Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick In Shade Donut Review, Photos, Swatches

Hi everyone,

Hope all is good at your end.
Today I am here again with another Colourpop product. Colourpop is a brand that delivers affordability and quality at the same time in it's products. It's ultra matte lipsticks and highlighters are very much raved these days.

Colourpop ultra matte lipstick in shade Donut is a beautiful soft pink shade. When I first saw it's swatches, I thought it is a must have for all those who love pink shades.

Now without further ado let's go to the review.


Let's start with packaging. It comes in a white cardboard box with the silver holographic logo of Colourpop on it. At the lower flap you can see the shade name. Inside box, the lipstick comes in transparent glass tube with silver cap that matches with the silver logo. The packaging looks very substantial and gives a high end feel. Good to carry in your hand bag for touch ups.


Colourpop ultra matte lipstick in Donut

The doe foot applicator is good enough to spread the product on the lips. But I guess if it's size were a little bigger, then it could be more easy to apply and could give more nice finish.


Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick in shade Donut
Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick in Donut swatch

The texture of this liquid lipstick is creamy and very thin. It glides smoothly on the lips and dries very quickly. So you have to work faster because once it dries up, it stays. The formula is 100% matte  and long wearing and at the same time it is super drying as well. When you are applying it , feels very light. But once it dries up it feels like your lips have gone stiff. When first time I applied this Lipstick on my lips, It felt so weird. That tacky and stiff feeling on my lips was making it so bad.
After using it two or three times I thought that I may not be using it again, because of extremely drying formula. But the shade was so beautiful that I had to find out the way to solve the issues.

So here are some easy steps that I do before applying this liquid lipstick.

First of all liquid lipsticks need special exfoliation before application. So I exfoliate my lips very well to make them soft and smooth. There should be no dry patches or no flaky lips at all. After cleaning and drying my lips I use lip balm to moisture my lips. Then I apply Lipstick and then on the top lip balm again to seal all the moisture. Because the formula has no moisture at all. I use this method before applying all liquid lipsticks. If you also have dry lips like mine than by exfoliating and  moisturizing, you can also use such drying lip formulas.


The shade is very pretty pink. Although it is described as coral. But I couldn't find any thing coral or even near to coral in this shade. I think it all depends on the skin tone. On my skin it translates as a pure soft pink shade.


The staying power is very good. It stays for more than 8 hours on my lips with drinking and normal meal. After having heavy oily meal you might feel little fading and like to touch up. But for me it is ok even without it.

The pigmentation is intense and one swipe gives apaque coverage. Because it dries up within seconds so you have to be very quick in application. You can add layers while it is wet to get a nice finish. Otherwise at times it gets streaky at some corners. So be careful while applying.

It is a long lasting Lipstick so it can be removed with any oil based makeup remover.

This shade requires that you have applied flawless base and other makeup. It looks perfect paired with smokey eyes.


Colourpop products are easily available at online stores. But before purchasing always  compare the prices and purchase from an authentic store.


That is all for today girls. Have you tried Colourpop ultra matte Lipsticks, which one is your favorite shade? Do let me know in comments section.


Until next time, Take care and stay happy.😃😃😃


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Colourpop Supershock Highlighter In Shade Spoon Review, Photos, Swatches

Hi lovelies,

Hope everyone is doing well.

Today I am talking about a much raved brand these days. Colourpop is now known for quality products at reasonable prices.
The product under the spot light today is super shock cheek highlighter in shade Spoon.


So let's start with the packaging. These highlighters come in card board square boxes. From the transparent plastic cover at one side you can see shade easily. Inside the box the highlighter pan is round in shape and with a transparent twist lid. The lid closes tightly so you can put easily in pocket of your hand bag.


Colourpop super shock highlighter in shade spoon

This is one of the more sparkly shades I have ever used because the sparkles are noticeable on the skin, which may or may not be your cup of tea.

The texture is very smooth, buttery soft and creamy, it  glides on effortlessly and blends well on the skin. It’s highly reflective on the skin when that area where applied, captures the light and that is because of those tiny sparkles.

