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!

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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.

Availibity
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

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!

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!

 

 

The Makeup Bullet

We did it before Nikkie, sorry, had to say this lol.
Beauty blenders have been a life saver for all of us makeup junkies and the makeup bullets are just another addition to the beauty blender family, a younger and a much convenient addition. An alternative of beauty blender have been of all the rage this year on the internet there have been silicon sponges, boiled eggs,  makeup bullets and what not.

It’s a little hard to hold a beauty blender in your hand and merge your eye makeup with a blending blush at the same time, hence, a makeup bullet makes it possible for you to do both simultaneously. You won’t even have to worry about your beauty blender falling from your hand again and again. It fits your finger perfectly and helps reach the little corners and niches  of your face that your regular beauty blender is not able to.

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It has a good finish and blends your makeup seamlessly . For people who unintentionally go in with their hands while doing their makeup this product will be a life changer for you as it is a much cleaner substitute.

We love it and would keep on using it but we’ll have to put it out there that it has not stopped us from using our regular beauty blender.

Hope you guys like the review and if you want to see more reviews like this then comment on the Instagram post and we will try our best to bring in more fun product reviews for you!

Subscription boxes & the hype!!!

Makeup subscription boxes are quite a thing now and I can’t say that I don’t love receiving them, I mean who doesn’t love a box full of surprises? I know I do!

So, today I bring to you another subscription box that i recently unboxed on my snapchat ( @miloattique & @hirableeh). It’s okay if you missed it on snapchat, this blogpost has it all covered for you.

Dazzbox was kind enough to send us their makeup subscription box for reviewing and here’s what the box consisted of;
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1. Luscious Cosmetics Eyeshadow;
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Perfect eyeshadow trio for achieving an entire eye look.

2. Heart & Home Candle
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This Mangolia Blossom claims to last for a good 15hours and smells absolutely amazing.

3. Nishat Fashion Jewellery
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All you need to complete your look.

4. Lindt Lindor milk chocolate
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Who doesn’t love chocolates now?

5. NYX Soft matte lipcream
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Okay, so this is what I loved the most, they sent us a Victoria Secret Lip gloss once they found out the nyx lipcream wasn’t original, not many people do that so a thumbs up for the service!

Coming back to the subscription box hype, i think its a fantastic idea and it really makes one eager and excited to receive their box but i think its very important to keep in mind that you give the customers a cut down of how much they’re spending and how much does each product cost for, like Dazz box did;
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It is also very important to make sure that all the products in the box are worth using and fall in the category you’re placing the box in.

You can order your Dazzbox from dazzbox@outlook.com.

Unboxing the Ignite Box

Hi, my angles!
I hope your Eid went well and that you’re all doing great.

Today, I’ll finally be unboxing the Ignite box, I know you’ve all been waiting for this one for a long time but before I start I want you guys to know a little about the whole idea of the subscription box.

Ignite Box is a makeup subscription box which basically is just a box filled with different makeup products which differ from box to box and month to month depending on your skin type and preferences. The Ignite box is of two types; Spoilt & Smart.
The Spoilt box consists of more of the high end brands and costs about 11500 where as the smart box focuses more on the drugstore brands and is for 5500.

Coming back to the Unboxing;
1- Lush Bubble Gum Lip Scrub:

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This sugary perfectly pink polisher keeps lips in tip top condition and tastes of candy floss! It’s very important to keeps your lips hydrated specially when you love matte liquid lipsticks.

2- NYX Lingerie – Lipli 1213639843_10154179876441183_1614250424_o
These seductive lip colors are everything you need for your lips to look flawless all day.
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3- e.l.f contouring blush & bronzing powder
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This palette is your ultimate contouring palette with a perfect size mirror.
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4-M U A Elysium Palette
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From glittery to matte this palette has all the shades you need for your eyes and it also comes with a liner pencil and highlighting pencil so that you can literally complete your eye look with just one palette. Oh and they’re super pigmented!
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5- Benefit BAD gal Lash

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I don’t think I have to say much about this mascara, we all know that its amazing!

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6- Pocket size mirror
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The last thing is  this pocket size mirror which is extremely cute and handy as one side of it is magnified and the other is normal so that you can literally ace your makeup details!
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You can follow the Ignite box on Instagram and order your box now by filling this simple form 🙂

Duvi Stockholm Products

Hey, guys!

I hope you like the new layout of the website, we all love a little change, don’t we? Talking about change, I just changed my skin care products last month and my skin has never felt better.

I never review skin care products until I’ve used them and I’m sure about my opinion on them therefore it took me more than a month to review these Duvi Stockholm products.

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I’ll start with my favorite product out of these two and that has to be the Green Tea Facewash!

Duvi Green Tea Face Wash – Rs 1150/-

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I’ve had some horrible experiences with face washes and I was quite near to believing that face washes and I would never get along until I came across this Duvi Green Tea Face Wash. It’s for all skin types and includes Aloe Vera extracts, it LITERALLY removes all the dirt, MAKEUP and impurities from your face without drying your skin. It actually does reduce the severity of breakouts, trust me on this one, my skin hasn’t gone all wild ever since I’ve been using this little white 150 ml bottle which is enriched with natural ingredients.

Duvi Vitamin Toner – Rs 1300/-
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The Duvi Vitamin Toner removes all the left over makeup and impurities from your face that your face wash fails to remove and returns your skins bright complexion that is hidden behind all the dirt, tiredness and impurities of your skin. The Vitamin Toner consists of Organic Apple extracts from French Provence,  Vitamin C,B1,B2,PP,B5,B6,B9, Provitamin A and Vitamin E. For better results a toner is always to be used after cleansing your skin, it is to be applied on a cotton pad and swept gently on the face and neck, make sure to avoid the areas around your eyes.

The soft towel with the products I received was like a cherry on top and the results of the products were so impressive that I ended up ordering their White Daisy Skin Brightening Cream and I’m loving it.

You can order Duvi’s products from Daraz.pk or their website Duvi.com & you can follow them on Instagram.

Sinfully Sweet!

I recently came across these Jars filled with deliciousness by the name Sinfully Sweet and I wanted to share it with you guys!
I tried two of their jars;
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The packaging is as adorable as the name, love how the mousse is in plastic jars to make sure it can be kept frozen easily.

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I’ll start with the ‘Mutella’ one as it was my favorite, it’s basically Nutella mousse with a chocolate cake base and it tastes amazzzzzzingg. The mousse is super light and it has the perfect amount of sweetness to it, the one that doesn’t want you crave water or make you tooth ache.

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I admit ‘Happy Layers’ wasn’t as tasty as ‘Mutella’ but I loved how they layered Ferrero Rochers, White Chocolate Cookie & Cream, Dairy Milk pudding and Chocoate fluff cake together in one little jar, the only turn off was the chocolate cake as it was a little dry. I did end up finishing this jar too though, hehe.

They have a lot of flavors for you to choose from , being a chocolate junkie I only choose the flavors which had lots of chocolatey stuff init, you can choose whatever flavor you like the best.
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Each jar costs 550 and its available at
-SHAHEEN CHEMIST, Bahria Phase 4, Rawalpindi
-ESAJEE’s, KOHSAR MARKET, F6 Islamabad
-SHAHEEN CHEMIST, Bhittani Plaza, Peshawar

so you can easily avail this sinfully sweet jar of deliciousness.

For further details you can contact them on Facebook.