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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Monthly Self-Care Diary

 Hi there lovelies,

I hope you're all well. If you've been following my Instagram (@girlfromarabia) you would have already seen the Self-care diary I made last week. I thought I'll make a blog post of it and share more details here.

My hair is naturally dark so I like to lighten my hair a few shades. Using the Loreal ash blonde hair dye gives me the most perfect light brown hair colour. It looks very natural and always turns out exactly how I want it. You can read more about it here.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

My Molar Pregnancy Story

Hi everyone,

I decided to blog about my molar pregnancy experience because going through it at that time I couldn't find many personal stories of women who went through it.

I can understand why nobody would want to share such an experience. But, I did. I talked about it with everyone, family and friends. Talking about the whole experience helped me heal from it much quicker than if I had kept it all bottled up. 

Starting from the beginning.  I got my positive pregnancy test on the 6th of December. I was super excited and told my husband and family.

I've always wanted a big family, so having another child was not a surprise to me. With my first pregnancy things were pretty normal apart from my gestational diabetes that I'd developed around 22 weeks. More on that in another post.

I was so sure things would go as planned. But you plan and He (God) plans, and He is the best of planners. I'd everything calculated in my head. Started my vitamins and folic acid, decided when I'd be taking my maternity leave, what my due date would be. Needless to say, I never thought things would go down this way. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

How I Get Light Brown Hair Without Bleach

Hi girls, today I thought I'd share how I color my hair to a light brown without bleach. I've been doing this for the past 2 years and I still love it. This is the longest I've stuck to one hair colour. 

It's pretty simple and leaves you with the softest natural looking light brown hair. My hair is black, very typical desi black hair so it is hard to do anything to my hair without bleaching it. So, this is a very low maintenance and easy to do at home routine.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

My Full Body Laser Hair Removal Experience

I finally got full body laser hair removal done at a clinic! I thought I'll also share my Tria Hair Removal Laser at home device experience for those of you who want to do it at home.

Tria Hair Removal Hair Experience

The Tria is a very effective home laser hair removal machine. People who say home laser devices don't work have either not used Tria or have used it improperly. I had good results with Tria. I used it on and off for 2 years and stopped when I got pregnant. I'm not going to talk about how to use the machine as there are lots of videos on Youtube. This machine reduced 50% of my hair growth on my arms and legs. The hair that grew back is much finer and way less dense than before. But, you cannot use this machine on the bikini area. Also, this machine is not suitable for darker skin tones. Do your research before you decide to buy one of these.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The DIY Hair Mask You Need To Try Before You Chop Your Hair

I never thought I'd live to see a pandemic. The situation around the world is crazy!

On a positive note, it gives us all some time to slow down and focus on our mental, physical and spiritual health.

I'm on a mission to revive my super damaged hair. I'm also baking and reading more which makes my soul happy, so Yay!

The first thing I did was trim my ends. Something as small as a trim can make a huge difference in the appearance of your hair. My hair instantly looked healthier and thicker with a tiny little trim. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Soap & Glory Boots Haul

I absolutely love Boots, I can spend hours there without even realizing. Currently, they have a great Buy 3 Get 3 Free sale going on. So, this is everything I picked up.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How To Do Hammam Maghrabi or Moroccan Bath At Home

Last month I searched high and low for places that did the Moroccan bath. I found a few places but chickened out. Because I was informed that you cannot wear anything except a little plastic underwear. Needless to say, I was mortified and decided not to go.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

How To Get Plump Lips

This is a temporary way to plump up your lips. As we grow older our lips tend to shrivel. I use this device mainly to exercise my lips. Get the blood flowing there. The plumpness doesn't last for a long time. For me, it lasts for about 20 mins. But, like I said I use this more to exercise my lips.

Before and After

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Easy & Super Effective Natural Remedy For Dry Facial Skin

I've been suffering from really dry, itchy and flaky skin lately. And, my sunflower oil was not cutting it anymore. I needed something a bit more heavy to soothe my winter skin. Facial skin is sensitive and the wrong products can break you out.

I wanted to use natural things only. The first thing I applied to my skin was milk. It immediately bought relief to my skin. I soaked a cotton pad in cold milk and then I applied the wet cotton pad to the dry patches. Then I applied it all over my face. The milk has lactic acid which is very good for your skin. Milk is also very moisturizing. You can leave it on for as long as you want. I do this once in the morning and once at night if my skin is really dry. You can also use milk as a weekly face pack. Easy, super simple and very effective.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Nivea After Shave Balm As Primer!!!

Before you think I'm absolutely crazy, read on. So, a lot of people are raving about using this after shave balm as a primer. I researched a bit more and every review I read was positive. Oily skin girls specially raved about this product. They said that it prevents your face from getting oily and made makeup last really long. I did not know how this product would work on dry skin.

I tried it. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sleek Makeup Unboxing #2 & First Impressions

Yay! I received my Sleek Beauty Blogger box #2 today. So, I thought I'd do an unboxing blog post to show you all what I received. Unboxing is so fun to watch! I will also be doing reviews very soon after I take some time to test the products out.

These are all the products in the box.  There is an eyeshadow palette, an illuminator, a lip gloss, a highlighting palette and a lip balm.

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