Thursday, 20 December 2012

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick

Here comes a long due post from my Love Cosmetics Haul(here....). Just for record, the original packaging looks different, I grabbed the tester from the site. I won't waste time in talking and would start right away with my experience with the much raved Color Riche Lipsticks!!




Sunday, 9 December 2012

Romance by Rasasi


Have you been searching for the most perfect night fragrance for a mellow night out. Well! I'll share my thing with you!! That was my latest pick.. Romance by Rasasi.


Monday, 26 November 2012

Pond’s Clear Balance- Smooth Pores Pore Tightening Facial Foam

With my extremely oily-extremely dry combination skin I am always on the lookout for skin care products since I am more for a healthy skin than makeup products and concealing.
As Pond's launched its Clear Balance range,. Smooth pores- Pore Tightening Facial wash with glacial clay looked the most intriguing!

         

Thursday, 1 November 2012

NOTD-Medora in 405

I wore this amazing nail color today and couldn't but wait to share it with you all.


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Review and swatches. Sleek - Hide It Concealer

Here's my experience with Sleek hide it Concealer.
Sleek Says: 
Hide It Concealer
Blend away imperfections and blemishes with Hide it Concealer. The rich, creamy formula allows for incredibly easy application, perfect for concealing under eye circles and blemishes.

I say:
Starting with the packaging, it's a sturdy, sleek, twist up cylinder.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Nivea Waterlily and Oil Shower Gel

If you get body acne due to dryness and you have to slather your body into moisturizer during even humid summers.. if your body is oily at some places and dry on some at the same time; you stand with me!
This was my problem until I found Nivea Waterlily and Oil Shower Gel..

Friday, 21 September 2012

My Happy Haul @ Dhanak

Hello all the lovely ladies out there. By now, my followers know that I love doing haul posts and this is by far my best haul for obvious reasons.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Revlon Lip Glide Color Gloss in Patent Leather Pink

So my ladies! today we have Revlon Lip Glide Color Gloss under my magnifying glass.
Starting with the packaging, I loved the pen and cap packing with a clear tube so that you can see the color right through it. I was particularly attracted to the clicker thing. You turn the clicker and the product oozes out on the tilted applicator sponge. As you apply it, it glides smoothly and silkily on your lips. Such fun, eh?!
But be careful to take out only the amount of product you need, you sure don't wanna waste the product..
The packaging is well secure. The clicker doesn't click on its own and the cap stays put.
The clicker is fun.. 
..and that's when the product oozes out on the sponge applicator. (I know this capture ain't that good)
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Coming to the color and color payoff. This amazing product seems the same on lips as in the tube which means the color pay off is too good. It wasn't sticky as it is my biggest horror from a lip product.
 I had serious problems with the staying power as it doesn't last for more than 2 hours on lips but since you need to apply a lil bit of product on lips and this lil product goes a long way; I don't mind reapplying it every now and then. It gives the creamy finish of a lipstick but indeed it's a gloss and yeah! it was way too hydrating for a gloss. I don't need to apply my lip balm under it.
Isn't it just beautiful?

Overview:
Brand: Revlon
Product: Revlon Lipglide Color Gloss
Color: Patent Leather Pink
Pros: Hydrating, Non sticky, Excellent color pay off
Cons: Poor staying power
Price:  £2.25 but since I bought it from the discount store Love Cosmetics (see haul here...) I got it for £1.99

So beauties! How do you like this creamy gloss? Don't forget to comment. I love you all. <3





Friday, 7 September 2012

NOTD- Etude Power Lasting

I am not a metallic nail color person but bought this shade since I couldn't resist this silvery green and it is.... Etude Power Lasting Nail Color.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

24 shade Pro Immaculate Collection Palette by Makeup Academy

Here comes an eyeshadow palette that's certainly a winner with me for obvious reasons. MUA Immaculate Collection Palette

MUA says: 

MUA Pro's fantastic collection of 24 highly pigmented eye shadows with both matte and shimmer finish to suit every tone and taste. This must have beauty bargain offers ladies a unique palette containing a selection of the hottest new A/W fashion forward eye shadows as well some of MUA’s best selling much loved shades from brown shimmer tones to nude and natural hues.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Eid Greetings & my Chand Raat Haul

Hello my lovelies,
Those who who are celebrating Eid today would be busy in preparing for Eid.. dresses, jewellery, shoes, homemade traditional dishes and and and..
I would share my Chand Raat ( Night marking the end of the Holy month of fasting; Ramadhan and beginning of the festival of Eid) haul with you quickly. I went out with my sisters and couldn't resist what a hand made Italian dough jewellery stall had to offer. The stuff was so cute that I had to share it with you all.  Here's my buy...!

