I know, I know - Eid has passed by and I'm still posting Eid collections, but this is one collection that I feel like will serve you throughout the year - from weddings, to parties - it has something for everyone. Check out Mehdi's Eid Collection 2015.
The collection features summery pastel tones of blue, peach and creams serving as the ideal cool color palette for the hotter months approaching. This limited edition collection features a number of unique designs with delicate signature embellishments of thread work with pearls, beads and sequins mixed with zardozi. The collection encompasses embroidered shirts, digital printed silk dupatta with straight pants making it a wearable blend of ensembles that would be a great addition to any wardrobe. A whimsical and romantic collection, MEHDI creates a collection that is a testament to his signature style.
The new Eid collection is available now at MEHDI pret stores located on M.M Alam Road in Lahore and Zamzama in Karachi. The brands Eid campaign is photographed by talented duo of Ather Shahzad and modelled by leading supermodel Mehreen Syed.
I have been a fan of the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder for as long as I can remember, so for a product to come along and knock that off my favorites list is a big deal - presenting the Stage Line Professional Formula Two Compact powder - a better, more refined version of the cult classic Stay Matte.
In Pakistan, we have heat and humidity like no other, meaning that the products I test out always go through tough conditions and if they come out on top from there, it means they are pretty great. This offering by Stage Line although a bit bulky in packaging, is perfect for literally every occasion. I use it with a powder brush during the day for a light coverage and it's oil controlling properties, or during the night, apply it with the sponge it came with, for a medium buildable coverage that stays on for ages! I've been enjoying setting my under eye area with this, since I feel like it soo finely milled that it almost blurs out any cake-iness from previous concealor applications.
All in all, this product gets a double thumbs up from me. Being the first product that I tried from Stage Line, it's definitely made me want to look into other products. As for the Formula Two powder itself, it is lightweight, has bulidble coverage, stay on for a long time and has great oil controlling properties - what more would you want from a compact powder? Haha
Price - PKR 1,645
Available at all leading departmental stores and online HERE!
After Khaadi's budget friendly Eid collection, this has to be my favorite! The subtle hues are perfect for a super hot and humid Eid that we are prepping for this year. Which one is your favorite outfit? Let me know in the comments below :)
What I love about this kajal is that it comes with a twist up mechanism meaning no sharpeners needed, ever! That is a make or break point for me when it comes to buying eye pencils and while I still buy regular good old eye pencils that don't twist up and have to be sharpened regularly, I'm always a bit more partial to these ones! This offering from Maybelline is super easy to find, and super cheap too. I'm a liquid liner kinda gal from my top lid so I only ever use eye pencils for my lower lash line. With this I love how it can be applied super easily, glides on and is quite black upon application. It's not the darkest, most black eye pencil I've ever used but I like it.
Coming on to the 12 Hour claims, it definitely is smudge proof.We're in the middle of a heat wave where I live so barely any make up doesn't NOT melt off, this one though - does not give me a case of raccoon eyes so it's pretty great in that regard. The problem is the intensity, the blackness. While the kajal doesn't smudge, it doesn't stay the same shade of black as applied. By the end of my 12 Hour test, the kajal had all but dissapeard from my waterline, not smudged, but dissappeared.
All I would say for this products is that it's cheap and cheerful, perfect for girls who want to apply it and head out for school, it's so easy to fit this anywhere, has great smudge proof properties and excellent for the price but if you're looking for something that stays 'black' throughout the day, this isn't the product for you.
In the image below, I'm wearing this kajal on my lower lash line :)
Price - PKR 300
Availability - across departmental store throughout Pakistan
As I pack my bags to catch a flight tomorow night, I can't help but put in more than just a few packets of my favourite Shan Foods* masalas to help my curb my desi food cravings whilst I will be in the States for over two months. I guess the Shan Food advert that is going viral on social media partially does represent what I'll be going through soon! In case you have been living under a rock and haven't gotten a change to see the emotionally charged advert, I'll link it below for you guys to watch and enjoy! Remember to keep a tissue (or two ) in handy, most people I've shown this advert to do a little more than just shed a tear sneakily!
Check out the video by clicking HERE!
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