Friday, 31 December 2010

2010...What Happened?!

Omg how quick has this year gone by?! I swear, I can still remember January! So, hows the year been for everyone?

As everyone else is doing a best beauty finds of the year, I will too!

I started this year off with the worst skin ever possible. I mean cystic acne, red, angry, swollen, painful. My face used to hurt, and I used to wonder if it would ever clear up. It was the worst breakout of my life! I then went onto Roaccutane, and it was my saviour. I have finished the year with clear skin, better than it's ever looked, well since I was a baby! I wish we could keep that same soft, clear dewy skin all our lives...

Unfortunately, the only side affect I had from the medicine was hair loss. During the medicine because my hair wouldn't get greasy, I washed it like once a week and it grew gorgeously long and thick...This all went :( and I had to chop my hair off. This was devastating for me. Although I'm used to the short hair now, I just remember hating it when I had it done. I felt so ugly lol! I still miss the length, I can't just leave my hair natural anymore, as it's a frizz-bomb, but I guess it doesn't take long to do anymore. My hair is slowly starting to grow back and the loss is subsiding, but its still there. Hopefully by this time next year, I'll have long, thick hair again :)

My fave new makeup products of 2010 were from the Armarni makeup range. The foundation and mascara are the only 2 items I've purchased so far, my friend purchased the loose powder as well, put that on top of the Luminous Silk and your skin is gorgeously flawless and glowy. I wouldn't ever be able to go back to Mac now. I just wish there was somewhere that sold Armarni in Leicester as I'm a bit weary of buying makeup online as I'm worried about buying the wrong colour. Maybe 2011 will bring Armarni makeup to Leicester...!

With hair products this year, nothing has really stood out. I guess I was in love with Garlic shampoo as it really helped my hair grow, but it stopped working after a while or maybe that was the hair loss...Not sure! Anyways, if I wasn't going through the hair loss, I would've kept using it. It is meant for hairloss, but it didn't do anything for me. Nevermind. Nioxin products have beeen good to give volume, so if your hair is fine, try the products as they really do build volume. Overall, the only product that is yet again at the top for me is Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, and this year I tried the Extreme which was great.

Skincare...This year I tried Creme De La Mer. Was it worth the £100?? Naah! I just don't understand what it does?! Seriously, what on earth did I pay £100 for? To begin with, the first week or 2, it gives a glow to your skin and then I think your skin gets used to it I think and then nothing....! I'm still using it, but in conjunction with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Now, this product, I like. It has really started clearing my skin of any redness and when you wake up your skin is really nice and clear. Just don't put it on your eyes as you will wake up with puffy eyes.

I would do a body post, but I don't really do anything lol! Just shower and baby oil. I guess baby oil could be the product of 2010?!? I did enjoy Bikram Yoga though, so that could be another 'product'?

On a personal note, I got a new job woohoo :D This was the highlight of my year as I hated my old job.

Let me know what products you loved this year...What should I try out in 2011???


Love ShameeraXxX

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Scrub Your Nose

Hey Guys,

How is everyone? Today was back to work, I was working from home but waking up early was a killer! Cant wait for the next batch of holidays. Dreading it when New Years is over and theres nothing to look forward to...

So, in a previous post I mentioned a new face scrub I was loving - it is Soap and Glory Scrub Your Nose In It!!

I love that name lol! I got this in one of the pre-xmas offers Boots had, it was this huge bag/box thing worth £60 that I picked up for £25...Bargain or what?! There were loads of products in it...but I won't go on about it as you cant get it anymore haha!

Onto the scrub, which is also a 3 minute mask. Its a blue minty smelling scrub which has tiny grains that really scrub. It's got fruit acids in to ensure further exfoliation. Once you've used it as a scrub or mask, your skin is a soft as a feather. Gorgeous, really nice. I had a spot on my chin that just wasn't budging, and using this scrub has dried it up:) What I will say is that sensitive skin may find it a little harsh. My skin is now slowly going back to normal, with oil returning, so it's not as sensitive anymore. I can imagine my Accutane skin not being able to take this, as it stings a bit and can feel a little harsh. I guess that's why its not an everyday product...!

I just went on to the Boots website now and saw there are 49 reviews going on about how amazing the product was for them. You can read the reviews here. Overall, I would recommend the product for problem skin that isn't too sensitive.

