Hi Guys! Today I want to do something fun to celebrate the last days of summer. In the United States, women treat a trip to the nail salon like they are going to the spa. It is a time to unwind and relax. In the past, I would get a manicure and pedicure at a nail salon or spa for special occasions or just to spoil myself. Now I just give myself a manicure and pedicure at home because it is quicker and because I like to use cruelty-free beauty products only. I hope to introduce you to Ella + Mila (See HERE) products (I mentioned them HERE) by doing a quirky Pakistani spin to them.
Getting The Farah Talib Aziz Luxe Lawn 2018
Farah Talib Aziz came out with their 2018 Luxe Lawn collection during the summer. Her lawn, along with Tena Durrani, Elan, and Sana Safinaz is considered designer lawn and fancy lawn I have tried or recommend. There are a few pieces still available online (See HERE) to purchase and they have stitching options so please plan accordingly. Like every year since 2015 their lawn ventures are full of pastel colors (that are intermixed with some bright hues), contain feminine florals, and exude class with opulence through smart embellishments like pearls, lace, tulle, and organza.
As mentioned earlier, you can get Farah Talib Aziz luxe lawn suits stitched or unstitched depending on your budget and creative sensibilities. I just returned from Karachi and had planned a visit to their store on E-Street, Clifton to get my paws on two of their luxe lawn suits (See HERE and HERE). I decided, however, to get them stitched by their tailors instead of mine. The fun part was that the tailor put his own spin on each luxe lawn suit. Honestly, I remember the only instructions I gave them were to include sleeves and have the same exact embellishments on the dupatta as the pictures. They measured me and said leave the rest to them. When I returned 2 weeks later, I saw two beautiful suits stitched very similarly, but each focused on different embellishments like pearls, lace, fabric piping, organza patches, satin tassels, and fringe – just the way I like it (they may have read my blog, lol). I can style each suit very differently each time with some of the designer shoes and jewelry I already own.
Introducing Ella + Mila
So what if you do not own a pair of designer shoes and still want to have fun with your stitched Farah Talib Aziz Luxe Lawn outfits? That’s where I would like to introduce to you to a little brand called Ella + Mila (See HERE). Cruelty-free AND vegan, the beauty brand focuses on some of the most beautiful color palettes you can have fun with. They have lip glosses as well, but I haven’t tried them so I cannot post any reviews.
What are some colors that would go perfectly with Farah Talib Aziz Luxe Lawn 2018 collection? How about painting your nails with some yellow (See HERE) or this very punny pink (See HERE) when you wear Nureh (See HERE)? For Zarq (See HERE) you can wear a lovely lavender color (See HERE), a lovely grey such as Sway With Me (See HERE) or the beautiful Ibiza Breeze (See HERE). The entirely different Surkh suit will look great with any shade of red (See HERE, HERE, & HERE). Just use your imagination and wit for the rest of the outfits.
If you would like to work like me, then do this: Open 2 windows (See HERE) and (See HERE). Then depending on your selection of the Farah Talib Aziz outfit, pick an Ella + Mila nail polish color. You can match the nail polish to the outfit’s color palette or complement it with a contrasting color. Either way the colors will look gorgeous.
Using Ella + Mila Nail Products
One thing to mind with Ella + Mila nail polish products is that unlike gels or shellac, they chip easily. I find myself reapplying a lot more, but the colors are so fun and not harmful for me that I don’t mind it. However, there are things you can do to minimize chipping. In addition to their nail care products, the brand offers a selection of top coats and base polishes. If you are on a budget, then get Top & Base Duo (See HERE). To get the full nail salon experience, I suggest starting by applying the Ready Set Prep (See HERE) on the nail beds. Then once they are dry, apply the All About The Base (See HERE) that sets the foundation for the nail polish so it can last longer. For top coats, try the In A Rush (See HERE) for the glossy look or the Matter-ly Top Coat (See HERE) for the matte look, an Ella + Mila original look.
Ella + Mila have vegan nail care products as well such as nail polish remover, cuticle remover, and nail strengthener. All can be accessed here (See HERE). These products are available on Amazon (See HERE) and at Target.