Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Attiqa Odho Lipsticks - Poetic AP14, Pampered AP7, Peaceful AP1, Pleasure AP8 - Review & Swatches



Today, again with my lovely Brand, “Attiqa Odho”.  Today I am going to review their Lipstick range. 

Her Lipsticks collection is mixed. They have matte, semi matte, glossy, sheen and glitter one.  Today I am going to review 4 different lipsticks with different ranges.




Poetic – AP 14: 
This color is my favorite one. It’s a perfect rosy plum color from their glossy range. Glides easily over your lips. Highly pigmented, one swipe is enough to gives you a full coverage.  Staying power is 6 hours. The glossy effect can fade after some time but the color stay longer and longer over your lips.  This color is very INN now days, you can wear this color best with white chicken karri or some yellow mellows lawn dresses. J

Pampered – AP7
Oh boy, this one is a best treat for nude color lover. A perfect nude color with pink undertone along with specks of glitters….. o la la …. Its texture is Semi Matte. Staying power is more than 8 hours… Yes. Best to compliments this color with Smokey eyes or with winged eyeliner. It’s a daily wear color. J

Peaceful – AP1
This color is very cozy color. It’s a perfect bringer color.  It’s a glossy sheen color. You need to put some extra effort to get the exact color. This lipstick is little sticky may be due to color… I don’t know.  This is a perfect shade to use in winter and mid - summer season.  This color is also INN internationally so get one for you before it runs out. 

Pleasure – AP8
Exact color is nude; Texture is Semi Matte with Sheen.  Easily glides on your lips. Staying power is more than 6 hours.  A daily wearable color; especially for college students.  It can be paired with somkey eyes.  Its sheen gives a pop up looks.

Conclusion:  All lipsticks has a nice formula. All lipsticks are Non sticky, non creasy. Easily glides on lips. Gives a perfect pout look. Pigmentation is amazing. Highly recommended J





Product sent for test & reviews purpose.  I write this review by myself for public awareness, i applied products, used them and done a complete market research by myself. Nobody pay me any single penny for this, so my point of views are honest and unbiased.


 I am open for discussion and would love to talk more about any single point. So please share your views/points, i would love to answer J

Friday, 2 December 2016

The First Ever Oriflame Bloggers Meet-up - Fulfill Dreams with Oriflame






Oriflame is not a new name in beauty industry.  I remember few years back they started their setup in Pakistan. Let me tell you something about them first.

It’s a Swedish cosmetic company. As I already worked in Swedish company so I knew their norms, working environment and passion towards their brand quality and promotions.  J

So far, these people are following the consultant system to promote their brands/products.  Like their products are not easily available on any leading store BUT they are really very easily available through their representatives (consultants channel) Network and online too.   They have their head office in Lahore. You can easily call to their any registered consultant and can check, test products at your home and can also take a complete guideline about skin, makeup hair care or any beauty related issue.  These people are educated and well trained about beauty and selling channels. 

These people have a proper designed professional networking system for business.  If you wants to join them as an consultant to earn money, call them they will guide you, train you and facilitate you that how you can earn money without spending any single penny and get rewarded by just putting some extra efforts to run a beauty business.  J Isnt it amazing J



The set up was amazing and Mr. Sufyan Explaining about Oriflame and its brand myth

Okay let come to the main point, apart from consultant channels, they also have a fully trained professional teams followed by international corporate rules.

Recently, their Marketing team tame up to call all bloggers for a beauty treat.  They invited all beauty bloggers to join their hands.  They called it “Fulfill Dreams with Oriflame.  Main purpose for this event was a brief intro of the Oriflame as a Cosmetic Company in which they shared their future strategies to promote their brand and some intro about their upcoming products.

Bloggers Cherishing 

They set some amazing Oriflame products on each table for testing and also set a makeup station so that bloggers can do some makeovers by using their products.  J

The most humbled Oriflame Marketing team <3 


Over all, my experienced with this new Marketing Team was amazing, they are very professional, dedicated and now taking this brand on a serious note as an individual “BRAND” or “Cosmetic Company”.  Credit goes to Mr. Sufyan H. Siddiqi, Ms. Gul Afshan and Mr. Fahad Ali. You guys Rock. Bravo!


