Saturday, December 28, 2013

Favorites of the Year 2013

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This past (almost!) year I ended up purchasing more makeup than I'd ever need, call it a beauty bloggers curse, but when something new launches there is this unsuppressable urge to try it out and see for yourself how well it works, or trying out the time-tried high-end cult favorites and I got caught into that spell and purchased this whole lot you see above and a bit more that I couldn't locate while clicking pictures for this post.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation [Review]

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I was on a hunt for a medium to full coverage foundation, had gone out to buy the MAC Studio Fix originally, unfortunately my shade NC20 was not in stock at Farid's, and I was about to walk out head hanging down when this little buddy caught my attention, and I brought it home with me! :)

My own Domain! :)

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Hello there everyone! Just a quick short post to let you guys know that I have my very own domain now!:)
yes!! something I wanted to do for a long time. You can now find my blog at:


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey [Review]

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These lip crayons have taken the makeup world by storm. Inspired by Clinique which termed these as Chubby Sticks, every other makeup brand is coming out with their versions. I got myself the version from Revlon which is called the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain a few months ago, paying a LOT more than I would've liked for it. Anyways so let's move on to the review.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Shade Comparison of NARS Orgasm with Sleek Rose Gold!

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This is NOT a review post guys, I'm just comparing two blush colors for anybody who wants to get either the original shade or the dupe can decide upon it. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

OPI Meetup!

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Hoping everybody is doing fabulously well! Today's post is about a meetup! Like last time OPI got the blogger and editors together again at the Amethyst by Roohi Spa last month. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nanshy Eye Brush Set [Review]

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I prefer synthetic makeup brushes to any other kind, especially to natural hair. Good quality synthetic makeup brushes are incredibly soft and easy to clean. When Nanshy launched their Eye Brush Set a few months back I was eager to try out the new set having used their Face Brush Set before. So today I'm sharing my views about this handy set with you guys!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Make your own Berry Lips!

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Winter has finally arrived in Karachi after the longest summers it seems. One of the hottest trends for fall/winter is darker hues of makeup and berry lips. Yesterday I tried creating a berry lip with three lipsticks I already owned and the results came out great so I decided to click a few shots for you guys!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Benefit The Bronze of Champions kit [Review]

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The Bronze of Champions has the deluxe minis of six of the Benefit's best seller products! As the name suggests this kit is especially designed to achieve the tanned and bronzed look. The kit comes in a typical-to-Benefit cardboard box with a mirror and a guide for the products. It's an ideal palette to own especially if you want to try out all the products before going for the full sized ones!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Favorites!

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The monthly favorites on the last day of the month is definitely an improvement in my book! Considering that I only posted thrice in this month is enough to throw me into fits of depression! Hope you guys have been well all this time! As this was the Eid month I have been using the items in todays favorites post a lot, I wanted to do an outfit post as well for Eid but I've been so busy with things that I couldn't blog about it in time and now I think it would be rather absurd to post it now!! 

Friday, October 25, 2013

MUA Intense Kisses Lipgloss in Quick Kiss [Review]

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I'm a big fan of the Makeup Academy Out There Plumping Glosses which I have reviewed here and I got this thinking that this might also be another winner product from MUA. This was on my wishlist in the Eid Swap and I got the exact shade I wanted.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What's in my Bag?

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I feel ecstatic to finally have taken some pictures for this tag, I've been meaning to do it since almost a year maybe, but one thing or another held it up. I got a couple of spare minutes today and made use of the bright sunny afternoon to take a few clicks. I love peeking inside other girls' bags, might have watched a hundred videos on YouTube. So keep reading if you want to see what's  inside my bag!:)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

September Favorites!

