THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED UNTIL NOW – MY CURRENT OBSESSIONS (1ST EDITION)
Welcome back to my blog guys!
I’ve been getting the sweetest messages about my current insta stories, its literally crazy to me! But so many of you have been asking me questions on where I’ve purchased a few products I consistently show in my Instagram stories so I thought I’d list them all here with mini reviews to help you guys out! I think I want to start doing these once a month, like my monthly favourites so please let me know if you liked this post and I will happily do more!
The Tea Pot That Changed My Green Tea Game
Purchase Here: Loose Leaf Tea Infuser
If you’ve been following me for a while or know me well enough, you will know I am the biggest green tea fan. I drink it so often, and ever since I bought this teapot- I can genuinely say its changed my life LOOOL I know thats a bit extra coz girl its just tea, but I swear to you this teapot is magical.
If you haven’t seen the video where I demonstrate how I use it, click here.
Its basically a tea pot that infuses loose tea leaves with water, you then drop the teapot onto your mug and literally like magic, the tea pours into it leaving all the loose tea leaves behind and giving you a perfectly brewed cup of tea. It sounds sad, but I’m telling you its genius. I ADORE MINE. I use mine with green tea, but you can use it with any loose tea leaves you have.
Another fav way of using mine (if you aren’t into caffeine but you love a warm relaxing drink at night) is brewing fresh mint leaves ( I use a lot because I love it strong) with hot water. It is so so yummy!
The Book That Transformed My Entire Outlook On Life & Made Me A Better Person
Purchase Here: Reclaim Your Heart By Yasmin Mogahed
I cannot even put into words what this book has done for me, and how it has changed my life. If you are someone who gets easily anxious about life (me), someone who is going through a difficult time right now or someone who needs a push to believe in themselves then THIS is the book for you. Even if none of those scenarios I mentioned are you, you still need this book.
I am someone who suffers from terrible anxiety, and I swear to you ever since getting this book my anxiety (Alhamdulillah) has gotten SO SO much better. Its changed me as a person. Its changed the way I perceive pain, struggles and hardships. I get asked a lot how I’m such a positive person – THIS BOOK. This book is the reason.
Reclaim your heart is a book that teaches you how to find yourself again. It teaches you to believe in Allah (swt) no matter what the circumstance and it teaches you how to achieve inner peace and tranquility. Its a book about redemption, hope and renewal.
This book literally speaks to your soul. It uses references from Quran and Hadith throughout, and if you are a muslim woman I HIGHLY highly encourage you to read this. You will not regret it.
The Natural Butter That Made Me Question Coconut Oils Existence
Purchase here: Shea Butter – 100g
Purchase here: Shea Butter – 250g
Purchase here: Shea Butter – 500g (The One I Bought)
Shea Butter. I can’t even. Never in my life did I think something would replace the love I have for coconut oil. Coconut has always been my bae. My main chick. My ride or die. If I had a problem, gurllll coconut oil was there to save me. But damn, coconut oil I’ve cheated on you. I’ve cheated on you hard. You the sidechick now, theres a new main in town and her names Shea. Shea butter.
So heres the story. The gorgeous beauties @thecakedfaceblog and @rehmabeauty (follow them on Instagram, they are so sweet) told me all about shea butter and fuelled me to buy it and omg I am so glad I did. If you watched my insta story a few days back, you will know that I have a small patch of eczema on my arm that I have been trying to shift for YEARS. I applied shea butter to it overnight and it was around 80% healed in the morning. OVERNIGHT. ONE NIGHT. I’ve spent years trying to get rid of it!
- Shea butter has so many amazing properties and is incredible for dry patches on your skin.
- I’ve been wearing it under my liquid lipstick and it makes my lips so sooooo smooth!
- I’ve been applying it my eyelashes at night, and mascara is a dream to apply in the morning.
- I’ve even been applying it to my eyebrows as its meant to really help them grow.
- Its an incredible eye cream for prepping before concealer, really hydrates and smooths that delicate under eye area.
- GURL I’ve even made a body butter out of it which I’m beyond obsessed with – check out my insta post on it here.
The list is endless. #coconutoilwho?
The Diffuser That I Can’t Sleep Without
Purchase here: Pro Breeze Aroma Diffuser Humidifier with 7 LED Colours
My Diffuser. The product you are all probably sick of hearing about and seeing on my insta story because I mention it like every other day LMAO. Its my favourite.
