Weekend Chit Chat

Hey everyone! Hope Ramadan is going well for you all. I have not really been MIA just crazy busy with my little ones and home. Gosh we don’t realize how much of an effort goes into our days and nights. It’s only when you get time to be by yourself and really breath, is when you get to ponder over the fact that it’s a lot of work. So all the people out there, men or women, who take out so much of their time to be with their families and do anything and everything to make them happy, Hats off to US! ūüôā I do however try to stay active on Instagram so that I stay connected with you all. For those of you who are not on my Instagram can follow me, my ID is ¬†sonyalee1. Let’s connect! ūüôā

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Moving on let’s talk about the weekend. Ramadan has us all busy here, but I do have to point out that it relieves us of the daily task of preparing lunch for the family. I still have to prepare something for the kids of course.

This weekend has been extremely lazy, I fell very sick and that drained me of the much needed energy. Still managed to take the kids out for a bit, they deserve a break as much as we adults do. Found some really neat things for the house (i’m obsessed with my home and home decor) you can easily call me The Desperate Housewife, most of my friends call me that. Watched a great movie with my kiddies, it’s not something new but definitely worth it. It’s called Game Plan. It’s super cute and my older one loved it. The Rock really does justice to his character and I adorrrrrrred him in this one. Parenting is indeed the most beautiful thing on earth. I feel fortunate to have been blessed with wonderful children who make my world beautiful and my life worth living. I hope and pray that I can help them become worthy people as they grow up.

Also I wanted to tell you that I am starting a new section in the blog talking about everything related to ‘Home‘. Really excited about that. I spend most of my time at home with my children. I have been working from home as well. As this is the place where I spend most of my time, I find myself doing something or the other throughout the day. This is something I’m very passionate about so expect a lot of home related posts. (Like seriously)

Big question for you all. I know most of you open W&S on your phones but I wonder if you have had the chance to open it on your desktops or laptops? Do try it once, and let me know what you think of the layout of the blog. I think you might just like it more, I prefer to open it on laptop (self obsession, yesss). ¬†So the weekend ends here in UAE tomorrow and begins in most parts of the world. What are your plans? I plan to lose weight lol but then again that’s what I plan everyday ūüėČ

Some of my friends want me to put my name on the posts which I never do as I didn’t really want this to be about me but I feel that it’s good to connect, it’s “time” to connect! I have been blogging for two years now, Wings & Strokes is two years old, I have neatly kept my name out of it for this long and spoken about people and things that inspire me. Even though I don’t post regularly these days but I promise to fix that so we get to know each other more. Thank you for visiting, reading and staying for a bit. Means the world to me!

Enjoy the weekend!

Love,

Sonya

Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF 50

Hi my angels! I’ve been away for quiet sometime. Had to travel to my country for a couple of weddings and what was supposed to be a 2 week trip turned into nearly a two month vacation. lol

Weddings! weddings! weddings! When we talk about weddings, we go into all kind of details of course from decor, theme and food to guests, dresses, rehearsals etc etc. Now if there is one things which may not be talked about much but is part of everyone’s preparation, and that is make up.

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Speaking of makeup, primers have become a huge deal over the past few years. There was a time when no one ever thought of applying a primer before foundation or all the other products that have become our makeup essentials lately. Coming to primers, now we all do understand what difference a good primer can actually make to our overall makeup. and i have to say here that i’m not talking about people who think women only wear makeup bcuz they are ugly and they try to hide their flaws (that is a whole different topic and I would be coming to that soon). A good primer can do wonders to your makeup and how it stays on for your special events. I have been a huge fan of the ultimate benefit porefessional primer. Having tried good primers, not-so-good primers, Nivea after shave, primer oil and even a bit of vaseline, I can easily say that each one has a different finish and by that i mean the way your makeup ¬†looks can actually depend a whole lot on primers.

This primer that i’m talking about today is pretty well known in the world of beauty of course. Those of you who religiously apply SPF before stepping out, this one serves all your needs for sure. For starters, it comes in a white glass bottle with a black dropper on top. The bottle is opaque which is fantastic to keep the ingredients intact and also it helps keep the SPF from expiring prematurely . The product itself is almost like water but thicker, its a whitish liquid not oily at all. The product has light white tint but it becomes absolutely clear once you start applying it on your skin. The best thing you will notice about this primer is that its not sticky like those typical SPF’s. It leaves the skin much smoother and gives it a bit of glow which is wonderful. The foundation goes on a lot more smoother and helps last much longer. It will help keep your foundation from separating but its not something that will stay on for 12 to 14 hours. Will it stay on and keep your makeup fresh for a reasonable amount of time? Yes!

