Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Himalaya Purifying Neem Pack- Normal to Oily Skin.

Hi ladies...............how are you all doing?? Hopefully great. Today I am blogging about an absolutely magnificent product by Himalaya, which is none other than the Himalaya Herbals, Purifying Neem Pack for normal to oily skin types. This pack has done wonders to my skin and I simply cannot stop loving this product.
I purchased the twin pack which is 16g since I wanted to try the Neem pack before buying the full size product.

Himalya Purifying Neem Pack.
Himalaya Purifying Neem Pack- Normal to Oily Skin.
THIS PRODUCT CLAIMS
A purifying pack that helps to regulate excess oil secretion, clogged pores and prevents the recurrence of pimples.Neem- well known for it's purifying and antibacterial properties, helps in controlling acne and pimples and their recurrence. Combined with Turmeric, it helps in removing the acne causing bacteria. Fuller's Earth( Multani Mitti ) cools and soothes the skin, improving skin's texture and leaving you with clear and problem free skin.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Allow to dry for 10-15 mins. Remove with wet sponge and wash with cool water. Use once or twice a week. Don not apply on broken inflamed skin.
May cause tingling sensation due to herbal active ingredients which is normal.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sample from The Nature's Co.-SpearMint Body Wash

Hello everyone! Today I am blogging about the the shower gel sample from The Nature's Co. that I received in my Vellvette Box in the moth of April, you can read about it Here.

Now let me brief you up about this fantastic product. It's basically a shower gel from the Atmosphere range, The Nature's Co. It purifies skin leaving it fresh and soft. It cleanses the skin without drying it. This lovely body wash has minty fragrance that revitalizes body in the shower and it's delicate fragrance doesn't last really long. I love its cool green color. I consider this a decent product for everyday use.

The Full size products costs RS.485/- for 250 ml
Source: The Nature's Co. website
Shower gel by The Nature's Co.
Spearmint shower gel by The Nature's Co.
Shower gel by The Nature's Co.
The packaging is recyclable.

Recent Haul!

Hey everyone! How are you doing? Hopefully all of you had a great weekend. Well, this weekend I did a bit of shopping at for myself and here I am posting about my recent haul. I seriously hope you'll like the post.
Lets have a look at the pictures.


Recent Haul
Recent Haul
Recent purchase
I bought a blazer and a semi-formal shirt from Zara.
Lush products
Lush
Recent lush haul
Lush products
My lovely lush products..........I purchased two soaps called Karma and Sultana and a face wash, Aqua Marina which is supposed to remove tan and brighten up the skin tone.


Recent Haul
Recent Haul

Stuff that I bought;

  • MAC- Studio fix, Powder plus foundation.
  • Vega makeup brush kit.
  • Ponds BB cream.
  • Vaseline healthy white body lotion.
  • Himalaya Under eye cream.
  • Maybelline lipstick in shade 455.
I will be reviewing these products once I use them. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Clarins BB Cream and White Plus Total Luminescent Launch Party, Mumbai.

Invite to the Clarins Launch Party
Clarins Launch Party Invite
Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing great. This post of mine is all about the Clarins express face treatment plus BB cream launch party that was arranged at Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai on May 18th 2013, 3-7pm. I was invited by Vellvette to attend this enticing event and I need to say this, it was an awesome experience.The Clarins staff was friendly, elucidated me all about the White Plus Total Luminescent range and answered all my queries with a smile. I had a relaxing face treatment session followed by a tiny makeup session, Vellvette and Clarins goodie bags and coffee plus snacks with girls at the Cafe Coffee Day.

ALL ABOUT CLARINS- BB CREAM AND WHITE PLUS TOTAL LUMINESCENT
Clarins is a French luxury cosmetics company that manufactures fragrances, makeup and skincare products. Clarins BB cream and White Plus Total Luminescent range was launched at the Shoppers Stop, Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai. 
Clarins White Plus Total range
Source: Clarins Facebook Page.
The White Plus Luminescence is obtainable in a wide range that helps in getting rid of dark spots and restores luminosity in just 4 weeks! The products from this range are light, blendable and hydrating. I personally sampled products from the White Plus Total Luminescent range at the event and I must admit they are totally amazing, I mean, I could visibly notice the difference it made to my skin, it was nourished, well hydrated and brightened. If I could describe my skin in one word it would be "GLOWING"!
Now coming to the BB cream, It's a decent product that facilitates in brightening the skin without being to heavy or harsh on the skin. The texture is creamy and the coverage is acceptable.
Lets have a look at the pictures of the products from the White Plus Total Luminescent range.
Clarins latest range launched
Latest launch,  White Plus Total Luminescent Range by Clarins

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vellvette Box- May 2013

Hey everyone, Today I am posting about the Vellvette Box- May 2013, that I received yesterday. This lovely box was neatly packed and everything in the box was very much organised. I tend to like the products that I got, however I was extremely disappointed with the lipstick. It was a DISASTER! I was eagerly waiting to try this lip color but I guess it was simply not worth the wait. I am extremely sorry to say this but Vellvette you have surely broken my heart this time.