Looking forward more professional and amazing steps from you guys. Best of Luck J

Last not the least let me share with you some Beautiful glimps of this meetup  J
Bloggers trying makeup


same crime partner Husna  


Charming lady Ayesha Naveed

the Boho lady Anam Rana

trying to Sharping my knifes for makeover

Me with bae <3

Me with the most down to earth lady Gul Afshan 
(and yes along with very heavy goody bag too)



TA DA  Goody bags for bloggers <3


United we stand <3

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Brand "Kaltoor", A Lady introduced hand crafted shoe brand for Pakistani Cinderellas






A women with good shoes is never ugly, “Coco Chanel”

If you want to know about any person, you can judge any person how they dressed up especially pair of shoes can reflect their taste of choice.  I have a big crush on shoes. I used to work in shoes company and I must say I knew the all technical aspects of shoes. J

I am a big shoe lover and when I bought a pair of shoes I feel that I got new baby, and I seriously want that this specific pair of shoes to become a part of my life. Now a days its really very annoying that the shoes quality is going down day by day. I don’t know where we are lacking in this shoe industry, either they are dishonest, and just focusing on short cut to earn money without focusing the quality or maybe we are becoming careless and least bother if anything is going wrong we just start ignoring and have confidence that OKAY, we have enough money to buy another pair of shoes…. :/ 

Another problem which I am facing is that I always failed to get some good pair of shoes of my size… the pair I selected doesn’t suits me or they don’t have my size.  These major issues won’t allow me to buy some good & pretty shoes for myself. So I must say I am an abnormal feet person, who is always looking something for feet to look pretty and of course comfortable too L

But after ages, I found “Kaltoor”, the girl behind this brand is truly very honest, dedicated and passionate about her brand and she is very touchy about the product quality.  Rabia , will gives you time and allow you to select pattern and color.  Moreover, she will also guide you how measure your foot size.  Measuring size is not a big deal for her, she has a complete guide chart, and again she personally guide you how you can measure your size even you have swollen feet.



Rabia Naseer, Who is Rabia??? You must be wondering.  Let me tell you the whole story J  I was exploring the face book, (as usual) and found a brand, its name just give me a spark. I immediately start stalking that brand page.  Its name is “Kaltoor” well quite unique and different name the second thing attract me that they have the very different and unique variety of “Pewhawari” . We all knew Peshawari fame and we just found this traditional beauty in typical pure leather with heavy sole for Men.  But I just got amazed that Kaltoor are giving opportunity to all female fashion lover that they can wear “Peshawari Chappal” also according to their choice… yea you read it right, they are offering custom made shoes and can customize shoes according to your foot size, color and pattern. J

Here, I am going to share with you little bit about brand “Kaltoor”!  Kaltoor is a Pashto word and it means “Culture”.  The Owner Rabia, herself belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, so her basically aim was to promote her tradition with the twist of class and fashion.  Now a days everybody is following international trends, and running some odd shoes brands knowing the fact that those shoes won’t give them comfort and their life is as short as one season. Yes, I also experienced this, that I bought many shoes from different brands and feel that after two or three months, you won’t be able to wear those shoes.  They either torn from different side or become D-shaped.



Initially they are doing business online and pre-order basis, just because they feel that customer satisfaction is more important than making money.  They are mainly focusing quality, comfort, style and customization.  As they are from the Pathan family, they knew the pros and cons of these Peshawari shoes.  They personally look after all productions, and plus point is that they are making “hand crafted” shoes.  They have very hardworking and passionate team who just knew that they are born to craft the perfect shoes for their lovely clients neatly and pour all comfort in attaching the PU sole with inner sole.  Other than Peshawari they are also dealing in Kolapuris, pump shoes and sandals. 

Their shoes are as strong as solid Iron and as light as feather.  Best for all working females, universities students and people like me who love fashion but wont compromise on comfort. <3

Highly recommended.   


You can get their updates from their face book page  and on their Instagram account too.  You can also placed order by calling this number:  Phone No: 0340-8871753





 I write this review by myself for public awareness, i applied products, used them and done a complete market research by myself. Nobody pay me any single penny for this, so my point of views are honest and unbiased.

