Happy Fri-yay! You know when you get a bunch of new stuff and you’re dying to wear it all at once?! I bought this Adidas tracksuit and Céline sunnies while I was in Singapore earlier this month. I’ve been sporting my new shades but LA has been way too hot lately to even think about wearing my tracksuit. I decided to tough it out the other day because it’s just too cute and screams summer! Plus, my new Chanel backpack from Trendlee matches just a little too perfectly! Although there’s a certain sense of excitement when purchasing designer goods at the boutique, sometimes the prices (as they increase every year!) are just a little too ridiculous to justify. That’s where Trendlee comes in! They are a high end pre-loved handbag reseller – highly curated and specialize in luxury brands like Hermes, Chanel, Céline, etc. They take quality and authenticity very seriously and it is always guaranteed! I swear this backpack looks brand spankin’ new. I don’t see a single scratch on it and it’s lambskin which usually is pretty delicate.

I hope you love the look! Don’t forget to check out your designer lust-list at Trendlee.com & you can enjoy 5% off with coupon code IRENESARAH.

I kept my makeup super simple and it wore really pretty! I have outfit and makeup details at the bottom of this post! xo

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Finally! My Santorini travel vlog is done! I feel like I dragged my feet with it for months and then these past 5 days or so I worked on it around the clock – from the moment I woke up until 4am every night. I am really happy with how it turned out & hope you love it too! If you’re looking for tips please check out my written Santorini Travel Guide; I also have a review of the hotel we stayed at in Oia – Andronis Luxury Suites.… View Post

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I always strayed away from traditional nail polish on my hands because I always felt that it would start chipping almost immediately. For me, a manicure never lasted more than a day or two so I always gravitated towards acrylics and gel manicures all throughout my 20s. I love doing my nails myself when I have some downtime and I’ve been on the hunt for a polish that stays on and looks fresh for days. In comes Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel and even better… Revlon’s incredible Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat™! This product is not only easy to apply with it’s wider brush, but also longwearing and shiny!View Post

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Happy Saturday, I hope your weekend is off to a beautiful start!

We all have our favorite steps when it comes to doing our makeup, mine has always been my actual face. I always wish I could just do my face and have someone else do my eyes and lips. I love color correcting, highlighting, & contouring – just really sculpting and defining the face. The most important step is foundation, if its off, it’ll throw the rest of it off and you’ll probably end up with “ghost face” in photos. Worry not, we’ve all been there but with a few easy tips hopefully it’ll make it simpler to find your perfect match!… View Post

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Happy Throwback Thursday!

I spent a couple weeks in Bali last month and it might sound silly but I was so proud of my Instagram feed! I know, some of you blogging-veterans (or fans of said veterans) are probably chuckling thinking well, that’s cute – but hear me out!! Drool-worthy feeds are not easy to curate even with a photographer/IG-husband in tow – not that I have either of those things! I was stressed before embarking on this solo-trip because I knew I would have to create everything myself. I mentally rallied and was up for the challenge. I was already heading to Bali to learn front-end web development @ Institute of Code so why not also push my photography/selfie skills to the next level too? I just love how everything turned out and I’m so excited to get started on my full travel-diary and vlogs soon. In the meantime.. here’s a little sneak peek! Check out the full post to take a look back at my Bali feed. #tbt

Cameras used:

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter | Canon 5D Mark III | Sony a5100 | DJI Osmo

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A belated Eid Mubarak to everyone that celebrated last week! With all of the tragedies happening around the world, especially during the last 10 days of Ramadan, it’s been a very difficult time for the global community. Celebrating while so many people are suffering left me feeling so guilty about even thinking about what to wear or what makeup look to do for Eid. I did realize though that stopping life isn’t productive for anyone. It doesn’t relieve the hardship or pain endured by the less fortunate; however, giving back is a start. Charity is rewarded tenfold during Ramadan but we shouldn’t forget to be generous the rest of the year. We have a little Muslim community going here in LA (alhamdulilah!) and the husbands were brainstorming different charities for us to donate to as a squad. For me at least, it’s hard to figure out what is legit and who is honest so I’m so happy that the husbands took it upon themselves to do the brunt work that is.. research! If you are interested here are some foundations that Waseem & I have donated or are donating to!

I encourage you all to leave some more suggestions in the comments section – it would be so helpful to me and I’m sure to others as well!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the makeup tutorial! xo
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Hello from Bali!

It’s mid-day here in Bali and we’re taking a little break from class so I wanted to share my hair styling routine with my blog-fam! Sorry I’ve been so MIA, things got extremely overwhelming before leaving for my trip and it was a serioussss struggle — topped that stress off with 35 hours of travel, yikes! I’m all relaxed now at our gorgeous rice paddy-front villa and here with some posts! I get tons of requests for a tutorial on how I style my signature waves & TBH most of my hair tutorials are this style but I thought I would film something all inclusive. I’ll be showing you how I take my hair from damp to blow dried to curled. I don’t always blow-dry my hair before using a wand but I prefer to as the resulting style is much more soft this way — it all comes down to how much time I have!

Enjoy!

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TGIF!!! I could not be more happy that the week is over! I wore this Brown Makeup look to the Billboard Music Awards last month and got such an incredible response to it! It’s honestly my fail-free go-to look and I wore it out the whole weekend Waseem & I were in Vegas for the awards. It always turns out perfect (yay neutral colors!) and is always super flattering on my complexion. I got such a huge response on snapchat that I had to recreate it for you guys! What’s great is that the key color products (eyeshadow & liquid lip) are incredibly affordable! I’m wearing the Morphe 35o Matte Palette on my eyes and Colourpop x Karrueche “Kae” Liquid Lip. The 35o Palettes are always sold out but I’m excited to tell you that all of them are currently in stock! — Regular, Mattes, Shimmers, & even the Bundle! As always you can enjoy a discount with coupon code IRENE. Enjoy the tutorial & let me know if you recreate it!

My hat & dress are from Fashion Nova. (get 15% off with code Irenexo)

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Hi girls!! I have been neglecting my blog-fam so much these past couple weeks. I can’t even express how chaotic things have been. As a content-creator, being busy is always an incredible thing but I think I need to take a step back and slow down a bit once I close my projects out this week.

Now that I’m done crying (lol!!), I have a new tutorial up today!!! I received this gorgeous lehenga from India Boulevard and was searching for a great Desi-bridal look to wear with it. After reaching out to you guys on snapchat, I got a ton of requests for Faryal Makhdoom’s wedding makeup! I have been itching to re-create her makeup for literally three years now and I’m so excited that I finally pulled the trigger because it was so fun to do! I haven’t worn a heavy liquid liner on my lower lashline since college so to see it on my face with my updated makeup skills was interesting! I can’t believe I used to always wear my eyeliner like this (with worse application of course lol). I’ve received such an outpour of love via social media ever since I shared photos of this look over the weekend and I just have to say thank you before we get on to the tutorial!! I’ve really been enjoying myself creating videos lately and its you that makes it so fun and rewarding. Thank you for your love and support, always! Now on with the tutorial – let me know what you think!

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