Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Farewell 2014

Hello to all the lovelies that take the time to read my blog! 

I just wanted to reflect about my blogging experience this year and how it has impacted my life in a positive way. I have always read blogs and enjoyed the prospect of sharing your thoughts with the world. This year was my first year blogging and I have absolutely fallen in love with it. I started blogging at a rough time during my year and I felt like I had no one to talk to. So I started writing and till now there are a lot of posts that I haven't shared but it was such a great form of release from all sorts of pent up emotions. I have loved it this year and I can't wait to do more next year.

I have met some amazing people on blogger as well and have been able to join a great community of Muslimahs that have been so supportive and continually read what I have to say. I never expected to get any views or to meet such nice people. It was really just a place I could share my thoughts on things happening in my life or share my passion of beauty products with anyone who would read it. Blogging has also opened my eyes to so many other blogs that are so creative and artistic and poetic. I have seen a whole other side to people that is so amazing. 

It has also gotten me back into the habit of reading again. I used to be an avid reader with a library in my room and my nose always in a book. Up until I went to university, thats when I stopped reading. In fact reading textbooks all day made me hate reading. But blogging has brought that element back into my life which is something I am grateful for. 

I have been able to share posts about my life and they have gotten so much positive feedback from girls saying it benefited them. I loved seeing that so much because who knew I could have advice that would actually benefit someone. Nowadays no one wants to here advice, everyone wants to experience things in order to succeed or fail on their own. So the fact that even one person can say they really enjoyed my thoughts and it helped them is just fantastic. 

I can't say any new year's resolutions because I have made enough and failed at completing them to know that they are just a means of setting people up for failure. I do want to improve myself and my relationship with my friends and family. This next year is when I will graduate Inshallah and I hope to have some time off. Maybe I'll start a family or travel somewhere, who knows. I just want this next year to be better than the last.

Thank you again to all you amazing people out there. Here's to a better year. Here's to 2015. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Versatile Blogger Award

Hello again! I'm on a roll for posts this December haha! 
I was nominated by the lovely Madiha! Please check out her blog, I love it! Thank you Madiha for nominating me for this! So the rules are as follows: write 7 things about yourself, select 15 blogs that you have recently discovered or consistently follow and nominate them for the blog. 

1. I have a bad chocolate addiction and I have to have some everyday! (lol its bad)
2. I am obsessed with the beauty industry and I love blogging about makeup!
3. I love debates and arguing points. I would love to be a lawyer one day.
4. I am graduating University in 2015 inshallah!
5. I love driving so much. I get such a rush from speeding past cars and I really want to drive a race car one day!
6. I currently follow over 30 tv shows and I keep track of when all the seasons begin and end on my phone. 
7. I have kept a diary since I was 4 years old and I was learning to write. I still write in it from time to time.

Well thats that people! Below are all the people I nominate to try this tag. 
Can't wait to see all your posts ladies!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Makeup Review: Megan Naik Eye Shadow Quad

Hello again!

I thought I would post a quick review with some swatches of the Colour Pop Megan Naik eye shadow quad. This was a collaboration between Colour Pop and makeup artist Megan Naik. It's a gorgeous quad for the winter/holidays and I really love it! 
My awful camera is not even showing how amazing these colours are in person!
Hope you guys liked this short review/swatches post! If you want a more in depth review of colour pop shadows, I have done one right here. I love this quad and these shadows are so great! Strongly recommend them to everyone!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Makeup Review: Colour Pop Lippie Stix

Hello Lovelies!

Boy do I have a review for you today! I am so excited to share my thoughts and collection of my Colour Pop Lippie Stix. 
Colour Pop is an American company that is all made and shipped from Los Angeles. They started out pretty recently earlier this year and have blown up! I was very intrigued when they came out with lipsticks because I had tried their eyeshadows and they were different than any other eyeshadow I had ever tried. Their lippies are just as amazing! The best part is that everything on their website (not including sets) is $5. Each lippie is $5 and their eyeshadows are $5 as well! Their quality is phenominal, better than drugsore and even cheaper! 

They have three different finishes: Matte, Glossy, and Satin.
My favourite finish would have to be the mattes because they are creamy and comfortable and they last on me for at least 8 hours without having to retouch. 
This is how they come packaged. Cute and simple!
Button is the only glossy finish lippie I got. Frida is a satin and it feels amazing on the lips. And all the rest of the ones swatched on my arm are mattes! They are very pigmented and the colour is buildable on the lips without building up gunk. They are great to top other lipsticks as well. And seriously they are only $5! They ship to the US and Canada by the way!

I seriously love this company and I hope they continue to grow because their products are so unique and they support youtubers and beauty bloggers by partnering with them to make new products. I recommend their products to everyone! 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Makeup Review: Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Hello again ladies! I have been litterally waiting till I finished my exam today to get this makeup review. It's finally here, the amazing Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows! I was so excited when I got these shadows because Marlena, the owner of Makeup Geek makes amazing products! I am such a big fan of her products and I had been waiting for these shadows to come out for a while now!

Anyway on with the review! So these eyeshadows sell for $9.99 a pop or $89.99 for the set of 10 shadows. They are a little more expensive than the regular eyeshadows because the formula is  different. Upon swatching these shadows they feel really soft, and buttery and to the touch even though they are a powder. They remind me a lot of Stila's Magnificent Metal Foil Eyeshadows except you don't need a mixing medium to get the optimal pigmentation and they have less fallout. These shadows are also half the price of the Stila shadows. 

You can buy these shadows here!
I wish my swatches really showed how amazing these shades are in person! These are just swatched with my finger with one swipe into the shadow. I did not use any primer or mixing medium. They are advertised as a foiled shadow that does not need a primer and that will last all day! Some shades look patchy but they really are not. I have applied them to my lids and they look amazing and apply great with your fingers or a brush. Using a brush though, you might have to dip in twice to the product just to achieve the desired pigmentation. 

 They are very metallic eyeshadows but at the same time they are quite wearable. The shades that Marlena came up with are so perfect and really can be used everyday. The shade In The Spotlight is a stunning champagne lid colour to pop on everyday with Grandstand blended in the outer corners. They are so great and I strongly recommend them to everyone.

One shade in particular is very special. It is called Caitlin Rose and it was named after a girl who was battling Batten Disease. So if you buy any shade, buy Caitlin Rose because all profits from that shadow goes towards fighting Batten Disease.

Hope you guys enjoyed! Let me know what you think below!