 I am open for discussion and would love to talk more about any single point. So please share your views/points, i would love to answer :)




Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Cocoa Butter Cream Body Scrub by The Body Shop - Review

We already discussed how The Body shop celebrated "Mother's Day" with bloggers and all bloggers were allowed to pamper their mom  on this beautiful day.  On that special day i have picked some yummy beauty babies for me & my sisters.  Today i am going to do a review about their Cocoa Butter Cream Body Scrub.


Let me confess with you, YES! i am a big crazy fan of cocoa and my second option is scrub. I was looking some body scrub for myself so after looking a huge range i suddenly found my dreamy cocoa butter with addition of scrub in shelf i immediately picked this beauty baby without wasting a single micro second.

Lets talk about packaging: The body shop usual packaging, in big plastic round clear jar with brown lid. It contain 200 ml 6.7 OX  (192g) product.

When you open the cap, Oh man, you just indulge yourself heavenly smell of Cocoa .... The cream consistency is quite think and it contain balanced grounded walnuts granules into it which is quite visible too.

I have combination oily skin, and in summers, my skin turned dark & greasy.  After using any oil free face washer over my face and body shower over my body my skin becomes dry... So this is the main reason i picked this to try over my skin especially on my face neck, arms and feet. My arms are quite darker than my face and other body skin. So my main problematic area is arms, hands & feet.

In winters my skin becomes dry and PATCHY, i feel lets try it again in this season to check the product effects. Well again it WONT disappoint me. Works great again now a days (though in Lahore we have a very unpredictable weather)


Though the Cocoa butter cream body scrub is very very creamy, but its highly recommended to all please first you have to damp your skin than apply the buttery scrub on your skin and gently message for atleast 2 minutes and rinse your skin with plain tap water. As it contains the walnut granules so better to check how much time your skin can bare the message. This is the best way to exfoliate your skin perfectly.

After washing my skin, i found that my skin becomes soft, smooth and its color tone is changing too like becoming lighter. yaaaaaa  As it's "The body shop" cocoa butter so definitely it contains different oils, which wont allow your skin to become dry or patchy. :)

Fruit of Thoughts:


  • This Cocoa Butter contain scrub so its  Exfoliate also that's why i am using it twice in a week. 
  • Message Timing:   As an expert tip, its recommended that for oily skin do a message for 3 minutes and for dry skin only for 2 minutes.
  • Works great in all seasons.
  • Before using any skin care products, kindly try it on a small patch of your skin, to avoid for any skin problem.




Product received as a gift and also for reviews purpose.  I write this review by myself for public awareness, i applied products, used them and done a complete market research by myself. Nobody pay me any single penny for this, so my point of views are honest and unbiased.


 I am open for discussion and would love to talk more about any single point. So please share your views/points, i would love to answer :)



Friday, 11 November 2016

Gems of Pakistan - Ms. Mehwesh Faisal, An entrepreneur and a Breast Cancer Warrior



Here I am again with another episode of Gems of Pakistan.  I and Mehwesh met 2 years back at Sahir Lodhi’s Project (which is closed now, unfortunately) but at that project I found some really good and loving people. Mehwesh is running her own salon in Gulberg, Lahore with the name of Mehwesh & Rahila (both are real good friends also)

When I visited her few months back, I have come to know that she is a true Breast CANCER Fighter…. Oh ma God.   I immediately plan to do a special interview with her for my blog. As I found her very strong, composed, energetic and full of passion lady.  Let me sum-up, beauty with brain, a true fighter and have passion to add values being a female in society.

I have conducted this interview with her just because to give some awarance about Breast Cancer patient, sharing her experience, views, problems she faced, treatments and cure.

Here is my some chit chat with Her J





Full name 
Ms. Mehwesh Faisal

Job,
An entrepreneur/Certified Professional Makeup Artist.  

 Family, (Life as a daughter, Wife, Mother & working lady)
My life is quite happening, I have my salon and then home, though it gets exhausting by the end of the day, I still love every bit of it.


