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Are You at Risk of Having Breast Cancer?

Hey there, lovely people! Been a while we talked. My mom and dad were in town visiting their newest grandson who, by the way looks a lot like his grandfather (my dad) but of course the more cuter, fairer and chubbier baby version of him. πŸ˜€ This weekend, on one of our touristy trips we went to the Beach at JBR and both me and mom coincidentally wore pink.

While we were busy taking our ‘mom and daughter duo’ selfies, it occurred to me that we were subconsciously celebrating / supporting the Pink month. This thought lead to another more pressing thought. Is only wearing something pink enough or just verbally supporting a cause so close to us as women, enough? The answer is No. You knowing and being aware is one thing but spreading the awareness and educating others around you about Breast Cancer is the real deal.

As knowledgeable and smart women, each one of us hold this responsibility to educate more women around us. With this mission in mind, I started looking up some key information about Breast Cancer that I could share with the rest of you. For example, did you know that ‘All women are at risk of Breast Cancer’?

Although the usual age to start having your mammogram is 40 plus but women at higher risk of breast cancer are advised to have their screening done when they turn 30 and even earlier, if possible. You can be at high risk of breast cancer if any of below facts apply to you;

– You have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer

– Your First degree relative e.g. Mother or Sister was diagnosed with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

– Your Second degree relative e.g. your Aunt or Second cousin was diagnosed with Breast Cancer

– You were identified with BRCA gene 1 and 2 mutation

– You had Early onset of Menstruation

– You had Late Pregnancies

– You did not Breastfeed your child

– You have high BMI or are Obese

– You Smoke or consume Alcohol regularly

If you can relate to any one of these scenarios, I strongly suggest you go and get yourself checked. Finding out early is way better than detecting breast cancer at its later stage as it is believed that breast cancer detected at the early stage is 100 percent curable. All the more reasons to nip the evil in the bud.

Let me know if you are planning on getting yourself checked and if yes, are you planning on taking your mom, daughter, sister or girlfriend along? Spread awareness, ladies. Let’s not wear pink just for the heck of it, let’s wear it for all the right reasons and more!

Beauty

Want to See What’s Inside September Glambox?

These are the September goodies that arrived in the ‘Back to School’ themed Glambox this month. 😊

1. Eucerin – Dermo Purifyer Cleanser

2. Biore – Self Heating One Minute Mask
3. Misslyn – Mystery Eyes Mascara
4. Misslyn – Mystery Lipstick
5. Missha – Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask
6. Glambox Back to School Diary

I can’t wait to try out these products and share my reviews with you guys. 

Beauty

My All Time Favorite Makeup Brushes? Definitely, Real Techniques!

Yo, check out my super clean brushes! πŸ€—πŸ˜‡πŸ˜˜ I spent a good one hour cleaning all my makeup brushes today. I normally make it a point to keep my makeup brushes and sponges clean and hygienic by giving them a very personalized monthly spa time. 😎 

For last two months, i have been so busy with my new born and toddler duo that I totally ignored my pretty furry fellas. πŸ™ˆIt wasn’t until yesterday that I saw a tiny pimple kind of a thing popping on my face that I started wondering what am I missing to ensure healthy skin and prevent all kinds of breakouts.⁉️

I have been religiously cleansing my skin and I make sure I remove all my makeup before bedtime then what could be the cause? Then I saw my brushes and I realized… my poor bacteria harboring dirty little brushes… πŸ˜” 

So, today’s No.1 priority was to get all my makeup brushes cleaned up and look how shiny, clean and new they look right now. 😍😍😍

These are my most used and favorite brushes. I love Real Techniques brushes as they are super high quality and they are really long lasting. Recently started using BH cosmetics eye makeup brush set. They are good but fragile. I do have to get myself some Morphe and Sigma brushes. That’s on my wishlist. 

