Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Current Obsession...

Hey guys, how are you all? Hope all you amazing people who celebrate Christmas had an amazing day. I personally do not celebrate it but on the 23rd was my 17th birthday so I had my own kind of celebration. It was more of a chilled out celebration.

Anyways was a very eventful day for me full of stressful biology revision. I was at it since 4/5pm and didn't finish till 10pm and that was only because I had to eat a late dinner. But yeah it was quite a day. Even today was quite a day in all honesty.

But now to the reason for this post. I have a slight problem. A little obsession. With Gossip Girl. I have been watching it non-stop for a god few days. I'll revise for about 4-6 hours during the day then in the evening into the early hours of the morning I'll be watching Gossip Girl. I don't know why I even love it so so so much but I just do. But yes it is starting to become a little problem. I think I may need someone to drag me away from my laptop at some point eventually.

That is all for now though because that is all I really have to say but I shall talk to you guys real soon :) xoxo

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Blues...

Hey guys, I'm baaaaack. After about 2 weeks. And in these past 2-3 weeks I have been experiencing the winter blues. Since I have asthma, I have to have a flu jab every year around winter time, but for the last 4-5 years my asthma had apparently "gone" but then came back this year so yeah in those years I never had the jab but this year I had to, ehh -_- It wasn't all that bad, to be fair, I didn't really feel a thing. But then I've been extremely ill, on and off for the past 3 weeks. My mom believes that since I had that jab, I kind of just came out with all the illness, like kind of a way to get it out of my system or something. I don't really know.

But yes, winter blues pretty much. I've even got to the point where I had 2 performances and had to sing and act with a sore throat and half a voice. So now I'm at the point of coughing to my death but hopefully I should recover soon. I had a full 10 hours sleep last night since I finished college for the holidays so now I've been resting/chilling today and then I should be well enough to do some hardcore revision in a few days because I have a biology mock exam in Jan and I really need to prove my intelligence.

Update on 21/12/13 @22:59
So I was writing this last night whilst on my laptop and once I got into bed I thought I would finish up and publish it on my mobile but that obviously didn't happen because I fell asleep. But yeah I have a lot of work to do these holidays so my holidays ain't even a proper holiday, quite sad really :'( I was hoping to record some more videos, but my current situation with my room means I don't really have a filming area set up and I don't really know where my tripod is at the moment and on top of it, sudden 3 week illness.

Okay I'm just rambling now, I don't even remember the main reason for this post anymore. So I shall wrap it up now. That is all for this time but I will try blogging a bit more. I'm even thinking of starting a vlog channel so I can share my studying disastears with the people of the Earth but eh I'm still thinking. Let me know what you guys think. I'll talk to you guys real soon :) xoxo

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Have I really been gone for that long??

Hey guys, I'm here to apologize again. For me being AWOL and the lack of videos and posts. So recently, there has been some building work going on in my house. I am kind of finally getting my own room! Basically an attic room is being made for my two younger sisters. For the past 2 weeks, me and my family have literally been living on the bottom floor of the house. The living room has turned into my parents and little brother's room and the front room has turned into mine and my sisters' room.

Due to the lack of space, I haven't really been able to upload. I know this isn't a good excuse for not blogging but I usually would sit till late in the living room, doing work but now that my parents are sleeping in the living room so its kind of hard to stay up, which means I have to finish all my college work off pretty quickly therefore no time for blogging :'(

It has honestly upset me that I haven't been able to blog or make videos. But the upside is that the building work should be done in a few days then I can decorate my room my own way and hopefully a room tour will be coming your way soon. I remember I got asked a while back to do a room tour but I was decorating at the time and now that it is going to be my own room I can do the room tour.

Anyways that's the end of my apology, hope you forgive me lol and I shall talk to you guys real soon :) xoxo

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Videos....

Hey guys, so today has been a very lazy and non-productive day. Well I shouldn't say today because it is now officially Monday but basically I meant Sunday was just a very chilled out day. And now I am writing this on Monday night lol I honestly have this thing with procrastination -_- Anyways all day Sunday and Monday now I have been chilling with no makeup on, hair tied up in a top knot and in my pjs and comfy hoody :D

I go off topic so easily now what I was going to say was that I have three new videos uploaded so I thought I would link them so you guys could check them out if you wish to.

