Friday, October 31, 2014

#WeeklyEssential 02

#WeeklyEssential 02

These are the makeup items i had used pretty much last few weeks and even when i was travelling. I just wanted a quick makeup look which was not too madeup as well as made me look naturally glam ,so below are the list of products which have been my weekly essential. 






  • Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray: Honestly i had no idea what i was missing until i started using it . I have tried urbndecay all nighter long lasting makeup setting spray but for the price and ease of availability, this is pretty hard to beat. Stage line Makeup Fixer Spray keeps my makeup intact for hours, and overall just sets it really well! It adds hours to my makeup wear. This is my HG and i would keep repurchasing . Read my detailed review here
  • Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick: Bourjois Paris is one the brands which is very closer to my heart and i love trying out their products and their new releases always excite me. Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick looks gorgeous on my tanned skin and even I tried it on my cousin with nc20 skin tone and it looked equally beautiful on her too. Its one of those shades which just lifts up your mood and makes you look more alive if you are wearing nothing but this lipstick. I am wearing Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 here.Check out swatches and review here
  • MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skin finish:  I have had MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skin finish (Review here) from its original release when it was released as a part of Extra Dimension collection. Mac superb is a gorgeous warm peachy champagne color with hint of bronze. It could be quite metallic, so i will recommend using a duo fibre brush for applying. Due to its metallic-ness ,it bounces the light which give skin more radiance and glow .I am wearing MAC Superb Extra Dimension Skin finish here
  • Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Makeup: : I love trying out new foundations and this I always eyed but never bought. But couple of month ago, I finally bought the Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in shade pure beige .I LOVE it. It works beautifully with me combination skin. It is creamy liquid which blends effortlessly with fingers or any foundation flat top kabuki. I love the result of it when I applied it the original beauty blender. It is semi matte and gives medium to full coverage which I love in my foundations. End result is a beautiful natural looking face
  •  Maybelline the colossal kajal 12H extra black :If you felt that Maybelline original colossal    was good but not great and lacked something then Voila! Here comes the new Maybelline the colossal kajal 12H extra black , It has almost everything you every wanted in the original colossal kajal . It is blacker, creamier formula which glides effortlessly, ‘almost’ smudge proof and staying power is way better. The formula is a big thumb up from me but the packaging does need some improvement. You can read the maybelline colossal kajal review here
  •  The Balm Instain Blush In Houndstooth: It is my first ever The balm blush and i am glad i got this exact shade. When it comes to blushes , i prefer pinks and bit bolder shades. It is a pinkish-plum with a satin finish. The shade is so beautiful and brightens up the whole look.The texture is velvety soft and very easy to blend. 



I love to know what you have been rocking this week?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection

Yet another Mac collection , this time its with Nasty Gal, the style destination for risk-takers and tastemakers, in a high-intensity collection of shades as daring and dramatic as the #GIRLBOSS herself, Sophia Amoruso. Deep purple, bombshell red and rich burgundy lipsticks pair perfectly with a fiery nail lacquer. This season, style has attitude, and so do you.

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection

The collection will be available to shop on Dec. 4 and include three lipsticks and one red nail polish. If you're all about bright shades and colors, this one's not for you: Shades are on the darker side of the color palette and come with the sort of '90s vibe you find in Nasty Gal clothing.


Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • Stunner Clean red (Matte)
  • Runner Burgundy (Matte)
  • Gunner Deep purple (Matte)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  •  Flaming Rose True red (Creme) (Permanent)

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection lipsticks

MAC x Nasty Gal Collection nail lacquer

I am particularly digging the beautiful red. Lately I have been into reds and Its been a year and I am still not over reds. This collection releases on December 4,2014 at MAC locations and maccosmetics.com; February 2015 at select international locations . 

If you are in Pakistan and want to get your order Mac cosmetics or get your on these  ,you can order through Facebook pages like Mac addict , Makeup&Accessories , Hash ,Amor and Brandhub



Sunday, October 26, 2014

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette 

 





What it is:
A limited-edition, holiday cheek palette with the bestselling Laguna Bronzing Powder and Deep Throat Blush, Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush, and Sex Fantasy and Final Cut. 

What it does:
Dust on an array of cheek looks with the ultimate palette for bronzing and blushing, contouring, and sculpting. Create modern, sexy cheeks with this high-density powdered blush and bronzer palette, featuring the exclusive Laced with Edge Holiday packaging and carton. 

