Monday, November 27, 2017

FREEMAN "Honey Dew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask"

Finally its almost winter here and that means stocking up creams and lotions if you are someone like me who need extra care of skin in winter. In this post I will be reviewing FREEMAN "Honey Dew & Chamomile Sleeping Mask"
About this product as on their site:
To wake up with dewy skin, you have to hydrate while you sleep! Our overnight sleeping mask simply soaks in with antioxidant-rich Honeydew and calming Chamomile is just the thing for rejuvenating skin. Deep moisturizing Coconut Oil makes rough skin a thing of the past, and Dimethicone dramatically smooths. Conditioning Jojoba Oil and moisture-binding Silk Amino Acids deeply nourish. Rinse upon waking to reveal well-rested skin that’s ready to face the day! Perfect for dehydrated skin. PARABEN FREE.
Directions:
At night smooth a generous amount evenly over cleansed face. The mask absorbs like a cream, meaning you can wear it without worrying about getting any product on your pillows. Rinse off in the morning.

Key Ingredients:
Coconut Oil
Shea Butter
Chamomile Extract
Melon Fruit Extract





My Thoughts:
Masks and scrubs are my weakness and specially if they come in tube I AM ALL IN. I picked it out in regular grocery store visit and since that day I am using it every day. I absolutely love it and so does my Mom. I used it as sleeping mask initially and when I woke up there was visible effect on my skin, my skin felt soft and hydrated. It is not oily and absorbs right into skin within few seconds of application, I have used it as moisturizer too during day and it doesn't budge my BB cream or foundation. The fragrance may bother some as it has strong melon-ish smell, which I did not mind actually as it fades down soon. With the weather changing it has become my Ride or Die staple, I am using it everywhere on me due to its hydrating properties, specially on days when I wear heels, it makes feet soft without making them oily or sweaty and the heels don't irritate me whole day.
I would totally recommend it to everyone for winters, for overnight mask or daily moisturizer.

Rate: 4.5/5
Price: Rs 300-350
Availability: Easily available at retail stores

Regards

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Zaful Thanksgiving Shopping Tips!


In case you haven’t noticed,Zaful Thanksgiving sale  has begun! $10 off over $60 discounts and free orders with free shipping.! Great deals on trendiest fall fashion and winter clothes.
Zaful Thanksgiving day sale is waiting for your visit!
Let’s see how to get free orders and bonus during the big sale!

SPIN TO WIN FREE ORDER
A free order chance will be offered during 2017 Zaful Thanksgiving sale ! Each Zaful account has a chance to spin our Wheel of Thanksgiving per day. Which you may gain access to FREE ORDER / 10 Z POINTS /30 Z POINTS / $3 CASH COUPON / $7 CASH COUPON / 15% OFF COUPON / 8% OFF COUPON.  
Attention! Coupon is Only Valid for 72 hours after you receive it. And each can be used Only Once. You can check your remaining Z-points and coupons in your profile. Good luck!

  •  THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ZAFUL
Its Thanksgiving day and Zaful wants to say “thank you” to everyone who supports us until today. As return, A mega gift is ready for everyone!
In this special day, every new Zaful register will get $300 and exclusive Deals from $0.01! For all our old friends, simply win $45 by inviting! Link

$10 OFF $60 + FREE SHIPPING ZONE (USE CODE: THANKS)

Explore and find your fave. Huge discount and free shipping only on Zaful Thanksgiving day .If you miss it, you’ll have to wait for another year. 365 days is long enough. How many 365 days in our lifetime? Have a look right now!

Rosegal Black Friday Sale 2017


Rosegal Black Friday deals are coming up. up to 85% Off with huge amount of discount coupons and system upgrades. This guide will help you save your precious time and more money. Please make sure reading this before beginning your shopping trips

Mystery Discount


Verify your E-mail to get a valuable coupon is a good deal. Use it during the Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale and save more of your hard earn money is what we hope to see. By submitting your E-mail, you are able to receive coupons up to 20% Off, and each can be used twice as well. (Nov.24~Nov.29). The coupon will be sent to your E-mail after November 21st. Don't miss it.

