Revlon Color Envy Wild Card

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I’m so excited for this nail polish! As I recently mentioned in my other blog post, CVS had an awesome deal for Revlon nail polishes. $4.99 for a nail polish and get $ back in Extra Rewards.

It came with a Color Stay Gel Envy in Wild Card and a Diamond Top Coat.

It’s a beautiful bright potent cobalt blue! Explaining it won’t even give the color justice. Take a look for yourselves! 🙂

Dove Hair: Love Your Curls Video Reaction

Happy Monday loves!

I don’t usually post anything too serious but I feel like this video should be put out there everywhere.

It’s a video about a few girls with curly hair getting interviewed and getting asked about their hair. All of them said they didn’t like it. These girls are about 5-13 years old and have such a hate relationship with their curly hair! One of them said that she wants to have straight hair because its smooth and she thinks it makes her look beautiful. Another one mentioned that she wanted to “just rip it out”.

As I was watching this video, it really made me tear up! Coming from personal experience, I’ve been in those situations and still do until now. Kids in elementary and middle school were always making fun of my curly hair and it did make me think twice about my hair.  It’s sad to hear these young kids not feeling “beautiful” for not having straight hair.

I’m personally not a fan of my curly hair, but I figure out ways to style it differently. (especially if leaving my hair down curly, it gets very frizzy)

Curly hair is beautiful hair, some people have always wanted curly hair. All hair is beautiful. It does help though to have other people in our lives that care about us, no matter what hair type we have.

I know this was a very random post, but I saw it and just had to put my opinion in this. It struck a cord with me.

 

Only 4 out of 10 curly haired girls think their hair is beautiful! 😦

About Me Tag

Happy Friday loves!

I hope you all are enjoying your Friday and have a great weekend!

I wanted to change up things a bit, and post an about me tag since I’ve never really done a tag about myself.

What is my middle name? Girgis (my dad’s name which means George but in Arabic)

What was your favorite subjects in school? English and Art

What is your favorite drink? Must I be asked this question?! lol We’ll just keep it simple. ICED COFFEE

What is your favorite song at this moment? It’s an oldie but I do love Grenade from Bruno Mars. And Sam Smith: Not the Only One. I know its sad, but I still love it.

What is your favorite food? Sushi!! but then again anything savory.

What is the last thing you bought? Dove Dry Spray (it’s a new type of deodarant)

Favorite colors? Silver,pink and black

Do you have any pets? just 1 dog (Dahab!) He’s a Daschound Pitbull mix. -I think a very tiny part of pitbull

Favorite perfume: Michael Kors Glam Jasmine

Have you ever been out of the country?  Nope not unless you consider being born in Egypt is being out of the country

Do you speak any other languages? Arabic (Egyptian dialect)

How many siblings do you have? 1 younger sister

What is your favorite shop? Gstage, Styles4less and Ross

Favorite movies? Casablanca, Love Actually, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I just love their insults!

Favorite TV shows? Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls. 2 totally different genres but that’s how I am lol

PC or Mac? PC

What phone do you have? 4G

How tall are you? 5’1

Can you cook? Yes I can. I love cooking enchilladas, and I’m slowly learning how to cook some Arabic food. Ooh and baking too!

 

Coffee Code Review

Hi loves!

I hope you all are enjoying November! Is it just me or are the days going by so quickly?

I wanted to start doing reviews on restaurants and places I indeed believe people should know about! I recently went to a coffee shop called Coffee Code located in Buena Park, CA (across from Knotts Berry Farm)  and this definitely is different type of cafe. It’s not what I expected at all. Once I walked in, I was overwhelmed by the scent. It smelled of sweets and coffee. Such a daring mix!

THE INFO:

Name: Coffee Code

Address: 7855 La Palma Ave, Suite 6, Buena Park, CA 90620

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday-11am-10pm

Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/coffee-code-buena-park

 

THE DECOR:

From the outside, it doesn’t look like much but when you walk in, the walls are red with quotes and drawings. There’s one awesome quote that says:

Sweet and hot coffee makes me sing,

A piece of cake makes me laugh,

Chocolate covered donuts makes us happy

Come and share with me.

cute quote

There’s also a TV in the corner (which I never noticed playing), you can’t help notice the LOVE shown under it. It’s so romantic! ❤ This is definitely a great place for a first date.

love

 

I do love how in the corner there is a table that has more sugar, creamer and napkins in case you do need it. But when I first noticed the table, I saw the two plaques that had coffee quotes on them! One read: “Coffee made me do it” and the other one read: “Dear Coffee, I love you. That is all.”

coffee is

Of course the lights!

