Friday, 5 December 2008

*Handbags of the Season*

Handbags are a must have ! I Love bags.All types of them. I think they complete the outfit. So you want to make sure your handbag is in style. Below I have the seasons Hottest Handbags of 2008

The Marina balloon bag is a hot favorite this season. Round ,Long or Large handles are in!
This beautiful jewel encrusted purse is perfect for a fun night out. It's a tad bit pricey being $1368.

Exotic Skin- Whether its faux or the real thing, Crocodiles, Alligators and python are this seasons luxury bags. It could be of any size and type .As long as its reptile skin, its fine! The clutch above is a faux and quite affordable for $18.80 from Forever 21.Don't you just love that shop!I know I do!

Satchels are quite a favorite as well. Comfy, functional and suitable for everyday use. This bag is a must have . Sophistication is the look this fall and this satchel or a long, lean tote will give you just that .The bag above is leather satchel available at Urban Outfitters for $225.00.

If your looking for a color to add to your wardrobe this season then add Magenta. The color of the season.It's hot, its pink, its bold and in your face! Magenta is the color to be seen wearing!The bag above is a Coach Patent leather satchel. It's around $398.00 to$498.00.

Lace embellishments are the talk of the town.Pants ,skirts,leggings and handbags! Lace is in and it looks so good too! It gives a very chic and sophisticated girly touch. Perfect for both formal and informal events. The white laced clutch is a limited edition of aGain Nyc and costs $130.00. The gray clutch with black lace is from Penina NewYork.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


I love boots. They look Incredibly sexy with a pair of jeans or tights! I was surfing through the net generally looking for some hot boots and I came across these.WOW. There so pretttyyy!Ok pretty is not exactly the word for it but you know what I mean:p

Michelle Anne Knee High Rockstar Boots! I wanna be a Rockstar!!:) That's besides the point .They are comfortable, sassy & unforgettable. These beauties aren't even that expensive.Only 49.99 Big American bucks! Not bad. These babies feature wrap around straps and buckle.They are Pointy toe shaped knee high boots! Different from your everyday ordinary boots. Why not live a little! These boots will show you how! Besides... it's so cold and rainy outside,you need something to protect you from all that rain and mud!:D Enjoy! xoxo

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Just "Fringe" It!

Hair is Beauty! If your hair looks amazing..then so will you. It’s a girls most important feminine feature. That’s why its important for us girls to make sure our hair looks great. There is no haircut that would suit everyone but the fringe is one such cut, that suits almost all. The fringe, if cut and styled right, can give you a totally new look. Before getting a fringe there is one thing you need to consider and that is, your forehead. If you have a low forehead(a narrow distance between your hairline and eyebrows) then depending on how low it actually is, you might not want to get one .Now I know this may be daring for those who never have had a fringe so it's best to consult with your hairdresser.

The fringe is an instant way to make you look new and fresh.I just recently got one done and I LOVE it! I needed something different and that's what I got!You could wear it wet, curled,messy, to the side…anyway you like and it’ll look HOT.It's the hairstyle of the can see it on Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Richie, Rihanna, The Queen of style Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and many more supporting this look!The fringe is all about versatility and where one suits one face shape it may not suit another.
For those of you with a shoulder length bob, you can layer you hair to the chin and add a long sweeping fringe like Nicole Richie has.Girls with silky straight hair should try the blunt fringe that is slightly graduated .That would look the best. This could also be easily swept to the side. Girls with slightly frizzy hair shouldn't get the blunt fringe done for the sole reason that it will be a hassle to maintain.It looks best silky straight.

If you want to go very different you can try Victoria Beckhams cut known as the "POB" (Posh's Bob)cut. It's very daring and I don't have the guts to go that short. But for those of you who do... then go for it!
The POB is a hip and trendy hairstyle that makes a strong fashion statement.It not only looks great but its easy to maintain.You don't necessarily need to have straight hair for the POB. It can be wavy and curly, just as long the curls are under control. Gweyn Stefani and Christina Aguleria have wavy pobs and it looks great. However I think Victoria Beckham's style is the best.The front of her hair is cut in asymmetrical length's and the right side is much longer the the left.The front looks very different from the back. The back is all chopped up and short.

If your having a tough time trying to figure out what fringe suits you then you can play with your hair and see what a side fringe might look like on you, pull your hair back in a headband and bring the ends of the hair forward over your forehead and hold them at the length and position you think a side fringe should follow. Pay attention to the shape of your face and what parts of the face the side fringe accent. Good Luck!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Gel Fluid Liner- Gods Gift To Women

Ladies, Its time to throw out your Liquid liners and bring in the gel! The gel fluid liner is absolutely amazing! It's my favourite and the most important item of makeup that i have!Ever since i bought my first M.A.C fluid gel liner, there was no looking back for me! Bye Bye liquid!
Gel liner applies on very smoothly and gives a very silky , soft finish. It glides on and stays put without smearing or creasing. It gives off a very smooth and sleek look. This gel liner is much better then the liquid liner. Liquid liner is more difficult to put on and the chances of making a mistake with liquid liner is more. The gel liner is easy to control and easy on the skin ...It glides onto your eyelids literally absorbing into the skin and giving it an amazing superb finish!You can cry, throw water on your face, be reckless and this baby wont budge.
All you need is a small angle brush which you can get from M.A.C or Lubna Rafiqs brushes. This brush is the best for applying it because it will help outline your eyes the way you want it.