If you’re unsure what a diffuser is, its basically a machine that vaporises water with essential oils to create a fragranced mist in your room. You can use any essential oils you like, and it creates the most beautiful perfect mist that just makes your room smell incredible and totally relaxes you.
Its my favourite way to unwind at night and relax, it totally eases my mind and you need it in your life, trust me.
This particular model is relatively inexpensive and quite small, yet it works incredibly. I have quite a large room, and it manages to disperse the fragrance perfectly. Its got a colour changing LED light, so it doubles as a night light too – and it also has an automatic timer so once the water in it has run out, it turns off. Perfect for night time.
I like to purchase my essential oils from Holland and Barratts, or The Body Shop. You literally fill the diffuser with water from the tap, add a few drops of essential oil – pop the lid on and its done. Essential oils have so many fascinating properties and can really help ease your mind. If you’ve never researched aromatherapy, I highly suggest you do. I would give this product a million stars if I could, its that good. Faff free, and just perfect.
The Liquid Lipstick Holder I Am Forever Getting Questions On
I cannot tell you how many people have asked me where my liquid lipstick holder is from. This has to be one of my favourite pieces on my vanity, it makes it look sooooo pretty and holds my liquid lipsticks absolutely perfectly.
If you’re a liquid lipstick lover like me, and your liquid lipsticks are all piled on top of eachother in some random drawer or not organised properly – I would highly recommend this holder, because ever since I’ve gotten it I’ve reached for them SO much more.
Although it is pricier than other acrylic storage, I am telling you it is the best quality acrylic storage I have come across as of yet. The acrylic is so thick and sturdy, and it cleans so well that is doesn’t fade or look dull. Its literally such bright and clear acrylic that I’m beyond obsessed with the brand and want everything from their range. If you want HIGH quality acrylic that will last you- this is the one to go for. No questions asked.
The £1.89 Lashes That Rival Ardell Demi Wispies
Purchase here: Ebay False Lashes in the Style A20
These lashes. Firstly I have to thank Minara – who can I add is such a sweetheart and absolutely gorgeous mashAllah (@littlelondonblogger) for introducing me to these lashes, and want to give her full credit for discovering these. I bought them off of her recommendation and I am blown away by how cheap these lashes are!
Now I am a hardcore Ardell Demi Wispie Fan. I adore those lashes, they are perfect for everyday. They are subtle but not too subtle. I wore them on my engagement day and have been obsessed with them ever since.
But Guys, these ebay ones are £1.89. FOR FIVE PAIRS. FIVE. FIVE PAIRS OF LASHES. WHAT?! Think Ardell Demi Wispies, but slightly wispier and fuller. Honestly I cannot fault them for the price, and if you’re new to the world of lashes and want something that isn’t too much or too expensive – THESE ARE PERF. If you purchase them, make sure you get them in the style A20.
The Cook Book That Made Want To Start Eating Healthy and Never Stop
Purchase Here: Deliciously Ella – Book 1
Purchase Here: Deliciously Ella – Book 2
Purchase Here: Deliciously Ella – Book 3
If any of you guys know me, you’ll know that I love eating healthy and most of my meals are extremely extremely healthy. I first got into healthy eating when I came across Deliciously Ella’s Blog back in 2014. If you aren’t familiar with her, she cured herself of an illness by purely turning to a plant-based diet and she really emphasises and encourages everyone to eat more wholesome food that is better for you.
Her recipe books contain only vegan recipes and I swear everything in it is soooo delicious! I love all her recipes, I have all her cookbooks and it is an amazing portrayal of how good healthy food can actually taste. She has tons of free recipes on her blog – click here to visit – and she even has a youtube channel (video below) with tons more recipes that you can try out. Trust me, its all delicious!
One thing I adore about her cookbook is how she explains healthy eating. She has sections on getting started, and gives such amazing advice that you will literally want to just dive in and start eating the ‘deliciously ella’ way. I am not vegan, but I tend to eat vegan meals quite often during the week as I love them. But all her recipes are easily adaptable. If you’re someone who’s looking to live a more healthier lifestyle, I would highly recommend checking her out.
So those are all my current obsessions at the moment, which if you watch my insta stories you’ve probably all seen before but I thought it would be handy to have it all written here! If you guys like these kind of blogposts, please please let me know via DM on Instagram or in a comment and I will continue to do them monthly.
Love you all and thank you for the constant support!