Welcome Gift For New Members (Nov.24~Nov.29)


From November 24th~ November 29th, every new sign-up members will receive a 20% Off coupon. When the time pass, it drops to 15%. This is the best opportunity to join us!

Play Lucky Draw


Rosegal Lucky Draw system is now online. Use your Rosegal points to spin for gifts. Cost only 100 points for each spin, but the gifts are amazing. Have a try, cause why not?

Free Coupons Huge Giveaway (Nov.24~Nov.29)

Run out of coupon? Don't worry about it, we got you covered. From (Nov.24~ Nov.29), over 100000 valuable coupons will be given out daily. Including coupons for category / hot sale products and more.Be smart and collect them to your advantage. And make sure you don't forget to use them.

Best Prices & Best Deals Ever (Nov.24~Nov.26)

Discount up to 85% Off during Rosegal Black Friday Sale. The biggest sale of 2017. Use these codes down below for further cut price! 

【FRIDAY20】 20% Off for once. Only serve the first 200 members of each day. Be quick!
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【FRIDAY】$5 OFF $49/ $15 OFF $99/ $35 OFF $199. No limit.

Also, remember to Use sitewide Code:【RGVIP】to enjoy another extra 12% Off and the BUY 1 GET 2 FREE zone (Pack of 3 Under $59). Explore and find your faves!

Service Upgrade

Free tracking over $30 and 45 days return warranty. You don't need to pay for the annoying tracking number anymore if you choose the flat rate shipping method and ordered over US$30. 45 days return warranty will as well improve our service.

Winning By Sharing


Last but not least, during (Nov.24~Nov.29), Shop in Rosegal and screenshot the order details might make you become the winner. Share the screenshot on Instagram or Facebook contest post with #RGBLACKFRIDAY. Rosegal will choose 3 random winners every day. Each winner will receive a $100 Gift Card.

Zaful Black Friday! Credit cards at the ready!


This Friday is special, it's the BLACK FRIDAY(Nov. 24, 2017 , are you already gearing up to overfill your shopping appetites? If you love a good style steal online retailer, Zaful will probably be the first port of call when shopping online. This year,Zaful Black Friday Sale offers you: Even more insane deals than ever & The Big Sale last even longer! But before you hop into Zaful Black Friday Sale , do a research and plan wisely is a smart way to save more cash. Let's check out our A-to-Z guiding list and do things right!

Big Promotions(Nov. 24 - Nov. 29)



Be ready for the biggest discount of 2017. From (November 24th - November 29th), buy 3 and get 1 for free at Zaful's best seller list ! If that's not what you're looking for, we have our "New faves & New arrivals" zone standing by. Up to 50% OFF discounts are waiting to satiate your fashion needs!

Zaful Black Friday Carnival(Nov. 24 - Nov. 29)

Cutthroat price is the most common thing during Black Fridays . Who doesn't love cheap goods? From November 24th - November 29th, 3 different discounts: 20%/30%/40% will be marked on selected products!

40% off select items on Nov. 24 & Nov. 27
30% off select items on Nov. 25 & Nov. 28
20% off select items on Nov. 26 & Nov. 29

Look carefully and memorize it by heart (or your cell phone).Don't mix up the time and lose your opportunity. That is to say: Set an alarm clock!

Shipping & Refund

2 days free standard shipping (24th & 27th ), 5 days free express shipping!( 24th - 29th )(Over $79)
From 24th - 29th you may refund by using self-service as well. Return warranty extended to 45 days. This is a service upgrade only for Black Friday.

Share Your Order To Get It Free! (Nov.24- Nov.29)

Getting freebie is easy. Screen-shot your order during ZAFUL BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY. Share it on your Facebook/Instagram/Twitter with (#ZFfree) and tag (@zaful). 15 lucky winners will be chosen from all and will receive her/his full order cost to the original payment account! Let become the luckiest person this month among all your friends!

