[EYES] Smoked Teal with a hint of Pink!

Friday, September 30, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 17 Comments

Hey Everyone!
Last night I had a family function to attend and when I was finished doing my makeup I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you all. Hence the flash photography. My dress was all Black with a hint of Pink embroidery, so I wanted to play up with a smokey eye! I used a teal color all over the lid and added some silver to blend it out to the black, then blended the  black in the crease. I blended the shadows out with a very light touch of pink. The pink is hardly noticeable in person but in the photo it turned out really nice :)

The Products I used:

  • Mabrook Palette (shades mention below)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liner in Black
  • Etude Liquid Liner in Black
  • Maybeline Great Lash Mascara in Black

Feel free to leave any comments and suggestions! Let me know what you think of the flash photography, sometimes flash makes everything just soo shimmery!



[EYES] Brown Now Using ELF Butternut Quad

Monday, September 26, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 14 Comments

Hey Everyone!

I've been trying out the products I received from E.L.F. that I showed in my Shop and Tell post, check it out here. I really like the Butternut Quad, the 2 lighter shades are VERY difficult to work with since they are not pigmented, but the bronze and the matte brown are very nice and super blendable!

So for this look I used everything from ELF except for the inner corner highlight I used a matte vanilla shadow.  So let me know what you think of this look!

Products used: 

ELF Essential Brightening Eye Color in Butternut
Bronze Brown all over lid
Brown Matte in crease
Vanilla Matte Shade in Inner Corner and Browbone
ELF Waterproof Eyeliner in Black
ELF Essential Lengthening & Defining Mascara in Brown 

Very simple everyday look, so let me know what you think!



[NAILS] InterGalactic Nails- Silver and Black

Friday, September 23, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 6 Comments

Hey everyone!

So today I did some more nail stamping! I really like how they are turning out now, I used the m.48 stamping plate form Born Pretty Store. If you want to read my review on the Nail Stamping Kit that I received you can check it out here. I used the Black Wet n' Wild Polish and the Silver is from Christine.

Born Pretty Store is offering my followers 5% off their entire purchases using the code:  SIDRAHL73

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Let me know what you think of this nail design!



[REVIEW] Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liners

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 5 Comments

Ever since I could remember my mom has been using Avon products, so naturally I've been using Avon since I first started using makeup. One product that is essential in everyone's makeup drawer is an eyeliner. The eyeliner was the first product I started using so ever since then I've been hooked on these Avon eyeliners. So for today's post I'll be reviewing Avon's Glimmersticks in Saturn Grey, Blackest Black and the waterproof Sea Green


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[NAILS] Hot Pink and Black Nail stamping

Monday, September 19, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 9 Comments

This combination I used the ELF Matte Finisher on top of the pink from N.Y.C which looks amazing! This manicure might not last very long because with nail stamping you have to put on a top coat otherwise the design will start to chip, which in this design I only used the matte finisher for the pink and not the black polish from Wet n' Wild.

I used the m.49 stamping plate form Born Pretty Store. If you want to read my review on the Nail Stamping Kit that I received you can check it out here.

If you like this nail design please feel free to leave any comments below! 



E.L.F. Cosmetics Shop and Tell!

Sunday, September 18, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 10 Comments

Hey everyone.

About a month ago I was asked by an ELF USA PR to try out some products from the company. Since they don’t ship worldwide I had to wait until my friend came back from his trip. So here are some of the products I got! I wanted to try out one of everything Iand overall the products are really nice.
So let me show you close up what I picked out!



[REVIEW] Capri Moisturising Hand wash in Pink

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 13 Comments

Capri’s forty year old legacy, which had initially started as a soap manufacturer, has grown organically with time and expanded its portfolio by offering a specialised product range for personal care. Thus technological advancements and innovation have enabled Capri to especially address the needs of the young consumer of today. 
The range includes four variations of the iconic soap; Capri White, Capri Pink, Capri Blue and Capri Green. With the addition of two Hand Wash offerings, Capri has extended its product line as a natural progression and evolution for the brand.


