Friday, April 2, 2010

Beauty Blog Link Love

Rae just finished a four-week "photo diary" review series with the new L'Oreal Lash Boosting Serum. Check out her results and enter to win a tube for yourself!

Find out everything you want to know about Spring 2010 beauty trends at Makeup4all Online Beauty Magazine!

Vex in the City shares what On Location Tours have in store for SATC fans on the release date of SATC 2.

Makeup by Kim Porter teaches you the importance of cleaning your makeup brushes.

Betty's got a sweet tooth for Sugarpill Cosmetics and has a candy inspired look with pink, silver and bright blue!

If you're battling limp hair, Arianne of Glitter Geek has found the hair product that's made for you.

GlossQueen tries the Olay Professional Pro-X Anti-Ageing Starter Kit and tells us all about it.

Hot Beauty Health shares 8 homemade hair conditioner recipes that truly work!

Madame B Fatale talks about her new hair saviour.

Sophie from melovemakeup talks about her experiences with Trilogy's Everything Balm.

Check out Tsahi’s interpretation of Nicole Ritchie's look at this year’s Academy Awards.

Krasey Beauty has exclusive images and swatches, plus a Sneak Peek of Make Up For Ever's Holiday Metallic Collection.

Louise pops along to London Fashion Week and finds out what Alex really thinks of beauty bloggers.

Ever wondered how to press those pesky loose minerals? Wonder no more... Lipglossiping has the answer!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed enlists some Chanel to fight her dehydrated skin!


Retrodiva is giving away a Cle de Peau Beaute skincare sampler set!

Phyrra has an exciting Beauty of the Earth Sponsored Giveaway.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, lovelies! BBLL will return in three weeks' time (instead of two.) See you then!

Mineral Silk Blushes-Swatches and Review

Recently i had chance to try some of Mineral Silk's blushes.
They have 9 beautiful shades to choose from, out of these 9 , i got
6 shadesMy package came with two brochure , a beautiful embossed card and samples were packed in beautiful velvet


They all are so pretty  and i must say they all are so very pigmented, some of shades i tried had shimmer.The powders are beautifully silky bright  I love these! Seriously I really do!
One thing i loved was that colour stay true to their description on the website,Its the most important thing when you are purchasing makeup online
The colors I ended up getting are as follows:

Blossom - A Rich Berry color to awaken your Face, You will love the way your cheeks pop with this color!

Rhubarb - A Soft Pink color that adds a "just kissed look" to your cheeks

Terra Cotta  -
A Rich warm earthy color with a hint of Burnt Umber and a pinch of shimmering Bronze.

Garnet - A Mauve Shimmer with Plum Undertones your face will look like a Jewel!
Maple - A mix of Russet, Apricot & Bronze with a light shimmer to "Perk Up" not pink up your cheeks!

Pomegranate - A Rosy Pink with a Barely there True Red color (Matte) you’ll eat this up

Visit Mineral Silk for full range of blushes and other products . 
You can choose Standard size - 4 grams powder net weight in a sifter jar
Sample size in 1/4 tsp. in a sample jar with no sifter

 check out mineral silk other product ranges.
 I am these days trying Mineral silk foundation and finishing silk powder, i will get back to glossicious ladies in few days with my comments, so far my skin feels happy:)

By the way Enter the word TWEET for 20% off at checkout.( i read this on twitter so make sure it still works when you process further with the order)

disclaimer: these item amongst others from the range was sent to me for review, I am not paid to endorse this product.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Benefit creaseless cream eyeshadow/liner Recess

Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner

It is a perfect natural neutral color.Benefit describes Recess as a "creamy beige pearl.It is matte but not chalky, and It doesn't have shimmer or glitter

 I decided to put it on solely for a whole day routine as i was going to have a busy day  so i used it to add a little color to my lid,I usually dont wear makeup when i visit my family or friends , but i wanted to give it a try, expected it to crease within minutes because of extremely warm weather...But i was so happy!!! It worked amazingly and stayed perfect for like more than 8 hours.

How to use:

Blend able, beautiful...this do-it-all shadow lines, shades, and contours your eyes with a lovely crease-proof, smudge-proof formula. You'll love the glass jar...remember to close it tight to keep your cream shadow creamy & dreamy!
Benefit crease less cream eyeshadow/liner are pretty shear so I  apply couple of layers but it does provide a lovely look on the lids and if you want to you can build the colour up as much as you want.


They have a lighter texture  which makes the shadows easier to blend and work with.
The Packaging itself is a small square shaped box, to the front of it a small round window showing one of those typical sassy looking 50s girls.The cream shadow comes in a heavy clear glass jar with a black plastic lid that has the design of some white birds
Benefit crease less cream eyeshadow/liner would be a great base or primer even, but it really only works if it stands alone or with a little eyeliner because of it's texture
 I am impressed with Benefit crease less cream eyeshadow/liner , and i have my eyes on

stiletto (aubergine),busy signal (venetian brown)RSVP (sparkling champagne)skinny jeans (pretty pewter)  Do you like Benefit crease less cream eyeshadow/liner ?Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Do you have a wishlist(s)??

