COLLAB | Packing It With Gaston Luga. 15% Off With SAIDA.

Who isn’t curious about what people take with them in their bags? Just admit Loves, there is something mysterious about it. It is so personal, because of it you will get a person a little bit better. So, get to know me more!

First, I want to tell you about the backpack. It is from Gaston Luga, a Swedish brand that cares about animal wellbeing! The leather they use is made out of polyurethane leather. The material looks and feels like real leather but is lighter and easier maintainable.

I rarely use a backpack but on this one I’m hooked! I love how it is small but has the right size. The golden details and black is a perfect combination and the first thing that I noticed about the bag is that it’s made from good quality! It feels firm and well stitched. On the inside there are three compartments, one for a 11inch or 13inch laptop. Which is a perfect fit for my MacBook air! The other compartments have the same size, I use it for my passport and business cards.

Going further with what’s in my bag Loves, is my makeup bag. I have this cute one from Hunkemöller, the Victoria Secret of Europe also my work place as a sales employee. I love how it stays firm, it doesn’t dent because of the other things I take with me or due to any other pressures. Next thing I take with me is of course my wallet. Yes, I like big ones so I can take all my cards with me. From credit cards to discount cards to business cards from brands or people I meet. I also make my wallet personal, there is a picture of my mother in it at the age of 16, my little niece and little brothers. I wish I could take a whole photo album of my dear family with me!

My phone, a thing I can’t live without. Not only to be attainable, but also to work on my blog, make college appointments and listen to music. Which makes me go to the next thing I have in my bag: earplugs. I feel like I lost something when I forgot to take it with me. Listening to music is a thing I do when I’m on the road to college or during workout. It makes me escape my daily routines and thoughts!

When it comes to writing down appointments or exams dates, am I a fan of paper planners or diary. Same goes for notebooks. I write a lot of notes and other scribbles simple because I tend to forget things to do or I get inspired about something and I need to write it down.

So, I’m happy packed with Gaston Luga! You can too Loves, because you can use my code SAIDA for 15% off! You also get a FREE toiletry bag and gift wrapping at your purchase. Perfect for a valentine’s day gift or just for yourself, because selfcare is important too. Either way, happy shopping Loves!

 

 

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COLLAB |Daniel Wellington ~ Use my code SaidaChahid for 15% off!

I am a lover of classic, never out of style items. These watches and bracelet from Daniel Wellington are those items. The many styles are minimalistic and refined, I love how you can change the design just by the interchangeable straps. Because of it, it just never goes out of style because you can wear it at any occasion or even daily. The perfect piece to match your outfit of the day!

I have the Dusty Rose of the classic bracelet. I am lately into rose gold goodies. That’s why I chose the rose gold mash strap watch with the brown leather strap giftset. It looks so good together!

Same goes with the black and silver strap. You never can go wrong with black and in this case, with silver too. I always was a fan of Daniel Wellington watches, even before they approach me. Now they added the classic bracelet into their product range, I like Daniel even more!

With Christmas right around the corner, I don’t celebrate it, but I understand it is a time to share with loved ones, are the giftset perfect to give. It will look so chic under the Christmas tree! Talking about the giving spirit Loves: you can use my code SaidaChahid for 15% off on the whole collection!

Sharing is definitely caring. So, I hope you like it! Even it is a gift for yourself, selfcare is important too!

 

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Fashion | Let’s Go To The Beach!

During summer I feel that the sky is the limit. I feel more energetic, confident and my skin glows. The weather is getting hotter, I’m getting active and love is in the air. I wish I could have summer all year around! Summer wouldn’t be summer if you plan at least one trip to the beach to enjoy your leisure. So, dream with me about going to the beach Loves!

I’m going to the beach and I’m taking with me without a doubt a good fitting swimwear. My tankini did his job, I’m in love! Of course, it should be blue it’s my favourite colour and I like the combination of a tank top with a bikini slip a lot. It adds flair onto your beach day outfit when you wrap a scarf around your hips. The tank top fits perfectly on my pear-shaped body and the bikini slip fits just right on my bum. Hunkemöller is such a paradise when it comes to swimwear, with their diversity of it you’ll find your dream piece. Super model Doutzen Kroes launched her swimwear collection and they are stunning. Don’t even let me write about the accessories they have: heaven!

Sun equals fun and sunscreen, it is so important to use a SPF protection. Sunburn is the downside of a beach day. So, don’t let it ruin your day! When the day comes to an end you feel like you don’t want to go home and you’re in need of a quick refreshment, is a water bottle spray a true holy grail. Perfect for those stuffy nights. Beach day equals also less is more, no makeup because of the natural glow you’ll getting, flip flops and sunglasses to enjoy nature (read: checking out sun kissed six packs).

Share with me your perfect beach day Loves!

 

 

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Lifestyle | My Desk & Room Decor Ideas.

Am I the only one who has a habit of alteration when a new season comes up? During spring and summer, I prefer my room all tide up, open, minimal and invariably in the colours white, black, marble and rose gold. A clear house or room means to me a clear mind so, cleaning and decorating my room is for me an energizer to be all boosted up into the new season!

First, I want you Loves to meet my desk. I have a typical white Ikea desk with one drawer and under it a cabinet. I put the drawer the usual desk things like washi tape, post-its, stapler, hole puncher etc. In the cabinet I put study books, syllabuses and other study works. On top of my desk I put my favourite décor piece: my grid. As you can see Loves, I’m hanging on it cards and reminders. I also keep a magazine, notebooks and a portfolio of my fashion sketches. Next, I have my desk lamp, a rose gold geometric décor item from Primark and a Starbucks cup where I put empty batteries in to recycle. To store my memory cards and big clips, I put it in a green glass box. This way I stored it and have it within reach. For my daily task I place the papers in a to-do tray and when I’m done with it, I put in the done tray. In the last tray I put my printouts in it to remind myself of my to-do’s and goals. I also have a desk planner where I write my weekly to-dos, appointments and errands to run. What I don’t like from my desk is my pencils and pen holders, I basically just put them in square vases. I want to change this, but I have no idea how! Share with me your ideas Loves.

My favourite corner of my room is definitely where my bookcases stand. I store not only books and magazines but also my makeup and other beauty products like perfumes and oils for my hair. For I quick touch up I placed a rose gold mirror to look at before I go. I also have my jewellery displayed, not the ones I wear daily but the ones for occasions. To cosy my room a bit up I placed candles on it. Everything I don’t want to see I stored in small boxes or bags.

Blogging is something I love the do, even though I lack time management. To keep the joy of it, I printed my name which is also my blog link and slogan on aluminium at Fotofabriek.nl. I am so in love with it, it turned out so well! It feels like I have immortalized my blog on a picture. It came at the right time because I wanted to start with a small redo of my room. Wall decoration is something that’s so easy to do and also gives a big change in a room. They have many options for wall decoration, like printing pictures on dibond or canvas. You also can choose from different sizes, mine has the size 30×20 horizontal. I have something in my room that represent my blog and me, my room feels complete now!

 

 

 

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New In | Ideal Of Sweden Baby Bleu Orchid Phone Case. {Use Code ID20-QJ964 for 20% OFF.}

Loves, I am in love. First; its blue, second; it’s from Ideal of Sweden third; it’s cute and four; it’s for my new phone. Gosh, so many pluses that makes me happy, yay! I saw Ideal of Sweden a lot on my Facebook and it lured me into falling in love. I saw the Baby Blue Orchid case and I thought; I want you!

Since I have you, I’m having Spring vibes everywhere I go. Not to mention that I like orchids a lot. Their latest collection is so sweet and feminine that you want them all! From flowers to marble to mosaic prints you name it, they have it. The cases can be used on Samsung an iPhone smartphones. Ideal of Sweden also collaborated with Hailee Lautenbach and the collection looks so cute.

I wouldn’t be me if I don’t think about you Loves. So, I’m sharing with you my discount code ID20-QJ964 for 20% off on ANYTHING from Ideal of Sweden! Please do tag me whenever you receive your case. You can make your own fashionable flat lays now. Admit it, you admired them just like me!

 

 

 

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Shopping | My Favourite Webshops.

Who gets also euphoric when you shop online? Don’t get me started about the feeling when you buy the item you really want on sale or with a good discount, hello happiness! Since my saving money post, which I still do, am I looking online for web shops who sell good quality items for a good price, especially when I want to buy high end items. When you subscribe to their newsletters you mostly get a discount code right away or when they notice you didn’t shop at the web shop for a while they’ll send you reminders and occasionally a discount code that you can use if the virtual shopping cart includes items more than a specific price. Yes, I am that type of a web shopper who patiently waits for that e-mail or mail. It’s like a present from me to me!

