Friday Morning Routine

IMG_7143 copy IMG_7151 copy IMG_7203 IMG_7208 copy IMG_7211 copy IMG_7226IMG_7240 IMG_7241 Untitled-1new1errornew5errornew2error I just love my Fridays more than any other day of the week and even with the good life of the unemployed I still appreciate Friday and try to make it extra special!
First I’ll start my morning with a shower using my favorite products: Flake away scrub and Clean on me shower gel by Soap and Glory . I LOVE those two combinations despite the many many scrubs I’ve tried flake away remains my favorite and I keep on repurchasing it over and over again.
I follow by washing my hair with Bumble & Bumble Thickening shampoo which is the best shampoo I have ever purchased. I cannot describe how good this shampoo is and how much it has helped my hair stay on my scalp rather than on the floor. When I first got it I wasn’t so sure about it, I didn’t like the smell it was too boring for me. But after using it for a while I started noticing a real difference and my hair stopped falling out! So I made my entire family convert to that shampoo. This is my third re-purchase of it! I’ve used different shampoos in between but I keep coming back to this one.

After I’m done I like to light on a candle. My current favorite is Rosamundi by Diptyque & Spray my current favorite perfume Peony and Blush Suede by Jo Malone.

I’ve been using The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory. I love how it sinks into the skin right away so it speeds up the process of getting ready, it does moisturizer and it’s well scented  but it isn’t my favorite body butter and I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing it again. Another item that I got my hand on from soap & glory is the Heels genius which is just a big disappointment I absolutely hate this product, I hate the scent and I see no results in what it supposed to do. I usually apply any body lotion or butter on my feet and put on socks afterwards and vola after few hours my feet would be as soft as velvet so when I saw this the other day at boots I thought why not give it a try! So far hating it, but I’ll keep on using it cuz I usually don’t like products when I first get them( You probably know that by now).

Finishing up with my skincare products, I usually moisturizer in the morning using Kanebo Sensai Silk Emulsion (Light) and then apply my absolute favorite sunscreen Eau Thermale Avène spf 50+ if I’m going out during daytime this step is an absolute must! I used to think that sunscreen isn’t an important step but I was WRONG, now it’s essential. My makeup application varies depending on where I’m going but two thing I will always apply are Dior Lip glow and Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. And if I need my makeup to stay in place till nighttime I apply Beauty Flash Balm by Clarins which basically works as a primer I read somewhere that it isn’t suitable for daily use so I keep it for special occasions or long days.

Don’t forget to Read Alkhaf before you head out. I like to listen to my favorite reader while getting ready Click Here.

Have a blessed Friday  xx

Jay’s Wonderland

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Spent my Saturday night at Jewels’s place. Who is one of my favorite people on this earth. We’ve been friends since high school, she’s one of those people that I keep going back to and even though we don’t speak everyday or meet every week, when we do meet it’s like we have never drifted. She has always been like a sister to me, and as for that I got the pleasure of growing a relationship with her sister (Sarah) as well and got to know what’s behind the extreme outer beauty and found nothing but more beauty. I just loovvee to accompany those two creatures that steam beauty and dreams. That gathering where you feel you can say whatever you want whenever you want, without having to worry about what’s going to come out of your mouth(because we all know our mouths can surprise us sometimes) but with them I’m just certain I won’t be judged or not forgiven.

Because my little jewel has a beautiful taste in interiors & an eye for what the room should contain, I knew I had to carry my camera to her house and share the wonders of her wonderland.

She’s a die hard Disney lover, so that what you would mostly see on her shelf, an addition to souvenirs from all around the world..

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Golden girl

1Before there were diamonds, before there was de la Renta, chocolate was my best friend. Today I had a crave for glow and I knew exactly how to fulfill it; My camera and little bites of ferrero rocher..

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It’s not just my stomach that was doing the craving. It was my face too, it’s pretty simple no beauty sleep no beauty. But, there’s always a but and there’s always a replacement; little magic from YSL concealer (Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat) and Dior ultimate shimmering powder(Rose diamond)..

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.. and DG( Jewels 142 Eyeshadow Quad), YSL (ROUGE VOLUPTÉ #7).

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Untitled-44Golden metallic snake-embossed leather shined through my closet so it had to be my purse for the night..

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I had to leave ADR sunnies behind, it’s January not June. Nevertheless, it’s always lovely to look at.

4J’adore fragrances by Christan Dior, is not my first choice of a perfume, but I love the smell of it, because it reminded me of my mom’s beauty, when I was little and she’d be getting ready for work looking all glowy and glamorous, her final touches would always be little sprinkles of J’adore and my final step of getting ready is remembering the beauty of her..

new1My first choice of a perfume though would be Jasmin Rouge by Tom Ford, I will never get over the beauty of the scent -absolute stunner-.

It has been a while since I’ve looked back on what used to be my favorite teen brand (Juicy couture) I don’t even remember where I’ve placed the jeweleries that I once used to love. One thing however that has never left my sight is the cupcake necklace that was given to me from a dear friend in high school on one of the nicest birthdays I’ve had, I wear it all the time to restore my teen blaze.

xo

The Three Bs

Untitled-3..In more depth and details the reason why we went to Notting Hill in the first place was the french restaurant “Beach Blanket Babylon.” If you personally know me or an old follower of my blog then you’ll know how much I LOVE  European -more specifically- french furniture and BBB gives the feeling of a luxurious Château.

edited2Unfortunately the timing of the restaurants here is pretty frustrating, lunch ends at three and dinner starts at six and we were there 3:30 therefore we did not make it to lunch, so we just sat down for drinks instead. Because the place was so beautiful I wanted to try the food and also it’s pretty far from our apartment, we decided we’d shop until dinner to not miss the chance of having delicious food. And I’m so glad we did, I found so many AMAZING stores that had edgy clothes, beautiful furniture and cute pet stores.

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newGot my Pooh a couple of things. I finally got her a collar, she’s almost 1 and she doesn’t have one *terrible mommy alert*

002And of course when there is Diptyque, there’s a candle purchase. Their scents are so unique and divine. I got the limited edition Rose Duet that was recently launched which combines two layers of Roses and Baies, the scent takes you to a garden of delights..

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After the very long walk we took, we were finally back at BBB for a lovely dinner by the fire and the food was deliciously worth it

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Notting Hill

I’m in London so I guess you know what that means, it means blogging non stop! There is just so much here to talk about..

photo copy 4What I love about London is that there’s always something new, there’s always a new street, new shop or a little cafe added on the corner. Yesterday I’ve been to Notting Hill for the first time which is crazy! How did I not know about matchesfashion and Brissi. The street is filled with irregular stores that you just don’t see on every corner and that’s kinda nice, for a change you won’t see H&M after every two steps you take. An addition to irregularity I loved that they were taking extreme care of their shop windows everything is displayed beautifully with so much color!

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Snowy lights

I landed in London few nights ago. The deathly semester has finally ended and I thought I could start living again, until my grades came back to hunt me. It is extremely disappointing to work hard for something and not get it, but I have finally let go of my grade ghost.. it took me a while but oh well, all it took was a snowy sky. Which reminds me to finally announce that I have witnessed -snowflakes fall- for the first time in my life and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!

photo copyMy sister filmed London streets while we were heading to her apartment, the beauty of the lights is just indescribable. It’s true to be said that the only way to cure my mind is by being here.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful winter break and may we get what we hope and work for xx

Tea Party in Heaven

1Spent the afternoon in heaven with my best friend and sister sipping tea and contemplating wings and roses, it was truly a perfect respite from a week of intense thoughts.. I am just insanely in love with this amazing cake, I wish I can keep it in my room forever.

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