Win Free Gifts (Nov.27- Nov.29) & Gift Cards (Nov.24- Nov.26)

1) Once your shopping bag reaches $79 from November 27th to 29th, you can choose a secret gift! There are various selections to discover. No spoilers here, check it out yourself!
2)From November 24th to November 26th, 10 winners with the highest daily order amount wins themselves a gift card! Who will be the final winner? (The gift card value equals to 50% of the order price, up to $100.) 

Hope you find this guide helpful, but also be advised, this is just a bit, and there are more to discover,
Zaful Black Friday Sale are waiting for you to explore. Don’t miss this opportunity or you will have to wait for another year!

Dresslily Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale




Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the best sales day of the year, that's for sure. In order to celebrate the special day, Dresslily Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale will provide some really awesome deals to all customers. To help you plan your Dresslily itinerary, we've made this early peek guidelines to help you!

Up to 85% OFF Sale (Nov.24~Nov26)



That's right, up to 85% Off discount is what we're about to hand over. Early deals have already started, with the Countdown to Black Friday sale. Dresslily offers flash deals on various items, no matter you're a dress/men'swear lover, we got you covered! From November 24th ~ November 26th. credit card at the ready!


Cyber Monday 90% Sale (Nov.27~Nov.29)


You think 85% Off is our limit? Well, we could push it even harder. From November 27th ~ 29th, up to 90% Off discount awaits. Be prepared!

Flexible Cancellation Policy


During Dresslily Black Friday Sale , if your order hasn’t shipped in over 14 days.You can always cancel them. There's nothing to worry about.

More New Arrivals


Over 2000 new arrivals which will be upload daily! Various choices for fashion lovers and best prices for the year. We are here to present you the best of the best. Best opportunity to explore your faves and collect them with the huge discount!

Coupons For The Win


Buy more & save more, Be smart by using Dresslily coupon before ordering any item in your cart! Up to $24 Off? No problem!

Gift For All Members (Nov.24~ Nov.29)


Dresslily made it this far because of your great support. From November 24th ~ 29th, all VIP customers will receive a surprise gift. And all new sign-ups get a 15% Off coupon. Don't forget to check your mailbox! If you miss these huge discounts, you'll miss it for a year. Are you ready?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Flormar Illuminating Primer Makeup Base

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing? When I first got Flormar Illuminating Primer I wasn't really sure that if it will work out for me as I had never heard of anyone using it before. But after using it for quite few months, I finally have something to say on this product.

Flormar is one the brands which are easily available in Pakistan and is considered to be very economical too. I am fan of their nail polishes since the day I first bought one. Primer was something new for me from the brand, and I am glad I took the chance.



As on their site:

"It creates a powdery and mat effect on the skin with its soft texture. As a smooth skin can be achieved by covering the thin lines using primer makeup base, the acacia and green tea in the formula supports the elasticity of the skin. Prepares the skin for the makeup giving it a smooth look, moisturizes the skin all day and prevents it from drying"

Packaging:

Flormar Illuminating Primer comes in a plastic bottle with black cap and has pump dispenser.




My thoughts:

They claim it to be powdery and matte yet illuminating, tricky right? When I first used it I wasn't so impressed or you can say I couldn't really tell how effective it was as I wore it for few hours only. Recently I started wearing it to work and that is when it clicked me that what a gem it is. It comes out white but sinks into skin transparent, the formula is more on liquid side instead of creamy. The smell is a little strong initially but it becomes fade within seconds. Flormar Illuminating Primer feels cool on skin too, probably it is the green tea effect. Although they claim that it cover thin lines but I haven't felt same way that it fills up fine lines, mainly because it is not a silicone based primer.
When applied to the skin it gives a pretty fresh luminous glow, even after applying foundation my skin felt fresh and luminous and the luminosity lasts through out the day. In terms of holding the makeup on skin it is a quite decent product, my nose tends to get oily during day so it wasn't really helpful in it, but on overall face, it does pretty decent job. Unlike some primers, it doesn't balls up foundation.
I would definitely recommend it if you are trying to find some primer from your local stores, it is almost available on all big stores. I got it from Best Buy Store in Cavalry Ground.

