Friday, August 5, 2011

Purr by Katy Perry - PURE PURR-FECTION

Pure Purr-fection!
Must have scent for Back-to-School season

This summer Purr is the hottest kitty on the prowl! Don’t hide from your inner feline, intensify it! Tote around this little kitty in your purse or backpack and give yourself a spritz whenever you’re feeling smart, sexy and ultra fem! Katy Perry’s Purr will take your scent from boring to bold, cause after all, what’s sexier than a kitty? Infused with peach nectar and forbidden apple, this flirty floral fragrance is the back-to-school season’s must-have scent… so be fun, be flirty, be Purr-fect!

Retail: $45 for 1.7 fl oz. and $65 for 3.4 fl oz.

Available at Nordstrom and
Other retailers include: Ulta, Amazon, and Dillards.

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Sleek Makeup Pout Paint - Review , Photos & Swatches

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.

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

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

I have 5 shades to show you.

Cloud 9 is a white , which is used for cooling
Pin Up is basic red shade
Peek a Boo is blue , which is used for warming
Peachy keen is a cool toned peach shade and 
Mauve over is a deep mauve shade

Just like OCC lip tars they are insanely pigmented , gives opaque finish,customizable and smell amazing . They smell lovely but they are tasteless. They smell more sweet orangy unlike  OCC lip tars which have minty smell. I prefer the minty smell.  They are non sticky and cruelty free.They are insanely pigmented so you only need a tiny bit of the paint pout , I do however prefer the minty taste of the  OCC lip tars compared to the orangey pout paints.
Packaging wise - They come in an easy squeeze tube which will last a long time , because you need a tiny , little drop.The tube gives me better control during application and it makes it easy for me to mix colors.  Sleek makeup pout paints have a creamy, semi-matte finish just like OCC liptars.
Texture wise- Sleek makeup pout paints are thicker and more opaque compared to OCC lip tars

And some custom shades I created , can't remember what I used.

Available in Superdrug stores nationwide and at *
Price :  £4.99

* ships internationally check out their website for more details.Sleek Makeup is offering FREE SHIPPING to US with code USA75. You have only till midnight on aug 5th

Now at the end i will leave you the answer, of my wordless Wednesday post . The box has sweet treats which none of you got right ;)

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anastasia of Beverly Hills

About Anastasia:

Anastasia has long been the definitive eye and brow expert for icons such as Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah as well as hip up-and-comers like Diana Agron, Selena Gomez and Kristen Cavalari and has recently expanded into colors that match their superior standards for skincare based cosmetics.


Anastasia of Beverly Hills products have recently been added to all Sephora stores in the United States. Our make up plus approach always has the importance of skin care at the base of our clinically tested cosmetic formulas To find our more and get monthly updates please feel free to sign up for our newsletter by clicking here 

"Beauty Express" brow-kit instructional video from Anastasia Beverly Hills on Vimeo.

  • Get the look Blake Lively

  •  Get the look Taylor Swift 

  • Get the look Brittany Spears 


Best Sellers :

All-in-one kit with instructions straight from Anastasia!

Kit Contains:

Get an instant sun-kissed glow without the sun! Illumin8 Bronzer is the first clinically and consumer-tested bronzing powder that hydrates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Clinically proven to hydrate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Results after 4 WEEKS of daily use:
78% reported skin appeared SMOOTHER.
73% reported skin appeared ILLUMIN8.
68% reported skin appeared FIRMER.

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The Hual - July 2011

I made two trips to Lahore in one month, mid June and end of june. I went little crazy with makeup shopping. I hauled some MAC and some other stuff on my first trip, Check out June Haul post if you wanna see what i got [here].

I mainly shopped at Alfatah DHA and potpourri DHA  this time. 

  • Luscious Nail lacquer in Diva ( potpourri )
  • Luscious Nail lacquer in Cotton Candy  ( potpourri )
  • Himalaya lip balm ( potpourri )
  • Mac studio finish concealer (Alfatah) 

I went little Palladio crazy. I bought one palladio herbal lipstick in surely pink on my first visit to ( potpourri ) , and then i went back next day and bought 2 more and also a water proof eyeliner pencil. I love these lipsticks, If you  have access to Palladio beauty products, you MUST check them out. They smell delicious like cocoa butter or vanilla . They are super creamy and super pigmented. I was checking rest of palladio products and i found the retractable herbal eye pencil. I got it in black. I love it, Its creamy , pigmented and glides smoothly. 
I think lipsticks were like rs 450 and pencil was around 375. I have lost the receipts so i am not 100% sure.

Lipstick shades i got are 
  • Surely pink
  • Paris Pink &
  • Smokey rose

Okay i saw this lip pencils at potpourri , swatched it and threw it in my basket , not knowing it was rs 575. Seriously a lip pencil for this expensive. I almost returned it but i loved the way it glides , its like a lip pencil and a lipgloss in one. Its by karaja and its the prefect pinkish nude color.

I was at potpourri and when i saw these , i instantly thought of cynthia from indain vanity case, she reviewed it couple of months ago. I knew i had to have it. They had all three scents , i wasnt sure which one she loved , so i googled her review and got the one she loved for rs 900.

