"Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner | Urban Decay

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Hi Lovelies,

Today's post is all about glitter! All of you pretty ladies will admit the fact that nothing attracts you more than fine glitter. At least I am a big time fan of everything glitter may it powder form for face or liquid form in the shape of nail polish and eye liners, even glitter dust for hair! I recently came across "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay and simply could not avoid the purchase. The color I picked was Spandex since I think it was pretty nice although these come in seven different colors.

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay

"Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner provides you with a heavy dose of glam rock! It comes in a nice, medium sized clear-tube packaging with a silver cap and the color name written on the bottom. Twist open the cap and you'll find a razor-thin and flexible application brush to paint either ultra thin or bold sweeps of super fine glitter for that jewel encrusted sparkle that wont budge. The texture is amazing, since the glitter is suspended in a gel, it will not separate in the bottle therefore you do not need to shake it like you do with watery formula. I love how the brush makes you draw ultra thin lines which gives you a lot of control on what type of look you want to create without any fallout. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smooth and softens. The over all experience is just drop-dead-glamour! Another great thing about "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner is the staying power: until removed.

The color Spandex is like an ocean in a bottle. Described as a deep blue-black with iridescent glitter. I can describe it as a mixture of black, fuchsia, bluish-teal and navy blue multi-sized glitter. The good part is it dries down quickly and really stays put. I like to wear it alone to make it stand out by applying two coats. That was actually my Christmas look last year. I also like to apply it in another way - on top and parallel to my regular black eyeliner as a thin line. This adds quite a bit of drama to the eyes and makes your eyes look bigger. If you are stepping out for a party night do give it a try. Another party look that you can create is by applying the eyeliner over a layer of eye shadow. That would create a different and more dramatic look, perfect for a party night! There is another way to apply "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner which I would like to try out next time. That would be to apply a thin line really close to the lower lash line. I personally think it's a very creative way to wear any glitter eyeliner. Want more sparkle? Put some of the product on your index finger with the applicator and dab it right on your eyelids. Just make sure you keep rest of the face matte for a more clean, balanced look. 

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay
Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Spandex by Urban Decay

Final verdict: "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay is a good quality glitter eyeliner that stays put and is very long lasting. It is a must-have product in your makeup collection. In case you cannot afford this one, try to look around and experiment with other brands. 

                   Do you have a favorite "Heavy Metal" Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay? 


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The 'Scandalous' Red Musk Launch | The Body Shop

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Hi Lovelies,

So in my last post I mentioned being invited to the launch of Red Musk, a spicy and sexy fragrance by The Body Shop created by pepper, cinnamon and tobacco - no flowers whatsoever!. What an evening! I was absolutely excited to be at the venue to see what was in store for everyone. The one of a kind scandalous themed fashion show brought together on the runway the promotion of one of the most classic fragrance ever by The Body Shop - the daring RED MUSK featuring the trendiest and influentially bold "Arora" by designer Roma Azmat. The launch definitely broke the conventional manner of launching fragrances and was one of it's kind in the city.

Photos above: The Body Shop Pakistan Facebook Page

Break the rules & play the game!

Loved by many, the scent Wood Musk by The Body Shop was discounted seventeen years back. The loyal customer waited eagerly rather pleaded The Body Shop to bring Musk back. The Body Shop re-launched Red Musk, the first man-made cruelty free musk. A distinctively different fragrance with spiced musk and hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco, Red Musk defies conventional fragrance - that's sexy! I'll be sharing a detailed review of the fragrance in my later post. Today I want to focus more on the launch event which was one of it's kind in Islamabad.

Can you handle scandal? 

