Beauty
Makeup Haul

Makeup Haul

I’ve been slowly but surely trying to update my makeup kit. I’ve reached a point in my life where I can’t afford the time to be applying makeup meticulously every morning …well- I can, but that means sacrificing sleep and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Let’s face it, I just can’t be...
Dior J'adore Dupe

Dior J’adore Dupe

So, in my quest to find myself a go-to fragrance, I’ve found that most of the ones I seem to really like are well over my budget *sigh*. Yes, despite now working a career and earning my own money for once in my life, I still find myself taken aback when turning the tag to...
Metallic Tattoos

Metallic Tattoos

I try to avoid conforming to the “latest” fashion trends, because I have always been someone that’s preferred to think outside of the box and express this in the way I present myself; however, there are some trends that are just difficult to ignore- like these graphic tattoos that have caused a storm ever since...
B Prepared Makeup Primer

B Prepared Makeup Primer

So lately, i had been growing increasingly lazy with my makeup and beauty routine- and it was starting to really show. I wanted to look presentable and bang tidy day in and out but was not prepared to commit to waking up extra early every morning to perfect my makeup. I thought the key to...
Smoky Not Smudgy 2013

Smoky Not Smudgy 2013

Wow. So it’s been exactly 18 months since my first ever post on here, and pretty much a 1 year ago since my last post on Smoky not Smudgy.  If you want to refresh your memory about this event, you can see last year’s post about it here.  Just to give you a quick recap,...
Wedding Post

Wedding Post

Sooo, those of you who saw me snapping away at the wedding probably saw this one coming… WHAT WEDDING? Well i went to a Barwani wedding on Friday following the assisting of my aunt in preparing the bride and her bridal posse. It was one hell of a tiring day but i was pretty pleased...
Desio Contact Lenses

Desio Contact Lenses

If any of you are regular watchers of makeup artists whether it be on facebook fan-pages or instagram, i’m sure you’re well aware of the recent Desio Eyes rage within the cosmetic blogosphere. Desio Lens is a recently established Italien cosmetic contact lens manufacturer, producing lenses which are much more strikingly natural-looking than most in today’s...
Makeup Post

Makeup Post

Instagram is like, the home of MUA’s and i’m constantly browsing their pages finding out new things every week. There was this new brush set trending around the makeup community which consisted of only the essential eyeshadow brushes, but knowing me, i opted away from buying it for the sake of my crumbling bank account....
Healthy eats: Avacado and Strawberry Smoothie

Healthy eats: Avacado and Strawberry Smoothie

HALLOW BEEPAL So, there’s a box of strawberries in my fridge and my mum is all like ‘oooh zeinab eat the strawberries before they go bad, make them into a smoothie with the avacados even, those were a hit back in kenya.’ Avacados and strawberries? Why didnt i think of that before?! GENIUS. Did you...
Eating for Fat loss and Fitness

Eating for Fat loss and Fitness

The first few demented signs of spring have been appearing in London, minus the icy cold winds and snow of course- and this has been quite the kick-start for motivation for a lot of people to get fit for the summer. Everyone wants to emerge from their winter cocoons looking brighter and more beautiful than...
Healthy Eats: Apple-Nut and cinnamon granola.

Healthy Eats: Apple-Nut and cinnamon granola.

Granola is the best snack when you’re looking for a healthy alternative. HECK, i even forget that it’s meant to be healthy when i’m eating it because it’s good enough to qualify as a comfort food (in moderation, of course 🙂 ). I’m a huge fan of apple crumble so decided to make a granola...
Melt and Pour Soap Making

Melt and Pour Soap Making

There was a particular soap i was looking to buy online but the shipping prices were ridiculous, so i decided to try and replicate it at home using the melt and pour method of soap making. This was my first ever time making soap and i have to admit, the technicalities involved will probably put...