OOTN | London Nights

What's On My Nails

OOTD | Winter Walks

OOTN | Turkish Nights

OOTN | Summer Nights

Anastasia Beverly Hills | The Illuminator

OOTD | The Everyday Culottes

OOTN | The Staple Blazer

OOTN | Crochet Nights

Crochet Crop Top: Miss Guided

OOTD | Summer Style

OOTD | Simplicity

OOTD | Summer Denim

OOTN | Black x Gold

John Lewis | Skincare Talk

Balayage | Before & After

OPI | As Steady As She Rose

Desperately need recommendations on a similar shade to this one. I'm getting in an awful habit of getting acrylics done from the salon, my nails are gonna hate me soon! The shade I'm wearing is by OPI and is called As Steady As She Rose....however. It's a discontinued shade and more or less ancient. So any recommendations for something similar is more than welcome! 

Sabi x

Benefit x House of Fraser | Cheekathon

A few weeks ago, I was invited by House of Fraser to the launch (and learn) event of Benefit’s Cheekathon Palette* which was held at the Benefit Good Ship over by the Embankment in London.  It was such a stunning day in London that day, bear in mind this was back in April, and the view was just incredible as the weather was beaut and it was right opposite the London Eye, I definitely think the Good Ship has the best view in London town #justsayin

The event consisted of cocktails, cake pops, a makeup lesson by Lauren from Benefit on how to use the Cheekathon palette as well as the opportunity to get a brow wax and shop all of Benefit’s cult products. I do love Benefit as a brand from the products they sell to their branding. It was really great to learn about the Cheekathon palette, as it consists of Benefit’s iconic powders; Hoola, Dallas, Dandelion, Coralista and the amazing highlighter; Rockateur as well as a small brush which is great for contouring FYI! The palette is amazing, and also has a mirror too. I’ve been using the palette everyday versus my normal contour/highlighter (Anastasia Beverly Hills) and can truly say it’s an amazing palette, as you can see this post is pretty picture heavy!

The palette is £44.50 which includes 5 full sized blushes/contours/highlighters which retail at £23.50 each. I’m a NC30 in MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation, and I can wear all of the shades in this palette. On a daily basis, I use 4 out of 5 on my face, I would so use the 5th blush if it was acceptable to use 2 blushes!

The Good Ship was amazing and is actually open to the public throughout summer as they have a Pinkton Parlour Bar, a Brow Bar where you can come in and get a wax and everything goes to charity, and a Lashitude Restaurant where you can stop by for lunch, tea and bottomless brunches Find out more about what’s going on at The Good Ship here and if you want to check out the Cheekathon Palette (I highly suggest you do) check it out here.

Sabi x

OOTD | The Longline Bomber Duster

Long-Line Bomber Duster: ASOS
Blouse: Primark
Trousers: ASOS
Shoes: Zara

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The Lace Shoes

Lace Shoes: Zara, also available in tan.

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OOTD | Amsterdam Day to Night

Coat: Zara
Knitwear: Zara
Jeans: Topshop
Boots: Topshop

Lace Body: Boohoo
Leather Look Skirt: ASOS
Clutch: Aspinal of London

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OOTN | Gig Night

Lace Body: Boohoo
Lace High Waisted Shorts: ASOS

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OPI | Big Apple Red

Big Apple Red by OPI

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OPI | Lincoln Park After Dark

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

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OOTN | Indian Wedding

Custom Made 2 Piece: Poonam's Kaurture $560
Midi Rings: Topshop

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OOTD | Work Mode

High Waisted Skinny Trousers: ASOS
Blouse: Zara
Loafers: River Island

Sabi x

Glam Glow | Review

This is probably the best skincare product I have ever used to date. I've seen a lot of bloggers/celebrities rave about Glam Glow products but could never justify spending over £40 for a small pot of face mask. However after buying the sample size from Sephora, after just one use I could really feel and see the difference and ended up buying the full size...and it's sister. Now this really sounds like one of those Proactive Skincare adverts but I honestly  saw results after just one use...

The black pot is the Glam Glow Youth Mud and the white pot is the Glam Glow Super Mud. Who knew there could be so many different types of mud, especially a mud that costs more than my foundation =P

What does it do?

