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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 : NYX Lip Cream💋

💋Hello Peeps💞

💋Today’s product review happens to be about yet another NYX product. I have heard so many bloggers raving about it I figured I had to give it a try.

💋So I stopped by the NYX display on my recent trip to the mall and picked up a few NYX goodies which I will review for you in the upcoming blog posts. So if you are a NYX fan stay tuned.

💋Since I love 💟 bright lipsticks and have I always wanted to try a matte one. (I have always shied away from matte lipsticks in the past since they are so drying and make my lips appear parched🍂).

💋I already had my stock of reds and corals so I opted for a bright pink this time. The colors is called San Paulo and it’s a lovely rose pink. 

💋I was a bit apprehensive trying on a matte lipstick and I did slick on some clear lipbalm as a precaution. The formula itself is very creamy and goes on smoothly, no clumps, no tugging. It is highly pigmented and stays on for hours. 💋This lipstick is the bomb ❣ If you are looking for a matte lipstick I highly recommend giving NYX lip creams a try. I can’t wait to try the rest of their amazing colors.

💋Have you tried NYX lip creams? Let me know right here 😘

🍃Shopaholic’s Product Review : Lush Herbalism Cleanser 🍃

🍃Hey Everyone❗️

🍃Welcome to another fabulous product review✨ I know I’ve not been very active on the blog lately, but I’ve been bogged down by assignments ➕ I am fasting , so I am literally sapped of all energy 💧during the day.

🍃Anyway since I finished my assignment a week ahead of the deadline for once 🎉. I made a beeline for the mall the very next day 😍🛍. I had run out of my cleanser, moisturizer and body wash so I was really looking forward to some much needed retail therapy.💸

🍃Since it was the middle of the week in Ramadan🌙 no less, the mall was deserted 😍❗️So for once I was able to go into the Lush store and look around in peace ☮. Usually the store is packed 😡 and the assistants are harried and you have to wait forever to get a turn at the basins 💧to try out something.

🍃Today, I was assisted by one of their lovely employees who let me try out the different products to my hearts 💕content and I came away clutching my haul happily.  

🍃The product i’m going to review, is the 🍃Lush Herbalism Cleanser. Lately my skin has been going into oil production overdrive and using conventional acne cleansers including my beloved Alba Botanica were not helping matters 😡. Plus my regular moisturizer was leaving my skin looking like fly paper so I figured it was time for a change.

The 🍃Herbalism cleanser is unlike any I’ve tried before. It is a bright green, crumbly, damp powder which is tightly packed in the standard black Lush pot. 

🍃Key ingredients : Kaolin clay, rice bran and ground almonds . 🍃You take a small pinch of the cleanser, wet💦 your fingers and rub in into your palm. When it comes in contact with water it becomes like a paste which you can then rub over your face. It doesn’t have any discernible fragrance just a very mild herby scent.🍃 It does not foam or produce any suds, instead it had a mild scrub like texture. Weird I know, I am so accustomed to suds that I was very skeptical about the product actually cleaning my face. 

🍃However once I dried my face I was pleasantly surprised to find that my face was not only clean it was sans that dryness and tightness that I get post  washing that immediately makes me reach for my moisturizer. 

🍃My skin felt soft and clean, though I did follow it up with the Lush Vanishing Cream ( Review coming soon!). I really can’t be without moisturizer.😳 Fast forward 8 hours later my skin is moisturized and soft but not oily✨ No shiny, spot a mile away T zone❗️

🍃All in all so far I’m really liking this cleanser, I admit the oil control factor has to do with using in conjunction with the Vanishing cream. Even so I give it 4/5

🍃Have you guys tried the Herbalism cleanser? What are your favorite products from Lush?

Until next time xoxo💋❗️

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🌺Shopaholic’s Product Review : Akin Revitalizing Radiance Serum 🌺

🌺Hello ladies ! 

It’s time for another product review post!✨ Today I’ll be reviewing an Australian brand “Akin“🍃. As you probably are aware of my addiction to vegan, cruelty free products🐰, it should come as no surprise to you that all the products from this brand are also certified vegan🍃.

I stumbled upon this brand while browsing through Instagram and I’ve been searching for its products here for a while now. If you are in Dubai you can find them at Holland & Barette stores or you can order them directly from the website “Purist“.

The product I chose to try was their Revitalising Cellular Radiance Serum. This is an oil based serum comprising certified organic  oils of Jojoba and RoseHip as well as botanical extracts and vitamins A &E. 

 The serum comes in a 0.78 oz Amber colored glass bottle with a glass dropper that looks like it came straight from an alchemist’s lab ⚗💕. 

