Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Stuck in a Rut

It wasn't until I got a proper full time job I could stop shopping around for the best of the cheap make up brands or Boots and Superdrug's own that I could actually invest in some half decent make up when I discovered Mac. Maybe part of it was because girls always talked about how great Mac was, and maybe part of it was the fab reviews it always got and the fact in every youtube makeover the girl ALWAYS uses Mac products, but from the first time I used it I loved it, I could still never justify buying more than 1 or 2 products at once and always stuck to the basics, I have issues about spending too much money on "gifts" for myself, and I always mixed my make up bag with Mac and cheaper products, like the odd Rimmel eyeshadow (to take a colour risk) for example, but ive pretty much stuck with Mac for the last 5-10 years.. which is a relatively long devotion.

Yesterday while getting a pedicure I indulged in some of those magazines I usually wouldnt buy for home all that often because I never really sit and read them, but because I wasnt getting a manicure at the same time (I love you everlasting nails!) I read... Grazia, Ahlan, Hello, OK yes for once I was rude to my pedicurist, but in the long term its OK, she'll forgive me next time I discuss Philippine politics with her! I saw in each magazine was a review of a different Benefit Product, the one that grabbed me was "Pore fessional" I have issues with my pores, Microdermabrasion helped me loads, but quite often when I get home from a long day at work I really cannot be bothered will skin care, I know that sounds crazy, but I really cannot, this sounded like a dream product, although these are often too good to be true, the store opposite my nail bar sells Benefit! Oh and it was pay day, so I brought a few things which I am totally in love with and aside from my foundation (which took me years to find the right one at Mac) I will more than likely switch from Mac to Benefit....

Todays Products of my Dreams, that actually work wonders in real life:

Perfect for my overwhite skin.... ahhhhh so nice to buy products that actually do what you want them to and work for your skin tone etc on the first try :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Addictive Song

I literally cannot stop listening to this, first time I was like "so what" Joe Rogan played this on his Podcast (which I LOVE) and i googled it apparently its an internet phenomenon...

They played the radio version on Trevor Nelson as "Forget You" instead of "Fuck You"

still... loves this!

Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You from GeOrGe Leoshko on Vimeo.


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Kendall Jenner - Too Young?

So after my post the other day about Kendall Jenner being too young to model the way she was, all wet and sandy on the beach in a bikini with a tonne of Make-up, apparently i'm not the only one who thought so!

Just a quick post today, i'm quire preoccupied with my Twitter today and the Blackberry Ban travesty that just hit the UAE which goes into place in October due to Data Protection Issues.... Apparently...

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Kim Kardashians Guide to Dressing a Curvy Figure

Listen shes not a graduate in Fashion, (although she did dress some famous people pre sex tape days..) Monica Rose picks out her clothes, But she does always look good and she definitely knows how to show off her curves in the right places... so here you go ladies:

Find A Great Tailor

"Anything you wear should be proportioned to your body, and a good tailor will make sure everything fits perfectly. I either have my tailor at every fitting or I have my stylist pin my wardrobe and take it to the tailor before I wear anything. Shortening a hem line on a dress can make a huge difference!"

Accentuate Your Waist

"Show off that tiny waist! Adding a belt makes your outfit look more polished. I have great belts from Phillip Lim and Alaia. Vintage belts are one of a kind and can be affordable too."

Avoid Oversize Tops & Dresses

"I know they are comfortable and they look amazing on Nicole Richie but flowy tops and dresses are not flattering on a curvy figure. They can make you look pregnant and they look sloppy in photos. Try wearing a maxidress instead. A.L.C, Torn by Ronny Kobo and T Bags make some great ones."

Embrace Shapewear
(never thought id hear a celeb admit this!)

"Every woman from a size 0-14 should own Spanx! I love Shapewear by Body Wrap; they have a firm control long leg panty that makes my body look smoother and slimmer under fitted dresses without leaving any lines."

Love Your Curves

"Being confident and owning your body is sexy. I love to show off my curves and designers like Thatcher, Antonio Berardi, Preen, Altuzarra, Markus Lupfer and Brian Lichtenberg make amazing dresses that fit my body perfectly."

Kardashian Porn Company

So there is another Kardashian sex tape, its my boyfriends favorite of the sisters, she didnt have a sex tape, she wasnt gobby she seemed shy (till Miami!) he was her favorite. Now he gets to see more of her. in fact we all do because she now like her younger sister Kim has a sex tape.

