beauty

My Beauty Secret For Natural Glowing Skin

Hey lovelies!

I am giving away my #1 beauty secret…yup…I love you that much ;D

I’ve been planning to write this post for a loooooong time, so here we go!

For the past three-four years, I have been using a miracle essential oil/water that is SO good for the skin and super inexpensive to buy…

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Pure Organic Rosehip seed oil  which is only $6! 

and I LOVE Mario Badescu’s rosewater spray which is $7

The benefits of Rosehip seed oil and rose water on the skin are incredible and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone:)

I use the pure rosehip seed oil as a moisturizer in the morning before makeup application and in the evening before bed. You can also mix a 1-2 drops of the oil into your foundation to give you a beautiful, youthful, glow from within look. NO, this will not make your skin oily! I have oily-combo skin and this does not make me greasy or shiny. You can try with one drop at first to see how you like it. I also use this as an eye makeup remover or on any (healed) cuts/scars I might have.

Rosehip Seed Oil Facts:

  • Extracted from the seeds of a native rose plant which grows wild in Chile
  • Naturally contains vitamin A, C, & E (all wonderful anti-aging essentials)
  • High in essential fatty acids
  • Was used by Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties

Benefits of Pure Organic Rosehip seed oil:

  • Corrects UV damage from the sun
  • Naturally tones the skin
  • Minimize appearance of wrinkles
  • Prevents scarring and stretch marks
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Rejuvenates skin cells
  • Dramatically improves skin moisture levels
  • Reduces stress naturally!
  • leaves the skin looking radiant and with a healthy glow

Now…the Rosewater Spray…

I mist the rosewater all over my face before makeup application, and spray on to my beauty blender to blend out my concealer and foundation. I spray the rosewater on eyeshadow and highlighter brushes before dipping in the product, to give a more pigmented, brighter look. I will also spritz it all over my face after makeup application to set and remove any powdery residue…as well as spraying it all over for an all natural beautiful smelling fragrance!

Benefits of Organic Rosewater Spray

  • Tones and softens delicate skin
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves circulation
  • Lessens acne
  • Help prevent wrinkles
  • Help maintain youthful glow
  • Awakens the senses
  • Brightens complexion
  • Cleanses pores
  • Uplifts mood
  • Tightens pores

And THIS my friends, is why I use Rosehip seed oil and Rose water for EVERYthing. Try it out for yourself and let me know how you like it!

The exact products I use are here and here. 

I wish you all happiness and beautiful glowing skin…always! ❤

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Xo, Sahar

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A Fall Perspective & Make-up look!

Happy October beautiful people!!!! 

I actually couldn’t be happier that it’s October 😀 As I’m sure you all know by now, fall is my absolute faaaaaaaaavorite season! I never knew this until I moved to Vancouver. I remember visiting Vancity during the fall and being completely drawn to the trees, all the colors and leaves falling to the ground. I used to think hot, sunny, summer weather with no seasons was the best…but unfortunately you miss the beauty of seasons when you live in sunny Southern California! Fall quickly became a season I adored living in Vancouver and I look forward to it every year.

Each year, on a nice sunny fall day, I grab a Starbucks and take a long walk by myself. It’s a time where I can simply be present, take in the beauty of life, and of nature. It’s a time where I can be thankful that I am alive and well, while appreciating how far I have come and everything and everyone I have in my life. It’s so easy to forget all of this in the hustle and bustle of a busy life. I used to think that I was drawn to fall simply because of the colors and leaves but I found that there is a much deeper meaning behind my admiration for this special season.

Bear with me here as I give you my perspective 🙂 As I’m walking through the park, the leaves are falling over my head and while I am stepping on the many leaves that are on the ground… I can’t help but feel that this is a time of renewal and an end to the present year. I feel that each leaf that falls is a part of me that I’m leaving behind. We are constantly growing and changing each year and I feel that fall really symbolizes this. So whatever it may be that you’re leaving behind this year…negativity, old jobs, old friends, maybe things or ideas that haven’t worked out…whatever that has happened to change you as a person…simply picture the leaves falling and that you’re moving forward. A new year full of opportunity, happiness, experiences and excitement is headed our way friends!