Here is one of the videos, I would put all of them in but they are not inserting for an odd reason so as always there is a hyperlink to my YouTube channel at the bottom of each post which you can use to get to my channel to view the other two videos if you wish to do so.

On a completely different sidenote, I would love if you guys could give me suggestions to video ideas because I mean I have a few but it would be great to get some ideas from my wonderful readers too. 

That is all for now and I'll talk to you guys real soon :) xoxo

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Beauty Haul Swatches...

Hello my darlings, I'm quite sorry that I have been away for a while but I started college on the 3rd September so I was just trying to get settled into college life plus I pretty much got a lot of work straight away. Anyways in my last video I uploaded towards the end of August, I mentioned I would put swatches of items on here because it was a lot of effort to open all the packaging and do swatches right there on camera. So I shall put them ALL here :D


I will start of with the Sleek FaceForm Contouring and Blush Pallete in the shade medium.  From left to right: contour shade, highlight shade and blush shade. I've already used the contour shade a few times and it is honestly one of the best ones I have used. The colour pay off is unbelievable. The colour comes of so strong, but obviously not completely strong but you still would have to blend after contouring. I haven't really used the highlight shade or blush shade yet but what I can tell from the swatch they are very pigmented and I can't wait to use them.

This is the Make Up Academy Professional Eye Palette in Dusk Til Dawn. The colours ago from right to left in the order of how they are in the pallete. I have used quite a few colours from this pallete already but the one I have used the most is the black shimmering colour. I would do my typical brown smokey eye since it is more subtle for college than my regular dark black smokey eyes. Then after that I added a little bit of this black colour into the outer v and it created a little more depth without being too overpowering. Once again the colour pay off is unbelievable and I just love this pallete and can't wait to start using more of the colours.

This is the Make Up Academy Pro Pallete in Going for Gold. I have to say the reason I got attracted to buy this is that the colours look so gorgeous, versatile and to me they seem you can use a lot of them, no matter what your skin tone is. The colours are very blend-able and really easy to work with, even though I've only used one or two of the shades yet. I have to say MUA eyeshadows are very very pigmented. I would honestly recommend any MUA pallete to everyone, but obviously since I have these two, I would really recommend these 2 palletes.

Now this is the Sleek Shimmer Blush in Pomegranate. Oh my gosh, all I can say is I love this blush so much that it has actually become my everyday blush. I have literally been using it everyday for college because it adds a real nice flush of colour. It can be quite bright and overpowering but it all depends on how heavily you apply it and I apply it quite gently handed.  So as you can see from the awkward swatch, it is a pretty bright colour, considering my skin tone but I feel it would work with a variety of skin tones since it looks quite natural on my cheeks.

So this here is the Accessorize Palette in Masqerade. It has 16 eyeshadows, 3 blushes, 1 bronzer and 1 face powder. Now for the price, this is pretty good since there's a lot of product. I presumed it wouldn't be very good quality but I was wrong. The pigmentation of these eyeshadows are hugely impressive. The first 3 pictures are of the eyshadows which as you can see are a variety of colours. Some are much more pigmented than others but nonetheless I absolutely adore these eyeshadows and I wear quite a few of them frequently and I do see myself doing so for a while. The final picture is of the 3 blushes and 1 bronzer. So far I have only tried the darkest blush shade and I have to say I do like it but the Sleek Blush is definetly my go-to blush everyday. I still do feel, again, that there is a lot of pigmentation which I love so I can see myself using these blushes and the bronzer often and if I choose not to use them on myself, I think I would use them on my sisters whenever I do their makeup.

And finally the last product is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle. Now this is a brilliant highlighter and a lot of people do talk about it so I was very happy being able to buy it. I mentioned in the video that the makeup artist used it on me when she did my makeup for the wedding whilst I was in Bradford. I haven't been able to to use this often as it is a bit extra to use it as a highlight everyday but the few times I have used it, I love the glow it gives to my cheekbones without being overpowering at all. Again it has superb pigmentation, I'm sure it will last a long time and I hope it will stay as a favourite highlighter.

