Top 5 summer pink lipsticks!


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Now that we’re in the middle of the summertime, it’s time to pull out our bright colours! Some people aren’t too confident in wearing bright clothing and they love a bright lip so here’s my favourite summertime pinks! Stay tuned in the next few days for my other favourite summer tones!

YSL Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick in 31 £21
A beautiful sheer hot pink colour that glosses wonderfully. Makes your lips look juicy and plumper

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Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon £20
A matte deep pink colour that looks lovely on any skin tone. Fairly natural but makes lips look plumper and really immaculate

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MAC Impassioned (amplified) £14
A vibrant coral pink with a satin finish. Like a less matte version of YSL lipstick. Really flattering bright pink colour.

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Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie £7.99
A smooth and moisturising pink shade. Although not uber sticky, glitter glistens beautifully in sunlight and is a lovely muted pink without being garish.

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Barry M in TMLP (turn my lips pink)
A melanin changing lip colour that adjusts differently on every person. It’s a moisturising pink colour that goes deeper as you do (when tanning etc) Lasts really well because it’s a stain.

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July Glossy Box


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I received my July Glossy Box this month and loved it so much, I thought I’d share what I received, with you!

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So this months, theme was Summer Splash and my oh my, were the products ready for summer!

The first product is this gorgeous nail varnish from Ciate (the first Ciate product for me) and its in this shade called The Glossip. It’s a lovely coral orange colour perfect for these summer days! It looks lovely with a nice light golden tan! The colour looks fabulous with one thick coat and I love the packaging too!

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The next product is this Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves tousled texture mist!! What a mouthful! I tried this as soon as I got it because it says to apply to damp hair and I had just washed mine! It’s supposed to give you nice beach waves that look effortless. When I applied it, the spray isn’t really a misty haze, more of a semi-squirt which wasn’t that appealing! Then once it had gone in my hair, it felt so strange! Almost like my hair didn’t want to dry because the product was on it. It became frizzy and in areas where I had sprayed a little too close, the spray had collected to form a kind of oily/dampish area which was unusual! I don’t know if it didn’t work on my hair but my barnet has never rejected any product before so I’d be surprised! My hair never really curled at all and although in the areas where I sprayed it too close, my hair had texture, I was unimpressed by this product.

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I then gravitated towards this product by Anatomicals called Spray Misty for me Facial Spritz! They always have the most quirky names and descriptions on the back! This is supposed to be a facial spray which helps to cool your face leaving you refreshed and glowing! I tried this myself.. Didn’t really notice a difference and then tried it on my mum! My mum was in the kitchen cooking at the time so was very hot and my mum sweats a lot too (cause she drinks a horse full of water everyday). And she said after applying the mist, she never sweat at all! She looked radiant and glowing a few minutes after the spray set in and she loves the smell of lavender! My mum gives it a 6/10!

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This product is a must for everybody in summer in my eyes.. SPF! Face COOLA classic sunscreen! It’s the cucumber scent and is very refreshing on the skin! Unlike most sunscreens, this never felt sticky at all and really just glided on and then disappeared into my skin. The product wasn’t too thick and didn’t feel sticky at all so I really like this!

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I’ve truly saved the best until last! These are the Sleek Pout Paints and there are two that come in the Glossy Box! A beautiful bright pink called Pinkini (go on my Instagram to see the Instavideo I did on this) and a gorgeous orange in the shade Lava. I tried this straight away and I loved the way they liked on my lips! Because they’re stains, they don’t budge so I’m tempted to use them on my cheeks too! They’re supposed to mix-able with other colours so some people received silver or blue but you can create your own shades! I’m glad I got the two shades I did though, because I don’t want to live without them now! I previously bought one if these in the shade Minx and was a little disappointed by the colour! It’s UBER pigmented but because they’re oil based, they separate when you don’t use then for a little while.. All the more reason to rock a bright lip everyday!

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My adventures in Paris!


So after a restless night as I am ill, I woke up in the morning to the beautiful British sun shining on my face! It’s time to go PARIS!!!!

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I had already packed the night before and all I had to do was get myself ready! So after Miss A. arrived, off I went to the airport and we boarded the plane!!

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It was such a short plane journey (they’re the best ones) and we had such a laugh in the plane, planning all the stuff we wanted to do and see!

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When we got to the airport and saw the rain, we knew exactly what we were in for during the weekend! However, it looked so much like London it was like being home! Home from another home.. PERFECT!!

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However, then we started driving and heading towards our hotel and I was soon proven wrong! France is exactly how it looks like in pictures! It’s so vintage and classy and.. FRENCH! It was brilliant!

The weather perked up and we decided to freshen up and head to a nice little restaurant (brasserie ;) ) where we ate some lovely food and off we went for an evening of adventures!

