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Putting Laura Mercier Classics To The Test

8.11.2018


Laura Mercier* is a brand that I was aware of and interested in since the pre-Instagram days - I remember reading my favorite bloggers blogs and them always raving about their tinted moisturizers and I always had it on my to buy and try list but I never got around to it - I would have to say it was also because five years back I hated the thought of putting any sort of coverage on my face (the under eye concealing was a wholllle another story though) haha - now that I'm in my late twenties - my face definitely needs some coverage! Lol



I was very lucky to be sent these two cult classics by the Laura Mercier team  - The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - and I have to say - I'm LOVING both these offering but I am a little more in love with the tinted moisturizer. The shade is a bit light for me but there's got to be some sort of shade adjusting magic in it because when I applied it all over my face - I wasn't left with any white cast - neither did I look like a pale vampire in the daylight! Lol

You can definitely smell the SPF in this which isn't the great - but since I really adore everything else about this product - I'm willing to look past this. The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer stays on all day (image proof down below) - looks super natural - gives a medium coverage that you can easily blend away with your fingers - no tools required unless you want to apply it with brushes and I find that I don't have to slather too much on so you will get your moneys worth when it comes to the number of applications you get outta this.

Right after I applied the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Nude - check out the super natural coverage! It felt super light! No editing - taken in front of a window.


Just before I was about to take my makeup off for the day - a good 6 hours later! I had to reapply my concealer before going out and had to retouch my powder but the tinted moisturizer stayed on strong! Yay for that!


Incase you can't tell - I'm in love and I think the next time you are in Sephora - try this out! You'll really enjoy it. While I am still not on board with applying foundation on my face everyday - this is something I've been reaching for and see myself doing so in the future too!

*PR Samples

Hello.. Let's Be Friends Again

7.30.2018


Yikes! Has it really been a year since I wrote and published my last post on this blog? Unfortunately - yes. Somewhere over the past year my interest in blogging started dying - people were no longer reading actual blog posts and I found that more Instagram followers did not really translate into more readers for me blog - so I just stopped blogging here - there's no grand reason - it really is as simple as that. Over the past couple of weeks though - I find myself looking for reviews and not finding them - no one seems to be blogging and that makes me so sad. There was a time that I would never ever purchase anything before reading blog reviews and now all that exists are pretty picture on Instagram on the latest releases and the bare minimum in caption (I'm super guilty of this!) - so - here I am - trying to change that with my teeny tiny blog that somehow has a tiiiiiny number of regular visitors even with a year of no updates. To those that have still come back in the hopes of a new post - I'm sorry for all the times that you were disappointed - I'm determined to change that with multiple weekly posts.

So lets start this relationship - again.

I'm Nayab - a Pakistani living in Chicago (two years ago I got married and moved here with my husband). I'm currently a housewife and gearing up to start my professional career here within the next two years (on a break due to logistical reasons) - I love love love eating out and trying out new food places with my husband which has made me gain a WHOLE LOTTTA WEIGHT since I've moved to the US - so I'm on a journey to lose that too! I used to be someone who couldn't cook or clean without throwing a tantrum back in Pakistan but I've learned to love doing that too!

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