Friday, February 26, 2010

Diorissime Makeup Palette-SneakPeak

After my post earlier on Diorissime, I’m sure that most of you have figured out that I got my heavily anticipated Diorissime makeup palette by Dior

so Now i will Shut up and let the pictures do the talking

Inspired by John Galliano’s latest collections, this palette combines the most glamorous shades and textures with a luxurious Couture clutch!



This Palette consists of
Diorblush Glowing Color Powder Blush 3.2g + Brush
Eyeshadow 1.25g x 6 colors + 2 Double-Ended Applicators
Mascara Diorshow #090 Black 5ml
Dior Lipgloss #257 Organdi Pink 4ml

 Swatches and my thoughts on the individual shades coming up soon

What do you say? yay or nay ?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nail Of The Day:Max Factor Nailfinity Nail Polish Disco Pink


I really love this colour, it's the perfect bright pink.The colour and consistency is very dense. This is super-pigmented and almost opaque in one coat. No streaking or dragging, nice formula.Its reminds me of Nails inc Walton street

What is your favourite pink nail polish?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What is a BB cream?-Hottest Foundation Trend In Asia

I asked that question over & over during the time that i started beauty blogging ...
 What is a BB cream?

BB cream is the hottest beauty products in the world right now.

BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, is a cosmetic item sold in Korea
There are several BB Cream brands such as HANSKIN,Skin79, Skinfood, BRTC, Missha, Dr Jart but all products have slight differences in properties, ingredients, smell, texture and oil control.
General BB Cream characteristics:
• Natural glow on your face without makeup look
• Provides perfect coverage just like a foundation but without clogging pores or damaging the skin
• Conceals all types of pigmentation, discoloration, acne and marks
• Healing properties which soften, smoothen and refine skin
• Encourages skin regeneration to create and maintain youthful skin
• UV Protection for healthy skin
• Some BB creams have additional features such as wrinkle improvement, whitening functions etc.
BB cream serve as a makeup base, foundation, moisturizer and sun protections. Not only do they cover blemishes, they also have soothing, healing properties. Not all BB cream have all these functions,there are many types of BB cream some need to apply after moisturizer, some without the SPF or PA.
Search for the ones that suitable for yourself, have a look around, do your research before you purchase.Few points worth considering are whet are the properties & ingredients such as moisturizing, sun protector, oil-free?? and  the scent, some are fragrance free, some are scented, so make sure you checklist all.commonly recommended practice is to use BB cream as base, follow by concealer then set by powder.
 Korea BB (Blemish Balm) cream usually comes with several versions, most common versions included basic, glossy, pearly, premium (anti-aging plus whitening) …etc.  Hanskin Magic BB Cream as basic version, whereby the Super Magic BB cream that is premium version that included whitening, wrinkle care and sun protection.BB creams generally come in "one" shade, they are meant to "sink/seep" into your skin to match your skin tone. However, they do vary in shade depending on the company that produces them. The shades further vary among the different products that the company produces. There are a few companies who do produce two (2) different shades for their BB creams such as Skinfood (TSF or SF) and Missha.

unless it's the night bb cream (which skin79 has) that you have bought. BB cream (and I must stress again) is makeup. you don't sleep with makeup nor sunblock.Please always remember to remove it before going to bed because BB Cream is NOT a skin treatment and should NOT replace your usual moisturizer or sunscreen.

Do you use BB  ream? which is your HG bb cream??
Which one would you recommend for asian skin like mine?

40 Beauty Question

Tanveer from addicted to blush  tagged us to the this 40 beauty question post , i looked fun so
here i am.

