Saturday, 31 October 2015

My Look For Halloween 2015 - Stitched Up Insanity

Hello beautiful!

So this is probably my last Halloween Look of this year! It's easy, quick and something that you can pull off at the last minute. I have done two more Halloween Looks for 2015 which took more time than this particular one so if you have time then you can definitely re-create those! Otherwise this one here is much easier can quicker than those (:
The two Halloween Looks I have done are The Thirsty Vampire and Half Skull.


About this look, I was inspired Shaaanxo, a YouTuber. She has a lot of Halloween looks up but this one in particular attracted me. With the stitched lips and teary eyes, it just spoke to me, like it was telling a story (deep?). Anyway, as per usual, I'll list the products I used to create this look and also share the video I followed so that you guys can re-create this easily!

Here I am as "Stitched Up Insanity"



I love how the look turned out! You can wear a white grubby robe with chains wrapped around your hands and feet or a light blue or white robe with chains drawn on it.

Product List:

Face:

  • Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in shade 53.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow.
Bruised Look:

  • Makeup Revolution Blusher - NOW!
  • Random Purple Eyeshadow.
Eyes:

    For Smudged Teary Look:
    • Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Panther.
    • Smudged with a little Nivea Lotion.
    Lips:
    • Sweet Touch Lipstick in #743.
    • Kryolan Aqua Cake Liner in Black.
    • Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Panther.
    Stitches:
    • Kryolan Aqua Cake Liner in Black (for slits, dots and stitches).
    • A Blue Eye-Liner Pencil (for dots).
    • Red Lipstick (for dots).






    Here's the video tutorial from Shaaanxo which I followed for this look. If you haven't already then subscribe to her channel for more amazing looks! She is super sweet and her accent is so cool!


    Well that's the complete "Stitched Up Insanity" look - probably my last for this Halloween 2015! I'm really happy with the results! Don't forget to check out my The Thirsty Vampire and Half Skull looks I created for this Halloween! If you happen to re-create any of these looks then don't forget to share them with me with the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog. I'll see you guys soon with some reviews ;) 

    Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!


    Tuesday, 27 October 2015

    My Look For Halloween 2015 - The Thirsty Vampire!

    Hello there!

    I'm here with another look for Halloween! I say 'another' because this is the second look I've done for Halloween. The first look I did was a Half Skull which you can see here. It's very easy and I have provided you with the video and pictorial I followed so that you can re-create it easily! (: I'll do the same for this one.
    Now this look has been created by many YouTubers but the YouTuber I followed in particular is Christen Dominique. She's done an absolutely incredible job and made it so easy to follow! I was very happy with how the look turned out! Don't forget to share your Halloween looks with me! Also if you re-create this, be sure to share it with me by using the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog
    So, here I am as The Thirsty Vampire!


    I changed my lenses by using the App 'NiceEyes', it's available on Android Play Store. I'm not sure about the iOS App Store. This app was really easy to use! Also they have a variety of different lenses!

    Product List:


    Face:

    Eye Brows:
    • Wet n Wild  Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Panther.
    Eyes:
    Under Eyes & Forehead:
    • Morphe Brushes Individual Eye Shadow in Caramelized(ES15) and I Got The Blues(ES44).
    • Random Red, Purple and Pink eye-shadow.
    • Maybelline Colossal Kajal 12H Extra Black.
    • ColourPop Eyeshadow in Fairfax.
    Lips:







    Here's the video by Christen Dominique, which I followed to re-create this look. I'm sure you'll find it easy to follow too! Also, subscribe to her channel and tell her I sent you to say Hi! ;)



    So that's the complete "The Thirsty Vampire" look! I hope you guys like it and re-create it, if you do, then don't forget to share it with me with the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog.
    I love how it turned out! Don't forget to leave your beautiful comments down below! You know how much I love reading them xo 

    Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!

    Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the website link(s) provided in this post and do not earn or get anything in return in anyway if you click on or use the links.

    Monday, 26 October 2015

    Morphe Brushes Haul!

    Hello there! (:

    I have a haul to share with y'all! ;)
    I'm sure you all know about Morphe Brushes, the amazing cosmetics brand with incredibly pigmented eyeshadows, the Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette, soft brushes with amazing quality and such useful palettes with incredibly reasonable price tag! I first came across this brand through -yup, you guessed it right! Kathleen Lights! Do I repeat for like a 100th time? Okay! My favorite YouTuber ever!!! :D 

    For my first haul from Morphe Brushes, I decided to play safe and order a few of their individual eyeshadows and brushes to actually test them and see if I like them. That's what I usually do when I'm ordering from a brand for the very first time. 

