Another date night :) I used my NYX products which I've featured from my previous post and some new products I got. I bought Bourjois Air Mat Foundation (#05 Golden Beige) and Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (#150 Neutralizer) recently and I'm quite happy with its quality and finishing. So here's what I came up with my makeup look.

The eye shadow palette has nice color options from neutral shades to dark and shimmery colors. From this makeup look, I've tried to use shimmery dark blue and shimmery peach. I love the combination! Not so dramatic but glamorous. The dark nude lipstick shade neutralized the dark smokey colors of my eye shadow which I guess is just perfect ;)

Here's what I used for this makeup look:
  • NYX Pore Filler (POF01)
  • Bourjois Air Mat Foundation (#05 Golden Beige)
  • NYX Contour, Color Corrector and Concealer (3CP03 - Deep/Profound)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (#150 Neutralizer)
  • Marks & Spencer Loose Powder
  • H&M Eyebrow Kit (Chocolate)
  • Daiso EyeBrow Pencil
  • Maxfactor Pan Stick Concealer (Medium)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow set Mascara (Bold Brunette)
  • NYX Eyeshadow (S130-Wicked Dreams)
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild CoverAll Liquid Concealer Wand (Beige)
  • Deborah Eye Liner Pen (Black)
  • Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara
  • Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb blusher
  • Revlon Highlighting Palette (#30 Bronze Glow)
  • Benefit Cosmetics - High Beam Highlighter 
  • NYX Liquid Matte Lipstick (LIPLI 12- Exotic)
  • Freshlook Colorblends Contact Lenses (Gray)

Here are some mandatory selfie shots. LOL :)

My husband and I always agreed that the best way to relax is to temporarily getaway from all the stress of work and the hustle and bustle of the busy city. It was our 7th year wedding anniversary and the finest gift we can give to ourselves is to relax. Since we cannot go out-of-country because of work and budget as well, we only planned to stay in a nearby hotel.

It took us couple of days to decide in which hotel we should stay for couple of days. We ended up with two choices. Both hotels are pretty nice but the one that we didn't choose was too far from the city. We decided to stay in Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi because aside from the good location which is just about right distance away from the city, we find it quite affordable in The price we got includes the breakfast for two. I read good reviews which is one of our deciding factors as well.

We booked at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi and I called their reservation department to confirm our booking. I also reiterate the request that I've also noted in I asked the reservation staff if we can check-in at least an hour earlier and for a late check-out as well. I also clearly asked for non-smoking area. I informed the staff that it is our anniversary so I'm hoping for a favorable response for my request. He told me that he will put it on note and that they will do their best to comply with my request.

OK we are a little too excited that we came an hour and half earlier from the usual check-in time. The front desk attendant, Ms. Jessica, politely assisted during our check-in. She was very accommodating and very professional. She even greeted us for our anniversary. Although we were there very early, Ms. Jessica did our check-in procedure. We were so happy that we can start to relax early as well.

Here are some photos inside our room.


Here is the afternoon view just outside our room balcony.

Night view from our balcony.

Sale is equals to makeup haul! ;) Since sale is always the best time to buy good drugstore products, I always grab that opportunity. And I guess my husband enjoyed it too, because he was the one buying me all this kikays ;) Yes, he spoiled me too much.

Anyhow, here's my quick review of these lovelies. I will soon post my makeup video using these babies.

Here are what I bought:

  • NYX Concealer (3CP03 - Deep/Profound)
  • NYX Pore Filler (POF01)
  • NYX Eyeshadow (S130-Wicked Dreams)
  • NYX Liquid Matte Lipstick (LIPLI 12- Exotic)

NYX Concealer (3CP03 - Deep/Profound) - I was supposed to buy the lighter shade of this  but since it is not available, I bought this darker shade. Anyhow, it is still a good concealer for my skin imperfections and very nice shade for contouring. It is very creamy and pretty easy to blend. They are very pigmented and require just a small amount to built up from medium to full coverage.

NYX Pore Filler (POF01) - This has a velvety, silky-smooth texture and fill in over pores, making them less noticeable. Its color is light peachy and unscented. It is weightless and has a matte finish which I personally love. Although the pore filler coverage isn't very high, I think it is a good primer especially to light to medium makeup coverage.

NYX Eyeshadow (S130-Wicked Dreams) - This pretty eye shadow palette can transform you to simple neutral everyday look to lovely shimmery tone to party glam. It has a very fine texture and pigmented color. It blended perfectly and the color selection is gorgeous.


