What’s in My Package? Shop ban.do

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I love coming across funky sites. fortunately instagram made the process of unique finds much much easier!

Been following @Shopbando on instagram for so long. Always wanted one of their famous agendas but they weren’t delivering internationally yet, finally and luckily for me they realized that their fans are not just located in the states.

Link to site: Here

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I got the following:

I’m very busy – agenda: Beautiful agenda. my favorite out of all their creations
Pen Set: Very cute pen set each has an adorable saying like “You’re better than unicorns”
But first coffee – Thermal mug: It says it all
cooler bag – watermelon: I thought it be cool for summer
mobile charger: turned out to be really bad, I would NOT recommend it.
pencil pouch – i am very busy: It could be used for anything really!
sticky note set: Super cute! lovely addition to my desk!

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& Other Stories Haul

photo 2-1 copyI still have so much to tell you about my summer vacation and what you shouldn’t miss if you plan your euro-trip but I seriously couldn’t wait to rave and tell you all about my new find (probably not so new to so many people).

Paris has been our sixth and last stop and you certainly know what Paris is mostly famous for: The shopping, lots of it. On one of the golden days, as we were walking under the sunlight and as we passed by the historical Place Vendome I was stunned by the beauty of fashion that revolved in one circle, we finally reached rue Saint-Honoré and there it was “& other stories” which is an amazing shopping store, it easily entered my list of top places to shop at. Lucky for me they also have a store in London, I’m definitely going to be a regular.

This is what I have bought:

-Angora-blend sweater
Metal Choker Necklace (I forgot to take a picture of it)
-Panel leggings
-Punk Bouquet body wash
-Punk Bouquet body scrub: I have already tried this product and I have fallen harshly in love with it. Sometimes scrubs could be a bit hard on my skin, not this one, incredibly soft( the softest scrub I have ever used) yet gets rid of any dry patches, leaving my skin polished with a silken texture and a luscious scent.
-Punk Bouquet body Soufflé: I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said I want to marry this product. It has every quality that I look for in a body lotion: Scent lasts for the entire day and the next day!, sinks into my skin as soon as I apply it which does not make me feel like a sticky creature that needs to be dried before touching anything & just smells absolutely heavenly.
-Equatorial Dreams body scrub
-Linsay Salmon nailpolish: Highly pigmented, long lasting and dries up so fast which is something that I REALLY appreciate.
-Say Pink nailpolish
*(There are things that you could see in the photo but I did not mention them because they were picked up by my sister and not me)

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What’s in My Package

IMG_1385Amidst the flurry of midterm week I thought I’d cheer myself up by adding Asian products to my beauty arsenal. I’ve placed an order on Yesstyle which is an Asian E-shop that offers beauty products among other things. I was in doubt at first when I found the website through google, after losing lots of my packages through mail I currently suffer from *Internet Shopping phobia* But I’m so glad I gave yesstyle a chance their delivery was incredibly fast and accurate which to me matter the most, when I wait for a package for too long I just lose all effervescence for it..

IMG_1411 The first Asian product that I wanted to get my hands on was “My Beauty Diary” sheet masks. I got White Truffle Fantastic Whitening Mask & 2-Step Africa Hydrating Pack.

IMG_1436and as I was cramming on the web I found more interesting things that I wanted to add to my basket but fear of package lose kept my hands tight so I only included

Skinfood Cucumber & Lettuce Hydro-gel Eye Mask Sheet : My under eye area goes insane during exams weeks because of the late nights I spend scrolling through my business books, so I thought it would be the perfect time for me to get those eye mask sheets.
– Kiss Me Kiss Lip Softsense (Peach):I added this lip balm to my basket because it looked Japanese and cute, which was a good enough reason for me. This was the first product to fall in my hands and went immediately on my lips, it’s VERY hydrating. I already have a feeling it will be floating around from handbag to handbag to soothe & hydrate.. I loved that it does not contain a delicious or any kind of scent to it, because I usually tend to eat my lip balms when they smell like yummy candy.

IMG_1413before wrapping this post I wanted to share with you another gift from technology that will make your life easier as it has made mine. I usually like multiple products on the internet from different sites, and most of the time when I’m in the mood to start shopping online and I’m ready to abuse my credit card, I forget most of the items that were on my wishlist, so I just end up surfing through N-A-P because let’s face it there’s always something I want from Net-a-porter. But I’m just too used to getting a black NAP box and I would like to receive something new. -Technology to the rescue- Now I finally don’t have to face this problem where I could simply add wantsworthy “I want” toolbar onto my bookmark and vola all items from different websites can be easily found in one place which is (http://www.wantworthy.com). You can see everything on my wishlist here & all the items I’ve purchased and will be purchasing here.

So go ahead and fill your wishlists xo

Drugstore Makeup Haul

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Few people have asked if I have ever tried drugstore makeup and my answer is always “No” so I thought I’d change the answer to something else..

1I thought I’d give boots a visit and check out their products..

foundationI really like trying on new foundations and I have heard so many good things about the Revlon Colorstay foundation so I thought I’d give it a try. I wouldn’t say it’s the best foundation but it’s pretty good, I liked it’s texture the only thing is it does not stay as long but that’s probably because I picked up the normal/dry skin one instead of oily/combination skin which is my fault not the foundation’s fault. But overall I’d say it’s good not great.

fI also picked up the Maybelline Dream Lumi touch highlighting concealer the first time I applied it, I did not like it at all and the second time I kinda felt a little bit better about it.. so I’m not really sure how I feel about it quite yet.