    Morphe Brushes:

    -The website apparently has no About Us section. Although their products speak for themselves but a little About Us section would have been so helpful. So I'll just go ahead and try to summarize the website on my own-

    Morphe brushes offers a great variety of cosmetics products. Individual eyeshadow pans, PRO Makeup Palettes, different lines and kinds of makeup brushes -individual and sets, empty Z platters and various accessories. All of these under very reasonable prices.

    What I Hauled:



    a) Individual Eye Shadows - Creme Brule (ES63)
    b) Individual Eye Shadows - B.A.M (ES41)
    c) Individual Eye Shadow - Caramelized (ES15)
    d) Individual Eye Shadows - I Got The Blues (ES44)
    e) Blending Brush - MB23 Round Blender
    f) Blending Brush - M441 Pro Firm Blending Crease






    I have been looking for a perfect warm brown transition shade and I'm so glad I picked the right colors! The colorful variety of eyeshadows and the brushes overwhelmed me and I seriously wanted to get more! But at the end I decided on two nude brown shades and 2 bright colors. The eyeshadows I got are all matte. Also out of all the amazing brushes I chose the blending ones because well come on, we can't have enough of blending brushes, now can we? ;) I'll be posting the complete reviews and swatches so keep your eyes on this blog for that!

    I ordered them through Juvaria Amin from Purple Fashion Store. You can order directly from the website. The individual eyeshadows are available at the website for $2 a pop (YESSS!) and I got the brushes for $5.99 (reduced price) each. I was very happy with the pricing! They apparently ship to all countries that the US Postal Service and FedEx ships to.

    Have you tried anything from this brand? Did you get a chance to get your hands on the amazing Jaclyn Hill Palettes by Morphe Brushes? Let me know in the comments down below! <3

    Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!

    Disclaimer : I am not affiliated with the website links provided in this post and do not earn or get anything in return in any form, if you click on or use the links. 
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    My Previous Hauls:

    a) Masarrat Misbah Makeup Haul

    b) Huge Elf Haul

    c) Colourpop Haul

    d) NYX Haul
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    Thursday, 22 October 2015

    My Look For Halloween 2015 -Half Skull!

    Hello beautiful!

    With Halloween coming up, I decided to do a few looks for it. I was inspired by Roxxsaurus and Huda Kattan to create this particular look. I don't have a tutorial for you for this look but I'll share the video and pictorial I followed so that you guys can re-create this easily. Do share your Halloween looks with me using the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog. I'd love to see what you lovelies come up with <3


    So after watching a lot of videos for inspiration, this is what got me started! The day I saw it I just had to do it!! It's a Half Skull Look with dark warm brown eyes, an elaborate winged eyeliner and a half skull-face. I'll link the pictorial and share the video at the end of this post (:

    Product Used:

    For Eyes:

      • e.l.f Mineral Eye Shadow Primer.
      • Morphe Brushes Individual Eye Shadow in Creme Brule(ES63) and Caramelized(ES15).
      • ColourPop Eyeshadow in Fairfax.
      • e.l.f Studio Baked Highlighter in Moonstone
      • Kryolan Cake Eyeliner in Black

      For Half Skull:
      • Face Paint in White.
      • Kryolan Cake Eyeliner in Black
      • Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Eyeshadow in Panther







      Went crazy with the pictures, didn't I! :D I love love how it turned out! Here's the pictorial I followed after watching the videos!


      Here's the video by the beautiful and talented Roxxsaurus!



      I'm sure it'll be very easy for you to re-create this look after watching the video and the pictorial. Remember to use the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog if you do re-create i for I'd love to see and share it! <3
      I'll post another Halloween look soon! Let me know if you like this one in the comments (:

      Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!

      Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the website link(s) provided in this post and do not earn or get anything in return in anyway if you click on or use the links.








      Monday, 19 October 2015

      Nail Of The Day - NOTD


      Hello there (:

      I remember I had a very bad habit of biting my nails as a kid and the only way I left it was when my Mum attracted me with all these beautiful colors of nail lacquers! Thought I'd share this with you :D
      As bored as I am, down with a bad flu, I decided to use this recently bought nail lacquer from Color Studio Professional Pro Nail in Haute Couture and ended up decorating the accent nail with Pro Nail in Mojito and Eve.



      After applying two coats of Pro Nails in Haute Couture, I made a few dots with a large dotting tool dipped in Pro Nails in Mojito. After it dried completely, which doesn't take much time, I made smaller dots with Pro Nail in Eve layering a few on top of the dots made with Mojito. I completed it by applying the Nail Care - Top Coat.

      I like how smoothly this nail paint applies and the applicator gives maximum coverage so that you can complete the whole nail in a few swipes. It dries fast and two coats are enough to get the perfect opaque result. Color Studio Professional has a vast variety of beautiful shades!

