My updated skin care routine


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As some of you guys may know, there are certain skin care products which I have stuck to for a long time now! I tend to get stuck in a rut when it comes to my skin and if I find something I love, I stick to it!

Up until the age of 18 or 19, I had quite problematic skin: acne prone, extremely dry in some areas, extremely oily in others, bumpy spots, enlarged pores, sensitivity. Granted, my acne wasn’t crazy bad, but it was really noticeable on my pasty face!

I changed my basic routine and invested in some products which changed my skin by heaps and bounds but a few months ago, I thought I could still do better and really target the problems I still had, so I changed my skin care completely!

Problems:
Enlarged pores
Oily T-Zone
Sebum filled spots beneath my skin
Dry Patches

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The first thing that I changed was my moisturiser as that is what is supposed to protect your skin throughout the day and as it stays on your skin the longest, it’s usually the reason for breakouts etc. I was lucky enough to receive an AMAZING moisturiser in my Glossy Box a few months ago! I wrote a mini review here. Premae Harmony Moisturising Creme Balm does not only feel amazing and do wonders for your skin but, it’s an amazing make up base! It’s quite pricey though, so I don’t know what I’ll do once this one is finished.. Should I go in for the plunge? However, you need the smallest amount and it feels like nothing on your skin! It goes matte after applying and makes your pores look almost invisible! No mess, no hassle!
Problems solved: Dry patches, Oily T Zone, Enlarged Pores
** Will link soon as Premae website is under construction at the moment

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I then went in for the plunge in May and bought a Clarisonic Mia 2 as it had been so raved about in the beauty industry! I had read tens of reviews and videos on YouTube about the effects it had and because all of them seemed to be amazing, I caved! I bought mine from Harrods for £125. It’s not cheap at all but I think about it, as a toothbrush for my face and seen as my toothbrush cost £100, it kind of makes sense! The Clarisonic is basically an exfoliating brush which vibrates at two different speeds (depending on what you choose). It’s supposed to remove dead skin, cleanse and improve your generally skin! It’s INCREDIBLE! Because it has interchangeable brush heads, you can change them to suit your skin type! I’ve already bought the ‘Deep Pore Cleansing’ brush heads however it came with the sensitive head. I never saw results immediately and in fact, have only noticed the results from around July so it takes a while to kick in (may be because I don’t have sensitive skin). I use this one in the morning and if I’m washing my hair, I’ll use it twice that day. It makes your skin feel squeaky clean after use, I have had no spots since using it and my pores are looking smaller and smaller every week! And because it times each section of your face, you don’t have to think and washing your whole face only takes a minute!
Problems solved: Enlarged pores, Dry Patches, Sebum filled spots under my skin

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With the Clarisonic, I’d like to thank my brother for introducing me to my new all time favourite face wash L’oreal men expert Pure Power Charcoal Wash! I know it’s actually for men but I can’t help but rave about this. It’s very strange in the sense that it’s a black liquid that lathers into a grey foam which helps you to see where the product is being applied! It has a cooling sensation which came in so handy last month when England had a heat wave! It works super well with my Clarisonic and it feels like it’s giving my face a deep clean! I don’t get any dryness after this and I feel like this is also a factor for my smaller looking pores.
Problems solved: Dry Patches, Enlarged Pores

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To remove my makeup, I’ve been using this method for almost a year and to me, it’s fool proof! I’m a baby wipe and Bio Derma kinda gal! I used to use a different cleanser and then wash my face but that made my skin so tight and dry and then cause me to have breakouts! It was all very confusing until I went to France and bought Bio Derma from a pharmacy! It changed my skin in the sense that it didn’t feel like I was over moisturising or over drying my skin. The only thing I’d say negatively about Bio Derma is that it has a film-like residue after you apply it. After using it for a year, I haven’t broken from it so it can’t be that bad but everyone has different skin! I just wish it was sold in the UK as I’m running low! For baby wipes. I just use the cheapest ones I can find and they are these Huggies value pack baby wipes which come with 64 wipes and they last me ages! For £0.99p, you can’t go wrong!
Problems solved:
Oily T Zone

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For my dry lips, Nivea Creme all the way! It’s cheap, ultra moisturising and I’d consider it one of my holy grail products of all time!

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What to/ How to/ Haul..


With the winter months here, I know it’s hard for us Hijabi’s to figure out what we want to wear whilst still being modest!

I’ve always been a boots kind of girl and dug out an old pair or two of knee high boots that I got a few summers ago during the sales which I was so glad to find! They were £30 from the ASOS sale so a complete bargain and something like a long jacket and knee high boots is perfect for a hijabi to wear when it’s wet outside and you don’t want to get your skirt or abaya wet but still want to look modest :)

I love the fact that the calf bit of these boots isn’t too big for my skinny legs and that they’re flat so are comfortable to wear all day!

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I love the gold embellishment and soft black leather of these shoes as I’m not a fan of patent shiny leather. I could wear these with any outfit! If you’re wondering, I’m a size 5 :)
Unfortunately ASOS don’t sell these exact shoes anymore but here are a similar pair.

If its not that wet and cold where you live then ankle boots are the way forward! If you cover your feet and don’t wear pumps unless they’re with socks, try some ankle booties like these! They have a wedge but it is only 2 inches high with an inch platform so it’s perfect for giving height without being over the top! I wear ankle boots with my abayas and skirts all the time and they always look fab. I’ve never worn them with jeans etc as I don’t wear jeans and they don’t provide me with enough coverage :)

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These tan boots are from River Island for £35. They have a lovely colour which like black, suits most outfits and gives a lovely option other than black. I like the laces too as they add a little something extra when most of the show is covered by your skirt. They also come in black!

