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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Summer Makeup Routine + Video

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My Summer Makeup Routine + Video




I didn't realize up until this past weekend that it had been TWO years since I last uploaded to my YouTube channel. Obviously I was aware that I didn't update the channel often, but dayummm two years is a long time! It's sad because I LOVE YouTube, I spend countless hours a week on the platform, watching my favorite YouTubers and cat videos (because cat videos are an important part of the YouTube experience). A few years back I decided to launch my own channel, kinda like a hobby to this hobby, but then I realized how much work it takes to shoot, edit and upload a video, so it kind of went on the back burner. Although I did shoot some stuff in those two years, I never got around to steps 2 and 3. This past weekend though, I had a sudden urge to sit down and film. I honestly don't know what came over me. I even shot something I've never shot before: a makeup video! It was really awkward to shoot, I was clueless and nervous, I had a 'fun' time editing (by 'fun', I mean not fun), and even more 'FUN' uploading (it took like 15 hours!? something ludicrous like that- I mean it's a long video... but still Ogero, wtf man!). Anyway, I got through it and I've decided to publish it... so here it goes! Be kind, please!





Products Used:

-Becca Backlight Filter 
-NYX Hd Concealer
-Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer https://goo.gl/UQ5mH5
-Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation (3.0)
-Gosh Prep n Prime Loose Powder
-NARS Laguna & Orgasm mini duo
-Colourpop Eyebrow pencil 
-Colourpop Eyeshadow ‘White Rabbit’, ‘Glow’
-Kat Von D Metal Matte Eyeshadow Palette
-Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara https://goo.gl/KAGNqt
-Yardley London Liquid Matte Lip Vynel ‘Miss Mauve’
-MAC ‘217’ eyeshadow blending brush
-Kiko Cosmetics Eyeshadow brush '56’
-E.L.F. Cosmetics Eyeshadow brush 
-Real Techniques Miracle Sculpting Sponge
-Real Techniques setting brush https://goo.gl/cAUeWC



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Monday, July 10, 2017

9 Netflix Shows You Need to Watch

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9 Netflix Shows You Need to Watch



One of my favorite things to do on days when I'm free is to bum around and watch Netflix in my pjs while the AC blasts out cool air (obviously if it's kahraba, not eshtirak). I'm constantly discussing what shows to watch with friends, and my "to watch" list keeps getting longer and longer. Is it just me or is almost every show these days really good? Anyway, I thought I'd share my Netflix recommendations with y'all today. I didn't include the big shows that you obviously should know about and should have already watched (ehem Narcos, ehem House of Cards, ehem Orange is the New Black). This list is based on the shows that are currently available to Netflix users in Lebanon. Let me know if you've seen any of these shows or if you have any other recommendations!

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3%
(sci,fi)
This is a Brazilian show I believe, so all the dialogue is in Portuguese. I thought I wouldn't be able to follow along, but it wasn't much of a problem. I keep subtitles on even when I'm watching a show in English so the text didn't bother me. The show somehow reminds me of the Hunger Games, due to the fact that it's a dystopian "thriller",  but it's much more entertaining and thought out. 


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13 Reasons Why
(teenage drama)
People have been going nuts over this show. Some praise it because it shines a light on mental health issues, depression and suicide, others are pissed because they think it glorifies suicide. I'm in neither of those camps. I appreciate a show talking about mental health, and although I think they could have gone about things in a better way in order to be more informative, I in no way think it glorifies suicide. At the end of the day it's a SHOW made for entertainment purposes, and it does its job to entertain. 


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Chewing Gum
(comedy)
Chewing Gum will not be to everyone's taste, but it's SO FRIGGIN FUNNY. If you're a fan of British humour, you will love this show. It's basically about this girl called Tracey who works at the corner shop and comes from a very religious family, all she wants to do is become Beyonce and have sex. Honestly explaining the synopsis of the show will not do it justice, give it a go!


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The Crown
(biographic drama)
This Netflix original was super addictive. I finished the first season in two days and loved every minute of it. I love watching shows that have hints of history in them and the Crown hit the right spot. The show is a biographical drama about the life of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The first season basically covers the early life of Queen Elizabeth, her marriage to Prince Philip, her father's death and all that jazz. I can't wait for season two, even the real Queen Elizabeth is apparently a fan of the show!


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Designated Survivor
(political drama)
Ever since I watched House of Cards a couple of years ago, I've become smitten with shows that revolve around American politics and the white house. The latest season of House of Cards was on the disappointing side, but I've been getting my fix from Designated Survivor. In this political drama, Kiefer Sutherland (from 24) plays the role of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who suddenly becomes the President of the United States after an explosion claims the lives of everyone in the presidential line of succession on the night of the State of the Union. A crazy and scary scenario that makes for a very gripping and entertaining show. 


