Soft And Chewy ChocoChip Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk is my favourite snack these days. I came across this wonderful recipe and I absolutely love it. Personally I love adorning my kitchen with a jar full of cookies and since this  recipe is super easy to bake and makes a bunch I am all over it.


You will need:
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 eggs

4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 to 2 bags (12 oz each) semisweet chocolate chips (2 to 4 cups)

Method:

1 – Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.

2 – On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart.

3 – Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

That’s it! I am sure you are going to love me for this one and the amazing aroma wafting in your kitchen when you are baking them. 🍪❤️

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

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BEAUTY FIND: Mancera Intensitive Aoud Perfume


Recently Zo and I discovered this amazing unisex Oud fragrance from Mancera Parfums . It is called Gold Intensitive Oud and it belongs to the Voyage en Arabie collection. The top notes include Lemon and Rose and the middle and base notes include Oud,amber,musk and other precious woods. It smells heavenly and is quite long lasting. The golden packaging gives it a luxurious feel and that’s what I love about it the most.


Xoxo

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

DIY Tassel Jeans


Tassels and Pom Poms are my most favourite trends these days and I was wondering where all I can incorporate these little cute pieces of fashion apart from tops and bags when I stumbled upon these pictures on Pinterest and immediately saved them for future references 😛. I loved the idea of Tassels /Pom Poms on my jeans and I am already in process of finding the perfect ones for my jeans makeover. This is such an easy task. Just buy a pack of tassels from the market, give them to your mum or tailor and get them stitched on your jeans for the most gorgeous Jeans makeover ever. 


I am definitely going for this. What about you?

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: ABH Lipgloss


I have always preferred matte lipsticks but recently I have been obsessing over lip glosses after realising how gorgeous they look on Blair Waldorf, so I got myself Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss in Metallic Rose and consider it my best decision so far. It is a beautiful shimmery peachy- pink shade that is perfect for both day time and evening. This lip gloss is perfect if you’re looking for a full-coverage gloss that wears like a lipstick (ofcourse there are nore shades available).


 Every rave you can find about these glosses is legit. They. Are. Gorgeous. And everything I want a lip gloss to be. It is super comfortable – the formula is smooth and long wearing. The the scent is subtle and amazing, like vanilla frosting, but only lasts for a minute or two. It is easy to apply as the wand is well-shaped and the formula is a perfect spreading consistency. All in all, I think ABH has covered every base you could possible cover for a lip gloss.
Love it to bits! 

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: Dior Pump n Volume Mascara

DiorShow Pump N Volume mascara is the latest launch from the maison of Dior and is already creating waves in the beauty industry because of its exceptional results. It gives a very prominent false lash effect and makes you look like a beauty model. The wand and tube of the Diorshow Pump N Volume mascara are its USP. The mascara has a flexible pump tube that when squeezed loads the wand with more product, intensifying the volume effect. Never clumpy, the formula remains intact down to the last drop, allowing you to build-up volume to your heart’s content. The formula is rich and creamy that gives your lashes all the drama it needs.

The brush doesn’t disappoint either. With flexible spikes and a rigid, stable wand, applying the mascara is both gentle and effective. Designed to give a bounce effect, the bristles are the ideal shape to reach every last lash, while its rubber material are perfect for zig-zagging a boost at the lash-line.

For someone who hates wearing falsies , this is your go- to product. A must have!

Xoxo

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

 

BEAUTY FIND: Jo Malone Hair Mist

Perfume for hair! What an innovation I must say. I was super excited when I found the limited edition of Jo Malone Star Magnolia Hair Mist which is a dream come true for people obsessed with beautiful smelling hair. What makes it special is the fresh floral scent with notes of Magnolia, orange blossom, ginger,lemon and shiso( an aromatic asian herb) that leave your hair smelling like Spring. The packaging as you can see is really pretty and dainty and the whole experience is refreshing.

