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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winner Announced Of Rosewholesale Gift Card !!

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Hi girls,
hope you spent a great time on this weekend. I am a little late in announcing this giveaway winner as there were some technical problems at my end and thankfully now resolved.
Lets see who won this contest this time :




 Isma Munir
 
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COngrats lucky girl,  you have 48 hours to claim your prize , please reply to my mail as soon as possible. Otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Others , please do not lose hope as there will be more contests in the near future.

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Jeeya
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Review: Saeed Ghani Herbal Whitening Soap With Sandalwood

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hi girls,
Few days back I posted about Saeed Ghani sandal wood soap on facebook and many girls requested me to review it soon. Saeed Ghani is a popular brand which sells ubtans, mehndi, attars and other herbal products in Pakistan. Their products are also available internationally.
 I bought this soap a while ago, when I was doing my grocery shopping from Bin Hashim Super Stores. Its time to reveal my thoughts about this soap.

Saeed Ghani  Herbal Whitening Soap With Sandalwood
What it claims :

Herbal Skin + is an advance whitening product, specially developed at Saeed Ghani's Herbal laboratory; were created after years of pioneering research by combining the century old recipes with science and technology. Our skin whitening secret is a unique formulation with combination of natural ingredients extracts. That works by elevating skin clarity & brightness. The nutrients and exfoliates contained in the Herbal Skin + lightening formulas promote the generation of new skin cells and are highly essential in providing an even skin tone. The result is a silky white complexion that glows from within.  

Saeed Ghani's  Herbal Whitening Soap : Review

My Thoughts:
First thing that I noticed when I opened it was its strong scent. I like it but my husband hates it. He asked me not to keep it inside bathroom as he gets sneezes as soon as he enters washroom . So be careful if you are allergic to strong smells or fragrances. It smells like sandal but its very strong. It is recommended to apply it on your face and body and leave for 30 seconds before rinsing it off. It lathers up really well. When I washed my face first time, I noticed an instant glow on my face. It removes all the sebum , dirt and dullness from my face in just one wash. I have combination skin so I noticed that my T zone area feels cleansed and oil free but my cheeks parts feels a little bit dry. I guess if you have dry skin , then stay away from this soap as it may irritates your skin. After using it for several days now there is visible improvement in my complexion. It does not make it whiter but improves complexion by removing tan.
I am using it as a body wash too, and my body feels cleansed and fragranced for many hours. The fragrance fades away gradually.
Over all, I am liking this product. But I guess it is best suitable for oily skin type and to be used in summers. Otherwise you will get drier skin.
The full list of ingredients is not mentioned on the product packaging. I wish if they provide ingredients as I am very conscious about what I am going to apply on myself.

You may like this if,
  • You have oily or combination skin
  • you are into herbal products
  • the fragrance does not bothers you
  • It is easily available and affordable
  • You want to improve your complexion
You may not like this if,
  • You have dry skin.
  • It makes your skin drier
  • you are allergic to strong smells
  • you are not fond of herbal products
  • whitening claim is not true
My ratings:
4 out of 5

Price:
I bought it for  Rs.120 From Bin Hashim Super Market, Karachi.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beauty on a budget : Best buys under 500 Rs.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
Hi dear, few years back I did a post on few products that could be bought under Rs. 100 and believe me I got many compliments and appreciation from my readers. I know this fact that we live in a country where most of the girls still cannot spend much on beauty and make up accessories. I also kept this fact in mind that online shopping is still out of reach for masses here in Pakistan.  Keeping all this in mind I have gathered few products again that are my favorites and some are included in my holy grail products yet these are affordable and available easily nationwide.

Lets have a look at these :


  • Loreal Nutri Gloss Mirror Shine Shampoo and Conditioner - I have been using these two for more than three years now and no looking back since then. Price Around Rs. 220 each

  • Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash - A multi action face wash that I have repurchased twice. Also mentioned it in my summer essentials price is Rs.250 -  Read Review HERE

  • MUA eyeshadow primer - a very good primer yet affordable Price 250 Rs. 

