Eid-al-Fitr 2017

Hi everyone :o)

It has been forever since I sat down, opened up WordPress and posted a blog post. I could say I haven’t had the time but honestly speaking, I just wasn’t feeling it. Trust me, I tried plenty of times to just write about something and share it with you all but I truly believe if your heart aint in it, then don’t do it!

Yesterday it was Eid, marking the end of Ramadan 2017. I previously posted a blog post about Eid-al-Adha which you can read here.

During the day everyone came over to my house for lunch so it was super busy! There was lots of kids, babies and adults, all of course looking fabulous! In the evening, we then went to my dads friends house for a very late dinner.

I didn’t actually buy a new Eid outfit this year however my mum bought me a dress when she went to London a few months ago so it made sense to wear it. My first reaction to the dress was MEH its ok…although when I wore it with a full face makeup and a beautiful hijab, it didn’t look too bad!

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For makeup, I knew I didn’t want to go too overboard. I stuck with a gold-ish lid with browney colours in the crease.

2 palettes that I used

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Lip products

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What I did focus on though was my base because BOY have I been breaking out. Unfortunately my skin is sensitive, oily and VERY acne prone. The whole makeup looked turned out nice and also lasted for a very long time (12 hours), even though I had to touch up several times throughout the whole day.

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The one thing I didn’t do though was eat a lot of food LOL!

I hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a nice day too! Leave me a comment on what you got up too :o)

Take Care X

Smokey eyes with a pop of glitter

Hi lovelies,

A while back I purchased the Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette from John Lewis. I was a bit skeptical before buying it as I have a LOT of matte neutral eyeshadows however after reading lots of positive reviews, I was encouraged to go ahead and buy it.

Can I just say how GLAD I am that I went ahead it and bought it. The colours are so pigmented, really smooth which makes blending a dream and the packaging is amazing!

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This has quickly become my go to eyeshadow palette for my eye makeup, believe me when I say I literally use this every time I wear any eye makeup!

The other day I was playing around with my Naked 2 Palette and ended up creating a black smokey eye with a hint of glitter.

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  • From UD Ultimate Basics, I blended in ‘ Tempted’ & ‘Faith’.
  • Below my crease, I applied a little bit of ‘ Extra Bitter’.
  • I then began packing on ‘Black Jack’ and slowly built up the intensity. Every so often I went back in with a small amount of ‘Extra Bitter’ to add in more colour so it wasn’t only just black eyeshadow.
  • I created a winged eyeliner using the gel eyeliner by Collection.
  • To smoke out my lower lashline, I used a small pencil brush and applied ‘Extra Bitter’ and ‘Black Jack’.
  • After my lashionery lashes were applied in Airy Fairy , I felt there was something missing!
  • In my waterliner, I applied Royal Blue Eyeliner  by MUA and in the inner corners of my lids/lashline, I dabbed on Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner in Glamrock.

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To be honest, this smokey eye can be used with any similar eyeshadows/different glitter eyeliners too!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Take care XXX

 

 

 

London Wedding

Hello hello, it’s been a while!

Over the past couple of months, life has been really hectic for me. Personal issues, work, uni…everything came in one go that I needed to take a step back and just focus elsewhere.

I took a long break from blogging but now I am back and I intend to stick to it!

Around a week ago my best friends sister got married in London! Me and my friend Anna hopped on a train, attended the event and had the chance to look around London for a few hours.

Saturday
We left Edinburgh around 11.30.

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Later on in the evening after we had arrived, we decided to go out and grab dinner. I already had makeup on so I popped on Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick in Leo to make the overall look more evening appropriate.

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Sunday

On the day of the wedding, we both woke up really early and started to get ready. Not gonna lie, I was actually a little bit stressed as I had decided to wear a sari. Since I had never worn one before in my life and had to do it alone, I really didn’t want to mess up!

Having seen the sari a few days before the big day, I knew that I didn’t want my makeup to look too dramatic.
For the eyes I used the Makeup Revolution ‘Eyes like Angels’ palette and my trusty Maya Mia palette by Anastasia Beverley Hills.
I blended warm toned eyeshadows into my crease and patted on a shimmery purple eyeshadow on my lids. I went for wispy eyelashes to compliment the eye makeup.

