Spring/Summer Wishlist

 

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So it is finally Summer in Sweden. 

Now it is time, really it is The Time to actually change the wardrobe. Instead of black and grey it is going to be filled up with all pink, blue and whites. I mean any light colors! My wardrobe needs a new life with colorful bags, shoes and cloths! It is time to please your eyes with color of sweetness. I am so much in love with pink and peaches these days.

So here is my wishlist ! (All pictures are collected from web)

  1. This bag from Michael kors is on my top list just because of the color! I love that pretty lock though!
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Michael Kors MK151H09Q-J11@12

2. I am in so much love with this cute little side bag by ALDO

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ALDO

3. Now a days I am in love with pumps and ofcourse nude pinks! Love this moderate high heels by Gabor.

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Rosy Pumps by Gabor

4. For more comfy I want theses almost flat but still with a little heels, ballerina style by Lamica

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Ballerina by Lamica

5. I would love so much to decorate my Thomas Sabo bracelet with some cute charms and this Rose charm is everything 

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Rose Charm by Thomas Sabo

6.  This rose gold bead by Thomas Sabo I need to own. It is so pretty, my heart melts everytime I look at it.

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Bead by Thomas Sabo

7. Another love charm by Thomas Sabo in my wishlist.

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Love chram by Thomas Sabo

8. I am so much in love with Essie nail polishes. They have really good quality and I like the gel types, specially for the creamy effect. So these below are in my list…..

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Model Citizen
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9. This nail polishes by KIKO is just amazing, in a budget price. This shade below is out of stock in the shops currently but the sales people gave me hopes that it will return to their stock soon! 

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375 Bois de rose by KIKO

10. I have several favorite watches on my wishlist but for spring or summer I need this….

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Rosegold watch by Michael kors

11. This is something I must have very soon! Dior my Love ! I need both Dior sugar scrub and the lip balm glow in the shade berry! They contain SPF 10 which I really need during this summer.

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12.Last but not the least I need this perfume by chanel coco mademoiselle. I have heard so much good things about it and definitely it is one of my favorite frangrance as I loved the test bottle!

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So these are all in my current wishlist for Spring / Summer shopping.

Please let me know what do you think about my list! I would love to know if I have similar taste with any of you girls. 

Looking forward to get them all but gradually and ofocurse comment below about your thoughts!

Best wishes!!!

Sadia

What I did in Geneva

I am super excited to share with you some experiences of my 22 days long trip to Switzerland! It happened all in a sudden. I planned pretty nicely within short a notice and covered all those places all over Switzerland that was on my wish list. Yes there are few places still left that I skipped thinking that they might be less interesting for this time.

Most of my time I spent in Geneva following my husband who actually went there for working purpose but for me it was totally holidays.

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During these 22 days I also spent some time in Paris about which I will be talking later. That is whole another story.

Most people think or as far I have noticed that people say there is nothing much to do or see in Geneva for holiday purpose. Many people consider Geneva only as a financial centre and a place of international organizations as because the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and Red Cross is situated there. It is true in some sense and yes if you just going to spend three days in Switzerland then you should keep more time for other dramatic cities. But if you are lucky to have more time then it is wise to explore as much you can and spending time in Geneva is totally worthy. I am going to highlight here the places in Geneva that I really loved.

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Geneva is sourrounded by Jura mountains and Apls. The most charming thing about Geneva is the dramatic view of Mont Blanc.  Lake Geneva is really amazing. There are many other beautiful lakes around the country but you cannot compare one with the other. Each of them has something unique. This beautiful lake Geneva is shared between Switzerland and France. Where ever I went within the city I could see the lake view and it seems to be totally different from each place of the city. The lake has different shades of blue which changes with weather conditions and the reflection of sky.

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I sat there for long hours and never realized how time passed by. I was lost in memories. There are different parks around the like. I took bus or tram and randomly got down where ever I found something charming. Lake Geneva offers something wonderful each season that I heard but April was fantastic I must say. If you want to see the colors then April to august is the best time. I was lucky to have a really colorful warm April but if you are going there for short visit it is wise to choose June to August for a surely warm nature. During May even you may find gloomy and rainy weather so better not take the risk!