Okay so i was looking at Glossicious and i realized i dont have a wishlist. I read blogs and i comment sometimes on products i think i want*emphasis on think*    , So over weeks, i will be doing posts on my current  wishful, which is never ending, I will cover my lemmings one by one and feel free to kill them or pamper them. I will in future wishlist in these catogeries 
Face ( foundations+Tinted moisturizers+concealers+primer+Face powders(compact or loose etc etc)
  Skin Care

It will be fun i suspect, virtual/ online window shopping it is.. am i right?

NARS So Famous Set ($61 Value), $44

- 0.16 oz Deep Throat Blush (peach with shimmer)
- 0.08 oz Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (natural rose beige sheen)
- 0.14 oz Mini Orgasm Multiple (peachy pink shimmer)

SEPHORA by OPI Modern Flower Mini Collection, $18

Laura Mercier in Almond
Tinted Moisturizer - Oil Free

Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette, $32

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - True Love 
shu uemura Perfect Eye Set
Laura Mercier Eye Design

This set contains:
- Three-well compact containing Black Ebony Eye Liner, Black Caviar Eye Liner, and Noir Eye Colour
- Full-size Black Thickening and Building Mascara
- Exclusive Lash Curler
- Double-ended Flat Eye Liner Brush/Pointed Eye Liner Brush
- Double-ended Smoky Eye Liner Brush/Creme Eye Detail Brush
- Double-ended Eye Crease Brush/Smudge Brush
- Double-ended Eye Colour Brush/Corner Eye Colour Brush

Sephora Favorites LashStash Mascara Deluxe 

Sampler ($104 Value)

This set contains:

- 0.16 oz Hourglass Superficial Lash
- 0.09 oz Urban Decay Skyscraper Multi-Benefit Mascara
- 0.13 oz Korres Abyssinia Oil Volumizing and Strengthening Mascara
- 0.14 oz Benefit A Little Bit BADGal Lash Mascara
- 0.2 oz Smashbox Lash DNA
- 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Thickening and Building Mascara
- 0.07 oz Fresh Supernova
- 0.1 oz Sephora Lash Stretcher
- 0.14 oz Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain
- 0.12 oz Cargo LashActivator

HD Microfinish Blush in 3 Truth or Dare

  Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise 


Smash box O-GLOW

Gloss & Glow Kit 

This set contains:
- 0.34 oz O-PLUMP Intuitive Lip Plumper
- 0.34 oz O-GLOSS Intuitive Lip Color
- 0.5 oz O-GLOW Intuitive Cheek Color

Stila Convertible Color in Fuchsia & Petunia

  Urban Decay
Box of Potions ($114 Value)

This set contains:
- 1 oz Complexion Primer Potion - Brightening
- 1 oz Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting
- 0.34 oz Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- 0.3 oz Eyelash Primer Potion
- 0.07 oz Lip Primer Potion SPF 15

BY Philosophy

Purity Made Simple

 Thats for Today Girlies

Whats on your wishlist(s)??? 

Nails of the day:Luscious Purple Rain

Purple Rain is from Luscious 2010 Spring collection 
If you want to read about the quality and my reviews on application you  can check out my NOTD on luscious Cybil and Caramel
I am utterly in Love with this color and i know i will shop many pastel colored nail polished in coming weeks.
It's such a pretty lavendery-purple, I'm seriously in love with it, I only three coats and i got opaque finish

(I am sorry about the picture quality, we are facing sever electricity failure problem(aks load shedding )in Pakistan.)

Do think Purple Rain can be a dupe for OPI do you lilac it?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Benefit's Sugarbomb-Review

Sugar Bomb
   "sugar rush flush" face powder

why we love it:
Swirl the 4 flattering shades of peach, soft plum, shimmering pink and rose powders together and sweep on cheeks for a sweet rush of gorgeous. what else you need to know: Complete with soft, natural-bristle flush brush.

How To apply:
For a pop of color, swirl these shades together then sweep on cheeks & face. Mmm...

Glossicious says:

I fell in love with sugar bomb the moment i saw it on someone's blog and my heart knew that very instance i have to have it.There are 4 colors in this blush. Rose, pale pink, pale plum, and pale peach. This is half blush, half highlighter, because it’s not very pigmented and in my NC3O skin tone ,its shows up very smooth and its just gives the right amount of GLOW.
I personally was hoping sugar-bomb to be a bright pink blush. I really have to sweep madly to get this shimmery pink sheen. Basically very low pigmentation.

(Click on image to enlarge)

The scent is nice, i make sure to sniff it before start applying , but smell fades away quickly,Sugar bomb's texture is smooth ,soft and build able
Sugar bomb is quite sheer, it takes few solid sweeps for color to show up , regarding the glow .Glow is pretty subtle.It doesn't look so made up,
If my face is looking dull i just sweep some on face, forehead, chin.
You can always use more of one color instead of swirling them all onto your brush instead of swirling these 4 shades together

Packaging is as always adorable, Benefit never fails to impress with it.
It comes with a small brush, which i dont use, its bristles are bit to harsh for my sensitive skin

I purchased it from Here for $ 28 

Its great if you're looking for something muted to highlight your cheeks with a little hint of color Its not bright,i am warning you, if you have a medium to dark skin tone but very pretty and flattering as a highlight nonetheless

Do you own sugar bomb? what you say? love it or hate it? 
let me know