A Mini Haul from MyGerrys – Hit or Miss?

Hey guys!!!

Soooo, another week passed without a post 😦 I wonder what is wrong with me.
Anyhoo, I am back and will defo try to maintain my previous consistent approach.

I kid you not when I say I am not at all a market rambler. Hard to believe? I understand since many are only comfortable with going to markets and physically feel the quality and all. In my case, I am rather comfortable with the *click* *click* *click* philosophy :D. I love shopping from the comfort of my home and feel extremely paranoid in the markets and get overly irritated whilst shopping. Yes, there are days when I do feel like going to markets, but only when I need some footwear or something in a product that I suspect might bring me a problem; so to be on the safe side, I make my way into the markets much to my chagrin. But guys, such days are rare, online shopping always is my first priority :D.

A few days back, I was looking for some reliable outlet to shop a few things I have been eyeing on since like ages. Reliable as in both secure shipping and of course the price. And that’s when MyGerrys (mygerrys.com) came at my rescue. It brings you a whole array of goods, from clothing, cosmetic, to kitchenware, home decor and gadgets.

The products which I shopped from MyGerrys were L.A Girl Glazed Lip Paint in shade Tease, L.A Girl Matte Pigment Gloss in shade Frisky and MISS SPORTY Morning Baby! Cream Blush in shade 001 Pink Flush.

For me guys, the shopping experience from MyGerrys is hands down a hit! The products I bought are a rare sight in Pakistan and to acquire them is such a hassle. After exploring through many Facebook pages which deals in foreign brands, I was very unhappy as they were charging literally double of everything in addition to the delivery costs. Then I shifted to other online portals, there either my desired products were unavailable or were at the high price tags.  Ultimately, everything was getting beyond my budget.

I am happy that I came across MyGerrys as it offers the products at quite a reasonable price as compared to other portals you would find the products at. You’ll come to know why when I’ll mention the prices of the products I bought and trust meee, you’ll be blown away :D.

If I talk about the shipping and handling, the only thing that bothered me was that it did not fulfill its claim of delivering within 24 hours. I got my order after two days to which I was quite surprised and disappointed as I obviously anticipated a 24 hour one. Having said that, my disappointment soon vanished as soon as came across the excellent packaging. I am sorry I couldn’t photograph it, but seriously, it was very well packed. It came in a big envelope-type case and inside the products were securely enclosed in bubble wraps; perfectly taped and wrapped. It took me at least a decade to unpack the things, but C’mon, you can definitely tolerate that for the sake of getting your products fit and fine :D. I find the shipping and handling extremely prompt and safe if I compare it to the Facebook pages and sellers.

Another cherry on the top was is that MyGerrys offers free delivery, YES, you read it right, free delivery and that too without any minimum shopping limit within Karachi. As soon as I read this, I was like whaaaat?
It is a rare thing when you do online shopping, so I was truly elated and couldn’t take in my rabbit teeth in ^_^.

This lazy bunny is ecstatic to see the rise in portals like MyGerrys as it makes this bunny’s life easier and happier and leaves plenty of time to munch on her carrots.
I, hereby, declare, MyGerrys as my go-to shopping spot from now onward. 🙂

I was tad bit occupied, as a result was unable to photograph so here are some snapshots for your convenience of the products I bought. Have a dekko :).

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Image credits: Google, Priced at 675 PKR at myGeryys

Until next time,

Love&Prayers

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Sneak Peek – Review

Coming up next 😉

kryolanAny guesses? 😀

Stay tuned!!!

Until then,
Love and fairydust all the way ❤

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Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick – Review

I have already used foundation in stick form by the German brand Kryolan, but when my eye caught Maybelline‘s version of the stick foundation, I had to give it a shot.

Product Description: It’s one-step perfection.  The first of its kind – lightweight gel stick foundation with an anti-shine powder core

Packaging: It comes in a cylindrical swivelled tube; the transparency of the cap allowing a peek into the shade of the foundation.

