Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Remington Pro Ionic Ultra 2200 Watt Blowdryer D5020 Review

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 These days hair straighteners are 'in' but i wanted a look that is more natural and something away from those dead straight and sleek hairs. My hairs are naturally curly, but God forbid not those Afro curls. I therefore, was looking for a hair dryer that couldn't only straighten my hairs but could also prepare my unmanageable puffy hairs for a hair style. Many thanks to Sara Hassan who suggested me to get Remington pro ionic ultra, 2200 watts.

Remington Pro Ionic Ultra- Features
  • 2200 watt power
  • Low noise
  • Ion indicator light
  • Diffuser for extra volume and body
  • Concentrator for precision styling and drying
  • Ion generator
  • Ion indicator light
  • 3 heat settings
  • 2 speed settings
  • hang-up/ storage loop
  •  Ceramic tourmaline grille for even heating
  • 3 years warranty
My Experience
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 The pro ionic ultra Remington blow dryer has a two in one black and chrome body. It is an excellent saloon style professional hair dryer with comfortable grip and a cord more than average in length. However, you still need a mirror close-by your switch and plug board.

 Pro ionic conditioning is a technology that transform the water droplets, present in damp hair into smaller and numerous water droplets which ensures quick drying. This ofcourse, means less heating and thus less damage to the hairs. Moreover, the grille is also ceramic-tourmaline that emits 90% more ions than other hair dryers. This protect hairs from spot-damaging and keep hairs healthy, shiny and bouncy for a long time.

After using this blow dryer on towel dried hairs, I feel happy to notice the absence of those freaky fly-aways , smooth touch and the healthy shine. It has three heat settings. I feel most comfortable with the level 2 heating. The concentrator attached with the packaging makes it even more reliable, since it helps in targeted quick drying and helps hair cuticles lie flat to reflect more light! By the help of diffuser one can create extra bounce and volume in hairs or even may use for defining curls and waves. I havent used it yet, as i really do not appreciate any added volume in the hairs that are CURLY. It also has a cold-shot button to blow blast of cool air, for setting the hair style.

The buttons are a drawback. I would have liked if the buttons were placed vertically instead of in a horizontal position. It becomes quite hard to switch between different heat and speed settings when you are yourself drying your hairs alone .The storage loop is quite handy. In between drying-session, it can easily be hung-up on a nail while you make a style or fringe in your hairs.

My hairs with Noor-Jehan inspired hair style :D
I am happy with my investment and hopes that it will work longer for me.  I got it from at PKR 4450/- including delivery and handling charges. I had to place a special request for this dryer as it was not available on the website.

End of line
Good for small to medium length hairs. Excellent for normally thick hairs.
Get it if you want shiny, straight hairs free from frizz and flyaways.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Spa Ceylon's Pain Relief Therapy

How much do you give importance to "Soothe" in your life? All of us, at some turns of life feel hectic, terribly tired with our nerves tauten and muscles stretched. This, prevent us from using our best skills and abilities even after putting-in all our efforts and energies. Therefore, one must not neglect  mental health. Mental and physical health go side by side. Spa Ceylon, with their ayurvedic treatments is serving the people, helping them feel relaxed and peaceful.

I have previously reviewed some very great products of the brand, and today I am here to review yet another wonderful item from their stock. It is "Comfort Pain Reliever Balm" and "Vatha Pain Reliever Herbal Compress".

Comfort Pain Reliever Balm

I must say this balm is excellent. Much better than traditional pain reliever balms like moove or iodex. It  has a very buttery consistency that appears semi-solid in the bottle but will melt as soon as you touch it and apply on your body/affected area. It has very strong mint smell that immediately lift-up the senses. Applying it provides instant comfort and relaxation from worldly thoughts. It lays a very soothing effect and quickly reduces muscular pains, joint aches and sprain.

It contains paraffin free pure essential oils. I do not recommend to use it serious medical conditions, however it is  quite effective for minor body aches and sprains. I got a steel rod fallen on my foot from the height of almost 5ft. I immediately applied the balm and kept it in use till 3 days twice a day. It lessen the pain in first few uses and totally vanished the third day.

Vatha Pain Reliever Compress
 It is a heat activated herbal compress. It soothes, calm and relaxes both mind and body. It is best for therapy and cures muscular stiffness. My mom has backbone disc problem and she often feels pain in her back muscles.

It should either be heated in steam for 10-15 minutes or in a micro-wave. After checking the temperature, start herbal therapy with the suitable pain relief balm. I used it with Comfort pain relief balm on her. The compress invigorates the senses and soul, and the patient will fall asleep most probably.

Both of the products are available for $10 at

The compress may be used upto 10 treatments, and should be refrigerated between uses.

