OOTD-Black and White Lace Outfit!


Well hello there! Welcome to the first outfit post of 2014, where I'll be talking less about my outfit and more about how these are the last pictures I have with my precious long hair. It was after these pictures were taken that I went to the hair dressers for a little trim to get rid of those pesky split ends that were bothering me since ages but instead got a full on hair cut! I seriously fail to understand why hair dressers don't actually listen to what their customer wants! Girls, just look at the length of my hair in these pictures, I'm left with hair that barely touches my shoulder now ugh! And the most annoying part was that she asked me AFTER chopping my hair from one side whether the length was okay?! Erm, hello?! Of course the length wasn't okay but what could I do, can't really roam around with half of my hair barely touching my shoulders and the others half mid-back. I've decided to chop off my own split ends at home, goodbye hair dressers, you will not be seeing me again, ever! *snaps fingers Tyra Banks style*

I guess I should talk a little about my outfit even though I can write at least a short horror story about how all hair dressers are the same when it comes to going out of their way to not listen to their clients haha. So basically what I asked the tailor to do when I gave this outfit for stitching was make it loose and flowy, so that the black lace cloth and the white embroidered cloth could look more put together when stitched on top of each other. The sleeves are a plain black embossed material and I paired this frock/kurta with my well used black jeans and plain black flats. Since it is absolutelyyy freezing in Islamabad these days, I had to wear a huge bear sized jacket on top to keep myself from turning into ice, which kinda killed the look of the outfit but I always choose comfort over fashion haha. 

Regular readers will notice the change in background which is because I've moved houses and this one doesn't have the stunning drive away that the previous house where I lived had, hopefully this isn't too shabby. Please do let me know in the comments below if this background isn't very appealing and I should look for a newer one haha. 

Until next time, tc :) 

P.S - Please don't take my hair rant as being thankless for what hair I do have. I realize that there are people in the world who are unwell/sick, have lost all of their hair and would love to have what hair I have now. It is a very humbling thought. My hair rant is written in jest, so I hope people will take it that way :)

Favourites of 2013 Tag!


I may potentially be the very last person to do this tag, which is a combination result of my world class procrastination and the fact that I did not want to over crowd everyone's blogger feed with the 2013 Favorites product posts. So hopefully you guys haven't had enough of these posts and would enjoy having a read of my one! There is a catch though in my one. I have chosen ONLY ONE PRODUCT from each category like foundation, lip gloss etc so you guys can know about the products that I really LOVE!

Dior Eclate Satin Moisture Release Foundation

2013 was the year that I gave up foundation, because it was honestly just another step in my morning routine that wasn't really necessary. I have nice skin that doesn't need much coverage but this is the one foundation I used consistently whenever I was getting ready for a wedding or something special. It has that beautiful semi matte yet radiant finish that makes me look like I've had a good nights sleep even when I haven't haha. 

MAC Blush-Peaches

When I first bought this blush, I was a bit worried that it wouldn't show up on my skin tone since in the Google swatches, it was mostly girls with a lighter skin tone than mine who were using it. I'm soo glad I took the chance and got this since it's one of those blushes that almost sculpt your cheeks too when applied. Plus the fact that I got it for a bargain price of PKR 1600 only helps too :)

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo-Eternal Gold

I don't usually faff around with eyeshadow too much so having this stunning gold cream eyeshadow that lasts for hours and hours made me use it again and again! You can use this with your fingers for the best result, either dab it on lightly for a gold sheen or pack it on for a more metallicy look.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer-Natural Beige (review)

I'll be the first to say that even I'm dissapointed in Rimmel with the constant price raise where this concealer is concerned. I used to buy it for PKR 650 once upon a time, and now it's for PKR 850. Alot of the amount gets wasted on the brush applicator that it has but I am soo dependent on this concealer, it's not even funny! I've never had a concealer that highlights soo beautifully under my eyes whilst providing medium coverage as well. I continue to buy it and I'm pretty sure you guys will see this in my 2014 favorites as well haha. Talk about dependence on a product lol. 

Luscious Cosmetics LE Nail Varnish-Nickie Nina

Now, like the Rimmel concealer this is a product that can be easily replaced by better ones in the market, but I have not loved a color more than this in a while. I even have a backup of this shade. The consistency is thin and runny, you need a good 2-3 coats to get the real color on your nails but once you do it is a shade that is so 'me' that I forget what an effort it is to use haha. Love the almost black/purple amethyst shade!

Maybelline The Faslies Volume Express Mascara

When i first bought this mascara around 2 years back, I hated it! It was just way too 'wet' for me to use in a hurry so I used it a couple of times, and forgot all about it. Fast forward a few weeks and I accidentally reached for it again, and was I surprised with how much I loved it. The wetness of it had changed into a nice thick consistency that did alot for my barely existing lashes. This is how I use this mascara always. I buy it, open it, leave it for a few weeks and then use the best mascara ever (in my opinion, at least haha)

Essence Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner 
Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner Pencil

When I tried out the Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil eye liner, I was blown away by it. In my mind, I had found my hold grail eyeliners. The darkest black in one swipe, glides on like a dream, stays put and non smudge-y. Enter the Avon Pencil Gel eyeliner, it is everything that the Rimmel on was except just more pocket friendly and even creamier! Therefore, as much as I love the Rimmel Scandal eyes one, I don't think there's any comparison to the Avon gel one :) I'm not very fussy when it comes to liquid eyeliners so this waterproof one by Essence was purchased at least 3 times during the year! 

Rimmel Apocalips-Apocalyptic (review)
Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick- Sugar Plum Fairy (review)

For lipsticks, my absolute LOVE of 2013 is this Wet n Wild one. Satin matte finish, super long lasting and such a diverse color. Layer it up for an intense vampy look or dab it on for a lovely cherry kissed look. The fact that it costs not even $3 is unbeleiveable. 

Now I'm not a fan of lip glosses and my long term readers would know that, so this lipstick/lipgloss hybrid which is freakin pigmented is hands down my favorite. Rimmel just introduced a few more colors for their Apocalips and I can't wait to get my hands on some! 

Revlon Color Stay Aqua Mineral Makeup

I started using this powder in the summers and I loved it! Not because it is so super finely milled, or because it glided on my skin like silk, but because it has a cooling effect! How cool is that! When you apply this powder, due to the aqua properties in it, you actually feel a cooling sensation and there's nothing better than that in the summers, trust me! 

Luscious I Love Eyeshadow Palette- Spring Bloom (review)

Like I said, I'm not the biggest eyeshadow fan, but I do love lining my lower lash line with different colors when I do my makeup, and this palette was really useful for that since it has a fair few shades for that pop of color look :) There are better eye shadows palettes in the market, but for some reason, I picked this up alot during the year, much more than my other ones.

Woah! That was a huge post haha. Hopefully you guys enjoyed it and didn't think it was a drag :) Are any of my favorites your favorites? Let me know in the comments below :)

Until next time, tc.
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