I'm sure many of you are probably thinking that you wouldn't be able to apply it, but i assure you that you can! Gently dip your brush into the pot and make sure its properly covered but not too much making it all clumpy. Start from the inner corner eyelid and rest the brush onto your lash line. Then gently glide the brush across your lid.That's it! Its that simple. For all of you who have unsteady hands, just lean your elbow on a desk or anything sturdy and you should get it.It's more easily controlled then liquid liner so after a try or 2 you should be able to get it.The best part wet feeling!and its perfect for everyday use!After using it, REMEMBER to wipe the brush clean otherwise it can ruin your brush.
I love the way it looks.The whole pot thing and the brush. Its so cute, i feel like an artist! M.AC is very good for fluid liners and so is Bobbi Brown's Long wear gel liner. However M.A.C 's is more creamier and because of that is smoother and gets dried up less. Bobbi browns tends to dry up faster so after a couple uses, the gel in the pot is dry.

It also comes in many different colors like Bronze, chocolate brown,ivy shimmer, Sapphire,mauve, indigo and espresso to name a few. There not very expensive at all. M.A.C's fluid liner costs £11/$16.00 and Bobbi Brown is £13.50/$20.00. Now for some this may be a lot to spend on just eye liner so the next best alternative brand is Coastal scents which comes for $6.95 . That's quite reasonable for something so amazing . This pot will easily last you a year maybe more! Ive had mine for a few months now and its going very strong. As for the brushes,you can get them anywhere. One of these brushes from M.A.C cost around £13.00.That's more then the eyeliner itself! So just go to a pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens in America and get a set of brushes for only a few dollars.

Anyway I'm off.... i feel like putting some eyeliner on;)
Tc XoXo

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Lubna Rafiq-UK's Leading Makeup Artist

By living abroad, one of the disadvantages us Asian women face is the lack of Asian beauty services available. Yes i know, we do have many beauty parlours etc but how many can you say are actually very good. Good enough that you would entrust your face with them on one of the most important days of your life...yes..your wedding day! By chance i came across someone who does amazing makeup...bridal makeup and she is located here in London! Lubna Rafiq.
Lubna was trained from none other the master of all makeup Artists , Massarth Misbbah from Depilex and became a fully qualified beauty therapist and makeup artist.Since then there was no looking back! Her work has been featured in Asiana, Asiana wedding, Viya, Asian Women and Asian Bride. She has even worked with famous celebrities like Ashwariya Rai, Susmita Sen, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerjee! Now that's saying something!
I went to her launch party for her makeup brushes/ beauty boxes. I even have her makeup brush set and i must say, it is quite good! Just like M.A.C! They'll soon be available at John Lewis department stores.Its a must have for sure!
Back to the makeup...Lubna knows how to make a bride look modern yet traditional at the same time. The makeup is so well blended and just the right amount is put on. Not like the very common problem of too much makeup and pancaked foundation.* shrudder* Talk about a girls worst nightmare. When i went bridal makeup hunting in Pakistan.. the first thing i checked was the foundation. If that's not right then your makeup wont look right,no matter how amazing your eyes or the rest of your face is.
So all you girls,out there..or at least the ones in United kingdom..i strongly recommend Lubna Rafiq. I admit she is pricey, but then again i think its worth it. She's located in Croydon, London.
you can contact her at or check out her website

Just a thought

What defines a person? Is it the way they look or the way they act?In a world where we live in , people judge us by our looks, the way we carry ourselves. Now i know that's wrong. Absolutely horrible, but if you think about it... can you blame em? The first thing I notice about someone when i meet them for the first time is what they are wearing. Because that is what catches the eye.
Anyway, a 23 year old living in London.Lived in America then moved to Pakistan and now my final destination... London. I love all three places a lot, well London is on the bottom of my list but can ya blame me. The weather here sucks. However the Fashion here is amazing. Nothing you cant get in New York though.
I love to look good. I thrive on it. Some people call me self obsessed, a narcissist as my sister calls me. But i don't mind. I see nothing wrong in trying to look nice. Better to please the eye then to repel it:) So when I'm free...( which i usually am nowadays due to the horrible weather here) I like to see whats happening in our fashion world..and if its suitable for me to follow it! That is why i have made this blog. To keep a track of all my finds..things that i think i should share with others!Makeup.. accessories...hairstyles..etc. I find many girls asking me about all of the above why not make a blog about it!
Let me not drag on and bore all of you. I hope you find my future entries useful to you..I'm signing off. xoxo