Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eid Mubarak!

Hello Lovlies!!

Warm & hearty Eid Wishes to all you beautiful readers & to all the Muslim community in the world.
Have fun & Remember in prayers,
Love,
Areej

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~Pakistani Beauty Blog - Weekly Roundup [Vol1]~

Hello My dear readers!


Recently A communicating platform was launched for Pakistani Beauty Bloggers & I am proud to be part of the PBB community!Thanks to Sarah Glossicious for coming up with the fabulous idea:)


As an Eid Present to my beautiful readers I present this post to you.Please follow the links,read & comment on the posts & dont forget to FOLLOW to stay updated with future posts!


Fragancia does a Scarlet Johansson's inspired  Inspired Yellow Cornered Eyes makeup

 Why go to some saloon & spend some money when Areej can teach us Do at home Pro French Manicure 

Have you crossed your 20s? Ever considered using an anti-wrinkle cream? Sara Hassan reviews the L'Oreal REVITALIFT anti-wrinkle+firming cream.


To save your budget, get both fun and class in one box and dress your eyes in exotic colours check out Shang J.'s review on Flare Eyeshadow Palette by Sigma.

Aleena says Kareena Kapoor is trend setter for asian women and shares some Salwar Kameez trends by Kareena Kapoor 

Makeup Glitz bought some Garnier light products and Reviews three Granier product in one post 

Red is Sana@makeupoholics favourite color and it makes her remind of  beautiful festive weddings 

Get ready for the fall with some bold lip colors while you check out Rida Rohail's review on the Lip couture by Luscious cosmetics.

Look chic at work. Try this easy to do Every Day Makeup look created by Ruqaiya Khan and make a statement!

Want a boost of color check out Maheen's new Manly Palette

 Is it worth the hype, or just too much hype?  Aroosa . Sana reviews Nars Orgasm powder blush

Beautous Blog experiemnets and makes her own glitter polish and explains how you can do it home

Are you a coral/ Peach blush kinda girl ? Sarah Ali @ Glossicious reviews Mac Warmth of Coral Mineralize blush from MAC Semi Precious Collection

Thanks a lot for reading.
Do look out soon for a Vol 2!
Stay Happy Always.
Love,
Areej
 

Monday, August 29, 2011

~NOTD: DAZZ MATAZZ Nail Varnish Wild Orchid-28~

Hello Lovlies,

How are you doing?Eid is so very near & when Eid is approaching Shopping is always on our minds.Isnt it!!
I have also been paying a lot of visits to the market & picking a thing or two from the cosmetics section always!Today I want to share one of my shopped items with you.Its a lovely nail color & I have been missing doing these NOTD posts so here is one for all of you today :)
This nail color is by DAZZ MATAZZ that I believe is a French brand.The name of the color is Wild Orchid & the no. is 28.Lets have a look at it!

~WHAT DAZZ MATAZZ HAS TO SAY ABOUT ITS NAIL EXPRESS RANGE~
Shiny, superior & extremely glossy long lasting nail wear that lasts for up to 6 days. promises to deliver flawlessly smooth even color to nail. Now every woman can achieve salon perfect nails from the comfort of home with Dazz Matazz Nail Express , Toluene,DBP & Camphor free formula.


~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT DAZZ MATAZZ NAIL EXPRESS WILD ORCHID~
As all of you girls know this summer was & still is about neon & bright shades so I always had an eye open for such nail colors.I also came across 2,3 orange shades by different brands but unluckily they didnt catch my attention much.Some would be a dull orange some would be too bright for my skin tone.But as soon as I came across this one I knew it was THE Orange for me!
What do you say girls isnt it pretty!
I have applied two coats of the nail color.I havent applied a top coat on top because it was getting messier with the top coat.Dont try to touch the nails to check if they are dry or not.If you do your nail would have your finger print on it!After one coat is completely dry apply the second & let it dry too.
Here are some more pix of the nail color.
                                                      Natural Light!
                                         With Flash!