I was going to write a post about what a wonderful model Kendall Jenner seems to be, she looks a bit shy but not sure she had a better road to go down and to be very honest she seems the most model like.

I am surprised however that Bruce (of the protectiveness ive seen of him) would let his 14 year old daughter pose around in a Bikini shot through her legs.... Now im an avid KUWTK watcher hell I might even watch KKTM sometimes (theres a limit I dont even see my OWN family that much) and they hid from him Bikini shoots in the past and they are adults... (and not his biological daughters) im honestly a bit shocked to see this:

But then when two of your female role models are porn stars.....

Sexiest Woman Alive...... Really?

So this is apparently Esquire Magazines pick for 2010 sexiest woman alive:


Ok she does look better here:

But if shes the sexiest woman alive I kinda expect someone who doesn't look ok in a snapshot, but does look at at a photo shoot, hell anyone could be the sexiest woman alive then! OK so it's nice to see a fuller figure woman as the sexiest woman alive, but then again deep down that's what men want, and I'm presuming the title of sexiest woman alive comes from men's votes or something and not from other women looking on objectively. But really sexiest woman alive? not sure about that!

What do you think?

Cheap Improvements

So yesterday I was in Geant Hypermarket and since I got paid... early I might add I was having one of those days where you buy things, gimmicky things you wouldn't normally look twice at! Anyways I threw lots of beauty goodies in my trolly now the following two I couldnt wait to try when I got home because they seemed to good to be true!

The first thing I brought (I was in Geant because id actually missed my nail appointment in Nail Bar and thought, why not get some food for home LOL) was Nail Patches:

Now these looked a little tacky (and I add its not this brand they sell in Geant but its pretty much exactly the same!) There is no nail varnish involved, its one white sticker ready shaped you stick over the tip of your nail, and then i slightly pinkish clear one you stick over the top of that, now they are a little fiddly at first but you soon get used to it, would be alot easier to get a friend to do it for you, but honestly they are beautiful and you would never know its not nail varnish. I put them on last night so just waiting to see how long they last... its 25aed I think (so £3) which is less than half what I pay for a manicure, and the painting is the reason i go (oh and the massage and reading magazines for free!) shaping of my nails I can do myself... so its less than half the price of ONE manicure and you get TWO complete sets.... if they last longer than a week i'm sold :)

The second item I brought (and am testing) is heated eyelash curlers! YES bit crazy I know, but a while back I got some eyelash extentions and although my eyelashes are pretty long anyway ever since i had those ive been a bit obsessed with things that give me longer, curvier lashes :) once again it isnt this brand i got because I have a feeling what im buying is Geants own brand maybe, but heres a pic:

They were only 50aed and I used them (quickly) this morning and didnt use eye lash curlers they are pretty good and seem to be holding the shape better! I also managed to get the stray lashes that my eyelash curlers can normally get!!

I only tried them both today... let me see in a week ;)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Review - Quick Trim

So As I said in my last post I started taking Quick Trim's Fast Cleanse... To be honest I didnt really notice any different, but then I put it down to the fact its more of a cleanse than a weight loss aid, don't know if my body is any cleaner but what the hell I tried!

Anyways today I started with Quick Trim's Burn & Cleanse, im hoping for a bit more of a result from this 14 day weight loss program. I didnt actually realise but I have to take 4 pills during the day, 2 between breakfast & Lunch, and 2 more between lunch and dinner. then 4 before bed! thats quite alot. but after reading the ingredients which all seem to be pretty natural and as far as I know no one had diet from quick trim i'm going to give it a go, I dont actually own any scales (I lost them when I moved house a couple of months ago) im going to go buy some after work and try to keep track of my weight.

I dont do any vigorous exercise but Im going to go for a run or a fast paced walk every other day after work and try to move around a bit more at work etc, as well as eating a bit less sugar and drink more water and see how things go. There is an exercise planner that comes with the pills so ill have a look at that after work and see if theres anything in there worthwhile.... ill keep you updated!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Quick Trim

I follow the Kardashian sisters (and the lovely Rob actually) and their shamless advertising and multiple endorsements just pass me by, due to the fact many celebrities endorse and your always pretty sure they simply do it for the money and nothing else. However they started tweeting about Quick Trim around the time Khloe starting looking amazing, Kim was also twittering on about this product "Quick Trim" Kim never looked overweight, yeah her curves were alot fuller than they are now, however she seemed lucky enough that if she was a bit "heavy" she put it on in the right places and is wasnt particulaly noticible. Khloe however really started to shine!

