Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Weekend Getaway - Bhurban

Last weekend we decided to take a short trip to Bhurban. We stayed at the Chinar Family Resort which is located on Bhurban road near PC Bhurban. This was our first time staying at this resort and we absolutely loved it. We stayed in room 204 which is a corner room and the view from the balcony is breathtaking. If you stay at the Resort, you can get access to the Chinar Golf Club as well.
(did you know the Chinar Golf Facility was opened in 1932 and is 11th highest in the world)

We ended up paying 13,920 pkr (incl.taxes) for a night. We were told that rate increased from 10,600 pkr to 13,920 pkr within a week because it was the tourist season.
We got complimentary breakfast for 2 person. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The restaurant is open for non-resort guests as well.
Since we were only visiting for one night, we decided to make the most of it and went to PC Bhurban for dinner, which is located 150-200 feet away. We ordered Chicken Ala Kiev and Chicken Parmesan, and enjoyed it while listening to live music.
Next day we checked out at 1pm and headed back home. On the way back we stopped at Gloria Jeans Coffee located at the Express Highway. It was one of the highlights of our trip. That place has some mesmerising views to offer. We had coffee, did a little photo-shoot and headed back home.

Why did we chose Chinar Family Resort over Pearl Continental?
PC Bhurban is one of the most crowded places in that area and the reason we took this trip was to stay at a place where we could relax and enjoy the view..away from the people :D

Overall we had a wonderful experience at the Chinar Family Resort. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quite place to relax.


*take my hand*


Chinar Family Resort
view form the window
mesmerizing sunset



Gloria Jeans Coffee


Thanks for reading :)

What are your plans for the weekend?


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Gharara Pants | IMO

Hello ladies,
For today's post I wanted to talk about a not-so-new trend in town, I'm sure everyone of you is aware about the Gharara pants. And for those of you who don't know what a Gharara is, according to Google
Gharara : a pair of loose trousers with pleats below the kneww, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.

Of all the people, I thought I'd be the last one to buy it because I could not imagine myself running errands while wearing a Gharara.
But I decided to step out of my comfort zone and got this white Gharara pants from Ethnic Pakistan for 1600pkr. (don't even get me started on how I felt when these pants went on sale 4 days later)
Anyhow, at first I didn't really know how to style it so it just sat in my closet for an entire week. Then one day I decided to take them out for a spin, I knew I'd either look like a fashionista or this whole situation could end up being a total fashion-disaster, either way, I was willing to take the risk.

Styling these white Gharara pants was a lot easier than I imagined. You could wear it with a solid or printed tunic, an A-line frok or a peplum top. I feel that the length of the top should be above your knee so the pleating could be visible otherwise this could look like an ordinary flared boot-cut pant. And we don't want people thinking we're basic, do we? I mean we got a Gharara pant, we want everyone to know that we're wearing it while sipping a cup of coffee or while buying groceries.

2 things you need to keep in mind before you decide to wear a Gharara pant:

(a) You need to shave your legs since these pants are very flowy from the knee below (I learned the hard way)

(b) Do not use a public toilet. The biggest struggle that I faced was using a public toilet while wearing these pants. The floor was wet, I ended up with a wet Gharara, which is worst than a dry Gharara pant.

But on the plus side, these pants are very comfortable to wear during summers.

Was it a Yay or a Nay?
If you ask me, I would like to keep my Ghararas reserved for formal occasions. So it was a Nay for me.


I paired my Gharara pants with a white tunic from Nishat


Thanks for reading :)
M

Meemmakeup is now Meem-jeem!

Hello people!

It feels weird to be writing this post, wow, can't believe it's been 2 years since I last posted on my blog. It was May 2015 but it feels like I published that post yesterday. My life took a 180 degree change in these past 2 years and I've never been happier, Alhumdulilah.

I started this blog because I wanted to have a platform where I could share my views and write about things that I like. My blog was previously known as 'meemmakeup' (M for makeup, and 'M' in urdu is 'meem' so... yeah, creative, I know).

