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The Week #26

#InstaCrushes: The Week #26

I know I know, I’ve not posted an #InstaCrushes post in ages! To be fair, June was just one of those months…. it literally flew by!!

So here I am (finally) with a quick update on what I’ve been up to blog-wise in the past week or so!

1. The Summer Shoes Edit – I know I keep going on about it but I am going on holidays in exactly 3 weeks time and have already picked out my outfits etc…. here I shared the shoes I’ll be strutting around in over the next few weeks!

2. A new #OOTD post! I wish I could post more of these and I promise you I will one I am back from vacation… this cute lace dress is from H&M and was a total bargain! Paired with some leopard-print espadrilles also from H&M and a Koton denim jacket, the perfect casual daytime outfit for Summer!!

3. Oooh this one is SUPER exciting!! My UK Drugstore beauty & make-haul! Lots of new bits & pieces for me to try out over the Summer and blog about soon ;)!!

4. How cool is the July GlamBox?! Hello!!! Review coming soon.

5. Check out my new Foreo Luna Mini – I got this little beauty at a recent bloggers’ event and have been using it for a week or so now. And all I can say is…. wait to read my review! heheh! It’s coming super soon I promise!!

6. I’ve been ‘hauling’ again. Picked up these 2 gorgeous necklaces in New Look for AED20!! Yes AED20 for both of them! #bargainhunter

7. Some more new products to try out & review! This time I’m testing the new skincare range by Diptyque! Review coming soon…

8. And this was inside the goodie bag at the last bloggers’ event I attended! How amazing!! I will of course be trying & testing all of this stuff and will share my feedback on the blog with you all!

I’m foreseeing these next few weeks to be much quieter and it should give me more time to blog.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!!

CC Stamp

 

The Week #25

#InstaCrushes: The Week #25

Well well, I’ve not posted an #InstaCrushes update in a little while. Apologies for that… I didn’t feel I had been up to anything exciting enough to share in a blog post…

BUT, that’s all changed because over the last week or so, there has been things happening! New videos, new product launches, a little beauty haul so read on to find out more.

1. The famous Sephora Formula X polishes are finally (about time!) landing in the UAE this month! I’ve checked them out at the launch event and can tell you they are wicked! Check out my full review here.

2. Another much awaited brand launch, which is I think THE most exciting of them all is NARS! Yes, Nars is back with a vengeance and it’ll hit us on 16 October in Sephora! I mean… hello?! THE best make-up brand ever!! I cannot wait :)

3. You know me, I love to try out new things. And so I picked up this super cute nail polish in Victoria Secret and absolutely love it! It has a super shiny/sparkly rose gold wash and looks fab on the nails! THE summer polish crush. AND it was only 30 box… bargain!

4. I published my very first #GlamVlog on my Youtube channel! YAY! Did you guys check it out?! Do, it’s right here. You could also subscribe to my channel whilst you’re at it? Just saying…

5. What’s in the bag?!! Well, you’re going to have to wait for a bit cos it’s still in London… Mr M has gone over for a week and a bit and I made sure to pack him a list of drugstore beauty bits as long as my arm! Oh the look on the cashier’s face when he must have dropped his basket on her counter…. priceless! Haul video, coming soon!

6. Have you guys seen my GlamBox Competition? It closes on 30th June so you still have plenty of time to enter! All the deets here.

Well there you have it, a quick snap shot of my last week in Instagram photos which you can always follow here too!

A bientôt!

CC Stamp

The Week #24

#InstaCrushes: The Week #24

I know, I’m a week behind on my #InstaCrushes. Life happens hey!

I’m here now so let’s catch up on what I have been up to lately! And in case you’re not following me on Instagram cos if you are you would have already seen these!

1 .The main event, week before last,  was of course the much awaited Viva Beauty Awards!! I was invited to the ‘bloggers’ table and had an absolute blast with the girls! Giggling like cray cray in-between 2 tweets, winning the night’s ‘Who wants to be a beauty expert’ game and just catching up with all of my  beauty friends!!

2. I got a new toy!! Well, I got ‘lent’ a new toy. This is the new Canon Legria Mini X which I’m trying out in the next couple of weeks. It is meant to be the perfect vlogger/blogger/journo ‘s accessory and let’s you record super high quality footage when you’re out & about! I’m actually going to be vlogging my trip to Qatar so be sure to check out my YouTube Channel later on this week.

3. Been keeping it simply make-up wise lately. Only because the weather is starting to get really hot and steamy plus we’re nearing Ramadan so gotta easy into the ‘bare face’ look nicely ;). I’ve been loving my Benefit They’re Real Mascara and my Nars ‘Coeur Battant’ blush. The colour is quite bold but if you apply a tiny tiny bit with a big fluffy blush brush it gives the most gorgeous flushed look ever! For eyes, again, simple! Eye crayons are perfect! This one from Barry M was a total bargain and stays put all day long.

