My Top Five Fall Lip Shades!

Fall Lipsticks
L-R: Masarrat Misbah Dahlia, MNY Berry Much, Shades by GAL Boysenberry, MAC Chili, Milani Uptown Mauve
Neons, in the face pinks and all such shades are pretty, pretty for summer time, pretty for pretty girls, but I love me some muted, dusky, deep shades. Honestly, I would be more comfortable in wearing a black lipstick in comparison to a bubblegum pink, given any time of the year. That is just how I feel lipsticks work for me at the moment so I am constantly gravitating towards mauvy pinks and deep reds. Now, I feel almost all nude lip shades I own can pass for fall time and therefore I have included none in this post. I mean I wear them all year round, rather than specifically in autumn/winter, so when it is really fall, I like to wear darker shades. I really really really hate winters but these lipsticks keep me going and maybe even liking it a little bit. So, here are my top five fall lip shades!

The Body Shop Black Musk Eau De Parfum

The Body Shop Black Musk Eau De Parfum
The Body Shop Black Musk Eau De Parfum
PR Sample*
For the newly launched Black Musk fragrance, The Body Shop Pakistan held a fun Black Musk Hunt for Karachi bloggers at Dolmen Mall, Clifton on the 21st of November. We had to look for three of key ingredients; Bambinella Pear, Liquorice and Black Vanilla all across the mall and the winning team got amazing gift hampers. I had a memorable time with my fellows and it was one of the best events I have attended so far because I feel I got to bond better with my blogging buddies. As a result, I got the chance of trying out The Body Shop Black Musk Eau De Parfum as well.

Flaunt Your Flare With Lifewares



Walking in for the first time, no matter whom you want to divert your attention to, the setting always seeps into your conciousness. It is knitted together by details so fine that the panorama itself is unavoidable. No matter how tall or tiny your canvas is, if you get the right palette, you might just as well be Pablo Picasso.

Purple It Up With Milani Uptown Mauve

Milani Uptown Mauve
Milani Uptown Mauve Lipstick
PR Sample*
Many a times, people feel intimidated by bold lip colours, especially when they are not used to of seeing them on. Prior to blogging, I was no different. I remember seeing a photo of Gwen Stefani back in the day in red lipstick that I thought was a bad choice until much later when I fell head over heels in love with the same photo. One of my makeup goals for the year was to try a purple lipstick since reds and pinks are still acceptable but purple requires a whole new comfort level.

I think my obsession begin when I saw a beautiful green eyed blogger review MAC's Heroine. Never before I had seen anybody pull a purple lipstick off so well. However, I just did not know where to begin with a shade that would suit me until I had a chance of looking at Just4Girls' new in stocks. Milani is one brand that I have heard people rave about endlessly because of its affordability and quality. I jumped at the chance of reviewing one of their Color Statement lipsticks because along with their blushes, the lipsticks have been very popular with beauty gurus.

Fashion Pakistan Week Winter Festive '15

Shehla Chatoor All The Raj

Fashion Pakistan Week got much delayed this season, however, when it finally happened, it sweeped us off our feet. The theme was Winter Festive, and we saw a great incorporation of colours and heavy embroidery in most collections. On the whole, most designers opted for bridal pret, yet there were a couple collections that stood out, as my favourites did it differently.

Pizza Hut Triple Treat Box Treasure

Pizza Hut Triple Treat Box
Pizza Hut Triple Treat Box
PR Sample*
As a pizza enthusiast, nothing new in the name of pizza escapes my taste buds, you know. Recently, Pizza Hut came out with an innovative idea by bringing out their latest deal in the form of this Triple Treat Box that can feed up to 5 people.

The first story of the box has a lid while the other two can be opened up like a drawer. In this box, you get two regular size pizzas, 12 potato wedges, 6 chicken wings, 1 garlic mayo dip and 1 Hershey's cookie along with a 1.5-litre bottle of soft drink for a total of 1999 PKR exclusive of tax.

Bridal Shower That Swayed The Social Media

Sweet Touch England Bridal Shower Location: Orrery Restaurant
Sponsored Post*
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Not too long ago, Sweet Touch England announced their Bridal Shower contest under the name of 'She Said Yes' campaign. It was one of the biggest Facebook giveaways of the year and was well received by the targeted audience. The lucky girl who won herself a grand bridal shower at Orrery restaurant was Sana Sultan, and Sweet Touch England ensured to give her a memorable day. 