In the 5 1/2 years i've been in Dubai I have put on around 10Kilo, ive gone from a size 10 to a size 12, which isnt particulaly bad I know, but I really do feel like I need to loose some weight, since unlike Kim my thighs wobble! (lol) I hate the gym, like i'm sure many people do, so many fitness first fanatics but just looking at fitness first in Jebel Ali makes me feel like im looking into a goldfish bowl, all lined up and organised with absolutly no feeling whatsoever, there is no way I can tolerate this feeling 3 or 4 times a week, it will just feel like a job rather than something I should try to enjoy! I want to get a bycicle since in England I really enjoyed riding through the streets, then into the woods, then past the park and through the streets again, always something new to look at, a good dose of fresh air and great excersise, yes my bum aches afterwards but what to do ;)

Anyways at the weekend I was in Burjaman and I spotted a GNC and I know they sell Quick Trim in GNC in the US and thought id give it a go, what have I got to loose? They have 3 products available, however I opted out of the "Extreme Burn" as I fugured it best to start slowly maybe I can invest in the extreme burn after the other 2 products I brought show some promise of working!

So I brought the "Fast Cleanse" "A 48 Hour Super Diet Detox" a Liquid detox which tastes a bit lemony to be taken 4 times a day between meals. I started the "Fast Cleanse" today, my main issue is the fact you have to drink 3 Litres of water, I have a bit problem drinking water so this is deeming a little bit of a challenge. However I just finished my 1.5 Litre bottle so im pretty sure i'll make it!

The other product I brought is "Burn & Cleanse" you have different pills for night and day, it is supposed to jump start your metabolism and Burn calories during the day and detox & Cleanse at night. Now I like the idea that it is not just a diet pill but a detox as well, I dont know whether it does exactly what it says on the tin but I like the sound of it nonetheless:
 Maybe after i've done these depending on the results I might buy the " Extreme Burn" but lets see. Today I started the "Fast Cleanse" I will keep you updated and let you know how these products work out for me!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

If there were an Anonomous Forum/Chat Room for women to openly discuss any issues with other women would you use it?

If there were an Anonomous Forum/Chat Room for women to openly discuss any issues with other women would you use it?
Yes, Definitely... Great Idea
No, Probably not... Don\'t like sharing my private life with anyone
Maybe, i\'d check it out once

Monday, 28 June 2010

To do later

im at work looking for wallpapers to dl for my iphone when I get home except flick is blocked and most are on flickr so im going to post here as a kind of active to do ;)
if you take some for your own.... enjoy!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Must Have Products

Hi Ladies... I was just about to post something on twitter about how much I love certain products, then I realised I havn't posted for a while so would be fun to do a "must have" section of my daily routine, finally at 26 I have found my perfect products for a perfect daily routine.... would be interesting if you can comment and suggest some nice products!

anyways, my must haves (in order!)

1. This is actually the night before!
My Boots Microdermbrasion Kit

Now this is AMAZING! you might think its just the same as exfoliating, but its really not... I actually forgot to do it for a few days and my skin starting playing up! Do this at night before you go to sleep or when your chilling watching tv, you will love how your skin feels!

then i sleep of course..... and my daily must haves

2. Touch & Glow by Soap & Glory

Soap & Glory make awesome products with great packaging and not too expensive, available at Boots also this is a moisturiser with tanning beads! as you rub the moisturiser you burst little beads full of, well brown stuff that makes your face glow! not only does it moisturise your skin but it makes me use less foundation!

3. Mac Studio Fix foundation

Ive tried pretty much all foundations from mac and a zillion others from other companies, and nothing felt good on my skin and every one of them had a problem, too think, left orange marks etc etc you know the drill, but studio fix is great! light, but pretty good coverage, I dont have amazing skin and im prone to break outs and its pretty good at covering imperfections but when I dont have any, couples with my Good to Glow, this product looks great!

ps. I love my mac brushes!

4. L'oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner

I pretty much steer clear of liquid liner's I can never get both eyes looking the same, i dont have a steady hand, and im not even sure it suits me! My Boyfriend was trying to be cute and he brought me some new make up and this was one of the things (some woman behind the desk in Debenhams recommended it!) he got me..
Now this is pretty cool! its not really distinct when you wear it its kind of subtle, which i liked from a liquid liner, its not all wet etc its like a pen, it only comes in 2 colours but both are pretty and it looks all shimmery when you put it on!