LIGHTS

 

The COFFEE:

I’ve came here already twice in one week, that’s how much I love the coffee and the art!

First time I came here my friend had ordered the peppermint white mocha and I had ordered the caramel latte. I definitely am in love with the latte art. It’s such a cool creative concept and it is pretty cool to see the baristas doing it. The coffee itself is awesome, a tad bit strong but pretty tasty.

BOTH

Peppermint White Mocha and Caramel Latte

CARAMEL LATTE

Caramel latte

hazelnut latte

Hazelnut latte

pwm

Peppermint White Mocha

 

THE MENU:

Just like any other coffee shop, there’s much more than coffee. They have their famous french toast and waffles that can feed 2 or 3 people! They also have iced coffees, frappes, smoothies, and teas.

PRICE RANGE:

Both times I came here, I ordered 2 drinks and paid about $10 total. I hoenstly think this is more of a splurge 🙂 I will have to try the desserts next time though.

 

If you guys would like to see my yelp review, you can check it out here!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/coffee-code-buena-park?hrid=xTmraLkSX45yWQ6hUYcXkg

What do you guys think? Have any of you tried any great coffee places?!

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy 460 Hold ‘Em

Happy Friday loves!

I hope you all are enjoying your Friday and looking forward to the weekend! 🙂

I’ve really been into the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy polishes at the drugstores. I only have 2 colors at this point but boy do I plan to buy some more! lol

The color I’m wearing is called 460 Hold ‘Em and it’s a beautiful medium cream mauve shade and when you top it with the Diamond Top Coat, it works wonders! It really does give you a strong shine to your colors even if you don’t use it on a Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy polish.

up the ant

ADOVIA Moisturizing Day Cream Review


Hi loves!

I hope you all are enjoying whatever is left of the summer! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely over this heat! lol It’s been so hot this past week, at least 95 degrees out here!

So I was contacted by Tomoson to do a review on the ADOVIA Moisturizing Day Cream. The company is called ADOVIA Mineral Skin Care. It’s for all skin care types and their main ingredients are made with the Dead Sea Minerals, Aloe Vera and Chamomile.

 Their motto:

ADOVIA is a unique skin care line, combining natural ingredients with modern science to formulate an effective blend of minerals and the finest herbal ingredients nature has to offer. The vital nutrients, anti-oxidants and minerals present in ADOVIA products are responsibly gathered at the place closest to the soul of Mother Earth- The Dead Sea.

ADOVIA mineral-based products work to restore your skin’s natural inner balance, allowing it to renew and rebuild itself to achieve visibly smoother, healthier and younger looking skin. Your skin cells are replenished with vital nutrients, resulting in a naturally smooth, rejuvenated and healthy complexion. Take your skin and soul on a journey to the world’s oldest and largest natural spa- The Dead Sea- with ADOVIA mineral skin care.

Their claims:

Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Day Cream for all skin types. Moisturize and protect your skin with ADOVIA’s quick absorbing and non-greasy, daytime moisturizer. This unique cream quenches your skin’s thirst with natural, deep hydration that lasts all day giving you a more radiant, firmer and smoother complexion. It also helps protect skin from harmful effects of the sun and daily polluntants without clogging your pores. It contains an active complex of Dead Sea minerals for natural moisture balance, Grape Seed oil for quick hydration and Chamomile extract and Aloe Vera to calm and sooth your skin.

adovia box

Directions:

Apply daily to dry, clean skin in circular motions until absorbed. Ideal as a makeup base.

adovia opened

MY REVIEW:

I’m usually a skeptical when it comes to trying new moisturizers that help with my dry skin. However, when I first opened the package, it seemed very creamy and rich. It smells like something you would wear to the beach! It’s very refreshing and has a very strong scent of aloe vera and a hint of chamomile. When I applied it to my face, it felt refreshing and after blending onto my face, it wasn’t sticky or greasy. After using it for 2 weeks, I really do feel a difference in my face. It felt more soft, less dry and more plump.

adovia silver

I definitely love the packaging! It has a very sophisticated look especially with the silver cover. I’m known to like anything that has to do with the color silver! 🙂

I give this 5 stars out of 5 stars. I would definitely purchase this later in the future and it does take a long time to finish!

Until next time! 🙂

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.