Anastasia Beverley Hills Subculture Palette – The Truth

Ok you guys !! Get yourself some Tea or Coffee coz I am telling you this is going to be a long post.

We all know the DRAMA happening on social media regarding Anastasia Subculture Palette. So, after reading/ watching all the review here K am with what I think of this palette. I know people who don’t own this palette are very confused whether to get it or not, whether all the reviews are correct or not. And honestly I never saw such mixed feelings for any product.

So before I start my verdict here is a DISCLAIMER. This palette is my own purchase so whatever I will say is going to be MY honest point of view. And I will try that this post will help you to decide either to go for this palette or not. 

I have been Anastasia lover ever since I know this brand. And ever since I have moved to Dubai I get my Anastasia product directly from USA as soon as they launched.(cox Sephora does come up pretty late with new products) . I got my Modern Renaissance palette as soon as it got launched. And so did I order Subculture palette. I also have Mario’s palette which he created in collaboration with Anastasia.( but that I got from Sephora Dubai)

So now, if we see Modern Renaissance came first then Mario’s Palette and now this Subculture. The brand has been saying this palette Sister to Modern Renaissance . And that naturally leads everyone expectations pretty high cox modern Renaissance is the BEST SELLER and still it’s the most FAVORITE palette and that is why people are constantly comparing the two palettes. But, according to me we should also include Mario’s palette for better review.

Ok, so as I said Modern Renaissance  have been everyone’s fav cox of its color, pigmentation and how easy it is to use. Yes , the palette do not have any fall out. But if anyone of you have used Mario’s palette you would have notice that it has a fall out and trust me when I got a chance to meet Mario at his meet and greet in Dubai Mall, he told the audience that his palette have fallout and that’s cox it’s more like a press pigment which means it is creamy and a little goes a long way. Means you just don’t need to swirl or tap hard on the pan to get the product but just a soft pat can hold a lot of product. And I LOVE my Mario’s palette.

So this idea is to use lighter hand.

The pigmentation of Subculture palette is quite similar to Mario one so the fall out part is not an issue for me clearly . Infact I have used the palette and still using non stop for everyday looks too.

This shades in the palette itself can be called pressed pigments. so as per my verdict it is not bad as it is shown in the reviews..you may not like it and that’s okay coz everyone have their own preferences.

The only drawback for me is oxidation of the shades, especially Axis and Rowdy.. Axis turns to look grey ish black on my eye lid and same goes with Rowdy. 

 

Here are the looks I tried doing it with this palette and absolute loved it.

My Instagram does have more pictures of these looks in case you want to see them ❤️

I wanted to include Mario’s swatches too but I couldn’t include it at the moment. Tell me in the comments below if you want to see the swatches.

Anastasia Haul including Subculture palette

This is going to be a quick post cox I want to keep the detailings for the review part.

Anastasia launched a new palette Subculture on 25th of July and I ordered the same day. Yes, I didn’t want to wait for the reviews what so ever. I ordered 2 of their newly launched matte lipsticks too. With all this I got my order in 4 days and the delivery boy dropped the parcel on 29th of July but since I was at the Shahrukh and Anushka event in Abu Dhabi (check my blog post here if you haven’t already) , the guy dropped the parcel at reception.

I did a whole unboxing video on my Instagram and ever since I am being asked to do a palette review.. I am planning to do a review in next 2 , 3 days in sha Allah . But for now enjoy the haul. Cox honestly if I posted review first then who will see this haul post.

The palette price is $42 and the Matte lipsticks are $18 and I paid $18 for the shipping to Dubai..

Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Abu Dhabi

The post title says everything, Shahrukh Khan along with Anushka Sharma came to Abu Dhabi’s Dalma Mall on Saturday for promotion their upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.

I was fortunate enough to get the media invite for covering the event. The event time was 6:00 pm and we reached before time thinking that we will make it to the stage. When we reached the people around were minimal but in no time the entire mall got filled with thousands of people. Shahrukh revealed that how excited he is to see 27,000 people.

Anyways, even though having a media card we were not allowed to go near the stage area and me and my husband made our way to elevators and luckily we covered the event. Honestly I am blessed that we got that area because the amount on rush was crazy.

Being honest I was there only for anushka, I am a die-hard fan of her acting. I think she is one of the most versatile actress not just with her roles but also with her looks.

By the time both the super star came it was 8:15 pm already and the crowd was out of control by then. The security tried to manage but 27k is a big number and we all know how crazy Shahrukh fans we have. The management did try to hold the audience by entertaining them with different dances of Shahrukh Khan’s movies.

