How I Store My Lipsticks + Kyara 2 Drawer Acrylic Container review

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Today I'm very excited to share with ya'll how I organize my lipsticks and a sort of a review on this storage item. 
Earlier I used to store my lipsticks in one of those acrylic cubic lipstick holders which was great but I always ended up getting dust on my lipsticks that way, also- my nieces are ALWAYS out and about to get their hands on my makeup, so that didn't help either. However I continued to use it regardless until I ran out of storage space, and had nowhere to store my new lipsticks.
I ALWAYS wanted to get the MUJI acrylic containers (kinda still do, cos they have more sizes), but the lazy me didn't want to go through all that hassle to order it online. 
So, I began on a hunt to find something similar here in Jeddah. And I found this:

The Kyara 2 Drawer Jewelry Box

What it is:
A two drawer acrylic desk, ideal for storing pieces of jewelry and in my case- lipsticks
Where I got it:
At Home Center in Al-Andalus Mall
How much I got it for:
49 sr
What it looks like:
Here are some pictures so you get an idea of what it looks like from all sides and angles :)


-As you can tell, these drawers are clear acrylic see-through- so I love how I can see the color and name of the lipsticks.
-It is lined with this black thing that kind of resembles shelf-liners- which is good because it will keep your things from sliding around in the drawers. Although it is easily removable if you don't like the look.
-The drawers slides in and out easily, thanks to the handles on it.
-The entire drawer is made up of a comparatively thicker acrylic than most drawers I've seen on the MUJI website- so I'd say its pretty heavy duty and durable.
-Although one thing I'd like to share is how BUMMED I was when I found out the drawers are not stack-able. Although they do stand side by side very well- kinda looks like this:

Here are some more pictures with my lipsticks in, so you can see what it looks like with the lipsticks in-

As you can see in the picture above, in my top drawer, it fits around 8 lipsticks when placed vertically.

And in my second drawer, you can see that the longer lipsticks don't fit vertically, so I store like 5 of my longer lipsticks horizontally and 3 of my other lipsticks vertically.

Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase as this drawer stores all of my lipsticks very well! I think, being a concealer junkie, it'd be ideal to store lots of concealers as well.

Who would I recommend this drawer?
I'd recommend this to anyone who was looking for acrylic drawers to store their makeup such as lipsticks, concealers, jumbo pencils, paint pots from MAC, or the Maybelline color tattoos etc. 

And HAPPY SUMMERS to all of you out there!! I know I'm very late at this but my summers started only about a week ago, and inshallah I will try my best to post a lot more frequently now :)

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Sephora- Store locations: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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This post is a directory entry for Sephora store locations in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

About Sephora:

Sephora is a unique place that brings beauty within everyone’s reach. It is a unique concept that reinvents the desire to live and dream about beauty every day. It excels at finding creative brands, highlighting trends, shaping aesthetic codes and administering tailor-made advice that hits the target every time.  It offers total freedom to walk in, feel, dream, have fun, experiment and leave without feeling obliged to make a purchase. It stimulates emotion by initiating the pleasure of learning, combined with the discovery of a place, an atmosphere and an attentive ear. With its original products, avant-garde services and innovative communication, Sephora constantly celebrates audacity whilst paving the way for modernity.

To enter a Sephora shop is to discover the latest trends, play in one’s free time, experiment with perfumes, meet up, fall in love with a lipstick, get in a fluster, ask for the moon, surrender yourself to fantasies… and feel happy.

For the epitome of beauty at the best price, think Sephora! An audacious brand with 1400 products, Sephora enriches its range every year by adding a minimum of 300 new products.

In its quest for pleasure and beauty, Sephora has developed a made-to-measure brand that is recognizable for is affordable prices, as well as for its efficient formulas, spectacular designs and commitment to superior quality. The proof? All of the brand’s products are tested in independent laboratories that strictly comply with worldwide cosmetic regulations. They also conform to environmental, social and ethical charter.


Andalus Mall
Ground Floor

Mall of Arabia
Ground Floor

Red Sea Mall
Ground Floor


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I ♥ Drugstore Makeup [TAG]

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If you watch beauty YouTube videos, you may be familiar with this Tag. As mentioned, it's called the "I ♥ Drugstore Makeup Tag"- all about one's love of Drugstore makeup.

