Weekend Chit Chat


Hey all you lovely people! I feel so great these days. It’s true when they say that the weather can have a such a positive effect on you. It is absolutely beautiful in UAE these days, specially the evenings. The beaches are perfect these days so I do enjoy a stroll by the beach every now and then. A nice cup of well made tea and muffins or pakoras πŸ˜› just gives you what you need at times.


It is the wedding season of course and there are some stunning outfits that I have come across. Many of my friends got engaged and married. Come to think of it, the wedding dresses and makeup has changed and improved so much over the years, I could totally get married again lol (to the same guy of course).

My kids are obsessed with bath bombs these days and weekend is when they take their sweet time enjoying the bath bombs πŸ™‚ I wonder if your kids have the same obsession?


Also I’m going to be posting the whole corridor wall makeover on the blog which I’ve been waiting to post for a while now. I lost my phone’s data and had to look for ways to recover it. I can’t wait to show you what it looks like πŸ™‚ <3

It’s been one heck of a Sunday, I woke up to fire alarms all across the 30 floors of my building. Smoke, people running, panic everywhere.. Fire broke out in one of the apartments this morning and we all had to evacuate immediately. It was difficult dragging kids out of their beds and rush them downstairs through the emergency exit. Keeping calm and getting control over your senses is a test in itself..I can’t even imagine what that family must’ve gone through upon seeing flames and smoke in their house..times like these makes you stop and think what life is all about…it really is too short…

Stay safe, stay happy wherever you are.

Love <3



DIY Frames For The Kitchen

Hello my lovely people!!!! How are you all. Life gets so sooo sooooo busy at times that you hardly get to finish anything at all. Speaking of which I’m bringing you those much awaited frames that I posted about on the Instagram stories and have been receiving messages asking about what I did with them. Well here is your answer.

Once I finished the fridge makeover, I felt like the walls looked rather bare and boring, felt like they needed something. I did this last year too..got two stunning frames and placed them behind the sink but they were just two, although much better in size compared to the ones that I found this time around but I wanted more of them.

So what I basically did was that I got hold of black frames, took out the original not so beautiful 3D animal photos and replaced them with my own handiwork. They were super easy to do and must’ve taken me maybe an hour and a half to finish them all.

These are inspired by my Dad’s restaurant, he always knew how to make food look beautiful, though he had much much bigger ones but I somehow felt okay with this size too.

I’m giving you the complete story in the form of pictures. You don’t have to love them the way I do but hey it was a cheap and easy way to add some beauty to the walls or tiles.

What you need:

  • Black Frames
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Any magazine or cookbook that you don’t use anymore for food pictures
  • Pen or pencil
  • Mounting Tape
  • Good music (optional)




On the Left (below) is the original frame in its asli haalat and on the right side (below) you can see what I did with it. I love the final look.Β 


Once your frames are ready, all you have to do is get hold of some mounting tape a.k.a double sided tape in much simpler words and use it stick the frames on the tiles or wall.


Now if you are wondering why these frames then you can have a look at myΒ fridge makeover and you’ll know just how well they go with it. I also have fairy lights in my kitchen if you want to have a look at that. My kitchen is my favourite place in the house ever since I gave it a whole makeover πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy the changes I’ve made.

Much love <3


7 Questions With Alishba Baz

Alishba Baz is not just a great makeup artist but what makes her a delightful joy is her ability to add humour and creativity to her looks that are nothing like those ordinary beauty tutorials you find on social media. She has appeared on several social media channels for her talent. Her Instagram feed is full of different and creative looks. From Ainak Wala jinn to Simpsons, from Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland) to Frida Kahlo..she has done so many of them and all through her makeup expertise. Ever heard the phrase ”think out of the box” Well, now you can see it for yourself! Must MUST follow on Instagram : faceoffae

πŸ‘€MintπŸ‘€ Clothes – @splashfashions Heels : @marksandspencerme Makeup πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨ Eyes:@katvondbeauty – metal matte @physiciansformula – 2in 1 eyeliner Tarte cosmetics – eye jewel – silver @nyxcosmetics – jumbo pencil – white Eyebrows : @pixibeauty – brow duo + @muacosmetics – brow pencil Mascara : wetnwild – mega protein mascara Primer : @tartecosmetics – timeless smoothing Foundation : @wetnwildbeauty – photo focus Concealer : @tartecosmetics – tarte shape tape + @wetnwildbeauty photo focus Bronzer : @misslyn.arabia – Barbados babe Highlighter : @lauragellerbeauty – gilded honey Lips : christine cosmetics Setting powder : @rcmamakeup All mua products have 10% off on @district.glitz use code in the bio #uae #uaeinstagram #instadaily #instamakeup #laurageller #nyxcosmetics #tartecosmetics #wetnwildbeauty #wetnwild #makeupartist #makeuplover #makeupenthusiast #beautyblogger #uaebeautyblogger #lovemakeup #brows #hijabi #faceoffae #pixibeauty #pixi #katvond #rcmamakeup #physiciansformula