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For a relaxed pampering afternoon Lake Geneva is fantastic. What I really liked about lake Geneva is that it glitters when the beautiful morning sunshine reflects!

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I was amazed to see the magical beauty of the fountain Jet d´Eau which is the famous landmark of the city. This beauty is visible throughout the city! I Even you can enjoy the view of this large fountain from the air.

Parc mon repos is a beautiful park and I would say the best lake view you can get from there. This place is so much blue and so beautiful. It has amazingly decorated flower garden. You will love walking around it. If you want to see some highlights of the trip then check it here

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Another place I must mention and that is Jardin Bontanique. It is such a calm and quiet place to spend some time in the middle of the nature. If you are a plant lover then you are definitely going to love it otherwise you will still love the nature. It is nicely decorated with plants. In a sunny afternoon if you are looking for a mild sunbath in somewhere green then this is the place.

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As I was there for near about a month I bought one month travel card so I could enjoy everything within the city by riding all kind of transports which was awesome!

Everyone speaks French but still they are all very helpful to reply in English any time. When I asked for any information or any help everyone spoke English to me when  they realized I need it in English. People there are really nice and helpful. Especially the older generation was so kind and nice. They would love to talk to you even though they do not know you.

I loved any food I tried there. Especially their dairy products amazingly tasted good. Anything with cheese tasted super good. I know I do not need to mention anything about Swiss Chocolates and cookies. They create heaven inside the mouth.

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For Shopping do not forget to go to a station named Molard. If you take the tram and get down to the station named Molard and then just walk around, you will find all different branded shops and everything that is luxury. Gare Cornavin is the central station from where you can take all the bus and trains to all over the country. Walk around the central station and you will find a lot of fun places and shopping areas.

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For shopping you should not miss three big malls. Yes they are similar inside but if you have time then there is nothing wrong to visit them all. One of them is Balexert where you get everything under one roof. My favorite shopping mall is Manor. The ground floor of this shopping mall is the heaven for makeup lovers and fashion junkies. I loved the food court at the top floor. You will get a chance to try varieties of food there that includes from starter to dessert everything. There are lots of choices for main meal as well. The last shopping mall is Praille which is kind of similar to Balexert but what is nice here is that you have gaming options including bowling. So if you love that, you may pay a visit.

That’s is all for now!

I will come back with more fun informations about another city next time

XOXO!

Sadia

What Is Inside My Beauty Bag

Travelling is so much exciting but there are many things to keep in mind while you travel. One of the important things is to make a list of what things you need to carry while you travel. It totally depends on what purpose you are travelling and for how long. But please make a list, that helps.

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Today I would like to highlight the skincare and makeup products that you all ladies should remember while you go on a vacation for days long. I will share what I do usually. You can always add something, replace or reduce according to your needs. It is your bag so freedom is yours!

When I am on vacation for several days and plan to photoshoot or go for dinner dates of course I cannot think myself without putting on makeup. So I need to plan and organize my beauty bag. The World´s most precious bag…….isn´t it?

Now come to the main point.

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What is inside my Sephora Pouch

FACE

I always carry a foundation, concealer and a setting powder while I travel for several days or even a 2 night cruise trip. Currently I am in so much love with the foundation by Laura Mercier. To hide all the acne spots and dark patches I am so much in love with my concealer and corrector palette by Mac. For highlighting under eyes no concealer works better than Nars. I love different setting powders specially the translucent one by Laura Mercier but during travel I love to carry the yellow power by Beauty Bakerie. I always get tanned while travel and the yellow powder help so much to brighten me up. It also helps to instantly make you look fresh and hides all the tiredness. For highlight, contour and blush I just adore so much the Naked Flushed Palette by Urban Decay. You have everything in one small palette which is so much convenient and helps me to get the perfect shades that I need. While travelling all day long sometimes I need some touch ups or even there are days when I do not like to have any foundations, then I use Pro Finish pan by MakeUpForEver. It can be easily used instead of a foundation on a well moisturized skin. Just Love it.

