Saturday, January 22, 2011

Deal Alert - Tarina Tarantino Discount at Sephora

 Tarina Tarantino— is know as the "Queen of Irreverent Luxury".
if you have always  wanted to try some of her cosmetics, then head over to sephora as some of the Tarina Tarantino stuff is on the sale .

TARINA TARANTINO Electric Butterfly Fashion Collection Now  $10-$20
TARINA TARANTINO Tokyo Hardcore Fashion Collection, Now $10 - $20
TARINA TARANTINO Candy Cameo Fashion Collection,  Now $10 - $20
TARINA TARANTINO Bibarucci Fashion Collection, $10 - $20

 Previous Prices in the above Collections
  • Lip Gloss Ring ($35)
  • Eye Dream Hypershadow ($19)
  • Lip Gloss ($19)

  • Lip Gloss Ring now $20
  • Eye Dream Hypershadow now$10
  • Lip Gloss now $10
Lip Gloss Fashion Collection, are now $10

TARINA TARANTINO Eye Dream Hypershadow Fashion Collection, Now$10

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Sephora Collection Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette - Warm

Sephora Collection Floral Funk Eyeshadow Palette - Warm ($60 Value)

What it is:
limited edition palette with nine eyeshadows that can create looks ranging from natural to dramatic.

What it does:
Add an edgy yet feminine touch to your look with this gorgeous assortment of shades. Experiment with cool, smoky shades and a fun pop of color or use the warm nude tones for a naked look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

- Parabens

What else you need to know:
The Floral Funk Palette comes in a hard compact covered in pewter-colored faux leather that's bejeweled with golden rivets and adorable black, white, and golden flowers. 

Price : $28

Available at :

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Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L106 - Review, Photos &, Swatches

 Check out my review on Ellis Faas Milky lips here . Today i will be reviewing Ellis Faas creamy lips. says :Creamy Lips offers the most cover when applied and is a great lipstick which really helps to define your lips. It feels soft and velvety and, thanks to a special blend of lightweight oils, not only hydrates your lips but gives them the appearance of being fuller.
The applicator is a so called showerhead (2nd picture) and is most suitable for this texture, for ease of applying and creating the best effect.
All ELLIS LIPS products are lightweight, long-lasting and extremely easy to apply. They all contain Vitamin E and are paraben-free. All the textures in the ELLIS LIPS collection are liquid, so they immediately blend into the skin on application – making them non-sticky!

The packaging of Ellis Faas is pretty much same. They come is beautiful expensive looking silver packaging.Ellis faas lipsticks packaging looks like silver pens. I love taking them out of my bag and ask my male cousins or brother if they can guess what it is ? and their answer is always same:pen ? LOL . I love doing this. ;)
The applicator is a brush one unlike the milky lips one which had a brush applicator. I will highly suggest that you clean the applicators after using them to keep them clean.
Ellis Faas Creamy Lips are one of the most pigmented lipsticks i have tried. You can sheer it out if you want with a finger or a lip brush but i prefer using it directly from the tube .I have naturally pigmented lips so i dont prefer sheer lip products. Ellis Faas lip products are just perfect for me.The texture is really creamy and non sticky. It applies like a dream and  moisturizing as well.

sorry about the quality of picture , it was taken in a crappy weather and with a crappy samsung camera
BRAND: Ellis Faas
PRODUCT: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips
€ 25 / UK£ 21 / US$ 35 
Color/Shade: Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L106
PROS: Pigmented, Smooth & creamy texture,sleek Packaging
CONS: bit pricy for some , not easily available
Would I Recommend? YES  in some other shade

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Deal Alert-Smashbox Wish Holiday 2010 Collection at Apothica

I was browsing Apothica website well ...  for makeup other day , I was delighted to see  Smashbox Wish Holiday 2010 Collection set on discounted prices.

Smashbox CosmeticsHoliday 2010 Eye Wish Palette
Price: original $45.00 now  $36.0

Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish for the Perfect Primers
Price: original $39.00 now  $31.20 
Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish List       
Price: original $49.00 now  $39.0 

and Smashbox Cosmetics Burlesque Beauty Collection
Price: original $35.00 now  $28.0

And if you use SKFRIEND20 code, you will get further 20 % discount

Smashbox CosmeticsHoliday 2010 Eye Wish Palette
Price: original $45.00 now  $36.0 further 20% discount = $28.80

Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish for the Perfect Primers Price: original $39.00 now  $31.20 further 20% discount = $24.96

Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish List  
Price: original $49.00 now  $39.0 further 20% discount =$31.20

and Smashbox Cosmetics Burlesque Beauty Collection Price: original $35.00 now $28.0 further 20% discount =$22.4

My husband is coming in a week or ten days , (btw this is what i am hearing from last 3 months) so i wanted to make my last online order for next 3 months. I guess he will have to charter another plane just only for my stuff. I have collected / ordered quite alot in last few months.
and back to the topic , i couldn't miss this discount and i already dont own a single smash box product so i went a head and ordered, Bear in mind that 20% discount doesnt work for all brands, like it didnt work for my Rouge Volupte Lipstick.

