Huda Beauty Power Bullet Swatches on Asian Skin!

Huda beauty is on a roll, she is launching products every week & they’re all AH-MAZINGG!
We thought of showing you the swatches and how they look on us South Asians/Pakistani skin tones + we’ll be sharing our favorite shades with you today!

1 – ¬†‘El Cinco De Mayo’

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Nothing says confidence and glamour like a Classic Rep Lip! It looks perfect on warm undertones hence it is the best red for us!

2 – ‘Rendez-Vous
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Never underestimate a perfect shade of a lipstick and this one is perfect for warm undertones hence it’s the perfect blend of pretty pink & nude for us & maybe for you aswell. Try it out to see ūüėČ

3 – ‘Staycation

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It is a beige for cool undertones so can literally be a hit or a miss and for us, unfortunately, it’s a miss. ūüė¶

4 – ‘Anniversary
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It is a beige for warm undertones and is a perfect nude if you are into beige nudes.

5 – ‘Honey Moon
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A pretty pink for cool undertones but I can say for sure it looks good on warm undertones aswell. We totally love this shade!

6 – ‘Spring Break
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As they say happiness can be as simple as finding a perfect lip shade. This is a bright pink for warm undertones and is the perfect blend of red and pink for a summer look!

7 – ‘Promotion Day
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A classic red for cool undertones and looks gorgeous on warm undertones aswell.

8 – ‘Bachelorette
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The cool undertone bright pink is a gorgeous pink for everyone & we love it. Would work great when you need a pop of color to brighten your entire look.

What is your favorite color from this collection?

Surprise Birthday Party!

I’m sure you all know by now that I always give Hemayal a surprise birthday party a couple of days before or after her actual birthday.¬†

This time around I told her 2 days after her birthday that we need to go for a meeting and fortunately we had an event to attend the very same night which means that she’ll be ready so that I don’t have to hear that she wasn’t ready for the pictures for the rest of my life, lol.

I took her to BLT where our friends had already organized everything with the help of Dream Creations Islamabad.

I called Sobia (Owner of Dream Creations) a night before the birthday since everything was very last minute and she literally took control of EVERYTHING. I told her to decorate the table whatever way she likes it & I think that was the best decision ever since the balloons, flowers, decoration pieces, backdrop, Lights, everything was P E R F E C T. 

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Thanks to Hashir the photographs do absolute justice to the decor and how they looked in real life. Thankyou for capturing everything so beautifully.

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The cake was from Old Town Coffee & Cake which our friend, Laraib, bought & it was D E L I C I O U S.

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Do you like planning birthday surprises? Let us know in the comments section below.

Albinism

We were recently contacted by Fizza Zaidi, a girl who is just about to begin her university life. She’s been bullied for the majority of her life for being different and here’s what she’s had to say about it.

‘They said I am different.
They called me names, gave me labels,
They associated me with races I didn’t belong to.
They made me feel like I didn’t fit in.
They told me that I am full of imperfections.
They bullied me, ignored me and that made me feel like I was alone.
I began to isolate myself.
I began to change myself.
I dyed my hair from white to brown.
I changed the way I spoke from polite to loud.
But even that was not good enough.
I was still called names and was still labelled
I isolated myself again but this time I was not alone, I had anxiety to accompany me.
It took over me, destroyed me and ate all the tiny bits of confidence that I had left in me.
Until one day, I realized that the amount of melanin in one’s skin could not decide their worth.
I found grace in every skin color and embraced the white.
I realized that I was the kind of different you’d call ‘unique’.
That I am the only one who gets to decide who I am and where I belong.
That I am perfect with all my imperfections.
That I am a proud Albino
And that I am who I am’ – Fizza Zaidi

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It’s about time we start accepting all kinds of people and make them feel comfortable. Fizza only wants acceptance and to create awareness towards the fact that it’s OKAY to be different, she doesn’t want anyone else to go through what she did.

If you want to write to us or bring awareness towards any other matter then do comment below or email us at info.herandhem@gmail.com.

5 Trends of 2019

2019 has JUST begun but we’ve already done our research on what’s in trend and what is most likely to trend this year. If you want to know the TOP 5 trends of 2019 then keep on trending.

