Sunday, January 1, 2017




2016 has been such an adventure for me. An adventure in the sense that I was able to explore and find a lot of my holy grail makeup items! I thought it would be a fun idea to dedicate a single post on the few makeup products I've been loving through out the year! These items, I kid you not, are ones that I've been reaching out for almost every single day for the past year. I hope you guys enjoy this little post and I sincerely hope that this new year is filled with happiness and love for you guys! Happy New Year, let's show a lot of love this year! 


Primer
I discovered this primer earlier this year and I fell in love with it. It's prefect for those who tend to have dry skin. It has coconut oil in it, probiotics and all those good stuff for your skin! Definitely give it a try if you're someone who battles dry skin!

Foundation
My two favorite foundations this year has both been from the drugstore! I find that drugstore foundations work better on my skin and it's super affordable. 

Concealer
This concealer is by far the BEST concealer out there! It's easy to blend, conceals literally EVERYTHING. It has the best formula in my opinion. For a while, I was obsessed with the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but it was far too pricey to keep purchasing over and over again. The Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer is basically half the price of that and is so much more better! It is usually out of stock, but if you ever get your hands on them, make sure to stock up, you'll love it!

Setting Powder
I've pretty much been using the same translucent setting powder for 2 years straight! The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder has been my go to setting powder! It sets your face perfectly, prevents creases and keeps your face matte all through out the day!



Blush
I've never really been one to purchase a lot of blushes, I would say that it is my least favorite beauty product. But the two blushes that I've been using through out this year would be the Benefit Dallas o' Powder Blush and the Mellow Face Blush in Peach. They both give out a natural flushed look and is super easy to blend!



Highlighters
OH MY GOSH!! THESE HIGHLIGHTERS ARE SOMETHING ELSE. If you've never tried the L.A. Girl Strobe Lite Strobing Powder, I highly suggest that you do! These highlighters are THE best highlighters I've ever tried. You literally need the lightest hand to apply this, their pigment is ridiculous! On top of that, it is super affordable! It comes in so many different shades for different skin tones. That to me deserves an award!!!!!



I think everyone fell in love with this palette this year! I love all the warm colors. The pigment is insane, it has such a creamy texture and blends like a dream. I think this might be my favorite palette of all time!!



Mascara
I think mascaras are another great purchase from the drugstore! Maybelline always carries the best ones, this one in particular has been my fav for a few years now. It adds a lot of volume and makes your lashes look fuller! I gave a few of these to my girlfriends for their birthdays and they all loved it as well.

Eyebrows
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown! BEST.THING.EVER.

Eye Liner
I love the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner. It glides on so smoothly, dries matte and stays all day! I guess they got it right with their name! ;)



Lipstick
This year has literally been all about liquid lipsticks for me. These NYX ones are so easy to apply and so easy to take off. Colourpop has also been my favorite, but is so difficult to take off at the end of the day. NYX did a great job with the formula and has easily been my go to liquid lipsticks this year!



Another brand I've discovered this year is Ofra. They kill the game with their formula! On top of that, they smell like cake batter! This one in particular is in the shade Havana Nights.


I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and I hope that the new year brings all of you happiness and love! Let us all remember that it is never too late to start on things we want to change for the better and to let love grow in places we find hard to let in. Happy New Year, let's make 2017 a great one! Love you guys!



Lala 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Keeping Warm On Cold Days.


Winter is finally here! Although I've always loved the cold weather, spending my first winter in Chicago has been a difficult one. Growing up in the middle east, I've never experienced the temperature drop more than 2°C. Coming to Chicago, it can drop as low as -25°C! NEGATIVE 25!! I won't lie, most days I question myself on why I decided to move here! Lol. Aside from that, I love looking out the window and seeing everything covered in white! I love seeing all the lights and Christmas decor outside. Although, I wish it was a bit warmer, there's nothing like experiencing true winter spirit than living in the Mid-West. 

The key to get by these freezing months is to LAYER up! I cannot begin to explain how important that is!! Anything that has fleece in it is your best friend. I wanted to put up a blog post on different outfits you can put together for the winter time and I finally had the time to take some shots for it. 

I will say that I am very disappointed in myself for not getting more than 2 outfits for this post. It has been very difficult trying to manage my time with all the stress that comes with moving into a new place and trying to organize a bunch of things! So, I sincerely apologize for not having a lot of pictures in this post but I still wish that you guys can find some ideas and inspiration on ways you can style yourself for the winter time! Enjoy :)

1. Beanies, trench coats and scarves.


Like I've said before, layering is very important in keeping warm during those cold winter days. Beanies for one are a necessity, they keep your head and ears warm which I'm all up for! This one in particular is my favorite! It has pom pom ears!


