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Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

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Originally posted on When Women Inspire:

Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.

She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.

Malala Yousafzai: Awards and Achievements

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GIVEAWAY : Brown Suede Shoulder Bag With Gold Chain Detail !!!

Like all girls I am always looking for a nice chic and trendy bag to go with the fall/winter vibe. While searching online a few weeks back I stumbled upon this bag which I fell in love with at first sight! Sadly it was sold out at the time and so I was sent into the list of back ordered customers…. Long story short, I am getting the bag, I love it and I got one to giveaway, which was generously sponsored by lovely Debbie….!

http://www.planbfashionista.com is a retail store and coming from the CEO Debbie James “Our goal is too keep fashion affordable so that you can get lots of new items, feel like you got the best deal ever and tell your friends”

They are an upscale women’s clothing, shoe, handbag, and accessory boutique. The company Plan B Fashions Inc. has three very successful online stores including eBay, Amazon, and their own website.

Some of the items sold include LA Idol jeans, Corky’s Footwear (for which They are the biggest retailers in California) , cowboy boots moto jackets, dresses, sweaters, tunics, tops, ponchos, handbags, funky jewelry and much more.

You can read all about them http://www.planbfashionista.com/pages/about-us

Trust me friends, it’s worth a purchase 😊

I wish you all the best!
-Giveaway is open to USA residents only.
-The prize will be mailed to the winner directly.
-The prize cannot be exchanged or returned for another item or store credit.
-All decisions are final.
-Giveaway ends November 5th, 2014 at 12 am EST.
-Winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize else it will be passed to the next randomly chosen entry.

Click here to view details about the prize.

And here is the bag in action :

Long tunic

Blue jacket
$110 – oliverbonas.com

Yellow coat

Ankle length jeans
$29 – newlook.com

Chanel vintage charm bracelet
$1,950 – farfetch.com

14k earrings

Susan Caplan Vintage vintage jewelry
$215 – johnlewis.com

Chain wrap watch

Urban decay eye shadow
$59 – johnlewis.com

Urban Decay lip shine

Cheek bronzer

Nars cosmetic

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In 215 Shameless

Just a quick post here.. It’s a lip crayon, twist up at the bottom so no need to sharpen.
Easy to use and glides effortlessly!
Matte finish. Shameless is a blackened violet plum color. Swatches make the color appear lighter for some reason, but trust me when i say it’s more blackened plum, I hated it !



OVERALL: It’s a nice product but the color killed it for me. PersonalIy, I don’t see any skin tone being able to carry it well without looking like an attention seeker for all wrong makeup reasons .. Maybe a different color would work better .. I tried a red one months back and remember not liking it either. Let me know if you liked this product, from a fan of matte lipsticks I was absolutely disappointed. Colors come off too bold.

Zoya Wishes Winter/Holiday 2014 Upcoming Collection

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!





·ZP766 – NORI: Sapphire blue Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, perfect for any holiday festivity.
·ZP767 – THEA: Deep amethyst Magical PixieDust* with an orchid flash, packed full of party-ready holographic hex glitter.
·ZP768 – IMOGEN: Black crystal Magical PixieDust* with holographic hex glitter, just add an LBD and you’re off!
·ZP769 – PRIM: Velvet blue metallic, with a full coverage, high-density pigment and buttery smooth application.
·ZP770 – HAVEN: True holiday plum liquid metal with a thin vein of orchid for added brilliance.
·ZP771 – WILLA: Full-coverage, onyx black cream.

* Zoya Magical PixieDust is textured, matte and sparkling. No base coat and top coat required.


$9 (US) Standard Colors
$10 (US) – PixieDust Colors
Available in top salons, spas and on Zoya.com

**BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato Lip & Cheek Color In AT01 Cassis Delight, CR02 Momo Sweet

This is a well known and loved brand amongst beauty enthusiasts. But like many others, I had no clue where to purchase it from and until I found the magic words.. STASH Shopping app !!!!
It’s a free app, gives you bonus to join and your activity on the app gives you points that can be converted to money discounts on your purchases. I reached out and the app lead designer was she nice enough to find these and send them to me… !! Thank you Veronica, you’re the BEST !!!!!

Now these lip/cheek tints retail for $28 USD Each and they are just so creamy, I was in love with them

Available in 12 gelato-inspired delightful shades.
Fresh and creamy gelato-like unique formula magically changes from a thick to a thin layer for variations of finish: from intense dewy to soft matte finish.
Application Tips
Lips: Glide on lips with the applicator
Cheeks: Blend with your finger tips for a semi-matte with natural sheen finish



Swatched in direct sun (top) and shade (bottom) : Notice how creamy and pigmented a single sweep is!


Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato Lip & Cheek Color In AT01 Cassis Delight (top) and CR02 Momo Sweet (bottom):


OVERALL: I Love the products!! I use them as both lip colors (and they really last) and the cheek tints (just dab and blend with fingers). They have become a great addition to my makeup and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Also here is the link for he app, I would highly recommend trying it out and please follow me and I will follow you back to make points !!!!

