The scent that caught my heart <3

I cannot stop sniffing on my new perfume…a friend of mine (so generous of her) got me a Sephora gift card and well since it was my birthday, I got myself a new perfume, knowing that I really need one (not!) This is beyond yummy. It’s totally delicious and sensual and overall sexy.

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The Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon is a blend of vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and a hint of tuberose. These notes are quite bold and oriental. It’s has a special woody scent that is intoxicating in a provocative sexy way. What I love about this perfume is that is has the duality of feminine sophistication and masculine edge. IT’s sincerely one of my favorite perfume at the moment. It’s strong but not too strong that suffocates you. You can smell it all day because it’s one rich mofo. It’s an unpredictable scent with a punch.

I am also not gonna lie that I am a total sucker for the bottle…the unexpected amber toned bottle is beautiful (ahhh!!!) I don’t know why, but this bottle makes me melt. It’s like a timeless architectural building. So fancy! The price is obviously on the high-end side but I say if you want to smell good, you gotta pay up. I bought the 1.0 OZ bottle for 82$ CAD and my pocket was hurt at first…but since it was my birthday, I figured, why not?!

If you’re looking for a sexy, sultry, provocative perfume..then this is your match. I could keep going on for ages about how incredible this perfume is..but I’ll leave up to you guys to go try it out at Sephora…y’all won’t regret it.

Have any of you tried it? Or have found the one perfume you cannot live without? Let me know in a comment down below!

Cheers x

 

The Mr. Clean of cleansers in beauty…

Want squeaky clean brushed and beauty blenders…then this is exactly what you are looking for!! The Liquid Blendercleanser by Beautyblender. It’s efficient, it’s safe on your brushes as well as your beaut blenders.

 

This baby runs for 25$ CAD and it lasts forever unless you abuse whilst using it. Before I discovered this, I would always wash my brushes with Dawn dish soap….it was good but nothing close to the beautyblender liquid soap. When I discovered this, I so had an AHHHH moment and I was so excited to get my brushes dirty just so I get to use it.

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This cleanser removes excess residue and germs from your makeup brushed without harming the bristles for a clean makeup application. And what’s awesome about this product is that it is soy-based which means that the formula breaks down rapidly making it earth-friendly. Yay! I am not particularly fond of the smell…but who cares, because it doesn’t linger.

This monster passionately cleans every little gunk on your beauty blender. The results are mind boggling! It’s so worth the price and it does what it promises to do. Y’all need this in your lives.

Have you guys tried other products the work for you? Please share ’em with me in a comment down below!

Cheers x

The dress I fell in love with

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I was walking around downtown Amman and I came across a really cute tiny clothing store..that had unique items and fashion pieces. When I asked the sales associate where they imported the pieces from, he told me they locally made them in Jordan. I was so excited to come across this store because it supported local designer and that to me is always a plus when I go shopping. The fashion industry is made of bug sharks and little fish and I love the little fish. I love supporting them!

Anyway, back the the shopping…I had liked a lot of items in the store..but on my way out, I spotted this dress and then I died. I knew I needed it in my life. I mean, it’s really simple and modest in design but it just screamed my name. It’s stylish, comfortable, summery, girly and very versatile. I know I can get a lot of wear out of this baby. I can wear it with heels, flats and even sneakers and it would still look smashing. I can accessorize it however I want because of it’s neutral color.

And this is how I decided to wear it!

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What I wore:

– Dress from Amman, Jordan (local boutique).
– Necklace from Jerusalem (Antique and Vintage collectibles).
Jessica Simpson Clog Sandals.
– Aldo sunglasses.

What do you guys think of the dress? Is it a yay or a nay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I wore: Palestine 2016

I took it upon myself to document what I wore everyday throughout my vacation. I wore everything I packed, which was pleasantly surprising…kinda means I am an efficient packer…

 

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What I wore: Thrifted bodysuit – Beaded maxi skirt (purchased from a random store while vacationing in the Middle East) – Zara shoes – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Topshop graphic printed top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – David Jones bag – Thrifted sandals – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Miss Me beaded top – Rachel Zoe skinnies – Thrifted sandals – David Jones bag – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Rachel Zoe Jeans – Calvin Klein bag – Studded Italian slippers – Aldo sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 floral top – True Religion skinnies – Italian slippers – Calvin Klein bag – Bulgari sunglasses.

