Thursday, October 4, 2012

Drum roll......

Congratulations "Fashionable doll". You are the winner of our "Kryolan tv paint stick" giveaway:)
contact us on face book or email to claim your prize.You have 48 hours:) Kindly allow us 10 days to ship your prize to you.







Thank you to all who took the time to enter.We really appreciate it :)Keep a look out for more fun competitions and giveaways in the fututre.
Till next time....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Asian Bridal EOTD






Products used :
Artdeco Eye primer
Bh Cosmetics 88 matte palette
MUA intense colour eye liner in Jet black
                                                                 Oriflame Lash Curler
                                                 Maybelline Great  Big Lash washable mascara
ELF Studio Eye brow kit in Dark 
Dont forget to take part in our latest give away.Just "clock" on the link below to join the party :) Results will be announced on September 30th 2012.
Till next time :) <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Maybelline Great Lash BIG washable"

I haven't tried any new mascaras in the last year, instead i repurchased my Oriflame one because i have no real issues with it.So when i saw this one in the shop window i thought to myself.... (why not?)  :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

GARNIER SKIN NATURALS WRINKLE LIFT A

Garnier Wrinkle lift A is a day cream that claims to keep your skin moisturized , toned and cleansed as well as keep your premature wrinkles at bay with the help of activated vitamin A.It took me a while to form an opinion about this one.I am rather biased when it comes to Garnier as a brand because the products just don't suit my skin , so i didn't want to write a review based on a rash first impression.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olay Total effects 7x


This is going to be a short review because (the unthinkable happened) and i fried my keyboard and writing with the "onscreen keyboard" is a total pain ;) I was really excited when i got this product but i didn't want to post a review before i had formed a complete opinion about the whole experience.Those who regularly follow our blog posts know that i am not one to change my skin care regimen too often.I have a solid routine that i like to stick to but i have always felt the need to try a better night cream as the one i was using before left a lot to be desired.so on a random excursion to my local make up counter i decided to give a try to the "Olay Total effects 7x night cream".

Saturday, July 21, 2012

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!! (CLOSED)

Hello Ladies :)
I know we've not been giving our blog ample attention these days but we are trying to remedy the situation ;) In the mean while get ready for the 2nd giveaway of our little blog.This time its going to be a quick one and it'll last up till "Chand raat" and the winner will inshahallah be announced after eid holidays.
We are giving away one "Kryolan TV paint stick" to a lucky winner.I'd like to mention here that as the prize is a face product , we wont be buying it in advance.Instead the winner will have a chance to choose the shade of her choice and (depending upon availability) we will buy the prize and ship it to her.
 The rules are simple.
1. You have to be a follower of "My Random Ramblings" (+1)
2. Get a friend to follow our blog . (+2) for each person who follows on your behalf.
Leave a comment below , mentioning your name,email address(so we can contact you in case you win), and the name(s) of the people who have followed on your behalf.
There you go ;) I think that is simple enough.
P.S If you are following on the behalf of a friend, you are welcome to enter as well.Just post a separate comment for your entry.
Giveaway is only open to residents in Pakistan.
Winner will be announced after Eid holidays.
The winner announcement will be made on our blog , Facebook , Twitter , Google + simultaneously . So keep a look out if you are taking part :)
Best of luck to all :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

one more from coke studio

Even though "Iqbal Bano's " version is unparalleled in its perfection but Messha has done a good job too :) Go coke studio !!

My "go to" lipsticks this summer

I am not very adventurous when it comes to lip colors , gravitating more toward pinks and browns and pastels. Its fun to wear a bright and bold "statement" on your lip once in a while but i think for every day colors nudes work with most occasions and outfits.For this summer these are the lipsticks that i have been using the most:


The Revlon one toward the very end is the "bold exception " to the rest of my relatively safe choices.I am thinking of adding a "Fuchsia pink " to the group as well :)Whats your "most reached for color" this summer?
Till next time......

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oue weekly top 10 ;)

This is the first in a series of posts we are going to be doing weekly from now on, just sharing with you a bunch of random stuff that pricked our interest during the last 7 days :) Reviews takes a long time (as every one with a beauty blog knows). You have to test the products, form an opinion, take pics, edit pics, write the review and then FINALLY post it.We are unable to consistently post reviews these days because of exams, assignments and a whole bunch of other nonsense ;) so this way at least we can keep in touch with you guys without too much effort.

