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?

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Hair Care

Hi, guys!

You know what they say, ‘Invest in your hair, It is the Crown that you never take off’ so today we’ll be sharing some affordable hair tips/treatments that are totally worth it. Summers are all about flaunting your hair with your favorite lawn jora so incase you’ve booked and received your fav lawn jora but failed in achieving voluminous, healthy hair then read below;

– Bond Fusion ( Keune hair treatment)4442_0465c
Color your hair without losing strength with the unique protein fusion system that bonds, builds and boosts the inner hair structure and gives you upto 5 x long lasting conditioning  and 43% less breakage. Your hair not only feels nourished and silky after the first wash but it strengthens the bonds for the later effects and this treatment is highly recommended for bleached/color treated hair. ( Treatment is available on all outlets of Faiza’s Saloon & Sobia’s Saloon)
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Vatika Almond Oil
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Oiling your hair is very important if you have dry hair as it always keeps your hair nourished and silky, my favorite is the Vatika Almond oil and i’ve been using it for more than 2 years now. I massage it onto my hair before every hair wash and rinse my hair thoroughly so that no oil is left in my hair.

Mayonnaise
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I’ve mentioned this one before and i’ll keep mentioning it because it is the best DIY/totka for smooth hair growth; apply mayo on your hair, I merely apply it on the ends of my hair as they tend to get more dry, leave it for 10-15 mins and rinse. I promise that the odor goes away after the wash leaving your hair super smooth and silky.

So Pure
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So pure is another treatment from Keune Pakistan designed to combat hair and scalp concerns whilst at the same time allowing you to enjoy a little me-time with a truly sensorial experience – a rejuvenating head massage combined with aromatherapy.
The so pure treatment is an all organic product treatment that repairs your hair without leaving any side effects.

Skin Deep Powerful Hair Oil
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Skin deep is a an online based brand that makes 100% organic skin and hair products and like wise they’re hair oil is also an organic hair oil which is a mix of 4 carrier oils, lavender and rosemary essential oil that softens your hair and helps in reducing dryness/dandruff.

Do let us know if this post was helpful and don’t forget to tag us in pictures or posts if you try any of these treatments/tips out! Xx

 

Blonde no more

Like the trend we are also officially done with blonde hair (not quite, but almost)… if you’re interested in our black to blonde hair color then you can read all about it here.

Blonde hair tends to get a little too blonde/fried after a while and it had almost been 6 months since we last dyed our hair so a color transformation was quite necessary and it was all possible because of Faiza from Faiza Salon with minimum damage.

– Hira – Look 1 –
I’m all about straight hair with only a hint of color that doesn’t strike the eye or make every other person look at your hair and cringe. So, i decided to go for a straight long bob with blonde/brown contoured hair. Faiza is literally a hair expert as she went straight in with a trimmer to cut my hair and give me the satisfaction of the hair trimming trend, lol.

After the flawless cut, she went on with applying color to my hair (except for the roots, I tend to avoid coloring my roots) in a contouring technique; hair contouring is basically a coloring technique that uses a combination of free hand application and highlighting paired with the careful positioning of different tones and depths around the face to highlight and shadow targeted areas.

The color she used was 6.13 Loreal from the blonde studio & mixed it with Smart bond; a unique system that protects and strengthens the hair during technical services (such as bleach and hair color).

Here are some pictures to show you the process;

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Contouring Technique

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After color

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A little touching

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Final look

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Final Look

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Final Look (Phone)

I personally really like this color and the fresh cut, what do you guys think?

– Hemayal – Look 2

So as Hira has already mentioned that Faiza is a hair expert, I completely trusted her with my hair transformation and more importantly my hair cut. I wanted to get rid of all the rough edges, So she went on with giving a mid length cut with a little bit of layers to add some volume.

After going short I didn’t want a major color change so Faiza suggested a very subtle balayage ( which I wanted to get for a very long time)  ) so I said yes. It is the  most trending technique on social media  for highlighting hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.

The colors she used were 9.1/7.13 Loreal from their blonde studio range mixed with Smartbond to protect my hair from damage and strengthen them.

She completed the look by giving me voluminous beach waves!

Here are the pictures of the process and the final look.

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Before

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After Haircut

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After color

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Final look

I was extremely happy with my new hair. I hope you guys like the look as much as I do.

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Hair Care Routine!

Hi, guys
A lot, like literally a lot of you have been asking us about our hair care products and trust me this post has been in the pipeline for a very long time so we apologize for the delay and hope that this post answers all of your questions!

I’d start from the type of hair we both have;

I, Hira, have straight hair naturally and my hair tends to get oily from the crown pretty quickly which means that i can’t skip washing my hair for more than a day and that’s how it should be for everyone as washing your hair daily is quite harmful if you keep in mind the amount of chemicals that are present in the shampoo and conditioners we use.

