Wednesday, September 28, 2011

~Review:Sigma's F45 Buffer Brush~

Hello Lovlies!
Today I am reviewing another make up brush from SIGMA.
Who hasn't yet heard about SIGMA Brushes.I guess everyone who is into make up knows that SIGMA creates lovely and quality makeup brushes that one can use regularly and these are also reasonably priced,so that it wont be heavy on anyone's pocket!
The brush that I am going to review today is the SIGMA F45 BUFFER BRUSH.I received it a few days earlier in the mail from Sigma and today I am presenting my review.
Here is what I got.
Ideal to apply mineral foundation, loose or pressed powders. Also great to buff colors and obtain a soft, blended look. Natural bristles.
First of all as usually SIGMA'S Presentation is great.SIGMA knows how to make one feel special everything we get something from them.The brush came in this lovely red pouch that can be used to store make up,jewellery or any precious stuff later on.
Secondly I want to compare SIGMA F45 with another Buffer Brush that I have from Luscious cosmetics.
Here are the two of them.
At the first look at SIGMA F45 we may exclaim what a small sized brush but them if we compare to others such as Luscious we may see that it not that small.The size is quite reasonable but handy to use.
Similarly another good thing about the F45 is that its bristles are very tightly packed and so it picks some pretty decent amount of powder or product in one go.A view from the top can show us the density of both the brushes.
Another angle:
Here are both of them in my hand:
I can say that the SIGMA F45 nearly has the same purpose as Sigma's Miss Taylor Kabuki.It can be used mainly for powder products like mineral or powder foundation,similarly other mineral products like blusher and other highlighters and bronzers.I used this to blend my mineral powder.The purpose of this brush is to give a buffed and smooth finish at the end and that it certainly does and give out a smooth and even look to the skin.The feel of the bristles is very soft on the skin.I have noticed some shedding of the bristles but that I think is not a problem as long as the brush does all the good work.
If I was given the option to choose between SIGMA F45 & the Miss Taylor Kabuki I would very much choose Miss Taylor Kabuki as it can simply be thrown in ur handbag while on the go.On the other hand the same cant be done with this one.Its better to keep this on your vanity top & better use it at home to powder your nose :)
This brush is priced at $19.
If you want a good buffer brush for your collection and you are looking for a cheap alternative to other branded expensive brushes then go on and order this for yourself.It wont disappoint you at the end.
You can order the brush from SIGMA here.
For more details visit SIGMA BEAUTY.You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.
Thanks for reading.
Comments and questions are always welcomed.
Stay Happy Always.

PS.I am also having a Giveaway for the brush that ends in 3 days.If you want to enter click here.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Hey pretty gals!
Today I am really excited to announce this GIVEAWAY for all of you.
I am nearing the milestone of 300 on my blog and so I already wanna celebrate and have fun!
To celebrate this Milestone I am hosting this INTERNATIONAL giveaway.This giveaway is kindly sponsored by Uniqso.
The winner of this Giveaway can choose a pair of lenses from the ultimate huge variety at will ship the product directly to the winner.
The lenses in the above pic are IFAIRY Binky Grey from Uniqso & if you want to read my review on it click here.
~INTRODUCTION TO is a Malaysian based online store which is selling unique circle lenses and nail polishes imported from Korea.What is so unique about our color lens?
Quality Manufacturer ! Fitting design ! Comfortable to wear on!  Big Eye Effect! Variety Patterns! what more can you ask for!!

This Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

Please read the RULES carefully while entering & Please dont miss anything out.
The MUST entries!!!
1. Follow my blog Publicly with Google Friend Account (GFC) (+2 Enteries)
2. Write ENTER ME with your GFC & email id BOTH. (+1 Entry)
3. Like my Facebook Page & mention the name with which you have LIKED my page (+2 Entry)
Facebook Page:Areej Usman's Blog
4.Update your facebook status mentioning my blog name:Type this "I am entering this giveaway to win Circle Lenses on Areej Usman's Blog.Who else wants to win" 
*Just before writing Areej Usman's Blog add "@" so that you TAG my blog page in your status.Tagging is important.(+1 Entry)
* If even one point is missed from the  Must enteries i ll not consider that entry.