1 – BOOTCUT PANTS / JEANS

 

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We all love skinny jeans but they’re kind of getting old, boot cut pants with our without slits are what the influencers are digging this year. No, we’re not talking about the ones Pooh wore in K3G, these slits are more on the side rather than the front.

2 – ANIMAL PRINT

 

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Animal print is EVERYWHERE, on the runway, on the gram, its even being used as hair color now, don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself below! We’re totally up for this trend as we like to believe that animal print done right looks super classy and fancy!

3 – FRINGES & CRIMPED HAIR

 

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Crimped hair & Fringes! The sultry, messy look is trending in 2019 and the 80’s hair trend; crimped hair is what perfects this look. Guess people are done with dead straight hair, but are you? Other than crimped hair, fringes are back in fashion. From actresses, to models to influencers, everyone is trying the good old fringes again.

4 – FANNY PACKS

 

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Fanny packs have been trending since 2018, not only do they look super cool but they’re extremely COMFORTABLE to carry. Perfect for people who don’t like holding bags.
5 – YOGA SKIN

 

 

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Yoga skin is said to be the years biggest beauty trend. The trend was bought into light by Sarah Hill who is a Uk based makeup artist & she says that “I created [the yoga skin technique] to make the skin look lit from within.” Yoga Skin for us is basically prepping your skin perfectly before doing makeup & then adding either strobe creams, face oils or liquid highlighters for a more glow-ey & plumped look.

3 Pair Of Heels That Go With Everything

They say ‘ You’re either in your bed or shoes, so it pays to invest in both¬†‘ but HOW MANY shoes should a girl REALLY invest in? While we figure that out we’ve cracked another mystery for you; heels that go with almost every dress/look.

Red, Nude, Black heels & a comfortable white pair of sneakers! YES, that’s all you need to ROCK any look. It’s the era of social media and pictures in general so let me show it to you guys in the form of some photos that I took from our instagram. We’re always repeating shoes and you should aswell, its TOTALLY acceptable, lol.

Red – Bring color to any outfit/look by pairing a kickass pair of Red heels/shoes.

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Nude – Compele any look with a pair of decent nude heels that compliment not only your outfit but your feet aswell!

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Black – Add class to your outfit/look with any black shoes/heels.

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These have been our go to heels/shoes for 2018, what are your go to colors for shoes? Any specific colors you buy your shoes in to play safe? Let us know in the comments!

Winter Care

It’s getting colder day by day which makes our skin dehydrated and drier every minute. We’ve got you covered with these hand, foot and body butters to use in your winter day/night care routine.

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Bodyshops Almond hand & nail overnight manicure butter is a winter handcare MUST-HAVE it works overnight to keep your hands smooth, wrinkle free and hydrated. It absorbs really quickly so if you’re someone who is into non-sticky non buttery creams, this is the one for you. Body shops butters usually have a very strong scent to it, some that get unbearable but this one doesn’t, its scent is pretty refreshing and mild compared to the other products. Since its a butter in a jar form, it goes a long way so it’s worth the investment.

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Elmore Glycerine cream is a non greasy Chamomile extract cream which literally makes your hand and feet feel like butter. We can’t emphasize enough on how smooth, soft and hydrated they make your hand and feet feel if you leave it on overnight. We’re aware that when you think of a glycerine cream you imagine a very greasy and sticky texture but this cream is the exact opposite, as the jar claims that it is non greasy, it actually is and it absorbs really quickly aswell. Trust us with this one since this is our third purchase already, which makes us realize that it tends to run out a little quickly.

                                                                                 

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‘Body butter is a skin moisturizer that typically contains cocoa butter , shea butter , coconut oil or another vegetable-based oil. It’s thicker than lotions and is extra effective at rejuvenating dry skin, whether used all over or only on problem patches, such as elbows and knees’ As defined by Google.

Now this dry and chilly weather calls for something more than lotions for skin. Lotions are water based that can be good for oily skin at times but not in winters. Your skin needs something more luxurious and moisturizing. This body shop Almond Milk and Honey is the best option we have come across.

