Sheer Class Accessories Review & Giveaway

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sheer Class Accessories
Sheer Class Accessories
PR Sample*
For the longest of time, prior to makeup, I used to be a jewelry collector. I still remember how I had drawers and shelves filled with my accessories on my mum's dresser. However, with time, that passion faded and they were only being pulled out for occasions like weddings and eid. The reason being that most of my childhood stuff were too colorful and if not that then what I have left is all very heavy. I do love statement pieces but I am a very picky accessory wearer now and all you will ever spot me in is a watch and tiny ear studs that I always keep on so that my piercings don't close. Naturally, when my dear friend, Saadiah, who is also a blogger at Beauty Talk with Saadiah, told me about her new venture of Sheer Class Accessories, the creature of habit that I am I gravitated towards earrings more than anything.

I was being very modest with my choices but Saadiah was generous enough to send so much stuff for me and even you guys, but more on that later! ;) First let's take a look at what I got.
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Olor Ultimate Freshness 24 Hours Active Deodorants

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Olor Ultimate Freshness 24 Hours Active Deodorants
Olor Ultimate Freshness 24 Hours Active Deodorants
PR Sample*
Olor recently added three new scents to their Ultimate Freshness range and they were kind enough to send me all. You know I am quite a fragrance freak so I was excited to try these and even slipped one in my university bag. The new deodorants are called Glamorous Gold, Vibrant Violet and Rosy Raspberry. I find the shape of the bottle quite chic and the splash of colour adds a fresh look just as the name suggests. The brand seems to be obsessed with fruity and floral scents as even the rest of their range revolves around these. So, in the broad view, all three scents are sweet, strong and feminine yet they differ from each other and can sketch out the natures of three totally different women.

#Bloglanders: Crossing Cultures

Thursday, 4 February 2016

After a wee hiatus, our chat, #Bloglanders has returned to Twitter and we have already had two sessions. Last week's topic was 'Crossing Cultures' and I had a fun string of questions lined up for the for our fellows to answer. I had a great time socializing with you guys and was quite happy see some new faces. We have a new session EVERY FRIDAY at 10-11 PM Pakistan Time and I know it can be tough to remember amidst your routines so that is why I keep posting reminders on my social media. I would love to see more of you guys in tomorrow's chat and try being on time as a lot of people showed up around 11 last week and I wish we could have chatted for longer.

Anyhow, in case you missed our last chat, here is a round up for especially for you!

Monthly Picks - Jan '16

I regularly started posting my monthly favourites since last January and I have decided to stick to it because this is a good way of not only tracking what I have been enjoing but also using up products in my stash. Otherwise, I am a creature of habit who would go on using the same four products for the rest of her life and miss out on all the other goodness. I like to keep these posts quiet specific by only showing you all what I discovered and actually used throughout the month.

Let's jump right in!

1. Lush Ultrabland Cleanser 

I won this in a giveaway and you all know how stoked I felt since Lush is one brand I dearly wish officially launches in Pakistan soon now. I have been using this Ultrabland cleanser as a beauty balm for removing the bulk of my makeup and sometimes I leave it on for longer to absorb into my skin when it is flaky and extra dry. This smells soothing and I use mine cold as I keep it refrigerated so in the hot, humid Karachi it feels refreshing.

The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil Review

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil
The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil
PR Sample*
 Moisturisers make my world go round. Having a combination skin that turns reptilian on the cheek and nose area while breaking out mostly along the jaws once or twice a month, has always given me a tough time in balancing out my skin care products. Facial oils, though sounding extreme, have taken over the throne since the past few years and have proven to glorify nearly all skin types. The Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil is my first ever of its kind. Sure, I have been using organic coconut oil for a longer while but something specifically launched in the market as a beauty oil had to be given a shot as well. I have been eyeing whole of The Body Shop Oils of Life range but it is expensive so I was delighted to receive this facial oil in a goodie bag for myself.

Blushing Bride - Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Review and Swatches

Friday, 29 January 2016

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride

Tarte, a brand which shot to popularity for its Amazonian clay blushes, had always been the one I closely kept up with with every new release in hopes of getting easy access in Pakistan some day and alas made it possible. My first purchase of course had to be their blush because that is what everybody has always raved about and I don't recall a single negative review. However, what you see on the internet rather than experiencing yourself can be quite different, mostly because of the way things are projected. 

11th Karachi International Book Fair Haul

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Karachi International Book Fair is my most awaited event of the year and I have been able to attend all of the 11 held till date. This time around, it happened a bit early, that is in November 2015 rather than December but due to my finals and then an out of town trip I could not post my haul earlier. As usual, once inside, I went crazy, especially at Liberty books and loaded my baskets with dozens of books I have been wanting to read. While some of the books were suggestions, I bought most of the books from some of the popular authors as I feel there is still a lot for me to explore.