On to other news, I just ordered these shoes on for £10! If you like them, go pick up a pair...£10!! They're in black, grey or maroon/red. It's called the Nancy Perforated Stud Backless Heels.

Also, are offering 30% off everything, just enter SALETIME in the coupon box at check-out. I just picked up another Elasticizer :)

Now this is what I call a good sale item...
Hope everyone is enjoying their time off...I know I am!! If you have any offers/sale picks, let us know!!

Love ShameeraXxX

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Boxing day haul...

A bit disappointing really...
I woke up at 9am to get to the sales for 10am, only to find out Boots opens at 10:30, so instead of waiting in the queue we popped into Sport Direct to keep warm as it was the only shop open. To be honest, I've never been into one, just online for cheap tracksuit bottoms for the gym. I just have to say, I'm pretty impressed. I picked up 2 t-shirts, a pair of slippers, a mug and my mum a sports bra and it was only £20!

Here's the mug :D
Anyways, now on to the Boots stuff...I was extremely disappointed with Boots this year...Bought hardly anything. There just wasn't anything good out there. It kinda put me off shopping...haha!

Heres the pics:
This is inside...

Yep, that's it!! I'll be going into town tomorrow so lets see what I pick up then. Highlight of my day was buying a electric blanket & Memory foam pillows from Tesco...Yes, I am an old lady. I really want to go to the Harrods sale...One day I will!

Anyways, let me know what you thought of the sales, what did you you get??

Love ShameeraXxX

Saturday, 25 December 2010


Happy Christmas to all those who celebrate, hope you're having an amazing day and got all the gifts you wanted and eating loads too!!

I'm watching Blush - Search for the next great Make up Artist. I've never seen it before, but it's really good. Download it when you get the chance! Is it just me, or has xmas tv been really poor this year? There isn't anything on that I am looking forward to watching. Just the Xmas special Eastenders, even then they aren't doing 2 30 mins episodes, but an hour long special. I prefer the 2 episodes to keep the suspense going!

So, I know I haven't updated my blog lately, I've just been feeling blah what with being sick, busy with work and boy issues which have left me drained. I do have a few products I want to update you on though, including a scrub/mask and a beauty treatment I've been having done for the past few weeks. I'll try to update over the holidays, as I'm off now till 4th Jan.

To leave on a positive note, I got my iPhone 4 woohoo :D So happy!

Anyways, hope everyone has an amazing day and eats loads!!

Love ShameeraXxX

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Emu Oil

Hi Guys!

How has everyone been? I've been sick :-( I even had to miss our Xmas party, which to be honest I'm not too fussed about lol! I think I'll return my outfit though, it was this dress that I'm sure Cher Lloyd wore on Xfactor. I was going to team it up with black and gold accessories. Then black and gold smokey eyes with Arabic liner.

Anyways, back to the Emu Oil. Ok, when I purchased it I thought I'd be ok using it as I just wouldn't think about it. But it's fat from an Emu bird! Then I put it in perspective, it's not like I'm a vegetarian! Anyways, I wont go into how it's made etc...I haven't even researched it, I don't want to.

What does it do?
Research shows that Emu oil has been used for thousands of years as a natural medicine by the Aborigines of Australia. It was used for Arthritis pain relief, to heal wounds, burns, sunburns, and to reduce the pain, itch & swelling of insect bites and stings. It's high in vitamin e, contains both Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids,  and is an excellent anti-inflamatory. However, now a days, Emu oil is now known for so much more. Wrinkles, hair loss and growth, acne scarring, stretch marks, sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches, gum disease, age spots etc...more can be found listed on this site.

I bought it for hair loss, and have been using it for the past few weeks. I don't use it every day, just once or twice a week as a conditioning treatment. I mix it with some olive oil as it's quite a thick oil and I don't want to use too much of it. I haven't seen a difference in hair loss in all honesty, maybe because I'm meant to be using it more often?! Not sure. When I do use it, my hair looks thicker, softer and a lot shinier. However, I can get the same sort of results with my Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, which is about £15 cheaper & not made from a bird.  

So, would I buy it again? I don't think so. The fact that it's the fat from a bird puts me off even using it! It doesn't really give the benefits that warrant me spending like £40 for a small bottle of oil. I think my hair loss is just random as it'll fall for a week then not fall for about 2 weeks. I don't think anything topical is really going to make a difference...not sure what will! However, Emu Oil isn't a product for me.

Hope this review helped....It's not the best really, is it?! Lol!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Love Shameera XxX