Sunday, December 22, 2013

How to: | Oh So Soft Hands

Ok, so almost all of us want one of those kind of hands where when someone just brushes or accidentally touches them we want their reaction to be " WOW, your hands are so soft !!"
Well, i have just discovered the very secret to getting those amazingly soft, smooth, delicious smelling hands.

My friend Jo and i recently went to have a look at the Laura Mercier makeup collection, and as we were looking, Jo kept raving about the body cream called Creme Broulee and how amazing it was and how delicious it smelt.  I was quite intrigued and so i asked the sales lady if i could smell all of their available body scents.  They were all divine but the one scent that Jo and myself fell in love with was the Ambre Vanilla collection.  Oh my goodness how spectacular that scent was. It didn't give me a headache like most scents do which is a huge plus for me.

Trying out the tester body cream souflee, i immediately knew that this collection just had to be mine.  The cream itself was so light, liquid almost.  A little went a long way, and it spread out so smoothly, so evenly, so lightly.  This is what the definition of what a cream is.  

But to my dismay, they were sold out of everything in that scent except for a small hand cream and body butter.  I was heart broken. I was (and still am) desperate to get my hands on the body cream souflee, shower gel, honey bath, and body scrub.  (You shall be mine i promise.) hehe.

I decided to get the hand cream.  Best decision of the day believe me.  

I applied some on my hands. 
Non-greasy perfection.  
My hands just soaked up the cream in no time.  After that, i could not stop touching my hands or smelling them !! My hands got so hydrated and looked so healthy if that is possible.  And the scent, no joke, lasted about 5 hours after the application if not more!! 
I felt like such a lady with my amazing hands. Just as they should be and just as i should always feel like.  It is these kinds of products that every lady should have and use daily.

I cant rave about this product enough. I HIGHLY,HIGHLY recommend that you purchase it.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Days of Gifts | Itunes FREEBIES

Who doesn't love their free stuff? ...

If you own an apple device i highly suggest that you open the app store asap and download this amazing app. Its called : "12 Days of Gifts."  Itunes has this app every Christmas and this year from December 26 - 6 January they will be giving you free stuff everyday.
In the past, Itunes has given away via this app: tracks, movies, apps, games, books and much more, so expect  that that is what is to come.
7 days left till the first gift people !!

When you download it, there is a little gift already to get you excited about the upcoming days.  It is a Lorde song called No Better for you to downlad for free. 

Also, Lorde's Royals (TV EDIT) video. So i guess its a 2-in-1 deal.

A tip is for you to enable the notifications so that just in case you forget a day, you will be notified and reminded when a new gift is available for you.

Merry Christmas and thank you Itunes. 

 If any of you know any other fun apps, let me know.  I'd love to discover what you guys are interested in.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lush Products | Lips

I don't know about you, but during the cold months my lips turn SUPER dry therefore I tend to pick at the dry areas....very attractive.

So I popped into Lush the other day and i asked the lovely lady what the best remedy is.  She recommended that I try one of the lip scrubs they had.  Of course with me having a sweet tooth I just had to go with the vanilla and chocolate sugar lip scrub.  Trying it out at the store the results were absolutely amazing!! They were soft and my lipstick easily went on. 
Its basically sugar (yum) with a hint of vanilla and chocolate (double yum), which made it hard for me not to keep licking my lips.  You just take a little amount (or else it will just fall off your lips) and scrub your lips with your finger.  leave for a minute then lick your lips since they are all natural ingredients - in fact that's what the lady told me to do.  For extra soft lips, repeat and leave it on a little longer.

And ofourse how can anyone go into lush and just buy 1 item?
So I found this beautiful ruby lip balm called A Million Kisses. I applied it on after the lip scrub and let just tell you....hello perfect combination, especially for winter.  It is a bit hard to remove off of your finger though.  Plus you can increase the darkness of the colour buy just applying more layers.

