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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Monday, May 5, 2014

~Review: Princess Pinky Eclipse Series Green lenses @ Pinky Paradise~

This is not the first time I am reviewing circle lenses.Its been several times I reviewed a pair of circle lenses.But these circle lenses are special as they are the first ones being launched by the Pinky Paradise store itself.I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of review.
I ordered the green ones out of the 6 available shades.

This gorgeous series enlarges your eyes with a shimmering layer of color around the iris giving you instant dolly look and glowing eye just like an eclipse. They come in six colors, brown,pinkvioletbluegreen and grey.
These lenses reached me around 7 days after these were shipped from Malaysia.The glass vials that contained the lenses were wrapped up in foam be kept safe on their long journey.

DIAMETER: 14.5mm
Validity:1 year

Along came a lovely container with elephant shaped lids on it that I loved.I broke the safety seals and placed them in the containers after filling them with lens solution.Be really careful while going through this process as the sides of the seal are really sharp.

They are a very pretty green.
Soak them in solution for couple of hours before wearing them.

Its been quite a while since I opted for green lenses.Usually I love grey and hazel because they suit me a lot.But when I got the option to choose a shade from the eclipse series I wanted something new!So I ordered green ones.I didnt knew if they would look good on me or not.But luckily they did.The black inner circle merges into the brown color of my iris and the outer black line also doesn't seem very harsh when the lenses are worn.Overall they look pretty decent to me.
The comfort level of these lenses is also 100%.As they are a new product by Pinky Paradise itself I was fearing that they wouldn't do very well.But no,Pinky Paradise thumbs up for your launch.They are very comfortable to wear and didn't irritate me once even in a period of 7-8 hours.Also they dont cause dryness.
As the circle lenses are known for the enlargement '' Dolly eyed '' effect these also increase the size of the iris .I have used circle lenses upto 16 mm diameter that give maximum enlargement.These ones are in the mid neither very fake looking neither real.These are good for everyday make up looks and also specialized character ones.Yes they do give the Dolly eye effect to the eye.


If you want your lenses to last longer special care should be taken while cleaning and taking off the lenses.Sometimes I am too tired to take out the lens and clean it properly.This is not a good thing.
Overall I am totally loving these new lenses and looking forward to wearing them in summers.Green lenses for spring and summers:The thought gives me a splash of freshness.
They are available with and without prescription too.
These are for $28.90 at Pinky Paradise
You can visit Pinky Paradise here & on Facebook you can find them here
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