Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sleek Eye Dust in 680 Dirty- Review, Photos, Swatch and Look

Company/Brand Claim: Perfect for a wash of bold color on the eyes that can be layered as desired for a stronger, more intense effect, perfect for any occasion.
For Skin Type: All
Packaging: Plastic jar with an easy twist lid and inside sifter.
Product Coverage: Full
Formulation: Shimmer Pigment
Texture and Feel: It is soft and powdery but doesn't feel like granules.
Color: Deep Chocolate Brown   
Fragrance: None
Application: Apply using brush, applicator or finger tips.
Result: I don't understand why it is named "dirty" as the eye dust itself is an extremely bold and beautiful color which will suit every skin tone on the planet. It is super pigmented and I was glad to see it can be easily applied using an eye shadow brush and is blendable. Yes! You can even apply it with a sponge applicator or fingers but I wouldn't recommend it as it won't transfer all of the product. There's a huge amount of shimmer in there but you can use it according to the makeup look you're doing. Just don't pick up a lot at once. The eye dust leaves a metallic finish and can be used to create soft to bold looks, like the ones on fashion runways. Dirty is the perfect shade which can be accomodated with party wear and sparkly clothes. The jar has a sticker inside under which there is a sifter which helps with the product flow. It doesn't necesasarily need primer to hold but if you want to enhance your eye makeup or have very oily lids you can use one. The only thing I don't like about it is the fallout. But there's nothing that can be done about that as powder pigments will have fallout no matter what. So be sure to hold a tissue or use a shadow shield.
Staying Power: Lasts for hours and even longer if used over an eye shadow base or primer.
Times Tested: 3 times use.
Cons: Fallout. May crease on oily lids.
Anything Else: -
Sleek Eye Dust is available in a 6.5 grams jar and comes in 22 shades ranging from matte to shimmer finish.
Rating: 4.5/5

Take it:
You're looking for a shimmer eye shadow
You into bold makeup looks
You prefer pigments over pressed shadows
You like to experiment with eye makeup
You want to wear it for a party
You find it affordable
Leave it:
The colors are too bold for your liking
You're not into bold makeup looks
The fallout is an issue
You have very oily lids
Price: Rs. 550/-  and $4.49
Available at: 
Pakistan: Online at Just4Girls and Beauty Arena.
International: -
Alternatives:  You can find pressed version of this in Sleek eye shadow kits. Mac pigments are a more expensive version.

Conclusion: I would definitely love to get more of these. Sleek has done a fine job with this product. Recommended? Yes.
Sleek Eye Dust in 680 Dirty
Sleek Eye Dust in 680 Dirty
Sleek Eye Dust in 680 Dirty swatched
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

EOTD: Deep Chocolate Smokey Eyes

For this look I used:

* Sleek Eye Dust in Dirty (review coming)
* Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette (read review)
* Revlon Color Stay Eye Liner in Black/Noir
* Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow in Winter White (read review)
* Glamorous Face Funky Look Eye Liner in 01

This look can be worn to a party or celebration or any formal event. Hope you liked it.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ladies Love: Everything Pink

The "Pink" Revolution.

Just about a few years ago "Pink" was just an ordinary color. It was plain, sweet and girly. But today, pink is a lot more than just a color. It's a style icon and has gained popularity opposite the ever so classy "Black".
As of now The more pink stuff you have the more stylish you are considered. From cellphones to laptops, from notebooks to bags, we even have exclusive pink furniture available these days. Of course this concerns ladies only. Pink is so not for men in my opinion.
So if you're not into pink yet, this lens will definitely change your thoughts about the hottest color around.

I like Pink because

It makes me feel more girly and nice.Lol,and maybe the fact that it's something so new in technological fields. We never had pink phones, laptops or gadgets. Everything out there was either black or silver. So when pink popped in, it really created a difference and maybe that's the reason i love it.

Pink Clothing

Pink clothing is not something new. But what is new is the transformation. Pink dresses either come in beautiful prints or embellished with sequins, beads, crystals and stones. You’ll find lots of funky tops, tanks and shirts with pink girly slogans and glittery text.
So if you don’t have anything pink in your wardrobe you better start looking for some nice pieces. They’ll surely add more elegance to your style. And i think the best place to look for pink clothing is victoria’s secret as they own a “Pink” brand as well.

Pink Makeup

Makeup has moved to most lighter shades of pink like rose and nude. Such makeup is a favorite of celebrities and other makeup buffs such as me. I never go out without a nude pink lip gloss and i hope you don’t either. It gives you a more subtle and natural look.

