Monday, April 28, 2014

April GlamBox


Hello ladies!
It's that time of the month again...no no not that time ...it's time to review the Glambox !
I received my Glambox a few days ago and so far I'm loving the products i got in it !!




Let's start by this big boy ,



Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration : 

This is a new sunscreen lotion that provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and 12-hour hydration when out in the sun. it has SPF 30 protection which is just perfect for my skin tone . I looove its smell , and just can't stop sniffing my arms lol ! ....OH  and it was full size so it deserves  5/5

 

 

Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter & Vanilla Cream Sample :

Another moisturizing cream that has all what i love to have in a night body cream , it smells amazing and deeply hydrate . perfect ! 5/5


 
 

Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera and Honey Hydra 5 Gel:

I still haven't tried these little cuties but i love herbline essentials products so I'm sure these are just as great as their other products  ... (follow my instagram account , I'll post a mini review once i use them )

 


Caudalie Vinoperfect Perfecting Day Fluid :

I have never heard of this cream so i didn't really know what to expects , is it a tinted moisturizer or a cream base or what ... so i had to go back to Glambox website to read more about it and they say that it's a  correcting, perfecting and moisturizing fluid creates a radiant complexion instantly....and that's it helps reducing dark spots ...
I find it to be very similar to the benefit pore-fessional cream base , it has a velvety finish but doesn't do much to my complexion so I'll give it a 3/5 ..


Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream :

I love love love iiit !!! it smells amazing , sinks right away into my skin and very light weight .. the perfect combination for a hand moisturizer.. 5/5


 


Inglot Freedom AMC Eye Shadow Square :

This is a quite beautiful eyeshadow , very pigmented but lightweight at the same time , it's long-lasting and the color is gorgeous ... it's a little dusty but it's no big deal .. 5/5


The box also included a bunch of discount vouchers that I'll make sure to use ! ( i usually don't !)

 

Glambox is a great way to  discover and try new products , i recommend every beauty lover to join , you won't be disappointed (most of the time :-p )


Peace.
Mariam A.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Homemade Almond Cashew Butter

Hello ladies !
Hope you doing great !

wow , i can't believe i'm finally sitting down and writing this post ... 
I've been very busy lately , i had to postpone this 3 times !
so let's get to it before i change my mind ... Hehe ! 

As i mentioned in previous posts , i try my best to eat clean food and love to make food i love at home .. one of the things i enjoy snaking on is peanut butter and jam sandwich ( low fat PN butter , sugar free jam and whole grain bread) ... but after a while it just got boring , so i started looking for alternatives and found a lot of great things about almond butter and cashew butter...



There are lots of great things about cashews... they're full of good fat and fiber, have no cholesterol, and lots of magnesium and almond butter,  is full of  vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Almonds are a good fiber source and also contain protein. 

 Since i had some cashews and almonds (and motivation) in hand , i though I'd make some almond-cashew butter with a little personal twist ... chocolate !! 
This is a No-Brainer recipe it's so easy i don't think i should call it a recipe ! LOL


Throw in a food processor :
  • 1 cup of mixed roasted cashews and almonds ( let them cool before transferring to the food processor )
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
  • 3 squares of extra dark chocolate ( the small chocolate squareS that are usually served with coffee)
and start blending !
turn your blender on for few seconds until you have a coarse meal as in the photo 2. 
blend until it starts to clump together , scrap down the sides to the center near the blades.(3-4).
process a little more , and this time you'll get a dough like consistency . ( i kept some aside to make nut truffles ).
keep blending and you'll eventually get a creamy smooth nut butter .
the whole bending process takes approximately 12 minutes using a regular food processor 
 you can enjoy this delicious almond-cashew butter for the next 2 weeks ! (keep it in the fridge )

See.. super easy right ?
What's your favorite nut butter ? and how to you like to enjoy it ?

 
 
Peace .
Mariam Ahmed

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Summer Style with BySymphony

Hello ladies !
Summer is just around the corner and I'm already in a bit of a summer mindset .
Light fabrics , bright colors , vibrant prints and shinny jewelry , that's summer for me !
So i decided to interpret my idea of summer fashion by entering the BLOGGER VS STYLIST competition organized by "BySymphony" , the concept multi-brand boutique curated by Emirati entrepreneur, Salama Alabbar and located in The Dubai Mall, situated on the mall's prestigious Fashion Avenue. 
Bloggers and stylists are challenged by The BySymphony Team to create and share a mood board on their personal website  .
So here is mine ^_^
I hope you'll like love it !


I'm loving the super vibrant and daring prints for this summer , thus my choice for this gorgeous  Abstract Floral High Waist Skirt  by PETER PILOTTO.
A cute light tee-shirt to tone down the outfit and make it a little more fun  : Meow Alex Printed Tee by MARKUS LUPFER  
A mini cross body bag , it's lightweight ,  functional and chic at the same time . to die for ! 
It's Shoe time ! i chose these edgy Heeled Sandals by Miista  .
Jewelry adds personality and uniqueness to an outfit .i like gold accessories for summer so i selected these beautiful pieces : FALLON  Engagement Ring Stack Necklace  and PAMELA LOVE  Mini Pentagram Cuff .

So this is my summer style , what's yours ?

Create your look and share it  using #BySymphonyChallenge on Twitter and submit your entry before the 9th of April at 4:30 PM GST for a chance to win a 2500 AED gift voucher from BySymphony.com


Peace.
Mariam A.
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