 Tha packaging itself is very pretty, I swear I’m such a sucker for gorgeous packaging 💟 I actually save the boxes that I find too gorg 💕to throw out 😳. 

 The serum itself is a gold colored oil, you are supposed to use only 3-4 drops since it is so concentrated. After cleansing I applied 3 drops of the oil onto my face and neck. It absorbed instantly with no greasy or heavy after feel.  
My only peeve with the oil would be the funky odour, to me it smelled like the cod fish oil 🐟capsules my father would make me eat as a child in the winters ❄️.The smell however dissipates a little in a bit. The serum itself is very hydrating, I was a bit vary since my skin is oily and combination. However it made my skin very soft sans the oil and shine despite it being severly hot and humid🔆.

I followed it with the Sukin Facial Moisturizer (Review coming soon!). Hours later my skin was still moisturized. 

My rating for this moisturizer 4/5 ✨! I can’t wait to try other products from their line 💕. Have you guys tried Akin products? Which one would you recommend?

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⚜Shopaholic’s drugstore product(s) review ⚜

  🍬Hello sweets!🍬

⚜Today I want to review a few drugstore products I have been using for a couple of weeks. 

⚜I love browsing through drugstore/pharmacy aisles as much as I do spending time at Sephora and to be honest some drugstore products are as good if not better than the 💸pricier, high end brands.

⚜Lets start with the most basic product most of us have on our counter tops: 

⚜The humble nail polish remover 💫 I know it seems a little silly to be reviewing a nail polish remover but if you are like me and you hate the awful 😷smell of acetone coupled with the garish white streaks left on your nails along with having all the moisture 💦sucked out of your fingers post wiping then you will like what I’m about to post ✨

  ⚜I stumbled upon this product quiet by accident in my drugstore. I was in a rush and I grabbed it without really looking at the brand. Once I used it however I was pleasantly surprised. 

⚜For one there was no harsh smell of acetone, secondly the nail polish remover did not leave my nails discolored or with streaks or hideously dry. 

⚜It contains no acetone, oil or perfumes and takes about as long to dissolve the nail polish ( I had two coats plus a base coat and top coat) as a regular remover. If you can find this brand Depend do try it I highly recommend it 😘.

⚜Next up is an item that is a staple in my handbag. The good old baby 👶🏽 wipes💕. Ok here’s a little secret 🗝 I love the smell of baby products 💗. I know there are several “adult” versions of wipes available but I always end up buying the ones with the baby scent ❤️!  

 ⚜These particular ones are my favorite 💟, they come in a handbag friendly size and smell adorable 💕mmm💕! Plus they are very moisturizing and take your makeup off in a jiffy and I also use them to wipe my hands during the day love love love 💗😇!

⚜The last product I wanted to review is the one I can’t go without for even a day!😳 A good exfoliator💦. I usually have several exfoliators on my counter , one gritty one for when my skin needs some tough love❤️, a mild everyday one for daily tlc and an in between one which is usually somewhere between extra fine and medium grit. I have an exfoliating ocd I admit it 😑.

⚜I picked up this one because the store was out of my regular goto. However since this one was from the same brand I decided to give it a try.

  
⚜It has a nice smell 🍍, the texture is very very fine kind of a cross between a creamy cleanser and a mild scrub. I really have to have a go at my face to get any exfoliating action to be honest. 😒 All in all it’s an ok exfoliator to have if you want something very very mild or have sensitive skin. For me it was not giving me the feeling of a good scrubby action if you know what I mean. So I’ll just use this one up and look for my old faithful or something better next time. 

⚜That wraps up this review post , have you tried any of these products? Do let me know 💟

Until next time xoxo!💋

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🎉Shopaholic’s Beauty Blogger Award No.3!🎉

  
💟Hello beautiful people!💟

✨I am so thrilled to be receiving the ⚜beauty blogger award⚜ for the third time ✨! This time it’s courtesy of the fabulous 💕”thejouskablog“💕. I love the fact that I get to meet so many wonderful bloggers everyday and through the blogger award q&a’s I get to know them a little bit more each time💗.

Check out her blog and show her that famous blogger love 💗 while I pen down the rules and then get down to answering her fun questions 😇.

The Rules:

💕Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.

💕Answer the questions assigned to you.

💕Nominate your own makeup/lifestyle/fashion bloggers.

💕Frame 10 questions for your nominees.

💕Inform the nominees about their award nomination.

🔱My questions from thejouskablog 🔱

⚜What’s your favorite makeup brand?

💕It cosmetics, dusty girls 

🔱Name any one makeup product that you cannot live without.

💕My dusty girls tinted moisturizer💗

🔱What’s your clothing style?

