L.A Girl Lip Glazed Paint in Tease – Review

Hola!

I hope you all are fit, fine and shining ❤
As for me guys, I am gearing up for my university test. So when you say your prayer, do not, I repeat, do not forget to take my name and pray that I clear it and get through 🙂

And I just realized that I am blabbering. Hehe!

Let’s get to the fulcrum of this post :).

So, I was eager to purchase this because of its name, you know this “Lip Glazed Paint” really attracted me. And I got it :D.

15281019_1256041884452549_1852435001_n

Packaging:
The packaging is glazed, as the name suggests. Also some may find it eye-piercing with that retro touch, if I  make sense ^_^. The glossy pink packaging and gold lid makes it easy to identify out of your vanity. I kind of like these sort of packaging, so yeah, I give it full points on that

Application:
Just with a paint, you would need several coats of it for that smooth layer. I am not that very happy with the formulation and the train of coats I need to apply for an even layer. At the end, I feel frustrated. Having said that, the color appeal is quite good. The color is very pretty and has the right amount of glossiness.

15280913_1256041611119243_725031158_n
Coming towards the applicator, I am not at all fond of such slanted applicators. I literally struggle and never ever have I been able to get that perfect lip shape with them. I had to go for a lip brush every time I used this, firstly as it involves quite a few layering and the applicator kind of takes the product away and makes it look patchy and secondly, like I said I could not manage to make the lip shape, in that case, a lip brush saves the day.

Longevity and Scent:
It only managed to last for 2-3 hours. And man, it was disappointing. If you eat or drink a tad bit, it even doesn’t stay up to 2 hours. You would need several touch ups through out your event or whatever occasion.

I have a love and hate relationship with its scent. Sometimes it bothers me and sometimes it don’t. I think here, mood takes the lead, ha!
Speaking of this, it has a minty scent; I also felt a cooling sensation on my lips for a few minutes due to the ingredient Mentha Arvensis (Peppermint) Leaf Oil which did not mind at all.

15209086_1256041997785871_1298707395_n
Price: Rs: 350 from MyGerrys

Pros:
-Good color pay off
-Budget-friendly

Cons:
-Low longevity
-You dislike the applicator
-You need several coats for smooth finish
-You dislike minty scent and the cooling sensation

Web-Logo

Advertisements

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 :).

l-a-girl-lip-glazed-lip-paint-tease
myGerrys
miss-sporty-morning-baby-cream-blush-001-pink-flush
my Gerrys
l-a-girl-matte-pigment-gloss-frisky
Image credits: Google, Priced at 675 PKR at myGeryys

Until next time,

Love&Prayers

Web-Logo

 

Makeup Revolution London Amazing Beloved Lipstick – Review and Swatch

A few days back, I rejoined the Makeup Revolution and got my second product 😀

A student here guysss, so the makeup beginnings are humble 😛

By the by, you can check out my first try, which was a powder blush and a total hit for me.

Makeup Revolution London Wow! (Powder) Blush – Review

Okay, let’s get started with the lipstick’s review :). This is going to be one hell of a hard hitting one.

Product Claims:

Don a striking and stunning look with this ‘Beloved Amazing’ lipstick from the house of Makeup Revolution London. This lipstick ensures a long-lasting lustre and color. This lipstick will lend you soft, smooth and supple lips.

makeup-revolution-amazing-beloved_2
Packaging:

It dwells in a cylindrical tubing and has a matching lid with that of the shade which I find really amazing, as it makes everything easy; from locating to quick decision making whether you would want to go for the lipstick with the makeup look you have created or not.

My Experience:

I was smitten by the lovely cool toned coral neon-ish pink shade and that’s what compelled me into purchasing it, but to my utter disappointment, my world crashed down as it did not fall upon my expectations. *Sigh*

It is matte formula-wise with extremely low pigmentation. Upon first application, the color doesn’t show at all. You got to literally drag it 3-4 times for color, but then it still appears as patchy, dull and not at all smooth. Lovelies with highly pigmented lips would literally hit their faces on the wall out of sheer annoyance.
Even after you use a balm under it, it just doesn’t work. I really can not tell you guys about whether it transfers or not, bleeds or not because in the first place, the lipstick has to be there on your lips for you to comment on it. And for me, guys, it was barely there.

makeup-revolution-amazing-beloved_1

makeup-revolution_3
With flash

It would take you ages to apply this lipstick. Putting and blending it on, both, my friends, are time-consuming and utterly frustrating.

Pros:
-Pocket-friendly

Cons:
-Poor pigmentation
-Patchy application
-It literally tires you out whilst you apply it

I got mine from www.daraz.pk and it is priced for PKR 225. Let me know if it worked for you in the comments section below :). Thank you for stopping by <3.

P.s: Had a bad lightning day for photos… .

Love,
Zoified

Web-Logo

Instagram: Zoified.
Twitter: @Zoi_fied

 

NIVEA Pure Source Cleansing Foam – Review

Hello lovelies,
I hope you’re all doing really very well 

Living in a city like Karachi, humidity and pollution are two aspects which are INEVITABLE and I’m sure this distresses every girl as both are harmful to the skin. In order to make you skin look good and healthy always follow the steps below:

1) Cleanse
2) Exfoliate
3) Moisturize

Let’s discuss what product I have been using for my step 1: Cleansing.

NIVEA Pure Source Cleansing Foam (for combination skin):

DSC_9002
Since I wanted you guys to have a clear picture of the product, I translated on google whatever the product said.

Here you go:
In order for a combination and oily skin looks clean non greasy, skin requires special cleaning to help reduce excess oil as well as moisturize when cleaned
Cleaning the face without making it dry
Carnitine reduces excess oil on the skin
Cleanse and refresh skin with Aloe Vera
Sodium lactate help clean and reducing the appearance of blackheads and blemishes on the face

Result:
 A thorough clean facial skin , not greasy , soft and fresh natural .

