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Shopaholic Beauty Solutions: Under Eye Circles 🐼

Hola Love 🐰 Bunnies!

Today I’m going to be discussing a problem and dispelling some myths about a persistent beauty concern that plagues both men and women :”Dark circles” .  

🐼Did you know that each year over $1billion worth of eye care products are bought by consumers? That’s some serious cash 💰 being spent each year to try and correct a problem that doesnt seem to respond any type of skincare product regardless of the claims made.

🐼Over the years I too have played the part of the gullible, willing consumer clamoring for the latest new product to hit the store  shelves :  everything from creams, gels, roller ball serums, homemade masks, iced teaspoons even microneedling 😖ouch! In a series of failed attempts to try and rid myself of these persistent dark shadows that have me fending off questions like : Didn’t you sleep last night? Are you sick? 😒

🐼Finally burnt out from my ⚗️experiments I decided to pay a visit to a couple of dermatologists to try and figure out the mystery behind solving this predicament.

So here is the verdict

🐼Dark circles if hereditary meaning if they are not caused by lack of sleep or a poor diet cannot be removed via topical applications like creams, gels, serums or if you are a DIY queen 👸🏼 via 🍋 lemons, aloe vera gel, vitamin capsules , cucumbers 🥒 or 🥔 potatoes.

🐼Serious dark circles which are sometimes accompanied by hollows under the eyes can only be treated by fillers or laser therapy or a combination of both.

🐼Now here you have a few options ; you can either opt for cosmetic fillers : Juvederm, Restalyne etc and follow that up with a few sessions of laser therapy ( your doctor will decide based on your individual case which laser to use). 

🐼Your second option if you are vary of cosmetic fillers which I totally am btw 😣. Is to opt for PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy which involves injecting the plasma in your own blood in the troublesome areas . Personally if I ever do get over my terror of needles the latter will be the option I will be looking into. The idea of injecting my own blood while squeamish is still a much safer option than cosmetic fillers which come with their own set of complications : bruising, lumpiness to name a few not to mention hideously expensive. 💸

🐼So there you have it peeps a short and hopefully informative insight into the mystery of dark circles and how to go about getting rid of them. Hope this post was helpful to those of you struggling with this problem and will end up keeping you from spending your hard earned💸 money on useless creams and potions. 

🐼Hey if nothing else you can atleast invest in a few good concealers to camouflage those panda rings while you makeup your mind about which treatment to pursue.

If you have any other info about dealing with dark circles I would love to hear it 💕. Leave me a comment below 😘

Until next time loves 💕❣️

Story Time With ShopaholicBlogs: Featuring Crappy 🎁 Gifts!

Hola Love Bunnies 🐰🎁💕!

Today on the blog its story time ! So get into your PJ’s , get comfy and hit that play button😘 because today we will talking all about the not so joyful experience of receiving totally terrible presents 🎁😖

As always your comments are always welcome so share your gift receiving stories with me right here 🎁! & don’t forget to share, follow and subscribe!

💋Shopaholic’s 15 Fun Facts About Me 💋

💋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….except 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?)

💋15– I 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 😘.

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 : Dirty Works ✨

✨Hey Guys! 💞

Today’s product review features a brand that I happened to stumble upon accidently and ended up absolutely loving💞

          ❗️Presenting “Dirty Works“❗️

✨Honestly I had never heard of this brand before but the colorful packaging caught my eye amongst the hundreds of other skincare brands that were jostling for attention. ( I guess packaging is the most important “P” in marketing 😉 see I retained something from way back in college. 

✨So anyway I spent a good 15 mins at the “Dirty Works” display. They have a good product range from skincare to body care. I ended up buying the “8 in 1 Miracle Serum” and the “Miracle Cream”.

Dirty Works is a U.K. brand and is available through Tesco and Sainsbury and if you are in the UAE you can get them at Carrefour, Boots & Spinneys.

✨ Let’s start with the serum first:

✨In a 30ml tube you are promised firmer, more even toned, wrinkle free, bright and hydrated skin 😳. That’s a long list of claims for a product to make 🤔. From my personal experience the serum does a good job of priming and in my case mattifying the skin before moisturizer.

✨It has a very light gel to lotion like texture and goes on smoothly, no greasy after feel. I’ve only used it for a few days so in can’t vouch for the anti wrinkling properties. However it does leave your skin soft but you will definately need to follow up with moisturizer unless you are super oily in which case this should be enough. My own skin is combination with t zone oiliness and a tendency to break out randomly. 

✨Which is why I followed it with the “Miracle Cream“.


✨I was initially apprehensive about using this moisturizer because it is a cream. Most creams I’ve used in the past have been felt very heavy on my skin, causing mid- morning oil slicks and breakouts 😡.

✨This cream has a very light texture, a very subtle sweet fragrance. I cant stand skincare products that are heavily scented😷. They are incredibly overpowering😖 I mean hello there  is a reason perfumes are sprayed on the body and not on the face🙄.

✨It is incredibly moisturizing and there is no greasy after feel. Even mid -day when I’m usually reaching for tissues for blotting, my skin was relatively less oily. 😱

✨I am loving💟 both these products 💞, so much so that I’m going to try out their other stuff as well 😇. Have you guys tried “Dirty Works“? Which product is your favorite ? Let me know in the comments below 😘

✨Until next time xoxo💋

🎁Shopaholic Review : Subscription Boxes: Chic Living Kit 🎁

🎁So I finally decided to try out one of the subscription box services here in the UAE🎉. Unlike the US where there is plethora of subscription boxes to choose from here in the UAE we are seriously lacking in this department. 