Things Stash will do for you:

Automatically finds the lowest price online and matches it.
Reminds you when you’re running out of something.
Lets you tell your friends (like me!) about your favorite products
And you’ll get a free $5 credit if you try it out.
Stash just launched recently and was featured by TechCrunch.


YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush In 9 Rose Epicurien

My love for the brand is immense and with products that serve more than one smart purpose make the love deeper.
This is the 2-in-1 Kiss & Blush, a dual purpose lips and cheeks creative awesomeness.

Kiss your cheeks. Blush your lips. Play with color and mix and match your lips and cheeks. Yves Saint Laurent introduces the latest innovation in the edgy Baby Doll attitude. This 2 in 1 ultra blendable air whipped mousse beautifully highlights your lips and cheeks with a sensual soft matte finish. Available in 12 signature YSL shades.

Retails at $40, it can be a sure indulgence but the quality and the convenience makes it worth the buck.

I was a bit reluctant to try this on the cheeks with apprehension of a “sticky gloss” feel, turns out could I be more wrong !

For best results, I dabbed 3-4 tiny touches of the unique applicator on the cheeks and blended easily with fingertips. The special applicator allows very precise coverage and does not over distribute the product. For more color buildup, repeat. It finishes to subtle matte tint and Oh So Kissable Cheeks!





OVERALL: I couldn’t be more impressed and this is one that I product am constantly reaching for. Definite buy!

Benefit Majorette Blush

My first purchase from this brand! It’s a cream to powder finish, retails at $28 USD and super pretty to look at!

To amplify your natural flush, twirl with fingertips and blend onto the apples of your cheeks to look pom-pom pretty! For extra pep and staying power, wear majorette under a blush.





It has a nice staying power and because of the mirror, this has found a comfortable home in my daily bag. Do know that the product on its own is very subtle and just gives that perfect natural tint rather than the “slapped cheeks” look. For $28, I would not say it’s worth the price but if you do end up buying it, I assure no regrets. This is subtle and workplace appropriate. For everyday needs and you will find yourself reaching for it very frequently.

Plaid Fun ?

Plaid Fun ?

Lanvin sleeveless blouse
$1,555 – farfetch.com

CC mid calf skirt
$160 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lanvin glove
$345 – yoox.com

Nail polish

Rozgé Cosmeceutical Lip Gloss In Barcelona

I had never really heard of this brand before but, lucky for me I won their Instagram giveaway recently and the decision of selecting a lipgloss as a prize sent me searching…

Rozgé Cosmeceutical was founded in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. We manufacture high end skin care to provide at an affordable price. Each product within the Rozgé line is created to target specific problems including skin discoloration, hair loss, and wrinkles. Our expert in-house chemists work to use innovative ingredients to formulate the best products.

The Lipgloss comes in a choice of 22 colors from Brights to neutrals.

This non-toxic formula contains shea butter, jojoba oil, safflower oil, aloe vera, and sunflower oil to soften and smooth you lips. Dragon’s Blood, a remedy dating back to ancient Roman times, works to heal dry, cracked lips, while making them softer, and smoother. Added benefits include increased cell rejuvenation, vitamin delivery to the lips, and a reinforced moisture barrier, helping lips lock in moisture to fight damage from harmful UV rays.

Now I don’t know any of this stuff so like everyone else I was thinking it was more of a selling gimmick.. Well I’ll just let the pictures talk ..


It comes with a mirror on the side (it’s actually pretty clear and wide)


And the crazy fun part … A light up wand !!!!!!! The pictures are taken indoor with a clear direct sunlight. Regardless of the bright daylight the wand light is bright, very impressive!!
It can be turned on/off from a small push button on top of the wand.



Finally , swatch.. Top is applied, bottom Left swatched and Bottom Right is blended.


OVERALL: Retailing at $25 Each, I chose a red (no second thoughts there) “Barcelona”. Application was easy! Very subtle fragrance that feels more “natural” than chemical. This is such a hydrating lip product, it stayed on for good 3-4 hours and the tint continued afterwards as well. I have honestly never come across something that feels so soothing, light and comforting on my dry, always dehydrated lips !! Although in retrospect, i wish I had requested a more neutral shade so I could wear it all the time without looking ready to rock ! 😊
This is a must try for those that want an all natural answer to dryness.
Website link is http://rozge.com/lips/color/lip-gloss.html. I definitely want to try more products from the brand now.

*Products were sent as part of a giveaway. All opinion is my own. This is not a sponsored post.

L’oreal Paris Colour Riche The Blam 418 Caring Coral

Extremely Hydrating, it doesn’t really have much of a color but more of a sheen tint.

Indulge your lips with Colour Riche® Balm. This tinted lip balm provides a hint of luscious, kissable color, smoothing lips instantly and for a full 8 hours of continuous hydration. Lips are softer and more supple all day long—and keeps conditioning even after it’s been removed.
Available in 8 wearable shades.






Left is single swipe and Right is 3 swipes (not much color)


OVERALL: Packaging Looks really tempting. I won’t agree with 8 hour wear… It gives about 3-4 hours of hydration. The color is too mild and looks more of a sheer gloss or lip balm. Nice product but I wish for more color, at least for a product that costs almost $8.