Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year!!

Hello everybody reading this post! I had been away for almost two weeks now! first I was busy in wedding then today I had my first exam!! =( I am extremely busy with studies and miss my blog like hell. Exams are going to end by 19th January 2012 then hopefully I will be back on track. Many reviews are lying pending and wish I could post my Favs for the year =( 
Well, just wanted to wish everybody a very happy and blessed new year! Hope the year ahead brings out the best opportunities for us to spread love and harmony for each other =)
Stay happy, healthy and humble! xoxo

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

NOTD! Sally Hansen Hard as Nails.

Here's a quick post of my NOTD!

This is a very old polish that I own, and probably it was one of my very first SH polish. I think its a really very pretty shade and very girly. I bought it around 3 years back when I was totally out of the bold colors on nails so this one really caught my eyes and I grabbed it at the first sight. Surprisingly I purchased it for only Rs. 45 from a shop in Gulf!!! Unbelievable right??? It was thrown in an old basket which had all local nail paints in sale!! First I was skeptical whether its original or no but then who cares?? LOL. I had to get it no matter what because I really love this pink shade. Luckily it is original because I could judge it from the quality and the lasting power as I own other SH nail paints which are 100% original stuff =]

Brand: Sally Hansen--Hard as Nails line.
Shade: Prima Donna Frost
Price: I got it for Rs 45 which is insane I know!!!
Availability: I believe this line has been discontinued but if you are lucky you may get a glimpse of it online.
Finish: Its like a pastel creme pink with a subtle hint of silver sheen which is GORGEOUS!
Staying Power: Very decent. 5-6 days.
Formula: I like SH formulae. They are never too thick and never too thin. Even after 3 years you could feel the formula is perfectly OK and gives you a non streaky application =)

Overall, I think every girl who is girly would love it like me. Its a pretty shade to rock the spring season. 

Hope you liked it! <3

More NOTDs coming soon.

Monday, 5 December 2011

NOTD! Annabelle Nail Varnish

Here's my NOTD:

Its a nail polish from a Canadian brand called Annabelle. I wouldn't say much about it as I dont even remember its shade number. The sticker is lost =(
Although the formula is great. The brush gave an even application. The color is gorgeous but it didnt look good on me as it made my hands look dark so I removed it the next day so I cant actually say anything about its lasting power. Maybe someone with a light skin tone would love it!

Planning on doing more Notd's this week as I have a lot of parties to attend which means new shade each day =P

Take care.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

A little Bit of Everything: an exciting giveaway!

A little Bit of Everything's blog is having a really generous giveaway where 5 winners will be selected and given amazing gifts. Click the url to enter:

Have a look @ the giveaway goodies:

Ends 7th December, 2011.

DIY: Homemade Scrub

Hello everybody. Today was a free day so i just thought of experimenting with some skin care remedies which were 100% natural. A few days back I was browsing through some YT videos and came across a homemade scrub. I tried it today and I think it is very effective and decided to share it on my blog. I had no idea that it will give good results otherwise I would have taken some pics but unfortunately had to google the pics of the ingredients. Wish I could show you guys the final look of my homemade scrub but I experimented with a minimal quantity and used it all! =(

Well lets move on to the ingredients. These are simple and I bet these things will be available at your home right now so you could make a scrub at this very moment.So, you'll need:

1. Sugar
2. Olive Oil
3. Lemon juice.
4. Turmeric powder(its optional btw, you can omit it if you want. I am tanned so I thought it would be good if I add it to my scrub)

What I did was I crushed a tablespoon of sugar a little bit just to make the granules finer. Added 1 lemon juice and few drops of olive oil and 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and mixed it well. Then I massaged it on my skin for 15 mins gently and rinsed it off with plain water. It left a fresh cleansed feeling on my skin. Skin was noticeably softer, moisturized and cleansed.

Benefits of the ingredients:


Its fine granules help exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells and reveals soft glowy skin.


We all know lemon is a natural bleaching agent. It rejuvenates the skin and helps to lighten and whiten the skin.


Olive oil do wonders for dry skin. And moisturizes it effectively.


Turmeric helps you reduce pigmentation and even out your skin tone. If you have acne prone skin, turmeric will be a plus point there as well.

So it was all. I really liked this scrub and will use it again. Hope you are going to try as well.

Take care<3

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Rakhshan's Blog 100+ Followers Giveaway Contest

Click to enter an amazing giveaway at Rakhshan's blog:

Check out the picture below to know the featured products of the giveaway =)

Ends 8th December, 2011.

NOTD! Sweet Touch Espresso

Brand: Sweet Touch
Shade: Espresso #1022
Price: Rs 80-100
Availability: Easily available across stores in Pakistan
Staying Power: 4-5 days
Formula: I love ST nail polishes formula. It's easy to apply and the brush is of good quality as well.

I am loving this shade alot these days. It compliments the weather i think. Its a super maroon brown shade with LOADED fine shimmer =)

Hope you liked it.

Tc <3

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Color Partners- a guide to team lip colors with different outfits.

Lipstick is one of the most essential item of a woman's make up bag. I just thought of sharing with you all how to choose the right lip color to match your outfit.
***( This was actually an article in a foreign magazine, I liked it and thought maybe it could help some people out there who find difficulty in applying lip color that compliments the color of dress they wear)

Color BLUE:

Any shade of pink or true red.

Peach or coral to team with soft blues.

Color PINK

Matching or in a softer or darker shade.

Color RED

Try to match your choice of lip color exactly with your outfit. If you want a paler muted look, apply the lip color, then blot off the excess with a tissue and apply a touch of gloss. Another alternative is one of the russets.


