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Friday, May 27, 2011

Pond's Pure White Beauty Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Carbon : Review

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hey girls , have you ever think of using carbon on your face ??? I did not think about it until i came to know about Pond's new pure white beauty range products . Activated carbon is their key ingredient which is proven to remove dirt from pores .

 After reading so many positive feedbacks from valuable costumers around the world , i decided to try one of their product. I bought Pond's Pure beauty deep cleansing facial foam ( with activated carbon ) .

Product Information :
Pond's introduces a new skin cleansing philosophy, black attracts black. New Pond's Pure White Facial Foam is formulated with activated carbon. The black activated carbon is known to easily absorb and lift away black dirt and impurities from the skin surface and deep within pores.
Pond's website claims that :
Introducing Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam. This revolutionary product contains Activated Carbon proven to lift black impurities for purer, whiter skin.
Key features : 
  • Activated carbon
  • Vitamin B3
  • Reveals your natural pure white looking skin
  • Reduces blemishes
  • 100 grams

What is activated carbon ?

I was so curious to know about this ingredient so i google it and look what i read about it  :
Activated charcoal powder is an amazing substance and there are many benefits of activated charcoal. It adsorbs more poisons than any other substance known to mankind.Physicians primarily use activated charcoal powder for eight different purposes. Here they are:1 – To treat poisonous bites from snakes, spiders, and insects (38).
2 – To treat poisonings in general, as well as overdoses of aspirin, Tylenol, and other drugs.
3 – To treat some forms of dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, and foot-and-mouth disease.
4 – To disinfect and deodorize wounds.
5 – To eliminate toxic by-products that cause anemia in cancer patients.
6 – To filter toxins from the blood in liver and kidney diseases
7 – To purify blood in transfusions.
Because of its super-absorptive abilities, activated charcoal has been used to clean wounds on the skin. Individuals have also tried using it to absorb snake venoms, viruses, bacteria, and harmful materials excreted by bacteria or fungi. activated charcoal probably won’t harm you. It’s been used for centuries, and has relatively few documented side effects. The worst of these is the seemingly innocuous bout of constipation or stomach ache, and that’s only if you ingest it. And activated charcoal could be effective in deep cleaning your pores. (source)
My thoughts : 
Pond's pure white deep cleansing facial foam comes in a sleek and super sexy black easy to squeeze tube. I paid Rs. 325 Pkr for this 100g tube . It has a plastic lid to open which is tightly closed. It is handy and you can easily put this in your travel bag too. It has the mildest scent i have ever felt in any facial wash , which is a plus point for me .  I do not like products with stronger scents. Product is pearly grey in color. I thought it would be jet black from inside too ( but thank God it is not ).The face wash is very creamy and you only have to squeeze a pea size amount on your palm. It lathers well , and does it job very impressively.
From the very first wash , my facial skin feels instantly cleaner , brighter than before . It also did not dry my skin like other face washes. It makes my skin soft , radiant and supple and oil free with out drying it.
I also washed my face after makeup , and surprisingly it also cleaned it away . Even it removed marks of my most stubborn kohl pencils too.
Jumping towards Pros and Cons :

Pros :

  • Removes dirt and make up
  • affordable price
  • eye catching packaging
  • contains vitamin B3
  • gives a brighter complexion
  • very mild scent , almost fragrance free

  • I did not find any cons yet.

Over all , it is a great product to use everyday .
I am thinking to buy some other products of this range too.

My recommendation :

yes , I would 100 % recommend product !! planning to buy some other products from this range.

What do you think of this review ? have you ever tried this ? feel free to comment below !!

Yours truly,
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jbreezy baby 450 followers giveaway !!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hey girls ,

Do you want to win all the goodies that are shown in above pic :

Jbreezy baby is so generous to have a giveaway on her blog. You can enter it here .

Best of luck girls !!

yours truly,

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry touch Sun block - Review

Monday, May 23, 2011
Hey girls , Summer is here and i thought this is the best time to review my favorite sun block . Its Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry touch sun block with spf 30 .