Wrap Yourself in Style with Shamraf's (Fall Giveaway!)

Shamrafs Giveaway

I hate winter for my skin, but I love winter clothing apparel. It is so comforting and I am a fan of layering so it goes without saying how excited I feel for this giveaway sponsored by Shamraf's on my blog. I asked you all too on my Facebook and my heart swelled with joy to see your enthusiasm for this wonderful fall giveaway.

Shamraf's is a rising clothing line of Pakistan with a wonderful variety of designs and materials. In this giveaway, one lucky winner will be getting a three piece suit by Shamraf's. Please follow the instructions below carefully in order to enter.

To Enter

You can enter on my blog's Facebook page here.

Mandatory Entries:

1. Like my Jasmine Catches Butterflies Facebook page.
2. Like Shamraf's Facebook page.
3. Share this photo on your Facebook profile publicly.
4. Follow Shamraf's on Instagram.
5. Follow Shamraf's on Twitter.
6. Follow Jasmine Catches Butterflies via Bloglovin' and leave your profile link.
7. Comment 'Done' below the photo (on Facebook).

What the Pink?!

Jordana Lipsticks
Jordana Lipsticks (L-R): Poppy Pink, Raspberry
PR Samples*
If it weren't for the products sent to me for review, there would have been a lot that I would have skipped myself. Of course, in doing so I would have missed loads of stuff that I now love. So, thanks to Jordana Cosmetics and just4girls.pk that I got to try Poppy Pink and Raspberry lipsticks from the brand. No surprise that I ran miles away from bold, bright pinks and only gravitated towards muted, rosy ones. I can brave reds out but for some reason I could never see myself rocking pinks until more recently. Though I am still always shy about wearing it in the broad daylight, the colour seems to have grown on me and I like it with my fancy eastern apparel. 

The Bridal Shower of Your Dreams


More than the wedding day itself, all the pre-wedding shenanigans are what make this special occasion memorable for everybody. From picking a colour palette that makes you to stand out, days of shopping sprees with mum and aunts, the gents of the house distributing invitation cards, dholki rehearsals with cousins to best friends arranging a bachelorette, everybody is just so involved. This is the time when family and friends come together for support and fun. However, news is, the popular makeup brand, Sweet Touch England wants to take up a role too in making this milestone even more special for you by arranging a fully sponsored bridal shower that would prove be LEGENDARY!

How? Why? Now, wait for it...

October Favourites '15

October Favourites

October this year went by in a weird way. A lot of doors opened for me but I was quite busy to enjoy life to its fullest. Nonetheless, I managed to like some of my new goodies including NYX stuff from my birthday haul. Sorry that I haven't been able to review them yet, but you can get an idea in today's post. Hang tight, I will try my best to post more reviews during November.

Super Last Minute Halloween Makeup

It's Halloween already and I can't believe I couldn't post the looks I have been doing any earlier. This just has been such a busy week for me and it isn't still over. Anyways, here are the two looks I did a while ago which would pass as last minute Halloween ideas. Both of them are super easy so if you give them a go, do share your photos with me on Instagram. 

7 Deadly Sins Halloween Makeup on Gluttony

Look #01: Gluttony 

Inspired by the 7 Deadly Sins, I based this look on Gluttony! It is kind of cutesy and at the same time appropriate for this time of the year. I actually found a photo on Pinterest as an inspiration and then recreated the look with my own touch. The cupcake on my left eye is what I picked up from that image. The detailing can take some time but other than that even if you are a beginner like me you can get away with chocolate dripping down your mouth. All of it is just makeup, coloured liners and eyeshadows mainly! If you want to know specifically what products I used for a certain bit, ask me in the comment section. 

Meet My Otherworldly October Advertisers!


Alas! Enjoying the sudden chill in the air and spooky October with Halloween getup all across the social media, aren't we? I sure am and now the time is right to get to know my Otherworldy (just kidding!) October advertisers closely! They have been hanging around in my sidebar all month long and I am sure you are already familiar with them by now. It has been a pleasure to have them on board as each of them is a darling and their blogs are great enough to inspire us all in many ways! 