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The Keepers 
(documentary series, mystery)
Raise your hands if you were addicted to the Making a Murder documentary series on Netflix which came out back in 2015! If you enjoyed that show and love to watch documentaries about murders/mysteries then you MUST watch The Keepers


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Lovesick
(romantic comedy)
I stumbled upon this show one day while trying to find something light and cheesy to watch. I hadn't heard of the show before but it was really fun. It's about this guy who finds out he has an STI and he has to contact all his exes and inform them. There's love, romance, British humour, drama, siliness and fun. If you wanna watch something that doesn't need too much concentration, this one's for you!


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Travelers
(sci-fi)
I kept seeing Travelers in my suggested box on Netflix for months until I finally decided to bite the bullet and watch this show. I was pleasantly surprised with it and enjoyed it very much. It's not the BEST show ever made, but it's interesting and entertaining. Travelers are humans from the future who "travel" back in time in order to save the future of humanity, obviously things don't go according to plan and there's some drama involved. (Ps. If you like Will & Grace, Will is in it!)


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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
(comedy)
I never understood people's interest in this show. I tried to watch the first episode when it first aired but I hated it. Then, on one hot summer day I accidentally gave this show a go and I did not stop laughing. Kimmy Schmidt was kidnapped and kept in a bunker for 15 years by a "paster". After she's finally saved, she decides to take back her life and move to New York City (duh). For someone who has spent 15 years under ground, she's the perkiest character ever. This show takes a little getting used to, but if you're already a fan of Tina Fey's work, you'll love this show!



Have you seen any of these shows? Do you have any other recommendations?



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OOTD Diary: Los Angeles Edition

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OOTD Diary: Los Angeles Edition



Before I went on vacation to the states, I was talking with my friend and colleague (haiii Sandrine!) about how our styles change when we travel. I'm not talking about just wearing "different types of clothing based on the new climate your in" change, I'm talking about "wearing those white distressed cut-off denim shorts while out and about and not caring what others think" change. There's just something about traveling and being abroad that brings out this persona inside of me who is (almost) fearless when it comes to fashion choices. I suddenly become someone who doesn't think twice about taking fashion risks and wearing things I would be too terrified to wear while at home. Concerns that I have about my body and the way certain items would look on my body go out the door, and I find myself having fun with my outfit choices. I don't buy items JUST because I'm on vacation to wear while on vacation (because that's a bit of a waste isn't it?), but I feel myself gravitating towards pieces I would usually dismiss while shopping back home. Even if I end up wearing a basic outfit I'd wear at home, I just feel more badass in said outfit for some reason. Last week, I was in Los Angeles visiting family and I took some pretty basic #OOTD shots for Instagram, since I got really good feedback there, I thought I'd do a compilation and share them all on the blog with a bit more detail, sort of like what I did when I went to New York City two years ago...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson for MAC Cosmetics REVIEW

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Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson for MAC Cosmetics REVIEW




I picked up the Taraji P Henson Viva Glam Mac lipstick from the MAC counter at Beirut Duty Free while on my way to Jordan over a month ago. I was browsing through the perfume and makeup section of the duty free when I remembered that MAC is soooo much cheaper at the duty free than in stores. A standard lipstick at their counters throughout Lebanon is 53,000 LL ($35.33) last I checked, while at the airport it's only $20! To compare, it's around $18 in the US. As I was browsing through the collection available, I kept reaching for colors I already owned like Heroine, Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy, and the colors that I did want were out of stock (ehem Mehr ehem). As I was walking away from the counter, I realized they had the Taraji P Henson Viva Glam collection out and I got super excited. If you follow me on Instagram, you should already know that Taraji P Henson is my queen. I frigging love this woman! She's one of my all time favorite actresses (you need to watch Empire and Hidden Figures) and I love her personality off screen as well. I had seen pictures of this collection online earlier but I wasn't sure if it would be available in the land of Cedars. Since I'm really not a lipgloss person, I obviously went for the lipstick instead of the lipglass. As mentioned, I've had this lipstick for a while now so I thought I'd share my thoughts on it. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Spring/Summer Wishlist via Zaful.com

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Spring/Summer Wishlist via Zaful.com







Online shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, and yes I consider it a hobby since a hobby is defined as "a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time" according to the dictionary. My usual online shopping spots are ASOS and Feel22, but I've also been browsing around other websites as well, my latest victim is Zaful. Basically an online shop that has wide selection of fashun pieces at affordable prices, there are off-the-shoulder dresses with slits, black high waisted bikinis (which I'm totally into, I recently ordered this from asos), sunglasses, handbags, accessories, and more. . I have read mixed reviews about the site, but I'm really tempted to try it out myself before making up my mind about it. I'm mainly worried about sizing and quality, but it says there's a plus size selection so we shall see. These are the pieces that have caught my fancy...