Scarves are my best friends! They instantly makes an outfit pop and keeps your neck super warm. It's also a plus when out doors since I can drown half of my face in it when it gets super cold!

Sweater: H&M
Trench Coat: Forever 21


Jeans: Asos
Boots: Forever 21


Trench coats are my favorite thing! They're so easy to layer and matches almost anything. Super comfy and cute!


Beanie: Forever 21- Out of Stock (Similar)


2. Teddy Coats


This is the first teddy coat I've ever owned and the only one! It's keeps you super warm and is so easy to throw on with any outfit! It is more on the baggy side, so it allows you to layer underneath as much as you like!


Coat: Forever 21
Turtle Neck Sweater: Aéropostale


Sock Booties are a big trend this year, these ones are from Forever 21. Super affordable and comfy. I love wearing these because they make your feet look long and gives the illusion of slimmer legs.

Jeans: Asos 
Boots: Forever 21


Beanie: H&M (Similar)
Glasses: Asos (Out of Stock)
Gloves: (Similar)


Hope you guys enjoyed this short post! I promise to make up for it on the next one. Love you guys! 


Lala 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ways to Style Your Favorite T-Shirt!

There are some days when you wake up in the morning and just dread the idea of putting an outfit together. So you sit there, on the edge of your bed, staring at the open closet in front of you and think " I have nothing to wear ". When in reality, your closet is packed with dozens of clothes! There's always that one shirt in your closet that you grab on days where you just don't even want to bother to think what to wear. Maybe putting on that one shirt makes you feel comfortable, safe or it just fits right! Whatever the case, I'm sure we all have that one tee that we love. I wanted to post a few ideas on ways you can put together a cute outfit with a simple shirt! Some of these outfits are perfect for all you guys going back to school this fall! All items are listed below, incase you guys wanted to purchase them. Everything is inexpensive! Enjoy :)


Donuts or Kale? Haha. Thank you OutLook Shirts for sending me this tee! Super comfy and one of my all time favs! And yes, there's lipstick on my teeth :D



This is everyone's basic go-to-look. White tee, black jeans, sneakers.. you're good to go!

Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Vans
Necklace: Stargaze Jewelry



If you're feeling a little girly and preppy, this is your look! :)


Skirt: Forever 21
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Shoes: Vans
Sunnies: Quay


Necklace: Stargaze Jewelry


One of my fav shirts! I mean, 90's R&B showed us love that we still dream of today! Brian McKnight, Boy II Men, TLC.. some of the greatest R&B songs ever created that we sing along to up to this day!


Skirt: Forever 21
Denim Jacket: Forever 21
Sunnies: Quay


If you're more of a city girl and you want to look trendy but comfy.. I got you covered! :)


Culottes: Bershka
Sunnies: Quay

Hope you guys enjoyed this quick post. Feel free to tag me in your posts if you recreate any of these looks. All of my social media are listed below. Until the next one! Love you :)

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Lala 


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Street Art of Chicago.


Hiii guys! Wow, am I excited for today's blog post! I wanted to post something a little different on my blog but I wasn't sure what. Last week, as Paolo (my ) and I were driving by North Chicago, I noticed a lot of street art and asked him to pull over for us to take some pictures. I went home that day, sat on my bed and grabbed my camera. As I was looking through the pictures, I realized this is what I wanted my new blog post to be! I quickly grabbed my cellphone to go on Pinterest to check on possible locations to find some more street art and I was lucky enough to find a post by Jenn Lake. She dedicated a whole post about Street Art in Chicago and a guide on where to locate them. I was so excited about this and I have her to be thankful for the inspiration. Incase any of you would like to check out her blog, I'll link it at the end of this post! I hope you guys enjoy, it was so fun to take these shots and at the same time explore Chicago for it's true hidden beauty. Chicago is one of my favorite cities and after seeing all of this, I love it even more! I hope this inspires you to take a trip down to this beautiful city. Enjoy!

If you decide to visit any of these locations, please feel free to tag me in your posts! I would love to see your shots as well :)

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Greetings From Chicago


How beautiful is this Street Art?! It's even prettier in person!

Artist

Where to find it?



Red and Yellow Zigzag Garage Door


This garage door is located right next to the Greetings from Chicago Art wall. It is right under the EI tracks. Grab the opportunity to take a shot here as well, since both are at the same location!
Where to find it?
Love in Bucktown


This is one of my fav locations! There is actually 3 love walls you can choose from! This is a great background for all you lovebirds who want to take those cute shots. Funny story, when we were taking this, there was a couple right next to us having their prenup shots taken, it was so cute! 