EYES

I cannot think of my makeup completed unless I have my eyes done. So here comes my eye make-up kit! For eyeshadow base I always need my Mac Paint Pot which also helps to make the canvas of my eyelid ready to play with colors while hiding any visible veins or discoloration. Though I feel like to take with me all my favorite eye palettes which is not possible at all so what I do to have beautiful eyes and still not making my bag heavy at all, I take with me the smallest pallets. I really love the Coastal Scents Palettes. They are super easy to carry, the palette contains vibrant colors and very convenient for both to carry and have dramatic eye makeups at the same time. As you can see in the pictures the palette that I have, contains neutral to brown, Blues and even black that allows you to create varieties of looks. This palette is the Go To London palette by Coastal Scents. I love my blackest kohl pencil by Urban Decay which does not spread even after the end of a long day and this is important while you travel. I love Bobbi Brown cream eyeliner to carry with me. There are two reasons that I love it. First of all it doesn’t spread and holds all day long on my lids in the same beautiful way. Secondly I can even use it to do my brows. As I have naturally shaped quiet dense eye brow, I just do some touch ups and it works well. I do not carry my Anastasia Brow Pomade while I travel.

Yes mascara! Roller Lash by Benefit is perfect for waterproof curly long lashes. I love it.

LIPS

For lips I would say I carry lipsticks but lip balm is a must have. Tony Moly cherry lip balm is small, cute and super hydrating. For lipstick I love to have one bright lipstick preferably Red. For any special place I go or if I feel to have a dramatic look, red lips are something I adore, otherwise nude ones are of course there all the time in my purse. Here you see in the picture, I had Metro Matte lipstick by Mac in the shade Dance With Me. Other than that nude ones are by Stilla and Anastasia. You can choose any shade that you love. But remember one nude and one bright is needed for all purpose. Do not forget lip balm that you need all the time.

MAKE-UP TOOLS

The tools are mandatory for a perfect makeup look look. The more natural you want to look, the more blending you need and the tools help. My beauty blender is always there with me. Other than that I have my kabuki brush by Sigma, 3 eye brushes by Sigma for applying eyeshadow, inner corners and blending, A blush brush or a powder brush by Sigma(just one works for travel time), eyebrow brush by Anastasia and my most favorite eyeliner brush by Laura Mercier. My Sephora pouch helps me to organize all these beauties in one place. Thanks Sephora for this beauty bag.

This was pretty much about makeup. Now I want to share a little story of skin care during travel.

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While you travel do not ignore your skin

SKIN CARE

I love to have my Lush face moisturizer. While you are in Europe weather betrays you all the time and moisturizer becomes the biggest and best friend. This cream was sent to me by Lush is super hydrating which I prefer using at night and even sometime during daytime. It is a light weight plastic container which is so easy to carry.

For body cream I prefer any flavor by Body Shop depending on the season. I prefer more the body creams by Rituals but when I travel those seem to be pretty huge containers and again body shop packaging is more travel friendly. A face wash could be any of that you love. I have so many favorites and I often switch.

Nivea sensitive after shave balm is something works as a magic 😉 You know why?  This is my primer while I travel so both me and my husband can use it without carrying one extra material.

I adore all nighter make up setting spray by Urban Decay. This is must have whether you are traveling or not. Then another favorite thing is the face mist or face water by Lush. It is super soothing. After long travel hours it really sooths the skin and also it helps to clean the face. The last thing I cannot go without mentioning is the banana hand cream by Tony Moly. I love this and this cream is always in my bag.

That is pretty much all. Hope to come back with some travel stories in my upcoming blog.

XOXO!

Sadia

Stockholm Beauty Week 2017

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Stockholm Beauty Week just ended a day ago. It was wonderful 3 days from 24th to 26th of April. There were combination of beauty and food which was amazing. All the awesome brands were there together and was offering varieties of special offers for their products.