Pink Perfumes

Who would fall in love with pink perfumes? I have, lol. It’s not actually the perfume, it’s the bottle. Gaint perfume brands these days design the most beautiful bottles on the planet. Sometimes, i feel I’m actually paying for the bottle and not what’s inside it. They somehow seem to mesmerise me and i don’t throw away the bottle after I’ve used the perfume. Some of my favorites are Nina by nina ricci (picture on the side), touch of pink from lacoste and victoria’s secret perfumes.

Pink Bags

I really like pink totes, wallets and buket bags. Although they’re just normal bags, but the pinky color tone makes them fun to carry around. And i don’t really know why? 

Pink Jewelry and Watches

I see jewelry encrusted with pink gemstones or a less expensive version is charms and gumdrops. Pink watches have been teen favorites for some time now. So if you’re missing out on any pink accessories you’re keeping yourself out of fashion competition.

Pink Shoes

From the softness and cuteness of furry slippers to the sexyness and sheen of high heel sandals, you’ll see a lot of pink shoes on fashion ramps and on the streets. So if you wana own a pair as well, below are some good deals.

Pink Hair Straighteners

They only straighten your hair and nothing else. So what’s this color craze about? Well, a lot of fashion addicts own pink hair straighteners and i would love to get my hands on one too. Specially the Ghd pink hair straightener on the side.

Pink Ipods

Pink is so contagious. Nothing is out of its reach, not even ipods. I’m glad to see they come in a metallic shocking pink tone which is a glossy like color and so pretty to look at. So if you’re thinking of buying an ipod, you might wana rethink your choice of color.

Pink Cameras

Digital cameras can’t be bought very often. So if you’re going to buy one, go for pink. Digital cams are expensive but they can make great gifts for your someone very special, if you can afford one. These days almost all major digital cam brands have both shades of pink (light and dark) in their color scheme.

Pink Cellphones

Girls kinda like it to show off their pink phones. As far as i know the “Pink Phone” trend was introduced by Motorola which was actually a big hit and kept on growing. Today, after basic colors for a phone are out, there’s an exclusive pink color launch following right behind. And as surprising as it may sound, pink phones of the same model are rather expensive than other colors. Wohoo Pink!

Pink Laptops

This is a treat for girls. Specially me. Computer giants like dell, hp and acer have launched the cutest little netbooks which are easy to use, affordable and of course come in “pink”. And if you want to play with your laptop you can buy plain or printed laptop skins or decorate it with beads and swarovski stick ons.  

Hope you enjoyed the post. Have fun!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White-Review, Photos, Swatches

Company/Brand Claim: 12 hour wear eye shadow

For Skin Type: All

Packaging: Thick chubby pencil with transparent plastic cap

Product Coverage: Sheer

Formulation: Cream

Texture and Feel: Very soft but transfers a lot of product.

Color: 01 Winter White
Fragrance: A very slight wooden fragrance

Application: Wear it like a regular eye shadow.

Result: Milani shadow eyez is a creamy eye shadow pencil which does not offer anything out of the ordinary. It is an eye shadow pencil and is suppose to work as an alternate to regular pan eye shadows. Now there are a few things of concern. Firstly, it is pigmented as it claims but sheers down to a very light color if you try blend it with your fingers or even a brush. The pencil transfers a lot of product which is OK with some of its shades but I wouldn't want to wear a lot of white shadow alone. You will need a thick pencil sharpener for this and that will of course waste a lot product. The uses I can think for it are as an eye shadow base, to highlight the tear duct and eyebrows. I would not recommend using it on the lower lash line as it clumps the lashes and makes the eyes seem zombie like. If you're into very bright looks or don't mind the sheer look after blending then you should try one out. 

Staying Power: Will last a few good hours if not rubbed away.

Times Tested: Several times
Cons: Not blendable

Anything Else: I wish it was a twist up. A sharpener can really eat it up quickly.

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow comes in a 2.8 grams content pencil and is available in 6 bright shades and 6 neutral shades including a black.

Rating: 2/5

Take it:

You're looking for a color eye shadow base
You're into bright colors
You prefer metallic finish
You like bright eye makeup looks
You want to wear it as a highlighter for brows and tear duct

Leave it:

You find it hard to blend
You have oily lids 
You want to wear it as kajal 
You don't want to wear it alone as an eye shadow
You don't like sheer coverage
You find it expensive

Price: Rs. 950/-  
Available at: 
Pakistan: Naheeds, Chase-up and other leading super stores. Online at Just4Girls and Beauty Arena.
UAE: -

Alternatives:  White shadow pencils available locally can do a similar job for a much lesser price. I have one named Italia ultra fine eye liner in shade 717 White Pearl which can be used as kajal and highlighter. I highly recommend it over the shadow eyez.