The blazing lights, the ramp, screens and white lounge set the mood for the evening at the Aura Grande Marquee in Islamabad last Sunday. The evening was a blend a fashion ramp walk, singing and dance performances with the fragrance launch as the center of attraction. The daring, sensual and 'scandalous' range of clothing line by Arora blended with the sensual image of Red Musk so well! The clothing line was all western wear; ranging from casual wear to formal evening wear along with a Valentine Collection of mostly red sequined gowns. The showcased line amplified the attitude, the attitude being 'scandalous'! Arora unveiled impressively and skin was definitely 'in' for the evening, for now and forever. Serena Shirin Khan did a good job choreographing the ramp walk. Faiza's, one of the best names in makeup artists, ultra modern touch ups using The Body Shop enhanced the look of models in particular and the whole event in general. 

Photos: My IPhone6 / Top right: Aqib Mughal Photography

Let's talk about Saima Azhar - the show stopper and definitely a plus-size model. She had previously appeared on the launch of The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose as well. It took me a while, and a video made by myself in my IPhone at the event, to figure out that she was a plus size model (I don't mind though) since this was the first time I saw her walk down the ramp spraying Red Musk in a sensual manner. She appears twice during the show: first time wearing a red, sequined halter-neck dress and second time wearing a black sequined off shoulder evening gown. I admit I was pretty impressed with the way she carried herself on the ramp. Too bad that I was sitting at the side and could not see the whole act of her spraying the sensual Red Musk in a rather inviting manner. Nevertheless, she did exhibit a lot of confidence in her bold attire; her big, voluminous hair, sultry makeup and sky high heels synced well with the overall theme of the evening. Here's two of the many videos I made just to give you an idea about the evening. Sorry for the poor video quality, I used my phone.
Each segment of the fashion show was divided between music and dance performances. Umair Jaswal, Pakistan's pioneer in Progressive Rock music performed his song Pal while Maria Fatima Unera Qureshi, Nescafe Basement promising talent performed her number as models marched through. Whereas, Veer Andrew dance troupe, a local and young dance group from Karachi performed absolutely impressively on famous numbers like "Get Low". Constantine PR managed to successfully pull off everything brilliantly, the work done was pure quality and every aspect of the event was well arranged.

Photos: The Body Shop Pakistan Facebook Page
The 'Scandalous' Red Musk Launch was the talk of the town and a huge success. People from all walks of life from socialites to celebrities to media to corporate slaves like myself attended the evening and stayed back till the end. Since I was invited as a beauty blogger to attend and cover the event, I received a lovely goodie bag from The Body Shop and Constantine PR at the end of the show which was a pleasant treat undoubtedly! I wait anxiously for another event from The Body Shop and Constantine PR.

Stay tuned for the complete review of the Red Musk fragrance coming up soon.

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle | The Most Romantic Fragrance for Valentines Day

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Hi Lovelies,

Last night I was invited by The Body Shop to attend a beautiful evening of the launch of their new fragrance. The event was a night of celebrities and glamour - I was all set from the dress to the heels. When it came down to choosing which fragrance to wear I had no doubts whatsoever. Nothing can compare to the bold statement made by Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle which I had recently purchased. I wanted something vibrant and sensual yet sophisticated, something that would make me stand out of the crowd. And there was nothing more exciting than opening a fresh bottle of a timeless fragrance like Coco Mademoiselle.

