Saturday, July 30, 2011

No Chance To Shine With RImmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Guest Post

For all those who live in Lahore, know exactly how extremely hot and humid it is here. For those who dont, In Lahore, Pakistan the average temperature during the summer is 41C and the relative humidity for an average year is recorded as 37.9%!! Wow, right? When I leave the house, I can almost feel the humidity attacking my hair like a frizz monster. I have super oily skin, and I always dread summers, because it takes my skin seconds to go from glossy to greasy.

I finally found my Holy Grail product, it is rare that that I rave about a product so much but after so much trying and testing different products, face washes, powders, blotting papers I am excited to have finally found this!
I'm head over heels in love with Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder. It is by far the best face powder I've ever tried.  On the website it claims that 'it controls shine for up to 12 hours', and this has proven true for me. I don't use foundation or a lot of make-up every day, but this is the one make-up product that I use every single day.

It has excellent staying power. It keeps the face fresh and matte for hours. I'd get compliments for looking "fresh" even during the hottest days when everyone else's face used to be shiny. It glides on smoothly and evens out the skin tone and doesn't look cakey at all. For me, the biggest test for any face powder is applying it over sun block and moisturizer, which is just matte suicide in Lahore. Surprisingly the result was flawless, light coverage and matte skin. I usually have it on for hours and there are hardly any tell tale signs of shine despite the sun block and moisturizer underneath.
The face powder has a just hint of shimmer to it, which is barely notice-able in the pan. Often, face powders leave the skin looking unnaturally matte, which I detest. The shimmer helps in providing a natural glow to the skin.

I would definately recommend Rimmel Stay Matte for people with really oily skin. It's available in seven shades and comes with more than enough product to last you for months. It's a great alternative for all the high-end face powders out there. The only downside to the Rimmel Stay Matte is that it doesn't come up with a mirror. The packaging is light and secure enough to pop in your bag for touch up's on the go. For 6$ it's cheap and definitely worth a try. 

Guest Post by :  Sana and Aroosa  who are best friends and run a beauty blog , who have a healthy obsession with make-up, fashion, celebrities and everything that's glamorous and fun! They say There blog will not only be a beauty blog, but further chronicle everything from books to entertainment, celebrities and random ramblings!! The essence of this blog is Pakistani fashion, because we hate it when boutiques like Generation, Khaadi, Mausummery etc don't update their facebook pages! Now you'll frequently get a glimpse of whats in store before you enter it :)!! Oh, how can we forget the inspiration that bought this blog in to existence, something that makes our heart skip a beat- make-up reviews!!!We'll have a ton of those as well. Celebrity news and hot gossip is something we simply can't do without! Glamarama is here to be a part of your everyday world and will be a all-in-one entertainment source for you!
We aim at making it an ensemble of  what you call, fashion with fun and sophistication! Glamarama it is and shall be with every step we take! ;)

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Bourjois Paris Launches in Pakistan

This month has been so good. and it just got better . Guess what ?

Yes its official .

I have always been a fan of Bourjois products and always asked my cousins/sister/brother  bring some bourjois whenever they visited UK. You can check some of Bourjois posts HERE

Update :You'll be able to find Bourjois in :


  • Scentsation Park Tower Karachi
  • Scentsation Emerald Mall Karachi
  • Scentsation Dolmen Mall (Tariq Road) Karachi
  • Cos Cos Dolmen Mall Karachi
  • Naheed Store Karachi
  • Agha's Store Karachi
  • Sanaullah Store Karachi
  • Imtiaz Awami Markaez Karachi
  • Imtiaz Nazambad Karachi

  • Scentsation Hyperstar Lahore
  • Al Fatah DHA Lahore
  • Pot Pourri Defence Lahore
  • Pot Pourri Fortress Lahore
  • Al Noor Lahore


  • D Watson F10 Islamabad
  • Al Kausar Shop Islamabad
  • Shaheen Chemist Super Islamabad
  • Medi Plus Super Islamabad 