Lastly , got three brushes , yes all blush brushes. Two are from line called RUVAJ UK, One is angled and other one is regular blush brush , they both were more than rs 350 and less than rs 400. Then got MAC 168. Bought all of these from alfatah. 

So this is my haul. I guess i bought quite alot of stuff in last one month so no more makeup shopping for me.

*Sorry about photos quality , still trying to figure out new camera

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dr.'s REMEDY: Hot Hot Hot Summer Shade

Sun, sand, shore: three summertime staples.And since setting our sights on this season’sbright, sassy, new summer collection from Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish, we’re
believers that your hands and feet will follow suit in fantastically, fashionable style. Just in
time to slip into your sexy sandals, welcome Dr.’s REMEDY Hot Hot Hot Summer 2011
collection: five fabulous, terrifically-on-trend shades of Enriched Nail Polish that we promise you’ll sizzle for!!!

The sunburst shades include: Dr.’s REMEDY Hot Hot Hot Summer Shades Fresh new shades that sizzle

LOVELY Lavender: a pale purple with matte depth and charm. 
GLEE Gold: a shimmer infused coin of perfection.
TRANQUIL Tangerine: a bold, but wonderfully wearable slice of juicy delight. 
BOLD Baby Blue: an aqua meets turquoise take on every boy's favorite color. 
NURTURE Nude Pink: a delicate, damsel in distress,  barely there beautiful

Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Polish is available for $17 online at

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Rimmel London Match Perfection Line - Review , Photo & Swatches

I was fortunate enough to given a chance to test and review the new Rimmel London Match Perfection Line.
Live life to perfection!  You deserve perfect looking, naturally radiant, flawless skin.  And now you can have it thanks to new Match Perfection Range from Rimmel London. Rimmel’s first skin-matching range blends beautifully for truer, fresher, longer-lasting colour.  It really is perfection. Rimmel’s secret?  The answer lies with three exciting formula innovations.

Rimmel Launches Its First Skin-Matching Range - which Comes in
  • Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation,  
  • Rimmel London 2 in 1 Concealer and 
  • Ultra Creamy Powder.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation you can say goodbye to unnatural colour and tell-tale tide marks. This high-tech make-up perfectly adapts to and copies your skin tone and texture so you look like you’re blessed with a naturally gorgeous complexion.  The long-lasting formula stays for up to 16 hours of wear, with no colour fade, so you can go from day to night without having to touch up.  Lightweight and oil free, it’s super comfortable to wear so you feel as natural as you look.  And because protecting your skin’s own beauty is all-important, the foundation benefits from an SPF 15.
Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer is the perfect treat to banish forever any signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area while Rimmel London Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Powder is a premium compact powder with an incredibly soft, creamy texture that blends beautifully to give the ultimate undetectable non-chalky finish and up to 14-hour shine control.  It’s never been easier to be a natural-looking beauty.

I received sample sizes of three different shades of Rimmel London's Match Perfection foundation. I am sucker for travel sizes products. I've been trying Rimmel London's Match Perfection foundation for a few weeks now. First of all it has spf 15, which is excellent for summer days or all around the year.I am dry- Combo skin type, mean it dry from cheeks area and oily at T zone. So It works well for my skin as the foundation gives a dewy finish. I love the way it gives healthy, dewy finish. Since these days it so hot and humid, this needs to be set with a powder. I think it will work great in winters.
It blends beautifully into skin, It evens out my skin tone which i love. The coverage is build able. The coverage is pretty decent, It gives medium to full coverage . In the hot summers of Pakistan my makeup has tendency to slip but the lasting quality of Rimmel London's Match Perfection foundation is impressive.

Swatches of Rimmel London's Match Perfection foundation

L-R  103 - 300 & 402

Since it has this dewy finish , I won't recommend this foundation to oily skin. But this might work perfectly for combo, dry or normal skin. 

Rimmel london  Match Perfection 2 in 1 Concealer

I got the full size of the Rimmel london 2 in 1 Concealer. This concealer is supposed to be a 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter,  so it conceals and also brightens up the eyes.
It comes in a squeezy tube , which is flexible , I prefer this packaging rather than the twist and click. It has a brush which makes it easy if you want to apply concealer directly from the tube or with a brush. I apply directly and then blend in tapping motion in with my fingers.

I swatched the shades when this line was initially launched and thought whoa! these are way to light for my skintone. I am glad i got to try the Rimmel london 2 in 1 Concealer in natural beige. The 060 natural Beige  It's the perfect beige for concealing and illuminating my nc30-35 skin tone.  The concealer does tend to settle  into lines by the end of the day but nothing major Just remember to moisturize the under eyes properly prior  to makeup. are Here's a swatch on back of my hand.

I apply it under my eyes  and set it with the Rimmel London's Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder in Ivory, why i set it with lightest shade is because it keep the under eyes bright and awake. I use the shade closer to my skin tone to set the face makeup.  I will highly recommend this , It one of the favorites of me ,among three products.

