Sunday Swatches: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance | Full Review

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hi guys!

This week's Sunday Swatch post is featuring the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, which I already gave a short review/swatch over on my SnapChat (it's sooo much more faster on there than typing up, but alas only lasts 24 hours; le sigh).

If you missed my mini review, I mentioned that I really didn't feel like I needed another palette when I saw this one being released; I wasn't overly fussed about the red and pink tones, however when I looked at the shades more closely I realised that most of them were matte and also were perfect for Asian skintone/Asian Bridal makeup.
Read on to see more swatches and the full review.

Midweek Makeovers: Pink Soft Smokey Asian Engagement/Nikkah Make Up Look

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

One of my close blogger friends who you may have already seen guest post on my blog (Naheeda), recently got engaged (Islamic Nikkah), and she very matter of factly told me I would be doing her makeup even though I've been dying to do it anyway!
She has gorgeous features to work with and even though we had no trial she told me what she wanted on the day (a soft smokey look) and I came up with this to also match her outfit.

As it was an Islamic Ceremony, it's supposed to be a bit more toned down than a regular Asian Bridal make over, so I tried to keep it glam enough to feel like a bride but subtle enough to stay in tune with the ceremony.

Sunday Swatches: Benefit Brow Collection 2016

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Hi my loves!
Soooo.. this week has been a pretty good week for post and now I have a box full of "to blog about" products that I'm testing out right now.
This post however, is a swatch and review post of four of the new Benefit Brow products that they've kept under wraps for a while and that I already got to try a couple weeks ago at the launch...

Motherhood Mondays: Baby Shower/New Mum Gift Guide

Monday, 13 June 2016

Here's a requested post I've been meaning to do for a long while, so I've finally got round to doing it and it's of course a gift guide for new mums/baby showers.
Now the question at baby showers is: do you get the mum baby stuff or mummy stuff?

I'll be honest I take baby showers as an opportunity to treat the MUM, seeing as when baby comes along that's when it will be showered with its own gifts?

Anyway, I've included some baby gifts too just in case you wanted some more ideas, but mostly think it's nice for a pregnant mum to have some pampering gifts as it'll be the last time she'll be able to have time to herself in a loooong while!  

The baby gifts I've included in this post can also make good gifts when the baby is actually born so I guess this is kind of a baby gift guide too in a way.. read on for more info!

Ramadan Recipe: Matcha Chiller Milkshake

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

As you may or may not know, Ramadan is upon us yet again and this year is yet another hard one in the UK (current fasting time of 18 hours!), the longest in 33 years in fact.

Though I rarely do foodie type posts, I felt this was related to my mummy blogs as all mums (let alone fasting mums) could do with a ~yummy~ healthy recipe that will give them an energy boost.. right?
This recipe is perfect for general Summer days too and tbh I buy myself a Matcha Chiller at EAT all year round (or matcha lattes in the winter) so it's a pretty versatile drink/ingredient.
I knew the weather would heat up when we would start fasting, so I already prepared myself this year with a strategy that I'm hoping will work, read on for my explanation!

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