YAY! I am one of the unique bloggers :-)

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Hey my lovelies!

I am so happy to know that gorgeous and talented Becca has nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award, its really encouraging to receive this kind of love from my blogging mates.

So a big thanks shout out to her!!!!!

As I graciously accept the award,  I must play by the rules, which are:

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown her love to you by nominating you. I have done that in the very beginning, please do not forget to check her beautiful blog before leaving🙂
  2. Answer the following questions:
  • Brows or Mascara? & why? (No you can’t choose mascara and say you’d use it on your brows as well, it’s one or the other, the other has to remain untouched).
  • What is your favourite perfume?
  • What do you hope to have achieved by the end of the year?

So here are my answers:

  • Brows anytime over Mascara🙂 Although, brows are the most undermined feature on our face, it defines the entire look as neat or shabby depending on how well your brows are done.  Brows really bring that oomph to your face! Do you guys think so too ?
  • Currently, my favourite perfume is Chance from Chanel, have never received as many compliments as on this one lately🙂
  • By the end of an year , I want to do at least 30 more interesting posts. My sole reason for starting this blog was to share my love for fashion and (now) beauty with interesting and inspiring people out there in the internet world. Sometimes I find it difficult to be consistent given the high priority of finishing PhD in a given time, so my goal really is to be consistently posting content, which in future I can go back and still find interesting to read , keep true to myself all through and  hopefully create a small yet beautiful blogging family of my own🙂

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3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate  8-13 people for the same award

So here are my much loved blogs (in no particular order) that I think are unique in their own beautiful ways:

  1. Alexa Make-up & Beauty
  2. 50 shades of Vanity
  3. Chai & Lipstick
  4. Your Beauty Journal
  5. Sense It Eve
  6. Ms Meehnia
  7. Beauty and Bants
  8. Beauty Beyond 50

And finally ask them 3 questions:

  1. What is your most favourite drugstore brand and high-end brand  for make-up and why?
  2. Who is your most favourite make-up guru and why?
  3. What is the your most favourite place you have travelled to? Please share one destination that is on your travel wishlist.

So good luck my gorgeous lovelies, keep sharing fun and love!!!

xoxo,

Saabri

 

 

 

Kiehl’s Over Night Biological Peel Versus Le Weekend De Chanel: Game on!

 

I am always on the lookout for products to even out my skin tone, and  to get that healthy glow. A few months ago, Chanel’s  le Weekend caught my attention, more so because the sales lady at the counter told me its a moisturizer with exfoliating properties! I had never come across such a product profile and of course found it intriguing. Despite the hefty price tag I brought it home also because I have had great experience with Chanel skincare before (love their face cleanser and Hydra beauty serum).

The bottle itself doesn’t tell anything about the ingredients. I really had to dig deep to find out what this super expensive bottle contains. It is basically an AHA (glycolic acid) and BHA (salicylic acid) based exfoliant. The product is also known to contain some goodness of Glycerin, L-Arginine , known to stimulate blood flow and to give plump looking skin, Rose Water, and Vitamin E.

Chanel claims  that every week, May rose water, combined with a high-tolerance glycolic acid complex specific to CHANEL, perfectly exfoliates and lastingly hydrates the skin.

What do I think: The bottle is gorgeous and it smells lovely but those should not be the reasons why you would want to shell out huge money on any product. If I have to rate its effectiveness on my skin, I will score it 1 on the scale of 10 (10 being most effective).

I found it to be very gentle as an exfoliant, so maybe this product is for people who are already blessed with good skin and want to just maintain it precautionary . It does feel luxurious on application and I use it overnight and NOT only during weekends. My skin does feel a bit rested, which is a good thing but I strongly feel that “Le Weekend De Chanel” is not worth the money. It was a onetime splurge, not going to happen again🙂

What worked for me instead?

