"Behold, I Am Making All Things New....." (Revelations 21:5)

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Dear Everyone..
 
Each new year is a reminder to celebrate all the good things in our lives,
the people we love,
the places we are part of,
the memories we hold unto,
and
those unforgettable moments,
when you close your eyes and breath in life with a smile.
I hope & wish your heart is filled with lots of little reasons to celebrate new year. 
 
 

Happy New Year


I wish each one of you in the coming year, a time for renewal, reflection, wonder, celebrations, discoveries & new dreams. Do not be afraid to take chances, never give up on your dreams, do not regret over your mistakes, leave the past behind, look ahead, tomorrow is always better than the past, life begins at the end of your comfort zone, believe in yourself, believe you can and you're halfway there,
believe in the works of God,
believe in love.
 
 
x Sarah x 

 
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Nativity | Reason for The Season!

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Christmas
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A
very
Merry Christmas

... to each one you.

May you hold spirit of the season in your heart.

I wish each one of you, your families and loved ones the light of faith, warmth of home and the love of family this Christmas season. In the midst of tinsels, lights and shopping let us not forget our friends and family who are in need of hope and joy. May God bless you with joy and fill your heart with love and cheer.

Love and blessings
Sarah

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L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash | Lolita 101

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Hi lovely ladies,

Christmas is around the corner which apparently means shop-till-you-drop. When it comes to cosmetics, I'm not a lip gloss girl. Though I love glossy lips and the glamour they add to your face I still prefer matte lipsticks for nights out and formal events because of their non-messy, long lasting staying power. Lately I'm more into lip stains than lipsticks. Lip glosses just don't 'stick' to my lips, they will start dripping down my lower lip line (Any tips you want to suggest?). Moreover, I tend to bite my lips a lot and all the time, bad habits. Because of their light texture lip glosses would disappear faster than lipsticks. Not to forget how much they love your hair especially on a windy day.

But nevertheless I am always on the hunt for that perfect texture in lip glosses - non sticky, light and fresh.

L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash in Lolita 101
L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash in Lolita 101
L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash in Lolita 101

Enter L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash Lolita 101. What a beautiful texture! I instantly fell in love with it. It the perfect lip gloss that acts like a stain. First off the packaging is sleek with a mirror finish which is far better than any other drugstore brand. The range consists of eight beautiful shades out of which I picked Lolita 101.

This seems to be the perfect pink based mauve-nude shade for me, something which can be applied over my lipstick and has a sheer finish. The texture is fresh, water based and not at all sticky. First application is hydrating and sinks into my lips giving you a barely-there finish. My lips feel buttery as long as I have it on my lips. I put another coat so that the beautiful shade is visible. Depending on your original lip color the shade might vary like in my case. It looks more pinkish than nude. That is totally okay with me. You might find it a bit sticky in the beginning but with time it will smooth out beautifully on your lips. The 30% water based formula works wonders and would not give you the regular messy lips gloss feel. With up to six hours of lasting time it is absolutely meant to stay on your lips hence I do not have to worry about my lips while I enjoy my coffee.

L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash in Lolita 101
Two coats of Lolita in daylight

Another thing that I totally adore about this product is the feather soft wand. The wand has a tear-drop shape and matches the contours of your lips. This makes the application so easy and flawless. Did I mention -these smell amazing! Not only does L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash feels good on your lips, it smells divine. I am not sure if I will ever go back to the normal lip gloss ever after having tried these. You might say the range of shades is limited but if you manage to like one of the shades, like in my case the eight shades seem plenty.

Final verdict - I love glossy stains!

Have you given these a try? How did you find these?

Available online @ £ 7.99
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DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System | Review

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Hi Lovely Ladies,

Hair is a jewel for women -  its like a precious ornament. Healthy hair are considered to be a sign of beauty. All of us dream to have those beautiful, long, healthy, hair-commercial locks but not every one is blessed naturally with these. Moreover, it seems difficult to maintain your hair health in today's fast paced environment due to lack of time and flow of so many products to choose from. Making it difficult for you to decide which is product is the right one for you. Having said this, so many of us suffer from a very common hair problem:  HAIR FALL.

