Saturday, October 29, 2011

~FOTD:Look using Sleek Nude Collection~

Hello Lovlies,
Yesterday I had the chance to attend Nikah ceremony of one of my very close & old pal.I am sharing with you the make up look I created for the occasion using nearly all of the products from SLEEK NUDE COLLECTION:)
So lets see what I ended up looking like.....
Products I have used:
For the face:
~Liz Earle Sheer Skin tint SPF15 in Beige( For Review Click here:)
~ DMGM Even Complexion Compact Powder in Even Beige(For Review Click here:)
~Sleek Nude Blush Suede
For the eyes:
~Diana of London Eye pencil
~ Sleek Au Natural Palette
~ Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (For Review Click here:)
~Artdeco EyeBrow Pencil 06
For the Lips:
~L'oreal Color Riche Star Secrets AISHWARYA RAI
~Sleek Pout Polish Bare Minimum
So Girls what do you say?
Would love to get feedback from you:)
Thanks,
Stay happy Always
Love
Areej

Thursday, October 27, 2011

~Review:Earthnicity Mineral Eye Shadows~

Hi Girls
Today I am doing a post about eye shadows.As you may know about me that whenever I do a look I love to emphasize the eyes rather than the lips!I love to collect all type of eye shadows whether loose,mineral or pressed etc etc.
Today's post is about  loose mineral eye shadows from Earthnicity.They are a UK based brand.I got to choose 5 full size jars of eye shadows.I chose the following shades.
~AN INTRODUCTION TO EARTHNICITY MINERAL COSMETICS~

Our mission is to produce all-natural mineral makeup for all ethnicities in accordance with our motto: "Beauty For All The Colours of The World".
Our mineral makeup formulations are original and entirely our own - we don't just slap on a label to a private label line and call it our own unlike quite a few mineral makeup companies out there. We know exactly what goes in our makeup because we make it ourselves - right here in the UK!
~WHAT EARTHNICITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THEIR MINERAL EYE SHADOWS~

Add drama to your eyes with our selection of highly-pigmented and long-lasting mineral eyeshadows.
Earthnicity mineral eyeshadows are long-lasting and highly pigmented. Use them on your eyes, cheeks or nails.
Each eyeshadow comes in a 3ml sifter jar containing approximately 1.2g of mineral powder.
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR MINERAL EYE SHADOWS~
The shades that I chose from their vast range of colors are:

~ COPPER: A bright shimmery reddish copper shade
~ LEAF: Matte leaf green color
~ DENIM: Shimmery denim blue shade
~ TARNISHED: Shimmery rich deep brown
~ LAGOON: Shimmery pale aqua
The shades came in my mail packed individually in small cute boxes with a round window at the back to see the shade.Here is the packaging of each shade.
I love the products and samples that are actually sealed.There is an excitement that I feel while ripping off the seal and opening the product for the very first time.You can well imagine how exciting these would have been!
Well after opening these there was another secondary seal to peel off :D
The jars are the usual type sifter jars.You can shake them up a little and some product will be available for use.These type of jars save the product from being wasted like accidently you tip off a jar and if this wasnt a sifter jar all the product would be gone!Though they may take a little more time handling the product but still I would go for these sifter jars for loose powder products.

Lets have a look at how the colors that I choose appear on their website:
And here are the swatches of the shades on my wrist:
These shades are single swatched and I havent used any eye shadow base or primer underneath them.Well what do you conclude.I must say that I really appreciate the pigmentation of these eye shades specially the shimmery ones.I wonder how these will come up when I have used a base beneath them!Just look at the shades LAGOON,TARNISHED,DENIM & COPPER.I must also add that these have really impressed me the most among the other mineral eye shadows that I have reviewed and swatched.As I didnt use a base they stayed around for 2-3 hours.To make them last longer it certainly is necessary to use a base before applying the shades.I am sure the matte ones would also turn out better with a base.

The price of these full size jars has been reduced from £3.99 to £1.99 for the Halloween Season.I converted them for you to PRS & they are for PRS.277 each that is really affordable.The offer ends 31st Oct midnight!
~Verdict~
They have a huge variety of mineral eye shadows and other products on their website.I would definitely recommend my readers to try these eye shades.Why not take advantage from the reduced price and grab some of those lovely shimmery shades and matte ones!
For more details visit Earthnicity.You can also find them on Facebook.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Any comments and questions are always welcome.
Stay Happy Always.
Love,
Areej

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Review:Liz Earle's Brightening Treatment Mask~