Ever since I was old enough to know what a perfume was, I adored it. I have used many, many brands of perfume but one brand that truly defines luxury is Chanel. Chanel has this glamorous aura around it, not just the perfumes but the handbags, lipsticks, nail polishes, skincare, makeup.. what not. My very first Chanel fragrance was Allure Sensuelle, a floral oriental fragrance. Allure Sensuelle is the perfume I received  most compliments on. It was like almost everyone I met gave me compliments on this fragrance and asked which one is it. This truly inspired (motivated?) me to go for the fragrance again.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Coco Mademoiselle is inspired by the irresistible spirit of young Coco Chanel. It is daring and bold - yet it is sensual and elegantCoco Mademoiselle is an oriental fragrance with an utterly feminine composition. I love how this fragrance expresses refined sensuality but at the same time feels so incredibly fresh! I wanted to purchase the limited edition Coco Mademoiselle which is the same fragrance but a slightly different cap featuring the identity of Chanel, the interlocked C's in black. Now since I could not find the limited edition anywhere at the time I was planning to purchase it, I settled for the regular 100ml Eau de Parfum.This packaging also has the interlocked C's, comparatively small and printed in gold in the front of the cap. You cant see it in my photos because, oh well, I forgot to fix the cap (Oops!). But since the photographs were beautiful I decided not to re-do the photoshoot.  And just like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge who does not need to make a lot of effort to look flawless and classy, Coco Mademoiselle's packaging is simple yet elegant. It comes in a plain white box with the name written on the front in black and bold. Inside the bottle is plain, square-shaped and transparent, reflecting a beautiful pinkish-peach shade of the perfume. This classic bottle is a perfect luxury and a beautiful addition to my dressing table.

Launched in 2001, Coco Mademoiselle is a wonderful and most beautiful combination of notes. You will just fall in love with the base note like I have. Top notes are Orange, Bergamont and Grapefruit so pretty fruity yet not over powering. Middle notes are Lychee, Rose and Italian Jasmine which smells divine as the fragrance transforms into a fruity floral. This is such an amazing combination, so fresh and sensual. As the fragrance goes towards base notes Patchouli, Vetiver Vanilla and White Musk show up. I absolutely love Vanilla which adds sweetness to the fragrance making it so romantic yet flirty and blends in with perfect harmony with the overall fragrance. But let me clarify, it is not mature or powdery like Chanel # 5. Unlike Chanel # 5 which is a very retro fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle is young, fresh, bold and sexy! It oozes confidence and a sophisticated aura that every young, free spirited woman should have.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

For me, this is a special fragrance (and very expensive too!) so I want to treat it in a special way. I would prefer to reserve it to special occasions only. Though, trust me I am tempted to wear it even at home. I just feel like spraying a bit on my pulse and sniff it all the time. I wish I could afford to buy it more frequently so that I could use it to my hearts content. Coco Mademoiselle is a modern scent with a touch of floral, it is perfection in a bottle and worth every penny. I would highly recommend this to all you ladies. It doesn't matter if you cannot afford it right now, whenever you can go for it at least once! You will not regret the purchase. And if you're lucky enough maybe you will receive one as a Valentine's gift. *xoxo*

Are you a fan of Coco Mademoiselle like myself? 
Leave your comments below.

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Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream | The Body Shop

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Hi lovelies,

Today's review is about one of my favorite beauty items: hand cream. All too often our hands are neglected and in need of protection and hydration especially in the crisp winters season. I have terribly dry skin (other than my face which is, oh well, combination skin). Due to this I am constantly looking for specific hand care products because, if you have dry hands like mine you would know that normal moisturizing creams and lotions do not give you the best of moisture and nourishment as hand creams do. To be honest, to date if I have tried a hand cream from any beauty brand that has always been The Body Shop.

In the past I have used many of their hand creams from various The Body Shop's ranges. The range is extensive from floral to fresh, nutty and woody. The ones I have tried and loved previously include Wild Rose and Almond. This time I picked Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream. What caught my attention instantly was the travel size tube (30ml) which is smaller than the other regular size hand creams in The Body Shop range. I had not used any product from this range hence was so eager to try it out. The packaging is great! Its a soft tube, unlike the metallic tube of Almond Hand & Nail Cream or Wild Rose Hand Cream and Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter which sometimes produce sharp edges. The soft tube makes it so convenient to squeeze the product which the fear of it getting de-shaped.

The fragrance is fresh and alive, almost lifts your mood. The texture of this hand cream is rich and  nourishing. It is enriched with Community Fair Trade Argan Oil from Morocco to help soften your hands and cuticles. Once you apply it on your hands, the experience takes you back to the traditional hammam body care ritual of 'golden radiance' in the comfort of your own home. I squeeze out a small amount onto my hands and massage gently until absorbed. My hands are left feeling soft and smooth without being greasy.

