Sunday, July 27, 2014

~Review:Sweet Touch Cosmetics Lash Boost Mascara~

Some days ago I recieved this lovely care package from the people at Sweet Touch Cosmetics.The package contained different goodies.I am reviewing the mascara that was sent to me.It is called the Lash Boost Mascara.

A Little about the Brand:
Sweet Touch England, is a color cosmetic brand manufactured in Italy, Germany and UK. Since its launch in 2001, it has become a GLAMOUR BRAND for women of all ages.Its extensive product line includes make up for eyes, lips, face and nails. Its uniqueness lies in the broad spectrum of color shades. 
A Little about the Mascara:

~My experience with Lash Boost Mascara~

Mascara is the most important when it comes to eye make up.Whether you apply eye shadows or not ,its important to apply mascara.It at once enhances the look of the eyes and makes it appealing.One of my favorite mascaras is Lancome Hypnose Drama.Though it is a high end mascara but its worth buying and investing in it.You are lucky if there is a drug store mascara and it does you good because mascaras shelf life is short and its must to change it after a few months.
This mascara has green tea extract in it and it is for enhancing the volume of the lashes.
The thing I like best is the wand comes with.It reaches into the very beginning of the lashes and separates it from the start.It also makes the applying of mascara easy on the lower lashes.My eyes are very sensitive but usually I get away with most eye cosmetics.I was also afraid while trying this mascara but luckily I didnt had any redness or irritation after using it.
I also dont use an eye lash curler as I have naturally curly eye lashes.This mascara enhances the curl and gives the lashes a volume.They suddenly appear thicker and volumized.The mascara transfers very quickly from the wand to the lashes so you have to be very careful & steady in application so that you dont get any mascara on your eye lid or lower eye area.Its a good reasonably priced mascara for everyday use.The only thing I don't like about it is that it clumps my lashes in one application.I have to apply 2-3 coats to get the clumping off.
With Mascara-Without Mascara

The mascara stays on for some good 4-5 hours.Honestly I havent been out more than this time otherwise it could have been 7-8 hours.This mascara is not waterproof.It starts pouring down at the touch of a water drop & thats not good.Someone like me who has watery eyes will have lot of problem with this mascara & would not buy it again.
I would recommend this to people who have normal eyes and want a reasonably priced mascara for everyday use.If you want a clump free and waterproof one this is not the answer to your solution.
It is for Rs.495 & is available at Sweet Touch Counters nationwide.
For more details you can visit their  Facebook page.
Which is your favorite mascara?
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

~Review: Dresslily Online Store Ear studs haul~

Online shopping is sometimes a source of happiness and great fun.I was very much excited when I got an invitation to choose anything I wanted for $20 from
I love to surf the sites and look upon the items and then choose what I want.I had seen a couple of reviews on dresslily before so I jumped at this oppurtunity and hauled what I am crazy about these days...Yes Ear studs!They are my new love since my toddler doesn't like me wearing long earrings so I have limited myself to studs!
Ok so a little about Dresslily:
DressLily is a leading international online fashion clothing and accessory store. Focusing on the very latest in affordable fashion styles, both attire and stunning accessories, we feature thousands of the newest product lines, providing maximum choice and convenience to our discerning clientele. We also aim to provide an extensive range of high quality, trendy fashion clothing together with a professional dedicated service to our valued customers from all over the world.
Our goal is always to provide our customers with stunning, high quality fashion products at down to earth prices. offers trending fashion-forward styles, edgy and innovative designs all delivered with a truly class-leading professional service.
Ok so here is what I got for myself from Dresslily.
Now this doesn't mean that the site only has jewelry!It has everything from hats to shoes.But I am usually the one who cant take risk with dress and shoe size so I love to haul jewelry and accessories.Besides I am being a ear stud-holic these days.
They have loads of variety in their jewelry section.Bangles,bracelets,necklaces,charm bracelets,earrings,ear studs,rings etc etc.One is really spoilt for choice.I searched and looked and nearly completed having a look at all the earrings and earstuds variety.
I chose ear studs that had several pairs
Yes this is the same quality that is found in Forever 21,H&M & Dorothy Perkins.I rank these ear studs No.1 in quality.There is literally no compromise in quality.We all know that China sends out its no.1 quality products to these known brands & definitely China is the whole sale supplier to these business sites as well.So you can say that whether you buy at H&M or Dorothy Perkins or Dresslily its the same thing.
Lets have a closer look at my picks
6 pairs of Holiday themed earrings Sale Price:$2.95 Orinally $3.54
9 Pairs of Exquisite Gemstone Embellished Earrings Sale price:$3.17 Originally:$5.39