      I hope you like this very easy NOTD and share your favorite shades from The Color Studio in the comments (:


      I got this from the Color Studio Kiosk at Dolmen Mall for Rs. 250. You can also get them online from http://www.colorstudio.pk/ They offer free shipping on orders over Rs. 1000.

      Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao! (:

      Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the website link(s) provided in this post and do not earn or get anything in anyway if you click on or use the links.

      Friday, 16 October 2015

      So Long Summer! - Makeup of The Day (MOTD)

      Hello beautiful!

      As Fall has officially started for me I decided to say farewell to summers with a Makeup Look! I wanted to do a bright makeup look with a colored eye-liner and a bright pink pout and this is what I came up with. It's really easy with the warm eye makeup and colored liner and a bright pink pout. I am in loveee with the results and I hope you'd love it too! Oh! If you decide to recreate this look, don't forget to share it with me by using the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog. I would LOVE to see your take on it (:




      Products Used:

      Face:
      • L'oreal Paris Hydra-Total 5 Ultra Hydrating Gel-Cream.
      • Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in shade 53 Light Beige.
      • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15.
      • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow.
      • Sleek Contour Palette in Light.
      • Masarrat Makeup Stay On Blusher in Shell Bronze.
      • e.l.f Studio Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems.
      Tools Used: 
      Eyes:
      • e.l.f Mineral Eye Shadow Primer.
      • Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow.
      • Morphe Brushes Individual Eye Shadow in Creme Brule(ES63), Caramelized(ES15) and B.A.M(ES41).
      • e.l.f Studio Baked Eyeshadow in Toasted
      • Sweet Touch Sparkling Eyeliner in Pearl Blue
      • Maybelline Rocket Volum'Express Mascara.
      • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk.
      Tools Used:
      Lips:
      • Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate in 106
      • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich. (Reviewed here.)
      Steps:

      Eyes:
      1. After priming my eyes and setting them with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder just so the other shades can blend easily, I started with Morphe Caramelized in my crease and blended it well.
      2. With an e.l.f shader brush I packed Toasted on my entire eye lid. With a little Caramelized on the blending brush I blended my crease so that both the lid color and crease color can blend in.
      3. On an angled blending brush I packed Creme Brule on the outer corners of my eyes and blended it into the lid color. I also took it a little into the crease.
      4. With a clean blending brush I blended my crease well again so that there are no harsh lines and it all looks well blended.
      5. With the Sweet Touch eye-liner pencil I lined my upper lashes and created a soft wing.
      6. On an angled liner brush I packed the B.A.M eye shadow onto the liner I applied with the pencil to make the green color more vibrant.
      7. I finished the eye makeup with two coats of mascara and NYX Milk in my waterline.

      Face:
      1. After moisturizing my face with L'oreal Hydrating Gel, I applied the foundation with the Miracle Complexion Sponge. I love love this sponge! It blends the foundation like a dream!
      2. For my under eye concealer I used Maybelline Fit Me concealer, drawing it in a V shape under my eyes to highlight and conceal. With the sponge I blended it well.
      3. I set the concealer with Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder on e.l.f tapered brush.
      4. Using the Contour shade from the Sleek Contour Palette, I contoured my face ever so lightly with Real Techniques Contour Brush.
      5. For blush I used my Holy Grail Shell Bronze with Real Techniques blush brush and highlighted the high-points such as the tops of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, cupid's bow and chin with e.l.f blush gems with e.l.f studio blush brush.
      6. I set my entire face and blended everything with Rimmel Pressed Powder on Real Techniques Powder Brush.
      7. At the end I applied Rimmel Lipstick and topped it with NYX Zurich.






      I loved the final look and how it turned out. The green paired up beautifully with the bright pink lips. I would love to hear your feedback and don't forget to use the hash-tag #gulezehrasblog if you do re-create this look! I would love to see <3 
      Also, from this MOTD onward I am going to do more Fall inspired looks so if you have any suggestions feel free to get in touch with me through my FacebookTwitter or Instagram! <3

      Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!

      Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the website link(s) provided in this post and do not earn or get anything in return in anyway if you click on or use the links.
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      Previous MOTD:

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      Thursday, 15 October 2015

      Leibster Award !!


      Hello beautiful!

      Just so you know, this is going to be one long fun post and I cannot wait to get started :D
      I was nominated for the very popular Leibster Award sometime ago by Sehrish of Makeup with Style and then recently I was nominated for it again by Fatima of Blog by FA, so I decided to do them together in one post! I want to thank them profusely for this nomination and the amazing questions! 

      What is a Leibster Award?

      A Leibster Award is awarded to the up and coming blogger with less than than 200 followers. The idea is to support each other in order to appreciate each other and to build a strong blogging community!

      1- What is the story behind your blog name?