When Shahrukh and Anuskha reached the stage OMG I was so happy to see them. At first I was looking at how hot is anushka. She is just PERFECT. And Mr Khan was asusual so smart. He greeted the audience by saying ASALAM-O-ALAIKUM . They received the gifts from the event organizers and then Shahrukh also entertained the audience with his famous dialogues from his movies. They did dance on a song BEECH BEECH which is from their upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’

In the meantime I got the chance to give an interview for THE NATIONAL which is a UAE based newspaper.You can find the link to the article here. and the video link here.

Here are some more pictures from the event and in the end you all will find a video which I made by combining my insta videos.

Just look at how gorgeous she is <3

While signing their pictures
BEECH BEECH song and the dance

Just look at the crowd

Now, comes to the point where I LOVED MR KHAN. He was so much fun , down to earth through out and he requested people so sweetly to move back and don’t push and give space to ladies and kids. I am glad I got a chance to see him LIVE cox now I am also one of HIS FAN (which I was not initially)

 

Last but not the least ME

 

If you guys enjoyed this post then do share your comments and tell me have you ever seen Shahrukh or Anushka in real and ya do watch the movie in cinemas on 4th August 2017

 

Anfas Collection by Asim-al-qassim

You all know I love going to events. And I love them even more after being at home 24/7. Honestly being a house wife is the toughest job on this planet. And after this tough job these events make me feel breathe and fresh.

In Ramadan I got a chance to attend an event happened in Dubai Festival City at Beautique.This is first time when I attended any perfume launch.

Very famous Emirati architect plus perfumer Asim Al Qassim launched his new collection name Anfas (The essence of Arabian home) . I loved the whole idea and the collection is based on 6 exotic perfumes.

In this post I will share the event details and in next post will be about our goodie bag.

Our launch venue

No they are not Paan , they are chocolates ❤❤

Ok, so I said it was ramadan and it was 27th night and all I wanted to get free early so that I can come home on time for my prayers. And since in ramadan all events happened after Iftar it takes a lot of time. But I was so glad we got free right on time. The event timings was 9:30 pm we reached at 10:00 pm and got free by 11:00 am.

Asim-al-Qassim telling us  about his collection

The Anfas team made us test and smell all the 6 perfumes during Asim was explaining each of them , and this was such a great experience smelling them along with the background of each fragrance .

A little chit chat session with the great entrepreneur

He was sweet to tell me that he really hope we like these fragrances as he has put a lot of efforts in it. And he told me that he will be giving one of out of these 6 as a gift. ( Sweet na )

Now let’s see the names below .

1.  Shaghaf– it has a hint of ginger and cinnamon. Now I love the combo of these two but this has something else too which I can’t identify.

2.    Sa’adah– it has fruity plus woody combo. Or I should say it’s like a combo of citrus fruit and wood.

3.   Samaha– this is my fav, it is completely floral but not over powering  . I am not a big fan of only floral smell but this one is amazing I swear.

4.   Salam– ok so amber is easy to identify , it has definitely amber with jasmine in it.

5.   Rahaba– this is my second fav, I cannot figure out exactly what it has but I could smell amber with some sweet flavor.

6.  Mahabah– It has floral plus vanilla. If you are a fond of vanilla fragrance then you will love it.

All these perfumes have amazing packaging which I will share in my next post. And the price of each bottle is 850 aed. I know it’s a lot but we all know perfumes are pretty expensive.

Ok, so now until next post  comment below and make a guess which perfume I would have got in goodie bag.

 

 

 

 

 

#GOTonOSN

Who else is also  obsessed about GAME OF THRONES??

I am totally obsessed and that’s all because of my husband. Last year when season 6 was about to come he made me watch all 5 seasons in one flow just cox he wanted me to watch season 6 with him. I admit that in start I felt gross and thought how senseless it is but in no time I got hooked to it lol. And those few days I was allowed not to cook food cox concentration was important hehe. But honestlyy I enjoyed it alot and after season 5 ending when Jon Snow was supposing-ly dead i could understand how people would have wait for whole year to see if he is going to be alive again or not.

This year I am thinking to do reviews on each episode. I know episode 1 has already on aired and there are tons of reviews already but I just want to do out of my GOT love.. What do you guys say? Should I???

