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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com

Monday, September 15, 2014
Every girl is born with lots of dreams, love, and fantasies. Every girl wants to be treated like a princess. Her father's little princess..
When she grows up and steps into her teenage , she starts waiting for her prince. In certain parts of this world this transition age is celebrated and marks as a girl's 15th birthday as Quinceanera Event. I am always keen to know different traditions, lets find out together what exactly this tradition is all about.
 
What is Quinceanera ?
 It is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood.[1] The celebration, however, varies significantly across countries, with celebrations in some countries taking on, for example, more religious overtones than in others. (Source)
 
 How it is celebrated?
 
Celebrations begins with the arrival of the teenager, wearing a special dress, and generally accompanied by her father. The location, if indoors, commonly has its entrance specially adorned for the occasion. The father and daughter make their entry through this front-door entrance to the sound of music while friends and relatives customarily give the father flowers (usually roses). After this the ceremony of the waltz begins in which the girl dances with all her friends and relatives.
 
This poem touched my heart about a girl celebrating her Quinceanera
 
When night has fallen
And the soul is moved
Silent wishes are made
In sacred solitude.
 
My wish dear friends
Look far above
Night sky filled with diamonds
Lit up with Latin love.
 
And we will all be stars
Shinning lights from times long past
Celebrating a Quinceanera
Family traditions holding fast
Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com
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 I wish if this tradition was celebrated in our part of the world. I would have been selected any of the mentioned dresses for myself. But unfortunately, this tradition is not yet celebrated in my country. But dressing up does not need any occasion, Right? who knows someday I would be able to get one dress for me and then dress up like a queen and take a lot of photographs as a memory.
tbdress.com has a wide variety of pretty and cheap quinceanera dress. They are also offering free worldwide shipping. I have selected few of my favorite dress from their collection.
Lets have a look:
 
Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com
 
Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com
 
Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com


Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com

Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com
 
Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com

Pretty Quinceanera Dresses !! tbdress.com

Which one is your favourite dress ? I would select no.4 or last one if I was a Quinceanera...

You can view entire collection here :

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Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lip Gloss In Coral Delight : Review & Swatches

Hi lovelies,
 
I just realized that I bought many Essence products lately and loving most of them. Their products are affordable, easily available and appealing. Today I am sporting Essence XXXL long lasting lip gloss in coral delight. I am using it for two months now and now I am able to share my thoughts with my lovely readers.
 
Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lip Gloss In Coral Delight : Review & Swatches

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lip Gloss In Coral Delight : Review & Swatches
 Packaging:

It comes in a transparent glass tube with black lid. I am not a fond of its applicator brush. It feels flimsy but some how I manage to apply it precisely with the help of given applicator. You just need to be careful. Its not among the best applicators that I have used so far. Product description is written all over.
Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lip Gloss In Coral Delight : Review & Swatches

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lip Gloss In Coral Delight : Review & Swatches
My thoughts :

First thing that I noticed when I swatched it in essence counter was its yummy vanilla scent. Its so tempting that I instantly wanted to lick my lips after applying this lip gloss. If you are a flavored lip gloss freak like me than you will going to love it for sure. Another thing that took my heart, is its super shine and gorgeous color. Its a bright coral shade which leans more towards peach. But it is not pigmented enough. It just gives sheer coverage when applied on bare lips.  It also has fine gold shimmers which is not noticeable when applied but looks fabulous on lips. It is not sticky nor it gathers in the corners of lips. The only thing that bothers me is its longevity. I wish if it could stayed put for longer hours. It stays for maximum 2 hours then fades away.

Over all, Its a nice addition to my lippies collection. I will be looking to get my hands on more shades from this range.

how it looks when applied :


Ratings:

4 out of 5

You may like this because :
  • smells heavenly
  • gives mirror shine effect
  • you needs an everyday lip gloss
  • affordable price tag
  • available easily
  • gorgeous color
You may not like this because :
  • does not live up to its long lasting claim
  • you mind re applying it after few hours.
  • you does not like its smell
Price & Availability:

I bought it for Rs. 490 From Imtiaz Super Market, Karachi.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hi girls,
 
Hope that you all are doing good. I was on a trip to my mother's place that is why could not post anything on this blog. It was a week filled with fun moments and lots of relaxation. It is always good to stay stay at my maternal home for few days and enjoy with siblings.
 
Today I am sporting Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder. I am using this product for months now but never got a chance to review it. One of my reader asked me to review this as I mentioned it in my Best buys under 500 post . Lets see why I love this product.
 
