Sunday, March 31, 2013

LUSH Products Haul/Review

Hi there! About a month ago I went to the mall specifically to pick up some products from LUSH. I purchased one of their fresh face masks and a lip scrub. The mask I got is the Brazened Honey mask, which the sales woman person (whatever you want to call her) said that this was the best one for toning, exfoliating and brightening the skin. Embarrassingly enough, I confused this mask with their Cosmetic Warrior mask which has earned the reviews of having an intolerable scent of garlic. So I asked the woman if it smells too much like garlic, and she gave me this weird look as if to say did you not just here the ingredients I just rattled off? Politely enough, she said it has no garlic in it, the Cosmetic Warrior does. :S I felt pretty stupid.


Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask - $6.95
Popcorn Lip Scrub - $9.95

I used the mask for about 3 weeks, everyday mostly, or sometimes missing a few days. What I was really looking for in this mask was for it to tone out my skin and diminish blemish scars and dark spots left behind from pimples and things. And that is definitely what it did, beautifully enough. I was really pleased with what it did for my skin and I will be going back for another one soon!


The lip scrub I am still using, and it might last me still quite a while since it's really packed in there, and I don't use it every day. But I am pleased with this product too, I usually use it before I apply lipstick because it makes my lips plump up a bit :


I didn't find any cons with these products; I especially recommend these face masks to everybody. They have a wide variety for all different face types, for all different situations.

So that is all! Sorry that I have been a bit MIA, but school is a bit overwhelming right now, along with state testing *_*
I hope you found this helpful. Have you ever tried Lush Face Masks? What did you think of them? Let me know!

I'll be back soon!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pinterest Weekly Favorites

I love going on Pinterest and scrolling through great ideas of fashion, beauty and crafts. So I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that I found that I really liked. I like to see peoples sense of style and I think I could show you a bit of mine through these pins.


Mint Bootie

Easy Braided Bun

Yellow Pleated Maxi Skirt

Colored Bottom Lid

DIY Craft with stencils and scrapbook paper

I hope you enjoyed scrolling through and got some inspiration! Definitely want to try the stencil craft, it's so creative and unique. 
A post should be up sometime next week so look out for it! I am still deciding which I should do out of the two ideas I have :)

Thanks for dropping by ♥

Monday, February 4, 2013

Apology :)

I have been neglecting my blog for a bit and I feel bad :( I have been quite busy with school and a fun filled winter break to pay attention to extra things. I will try to post more often inshaAllah (God willing). But for now, I just wanted to post this up quick before I went to bed or I knew I would never get a chance to show you I still exist and so does the blog. I have been running dry on ideas of what you guys would like to see, so please give me any suggestions :)

I'll be back to do a post later this week hopefully. But in the mean time, enjoy a comic from my favorite strip, Garfield.
Talk to you soon! ♥



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Essie ♥

I recently made my first Essie nail polish purchase. They are six dollars more than I usually spend so I had to wait until I was bursting to own one :P In my world, Essie would be the only nail polish brand on the market. Your probably thinking, why would you say that if you never even owned one? Well, it's because I'm weird and Essie seems to have every color in every shade and every texture that you just can't go wrong. The only con would be that it's expensive (at least in my 15 year old price range). But I think they have a reason to cost more than other brands, because they are just that good :)

I have been looking around for a nice shade of gold. Gold nail polish just looks so sleek and chic and expensive ;) So along with picking up this metallic gold, Good as Gold, I got a pretty oxblood kind of red, in Berry Naughty, that I have been eyeing for a while.


After having on just the gold for a couple of hours, I decided to do the "reversed french tip", that I have been seeing on Pinterest lately, with the red.
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I think it turned out pretty good! And you don't even need tape to cover up the strip, just start painting over and don't start at the bottom (if I make any sense). Maybe I'll do my other hand with the red strip on the bottom..

That's all folks! Good luck to you on surviving the rest of the week before the break :)
And don't forget to follow me on Pinterest! (I recently got really obsessed..it's hard not to).


Friday, December 14, 2012

Peter Pan Collars DIY ♥

It is here! Maybe not so many have been waiting on it, but I have been really excited to put it up. This is the Peter Pan Collar DIY! This post is going to be long enough, so with out further a due, let's jump right it.

