Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ba Star Midnight Smokey Palette-Review,Photos and Swatches

*Products were provide for review by Ba Star Pro Makeup through Brandbacker*

Hey Lovelies! Hope everyone is doing well. Today I will be reviewing BA Star Midnight Smokey Palette. I love smokey palettes and they are great colors to use for night time looks  whether you are attending a party, date night or a special event. Ba Star Makeup are geared toward performers, dancers and cheerleaders.You do not not have to be any of these to enjoy their makeup line. Hope you enjoy the review sweeties :)

BA Star Makeup Palette in Midnight Smokey retails at $8.95 and has five eyeshadows in their palette. It is long lasting high quality makeup. 

I was also given a BA Star Eye Shadow and Glitter Base along with the palette. This base helps gives the eyeshadows and glitter staying power, sweat resistant, adds metallic quality, and depth to eyeshadows.

Great Pigmentation
Long Lasting


Packaging is nice,sleek and sturdy.

Eye Shadow and glitter base.

The  eyeshadow colors are shimmery with the exception of the black eyeshadow color. The black eyeshadow color has tiny specks of glitter in, but the base color is matte.


These were swatched without a base. The pigmentation is really good even without an eyeshadow base.

These were swatched using the BA Star Eyeshadow and Glitter base. The eyeshadow base made the colors more pigmented and vibrant.

My Thoughts:

Over All, I am quite impressed with the quality of the BA Star Makeup Midnight Smokey Palette. The pigmentation is great and it blends nicely. The BA Star Eyeshadow and Glitter Base helps it last for a very long time. I wore the eyeshadows on top of the base for eight hours and there was no sign of fading or creasing. This palette is ideal for those who are performers,cheerleaders, and dancers, However, anyone can use it . If you want long lasting eyeshadow then the BA Star Makeup Palette in Midnight Smokey will also be perfect for anyone going out to a party, date or special event at night. 

You can purchase the Ba Star  Midnight Smokey Palette and Eyeshadow and Glitter Base along with their other palettes on their website at

Hope you enjoyed this review my lovelies.Have a great day/night!

Maryam :) ox

*All Photos were take and edited by me*
*you may not use them*

Friday, April 25, 2014

MOTD Ft. Makeup Geek's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

   Hey Lovelies! When the Spring weather starts to get warmer, I tend to want to play in more makeup. I know it looks like a lot of makeup going on my face, but I have a light hand so as long as I know how to put on makeup, then I won't look like a clown. hahaha. Hope everyone is enjoying the Spring season. Stay safe everyone and have a wonderful day! :))

Products Used:

Makeup Geek's Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette.
Maybelline Instand Age Rewind Concealer
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Nyx Hd Studio Primer
Nyx Hd Studio Foundation in Medium
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara
The Balm's Cabana Boy Blush
Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Perversion
Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Liner in Naked
Rockin and Republic Lipgloss in Nude
Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Prim Rose
*Not in Picture* I used Nyx Loose Translucent Powder to set the foundation.

  There you have it lovelies. I just love putting on makeup. It is so fun being a girl. :) I will try to have the review up for the Makeup Geek's Ultimate Palette by sometime next week. 

  Thanks again for stopping by lovelies! Have a safe and fun filled weekend.

Maryam :) ox

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Radical Skin Care Review

*Disclaimer: These products were provided for review by Radical Skin Care. All my opinions are honest and are my own.*

     Hey lovelies today! Today I will reviewing new skin care products that I have been trying out called Radical Skin Care. If you are looking for skin care products that exfoliate, hydrate and regenerate your skin then Radical Skin Care may be your solution to keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.

About Radical Skin Care

     Radical Skin Care products uses antioxidants from fruits such as resveratrol, coffee berry, acai, grape seed, red wine extract, pomegranate, and cranberry to get rid of free radicals that cause damage to the skin. In addition, using many antioxidants also prevent aging. They believe using many antioxidants instead of two prove to be more affective in fighting the many free radicals that we have.

   Radical Skin Care uses their own Trylacel Technology that keeps the potency of the antioxidants in cream giving you the best benefits for your skin and bringing quicker results.

