Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!

Hello Beauties,

It’s all about Fall in the beauty and fashion world. I couldn’t resist but dig into my makeup stash fro some “fall-ish” products which I am going to share with you all. My bad, I cannot get all makeup brands in Dubai. Even the drugstore ones becomes high-end if bought from here. Thinking smile So I always opt for online stores/sellers that can get all my desired products from U.S for a lesser price than what the market offers. I wish I had a best friend in the U.S who would volunteer to ship to me and I can whole heartedly shop from the U.S websites. Angel Okay so me coming back to reality, I have ordered online couple of items which are ideal colors for FallRed heart

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Am I late?–Fall Favorites!!

Hello Beauties,

It’s all about Fall in the beauty and fashion world. I couldn’t resist but dig into my makeup stash fro some “fall-ish” products which I am going to share with you all. My bad, I cannot get all makeup brands in Dubai. Even the drugstore ones becomes high-end if bought from here. Thinking smile So I always opt for online stores/sellers that can get all my desired products from U.S for a lesser price than what the market offers. I wish I had a best friend in the U.S who would volunteer to ship to me and I can whole heartedly shop from the U.S websites. Angel Okay so me coming back to reality, I have ordered online couple of items which are ideal colors for FallRed heart

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Make Up and Sex

Hold on there! We are not talking about sex here. Smile with tongue out In fact today’s post is going to be a bit different than the usual one I do.

I always wondered and wanted to ask people behind naming the make up products’ shades. Why on earth do they have such name that even I myself can’t utter. It is so rate PG!Freezing With a 4 year old son who starts joining phonic sounds where ever he sees a word, I just ended up hiding all my rated PG stuff.

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Lipstick shades such as Sex Machine by Nars, Kinda Sexy , Pervette, Fetish, Lickable by M.A.C, Drive Me Nude by Rimmel, Orgasm by Nars and many more are so common. Like seriously, I feel like either they are out of nice and decent names or they are just teasing us. If they think women will be attracted to such names, then hey, they are wrong. With such names only men will be attracted who aren’t even related to make up at all. Sometimes I wonder, why do they incorporate sex with makeup. Simple answer. Sex sells!

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The banners, posters, packaging …they are all displaying women as sex objects.

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The Balm is so rich with such creepy names, Sexy Mama, Hot Mama and so on. Talk about the pictures in the packaging, you seriously got to keep them away somewhere.

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There is this mascara that was so much raved about by everyone in the world of beauty and so I rushed to Sephora to grab one  for myself. I was attended my a male assistant and I hated that moment when I couldn’t just tell him I want the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara in reply to his question, “How may I help you?” Steaming mad

These are just few creepy names that I mentioned ,there are plenty out there in the market. The latest that shocked me was Soap & Glory’s “Sexy Mother Pucker” Lipstick Disappointed smile Can’t say anything about this.

I guess they should just stick to cute and decent names. It’s not about kids seeing those weird banners,posters and packaging or reading names they shouldn’t be reading at this age. It’s about decency, I wouldn’t be able to give my mom or my mom-in-law the “Sexy Mama” blush when they need one to borrow. The name ,the picture is definitely inappropriate.  You know what I mean? I can’t let any elder of the family see my “Better than Sex” Mascara , I wouldn’t want anyone to know I own any make up that has such names. Might not be a big deal to many but it is a big deal at this side of the world.

I am by no means trying to target any brand, but I believe I have the right to express myself as these very products are being sold to me, I use them, I am the consumer and I think I have the right.