It was full of events, mingle and beauty shows. I was happy to meet in person the owners and wonderful people people working on my favorite brands. Though it had entry ticket 100 SEK but for bloggers and beauty influencers it was free of cost, instead we got a badge which made me feel honored 🙂

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I actually ran there for two reasons. First of all its beauty week in Stockholm so I must be there as a beauty writer and I wanted to see all amazing brands together. Secondly, my favorite GLOWiD and Sheet Happens were taking part there together. Though I was having super busy day but after work just ran there to meet them in person for the 1st time! I am so much obsessed with korean skin care products and now I know the reason why it has become such a hype! There are true reasons behind it. Nothing could be better but these different serum and masks are affordable, easy and  best skin care options at home.

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I got two new amazing masks from GLOWid which I was super excited to try. Already tried the Vita Propolis which was simply awesome and will be ordering again. The other one is TeaTree which I will let you know once I use it. I will write about all the masks in details later.

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I got introduced there to another brand that is Noxidoxi a french brand and got some products from them in sample size. I am pretty impressed using them specially the cleanser which is moisturizing at the same time. I am looking forward to use more of their products.

 

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There was also another brand that I like Face Stockholm. They are gorgeous and came with at least 20% discount offer at their stall.

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There were many other different brands and bloggers visiting them which looked amazing! I loved the warm welcome with rose and chocolate at the entrance! Overall had a very nice experience! Really loved meeting the owners of GLOWiD and Sheet Happens! These girls are awesome entrepreneurs, beautiful and friendly! I am so happy that they are focusing on these sheet masks which has those ingredients that your skin actually needs to clear up. The offers and the box that they are providing are so much helpful cause it makes the decision easier to choose what to buy. Each month getting a box full of mixed skincare in affordable price is really amazing and totally worth the money!

I wish I could spend much more time there but due to all other works I could not. I am still happy that I was there!

XOXO !

Sadia

Stockholm to Geneva with AirBerlin

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I love to travel. This journey of traveling started long back when I was 10 months old. I traveled to Iran with my parents and lived there for several years. After that I traveled to so many countries within Asia and Europe. I am blessed to enjoy the beauties of so many places. I consider myself lucky enough because after getting married I got a partner who also loves to travel and he is a good travel planner.

The funny fact is despite of so much traveling I still suffer from flight phobia.  Especially last time when I traveled back home from Sweden by Turkish Airline it was the worst experience. After that my flight phobia increased so much that I was wishing not to travel anymore by air. But my passion to see the world never let me to do so.

Suddenly last month we had to travel from Sweden to Switzerland. It was more like spending a short vacation for me and accompanying my husband to work with WHO( World Health Organization). I spent months of stressful time with work, studies plus household works and finally was happy, thinking that now I can relax sometime in Switzerland, my dream land.  I was searching all the time that which airlines will be a good option for a comfortable flight. Thinking about flying was stressing me out again. Finally, decided to travel by AirBerlin.

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Düsseldorf to Geneva ( p.c-Internet)

So now I want to share my flying experience with AirBerlin. This was my first travel with AirBerlin. Stockholm was sunny for about 3 days in a row that time but the day I was supposed to fly was really foggy which I was not expecting at all. Surprisingly it was so foggy at 12 at noon and difficult to see anything far. I felt that again I was going to have a bad flight experience.

In reality, I would say I loved flying with AirBerlin. Though for luggage had to pay extra and everything you need like food or drink needed to be paid separately because nothing is included. But I wanted to have a steady flight, without any bumping and a smooth take off with smooth landing. I would say Air Berlin fulfilled those expectations pretty nicely.

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We were ready to land 
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I was so excited and couldn’t wait to land 🙂

Though it was windy and foggy during takeoff, it was a very smooth flight and such a relief for me. The flight was short with 1 stop. So I had my connecting flight from Düsseldorf airport.  The 1st flight was in such an aircraft which looked the way pretty much I expected but still I was not fully satisfied. It was NIKI aircraft which has partnership with AirBerlin and they run these small duration flights and usually the cheaper ones. The outlook of the 2nd aircraft made me super nervous because it was a really small one with old fashioned wings and long wheels. To me it was an antique piece which I would love to see in an old movies rather than flying on it. But once again it was such a smooth flight and didn’t feel like I was flying. I loved it afterwards. There was enough space inside and it was just a 1 hour and 30 mintues flight from Düsseldorf to Geneva, so I am happy enough with the awesome chocolate I got at the end of my flight.