Lets have a look at the products that I received in the Vellvette Box- May 2013.
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
The Vellvette Box - May 2013, was couriered through Blue Dart and I got this box nicely wrapped in a bubble wrap.
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013
Vellvette Box-May 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Is The Modern Health Care Really Touching Lives????

Hey everyone I am writing this post for the Indiblogger contest " How does modern health care touch lives?"Link to Apollo However I am not hoping to win anything for this post of mine not even the basic prize. Since I am very much sure of the fact that not many will appreciate what I have written and I am not going to make this a very long post.

How does modern health care touch lives???? How???? the equipped machinery? well qualified doctors, technicians, nurses or other hospital staff? latest technology? what exactly does modern health care even mean?? Most of us usually think hospitals with better facilities are always better and this thing is very much true, beyond doubt. The better the facilities the better diagnosis and treatment. But to what extent is this modern health care touching lives?? I personally believe not to a larger extent because if that would have been the case then people wouldn't have been loosing their lives so easily.
Before we even try understanding what is modern health care system we need to understand what exactly is "Health Care". It's nothing but the diagnosis of diseases/disorders and it's cure, prevention and treatment. 
Severe issues like malnutrition, poor sanitation, inadequate safe drinking water, women health concerns are abundant in India and these issues play a vital role in the health care system. If these issues are high in no. the more difficult it is to provide good health care. This is something that the government and everyone needs to understand. Eradicating these major issues should be the top most priority. Even the latest technology won't work until these problems are solved. 

Now when I think about the health care facilities that Apollo is providing I find it confined to just one section of the Indian population and that is the higher and middle class categories but what about the lower middle class and poor categories? Shouldn't they be getting better health care services? or just because they cannot afford the treatment they must not even think about it? What should a commoner do?
Why are hospitals in a rat race of becoming brands? instead, why don't they target at the current problem? There are many questions but in a country like India one shouldn't be expecting answers!!

Lastly, Life for most of the people is miserable, they simply can't afford their day-to-day expenses how can you even expect them to afford the so called " Modern Health Care" ????? And the most amazing thing, the shameless govt. does nothing. A common man always finding himself sandwiched between the lazy, corrupt government and increasing prices of almost everything. 
I personally believe no matter what we do, strikes, protests or anything the govt continues to ignore and the result is very much clear for all of us to see.

In my opinion the basic health care is not touching lives of millions of Indians, and modern health care is like a dream to a common man.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Maybelline-Baby Lips Kiss song!

Hey everyone! I know I am a little late for this but I really wanna say "I Love My Baby Lips" oh yes you got me right! I am talking about the latest Baby lips kiss song that features Alia Bhatt. I have totally fallen for this lovely song and simply can't refrain myself from humming it every now and then. It's cheesy, vibrant and so easy to catch along!

baby lips kiss song by Maybelline
The wonderful Baby lips kiss song

This video is so fresh and full of life, Alia Bhatt looks gorgeous. Just in case if you missed it you can watch it here.Trust me it's a must watch!

Maybelline ran a campaign on Facebook asking ladies to send in their kiss sounds and 6000 kisses were incorporated into the baby lips kiss song! Isn't that amazing..................I am sure it is.
kiss, kiss, pucker and pout I love my baby lips...............

LAUNCH! Color Crush Eye Shadows by The Body Shop.

Hi, everyone! The Body Shop recently launched Color Crush eye shadows that are beautifully wearable and must have stand out shades. They are highly blendable and buildable, these intense eye shadows can be worn wet or dry and worn alone, together or layered, creating looks from day time chic to full-on night time glamour. The design is super sleek and gives a clear view of the shade and is travel friendly. 


Color Crush eye shadows by The Body Shop
Source: The Body Shop website

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Free Samples from The Nature's Co.- Body Butter.

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is doing fine. This post is about another sample that I received at The Nature's Co. Mother's Day event. 

