Thursday, February 26, 2015

La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream & Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion

Living in a world of extremes, your skin encounters heat, cold, changing climates and pollution on a daily basis.
Coupled with travel, stress and extremes, you and your skin must be able to adapt – with more resilience than ever to fight the first signs of aging.
For 2015, La Prairie expands the collection to include Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream, fighting the first signs of aging around the eye area and Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Emulsion, a light-as-air daily moisturizer.  By way of the collection namesake ingredient, Swiss Ice Crystal Complex, and new ingredients formulated specifically into the new launches, La Prairie brings your skin resilience to fight the first signs of aging like never before.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Royal Revolution by Katy Perry

"In some ways wearing fragrance is like putting on an invisible suit of luxurious armor. I want Royal Revolution to inspire women to make their own rules and embrace the idea that beauty and inner confidence can come together to become your secret weapon.”
- Katy Perry

Katy Perry doesn’t break the rules; she makes the rules. Her unconventional artistic vision is at the core of her newest fragrance.


Killer Queen’s Royal Revolution by Katy Perry

A fragrance that is as beautiful as it is bold, as royal as it is rebellious.

The Fragrance
Top Notes
Pink Freesia

Middle Notes
Orange Flower
Jasmine Petals

Base Notes
Black Thorn
Skin Musk

Vanilla Orchid
Tantalizing top notes of pink freesia kissed by the nectar of ruby-red pomegranate captivate the senses. Middle notes of sandalwood balanced with sheer orange flower and velvety jasmine petals create a soft, delicate floral heart guarded by the Mystical Blackthorn. Sexy musk and soft vanilla orchid linger on the skin, ensuring an unrivaled and unforgettable dry-down.

Known in the Dark Ages for its magical powers and used in spells of impenetrable protection, the Mystical Blackthorn epitomizes the balance of feminine beauty and wild rebellion with its delicate white flowers protected by its prickly ebony bark.

The Bottle

Inspired by the beauty, strength and intensity of a royal sapphire the bottle mesmerizes with multiple facets and brilliant shades of blue. The cap in an armor inspired gun-metal tone portrays fearless courage while showcasing Katy Perry’s custom royal crest.

The Collection*

Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum 100 ml : 265AED
Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum 50 ml : 195AED
Katy Perry Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz:  $49
Katy Perry Royal Revolution Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz  :$59.00

Point of sale:
UAE- Wojooh, Sephora, Areej, and all major retailers.
Worlswide : Macys ,Ulta

Saturday, February 21, 2015

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania Review ,Swatch

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania
After seeing endless photos on my intsa and facebook feed, I could'nt resisted and decided to find out what's that hype is all about after all. I was totally drawn towards two not-so-easy to find shades NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania and Monte Carlo. Today i will be talking about NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania. 
Nyx says : Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania is a deep plum-burgandy 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania-Swatch

Okay i will be honest , This particular shade is totally out of my comfort zone and i know i would hardly ever wear it . But i am a beauty blogger and a lipstick hoarder so i paid more than retail for this just because i got sucked in the hype. I wore it with slightly smoky eyes and posted a selfie on my instagram,Surprisingly everyone loved it. So i am going to keep it.
The texture is very silky and soft but application is another story. If you don't exfoliate prior than it may look very patchy. I prefer  using a dark lipliner underneath and if you have dry lips , i recommend using a lipblam as well.I have applied two layers in the above photo . When you are layering it make sure that the previous one is dry completely. The finish is matte, you can always apply a gloss over it but application of a gloss on top will reduce the transfer-resistance . It comes off with any good makeup remover. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Transylvania

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Monte Carlo & Transylvania-Swatches

If you are into matte lipstick.
If you are into trends and like deep shades
Great color
Feels Very comfortable on lips
Its non sticky

Hard to apply evenly when layering
Sinks a little bit into lines

Although from my review it may seem, i wasnt very fond of the product but honestly i am digging the matte look these days and have already ordered some everyday shade as well as Copenhagen .But if you want something similar available locaaly then go for DMGM photofix lipcolors (review here)

I got mine from a facebook seller for PKR.1000 , you can get NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream from for approx $6 and their shipping is worldwide . 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Shade 10 - Review & Swatches

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick: Shade 10

I am FINALLY reviewing my HG red lipstick which i have been raving,talking and mentioning for quite a while now. Its Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade 10.