Life as a Cancer fighter:  
Cancer has brought many positive changes in my life.  I have started being happier and feel much stronger.  I cherish even the smallest of joys now because I have seen the worst of all. I have stopped letting depression conquer my brain, as now I have come to know the true value of life and its certainly not worthy of wasting it in depression, anxiety or stress.
When I first went to Shaukat Khanum, I was not scared I had my hair open and was free of all worries of being into any trail as I thought it was just a regular lump nothing serious! But when my doctor diagnosed that its Cancer I  got pale like a leaf, could see death hanging before me.  Looked at my husband who was also shocked. My doctor explained everything and directed me with the best of treatments. I went home with a confidence that I would kill this disease with my will power and I did.

Went through 2 back to back surgeries; followed by chemotherapy sessions and ended at radiation therapy. I cried when I lost my long beautiful hair which everyone used to praise, my body was like an ugly balloon, my nails became black, my eyes lost their vision 60% with no eyelashes and eyebrows! I was sleepless, restless and felt a fire burning inside my body because of heavy medicines.   I lost my smile and words.  I used to look out my room window and remember the times when I was happy and radiant! I lost my patience during many times but with the support of my family.  I am thankful to my loving husband and dearest friends, who prayed for me, bucked me up, and were patience with me despite of my awful mood swings critical conditions.  They acted as a major confidence booster and I always regained my strength.    But it was all worth when you get a life out of this suffering. I remember my last treatment day at SKM.  I held my head, straightened my shoulders and walked past its corridors like a warrior.




At the end of the day the good news is that the worst condition I went through was temporary and I got a beautiful healthy and happy life ahead,  Alhamdullilah. 

People say different things about cancer but I am telling you its curable.  Its not a death slogan anymore. We should all be very cautious about health and get our tests done at least once in a year as our loved ones need us and we need to live too :)



Passion, 
Makeup!

Being a social person you Like/dislike in people:
People who spread positive vibes attract me, suffering cancer has made me realize that the world is filled with people with negative thinking and there are very few who stand up against the hurdles put in way by life.

What you likes the most in makeup? Any specific product/brand?
My life revolves around makeup.  It enhances your features and makes you confident. However I don’t advise on caking your face with it, keep it real girls!
As far as my favourite brand is concerned I choose Mac and Kryolan over every other brand.

Share with us your 5 must have beauty products (with brand)
My top 5 most loved, always in bag, products are;
1. Eveline white Prestige 4D BB cream (just a few drops will do wonders)
2. Essence apple cheeks powder
3. Maybelline colossal kajal 
4. Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara (apply thickly from roots and see how the magic begins ;)
5. Clinique chubby stick baby tint for the fullness of lips.

Are you a shopaholic? 
Shopping in undoubtedly the best therapy, but its exhausting and tiring for me which outweighs its advantages. I just shop when I desperately need something. Yeah I m breaking the stereotypes! :)

Favorite fashion/Attire:
I don’t have any favorite attire or fashion.  If you know how to carry it, its made for you. Simplicity is the word best suitable for me.

Worst fashion:
I personally dislike women wearing revealing clothes, I believe the more modest your outwear is, the more respect you will gain both in the world and hereafter.

Food preferences:
Low fat Low calorie diet is my preference, although if my dietitian allows I would die eating cheese steak and cheese cake

Music preferences/Favorite singer
Ghazals, qawalis are my soul mates. My most wanted singers are Mehdi Hassan, Farida Bano, Atta ullah Eisa, Jagjit singh and Atif Aslam.

Inspiration:
Beautician Mussarat Misbah is my teacher and inspiration. 

Strength /Weakness
My husband is my greatest strength, because of him I have fought with every battle strongly and my kids are my weakness, they represent me and a part of my being.

Biggest achievement:
My biggest achievement is the strength, love, respect and patience I gained after fighting cancer

Biggest failure/reason / what’s you learn from that.
There’s always another side of the picture, despite of being the fighter, a survivor, and a makeup artist who’s always on toes working and smiling.  The energy and health that I have lost is my biggest failure.  Every day for me is a continuous fight with the weakness and low energy. So ladies please look after yourselves, have regular medical checkups, visit beauty salons and feel beautiful, cherish this time.  Health is truly the wealth!

