Friday, 19 December 2014

November Monthly Favourites/ mini Review

Hi Guys...

How you all doing. November is over and I thought I would share what I have been liking. This would be my first monthly favourites. I get a lot of people asking what products I use so finally I'm letting you know. A few products are new and will have a little review.

Above I have Carmex in cherry which I can not live without weather it's just on it's on or used to moisturise before I use a lipstick. I love the tingle that it gives because it plumps up my lips as well as gives it a nice natural pink look. Also has SPF 15.

I have been more into gloss at this month but they not as dark so if I use a lip liner as well to enhance the gloss. Like the one above is from Smashbox, lip enhancing gloss in Adore me.

The lip liner is from Rimmel  lasting finish in Indian Pink. It's a lovely shade and would suit a lot of skin tones. I would recommend using it with a light because it's a soft application.

So I get breakouts like everyone however I have been trying hard not to squeeze them to prevent scaring. Tea Tree Blemish Gel from The Body Shop. It's takes a few applications to work and get rid of the spot. If you feel one coming on and use it it will make it ready and white don't squeeze I know it's temping. Just keep applying the gel, it will  dry out. 

My fav from the time I bought it is the Benefit Browingz in Dark. I love this product and believe that it's so with the money. I have bought this once and have not had to repurchase it yet. 

All the eye shadows are from Mac all of which I have been using together. I have been loving this combination for colours. From left to right there are:  Expensive Pink, Cork, Coppering and Rice paper. We all know how good Mac eye shadows are and that they very pigmented. 

Sometimes I like going back to when I was younger and would just wear black eye-liner very popular in a Muslim High School. Here is one of my favs besides kajol. Rimmel Exaggerate waterproof eye definer in Noir.

I have spoken about this liquid eye liner in previous posts. Maxfactor colour x-pert waterproof eyeliner in Deep Black. It last for a while and you can wake up and it will still be on. 

I have been using this new No 7 Lash Impact Intense Volume Control in Black. There are a deal on in Boots so my friends and I got it and a gift box filled with goodies. A while back I had a mascara from No 7 and it was really good and I kept it because I loved the brush. It gives a lot of volume and doesn't clump. 

I really love this Lipstick from Benefit in the colour Espionage. It's sad that they no long sell this product so I use it sparingly. I know it's not a summer colour but it looks funky with my new hair cut. You can see what the lipstick looks like on here (Youtube cover ) 

As you can see I recently got the Real Techniques Core Collection which I have been loving. I have been contouring a lot and find the Pointed Foundation Brush works well to place the darker Foundation to then use the Buffing Brush to blend in the foundation. I like this when it's a cream base the Contour Brush is better when using powder or liquid.  

Then I have my two Bare Minerals Brushes which I Brought in a set which I use to apply my bare mineral loose foundation the Full Face and Flawless Face I love these Brushes when I'm in a hurry powder foundation is quick.

I go straight on the the other Bare Minerals products I here which is the Original Mineral Foundation in Tan (N30). This is a loose powder where you can built up coverage stays on through a heavy workout and swimming. 
Then there is the Warmth 

The Sleek Oil Free Cream Foundation in Earth which is way darker than my Skin tone in the picture below is only used for contouring. I place it on the areas that don't get direct sunlight smiler to the Kim Kardashian way, below my check bones, my temples, jaw and the sides of my nose. 

Then the best ever Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free which I love so much. I use to have a problem with my eye shadow creasing. I didn't want to have to  separate primer products. This keeps my make up in place even during the warmer months.

So I have tried a few Concealers and the one that matches my skin perfectly is the Benefit Boiing in 4. I can use it on it's on or with foundation not much blending needed to it. Doesn't need much setting and is full Coverage. 

One of my fav fav Blushers ever is the Dallas from Benefit most of my blushers are from Benefit. I do love they packaging and the brushes that come with the blushers are so good. 

Been loving the Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer in Glow for under my eyes. It conceals and highlights my eyes. Does need to be set with  power but with a light had and not to much power other wise it will crease.  

To go with the Kim K look you need to hi-light your face and I have been using this N07 Skin Illuminator which I in a Boots when I Bought Mascara it was gift with purchase. 