This lovely product is a Body Butter from the Starrize range of The Nature's Co. It makes the skin soft and supple without making the skin too greasy or sticky. However, it doesn't have a great fragrance to it and is more on the milder side. A very good product for those who don't prefer strong smelling moisturizers.

The full size product costs RS.1,125 /-  for 200ML.
Orange body butter by The Nature's Co.
Full size product.


Free sample of Orange body butter by The Nature's Co.
Sample of orange body butter from the Starrize range of The Nature's Co.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Samples and their reviews! The Nature's Co.- Lip Balm.

Hello everyone! Today I am blogging about one of the samples that I received from The Nature's Co. during their Mother's Day event at Infinity Mall II, Malad, Mumbai.
I got some cool samples from The Nature's Co. and I must tell you after trying them, especially the lip balm,I have just gone crazy.................... I am undeniably going to purchase this balm in the near future. 

The balm that I got is a Black current lip balm from The Nature's Co. It's a remarkable product that not only moisturizes and softens your lips but also smells heavenly, it's delighting fragrance has captivated my heart and seems like I'll never stop loving or using this product.
I am almost done with this sample and once it's over I am going to purchase the full size product.

The full size product costs RS. 225/- for 10ML
Black Current lip balm by The Nature's Co.
Full size product.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

'MOJITO MANIA' at the Hard Rock Cafe!!!!!!

Hello everyone!!! Hope everyone is doing great! Today I am blogging about an event that I recently attended, "MOJITO  MANIA" it was an amazing event organized by Hard Rock Cafe! They organized a preview table for bloggers on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe that is located at Koregaon, Pune.
Although I have been to Hard Rock Cafe several times in Hyderabad,the one situated at the GVK Mall on the Banjara Hills Road. I had never attended any such event but now I am glad to receive this opportunity to attend this brilliant event.
It was an awesome evening with fellow bloggers plus I got to taste some truly delicious Mojito's! There is a wide assortment of tempting Mojito's available to choose from, for instance Bacardi Grape Mojito, which is a sweet & sour mojito made of Bacardi Rum with fresh seedless red grapes; Bacardi Orange Mojito which includes Barcardi orange Rum and the enormous list of mojito's continue with Bacardi green apple mojito, Bacardi bell pepper mojito and many others. Since I don't consume alcohol, I asked them to get me non-alcoholic mojitos, they kindly agreed to my request and arranged me absolutely fantastic and super tempting non-alcoholic drinks! I tried two flavors green apple and orange and fell in love with them instantly as they were refreshing and mood enlivening drinks. Moreover, we were served some complimenting snacks along with the mojito's that were scrumptious!

Let me tell you the fest is open for all till 9th June so all of you can avail the mojito's at the Hard Rock Cafe's, all over India. And yes there is also a contest going on where you could win a Mercedes Benz!!!! Isn't that great! Hopefully I win.

Here are some photographs!
Mojito Mania at hard rock cafe.
Orange Mojito at the Hard Rock Cafe
Mojito Mania at hard rock cafe.
Mouth-watering snacks.


Mojito Mania at hard rock cafe.
Delicious snacks


Mojito Mania at hard rock cafe.
These snacks complimented the mojito's really well.


Mojito Mania at hard rock cafe.
Ahhhh........lovely.

The Mojito that I actually liked the most was the green apple Mojito, it had a unique distinctive flavor to it, I could actually feel the crispness of the green apple in every sip. On the contrary the orange mojito was more on the bitter side just like most of the mojito's are supposed to be.
As I mentioned earlier the Mojito's were totally revitalizing and the snacks were served along with different appetizing dips, both of them were undoubtedly incredible.

You must visit the Hard Rock Cafe since they have a lot to offer and this place for everyone!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Very First Blog Award! LIEBSTER..................

Hey everyone! Well............this is my first blog award LIEBSTER from Kislaya and I thank her wholeheartedly for this nomination, I am glad she considered my blog for an award! I truly feel happy and simply cannot control my excitement.




Rules for being nominated and nomination are:-

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. The nominee must post 11 things about themselves.
  3. Answer 11 questions from the nominator.
  4. Choose 11 deserving bloggers and link them in your post.
  5. Inform the people you nominated by commenting on one of their post.

Thanks a million Kislaya! 