Dear Girls
How are all of you doing?The product that I am reviewing today is one that makes me feel fresh in seconds.
Yes I am not exaggerating in anyway.I am talking about Liz Earle's Bightening Treatment Mask.I received this for review from Liz Earle couple of weeks ago.
~WHAT LIZ EARLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE BRIGHTENING TREATMENT MASK~

Problem: dull, lacklustre skin.
Solution: our fast-acting ‘minute’ mask instantly revitalises. Containing stimulating camphor oil and toning witch hazel to help give your skin a natural-looking radiance.
Use in the morning or whenever a quick fix is needed.
Naturally active ingredients include aloe vera to help cool and soothe, toning witch hazel and purifying white clay.
Not suitable for sensitive skin
INSTRUCTIONS:
Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave for between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. Soak the pure muslin cloth in hand-hot water and gently wipe away residue.
Use whenever your skin needs a quick fix to leave it radiant and revitalised.
Follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
You will experience a slight tingling sensation. This is normal. However, as a common sense precaution, do not use on sensitive skin and avoid the lip and eye area.
                            How to use instructions are also present at the back of the product.
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE BRIGHTENING TREATMENT MASK~
The mask comes zipped up in a carry pouch along with a muslin cloth.The carry pouch is very practical as it can be easily packed up while travelling and going out of town.
The bottle is pump shaped that gives access to only required amount of product.You dont have to worry about squeezing extra product from the bottle


The texture of the mask is very thick and creamy and when applied to skin it completely absorbs into the skin leaving behind a cool tingling sensation until we wipe it with the muslin cloth.The scent of the mask in also very much like peppermint.Its termed as the 'minute' mask and it claims to make you feel fresh and bright in the smallest possible time.When i use this I leave it for around two minutes before cleaning off with the muslin cloth & it definitely works wonders in brightening up my skin.Its a great product to be used when you are short of time and need a quick face lift.Its also great to be used in the mornings when you need to be quick & get ready for college office etc!I finish off with the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic.
This product that I got is the 50ml starter kit that comes for £ 13.50 .The other options available are the 50ml pump/tube for £12.75 and if u want to only try a sample go for the 13ml tube & muslin cloth that is available for £5.00.
  ~Verdict~
This is another favorite of mine among the list of Liz Earle's products.They certainly give you the best of results when included in your skin care regime.I would certainly recommend this product for daily use.As you really dont need anything else once you use this brightening mask.Go ahead and invest in your skin & you will feel the difference it gives.
For more details visit Liz Earle.You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

~Review:Oriflame Hydracolor Lipstick in Summer Haze~

Hello Girls,
Today I am presenting a review on a lipstick by Oriflame.Oriflame has a vast range of lipsticks.The one I am reviewing today is from the range HYDRACOLOR lipsticks.If you want to check my review on other Oriflame range click here for Oriflame Powershine & Oriflame Colorattraction Lipstick.
Here is the lipstick that I am reviewing:
The shade that I received for review is Summer Haze:
~WHAT ORIFLAME HAS TO SAY ABOUT HYDRACOLOR LIPSTICK~
Moisturizing, sheer lipstick with incredible shine. Prevents skin damage and conditions.
Shades available: In all 8 shades- PeachTempest, Copper Stream, Coral Storm, Berry Mist, Pink Cloudburst, Crimson Torrent, Summer Haze and Bronze Rain. All are sheer shades with medium coverage.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Hydrogenated polydecene, Aqua, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Butylene glycol, Mica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, Synthetic wax, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene copolymer, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Magnesium Sulfate, Methylparaben, Silica, Hydroxyethylcellulose, BHT, Isopropyl Titanium triisostearate, +/-: CI 15850 (0.222 %), CI 77019 (1.860%), CI 77491 (0.4945), CI 77492 (0.256%), CI 77499 (0.092%), CI 77891 (10260%).


~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ORIFLAME HYDRACOLOR LIPSTICK~
I love the packaging of the lipstick.Its very elegant and compact.This lipstick comes in a blue container.
The shade of the color is mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick.
Ok so lets get to know what was my experience with this lipstick.First I am going to show you the swatch on my lips.
As the named HYDRACOLOR hints Oriflame has created this lipstick where one of the main ingrediants is water.Due to this the lipstick gives your moisturization & softness the whole time its there on your lips.This is a beautiful dull pink shade with sheen,thats why it appears that I have ended up coating it with a layer of gloss.This is a sheer lipstick that means that it doesn't give full but medium coverage.I would love to wear this for my daily routine pairing it up with a nice lip pencil.It has a staying power for about 3-4 hours.You will have to touch up after that.You can say its more like a tinted lip balm with a bit more pigment.
The price for this lipstick is Rs.790.
~Verdict~
If you are a person who doesnt like heavily made lips and are more into lip glosses and sheer lipsticks then you must try the Hydracolor range.Most of them are everyday wearable colors.As it has 8 beautiful shades to choose from there surely would be one for you.I dont see any cons in it but only one:I wish it had a bit more lasting power.Have u tried any lipsticks by Oriflame?
You can order and find more details on Oriflame's Page on Facebook.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Stay Happy Always.
Love,
Areej

Note:This is a PR Sample for review.