Saturday, 18 August 2012

My haul @ Love cosmetics

Hello lovelies! I just got my order from Love Cosmetics and I can't wait to share it with you. Love cosmetics is an online store which sells Branded cosmetics on discount rates. Given my obsession for pinks, nudes and peaches this season I placed my order of these lipsticks and I am too happy with my purchase while saving some bucks!! Here's my buy

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Ludanmei Terracotta Compact Blush and eyeshadow

Hello My beauties, I am going to share with you two of my favourite on the go blusher/highlighter/eyeshadow for summer from Ludanmei which is a Chinese brand. Yes! a Chinese brand and in the beginning I was fairly sceptical about it but here are my thoughts after almost 5 months of use.
Shade 12 is a soft pink-coral-shimmery-highly pigmented shade. During summers, I just swirl this one across the apples of my cheeks to give that natural glow and skip the blush. I also apply it lightly on my eye lids and pair it with a lightbrown eyeliner for a light and subtle summer look!
For nights, I usually wear it as a highlighter.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Clinique- Take the day off makeup remover for lids, lashes and lips

Is removing eye makeup always a hassle for you? Do you find removing matte lipsticks cumbersome? and do you hate it when water proof mascara sticks to your lashes and doesn't come off with the makeup remover? Well my beauties, we used to be in the same pool but now I'm out of it. I am going to share a product with you all which has become my ultimate favorite over the times and that is Clinique-Take the day off makeup remover, for lids, lashes and lips.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Luscious Foundation Stick- Review & Swatches

Hello my beauties, Let's have a deep insight into a foundation widely reviewed by Pakistani Beauty bloggers but I thought to add my two pennies too and share my experience about it..
 Yes~~ I am talking about Luscious's Foundation Stick.

Luscious says: 
A revolutionary Brightening Cream Foundation infused with Licorice extract for a visibly fairer complexion, this ultra-smooth and lightweight formula provides a soft matte finish.
Designed for easy application and adjustable coverage, the creamy formula effortlessly glides across your skin for a long lasting, radiant result. Makes your skin feel pampered and velvety while covering dark areas and blemishes for a perfectly skin tone.
Dermatologist Tested
Suitable for all skin types, except extremely oily skin
I say: 
Starting with packaging, it's a sleek, metallic cylinder

Sunday, 5 August 2012

My mini haul @ Luscious

Seems like I have been doing a lot of tid-bits shopping here and there. Just this morning I shared with you my mini haul at http://www.just4girls.pk/ and now I got my order from Luscious and here it is

My mini haul @ just4girls.pk

This time in Pakistan on vacations, I ordered from one of the most popular sites for makeup products in Pakistan http://www.just4girls.pk/
I got a confirmation call from the department just before they dispatched my order, which is a kind gesture. The items were safely packaged in a bubble wrap and enclosed in a box with my order invoice included. I got my order within 5 days of ordering and here it is.. :)

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Sephora Collection Summer Harmony Gloss-Review and Swatches



If you are a person like me who is taken away by nice packaging, you'll definitely go insane to get this beauty; named Sephora Summer Harmony Gloss as I did.

Friday, 27 July 2012

TOP 10 MOST-REVIEWED FOUNDATIONS

TOP 10 MOST-REVIEWED FOUNDATIONS

I found this article in a webzine and thought to share with my lovely beauties and fellow bloggers. So there you go~ 

Bare Minerals- Try. Believe. Love. Kit

I love myself when I make use of nice deals and here's one which I found out by Bare Minerals and that is a Try.Believe.Love kit. Its a 6 piece starter kit.
Yes! you read it right.. STARTER kit but who minds this title when you are getting $76 high end products for only $20??!!
Have a look at what it includes



















Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sweet Touch Lipstick

Hello My beauties.. I am going to review one of my most used lipsticks in summer. I don't know why but I tend to pick it up whenever I am wearing pink or white.. The sheen and shine cheers me up!