Onto my sari! I actually managed to tie it pretty nicely however when I left the wedding it literally came apart LOL!

I let Anna borrow one of my Asian suits which I then wore in the evening  for the second part of the wedding.

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For the evening makeup look I went for defined brows, minimal base and lots of highlighter. As we woke up really early that morning, I did not want to keep my heavy base on so I actually took it all off and concealed/powdered where necessary.

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My bestieeeeee

 

 

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3 amigos ❤

 

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The prettiest wee bride ❤

Monday

Our train back home was really early in the morning so we left around 5.30am. I am so glad we attended the wedding, such  fun a weekend ❤

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, I have plenty more coming up! xxx

 

 

 

 

Get the look; Eid Al-Adha

Hi lovelies,

A few days ago it was Eid Al-Adha! Eid is a celebration day for Muslims all around the world where we spend time with our loved ones, exchange gifts and eat lots of yummy food ❤ I was so exhausted on the day, I just wanted to curl up and sleep BUT I knew I had to use all my energy and dress up on this special occasion ❤

Outfit:

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I wore this stunning abaya which I purchased from Saudi Arabia when I went for Hajj last year. With the baby blue colour and multi coloured embroidery/beads, it reminded me of Barbie for some strange reason! The funny thing is that I even got told that I look like a Muslim Barbie doll! ( couldn’t decide if that was a compliment or a wee hint I was wearing too much makeup!)

Makeup:

Keeping with the Barbie theme, I opted for colourful eyes, flirtatious lashes and a nude pinkey lip.

Eyes:

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  1. After priming blend burnt orange into crease
  2. Pat on the blue eyeshadow in the centre of lids
  3. In the inner corner/first half of lids apply gold eyeshadow
  4. To deepen the crease blend light purple eyeshadow in the socket
  5. Define outer V with dark purple and dark brown
  6. Apply black eyeliner and pop on your favourite lashes

Face:

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  • Chanel foundation and Estee Lauder foundation mixed together
  • LA Girl Cosmetics…Creamy Beige for concealer and Beautiful Bronze  to contour
  • Baby pink blush from BH Cosmetics blush palette
  • Sleek Makeup Face Contour kit to set cream contour and highlight
  • Collection loose powder to set under eyes and T Zone

For lips I used Sleek lip cream in Birthday Suit. You can use any similar products in your makeup collection, totally not necessary to use the same products to achieve the same look! Have fun with bold colours! I know it can be a bit intimidating to use so many different colours but no harm in turning into Barbie once in a while eh ;o)

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Take Care XXX

Special Events- Highlight and Contour Routine

Hi lovelies,

Today I will be going through my highlight and contour routine which I tend to do when I am attending special events. It is a full coverage routine so hence why only for special occasions!

Highlight and contouring really depends on your face shape. The areas of your face you want to push in, you apply the dark product and the areas you want to bring out, you apply the light product.

Now it took me a while to get into the swing of the whole extreme contouring thing. It has become such a trend that people feel like they HAVE to do it. I really disagree since the art of contouring really depends on YOUR face shape. Where I may have to contour, for example along my nose to slim it down, some people could easily skip that if they already have a cute wee slim nose.

Liquid products:

Highlight

  • LA Girl Cosmetics orange concealer to counteract the dark circles under my eyes.
  • Maybelline Fit me Concealer in shade 20 to hide the orange tones
  • Extended down along my eyes for a bit more coverage
  • Patted it into skin with my Bare Minerals concealer brush
  • Further blended it into skin using a sponge

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Contour

  • LA Girl Cosmetics concealer in Beautiful Bronze.
  • Applied some down my cheekbones, a little bit along my forehead, along my jaw line and down the sides of my nose.

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Powders

To further highlight I took out my trusty Collection loose powder and ‘baked’ the concealer under my eyes with a LOT of powder using the same sponge. I applied this down the centre of my nose, on my forehead since its quite small and along the sides of my jaw to bring them out as I have a really round face.