3 Pairs of Chic Rhinestone Embellished Alloy Earrings Sale price:$2.47 Originally $4.20

Now Lets have a look at the single pair earrings

Pair of Punk Retro Style Rivet Embellished Earrings Sale price:$1.95 Originally:$3.32

Pair of Delicate Rhinestone Bird Earrings Sale price:$2.35 Originally:$2.82

Pair of Sweet Rhinestoned Black Kitten Shape Stud $1.30 Originally @2.21

Pair of Simple Cute Pearl Stud Sale price $2.21 Originally:2.65

Last but not the least I also got a brooch for my son!He loves horses

Fully-jewelled Horse Brooch Sale price;$3.04 Originally:$7.07

I really love all the pieces that I have ordered.The earrings are nearly same as they were on the website.I was only disappointed with the parrot shaped earrings.They were kinda small than I imagined.Anyways they are cute & I still love them.The shipping time was also appropriate.I got my parcel after 2 weeks of shipping.Shipping was free for me as I entered a code given by the PR person with whom I was coordinating.I placed the order on their website & as a result they shipped out my things.I expected the quality to be a little bit different than that in the pictures but it was just rge best.Some of the earrings also had extra stoppers.Their prices are awesome and the sale prices are even more attractive.
I would recommend Dresslily to all who love fashion and accessories.You can update your wardrobe by ordering chic trendy stuff from Dresslily or beautify yourself by adorning lovely jewelry and accessories.
You can visit Dresslily for more details.They are also available on Facebook
Do you love online shopping.Have you done shopping at Dresslily?
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Friday, June 20, 2014

~[Review & Swatches]:Revlon Color Stay Foundation in 250 Fresh Beige~

I was so happy when I spotted Revlon's counter at Al Fatah Centaurus Mall Islamabad lately.At last Islamabad girls can check out their testers and stuff before buying Revlon stuff.I am sure Scentsation in Safa Gold Mall Islamabad will soon open its Revlon counter too.Anyways where was I...Yes I purchased my long On The Wishlist Revlon's Color Stay Foundation.

Previously I was using photoready foundation in Medium Beige.So I was of the thought that I should get the same shade in Color stay but when I tried a couple of testers on my skin I felt that Fresh Beige was much better than Medium Beige Photoready.

Want makeup that is flawless and weightless for 16 perfect hours? Revlon has the solution - ColorStay™ Makeup with SoftFlex™.Specially formulated for normal or dry skin, this oil-free, moisture-balanced formula gives you flawless looking skin. Makeup looks fresh and feels great for up to 16 hours thanks to the lightweight, comfortable feel from the SoftFlex ColorStay™ Formula. Medium to full coverage, with SPF 15 protection.
~My Experience with Revlon Color stay Foundation Fresh Beige~
I have always heard good things about this foundation and was sure that it would suit me very much but I didnt buy it in the first place and tried Photoready.I am happy that Revlon's Photoready also did me well.So now is the time to buy and try Revlon's Color stay when my Photoready is near finishing.
The foundation comes in a glass bottle labelled 30 ml.I should mention here that this one is for combination/oily skin as I have oily skin.The only bad thing about the packaging is that it has no pump or dispenser like the photoready.
Its packaging is very similar to Mac's Studio Fix.Only a tad bit talller and thinner than Studio Fix.Well I am used to pouring out foundation being a Mac's Studio Fix regular user so I have no concerns with Revlon's Color Stay's missing pump.As long as it works well it is acceptable.
Its formula is a bit dry not very runny like photoready's.Though its dry but is very blendable and easy to work with the help of a beauty blender or a stippling brush.Getting the right shade for yourself is the trickiest when buying a foundation.Thereore I had already made up my mind that I ll be getting the same shade that I have been using in Photoready.But seeing so many shades at the Revlon counter made me try a lot of them before I finally settled for Fresh Beige(Pink undertones)Surprisingly this foundation with Pink undertones is suiting me well too.
Here is a swatch 

