Last min Eid Shopping ft Kayseria

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 dresses that you can buy right away!

Look 1 – 

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I’m sure you all know by now that white is my go to color for Eid so I just had to choose this Karandi ready made gown with intricate cut work and embroidery on the gown and the end of the sleeves which makes the entire look 10 × more classy. I went with khussas because I realise Eid is not always all glamourous and sometimes you have to work and it’s more comfortable to do it in flats rather than heels.

To buy this embroidered gown click here.

Look 2
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For the second look i channelled my inner Desi girl vibes and choose this yellow unstitched suit. The crushed dupatta and the gharara screamed Eid! The golden piping on the neck work and the printed + embroidered colorful neck work all in all was perfect for Eid. I had to complete the look with some Desi jhumkas and a red lip color!

To buy this printed and embroidered suit click here.

 

Look 3

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I fell in love with the puffy sleeves and the pastel purple color of the outfit so much that i selected it instantly. The long embroidered shirt was different from what I usually wear and I paired it with a shalwar I styled it with a purple lip color winged eyeliner and loose curls. I wore my favourite purple jhumkas with it and went for nude heels to complete my look.

To buy the embroidered shirt click here

 

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The color of this outfit was everything and the tila work was adding the perfect eid touch to it. The short shirt was paired up with a gharara and looked absolutely breathtaking. I paired it with silver jhumkas and nude heels. For the makeup i went for a simple look with pink lips and a winged eyeliner. For the hair i kept the loose curls from before and wallah this was my second look from Kayseria.

To buy this printed embroidered shirt click here

You can shop these looks from here.

Photography by: Noor-e-fiza Photography
Location: Serai Bistro Islamabad.

Hope this last minute shopping was helpful for you guys, let us know what you’re wearing for Eid in the comments below 🙂

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How I planned a Birthday Surprise!

It’s really hard to plan a surprise birthday party when you’re a desi person who lives, goes out, breaths and sleeps with the person they’re planning the surprise for & it gets 5x more difficult while inviting everyone on the same day and time because everyone has their very own curfew days and times. Guess that’s just what makes it more challenging and fun!

Here’s how I planned Milo’s Surprise Birthday Party ( someone had to make up for her pampering me all the time).

Step #1 Venue
Its super hard to choose a venue specially when you live in the twin cities as half of the people find Islamabad more convenient and half of them find Rawalpindi more convenient.

We (her friends & I)  went back and forth deciding wether to do it somewhere out or on our rooftop & we FINALLY agreed on throwing the birthday at 10 eleven lounge (Street 22, F8/2 Islamabad). It’s a beautiful place which consists of live bbq, bonfire, open sitting place with sheds on top. It was just the type of place we had in mind & thanks to Zeeshan we faced no difficulty in booking it.

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Step #2 Decor
After deciding the place its time to design the decor & OMG THE OPTIONS AND IDEAS ARE UNLIMITEDDDD but they also tend to get expensive at times. Since I was away on work it was really difficult for me to meet event managers for the decor so I decided to settle for the last minute balloon decor & it pretty much did the job.
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Step #3 Menu
A birthday is all about the food and thats basically the most difficult part to decide, Khana Kya hai bhai? It’s really hard to satisfy everyone when it comes to food but we desi’s always have a way out and in this situation it was none other than the evergreen & delicious desi food platter + something light & non desi (sandwiches and fries) a perfect blend of the both Worlds.
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Cake –

As delicious as a fondant cake looks it always goes to waste so we always prefer a regular butter cream cake that looks and tastes beautiful & most importantly doesn’t go to waste.
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Step #4 Photographer 
Ab sab tyar houn aur tasweerain na houn? C’mon now! Without questioning myself or anyone I straightaway called Ali from the photoneers and Wallah my photography tension was solved & thanks to the photoneers our pictures turned out just the way we wanted!
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Real Question – Did Hemayal get surprised? See it for yourself ;)
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Hope this blogpost was helpful and gave you some ideas for the birthday surprise you’re planning for! 🙂

Favorite Drugstore Concealers 2017

Let’s be honest, a concealer is every girls (& guys) secret weapon to look flawless & to achieve the perfect blemish free skin with zero visibility of dark circles. We all know a good concealer can hide A N Y T H I N G & that’s why we’ll be sharing 3 of our favorite concealers of 2017.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (25)

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The perfect NATURAL looking liquid concealer for asian skin tones, it’s an oil free concealer that does not crease under your eyes or cake up your face. Non-comedogenic, Fragrance-free concealer which feels and looks extremely light on your skin, this is our 4th purchase of the FIT ME concealer and it works best on ‘No Makeup’ days where we only apply a concealer, mascara and a lip tint.