Claims to 48hrs intense moisture for sensitive and dry skin and it actually does deliver. The good part is the scent, unlikely to other body butters it does not have a fruity smell unlike most of bodyshop’s body butters. It’s a 10/10 for us.

What is your favorite body butter/hand cream during the winters? Let us know below!

Winter Must-Haves’18

Today we’ll be unveiling all that you need in your wardrobe this winter season from Kayseria’s Classic Winter Collection’18. They’re all unstitched so you have all the liberty of playing around with the stitching.

So, what do you need this Winter Season?

 

Something Beige –
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This printed khaddar shirt had the perfect combination of a subtle beige background with vibrant pink and red boti print on top. Best way to wear this one is to add more color to it in the form or accessories, makeup & heels!
Price 890/- (Click here to buy this shirt)

Something Sleek –
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The cut of the outfit and the embroidery made the whole look so sleek and perfect for the winter nights. I paired the outfit with transparent heels and red tassel earrings. This look is perfect for the chilly nights.
Price: 2990/- (Click here to buy this shirt)

Something Traditional –
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This Black Khaddar printed and embellished ethnic shirt will give you all sorts of traditional vibes & the mirror work on it will add all sorts of bling to it.
I paired this black beauty with pink plain khussas to enhance the traditional touch but ¬†you can also pair it up with heels for a more glam look. It’s either a no-makeup look with this one or a bold red lip look & I went with the later.
2490/- ( Click here to buy this shirt)
Photography: Mtphotography

Something Green –
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Green is leaving but it doesn’t have to leave your closet. This green outfit with pink embroidery was perfect for this fall/winter season. It adds a hint of color to the outfit and makes it alot more brighter. Perfect for those fun filled lunches and brunches along the winter season. I paired it up with nude heels and some traditional pink jhumaks.
Price: 4190/- ( Click here to buy this shirt)
Photography: Mtphotography

Something beige, something green, something sleek & something traditional is our mantra for the winter season, what is yours?

Top 4 Foundations

Hemayal and I have a warm/yellow undertone but different skin types as I have combination to oily skin and she has dry skin, I have acne prone skin with acne marks and she has clear skin but these 4 foundations work great for the both of us so if you’re skin type matches ours then here are the Top 4 suitable foundations for you.

Being a blogger getting ready is an essenital part of our work and these foundations stay on perfectly during shoots and events that last around 6-7 hrs.

1 – Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation

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As the name suggests, this foundation literally makes your skin look like silk. It gives a luminous feel to your skin but if you’re looking for some coverage then this is not the perfect foundation for you. You can still make it work by mixing it with a foundation that has good coverage but it won’t do such a great job alone. Works best during good skin days.

Originally for $64, sells for 9-10k in Pakistan.
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Pro –
Not cakey – Skin like
Luminous feel

Cons –¬†
Expensive
Doesn’t give a good coverage

2 – Maybelline 24hr Super Stay Foundation

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What we love the most is that despite being full coverage this specific foundation is very lightweight and doesn’t look cakey AT ALL. You have to work with it quickly since it tends to dry down on the skin and you can’t blend it if you leave it on for too long. Also, we got a few dms where people said it oxidizes but it didn’t oxidize on either of us, despite having it on for hours.

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We got #Maybelline Superstar 24H full coverage foundation for 2199/- from maybellines counter at Packages Mall, Lahore. It’s available on almost all maybelline racks and counters. It is originally for $9, not sure why it’s so expensive here.

Shade – Ivory

Pros –
Full coverage
Matte
Light weight

Cons –
Dries quickly

3 – Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation

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Another light weight foundation that helps your skin breath and at the same time covers your imperfections. Actually one of the very few foundations that has a good range of option for medium skin tones like ours. Full Coverage, water resistent foundation perfect for long hours.

Originally for $12, online pages sell it for 1500 onwards.
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Pros
Lightweight
Buildable
Flawless Finish

Cons 
Itches some people

4 – Loreal Infalliable 24hr Foundation

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Claims to be a stay fresh foundation that fights makeup meltdown and gives a flawless finish throughout the day. It pretty much does do what it claims and doesn’t dry out on the skin.

Originally for $14, sells for around 3k in Pakistan.
Shade – Natural Rose

Pros
Medium to high coverage
long hour foundation.