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Color Club - In The Teal" OCRF Limited Edition colors


Color Club, a New York based cosmetic brand specializing in nail and lip products announced today a limited edition nail polish collection developed exclusively for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)

Super Saturday Teal (right) OCRF Teal (left)

The new shades – OCRF and Super Saturday Teal – are sophisticated yet playful teal blue shades created exclusively for OCRF and Super Saturday 14. The polishes will be available beginning in July 2011 as part of the OCRF Super Saturday 14 event and sold though September 2011, which is Ovarian Cancer Research month. 

Color Club is also the official nail sponsor of Super Saturday 14 and will be offering manicures and nail art at the event on July 30, 2011 in the Hamptons.

Color Club is renowned for its high performance rich shades and exceptionally safe
products. All nail colors are vegan, Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP and paraben-free - and
made in New York, NY with the best raw materials. Color Club products are made in the
USA and are not tested on animals. Products are available at

The polishes are available on and 10% of all proceeds will benefit OCRF.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thailand airport shopping - Nars , Mac & Shu Umeura

My best friend came back from a 4 day trip to Philippines, on way back they had a 4 hour stay at Thailand international airport and he asked me if i need something ? what a wrong question to ask.   I gave him list of few items , he got me everything i asked except Nars sheer glow foundation in Punjab , as per him, this shade was out of stock. Dang.
Anyways this is what i asked and what he actually brought.

Now on to the goodies

    * Nars Blush in NARS Deep Throat Baht 970/- ( Almost 2824  rs and $32 )
    * Nars blush in Amour  Baht 970/- ( Almost 2824  rs and $32 )
    * NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder    Baht 1140/- ( Almost 3319  rs and $38 )
    * Mac Warmth Of Coral from Mac semi precious collection Baht 840/- ( Almost 2445  rs and $28 )
    * Shu Uemura eyelash curler Baht 610/- ( Almost 1,776  rs and $21 )

I used to convert the Baht prices

    Just imagine his reaction when i was telling him the nars blush names. He was so embarresed but i told him to show the sales girl the text i sent him . :D
    I wanted the Nars blush in Sin, but instead i went for the safe choices. I have already few blushes back at husband's place. So I asked him to get me ones, i dont own . He messed up a little here as i wanted the Nars orgasm/laguna duo but he got the NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder only. But i am happy, Its beautiful.

    I asked him to pick up Warmth Of Coral from Mac semi precious collection. I really wanted the pink one, which is feeling flush but i think i already have enough pinks for now. Warmth Of Coral from Mac semi precious collection is a beautiful coral peach. 

    I dont think shu uemura eyelash curler  need any introduction. Its one of the best eyelash curlers in the world.

    I got everything today , so i havent tried anything on yet , just swatched. I am pretty excited and CAN NOT wait to play with these. It was gift so i didnt ask prices but all prices were mentioned on the back of each product .

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    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Luscious Nail Lacquer in Diva -- NOTD

    Luscious Diva is a beautiful shade of light coral with lots gold shimmer. Last time i bought luscious ail lacauer was almost more than a year ago and since then they have changed the formula and the brush. They are wide, soft and perfectly sized to cover a whole nail in two or three swipes. Now the brush a lot more like OPI polish ones. It applies smoothly with no streaks like their polish in cotton candy , i am wearing 2 coats here.

    This color is  so so pretty, It reminds me a lot of Orly Glided coral from Orly Precious for spring 2011 collection. It maybe tad bit more deeper but same concept of Coral gold shimmer.

    I tried using a crackle polish on top and i got stunning results. It looks amazing with black crackle polish. I used beauty UK crackle polish in goth

    I wish luscious introduces more shades i their Nail Lacquer family . All i saw was pink, red, pink red, reddish pink , I want them to launch more blues, greens, greyish , yellow and many more shades with the new brush. 