Say hello, follow them around and tell them I sent you! ;) 

Disney Halloween Makeup: Scar

Lion King Scar Makeup

For years and years having a mere flashback of Mufasa being pushed down the cliff by Scar teared me up. I am not much of a TV viewer and the only Disney movies close to my heart are the really old school ones. So, when Maliha from Pakistan Beauty Society came up with this Halloween activity for us bloggers with a list of themes, Disney being on the top, I had to pick Lion King as my favourite. Now I do still love Mufasa and Simba but Taka, or better known as Scar, with time just makes so much more sense to me. Also, well, I have always longed for a scar on my eyebrow too and now that I think about it maybe it really was Scar from my childhood feeding my subconscious for I find scars mysteriously attractive.

A Strong Woman – A Beautiful Woman!


Hello my Loves,

Today’s post holds a lot of significance for me for two Primary Reasons:

1. I happen to have the privilege of doing a “guest post” on the Internationally Recognized “Jasmine Catches Butterflies”, owned by the very well known, to us all, Jadirah Sarmad.

2. Allah has granted me a platform, out of the blue, to voice my opinion, on a subject of Supreme Significance to Women,  belonging to any Class, Color, Creed, Race &/or Religion. Not to mention, that personally I do not believe in these man-made divisions.

Get Set Fall With Sweet Touch England

Sweet Touch England Fall Collection
Sweet Touch England Fall Makeup
PR Samples*
The sweltering summer isn't still quite over in Karachi and even though it did get slightly cool earlier, the thermometers are once again bursting. Nonetheless, we are already in the mood to embrace fall just for the cosiness and to get us headed in that direction Sweet Touch England has recently launched a new range of lipsticks and makeup.

You might have already seen the cute photos of the invitation, giveaway goodies and brownies on the social media, which were exclusively given to the Karachi beauty bloggers at a meetup held at the New York Coffee cafe in September. Just in case you missed them, check out my Facebook page and Instagram, before we dig into the goodies I received.

First of all, let's just take a moment to appreciate how adorable the mini cage filled with makeup products looks! Sweet Touch did really well on the creative front this time. I was lucky to get two of their new matte lipsticks, a lip liner pencil, an eye liner pencil and a liquid liner. I have been testing them out for a while now and here are my thoughts on them.

Wearable Black Smoky Eyes for Halloween

Wearable Black Smoky Eyes for Halloween

Before we go rash and rabid, I wanted to give you guys something wearable to rock this Halloween. So for a more sophisticated look for formal gatherings while still playing the fall and spooky cards, I decided to do a cult classic black smoky eye look. This is fairly simple and you won't even end up looking like a raccoon. I have already worn it three to four times in the past couple of weeks and I am obsessed. The photographs do no justice to the actual impact of this look and too bad the close-ups didn't turn out very well either, but just follow the instructions closely and you will do great on your own.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipsticks

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipsticks

Warning you in advance that this is a photo heavy post, but I hope you would still be delighted by looking at all the swatches of these drool-worthy Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipsticks! The whole range comprises of 20 shades, most of which are wearable and some come in matte and cream versions. On the whole, the collection has a variety of beige/nudes, reds, pinks and purples. I have 6 shades to show you, out of which 3 are matte, but they are available in their normal versions too. In this post you will be seeing; Game of Mystery (Matte), Duel (Matte), Propoganda (Matte), Looking Ahead, We Were Lovers and Not in Love.

Maybelline Master Drama Ultra Black Khol Liner

Maybelline Master Drama Ultra Black Khol Liner

Over the past couple weeks I have been complimented on my eye liner more than usual so it is about time I share with you guys why Maybelline Master Drama Khol Liner in Ultra Black has been the centre of attention. We have discussed this before and I am sure you will all still agree that here in South Asia we go through kajal/khol liner very quickly since it is one makeup bit that is a dominant part of our culture. I myself have tried numerous options available in the markets including Maybelline's own Extra Black Colossal Kajal and I was intrigued by the whole of their new Master Drama range that came out a few months ago. Everything, other than the khol even seems promising and whatever I have tried so far has turned out to be great in quality. 

Strength of Your First 1000 Days!

