Saturday, May 24, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques Review

*These products were provided to me for review from Montagne Jeunesse . All opinions are honest and are my own*

      Hey Lovelies! I am excited to be reviewing the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques. I just love face masks and how wonderful they make your skin feel. I was super excited when I was presented the opportunity to review the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques. I was sent a variety and I will be reviewing each one for you in this blog post. So sit back and relax. You just might fall in love with these facial masques if you haven't already. :)

About the Montagne Jeunesse
"Montange Jeunesse is an international brand and their face mask are affordable "beauty treats  loved and trusted by women in over 80 counties. "
     Montagne Jeunesse Facial Masques retail any where between $1.99-$2.99 depending on what facial mask you purchase. Montagne Jeunesse offers a variety of face masks such as muds, peel-offs, self heating, scrubs and fabric masks and they use only the best natural ingredients. In addition, for 20 years they are against animal testing and are 'cruelty free' accredited.

 Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera Face Spa

  The Montagne Jeunesse Aloe Vera Face Masque retails at $2.49 (contains one mask) is a soothing and cleansing fabric facial that contains aloe vera and green tea. It is also Gluten free, Nut derivative, Paraban Free and is suitable for all skin types.

Nice light scent
Contains Natural Extracts


If you are looking  for a pick me up .Try this mask in the morning as I did. It is so refreshing and invigorating. I left it on for 15 mins then rinsed. It left my face feeling so soft and hydrated. The Montagne Jeunesse also left a nice light scent on my face.

 Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Face Mask

The Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Masque retails at (15 ml) is a creamy moisturizing  face masque and has the ingredients Coconut water and shea butter that makes your skin feel hydrated and smooth. This masque is suitable for dry,mature and normal skin.



When I applied the Montagne Jeunesse Creamy Coconut Face Masque on my face  I immediately smelled the light coconut scent. It smells amazing! The texture was incredibly creamy like the consistency of lotion. It felt amazing on my skin and was very hydrating. I left it on for 15 minutes then rinsed. Not only did this masque leave my skin looking radiant, but it made my skin feel so soft and moisturized. This masque is excellent for mature skin like mine and is also gentle on my sensitive skin.

Montagne Jeunesse Honey Peel Off Masque

The Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Peel off Masque retails at $1.99(10ml).This masque contains Manuka Honey which is a natural anti bacterial cleanser. It also contains Jasmine for fragrance. This masque is suitable for combination and oily skin.

Smooth skin
Clean looking skin
Leaves skin looking radiant.


The texture of the masque is sticky like the texture of honey and I applied it all over my face. I left it on my for 20 minutes or until the masque felt completely dry. Then I started to peel. Peeling is the fun part :) Once I rinsed my face, I saw my skin looking more radiant and it felt very soft. I experienced no irritation. The Montagne Jeunesse Manuka Honey Masque was one of my favorites out of the four that I tried. Love it.

Montagne Jeunesse Super Fruit Mud Masque

Montagne Jeunesse Super Fruit Mud Mask - retails at $1.99(1.5g) and contains Golgi Berries and Pomegranate. This mask is suppose to "protect against the drying effects of environmental stress". This face mask is suitable for combination,normal and oily skin.

Clean looking skin

Burning Sensation

When I applied the Montagne Jeunesse Facial Masque all over my face, I  instantly loved the way the masque smelled. It smells like a fruit candy.Once the product was on my face for about a few minutes, I felt a burning sensation, but I left it on for about 20 minutes anyway. After I rinsed the masque off of my face, I noticed the my face looked brand new. I thought my skin would be irritated considering I felt a burning sensation, but there wasn't any irritation or redness . My skin felt soft, smooth and clean.

Final Thoughts

Over All, I absolutely love the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques. These Masques are super affordable that you can buy one for every day of the week or weekly. I love the fact that they are all made from natural ingredients and smell wonderful. The Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques are the perfect way to bring out the beauty in your skin without harsh chemicals. If you are looking to give your face a treat, then I am sure your skin will appreciate Montage Jeunesse Face Masques.

Are you guys in the mood for a giveaway? Montagne Jeunesse is giving away 50 masques. To enter simply click this link.  Winners will be announced on the end of May, June, and July.

You can find the Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques at WalmartUlta, Bed,Bath and Beyond, Kroger, Heb.

Have you tried any Montagne Jeunesse Face Masques? Leave a comment below.

Hope you enjoyed this review and see you lovelies in my next blog post.

