Hey luvs, we are Mahe and Raahema. We are two cousins who, despite the geographic distance that divides us, share the same love for fashion. Between living in the Garden state, NJ and the Keystone state, PA, we come across many different people with many unique styles. We are Pakistani-Americans and while we straddle two very different cultures, we find a good balance between the two. Our sense of style is influenced by our religious background as well as our culture. We will fill you in on all the things we are loving this season.xoxo.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Hey Luvs, we hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!! Did you go Black Friday shopping? If you did let us know your steals and deals in the comments below!!

Mahe and Raahema

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish!

Hey Luvs, it's Mahe here with a post about my new favorite nail polish!! I recently just got the Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish and I have to say it was love at first sight! I for one love the packaging and the price! They retail for only $2.99, which is a total steel when compared to the Essie polishes! The formula is a little bit on the runny side. But the finish these polishes give on your nails are so pretty! It only takes 2-3 coats and it dries instantly!!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Review: Elf Tinted Moisturizer

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a review on the Elf Tinted Moisturizer. I recently purchased this product and wanted to let all of you know the pros and cons of the products.


1. Inexpensive- only $3!
                                                               2. Light- not very heavy like a foundation


1. Little product- The bottle is small to begin with. Being half empty is not exactly a bonus.
             2. Not a moisturizer- Although named a tinited moisturizer, this does not moisturize your skin.
             3. Orange tint- Probably the worst thing about the product is the orange tint that it gives your skin. It really makes it look like you got a bad spray tan.

Overall I do not reccommend this product. Please do not go and waste your time and money on this horrible tinted moisturizer.  I would rate it about 2 out of 5 *****.

So, what do you think of the Elf Tinted Moisturizer? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Night Time Routine!!

Hey Luvs, it's Mahe here blogging about my night time face routine! I have a new system for my face and I thought I would share it with you guys!
First off, i take of my makeup with water. I have tried a few makeup removers but they don't really work well with my skin. i have super sensitive skin and very dry skin! So when i take off the majority of my makeup I then use the Clinique 3 Step face system. I use the type for dry to very fry skin. I wash my face with the liquid facial soap in extra mild. This really does moisturize my face because this face wash is more of a lotion consistency that works well with my skin type! 

Then I use the clarifying lotion by applying it to a cotton pad and wipe it across my face. this exfoliates your skin and keeps it glowing!

Lastly I put on the clinique moisturizer and I have to say that this is the best moisturizer I have ever used! I know clinique can be a little bit pricey so what I would suggest is just to get the regular moisturizer because it has SPF in it whih will protect your skin from the sun and don't bother getting a night cream because it is basically the same thing just it doesn't have the SPF in it!

So, yeah, this is basically what I do and I love it. I feel like my skin looks a lot better and healthier! BUT DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER!!! <-- #1 RULE!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Tag 2012!!!

Hey luvs, it's Mahe here with a Black Friday tag video!!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trend To Try: Legwarmers!

Hey luvs! It's Raahema here with a post all about legwarmers! Now that we're heading into winter, legwarmers are the perfect accessory to keep you warm and fashionable! This trend from the 80s is definitely coming back!

These fun legwarmers are the perfect way to add a pop of color to any outfit!

These forest colored legwarmers are great for keeping warm and looking stylish at the same time!

Wearing legwarmers with boots is a great way to wear them if you want to add a little detail to your outfit.

So, what do you think of legwarmers? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Hey Luvs, in today's video I am talking all about my favorite and least favorite perfumes!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Review: Herbal Essence's Heat Protectant

Hey luvs, remember when I did that awful review on the Aussie heat protectant shine spray, well I found a new heat protectant that is amazing! It is from the brand Herbal Essence, which is one of my favorite hair brands. This heat protectant is 100x better than the Aussie one!

Aussie Heat Protectant Review: http://cousinscouturexo.blogspot.com/2012/05/products-i-regret-buying_24.html

The heat protectant by Herbal essence works wonders! The smell is fresh and frutie! It tames my hair and leaves it sleek and shiny! Have you ever tried this product? I recommend everyone to try this heat protectant out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Friend or Foe: Black Nail Polish?

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with another "friend or foe" post! Today's post is about a controversial trend that is definitely not for everyone. Black nail polish. Personally, I love black nail polish, and I definitely feel that you can wear without looking too over the top or goth, but still look edgy and cool. However, I know that a lot of people are not a fan. If that is you, then in place of the black, I would wear a dark green or purple. That way you still have a darker color but not straight out black. What do you think of black nail polish? Friend or foe? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Heart Fall Tag!!

Mahe <3

Friend or Foe: Wedged Sneakers?!

   Hey Luvs, it's Mahe here with a post about shoes again. I know I recently did a post about loafers but I came across another type of shoe that I thought would be an interesting thing to blog about! In magazines and in stores I have been seeing sneakers with a built in wedge.

When I first saw this type of shoe I did not know what to think of it. I don't think this shoe is for me. Personally I don't I would ever wear these type of shoes. I am not a heel or wedge type of person anyway, I love my flats and loafers!! What are your feelings toward the wedged sneakers? I have seen  many celebrities rock these shoes with sass!!
Let me know in the comments below what you think?

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Hey luvs, it's Mahe here with a post all about unique accessories!! Lately I have been on the hunt for some cool unique but inexpensive jewelry pieces. Though, I have not found the perfect pieces yet I thought it would be fun to blog about it! 

First Piece: The Ear Cuff

I love this ear piece! I love the fact that you don't need to get an actual cuff piercing, the cuff part just attaches to the side of your ear! NO PAIN!! There are many different types of ear cuffs, the one above is more delicate and simple where as the one on the bottom is edgy and intricate!

Second Piece: Knuckle Rings
Knuckle Rings are super edgy and make a bold statement.  These rings take up your whole finger. There are also other types of knuckle rings like the ones below.  The ring on the right takes up about four fingers and lays horizontally unlike the ones on the top. On the left is a knuckle rings that takes up just the top knuckle of one of your fingers! I love this one so much because it is simple and elegant!


Third Piece: Ring Bracelets


Ring Bracelets are so pretty. It is a bracelet and ring attached as you can see above. These bracelets are so versatile because of how simple or intricate you can buy them. 

As you can see these accessories take a different spin on the average rings bracelets and earrings! What is your favorite accessories to wear? Leave it in the comments below! TTYL


Friday, November 9, 2012

Trend to Try: LOAFERS!

   Hey luvs it's Mahe here with a "Trend to Try" post.  I bet all of you girls have at least one pair of simple or intricate flats sitting in your closet. Flats are a nice staple piece to have in your closet. Flats are   a great piece to have but I feel like they have been over used with all of the different colors and patterns you can choose from. Don't get me wrong flats are amazing, I wear my flats to death. But, sometimes flats can get repetitive. For example...

A new trend that is sprouting this season are loafers! Loafers are still flats but the top part of the shoe is a little squarish, here is what I mean. 


Loafers are so cute and come in different patterns and colors. They are like the basic flat but, in my opinion they are way cuter. What do you think of loafers would you wear them? or Do you think they are old lady like?


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fashion in Another World: OOTD!

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a wedding OOTD! I recently attended a traditional Pakistani wedding and wanted to show you what I wore! I guess this is an OOTD post and FIAW post mixed in one! Enjoy!

So, for the wedding I wore a traditional dress in green and purple. Underneath I wore a green "churidar pajama" which is like a skinny pant that bunches up at the bottom. The outfit also had a green "Dubata" which is basically a scarf worn behind your neck.

I accesorized with some bangles, also known as "churia." They were a pinkish purple color to match the purple in the outfit but unfortunately look rainbow on camera!

For shoes, I wore a cream colored pair of peeptoe flats!

What did you think of my wedding OOTD? Leave your response in the comments below!
Raahema <3

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Update Video!!

Hey luvs, here is a short video on whats going on here on my end!!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Depressing Devestation

   Hey Luvs, sorry for the lack of blog posts on my part here in New Jersey. As you may or may not know there was a massive hurricane that hit a few states on the East coast. My family and I were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We haven't had power for about six days and we are currently staying at our friends house . Thank goodness we still have water, but we need to conserve it. It is so depressing driving through the town seeing that gas lines are over a mile long and people are waiting in long lines just to get a warm cup of coffee.
   On Sunday, the day before the eye of the storm was going to hit, my family and I went down to the Jersey Shore to look at the waves; which were huge by the way, and now within a day and a half the boardwalk is no longer. Though this hurricane will never compare to Katrina 2005, I cannot even explain the impact the Hurricane Sandy had on us.  Anyone reading this who was impacted by this storm, I hope you and your family stay safe.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Fake Nails: Friend or Foe?

Hey Luvs! It's Raahema here with a quick post on fake nails. I basically wanted to ask you guys whether you liked wearing fake nails, and what you thought of them. I am not the biggest fan. Although i love the way they look, i don't like the feeling of them on my nails. I also don't like the excess on my nails after you take them off, and the lack of scratching ability that you have with them on. Lol. What do you think of fake nails. Friend or foe? Leave your response i the comments below!
Raahema <3