Hemayal on the other hand is blessed with curly hair and they’re more on the dry side.

We’ve been asked about the hair products we use quite a lot of times, so here are all the products we use;

Shampoo & Conditioner
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We use the  L’oreal Professional Mythic Oil Shampoo & Masque, the entire mythic oil range nourishes your hair and makes it look more tamed & glossy.
The masque is pretty much to be treated as a conditioner and is to be applied on shampooed hair for about 2-3 minutes and rinsed for deeply nourished, super smooth and irresistibly silky hair. We bought both of these products from the Royli’s salon in Islamabad to be sure of their authenticity

Vatika Almond Hair Oil

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Hemayal prefers using this oil before every wash as she has dry hair & according to her it leaves her hair more silky and that colored hair should not be washed without oiling them (yes, she lives by this mantra & scolds me every time I don’t oil my hair). You can clearly see how much she uses this by looking at the state of the almost empty bottle.

I, Hira, on the other hand prefer applying mayonnaise on my hair and as disgusting as it sounds it leaves your hair super silky and it also helps in hair growth so all those who can bear the smell should definitely give it a try. I leave the mayo  on for about 15-30 mins before taking a shower, don’t worry about the smell guys it goes away as soon as you wash your hair. (yes, im clearly more of a diy/desi totkay sort of a person)

L’Oreal Liss Unlimited

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After washing our hair we apply this evening primrose oil that tends to tame your hair & makes it less frizzy (by less frizzy I mean not frizzy at all). I also tend to use it before styling my hair as it adds a shine in your hair & makes your hair easy to work with.

Mythic Oil

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The last step to our hair care routine is to apply mythic oil, yes we apply the liss unlimited oil before we apply this one, we tend to work this one on the ends as they are always more dry compared to the roots. Applying this luxurious oil  on wet hair leaves your hair more nourished and adds a gorgeous sparkle to your hair!

We hope this answers all of your questions, these are all the products we use and you can clearly see that by the drained bottles. One last thing, yes we both often style our hair and here’s the link to the blog post we did on our hair color long ago as most of you can’t find it; Black to Blonde.

Do let us know what post would you like to see next? 🙂

Black to Blonde!

Hi guys!

Most of you who follow us on Instagram and Snapchat know that we recently got our hair dyed, in other words, our Mother finally allowed us to dye our hair, hehe. We both got our hair dyed by Nazish Bangash; L’oreal Educationist, at Royce by Sabeen Sajjad located in Bahria Phase 7.

I had virgin black hair and I wanted a little change so here’s what I went for;

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In process

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I went for a blonde color with a contouring technique by which the sides of my hair are lighter in shade compared to the center of my hair/head. ( The pictures are unedited). 717 & 811 Loreal are the exact shades.

Here’s a picture of my hair after a couple of washes ;

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I, on the other hand already had color treated hair in the form of highlights but this time I wanted a completely different look so I opted for bronze blonde hair which Nazish & Sabeen decided to do in a sunkissed and balayage mixed technique

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In process

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Final Result.

The staff was extremely cooperative and well trained, thankyou for the look we wanted, Sabeen & Nazish!

Getting myself Pampered at K.Zahra Bridal Lounge

Hi, my angles

Today I’ll be sharing my experience of getting my haircut and the most relaxing mani pedi ever at K.Zahra Bridal Lounge.
So, I recently visited K.Zahra Bridal Lounge which is located in Westridge, Rawalpindi, the interior of the place has a pretty relaxing feel to it which instantly soothes your soul as you can see below ;

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I got my hair cut from one of their professional hairstylists and I was more than just satisfied with my cut, she doesn’t boss around with your hair and does exactly what you tell her to unlike other hairstylists who literally chop more than half of your hair off and call it a trim. I basically went for shoulder length hair because I was pretty much tired of having long hair and wanted to change my look.

Next my haircut was set with a good blow dry, which gave the perfect illusion of having healthier hair which was exactly what I wanted.
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On the other hand I opted for a manicure and pedicure. Which was one of the most relaxing Pedicures and manicures I have ever had. ( And I have had many LOL). They used essie products for both the manicure and pedicure.

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The Pedicure includes a soak. Cuticle oil is applied to your nails before dipping it into the water. Then comes the scrub which has micro beads in it to flake the dead skin of the feet. After which the masque is applied and let dry for a good 5 to 10 minutes, after that comes the most relaxing part; the massage. The staff was well trained and knew what they were doing, she knew about all the pressure points thus giving the massage a more relaxing feel to it, It was ended by applying my favorite nail color, which I had to chose from a wide range of Essie colours.

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The manicure was pretty much the same but without the soak.

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Not to forget how we were asked a numerous amount of times if we wanted to have a drink, coffee or tea. It’s a lovely place with a friendly and experienced staff.

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