❤ Salma Mannan MUA ❤

Hey guys,

Alright people, I’m just going to put it out there, I love this girls work, shes totes awesome. Salma was actually the first person I asked about me writing a blog post on her work, this was July of this year (2013) but I fell ill which meant I didn’t do a lot on my blog, but I didn’t forget lol. When I asked her early November, she agreed straight away and I was soo happy!

Salma Mannan is a professional hair and make up artist who was qualified by the well known Lubna Rafiq, who has the UK’s leading training academy for make up artists =D Wow! That’ll explain her brilliant work eh? =P

I’ll post pictures of the different types of work Salma does, relating to all things BRIDAL, but she does other things too, including prom and party make up.

Okay I will start with my favourite’s, these were taken for the Asian Bride Magazine:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

Like seriously guys, I cannot fault her work one bit!

Alright I’ll try and put them under small heading so it’s easier on your eyes and I will try to put a mixture of proffessional photo shoots with models as well as un-edited pictures with real bride/clients.

Mendhi Look:

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

Soft cut crease, looks brilliant yet subtle

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Walima/Reception look:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Salma-Mannan-Make-Up-Artist/

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Traditional Bride:

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Ever wanted your dream traditional beauty makeover for your big day? Look no further!

Authentic & Traditional

Authentic & Traditional

REAL BRIDE

REAL BRIDE

Don’t forget your bridesmaids:

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? <3

Awww how cute do the grooms sisters look guys? ❤

After an entire day typing, it’s finally done!!! I can’t wait till Salma reads this post. If you do go over to her page, make sure you mention that we sent you there! 😉

Salma is a great sister and I’m sure you would love her company if you gave her the chance to give you a make over. Salma has had many many clients and so she is very experienced, so what are you waiting for people, go check her out 😉

Love yah guys,

 TJ 

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LIGHT – Michael Grant | Review

Hey guys!

This is a review on a book called LIGHT by Michael Grant, which is the last book in the GONE series.

LIGHT

These covers are awesome

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg – That is how I felt holding the book

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg – That is how I felt when I read the first page

WAHHHOMGWTHOMGOMGIMGOINGTODIEMYLIFEISOVERHOWCOULDYOUMICHAELGRANTOYUEVILEVILHUMANBEING- That is how I felt when a character who I loved, who I had so many similarities with, died. I loved her to bits, she was my favorite character of the whole series.

She died a hero. I love this series. It’s like the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It is equal in my love for the Harry Potter series. I just – wow I’m pretty much speechless.

I was so scared for how the book would end. I’ll admit it, a tiny part of me wanted the FAYZ to carry on forever, because I knew the moment the giant dome disspaered, these brave guys, heroes, would be seen as psychopaths. They would go through so much trouble trying to clear their name, and they would… Separate. The FAYZ isn’t the same without Sam,Astrid,Caine,Dekka,Edilio,Brianna,Lana,Orc,Duck,Howard,Penny… I know I’m listing people who are dead aswell, but that’s the point. When they died, I felt like a part of me, apart of the FAYZ had died aswell. And at the end of the book, they would go back to being normal. No lighthands. No gravity defiening powers. Ordinary, apart from the horrors and tragic stuff they had been through together.

The actual book was amazing. Gaia creeped me out >_< . I loved every aspect of the book, but I definitely wanted a few more ‘Aftermath’ chapters. It was way to short for me, after 6 books of these charcters sturggling to survive, no way was I happy for around 3 or 4 chapters on what was happeneing to them now.

They should totally have a FAYZ reunion, held in Perdido beach. Can you imagine?

‘OMG . I havent seen you since you tried to kill me for food!!’

‘You look amazing! Remember after that fight how we found some rats to eat?’

‘Oh yeah… So what do you do now?’

‘I’m an accountant’

See what I mean? It would be funny as hell. Anyway I’m going to go now and go over the what I did when Harry Potter finished.