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My thoughts: Talking about its formulation, its creamy and a perfect one, but the fact that it it meant for oily-skin is downright a wrong claim. I kid you not guys, I have a kind of oily-skin that you can even fry an egg, and this foundation really doesn’t sit well with it.

I just slather it over my face and blend it with a beauty blender.  Speaking of this, it blends really well and quite easily. However, after only 3-4 hours, my face looked as if I had a bottle of oil toppled over my face. The element “shine-free” , sadly, wasn’t there. To add more to my disappointment, it oxidizes real quick and bad. *sigh*

In my view, I believe its opposite the claim that it is formulated keeping in mind the oily skin, i.e., it would be more suitable for a lady who has dry skin. But still, longevity issue is a problem as it only lives up till 3-4 hours.

Pros:
-Travel friendly

Cons:
-Oxidizes
-Not meant for oily skin

Price and Availability: I got mine from Imtiaz Superstore. Other than this, it is available at all Maybelline booths at leading stores nationwide. It is priced at PKR 1699.

What are your thoughts Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick?  Comment below:).

Until next time,
Love and fairy-dust all the way!❤

Zk.

Twitter: @Zoi_fied.
Instagram: @Zoified.

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Luscious Face Contour Kit – Review

You can finally put an end to that scratching on your head and relax for I am all set to reveal my Sneak Peek shenanigans.

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I love and feel immensely proud when I see a Pakistani brand making its way into the line of favorites of many. And Luscious Cosmetics is one brand that is ruling everyone’s mind , be it, their eyeliners, lipsticks, blushes (I personally am a huge fan of their blushes) and of course The Face Contour Kit.

Let’s take you to a Luscious ride 🙂

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The Brand Claims:

Whether you are a beginner or expert, this kit is designed to help you highlight, define, and sculpt your features in a few easy steps. Featuring 4 silky, blend-able powder shades that work together to create celebrity-grade contours on any complexion or face shape. Advanced light-adjusting technology ensures the results always look natural. Use the contour shades for shading/defining, the highlighter for emphasizing and the illuminator for a sexy candlelit glow.

My  Thoughts:

May I please borrow good 5 minutes to just fully unleash how smitten I am by its packaging. I am head over heels with its artistic metallic packaging. To me, the metallic packaging gives it a luxurious appeal and in addition to this, protects the product much, much better. Girls, it’s sturdy and trendy; and I love it! ❤

If you are new to the contour world, fret not for this kit comes with an enclosed illustrated guide booklet that guides you through the techniques of highlight and contour.

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Luscious Face Contour Kit

Luscious Cosmetics Face Contour Kit brings you 4 powders, a darker contour, a medium contour, a highlighter and an illuminator. I love the fact that they are formulated keeping in mind the skin-tones of Asian women, because trust me guys, hell breaks loose when we brown girls set our foot out to search that perfect contour shade.

All four of them are highly pigmented and gives off a really natural finish. The product blends well, stays put and looks good. 😉
I use the darker contour to define my cheekbones, jaw line and nose. Absolutely love the chisel it gives off.
Medium shade is my muse for the forehead and sometimes the nose. Actually, whether I want to use the darker or medium shade for my nose depends on my mood (I know it’s weird). If I am not in the mood for contour thingy, or to be more precise, lazy, I just grab a fluffy blush and use the medium shade to add warmth or a wash of color to my face so that I do not look like a zombie.Haha! 😀

Now, now, now! Let’s talk about the highlighter. I was a tad bit disappointed with it. Perhaps, it is meant for girls who are more towards that subtle highlight. As for me, I like it a bit dramatic or vivid. It seems too dull for it to be a highlighter. In my view, the illuminator does a far better job and photographs so well.

The illuminator can work well if you’re going for the strobe technique. But you got to be careful, make sure it aligns well with your complexion for it is a white powder with a sheen and might appear a bit whitish in your photographs if it doesn’t go too well with your complexion.
If you ask me, the illuminator has to be my most favourite of all 4. I love the glow and luminosity it adds to my face.