How many times do you wash your face daily? 
3 times
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
 DRY & sesitive(sometimes oily on T zone) Its complicated
-What is your current facial wash?
 Zoya's herbal workshop's rose and glycerine facial wash
-Do you exfoliate?
Yup, about twice a week
What brand do you use?
Neutogena & Zoya's herbal workshop
What moisturizer do you use?
Ponds Cold cream in severe cases other than that i use scottishsoap tru to nature moisturizer
-Do you have freckles?
-Do you use eye cream?
not really but sometimes i use Anatomical Eye Gel
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
i have blemishes but acne i dont think so
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Never but i would love to, as i heard nothing but good things


-What foundation do you use?
MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation, MAC moistureblend Foundation,Coastal scents HD,Max factor second skin, what can i say i love foundations :/

-How about concealer?
ELF under eye concealer and ELF all over cover stick as face concelear

-Do you know your undertone color?
i wish i knew, but i suppose warm :/

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
 Only use them while taking photo
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
 Yes, i wont leave them until they dry out or am bored
-What brand of mascara do you use?

-Sephora or MAC?
MAC. dont have sephora in pakistan
Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
i wish.
What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Only when i am in luxurious mood ..My kabuki (only if i am using loose powders) eyeliner brush for gel/cream liners, My blush brush, and angled brush for contouring and powder brush for buffing and blending
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, sometimes while using mineral eyeshadow mostly.
-For the face?
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love Browns,chocolate brown taupes,olive,purple,grape,i prefer shimmery ones.
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
 Gel liner these days i prefer gel/liquid liners ,kajal for waterline
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
phew thank God ..Never
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I love the turn out , they look stunning when used wet.
-Do you use mineral makeup?
yeah i do matter of fact
-What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC myth with dark,smoky eyes
-How about lipgloss?
Barry m toffee,Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in mica
What is your favorite blush to use?
These days Benefit's Dallas and Revlon cheek tint pinch me in plum
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
i would only if we had paypal services here.
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
totally ,yeah.
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Why wouldn't i ?.
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Not really , i am happy with my you tube  gurus
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Just right side of eye makeup.  
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
 Too much foundation and foundation which a shade lighter
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
i keep it colorful ( not in a joker way)
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
,Taylor Momsen frm gossip girl(Taylor known for her sultry smokey eyes and red lips) ,Iman ali (pakistani model) ,Kareena kapoor,( she has come a long way), queen lateefa, i like the way she carries her looks ,Kim kardashan and Angelina Jolie of course  
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes.most of time i am not wearing any makeup when i go out

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
personally i think i dont look good at all

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
luscious locally, i like Dior,chanel,mac,korres,benefit, i mean there are sooo cant name one
What do you think of Makeup??
I truly believe that there is something beautiful about every single person. And I am not talking about being beauitful on the inside, I am talking physically, tangibly, visibly beautiful on the outside.
Makeup is like a art, more you experiment with different products the more you learn. Its like an addiction, once you get it, there is no way back

"Makeup is an accessory... try not to get too attached to it,"

Now i have to tag few friends.. who shall they be??

I  tag ALL of you, yes yes you read it, now you are trapped , cant run , cant hide.

Hurry do these 40 beauty question and leave link in the comments so i can read and enjoy your answers

Revlon photoready Foundation available at BOOTS UK.

Just a quick post to let all ladies who wanted to try Revlon Photoready, Get your Credit cards,debit cards,cash and watever you use ready as it is now available on for £12.99 (3 for 2 on selected Revlon)


Read Lollipop26 review here
Musing of a muse's Review here
Sirvinya's Youtube review here

fafinettex3 Youtube review here

Please confirm me if its available at boots store too?