Kate Moss Lasting Finish LipsticksRimmel’s cult classic Lasting Finish Lipstick has been redefined with Kate’s glamorous style. A collection of 15 striking shades is now infused with Black Diamond. This unique formula boasts light-reflecting power – adding depth to every pout so that you ooze the same confidence and impact on entry as Kate.
This is a blue-based ruby red which I believe looks stunning on my medium tan skin tone. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick: Shade 10
Rimmel london 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite , Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer in big bang swatch, rimmel london by kate lasting finish lipstick in #10 swatch

My obsession with Red lipstick started when I first bought Rimmel London Kate Moss lasting lipstick in #10 last year and it instantly became my go to lipstick , I literally wore it like every day & got so many complement during my trip to India.I love the formula and staying power of this, It’s not matte nor glossy ,I would say semi matte with slight sheen.

I usually pair Rimmel London lasting finish 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite and some mascara and remember Red lipstick is a statement piece, almost an accessory. As such a bold statement, it is important to keep the rest of your makeup toned down. It costs less than 1000 and I have already bought a backup. One red I approve for desi skin tones.

I was so in love with this shade that I bought a bunch of other shsades which I will be reviewing soon on my blog. 

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipsticks costs approx PKR 850 and can be purchased from stores all across the nation. You can also get Rimmel london products online from and Beautyarena,pk

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Marc Jacobs presents: Daisy Dream The Perfect gift for mother’s day  

Mother's Day is here again. Of the many people who add value to our lives, a mother is undoubtedly the most special.
And just like every year, you want to get her something special, something better than the previous year. Just like every time, you are looking for the perfect gift to show her how much you’re grateful for everything she has done to you since you were born, and how much you honor your relationship.
They say that a mother’s perfume arrives long before she does. Well this year, share your love for beauty with your mother by getting her Marc Jacob’s delightful fragrance, Daisy. Fresh and feminine, radiant and enchanting, daisy’s sparkling scent matches perfectly a mother’s comfort and warmtH








fragrance developed in collaboration with marc jacobs and ann gottlieb.

100ml : 395AED
50ml: : 310AED

Wojooh, Sephora, Areej, and all major retailers.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Introduction to Cosmo Derme

Bothered by a scar, acne, unwanted hair, or wrinkle? Find the skin care treatments and information you need to look your best at the Cosmo Derme.

Whether you're interested in facials, facial fillers or skin treatments,Cosmo Derme can serve you much more than that.  Cosmo Derme is a full service skin and laser clinic offering safe and effective cosmetic treatments in a professional and comfortable. This is a top quality treatment center providing safe and professional care for laser hair removal, anti-aging, wrinkles, Acne Treatment, Scar Treatment, Laser Resurfacing, Skin Tightening, Derma roller, Photo facial, Sun Spots, Age Spots, And Other Pigmented Lesions, Skin Care, Anti-Aging Treatment and much more.

Acne Treatment
Scar Treatment
Laser Resurfacing
Skin Tightening
Laser Hair Removal
Sun Spots, Age Spots, And Other Pigmented Lesions
Skin Care, Anti-Aging Treatments
Chemical Peel
Wrinkle Treatment
Beauty Care
Skin Services
Pigment laser
Unwanted Hair Reduction

Your skin care treatments should be provided by a properly trained professional. Don’t hesitate to ask your skin care therapist about her background, training, and experience—especially as it relates to the treatment you are considering. They have been providing services for the last fifteen years by foreign qualified surgeons and doctors like Dr. Gouhar Alam is one of the renowned dermatologists from Karachi, Pakistan. He is counted amongst top dermatologists in Pakistan
Dr. Najjia Ashraf, a consultant and advisor in cosmetic dermatology with certification in histopathology. Dr Najjia Ashraf is well reputed laser therapist and cosmetologist highly recognized for her professional consultancy and expertise in hand surgeries.
Their facility of dermatologists is elite in both standardized surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

You can all list of services on their website and there is also an option to send them any treatment related question you have and they keep posting different discount or special offers on their social media. For example these days they are offering 20% on full body hair removal and acne resurfacing for the bridal season.