Price:
Flormar Illuminating Primer Makeup Base cost below PKR 1000/-

Pros:

  • Economical.
  • Easy available.
  • Give skin luminosity and glow without looking greasy and tacky.
  • Last for good 8-9 hours.
  • Travel friendly,
  • Pump dispenser hence more hygienic.
  • Contain green tea as key ingredient.
Cons:
  • Smells may irritate few people.
  • May not work for oily skin types.
Do you use primer on daily basis, or only on special events? Please tell us in comments.

With Love,
Maria.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

St'Ives Black Head Clearing Green Tea Scrub

From few months I have been obsessed with scrubs and masks, I drop two or more tubes in my trolley during purchasing grocery every month and still I want to go back and purchase some more.
Today I will be writing about St'Ives Black Head Clearing Green Tea Scrub which I purchased 2 months before, I think I have used it enough to have an opinion.

Front side
Back side


As on their site:

Green tea packs a punch in this derma-tested, blackhead-tackling scrub. It’s got those good guys – antioxidants and it’s moderately exfoliating too, helping to target blackheads, unclog pores and calms redness, for a more even skin tone. It also contains olive leaf extract which the Egyptians saw as a symbol of heavenly power. And who’d argue with that?
Natural Ingredients:
  • Green tea
  • Exfoliating mineral
Extra Benefits:

  • Contains 1% Salicylic acid which helps to clear blackheads
  • Unclogs dirt and oil from pores, helping to clear blackheads and calm redness
  • Instantly reveals skin’s natural radiance
  • Made with 100% natural exfoliants
  • Medium exfoliation scrub factor level
  • Hypoallergenic & Paraben free
  • Dermatologist tested & non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t block your pores.
How to use:
"Squeeze a dime sized amount of scrub onto your fingertips and massage onto damp skin. Spread in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure to wake your skin’s natural circulation. Work all over, right up to your hairline and onto the sides of your nose. When you’re done, rinse and pat dry with a clean towel."

Some informal information:
All hail the green tea revolution! Not only does it make a refreshing drink, but did you know its also got all sorts of skin benefits too? We’ve gone all green-eyed.
Our green tea leaves come from China and are processed in the traditional Chinese way. This involves heating them to stop oxidation so they stay that lovely vibrant green color. The goodness is then extracted by very gently by soaking them. It takes a little longer but we think it’s worth it. 

Packaging:

It comes in a standard squeezable tube with a flip cover which has 6 OZ/ 170g of product.






My thoughts:

I pretty much love all my scrubs as I have dry skin which tends to get scaly too at times, I HAVE to use scrub to remove dry skin and clear my pores. The formula is grainy but the particles are not as clear or separate as the regular oats or apricot scrub, also the scrub feels more like aqua-ish than creamy with mild harshness (I hope it makes sense).  When I first used it I was more than amazed, I was in LOVE. It made my skin so smooth and fresh and I loved every bit of it, and then reality happened. Two days after using it my skin became more drier and I had alot of dry patches too. I used it 4-5 more times to see if it was actually this scrub causing the dryness which later was proved right.
The back side of the tube says clearly that under heading Warning "skin irritation and dryness is more likely to occue if you are using another topical acne medication at the same time. If irritation occurs, only use one topical medication at a time". Although I am not using any medication as I hardly get acne, but it is probably just my sensitive skin being more sensitive :p. Also in Direction  heading it says that dryness can occur from first usage so you should increase its use gradually from one time a day to 2-3 times a day.
I believe that it is more suited for people who have acne as the scrubbing particles are mild and more likely will suit those who have oily or combination skin. It really does what it claims, it doesn't magically eliminate all black heads in single go but it does make your skin feel smoother and fresh. 

