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My picks from Makeup City store 

Makeup City has always been my go to place for affordable makeup shopping under one roof. Makeup City stocks top end brands like Gosh and Kryolan with Femina, Sweet Touch and Framesi etc. One thing that you’ll be ensured is that you’re buying authentic makeup products so you can shop with confidence. 

Makeup City has opened their new outlet in biggest mall of South Asia i.e lucky one Mall and they day I was there happened to be their launch day. The shop is at lower ground floor just at the entrance. There was media and lots of Awaam to have a glimpse of super model Nadia Hussain. She interacted with people and guides them with her beauty secrets too. I’ve asked her what she’ll recommend buying from Makeup City and she replied with Gosh mascaras and Kryolan products. 

Highlights from Makeup City store launch at Lucky One Mall 

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Here’s what I’ve picked up from the store that day because who can resist shopping for some make up. Anytime!!  

Makeup City haul.

Gosh Mascara 

Got this one because Nadia recommended and I haven’t tried it before. This one is a brown Mascara which kinda attracted me. Love the smooth applicator and marker look of it. The product has a shelf life of 6m and the quantity is good too. 

Sweet Touch nail colors 

These are a repurchase. Affordable and don’t dry as quickly as other nail colors. Looks s bit watery but they’re good value for money and the applicator brush helps spread mail color evenly. The shades I have are 1190 Sparkling bisque and 1037 nut shell. The light golden shade despite several coats appear lighter as I was expecting but the metallic one is super gorgeous. Highly recommend nutshell. 

Ignore the messy nails, I have kids around lol

Femina Blush

This one I have already & bought for my sister to gift her on this Eid. I like the subtle glow and shade of it on my skin. This is shade Sb-06.

Sweet Touch Eye shadow

This one is a repurchase too as I like to gift it to my siblings for Eid. The shade is called Kuffer and it is perfectly pigmented for a copper tint.

Jansen Gel exfoliator 

Saw this for the first time at Makeup City and couldn’t resist buying it for my oily skin. The packaging is good and I am hoping it gives me the results I wanted on my skin in the longer run. A bit expensive product but I like to invest in good skincare stuff. 

Sweet Touch and Femina Lipsticks 

For the price they’re a steal. Look at that coral shade (shade number 761 matte). Perfect summery shade it is. If you’re lucky to visit makeup City during 50% off sale days you might end up buying these lipsticks for under Rs 100. Now who can beat that price? 

In the quest of good lingerie 

How many times during a conversation with friends or family you have heard someone coughing while staring at you to remind with their eyes pointing that your Bra strap is showing? Happened so many times that we (siblings and cousins) use to call each other Bee, bee (as in short form of bra lol) whenever a show off happens in public. 

Over the years I’ve realized that the reason behind such Bee bee situations were ill fitted lingerie that we use to wear because mom has to buy for us and that too on her guessing powers and the ability that she knows us well. I’ve also realized that there’s no concept of cup sizes in our local lingerie brands and that’s the reason most of the stuff fails to fit and give comfort. Damn that sharam man. 

I’ve been to a blessing of a lingerie store last week to know what actually is a well fitted Bra and how you can find the one that best suits you. Thanks to BLS (British lingerie Studio) for opening their 4th store in Karachi at Lucky one Mall (Previously they were at Dolmen Mall Tariq Road, Ocean Mall & Atrium Mall apart from being in major cities of Pakistan) and guiding me in the best possible way. Do you know what a Bra size guide is? I’ve pictured it and want you to know it too. You can easily find your correct size at home to have the confidence to buy good lingerie online or from BLS stores. 
Hope next time you know what you’re buying. BLS store in Lucky one Mall was well stocked with informed staff, you have the comfort of choosing and trying what you need. The store surprisingly allows male buyers to walk in too, in case they want to and the brand will expand their lingerie collection to menswear too. BLS has all imported stuff with a size range from small to size 40 and above. So if you’re looking for plus size lingerie and couldn’t find it anywhere, do visit BLS to get something really cool for yourself.

Here’s a virtual tour for you guys. 

No more bee bee buzzes around when you have the BLS confidence and know what you’re buying. 

Here are the locations where you can find BLS stores. Happy shopping!! 