I highly recommend that you check them out whenever you next visit Lush.  They always have something for everyone.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Song Of The week | Jason Derula - Marry Me

Oh My Goodness you guys, this song.. I mean come on !! its sooo  beautiful and meaningful and catchy and aahhhh.
I freakin' LOVE this song. I can stop playing it everywhere I go, my car my phone my laptop even in my head its playing on full blast.
Repeat, Repeat, Automatic non-stop repeat.
I would just like to say - Thank you Jason Derulo for this amazing song and for giving us girls hope that a guy could feel this way and making guys everywhere angry for giving them even higher standards to reach hehe.  This song is so right in so many ways.  It teaches what must be done first to be able to get married and shows what love truly is.
Did I mention that I love this song? yes well... I love this song. A definite favorite of the next 2 weeks.

25 Questions Tag

I have watched over 10 videos on youtube and read a couple of blogs on the 25 Questions tag and its soo much fun Even though it is quite old !! I got addicted to listening and reading the different answers of people...I found it to be extremely interesting.❤️
Soo... I thought i'd do it even though I haven't been tagged by anyone to do it because it is such an exciting thing to do (in my opinion that is).
So basically this tag is a series of 25 questions and I will answer them as best as i can.
Here we go:

Question 1: Do you have any pets ?

No, but in the past 4 years I've had 3 cats ( Berly, Hercules and coco) and 2 dogs (Lucky and Jinxy)
Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you:
Well ok.. my laptop, my Iphone and my blanket.
Question 3: What's the weather like right now ? 
It's sunny  with some clouds and a bit cold.  The temperature is currently 19 degrees C.
Question 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed?
Yes I do, I really enjoy it. I got my license on my 18th birthday and during the first six months I got into 3 accidents, one where a girl hit the side of my car as we were driving and she sped away quickly, second time is when a man hit me while I was doing a U-turn and lastly I was in a 3 car accident where by 2 cars hit each other at the traffic light and I was the last car to hit from the back.  Luckily I wasn't hurt in any of these but my car...lets just say..RIP.
Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning ? 
I woke up at 8am and just laid in bed till 9am.  
Question 6: When was the last time you showered ?
I showered just before writing this post. About an hour ago.
Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ?
The last movie I watched in Theatres was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which was about 2 weeks ago, but at home a couple of nights ago I watched Harry Potter 1 + 2.
Question 8: What does you last text message say?
it says : "Dear customer, you have used more than 80% of your internet pack."
Question 9: What is your ringtone ?
Weird question but I have the default iPhone ringtone - Opening
Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country?
I've been to Lebanon countless times, Bahrain maybe 6 times when I was younger (barely remember that), UK where we lived in Bath for a couple of years then went to London a couple more times (also barely remember that), recently I went to The United Arab Emirates - Sharjah and Dubai and of course my home Country of Kuwait.
Question 11: Do you like sushi?  
Ugh, can't stand it, never tried it, never will (vegetarian baby) 
Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries?
I usually go to our local co-op but I usually find myself browsing the aisles of The Sultan Center.
Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? 
Once, I haven't slept for 4 days straight so I just popped a Panadol Sleep. Took a long time to work though, but best darn sleep I ever had. 
Question 14: How many siblings do you have ?
I have an older half sister, 3 younger sisters and a younger brother.
Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Just a laptop, i don't think i need a desktop really.
Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 
I will be 21 yaaaay!!
Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses ?
Question 18: Do you colour your hair ?
No way!! i love my hair way too much to damage it. 
Question 19: Tell me something you are planning to do today:
Go to class.
Question 20: When was the last time you cried?
Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping?
i will usually go for just mozzarella but if the restaurant has asparagus then put it on there !!
Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger ? 
i prefer fries burger... just replace the patty with French fries. Heaven. yes I'm weird.
Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter ?
Yeah maybe 2 times only during my IGCSE's
Question 24: What is your eye colour ? 
I'm not quite sure, they're brown i can tell you that, but they are not dark nor light...somewhere in between i guess.
Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Heck Yeah !! i used to be so addicted to these and my favorite used to be Coke. I stopped drinking them though.
 I hope you found this interesting and i tag whoever wants to do it for themselves, its pretty fun.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Today's Breakfast ❤️

Good Morning !! :D
I know I know I haven't written in about 7 weeks but hear me out... This is going to sound so cliché and as if it were an excuse to a family member or whatever but honestly I've been up to here with midterms and quizzes. 5 classes this semester, not easy I can tell you that.

