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13
Apr

How to apply a mask my way! 

Clarins Masque Creme Anti Soif is a creamy based mask that hydrates the dehydrated skin . So I am pretty sure this mask is for every skin type because oily skin can get dehydrated sometimes . I highly recommend this for everyone , especially frequent flyers , or ladies living in very cold climate locations because I use this more often on winter and less on summer days . 

السلام عليكم 

انا استخدم ماسك كلارنز تقريبا بالاسبوع مرتين و مرات اكثر . هالماسك مو بس للبشرة الجافة .. بعد للبشرة العطشانه معناته حتى البشرة الدهنية ممكن تستخدمه .  

Ofcourse you can use your own mask , the post is about how I use my face mask my way . So I usually use a face scrub before I use this mask but If I want to use the mask after couple of days after scrubbing , then I dont scrub again . I only cleanse my skin then apply it .

بس الموضوع شلون استخدم الماسك .. انا استخدم سنفرة مره بالاسبوع للتنظيف العميق و بعدين احط هالماسك .. و اذا بستخدمه عقب هالروتين بيومين بس اغسل ويهي ما استخدم سنفرة .. لانه مو زين وايد .. بس هالماسك وايد زين و عادي يوم و ترك تستخدمونه ما يضر .. 

المهم اخليه ربع ساعة و لما اخلص اخلي الحمام كله بخار من الماء الحار لانه وايد زين . و احط ماي شوي في اليد و اسوي مساج في بشرتي و رقبتي .. خلو الماسك لا تشيلونه انا بس احط ماء عليه و اسوي مساج و الكريم الي فيه يرطب اكثر مع المساج حق ٥ دقايق تقريبا . و بعدينً اغسل ويهي و اشيل الماسك . احط سيروم و كريم . الحركة هذي تعطي البشرة نضاره و تحرك الدورة الدموية و تتنظف اكثر لانه المساج ينظف المسامات و يطلع الدهون من داخلها . 

و اذا جربتوها قولولي و بشروني عن النتيجة .

I keep this for 15 minutes with a clean face , then I open hot water for a little steam in the bathroom . When the steam is all over I add few drops of water into my hands and message my face using the mask itself and water only . I go on for 5 minutes including my neck . Then after messaging I wash my mask with water , add a serum and a moisturiser . I promise you , you wont need a facial . Scrubbing on a weekly basis will clean your skin , and messaging with the mask will deep cleanse and move the blood circulation . The skin will glow as soon as possible . Trust me people will ask you about your skin routine . 

If you tried the tip , please share your experience on my instagram account or comment below .

Thank you for reading 

Alia 

11
Apr

My brow tutorial 

This post is all about how I fix my brows on everyday basis . If that does not work with you then I am sorry . 

اتمنى ان استمتعتو باجازة اخر الاسبوع و حبيت اعلمكم عن روتين حواجبي الي شكلها طبيعي . 

First thing Use a brow spoolie to brush your hair brow downwards . Yes just brush them down to see clear gaps of your natural Brows . 

دايما امشط حواجبي لي تحت .. اي تحت لانه اقدر اشوف الفراغات اكثر .

 

Then Fill the gap with any Brow pencil you have . I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Soft Brown . I even out my brow shape too . 

استخدم قلم انستازيا علشان اترس الفراغات و اعدل شكل الحراجب لانهم غير عن بعض و بعدين امشطهم الى فوق لما اخلص   

Brush your brows again but this time upwards . Yup please up 👌😜 

Next step , Apply brow powder all over your brow with an angled brush . To set the brow wiz and make them look more natural . I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Medium Brown . 

و بعدين احط بودر الحواجب علشان اثبت القلم الي حطيته و احب شكل البودر لانه شكلي طبيعي اكثر   

Brush your brows again to remove any excess of powder you applied . Then Apply a matte base to correct any mistake on top or under brows . It feels so good to have clean and neat brows than looking like you have tinted ones lol . I use Milani Crayon duo one with matte side and one with shimmery . 

و لما تخلصون من البودر مشطو مرة ثانية و حطو قلم من ميلاني للتصحيح و التعديل فوق و تحت لانه مرات البودر يطلع برة و تقدرون تستخدمون اي كونسيلر . انا احب هالقلم و اكو نفسه من انستازيا . 

After applying the matte side I apply the shimmery one on my brow bone to make my brows bolder . The crayon is so blendable . I use Sigma angled brush to blend the formula . 