Review: Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder

Review: Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder

What Essence Claims:

mattify and set! this extremely fine, transparent loose powder is invisible on your skin and provides a matt and natural look. the loose powder is also ideal for blending blush or foundation and can be used as a finishing powder to set your entire make-up
 Ingredients:


ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, POLYETHYLENE, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN.

My Thoughts:

I was searching for a fixing transculant powder when I spotted this on essence counter. I tried it there and instantly fell for how smooth it looks when applied it on my face.
It comes in a plastic round box. When you removes its lid, another plastic lid with small holes in it reveals where you swirl your brush and apply it on your face. A little goes a long way.
I am not a fan of its packing as it gets messy when using not carefully, or in a hurry. It is also not suitable for travel purpose as powder settles in the lid and creates mess when you open it.

Powder appears to be white in color but when applied it does not leave any white stains behind. It blends easily with make up and gives matte and smooth appearance. It helps in make up blending ability and fixes foundation and make it stay longer with out giving shiny look. The powder is finely milled and spreads evenly on  face seamlessly. It  blends foundations, blushers, and bronzers more effortlessly in no time. For everyday look, I use it over my BB cream to give matte finish.I apply it using my favorite kabuki brush, but you can use any big powder brush to apply it. My make up stays fresh for hours in the hot and humid weather of Karachi. This product is wonderful for those who have oily skin and sweats a lot.

Review: Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder

 Swatches:

Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder

Review: Essence All About Matt Fixing Loose Powder
Overall, I am very pleased with this product. I would love to repurchase it again and again. It works like a charm on my oily skin and I consider it as my holy grail product in hot weather.

Price & Availability:

Rs. 550 from Imtiaz Super Market.

My Ratings:

5 out of 5

That's all for today. I have many posts in que so this week is gonna be very busy. Lets see what will be next here ?

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Be a Cinderella ..Wear Ball Gowns..

Friday, September 5, 2014
"If I would be a princess ... I would love to be Cinderella"
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Just to wear these pretty ball gowns that I used to dream of while reading story of Cinderella in my childhood... But one does not have to be a princess to wear these pretty ball gowns , now you can get affordable and great quality ball gowns from tbdress.com. Tbdress is a wholesale online store selling apparel, bags and other accessories.
Lets take a look at my favorite ball gowns from this  store:


luxurious tbdress ball gown
Amazing Ball Gown Tb dress
Glorious Ball Gown by tb dress
ball gown wedding dresses

Color Ball Gown by tb dress


 
 
You can see their entire collection of pretty ball gowns here :
 
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Now tell me which one is your favorite from these ball gowns ? For me its a tie between First one and third.
 
 
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winner Announced Of Rosewholesale Gift Card !!

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Hi girls,
hope you spent a great time on this weekend. I am a little late in announcing this giveaway winner as there were some technical problems at my end and thankfully now resolved.
Lets see who won this contest this time :




 Isma Munir
 
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COngrats lucky girl,  you have 48 hours to claim your prize , please reply to my mail as soon as possible. Otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Others , please do not lose hope as there will be more contests in the near future.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Saeed Ghani Herbal Whitening Soap With Sandalwood

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hi girls,
Few days back I posted about Saeed Ghani sandal wood soap on facebook and many girls requested me to review it soon. Saeed Ghani is a popular brand which sells ubtans, mehndi, attars and other herbal products in Pakistan. Their products are also available internationally.
 I bought this soap a while ago, when I was doing my grocery shopping from Bin Hashim Super Stores. Its time to reveal my thoughts about this soap.

Saeed Ghani  Herbal Whitening Soap With Sandalwood
What it claims :

Herbal Skin + is an advance whitening product, specially developed at Saeed Ghani's Herbal laboratory; were created after years of pioneering research by combining the century old recipes with science and technology. Our skin whitening secret is a unique formulation with combination of natural ingredients extracts. That works by elevating skin clarity & brightness. The nutrients and exfoliates contained in the Herbal Skin + lightening formulas promote the generation of new skin cells and are highly essential in providing an even skin tone. The result is a silky white complexion that glows from within.  