But I decided to change the name because I didn't want to limit my blog to just makeup related posts. So I decided to change the name from meemmakeup to meem-jeem (my initials M-J) also I'm so excited to announce that I have converted my blog into a website, ah!
*happy dance*
It might not be a big deal for some of you but I've been wanting to do it since the day I started my blog.

So here's to many many more posts in the future related to lifestyle, fashion, beauty, travel etc.
And a big thank you to everyone for supporting me and for leaving comments on my page.
Oh and since it's Global Love day, I wanted to tell you that I love you guys *sending virtual hug*

Spread love wherever you go,
M


Sunday, 24 May 2015

Jewellry Haul | Born Pretty Store


Few days ago I ordered some jewelry from Born Pretty Store, and I fell in love with it the minute I opened my package. Born Pretty store has a huge variety of jewelry, nail art, clothing & apparel, watches etc and they provide free shpping worldwide! I love pairing jewelry with my outfits everyday during the summer time. It was really hard for me to choose few items because there were too many pretty things. I ended up getting the following four items from the Jewelry & Accessories section.

Shiny Rhinestone Ring Boho Letter Ring 

It's a 7 piece ring set, the rings are gold in color with rhinestone detailing on 4 of them. I have been obsessing over midi and knuckle rings and when I found it on born pretty store, I couldn't help myself from getting it (even though I already have like a gazillion midi rings). These rings are super pretty and the quality is good for the price. You can wear them separately or you can stack them up, while going to school/college/work. Each ring has a different design.

You can get this rings set by clicking here.
Price: $2.99






Rhinestone Ear Clip Dazzling Crystal Ear Cuff

Ear cuffs are the season's hottest accessory. Celebrities and runway models have been seen wearing different types of ear cuffs. I was looking for something that was not too fancy and had a little bit of edge to it and I found the perfect one. It's easy to wear and looks good whether you wear it during the daytime or the night time. Born pretty store has a wide variety of ear cuffs to choose from.

Get this ear cuff by clicking here.
Price: $3.80




Bright Color Metal Necklace Pretty Crystal Flower Elegant Detachable Collar Necklace

Can we take a moment and talk about how beautiful this statement necklace is. I can't get over the fact that I got this amazing quality necklace for just $8.
I love pairing statement necklaces with my outfits as its a great way to spice up your outfit and it can bring any outfit to a next level. This necklace that I ordered is available in 4 shades, peachblow, blue, green, beige.
I ordered it in beige cause I feel like it can be paired with any color, bright or neutral. The crystals are super shiny and I would say that the pictures doesn't do it justice, it's far more prettier in real. I've gotten a lot of compliments from my friends on this necklace.

You can get the necklace by clicking here.
Price: $8.27





Retro Earrings Heart Shape Stud Earrings
The last item I picked are these heart-shaped diamond plated stud earrings. Theses studs are bigger in size than I expected but bigger is better, right? These are perfect for everyday wear. I don't know why but there's something about heart-shaped jewelry that makes me happy.

You can get these studs by clicking here..
Price: $3.59




Overall, it has been a wonderful experience shopping from Born Pretty Store. I highly recommend that you go over to the website and check out the wide range of products that they have. The quality of their jewelry is amazing for the price and their attendants are very helpful & friendly. If you have any queries, just drop them an email and they will get back to you right away.

I received my order within a week which was pretty impressive. It was very well packed and thankfully nothing was broken.

Don't forget to use code MEXT10 to get 10% off your entire order from Jewelry & Accessories section.


Thanks for reading :)
What's your favorite jewelry item for the summers?




Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Food Panda Home Delivery Service - KFC Experience


Hello everybody, today I'm going to talk about my recent food experience. I mean, who doesn't love food, right? I have been trying to eat healthy for quite some time now but I have my cheat days (which sometimes turns into cheat-weeks, but hey, no judging). I ordered from KFC using Foodpanda Online home delivery service.

About Foodpanda
Foodpanda has online menus from the staggering selection of delivery restaurants around you. Simply enter your area and search for cuisine type, restaurants or even price. The restaurant index also includes address and delivery hours so you are never mislead. Foodpanda App makes it all the more easy! Browse the menu on your smart phone, select, check-out and voila! The food arrives in time. Or when the tummy knows what it wants, simply call us at 111-89-89-89 and we’ll get your order through!
Foodpanda provides services in 40 countries at the moment. All you have to do is enter you city and the list of restaurants in your area that deliver appears on the screen.





