Naked palette review

Hey whats up my people?

So today I decided to review another product  , The Naked palette by UrbanDecay®

I got the basic one , it’s quite old actually and UrbanDecay® has actually released Naked 2 , 3 and Smoky , those are like way more gorgeous and I’m soo getting them , but this one ain’t bad either! , you can actually do a lot with this basic palette , and it’s perfect for wearing everyday plus totally worth the hype 🙂

I absolutely love the packaging

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and well surprisingly there was no application tool in there , but I’m not gonna bitch about it , but I just love the palette overall , I should’ve bought Naked2 , because it has all the shades in this palette, plus more gorgeous both shimmery and smokey shades , I gotta say it’s a must have , you can literally pull of any look with this palette and that’s just amazing , again pricey , but worth it!

Now lets look at the shades here

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so these are the shades ,

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aren’t they gorgeous? think about how beautiful the other palettes are!

I’m gonna review those as soon as I get them , subscribe to my blog and get notified instantly when I do!

till next time folks :-* hope your having a great day!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour palette review

Hey whats up you guys , so lets talk about everybody’s favourite contour palette from AnastasiaBeverlyHills® , seriously when the palette was released , I would’ve literally done anything to get it , but turns out I didn’t have to do much , it’s a little pricey but totally worth it , and I gotta say it’s a must have for every girl , I mean if you’re a Kardashian hater , then you probably hate this palette aswell..

But as for me , I am obsessed with heavy contour and highlight , yeah I hate cakin up , but there actually is a way to get full coverage without looking like a birthday cake.. I’ll talk about that later in the future 😉

but right now I’m gonna show you guys how absolutely gorgeous this is

So my palette is in medium , it has the shades:

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1.Banana-pale yellow

2.Warm coral-orange pink

3.Cream-golden wheat

4.Cinnamon-reddish brown

5.Chocolate-coconut shell

6.Ash brown-cool medium brown

( if you’re a makeup noob reading this , I’ll talk about how contouring works in the future … so you can please do the honor of subscribing to my blog to immediately get notified when I do so 😉 )

now lemme show you guys the shades

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so that’s what the shades look on my skin , and they look twice is good on my face! , I mean they can make an ugly person like me look good , I get compliments on my makeup everywhere I go , because they say it’s natural looking ,thats because I contour very technically , trying not to look cakey .

I do the Kylie Jenner inspired makeup and if you love her or hate her , you gotta admit her makeup is always fleeking! , I go for her famous golden shimmery eyelids look and this palette totally perfects the look with contouring.

I’ll do a Kylie Jenner inspired makeup look in the future (again lol)..

so stay tuned guys until next time

that’s it for now , see you guys later ❤

Fasolia Recipe (Traditional Yemeni breakfast)

Hello there , G mirza here

So today I’m back with another recipe! the extremely tempting ” Fasolia ” pronounced “فاصوليا” in arabic , this is one of my favourite middle eastern dishes , It goes great with shai Adeni ( tea adeni ) Aden is a city in Yemen.

Me and my parents go to the traditional Yemeni restaurant quite often , we’re absolutely in love with everything about it , but after a while , I thought why not make it at home!

The ingredients are super simple , and this recipe turned out close to the Fasolia I had at the restaurant.

so here are the simple ingredients you’re gonna need:

1 cup red beans  ( or you can use three store bought cans  )

1 green pepper

1 tomato

1 big onion

3 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tomato paste

salt to taste

a pinch of black pepper

1 teaspoon powdered cumin

1 teaspoon paprika or red chilli powder

3 tablespoons olive oil

 

Now heres how you make it:

  1. put the beans in a pressure cooker with 5 cups of water.
  2. Thinly slice the onion and chop the green pepper , fry in oil until soft.
  3. add the chopped tomato , garlic , spices and and tomato paste , add a cup of water , cook until it turns into a thick tomato soup.
  4. When the beans are cooked , drain them and pour into the tomato soup , ( no need to drain the store bought cans , you can just pour them in directly )
  5. cook the beans in the tomato soup on medium heat for 5-10 minutes and mash a portion of them leaving some beans whole.
  6. serve the Fasolia in a tradional clay pot  garnished with corriander or parsley.

 

So yeah guys that was my latest recipe , I hope you enjoyed it , do let me know what you think about it!

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The Body Shop Insta Blur primer review

When The Body Shop® released this InstaBlur® primer , I saw a lot of people on the internet review this product and so I decided to do a review aswell now that I’ve tried and tested it in multiple ways….

Ofcourse all of us might not have the same opinion about it , some people liked the primer and some hated it.

Well in my experience, the primer is ..well ..ok , but I’m not saying its bad , but I personally think it’s for women with naturally flawless skin.

Basically the main purpose of a primer is to hold the makeup, make it last longer , and people like me use primers for heavy coverage ( yes I have alot of acne scars unfortunately).