Well, this has been my story. How about you guys? How often do you clean your makeup brushes? πŸ€“

Beauty

My Very First Attempt at Mermaid Blue Lip Art


Happy Monday, beautiful people! ☺️ I am super excited today as I have officially started working on my new project – the project to become a self-taught lip artist. πŸ™Œ

Yes, I know jack about lip art and yes, I get overly inspired looking at amazing lip art and yes I’ll have some epic fails before I come anywhere close to perfection in my lip art. I am aware of all that but you know what, I am ready to give it a shot. πŸ‘ 

I am ready to give this new passion, my all. I am ready to fail a 1000 times even if there’s no guarantee of my success at the 1001th attempt. I am ready to take in all the positive encouragement & criticism, and I am ready to ignore all the crappy comments aimed just to bring my morale down. πŸ’ͺ 

I am currently working on my very first video for my YouTube channel that goes by the name ‘The struggling lip artist’ and as the name suggests, all my videos on this channel will be about my struggles creating and recreating some amazing lip art. For now, I present to you my first ever lip art attempt and coincidentally it goes with the famous Monday theme – the ‘Monday Blues’ πŸ˜‚ 

Looking forward to your honest comments, people. This girl can use some words of encouragement ☺️

P.S: If you want to see more detailed pics of this look, head over to my Instagram page at majdykhan πŸ˜‰ 

Beauty

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners are exactly what they claim to be – Truly ‘Everlasting’


These KatVonD Everlasting Lip Liners are truly everlasting and you’ll see for yourself that I am not saying it just for the heck of it. I went to Sephora today and I saw these very bright and colorful lip liners. I have been drooling over this line since KatVonD launched them a while back. 

In all my excitement, I picked up these 4 colors and did a quick swatch of each on my hand. This was around 12:00 pm this today. I then came home, washed my hands at least 5 times cleaning baby poop and all (the many joys of motherhood) and even took a shower an hour ago. Guess what, 12hours have passed and these bad ass liners are still intact on my hand. 

As, I said earlier and now reiterating – these pencils are called Everlasting lip liners for all legit reasons.They have an amazing range of colors in there so go ahead and check them out. In case you decide to buy them, I’d suggest putting them in the refrigerator before applying them on your lips. 

Two of these lip liners broke on my hand while I was doing the swatches. This leads me to believe either the air-conditioning wasn’t at it’s best inside Sephora or these Everlasting beauties are extremely fragile and you gotta handle them with tender love and care. 

Beauty

Fall Season Color Trends 2017


Today is officially the first day of fall and I am feeling all kinds of warm colors. Although, in our part of the world it is a rather quick transition from hot summers to pleasant winters. We don’t really get to see falling of leaves and all things turning warm hues or red and brown. We also don’t get to experience harsh cold winters either so, I guess we’re kinda cool with just summers, winters, and a tad bit of spring in the middle. πŸ‚ 

Here’s my first warm autumn flatlay to celebrate the season. I’ll do a few more warm tones that will be ‘in’ this fall. Fall season is not complete until you have the warm tones of red, brown and maroon in your makeup. πŸ‚ 

I love wearing dark earthy lipstick shades as it really pops out your whole look especially, if you want to keep everything else very subtle. πŸ‚ My top lip choices this winter season will be mac matte lipstick in shade Diva – the perfect maroon you can ever have in your life, and Smashbox all day liquid lipstick in Rouge. I am one of those weird people who don’t feel comfortable wearing brown lip colors but this lipstick is such a perfect shade of brown with red undertones that this one color, I am willing to wear every single day, if need be. πŸ‚

For a perfect fall bronzer, please please, try the NYX ombrΓ© blush in Sunkissed. It gives such a wonderful warm tone to your skin that you can literally do without contouring in case you are in a hurry. I’m going to be using this little ombrΓ© blush a lot this season.πŸ‚

Since, gold, glimmer and shimmer is trending all over the world this season, the new Victoria’ Secret metallic lip gloss I discovered recently is perfect to add that touch of metallic shimmer in your look. Lastly, there is this tiny bottle of my Gucci guilty intense that I simply love! This perfume is my all time favorite but I use it more fervently in winters and this fall since Gucci is being seen everywhere anyways, I’d say you go get yourself one if you want to stay on trend. πŸ‚