Now that is all dudes and I am terribly sorry it took me like forever to get this post up but what with college assignments and studying, I really kind of forgot about it and once I did remember I couldn't find the time to sit down and finish it off so this is being put up very late but I hope you will appreciate the effort that I tried to put in and I hope you guys understand the lack of posts/videos is only due to the fact that I'm not able to organise slots for my blogging/youtube into my timetable yet. But I promise I shall sort it out :)

Anyways it's like 02.25am right now so I think I should sleep since I have some hardcore studying to do tomorrow so I'll talk to you guys real soon mwah :) xoxo

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm Back...

Hey guys, just thought I'd let you know that I came back from my little trip to Bradford a few days back. I've just been resting up since everything was so busy there. I'm not sure if anyone really remembers but I said I would blog and upload videos on YouTube whilst there but the thing was I couldn't connect to the wi-fi at my cousin's house, who was across the road from me, because the signal was really weak. On top of that, it was a wedding so I was pretty much busy.

This is pretty much an update to let you guys know that tomorrow, or well it's kinda today now, I will be recording a few videos (so I will be dressed the same or similar) and slowly upload like once a week hopefully. I found out today that I shall be starting college on 3rd September so I may start of by uploading less but obviously I will work out my study timetable and all then make room for free time which will involve filming, editing, uploading and of course blogging.

Anyways that is all for now because it is 1am and I am quite tired from a long day of college things and shopping so I shall talk to you guys soon hopefully :) xoxo

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Terribly Sorry....

Hi dudes, I'm terribly sorry I haven't blogged for a week or so but it has been quite a busy and productive week. So my last post was about lists and I said I'd keep you guys up to date if I made anymore and guess what, I made another one :D This time I have been making a list to do with back-to-school/college shopping. I shall post a picture below:

So like basically as you can see I categorized into tops, bottoms, dresses etc to kind of make it neater and easier to understand. I'm hoping to get some of the things in about 2 weeks time but I have already informed my mom that I shall be getting things. 

Well other than that I have been packing for the trip to Bradford and well I would show pictures but everything is kind of packed away now so there really is no point. I filled up the train case with jewellery because it was too small to fit all the makeup so I used the smallest suitcase in the 3 set thing we own and it was big enough for it all along with brushes etc.

Now that is all for now because I am tired and need to sleeeeep so I'll talk to you guys real soon :) xoxo

Thursday, July 18, 2013

List Making....

Hi dudes and dudettes, how goes it? :D Today I have been very very busy making lists. I have noticed that over the past few weeks I have become very fond of list making. So at the current moment I am making a makeup related list. Basically in the beginning of August, me and my family will be going to the wonderful city of Bradford, well I used to love going there as a kid but kind of eh now, because my cousin sister is getting married. Now on one of the days I will be getting my makeup done professionally, but on the first day I won't because I think I'm going to wear my prom dress, since the colour code is black, and I want to do my makeup exactly how I did it on prom. Aswell as this, I will be doing my little sisters' makeup since my mom doesn't want a professional giving a too "adult" look so trusts me to do it instead.

Due to this I need to fill up my makeup train case thingy with ALL the makeup I shall need during the week I am there. Now I personally think I'm an over-packer and I've learnt from my mom I get that from her. I don't really want to over-pack my train case since it is a pretty average size and not massive but I don't want to forget any essentials and then end up crying/complaining once I'm there. I have to warn you, it is a very complex list. It isn't the ordinary shopping list or anything so look at the images below at your own risk.

Okay so above you will see I have split the list up into "Eyes", "Lips", "Face" and "Accessories". And each section, apart from the Accessories section, is split into a further 3-4 more section. Every section has the following sub-sections: "All", "Iqra" (me), "Hira" and "Hasna". Only the "Lips" sections does not have the "All" sub-section. Wow this is starting to get confusing lol.
But if you look at the 2nd picture you will see above me and my youngest sister Hasna have a LOT of lipsticks we want to bring. Hers consist on mainly pinks and nudes and mine consist of mainly plums, reds, purples and mainly dark colours. Now my other little sister Hira has only one lipstick and its a red because her natural lip colour is like Snow White red lips so she just likes to enhance them a little. 

