3/31/2016

Review - Azra Lawn 2016 By Bashir Ahmad Textiles






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Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

As the mercury is rising day by day, every woman is indulging in shopping of latest lawn designs. We also jumped on the band wagon as soon as we started searching chic designs for summer wardrobe.

Our search for a decent lawn ended when we came across a trusted clothing brand Bashir Ahmad Textiles. For us, it was an unfamiliar name because we never used anything clothing from it. 

Honestly speaking its designs, prints and color combinations instantly attracted us. So, today's review is all about BAT brand and we are really thankful to this lovely brand for those beautiful prints.

First of all, let's see what the brand has to offer to its customers.

The Brand Claims:

Having an experience of 55 years in textile industry, the brand Bashir Ahmad aims to have a vibrant and energetic bond with their esteemed clients by offering them the sagacious trends, competitive niche and product perfection quality.

Sensational Designs:

Going through the whole album of 60 sensational designs and stylish looks of Azra Lawn Collection by Bashir Ahmad, it would be really difficult for any woman to select few printed suits, as all designs are unique and in good color combinations.


Design Az11b by Bashir Ahmad Textiles

The Black and White 

This suit is from Azra Lawn Volume 1 - 2016 collection. It is a printed three piece suit in classy black and white color combo. The over all unstitched fabric is 8 Meter which includes 3 Meter shirt, 2.5 Meter Trouser and 2.5 Meter Dupatta. 


It has a plain trouser paired with a printed shirt and dupatta. The sleeves are in black color with white border, where as the dupatta has a whitish background with a similar border.  

Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

We briefed our tailor to stitch it as per the brand's style. However to enhance the overall look, we added a red lace to the both ends of dupatta. It really complimented the red neckline design.


The Bright Red

This unstitched red suit is also from Azra Lawn volume 1 - 2016 and includes 3 Meter shirt, 2.5 Meter Trouser and 2.5 Meter Dupatta. The color combination of red with light yellowish tone is very refreshing.

Design Az01c by Bashir Ahmad Textiles

 The overall look further enhanced by its greenish printed border. The neckline is already designed in complimentary printed colors which has an embroidered look. So, it doesn't need to be further decorated with any lace.



Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

The Decent Grey

Just like others, it is also a three piece suit of 7.5 Meters fabric which includes 2.5 Meter shirt, 2.5 Meter trouser, 2.5 Meter Dupatta.

It has a dark grey trouser with a printed shirt piece and dupatta. The shirt piece has no printed neckline or border. You can design it as per your own style and comfort. 


Design Az05a by Bashir Ahmad Textiles


Grey Dupatta. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Verdict:

At the end of the day, we loved the fabric quality we got for this price range. Moreover, the fast color is another plus point. There were no bad results after shrinking the fabric.

In our case, there was no difference in original fabric color and online photographs. Each suit was nicely packed in a transparent plastic bag with a design photo for styling and stitching purpose.

We ordered our lawn suits online via brand's official website and received them in 3 - 4 days; means very efficient service by the brand.


So, from now onwards, we have included this Faisalabad based brand "Bashir Ahmad Textiles" in our list of favorite trusted brands for its super fabric quality and reasonable price.

Price Range:

A single unstitched suit is priced at Rs 1250 and Rs 1175. All lawn suits are comprised of a shirt, trouser and dupatta.


Rating

We would love to rate it straight 4.5 out of 5 stars. 


Availability

You can shop online through their official website: bashirahmadtextiles.com

Or simply visit their Facebook page: bashirahmadtextiles

Apart from online, it is easily available nationwide. 





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3/25/2016

Easter Wishes!






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To all our friends who are celebrating Easter.

We would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter. 

May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate the true meaning of Easter, from the reflection of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday and the promise of eternal life.

We hope you have a blessed and joyful day.





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3/22/2016

Review - Make Up Academy MUA LOLLY Blush






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Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Hello everyone, how are things at your end? 

We (both sisters) are really obsessed with MUA cosmetics these days and frankly speaking, in next few weeks we will definitely share more product reviews of this brand with you all. 

Few days ago, we shared a review of MUA Candy floss blush with you beauties. Today, we will again writing a new review about Make Up Academy blush.

This time, we have selected the MUA blusher LOLLY.  So, without wasting any further time, let's see how this shade differs from other blushers.


Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

The Brand Claims:

Make Up Academy (MUA) Blusher is easy to use. Just apply across the apples of the cheek and up to the brow bone to create a soft beautiful contour.


Ingredients:

It contains more or less six different ingredients such as Mica, Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol. 


Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Packaging:

The Lolly blush also comes in a small sleek compact with a flip top transparent lid that protects the inner rectangular pan completely. Its 2.4g pressed powder is smartly packed in a single small pack. 


The tidy packaging is pretty easy to carry it in your small clutch or handbag. This is surely a positive thing about it. 

My Verdict:

The MUA Lolly blush is in soft orangish peach shade. It has a slight touch of shimmer in it which is not very visible. So, if you don't like to wear a shiny shimmery thing on your cheeks, you don't have to worry about it, because this blusher is pretty wearable for its light subtle tone and the shimmer is almost negligible in its appearance.


Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

The best thing about Lolly is its property of staying natural without giving too much artificial pigmented look to your cheeks. It easily matches and blends with any kind of foundation to give you a very fresh look during both day and night.

Due to its super smooth texture, lolly gives you a fine satin appearance with a little bit dash of shimmer without showing the fine lines. The blush is for everyone who wants to wear a peachy shade as it nearly suits all skin tones.


Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

It stays on for straight 3 to 4 hours. The staying power is not very favorable but again the amount you have paid for it is enough to give you a nice textured blush that will make you happy at the end of the day.


My Rating:

We would love to buy it again for its best results and affordable price. So the rating of MUA blush will be 4/5 stars. 

Availability:

MUA blusher is easily available in Pakistan.


We bought MUA products from Just4Girls. 

For the official website visit Make Up Academy .




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3/19/2016

Women's Sword - LIPSTICK!






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Men always conquered the world with armies, comprising of thousands and thousands of soldiers along with various weaponry. 

On the contrary, women have another way to make opponents lost their grounds and crowns without even firing a single shot. 

Do you have any clue about such thing? 

Well, all you (woman) need is just a single weapon to defeat enemy and conquer the whole world. That most dangerous sword is none other than..... 

Let's put it in these words;

"Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.."



Now a days this sword of women comes in different shades, shapes and varieties to make it more lethal - for instance from nudes to sparkling colors and from matt to gloss. 

What will be your pick from lot of lipstick varieties to conquer the world? :D




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3/17/2016

Review - Make Up Academy MUA Blusher






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MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Hello everyone, hope all of you are in good health :)

Today there will be something about makeup. We both sisters were looking for a pinkish shade blusher. We checked from highly priced to low priced blusher; some were reasonably priced but the pigment was not satisfactory for us. During the blush-search we came across a very economical and attractive shade, it was by none other than Make Up Academy (MUA).

So, today we are going to share our experience of Make Up Academy MUA Blusher Candyfloss with all of you. 

Let's check out what are our thoughts about it.

The Brand Claims:

Available in different pigmented shades, Make Up Academy MUA Blusher is easy to use. Just apply across the apples of the cheek and up to the brow bone to create a soft beautiful contour.


MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Ingredients:

It contains more or less six different ingredients such as Mica, Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol. 


MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Packaging:

The Candyfloss blusher comes in a small sleek compact. The flip top transparent lid secures the rectangular pan compactly. It contains nearly 2.4g pressed powder in a single pack. Due to fine slim small packaging, it is very easy to carry MUA blusher in your regular handbag or a small vanity bag.

MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

My Verdict:


The MUA Candyfloss blush is a rose-pink shade with splashes of shimmer. Although the word shimmer alerts many women who are fan of matt finish, but the shimmer in this blusher does not make cheeks go all shiny. Like its name, it only adds tints of pinkish color with some dashes of light shimmer. 


When applied over a matt finished foundation, it gives a soft and lustrous look. It blends pretty smoothly due to its velvety and non-streaky texture.  It means MUA blusher is a perfect choice during high humidity summer time.


MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

The blusher’s staying power is nearly 3 to 5 hours. Considering the staying power and the fine finish, Candyfloss is a wonderful choice for not only day time but also for evening parties. 

The rosy pinkish Candyfloss compliments all skin tones. The intensity of pigment totally depends on your soft and hard sweeps.  


MUA Blusher. Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

My Rating:

We would love to buy it again for its best results and affordable price. So the rating of MUA blush will be 4/5 stars. 

Availability:

MUA blusher is easily available in Pakistan.

We bought MUA products from Just4Girls. 

For the official website visit Make Up Academy .





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3/11/2016

Lawn Craze - Bonanza Satrangi Summer Collection 2016






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Satrangi's Spring/Summer Lawn Collection

The colorful lawn craze has really picked up pace in this month of March. There are numerous brands in the market offering summer lawn collections, but, for people like us, the reasonable price along with quality remains a priority.

One of our favourite brand for summer lawn is none other than Bonanza Satrangi. The reason is simple, Satrangi brand has never disappointed us – its clients. It is one of the esteemed and dominant clothing brand that has always produced designs and fabric according to the demands and prerequisites of its diverse clienteles.

So, in this article we are going to share our favourite brand Bonanza Satrangi's summer collection for year 2016 with all of you.

Product code: SC163P-12A-Light Yellow 3 piece - PKR 3,480.00

The Brand Claims:

Founded in 1976, Bonanza Garments has earned the trust and loyalty of its customers with clothing products such as prêt-à-porter for men and women, accessories and lawn collection – all available under one roof – the House Of Bonanza.

In 2011, Bonanza launched its Prêt collection which was applauded by fashion gurus. The brand has never compromised on quality and price and due to this it has earned a reputation of producing reasonably priced garments with high quality.  


Product code: SC163P-07A-Pink - PKR 2,880.00

Our Verdict:

Keeping in mind the latest trends, Bonanza Satrangi is now offering chic prêt-à-porter outfits, traditional duos, three piece outfits with copious embroidery, as well as magnificent single prints. These are available in a mélange of silks, soft chiffons, and matchless lawns. 

The colorful collection is presenting hues of red, pink and blue. These formidable color combinations are exhibiting the glamourous and opulence side of modern woman.

Let's check out some of the lovely prints in irresistible colors  from the collection:

Product code: SC163P-23B-Green Silk Dupatta - PKR 5,480.00

Vibrant Silks, and Velvety Chiffons:

This year, Bonanza has brought the range of charismatic and irresistible silk and chiffon dupattas in cordial prints, amalgamated with suits that have needle work, cheerful prints and embroidery borders. 

Here are some of our favorites from the silk and chiffon dupattas collection:

Product code: SC163P-19B-Golden with Chiffon - PKR 3,080.00

Product code: SC163P-21B-Blue - PKR 2,680.00
Product code: SC163P-16B-Blue - PKR 4,480.00

Satrangi Two Piece Lawn:

The collection of two piece summer lawn has some wonderful color mixing and alluring tinges in eye-catching prints and traditional designs. 

Let’s see some of the dazzling two piece suits:

Product code: SC162P-14A-Light Pink - PKR 2,080.00

Product code: SC162P-11A-Black - PKR 1,780.00

Product code: SC162P-18B-Golden - PKR 2,080.00

Starangi’s Single Piece Lawn Shirts:

The Satrangi single piece lawn shirts are true example of comfort, luxury, glamour and vibrancy. These shirts can be teamed up with any style of pants, tights, Palazzo, shalwars or even with long skirts. 

The colorful shirts are reasonably priced and best for the summer brunches, breakfasts and midday shopping. It is fulfilling the demands of fresh styles and trends of latest outfits. 

Product code: SC16SP-006-Pink - PKR 1,480.00

Product code: SC16SP-009-Sea Green - PKR 980.00

Satrangi Tunics:

With crafted stitching, awe-inspiring colors and attractive embroideries, the Satrangi Tunic Collection is satisfying the requirements of latest trends and fashions of 2016 summer clothing.

Satrangi Tunic Collection
Our Rating:

For its high quality, trendy stitching, colour durability and reasonable price, we have no doubts in giving Bonanza Satrangi Lawn Collection a straight 4.5/5 rating.

Availability:

The Satrangi collection is available nationwide, and you can shop online from the e-store bonanzaestore.com . 


You can also check out their facebook page for latest updates. 







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3/08/2016

International Women's Day 2016






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Photo: Web

The eighth day of March has been acknowledged as International Women’s Day globally. This day echoes women’s development in all walks of life all the way through history.

Throughout the World, women are playing their part for the progress of social, economic, cultural and political attainments. We, as women of modern age, have ample reasons to celebrate this Women’s Day. However, the improvement regarding gender equality has decelerated in many areas in recent times.

In 2014, The World Economic Forum anticipated it would take until 2095 to attain worldwide gender equality. In 2015, it was estimated that an obstruction in the contemptuous stride of improvement meant the gender gap wouldn't be achieved completely until 2133. Its pretty alarming for all of us. 

Now the question is how we can celebrate International Women's Day this year?

The answer is very simple. Let’s stand for gender equality by "Pledging For Parity!"

Every person including all men and women can vow to take a solid step to support gender equality/parity speedily. Just do a simple thing - support women and young girls to accomplish their goals, raise your voice for women’s respect and value in every walk of life, cultivate more wide-ranging and accommodating values, eradicate gender based workplace unfairness and low pays.

Last but not least, lets talk about domestic violence and women trafficking. Stand together against every discrimination.

With such mind-set we can easily speed up the gender parity.

 Happy International ‪‎Women's Day‬ To All OF YOU!





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3/06/2016

Review - ELMORE Soft Skin Revival Lotion






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Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Hello everyone, we have already shared a review with all of you about the ELMORE Soft Skin Hydrate Lotion

Today we are going to share our thoughts with you guys about ELMORE Soft Skin Revival Extra Moisturizing Body Lotion. Let's find out how this lotion worked for us.

The Brand Claims:

ELMORE Soft Skin Revival lotion is a vital part of daily skin care remedies. Its Shea Butter ingredient, helps deliver long lasting relief from dry, itchy skin. This unique formula, with Shea Butter, nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin for immediate relief from scaly dry skin, and works to restore your skin's suppleness. 


Ingredients:

It contains Aqua (water), Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerine, Cera Microcristallina, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfum (fragrance) etc. 



Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!
My Verdict:

The name ELMORE Soft Skin Revival Extra Moisturizing Body Lotion is fairly self-explanatory. It is a perfect solution for dry hands and feet. It also worked amazingly on neck area by moisturizing deeply and leaving skin soft and smooth. Not only this that it provided nourishment to dry skin, but Elmore lotion also did a wonderful job in aiding relaxation by soothing the itchy skin patches. 

Due to its hydrating properties, ELMORE Soft Skin Revival lotion leaves skin hydrated, tender, subtle and radiant for long hours. The non-greasy formula is the best thing about it, as it absorbs well in to the skin without leaving any traces of grease to irritate you. There will be no stickiness or extra shine after its application.  

This lotion's packaging is pretty simple, in fact pretty easy to pack it in small vanity bag. 

Application:

For best results, apply it two to three times a day or after every shower all over the body.

Warning:

It is for external use only. Avoid any eye contact. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Store in cool and dry place. 

My Rating:

I would rate it 4.5/5

Availability:

ELMORE Soft Skin Revival lotion can be purchased from local shops as well as from online stores, in a very affordable price.
 




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3/04/2016

Review - Makeup Academy MUA Lipstick Coral Flush






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MUA Lipstick Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

Hello everyone, we both sisters love coral shade particularly for our jewelry collections. Our coral fascination also reflects in our cosmetics selection. So today, we will share with you a review about coral shade lipstick.

Let's see what we have found in Makeup Academy MUA Lipstick Coral Flush.


MUA Lipstick Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!
The Brand Claims:

The Makeup Academy lipstick is packed with pigmentation for striking application. It comes in black case with fill-weight 3.8g. 

Its ingredients include Ricinus Communis Oil, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Synthetic Wax, Glyco Montanate, Caprylic Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Alba etc. 


MUA Lipstick Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!
My Verdict:

This MUA lipstick is in bright orangish red shade with satin glossy finish - quite girly and gorgeous. I found it a perfect shade for summers. It is pretty easy to apply, in fact trouble free glide over the lips tendency for a desired look. 

It will surprise you with its dual results. Don't be confused, its very simple - if you apply it lightly on your lips, it will give you a light pinkish peachy color. If you wear it with strong application, it will give an orangish red shade. In both ways it is perfectly suitable for day and night use as well as it harmonizes with all skin tones. 

MUA Lipstick Photo: Oh, Lady Mania!

The MUA Coral Flush feels buttery and creamy in texture with a slight vanilla odor. It is easily wearable for 3-5 hours that means the staying power is neither very good nor very bad.

Due to its slight hydrating properties, you can use it directly without the application of any lip gloss and lip balm. It is highly pigmented and gives you fine results in single swipe.

My Rating:

I would love to buy it again for its best results and affordable price. So I will rate it straight 4.5/5.

Availability: 

MUA lipstick is easily available in Pakistan. 
We bought MUA products from Just4Girls.






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