I set the contoured areas with the Sleek Face Contour kit in medium. This also comes with a gold toned highlighter which I popped right on the tip of my nose and the high plains of my face.
After 10 minutes I dusted of the excess powder and I was left with nice highlighted face. My face literally looked air brushed and flawless from 1.30pm all the way till 3 in the morning! Caked it for a looong time ;o)

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Get the look; Mehndi Raat Face

Hi lovelies!

A few days ago my uncles fiancée had her Mehndi/Henna party which is sort of like a hens party for us Muslim ladies ;o) I will be sharing with you all the look I created on that day. I was inspired by the Pakistani dress I wore, the beautiful gold detailing with hints on turquoise.

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Base

  1. After my skin care routine I smoothed out my skin using Porefessional primer by Benefit
  2. I used a stippling brush to apply my Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation
  3. I corrected my dark circles using an orange concealer from LA Girl Cosmetics and then used my Maybelline Fit Me concealer to hide the orange tones
  4. After ‘baking’ with Collection Translucent powder I proceeded to powder contouring and highlighting using my Face Contour Kit by Sleek in medium

Eyes: I used my BH Cosmetics 120 palette to create the dramatic eye makeup.

  1. I blended a brown matte eye shadow in the crease
  2. In the inner corner I applied a mix of a yellow and gold eye shadow
  3. In the centre I first applied the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Turquoise Forever and mixed a blue and green eye shadow to pack on top
  4. I deepened the outer V with black eye shadow and blended it into the brown shadow
  5. I lined my eyes with NYC eye liner
  6. I tight lined my upper and lower lash line with NYC black eye pencil
  7. After popping on Huda Beauty lashes in ‘Giselle’ eyes were all complete!

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The finished look….

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Here is my outfit which was a pressie from my mum ❤ I love love love this dress! Very different from the other Asian outfits I have ❤

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Stay tuned for the makeup look I created for the wedding!

Take Care XXX

#rukiaswedding2015- OOTD’s & Makeup Looks

Hello lovelies!

Last Friday a family friend had her henna ceremony party/event followed by her wedding on Tuesday the 7th of April! A BIG congratulations to Rukia and Adil ❤

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I thought I will share with you all my makeup and outfit details from both wedding events! For those of you who may not already know I come from a Bangladeshi background hence making me a Scottish Asian! I love dressing up in Asian clothes whenever I get that chance just because I LOVE wearing fancy clothes and also….who doesn’t love dressing up and taking pictures? ;o)

For the mehendi ( henna) ceremony I opted for this beautiful royal blue and yellow kaftan which I actually bought from Saudi Arabia! I literally felt like an Arab princess….LOL! A very similar makeup look I wore on the night is already up on my blog. Check it out here https://obsessionmuch.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/blue-gold-makeup-look/. I paired this dress with a royal navy headscarf which I bought from http://www.pearl-daisy.com.

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Cousin of the bride! Also a fellow blogging buddy! https://shakirarahman.wordpress.com/

I loved doing this makeup look again! The lashes I wore with this look is by Eyelure in No 121.

Roll on the wedding :oD

I wore this gorgeous long dress bought from the store Rang in London. This definitely made me feel like a princess! The colour combination of red and gold is my absolute favourite! As the dress was very bold I toned down my makeup.

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My nana is the definition of a fashionista!

 

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Me and my mummy ❤

 

I blended in Sienna in my crease and patted in Glisten on my lids.  Both these eye shadows are from the Maya Mia Palette by Anastasia Beverley Hills. I put half a lash on the outer corners of my eyes and concealed the lash band with black eyeliner.  As the eyes were simple I paired it with deep red lips. 

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For my accessories I wore this lovely daisy hand chain I bought from New Look a while ago. The beautiful gold headscarf is from Pearl Daisy and to glam up my headscarf a tiny bit I wore this daisy chain on top, again from Pearl Daisy. How cute is the white rose?! The gold bag I used was borrowed from my aunt.

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Overall I had so much fun on both nights. My 2 outfits including the makeup were different from each other which I am glad about. The first event my makeup was dramatic whereas on the second night it was more on the simple side with just a pop of red!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post ❤
Take Care XXX

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How to: False Lash Application

Hello Blogging buddies :o)

Today I am going to be sharing with you all how to apply false lashes. I do not know if there are different ways to put on lashes, this is just the way I do them and I hope it can help you!