And also revlon matt lipsticks are available too :)

Will you be picking up any of photoready or matt lipstick? or shall i say both?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MAC To the Beach Collection for Summer 2010

MAC To the Beach Collection for Summer 2010

MAC To the Beach Collection

While i was having a boring sunday and browsing internet lazily i came across this MAC To the Beach Collection for Summer 2010 , which is due release in U.S. May 27th, 2010 and International Launch Date: May 2010 (Asia: June 2010)

MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection
MAC To the Beach Collection



Sand & Sun Light peach (Matte) (Limited Edition) 

Firecracker Frosted mid-tone red-orange (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) 

Sweet & Punchy Bright yellow-green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition) 

Shimmermoss Green with green pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent) 

Humid Intense green with shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)



  • Beach Bound Sheer frosted pale peach (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Lazy Day Light dirty blue-pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Thrills Rosy copper with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Fun Bathing Mid-tone bronzed plum (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)


  • Easy Lounger Light baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Flurry of Fun Sheer sparkly peach (Limited Edition)
  • Splashing Mid-tone blue pink with soft gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil

  • Life’s a Breeze Soft pink (Limited Edition)
  • Temperature Rising Loudmouth orange (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl

  • Float on By Dark green turquoise (Limited Edition)
  • Rosemary & Thyme Mid-tone olive gold with shimmer (Permanent)

Powder Blush

  • Hipness Intense coral with soft white pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Get-Away Bronze Mid-tone suntan (Frost) (Limited Edition)

High-Light Powder

  • Marine Life Multi-colour pressed powder

Nail Lacquer

  • In the Buff Muted taupe avocado (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Scorcher Creamy bright coral-red (Cream) (Limited Edition)

MAC To The Beach Bag

  • Available at MAC Stores only. Limited edition.

Cream Bronzer

  • Beach Bronze Golden glow with soft gold finish (Limited Edition)
  • Weekend Mid-tone deep orange-brown with soft pink pearl (Limited Edition)

Lustre Drops

  • Pink Rebel Blue-pink with gold pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Sun Rush Peachy bronze with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Bronzing Powder

  • Golden Muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Limited Edition)

Bronze Body Oil

  • Glowing Tan with multi-dimensional golden shimmer (Limited Edition)

Brush 130 Short Duo Fibre

  • A short, round dual fibre with flat head composed of both natural bristles and synthetic fibres ideal for application with creams, emulsions & various powder products.


i am impressed, although i am not a big MAC fan, but this collection looks fab, i would be picking up lipsticks Easy Lounger & Flurry of Fun and Hipness blush on,IF they ever make it to Pakistan

What would you be picking up?

Save 20% with Barry M

Spoil yourself this month

It's February - the January blues are over and we have finally been paid. So to keep your spirits high Barry M are offering 20% off of all orders on their website throughout February.

Barry M has a wide selection of affordable and fashionable cosmetics to suit everyone. Whether it's a new red lipstick for a Valentine's date, a bronzer to make you feel like you have been on that beach holiday you have been dreaming about or a new nail paint now the gloves are coming off - Barry M have got it all.

See the spectacular range at and claim your discount using the code FEB20 at the checkout.

Offer ends 1st March 2010

Barry M does international shipping

Monday, February 22, 2010

Illamasqua's Nail Polish Competition - Fall 2010(Global )

Now here's the perfect competition for all you Nail Polish lovers out there!

 Illamasqua Nails
VelocityIllamasqua DystopiaIllamasquaSirensIllamasqua Obsess
Illamasqua, one of  new edgy makeup brands, is looking for the next hot Nail Varnish (Polish) color, and beginning on February 21, 2010, it could be created by you!


To enter, 

you need to submit a description of your dream color and what inspired it, along with an image or photograph in 50 words or less, submit a description of your dream color and what inspired it -
You can submit only ONE entry
The winning shade will be sold as an exclusive on, and through UK-based Selfridges department stores and, beginning in October of 2010 (although, you'll get your hand on it before anyone else!).
Submit in one of three ways: - 

Through email at
- Through a blog post and email
- Via snail mail 
c/o Illamasqua,
6-8 Anwell St, London, EC1R 1UQ

The winning shade will be an EXCLUSIVE (yes darling, as unique and chic as your DNA) sold online at and through the UK-based Selfridges department stores and online at on October 2010.

