FOR THE LOVE OF HIJAB , STYLE & FOOD

Month: February 2015

OOTD| SATURDAY LOOK

OOTD| SATURDAY LOOK

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  Lately I have been trying to do as much hijab post as possible and  hopefully I stay on track with this ! I will try to do a OOTD post every week insha allah . So recently  I got my tailor to […]

COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

COUSCOUS WITH A VARIATION |MOROCCAN DISH

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  I finally decided to try preparing this dish , I alway see the couscous box and say to myself ‘ I want to try this one Day ‘ and that one day is today finally . A while back when I was […]

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT | REVIEW

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR KIT | REVIEW

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES , 

To all make-up addicts and artist , this product is finally available in South Africa by the lovely people  from MYBEAUTYWISHLIST and MUSA.SA . These ladies have Taken much interest in bringing all the international brands into South Africa, making me rather broke !!! To find out more about the products they sell you can contact them on :

MY BEAUTYWISHLIST[email protected] or follow them on Instagram – MYBEAUTYWISHLIST

MUSA SA[email protected] or find them on Instagram – MUSE.SA

For the longest time ever I wanted to get my hand on this product after seeing so many of my favorite  youtubers using this product and seeing how amazing the colors are.

ABOUT THE PRODUCT :

The Palette itself is made out of smooth cardboard , very compact with a magnetic closing . There are 6 pans inside the palette with the top row having the 3 highlight shades and the bottom row the 3 contour shades . All these shades are powder based and matte except the shade Sand which  has a little bit of shimmer . Each of these individual pans is held by a magnetic bottom , which makes it removable and replaceable if the shade is finished .

COVER :

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INSIDE :

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TOP ROW :

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BOTTOM ROW :

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 SWATCHES OF ALL 6 SHADES : 

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SWATCHES OF HIGHLIGHT SHADES : 

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SWATCHES OF CONTOUR SHADES :

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OVERALL : 

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I think this is a great Palette for MAKE-UP artist in particular , because of the range of shades available for highlighting and contouring. It makes it suitable for  almost every skin tone. I also think this can be a great beginner kit as well.  With that being said, many of these shades can be found in a dupe, meaning other brands with just the specific color that suits you, however not in this format or in such superior texture.

HOW I USE THIS PALLETE :

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I start off by applying my foundation and under eye concealer. Then I use the banana shade from the pallet and a sigma brush to set my under eye concealer . ( this helps with under eye creasing and highlights that area that the same time )

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I then take the contour shade java and curve out my cheek bones using a small blending brush. Now taking the color fawn and a angled brush, I start blending that together in an upward motion so that there is no harsh lines visible.

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If you want to intensify the contour, which I do occasionally, you can  apply the banana shade right under the contour and blend it out.

If you are going for a night function and would like to have a glow, Use the Sand highlighting powder just above where you would apply blush on both sides. This will give a beautiful glow to the skin .

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N.B. because this is a powder base kit , apply on a small area to see for skin irritation or breakout .

Hope you enjoyed this post 

xoxo

OOTD POST

OOTD POST

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,  I know I have been slacking with outfit of the day post as well as video tutorials on hijab styling , that’s mostly because I have been having so much issues with my camera. Sorry about that ladies ! As many of […]

CHOOSING SCARVES AND SCARF STYLES FOR SUMMER GUIDE

CHOOSING SCARVES AND SCARF STYLES FOR SUMMER GUIDE

ASALAAM-WA-ALAIKUM LADIES ,  I have been Asked so many times as to how do you go about choosing the correct material for scarf styling in the summers months. I know that is is more difficult wearing the scarf in the summer months , but with […]

MARROCAN ARGAN OIL AND MUD MASK REVIEW

MARROCAN ARGAN OIL AND MUD MASK REVIEW

ASALAAM-WA-LAIKUM LADIES ,

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Over the last few months I have heard many ladies raving about how awesome Argan oil is. I started doing some research on the oil and after reading many reviews and article and considering the price I finally decided to purchase this oil. Argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernel of the Argan tree found mainly in Morocco . It is extremely rich in fatty acid and vitamin E . It’s properties make it particularly beneficial for the hair and skin .

BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN :

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Argan oil is most commonly used as a skin moisturizer to hydrate and soften the skin . With it’s high vitamin E and fatty acid, argan oil gives skin a natural boost . It’s anti-oxidant effect makes argan oil the ideal anti- aging product , it reduces the visibility of wrinkles and restores elasticity .

Where many oils and moisturisers can exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema , acne , dry or itchy skin , argan oil will benefit immensely , argan oil soothes  afflicted skin and promotes healing .

Applying just a few drops on the affected area or even as a moisturizer just before sleeping will keep your skin feeling softer and will help your skin rejuvenate during the night .

MY REVIEW :

After reading much about this oil , for a very long time I was looking for a good organic solution for my skin type ( combination skin , pimply )  and I finally decided to purchase this oil . I have been applying  this oil for atleast 2 months every night before bedtime and I must say I am impressed. My skin feels so soft and just not me , but my family friends also see a difference in my skin.

I have this natural glow permanently on my skin as well as no break out at all which is the best part.

I must say I never thought argan oil is this good , I highly recommend this to everyone .

My bottle is almost empty and I have re purchased this product .

MOROCCAN MUD MASK :

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This goes so well with Argan oil. I purchased this together with the argan oil as a combo ,It comes in it’s pure and most origanal form , all you have to do is crush and make a paste . This product really surprised me , I have being using this atleast once a week and this makes on face look like I have a natural highlight .

1 way to make the paste :

2 pieces of the mud mask

2 drops argan oil

rose water / normal water

3 drops juice of fresh lemon

crush together , make paste and gently apply on the face . Leave for atleast 15 minutes or until completely dry and rinse off .

WHERE TO PURCHASE :

AADILA TOOTLA :

Email – [email protected]

whatsapp – 071 032 0351

OR

www.27pinkx.co.za – click here 

BEWARE :

Ask for certification , as all  Argan oil that is 100 % pure is certified by a board of certification in Morocco to ensure that the end customer receives a product that is organic and free of any artificial additives .