Monday, June 4, 2012

MUA Lipstick Shade 5

The one thing i am always apprehensive about buying online (when it comes to cosmetics) is Lipsticks.I cant help my self usually and i always end up buying something but it never turns out to be quite what i expected;)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summery EOTD

First of, sorry for being invisible on the blog for the last few weeks.Due to a combination of work related stress & exam prep, we've both been incredibly busy.Some thing had to give and unfortunately our blog was the victim in this instance ;)
But we are back now and we bring you this summery, flirty EOTD using (mostly" colors from the Sleek Paraguay palette).You can read the review for the palette [LINK]

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MUA Eye shade no. 19 Matte

I LOVE "matte" eyeshades.They are so versatile and totally adaptable.No chunky glitter or unnecessary sheen to deal with.When i decided to buy MUA eyeshades i got one in matte as well , just to test out the formula. I got the one in no.19 because i wanted to get something that will work as a good crease color as well.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

MUA eye shade no. 14 Pearl

As you all know , we recently hauled some MUA goodies.I was most excited to try their single eye shadows , as i have read a lot of good reviews on them , from fellow bloggers and my favorite youtube guru as well.
I got two of them , one matte and one pearl. just to see how they are in terms of application , pigmentation and over all quality :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Becute "stay on" eye liner pencil



Becute is one of the more affordable brands available on local beauty counters here in Karachi. I have tried their nail polishes , liners and lipsticks in the past.For the price , i don't have anything bad to say about the quality of these products.A few months back i randomly picked these two eye liners just to see how they would work....

Friday, April 27, 2012

MUA "love Hearts" Lip balm in "Sweet kiss"

 Recently i bought some Makeup academy products from "just4girlz.pk" (online shopping website). I was so excited to get my hands on these products because i have been meaning to try out Makeup Academy goodies since last year , when i first heard of the brand.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Palladio Rice Powder

I think foundations and loose powders are the two things that each one of us is always on the look out for. The search for the next best thing is unending ;) Especially living in hot and humid climates , makes it a necessity to have a good powder to keep the face shine free and your makeup long lasting.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Haul Post :)

Okay so this is all the stuff that i have bought in the last month or so.Not all of it was bought at one place so i'll mention the prices and where i bought the item from under the pictures :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kryolan Tv Paint stick (4w)

Kryolan is one of those brands which are widely available in Karachi but don't get enough love on beauty blogs (in my opinion). May be its the perception that its more of a theatrical make up brand (i don't know)
But i love kryolan products.The price is not too bad either.A few months back i was browsing the shelves at "Kryolan city" and randomly bought this stick foundation for my sister (who at the time was looking for a full coverage foundation).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tip of the week

"Multani mitti (clay) is good for oily skin"


My experience:
When i was a teenager , i had really REALLY oily skin.A problem made worst by the fact , that i had no idea how to take care of my particular skin type.Therefore i became the prime example of how acne can make life miserable :(

Friday, March 30, 2012

E.L.F Lipstick in "Seductive" (Review & swatches)

e.l.f. Essential Lipstick

Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy 23rd March to all :)

On this historic and momentous day more than 100,000 Muslim activists from every nook and corner of the Subcontinent congregated  in the historic city of Lahore and proclaimed to the world their determination to make the Pakistan Resolution for Independence and Muslim Statehood the goal of their struggle under the leadership of the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. 
So to celebrate , we have come up with this special EOTD :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tip of the week

If you have been following this blog for a while then you probably know that i am really into natural skin care.Although i am a huge fan of anything makeup, i don't wear a full face of makeup on a daily basis.I am more into the natural healthy skin look.Therefore i pretty much try any tip or DIY beauty trick that anyone suggests ;)

Monday, March 12, 2012

BH cosmetics Lip liner in "Earth"

This is one of the products i got the last time i shopped at BH cosmetics.I am a satisfied customer of eye shadow palettes from Bh cosmetics but i must admit i have never tried any other product from their site.I was really intrigued by the lip pencils and at the time i was looking for a nude color for everyday use. So i ordered this in the color "Earth". Which is a very soft pinkish brown nude.

Friday, March 9, 2012

NOTD

These the two colors that i have been wearing a lot through February.This beautiful pink shade from Christine (shade no 25) and the classic white polish with black shatter from color studio pro:)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Saeed Ghani's Rose water

The weather is starting to change in our fair city.The increase in temperature hinting to the beginning of summer , in all its hot and humid glory ;) It is very difficult to wear make up when it is so hot out (as even the most sturdiest of cosmetics melt away in the face of sweltering heat). I wear a bare minimum in make up in summers , leaning more towards skin care.One thing i LOVE about my oily combination skin is that if i take good enough care of it during summers, i usually end up with zero breakouts, which is a feat in itself.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

St.Ives Skin Renewing body lotion & Giveaway winner announcment!!!