End of the Line
Over all both of the products are just amazing. It should be in your first-aid box :)
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cute & Charming New Arrivals at Blue Jewel

I was sent a sample of Lapis Lazuli pendant by Blue Jewel, Islamabad. It seemed more like a talisman, therefore I suggested the supplier to come-up with some uniquely carved jewellery items. I was happily surprised when I got an email by them with some sneak-peak of their new arrivals.

Now you can wear the stone of kings and queens, the stone of love, peace and confidence with full confidence!! This will not only keep evil eyes away from you but will also enhance your beauty. Wear it like a Fashionista and flaunt like a Beauty. Now all Lapis Lazuli jewellery  is "two-in-one". Stay protected by the qualities of the stone and look like a princess as it is beautifully made!

*This post contains some parts of a Press Release

Please check their website for more items:
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Eid Discount Offer at Blue Jewel

In my latest post, i introduced Blue Jewel- house of genuine Lapis Lazuli.

At the auspicious occasion of Eid, Blue Jewel is offering its customers a 10% discount on all items. You only need to enter the code :-)

*Extract from a Press Release*
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Blue Jewel- Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Review

Stones have some very dominant effects on one's life, myth or a fact? Today I am here with a review on gem stone which is known as "stone of heaven" and "blue gold". This stone is Lapis Lazuli which is known for its positive energies of love, truth and confidence for the wearer. 

Blue Jewel-Home of Genuine Blue Lapiz Products
Blue Jewel is an on line store of Islamabad, Pakistan that offers a great variety of jewellery made by lapiz lazuli gemstone. You may browse through their collection of cuff-links,bracelets, pendants, earrings and rings. 

Locket of Love and Truth

I was sponsored with locket of love and truth by the store. It is rectangularly shaped, hand-polished, very smooth in touch, shiny and deep blue with golden pyrites. Lapiz Lazuli is always in blue, though shades may vary with either white or golden touch. The pendant i got, seems more like an amulet, but can be worn as a jewellery item if studded.

Effects of Lapis Lazuli

  • It is believed that lapis lazuli when worn as a locket,  helps wearer in making strong decisions and brings victory closer. 
  • In ancient times Lapis was known as the love of kings and queens. King Solomon, Cleopatra and Dr. Allama Iqbal would wear and use lapis in different forms. Cleopatra would use its powdered form as an eye-shadow.
  • It is the gemstone of love, courage and truthfulness. It makes wearer confident, so it may be used as an healing agent for those who are too shy to face public due to lack of confidence.
  • It is known for its anti-depression and anti-stress qualities.
  • It keeps danger away and repel magic and evil eyes.
  • It improves and cures medical conditions of eye and throat. It also cures blood-pressure.
  • It is the birthstone of September and December
Packaging and Specs

  • Hand polished and shiny
  • Comes with a nylon-thread cord (black)
  • Very adorable classy jewel box to keep your gemstone safe when not wearing.
  • The gem box has red-velvet covering with a glass top.
  • Available for Rs 1,900/-
History related to the gemstone

Courtesy: GreekJewelryShop
I am fond of tracing the origin of the different things specially when they have a history attached. It is said that lapis lazuli was among the first gemstone that was carved and used in jewellery. It is found in Egypt, Chile, Russia and USA and in Pakistan but the best quality comes from Afghanistan. It is believed that the more blue the stone is, the more worth it possess. Egyptians would admire this stone as precious amulets. Worldwide lapis lazuli jewellery is widely common. It make very fine rings, bracelets and earrings. People love to keep the stone in many different shapes and styles as an alternative to jewellery and may be as an amulet due to its healing powers. 

End of the Line
Lapis jewellery may serve as the best gift for your loved one, and the packaging you are to get on your purchase at Blue Jewel speaks for itself. You can also look for Lapis and silver jewellery at Blue Jewel, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Friday, October 5, 2012

BH Party Girl-40 color eyeshadow palette (Limited Edition)

I am super crazy for eye shadow palettes, therefore few days back i thought of trying 40 color BH- Party girl palette. I wanted a full funky palette but at affordable price tag and BH- party girl seemd a good option.

Bh Cosmetics BH Party Girl

"This 40 Color BH Party Girl Eyeshadow Palette was made to fulfill the ultimate socialite's dreams. Whether you want to go for flirty or cosmopolitan, this makeup palette contains must-have shimmer & matte shades for double-taking beauty at your next big event", says company.


BH 40 colour party girl eye shadow palette comes in 40 vibrant and joyous shades that will most probably fulfill all the party makeup needs. It is a sleek matte-finish plastic palette that is black-jet in colour, hence developes finger-print on frequent touching/holding.It is a good combination of matte and shimmers of bright and cheerful shades. Having a fine number of natural, party and smokey shades it is sure to stay my favourite for a long time.

My Experience:

It is highly pigmented, however some shades are more hard in application than others. Specially you need to workout pretty long when you are working with shimmers. Mattes are not only good for blending but also invite less fall-outs than shimmers.