    Luscious Nail Lacquer costs rs 225.  I bought mine from Potpourri DHA, Lahore. But they are easily available at all leading store nationwide and also online.

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    Sleek Makeup Pout Paint

    Bursting onto the scene with no apologies is Sleek MakeUP’s POUT PAINT, a range
    of 11 über intensive, long lasting lip pigments. These tubes of fun contain intense pigment, where one small drop goes a looooooooooooong way! Using a small bead of POUT PAINT, smooth onto your lips and the mind-blowing vibrant colour gives you full coverage that lasts for hours and dries to a satin finish.


    Unleash the wannabe makeup artist within and create your own unique shades.  Need a pastel pink, a warm peach, or an orange based red? By mixing 1, 2, or 3 colours you can create any POUT PAINT shade you need.

    Use Cloud 9 for cooling and Peek-a-Bloo for warming - POUT PAINTS put a limitless
    number of shades in your makeup bag.If you can’t bear the thought of losing your mixed shade, pop it in a little pot and guard it with your life!When you’re feeling creative, get mixing! But if you’re on the go, you’ll be forgiven for having just one POUT PAINT in your handbag. Pick up your favourite shade for an instant burst of vivid colour.

    Comes in mind-blowing vibrant colour as mentioned below 
    • Cloud9
    • Lave
    • mauve ove
    • Milkshake
    • minx
    • Peachykeen
    • Peek a book
    • pinkini 
    • Pinup
    • Port
    • Rosette

    Non-sticky, highly pigmented, long lasting, and fantastic fun to mix... POUT PAINT is
    the new LIP FIX.

    Application: Use your finger or a lipbrush to apply just a tiny bead of POUT PAINT.
    RRP: £4.99

    Pout Paint launches on 3rd August 2011

    Available in Superdrug stores nationwide and at

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    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    NYX Trio Eye Shadow Barely There/Champagne/Rootbeer - Review , Swatch & EOTD

    I have always wanted to try the nyx cosmetics eyeshadow trios. They look so cute and perfect for traveling . Aren't you tried of reading about me and my traveling yet ?. So anyways this year when my bother asked me order / buy anything i want with his credit card as birthday present , so i made a small porkdaisy order . I have had a tough time deciding which eyeshadow palette to get NYX Trio Eye Shadow or NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Haute Model ? After bit researching i went with NYX Trio Eye Shadow Barely There/Champagne/Rootbeer .

    This palette has three awsome Colors : 

        Barely there is
    an off-white color with hint of yellow and a bit of shimmer. ( Possible MAC Nylon dupe)
        Champagne is a pale peachy color with hint of orange (Possible MAC All that Glitters dupe)
        Root Beer is a
    taupe grayish shade (Possible MAC Satin Taupe dupe) 

    Can i say these colors are gorgeous ?! I mean look at them , how wearable they are. These three eyeshadow works really well together.  These colors go silky smooth ,butter soft and blend easily . After sleek makeup i divine palettes , nyx palettes are my second favorite in drugstore brands. I like the pigmentation and creaminess of them.

    Packaging wise , Nyx trio eyeshadow comes in sturdy black packaging which says for sexy babe eyes only ( really!?) . It also has a decent size mirror which is good for quick touch ups. I have seen where bloggers/ you tube gurus recommended that these eyeshadow pans are perfect size to depot and place into the MAC palettes.

    I did this quick look using Barely There  on the inner corner & Champagne on the crease  blended them together and Rootbeer applied lightly to the crease of the eye and heavy liner  creates a beautiful final touch.

    I paid $5.36 for this trio , and i will for sure say that for the price, NYX cosmetics is an excellent choice with a great range of colors and finishes , i read they come in matte, shimmery and pearly shades. The only con is that I had to order on-line . You can buy nyx cosmetics from Porkdaisy and Cherry Culture as well. These both sites ship internationally .

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