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These chocolates were pretty to look at and melts inside mouth which gives such happiness beyond description 🙂

It was overall a very short pleasant flight and I spent my timing reading the magazines that was provided. Time flew really fast!

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I landed in my dreamland and then the story continued and you can read everything through my upcoming blog posts…………………………………

XOXO!

Sadia

 

Happy Wishes……………!

Hello My Lovely Readers!

I wish you all a very very happy new year! I wish that all your good wishes come true and this year becomes so beautiful to celebrate more happy years ahead. A new year starts with new hopes and we all should try to be positive in our life. Everybody has ups and downs in life which are all positive if we learn at least something from the past mistakes. Each year we grow older and the achievement is being a little more wiser from our past experiences.

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My new years lovely little plant and alcohol free drink for our small celebration

31st night in Stockholm was Gorgeous. We had a late night walk in a group and went to enjoy watching the gorgeous fireworks. Stockholm city is so magical  during winter nights with all the Christmas lighting and decorations. It was a bit warmer last night compared to other chilling cold evenings. Everywhere there was a festive mood. This is the night when we get to see so many people gathering and it feels awesome.

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A beautiful New Years Eve

I did some videos to share but in reality in looked much nicer. When you are in an environment where everyone is wishing and sharing their joy together that is a whole new heart warming feelings.

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The new year started by visiting friends and I really enjoyed the beautiful sunshine of 2017.

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A Lovely Day Indeed

I wish you all once again a very happy new year. Stay safe and healthy.

Love,

Sadia

 

A Bomb @ my door

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THAT UNFORGETTABLE MORNING SUNSHINE 

I woke up a little late that day and planned to stay home and only relax. I opened up my window and became astonished to see the beautiful golden sparkling sunlight over the snow, shining like diamonds. It refreshed my mind. I grabbed a warm cup of coffee and the cupcake that I baked last night. I was listening to music and browsing on my laptop checking different pages related to fashion and lifestyle and was organizing my board in pinterest! After such long time I felt like spending a totally stress less day. Yes! Life is beautiful indeed.

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SUNSHINE IS LIKE DIAMOND IN THE SKY
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THIS COFFEE MAKES MY DAY

Suddenly my mobile screen popped up showing a massage on my phone. A parcel arrived and waiting for me! WOW!!! “Parcels” specially the surprising ones are always exciting and my favorite. I could not wait to collect my parcel and surprisingly it was a huge box by LUSH !!!!! I was really amazed to receive the heavy box and was wondering what could be inside!

I opened the box and my happiness knew no bounds! There were 4 full size skin essentials. I love skin care products and LUSH sent me some real happiness to play with my skin care regime. Instantly I tried all of them to check how that feels and in one word I felt amazing. Then I thought I should try them at least a week to know better and then I will let all know about my exact feelings.

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LOVE FROM LUSH

I would say this whole box is a love bomb. I have fallen in so much love with some of them that I feel they are no more in the level of likeness but these are now my needs. So let’s go through them one by one.

I would love to start with the Facial Moisturizer by LUSH. I have used many high end good moisturizers but this one is a must have. This is super hydrating without feeling greasy at all. While massaging the cream over face in circular motion it provides an unusual feeling of comfort. It smells very mild and delicious. The ingredients are specially chosen for sensitive skin. After application it feels light and comfortable but gives a feeling of protection and super soft hydrated healthy skin. It can be used both day and night. But I prefer using at night because during the day I prefer the one with higher SPF. This moisturizer is “Just The Thing” that our normal to dry skin need for Nordic winter. This is a must have and I mark it 10 out of 10.

