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✨What’s in my handbag?✨

Hello bloggers!

I’m back with everyone’s favorite 💕 post drumroll🥁 please “the what’s in my handbag!”

Everyone knows girls carry everything but the kitchen sink in their handbags ( I know that metaphor has been beaten to death but bear with me 😜). I totally adore the small clutches and trendy flap bags that are all the rage and look so chic. But in all honesty they can’t even hold 1/3 of the stuff I lug around on a daily basis. 

Hence the tote or the really large hobo have become my preferred style. So today I’ll be giving you a detailed insiders view of my handbag ✨🎉. Let’s get started!✨First off the bag 💕. I bought this beauty from JOYN. The company employs talented artisans in Rajpur, India and provides them with steady jobs, vocational training and education. I love the block printing on the side of the bag and it’s 100% leather. It’s a north south tote so it holds a lot without overwhelming my petite frame. The inside is roomy with plenty of pockets to organize and the lining is a light neutral which makes locating my stuff so much easier. Oh btw the little voodoo dolls don’t come with they are my cute add on ❤️✨Moving on let’s see what’s actually stashed inside 😇Cosmetics case : Starting from the top right is my cosmetics case which I custom ordered from Etsy 💕. It has three pockets on the inside and a wrist strap for easy carrying read inside a plane toilet ✈️

Tissues : if I happen to have a cold.

✨Feed case : I got this when I purchased my Feed bracelet I use it now to store my headphones. So now no more tangled headphones🎉!

USB : which I never use yet I keep hanging on to it.🤔

Car and house keys : i am forever loosing my keys so I finally got myself a keychain in Prague👑 that doubles as a souvenir. 😍

✨Eyeglasses: My contacts have recently started irritating my eyes so I keep my glasses with me incase I need to pop the contacts out and still be able to see🤓.

Pen: I always keep a pen handy for emergencies : read : on a flight and filing out the customs form with a red crayon from the kids coloring pack 😳

Wallet : Tory burch birthday gift 🎁 last year 💕

Sunglasses : For some reason I’ve gone back to my Coach aviators after becoming bored with the Tom Fords. 

Gum: Instant breath freshner 😜

Baby wipes : For cleaning hands I find they work better than hand sanitizer which dries my hands out. Plus they are a great at cleaning up makeup mistakes. 

Now let’s take a look inside the cosmetics case. What you thought we were done already 😊Ok let’s see yikes !looks like I have a mini pharmacy in here 😱

✨Mini hairbrush : self explanatory 

✨Hair tie : For emergency buns and braids on the go.

✨Kohl: my go to eye makeup

✨Mini toothbrush, Floss & Toothpaste : Aligner wearers will get this 😭.

✨Liner and pad : period emergencies 

✨Panandol: random headaches, period cramps you get the idea 💡 

✨Hair pins : to tame my unruly bangs.

✨Cuticle oil: For my ever flaky cuticles TMI I know 😳

✨Hand cream : This crab and tree mini is the prefect size for handbags.

✨NYX lip cream : my fav matte lippie💕

✨Tinted lip balm: doubles as my everyday lipstick 💄 

✨Loccitane Shea butter : for severely chapped lips and dry hands. I got this in Hamburg where my lips were uncomfortably dry. 

✨Neosporin : for cuts and booboos😭

✨Maybelline age rewind concealer : one of the best under eye concealers I have tried. 

✨It cosmetics blush and brush: for rosy cheeks 🌹

✨Sunblock : because tanning  is not an option 🌞when you are a desi brown girl.

✨Mini compact: for checking my face randomly throughout the day 🙃

Whew! So thats why that bag weighs a ton! Gosh I would have never known 😜. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. What do you carry in your handbags ? Let me know in the comments 😘

✨Shopaholic’s Back to Basics ✨

✨Hey Loves!

✨As much as I love trying out new products there comes a time when i tend to go back to the basics 💞. Products that have stood the test of time and trail repeatedly and have emerged as stellar ✨. One such brand is Olay✨. As a kid I remember the pearlescent pink bottle with the black cap on my grandmother’s side table. Years later I would sneak the red Regenerist container from my mother’s dresser hoping to get glowing skin like hers .😇

✨So when I started my hunt for anti aging skincare ( yes I’m an old maid😒) the first brand I tried out was Olay. Over the years though I’ve constantly tried different brands I’ve always gone back to Olay after a while. Regenerist, total effects I’ve tried them all, some hit the mark others I decided to pass on the next time around. 

✨While I enjoyed using the Regenerist line for a while my personal favorite is their total effects line. In particular the serum and the face lotion, which tackle the seven signs of aging : 

Loss of moisture

Wrinkles

Uneven skin tone 

Uneven skin texture 

Lackluster skin

Lack of hydration 

Visible pores

✨Plus it offers SPF 15 for sun protection.☀️ They have also expanded their anti aging line by adding BB and CC creams. Both the BB and CC creams offer the same anti aging benefits as the original total effects but with a hint of foundation for slight coverage. 

✨I personally use the serum and anti aging moisturizer on a daily basis with the CC cream occasionally when my skin is misbehaving and I need a little coverage. If you are a foundation fan then you will find the coverage with the BB and CC creams minimal. Since I don’t bother with foundation it gives me the coverage I need without the need for blending.

✨The formulas are non greasy and offer day long hydration and smooth my skin out. Plus they are priced reasonably and are available at most drugstores.

✨Have you guys tried Olay products? Which ones are your favorites ? Let me know here 😘

🌚Super Short OOTD 🌚

🌚Hello Everyone ✨

🌚Long time no see! I have been totally mute for the last couple of days so just incase you were wondering if I had been abducted by aliens 👽(I should be so lucky 😒).