So when I used this product as it should be used ( underneath foundation ) I found my makeup looking horribly cakey , plus it wont even blend the foundation at all , and whilst applying makeup , it literally started falling off..

The reason why it falls off , its because its texture s sort of rubbery , and it obviously is made out of SILICONE! heres what it looks like↓

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Actually I think the silicone’y texture is really awesome , and it smells like a typical BodyShop® foundation , but the problem is , I don’t think it should be used as a primer, instead it should be used all on its own , because it really does “Blur” all the pores and acne scars , and  this is perhaps the best product for an exotic , flawless woman who barely needs any makeup , because it does have a slight glow after application , and that is exactly how I use this product…

Whenever I don’t feel like wearing makeup , I just rub this into my skin , and it really satisfies me honestly …. less visible pores , less prominent acne scars .. it ain’t that bad!

Although it say’s it’s a ” 5 action perfector ” ..mmm I don’t know about that.. but I’d say it’s good for a summer photo shoot ( with them exotic VictoriasSecret® models ofcourse ,who can even rock  freckles! )

But as for me , well I’m sort of an ugly damsel who loves cakin up, so it’s definitely not the best choice for me.. so if you’re going to buy this product and happen to read this , please don’t expect exactly what it say’s , because no using it underneath your foundation is gonna be an absolute horrid experience , and its sort of pricey aswell (judging by it’s result it should be cheaper) I got it for 100 riyals (26 US dollars)  here in Saudi Arabia , and I literally would’ve gotten a respectable corrector from Givenchy®  ( which I bought later ) with just a few extra pennies , so not gonna say I hate it , but I kind of believe I wasted my money on that primer.

So be careful and test the product , I mean actually test the product before buying it .. and hopefully things’ll work out , and if not .. atleast you’ll save some money.

so yeah guys that was it , my review , I hope you found it useful

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Exclusive interview with Saudi Interior designer : Maha Al Ghanmi

Hello there you guys? hope you’re all having a great day!

So today I’m super excited to share with you guys   an exclusive interview with a reputed saudi interior designer , Maha Al Ghanmi herself! , her work is absolutely amazing and truly represents saudi culture in a beautiful way , so guess what?  today you guys get to hear some spectacular word’s from the Designer herself

so without further ado , here is the official interview 🙂

What is your position?

” Freelance Interior Designer. ”

Tell me a little about yourself?

” My name is Maha , i’ve been passionate for Art since my childhood , and I tried to improve myself in many aspects , until i found myself in Calligraphy and Interior design. ”

When did you start creating Artwork?

” I started making actual projects when i got in college ”

What inspired you to make Artwork when you started?

” The tools itself ”

Is Art a passion for you?

” It’s more than that ….it’s a lifestyle ”

What inspires you?

” Our history and heritage is my main inspiration ”

Do you enjoy collaboration work?

” It depends on who I’m collaborating with. ”

If you were in a collaboration , What would you want from others?

” Flexibility and sharing every step of the work. ”

Have you ever worked in a team situation?

” Yes , I worked with Artists ; Ahmed Al Fifi , Wijdan Aljahoury , and eng. Ahmed Al Ghunaim in Ala’an Artspace. ”

Where do you see your work taking you?

” Definitely a better place where everyone can enjoy and learn Art. ”

Have you ever been to or thought about Art School?

” I got my bachelor degree in Interior design , and i also try to take courses in Graphic design,    Calligraphy , Ornaments and Fine Art . ”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years ?

” A professional Calligrapher with a creative portfolio ”

If you were awarded $2000 how would you spend them ?

” I would Invest them. ”

What does your work stand for ?

” Always a positive message that can be delivered in a hidden yet simple Artwork. ”

Do you see yourself in your Artwork ? How ?

” I do , because they always talk about my beliefs or feelings in each single detail. ”

Do you feel confident about speaking or writing about what you do?

” Yes , because I do it from my heart , mind and soul. ”

What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses ?

” I think my biggest strengths and weaknesses are the same …… I want to learn and do everything. ”

What are your short and long range goals ? How do you want to achieve them ?

” Short range goals : to be a professional Calligrapher

Long range goals : to establish a place where i can teach Calligraphy ”

What motivates you ?

” Children’s spirit , and when i feel that i can inspire with what i do. ”

Describe yourself in one word..And why that word ?

” Maha … because there is no word that can describe me more than myself. ”

 

 

Don’t forget to follow her on social networks

hope your all having an amazing day!

Maha Al Ghanmi’s contact

Facebook : Maha GH

Instagram : Mahatart

Email : Mahigh3@gmail.com

 

Basbousa recipe (Egyptian cake)

waddup people? 🙂

so here’s another requested recipe that i’m gonna share with you guys here

everybody’s favourite Arab street food , the indulgious basbousa!

now if you guys go to the internet trying to find a nice basbousa recipe , don’t waste your time because most of those recipes out there will totally end up in a disaster!

my philosophy of recipe research is basically trying out a whole bunch of recipes from different chefs and then adjusting my OWN ratio of ingredients , now of course everything doesn’t work for everyone ,but i’m telling you guys that i’ve heard alot of recipes and recommendations , but they just won’t work!

