Saturday, June 12, 2010

Skin Care Saturday with -Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic & Gentle Face Exfoliator

These products came beautifully hand wrapped in lovely tissue paper as do all their products ,which i think is a lovely and very personal touch. I am reviewing two of my favorite Liz Earle products so Far  Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic  & Gentle Face Exfoliator   , more to come in future

  Instant Boost Skin Tonic
What it is?

This heavenly scented, non-drying floral tonic revitalises, soothes and brightens. Gentle and alcohol-free it also adds a fine layer of moisture. With conditioning natural source vitamin E, hydrating organic aloe vera and rose-scented geranium.      

What does it do?
  •     Cucumber extract is calming, cooling and toning.
  •     Calendula is healing and anti-inflammatory making it ideal for sensitive skin.
  •     Organic aloe vera juice moisturises, soothes and can even help relieve sunbur 
 How to use:
Moisten a cotton wool pad and sweep over face and neck every morning and night after cleansing with Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. This tones, brightens and hydrates your skin; follow by gently massaging in Skin Repair Moisturiser.

  Its clear liquid (like water)product that have a lovely natural smell which is a mixture if all the ingredients.

Price:30ml Spritzer = £4.75
50ml Bottle = £4.75
200ml Spritzer = £11.75
200ml Bottle = £11.50

It came beautifully hand wrapped in lovely tissue paper as do all their products ,which i think is a lovely and very personal touch. 
 I fell in love with this the first time I used it .The tonic is so refreshing and contains Vitamin E , cucumber and Aloe Vera which soothe and soften the skin and Glycerin which draws water from the atmosphere to the skin.It is very uplifting, refreshing and revitalizing,this one does it's job of toning and freshening but with a heavenly fragrance, and really gives you a boost (in my case makes me Happy). I actually ENJOY using this product.
The bottle comes with a twist up lid which is great and convenient, because you twist to dispense on the cotton ball, then twist to close,EASY ! I know for lazy girls like me, so it is really hygienic and the product stays fresh. I get reaction if some skin care product doesn't suit me , What I have found particular good, is that my skin does not react to the products.
Its a great product for animal lovers , why? This product is completely animal friendly and as well as not being tested on animals, has no animal extracts and i am a Muslim so its Alcohol free, its a PLUS for me.
The Instant Boost Skin Tonic retails at £11.00 for a 200 ml bottle. There are other offers for this, for instance, a spritzer bottle, and all of these offers can be found on the website.

    Gentle Face Exfoliator  
What it is?
This kind, yet effective facial polisher is ideal for gently buffing away dead skin cells and impurities to leave all skin types (except sensitive) brighter, smoother and fresher. 
What does it do?
  •   Sweet almond oil helps to regulate the skin's moisture level.
  •     Cocoa butter is rich and nourishing and ensures your skin is left feeling smooth and soft.
  •     Jojoba beads gently roll over skin without scratching. These specially selected tiny natural spheres are the kind way to buff away dead skin cells and help unblock pores to reveal cleaner, brighter skin underneath.
  • Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cooling; it helps invigorate your circulation and gives the product its stimulating aroma.
 How to Use?

Apply 2 pumps to clean skin after using Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Gently massage in with your fingertips using light, circular movements.
Concentrate on the most commonly congested areas of skin such as the forehead, nose, chin and jawline but avoid your eye area. Fingertip pressure and the gentle friction of the beads will stimulate blood flow and slough away dead skin cells helping to unblock pores.Rinse off with warm water and gently pat your face dry using a soft towel.
Finish by toning and hydrating skin with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and massaging in Skin Repair Moisturizer to help strengthen and protect.

The texture is creamy, with little scrubby bits in it- jojoba beads

The price starts at £4.75 for a 15ml tube, £7.75 for a 50ml tube and £12.25 for a 70ml tube.

I am Big fan of Liz Earle as you can see from previous review. But I must say that I personally keen on the smell of this one too. It smells a bit like mint & eucalyptus . I am a fan of eucalyptus smell because i personally find it soothing.But its not very over powering.Its a beautiful smelling Exfoliator

This Gentle Face Exfoliator is a kind and effective polisher which buffs the skin for a brighter complexion. My skin felt quite soft after using this. It does say not for use on sensitive skin and I do have sensitive skin but *phew* it didn't irritate my skin or gave me any red spots.For me its kind of buffer, and polishes away dead and dry skin, giving the skin a nice texture and glow.I use the product when the skin is looking a tad dry and dull. The skin really shines after the use. I like the pump dispenser, it is non messy and fussy.

Over all its a mild exfoliater ,Its quite gentle yet scrubs off dead skin well.

Bargain alert - Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish only £9.50

In case you didn't know, this year Liz Earle are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

This cult product is a firm favourite of many beauty lovers and for ONE DAY ONLY you can purchase it at its original launch price, which is £9.50 saving yourself 25% of its retail price today of £13.