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What can I say about the Eiffel Tower at night other than WOW! I was in awe at the size and structure of it! It was amazing! I even managed to see it in all it’s glory with the lights on!

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It’s easy to say that at this point during the night an having been on our feet for 14 hours, we were shattered and so we had perhaps the BEST hot chocolate we’ve ever had from a nearby cafe and headed off home for a lovely hot shower!

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After a lovely nights sleep we then woke up and left the hotel for a VERY RAINY Paris! It was still pretty even in the rain, unusually enough! We ate a yummy breakfast at a brasserie called Saint Augustin and we left for Opera!

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After we reached Opera, we saw there were NO shops open on a Sunday! My clothes, head and feet were soaking wet at this point and I wanted nothing more than a nice dry pair of shoes and a cup of tea! Miss A. and I then headed to Champs-Élysées where the magic happened!!!!

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There was some amazing shops down that stretch of road and we got all of shopping from there because it was so amazing! I’ll have to do a whole post on the things I got because they were amazing!!

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The train journeys and the metro held the best times for me and my cousin! It was so funny to sit in the train and we were laughing about everything! We came to realise that everything in French sounded so much better! However, why are there door handles on the trains??? They’re not automatic :O that’s crazy to me!

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All in all, France was AMAZING FUN! We had so much fun and saw everything that we wanted to see! French people are so classy and they’re all so fit! They’re very active and it’s definitely the city of love! I couldn’t put a number on the amount of kissing I saw!

Enjoy some snaps from my journey whilst I rest up from my crazy weekend! I loved spending time with the wonderful Miss A! She was the best person to spend time with!!! I LOVE YOU BILLIONS!!!

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Thank you for having me Paris!

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P.S. Look at what my dad had waiting for me on the way back home! He’s so sweet!

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Return of the Haul!


I’m baaaaaaack!!

I know I promised you guys a blog post on Saturday but I got REEEEAL busy so I’ll make up for it my lovelies!!!

With the end of the month near, I decided to do a little bit of shopping and picked up some.. Expensive purchases! I went to a flash place so the stuff I got was extortionately priced!

I’m really happy with the things I got! They’re what I’ve been wanting for a while so I’m glad I got them!!

The first thing I had on my agenda was.. RAY BAN’s! Now I’m not a fan of paying anything over £10 for a pair of shades but the cheap ones I get break do easily! With sunglasses I’ve learnt, paying more helps! I went to Westfield in Shepherds Bush and they have a small stall for Sunglasses Hut where we were served by a really helpful guy! He was mega helpful with all the sunglasses that I liked and what looked good! I’d wanted the Wayfarers for a while do decided to get the folding ones cause they’re so cool!

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Ray Ban Wayfarers £140

If you’re looking for an inexpensive pair, Urban Outfitters have a sale on their sunglasses and I got this pair similar to the Ray Bans for £10!

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Urban Outfitters £10

We then popped into boots and I forgot how many brands Boots actually have! The Boots stores in my area are small! I picked up the Smashbox Tinted Moisturiser because I loved the coverage amount! My skin has been really good (Alhumdolilah), even though I’ve treated it really bad! I haven’t been putting on face cream or taking off my make up properly! I know.. I’m a fool! But this stuff looks amazing! I got the colour light cause it was a PERFECT match! It looked like my skin!

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Smashbox tinted moisturiser in Light £19.50

I then bumped into the Yves Saint Laurent stand and just knew.. I needed a Rouge Volupte lipstick! I’m not the biggest fan of lipsticks but I had tried these a few times, tested them and put them back because of the price! This lipstick is AMAZING! The pigmentation is INCREDIBLE and it’s so moisturising! The only thing I would say is because its so creamy, it gets stuck in the cracks in your lips so ensure you exfoliate your lips before hand!

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YSL Rouge Volumpte lipstick in 1 nude beige £23

Next purchase was a whim! I saw a jewellery stand, loved the rings and got one! They’re we’re moderately priced because they had a 20% off sale but I think she should have been cheaper. I loved this trio set! It has 3 bands.. 1 gold, 1 rose gold and 1 silver which I think look beautiful together! The colours are fantastic and the gems in the band go all the way round! They look FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to do a manicure with them!

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David Deyong £100 (RRP (124.99)

Then I saw a chocolate stand! Omg.. She had macarons! I HAD to grab them! They looked amazing and I loved the colours so I grabbed a box of 6! I know they’re expensive but I loved one of the caramel truffles she handed over so I hope the macarons match!

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La Maison du Chocolat macarons £10.50

I then went to Kurt Geiger and saw so many shoes that I fell in love with! I decided to go against a BEAUTIFUL pair of shiny peep tie eels which had gorgeous studding! I then saw these star bracelets and thought they looked amazing and they looked like a really good size! I often buy jewellery if it looks as though it will fit my abnormally small wrists and fingers!

