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 🙂

 

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightener

Ever since Maybelline launched their age rewind concealer I wanted to try them badly. And since they are not launched yet in Pakistan I had to wait till a facebook page stocks them. In my previous post I mentioned that how obsessed I am getting with contouring and highlighting. This is my 3rd concealer in a month 😀

About the Product

Active Formula and Micro-Corrector Applicator erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly.

Why You’ll Love It

• Micro-Corrector Applicator micro-fills and smoothes.
• Active formula with Haloxyl reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles.
• Apply neutralizer shade for extreme dark circles.
• Brightener shade adds a luminous touch.

For Best Results

Use applicator to apply concealer directly to under-eye area, blending in an outward motion.  Wipe off excess eye concealer with dry tissue only.  Do not wet applicator.

My View

The age rewind concealer comes in 6 neutralizing shades (Fair, Light, Medium, Honey, Neutralizer, Brightener 160).
I wanted to have something to brighten up my undereye so I went for shade Brightener. I think I still need to have shades light and medium. I absolutely LOVED it and want to try other shades too. They are super full coverage formula which is super easy to blend.

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The product comes with a sponge applicator in a twisted packaging. You have to twist the bottom several times in start and then with every twist product comes out on the sponge. I have seen YouTubers applying it with brush but I apply directly with its sponge and blend it with my fingers.

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Since I got the shade Brightener, it has a pinkish touch and that’s why I like to mix it with my other concealers. And the best it worked with my Nars Creamy Concealer in shade Custard. I still have to try it with Maybelline Fit Me concealer. And for my skin tone this particular shade do not hide my dark circles but it does a fabulous job of highlighting and that’s the reason I want to use it with their shade Light.

Everyone knows that I am a foundation hoarder and I love full coverage foundations even more and this concealer is a very natural looking full coverage concealers. It blends easily and does not crease at all. I have set this concealer under my eye with Anastasia Beverly Hills palette, my Inglot Translucent Powder and even with my Loreal Infallible Compact Powder and it worked great with all three.

In case you want to use this to hide acne or blemishes, I suggest it to apply with brush and not to use it directly because it can get contaminated with bacteria.

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Primer: Inglot Under Makeup Base

Foundation: Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation-Almond

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightener + Nars Creamy Concealer- Custard

Setting Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit- Shade Banana

Blush: Loreal Le Blush 120

Eyeliner: Colorstudio Liquid Liner

Mascara: Bourjois Beauty’full Mascara

Lipstick : Stilla Color Balm Lipstick – Dusty Rose

Setting Spray: Nyx Dewy Setting Spray

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Shirt : Agha Noor

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Dupatta:Got dyed from Dyer

Shoes: Outfitters

Necklace: Local Market from Thailand

You may like it

  • A good full coverage concealer
  • Easy to blend
  • Do not crease and sets well any translucent powder.
  • Works great to highlight and brighten under eye area.

You may not like it

  • Be careful with twist, you may end up wasting a lot of product else
  • Do not have any shade for darker skin people.

I got this from facebook page Zensky for Rs 1080  and I think the price at Target is6.94$ 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills need no introduction. I love this brand to the core and want to grab literally all their products. I have its Contour Kit for review today.

About the product

The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features three highlighting and three contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features.
Kit available in 3 shades: Light to Medium, Medium to Tan, and Tan to Deep.

My View

Contour and highlighting is my latest obsession and I have been constantly buying products in this category. After seeing almost every YouTuber my first purchase was ABH Contour Kit and I knew I would love it. Officially the kit comes in 3 shades but since I bought from a facebook page I only had one shade option. And luckily the Light to Medium shade is perfect for me.

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I should now talk about the packaging because I know most of you would already have this but just to be precise the packaging is cardboard kinda black packaging, which is indeed very handy. But it does get messy because of its color.

The palette has 6 gorgeous shades:

Vanilla I like to use this shade as my eyeshadow base on top of eye primer
Banana- I use this shade to set my under eye concealer and everywhere I tend to set my concealer for highlighting purpose.
Sand- Love to use this shade on my face highest point to highlight.
Java- A good bronze shade if you want to have a natural contour
Fawn– I mostly mix this shade with Havana for the contour
Havana- A perfect shade for contour. I use it to warm up my forehead and contour under my cheekbones and jawline.

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I have seen YouTubers using this palette on top of cream contours too but since I don’t have any cream products I use it alone and it does not look cakey or patchy on my extreme dry skin. The formula tends to blend into the skin, which is really great. I have loved my face cut even more after using this product. It has no fragrance, which is a SUPER POSITIVE point for me. And does not irritate on my EXTREME SENSTIVE skin.

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You may like it

  • If you love contour and bronzing you will love this palette for sure

You may not like it

  • Can only be bought from pages and not available in stores..

I bought this from facebook page Zensky for Rs 4800 and its officially price is 40$. This page has really reasonable prices and I have become a serious customer of it. Go and visit her page. She really has some coolest stuff in stock too.

 

A Tiny Miny Haul Post

Ok , so I have no idea when I posted a Haul Post in past. Normally I don’t have hauls exactly, I BELIEVE, I GUESS!! Even today’s post is not a one time purchase but I actually photographed them together so that’s how this is a Haul post for me..(**I hope it makes sense**)

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills- Contour Kit

I always wanted to have this in my stash but last time when I saved money I bought Tamanna Palette. Last month when I saw this palette on Zensky , facebook store I had to buy it. I bought it  for Rs 5100 including courier charges.