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[REVIEW] Born Pretty Store French Tip Nail Stamping kit!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 14 Comments

Recently I got to try out nail art stamping, I've seen so many designs used by Bloggers and YouTubers so when Born Pretty Store asked me to try out one of their products I had to pick a nail stamping kit.

They came in 2 different sets.

I picked the French Stamping Kit and I am in LOVE with these templates. Here is what you get in the package:
2 Stamping Templates


Pakistani Beauty Blog - Weekly Roundup [Vol 2]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 0 Comments

Hey everyone! I am excited to share with you all the second installment of my fellow Pakistani Beauty Bloggers Link Roundup! Check out these ladies and show your support! This week its all about Eid.

  • Watching people getting NAKED wasn’t easy. Every post that featured this palette ignited her desire to get it. Sara Hasan celebrated her eid day with Urban decay naked palette 

  • Visit through the streets of Karachi as Rida Rohail guides you through a tour of Port Grand this Eid!

  • Feeling a little British today? Try out Maheen's England Flag look.

  • Sana & Aroosa shares their collective haul which includes Sephora , Bourjois and more 

  • Young Foreverism shows of her eid day Mehndi 

  • "Eid was this time very royal for Anum, and would have been incomplete without the royal on her eyes

  • Silver Smokey look  for a smokin' hot Eid by Ruqaiya Khan

  • Sahrish Adeel shares her inexpensive buys for this Eid - Check our her Bling Bling-Jewelry Haul!

  • Neelum needed a new holy grail lip balm, and it looks like she found it. It is now known as The best lip balm i have ever used

  • Eid filled with SLEEK Goodies - Rabeeyah created her Eid Day Grey Smokey look using one of her Sleek palette"

  • Is the Summer too hot for you? Want to wear those perfect icy shades on your eyes? Check out The Feminine Crusade's 'Tatters of Frost' on Eid.

  • Like Mineral Makeup? Fragancia shares her views on Nude By Nature Mineral cosmetics"

  • With all the glitz n' glam this eid, Sidrah from Beauteous Blog shares her Jewelry picks  from earrings to bracelets.

  • This Eid Saleha from Makeupmydrug went for taupe-y blue eyes. 

  • Is 'Flawless Complexion' just a gimmick or really possible under budget? Find out with PiNkIsH as she reviews Pond's Flawless White Visible Lightening Day Cream

  • Everybody Loves to shop especially around EID! So Areej went shopping on Chand Raat & got these for herself 

  • Cheeky Chic From we make up shares her love for a CORAL lipshade that works wonders: FIREFLY by NYC Ultra moist Lipwear

  • Shycheeks reviews a quite hyped product

  • Transition your makeup into Autumn/Winter 2011 Sarah Ali @ Glossicious reviews Sleek MakeUP’s NUDE COLLECTION.



      [NAILS] Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in African Violet

      Sunday, September 11, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 9 Comments

      On my nails today is Sally Hansen's Diamond Strength Polish in African Violet, I've owned this polish for some time so I decided to paint my nails this deep dark color which is reddish plum shade. Unfortunately the camera didn't pick up much of the violet tone in this polish in some of the photos. 

      Hope you guys enjoy!

      Feel free to leave any comments and of course follow me on twitter and facebook for the latest updates! 



      [Press Release] Beauty & Personal Care Brand Capri and Ayesha Omar

      Friday, September 09, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 0 Comments

      Capri, Pakistan’s historic beauty and personal care brand of choice introduce the inspiring media personality Ayesha Omar as their Brand Ambassador. 

      Following already revealed ambassador Mehreen Raheal, With her ongoing pursuit of success in the field of media be it hosting, acting, modeling, and most recently singing, combined with her infectious charm, Ayesha Omar embodies the essence of a true Capri Woman;  one whose life captures beauty and confidence that continues to lead her towards the realisation of her dreams. Indeed Capri hopes to inspire women through their ambassadors and their journeys of struggle and success against many odds.



      [REVIEW] First Impressions of the L’Oreal Revitalift Stimulift

      Thursday, September 08, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 6 Comments

      Hello my lovely readers!
      I mentioned in an earlier post about the new product launched by L’Oreal Paris. So today I am going to be trying this product out for the first time and give you my first impression of the product from the packing to its use.

