And Other Stories – Store Launch

This post is going to be bit different and in long time I have not written about any launches because I NEVER attended any!! So, this Wednesday I went to a store launch with another blogger friend named Nida Moughal who is a life style blogger and who came to attend few events all the way from Pakistan.

& other stories is a fashion brand from accessories, makeup, clothing, fragrances, shoes, bags to undergarments and its a brand under H&M Group (even I didn’t know this). They opened their store in DUBAI MALL at GRAND FASHION ATRIUM and the timings of the event was from 6pm-9pm.

I went to the mall and then me and Nida got ready at Sephora, I actually just wore my lashes and fixed my makeup where as Nida got her complete makeupover.. It was amazing because the makeup artist used all new products on her.

On the way to Dubai Mall
Fixing makeup and putting on some glamour by wearing lashes

Once we entered the store I was amazed that how big it was and I completely lost it lol.. I had to figure it out from where should I start taking pictures for blog coverage . And yes, one more thing the entire store was on 25% sale and since everyone knows I only like to shop on makeup and clothes and trust me I was getting crazy with the clothing line. I even saw few amazing pieces but I had to stop myself but I couldn’t stop myself for getting something from their makeup line. I will post the details of my shopping in next few post In sha ALLAH.

Ok, you all know me I focus on visuals more and here I am with lots of events pictures so that you guys can have a virtual tour of the store <3..

Yes, we were served lemonade as soon we entered the store and the best part was we could take the bottles with us and I actually brought one to home (*sigh*)
It was a choice between lemonade and flower juice ( i forgot the name I am sorry) but both were refreshing and chilled..
The drinks stall

I don’t know why but I love this
Here you go with another yummy fruit yogurt lolly…
It was not good but atleast it looked good in picture ..hehe

Ok ! so beside all these, the store has amazing collection of hand wash, body scrubs, hand creams and perfume oils too…

I tried the Havana Blues flavor and though I am not a regular user of hand soaps I still loved the fragrance and it was really long lasting.It stayed on my hand until I washed my hands next
Anyone whose into body scrubs should try them , they smell divine
You all have to believe me in 159 aed these perfumes smell divine and each and every fragrance is DEADLY… I know this price was on 25% off and I wanted to buy them but I control
I wished they had something for Men too cox I really wanted to get something for my MAN
Me with Nida (Highlife Shenanigans)

Like all other events , this event also had picture booth and I took these two and yes they also gave us in printed form. The photographers there also took our pictures but I didn’t have it yet and I hope I’ll get it soon (*fingers crossed*)

Now lets move to the makeup section, their range includes nail colors, lipsticks, lip balm, lip and cheek stains , eye colors, eye pencils,mascara’s,curler and according to the brand they also have foundations but I couldn’t find any that day.. May be I missed.

I missed taking pictures of entire makeup range but anytime soon if  I visit the store again I will take the pictures for sure I promise.

The best part of events are goodie bags of course and here is the sneak peek of what I got from the brand itself.

Three flavorful hand creams. 1- Moroccan Tea, 2- Punk Bouquet, 3-Fig Fiction

So before I wrap up today’s post here are the details of the brands Instagram account.

Instagram: & Other Stories

What I am wearing

  • Shirt – Thredz
  • Jeans- Forever21
  • Stole – Charming Charlie
  • Shoes- Khussa (details here)
  • Glasses- Dior
  • Necklace- Splash

Recreated Sephora Excessive Rainbow Look #daretoexperiment

Ok, so as I said in my previous post (read here) that I will recreate looks from the event!! So here I go !!

I chose Excessive rainbow which I wanted to get done at the event too but it couldn’t happen but I am glad I did on my own. Alhumdulillah . I have already shared pictures on my Instagram . I normally do not post the makeup looks here but for this I want to have a separate post of all the looks in sha Allah . If you guys want to recreate any of the look don’t forget to use #daretoexperiment and tag me @nidasbeautybag too so I can find you !!

So, I think let’s start with the pictures , I will post the product breakdown too in the end

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Close to the eyes
Close to the eyes

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And the eye comparison with the original and mine
And the eye comparison with the original and mine
And the whole face comparison, I changed the lip color coz I couldn't find similar shade
And the whole face comparison, I changed the lip color coz I couldn’t find similar shade

So this is it for this look. I am thinking to recreate other looks too. In case you like this please leave a comment !!

And yes here is the breakdown of products I used

Eyes

💫 @morphebrushes 35b palette
💫 @pinkygoatlashes 3D lashes in Raha
💫 @lorealprome color riche kajal on waterline
💫 @benefitmiddleeast they’re real mascara

Face
💫 @marcbeauty coconut primer
💫 @giorgioarmaniofficial luminous silk foundation in 3.5
💫 @benefitmiddleeast hoola bronzer

Lips
💫 @kyliecosmetics in Spice

Brushes
@sigmabeauty @sigma_affiliate @mikasabeauty

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit of the day!!!

