Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Office Desk Essentials

Hey everyone,
I got my first office job this year (yay) but it's been such a different kind of adjustment for me. There are some things I realized I always need to have with me when I'm at work.

  1. The first one - tea bags & keurig cups. I keep these in my desk at all times. I'm usually running late and don't always have time to make coffee or tea before work. Pro tip: leave a travel mug at your desk so you can always wash it out & re-use it.
  2. Hand Sanitizer - I eat a lot at my desk so to avoid getting up every minute, I have have these.
  3. Mints - If you know me you know I love garlic & onions lol - I always keep mints hand.
  4. Post its & journal - for work notes or personal notes. I jot down my thoughts through the day.
  5. Fan - Ever since I bought a fan I've been cold, but It gets humid once it gets warmer. I actually found mine at the dollar store but you can buy them on amazon for about 12 dollars.
  6. Snacks on snacks on snacks - I try and pack heathy ones like granola bars or fruit. Granola bars are great because you can leave a pack at your desk for the week.
  7. Chapstick- I feel like the air in the office can be so dry? I keep one at my desk for whenever I need it.
  8. Water bottle - this one should go without saying! Try and drink as much water as I can daily.
  9. Hair ties & clips - Something I'm always loosing and always need. I try to keep a couple at the desk.
  10. Tissues! Again, I feel like dry air always makes me sneeze. Also in case you ever spill anything (I know I do).
  11. Sanitizing wipes - Seems to me that someone is always sick in the office. To keep your space clean, I recommend picking some up.
  12. Lotion - You never know when you will need it. 
Interesting enough, you can find a lot of these items at the dollar store. I love going to dollar tree for napkins, hand sanitizer, mints, hair ties, etc.  I also choose to sometimes buy them in bulk on Amazon.

Hope this helps! What is your #1 essential you leave at the desk?


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

23 facts about me

23 Facts about me

Since it's my birthday, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you all a little more about me.

1. I was born and raised in Chicago. I love this city so much and honestly can't imagine living anywhere else. Winters are hard but the summers are amazing.

2. My parents are from Palestine. We definitely keep the culture alive with our language and love for the food. I'm very proud of where we have come from and pray for peace in Palestine.

3.My lisp and my body were things I always got made fun of when I was younger. Now I don't even notice my lisp and most people compliment it. My weight is something I used to struggle with but I embrace now that my body is just curvier and that's ok.

4. I studied marketing in college and I work in marketing right now! The field is awesome and I hope to get more into fashion based marketing in the coming years.

5. I am a middle child! I have two older sister and two younger brothers and we all still I've together. I honestly love living at home and with all of them. It can be chaotic but you get used to it.

6. I have a shoe obsession. Shoes are my favorite thing to buy & splurge on! We all have our vices.

7. One of my biggest dreams is to be my own boss one day.  I get so inspired listening to how people made their start up companies and I have hopes that I'll be able to do the same in the future.

8. I am a creature of habit and I could probably eat the same food everyday and never get sick of it.

9. On the opposite note though, I love going out to eat! I look up places all the time that I want to try. I love trying new food but there are some things I'm just not into (like seafood).

10.  I used to hate wearing glasses when I was younger, but now that I'm older I can't stop wearing them.

11. I used to be tumblr famous. Remember when tumblr was a thing? Lol I still have so many followers on there but I feel like it's so dead

12. I'm really good at saving money. It might not look like it from all the shopping I do, but I try to save 60-70% a paycheck. If you guys would be interested in a post about saving, please let me know!

13.  I have had long hair all my life! I got the urge this year to chop my hair, but don't think I have enough confidence to do it yet.

14. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough.

15.  I hate buying anything full price. It has to be $30 dollars or else I will wait for a sale. Everything goes on sale eventually and anything worth having is worth the wait.

16.  I worked retail for soooo many years. It really taught me a lot about my personal style & how to find deals.

17. I have a cat named Coco. She doesn't like me very much and we honestly don't get along even though I wish we did.

18.  One of my goals for this year is to make a youtube channel! Coming soon hopefully

19.   I had braces for 4 years of my life and somehow I still feel like my teeth aren't straight enough! Lol

20. I'm honestly such a silly/goofy person but I don't show that on the internet. I don't want to scare you guys away (I'm serious lol) I'm definitely the funny one in the family.

21.  I have learned over the years that I am more of a talker than a listener and I'm trying to reverse that.

22. My favorite drink of choice is the salted caramel latte with almond milk at three arts cafe.

23. Not a glamorous fact but this year I discovered I have plantar fasciitis. It's a foot problem that stemmed from all my years of retail in shoes that weren't supportive.

Hope you guys enjoyed learning a little piece of my life! Cheers to 23.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is right around the corner! This time of year always flys by for some reason. I rounded up some items I have my eye on and haven't purchased (yet).

1- IFLY Luggage - If you have been following along, you know I am taking a trip soon (eek so excited!) This carry on is so chic and I hear so many good things about this brand.

2. L'amour Sweatshirt - This looks like a frame sweater but for so much less! Love this for a weekend casual look.

3.  Briogeo Don't despair repair hair mask -I have a leave in conditioner from them that I love and I love that this brand is vegan.

4.Summer Fridays  Overtime Mask - This brand gets so much 'hype' on instagram. Would love to try this mask out.

5. Prada Pointy Toe Flat - These have to be the most comfortable flats I own! Would love to add nude to my collection.

6. High waisted denim skirt - Love the subtle rips on this skirt and that it is high waisted.

7. Neon Dress - This neon dress is a perfect way to try the neon trend that's happening. There are so many ways to style this!

So excited for my birthday!  What's on your wishlist?