I bought this for PRS.200/- from Hayee's Jinnah Super.
What do you think about it?
Do you love bright colors?
Comments & questions are always welcomed.
Thanks for reading.
Love,
Areej

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~ Review: New Travalo Excel the refillable perfume atomizer ~

Hello Lovlies,
How are all of you doing?
Today I am very excited.The reason for excitement is this product that I am reviewing for you today:)
Its the NEW TRAVALO EXCEL The refillable perfume atomizer.I was sent this product by the company a few days ago for review.
Ok Lets get on to the review:
Lets hear what the people ar TRAVALO have to say about this gadget:
Have you ever wished you could have a quick freshen up when you're out and about?
Carrying a big glass perfume or aftershave bottle is inconvenient, cumbersome and can be dangerous if it takes a knock and shatters. 




Travalo is a refillable atomizer bottle with a difference. Its patented easy fill system allows you to refill in seconds with a simple repeat pump action. Travalo makes it easy and convenient to have a fresh confidence boost any time, anywhere.

Simply remove the nozzle from your big fragrance bottle, pump Travalo up and down on the tube, and you can be ready to go in just a few seconds.

Rapid Refill in seconds:
Travalo fills directly from almost any fragrance bottle with a removable spray head.
Simply remove the nozzle from your big fragrance bottle, pump Travalo up and down on the tube, and you can be ready to go in just a few seconds.
Take your Travalo straight out of the pack and it's ready to use immediately.

WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TRAVALO EXCEL PERFUME ATOMIZER:
For a person who loves both travel & perfumes likewise me,this gadget could be the invention of the century!Seriously I am always carrying a large perfume bottle in my handbag wherever I go.Now Thanks to Travalo I wont have to carry a full sized perfume bottle everywhere with me.I can carry around my favorite perfume with me all the time in the shape of this beauty.

FACTS ABOUT TRAVALO:
~Over 65 Sprays
~ See whats left inside
~Only 8.6cm and just 20g
~Aircraft Approved
~98% Recyclable
~No Dangerous Glass Parts
~No funnels, No spills!
~Refills in seconds
~Shatterproof vial
~ Available in various colors
Perfect for:
~Parties, Concerts, Festivals
~Holiday & Travel Essential
~Business Meetings
~The Gym
~The great outdoors
There was also a mini instruction guide with this atomizer with the easy steps.I found it extremely easy to refill.Simple remove the spray top from the perfume bottle that you want to fill in the atomizer.Now place the lower end of the Travalo upon the nozzle of the perfume bottle & move up & down continuously.As the perfume fills in you can also see the level of perfume that you now have in Travalo.
                                                                                    Mini Guide!
Left: Britney Spears's Fantasy~Right :Travalo Excel
The lower end of Travalo
                                                   Move up & down to refill 

Verdict:
Overall I totally love this product.Its very handy,light & travel friendly.It doesnt leak or spill while on the go or when refilling.The best thing is that you can carry your favorite perfume all year round with you in Travalo.
Its retail price is £10.You can find more details about this Travalo here.Here is the link for Travalo on Twitter & Facebook!


Thanks a lot for reading.
Stay Happy Always,
Love,
Areej

Monday, August 22, 2011

~Review: Pinky Paradise Circle Lenses~

Hello Lovlies,
How are u! Here starts another new week with a new post.
Today I am reviewing my first Circle lenses that I have used.I got these a few days back from Pinky Paradise.
Pinky Paradise is an online Korean store that specializes in Lenses.They have a huge variety of colorful lenses.You find around 350 plus choices of circle lenses, ranging from natural series, enlarging series to cosplay series.One is certainly spoilt for choice!They not only sell lenses but false lashes,eye liners,eye shadows & a lot more.Here is what I have for review today!