How to use:
Dot/Apply over your blemishes/dark circles & pat with your fingers in a soft motion.

Available at most of the stores for e.g. Shaheen , D Watson & Alfateh.
Price (1200 Rs)

L.A Girls Pro Concealer (Natural)
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Medium to heavy coverage creamy concealer that camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. It does tend to crease a little but only when your skin is problematic, can always be fixed if you moisturize your skin before applying it & set it properly after applying it. If applied without foundation it tends to conceal your imperfections but if applied after foundation it not only conceals but also highlights your under eyes and whatever part of the face you want to highlight.

How to use:
Apply under your eyes with either a brush or the applicator and pat with your fingers (or a brush) + Top with loose powder to set.

Ordered from Beautybar.pk
(Price varies from 550 – 700 Rps on different pages)

Maybelline Age Rewind (Medium)
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Long lasting heavy coverage concealer that does not crease AT ALL, we use a darker shade before applying a foundation to conceal the dark spots on our skin and the dark circles under our eyes. Stays for however long you want it to stay & doesn’t budge or smudge if set properly. Definitely an eraser for dark circles./

How to use:
Twist collar of the Micro-Corrector Applicator in the direction of arrows until the concealer is visible on the sponge (it may take some turns on first use).  Using the applicator, apply concealer directly to the under-eye area, blending in an outward motion with fingers.

Ordered from House of rouge. (1300 Rs)

Online Grocery Shopping?

We always talk about beauty & fashion but never about the everyday basic needs of an average person, so today lets ditch fashion and talk about grocery shopping.

It’s not only fashion that needs to be on a budget, start saving more by shopping grocery on a budget from none other than Madina Cash & Carry (MCC) . MCC has been in the wholesale business since 1997 and over the years they’ve expanded their business and opened 20 cash & carry stores all over Rawalpindi & they embark on taking Islamabad next.

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They have lower rates on detergents, powder milk, juices, soft drinks, milk & even diapers compared to the market rates but what makes MCC more special is the fact that they have their own app. Yes, you read that right, they have their own app through which you can shop & order stuff on reasonable prices at your door step.

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The app is very user friendly, it delivers your products with in 24 hrs & it also helps in letting you know the nearest MCC store.

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mcc.customer.com

IOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/pk/app/madinacashandcarry/id1313654014?mt=8

Website: http://www.madinacashandcarry.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madinacashandcarry/?hl=en

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MadinaCashnCarry/

Have you done your grocery shopping online before? If not then do give it a try and let us know you’re experience. Also, let us know if you want more post like this!

Padmaavati Review!

We went to watch Padmaavat (Padmaavati as we would still like to call it) today & here’s our review, a bruetly honest one!

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Lets state the facts first, we all know that the movie is shot beautifully & we didn’t expect anything less from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction. The cinematic experience was one of its kind, a wild, intense & beautiful one! As most of the people had their doubts about how a Bollywood movie would look like in 3D but trust us it was simply mind blowing. We still wonder how much better it would have been if it wasn’t for the protests and riots.

The story of the movie was as strong as it could be & it showed the rich historical heritage of the Rajputs and an evil prince in the shape of Esa Khilji! The image of an evil prince was a tad bit over done, we personally think no human being can be this barbaric or at least we want to believe so.
There was a bit too much fur in the movie to show the evil side of khilji and his love for all things wild, but does one really need that much fur around them?

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The acting of all the three lead actors was hands down one of their best performances so far! We heard people saying that Deepika can only act with Ranbir & Ranveer & that they missed a ‘chemistry’ but honestly the only think you guys miss is the acceptance of seeing Deepika work with anyone else other than the other two. She might have had lesser dialogues to prove her acting but her Body language & facial expressions spoke more than her words.

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Ranveer pulled the charcter of the evil prince so well that he almost had us hating him. We’ve never seen him do an unorthodox role before and now that we have we personally think he can do any role!

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Shahid again did complete justice to his role, he had the exact pride that any Rajput would have in his eyes and his dialogue delivery was just as amazing.

Coming to the ending, it was too strong and intense for our mind and & love for Deepika to digest. It was quite unexpected and pretty much left us confused & speechless nonetheless we would like to thank Sanjay Leela Bhansali for showing the world that women can be strong headed and that they can NOT be won over forcefully.

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We would give this movie an 8/10 & would highly recommend everyone to watch it! Special thanks to #ConstantinePr for arranging a special screening for us at the Arena.

Wedding Trends 2018

The wedding season seems to be in full swing, so we decided to let you know about some Wedding trends that we went with this January!

