Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Skin Care With Liz Earle 2

 Using the three step skincare regime from Liz Earle I have noticed a bit improvement with the condition of my skin, Its looking more clear and glowing.
I am gonna share my experience with three of Liz Earle products i received almost a month ago.
First is cult favorite

What It is?
The original, multi award-winning, concentrated cleanser. Used with the pure muslin cloth, it quickly removes everyday grime and make-up, including stubborn mascara, to leave all skin types soft and smooth. Radiance boosting and packed with naturally active ingredients, try this best-selling cult classic today.  
What Does it Do?

    It is extremely gentle and safe to use around the eyes to remove even stubborn mascara.This cleanser contains cocoa butter to moisturise, eucalyptus oil to purify and chamomile to soothe the skin.Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is best used with the muslin cloth, to leave skin exceptionally clean and smooth.
Its  thick white cream , but applies to the face with ease, it also smells amazing. 

I was sent this by the Liz Earle, along with the Instant Skin Boost Tonic from the range, so I’ve been using both products together,This product feels amazing on the skin and makes cleansing and removing make up super easy.
I also liked the muslin cloth, i used it couple of times, washed it and later i bought pure muslon cloth from market and i use that instead , it felt weird using same muslin cloth over and over again.Overall the cleanser cleans well and leaves your skin soft and radiant. Since this is a cream cleanser, it leaves my skin soft and hydrated,which is big plus for my dry skin. I like it better with the muslin cloth , because it exfoliate as i wash away the creamy cleanser. Together, Match made in heaven.
I Follow my cleansing with the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Your favorite Liz Earle moisturizing cream  which is so far my favourite. It smells so clean and fresh.

What it is?
Rich in natural actives including borage (a potent source of the skin conditioning fatty acid GLA), avocado plus echinacea and antioxidant natural source vitamin E to help replace lost moisture in dry/sensitive skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
What does it do?

    Avocado oil, borage oil and echinacea help strengthen and natural-source vitamin E help protect to ensure total daily care for your skin.
Carefully balanced for dry/sensitive skin types to both hydrate and protect face and neck, day and night.
Use after cleansing and toning to create the perfect base for make up.

How to Use?
Gently massage Skin Repair Moisturiser into face and neck morning and night after Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
Thick and very creamy

Okay have you ever used Mustard Oil (Urdu /Hindi sarson ka tel) ???, that's what this cream smells of after 10-15 mins of application,it doesn't have a strong scent at all but its still there. It does make your skin hydrated , bit greasy and soft to the touch. I am really happy with the result and now i am thinking of saving this cream for winter months when my skin can get very dry .

You can get this product in 2 types -  Normal/Combination or Dry/Sensitive

 What it is:?
A highly concentrated clay and botanical mask that draws out impurities and excess oil, leaving your skin looking clean and clear. Specially formulated for combination, oily or problem skin. Not suitable for sensitive skin.
What does it do?

    Gives skin extra help whenever it feels congested and is ideal for combination, oily, young and problem skin.With green kaolin clay to eliminate impurities and absorb excess oil, manuka honey to help heal and anti bacterial propolis.

Use either as an all over face treatment, or on specific blemishes and problem areas.
How to use: 
Apply after cleansing skin.
Smooth a generous layer of the mask over face and neck, avoiding eyes, lips and hairline. Leave on for 5 - 10 minutes.Wipe away residue with thoroughly rinsed sponges. Splash face with cool water. Use as often as needed: either as an all over face treatment, or to target specific blemishes or problem areas.For best results follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair moisturizer.
A dark grey-ish brown colour,Creamy yet light, bit runny.

This is a good mask for problem skin.I have dry skin , but it gets oily(esp T zone) in summers,so its a good mask for me in this case. I get breakouts or pimples sometimes, nothing major , so i use this mask once in ten days or week, its quite runny ,i apply it all over my face , let it dry for 10-15 mins and rinse off. I noticed the difference right away , as skin was more fresh and felt so clean.Thought i felt tingling sensation for few seconds every time i applied.

Over all , i am imprresed with all the products i have used, I'm seeing an improvement day on day and am confident that things will continue to improve over time.

You can purchase these and other Liz Earle products from

 Have you used any of these products?
 I would love to know :)
Anyone else using these products? What do you think of them?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Congratulations !!! you made the shortlist!‏

I was really happy, surprised ,speechless  and  then excited when i got an email from Illamasqua about an hour ago
We’re delighted to let you know your entry was one of our final 50 shortlisted shades – well done! To congratulate you, we’re giving you an exclusive 25% off at until 30th June.
If you girls remember Illamasqua held Nail Polish Competition    few month ago(in feb), i took the plunge and send my entry , i am so thrilled even being  in top 50, How often your entry is chosen among other 6000 entries and end up in top 50?

I am gonna share my entry with all of you today:)
This is how i described my perfect shade:

Like a jewel,Taj Mahal sparkles in moonlight,when it catches the glow of the moon.its pinkish ,and reflects as black in water & golden when moon shines. My color is deep bluish purple(in low light its blackened) based with orange,pink,golden,dull silver holographic shimmer
This is the image, from which i took the inspiration

The winning colours are:
* Shrapnel by Loren Perry – a pink-based metallic copper inspired by the dazzling shine of a new penny.