Here is my lipstick..
and here is what remains! ;) 

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Handmade Bio Jewelry- The cutest gift ever!!

Who doesn't like surprises and gifts? I got this all in one when my baby sister gave me a packet from her trip back from U.S and here is what it had

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Winner!! YaAAyYyY!!

Hello my ladies, 
After carefully verifying the entries, I have chosen the lucky winner through a lucky draw



and the lucky lady is 







Hiba Mohsin.
Hiba! Congratulations!!! :) please inbox me your address and telephone # on the Facebook page within 2 days. 

This Give-away was for Pakistan only, Coming up with an International give-away soon.

I love you all! xoxo

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sephora Collection Lip Attitude- Star

Sephora says: 
What it is:Shimmering, glossy lip color.What it does:The perfect mix of lipstick and lip gloss, Lip Attitude - Star glides on easily, providing rich, long-lasting color and just the right amount of shimmer. Plus, the non-drying formula leaves lips looking and feeling moist.


Monday, 16 July 2012

Fragrance Mist (Coconut and Lime) by Bodycology

Here's what I got as a gift from my sis all the way from U.S
Its a Fragrance mist which is different from Perfume and Body splash/mist in a way that it is not very long lasting but gives you that burst of freshness when you leave home for work, exercise or a long summer walk.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Blue Heaven Xpression Kajal

When I say "BEST BARGAIN"..  I mean this Arabian Kohl I spotted at a local market on my last trip to UAE . I tried it just like that on my hand and OoOo'o la la! I bought 2 at once. One for myself and the other for my sisters back home. Don't believe me when I say it's so pigmented? Have a look and decide for yourself!






Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Rose

Hello beauties..!! Here I come with a review of a lipstick that's my makeup partner on the go for 2 weeks now.. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Rose

Elizabeth Arden says:
This lustrous, color-saturated lipstick is infused with Volulip™ and delivers brilliant, moisturizing, color-lasting comfort shine, for plumper, fuller-looking lips. Lips look fuller, more defined ... and feel youthfully smooth, soft and nourished. Ceramide Triple Complex helps strengthen and re-texturize skin's appearance, holding in vital skin-plumping moisture. Lips look fuller and younger. Contours seem more defined.
Features and Benefits:
Ultra-brilliant color, radiant shine, and lips feel moisturized for up to 20 hours.
Infused with Volulip™, a new ultra-plumping agent
so that lips appear fuller and more plumped.
Reduces appearance of vertical lines on lips, and soothes, protects, and preserves lips.
Plumps lips with moisture-enriched pigments.

The Ceramide Ultra Lipstick case makes a luxurious fashion statement. Embossed with a design inspired by the iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door, this sleek column of richly- textured golden metal is a precious accessory meant to be seen and admired.


Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

I have been raving to review this Product since I bought it last month but I had to give it enough time to delve deeper into the Pros and Cons and here I come with the review.
Rimmel says:

STAY MATTE PRESSED POWDER
Controls shine for up to 12 hours. Minimises the appearance of pores with a natural, matte finish. You won't go out without it!

Friday, 29 June 2012

A lovely haul at Clinique~



Who doesn’t love a beauty bonus, eh?

Clinique produces high-end, quality cosmetics but are not available in Pakistan. 3-4 times a year they offer seasonal bonuses which are great grabs. This Clinique deal was bought back in February. It was available at Clinique counter in my sis’s university in USA.  If you had the voucher, you would get the bonus bag (and enclosed cosmetics within) when you shop worth $30. 

Thursday, 28 June 2012

30 fans give-away!!!

Here's celebrating my 30 fans on my blog page on FaceBook. I am so excited to have these fans in a couple of weeks. I hope my FB page and blog grows to 30k fans and followers in an equally short span of time. ;)Here is what you get! A delicate, shiny and shimmery jewellery set.. My latest addition to my jewellery collection..! 




Saturday, 23 June 2012

Latest Haul at Elizabeth Arden

I grabbed this amazing deal by Elizabeth Arden across International stores.
Have a look. ;)
It consists of a wonderful perfume: Elizabeth Arden- 5th Avenue Nights

Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Mask

I usually prefer herbal products when it comes to skin care. This time I grabbed this Neem Face mask by Himalaya Herbals and its been 2 weeks that I am using it. What caught my attention were the active ingredients; NEEM and TURMERIC.
Here are my thoughts about it.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012

Jergens Skin Smoothing Cellular Renewal Mosturizer

I attended a grooming workshop lately and the expert couldn't emphasize enough on the use of exfoliator for a healthy skin. I did a bit of homework on the use of exfoliation and since then was on the look out for a good one. A month ago I got hold of Jergens Skin Smoothing Cellular Renewal Mosturizer and I am very-very-very happy with the effects.

