Saturday, 30 May 2020

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

My first product from Pixi Beauty was the Glow Tonic. I had shared my thoughts on it a year ago - full review HERE and I still love it just as much. 
The next product that I tired was the Glow Mud Cleanser. I have been using it on and off for a year and here's what I think : 

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Easy Shakshuka Recipe - My Style

Let me begin by saying that I am not a pro cook. I like to stick to basic recipes which are quick & easy to do. But the foodie in me needs them to taste yummy too. Last week Monday evening, saw me wanting to try out something new in the kitchen, and with the food I had in stock, I decided to try out Shakshuka. It's easy to make plus it’s a one-pan wonder, which always makes me happy.
We (my husband & I) knew it was going to be our new favourtie as soon as our first bite was followed by yummy food noises. (mmmmmmmmm.....)
And since we have made the dish at least 4 times in the last 10 days, I just knew I had to share it with you! You need to give it a go if you haven't already. 

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The word shakshuka comes from Arabic, meaning, “a mixture” or “all mixed up” and traditionally features poached eggs in a spiced tomato and pepper sauce. But of course there are many variations of the dish. From what I have read up, it's popular in the Middle East, Isreal & North Africa. And you can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

I have seen a lot of recipes use canned tomatoes and that would be easier, but I like to use fresh tomatoes. 

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Copper & Rose Tones : Eid Makeup Look

Hello everyone! Last year I had shared a green eyeshadow look for Eid which many of you liked. This year's look is a bit toned down - more wearable but still with a hint of bling. 

I have shared all the products used for this look in my video. Watch it HERE

May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and fill your heart with love. We hope this special day brings peace and prosperity to everyone. 

    Eid Mubarak!

    Tuesday, 19 May 2020

    Self Care While Working From Home : Beauty

    All these years, an indulgent beauty routine and pamper was limited to the weekend (or off days) for me. I like to keep my weekday beauty routine quite simple, something that usually doesn't take more than 5 mintues. 
    However, considering that most of us are presently working from home, and there isn't a clear demarcation between the days anymore (I am honestly losing track of the date often & sometimes the day too), I have been able to give more time to my beauty routine than I would have before. So, I thought of sharing the extra bits & bobs I am doing that are making my skin feel great - I am getting odd breakouts every now & then but those are mostly hormonal or an aftermath of food I am stuffing my face with. 
    Reminder : Try and eat healthy!

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    Wednesday, 13 May 2020

    My Current Nail Care Routine & Why I Usually Keep Them Bare

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    Here are some lesser known facts :

    • I am not a big on painting my nails. Don't get me wrong. I do enjoy wearing nail polish, but I do it mostly on a day I know I am going out someplace nice or if it's an occasion. And I do enjoy painting my own nails - the process of applying polish is somewhat relaxing for me. But I don't see the need of having a nail paint on every single day. 
    • I like keeping my nails short. I have a strong dislike towards really long nails - you know those which look like claws/weapons? I can't stand them. So short nails for me. I do like a bit of length every now and then, but I limit it to approximately 2 mm. 
    • I’ve never been one for getting my nails painted professionally or get gel/acrylic nails. I understand why many people do, the end result is definitely nicer, but I rather make use of my stable hand & do them myself at home. It's more convenient for me. And I rather not have my natural nails disrupted.

    I did try gel extentions early last year - BIG MISTAKE! It damaged my natural nails quite a bit. And that's with just one round. I shudder to think what would happen if I did it every few months like so many people do. 

    Friday, 8 May 2020

    Mama Earth Argan Hair Mask

    I just wanted to quickly pen down my thoughts about the Mama Earth Argan Hair Mask. Some of you wanted to know more about it after I had shared it on Instagram

    I have been using this since 3 months (it's almost about to get over now) & here's what I think : 

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    Thursday, 7 May 2020

    Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush : Sunset Strip

    I've always stayed clear of cream blushes. With oily skin prone to the odd blemish, it seemed like cream products would not really work well for me. But I am forever on the lookout for products that need minimal effort and manage to give a close to natural look. And so, last year I finally gave cream blushes a true go.  

    My journey of cream blushes started after the Glossier Cloud Paints last year (more about them later), and once I had tried them I couldn't help but explore more. Quickly enough, I stumbled upon Nudestix. They have a variety of cream products in their collection. 

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    I am on a Low Buy journey for all of 2020 (more updates about it on our Instagram page), but I loved their easy multitasking approach to makeup. Their cream products are in a stick form designed to smudge in quickly & give a natural finish. Checks all the boxes for me!

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