Mehndi;

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It was more of a mehndi + Tuc campaign look so the yellow was a must, I got this plain
yellow dress from a friend and paired it with my mom’s wedding dresses dupatta to balance the yellow. I LOVE Flowers, hence I went for a bun embellished with flowers & completed the look with minimal makeup from Faizas and my favorite pinky goat lashes.
(Photography: Zulqarnain)

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I had been eyeing this Nickie Nina outfit since a very long time. I loved the luxurious touch in the outfit that was highlighted by velvet & its rich and beautiful color. As it was red in color I played with yellow (gandy) flowers to give the look a mehndi feel. For the makeup faiza from faiza salon created a perfect look to go with the outfit. The pink and red tone eyeshadows from the hudy beauty dusky desert pallet complimented the dress perfectly.

Barat;
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The flowers were there again but in a different color & different style. My maroon/dress was from Nickie Nina and my favorite part of the dress was the shalwar, I was so done with lehngas and shararas as pretty as they look they’re so annoying to carry! This shalwar was super easy to carry and looked pretty classy aswell. The earrings are from FasdesignStuido. I wanted brown eyes and a nude lipcolor to complete this look & thats what Faiza from Faizas Salon gave me.
Photography ( Photoneer )

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For the second day I went for this gorgeous outfit by Iqra f Choudhary . It was a highly embellished velvet shirt with a raw silk bell bottom pants. The makeup look was done by keeping the rich color of the outfit in mind. Dark tone lip colors are the ‘IT thing’ so I went for a dark lip color with neutral eyes! I opted for beachy waves in my hair to complete the look. Earrings by Zaheen Kamran .

Walima;
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I had my eyes on this Iqra F Chaudhry wrap since a very long time & I knew I HAD to wear it. Again this Plum wrap was super easy to carry and looked extremely chic. Faizas went for a purple Smokey eyes and a neutral pink lipcolor & 3D luxe lashes from pinky goat. I kept my hair like I always keep it, straight & sleek with a middle parting.

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The dress. that I oped for the last day was a bodycon fish tail maxi by Hem official. I went for smokey eyes and nude lips for the makeup and kept the same beacy waves as they complimented this dress as well.

Let us know which trends you like out of these and will go for during the year?

Top 5 products of 2017

New year, new us but we’re still in love with some old products that we used in 2017.

– Glow Tonic To Go
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Working? Traveling? Always on the Go? Pixi has the perfect solution to tone, brighten & hydrate your skin with these pre saturated/soaked pads. The package is super travel friendly so you don’t have to carry a separate bottle of tonic and cotton balls along! Click HERE to buy. Price: 3 – 4k

– Eveline Cosmetics White Prestide 4D Day Cream
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We know the word ‘white’ would attract half of you and trigger the rest of you, but this cream is not like your regular whitening cream, its actually a brightening cream which helps your dull skin regain its complexion and smoothness. Its best for getting rid of dark spots & has a very light non greasy texture. Click HERE to buy this for 1050

– Beautify By Amnas 24K Gold & Roses Serum
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Hands down the best product to use before doing your makeup as it hydrates your skin and leaves your skin glowing with a natural radiant! It absorbs super fast & doesn’t leave a greasy texture on your skin. You can also use it on days you don’t do your makeup as it’ll work as a moisturizer & a natural highlighter! (All Skin Types) Click HERE to buy this for 2100

– Cetaphil
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Been obsessed with this one ever since the Makeup Guru NikkieTutorial shared it on her social media pages, by far the most hydrating lotion everrrrr! Even the tiniest drop does wonders, perfect for winters! (Dry Skin)

– Eveline BB Blemish Base Cream
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Don’t feel like wearing foundation? Go for the Mattifying BB cream without worrying about your skin as it already has SPF-15 to protect against UVA/UVB. Tested and worn it for more than 6 hours and it didn’t dry up on the skin or wear off. (Oily – Combination Skin) Click HERE to buy this product for 545

These were our favorite products of 2017, we hope this article was helpful for you. Comment below with your favorite product from 2017!

 

 

To Watch or Not to Watch VERNA!

We were invited by #ConstatinePR to watch Verna in Cinegold plex on this very weekend, we had an amazing time watching the movie with some popcorns because you always need something to munch on. The evening ended with some fancy pastas, steaks & sandwiches from their gold restaurant.

Coming to the point — Is Verna worth a watch or not?

The movie revolves around two HUGE issues that not only occur in Pakistan but are troublesome in the entire world; Power abuse & Rape.

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Verna is all about women empowerment, awareness and education but we personally think that you need a stronger cast to make a big influence or to portray even these three  things & despite Mahira giving her all we think the acting of all the other stars was not upto the mark.