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  • Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush

I have to admit that I bought it just because of its packaging. The testing is yet to be done though. I bought it again from Zensky for Rs 1650.

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  • Physicians Formula Bronzer Booster -Light /Medium

I believe this is going to be a sheer one on my skin but still I love it, yah!! physicians formula’s has really cute packaging.I purchased it for Rs 1800 from Zensky again.

  • BronzeBoosterMaybelline Age Rewind Concealer- Brightner Illuminator

I had to get it after watching it in almost every YouTuber video. I got it especially for the brightening purpose. It cost me Rs 1080 from Zensky again.

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  • Gerard Cosmetics – 5 Pack Lipsticks

This took me more than a month to delivered. I got them in a promotion deal for Rs 4500 for 5 lipsticks. I ordered straight from their official websites with free shipping (**cherry on the top** ) 😉

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  • Bioderma Atoderm Cream and Face Wash

I have already finished half of the face wash and I absolutely love it. I am so sorry I forgot the price tag but they are available at Scensation, Dolmen Mall Clifton. I purchased face wash along with the moisturizer and got the makeup remover water in free 😀

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Masarrat Misbah Silk Foundation-Almond(#MMMakeup)

You all know by now that I am a foundation freak. I absolutely love foundations and lately I am using one from Masarrat Misbah’s makeup range and I am completely in LOVEEEEE…

About the product This weightless liquid formula “tunes in” to you skin’s need, controlling oil where there is a shine and moisturize where it’s patchy for a long wearing balanced look, with true coverage.

Who is this for

For all skin types including normal to oily skin types, and anyone who wants a pure natural looking finish, with all-day wear. 

TIP: For dry skin you must always prep your skin with moisturizer before applying any makeup.

My View

Ever since I have come from Masarrat Misbah’s makeup launch I am only talking about it on my Instagram, Facebook page, Twitter, in my friends circle. I have already talked about the launch here and also showed a sneak peak of my Goodie Bag here.

As I mentioned in my previous post that Masarrat Misbah makeup is purely Halal and they are also officially certified. And this makes this product even more good. They have named it as SILK FOUNDATION, which means it blends easily. They come in 12 shades and I got shade Almond. Btw, I never thought that this shade can be a perfect one for my skin. I am nc20-25 in Mac Prolong wear foundation and with that comparison the shade is quite dark but this brand has something in their formula that this shade worked like an exact match on me without being oxidize much. I did oxidize but it didn’t give me a tan look.

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The foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation and got a good creamy consistency. Even though its a thick foundation it blends easily with fingers too. I have to confess that even Revlon Color Stay do not blend with fingers. According to the description; this foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin but I say its perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. Its a complete matte foundation on me but I have heard its a good dewy one for the ones who have normal skin. The staying power of the foundation is also very impressive. I have wore this foundation for maximum 6 hours and it didn’t fade neither got cracky.

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How to use

When Nighat Misbah was doing my makeover she suggested to use it with finger tips. And for my dry skin she advised to use it with a moisturizer to give a glowey look. So when I use it  I always do following steps

  • Apply my Bioderma Atoderm Cream for dry and sensitive skin.
  • Take just one pump of foundation on back of my hand.
  • Start applying gently with my finger tips starting from under eyes to cheeks and to whole face.
  • Dust a tiny amount of Translucent powder under my eyes to set the foundation in my fine lines and tada its done !!

That one pump is enough for the full face application but if you are using it with a brush or sponge you would need little more but trust me use your fingers to get a airbrushed finish. Shade matching can be bit difficult with this foundation at the moment but if you live in Karachi or Lahore visit any Depilex branch and the experts their will guide you what shade you should buy. You can also try there to match the shade with your skin tone. At the event we were also told that the whole makeup range is made keeping Asian skin tones in mind. So for me it was like a cherry on the top. You can purchase the entire makeup range at their official website MasarratMakeup or visit the Depilex. The price of Silk Foundation is Rs 1100/=

You may like

  • The price is very affordable.
  • Its a medium to full coverage foundation.
  • Do not look cakey or patchy.
  • Easy to blend with fingers.
  • Specially made for Asian skin tones.
  • Good shade range.
  • Hides blemishes and imperfections too.
  • Lasting power is strong

You may not like

  • Shade matching. You need an assistance of expert to get the right shade.

I absolutely love everything about this foundation and highly suggest to everyone. Do share with me how do you like my review and if you have tried this foundation then do write about your experience too. And Yes!! in the end, Thankyou everyone for your love. Nida’s Beauty Bag has hit 11k likes recently and I am over the moon right now.

What’s in my MM Goodie Bag

Two days back I talked about the MM Makeup Launch took place at Depilex Bahadarabad, Karachi. For complete post click here. Here is a quick post on what’s in my goodie bag. This was one of my most favorite goodie bag. In love with each and every product in it.

 

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Exactly!! Nothing is complete without the right makeup

 

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Product Details

  • Silk Foundation- Almond
  • Liquid Lipstick- Phenomenal Red
  • Lip Gloss- Dahlia
  • Lip Varnish- Uptown Girl
  • Ethereal Glow- Radiance

So here is the sneak peak of my goodie bag. I will be doing a separate post on each of them so do tell me which review you want to see first on my blog …. 🙂

Enjoy!!!!