Final thought:
I would definitely recommend it to any one who is dealing with acne and have combination/oily skin. It may not suit well to people with dry skin, but it doesn't hurt to use once in a month when you REALLY need some scrubbing.

Pros:

  • Travel friendly as comes in tube which closes with click.
  • Economical and easily available over the counter.
  • Lesser harsh chemicals, made with natural ingredients.
  • Quite effective on newly-formed blackheads and whiteheads, prevents future zits
Cons:
  • May not suit extra dry skin.
  • Can be too mild for extra oily skins.
  • The results may not be shown right after first usage.
Price and availability:
I got it from Al-Fatah Gulberg and it cost around Rs. 250/-

We greatly value your feedback, please do tell us in comments your favourite scrub and skin type.

With Love,
Maria.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fortress Square Bloggers Meetup

We got invited by Fortress Square marketing team on 27th Feb,2017 in Bloggers Meetup. The agenda was selfies, food, goodie bags, chit chat with other bloggers & team marketing. They briefed us about upcoming events that will be happening in coming future and welcomed us for our suggestions and feedback.



Marketing Team Fortress Square
Female Bloggers
All participants
Did I tell about the cutest Goodies bag? Take a look
Inside the goodies bag

Thank you so much to Fortress Square for giving out a positive image considering the current security situation in  Lahore. As Fortress Stadium is perfectly secure I will suggest you all to do visit and enjoy the perfect time in shopping and munching with minimal security threat, that too under a same roof :)

Regards,
Maria.




Saturday, February 4, 2017

Review on CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Nose Pore Cleansing Strips and a "FAIL" Product

Hello Ladies! We all know the craze of pore strips and satisfaction that follows after removal of black/white heads by one single strip. I used to get intrigued by the charcoal strips the most, probably because it shows it on black background I guess. As we don't get Biore Pore strips in Pakistan like I searched in Alfatah Lahore, so I had to settle for some available brand. So like any other excited person I picked the first Charcoal based nose strips I saw. Here I will be talking about two of the brands though
Front

Back with detailed directions
Separate Strips inside package
Back Side of strip inside package
Pore strip side 1
Pore strip side 2





How I prep for it:
I use it after shower because I believe that is when my pores are soft or open so I scrub my face (Any scrub would work) and apply it OR you can also use warm cloth to open your pores too if you can't scrub.

"REVITALE" Deeply Absorbent Nose Strips- Charcoal Magnetic Cleansing:
When I saw the terms Charcoal and Magnetic I thought "OHMYGAAAWDDD my nose will be clean and smooth as baby's bum". So it comes in a cardboard package with 5 pore strips separately packed in another sheet cover.  There are directions to use it on the back side of package. You remove the strip from the sheet and apply the shiny side on nose. So after a few seconds I apply it, it starts to tingle a little like kind of minty, I actually like when products do that as it makes me a little satisfied that Yes something is happening. When I removed it there was literally one to two dots of stuff that I saw and my nose didn't feel clean at all. I tried it for 3 more times with in a month and the result was same so for me it was FAIL.

"CLEAN & CLEAR" Advantage Nose Pore Cleansing Strips:
Last summer Sana picked it up from Alfatah for her and I was like Eh!! as I wasn't into pore strips then. So I picked it up after my last fail pick because I remember Sana told me that it is a great product. It also comes in cardboard packaging and have 5 pore strips separately packed in it. It isn't charcoal based as you can see in pic too, it has hard cloth like texture. It applies with the same direction as previous one. When it removed it I was SO surprised as it was full of all the gunk and stuff (which is kind of gross and exciting also) and I almost showed it to everyone at home. My sister also used it and the result was same on her too. My nose felt so clean and smooth although not as much as baby's bum :D but still in comparison to Revitale it was much MUCH better. I am absolutely in love with this one and I think it is a pretty decent product although I wish I could get my hands on Biore one too as it is said to be the best one.