Maryam ox

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pita Veggie Pizza (Kid Friendly)

     Hey lovelies! Wow what a surprise  this isn't  a blog post about makeup ! Lol Not only am I a lover of makeup and all things beauty, but I also love food. I am not on a diet, but I do try to eat healthier. It is tough since most foods that are so delicious can be very unhealthy. When you have children like me, I always try a healthy alternative to the most popular fast food dishes. Also, it is tough when your children do not like to eat veggies. If you have children who are picky eaters like mine, then incorporating  veggies in a pizza is a great way to get your children to eat their vegetables. This is a healthy delicious Pita Veggie Pizza for both children and adults. Instead of using a traditional dough I decided to get pita bread which helped cut the down preparation time.This is a quick meal to make on days you don't feel like putting in the effort in cooking a huge meal. Ready! Set! Let's get cookin!! :)

Ingredients in photos:

*Not in picture: I used mozzarella cheese. 


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.While the oven is preheating, you can start to prepare the Pita Veggie Pizza by adding the tomato or spaghetti sauce. 
3.Add mozzarella cheese. For added flavor I sprinkled a little bit of garlic power.
4. Next add the toppings of your choice.
5. Put the pita pizza in the oven. Once you see the cheese has melted you can take it out. If you want a crunchier pizza leave it in a little bit longer.
6. Enjoy your healthy Pita Veggie Pizza.

  Hope you enjoyed this Pita Veggie Pizza recipe. My children and I had fun making it and the best part was seeing them eat a pizza filled with yummy veggies. Hooray! Mission accomplished! :)

    I will be posting more recipes of my own and others that I find and will share with you guys. Hope you stick around for more of my cooking adventures :)

 Have a great day lovelies and see you in my next blog post! :)

Maryam ox :)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Makeup Geek's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette Review,Photos and Swatches

Hey Lovelies! As promised I am bringing you Makeup Geek's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette Review. For those of you who do not know who Makeup Geek is, she is a beauty guru in the youtube beauty community. She was one of the first beauty gurus that I started watching and her success has led her to have her very own makeup line. How cool is that? I have seen so many videos on youtube regarding Makeup Geek's Eyeshadows and many people had great things to say. The Makeup Geeks Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette was sold out on her website for awhile. Once I found out it was back in stock, I immediately purchased it. I was so excited to try out her eyeshadows because  I heard they were dupes for mac eyeshadows and are "half the price of mac eyeshadows without sacrificing quality".

Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette retails at $159.00. The bundle includes a large Raspberry Damask Z Palette, and 27 eyeshadows. Individually the eyeshadows cost $5.99 each and come in a variety of finishes such as shimmer, metallic, satin and matte. In addition, their eyeshadows are cruelty free and contain no parabens or talc.


Pigmentation: The quality of the eyeshadows are excellent. However,the lighter shadows that would be used for the brow bone had  poor pigmentation and hardly showed up on my olive skin.

Texture: For the most part the eyeshadows are very soft and do not have a powdery feel especially on the lighter shadows. Marlena aka Makeup Geek did an excellent job with that.

Blendabilty: The eyeshadows blend very well with each other. I am quite impressed.

Staying Power: I wore the eyeshadows from morning to night and they did not fade or crease. I did however use an eye primer so that they won't crease. Even with a base or primer some eyeshadows will still fade over the course of the day, but not with these eyeshadows.

The Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette comes in a array of colors from brights, warm and cool colors.

Up close and personal shot of the shadows. Aren't they pretty!

I love the names of each eyeshadow. The eyeshadows are little bigger than the mac eyeshadows.


Here you will see the eyeshadow swatches with no base to the left and the eyeshadows swatched over a base to the right.

Appletini- is a green apple color.

Simply Marlena- is a bright magenta pink. This eyeshadow is named after Makeup Geek's real name.

Bada Bing- is a coffee bean color with gold flecks.

Unexpected- is such a unique color and is a light taupey pink.

Shima Shima-  is a champagne color.

Sensuous-is a pinky purple color .

Prom Night-is a satin taupe color.

Envy- Forest green shade.

Pretentious-  is a golden copper color.

Vanilla Bean- is a white color. This color hardly showed up on my brow bone and had the least pigmentation of them all.

Pixie Dust-  is bright moss color.

Poolside- is an electric blue shade.

Beaches and Cream- is a light peach color.

Bitten- is a red wine color.

Corrupt- is a true black color. This color is the blackest eyeshadow I own. You need this color in your collection.

Cosmopolitan- is a peachy orange color. Love this color.

Drama Queen-is a deep plum color.

Glamorous-is a peachy gold color.

Graphite- is an aluminum grey color.

Brown Sugar- is a brown color  with red undertones.

Cocoa Bear- is a brown Brown with orange under tones.  This eyeshadow is comparable  to Mac's Brown Script Eyeshadow.

Last Dance-  is a purple color with brown undertones.

