Sunday, November 5, 2017

Travel With Me: Barcelona


What's up guys? how is going? As many of you, especially for the ones who are following me on Instagram, know that I got married and I went to Barcelona for my honeymoon. So, today's article will be a blog-vlog about my trip.


1- Visa: 
I don't know the exact procedures because my husband took care of everything. So, just check out the Spain Embassy's official website to get information.



2- Fly Ticket: 
Fly tickets usually differ in price according to seasons, companies, type of seats and stop-overs. Well, we took a direct flight from Algeirs to Barcelona with a suitable price (24000 da per person).



3- Hotel :
As fly tickets, hotels also differ according to location, seasons, stars, stuff and so on. So, my advice to you is if you find a great hotel with a wonderful price GOOOO and book it especially if you're certain about your trip duration. Guys don't make the same mistake as we did, we booked the hotel on the 1st of August and the check-in date was the 16. Well, it costs us about 120000 da (Yes I know a looot but it worth it lol) for 5 days with no breakfast option. Anyways, the hotel that we picked up was amazzzzing, it's name is Catalonia Barcelona Golf *** and it's location was amazing too (about 2km from Las Ramblas). 

PS. Here you are its link 


4- Places to Visit:
Barcelona is one of Europe's largest and greatest  city to explore, you'll have many options to see and visit. Unfortunately, you can not scout it as you want/ wish especially if you are on a budget or a short time trip. So, this what we did.





- First day: we did not do any thing special because we arrived at 7pm, so we just explored Diagonal Avenue at night and that's it.







-Second day: we decided to go to the Camp Nou in the morning and Barcelona Aquarium in the afternoon. So, this is what happened:
* We bought a T10 metro-bus-tram card that costs 10 euro (we shared together) and then we took a metro from Diagonal Avenue to Maria Cristina. We just walked for a couple of minutes and BOOM we are facing Camp Nou. The latter is an incredible stadium with an amazing view and very helpful stuff. The ticket to go visit the museum and stadium charges 25 euro for a person. All in all, it was an unbelievable experience.







* In the afternoon, we went to Barcelona Aquarium in which we explored  under the sea world and took several pictures of unbelievable kinds of fish. Then, we went to the Maremagnum Mall and unfortunately we found a lot of stores were closing because of the terrorist attack. So, we panicked a little a bit and we decided to go back to the hotel ( it took us about 1 hour and half of walking to go back, everything was closed).
- Day 3: we wanted to go to somewhere safe and far from Las ramblas/ Placa de Cataluniya attempt, so we decided to see L'illa Mall near Maria Cristina metro station. We did a huge amount of shopping especially from Primark and Lush.















- Day 4: we chose to discover more about Barcelona by touristic bus for all day. We first started with the red line and we stopped at Maremagnum station to eat the famous traditional dish Paella Marinera (the restaurant called Mirando al Mar and its Paella is totally Halal: no chicken no wine). Then, we took the blue line and saw another sights of the beautiful Barcelona.
-Day 5: our last day, we went back home :((((.

5- Tips:
- If you're a group of people, you can buy one ticket of T10 and share it together.
- There is an Aerobus which you can take it from Al Prat Barcelona airport to Placa de Cataluniya and vice versa, its charge is 5,90€ per person.
- It is a little difficult to find Halal food in Barcelona, so you have an option wether to purchase vegetarian food or Sushi.
- Keep your bag close to you because there are a lot of thieves in Barcelona. 
- If you are looking to buy cosmetics products with a good price, Barcelona is the best especially during summer sales (1st july till the end of August).

Well, this is it for today's article, I hope you enjoyed reading it. Don't forget to invite your friends to see the article and to check out my Instagram, stay tuned for more and I Love You.  
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Friday, October 27, 2017

5 Beauty Hacks I Actually Use


      What's up my angels, how is going with you? how is school? uni? work?. I'm sooo excited because it is officially fall in Algeria YAAAAAY. So, for today's article I thought to talk about beauty hacks that I truly use every time. Whenever I see articles, videos and stuff about beauty tricks, I wonder if they actually work?. Well, honestly speaking, I tried a lot of the hacks and I found some of them were very helpful and did a great job for me, so hopefully they will work for you too.

1-  You know when you have that eyeliner pencil which is looking great when you swatch it on your hand, and as soon as you try it  you will see nothing. Well, my ladies I have the solution but you need to be careful, all you need is a lighter/ match and then poke the eyeliner nib onto it for about a second, then you have to blowing it to make sure that it is nice and cool and that's it.