~A LITTLE INTRODUCTION TO PINKY PARADISE~
 We are one of the leading online seller that specialist on eye make over, we provide an One Stop Eye Beauty Platform  to public which include color circle lens, false eye leashes, eye liner, eye shadow and many more…Infact PinkyParadise is ‘your eye make up one-stop online beauty store’
As Pinky Paradise is Malaysian based store that imports from Korea I was sent this package from Kualalumpur Malaysia.I got it in exactly 10 days after shipping.The vials were wrapped up like this in a bubble wrapped envelope to be kept safe.
DETAILS :
BASE CURVE:8.6mm
DIAMETER: 14.5mm
Validity:1 year
Brand name:VASSEN
I also received a cute hippo lens case with the lenses
I also got this cute stick on Snowwhite bow for the hair
Ok lets get to the lenses and their review:
 I emptied the vials and transferred the contact lenses to the case with some lens solution & left it for an hour or so before using them.
Here are some pix I want to share with you ,have a look at these then I ll be sharing my experience of the lenses with you.
Without lenses
With one lens I can see visible enlargement
Both eyes with lenses in daylight
With some quick eye make up in room light
                                                                      A zoom in
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PINKY PARADISE CIRCLE LENSES~
To start with I have been wearing contact lenses for a long time now.I own a transparent pair & couple of colores contact lenses but they are the usual contact lenses.So this is the first time I am experiencing Circle lenses.
Though I have used color lenses before but I have never chosen a green pair for myself I am more of a grey or hazel person.So when I got these green lenses for a moment I was like...mmmm....but anyways I had to try them!Though they did appear a lot green when inside the vials but as soon as I placed them in my eyes they seemed to have merged with the natural brown of my eye creating a greenish brown mixed effect.Thats the reason they do not appear to be a very bold green.I think they would give a bolder appearance on grey & blue eyes.
Lets move on to the most imp factor of circle lenses i.e the enlargement due to the diameter change.Now this lens has a diameter of 14.5mm & some other circle lenses also have the diameter of 16mm.If you refer to the pictures above where one eye is with the lens & the other is without it you may be able to notice the enlargement of the iris of the eye.I really love this enlargement factor.I am pretty sure the 16mm diameter certainly provides that doll like effect that these circle lenses are so famous for.
Ok i wore these lenses for around 5 hours for the first time.They were very comfortable to wear & didnt irritate my eyes.But after some 5 hours I felt some dryness in my eyes.I wondered what the reason could be.Then I placed the lenses in the lens solution overnight and used them for the 2nd time next day.They worked great enough for 7 hrs.Thats why I would term this issue non problematic because if they can stay put for 6-7 hours they are ok then.
Most of the lenses on PinkyParadise range from $19 to $23 i.e around 1650 to 2000 Pakistani Rupees.Not much difference from the rates we buy at in Pakistan.


~Verdict~
I totally recommend these circle lenses from Pinky Paradise.Choose for urselves from the variety of designs and colors.They ship worldwide & your order will be shipped in just 1-3 working days.Apart from Circle lenses you can also order many more items because PP also carries lashes, mascara, facial mask to BB cream and etc.
Pinky Paradise was kind enough to issue a coupon code for my dear readers.By using this coupon code:
         areejusman
1. Customers entitle a FREE cute animal lens case PLUS mystery gifts
2. The coupon code can be stacked, If you purchase 3 pairs, you will get 3 lens case plus 3 mystery gifts.
3. A minimum of 1 lens purchased to activate the code.
4. The code has no expired dates :)

Isnt that exciting!!
You can visit Pinky Paradise here & on Facebook you can find them here
I hope you liked these lenses and will avail the wonderful oppurtunity to try for yourselves as well using my coupon code for you.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Comments & questions are welcomed.
Stay Happy Always.
Love,
Areej 



Caution Notes:
You are best advised to consult your eye doctor before wearing any contact lens. It is your responsibilities to minimize the risk of wearing lenses. Kindly please read the wear & care guide carefully to ensure proper handling of lenses (which is provided in the website). The rule of thumb for your eye safety is, if you experience any discomfort, please remove the lens immediately.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~ Review: Liz Earle Foot Scrub ~

Hello Lovlies,
How are summers going on at your end.Its the monsoon season at my side.
Summers and Monsoon go side by side,similarly does sandals and pretty feet:)
I recently received a product that I am going to review today that makes my feet sandal ready at all times.Its the Liz Earle foot scrub.
I received this from Liz Earle a few days back.


