How to Get Rid of Blackheads at Home? | Video

If you've been on Instagram at least once then you've probably noticed the amount of beauty DIY and makeup videos. Ladies use weird objects like heels, knives and forks to contour their faces and spoons to define their eyebrows, they apply aloe vera, honey and baking soda on their hair and faces. I'm not judging anyone, I also post beauty videos on Instagram but every time when I see that kind of video I'm wondering does this actually work or some people are only interested in the likes and followers? That's why I decided to start trying these hacks and DIYs at home and let you know what I think! This week I tried a very famous in the social media DIY blackhead remover from only two ingredients - gelatine and cow milk.

how to get rid of blackheads on your nose

The mask is super easy to make, you only mix 1 tbsp gelatine with 2 tbsp milk (it can be any milk, not only cow milk) and then you put it in the microwave for 15 seconds. I expected that the texture will be very thick but it was actually liquidy so I waited about 5 minutes before applying it. I used a brush by Sephora especially for applying face masks, but you can use your fingers as well, just make sure that the mask isn't too hot. It took about 30 minutes for the mask to dry completely and then the fun part comes - the peeling of the mask. I don't know if you've noticed on the video but I struggle to peel it. The texture is very sticky and it takes some time to be removed completely. An advise from me - don't apply it all over your face the way they do it on Instagram and YouTube. This mask is suitable only for certain parts of the face like the nose and maybe the forehead. The skin near my eye was a little bit red after that so be cautious because you might hurt yourself. 

get rid of blackheads on the nose

Let's talk about the results, it was hard to film a before and after because my camera doesn't catch small details so I took pictures. I think that it was okay, it cleaned my pores a little but I wouldn't say that it's amazing. I don't know if it's worth the difficult peeling, I guess I need to try more DIY masks for blackheads so I can judge better. If you try it at home, please let me know what do you think.

Hope that was helpful xx

How to get Longer Eyelashes Quickly

I posted this picture on Instagram the other day and someone asked me what mascara I've used. This look is actually one of my favourite and I feel like I need to wear it more often. It looks natural but glamorous at the same time. I love how good my skin looks here, I did a little bit cream contouring and the foundation that I'm wearing is simply amazing. I will definitely review it soon on my blog. However, I posted it because I wanted to give you some more information about my lashes, so scroll down. ๐Ÿ˜œ

lash extensions

As I was saying one lady asked me what mascara I've used for this look. I don't know if you can tell but I'm actually wearing false lashes. In my opinion they look quite natural although I think I should've added a little bit more just to fill few more gaps. The lashes are by the brand Ardell and are individuals, but don't worry they aren't hard to apply. It just takes more time and patience but it's worth it because they are very lightweight, there's no strip (which you have to cover with eyeliner after that) and as I said they do look more natural then the other ones. Ardell is one of my favourite brands for false lashes - their eyelashes look great on the eyes and are very affordable. They are loved by many celebrities as well, Kim Kardashian's makeup artist has been applying these individual lashes on her for years. However, every eyelash brand has individual lashes so feel free to try them as well. Just want to let you know that there're short, medium and long lashes. You can get a box of one length or a box with the three length. On the picture I'm wearing medium and long individuals.

Picture is from amazon.co.uk; Click on the picture to visit the page of the retailer.ย 

Picture is from amazon.co.uk; Click on the picture to visit the page of the retailer. 

For those of you who don't want to wear false lashes and prefer to grow their own lashes, don't worry because I have something else for you. Apply almond oil with cotton swab on the roots of your lashes just before bed for few months and you will notice significant difference in the length. This way you can grow your eyebrows too. 

Langkawi, Malaysia is the Most Beautiful Place I've Seen | Video

Have you been to Malaysia? The last couple of years we've heard so much about the country and really wanted to visit it. This July we finally had the chance (alhamdullilah) to see the capital Kuala Lumpur and the beautiful island Langkawi and I thought it would be fun to share with you some pictures and memories from the trip. ๐Ÿ’œ

langkawi malaysia

To get to the island from Dubai you will first need to land in Kuala Lumpur and then to take a local flight to Langkawi (we actually stayed few nights in KL but I will write a separate post for it). The flight I think was not more then 45 minutes, if not less and if you book with a low-cost airline the price will be quite affordable. KL has different terminal for the local flights, but don't worry it's new, very well managed and has many places to eat. I actually feel sorry that I didn't take any pictures from there because it really looks like an international airport. I think I was in vacation mode and I just wanted to chill, but anyway.. let me tell you about this beautiful island from heaven.

We left KL before sunrise because we didn't want to waste time and landed in Langkawi in the morning. Our hotel was quite far from the airport, the ride was probably about 30, 35 minutes but I felt like the Uber was driving forever or maybe I was just too excited to check in and enjoy the sun. By the way we used Uber in Kuala Lumpur and in Langkawi and were very happy with them, but if you still prefer a taxi you need to know that at the airport you have to pay it in advance and then with the receipt you can get a taxi from outside, which I believe it's quite convenient for tourists. However, when we got there our room was not ready so we decided to put our swimsuits on quickly and wait at the pool, which is literally in the middle of a tropical forest. You can see on the pictures above that the pool is around the trees and on them you can see monkeys and all kind of birds, but the monkeys were usually there only in the morning when there were no people around. We also saw a lizard crossing our path the very first day lol.

Hands down the pool was amazing, but the beach of Langkawi took my breath away! I don't know if you can say from the pictures, but this place was stunning! The trees, the water, the nature, the sand, everything was too beautiful to describe with words and all this was just few meters from our doorstep. ๐Ÿณ By the way there're many things to do in Langkawi but we just wanted to enjoy this heaven and we only did the Zip-Line in one of the days when the weather wasn't sunny. That experience was pretty amazing too but I won't share pictures from there because I look so terrified on all of them lol yep, it was my first time on a Zip-Line and it was a bit scary. However if you want to do it, I definitely recommend it to you, it is very well managed and the people who look after you on the Zip-Line are so funny and helpful. 

I forgot to mention that we stayed in Andaman hotel in Langkawi. Our friends have recommended it to us and I want to highly recommend it to the readers of my blog. It's an amazing place to spend your vacation! The service was great, the building is clean and looked after. There are also few nice restaurants so you won't need to worry about the food, everything is tasty and fresh. They also serve food and drinks on the pool and on the beach, which makes things very easy. The hotel is also kids friendly. There's a kids area and ladies to entertain them but even if you want your children around you all the time, that's not a problem because there're plenty things to do. You can also have your own jacuzzi or private pool in your room, together with a small garden, which can be a great spot for a family chilling. If you book Andaman hotel for your vacation, don't forget to try their spa. To me this was the best massage and the best spa experience I've ever had! The last picture above is from the spa area. It's actually a small house with no windows that have a stunning beach view. Getting a massage while listening to the waves and the songs of the birds and breathing fresh air is honestly a priceless experience! 

I also put a small video together, hope you like it xx 

Please, feel free to ask me anything. Those of you who have been to Malaysia already, share with me your experience - when did you stay, what did you do? Let me know in a comment below.  

Get the Look: Simple & Easy Arabic Makeup | Video

In my previous blog post I said that recently I'm really into blue makeup and as I was writing the sentence I remembered this tutorial that I filmed last year. It's actually my most watched video on my YouTube channel but I can't believe that I never shared it in my blog, so fixing this mistake now.

eyeliner video

The look, in my opinion is very simple and by the way it's very easy too. I named it 'Arabic' because it just reminds me of the Middle East a lot. In this region the blue and green eyeliner on the lower waterline is something very common and I know why, these colours make your eyes look bigger and who doesn't want bigger eyes.