I ordered  Smashbox Cosmetics Burlesque Beauty Collection 

and Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish List 

Product Name Qty Unit Price Total
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick #23 - Luscious Pink 1 $34.00 $34.00
Smashbox Cosmetics Holiday 2010 Wish List 1 $39.00 $39.00
Smashbox Cosmetics Burlesque Beauty Collection 1 $28.00 $28.00
SUBTOTAL $101.00
USPSPriority Mail Tracking# 9101098411254006115835

This is my second order and when every time you order with a account will automatically receive Reward Points when they purchase eligible items from,, or Earn reward points every time you make a purchase of eligible products. (Please note: returning the product will remove the points received)1 Reward Point = 10 cents, 10 Reward Points = $1, and 100 Reward Points = $10.00, and these points can be used to purchase eligible products on our sites.(info  taken from so i had almost $14 worth point available and  i used $12.30 from my available points.

I am pretty happy now because my order has been shipped :) 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

L'Oréal Professionnel launched “Nabila Changes” - a literary and visual celebration of Nabila's 25 Years in Beauty and Fashion

Launched in Pakistan in 2009, L’Oréal Professionnel is the number #1 professional brand
worldwide, innovating to work with hairdressers across the world to dream, excel and
succeed. L'Oréal Professionnel is a key partner for over 1 million of the world's most dynamic
hairdressers, including top stylists within Pakistan.

L'Oréal Professionnel Pakistan proudly presented their first book release, “Nabila Changes” - a literary and visual celebration of 25 years of the iconic Nabila’s journey within the Pakistani fashion and entertainment industry at Nabila's Studio, the Commune. A book aiming to inspire, “Nabila Changes” is a written account of Nabila’s life reflecting her pioneering spirit, her innovative nature, her ability to discover new platforms and redefine existing boundaries merging hair, fashion and beauty through her lifestyle brand, ‘Nabila’. The launch of “Nabila Changes” is manifest of L'Oréal Professionnel’s commitment to encourage, support and build the professional beauty platform in Pakistan; indeed to celebrate and project role models such as Nabila within the industry in order to galvanize hairdressing within Pakistan.
L'Oréal Professionnel’s “Nabila Changes”, is a 135 page exclusive hardcover title. Divided into 9 chapters, the book comprises of a ‘Foreword’ by Zain Mustafa, project consultant for “Nabila Changes”, followed by an ‘Introduction’ where Nabila has documented how she started, her inspirations, her family, her first professional haircut, her lifestyle brand ‘Nabila’ and how she reinvented her own life. The third chapter ‘I’ comprises of images of Nabila narrating the movement of her journey through the past 25 years, followed by three personalities in Nabila’s life who add to her vision in the chapter ‘Us’,while ‘We’ focuses on Nabila’s work with L’Oréal as a creative consultant. The sixth and seventh chapters ‘He’ and ‘She’respectively, highlights her work with male and female personalities including celebrities, such as the legendary Wasim Akram, Babra Sharif and Shaan. Nabila shares some of her best work with top models in the eighth chapter entitled ‘You’, while the last chapter ‘It’ showcases her fluid journey through spaces with “one aura always leading to a new era” as quoted by Nabila.
With text and editing by journalist Aamna Haider Isani, design by Saima Zaidi and end page photography by Amean J,Nabila Changes has been published with 500 exclusive collectors' edition copies. With the launch of “Nabila Changes”following the success of their collaborative “Rock and Folk” Show in 2010, L’Oréal Professionnel looks forward to continuing to lead the projection of talent, building a professional platform for hairdressing in Pakistan.
Speaking about the launch of “Nabila Changes”, managing director L'Oréal Pakistan Musharaf Hai has said, “When I think of Nabila’s professional milestones, they reflect an eye for detail, daring concepts, a penchant for risk, passion for differentiation, a supreme belief in herself… and why not! Her craft has evolved over time. Her expertise is evident from her interpretations of L’Oréal collections where she celebrates the richness of Pakistani culture. Nabila’s journey is infinite as is
her quest for perfection.”