Artist

Where to find it?
#GBheart




Cutest art ever! Location is in Bucktown, so if you decide to visit this place, take a trip down to the Love Wall Art as well!

Where to find it? 



Sweet Kicks


Paolo is always behind the camera, it was time we made the switch! :) How cute is he!
Where to find it?



Popsicle Sticks Multi-Colored Wall





For some reason, I wish I had an ice-cream in hand whilst taking this shot. Lol. Beautiful shades located just around the corner of Wicker Park!

Artist

Where to find it?
Let's Keep It Professional


We struggled taking this shot because of it's location. It was right under a bridge and a
lot of cars kept passing by. Other than that, the art is so beautiful!

Where to find it?



Play Me Something Sweet


Our last location for the day! The sun was going down but still managed to take a good shot! Gorgeous mural at Wrigleyville.

Where to find it?



It Takes Two To Yarn


Cutie :)

Where to find it?



Tug of War


Last shot of the day! Located right around the corner of W Byron Street. There is a bunch of wall art around as well!

Where to find it?


That's it! I hope you guys enjoyed reading and looking through all the pictures. There are many more street art around Chicago and I have yet to visit all of them! Be sure to tag me in your shots if you'd like! Until next time, love you guys!

Be sure to check out Jenn's blog below as well to get more inspiration on where to visit!


Lala 


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy Birthday, America!

Hello everybody! It's been awhile since I put up a post and I'm not even going to begin to explain why! But anyway, I'm back!! As you all might know, it was the 4th of July a few days ago. It was such a bright and beautiful day, I decided to take a couple of shots and show you guys what I wore and what kind of makeup I did. If you guys are interested in knowing where everything is from, I linked all items down below. Hope you guys enjoy and I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! :)




Forever a fan of these sunnies!








Get The Look!


Hope you guys enjoyed this quick post! Until the next time ;)


Lala 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Philippines 2016.




Hi guys! I'm finally posting a blog about my trip to the Philippines. It took me so long to put this up, I have no idea why. But anyway, here it is!! My family and I were there for about 2 weeks. I loved every minute of it. We stayed in Manila for a couple of days then flew to my mom's home town, Bacolod. Bacolod is my favorite city in the Philippines! I took up college there for 4 years and it was the best 4 years of my life. Going back there is always an exciting experience for me, I get to see some of the best friends I have until today, I get to eat food that I've missed and I get to just reminisce how life was years ago and how much has changed! I've said it a million times but Bacolod is always ALWAYS going to be my favorite place to visit! I am very grateful for always having the opportunity to travel back there. Hope you enjoy the pictures down below of our adventures. Here's to many more!


We all know by now how much my sister loves watching concerts. This year she got us tickets to watch 5 Seconds of Summer, it was such a fun concert and I promised myself not to take " a lot " of pictures and to just enjoy the moment as it is. 




Look at that crowd though! :)


A trip to the Philippines is never complete without some boba! :P



We found this cute place for breakfast but I wasn't a big fan of the service. The waffles were pretty bomb though. :P



Loved this day!


We took a trip down to a ranch called Bantug, it was our second time there and it has drastically changed from the last time we visited! So much more beautiful this time around. :)


I honestly forgot the name of this horse, but she/he was friendly! Hehe.





Go Karting is one of our favorite things to do despite the " I'm about to shit my pants " face Kim had on. Haha. I love you, Kim! :)



I have a big fear of heights so this day was a milestone for me! Campuestohan is a great holiday stop for families. :)


This rope course was no joke, it was a whole body workout!  


It was a pretty hot day too!


G.N.O.!! Let's be real, for us, it stands for Grannies Night Out. Lol! We can't stay up past 12, when that clock hits midnight, it's time for us to hit the sack! Am I right ladies? Hehe.


Our last full day in Bacolod we took the chance to just walk around Lacson St. and take a few shots in some cool (but very dirty) places. Hehe



I love my Banans!



#SSHK


I wasn't kidding when I said it was "very" dirty. Hehe. There was literally a point when we were taking our shots, that we spotted a dead rat, I swear to you I'm not lying! Behind every great picture is a story. This just happens to be a trashy one. ;)





We love you, Kimmy! :)


How beautiful is my sister though!! :)

Looking back on all these pictures, I'm so grateful for all the memories I made on this trip. I love pulling up my camera whenever I get the chance. When I take a look at those shots, days, months and years from that time, it just brings back those exact moments and how happy we were, that’s my favorite thing about pictures. It reminds me of a special time. I hope I get to have even greater memories, I hope that you guys will too. Love you all! Until the next adventure! :)



Lala