Friday, February 28, 2014

UK Makeup Haul

Hey there :)

So its been a month since I returned from my trip to the UK. I don't ever buy this much of makeup at once but this time, I bought quite a lot of stuff- kind of a crazy amount! But that's sort of what you do when you go for vacation, right? (lol!)
The things you will be seeing in this post is sort of a peak into what I'll be posting about in more detail in the next few days.


Starting out with the much-hyped about palette which I was insanely excited to get:

URBAN DECAY Naked 3 eyeshadow palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette

Then I stumbled upon this lil thing which TOTALLY STOLE the naked 3's spotlight:

SMASHBOX Full Exposure eyeshadow Palette

SMASHBOX Full Exposure eyeshadow Palette

I was very excited to try the Laura Mercier products since I heard so much about them- So I got a highlighter and the much loved and talked about- silk cream foundation from their line.

(From L-R): LAURA MERCIER Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc, Silk Cream Foundation 

LAURA MERCIER Peach Mosaic Shimmer Bloc

I know Givenchy is available here as well but I totally forgot about it at the time! 
That nude lipstick is currently my fave nude :)

(From L-R): GIVENCHY Healthy Glow Powder in no.3 Ambre Crosiére, Le Rouge Lip color in Beige Mousseline

(From L-R): GIVENCHY Healthy Glow Powder in no.3 Ambre Crosiére, Le Rouge Lip color in Beige Mousseline

 Haven't worn the lipstick YET, but this lip liner, oh boy its become my fave!
(P.S, I totally forgot to take a picture of the actual bullet part of the lipstick, but don't worry cos I'll probably be doing in depth review and swatches of these products soon!)

(From L-R): ELIZABETH ARDEN Lipstick in Red Door Red, Lip Liner in Ballet Blush


More than anything else, I was totally looking forward to checking out the drugstore makeup there. Totally inexpensive compared to Jeddah!

I haven't tried either of these enough to speak about them much- but I'm so STOKED about the Sleek bronzer!

(From L-R): SLEEK Face Contour Kit in Light, MAYBELLINE Dream Sun Bronzing Powder no. 02

(From L-R): SLEEK Face Contour Kit in Light, MAYBELLINE Dream Sun Bronzing Powder no. 02

Haven't tried many of them yet, but loving the Revlon ones and the Collection one!

(From L-R): SLEEK Matte Me in Brink Pink, REVLON Matte Balms in Complex and Elusive, COLLECTION Cream Puff Lip Cream in Cotton Candy, MAYBELLINE Color Sensation Lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe.
Real Technique's brushes amaze me! They are inexpensive and really good quality. The blush brush has become my fave for a diffused and natural bronzed look

(From L-R): 1st three are from the Real Techniques travel essentials kit, the last one is the Blush Brush.

I guess I'm good to go without any more makeup for at least a year!

If you'd like to see swatches and/or reviews of any of these products let me know in the comments section or you can contact me on my Facebook :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A little something about me :)

Hello there pretties!

This is my first ever post on this blog, and what better way to start out than to introduce myself?

My name is Aamna, I'm currently 17. I have an almost unhealthy love for makeup. I love experimenting with new makeup, trying on different looks, checking out whats new in the market etc.
Apart from that I am very much into fashion! I think just trying on different clothes, shoes, handbags etc to compliment your body and personality is a lot of fun and can make you learn a lot about your personality.

My previous blogging experience:

I used to be a part of Vicinity Makeup with my sister, which we closed down a few months earlier because of many reasons. However, it was a truly amazing experience, and I got to learn a lot from it. 
This is one of the major reasons why I'm finally starting up this blog, because I miss writing about all these things I love.

So yeah, I'm here to share my love of all things fashion and beauty.

If you have any requests/ ideas for any specific type of posts, please let me know in the comment section below :)

And oh, inshaAllah I'll soon be starting a Twitter and/or Facebook page. Then hopefully it'll become easier to talk to you guys!

My first post will most probably be a makeup related one. So stay tuned.

Until then, take care :)