Glam Glow Youth Mud is basically your all rounder mask as it does the following:

- Brightens skin
- Exfoliates
- Penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin to soften lines and wrinkles
- Tightens, tones and lifts the skin
- Minimises pores
- Absorbs impurities 
- Minimises spots
- Leaves a glow (guess it's called Glam Glow for a reason)

Glam Glow Super Mud on the other hand focuses more on your problem areas so it does the following:

- Helps breakouts/spots
- Minimises black/whiteheads
- Minimises pores
- Helps razor burns and ingrown hair bumps
- Helps skin clearing

Super Mud is the same price as Youth Mud but is smaller in size which is a little cheeky however it's much more effective on the skin. So from the moment you apply the mask on your skin, you will feel a tingle. For a split second I thought "I've just paid £40 for a product that's gonna burn my skin!" but no. It's all part of the process, so at first it tingles your skin but that's just all the natural ingredients working it's magic. The mask dries really fast, which is a bonus for me as I hate waiting. Once washed off, you instantly notice a glow and over time it makes your skin look a lot brighter and clearer. I use this 2-3 times a week only on problem areas, or areas I'm likely to breakout as it helps prevent this. 

I'm going to have to warn you though...once you Glam Glow, you don't go back. And the pot finishes quite quickly therefore before you know it, you'll be um-ing and ah-ing whether or not to buy your next pot as your wallet is probably going to be a little empty but I promise you, it's totally worth it!

Glam Glow is available to purchase online from Feel Unique and £40 each for the two products mentioned above.

Sabi x

The Beauty Blender | Review

If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you would have seen the *hundred* photos I uploaded whilst on holiday in Abu Dhabi and Dubai during December. Well, it's been a while as I've been testing out all of the products I purchased from my *daily* Sephora visits.

I've been a big fan of the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge ever since it came out, I haven't used a brush to apply my foundation since as the results are 100% better than a brush! Long story, cut short as I do like to ramble... I finally purchased the Beauty Blender in Black.

Now for those who haven't used a blender before, it's simply a latex free sponge which gives you a flawless base and finish. You simply wet the sponge under warm water, squeeze the excess water out. You'll notice the sponge increases in size slightly, and then you start applying your foundation and concealer with it. Some people use the sponge dry, but the finish you get from a damp sponge is a hundred times better. You waste less foundation with a Beauty Blender/Complexion Sponge compared to a foundation brush and it also gives you an even coverage all over.

Now it's really easy to clean the sponge, but it's something you need to everyday to ensure the quality of your sponge and finish of your makeup stays tip top. I clean mine with my Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash every morning before I use it and it looks brand new every time. The one small thing I love about the blender is that the small container becomes an air dry pot when it's wet. Such a small simple thing, but clever and very hygienic! 

Tough question but you must be thinking it; which is better? The Real Techniques Complexion Sponge or the Beauty Blender. In all honesty, I think they're both "the bomb.com" however I love that the Real Techniques sponge, has a flat side which allows me to blend my concealer nicely. Whereas the Blender is complete a 360 shape. Real Techniques offers a cheaper price (£5.99) whereas the Blender is £16.00 so as much as I love the Blender, I do have to say Real Techniques wins at price and shape efficiency but otherwise is just as amazing!

The Beauty Blender is available to buy from:Cult Beauty for £16.00.

Sabi x

OOTN | Dubai Nights

Maxi Skirt with Black Insert: Boohoo
Black Vest Top: H&M
Black Crop Jacket: Ted Baker
Necklace: Zara
Shoes: (I know they're hardly visible ;) - Kurt Geiger)

Sabi x

OOTD | The Kimono

Ripped Skinny Jeans: Topshop
Black Vest Top: Gap
Grey Chiffon Kimono: ASOS
Necklace: Zara
Shoes: Topshop
Clutch: Louis Vuitton

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OOTN | The High Neck Playsuit

High Neck Playsuit: MissGuided
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OOTD | Gold on Nude on White

White Skinny Jeans: Topshop
Nude Oversized T-Shirt: Boohoo
Nude Ballet Pumps: Topshop
Gold Necklace: H&M
Sunglasses: Prada
Bag: Neverfall GM Louis Vuitton

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