الي فيه لمعة لتحت الحواجب علشان الشكل يبرز احلى و اوزع مع الفرشة 

Thanks for reading my post .

Alia 

شكرا للقراءة و اتمنى ان استفدتو مني    

   

9
Apr

Dior Tie Dye Collection

Hello , I was shopping the other day at the Grande Avenues , Kuwait . And while I was walking around I passed by Dior Makeup at Harvey Nichols .

The collection was unique , outstanding and fresh . Pinks and pop of colors . The Tie dye look at the blushes were attractive enough to pull me and make me try them lol . Lovely although I didnt try all of the collection but some of the lipsticks were so buttery and felt like tinted balms ( Dior Addict ) .

The blushes swatched great but looked ok on my cheeks . The look was not so special but the packaging was pretty .  The best part of the blush that I love the brush that comes with it . Its the only brush I enjoy when I buy some of thier blush products .

The Eyeshadow palettes look so fresh and just right for spring . One of them has some blue and mint . The other one was nude and metallic type nude .

I also tried the mascara , it is supposed to be a bright turqoise . And the people working there said I was the first to try the testers so I tried it directly into my lashes . The color was not so pigmented but I liked the wand . It curled my lashes so well . The wand was curved , similar to Benefit Roller Lash and Maybelline Lash sensational . 

The glow lip and cheek color , 2 crayon pencils , BB cream and another palette , lip glosses that I didnt try .

I would recommend the Dior Addict lipsticks because they felt so comfortable and you can mix 2 together to create that tie dye effect . 

Whats your favourite? 

Alia xx

     

9
Apr

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

You may have seen this on my instagram , and if you haven’t that is  okay  , well this Tinted hydrating gel cream has been one of my favourite picks . I love tinted mousturisers , especially the ones that do hydrate with also Broad Spectrum SPF 30 . I need this type all year because of our climate . Kuwait is always sunny so we need Protection . 

السلام عليكم 

اذا انتو متابعيني بالانستقرام اكيد قاعدين تشوفون هالفاونديشن وايد .. هذا من ماركة بير مينيرلز من فصيلة بي بي كريم و تنتد مويسترايزر يوحد لون البشرة و يرطبها و كذا . و لكن هذا بالتحديد يرطب وايد زين و من المعادن مسوينه مع حماية ٣٠ 

 I like it, can you tell?! This gel cream whatever it is called is a good complexion rescue that gives a pretty airbrushed look . It  makes your skin look super glowy but not greasy in any way and you can build the coverage by applying layers (I usually do 2 on my cheeks and 1 all over my face ) then I tap a very very thin coat of MAC Mineralize powder to set and it looks so natural and glowy. It lasts all day doesn’t break down. I love how it doesn’t ever look like foundation or cakey. Plus this blends easily with any tool you want especially fingers lol . 

حبيت ان يعطي لون و شكل حلو مع ترطيب بدون الشكل المدهن و ممكن تحطون طبقة ثانية علشان تزيدون التغطية . على كل وجهي احط طبقة وحدة بس على خدي احط طبقتين علشان النمش .و تغطيته متوسطة بس الي شكله طبيعي مو قوي كأنه مو حاطين الشي اقدر اشوف النمش بس يوحد البشرة عدل . و نسيت لا اقول بعد احطه ضروري بودر للتثبيت و يقعد وايد ما يروح .. بالليل يبين شوي ان بدا يروح بس ما يسيح . 

The thing is I bought it without really liking it when the lady tested it on me which is weird and I bought it anyway . I have read about it in an article that it looks like skin . So I kept it for Kuwait . And I started using this baby everyday and I really agree with that article on Huffington Post . 

لما جربته اول مرة ما حبيته بالمحل بس خذيته لانه كنت قارية عنه ان شكله طبيعي وايد و انتو اذا متابعيني تعرفون ان احب شكل ميكب الي طبيعي و ما يبين بس عقب لما جربته حبيته وايد . Nordstrom

Unfortunately this is not available yet in Kuwait but you can check Nordstrom.com to order one . Mine is in the shade Suede # 4 but I am light to medium skin toned so .. choose yours carefully :)

للاسف ما وصل الكويت بس ممكن تطلبونه من موقع امريكي انا درجتي رقم ٤ بس اكيد كل وحده غير . شوفو الصور تحت . 

Photos are below 👇

Thank you for reading

Alia xx 

     

7
Apr

Brow Tints Reviews ..