So when i heard people like , don’t do  this , don’t do that …I actually started to do the opposite of what they told me …like for example

someone told me its great with yogurt …I never put yogurt

someone told me to NEVER use eggs…..i put two eggs!  ….i don’t mean to be disrespectful or anything … but my point is , what’s wrong with trying? and WHY not? the best way to master something is actually trying it over and over..

so after alot of experiments … I finally put together a fool proof recipe that wont disapoint you!

so basically i learned without eggs your basbousa is going to collapse! , use as less baking powder as possible and DON’T pour boiling hot syrup over your basbousa!

otherwise you’ll  mess it up and end with a  tantrum blaming the mess on whoever walked in on you when you were baking ( yeah it happens to me every time i fail in a recipe …my bad )

so anyhow 🙂 here are the ingredients for the basbousa  :

2 cups semolina

2 eggs ( room temperature )

8 tablespoons of butter at room temperature

1 cup of granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 cup milk

split almonds ( or whole )

Directions:

1. preheat the oven , then in a large bowl mix together eggs , sugar and butter , beat it with a hand mixer or just a spatula ( i use a spatula ) for 2 minutes or until the mixture is slightly fluffy , add the milk and mix well.

2. mix in the semolina and baking powder , mix it well for a minute .

3. pour the mixture in a baking pan or a traditional tempered traditional dish because i think it looks pretty , and i’ve seen basbousa in bakeries baked in these ceramic dishes  ( like in the example below )

cut squares or  diamonds , whichever you prefer and top with almonds here’s an example  (it’s baked though )

 

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4. bake the basbousa on the bottom burner until it doesn’t budge when you shake it , then turn on the top burner , bake until golden brown , then take it out from the oven and pour the sugar syrup  on the basbousa until it’s half full  , i would recommend just a little bit more than half ( syrup should be lukewarm , hot but won’t burn you if put your finger in ) leave it covered for ten minutes .. then serve! 🙂

Sugar syrup recipe

ingredients :

3 cups of sugar

1 cup water

4 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions :

  1. pour water and sugar in a sauce pan over high heat , keep stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved , cook for a minute then remove from heat .
  2. add in the honey and lemon juice stir well , then let it cool down.

 

Okay you guys so that’s the basbousa recipe , i hope y’all enjoyed it

try it out and do let me know how it went in the comments below , if you have any questions don’t be shy  , ill always make sure to answer your questions 😉

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SBS lens review

YO! wazzup people?  😉

so this a review for the mobile photography lenses i’ve been using since

I don’t know , like…….a couple months ago

but im absolutely loving them!

ok so basically , i’ve been watching  like.. alotta photographers … i mean IPHONE photographers using these mobile photography lenses , and i was like…WOW oh my god there soo cool! , and man i wanted em soo bad , so i helped myself to a local bookstore ( jarir bookstore , which is not just a bookstore 😉 ) in jeddah- saudi arabia

and i was on the hunt for those awesome lenses! and when i went to the smartphone accessories aisle , MAN I saw only the awesomest mobile photography gear in the world!

there was alotta stuff in there , but well i chose these ” SBS ” lenses

because it’s a 3 in 1 pack , basically it has a macro , wide and fish eye lens

so here are a couple pictures i took with these lenses

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YES!  🙂 this picture was taken with an iphone 5 and the ” macro ” lens! i was really impressed by this lens because the flower and the ant were super SUPER tiny 🙂

ok so here’s another one

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this picture was taken with an iphone 5 and the ” wide ” lens , what a wide lens does is basically it makes the whole scene fit into the picture , so i would totally recommend it for taking horizontal shot’s , like its really great for capturing a lovely sunset , OR it literally has the ability to fit the whole eiffel tower into the pic from a very close distance! so if you don’t have a nice camera yet and you love taking pictures of skyscrapers and huge towers like me … this lens will do the job for ya 🙂 .

so we got like one last lens left … here’s a result sample

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so that picture was taken with an iphone and the ” Fish eye lens ”

so yeah i think it looks really gorgeous , this one is good for abstract photography , i mean if you wanna take an unusually  awesome shot , then the fish eye lens wont disapoint you at all .

and i’d say it’s probably worth it if can’t carry around a camera , or if you don’t have one ,it’ll serve you really when … like sometimes , something awesome jumps out all of the sudden , so if you have the mobile lens clipped on , such a situation makes it worth it .

and i think its a must have actually  😉

so yeah guys this is it , the ” SBS mobile photography lenses ” , i hope you found it helpful

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