31 May 2017

Nyx Lip Lingerie Swatches and Review

So I finally got round to swatching the NYX Lip Lingeries that I received at the NYX store opening a couple of months ago. You can read the post about the store opening here. I have created a whole video swatching the 12 shades, but I also wanted to a little review and pictures so you guys can get a clearer overview of the colours and which ones are the best shades for you :) 
One thing I have noticed about the shades is that they look very similar, some even identical, when they are in the packaging, but its only when you actually try them on your lips that you can see what the actual colour is. I have brought some Lip Lingeries in the past but I wasn't too impressed with the texture of them, so that was something that was on my mind when testing these ones out. What I realised, and you can see this in the video, is that when the lip colour is too light for me, the product comes out funny.  I don't know how this works, and whether it has anything to do with the colour of your natural lips, but the light pink shades, like Cheekies and Silk Indulgent, were slightly clumpy and actually quite difficult to apply, but the darker shades especially like Scandalous and After Hours went on so smoothly. 


3 May 2017

Viktor and Rolf Magic Collection Launch Dinner at Harrods

So a couple of weeks ago I got to go to an amazing Dinner at Galvin Demoiselle at the Conservatory in Harrods for the launch of Viktor and Rolf's new Magic Collection! You may have heard of Viktor and Rolf's Flower Bomb perfume as it is so popular, well their new collection of 6 fragrances does not disappoint! Before I arrived at the event, I didn't know much about the new fragrance but I did not expect it to be a whole collection of perfumes. What makes it so amazing is that each fragrance is different, not to each other but to the perfumes available on the market. They have used an array of different raw and natural materials to create deep and sensual smells that last for ages.

The evening itself was a beautiful 3 course meal set up for a handful of bloggers and was a great opportunity for all of us to discuss our favourite smells - I was torn between Lavender Illusion and Dancing Roses, which was strange as I don't normally like Lavender! The table was decorated in gorgeous flowers and the food was so good that I had eaten it before I remembered to take pictures!

I have left a brief description of the fragrances below the pictures of the evening, and they are available exclusively at Harrods for the next six months and would make amazing Eid presents!

The ravishing queen of perfumery, the rose, is transformed into delectable liquor, thanks to a juicy and fleshy cherry accord.

The authentic signature is created by an absinthe accord at the core combined with sage creating a hot and cold effect.

Liquid Diamonds indulges the skin with an opulent balance of floral bouquet and white musk.

Sensual lavender and refreshing citrus caviar accord, create a wave of sensation both hot and cold.

The rules of classic cologne are disrupted by introducing an effervescent twist

Mischievously composed of key accords iris and ink, Dirty Trick beautifully arrests the senses.

2 May 2017

Sleek Make Up Distorted Dreams Launch

So Thursday I got invited to the Sleek Make Up Party for their new Distorted Dreams Highlighter launch - it was held in Tape London near Oxford Circus and there was a massive turn out with loads of my fave bloggers there. I've included some pics of the new products and swatches down below; the highlighting palette is so different to any I have seen before so I'm super excited to try it! It will be launching on 31st May and there are 5 gorgeous shades to choose from! I thought I'd share some pics of the night with you all as there was so much going on and they had gone to so much effort to make it an amazing launch!


1 May 2017

Make-Up Haul

So today was a bit of a lazy day, and I decided to unbox a few packages I received over the last couple of weeks. I shared swathes and images over on Insta-Stories and it seemed like such a shame as insta-stories only last 24 hours, so I thought I'll share the images on here too :) I haven't had a chance to thoroughly try any of them, so if you would like full reviews then just let me know :)


Dining in the Sky - Bloggers breakfast at Duck and Waffle

So last week the lovely ladies from Love to Dress treated a handful of bloggers to breakfast at Duck and Waffle. Before I go ahead a do a review of this place for you all, I need to say a massive thanks to Asma and Sumaya. As a blogger I am lucky enough to attend a lot of different events, but this was one of the best – simply because these ladies are so funny! They are so down to earth and my jaw was literally hurting from laughter at the end of the breakfast. I will post pictures of my LTD outfit soon on my instagram so keep an eye out for that :)


1 April 2017

Afternoon Tea at Sketch London

Recently I got to tick something of my bucket list and went for afternoon tea at Sketch London. Now for those of you who don’t know what Sketch London is (where have you been?!) it is a restaurant based in Mayfair London with a very quirky and unique atmosphere. The place is split into 3 separate areas, and has one of the funkiest rest rooms I have ever seen (but more on that and how I accidently ended up on the gents side of the loos later on!)

I’ll stick to talking about afternoon tea in this post, and if I ever get to go to Sketch again, I’ll let you know about the delights of the other rooms. Now to begin with, I was super excited because afternoon tea takes place in the Pink gallery room and if you’ve ever seen my instagram theme you know what a big fan of pink I am!