Friday, March 22, 2019

My top 4 serums and why I use them

Hi Ladies,

I don't know about you all, but I did not start using serums until the end of last year. Sometimes I get so lost in the beauty world because there are SO many options and it can be really hard to find what's right for you. I did some of my own research and have been testing out a couple serums. Here is what I used, why I like it & if I recommend them or not.

What should I use a serum? They are packed with active ingredients that can absorb into your skin quickly. They can also penetrate skin deeper better than your moisturizer can.

Personally, I suffer from hormonal acne and because of that I have a LOT of acne scars. What I want my serums to do is help with uneven skin tone balance, acne scars, and help brighten my skin. When searching for a moisturizer, that is what I look for.

PRO TIP: Put a serum on first, you can layer them but give them time to absorb into your skin. Make sure you put on a moisturizer as a last step, think of it as a barrier to lock in your serums.

Now that we have a basic understanding of what serums are and how helpful we can be, I will be sharing the ones that have been making a difference for my skin.

1. Eminence 8 Greens Youth Serum - The active ingredients in this serum are meant to tighten and brighten skin. This product is organic and amazing! I definitely recommend this one.

2. Free Girl Skin Care Serum - This is a plant based serum that with aloe vera that calms skin irritations. This is great for my sensitive skin because it is soo soothing. I love their brand mission and would definitely recommend this purchase.

3. Derma-E Vitamin C concentrated Serum -  This serum is meant for brightening your skin tone and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C is a great serum to have in your daily routine and I use this one every morning!  The price point of this one is great and I would definitely recommend it.

4. Murad Environmental Shield Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening - This item has huge claims but it lives up to them! This product says that you will see difference in your skin in just one week. I use this product nightly and I really do see a difference. The consistency is a little sticker but your skin will absorb it fast. This one is really good for hyper pigmentation and age spots. I will definitely repurchase this product.

The thing I love about serums is that you can layer them, you just have to give them time to dry. In the morning I usually use the Free Girl Serum and The Vitamin C, and in the night I use Murad and Eminence. This is what I find works for me and helps my skin.

I hope you guys found this post helpful and you learned something! What is your favorite serum?


Monday, March 11, 2019

Feb Favorites

Hi ladies,
February went by so fast and I can't believe it's already March. This winter has been dragging and I'm craving more warmer weather fashion. These are some products that got me through the winter and made it a bit brighter.

1. Mac Turquatic Fragrance  - So let me just start off by saying I am very picky with my fragrances. I smelled this on a coworker and had to get it. To me it just smells very fresh and clean! It's a great price point for 57!

2. Hair Scarves - I can't get enough of these! They are so fun and feminine and there are so many ways to wear them! They are also a great price and a big trend for the upcoming season.

3. Marc Fisher Snakeskin boots - You guys were as obsessed with these as I am! So many of you bought them and I'm so happy. They live up to the hype - comfortable, cute, stylish & amazing!! A must have.

4. Bondi Sands Self Tanner - One of the main reasons I never did self tanning was because I could not find a formal I liked. This formula, scent, everything is amazing. The way it applies is so smooth, but I would definitely grab the mitt to help with that!

5.Forever 21 backpack bag - Ok so this bag is the closest I am getting to palm springs LV bag. It is so cute and edgy. I'm usually not a small purse person, but I just totally love this bag. Definitely something different. I also have stolen it from my sister (it was her bday present...oops) but I couldn't resist.

6. Rebecca Minkoff Watch - I am such a watch person and I was stunned that I never had gotten a leather band watch. The tan strap is gorgeous and I love the gold details. The price point is great too at $125

Hope you ladies enjoy!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring Trends Report 2019

Who is craving warmer weather? I'm just waiting to be able to wear all my skirts, dresses & neutrals! There are some adorable trends popping up that I wanna share with y'all. 

  • Slip on Espadrilles - I will start with espadrilles - these are in trend every season and it's kinda sorta my favorite type of shoe. I just think the woven bottom is so feminine and fresh. I featured two types for you all in this post. I posted a slip on, which looks EXACTLY like the Chanel ones I have always wanted except with a smaller price tag. 

  •  Black Wedge by Vince Camuto - The other espadrille is a classic wedge by vince camuto. I snagged these when they were being price matched because I know I'll wear a classic black wedge with all my summer dresses! Vince camuto shoes are also always so comfy. 

  • Circus by Sam Edelman Mule - The last shoe I posted is this sam edelman slip in mule - I love a shoe like this for an effortless look. Slip these on instead of fast sandals and it will elevate your whole look!


  • Straw Bag -There are three bag trends that are definitely in style for spring. The first one is the straw bag trend, which was in last year as well. I personally love the trend but you have to find the right bag. I got a new one this year from mango because I love the gold detail on the handles and chain. It gives it a fancier feel. 

  • Clear/Translucent bag - I just got this in the mail! It's this clear/translucent style that is all over insta. People have been putting cute things in their bag (like a printed makeup bag ) to add some fun and dimension into your purse.
  • Chanel Dupe from Amazon - Lastly, I love a classic looking bag. This bag is a Chanel Dupe for 32 and the quality is amazing! I am so excited to use this all season. 


  • Scarf  I bought this scarf to add to bags or put in my hair. This 'chain' print is coming back. I recall that my mother had a shirt in this print when I was a chid and I'm very fond of it. This scarf is a good way to try the trend out and see how I like it!

  • Gold Earrings -  These earrings are such a statement and I have seen them everywhere all over instagram. I wanted to try this out and price was right on theses so I snagged them. I will say they are a little heavy but the style is just so cute that it is worth it. 

Hope you guys have enjoyed a glimpse of what I'm shopping for the in the spring! Would love to know what you think of the new trends.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Recent Purchases!

Hi guys!
here is items & sizing details on my recent purchases:

As always, check out my amazon page for all the best finds and my like to know it to shop my daily looks.