BEAUTY BLOGGER AWARD’16

I was taking my time to let the “Liebster Award” tag sink in when the “Beauty Blogger Award” came in as yet another surprise. And boy, I was literally S U R P R I S E D!

What started as in pure lark has now become an integral part of my life. I was oblivious to this world and the fact that there are so many people out there who shares the same passion as mine; my heart swells with pride and happiness when fellow bloggers empower a novice like me and acknowledge me in their blogs.

My gratitude to Glamorous Etoiles for giving me yet another opportunity to connect better with y’all. I feel incredibly privileged! 🙂 Don’t forget to check her blog and show some support. You are going to love it!

So, let’s get started! 🙂

 Rules:

  1. Tag the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate 10 beauty/lifestyle/fashion bloggers.
  4. List 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them.

Let’s get on with my answers! 😀

  1. Favorite high end makeup brand and drugstore makeup brand?
    I only have used MAC in the high-end makeup range, and it does have my like button. As in drugstore, it has to be Maybelline.
  2. Favourite Youtuber?
    Amenakin, Kaushal Beauty, Michelle Phan, Farah Dukhai.
  3. Liquid, Gel or Pencil eyeliner?
    I battle between gel and pencil. 😀
  4. What is your favourite beauty secret or hack?
    None I could think of as of yet. *blank face*
  5. First makeup product you purchased?
    Kohl and lip-gloss.
  6. If you could only use 3 beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
    Concealer, Setting powder and Lipstick.
  7. Neutral eyes or bold pop up colour?
    Bold pop up color for life! *_*
  8. What is your biggest makeup struggle?
    Getting my eye-liner right. I suck at it. 😦
  9. Do you always take your makeup off every single night?
    I don’t put on makeup that often. But when I do, I make it sure that I put it off before going to bed. And girls, I recommend the same; dare not skip it!
  10. Favourite liquid foundation?
    Right now, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation.

I, hearby, nominate:
The Life Of Kristyn.
Life With Lil Red.
Jasmine Catches Butterflies.
Gul-e-Zehra’s Blog.
Derpy Pink.
Media And Makeup.
Love, Estelle
Me, Myself And Vogue.
50 Shades of Jay.
Ramona Crisstea

My questions are:

  1. Favourite Skin care brand?
  2. What is one DIY you swear by?
  3. Whats your favourite part of your makeup routine?
  4. Heels or flats?
  5. What is your current favourite T.V show?
  6. What is your favourite tool to apply foundation?
  7. What age did you start using makeup?
  8. What is your biggest makeup struggle?
  9. Your go-to online websites for shopping?
  10. Have you ever thought about giving up your blog at any point? If yes, why
    ?

Let’s generate positive vibes together :). I look forward to the answers of each one of you, pals <3. Please do share your links to the post in the comment section below so that I can reach it. Can’t wait!!!! 😀

Love&Prayers,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

 

Flight 7500

High-low-high!

This is what me and my cousin had been throughout this movie, “Flight 7500“.

It was the weekend and my cousin came to spend it with me. We had some errand, but luck wasn’t in our favour and we were much to our disappointment unable to make it. Anyhoo, everything happens for a reason, so if something does not happen your way, my friend, see the brighter side and be positive 🙂 I try and do the same; recommends the same!

I am not a movie person until some one is with me 😀 So, since my cousin-sister was here, I grabbed the opportunity and treated myself to a movie night and wohoo! IT WAS A DISASTER! *oops*

And as it ended, we felt like ending our lives too. I mean, why does it have to end like this?

I am not going to reveal much other than that it involves a plane possessed by some supernatural force. Over to you people!

I bet you would feel the same as we did whilst watching the end.

Know what was the best part of the movie?…. . Well, they were the french-fries made by me, hehe 😀

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Please don’t hate me when you watch this movie! I am a pretty nice person at heart with just a bad movie day so I had to unleash it somewhere, hehe 😀

ZK.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

Liebster Award 2016!

Friends,

Isn’t it an utmost delight to get to know people across the globe? Tell you what, at some point I was quite skeptical of how my blog would go, but Alhumdulillah it’s been a tremendous ride.