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Today is the third of this month and considering that I post my favorites before the month is up, I am definitely way too late this time. The reasons are one too many [again!] but there's just no denying the fact that I need a schedule and in no time I reckon I'd be getting myself a proper planner as much as I know I don't stick to schedule but blog whenever I feel like! Bad me!! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OPI Avojuice Skin Quenchers in Mango [Review]

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I never knew that OPI; the Nail Giant also dabbled in skincare until I attended the OPI Bloggers Meetup early this year;  Even got a mini bottle in my goodie bag along with a OPI SPiderman Collection nail color in 'Just Spotted the Lizard'!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Olor 24 Hours Active Deo Sprays [Review]

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There are people who prefer body sprays to perfumes since these are economical and refreshing, some may be antiperspirant and hence ideal for use in the hot and humid summers. It's all personal preference really, I'm more of a perfume person and less into body sprays however a good deodorant does change my mind sometimes. I was sent these two deodorants a while back and I've been trying these for the past two weeks.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Some Serious Spikes

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I love spikes, they're so invogue, have been around for a year or two now and still going strong. Over the runways, all forms of metallic spikes and studs can be witnessed. Clothes, Shoes, Bags and Jewellery they're everywhere! And you don't necessarily have to be a tough girl/gothic to carry it off, metals can add an edge to any outfit if you know where to add the bits.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Essence Miami Roller Girl Blush in Dates on Skates [Review]

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This blush is something I fell in love with at first sight. The beautiful color gradient is just so pretty! and coupled with the fact that the lovely Sidra selected it for me in our Secret Eid Swap makes it all the more special! It's from their Limited Edition Summer collection called Miami Roller Girl which predominantly has pinks, yellows and oranges signifying colors fit for summer.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bags and Shoes to Heart from AW13-14 Runways!

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What girl doesn't love bags!? I'd like to own one in atleast every hue and color plus a couple of neutrals to go with everything. This year in the Autumn Winter 13-14 runways I spotted some lovely arm candy and shoes and decided to share with you guys!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Shocking Coral [Review]

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Ever the Maybelline Vivids were launched here I'd been googling the shade swatches to find out which one to get for myself! When our Beauty Bloggers Secret Eid Swap was announced I immediately included a Maybelline Vivids in my wishlist, and to my utmost delight I got the most amazing color in the range thanks to my lovely swap partner Sidra <3

Karachi Beauty Bloggers Meetup at Rain Tree Spa!

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An evening well spent in the company of people who share your obsession, yummy snacks and some amazing complimentary services! That's how our beauty bloggers Meetup at the Rain Tree Spa Karachi can be accurately summed up!

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Makeup & Accessories for the Beauty Bloggers Meetup!

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We had a Beauty Bloggers Meetup for the Karachi Bloggers last saturday at the Rain Tree Spa Karachi and this post is about what makeup I used and what acessories I donned for it! :)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

August Favorites!

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I know it's a tad late for blogging about the monthly favorites, but then I have several ready posts on hold as well and I'd been too busy taking care of my son who has a bad case of allergic cough and wheezy breathing which flares up in some particular months in Karachi's polluted air. Being a good mum comes first anyways.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipsticks [Review]

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Lipsticks are possibly my favorite make up item, I cannot have enough of the brands and the shades! I don't have a huge collection but I own a modest amount :p Anyways these lovelies you see above are of Color Studio Professional, from their newly launched Pure Matt Lipstick range.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Latelier : Store Introduction and a special Discount code for my readers!!

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You guys might have heard of Latelier, Pakistan's Premier multi-brand store. They have brick stores in Lahore and Islamabad and an online store as well which I had a chance to go through recently. The website is well-designed and user-friendly plus they offer some really amazing services such as COD which is only a click away!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Beauty Bloggers Secret Eid Swap!

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Back after a few weeks of disappearance; reason being my previously ailing laptop got a final hit thanks to my daughter and so it had gone for repair. Now it's been returned to me good as new and first up is the Secret Eid Swap post that was supposed to go up on the 15th of this month but got delayed due to the a fore mentioned reason.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

My Favorite Summer Blushes!