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Ladies & gentlemen, I give you Alishba Baz, in a light toned, 7 question conversation

W&S: No.1:Β  What is the best compliment you have ever received?
Alishba : Someone once told me they love how I separate myself from people who aren’t respectful because I know that I deserve respect.

W&S: No.2 What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Alishba: To go back to simpler times

W&S: No.3 If you were a makeup and beauty advocate, what would you fight for or want people to understand?
Alishba: That beauty comes in all colours so brands need to be inclusive! I would also fight against animal testing.

πŸ’« MysticalπŸ’« Primer : @muacosmetics – vanishing cream + @tartecosmetics timeless smoothing primer Foundation : @physiciansformula – youthful spot less wear foundation Concealer : @tartecosmetics – tarte shape tape concealer Eyes : @juviasplace – saharan palette @anastasiabeverlyhills – modern Renaissance Eyeliner: physiciansformula 3 in 1 eyeliner Eyebrows: @nyxcosmetics_arabia – micro eyebrow pencil Eyelashes : @alfalashes – vavavoom Bronzer : misslyn.arabia -barbados babe Blush : @elfcosmetics – 4 quad blush (dark) Lips :@jeffreestarcosmetics – candyass Highlighter : @anastasiabeverlyhills -glow kit #uaeπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ #instalike #instamakeup #instadaily #morphebrushes #dubai #dubaibeautyblogger #beautyblogger #faceoffae #lovemakeup #milani #designerblood #elfcosmetics #dmgm#tartecosmetics #jeffreestar #jeffreestarcosmetics #makeupartist #nyxcosmetics#anastasiabeverlyhills #muacosmetics #juviasplacethailand

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W&S: No.4 What person do you follow the most on social media and why?
Alishba: I’m not really someone who follows people on social media to that extent but I like to keep up with my friends who are also bloggers and take inspiration from them.

W&S: No.5 What do you think Victoria’s secret is?
Alishba: She secretly wishes to include more curvy ladies on the ramp ;).

πŸ‘‘QueenπŸ‘‘ Mini tutorial! @doseofcolors @desiperkins x @katy This collaboration had me all excited from the initial launch! The quad was hands down my favorite! It is very unique and pigmented! Although only Harpoon & Suz are suppose to be used wet ..I personally prefer them all to be used wet! Primer : @tartecosmetics – timeless smoothing Foundation: @elfcosmetics + @gosharabia Concealer : tarte shape tape Eyeshadow : @doseofcolors – Meet the girls + @pixibeauty – its eye time Eyeliner : @physiciansformula – 2 in 1 eyeliner Eyebrows : @wetnwild.arabia @wetnwildbeauty – brow pencil Highlighter: @doseofcolors – fuego Blush & bronzer : @beccacosmetics Lips : dose of colors – more creamer please Setting powder : @rcmamakeup Setting spray : @nyxcosmetics_arabia #uae #faceoffae #desi #desiperkins #katy #desixkaty #doseofcolors #nyxcosmetics #beccacosmetics #fuego #physiciansformula #pixibeauty #tarteshapetape #tarte #gosharabia #wetnwild #instatutorial #instadaily #instagood #elfcosmetics #beautyblogger #makeupartist #mua

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W&S: No.6 Who would you like to be stuck in an elevator with?
Alishba:Β  It would be Will Smith! He is hilarious and have you seen his Instagram! He has been a blessing.

W&S: No.7 If you could correct one thing about people, what would that be?
Alishba: I really want people to have empathy for others as everyone has started living in their own little selfish world.

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I will not share more of her work here but would really want you to go to herΒ Instagram and see for your self. She has recreated some of the most iconic looks paying her tribute to the legends through her immaculate makeup skills. She is totally worth a standing ovation.

Alishba can be contacted for makeup appointments through her Instagram account where you can just direct message her and she will get back to you for sure. So if you are looking for a makeup artist to glam you up for your special days, then look no further. This girl knows makeup like no other!

Signing off

Sonya Ali