  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me - my go to lip balm when I do not feel like doing make up.  I love how it makes my lips soft and kissable. Price Rs. 350

  • Garnier BB Creams - for normal skin the other one is for oily skin - I mix both of them to achieve flawless skin with an healthy glow. Price Rs. 400  Read Review HERE

  • Christine Coloured eyeliners in teal - funky colors eyeliners for brighten up your everyday look- Price Rs. 150 . Review Coming Soon

  • Rivaaj Uk lipstick - it is very moisturizing , creamy and stay put for good 3 hours. Could not find more shades in it , but love it. Price 150 Rs. -

  • Medora London Lipstick - a variety of colors are available - It is matte lipstick in Full Fuschia .Price Rs. 120 - Read Review HERE

  • Essence All About Matt Transculant Loose Powder - It is a transparent loose powder which can be used as a make up fixer and blending powder. I love how it keeps my make up fresh for hours. Price 550 Rs. Review Coming Soon

  • Essence Kohl Pencil in Black - It is creamy , black , does not tug eyes while applying, the only problem is its staying power. It does not stay put for longer hours or if you have got oily lids. I use it with dusting a little bit black eyeshadow on top of it to make it stay longer. Price Rs. 175 Review coming soon

  • Sweet Touch Sparkling Dust - Its a multi purpose shimmering powder - I use it as eyeshadow pigment , some times as highlighter on top of my blusher. Price Rs. 250 - Read Review HERE

  • Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss in coral delight , Bought it recently and loves how yummy it smells like vanilla cupcakes , its a sheer lipgloss with fine gold shimmers which looks beautiful and reflects light. Price 495 - Review coming soon

  • Miss Rose Cake Eye Liner - its an inexpensive alternative to the infamous Karyolan aqua cake liner . it is not the blackest black but does it job well. Rs. 200

While I am writing this post , several other products are keep coming to my mind which I forgot to capture in the above picture. I guess I would have to write another blog post as a sequal to this one. If you have any product in your favorites list , please do share with me and my readers.

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    Friday, August 22, 2014

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    Hey girls,
    If you are following me on Facebook you must already know that last month I won a giveaway contest sponsored by Rosewholesale at fellow blogger Rabias Beauty Diary and got 20$ to spend on their site. I selected following items,
     
    . My package arrived within two weeks. Loved everything as it was exactly the same as shown on their website. In case you missed it out , read my review on concealor palette HERE

    Packaging:
    120 eye shadow palette comes in a black cardboard package and then sealed with this thin plastic wraps to avoid any mess. Few eyeshades were broken during shipment but it prevents them to create a mess and locks everything inside.
    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    These are divided into two palettes which are stacks on each other in a matte black case which is sturdy and looks good.  The red ribbon is there to easily pull out palettes. There is no applicator brush or mirror is present. The palette is travel friendly.

    My Thoughts:

    The palette consists of a variety of matte , shimmer , frosty and satin finishes. The colors varies from neutrals to darks, to earthy tones to vibrant blues, greens, gold, reds and yellows. Every possible color is present in this palette. The eyeshades are vibrant and easy to blend. But I noticed that the some of the eyeshades falls out badly. Majority of eyeshades are very pigmented and others lacks them. I think the shimmer ones are the most vibrant, stay puts for longer and blends easily while the matte ones need a good primer underneath to achieve the desire vibrancy and longevity.

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches
    Here is the list of ingredients given on the back of this palette :
     
     
    Swatches:
    Here are the swatches of some random colors from this palette :

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    120 Eye Shadow Palette by rosewholesale : Review & Swatches

    I did not apply any primer for above swatches.
    I love to collect palettes so this one is a treat for my self. I can create many eye make up looks using this palette in future. Its inexpensive and have good quality. some of the eye shades have fall out problems but otherwise its a good one to have in your stash.

    You will like this if..
    • You are looking for an inexpensive palette
    • practicing makeup and want something affordable
    • you are a PRO and use make up a lot
    • variety of colors present in one palette
    you will not like this because:
    • its not easily available
    • you do not trust online shopping
    • other options are available for you
    My ratings :
    4 out of 5
    you can buy this palette HERE

    Please do not forget to enter my current giveaway contest HERE.


