Anfas Collection by Asim-al-qassim

You all know I love going to events. And I love them even more after being at home 24/7. Honestly being a house wife is the toughest job on this planet. And after this tough job these events make me feel breathe and fresh.

In Ramadan I got a chance to attend an event happened in Dubai Festival City at Beautique.This is first time when I attended any perfume launch.

Very famous Emirati architect plus perfumer Asim Al Qassim launched his new collection name Anfas (The essence of Arabian home) . I loved the whole idea and the collection is based on 6 exotic perfumes.

In this post I will share the event details and in next post will be about our goodie bag.

Our launch venue

No they are not Paan , they are chocolates ❤❤

Ok, so I said it was ramadan and it was 27th night and all I wanted to get free early so that I can come home on time for my prayers. And since in ramadan all events happened after Iftar it takes a lot of time. But I was so glad we got free right on time. The event timings was 9:30 pm we reached at 10:00 pm and got free by 11:00 am.

Asim-al-Qassim telling us  about his collection

The Anfas team made us test and smell all the 6 perfumes during Asim was explaining each of them , and this was such a great experience smelling them along with the background of each fragrance .

A little chit chat session with the great entrepreneur

He was sweet to tell me that he really hope we like these fragrances as he has put a lot of efforts in it. And he told me that he will be giving one of out of these 6 as a gift. ( Sweet na )

Now let’s see the names below .

1.  Shaghaf– it has a hint of ginger and cinnamon. Now I love the combo of these two but this has something else too which I can’t identify.

2.    Sa’adah– it has fruity plus woody combo. Or I should say it’s like a combo of citrus fruit and wood.

3.   Samaha– this is my fav, it is completely floral but not over powering  . I am not a big fan of only floral smell but this one is amazing I swear.

4.   Salam– ok so amber is easy to identify , it has definitely amber with jasmine in it.

5.   Rahaba– this is my second fav, I cannot figure out exactly what it has but I could smell amber with some sweet flavor.

6.  Mahabah– It has floral plus vanilla. If you are a fond of vanilla fragrance then you will love it.

All these perfumes have amazing packaging which I will share in my next post. And the price of each bottle is 850 aed. I know it’s a lot but we all know perfumes are pretty expensive.

Ok, so now until next post  comment below and make a guess which perfume I would have got in goodie bag.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting with Mario Dedivanovic

Ever since I got to know that THE GREAT MARIO is coming to Dubai for his masterclass along with DROP DEAD GORGEOUS KIM KARDASHIAN , I wanted to get myself enrolled in it until I found out the fees. The fees made me cry and I got so disappointed and dishearted because 1700$ was something I couldn’t afford for 1 class. Anyways I made up my mind and convinced myself that In sha ALLAH I will get this chance in future.This happened in August 2016 and his class was then schdeuled for October, but suddenly the class got postponed to January 13th. I again started thinking wishing if I could meet him for once.

Anyways a day before his masterclass my whole snapchat family was posting about how they are excited to attend his class , yes almost my whole snapchat family was here in Dubai for the class. I felt so bad cox I wished ‘kash maine bhi class book ki hoti’ ‘mai dubai reh kar bhi ni ja sakti’. And then this sadness prolong when I saw people sharing LIVE coverage direct from the class. It was Friday and my husband was away for Jummah Prayer and I was home literally crying *sigh*. I actually cried and was so sad that I couldn’t enjoy the delicious food my husband brought for lunch after namaz. Half day was passed when I saw that on 14th January, the very next day Mario will have Q/A session DSF at Beauty District in Dubai Mall and then he will have a meet and greet session at Sephora where he will sign his Makeup by Mario Palette which is a collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills.

I was still sad but was hoping to get this chance cox I knew there will a huge public there at Dubai Mall too.

I was excited but more than I was conscious about reaching mall before time cox I didn’t want to miss both the sessions. I kept thinking what should I wear.

All set to go
All set to gol

 

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Shirt : Aeropostale

Jeans:Forever21

Shoes: Aldo

Necklace: Mirina Collection

Stole: Pashmina

I reached mall 10 minutes before the event has to started, I got nervous and I literally ran towards the beauty district booth and the moment I reach there I was asked if I was invited . I got confused but I said yes, the girl then asked me my name and I was like ‘ab tu mai gayee’ cox there was no specific invite and the event was for all.But guess what there was my name in the list. She gave me the access card and I ran, the moment I reached He entered the stage and I was like phewww .

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Q/A session at Beauty District
Q/A session at Beauty District

I never realized this card has a meaning and after the session was ending the host of the event said that people having access card can come and have a selfie with him. I was like shooot what , I couldn’t find the way to go inside where people with cards were actually sitting cox the sitting area was not open for everyone. Like if I knew I could also get a seat for whole session. Anyways, I ran towards the entrance and tried finding out the girl who gave me the card but she was not there so I asked another guy to help me getting in. The guy said I should ask the organizer and after asking where they are I again ran towards them and asked the girl sitting there to take me in. She nodded and couldn’t say a word cox she was eating something. I was like please be quick cox the selfie session is started, she smiled and held my hand and took me straight inside. I was so so so thankful to her that I have no words. Selfie session was started and the organizers were asking people not to waste time by taking selfie cox professional photographers were taking the pictures. And I listened to them and I didn’t use my phone which I regretted cox everyone was taking pictures/snap. The organizer said I will get the picture but I still didn’t get the picture. I was still happy cox I managed to take selfie from far.