      What it claims:
      The New Revitalift Stimulift from L'Oréal has created Stimulift technology to stimulate the production of the skin's 8 natural lifters to plump your skin from within for a natural lifting and firming effect. The anti-wrinkle + firming Eye Cream has been developed to hydrate and tone the eye contour area and visibly reduces wrinkles and crow's feet.

      I can not pinpoint the scent of the cream. It is mild, not strong at all. It smells really similar to a typical lotion/cream. Nothing floral or perfumed at all which is great because I do not like scented creams for my face, it just becomes irritating.
      Rating: 4/5

      I really like the feel of this cream, I applied just a small amount and it goes a long way and is absorbed really easily to the skin. The consistency is thick so it’s best to use a little.
      Rating: 4/5
      The size of the jar is 50ml. It is a typical jar but I like that it has a top so that the product doesn’t make the jar messy. I do dislike jar’s, Its not the  easiest way to access the product, it should have came in a tube or pump.
      Rating: 3/5

      Overall first impression rating:

      How to use:
      For me personally I don’t prefer applying creams in the morning only sunscreen. I feel I will just sweat it off, so the best time to use this product is when you reach home and cleanse your face.

        • So with a cleansed face, take a pea size amount and dot it all over the areas to ensure even distribution of the product. 
        • The cream is absorbed pretty nicely, its best to use the smallest amount so that it skins into your skin. The texture of the cream is really thick.
        • I applied it gently starting from the inner corner of the eye moving towards the outer corner, pat lightly with your fingertips until the cream is absorbed. Just make sure you do NOT apply this really close to your eyeball. It doesn’t tingle or sting but it is irritating.

        Overall I think I will not benefit from this product as much as someone who has mature skin. I do have slightest lines on my eye area so I will just use it at night. 

        Priced at PKR 1,250. This is available worldwide. For more information about the L’Oréal Paris in Pakistan you can visit their official facebook fanpage in Pakistan: www.facebook.com/LOrealPakistan

        I hope this first impression was helpful for you guys. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions! 



        Jewelry Show and Tell

        Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 15 Comments

        Hey Everyone!

        I hope everyone’s Eid went amazing! I know I had a lot of fun, wearing pretty new cloths and of course accessories! I wanted to share with you all some jewelry that I purchased for Eid along with some of my favs in my collection.

        I am really into big chunky earrings, they either have to be big or long and skinny. Big hoop earrings just aren’t appealing to me. So here are some pieces 

        This pair I purchased at the KDA market for 120 Rs. Its so urban, this has to be my fav. I wore this during the afternoon because I normally like wearing some sparkly at night which I will further show.


        Jessica Lowndes from 90210 Top BEAUTY Tips!

        Thursday, September 01, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 4 Comments

        90210 is one of my all time favorite tv series. Since season 1 I've always liked Jessica Lowndes's character "Adrianna" , throughout the seasons she has truly grown into her character.

        Jessica Lowndes has a campaign out for Norwegian glacial mineral water brand Isklar and she has a few beauty tips that she has shared with the campaign. The campaign called “Do Different” encourages people to try something a bit different from changing their look, to taking up new hobbies or re-vamping their wardrobes. 
        Leading makeup artists such as Emma Miles, Francesca Neill and Malin Coleman (who have worked with the likes of Kate Middleton, Sienna Miller, Kelly Brook, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few) taught Jessica how to re-create this season’s looks – a change from her usual career in front of the camera to a behind the scenes role as a makeup artist. Jessica also shared with us her top beauty tips!
        Jessica's top BEAUTY tips!



        [NAILS] Shimmery Brown from Christine No. 149

        Thursday, September 01, 2011 Sidrah!!!! 5 Comments

        Hey Everyone!

        First off I hope everyone in the Muslim Community is having a wonderdul Eid! I sure am! I wanted to share with you all my Nail of the Day. I really wanted to keep the tones neutral and since Fall is coming I wanted to do a dark nail color. Hence for today I chose a rich brown shade with a bit of shimmer from Christine No. 149. Its available in Pakistan from 30Rs+.

        Hope you all like it! 
        So whats on your nails this Eid?