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Monday, 5 February 2018

Embellished Skirt





Coat: Express // Brooch: Chanel // Skirt: RW&CO // Boots: Call It Spring // Handbag: Michael Kors

This embellished skirt has been in my closet with the tags attached for over a year. I could never quite think of a way to wear it. The embellishments made me feel like it needed an equally dressy top. Fast forward a year and my basics this winter have been a cycle of turtlenecks and these boots. Then I had a eureka moment. Dress the damn skirt down Nadia GAWD.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

2018 Guidelines







Coat: Forever 21 // Dress: The Shop by Splurge // Choker: The Shop by Splurge

This post is filled with irony, so get ready. 

I won't bore you with my goals for the year because let's face it, who cares? However, I will leave you with these 3 guidelines that I hope to keep in mind this year:

1. Spend money on experiences and not things. 

The irony here is that I just purchased a new Chloe bag..but I needed it, right? Although I love things, I am the first to admit that I buy things looking for instant happiness, which quickly fades the second I get home and I just leave the item in its shopping bag for weeks untouched sometimes. Experiences last a lifetime and although I try to convince myself that if I splurge on a Chanel bag that it will last a lifetime too, reality is that it just won't. (But I'll prob still get it at some point in my life, let's face it)

2. Check social media less. 

The internet is a dark place you guys. No, I'm not quitting Instagram. This b loves an ootd. But I'm really trying to not check it all the time aka during work hours.

3. Today, not tomorrow. Today.

I've learned so many things through my years watching the Real Housewives of <insert any city here>. Like how to flip a table or how to smile when you just want to slap someone.. no wait, I was already good at that. But leave it to Erika Jayne to say something that really stuck. If you want to do something, do it today, not tomorrow. Yes, I realize the irony that I am posting the "classic new year post" at the end of the month but hey, a girl needs some time to get her thoughts straight.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Tatreez








 



Tatreez is traditional embroidery originating in Palestine where hours are spent hand sewing patterns in vibrant colours. I can't remember a day where we didn't have embroidered artwork at home, whether it was a cushion (more like 10) or wall hangings. 

Although it is an old tradition filled with history, it has really evolved and can easily be transitioned into current modern pieces. Even modern enough to partake in a bathroom selfie.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Product Review: Skinfix



Cottages, cars, my skin: these are things that need to be winterized. As the temperatures drop, I basically turn into a reptile. I wake up with flakey skin that makes makeup application very difficult. This winter, thanks to Skinfix, I've changed up my skincare routine with products that are working hard to put an end to my ereptile dysfunction.  




I recommend using this nightly. I have noticed such a difference to how my skin feels the next morning. It looks healthier and feels moisturized. 


Although this is gentle enough to use every night, I have only been using it on nights where my skin just feels a little extra dry or if I was wearing more makeup than normal that day. The best part is that it is a leave-on mask so you really wake up feeling that extra moisture and plump.


My eyelids sometimes get so red and irritated and then my skin flakes through my concealer under my eyes. That is not cute, guys. I've been (trying) to use this eye cream nightly. I'm not going to lie, adding an eye cream is new to me so I forget this step A LOT. However, from the little that I have used this I can already see the major difference to the skin around my eyes. They no longer get red and irritated. My skin is noticeably less dry. I'm hoping with more consistent usage that I will start to notice a difference to my dark circles. Yes, I'm tired.. but the world doesn't need to see that! 



Product: Lip Repair Balm

During the day, I need to enhance the colour of my lips so I typically go for either a lipstick of a balm that has a tint of colour. At the end of the night, my lips are basically peeling off. These lip repair balms have been a great addition to my night routine to repair my lips and prep them for another round of lipstick in the day.