21 Jun 2012

The Body Shop Vitamin E Skincare Starter Kit

I went to the Body Shop to buy the seaweed starter kit, I thought it will work better for my skin but I ended up buying the Vitamin E starter kit,I thought it is a wonderful way to try four of the products at once and to check out how well they work together. 

I had acne but now it has all cleared up...I still have lots and lots of dark spots left from acne, due to my skin treatments my skin has been behaving a lot better its not that oily,now my skin is slightly combination, I was looking for products that moisturizes, minimize the pores and even out my skin tone and removes the roughness from the chin and nose.

Vitamin E Starter Kit
It comes in a cute pink pouch which can be re-used as a makeup pouch:) .The  Vitamin E products are suitable for all skin types.The starter kit has four travel size products. 
1.Vitamin E Cream Cleanser 60ml .view details here
2.Vitamin E hydrating Toner 60ml. view details here
3.Vitamin E moisture Cream 15ml. view details here
4.Vitamin E Night Cream 15ml. view details here

Vitamin E Cream Cleanser:
It is a light weight cleanser, has a nice smell to it,removes  makeup and dirt from face,it leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean, doesn't feel oily and greasy and I didn't get a single break out.

Vitamin E Hydrating Toner:
This is an amazing toner...I used it twice a day and it leaves my skin fresh,hydrated and very smooth,smells very nice, it is a yellowish liquid, denser than water but not too thick,when I apply It I love the feel of it so much that I really don't want to apply anything else!

Vitamin E Moisture Cream:
It is a baby pink cream and its more like a thick lotion in a jar,I find it a  bit heavy and it takes a more time to absorb for a daytime moisturizer,I think this one is better for dry skin but it is not greasy and oily,its just heavy and takes a little bit longer to sink in.

Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream:
This is most possibly the best night moisturizer/Nourishing cream I've ever used,its is also a light baby pink cream,very thick and luxurious but very soft and absorbent when applied,it leaves my skin silky soft and hydrated. 

I could see the improvement in my skin right after 5 days. After 26 days my skin was brighter, even toned,smooth, my skin now feels  hydrated and healthy, all the roughness around my nose and chin has gone...I didn't get a single pimple, which rarely happens when I try a new skin product,overall I have been loving these products, It delivers what it claims.If  I will repurchase anything from this kit it will the night cream and Toner...but I am more tempted to try out other products from The BodyShop. Both creams lasted me for 36 days, cleanser lasted me for 18 uses and I still have a little bit left of toner. I am sure any of this full size product will last for at least 4 months...not bad! I paid Rs.1750 for this starter kit.

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10 Jun 2012

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Shine Gelee Lipsticks [Review,Swatches]

Most of my lipsticks are pink so these two colors really stands out in my lipstick collection.Not just the colors but the packaging and quality as well!

 Here is an idea of what L'Oreal says "Color Riche Shine Gelee is enriched with Royal jelly, Shea butter, its conditioning formula nourishes and hydrates like a balm and shine like a gloss, the formula reflects light like a crystal for a shimmery shine effect with a non sticky finish"

LOreal Color Riche Shine Gelee Lipstick in 104 Pretty peach
L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in 400 sheer papaya

I have two colors of Color Riche Shine Gelee Lipsticks sheer papaya and pretty peach,
I tested all colors before I bought these two...this range has some gorgeous colors for all skin tones, all of these lipsticks are very shiny and smooth and a moisturizing look and feel to them.The amount of glitter/shimmer is different in each lipstick.Few of them appears to have a clear shine. Color Riche Shine Gelee are unexpectedly very pigmented for a glossy lipstick.Staying power is average and the lipsticks feel light weight and comfortable on lips.
Pretty Peach is a pretty coral-y peachy color (how many times you hear pinky peachy...now you are introduced to coral-y peachy) this color has some serious golden glitters....very chunky and sparkly, I don't see it as a day wear lipstick...its a glamorous color and really stands out.

Sheer papaya is a warm peach( its a little bit more deeper  and pigmented than it shows in the picture).I wear it more often because it really suits my skin.It has peachy-golden shimmer and it is more pigmented,long lasting and less glossy than pretty peach...perfect for medium dark skin.

Now the sad part is that...If I am not mistaken these lipsticks are discontinued,I don't see them anywhere on L'Oreal official website:(  probably these are replaced with L'Oreal Rouge Caresse  Lipsticks. If you live in Pakistan than you don't have to worry since the stock is full of these lippies...if you feel like buying a few for you after this review...go grab some for yourself:) I paid Rs.1100 for each lipstick,I think these are now sold for Rs.1400,
Have a nice Sunday girls!