Business Unit Manager Professional Products Division L’Oréal, Sadia Shah has said, “We are committed to providing hairdressers in Pakistan with the best in art, technique and technology with the mission to dream, excel and succeed together. The idea to partner with cutting edge stylist Nabila and to sponsor her book presented an opportunity for L’Oréal Professionnel to project innovation and inspire fresh talent in the industry. We are proud to project Pakistani talent on the world map.”“Having worked closely with the international director of L’Oréal, Michel Claire, in the capacity of a creative consultant, I am amazed to see the depth of trend research and thought that goes behind each image. L’Oréal is an inspirational combinationof art, science, tradition and international business. Needless to say it is the perfect match for me” says Nabila about her experience working with L’Oréal and the launch of her book, “Nabila Changes”. 

Attended and supported by a diverse selection of Pakistan's most influential personalities from the realms of fashion,entertainment, media, music and business, the evening included an introduction to the book and Nabila's immense
contribution to creativity by media personality Imran Aslam, who spoke of Nabila's 25 years of dynamism she unfailingly continues to infuse within this industry. This was followed by an exclusive book signing by Nabila herself.

AND ONLINE . Please do not copy

About Nabila: 
aNabila, acclaimed stylist and image consultant from Karachi, first opened her salon in May
1986. She has redefined fashion, style and imagery in Pakistan. Throughout her 25-year career in the beauty industry, she has contributed extensively towards refining the image of the media industry. Nabila clasps eclectic and original styles both in her work and in her own sense of Fashion. She is known for her specialized touch, be it hair, styling or dramatic make up for shoots. At Nabila, the creative team works with all aspects of hair, makeup and styling, believing that individualism and attention to detail are the key in customizing styles.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DMGM Photo finish concealer - Photos & Swatch

I believe applying concealer is a mandatory tep in my makeup ritual. I have a perfect right side of my facr but leftie is bit problematic with few dark spots and open pores.I must say i dont have dark circle problem but lack of sleep , sitting in front of tv or in my case my rusty old laptop can do some hard . I have few concealers in my collection brands like art deco, elf, korres, luscious. I love my artdeco camouflage concealer but it got hard in winters that i sometimes have to warm it up by putting it in my underarms( no kidding) . 
I went shopping with mom yesterday , my city is a small southern town with no higher end brand , infact let me correct no drugstore brands around. Imagine my excitement when i saw a DMGM stand and i spotted DMGM Photo finish concealer.

 What it is :

Taken from DMGM website : Photo finish concealer gently conceals dark circles, imperfections, and is ideally suited to all skin types. It gives an even and longlasting result, without drying the skin. Easy application and uniform coverage ensures greater adherence on both, eye shadow and eye pencil and helps your make up last longer as well.

There were all 4 shades available. I was really interested in buying shade 4 which is dark beige. But it was tad darker and i wanted something for under eyes, something which can give some brightening effect, I have heard that under eye concealer should be two shades lighter than your skin tone. So i got shade 2 , which is linen .
Shades available are 
  • 01- Porcelain
  • 02-Linen 
  • 03-Peach
  • 04- dark beige

BRAND: DMGM cosmetics (
PRODUCT: DMGM Photo finish concealer
PRICE: rs 620/-
Color/Shade: 02-Linen

So this was the introductory post , will be reviewing it soon. :) as i just got it yesterday so i would test it for few days.
Do you use concealers? which is your favorite brand?

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Nars New Launches + Olivia Wilde wears Nars New Velvet Gloss Lip pencil to the Golden Globes

NARS worked with celebrity makeup artist Spencer Barnes to create presenter Olivia Wilde’s ( glowing look for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.

“Olivia's look was inspired by images she collected of what she refers to as ‘the French girl.’  I wanted her skin to be fresh and clean with eyes that extended outward.  Touches of rose gold and sheer pink-veiled lips completed her youthful coquette-ish look,” Spencer said.

Below is a list of products that Spencer used, including the soon-to-be-released Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil!

