Messy Curly Hair + My First YT Tutorial


I curl my hair a lot on an everyday basis because I love voluminous hair as opposed to flat hair. This doesn’t take me long and it’s super easy!

It’s normally so hard for my hair to keep a curl, but using this wand my hair will stay curly for 3 days!

Wand: http://www.remingtonproducts.com/womens/haircare/CurlingIrons/CI96W1A-TStudio-SILK-Ceramic-Slim-Styling-Wand.aspx

If you scrunch your hair a lot, try adding a few of these curls into your hair. It will look so beautiful!

To get this style: Flip the direction of the curl in and out, with the exception of the pieces towards the face (flip those outwards).

Here’s my tutorial on how to do it!

I don’t know why this is the thumbnail when I changed it 50 times. Seriously, get it together Youtube.

But anyways, show me some love guys! I’m super excited cause I’ve always wanted to do it! Hope you guys are having a great day!

What are your favorite curling techniques and wands?

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BH Cosmetics Brushes Review

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BH Cosmetics is known for their affordable eye shadows. I never knew they even sold brushes. After doing some research on good brushes (I was specifically looking for a lip brush), I came across their sets. They were 50% off at the time so I figured I might as well try it.

I purchased the Metal Rose Makeup Brush set. This set comes with 11 brushes.

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I can honestly say that these brushes surpassed my expectations. I wasn’t expecting them to be such great quality for the price point but it honestly is! They’re one of my favorite brush brands, second to Real Techniques. I think these brushes even beat Morphe brushes!

Face Brushes: Soft and dense, but not too dense. Just perfect! It feels so nice on the skin and blends out makeup beautifully.
Eye Brushes: Honestly my favorite blending brushes of all time! The flat brushes are also great for precision eyeshadow!
Lip Brush: Tight enough to fill in the lips as precisely as possible.

I definitely recommend these brushes to everyone! They are wonderful and affordable.

*These pictures belong to BH Cosmetics.

**Just curious, what are some of your favorite brushes?

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Makeup Inspiration: Pink Glitter Cut Crease

Glitter cut creases are so beautiful – especially to a sparkle lover like myself. I see them all over Instagram and I couldn’t wait to try it out! This was my first attempt and I’m pretty proud of it.

Products Used:

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Hope you guy like this post!

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Eyebrow Transformation and Tips

Not only are eyebrows “in” right now, but they are so important in shaping your face. Eyebrows can literally make or break you!

Ever since I started getting my eyebrows done, I’ve always had uneven eyebrows. One person messed up my eyebrows and they’ve been messed up ever since. When I was younger I also used to pluck my eyebrows and that did NOT end up well (who else has fallen victim to this?)
Here is a picture from those horrible eyebrow days (I apologize for the bad quality):

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Besides being uneven, they were so thin and the shape was terrible.

Fast forward a couple of years and this is what they look like now:
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You can see that they are still a little uneven but they have come a far way! I know that my eyebrows are nowhere near perfect, but I still wanted to share some tips with you guys!

Tips on eyebrow grooming and maintenance:

  1. Find an eyebrow lady that you like, and stick with that person! Do not let anyone else touch your eyebrows.
  2. Tell your eyebrow lady exactly what you want and how you like your eyebrows.
    • I always tell mine that I want to work on evening out my eyebrows and she works with me and tells me exactly which areas I need to grow out.
  3. Use castor oil to grow out certain areas – I’ve linked the one that I use below (it does work)
  4. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU TWEEZE
    • I only pluck the growth that is farther away from my eyebrows, just to CLEAN my eyebrows.
    • I NEVER ATTEMPT TO SHAPE MY OWN EYEBROWS
      • Trust me, you might think you know what you are doing, but all it takes is one wrong pluck for you to mess it all up.
  5. Filling in brows:
    • Pencil=more natural and more control
    • Pomade=darker and more defined, less fine control
      • I personally use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate
        • It is my favorite!! It’s crazy because I never used to fill my brows in but now I feel so weird if I don’t!
        • It has some red undertones so it isn’t too dark/deep of a brown but still rich enough for my tan/brown complexion

In other news:
—MAC just came out with eyeshadow palettes!! So excited! They have like THE best pigmentation!

What are some of your favorite eyebrow products?

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10 Beauty Products that are Not Worth the Hype

  1. L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black
    • By the way everyone raves about this product I thought it would be amazing and better than my holy grail (Too Faced BTS), but it isn’t.
    • It IS a good mascara for volume – but not for length.
    • CoverGirl has equally great mascaras.
  2. Makeup Forever Skin Equalizer Primer
    • Doesn’t control my oil so makeup longevity decreases.
    • Might be better for someone with dry skin.
    • Don’t notice a smoothing effect.
  3. NUME Curling Wands
    • I have the set with 3 barrels (big, medium, small).
    • Hair doesn’t hold a curl very long with these
    • Temperature keeps fluctuating
    • The one pro is that my hair does look shiny when I use this product.
  4. Soap and Glory Body Butter and Shower Gel
    • I expected this to be amazing because it’s raved about so much.
    • Quality is okay – there’s nothing AMAZING about it but the scent
    • I think Bath and Body Works is comparable or maybe even better.
  5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kits
    • Hard to blend, don’t recommend for beginners
    • The yellow colored concealer is a little harsh for most skin tones
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Kits
    • Don’t use this product alone as just a powder contour because after a couple hours the product will separate and be very patchy on the face (oily skin).
    • Works better on top of a cream concealer. Mist with Fix+.
    • I like the cool toned contour color to carve out my cheekbones.
  7. NYX Matte Lipsticks
    • Don’t hate me you guys
    • Pigmentation is incredible for the price point BUT WAY TOO DRYING!
  8. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
    • Expected more from this product because of the price
      • I wasn’t WOW-ed by it
    • Similar effects to chapstick
  9. Colour Pop Matte Liquid Lipsticks
    • Extremely drying
    • LOVE their lippie stix (Rayezor is my fave) just not their ultra mattes
  10. Urban Decay Glitter Liner and Single Shadows
    • Liner: not enough sparkle, thin, need to build up intensity
      • Would use NYX liner instead because it’s cheaper and has more glitter
    • Shadows: again, not enough sparkle, fall out is crazy
      • If you’re looking for a shimmery finish as opposed to a glitter finish then this would be great for you.
      • I have three glittery eye shadows that look beautiful in the pan but when applied it, it just looks like a powdery shadow.