It is always a good idea to schedule an appointment especially if you are new to the treatments. This gives you and your doctor  a chance to discuss your  concerns and queries at first visit, and long term goals for the future. This will give your therapist the information she/he needs to create an individualized treatment plan, both for a series of professional treatments. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Affordability

Valentine’s Day is a big event for love birds and people who want to adore their spouses, partners or soul mates. There are special arrangements for parties, dinners, and Valentine’s Day shopping. People spend a lot of money to buy gifts, flowers, chocolates and other items to wish their loved ones and to express their affectionate feelings to the loved one. This spending seems very attractive but in fact it costs a lot to many people as they are unable to afford expensive or exclusive gift items to wish their loved ones. For that matter, they save money especially to spend on this day on flowers, candies, dinner and run out of budget. Therefore, if you want to make your Valentine’s Day enjoyable and affordable as well, then you can do so with a little strategy to keep your budget in line.
If you go on general retail shops you will see many Valentine’s Day gifts that are attractive, alluring and very convincing to buy since you are have the need and would go beyond your limits to get the best gift no matter what it costs you. Although these gifts are very exclusive and appealing but you need to think wisely that what if you can extend your search a bit more and find some more adorable gifts that are less expensive and as appealing as these are. You can simply click here to see what is the latest collection of gifts this year for Valentine’s Day?

Get deals on Flowers 
Instead of buying flower bouquets from local retailers the best thing to do is search online to find flower shops that deliver flowers online. They also have special deals for such events like Valentine ’s Day. So you can simply get your favorite flowers bouquet online and get it delivered to the loved one with your special message card attached.
Find Terrific Valentine’s Day Coupons
There are many online retailers or even general retailers that bring special Valentine’s Day coupons for certain products and services. You can find such coupons on saloons, spa, clothing stores, restaurants and coffee shops. It is the best way to save money and spend wisely without any guilt.

Get special Deals on Restaurants
Many restaurants offer special deals on meals for Valentine’s Day and some especially host events where only couples are invited to enjoy their meal with each other in a special Valentine’s Day atmosphere.
Discounted Gifts Online
Nowadays finding gifts is not a crucial task anymore as many online retailers like Kaymu, are offering Valentine’s Day products at very affordable prices. These products have extensive range from perfumes, jewelry, shoes, bags to special Valentine’s chocolates, flowers, mugs and photo frames specially customized for Valentine’s Day.
You can find all the precious products at very affordable rates online whereas some online stores offer discount offers on their products to give spectacular purchase deals on this special day to celebrate your love.
Getting Valentine’s Day gifts online is the cheapest and smartest way to celebrate your love with affordability and also please your loved one without disturbing your budget.

Roots Laser Hair Removal- Interview with Mariam

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to do an interview with Mariam, a Technician from a laser hair removal clinic based in Birmingham known as Roots Laser Hair Removal.

Here are some of the questions I asked her…
Q1 – What is Laser Hair Removal?
Scientifically I could go on for hours explaining what it is, how it works, etcetera. But to save your readers from getting bored I will keep it simple.
Laser Hair Removal is the latest and best way to currently remove hair. Not only does it remove hair, the effects are permanent. It works by targeting the hair follicles which produce hair directly. A Laser beam of 808nm in wavelength is fired directly into the skin and damages/destroys the follicle. Once the follicle has been destroyed it will no longer produce hair.

Q2 – It sounds painful, Is it?
Well, this is an extremely common question. Laser hair removal is NOT painful if it is carried out by someone who is qualified, trained and knows exactly what they are doing. If the person who is carrying out the treatment does not know what they are doing, then it can be painful. At Roots Laser Hair Removal, all of our staff are qualified and trained, therefore the treatment is pain free. We have some specific routines and practices we follow to minimize and eliminate pain.

Q3 – How many sessions do I need, how long will it take and is it expensive?
We advise having 6 sessions to see great results. Each session is done every 4 weeks. So 6 sessions will last 6 months. The time the actual session will take depends on the area being treated. Full face for example takes around 40 minutes whereas Full legs can take around an hour.
Pricing is something that we at Roots try to keep affordable; our treatments start from as low as £30 and range all the way up to £1495 depending on how much of the body you would like to treat and how many sessions you would like to have.

Thanks for that Mariam. I’m sure my readers will appreciate the question and answer session and hopefully we have all learnt something from this!
If you have any other questions, you can find Roots on their website at and contact them directly. I’m sure they can help.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Want to rock natural-looking hair extensions?

Although I am blessed with beautiful hair, but it doesn't mean, I sometimes don’t feel the urge of adding some extra oomph. When it comes to desi weddings , you can imagine how much our hair has to go through, there are so many pre-weddings and post-wedding get together and by the end of week, hair feel so damaged by all hair products, blow dries, back combing and what not.