As soon as you get to the front entrance, the staff are there ready to greet you with a smile and warm welcome. They really go over and beyond to make you feel welcome. Once we got seated and comfortable at our table, I decided to pop to the ladies room (and took my camera with me - of course!). The rest room is surreal, it is so bright and white and then has a rainbow coloured ceiling, it’s a bit of a shock to the system when you first walk in as the afternoon tea gallery is very dimly lit, so the change in light is drastic. The actual toilet cubicles are shaped like egg pods which is pretty cool, what is not cool is that I took the left set of stairs and ended up in the mens side of the room and one of the staff members had to redirect me #awkward

As if that wasn’t awkward enough, I got back to my seat to see another member of staff talking to my sister about champagne and caviar, I politely told the lady we don’t drink alcohol and she took the trolley away. I then broke out in a fit of laughter, because not only do we not drink, but my sister is also allergic to sea food! She’s also allergic to nuts, and lentils, and mangoes… and this is something that I forgot to tell Sketch about before arrival, but they were very good in altering the menu and food to her needs.

After the initial awkward moments, the lovely Elani came over to introduce herself and be our host for the afternoon. She showed us the tea tray and talked us through the selection of teas and explained what the flavour of each one and what food it would best compliment - if you love tea then this is a must do experience for you! I loved the tea trolley and am really considering getting one for myself – I’m not huge on tea myself but being Pakistani and British, pretty much everyone I know loves tea!

The food was extremely filling, and surprisingly heavy. The sandwiches and desserts were different to any that I’ve had before and we really  had to pace ourselves. At no point did we feel rushed and we noticed that most of the other customers were there for at  least a couple of hours. The staff are extremely attentive, but do leave you alone for long periods of time to ensure you don’t feel rushed when eating your food.

Overall it was a really good afternoon and I am glad I took my sister to enjoy it with me - its probably something I would save for a special occasion such as a significant birthday or celebration as it is very pricey for what you get, but it is definitely worth going just for the experience. 


29 March 2017

NYX Store Launch Party

So last night I had the pleasure of going to the opening of the NYX Store in Westfield Stratford and I just had to share some snippets with you because it is amazing in there! I remember when they launched in Boots last year and I was so excited to finally get my hands on some of their most sought after goodies, only to find out that a lot of the things I wanted had sold out straight away! Booo! I don’t think there is any chance of this happening here as they have so much stock, and so much variety – it is every make-up lovers dream!

If you know me then you know I hate buying things online, as a women of colour it is difficult to know how a particular shade will look on you without actually trying it out. And I'm also rather impatient so when I see something, I want it straight away – nothing beats the feeling of walking out of a makeup store with a bag full of goodies J

But I guess the thing I love the most about NYX is that it is a drugstore brand and its so refreshing to see something new on the high street! Their prices are super affordable and they cater to all skin colours and make up types. So whether your after some bright pink eyeshadow, a train case or simply a nude lipgloss, you can find it all in the one place. Their products are super versatile so its the perfect go to destination for make up artists, fanatics, and even make up virgins (is there such a thing?!)  

The launch party was amazing as they had invited some of my favourite bloggers so it was a great chance to mingle – and they had mocktails, cocktails, a DJ, a candyfloss booth, a cake and a selfie stand all on hand for an evening specifically catered to instagram/youtube addicts ;) They even when the extra mile and had a pair of Graffiti artists personalising make up boxes for all the guests. 

One of my favourite parts of the store – aside from aisles and aisles of makeup! – is the dressing table set up in the middle. The brightly lit mirrors give a convenient place to test out the different products in store, and of course get that perfect selfie.

The new store opens today, 29th March at Westfield Stratford, and I can’t wait to go back! Let me know if you check it out and what you pick up.

Much Love

Sebina x  


11 March 2017

London Modest Fashion Week Outfits

So if you follow Modest Fashion, then you know that this year London Fashion Week was a little special, as we had our very own Modest Fashion Week. Here are a few snaps of the outfits that I wore - and some of the lovely ladies I got to meet.

Day One 

Palazzo Pants and Hijab from Iila Collection | Top from Primark | Jacket from Shein | Bag from Ted Baker 

With the beautiful Simply FS and Fushion Fashionista 

With some more gorgeous ladies, left to right; Golokova.s ; simplyf.s ; Me ; romy_ahmed ; fushionfashionista ; thebritishmoroccan

Day Two 

With Aaliyah.jm and Fushionfashionista | Wearing Black blazer from Shein | Shirt, Pants and Sandals from New Look

Laughing away with Sagal

With Mariahidriss, RabiaZ and Iamndora 
The final picture even made it to Vogue Arabia - click on the link here to read ithttp://en.vogue.me/fashion/takeaways-from-londons-modest-fashion-week/
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