5 Jun 2012

e.l.f studio high definition powder & mineral infused face primer [Review]

I bought these two products quite a long time back and recently started using them, Now its time for reviewing them.I have tried a lot of products form elf,some of them are already reviewed on my blog and some will be reviewed soon!

e.l.f studio high definition powder

This white translucent loose powder comes in a bulky packaging and the holes dispose off a lot of unnecessary product,And its impossible not to make a mess the powder gets everywhere, it comes with a fluffy soft, good quality sponge,honestly this product isn't as good as I was expecting it to be and it also leaves a white cast on my face.

It claims to" mask the lines,imperfections, and create a soft focus effect to the skin" I have notice that it does almost nothing when I apply it,My face feels and look smooth for only an hour (or maybe less) and than its back to normal.I have never used  HD powder before so I can't really make comparisons...my No17 setting powder is shine control and I love it but they both can't be compared since they work for different purpose.I don't think I'll be repurchasing this stuff.I paid £ 6  for it www.eyeslipsface.co.uk

e.l.f mineral infused face primer

Claims to "Transform face into a flawless and smooth canvas,Developed to combat excess oil, flaky dryness,enlarged pores and fine lines"

Nicely packaged in a clear plastic bottle, press the pump slightly and a small dot is enough for whole face.
I don't have fine lines so can't comment on that but apart from this it pretty much does everything it claims,it makes my skin very smooth and my foundation or powder blends easily and amazingly minimize the size of the pores I have around my nose,as for the oil control thing...I am not sure if it does that but I have noticed that my skin doesn't look greasy after I use it!I always have flakiness around my chin and eyebrows and it helps smooth down the flaky areas... L'Oreal Primer was my favorite one but now I have a new favorite :) I paid £ www.eyeslipsface.co.uk

3 Jun 2012

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Best & Worst Dressed

Finally Cannes film Festival 2012 is over one of the best red carpet events of the year,Cannes has become a massive fashion and glamour event, gorgeous celebrities graced the red carpet..Here are my highlights and top picks of the Cannes fashion carpet!

Best Dressed of Cannes Film Festival  2o12.

1.Freida Pinto

 OH Freida ...its hard to believe you dared to wear this neon lime green and you absolutely rocked it, I  loved her natural minimal makeup, sleek ponytail and the gold clutch.Its a gown from Atelier Versace Spring 2012 collection , L'Oreal brand Ambassador Freida Pinto looked effortless and gorgeous. That's how you make an impression!

2.Kirsten Dunst

In a hot pink Christian Dior gown the actress attended the primer of On The Road ,curly hairs,soft makeup and right accessories makes it a perfect Hollywood look.

3. Diane Kruger

Pretty Diane Kruger was stunning at Cannes 2012,she showed up In Vivienne Westwood at the Armour premiere,a gorgeous gold sequinned strapless  gown I loved  hair and makeup of this appearance the most out of all her red carpet looks this year.

4. Irina Shayk

Stunning Russian model walked the red carpet of Cannes2012 during the premier of killing me softly , looking gorgeous in Roberto Cavalli gown which has embellishment at the waist and thigh high split! minimal soft makeup and pretty accessories makes it a perfect red carpet look!

5.Natasha Poly

The L'Oreal Pairs brand ambassador and Russian super model stunned the red carpet in a gorgeous emerald green Gucci gown and paired the dress with emerald earnings, Gucci high heels and smokey eyes...so chic....LOVE!

Worst Dressed of Cannes Film Festival 2012

1. Lara Stone

The face of Calvin Klein  showed up in the Calvin Klein party in a simple silver slip dress,those creases and ill fitting and awkward length.... unforgivable choice of a super model ranked as the number one fashion model in the world! 

2.Jada Pinkett Smith 

The 40 year old actress attended the party thrown by CK,completely overwhelmed in a Paco Rabanne dress,Jada failed to rock this extremely low cut neckline and bold dress.she looked more like a space invader!!

3.Melissa George

Melissa George attended the premier of De Rouille et D'O's in a Calvin klein  sheer peplum dress,its definitely not a red carpet dress and overall it is very boring and awkward look!

4.Fan Bingbing

Its nice to see she shares her Chinese heritage on red carpet but it looks more like a table cloth.

5.Aishwarya Rai

Mommy Aishwarya Rai attended the Amfar dinner in a traditional Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla outfit,again hiding herself conservatively in clothes as if having womanly curves is a crime,harsh contouring and eye makeup made this look even worst,this dress is more suitable for an Indian political gala or Indian wedding not Cannes! I am not against traditional dresses but it should be pretty!

I hope you enjoyed the post.... Which was your favorite Cannes look this year!!


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