23 October 2017


Definitely feeling the cold breeze now. I can't believe it's nearly November already? Before we know it, it will be the end of 2017 and we will be saying hello to 2018.

I don't really like carrying big handbags, I am one of those people that will end carrying their whole house if I could. The shoulder pain is not a good thing either. I am trying more and more to leave my big bags at home and just carry a small bag. As space is limited, only the essentials make into the bag. I have swapped out my current portable beauty stash for a more winter appropriate stash.

I always, always carry a hand cream, it's weird to find me without a hand cream on hand. I am quite obsessive with moisturising my hands, I have an undiagnosed issue and I find myself frequently moisturising my hands. I have swapped my regular hand cream for this mini Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter. It's perfect for the winter, it provides an instant injection of moisture. Even though it's described as a body butter, I find that it absorbs into the skin easily. So you are not sitting there trying to vigourously rib the cream into my skin. I might be the only person but I find the scent a little overpowering and it's great for me especially that it doesn't linger around. However, I might be just very weird because a lot of people LOVE the original Soap & Glory scent.

As well as dry hands, the bane of my life during the winter months is dry lips but lucky I have discovered the best ever lip balm. The Ermana Refresh Lip Balm* has been keeping my lips in check, a rich blend of natural butters which work to soothe, plump and hydrate even the sorest of chapped lips. Of course, I have to have some lipsticks, they are just a necessity. I usually have more but, I have managed to restrain myself and just carry around two with me in this bag. You have to have an everyday nude, the perfect my lips but better colour. The best thing about a 'my lips but better colour' is that you can just slap it on without a mirror and can guarantee to get near perfect application almost every time. This Burberry Kisses lipstick in Sepia is a brown toned pink which adds some warmth to my complexion which is great especially as the colder weather can make me look a little on the paler side.

I always carry some sort of bold lipstick, and as it is the colder season my go-to bold lipstick is the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in 107 (obviously). You never know when, you need to spruce up your makeup, and a bold berry lipstick instantly takes your make up look from super casual to glam. I carry this one with me because this is one of those colours that looks great on everyone and it's pretty much foolproof in terms of how pretty it will look.

Let me know what your winter handbag essentials are.

Zeynab x

While you are here, it's definitely worth checking out my post on truth behind beauty blogging.

20 October 2017


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If you were looking for a reason to start a beauty blog, I have 15 for you! I have been blogging for a little over 2 years now ( I can't believe how fast the time goes by) and it has been pretty amazing. I love creating posts for my blog, it's a creative outlet.

It's crazy how I stumbled upon the whole blogging community, it was love at first sight and I haven't looked back since. I think the blogging community has come so far, in the last couple of years and it's become this enormous ''industry'' but for me it's my little space online where I can share my love for beauty. Being a beauty blogging has opened a whole new world of opportunity for me and I have loved every second. For this post I thought I would put together some of my favourite things about being a beauty blogger.

1. Perfect excuse to buy more makeup.
2. Meeting new people that you wouldn't have otherwise.
3. Talking with people all over the world because of a common interest.
4. Ability to describe a beauty product beyond '' it looks nice''.
5. Opportunity to work with cool brands on exciting projects.
6. Discovering new beauty brands.
7. Given the chance to test out new products before their release dates. 
8. Attending amazing events.
9. Being part of one of the best and most supportive blogging communities.
10. Taking your photography skills to the next level.
11. Developing an eye for photography styling.
12. Being able to code a website, and trust me not easy. 
13. Getting the loveliest comments on your posts.
14.  Creating content about your favourite lipstick.
15. Obviously the blog readers, they are just some of the loveliest people online. 

I love blogging and I am definitely excited to see where my blogging journey will take me. I appreciate everyone that comes to check out my little space on the big wide web. If you are blogger, let me know what you favourite thing about blogging is?

Zeynab x

18 October 2017


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Women are always made to feel like they need an excuse to wear makeup, there is this pressure to explain ourselves. Why do you need a reason to wear makeup? Why can't you wear it just because you want to? 

I'm the worst, I explain my decisions all the time even when I am not asked to just because I feel like I need to. With social media (here we go again) I see it over and over again, people asking or commenting on people's choice to wear makeup ''Why does she have to wear so much makeup, she doesn't need it'' ?'' Why is wearing that eyeshadow''? Basically a lot of WHYs!

I adore everything beauty, that is why I started a beauty blog. I needed an outlet for my obsession because everyone in my real life were fed up with me.  Also, can you really have enough makeup? Every red lipstick is different, believe me.

I wear makeup because I love it, it's that simple. I enjoy putting on my makeup, even if that means waking up a little earlier in the mornings (and I really love sleep). I find its creative and therapeutic, it gives you that time to zone out and focus on yourself.

I don't wear makeup every day ( I am so glad I can do that, all thanks to this intense but worthwhile treatment for giving me the clearest skin) and that is still fine. Sometimes, I wear loads of makeup and that is fine even if I go out with highlighter that out of this world just to go grab some bread from the corner shop. Sometimes, I wear the bare minimum and that is fine. I don't think wearing makeup with a purpose is a bad thing, it's just that you don't have reserve makeup for special occasions. If you want to wear your special pink lipstick on a gloomy Wednesday morning go ahead. Every day is an occasion, and makeup has the power to make you feel like a better version of you when you wear it.

So this week I said to myself, you know what I am gonna wear all the makeup products I want and experiment with my look (finally use up more of the products I stored away in drawers after drawers). There is no reason why you can't wear that beautiful sparkly eyeshadow to get your morning coffee.

Do you feel like you need an excuse to wear makeup?

Zeynab x