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What I wore: Long striped top (purchased for a local shop in Jordan) – True Religion skinnies – Charles and Keith sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Thrifted skinnies – Gifted slippers – Antique necklace from Jerusalem – Claire’s sunglasses.

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What I wore: Zara checkered shirt – Thrifted skinnies – Italian studded slippers – Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

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What I wore: VS Pink burnout top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Antique necklace.

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What I wore: Forever 21 top – Zara culottes – Squid shoes – Betsey Johnson sunglasses – Calvin Klein bag – Vintage necklace from Jerusalem.

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What I wore: Thrifted graphic print top – Forever 21 jeans – Thrifted sandals – Calvin Klein bag – Antique necklace.

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So which outfit is your fave?

 

 

 

Behind the Western Wall: Palestine in 2 weeks.

So I am finally back from vacation..I am not going to lie, it feels so damn good to be sleeping in my bed after a 6 week hiatus. I love traveling because it is the best way to enrich the soul with culture, heritage and history. I love meeting new people, seeing new places and learning new things. Although I had gone to Jordan quite a few times this past few years, I always seem to discover something new. I was also able to pass through Palestine and this was magical. I got to spend time in my ancestors’ country. I spend 2 wonderful weeks there where I got to explore the deepest parts of Nablus, Nazareth, Jaffa and more….In this blog, I will be sharing with you some of Palestine’s highlights. I wish I could have had more pictures..but I was so immersed with my family, that I just kept forgetting to take snaps.

I was super blessed and luck to visit the following cities in Palestine: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Jericho, Ramallah, Nablus, Nazareth, Haifa and Jerusalem.

Palestine is basically the most important country in the world…I guess this is war never ends. It is the home of religion and history. The home to Jesus, Prophet Mohammed, the home to Christianity, Judaism, Islam…the beginning and the end of human life. Palestine is where we find the oldest city in the world…a city that was there for a little more than 10 000 year…which is quite fascinating for history buffs. It is also the hottest city in the world…gosh!!! so freaking hot because it has the lowest altitude…humidity level…1000000. I like almost died…but I gotta admit that when there’s a breeze at nighttime; it’s lovely. Oh and also, you’ll find the Dead Sea…the saltiest sea in the world…they call it dead sea because there aren’t any living creatures to be found in it.

Jerusalem of course is an important city for all 3 abrahamic religions. It is the home to faith, belief and conviction. The city is always full of devoted pilgrims that come from all over the world and gather to pray and find peace. I love it so much because it feels familiar and warming. I was able to visit the Church of Resurrection, the place where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and resurrected. I also visited a Roman Church where I learned so much about Russian Orthodox Tradition. I got to explore the old street of Jerusalem and bought so many souvenirs from the old souks. Something I was excited to see live was the Wailing Wall, a wall  where  Jews practice their faith; weeping at the site over the destruction of the Temples. Jerusalem is a must see city and if you ever think of traveling somewhere holy and full of rich history, then you need to put this on your bucket list.

Tel-Aviv, Jaffa and Haifa have beautiful beaches because they border the Mediterranean coast. There are many beautiful sites to see, places to visit and souvenir shops to rampage. So many cool places on the waterfront promenades..just magical. The smell of the cities when you near the ocean..is just inexplicable. It smells like salt, sand, seashells and summer air. It’s a sight to see. I could totes live there. I could totes wake up every morning and just swim in the ocean ❤

Nablus is a little meh, although downtown Nablus is amazing, I didn’t quite enjoy it as much…I felt like it was a little boring. There wasn’t much to do except shop and eat (which is totally fine…but I would have wanted more sightseeing).

Ramallah is a beautiful city that kinda reminds me of Montreal. There are plenty of people and plenty of cars. There are loads of important government offices and companies. There are loads of beautiful condos and yummy restaurants. A great place to party at..I went to a graduation party there once and man!! Danced till I couldn’t anymore!

All in all, you get to see a bit of the Byzantine empire, a little bit of the Ottoman empire, a little of Palestine culture, a lot of Israeli touches, loads of Christian symbols and a whole lotta love. What’s wonderful about this country is that you see everything you need to see.

Enjoy the photos…here y’all go:

 

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Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures…I truly wish I had more photos…but I was too busy falling in love with everything.

Cheers xx