Hello , how are you ? 

I have been trying these brow tints ever since I bought them . And let me say that I like them all in a different way . Because I cannot compare them due to the differences of formulas . 

صارلي فترة اجرب هذيله للحواجب و حبيتهم تقريبا نفس الشي بس الميبيلين اقل شوي لانه شفاف 

I use the Benefit Gimme Brow alone or mixed with other brow products, depending on my laziness/desired look.  Its expensive , but I’ve tried the Maybelline  And MAC versions .  Get this one.  The only thing is I think Benefit should come out with a couple more colors.  I use the Light Medium one .

بنيفت للحواجب جل استخدمه بروحه او بعد البودر حسب .. شوي اغلى بس يسوى لانه ثابت بالنسبة حق الماركات الثانية . يبيلهم يطلعون درجات اكثر علشان تناسب الكل هذا عيبهم .

Maybelline Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara

 I actually really like this. But I hate the wand so that’s why I dip my little angled brush into the product on the wand and use it like an eyebrow gel . Its not so pigmented . Very sheer and I do this for very natural brow look . Its ok but its not my favourite :)

مسكارة ميبيلين للحواجب حبيت الجل الي فيه بس فرشتهً تعبانه .. صرت احط فرشتي المائلة و استخدم الجل و احطها على حواجبي 

Tarte amazoniam Clay Brow gel – Its as good as the Benefit . A little less sticky .

This is perfect for the subtle unannounced brows. I didn’t want something that people would notice I am always looking for something that would be for every day look that is Nothing Dramatic . Im sorry to all those heavy makeup fans . Im not that type so I cant help . 

حبيت مسكارة تارت لانها طبيعية جدا بس مرة الياية بشتري لون اغمج اعتقد خذيت لون وايد فاتح للشقر .. بس جدا جميله و تعطي لوك ما يبين يناسب للاستخدام اليومي .. و اقل لزقة من بنيفت يعني ما نحس ان دبق . 


Thank you for reading 

Alia xx  

 

2
Apr

Skin Care favourites March 2015

Part of my favourites were a haul of my U.S Trip , and some were already my previous stuff I had . 

But let me tell you something , for those lazy days when Im mot into washing up my face . I have been using Vichy Cream . It is a huge tube but lasts you forever . Which is even better . 

 الاشياء المفضلة للبشرة لشهر مارس ٢٠١٥ 

  it can be also a makeup remover . Love how gentle it is on my skin .

غسول كريمي و مزيل المكياج فيشي وايد زين للبشرة الحساسة و الجافة

 Institut Esthederm Intensif Hyaluronic serum , keeps skin hydrated all day . Also keeps the moisturiser even better .سيروم استيدرم ممتاز و اي وحده بشرتها جافة لازم تاخذه اهوا و كريم الي معاه 

Caudalie Vinosource eye cream is a good and mild . A very light formula but an effective one . I also love this before concealer . As it prevents the cakey eye look .كريم العين من ماركة كودليه خفيفة بس ترطيبها زين 

Origins Clean Energy Oil cleanser is a good face cleanser . It is supposed to clean up the face through a face message then can be washed with just water . It becomes a bit foamy when I add water . Origins gave me a gift of High Potency Noght cream after purchasing lots of products . Its very kind of them to do so . اوريجينز غسول زيتي و كريم الليل و سنفرة الوجه كلهم زينين و هالماركة وايد تونس حبيتها

I also loved thier Facial Scrub Modern Friction . It scrubs the skin so well that I regret not buying one more tube of that .

Fresh Black Tea Mask is a cooling type Mask , but then the coolness slows down and the skin tightens and the magic works . My skin feels so soft after this specific mask . So hydrating and such a great treatment . فرش ماسك الشاي الاسود اول شي بارد و بعدين احس بشعور شد الجلد بس صج ينعم البشره 

Yes To Bluesberries facial cream is natural brand , and very light . Love using this for early mornings . This feels so fresh .يس تو ماركة جديدة امريكية و طبيعية حبيتها لانها خفيفة حق كل بوم الصبح بس ما فيها حماية للاسف 

Origins.com 

Fresh.com 

Read the previous SF trip guide , and Good Night

Thank you for reading 

Alia xx

 

Love the store , the Staff were helpful :) 

 

23
Mar

San Francisco’s Trip

It was exhausting to fly to the US . It was also the fear of that 15 hour route from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco that I couldnt calm down . As soon as I entered the airplane , I watched the route and it was going up on top of Russia then passes through the North Pole , then Canada and Finally California . 