Staying power is  very good. It stayed for more than 7 hours on my face which is very good for a highlighter.


Colourpop super shock highlighter in Spoon

I really like the shade because it is very subtle somewhere in between gold and a slight touch of silver ( this is how it shows up on my face). When applied it gives a beautiful natural glow. One thing that I have mentioned​ earlier too is that it's tiny silver flecks are also visible ( that must be something everyone doesn't like). When I applied this highlighter for the first time, and noticed some tiny silver flecks I also didn't like it. ( In the pictures above you can notice some tiny silver flecks at the corners of swatches).But after some time I realized that it doesn't look bad at all. Specially if used for night time make up for weddings etc, this highlighter compliments my overall makeup look.

One good thing is that silver flecks stay intact at the place where applied and don't make you a disco ball. Even after several hours I didn't notice any stray particles all over my face or hair. So it is a plus point.

Overall I would say that I really like this shade. And I mostly use it for night time occasions and it looks very nice. But I try to avoid it using it in the day time specially if going out in sunlight.


I bought it from an online store for PKR 1300. Colourpop is easily available at many online stores but prices may vary.

That is all for today girls. Hope you like my post. Give your feedback in comments section.

Till next time take care and stay blessed.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Latest Pakistani Bridal Clutches Collection

Hi everyone,
Hope all are good.

A clutch purse is definitely a must have for every woman’s wardrobe. It is an accessory that can enhance your overall look. It is mostly used when we don't want to carry our large shoulder or cross body bags. These small purses are designed to be carried- or “clutched” in the hand. They are just the right size for any event, whether formal or semi formal. We can easily carry most important items in these clutches like cell phone, lipstick, mirror and tissue papers etc.

There are several different types and designs of clutch bags available, each made to complement some form of attire or environment. They can be short, long, flat, round and many more other styles to choose from. They are available in almost every colour. Besides plain and printed clutches, specially made bridal clutches have heavy work details on them. While clutches with intricate work are also available.

 Bridal clutches are a must have for Pakistani brides. These clutches are specially designed to match the bridal dress and  keeping in view the overall look of the dress, jewelery and shoes.

 Evening bags and bridal clutches are not only a must have for brides to be, but they are equally important for newly Weds and other ladies and girls. These clutches can be carried for any formal occasions, weddings and dinners.

 Ladies Handbags are not only a necessity but also it has become a fashion statement.
A stylish and elegant hand bag is the perfect addition to any outfit that you want to add a little bit of extra oomph to, so you really feel like a contemporary woman.

That is all for today. Hope you find it helpful in finding right clutches or hand bags for you.


Till next time, take care and stay happy.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo Review

Hello everyone,

Hope you are doing well. Today I am here to review a shampoo that I am using for quite some time.

Before going into the details let me tell you that I occasionally dye my hair just for a change ( although I never get my desired colour😂😂). But still just for the love of ongoing trends I pick some decent colours to dye my hair. The problem was that whenever I washed my hair a couple of days after dying, I could see a lot of coloured water while rinsing my hair after shampooing them. And it used to happen every time I wash my hair.

What does it mean.........? Obviously The shampoo I was using had too harsh chemicals in it that it washed away all the dye from my hair. And it happened in every wash. It was so irritating for me because it takes a lot of energy and time to apply dye and obviously money as well. I had read alot of reviews about shampoos for colour treated hair, but I was not sure whether they work well or not. But then I decided to give it a try. I didn't want to go for any expensive brand in my first attempt, but at the same time I wanted to get good results. So after reading some good reviews, I decided to purchase Herbal Essences Color me happy Shampoo.
Now after telling my long story let's go to the review.😁😄


I will start with packaging. It comes in a beautiful pink coloured plastic bottle which is little curvy. And that curvy shape looks a bit stylish.The colour of the bottle is hot pink, it feels so refreshing and gives me spring vibes.😃 The cap opens by pressing from one side. And then by pressing the open end it shuts tightly without leakage. So it is travel friendly, a good point.