I wouldn’t be me if I don’t share my favourite web shops with you Loves, I wish you that euphoric feeling!

Vente-Exclusive my go-to web shop at the moment. Wait, it’s more than my go-to web shop, I am obsessed with it! I find myself looking at their site occasionally and since I downloaded their app even more. This web shop is clear, easy and has a 70% discount on well-known brands, what more do I need?! It is even possible to set reminders on your reminders app on your phone. Just click on the clock at the brands you want to shop from and you’ll get a reminder when the sale starts. What I also like from Vente-Exclusive is it sells everything, from fashion items to beauty and lifestyle. You will find your dream item!

Next on my list is Zalando. This web shop is such a blessing, the items they sell are from a good quality and I never regretted buying from it. I like it that you can adjust the price from low to high, this way you can search for items with your budget. When you subscribe to their newsletter they keep you updated on sales and more. They also send you a discount code when they miss you, isn’t that sweet!

Move over Ali Express, there is a new low budget shop in web shop town, meet Wish! I prefer Wish over Ali because Wish is much easier to work with. The web shop doesn’t have a great lay-out, but the items are quite good for a low budget shop. I did not receive crap quality items yet, I hope it keeps that way! These kinds of shops are perfect to me when I want to buy items that I know I don’t going to use a lot or spend too much money on it while I can get it cheaper for the same quality. What I don’t like is that you have to wait for two/four weeks before you get that ‘’gift from me to me’’ moment when you find them on your doormat.

Last but not least is web shop Douglas. I buy in this web shop namely high-end beauty products. As a member you always get 25% off on selected brands and you save five points with every one euro you spend. When you saved thousand points you’ll get five euro discount on your next purchase! You also can choose free samples of your choice to add into your shopping chart. When it is a gift for someone they wrap it for you for free, you just have to checkmark it on the check out. If the items you bought online is broken due to sending, you can bring it back to their psychical store. Waiting is no longer necessary!

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New In | I Got Mail!

Who knows that joyful moment when the mailman brings you packages that you ordered online? Who am I kidding, everyone knows that feeling! Well Loves, imagine my joy when I received these goodies from ToSave because I collaborated with them. Move over Wish and Ali Express, there is a new store in town! I sporadic order at that kind of online stores because mostly the quality is below my expectations but, I’m sincerely surprised with these goodies I got from ToSave.

I chose a mini back pack that you can wear on your back and as an crossbody bag. They have many colours, but green caught my eyes and it matched perfectly with the golden details. What I like about the bag is, even it has a small size it has four compartments. One at the front that closes with a golden detailed magnet, one at the back that closes with a zipper and when you open it you’ll find a small compartment for your cards or keys. The material of the bag is made with PU leather, I am amazed about the quality! On the top of the bag there is a handle which is finished with gold buttons and stitched thread, this also applies to the entire bag. I already know which bag I’m going to take when I go out or run small errands!

Makeup brushes are to me like bags and shoes, you’ll never have enough! I fell in love with the galaxy colours. This brush set contains seven brushes that you can use for your foundation, blush, for blending, your eyes and lips. The first thing that I do when I buy makeup brushes is pulling the hairs of the brush gently to see if hairs fall out, it didn’t happen with these brushes. They are even so soft! The size of the brushes is pocket size, which is great. I can carry them around in my makeup pouch easily.

The last goodies I chose is a 925-sterling silver jewellery set. I am so happy with it! It has a chic look that I truly like about jewellery. I chose this one because I can wear it as a set during a special occasion or individually at a typical college day. The bracelet can you adjust easily just by pressing it together. One earring has slightly a different bend than the other one, it doesn’t bother me much. You can bend it however you like. When I wore the necklace around my neck, it reminded me of a teardrop. The ring looks like two teardrops coming together, simple yet chic!

Tell me Loves, what do you think about these goodies?

 

 

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Note To Loves | MAC Lipstick Three-Versary Giveaway! ENDED.

I reached a new milestone: three years of blogging! Writing this sentence makes me feel so excited and most of all blessed. As a blogger, I felt many emotions during my blogging path. I struggled with writer’s block, months I couldn’t write! My fingers wanted to type but my mind was holding me back from what I love to do. Those months I felt insecure about my blog and asked myself many times: should I pull the plug? I struggled with lack of inspiration and motivation, how many outfits I should post? How many beauty looks? Does my readers like what I’m doing? So many questions holding me back from getting inspired to be motivated to write for my blog again.

However, when I do hit publish I get such a satisfying feeling. A feeling of perfectionism that is accomplished because there comes more to look than just hitting the publish button. English is not my native language. So, I must translate some words that I don’t know how to spell or I know the word in Dutch and Moroccan Arabic but not in English. I run through the spellcheck three times or even more! And on top of that I read my blogpost out loud to hear whether the sentence structure is good. So far, I did my very best and sometimes even when I hit publish I make small changes. When I do this, I sometimes blame myself by saying how couldn’t I have notice this spelling mistake? This cloud of perfectionism hangs on top of my head. Thank god after rain comes sunshine!

Speaking about perfection: making the perfect picture. I love taking pictures for my blog. I come in such ease when I combine colours and range the products. Using the right décor to add some flair into the pictures makes to me the perfect picture.

I am glad to say, with a smile on my face that I wouldn’t change anything about my blogging love. I appreciate my struggles. It makes me who I am: a girl that loves to blog.

I want to celebrate my milestone with you Loves. Without you I’m doing it for nothing! I appreciate every comment, like and follow. I consider them as my rewards for my hard work. I want to show my gratitude by hosting a giveaway! Yay!

My gift to you Loves: a MAC Cosmetics lipstick of YOUR CHOICE! Are you already excited? I know I am! The rules that apply are very simple:

  • Open internationally
  • Ends at 24th of July
  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Comment below that you are entering

This is it Loves. Good luck!

 

 

Disclaimer.

  • By participating you agree with the rules. It will be checked!
  • The participants who unfollow will be removed from the giveaway list.
  • This giveaway is self-hosted.
  • I ship the lipstick of your choice by mail.
  • Every participant name will be noted and chosen randomly by a tool.
  • The winner will be notified by myself on my social media.
  • The winner must agree with sharing their name and address. Data is guaranteed.

 

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Shopping Guide | Wishing You Were Here.

I don’t know about you Loves, but I’m a ‘’list person.’’ From making plans for college to running small errands I write lists. Even when I go shopping you will find a list in my wallet with items that I need. If I stick to it? That is another story. I feel sometimes even lost when I don’t have a list with me. Thank god for technology! I can visit my blog on my phone now for a quick reminder. So, let me share with you my shopping guide about items I’m wishing about and maybe you will find your dream item too.

Jo Malone is well known for their beautiful candles. I sometimes forget they have a wide assortment of colognes, bath and body products.  The bottles and packages are already keepers, imagine the smell and when you use it. Such luxury!

Lip glosses you can’t get enough of them, I’m speaking for myself now. Just look at the tube! This lip gloss from Dior is such a classic, it is available in many colours but I have set my eyes on the girly pink. Talking about pink, how cute is this feather skirt from SuperTrash? Since we are in the middle of the wedding season: combining this cute skirt with a pastel coloured top and edgy heels and you are good to go! Staying with SuperTrash: not only their clothes are dreamy to wear but their accessories are pretty to look at too. I’m a sucker for notebooks and their black ones are so chic. Perfect for college

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Bags! My guilty pleasure. I found these beauties at MAHI and both are made from soft leather which means they are built to last. This is what I’m looking for in a college bag! I carry my laptop and books with other stuff that I basically don’t need everywhere I go. I love bags that are fashionable and functional. Who hasn’t had his bag strap broken just because of the heaviness? And do you remember those ugly bags that you are forced to use because otherwise you cannot bring all your books with you to study at home. Don’t forget carrying two bags! Kudos to MAHI. By the way Loves, you can personalize your bag with embroidery that they stitch onto the bag or accessories of your choice. Also, good to know: MAHI donates $1.50 from every purchased bag to clean water causes. Hello, win-win situation!

As you know me Loves: I like edgy details. I fell head over anchor about this black bracelet from Lavastoney. The combination of black and silver is so classic! I like timeless items, they stay fashionable for a long time. Because of this you think more about the quality when you buy it because you can enjoy longer from it! Also, a classic: Chanel. I’m having lately an obsession on this brand. Chanel is to me the black dress for fashion and the contour for beauty. The cap of the brush is going to protect the hairs of the brush which is perfect for when you need a quick touch up on the go!

Which item are you wishing about Loves?

Lifestyle – Tips | How I Prepare For College.