I was nervous but it was a short cut , Usually it could be 18 hours but with Etihad Airways , It was only 15 hours . I slept for 3 hours on board , Watched movies and I still had 8 hours to go .

It was a never ending route , but the jet was so comfortable . And the city was worth it , I loved it .

   

          

So I hope you enjoyed the photos..

We stayed in a hotel located at the Union Square , where all the department store around us . It was exciting , That I didnt know where to go at first .. But it was Macy’s at first then started walking there for a good discovery . I popped into so many cute and local cafes and pharmacies , CVS and Walgreens .

It is a busy , european style city , a very similar to Boston but more crowded , people were friendly  . The streets were either going up or down . It isnt flat but was happy to see thier homes . A unique city that I totally understand why people love it so much . It has a character , history , shopping and fun rides ..

Let me list places ..

– Union Square

– Lombard Street to see the strangest zigzag street ever

– Fisherman’s Wharf – fun , restaurants with sea food and chocolate shops , souvenirs .

– Ghirardelli Square – So yummy loved thier hot chocolate 

– The cable car for a fun ride 

– The Big Bus is hop on and hop off ride to San Francisco , it took me to the magical ” Golden Gate ” which has a beautiful view of the city .

– Alcatraz jail , I didnt go there but I saw it from a distance at the Fisherman’s Wharf . It was the same jail from ” The Rock ” movie .

What I loved there ..

– Godiva Ice creams 

– Chocolates from the Chocolate Heaven

– Ben and Jerry’s Sea Salt Caramal blondie ice cream

– Sweet Tout – not sure of the name but they had great Macarons 

   

     

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Whats more ?

The makeup there was always sold out , I didnt care . All I cared about is enjoying my time , taking me time and a big mommy break away from home .

Thank you for reading

Alia! 

21
Feb

Rediscovery of my hidden drugstore products

Good afternoon everyone , hope everyone is warm and in good shape . Its been a very busy week . The viruses are all over my family and I could not review makeup much .
اهلين و سوري انشغلت كله من الفيروسات الي قاعده تطلع لنا من الجو
Stand storms , dust and bad weather conditions lead to viruses in Kuwait .

Anyway – It has been a rediscovery week of beauty products . I have so many stuff that need attention and reviews . I dont know if you have Bourjois and Isadora in your place ? But we do have the brands here in Kuwait .

المهم خل اقولكم عن الاشياء الي بالدرج ناسيتهم اشهر و الحين هبيت فيهم لانه طلعو حلوين و زينين .
I used to use a Smashbox primer that is oil free but hydrates the skin . Its finally emptied and have been waiting for Makeup for ever primers to launch in Kuwait , meanwhile I rediscovered my Bourjois face primer Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer . I didnt like it at first but then I applied more of this everyday before my Nars Tinted moisturiser and it gave me this dewy look . And one day I forgot using it and was in a hurry . Yikes my skin felt dull and boring without it . You would see the difference when you use stuff and get used to them then when you don’t , a slap in the face comes lol . Yes its an illuminating and hydrating primer and also budget friendly .
بورجواه برايمر يرطب و فيه اضاءة و جربته اسبوع كامل و بعدين على يوم نسيت لا احطه و لاحظت ان ويهي جدا جاف و ما فيه نضارة .. فرجعت احط منه لانه فعلا زين مع المكياج .
I have always loved from Bourjois the Bronzing Primer as well , but unluckily I have forgotton about this !! It gives a glow to the skin and some hydration . This is ideal for Dry Skin .

برايمر برونزر احطه فوق الفاونديشن يعطي لون طبيعي وايد و زين حق البشرة الجافة و نقدر نثبه بالبودر علشان ما يروح بسرعة
And again another Bourjois product was Color Edition 24h Cream to powder eyeshadow . Its a very natural rose gold taupy shade , but its sheer so it needs another layer to build . I apply on top of it a brown eyeliner and a mauve eyeshadow on the crease . So fresh and eye brightening .

اي شادو كريمي لونه ذهبي مع روز و بنفسحي مادري شنو بس وايد حلو و طبيعي حسافة ما استخدمته من قبل .. كان معلق ما يفتح و سنه كاملة بالدرج لانه ماقدر افتحه .