·        Sheer Glow Foundation

·        PRO-PRIME Multi Protect Primer With SPF (NEW for Summer 2011 – available 1st April exclusively at Space.NK)
for now, try NARS Makeup Primer With SPF

·        Copacabana Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2011 – Available February 15th exclusively to Space.NK)
for now, try Copacabana Multiple

·        Amour Blush

·        PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

·        Nouveau Monde Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2011 – available February from
·        Hollywoodland Soft Touch Shadow (NEW for Spring 2011 – available February from
·        Mambo Eyeliner Pencil

·        Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

·        Fantasia Lipliner Pencil

·        Madere Pure Matte Lipstick (NEW for Spring 2011 – available February from
·        Frivolous Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (NEW for Spring 2011 – available February from

Copacabana Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2011)

*images provided by the PR please dont copy without a link back


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Lorac Be Mine Collection

Valentines Day is less than a month ago , and makeup companies are already coming up with l ovely new products or collections. For me valentines is all abour reds and pinks.
If you thought Illamasqua collection, for Valentines day Throb was bit bold for you then Lorac be mine collection might be just perfect with all the pink awesomeness.

What it is:
A seven-piece kit that contains all the beauty essentials you need to create a sexy, smoky eye with a luscious 3D pout.

What it does:
This set includes three eyeshadows, a shimmering pink blush, a volumizing and thickening mascara, and a Multiplex 3D lip gloss all in a to-go makeup bag that's perfect for your next romantic getaway.

This set contains:
- 0.35 oz Lashes Volumizing & Thickening Mascara in Black
- 0.17 oz Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in Vivid (pink with gold 3D pearl)
- 3 x 0.06 oz Eye Shadow in Sand (shimmering beige), Delight (shimmering fuchsia), and After Party (dark black violet)
- 0.09 oz Blush in Desire (shimmering pink)
- Black Zip Pouch

Price $37
Availability ( online only)

This year Love is in the air . Every day between now and Valentine's, 'I have decided to hunt the best Valentines day deal and will be posting best gift ideas,deals here. See all the posts  on Valentines day specials here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Illamasqua Throb Collection for Valentines - Makeup Breakdown of Promo image

I was blon away by the promo images of The Throb collection .It was too beautiful and eye catching .I loved the way eyeliner was applied and the red lips looks oh so sexy.

Here are the other products used within the shoot,(artistry by Illamasqua’s creative director, Alex Box, of course


Product List

Face: Cream Foundation 100
Rich Liquid Foundation 115
Powder Foundation 105
Cheeks :Powder Blusher in ‘Disobey’
Powder Blusher in ‘Intrigue’
Eyes : Pure Pigment in ‘Furore’
Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Heroine’ [on cheeks and eyes
Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Sex’
Cream Pigment in ‘Emerge’   ** NEW for SS11 collection! **
Eye Liner Cake in ‘Mislead’
Sealing Gel [for eyebrows]
PI in ‘Abyss’
False Eye Lashes '021'

The Throb collection is available from January 17th 2011 in Illamasqua’s Flagship Store, Selfridges London, Manchester, Birmingham, Fenwick Newcastle, Debenhams Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and online at

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Coastal Scents Brilliant Deal- My order

I posted about Coastal Scents Brilliant deal yesterday here  . Basically its $5 off any purchase when you spend $25, take $10 off any purchase when you spend $50 and $20 off any purchase when you spend $100 or more at .
I couldn't resist , i was loving their new brushes so i splurged, I ordered 12 item in total . Here is what i ordered. 

Order Form
Item to PurchaseQty.Price after OptionsExt. Price
Chisel Shader Brush
Item#: BR-253
Destiny Blender Brush
Item#: BR-246
Duo Fiber Crease Brush
Item#: BR-252
Synthetic Angle Blush and Define
Item#: BR-105
Tapered Duo Fiber Blush
Item#: BR-247
Round Tapered Powder - Blush Brush
Item#: BR-200
36 Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
Item#: PL-025
Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer
Item#: MM-EP-04
Sable Blending Brush
Item#: BR-212
Destiny Precision Angled Liner Brush
Item#: BR-242
Truffle Gel Liner
Item#: GL-10
Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush
Item#: BR-205
Total :$0.00

I have given my husband's address in U.s.a so i got the free shipping as my order my over $50. I am quite excited to try the new smokey eyeshadow palette ,new matt eye primer and some brushes. I wanted to try a brown gel liner so i order Truffle gel liner after looking at few swatches online.
I did wanted the new brushes but i saw them after i placed my order, i emailed them to cancel my order but i guess its okay , i will order them next time.

So that's my little order, it may take some time to reach hubby due to FedEx service has been affected by severe winter storms throughout the Northeastern and Southeastern U.S .

Did you order something ?

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