Journal: Shopping Haul

Hey y’all!

I went shopping this weekend with my mom and got some great items! Old Navy had 30% off a few things and I stopped by Nordstrom Rack for the jewelry. 😍 I’m in love with the ring 💍 I was able to find a few matching Nadri pieces to finally create a set. For her designs you really have to hunt them down  and look carefully in store if you want a set! 😉

Product Review: Halal Nail Polish by Orly

Hi loves~

Recently I got to try out Orly’s Breathable Treatment nail polish which is certified halal for Muslim women to wear. The Orly team worked with Muslim Girl, a Muslim centric journalism site, to create an entire line of nail polish just for the girls! The nail polish came in my monthly care package and the coral is bit more on the reddish side.

Orly Breathable Treatment + Color                   Such a pretty color!

Pro:  The color lasts a long time and stood up to a week. It also really is a good treatment! It made my nails super strong and healthy and that lasted about 3 weeks after removal of this nail polish.

Con: The color runs on just about anything you touch. I left coral marks on any paper I rubbed my nails on even by accident. However that may be because I did not use a topcoat, but the product said it wasn’t needed. Guess they were wrong on that one!

Score: 4.8 out of 5. It is a great product! It made my nails super healthy with a amazing color, but they need a topcoat sealer for the polish. The color scratched and left residue on paper, and desk surfaces… Although this happened, there were no chips or visible imperfections to my nails color itself. Just, everyone knew what you had your hands on when paperwork had red marks them. 😛

Shopping for Accessories 

He everyone~

At the job I work at, more than just talking about work, a lot of clients have asked me about my jewelry. If it’s real, it’s so sparkly, where do you shop, along with general compliments are all things I’ve been told and asked on. So I thought why not make a post on it?

Nadri


Her jewelry is absolutely gorgeous! They all look high quality and real even though the stones are cubic zirconia! I get majority of my compliments when I wear her pendant necklaces or rings. I was first introduced to her brand when I went to Nordstrom Rack and my sister and I found a bracelet of hers on clearance, which was great because I was shopping for things to wear at a Desi/Indian wedding. Since I’m petite my wrists are very small, and I found her bracelets to fit me perfectly. 😍 Dream come true!

Gorjana


Another great designer. I discovered this brand when I had my eyes glued to a bracelet at TJ Maxx in their display case. My mom was against it because it was a gold plate over brass but I am very self indulgent when it comes to jewelry so I purchased it. It has become my most favorite gold bangle. The brands other designs are great too.

Covet

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This is another brand I found at Nordstrom Rack. I actually happened to be looking for Nadri’s brand jewelry at the time and stumbled upon this brand while searching. Their rings that I picked out are really blingy and more on the cocktail ring side. Very pretty. 😁

Old Navy


This store has been very good to me when it comes to finding jewelry at a good value for how many sales the store has. They also sell their jewelry online but I highly recommend going to the store as there is always a bigger variety. Also be aware, from my experience the prices range from store to store! I once bought a ring full price only to find it the same day at another location where all those rings were marked clearance. 😢

Aliexpress


My mother is an Aliexpress shopping maverick. She always has shipments of quality looking jewelry coming in from there and boosts how she gets them for like $4! I honestly don’t know how she sifts through all of the sellers because I’ve had bad luck myself. My first ring I purchased gave me green marks, but my mom never has a single issue. She recommends looking at the sellers’ rating! 😉

Banana Republic Factory Outlet

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I love shopping at the outlet store here. Not only is their clothing classic and comfy, with great fit for my petite size, the jewelry is beautiful too.

Tree to Tub- Review

Early December last year I got to order the Soapberry products from Tree to Tub’s Black Friday promo sale. I’ve now been using the shampoo and body was since then and I like it though I have a few complaints.

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Shopping Haul

Hey guys!

I went shopping last weekend and I thought it would be nice to share with y’all what I got. I wasn’t originally planning to go out since I’m trying to keep up my savings but my sis needed a few things and the shopaholic in me took over at the end to buy just one item, even though it’s not for me. 🙃

My sis tried on all the shoes I asked her to and I must say those black Report shoes are too cute! She ended up buying these in store at Nordstrom Rack and a nude pair online.

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While my sis was trying on more shoes I walked over to the handbag section with my mom and found these cute mini bags.
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We got hungry and ate at Gordon Birsch and I had a mani mahi sandwich with sweet potato fries and a slice of my mom’s veggie pizza from her plate.

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Last but not least, the item I bought that wasn’t for me. My boss asked me to buy a plant buddy for his office so I found an about $20 artificial one at Home Goods. My boss can’t grow a thing as he is a newbie so artificial is best, plus this looks super real! He said if he doesn’t pay me back, and he hasn’t yet, I can keep or return it. 😗 I’ve gotten so many compliments already on it just after a day so I may just keep it at my station!

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Favorite Products 

Hi everyone~

I’ve got all these products that I am currently in love with listed here. Enjoy, and know that these all have my personal stamp of approval. 🙂 Plus most of these are running on empty from how much I’ve used them ;D
1. Nuke Exfoliating Gel with Rose Petals $24 for sensitive to all skin types
2. Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator $34
3. Balance Me Congested Skin Serum $30 from Birchbox
4. Dr. Brandt Skincare $78 from Sephora

5. Boscia Luminizing Black Mask $34
6. Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask $25 (I got a 4 pod sample for $8-$10) at sephora in store
7. Etre Belle Aloe Vera Gel $24 from Glossybox
8. Clearista Retexturizing Gel $70

9. Tarte LipSurgence lip tint in lust $24
10. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstain Cranberry Crush $7.49 on Amazon
11. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstain In the Buff $7.49 on Amazon

12. W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara $23.50
13. Maybelline Great Lash Washable Mascara $5.99
14. Doucce Ultra Precision Eye Liner Pencil $22
15. Aurora Eyeliner Pen $12

My Favorite Products

Hi everyone~

I have accumulated quite a plethora of products in the past few months thanks to the combined subscriptions, gifts, and online shopping for skin, hair, and beauty products between my sister and I. It’s only appropriate now that I make a list of all my faves, right? 🙂

Hyaluronic Acid Serum by InstaNatural

One of my impulse buys about a month ago, this product it now my favorite serum, though I never really used serums before this, ha! It has 5% Hyaluronic Acid, among other goodies and keeps my skin happy and hydrated. I haven’t seen any scars lightened, and I have no wrinkles to give you a review on that, but I love this serum regardless for the moisture it gives. This product is gel like and quite thick and smooth in consistency. With just one pump from the dropper, I can cover my face, neck, and hands with the stuff 🙂 Continue reading