Experience with Foodpanda
This was my first experience ordering food through Foodpanda and it has been good. It's super quick and simple, all you need to do is follow few steps and voila.
Once your order is placed, they send you a confirmation code and then you receive a call from Foodpanda's local office. My food was delivered within 40 min.
I downloaded the foodpanda mobile app and ordered the food through my cellphone. Tbh, I always find it difficult to navigate websites on my phone. But Foodpanda's website was so simple, and if I can order online, well, then anyone can.(trust me)
They have apps for Google Play, App store and Windows store.
Once you download the foodpanda app on your phone, they send you notifications on almost daily basis about the deals of the day.

Following is a step-by-step procedure of how you can order food using foodpanda's mobile app.





(L) Confirmation main (R) Deals notifications


Experience with KFC
For yesterday's cheat day I decided to go for the Mighty! I haven't ordered from KFC in so long, so I thought it was about time to enjoy some fried chicken. I ordered a Might Zinger (with cheese, of course), fries and 7up and I do not regret it AT ALL! The deal costed me only 600 PKR.
To describe the Mighty Zinger in one word, Ah-mazing! And the French fries were delicious as well, who cares about the 'once on the lips forever on the hips'  right?
Let's start with the bun, it was so soft yet sturdy to hold the chicken patty in place, and wasn't sloppy at all. The chicken tasted like heaven (can't think of a better description than that). I've always been a fan of KFC's chicken, it always has the right balance of sweet and spice in it and just the aroma is enough to make you drool. Probably the best burger I've had in a while *thumbs up*




*if only you could taste it through the picture. Technology, I'm not impressed*
Overall Foodpanda and KFC's food has been an amazing experience. I can't wait till my next cheat day to order some more fried chicken. When ordering from Foodpanda, you can either make an account on the website or just place the order by entering your email address. The send you an email for feedback once your order has been delivered. 
I totally recommend the Foodpanda online delivery service and KFC's food.

You can download the foodpanda app directly to your phone by clicking the following links below:

Rating (Foodpanda & KFC)
5/5

What did you have for lunch/dinner today? :)x

Thursday, 30 April 2015

L'Oreal Mythic Oil Review


I always talk about how my hair has no life and they are way too frizzy,  so today I'm going to review a product that I'm pretty sure was made in heaven because it has worked wonders for my hair (not exaggerating, I promises)  My parlor lady recommended this product to me and she told me that they've been getting good reviews from the customers so I decided to give it a try.

About the Product
MYTHIC OIL- Indulge in the Ultimate Oil Ritual. Featuring in-salon and at-home products designed to balance the natural oil levels in the hair: cleansed at the root, nourished at the ends.

Hair Type
For all hair types

Ingredients
Avocado Oil: packed with Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and Omega 3 oils that deliver lightweight nourishment and shine. 
Grape Seed Oil: contains highly concentrated amounts of linoleic acid, one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world to protect against environmental aggressors.

Benefit
- Provides legendary shine and frizz protection
- Weightless nourishment for all hair types

Application
An easier blow-dry:
Apply 2 to 3 pumps to damp mid-lengths and ends for enhanced smoothness and suppleness.
A touch of sparkle:
Warm a pump in your hands, apply to dry mid-lengths and ends to control frizz and add shine to your hair.
All day frizz-control:
Apply to dry ends as needed during the day for frizz-control and smoothness.
Add shine to any style:
Add 1-2 drops of Mythic Oil to your favorite styling product. The result will be beautiful softness and shine.










The first time I tried it I thought it was going to leave my hair oily because well, it's an oil and I don't have a good experience with hair serums and hair oils. I've got long hair and they weigh down my hair, leaving them limp. But this mythic oil gets absorbed in the hair in no time without leaving my hair greasy. Hands down this is the best hair oil I've ever used.

This product is amazing, it left my hair instantly soft and shiney. My hair has never felt so soft in a long time, I just can't stop touching my hair cause it's so freaking soft.