Pore strips necessarily doesn't remove or eliminate all black/white heads from your nose or minimize the pores forever. but it does clean it for a week or two. It is just your personal preference and choice to use it. It is advised to be used only once a week and also strip should be removed in upward direction or else it will rip or cause rashes on your skin (victim here :p).

They both cost below Rs 350/- for pack.

Regards,
Maria.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Our FINAL verdict on Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as Makeup Primer

Hello Ladies how are you all doing? So I finally have a opinion on using "Nivea Men Post Shave Balm" as Makeup primer after giving it chance in different seasons. We all are aware of the shift that covered whole makeup community after NikkieTutorials discovered that any usual primer and Nivea Men PSB has the main ingredients in common. So definitely I had to try it myself too.
I have combination skin but it tends to get really oily and shiny on T-zone area after two to three hours without any primer, except for that I have dry skin on area of my cheeks, forehead and around lips.
Front
Back
Ingredients


My Experience:
I first used it in summers, like in June or July and MANNNNN it was a mess. Firstly I didn't like the feel of it, it was so wet and sticky which also doesn't seem to get absorb. It didn't last for a hour tbh and it was itchy all over my face, my foundation disappeared and what not. So, my first experience was super bad. I still kept it in my collection to see if it will work in winters.
So in the coldest days of winter this January 2017 when I initially applied it I felt so hydrating on skin and I actually liked it as it didn't make my face oily or shiny during day and I thought may be I was wrong as it IS a good primer substitute. Now this week when the temperature is increasing gradually in Lahore and I applied it with two different foundation which are my go-to foundations for work and YES!! you guessed it right, it separated my foundation and made my T-zone oily within an hour.

FINAL THOUGHTS:
It can't be used as regular primer as it doesn't fill up pores or made them blur because it doesn't have silicon in it. It does feel hydrating but only if you have super dry skin and its chilly outside. And Sana says it balls up her foundation especially Estee Lauder one. It separates the foundation within hour. For me and Sana it was basically a mess, I probably will stick to my Benefit Pore Professional for events and Flamor Primer or any other for daily use, even my Neutrogena Sun Screen holds up my foundation well than Nivea Man PSM. I don't say Nikkie's claim is wrong, may be the temperature in her country allows her to use it but if you are in Pakistan and you are planning to use it, it isn't your thing honey!! (as far we believe).

I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE..........EVER. But if it does suit than good for you :)

Regards,
Maria Naz.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

ESSENCE Bloggers' Beauty Secret Reveal

Hello ladies how are you all doing? If you are following us on Instagram you would know we attended Essence "Bloggers' Beauty Secret" Reveal on 28th Jan, 2017. We were invited by the Dear Anam who manages Essence cosmetics in Pakistan.

There were basically four palettes by four different bloggers accompanied with a nail polish. Below are some of the swatches we took of different shades in palettes


Vintage Rose by Palmira from beautypalmira
The Glow must go on by Serena Verbon from beautylab
Touch up to go by Diana Lowen from dfashion
Shapes and Shadow by Mary Oliver from strikeapose
On the event
They were also goodie bags for the bloggers which contained the PR sample of one these palettes. Me and Sana picked up different palettes and I took "Vintage Rose Palette" and Sana was drawn to "The Glow must go on".
Inside the Goodie Bag
Your's truly  Sane and Maria on the event



We will post our detailed review on products after using them but on basis of the swatches these seem like reasonable products. 
The products are available on their Face book page 

Regards,
Makeup Beasties.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Packing Make Up for a Wedding.

Hello ladies how are you all doing. From quite few years I have been attending weddings only in Lahore and I pretty much did forget how to pack makeup essentials when going out to a distant wedding. Recently I went to wedding to a distant place (Near Azad Kashmir to be precise) and had to pack for all three days. After deciding clothes and shoes I had to decide what makeup essentials I am going to pack and DAMNNNNNN!!! how tough that was. So in today's post I will be listing down few things that I did and I skipped, to give you all a heads up on how to be ready to survive fiercely and beautifully.