This Luscious Face Contour Kit does a fairly good job. However, Luscious Cosmetics, needs to up the game with regard to bringing versatility to their shade range and of course
a bit of a drama in the highlight pan won’t hurt much ;).

All in all, Luscious Cosmetics have literally nailed it if you talk about the formulation of the powders. Finely milled and absolutely gorgeous upon application!

PROS:
-Sturdy packaging
-Comes with a illustrated guide
-Formulated keeping in mind Asian skin tones.
-You like a subtle highlighter
-Great pigmentation
-Easy to blend

CONS:
-You like a bit of drama in your highlighter
-Illuminator does not sit well with your complexion
-It is pricey
-Excess fall out within the kit

Price and Availability: Within Pakistan, Luscious Face Contour Kit is available at Luscious booths at all the leading stores for the price of PKR 2,250. International users, grab yours online from Luscious Cosmetic’s website. For all the updates, tune to Luscious Cosmetic’s Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter.

Have you tried the Luscious Face Contour Kit? What are your thoughts? Comment below :).

See you soon,
Love and fairy-dust all the way!❤

Zk.

Twitter: @Zoi_fied.
Instagram: @Zoified.

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Just Concealer Things – Review Post

Sawadika! 🙂 (Thai obsession)

If you ask me what is that first place in my travel bucket-list , then it, my friend, is THAILAND!

Thailand’s on my mind these days! *dreamy sigh*
Everything is so picturesque about it… .

Ah… .I guess I must stop gushing about it and head straight towards the point of this post; because guys, when it I talk about my Thailand obsession, I daydream, and when you daydream then you can do nothing else :P.

Well, today, the post is dedicated to “Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer.” I am in shade “030-Classic Beige.”

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Claim: Banish the signs of fatigue and illuminate the eye area. With an oxygen complex. Lets skin breathe.

Packaging: It comes in a cutsie wee fawn colored tube in combo with the color blue. It’s sleek and slender, with a brush applicator inside.

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My thoughts: First and foremost, I am quite impressed by the way the consistency is formulated. Girls, it has a great coverage to offer, yet it feels light-weight and it does not at all give that heavy-ish feel. To sum up, it sure fulfills the “concealer” claim. As far as the highlighting part is concerned, for me it does not live up to its claim; I did not, to my utter disappointment, get that brightness or the illuminating effect that it claims to offer .

The sun’s lost its temper here in Karachi, and this concealer manages to battle the searing heat for about good 5-6 hours. And the best part is, it, at least in my opinion, does not appear cake-y upon application and I even did not see it creasing.

The applicator is similar to that of L.A girl pro HD concealers; the downside is common. It is so much of a heck to control the product when you squeeze the tube for the product to flow out. You may end up wasting it and mannnn, it hurts!

It is priced at PKR 565 and I got mine from Chase Value Centre, Karachi. Affordable and perfection; that’s what Rimmel’s about.

PROS:
-Light-weight.
-Pocket and travel- friendly.
-Does not appear cakey.
-Does not feel heavy.
-Affordable

CONS:
-The quantity should have been more.
-Hard to handle the squeeze tubing.
-Does not live up to its claim of highlighting.

I highly recommend this product and look forward to hearing about your experiences with this Lil buddy! 🙂

Until next time lovelies,
Love and fairy-dust all the way! ❤

Zk.

Twitter: @Zoyie23.
Instagram: @Zoified.

Giveaway: To do it or not?

Hello everybody!

I am missing interacting with y’all so damn much. If only these CIEs hadn’t arrived! *sigh*

Anyhoo, it’s been ages since I have been aching to do a GIVEAWAY, and alongside my exams, I am constantly in battle with the options I have as a giveaway treat.

Know what? If I host it, this is going to be my first ever giveaway 😀 *woot woot*.
Trust me folks, I have never been this exciteddddddddddd!! *_*

Insha Allah, will bring up something that hopefully would appeal to y’all. Till then, please do remember me in your prayers; I desperately need them. Pray that each and every of my CIE goes well and I clear my A’level with flying colors.