The foundation provides light to maximum coverage and is buildabe.I used it with a primer underneath and it lasted well enough for 7-8 hours.Though its claims are for many more hours but still 7-8 hours is very good enough for me.It has proved to be one of the  best foundation for hot and humid days.I had a very good experience lately.The light went off and there were no fan/acs.Though I didnt stop sweating but the foundation didnt leave its place as well.I only had to dab a tissue or apply some facepowder on top to go fresh again.It also has SPF & that makes it even better.Its extremely light to wear.Doesn't give me the heavy cakey feeling.It is not fragrance free,has a light odor to it.
Here is a comparision swatch with MAC's studio fix

ME-Wearing Revlon Color Stay Foundation Fresh Beige finished off with a make up fixer & other makeup.
Its available online at Just4girls for Rs.2355/-
I bought it at Al-Fatah Centaurus Mall Islamabad for Rs.2355 as well.
What foundation are you using these days?.
Would love to know.
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Monday, June 9, 2014

~NOTD:Summer Bling Nails~

Its Monday so why not make it a Manicure Monday..
I did this NOTD just for fun !
The base coat is Chateau by Color Studio Professional.
I have applied 2 coats of Chateau and topped with confetti glitter nail polishcalled PE Beauty that  I picked at Al Fateh Centaurus Mall recently.

The red of the nail shade is just like the red of a cool watermelon!
I am feeling somewhat cool in this heat after wearing this nail color along with this confetti glitter coat.
What are you wearing on your nails today.
Would love to know.
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Friday, June 6, 2014

~Pakistan Beauty Bloggers Community's 3rd Secret Swap~

Hello Girls,
Whats up!Summers are here & they make me lazy than usual.Finally I have managed to open my lap top and sit down and type!
Today's post is about Pakistani Beauty Bloggers Community 3rd Secret Swap.I have been lucky to be part of all the swaps that PBBC has arranged uptil now.Secret Swap is a concept and process where you exchange goodies with a secret partner.For details about the previous swaps click 1st swap &2nd swap.
Previously only bloggers took part in the swaps.This was the first time the Non-bloggers also took part.The bloggers were paired together & the non bloggers accordingly.As always a form was filled by all the participants prior to the start of the swap where all the favorites and wishlist items were listed.
My secret swapper was Fatemah Sajwani from 'What Fatemah Says" .Usually its not the same person whome you send and receive gifts from..But it my case it wasnt the case!I sent out gifts to Fatemah & to my surprise she was the one who had sent me my swap parcel as well.
Here is my secret swap parcel all wrapped up with love and care.Thank you once again Fatemah for all the lovly stuff.
Here is what was in the goodies.
Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Cool as a Cucumber
Lovely shades
Wet n Wild Lipstick in Mauve Outta Here

Mauve Outta Here Swatched

Maybelline Color Show in Pink Boom 
For swatch of this nail shade see my post here.
Last but not the lease a watch

I loved the Wet n Wild stuff the most as those items were also on my wishlist :)
I sent these as swap present to Fatemah.Luscious palette and lipstick were on Fatemah's wishlist as well.
I hope you liked the stuff I picked for you.
Thanks to the lovely Sarah Ali & Rabeeyah Tungeker THE PBBC ADMINS & lovely fellow bloggers who always manage to arrange such exciting swaps.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

