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Sunday 31 May 2015

Spring/Summer Shoe Haul from Stylo

Hello fashion lovers! Today’s post is dedicated to the deep love between a girl and her shoes. Whenever a new season arrives, I predictably give into the urge of shoe shopping. They are essentials after all! In the spirit of spring, I recently raided the shelves at my nearest Stylo outlet. When I could not find all the ones I wanted, I ordered a few pairs online. Check out what my feet love this season!

First up, are these gorgeous marsala wedge sandals with plenty of elevation for that extra oomph! I absolutely love wedge heels so I end up buying at least one each year.
PKR 1890

Next, I got these cool denim heels with some neutrals thrown in for versatility. I find these kind of heels really comfortable to wear because they help curb my fear of tripping over my own feet, that comes with pencil heels.
PKR 1450

These flats are not only practical but come in handy for colour blocking. Besides, nothing screams spring like some cheery yellow on your feet!
PKR 1290

I have a thing for caramel and black coloured footwear and just couldn’t resist the side view this pair had to offer. Also, I don’t like having my feet trapped in the summer time so this was one ticked all the boxes.
PKR 1290

There is something really alluring about the combination of a snake skin base with narrow rust and black stripes, lined in gold, like this design. It can be paired with a number of looks so I think it is a good investment.
PKR 1490

Lastly, I got this pair of open camo flats for my shoe closet. I have never bought this sort of design before but the colours looked fresh and went with many spring/ summer outfits hanging on my cloth racks.
PKR 1490

All my picks turned out to be really comfortable and my online shopping experience from Stylo worked out splendidly too. So, there you have it! These are the latest additions to my shoe collection.

What kind of shoes did you choose for spring summer this year?


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Friday 8 May 2015

Essence Maximum Length Volume Mascara – Review

I am on a quest to find THE BEST mascara out there for my thin barely visible lashes. While looking for some mascara one day, I found this one by Essence at Enem and decided to give it a try. Let’s find out what I think.

Product Claims

Mascara for ultimate length, extra volume and perfect definition with lash extending fibres. No clumps. Ophthalmologically approved.

What Do I Think?

I am someone who looks for that “special” wand in a mascara before purchasing it because my thin sparse lashes just won’t behave well with just any wand out there and this mascara has the perfect one for thin lashes because it catches every single lash and coats them well. The formula is neither too dry nor too runny and if you are familiar with mascaras and their formulae, you can very well tell that relatively thick formula goes really well for thin lashes and gives them a lift; Essence Maximum Length Volume Mascara does exactly that. Another thing I noticed about the formula is that, although relatively dry, it does not form clumps at all inside the tube. It gives my lashes an uplift leaving out the need to use a curler (just a personal preference). The formula is good enough to build volume without clumping the lashes and dries quickly and the fibres in it also do provide a considerable length. While the volume stays put for hours, the fibres start to fall off the lashes (I notice tiny little specs in my under eye area) after 2 – 3 hours reducing the length of lashes. Since I have not tried any other mascara with fibres yet, I cannot say if this is how the fibres in a mascara perform or are meant to perform. Overall, a pretty good mascara with the perfect formula and wand for any lashes especially thin and sparse.

A word of advice: Be careful with the wand while you apply mascara which has fibres because a few times I accidently ended up with one or two fibres in my eyes and it irritates the eyes.


PKR 590 (for 8mL)


All big stores with Essence kiosk.


Flexible wand
Dries fast
Lengthens the lashes
Does not clump


Fall out

My Rating


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Sunday 3 May 2015

Press Release: Masarrat Misbah launches Pakistan’s first Halal Certified Makeup

Masarrat Misbah at the launch of MM Makeup

Masarrat Misbah, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and one of the pioneers of the hair and beauty industry of Pakistan with the Depilex Group which hosts Pakistan’s largest chain of salons, Depilex Beauty Clinic and Institute, today announces the launch of her makeup line Masarrat Misbah Makeup - MM Makeup.

MM Makeup is the first Halal Certified Makeup brand to launch in Pakistan, not using any haram animal substances or intoxicants in the entire product range.

Celebrating the launch of MM Makeup

MMMakeup has become a reality after two years of research, primarily focused on a color range best adapted for the Asian skin tone, climate and complexion, with an emphasis on textures, colors, pigments and most importantly formulations.” explains Masarrat Misbah.

When asked about why she chose to create her own line of makeup, she responded, “It’s time that the beauty of a Pakistani woman be acknowledged for what it truly is and for her to know that when she applies my makeup, it was made especially for her”

Misbah’s journey started more than three decades ago when her passion for beauty and grooming led her to establishing Depilex, which has today grown to become a beauty empire. She is the force behind the country’s leading hair and beauty brands; the Depilex Beauty Clinic, Depilex Institute, The Lounge by Depilex Men, Depilex Live, Depilex Health Center, Santé the Salon, Depilex Smile Again Foundationand most recently the Depilex College of Cosmetology, under the ever growing umbrella of the Depilex Group of Companies.

For the unveiling of the MM Makeup E-store, Masarrat Misbah said, “With the launch of we are introducing MM Makeup across Pakistan, we are providing round-the-clock access to everyone from the convenience of their own homes – keeping in mind the ‘women of today’ for whom MM Makeup has been developed for.”

Launch of MM Makeup

Launch of MM Makeup

Food by Sana Bhatti

Masarrat & Redah Misbah

MMMakeup is currently available for customers in Pakistan only, for cash on delivery purchases, and will be available online for international and credit card customers, as well as at leading outlets across Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad by June 2015.

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