Tuesday, September 16, 2014

~Mid September FOTD~

Last night there was a dinner at a cousin's place.I ended up doing this make up for the evening.I haven't done a FOTD post in a long time.I am thinking of doing that often now.Usually I don't have the time to take pictures after getting ready so it become difficult to do a FOTD post.Anyways here is one !
On the Face:
Smashbox Primer
Revlon's Photoready foundation in Medium Beige ~ REVIEW here

On the Cheeks:
Essence blusher in Blush up
Sleek's blusher in Pomegrente
Mary Loumanizer Highlighter

On the Eyes:
Tightline and Waterline Maybelline Master Drama
Essence Gel Eyeliner Barefoot Through the Moss
Hypnose Drama Mascara ~ REVIEW here
Sweet Touch Lash Boost Mascara~ REVIEW here

On the Lips:
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip liner PURE
MAC lipstick in CANDY YUM YUM
 One more selfie pic in the end :)
What do you think girls?
Should I do more FOTD posts or are they a waste of time and space ;)
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Love,
Areej


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

~REVIEW:Geo Angel Brown Circle lenses from Lens Village~

This is the second time I am reviewing a pair of lenses from Lens Village .These are called the Angel Brown lenses from the brand Geo Medical.
If you want more information about Lens village check out my previous post here:
There is a huge variety of lenses and as always I spent a lot of time choosing what I wanted this time.I went for brown ones this time as usually I want grey ones.
Lenses came packed up in bubble wrap along with a lens container and a cute pouch.There was also an instruction & lens care card.
I always order prescription lenses as non prescription lenses are usless for me.Usually prescription is available for all lenses at Lens village.The prescription is written on top of each glass vial.
I broke the seals and transferred the lenses to the case and filled them up with my regular lens solution.

How pretty they look in the cases
I am totally loving the design of these lenses.The inner circle is surrounded by small lines that make it attractive and noticeable.When I put these lenses on,they merge with the natural brown of my eyes and makes them bigger.They are 14mm in diameter so there is no extraordinary enlargement.They do give the dolly eyed look.

How well the two different browns merge & seems like its the natural eye color.Now this pair is great for daily use.I can wear them anywear due to the fact that they are natural in appearance.
They are extremely comfortable to wear and didn't cause any irritation or dryness.I can wear these for longer periods of 7-8 hours.

Now lets see if these 14.2 mm lenses give that dolly eyed effect to the eyes.I have used circle lenses with 16mm diameter as well.They gave maximum enlargement and doll eyed look.Now these do give the doll eyed look but only minimal.There is not that major change.Thats the reason I am loving these.I can wear them anytime everyday without the fear of looking awkward or strange.These even look good with natural make up.
What do you say
These lenses usually have life span of an year so its very important to dispose them after that time peeiod.Like always I would like to mention again that its extremely important to take care of your lenses while using them.Washing them and the containers before & after use is the basic important point.
These lenses are available with and without prescription both.
They are available for order here for $19.50 
For more details and information log on to Lens village website & Facebook page
They have got great customer care and I always got a prompt reply for any of my queries.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Any comments and questions are welcome
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Love,
Areej


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

~Skin care diary of an oily skinned blogger~

If you are my regular reader then you must be knowing that I have oily skin & I must tell you that Oily skin is one of the most problematic ones among normal,combination,dry & sensitive.Taking care of it among the changing weather is extremely important.Summers are the worst as the sweat and humidity make oily skin even more oily and difficult to manage.