… .And the cherry on top is this nomination by the ever-so stunning fellow blogger “Jhalli Diva“. Thank you and a big virtual hug for nominating me pal <3. Guys, do visit her blog for it’s loaded with real amazing posts. 🙂

Here come the rules:
1.Acknowledge the Blogger who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer 11 questions that the Blogger gives you.
3.Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 5-11 Blogs that you think are deserving of the award.
5. Let the Bloggers know that you have nominated them.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Now, let’s get to the fun part. Here are the answers to the questions I was asked 😀

What’s the weather like right now?
Summer!! Karachi is all about Summer!!!

Do you drive? Have you crashed?
No, I do not drive. And the day I will drive would be the last day of every other human being on this Earth, haha!

What was the last movie you saw?
Life As We Know It.

Have you ever been to a different country?
No 😦 Dying for an opportunity though!!

Do you like sushi?
I haven’t tried it yet but would love to.

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
18 🙂

Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Cosmetic Lenses; depends on my mood and on the occasion :D.

Do you color your hair?
No, but I am planning too.

What is your eye color?
Black.

Which are your 3 favorite brands?
As in cosmetic, Maybelline, Rimmel and Elf

Who are your Favorite YouTubers?
Amenakin, Kaushal Beauty, Farah Dukhai, Mimi Ikonn

I,hereby, nominate:

Following are the questions I’d love to see you guys answer 🙂

1) What 3 essential tips will you give to a newbie blogger?
2)Top 3 book suggestions?
3)All time favourite leisure activity?
4)Favourite cosmetic brand?
5)Favourite clothing brand?
6) Reveal 5 facts about yourself not discussed on your respective blogs ever.
7)Your pick: Instagram, Twitter or Facebook?
8) Have you met any other bloggers in real life?
9)How did your family and friends react upon knowing about your blog?
10) Who do you look up to as your role model?
11)Your favourite holiday spot?

I can’t wait to read your answers fellow bloggers 🙂 Please do leave the link to the post in the comment section below; I most earnestly am looking forward to it.

Lots of love,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

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Revlon Photoready BB Cream – Review

Assalaam-u-Alikum lovelies! 😀

I hope this post finds you all hale and hearty and each of you is having an amazing day.
Since past few days, I am planning to give my blog a major revamp. I just feel there’s something amiss and my sister (the amazing mua,blogger and multimedia artist) further stamped it by pointing out the issues. And they literally caught me off guard. *YIKES*
So yeah, my blog really needs a finishing touch and hey, I’m already on it! Wish me luck…

This happens to every novice blogger… .but hey, people it’s better to be late than never and of course you learn as you grow. And I happen to be in that phase of learning, doing and growing 🙂

Before I change my mind and start writing an entire book over this “Learning With Time Phase”, let’s take you to the Product Review Bandwagon.

Revlon Photoready BB Cream” is what you are going to read about just now.

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Image Courtesy: Google


1…2…3… .Ready Steady……………………………….. .GoOo!!!
😉

It comes in a metallic grey and black tube packaging. With SPF-30, it sure is a jackpot. This for me has a big YES for ladies who have normal to dry skin and as for the ladies with oily skin, if you are eyeing on this or in case it’s on your wish list, my dear, just abort, I REPEAT, abort the mission of going to a make-up booth only to purchase it.

Consistency is just to the point, not at all runny nor too thick. Being a Karachi-ite, where Summers rule, it did not sit well on my skin as I have such an oily skin that you can fry up an egg or some fries if it’s your evening snack time, Duh!. Upon its application, it felt greasy and quite heavy. And, and, and it oxidized badly; did not even last for a mere 4 hours.

I used it in winters, which hardly lasted for a month here in Karachi, *sigh*. It worked perfectly fine then as I get flaky dry in winters. I did not budge for a good 6 hours; yes, it did slide off my T-zone after that. Having said that, did not feel greasy at all as that in summers. Above all, it has this amazing hydrating formula which went really well with my skin.
Ladies, it is super light-weight and evens out your skin-tone. Dewy finish, for which majority of the beauties craves for, is what this gives you.