The shampoo inside is of pale pink colour. The consistency is jelly like, neither too thick not too thin, perfect for a shampoo. The smell is fruity/ floral having sweet notes. But it is very mild and pleasant. The shampoo has essences of rose flowers in it, so I guess it can be fragrance of rose.


Now coming to the most important part of the review. When I used it for the first time, I had no big expectations from this shampoo. Because I was trying this brand for the first time and also my experience with other some very expensive brands regarding their shampoo was not so good. So I had no high expectations.

But you know what happened after the first use....................I was very happy😄😄.

Here are the reasons why.....

It takes only a small amount of shampoo to wash your hair. Makes a very good lather and cleans hair and scalp very well. And the most important part is that it does not washes away my hair dye. I mean while rinsing my hair I can see clear water running through. I was very happy with the results. And I decided to continue the use this shampoo. Now it has been around two months and I am completely satisfied. One thing I want to mention here is that if my hair are oily( my hair get oily after two days of wash) than I have to wash my hair twice with this shampoo because with just one wash I don't feel like the oil gets washed away completely. So I wash my hair twice if they are oily. Secondly after wash it gives a decent amount of shine and softness to the hair. If you want extra shine then you have to use conditioner as well.


The price is PKR 390 and it is available easily at different stores and shops. Overall I am very happy with the performance of this shampoo. Because it helps retain my hair colour for a longer time period. It gives good results in reasonable price.


That is all for today girls. Hope my today's review is helpful for anyone who is looking for shampoo specially for colour treated hair. You can give your feedback in comments section.

Till next time take care and stay happy.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

My Latest Jewelry Haul

Hey girls,

Hope all are good.

Jewelery is every girl's love. Jewelry, whether of gold or artificial,  it attracts every girl's attention. No girl can ever resist purchasing jewelry,  whether she needs it or not 😀😀😀.


Today I am sharing my latest jewelry haul with all of you.

I always love elegant jewelry sets , specially ear studs, bracelets and rings. I  buy those in small and medium sizes, to wear in daily life or some formal occasions. Besides them this time I wanted some jewelry for festive and wedding occasions.


My latest jewelry haul

So here you can see what I have added to my jewelry collection.


My latest jewelry haul

Look at this stunning piece. Those white and gold jhumkas are love. They are so beautiful, I couldn't resist purchasing them. They can go with any thing gold and white.


That red beautiful set, Jhumkas and matching ring. I bought them specially to match my gold and red net dress.


So colourful yet beautiful. These multicolored ear rings set can go with any colour dress.


I love these cuties. I have a variety of such small ear studs in different designs but never get enough of them.


It's all about today. Girls tell me do you like my jewelry haul. And which piece you like most?

Till next time take care and stay blessed.


Monday, 12 June 2017

Baked Mutton Chops Recipe, Special Treat For Iftars

Hi everyone,

Hope you all are having a great time.

Muslims all around the world are fasting these days, because it is the most blessed month of Ramazan. May Allah shower his blessings on all of us.

Keeping this blessed month in view, today I am sharing again a very simple and quick recipe, which is finger licking yummy as well.

In Ramazan , I always cook those recipes that take less time to cook, so that I can have more time to offer my prayers. And when mercury has risen so much that it is almost impossible to stand in the kitchen for a few minutes, then these quick cook recipes are life savers.


Now let's move on to the recipe. First of all here are the ingredients.

Ingredients

**Mutton chops.                        1/2kg
**Yogurt.                                      1/2cup
**Garlic paste.                            1tspn
**Ginger paste.                           1tspn
**Salt.                                            to taste
**Crushed red chilli.                   to taste
**Chaat masala.                         to taste
**Lemon juice.                            1tspn
**Oil.                                              1 tbspn

I have mentioned the quantity of all ingredients. You can increase or decrease anything according to your taste buds.


