Monday, December 6, 2010

Dealing With Breakouts!


I just had a major breakout all over my skin, how annoying. I have a few spots on my forehead and a few on the parts of my cheek closes to my nose, and a couple other areas. Personally, I hate acne and go to great length to counter act it. So in order to wake up with acne free fresh looking skin I use the following products:

1.Making sure all make up has been removed. I use Vichy Purete Therrmale Exfoliant Creme all over my face, first I dampen my face and then massage the cream in to my face for about 30 - 60 seconds. I was it off with warm water and pat dry my skin. For extreme cleansing I would follow with a gentle cleanser or an acne cleanser but sometimes I avoid this step so I don't end up over cleansing my face. I purchased the product from shoppers drug mart in Canada for $20.00 however you can go to to purchase the product. Image taken from the link above (Vichy Website)

2. Once my skin is dry I moisturize using the Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion by the Body Shop, all over my skin. This helps to moisturize my skin and contains lemon tea tree oil which will help kill the bacteria on my skin and prevent further break outs. This lotion also contains Tamanu oil which helps decrease redness and also claims to calm irritation. I think the benefits which this product provides my skin with is amazing. Image taken from and product can be purchased from : . I bought mine at The Body Shop, and the product retails on the website for $18.00.3. The last thing I do when I have a break out before bed is to apply a topical acne benzaclin cream on only my break outs. I do not use this product all over my skin because it is way to harsh and will cause drying. To purchase this product you must visit a dermatologist and get a prescription as it can not be bought over the counter. It works wonder when used just on your breakout (the spots) and can work wonders.

Well that is my regime! Hopefully this will help you out and give you some tips and perhaps lead you to try products that you have not before. It works for me and an important thing to remember about acne is that it will not disappear over night, these products will help substantially especially if your break out is just minor and regular use will work wonders.

Time to sleeep!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I've been quiet lazy updating this ole thing! Mainly I have got no time. Nevertheless it is FREEZING! The weather is ridiculously cold! -20 Where I'm from! And to make things better I am stuck with the flu .. and my head is pounding! Due to my illness I missed my notorious organic chem lab. I guess that may as well be a good thing!

I've been meaning to do a review on my mark eye shadows but my laptop will not read my memory card it is the most annoyingest thing ever! I also FINALLY received my urban outfitters parcel I will also be posting pictures later (once my memory card goes in my laptop) and reviews of my items! Also I think I love CHUNKY SWEATERS! Especially in this weather..

Some music I have been listening to.. the first one is quiet the surprise.

1. Grenade - Bruno Mars
2. Your Song - Elie Goulding
3.i-m the one - jj
4.Love is All - The tallest man on Earth
5. Heart in Your Heartbreak - The pains of Being Pure at Heart
6. Dancing on my Own - Robyn

Jj is a band well rather a duo that I basically listen to because their voice is A-mazing! As well Dancing on my Own is such an amazing personal anthem it is sad but empowering in a way I guess.

Anyways enough of this post, I need some coffee!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ins & Outs

Boy its been a while!

Where have i been? Um lets see school began and it seems like I just forgot all about my blog! boo!
But I am going to definitely try and post more on here. And what not better to do then to write a INS and OUTS post:

- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation: For a while now I wanted to try out a new foundation out and just use my NARS sheer glow less due to the major price tag it comes along with. After seeing me in some pictures I fell in love it again! An I came to the conclusion that it is just something I need!

- Angry Birds- This is a game on the iphone. I am so obsessed with it, its ridiculous! Basically you catapult bird and try and kill these little green pigs which are protected by wooden bars. Good fun I guess!

-Chunky Sweaters- I love chunky sweaters, there is nothing more that I would like to put on when I have to wake up at 6 AM with freezing temperatures. Chic and comfy no combination could possibly beat that!

-Mumford and Sons - Honestly that best band that I have come across in a while, they have such soulful music. Beautiful lyrics and a wonderful voice. They are amazing I can not stress that enough! I love every single song! Check out Little Lion Man if you want a taste of their music!


- Cold Weather- I know it just turned winter but ugh I can not stand the minus temperatures and the gloominess that comes with it! I don't know how I am going to last the next 6 months =(

-Organic Chemistry- I absouletly hate this class I can not stand it! The fact that I have to study for a midterm for this class the day of my birthday is just brutal, especially considering how much I hate it ! Grrr :@

Well I have had quiet a relaxing day! Work tomorrow and then I should probably come home and hit the books especially organic chem! I will be doing another music post so look out for that!

Much Love!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mumford and Sons


Love them, a band made to match every possible situation in your life. Amazing lyrics, and a awesome banjo what more could you possibly ask for.

Some faves to check out:

White blank Page - Mumford and Sons
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Winter Winds - Mumford and Sons
Thistle & Weeds - Mumford and Sons

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Arcade Fire - Suburban War

I officially love arcade, and the suburban war a beautiful song off of their new lp. Its such beautifully haunting sad song that really hits the spot. I love how describes something that I am going through right now with one of my good friends. I hope one day things can be the same again =)

Well here`s the song checkk it out:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Been a while.. or What?