2- Cocoanut oil has become one of my favorite things I use for my hair, body and also for my face. So, recently I use it as a makeup remover and trust me it works amaziiing even if you have a waterproof eye makeup. In addition, I noticed that cocoanut oil helped my eyelashes to grow so YEEEES. 

3- This next hack is for the ones who love to wear matte lipsticks but all they have is glossy lipsticks. So, wear any lipstick that you like and then put on a tissue or toilet paper. After, take a brush with a translucent powder and place that over your lipstick. It looks really silly but I promise you it works really good and as a result you lipstick becomes a matt plus this hack prevents the lipstick from getting on your teeth. 

4- We all had those days when we forgotten some sort of makeup especially blush and this super sucks lol. Well,  you need a lipstick and simply just put a little of bit onto your fingers and start dabbing it on your cheeks. Voila, you have a glowing beautiful cheeks.

5- We all love nail polish but we get very mad when we get all over. So, for this trick you need a makeup brush with nail polish remover and simply use that brush to clean away any kind of edges where you may messed up.

         Well, this is my article for today I hope you enjoyed reading it, don't forget to tag your friends to see it and check out my Instagram. Stay tune for more and I Love You.










Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Homemade Facial Masks


Helloooo beautiful ladies, how is it going? It has been a long time since I've posted a blog, I'm so sorry but it was for a good reason lol I got married Yaaaaay Meeeee ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Anyways, let's get started!!!
Couple weeks before my wedding, I decided to care of my skin as any bride lol. I looked up for facial homemade masks and I found a lot, so I chose masks that suite all skin type and their ingredients can be found in any kitchen.

1- Egg and tissue mask: this mask is so easy to make and apply. All you need is the clear liquid of an egg (the white part, albumen or the glair/glaire) and a tissue. First, put the white part in a container and mix it. Then, apply it on your face with your hand/face brush and put on it a tissue (you can cut it into 4 parts: forehead; nose; two cheeks). Let this mask dries very well and then rinse it with lukewarm water. 

2- Natural green/white clay: you can find this ingredient at any perfumer or spice dealer. What you need is two spoons of powder clay and rose water (in case you don't have the latter, you can use mineral/ tap water). Mix the two components together and apply the mixture on your face carefully. Keep the mask on your face until it dries and then clean with a lukewarm water.

3- Honey: this is the easiest mask ever, I think we all have honey in our kitchen, right? So, apply the honey on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes then rinse it with lukewarm water and that's it lol.

     Well, these are my top homemade facial masks for all skin types. Don't be afraid to try them out because they are really amazing. As we all know that skincare goes hand in hand with eye treatment. Therefore, in this section, you will get to know more about how to choose the right eye cream for you.
P.S. This second section is a summary of Reviews.com's original article 'The Best Eye Cream'.
Finding the right eye cream for you

Eye cream has been around for a very long time, but too often we don’t consider using it until there are visible signs of aging. As it turns out, there is actually a lot that goes into choosing the right eye cream for your skin’s needs. The team at Reviews.com recently released a guide to eye creams that talks about what to consider when you’re searching. There are two very important things to consider when looking for the right formula for you:

Ingredients
First things first, check the label for skin irritants. As Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse of USC reports, “The skin around the eye is very thin and sensitive and will not always tolerate the same products that your cheeks and forehead can tolerate.” Ingredients that are most likely to irritate the skin are things like fragrance, parabens, and mineral oils. These are common in many beauty products, and are especially troublesome for sensitive skin. Instead, opt for certain natural oils like avocado or coconut oil.

Function
How well an eye cream is going to work depends on what you want it to do, so determine what your goal is first.

For wrinkles, look for formulas that include retinoids, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and help skin rid itself of old cells and encourages collagen production. Similarly, peptides work by making the skin think it needs to create more collagen to replace what’s old and broken. Lastly, hyaluronic acid helps to draw moisture into the cells, keeping them hydrated. Keep in mind, however, that anti-aging products like also tend to work best during the nighttime.

For dark circles, look for those that use caffeine to shrink blood vessels, antioxidants to prevent future breakdown of collagen and elastin, and sunscreen to protect and brighten. These kinds of eye creams work best in the morning, so keep this in mind if you’re looking for both a day and night cream.

For puffiness, you’ll want to look for similar ingredients that address dark circles. Caffeine and antioxidants are must-have ingredients here as well. Experts also say that green tea, vitamin K, chamomile, copper, licorice, and aloe vera are good bets for puffiness, too.