🌚Nope I’m still here where I have always been … if that sounds pathetic it’s because it actually is..😒 I have been stuck in a rut forever it seems and lately it’s starting to bug me more than ever. I read recently a post by someone who announced that they had finally found their true passion in life ( career wise people💵) and that they were able to ditch their 9-5 and go live their dream. While I was genuinely happy for them it made me wonder what exactly was my goal/passion in life and when the f*** was I going to be able to do it instead of wandering about aimlessly wasting precious time⏰.

🌚I was asked by a friend of mine back in grade school what my special talent was and I remember looking at her blankly and eventually conceding that it was nothing.😔 We have always been told that every person has some unique talent but even after years of searching I have drawn a blank.😶

🌚Anyways at times thoughts like these get me severely( I’m not going to say depressed) upset☹️. When that happens I shut myself away from everyone, I swear if there was a hibernation 🐻contest amongst humans I would take first prize 🏆.  

🌚Luckily for me I got a call from FedEx this morning informing I had a parcel delivery from good old USA 😍and that flipped my mood switch instantly. I swear shopping is the best therapy out there 💞.

🌚So here is today’s very short OOTD, mostly because I had forgotten to charge my camera and it died after two shots 😡.

Enjoy guys 😘🌚You can tell I’m not back to being my usual overly cheerful self still 😉

Featured brands:

✨Hollister

✨Lucky Brand

✨Birkenstocks

✨Ethnic

✨Accesorize

🌚Until next time loves 😘 Let me know what you guys have been up to in the comments 💞

💋Shopaholic’s Closet Remix OOTD💋

✨I love 💞shopping for new clothes I swear if I could wear a new outfit every single day I would be the happiest chicka alive 😍.

✨However due to my limited budget, that is one fantasy I’ll have to put on hold for now 😡. Which is why I have learnt to shop smarter 🤓, buying pieces which can be remixed and reworn is not only budget friendly it also extends your wardrobe choices.

✨So today’s OOTD is all about repeating some old favorites and getting more bang for my wardrobe buck 💵.✨Some of you might remember this dress from a previous OOTD. When I came across it again today I decided to style it a bit differently so it didn’t appear so beachy 💧this time around .

✨The denim jacket is one of my favorite pieces which I got on clearance🎉 and it works equally well with jeans, chinos or skirts. 

✨The sandals are again an old favorite that I pulled out since I had a lot of walking to do today, they are 100% leather and super comfy.

✨The bag 💞pulls the entire look together for me, it adds sophistication to an otherwise casual look. I love this color for fall🍂 and the fact that it’s a crossbody is always a winner for me.

Dress : Aeropostle 

Jacket : Banana Republic Petites

Sandals : Toms

Bag: Tory Burch

Glasses : Tom Ford.

Let me know how you guys remix stuff from your wardrobe 😘

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🎁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 💋   

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Until next time xoxo💋!

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👑Shopaholic’s Blogger Tag Award👑

image.jpegHello Lovely People! 💖

It seems it’s the week of Awards✨! I feel as glamorous as the nominees at the Oscars💫! Thanks to the lovely blogger at 🎗mahimasingh97🎗for this award🏆!

Check out her blog where she gives you great tips and home remedies for skin care and talks about matters of the heart and everything in between 💞!

✨The rules of this award are:

✨Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.

✨Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

✨Nominate other blogs to receive the award and write them new questions to answer.

✨Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blog.

✨Notify the blogger who nominated you that you have accepted the nomination and answered the questions.

✨Here are the questions I will be answering 💫

🎗Which part of your beauty regimen you never miss?

🎗I believe the secret to great skin is in cleansing and moisturizing. So these are the two steps I never miss no matter how tired or lazy I’m feeling I always wash💧 my face and moisturize.

🎗The most akward moment for you.

🎗Usually when I make a joke and no one else finds it funny 😳.

🎗How long you have been blogging?

🎗I started in February of this year so 2 months now.

🎗Your favourite outfit.

🎗Anything that fits well and flatters my body 😉.

🎗Person you love the most.

🎗My family and my besties 💞!

🎗What is your favourite song?

🎗Right now it would be 🎧I know what you did last summer, by Shawn Mendes.

🎗Who is your idol?

🎗People who work hard to get success, don’t give up in the face of failure and who still remain down to earth and humble after being successful are the ones I look up to.

🎗Have you ever had a secret admirer?

🎗Yes! It was a lot of fun really, they would leave behind clues leading up to their identity and I had fun finding out who it was in the end 🔎.

🎗If you and a friend both wanted the same thing would you let the friend get it first?

🎗I suppose 🤔 I would pout and sigh endlessly after, so she would have to hand it over in the end though 😁.

🎗If you could have any celebrity hair whose would it be?

🎗Since most real celebrities have hair extensions and what not I would choose an animated celebrity character Jasmine🌸👑 from Aladdin 😇.

Thats it peeps! 💖 Hope you enjoyed this mini interview ✨!

Here are my 🎗nominees ! 

sumitofficial

thegirlwhofearoblivion

beautybeyondbones

✨And here are the questions!💫

🎗List 3 best blog posts you have recently read.

🎗Why did you start blogging? And how long have you been blogging for.

🎗One habit of yours you would like to change.

🎗What two things do you immediately notice when you meet someone for the first time?

🎗Your favorite food and why?

🎗One thing in life you would like to have a chance to do differently ?

🎗Your idea of a perfect first date?

🎗What makes you hit the follow button on a blog?

🎗Tips to new bloggers.

🎗Which celebrity would you like to change places with for a day?

🎗A typical day for you is….?

Thats it loves! 💞 Don’t forget to tag me in your posts when you are done I would love to read your answers!✨

Until next time xoxo!💋

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