According to Neutrogena :

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30 feels like you have nothing on, but offers broad-spectrum protection to help prevent sun damage.
This dermatologist-tested formula uses Avobenzone to provide advanced protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, along with Dry-Touch technology for an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. Fast-absorbing and waterproof, this non-oily formula is enriched with anti-oxidants to help skin fight the harm caused by environmental damage. 
Heavy sun protection never felt this light on your skin.

  • Waterproof
  • Sweatproof
  • PABA-free
  • Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)

My Thoughts : 

I bought this sun block few months back , for Rs. 600 Pkr  And it does a pretty decent job.It has a mild texture , not too creamy , not too running. It is non oily , dries quickly, absorbs completely , does not feel heavy or greasy on skin . It has spf 30 , which is enough for every day routine work. It provides enough protection under the sun, But i doubt that it is waterproof .I applied it once before going to swimming pool and it did not protect me from tanning.
 It has a mild scent , which i like very much.  The packaging is very handy, you can easily carry this squeeze tube while travelling.
It is enriched with vitamin A, C and E , thats why it leaves my skin soft and supple. Making it more nourished and moisturized. It does not leave any residue on skin.
My T-zone gets very oily during summers. This products helps me to get shine-free complexion.It does not break me out . I am using it for three consecutive months now on daily basis.
see how it feels on skin

completely absorbed without leaving any greasiness or residue

Jumping towards pros and cons:
Pros :

  • dries quickly
  • mild scent
  • easy to carry around
  • non oily or sticky
  • does not break me out
  • does not feel heavy on skin
  • does not clog pores
  • contains spf 30
  • worth the price you pay for it
Cons :

  • waterproof formula does not work for me
  • slightly expensive
Conclusion :
I would highly recommend it to those who have oily skin and wants a non sticky sun screen . It worked best for me , I hope same for you girls :)

Have you tried neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sun block before ? What are your views and experiences ? Feel free to write in ...

Signing off,

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Friday, May 20, 2011

[EOTD] : My brown eyes are in love with blues !!

Friday, May 20, 2011
Hey girls , this is my first EOTD post , so i am very excited today .I am a great fan of blue eyeliner , i think it really makes brown eyes looks alive. I tried this electric blue mascara for the first time instead of the regular black one , And i am amazed how beautiful it looks on my eyes.
I did a eye makeup look using navy blue glittery eyeliner and electric blue mascara , with a hint of pink and gold .I kept this look very simple and used just a few products , And i think thats the beauty of this look , You can easily achieve this one with less effort and fewer products . So here is the final result :

with flash

without flash in natural day light

i forgot to apply kohl pencil but i think it is looking good in without kohl too

List of Products :

  • Rimmel renew & lift concealer in ivory 
  • Rimmel Lasting finish Liquid Foundation ( review here )
  • Sweet touch sparkling dust in Pink Gold ( review here )
  • In2it Liquid colorline eyeliner in navy blue ( review here)
  • Rimmel extra super lash mascara in electric blue
  • In2it Eyeshadow Palette ( i used bone white color from this palette under my brows ( review here )

Application :

I applied concealer first to hide any imperfections , then i applied rimmel lasting finish liquid foundation , After that i applied Sweet touch sparkling dust all over my eyelid and blend it with luscious blending brush .  Then i applied bone white color from my In2it eyeshadow palette inside my brows. I applied a thin line of In2it color shine eyeliner in navy blue and applied two coats of rimmel extra super lash mascara in electric blue . I did not applied kohl pencil and did not applied mascara on my bottom lashes !!

Thats super easy and fast !!

Do you like this post ? i really enjoy reading your comments . Keep in touch with your thoughts and suggestions .

  Yours truly ,

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My two blog awards !!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hey girls , it is a long due post .I was awarded the versatile blogger award by Areej Usman

and stylish blogger award by Sahrish's Beauty Advices

I want to thank both of them . They are such a sweet hearts :) i heart them . :>

There are some rules that are to be followed after I getting these awards :

  •   Thank and link back to the person that awarded you this award.
  •   Share 7 things about yourself.
  •   Award 15 discovered great bloggers.
  •   Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

                                              7 THINGS ABOUT ME

  1. I love kohl pencils / Kajal sticks.
  2. I am a left handed person 
  3. I have done my masters in literature. My other majors were masscommunication & sociology.
  4. I am engaged to the man i love  :>
  5. I am a net freak !! i can sit for several hours infront of my PC :)
  6. I love reading . books, magazines , blogs , anything read-able :) 
  7. I cannot live without my family :)

Bloggers I discovered !!

thats all for now , keep good care of yourselves ::)

signing off,

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Lipgloss Love Affair is having Giveaway contest !!