DSC_9004

How to use:
Gently rubbed on the face and neck soaked , then massage gently in a circular motion to the top , avoiding the area around the eyes . Rinse thoroughly with warm water

not clog pores
dermatologist tested suitable for skin
does not contain preservatives and dyes

My Views:
I have been using this for almost a month and yes it is a go-go for me!  It literally does what it claims, i.e., it leaves my skin soft, non-greasy (something which I crave for in cleansing foams), and smooth.
For me it works absolutely well since it reduces the excess oil without making it go all dry and flaky.

DSC_9018

Furthermore, this product has a good creamy thick consistency, so even a teeny-tiny amount spreads and lathers up and I did not experience any kind of breakout nor any zit popped up so yes I can say undoubtedly that it goes well with “combination skins”

It quite effectively removes off makeup, be it water proof or not. It gently removes makeup off the face but yes irritates and stings when it comes to removing makeup off your eyes so this is the only thing that disappointed me otherwise I love it.

This product is available at all the leading superstores in Karachi. I purchased mine from The Imtiaz Super Store. It costs PKR 265 and is 100 ml.

Read my thoughts on Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water review.

What’s your favourite cleanser? I’d love to read  new recommendations, please feel free to share in the comments section below 🙂

Much Love xx

Twitter: @Zoi_fied.
Instagram: @Zoified.

Web-Logo

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.”

Rimmel London 2

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.

Rimmel London
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.

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.

R1
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.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Wonder’full Mascara – Review

Assalaam-u-Alaikum beautylillies ❤

So here comes a review post after quite long; I believe 😀

Mascara! My absolute favourite cosmetic amongst all and today I hereby proclaim my love for the “Rimmel London Wake Me Up Wonder’full” mascara. Want to know why? Let’s get to the review-reading ride!!!!

Rimmel’s idea of coordinating its packaging with that of its ingredient,i.e., cucumber is quite unique. The bling-game is strong here; I love the metallic streak the green packaging has. On top of it, the text in orange adds that perfect oomph to it. It is easy to spot amidst all the makeup on your dressing table whilst you are getting ready or when you are on the mascara hunt in your bag (girls know the bag drill ;)). To sum it up, 10/10 on the packaging <3.

Coming towards its formula, I really like how light-weight and clump-free it is. You are not going to get that heavy feeling upon application of this mascara. In addition to this, it is black, blacker and blackest (if I make sense,hehe *winks*).
The applicator or brush is finely designed according to the lash line and takes up each and every lash coating it perfectly well.

The scent is sure not to miss! Not many mascaras have it and I don’t know why, but I get that dreamy sensation because of the lovely scent it has. It really isn’t overpowering and quite appealing.

Okay, this mascara disappoints me when it comes to holding the lash curl. Yes, ladies, it is not so good at it *sigh*. It adds amazing length and indeed add that voluminous effect to my lashes, but… . does not hold my lash curl long enough. 😦

Pros:
-Light-weight
-Clump-free
-Gorgeous scent
-Perfectly designed applicator

Cons:
-Does not hold the lash curl long enough
-If you do not like its scent, it isn’t for you.

Have you tried the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Wonder’full Mascara? Thoughts?

See you soon,
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.”

12735658_1036875656369174_6188913_n

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*

1922602_1036875636369176_1717223379_n

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.

 

An All-rounder- Review Post

January 12th! Woah, it took so long to get back here.. *Phew*

It’s been a tough, tough tough week!!! Studies, my aunt’s urgent wedding preparations, exam results, and and and January is Birth-uary for me:D I have a bunch of birthdays of family and friends in this month. So yes, it is frenzy here in my life, at my home 😀

Anyhoo, let’s get to the point 😀 Today, I have this “all rounder” to share my review on. Before I reveal what it is, I’d like to elaborate why I declared it as an “all rounder”. Well lovelies, at such an affordable price you couldn’t ask for more. This is an essential product for almost all the MUAs out there and is ruling the beauty circle. This is my friends our very own “LA PRO Conceal – HD concealer”, *claps* 😀

12540284_1018589128197827_594150753_n

Just as food is a staple for our body, concealer is a staple for my face if I make sense :P.. I know this was weird :D. Well, I have shade “Natural” as highlighter and concealer and “Beautiful bronze” for contour. And I hereby declare my love for both :D. The “Natural” provides medium coverage and brightens up my under eyes really well and “Beautiful bronze” gives out that perfect chiseled look.These concealers photograph really very well!
If I talk about its formula, its neither too thick nor too thin and I quite like it. It never gives that cake-y appeal under my eyes and upon setting it lasts for quite a time. It has this fluid-like consistency which makes it super easy to apply and blend. Throughout the day, I did not experience it fading out or giving that creased look. I strongly recommend to set it in order to prevent creasing and that sticky feel under your eyes.
If you have got a dry skin, you’ll love it since it has a hydrating formula and does not stick to any of the dry patches.
For contour, do not go overboard while applying the product and do not over-blend it for you will end up having that orange cast on your face. Make sure you apply the right amount of product and blend it well and bingo!
t12498901_1018589231531150_393602671_n

The only downside to this product is its applicator. Though it doles out the product smoothly, it may end up wasting a bit of product every time you use it, so yes be careful whilst squeezing for it takes a moment for the product to come out and when it does, man! you may end up having loads.

12516077_1018589104864496_818642766_n
All in all, for a price of PKR 620, it is the best of concealers out there in the market. Trust me when I say it won’t disappoint you! 😉

See you next time, Xo!

Instagram: Linkin.zoha.
Twitter: @Zoyie23.

What do you think about it? Let me know in the comments section below! 🙂