💕Boho /casual

🔱Do you have a specific beauty routine?

💕Tinted moisturizer, blush, kohl, lipstain and done 😘

🔱Would you rather put on makeup by yourself or go to a parlour instead?

💕I love ❤️ getting my makeup done ! If I could afford it I would go to a parlor everyday to get dolled up 😍

🔱Do you prefer lighter or darker shades of eyeshadow?

💕Dark! I love the smoky eye💕

  🔱Who inspires you the most in the beauty/fashion industry? Why?

💕I hate to say this but I do follow Kim and kourtney kardashians makeup and hair styles. They are petite and dark haired like me😳

🔱If you had to choose between high heels and flats, which one would it be?

💕Flats all the way!

🔱When you travel, do you carry a separate makeup pouch with yourself?

💕I carry a separate case with me all the time in my handbag it has all of my makeup and skincare essentials and is probably the reason my handbag weighs a ton 😉

🔱Would you ever consider working in the fashion industry?

💕of course ! It would be awesome! 💗

That’s all from me guys I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me 😇.

⚜Now here are my nominees for this awesome award⚜

sukayana

suzielily

K.M Sutton

Riyahearts

lifewithlilred 

Here are my questions to the nominees ✨

💫Your favorite thing to eat?

💫List five beauty produts you use everyday.

💫One tip for writing a great blog post.

💫If you could buy five things for free from Sephora what would you choose and why?

💫Perfume or body mist?

💫One tip for making your makeup last through the day?

💫straightening iron or hair dryer and why?

💫How have you improved as a blogger over time?

💫Liquid eyeliner or pencil which would you choose state your favorite brand and why you love 💗 it.

💫A makeup product you wouldn’t use even if you got it for free 😂

😘 There you have it bloggers! Have fun answering these questions and don’t forget to tag me so I can read your fabulous answers 💕

Until next time xoxo!💋

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👑Shopaholic’s Beauty Blogger Award👑

  💕Hello Loves💕!

✨Thanks to ❣startwithstyle ❣ive been nominated for the ✨Beauty Blogger Award✨😇! Check out her fabulous blog where she offers great tips on makeup and fashion 💗.

✨As always I’ll start off by getting the rules out of the way 😉.

💟Tag the blogger that nominated you and thank and praise them to the skies 🌟

💟Answer the questions you were given.
💟Nominate and notify other beauty bloggers of your choice.
💟Choose 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

✨Here are the questions asked by startwithstyle :

💟-Normal lipstick or mat?

💕I prefer moisturizing lipsticks, if they are too glossy I can always blot them out with a tissue. Matte lipsticks always make my lips look like I have been wandering around in the desert 🌵without water for ages. 😳

💟Why did you choose the blog name?

💕I love shopping 🛍and the very first post I wrote for the blog was “I confess I’m a shopaholic” so it just made sense 😇

💟What motivated you to start a blog?

💕I was always posting long rants on Facebook so my friends suggested I get into blogging and after a lot of deliberating I actually did 😘!

💟Favorite beauty brand?

💕It cosmetics, Dusty girls, Inglot.

💟Your daily beauty routine?
💕I’m not much of a makeup person, so the most I do is apply a tinted moisturizer, blush, lip stain and kohl and I’m out the door.

💟Do you use a professional camera or a mobile phone for a blog?

💕I use my phone it’s much easier to edit and upload the photos since they are all on one device.

💟Describe your casual outfit?

💕 A loose tunic and jeans. In the summers mostly a long dress.

💟What is you favorite app on your phone?

💕Hmm I think it’s the etsy app I could browse that for hours 😍

💟Are you addicted to your phone?

💕Shamefully yes 😳

💟Can you go out without your makeup, if you can’t tell my why?

💕I don’t wear makeup at all so it’s not a problem for me, I’m blessed with a good eye shape so even if I apply a line of kohl I’m good to go 😇.

That was so much 💗fun ! Thanks startwithstyle for these great questions!💗

✨Here are my nominees!

💕emilyr0se

💕reevsmall

💕beautylifeloves

💕platimunlatte

💕aleks

The questions for the nominees are:

✨Your fav beauty and skincare brand and why you love it.

✨Your favorite blog post and why?

✨Give one makeup/skincare tip you swear by.

Where do you get your ideas for blogging.

✨One person who inspires you the most celebrity or real ?

Your favorite store to shop at for makeup/skincare/clothes?

✨Matte or dewy foundation ?

✨Are you a solo blogger or you love collaborating with others?

✨What is a typical day like for you?

✨What goals do you have for your blog this year?

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Until next time xoxo!💋

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