NYX Liquid Matte Lipstick (LIPLI 12- Exotic) - This creamy matte liquid lipstick is now one of my favorites from the few liquid mattes that I have. The texture is creamy enough to leave my lips moisturized and the color is very pigmented. I am happy with the color I chose (Exotic) with perfectly matched my skin tone. It last on my lips for hours even after I had lunch or drink anything. It lightly faded after meal and after long hours but the color is still very visible enough that I don't need to retouch at all.

It was one of our usual not-so planned weekends that we decided to head up to Dubai. Since my husband's favorite mall is Dragon Mart, we decided to book a nearby hotel just for an overnight stay. Dragon Mart 2 recently opened early this year so I assumed that a whole day won't be enough to roam around both malls. If you haven't been there, it is quite huge! Plus to check out everything and to bargain (yes, you can ask for a discount!) you definitely need a lot of time.

I booked Ibis Styles Hotel couple of days ahead of weekend. It was a last minute deal in so we got it in a very affordable price including breakfast for two. The location was perfect for us since we aimed to maximize our Dragon Mart mall 1&2 strolling. The hotel is just 2 minutes away from both mall branches, so we were also able to rest in the hotel in between our strolling escapade. The parking space is very convenient and spacious, only that, since it is in an open area, our car was directly under the heat of the sun. Car park sunshades would be perfect I guess.

Ibis Styles Hotel is quite far from the busy city center of Dubai, which for us and for some might find it as a plus point. The hotel ambiance was very calm and homey. Its minimalist interior and the earthy color tones perfectly matched.

I was a little hesitant to book here in Ibis Styles since I thought it would be the same as our previous Ibis hotel experience. The room we had before was quite small, though I understand that it is a budget hotel, and the experience was not so pleasant. I was really surprised to see that our standard room in Ibis Styles was a lot bigger compare to Ibis here Abu Dhabi. Plus we enjoyed the fast WiFi throughout the property!

One of the main reasons we recommend a hotel to our friends, aside from the facilities and location, is because of the good services and the attitude of the staff. The staff were all very professional and attentive. They were all smiling and very much approachable. It is definitely two thumbs up for a superb service.

Here are some photos of the hotel and our breakfast experience :)

Ibis Styles lobby

Clean and quiet corridor just outside our room.

Corridor inside our room.

Shower cubicle inside the toilet (I love the idea of sliding door in the toilet. It maximize the space!)


Yes, he's the boss!
Selection of salad.

Bread selection.

Omelette live cooking.

Breakfast buffet area. 

Not just mine, it's ours ;)


Ibis Styles is under Accor Hotels Group. It is a budget hotel which offer high-end services. You may check their website or for reservation. 

I don't usually do review for any diet pills or supplements but when I was contacted to do a review about Inversion Femme, I did a little research and I was quite intrigued from all the good reviews I read. It was also timely since I have to lose weight because of health reasons, plus the weather that really isn't very friendly with my skin, hair and nails. So, I decided to do it.

Aside from my weight, my main problems are my dry skin on feet, weak hair and brittle nails. Although I have quite thick hair, it is very alarming to see lots of hair falling whenever I combed. My nails are brittle and easily get cracked that is why I cannot let it grow longer. My skin became a little dry because of the weather, even if I put lots of moisturizer at night.

 What is Inversion Femme?
A unique daily formula which helps you to regain and preserve the health and beauty of your hair, skin, nails and figure. It provides antioxidants directly to your body and also provides ingredients which help the body regenerate and support antioxidants itself. It also contains ingredients which have a complimentary effect on thermogenesis and hence on maintaining the figure.

Recommended for women with hair falling and thinning, skin wrinkles and dryness, brittles nails and has an extra benefit on slimming the figure.

Inversion Femme is also recommended for all women above the age of 35 (except during pregnancy). After 35 years of age, signs of ageing start to show on everyone – it’s normal – Inversion Femme helps to slow down these effects on your hair, skin nails and has an extra benefit on the figure.

When I received the boxes of Inversion Femme, I read the instructions and the details thoroughly in the leaflet included in the box. Although it is written that is mostly for multivitamins purpose, I've consulted my doctor about it since I am taking some medicines as well. My doctor said it is ok to take it even while I am in my medication. So I started using it a week after I received the boxes.

1 box contains 90 capsules. 2 Red capsules should be taken in the morning after good breakfast and 1 Silver Capsule to be taken at night. During my first week of taking Inversion Femme I really didn't notice any changes. I was kind of impatient in waiting for results but good thing that I continued taking them.

In a nutshell
In less than a month I already noticed a slight improvement in my hair. It is softer and tamer than my usual hair days. The breakage was also lessen. I've been using the same shampoo and conditioner ever since so I'm sure that the improvement wasn't just because of those.