Hair Fall: From Roots & Breakage
Hair fall from breakage means that your hair strand becomes shorter due to an injury to the hair strand and the reasons for this are multiple for example overstretching your hair, heat styling, hair color, low protein diet etc. At any one time 80% of our hair is growing while 20% of out hair is resting meaning it is not actively growing but is firmly anchored to the head. These resting hair strands are held to our scalp by a follicle glue which is composed of proteins & a chemical compound called polysaccharide. The resting phase of hair is about 3 months after which the glue is broken down hence the hair falls naturally. But what if this glue breaks off earlier than its due time?! This would mean rapid increase in hair fall from roots. Can anything fix this? Yes - Trichazole Actives can.

No more hair fall worries as the secret to treating hair fall is no more a secret now!
Say hello to DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System*

The Range
DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System


Dove is one of the most trusted beauty brands. Its products' range has inspired women from all over the globe making them feel beautiful by widening the definition of beauty. Continuing with this tradition Dove launched their new line of Hair Therapy - Dove Hair Fall Rescue System which is part of Dove Damage Solutions range. With patented Fiber Active Technology it is the first range scientifically proven to repair the internal structure of hair fiber hence reducing hair fall. The range comes in a typical Dove packaging of pearl white with Dove written in blue. I am really impressed with the wide range of products in this line which include: Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo, Conditioner,Treatment Mask, Hair Tonic, Serum.

Shampoo & Conditioner
Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo & Conditioner comes in a packaging of 180 ml each. The shampoo has a think texture and amazing fragrance which is light and really refreshing in the shower. Make sure you apply only a small coin-size amount because it is going to lather up! I can always tell if a shampoo suits me or not by how soft if makes my hair when I rinse them. My hair felt so soft! On the other hand the conditioner has a slightly lighter fragrance and a rich texture. It glides on your hair nicely. Both the shampoo and conditioner contains Trichazoleactives to nourish roots and to help keep hair firmly locked in. Although you experience results in 2 weeks, my hair appeared softer, fuller, definitely tangle-free and full of life in the first wash (!) not to forget the pleasant smell that lingers on after the shower.

DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System


The Serum
Following this is the Serum which is part of your daily Hair Fall Rescue regime and contains Micro Moisture Serum. Its a clear serum with a really nice mild fragrance. I use 2 drops right after shower while my hair is wet focusing on the middle of hair to tips. I use one drop after I have straightened my hair (is that a lot?) which is apparently - everyday (hence the breakage, I know!) This makes my hair so incredibly soft and instantly smooth, protecting hair from friction hence reducing breakage. Its not at all sticky and would not weight your hair down. Its one of my favorite products from the range.

DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System

Hair Tonic
One of the key performers of this range is the leave-in Intensive Hair Tonic which comes in 7ml vials. Its a clear liquid that feel really refreshing for the scalp once applied. This tonic will strengthen hair at the roots to effectively reduce hair fall as 78% of hair fall occurs directly at the roots. It helps lock your hair firmly in place. Apply it onto your clean showered scalp and massage for 2-3 minutes. Make sure you distribute the tonic evenly by making series of partings and let it absorb into your scalp. I use it on alternative days. I personally feel the Intensive Hair Tonic really stands out in helping you deal with hair fall.

DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System

Hair Mask
Last but not the least is one product I always keep in my hair care regime, a hair mask. Luckily the
Hair Fall Rescue range comes with a Treatment Mask without which the treatment would be incomplete. Your hair definitely need deep nourishment to help your hair repair the damage. Its specially formulated to absorb deeply helping bond proteins of hair and boost hair strength to fight future hair damage. I love the rich texture of this mask which is different than that of the conditioner. Treatment Mask needs to be applied once a week - I prefer weekends since I have more time to relax and let the mask do its job. Apply the mask onto washed hair from middle to the tips of your hair and leave for 3-5 minutes. I keep it for a little longer. You will be surprised by how soft your hair would feel instantly. Of all the products from this range Treatment Mask is my favorite!

DOVE Hair Fall Rescue System

I can safely say Dove Hair Fall Rescue  range is one of the best hair fall treatments I have come across. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a serious hair fall treatment. Please make sure you purchase the entire range so that it can give you maximum results. The price tag of all these products is very affordable which is another plus point. Dove Hair Fall Rescue System is proven to give you results.

Have you tried this range? Share your views.

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London Dreams | Food, Piccadilly & Regent Street

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Dear lovelies,

My second visit to London in July this year was all about some great food (read: often junk food), eating and going around town! It was officially summers and so hot! Infact I got a bit of a tan on my face, hands and feet too which I really got bothered about later. Do you also enjoy watching photos of the past or coming seasons like myself? Imagining snow-clad mountains while the scorching sun is out in summers or looking at images of beautiful beaches during winters? Change in life is inevitable and we as human being always appreciate change in every aspect of life. While I was going through these photos of summers I thought why not share with everyone.


