beauty haul- makeup

I have done a lot of shopping these past few weeks. I needed to stock up on my makeup staples, and along the way, I picked up a few new products out in the market. I can’t help it, I am addicted. So, I thought that I would share what I’ve picked up!

Okay so there are a few necessary items that I just needed in my collection:


Okay, I had to. There was no way I couldn’t. I had to pick up the new Huda Beauty Textured Eye Shadows Palette- Rose Gold EditionDang, that is a long title. But its worth it. I love this palette. I’ve only had a chance to play around with it once so far, but I have to say, the shadows are great! It’s a bit on the pricey side, and the packaging isn’t what I expected for a palette that I paid $68 for (its a plain, flimsy cardboard box)- but the product itself makes up for it. I will do a more in depth review of this palette, that will be most likely be my next post!

The next item I picked up was the Urban Decay One and Done foundation. I picked mine up in the shade Medium. It’s more of a BB cream type- has a very light to medium coverage. It looks great on the skin honestly. It gives you a very natural base, evens out your skin tone and blurs imperfections. I can build up the coverage by mixing in a different foundation, but on some days, you just want a very simple, light base on your face, for every day use. It comes in 5 shades I believe, and it adapts to your skin tone, which is great. I really love this product, and I recommend you pick up a sample and test it out!

This one was more of an impulse buy. I picked up the Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in the shade Love Buzz. I have seen this gloss talked about all over the web and people say great things about it. So, when I was in Sephora, I tested out a few shades and ladies- THE HYPE IS REAL. It has an unbelievable shine. It literally looks like pure glitter, without looking too flashy. I applied it over my liquid lipstick, and it enhanced the color and added shine. It’s not super sticky, and it smells really good. It is kinda pricey, but honestly, I don’t buy many expensive things, so I decided to treat myself. It works well with lipsticks, and on top of lip liners. Love. It.

Had to pick up my handy dandy Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer. I have been using this product for years, and its one of my favorite concealers. It gives you coverage, hides darkness under the eyes (bless all of you who don’t have dark under eyes), and it adds highlight under your eyes, making them bright and less puffy looking. It’s a great product that everyone should try out.

Last thing I got was my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Chocolate. It’s my favorite eye brow pencil, fills in my brows very naturally, and looks great. It’s just one of the best brow products out on the market, works well for everyone, and it’s a staple in my collection and everyday routine.

SO, I think I about covered it. I hope my haul has inspired you all to go out and shop and check out these products. Most of these are new and worth the craze. Besides, who doesn’t love buying more makeup?!

love always, lala.


Makeup Goals

I am not a makeup artist- I am a makeup addict. I love collecting makeup. I love playing with new makeup. Touching soft, buttery eye shadows, and having an insane highlight. Winged liner on FLEEK. Lip gloss poppin’. Buying endless amounts of lipsticks all in the same shade family.

I am obsessed with makeup.

I don’t know when the craze started. I used to wear very minimal makeup in high school. BB cream, mascara, eyeliner in my waterline, and lip gloss- kept it very basic. Also because I didn’t understand what blending eye shadows meant or how to conceal my under eyes properly. I knew nothing.

I began experimenting more after getting my first high end eyeshadow palette- the Urban Decay Naked 2, as a birthday gift from my sister. Shiny and matte neutrals- I was so excited! I think this might be why I love neutrals so much to this day, they just work with everything. I figured out basic eye looks, and that’s when things got out of hand.

I soon began buying more makeup, and watching endless amounts of YouTube videos. I was going to learn how to apply makeup and that started around my freshmen year of college- which was almost 6 years ago (holy crap I’m old). I did crazy looks, over bronzed my face, foundations that didn’t match, applying makeup without primer (I had no idea what a primer was, now I understand), etc. After practicing techniques countless times, I figured out what worked best for me.

And now, I can say that I know how to apply makeup- on myself. I still like to experiment with new styles of applying makeup, or different colors outside of my comfort zone. Makeup is for fun, it’s to show how you’re feeling. If I’m feeling sassy, I love going with pinks and reds. If I’m in rush, it’s nude all the way. Badass looks consist of darker, smokier colors for me, like purples and dark browns and black. On the go mostly consists of a nice base and highlight and some gloss, just to look a bit put together.

I would say that my makeup collection is somewhat decent, I have three drawers dedicated for it and my vanity and dresser are covered in lipstick holders and makeup brush jars. It’s a problem and my husband doesn’t understand. He thinks it’s ludicrous the amount of money I have spent on makeup. But men- they just don’t get it. It’s still shocks me how much a simple black line on your eyeball can make you go from blah to DAMN.

Now, I would like to post a few looks that I do here and there. But please know- I am not a makeup artist and I do not claim to be a makeup artist. I am just a person who loves to apply makeup and doll myself up. Sometimes, I am even amazed at what happens when I’m playing with eye shadows and they magically come together and look awesome.

love always, lala.


welcome to my world

Hello all, my name is Lala. I just wanted to introduce myself. I needed an outlet to share my thoughts and ideas and posting helps me be who I am. I find it hard to share who I am, also because its hard to meet people here. Usually I am a very vocal and sociable person, but being in a new place has been hard on me. Writing and blogging helps me express my thoughts and is a great way for me to share what goes on in my mind.

I currently live in Dubai- I moved here after my wedding. Also, I’m happily married! I’m from New York, my husband is from Pakistan, and I moved to Dubai after because he’s been living here for the past few years. Alhamdulillah, married life is amazing. My husband is my best friend, and I couldn’t be happier.

In my blog, I want to share everything. Travel posts, lifestyle, food, makeup, skin care. I have a passion for many things and being in one of the most exciting cities is wonderful because I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to try new places and share the wonders of Dubai. I love going out and exploring new places to eat and visit and see and shop. So I would like to be able to share that with you- that is, if you follow me!

love always, lala.