Q mobile M6 – The power you need

I fell in love with Pakistan’s biggest smartphone brand Q mobile ever since I got my hands on the NoirZ12 (reviewed earlier) and then moved on to the then best, Q mobile NoirZ14. Still using the later one and no complaints what so ever. If there’s anything that a smartphone and social media enthusiast craves for in Android smartphones, it has to be a long lasting battery and no one is understanding this need better than Q mobile. 

The new addition to Q mobile smartphones family is a power packed M6 Android smartphone which is equipped with the most powerful battery. With 5000mAh battery this phone is going to be a must have. How I wanted to get rid of carrying that bulky power bank everywhere. 

At the biggest bridal fashion week of Pakistan- Q mobile Bridal Couture Week 2017, the most stylish Pakistani smartphone brand Q mobile displayed Q mobile M6 for a first hand user experience. From celebrities to common people everyone was discussing the power of M6. Fashion captured through the lens of M6 looks even better. 

The smart finger print sensor makes it even more desirable. QMobile knows the pulse of smartphone users and with such advanced features their smartphones are going to be the super power in your hands.

Look at the specifications of Q mobile M6. Hard to beat price (M6 has been launched for Rs 29,500) with such powerful battery. I am so willing to get it now. 

Q Mobile M6 Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-Core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P10
  • OS: Android 6.0 MarshmallowSupported 
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display: 5.5” Super AMOLED with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal: 64 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
  • Primary:13 MP, f/2.0, face detection autofocus,
  • Secondary: 8 MP, screen flash, beauty mode
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared blaster, USB OTG
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh with fast charging support (comes with 18W Turbo Charger)

Are you the one underestimating a Pakistani smartphone brand so far? Take my words, you’ll not be disappointed with the power of Q mobile Noir series as I have personally used it for over an year now and so looking forward to get my hands on the power of M6. 

5 Reasons to be at Dolmen Malls during #DSFKHI 

Malls are the new age family hangout places. Mums can shop for groceries while dad can go find perfect pair of shoes & you can get your hands on makeup & accessories followed by a casual hangout in the food court. A perfect day out from our busy life. 

Dolmen Malls have become the most happening places of Karachi & considered shoppers paradise. They are the hub of seasonal & festive celebrations throughout the year. Dolmen shopping festival has also become an yearly ritual as the grandest of year end sales. Dolmen Mall Clifton is my favorite place to be at during such celebrations. It is grand, so lit & spacious. Basically it is ❤️

Like last year, Dolmen is celebrating “Dolmen shopping festival 2016” #DSFKHI from 16th  Dec to 1st Jan, 2017. The activities and sales on offer are just uncountable. I’ve spent 6 hours last Sunday in DMC & I haven’t been able to explore every nook and corner of it. There’s a next trip due soon. Maybe more than two trips to explore all the fun that #DSFKHI has in store. 

Here’s my Top 5 reason to be there again n again during #DSFKHI. Qasmay baar baar dekho wala scene hai. Mahinay ka akhir bhi hai zalimo Phir bhi…. 

Sunny day Brunch 

Food is my first love but I am not a morning person so brunch is my life. Sorry breakfast but ain’t you n lunch too far apart? I had a Sunny day brunch at DMC last Sunday with my friends. It was a girls day out & we decided to kick start it with some newly introduced brunch deals. 

From Halwa puri to Tender in a blanket, there’s a variety of brunch items and you should totally try them.

Sunny day Brunch will be available for this Sunday and next Sunday from 11am to 1pm with some soulful live music. 

Let's dig in. #Brunch deal of #Goldenchick at #DSFKHI #Food #Foodventrous #Karachi #EatingOut

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Check all the delicious sunny day brunch deals here. 

Khaadi & Agha Noor sale 

Agha Noor 50% off sale was unbelievable as all the racks got wiped out within an hour. Try your luck. Khaadi is having flat 15% off and the two piece pret wear is a must have. From 3-4K you’ll get a nice Embroidered dress with pretty net printed duppattas. I’ve got one in red & black & it is Ah-mazing.  

ProTip: There are some 40% sale items in unstitched too but you need to find them. 

Sale list of #DSFKHI

Match & win + Rs 1 million Grand prize 

So who wants to be a millionaire is here with no questions asked. Match & winis an interesting jackpot kinda game. You shop for 5K with Dolmen loyalty card or 10K at any retail outlet, show the slip and play match & win. Of you’re lucky as me & hit the jackpot, you’ll be getting a prize. Yaaay.

I got a menswear kurta btw which is actually good & fits thy husband. So everybody wins. 

