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LUSH: Over & Over, I cannot confirm nor deny that these are all at my house… 😜

I’m a very citrussy person. I love anything citrussy, which probably explains why my last name is Mansour (pronounced “Man-soor” but spelt like ManSOUR).

When I realised Lush had a limited-edition citrus bath bomb called ‘Over & Over‘ (which features my second and third favourite colours: Orange and Yellow), I had to buy it!

Launch this one into your bath to fall head over heels with its vivid, swirling ways. This energizing bomb with a creamy cocoa butter coating rocks and rolls around the tub, leaving behind a vibrant trail of pink, orange and gold colored streams. Lime and fennel wake up your senses, making this the perfect beginning to a big night out (or in!).

I actually bought it around Christmas time and forgot to post about it because I’ve been busy. It’s just when I popped into Lush just now (on lunch at the time of writing this) and picked another up that I remembered that I meant to write a post about it.

I just thought I’d post it now because I’m away this weekend, which means I won’t be blogging… Also, I’ve got a major toothache and have had it for over three days! 😭 So, writing this will cheer me up…

I love the smell of it, the feel of it, the colours of it, the energy of it – everything (LUSH’s ‘Over & Over’ btw, NOT MY TOOTHACHE)! đŸ˜©

When it first starts fizzing in the bath, it melts orange and yellow but then deep inside it lays some hot pink salts. It’s absolutely stunning! 😍 I wasn’t expecting it. It just looks unreal!

Over and Over is made up of Fair Trade Cocoa Butter and Lemon Oil (with an infusion of lime and fennel). It’s very awakening to the senses but soothing to the skin. Not sure that makes sense, but just, don’t leave me… Please? 😂

It’s LUSH like its maker. Boom. Done. That’s all that you need to know until you try it.

Then?  Well, then can tell ‘Mii! 💋

Miamii

xxx

P.S. For added effect, you can listen to Nelly’s Over & Over feat. Tim McGraw (while in the bath). Life’s too short for anything else… #YOLO!

I’ll see y’all on Monday. Have a great weekend, people. đŸ˜˜â€

Oh. My. God. Ravioli is my weakness (of the pasta variety, these days)… Gnocchi was previously my top, top, favourite but it’s also considered fattening (compared to other forms of pasta). So, in keeping with my new “healthy lifestyle”, I’ve had to switch to an alternative.

Now, I’m not saying Ravioli is considered “healthy” but it’s – in essence – two thin pasta sheets sandwiched in between a small amount of stuffing/filling. What’s more, I think you’ll find that there are a LOT LESS Ravioli parcels in a given packet than there are pieces of gnocchi. Therefore, if you look at it like that, in terms of calories, Ravioli is healthier!

I ventured into M&S on Tuesday – where there had been a  train strike the night before – and decided that I wanted to make something quick and easy for lunch/dinner (by the time I got back).

… I’ll dedicate a post to the inconvenience of tube and train/rail strikes in due course, don’t you worry! #TheBaneOfMyLife #TFL? #FML, more like!

Yeah, I purchased the two types of ravioli, the accompanying Tomato & Basil sauce and foxtrotted my way home to prepare it. *clicks fingers and does jazz hands* “OLÉ!” (not the cream, although, that’s a pretty good shout tbf!)

How easy is this dish to put together? Simple. Boil some water in a saucepan with a dash of salt then add ravioli in at boiling point, waiting for five mins for them to pop back up to the top (when they’re ready for consumption). I also heated the sauce in a frying pan, as you do… 😆. Then, I tucked in!

It was beautiful. Hence why I’m writing this post at 00.17am in the U.K, three days later. Ravioli (or “Raviolis”, in my case) and Tomato & Basil sauce are “BELLISIMO” when paired with one another, (and the definition of #Beauty and #Bae).

I didn’t take a photo of it because the meal was too delicious to photograph! 😋 When your  tummy’s talking, you’ve got to answer it!

Why did I choose Mushroom ravioli? That’s because I’ve been on some Porcinni Mushroom and Truffle hype, recently. I can’t get enough of them! Apparently, there is such a thing as ‘The M Plan’. It’s a diet where we replace two meals a day for a dish that includes Mushrooms. For example, a Mushroom omelette for breakfast and  Mushroom on-toast for dinner. ‘The M Plan’ aids with weight-loss. As someone who’s called Miamii Miriam Mansour, I’ve got to try it, no? It’s what my initials would’ve wanted… 😂

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Maybelline: Master Kajal

I just realised that I haven’t blogged about my most favourite eyeliner in the history of eyeliners! (which I’m sure dates back to the ancient Egyptian era, #Khol).

Listen, I’m going to say this once and only once – I cannot, for the life of me, use liquid or pencil liners. Me and liquid liners? Enemies. It’s just never going to happen. Same with pencil.

But, give me a khol one, and I’m fine. Weird, huh?

I think I like thicker crayon-style eyeliners better than the thin pencil/liquid ones because there’s more precision (for me, anyway).

Maybelline‘s ‘Master Kajal‘ is without a doubt the best one I’ve ever used. It really reminds me of one I used when I was in secondary school – it was a Moroccan brand, I believe… But, this one is ACER (not the computer)! I perfer Maybelline’s one to the one I used to wear because the old one smudged easily. This one, on the other hand, holds up pretty well!

Also, when my eyes water – in the windy or cold temperatures – I don’t cry black tears. Magic!

I love the flicks it does, I love how it lines my lids and my waterline… I also love how I can use it to corner the outer of my lids, giving more of a cat-eye effect.

In terms of shades, I understand there’s choice of a Pitch Black and a Lapis Blue. I picked up ‘Pitch Black’ because I have relatively dark eyebrows and lashes – once three or four coats of mascara have been applied, anyway. (I also had no MOFO idea there was a blue one in the first place!). If I had known… BOY! I would’ve bought them all! Alas, it must’ve been sold out when I went to pick one. 😭 #BlueIsMyFavouriteColour #ShowMeSomeoneWhoDoesntLikeTheColourBlue #IllShowYouColourblindness

So, yeah, to conclude before actually concluding, Maybelline’s Master Kajal is a must-have if you like khol liners or crayon-style liners.

5* liner. I was originally going to give it a 4.5*, but, after receiving compliments about it, I’ve decided to give it a 5!

The only reason I was going to give it 4.5* was because: if you lose the lid, it gets everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE) (and it picks up bacteria which isn’t safe if you’re applying on the waterline).

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Are you ready to read about an absolute Godsend of a product for damaged hair?

Olaplex. You may have heard of this beforehand, but do you actually know what it does in detail – well, as much detail as anyone could find if they just typed ‘Olaplex.’ into Google, anyway? 😂

Olaplex was founded by Dean Christal who teamed up with scientist Dr Craid Hawker and Dr Eric Pressly to cook up a new molecule that works from inside the hair strands to strengthen and repair damaged locks where the structure has broken down.

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#BeautyBae started from the bottom, now it’s HERE!

Lovers,

This is a MAJOR, MAJOR THANKS to YOU (all of my followers) – new, old and prospective!

I write this blog, ‘Beauty Bae’, for you!

The posts that I publish here are for you

I write because I want to entertain you!

You have no idea how much it means to know that you follow my blog, read my posts and interact with me.

I feel like I know you all (virtually) and look forward to continue getting to know you.

Thank you for everything,

Miamii

xxx

P.S. to those who don’t follow, I forgive you! 😜

(Ha! Only messing… Thanks for reading – you legend/s.)