1. Do a blog post about my giveaway also add the above picture & copy & paste the link of your blogpost so that I can reach it :) (+2 Entries)
2. Add the above picture in your Blog's sidebar mentioning my Giveaway & copy & paste the link of your blog. (+2 Entries)
3.Invite 3 Friends to like my Facebook page & ask them to write on the wall saying that they have been invited by you.Once I find your name thrice i ll count ur 3 entries.(+2Entries)(The friends invited should be new on the page I ll check that)
4.Follow Me on Twitter & Tweet this Giveaway.Mention @AreejUsman in the tweet so I can check back.(+2 Entries)
The maximum number of entries that a person can get is 14.

Please make sure that you read everything clearly :) I have kept the rules very simple & have mentioned clearly what to do.Please provide everything clearly in order to qualify for the giveaway.
If you have any queries u can always ask me my email is or you can ask on my Fb page too:)

This Giveaway starts today on Sept 26th & ends on Oct 31st!
Winner of the Giveaway will be chosen through
For more information on UNIQSO click here.
Thanks a lot & have fun



Sunday, September 25, 2011

~Review:Uniqso IFairy Binky Grey Circle Lenses~

Hello Lovlies,
Today I have another Circle lenses review for you and I am really excited as these are a pair that I am really loving these days.
I got the option to choose a lens of my choice from Uniqso for review and I chose this pair called BINKY GREY from the Brand IFairy.I received these in my mail some 2 weeks ago & I have been wearing these ever since nearly everyday.

~INTRODUCTION TO UNIQSO~ is a Malaysian based online store which is selling unique circle lenses and nail polishes imported from Korea.
What is so unique about our color lens?
1. Quality Manufacturer Our color lens is made by Korean manufacturer who does not compromise on the quality of the products. Every single step from producing to packaging is handled carefully by them.
2. Fitting design
Our lens is comfortable to wear on as the thickness of 0.025mm and Base Curve of 8.6mm is similar to our eye structure. This will "lock" the lens on the eye ball to prevent it moving around.
3. Comfortable to wear on
One of the prominent features of our color lens is its high water content. It allows our eye to "breathe" through the contact lens; the higher water content, the more oxygen permeable, our eyes won't get dry easily.
4. Big Eye Effect
Under IFAIRY series, it’s bigger (>16mm) diameter makes your eyes look even bigger and charming. Of course we have 14mm diameter to cater for you if you prefer a smaller one.
5. Variety Patterns
We have variety of special designs such as Hello Kitty, flower, star, diamond and etc which you may not find it in the market.
6. Meets regulatory body testing Dolly Eye color lens is manufactured by EOS while Beuberry & IFAIRY color lens is manufactured by SUNnBON. Both company meet KFDA (Korean Food & Drug Administration) testing and don't worry that our color lens comes from somewhere


I.Fairy was founded in April 2010 and specializes in providing big diameter (16.2mm) circle lens which gives you big eyes effect.In addition,it's high in water content (55%).The higher water contentthe more flexible the lens are,it is easier to deform in hand.Experts recommend contact lenses with high water content to those eyes are easily to get dry.

Base curve:8.6mm
Water content:55%
Replacement period:12 months
Brand name:IFairy
I got these lenses in this pretty little box along with a lens container as well.
These are how the lenses look inside the vials.
Before using them for the first time I took them out of the vials and placed them in the case with some solution for 5-6 hours.
Ok so now lets get to know how these circle lenses look when I wore them.Then I ll be moving to share my experience of the lenses with you.
Without lenses
With one lens I can see the visible enlargement
With both lenses in Flash Light
A closer view in Daylight
I like these!