A LITTLE INTRODUCTION TO LIZ EARLE:
Our products really work on every skin type by harnessing the potent powers of the finest quality ingredients. They can really make a positive difference to the health and appearance of your skin.
~WHAT LIZ EARLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS FOOT SCRUB~
This hard-working scrub gently exfoliates hard, rough skin on heels and soles, leaving feet ultra-soft and buffed to perfection. Massage daily onto damp skin, concentrating on dry areas such as heels, toes and balls of your feet.
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LIZ EARLE FOOT SCRUB~
As always this product came wrapped up neatly along with a note from the Liz Earle team.
The packaging is in the form of a tube just like a regular foot scrub tube.The best thing I liked about it was that when I opened the lid to squeeze some product onto my hand it didnt come out.To my surprise it was sealed on the inside!This is a great thing so that no product is wasted and we get it safe and sound.Here is how it looked like sealed.
After opening it I expected a bit creamy runny sort of scrub coming out of the tube but the texture of the scrub is somewhat thicker & good to be worked on.It has small granules in the form of pumice that help in the exfoliation of dead skin when massaged on the foot.Its consistency is great.The granules can be spotted here.
I must confess I have neglected my feet most of the time.In daily care routines we sometimes only consider our face to be treated well but what about our hands and feet.Well this product is a dream come true for my feet.After I treated my feet to this foot scrub they felt smooth and presentable.It works great on the hard areas of the foot specially the heels.Though the scrub is rich but it doesnt irritate the skin.It has that tingling effect on the skin because of the presence of peppermint in it.The avocado oil moisturizes the skin.This scrub smells of herbs basically peppemint and rosemary.Its a bit stronger but its pleasant.I used this twice a week & the results are very satisfying.With continuous use it promises to do a lot better.
I feel like it is a treat for my feet in this summer season & I have a pair of HAPPY FEET now:)If you want to pamper your feet and give urself a single step pedicure at home this is the product.I finished off my pedicure with some extra moisturizer.
All the ingrediants and details are present on the back of the tube.
This 100ml tube is priced at £10.45 which some of you may think is expensive.But actually its not because a little product will be enough for a use & the tube will last a long time.Still if you think its expensive why not try the 15ml sample tube for £4.60 only.
Verdict:
I totally recommend this product to all of you who have previously neglected your feet and want to give some extra care to your feet and make them presentable in a short time.
You can order here.
For more details about Liz Earle visit this link.You can also find Liz Earle on Facebook here.
Any comments and questions are welcomed.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Stay Happy always.
Love,
Areej

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Review:Ardell & Andrea False Lashes @aiibeauty.com

Hello Lovlies,
How are all of you there?
I was sent some False eye lashes by aiibeauty .False lashes can make the eyes appear bigger and the effect of false eye lashes gives a very glamorous look to the whole face.
I was sent these eye lashes :


A little INTRODUCTION to ARDELL & ANDREA:
ABOUT ARDELL:
Ardell offers a wide variety of lash styles to fit a consumer’s mood, personality and lifestyle. They have become must-have, preferred beauty enhancers for millions of women, including makeup artists and Hollywood A-listers. When women everywhere want to feel confident that their eyes have a total look that’s alluring and the ultimate in beauty, they turn to Ardell Eyelashes and enjoy the compliments.
 ARDELL is much more than eyelashes because we understand that women want the sexier, prettier look of natural, thicker, longer lashes.