This my first ever Monthly review and I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and this is why it took so long to actually put this up. I hope this can help you out if there are things you haven't tried out.
If I don't post anything before Christmas and New years Happy Holidays.

Love Sultaana XOXO

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Outfit of the day. Causal

Hi guys 

So today was a chilled day. I didn't have much planed. I was running late for my eyebrow wax and tint at Benefit so I just threw on the easiest thing. 
Later in the day I caught up with friends and then went to a salsa class. 
I had gone before but over 2 years ago. 

Vest Top - New Look
High waisted Joni Jeans - Topshop
Handbag - New Look

Flats - Primark

Black Blazer - H&M

Today was a really causal day. I was rushing and didn't have any make up on which is how I spend most days that are not busy. 
I had a good time after 2 years at salsa my legs where sore the next day but I didn't forget the basic steps. If you in Leeds it's Tuesdays from 7pm at District. There is no need for a partner.
Hope you like this. Follow for more. 

Sultaana xxx

Saturday, 24 May 2014

New hair style and oftd

Hi guys 

Sorry it's been so long but I have been dealing with some stuff and have been really busy.  

So it's been 12 weeks and I went and got my hair done by the lovely Rachael at Renegades hair studio in Leeds. 

As I said in my last post when I got my hair done by her. It's very hard to find a good hairdresser for my type of hair in the uk. 

However I have found her and she is freaken amazing. She cut it the natural way to best suit my curly hair. As I now wear it natural a lot.





My outfit for the day very causal it was Friday. 
Black High waisted Joni Jeans - Topshop 
Black blazer - H and M
Blue Blouse - Primark
Blue Ballet pumps - Primark
Handbag - Manchester shopping mall 

As you see the before and after. There was a lot of straight bits of hair from damage.

She cut majority of the straight bits and layered it to look rounded and looks good with my curls. It's a lot shorter but my hair shrinks. 

Now it can grow nicely. I love the way I look with this style. I feel like a new woman and it's great. 

Hope you like this like post. I'll be a lot more frequent with my posts from now on. But definatily every Friday. 
Follow please and share. 

Sultaana xxx :)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Outfit of the day

Hi Guys...
I normally work on the weekends and never have time to hit town and have a little retail therapy. Also miss dressing up and being a girl with all my make up. I had really been missing the red lips. So I went really simple and did a conquer and highlight, not to much. 

I used my benefit Hello flawless Foundation in toasted beige. Then used my sleek couture and correct kit in 4. Blusher is benefit rockateur and a bit of benefit what's up highlighter on the checks, nose, brow bone and cupid's bow.
For my eyes collection black gel liner with a eco tools liner brush mascara is benefit they real. just love it!
   lips the lovely Mac Russian Red.

Handbag - New Look
Straight leg jeans - Topshop
Scarf - Primark

Boots - International 

Mono Blazer - H&m
Animated tee - Primark

Just simple day out. Did a bit of shopping which I'll do a haul on show you what I got as for now peace.

Sultaana xox

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

New hair style and my outfit of the day

Hi Guys...

So I have been trying to grow my hair longer but I had been in desperate need of a trim. The last one I got was by my mum in August and she didn't cut it straight then I tried to fix it. Well I didn't do a good job and had to different lengths. 

I'm really picky about who does my hair because living in the UK most people don't know how to do mixed race hair. So I took a huge risk with my hair and looked on-line for hairdressers in Leeds, found one that sounded right called Renegades. 
No appointment but was hoping I would get someone to trim it. Lucky she was free and she cut a nice style to help my hair grow. It's a lot shorter than I would like but it's given my hair some body. 

 Here is before. Sorry it tight up.
  What I'm wearing
Green jumper : Misguided
Blue knitted throw over : Primark sale
Grey vest top: Primark 
Tan jeans: Topshop
Grey ankle boots: international 
Grey bag: New look 

After my hair cut. 

So I love love my hair that Rachael did from Renegades hair studios and she is now my official hairdresser. So happy I took the risk but I had a good feeling about her as soon as she spoke to me.

Love Sultaana xxx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Night out Make up

Hey Guys..