This set contains: 
- 0.15 oz Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush Powder 
- 3 x 0.15 oz Blush in Sex Fantasy (pale lavender pink), Deep Throat (sheer peach), Final Cut (peach coral) 
- 0.35 oz Laguna Bronzing Powder (brown with gold shimmer) 

Price & Availability : $65 and available at sephora.com 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cute Designer Tops for Ladies Available Online in Pakistan-Kaymu.pk

Cute Designer Tops for Ladies Available Online in Pakistan

Pakistan has developed quite an impressive fashion scene. Not very long ago, designers were mostly concerned with traditional clothes, improving upon our cultural dresses and coming up with new ideas. However, with increased globalization, western fashion has penetrated into Pakistan as well. Fashion campaigns such as Bridal Couture Week have become the norm, and many people take inspiration from the models who walk the runways at these shows. There are hundreds of fashions designers currently working in Pakistan.

When it comes to women’s fashion, a top is a year-round piece that goes well with everything. Whether it is an eastern-inspired kurti with traditional motifs or a fancy lace top to be worn with jeans, Pakistani designers have everything covered. If you want to go for a modern piece of clothing, opt for lace as the fabric of choice. Lace tops look especially classy in light colors such as beige, lilac, powder pink, and ivory. They can be paired with jeans for a casual look, while a gold-accented belt and high heels can transform the very same outfit into one fit for the evening.
Designers seem to be especially smitten with vintage looks this year. Ruffled collars and sleeves are quite a popular style for tops as they add a whole lot of character to the dress. This look appeals to women especially in the winters as a ruffled collar can provide the perfect base to wear a simple chic coat on. Other vintage looks such as puffy sleeves and embroidered necklines have also become quite popular.





Another style that is in vogue these days is peplum. Suitable for skinny, tall girls, it complements your figure and imparts a sleek, polished look to your outfit. Although it made its return around a year or so ago, it has remained on the catwalks and continues to be one of the most popular designs for tops. Peplum tops are usually made in a stiff cloth so as to make the border of the top more prominent. They can be worn with jeans or trousers.
In order to have some fun with the tops that you choose, make sure you go for funky colors that bring out your personality. Neons are the most preferred set of colors with neon pink and green items selling like hot cakes. Not too long ago, pants and jeans in vibrant colors were in fashion, however, this trend has moved onto tops this season.

To make your life even easier, now you can shop for tops online. Stores that sell clothing online such as kaymu.pk have a huge variety of designer tops for you to choose from. You will never miss out on seasonal sales and discounts if you subscribe to newsletters and updates; in fact you will receive timely alerts for new items. These facilities are not available when you are physically shopping for clothes. Thus it is no wonder that people especially women have resorted to shopping for clothing online.

Tarte Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek Set

Tarte Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek Set $10
Tarte Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek


Okay ! I have been good and tried to resist the temptation ordering anything from #Holiday2014 collections. But i gotta admit this cute set might break my silence


This set contains: 
- 0.05 oz Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in Mirage (soft peachy pink) 
- 0.17 oz Cheek stain in Fantasy (champagne highlighter) 


These budget friendly fly off shelves so, if you want to own this awsome duo, you should hurry and place an order.

This Tarte Pigment of Imagination Deluxe Cheek Set is available at sephora for $10 and right  now it is online exclusive only.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin – Review


Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin
I still remember when i was in my teens, i was pretty new to makeup and everything related to beauty. I have always had a hard time choosing foundation , It was hard to choose the right shade and something with the right  amount of coverage and of course with the affordable price. Then i was introduced to Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin

revlon colorstay foundation review- Want makeup that is flawless and weightless for 16 perfect hours? Revlon has the solution - ColorStay™ Makeup with SoftFlex™.Specially formulated for normal or dry skin, this oil-free, moisture-balanced formula gives you flawless looking skin. Makeup looks fresh and feels great for up to 16 hours thanks to the lightweight, comfortable feel from the SoftFlex ColorStay™ Formula. Medium to full coverage, with SPF 15 protection*.
 

Revlon ColorStay Foundation Normal Dry skin after application

I remember standing at Alfatah for hours, looking confused. Then came the day , when i was introduced to the magical world of Revlon Color stay foundation.When I first purchased this foundation back in I dunno 2006?? I got it in Normal / dry skin formula and Shade MEDIUM BEIGE. But now I am more tanned (NC35) and shade which suits me more is natural tan in Revlon ColorStay Foundation. Now let me share one thing I noticed when I was picking up this foundation at walmart. The shades are different in each formula e.g : the golden beige was tad lighter in Revlon ColorStay Foundation Combination/Oily compared to Revlon ColorStay Foundation normal/dry. So if you are buying this foundation online , do your homework and google as many swatches as you can to get your perfect match. My mom is NC30 and she wear Revlon ColorStay Foundation Combination Oily skin in golden beige.