About the packaging, the Mythic Oil comes in a transparent gold plastic bottle with a capped pump dispenser. I like the fact that it's transparent makes it easy to see how much product has been used. The pump dispenser also comes in handy as you can control the amount of oil you want to take out.

After towel drying my hair, I divide them in two parts and use one pump (penny sized) for one side. I pump it on my palms, rub the palms together and apply it from the mid-length of my hair to the tips. So basically I've been using 2 pumps of this oil on my hair and I've been using this product for over 2 months now and you can see from the picture above that only a little portion of the product is used. You get 125ml in a bottle and I have a feeling that this product is going to last a long time.

This oil has a medium consistency, not too thick and not watery like. It smells a little bit like mix of herbs but the fragrance is not too strong. In fact I like the fragrance, which is a first for me.

I can't remember the last time I let my hair air-dry and they looked good. But but but, I have not blow dried my hair in two months and that is like a big accomplishment for me. My hair is naturally wavy and add frizz to it, you have the worst looking hair ever but Mythic Oil helped tame the frizz and my unruly waves. My hair has started looking a lot healthier and I've been getting a lot of compliments on it *flips hair*

I normally apply it whenever I wash my hair but at days when I want to add shine to my hair, I take 4-5 drops and just run the fingers through my hair, specially when getting ready for an event.

All in all this is an incredible product that you need to have in your life, because it has changed my life. It makes my hair super soft, shiny and manageable without making them greasy.

The Good
Absorbs into hair
Smells good
Does not look greasy
Makes hair soft and sleek
Transparent bottle

The Bad
A little expensive

Price
I got it for 2600rs (26$). I don't think it's easily available it the market, I got mine from the saloon.
And yes, I totally recommend this product.

Rating
5/5

Thanks for reading x
what are your thoughts on L'Oreal Mythic Oil?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper Review

 
Blotting paper is a must have for everybody specially during the summers, you need to have it with you no matter where you're going or what time of the day it is. Today I'm going to talk about the Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper

About the Product
The Mattifying Oil Control Paper quickly absorbs excess sebum and frees your skin of shine without drying it out. Also ideal for on the go touch-ups without altering your make-up. Comes in a practical case with 50 sheets – perfect for slipping into your handbag

Directions
Remove one sheet from the compact, and press it gently against the oily areas of your face. Within seconds, it absorbs the oil from the face leaving it matte, refreshed and oil free.

Starting off with the packaging, it comes in a slim purple compact case which is hard plastic. The packaging is actually pretty good for a blotting paper as I've not seen many blotting papers having such sturdy packaging. I love how slim the compact is which makes it super easy to carry around as you can fit it into the tiniest of purses and pockets.
Each pack contains 50 sheets, which are folded inside the pack in a way that you can easily pull out one sheet at a time.
As you can see from the picture below, one sheet is as long as my finger, normally I take 1 sheet and press it on my T-zone and chin. but sometimes when my face is oilier than usual, it takes 2 sheets to give a matte look to the entire face.
 
You can use this blotting paper
To remove excess oil from your face
After applying your moisturizer
After applying makeup

Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper v/s Palladio Rice Paper
I've been using the Palladio rice paper for a really long time, and the reason I'm absolute in love with it is mainly because it's not only a blotting paper but it has one powdered side. You blot your face from one side of the sheet and then press the powdered side on your face, leaving your face refreshed and natural looking.
On the other hand Catrice Mattifying paper just absorbs up the excess oil from the face to give a matte look, and its sheets are smaller comparative to the Palladio rice paper.










You May like the Catrice Mattifying Oil Control Paper:
If you're looking for a blotting paper that has no powder on it and which absorbs excess oil from your face to give a matte and refreshed look. A compact that is slim enough to easily carry in your purse.

Rating

4/5
Price
585rs. ($6)
Catrice cosmetics are available at all leading stores. 

Thanks for reading :)x
What’s your favorite blotting paper at the moment?
 

Weekend Getaway - Bhurban

Last weekend we decided to take a short trip to Bhurban. We stayed at the Chinar Family Resort which is located on Bhurban road near PC Bhur...