11 things about me

  1. I am born and brought up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  2. I love studying about science, health care practices and history.
  3. I am madly in love with Arts and Crafts hence I do a lot of art work, painting, handmade cards and lot more.
  4. I like exploring new places, cities, countries........basically I like travelling a lot.
  5. I simply adore Mediterranean food......you can say I cannot live with out it. IMPOSSIBLE.
  6. I always want to learn new things in life.
  7. I would want to have my dream vacation in Istanbul.
  8. I am a very hardworking person and totally believe that it's only hard work and dedication that helps your reach your goal.
  9. I always like to be prepared and organised!
  10. Love taking risks!
  11. I hate rain.
Answering 11 questions from the nominator

1. Why did you start blogging?
A. Because I always knew I could do something in this field as well and besides this, blogging has helped me grow and for a person like me that is very important.

2. You are getting an all expenses paid trip for two, to a place of your choice.Where will it be and with whom?
A. I would like to go to Goa with my BBF.

3. Dog or a Cat? And why?
A. I guess none of them since I don't really like keeping pets.

4.Half a million dollars for slogging for 6 months or a weeks peace on the beaches of Bahamas?
A. Of course who wouldn't say no to Half a million dollars? Hard work always pay and then you can go to the beaches of Bahamas using that money and save lots of money for other things!

5. What is your deepest fear?
A. I hate being lied and cheated and these two are my biggest fears.

6. How did you propose your girl/guy? Or how you plan to do so?
A. I purposed my guy on phone!

7. One 'CTRL+Z' moment of your life? Something you would want to undo if you had the choice?
A. Oh.......there are many of them!

8. Who is the most 'marriageable' celebrity?
A. OK I haven't thought about it..............OK wait why should I be thinking about that?????

9. One thing that can take you to the ultimate heights of fame?
A. Hard work is my only secret ingredient because it's only hard work that can even change your luck and fate!

10. Do you follow any sports,team, club or a person??? Why this love started?
A. No! I don't really.

11. Did you like coming to this blog? And will you visit again?
A. Definitely Yes!!! Again and Again and again!

My 11  nominations are:-
  1. Jeeshan Umar for her blog Beauty Dosage
  2. Faby for her blog Fashionable Doll
  3. Two anonymous sisters for their blog Vicinity Makeup
  4. Katie for her blog Beauty and the Baker
  5. Megan for her blog Army Wife. Style Life
  6. Urban Raw for her blog My Fashion Bay
  7. Saumya for her blog The Vanity Bag Diaries
  8. Punam for her blog Be Beautiful With Punam
  9. Heena for her blog VanityCaseBox
  10. Wasifa for her blog Sifa's Corner
  11. Radha for her blog Indian Beauty Zone
It was really very difficult for me to choose from so many blogs however I have selected the Nominees.
Thanks a lot everyone for stopping by and being a part of my achievement.

My Beauty Balm: Figs and Rouge, Aloe & Mint balm.

Hello, everyone! Today I will be blogging about my first beauty balm that is none other than the highly effective and soothing balm called Figs And Rouge, Aloe & Mint balm. It is a multipurpose product that not only makes your lips smooth and supple but also does wonders for hands, feet, face and your whole body.
I received this product in my April Vellvette box subscription Vellvette Box- April 2013, and as promised earlier, here I am reviewing it. ( Thanks a ton Vellvette for sending me this lovely product! )


Beauty balm by Figs and Rouge.
Figs and Rouge Balm.
Beauty balm by Figs and Rouge.
Figs and Rouge Balm.
Beauty balm by Figs and Rouge.
Figs and Rouge Balm.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Best Sunscreen For Face!

Hi, everyone!Since I published a post recently about sunscreens called Facts About Sunscreens I thought why not write a post related to it, so that it gives you a better idea about a sunscreen that I use regularly. 
In view of that, today I will be blogging about a miraculous sunscreen that I consider to be the best for face! And that is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, complete UV moisture, SPF 50+ PA+++ with helioplex! It provides total protection against UVA/UVB and environmental aggressors plus spreads smoothly on skin without being too sticky or greasy!I got this product in the Neutrogena hamper that I received at the Neutrogena Indiblogger Meet and as I promised earlier here I am reviewing this brilliant product after using it for a while now.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer suncsreen.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen with SPF 50+ PA+++.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen with SPF 50+  PA+++.
THIS PRODUCT CLAIMS
This product provides complete and long lasting protection against UVA/UVB and environmental aggressors. Stabilized with patented Helioplex that works like an invisible shield to give you superior protection from skin darkening and signs of premature aging. In a moisturizing formula that protects against dehydration, yet is oil-free and non-greasy.With dry touch technology, it spreads on smoothly to a clean and non-shiny finish.