Revlon ColorStay Foundation Golden Beige comparison with Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Natural Tan

Revlon ColorStay Foundation Golden Beige comparison with Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Natural Tan
Revlon ColorStay Foundation Golden Beige comparison with Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Natural Tan
L-R Revlon ColorStay Foundation Normal Dry skin in natural tan & Revlon ColorStay Foundation Combination Oily skin Golden beige - (swatch)


PROS:
  • Revlon Colorstay contains SPF 15
  • You need a little , so it gies a long a wayy
  • Love the wide range of tones offered, and also offers  different formulas for oily/combination skin as well as normal, and dry.
  • I have sensitive skin , and It never broke me out
  • Availability
  • It blends well with my skin, and it give good medium- full  coverage. 
  • i have dry skin, but i didn't notice it caking or drying out .
  • This foundation holds up well in humid weather,we have crazy humidity these days , and this foundation didn't disappoint me

Cons :
  • It dries quickly so best way to apply is to do it in small sections and work quickly
  • Feels a bit sticky when you  first start applying. I recommended using a stippling brush or Fingers
  • Harder to remove , use makeup remover wipes instead of washing face
  • I wish it came come with a pump


I hardly wear makeup in summers, but when i am going out in humid , hot weather i take a small amount of Revlon Colorstay,  and mix it with my favorite moisturizer and apply with my Coastal scents Stipple brush / ELF powder brush. It gives me such natural glow . Love it

Price: Rs 2335
Availability: Revlon retailer at Scentaions outlets, Alfatah stores in lahore, 
Internationally -  Ulta, US drusgtores, Boots
Selection: Comes in two formulas Revlon ColorStay Foundation Combination/Oily skin
 & Revlon ColorStay Foundation Normal Dry skin (

Overall:I would recommend Revlon ColorStay Foundation to anyone looking for a good affordable foundation. It is hard to find a foundation of this caliber with the ease of availability in Pakistan . Its a kind of foundation which i will never get bored of .


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray-Review

Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray Review

Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray

If you are like me and always wished there was one magic product which will not only help your makeup melting in the hot summer days but also convenient to carry and use,then i introduce you to this magic product Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray, Honestly i had no idea what i was missing until i started using it . I have tried urbndecay all nighter long lasting makeup setting spray but for the price and ease of availability,this is pretty hard to beat.  

Stageline Makeup Fixer SpraFixes make up to avoid stains on clothes and any deterioration of the make up from smudging due to sweat etc. Allows the make up to remain unchanged all day long.Great alternative to setting powder
Makeup setting sprays come in different types for different skin types and also have different purposes. A good setting spray will not only increase the longevity of your makeup but also it help to prevent your makeup from fading, creasing, or even look cakey. There are different types of setting sprays like some give you a dewy finish, some will keep a matte finish and help to control oil.

This is amazzziing and now my HG. I don't know how i survived without this for so long . I have a combination skin, Oily T zone and dry face. So when i am done appying my makeup, i spray it at the recommended distance of 40-50cm from face. It feels sticky at first, let it dry completely and avoid re-applying . Once its dries, My makeup stayes put for more than 8 hours and even the i noticed my blush lasts much longer than usual.  Since i have dry face , if i apply bit too much powder , I will spray once with stageline makeup fixer and it takes away the powdery look. Once sets completely ,it doesn't feel sticky or uncomfortable on the skin. 

Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray

Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray

Pros:

Alcohol free.
For All skin types.
Sprays even fine mist.
Skin doesnt feel sticky or dry after application.
It will not only increase the longevity of your makeup but also it help to prevent your makeup from fading.
It makes your finishes look not cakey at all.
Very affordable.

Cons:

Honestly can't think of any right now



Price: Rs 695/-
Availability just4girls.pk ,Beautyarena.pk Daraz.pk , and available all across Pakistan at Stage Line counters. Find stores here .Check out Stageline professionals facebook for latest products and offers
Overall:Honestly i had no idea what i was missing until i started using it . I have tried urbndecay all nighter long lasting makeup setting spray but for the price and ease of availability,this is pretty hard to beat. Stageline Makeup Fixer Spray keeps my makeup intact for hours, and overall just sets it really well! It adds hours to my makeup wear.This is my HG and i would keep repurchasing .




Monday, October 20, 2014

Imran Khan Stole/Scarf - Shopdaily.pk



Its almost fall/winters here and i love this weather, hot beverages, warm fuzzy clothes,and absolutely love winter accessories from fuzzy socks,gloves,and also scarves. Its not necessary that you only have to wear western clothes to rock it . There are so many different ways you can make a scarf work according to your outfit of the day. Like If we love carrying bags everyday , so tie a scarf into a bag,add it your hair as fancy head wrap, or just simple give a boho look by tying it loosely to your pony tail or use as bandana ,Add flair to a simple outfit by draping a large, scarf over your shoulders.It can also used as a tiny cape,with a scarf draped gently over your shoulders. 