Start Healthy, Stay Healthy
Sponsored Post*
'Health is wealth', 'prevention is better than cure', cliched? Right, but for a reason. We have been hearing health tips over and over, yet we hardly implement them in our routines. What excuse do we even have? None. It's just that with time we have forgotten and failed to realize the underlying importance of what our grandmas have been trying to pass down.

It's My Birthday. Again! Haul ft. NYX and more!

NYX and MUA Products

It's my birthday, once again. I don't know about you, but I celebrate my birthday twice a year since I follow both, Hijri and Gregorian calendars. That seems odd to many, but I wouldn't let go a chance of celebrating life so even though nobody else in my family celebrates their birthday twice, I do. According to the Christian calendar, my birthday was on 4th June, which has already passed this year, but according to the Islamic calendar, my birthday is today, on 22nd of Zilhajj.

So, I got myself some stuff, not really as birthday presents, but now that they are here, why not label the splurge? Crossing items off my wishlist, I am quite pleased with my haul this time. Most of these items are what I purchased from just4girls.pk after eyeing NYX on their website for a while now. They have been stocking and running out of their NYX stock quickly so in case you are interested in any of these, make sure to get hold of them before somebody else does.

Let's dig into my own haul!

Sigma Beauty F25 Tapered Face Brush

Sigma Beauty F25 Tapered Face Brush
Affiliate Sample*
I am sure you are not even surprised to see another Sigma Beauty brush on my blog since the brand is what my entire collection consists of. I was recently sent the Sigma Beauty Tapered Face Brush F25 and that made me quite excited as I had been wanting to get a dome/tapered brush like this myself. The reason being, brushes like these are great for overall face makeup application, covering and blending product on larger areas quickly.

September Favourites '15

September Favourites '15

Time defeats all, in every possible way. I know it sounds cliched, but this year seems like has gone by the fastest ever. Already bidding September farewell, and eager for the month of Halloween, I present before you, my September Favourites. As quickly as I gained momentum with blog posts in August, I lost it soon enough in September, nonetheless I tried achieving my goal of at least ten posts a month. I had been so occupied with university work and social life during the month that I hardly got any time to use enough makeup products or enjoy anything else altogether so there are only a few things that I actually have for you to see this time. 

Bed of Nails Coffin Shaped Glittery French Tips

Bed of Nails Coffin Shaped Glittery French Tips
Bed of Nails Coffin Shaped Glittery French Tips
PR Sample*
Jabeen Qadri, the blogger behind Jaybee's Journal and the girl I can most relate to when it comes to skin care, recently started her own small business of the cutely hand painted false nails, called Bed of Nails, on Facebook. Now, to be honest, I have been stalking her page and Instagram back and forth for I absolutely love her creativity. Jabeen is talented and innovative and that is what you can instantly tell once you see her blog and work. I am somebody who doesn't like to grow nails out even 0.0000001 mm long just because I get annoyed by them too easily. Though, on most people I adore long nails and therefore falsies are what I can do every once in a while. 

St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub Review

St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub Review

After the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, I wanted to try something different from their range and ended up picking this interesting sounding St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub. Heads up, I am a reptile for the most part of the year so I love me a good scrub and in fact, I am kind of a scrub hoarder. So I got this scrub because how often do you even hear Pink Lemon? At least, I never had before and the citrusy combo seemed quite appealing to me. But how did it fare for its 'Even and Bright' claims? You will soon (and by soon, I mean soon, since we won't linger) find out.

Putting Life Back in Lifestyle

Nutella Paratha
Nutella Paratha
When it comes to blogging, I want to keep my options open, but covering each category equally is just impossible. I know most of my readers like beauty stuff because more or less that is what JCB is crowded with for the maximum amount of time, but I really try to break that every once in a while even if not regularly.

Judging by the title, you know this is going to be a lifestyle post, and no I won't tell you that my life is as always doused in assignments, quizzes, projects, presentations, and exams. Instead, let's talk about Nutella paratha, reading challenge, songs and more.

JCB 2-in-1 Giveaway!


Facebook gets me the most amount of traffic and I am so truly grateful to everybody who reads my blog and interacts with me. The 2k likes giveaway has been long due but since I recently hit 3k, it was only just to do a 2-in-1 giveaway, so here it is!