Any of the corals , peaches, pinks or russets look great.


Peachy or russet lip shades with a shimmer or a lip gloss on top.

So, this is it. Just little ideas to play with colors without looking out of the box =)

Hope you enjoyed it.

P.S- All the pictures are taken from Google images.

Take Care <3

NOTD! Rimmel 60 seconds in "Twinkle" =]

Hey! Here's my NOTD for today:
(see the glitter?)

Brand: Rimmel - 60 seconds line.
Shade: Twinkle(#640)
-a pretty baby pink with multi color glitter.
Price: Rs. 350 in Pakistan
Availability: Available at stores where Rimmel products are sold (Chase up, My Super Store, Agha's)
Finish: Has a pastel finish with chunks of glitter.
Staying Power: 5-6 days without chipping
Formula: Perfect for a nail polish. Neither thick nor too thin.

Another great point with this nail polish is that although it contains glitter its extremely easy to remove and leaves no traces of glitter behind =)

Hope you liked it.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

ThisIsAlx! 's Giveaway.

ThisisAlx's is all happy and celebrating her first 100 followers giveaway. If intrested click on the following link and enter:-
Another amazing thing is that she is gonna pick up 2 WINNERS! =)

Giveaway opened until November 30th, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Good luck!

Lipstick by Clarity Cosmetics # 316.

Hey <3
The lipstick I am reviewing today is one of those colors which I have never tried before. Its a bold color and  I have stuck religiously to Pinks and Corals ever since I started wearing make up. Reds and Browns never suited me until I tried this:

AND finally this is how it looks on me!! =]

This is actually a lipstick given to my mum but she doesn't wear such bright colors so I thought of trying that out. And I really liked how it looked on me.

About the product:
Brand: Clarity Cosmetics
Shade: No names unfortunately =( but its shade # 316. A deep strawberry kinda shade.
Availability: Easily available as its a local brand.
Finish: Creme-y. As you can see in the picture it does have a slight glossy finish. I am not wearing any gloss or balm. Its just the lipstick alone and i LOVE the fact that it does not contain even the tiniest hint of shimmer or glitter.
Staying Power: Not very impressive. Stayed for just about 3 hrs approx on me.
Formula: Moisturizing :)

Overall, I am happy that now I could even wear a red shade on lipstick without looking a crap =P

Planning to wear it a lot in the winter season. I think its a pretty fall-ish color.

Do you agree??
Let me know please =)

Thanksgiving Giveaway @ Valentine Kisses blog.

Enter and win amazing beauty related goodies =)

Ends : 30th November, 2011.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wanna win some pretty fall nail colors???

Cute-tickle nails is having a great autumn giveaway which includes pretty nail colors for fall and winter season. It also includes cute nail tattoos and make up items. Click on the following link to enter:

End date: 20-11-2011!!! So be quick! 

Good luck.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Win Cleansing and Polishing tool by Sigma @ Sahrish Adeel's blog!

Who doesn't love to have a silky smooth skin?? If your one of them then simply click the following link and get a chance to win a cleansing tool by Sigma for free at Sahrish Adeel's blog!

Its open worldwide and gonna end on the 20th November, 2011. SO HURRY! =)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

NOTD! Rimmel Chic Cherry

Purple is one of my favorite colors and i love painting my nails purple. Once at Sara Hassan's blog i loved her notd featuring Chic Cherry by Rimmel. I loved that shade at the first sight and wanted to grab one of my own. I was at ease that Rimmel is easily available in our country so i could buy one without any hassle but to my disappointment the Chic Cherry shade didn't yet arrive in Pakistan although there were other shades from the Lycra pro range. 
But i was lucky enough that Rimmel sent me some samples to test and there in the package was this baby lying!!!!! what a pleasure for me =)) 
So I thought of sharing a Notd of my current favorite nail polish on my blog. Hope you will like the gorgeous purple.

Brand: Rimmel London ( Lycra Pro )
Shade: Chic Cherry (a stunning dark purple with pink specks of shimmer)
Price: Rs 500-600 in Pakistan
Availability: Easily available in superstores which sell Rimmel stuff.
Finish: Shimmery.
Staying Power: Rimmel's claim up to 10 days. As i showed the pic it started chipping off from the corners the 4th day. I haven't actually worn it for that long so couldn't tell exactly. 
Formula: Very manageable. Is highly pigmented and the maxi brush gives full application in just single stroke which is smooth, even and streak free.

I love this shade and is looking forward to wear it more in winter season.

Lipstick! Spirit by MAC.

That's the very first Mac lipstick i have ever tried and i really like it. The reason behind my likeness is that its the only nude shade which has ever suited me. I like how it gives a delicate touch  to over all look without washing me out. The rest nude lipsticks i have ever tried made me look really bad and dull. But Spirit in my favorite nude lipstick =)
Lets have a look at the swatches: 

Brand: MAC
Shade: Spirit (nude brown with a hint of pink)
Availability: Mac cosmetics is available at many superstores across Pakistan.
Finish: Satin(as per written on the lipstick tube) Its a semi matte lippy which a subtle sheen.
Staying Power: a pretty decent one. Lasts a good 3-4 hours on me. Maybe it could last a little longer on someone else cuz i have a very bad habit of eating up my lipstick =P
Formula: very smooth and moisturizing, you do not need a lip balm underneath.

Overall its a good lipstick to own if your nude lips fan because it wont wash out your complexion at all. I have been wearing it a lot lately and like it!

Hope you enjoyed.