Now Lets talk about this trendy IK stole. When it comes to politics i am the last person in my family who would participate in any ongoing political discussion but i am partial when it come to Imran khan or heck Salman khan ;) 
I was super thrilled to get this  very trendy IK stole, The material is malai lawn and the length is pretty long so you can wear it in different styles.It is indeed a fashion statement . It is available is two colors Red and green. 
Imran Khan Stole-Every revolution was a first thought in one man's mind. Celebrate Pakistan's youth revolution with this Imran Khan stole, and definitely show your love, respect and support for your favorite leader.

Price & Availability : Imran Khan stole is available at shopdaily.pk ,It is by Iconic apparel which is exclusively available at this site. The price for Imran Khan stole is PKR 1500/- and shipping takes 2-3 working days.



New- LUX Velvet Touch Soap Bar




Fawad Khan & Iman Ali together in romantic TVC sequence...we knew the couple has magic all written all over them.I am sure all of you must have watched the new lux commercial where we see 
They are two of Pakistan’s most popular celebrities. Fawad Khan is wonderful and one of the most handsome Pakistani actors of this generation, & Iman Ali is enhancing as any Greek goddess.

They both have starred together in the Pakistani blockbuster “Khuda Kay Liey” few years ago . Now we are seeing their sizzling magic in the latest commercial by Lux.  Discover the story of the world's most iconic beauty soap bar, and the glamour of Lux star studded legacy. 



House of Lux recently introduced the most iconic beauty soap, LUX in a new avatar. The fragrant soap that has made generations of women feel fabulous with its luscious skin treats is now enhanced with moisturizing silk essence and a world class fragrance.Noticeable softness that can't help attracting glances of admiration .

Enjoy the sensation of clean, moisturized and radiant skin with Lux Soft Touch and Lux Velvet Touch. Enriched with the exclusive Silk Protein Extract, a moisturizing ingredient known for helping to hold the moisture in the skin, it forms a light creamy layer on skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and moisturised.  
Bathe in LUX Velvet Touch’s luxurious lather and step out with skin that invites the caress. With moisturising SilkEssenceTM, Jasmine and Almond Oil, it’s time to bid dry skin adieu!
TOP NOTE  Bergamot, Leafy Greens, Peach
HEART NOTE  Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Ylang Ylang
BASE NOTE Musk, Amber, Vanilla

A concoction to evoke -Confident, Indulgent and Alluring feelings
About Lux:

As soon as i opened the gift basket i was sent ,the scent was very noticeable even all soaps were still in their packaging , My mom being a big Lux soap fan, she approved the soaps at the first sniff. The fragrance is very different from the regular lux soaps, its stronger and more captivating and it definitely lingers on for a while and if you are like me you will keep sniffing yourself..haha i know i sound weird. LUX has not only introduced the new fragrance but also comes in a new attractive design with beautifully carved small flowers on the actual soap bar. I am in love with the scent and i would for sure recommend anyone who like trying new soaps to give this a try and for a price tag of pkr 46/- you cant go wrong.The new floral range is a celebration of the senses, giving discerning women - and men - the luxury of indulging in irresistible fragrances composed by world renowned perfume experts from leading global fragrance houses.

Special thanks to Lux/Unilever for the most amazing scented giftbox,myself,my room and my bathroom smells heavenly right now .

I also got the TBS Indian night jasmine which needs a seperate post of its own, Man ! do i smell amazing these days . 

Catch Lux Pakistan on Facebook for latest offers and details .

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Hour Lipstick- Review,Photos,Swatch


Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Hour Lipstick
Nothing makes me happier than finding a perfect lipstick with the semi matte formula. Sometimes the shade is just eh ! or sometimes formula is meh ! but bourjois #29 Cerise sur le lipstick from Rouge Edition 12 hours range is jusstttttt purrfecct.  The Rouge Edition lipstick range is expanding. Introducing Rouge Edition 12 hours,. the new long-lasting lipstick from Bourjois!
It looks gorgeous on my tanned skin and even I tried it on my cousin with nc20 skin tone and it looked equally beautiful on her too. Its one of those shades which just lifts up your mood and makes you look more alive if you are wearing nothing but this lipstick.
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 Hour Lipstick is a new long lasting 12 hour formula. The creamy texture contains shea butter and colour-fixing silk powders, leaving the lips feeling soft and velvety with a semi matte finish.
The most requested lipstick shade ever, Pamplemousse is making a comeback in the new Rouge Edition 12 Hour range. The shade, a pearly coral, first launched in 2000 and became an instant top seller. Since it's discontinuation in 2007 UK lipstick fans have been championing for its return. So desperate are consumers to get their hands on it, die-hard fans have been purchasing the original shade of Pamplemousse on eBay for up to £100!

