2018 – New Year – New Opportunities. πŸ’•

Welcome to my blog and happy Valentine’s Day! ❀️

I finally have time to breathe as I will be graduating this year. 

So anyway – let’s jump right into the make up look that will always work!

Those who are celebrating Valentine’s Day and plan on going for a supper, could do this look and end off with a bright red lipstick. 
I prefer matte lipsticks as it tends to stay on much longer! 

What do you think? Would you do this look? 


Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

To all my followers πŸ’•
Hope this day brings tons of love, happiness and gifts, and I hope you get to spend it with the people you love. ❀️ 

Be safe if you are traveling. πŸ™πŸ»

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Happy Holidays β˜€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ²

Hi All! 

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As its holiday season, I will start posting again in January. Next year is going to be a difficult one as I start some of my final year subjects. But I promise to post as often as I can! 
I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas & a very happy new year. I hope 2016 brings out only the best for you and your families, filled with love, health, happiness, successes and fulfilled dreams. 

Please stay safe if you’re traveling, look after yourself as well as your families. 
See you all in 2016 😘😘😘

Salmaa 🌹

Ocean Breeze 🌍


Good evening. As promised, I’ve done a quick eye review. Squeezed this in after Iftaar. (The time we break fast). 
Here I’ve done an eye I actually saw online and it caught my eye.. It has a golden inner eye with a sea-blue middle and a smokey effect at the end. 
I finished off with a gentle black line on the eye and some mascara. Nothing fancy, but very eye catching. 
Products used- 

β€’ LA Girl white Concealer (on the eye to achieve the actual colour of the eyeshadows.)

β€’ LA Girl Neon palette. 

β€’ Creative Glamour shimmer in “cappuccino”. 

β€’ NYX eye primer. 

β€’ MUD mascara. 

β€’ Catrice black liner. 
To achieve this look you need a basic palette with shimmers, as you know- I love using my shimmers when it comes to eyeshadows, I always feel it gives off a very bold look to the eye especially in person! 

Most of my pictures don’t do justice to the detail that I’ve put into doing the eye makeup, as I use an ordinary iPhone camera. I hope to do a photoshoot soon, and show you all some quality of the work and what a difference a good camera can make. 

What looks would you suggest I do next? Pop into my comment box, can’t wait to hear from you all! 

Salmaa πŸ’‹

Secret overnight fixes. β™₯️

πŸ˜€ Good Evening fellow bloggers…. This post comes with experience. It’s a few secrets from ME to YOU.. Below I leave you with quick solutions to some really annoying problems. I hope it helps you as much as it helps me! 

πŸ”ΉMy lips are usually always peeling especially when it comes to winter, around this time of the year. I tend to suffer with winter lips, which can be very uncomfortable, and not very appealing either. I’m sure at some point, you needed a quick fix for your lips, because for instance you have an interview the next morning and want to look and feel your best! Here’s what I do daily before I go to bed, I use the body shop lip butter. 😍I saw it on sale and figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try, this was the best decision I could have made. 

πŸ‘„ I apply it to my lips overnight. It has a creme base, which gives off like a pinkish-white color. All you need to do is massage it into your lips and you will see the colour disappearing (this is only if you are using it during the day) otherwise when going to bed it can be left like that, it also comes in different flavours, and my ultimate favorite would be strawberry. It has a sweet strawberry scent to it. 😍 

πŸ”ΉAnother issue I sometimes have is a pimple which decides to pop in the middle of my face! Or anywhere on my face for that matter. πŸ˜” it can be painful and very stubborn, so after trying almost any and every product or home remedy, I came across two that really work. πŸ‘‡πŸ»

πŸ‘‰πŸ» 1) Acne and Pimple Cream by Himalaya. ~ yes this will always be my first option! All you have to do is apply it to the affected area and leave it overnight, the next morning your zit will be almost, to fully dried out. It also brings down the inflammation in that area making the zit 1/2 of its size. (NB- please make sure to read the ingredients of the product before applying it to your skin due to any allergens)  

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πŸ‘‰πŸ» 2) My second best would be toothpaste! A cheap easy fix and every household should have this, well I’m hoping so πŸ˜‰. Apply this for as long as your skin can handle it. It does usually burn abit but eventually the pain subsides. I use it on a zit overnight and it also dries it up and decreases it in size. 

πŸ”ΉIf you’re a foundation person, you can usually cover up the zit by concealing and then applying foundation over. Just remember to wash your makeup off at night, as this is the number one reason why your skin gets clogged and causes all types of pimples, and also you will be prone to ageing skin. 

πŸ”ΉπŸ‘€ Another problem most people face is not enough sleep, causing your eyes to swell. Literally the best and probably the only way I have found to work, is cutting a cold cucumber and applying it to the eyes! It soothes the eyes, as well as bringing the puffiness down. 

– Potatoes are also great at bringing down puffiness! It has anti inflammatory properties which helps getting rid of the bags from your under your eyes! 

πŸ”Ήβ˜•οΈ trying to get rid of mouth ulcers? Pamper yourself with a cup of tea! Before adding the milk, remove the teabag and set aside to cool down abit. Apply it to the affected area in the mouth. This can be done as many times as needed. After a few days, the mouth ulcer will be healed. 😊 

Have any of you tried any of the above? 😘 Let me know what has worked for you, maybe I could learn a thing or two as well. ☺️


Salmaa πŸ’‹