5. Shroom Eyshadow by Mac

This is not just an eyeshadow for me, I totally overuse this! I use it for an eye shadow pretty much everyday, its light its shimmery, its suitable for wherever your going! but I also use it as a highlighter, putting my big fat mac brush in it and highlighting my face! I love this product :)

6. Estee Lauder Eyelash Primer

I cant praise this product enough, sold it under duress by one of those pesky women in stores that force you to buy 10 things when you wanted one.... but im glad she did this is great-you put it on before your mascara and it actually nourishes and legnthens your lashes.

7. Maybellines collosal volume Mascara

I HATED the old maybelline mascara the pink one with that hideous lid even the way it looked was terrible, everyone used to rave on about it but all it did was clump up my lashes till it looked like that brush you clean chimneys with! with isnt a good look and also wasnt featured on the ad ;) But due to some money issues I had to budget and buy a cheaper alternative to the mascara I usually buy and i didnt know what to get and thought it give this new product a try! now this is WONDERFUL I am fussy when it comes to mascara but this really is a nice product - no clumping no spiders! just long single lashes!

8. Evian Water Spray

I just like to keep this in my handbag, spray my face every now and again, its refreshing and helps to hydrate your face, also as long as you dont rub the water round your face I feel it helps my make up last longer!

9. Matrix Oil Control Treatment

This is also always in my handbag, Now this supposidly helps you if you have greasy hair... now I have to wash my hair everyday bevause if i dont by the afternoon of the second day my hair is just gross! now this product doesnt stop that but if I was my hair at night by the afternoon of the next day its starting to get a bit limp.. now this product allows me to spray a little on my hair and it helps reduce the grease, I havnt fully allowed it to show me what it can do as I HATE having greasy hair, but it does help, If I can wash my hair the night before and just spritz this on in the morning or when i start to see its looking wet (lol) i can spray this on, and for that I love it!

10...... actually not really sure i need a 10 :)

Feedback ladies... need some recommendations!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Christian Warrior Gary Faulker - In Search of Bin Laden

I am not entirely awake yet, but on the way to work I was listening to Joe Rogans podcast and he mentioned a guy called Gary Faulker, the Christian Warrior on a hunt to find Osama Bin Laden, apprently armed with a sword and a bible he made several trips to Afganistan/Pakistan mountains to find the man who is believed to be responsible for 9-11....

I suggest you read. this man is quite courageous

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Hot Topic - New Fatwa in Saudi - Breastfeeding

A recent Fatwa introduced in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, played on the religious ruling that any women who breast feeds another male can be seen as her "Son" in the eyes of Islam, In KSA there is a male who works very closely with the family on a daily basis who is not a family member this is the families driver. Most Families in KSA will need to have a driver as women in the country are still not allowed by law to drive. The Fatwa states that Women are allowed to breastfeed their driver and by doing so will lawfully be making that man her "son" and enabling that man to mingle with the family as another male family member would. Thus making everyone's lives easier all round. It is also mentioned that female maids within a household can breastfeed the man (husband) of the house in order that maids can also mingle with the family as other female members would be able to (ie. Daughters)

My thought regarding this odd new Fatwa is can Saudi Women in fact make milk on demand? Because the way its worded is like (in my imagination) The Man and Woman of the house have a conversation which might go a little something like this:

Sitting at the table eating breakfast
Man: What are you up to today wife darling
Woman: Not much, need to go food shopping at some point, and need to get a new manicure
Man: That's nice darling, I was wondering if you could do me a favour though today
Women: Whats that?
Man: Well was just thinking last night, it would make life alot easier for you, and our Daughters if you could breast feed Raj
Woman: Excuse me
Man: Well apparently its allowed now, just squirt some of your breast milk in a cup and ask Raj to drink it, then he can come into the house when we need him to and you wont have to fuss around for half hour making sure your Abaya and Niqab are on right.
Woman: Excuse me
Man: Yeah so anyways thanks for breakfast I'll see you later, just sort that thing out for me for when I get home. Love you bye.
Woman: Excuse me

Now I am of course a woman and I'm well aware of the fact I cant produce milk on demand (or do I have something wrong with me?!) now if I was breast feeding my baby, I would find it very odd to have to give that milk to someone other than my baby, and does Raj the driver get a say about drinking his employers breast milk? in KSA are you kidding me? if its anything like the UAE (and I'm sure its worse) that family OWNS Raj and no Raj won't get a say he'll just have to hold his nose and gulp it down.

