Monday, 26 January 2015

The Beginner's Makeup Kit.

Hello my lovies! Welcome to a new Mondays' post ;)x
I remember when I was about the age of 14, I used to be so intrigued about makeup, but the issue was there was (and still is) way too many brands, an infinite amount of products, and everything was just confusing. Thankfully, this is where Youtube and Beauty Gurus came in and helped me find my way into developing my makeup essentials. 
So today i'll be sharing with you 6 basic products that every beginner should start out with! 
Let's get started.
PS: all swatches will be at the end of the post.

1) Multitasking Concealer.

If you're young and just starting out with makeup, then I don't recommend using foundation, actually I don't recommend using face products at all, BUT, if you're prone to acne or maybe you're a teenager and you're not getting enough sleep which ofcourse means dark under eye circles, then concealer is all you will ever need! But not just any concealer! There are a lot of concealers in the market and each one is targeted for a certain area or purpose. Some are targeted for blemishes, under eyes, highlighting etc. So, try finding a concealer that will cover all of your needs. I've mentioned one about a million times now and i'll mention it again, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is my absolute holy grail product!

2) Eyebrow Kit or Eyebrow Pencil.

Something I tell myself everyday, is to NEVER NEGLECT THE EYEBROWS! No matter how little or how much makeup you put on, filling in your eyebrows is essential!!! if you're still young then I recommend using an eyebrow pencil and fill in the little bald spots using feathery strokes. I know that L'oreal makes an amazing eyebrow pencil! 
However, if you're older, then using an eyebrow powder like the Body Shop Brow Kit and an angled brush you'll have more precision and a more cleaner look. 

3) Brown Eye Pencil.

Why not black? A question that will pop up in a second. Black is very harsh, especially on the lower water line, while brown is more softer and still gives definition and in my opinion suits young girls and makes them kinda look like they're not wearing any product at all. But hey that's all personal preference!
Two amazing eye pencils are the Rimmel London Scandaleyes in the colour Bronze, and the GOSH Kohl Eye Liner in the colour Expresso.

4) Mascara.

At a young age, you might not wanna apply eyeshadows since they are a bit tricky and honestly why bother? So, make your eyelashes the focal point! One day, I wanted to see the difference between one eye with mascara and one without, and Oh how I looked FRIGHTENING haha! Just like eyebrows, eyelashes are pretty important too.
There are two mascaras that are both lengthening and volumizing at the same time! 
One is the MaXfactor Clump Defy which is actually the equivalent of the Covergirl Clump Crusher.
And the other one is the Bourjois Volumizer Mascara that has 2 ends, one is to lengthen your lashes and the other is to volumize and thicken.

5) Blush.

After you applied your concealer, your face will most probably look washed out and colourless basically. This is where a little bit of blush will enhance the natural flush to your cheeks and make you look more lively and healthy.
I have 3 blush options: - Elf Blush, shade: Pink Passion.
- Gosh Natural Blush, shade: Flower Power.
- Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush, shade: Coral.

6) Lipstick and Lip gloss.

3 lipstick shades that are needed in every ones collection.
A nude, a pink and a red.
What I've pulled out are a nude lipstick which is the L'oreal Color Riche, shade: Nude.
A light pink which is the Maybelline Colorsensational, shade: Intense Pink.
And a cherry red lip gloss, the reason why I didn't choose a lipstick it's because a lip gloss is more sheer and more suitable for young girls to wear when they are in the mood to change up their lip colour every now and then. The one i chose is the NYX Butter Gloss, shade: Cherry Pie.


From Left to Right.

Top to Bottom: -Gosh Expresso Eye Pencil.
-Rimmel Scandaleyes Bronze Eye Pencil.
-Elf Pink Passion Blush.
-Gosh Flower Power Blush.
-Rimmel Coral Blush.

Right: -L'oreal Color Riche in Nude.
-Maybelline Intense Pink.
-NYX Cherry Pie Butter Gloss.

And that's all! I really hope this helped you in some way :)
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you're having a nice day.:)x See you in my next post!<3

-EE x

Saturday, 24 January 2015

5 Perfect Fall/Winter Nail Polishes.

Hello lovely people! Hope you've had an awesome weekend so far ;)x Today i'll be showing you 5 of the most perfect winter nail polish shades! To be honest, I don't wear that much nail polish, very rarely actually. But, I do love to collect them nonetheless. 
Before I show you the shades, I want to quickly mention that all the polishes i'll be showing have a great formula, very creamy and non streaky at all. They dry fairly quickly and are super pigmented! AND they're all affordable! 
So without further ado, here are my 5 winter nail polishes.

From left to right ..

1) Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint By Barry M. in the shade: Lychee
2) Nail Paint By Barry M. in the shade: Mushroom
3) Revlon Nail Enamel in the shade: Vernis
4) Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in the shade: Emerald City
5) China Glaze Nail Lacquer in the shade: Urban-Night

And that's all!
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you're having a nice day.:)x See you in my next post!<3

-EE x

Monday, 12 January 2015


Hello lovely people, I'm in the mood to ramble.
Self-Acceptance (noun) : The ability to love yourself unconditionally, no matter what flaws and traits exist.

Something we all struggle from, is to accept ourselves. But let's be honest, How the hell can someone love himself IF society won't stop pointing fingers?! 
'' OMG! you're so skinny you should eat a burger.''
'' You're wearing skinny jeans with your thighs that big? Do yourself a favor and stop. ''
'' Your hair is ugly. ''
'' You're ugly. ''
'' Everything about you is ugly. ''

UGHHH STOP! What's the matter with us humans?! We literally point out EVERY flaw in one person it's PATHETIC! We point out how one dresses, talks, moves, looks, breathes, everything. And sadly, you know what's even more pathetic? We actually care. We care about what others think of us and we tend to change ourselves for them, for freaking society. I wish we could all just look at ourselves first before looking at others. But I guess in this world we live in, that will never happen.

'' OMG! you're so skinny you should eat a burger.'' This. This right here, is one sentence I heard a MILLION times in my 16 years of living. My old self would've punched who ever told me this. Okay, maybe not haha! But I would've gotten extremely ANGRY and will think about that insult for the rest of the day. My new self, will just get angry, but will ignore it later on. I've gotten so used to people telling me I'm skinny that I've gotten immune from all the crap I've been told. 
My new self learned to love herself and love her '' skinny body '' ,her slightly '' big nose '' , all her outer and inner flaws that make her who she is and makes her a special individual. And besides all her imperfections, she loves her good physical and personality traits, she loves them even more than her flaws. Cause come on let's be real here, ALLAH (God) created us with BOTH good AND bad features, the good ones are there to make us feel confident, and the bad ones are there to look at them in a positive way and love them as well!

So, I want everyone to do what I'm about to do now ..

I'm Lama, I'm 5.5 ft tall with a skinny body that others would die for, my big nose frames my face along with my freckles, I have a killer smile that defeats anyone who wants to bring me down, I laugh at everything stupid, I have a cheerful personality and give off positive vibes in the whole room. I'm strong, unbreakable, can handle bad situations, ignore insults, have my head held up high all the time. I'm courageous, brave, I strive for what I love and believe in, other's opinions don't matter to me, if I want something, I work so I can get it! I love me, and I love who created me, I love that I have a presence in this world, I love that I can be a part of this beautiful life. I'm happy, I'm happy when the people I love are happy, and I'm thankful.
I love myself.

I'm not selfish by thinking this way, I'm just proud of who I am.

You're beautiful in every single way. Love yourself.

So, that's all what I wanted to say!Thank you so much for reading and I hope you're having a nice day. :)x See you in my next post!<3

-EE x