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It makes me wince a little whenever I look at my current favorite blushes mainly because they're all from pretty much the same color family, but I can't stop loving them. I did a My Favorite Summer Lip Products post couple of days back, this is sequel  to that post!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Must-Have Item- Tinted RX Sunnies

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I have to admit, bespectacled people may sometimes feel awkward when they head out on a sunny day especially in summer. Standing under strong sunlight, the eyes can not open. So for this summer, I think a pair of tinted prescription sunglasses is a visual aid which features lenses that are colored or darkened or polarizing lenses to protect the eyes from sun's glare. More excitingly, there are a variety of colors of tinting to choose from. If you have not tried this before, you can try to get your First pair for free of tinted prescription sunglasses at Firmoo.com.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Get a 10% discount at Daraz.pk!

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I have a lovely surprise for you guys! You can get a 10% discount while Eid shopping at Daraz.pk the Pakistani Online Shopping Website; I shared my shopping experience with you here.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Color Studio Professional Invincible All Day Water Proof and Heat Proof Powder [Review]

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Don't we all just wish our makeup would stay on forever and not melt off especially in the present grueling heat?! Today I'm sharing my thoughts on one such product which claims to do just that! :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite Summer Lip products!

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Summer makes me think of big and bright, fresh and fun and plenty of shiny goodness! Same goes for the summer lipsticks shades, I keep the bright popping shades at hand. This post has not only lipsticks but lipglosses and lipbalms/stain as well which is the reason I've named it the favorite summer lip product post!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Shopping my Shoe Stash! *Tag*

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Shopping my stash is a popular tag in which you dig out your own stash for items long forgotten or hardly ever used and in a way re-discover several lovely bits all over again. While going through my closet for a pair of comfortable slippers I came across a lovely pair of sandals I'd forgotten about. This was primarily why I decided to do this tag albeit the Shoe version!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My shopping experience at Daraz.pk [review]

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You guy must have heard the name by now, Daraz.pk is a Pakistani online shopping website, which sells a smorgasbord of brands from Designer clothing to jewellery, bags and shoes. The best thing is that they have the Cash On Delivery option which can be availed all over Pakistan which makes it so popular plus a 7-day return policy as well as free shipping!! Having shopped from them I can vouch for their efficient customer service and timely delivery of packages.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Color Studio Pro Luminous Foundation in Ivory [Review]

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Finally sharing my thoughts on my current favorite foundation. At first when I got this foundation I was a little skeptical, and hardly ever used it but with time I developed a liking for it, keep reading to find out why :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Shehla Chatoor reigns at the LUX Style Awards 2013

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Did you guys get a chance to watch this year's LUX Style awards? Actually they might not have been aired yet on the local channels but I couldn't help stalking the #LSA2013 especially the red carpet, on the Internet/Twitter!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

EOTD: RoseGold and Smokey!

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The other day I did an eye look and loved how it turned out so decided to photograph it! I bet it would have looked more glamorous if I'd put on some false lashes as well since mine are pretty scarce :/  


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

June Favorites!

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Hope everybody's doing well! I missed out on the May favorites last month because as I mentioned before I was on a vacation, [still am!] I have a few things picked out for May and June that I have been using a lot, some are new and some you may have seen in the previous favorites posts, reappearing again solely because I'm hooked on them! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Time with Firmoo July New Arrivals-Free for New Customers!