The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream
The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream

My verdict about The Body Shop's Wild Argan Oil Hand Cream: I would say it is not the most moisturize hand cream for me. If I have to pick the one which satisfied my dry hands it would be the Wild Rose Nourishing Hand Butter. Maybe the reason is that my hands need intensive moisture especially in this cold weather. Nevetheless, if you are someone with normal skin and in need of a basic hand cream, this is the one for you. It will not only keep your hand moisturized but also make it smell divine.

The Body Shop Wild Agran Oil Hand Cream

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop's Wild Argan Oil range
Share the link below, I would love to go through it. 

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Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms | Mango & Cherry

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Hi lovelies,

I personally think in winters your skin needs so much extra beauty pampering as compared to summers. While I stock loads of body butters, body washes, hand & foot creams, exfoliating scrubs etc one thing I can never live without is - lip balm. Yes dears, I have so many of these 'in-stock' all the time. Open my closet, my handbag, my vanity drawers, my sister's makeup bag, bathroom shelves, I can even bet I'll find one in my shoe rack! One reason for having so many lip balms around is that I go so low on water consumption during winters that it leaves my lips dry. Another reason is that I always love finding new ones to try. These are economical beauty treats so I feel I can try as many as I can.

Recently I came across mouthwatering flavors of Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint lip balms. These lip balms are specifically designed to tint and care for your lips. Tin O 'Tint is an award winning wide range of seven (Cherry, Watermelon, Vanilla, Grapefruit, Cocoa Bean, Mango, Strawberry) delicious shades. So there is definitely something for everyone. I love the reasonably sized, very cute, round tin containers with a cute illustration of the flavor. Inside is a good quantity of fruity lip balm (around 12g!). These lip balm are packed with added moisturizing formula to leave the lips feeling soft and smooth. What I love most about Tin O 'Tint lip balms is the hint of color in each flavor. That is a must for me, I love my lip balms slightly tinted with a beautiful fragrance. Fortunately, these have both. However, I think if these were slightly flavored it would have been perfect! Nevertheless, I love the formula, the hint of color and the fragrance in a cute tin!

Out of the seven available shades I picked two: Cherry and Mango. Cherry is a gorgeous shade that not only leave a deep berry tint on the lips but the signature cherry fragrance will leave your mouth watering. It is one of the darker shades from the range. Mango on the other hand is a lighter shade. With a rich and fruity fragrance, Mango completely encapsulates all things summer. Not only does it smell gorgeous it also gives your lips a sunny coral tint. Trust me it is so hard to choose which one is the best. I just keep apply both from time to time as I have either one of them in my handbag all the time.

All in all I personally think Tin O 'Tint lip balms are a great purchase and definitely worth trying. You could see from the photographs here that I just couldn't wait to try these out! Each one is worth £ 2.99.

Have you tried any of these flavors?

Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry
Miners Cosmetics Tin O 'Tint Lip Balms in Mango & Cherry

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Iris Fragrance Candle | Crabtree & Evelyn

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Hi Lovelies,

I started off 2015 with delicate fragrance and peaceful flicker of Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle. Iris range from Crabtree & Evelyn is inspired by the delicate beauty of a single blossom. Scented candles. This was one of the last purchases I made at the end of 2014. There is nothing I find more cosy, warm and calming in winters than a scented, soft candle right next to my bed. With its delightfully decorated jar and silver embossed lid, the Iris Candle conjures up a sensory atmosphere in seconds. It is indeed a beautiful way to deliver hour upon hour of subtle Iris scent, and of course, candlelight.

What's your favorite winter candle?

Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle
Crabtree & Evelyn Iris Candle



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2015 | A New Beginning

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2015

Wishing you a year of..
new journeys..
new beginnings filled with hope and promise..
simple pleasures to enjoy and share..
beautiful moments to remember always..
peace and happiness in your heart and home.