Some of the things that I take care of to keep my skin clear is to use oil free products.Be it a morning cleanser,face wash or a moisturizer it has to be oil free so that I keep extra oil of my skin.Managing a good every day skin care routine brings out the good in your skin and it shows.
Eating healthy is also important along with using good products.
If you are lucky and have found the perfect products for skin care then you are lucky.
I keep on changing my skincare products.I love to try new products as well.
I am also on the look out for a good moisturizing day or night cream that keeps my skin oilfree & matte look.
Other natural products that are good for oily skin are
-Tea tree oil
- Aloe vera(contains salicylic acid)

-Yogurt

-Cucumber

- Honey

-Green Tea

- Lemon juice & Citrus fruits (Vitamin C)

Clay face masks also help a lot.
Using  oil free cosmetics and mineral products is also recommended to oily skinned girls.
Do share with me what products you found best for oily skin and any other helpful tips.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Any comments and questions are welcome
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Love,
Areej

Saturday, August 30, 2014

~NOTD: Catrice's Nail Lacquer Fuchsiarama~

Previously two new nail colors were included in my nail polish collection.But I didnt get a chance to try these nail shades.Catrice brand is my favourite for nail colors.I love their formula.In every Catrice Nail post I mention how much I love them.So my sister in law knew that if she has to gift me some nail color she has to give me Catrice !
Presenting one of the two nail colors that she got me for previous Eid.

Isn't it pretty!
Its called 01 Fuchsiarama
The nail color appears quite opaque is the first application and 2 coats make it just workable finished with a top coat.The thing I love best about Catrice Nail colors is that they don't chip for nearly 4-5 days and remain as fresh as ever.Fuchsiarama as the name suggests is a lovely fuchsia pink.
I feel like they have changed the shape of the brush as well.Its somewhat round and slightly wider than the older versions.
Here are links to all other Catrice nail shades that I have:
~Lucky in Lilac
~Ashley
~Welcome to Roosywood
~Jade is not my name
Have you tried Catrice Nail colors?Which is your favorite brand for nail colors?
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Any comments and questions are welcome
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Love,
Areej

Thursday, August 28, 2014

~Review & Swatches:Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 ~

Now this item had made its way onto my wishlist for quite some time.When I asked the sweet girls at AMOR if they had them from the open house sale & they answered Yes I told them to reserve it for me.This is a must have for any makeupholic like me.This Ocho Loco 2 was released as a sequel set to the Original Ocho Loco in 2013.This set consists of 5 new shades and 3 from the permanent line.Ocho Loco means 'Crazy Eight' in Spanish!
Lets have a look at the beauty
The pack consists of 8 full sized Urban Decay eye liners that retail at $20 each along with Grindhouse,the eye pencil sharpener that alone retails for $10 on Sephora & Urban decay sites.

So as a full package this was a set not to be missed.Its been only a couple of weeks I got this but I am already loving the shades.The eyeliner pencils present in Ocho Loco 2 are
~CRAVE:deepest, darkest brown-black matte
~TWICE BAKED:rich brown satin with gold micro-sparkle
~ROACH: deep copper brown shimmer
~MARS:bright metallic green shimmer
~PERVERSION:blackest black matte.
~ULTRAVIOLET:bright blue-violet shimmer
~TORNADO:bark eggplant pearl
~DEEP END:bright metallic peacock shimmer

Swatches of the shades on my hand without any primer beneath:
Here are how they look on my eyes.There is no primer used on the eyes as well.The eye liners are swatched directly on the eyes.I did these swatches within some minutes so they may not be very neat.
Started with naked eyes(How Urban Decayish)

Then tightlined the eyes with PERVERSION
PERVERSION is literally the queen of all black pencils.Its the blackest black I have seen.Its a must have for everyone who loves black eye pencils.
Next I glided ULTRAVIOLET on the upper eye lid.It glided as easily as butter,They are super soft to apply and easy to work with.
Next I swatched TORNADO on the lower line.I will add here that Tornado is the least pigmented shade of all.There After 2-3 swatches it might turn ok.But still its a lovely purple.