ABOUT ANDREA:

Since 1963, Andrea has provided retail and professional customers with high-quality eye, face and body products. Most famous for its faux eyelashes, Eye and Face Q’s, bleaches and depilatories, Andrea supplies discerning women around the world with innovative, reliable and affordable beauty solutions. Andrea lines and products include:
  • Andrea Eyelashes
  • Andrea Eye Q’s and Face Q’s
  • Andrea Face Spa
  • Andrea Body Spa
  • Andrea Foot Spa
  • Andrea Bleaches & Depilatories
  • Andre for Men Depilatories

The lashes I got are
~ ARDELL Fashion Glamour 105 in Black
~ ARDELL Fashion Glamour 103 in BLACK
~ ARDELL Fashion Natural 109 in Black
~ ARDELL Invisiband Glamour WISPIES in Black
~ ANDREA Modlash 45 in Black
~ ANDREA Redilash 33S (Self adhesive)


~WHAT ARDELL SAYS ABOUT FASHION GLAMOUR 105 LASHES~

Get natural looking, curvy lashes with extra volume instantly with #105 Fashion Lashes in black from Ardell. Reusable and easy to apply, Fashion Lashes are comfortable to wear and made of 100% human hair.
Fashion Lashes, Ardell’s most popular lashes, are the convenient way to achieve long, flirty lashes, making the most of your gorgeous eyes. #105 Fashion Lashes in black are lightweight and reusable. Use Ardell LashGrip Adhesive (sold separately) to apply. Each pack contains one pair of lashes


~WHAT ARDELL SAYS ABOUT FASHION GLAMOUR 103 LASHES~
Get full, natural looking curved lashes with #103 Fashion Lashes in black from Ardell. Reusable and easy to apply, Fashion Lashes are comfortable to wear and made of 100% human hair


~WHAT ARDELL SAYS ABOUT FASHION NATURAL 109 LASHES~
Get subtle looking short lashes with dense added volume with #109 Fashion Lashes in black from Ardell. Reusable and easy to apply, Fashion Lashes are comfortable to wear and made of 100% human hair.


~WHAT ARDELL SAYS ABOUT INVISIBAND GLAMOUR WISPIES BLACK~
These lashes feature an invisible, lightweight band that connects the hair strands to form a strip that ensures secure corners. They are knotted and feathered by hand for perfect uniformity, absolute comfort and an outstanding natural look.

~WHAT ANDREA SAYS ABOUT MODLASH~

Andrea ModLash #45 style lashes are spiky in design, with moderate volume, but definite length. This style comparable to Ardell InvisiBands Scanties lashes and Runway Claudia
Made from 100% sterile human hair. The Andrea ModLash collection is used worldwide by celebrity make-up artists, celebrities, fashionistas & models to create beautiful and glamourous looks. Each pair of lashes can be used up to three weeks. 



~WHAT ANDREA SAYS ABOUT REDILASH 33S~
Easy to apply in 2 simple steps.No glue requiredExtra self adhesive strips. 


~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THESE FALSE EYE LASHES~
Ok,so for a change I asked my sweet sis in law to try these lashes for me.I took some before and after pix.Lets have a look at the pix then we ll get to know the details about how I would describe these lashes.

Before applying the lashes



After applying the lashes

Actually I am not much of a falsie lover.I love to do eye make up but sticking a false eye lash is one of the most difficult tasks one can give me.But these lashes came by as a surprise as with a bit of patience and a steady hand they got themselves fixed to the lash line at once.They nearly blend into the original lashes.They are very light weight & comfortable to wear.They stick on pretty well.You can wash and re use them if you want to.They are around $4 - $5 each which is very reasonably priced.The best thing about these eye lashes is that they are available in various different shapes,colors and designs.There are several categories and I chose to try Ardell Glamour lash 105 in Black.Its also one of their best selling lashes.
I would definitely try all of these one time or the other.I think I will have to change my thought that false lashes are very hard to put.Ardell & Andrea does make this task easy for beginners like me:)
The one thing that I dont like about these lashes is that they come without a glue so you would have to use one that you have already!