God knows how much I love outfit’s post and I always struggle to have one of good post I see on other peoples blog. But it’s still a struggle for me cox I just cant deny how busty and I look. I also shared a whole post related to busty girls problems, so if have not read already make sure you read (here).

The other day we were invited at the house warming party at a friend’s place and I chose to be simple yet trendy and this is what I came upto… This shirt is from Pakistan which I ordered online and got it delivered to a friend’s place and when he was visiting us last month he bought this and all my other clothes. If you like the shirt then scroll down to see the details.

 

PS: All these pictures are taken at the roof top of our apartment.

 

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Shirt: Ethnic

Jeans: Forever 21

Stole: Charming Charlie

Khussas: Gift from sister in law

So that was the quick details of the post , here are some close up shots too of my makeup. Details are up on my instagram too , please make sure too go and check that out too 🙂

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Anniversary Outfit

Everyone who is on my official Instagram, they all know that we had our 2nd wedding anniversary on 27th and we started celebrating it from 24th of this month . I am still thinking to do a seperate post on anniversary week but for today it’s an outfit post which I wore for dinner.

We went to have the best beaf steak here in Dubai at ‘Butcha‘ which is located at JBR-The walk. 

We discussed about how these 2 years were and how we see our future and what should we do and what not!

Anyways enjoy my outfit pictures and all details will be mentioned after the pictures 😉

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Kundan Khussa

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Outfit Details

Shirt with the coat is from Beach Tree

Pants are from Khaadi

Dupatta I got it dyed 

Khussas are my birthday gift from my sister in law

Here is Mr. Husband too in this post ;)
Here is Mr. Husband too in this post 😉

 

Outfit of the day #birthdaylook

Last weekend it was my neice’s 1st birthday and we celebrated with a Frozen Theme. I had nothing exactly like Elsa dress in my wardrobe so I end up with this lace gown made by my one and only designer Ishtiaq Afzal Khan.

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Dress by Ishtiaq Afzal Khan

 

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Dress by Ishtiaq Afzal Khan

I have been working out lately but did not get much results. But this is is for the 1st time I have looked slim in pictures and I feel so glad and happy. I have been doing a moderate level of workouts and when you see the positive results you get motivated. And now I think this is that break point which gives me energy to work more and shed even some more weight now. Wish me luck guys ! (fingerscrossed)

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Shoes from Aerosoft

My skin was not happy with that day and I have literally not a single pic of my makeup. For this post you can only enjoy outfit and shoes. And do comment and give my your precious feedback.. <3

 

 

 

68th Independence Day with Origins Pakistan and Latitude PR

14th August has always been a special festive occasion for us. It is not just an Independence Day but its more like a 3rd Eid to Pakistani’s.
This year I have witnessed another level of enthusiasm and excitement in our people and in our fashion industry too. Almost every designer came up with their #azaadicollection, with complete patriotic prints and colors. And it was not just with the designers, dolmen mall celebrated independence with a 4 day sale and almost every brand followed and offered a great sale..

It was Thursday 13, August 2015 and was the first day of the grand sale. I went to shopping with my friend at Dolmen Mall, Clifton and ended up buying one unstiched 2 piece suit from Ethnic, Outfitters. Though the sale and stuff was amazing everywhere but I just stopped myself with one suit :D..

Ok, so on my way back to home I saw many bloggers uploading their Independence Day gift by Origins Pakistan and I was so impressed by the gesture and all I could think that I might have a parcel waiting for me. And yes, it was waiting for me :D. Thank GOD I was at my mum’s place because all my parcels still comes at my mum’s address and I was there to actually enjoy the moment of receiving gift from the brand.

The packaging was awesome and I saw its not just one package there were actually two. One was from Origins Pakistan and the other was from Nestle Pakistan and both were via Latitude PR. I have already shared pictures on my Instagram and Snapchat (nidabblogger) too but still this post was HAVE TO. Everyone knows if I am happy with a brand or product I always write a post 🙂

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Ok, so I immediately wore this day on 14th Aug and since I was at my mom’s place I had almost NO MAKEUP with me. I might not look perfect but I love how this colorful print looked on me 😀

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And I said there was another package by #nestlepakistan. The package includes the invite of 14th August event, few postcards and an #ayeshasomaya scarf.

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See how gorgeous this print look.I am definitely going to keep the Origins box and this scarf as a souvenir.

Do share your feedback and comments because I love hearing them from you all 🙂

 

My Eid Mehndi 2013

Eid is incomplete without “Mehndi”. I am very picky about mehndi. I want mehndi to be fine enough that every single detail is visible. Anyways, this Eid, I think for the first time I went to parlor for my Eid Mehndi. Till last year my friend and even before my sisters used to put mehndi.

This Eid, i chose a parlor close to my home named Sapna. I chose the design myself, as I did not want typical Arabic design.

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I only got 2 sides done which I washed after 3 hours but the color was not up to the mark. I managed to get into the rush and I am glad I did this because I know my fiance loves mehndi <3

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I paid Rs 300 for 2 side. Expensive isn’t it????