Materials
Cream colored felt
Pearl beads
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Scissors
Dark marker
Pattern (This template is from Alison's blog, The Alison Show)
Ribbon
Old paint brush (if you want)



Directions

1. Fold the felt in half, horizontally, and trace the pattern with the marker, by the edge of the fold. Make sure not to cut the fold.


2. Now open up you cut out collar and lay it out on a piece of wax paper or newspaper for a clean surface. Begin decorating. I alternated the beads between two colors all around the rim, and filled it in randomly.


Squeeze out only a strip of glue, or a bit more, (like pictured above) instead of brushing it on (if you prefer). The brush does take less time, but I found that with my speed of putting the beads on, the glue was seeping through the felt before I got to it.
When I first started putting them on, I thought it would never work. So if you feel that the beads seem like they won't ever stick, you can do it in sections. Divide the collar in 4 sections, and do each section an hour or so apart. Just so the glue can harden a bit; getting completely dry takes a much longer time. It makes it easier so that you don't have to worry about beads moving around on one side while trying to do the other.

3. Once you have applied all your beads, let it safely dry over night.

4. Now it is time to make it the actual collar. Cut out an estimated length of neck measurement out of  matching ribbon and cut it equally in half. Put a thing streak of glue on one end and place it on the tip of the collar. I made the section about 3/4 of an inch to make sure it would be secure.


Wait for it to dry completely, and there you go! :) A pretty collar to liven up a simple shirt.

I also made another one, and decorated it with heart-shaped brads.
Since my brads were more crafty then stationary, the points weren't very sharp, so I had to wiggle around a small pin in each place I wanted a brad. Also, since I had most of mine rimmed around the edge, I used a craft plier to bend and flatten the tips of the brads so they wouldn't show over the edge.




I think they came out gorgeous :) ♥ I am really pleased.
Here are a couple of more pictures of what I would wear them with;




There you go! I hope you guys found it helpful and that I wrote the directions clearly enough. I hope to have another post up soon. Please give me feedback of what you would like to see next. I would really appreciate it. :)

Keep the victims of the Newtown shooting in your prayers ♥

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Roasted Almonds..

Hello again! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend :) Tomorrow is Monday so that means a fresh week of school lessons lay ahead and time for my weekly facial routine, that I have been getting a bit lazy about..whoops.
I finally purchased the necessary glue required for my DIY that I have been promising forever. I got to work on it right away and while I was waiting for it to dry, I wanted a little snack. During this slightly cool (today actually felt like summer) Texas weather, I decided to make some roasted almonds. 
They turned out pretty good, but you shouldn't really have more than a couple at a time, because they are a little sweet. This is where I got my recipe. I included a couple of pictures bellow, along with a sneak peak of the DIY.




I thought it would be fun if I made a little cone to put the almonds in like they do at fairs. I used this website to make one. Although it's pretty much common sense :D 

There's a little update for you guys :) The DIY should by next week, latest. I'm really pleased with the way it's turning out. ♥

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cupcakes!! ♥

I recently came across a food blog through Pinterest that had a lot of great cupcake recipes. And they aren't just red velvet and chocolate cupcakes, they are a little bit more adventurous then that! You can check it out here. So after contemplating over which recipe to try, I chose the "Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Frosting".

Photo from the blog
Strawberry cupcakes are quite easy to make, nothing complicated, but the meringue takes a bit more practice. The reason I think my meringue failed was because I half-ed the frosting recipe but didn't half the amount of strawberry puree correctly, so it turned out soup-y (it stiffened up a bit after I whisked it pretty hard). But if you are thinking about trying it out, I can tell you that they are too good. If I didn't have any self control, I would have eaten the batter all by itself with out putting any in the oven. And after they're baked they taste ten billion times better, if that is even possible; but with these cupcakes, it was! ;D
Here is a picture of how mine turned out:


Like I mentioned above, the cakes turned out great, and although the frosting wasn't what it was meant to be, they tasted delicious. Another small mistake I had made was letting a couple of cupcakes I had kept strawberry-chunk-less bake for the same amount of time as ones with. The moisture from the strawberry chunks required for the cupcakes to bake for longer, so the ones that I had kept plain, got a little dry. So if you plan on doing the same, keep that in mind.

Ok, I'm probably gonna go a have another cupcake now! :)
Talk to you guys soon,
Aasya