Brown family with rust, bronze, mustard and gold is the winner of the palette if you have an appeal  of wearing natural eye-makeup. The most eye-popping colour in the whole palette is Yellow, that stands alone! It will attract your attention as soon as you open the palette. Honestly i didnot want to see it but it creates cool look. On the other hand green is the most populated family with seven shades.

Over all the palette is extremely good for blending and you can create many different eye looks with this single palette.

Price : I got it from at the rate of PKR 1,500 only.

End of the Line: A good value for money if you are looking for a funky eye shadow palette.
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Friday, September 28, 2012 Amazing Shopping Experiences is Pakistan's premier online store that stocks international branded cosmetics.

I always have very pleasing experience by shopping from Like everyone i was a bit afraid to shop something expensive from the store at first, so just for the sake of trying, I ordered MUA bronzer in march/april, that reached me in right shape.

My three purchases-three great experiences
With the first successful purchase, i was encouraged to shop more from here. I therefore ordered for a Remington Blow dryer which is around PKR 4,200. Other than a bit delay in delivery i found no bad point.  Even there is a reason behind this delay. I wouldnot be having this dryer if hadnot existed. It was not available in Lahore's malls. Or you can say that i didnot want to take risk. There are many fake versions available in local malls/stores of such electronics, hence making it very difficult for a lay man to differentiaite between fake and original.
Contrary to it, has made its name in reliable shopping in such a little time period. You can trust on the site/store with blind eyes. I placed a special request for the dryer since it wanot available on the website. I had to provid them with the images, model no. and all the further details possible by googling.

I would here like to pay thanks to the customer service representative Hifza, who has always been so kind and helping. The immediate responses of all the queries from her, really push you for a purchase.

My third purchase was the BH-Party girl Palette, that too reached me in perfect shape. The orders/products are all wrapped-up by bubble-sheets with care. I am very happy and satisfied by the working of this store, since it has brought all the branded international cosmetics in everyone's reach. You just pay, and become their fan!

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Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint- Beach 03

ello, I am back after a very long time, kindly accept my apologies. I had been quite busy in office life,and i hope you can understand how tough life becomes when you yourself are the head of department. My responsibilities werent letting me to manage time for my blog. Anyhow, I am here with a great review- once again LizEarle is here.

Liz Earle sheer Skin Tint- Beach 03

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in Beach 03
Liz Earle is the brand loved by many. It seriously is worth it. I was offered Liz Earle sheer skin tint moisturiser in shade beach 03.Shade beach 03 is defined as "the medium-to-dark shade, this works well for suntanned, olive tones and a variety of Asian skin tones", by the company. It comes in a 40ml black squeezy tube with a glossy finish. I am in love with glossy tubes and packagings. No doubt, all the packaging of the product is very sophisticated and seems to adjust your mood if you have a decent aesthetic taste.

My Experience
I was very excited to jump into trying the makeup range of Liz Earle, and surprisingly i got my hands on the very most wanted product of the brand couple of months back. Sheer skin tint is packed with SPF 15. It is light weight, but very creamy. I have oily skin and after squeezing a little amount of it from the tube i found myself a bit reluctant to apply it. I was afraid that this creamy mixture would make my skin oily or shiny that i absolutely hate. However, on applying and blending it completely i was happily encouraged to add it into my daily casual routine. It blends well, giving my skin a very glowing dewy but natural finish. It provides light to medium coverage. It will not conceal blemishes, acne marks or pimples. However, the redness or skin irritation (not chronic) will be concealed to some extent. I would strictly suggest you to not to consider it an alternate of your foundations, as it provides only light to medium coverage. If you have naturally flaw-less skin then only you would prefer to skip your foundation.

Swatches, and a comparison with the shade present on the liz website
I use it daily as a tinted moisturiser and not as a foundation.Only a little amount is enough for my whole face. It keeps my skin moisturised and hydrated with a little fancy look. I have my heart for it, since it keeps my skin look naturally glowing. However, i avoid using it when I need good coverage or a party look. I also wear my usual sun block beneath it, as spf 15 isnot enough for the hot climate of my city.

It is available for £21.00, and is available in four shades.

  • A perfect alternate of a BB cream
  • Blends well
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Suitable for casual looks.
  • Provides perfectly natural look with a healthy glow.
  • Vert attractive packaging
  • I donot like the smell.
  • Less shades, there is a need of atleast two shades in between beige 2 and beach 03.
  • SPF isnot enough for warmer countries.
End of the Line
Welcome it daily, if you fancy a healthily glowing skin.

P.S the shade present on the website is almost 3 times darker than the real shade. Please see the comparison in the picture above.

**This is a Sponsored Review, however the opinion shared about the product is unbiased and honest**
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Ishqe Rasool: Government, Media or the People of Pakistan?