For us Jeddawis- as far as I'm aware, 'drugstore' is not usually the name chosen for makeup brands that supposedly come under the 'drugstore' category. I'm thinking this term stuck to the makeup brands under this category because these particular brands are usually/only sold in drugstores in the western countries. 

One can say that these brands are on the more easily accessible and affordable spectrum among all the existing makeup brands. Which is great since everybody loves to get great deals on good quality makeup! :D

And for that reason, I'm attempting to do a "blog post" version of this tag! So as to share the love of Drugstore/affordable makeup with everyone and hear the same from you! Also, this specific tag video is one of my favourite kinds to watch, along with the "$20 Makeup Challenge"- its amazing how one can find amazing quality makeup and create stunning looks for such low prices!! :D 

So on to the tag I proceed! 

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

Beautysets - milani

Milani! Although I do enjoy other brands, Milani is the one which I'm always excited about and most of their products truly don't disappoint.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Face- Milani Even-Tone Powder Foundation. See my review of this product here
Cheek- NYX Powder Blush in Peach. I love it! It goes amazingly with every look. Perfect as on-the-go for my skin tone with a lovely satin finish.
Lip- Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Pink Crystals and Nivea lip gloss in "Copper". These two glosses were among the first ones to come in my makeup collection and have stayed strong in my favourites! The Revlon lip gloss is my favourite "on-the-go/goes-with-everything" pink gloss and the Nivea gloss is the same for me as a peachy shade. 

Beautysets - favourites

3. Least favorite product?

Something that I can remember off the top of my head- Max Factor Compact powder. It will be a shocker for most, since its one of the popular ones. My sisters and friends use it and they love it, but on my dry skin- it just doesn't do it right :( 

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow. This is amazing quality cream eyeshadow at a super afforable price.
Also, the Garnier Essentials moisturizer deserves a mention here. I LOVE this moisturizer and it's under 30 riyals for sure. I find the product to be of such high quality for the price and I truly hope Garnier does not ever discontinue it or increase its price.
Beautysets - Best bargains

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

I feel most of the products on here that I've already mentioned make this category lol So in order not to be repetitive, the first thing that comes to my mind are the Mikyajy Travel Brush set and the Eyeshadow Blender Brush (see picture). Yes, they are synthetic, but they work pretty awesome for the price and the eyeshadow blender brush is my go-to e/s brush. InshaaAllah I will do a more in-depth feature on these brushes in one of the posts for the Minamalist Beauty series. So stay tuned! :D 

Second- the brand Bourjois in general! Bourjois has given me a hope in the foundation arena for dry skin- loving their foundations! The best I could find for my dry skin so far. As of late, after acquiring a few bourjois products and finding my faves from among them, I'm thinking- "Hey, why aren't these talked about as much as others?" The main reason comes to my mind is the price, it is a bit more expensive than other drugstore brands but they really have delivered considering what I experienced from their products lately. If you want me to do post on my Bourjois loves lately, do let me know and I'll be happy to oblige :D 

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced? 

Keeping in mind the brands that are available here in Jeddah, I will have to say ELF. Really, for something that is supposed to cost 2 Dollars for the most part (7.5 Saudi Riyals at the time of this post), it costs a whopping 39 Riyals!! 

While I do realize most drugstore products available here are overpriced compared to their US prices, for some brands I really don't mind paying a little more if its something I really enjoy- but ELF's super hyped price just doesn't do it for now.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)

Milani 12 hour eyeshadow sticks- for Urban Decay 24/7 shadow sticks (As mentioned by DivaMakeupQueen here)
NYX single e/s in black- for MAC Carbon. NYX is so much better than MAC's new formula for Carbon. Seriously!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation original- for Chanel Pro Lumiere (as mentioned by the pixiwoo sisters here)

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

Honestly speaking, I've had more "isn't worth the hype" moments with higher end brands rather than drugstore ones. No drugstore product has, at least so far, given me this moment (or at least something I will immediately remember because of how strongly I felt about it). If I had to say something, then again- it will have be from E.LF- their HD Powder blush in Coral. Beautiful colour, great colour pay-off and even the application is impressive- but it doesn't stay on like that for as long as I'd want it to. It's not necessarily a bad product, but just not worth the hype for me, to put it that way.

Obscure Beauty
Samar Khan
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