Makeup Haul | Amazon buys Fraulein 38, Beautify, Orly

29 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Lucy Rose – Bikes



Hi dolls ! I bought a few things on the internet last week. I never tried any of these brands and I can't wait to. Everything was so cheap I couldn't resist. Here is what I got :


Fraulein 38 is a lovely brand, I loved the packaging and the website is cute. There are so many beauty products to try, but for now I started with this concealer palette. The only problem is that the shades are way darker than on the picture (darker than on these pictures too). The packaging is adorable and the palette is smaller than I thought it would be but it's a good thing, it's easier to carry around.


I love blushes so much ! When I saw this palette I had to get it. 28 shades for only 5€, it's an amazing price ! I haven't used them enough to give a complete review but so far so good !


I have been looking for that shade of nail polish for ages ! Anytime it is or too green, or too yellow or not neon enough. But this time I got it right. Orly Glowstick nail polish was a little too expensive to me, I usually never go more than 5€ but I took a chance and I don't regret it. First the bottle is huge and the texture is amazing. I really love it ! No regrets !

So this is it for today I hope you guys enjoyed, have a good day xx


Wish list #39

26 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Matthew and The Atlas I Will Remain




Hi dolls ! Yoday I come with a wish list like I haven't done in a very long time ! I saw that dress on the MotelRocks webiste and I just fell in love with it ! Same for the Orly nail polish that I already ordered on Amazone and I can't wait to use it, I hope it's going to be as good as it looks like. This MAC lipstick is one of the next I'd like to get for this Autumn/Winter.

Hope you guys enjoyed xx



Hairstyles | Men inspiration

25 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Bon Iver – Blood Bank





A few days ago, my fiancé Dariusz decided to go to the hairdresser. I've made this little photoshop manipulation as I was randomly looking at pictures of hairstyles he could get. My favourite is the one in black and white. Very 40's, chic and simple. This is the one he got and I'm happy he did.  

This is it for today. I hope you guys enjoyed, have a very good day xx


Fall Makeup Inspiration

23 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Metric – Don't Think Twice It's Alright



source : Glamour


Hey darlings ♥ I found these pictures on the Glamour website and I had to share them with you. These makeup looks from the runway shows are simply amazing ! Perfect for fall, wearable. I noticed that nudes, fresh skin and strong brows are the 3 main points of this season. Just rock the looks with a great nude lipstick or a gorgeous pigmented orange to dark red lips.

Hope you guys enjoyed, have a good day ! xx




MOTD | Natural face and Mac Red Lips

21 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Lana Del Rey – Without You




Hey dolls ! Today I share with you my Makeup Of The Day (MOTD). It's a look I love to do anytime of the year, especially when I go to College. I didn't use any foundation, only concealer and a light nude shade on my eyes. The point of the look is to have a healthy skin and let the gorgeous MAC Lipstick do the rest. I fell in love with this lipstick so badly ! I never knew why everyone loves MAC so much but now I do. It's a very easy look that any girl can wear from high school to work, only the shade of red can change from nude to pink or gloss.


Eye Shadow Palette : Beauty UK Collection Naked
Blush : Bourjois Abricoté 74
Mascara : Gemey Maybelline Rocket Volum'Express
Concealler : MUA Almond
Lipstick : MAC Ruby Woo


This is it for today, I hope you guys enjoyed !



Brand Crush | Etude House

19 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Ra Ra Riot – Dance With Me







I'm a sucker for packaging and Etude House is just the kind of brand that I love ! Everything just looks so adorable ! I don't have much to say except that their collection looks freaking cute and I want them all. I discovered this brand thanks to one of my favourite makeup artist Pearypie ♥ Hope you guys enjoy xx

What about you ? Is the packaging important to you ? 

OOTD | The New Girl in Town

17 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Man Man – Head On




Hey dolls ♥ This is one of the last looks I did with Dariusz before I came back to France. I bought this skirt about a year ago in Primark in sales for 2€ only. I loved the houndstooth pattern (pieds de poule) and the neon green colour for a modern 60's vibe. This is a good look for school, preppy enough but I grunged it up with some creepers and my good old bright red lips.

