The Abnormal Beauty Company Haul

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While galavanting around the lovely city of Toronto, visiting The Abnormal Beauty Company shop was a must for my cosmetics-obsessed self. The company itself promotes the usage of natural products to attack different skin issues and overall providing products for all types of skin. The shop offers an array of brands that can all be found on their website (http://deciem.com). I gravitated towards all of The Ordinary’s products as well as a few of NIOD’s.

MAKEUP:

The shop currently sells two types of foundation as their only makeup products under The Ordinary brand. The first is their full coverage formula which seems to have a beautiful finish after trying it out on my hand. The second is the more popular formula as it is their Serum foundation with a lighter coverage. This formula also seems to have a more natural finish.

SKINCARE:

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The majority of the store is heaven for any skincare lover. This Vitamin C Suspension 30% from The Ordinary is described as a “water-free, suitable suspension”. There are currently two formulas of this product; however, I chose to purchase the newer formula simply because of the added silicone. The product is meant to tackle uneven tones and signs of aging. The product is a creamy texture and is said to provide a tingling sensation after application.

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This Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% from The Ordinary is described as “a mild lactic acid superficial peeling formulation”. It is said to target uneven tones, textural irregularities, and fine lines.

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This Alpa Arbutin 2% + HA from The Ordinary is described as a serum meant to target hyper pigmentation and dark spots.

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This Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% from The Ordinary is described as “a brightening serum with stabilized Vitamin C derivative”. It visibly targets dullness, uneven tone, and signs of aging.

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This Sanskrit Saponins from NIOD is a face wash but also not a face wash as it is not meant to remove makeup.  It has quite a gentle texture but provides a quite intense clean.

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This product is called Mastic Must from NIOD and it is a translucent mask. This product targets acne as well overall cleaning. It also visibly reduces both the number and size of pores.

I am really excited to try out these products and would love to make an update post on these products. All the skincare products target my specific issues of discoloration, dark spots, and acne. The shop has so many products for all different skin types so anyone is bound to find something for them from The Abnormal Beauty Company.

Much Love,

Asma

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Kimonos and Henna for Eid Al-Fitr 2017

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This Eid my outfit was put together in quite the last minute fashion. I got all my clothes and my henna done the day before. Thankfully Zara was having quite the sale and I was able to create quite the outfit and find my new favorite pair of jeans. IMG_8099img_8103.jpgIMG_8101IMG_8105

I picked up the kimono and jeans from Zara. The kimono adds a nice bit of brightness and color to the outfit while also providing a change to my usual style. The kimono has quite the variety of blues and peach tones and a very unique floral patten. It is quite a fresh twist on a classic and makes the perfect statement piece. The jeans are made of a light blue denim material with added metal accents at bottom of and around the belt loops. The shirt I wore underneath was a simple black blouse from J Crew, that can be thrown on under any jacket. My shoes are the Krista in black leather from Steve Madden. The platform starts with a cork like material to a white cleated sole. They have a 2.5 inch heel and a 1 inch platform. Lastly, my hijab is from Shop the Souq. It is a very light material (perfect for the summer time, and still provides the larger hijab look I love.

This outfit was perfect for its occasion because it was comfortable while also stylish as hell. The shoes provide the perfect amount of height to give anyone that extra oomph and the kimono and accents on the jeans truly could truly make anyone stand out.

Eye Look of the Month: June 2017

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I have decided to create an eye look for every month that in a way captures the essence of the time of year. The looks can range from neutrals to completely avant-garde and unwearable. They can also represent my general thoughts, emotions, and overall state of mind during the month.

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This look captures all the June vibes with graduation and prom being its most prominent events for students. The darkness on the outer corner adds a bit of dimension to the eyes while also allowing the gorgeous pigment at the the front half of the eye have its moment. This look is perfect for any event or simply to just go out. (Please excuse the lopsidedness of my eyes, my head was slightly tilted.)

Products Used: 

Crease:

Modern Renaissance Anastasia Beverly Hills: Raw Sienna, Warm Taupe, and Realgar (outer corner crease)

Lid: 

Bellapier Loose Pigment: Celebration (Front half into crease)

Naked 3 Urban Decay: Liar, Mugshot, Darkside (Second half/outer corner)

Lower Lash Line: 

Naked Urban Decay: Smug

Vice 3 Urban Decay: Lucky, Alchemy (outer corner), Alien (outer corner)

Inner Corner: Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit: Glo Getter, Kitty Kat, Forever Lit