1) DENIAL

2) Crying

3) Re- Reading all the books ( and crying some more)

4) Trying to get in contact with the author to beg for more books

5) Crying

6) Googling the FAYZ

7) Finding other people that are going through the same thing as you, and cry with them

8) Crying

9) Staring at thewall, wondering what to do with my life now that it is officially over

10) Cry

So as you can see I’m real busy right now… Adios duudes 😉

Tia xoxoxx

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❤ The Host – Stephenie Meyer | Book Review ❤

Hey Guys :’) ,

After I read the Twilight series I was literally scarred by reading such poorly written writing. It was very slow, and just boring to be honest. However most teen girls seemed to like it, so that was good for Stephenie. When I heard about The Host I was extremely wary about whether it was worth my time reading it, as it is pretty huge. It has been sitting in the library for two years for me to read it but I have always been put off. I mean on the cover it said ‘ Author of the bestseller Eclipse’… If that isn’t going to put you off reading a book; I don’t know what is. And it also had the really freaky eye thing on the cover…

The Host cover

See what I mean about the freaky eye??

HOWEVER – I finished The Host in around 12 hours. I started in the afternoon, carried on till at least 2 in the morning, woke up at 5 and finished it off :’). That was how awesome it was. And it is an extremely thick book, around 700 pages or more

Stephenie has created a dystopian world, full of imagination, so unique and just plainly awesome. Seriously, she should have written this under a pseudonym, loads of more people probably would’ve read it.

It was set in the future, and there was no physical fighting, no wars. No one ever got sad, or was even hurt verbally. Humans were generally much more peaceful, and trusted one another completely. Violence and crime were unheard of. Money wasn’t an issue anymore since it didn’t exist. You just walked into a shop, got what you wanted and bought it back to the counter, so the shop keeper, could tally up the things he needs to buy more off. Awesome, right?

Well… The main reason everything was going so smoothly in Earth is because the citizens weren’t human. Well they still were, but they all had something inside them. A soul, or as the humans called them, a parasite. They souls were very gentle and peaceful, which is why earth is a much better place. Every single human has a soul, controlling their body, actions and even speech.

Some humans however, are still trappped inside their own bodies. They cannot move for them self, and can only talk using their bodies sometimes, but they can communicate with the soul inside their head.

Humans are pretty much extinct, apart from rebel humans, living in hiding, determined not to go towards the same doomed fate as the rest of the world. Melanie, is one of those humans. But when she is snatched and her body is made host for Wanderers soul something… out of place happens. Different. And very frightening for Wanderer. Melanie is still alive, and she demands her presence to be heard.

This is not normal at all for souls and their hosts, and without realizing it Wanderer is on a journey looking for Jared and Jamie, Melanie’s little brother and the guy she was camping with.

The book really made me think of appearances, and just how much of our character they made up. I liked the whole concept of the ‘Souls’ and the different worlds in which they lived. Much more imaginative and cool than sparkling fairy vampires.

Tia x

Garden Full of Goodness [In Pictures]

Hello wonderful people,

We’ve had some great garden wonders this year and since our spring pictures went up a treat I thought I’d post some pictures for everyone to see. I’ll keep it short and simple, enjoy!

-TJ-

Spot the runner beans yum!

Spot the runner beans yum!

 

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RED!

RED!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

Cute flowers ready to form a bean bud!

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Last but not least

Last but not least

 

Pumpkin Patch - getting watered!

Pumpkin Patch – getting watered!

 

Baby Pumpkin

Baby Pumpkin

More baby pumpkins =)

More baby pumpkins =)

 

New tomatoes growing

New tomatoes growing

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Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Purple Tomatoes beginning to turn red!

Berries

Berries

Plums!

Plums!

 

Pears

Pears

More plums

More plums

Green Apples

Green Apples

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Red Apples

Red Apples

 

Red apples

Red apples

Red Apples

Red Apples

More Plums

More Plums

 

More berries

More berries

Coriander, well the last that's left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Coriander, well the last that’s left of it, sorry guys, these smell too great, mother and I got carried away!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Baby potatoes, forgot to take the big ones pics, and its raining!!!

Flowers!

Flowers!

 

More flowers

More flowers

Berry flowers!

Berry flowers!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

Last pic, sorry, phones memory is full! More pics soon!

 

 

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* M.U.A Collection *

MUA

MUA

I’ve been meaning to do this post ever since I got a few single eye shadows from MUA and realised what great products MUA sold for such a reasonable price. I have quite a collection now, unfortunately I have many many make up bags and couldn’t really gather all my eye shadows for pictures, but I can assure you every single one I’ve tried has been mega awesome!!

