Monday, 21 January 2013

Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways

hello i am going to introduce you to my newly acquired possession Benefit Sexy Little Stowaways - Bestsellers for Jetsetters
i had been planning on getting some of the benefit things but couldn't make up my mind about which one to try first then i came across this little beauty box which includes great mix of the benefits bestsellers in sample size's so i thought why not try benefit in a budget friendly way and get a chance to try out a little of everything.i am really excited about trying out this set and finding new products that i can buy full sizes of.

Beauty Unleashed made it possible for me to get my hands on this sexy set.Beauty Unleashed is a Facebook Based Online Store, they deal in Branded Makeup and Accessorise.they claim to provide their customers best possible services and products at lowest possible prices.My shopping Experience with this store was very good, they replied to my mails and messages promptly and i was quite impressed with their timely service and delivery.this was my first shopping experience with this store but it won't be the last.
so lets have a look at the little sexy set.

Benefit Sexy Little Stoaways

Benefit Sexy Little Stoaways

Benefit Sexy Little Stoaways

the set includes

  • it’s potent! brightening eye cream to fade dark circles, 3.0g Net wt. 0.1 oz
  • the POREfessional PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores, 7.5 mL, 0.25 US fl oz.
  • hoola bronzing powder, 3.0g Net wt. 0.1 oz.
  • BADgal lash mascara, 4.0g Net wt. 0.14 oz.
  • stay don’t stray stay-put primer for concealers & eyeshadows, 2.5 mL, 0.08 US fl oz.
  • ooh la lift instant under-eye brightening boost, 2.5 mL, 0.08 US fl oz.
  • chachatint mango-tinted lip & cheek stain, 2.5 mL, 0.08 US fl oz.
  • sun beam golden bronze complexion highlighter 2.5 mL, 0.08 US fl oz.
  • bella bamba a 3D brightening pink face powder, 3.0g Net wt. 0.1 oz.
  • “that gal” brightening face primer, 7.5 mL, 0.25 US fl oz.

    i have compared the products with some other products so u might have a better idea of the sizes of all the things
    Benefit Sexy Little Stoaways
    Porefessional & That Gal Primer

    It's Potent Eye Cream

    Bad Gal Lash Mascara
    Bella Bamba Face Powder & Hoola Bronzing Powder
    Bella Bamba Face Powder & Hoola Bronzing Powder

    the sizes of the products are very small as these are sample sizes they won't last for a long time but if you are new to benefit than this set is a must try. it has everything that prime, perfect and perk-up your complexion. These go-anywhere goodies are perfectly sized to take on any trip!
    you can get this set from Beauty Unleashed on facebook or from Benefit's website.


    Price          34$ , PKR 4150

    do tell me if you want me to review the whole set or products individually.TC

    Friday, 18 January 2013

    EOTD - Green Smoky

    Hello! makeup lovers here is another eyes of the day post.have a look and drop in your comments and suggestions.

    Products Used

    • Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
    • Rivaj Uk 18 Color Eyeshadow Palette
    • The Body Shop Crabon Eye Definer Black
    • The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer
    • Essence Blackest Black Multiaction Mascara
    • Essenec Circus Circus Highlighter Powder
    • Indian Black Kajal

    hope you like it :)

    Wednesday, 16 January 2013

    MUA Lipstick Shade 11 & 16 - Review & Swatches

    Helloo i am going to do a review on MUA lipsticks.MUA lipsticks are raved about many bloggers so i thought to give them a try. keep on reading to find out my experience with these lipsticks

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) & 11

    According to MUA


    Girls, there is nothing better than lipstick. Apart from maybe lipstick that costs just £1! Ok definitely lipstick that costs just £1. Don't say we're not good to you. Our amazing lipsticks come in 16 shades from red to pink and nude and are packed full of pigmentation. With just one swipe you'll have fantastic colour pay off resulting in gorgeous lips! Why not pick a shade you've not tried before and get a new look? It is just £1 after all...did we already mention that?

    My thought

    the fact that these lipsticks cost such a wee amount of money is amazing so if you go wrong with a shade it won't be a burden on your pocket.the lipstick comes in a black colored plastic packaging which does not look cheap if you consider the price tag.The packaging is bit flimsy though, and the lids won't hold tight but this is not a high end branded lipstick right? the colored bottom of the lipstick is remove able, unscrewing it would reveal a pot of some extra lipstick. the colored bottom idea makes it very convenient to pick up the shade you want from your stash.
    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 & 11 - Swatched (multiple swipes)
    from my experience i have found both the lipstick differ in color pigmentation and payoff

    MUA Shade 11

    shade 11 is warm pink toned nude and its my favourite shade of the two, it is everyday wearable kind of shade.the formula is creamy and sheer on application, it actually feels like a lip butter on the lips and its moisturising as well, with just one swipe it gives a pretty natural pink color to the lips and yes the color is buildable.As the lipstick is sheer it stays for two hours on me and fades evenly.i really like the vanilla scent of lipstick but once applied the scent slowly disappears.