If you've been considering trying this or you want to stock up on your fave cleanser, then find your way over to the Liz Earle website on Tuesday 15th June.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sleek MakeUP Limited Edition Pout Polish SPF15

Yayee!!! i won Sleek MakeUP Facebook giveaway , well there were 20 other people too , but at least i won 5 of sleek pastel nail polish :D i wish i can win their palettes one day+ their lip pouts?
What lip pout ? i hear you say?

Sleek MakeUP POUT POLISH lip tints nourish like a lip balm whilst leaving you with a finish of pout perfect lipgloss. As well as looking good, your lips feel great as POUT POLISH contains SP15 to protect your lips from harmful sun rays.

Drench your lips with pout perfecting moisture with one of two perfect shades; Lemon Meringue and Raspberry Soufflé give your pout an instant perk. With a delicate tint of colour that gives a subtle sheen to lips, rest assured that whilst your lips are alluring to the eye, they are kept moisturised.

The Lemon Meringue POUT POLISH glosses onto your lips clear with a hint of yellow pigment, whilst the Raspberry Soufflé POUT POLISH adds a sheer tint of raspberry sheen.

These pots of fun for the lips won’t be around for long so give your lips some TLC whilst being on trend with the new Limited Edition POUT POLISH in Lemon Meringue andRaspberry Soufflé.

Names of these lip pout polishes making me hungry . i a, gonna fetch a sherwarma..nom nom

These Pretty limited  Pout Polish are available at  Superdrug nationwide for Only  RRP £3.99
and Website here

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sneak Peak: MAC Dare to Wear Collection for Fall 2010

Does MAC ever rests ? Here’s another collection from MAC,Not Like we will ever get this collection in Pakistan but at least i can fancy them , right?

MAC Dare to Wear

MAC Dare to Wear

U.S. Launch Date: July/August 2010

Dare to Wear Lipglass

  • Ban This! Deep purple with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Bold & Brash Bright red with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Dare to Dare Light blue pink with multi-pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gimme That! Bright fuchsia pink with pink pearl (Limited Edition)
  • So Bad Mid-tone coral orange with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Wind Me Up Dirty bronze with pink and gold pearl (Limited Edition)


  • Aqua Subdued, pale greyed aqua (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Atlantic Blue Bright violet blue (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Crazy Cool Mid-tone lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Louder Please Bright fuchsia pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Sassy Grass Bright pale green (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Shock-a-holic Bright purple (Limited Edition)
  • Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Lime Lime green (Matte) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Sky Blue Sky blue (Frost) (Permanent, PRO)
  • Winkle Mid-tone cornflower blue (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Zingy Bright blue (Matte) (Limited Edition)
*** Some finishes not yet known, will edit when information is complete, all eyeshadow descriptions from previous launches/”faked” by me until we get official ones.

See more photos!

MAC Dare to Wear
MAC Dare to Wear
MAC Dare to Wear
  Image and Information Source: Temptalia


 I'm looking forward to So Bad! I'm such a coral lipstic/gloss girl these days and Look at the eyeshadows so pretty and well colorful

What's your lemming in this collection? 

Favourites: Makeup Brushes (for travelling )

When you Girls! read this post i will be on my way to lahore . I would be spending some time with my sister  and my nephew*mwah*

Read on!
Once upon a time i was obsessed with makeup brushes, I still i am , so wanna buy sigma makeup brushes  , mean while i bought some , threw away most of them . I travel a lot , usually twice a month for a week or less.I don't like packing heavy , so i am gonna share with you my favorite brushes which i tug along me when i travel or use when i am at home even.
If i am in pleasant mood i will share my makeup brush collection someday :)

First i will do the face brushes

1 Coastal Scents Italian Badger Angle Blush Brush This brush is absolutely soft and applies color so beautifully! It offers more control than a regular blush brush,I use this usually for contouring and I love that its dense enough to pick up color wonderfully.blends my contour powder very good, It works great for jaw line and cheek bone.  I use this brush when i travel for contouring and for blush, you know 2 in 1 *Read Full review here
2.E.L.F. Studio Angled Foundation Brush I normally don't use this for foundation. It's head is way too small for my big face  but this works pretty well Bronzer/highlighter brush for me too
E.l.f. Studio Powder Brush  costs $ 3, The synthetic bristles are extremely soft and very dense.As it is a flat top brush, the coverage is from medium to full, which is what I want.Its my Must have brush. I would highly recommend it. It doesn't shed at all.seriously. Its on the top of my favorite list
4-ELF studio Kabuki face brush I needed a kabuki brush to make it easier to apply my mineral foundation and i am glad i don't have to look any further or anywhere else.The best thing I can say about this brush is that it makes application of all mineral products  MUCH less messy.I absolutely love it- No shedding, no dyes and no chemical smell.* Read full review here*

