Saturday, December 1, 2012

NYX Nude on Nude Palette - Review,Photos & Swatches

I bought this palette when it was launched at . Ulta was having 40% off sale at selected brands and nyx cosmetics was included . I already have urban decay naked palette , but I didn't buy it because I wanted to compare . I personally love nyx eyeshadows , ESP their single eye shadows so I thought the discount was alone a great reason for me to grab nyx cosmetics nude on nude palette . 

NYX Nude on Nude set is a classy medley of 20 neutral eye shadows and 10 vibrant lip colors that work for every skin tone and every occasion. This makeup palette comes with a mirror and 2 applicators for your lips and eyes, making it perfectly portable.

Nyx nude on nude palette comes with 20 eye shadows and 10 lip colors . Most of the eyeshadow in this palette leans towards cool tones but all of them are pretty pigmented . They are a great mix of matte , satin and glitter . Some are better than the others . The matte ones were lityle chalky. The shadows in this palette aren't as finely milled as I usually prefer my nyx eyeshadows but for the price I paid or the regular price you can't complain . They last pretty good if wore alone but of course pairing up with a nice eyeshadow primer will even enhance the shadows and longitivtiy . They do have fall out , which bummed me out but I usually apply my foundation after I apply my eye makeup so this problem can be fixed but I was really disappointed . The eyeshadows have nice range of colors from pale white to deep black , shimmy beige to smoked brown . The lip products are your average kind, some of them are pretty pigmented but little sticky but they have nice range of pinks/coral/reds . 

The swatches arent in particular order

Price: $25.00
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Do i recommend : Yes if you are looking for 20 eyeshadows ranging from pale white to deep browns and dont mind little chalky mattes , This is a nice budget palette . Try picking it up during sales like 20% off .  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Small Collective Haul [ OCT-NOV 2012 ]

I tried to behave this month and not buy as much as i usually do. So this is the collective haul for the month of October - November. These products were bought from two different places like target &  sephora

  • Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
This was on my wishlist for a long long time ago , i am so glad to cross it off the list now. I have read so much about nars tinted moisturizer that i couldnt wait to get it on my last trip to sephora. i got the shade st Mortiz which is suitable for medium with a neutral yellow undertone

  • Organix extra strength Morrocon argan oil & Morrocon smooth perfection blow out cream
Organix extra strength Morrocon argan oil  -This rare formula has a centuries-old history of providing natural vitamin E and antioxidants while renewing your hair's cell structure, sealing in shine, and creating lush softness. A precious blend of Moroccan argan oil which instantly penetrates the hair shaft restoring shine and softness while strengthening. Derived from the southwest region of Morocco, argan oil protects from styling heat and UV damage while creating soft, seductive, silky perfection.
Morrocon smooth perfection blow out cream-  A hydrating and luxurious cream blended with exotic Moroccan argan oil to penetrate the hair shaft restoring shine and smoothing the cuticle layers of the hair while creating soft, seductive, silky perfection. This exotic precious blend of Moroccan argan oil eliminates frizz and flyaways, smoothes and creates silky softness, while protecting your hair from harmful styling heat and UV damage as it gives you smooth, shiny, sexy tresses.Helps create smooth sleek stylesblow drying time
Lightweight cream that does not leave a residue Smoothes flyaways Helps mend split ends

  •  Clarisonic deep pore cleansing head & Yes to tomatoes daily balancing moisturizer
I have had Clarisonic mia in turquoise for a while now , but i didn't start using it on regular bases until last month. I was using the sensitive brush head which came with the clarisonic Mia skin cleansing system , but i thought of giving deep pore cleansing one a try so i got it from sephora. I was using Aveeno moisturizer with spf 30 , but i was running out so i grabbed yes to tomatoes , so far i like it.
So this is is my small collective haul . I haven't bought anything after these yet. But i will do collective hauls on wards rather than doing separate posts since i think i have started to buy less and less.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My top 5 - best dressed celebrities 2012

I've been noticing a lot of beautiful ladies nowadays. Most of them are simple but yet so fashionably elegant. So today, I decided to be a fashion authority and know the best dressed people that is trending. I am going to talk about the top 5 best dressed celebrities of 2012.

Please bear in my mind that i am not making any statement and i am not saying that these were the only best dressed ones , but according to my taste and my style i found them at absolute best. 

  • Rekha
Okay so many of you will be surprised to see this name but seriously I am on love with this women saris and I know that everyone admires her saris as much as I do . She is one of those women who can never go wrong with a sari . Now we see of her during award shows only but i still adore her and i think she will make it to the list all my life.

  • Mahira Khan
Okay so I won't be talking about her drama serials here but how elegantly dresses she was . I am fan of her attire , no matter what she wears, she carries it so beautifully . She looks equally gorgeous in western and earthen attire .  

  • Dutchess Kate
Duchess Kate was named best-dressed by Vanity Fair and i couldnt agree more. She has indeed made a clear statement by wearing designs ranging from Alexander McQueen and Alice Temperley to Zara and Topshop.

  •  Anushka Sharma
If i have to summon up her style in two words, fuss free yet stylish .I loved her patyalas in band bajaa barat and i am looking forward to check out her wardrobe in JTHJ . she always look so effortlessly styled yet gorgeous

  • Emma Stone
Emma stone was chosen as best dressed by both Vogue's and InStyle's best dressed of 2012.
she's managed to make each outfit look equally as covetable as the last. She has quicly become Fashion's nnewest sweetheart .

Monday, November 26, 2012

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC30 & NC40 Review

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 liquid foundation

I bought MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 liquid foundation almost a year ago. Before I splurged on a mac liquid foundation , I googled endless reviews. I wanted 2 things in new foundation
1- long lasting
2- full coverage 
MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Liquid A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-build able coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients. Oil free.

And then I planned on getting the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 . I am between Mac NC 35-40 . The Alafath store at DHA didn't have NC35 so I went with NC40. I also have NC30 , so I mix them both to my perfect shade I can wear both of the shades on their own as this foundation blends beautifully. What I love about this foundation is that its covers any imperfections beautifully and looks flawless . The formula is thin and liquidy and finish is semi matte dewy .I prefer using my fingers to apply it for medium coverage or sometimes f80 if i want fuller coverage but mostly fingers as the warmth of fingers make whole application easy and flawless . I never felt that my face looked cakey and it never felt heavy .i have combination skin , dry from cheek area and oily T zone . I never noticed any breakout. It lasts exceptionally long on me ,I love my Revlon color stay and I am happy to report that MAC Studio Fix Fluid didn't disappoint me ,its even better . I don't wear it on daily / regular bases . I think its best to be worn on night out pr desi weddings which could last whole night. When I'm attending a wedding I apply illamasqua Gleam cream in flex (Swatch here)
Only drawback is that end of day or during humid weather it tends to get greasy , but nothing major which blotting can't fix.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation swatches NC40-NC30

Left NC40 -Right NC30

I just wish that foundation came with a pump, rather than having to pay extra to get one .But i read that new packaging is being phased out so there is a hope that MAC will introduce a pump with MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 .

I bought mine from Alfatah store DHA lahore for about rs 3695, You can get this from MAC store or counters all over world and for Pakistani readers you can order it online from