It has definitely been a while to say the least! This month has been filled with many days in which I have been out right busy!

Well to start off its Ramadan which is one of the most funnest and enjoyed part of the year for me. From fasting to iftaaris( breaking of fast with family, fun and most definitely GREAT food) going to taraweeh (Islamic prayer) and just outright chilling with friends. Its been quiet the month and to top it all off having to work around 30 hrs per week has left me fairly occupied!

And now for the latter part of this blog school has begun which require a post all of its own! But to sum it up I am starting school and a brand new university! And to be quiet frank, I'm not sure if I am really enjoying it I just want a dazzling 3.8 gpa just like everyone else and I guess we shall see if the switch will be worth it in the end! But really the only way for me to describe it is having low expectation and then arriving to the school and realizing that the school is lower then your already low expectations. Yes, that is meant to sound gloomy.

In beauty related news I got my hands on a bobbi brown shimmer brick compact in the color beach. Its gorgeous but I don't think its entirely worth the price and would just recommend buying if you got a little money left over!

I wrote this two days ago! An now its eid! Hooraah! Eid Mubarak everyone! May Allah forgive all of our sins and accept our prayers! Ameen

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Florence +The Machine - Drumming Song

Wow! .. What and amazing video, didn't make it to the top 7 but amazing itself! I find it really hard to find a music done so well. But this video captures the eerie and hauntingly beautiful lyrics well.Florence and the Machines are definitely on my Radar!


It was definetly hard to pick this weeks top 7 songs! There was so much to choose from but luckily I think I have narrowed it down to 7 that I think are the best!

1. The Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Boys Noize Summer Mix)
2. Florence and The Machine - Swimming
3.Cee- Lo Green- No Ones going to Love You ( Band of Horses Cover)
4. Kele - Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix)
5.Temper Trap - Love Lost
6.Florence and the Machine- Cosmic Love
7.Erik Hassle - Standing Where you Left me

Well that about covers it! I feel like I`m forgetting a song maybe next time I will write down what I had in my mind. =)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hello all!
Well its Tuesday today and I was wondering what 5 songs I have been listening to the most so I could have something for Music Wednesday. I then realised that I have been not listening to really much anything. So then I thought I would look for some new indie delights and boy did I find some! Here is a taste of what is to come tomorrow:

Florence and the Machines – Swimming (youtube link Below!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Howdy Y'all!
So the other day I went to the movies and lo and behold I saw the movie Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio. I thinks its safe to say that any movie consisting of Leo will be a great one. It also stars Ellen Paige who is a wonderful young female actor. The movie is about a man named Dom who has an internal struggle with himself due to the death of his wife in which he believes he is somehow responsible for. The authorities believe that he killed his wife, and that is where Satio comes in! Satio makes him an offer that if he helps him out he will clear him of all charges so he can see his two kids again. Satios offer consists of going in to the mind of Fischer (the son of a wealthy billionaire who dies) and get a combination for a safe. To do this they must plant the combination in his mind and go through 3 levels which is nearly impossible to do, however they make this possible and then are faced with the complication of going within dreams.The only issue I had with this movie was that it was a little on the confusing side.

I mean how can you be so real yet be in a dream. I guess that is somewhat the point of the movie, to get viewers to question their own reality. I think something that confused many was the ending, with the top still spinning does that make the entire movie a dream? Anyways all in all it was a fantastic film and I recommend that everyone should check it out!

Also the Director of this movie is Christopher Nolan, the same guy known for directing Batman - the Dark Knight!

Chow amigos!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hello all!

Well hello there everyone! I haven't been around to updating this for a while, needless to say I have a few wonderful blog posts that I am in the process of writing. They will feature shoes and makeup. I leave you here with a shot from the Muse concert I went to a few months back.

Much Love!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Today is music Wednesday! So 7 new songs will be named for you to check out. One for each day!!

1. What did my Lover Say - Wolf Parade
2. Ghost Pressure - Wolf Parade
3. Yellow - Cold Play
4. Soul Sister - Train
5. Everything will be alright - ceo
6. Wish I broke your heart- White Panda
7. This is my Life - Edward and Maya

All great songs that I keep keep reaching to listen. Hope you enjoy!

Jesse Cruickshank's Green Dress!

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So As I was watching the Hills after show with Dan and Jesse I saw the most gorgeous green dress ever! Jesse Cruickshank a VJ from MTV Canada was wearing the master piece and as you can see it is definitely a breath taker. I can't seem to find who the designer is but they did a fabulous job on this dress. Jesse's fashion sense never dissapoints its always exciting to see what shes going to wear next and I consider her one of Canada's best dressed.

All in all I can't believe the Hills is over, it was definitely a crazy drama filled show and will be missed! I think it will be interesting to see what happens to the cast and where they'll go next.

Well Hello there,

Welcome all! This happens to be my blog and I can't wait to share what I have to know about this lovely world. Mostly beauty, fashion and music related I hope you enjoy this perception. =)