Now let move on the eye makeup brushes, which i always grab when i am out traveling and i know i would have to use eye makeup, these are some of my favorite eye makeup brushes, I am not featuring my angled eyeliner brush, because its a must for me and i have to have it , no matter what for my gel liners, i use Revlon professional angled eyeliner brush

1 Luscious Eyeshadow blending brush,This is probably one of my favorite eyeshadow brushes It's super soft and dense.Its a great blending brush, but is just small enough to where you feel you have enough control applying color with it*Full review here*
2 Luscious shader brush, its perfect for smudging and blending eyeliner below the lashes for a easy smokey look*Full review here*
3.Barry M eyeshadow brush I got it with one of their Get the look gift set in pink ,This is a great shadow brush. I use it all the time with my pressed eyeshadow.
4Coastal Scents Concealer Brush I absolutely love this brush.i use this for the under eye or face and then softly pad over the concealer with my finger to settle it down.I washed it so many time , has kept it's shape.
5 Coastal scents Chisel Fluff Large Shadow Brush I normally use this brush with my loose eyeshadow ,pigments or mineral eyeshadow ,It's perfect for pressing eye shadow or pigments, means not for sweeping but pressing. It is  soft yet sturdy enough for perfect application and very dense, Picks perfect amount of eyeshadow.

I pack my brushes in this cute zipper bag i got from variety book ,Liberty Lahore,for like 95 -100 rs.

I would love you to share some of your favorite brushes. if you do a post , leave me a link the comments , i will love to read.

Which brush is your favorite at the moment?

For Pakistani Readers: I got Elf Brushes from when my borther was in UK , but sadly they dont deliver to Pakistan ,I got Angled foundation brush from Makeupmix shop.Toma delivers to Pakistan ,she has ELF brushes, if you don't have pay pal ,she accepts Google check out,just convo her, she is very friendly

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

E.L.F Mineral Face Primer-Review

What it is?
Transform your face into a flawless and smooth canvas with the Mineral Infused Face Primer. Developed to combat against excess oil, flaky dryness, enlarged pores and fine lines. This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish.

What does it do:
This clear multipurpose skin primer will prepare your skin so makeup goes on evenly for a long lasting satin finish.

How to use:
Apply to clear skin prior to makeup application. Use a small amount and blend evenly all over the face for a smooth and flawless base.

$6 /£6

I have had this product awhile, I got it in January , 
This product comes in a small pump container. Though the container gives the appearance that the product is white, when dispensing the product, you will notice that it’s actually a clear gel. I normally use two pumps for the whole face, means you really need a small quantity,It spreads and  blends really well and does create a lovely base for make up. My skin always feel like velvet afterward, this is because it has two types of silicone in it. This primer feels a bit oily when you start applying it to the face but as you blend it in , it becomes almost soft and with  light powder-ish feeling while leaving my skin feeling supple and moist.This primer doesn't make my face dry or flaky and it actually seemed to help with oil control with appearance of pores. I have a dry skin , with oily T zone , so i concentrate on my T zone while applying , as it help oil control.
Over all its a nice affordable primer, i have Lo'real studio secrets primer too, but i reach for it mostly as it spreads easily and needs a small amount.
Ultra smooth, clear, gel.

Con:The only Con  is the packaging. You cannot see how much you have left unless you unscrew the pump. The pump also lets this product down as I cannot pump any out anymore.

For Pakistani Readers: My brother brought it from UK when i won ELF goodies giveaway in winters, you can order it from here

What is your favorite primer? Comment below , i would love to know

Monday, June 7, 2010

Coastal Scents HD Foundation -Review

What it is:

 A soft focus, flawless, natural finish is needed when under the scrutiny of a camera in HD. Our foundation applies with a light weight texture.   With photography, film and live television using high definition focus, (meaning that the camera and monitor sees everything magnified), HD application has become a part of training for makeup artists in today’s industry. The colors need to stay consistent in all types of lighting, what does not work well in HD is sparkle and shine. Reach for matte bronzers, blush and shadows. 
UnderCover HD is not oil based or water based, it is non comedogenic, it does not clog pores. HD foundations use silicones, this creates a protective shield on the skin, allowing it to breathe and retain it's natural moisture. 

What does it do?

  With photography, film and live television using high definition focus, (meaning that the camera and monitor sees everything magnified), HD application has become a part of training for makeup artists in today’s industry. The colors need to stay consistent in all types of lighting, what does not work well in HD is sparkle and shine. Reach for matte bronzers, blush and shadows. 


I got ST 05,There is quite a variety of colors to choose from. A total of 18.