FUN-FACT: The giveaway might not only interest the girls out there, but the boys too 🙂 Stay tuned!

Andddd, peekaboo! This is how exams has taken a toll over me:

Zoha
Until next time,
Adios!

Zk

Instagram: @linkin.zoha
Twitter: @zoyie23

Golden Rose Satin Smoothing Fluid Foundation – Review

Assalaam-u-Alaikum lovelies! (Peace be upon you)

Before I dive into the review, I’d love to know the foundations you all have been using and loving lately. Share it in the comments section below 🙂

…And here I present you the “Golden Rose Satin Smoothing Fluid Foundation.”

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The Golden Rose is one brand I have been familiar with since forever as my mother and sister were and are ardent users of it. And now I am taking the legacy forward 😀 *clap*

So, Golden Rose is a Turkish brand and this foundation comes in a black packaging, which I have misplaced somewhere, therefore, wasn’t able to photograph it. 😦
Any-hoo, this product has SPF 15 and Vitamin-E. *yay*

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My thoughts:

I love the shape of the bottle it comes in. Having said that, I do not like the closing cap for it is too small to handle and uncomfortable (if I make sense). As far as the texture is concerned, it’s gorgeous; the consistency is just apt.

I am shade N-24, and now that I am talking about the range of shades, let me tell you that it has a huge range of shades so there I am quite sure none of you will face that difficulty of unavailability of the right shade ;). Speaking of this, there is one thing common in this range, which is that every foundation has pink undertone. It works fine for me, but like I always say what works for me might not work for you.

Matte is the finish I crave for, and this foundation manages to give that perfect matte finish. My sister quite liked it on me and considering the fact that she is a MUA, if she stamps something, it is a win-win thing for me 😀
I wore this foundation in two very important occasions, and the longevity of this product impressed me. Having worn it without a primer and a setting spray, it managed to last for about 7-8 hours which I find super-awesome, no?

Beauties with oily skin are going to love it. As per my experience, it will not go too well with dry skinned girls.

Application: Thoroughly moisturize your face beforehand. I apply it using a damp sponge and on top of it gives it a light dust of Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder; another product that is my absolute favourite and even raved about in my last post.

Here are some pictures of mine wearing this foundation. These are original; no filter has been used.

Pros:
-Great longevity.
-Matte finish.
-Huge range of shades.
-Game changer for oily skinned lovelies.

Cons:
-If you do not like pink undertone foundations.
-If you find it too drying.
-The closing cap annoys you.
-Not meant for dry skin.

I got mine for 1200PKR from Imtiaz Superstore.

Have you tried the Golden Rose Satin Smoothing Fluid Foundation? Thoughts?

Much love,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

 

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – Review

High-Low! 😀

Yeah, this is what I have been for the past week. Remember I told you all about my aunt’s wedding? Oh my! It was super fun 🙂
Cousins+dress-up+dance+food = WOW! 😀

Okay, so let’s get to the real drill lovelies! Today, I bring forth my “the most” favorite product,i.e., Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder, in the shade, “Sandstorm 004”. I just cannot go without this buddy!!!

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The PROS:

-Not cake-y.
-Build-able.
-Airbrush effect.
-Natural matte coverage.
-Perfect for setting liquid foundations.
-Light-weight.
-Keeps it oil/shine free for good 4-5 hours (For the oily-skin owners, this is your saviour!).
-Pocket-friendly.
– Works for most of the skin types.

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The CONS:
-Flimsy packaging.
-No puff/applicator.

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Always remember, what works for me might not work for you. Any review I share is just for a little help and guidance from my side to you. I will only share stuff that I’d recommend to my nearest and dearest so I assure you, everything is going to be crystal-clear honest 😉 For me, it is 5/5!

P.s:
Let me know if you like this new way of sharing the review as I have just listed down everything rather than a long post with pointers at the end 🙂

Love & Prayers,
Zk.

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.