Saturday, September 10, 2011

NOTD: choco cream + bright pink

I hope you had the best of Eid.....Sorry for posting it soooo late. Well I wanted to do a french manicure but not the regular one. So I had these nail polishes and the inspiration came from Miss Jessica Harlow and I thought why not try bright pink french tips.

All you need is:
1. Beige nail polish ( I used Sweet Touch Choco cream)
2. Any bright coloured nail polish ( I used Sweet Touch Bright Pink)
3. Scotch Tape ( for the tips)
4. Top coat

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Hope you like  it! I got a lot of compliments. Do try it!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: e.l.f Luscious Liquid Lipstick

e.l.f essential luscious liquid lipstick ( $1/Rs.170) is well a lipstick with the texture of a lipgloss which is sheer in pigmentation but can build up the colour. The packaging is unique, having a sponge applicator at the top and rotates at the bottom. Available in 12 shades. I have with me Baby lips( sheer pink) and Cherry tart( sheer red).

According to the website:

Lip therapy is here! Intensive hydrating agents along with natural pigments leave lips with long-lasting color and moisture. This luscious liquid lipstick creates wearable color that flatters a multitude of skin tones and looks.

See how the product comes out

The swatches

1.Inexpensive. For the price, there is no doubt about the quality. Your wallet will thank you!!!
2. Super moisturizing. The staying power is like 3-4 hours.( After eating at a party my lipstick was still there!)
3.Nice packaging.
4. Easy application
5. Not sticky


Overall this product is a great buy. Since e.l.f is launched in Pakistan, check this product on their website:
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Do let me know what you think?

Friday, August 12, 2011

EOTD : Old Gold...Arabic eyes

I love Arabic Eye makeup. I had this eye dust by Barry M in Old Gold, so i thought why not attempt to do an arabic eye. I'm no makeup artist. It's just what i gathered from seeing tons of pictures.

Here are the pictures.

On my eyes:
Barry M dazzle dust in Old Gold
Wet n Wild Color icon trio in I got good jeans...The Gold colour
Orlane Paris Velvet eye shadow TABAC CHAUD/DESERT VERT ( don't bother any lime green eyeshadow and dark shimmery brown eyeshadow would do)
Ulta eyeshadow in camel
e.l.f shimmering eye pencils in black bandit and boldly bronzed
Rimmel soft kohl kajal eyeliner pencil in black
Loreal original Voluminous mascara ( how i hate my lashes not showing up in pictures)
Etude creamy eyeliner pencil in white

Hope you like it Habibis!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

NOTD : Sand Dune + Glitter!!!

I love pastel shades and this particular shade just caught my eye and i just had to get it! It's Luscious cosmetics Diamond Finish Nail Lacquer in Sand Dune. It's a creme finish nail lacquer. When after 2 coats, I thought this colour had something missing.Then popped in my glitter nail polish that i got from UK. It's called Opia by Primark. Well here are the pics...the shade is kind of light peach and on the website it is stated as Creamy pale gold which it is NOT!!!

I like it and I highly recommend it !!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

EOTD : Smokey Red

It's Sunday night and i've got nothing to do....So i opened my drawer and started looking into my makeup stash to find anything interesting. I found MeMeMe cosmetics pink shimmer highlighter that i got from UK. It had gorgeous shades of pinks and red/magenta in stripes. So instead of using as a blusher i thought why not try to use as eyeshadows. So here are the pictures. This look is kind of bridal-ish in my way. I don't know.You be the judge!

On my eyes I used:

e.l.f Mineral eyeshadow primer
Revlon illuminance cream shadow in not just nudes
Lancome eyeshadow in lezard and latte.
e.l.f Shimmer eyeliner pencil in black bandit and boldly bronzed
Rimmel soft Kohl Kajal eyeliner in black
Excuse the no lashes. My bad forgot to put mascara....Silly me!!!

Hope you like it!!!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

EOTD: I got good jeans?!?

I got this trio from Wet n Wild and was thinking of doing some makeup look plus test out the intensity of these eyeshadows. I like the combination of blue and gold. The eyeshadows are quite pigmented . Blending turned out hard. So hope you like the look. =D

                                       Photo taken from


Let me know what you think.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: e.l.f Essential Signature.

e.l.f Essential signature ($ 8) is a sleek case great to put essential makeup and has another portion for putting essential brushes.Available in 3 colours i.e. black, burgundy and bronze. Great for travelling. I have with me in black.