The FOOD..

Today's post is a photo journal of London which kicks off with (1.) my favorite photo taken on a beautiful night around London Eye and River Thames on the South Bank. I tried my best to keep my 'top knot' on the top but my hair were too soft for that. *smiles* Thanks to my photographer & choreographer. (2.) Look I found my name on a coke can, I also found my sister's name there! (3.) I kept thinking I would give this Red Velvet Cake from Caffe Nero a try but I forgot literally every time and tried something else instead. I tried their coffee so many times but I would still vote for Apostrophe for the best coffee in town. (4.) You want to know why I gained weight? There you go - Burger King 'Whoppers'. Loved every bite of these. I think I had more Whoppers than any other burger ever. And if you haven't tried their fries you have missed a lot in  life. (5.) A trip to Harrods in Knightsbridge and a stroll in their food halls was an amazing experience. Apart from all the very expensive brands of clothes, jewelry, homeware etc they had separate food halls for different food items like bakery, takeaway, coffee, chocolates, wine cellars. Everything I tried from the bakery was so fresh and bursting with taste. Moving from floor to floor you will find Egyptian escalators everywhere, its really beautiful. I can recall a group young men approaching us offering a cosmetics discount coupon that they received but wanted to give away as it was of no use to them - 'for the lady' - they said, so sweet!

London Eye
Share a Coke
Caffe NeroRed Velvet Cake at Caffe Nero
Red Velvet Cake at Caffe Nero
Burger King's Whopper
Burger King's Whopper
Harrods London
Harrods London
Harrods London
Harrods London
Harrods London
Harrods London
Harrods LondonHarrods London
Harrods London

Harrods London


More FOOD...

6.) In order to satisfy our desi taste buds we tried Masa, an Afghan restaurant at Goodge Street. Their Afghan Pulao and Kofta was delicious so was everything else we ordered. If you have a thing for Afghan cuisine you can easily relate the taste. Having fresh paatiri roti in London was an amazing experience too reminding you of home. (7.) I know I have been talking a lot about Burger King but if you want to taste one of the best burgers in London town MeatLiquor is the place to be. Sorry for the poor quality photos but who was thinking of taking photos, from the first bite to the last we didn't take a second's break until we finished everything on the platter, literally. My order: Henrietta Fizz + Dead Hippie Burger + Chili Cheese Fries equals heaven! I loved the ambiance, it was dark and loud. Next time you're around Welbeck Street get in that long, dispiriting queue and you wont regret it. (8.) Moving ahead, Chowmein from Chop Chop Noodle Bar around Shepherd's Bush and Westfield reminded me of my never ending love for Oriental cuisine. I had walk past Chop Chop a hundred times but it never occurred to me to check it out too until one day we had too as it was almost drizzling and very cold outside. I remember it was always crowded and couldn't make up what all the fuss was about. All I can say is the food was delicious, fresh and fulfilling.

Masa Afghan Restaurant London



Masa Afghan Restaurant London
Masa Afghan Restaurant London
Masa Afghan Restaurant London
Meat Liquor London
Meat Liquor London
Chop Chop Noodle Bar London
Chop Chop Noodle Bar London


PICCADILLY CIRCUS & REGENT STREET

(9.) I love going to Piccadilly, it's a famous London landmark and at the junctions of five very busy streets. I can never get tired of going around and about in the heart of London. I can and have spent hours and hours walking around the souvenir shops in the surrounding streets until my feet were dead tired. It's packed, brights and busy especially over the weekends. I just love the overall 'happy' atmosphere around this corner of London. (10.) Regent Street is a luxury, high-end shopping destination with hundreds of brands having their retail outlets there. I also heard that Regent Street offers 'hands-free shopping' where you can get your shopping bags delivered right to your doorsteps. You must check out the Christmas Lights 2013 which are themed around DreamWorks' new time-travelling comedy adventure Mr Peabody And Sherman. I think they look lovely and magical. Do you agree?

Regent Street London
London
London
Regent Street London
London
London
H&M London
London
Accessorize London
Piccadilly Circus London

Primark London

Piccadilly Circus London
London

Prince of Wales London
Regent Street London
Regent Street London


How have your trip to London been?

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