Burning banks, killing own country men, destroying public property, blood-shed, riots and robberies. Is this the way to show love to Holy Prophet P.B.U.H?

Government of Pakistan declared 21st sepetmber,2012 Friday a day of expression of love to Holy Prophet S.A.W, that should have been welcomed by the people of Pakistan. We should have observed it peacefully to cast a positive image of Pakistan to the other world. Unfortunately we are the people driven by emotions or most probably some hidden henious facts. Is this ishqe rasool that totally nutter masses gather at a place burn tyres, put buildings, cars and petrol pumps on fire and rob the shops and malls? Isn't it insane to punish our ownselves on a crime which we cant even think to commit?

I agree that the blasphemous film has infuriated us. The producers and everyone involved in its making should be punished exempolary, but look who is at loss today? The one who made the film must be laughing, lying back in his couch by seeing these religious bigots!!

We should have got our protests recorded in a peaceful way. All the rallies organised, the seminars and the live programes at media would have been enough to do this job, but we the genius people of Pakistan love Holy Prophet S.A.W more than the sahaba karams, it seems. Do we even know what were the teachings of Holy Prophet P.b.U.H about? He was sent as a mercy to the entire world. Unfortunately, being extreme sentimental we are destroying our own identity. This day instead of promoting relegious peace, harmony and love-has promoted loathe, anger and furiosness. We will be called Violent, intolerants and extremists at global levels.

Who is responsible for today's deteriorating social and political condition?

Though its only in Pakistan that a day devoted to the Love of Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W has been observed at official level, I think that government is equally responsible in the blood shed along with  media. People are insane, illeterate and emotional that drives them crazy. However , it is surprising that government and media both, plan the policies and form strategies by keeping their brains aside. In the race of capturing more and more furious pictures and clips from the mad stampede media channels try to overtake each other. The situation would have been quite peaceful if there had been no violent attacks shown on media. Broadcasting and telecasting such events/tragic incidents only flare up fellow beings to ignite more flames!

On the other side, PPP government that is trying to be so innocent since morning is actually very cunning. There would be no angry mobs if President Zardari had taken only one decision of sending the embassador back to America. He could have sent him back for few days till the disaster in the country settles. We know we are the slaves of America and Zardari cannot live without the fund he gets from America. If government really wanted to show protest it could have banned NATO supply.

In my opinion all of the three, the people of Pakistan, the govrnment and the media are responsible for these wretched killings.

Very welldone, This is what we are. We have sent a negative message to the entire world. We are Muslim Fundamentalist. All religions including hinduism and christianity detest the content of the film then whom we are angry at? Instead of killings, we should have demanded a better way out. We should have demanded to send the ambassador back! Why the 2 billions Muslims couldnt get a bill passed against blasphemors yet?

 If this is jihad then why not join together to fight against the non-believers who support this blasphemy idea? Why should we kill our own people?? Why....?

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spa Ceylon Pure Aloevera Soothing Gel Review

Spa Ceylon is the name of luxury, that guarantees ultimate peace and satisfaction within your reach. I earlier reviewed hand care and foot care. Today I am going to express my thoughts on Spa Ceylon's "Pure Aloe Vera Soothing Gel".

Pure Aloevera soothing gel belongs to  the subcategory "Outdoor Care" of "Soothe" category. As obvious by the name it helps to reduce sunburns, and minor inflammations occured by very hot harmful rays of the sun.

Packaging & My Experience
It comes in a semi-transparent hard plastic bottle, cool green in colour. It is a gel made from 100% pure aloevera with amazing mind-blowing smell. In these hot scorching weather days, this aloevera gel has become my all time favourite. I need not to worry if i have to go out during the day, since I have this gel to instantly relieves and heal minor sunburns. Aloevera is famous for its healing and soothing qualities. Traditionally, in eastern countries people have their own small plants of aloevera and women love to apply the pure juice directly driven from the bark of freshly-cut aloevera bark. The Spa Ceylon has made the tedious process even more easy. You donot need to grow and cut the barks in order to get aloe juice. Simply get your hands on this gel and put it in your refrigerator.

After I come back to home I immediately apply the gel on the areas i feel itchy. It provides instant relaxation and soothes inflammed, red skin. The cooling sensation is simply brilliant. It also moisturises and softens skin. It even seems to prevent black hard patches on my feet.

Pros and Cons
  1. Soothing
  2. Refreshing smell
  3. Instantly heals
  4. Relaxes the skin
  5. Softens the skin
  6. Nourishes the skin
  7. 100% pure aloevera
  8. Affordable
  9. I found it a bit difficult to sueeze out the gel from the bottle. the bottle should be soft since the gel is thick.
$22 for 250 ml

Major turn-On: The refreshing smell
Major turn-off : Nothing

End of the Line:
A good and handy product that helps in getting rid of SUMMER FEAR!