Now the "Eyes" section is again split into the 4 sub-sections "All", "Iqra" (me), "Hira" and "Hasna" but as you can see most of the eye products are for all of us and me and Hasna have a few extra products we prefer too.  The list isn't complete I don't think yet since there may be a few extra products I'd want to add along, mainly from the "Accessories" category. 

Update @17:02 on 18/07/13
Haha I felt tired and kind of slept without finishing of this blog. I do have a lot more lists to make. I'll keep you up to date with those possibly so yeah that is all for now and I shall talk to guys real soon :) xoxo

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Prom Photos...

Hi guys it really has been an awful long time since I've blogged. I seriously feel as if I've been neglecting my blog. But anyhow I'm back with PROM PHOTOS! I have all my prom photos up on my facebook, so if you are a friend on my facebook, you may see there. But I know some of the younger girls from my old choir/singing class don't have facebook but read my blog and some people who watch me on YouTube. So I shall post some here. I have quite a few I can upload so here goes: (Remember you can click on the image to enlarge it)
Firstly here are a few (I say few but there's a lot, my mom got carried away) pictures of me only at home beforehand:

 Now the next few photos are of me and my best friend Maryam. As you can see, she is very much girly and pink whereas I am more on the sophisticated, clean cut and classy side but I love my best friend a lot:

 Now the next few photos were taken by our professional photographer, Saltley students will know him by the name of Mr Halliday. These specific ones were taken as we walked out of the car and into the venue. You will see my best friend is smiling, as she always is, and then there's me who was complaining that we need to get inside before the rain ruined my hair:

The last bunch of photos were again the photos taken by the professional photographer and as you can see my hair had pretty much fallen out and my face was oily since I had been dancing as soon as they opened the dance floor up :D

And I'm not sure if I should upload the pictures with my teachers but here goes:

So yes that is all and I hope all the little ones I know from Saltley who wanted to see this enjoyed and of course everyone else too. That is all for now and I shall talk to you guys real soon :) xxx

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hair Update...

Hey guys its been a week I think since I've blogged so today I have decided to do an update on my hair. I got it "re-coloured" today, well not so much re-coloured since it is a different colour not the same red highlights as before. It is purple highlights :D

Update @17.41 on 24/06/2013:
I wrote this on Friday 21st, like late at night and got tired and thought I'd finish writing it the next day but I forget. Yes anyways I got purple highlights, kind off. The result was more on the pinkier side but I still love my new hair. It was a loooong process which involved bleaching, washing, colouring and more washing. My wonderful hairstylist, Shabnum Khadim anyone in Birmingham look her up she's awesome, came to my house around 10.30 and started on the bleaching. It stank so bad but whatevers, it helped my colour be way brighter. We used the bleaching kit by Crazy Colour, which is also the company for the actual hair colour. This was left in my hair for about 30minutes I think, then I got my mom to help wash it out lol. Then we went out to the garden because we didn't want to stain the laminated flooring in the living room. The semi-permanent colour we used was called "Bordeaux" and on the packaging it looked like a gorgeous deep purple colour but when it was in my hair it was way brighter. That stayed in my hair for 30minutes too I should think then it came to wash it out and did we make a mess or what? The whole bath was pink but my mom cleaned it up. Here's a few pictures of how it looked when it was still damp:
 These 3 pictures were taken in my bedroom with artificial lighting.
These 3 were taken outside in the natural lighting.
Now the following pictures were taken when my hair was dried. As you will see there was bit of a difference obviously.

 So yes that is how my hair looks now. I washed my hair again today and lets just say I enjoyed a bath tub full of pink water, the colour came out a lot but its kind of expected. It is still bright so its all good! That's all for now and hopefully I shall talk to you guys soon :) xx