There are two prizes and there will be two winners! Prize #1 is a Surprise Beauty Box from my side and Prize #2 is the gorgeous MUA Glamour Days Palette generously sponsored by just4girls.pk.

Ease the Knots - Tangle Teezers

Tangle Teezers
L-R: The Original Tangle Teezer, Aqua Splash Tangle Teezer
PR Samples*
Popping up on every UK blog and videos repeatedly for past two years or so, Tangle Teezers, seemingly gimmicky, made me still want to give them a go. Thanks to Super Brands International for bringing the handy hair tool to Pakistan. There is a total of 5 design variations available of the Tangle Teezers in multiple colours and I have two, The Original and Aqua Splash. The latter of which you have already seen in my August Favourites. So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty!

Meet My Sweet September Advertisers + Testimonials

 

Welcoming my Sweet September Advertisers on the blog! I am sure you have been already seeing them on my social media and now is a great time to officially introduce all of them to you! New on the board we have Gul Zehra and Ayesha, both of these lovelies are budding bloggers and I am glad they are quickly getting a hang of the blogosphere. On the other hand, like I mentioned in my August Advertisers post, Fatima and Kanwal are continuing this month and I expect you all to be kind to them once again by visiting their blogs too.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Review and Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Review and Swatches

My eyes tell the most terrible night tales and even though I try hard to catch up on sleep, it is just not as easy to get rid of the dark circles. I have previously tried stick/cream concealers but haven't ever been much of a fan. Just like my preference in foundations is liquid, turns out the same is true for concealers too. I bought this Maybelline Fit Me concealer in particular because I have been longing for NARS creamy concealer but since it is not available in Pakistan, I had to settle for Maybelline as both are compared a lot. 

Rocking Short Hair!

Long Bob

I have always adored that Rapunzel hair and I can recall myself wrapping a long dupatta around my head to pretend as if I had super long hair when I was as little as four. My parents, on the other hand, back then were very conscious about the health of my hair and in order to keep them manageable for me, I had to walk around with either a boy cut or a mini bob all throughout my childhood. In fact, I used to get my head shaved until 2nd grade which means I was six at that time. Obviously, all of that was very heartbreaking for me but I am grateful to my parents for all the care they have taken of me till date. 

Bloglanders: Breaking the Ice


I have had Twitter since even before I got Facebook as far as I can recall. I admit, as a beginner it was a tough cookie and back in the day it was much much harder to figure out since nobody I knew was on it. It took me 3 years to actually use it and that was the time when I made this blog. However, it was only last year that I actually upped my networking game and around this time of the year, or maybe even a little late, I started participating in Twitter chats. I knew they existed, but I wasn't really into them until I saw Noor Unnahar, who is my lovely friend from Noor's Place blog, hosting her own Twitter chat called #socialbloggers one fine Saturday night. I enjoyed the session she held so much that I started chatting more frequently with other bloggers. That chat was also the reason why we got closer and this is how I found her twin, Areeba Siddique, too who blogs at Not Your Type blog. So, I chatted a lot all throughout the second half of 2014 and this made so much of a difference in my blog traffic, plus I made some more international blogger friends too.

August Favourites '15


August Favourites '15

In July, I was so occupied with work that I hardly got time to enjoy anything including my makeup stash and food. However, this month, that by the way has passed too speedily, I got back in routine and made sure to try out new products while still loving some oldies. As a result, this is going to be a longer than usual favourites post, but I know a lot of you guys look forward to these so I hope you enjoy reading as much as I love writing these.

1. Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Cleansing Wipes

Remember the time when I blogged about my Makeup Removing Arsenal and ranted about makeup wipes stating that baby wipes worked just as well if not better? Well, on my most recent superstore trip I decided to give them another chance and I was pleasantly surprised by these Nivea ones I picked. I have been using Nivea's daily essentials range for dry/sensitive skin for a couple of years and I am glad to report that these makeup wipes did not disappoint either. In fact, these are so amazing that I had to share them with you. Nivea Cleansing Wipes are not soaking wet and when I first pulled one out I thought these feel just as dry as the L'Oreal ones which I did not previously like. However, once I wiped it against my skin, this gentle face wipe effortlessly removed my makeup. The pack is a bit pricey at around 600 PKR, from the top of my head, for just 25 wipes but I can remove my Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation, which is full coverage, heavy and a tad bit tough to take off, with just a single sheet and even then it still feels usable. There's hardly anything left for my Bioderma to remove once I use this and therefore I highly recommend Nivea wipes. These are the best ones I have come across so far! Super gentle, moisturising and even the sheets are nicely folded so you don't accidentally pull out more than one.