Don’t forget to fill the form for Grand prize lucky draw of Rs1million. Every 10K spending means an entry to the lucky draw.

Beauty Lounge 

This is the best way to shop & hoard makeup for year long or giving gifts. The beauty lounge will be launched from 24th of December with exclusive discounts at beauty outlets. 

Careem Promo 

Incase, you’re excited but nobody is going to get you there, pick your phone & book Careem. They’re offering discounted rides to celebrate #DSFKHI. That’s perfect!! Isn’t it? 

Now you have no reason to avoid #DSFKHI. Go shop & have fun. There are lots of prizes & giveaways that you can win meanwhile by sitting at home & following DolmenMall on Snapchat, Insta, Twitter & Facebook. 

Best of luck, Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you all. 

About first ever #OriflameBloggersMeetup and Product Review

The invite of first ever Oriflame Pakistan’s Bloggers meetup came in as a sweet surprise to me because I haven’t seen them very active on social media platforms before. In fact their direct selling method is the one which keeps you wondering about them. Few of my relatives & friends  are already working with Oriflame as their consultants and keep informing me about the new offers & products. So, it is a kind of household name to us. 

The products need no fake praises because everyone knows that they’re worth every penny. Also, the ingredients are cruelty free & natural, making their skin care range one of the best out there. But that wasn’t the goal of this unique bloggers meetup. I was excited about going there to actually know what makes them go active on social media. Glad that I went and met Oriflame Pakistan’s enthusiastic team with some amazing fellow bloggers. It was one of the best meetups that I have been to. 

We were greeted by Fahad, Sufyan & Gul afshan at the meetup as we’re like their family. It was all about the vision behind Oriflame Sweden’s birth & then how it spreads globally. Oriflame Sweden aims to fulfill dreams of their employees(basically the resellers, whom they call consultants and managers). 

Oriflame Sweden is almost 50 years old & one of world’s few certified direct selling companies,  providing employment opportunities to people from the comfort of their homes while having no compromise on the quality of their products. In fact they are proud of the way they operate. 

In past 8 years Oriflame Pakistan has managed to become a family of 12000 consultants Countrywide. As per standard procedure Oriflame products came in catalog offers to their respective consultants for buyers. You’ll get them sometimes with a discount too when there is a promotion going on. The key is to keep an eye on offers. 

Product review- Oriflame Products that I’ve tried so far:

I’ve used Oriflame’s 5in1 facial foam, Tea tree based blemish corrector, The ONE spa care lip balm, Giordani Gold bronzing pearls(In Natural peach shade this bronzer is a bomb) and eye liner way before this meetup happened. This was the first time that I’ve tried their complete makeup range and skin creams. The goody bag (even the invite) was surprisingly a generous one with lots of winter essentials. 

I’ve used their The ONE illuskin foundation in Ivory shade. It has a very light, non greasy formula that spreads evenly on your face giving medium coverage. Somewhat similar to a BB cream or fit me foundation. With a pressed powder  you can get a perfect base for a formal look or you can easily carry it without powder for everyday look. The foundation has SPF 20 protection & the pump dispenser comes with a twist n lock head. That’s a plus. 

The oh so heavy jar of Milk & Honey gold nourishing hand & body cream is my favorite product these days. The cream is quite pasty n thick, easily manageable, not an oily one & gives a softer hydrated feel. O Gosh it makes your skin smell like just out of a dessert bar. Perfect winter companion. 

Pure color Lipsticks didn’t impress me with their pigmentation & packaging. They are pretty glossy & have low staying power. 

The ONE lipsticks both matte & glossy are decent. I got Cranberry blush shade of The ONE lipstick & coral shade in matte. Both packaging & pigmentation is good for these two shades(the stain of matte lipstick stays way longer than you actually want). The Giordano range of lipsticks felt like royalty. They were so moisturizing & luxurious. 

Feet-up foot cream is on trial these days & I’ll review it after using for atleast 2 weeks but so far so good. There are lots of other items in the goody bag that I’ll be trying soon to let you all know what’s worth buying from Oriflame Pakistan. 

PS: Go through Oriflame’s love Natural skin care range as it is my favorite one so far. You’ll love it because of the tea tree benefits. 

It is good to see Oriflame Pakistan growing at a pace in Pakistan. I hope they continue to strive for the best in future too. You can check Oriflame Pakistan’s website to explore their products or ask from any of their consultants near you.