DIRECTIONS FOR USAGE
  1. Apply liberally to face and neck 15-30 mins before sun exposure.
  2. For added protection, reapply after swimming, excessive perspiration, towel drying or extended sun exposure.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Facts About Sunscreens!

Hey everyone! How are you all doing????Hopefully fine. Here I am with a very informative post about sunscreens. I have been doing a lot of research lately to find almost everything about sunscreens and so here I am with all the vital info that I could gather! I really hope that this post will benefit all of us!


sunscreens
Sunscreens



sunscreens
Sunscreens
WHAT IS AN SPF AND IT'S ROLE?
SPF is Sun Protection Factor that ranges from 2 to as high as 50 and it is the capability to provide a screen or block from the harmful ray's of the sun. However, it's a misconception that higher the SPF greater the protection. A higher SPF number doesn't mean it's going to provide you better or longer protection! The protection gets slightly higher with increase in the SPF number. The actual fact is no sunscreen can provide you with complete protection. Now, in order to achieve  maximum protection look for a sunscreen that provides protection against UVA and UVB

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING UVA AND UVB PROTECTION IN YOUR SUNSCREEN?
UVB are the sun burning rays and on the other hand UVA are the rays that cause skin ageing, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots,skin cancer, tanning etc. SPF rating only applies to UVB protection hence, it's extremely important for you to select a sunscreen that not only provides you with protection against UVB but also UVA radiation! Select a sunscreen that is "broad-spectrum" as this factor of the sunscreen provides protection against UVB and UVA as well! *There is no FDA-approved rating system for UVA radiation yet. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUNSCREEN AND SUNBLOCK
SUNSCREENS are usually colorless and retain a thin film on the skin. On the contrary, SUNBLOCKS contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that physically block ultraviolet radiation and provide both UVA and UVB protection. However, sunblocks are cosmetically not acceptable as they are messy, noticeable and do not easily wash off.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day out!!! with Vellvette and The Nature's Co.

The Nature's Co.
The Nature Co.
Vellvette, The Nature Co.
Vellvette
Hi everyone! This post is about the super fun Mother's Day Out planned by the Vellvette and The Nature's Co. It was held at Infinity Mall II, Malad, Mumbai on 4th May 2013, 3.00pm onwards.
And I was invited by Vellvette to attend this fulfilled session along with my mother, however getting my mom along with me was simply not possible as she resides in UK.
I had an amazing afternoon at The Nature's Co. There were relaxing reflexology sessions, mother-daughter quizzes, shop in a minute games, hampers, discounts and lot more.


ALL ABOUT THE NATURE'S CO.
All the products manufactured at The Nature's Co. are natural and 100% vegan. This wonderful company is totally against animal cruelty and all The Nature's Co. products are PETA(People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) certified! The founder of The Nature's Co. Natasha Shah firmly believes that the "goodness of nature can positively affect human health and beauty".
The Nature's Co.
The Nature's Co. at Infinity II Mall, Malad, Mumbai.
The products of The Nature's co. are mainly based on five purest forms of nature and they are-
  1. Atmosphere- inspired by pure air, the products from this range have a soothing and calming affect.
  2. Starrize- inspired by the sun, the products from this range not only provide nourishment but also protect your skin from harmful radiations.
  3. Foressence- these products contain exotic ingredients, captivating fragrances and the goodness that only natural forest can provide.
  4. Earthborne- this range contains properties that are found in soil, minerals and mud which are enriching and reviving.
  5. Aquaspark- rich & coastal ingredients are found in the products of this range.
Moreover, The Nature's Co. is an Eco-friendly brand and makes sure that the materials used for packaging are recyclable. They also encourage their costumers to bring the empty containers to the stores so that they can be recycled!
The Nature's Co.
The Nature's Co. Infinity II Mall, Malad, Mumbai.
The Nature's Co.
The Nature's Co. at Infinity II Mall, Malad, Mumbai.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Celebrating Mothers Day!

Happy mothers day
Mother's Day
Hi, everyone! How are you doing? Mother's day is just around the corner and so what are your plans???? I really hope all of us make this day special and memorable for our mothers.

Celebrate this Mother's Day with lovely gifts from The Body Shop, Just Herbs, Lush, Burt's Bee or any other luxurious brands! And don't forget to get a card and also write a lovely note for your mother.

Here are some brands that I suggest, however you can gift anything from any brand you like!

The Body Shop Gift Sets.
The Body Shop
Body shop hand cream
The body shop
The Body Shop gift set
The Body Shop Gift sets!

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