~NOTD:Maybelline Color Show Nail Color Pink Boom~

Havent done a NOTD post for a while now..
I got this nail color in PBBC Swap from my secret partner.Details will be up in my Detailed Swap Post soon.I am a huge fan of Pink nail polish.So when I saw this in my goody bag I was quite excited.
It is Maybelline's Color Show Nail color in PINK BOOM
Though it appeared Bright Pink to me in the nail polish bottle but when applied it was a neon pink shade.Here I have applied 2 coats of the shade.This is my second experience with Maybelline's nail polish.I still find the formula hard to work witj.Its streaky.I dont know but this particular nail polish had already chipped off at the end of the day.Though my previous experience was way better.The packaging is quite decent with a small brush as well.

This and any other nail color is available for Rs.350 from any Maybelline counter nationwide.
You can also order it online within Pakistan from &
Have you tried Maybelline's Nail shades?
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Monday, May 26, 2014

~[Review and Look]:Luscious Angel Eyes Eyeshadow Primer/Base~

Finally I am here after more than a fortnight writing a post.May has been a mixed month for me.My very dear nani ama passed away and then got busy with guests.Then arrived my birthday.In this whole time a birthday giveaway kept my girls busy on my Facebook page.
Meanwhile I received this newly launched product from Luscious Cosmetics for Review.I have used it a couple of times now and so reviewing it now.

~What Luscious Cosmetics has got to say about it~
The guardian angel for your eye makeup! A smooth, lightweight, and matte formula that creates the perfect canvas for long lasting eye makeup application. Glides onto the eyelids without dragging and acts like a magnet for eye shadow and eye liner, ensuring true and vibrant color results that stay in place without creasing.

Ingrediants:Water, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Talc, Magnesium Silicate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77492), (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

The packaging of the product is great.It is a mini tube with a nozzle end very much like the famous Urban Decay's Primer Potion.The only thing that makes it look different from UD's primer potion is the cap.Otherwise they are "Two Peas in a pod".Secondly the expiry date of this product is 18 months after opening whereas that of UD's primer potion is 6 months.Last but not the least difference is that Luscious's tube contains 10ml & UD's primer potion contains 11ml of product.

The texture of the eye shadow base is very creamy but it is very easy to blend.When I used my primer for first time I actually pumped out quite some product that I later regarded as a lot.Be careful when squeezing out product for use as only a small pea size amount is enough for both eyes.Thats why these tubes are tiny because a little product goes a long way.
Here is what the base look like when pumped out of the tube.
Here is my make up free face I ll tell you how I have applied the eye shadow base and then the shades to get the complete look.
Make up free face

The Luscious eye shsdow base applied and over the eye lid.If you want to apply some eyeshadow to lower lash line apply a little bit of it under the eye too.It can also work as a concealer and a base.Its nude in color.Try to work the product with a brush or your fingers.Soon it will be smooth and absorbed giving a matte look to the eye lid.Now your eye lid is ready for any eyeshadow whether matte or glitters etc.
Both of my eyelids now primed with Luscious eyeshadow base.I am ready to play with some colors on my eyes.

Birthday Selfie
I did a smokey eye look using Naked 3 palette for my birthday dinner .
Ok so now for the results,The eyeshadow primer increases the lasting power of the eye shadow.My make up was fresh as ever when I returned home late in the night.
Colors still fresh and inplace

I noticed that with the use of this base the blending of the shadows becoming easy and the color pay off is better as well.I have oily skin and so super oily eye lids.This matte base is super for oily eyelids.
Overall its a must have for make up lovers.I assure you it won't disappoint you at all.
It is priced at Rs.875 / $9.01 which is a lot less than the $20 UD's primer potion & the advantage is 12 more months of lasting time.
Its available for order at Luscious Cosmetics & & all leading drugstores & Luscious Counters nationwide.
Have you been using a primer already?
Do you agree that eye shadow primers are worth buying.
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