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Verna gives a perfect picture of how unjust our Political system is from the top to the bottom and exactly how we should stand up for Power abuse. We would definitely want women to be strong as Sara, the one who can overcome her fear and fight for her rights and is able to fight for justice and let the powerfull people know that they can’t just get away from all their wrong doings.

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Not that we didn’t love the sight of Mahira beating her husband up for accusing her of being involved with her rapist and hitting her we sort of feel that she recovered from the trauma a little too quickly, which isn’t really the case in real life. We in the first place wish that there weren’t any such incidents and that if there are any the survivors are as strong as Sara but the truth is that they really aren’t.

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The ending was what put us off the most, it should have had a better/realistic ending & punishment for the culprits.

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All in all, we would definitely recommend you to go and watch the movie as it has a more important message to it rather than just a story.

Rating : 8/10.

Casual to Chic Fall/Winter Looks

Hi guys,

How often do you guys like stuff online but are afraid to order it because you’re unsure of the quality, authenticity of the product & its fitting?

Isn’t it a bummer when everyone around you is wearing the same clothes because there are limited shops available locally where you can get trendy clothes?

Well, we’ve got it all covered for you guys!!
As winter is approaching and the Smog ( A VERY SERIOUS ISSUE) is already here we decided to collaborate with brands that have trendy clothes and are of good quality, not to forget that they deliver worldwide so all of you can benefit from this post.

Mode of payment: Mastercard, Visa, American Express & PayPal.

Casual –
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This Orange Trap Jogger set shouts comfort, this was the first set I ordered from Coal n Terry and I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing it through out this winter season!Also, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t wear a specific color, life is too short to wear boring colors!

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I don’t think I’ve to tell you guys that denim jackets are back in fashion and OMG I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE PERFECT ONE FOR SOOOOO LONGGGGG. I received this distressed denim jacket from Windsor which has faux fur on its collar & it lead to an end to my perfect denim jacket hunt. I paired it with a pair of jeans and a grey tank top.

Casual –
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For the casual look I went for a black tank top with plain blue denim jeans and paired it with a chiffon kimono from Windsor store. It’s a layed back and at the same time a well put together look. The floral kimono is the best thing to wear on anything.

Chic –
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This jumpsuit was the first thing i eyed on the windsor website, I instantly knew how i would wear it and that is exactly what I did! Brown heels and looped earrings.
Strips make you look taller and that is exactly what I was aiming for.

Photography Credits: Zulqarnain Ali Syed

Hope you guys liked this post!

Day to Night Fall Looks

Hello, guys!

The weather seems to be getting a little chilly and the rate of people getting sick and flu is increasing which means that its time to put your off shoulder tops and lawn dresses away and prepare for a cooler weather.

We collaborated with one of our all time favorite eastern clothing brand; Kayseria to bring you some Day to Night Fall looks so you guys can get a variety of ideas to pull off this Fall Season!

Day Looks

For the day time look I chose this cotton modale dress in lilac color & added frill sleeves as this season is all about fiddling with the sleeves to make a statement so the frill sleeves had to be done. The knee length shirt complimented the flared pants well and I completed the outfit wearing pink pump heels. Not to forget the purple jhumkis that I tossed on in the end which I got from a stall in Islamabad.
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For the makeup look I wanted to do something out of the box and colored eyeliner being all the rage this season I opted for a lilac eyeliner to match my outfit and fusia pink lip to compliment it. For the hair I went for beachy waves which I got done from Faiza’s Salon as they look the best in day time.
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Yellow & Orange are the most trending colors of this season , so I got this Khaddar suit and adorned it with Handmade buttons that enhance the print on the shirt. I made the look a little more fancy with a pair of traditional earrings and a colored liner which is quite a trend of the year.
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Night Looks –

For the night time look I went for a black and red outfit. The peplum top with the tussel umberella sleeves was my pick as it would accentuate my lean figure. The bell bottom trouser added a few inches to my height & to complete the look I went for skin wedges and these silver rajestani ear rings I got from Karachi .
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I popped on an orange lip with a perfect black wing because my outfit had lot of flare and I didn’t want to take the attention away from it so I went for a low pony tail with a simple middle parting .
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While hoping for winters to come up real soon I choose a 3 piece suit with a beautifully printed shawl for my night time look. Nothing looks more decent than a plain suit and a colorful printed wool shawl in a chilly night. All I needed to complete my look was a bold lip color and my all time favorite middle parting ponytail to make sure that the only thing I have to take care of is the shawl and not my hair.
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Grab these outfits from HERE as there’s a sale going on which is UPTO 50% off.
Hope you guys liked these looks Xx