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    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin vs Oily Skin : Comparison & Swatches

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    When I mentioned Garnier BB cream for oily skin in my summer essentials post last month, few of my readers asked me on facebook how different it is from the original Garnier BB cream. So I thought it would be beneficial for all my readers if I compare it on my blog.
    Garnier BB cream miracle skin perfector : original vs oil free
    Packaging:
    Both versions comes in squeeze tubes. The difference is in their appearance. The oil free one is slimmer and taller than the original one. Also I noticed that original have 50 ml of product in it, and oil free has 40 ml product. The original comes with a flip open cap where oil free has a twist open cap which creates more mess as the product inside is runny and sometimes it just pour out of it on its own.

    Formula:
    Garnier BB cream for oily skin has a thin, runny and more watery formula. It blends completely in a jiffy so you have to be quick otherwise it leaves certain patches on skin. It does not feel sticky on skin. On the other hand , the other one has a creamy consistency and looks more like a cream foundation to me. It gives a dewy finish which I love. I set it off by applying a matte transculant powder on it.


    Coverage:
     Both have SPF in it. Both provides light to medium coverage and conceals uneven skin tone, scars etc partially. If you want more coverage you can set it off with your favorite compact powder.
    

    I first bought the oil free one in shade MEDIUM , but it is darker than my skin tone. It has peach undertones. The shade LIGHT is perfect for my skin tone. I sometimes mix  both of them to achieve a semi matte finish or use the bb cream for normal skin alone and set it off with makeup fixing powder. Both of them looks very natural and does not gives you a made up look. Here are the swatches. The top one is oil free and bottom one is for normal skin.
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin vs Oily Skin
    blended well : garnier bb cream for normal and oily skin

    garnier miracle skin perfector for normal skin vs oily skin

    My Favorite ?
    I have oily skin but I love the medium coverage that I get from Garnier BB cream for normal skin. It gives such a healthy glow or you say dewy finish. I use makeup setting powder on it and it stay put on me for whole day. I just need to re touch my oily T zone area few times. I guess I love it more than the oily free formula.

    My ratings :
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Oily Skin : 4.5 out of 5
    Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector For Normal Skin 3.5 out of 5

    Both are available nationwide for price range 399 to 425

    That's all for today. If you want me to review anything else. Please leave your requests in comments below or inbox me on my other social media platforms.

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    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Giveaway : Win a giftcard worth 20$ on rosewholesale

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Hi there,

    As promised I bring you another chance to win your favorite product on rosewholesale . They are generously sponsored this giveaway and one lucky winner will win a product of their choice from rosewholesale. Try your luck !!


     
    here are few of my favorite products from their store under 20$:




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    Rules:
    • fill in the given rafflecopter form below to enter.
    • fake entries will be disqualified.
    • this giveaway is opens internationally
    • gift will be provided by rosewholesale.com
    • winner will be selected randomly
    • you will have 48 hours to claim your prize otherwise a new winner will be selected.

    enjoy! girls. Increase your chances of winning by entering everyday.

    Good luck !

     
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    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    FoodPanda Shouts Out To Girl Fans

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014


            
    "You are what you eat, so don't be Fast, Easy, Cheap or Fake"


    I have always wrote about my make up cravings and experiences. Today I am going to talk about my another passion and that is good food. Yes, I am a food junkie and love all kind of tasty, yummy food I used to be a careless eater before reading aboce quote. It comes as an eye opener to me. And I started taking care of my eating habits. And let me tell you it does make all the difference. You can control the way you look, your skin appearance, your body and all by limiting yourself to healthy food. But why compromise on taste?
    Just change a few things or substitute certain products with another and maintain an healthy life.



     
    Following is a research done by foodpanda on calorie counts of famous fast food items that inhibit most of us from eating due to concerns of gaining weight. If eaten in moderation, these fast food items do not impose negative health impacts. Cutting down on order size and a few ingredients in your meal is a smart thing to do if you’re watching out for your weight and planning to keep a healthy body.

