Thursday, 14 December 2017

Wedding Favourites!

Hi y'all! Been off the radar for quite some time. Blog activity will be slow because of the active winters and the much-awaited wedding season. However, decided to compile a list of products I have been using a lot this wedding season.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Beginners Guide to Makeup Brushes

Just like an artist requires the right tools to create a masterpiece, a makeup artist also needs the right tools for their skill to transfer to the canvas properly. Over the years, as a makeup enthusiast, I have realised that the right brushes can change the way your makeup looks and feels.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer in Ginger - Review

Everyone and their mother is a big fan of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. This concealer has been loved and raved by all and unfortunately, it didn't work too well for me and I ended up not liking it. However, their new Soft Matte Concealer promised full-coverage and an ultra-light-weight cream formula which blurs imperfections leaving the skin with a soft-matte, natural-looking finish. The reviews on this new concealer were quite positive with a lot of bloggers speaking highly of this, but I was a little hesitant given my experience with the Radiant Creamy Concealer. Until my friend tried this in store and convinced me to add this to my cart during the Sephora Spring Sale.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Jouer Cosmetics Powder Highlighter in Topaz - Review

One can obviously never have too many highlighters and ofcourse none of them look the same! When I was placing my order on Dermstore, I decided to casually throw in this highlighter by Jouer into my cart while no one was looking (Hehehe) because I obviously needed a darker-toned highlighter for the summer glow. Now that summer is almost over and I have used this highlighter extensively, I think it is time for me to sit down and review this product for my lovely readers.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Colourpop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Done Deal - Review

Colourpop has definitely been making the headlines because of their stunning new releases. Their Pressed Powders were introduced to their collection a few months ago and I was probably the first to place an order for them. Unfortunately, international shipping tends to take a while and I received this quite recently. For more details on how to ship Colourpop to Pakistan, follow this link.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Travel Diaries ft. Makeup Favourites

Hello hello! My makeup favourites list has been long overdue and because I have been travelling, I decided to pen down a list of the makeup products which I really loved and used throughout the trip.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Travel Diaries ft. Skincare

Hello hello! Have been totally missing in action the past few weeks because of my recent trip into the heart of Africa, Kenya. All those of you who follow me on social media must have seen pictures and other snippets from my trip. Anywho, throughout the trip I got queries and messages from my friends and followers on how I was maintaining a skincare regime while living out of a suitcase.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Fraise Bon Bon - Review

Jouer Cosmetics is a fairly young brand and has recently become popular thanks to their stunning variety of liquid lipsticks and blinding highlighters. The brand had intrigued me for quite a while and when my friend tried and raved their lip cremes, especially Fraise Bon Bon, I was sold.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - Review

Too Faced's Chocolate Bar is my all time favourite palette and I can always rely on it no matter what sort of look I want to do. Other than this, the Better Than Sex Mascara, the Melted Kisses, and the Hangover Primer are also amazing products by Too Faced and I love them. So when I was placing my Sephora order and was stuck at which foundation to buy between Kat Von D's Lock It Foundation and the Born This Way one, I decided to get this one because of my faith in this brand.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Laura Geller Baked Illuminator in Gilded Honey - Review

Hello hello! This unfortunate post has been lying in the drafts since forever. Haha. But now I have finally managed to put together this blogpost on one of my favourite gold highlighters: Laura Geller Baked Illuminator in Gilded Honey. Gold highlighters are definitely one of my makeup weaknesses because they complement our wheatish, Asian skintones so beautifully.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Summer Edit

Summer is upon us in its full glory making us and our makeup routines completely miserable. I have been trying to avoid makeup because it tends to become a hot mess as soon as you step outside but there are days where it is absolutely impossible to avoid it. On those days, there are some products which have shone and have managed to withstand the heat. Hence, I decided to compile a blogpost on those products for you all. Here goes.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Serene Organics

Organic and pure products especially for skin and hair care are the rage these days. I, myself prefer to use pure products, particularly for my skin because good skin changes the way you look and feel. Recently, 2 young graduates, Fatima and Shahama from the Lahore University of Management Sciences set up a social enterprise which focuses on providing pure and unadulterated oils. To find out more about them and their products, keep reading!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in Bling - Review

tarte is definitely one of my favourite brands considering how great their products are especially their blushes and eyeshadows. I had been wanting to try their new quick dry matte lip paints for a while now but never got around to ordering one until recently when Dermstore was having their Spring Sale and I decided to sneak in one of these into my order. In any case, after seeing this shade on Temptalia, I was sold.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Monthly Favourites - May & June 2017

We're more than halfway through the year and I am still feeling as if the year just started which means that all the New Year's resolution are nowhere close to being fulfilled *sigh*. Anyways, will refrain from unnecessary whining and get into writing about the makeup which has been dominating my face recently.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

MM Makeup Stay on Blusher in Ballet Glow - Review

Hello hello! Hope everyone is having a blessed Ramadan. Presenting to you a review on one of this summer's hottest new products - the MM Makeup Stay on Blusher in Ballet Glow. Dubbed to be a dupe for the universally flattering NARS Orgasm Blush, MM Makeup's latest product has been dominating our social media feeds since it was released. I was lucky enough to get this in my goody bag at the Massarat Makeup's summer collection preview held in early April and I couldn't have been more excited to get this.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

How To: Shipping Colourpop to Pakistan

Been almost a month since I uploaded a post and I've missed it. So here I am back with a post that has been requested by almost all my readers residing in Pakistan. When I posted my latest Colourpop haul on Instagram, I got a ton of queries regarding shipping, customs and how to get Colourpop products to Pakistan smoothly.