According to the website:
This bag is great for purse or travel. This double-zippered bag gets you organized fast. One side has slots for brushes plus a handy mesh pouch, while the other side fits all your essentials. A staple item for any makeup guru.

Here are a couple of pictures for you to get the idea.


- Sleek looking


So it's my current travel bag. Or you can just store some of your makeup stuff in it. A must have!!!

Let me know what you think. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: e.l.f Shimmer eyeliner pencils

e.l.f Essential Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil ($ 1/ Rs.170) is a shimmering metallic eye pencil that glides on smoothly and is available in 9 different shades. Perfect for the eyes this summer. I have with me only 5 shades. Planning on trying the rest.

According to the website:
Instantly brighten eyes with e.l.f.’s shimmering metallic liners that put the spotlight on eyes. The smooth formulation glides on effortlessly without tugging at the delicate eye area. Choose from an assortment of 9 delicious and essential shades designed to add depth, definition and a special sparkle to create a very glamorous look! Pencil includes a convenient sharpener cap for easy use! 

Here are the swatches.
 From left to right:Plum passion,Gunmetal,Boldly bronzed,Twinkle Teal,Black bandit.

My Thoughts:

The Cons:

-Out of them twinkle teal is the least pigmented. I had to swatch it couple of times to get the intensity.
-The colours are good but they don't last long.
-They smudge easily.

The Pros:

-They look great when used alone or with some eyeshadow.
- Inexpensive.
- Nine gorgeous colours.
- The sharpener works.
-They glide on smoothly and you don't need to tug the eye area.

Although they don't last long but if you put similar colour eyeshadow over it then they do stay for quite a while. 

Why I buy them again?

Yess!!! I will because they are inenxpensive and pretty colours too.

Do let me know what you all think?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Skincare Routine

Hola Bonitas!!!

Summer is just here and it's time for popsicles and ice creams and cool drinks and picnics...yayy!!!
To enjoy all these you have to take care of yourself and your skin. So here is my routine for summer.since, i'm on holidays and have no stress, I tend to take extra care for my skin. So here are the things i use on daily and on weekly basis.

1.Cosméceutique Natural FaceWash (Rs.280): I wash my face 2-3 times throughout the day with this face wash. It's great for all skin types.

2. Loreal Hydrafresh Gel (Rs.500): This is my summer bestie. This gel moisturises my skin and leaves it non-oily looking. Love it!!!

3. Cosméceutique Under Eye Gel (Rs.450) : I'm trying this out. It's been a couple of weeks and i see that my under eye area feels hydrated. It's water based so my eye area doesn't feel oily. I can see my under eye less darker than before or is it just that it's summer and i'm sleeping alot. haha

4. Cosméceutique Natural Sunscreen (Rs.390) : This sunscreen is amazing!!! It's water based and when applied to skin, the skin feels moisturised and not icky, oily feel that some common sunscreens do. Always in my purse now.

5. Soft lips lip protectant/ balm ($2): It's sort of a sun screen for your lips. It has spf of 20 so yay for the lips in summer. My advice is to get hold of any balm that offers spf in it. 

6. Freeman's Facial Detoxifying Mask (Rs. 270) : I just got this randomnly cause of my mom scolding me at the back!! Darn this thing smells yum!!! It's chocolate and strawberry detoxifying mask and by detoxifying means removing of harmful substaces from your body. So, i've tried it and mom too and it's amazing!!! My friend was like "your skin looks fresh". So nothing to say more.

7. Beauty Formula's Deep cleansing Nose Pore strips (Rs. 150-ish) : Well they work fine. They or any nose pore strips should be a must to get that gunk of the nose.

So, That wraps up my skin care routine for summer. Mind you i have combination skin. This is my honest 100% review. Do let me know what you use for yourselves. I would love to try something new!

Take great care. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Taupe-y blues... an EOTD

                    I love taupes, so mixing blues and taupes turned out awesome. I hope you like it.

Products used:

Revlon illuminance cream shadow (cobalt colour) as a base
Ulta eyeshadows in Bayou and Twilight.
Lancome's eyeshadow in Latte as a highlight
Revlon illuminance cream shadow (navy blue colour) as eyeliner
Rimmel's soft kohl kajal eyeliner on waterline as well as tightline

 Take great care.