Collection 2000 Lasting perfection concealer. I absolutely love this! It conceales pretty well yes but I also love it for another reason. I don’t tweeze my eyebrows, I bleach them so sometimes I’m left with little brand new hairs and they usually bother me SO MUCH this was the perfect solution for it I would just apply a little bit under the peak of my eyebrow where they usually appear and it will hide them like magic and actually prefect the shape of my eyebrow. I don’t use it as my main concealer because I love mine more but I do use it daily for my eyebrows.

IMG_2074I got maybelline Flared mascara and Cat eyes mascara. I LOVED that flared mascara so much! it does not smudge at all which is a huge appreciation and most mascaras give me a headache -yup it’s pretty weird I’m pretty sure i’m the only one who gets mascara headaches- this one is too light that it doesn’t give me on. on the other hand I hated the cat eyes it’s the exact opposite too heavy on the lashes and smudges like crazy

eI got two lipsticks from the Kate Moss collection by Rimmel. This is my favorite pick up. They last for so long, pigmented and mat just they way I like my lipsticks. got them in 90 and 10.

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Lush Haul

Untitled-41I’ve been wanting to write about lush for a while now because it would be really selfish and unfair for me not to share the amazing products I’ve found at this magical place of soaps. Surprisingly I have never been to LUSH in my life before few days ago, although we do have it in Doha but I guess I was never interested or I thought it’s no good. Lately, I’ve been a youtube maniac -as you know- and everyone on youtube bumbled and rumbled on how lush products were amazing so I thought I’d try them out. The first time I went to lush it was pretty overwhelming. I didn’t know how to shop or what to do, there were so many things, so many labels and so many colors. But now that I finally understand how every product works I look at lush as if it was disneyland for cosmetics. I thought I’d share with you how everything works, what I got and which one of each category was my favorite

Bath Ballistics:

How they work: through them in a tub filled with water they’ll give color and a divine smell. I usually combine them with bubble bars because they only give color, smell and moist but no bubbles.

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Think Pink: My favorite, a definite re-purchase, after you’re done with your bath it will leave your bathtub with little heart shaped prints.

Tisty-Tosty: Love, re-purchase, leaves the tub with little roses.

Space Girl: Smells great, loved it.

Butterball: Didn’t try it yet.

Bubble Bars:

How they work: Before you fill your tub with water you have to crumble the bubble bars and then add water with high pressure so you’d get the most bubbles out of your bar. Here it’s the other way around color does not last as much but the smell it will last forever *sigh*

levenderUntitled-62A French Kiss: My favorite, smells like lavender, repurchase.

Amandopondo: “A beautiful rose and lemon bath, for when life is being a bitch” describes it pretty well

Green Bubbleroon: Lovely if you’re in for a garden of delights, smells like fresh green grass.

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds: Didn’t try it yet

The Comforter: Didn’t try it yet

Body conditioner

Untitled-32Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner: This is absolute magic. Because of the unbearable cold weather I have been living through in London my skin got so dry like it never did before! after one use of this my skin was so soft and smooth even better than it was before!! Smells fantastic – smooth – you don’t have to apply lotion afterwords.

Body butter:

2 Untitled-69 Untitled-66You Snap The Whip: LOVE. It smells so good, works so well. It’s made to soften the hard areas like the knees and elbows, and -surprise- it really does!

Buffy: Didn’t try it yet.

Shampoo Bar:

I liked the concept behind the shampoo bars. Lush is a friend of the environment therefore they came up with these shampoo bars so they’d produce less of the plastic containers. So I really respect lush for that, even if you return five containers of your finished-used products they’d give you a product for free just to encourage recycling.

New: LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Really helped my hair! my sister also got this and she loved it as well.
Seanik: It’s good, but I liked “new” better.

Shower Jellies:

Sweetie pie: To be honest I found it quite difficult to work with the shower jelly, it can be used for the body and scalp as well. I, however don’t believe that I would re-purchase it.

Fresh Face Masks:

maskThey also make fresh face masks that last for two weeks I thought I’d try some..

Love Lettuce: the first lush product that I did not like. the seller recommended this one to me because I have combination skin and she said this would restore the balance of my skin. It didn’t, I really didn’t see any difference. I think it works more as an exfoliater than a mask and my exfoliater is SO MUCH better so I didn’t like this one.

Ayesha: On the other hand, I LOVED this one so much, after 10 minutes I was left with glowy, healthy looking skin like i just had a facial at Bliss. Although, it looks and smells hm what’s the word? let’s go with “not very pleasant”

Soaps:

Willow: Didn’t try it yet. But the reason I got this one was not the smell (although it does smell good) it was the legend behind the pattern that gave me goosebumps. I never really knew what the pattern on fine china meant. Here’s the simplified story (I bet the seller tells it better).. There was a girl who fell in love with a man from a lower class than her, her dad did not approve of her love, so he had engaged her to a wealthy Duke, the man she fell in love with wouldn’t give up on her so they ran away together and lived happily and in harmony for some time but then the Duke found them and had them executed. Later on people sympathized their love so they had the two lovers symbolized as pair of doves.

back to the products..

Sultana: I started using the sultana and I really liked it.

Fun:

I loveeee fun!! You can create any shape you want, with the color and the scent of your preference! And you know me I love personalized products.

How to use it:”There are so many ways to wash with Fun. For body and hair, just pinch off a small bit, hop in the shower or bath and lather from head to toe. Use as a bubble bath or to hand wash your clothes by crumbling a small chunk under the hot running tap. When you’ve finished having Fun, please store your bar back in its cellophane.” *website description*

How I use it: I use it to add more bubbles to my bath, I love bubbles and fun creates waaay more bubbles than the bubble bars and it also smells great! I got it in Red and Blue.

Hope this would help xxo