 💕.

💋Have you tried any of Pacifica products? Would you try this lipstick? Let me know in the comments 😘

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✨Shopaholic’s Favorite💖 Beauty Hacks ✨

Hello Loves 💞!Today I will be sharing some of my favorite beauty and fashion hacks 🕵! Every beauty maven and fashionista has her own tips and tricks, little shortcuts that make life a tad easier and for a whole lot cheaper 🤑now who doesn’t love that! Some of you might have already tried and/or heard of some of these 😱! For others this might be an introduction, in any case sit back and enjoy as I take you through the hack list of a shopaholic 💫

Dry Shampoo hack ✨,  
✨ The reason this hack is first is because I hate washing my hair😡. It takes too long and then I have to condition it, wait for it to dry and turn into a frizzy, fluffy ball then straighten it…you get the idea 😒.I try to extend time between washings which is not always easy cause my roots get oily pretty quick.

✨ Now commercial dry shampoos work fine ( some of them). But here’s the problem, they are pricey💸, they run out too fast 👎🏼and they are chock full of chemicals. Here’s where the hack comes in, you can make dry shampoo in your own kitchen for a fraction of the price! All you need is : arrowroot powder about 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of Dutch cocoa powder + 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder. (If you have lighter hair omit the cocoa powder, I have super dark hair so I feel it blends in better with the cocoa😇).

✨Mix together keep in an airtight container and use like you would regular dry shampoo! Plus you get the added benefit of smelling like chocolate and cinnamon yumm!.

✨Tinted Moisturizer hack ✨Don’t feel like full coverage, but don’t want to invest in a tinted moisturizer or CC cream? No problem just mix a pump or two of your foundation (liquid💧) with your moisturizer and voila!✨ your own tinted moisturizer/CC cream!

✨Skimpy eyelashes hack

 ✨I have tried this countless times! I don’t have skimpy eyelashes nor do I have lush lashes I fall squarely in between 😒. At times however when I am too rough removing my eyemakeup or just rub the crap out of my eyes my lashes do fall out at random 😱. Castor oil to the rescue ! Just use a cotton swab to apply castor oil to your lashes just before bedtime and you will see thicker, longer lashes guaranteed !✨

Crossback bra hack

 ✨Wearing a halter dress or tank tops and don’t own a Crossback bra? No biggie, take a medium sized paper clip and thread it through the bra straps at the back to make a temporary cross back bra and hide those pesky bra straps out of sight. You can buy the real bra clips later here.

Face scrub hack,  ✨Run out of exfoliator? Rummage through your pantry. Baking soda is an ingredient in most everybody’s kitchen. Mix two tablespoons baking soda with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and apply to your face. Rub gently over your face as you would with a convention scrub and wash off. Smooth, glowing skin yes indeed ✨!

Eyeshadow hack, ✨ Eye primer and concealer not making those shadows bright enough? Apply a white liner pencil on your lid after your primer and brush on your shadow, the white will make the colors pop!✨ This works really well on pastel or lighter shades that don’t show up too well especially if you have a darker skin tone.

Sweaty Feet hack,  ✨As gross as it sounds, sweaty feet in the summer are sometimes unavoidable especially if you are wearing closed toe shoes. 

✨Never fear, all you need is an anti perspirant and you’re good to go. Just make sure you use a separate one for your feet 😷. Roll on the anti perspirant on the soles of your feet let dry for a few minutes and you are good too go!👣

✨There you have it peeps! Shopaholic’s beauty hacks✨! How many of these have you tried ? Let me know right here!

Until next time xoxo!💋

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💕Shopaholic’s Product Review : It Cosmetics 💕

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✨It’s product review time and today I’m going to be reviewing a product, well two produts actually since they came as a duo✨that I use almost everyday and highly recommend! 💖  ✨The “⚜It Cosmetics Vitality Flush Color Stain and Hello Light Creme Luminizer⚜“duo💕! I got this set from QVC when it was on a special price of $29 and it’s been worth every penny✨. As you probably know I’m not much of a makeup 💄maven so I’m always on the lookout 🕵for products that can perk up my face without much effort on my part 😉.  ✨These two products do just that💯. Let’s start with the packaging first, they both come identically packaged in shiny, silver, chunky tubes. That is a bit of a bummer actually because the only way I can tell them apart ( I sound like a mother of 👶🏽👶🏽twins here 😁). Is by turning them upside down constantly and checking the label so I don’t accidentally walk around with pink undereyes and champagne lips 😳.  ✨These are twisty tubes just like a lipstick and are a generous size 0.26 ounces per tube, which means they last a long time. I’ve been using mine for three months now and I have tons left 😇. 

 ✨The lipstain 💋is called “Jene sais quoi” it starts out clear and turns a lovely subtle pink when it touches your skin. It is moisturizing and keeps your lips soft and hydrated .You can use it on yours cheeks as well for a flush of color but personally I found it too greasy for my face. I prefer the good old powder blushes when it comes to my face, call me old fashioned 😉

✨The luminizer has been a lifesaver for me honestly. 💖 I have had so many people ask me what I’m wearing to make my skin glow and this is it 💕.  ✨ I even use it on days I don’t feel like wearing concealer or foundation and it works perfectly.  I slick it under my eyes blend it out and voila bright and awake eyes 👁✨in a snap💫! I know in the skin swatch it looks very glimmery but i had to really rub it several times on my skin for it to show up in the pictures. It blends out beautifully and lightens and highlights your skin 💖! You can totally use it on your Cupid’s bow and your cheeks for extra bling ✨!

✨There you have it guys, my absolute fave 💗 products ✨Hope you enjoyed the review😘 let me know if you have tried these products I would love to hear from you!

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