The Top Five BEST Beauty Gurus on YouTube

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Hey guys, so today's post is a little different from what I normally do; I'm going to be sharing my top 5 favourite beauty gurus on Youtube.

Youtube is something that I'm (shamelessly) addicted to. In other words, if I haven't had my daily dose of new videos by 6pm, at the latest, I throw a hissy fit. Naturally, my most watched category is, hands down, the beauty section; I've acquired a vast majority of the makeup skills I have today from those beautiful beings who upload their tutorials.

However, over the years, I've found a few gurus that I CAN NOT stop watching; I simply have to go back for more. I think we all can relate: a five minute video session always turns into a six hour marathon... Sound familiar? (Don't worry, I'm not judging you!)

Anyway, I just thought I'd give my readers a bit of an insight into what my Youtube feed's looking like at the moment and who's videos I crave each morning upon waking up. If you weren't aware of the existence of any of these lovely five, please go and check them out and show them some love! Their channels are amazing and they never fail to upload exciting new content every week.

Let's get started then!

The Importance of Facial Serums

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Today, I've decided to bring you a skincare post (I'm beginning to really enjoy writing them!) about what has become, for me, a hugely important element of my facial care routine: serums.

Recently, a friend of mine told me that, from her point of view, serums are a waste of not only your time but also your money and that they don't work. Now, I don't know about you guys, but for me, it's the complete opposite.

Over the years, I've been experimenting with several different serums, all containing rather varied ingredients and claiming to improve my skin in a number of ways. I must say that, so far, my experience has been fairly positive, and I love how healthy my skin has started to feel since the beginning of my trial period.

So, for this post, I'm going to go through the benefits of using a serum regularly and share with you the two serums that I've been adoring lately.

Zoeva's "Caramel Melange" Palette Review + Swatches!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Everyone within the beauty community absolutely raves about Zoeva brushes and their quality. (I, unfortunately, haven't had the pleasure of trying them out yet) However, they have come out with a few bits of makeup themselves and, of course, I had to get on it like a car bonnet.

My 7 Travel Makeup Essentials! (Collab)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Hey guys! So, today, I'm bringing you this post on my 7 travel makeup essentials, which is also in collaboration with my lovely fellow blogger Mariyam. Don't hesitate to check out her blog (click here!) as she's such a genuine, kind hearted person with a beautiful content feed.

All I know is that I'm a regular reader, which means you should be too!

Anyway, let's get right into the good stuff! You guys know me and my makeup obsession (which is getting worse by the way!) so choosing only seven items to whisk away with me on vacation was a really tough challenge. It's like being asked to select which one of your parents is your favourite. You just can't do it.

However, despite the process being like pulling teeth, I managed to finally whittle it down in order to bring you nothing but the best.

Kore Beauty's NEW Anti-Ageing HYDROGEL Facial Mask!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

So it's been a hot minute since I've done anything skincare related here on this blog and, boy, have I got a new product for you!

Today I'm going to be reviewing this face mask that I was kindly gifted by Kore Beauty for review and testing purposes. It's their NEW anti-ageing hydrogel formula!

Now, I always love a good mask, however, when the opportunity arose to try this baby out, I was very skeptical; I've used sheet masks before but not like this! Kore Beauty, a brand that brings Korean skincare trends to Europe, use advanced hydrogel instead of cotton or pulp soaked in product, which is supposed to provide "a much closer surface contact between the skin and the mask, delivering greater penetration of essence without drying or irritating the skin." (Quoted directly from their website.)

I must admit, the idea is definitely innovative, but does it work? 

Rice DOESN'T have to be boring?! - Persian Rice With Crispy Potatoes

Monday, 3 April 2017

It's come to my attention that the vast majority of rice recipes and ways to eat rice are incredibly dull and boring. I mean, there's nothing inspiring about a pot of boiled white rice, is there?

And that was the precise reason why I was so over the moon when my father dearest decided to show me how he makes his rice on a regular basis, PERSIAN STYLE! This recipe produces some of the best tasting rice I've ever come across, with the added bonus of some delicious, crispy potatoes too.

Trust me, once you've tasted this rice, you'll never be able to go back to anything plain and boring again.

Kiko Shimmer Shadows - Which range has THE DAZZLE FACTOR??!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Kiko Milano is one of those brands that I can feel comfortable with giving my money to in large quantities; I'm normally very impressed with their products (there are always a few exceptions, of course) and I DEFINITELY get the most out of my money. The prices are low and the quality is generally quite high so a heavy makeup consumer, like me, can't really ask for much more than that.

So, for today's post, I'm going to be exploring their eyeshadows with you guys, but not just any eyeshadows: SHIMMER ones! I love a good sparkle in any eye look; I'm obsessed. However, during my recent splurge on Kiko Milano's website, I picked up A LOT of shadows, all in different forms and as part of different ranges. Want the scoop on which range provides the most blinding shimmers? Well, keep on reading to find out!