* Raindrops by Ann Black – a creamy pale grey with a sheer silver sparkle inspired by watching raindrops running down the window while riding the monorail in Seattle.

* Eclipse by Dami Lawal – a deep grey/purple blue that reflects the theatricality of a lunar eclipse.

All three shades will be available from October.

My favorite is ofcourse Eclipse, then Raindrop and last Sharpnel

so yup ! i am happy :), happy just being in top 50.

who else took part in this competition? what was your nail color inspiration? share with me:)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lip Swatch: Clinique Long Last Lipstick Glow Bronze

Beautiful Lipstick , my favorite , I got sample size but is the same size as the full size. 
Its described as Golden bronze with Gold pearls  and color group is nude.

So Brozny so Summery

Whats your favorite Bronze lipstick?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Photoshop gone bad- and Gollum Quot

 My eyes ! My eyes !

This is one of  Mahin Hussain's Bag collection's photo, I do like the clutch BUT
instead of concentrating on bag , why i am staring at the small body , big head, giant hands and tiny arms?
Don't they remind you of someone?

Why i feel scared? it reminds me of Gollum Quot from  Lord Of The Rings

see hands and arms below 

And i don't understand why she is hanging in the air OR sitting in the air?? Really?!

Photoshop gone bad? Indeed !

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sneak Peak-The Twilight Saga Luscious Makeup - Limited Edition Palette

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the Limited Edition Luscious makeup palette inspired by the Twilight Saga! 
The cover of this petite palette features the Cullen family crest which all Twilight fans are familiar with

It includes 8 Eyeshadows, 4 Lip Glosses/Lip Tints, and 1 Face Shimmer in a handbag friendly compact to get you gorgeous in minutes!

Some of the swatches are pictured below:
This palette will be available in stores in early July. It is a limited edition and is part of the Luscious Twilight Contest which will be our biggest contest ever! Details will be revealed very soon.
Image and information source

what ? no blush?
I am excited , i am nervous , i want one .

Coastal Scents Gel Liner- True Black Review

Coastal Scents Gel Liner- True Black

Shades Available : 25 rich in color Gel Liners are now available at Coastal Scents.

Price: $6.95

So i read this liner worked exactly the same as MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline except it is an even truer black. I don't own MAC version so i really cant compare.
It goes on very smoothly and a little goes a long way.Its quite Pigmented with Matte finish .:) I usually wait a little while for the first layer of liner to dry and then apply the second one, other wise you can streak or smudge the first layer and easy to remove with make-up remove.The staying power of Coastal Scents gel liner true black is  as good as my other gel liners.It does not smudge . Its not the creamiest gel liner i have used.
 I don't know its me or does this gel liner flakes a little?However, it does flake a little more compared to my ELF cream liner and Pop beauty hot pot liner( Review coming soon) .
 I love using it as makeup base and  it is really amazing as a base.
When it came it was all creamy , but now i feel its drying. really like gel liner, but unfortunately coastal scents true black dried up quickly. I dont know if my gel liner post was faulty or Coastal Scents Gel Liner is supposed to be this way?

Comparison between Elf cream liner and Coastal Scents Gel Liner
Do you see the dry flakes in Coastal Scents Gel Liner?

 Overall, I think this gel liner is great! I'd definitely get more colors in future for eyeshadow base purposes But not as eye liner as i like my other black gel eyeliners better.

You can buy Coastal Scents gel liners from Coastal Scents website  and also its available  at Makeup Mix shop  for discounted price these days $5.91( original $6.95 )

For Pakistani Readers:Pakistani girls you can buy it from Coastal Scents website  as they deliver to Pakistan among  other shipping options , this is the cheapest one :only pay USPS First-Class Mail International - $2.23  

Which one of Coastal Scents Gel Liner shade is your favorite? Have you tried any already? what are your thoughts?

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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

EOTD:Bright, Glowy, Bronzey and ready for summer!

i wanted to try something bronzey and end up with the bright, glowy, bronze, and ready for summer Eyes. Its a pretty change for a smoky eyes makeup lover.
Small step towards bronzy gold eye makeup and a large step towards bronzy glowing summer face. Very original

I tried this look with fake lashes, I am wearing Eldora lashes and ofcourse contact lenses

How do you like it?
or should i stick with my dark smoky eyes?
Yay or Nay?

Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks SPF 15 Review , Photos & Swatches

You must be aware of my love for Korres Lip butters i am having a love affair with my korres lip butterand i knew nothing could come between us


Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks SPF 15  came into my life.

Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks SPF 15 are one of Korres's newly launched products. You can imagine my joy and surprise  when i saw them in mail few days earlier.


Lip butter that instantly hydrates and softens the lips. Shea butter and Sunflower wax deeply nourish and offer long-lasting care, while Mandarin oil conditions dry lips. Ideal for chapped lips.
Moisturising lip butter stick by Korres contains shea butter and sunflower wax with SPF 15

Ingredients  :

mandarin oil: refreshing, soothing shea butter wax: moisturising sunflower wax: anti-oxidant castor oil: nourishing, emolient vitamin e:anti-oxidant.