.If you are up for a soft, natural or no-makeup make-up look, then this is your vehicle for it ;). However, you might have to run for your concealer to hide those nasty blemishes for this does not cover them well enough

Okay, I am short of vocabulary as to how must I define its fragrance. But I can tell you that I kind of dislike it. It gives me wee bit tacky eek. To many, the fragrance doesn’t bother much, but it does bother me a bit. So it’s entirely on an individual’s preference

PROS:
-Lightweight formula
-Super hydrating
-Dewy finish
-Travel-friendly
-SPF-30
-Ideal for Asian skin-tones
-Easy to blend

CONS:
-The fragrance
-Does not manage to cover blemish/spots
-Not meant for oily skin
-Should last for 8 hours at least

Have you tried the Revlon Photoready BB Cream? Thoughts?

See you soon Insha Allah,
Zk:)

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

Helios: Femina

Michelle Phan, the Youtube sensation, does it again!

Her long-dreamt project has finally managed to set foot and has taken the viewers by storm. Yes, you can now catch up with her first ever digital comic, “Helios: Feminahere.

Helios: Femina executed around a dystopian (derived from utopia) world brings you Rhea whose ultimate mission is to save humanity. It is most certainly a visual delight and will take you to a cosmic-ride loaded with adventures and twists.

In the era where technology is ruling, join Phan where she takes you to a whole new world of elemental magic and ancient alchemy. With the spotlight on “women empowerment“, Phan is in hopes of bringing a positive change through this comic and I am the biggest advocate of this approach. 🙂

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“It was very important to me for the storyline to be centered on female empowerment,” Phan tells PEOPLE of the comic’s underlying message. “By sharing one powerful story, I believe you can ignite a movement and create a positive, supportive community.”

With 5 chapters already out, the 6th one is not too far. Every Sunday, enjoy a new release of Rhea’s journey and support the women power lovelies! 🙂

What to do you think of this comic? I’d love to hear your views in the comments section below. 🙂

Good luck!
Zk

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23

-Extract from:  http://www.people.com/
-Image courtesy: Google.

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All are called, but few answer… .

 

Unboxing – Dresslink Review

Hi my girls!

Imagine! You wake up to a pouch full of surprises.
Eeekk! I had one such morning and my jaw dropped over the sight of some really gorgeous goodies.

Okay, okay.. . Let’s just stop with the riddles and head straight to the point 😀

Dresslink, about which I happened to discuss in my previous post , was kind enough to send me a gift hamper which had 2 amazing chic dresses and a make-up sponge.

Okay I apologize for such a haphazard picture of the parcel, hehe. I actually was so excited to unwrap it that I forgot to click it beforehand. After unwrapping, it clicked me to capture a snap of the parcel and so the result is a tad bit distorted.

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Now,now, nowww! The dresses!!!
The sizes sent did justice, and the quality is absolutely wow. Trust me when I say this; I am not at all exaggerating. My mom’s really very fussy about fabric and its quality and when this managed to impress her, I literally felt accomplished, haha :D. She loved the goodies sent more than me actually. Woot woot!

This black and white maxi dress has an exquisite net bodice which adds that oomph element to this dress. The flare is cherry on top, crafted beautifully, it gracefully accentuates the body and brings that correct flow a maxi must. Perfect for parties, friends get-together or even a farewell party 😉


This rusty brown top is perfect for a lunch with a friend, or even as go-to college/university wear.  Modest length and the cute mini-flare makes it a perfect dress. The buttons on the bodice further adds a contemporary drama and makes it look smart.

The makeup-sponge works really well too, be it, damp or dry. It blends out the foundation evenly, is travel-friendly and is a good dupe to the beauty blender. What more can I ask? 😉


Some statement necklaces can be worn to bring that  bling-game to these dresses. What say, ladies? 😉

Love these products? Oh, they are just a click away:
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For more visit Dresslink’s website: http://www.dresslink.com/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=lendy-zkhan23

This is your ultimate ride to the beauty galore! 🙂

Have you had the experience of shopping at Dresslink? What are your thoughts?

Toodle-oo,
Zk

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23