                There's no story behind my blog name, it's just my full name actually (: I didn't want to restrict my blog to one particular thing so I went by my name.

      2- When and why did you start blogging?

                I started my personal blog (it's this one) in August of this year. I have always loved writing, sharing what I know and learn and connect with others and blogging let me do just that. I actually started blogging in 2010 about my college life and the memories but didn't continue it. I also have a blog with my best friend Hani. You can check it here.

      3- Where you like to be in 5 years time?

                Somewhere I am happy, at peace and able to help others and make an impact. Collaborating with Victoria Beckham. Yes! I adore her and her style so much!! Having published my novels and songs. Having Violette (my clothing line) turn into a very renowned and successful fashion/clothing line! Also, a very successful blogger! Big dreams, big dreams!

      4- If you could write a letter to yourself 10 years ago, what is one thing you would tell your younger self?

                "Your kindness will save you, your kindness will grow you. People leave, times change. Do not let anyone or anything dull your shine. Expect only and ONLY from your Lord, He's the only One who'll stay with you no matter what, belong to Him and Him ONLY. What's yours will be yours and what isn't wont ever be yours. Kindness, compassion and faith in Lord is the answer."

      5- What do you find to be the most challenging part of blogging?

                As I have just started with this blog: Getting brands to remember my blog, to reach out to me.

      6- If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

                Oh the countries and places I wanna visit! But right now I just want to visit UAE to be with my niece who I miss immensely!

      7- What is your favorite food?

                I enjoy eating Chinese and Italian food, also Biryani (duh). 

      8- What is one thing that you want to do before you die?

                To do or create something that will help others in my life and continue to do so after my death.

      9- What is your favorite post that you have written?

                I put my heart and soul in each post, do complete research and test products before reviewing. My favorite post I've done has got to be 5 Things To Buy This Fall 2015, you can read the post here. I worked for 6 hours on this to make sure I'm mentioning the right designers and selecting the best offers and products for my wonderful readers. I watched the whole New York Fashion Week for Pre Fall & Fall 2015 before writing this and another post that's coming soon in the Fall Series (: 

      10- What advice would you give to someone just starting a blog?

                Blog for the love of blogging. As long as you're passionate about blogging or anything in your life, you'll be able to face any and every challenge you come across. Keep yourself updated, read and observe more so that you can provide your readers, followers and fans with the best. Stay true to yourself and your readers. Let your personality shine through your writing <3

      11-What it is one goal related to blogging that you would like to complete?

                To work with the beautiful Chiara Ferragni. She inspires me so much. Also (I'm gonna cheat on this one and mention two goals) to provide the best for my readers.

      12- What three items are always in your purse?

                a) My Wallet.
                b) Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Peach Glow - To touch up throughout the day as I have combination skin and I sweat a lot.
                c) e.l.f Powder Brush - To use with the Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

      13- Which makeup brand is your favorite other than MAC?

                Too Faced! I'm in love with their products!

      14- What is the most important thing for you without which you can not live?

                Honesty and compassion. I'll be lost without it.

      15- Your most favorite blog to read is?

                I use to love reading Sara Hassan's Blog. I hope she writes again. I love reading The Blonde Salad!

      16- What is your biggest wish in life?

                To help others and make an impact.

      17- Your favorite quote?

                "Let us permit the nature to have her way, she knows its business better than we do."

      18- How you felt when you got nominated for your first Award?
                I always feel so good and humbled when my fellow bloggers reach me for Tags and Awards. Thank you so much for being such a great community!

      I enjoyed answering all the questions so much! I hope you enjoy reading them. Also I'd love to know your answers too so do not forget to leave your answers in the comments section! I love doing posts like these!

      Rules:

      1. You have to introduce my blog first. Also make sure to provide a link back to my blog i.e www.gulezehrasblog.blogspot.com
      2. Answer the questions provided at the end of this post.
      3. Pass the tag to other bloggers
      4. Provide them with questions and rules to The Leibster Award.


      My Nominations:
      (Please make sure you mention my blog and provide a link back to it. Let me know when you've done the post, I'd love to read your answers)

      Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse

      Kinza's Realm


      Kakcho


      Wardaclopedia

      Enchanted Excurse


      Idorottka


      Drop The S

      Beauty Talk With Saadia

      My Questions:

      1- When and why did you start you blog?
      2- What do you find the most challenging in blogging?
      3- What is your favorite post you've blogged about?
      4- Where do you want to see yourself in the next 5 years?
      5- If you were to choose only one Makeup Brand to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?
      6- What are the three important goals of your life?
      7- Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?
      8- What three products/items are in your bag/purse right now?
      9- Which country would you like to spend the rest of your life in and why?
      10- Your advice for new bloggers.

      Until next time, Good Luck and Ciao!