Hello 2019


Been a while I know but am promising myself to be more active here since it’s just the beginning of the year Happy new year to you wishing everyone a great 2019 filled with health, love , happiness and success!

As known , every new year we decide on writing down resolutions with the hope to start a new satisfying lifestyle that we aim to attain every year.

Personally , am truly promising myself with the will of god to make 2019 my epic year! How can that be done without managing our time and days – so thought of using The Eleven Planner which I previously used , it helped me a lot to make my 2018 more fulfilling! btw I love journal online apps but I prefer the actual paper touch – the smell of new Real paper ignites a certain feeling inside me, it’s actually proven its better to keep a written journal. Since we cannot write as fast as we type, it forces our brains to slow down and be more intentional of our real thoughts Also, numerous studies have proven that the connection of physically writing something (the tactile and kinesthetic moves of it trigger the release of different neurotransmitter in the brain. To me Old ways are always healthier.

Being online daily makes me crave to be offline , when planning and managing my life at least.

So here are some snapshots of the updated Planner , 2019 version :

As mentioned it’s such a “magic tool” works like a life couch on the go , directs you when lost , inspires you when in quest basically it gives your days a purpose and balances your life obligations.

Simply can’t live without it!

If interested to know more follow their IG account @theelevenplanner

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The True Meaning


الله-اكبر-3

When “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great)  this powerful phrase was discussed here due to it’s use 5 times a day in our prayers ,whenever we see beauty, and when we are weak, scared, and happy .This phrase simply glorifies the strength and power of one god (ALLAH) , and that (allah) alone is  greater and stronger than any situation or issue we face.

As a Muslim, I was raised to pray God ,believe in Racial equality and share love ,help the less-fortunate,believing in the Karma concept ( what you claim to do comes back to you).

Hope that I get to represent my role well and share a beneficial clear view of Islam.

Regards ,

Nora B.

The Primer Review


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Today I will be sharing my feedback on those 2 primers , again my feedback is a personal one which means that what I have experienced may not reflect yours … but from time to time I enjoy sharing my experience to help people who are always in search of the best products out there …

Here you go :

  • Primer 1  is Smashbox (PHOTO FINISH) PURPLE :

I loved this product put it on after the moisturiser, give it a 10 min to dry up then put whatever you want baby cream or a foundation  or wear it alone , it basically does what it claims:

  1. Reduces the appearance of pores instantly
  2. Non drying formula
  3. Absorbs oil  and keeps makeup on up to 8 hours
  4. Gives a flawless feel and look

My Rating : 9/10

 

Primer 2 is Benefit (The POREfessional ) Green :

This product was okay , it doesn’t do the job fully , although it gives you a  beautiful feel on your skin , but the  appearance of pores somehow shows , here what I noticed about this product :

  1. Lightweight
  2. Velvet feeling on the skin
  3. Translucent
  4. Amazing scent

My Rating : 7/10

 

 

*Friendly Reminder : This review reflects my personal experience and the products reaction with my skin tone (Fair , combination skin)and texture. It may reflect you and it may not, just a friendly share! Hope I helped anyone out there searching for the perfect primer 😉

Yours sincerely,

#Norasshare #notesbynora

 

 

Kale & Whole Wheat Pasta Salad


Today I will be sharing a salad dish recipe that I came across , and turned out to be very fulfilling and tasty at the same time . It seems to be very rare that you get to like a healthy dish ! I’m a very huge fan of Kale and Pesto .

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g whole wheat pasta
  • 100g kale leaves
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 handful black olives
  • 20g fetta
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Fill 500 ml of boiled water into a large pan with a good pinch of salt , add the pasta and cook
  • Place a frying pan on a medium heat , add 1 tbsp olive il , slice the kale into 2cm strips and fry with seasoning , turning regularly until wilted and soft
  • Half the tomato ‘s and olives  into a bowl and crumble in the feta
  • Mix the pesto , lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl
  • Drain the pasta and return to the pan add the dressing and kale to the pasta and serve in pasta bowl
  • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to taste

 

voilà

SALAD

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did! 🙂

bon appétit

Nora

Friday’s Skin Ritual 


    Hello lovelies, My every Friday ritual is taking care of my skin especially the face , where you need to take extra care during sun exposure in the summer , my kind of skin is mixed (dry/oily) but my very favorite products : 

 To stay cool and refereshed : 

 1.Water ( drink lots and lots of it ! Never enough) to stay hydrated

 2. Vaseline ( Rosy Lips) great therapy for dry and cracked lips

 3.Goddess skin clay mask . Best mask if you are after baby skin radiance

 4.Beauty Rush by Victoria secret , Plumdrop body drink lotion to give you soft moisture boost!

 5.Clarifying lotion by Clinique , freshens and de-flakes dry skins

and don’t forget the sun block with a SPF 20  —- Remember to protect your skin from sun damage & burn

 Best Wishes, 

 #Norashare

Beauty Share 


 

   
 
I was given this Booklet by the Charlotte Tilbury Team in Selfridges , London ,  it’s really nice how this makeup artist came across all looks in all terms ie from the uptown look , rock chick , the dolce vita to the rebel. Great easy tips of transformations all shared. Exciting! 

Book an appointment on : 0207-318-3824 to have a quick easy makeover or shared tips .

So what was your favorite product from this makeup brand ?

My share : so far everything I bought 

  1. The eye kohl ( rockn roll)
  2. Magic Cream
  3. Filmstar bronze & glow 
  4. Wonder glow 
  5. Lipsticks ( lost cherry , red carpet red and Birkin brown)
  6. Ibiza beach stick       

Regards,

Nora