Top : Primark 3€50
Skirt : Primark 2€ (sales)
Bracelet : Primark 1€50
Creepers : Shoe Zone 11£
Lips : Rimmel London shade 110

I hope you guys enjoyed xx



The Mixed Girl Tag

15 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Banglade$H – Lean




1) What are you mixed with ?
I am Moroccan-Algerian born in France. So I consider myself French-Arab.

2) What ethnicity have you often been mistaken for ?
When I am in France, people easily guess that I'm Arab, but outside France people think that I am Spanish, Italian or Latina. Some people thought I was Brazilian and even Indian !

3) Is your hair Curly or Straight ?
I wish my hair were straight even though I embrace their curls. But they are really curly.

4) Was coming from different backgrounds challenging growing up ?
It was sometimes. During my teen years I had some problems finding the balance between my cultures but now I took from both and don't really think about it anymore.

5) Which background do you embrace the most ?
 I embrace all my origins and I feel as Arab as French. It's part of my education, of who I am and also it's not everything.



6) Have you ever been teased for being different ?
I used to be insulted by racist people and it still happens sometimes but not that much anymore. I like to surround myself with people coming from many places, it keeps your mind open.

7) Have you ever been ashamed of being Multiracial ?
Never. I have always been happy about it and I believe that multiracial couples are the key against racism. I am proud to come from so many places and being on top of it engaged to a Polish man. I learned about his culture, he learns about mine, so do our friends.

8) Do you feel that being Mixed has its benefits ?
Yes ! Languages, family everywhere in the world. Each country has its food, music, fashion etc...

9) What makes being MultiRacial a beautiful thing ?
Multiracial kids and couples are the key against racism. You would be shocked to see how many people in their 20's are already very racist ! I don't understand it. We are in 2013, travel people ! Don't trust TV or your friend who had a bad experience once on holidays !

10) Any advice to some who struggle with their Multiracial Identity ?
This is who you are, but it doesn't define you. Embrace where you come from but you decide the person you want to be. If people are teasing you, don't listen to them, most of the time it's because they don't know. Also, it always gets better. 

 

This is it for the tag, I hope you guys enjoyed !
I tag anyone who wants to ! :p


September 2013's Mood

13 September 2013

Listens : ♪ FIDLAR – White on White



 IF I WERE...


A Brand - A Makeup Crush -  A cute Animal - An Outfit - Shoes
A Perfume - A Place - A Hairstyle - A Magazine - Food - A Drink - Famous
 

Hi dolls ♥ It as been a while since I did my last "Mood". I think I skipped August. This September I am all grungy (actually like all year long !) and dreaming of going to London ! London is the city that comes back the most into my "Moods". I have never been there but any time I see pictures or read about it, it seems great !

I am also very excited about Fall coming up ! What about you ? What is your favourite thing about September ?


College Home Decor | Jewellery box

11 September 2013

Listens : ♪ San Cisco – Awkward




Hi dolls ! I am back in France and I moved into my new College room. This month is going to be very busy I will try to keep it up with the blog, but for now here is a sneak peek of my room. I won't show you the whole place because I simply doesn't feel like to. I got the box above in Egypt, it's made out of Mother-of-pearl, one of my favourite pieces that I will take back with me to Ireland. The glass bowl is from a second hand shop for 1€50. I wanted one like this for ages. 



This is it for my jewellery box, hope you guys enjoyed ! xx




Back to the 90's | Rachel Green

8 September 2013

Listens : ♪ The Kings of Leon – I Want You




Hello there ♥ A few weeks ago, after I've finished watching all the Sabrina The Teenage Witch episodes (yes I did, all of them !), I decided to start another 90's series that I loved and what else than Friends ? It's one of the best series ever because almost 20 years later it is still funny, real and still talks to the new generations. 
I posted on my Facebook Page a while ago already this lovely picture of Ross and Rachel after their first date. I loved Rachel's look so I decided to make a wish list. Sorry, but only a few days ago when I saw this episode I realized this wasn't a pencil skirt but very large (and nice) pants. Anyway, it still works ! ahah.
This look I put together is one of my new go-to outfit. It's casual but yet feminine. The type of look working girls can wear daily or even a student. 