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FACIAL MOISTURIZER

The next thing I have on my hand is face and body cleanser by LUSH but I prefer to mention it rather a mask. The first thing I would love to mention about this product is that after I opened the cap I just wanted to eat the whole jar. I guess everyone can imagine now how delicious it smells. It has a caramel flavor blended with cinnamon and feels like a jar of candy or flavored ice-cream. It is basically mixture of maize and cinnamon as mentioned in the jar. It is recommended to take a piece of the product in the palm of the hand and mix with water to make a paste then apply over the skin. It cleans the face perfectly while keeping intact all moisture which is fantastic. This product is rated 10 out of 10 to me.

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FACE AND BODY CLEANSING MASK

The Next thing is a super soothing product and that is beauty water. I simply love it. This water is a combination of rose and lavender which has such a calming effect on skin. It can be added to daily cleansing regime or just for a calming effect pump according to need. The rosy lavender aroma just wakes me up with each pump of spray. I will definitely purchase after I finish this bottle. As you can compare it with other rose waters in some points so I would give it 8 out of 10.

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The last thing I got in this box is a bar like, oval shaped Serum which is known as Full Of Grace Serum by LUSH. It is recommended to use directly on skin or melt some amount in the palm of the hands with water and then massage all over face and neck. This serum is super moisturizing and the skin becomes super soft after wash. This product is too thick and I find a bit difficulty to wash but still after washing the skin becomes soft like baby skin. I am not so much fan of this product but it is good for skin indeed. The other thing I want to mention is that I don’t like the super strong cosmetic smell of this serum bar. It might be good for some people but personally I prefer more the delicious food smells of the other products. I may give 6 out of 10 for this one.

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FULL OF GRACE SERUM

Overall I am super happy with most of the products that I got in this box. I have found the secret gem of such easy and delicious way of having healthy, clean skin by LUSH cruelty free products. To check all the products by LUSH you can visit the website here.

Yes! this whole package was the bomb that blasted on my skin resulting a new way of learning easy and instant skin care. I hope this holiday season will bring so much joy for all of you. A small present from LUSH to the dearest one will not only be special but also very useful to share with each other.

Love,

Sadia

A Black Member

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Two and a half years back when I first arrived in Stockholm, the things I used to enjoy was the beauty of nature and the cold drinking water. Water is something everybody enjoys drinking here. Now I am kind of used to with the  beauty of nature here which does not amaze me so much as before.

What about the shopping experience ? It was a whole new experience for me. Coming from Asia where everything is so colorful and happening, suddenly turned into a serious grey black color where the light shines only if I turn it on myself. The life in Stockholm was kind of boring and dull. But still I used to enjoy things because it was a new experience. Instead of colorful glittery fine cloths and sandals I had to buy up to knee length, super heavy boots and oversized jackets to get packed for Nordic winter. It was also difficult in terms of buying makeup products. My oily skin turned into super dry flaky one which was quiet difficult to manage for the first few days of my arrival. Not only that but it was also about the availability of the products and knowing what I really need. Though many high end brands are available here but still not all of them and even if I find the brands I do not find all the products. That is kind of sad.

So just few months back Sephora in Sweden started their membership program. I signed up at the very first day and became a white card member. Since then I have started to enjoy shopping with them and always get some free samples at different occasions. After gathering first 1800 points I could be  A Black Card Memeber which is their VIP membership.

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The benefit of a black card memebership is getting a lot of free samples all the time and also getting offers in different occasions. After each 1800 there is always a goodie bag offer for the Black members. Compared to many other countries it is not too many  FREE offers but still Sephora in Sweden is getting better by time. Last time I gota big Sephora bag with pouch and many different high brand products inside.

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Getting a birthday gift is something very sweet for their members. The sample products are quite good size and usable for a long time which is really nice. I loved the lip balm I got which is made by Sephora in the flavor cola. There were many other products that I got from Make up forever, benefit. Kat Von D, Too faced and many more in Goodie bags.

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Usually I visit Sephora in Bibliotekgatan more often as it is near home but Sephora in Taby centrum and Nacka is so huge and so much fun to visit. If you have got any exciting product to try and test from Sephora let me know below 🙂 Share all your fun moments with me 😀

Happy Shopping !!!

XoXo!

Sadia

 

Salad everyday!