Monday, October 17, 2011

How It feels Like to be a SLEEK LUCKY 56 WINNER!

Hello Lovely Ladies!
How are u doing?
Well I am very happy & excited today because of the post that I am presenting today!
If you are familiar with SLEEK MAKE UP,then you may also be familiar with the contest that takes place nearly every Friday evening on their Facebook page.The 1st prize goes to the person who is the 56th one to comment & the 2nd prize goes to the lucky people who are 20th,30th,40th & 50th to comment.I tried my luck a couple of times in the contest & there one day the Lady Luck was on my side and my comment was the 50th one & so I was one of the lucky winners.


It all seemed like a dream until one morning the SLEEK MAKE UP goodies finally arrived in my mail.Oh My....I couldnt seem to hide my excitement and joy!!Here is what I had got:




These include 6 True colour lipstick shades, 4 blushers & the entire nude collection.


Details:
The Nude Collection includes:


 ~12 pretty nude eyeshadows in the form of Au Natural Palette
~ Nude Blush called Suede
~ Nude Pout Polish called Bare Minimum

The 6 True color Lipsticks I got are:
~Amped 
~Barely There
~Fuchsia
~Coral Reef
~Liqueur
~Pink Freeze
Here are the swatches for the lipsticks:
The Sleek Blushes that I got are:
~Life's A Peach
~Pomegrenate
~Flushed
~Pixie Pink
Here are the swatches for the blushers:
So Girls what do you say?
Look out for the Lucky 56 competitions next time:)May be U r the next Lucky one!!
You can find Sleek on Facebook & for more details visit www.Sleekmakeup.com.
Thanks for reading.
Stay Happy Always
Love,
Areej

Thursday, October 13, 2011

~Review: Nature's Brilliance by Sue Pomegranate Cream Lip Gloss &Mineral Eye colors~

Hello Lovlies!
Today I am doing another post about Mineral make up.These products are by NATURE'S BRILLIANCE BY SUE.I was sent these samples and products a couple of weeks ago for review.Today I am reviewing what I got:


~A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT NATURE'S BRILLIANCE BY SUE~
Sue is the Sole Proprietor of Nature's Brilliance By Sue. It is located on the East Coast in a small town in New Jersey. It was formed to help people locate products for their skin tone & skin type. Sue has dealt with multiple allergies for years and through persistance and exhaustive research has found a line of natural mineral make-up and organic skin and body care products suitable for all skin types, even those with multiple allergies. Nature's Brilliance By Sue will not sell any product that is not 100% Natural or Organic and has not been tested by the owner her self.


I was sent these products:
~Pomegrenatre Cream Lipgloss in Coral Reef
~ Full size Mineral Eye color in Orchid Brilliance
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Gold Royalty
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Royal Violets
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Sparkling Mocha
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Fuscia Fantasy
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Peach Sunset
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Strawberry Shortcake
~Sample Mineral Eye color in Aquatic
                                             Pomegrenatre Cream Lipgloss in Coral Reef
                                     Full size Mineral Eye color in Orchid Brilliance & samples
~My experience with Nature's Brilliance by Sue Cosmetics~
The Pomegrenate Cream Lipgloss:
The Pomegrenate Cream Lipgloss comes in this round screw pot which is very rare for a lipsgloss.The shade that I got was Coral Reef.Its a very Pink Red toned color.Its kind of matte on the lips and not very glossy.Its staying power is quite good i.e around 4 hours and I didnt had to re apply it once I wore it.The texture on the lips is very soft and moisturising.
Other shades available:
Prim rose
Crimson Cristmas
Flamingo
Pumpkin Pie
Mocha Latte
Chocolate Bar
Orchid in Bloom
Sunset
Bordeaux


Ingredients:
Pomegranate Butter (Pomegranate Fruit, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil), Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Glycerin (Veg.), Lecithin (Veg.), Jojoba Protein HP, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Vitamin E and Vitamin C, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Mica and Iron Oxide. 
Price: $7 for 0.30 oz
The Mineral Eye shades:
These are loose powdered mineral eye shades.Some of them are matte whereas most of them are in the satin shimmer finish that looks beautiful for night time looks.
Here are the swatched versions.They are single swatched applied on an eye shadow base to enhance their pay off and lasting power.