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College; the place I spend most of my time and I must admit, it can be challenging. I don’t know about you Loves but I have a hate/love relationship with my studies especially when I’m not prepared or I have a workplace that is a mess and I mean this not only on my desk but also my home. So, my first tip: create a good working place. It can be your room, at the library or the study places at your college and university. Pick a place where you not get easily distracted. When you’re living home, like me. I let them know that I don’t want to be disturbed and that I’m only available in case of a fire. Its sounds pernickety but because of this you can focus on your studies.

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Having good stationary is half the work and this is the part I love to put afford in! I’m quite obsessed with cute pastel coloured pens and marble printed notebooks, well with everything that is marble printed. I vow for making things your own and personal so don’t feel embarrassed if you want matching stationary or even a themed one. Feel free! Let’s admit it; it feels good to have those frills.

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Whenever I have home work to do or some reading, I place it into my to-do organizer. These organizers come in very good use when you place it on your desk or close to your view to remind yourself that a task is waiting to be done and when you finished it, place it in your done organizer before you store it permanent or you want to take it with you to hand it in. I find this systematic organizing very helpful during my studies and personal tasks.

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I find binders also helpful during my studies. Using tabs to separate paper for different subjects, it is just a good way to use one binder for many subjects. I use this mostly to write summaries for my exams. To give myself small reminders and if I want to emphasize important words or tasks I use post its. I stuck them on the inside of my binder, now I have it always close to my sight.

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To stay motivated and having an overview of all my homework, daily tasks and to-do’s I use printouts. I found online perfect ones! I got mine calendar from Scattered Squirrel and other printouts from The Organize Student. Definitely credits to the owners! I use them daily, they are easy to use and perfect for an organized freak like me.

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Beauty Review | Ziaja.

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As am I getting older I’m getting more and more idle. I think it is because you feel your body is changing, like it is upgrading towards adulthood. Your body, your mind and skin changes into a ‘’shape’’ that is called ‘’you’’’. You will get to know yourself better and you will anticipate to it. Whether you like it or not! It is just something that you cannot change because it is called life.

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During my life, my facial skin became important to me, I suffered from acne my whole teenage years and they still pop up every now and then. We all are familiar with those annoying intruders on our faces that are caused by stress, diet and even cosmetic products. Because of this, am I always pleased to get to know new brands. Especially when you discover them spontaneously. I met Ziaja through my latest unboxing blogpost and I fell in love with it ever since.

The beauty of Ziaja is that it is based on natural active ingredients and their pharmaceutical experiences, it has a refined and pleasant fragrance and light texture. All their products are carefully dermatologically and allergy tested in their own labs, never on animals! I have been using it for a while now and I am very pleased with it. The moment I opened it for the first time, the smell was such a pleasure to smell! Not chemical at all. The preservatives are reduced to the essential minimum making it enjoyable to use.

The assortment of Ziaja is tremendous; from woman to men to children. Something for everyone! Their focus is on skin, so you will find a range of facial care, body care and even hair care. Because Ziaja has a wide range of beauty products they have thought of all skin types and this shows that they are thoughtful towards their customers.

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Lately wat also has been important to me is where I get my beauty products from and if it truly works. I enjoy it every time when I use it. Whenever I’m done with showering I use Moisturising Body Lotion with Silk Proteins. It absorbs quickly and my skin feels soft right away! Because it is moisturising and it reduces skin roughness I use it also on my elbows and knees for that extra soft touch. During my day, I use the Manuka Tree Purifying Normalising Day Cream. It has an SPF 10 factor and it is for an oily/combination skin type which matches perfectly with my own skin type. My facial skin goes from oily, especially on my T-Zone (forehead, nose, chin and the apples of my cheeks.) to dry at my jaw line. The smell of the Manuka Tree is refreshing on my skin and what I mostly love it doesn’t make my face oily at all!

When I want to pamper myself after a long day I remove my makeup with the Cucumber Cleansing Milk, yet again for an oily/combination skin type. The smell of cucumber makes me feel like I’m in a spa resort relaxing with a towel on my head and two slices of cucumber on my eyes. Perfect!

Are you already imagining it Loves?

 

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Beauty Look | Look Book Of 2016.

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I must say; 2016 was a beauty year. I loved experimenting with makeup for beauty looks. Contouring and highlighting was my main goal to get the hang of it and to me, it turned out pretty lovely!

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I focused also on my eyes. I wanted to get more confident in making smokey eyes, because of my small eyes. I don’t want to look like a panda. Till this day, I am saluting all makeup lovers who uses their whole eyes, from under the eyebrow until the whole moving eyelid as their perfect canvas! Because if I do it, I will look like a clown. I just don’t like the whole eye look on me. On my moving eyelid, I will use any colour but on top of it I limit it only to light colours. I guess you could say that I’m a bit insecure about it, but then again; for everything is a first!

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When it comes to lips I use mostly red to fuchsia to pink shades. Those are my favourites lip colours, I don’t like nude’s colours or Barbie pink.  I have carefully tried to use dark colours such as dark red and I was surprised! I never thought it will suit me.

As I look at my makeup stash I see that I use products that are low budget to high end. From all the variety, I have I stick always with one or two budget toppers from Essence Cosmetics. Their orange packaged mascara and concealer are truly my beauty budget must-haves!

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I think that for my upcoming beauty looks I will be more openminded towards making new looks then before however I don’t want to follow trends that are just a waste of good beauty products. Like, #100 layers’ foundations? Or silicone bra makeup sponge? No thank you!

Which beauty look do you like Loves?

 

 

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Lifestyle | My Phone Case.

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Do you know the feeling when you get something new you want to personalize it? I had this feeling when I got my iPhone. Do you remember when I told you Loves now I need a cute phone case? I finally got one!

I am lately into marble prints and the colour pink. When I found out you can create phone cases on Case Company I fell yet again in love with the prints! The variations they have on their printed cases are very trending; from Kim Kardashians famous cry face to Drakes hotline bling quotes to cactuses.

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If that is not enough, you can customize a case with your own pictures on any case you want. They have many case models like flip case, wooden, hard, soft with matt finish and fine finish.  They also have a Magic Magnet, a strong magnet for one of your air vents of your car. It is very easy to use; you just place between your phone and the case a small metal plate and hold it on the Magic Magnet and you are ready to cruise to many places! Not to speak about their laptop sleeves and ipad cases.

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For that extra personal touch, I choose to use my blog name, which is my name. It didn’t fell complete so I added Fashion-Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger for the whole package. I choose the font Sacramento but you can choose from many other fonts that are well-known and popular. This is not all; you can use any colour that you want and you are free to bold it or make it italic. You can even centre it! While you are busy making your own art work, you can rotate and resize text and emoji’s. This is impossible to forget!

Because of the ability to create a case of your own style, every time when you use your phone it feels like it is just brand new!

 

I am very curious, how you would personalize your case?

 

 

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Fashion – Tips | Sunnies All Season.

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It is all about the details, this is my well-known motto. When I have this kind of moment I get all tingly inside because I have that thought that nothing is perfect unless you look closer to details and then style it on your own.

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You would understand my thought just by looking at these Solo-Solis sunnies. I fell in love with the cat eyed frame, it reminded me of the popular sunglasses from Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Since I’m writing about details, the golden parts of the sunnie got me hooked! Black with gold never goes out of style and the combination together is just perfect.

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The beauty of sunnies is that you can use them daily, to me they are just like wearing your favourite lipstick. It is always good and it doesn’t even matter what you wear or what your style is. Solo-Solis means in Latin ‘’Only Sun’’ but that does not stop me to wear it all seasons I mean, how could I? They have many sophisticated frames that even I couldn’t pick just one!

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What I truly love about this Sunnie is it is light weighted, perfect when you put it on your chest when you wear a shirt or on top of your head to give your whole look that extra flair. They are very thoughtful when it comes to their eyewear, they have a UV400 protection. You can cheerfully enjoy your view during sunny days and how can I forget what we all secretly do; staring at that hottie who crossed your path. Right Loves?

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #3

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Style Tone box from month November popped out of my mail box and it is also my last box to review for you Loves. The theme of this month is Power Woman, instead of wearing fluffy pj’s and fuzzy socks to hide in your cocoon of comfort this season are these products for pampering to pop out of it! As my last box was a bit of ‘’mwah’’ am I pleased to see that this box turned out lovely.

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Let me start first with the Lord & Berry ultimate lipliner in the colour Nude. The formula of the pencil is enriched with macadamia oil and waterlily extracts. It is waterproof and blends so well! I have an Essence lipstick (Cute Nude) that suits perfect with it. Or I can use it with the Tini Beauty lipstick in the colour Pink Champagne. When I opened it to try it on I’ve noticed golden glitter sparkles on it! It is so subtle that you cannot see it but when you apply it; hello beautiful lips! I totally see what Style Tone did there; perfect match!

