23 April 2016

The Liebster Award

I've been nominated by the lovely NataĊĦa for the Liebster Award, and she wrote down some really interesting questions for me to answer! Sora also nominated me for the award, but unfortunately, I saw it after I had already wrote the post.. However, thanks for the nomination, girls!

I'll leave all the details for this, along with my questions and nominees down below! I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!

1. How did you decide to start a blog?
I've always been into makeup and beauty, it was something I had so much fun doing, and so I felt like I needed an outlet to share my love with the world, which is why I decided to start a little blog and write about my interests. 

2. Are you proud of your blog right now or you think you could do it better?
I'm proud of my blog but I do aim to make it better and better. I want to grow and be able to produce more content with great quality, and I'm on the path to do so now! 

3. Is there anything you don't like about blogging?
I don't think there is? I thoroughly enjoy doing it and being a part of it!

4. What motivates you to write posts?
I always imagine myself creating content that I would enjoy reading, which is what motivates me to do good on this blog! I wanna always be proud of the posts I write.

5. What is something that you always wanted? And did you ever get it?
I can't think of something specific right now, haha. However, I will say that I feel really blessed with everything that I do have, even if I don't have everything I want!

6. If you could have a dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Hmm, tough question! I think if it was someone alive, it would be Benedict Cumberbatch, haha! That's the first person that came to mind. I love his acting, especially on Sherlock (aah, one of my favorite shows), and I think it would definitely be an interesting dinner..

7. Some of your most favorite lyrics?
The first thing that I thought of is "Head in the clouds, but my gravity's centered" (that's actually my Instagram bio) which is part of Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood. I love those guys so much, they're one of my favorite bands! The lyrics, to me, mean that even though I dream big and want to achieve some amazing things, I have to stay focused and deal with reality and actually make it happen. Overall, music is a really big part of my life and I definitely get attached to songs and lyrics a lot.

8. Is there something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?
Definitely dyeing my hair silver/platinum blond! I see everyone doing it these days, and they look amazing with that hair colour, but I can't imagine myself ever doing it!

9. What is your favorite Disney movie?
I don't think I really have one :( They're all great but cartoons aren't really my thing..

10. What's your dream job?
I'd love to work in the makeup industry, but something that also relates to business/marketing.. Maybe PR? I'm still trying to figure it out! If any of you reading this has a job related to those things, tell me what you think of it? Help a little girl out, haha.

11. If tomorrow was the end of the world what would be your last meal?
That's a cool question.. I think I'd go for a nice yummy burger! Or some boneless buffalo wings with chili cheese fries! I think I'll be dreaming about them now..

So that's all for these questions! That was actually so fun, I loved doing it! Here are my questions for the nominees.

For Nominees:

Dear nominees, to accept your Liebster Award you should thank the Liebster blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Okay, now we would like to set some rules for the nominated bloggers.

Here are the rules you have to follow:

1 - Show your gratitude towards the blog that has nominated you and link back to that blog in your post.
2 - Answer the 11 questions posted for you by that blog.
3 - Nominate 11 new bloggers in your post, who have less then 200 followers.
4 - Ask 11 unique questions to new bloggers.
5 - Inform them by commenting your post link in their comment section.

My Nominees are:

Questions For Nominees:
  1.  Who's your favorite beauty or fashion blogger/vlogger?
  2.  If you could change one thing about makeup, what would it be?
  3.  What's your favorite makeup product?
  4.  What motivates you to write posts?
  5.  If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, and have a conversation with them, who would it be?
  6.  What's a thing you must do each morning when you wake up?
  7.  What's your favorite song at the moment?
  8.  If you could have one thing in the world, anything you want, what would it be?
  9.  What's one thing you want to achieve before this year ends
  10. What is the last movie you watched?
  11. What is the last song you listened to?
Thanks for reading, guys. I can't wait to see what all the other amazing nominees will answer! Also, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me reach 100 followers on Bloglovin'! I know it's not a big number, but it means a lot to me. Hopefully, our little family will continue to grow.

9 April 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams: Review and Swatches

Hey guys! I'm so excited for this post. A few posts ago, I did a Drugstore Makeup Haul and I promised I would review these lip creams, so here I am! These are the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, which have quickly become some of my favorite lip products among my collection. NYX have an amazing range to choose from, and even better, they just added new shades to the collection (which look absolutely gorgeous!)

