Monday, 25 January 2010


Welcome to the first ever blog sale!

The numbering system is a simple grid one... each pigment will have a number and alphabet corresponding to it, for example the matte black towards the right of the bunch will be C10! As is obvious, there is no G1 or G12 - that row starts at G2 and ends at G11!

I only have one of each of the pigments shown so buying will be on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. So, for example, the first person to comment saying they want to buy F11 will get it - and subsequent comments for that colour will be useless so dont waste your time ;)

Happy buying, everyone!!!

BTW, you can enlarge the picture by clicking on it to view the colours better! The pigments with the black cross over them are those that have been sold, Ill keep updating the picture as more and more comments are added but it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure the pigment you want hasnt been bought yet, because I might not be able to edit the picture immediately!

Dont worry if your comments aren't showing up immediately - that's only because comments for this site are moderated and have to be approved by me so it might take some time!

Now get commenting! ;)

Blog Sale: Preliminary Information ONLY

Hello my lovelies!

As promised, Im putting up the blog sale tonight! Now this post is NOT the blog sale post, this is just a preliminary post to give you all the information you need and just to show you some pictures of the pigments up for sale!

1. To buy a pigment, you have to comment on the post titled "Blog Sale" which I will post AFTER this one, stating the following: your full name, email address, country of residence and which pigment(s) you would like to buy.

2. Instead of putting an individual picture for each pigment, Ive put them all together in one picture and come up with a numbering system. I will explain this numbering system in the "Blog Sale" post. You MUST quote the pigment number in your comment, otherwise I wont know which one you want!

3. For readers in London and Karachi, there is no minimum limit on the number of items you can purchase. For readers anywhere except these two cities, I apologise but you must buy ATLEAST 7 pigments so I can ship to you without incurring extra costs. Feel free to buy more!

4. Each pigment has 5 grams of product which allows 50-75 applications, and all of them are priced at TWO POUNDS EACH/300 RUPEES EACH/3.5 AMERICAN DOLLARS EACH.

5. Last, but certainly not least, I have personally tested these generic brand pigments and can assure you that they are excellent in terms of quality - color-wise and longevity-wise. I will NEVER sell anything to my readers that I would not wear myself. And this is about the cheapest you're going to find pure pigments, so go crazy!!! ;)

Happy buying, and thank you for your support!


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Blog Sale Coming up!

Hey my lovelies!

Im super pleased to announce the first ever Blog Sale! Im going to be putting up nearly 90 pigments for sale, they're priced at only 2 pounds each and you get 5gms of product which allows for 50-75 applications.

Ill post the product pictures Monday night, to purchase a pigment you simply comment on the post (each pigment will have an individual post) stating your full name, email address and which country you're from, and ofcourse that you want to buy it! The first person to comment on each post buys the pigment!

Happy buying!


Saturday, 23 January 2010

5 Minutes to Flawless? YES, PLEASE!

Hello, my lovely makeup addicts!

It would be awesome if I had unlimited time every day to put my makeup on but, sadly, thats rarely the case. Most mornings involve me pressing the snooze button till I have half an hour to get to class which gives me just about... 5 minutes for makeup. Just barely.

So I've perfected this little 5 minute routine of mine which Im quite proud of because... well, it only takes 5 minutes, and also because it gives me a Bobbi Brown-type naturally pretty flawless look.

This look is all about flawless, healthy looking skin, naturally flushed cheeks, just a hint of lip color and very subtly defined eyes. And here's a step-by-step on how to achieve that!

1. After washing my face, I gently pat it dry (I dont remove ALL the moisture from my face) and immediately apply a generous amount of my moisturiser.

2. I give the moisturizer literally 10 seconds to settle, and then before it sinks into the skin I apply my foundation. I do this by putting a drop of foundation on my right cheek and then blending it in (using one or two fingers), then I move to my left cheek, then forehead, chin and upper lip and finally the nose. Use gentle, circular motions to blend and really take your time with this. You can use just a little foundation but if its blended well it can look absolutely beautiful!

3. While the foundation is settling into my skin, Ill take a tiny amount of concealer on my ring finger and dab it on the under eye area. Using very gentle, patting motions I blend it under the eye, in the inner and outer eye area and (very lightly) on the lid. Ive learnt from experience that its always best to use a little concealer at first - layering it later does not give a cakey effect, but putting too much on in one go does.

4. After the foundation & concealer is on, I'll apply a cream blush (cream blush always gives a healthier glow) to the apples of my cheeks. Smile - you know the round part that comes up? Thats where you want to apply it for a natural looking flush of colour. I do this with my fingers as well.