    1.    Chicken is an essential part of our meals. When ordering chicken items opt for grilled and avoid fried. Grilled chicken cooks in its own seeping fat. Frying the chicken takes up on extra calorie counts. If you wish to go for fried chicken, skip French fries and dips.

    To eat: Grilled chicken burgers, Grilled chicken with vegetables on sidelines. Two fried KFC chicken pieces with salad. Avoid carbonated drinks, choose mineral water. Instead of French fries, pick potato wedges as they are baked.

    Calorie count: 1 KFC Chicken thigh piece contains 290 calories in full with 21g of fat. 

     

    2.    Veggie burgers are a good substitute for beef burgers. But if you wish to go for beef burgers, drop either cheese or mayo. In general, without the two your veggie burger will carry 7gms of fat and with them, 20gms. Similarly, calorie count will increase too if you add both of them.

    To eat: Veggie bun kebabs, variants of chicken wraps.

    Calorie count: 1 potato patty contains 135 calories with 8.3g of fat. Chicken Tikka wrap contains 230 calories in total. Veggie wrap contains 186 calories.

     

    3.    Be careful about your choice of ingredients in sandwiches. Avoid sweet sauces and extra toppings of ketchup and cheese. Ketchup and other dips like BBQ or Sour Cream are boosted with artificial sugar variants. Again, go with grilled chicken and avoid grilled beef. If you’re tempted to try grilled beef, skip mayonnaise and cheese. Substitute diet cokes with water. Diet cokes contain sugar but in lesser amount.  

    To eat: Fajita sandwich without extra sauces, Tuna Salad.

    Calorie count: One 6” Chicken Fajita sandwich contains 447 calories with 20g of fat. 1 serving of Tuna salad contains 310 calories.

     
             4.    Next time someone tells you pizza is healthy, take their word for it!  Always  have thin crust pizzas.
    To eat: Veggie feast pizza, tandoori chicken pizza.

    Calorie count: 1 slice of 12” medium hand-tossed Veggie feast contains 240 calories.
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    Monday, August 4, 2014

    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : Review & Swatches

    Monday, August 4, 2014
    Hi lovelies :) ,
    I am finally free after all the hustle and bustle of eid festivities and parties. I really enjoy eid festival as I have to do my makeup everyday which I  love doing.  Lately I am practicing the art of contouring as I learned that it really makes a difference in your whole makeup look. I was looking for an inexpensive palette for contouring and concealing and just came across this at rosewholesale.
    Today I want to share my thoughts about this inexpensive face concealer palette. Lets see what I have to say about it.
     
     What rosewholesale says about it :
     
    The beautiful popular cosmetic concealer set is attractive to every girl. With the cosmetic accessory your cheeks will glow with a natural
    sun-kissed look. Wearing the cosmetic concealer you will be distinctive and pretty enough among the public. It will be your best friends
    for you.

    My Thoughts:
    This palette comes in a matte black case which is very travel friendly and does not look flimsy or cheap at all. It does not contain any mirror or application brush. It is consists of 15 colors which varies from highlighter shades, corrector shades and concealer shades from light to dark. Each shade is creamy and blends easily except the first shade of first row which is more like a gloss. They covered all my blemishes and dark circles and stay put for good hours. Colors are pigmented though But you have to be careful while using the darker shades as one can easily over do it. The trick is to apply these with light hands and then blend. You can also apply darker shades as a base for your eyeshadows. I used one in my smokey look and it gave fabulous results.This palette will equally suitable for every kind of skin tone. I have not used all shades yet , just a few corrector shades and concealer ones. but I am really pleased with its results.
    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : Review

    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : with flash
     
     
    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : First row swatches

    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : Second Row swatches
    15 Color Face Concealer Palette : Third row swatches
    I wish if they also included any green or red corrector shades in it too. Over all its a great addition in my stash. It will be equally beneficial for beginners and PRO.
    You can buy it HERE for 5.44$.

    That's all for today. Weather is awesome in my part of the world. Its drizzling here and I love it. What about you girls ?

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    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Review: St.Ives Make Up Remover & Facial Cleanser

    Saturday, July 19, 2014
    
    


    On a recent trip to local market, i brought it home with other stuff. I have been st.ives facial scrub since forever now and decided to give this a try as i was running short of my other cleanser. But let me confess , it did not win my heart. Let me tell you why ..