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It's summertime, you can see lots of people wearing sunglasses on the street. They need sunglasses to see 
without their eyes watering up, or the brightness causing headaches, or the sun's glare blinding them. Picking up a pair of prescription sunglasses at Firmoo.com is a best way to get a sweet summer look. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Color Studio Professional Pro blush in Audacious Orange [Review]

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I'd been reading raving reviews of the Color Studio Professional blushes on some beauty blogs but hadn't tried any until I got this one in the PBBC Bloggers Swap couple of months back.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Makeup Academy[MUA] F2 and E3 Brushes [Review]

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This is a long overdue review that I had to post, but it kept on getting delayed for some reason or the other. I'm still on 'the holiday' and most probably would be returning back to karachi after Eid since it's so hot there and it's cooler where I am! Anyways so today I'll be talking about some makeup brushes by MUA.
The MakeUp Academy launched their Synthetic and Cruelty-Free makeup brushes range early this year consisting of 14 face, eye and lip brushes. I was eager to try them out so as soon as just4girls.pk stocked them, I placed my order!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pakistani Designer Dresses: The Shopping Frenzy [Guest Post]

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Contributed by Shaheen Chisti

 



Online marketing has opened many gates towards growing boutique culture in Pakistan. It was always been existent previously but in the last few years the trend has flourished fully and continues to do so at a fast pace. As more and more designers explore the market for investment more variety and creativity is available for buyers. Varieties of Pakistani designer dresses are popular in many parts of the world where the local population is living. Many Pakistanis living abroad may also take advantage by placing orders at any preferable Pakistani online shop.  

Sunday, June 23, 2013

What's in my Shower?

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I love doing tags, been too busy lately to do any though, a few ones have been on hold like forever. I've been on a vacation for the past month, still am but the good thing is that I now have my laptop and WiFi with me so I can cram in a few blog posts before something else comes up! Feeling a bit sad though as Mr RK has gone back home *sigh* and I'll be joining him next month! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blog Sale!

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I'm part of the Pakistani Beauty Blogger Community Blog Sale, so in case you want to buy anything from among the things I'm selling feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A quick eyelook from the MUA Undress Me Too Palette!

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I'm possibly the biggest fan of MUA Undressed palette and so had to get the Undress me too as well when it was launched. This is an eyelook I did while playing around with the colors in the MUA Undress me too palette when I got it. Many more EOTD with this palette would be up shortly!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

NOTD: Essense Nude Glam Collection in Cafe Ole!

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I'm a big fan of nude nail colors, I feel they make your fingers look longer and instantly gives the subtle glam effect. I came across the Essence Nude Glam Collection and got hooked over the range of lovely nude shades they offer.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

MUA Out There Plumping Lipglosses in Buff and Peach Shimmer! [Review]

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I thought I'd found my favorite lipglosses when I tried the NYX Megashine Lipglosses, but was pleasantly surprised when the MUA Out There Plumping Lipglosses altered my opinion!

Friday, May 24, 2013

NOTD: Essence Color & Go- 109 Off to Miami

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A NOTD post after a long time! Have been posting the nail swatches to Instagram but wanted to do a detailed post on these as well. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nanshy Face Brush Set 5pc [Review]

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A makeup junkie can never have too many makeup brushes and especially when they're such beauties that I'm going to review for you today. Well- priced, great quality makeup brushes are few and far between, and hence Nanshy has come up with this Face Brush Set to meet this market demand.

Friday, May 17, 2013

RICH Pure Luxury Argan Colour Protect Shampoo, Conditioner and Moisture Leave-in Conditioner [Review]

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Who doesn't want luxuriously shiny and healthy hair?! It's a wish ,a dream and an everyday struggle to achieve the ultimate great hair. When RICH Hair Care sent me the Pure Luxury Argan Colour Protect range to try I was so eager to try it out because it promises the goodness of Argan oil and protects the color, making it last longer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cutey Shamballa Bracelets [Review]

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I've been loving different kinds of bracelets and the stacking trend lately so when I got these gorgeous shamballa bracelets from  Cutey I was beyond delighted to try them out.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Color Studio Professional Matt Foundation HD Stick [Review]

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I prefer using liquid foundations especially in winters when my skin can be dry-er, but for summers I like using cream/stick foundations because my skin is more on the normal side then and needs a foundation that wouldn't just wash away with sweat. I'm reviewing one just cream-based stick foundation today by Color Studio Professional, called the Matt Foundtion HD Stick.