Archive | September, 2014

Ipsy August 2014

20 Sep

Shopping online from international website was never easy. With growing Facebook business pages, all you  need to do is a create a wish list, send to one of the reliable pages, pay 50-100% advance, sit back and wait. Usually it takes 4-6 weeks for orders to reach their customers. Like many of shopaholics, I have been crossing off items from my wish list, and all thanks to these business pages to offer such great services.

Monthly subscriptions are the rage these days everywhere, Chances are, you’ve heard of beauty subscription boxes by now. The concept is fairly new to Pakistanis since we don’t have any locally available option. The monthly subscription are affordable as they can cost you as low as low-cost at only $10/month but some are on expensive side with more high end variety of products .

I always wanted to subscribe Ipsy by Michelle phan more than any other services, since ipsy offer more makeup products, I am not into skin/hair care sample.Finally i was able to get that through a wonderful page , Makeup & Accessories .I ordered mine through them.You can ask them to order you almost anything from USA at most affordable prices. They are one of PBBC reliable pages and in future we will be reviewing business pages in here or you can send us your reviews too.

How it works: Ipsy sends their subscribers four or five cosmetic, hair, and skincare products.  Each bag also includes exclusive coupon and discount codes for the products or companies featured in it, which is nice.  $10 a month for a rolling subscription, which can be canceled anytime, or $110 for a yearly commitment.

 

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Ipsy August 2014

 

Their design usually reflects the “theme” of the products in them; this month’s was “Beauty Schooled”

“Learn the rules, so that you can break them. This month, you’ll discover that you’ll never stop learning – especially, when it comes to the world of beauty. With everything from styling skills, application techniques, to channeling your inner confidence and uniqueness… With the help of ipsy and your August Glam Bag, you’re about to get ‘schooled’.

I was pretty excited to get this bag since i knew each bag was getting one of UD samples. It was either a mascara or a 24/7 pencil. Since  i already own few UD eye pencils , i was excited to find the mascara in my bag. Being a blush hoarder, coastal scents blush duo was second product to make me excited.

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  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: “Bigger. Blacker. Badder. Urban Decay’s ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara features triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend. Perversion Mascara gets you sexy in one stroke, yet it won’t quit until you say when.” Regular size is 0.4 fl oz for $22 at urbandecay.com.
  • Coastal Scents Forever Blush Sample Duo: “Coastal Scents Forever Blush boasts 18 perfectly pigmented, powder blushes with a long-lasting rush of color. Complete with a mirror, these color-packed compacts go a long way. Ipsters who sample Coastal Scents blush duo will receive the shades Fresh (Left) and Elegant (Right).   Regular size is 10g for $7.95 at coastalscents.com. Lord &
  • Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil: “Sensual and exotic, that’s the effect that Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil delivers. Just like the traditional Kohl, but with the modern ease and control of a pencil. Giving a semi-matte finish that is also smudgeable, Silk Kajal Kohl’s soft tip is ophthalmologically-tested and gentle enough to be used on the inner eye. Also available in Nude and White.” Regular size is .048 oz for $16 at lordandberry.com
  • Absolute Lip Balm in Grape: “Treat your lips with this ultra-moisturizing lip balm from Absolute New York. This lightly tinted, creamy, conditioning formula softens, smooths, and protects lips for a seriously kissable pout. Discover this must-have balm for sensationally soft and luscious lips!”  Looks like this is only available in a duo, priced at $5.99 on nicka.com.
  • Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner: “A cult favorite, Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin. It is the miracle base to create the perfect skin canvas for long-lasting makeup and well-preserved skin. This velvety formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, blurs fine lines and is resistant to sweat and humidity. Prime, touch-up and treat while perfecting your makeup.” Regular size is 1 fl oz for $45 at drbrandtskincare.com.

 

How to order ipsy in Pakistan: You can contact Makeup & Accessories , But please keep in mind that there is usually a wait list .

 

 

 

About the author: This post is written by one of PBBC admin , Sarah Ali,Who wouldn’t be caught dead: Without her blusher and kajal.She is a garduate in journalism & fine Arts, who’s obsessed with anything related to makeup & beauty, she is a lifestyle enthusiast .When she’s not writing or shopping ,she is travelling.

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Golden Mirror Beauty Salon – Review

11 Sep

Ana Ahmed, blogger at Ana’s Journal shares her salon review.

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Back in August, Golden Mirror Beauty Salon and Pakistani Beauty Bloggers Community hosted a giveaway together exclusively for the PBBC members. Unbelievably, I won. Yaayy!!

Not only did I win all Body Shop services that the salon has to offer but my cousin also won a manicure and a pedicure service along with me. As it happened, my cousin was not available so I talked to the Golden Mirror team about it and they were nice enough to allow me to bring my sister for the services.
Right from when we stepped in we were treated like a couple of  queens. They pampered us, showered us with gifts and even had lunch with us. From the full body services to the facial and manicure, pedicures everything was perfect. I was not expecting to be treated this way on winning a giveaway at all. You know how usually when you get discounts or win giveaways the company tries to give as little as possible. The Golden Mirror Beauty Salon did everything they could to please us even further till we were delighted to have won and come.
The owners are both as sweet as sugar. I wish I could have met their mom as well. I wish Khatija and Ayesha the very best in life. I hope this amazing venture that they have recently started hits the sky and they prosper along with their amazing team.
They presented me with a surprise as I was leaving. A poster of the giveaway winner announcement with my name on it, A Golden Mirror Beauty Salon sticker, Essie nail color in watermelon in a cute little jar, 2 year membership where I get 10% off on specific services AND a gift card worth Rs.3500. Not returning to such an awesome place is definitely out of the question.

Thank you, PBBC and Golden Mirror Beauty Salon!

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The Balm- May Loumnizer (Review)

8 Sep

With the frequent The Balm sales that go up to 70% off, it’s no wonder that I went crazy over this already very hyped highlighter! Since I’m a big fan of matte skin, I sometimes tend to go overboard with powdering my skin, and looking flat instead of fab! This is where the May Loumnizer steps in, and gives me that glow from within.

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With its buttery soft texture, it is a dream to blend. I won’t lie and say I have the fanciest brushes for makeup application, but if my super old and battered brushes work effectively in blending this out for the ‘glow from within’ then no one should have a problem! The only downside of this super buttery almost creamy texture is that one tumble, and this will fall! Unfortunately that happened to me as well, but it didn’t stop me from using it on an everyday basis haha.
The packaging is compact, houses a huge mirror that makes it perfect for on the go touchups and with its quirky illustrations, is a joy to take out of your handbag when you’re with your friends. The Balm as a brand has impressed me incredibly, with its texture, packaging, and quality for the price! While I haven’t tried many high end highlighters, with this in my collection, I’m not even tempted to, and that coming from a makeup hoarder is a big compliment!
I would advise everyone to wait for The Balm sales to get a hold of this that can up every couple of months on their website and Hautelook as well!
Local Facebook price – PKR 2200-2400

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