Hey girls , Lipgloss love affair is giving you a chance to win all the goodies shown in the picture below : 

You can enter this giveaway HERE .This contest is international.  Ends June 17th 

Good luck girls :)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pillus Hair Spray for thinning & falling of hairs : Review

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If you could remember , i did a post about HairLab medicated shampoo ( Read HERE ) In that post i mentioned another great medicated product Pillus Hair Spray for thinning and falling of hairs. It is manufactured my Meditech Pharmaceuticals Pakistan Ltd. It was recommended by a known dermatologist to me . It really worked for me thats why i would like to share it with all you girls :)

Packaging :

It comes in a small spritz bottle of 60 ml .That makes it comfortable to hold and  easy to carry around while travelling .

Price :

The price of this 60 ml bottle is 500 PKR . I know it would be expensive for some girls , but as it is a medicated product and really cure your hair problems . It is worth the money you pay for it.

My experiences :

My doctor recommended me to use it twice a day , in small pumps all over the hairs . It is non - greasy , and smells okay . So it is comfortable to use it as a normal hair spray . It contains UV filters which protects hairs for the harmful rays of sun . It makes my hairs looks more polished and textured .
I got rid of my hair fall problem now . My hairs looks more healthy and shiny . I am using it along with Hairlab shampoo  ,
It can also be used with any shampoo or conditioner . You can still straight , curl or style your hairs according to your choice while using these products .

My Recommendation :

Yes !!I would re purchase it !!If you are suffering from hair fall and thinning problem , you can give it a try . Consult your doctor before using any product , ( for a safe side )

Have you ever tried this hair spray ? what do you think of this review ? Please write in to me :)

Yours truly,

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Mini Haul From Saeed Ghani Store, Karachi

Monday, May 16, 2011
Hey girls , I went on shopping last weekend with my family , i went to buy some herbal beauty products for my routine skin care regime . I am a great fan of Saeed Ghani's herbal products . I am a regular user of their ubtans and rose water. Look what i bought this time from their huge outlet located at Millenium Mall, Karachi : 

  • Saeed Ghani's Orange Ubtan - Rs. 80
  • Saeed Ghani's lemon grass serum - Rs. 50
  • Green tea sparkling and whitening Mask sheet - Rs. 50
  • Cucumber Facial mask sheet - Rs. 50
  • Saeed Ghani's Castor oil - Rs. 55
  • Pearl Pourri scented beads - Rs 50 ( to keep inside my closet )
  • Layla cone mehndi ( which sales man gifted me on the purchase of above items )
I have used their saffron and sandal ubtan before , It is the first time i have bought their orange ubtan . It also have a small bottle of toner inside the packet.
The facial masks sheets are not a Saeed Ghani Product. They are thailand made. and i bought them just because i have read alot about them on beauty blogs. :)
I will be doing a detailed review of everything after using them for a couple of weeks .

Thats all for today girls , if you want me to review any above product for you , please write in to me :)

Have you ever used these products before ? share your experiences with me :)

yours truly ,

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gilded nails : 1500 Follower Giveaway!

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Gilded nails is celebrating 1500 followers on her blog . ENTER NOW HERE !! 

First winner will get  A brand new, complete set of the hard to find China Glaze OMG collection! 