Right now available in 8 high-trend shades 

·   28 Pamplemousse pour p’tites frimousses: A pearly coral brought back by popular demand this shade was originally launched in the pour la vie lipstick range and has been the most requested shade since. A real cult classic!
·   29 Cerise sur le lipsticknon-pearly, vitamin-enhanced orange-red
·  30 Prune afterworkdark and very chic plum
·31 Beige shooting: "So easy" nude beige.
· 32 Rose vanitya soft rose
·  33 Pêche cocooning: fresh peach
·34 Cherry my chérie: pure, deep and sophisticated red.
· 35 Entry VIP: raspberry red

I have the shade #29, which is described as an orange red. But from swatches below you can see it transforms more of a soft coral on me and orange is more dominating . I was never fond of corals ,it just made me look more tanned but this shade is pure love. If i am in hurry and i want a bright lipstick , i will grab it. The formula satin , its semi matte and if you are very dry lips, it may accentuate the dryness or fine lines.The formula is pigmented, creamy and applies like a dream.I havent noticed any particular scent and they last pretty well , i say better than your average lipsticks but i have yet to test the 12hrs claim.
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick 


Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick 

Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick -applied
Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick-swatch (left-right Revlon kissable lipstain rendevous , DMGM xtreme matte chubby stick andBourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 )

  • Pros
No feathering and bleeding,even if no lipliner is used
Creamy and comfortable on the lips. 
Semi matte finish
smooth application
Packaging is adorable
No scents
shade i have reviewed is bright but very wearable.
  • Cons:

Price 
Shade range is limited
may accentuate dry patches or fineline if you have dry lips





Overall : Bourjois Paris is one the brands which is very closer to my heart and i love trying out their products and their new releases always excite me. Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 Cerise sur le lipstick looks gorgeous on my tanned skin and even I tried it on my cousin with nc20 skin tone and it looked equally beautiful on her too. Its one of those shades which just lifts up your mood and makes you look more alive if you are wearing nothing but this lipstick.I am wearing Bourjois Rouge Edition 12 hours #29 here
Price & Availability: £7.99 (Boots) PKR approx 1225 ,Online at beautyarena.pk Just4girls.pk and bourjois retailers  across Pakistan. 




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet Touch Lash Boost Mascara - Review & swatches


This review has been long due, the day I got it , I was leaving for Lahore, I stayed there for 10 days and this was my go to mascara, then came eid and I chose to use it and here I am today finally reviewing the sweet touch lash boost mascara.

The mascara that makes an average lash super long and ultra-dark, Gives intense yet light weight coverage to elevate the eye l ash dramatic new heights 
The mascara has the cutest packaging; it comes in a cute chubby black tube with hot pink lettering, the wand is perfect for my barely there lashes and covers each and every lash. This mascara adds great length but a lot of volume which I prefer in my perfect kind of mascaras.  The formula is great, it’s not very wet or dry and easy to apply. But the downside is if you aren’t careful, while applying but tends to clump and It made my lashes clumpy and spidery when I tried to layer it. I haven’t noticed any smudging or flaking once it’s dry and removal of this mascara is easy with a regular makeup remover or soap and water. 
Price-wise it is indeed a bargain if you are blessed with thick lashes. This mascara does not provide significant thickening but it does a great job at separating and lengthening the lashes. The formula is great for everyday wear and I haven’t noticed any irritation or redness. My preferred way of using it on top of another mascara, and it just gives my lashes that extra length to make them stand out the way I want .








  • Pros

Everyday mascara
Cute chubby packaging
Affordable price tag
Light weight coverage is perfect for everyday wear
Easily available
Looks very natural if you have naturally thick eyelashes

  • Cons

Tends to clump,
Doesn’t give much of volume to the lashes




Overall It is easy a great everyday mascara if you want your lashes to look natural and its is easy to work with and lengthens the lashes with some curl with hardly any volume . I am not totally wowed by it but I when i am in hurry and want a this a  no fuss everyday mascara this is the one i would pick.
Price & availability : Sweet Touch Lash Boost Mascara costs PKR 499/-  Sweet touch products are easily available at all makeup city outlets and leading stores nationwide. Check out sweet touch facebook for latest offer .





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