Don't you just L.O.V.E breakfast? ahh yummers. 
Anyway, this morning's weather was too lovely to not be enjoyed outside so I took the liberty of enjoying this mornings breakfast outside in our lovely tent like canopy.
Such a perfect combination of warmth from the sun, a cool breeze, loads of colourful flowers, blogging and of course enjoying food while basking in all of this.
Onto the food...
I don't usually have all of these every morning but it just so happened that today, my taste buds were going crazy for something sweet and something sour and my brain saying go for something healthy and something unhealthy.  Soooo.....
I chose to cut up some green apples and add a little bit of salt on top for flavor and to stop them from browning, raspberries and blueberries because well im just healthy like that (hehe), some oatmeal with small pieces of apple and cranberries and finally -the unhealthy option and one of my personal and absolute favorite cereals, Golden Grahams !!  *dies*

If these pictures don't get your taste buds tingling I don't know what will.

 Woops almost forgot to mention my apple juice.  Something's gotta wash down all of this deliciousness right?
Maybe next time i'll try to do green juice or a smoothie for breakfast just to change it up a bit.  What do you think?
Sara ❤️

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Obsessed | Tyrrell's - Veg Crisps

Beware: extremely addictive !!
So recently I may have been a tad bit obsessed with the Tyrrell's Veg crisps. They are so darn good !! ❤️
No joke I eat at least 1 small packet a day. ahhh yum.❤️
(And yes I am munching on them while I am writing this post im not gonna lie :D)
The great thing about them that doesn't make me feel guilty when I eat so much of these is that these crisps are:
- Vegan friendly
- Has nothing artificial at all
- Gluten free
All three things are a 'check' off of my list of good stuff to eat.
The ingredients are literally :
- Parsnips
- carrots
-sunflower oil
-sea salt

I wasn't attracted to these crisps in any way since I don't eat parsnips nor beetroots...But astonishingly, I quite liked the flavours ! Maybe its because theyre crunchy and delicious as crisps so not all of the actual flavour of raw veggies are there. I dunno.  

To be quite honest...I prefer the smaller packets because the sea salt seasoning is a lot more intense than this large packet.
I most definitely recommend these British hand-cooked snacks.  They hit the spot.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Empities I absolutely LOVED

Finally thought i'd do this post for those of you who are interested in just some of the products that I keep using and repurchasing.

For hair products, I just can't live without these.
Firstly, Herbal Essences Body Envy Conditioner.  This conditioner leaves my hair unbelievably soft and healthy looking !! I've been using the same conditioner for almost 5 years now... I usually switch it up but I keep gravitating back to this one.
Next is the L'Oreal Elnett Satin hair spray... needless to say almost all of you have used this at least once before.  Great for those pesky small hairs that need taming or for any hairstyle for that matter.
Ahh next is the Baptiste Dry Shampoo.  Ive tried so many different dry shampoo whether high end or cheap but this is hands down the BEST and it lasts a really long time. I Love It.
The L'Oreal Indestructible Volume spray, perfect for when I want to do a flawless sleek bun or ponytail. It makes my har stick to my head... better than using gel or having an "oily" look to it. Just the right final look is achieved by this spray. 

Let's start off with hands : about 2 years ago I tried the Bath and Body works hand sanitizer called "I Love Boys". It smells delicious !! I can't quite put my finger on it but I'm guessing its a strong perfume watermelon.  I'm not sure if they still have these but I bought myself 4 and then for my 18 or 19th birthday my friend got me several more, so I have quite the collection going :D
Next is the L'occitane Limited Edition Shea Vanilla. Now for this I am 100% sure that they don't sell these because I have looked everywhere for them. Too bad though, it was my favorite hand cream and it lasted really long too.
I have really really sensitive skin and my face will tend to react with some makeup products that I use, therefore 3 years ago I started using the Cetaphil moisturizer as a base for my makeup. The best face moisturizer for sensitive skin, and a little goes a long way !! This was my 3rd and currently I'm using my fourth.
Bioderma makeup remover... Oh My Goodness !! TOTALLY worth the hype !! And worth every penny. I used to use makeup remover wipes (I still do) alone but when the makeup remover wipes show that I have no more makeup to remove (I.e. clean when I wipe my face) and then I use the bioderma on a cotton pad and wipe ... the amount of leftover makeup ... I can't even tell you how shocked I was. So yeah, a total MUST if you want your face completely free of makeup and clean.