Rimmel London's Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder


I received 2 fill size and 2 sample pan size of  Rimmel London's Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder.When i first got the shades i was little bummed because none of them seemed like a match for my skin. But when i used the Ivory over the Rimmel london 2 in 1 Concealer , i kinda loved the way it brighten the look. Over all the soft beige is the closest match.Also one of the full size compact came shattered. 
I likeed the crown detail on the lid. Packaging is very cute and blue. What if the blue part was hot pink ? ;) 
It comes in a pretty decent sized compact with a mirror and sponge. It also has the mirror, perfect for touching up on-the-go. 

The powder itself is super soft and creamy when you touch it. The finish is matt and lightweight . It doesn't leave the looking cakey or flakey which is the last thing i want.  The coverage is pretty decent, Its really pigmented so you dont need alot of product. I will recommend using it with a powder brush and dust it all over lightly or where ever needed.
If you are fortunate enough to have a good skin you may get away by using this powder by its own. This is my second favorite from the Rimmel London Match Perfection Line .

L-R 103 true Ivory and 200 soft beige

Rimmel London's Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder swatches on back of the hand

L-R 100 Ivory, 103 true Ivory , 200 soft beige, and 300 sand

Prices : 

  • Rimmel London's Match Perfection  foundation - rs 1400
  • Rimmel London's Match Perfection 2 i 1 concealer - rs 575 
  • Rimmel London's Match Perfection powder - rs 1300

Over all the I  will highly recommend Match Perfection Concealer. 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter and the Rimmel London's Match Perfection Ultra Creamy Compact Powder. They are worth picking up.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars - Photos , Swatches & Review

A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you!

Like all of our products, OCC Lip Tar is 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free, and is also free of parabens and other harsh preservatives. A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

DIRECTIONS: Apply the tiniest bead of Lip Tar with our #009 Angle Brush for complete, opaque coverage, either mixed with other shades or straight out of the tube. Applying too much product can result in feathering/bleeding so remember: a little goes a very, very long way!

I first got to know about OCC liptars way back early 2010 , when all British blogger were raving about them after the IMATS 2010. I was following mostly British blogs at that time . I so wanted to try them A- I prefer opaque lip products B- I am sucker for minty fresh smell.
OCC Liptars are basically , lip paints for lips. They are insanely pigmented , gives opaque finish,customizable and smell amazing . They smell very minty like peppermint, of course from the Peppermint Oil they have in the ingredients. They smell lovely but they are tasteless.  They are non sticky and cruelty free.

I will highly recommend using a lip liner with the liptars as they tend to bleed. So I line my lips with a lip liner, then apply a thin layer first and once it dries, then i add a second  thicker layer. They are kind of runny so lip brush comes handy most of the times for the even application.If you have dry lips, make sure to apply lip balm prior to application.

It comes in a a squeeze tube , which definitely gives me better control during application and it makes it easy for me to mix colors. Just make sure that you dont squeeze hard or else you will waste the product, because you need a tiny , little drop.The tiniest little bead, barely a quarter of a squeeze out of the tube, is enough to impart full, opaque coverage on the lips. Lip Tar has a creamy, semi-matte finish.

One more thing the writing on the tube rubs/comes off very easily. I have had them for only couple of days and some of the writing is already coming off , as soon as this post goes live , i am gonna go and secure them with a clear nail polish.

OCC lip tars comes in amazing number of shades, mid tones grey to true opaque black. Cyan Blue to bright yellow ,True red to True coral, Choice of shades are limitless.

I have six shades.  They are amazing.

First three shades are very neutral and easy to carry off.

  • Memento  Soft pink / Pink neutral
  • Hush The perfect bridal pink , soft and natural
  • Trick is a browned peach nude. 

Now these three are vibrant , crazy bright shades

  • Grandma  is a clean and classic true coral.
  • Trollop is a bright watermelon pink cranberry coral.
  • Demure is adeep purple with intense fuchsia undertone

These swatches were taken on back of my hand, in direct sun light.

First row ( L-R)  Trick , Hush and memonto 
Second row( L-R) Demure, Trollop and Grandma

What you can do with lip tars and the colors you can create are almost limitless. When i was mixing shades it woke up the sleeping artist in me , I had flashbacks from my fine arts college days when i started mixing them together .

How to Mix :
Step 1: Squeeze out the tiniest amount of colors , you can always squeese more if you need to.
Step 2: Take a toothpick , Which is easily available at any household.
Step 3:  Mix them well together.
Step 4: And its done , And if you make a mistake, just keep adding till you get it right.

Now some lip swatches.

I mixed a drop of demure with a drop of Hush and then mixed them togther with toothpick , Result !! Prettiest Barbie Pink Shade EVEERR .

Wearing Memento on its own . I am so in love with this color.

Wearing Trick

Mixed Memento , Hush,Demure and maybe all of them because i seriously i don't remember.

OCC lip tars is $13.00 USD each and available from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Sleek makeup is launching Pout Paints on aug 3 , which has quite similar idea. I cant wait to get my hands on them and see how they compare.

My lip tars and Nars Blushes  are the favorite things I own right now.

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