Conclusion: I love Milani for its range of products and bright colors but this one just falls flat. Recommended? No.

Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White
Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eye Shadow 01 Winter White blended over eye lid
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Eid and OOTD

This Eid I wore a White printed Al Mirah outfit my mother gifted my on my first visit to Pakistan after marriage. By now I'm sure know of my obsession with the brand. I'm even thinking of doing a separate post for my collection. Perhaps anytime soon.

So this dress is a straight salwar suit with a printed lawn dupatta. The shirt has silver work on the front which seems heavy and feels like nothing upon wearing the kameez. I've always loved JJ and Al Mirah for their quality. I paired it with Kolapuri Chappal for a more traditional look. Hope you guys like my outfit. Do share you comment. Enjoy!

dupatta print

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shop Sephora Volume I

So it's time to reveal the surprise! Today I'm launching a new segment that is going to be a regular feature *fingers crossed* on KBB. As the title reads "Shop Sephora", you might have a rough idea about what's it going to be. 

I just love love love Sephora! They have so much under one roof and undoubtedly a lot for everyone. The idea behind launching this segment was that there are several Facebook pages taking custom orders for the cosmetic giant and I believe there's a lot there that is missed out. A great offer, sale or maybe something that's new and a must have. Here's when I pop in! 

Every 2 weeks, I will pick and feature 10 products from Sephora, that I find "qualitative and worth a purchase". If you are about to place an order/s you might want to checkout my picks as they may be of help. So check back in time if you don't want to miss out on some great deals!

This is not a sponsored feature nor is it affiliated with Sephora. 

So let's begin...
Bare Minerals Show Me The Shimmer Set is a collection of their dazzling Marvelous Moxie lip glosses is great for someone who loves neutrals and shimmer to top off a beautiful shine. For $15 it's actually a great deal. For more details click here.

Glimmer twins from The New Black are a treat for nail polish and nail art lovers. Enriched with slight and heavy shimmer. Priced $7, the beautiful hues will add a touch of glam to your nails. For details and more color options click here. 

Laura Mercier Hi-Lite Duo is a must have summer essential. The set comes with a face highlighter and a nude toned lip gloss. Applied along with a swish of your favorite kajal, they'll complete a subtle summer makeup look for sure. Priced at $15, for details and color options click here.
Smash Box try it kit is still available at Sephora. It contains five of their besties in delux sizes. For a flawless finish experience try it for $19. For more details click here.

If you've been coping with acne, here's your chance to try out Clinique's Acne Solution Clear Skin System starter kit. I've always been a fan of Clinique's clarifying lotions as they really do help with acne problems. This kit comes with an overall clearing treatment cream, clarifying lotion and cleansing foam. Priced $36, for more details click here.
Beauty Blender Best Friends. What so special about this one? The duo comes in a detachable heart shaped case, so you can share one with your best friend. I'd share it with my mom. Priced $39.95, for more details click here.
The Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler for her is a heavenly case of mini luxurious scents from brands such as Gucci, Lancome, Juicy Couture and more. It's the perfect gift for someone special and you can even share. Plus, try a new one everyday! For $58, it is not to be missed. For more details click here.
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for her is a holy grail kit for ladies on the run and/or frequent travelers, specially who do not have time to pack up every little thing. The pouch comes with 16 essential daily use products that can be used for hygiene purposes. For only $16, it's a bargain. For more color options and details click here.
Sephora Put to Reuse Bag is a canvas tote and can convert into a small bag also. It's basically a sweet charm for all  Sephora fans and for $10 it's an essentially trendy bag to have. For more color options and details click here.

Volume I Top Pick!

Givenchy Black for Light Mask is a foamy, feather light, carbon colored mask that I have personally used and I'm a fan. Certainly every girl with oily skin is going to love this mask as it not only purifies the skin but also produces a luminous glow. There's a visible difference after use and I can't wait to have more of it! Priced $86, for more details click here.

That's it for Shop Sephora Volume I. I hope you enjoyed it and grabbed some ideas for your list. If you've already used any of the above products do share your experience in a comment below. I'd certainly love your feedback as well. Till Volume II arrives, Happy Shopping! 
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jewelry Haul from Nishat- Arm Candy

It's the holy month of Ramadan and I'm sure the ladies out there are also planning on their Eid outfits and looks. So I thought to share with you guys my jewelry haul from Nishat Linen. I bought these pieces from their branch in Dolmen City Mall Karachi. All of these were priced at Rs. 500/- and under. The quality is great and there was loads to choose from. Checkout Nishat for some beautiful Eid jewelry. Enjoy!

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