Now I must add here that I’m not someone who religiously applies sunscreen so this primer could actually be more beneficial for women like me. It’s not very light on the pocket though.
You can get it for $64 at www.sephora.com,
AED399 at www.souq.com
Rs.12,427 at www.pkship.com

This product could be a great way to keep your skin safe from the harmful effects of the sun, it provides your makeup a smoother canvas making it appear less damaged and less wrinkly. For people who have been using it know what i’m talking about. Wouldn’t hurt to do something for yourself now would it?! Do keep in mind that this primer is not for all of you out there. You have to try it and then decide if it suits you or not.

Let me know what you think.

The weekend is almost here and the 3daysale starts tomorrow offering 30-90% off .
I’m super excited!
Smile and keep your love ones happy! Share good times!

Ciao!

From The World Of Fashion!

What is fashion?

We asked people and this is what they had to say about it…

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Natasha Zafar:
 Anything that makes u feel yourself.

 

14908417_10209061262422579_7646506527321110497_n   Mehr Ispahani: Fashion is a prevailing style, especially in clothing, hair, makeup, footwear, followed by people and that becomes a fashion statement.

15137508_10153981440136720_1777479631099344371_o¬† ¬†Saba Esam Khattak:¬†Fashion is not always outwards. For me, it has always been how I feel about something on the inside, in sync or not with how I am. Following trends is fun, but nothing beats the feeling when you carry something that defines your personality. You walk an inch taller, you play your smile, you let the wind catch the breeze, you enjoy the sun cast shadows on your face. To some, you still might not LOOK beautiful but you wouldn’t neither mind nor care because you FEEL beautiful. And THAT makes all the difference. Fashion says: Me too, style says: ONLY me!!

15338873_10157851381355174_2091753197977272291_n¬† ¬†Zeynab Zafar Ahmed:¬†Fashion is an expression of self, It’s an art. One that can be perceived in various ways and only those who truly understand the language of Fashion, can really appreciate its various forms.

14729376_1214976571859032_5433622015822108169_n  Maha Usman: For me fashion is any trend that makes me comfortable in my skin; something that gives more meaning to my personality.

11949424_10154127504652995_5399186319257303203_n   Ummara Akhter: Fashion is all about feeling amazing by different looks and acceptance in society.

13627177_1122022117841233_7672160129043733649_n¬† ¬†Duria Ali: Fashion is something¬†that’s comfortable and trendy at the same time.

13996326_1677158289269053_2383882902754605448_o   Roger Frances: Fashion is your personality translated into your wardrobe

14720447_1566971713329105_8424067775222942701_n   Taghreed Wasim:  For me fashion is what i look good in, i wont follow a trend just because its THE thing, i will follow it only if I feel it looks good on me !

15241919_1171943206222218_1191616980661588889_n¬† ¬†Mary Imran: It’s the ongoing trend with the present time ..but for me everything I see is not fashion ..everything that suits me is fashion. .

15179099_1183546751731339_1635899874906661286_n   Iyla Hussain: Fashion is an expression of self.

15283937_1471302216231013_867235118825485821_n¬† ¬†Zeeshan Arif:¬†Fashion is everything…that makes u look different…classy…provided you know well how to carry yourself and you yourself are confident that this makes you look great. I would say…everybody who is experimental these days is called fashionable…but one has to consider that decency should be there…ALWAYS!!!

12799250_10153439109878907_3609656072799572817_n    Uruba Khan: Fashion is expressing your mood and culture through clothing. It can be day to day clothing or special occasions but it tends to reflect your personality and mood.

15241201_10154536981850358_2569659834595813498_n¬† ¬†Maha Dania Qazi:¬†¬†Fashion is a seven letter word like the days of the week. Like each day is different, fashion may be diverse in different parts of the world. Fashion can also be unifying in terms of bringing together people following a common trend. Fashion is fun, frivolous and meaningful. It’s not any one thing.