SHADE - 30 PEARL

SHADE – 30 PEARL

Please do take a look at our ‘Product Critique’ section for some previous reviews on certain products,

Link: https://milliondollarrock1.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/cheap-beauty-products-do-they-work-i-put-them-to-the-test/

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The best thing about make up is you never get bored of it, i have a tremendous amount of various brand make up palettes but even with the great amount of choice I always find myself picking up the ‘Undressed Palette’ which I’ve heard is a dupe for the Urban Decay ‘Naked Palette’ if you’ve tried the ‘Undress Me 2’ Palette, let me know in the comments section what you think of it! My favourite shades in this palette have got to be shade 1,2,3 and 5. They are my most used and also the ones that best suit my skin tone. I’ve almost hit pan on them, so I will be repurchasing it as soon as I get the chance. This palette is great for everyday make up uses, I even used it as part of my eid look, just use a dash of gold glitter with a neutral background and BAM!!! you have transformed into a diva!

Undressed Palette

Undressed Palette

My current favourite lip products by MUA are their power pouts, I’ve tried the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous and although I really like it, I find it difficult to splash out £8.99 on a lip product, however, I bought the MUA power Pouts for £3!!! It’s an unbeatable and unbelievable price for a product which practically does the same as Revlon. I also love the colour range, I only have two at the moment. The MUA counter in my town doesn’t sell everything and everytime I go, it’s either sold out or everything has been ripped up, tried and broken my….urm..I dunno, some crazyyy monster that clearly lives inside the MUA counter!!! Grrr…. (Please can we all unite in killing the monsters who do this….EVERYTIME!!!)

I keep meaning to buy more of these!

I keep meaning to buy more of these!

 

Can't go without mentioning that these lip liners are awesome, I also have the pink one with glitter in it, but I prefer the ones without, so I've given that one to my sister!

Can’t go without mentioning that these lip liners are awesome, I also have the pink one with glitter in it, but I prefer the ones without, so I’ve given that one to my sister!

So, even though, I have trouble gathering all my make up products, I hope you enjoyed looking at my collection, my room has just been vacuumed, ahhh missing the glitter, ahh well, maybe next time eh!! Glitter rocks! Oh yes, PLEASE MUA, SELL GLITTER/DAZZLE DUST POTS!! I really wannnnnnnnnt =)

 

Cheerio Till next time,

Peace on the streets Saan! Ooops hold up …Power to the Peaceful

TJ!!

(P.s I love Nyla and Bamboo)

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A Spring Garden

Hello Snowdrops!

Today me and my little brother went into the garden. It was still quite chilly even for spring, but we still managed to have fun. We played around with bubbles, and generally had a good time. We did some photography to show you guys how beautiful and new the world looks in spring. It was very inspriring as I’m currently writing a short story called Little Snowdrops, which I’ll tell you guys about soon. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

The Sky through the bare branches of our plum trees

The Sky through the bare branches of our plum trees

A Bubble on the Grass.

A Bubble on the Grass.

This picture has hundreds of birds in it flying above me at the time, you can hardly see them as they' re so high.

This picture has hundreds of birds in it flying above me at the time, you can hardly see them as they’ re so high.

Wow... So many birds, flying in circles. I couldn't indentify them because they were so high up.

Wow… So many birds, flying in circles. I couldn’t indentify them because they were so high up.

I love this picture bacause you can see the colours.

I love this picture because you can see the spectrum in the bubble, but also the bubbles see through. It’s really confusing!

More Beautiful Bubbles!

Another Beautiful Multi Coloured Bubble! Can you see the Pink, then the blue and green? And then yellow…

A Clump of Fragile Snowdrops

A Clump of Fragile Snowdrops

More Snowdrops

More Snowdrops

My Brother Blowing A Bubble - Perfect Timing Dontcha Think?

My Brother Blowing A Bubble – Perfect Timing Dontcha Think?

A Bubble Hiding I The Grass So That My Brother Wouldn't Pop Him.

A Bubble Hiding In The Grass So That My Brother Wouldn’t Pop Him. The bubble wasn’t very good at hiding. RIP Mr Bubble 😥

Chasing Bubbles - Run, Run as fast as you can!

Chasing Bubbles – Run, Run as fast as you can!