Friends Season 2 Episode 2 - The One With The Breast Milk - For more funny movies, click here

Additionally I wonder if, since Saudi sees this as a plausible Fatwa (of course as they live by Sharia Law) and since being able to see a women other than your wife and daughters without Niqab is the biggest of all wrongs, that the KSA government might be inclined to Give Raj from India Citizenship in their country. Since in the eyes of the religion he is in fact her son. hmmm no? Thought as much. Could KSA be "using" a religious law to their advantage? of course not, they would never misinterpret the religious texts to their advantage would they? seeing as that's all I've been told (and proven) since I moved to the middle east (by other Arabs of various nationalities) it seems this is a common opinion. Just look at the Niqab, and Abaya, this is not required anywhere in the Quraan. yet they are law in the Kingdom, Covering ones hair by wearing Hijab. yes. Not showing off ones womanly features (we know what those are!) to anyone other than ones wife. yes. but Niqab? no. I believe this IS extreme and seeing as this is not a religious regulation, I am not opposed to several European countries banning it as many have done.

The Niqab

Various Hijab Styles

As you can see there is a big difference, When I first move here I remember I even used to look at the various Hijab wearing women and thinking how glamorous some of them are, obviously now I've got used to it! Glamourous partly BECAUSE they aren't wearing clothes that reveal skin, but most do it in a way that they also don't show the curves of their body as well, which IS hard when shopping but when done right has a unique charm to it that in a way I am envious of.

Anyways, the main part of the article I have attached as reference is that women in Saudi are becoming increasingly frustrated and I'm sure there are some men on their side as well that they cannot drive. I can only imagine how they might feel, as I myself adore driving, my other half still knows where I am 90% of the time, and when he doesn't its for menial tasks he probably wouldn't care to know anyway. therefore having a driver 100% of the time takes away an important part of marriage - the element of trust. you still here stories where drivers are bribed by wives to take them to their lovers etc so there is no fool proof solution, yet a man would still rather trust a (quite often) poor man who might be open to bribery WITHOUT an honourable agreement such as marriage, rather than his wife. that is, if he is AGAINST women being able to drive. The article attached suggests women have become to desperate in the region they are threatening to Breast Feed their drivers (from what I can gather without a cup although I cant quite make that out) if they are not given the "freedom" the drive. this is a desperate measure from any women, especially one who spent (no doubt) their whole lives never showing even a wrist or an ankle to a man other than her husband or her father, and yet she is willing to show such intimacy with an employee.....


The Advert for the movie "The Smurfs" has been released, now I used to love the Smurfs as a kid, and I really think this movies gunna ruin it, why do they take things you watched as a kid and ruin them?

What do you think?

Saturday, 19 June 2010

New Music

Naturi Houghton - H8AZ

Justin Bieber & Usher - Somebody to love

My Lover Drake - Find Your Love

Eminem - Not Afraid (Produced by My Love Drakes Friend Boi 1da

Robyn - Dancing on my onw

Thats enough for now, more later...

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Fabulous 40 somethings...

A while ago I saw a post over at The Young, Black & Fabulous about Stacey Dash, now I hate it when I recognise someones face but cant think wherefrom so I wikipediad her and she is the girl from Clueless... now Miss Dash is 44......

I really hope I can look that good when I'm 44, and I started to wonder who else looks fab in their 40's!!!

Courtney Cox is 46

Demi Moore is 48 (GIRL IS NEARLY 50!!!)

Michelle Yeoh who is also 48 (and for me shes just GLAM not TRYING to stay young looking!)

Vanessa Williams is 47

Jane Seymour is 59 PEOPLE!

Iman (who would expect less from a SUPER model) is 55 but i found THIS picture which is quite interesting...

Beverly D'Angelo is 59 as well...

Brooke Shields is 45 and Fabulous!!

Carrie Grant is also 45 and looking off the wall but pretty damn good!

Sandra Bullock is an unbelievable 46

And last but by no means least Marisa Tomei who is also 46

I hope I have been blessed with half of these womens genes!!

Good for them!!