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Then it was time to run Sephora… And when I went,there was a line too .. but I was glad I was not that behind. And then we all started waiting for Mario to enter Sephora…

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This time I thought I am going to take the selfie ‘chahay kuch b ho jaye’ and luckily I bought the palette too so I knew I will also get his sign. When my turn came the girl there said to keep the phone aside cox we are giving print outs of the picture right away… Look that’s why I like Sephora

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Finally , I got the chance to meet him again and talk to him for a while again. And yes, he is the SWEETEST PERSON. like no attitude at all. After getting a picture plus his sign on my palette I collected the print out right away…

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Inspite of the fact that I couldn’t attend his master class , I was damn happy to meet him twice. Talked to him twice, got picture with him twice , and yes got palette signed by him *MA SHA ALLAH* . People who attended his class surely must have learned amazing techniques and they are for sure very lucky. I learned few tips when he the host was asking to him few makeup tips in Q/A session. One of the tip he gave for flawless skin, I have tried and I absolutely LOVED it . The best part this tip is best for dry skin like me..

Do you guys really want to read what tip it is?? if yes then do comment below !!

My Life’s current status

So , today its about a quick update of my current life situation. When last I was blogging I was a working independent woman and today I am still working but as a HOUSE WIFE.

I didn’t  started working here in UAE  though I was working with my Pakistan’s company from home  but then in July it got finished too.

Since then I have like 100 of professional plans and only few are in process with a very slow progress. I guess some people needs more effort I guess and yes it’s all about time. And yes I guess Allah wants some people to pray hardest to get what they want !!

Anyways currently I am active on my Instagram where I post makeup looks everyday. I don’t have anyone to try on makeup so I do on my own face and that’s a stress releaser for me. Second I am on Snapchat as well which is all about being random. I share my life there which includes everything from cooking to cleaning , but only when I feel like . After being pulled down so many times I am still posting what I like though I stopped in middle 😂 LMAO

Then I have made a comeback to my makeup selling business with a new name name NB Lounge. Where I just not sell makeup but  everything from Beauty , Accessories, Clothing and Household. I take orders on my Facebook business page and man I really need to learn business techniques because the point where I want to reach seems like it will accomplished in next life as per the speed. Is there anyone who can provide me with some tried and tested tips ??? 

And last but not the least my blog page on Facebook which gets audience because of my Instagram looks.

I want to start working, start earning like LITERALLY EARNING and still looking for some opputunities and I want everyone to please pray for me that I meet all my targets in 2017

Btw , next post will be about 2017 Goals and Target. 

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Come Back Post

I know its been ages since I have written any thing and I swear I can’t even type lol.. Anyways today out of nowhere literally just like that I felt to sit and write something on my DEAD blog and it actually looks like bringing a dead from the grave. And I swear everything looks so outdated here like blog theme, pictures, writing style and what not and I really need to change everything but besides all this, those who know me and were my actual followers know that I was alive on my other social media accounts like Instagram , Facebook and Snapchat so I don’t think I have to dig into all the details regarding where I was but yes I  can write about WHY I was away.

A year back when I moved to Dubai my life was not the same, I mean  whole new life with new responsibilities you know !! Managing house , groceries , daily cooking, laundry, cleaning and what not and honestly that was a lot for me and the MAIN part sitting home 24/7 and sometimes literally 7 days a week. I know this sounds like I had a lot of time to write and focus on blog life but seriously I felt like a changed person. I was not into makeup , no shopping, no friends, no family , no exciting routine and an empty house lol and this actually made me lazy.

Initial days here in Dubai was tough and boring and dull and nothing exciting as I said . We had no car and all we used to do was going to watch movie in a cab on a weekend. I couldn’t walk much at that cox i was expecting (which got finished in later months, not really want to talk about the details for now) . Anyways to some up everything I was lacking motivation and did not want to start everything from scratch and wait for the response in a whole new country.( ya, you can say I was running away)

With all this let me fast forward to today’s date . I am alhumdullilah very happy being in DUBAI and today I really love it. this place is so lively ma sha ALLAH and yes we can enjoy all the halal food here yay. And those who followed me they know how I got busy with guests every month.Yes, it can be a whole separate post lol

With all this QUICK recap of my life I think I should wrap this post cox I don’t want to bore any one but now I’m thinking to write frequently literally about everything from A to Z..

So what do you think guys ?? should I??? Do give me your feedback and suggestions how to bring LIFE to this BLOG of MINE