Pouring my heart out!!

(Shez no more , she left this world the very next morning I post this)

Sometimes you need a jerk in life to make sure you are not heading towards wrong direction. That jerk does not always have to be in your life, but it can be with anyone and all you need is to put yourself in that space !! And I understand you can not always put yourself manually and feel it. It just happens from Allah. And today something happened EXACTLY like this.

I was cursing my professional life 2 days back so badly that I wanted to QUIT everything and was into so much depression and stress that all I could see the NEGATIVITY around me (*please don’t bash cox seriously it’s not easy to express your weak times in front of world*) .

Today when I am writing this post , my fingers are moving fast on my phone keypad and I am not even thinking what and how I should write. The pain I am feeling right now is unbearable and I honestly feel it’s just started to get worst and all I thought to write whatever I feel!!

Now what this is all about, start reading now!!

A very sweet girl is in very critical condition and she is in ICU with some undiagnosed Brain Infection. Her name is Yumna Babar!!

Well I never met her in person but she’s my friend’s friend and an admin on one of Facebook group and also a member of others groups. Now I am not into much of all the groups so I had no idea what’s going on unless I read my friend’s Facebook status !!

My fingers now have started shivering and my eyes are all wet coz I just read one of her old post which she posted on April 7, and whatever she wrote it shook me from inside. I want all of you to read this !!

1
2

 

The reason I have shared with you all that she is again in hospital and very critical as per resources and trust me she needs us , the second reason I shared it here publicly is because I want to use all my social access to pray for her!! She is too young to suffer all this .

Please recite ‘ya salamo’ and ‘ayat-e-karima’ as much as you can and share this post with friends and if not the post then do ask your friends to pray for her!!!! 

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

Sephora!! Clarins Gift Box

It’s going to be a quick post today !!

Just came to share my new loyalty points gift box from Sephora . You all know I talked about this in my previous post here . If you have not read that post then do read it!!

Before I start sharing pictures I hope to get more better boxes in upcoming months !! And I hope to get my gold card soon 🙈🙈🙈

Anyways , enjoy the pictures and do let me know if you need detailed review on any of the product!




– Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream (30ml)

– Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser (30ml)

– Clarins Instant Eyemakeup Remover (30ml)

– Clarins Skin Smoothing Eyemask (5ml)

I wanted the eye mask to be atleast 30 ml too but that’s okay!!

I would love to listen what you all want to see on blog!! Meanwhile don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for latest makeup look. My Instagram name is Nida’s Beauty Bag

 

 

 

 

 

Sephora once again!!!

Here I am once again with a Sephora gift box which I got using my loyalty points!!

Ever since 2017, the loyalty gift boxes has gone to whole new level!! They have started giving full sizes which is amazing because you know you really work hard to get these points . We get 1 point on 10 aed , so it’s like we are investing a lot 😂😂.

So again, I had more than 1 voucher and Sephora have one more option which is by Clarins , which I am getting in few days for sure but for today I am sharing my Too Faced, rich girl obsession box which caught my eyes and I picked this immediately! I could got both but the girl at counter had little knowledge and according to her I was only eligible for 1 gift, though I can still get more boxes 😀😀😀

Rich Girl Obsession

Ok, so this box has 3 products and 2 of them are full sizes

– Too Faced better than Love mascara (full size)

– Too Faced perfect wear waterproof eyeliner (full size)

– Too Faced shadow insurance primer (deluxe)

These are the perks of black card holder and let me show you what gold card holders will get in this month gift box. I was actually drooling and all I wanted to get the gold card lol !!  Which means more shopping 🙈🙈

Look at this guys !! Such heavy duty and fully loaded box 🙈🙈

It’s a fully UD box I couldn’t spot every product but man this is amazing, and these are the types of boxes they always get 😳😳😳😳

I wish UAE Sephora comes up with the brand Stila coz I really want to get their new metallic liquid shadows 

 

Khussay Kahani

Do you know why I named this post Khussay Kahani because I am a hoarder of Khussa’s . I wanted to name this post differently and I asked people to share the ideas but I didn’t get anything attracted infact very fewer people respond. So, I have to focus myself and decided this..

As it says Kahaani , I have to share background story. When I was young like during my school time, I had very slim feet with a long thumb and none of the shoes used to fit me. Every sandals /slippers use to be loose especially from front. So I had to buy with the buckle at the end. With this Khussay were the my only hope. And since the khussay do not have shape initially and they turn according to your feet shape , I started enjoy wearing them. And my comfort level also raised with time.

When I was in University , we had to walk alot as you all know how big Karachi University is.. and trust me or not mostly I use to wear and walk in khussa’s . I remember my boss in the office use to say how the hell you walk in them in Uni..so basically besides likeness they are SUPER COMFORTABLE for me. (like i love heels but i cant walk in them for long)

Now its time to move to this post kahaani.

We dubai people are blessed with GLOBAL VILLAGE and this year when I went for the first time I saw amazing khussa’s in INDIAN pavilion. And they were all reasonable too. I picked only 1 pair but after coming back home I wanted to get more :D. So, next time I especially went to buy more. And then I got 2 more….Hehe!!!

So now if you wants to see the picture then just scroll down to see the pictures …

 

The first khussa I got from first visit of Global Village 2017
The first khussa I got from first visit of Global Village 2017

img_9763

Front look# 1
Front look# 1

They are exactly the same color as shown in the picture for AED 45 only/

Lets move to the second and third one now

 

Let's bring some color to your feet
Let’s bring some color to your feet

 

You can pair them with anything LITERALLY
You can pair them with anything LITERALLY
Front Look # 2
Front Look # 2

Ok , so last one is bit formal. When I saw them I said to my husband that I can’t wait to wear them on EID or someones MEHNDI.

It has silver beeds on it
It has silver beeds on it

 

 I dont know but I want to get chooridar pajama with this ..What do you think guys???
I don’t know but I want to get chooridar pajama with this ..What do you think guys???

 

Front Look # 3
Front Look # 3

So, what do you think ?? Haina khubsurat. These both were of AED 75/ in total..

If you guys like this post then do share the LOVE by commenting .. Your comments and feebacks means alot to me !!!

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

img_9550

Close to the eyes
Close to the eyes

img_9562

img_9573

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 #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.

Outfit-of-the-day-#birthdaylook4

 

Outfit-of-the-day-#birthdaylook3
Dress by Ishtiaq Afzal Khan

 

Outfit-of-the-day-#birthdaylook2
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)

Outfit-of-the-day-#birthdaylook1
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