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Kurt Geiger bracelets £15/ £20

The end of summer..


I love summer!!! And now it’s coming towards the end of it.. I thought I’d show you guys some of the things that I love/ have loved!

I hope you get some inspiration from the things :)

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I got these bracelets from our fellow YouTuber StyleSuzi! She hand makes her jewellery in your chosen colour! She has some great stuff on her website!

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These 2 bracelets have fantastic colours! I absolutely love how delicate and subtle they are! Debenhams are having a 25% sale at the moment so go in and look at their jewellery because I got these bracelets for £12 each!

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I was in the garden today with my mum and we were discussing how she wasn’t wearing earrings! (if you know my mum, she’s never seen without jewellery) I was sitting on the grass next to a flower so popped it in her ear and think they look gorgeous! Lovely for a beach or park day!

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I’m not afraid of animals and definitely not bees! So I didn’t mind snapping this little fuzz ball doing its thing in a flower in the garden!

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Who says you need a grill when you’re doing a BBQ?? My dad grabbed himself a random wok used for making roti’s, got some corn and we all had BBQ corn on the cob today! It was AMAZING! (The mess in the back.. We’re redecorating!)

U.A.E


U.A.E! The first country to have succeeded in my ‘talk of my top 5 views’!

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In particular, I’ll talk about Dubai as I went there recently! I’ll show you the things I bought as well as some pictures I took whilst there!

Ok.. So we recently had a tough time at the beginning of the year.. My brothers wedding got called off after 2 years of planning and of course.. He was distraught! Moreso than him, my mum was quite hard on herself and took the blame even though it wasn’t her fault.. The solution.. A secret holiday! Planned by my trust Mr. A and cousin Miss. A! I discussed which location to go to and it was tough! We kind of started off in the European region but my brother has seen so much of it, we decided against it! My cousin then said that Dubai was a brilliant place! Mr. A practically lives there and recommended it for sure! Literally, the whole concept, planning and booking happened in a few hours one night!

I told my brother from the get- go because I wasn’t entirely sure he’d want to go.. But he was happy to comply! My brother realised that my mother was down about the whole situation so we decided to surprise her! And that.. We did! Miss. A got involved and with a bunch of balloons and BIG bouquet of flowers, mum was in disbelief that she was going to Dubai!!

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This all happened the day before we were meant to leave for our holiday! Mum told all her friends, we cracked on with the packing and away we went! I was so excited I couldn’t sleep! My favourite holidays are near the beach and I’m definitely a city girl! But this was UNREAL! When we arrived in Dubai.. THE SUN! THE FRESH BREEZE! THE CLEANLINESS! It was amazing! There’s no feeling like when you’re walking through the plane isles to a new country.. And you haven’t even moved!

We arrived the morning and were fairly hungry so made good use of the hotel! Dubai is fairly small so our hotel was nearby to everything (located in Bur Dubai)! We found a small Paul’s cafe and that would be our stop for a few days every morning! Breakfast was at our hotel, but snacks and pit stops were there!

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The first day of arrival, as went to the beach! Oh My God! To all my fellow UAE readers.. You should be so grateful to have the most beautiful beach at your finger tips! I was in awe of the beautiful warm weather, the soft sand and the cool ocean! As soon as we went to the beach.. I could see the relief on the faces of my brother and mother! Like a weight had been lifted off! We found an ice cream man who would be our new addiction supplier (ICE CREAM) and we stayed at the beach until sunset! It was absolutely beautiful!

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Dubai mall as amazing because of the sheer size of it! I’m used to the size though because Westfiels shopping centre in London is quite big as well! Of course.. The main attraction of Dubai Mall is the massive building stuck on the side! Burj Khalifa was amazing! It is so big.. You have to stand quite a way back to see it! I thought it was really attractive and we looked like typical tourists just gasping at it and giggling as we tried to take pictures of us ‘touching the top’ LOL!

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Of course! Done quite a bit of shopping but more so than the shopping, we took advantage of the fact we could eat ANYTHING there because it was all halal! Tony Roma’s, Chillis, McDonalds! WOO! I’m a real food person and for me, having a lack of food whilst on holiday usually dampens it but I was very happy! One thing.. When we went to the Emirates Mall, we ventured into Chilli’s where my mum found a spider in her food :O LITERALLY! The manager tried to say it was a mushroom but mum knows a spider leg when she sees it.. The whole situation was handled badly! But we then went to Chilli’s in BurJaman and we LOVED the refreshing mocktails!

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On to the pictures some more pictures!

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The gold market was amazing! There was so much GOLD! Of course.. I has told mum about this so he bought her old gold and the jewellers were happy to do us a good deal in order to get some new bling!

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If I could have changed anything.. Rent a car! We had problems with regards to taxi’s etc just because they cost so much! Also, we should have gone to Abu Dhabi because everyone said that is a must see!

