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!

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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

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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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