1- Hair Products: First thing first pack your blow dryer, Straightner, Dry Shampoos (No you don't need to wash your hair daily in winter unless you packed them with hair firming sprays last day), Shampoos, Hair serums (I go for Argan Oil of Morocco, its a dry oil and makes your hair soft and frizz free without greasing them) and Combs and brushes you use. Hair pins and styling tools you will need.


2- Face Wash: Take the face wash you use on daily base and don't expect your host will have any, because even if they have chances are they might not suit you or they don't have any altogether (who knows). I did take a mild one but I now think that I should have taken the one with smalls beads tp clean pores and for soft scrubbing to remove any dryness.


3- Moisturizer: Pack your body lotion as you don't want to have itchy and flaky legs/arms right? And a non greasy/oily face moisturizer. It is also recommended to take a night cream (if you aren't afraid of heavy bags) to make your face hydrated for night so you can have soft skin in the morning, I didn't take any btw and I think I should have because my skin was so dry when I wasn't wearing makeup and not to mention I got dry patches too due to extreme cold weather there :(


4- Brushes and Primers: Start packing in the sequence in which you put your makeup. Pack the brushes first for all face and eyes need. Pack face primer and eyelid primer too to make that makeup last longer.


5- Foundations and Concealers: Now pack foundations and concealers according to your need. I will suggest you to not try a new thing on the main event, if you have purchased anything new for wedding, try using it week before for a day or two to see if it really works for you. I didn't take any color correcting palette but I will recommend taking one as pimples and rashes only appear on days you don't want them too (Duh!!)




6- Setting powders, Contouring palettes, Blush and Highlighter: You need to fix that foundation with a setting powder, then you need a contour palette and bronzer. Maximum two blush colors are enough to three days events. And one or two highlighter. I will suggest you to go for palettes that have two pans, either blush/bronzer or blush/highlighter, it not only saves space in bag but also the time to open separate products individually. I took everything separately btw.



7-Eyes and Lips: That was the most complex part for me honestly as I didn't know what to take and what looks I will be doing that day. I took Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye contour palette for matte shades and NAKED 2 for subtle shimmer shades, and 2 Colorpop single eye shadows for pop of golden or copper shadow. What I missed was colors, I forgot to take any colorful eye shadows (how dumb, right?) I will suggest you to take single shadows and put them in Z-palette, or any palette which has ALL the mattes, foiled, colors and transition shades.
Pack basic lip liners, one or two (dark pink/red and a natural pink). Lipsticks that will work with the look you are planning. I took Colorpop Lyin King, Love Life and a dark pink Medora lipstick, I missed nude/ browns or any lighter shade which I regretted later as my lip colors were kind of same three days.
Don't forget to pack your lip balm, eyeliner, mascara, eyelash curler, fake lashes (& glue) and eyebrow essentials (which ever you use).


8- Setting Sprays, Wet wipes and Perfumes: Set your makeup with makeup setting spray to make it last longer and don't forget to take your perfume. Keep wet wipes handy too to fix any makeup mishap that may happen and to take off makeup at day end.

9-Nail Polishes and Jewellery: If you are getting ready at home its ok, but if you have to travel I will suggest you to take one nail color that suits with all your dresses, I used a glittery Golden/ Dull golden nail polish and it worked out well with all my three events. Pack your jewellery keeping dresses in mind and keep it closer to your makeup bag so you don't forget putting it on (I did forget to, lol).


10- Miscellaneous: If it is a winter wedding don't forget to pack your inner garments, sweaters, shawls and socks for time you will spend at home.

So guys that how you will have a big bag ready for the wedding in the land far far away :p. Make sure to start getting ready atleast 2 hours before the specified time to save your self from frustration and hurry( which means more blunders). Keep the lipstick you applied and compressed setting powder in your clutch for touch ups after wedding food.


Have fun at the wedding and keep yourself hydrated and happy. :)

Disclaimer:
1-All images are from google.
2-I may or may not have missed something which you do in your routine so please forgive me.


With Love,
Maria