Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet

I love lipsticks that provide great color and keep my lips looking bright and feeling hydrated. Giorgio Armani and Influenster sent me two colors of the new Lip Magnet lipsticks and I am loving them so far. Lip Magnet is a liquid lipstick that glides on like a lip gloss and then gradually evaporates to provide a high intensity color that has such a smooth texture and feels weightless. It really does feel like second-skin when on! 

I received the colors in 400 "four hundred for all" and 505 "second-skin." The former is a neutral pink and the latter is a pretty red hue.

The Lip Magnet finish is about four times thinner than an alternative liquid lipcolor (40 to 10 micrometers) and can last up to 8 hours.

"On A Bad Day There's Always Lipstick" - Audrey Hepburn


Friday, November 18, 2016

Kitchen: Crepes with Cream & Berries

On my best mornings, I wake up a couple of hours before work to pray, read, do yoga, answer emails and prepare myself a nice breakfast that I can savor. I often rotate between oatmeal waffles, banana pancakes, and a bowl of oatmeal but every now and then turn to something more fancy with delicate and sweet crepes. I either fill or top the crepes with fresh fruit, jam, cream and/or chocolate. My crepe recipe is adapted from my Ladurée sweets cookbook. 

⅔ cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted 

½ cup heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar

Powdered sugar

Combine flour, sugar and eggs in a medium bowl. Add milk and melted butter and mix well. I used an electric hand mixer to obtain a smooth batter. Cook crepes in a buttered skillet on medium heat. I folded the crepes in half twice as they cooled. Top crepes with whipped cream and berries or your choice filling. For whipped cream, whip cream and sugar in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form. Dust crepes with powdered sugar and top with sweetened whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

RocksBox Jewelry

Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service where for $19/month, you receive 3 jewels to rent and wear. You can swap pieces throughout the month, keep any of the pieces you love at a discounted price, and cancel at any time. 

I recently collaborated with RocksBox to try out their service and was sent my first curated box of jewels at the start of November.  I've been incorporating them in my outfits and love each piece. I'll be trying out the jewelry subscription service for a few months and look forward to seeing where it goes! 

When you sign up with Rocksbox, you'll take a style quiz and can indicate what type of metal (gold, silver or both) that you like, which pieces you prefer (rings, bracelets, earrings, necklace or all), and more. Learn more about Rocksbox here and use code "fatimaibrahim27xoxo" to get your first month of baubles for free! 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Falling for Maroon

Since temperatures began to drop and Pumpkin Spice Lattes returned to coffeeshops everywhere, I've been gravitating to maroon pieces for the Fall season. Maroon with its deep hue looks warm and so inviting. Between the official beginning of fall and now, my wardrobe has easily gained no less than five new maroon pieces: a tunic sweater, a sleeveless turtle neck sweater, a light cardigan, a floral print blouse and a plain maroon blouse blouse. Just about any color pairs perfectly with maroon, making it a perfect color addition to your wardrobe. I often wear maroon with my go-to neutral faves. 

Maroon for Fall

On a cool day, I'll reach for a sweater to top off an outfit and layer on my fur vest or a light jacket. I purchased my own faux fur vest from Old Navy this season, but it sold out quickly! This one from H&M (above) is in the same color and also has pockets which I love! My go-to fall boots are these light brown booties which I can wear all day long from brunch to shopping to movie night. They're pictured above and are Lucky Brand. I've yet to scoop up my very own pair of OTK boots and have my eye on these beautiful ones from Stuart Weitzman. What staples are your go-to for Fall and which pieces do you have your eye on?