🎁The only other beauty subscription box is the glam box which honestly sucks : too expensive and majority of the boxes consist of brands i can pick up myself at Carrefour ( Walmart equivalent) for a whole lot cheaper. 

🎁I do so love the idea of getting surprises in the mail every now and then so I decided to try out the Chic Living Kit. It’s priced at AED 120 or around $32 which is still pretty steep considering subscription boxes elsewhere start as low as $10😒.Had to get that rant out of the way😉

🎁So here’s presenting the first look at the #Chic Living Kit September Box


🎁The box itself is huge considering what’s in it 😒, apparently they are not into conservation♻️.

🎁September subscribers will receive (it’s the same stuff for everyone since there is no personalization here 😒). 

Clarins Hand and Nail cream I guess it’s a delux sample 30ml.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 15 ml I guess they figured they had gone overboard with the first sample so they skimped on this one 🙄

✨ Two tinny 🔭 samples 7 ml 😳 from a brand called Maxon. The first sample is a deodorant cream, hmm 7ml well that should be enough for one armpit atleast 😒.

✨And the other 7ml sample is also from the same brand of a sunblock. I guess coverage 🔆for half my face is all they could afford at $32💰.

✨The rest are coupons, one is 50 dirhams off at the “#I saw it first” website. Most of the stuff there is really not my style so I guess I’ll pass on this coupon. 

✨The other is for one free Frostino ( ice blended beverage) at #Costa Coffee.  I definately needed some caffeine to jolt me back to reality after the shock ⚡️of seeing those teeny samples.

✨There are two other coupons, one for a free dine in pizza at #pizzatothepeople. The second for 100 grams of coffee at #goldboxroastery.

🎁Here’s my peeve with coupons in subscription boxes, they should really be redeemable both online and in person. Second one coupon in a subscription box is fine, four at the expense of product samples is really not. I mean i can get coupons online or in the paper for free! that’s really not why I’m shelling out $32 for😒.

🎁I’m really not impressed with the #Chic Living Kit box to be honest. Except for the Clarins products and the Costa Coffee the rest of the stuff I could have gotten anywhere for free. 

🎁Have you tried any subscription boxes? Which ones are your favorite?

Let me know here 😘

Until next time xoxo 💋   

Shopaholic rant : I’m bored 😫

Alright guys it happens we’ve all been there when you are just so bored out of your mind😖 you are actually googling “I’m so bored I wish I had a life” 😳. Yes I’ve been there done that and I’m sure you have too 😉

It’s not that you don’t have stuff to do, I mean there are always chores ( just ask your mom😁). 

It’s not that you don’t have any friends, they are all there it’s just that they are probably busy or they are just as bored as you are . I actually remember a phone conversation with my bff back in school where we both talked 📞for an hour about how bored we both were and how there was nothing to do😂. 

For me boredom usually sets in during vacations😱. I know! I wait for vacations all year because usually schoolwork and chores keep me busy and cranky and I look forward to finally having two months of vacations ahead of me✨. But honestly a week into vacations I start wondering what to do with myself. I mean usually during study time resisting myself from obsessively checking Facebook is a torture. Come vacations I barely log onto Facebook more than a couple of times a day😳

I mean seriously this summer vacations my sisters and I were together all the time and all we did was to sit and stare zombie like at our phone screens. 

I mean is it just me who feels this way or does everyone get bored out of their minds every once in a while. I mean obviously no one wants to admit it I suppose because it means inadvertently admitting you don’t have a life😪

And I’m sorry but Google is no help here I mean here are some of the boredom busters I came across online:

1- Watch a 📽movie – with 60 days plus of    vacation time to kill that equals being a total couch potato and who on earth can come up with a list that long? Plus if you are planning on hitting the movie theater that often that’s a whole lotta moola💸

2-Go 🛍shopping– again I love shopping, but there’s only so many times you can go to the mall especially when there are no sales 😡

3-Pack a 🍗picnic– ok this one would work totally if I lived in the picturesque mountains of Switzerland 🌲. However since I’m currently stranded in the middle of a desert 🌵in the summer🔆 lets just scratch that off the list shall we ?😒

4-Get ✂️crafting! ok this is my no 1 vacation peeve😡 First the damn crafting supplies end up costing me more than what it would take to just buy the thing from a store. Secondly it never ever turns out like anything even remotely close to the picture or video tutorial. 

6- Get🍳cooking! Sure… after cooking for myself year round and washing endless stacks of dishes that’s exactly what I want to spend my vacation doing 😒

6-Read a 📚book🤓 hmm this ones actually not too bad the only problem being given my ability to speed read I can easily finish a book (300+ pages) in a day. Meaning I would need close to 60 books to keep me entertained and given the fact that not even a single book since the Harry Potter series has even remotely peaked my interest … Well you get the picture.

7- Travel ✈️& see the world!🌏 Right and I suppose the money for the tickets and the visas and the hotel accommodations will just come from the tree in my backyard 💵. I’m totally not a backpacker or sleep in a haystack type traveler and besides on my budget the maximum I’d be able to stay anywhere would be a week anyways so that would still leave 7 more weeks…

8-Sleep!😴 I would have to be sleeping beauty or be hit in the neck repeatedly with a tranquilizer dart 💉to be out for the entire vacation😳.

9-Whine & complain haha I swear this was googles attempt at sarcasm 😂 

So how do you guys beat boredom? Hit with your ideas right here❗️

Until next time loves xoxo💋


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