You can visit aiibeauty here.
Comments & questions are always welcomed.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Stay happy always.
Love,
Areej

~ L'oreal Paris Revitalift Stimulift-Press Release~




L’Oréal Paris introduces their latest Skin Care innovation

New Revitalift with Stimulift – stimulates skin’s 8 natural lifters

“How do I stay feeling young? By stimulating my body… my mind… my curiosity…And when it comes to my skin, I’ve got it covered with Revitalift with Stimulift formula!” – Hollywood Actress and L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador Rachel Weisz

 “Skin looks 5 years younger in just 4 weeks” – Aamina Sheikh, L’Oréal Pakistan Spokesperson

(Karachi, 03 August 2011) Revitalift, the World’s No 1 Anti-Wrinkle cream[i] has launched it’s new innovation with Stimulift technology. Thanks to their technical expertise and knowledge of advanced biology, L’Oréal Paris laboratories have developed a unique formula which can now target skin’s 8 natural lifters essential to youthful skin.

With age, our skin’s 8 natural lifters are altered. They can undergo quantitative and qualitative modifications that lead to tissue disorganization and a loss of biomechanical properties (elasticity, tone). Consequently, surface wrinkles become more noticeable and the skin loses firmness. L’Oréal believes that youthful beauty is found by stimulating one’s mind, body and curiosity and is not confined to women of a specific age. With this in mind, the team at L’Oréal Paris worked assiduously to develop a high end product catering to women and their anti-aging skin care needs. The New Revitalift formula works to take action on three major functions — re-tightening, re-pulping and stabilizing — key to stimulating the skin’s “self-lifting” capacity. Firmer and less wrinkled, the skin itself naturally participates in the process!

L’Oréal Revitalift, the latest in a line of expert beauty products produced by the company, targets the skin’s 8 natural lifters stimulating a natural skin lifting effect for in-depth action on signs of aging. Located in the dermal-epidermal junction and the outermost layer of the dermis, the 8 natural lifters play both a biological and structural role: They work by creating a horizontal and vertical network to re-tighten the skin and re-pulp from within, which helps strengthen tone and cohesion. These lifters can be grouped according to three main functions:

o      Natural Tension [to naturally tighten the skin]
§    Collagen I – Tone
§    Collagen III – Tone
§    Collagen IV – A mechanical stabilizer
§    Elastin – Elasticity
§    Fibrillin – Elasticity

o      Natural Plumpers [to expand the dermis]
§    Chondroitine S. – a biological re-pulper

o      Skin Vitalizers
§    Perlecan - a structural stabilizer
§    Integrin - fixatives and communicators

“Revitalift has Pro-Retinol A which helps deliver Vitamin A to skin cells, revitalizing cell metabolism to create a healthy, youthful glow ” – Dr. Khilji, L’Oréal Paris Skin Expert

With Revitalift's new anti-wrinkle + firmness formula [Stimulift + Pro Retinol A] the cream can now take action on all areas where wrinkle formation and loss of firmness originate: the epidermis, the outer layer of the dermis, and, in an unprecedented advance, the dermal-epidermal junction. This junction not only serves as the biological “glue” between the dermis and the epidermis by stabilizing and anchoring the two layers, it also serves as a space for biological communications within the skin.

Speaking about the launch of New Revitalift Stimulift Cream, Marketing Manager for L’Oréal Paris in Pakistan Zainab Pasha has said, “Every woman wants to look good and forever young. With Revitalift Stimulift, the worldwide leader of anti-wrinkle formulae reaches new height of efficacy - you rejuvenate from inside out naturally. Your skin becomes part of the self-lifting process and you look younger and revitalized.”

Creamy and full, the new Revitalift Natural Lifters texture envelops the skin with firmness and generosity. Rich and suave, it leaves a sensation of freshness and comfort. Non-greasy and non-sticky, the texture melts onto the skin as soon as it is applied, and the gentle fragrance creates a feeling of well-being. In just 4 weeks, wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin becomes firmer and the face looks four to five years younger.

The L’Oréal Paris New Revitalift Stimulift Cream is appropriate and advisable for women aged 28 and above and is ideally used daily on a cleansed face. Priced at PKR 1,250, the New Revitalift is now available at all L’Oréal Paris counters across the country. For more information about the L’Oréal Paris in Pakistan, visit our official facebook fanpage:



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