At the end of the day, the choice is up to you and what feels right for your skin, but keeping these tips in mind will help steer you in the right direction. To view the full article and see which brands they found to work best, you can take a look here: 

N.B. This article is sponsored. 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

5 Apps You Must Download Before Traveling


      Helloooooo beautiful people, how is going with summer? heat? vacation?. I'm sorry I haven't uploaded for a while because I was busy with my wedding preparation (please pray for me). Anyway, today's article is about applications that you need to download before your next trip (YEEES I LOVE TRAVELING) so let's get started.

1- Google Maps: There’s nothing like Google Maps when it comes to take free route-planning software; using the program, almost anyone with a mobile or a computer can find a way to explore new places with little effort. 

2- Foursqaure: Food and restaurant finder applications are a must, especially when travelling alone. Foursquare is the best because it shows you the nearby restaurants with ratings and customers comments.


3- Google Translate: It is best tool to get translation of any language. It is an easy and simple tool to use if you get stuck with someone whom you don't even know which language s/he is speaking.

4- El Salem: As a muslim person praying time and Qiblah are very needed in foreign countries, thankfully I found this app and I hope it will help you too.

5- Visit a City: This application is included in the list as much for its cool factor as for its utility. Select any city and you will find a list (visit in 1 to 7 days- Things to do- Sights- Map- My plans- Tips). 

Sooooo, I hope you enjoyed reading this article don't forget to tag your friends and stay tuned for more.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Current Playlist


Helloooo beautiful people, how are you? how is it going with exams? I know that some of you are having their exams, so good luck and I wish you all the best and success. Anyway, today's article is about songs that I'm obsessed with at moment so let's get STAAAARTTTTEEEED.
Kpop







English Songs

- Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aatr_2MstrI


- Kygo, Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me (with Selena Gomez): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5drYkLiLI8


Ed Sheeran - Shape of You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGwWNGJdvx8

- Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMivT7MJ41M

- Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm ft. Skip Marley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug

Ariana Grande - Everyday ft. Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHmBf4ExtZk

- Pitbull & J Balvin - Hey Ma ft Camila Cabello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWLr2va3hu0

- Bilal Hassani - Follow Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSRu4oKQ-4

Rai Songs

- TiiwTiiw ft L'Algรฉrino Blanka & Sky - Dream Tiiw (Ki kounti): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keHEsFPBlTk

- TiiwTiiw - DAWDAW ft Cheb Nadir, Blanka & Sky (DJ La Meche): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8NapGGtMvo

Well, what are your favourites songs at the moment? I would be super happy for some new suggestions. I hope you enjoyed this tiny little article don't forget to check out my instagram and stay tuned for more.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Tops and Flops of the Moment



Hello cupcakes, how is going? The weather here in Algeria is incredibly amazing. Anyway, today's article is about my tops and flops for the moment so let's get STARTEEEEED.

Tops


1- Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Makeup Remover: this is my current  favorite eye make up remover. I had read good things about this on various blogs and picked it up for around 500 DA. It has become my eye makeup remover of choice, preferred over both the Nivea and  Sephora. I pour some on a cotton pad and hold over my eye for 10-20 seconds and it's gone; the only thing that is troubling me  is the bottle opening (it is quite difficult to control the volume coming out) and I hope that they change this soon.

2- Evoluderm Body Scrub: I tried this on a recommendation from a salesperson in one of the stores. From the day that I've used it, I've noticed a difference in my skin condition. It's less dry and it's retaining moisture for a longer period of time. I love this product and I would recommend it to anyone, plus it smells amazing!

3- Callibelle Vitality Scrub: I was hesitant to try this scrub because my skin got used with another product. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't irritate my skin. My skin felt cleansed and exfoliated without any damage done to it and I had no redness or irritation afterwards.

Flops



1- Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Corrector: I really cannot get this product to work for me. If I set it with a powder it becomes patchy and if I don't set it creases almost immediately. I have wanted this  product to work but unfortunately nothing special about it.

2- Byphasse Liquid Keratin Hair Spray: this product says that it repairs and revitalizes your dry and damaged hair restoring its natural shine and providing it with body and volume and all bla bla blaaaaa YAW KDAB FI KDAB lol. don't bother yourself to purchase it because this product is my biggest flop of 2017.

3- Le Petit Marseillais Hair Spray: I'm really disappointed about this product because it promises that will repair damaged hair and will protect its color. It did nothing to my hair (seriously NOTHIIING), so I don't recommend you to buy it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed reading my article don't forget to check out my instagram and stay tuned for more.
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