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They were very thoughtful about this Power Woman box. The Cailyn Cosmetics Mummy Whipping Bubble Cleansing Mask is a perfect 3 minutes’ mask for an energy boost! I must say that the package looks a bit scary, it does make you curious what is it all about. This sheet mask uses an advanced technology of oxygenated cleansing bubbles imbued within unique mold-inducing microfiber to create a soothing and softening formula that deeply cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. This is such a mouth full! My curiosity is sparked.

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In this season our hands need pampering more than ever, this Coconut Hand Cream from Ziaja comes then in handy. Get it? Handy! Hihi…The smell of coconut is not overwhelming, the familiar coconut smell around you will not occur. Perfect for a tropical feel when it’s cold outside! While we are at it; the nail polish from Meeki Beauty Lab will look like a fresh manicure with this hand cream! In the box, I found the colour Sophie. I don’t wear black coloured nail polishes but I’m going to give this one a try!

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As I told you Loves, this is my last Style Tone Box. I had a three-month subscription which I choose to meet new beauty brands. It is also nice to see that the cosmetic brands develop items that are animal cruelty free and vegan.

Which item caught your eye Loves?

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #2

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I’m just like a kid in a candy store when it comes to receiving packages by mail. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gift or I bought it myself. I could kiss the mailman at that moment! Especially when you are waiting for that dream item you paid a lot for it or got it with a major discount. Don’t let me speak about when it is a gift! It’s like Christmas in July, August and October!

I told you Loves that I have a three-month subscription at Style Tone. I received my second box and I must be honest with you; I was ‘’mwah’’ about it. The only product I’m excited about is the Chella Eyebrow Defining Gel. I want to cut down with plucking my eyebrows, I want them to be bushy a la Cara Delevingne. I don’t pluck much because I already like them the way they are but I do want to keep them in check and this brow gel comes in handy!

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There is one product I give the benefit of the doubt; Hikari Blush called Cameo. I swatch it on my hand and the pigment is good but I’m not so sure about the colour. It’s quite light pink and I don’t know if the shade will make my skin look paler then it already is. This is definitely something to find out in a beauty look. The box also contained a Lip Crayon from Starlooks. I had it in the shade Majesty and oh lord it’s so dark purple! Yet again I don’t know if it suits my skin tone. I also got a wooden pencil called Jelly Pong Pong. This pencil can be used on your lips as a highlighter; on your eyes and nose. On your brow bone for an open look, same goes for your waterline. The pigments of this pencil and lip crayon are good though! The last item from the box is a Brush Cleaner. What can I say about this one…It’s a handy tool that helps to clean your makeup brushes, it works good because I already had one. That’s a bummer!

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As I’m getting older I have noticed that my skin is changing. In times of stress I get more acne break outs and my skin tone gets more grizzled. I was at my pharmacy and saw this try out package from Vichy Laboratories. These products are based on mineralizing water. The pouch contains an Ideal Body Serum Milk; it says it intensely nourishes the skin smoother and firmer. This sounds appealing so why not try it out?! It also has a Mineralising Water Spray; it efficacy to fortify the skin. Sounds fancy! The third item I’m writing about is the 3in1 Cleanser. Not only it rids of impurities, pollutants it also radiates your skin. In times of stress this comes in handy. Last but not least and probably the product I’m excited about the most; the Aqualia Thermal Light Cream. As I said before these products are based out of water. When you have acne its proven to use crèmes that contains water. I hope that this one is going to be my hero with my break outs!

 

 

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New In | Unboxing Love #1

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I was always curious about beauty boxes and looked online for information about them, at first I was sceptical because I want to have value of my money. I rather pay a bit much for full sized products then travel sizes so I ended my research when I found Style Tone. The reviews about this beauty box were laudatory so I wanted to try it too. I chose a three-month subscription for €35.00 and I don’t regret it!

I received my first box this month (September). I felt like beauty addict who needed a beauty shot!

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I received a blush pen from Ellis Faas. That’s quite unique! A blush pallet that looks like a pen. In the mini magazine that comes with the box says about the blush pen that it gives your make-up look a dewy finish and a long lasting glow. Sounds good! The second product I took from the box is a Pore Qualifying Mineral Detox Mask from Figs & Rouge. The mask eliminates impurities and draws out excess oils for a clearer healthy complexion. As you all know me Loves I have an oily skin so I am very curious about this beauty goodie.

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Ladies you cannot have enough nail polishes, Style Tone must think that too because I received a feminine red colour from Emité in the box and I like it! What I also snooped out the box is a mono eyeshadow from Note. I got in a dark purple shade which made me shudder because I’m not used to dark colours as eyeshadow, then again for everything is a first. The next thing I received is a Eyerule No 3 Volumizing Curling Mascara from Ace Of Face. I was instantly impressed by the eye brush because it has a small top and I prefer that more over others because of my small eyes.

I can even enjoy it more because all products from the Style Tone box are cruelty free. Whoop!

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On television I saw a commercial about Girls Bag. It is a bag full of full sized products that every girl needs. Even though the target group are mostly teenage girls it didn’t hold me to try one out too! It came in a box but the reasoning behind it is the tote pineapple bag full of goodies. This bag contains not only beauty products but also healthy snacks. Nice!

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The goodies you’ll get with the bag are; Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara, Herōme Trio W.I.C. Nail Polish set. Oelala! Maybelline Balm & Blush, SmoovAll Skin Contact Spray, Vogue Perfume Deodorant Butterfly and BioFreeze+ Gel. I am very impressed about the amount of beauty products! The price I paid for the bag is €19.90 and only the beauty goodies in it have more value than the asking price!

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Here comes the food part Loves; Nãkd Bar Cashew Cookie, JustNuts The Alarm Clock Bar, Katja Candy and Tranquini Drinks in the taste Regular and Jade. The snacks tasted good but the drinks….

The last goodies I received are an Boho Chique Bracelet and many vouchers. Amazing!

This is it Loves. Would you like to see more unboxing blogposts?

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New In | Silver Mirrored Sunnies.

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Summer means an excuse to get new sunnies because the ones you already have are “soooo last summer” and at the end you have a lot in stock that you can open a store for yourself. Glasses are just like shoes; you can’t get enough. Accessories definitely make an outfit complete. When it comes to different kinds of glasses, GlassesShop is a truly Walhalla of glasses frames, from all time classics to funky and retro, just perfect! As a fashion and accessories encourager I felt in my element while wandering and scrolling through their online store, like a virtual wanderlust!

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I chose the frame Evansville Wayfarer in the colour blue and silver. I like that the colours are parted two ways, blue on top of silver/gray-ish. It gives that edgy look and I like that twist. What I also like is the lightless of the frame, it makes it optimal to use. The affordable eyeglasses are not only from high quality they also give the perfect statement to every wearer. So Loves, who wear prescription sunglasses or glasses will look great with these eye catchers!

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Do you know the latest silver mirror trend? GlassesShop goes with the hype and I’m following! I want to try it on my nails and now I can put the mirrored beauty right on my nose. Not only is it fashionable, it comes in handy when you want to look shameless at your love or summer crush. Sssst….let’s keep this between us.

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Because I’m so happy with my new sunnies I want to make you Loves happy too! Use code GSHOT50 for a 50% discount on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses! Whoop! I have to say that sale frames are excluded but that doesn’t matter with the frame Walhalla GlassesShop has.

 

Enjoy your gift Loves!

 

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Beauty Review | Pretty Long Glamorous Hair!

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Oh my gosh! I tried for the first time hair flip in extensions. Yes, me! I never thought I would do it because it never crossed my mind. Or rather I should say that the only crazy thing I did to my hair is cutting it short. No, not an extreme pixie cut but from the middle of my back to the end of my neck, like an A-line bob. This was two years ago and since then I’m letting my hair grow back. I only cut the dead-ends and that’s it. So when I got the opportunity to try hair extensions I said yes!

Before.

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In my hair I’m wearing the layered deep dark brown synthetic hair. It is 60 cm long and weighs 160 grams it also has a wavy structure. You have to attach the hairpiece with a wire. It sounds crazy but it is possible! The hair extension has a wire on top of the left until right ends of the hair extension. You flip it on top of your head like a hairband and with a tail comb you flip your hair over the wire. Simple, easy and quick! The wire is thin and transparent, perfect because you can’t see it in your hair. Very glamorous, whoop!

After.