Meet My Angelic August Advertisers


This isn't how it always is, usually you meet my advertisers in an introductory post at the beginning of the month. However, since I was a bit caught up at the start of August, and one of my advertisers was out of town, we had to reschedule this post for later. These lovely ladies will be continuing through September for that very reason, but it is only just for me to give them their very own limelight. I would really call them angels for all their patience and keeping up with me through August.

Washing and Maintenance of Makeup Brushes

Washing and Maintenance of Makeup Brushes

As much as we love applying makeup, taking it off and washing the brushes is such a chore. However, if you do not wash your brushes regularly and do not take care of them, they will not only house bacteria but also, you will be needing new brushes sooner. Therefore, depending on my usage, I wash my brushes on a weekly basis but some of them, like foundation brushes, require washing after each use for flawless application. Now, brushes for me are a huge deal, since I know how much of a difference they can make when it comes to makeup application. Most of my brush collection comprises of Sigma Beauty and these brushes are not that easy to get hold of locally, besides they aren't the most inexpensive ones out there either. I have had much of what I still have for around 2 years now and none of my brushes has shed or broken. So, in this post I walk you through how I have been washing and maintaining the longevity of my brushes by following a few simple steps. Also, I have included my review of the Sigma Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove* as it has now become a part of my brush washing routine.

It's My Blog's 3rd Anniversary!


It's my blog's 3rd anniversary and I feel tongue-tied. Three years, eh? In all honestly, knowing my nature, I am not consistent in keeping up with anything for this long and today, if I am still sitting behind my laptop, typing this post, even if not really knowing what to write, you can say that I found love in a hopeless place. Starting this blog on a whim, not even for once I have thought of giving up so far. I was always this awkward introvert, still am, who got underestimated by most people initially but I have never let that hurt me and that is how underestimations have always turned into expectations. I do not stand on either of the extremes to displease or please but what matters is that I am still standing and my knees just aren't as wobbly as they once were. During this course, I have had a fair share of insecurities and doubts, but I always tell myself, my blog is my happy place and I wouldn't let anybody take that away from me. Of course, the idea seemed silly to many around me when I started, some still do not understand the gist of it but either way they all started appreciating little by little, day by day, sometimes even off guard that they are proud of where I am now. So, as my token of love right back at them, I want everybody who has ever landed on my blog just to support my effort, to know that I am deeply touched and grateful for having them as a part of my internet dwelling. I truly do appreciate and I would love it if you stick around to water my roots.

Pro Advice on Liquid Lipsticks

Pro Advice for Liquid Lipsticks

The promise of super long lasting and matte drying liquid lipsticks seemed so alluring that most of us at some point got sucked in by it. Isn't it? However, I am sure the struggle only just began once we got on with our first tubes. Recently, I asked on my social media and local bloggers group to send in their liquid lipstick troubles and I was not at all surprised by their queries because those were the very same problems that I had faced too initially. Jot down your own and I am sure they'll match one or the other of these; messy application, uncomfortable to keep on, difficult to layer, flaking right off, transferring and not at all long lasting as per their claims.

I have been meaning to write a post on my own liquid lipstick experience for a long time, but I wanted it to be fruitful for you all. So, before giving you any advice, I had to perfect my own lipstick applying skills. Therefore, I carried out a little research to master this art. Even now, I wouldn't call myself a pro, but there is this very key technique that I know makeup artists use and I just took what I had to from it, played around a little bit and here I am with a fool-proof guide on how to make that liquid lipstick TWERK! -snaps in a Z- 

Eye of Horus Goddess Black Mascara Review and Swatches

Eye of Horus Goddess Black Mascara Review and Swatches
Eye of Horus Goddess Black Mascara
PR Sample*
Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara looks as divine in its chunky black and gold tube as it sounds. For the record I love all of Eye of Horus packaging as it is sleek and high quality. The Goddess Mascara comes in two shades; black and brown. I currently have the black one and boy it is dark as night. If you have been hanging around lately, you would have noticed this has been a month of positive reviews, and let me inform you this will be no different. 