The next items are for the wedding season that is approaching! I’m so excited for my cousins wedding that is coming up in less than a month and decided to pick out some abayas for options that I could wear. Being on the hunt for a bargain, I looked on eBay and found a seller with the best abayas there are online at the moment! I think there was a sale on at the time or perhaps they were just really cheap but I was so happy when I got them! Also, they gave me a discount because I bought more than one which I was SO happy about!

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I love all the detail that has gone into the embroidery of this wonderful brown abaya. The detailing is orange, brown and silver and it is all hand made! I like the intricate touches of the scarf detail and little embellishment on the back too. I’ve also shown you how I’d wear the scarf. Please excuse the bulkiness in the neckline image as I tried to cover my modesty. Find the buyer here! They have new stock regularly! Although this particular abaya is now gone, this next one is still available!

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This grey abaya with silver embroidery is my fave!! I love the colour and style of it and it looks beautiful on! They also sell these in other colours and its a bargain at £21.99! They dispatched the item really quick, gave me a really good discount for postage and packaging and had excellent customer service! I’ve got my eye on this glittery one next! They also have an array of sizes.. So get measuring!!

This next abaya is from another seller and is more casual! The price and material is lovely and it’s perfect for those cold spring nights! I like the simple detailing! Although this one is slightly larger on me, I will be cutting the bottom and will be sure to post a picture of me wearing this on my Facebook and Instagram @inherbubble!

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The detailing is simple and easy to wear and because it has no beading, nothing will fall off! I love the colour and the way it drops. The scooped neck insures optimum coverage and the waist can be tailored by the in-built belt in the abaya! Find the seller here!They have bargains and this abaya was only £19.99

My next favourite is BLACK! I’m loving black scarves at the moment and this scarf from Tie Rack is AMAZING! I love the thickness and tassels. Although the material does itch a little bit, I think it’s because I have quite sensitive skin! I’ve been loving wearing my scarf like this too! One pin jobby! LAZY DAISY FAIZY!

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This scarf is huge and you don’t need to wear any other scarf or snood with this! It’s at Tie Rack for £24.99.

I hope you guys likes this different blog post! I had lots of fun taking the pictures with my lovely mum as the photographer! Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @inherbubble to keep up to date with my daily :)

Christmas nails!!


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With the holiday season and so many preparations going on, the short days with daylight saving are proving no good for our nails!

I’ve always done my nails before I go to bed whilst I drink my hot chocolate and they always dry before I drift off to sleep, so I thought if show you guys how I do my nails tonight, preparing for all the events I have planned for the coming Christmas week!

You’ll need but a few tools and the process is simple and easy! Read until the end to see what my twist is on this pretty common nail look.

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One of the most common colours for Xmas time is red. But with so many people wearing black and elegant dark dresses, Grey is the perfect alternative to a normally common red colour. It looks good on even short nails as mine are and it’s so easy to wear, no matter what your skin tone. I love this shade called Hazy by Rimmel because its creamy and rich.. Plus it’s speed dry so perfect for using before bed so you don’t sleep and scratch it!

Here’s some easy to follow steps:
1. Use a nail file to clean your nails out of the grub like stuffing and cake.

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2. Cut your nails if you need to but personally I have never cut my nails and I only ever file them because nails get brittle when you cut them.

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3. File your nails to a shape which you like and for me that’s square shape because it makes your fingers look longer and slimmer. I like using metal files because they are so quick to use and don’t wear out.

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4. Lets start with the nail varnish and I always use a base coat! My favourite at the moment is the Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener because its a nice thin and shiny layer beneath your nails which works to make your nails stronger.. Perfect for my weak nails!

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5. The colour process begins! I start with a thin layer of colour and paint one whole hand and then move on to tj next, I then go on to the second layer after I’ve finished the other hand. Two coats is more than enough!

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*1 coat of nail varnish

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*2 coats of nail varnish

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*I like to cut my cotton buds/ cue tips in half to clean up my nails with

6. I then like to use a top coat because it helps to keep the polish on for longer. I got this Nails Inc. caviar top coat in a glossy box and like it because it dries fairly quickly and improves the longevity of my nail varnish for a few extra days which is perfect for someone like me.

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7. My twist.. GLITTER! Everyone loves glitter! And I love this glitter by Rimmel because its small and matches my nail varnish perfectly! By just adding this into the tip, it gives just a hint of sparkle without the whole BANG of disco ball ;) pun intended!

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And that’s it! Stick two coats of the glitter on though.. Because I like it doubled up..

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Nail cutter/ file
Sally Hanson miracle nail thickener
Revlon Hazy
Nails Inc. caviar topcoat
Rimmel Disco Ball

Nivea Creme!


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My new infatuation is with this beautiful cream!! I’ve always had Nivea Creme lying around at home and only really used it on very dry spots on my skin!

Then recently, I noticed how creamy it actually was! I decided to try this on my lips because it looked so nourishing and only ever done good on the skin on my body!

I apply this whenever I see it on my lips! Not just on my lips but around them too and I noticed over a few days how juicy my lips looked!

One day, after applying too much lipstick, I put the cream on, thinking because it would matte down the bold colour and it made my lipstick look AMAZING! The colour was muted a little (which I love!) and the look was a soft matte cream! Just like my NYX soft matte lip creams!

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I was ASTONISHED! It’s not only become my new beauty love but its a staple in my routine now! I love this small packaging because its so handy and its available worldwide! It’s so cheap and affordable, you can’t go wrong! If I was ever to recommend a lip balm, salve, cream, I would recommend this baby!

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