Shades/Color :  New Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter come in 6 different colours

  • Peach,
  • Pink, 
  • Purple, 
  • Rose , 
  •   colorless with SPF 15 
  • and lastly colorless.
I have them in Rose and Colorless  with SPF 15 

( I dont want to distract you , but did anyone notice my mole on lips? yes its right there? Pretty?)

As you can see , that colorless is not quite colorless, it tends to leave a white caste on the lips, makes sort of frosty looking its recommended to use a little and then spread it well using finger or lip brush or any method you fancy ( i use fingers) before applying more.This way it leaves a hint of nude / bare lips instead of ghostly white ones.If you don't apply it carefully as i already warned you , you can shock your friends or family , in my case my brother was speechless for 2 mins and then he started making fun of me.Boys?, eh!

But on the contrary , Rose is a uber pretty color, I have swatched it lightly , its bit darker in real.It smells so beautiful and looks stunning .

Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks are so soft to be applied smoothly on the lips and Oh so smooth. They are indeed moisturizing  more moisturizing than my favorite lip butter, and they give healthy shiny finish, not glossy.

Best part that it's a hard lip butter stick , because when i got it i was delighted to see , that it didn't melt in the tube,  Remember my Illasmaqua  products melt down tragedy, i am still recovering from that. So if you can tolerate Pakistan's heat , you are Glossicious approved.
SmellNot quite Mandarin( Kinno in Urdu) which is more of citrus-y but Rose one has pretty sweet floral smell  with hint of shea butter, and colorless one surprisingly  smells more of shea butter /cocoa butter though both have only little hint of smell, nothing strong.

Packaging: sturdy, the twisting mechanism works fine with out any hassle.Nothing fancy but minimal decor.
You can buy  Korres Colour Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks from Korres website   and Asos 

Price: £6.50 /7.50 Euro

Please let me know if you've tried any :)

Disclaimer: Products were provided by the Company /PR and  I am not paid to endorse this product.My opinion are honest as always.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

RIP-NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blushes

warning : Its a SAD post

Whenevr i think of those 5 NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blushes  i ordered ( Boho chic, Glow,red cheek,Hot pink and orange)

which never made it to me*

I cry at my sleep 

I am waiting for an Angel , to look down at me and Do a miracle and send my  lost NYX Cosmetics Rouge Cream Blushes.

So one day when i wake up i will get them in mail* I would be so surprised*
* I was fully refunded , now seller wont risk shipping to Pakistan again :(  and some websites already  doesn't ship to Pakistan* i am looking at you Cherry culture*


Do miracle happen??  EVER?!

Glossicious Confession Time & Garnier Color Naturals

Its Glossicious confession time: I hate my premature Grey hair,  I experimented on them alot ,I got highlights , low lights , streaks , and  i dyed them when i was in college red, purple, brown, NEVER blonde though*looks into hair dye section* Summary: They suffered alot and Thanks to my family.. NOT .. heritage i was blessed with grey hair naturally.

  I would have loved them if i was Richard Gere, seriously ,But i am not*surprise surprise* and i don't look a tad bit pretty when my roots start showing and make me look 10 years older.
Premature grey hair mean often dying the roots, as my hair growth is faster i need to dye them after every 2 weeks. I have used many brands, L'oreal excellence, Revlon , Wella , and few others.

 Garnier, which was launched in Pakistan in July 2009.

Garnier, which is owned by the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal S.A, is renowned for its wide range of quality Hair Color, Hair Care and Skin Care products. This includes Garnier Color Naturals, a range of Hair Colors that is enriched with Natural Olive Oil. Their Skin Naturals line includes Garnier Light enriched with Pure Lemon Essence and Vitamin C and Garnier Essentials infused with Vitamin E. In Hair Care, the Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Styling products enjoy ready acceptance amongst consumers in Pakistan.
The brand’s renowned range of quality hair color products include the Color Naturals product line, a hair color that is enriched with Natural Olive Oil. Color Naturals is an extremely delicate formula with natural oil that gives a durable and brilliant color without harming the hair. Garnier Color Naturals also contains an after color care conditioner, which too is enriched with natural olive oil. The olive oil in the hair color and the post color conditioner melt into the hair to help protect it from dryness and leave it soft to the touch, shiny and always looking healthy. For generations Pakistani women have benefited from the richness of olive oil and its ability to preserve hair’s shine and luster. Finally, this key hair beauty ingredient can now be found in a hair color!
I was glad to see Juggan kazim in Granier natural ad on tv few months back. I personally feel she is stunning , beautiful and totally gorgeous.Juggun Kazim is official Brand Ambassador for Garnier Hair and Skin Care.Juggun Kazim is fast becoming one of the most recognized stars in the country, is a dynamic actress and celebrated television host.

Have you watched the ad ? No?
Here's the you tube version .


You are welcome !

Any one of my Glossicious Girls dye their  locks? OR suffer from premature Grey hair? Which hair dyes you prefer?
I like to be nosy