Cons
Expensive for drugstore
Tends to get oily after a couple of hours

What we wore on Eid’18

Hi guys! We hope you all had a meethi Eid and got lots of Eidi. Eid is pretty much over but we’re still dealing with family dinners/gathering and some post Ramadan sleeping disorder so we decided to do as much posts as possible to keep ourself busy and productive.

Here’s what we wore on the first day of Eid;

Look #1
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I ditched WHITE guys, I mean sort of.. I went for off-white this time , lol. I tried.
This off-white embroidered chiffon trouser shirt by Coir was the perfect blend of pastels that I wanted for the first day of Eid. I loved the little tussle on the trousers and the embroidery on the dupatta!

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I paired the dress with my current fav mustard-sort-of-yellow heels that I got from Mango on sale. I love the little transparent detail! This shoe almost adds a pop of color to every outfit and it did the same to this Pastel tonned one.

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I’m OBSESSED with jhumkas these days and almost all the jhumkas I have are from the hawkers in Islamabad mostly in F-7 near my moms office.

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I got my blow-dry and mehndi on chaand raat from Faizas Salon, they were kind enough to let us in at 3 am, hehe. I always go for the simple tikka design, its just so me.

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This Eid I wanted to try a simple gharara with a short shirt and this dress from Maria B was exactly what I wanted. It had the perfect amount of festive work on the shirts neck and sleeves. The net duppata had a beautiful border with embroidered flowers all over it.
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For the hair I opted for loose curls as they make my new hair color pop out and for the makeup I did a  purple eye look for the first time with a pink lip.
The details of my make-up look are mentioned here

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I wore my nude heels that I got from Mango and silver jhumkas to complete my look.

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Oh and not to forget i got last minute mehndi done for eid from faizaz salon!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Last min Eid shopping ft Maria B

Eid is not just around the corner, it’s HERE!!! Have you still not found the perfect Eid dress? Are you the one who always gets their dress on chaand raat? Well then you’re at the right place. Here are a couple of ready made dresses that you can buy right away!

Look 1
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This gorgeous green dress caught my eye as soon as I walked into the Maria B store. The net dupatta is rich in colour and the embroidered flowers add just the right touch to the stunning piece that it is. I went with pink earings to give it a splash of color and back heels! Completed the look with straight hair, a middle parting and a dewy makeup look!

To buy this suit click here

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For this look I wanted to go a little heavier! The gharara was just perfect for the look I had in mind. It was a chiffon outfit and the gharara was really voluminous, just what you need for a Instagram worthy twirl. Perfect for eid dinners and just eid in general. With so much going on in the outfit I decided to balance the look by tied up hair and a pair of silver jhumkas. Oh and I wore my favourite nude khussas with it!

To buy this suit click here.

Look 3
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I clearly wanted to try a dark color for Eid since I’ve worn too many whites & white is still my absolute fav but I believe it’s about time I try something different. This royal blue kurta with gold embroidery looked very Eid like to me and the light pink dupatta was the perfet touch to balance the whole look out. Not to forget the golden lace on the edges of the dupatta giving it the perfect Eid Look. I paired them with these yellow heels I got from mango to add another little pop of color. I know, I know we decided not to go for a dramatic makeup look but I don’t know what made me apply that blue eyeshadow but I guess I balanced it with a nude lip color? Yes? No? Yes!
Also I’m wearing Faizas Mink Lashes in the type ‘Herandhem’, they’re super light and natural. You can order yours from¬†here.

To buy this look click here

Look 4
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This ferozi dress caught my eye because of its statement like bell sleeves! I LOVED the sleeves and the color combination of peach and ferozi. The only thing I don’t approve of was the dress being see through despite wearing the ‘shameez’ attached with it. But I believe that could have been covered if I wore a camisole so incase you buy this one don’t forget your camisole! I tied my hair with this look and added a pair of jhumkis since I’m obsessed with them lately!

To buy this look click here.

Photography: The Photoneers
Location: Chak 51
Hope you liked our last minute Eid Shopping, let us know what you’re wearing this Eid in the comments below.
Eid Mubarak in advance ūüôā