5. Then, I take a nice big fluffy powder brush and some loose setting powder and gently set my make up with it. Dont apply to much - believe me, a little goes a long way! When you're done applying, the skin should look a LITTLE mattified, but the dewy, healthy glow should still remain!

6. I then apply a matte bronzer (shimmer is too much for daytime, in my opinion) to my temples, in the hollows of my cheeks and jawline just to add some dimension and warmth to the face.

7. On the eyes, I want very subtle, natural definition so I apply just one coat of mascara, and immediately seperate the lashes using a disposable mascara wand or a lash comb.

8. Finally, I dab some pink/berry colored lip balm on my lips, massage it in well and then remove the excess with a Kleenex. This leaves a nice tint of color on my lips which I then seal in with clear lip balm or Vaseline.

And here's the finished product! (Which pictures dont do justice to, by the way...)


Foundation: MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 in NW 30
Concealer: Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener in Medium
Setting Powder: MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Bronzer: Nars Bronzer in Heat
Blush: Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Coral (Limited Edition)
Mascara: Bourjois Clubbing Mascara
Lip Balm: Sleek Makeup Pout Polish in Perfect Plum and Vaseline

Whats YOUR 5 minute routine?


FTC disclaimer: I bought and paid for all of the above mentioned products. I havent been paid to mention them nor am I affiliated with any of the above mentioned companies.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Review: Bourjois Clubbing Mascara

Hey, makeup addicts!

I have to confess - Im an idiot. When I was packing to return to London, I was so frazzled and all over the place (just because things weren't the best at home and I didn't want to leave my family) that I left behind a LOT of stuff I should have brought with me.

Which includes my MAC and Bobbi Brown concealers. Ouch.

And my brand new MAC mascara. Double ouch.

I refuse to buy concealer because I have half of my MAC one left and a whole pot of the Bobbi Brown corrector, so Im just making do with the Bobbi Brown tinted brightener (btw, I have to post about this product, so much to say!) which I did manage to throw in at the last minute.

But I figured I could use the opportunity to try out a drugstore mascara like Ive been meaning to for a while.

Now the popular opinion is that in terms of drugstore makeup, Bourjois is quite solid. So a couple of nights ago, I found myself perusing the Bourjois display in the makeup aisle of my local Superdrug. They have quite a few different mascaras but I always look for a volumising one and hence I picked the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black mascara!

Now here's what Bourjois claims about the product: "Double-sided volumising brush with product reservoirs + vinyl formula enriched with intense black mineral pigments. Tested and loved by clubbers".

My verdict: Holy grail material, guys. Seriously. This is priced just under £9 which is about the high end of the average drugstore mascara price spectrum but it PERFORMS. Worth EVERY penny.

It is much, much blacker than other mascaras Ive used and it adds killer volume to my lashes - wait for it - WITHOUT clumping! It clumps just a bit at the roots of my lashes but that actually ends up looking amazing because it gives my lashes a thicker, fuller appearance, sort of like you're wearing eyeliner when you're not.

Last night I applied two coats of this and BAM! It gave me a false-eyelash, doll-eyed effect!

So here's a picture of my eyes with and without Bourjois Clubbing... judge for yourselves!

What do you think? Have any of you found your holy grail mascara yet? Which one is it? Let us know!


FTC disclaimer: I bought and paid for this product. Im not affiliated with this company and this is my honest opinion!

3 Makeup Things I Cant Live Without Contest Winner!

Hello all! I hope you're all doing very well... I've finally resurfaced and started living a normal lifestyle! For the past week Ive been hiding in my room working away at two essays that needed to be submitted within a week of landing in London. Yikes. Its done and dusted but can I just say... I am NOT looking forward to the result.

Moving on to better, happier things! :) Im awfully delayed announcing the winner for this contest but nevertheless, here it is! By random selection... the winner of the '3 makeup things I cant live without' contest is ABEEHA MUSHTAQ!

Congratulations, girl! And thank you so, so much to everyone who entered! I have another fab fab contest coming up, as well as a bit of a blog sale... details will be up in the following post, so look out for that!

Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone! :)


Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Hello my lovelies!

I hope you've all been very well! Please please accept my apologies for completely falling off the face of the earth all winter long - this was not planned at all! Along with my brothers wedding (which was lovely) there have been some unfortunate events in my family as well (the most serious of which were my mother and grandmother's hospitalisation) and so I had not one second to myself the entire time I was back home!

Im back in London now though and returning to the familiar routine - which will ofcourse include blogging :)

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience!


PS: Lather on that moisturizer - this winter is nasty!