Fashion & beauty

A dive into my make-up collection

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I love to minimize everything but even though I do it for the 100th time, I always think I still have to much stuff.

Today I took a dive into my make-up collection. I love to buy and test out new products, but let’s be honest, more often than not these products are not keepers. They end up stuck in my cabinet for who knows how long and way over their expiration date.


Here are the products that didn’t make the cut.

GOSH eyeshadow pallet I bought way back but just ended up using 6 of the 9 shades, if even. I also managed to drop it once on the bathroom floor. Now it’s time to officially let go.IMG_6165

Rimmel lipstick. I’ve actually used this in it’s early days but the last couple of months, years, it hasn’t seen the light of day.

L’oréal True Match foundation bought way back when I didn’t really understand my skin tone. Totally the wrong shade for me and in the end just using up space.

Inglot Creme Foundation, a product I loved when I bought it but soon realized was way too water based and slipped off my face.

Bare Minerals foundation powder and veil. Two products I did use a good while and was happy using them. But over time my skin changed and I knew I needed liquid foundation for my dry skin.IMG_6171

Maybelline Master Prime, and anti redness primer which I had high hopes for but other than having a good applicator, it didn’t really do anything. A total waste of money. IMG_6175

L’oréal Mega Volum mascara, in hopes of finding the next best mascara after years of using the same one. And I really thought this was it. Unfortunately I found that it clumped my lashes together and didn’t give me a lot of volum, something it promised.

GOSH sparkling eye liner pen, only used a handful of times whenever I managed to do a winged eyeliner. But I’ve never seen that sparkle it promises. It also has a very liquid formula.IMG_6174


Now I’m search for products I will stick to and make-up I know I’ll use frequently. At least I have more space now.

Elizabeth

Life

The hijab

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A cloth you put around your hair, draped down your chest. A garment worn by women. A religious sign – a sign that shows the world that you are muslim. A sign of oppression for some. But for me it’s a sign of freedom.

A conscious choice I make every day because I refuse to be seen as a sexual object for people to look at. I choose who I want to show my beauty to. And through my modesty you are forced to only see my heart and mind. Because that’s what I choose to share.

Some days I find myself wrapping my veil over and over again, never being satisfied. Feeling a resistance and thinking it would be easier to tuck away my scarfs in the back of the closet, but then I would be like everyone else. What I strive for is not in this world but beyond what I can see. And I finally choose to show the world I’m muslim.

Elizabeth