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I chose on purpose a wavy structure the reason behind it is that I never style my hair in all the way straight. I prefer a natural stroke and with these hair extensions my hair naturally blends with the synthetic hair. What I also love is that they are easy maintainable. You can comb, style, curl and wash it. As long you comb it from the bottom to the top, use a heat protector first when you want to style or curl it. Never use a hair tool that is higher than 160 degrees! Let the hair tool no longer than 8 seconds in your hair and last but not least wash it in lukewarm tap water and fabric softener. Yes, the one that you wash your cloths with. Let it soak for five minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm tap water and squeeze out excess water from the hair. When you are done with the ‘’hair bath’’ add a number of drops from a serum or hair oil and pat it dry with a towel before you let it lay or hang to dry naturally.

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From the moment I got in my hair I felt like a mermaid.  My hair had suddenly length and volume! When I opened the package I was a bit sceptical about the hair colour. Even though my hair is dark brown I didn’t know how it would look on synthetic hair. So when I flipped it in my hair my sceptical thought flew away when I saw a smile on my face! I take good care of my hair and surprise myself with a new hairdo once in a while is just amazing!

 

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Event Report | Glamour Fashion-Vintage Live.

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I had the change to go to Glamour Magazine Fashion-Vintage Live event. The Dutch Glamour has a cross-media expansion that’s called Fashion-Vintage and Glamour Concept Store. On both sites you have the possibility to buy and sell your clothes and even at the Concept Store you can pitch your brand to get featured! Amazing right?

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As a subscriber to their magazine I had the opportunity to go snoop in many goodies from Glamour readers, many bloggers, Glamour workers and famous Dutch people. As I was wandering through the stands I saw nice goodies but also many goodies that sellers are selling them for prices that I wouldn’t buy it for. To be honest.

I did like snooping trough the goodies from well-known Dutch stylist By Danie. I was curious what she wears, especially in her free time. Too bad many things of her did not fit me, our shoe sizes don’t match. The faux fur letters on the pink sweater from Glamour Concept Store caught my eye. So fluffy!

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As I was looking my eyes out during the Fashion Walhalla I got a bit thirsty so I was pleased to find a smoothie bar. The juices were made just the right way, not to sour. While I was sipping on my juice I saw these beautiful kimonos. I like to prints on it, what a Summer vibe! Glamour was even so thoughtful for their visitors. You could feel like a princess because there were make-up artists happy to make a perfect look for you.

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Everything comes to an end. When I wandered a last round trough the stands I went with a good feeling about the day home. My ticket was included with goodie bag. And I was glad to find lovely goodies in it! I like the to-go cup and planning to do a review about the Aveda Body Salt.

To be continued Loves!

Beauty Review | KIKO Milano.

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I’m having Spring vibes with these colourful KIKO eye candy! I fell of course for the nail polish because I have a fling on the colour fuchsia and since I already have blue mascara I wanted to try the colour green, so why not finish it with an emerald green eyeshadow?

This is my first experience with KIKO and I’m hooked! With just one swipe and my nail was covered with the colour. It depends on yourself if you want a thicker layer. I do think that the nail polish bottle has a dull appearance. It is not something special or attractive. You would choose it only because of the colour. If you are into that, go for it! It didn’t stop me either.

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When I swatched the eyeshadow on my pols I’ve noticed that it has a matt pigment. You know me Loves, I do not really like matt make-up but this one looks pretty good. The packaged reminds me a bit of MAC. Black with a transparent opening. I like that the brand name is pressed into the eyeshadow palette. I gives that little extra chic touch.

Green matches brown very well. When I tried the mascara my eye colour stood out. It is very beautiful and different than usual. A Moroccan wedding is therefore a great opportunity to show it off or if you dare to use it during your daily work for that extra sparkle!

What do you think Loves, already in the mood for Spring?

Beauty Review | From Coral To Last Tango.

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Is it just me or does lipsticks give you a good feeling whenever you use it on your lips or see it collecting dust on your vanity? Which woman doesn’t have at least one or thousand lipsticks from all the colours in the world? Or who doesn’t buy every single time the colour that suits perfectly on you and want to try another shade but you end up with the first one? Believe me when I say you are not alone. I salute you!

I have this with the colour fuchsia and only with the dark pink ‘’red-ish’’ shade. Whenever I use this lipstick colour on my lips I feel instantly more feminine, like fierce.

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So I wandered in the make-up isle of my local drugstore and took these candies into the shopping basket. I love the cute and chic look from Essence lipsticks! You would think that a budget brand will not do his work like a high end product but oh boy you would think twice if you try Essence. I have nothing but good experiences with the brand.

Same goes with the make-up from H&M and I’m even not writing about my thoughts on the packaging. Love it!

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Talking about lipstick colours, I have mixed feelings about the colour nude. It is always attractive for me to buy one. It reminds me of Kylie Jenner because it looks so good on her! Secretly I want it to look good on me too but always end up with a fuchsia one.

Which fav colour do you have Loves?

Beauty Review | I Heart Chocolate.

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You want to take a bite, don’t you?! Hihi…It does look edible! I had the same thoughts when I saw it in my local drugstore. And I wanted to buy it even more when I knew it is a dupe of Too Faced Chocolate bar.

The 16 eyeshadow palette is literally an eye candy but the thing with beauty is that what’s inside that counts and to be honest I was more impressed about the package then the eyeshadow colours. A lot of colours looked similar and I rather had that the name colours was written inside the palette not loose on a foil paper.

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For a dupe it is not that bad though. The pigment compensates the small flaws. When you smell it…Yes, it sounds weird but I always smell my make-up it’s a habit but also I’m not going to buy make-up that doesn’t make me feel comfortable wearing it; it does smell like chocolate! Hihi…Crazy right! If I could share the scent with you Loves you would agree with me!

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I swatched the colours so that you can judge for yourself Loves. From the top down: You Need Love, Piece Me Together, One More Piece, Love Torn, Stolen Chocolate, Thank Friday, More! And Pleasure Girl.

The first eight colours looked great then I started with the second eight colours and I lost a bit of my enthusiasm because some colours looks like the same or the same colour has a shimmery glow. This palette contains 16 colours and by the looks of it while I bought it I did not realize that the colors are a bit similar.

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Again from the top down: Meet Chocolate, Unforgiveable, Love Divine, Smooth Criminal, Chocolate Love, You Need More, What A Way To GO and Endorphins Ready!

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Despite this small flaw this palette is still a great eyeshadow to use for new looks! What do you think Loves?

Lifestyle | Hello From The Other Side.

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‘’Hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times to tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done, but when I call you never seem to be home, Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried.’’

Yes, I’m guilty of listening to Adele’s songs too. But this is not what this blogpost is about. It’s about my rose gold beauty. Hello! I want to share with you Loves an update from my other blogpost about Fashion Goodies Right In Your Pocket.

It was time for a change. I enjoyed all of them and I still enjoy the app All Womenstalk. This app gives you a tour through a woman’s world. From tips; tricks; mindfulness; relationships to recipes you can find it all. Again, I still enjoy the H&M app. I’m even an H&M Club member! Every euro you spend on purchases you collect points for discount vouchers, special offers and exclusive events! Amazing right? Because of it I was invited to the H&M beauty department launch. And you can do it too! Just download the app and subscribe to the H&M Club. Your welcome gift will be 50 points and a 10% discount!

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Style.com and Fashion Network made place for Vogue Runway. I love this app! I can watch all the fashion shows from all over the world with just a slide away. Sitting front row with just my pyjamas on and a messy bun oh so lovely!

I have a subscription on the Glamour Magazine since 2012 and with the app I can take the magazine everywhere. Perfect for when I’m on the road. This app has nothing to do with fashion but sure hell with life. Clue the app to register your cycle. It calculates your period, your moods, your fertile window and even answers questions like what is PMS? Is my cycle normal? I really recommend this app to Loves who are trying to regulate their periods and trying to get pregnant. As for me it is a great calendar!

I also add Flipagram & Pomelo. Flipagram to make video’s from pictures. I asked you Loves in mine previous blogpost what your thoughts are about me starting a YouTube channel. I am still thinking about it but using Flipagram for my Instagram for sharing my make-up looks is a good start. Speaking about Instagram. I’m even thinking to start using a filter on it to make my Instagram account more professional. Pomelo is a great app to work with.

Further then this all I use standard apps for blogging. Like WordPress and Facebook page. When it comes to social media apps I use Google+ Bloglovin’ Twitter Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) and Instagram like most of you.

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This is it Loves! If you know any apps that are great to use don’t hesitate to let me know.

Lifestyle | My Goals For 2016.

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Goals: wishes that everyone wants to become true, you just have to work hard for it.