I am nothing without_______________________ (Complete the sentence)
First and foremost Allah, followed by my family and parents

Sharing is Caring:
Sharing is Sunnah and sharing smile, giving hand to the needy and loving them are the best feelings

Special Tip to become a successful human/professional.
Believe in yourself and if you fail, don’t give up, keep trying you will succeed one day!

Piece of advise:
Have faith in Allah Almighty and trust your abilities.  Laugh a lot and spend time with your family as much as possible. 

  
She is truly an inspiration for all females who think that life never gives them anything.  She diagnosed Cancer in 2010.

Mehwesh, herself playing a very positive role in our society.  She has the ability to balance out life as a loving daughter, wife, caring mother and an inspirational business lady.

She is such a beautiful soul, with full of energy to fight with all odds and has passion to move on. I truly love her with my core of heart and have a lot of respect for her health, life and passion J

Lots of love and prayers for Mehwesh. Stay blessed my love 













Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Nature Charms - Sandalwood & Rose Deep cleansing Dough and Apple & Rose Daily Clarifying Toner - Review & pictures



I am seriously not into skin care regimen as i am too lazy to follow some steps before going to bed except washing my face. But here is a big fat YES for ME for all ORGANIC & NATURAL products. I am totally in love all kinds of organic products :) I badly missing for those Nani's and Daddi's wala totkas in my real life..... :/ I feel those people were very simple people they just relaying whatever available in kitchen or freshly grown in the garden, that's why their skin and life was flawless. :)

Today, i am just recalling those childhood memories as i get a parcel full of natural and organic products. today i am going to review their two best selling brands.

Here is a small introduction of the company:



Nature Charms:

We at nature charms  believe that the beauty and body care products you use are as important as the food you eat.  they should be handmade and personalized to match your individual needs.  commercially mass produced beauty & body care products have moved away from "personal care" products to being "personally destructive" silent killers with synthetic, toxic ingredients.

the  product we create at nature charms are 100% natural made from valuable plants, oils and fruits.  these valuable gifts of nature are packed with magical properties to enhance and care for your beauty with their miraculous ability to nourish, heal and transform.  
Nature charms specially formulated blends and recipes provide pure, rich minerals and vitamins best suited fro your particular skin type.  skin responds happily to these nutritious foods and you notice visible change within days.


You can get all updates and product information through their face book page "Nature Charms"

Sandalwood & Rose Deep cleansing Dough



Packaging:  OMG, just very simple, and very different and pretty.... <3  Simple plastic round box wrapped in beautiful Net fabric with Golden bow, with hand written tag. <3

Texture: As they mentioned its a mixture of Sandalwood & Rose with different multi organic ingredients so that's why its in a dough form,



What Company claim about this:

The company claim that it is the Soap Replacement Formula, best for everyday use. Everybody knows that now a days how companies are making soaps and face washes. they must contain some chemicals which are defiantly harmful for skin, but as every body is running in this media trial race so nobody bother that by the passage of time these artificial and chemical fuller products create problems later.




Sandalwood & Rose Deep Cleansing Dough is a perfect replacement of SOAP, as it is 100% Organic, special formulation of active herbs of Neem, Rose, & Mint that remove dirt and toxins from not only the skin surface but also the deeper layers of skin. Sandalwood is one of the best clear skin ingredients that sooth harsh sunburns and clear skin tanning to get naturally clear skin and a "Healthy Glow".  The toning effect of sandalwood helps in shrinking  skin pores that provides an even skin texture baby skin softness and prevent sagging and aging skin.
Sandalwood is ideal for pimple and acne treatment as the powerful antibacterial properties of sandalwood work effectively in fighting the bacteria and fungi and prevents the breakout of pimples and acne.



How to Use it:
Take a small amount of dough and apply this on your damp face. Message it softly all over your face for 2 minutes and wash your face with simple plain tap water! Voila! it just gives instantly glow.




Apple & Rose Daily Clarifying toner



Toner, is the main product for any skin care regimen, it works magically and gives you 100% results, but what if you are going to use a Natural Toner, definitely the result would be something bombastic.

Toners equally works great for all skin type especially for oily, or blemish-prone skin as its ingredients help to repair skin's surface, make skin feel smoother, reduce pores, and contain cell-communicating ingredients that help train pores to handle excess oil in a more efficient manner.