Saeed Ghani's  Herbal Whitening Soap : Review

My Thoughts:
First thing that I noticed when I opened it was its strong scent. I like it but my husband hates it. He asked me not to keep it inside bathroom as he gets sneezes as soon as he enters washroom . So be careful if you are allergic to strong smells or fragrances. It smells like sandal but its very strong. It is recommended to apply it on your face and body and leave for 30 seconds before rinsing it off. It lathers up really well. When I washed my face first time, I noticed an instant glow on my face. It removes all the sebum , dirt and dullness from my face in just one wash. I have combination skin so I noticed that my T zone area feels cleansed and oil free but my cheeks parts feels a little bit dry. I guess if you have dry skin , then stay away from this soap as it may irritates your skin. After using it for several days now there is visible improvement in my complexion. It does not make it whiter but improves complexion by removing tan.
I am using it as a body wash too, and my body feels cleansed and fragranced for many hours. The fragrance fades away gradually.
Over all, I am liking this product. But I guess it is best suitable for oily skin type and to be used in summers. Otherwise you will get drier skin.
The full list of ingredients is not mentioned on the product packaging. I wish if they provide ingredients as I am very conscious about what I am going to apply on myself.

You may like this if,
  • You have oily or combination skin
  • you are into herbal products
  • the fragrance does not bothers you
  • It is easily available and affordable
  • You want to improve your complexion
You may not like this if,
  • You have dry skin.
  • It makes your skin drier
  • you are allergic to strong smells
  • you are not fond of herbal products
  • whitening claim is not true
My ratings:
4 out of 5

Price:
I bought it for  Rs.120 From Bin Hashim Super Market, Karachi.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beauty on a budget : Best buys under 500 Rs.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Hi dear, few years back I did a post on few products that could be bought under Rs. 100 and believe me I got many compliments and appreciation from my readers. I know this fact that we live in a country where most of the girls still cannot spend much on beauty and make up accessories. I also kept this fact in mind that online shopping is still out of reach for masses here in Pakistan.  Keeping all this in mind I have gathered few products again that are my favorites and some are included in my holy grail products yet these are affordable and available easily nationwide.

Lets have a look at these :


  • Loreal Nutri Gloss Mirror Shine Shampoo and Conditioner - I have been using these two for more than three years now and no looking back since then. Price Around Rs. 220 each

  • Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash - A multi action face wash that I have repurchased twice. Also mentioned it in my summer essentials price is Rs.250 -  Read Review HERE

  • MUA eyeshadow primer - a very good primer yet affordable Price 250 Rs. 

  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me - my go to lip balm when I do not feel like doing make up.  I love how it makes my lips soft and kissable. Price Rs. 350

  • Garnier BB Creams - for normal skin the other one is for oily skin - I mix both of them to achieve flawless skin with an healthy glow. Price Rs. 400  Read Review HERE

  • Christine Coloured eyeliners in teal - funky colors eyeliners for brighten up your everyday look- Price Rs. 150 . Review Coming Soon

  • Rivaaj Uk lipstick - it is very moisturizing , creamy and stay put for good 3 hours. Could not find more shades in it , but love it. Price 150 Rs. -

  • Medora London Lipstick - a variety of colors are available - It is matte lipstick in Full Fuschia .Price Rs. 120 - Read Review HERE

  • Essence All About Matt Transculant Loose Powder - It is a transparent loose powder which can be used as a make up fixer and blending powder. I love how it keeps my make up fresh for hours. Price 550 Rs. Review Coming Soon

  • Essence Kohl Pencil in Black - It is creamy , black , does not tug eyes while applying, the only problem is its staying power. It does not stay put for longer hours or if you have got oily lids. I use it with dusting a little bit black eyeshadow on top of it to make it stay longer. Price Rs. 175 Review coming soon

  • Sweet Touch Sparkling Dust - Its a multi purpose shimmering powder - I use it as eyeshadow pigment , some times as highlighter on top of my blusher. Price Rs. 250 - Read Review HERE

  • Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in coral delight , Bought it recently and loves how yummy it smells like vanilla cupcakes , its a sheer lipgloss with fine gold shimmers which looks beautiful and reflects light. Price 495 - Review coming soon

  • Miss Rose Cake Eye Liner - its an inexpensive alternative to the infamous Karyolan aqua cake liner . it is not the blackest black but does it job well. Rs. 200

While I am writing this post , several other products are keep coming to my mind which I forgot to capture in the above picture. I guess I would have to write another blog post as a sequal to this one. If you have any product in your favorites list , please do share with me and my readers.

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    Friday, August 22, 2014

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    Hey girls,
    If you are following me on Facebook you must already know that last month I won a giveaway contest sponsored by Rosewholesale at fellow blogger Rabias Beauty Diary and got 20$ to spend on their site. I selected following items,
     
    . My package arrived within two weeks. Loved everything as it was exactly the same as shown on their website. In case you missed it out , read my review on concealor palette HERE

    Packaging:
    120 eye shadow palette comes in a black cardboard package and then sealed with this thin plastic wraps to avoid any mess. Few eyeshades were broken during shipment but it prevents them to create a mess and locks everything inside.
    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    These are divided into two palettes which are stacks on each other in a matte black case which is sturdy and looks good.  The red ribbon is there to easily pull out palettes. There is no applicator brush or mirror is present. The palette is travel friendly.