It’s a global contest that is open from Feb 21, 2010 through March 14, 2010. A winner will be notified by May 5, 2010 and a prestigious panel of beauty trend makers, including Illamasqua Artistic Director and Legendary Make-up Artist Alex Box, Internationally acclaimed Nail Artist Sophy Robson and the YouTube sensations Pixiwoo will be heading up the judging panel!


MAC Riveting Collection

MAC Riveting Collection

 Rock Goddesses are never afraid to strut their stuff and step up to the spotlight. This is a rock-steady metal collection that pays homage to their strength and power! A fashion trend, true, but oh-so-much more is what makes these girls Riveting.

MAC Riveting Collection

MAC Riveting Collection Launched in US on  February 18th, 2010 

International Launch Date: March 2010

MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Riveting Collection


  • Bubbles Sheer pale white pink ice (Glaze) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Metal Maven Pale frosted silver (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Riveting Mid-tone dirty mauve taupe (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (Amplified) (PRO)


  • Rock Out Light icy silver with pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • True Babe Creamy mid-tone bright blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eyeliner

  • Rapidblack True black (Repromote)


  • Dirty Plum Deep Plum (PRO)
  • Full Fuchsia Very bright iridescent fuchsia (PRO)

Nail Lacquer

  • Black Enough? Matte black (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Studded Matte true silver with pearl (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Wham, Bam, Glam Matte cool dark taupe (Matte) (Limited Edition)


  • 188 Small duo fibre face (Permanent)


  • #48 Lashes (Permanent at Freestanding)

I think  Powder Blush Full Fuchsia,Lipstick Riveting (Glaze)
are calling my name
Will any of these make it to your wish list or bag?? 

Rivaj-Nose Pore Cleansing Strips - Review

Cleansing Nose Strips are designed to uncloge pores and remove blackheads. The specially created strips adhere to dirt and oil in the most hard to reach areas, once the strip has been removed you will see an improvement and with regular use the strips help to reduce the long term appearance of pores.

i was introducded to nose strips way back when my mom bought Ponds Cleansing Nose Strip and asked me to try, I was a teenager, i was naive, ignorant, impressed easily and always thrilled to try"different " products, even after all those qualities Ponds Cleansing Nose Strip failed to impress did nothing ,NOTHING to my nose. I was disappointed and decided not to try nose strips EVER.
Now i am 20+, more concerned about my skin and nose so i went to my local grocery store , i paid a visit to their beauty counter and while eying different beauty products, i spotted Rivaj Nose Pore Cleansing Strips.
I didnt buy whole packet keeping in mind my teenage experience , i asked for only  2 sachets,BUT ,yes there's BUT ,After using Rivaj  nose pore cleansing strip- I could now heave a sigh of relief. Removes blackheads and unclogs pores and after 24 hours my nose was soft and smooth, I went back and bought whole pack of 6.:D

. Rivaj Nose Pore Cleansing Strips is practically designed to remove dirt, oil, from the pores clogging debris of the nose area with the adhesive properties of the moistened activated strips. When I first happened to see these strips in the market, the design of the strip (perfectly shaped for the nose) looked quite impressive, they were better than ponds ones. These ones are little bigger in size and fits my nose*cough BIG* perfectly

 After cleaning my face and moistening my nose , I carefully stuck strip on to my nose and pressed it properly so that the nose strip got stuck properly to my nose. After about 10- 15 minutes when I slowly peeled off Rivaj Nose Pore Cleansing Strips  from my nose- I was just surprised rather happy at the results. This  strip not only removed the black heads from my nose completely but also left no trace of oil or dirt on my nose.My nose was shinning ,Yes I was just thrilled. Next  picture might scare you so see it on your own risk

 Tip: If Rivaj Nose Pore Cleansing Strips has adhered to your nose too strongly and it pains while removing the strip, try wetting the nose strip thoroughly and carefully peel off( its not science but its also mentioned on the pack too).  

Do you use any nose pore cleansing strips ,which one is your favorite?