Lemon Drop- Canary yellow

Mermaid- is a sea blue color.

Moon Dust- is a brown taupey silver color.

Ocean Breeze- is a navy blue color.

Peach Smoothie- is a peachy beige color.

My Final Thoughts:

     The Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette is the ultimate palette to own. I am absolutely in love with Makeup Geek's Eyeshadows .The pigmentation is great and the eyeshadows blend beautifully together. The staying power of the eyeshadows is long lasting with no signs of fading. I wore the Makeup Geek Eyeshadows from morning to evening. As always I wear a primer when using eyeshadows and using a primer really brought out the colors and pigmentation. However, some of the lighter matte eyeshadows that I used for the brow bone, has poor pigmentation and really didn't show up on my olive skin tone. 

     As far as the pricing goes, I think the price is a good deal. If you were to go buy a palette at Mac  Cosmetics it would easily run you over the Makeup Geek's price for this palette A mac palette only contains 15 eyeshadows whereas, The Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette costs $159.99 and includes 27 eyeshadows including a large Raspberry Damask Z Palette. Individually each Makeup Geek Eyeshadow cost $5.99 where as a Mac Eyeshadow cost $10.00 each. If you are looking to grow your makeup collection and get it off to a good start, then I think the Makeup Geek's Ultimate Palette is the way to go. I love that this palette has so many colors to create endless looks. I am certainly planning on collecting her eyeshadows which are about 60 eyeshadows total. I think they are very affordable and the quality is great. I am not hating on mac eyeshadows I think they are great as well, but they are expensive. I think the makeup industry has grown so much and many other makeup brands have better pigmentation, and are more affordable.

You can purchase the Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette here. Unfortunately, the palette is out of stock, but the website says it should be back sometime May so keep a look out.

Here is the link to Makeup Geek's  youtube channel.

Hope you enjoyed this lengthy review and have a great weekend! :) See you in my next blog post lovelies!

Maryam ox :)

Do you own any Makeup Geek eyeshadows?

*This Product was purchased by me and all opinions are my own*

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April Favorites 2014

     Hey Lovelies.! I haven't done a monthly favorites in a long time.I have been so busy lately and I am trying my best to post on a regular basis at least three times a week. Juggling a blog and mommy hood is a lot of work. Being a mom is a priority which is why I have not been blogging much. I am working on a better blogging schedule so that I can blog more often. Any who I am happy to do my April Favorites blog post and share with you guys what I have been using a lot in the month of April. Hope you enjoy :)

Makeup Geek's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette- Ever since I have received this, I have been using this almost everyday. I love it and and it has such a great variety of colors that you can create many looks from. I will have a review up very soon so keep a look out for it.

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara- This is my new favorite mascara. This give you va va voom lashes. This mascara gives great volume to your lashes. Love it.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide- On Eye Liner Pencil in Perversion- This is the blackest eyeliner I own. I love it because it is long lasting and goes on so smoothly.

Bh Cosmetics Concealer and Corrector- I have been using the green color corrector  a lot because I have redness in my cheeks. It is very affordable and gets the job done.

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles- I love this stuff. If you are suffering from dark circles this helps make them invisible and brighten up your face making you look more awake.

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3n1 Foundation- This foundation erases everything from scars to blemishes. This foundation has great coverage without making your face look cakey.

Too Faced Tan Without The Twinkle Bronzer- Has been my go to bronzer lately . It may look dark but once you apply is goes light and is buildable which I like. Review here

Wet N Wild Pearlescent Pink Blush- I know some of you have seenthis blush in a few of my posts. I just love this blush. It is a great blush to wear all year round. Give your cheek a nice rosy tint.

Nyx Butter Lipstick in Pops- If you haven't tried these I urge you to get them. I love how buttery they are and they have great pigmentation.

Nyx Butter Gloss in Tiramisu- I am in love with this gloss and of course it is a nude shade. This is a shade that compliments  all makeup looks . I need to buy some more of these. Great affordable lipgloss and it is not sticky.

Radical Skincare Age Defying Exfoliating Pads- I loooove this. This has been a new addition to my skincare regimen and love how it evens my skin tone and makes my skin look more youthful.Review here Scroll down the page and you will find it:)

 Caress Passionate Spell Body Wash- I love this scent. It is a unique scent and has a musk smell but you can still smell the orange in it. I love it. I am bad at describing scents lol. 

There you have it lovelies my April Favorites of 2014. I hope you enjoyed this post.

Do you have any of the items above? How do you like them?

If you have an April favorites blog post please leave a link in the comments section below so that I can check it out. I love reading monthly favorite blog posts.

See you next time!

Maryam ox