The people there were so friendly but obviously they’re used to getting tourists who don’t speak a word of their language! The taxi drivers were friendly and when we left something in a taxi, the driver came to find us to return our shopping back to use and we were so happy!

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime, UAE!

THINGS TO DO:
• Burj Khalifa
• Jumeira beach
• Burjuman
• Emirates mall
• Dubai mall
• Burj al Arab
• THE FOOD!
• Cinema’s, cafe’s
• Safari ( I went however, didn’t find it all that fun if I’m honest! Was just a long hot day sitting in sand filled with spiders in the middle of nowhere)
• Gold market
• The market around the gold market!!

Have you ever been Dubai?
What are your favourite things to do there?
If you live there, what do you like the most?

Cooking BBQ.. Pakistani/ Indian style!


The main ingredients that go into a BBQ are smoke and a lot of fire.. But when you’re Asian, like me.. You need SPICE IN YOUR LIFE! And I don’t mean baby, posh, sporty, scary and ginger!

We made a large variety of BBQ and I’ll give you a run down of the spice we used, as well as some stations which I think would taste good!

Vegetarians.. IM SORRYYYYYYYYYY!!

Ok so the menu consisted of:
Lamb tikkas
Chicken tikkas
Whole boneless chicken
Prawn skewers
Kebabs
Salad
Various sauces

1.) LAMB TIKKAS!!! These were the best.. Hence their poll position in my recipe guide! So my aunt got lamb tikkas which were pre-cut from the butchers who were more than happy to cut if for us since we spent about £100 on meat :)

The lamb tikkas were marinated for about 18 hours in about 3- 4 whole lemons which were juiced, 2- 3 table spoons of olive oil and 1 table spoon each of grated garlic and ginger. Then theres the spices.. I’m sure no matter where you live, theres an Indian shop nearby which sells tonnes of colours and spices! You’ll need, 1 and half teaspoons of: red chilli, turmeric, chaat masala! Youll then just cellophane wrap it in a bowl and keep in the fridge to marinate! Before you’re about to Barby the suckers, dab a tiny bit of water around them and cook the
for about 5 mins each side until gorgeous and sizzling!

2.) Chicken tikkas! Exactly same way! In fact.. The boneless chicken was also done the same way! instead of adding the cumin though! We added black pepper for flavour! The chicken was BEAUTIFUL! Especially the whole chicken because it was soft and moist when we ate it! I would add around 5-6 lemons to the chicken though because it picks up the flavour better! Also, a good sauce on the side or chicken gives a lot of flavour!

3.) Kebabs! The spices used were chilli powder, cumin, turmeric, chaat masala! Chop up some very finely cut coriander and onion in their too! Add some garlic and ginger paste and allow your nose buds to go wild! Grab a skewer, roll the meat around and it and you have a yummy kebab! No measurements because it’s best if you add to your taste! I like them REALLY spicy! For about 1 kilo of meat, I would use more than 1 tablespoon of each spice! That’s far too much for some people!

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4.) The prawns were pre cooked because they were already pink when they were bought! We chopped up some peppers (Red and yellow) and we just alternated between prawn and pepper on the skewer! We allowed the pepper to burn a little and it tasted GORGEOUS! Literally like 3 minutes, changing the side every now and again!

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5.) Salad:
Lettuce
Cabbage
Peppers
Onions
Cucumbers
Boiled potatoes
Tomatoes
Kidney beans
Chick peas
Feta cheese
Nando’s Peri Peri sauce.. and WHAM BHAM THANK YOU MA’AM!

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6.) The sauces! Grab some fresh mint and grind this until like purée! Add some whole green chillies and salt to taste and mix with yoghurt! This makes an amazing sauce with chicken and lamb!

7.) For drinks we made Mojitos! We got some fresh mint, crushed ice and some flavoured soda water which we poured over the ice and mint and added a small slice of lime! Why added over??? We found the flavours were stronger and had a bite this way and kept us refreshed ALL DAY!

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THIS WAS THE MOST AMAZING BBQ EVER! We enjoyed it so much! Even though a lot of my family were constantly moaning about the sun (the ones which usually complain of it raining all the time!), I loved the weather! Hope you guys like the recipes! Make it your own and remember you can add and remove spice as you wish! So test one but of the meat and adjust the spice as you go

Sunshine!


HEY!
OMG I HAVEN’T SEE YOU IN SO LONG!
How have you been?
I missed you SOOOOO much!!!
I’ve been trying to get through to you but there was always interference in the line! Have you changed your number?
Life just wasn’t the same without you!
You truly make me happy!
My life is completely dull without you!
I remembered that time that we went to the beach together and was laughing my head off at the fun we had together in the sea!
We must catch up sometime as I’m in a rush and you must have A LOT of work to catch up on!
Don’t forget to keep in touch ;)

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