While my hand nails noticeably hardened and the crack were lessened. The skin on my feet were slightly better that before. I also lost 4.5 lbs in 3 weeks time. It is not much because I'm lazy but I'm getting there. Well, of course, just like any other weight loss techniques, I've cut-off some carbs and oily food intake. I also ate more fruits and vegies as well to help in better digestion.

In just 3 weeks time, it is quite remarkable to have such improvements. Although I am really impatient in waiting for more improvements, I am sure to continue taking these magic pills. The price is a little costly compare to other multivitamins but having such improvements, it is definitely worth it!

I'll be posting updates in my social media accounts. I really love sharing good products with real results.

Inversion Femme is available in major pharmacies here in UAE.

For more information, you may visit their website and social media accounts:

Have you tried Inversion Femme? What are the effects on you?

Disclosure: My opinions are uninfluenced and remain honest at all times no matter how the products were obtained. My reviews are based on my own personal experience with the product/s itself. Please keep in mind that everyone is different and that each individual’s opinion or experience may vary. Because something works for me, it does not guarantee that it will work for you too.

5-minute makeup challenge?! Yep, I know, many of youtubers have tried this craze and since I'm totally new in youtubing, then I guess it is not too late for me to do it. Any how, it is quite s challenge for makeup lovers like me ;) So I really have to try it out!

So, when I told my husband that I'll be doing the 5-minute makeup challenge, he's like,
"naaa, you can't do that!"  
Well, although I myself was not confident enough if I can do that, but since he reacted that way, the more I was challenged to conquer this and prove him that I CAN! ;)

I think to be able to do this challenge successfully was to eliminate that part of choosing what should I use, especially when it comes to lipstick shade. So before I started, I chose already the things I needed to use to achieve a simple and descent everyday makeup look.

Here's the video of how I did it :)

Here are what I used to achieve this simple and fairly descent everyday makeup look:

  • Foundation - - - Pure Beige - - - Living Nature 
  • Bronzer - - - Summer Bronze - - - Living Nature 
  • Pressed Powder - - - Sandstorm - - - Rimmel London Stay Matte
  • Highlighting Palette - - - Bronze Glow #30 - - - Revlon
  • Blush-on - - - Blush - Warm Summer - - - Living Nature
  • Eyeshadow - (Darkest Shade) Revlon Colorstay 12-Hour eyeshadow quad in Blushed Wines
  • EyeBrow Pencil - - - Daiso Brow Pencil (Brown)
  • Mascara - - - The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara - - - Maybelline
  • Lipstick - - - Satin Captive - - - MAC

In a nutshell: So, I guess I can!!!! But why should I limit my self in 5 minutes to do my makeup? Well, yes, there are some situations that you really need to be quick but I think it is only a matter of deciding whether to put or not to put makeup on. If you decided to put your makeup, then consider taking reasonable time in enhancing your beauty. If you chose not to put on makeup, then I believe that it is perfectly fine.

It is all a matter of our personal preference. Some can even do their simple makeup in less than 5 minutes. Powder, blusher and a lipstick will only take 3 minutes to put on. Some might not even put blusher on. I usually just put on my powder and lipstick everyday before I got obsessed in doing my brows. Then I learned the importance of contouring, the use of mascara and highlighters, then my life gets a little complicated. lol :)

Have you done your simple makeup in 5 minutes or less? How was it?

Here quick makeup tutorial video I did last weekend for a dinner date ;) This is also the first time I used my DSLR camera to take video for my tutorial. I am currently experimenting which camera is best for me though. I usually use my iphone in doing my makeup vids, well although I look good there ;) lol, the resolution isn't very clear. I still have 2 more cameras to try so let's see ;)

I wish that I have a flip screen camera for video recording but since it is too much to ask my husband to buy me that, I know I can work on with the cameras I currently have :)

Sorry for the blurred sides of the video. I blur it on purpose to cover my husband who's having his afternoon nap behind the backdrop. Yep, I usually do my makeup way in advance before he prepare for our date. ;) 

Here are what I used to achieve this makeup look:

  • Primer - - - Maxfactor All Day Facefinity
  • Pore filler - - - NYX
  • Foundation - - - Pure Beige - - - Living Nature 
  • Foundation / Concealer - - - Stay Matte - - - Rimmel London
  • Bronzer - - - Summer Bronze - - - Living Nature 
  • Loose Powder - - - Marks & Spencer
  • Highlighting Palette - - - Bronze Glow #30 - - - Revlon
  • Eyeliner Pen - - - Black - - - Deborah Milano
  • EyeBrow Pencil - - - Master Shape Brow Pencil (Soft Brown) - - -  Maybelline
  • Mascara - - - The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara - - - Maybelline
  • Eye Shadow  - - - NYX Wicked Dreams
  • Lipstick - - - Huda Beauty Liquid Matte - Gossip Gurl