Easy Makeup for Brown Eyes


I love playing with colours so much that I don't really have a single favourite, however, often I have noticed people find it tough to balance out everything when it comes to colourful eye makeup. Therefore, I have come up with a soft makeup look that can help you in enhancing your brown eyes without resembling a clown. For this, the key is simplicity and you can complete your eyes in just 4 easy steps. Let's jump right in. 

Jordana Perfect Pressed Powder Review and Swatches

Jordana Perfect Pressed Powder
Jordana Perfect Pressed Powder
PR Sample*
Let's be real, this is where it all begin, didn't it? Packing on your mum's face powder was as real as it got back in the day. To be honest, I did not even know foundations existed when I was around ten and apart from that fruity, transparent, roller lip gloss, face powder was the only it makeup bit. Years later, we all still find face powders to be a purse essential even if now a lot more is loaded on before getting to the powder. As a result, today I am reviewing Jordana Perfect Pressed Powder, that I have been using for quite some time now. Before we move on to the performance of this product, I want you to take a minute and think what do you expect out of a face powder. You will find my own answer when you finish reading this post. 

Luscious Angel Eyes Eyeshadow Primer Review and Swatches

Luscious Angel Eyes Eyeshadow Primer

Luscious Angel Eyes Eyeshadow Primer/Base has been time and again compared to the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion, and even though I haven't tried the latter, getting my hands on this much-raved primer for much less was crucial. However, I had a hard time finding it in my most visited supermarkets, until a couple months back. Of course, at that time my excitement sky-rocketed, but the real test was yet to be taken.

Budget Friendly MUA Lipsticks

MUA Lipsticks Review
MUA Lipsticks L-R: Fawn Fancy, Shade 10
PR Sample*
Not too long ago, I totally skipped lipsticks with a full face of makeup, because I always felt lipsticks require so much courage to be pulled off. That might have been the case mainly because the shades I was drawn too were usually on the bolder end of the spectrum while the hunt for lights and neutrals to suit my complexion was always on. Makeup Academy has been around as a popular drugstore brand for as long as I can remember. However, I never got the chance of trying anything from them because MUA is not sold locally but can be luckily bought at just4girls.pk as they now officially stock the entire range. I personally went for Makeup Revolution (MUR) over Makeup Academy (MUA) while it was still new but to be honest, all along I was always drawn to MUA lipsticks after reading so many positive reviews. Today I am reviewing two of the MUA lipsticks, Fawn Fancy and Shade 10. that I have been recently loving and in fact you have already seen Shade 10 in my July Favourites.

Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation Review and Swatches

Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation Review and Swatches
Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation - Mocha
PR Sample*
One revolutionary brand that took the Pakistani makeup industry by storm has to be Masarrat Misbah Makeup. Ever since its launch back in April, the line managed to attract considerable hype and their Silk Foundation, in particular, has been the most requested product for review by my own readers. I did feature it in my July Favourites recently but you can find all the details in this post. The Masarrat Misbah Makeup is known for being halal, cruelty-free and paraben free, so, all of this goodness makes them even more coveted.

Independence Day Style Then and Now


Some of my fondest childhood memories consist of decorating the house with buntings, playing 'Aey Jawaan' repeatedly on the tape recorder, getting festive badges of Pakistani flag from my uncle and most importantly dressing in green and white for celebration of Independence Day at school.

July Favourites '15

Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation and MUA Lipstick

Low sleep levels, gloomy rainy days with no hint of sun, and staying outdoors for the most part, caught with work and social activities followed by Eid are all just excuse of my own incompetence of wisely managing time and making the most of what I had at hand. I have fallen way behind my schedule and saying that I am a 'sucker' is an understatement. I do duly apologise for missing in action and I will try the best I can to make up for the loss by blogging as often as possible.

Now since I was hardly having any "me-time" the past month, I only have a few products that I have been using on a daily basis to share with you guys. Do watch out for detailed reviews within this month.

Summer Looks for Different Skin Tones feat. Original Minds

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? ;)

PHB Ethical Beauty Mineral Makeup Review and Swatches

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

Thredz
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.
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