First of all, find a good lash glue. There are loads out on the market, from what I have heard the brand Duo is really good. Here is the one I use…

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I do love this stuff! Half way through!

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Can’t forget the most important part..LASHES. These are the ‘Dramatic’ ones by Primark. These are the only ones I have been using so far but now I can actually put them on, I can splurge on different lashes. Though having said that for a £1 Primark lashes are decent.

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I put a little bit of glue along the band of the lash and pick it up with my tweezers. The tweezers I own are Superdrug brand.

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Looking into a mirror I tilt my head up and place the lash as closely as I can onto my lash line.

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After doing so I squeeze my false lashes and real lashes together. To be extra sure that it wont come off, I grab my tweezers and push the lash downwards (without too much force).

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As you can see that with lashes it can make a difference. In my opinion it pulls the whole makeup look together.

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Voila! That is my method. If you cannot seem to grasp putting on lashes then don’t freak out, keep trying. Truuussttt me, it has taken quite a few months of practise for me!

I do have another blog post on how I got the makeup I have in the pictures above, keep an eye out! ❤ XXX

Winter Lippies

Hi guys!

How are you all?? Hope everyone has had a great day :o)

The chilly days are upon us which means winter is nearly here, yay :oD. I personally love when the day gets dark quickly, with the cold wind blowing in my face and layering up in my scarfs. Even though I do not celebrate Christmas I love the atmosphere the winter months bring with them :o) So cosy!

For the beauty side of things people tend to wear much darker lipsticks. This for me is pretty damn exciting since dark lips are kinda my thing. From rich reds to berry shades to nearly black lipsticks, there is always so much colour on the lips! In today’s post I will be sharing with you all a few of my favourites. Lets get started.

 

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This is shade Rossetto in 01 from the Kate Collection by Rimmel. Very creamy and hydrating. This is a blue undertone lipstick which makes your teeth look whiter. Amazing right?

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I literally feel the need to applaud for this lipstick! Seriously so hydrating on the lips you wouldn’t even believe! This is a purpley lipstick by Lancome and it is called L’Absolu Nu.

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A beautiful cranberry shade from Kate Collection again. If you don’t own any winter lipsticks then this is the one I would highly recommend for everyone to buy!

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This is Sea Sheer by Mac. The formulation of this lipstick is amazingly creamy which is one reason why I am always at the lipstick section in Mac. Really need to buy a few more in different colours… ;o)

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Right no joke when I say I have had this lipstick for ages. Totally forgot when I purchased. This is by Revlon in the shade Rosewine. It is more of a peachy red colour, great for a more day time red lip!

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful! Let me know what your favourite lip products are in the comments section! XXX

Neutral Eyes and NO lipstick?!

Hi Guys! I hope you are all having a great day so far!

Last week me and my friend went out for lunch to Gourmet Burger. Since I have already mentioned where we went to I shall also say that Gourmet Burger food is just delicious. They have a variety of burgers, sides and the chicken is halal! So if you are ever in George Street for lunch, do check them out!

Now let’s get to the makeup part :o) I chose very neutral eyes with a pop of shimmer in the inner corners of my eye. Surprisingly I didn’t feel like wearing lipstick….whoever knows me personally knows that I am a hardcore lipstick addict! Instead I just applied a thin layer of lip balm and rocked my natural lip colour. My outfit and hijab style was very Arabian inspired. Recently I have been loving wavy dresses and messy but not so messy hijab. You know the effortless and elegant look!

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This dress was purchased from the Edinburgh Mela. I love the net lacy detailing across the neck and arms. The colour of this dress is a stunning cranberry shade-perfect for Fall/Autumn.

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My eye make up was super simple. I patted gold eyeshadow on my lid and with a blending brush I defined my crease with brown eyeshadow. Even though it was a simple eye, I kept on building up the crease with different shades of brown for a more smokey look. In my waterline I applied white eyeliner and smudged out my lower lash line with dark brown eyeshadow. In my inner corner I gave a pop of colour which was a shimmery white colour. Obviously I gave myself a winged liner, topped with mascara and voila!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, follow me on Instagram @ObsessionMuch for more pictures and makeup looks xoxox