My Signature Hair

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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Warm Brown Makeup Tutorial

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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Faryal Makhdoom Wedding Makeup | Arabian Eyes

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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Glitter Navy Blue Tutorial | Eid Makeup

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Kendall Jenner Cannes 2016 Makeup

Happy Sunday from Dallas!

We’re away for the long weekend but a new makeup tutorial went up on my channel the day we left! Finally getting it on the blog with all the product deets! This is my take on one of Kendall Jenner’s gorgeous looks from Cannes this year. My friend Ariel did her makeup and he is such an incredible artist. We met about a year ago and its so amazing to see how far he’s come in such a short time – also, at such a young age! So inspirational.

This is one of my favorite video yet & I hope you guys love it too! What do we think about the new filming set up?!

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Managing Unwanted Hair w/ Completely Bare

Unwanted hair… the bane of my existence haha! Being South-Asian, managing unwanted hair has always been a full time job. I’ve done it all.. shaving, waxing, threading, laser, just everything. A couple weeks back I went in depth about my experience with laser hair removal and from all of the dialogue that came after it is beyond clear that I am not alone in my hair woes! Enter Completely Bare: an incredible brand with a large range of salon quality depilatory products – available at Ulta! They have different types of waxes, hair removal creams, bump smoothers, redness eliminators, and what I found most interesting: moisturizers that double as a hair inhibitor!

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Skin Care for Rough Spots

Having a history of horrible childhood eczema, I’ve tried practically every lotion on the market to soothe my uncomfortable skin. I used to get thick, bright red, itchy sore-like rashes on the insides of my elbows and knees. Although these have completely gone away since I cleared adolescence (thank goodness!!!), I still suffer from chronically dry skin. I hate getting wet because I have to fully lotion up afterwards or my “skin” will crawl, feel tight, and I will be visibly ashy. Of course my husband was blessed with the complete opposite skin, he never puts on lotion and the bottom of his foot seriously feels like my face LOL! If I don’t moisturize regularly, problem areas tend to pop up: dry, rough, flaky patches that need a little extra love & care. During our trip to Greece and Turkey last month we were on 8 planes within a week and a half and I came prepared for the dry plane-air with moisturizing paper masks for my face. What I didn’t think to pay extra attention to was my body and I was left with a few rough patches thirsty for moisture.

I came home to a package from AmLactin Skin Care with a variety of their products and I dove in right away. I change moisturizers often because it seems that as soon as I find something that works for me, it either gets reformulated or discontinued (so frustrating!); so I was more than ready to try something new! I’ve been lathering up with AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion & Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion for about three weeks now and my skin is so hydrated and more importantly.. Comfortable. The ashy, rough patches I mentioned earlier are no longer ashy, are supple and are starting to blend back in with the rest of my skin. If you take a look below, all that is left is a tiny bit of bumpiness which is smoothing out day by day. Summer is around the corner and the last thing anyone needs to feel self conscious about are tanktops!View Post

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Bipasha Basu Wedding Makeup

It’s Friday!!! *happy dance*

I am closing out the week today with one of my favorite tutorials ever! So many of you seem to think so as well ;) thank you for the buckets of love (& screenshots!) on Snapchat yesterday while I was filming this. I love when we can all share the excitement haha!

Bipasha Basu got married recently and her photos have been all over my twitter feed.. holy smokes she looked perfect!! It was only after admiring her traditional look that I realize I’ve never seen a famous Bengali bride before!! I wish I could rewind three years and do my wedding all over again. I kept catching myself going back to look at her photos so I thought I would do my best to recreate the look. Its my favorite yet & I hope you guys love it too!!! I wore it out to dinner last night without the eyebrow decoration and a lipstick change and it wore flawlessly with a matte brown lip too!

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Priyanka Chopra Vogue India Inspired Makeup

Hi loves! I was getting ready last week and was browsing the web for some makeup inspo. I came across Vogue India’s April cover with Priyanka Chopra and just fell in love with everything! Her makeup, hair, styling – she looked perfect! She never goes overboard with her makeup and always has a natural, fresh glam. I wanted to try out some of my new eye products and they were perfect for this look! Pur Cosmetics’ Eye Polish in Cashmere & Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette in Rust – love love love them both! Let me know what you think!

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