What’re your thoughts on this list? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments!

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10 Hyped Up Products that are Worth the Hype

  1. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
    • This is the first concealer that I’ve ever tried for highlighting and it is PERFECT! It is full coverage (will cover acne marks) yet lightweight and it blends out easily!
  2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
    • One of my favorites!
    • Beautiful color (kind of warm but not too warm) – will look nice on many skin tones. I use medium/deep.
  3. MAC Cosmetics Give Me Sun Bronzer
    • If you haven’t tried this, what are you doing with your life? But seriously, THE BEST BRONZER! You need this in your life.
  4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
    • My holy grail. Haven’t tried anything better. Don’t need too.
  5. Ben Nye Translucent Setting Powders
    • Love using this on those nights that I want to look extra special. I use the “Pretty Pink”  color because it gives me that “bright and blushing” type of look that I love. Don’t worry it’s not crazy pink – just has a subtle pink hue.
  6. Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter
    • I apply it onto my face and blend it in with my fingers and it blends beautifully.
    • Perfect for a subtle glow. I like it because it looks like I’m glowing from within.
    • Powder highlighters can be layered on top for extra glow!
  7. Smashbox Photo Primer
    • I honestly do see a difference in my pictures when I use this primer. It smooths out my face while also helping to control the amount of oil that peaks through my makeup during the day
  8. Huda Beauty Eyelashes
    • A little pricey but worth it
      • Order from Sephora’s website for cheaper shipping $
    • You may think all eye lashes are the same, but trust me, when you use her eye lashes that will definitely change. They are amazing! My favorites are Samantha, Giselle, and Sasha.
  9. Hourglass Blushes
    • B E A U T I F U L
    • The blush that I have – ethereal glow – has really fine sparkles in it (but doesn’t make your face sparkly) and it is so pretty!
    • Dying to try their strobe lighting powders!
    • Elegant packaging
  10. Tarte “Tarteist” Clay Paint Liner
    • This is jet black and super matte! Literally the most matte eyeliner I’ve tried!
    • Apparently it comes in gold and silver too online – super excited to try those!

What are your thoughts on this list and what are some of your favorite hyped up products?

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Fashion Fridays: Patterns and Textures – Business Casual

Hey guys! I have to dress business casual for school so that’s why I have so many business casual posts. Don’t worry I will be posting outfits that aren’t business casual too so stay tuned 🙂

I really need a photographer lol but …Here is today’s outfit of the day!



Can we please talk about how amazing these shoes are! 

Skirt: Express

Top: Forever 21

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Does anyone have anything exciting planned?

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Two Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme!

As someone who has short eyelashes, I was ecstatic when I heard about Too Faced Better than False Lashes Extreme! I heard two girls talking about it in line at Ulta and I was like OMG that’s on my makeup wish list for sure!

You can definitely see a difference in eyelash length between the “Better Than Sex (BTS)” mascara and the “Better than False Lashes Extreme! (BTFLE)” mascara (excuse the bad pic quality for this one – didn’t fill my eyebrows in-yikes).

Directions for BTFLE: Apply mascara from the gold tube, then add fibers from the white tube, then apply mascara again from the gold tube.

After months of using BTFLE ($35), here are my thoughts:

  • The mascara in the gold tube is somewhat different than the BTS mascara – it’s thinner/more fluid but I like it! It glides on so much easier!
  • It works better than the BTS mascara but it isn’t better than actual false lashes
  • It’s perfect for those nights where you want extra oomph but don’t want the drama of false lashes (like out to dinner or on a date)
    • I wouldn’t wear it everyday because I’m bad at removing mascara so I don’t want to sleep with fibers on my lashes.

Here is a picture of me wearing actual false lashes for comparison:

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What are some of your favorite mascaras (with or without fibers)? Has anyone tried the Younique 3D fiber lash mascara? Thoughts?

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Review: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤
Huda Beauty makes some of my favorite makeup products. . I finally decided to purchase her liquid matte lipsticks and my expectations were HIGH. I got the shade trendsetter. Here are my thoughts:

Pigmentation:
The pigmentation is great! No patchiness and it is very opaque!

Longevity:
Lasts a pretty long time – hours on hours on hours! If you eat you might have to reapply. However, I ate this morning and it lasted through my cereal.

Quality:
The formulation is wonderful. It feels so luxurious and high quality. It’s very lightweight, and that’s a quality that’s hard to find in matte liquid lipsticks. The finish is matte but it is NOT DRYING at all. Not even a tiny bit. It’s so soft. It can feel just a tad bit sticky but not lip gloss sticky. When I wear a chapstick underneath it feels perfectly fine though.

If you’ve tried her liquid mattes, what are your favorite colors? I want all of them!!

Xoxo, Sayeedah

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