So my girls and I went on a spur night out in Leeds on Call Lane if you know your way around Leeds. I had a simple day look and nude lips already and they liked the way I did my make up and asked me to do theirs for the night and I did.

I'm really lucky that my friend is the same skin tone as me.
what I used:
Smash box Primer Oil free  
Benefit Hello flawless foundation: Toasted Beige
Benefit Fake up Concealer: Medium 3
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding powder: Nude
Collection Press Powder: Warm Bronze
Benefit Rockateur Blusher
Benefit Watt's up!
Sleek i Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette 
Collection Black Gel Liner 
Benefit Mascara They're Real 
Mac Magenta Lipliner
Smashbox Lip Gloss

I had a foundation that suited her skin tone as she doesn't normally wear it.
Smash box Primer Oil free  
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation: Caramel 
Benefit Boing Concealer: Medium 3
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding powder: Nude
Collection Press Powder: Warm Bronze
Benefit cha cha tint
Benefit Watt's up!
Benefit Browinzs: Dark
Sleek i Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette 
Max Factor Colour Xpert Liner
Benefit Mascara They're Real 
Smashbox Lip Gloss

Smash box Primer Oil free  
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation: 
Benefit Boing Concealer: Medium 3
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Grinding powder: Nude
Collection Press Powder: Warm Bronze
Benefit cha cha tint
Benefit Watt's up!
Benefit Browinzs: Dark
Sleek i Divine Original Eyeshadow Palette 
Max Factor Colour Xpert Liner
Benefit Mascara They're Real 
Mac Lipstick: Russian Red 
Above I'm wearing:
Red Crop top - H&m
Navy Legging - H&m
Ankle Boots- International 

Fall, Autumn Outfit, lunch Date

Hi Guys

So sorry that I haven't been putting up posts at all since last year. I have been working loads really long shifts. It's not the most glamorous job but it's very rewarding.
Enough of my excuses and on to the actual post.

I have a love hate relationship with the winter but if my feet are warm then I'm good to go.
Also with all the rain my hair tends to get frizzy, my curly haired gals know what I mean. So I tend to have it nautrally curly.

I think if I'm off on a date then my make up shouldn't be too heavy or over the top. I want to look simple the more natural the look the better. 
However this is a pretty falawless foundation look that is highlighted and glowly. My brows are strong and shaped with a bonzed eyes. Lips with a nudes pink and gloss.

So what am I wearing. Oh I would wear a coat and a scarf. 
Green jumper:Tip Top in Leeds 
Black waist belt :New look
Midi Pencil skirt: H and M
Black tights: Primark
Cream bag: H and M
Black sued Studed ankle boots: Garage shoes
Green butterfly shell earrings:  A market shop in Wakefield

I may have gone over board with the amount of pictures but I got excited when I was getting these pictures taken. I think this camera is good compared to taking pictures on my iPhone cause there is a setting for a beauty shot. 
So I hope you like this outfit. It would be great for a first date. You look good with out looking like you trying to hard. 
I'll have a another date outfit soon that's a little more dressed up compared to this casual look. 
Hope you like this post and please comment for any questions. 

Love Sultaana xxx

Valentines day outfit

Hey Guys...

Sorry this is a late. This being from valentines day but I wanted to share my day with you. I was shopping most of the morning in this lovely outfit I put together. I spent my valentines catching up with friends in the afternoon for coffee. 
Then I went and bought all the food I needed to cook dinner for my 3 friends and myself. I took it all over I my friend's flat and cooked them a meal and chilled out. 
I work so much with odd shifts so I hardly get to hang out and enjoy. 

I had very minimal make up on. I had gone to get my eyebrows wax from Benefit. All I had was:
Benefit Hello flawless liquid foundation - Toasted Beige 
Benefit They real mascara 
Collection Black gel Liner
 Carmax cherry lip lam  

Green Tartan skirt- Leeds Best
Tan Knee-high Boot - New Look Sale
Plum tights - Primark

Printed tee - Primark
Purple Pasmina scarf - Gift from Morocco

Burgundy coat- Primark

I cooked coconut pasta with Broccoli and cauliflower with white sauce. All made from scratch. It was the first time I cooked a meal for my friends. I'm glad they enjoyed it. 

Love Sultaana xxx