Nature Charms 100% organic Apple & rose daily clarifying toner is made from pure, natural extracts of apple which is rich in vitamins A, B and C along with melacic acid and carotene.  Active herbs like rose Mary & Lemongrass provide a toning and astringent affect, Rose give calming relief whilst cleansing gently.
It also detoxify skin cells, restore the skin PH Balance.  Hydrate skin without drying and give the nourishment 


How to Use it:

After cleansing take some drops of toner pour into cotton ball and slide it all over your face, gently, leave it for 15 minutes than rinse your face with simple tap water.



Final Verdict:

I have oily, acne and sensitive skin, Nature Charms, develop these two products according to my skin type.  Both products works great i havn't faced any allergy or problem with these natural beauty babies.  I am using both in morning and especially before going to bed.  Let me tell you one thing, these are natural and herbal products, it works gradually, and give results after 2-3 weeks.  Why, as first they start to fix the problem, like balancing the skin PH level, removes all impurities and after that they start working and giving your bombastic results.


I found both products (without any doubt) AMAZING.

Why i am giving alot of space to these people because these people are very friendly, open for discussion, accept the critics, give space to you for your choices and add values by making products according to your skin, hair type.


Its a humble request to all please please please stop dreaming for overnight beauty as it wont last, better to use some herbal and reliable products which results would be late but last longer and good. :)

Beauty is skin deep, what we can do is just to try to enhance and polish by following some simple rules with some natural products.

Stay beautiful, stay Happy.



Products sent for test & reviews purpose.  I write this review by myself for public awareness, i applied products, used them and done a complete market research by myself. Nobody pay me any single penny for this, so my point of views are honest and unbiased.



 I am open for discussion and would love to talk more about any single point. So please share your views/points, i would love to answer :)

Sunday, 25 September 2016

L.A. Girl Lip Glazed Lip Paint – Babydoll - Review & Swatch


Yes I am a big fan of lipsticks; and my new crush is Liquid lipsticks, currently, I am in a phase to trying almost all kinds of liquid lipsticks with matte and glossy finish.

Recently I picked some stuff from L.A. Girls, and I picked one of their most amazing and lovely product Lip Glazed – Lip Paint in Babydoll.

On initial level I just picked one shade as I was not sure about the product, but definitely I was curious due to some internet hypes 



Packaging:  It comes in a soft tube. Each tube contain 0.40fl oz/12 ml


Texture: Comes in Liquid and the liquid consistency is medium



My Experience:
This is my first pick form the L.A girl, I basically wants a different shade other than PINK & RED.  Keeping this in my mind I have selected Babydoll as I feel that it MUST be something different and Unique shade (as per shade they shown in their shade card). 
But in reality the color is totally different from the picture (shade card). But But But, what I found is totally worthy. Yes its an amazing beautiful UNIQUE Color; Yes it’s a “A Perfect Fuchsia” . I am totally in love with this color, and to be honestly I wasn’t expecting something out of this world, but this paint really amazed me.  The pigmentation is amazing.  This is opaque, smooth, buttery and Yummy. J  When you apply this you will feel something tingling of minty flavor, but its stay only for 1 minute and also bearable too.  As It’s a liquid and glossy so its staying power is going fading when you will start eating or drinking. Yes, it leaves marks on glass etc, obviously it’s a glossy baby.  When the gloss start fading the exact shade works like a lip stain and will stay over your lips more than 6 hours. Another plus point is it won’t dry your lips.




This color is unique so you can wear this shade when you want to give a bombshell looks. 



The tube has a slanted top with big hole, and texture is liquid so its not easy to apply it directly over the lips, definitely you need a lip brush for exact and correct application.  Though its not a running or bleeding but on a safer side, please draw your lips with some nude lip liner for any unexpected mess. 


Overall, I am totally in love this new L.A. Girl Lip Glazed Lip Paint, would love to try their other shades too.

You can buy this from their face book page or also easily available on all online leading stores.




I write this review by myself for public awareness, i applied products, used them and done a complete market research by myself. Nobody pay me any single penny for this, so my point of views are honest and unbiased.

 I am open for discussion and would love to talk more about any single point. So please share your views/points, i would love to answer :)