Lets move onto the second eye I swatched DEEP END on the upper eyelid.
And MARS on the lower eyelid.
The rest of the three shades Crave,Twice Baked & Roach I only swatched on the hand.
I am so very happy that I invested in this lovely set & ofcourse I was lucky to have it as it is a Limited Edition as well.The pencils are super soft and pigmented and the colors are also amazing.
Perversion,ultraviolet & Deep end are my favorite among the lot.They can be sharpened easily with the grindhouse or any other eyeliner sharpener.
They are waterproof & have a very impressive staying power.They dont budge an inch all day!They also didn't irritate my eyes.What else can one ask for!
I am looking forward to using these eyeliners and creating beautiful eye make up looks with them.If you buy 8 UD eye liners separately they will cost you $160 but this is a super deal as it was for $59 -
I bought it from AMOR for Rs.4900 on Sale.They normally sell it for Rs.5200.
If you want to buy any of these or any other of the 39 awesome shades that UD has to offer you can always check Sephora or order through the different trustworthy pages that are taking orders.
Currently HASH is taking Sephorah orders.So you may order your wishlist eyeliner through them.
Which is your current favorite eyeliner?
Do you like any of these one from Ocho Loco 2?
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Love,Areej

Friday, August 22, 2014

~Collective Summerlicious Haul~

In the recent one and a half month I have done quite some shopping but haven't been able to share them with you people.So now I thought about collecting them all from here and there and present you an haul post.I love haul posts and I am sure you guys do too.
A trip to Shams,a trip to Centaurus & some online shopping got me this stuff!

From Shams Islamabad:

MAC Candy Yum Yum (Finally off my wishlist): Rs.2625
Essential Burt's Bees' Kit:Rs.2395
Victoria Secret's Moonlight Kiss Hand & Body Cream:Rs.1395
Bioderma Sensibio H20:Rs.950
Neutrogena Make up Remover:Rs.350
From Centaurus Islamabad
Al Fateh
MAC Kinda Sexy ( Yay-finally I got my hands on this beauty too): Rs.2100
DMGM Photo fix Coral Cameo: Rs.1020
The Body Shop:
TBS Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream:Rs.1450
TBS Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub:Rs.1490
TBS Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner:Rs.1290
& from AMOR

The Balm Nude Tude Palette:Rs.2900
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer:Rs.2000
Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2(In love with these already):Rs.4900
& some presents


Did you enjoy my haul post?What have you bought lately?
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Any comments and questions are welcome
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Love,
Areej


Monday, August 11, 2014

~Review & Swatches:Sweet Touch Matte Lipstick Shade 761~

I am not new to this brand called Sweet Touch but I have also not used many of their products.I remember having one of their lipsticks long ago but have totally forgotten what it was like.Recently I was sent a care package with a lipstick, nail polish and mascara in it.Here is my review of the  mascara.Lets see how I find this lipstick.

~WHAT SWEET TOUCH HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS PRODUCT~
Sweet Touch Matte Lipsticks have radiant colors that infuse lips with lasting moisture and fulness.Lips have never looked so all day sensuous.Available in 61 jaw dropping shades.
Sweet Touch Matte Lipstick shade 761
Sweet Touch Matte Lipstick shade 761
~MY EXPERIENCE WITH SWEET TOUCH MATTE LIPSTICK~
The packaging is like any other normal lipstick.Quite sturdy and closing with a click.So no worry about accidental opening and messing up.The lower side has the number of shade mentioned upon it.The color of the lipstick container is a lovely dark fuchsia shade that is appealing to the eyes.
The lipstick looks very creamy in the tube.Even swatching it on the wrist it feels creamy.But when applied on the lips its dry.The best result could be achieved after applying a lip balm underneath.It helps in reducing the dryness.The shade is very pretty.On different lips it may appear different because some people have less and some have more pigmented lips.Its a beautiful coral pink shade with a tendency to appear different in different lights.Corals are a lot in these days so this is a very go to lipstick these days.
A perfect summer shade it is.
Here are some swatches on my lips in different lights



The staying power is a good 4-5 hours depending on the fact that you don't eat/drink much.A freshening/touch up is needed after this much time.
Overall its a good everyday lipstick in a reasonable price that is Rs.290
Price may vary at different places or drugstores but should not be more than Rs.400
They say they got 61 shades.I would love to explore more of their shades too.
Available at all make up and drugstores nationwide.
For more details visit their Facebook page
Have you tried Sweet Touch cosmetics?
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Any comments and questions are welcome
Email me at itsme_jeejo@hotmail.com or drop a inbox on Areej Usman's Blog
Love,
Areej




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