But today’s post is about this activity happening here in Dubai Festival City Mall. The same activity happened last year too and we did last year too. Basically Dubai Festival City Mall is having a small set of Iron Throne where people can get their picture clicked and can a print out and a soft copy on email addresses. The whole activity is sponsored  by OSN. They are also doing some episodes premier on the screen but it didn’t happen yesterday .

This is how the set looks like

And here comes the lady on the throne aka Nida Arshad. The guy on my left is Jon Snow and the girl is Missandei LOL.

Lady Nida of Iron Throne 2017

Now here is last year picture.

Lady Nida on Throne2016

I know people will call us crazy but both the years we went especially for the picture.

Just comment below if  you guys want to read and see the reviews of each episode here on blog. And to all who are crazy like us enjoy the second episode tomorrow.

 

 

 

Sephora Box

Once again I am back with the most beloved thing and that is my Sephora Boxes. You guys have no idea how eagerly I wait for new boxes every month and this time I came up with two though I missed one from Michael Kors last month which I completely regret.

But anyways here is this month boxes.

My first box is from Lancôme and it’s called Lancôme Drama Look.This is the first time when Lancôme came up with a box and for me it was pretty exciting cox I have not tried anything from Lancôme yet. It strange but yeah I own nothing from this brand. And this is why I love this card program from Sephora , cox you can then actually try different products before spending money on it.

This box includes

Hypnose Drama mascara (full size) – Ok, so I have heard a lot about this mascara and I am really looking forward to use it. My all Instagram followers know how obsessed I am with Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Too Faced better than Love mascara. So this mascara has to be even better than these two and my expectations are high already.

The original cost is 150 aed. 

– Bi-Facil 30 ml – Who doesn’t need a good makeup remover. My most frequent eye makeup remover is the Sephora one and for the face I love using Bioderma Sensibio H2O . In hi – end I love Clarins eye remover. So let’s see this remover can make up to my favorite list or not.

The original cost of the full size product (200 ml) is 130 aed.

Crayon Khol (deluxe size) – Now  this pencil didn’t left a good impression on me while I did a swatch on my hands. It wasn’t smooth as crayon pencils should be and it got budged easily.

The original price of the full size pencil is 125 aed.

Lancôme Crayon Khol

This box is finished now but the next box is still available at all Sephora Outlets. All you need is to have Black Card with valid offer in it.

Ok , so this is second box which blew my mind cox previously Sephora box was entirely different and was not that amazing in comparison to this. I loved that too but if compare this has more heart winning products. You can check the previous box here

– Flawless Perfection Sponge – I have used the Sephora’s 3D precision sponge before and If you all want to see the comparison with this then do let me know in comments below.

The original cost is 52 aed.

– Sun Disk Bronzing Powder Limited Edition (full size) – This is the best thing from this box. I mean I was not expecting this humongous full size product in the box. I never paid attention to bronzers cox I always think I can’t finish them and with this size hehe I am done for the lifetime.

The original cost is 115 aed

– Cinescope Mascara Deluxe Size –  I have mentioned this on my Instagram before that this is an okish mascara cox I had this mascara in deluxe size before but I think it’s good to keep it in our handbag for daily use.

The original cost of full size product is 95 aed.

So this is it you guys!! I am super happy alhumdulillah and cannot wait to try all this.

Meanwhile I am thinking to plan a proper schedule for blogging and right now I am think to keep new post every alternate days. Cox I seriously miss writing. So what do you think alternate days is good or if you have any suggestions then feel free to comment below. I would love to hear it from you all 

Outfit Post

MThere was a time when I used to enjoy writing , cox writing was the only way of expressing myself but as time is moving by I think I am being more introvert which is not good at all. I can’t express what I feel either vocal or in written.If anyone of you have gone through this phase and know how to handle it then do comment and share your opinion in the comment section below.

My today’s post is just going to be an outfit post which is more pictorial. These are the dresses which I wore on this Eid 2017.

I asked my designer Ishtiaq Afzal to get it stitched for me. He did all the purchases and got it ready for me on urgent cox we suddenly planned of not going to Pakistan for Eid.

– My first dress is the pastel green with organza shirt with a chiffon dupatta and lawn trouser.

 

Dress – Gulahmed Eid Collection 2017

Shoes – Debenhems

– My second dress is a black printed shirt and embroidered trouser (the embroidery is only on one side) with a printed silk dupatta. This is a baggy style shirt with straight trouser

Dress – Sana Safinaz Muzlin Collection 2017

Shoes- Vincci

Which dress you liked the most ?? I loved both but the black one came out extremely beautiful in pictures. What do you think ???