I was going through website , and noticed they have variety of options to choose from like Clip In Hair Extensions , Clip In Human Hair Extensions ,Halloween Costume Wigs . My favorite Ombre Clip in Human Hair Extension. The abhair extension comes in dark brown,Jet black, ash blonde,natural black,strawberry blonde and more.

Why you need hair extension ?

If you are on Instagram and follow all beauty guru or social media icons, you would notice that most of them wear hair extensions. In my opinion no matter how flawless your face or clothes are, if your hair aren’t on point, your look isn’t 100% complete. Hair extensions add volume and length to hair. Using hair extensions also allows consumers to create a wider range of hairstyles. Hair Extensions come in both Human Hair and Synthetic Hair.
Getting a hair extension mean that you are  adding hair to your own hair by means of fusion (strand by strand), weaving, braiding, bonding, seamless, clips and more.. Human hair extensions can be cut, curled and styled. You can do anything with human hair extensions that you can do to your natural hair. This includes dyeing, cutting, heat styling and chemically processing your human hair. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette & Blush Brushes - Review

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette

I am a sucker for blushes,on a gloomy day , give a blush and a mirror , i am a happy chick. Imagine my excitement when i got to play with the Stageline cosmetics velvet blush palette and two of the blush brushes. Okay so i am been totally wowed by this brand. So far i have been impressed with whatever i had tried from this brand.The product range,the professional packaging and availability . This brand leans on bit pricier side but since it targeted towards professional makeup artists, I feel this is an amazing choice overall.

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette - Long lasting blusher with treated pigments for strong colour and even finish. Naturally corrects skin imperfections. Non-dehydrating.

The packaging is sturdy metallic , exactly like the lip palette by stageline. The palette contains seven blush shades to suit anyone. You can always mix and match them according to your moods.The shades are mix of matte, Satin, and shimmer finishes

The shades are 
  • CR is a neutral Pink (Matte)
  • CK is a brownish copper ( Shimmer)
  • CN is a berry with brown undertone ( Shimmer)
  • CS is a  neutral brown (Matte)
  • CF is a Peach with pink undertone (Satin)
  • CC is cool toned baby pink (Matte)
  •  CM is a bright orange (Satin)
The shades are great for everyday use as well as contouring/Bronzing ,like the shade CS is perfect matte brown for desi skintones and if you are fair use it light handed. The pink blush i am ,my favourites are CR,CN and CC. The CN reminded me of a Nars blush i own, SIN . The base is some but sin is more berry compared to CN,which leans more brown. The blushes are decently pigmented. Some tend to be powdery but over excellent wear time ,6-8 hours on me. And it can last more , if i use Stageline makeup fixer spray. One more thing to adore this palette is that you can take out the individual pans and replace with a velvet blush refill.

Over all I love all the blushes. They are pigmented. I really enjoy using them.

 Stageline Cosmetics Blush Brushes:

The  Brushes i own from stageline are both blush brushes but different shapes. 
The angled blush brush59.5 is not as dense as i hoped . The handle and bristles are perfect but since its  not dense enough,it doesnt pick blush accurately . But the size is perfect to pick powder from the velvet blush palette.Now my fav is 59.6,Its perfect to pack on any blush and works amazingly with highlighters.


Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette-Swatches

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette
Stageline Cosmetics Blush Brushes

Stageline Cosmetics Velvet Blush Palette 

  • The palette is amazing value of money for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. 
  • Beautiful Shades
  • The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.
  •  Mix of shimmer ,Satin and Matte shades
  • You can create new shades by mixing two or more shades.
  •  Decent pigmentation
  • Its costs approx 4000,which makes individual shade for like less than 580rs ,which is a great deal if you think about it.
  • Its is perfect for any skintones.


  • It doesn't come with a brush or a mirror
  • One or two shades tend to be bit powdery

Price : Stageline Velvet Blush Palette costs Rs. 3,995 and brushes costs approx Rs.1375
Availability: , , and available all across Pakistan at Stage Line counters. Find stores here .Check out Stageline professionals facebook for latest products and offers 

Overall : This is an amazing value of money for professional makeup artists and makeup are whooping 7 shades.The blushes are decently pigmented. Some tend to be powdery but over excellent wear time ,6-8 hours on me. And it can last more , if i use Stageline makeup fixer spray. One more thing to adore this palette is that you can take out the individual pans and replace with a velvet blush refill.
Over all I love all the blushes. They are pigmented. I really enjoy using them.

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