4. What did I wear for the Viva Beauty Awards?! I almost forgot! Well, I kind of recycled my River Island dress which I love and paired it with my lime green San Marina heels, Reiss clutch and a Primark faux pearl necklace. Arm swag by Bimbo & Lola and C. Wonder. I love the contrast between the pink of the dress and the colour of the shoes… you just gotta experiment a little!

5. Here’s a peek at the prize we won on the night! Each table competed against each other answering a series of beauty-related questions and table 14 won!! Of course! A table of 10 beautistas! The prize included a special edition GlamBox, a Philips hair straighteners, some Nike work out gear etc… fab!

6. Talking of GlamBox, I’ve posted a review of the May one if you’ve not checked it yet, click here!

The Week #23

#InstaCrushes: The Week #23

Happy Sunday!

Well, as happy as a Sunday can be :)! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Where has it gone by the way?! I had a great week last week and a really relaxing weekend, hence the lack of blogging. I have not opened the laptop until this morning, which felt great! Should do this more often…

Anyways, here’s a look back at the week that was:

1. A little #FOTD snap from when I attended the Pond’s Arabia ‘Celebrate Women’ event last week. Kept it fairly simple and fool-proof. All stayed impeccable throughout the evening thanks to the Benefits Stay Flawless 15h Primer stick which, I only started using recently. Turns out it’s a new favourite!! I also really like my Pond’s BB+ Cream… the texture is so light and fresh! A great drugstore product!

2. Had a bit of a girlie catch up with a very dear friend on Friday at the newly opened Waldorf Astoria on the Palm. That place is just amazing and the view of the Atlantis and the Palm was well… Instagram-worthy. Obviously!! Can’t wait to return and check out their Asian restaurant….

3.  I’ll be posting a review of the infamous Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser shortly so won’t say anymore… you just gotta check out the blog later on tonight 😉

4. I’ll also be updating y’all on my Summer Hair Care Routine… I’m currently using AND loving the Davines’ Nounou ‘Nourishing & Illuminating’ Shampoo and Cream and my beauty find of the year award has to go to this little shampoo brush I picked up in Daiso for AED7 which just makes it so much easier to detangle my hair in the shower! Amazeballs.

5. Well, can you spot a pattern this week!! Another product that’s just landed on my desk and which I’ll be testing in the next couple of weeks! This Dr Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask sounds just like what I needed to refine the texture of my skin which has been a bit cray cray recently… fingers crossed!

6. Last but not least, a little #OOTD pic from the Pond’s Arabia event wearing my beloved Promod top, New Look maxi skirt and bag and my Marks & Spencers heels (which you can’t actually see the skirt is so long!)

I’m looking forward to the next few weeks actually! They’re going to be crazy ones but in a good way with a couple of exciting work events but also some cool blog posts! I’ll event try to film another YouTube video.

Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram AND Twitter to keep in touch alright?!

Have a fabulous week :)

CC Stamp

 

The Week #21

#InstaCrushes: The Week #21

Can’t quite believe it’s already Saturday and the weekend is almost over! Gosh, where has this week gone?! Mind you it was quite a full on one between work and the blog!

Check out what I’ve been up to lately:

1. My skincare routine has changed quite a bit since the last time I blogged about it (see here) and so I am due for a Skincare Routine Update blog post in the next few days… I’ve included some really great products and so far been really happy with the results. Can’t wait to share these with you :)

2 &  4. I did get quite a few questions on the products I use for my eyes and so blogged about my eye care routine last week. Check it out here. I’ve included the skincare products I use everyday but also the make-up ones.

3. Never thought I’d say this but ‘I baked cookies‘!! OMG!! And they were pretty yummy too! For those of you who know me, you’ll know I don’t cook. I can’t even make an omelette. BUT, I stumbled upon an easy-peasy recipe on Tanya Burr‘s blog (here) and thought I’d give it a try!!

5. I have to admit that I can be a bit of an ‘organisation’ freak! And it is especially true when I travel so when I was in France last summer I brought this cute little pouch, which is in fact to keep all of your papers/receipts safe in your bag but I use it to store all of my telephone/laptop charger, clicker, usb’s etc… plus it looks really cool!

6. Loving the new Twitter layout! I know a lot of people commented that it looked a bit too much like Facebook but I actually liked it. I updated mine and thought to encourage you all to follow me if you aren’t already! I am not the most ‘active’ on Twitter but will try to be a bit more! I promise :)

7. Last but not least, here’s a little pic of me with the lovely Victoria from Twitter and Maha who works with me. The three of us travelled to Qatar to run a Social Media Breakfast event on Thursday and had an amazing time! Thank you girls :)

What have you guys been up to lately?! Here’s the new week!

CC Stamp