                                                      Radical Skin Care are also
Sulfate free
Paraben Free 
Phthalates Free

Radical Skin Care Instant Revitalizing Mask 

The packaging is simple. I love how it states the purpose and description of the product on the front which makes it easy to know what you are buying.

I love face masks and this is the most unique one that I have come across. I have been using this as directed which is twice a week on clean skin. 

Radical Skin Care  Instant Revitalizing Mask retails for $65.00 (1.oz). According to Radical Skin Care, The Instant Revitalizing Face Mask provides oxygen, hydration, vitamins and energy to your skin to help keep it in the best shape.


Instant glow to skin
Smooth Skin
Evens Skin tone
For all skin types
Paraben free
Sulfate Free
Nourishes Skin

Little irritation

I like that the product comes in a pump giving you control on how much product comes out.As you can see it starts as a cream liquid and once applied it goes on sheer then starts fizzing up until it looks like a foam on your face. You leave the product on your face for 3-5 minutes and until most of the product is dissolved then you rinse. I love the texture and the sensation I felt when I used the mask. 


   I applied this Mask after I showered and made sure my face was completely dry.When I first tried the Radical Skin Care Instant Revitalizing Mask the first thing I noticed was the nice and subtle citrus smell. Once I applied the mask on my skin, I felt a bubbly sensation and it felt calming. I love it and never experienced this with any facial mask that I tried. I left the product on for about 3-5 minutes and until the product dissolved on my face. Afterwards, my skin felt refreshed, smooth and I noticed that my skin looked brighter.

     After using the product for about three weeks, I noticed the full benefits. This product not only revitalized my face,it also cleared some of the breakouts that my skin was experiencing. It addition, my skin tone looked more even. In addition,my skin has a radiance that it did not have before. The more I used the Radical Skin Care Instant Revitalizing Mask, the more cleaner, smoother ,and youthful my skin looked. If you want that beautiful radiance to your skin  and you want  your skin to feel nourished , refreshed, clean and clear then the Radical Skin Care Instant Revitalizing Mask will help you achieve these instant results. 

Tip: The product does say for all skin types, but if your skin is sensitive like mine, then I recommend leaving the product on for three mins instead of five. I experienced a little irritation when I left it on for five minutes. However, when I left the product on for three minutes, I experienced no irritation what so ever. 

You can find this product at Sephora and on their website.

Radical Skin Care Age Defying Exfoliating Pads

When I was sent this product I was really excited to try this out. Since I am 30 years old, I was looking for something for my maturing skin. It has changed so much .I remember when I was in my early 20's and how my skin was oily and youthful looking. Now, my skin is completely the opposite. It is so dry, dull and feels tight but not in a good way . I wanted to try a product that would correct the issues that I was having. This product couldn't have come at a better time.

The Radical Skin Care Anti Aging Exfoliating Pads Retails at $75.00  and comes with 60 Exfoliating Pads.According to Radical Skin Care , their age defying exfoliating pads have a AHA-BHA multi fruit formula to remove dead skin cells. These pads also have anti aging properties that help tighten, firm your skin, reduces pore sizes and fine lines, while preserving your skins hydration and nourishment. Radical Skin claims that the exfoliating pads reduces crows feet by 50%. The Radical Skin Care Exfoliating Pads are for night time use.

Minimizes pores
Minimizes fine lines
Tightens and firm skin



The Packaging is simple and professional looking.

The Radical Skincare Anti Aging Pads comes with 60 Exfoliating Pads. They are thin, but are very effective in exfoliating your skin. The pads are also soaked with product which I love. 


 Every night  before bed I cleanse my face and apply the Radical Skin Care Age Defying Exfoliating Pad all over my face and neck. When I first applied the exfoliating pad on my face, I noticed that the pads had a lot of product which I love. You even have enough to apply on the neck area like the directions say to do.My whole face felt saturated with the product and felt cooling to my skin. The pads are very exfoliating, but at the same time gentle on the skin . After I let the product dry on my face, my skin felt amazingly smooth and moisturized because the product drys and locks in the moisture which nourishes your skin at the same time. My face had a shine afterward like if you have a peel on mask except you do not rinse it off. 

  The following morning I noticed my face looking so clear,moisturized and smooth.  I was amazed how good my skin felt and looked. I instantly fell in love. About two weeks after use, I saw major improvements on my skin. The elasticity in my skin returned,my pores were much smaller and my skin looked more youthful than ever before. The skin that I missed having in my early 20s is back again at 30 years of age. I am extremely pleased with The Radical Skin Care Age Defying Exfoliating Pads.  In addition to its many benefits, it also evened out my skin tone. 

If you have dry, mature skin and want to bring back youth,moisture and nourish your skin back into shape, then I highly recommend the Radical Skin Care Age Defying  Exfoliating Pads. You will not be disappointed. It is such a great product to add to your skin care regimen.

Using the both Radical Skin Care Instant Revitalizing Mask and the Radical Skin Care Age Defying Mask together helped my skin return to a healthy state. I highly recommend these products and they continue to be part of my skin care regimen.

You can find the Radical Skin Care Age Defying Exfoliating Pads as well as their other skin care range in  Sephora in the US and Canada and on their website.

Hope you enjoyed this review lovelies. See you all in my next blog post. 

Maryam ox :)

*Photos were taken and edited by me*


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Naked Review

Hey Lovelies! One thing that I do not own  many of are lip pencils. I decided to buy the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in the shade Naked. It was on sale , so I purchased it. I wanted yet another nude lip product.You can never have too many :). I tend to lean towards nude colors because it's a great color to wear everyday. Nude lip colors also look great with any eyeshadow look, especially eye looks that are bold and colorful. Let's jump into the review.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil retails at $19.00 (1.2 g). The lip pencil contains,Jojoba oil,Vitamin E and Cotton Seed Oil to nourish your lips and help the pencil apply on smoothly. This lip pencil is also waterproof.

Long wearing
Very Smooth application



Cute Packaging for a lip pencil.

Packaging is the same as their eyeliners.

OverAll, I am loving the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Naked. This is the perfect nude lip pencil to own. The lip pencil glides on so smoothly and the pigmentation is great. It is  expensive for a reason  because of quality of their lip pencils are great. I purchased the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil for $5.00. I believe they are still that price on the sale section on their website.As for longevity, it lasts for about ten hours and prevents the lip stick from feathering and bleeding out. In addition, when worn under a nude lipstick it helps the lipstick last a lot longer. If you are looking for that perfect nude lip pencil, then the  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Naked is must have in your makeup collection.

You can purchase this shade along  with other shades that are on sale here.

Do you own any Urban Decay 24/7 Glide -On Pencils? What colors do you own? 

Hope enjoyed my review lovelies and see you in my next blog post.

Maryam ox

*All Products were purchased by me and are my own opinions*

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color In Molto Mauve Review

     Hey lovelies how are you all today? I hope you are all doing well. I am so excited that it is finally Spring because it is one of my favorite seasons aside from Fall! Spring is the best season to wear neutral,rosy and soft toned pinks lip colors. Today I will be reviewing the Loreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Molto Mauve. It has been my go to color lately and is a great everyday color to wear. It is also a nice shade to wear for Spring . I heard a lot of rave reviews on the L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Colors and I thought I would try it out.

L'oreal Color Riche Extraordinary Lip Colors retail at $7-99 $9.99 depending on were you buy it. It contains micro oils that gives the lip moisture like a balm, shine like a gloss and pigmentation of a lipstick.

Flat doe foot applicator for easy application
Buttery Texture



Over All, I really like the L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Molto Mauve. This product is butter in a bottle. The texture is super buttery and really moisturizes the lips even after wearing it . As far as the scent goes, it smells like chemicals mixed with a light perfumed scent and I do not like the taste it leaves in my mouth. On the plus side, the pigmentation is decent and is true to the color shown outside the packaging. Molto Mauve is a great everyday color to wear and will look good on any skin tone. I really love this shade. The flat doe foot applicator is great because its shape makes it easy to apply to the product onto your lips. If you are looking for a lip product with a buttery texture, lip gloss shine, pigmentation like a lipstick and  an every day wearable color, then I recommend L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Colour Riche Lip Color in Molto Mauve. I already have my eye on more shades that I would like to purchase.

Do you own any of the L'oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Colors? If so, which colors do you own?

Hope you enjoyed this review and I will see you lovelies in my next blog post.

Maryam ox :)

*Product purchased by me*
*Photos were taken by me and you do not have permission to use them unless you ask*