A month ago, in my desperate attempt to find some night-time exfoliant, I came across Kiehl’s Over-Night Biological Peel. The word “biological” impressed me. I thought this peel will have biological ingredients to peel the skin. However the only thing biological about it is the name of it🙂 With biological peel they mean desquamation process – which is nothing but shredding of the outer layer of the skin, which is still done by chemical ingredients, not glycolic acid though ! (good news if you are looking for alternative)

I went ahead and started using it as instructed. Unlike many people, I don’t find it greasy at all. I like the fact that it is quite moisturizing especially because with all the peeling ingredients skin needs to feel replenished and not thirsty and dry. I could see the results with every use. The results are NOT MAGICAL but good enough to make me use it every day as a nightly routine and feel the difference in skin texture with every passing day. I have used Kiehl’s products before and have to say except for their Midnight recovery concentrate, I did not find anything else as effective. With this peel, my pores have minimized and skin feels smoother, rested and energized. So I guess I will continue using it till I find a better option. It retails for about 70 CHF,  I am sure it’s a bit cheaper in other parts of the world, WHY GOD WHY  is Switzerland  so expensive???

I would be very happy if I find some good peels at a cheaper price, so please please please recommend to me if you know any.

Thanks for reading !

Black dress and cashmere stole-Keep it simple silly !

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Little black dress is known for being a classic piece in every women’s wardrobe. This piece of clothing has evolved so much with time and yet somethings have never changed about it:  its effortless elegance,  sober charm, and timeless flaunt.

On saturday, it was my husband’s birthday and I thought it is a perfect evening to take out my very own black dress to go out for dinner. Continue reading

Prying on: GlamGlow mud masks

You know you are a skincare junkie: when you have contemplated at least once on getting your hands on the glam glow mud masks.

I remember when the whole buzz of glam glow masks hit my world, I completely went against the current and convinced myself that these super gaudy looking jars cannot be as good as the whole hype is about. And one year after, I couldn’t resist the temptation of owing them myself and try my hands on one of the most hyped masks ever.  So join me in finding out what the hype is all about any way?

I own two Glam glow masks: the clearing treatment and the brightening mask.

I have been using both for the last 4 weeks and have my own opinion on both.

The internet had been buzzing a lot over clearing treatment, thirsty mud, gravitymud treatment, and recently over the brightening mask. I am a sucker for all things that claim to clear my skin and give that brightened appearance. I had high hopes of course after purchasing such expensive jars of mud🙂

If you don’t want to read any further and want to know my opinion on them: Continue reading

Mary-Lou Manizer-Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer: Youtube made me buy it

Alright, so we have all been there when youtube made us buy things. That one magical video, which walks you through a dream and BAM!!! you want to purchase that product. That is  one reason I do not watch the product videos from brands themselves, becuase they make outrageously glamorous videos, which can make it difficult to say NO to buying the product!

I also try to refrain from any temptation on products by watching product launch reviews, PR reviews and first impressions. I find them entertaining, for sure but I feel the reviews which people are doing after spending their own money are more genuine.

And if there are thousands of good reviews on a certain product, it is worth trying, isn’t it? After all we all deserve some goodness in our lives. Continue reading

Olympic 2016 Fashion Editorial-“For the Love of Fashion” Friday Series

So this is the Olympic year and, I was up all night to catch the Olympic 2016  opening ceremony. It is always accompanied by some breathtaking moments,  offering a great sense of pride and patriotism.

Sitting in your living room, you often recall your glorious sports memories from  back in the good old school-days time. What ? you don’t ? OK then may be it is just me but the point is OLYMPICS is a great deal. I, for one try to catch as much sports as I can and thoroughly enjoy every bit of it.

Additionally, what I enjoy  to watch is the olympic uniforms of all the teams from around the world. I put on my own critic glasses to scrutinize each and every uniform very diligently and then passing judgements on what I like and what I don’t. This is the beauty of being confined in the living room, you have all the power in the world to pass on judgements, isn’t it?🙂 Continue reading

Tame the Monster Series-My Skincare Regimen

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Hey Lovelies, hope the day is treating you well

Currently I am obsessing on Make-up, its a new world I have recently gotten into and I love every bit of it. I am all into reading reviews and purchasing tons of Make-up. However, I also noticed that with my growing obsession with make-up, my skin is asking for more and more attention. I don’t believe in using make-up to hide the drama that is going on in your skin but to bring out the best in you including the skin. So I had to refurbish my skincare routine.

I thought what better way to start our Thursday series- TAME THE MONSTER by sharing my skincare routine with you guys and may be I will get to hear from you about yours, so lets bond over skincare coversations, shall we? Continue reading