    What does it claims ?

    Review: St.Ives Make Up Remover & Facial Cleanser

    My thoughts:
    The moment i open it i knew that i am not going to like it. The fragrance is kind of medicinal. The texture is so greasy and sticky. I tried to massage it on my moist face but it got worse. It did not remove any single traces of makeup. Keeping it in mind that i was not wearing waterproof make up that day. Just a bit of bb cream, kohl and lipstick. It smears kohl everywhere and sticks on my face like i have applied glue or something like that. It was very difficult to remove makeup then.
    I don't know why they name it as a make up remover when it is not capable of doing so. It is not worth buying at all, not even as an everyday cleanser. It is so greasy and creamy that i am afraid that it might break me out. I stopped using it after two failed attempts. I lost hope.
    In my opinion, this product is not meant for oily or combination skin, may be somebody with very dry skin may find it suitable. But for me its a big no no.

    My ratings:
    1 out of 5

    Price:
    350 Rs. bought from Chase Up store.

    Have you ever bought this product ? share your experiences with me in comments below , thanks

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    Monday, July 14, 2014

    Rs.1000 Gift Card Voucher Giveaway - Opens to Pakistani Fans only

    Monday, July 14, 2014
    hi dear,

    I have collaborated with Enchanting Collection in a Ramadan Giveaway contest. One will winner will be selected and awarded this gift voucher worth 1000 pkr to spend on just4girls.pk .
    It is open for Pakistani residents only , but my international fans do not lose hope as something Big is coming to your way in near future. stay tuned for more updates.

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    4)ADD IN YOUR INTRESTS LIST.
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    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Summer Shoes Haul !!

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014
     
    "You cannot buy happiness , but you can buy shoes and that's kind of same thing"
     
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    If you agree to the above statement than we are like minds :). I love buying shoes and cannot get enough of them. Today I am showing you my new shoes that I bought online recently.
    Lovelyshoes.net sent me a gift card to spend on their website and I selected two pair of shoes. Lets see what I have to say about my experience with them
     

    1. Zebra Print Flats Cute Bowknot Flats :
     I love animal prints and keep buying things in leopard , tiger or zebra prints. How can I ignore these flats in gorgeous red color and leopard print. The have written here zebra print but in real it is a sexy leopard print. I guess a typo mistake. The shoes are matches the stock picture provided on their website. Here Is the stock picture:

    Shoes are same like stock picture provided. I love this red bowknot details and leopard print on it.


    The material is suede and it is well made. I selected size 39 Chinese which is equal to size 38 UK. The shoes fits me well and comfortable to walk in. Some loose threads are visible though.




    Sole of shoes are also made neatly and does not slips while walking. You can see in these pictures the quality is good and worth the price you pay for it.You can buy it here for $12.16

    My ratings:
    4 out of 5

    2. Fashion Black Wedges Bowknot stitching Sandals :

    These wedge sandals are light weight and very comfortable. They sent me size 37 instead of 39 which is a bit smaller on me but I still can wear these and walk in comfortably. I love these shoes. These are made with suede material and well stitched. The buckles fastens easily and bowknot looks very cute.


     




    You can buy this pair here for $14.05.

    My ratings:
    4.5 out of 5

    Lovelyshoes.net is an online wholesaler and retailer of fashion accessories. Yes, they do sell dresses, shoes, bags and accessories. They are china based and ships internationally. They have a wide variety of all fashion items. The website is easy to navigate and you can search and browse it according to your specific needs. Customer service is pretty decent and you get response within 24 hours.

    Shipping Cost:
    The shipping cost is calculated according to weight. Sometimes it is equal to the shoes price or more expensive than the shoes itself. I bought these two pairs for $26.21 and paid $24.00 as shipping charges. They sent me shoes via EMS which took 5 working days to reach here in Pakistan. I also paid customs duty $11 (1100 Rs. Pkr).

    Hope that you like this haul post. I really enjoyed writing it. Share your suggestions, feedback in comments below.


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