I hope you guys liked looking at these pictures. These were taken on a phone so there not as high quality as I would have liked. Howeverv my ucle is thinking of getting me my first camera so that is pretty exciting ^_^ !

Keep Warm This Freezing Spring,

Tia xoxoxoxo

Books to read this Winter

Hey Guys!
Today I’m going to help you find that perfect book to read this winter. I love reading in the winter because when it’s cold outside, your stuck inside the house. Thats when I like to sit next to the heater , curl up with some chocolate and get stuck inside a great book. But it can be hard to find a book you know you’ll enjoy so I’ve picked some of my favourites and some I can’t wait to read. I’ve also made sure there’s a variety of Genres so there’s guaranteed to be a book for everyone in the family.

1) The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Every year, 24 teenagers of the 12 Districtsof Panem are forced to try to kill each other. This is a gruesome punishment for the rebelling which happened against the cruel Capitol many years ago. The twist? Only one survives. When Katniss’s sister Prim is chosen, Katniss knows she will go in for her. Fight for her. If it comes to it even get killed for her because she cannot let her younger sister go through the pain. Fighting against teenage warriors that have trained all there lives, Katniss depends on her instincts to get back to District Twelve alive. But to do that she has to kill innocent teenagers, and she doesn’t know if she can do that. This book has romance, adventure and fantasy. A book that everyone can read, young or old.

2) Journey To The River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea

13 year old orphan Maia is sent away from England to distant relatives living in Brazil, in the Amazon Rainforest. Little does she know that her two cousins are looking for friendship, and her uncle and aunt didn’t want her for who she is but rather for the huge amount of money Maia brings with her. Then Maia meets Finn, the heir to a grand throne back in England. Finn however doesn’t want o go back and much prefers the wild forests of the Amazon, where his father ran way, many years ago. Maia doesn’t want to let go of Finn and when she is almost killed in a fire, she takes the opportunity to runaway to the tribe Finns mother was bought up in. This book features young love, true love ,adventure and reality. A wonderful book for any age.

3) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

When a man is caught in a storm he takes shelter in the dark sinister house of Wuthering Heights. He will never forget the house, which will haunt his dreams. he will learn Cathys story, of having to choose between her lover and an evil man that she grew up with. Of how her choice led to danger and death. How love can kill and torture people forever. A book of passion and romance. A classic full of surprise, wit and true love. This book is a must have for all full time romantics. It’s a true classic, one of my favourites. If you love stories full of passion, drama and love than this is the one you should borrow from the library.

4)Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth – Jeff Kinney

The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

Chuckle as Greg learns the truth of growing up, and giggle when he makes his mistakes. Greg tries to be the perfect teenager but trying to be cool has its consequences. Also in this book Gregs and Rowleys friendship is put to the test in there last year of middle school. Greg worries that he still has not hit his growth spurt yet whilst Rowley is already sporting a pimple.This book is utterly hilarious and easy to read. Its accompanied with funny comics that will make your insides tickle with laughter. The book is perfect for early readers and also readers that aren’t s keen. It’s my little brothers favourite, probably the only books he reads!

5) Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

The last book in the Twilight Saga, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh as well as cry. Bella is to marry Edward herVampire boyfriend. But Jacob her were wolf friend is in pain at the thought and longs for Bella to see the truth. And when Bella is soon pregnant the were wolves and vampires lives are quickly put into chaos. The baby is sucking the life out of Bella but still she doesn’t want to kill it. And will all the pain be worth it when they don’t even now if the baby is a monster or not? A novel full of mystery,love ,tears and laughter. You should definitely read this book if you enjoyed the movie.

6) Amy, Number Seven – Marilyn Kaye

Amy Number Seven

Amy Number Seven

Amy Candler is a perfect 12 year old. Literally. She does exceptionally well in everything, and has supernatural powers. She can hear, see and feel things stronger than the average human. When she has to research her past life, Amy learns about her dead fathers past and the secrets begin to unravel. She cannot remeber anything about her past, and a strange man is taking pictures if her, because Amy Candler is not the person she appears to be. This book is full of mystery and will keep you hooked until the last page. A book for all sci- fi lovers, a book for the whole family.

Because I don’t want this post to be boringly long, I’m also thinking of doing a part two, so watch out for that!

Take Care!

Tia xoxox