Friday, April 29, 2011

Sleek Pout Polish in "Sugar May"

This is my very first pout polish.Its from the new "Avoir la peche" collection.I seriously fell in love with the colors of this collection.I got both the pout polish and the eyeshadow palette.The blush i couldn't decide on.In the pics on the website it looked like a dark peach but on some of the blog reviews that i went through it sort of seemed more orangy,so rather than risk getting something i may not like , i skipped buying the "pan tao" blush.

Okay... back to the product at hand.On the sleek web site it says;
A rich creamy peach tone that feels as good as it looks on the lips. Sugar May is enriched with Jojoba, Avocado and Sweet Almond Oil as well as having a high SPF of 15, giving you gorgeous conditioned lips that are protected from the Sun’s harmful rays.
My thoughts:
  • Great color.
  • Can be worn as it is or over a matte lipstick or liner.
  • Smells like muffin batter to me:)
  • Good consistency,not too thick and not too watery.
  • The packaging is nice.
  • The color looked darker in the pics on the website.Its more of a peachy pink.
  • Wear as is during day but for a more formal occasion,wear it over a matte lipstick.
  • If i don't mess with it,it stays in place for a good 4-5 hours.
  • I seriously cant find anything bad to say about it.

    The pic in the middle is outdoors, the other two were taken inside.I apologize for the blurry quality , for some reason my camera refused to focus:(
    It is 10g in weight and priced at $6.50 on the sleek website. I ordered it through a third party on facebook for Pkr 950.
      Would i buy it again? Yes .
      Do i recommend it? YES:)
      Available @
      Till next time....

      Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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      Tuesday, April 26, 2011


      This product range has been around for a while now.This is the first time i have given it a try.My mom is the ponds fan in the family,she is the one who put me on to this product.
      I have been using it for a month now and so far so good.
      This is not the first time i have given ponds a chance.I have combination oily skin and i always find the creams by ponds to be too thick and greasy for my tastes.Usually they have the power to cause break outs even  in winter on my face.
      But this one i like.Its the one in the tube called the  :PONDS WHITE BEAUTY PINKISH GLOW WHITENING CREAM (with lycopene+pro vit B3)

      What does it do?
      Well that is sort of self explainatory;)But lets see what ponds says about it:
      Deeply nourishes skin to a radiant pinkish white glow. Finally, a lightening cream that goes well beyond just whitening your skin. With new Pond’s White Beauty, see your skin visibly transformed to a radiant pinkish white glow. It gently evens out skin tone as it works from within to nourish your skin, leaving it instantly brighter, softer and more radiant. And its triple sun protection keeps skin safe from damaging UV rays. Your radiant, new pinkish white complexion is here to stay. The Secret of Pond’s White Beauty Revealed…. Now the Pond’s Institute has created an advanced skin lightening complex by combining its proven pro-vitamin B3 formula with nature’s own lycopene. It is designed to dilute accumulated melanin, and help replenish lost lycopene – the secret behind a glowing pinkish white radiance.

      Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Niacinamide, Stearic Acid, Dimenthicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Glutamic Acid, Methyl Paraben, Sodium PCA, Titanium Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide & Aluminium Hydroxide & Hydrated Silica & Aliginic Acid, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate & Zea Mays Starch & Lycopene & Glucose & Sodium Ascorbate & Tocopherol, Fragrance, Cl 14700.

      My thoughts:
      Color: white
      Smell: Pleasant, subtle
      consistency: light (simillar to Fair & Lovely cream ,if you have used that)
      Texture: Soft , not greasy at all.

      Totally gets absorbed in the skin.Matte finish.
      Whitening: Not sure.But than .. i wasn't using it for that purpose.
      : I like it:) A good cream/moisturizer for the heat in Karachi.Keeps my T-zone matte for a good while.
      Would i recommend it?
      Totally.Its good,Easily availible and cheap (PKR 90) What's not to like?So if you are sick of spending big bucks on high end brands or cant afford them or even looking for something new to try.This is it:)
      Till next time....

      Thursday, April 21, 2011

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      Maybelline clear Smooth Minerals Skin Perfecting Cream

      I am a BIG fan of bb creams.Always have been,The concept of "all in one" really appeals to me.Even with foundation i usually go for the medium coverage stuff than full coverage.Tinted moisturizers i LOVE:)
      The product i am going to talk to you about today is "Maybelline clear Smooth Minerals Skin Perfecting Cream"(quite a mouth full, i know)