Second Winner will get A brand new, complete set of the BYS Colour Change collection

Third winner will get A brand new, complete set of the Face of Australia Molten Metallics collection

So girls hurry up and enter before the contest ends !!!

yours truly ,

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Best Beauty buys under Rs.100

Hey girls , yesterday i was re arranging my make up stuff , and there i got an idea of this post. I have so many things that are good and budget friendly too, why should not i share these with my readers ??? I know that many of Pakistani girls still cannot afford to buy expensive products . I dedicate this post to my Pakistani girls out there :)
 i have selected some products for you  i like them most and you can buy them without any hassle. Prices are all under Rs. 100. And you can find them easily at any cosmetic store nearby. Have a look :

1. Acne care oil control face wash with neem extracts by SKIN CARe - Rs. 75
2. Aqua Nail color in 775 - Rs. 75 ( Read review )
3. Enchant Lip Gloss Balm in Cherry flavor - Rs. 95
4. Sweet touch sparkling nail color - Rs. 99 ( Read review )
5. Marlin Nail Colors - Rs. 80
6. Christine Glitter eye pencil in emarald green - Rs. 55
7. Davis glitter pencil in green - Rs. 90
8. Becute Lipstick - Rs. 95
9. Femina Lip Pencil - Rs. 60

Now take a closer  look at these :

1. Acne care oil control face wash with neem extracts by SKIN CARE :

 I bought this facewash when i was on a trip and realized that i forgot to put any facewash in my bag . I bought it as i am familiar with its brand Skin care . I used it for few days and i think it is a great substitute for soap . So girls stop using soap to wash your face and try this economical facewash . It has neem extracts and gives a very fresh feeling after washing. Keeps you under control , but i am in doubt of its acne care part , as i did not use it that much anyhow I like this !!

 what i do not like :  there is no ingredients list on it. They should include the ingredients list.

2. Aqua Nail Color in 775 :

I have done a NOTD post with this nail color earlier , you can read that here. In short, its packaging is cute, color intensity is great, just one coat needed and it goes opaque. No chipping for three days . The color itself is best for the summers. It is my most favorite nail color this summer. I bought mine from Millenium mall, Karachi

3. Enchant Lip Gloss Balm in Cherry Flavor. 

I bought this lip balm in winter season . It sooths your lips and keeps them moisturzed with a sweet flavor of cherry. its very sheer , just gives a hint of pink color on your lips . Smells delicious but the smell does not stays longer.  I use it before applying liquid lipsticks which can cause dryness on lips. It was available in Mango , Strawberry and other flavors too.

4. Sweet touch sparkling nail color :

I love glittery sparrkling nail colors , they looks really festive on nails . Sweet touch cosmetics has a very good quality sparkling nail colors . I have reviewed one in my earlier NOTD post . You can check it out here . They are easy to apply , needs three coats to achieve the opaque look. and does not chips off for three days.
What i donot like : hard to remove just like any other glittery nail colors.

6. Marlin Nail Colors :

i applied two coats here

Marlin cosmetics is a relatively new brand in Pakistan , I have tried two of their nail colors and lipsticks . I like their nail colors . They offers great shades, from pinks to corals , and from reds to blues. Each shade has a number specified to it. The consistency is quit thin , normally i apply three coats of it . The formula is not long wearing on nails so it starts chipping after on or two days.

6. Christine Glitter Eyepencil :

Christine cosmetics offers some very good quality products to its costumers. I have its glitter pencil in green emarald color . And its super creamy , easily glides on eyes and stays put on. It has glitters in it , that is why it looks really glamorous . Available in various colors . I am in love with this pencil. It really makes my brown eyes looks interesting . I also use it sometimes on my waterline just to gives a hint of green and it also stay there .

7. Davis Glitter Eyeshadow Pencils :

These Davis glitter pencils are easily available in the market, These are jumbo size pencils which have glitters in it . They are available in vareity of colors. Use it as a eyeshadow or use it just as an eyeliner , it looks good on eyes. I do not like the amount of glitter present in these pencils . The glitter is hard to remove from the eyes even after washing with soap or any makeup remover.

8. Becute Lipsticks :

Becute cosmetics is very popular brand among Pakistani girls , It offers some great lippies .Their lippies are available for Rs. 95 at Chase departmental store, Karachi. I have few of them , they are creamy in texture, longlasting and have some gorgeous shades. What i do not like about these lipsticks is their smells . It smells like some bees wax or something like plastics .