I am so crazy about that show ! Some of the best parts really are from the flash back ! Monica and Chandler isn't it a perfect couple ? Or are you more Rachel and Ross ? They are cute as well ! Let me know what you think ! xx

Video | This is Crime of Fashion

6 September 2013

Listens : ♪ The Best Coast – When my Sun don't Shine




Hey dolls ! Today I share with you a video I made with my friend Breandán from Ireland. We made this really short and simple video in like 20 minutes. At first we were supposed to make a video with Dariusz as well but he got sick on that day so we had to improvise at the last minute. I don't update my Youtube channel a lot and I hope to be more involved in the future.

I hope you like it ! xx


Favourite Perfumes | Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Cartier Baiser Volé

4 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Alanis Morissette – Head over Feet




Hello my dears ♥ I am back to France for a few days already and it is still so very warm in here ! Today I am sharing with you my two favourite perfumes : Coco Mademoiselle and Cartier Baiser Volé. These two are great during all year long but I love them even more during the Autumn Winter. Coco Mademoiselle is my top one of all time. I always come back to it, I guess it's my signature. I wear it since my mother gave me her almost empty bottle when I was a teenager.



What is your favourite perfume for Autumn/Winter or your favourite scent ?
Have a good day darlings ! ♥


My hair care routine

1 September 2013

Listens : ♪ Meiko – Bad Things



Hey guys ! You all told me so much about my hair during this summer and I really appreciate all your kind words. This is why I decided to share with you my hair care routine. Just so you know, I am not a specialist, all I know is from mistakes, advice from my mother or grandmother or tips I read. This might not work for you or it might not be anything new cause there are no real secret for pretty hair. But this is what I do.


Know and accept your hair :

Everyone is different, your hair's health will depend on what you eat, how you sleep, if you are happy or not, what kind of water you have, so many factors. I know that my hair always looks better when I wash them at my place than at my mum's, the water there dry them like fire (same for my skin)
Also, let's face it, we women (some guys too but mostly us) we are never happy we what we have. I used to hate my hair and it was visible, they were not curly anymore, they were just very dull. Someday I told myself that was it. I had to accept what I was born with and I stopped using a straightening iron or a hair dryer. Because yes, I always dreamt of having straight and very clear blond hair, literally the opposite of what I have.


Washing :
Everybody says on magazines, on the Internet, at the hairdresser not to wash your hair everyday and it is true, they need to produce natural sebum and it can't happen if they are washed on a daily basis. Also, I know that not everybody can afford not to wash their hair twice a week. I don't, I wash them sometimes every day, sometimes every two days. It's your hair, you decide and see the result. If your hair is still lovely after a daily wash well why not ? The most important is to use good products.

Oils and conditioner :
I never, ever skip the conditioner. It's something quite new in my hair care routine (mostly because I used to have none). Once I started using conditioner I realized how important it is. Find brands that work for you and just never stop using it. Of course, make sure to change regularly the brand so your hair doesn't get too used to it and stop reacting to the product. 
Oils are so important for dry hair mostly. I heard a few weeks ago that when you produce a lot of oil on your skin it is actually recommended using oily products, I guess it would be the same for hair (just guessing here). I use oils several times a day, after the shower, before going to bed or just to give an extra moist during the day. Olive, coconut or almond are great, you can't go wrong with them.


What I do :
I don't use any heat to straighten my hair. After the shower I tie them in a bun and let them dry that way. Usually they are very easy to work with and have almost no curls, of course I have to stay away from the rain !
For stronger hair, nails and a better skin I also take some brewer's yeast (levure de bière). You can find it in the supermarket and take up to 10 pills a day. I usually have 6. 
 
When my hair is doing really bad I use the Aussie 3 minute miracle. That product is AMAZING ! It's only a conditioner but I use it as a mask, you can feel the difference even while using it. This brand is quite expensive but that's the kind of brand you pay for what you get. And you get gorgeous hair. Also, the smell is so perfect ! Even from outside the bottle you can smell it !


After the beach, my hair was very damaged by the salt and sun, that Aussie 3 Minute Miracle got them looking absolutely divine. Worth it. 
So this it for my hair care routine. Nothing very special I must say, but I wanted to share with you guys what I do and show you that it's not much. Always remember that your hair is alive, they need good food, good sleep and happiness. If you don't get that in your life, no conditioner or oil will make a change.
Take care of yourself, you are beautiful.


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