Most of the shimmery shades are very well pigmented.I love how the colors Gold Royalty and Sparkling Mocha turned out on the skin.The staying power of these shades is around 4-6 hours if using an eye shadow base.I mostly like the shimmer shades in these compared to the two matte ones i.e Orchid Brilliance and Aquatic.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide. Matte shades also contain Serecite.
Price: $6 each for 0.35 oz
~Verdict~
I would definitely recommend you to try a couple of their products.Compared to the quantity of product that we are offered the prices are relatively less.The products are all natural so there can be no infection or skin allergies.You can also check out the shower gels , solid perfumes, lip balms, shampoos, body lotions, soaps, sunscreens, body sprays to mineral makeup like foundation, concealer, eye shadows, lip colors and lip glosses etc.While checking out provide the code "AREEJU10" to avail a 10% discount.
For more details check out Nature's Brilliance by Sue.You can also find them on Facebook.
Thanks a lot for reading.
Stay Happy Always.
Love,
Areej


Friday, October 7, 2011

~NOTD:SpOOky Halloween~

Hey Girls
These days I have been seeing a lot of Halloween related stuff on all those make up blogs.Contests,Make up looks everything is inspired by Halloween at around this time of the year as Halloween approaches.
Though in Pakistan we dont go around doing Halloween related stuff or parties but still I think its fun to guise up as different spooky looking creatures and scare each other ;)
I did this nail art today inspired by Halloween just for fun and I am sharing it with you guys.
What do you think?



                                                              I like these 2 the best :D

So girls do you like it.
Do leave comments if you do.
Thanks:)
Love
Areej

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

~Review:Liz Earle's Gentle Face Exfoliator~

Hello Lovlies,
How are you doing?
Today I have another product all set for review belonging to my favourite skincare line.Yes you are very right.Its a Liz Earle product.I received the Liz Earle's Gentle Face Exfoliator in my mail couple of weeks ago for review purposes.
Here is what I got.


~WHAT LIZ EARLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT GENTLE FACE EXFOLIATOR~

Problem: blocked pores, blackheads, congested or flaky skin.Solution: gently exfoliate to buff away dead skin cells and impurities for smoother, clearer skin. Containing purifying eucalyptus, softening cocoa butter and fine jojoba beads.
~WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LIZ EARLE GENTLE FACE EXFOLIATOR~ 
The face exfoliator came wrapped in the usual Liz Earle wrapping style.The wrapping sheet along with the Liz Earle sticker on top.The handwritten note along with the product adds the beauty to each Liz Earle parcel.
At the first glance the face exfoliator closely resembles the HOT CLOTH CLEANSE AND POLISH Cleanser.Its pump shaped bottle is exactly like this exfoliator's pump bottle.Though this is the first exfoliator that I have seen coming in this shape.Usually face exfoliators and scrubs come in those long squeeze tubes.But this type insures any accidental spills etc.


I used this exfoliator every twice to thrice on a weekly basis after the cleanse & polish cleanser because it is instructed that we apply the exfoliator after the cleanser followed by the toner and moisturiser.
The texture of the face exfoliator is thick and creamy with the tiny jojoba beads hidden inside.We actually cant see the beads but can feel them once we start to work the exfoliator on the skin.Generally while using exfoliators or scrubs its instructed to work the scrub into a lather with the help of some water but with this Liz Earle exfoliator there is no instruction to use water.Simply I massaged the exfoliator onto the skin in small circular motions.


The scent of the exfoliator is very tingly just like a spearmint gum.It actually refreshens the mind and the senses giving an all over refreshing effect.
After using the exfoliator the skin feels cleaned and even.The dead skin cells and the impurities clogged in the pores are buffed away leaving behind a smooth and brighter layer of skin.This exfoliator has also received an award:


This 70ml pump is available for ₤13.00.If you want to try the product you have two other options.You can also get the 50ml tube for ₤9.25 & another 15ml tube for ₤5.
~Verdict~
Totally recommended as none of the Liz Earle products have disappointed me uptil now.They are just fabulous with all the natural ingrediants helping your skin get better after every use.
If you want to check my other reviews on Liz Earle products click the Liz Earle tab at the bottom of the post.
For further details visit Liz Earle here.You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.

Thanks for reading.
Any questions and queries are welcomed!
Stay happy always.
Love,
Areej

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