 $16.95 Full Size Net Wt: 30ml – 1.0 fl oz, / Sample size $ 0.49 for 3gms

So I've tried this out for the past 6-8 months, summer and winter,I think i can my views, okay now here i must say , it was the hardest thing to choose when i was placing an order in January , as i have read mixed reviews about this foundation that i got confused , but after 4 days of hard work( i.e was to put in basket  , read reviews,and then delete, read reviews , then again put it back ) Finally !! i decided to order it , now came the more HARDEST part : to choose right shade for my NC 30-35 skintone, it took me another day to choose shade, i went through so many blog reviews and swatches(Thank you oxfordjasmine and sirvinya for their swatch posts) and still couldn't make my mind, but reviews on coastal scents actually helped me when i read that ST-05 is match to MAC NC 30 , so i took the risk and ordered it.I am glad  that color  couldn't be more  perfect.This foundation blended in very well with my natural skin tone.Good coverage (Light to medium coverage) and build able without being too cakey.The bottle comes with a pump, the look of pump is a little cheap(Plastic), 2 pumps are enough for me to cover my whole face, if i want total airbrushed flawless finish , i use the third one. I tend to use my fingers when i use any foundation , but this goes well with E.LF powder brush too as its nor very thick and stippling is pretty easy with it.
To be honest I haven't worn the Coastal Scents Undercover HD foundation constantly because I usually don't wear foundation on a daily basis, and i only wear it when i am taking photos or going out in night for a wedding or some formal occasion.

The texture, as I mentioned above its kinda liquid and runny in consistency.But i didn't have any trouble in application
I read reviews where many bloggers said it has a dewy finish , The finish is definately matte.I have Dry skin , so mostly Matt foundations end up flaky on me ,But with this foundation my skin didn't look flaky, it looked just matt, pore less and evenly.

I am wearing Coastal Scents Undercover HD Foundation in above pictures taken on different days , lipstick in Mac Myth and Rimmel n*** delight in the second picture(. You can check my Second pic more photos here)

Over all this  foundation lasts well, it has a great finish and is fairly inexpensive. However the color choices are really hard to match since they are only available online.
 You can buy it online here

For Pakistani Readers: Coastal scents delivers to Pakistan , my package came in a month time.You can buy this foundation at Coastal Scents for $16.95.( shipping charges:USPS First-Class Mail International - $6.97 only for the foundation , you would be charged more if you are ordering more products)

Have you tried  Coastal Scents Undercover HD Foundation ? 
Do you love it ? OR hate it?

Disclaimer: Coastal Scents send me a voucher and i chose my own products with that, I picked all the products out myself and my reviews aren't not being paid for or influenced by any of that.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Clarins New Products (Pakistan)

Say Goodnight to early wrinkles

Clarins new Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery cream

Aimed specifically at women from 30 to 40, it’s available in two formulations, one for normal-to-combo and one for normal-to-dry. It has a couple of EcoCert-certified organic ingredients – kiwi and carob – in it as well as a peptide to help compensate for the sleep-debt (1.5 hours less per night than we need, apparently) so many women experience.
The product has been developed using the brand’s knowledge of the circadian rhythms of the body and to get at the skin’s cells when they’re at their most active – which they are at night. Kiwi delivers optimum nutrition to the cells and the carob and peptide mix help to encourage fibroblast mobility, essential for the skin’s ability to synthesise collagen.

Clarins Everlasting Foundation-SPF 15


A creamy fluid foundtion that delivers extra long lasting medium to full matte coverage thats non transfer and stays super comfortable and fresh looking for up to 15 hours at a time. How ? A new adherent microfilm, a super- hydrating plant based micro-patch and the latest light optimizing pigment complex.

Clarins everlasting foundation with Spf 15 lasts up to 15 hours. It smooths and evens out skin while enhancing complexion.The formula blurs fine lines while protecting against free radicals, pollution and UV rays.Perfect for sheer , medium and heavy coverage. The base dries down quickly to a flawless, air brushed look , keeping skin refreshed.

  • Dermatologist tested

  • non comedogenic

  • non oily

Available at: Karachi EBCO , Scentsation Parlk towers ,Dolmen Mall Tariq Road
Lahore: Mall of Lahore , Cantt , and Hyperstar Mall Fortress stadium

Lip Swatch:Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds Crystal Amethyst

While going through my lipgloss stash , see what i found?

 Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds lip gloss in  Crystal Amethyst

I love , how Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds looks on my lips, one word SUPERB and Sexy(Well these are two words), i always get complements whenever i wore this gloss , in fact i bought my second tube when i gave away my first to a friend when she couldn't stop praising it.Its Pretty and non sticky .

I bought it a year or half ago for rs 625-650 from Alfatah , liberty market Lahore.
I read online that its discontinued in USA, well i will have to see if its still available in Pakistan.

Guess the Gloss name ?

I have no idea which shade it is ?.I am sorry i don't remember the shades name, as all the labels and printing is gone.

Have you tried  Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds? any guesses for shade's name?