25 May 2013

My Gelish Experience!! (By Salina Cosmetics)

Hello beautiful readers!!!

Today I am going to tell you about the wonderful experience I had with 'Gelish', which has been brought to Pakistan by Salina Cosmetics. My 'Gelish' manicure was done at Mubashir Khan Salon. The process takes up to an hour - 'Gelish' is similar to nail polish, however, it lasts for about 2 weeks. Layers of 'Gelish' are used on the nail, similar to the application of nail polish, the only difference is that 'Gelish' is dried under a UV light and is much glossier and harder than nail polish. 

The best part about 'Gelish' is that it does not chip!!! One of my biggest pet peeves is chipped nail polish as it looks far too unkempt. Also, this is the perfect thing to do before leaving for holiday. You can also apply other shades on top of 'Gelish', and they can easily be removed with nail polish remover and the 'Gelish' application will be perfect underneath. Cool, right?!

Swatches of all the fun shades available. 

Below are some pictures I took whilst getting my nails done:
Nails are dried under the UV light in the 'Gelish' machine 
The final look - so I opted for a neony pink shade called 'Passion', with very subtle nail art. Thought it would be fresh and feminine for the summer! 

I strongly recommend everyone to get a 'Gelish' manicure, especially if you are someone on the go and cannot go to the salon frequently - I know that this is going to be my staple mani/pedi now.  Thank you Salina Cosmetics!! :)

If you are in Karachi check out the following salons: Bina Khan, Tariq Amin, Meher Naeeb, Beyond Bliss, Nina Lotia, Blush Salon, Nabilas, Ellemint, Sabs Salon, BluRain, StudioC by Cistres, Venus Salon & Spa, Dressing Table, Laiqa Hassan, Neelos, Shamain, Fehmida's, Ensemble Salon, Mubashir Khan Salon, Mona J salon, Angies Salon, Elle Rouge Salon, Alle'Nora Annies Signature Salon.
Lahore: SplitEnds, SplitEnds Express, Sabs, Nabila, Aramish.
Islamabad: Tariq Amin.

What do you girls think?
xxx A

20 May 2013

BEST DRESSED: Sonam Kapoor at the Cannes Film Festival 2013

I'm loving all of Sonam's looks at the Cannes Film Festival!! I have looked forward to seeing pictures of her on a daily because she has been put together so flawlessly and has rocked a variety of different looks...

Sonam Kappor looks divine in an Anamika Khanna couture sari paired with a jacket. The traditional beauty look is also very complimentary to the outfit with the deep red lips and vintage winged liner. I am not too sold on the nose ring by itself but somehow Sonam manages to pull it off well!! 

Sonam rocking the monochrome trend in a Huemn sari!! I love modern takes on saris so this is definitely one of my favourite looks on her, with the natural make up and slicked back pony tail and statement earrings by Suhani Pittie - Sonam looks effortlessly chic. 
Am a sucker for these princess-like ensembles - so fell in love with Sonam's Dolce & Gabbana gown - such a breathtakingly feminine look!!! Really emphasises her non existent waistline!! 
 Sonam is wearing a vintage looking Shehla Khan Lengha here, with an exquisite Chopard diamond necklace.
This is from the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival, about 2 years back.. and I had to add it in here because I love the Jean Paul Gaultier couture gown and how she pulls off looking futuristic yet elegant. One of my favourite looks to date. 

Which look is your favourite?
xxx A

17 May 2013

Quick Pic: Style Icons Sonam Kapoor and Frieda Pinto Together at The Cannes Film Festival 2013

I came across this picture and had to share right away!!! Such a treat to see the two gorgeous fashion icons together!!

Sonam rocks a Dolce & Gabbana princess-like gown, whilst Freida stuns in a beaded Sanchita number. Absolutely divine!! Do you love their looks?

Stay tuned for an in-depth post on Sonam's looks for the Cannes Film Festival. Coming up shortly!!

xxx A

16 May 2013

Best Dressed: Cannes Film Festival 2013

Hello my lovelies,

Here are my two favourite look from the Cannes Film Festival 2013 thus far:

Absolutely ADOREEE Audrey Tautou's Yiqing Yin couture gown!!!! The powder blue sheer bottom and structured top, paired with natural make up and subtle
diamond tops... such a gorgeous look!!! 
Zhang Yuqi looks exquisite in a Ulyana Sergeenko Couture gown - just look at the stunning trail, and the colour!!! Though I am usually not a fan of such plunging necklines, it looks fairytale like with this dress!! Zhang Yuqi chose to pair diamond and ruby earrings, and a stunning ruby cocktail ring. Love the contrast of red with green. The red lips and bold brows are my favourite 
beauty look for this season.

What do you think? What other looks did you like?
xxx A

10 May 2013

Don't Forget To Vote With The Election Bag: Mahin Hussain Accessories

A big hello to all my fab fashionistas,

I come bearing a socially responsible message from Mahin Hussain Accessories. Recently, I came across this 'Election Bag' and I thought it was fabulous - very fashion forward, you can use it to tag along your items whilst sending out the right message -"Vote - because it counts!"

I hope that you all will be voting tomorrow, I know I sure will be!! You can confirm your polling station by sending a text message to 8300 with your CNIC number to vote!

Mohsin Sayeed carrying the election bag! 

You can purchase this bag for Rs.750 at Ensemble, Fashion Pakistan Lounge in Lahore and L'Atelier - At IVS, Neco's and Contempo (Zamzamma) and Warehouse!! Grab

Also love this sequinned Pakistani flag clutch! So patriotic and fun!

So, who will you be voting for tomorrow?
xxx A 

2 May 2013

Officially a Part of the TONI&GUY 'HairMeetWardrobe' Style Collective!!

Hello lovelies,

I am so excited to announce that I am the official blogger for the Toni&Guy 'HairMeetWardrobe' Style Collective!! Therefore, I get to share my views on the products, and create head to toe looks!! Fashion should focus on every little detail... from your hair, to your outfit... to the shoes you are wearing - and that is exactly what the 'HairMeetWardrobe' platform is all about.

Furthermore, I get to create looks using the BEST haircare products in the industry at the moment from the Toni&Guy professional range. I have been testing out a lot of products at home - so stay tuned for my reviews!!!

The products can be purchased at all leading supermarkets.

xxx A