To be honest Loves, making goals gives me a feeling of pressure. I question myself if I could make it and if I don’t I’ll feel that I have failed. This is the reason why I rather live by the day. As I’m getting older I have learned that if you want something you have to work hard for it so I have to bite the bullet.

When you want to set goals for yourself you have to aim for what is possible for you to handle otherwise you will fail. This is something that I have to keep in the back of my mind; be realistic.

Let me start first with my blog goals.

1) Write more on saidachahid.com.

It has to be said. I have to make time for my blog to enjoy more of it. Sometimes I feel that I get sloppy. This is crazy because I love to write! I’m going to work forward on my blogposts to publish them more on my blog.

2) Collaborate with others and companies.

2015 was a good year when it comes to collaborations! I loved every bit of it and in 2016 I want to lay my focus more on it. It is an amazing feeling when you get to know new people and brands all over the whole world. Let’s keep this feeling!

3) Go to events.

Interaction is important for bloggers and going to events is a perfect way to build a network. As a blogger I get invited once in a while for events and this is to me the cherries of a pie. So, ‘’let’s get fat!’’

4) Lift up my social media.

I’m very happy with the support I get from my Loves! To give something back I want to interact more on it then I already do. Because why not? It is free!

5) Buy a new camera.

I want to take my blog to a higher level and the same goes with my pictures. The camera I use is perfect for product pictures but lets me quite down when it comes to making pictures for outfits. This has to change so I better start with saving!

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Here comes my personal goals and let me warn you Loves; it’s quite cliché.

1) Focus more on my faith and believes.

I’m a Muslim. A proud one. I want to live more by the rules of the holy Quran. 2014 and 2015 was very intense years for me a lot happened and I have to close chapters to forgive. Having resentments makes you feel so sad! It is just not worth my energy. I was mad at people for a long time and now it is time to let it go and move on!

2) My education!

This goal deserves an exclamation mark! I have to work hard for my diploma. Years before my current education I didn’t know what to do nor did I know what I want. It frustrated me so much and because of it lost many opportunities to get a diploma. This has to change; like ASAP! As a wallflower I finally found the education that suits me perfectly! Namely: Media, Information & Communication (MIC). You’ll get trained to be an all-round media professional and as a blogger this is right up my alley!

3) Read more.

When I was younger I devoured books! From romans to biographies to true stories. I used to love to imagine myself in the world of the book characters. Such a great feeling!

4) Enjoy the beauty of life.

I’m an over thinker and sometimes for no reason at all. I have to remind myself to take a moment to breathe and enjoy the simple things of life like a sunset or a wind blow through my hair.

5) Give negativity no chance.

Negative things or people can control my mood. It shouldn’t be. Sometimes it’s better for me to have a ‘’frozen moment’’ and scream LET IT GOOOOO! LET IT GO! It already feels good hihi…Try it!

6) Get healthy.

I have primary lactose intolerance. It is caused by insufficient production of the enzyme lactase. Basically I cannot tolerate products that contain milk/milk sugars. I have to chance my diet which I’m glad it is perfect maintainable! Not only I want work on my nutrition but I want to work out more. Indeed!

7) Get my driver license.

26 years old and I still don’t have it. It is just a shame. No comments.

8) Don’t spend money on rubbish.

Believe it or not I even have a ‘’No buy list”! Crazy right? Do I even need to say more…?

9) Save money.

Read goal five.

10) Make my 2016 goals count.

No words needed.

Beauty Review | French Look Rose.

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I am surprised! My local grocery store sells make-up. The place where I thought they sell only groceries has a small beauty display. At first they only sold a small amount of beauty products like perfume, cotton swabs and pads, deodorant and bath/shower products. I used them once and I felt that these products are too harsh for my skin and hair. But I’m truly impressed by their make-up!

These products are very low budget but worth your money. I tried this French manicure nail polish from the brand Cien the brand from Lidl. When I tried the first try of painting my nails; the first thing that came on my mind is: this is not so bad at all!

The first try is perfectly fine if you want that natural French manicure look. I let it dry for a bit and put a second layer on my nails because I wanted a full coverage instead of see a through look, if you know what I mean?

I’m happy with the results! Do you? I’m going to keep Cien in my mind for probably a low budget look VS high-end look which is written on my beauty list.

To be continued Loves!

Fashion Review | TWYN By Mi Moneda & Swarovski.

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I went to my first press event I was very excited and still am about it. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) you could get a glimpse of that day, which I believe that you would love. Otherwise let me give you a quick reminder of which brands I got introduced at.

OPI.

The perfect nail polish to every woman. They focus on beautiful coloured fingernails and taking care of them. Using a base coat and a top coat after you use the colour of your choice is very important. O.P.I. is a professional nail care industry that is committed to give their users safety and innovation. The brand is also well known of their exceptional formula, fashionable colours and iconic names!

Silhouette.

Authentic eyewear since 1964, Austrian made. The eyewear is based on beauty and harmony. The designs are sleek and timeless. What impressed me the most is the frame of the glasses. It is weightless! Whenever you put it on you feel that you have no glasses on at all. And with the many designs there is something for everyone.

Omoda.

Omoda is an online shoe web shop for fashionable women, men and children. Something for everyone! It is a truly shoe Walhalla for online shoe shoppers. From different brands to colour and sizes you’ll find your own dream pair!

Swarovski.

The brand I truly got impressed by! Their well-known crystals shine like little stars. You can imagine why I’m very happy with the gift that is been given to me on the press day. Whoop! The rose gold colour is very hip and trending and I like it!

Take What You Need by Mi Moneda.

As I told you in my event report; Mi Moneda has a new sister! Take What You Need to be exact! The changeable bar necklace is born. Designer Michelle got inspired by women all over the world. Talking about women empowering! The story behind it is mainly to make you feel comfortable in your own life. To give you a small reminder that everything is going to be alright because we all worry about the little things in life. This bar necklace is very stylish and fashionable! The design is minimalistic and can be chosen in three colours. Silver, gold and rose gold. The colours of this autumn! The changeable bar can be changed for a bar already designed by Take What You Need or you can personalize your own bar. Isn’t that amazing?

It is! I got MY OWN necklace bar! Personalized and signed, sealed and delivered to me! I wanted my own name on my bar. It is very personal because my name is handwritten. I just love it!

 

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Lifestyle Collab | Be Healthy Be Forever.

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As I’m getting older I have noticed that I’m taking more care of myself. Taking care of my health plays a big part of it. To me it is such a big part because I’m still going in and out to hospitals to check my health. I’m suffering from distended abdomen. Only drinking of water and my belly swells. It is very annoying especially when you know in your mind you did not eat anything and you feel already full. But you cannot live only on water. This common scene, I’m gladly that I still have especially sometimes I feel very bloated because of my stomach. I’m happier about the fact that I can say the reason of my swollenness of my stomach is caused because I’m lactose intolerant. So I have to change my diet drastically. And to be honest it is hard because I can’t eat the most of the food that I’ve been eating my whole life.

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Drinking Aloe Vera helps me to reduce the bloating feeling. This magical drink helps truly during my day! It even helps to regulate my bowel movements. This is perfect understandable because Aloe Vera has many benefits! It catered for proper digestion, it gives a good balance in your intestines, and it stimulates cell growth, is rich in minerals and is a good source of vitamins! Amazing right?

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I certainly believe that good health start in the inside. Whenever you feel good in your own skin you’ll show it on the outside. Be Healthy Be Forever helps me to stay steadfastly in my diet. Their personal advice to me is such a great help and since I drink it I feel more energetic and comfortable in my own body!

Event Report | New Collections & Brands. MooiPR.

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I was invited to MooiPr Happy Day where I got introduced to new collections and brands. If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (SaidaSnaps) you would see a glimpse of the beautiful new collections of Swarovski, Omoda, Silhouette, OPI & Mi Moneda. I was truly impressed by Swarovski from the moment I walked in! The sparkles of the crystal made me feel like a kid in a candy store. So many colours! I love it!

Swarovski.

Not only is Swarovski well known for their crystals but also till today a family company run by 5th generation family members! Such a beautiful loyalty. Their new collection is inspired by the many coral reefs. You would see different colours than you used to see from Swarovski. The colours like sea blue, golden brown and sweet rose pearls are eye candy’s.

Atelier Swarovski is known of their high fashion collections. They collaborated with Miranda Kerr and H&M and having new collaborations with Jean Paul Gaultier and Frederikson Stallard. I know Jean Paul Gaultier as a designer who focusses on the beauty of imperfections. You can see this too in the collection with Swarovski. The golden brown necklaces have imperfect crystals that I truly like. It shows me that imperfections are beautiful too! Frederikson Stallard wanted to show with their Swarovski collection that you should protect the things you truly love. It is shown at their design. The crystals are saved in a ‘’cage’’. What a beautiful thought.