In Karachi we are sort of one dimensional in terms of weather most of the year.Its hot and humid with some breaks for a few rainy days here & there.So when it is the time for the esteemed two , three months of winter (our skin is not really sure of what to do about it). I hate dry , flaky , powdery skin in all circumstances, yet that is exactly what happens as soon as there is even the slightest nip in the air.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday bazar jewellery haul

When it comes to buying artificial/costume jewellery , Sunday bazaar is the place to be in Karachi.Pieces that you would normally pay an arm and a leg for, are available for almost less than half of the original price.Its a shame that i don't visit it as often as i would like because its a treasure trove filled with lovely trinkets.All you need to have is patience,unlimited capacity to bargain(the Pakistani way) and cash (off course). This time around i bought two rings , a whole set with necklace and earrings and a separate pair of earrings.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Friday, February 10, 2012

EOTD (black & brown)

This is my first attempt at a cut crease "eye of the day". It takes a bit more precision than i was able to muster ;) But practice makes perfect , and i'll keep trying until i get the hang of it :) What do you think?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Revlon colorstay vs Revlon colorstay

I have been meaning to do this comparison post for quite a while now.But it got postponed for one reason or another:)Lets just begin by saying that i am very taken with Revlon's colorstay line.Especially the foundations.In Pakistan Revlon products are not available in open market.You may sometime find a few shades of foundation here & there or lipsticks / lip glosses but not in an official capacity(correct me if i am wrong). For the longest time i wanted to get my hands on Revlon colorstay foundation with softflex so when i found one at my local cosmetic counter (even though it was totally the wrong color for me) i immediately bought it.What i failed to notice at the time was that the bottle didn't exactly say it had softflex in it.So i ended up(in my haste) not only buying the wrong shade but also the wrong formula :( But i tried it any how, just to satisfy my curiosity about it.Than i got my hands on this other colorstay foundation (Active light makeup). This time the color matched perfectly. But both the formulas/packaging is so different from each other that i thought a comparison post was in order :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BH cosmetics 88 color matte palette

I have been wanting this palette since i started building up my make up collection.And finally i am the proud owner of a shiny , new 88 matte palette by BH cosmetics:)

Friday, January 27, 2012

My first experience with sheet masks ;)

The word "sheet mask" is is not really common in Pakistan but in most Asian countries its considered to be a staple of beauty regimen.It is basically a paper or cloth mask cut out in the shape of a face or just a pad to go over your eyes.This paper mask is then soaked in liquid or essence and sealed in a foil pack for one time use.
Mostly the ones i have seen in the market either are for :brightening", "hydrating" or "whitening".

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ist blogoversary Giveaway! ( CLOSED)

It was around this time last year when we finally got around to fulfilling our long time ambition of starting a beauty blog :) We have come a long way since than. and that could not have been possible without the continued support of readers,subscribers, friends, fellow bloggers... who take the time out of their busy lives to read and comment on the blog and keep us motivated to do better :)
So to show our appreciation, we are holding our "First blogoversary Giveaway!"The winner will get;
  • Color studio professionals (PRO NAILS) Crackle polish "black"[REVIEW]
  • Color studio professionals nail polish "Sun kissed"

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Color studio professionals Crackle polish (black)

This is my first crackle polish.And i must say that the experience was not as bad as i thought it would be ;)For some reason i have not been a big fan of the whole crackle/shatter polish look.But my sister was adamant that i try this, so i got my self this one from colorstudio's Pro Nails line  at Dolmen Mall.They also have one in white as well.
Name:Pro Nails Crackle Polish "Black"
Brand: Color Studio Pro
Cost: Rs 350
Website:  http://www.colorstudiopro.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ColorStudioPK
Color Studio says:  
  • Single application can create drama
  • Be your own artist and trend setter.
  • Directions: apply a single coat over dried out nails; finish it with super top coat for a fabulous crackle effect

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Golden Rose Liquid Concealer in "02"

For the make up enthusiasts in Pakistan "Golden Rose" is not a new name.For a long time i thought that the lipsticks were the only thing available in the market but a few months back when i was on the look out for an affordable concealer for my sister,i encountered their counters with the full range of the brand at multiple places.So i decided to give their concealer a try.The color that i chose was "02" which has yellow undertones, suitable to my sisters complexion.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

(NOTD) shade "52 by Glamorous face USA "Guest post by Maira Mushtaq"

Today we are entertaining our first guest blogger.A VERY good friend of mine "Maira Mushtaq". She is sharing with us a beautiful yellow nail of the day:)
Polish: "Shade g52 by Glamorous face USA"
Cost: Rs 60-80 (depending upon where you buy it from)
Availability: At most cosmetic stores in Karachi.
This polish is almost an exact dupe for the "Colorstudio professionals SUN KISSED".So if you are not ready to shell out Rs 250 for that you can always try this one (a lot cheaper)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

e.l.f


Today i am going to review three products that are from the e.l.f regular line.I don't normally "impulse buy" where cosmetics are concerned but the price tag of Rs 170 reeled me in , i'm afraid :)I am quite impressed with some of the products from e.l.f studio line.So i decided to give their regular line a try by ordering  these three products.
E.l.f natural radiance blusher
E.l.f tone correcting concealer
E.l.f luscious Lipstick