With that being said, I’d like to wind up this post by saying that no doubt most of the above mentioned products are of very good quality and are worth buying only if they try to have different names in future. Flirt male

My Favorite e.l.f Products-short review

Seeing all the beauty bloggers posting about their monthly favorites makes me wonder, how on earth can they afford that much, because mostly are the latest release of the companies. So this is how I understood, they buy the latest products of so and so company, and pick their favorites from there. Phew! That’s going to be too much for me. At least for now, I can’t go and splurge on most raved products and pick my faves from those and then post. I’ll be doing this like every month! I wish! I wish I can just go and buy every month and have the heart to throw away what I don’t like and pick my favorites. Before buying, I make a list of what I need and order just those. (Yeah, I’m a good girl-let’s see till when LOL)

I created my version of “favorites’ post series” I’ll pick my favorite products from cosmetics brands I own ,be it 2 years old or 2 months. Not that I own millions of products from each brand, but I believe I can tell what are my faves among the stuff I used.  Today is all about my e.l.f favorites.

To be honest, with the price e.l.f offers, I can’t help but buy and try many of their products ,hence I have plenty of favorites too. But I don’t want to bore you guys with very long post so from those favorites, I picked my most favored ones that I’ve been reaching on every now and then.

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el.f makeup remover cleansing cloth

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Putting on make up is always a pleasure but removing it is always a pain for my soul. LOL I just don’t understand why soap or face wash isn’t good enough to remove make up. I guess one reason to make us buy all those make up remover. So, coconut oil has been my favorite whenever I have a lot of make up to remove as it is safe, specially when  you clean around your eyes, I just find it better than those with chemicals in it. Besides that holy oil, I am in love with e.l.f cleansing cloths. They make my life easier. Those days when I don’t feel like grabbing cotton pads , and going through with the rest of the process of removing the paint on my face, these cloths are my best friends then. So easy to use, cleans very well and smells really good. You’re wondering if I wash my face after that? Yes, I do. After all I still have chemical on my face which can harm my skin maybe. But you don’t necessarily have to. Totally your call.

e.l.f High Definition Powder
e.l.f High Definition Powder

e.l.f High Definition Powder- My 2nd love from this brand is the High Definition face powder. I can’t live with loose powder. With my oily skin, I always keep one handy. They work perfectly, serves its purpose and I have no complains at all. Very much worth the money. FYI it is a dupe of Make up Forever HD Powder. So close your eyes and imagine you are using the MUF HD Powder. LOL

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e.l.f Matte Lip Color- If I’m not mistaken, this is the only range of matte lipsticks e.l.f has. I might be wrong but I think it is. It comes in 6 shades and I bought all them at once. 3 shades suits me and the rest were too light for my complexion ,so passed them on to my sisters. They aren’t like any other matte lipsticks as they are a bit moisturized, it is not dry at all and definitely doesn’t dry your lips and easy to use. Pigmentation is awesome.  What I don’t like is the strong smell it has, can’t ignore it at all. I just wish they had more shades to choose from and that they work on the staying power too.

e.l.f make up mist & set
e.l.f make up mist & set

e.l.f make up mist & set- As you see it is still sealed and packed. I was just feeling lazy unpacking it. I ran out of my first bottle and this is actually my 2nd one. e.l.f really did a good job with this. I just have no reason why I should go for high-end brands and say bye-bye to this. Maybe I need to try one high-end make up mist first before I say this, but I have used this so I’m talking about this. Guys, if you want to try e.l.f , this one should be in your list.

DSC_5208e.l.f studio blush–  Here I’d say I’m not impressed with the pigmentation of these blushes. They are supposed to be dupes of Nars blushes but only by appearance,not performance. You might be wondering why this is in my favorite list. I love these blushes as highlighter. They are beautiful. These blushes are very good for highlighting purpose,well at least for my skin tone. I love Mellow Mauve and Giddy Gold in this range. I have a friend who uses Pink Passion as highlighter, though physically the blush seems to be dark pink. So now you got idea, how “not-so-good” pigmentation it has.

PicMonkey Collagee.l.f angled eyeliner brush- e.l.f studio range brush are of very decent quality I must say. So I got this one as making that perfect cat wing was almost impossible for me and this one saved my life.Nothing much to say on this, just that, go grab yours!

Let me know what are your favorites. Are you a fan of any of these ?

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