Summer Looks for Different Skin Tones feat. Original Minds

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Makeup for Medium Skin Tone

This collaboration has been in the pipeline for ages and it is something I have been looking forward to the most since the beginning of my semester break. Isobel and Marian, from the Original Minds, suggested we should together come up with makeup looks that go with our complexions as we all fall in different skin tone categories, and that sounded like a great idea. You can see complete details of our looks on their blog by clicking here. Don't we look bomb? ;)
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PHB Ethical Beauty Mineral Makeup Review and Swatches

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

PHB Ethical Beauty Makeup Review and Swatches
PHB Ethical Beauty Makeup
PR Samples*
I am a beliver even if imperfect, but that does not mean I do not want to perfect my belief. Such is the case of choosing the right makeup products. With the spike in social awareness, a lot of us have been striving to turn to makeup products that are organic and cruelty free. The brands that aren't atleast organic outweigh the ones that are so discovering brands that can provide the former competition is always something I find pleasing. PHB is one such brand, based in UK, that takes pride in being vegan, cruelty-free and in addition to that is certified halal, which is something every Muslim would appreciate. Thanks to Halal Certified Cosmetics Pakistan on Facebook for bringing PHB to Pakistan and through them I got to try out some of PHB's mineral makeup.

Last Minute Eid Shopping - Mini Haul

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Thredz Orange Kurta - 3995 PKR
Thredz Green Pants - 1945 PKR
Thredz Dupatta - Around 1000 PKR
It is the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Pakistan so Eid Mubarak, butterflies! I'm hoping you all are safe and sound and excuse me for my absence. I fell extremely ill this Monday, but Alhamdulillah recovering now. I am not the extravagant kind when it comes to Eid shopping and usually I start pulling pieces together months in advance so here are just a few things that I picked this week as last minute bits and bobs, which mainly always are shoes.

Kapray - Fashion on a Budget

Friday, 10 July 2015

Kapray Launch at Dolmen Mall Clifton
Sponsored Post*
In the past week, #Kapray was all over my Twitter timeline as if somebody had thrown their whole wardrobe on the floor, right before a party! A party, it was. On 5th July 2015, Kapray launched its first flagship store at Dolmen Mall Clifton, Karachi. The massive event was attended by bloggers, socialites and celebrities like Sarwat Gillani, Kiran Khan, Azfer Rahman and Nadia Hussain to name a few. Gutted that I couldn't attend the launch myself because updates from my friends on social media were drool worthy!

LUSH First Impressions

Thursday, 9 July 2015

LUSH Cosmetics
LUSH Cosmetics - Goodies I tried
I got lucky and won a massive LUSH Giveaway on Original Minds, which is a blog run by two lovely girls, Isobel and Marian, who are based in London. It was there very first giveaway on hitting a milestone and they decided to totally spoil the winner. The products I won included Flying Fox and The Olive Branch shower gels, Sweetie Pie and Whoosh shower jellies, Ultrabland facial cleanser, Dream Cream hand and body lotion, Bubblegum lip scrub, Rose Queen bath bomb, two May Day bath bombs, Creamy Candy bath bubble bar slice, Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds bubble bar slice and Eau Roma Water toner water. That makes a total of 13 products and a good variety of LUSH goodies for me to try out.

Baking - The It Makeup Trick

Friday, 3 July 2015

Baking - The It Makeup Trick

Have you tried baking with your makeup? Sounds crazy, I know! Hold on, don't pop your blushes in the oven yet!

Baking, also called cooking, is a makeup technique, that I first found out watching Nicole Guerriero on Youtube a few months back. Apparently, this is a trick that was initiated by drag makeup gurus. If you are wondering what "drag" is, think about well-defined brows, full blown eyelashes, dark contour and everything along the lines. In short, dramatic makeup, evil queen style! Over the past year, baking has become popular amongst other makeup artists and beauty gurus too and I see why.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer - Worth the hype?

Thursday, 2 July 2015

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer was one highlighter that had actually made my heart flutter when it took over the internet. One after the other, several leading gurus raved about it and it surely seemed magical in everybody's tutorial. I wanted to exude that ethereal radiance too so I decided I had to have it. Soon, this became the first product I ever bought with my own earned money as a birthday treat to myself but was it worth the hype? Let's see.