Max Factor lipstick in the shade Promeganate , The texture is even better than Maybelline color sensational lipsticks . MaxFactor is a sister company of Covergirl and Olay . And its available in the Middle East and Europe . The color is deep pink but not a neon type , but a mauve toned pink . So beautiful and gives a bold lip look .

ماكس فاكتور حمرتهم وردية بومجرينيت اسمها وردية غامجة مخلوطة مع بنفسجي بس البنفسجي الي فيها خفيف .. وايد حلوة مو من الانواع الفاقعة ..

Isadora Concealer Stick 20 Ivory is a blemish concealer pencil , after applying my foundation I apply this into my blemishes and scars then dab it with my finger to smudge it . Then set it with powder.

ايسادورا قلم للحبوب تغطي عدل بس لازم نثبته في بودر ضروري و الا ما يقعد بس يونس عقب ما احط فاونديشن احط على النقط هالقلم و اوزعه في صبعي و بعدين احط بودر .
Caudalie Vinosource Sos eye cream is a very mild eye cream . I dont think it ever helped me with skin care much but I love applying this before concealer . The makeup would look more flawless with an eyecream . Protects skin too .

كودليه كريم العين ناسيته فترة احب شكله مع الكونسيلر يصير احسن من بدونه و يحمي البشره الي تحت العين .

Do you have forgotton makeup? Share with me lol
Thanks for Reading

Alia xx

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17
Feb

Creamy shimmery champagne pink eyeshadow

Good afternoon

I wanted to show you my shimmery pink eyeshadows , I like them alone on my lids with an eyeliner , or just a base with brown eyeshadow . They can be used to highlight browbones and the lids too . They look so fresh and brighten up the eyes .
حبيت اوريكم الوان اي شادو كريمي لون وردي على صدفي او قليتر شوي .. اخب هاللون اخس يناسب الكل . له عدة استخدامات و منهم اضاءة او تحت الحواجب او اي شادو بروحه .. كل وحده و كيفها .
My first pinkish creamy eyeshadow was from Chanel , Used to wear it everyday . Chanel Illusion D’ombre in the shade Emerveille . Love how this highlights too but it sometimes creases .
شانيل رقم ٨٢ ما يطول وايد بس لونه حلو
Then I got Nars eyeshadow in the shade Goddes that I prefer applying it under my brow bone . Its very pretty for the lids as well . But very subtle . Its not a long wearing one but it can stay a long time .
نارس قودس حق تحت الحواجب لانه خفيف وايد
Milani Shadow eyes in the shade Champagne toast is a really goood eyeshadow pencil comparing to Nars and Chanel , this stays better , highly pigmented and has a metallic finish . Not glittery .
Its a good duplicate for the Nars , even a better dupe .
ميلاني مقارنة في الايشادو الي فوق وايد اقوى لونه و يطول امثر و يعطي لوك وردي صدفي رقم ٣ شامبين توست
Bobbi Brown Golden pink is one my favourite too and maybe best of all . Its a rose gold shade and looks amazing on the eyelids , this stays a very very long time , and so easy to blend , perfect pigmentation .
بوبي براون قولدن بينك احسنهم لانه يطول حيل و لونه قوي يهبل مع كحل اسود او اي شادو برونزي .. انصحكم فيه او ميلاني زين . احسن من شانيل و نارس .
From all of them I recommend you get Milani or Bobbi brown one .

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15
Feb

5 tips to be the Blogger that you want to see

Be a blogger that you want to see in Kuwait , Middle East . Where ever you are , all you need is respect , trust and love .

1- Honesty , because followers will stop following you when you promote for something you dont like . They will waste thier money on a poor product just because you lied and acted that you liked it . Not only share what you love , show them how to use what you love .

2- Don’t name yourself a Fashionista , or act like one . Seriously all Fashionista that call themselves so actually look like Clownistas . And I hate when they call themselves makeup artists when they have bad makeup on .
So be yourself , whoever you are .

3- Blogging is to promote products , review them , show what you have shopped for , wanted , regretting spending money on . Not for showing off what you afford . Its fun when you shop and haul , but how about your experience? Where did you go?
Travel? And where did you dine?

4- Interactions , When people ask you about a product you have , answer them . And yes build a relationship , let them act like your family . They look after you , miss you when your gone . So Be kind and friendly .

5- To be more popular , stop making fun of people . People will laugh , and laugh . But then you will be alone , unfollowed and will lose respect . Sorry but that is true .

Jokes won’t hurt as long as it wont hurt others

Alia xx

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