Onto Makeup...yaaay :D

Estee Lauder's daywear BB cream with spf 35.  A tinted moisturizer if you will.  I just use this bad boy after I've applied my Cetaphil cream. Its expensive yes but I kid you not, this little tube lasted me 7 months !! I use it EVERY SINGLE DAY, sometimes twice.
Mac's black liquid eyeliner, I must thank my friend for getting me 2 of these for Christmas because honestly, the best liquid liner I've used. Just a down side is that it dries up really really quickly.
I will alternate mascaras, between Avon's Curlatious Mascara, Benefit's They're Real and this, Maybeline's Turbo Volume Mascara. But I always always always come back to maybeline.  It actually makes my eyelashes grow !! They currently reach my eyebrows when I look up.  I think it is the best one out there but it is always overlooked sadly.
That's ok though... more for me when I need to re-purchase mwahahaa.

The ONLY lipstick that I have ever repurchased and the only lipstick that I wear EVERYDAY is the Mac - Amorous. It is my all time favorite. A deep maroon colour (my favorite colour) that is not too dark to be an everyday colour. It is just right - Goldilocks :D

Benefit's Hoola Bronzer. A bit too dark and dirty looking if applied in the wrong way or if the person has a heavy hand. Luckily I have mastered how to apply it and I use it all over my face as a basic "tan" if you will. My 3rd box so far.

Crest 3D White Mouthwash, the best mouthwash to help maintain a white smile and giving you minty fresh breath. Not more I can say really.
My signature scent - Jimmy choo.
The only perfume I've been wearing for the past couple of years. Smell this and you'll smell me :D
Bath and Body works mini candle in "Summer Berries". A rich aroma for the bedroom just to give it a relaxing and beautiful smell. Can I say beautiful smell? Dunno.
The best for last.
THE BEST body cream I have EVER used. The Body Shop Vineyard Peach. It has all the components of what a girl looks for in a cream: Amazing yummy smell, great packaging, a pump, pink :D, fully moisturizing where you feel extremely soft and your body just absorbs it right up and it gives you a faint glow.
Great product, a definite favorite as well. I have used the peach several times so im pondering whether I should try another fruit, strawberry perhaps.
Is it weird that I have a collection of empty stuff just sitting in my room? Ahh the things I do :'D

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Outfit a Day keeps the Haters Away

Just thought i'd show you one of my "first week of the fall semester" outfits, our summers here are quite long so im taking full advantage of that fact and wearing the lightest and most breathable of clothes.

You never know when you might bump into someone important and you want to look your best at all times... well that's how I see it anyway.

Blouse - ASOS
Skirt - forever 21
Belt - aldo
Earrings - aldo
Sun Glasses - topshop
Bag - Mulberry

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trip to the ruins

Even though we are in danger on our vacation... we still manage to go to interesting places.
And since i just got my new camera, i though i'd try to take some interesting pictures and try out the camera.
We went to see some
famous ruins and their touristy shops. It was quite the experience really. Although the products they sell were hand made and absolutely beautiful, they are extremely overpriced - but nothing like some good bargaining skills won't fix.

I am in no way a photographer and i have never used one of these cameras before so please bear with me, i tried to be as creative as i could but like i said, i'm no photographer and i have absolutely no idea what i was doing.

This place i believe is called "Byblos", there was an old castle there as well but unfortunately i didn't get the chance to go in. The roads were stunning and the shops too cute to bare. 

So enjoy these gorgeous place with me ❤

I put these pictures to share with everyone so please , if you do take them just refer them back to me or my blog ❤ 
I share because i care and i know all of you do too.