It is definitely expensive but once in a while I like indulging in some luxury. I love spraying it on my hair after I blow dry them. My hair smell heavenly ❤️

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: No7 Lash Impact Range

A full lash fan is the biggest fantasy of every girl on this planet. Not everyone is blessed with natural thick lashes so we all opt for falsies. I am no different. I have tried every mascara in the market that promises a dramatic look but I have always wished I never had to make those extra efforts. Thankfully, No7 came out with this amazing serum in their new Lash Impact series. It is called Lash Serum and it promises a fuller lash fan in 8 weeks.


The Lash Impact Lash Serum has replaced the original No7 best selling product Fanomenal Lash Serum. The packaging is pretty decent and the wand is easy to use. Just apply a coat of serum on your lash line before bed time and wait for the results.


The Lash Impact Intense Volume Control mascara is a winner all the way. Ladies, take a moment to appreciate its stunning packaging. I have been using it for my daily looks and I love it. The only con is that it is not waterproof. 

For an intense dramatic look I apply 2-3 coats but if I am using it for a day time look I generally finish with one coat.

You can find the Lash Impact range at any Boots store across the Middle East. 

Xoxo

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: Soap and Glory 3in1 Body Wash

I am sure you must be wondering what a 3 in 1 body wash is. What could it possibly be? Well, the creative folks at Soap&Glory came up with this amazing product which acts a body wash, shaving cream and leaves your skin moisturised. It is called The Righteous Butter 3 in 1 Body Wash.


It is ideal for dry skin and is a great product for women who like to multi task. Soap&Glory are champions in Bath and Body. Their body scrubs and lotions are to die for.  The 3in1 Body Wash is another great discovery. It contains shea butter,cocoa, sweet almond and macadamia nut oils. That is super hydrating, right? It comes in a 250 ml tube and can be easily found at any Boots store in the Middle East.

How to use:


1- It can be generally used as a body wash when you are taking a shower.

2- When you are shaving , Work up a creamy lather between your palms, then massage onto damp skin.This product allows your razor to effortlessly leave your legs fuzz free. Wash off any residue and admire your silky skin. Be-you-tiful!!!

Forever and ever,
Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: Sephora Nail Colour


On a casual visit to Sephora I found this bright red nailpolish that I instantly fell in love with. I have been addicted to it ever since. The formula is amazing and it does not chip off very easily which according to me is one of the biggest USPs of this nail polish. A wide range of beautiful colours are available .This is in the shade ” My Superhero”…the kind of red every woman must own.
I have a thing for bright colours that are noticeable from a distance too and the nail colours from Sephora are exactly what I was looking for. The bottle is not too big and the application tip is just about okay. Nothing too great…but the pigmentation and the formula are driving me craazyy. I got it for 26 SAR which is a pretty decent price for the size of the bottle and I am definitely going for it again after I finish this.

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed

BEAUTY FIND: Syoss Heat Protect Styling Spray


Hair Dryers and straightners are my best friends. I can’t do a day without styling my hair because straight hair is something I wish I had and in the pursuit of a sleek look everyday I have been torturing my hair for the past 10 years. Although now I can feel less guilty about it all thanks to Syoss Heat Protectant Spray. 

Yeah it’s as simple as ABC. I just have to spray it on my hair before styling and it helps protect my hair from the excessive heat from dryers and straightners. It provides protection upto 220 degrees celcius by coating your hair with a heat isolation mist apparently and ensures ultimate flat control by smoothening the hair for a minimum of 20 hours. It can also be used as a Styling spray as it provides extreme hold for salon styled like hair. I absolutely love it. 

Whenever I find a new product for hair at the department store I am the first one to pick it up and try it out. I am obsessed with beautiful hair and I leave no stone unturned to make sure I put in all the efforts that are needed. I have recently started using it and I am kind of satisfied with this product. It is probably not the Best heat protectant in the market but it is okay for its price.

Also, it smells beauuutiful. You can use it on both dry as well as damp hair. The results are going to be equally good. The packaging is also user friendly and does not require regular cleaning as the nozzle will never clog. 


Hello beautiful hair!

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed.