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Friday, June 19, 2015

Cold Weather is Bad for Your DLSR


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Some of the things we have heard that were blamed on shooting in cold weather is camera malfunctions..lenses fogging up..batteries going dead..white balance problems..flashes not working..to name just a few. If cold weather was so damaging you would think that cameras would come with warnings not to use them in cold conditions and yet stories and rumors about problems with cold weather continue to propagate.

What’s Really Going On
There are actually two issues to deal with in regards to shooting in cold weather, battery life and condensation. Batteries will not last nearly as long in the cold as they do in warmer conditions. When people have complained about equipment failures due to cold weather, almost always this is due to batteries going dead far faster than expected. This can manifest itself as camera problems..flashes not working..and numerous other electrical problems. if you are used to shooting and warm weather and find yourself shooting in a very cold conditions..be sure to plan ahead and have at least twice as many batteries on hand as you would normally take. Keep unused batteries in the car or jacket pocket to help keep them warm.

A more serious problem is condensation. Condensation can occur inside your camera body and inside your lenses if lenses have got too cold and you take them into a warm location. This can obviously cause severe problems for your lenses if they get fogged up inside and condensation inside the body will create moisture that can result in very costly repairs. The primary cause for condensation is when taking equipment from the cold condition into a warm condition too quickly. If you have been in very cold conditions, take your time bringing your equipment back to room temperature.

FOOD for THOUGHT

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Stay all Day



Today i am going to talk about another favorite lipstick brand from my stash...Its "Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color". Seeing the commercial over television i was very eager to try this ALL DAY STAY kinda lipstick. And when i first saw it on the shop..couldnt stop myself to try atleast ONE. I have 5 of them now and i wouldnt have bought 5 if i was not HAPPY with the first one.
 
The texture of these lipsticks are very soft..light weight..like I almost forget I have any product on. they have a nice texture that doesn't makes your lips go crazy dry or glossy or creamy . The staying power it also great. This astonishingly light formula Lipstick have so many pretty shades. Absolutely ideal for office goers (Every Girl who wants to put on Lipstick ;) ).


I love the beautiful metallic rose gold packaging which have the name engrossed in a digital way on it..It looks chic and classy. It comes in a cardboard cover which looks good too. It’s very sturdy and the cap fits tight so no coming off in the purse or hand bags. The name of the shade is written in the bottom.




Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Coffee Command"

This one is the very first n most used from this collection of mine. This is a soft brown shade with just a bit of peach undertone. Even though its a brown lip color but surely would not make your face look dull and mature in any ways.
 
This one is like a muted shade, but does not lack pigmentation at all..Just in one swipe i get pretty good opaque coverage for my lips (which is a little pigmented).

Layering these 9 to 5 lipsticks causes a little dryness and settling of the pigment into the fine lines of your lips. It stays for 6 hours without any problems (it may fade a bit..just a bit). It does easily survive light meals.


Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Candy Commission"

Candy Commission is mainly a beautiful peach pink shade with peach undertones in it. The shade looks brighter in day light. The texture of this shade is rich..creamy..easily glides on the lips and looks very pretty and subtle. This one is infused with very fine shimmers which tends to give a beautiful sheen on the lips. The pigmentation is great and single swipe gives the desired shade on the lips.


The staying power of this lip shade is between 2-3 hours and it survives light meals easily. However, after few drinks the shade fades eventually and leaves the tiny shimmers behind.

Overall, this is surely one of the beautiful lip shades from the range and it will look great with smoky eyes or a dark hued eye makeup look.



Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Flaming Function" is from the crease-less range. Its a berry red one..a gorgeous red with hint of pink. It instantly brightens up my face even when there is no trace of make up on my face. It has a soft and creamy texture that is very different from the slightly dry texture of the normal 9 to 5 lipsticks. This lipstick has a superb pigmentation. One swipe gives you a full opaque coverage. There is no need to swipe again. Like other Lakme 9 to 5 it stays easily for hours..it survives snacks and light meals. After heavy meals the color starts to fade from inner portion of lips..but does not bleed nor settles into fine lines. Though this is crease less, it settles into a soft matte finish after some time without over drying the lips. This leaves a nice stain behind which is easily removable with cleanser. 


Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind"
Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind"

It is a bright happy pink that brightens up your face.  Magenta is actually a purplish-red color but Lakme 9 to 5 in "Magenta Mind" is an orangey pink. It has an amazing matte feel..actually i must say creamy matte feel. There is no glitter or shiny element in it. It didn’t dry out lips at all like the usual matte lipsticks do. Stays easily for a decent 5-6 hours.  

 
Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday" :

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday"

Lakme 9 to 5 in "Wildberry Wednesday"

Wildberry Wednesday is a Barbie pink color with silver shimmers. This one is a great choice for parties. The pigmentation is fabulous..texture is creamy matte with shimmers though the shimmers aren’t chunky but visible in bright light..a single swipe is perfect for the opaque color. Over swipe can make it look streaky due to rich in pigmentation and layering.

It stays perfectly for 2-3 hours but after that becomes streaky and settles in fine lines which results in uneven fading of the color. So when you will have a meal in between..i will recommend you to wipe off the lipstick and re-applying fresh.
 
A Little Tip :


Do not re-apply Lipstick directly (I never want to have oil/food residue on my lipstick tube..ANY LIPSTICK actually..i want them fresh n stay longer). So whenever you re-apply Lipstick..make sure you wipe off all residues before you touch up your lipstick. It will make you lips look fresh again.
 

Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks all Shades available

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power

- See more at: http://www.makeupandbeautyforever.com/lakme-9-to-5-matte-lipstick-lip-color-review-shades-swatches-price-details/#sthash.EVzBL5w0.dpuf
Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks available Shades : 

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power





Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipsticks all Shades available

Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Coat
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coffee command
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Brownie Point
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Red Chaos
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Oak Table
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Tea Break
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Toffe Nexus
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Slip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Collar
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Bureau
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rose Management
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wine Play
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Peony Goal
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Scarlet Drill
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Paced
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Raspberry Badge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Roseate Motive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Aggressive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Rosy Sunday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Burgundy Business
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cherry Chic
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Bronze Award
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Cabernet Category
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Almond Saturday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Fushia Friday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Candy Closure
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Wildberry Wednesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Sorbet Tuesday
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mulbery Work
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Mauve Cooler
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Veranda
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Vermillion Fired
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Saffron Gossip
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Beige Post
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Orange Edge
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Ambition
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Coral Incentive
Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick Pink Power

- See more at: http://www.makeupandbeautyforever.com/lakme-9-to-5-matte-lipstick-lip-color-review-shades-swatches-price-details/#sthash.EVzBL5w0.dpuf

The LOVE HATE relationship


To start with this review "I AM CONFUSED".........Few days back i went to a cosmetics shop here (in BD) and stumbled across a NEW flashing Counter full of some brand called "Isabelle Dupont" (YES its totally new for me...meh!!). From Lipstick..Eyeliners..Powder shadow to Compact..you name it..and they have ALL.


Though i was not in the mood to buy any LIPSTICK anyways..but the very friendly Beauty Advisor convinced me to to buy AT LEAST ONE lipstick from this new range. I was a bit skeptic about buying, but I did. The Price was pretty OK(its 400 BDT) for me to try something NEW and i choose 3 Satin finish Lipsticks. 

The packaging is standard, nothing to get excited about..it comes in a black and silver plastic twist-up packaging which is Okay-ish kind.. The pigment is beautiful and they glide on smoothly. Its survives until one meal at least. The only thing i felt bad about this Lipstick is the color somewhat stains your lips. I have used them few times and after a long day i had to rub my lips with Cleansing lotion..micellar water but STILL the stain remains. I am not saying the Lipstick is one of a long lasting one (Cos it isn't), but the stain is a lot annoying (At least to me..Personally i dont like lipsticks that stains lip this weirdly). As for its Satin formula its not too dry..yet not not moisturized..You need to prep you lips before you apply this lipstick.


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M102 is an Orange-Brown color one. In my lips it looks more on the brown shade with a not really there orange tone. I was really disappointed when i first open my sealed new lipstick and found the lipstick messed up like this. The Color tube was broken and everything was messed badly. In fact all 3 lipstick were messed up like this and that.  


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105

 
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105
Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M105 is a Pink one which is mixed with a little brown..a little orange..a CONFUSING color i must say Yet its a cute color. As you can see in the picture here..this tube was also messy (I like my NEW lipstick tubes FRESH).


Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101

Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101

Isabelle Dupont Satin Lipstick in M101 is the Brightest of all. A Bright screaming shocking Peach-pink color. This tube was so far the ONLY one which was LESS MESSED one. 

Things i LIKE :

The colors are Nice..Opaque
The counters have TESTER (Yeaaaaay)
Lasts PROPERLY for atleast 3-4 hours


Things i didn't LIKE : 

The Bad quality of the packaging..A messy new lipstick is a big NO NO for me
The stubborn Stain after effect is pretty annoying.

Final Verdict :

I Loved the nice opaque colors..but just for the stain problem i am never going to buy any lipstick from this range ever again :( .

Stay Fabulous,
ShahnazM

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Love Will Keep Us Together



Two Hearts Become One







Beauty School


“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Low-priced and high-end range

 Decide which products you want to splurge on and which ones you would like to save some  money on.

For lip colors i dont stick with just High brand products..though its always BEST to go on with GOOD products for the safety reason as your skin is the most delicate part of your body n can get affected if you use so called cheap products..but i do try some off track non HIGH-END brand for its Good quality n Texture..


My Make-up Organizer
I am not a ALL TIME organized person but when i started missing my cosmetics now-n-then i thought its TIME for me to get organized...its actually good indeed...cos now i dont keep my cosmetics there n there n FORGET every time n it also saves time..as i keep everything in a pretty handy(big) box n i can take all the things anywhere in-a-go..

you can get these kind of beauty box/organizer everywhere now-a-days with different price range.


SUNKISSED Glimmer compact & Dust Bronzer Brush
One of my friend bought these 2 amazing bronzer for me few months back from London. As she said these are pretty cheap n i mentioned before sometimes low-price things comes with a high satisfaction rate n im really happy with these Color shades..the texture of it..it takes actually 1-2 minutes to give a gorgeous SHINE n dimensions in an ALMOST nothing face. If you want my suggestion..i would say that you should use it for party or something BIG..actually its not a daily wear for its GLAZE look..unless you dont want to look OVER SHIMMERING everyday.. ;-)


MAC Bronzing Powder & Golden Rose 3 Color Bronzing powder
Other than my previously mentioned bronzers.these are some simple n light bronzer i preffer to use..the Top left is a 3 shade Matte finish bronzer..this is VERY light n i love it..the other 2 are from MAC..one is light pink n the other a little brown..i love these cos they give me the ALMOST nothing shinny effect...


DIOR Lipstick LA Collection
All about Lip Colors
Maximum pro vitamin lipstick+Waterproof Lip Gloss Duo from MAC

I am very much monotonous about Lip colors..most of the time i love to stick with the shades of pink..i R-A-R-E-L-Y use other colors like orange or purple or that kind of colors..i dont know WHY..but to be on the safe side i like to be PINKISH..basically soft shades..muted ones..In my LIKE list MAC,DIOR is on top..for lip gloss i preffer Maybelene n MAC (specially some of their gorgeous n tempting soft colors)..but recently tried Lip Attitude Glamour collection from SEPHORA n i Super liked it..the texture is so awesome..lovely creamy..Sheer color but still has pigmentation and is super soft on lips..n comes with a sweet fruity smell which i really like...


Sally Hansen Comfort Shine LIP GLAZE Pot Metallic SUGAR COOKIE
This one is pretty cool..its a greawt metallic shine lip glaze from Sally Hansen..one of my cusin send me this one..n its damn cheap but really Awesome glaze..i love the color/shine/texture n specially the very sweet candy type smell..


Eye pencils/Kohl Kajols

These are something i cant live without kinda things..Kohl Kajals..i think i have almost every shades..say its shades of Blues or green..gray..brown..violet n BLACK..i choose these according to colors mainly..if i like the color i rarely look at the brand..but i am so in love with the softness of MAYBELLIN n SEPHORA..some people like to use the hard pencils i know..but if u are looking for softer Kohl Kajals..u can try those 2 brands..


Top: Mono Eyeshadow SKY by LUANA, Mono Eyeshadow LIGHT by LUANA...Bottom left: Black Tied Velvet by MAC...Kanebo WN-2 by Media

Top left: Absolute Seduction Complete Makeup Palette from LANCOME...Bottom left: CANNAGE Color Collection from DIOR...Right: Silver Natural 22 by FENNEL

REVLON Custom Eyes : 030 Rich Temptation

Even if i use a very very light makeup..i always Looooooooooooooooooooooooooove Eye Shades..its not that i go for the picture perfect eye makeup all the time..sometimes i even use these colors instead of Eye liners..just to looks a lil better :-P


Stay Fabulous,
ShahnazM