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Am  I a veggie lover? Not at all. From my childhood I always tried to avoid vegetables and jump into the bowl of proteins like meat, fish or carbs. Any junk or unhealthy food always used to attract me and still it does. We are lucky that we have our parents specially mom who takes care of proper diet and fight to feed us vegetables in any form even though we do our best to escape. But as we grow up most of us get blessed with the sense of healthy diet. Specially when we live far away from our parents and miss them so much then we recall their advises more often and act accordingly.

Now I get surprise each day when I go to supermarkets and buy tons of vegetables myself. That does not mean I am so much in love with it but I know how valuable they are for health. With advancement of age, now I realize even more that how important it is to take care of own health but in a simpler way. We need to make the things easy on our own way;so that we can be able to become passionate about healthy habits.

In my every meal I try to add a portion of vegetable and I feel like a bowl of salad is simply great to make a meal delicious. I make varieties of salad depending on my mood but a very easy to go, almost daily consumable salad is what I am going to write about now.

Ingredients

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This is the recipe for 1 serving salad:

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2 Cherry tomatoes

1 Cucumber

1/2 Lettuce

1/4 Red onion

2 Mushrooms

1/2 Green chili

1 tsp Olive oil

Few drops Lemon juice

Salt-according to taste

Black pepper-according to taste

Salad spice -according to taste

The amount of everything varies upon how much salad you would love to eat. This amount is perfect for a small bowl for one person but you can always minimize and maximize the amount. Slice all vegetables with a sharp knife and mix all the ingredients well then serve fresh!

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I feel that you all are going to enjoy this simple salad so much ! It takes just 5 minutes for preparation. Enjoy this with any of your favorite dish!!!

XOXO!!!

Sadia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cozy Winter Night

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Beautiful sparkling winter

I enjoy the beauty of each and every season. Winter is something so dreamy. I believe that identifying the essence of each season and finding the comfort zone  definitely opens the opportunity to enjoy it to the fullest.

Winter nights are long and obviously most comfortable nights. Many people complains because they find winter time boring due to lack of productiveness. I would say this is the time to use the energy for more creativity while staying totally cozy in most comfortable way.

First we need to find the essentials and then add some charms on it :)! I do not want to plan anything to make it an expensive one but definitely it is going to be a precious one. After all budgets are important around this time of the year. If you need to stick to one check out this tool. Plan before winter arrives , so you stay in total comfort from very beginning of the season.

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Candles warm you up and lightens the long dark nights

Make sure your room temperature is appropriate. Heating up your room to optimum temperature is most important for remaining productive. Proper lighting will elevate the mood. Light up some candles around the corners of the room which will not only provide light but also warmth and the environment will be more dreamy.

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favorite hot chocolate drink

Drink you favorite hot drink and my favorite is hot chocolate drink. In winter we don’t really get thirsty but that doesn’t mean that we will skip drinking the amount of fluid that our body needs. Soup, coffee, green tea, chocolate or caramel drink can easily keep us hydrated. Winter nights are long so keep some nuts and crunchy stuffs in your reach while working on your laptop or reading your favorite Novel.

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Put on your favorite knitted socks which will keep you warm and cozy. Wear your favorite pajama set and layer with your favorite robe specially if there is a knitted one which is more warming. I have passion for sleep wears. “Adore Me” is my dreamland for night wears what ever the season is. They have the most comfortable and stylish sleep wears which you can find just by clicking in this link

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Good night sleep tight
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So much comfort
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Winter essentials

Watching favorite TV series or movies are my most favorite night time activity during winter time. As nights are long I have more time for my own activities. Sometime I love sitting in the favorite corner of my room and paint something either on canvas or over a piece of glass to make a decorative piece. Writing blogs while sitting with my laptop on my bed covering my feet under warm blanket feels amazing. Some light music also plays important role to elevate my mood.

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Cozy bed – all that I need

Last but not the least I love so much to have a quick massage on my feet with my favorite foot cream just before sleep. It is so comforting and helps me so much for a sound sleep.

Winter is beautiful ! Make this winter time cozy at home and enjoy the best out of it 🙂

Love you all so much !!

XOXO!

Sadia