    My Thoughts:

    The palette consists of a variety of matte , shimmer , frosty and satin finishes. The colors varies from neutrals to darks, to earthy tones to vibrant blues, greens, gold, reds and yellows. Every possible color is present in this palette. The eyeshades are vibrant and easy to blend. But I noticed that the some of the eyeshades falls out badly. Majority of eyeshades are very pigmented and others lacks them. I think the shimmer ones are the most vibrant, stay puts for longer and blends easily while the matte ones need a good primer underneath to achieve the desire vibrancy and longevity.

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches
    Here is the list of ingredients given on the back of this palette :
     
     
    Swatches:
    Here are the swatches of some random colors from this palette :

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    I did not apply any primer for above swatches.
    I love to collect palettes so this one is a treat for my self. I can create many eye make up looks using this palette in future. Its inexpensive and have good quality. some of the eye shades have fall out problems but otherwise its a good one to have in your stash.

    You will like this if..
    • You are looking for an inexpensive palette
    • practicing makeup and want something affordable
    • you are a PRO and use make up a lot
    • variety of colors present in one palette
    you will not like this because:
    • its not easily available
    • you do not trust online shopping
    • other options are available for you
    My ratings :
    4 out of 5
    you can buy this palette HERE

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    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin vs Oily Skin : Comparison & Swatches

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    When I mentioned Garnier BB cream for oily skin in my summer essentials post last month, few of my readers asked me on facebook how different it is from the original Garnier BB cream. So I thought it would be beneficial for all my readers if I compare it on my blog.
    Garnier BB cream miracle skin perfector : original vs oil free
    Packaging:
    Both versions comes in squeeze tubes. The difference is in their appearance. The oil free one is slimmer and taller than the original one. Also I noticed that original have 50 ml of product in it, and oil free has 40 ml product. The original comes with a flip open cap where oil free has a twist open cap which creates more mess as the product inside is runny and sometimes it just pour out of it on its own.

    Formula:
    Garnier BB cream for oily skin has a thin, runny and more watery formula. It blends completely in a jiffy so you have to be quick otherwise it leaves certain patches on skin. It does not feel sticky on skin. On the other hand , the other one has a creamy consistency and looks more like a cream foundation to me. It gives a dewy finish which I love. I set it off by applying a matte transculant powder on it.


    Coverage:
     Both have SPF in it. Both provides light to medium coverage and conceals uneven skin tone, scars etc partially. If you want more coverage you can set it off with your favorite compact powder.
    

    I first bought the oil free one in shade MEDIUM , but it is darker than my skin tone. It has peach undertones. The shade LIGHT is perfect for my skin tone. I sometimes mix  both of them to achieve a semi matte finish or use the bb cream for normal skin alone and set it off with makeup fixing powder. Both of them looks very natural and does not gives you a made up look. Here are the swatches. The top one is oil free and bottom one is for normal skin.
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin vs Oily Skin
    blended well : garnier bb cream for normal and oily skin

    garnier miracle skin perfector for normal skin vs oily skin

    My Favorite ?
    I have oily skin but I love the medium coverage that I get from Garnier BB cream for normal skin. It gives such a healthy glow or you say dewy finish. I use makeup setting powder on it and it stay put on me for whole day. I just need to re touch my oily T zone area few times. I guess I love it more than the oily free formula.

    My ratings :
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Oily Skin : 4.5 out of 5
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin 3.5 out of 5

    Both are available nationwide for price range 399 to 425

    That's all for today. If you want me to review anything else. Please leave your requests in comments below or inbox me on my other social media platforms.

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    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Giveaway : Win a giftcard worth 20$ on rosewholesale

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Hi there,

    As promised I bring you another chance to win your favorite product on rosewholesale . They are generously sponsored this giveaway and one lucky winner will win a product of their choice from rosewholesale. Try your luck !!


     
    here are few of my favorite products from their store under 20$:




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    Rules:
    • fill in the given rafflecopter form below to enter.
    • fake entries will be disqualified.
    • this giveaway is opens internationally
    • gift will be provided by rosewholesale.com
    • winner will be selected randomly
    • you will have 48 hours to claim your prize otherwise a new winner will be selected.

    enjoy! girls. Increase your chances of winning by entering everyday.

    Good luck !

     
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