I have been wearing these lenses for the past couple of weeks on an off and on basis for some 6-7 hours each session.This is the first pair of circle lenses that I am using that has a diameter of 16mm & I chose these myself as I really wanted to try out this really large diameter lenses.I am really happy with my selection as these are something so very different and they succeed in giving that doll like effect to the eyes.If you want to see the difference of diameter check out the picture above with one lens in and one out.How visible is the effect!
As I said that I have been wearing these lenses for some 6-7 hours whenever I wear them,they havent given me any irritation or redness etc.They are extremely comfortable to wear and just like usual contacts I forget after a while that I am wearing lenses.If you want your lenses to stay comfortable in your eyes for a large period the only thing you need to do is to take proper care of them and cleaning them when putting on and taking off.
As far as the color and design is concerned that is another positive thing about these lenses.I am absolutely in love with how the grey takes over my natural brown eyes.If you concentrate a bit you can see the brown of my eyes in the centre of the lens & I think the combination makes it come out beautifully.Honestly everyone who has had a look at them thought they were unique:)
These are available for $22.90.
I would definitely recommend these lenses or any other from UNIQSO if you want to dramatise your eyes because they have a really huge variety of lenses available with different diameters as well.
UNIQSO was kind enough to issue a discount code with a 10% DISCOUNTfor my lovely readers.

For more details you can also find UNIQSO on Facebook.
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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

~Review:Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis™ Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Power Pads~

Hello Lovlies,
How are you doing?
Today I am reviewing a product that can be a dream for many restless and tired eyes!Have you felt that your eyes are acting strange lately,they are puffy with some visible dark circles that take away all the freshness of the face.Then this product is the answer to your worry!
Presenting to you Elizabeth Grant Biocollasis™ Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Power Pads.
I was sent these a couple of weeks ago by the company for reviewing purposes.
Here is what I got.

Elizabeth Grant did not always have the flawless skin she has today. Damaged during the Second World War, her skin was a constant source of personal shame and embarrassment - to the point where she avoided going out in public and living her life fully.
All of that changed in 1948 when Elizabeth discovered a natural substance that was used to treat war wounds. She had it specially formulated with other ingredients and began applying it to her damaged skin. Gradually, but very noticeably, the transformation occurred. Within eight months, Elizabeth's skin had improved remarkably. She threw away the dark glasses and drooping hats that she wore whenever she went out in public...and started living again!
On the strength of her miracle blend, Torricelumn™, and her own determination and perseverance, Elizabeth evolved the company from a home-based business to a multi-million dollar global corporation. Formerly available by special order only, the Elizabeth Grant line of skin care and beauty products is now available at select retail locations in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Australia, Japan and Poland.
Aging well sometimes requires help - Biocollasis™ Complex Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Power Pads help to smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eye area, reduce the look of puffiness and make dark circles appear lighter .
The Elizabeth Grant package came with the special company insignia on the envelope.Though it was a sticker but it actually looked personalized.I had one look at the package and I knew it was ELIZABETH GRANT!
The pack contained six packs of the power pads.Each pack is meant for one time use.
The packaging of the product and the packs give the feel of luxury and refinement.Each pack is perfectly sealed to enclose and sustain the freshness of the power pads.
The Biocollasis Range from ELIZABETH GRANT is formulated specially for the skin.
"The latest in skin care innovation & science that delivers results to the most discerning woman.Advanced ingredients paired with Torricelumn treat your skin to the excellence it deserves."
When I opened the pack I found a wet pad dripping in a gel like stuff.I peeled them away from one another and there came two pads one for each eye.The pads look like this:
The pads that I have here are kind of softly sticking on my arm.Can you see that these are still damp.Infact they are quite wet actually & I must tell you these are after I have used them under my eyes for a period of over 15 minutes.I even kept them back inside the pack to reuse again because they have a lot of the gel on them.I have uptil now had five sessions of this treatment.They are very easy to use.Simply you have to stick them under your eye area where usually the eye bags are.There are how to use instructions on the back of each pack too.They come of very easily too.
My experience with the eye pads has been really good.After using them for around 5,6 times now the area around the eye feels refreshed and relaxed.I would say that even after using it for a first time I noticed that the pads gave an instant freshness and a feel good factor to me.I am a person who doesnt have major eye bags problem,but I am pretty sure it will work out even better for persons with dark circles.The gel keeps the eye area hydrated and has lasting effects on the skin.Overall I am really satisfied with the results.
I would absolutely recommend these power pads to anyone who is just free from any exams,someone who has had many sleepless nights,people having dark circles and baggy eyes & all those who want to relax :)
This Advanced Cellular Age Defense Eye Power Pads 6 pack is available for $38.
For more details,visit can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Any questions and comments are welcome.
Stay Happy Always.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