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Mi Moneda.

Mi Moneda “My Coin” in Spanish is a luxurious brand inspired by vintage coins that creates a spiritual sense. You can change the coin to your own feeling and thoughts! Your own personalized necklace, who doesn’t what like that? Now they introduced the changeable bar necklace “Take What You Need’’. Designer Michelle got inspired by women all over the world. Talking about women empowering! The story behind it is mainly to make you feel comfortable in your own life. To give you a small reminder that everything is going to be alright because we all worry about the little things in life. This bar necklace is very stylish and fashionable! The design is minimalistic and can be chosen in three colours. Silver, gold and rose gold. The colours of this autumn! The changeable bar can be changed for a bar already designed by Take What You Need or you can personalize your own bar. Isn’t that amazing?

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Silhouette.

Authentic eyewear since 1964, Austrian made. The eyewear is based on beauty and harmony. The most demanding requirements in terms of design are to let the individuality of the wearer shine. The designs are sleek and timeless. What impressed me the most is the frame of the glasses. It is weightless! Whenever you put it on you feel that you have no glasses on at all. And with the many designs there is something for everyone.

O.P.I.

The perfect nail polish to every woman. They focus on beautiful coloured fingernails and taking care of them. Using a base coat and a top coat after you use the colour of your choice is very important. O.P.I. is a professional nail care industry that is committed to give their users safety and innovation. The brand is also well known of their exceptional formula, fashionable colours and iconic names! Did you see the light of their Starlight Collection? Beautiful!

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Omoda.

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! My guilty pleasure. Omoda gave me the chills! What more do I have to say?

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Which collection do you love Loves?

 

Fashion Collab | Leren Connor Goes Festival Wear.

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Leren Connor, she surprised me again! Her artistic expression I can see again in her festival collection. Her originality and attention to detail proves to be her trademark which I truly appreciate. When I see this collection the first thing that comes to my mind is happiness. The typical festival mood laid back and relaxed. Skirts from strips of fabric, tulle and crop tops anything goes!

”Over the last few months, Leren Connor and the team have taken a dramatic turn on the route to achieving their goals through the fashion industry and now the Festival scene.

This year LerenHQ Has spent a lot of time getting to know the Comic Convention industry which has also enticed the start of costume design through both Leren Connor and GYGO (get your geek on) the sister brand. Taking a step back from usual routine and embarking on a new path this small independent label has been making some big steps in all the right places.

So much has changed and due to this the team is thoroughly excited about the next year to come. Back in 2012 Leren attended her 1st Festival “Wilderness” as a trader, from this the team has been eager to get stuck in with the festival scene, this year it happened. At the end of August this label travelled down south to attend Into the Wild Festival, with the designs selling like hot cakes Leren is even more determined to get the Festival wear out there. Festivals are a great way to express costume design as well which is why it will also be a great marketing place for GYGO the sister brand which specializes in geek wear and costume design.

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80% of what this label does is recycled and upcycled, the free fabric skirts and headbands you see are made from all the scraps collected in the Leren Connor studio.”

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(Pictures originally from Leren Connor.)

Her hold on environmentally friendly design also applies to this collection and that makes it yet again unique. You can see that she loves what she makes and it also radiates from her collections.

The growth she is experiencing is noticed. Hard work really pays off. Her devotion will bring her to high places that she deserves. We will hear from her again!

Do you love this collection as much as I do?

Beauty Review | Cairuo.

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If you have read my previous posts you would know I prefer lightly make-up or no make-up at all. I’m still in my summer vibe; minty OOTD and a strobing make-up look. A nude colour on my nails belongs also in this summer essentials list.

I bought this goodie in Morocco; I’m not familiar with this brand. I searched Cairuo online but it didn’t help me much. That’s too bad because it is a good nail polish!

It covers my nails pretty well. I used it on my hand nails and toe nails and I must say; it doesn’t chip easily, which is good! You will shower a lot in Morocco because of the heat and removing your nail polish everyday should not be an activity to do during your vacay, right?

Event tough I’m not familiar with Cairuo, there is always first and getting to know a brand is not so bad at all when they deliver pretty goodies!

I like this nude nail polish! I even did a nude make-up look. I’m only looking for the perfect nude high heels! Then is my list complete.

Do you like the nude look too?

Fashion #OOTD | Summer Mint.

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Lately I have an obsession with the colour mint. I even slowly turn my room décor in that colour! It is so sophisticated with a pop of the colours silver and white.

I’m still having my vacay vibe and I hope I stay in it, so why not turning it up with this Summer OOTD!

I like the top I’m wearing, you can say; it is one of my favourites. I like loose fit tops because it swings nicely! The off-white colour makes it feminine yet chic. You can wear this kind of top on a skinny; like I did or a boot cut jeans for a casual day.

In the past you’ll never find me in jeans that are not black or blue. I always thought it’s too bright. I thought wrong, it is perfectly fine! Especially during Summer.

You cannot see it; the peep toe shoes I’m wearing are wedges. I don’t know who invented those heels but THANK YOU on behalf of all the ladies around the world! We can wear heels now longer whoop!

It is all about the details! I love the faux snake print on my bag. The bag was a bargain and the print makes it still chic. The cute bows on my peep toes and arm candy makes to me my ootd complete.

What would you wear during Summer?

P.s. i’m on Snapchat! Wihaa! Add me on SaidaSnaps I’d love to interact with you all Loves!

Top: H&M Skinny: Wonder Woman Bag: Action Rings: Lucardi Watch: Kruidvat Peep Toe: Primark Earring: Bijou Brigitte 

 

Beauty Review | My Calvin’s!

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Ever since I did a review about Essence Lipstick (Cuteness Overload!) my obsession on lipstick started to grow. I have quite a stash now and I’m happy to add Calvin Klein to my collection!

It has a great pigment and the colour stays quite long on your lips. The lipstick itself has a chic look, it looks great on your vanity table!

In the beginning I was searching for the colours that suits mine skin tone and I must say it was quite a journey! Maybe it is me but I’m not waiting on a colour that makes me look sick because it does not do my skin tone right neither I want to make my teeth look yellow, who wants that?

I’ve noticed that any red, darker shades of pink lipstick colours suits perfect with my skin tone! My favourite Calvin is in fact the shade Venus.

I probably will add more Calvin’s to my collection and I recommend it to any lipstick lover, so move over MAC! Calvin is entering many vanity tables! Or you can take them both…Hihi

Which shade do you like Loves?

Beauty Look | Monroe.

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”I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”-Marilyn Monroe

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For this make-up look I got inspired by Marilyn Monroe signature look. The red lips and winged eyeliner. What I like about this look, it is a classic one! It just never goes wrong.

First I used the Etos Skin Smoothing Primer. This transparent primer is a gift from heaven! This miracle wonder is a good basic before putting your concealer and foundation on. This was my next step. The concealer I used is Essence Stay Natural Concealer. I applied it under my eyes as an upside down triangle for a more natural look. When I finished with the concealer I used Delia Cosmetics Mineral Velvet Skin Long Lasting Matt Foundation. I like Matt foundations! It gives you more a natural look. To avoid that ‘’make-up face’’ I recommend a matt one. When I finish with my face, I let it be for a minute before I begin with my eyes.

For my eyes I used Essence Superfine Eyeliner. What I like about this eyeliner is that you just need to have a steady hand. You just draw the line and you already have the winged part. And that’s because of the shape of the liner. How amazing is that? For my lashes I used Essence Plump! No Clumps Volume Mascara. It really does not give you clumps! On my waterline I used Douglas Jumbo Shadow Pen. I must say that I’m a bit disappointed about this one. I had to apply it many times before I even could see the colour. Maybe it’s because it should be used on your eyelid instead of your waterline. Even tough, for the prize and Douglas is a well know store, is to me a disadvantage.

On my lips I used Essence Lip liner #14 Femme Fatale. This is the first time I use a lip liner. I did not want lips like Kylie Jenner (finally she admits she used lip fillers! As we didn’t know hihi) so I applied it on the arches of my upper lip and on my under lip I applied it at the end of my mount up to a centimetre toward the centre of my lips. Then I used H&M Lip Pen Million Dollar Lips to finish it off.

On my cheeks bones I applied Etos High Lighting Illuminizer to highlight my cheekbones, it gives you an open look! To finish it off I used Chanel Blush #44 Narcisse, just a bit for that blushing look!

Beauty Look | Summer Glow!

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Last days in the Netherlands are cold, rainy and at some places even snowy. Winter is coming and I don’t like it. This season is not my favourite one, so I was slightly happy to see the sun shining between the clouds!