Happy New Year!  

The Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan
The Hunza Valley, Gilgit Baltistan
From the magical trip to fairyland | The Hunza ValleyGilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.
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Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance

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Hi Lovelies,

I fell in love with Gucci perfumes when I purchased a miniature gift pack of 4 Gucci fragrances from Dubai Duty Free. These fragrances were so beautiful! The original Gucci Guilty has been a favorite of mine. It is a warm yet striking oriental floral with hedonism at it's heart.

This time I was lucky enough to come across Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition eau de toilette 50 ml which has an amazingly sexy bottle. With its intertwined Gucci logo and covered with more than 400 metal studs (in Gold for Her and Gunmetal for) this velvety, feminine scent just became more sophisticated and irresistible. The bottle combines metal and glass to give it a modern, chic look. This limited edition packaging was created to celebrate Gucci's signature mix of rock and glamour and is no doubt a collectible item. It can just lay there on your vanity table and shine like a big chuck of pure gold.

Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance
Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition Fragrance
The aura..

The fragrance is powerful - as I would like to describe it. It is sexy, daring and made for a woman who shatters expectations. I love the warmth of this fragrance which makes it so seductive. This rich, floral-oriental fragrance opens with a burst of citrus with the first spray. Alluring notes of lilac and patchouli mingle with voluptuous hints of amber for a velvety scent that is unmistakably feminine. Overall I see this fragrance as young, stylish and eminently wearable - a daring sense of sexiness and sensuality that captures the essence of Gucci.

Initially, I thought I would keep my Gucci Guilty Stud Limited Edition for formal occasions only, keeping in mind its bold characteristics. But then the day I officially took it out of its packaging (Christmas, just the right occasion) and sprayed the first spray it never went back in the hiding. Instead, it is now my companion and travels with me everywhere in my handbag. I wear it to work, to shopping, to movies, to gym! It gives me that feminine confidence and surely makes me stand out of the crowd along with loads of compliments.

Have you given Gucci fragrances a try? 
Which one is your favorite?


Available ONLINE
Selfridges | £ 53.00 £ 47.70 (on sale!)

Boots | Gucci Miniature Gift Set Exclusive to Boots £ 23.33 or 2333 points
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"Joy To The World" | Merry Christmas!

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Dear Everyone,

Two thousand years ago the world was touched by a miracle..
Praying the same gentle miracle of faith,
blesses you and your loved ones.

Wishing you the magic of dreaming & believing..
at Christmas & always!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
My Christmas Tree 2014!


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My #Christmas Nails | Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out

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Hi lovelies,

My Christmas look is absolutely incomplete without pretty nails. I am so bored of pale, frosty shades of white, silver, blues etc. I need the brightest, the most glitter-bomb kind of shades that lift my spirit in this extremely frosty weather! But then I want it to be economical as well. I don't want it to be heavy on my wallet. My search ended at the Maybelline's counter where I found exactly the kind of shades I was looking for. Instead of one, I picked two very pretty shades.

Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes
Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes
Maybelline's Crushed Candy & Gold's Night Out Nail Polishes

Crushed Candy is a beautiful pink from Maybelline's Color Show range that will remind you of Barbie and everything girly. It's a delicious, hot pink with a good amount of fuchsia and violet shimmer. It requires at least 3 coats to make itself stand out. It is one of my favorites pink nail polishes ever. The second nail polish Gold's Night Out is from Maybelline's Color Show Sequins range. It's a mixture of regular gold glitter, holographic gold glitter and very tiny specs of gritty gold glitter. The combination is beautiful and comparatively really easy to apply. This polish is a sparkle-bomb! This is one of the best party nail polishes ever! 

I created a cuter version by gliter-fying only one finger to create a balance. 
What do you think? 


Available ONLINE
Boots | £ 2.99 or 299 points
Superdrug | £ 2.99

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