~Review:Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 in Beige 02~

Hello Dear Girls,
LIZ EARLE is a name well known and popular among people who love quality products and don't compromise going for other low cost products that may be harmful to the skin or whose results are not known.
Recently after making their name in the skincare products industry,they are starting their new venture and launching their make up range as well.
The first product from their make up range has been launched a few weeks back & it is called the Sheer Skin Tint.It is now available for purchase from today.
The PR team of Liz Earle was kind enough and sent me a sample for review.Here is what I got:
For many years our customers have been asking us to create a make up range that gives the same great results as our skincare.
Our exciting next step is everything you would want and need from make up: it really performs, works in harmony with and delivers the same dependable results as Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare and looks natural, enhancing rather than masking your skin.
Introducing Sheer Skin Tint, the natural bridge from skincare through to colour. It's rich and creamy like a foundation, yet so lightweight it glides effortlessly onto the skin, blending easily to enhance natural skin tones.
The perfect way to enhance your skin.Our rich & creamy,yet light weight formula leaves all skin types looking naturally dewy,even and radiant.With mineral UV SPF15,its enriched with our own blend of natural source Vitamin E,borage and avocado,specially selected to work in harmony with our skincare range.
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint is available in 3 shades:
Bare 01:The palest shade, this suits fair, alabaster complexions.
Beige 02:The medium shade,this suits the majority of Caucasian skin.
Beach 03: The darkest shade, this works well for suntanned, olive-toned and most Asian skin tones.
These days all the British media is raving about this new baby from Liz Earle.Lets have a look at what they are saying.I have put together this one big shot of different sources to add to the glam!

Isnt this awesome.One little tube and so much raving.Well this tube is the SHEER SKIN TINT by Liz Earle.I will now move to share my experience with you.

First of all I really like the packaging.Its an expensive looking tube,offcourse the tube doesnt come for cheap but still I am in love with the smooth tube.
Another best thing about the packaging was the sealed nosal of the tube.First of all,I thought I would open it and find some product on the nosal.But infact it was perfectly sealed like this.

When I was asked which shade I wanted I asked for the shade BEIGE.I thought this would suit me the best as it was the medium shade in the three available,neither very light nor very dark.Now I have been wearing this skin tint a couple of times weekly after it arrived and this shade absolutely suits my skin tone.Here is Sheer skin tint on my hand before and after blending.

Though Liz Earle calls it a tinted moisturizer but I would rather define it as a light coverage foundation.
The consistency of the product is thick and looks like it will leave a heavy layer on the skin.But as soon as it is blended into the skin the thin and light coverage is visible.The feel is at once very light weight.It smoothes out the skin tone.I have worn this alone as a moisturizer and also with powder on top.If you are one who loves light coverage for everyday look this is the product for you.You can wear it alone or with a powder on top to set it for a longer duration of time.If worn alone it can last around 5 hours for oily skin types like me and if with powder around 7 hours maximum.I analysed at the end that for an oily skin type person it would be better to wear it along with powder.
For persons with dry skin types this would give the perfect dewy glow that it promises to give.Though I see that glow on myself as well but as I am oily skin person I dont prefer it.I prefer a mattified look thats why I have paired it up with powder mostly.
The details,instructions to use and the shade name are also mentioned on back of the tube.

My shade Beige 02

If you want a decent coverage with that glowy/dewy finish that is so IN these days then this might be the product for you.This is available for £21 for 40ml tube.
For more details visit Liz Earle.You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.For more of my reviews on Liz Earle products click Liz Earle in the labels at the end of the post. 
Thanks for reading.
Any comments and questions are welcomed.
Stay Happy Always.


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