Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

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

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... 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Promise: A Personal Review

Disclaimer: Although I don’t usually write reviews about movies on my blog, I decided to make an exception after I saw this movie last night. Before we get started, I would like to mention that when writing reviews I tackle the subject at hand with an objective mindset, pointing out the positives and negatives of what it is I’m talking about, even if it’s something that I love. There are some subjects though that hit a little too close to home. The lines get blurred. This is one of those situations. I will try to be as objective as possible, because as a reader that’s what I appreciate in reviews, but this is not just a normal review. This is my opinion about a movie that touches upon a very sensitive subject, a subject that hits extremely close to the heart, to my heart. The subject is about a “burden” that is carried by every Armenian around the world, the Armenian Genocide. The word burden might have a negative connotation, but I’m simply using it to describe an indescribable weight from the past that a people have to live with in the present, while working for a better future.

The Promise by Terry George 

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