Disclaimer: The post is going to be pretty long since I have tried to cover all the aspects, so please do bear with me!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Soft Beige - Review

Mentioned it before and mentioning it again, Wet n Wild has really upped their game by coming out with new products which are not only amazing quality wise, but come with an equally appealing price tag. In any case, who can resist good-quality makeup which is cheap? From the previous sentences, it is pretty much evident that this post will be singing praises about Wet n Wild's latest foundation.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Lets Talk Liquid Lipsticks!

Liquid Lipsticks are the rage these days with every brand having their own version of them. I personally love a matte lip and what better way to get that than with a liquid lipstick. I have tried my fair share and while some I have come to love, others have not been too great. In this post, I will round up all the liquid lipsticks that I have tried along with mini reviews and shade suggestions. For reference, I have a wheatish complexion (MAC - NC 30) and yellow undertones.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

How To: Spot Fake Huda Beauty Liquid Mattes

Hello! Huda Beauty, the world's most famous beauty influencer made the world go crazy when she launched liquid lipsticks under her brand. Having tried the Liquid Mattes, I can say that the hype was very much real and the formula was brilliant. You can read a full review on them here. The imitation industry obviously was not going to stay behind and hence they launched copies of these. Unfortunately in Pakistan, one can easily get duped as sellers deceivingly sell fakes in the name of originals. I recently came across a fake Huda Beauty Liquid Matte and decided to do a blogpost for you all.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows - Review

Colourpop came, it saw and conquered it all, especially our hearts. And by the look of it, it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Colourpop recently introduced their pressed eyeshadow singles in a stunning array of colours. And with every order of 4 eyeshadows they were giving a free palette. The temptation of getting these was very strong and without any second thoughts I placed my order. Read on for a detailed review on these.

Monday, 20 March 2017

GharPar - Review

Hi everyone! Been a little off the radar, but hopefully will be back to regular blogging now. I tried GharPar, the latest new service to hit Lahore, recently and was pleasantly surprised at how efficient and convenient it was. GharPar promises to provide better than salon services in the comfort of your home and obviously being the curious blogger that I am I decided to try it out and see for myself. Read on to find out how my experience was.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Monthly Favourites: January and February

Feels like 2017 commenced yesterday and here we are 2 months down already. My last favourites post was a round-up of my favourites from last year, which you can read here. I hauled lavishly during the Black Friday/Holiday season and got a whole lot of new things to try. So here are my favourites from the past 2 months.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Review

Wet n Wild has got to be one of my favourite drugstore brand and currently they seem to be on a roll by releasing one stellar product after another. Although, I definitely want to try their entire range, I decided to start by trying out their liquid lipsticks, which had been on my list since forever but I had never gotten around to ordering them. But that was until I read a post by Shehrbano on her blog, The Other Side of Mirror, in which she had raved about these and also mentioned where I can get them from at an amazing price. So without any further delays, I placed my order and here goes.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunlight - Review

I've already confessed that I am addicted to highlighters and I can't help but end up spending all my hard-earned money on them. And we all also know that gold highlighters in particular make me feel weak in the knees. The Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops are like the epitome of gold highlighters; just one drop of these gives the most stunning, 300-watt glow ever. Continue reading for more on this!

Friday, 10 February 2017

tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer - Review

When tarte released this concealer, it was immediately sold out. Over the course of  the next few months, it was restocked but constantly sold out. I tried many times to get hold of it but failed, until a friend's brother travelled to the States and got it for me from Ulta. I think now it is available on the website but if you want it, better to get it sooner than regret later.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Brand Focus: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lately I have been on an Anastasia Beverly Hills kick and I think quite a bit of my holiday haul consisted of products from this brand. I have loved the brand from the beginning given their high quality products. Plus their Black Friday Sale, this season, was not one to be missed. Presenting to you my Anastasia Beverly Hills collection!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Huda Beauty Lip Contour Set - Review

Huda Beauty, the Instagram/Youtube makeup guru created waves last year when she released first her Lip Contour Pencils, followed by Liquid Lipsticks and finally an eyeshadow palette. The Liquid Lipsticks were probably the craziest release as they were sold out within minutes. I, initially did not give into the immediate hype (to be honest, you don't have much choice when you are an unemployed blogger with a diminishing bank account). Anywho, when my holiday shopping was complete and I ticked off my wishlist (thanks to all those uncles and aunts who come from abroad and get lots of gifts), I had some spare cash so I decided to get this Lip Contour Set. Not to forget, the shade Famous was my berry dream come true. By this time, the set, which was a holiday special had obviously been sold out and the pages were asking for atrocious amounts for the set and I felt a little deflated. But like they say, agar kisi cheez ko sachay dil say chaho toh poori kainat conspires to get it for you, and I luckily found an independent seller who was selling this for a reasonable price. I immediately placed my order and I received my set soon after.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Best of Beauty - 2016

Hello hello! Been off the radar for ages now thanks to the hectic wedding season which was followed by a terrible viral infection. Nonetheless, finally decided to sit and write down about the products which I discovered and loved using the past year. It feels like I wrote about my last yearly favourites just yesterday. Without any further ado, I present to you the Best of Beauty for 2016.