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NOW! On to the make-up of course! If you’ve made it this far, you rock! lol Here is a look I created last weekend 🙂 

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I mainly used browns and beige/golden shimmers for this look. Just want to let you guys know, if I mention a certain palette, it doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy it! If you have similar colors then you can use those! You can even use matte bronzers and shimmery highlighters as eyeshadows! Here’s a Tip! Wet your brush before dipping into any eyeshadow or highlighter to give a more vibrant and pigmented look!

Make-up details!

  • Ginzing eye cream and face moisturizer… here and here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more primer…instantly mattifies and shrinks pores here
  • Loreal Visible Lift foundation…flawless gorgeous coverage, photographs beautifully here Unfortunately the one that I have has been discontinued (I stocked up on my last LA trip) but here is the alternative product they offer.
  • Nars creamy concealer in “Custard” here and Mac Prep and prime highlighter here blended with damp beauty blender (You can use either but the Mac prep and prime gives more of a brightened, highlighted effect)
  • Marcelle loose setting powder to set everything, gives a gorgeous, flawless smooth look here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit to contour hollow of cheek bones here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna palette...Nude (or any beige color) all over from lid to brow bone, Bengal & Chocolate (any light and dark brown) in the crease  here
  • BHCosmetics/Carli Bybel pallete…light shimmery colors mixed on lid and golden highlighter on cheek bones, tip of nose, lips (will be back in stock soon!) here Some alternative highlighters I am obsessed with and that are just as beautiful are here and here
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara (My go to all time fave) here
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel “Carlilash” here
  • Mac lip liner in “Stripped” and Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lips in “Pure Hollywood” here
  • Brows filled in with Mac eyeshadow in “Espresso”

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I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you might look at fall in a different light (if you haven’t already 😉 Get out and ENJOY the beautiful day, be thankful for what you have and how far you have come. Be present…happiness isn’t controlled by anyone or anything…it’s within yourself ❤

Xo, Sahar

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Strobing and Arabic eye cut crease!

Hi beauties!!

I have been on a roll this week with makeup looks…YAY! I am definitely trying to keep these looks coming for you all, but sometimes it’s hard to think of ideas. It’s been pretty rainy in Vancouver and yesterday’s look was definitely inspired by the weather!!

I’ve been asked a few times about what “Strobing” is and it is basically just highlighting without the contour. This is the thing to do for fall and winter when your summer tan is fading. It’s perfect if you’re pale and don’t want to look too bronzed up but still glowy. You can apply a little bronzer if you wish but strobing will give you a light natural contour on it’s own. I personally add a bit of contour on myself as the rest of my body is naturally a yellowish/golden color.

It’s been a while since I have filmed a video and have been thinking about filming one on baking/strobing…what do you guys think?? :O)  Here is the look I created yesterday

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So basically, the super highlighter areas (cheek bones, bridge of nose, inner corner of eyes, under eyes, lips and chin) are what you would call “strobing” like a strobe ball lol

Make-up Details!

  • Ginzing eye cream and face moisturizer…smells like oranges so yummy here and here
  • Dr Brandt Pore no more primer…instantly mattifies and shrinks pores here
  • Loreal Visible Lift foundation…flawless gorgeous coverage, photographs beautifully here Unfortunately the one that I have has been discontinued (I stocked up on my last LA trip) but here is the alternative product they offer.
  • Nars creamy concealer in “Custardhere and Mac Prep and prime highlighter here blended with damp beauty blender (You can use either but the Mac prep and prime gives more of a brightened, highlighted effect)
  • Marcelle loose setting powder to set everything, gives a gorgeous, flawless smooth look here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit to contour hollow of cheek bones here
  • BHCosmetics/Carli Bybel pallete golden highlighter on cheek bones, tip of nose, lips (will be back in stock soon!) here Some alternative highlighters I am obsessed with and that are just as beautiful are here and here
  • Eyeshadows are also from the Carli Bybel palette
  • Cut Crease line made with Smashbox black gel liner but you can use any gel liner, black eyeliner or eyeshadow with an angled brush.
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara (My go to all time fave) here
  • Velour Lashes/Carli Bybel “Carlilash” here
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in “Undressed” over top highlighted lips here

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I used the bottom middle two colors to highlight my face and the top two on the left for my eyeshadow lid colors.

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Let me know if you have any questions, requests or anything at all and thanks for reading 🙂 hope you beauties have a lovely day!

Xo, Sahar