Method:

First of all put all chops in a bowl. Put salt and ginger garlic paste in it. And mix these ingredients in the chops well. Now boil these mutton chops, till they get tender and remain juicy but not fully cooked.

Put them in a platter and let cool. Meanwhile you prepare marinate for the chops. Put yogurt in a bowl. Add all ingredients other than ginger/garlic paste in it.(because ginger/garlic is already added). Mix them well. Put it in the refrigerator for two hours, or you can also  put it overnight.

Now after marinating, it's time for baking. Cover baking tray with foil paper. And put all chops on the tray. The oven must be preheated for 15 minutes prior to this. Now bake them for 35 minutes on 250 degrees.Put chops upside down halfway​. And your mutton chops are ready to serve.

Serve them hot with mint chutney. Kids love it with ketchup. And believe me every one asks for more. They look simple but finger licking delicious.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can freeze the chops after boiling with ginger garlic paste, and take them out for baking any other time you want. You can freeze them before Ramazan starts, and enjoy them in your Iftars after baking, saving more time.😃😃


Chops after boiling
Chops marinate
Baked mutton chops recipe
Baked mutton chops recipe
Baked mutton chops recipe

That was all about today. Tell me in comments section how do you like my today's recipe.

Till next time, take care and stay happy.
Happy Ramazan.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Special Ramazan Recipe

Hello everyone,

Hope all are doing great.

Today I am here after a break. Was away from blogging due to my father's death. Going through the most painful phase of my life. But as you all know life goes on, and we have to do our part. So I am back to blogosphere with an easy and yummy recipe, hope you all will like it.

As we all know that we are having a special guest of Allah these days, Ramazan Kareem. Every one whether young or old wants to gather more and more blessings of Allah during this Holy month. We see that ladies have to spend a lot of time in their kitchens, preparing yummy dishes for their family in Sahr and specially for Iftar.

Here I would like to share my thoughts about it. We should focus on our prayers more as compared to any other things. Rather than making so many dishes for Iftar, spare more time for reciting Holy Quran and farz/ nafl prayers and take proper rest. Keep your Iftar healthy yet simple. If Allah has blessed you and you can afford to have many dishes for one time, than think of those who can't have even one. So help those people and share with them. This will not only give you inner happiness but also Allah will multiply your reward many times and will bless you with more.

And last but not the least that it will also ease the burden of the ladies, of all long day kitchen work, because it is very difficult for them to stand in the kitchen in front of the heat preparing different foods. So this Ramazan keep it simple 😃.


Now coming back to the recipe. Today I am sharing a very easy and quick cook recipe. You can prepare it for dinner or even can enjoy it in Sehri. You can prepare it for any meal other than  Ramazan as well. Some people also call it as a detailed version of omelette. Let's see what I have to share today.

Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients:

** Eggs                  4

**Potatoes            1
   ( cut in cubes and boiled)

**Tomatoes.         2
    ( cut in cubes)

**Onion                  2
    ( cut in very small cubes like used for        omelette)

** Green chilli.      4

** Coriander leaves

**Green and.      8-10 sliced
    black olives

**Cheese              1/2 cup grated
    (optional)

** Red chilli powder

**Salt

(Red chilli and salt to taste).

I have mentioned the quantity of all ingredients to give you an idea. You can increase or reduce the quantity of any ingredient as per your taste and liking.


Special Ramazan recipe

Method:

Now the method is super easy and quick. Beat all eggs in a bowl. Add all other ingredients and spices in it. It will form a mixture. Mix it well.
Now put oil in a pan and put it on a slow flame. After the oil gets moderately heated, put the mixture in the pan. And let it cook.
After it is properly cooked, take it out in a platter and serve hot.
You can enjoy it with parathas and plain roti/ chapati as well.

Total time for preparation and cooking is not more than 15 minutes.


I am sure you will like this super easy recipe. And your family members will love eating it, specially kids because it looks very colourful.


Let me know about your feedback in the comments section. And what is your super easy and quick recipe for Ramazan? Share it with us.


Till next time take care and stay blessed. Happy Ramazan.