For this make-up look I went for the summer glow. First I used the W7 Hide It concealer stick to blemish my impurities (acne scars.) After that I used mine liquid foundation brush to apply L’Oreal infallible 24H stay fresh foundation. I’m looking for a foundation that has a good coverage so this sample came in handy and I must say it works pretty fine!

I did not want to have a ‘’foundation face’’ so I used Essence All About Matt! Fixing compact powder to blemish the oil from my face. I always wait a couple minutes before I apply my eye make-up. I do this so that my face can have a ‘’minute of rest’’.

For my eyes I used the eyeliner Catrice Cosmetics Calligraphy. It’s perfect for wings because it has a pencil brush. Nice to work with! On my eye waterline I applied the Essence 2in1 Kajal Pencil. Using a white pencil really gives you an open look which is a good cover up for baggy eyes!

When I finished my eyes I used my H&M blush brush to apply Etos Bronzing Powder. I love this powder because it does not have one colour but many (light pink, white, light brown & pink.) it matches with mine skin tone perfectly.

For the last finishing touch I used Etos Highlighting Illuminizer #301 beneath my eyebrows, eyelids and cheekbones for the summer glow. I kept my lips simple because my eyes were already the eye catchers! Maybelline Water Shine Gloss #504/110 Baby Pink suits perfect!

Love Your Event Report | I Love My Hair!

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I was steady ready for the I Love My Hair Event! It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity to visit such events. I am very happy to get to know people who have the same interest as me!

What is it all about? HAIR! That’s right…This event was all about curly and frizz hair. As a curly head it was a very informational day.

How do you treat curly/frizz hair?

Curly/frizz hair is often mistaken as damaged hair but in fact all it needs is moisture. Use natural products for your hair avoid all sulphate chemicals! Don’t forget to use once a week a hot oil treatment for your hair. Coconut oil, Argan oil or olive oil works pretty fine!

Get to know your own hair! Do you eat healthy? Do you have stress? Got your hair to tight in a ponytail or bun? Hair loss? If you do it’s time to take good care of your hair and yourself.

Avoid stress by talking with someone about it or do something that sets your mind off on the daily things in life, change your routine! Loosen a bit of your hair tights on your ponytail or bun and wear your hair down.

Skip your daily eating habits! Replace snacks with healthy snacks like cherry tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. Vitamin B & D is a great help for your hair.

Sleep well and drinking water is a cliché but very affective!

My hair, don’t care!

I have curly hair that tends to dryness. I style my hair a lot but then again I take good care of it, at least that’s what I thought. To me is Argan oil a jewel for my hair I use it daily. I wash my hair with Dove shampoo and conditioner dry & damaged hair (because I style it a lot) and once a week a give my hair a mask from the same brand as my shampoo. That is enough right? Well…No! The problem is sulphate!

Because of this event I did not style my hair for *drum rolls* two weeks! Mooney Zichterman the power women behind this event opened my eyes. You should be happy with your own hair! I see and feel that my hair is softer then before and I’m losing less hair which to me was a big problem.

From now on I’m going to take more care of my hair do you?

 

Lifestyle | 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!

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I was thinking that I get a lot of sweet comments on my posts. Thank you a lot! It’s shows to me that i’m doing a good thing as a blogger. Wich again makes me happy!

So this post is for all my followers on Instagram, Twitter and WordPress! I apperciate it a lot! ❤

25# You don’t know about me! Here we go…!

1) I’m born and raised in the Netherlands but I have Moroccan roots. My mum is Moroccan and my dad is Algerian.
2) I have three brothers and one sister.
3) I am a proud aunty! Mostly because I am the only aunt that my little niece has! (daughter of my sister.)
4) I study a social cultural education. With creativity we are trying to bring people together.
5) I acted in many theatre plays. I acted as: a singing wanderer, a girlfriend of an hooligan, grandmother and a wife of an abusive husband. I love being on stage!

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6) I don’t have my driving-licence….Yes, I feel horrible about it!
7) I NEVER smoked or drink alcohol. Proud of myself!
8) I like bunnies! We had one as a pet, Noir was his name. It means black in French. He died from an old age. 😦
9) I don’t drink coffee!
10) Strawberries are my favorite fruit. I can eat them everyday!

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11) I really like the color blue. Silver comes second.
12) I am an shoe and bags addict. Guess what? Most bags I have are blue!
13) I tried sushi once…NEVER AGAIN! Ugh…It is so overrated!
14) I am an 9gager! I got ”obsessed” with it four years ago. I really like the memes!
15) I play playstation! I always make time to play together with my youngst brother. I am an major Tomb raider fan! I played all the games. God of war, Uncharted, Hitman are some of the games I played and I loved every bit of it. Yes! I have a ”geek” in me.
16) I have small feet 6,5 inch or size 37 and hands. I fitt in children gloves…Hihihi :-p
17) I have an perfume collection. From low budget to expensive.

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18) My great grand mother is 102 years old! AMAZING!
19) I can move my nostrils! I think that’s why I like bunnies…
20) I like to dance! I listen mostly to r&b, hiphop, pop, dancehall, Arabic, reggeda and rai! The last two are Moroccan music genre.
21) I have natural brown hair. I never dyed my hair.
22) My hair is curly. I style it a lot but in the other hand I take care a lot of my hair!
23) I have a box with all things I get from friends, family, parents etc. I like to keep them in memory, even the bad ones!
24) I can cook! I love making Moroccan food!
25) My favorite candy is liquorice yum!

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This is it! I hope you all know me a little bit more. I want to get to know you all to! Comment below your social media, I surely follow back.

P.s. Oh…I love to paint! 26!

 

 

Beauty | Argan Oil The Truth!

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Beauty lovers out there! You all have heared about Argan Oil right?

DON’T believe in the products that say it contains Argan Oil. Most of the products don’t have it! This is because the Argan Tree (Argania Spinosa) grows only on the South side of Morocco, it is very protected because of the effect that Argan oil has. Because of that many cosmetics companies are trying to get it in a other way or trying to reproduce it.

If you don’t use it pure don’t bother at all. In Morocco they call it liquid Moroccan Gold for a reason. So what does Argan oil exactly do?

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Skin:

Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturiser to hydrate and soften skin. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is the ideal product to give skin a natural boost. It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturiser. It is easy to use all over the body, including the face and neck. Simply smooth a few drops into your skin using gentle rubbing motions, as you would any face and body lotion.

It sounds crazy but if you have acne Argan oil is a very good remedy! Apply twice a week a little bit on your face and leave it like that during your day and shower afterwards or cleanse it of you feel instantly a soft skin! If you keep doing this for a long time your skin get healthier. This include for acne scars, stretch marks, dry skin, anti – aging and many more!

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Hair:

Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style. This is an ideal step to add to your daily routine after blow-drying. Rub a few drops of argan oil over your palms and then comb your fingers through your hair to apply.

I use it ALWAYS for my hair! After I shower I use little drops just to have the benefits listed above. Having problems with hair loss? Argan oil!

Foot, hand & nail treatment:

Argan oil’s softening properties are ideal for brittle nails, dry hands and cracked, hard skin on feet. It both moisturises and softens skin, leaving hands and feet supple and soft and nails strong and healthy. Try massaging a few drops of argan oil into cuticles, hands and feet before bed each night.

Lip Moisturiser:

Especially in cold or dry weather, lips can easily become sore, dry and cracked. Argan oil is the ideal product to ensure lips stay plump, soft and supple. Rub a drop or two into dry lips as a balm – but be sure to wipe off any excess.

I recommend Argan oil to everyone! All girls should have a bottle in there bathrooms! This is just of a glimpse of many benefits from Argan oil. Imagine what it could do if you use it in your food!

Do you want to purchase Argan oil, please go to your local Moroccan, Islamic food/convenience store. This is the only way to make yourself sure that you have the real deal. If you want to buy it online look for label that says 100% Argan oil. There is NO preservative products in pure Argan oil, if you read it on a label it’s not real. This also goes if it’s mixed with other cosmetic products. Argan oil is long maintainable.

 

I hope you like it loves!

 

 

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Fashion #OOTD | Colorblock Statement.

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I really like this outfit! I feel very femine in it. As you all know me…Blue, blue, blue lover overhere! Navy blue is such a classic color, it is always good like black.

In my first post I told that I really like eye catchers as accessories. It could be anything. The reason why I love them is that even tough you put something on like a plain white shirt and a denim jeans, when you combine it with an eye catcher you don’t need more!

I never thought that colorblocking would be something for me because I thought it would not look good. I was wrong.

How would you combine this maxi skirt? Please do show me…!