Clean and Clear Morning Energy skin brightening daily facial wash.

Today I am going to review my SUMMER CRUSH...
To be honest, the colour of the product attracted me when I was about to pick my regular-time tested face wash. 
I bought it for two reasons. 
1. I trust products by Johnsons and Johnsons. (Makers of clean and clear range)
2. It claimed to be oil free- good for my combination skin. 


Clean and Clear says: 
Oil free with bursting beads, clean and Clear Morning energy wakes you up and brightens your skin. Enriched with Lemon and Papaya extracts.
It has a gentle formula which is enriched with Papaya and Lemon extracts to gently foam as you wash.  




I say:
The product has a unique Citrus-Papaya smell. I expected it to be more lemony but its more on the papaya side.  It has fine, yellow beads which are mentholated and after applying it gives a COOOOOOOL sensation to your face which makes this face wash a perfect "Morning Energy Facewash."It has very fine shimmer which I feared would stick to my skin making me a disco ball but it didn't happen. This shimmer gives that glitz and sheen  to the product. See for yourself.

After 2 weeks of use, I didn't have any breakouts. It gives good lather and my skin feels hydrated. Since I have combination skin, any oil free face wash leaves the area around my lips very dry but this product hydrated the area where as oily T zone and cheeks were clean and oil free. However if your skin is very oily, this is not the right product for you. It cleanses your face, its oil free but its not "oil regulating", I change the Face wash in those days when my skin becomes very oily and greasy.

Pocket Matters:
I bought it for PKR 550 which is a fair deal and I guess I'll go for it again especially in summer.

Overview:
Brand: Clean and Clear
Product: Clean and Clear Morning Energy skin brightening daily facial wash.
Quantity: 150 ml
Price: PKR 550
Pros: Light, refreshing, oil free
Cons: Not for very oily skin.

Are you also a fan of Clean and Clear products? Share your views and *Shine*!! <3




Sunday, 15 January 2012

Karaja Paint Stick.

I came across Karaja Paint Stick when I saw one of my friends with a kinda dull skin wearing a glowing complexion and I couldn't help asking the foundation she was using which she told was Karaja Paint Stick.
I also got one for myself but to be honest I had reservations as to how would it come along.. So far I am happy with my find. The name has "paint" in it but applying it hasn't given that ''painting'' kinda look to my face but a very natural one.
The shade I got is 3W. 
It looked alarmingly white as a swatch.

..... but on blending it was just my right skin tone. I have a wheatish complexion towards a bit of fair side and the yellow undertone in the stick blended well with my it and here's what I got. Matte, Natural and Blended.
In the picture below, just  have a keen eye and you can see that I have applied the stick onto my hand but not on wrist. there is no sharp contrast in the color of hand and wrist. The stick has not made my skin any whiter but has given a clean finish to the skin. Just don't mind that childhood scar on my hand. ;)

So, in a nutshell I recommend this paint stick. Since my T Zone is very oily so the only draw back I encountered was that in around 2 hours, my T Zone got very shiny and highlighted and I had to smother it down with my face powder. I wore it for 6 hours and it stayed fresh, didn't cake up or form layers. I felt it a bit heavy on my face but it was tolerable. It blended it with my fingertips and it was a bit tricky but as you see, it came up well.

Yes/No:  
I recommend it for a fresh, natural, matte look for those who have normal skin. Its GOOD for Combination/Oily skin for evening out but not during day when sunshine can make and then, oily skin oilier and applying face powder off and on  is a hassle, I understand.

Pocket Matters:
I bought it for PKR 510 but have seen variable price on different stores. Just add or subtract 20. 


Overview: 
Brand: Karaja
Product Type: Foundation stick. Price: PKR 510
Pros: Natural, Blends well, Matte
Cons: Takes a bit of effort for blending.
Oily skin/areas get oily in like 2 hours and matte finish/ look is lost. 
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