    MUA Lipstick Shade 11 - Single Swipe

    MUA Lipstick Shade 11 - Applied

    MUA Shade 16 (Nectar)

    well to be honest i am regretting buying this shade.MUA lipstick shade 16 is named Nectar,the lipstick bullet looks neon orange but on application its a sheer peachy orange shade.the color doesn't compliment my fair to medium skin tone at all, i think the color is not meant for Asian skin tones it would rather suit more paler or darker skin tones.moreover it's nothing like the shade 11, the texture is pretty dry,it settles into the fine lines of the lips and emphasise any dry flakes.the application is uneven but buildable after multiple really bothers me how these lipsticks are from same range yet so different.well good thing is its just for £1 so you can not complain with such price tag .but still i couldn't throw it away in my stash not getting any use out of i thought of a way to make it use able.

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Single Swipe

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied

    there is another thing i am not liking, which is MUA love hearts lip balm" Great lips".well its not that it didn't work for me, it certainly is a great lip balm but i didn't like the color it's kind of a nude color which makes me look dead.

    so i found a way to use both of them.i apply a single coat of mua nectar than with my finger i apply great lips over gives a really pretty nude color to my lips which doesn't make me look dead or washed out..and i also use this over my body shop strawberry born lippy to add a hint of peachy pink color.

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied under the MUA Love Hearts Lip Balm " Great Lips"

    MUA Lipstick Shade 16 (Nectar) - Applied over The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy Balm

    this experience was kinda love or hate for me but i would love to venture into other shades by MUA.because for just £1 these lipstick are worth the shot

    i would rate them 3.5/5


    • Incredibly inexpensive
    • Creamy and sheer formula
    • Pretty colors
    • Buildable application
    • Some extra lipstick
    • Sweet vanilla scent


    • Pigmentation varies from color to color
    • Some colors could be a bit dry
    • Uneven application

    Price    £1 , PKR 200

    did you try MUA lipsticks? do share your experience

    Thursday, 10 January 2013

    NOTD - I Love Me

    I Love Myself The Way I Am, There’s Nothing I Need To Change.
    I’ll Always Be The Perfect Me, There’s Nothing To Rearrange.
    I’m Beautiful And Capable, Of Being The Best Me I Can.
    And I Love Myself, Just The Way I Am.

    I Love You The Way You Are, There’s Nothing You Need To Do.
    When I Feel The Love Inside, It’s Easy To Love You.
    Behind Your Fears, Your Rage And Tears, I See Your Shining Star.
    And I Love You, Just The Way Your Are.

    I Love The World The Way It Is, Cause I Can Clearly See.
    That All The Things I Judge Are Done, By People Just Like Me.
    So ‘Til The Birth Of Peace On Earth, That Only Love Can Bring.
    I’ll Help It Grow, By Loving Everything.

    I Love Myself The Way I Am, And I Still Want To Grow.
    But Change Outside Can Only Come, When Deep Inside I Know.
    I’m Beautiful And Capable, Of Being The Best Me I Can.
    And I Love Myself, Just The Way I Am
    By Jai Josefs



    As I Began to Love Myself – Self Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin
    As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
    are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
    Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

    As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
    As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
    was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
    person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

    As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
    and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
    Today I call it “MATURITY”.
    As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
    I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
    at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
    Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
    As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
    and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
    Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
    and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
    my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
    As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
    my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
    me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
    a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

    As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
    I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
    As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
    about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
    is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
    As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
    and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
    mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
    connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART" 
    So Keep on loving yourself :)) Take Care

    Wednesday, 9 January 2013


    Hello Everyone! here is another EOTD post.I did this look on a wedding, thought to share it with you people.It's an easy golden smoky look.Golden and silver smoky eyes are always in when we talk about wedding season.some people think that golden is too loud but its not true, it doesn't have to be loud and bright unless you want it.we have different shades of golden to work with it's on us weather we choose to use a sparkly shimmery golden or a light one.

    *i used mettalic golden color and charcol gray


    Products Used

    • Essence Eyeshadow Base
    • Fake MAC Eyeshadow Palette
    • Etude Concealer
    • Aqua Color Cake Eyeliner
    • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
    • The Bodyshop Carbon Black Eyedefiner
    • Eyelashes
    Hope you like it :)


    Tuesday, 8 January 2013

    Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic" - Review & Swatches

    Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"
    Hello ladies:) today i am going to introduce you to another beauty by Essence Cosmetics.It's Magic, a highlighter powder from their trend adition range Circus Circus.
    A highlighter is a must have in a makeup stash if you want a glowing look, used correctly a highlighter can brighten the complexion and play up the favourite facial features.So, did this highlighter live upto my expections? keep on reading to find out my take on it.

    Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"
    Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic"

    Product Description

    Curtains up for a perfect complexion! the subtle highlighter powder not only brightens up your complexion, but your eyes too! delicate shimmer particles set enchanting accents on your face, neck and décolleté for a splendid finale in the circus arena! available in 01 it’s magic.

    My thought

    the idea of powder highlighter was not that apealing at first but when i swatched it i knew i had to have it.the highlighter comes in a black colored plastic pan with a transparent plastic lid, the packaging is simple and sturdy.the pan contains 9g of the product which is an impressive quantity for the price can see in some  pictures that the pan inside the container is a little lopsided that's because it rotates i don't know if it is supposed to be like this or its a fault

    Essence Circus Circus Highlighter Powder "01 it's Magic" - Swatch
    the highlighter itself is a fine powder with delicate shimmer particles in it which are not at all gritty or chunky.the powder is creamy soft in texture, it glides on smoothly and blends well.i love the fact that how on blending this highlighter gives a subtle sheen and a glow to my skin
    i use a bit of highlighter on the cheekbones which make them look glowing and defined and on the brow bones to make my eyes look brighter and can also put it on your cupids bow to make you lips appear plumper and defined.

    Lightly Swatched & Blended - Without Flash
    Lightly Swatched & Blended - With Flash
    sometimes i mix this highlighter with my foundation to get a full face luminosity.i rubb my finger over the highlighter and  mix my foundation on my palm with the same finger.belive me it does make a difference and give my face a healthy glow not a scary sparkly twinkle look.

    L-R : Foundation Blended Without Highlighter, Foundation Blended With Highlighter - With Flash
    yes this highlighter did win my heart and i am loving it.

    I will rate this 4.9/5


    • Budget friendly
    • Smooth in texture
    • Easy to blend
    • Gives a subtle sheen
    • Impressive quantity


    • Packaging could have been better

    *otherwise i couldn't find anything to hate in this highlighter

    Price                    PKR 460

    do drop in you comments and suggestion :) TC

    Sunday, 6 January 2013

    NOTD - Abstract Nail Art

    Hello Everyone! how are you doing?? enjoying winter chills? well i am missing summers, i find winters dreary and cold :(  i feel lazzy and sluggish and it sucks.anyways i'll manage to survive and do more post this month.So, today i am going to share my First NOTD post with you, to creat this i used two of my favourite winter colors. hope you like it :)

    drop your comments and suggestions,they mean alot to me.thanxx. take care :)

    Tuesday, 1 January 2013

    2012 Favourites

    Heyy everyone..wish you all a happy new year, may this year brings you happiness, health and loads of have you made any resolutions?do share.mine is to avoid the mistakes i made this year and make new mistakes :P
    here is  my first post of 2013 and its about my favourites or most used  products of 2012.

    Body & Skin Care Products

    • The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter
    • The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel
    • Freeman Superfruits Revealing Peel-of Mask
    • Himalya Herbals Deep Cleansing Milk
    • Essence Pure Skin Natural Cover Moiusturizer
    • Fazal Din's Dark Circle Eye Cream 

    Favourite Scents

    • Gucci Envy Me EDT
    • Rivaj Uk Body Mist
    • The Body Shop LOVE ETC.. EDP
    • The Body Shop Neroli Jasmine EDT
    • Burberry London

    Face Products


    • Luscious HD Mineral Foundation
    • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder Transparent
    • Essence Mousse Foundation
    • The Body shop Pressed Face Powder

    Blushes & Highlighter


    • Sleek Makeup Blush Pixie Pink
    • Sleek Makeup Blush Suede "for contouring"
    • MUA Blush Shade 4
    • The Body Shop Blush 02
    • Essence Highlighter Powder

    Eye Products

    • MUA Heaven & Earth Palette
    • Flormar Color Palette 03
    • Luscious Mono Eyeshadow "Forest Green"
    • Luscious Mono Eyeshadow "Masquerade"
    • Femina Mono Eyeshadow
    • Marlin Eye Pencil "Antique Gold"
    • Essence Eye Pencil "I'm a marine girl"
    • Essence I Love Stage Eye Shadow Base
    • The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer
    • Essence Multiaction Mascara
    • Christine Liquid Eyeliner
    • Essence Gel Eyeliner "Midnight in Paris" & "London Baby"

    Lip Products


    • The Body Shop Chocomania Lip Butter
    • Labello Fruity Shine Pomegranate
    • MUA Out There Plumping Lip Gloss "Pin Up Pink"
    • MUA Intense Kisses Lip Gloss " Quick Kiss"
    • Glamorous Face Kiss Proof Lip gloss
    • Luscious Signature Lipstick "Buff Pink"
    • MUA Lipstick Shade 11
    • Essence 50's Girl Reloaded Lipstick "I'm Sailing"
    • Essence Lipstick " All About Cup Cakes"

    so these are my most reached out for products of 2012
    Take care and enjoy new year :)