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Fashion is what you are offered four times a year, Style is what you pick out of that fashion, It’s what you make of it once you’ve learned what to accept and ignore based on what looks good on you.

Fashion is part of our daily lives. Its an ever evolving way of expressing who you are and how you feel today. Even people who claim not to follow any trend, wake up each morning and pick clothes they want to wear according to where they are going, who they are going to meet, what defines or suits them. Its’s always there! The clothes, accessories, shoes, bags etc that hit the market are according to the latest trends of course and we all buy them.

Speaking of fashion, we are bringing on board someone who certainly knows her way around it. She is like a breath of fresh air straight from the stunning valley of Hunza. She has a versatile sense of fashion, is an educationist by profession, ¬†plays football, sings, dances, is fond of dogs and polo matches, loves shopping, a big foodie, ¬†has a contagious smile, and of course who can deny the warmth of her chirpy personality. She is a fashionista in its true sense and she will be speaking ‘fashion’!

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We welcome Farwa Hussain to our Wings & Strokes family! She will be writing about what’s hot, what’s not..style, colors, trends, do’s and don’ts and alot more.

Keep visiting to know about all that the fashion world has to offer.

Signing off
W & S

A Product A Day! Make Up Forever – 4 in 1 Pro Sculpting Brow Palette

Eyebrows! The most important part of our face and I’ll tell you why. Have you ever tried different eyebrows on your face before you can finally tell which one suits you more or most. Eyebrows are seriously game changers for most of us. It can make a huge difference in the overall first impression we give. Even though many people still don’t give too much importance to them but we know the whole deal.

Take a piece of paper and draw 5 similar smileys on it. Then give each one a different eyebrow and you’ll see how it effects the overall look.

Speaking of which I want to share my brow experience with you considering I have had trouble over the years with my brows being tortured at the hands of different women at different salons, each time I walked out with a different shape hence I know the struggle.

Thanks to beauty products now we can define ours and ensure that we get the right shape that best suits our face.

Lately I have been using the MAKEUP FOREVER 4 in 1 Pro Sculpting Brow Palette and I’m immensely pleased with the results. If I were to choose between a gel and a powder based palette, I would prefer the powder one as it gives more natural results.

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This palette is simple. Comes in 3 different shades to help you make the right color.

The application is quiet simple.

Step 1: Apply Wax on your brows

Step 2: Out of 3 shades, blend in either 2 or choose one that suits you and apply giving your brows the right shape while using the right strokes

Step 3: Finish the look with the highlighter from the palette to give your brows a clean definition.

 

It’s simple! It’s worth it!

Wings & Strokes rating: 4.5/5

Let me know what you think.

Signing off

W & S

Wednesday for me!

Hi my angels!
Hope you are doing great and living life to its fullest!
Wednesday turned out to be all about makeup. I went out for some shopping and of course no shopping is complete for women till they get their hands on some makeup on their way home ūüôā so yes!!! Got my hands on some lipsticks, lip liners and some eye shades, bobby pins (the more the better), conditioner and a toner. So yes when I got home, I laid out my stuff of course, and decided to give my makeup tools a good cleaning. That led me to sort and organize my makeup, I’m a complete pain when it comes to organizing and sorting stuff as I’m very particular about small details. I believe that the more organized you are, the more stress free you feel when getting ready. Cleaning turned out to be great and also made me realize how many mascaras I have. I love mascara’s! They help create dramatic eyes even on days when you don’t want too much on your face, mascara does the trick. I’m blessed to have naturally long eyelashes so of course a good mascara is very important!

I’m very happy with my makeup station right now. I would love to know what is that one makeup product you absolutely swear by. It’s always good to hear from you.

Love,

W & S

A Product A Day! Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser.

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Hey you gorgeous ladies! Dark circles are every woman’s worst nightmare. We are always looking for ways to minimize their appearance which means we are willing to try all kinda home remedies which work on some and don’t make any difference at all on some women leaving them disappointed. There are a gazillion concealers out there in the market and having tried many i somehow stick to the one and only Maybelline Age rewind. It is a very good concealer. It lightens and brightens areas that need concealing and brightening. The best part is that it’s light on the pocket.. It doesn’t last all day and needs another application after a few hours but its still worth it. I’d suggest use it with a good primer and you are good to go!

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I would give it 3.5 out of 5

Let me know what you think.

Love

W & S