What's In My Travel Makeup Bag & Bon Voyage!

27 April 2014





Okay, I have an announcement to make. It's pretty freaking exciting, well...for me anyway. I'm heading off on a 7 week holiday to Dubai and my home country Pakistan, so it's fitting that I do a "what's in my travel bag" right? Right. So as a beauty lover, it is very hard to compact your makeup collection, and while I want to take every single thing with me (and I'm still taking a LOT), I decided to pack practically and only take what I know I'll actually use. Plus, I need space for when I shop at Sephora in Dubai!

REVIEW: Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation

25 April 2014

Raise your hands if you have a, what I like to call, "foundation graveyard". Meaning, you have a collection of foundations that haven't worked in the past, they may not be long lasting, too thin, too thick, not enough coverage, etc. Finding the perfect foundation is hard work, and if you have found your holy grail, then kudos to you, because you're probably part of the 1%. I decided to try out the Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation*, so have I found my holy grail?

VO5 Hair Products!

22 April 2014



Hope everyone had a happy and safe Easter long weekend! Now back to blogging. Today's blog post is going to be about VO5 hair products which were sent to me. After trying them out for over a month I should say, I think I can finally give you all a fair, accurate and honest review. Some of these I loved, and one of these didn't really work for me. So if you want to know how these affordable products work, then keep reading!

Back To Basics: Getting Your Skincare Right

17 April 2014

Today's post is probably my most requested yet. Everyone is always asking me "Basmah, what cleanser should I use?", "Basmah, how do I get rid of acne scars?" etc. So to answer everyone's questions, I decided to compile this long, lengthy blog post jam packed with information on how to find the right skin care products for you. From cleansers, to masks, hopefully by the end of this post, you'll find the answer to all your skin care needs.

Voices of 2014! (And A Bit Of An Emotional Post)

13 April 2014



My body is aching, my feet are covered in blisters (thanks uncomfortable-but-really-pretty shoes), but I knew I had to have this post up today. If you're a tad bit confused, then I'll stop rambling. To cut it short, Lacee & Lattes has been chosen as one of the top 40 Beauty and Lifestyle blogs for the Kidspot Voices of 2014 awards! I found out I was nominated a while ago, but I wasn't allowed to tell anyone (boo!), and believe me, it was virtually killing me to hide it from everyone, but a girls gotta' do, what a girls gotta' do.

Favourite Blog Reads!

8 April 2014



If you follow me on Twitter then you may remember me asking everyone to send me their blog links so I can check them out. Partially because I wanted some new content to dig my nose into, and the other, because I wanted to include them on my blog roll, which shall be coming veeeerrryyyy soon. But before I make my blog roll live on my blog, I thought it would be fitting to let you know what blogs I've been loving, and what blogs I classify as my favourite (how many times have I said blog?).

The Best Highlighters!

6 April 2014



Ahhh highlighters, where do I begin? To cut it short, I love highlighters. Oily skin and dewy foundations don't work too well, so when I still want to look like I've had plenty of sleep, drank the right amount of water, and I'm just healthy overall, I turn to highlighters. You see, you can still use a matte foundation, and apply highlighter on top to give you that gorgeous lit-from-within look. Some of these highlighters mentioned will work better with certain skin tones, but I've tried to include something for everyone. So without further ado, here are my favourite highlighters!

March Favourites!

1 April 2014




Happy first day of April! I seriously cannot be the only one that thinks this year is flying by, but while it may be going at a fast pace, it means that I get to write one of my most enjoyable posts, and that's my March Favourites! I discovered a bunch of great products this month, some new, and some that I had lying around but never got around to trying. Let's get started!