9. Femina Lip Pencil :

Femina lip pencils are easy to apply and have some gorgeous shades to choose from. THey are creamy and longlasting too.I like them alot , Unfortunately i forgot to take its solo picture , i will upload it later, you can see it in my first pic ( in the most left corner )

What are your favorite budget friendly products ? Share your favorites with me , I love reading your comments :)

Yours truly ,

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Beware Of Fake Cosmetics !!

Hey girls ,

I hope that you all are doing well . Today i am going to share some of my shopping experiences with you !! . I went to buy kryolan tv paint stick as my first one was finished. I stepped into a cosmetic store of Millenium Mall, Karachi . Its a very famous and big mall , you all know it very well. The shopkeeper showed me a kryolan tv stick and the price he told me was just Rs. 400. I was shocked as the original tv paint stick is available for Rs. 750 pkr. Being suspicious , i asked him thatis it an original or fake one ? He kept insisting on that it is an original one and he is selling me just because he wants to make me a regular costumer . ( makes no sense !!! ).
I stepped out of the shop and looked into another shop for the same product. That shopkeeper was an honest one. He told me that there are three versions of Kryolan tv stick is available in the market , their prices are as :

  • Kryolan tv paint stick : original - Rs.750
  • Kryolan tv paint stick : thailand made - Rs. 400
  • Kryolan tv paint stick : local - Rs. 250
I was really shocked, then just for getting information , I asked him the prices of different original and dupes products that are available in the Pakistani market. I concluded that Pakistani markets are flooded with fake or locally made products . Here are some prices of original and fake products , just for your knowledge :
(These pictures are taken from web )

Maybelline dream mousse blush : 

original is available for Rs. 750 to Rs.800 , fake one : Rs. 350

Maybelline dream mousse foundation :

original is available for Rs. 1500 , fake one is available for Rs. 600

Etude Compact twin cake : 

original one : Rs. 700 , fake one : Rs. 350 to Rs. 400

Kryolan Aqua Cake eye liner : 

Original one : Rs : 400 to Rs 450 , Fake one is available for Rs. 75 ( locally made )

I saw another shopkeeper selling Mac and Bobbi Brown gel liners just for Rs. 1000 pkr. I asked him are they original or thailand made , after a long debate he finally admitted these are thailand made but are of great quality. My advice for all of you that do not run over big brand names , Instead of wasting money over these fake products and dupes, Buy cosmetics of Pakistani brands like Luscious , DMGM , Diana of London, Christine , They are a better option.
This is just a small list , to save you girls from being cheated . Always use cosmetics and skin care products . from trusted cosmetics stores. Be safe and secure !!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SalonChic Shine Serum : Review

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hey girls ,

If you are addicted to hair straighteners and other hair styling products that can cause damage to your hairs and you are looking for one product that not only protects your hairs from heat damage but also adds shine and smoothness to your hairs. This little magical product is called Salonchic shine serum

image taken from website

What are salon chic products :

According to Salon Chic website :
Customers are demanding the latest salon trends in smooth, frizz free hair. They want a product that offers protection from heat styling damage and UV rays, whilst providing added shine and manageability. salon chic so smooth offers the benefits of salon brands but at affordable prices.
The range offers a superb straightening balm, mist and shine serum, giving you smooth, shiny hair without the frizz, even in harsh weather!

Product Information :

salon chic so smooth shine serum is perfect for smoothing away frizz and helping to prevent split ends. Contains protection agents to shield against heat styling damage giving instant shine and lustre to all hair types.

How to use :

Take a small pea size amount on your palm , apply it on your damp or dry hair , concentrate more on ends , and style as desired. Do not apply too much otherwise you will get oily look.

My thoughts :

I am an avid user of hair styling products, i found this shine serum very useful in maintaining hair shine and smoothness , even after straigtening or curling my hairs with hot irons. Just a small pea size amount is good enough to provide shine to your hairs. I use it before straightening my hairs , and the results are just amazing . it does not help in straightening your hairs . but helps them to look smooth and silky and frizz-free.

I bought mine from Chase departmental store, karachi for Rs. 260 Pkr. Such an affordable yet great product.

Recommendation :

Yes, i would recommend it to those who wants to protect their hairs for heat damage and maintains their shine and beauty.

have you ever tried this product ? Like my review ? kindly leave a comment below !!

Yours truly,


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