Before I get to the actual review, here are the new shades they added in case you are interested.
I can't wait to get my hands on some of these, especially the top four shades, how gorgeous are they?

2 April 2016

This Month's Music Favorites #1

Hey guys! Since it's time for a monthly favorites, I thought I'd try something different than what I normally do. This month, I decided to combine some of my favorite tunes into a playlist and share that with the world, since music is one of my favorite things for sure!

I had a look at what music I've been listening to the most in March and what I've really enjoyed, and so I ended up with a playlist filled with a combination of House tunes. Give it a listen and let me know what you guys think!

Here's a list of the 10 tracks that are on the playlist:
  • The Him - Feels Like Home (feat. Son Mieux)
  • Major Lazer - Light It Up (feat. NYLA & Fuse ODG) [Remix]
  • Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)
  • Shaggy - It Wasn't Me (Le Boeuf Remix)
  • DJ Snake - Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)
  • John Newman - Come And Get It (Embody Remix)
  • Freedom Fry - Shaky Ground (Feast. Remix)
  • Kygo - Stay (feat. Maty Noves)
  • Michael Calfan - Nobody Does It Better
  • Klingande - Losing U

I also wanted to add some more songs I've been loving (in case you really enjoyed the tunes from the playlist). These are a mix of different genres, because my music taste is all over the place, it's okay...

  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean 
  • G-Eazy - Me, Myself & I (feat. Bebe Rexha)
  • Sia - Cheap Thrills 
  • The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya)
  • WALK THE MOON - Shut Up And Dance

Okay, that's enough. (Unless you still want more songs, then my SoundCloud account is always there).

Thanks for reading guys! Let me know which song was your favorite and what you think of the playlist!

12 March 2016

Drugstore Makeup Haul

Hey guys! Oh, how much I've missed this blog! The reason I've been away, as per usual, was because of school and all that jazz, you know how it is… I’ve been wanting to write a new post for a while now, so I decided to just go for it. I wanted this post to be short and sweet, so I figured what's better than a big drugstore haul. 

I bought these products over the span of a month, and some I received as a birthday present from my amazing friends! I haven’t gotten around to trying them all properly, but I will leave my opinion on the things that I did try. Aahh, the feeling of fresh makeup products... 

First things first, these are the things that I was most excited about! I got a couple of these from my sister and some others from my best friend, Nour, and I was soo happy I got these (thank you guys!)... The NYX soft matte lip creams! The shades (left to right) are: London, Istanbul, San Paulo, Transylvania. I've heard the best reviews about these liquid lipsticks and everyone seems to adore them, and so when I finally got my hands on them, I felt like a little kid on Christmas. Everyone was right, these lip creams are amazing! The colour pay-off is so good, plus the shades and the lasting power of all of them are also amazing. Honestly, I have nothing bad to say about these so far. I will be doing a more in-depth review with swatches soon, so stay tuned! Along with the lip creams, I got this NYX retractable lip liner in the shade MPL01 Natural

Next up, I bought these two things from Wet n Wild. The Megalength waterproof mascara and the color icon blusher in Heather Silk. Wet n Wild are known for their highly-pigmented blushes and how good they are, so I'm excited to check this out!

Now onto Essence. Most of these products are actually repurchases of things that I've previously tried and love! The only thing that was a new addition is the Waterproof Eyeliner Pen. I bought this based on Tati's (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) recommendation, I've tried this once and I'm hooked! I will be trying it out more and writing a post about it! I previously wrote a review on the I <3 Extreme crazy volume mascara, which you can find here. The lipliner shades that I got are 05 Soft Berry and 11 In The Nude. I also grabbed my favourite eyebrow product, their Eyebrow Stylist Set in Brunette.

Kinda saved the best for last here, with this Jordana Best Lash Extreme volumizing mascara. I was so excited when I found this, I know KathleenLights on YouTube loves this and I've heard lots of people talk about how amazing it is for how cheap it is. And they're right! It's a great mascara and gives heaps of volume and length, I love this and I'll definitely be repurchasing it! And yet again, a review will be up soon with before and after pictures so you can see how great it is!

Side note: I've been posting my makeup looks a lot on my Snapchat recently, so be sure to add me on there to see some sneak peeks of the products I'm using. My username on there is linakhalifa.

So that was all for this haul, I'm so happy with everything I got since they're all working great so far! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and maybe added a thing or two onto your own wishlist! Thanks for stopping by!


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