      I have really been interested in trying this product for a long time.There is a lot of Maybelline stuff available in Pakistan,even at local cosmetic counters.But i have never come across this item (and not for the lack of trying).
      Most sales people at cosmetic counters seem unsure of what a bb cream is.If anyone knows of any place in Karachi where this is available,please share:)
      I got this from Malaysia through a friend.The price i believe is 22 RM (around Rs 650 something).Its a fairly small sized bottle. Contains 18ml of product.There is also a larger tube,30ml i believe.
      The claim is:
      Our instant skin perfecting cream is a perfect blend of 8 mineral ingredients.The unique earth colored shade instantly improves and perfects your skin:
      Brightens skin:Visible whitening effect
      Covers imperfections:Reduces the appearance of pores , skin redness disappears.
      Moisturizes plus protects:All day skin hydration plus helps to protect skin from UV rays and free radicals

      My thoughts:
      Consistency--> Not too thick,Easy to spread
      Color--> only one shade (i believe) 01 Fresh,Not for darker skin tones.
      SPF 26/+++ -->Not as high as some of the Asian brand bb creams (but i am not a "sun" person ,try to avoid it as much as possible) so not a short coming in my book.
      Blends --> Easily,Matte finish
      Redness--> Concealer required for complete coverage

      Pores --> Minimizes pores (or makes them look smaller i guess, but than i dont have highly visible pores to begin with)
      Smell--> It says "no fragrance" on the tube but there is a very slight floral scent.
      Apply after daily moisturizer.

      Staying power--> 6-7 hrs if indoors in a cool atmosphere.Out in the open (hot Karachi weather) it'll wear off around the nose area if you have oily skin,most probably will last 3-4 hrs.
      I do not advice wearing anything other than your moisturizer if you are going to be outdoors in this heat;)
      Hope this was helpful. You can buy it online from ebay or Amazon.
      I definitely recommend this product .This may not be the best bb cream I've ever tried but it is economical and works well enough.

      At least the "ingredient list" is in English not Korean and You"ll have  some idea of what you are putting on your face;)
      Till next time.....

      Sunday, April 17, 2011

      Phillips Salon Geometricks 8in 1

      There are two versions of this product available in the market."8in1" and "10in 1" i think.I got this one because at the time that was the only type that was in stock.I went in looking for a curling iron.The reason i was first arrtacted to this was because it has two different type of barrel sizes for the curling iron attachments.The sizes are not mentioned on the box so i am unsure of how many inches each one in.

      It comes with an attachable wand, which can be inserted in different attachments.
      2.Curling iron:

      Has two different size barrels, as i mentioned before.No timer or temperature settings.It gets quite hot though and makes good tight curls.The box says to hold hair in the curling iron for 5-10 secs but in my experience it takes about a min or so(as i said, its one temp fits all)
      3.Flat iron / Crimpler

      Either i am not using the flat iron properly or it doesnt work at all.This is the achillies heel of this product.The plates are too heavy and they hinder the smooth movement and handling of the flat iron.
      The crimper works well.It just requires a bit of patience.Let the product heat up properly before using it and you'll have no complaints.
      It also comes with a pouch,which is quite sturdy and travel friendly.

      Two hair clips,spirals for the curling iron.

      If you are on a budget and cant spend money for every kind of hair tools,this is a product for you.Everything works well enough apart fron the straightening iron(that may be because i am not using it correctly , also as i have a good straightner already,i am not too motivated to make it work i guess)
      There are better hair tools than this in the market off course but it all depends on how much you are willing to spend.As the say in urdu "jitna gur dalo ge,uthna meetha ho ga" ;) But for those who are begginers and want to try differnt kind of hair tools , this is a good choice.I really do recommend it:)
      Till next time....

      Thursday, April 14, 2011

      Macadamia Natural Oil products

      Macadamia is a native Australian nut. Its oil is like a modern day version of olive oil.High in anti oxidants , low in fats ,it is being used in all sort of products.From food to cosmetic purposes.
      One of the more talked about hair care products these days are the "Macadamia natural oil products". Which include oil treatments, hair masks ,shampoos and conditioners.
      Deep Repair Masque:

          * combines Macadamia & Argan oils with Tea tree oil, chamomile oil,aloe and algae extract
          * deep nourishment & long-lasting conditioning
          * ultra-conditioning hair reconstruction
      1 oz(4$),8.5oz(30$),16.9oz(49$)
      Healing Oil Spray:

          * Provides intense nourishment
          * Long lasting tangle + frizz-free finish
          * Amazing shine and manageability
          * Instantaneous absorption
          * Light-weight, non-greasy feel
          * Extends color treatment life
          * Natural UV protection
          * Reduces drying time 40-50%
      Rejuvenating Shampoo:

          * sulfate and paraben free
          * gently cleanses chemically treated, damaged hair
          * replenishes moisture with no heavy build-up
          * builds protection from harsh daily environmental elements

      You can visit their website and buy the products  at
      The products are all very well received by vloggers and bloggers of the beauty world;)The hair mask is on my top 10 list of items i want to try this year.Available on ebay , amazon and a bunch of other online sites.
      Till next time:)