I created this look for a night out on the town with friends. A hot smokey eye with a stunning shimmer and long luscious lashes, teamed up with nude lips. Its so seductive, yet very beautiful and feminine.
Brows:
Benefit's Browzings eyebrow kit in Dark
Mac Cosmetic's Concealer in NC20 (for highlighting/clean up)

Eyes:
Eyeshadow one (prep): Mac Cosmetic's Patina
Eyeshadow two (base): Mac Cosmetic's Carbon
Eyeshadow three (crease): Mac Cosmetic's Swiss Chocolate
Eyeshadow four (blending out the crease): Mac Cosmetic's Soft Brown
Eyeshadow five (shimmer on lids): Mac Cosmetic's Tempting
Pencil Liner (top & bottom waterline): Soap & Glory's Smoulder Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner
Mascara: L'oreal's Mega Volume Collegene 24 Hours
Lashes: HudaBeauty in Samantha

Lips:
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetic's Honey Love
Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic's Etcetera

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For a friends birthday party, i decided to go for an understated glam, it was a house party so i didn't want to go over the top with the eyes, but still sultry and beautiful. I think this look could work for bridal makeup also, its not too heavy but the beautiful winged liner and luscious lashes keep it glamorous.
Brows:
Benefit's Browzings brow shaping kit in Dark
Mac Cosmetic's concealer in NC20 to highlight/clean up

Eyes: 
Eyeshadow one (prep): Mac Cocmetic's Patina
Eyeshadow two (base): Mac Cosmetic's Bamboo
Eyeshadow three (crease): Mac Cosmetic's Wedge
Eyeshadow four (outer corner of crease): Mac Cosmetic'a Najm El Lail
Eyeshadow five (glitter under eyes): Shu Uemura
Liquid Eyeliner: Rimmel Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Eyeliner
Pencil Liner (bottom waterline): Barry M's Kohl Pencil in 30
Mascara: L'oreal's Mega Volume Collegene 24 Hours
Lashes: HudaBeauty in Samantha

Lips:
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetic's Creme In Your Coffee
Lip Liner: Mac Cosmetic's Spice

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With my newly blonde balayage hair, i need a new hair care regime. I was advised by my hairdresser to purchase the Silver Gloss Protect System by L'oreal, to help transform the golden tones of the blonde highlights into a more ashy one. 

From my initial reaction, i can tell you that i was scared, i had never see a shampoo this colour before, a deep, dark violet (at first glance i thought it was black and freaked out a little,) poured out onto my hand! But soon after, it became quite ordinary, i used the Kerastase shampoo for the next wash, followed by the it's hair mask. Ive been a L'oreal Kerastase fan for quite some time now, having tried almost every colour they come in, to find the perfect shampoo. The latest i was using was the Bain Satin 2 for very dry hair, which was the stable choice for a while, however they do say you should switch your shampoo every so often, and not use the same one for as long as i do. So i decided its time for a change. New hair, new hair care. This shampoo smells so good and i love the packaging, especially the gold lids of both the shampoo and mask, screams luxury. And you can't go wrong with that, surely? Speaking of which, i tend to always buy the hair mask rather than the accompanying conditioner, even though you ought to leave in the mask a lot longer than a normal conditioner, i figure i might aswell go for something more effective even if i am using the same time frame.

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We're all constantly looking for ways to save time. And removing nail polish is no exception, lets be honest, its not the most appealing beauty rituals but its got to be done as none of us want to walk around with chipped polish. And thanks to Sephora the whole process has speed up and might i even say become fun! The 'Express nail polish remover' is so fast and efficient, you literally put your nail in and rub against the already soaked sponge and out, and you have a polish free nail. It does however have one downfall, it dries your nails quite a bit, but not to fear, Sephora have also released their 'Instant nail cuticle care', which in the same quick and easy process leaves your cuticles soft and moisturised.

When i was in Sephora i also came across these new 'Formula X' top coats, which i thought were so adorable. I bought two of them, one with white glitters in 'Wham!' which would look nice on any colour polish, either across all your fingers or just the accent nail, and this fun multi coloured one 'Demolition' which i used on top of Essie's 'Vanity Fairest', a subtly nudish pink base complimented the pretty glittery top coat beautifully.


I also purchased two more of my favourite sponges, i love these sponges for blending in concealers or even foundations, they are amazing. Highly recommend them. And of course, for all you oily skins like me, Oil blotting papers are a must when your out and about, just dab your face where its shiny, and without removing your makeup, the shine is illuminated. :)


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I love having my nails done, and i usually paint my hands myself, unless i'm travelling; then i tend to get shellac on my hands along with my regular shellac pedi. This means, I'm constantly on the look out for new colours to add to my ever growing nailpolish collection. I adore brights, bolds, pastels, in fact; any and every colour! However the collection of nudes and deep reds are secretly starting to expand a lot more. I think it's safe to say these are perhaps my favourite shades. I love the deep reds for winters and sexy night outs, and i do have a past love affair with this colour when living in cold London. Since moving to Dubai my obsession for nudish tones has definitely grown, being aware that this obsession had begun long before i moved here - but sshh. Of course, if I'm not wearing these colours, I'll be wearing every other colour under the Dubai sun!

The newest addition to my nail vanish family are these beauties from Essie. I know they look pretty similar in the image, but they are so totally not! I hope you enjoy them as much as i do, here's the list:

Fiji
Vanity Fairest
Ballet Slipper
Limo-scent
Bordeaux
Sole Mate
and an 'All in One Base' which also acts as a top coat and nail treatment

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I love glamming up, it doesn't happen all that too often but when i get the chance, i make sure i make the most of it. Its hot, it's summer, and i wanted to wear something bright and cheerful with feminine makeup; and i adore pastels. For this look i firstly used a pinky nude base on my eyes, and on the crease and below my eyes i used a more ashy tone eyeshadow and highlighted the tear duct with a light shimmery colour. Black winged liner and thick lashes and finished the eyes by lining the bottom waterline with white pencil liner to make them pop against my contact lenses. A pretty pink blush and a soft coral lip.

Base Eyeshadow: Mac Cosmetic's Patina
Crease Eyeshadow: Mac Cosmetic's Embark
Eyeshadow on Tear Duct: Mac Cosmetic's Retrospeck
Blusher: Mac Cosmetic's Pinch Me
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetic's Ravishing

Dress: Forever 21
Sandles (first image): Accessories
Fur/Knit Bodywarmer: Riva
Shoes (second image): Gucci
Ring: Arty Ring by Saint Laurent Paris
Nails: Essie's Fiji

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On my trip to the UK, i went into the Mac Pro store in Soho and filled out my makeup kit, ready for Dubai's wedding season!! I absolutely love Mac, and I'm totally a lipstick addict, here is a selection of what i came out with, stunning shades of pinks and nudes. I must admit though, i did purchase another two shades after i took these photos, and don't worry they will also be revealed soon! I have laid out the lipsticks in the second picture in the same order as the first so you can put the name to the shade. Enjoy!

Just in case you can't quite read the names, here they are in order from left to right:

Impassioned
Ravishing
Snob
Angel
Patisserie
Twig
Taupe
Velvet Teddy
Cherish

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