Click here for more information

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Monday, July 9, 2012

And the Winner Is...

The wait is over. Thank you everyone who participated in the contest.

The giveaway that was sponsored by WISH company, has ended and I have also picked a winner who had highest enteries. Nila Kussriani with 119 enteries has won the contest. Congratulations Nila K.

Kindly contact me in 48 hours to claim your prize. Let me know your wish account details, so that i could get your voucher activated. After activation, you will get a free checkout of US$ 20 on Wish Trend store. :)

If you donot contact me in the given time period, i'll have to choose another winner.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Orangle Flower Botanical BodyWash By Liz Earle

Liz Earle has made me believed that nature has the power to transform our skins into soft, shiny and smooth ones besides dealing with our individual skin problems specifically. Since last month, i have been experiencing a very luxurious bath with Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash. It contains naturally active ingredients like all of the Liz products. These are orange oats and yarrow, rose-scented geranium, orange flower water, natural vitamin E and above all SEVEN pure essentail oils that boost up the spirits!


It comes in three sizes 30 ml,100 ml and 200 ml that cost £5.00 £8.50 and £11.50 respectively. Unlike other shower gels, it is a top-side down bottle with a flip- opening, supported by a rubber covering on the hole.The rubber-opening allows only suitable amount of the gel to come outside, preventing any over dribbling. The gel is orangish-yellow in colour that smells bit herbal and bit fruity.

My Experience:

I love body washes that smell strong, thatswhy this orange flower body wash has become an important necessity of my wash room. As soon as i draw it out, I am welcomed by a very intense citrus scent along with rose hints. Perfectly refreshing and revitalisng for summers. Whether you start your day with it, or end your day-it is subjected to invigorate your senses with a delight.

It forms thick pampering lathers, that acts as a perfect turn-on. It cleanse and softens the body leaving you with a heavenly aromatic experience. It is not over-greasy, so neither turns skin oily nor dry.

Pros and Cons
  1. Heavenly scent
  2. Naturally active
  3. Contains 7 essential oils
  4. For all skin types
  5. Reviatilses dead souls
  6. Forms excellent foam
  7. Unattractive bottle
Turn-on: Thick Lather
Turn-off: Bottle lacks attraction

End of the Line: I relish its presence in my cupboard! :)
Get yours here

Liz makeup shade selector- selecting shades was never so easy!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

An Intro to Blanc to Noir with Review of Nyx Box of Smokey Look Collection

Are you looking for a fashion store that is dedicated to providing fashion accessories and cosmetics at affordable rates under one roof, with supreme customer care and the quick+ reliable mode of shipment in almost any part of the world?If yes, then your wait is over. Few months back I stumbled upon Blanc to Noir online store luckily. I had a wonderful experience with them which I am going to share below:

Blanc to Noir
Blanc to Noir is an online fashion store that stocks all the famous and customers' loved brands including Sigma, NYX,FACEFRONT, NYC, Sally Hensen, rimmel London etc. They also supply some awesome ffragrances from CK,D&G,Paris Hilton, Davidoff etc. In short whatever your fashion needs may be, you are bound to find everything of your choice available at this store. So why should one get into the trouble of ordering your cosmetics from one shop and fragrances from the other, when you can save your both time and energy by placing a trouble-free order at Blanc to Noir?Not only this, their website is very user-friendly. It shows everything on its landing page. You donot need to waste yourtime by continuously roaming about the site. The category tabs show all the brands and products once you roll your mouse on it. you can even save more of your time by browsing the store by brands and categories. The store supports international shipping with complete guarantee of fair parcel shipment. I placed an order for NYX box of smokey look collection that unfortunately was misplaced by Pakistan's custom house and I never received it. However, Blanc to Noir showed extreme kindness and generosity by dispatching another same eyeshadow palette for me that I received with in 14 days.

NYX Box of Smokey Look Collection

It is a full package for different and complete smokey looks. It contains 58 eye shadows, 2 face colours, 3 blushers, 1 highlight, 1 contour, 1 bronzer,12 glitter creams, 16 lip colours, 1 eye liner, applicators and mirror.

Eye shadows:

There are four sets of smokey looks namely classic smokey, purple smokey, bronze smokey and natural smokey. All eye shadows are matte with few shimmery ones in each set.
  1. Classic smokey

Classic smokey is the set containing 8 separate shadows of high and light tones of grey & black with a quad. It makes best look for night time functions specially weddings.

    2. Purple Smokey

It has excellent shades of purple, undoubtingly will make you stunning for evening parties. It also has got 8 shades with a quad at  top whereas two are the face colours.

3. Bronze Smokey

This got the shades of bronze, and golden. Perfectly suitable to wear in day time.

4. Natural Smokey

This has captured my heart, even with the heaviest application it will not make you look unnatural or heavy. The shades are lighter than the bronze smokey but seem like belonging to the same family. I love wearing it on my eyes on casual occasions.

Blusher/Bronzer and Contour

1.Bronzer and Contour
 Bronzer is suitable for warm skin tones like Asians with a real bronze dust shade. However contour and highlighter powder is fully matte. The contour shade is very dark though which is a turn off.

It has got 3 blushers with light and decent shimmer. whoaa!! The first one is peachy pink, awesome for summers, whereas the other twos are rose pink and baby pink respectively. The last blusher is awesome for fair skins, since it seems to do wonders on such tones.


Can you get 16 awesome lip shades in an eye shadow palette else where? These are pinks, golds, peaches and reds. All closer to a natural application. Lip shades are moist and doesnt tend to dry or make your lips parched.

Eye creams

12 glitter creams. My smokey makeup is never completed without glitter creams. They are silver, bronze, golden and grey. I love all the glitter eye creams. However i'm afraid they will not last long.

It has got 4 concealers-brown, skin, light purple and light green.

I donot think that i need to describe packaging. Photos are the proof to speak for the kit.

My Experience:
I am in love with this smokey look collection, since it deals with all my makeup needs from night functions to evening and day wear including a natural wear. The eys shades are matte and shimmery both. Easy to apply and are pigmented. Only a little fine amount is ok if you have soft brushes. Eye creams do wonders as a finishing touch on smokey looks everytime. The eye liner is basically a black eye pencil. Very soft and easy to glide on lids.
It is A complete travel package. Yeah, you donot need to carry all that pile of several glosses, lip sticks and blushers with weather switches in your bag. Simply get your Nyx box of smokey look collection from Blanc to Noir for only US$18.70. You are subjected to get a discount if you buy from this store, since the market price is $22.00. The size is travel friendly i.e 4*6.75.

Turn on: The complete Package
Turn- off :Nothing

End of the Line: If you are crazy for kits and donot want to collect cosmetics pile, then go grab your hands on it! It deals with all the needs of a normal home-based consumer.

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YDA Strike- Looking Deeper into It

A doctor after police torture-coutesy: siasatpk
We are Pakistanis, but unfortuantely we are the world's top negligent nation in my opinion. We are the people who love to accept everything as we receive it.  We are blind followers of personalities. Our brains donot rule us, but personalities whom we worship (pardon me). We donot think, investigate or try to form our own opinion. We are the nation who believe on whatever is fed into our bogus brains. We donot have any reason to follow any one. No wonder, why we have to face puppet government everytime. I was shocked to see Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja pervez Ashraf standing still in the respect of a telephonic address of a strong political party that belongs from karachi. 18 carore people, and no one to distinguish between good or bad? Nothing is strange when you are in Pakistan.

These days young doctors are on strike. A common perception prevailing in the country about doctors is not so good. The current situation has filled the hearts of common people with more hatred that has turned everything aggressive and brutal. I donot support YDA strike and it is no way humane to leave the patients dying however, we must not forget that we are exposed only to what we are shown on media. Media is never unbiased, it goes in the direction where it could earn more and more and more.. It is not to clarify again that how loyal is our media after Mubashir Luqman's and Maher bukhari issue had come on surface.

Punjab goverment is spending millions on the advertisment campaign against doctors claiming that they had given a high pay-raise to young doctors last year. Now doctors are getting double the pay than their fellows of other fields. However doctors claim that they havent experienced any such pay raise. All the government's ads are based on lies and frauds, as claimed by the doctors.
Police is arresting and torturing many doctors. According to the news two doctors got their legs broken, including Dr.Naeem from sir Gangaram hospital who got a serious heart attack and was moved to ventilator last night. There are rumours that he has died today.

Is this all justifyable? Torturing, beating and treating the cream of the nation in the most inhumane way is what needs serious immediate actions to be taken against. Everyone has rights to peaceful protests, because if you donot protest no one is going to listen to you. I think that Shahbaz shareef should listen to their demands, if not accept them. I though  wonder why donot YDA representatives prove at media that their salaries werent increased last year? Media is famous in bringing every crime into light, then why just it doesnot play its role and collect the payment invoces of medical officers from govt records? This will clearup all the mess. This will separate water and milk!

If punjab govt is so caring then why doesnot Shahbaz shareef try to focus on following aspects:
  1. One doctor for every 18000 patients in government hospitals.Why?
  2. Ministry of health's seat is vaccant for last 5 years. Why?
  3. Replacements of six health secretaries in last four years. Why?
  4. Most important- HEALTH BUDGET ONLY 1.2%. WHY?
Why dengue fever took so many lives last year in Punjab, specially in Lahore? Why no preventive measures were taken beforehand by punjab govermnet?

I am not going to believe what media is showing. Though i donot believe plainly on doctor's statements too. I have my concerns to which i am seeking answers. Only after that i'l manage to judge who is right and who is wrong. Yes, as a citizen of Pakistan it is ME who has all these rights!!
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My Interview at The Pakistani Spectator

Few days back, i was happily surprised to see an interview request lying in my inbox from The Pakistani Spectator. Read below to find about TPS and the interview :)

The Pakistani Spectator is a platform where you may get to read the news, views and opinions on Pakistani politics and on international politics with connection to Pakistan.It also keep a fair light on the world's entertainment industry.

I am thankful to The Pakistani spectator for letting me a chance to express myself at such an honorable site. Please read my interview here
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Wish Company-Delivering Korean Trends & Goods

Wishtrend is a Korean online shopping store that stocks and supply korean beauty, fashion and entertainment brands.

I like wishtrend since the beauty brands they supply are aimed at Asian skin tones. Not only their cosmetics are relevant to my skin type and tone but the products that are intended to make the skin appearence better for instance, making it smooth, even and free from blemishes etc do wonders on my skin.

Wishtrend sells cosmetics under following categories:
  1. Makeup-BB creams, eyeshadows, brushes,applicateors and powders
  2. Skin Care- Cleanser, toner, serum/essemce, cream and masks
  3. Body Care-Body moisturiser,body cleanser, hand, value kit
  4. For Men- Cleanser, toner, serum/essence, grooming and cream
  5. Variety-pouch,bags, socks,magazine & cartoons
They are dealing with following Korean brands:
  1. Bubble Bon Bon
  2. Caolion
  3. ciracle
  4. Daycell
  5. Gatzmen
  6. Hello everybody
  7. JJOY
  8. Klair's
  9. Lyramoa
  10. MUSTAEV and several others
Wishtrend have started an amazing program for bloggers of the world. They provide "WISH magic box" every month with some goodies inside to try out. The wish box for the month of june contains some products from Skin & Lab. They are:

  1. Dr.Vita vitamin E plus moisturising cream
  2. Dr. vita clinic Vitamin C
  3. 10 samples
I will be reviewing the full sized products in 2 weeks. I need a period of three weeks to try out the product before i could write a review.

I am pretty satisfied with the service they provide. The customer service department is most important and I feel no hesitation in declaring that Koreans are really very friendly and sweet people :-) The delivery duration is 10 to 14 days maximum. Products are carefully wrapped in bubble packaging, so you need not to worry. Simply place your order and get your hands on some amazing korean beauty products that suit your skin :)

P.s You can also avail wish coupon for $5 discount. Look for it in my side bar!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JoJo Khata Saeb Review

JoJo is a big good name that is famous for distributing lusciousness around. The colourful lovely packaging attract consumers even more. Today, I am going to make all the kids happy, who are consuming lots of their time on the laptops and PCs in summer vacations. JoJo treasure box sent "Khata Saeb" candy for review today :)

My Experince:
Khata saeb candy, as the name sounds is a bit sour, bit sweet in taste. It tastes like a raw apple. Being green in colour, it is so much welcoming for the tastebuds in summers. It comes in a box of 70 pieces. Similar to its siblings Kata lemon and khati strawberry, it also has got an icon ofa naughty fruit on the box. The raw green apple seems in a pretty good mood, with wide opened mouth, tongue out and eyes troubled. This all comine together to suggest a peaky sour taste.

It contains sugar, liquid glucose,citric acid E330, artificial flavour apple& artificial colour E102 (tatrazine ) E133

JoJo foods are the most consumer interactive confectioners and keep organising activities from time to time in different schools and parks/resorts. The photogallery of such events can be viewed here. Not only this jojo has much more for its facebook fans as well.Like their facebook page or visit their website here
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spa Ceylon Hand Cream & Cuticle Balm Review

Spa Ceylon offers extensive hand care range, out of which I got a chance to try & review Cardamom Rose Hand Cream & Cardamom Rose Nail & Cuticle Balm. What sort of experience I had with these two Ceylon's Ayurvedic products? Read below to find out.

Cardamom Rose Hand Cream

It is a white milky solution, of slightly thin consistency with strong but amazing aroma of cardamom. The bottle is semi-transparent plastic made & green. It contains cardamom, rose, honey, virgin coconut and almond- 100% Ayurveda actives.

I found it a light hydrating formula, specially made to moisturise and nourish dry and rough skin. It leaves my hands soft and smooth, even toned with a light herbal fragrance that soothes and relaxes over-worked hands. It doesnot make hands greasy or oily in anyway. Easily blendable and gets absorbed just in few minutes. I prefer applying it at night before i go to sleep to get the maximum benefit of the hand cream. However, it is suggested that the cream should be used several times in a day-everytime after washing hands to notice a quick difference in parched and dry hands. It helps prevent moisture loss & keeps hand fresh and youthful.

Cardamom Rose Nail & Cuticle Treatment Balm

It is semi-sollid, part of it will melt if you keep it in a warm temperature/surroundings. However, if you keep it in air-conditioned room, it will remain semi-solid. It melts in instants when it gets intouch with skin. It has hint of light yellow in it. It smells much like cardamom rose hand cream with the dominent aroma of cardamom. It helps conditions and soften the cuticles whereas treat & repair dry brittle nails.

It contains essential oils for intensive cuticle and nail treatment. It made my cuticles soft and removed the thick ,black lines from cuticles though, it didnot help much in treating the nails. My hand nails have few crinkle lines (i know i need to improve diet), that i had hoped, will be removed with the regular use of this balm. However, I had to face little disappointment. The crinkle lines have been REDUCED, not fully removed. My foot nails are dry, brittle and have developed dark patches that are obvious only when seen carefully. Sadly, the nails still look lusture free and dull. I guess, with an improved diet I need to continue the balm treatment for some more weeks in order to see complete results.

It is to be used at night. I apply it on cuticles and nails with a spare small eye brush by taking a generous amount. Then massage it for few seconds and leave overnight. I also love finishing off my pedicure & menicure with this cuticle balm and soothing hand cream.

Pros and cons
  1.  Refreshing and soothing
  2. Helps prevent moisture loss
  3. Nourishes & make skin soft including treating cuticles
  4. Easy to use
  5. Smell so natural that lifts up the soul & energies
Major turn on: Oh, the AROMA!!
Major Turn-off : Nothing

End of the line:
Both the products are worth buying since they really live up to the results claimed. If you are a lover of natural aromas in your cosmetics then get your hands on Spa Ceylon's products. I am extremely satisfied with hand cream and partially with the cuticle balm. I am sure, continuing balm treatment for several more weeks will definitely remove my problems, as claimed by the company. Since my foot nails were longtime fogotten by me, I understand nothing can help in a swish of wand. Overall, both the products are recommendable!

Click here to access Spa Ceylon website. They offer free worldwide shopping for purchase over US $75.

Read my previous reviews on Spa Ceylon Foot Care here & Spa Ceylon Ayurvedic Treatment here
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Spa Ceylon Ayurveda-Cooling Foot Scrub & Foot Relief Review

I havebeen using Spa Ceylon's green mint cooling foot scrub and green mint cooling foot relief for more than three weeks. Whether or not both the products live upto their expectations, continue reading below to know.

Green Mint Cooling Foot Scrub-(Soothe Foot Care)

It is a granulated thick paste with a soothing smell of fresh mint leaves. It contains, lime peel, dark grapes and volcanic minerals that aim to lighten dark patches, rough skin areas and discolourations. Whereas peppermint and lemongrass essential oils,helps to cool and refresh the feet, also controlling the bad odour rising often from feet.
Since I have to go office daily, my feet were affected severly by the harmful UV rays and therefore, some unwanted dark patches were developed on feet. Also, i rarely get time to pedicure, which makes my feet hard, with those ugly cracked heels. I also got bad marks near ankle, and at the sides of feet due to uncomfortable shoes. However, after using the foot scrub- i noticed that the rough patches and dicolourations are being reduced gradually. This natural purifying formula literally softems, smoothens and revitalise the dead, dull and tired feet. The cooling effect of green mint soothes tired feet and also the tired soul. The scent is quite strong, but I love it. It healed the cracked dark heels, and turning them soft and pink!

It is damn easy to use. I use it twice a week/ sometimes once only. You only need to massage it in circular motion like anyother scrub, focussing extra on rough skin patches. Keep massaging it until it gets dried and starts peeling off by itself. Now wash your feet and see the difference.

Green Mint Cooling Foot Relief

It is a white milky solution, smells soul-wrapping, that is enriched with the benefits of peppermint, virgin coconut, arnica and lime peel to soften and revive tired and dry feet.Almond, soya oil and lemon grass protects against moisture loss, calm and deodorize feet. It is best to be used after scrubbing your feet. Even with the very first application you will notice a soft glow in your feet and a feel of softness you will love to adore. It doesnot make feet greasy,just provide an adequate amount of moisture that our feet deserve. For best results, it should be applied at night before sleeping.

Scrub and foot relief both come in plastic packaging. The colour theme is refreshing green with black lids that suggests love with nature. It is suitable for all skin types.

Pros and Cons
  • Refreshing & soothing
  • Softens and revive feet
  • Treat rough patches, and heals discolourations
  • Smells amazing
  • Natural purifying formula with no side effects
  • Easy to use
  • Cool packaging

Major turn on: The smell
Major turn off: Nothing

End of the Line:
Is it difficult for you to get a time for visiting a parlour? No worries, get both these products and enjoy the professional pedicure at your home! Explore more about Spa Ceylon here. Read my previous post about Spa Ceylon's Ayurvedic treatmenet here.
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