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Monday, November 21, 2011

Vaseline Intensive Lip Care



  • For soft pink lips.

My views:

Love it. The claim 'soft pink lips' is actually true. Because it does reveal natural soft, pink lips. And it's not something extraordinary. Although there's no ingredients mentioned on the product but I believe it's just petroleum jelly. As I already said in my review for Vaseline - Petroleum Jelly, it exfoliates quite well. And exfoliation does not necessarily mean scrubbing or rubbing a thing with granules or beads and then washing it off. It sinks in and does the job from within. It softens up the hard skin over your lips and makes it ready to peel off. But you have to do the peeling.  (Don't expect it to do that instantly or in just one go. Keep applying it regularly and religiously after every wash. Skin will soften up within the next day.) Also, don't forget to apply it again after peeling the skin to keep lips moisturized after exfoliation.


  • Does what it claims.
  • Sinks in. Doesn't leave a greasy film.
  • Convenient packaging. (Squeeze tube).
  • Eye candy. (Yes, it's a cute tube).
  • Affordable. (Whether it's affordable depends on one's point of view, though. It's 60 pkr for this tube. (I don't know the size, or quantity. They didn't mention it.)
    But it's small. Although It lasts for a long time, but still some people would say, 75-80 for the Vaseline tub is better than 60 for this small tube. But what I think is, it's less fussy than the tub. Because I can use it anytime without worrying of contaminating the whole product by putting in dirty hands inside the tub. That doesn't mean I have dirty hands, lol. But you know what I mean.)


  • If left in warm or hot weather, it melts. You can still apply it, though. But it will feel like you're applying oil.

Price: 60 pkr. Bought it at Naheed Super Market.

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Mabrook Eye Pencil

    (Don't mind the bed sheet. I took all the pictures at the same time for my upcoming reviews so they don't get delayed because of my laziness, lol.)

    This is going to be kind of a to-the-point review.


    • Long lasting. (Even though it says, "Long Lasting Lip Pencil" but who uses black on their lips except for goths? :/ )

    My verdict:

    Jumping to pros and cons.


    • Yes, it's long lasting. So, does what it claims, lol.
    • I love how it's too thick, in size AND in application.
    • The color pay off is so good. It's so bold and jet black. (Just how I wanted it to be.)
    • Applies smoothly.
    • Ideal for use on waterline. (Excellent).
    • Can be used as an eyeshadow base.


    • If the weather is too hot & humid and you sweat; it can smudge.

    Do I recommend it?

    Oh, definitely!! Perfect for use on waterline or creating a smokey eye.

    It costed around 400 Pkr when I bought it.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011

    St. Ives Apricot Scrub

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    Apricot (duh, lol):
    • Apricots are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible.

    Walnut Shell Powder:
    • Walnut is known for its hard shell but when it’s ground; it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin come to the surface.

    Corn Kernel Meal:
    • Corn Kernel Meal is actually flour ground from dried corn. It’s a soft, but gently powerful all-natural exfoliant that promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration. Cornmeal makes softer-feeling, fresher skin possible.

    Only St. Ives captures the secrets of naturally beautiful and healthy looking skin in this deep cleansing formula that gently exfoliates, removing dull skin cells to instantly reveal smooth, radiant, healthy looking skin.
    Contains more than 90% naturally derived ingredients, including Swiss glacial water and Swiss botanicles.
    All St. Ives formulas are dermatologist tested in Switzerland.
    Promotes healthier looking, glowing skin in just 7 days.

    Product is:
    • Oil-free
    • Non-irritating
    • Dermatologist-tested
    • 100% natural exfoliants
    • 100% natural extracts
    • Formulated without parabens and phthalates
    • Made without animal ingredients
    • Not tested on animals

    * Avoid eye area. If product gets into eyes; rinse thoroughly. (That's because it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which is harmful to eyes. Also to the skin, read here >> But then again, we (as in everyone) have been using SLS included products since we were kids so...)

    * St. Ives scrubs can also be used on the body.

    My opinion:

    Let's start at the beginning when I first bought it. Let me tell you this was my very first scrub. I just started using them not long ago. I researched the products and found St. Ives to be the best so I went ahead and got myself some apricot goodness for my face. When I first used it; I might have scrubbed a little too hard because the next day, I had bumps on my cheeks. I freaked out and blamed this on this scrub. I thought it was too harsh. Then I read that it could happen the first time. Because all the dirt and oil that may have been hidden deep down where the regular cleansers don't reach; might have come to the surface. Which was good cause that way, it could get out and be cleansed away. But I was still paranoid about it. So, for a long while it just laid on the shelf while I tried some other scrub I bought which was fine and I didn't have any problem with. But then again, I had started to scrub lightly after that first time (which means I was subconsciously aware that it was partly my fault, I might have scrubbed hard). The other scrub was too messy for my lazy self. So, at last, I decided to give St. Ives another try. So glad I did. Cause this time, it didn't cause any problems. In fact, gave me a super smooth and fresh look. Since then, I'm hooked.

    • Easy, convenient flip-top tube packaging.
    • Budget-friendly
    • Moisturizing. Makes skin soft and smooth.
    • Cleanses & exfoliates well, reveals a healthier skin.
    • I'd say it's almost unscented. I mean, the scent in totally unnoticeable if you don't sniff the tube or the product =D (And even if you do; you won't regret it cause it's just a hint of very light, sweet smell. Peachy.)
    • I'd say does what it claims.

    • Though the granules are so tiny, beware of scrubbing too hard nonetheless.

    Do I recommend it?

    Yes, of course. If you want a glowing, smooth and soft skin.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16-Hour Foundation


    • Transfer-resistant, Anti-trace
    • Lasts 16-Hour after application
    • Mineral enriched formula helps energize skin.

    My opinion:

    I wanted to buy the 25-Hour version but they either had the 16-H one or Stay Matte. I went for the 16-H version. The color seems a bit too dark in the tube. I was afraid I had bought the wrong shade. But upon application, it turned out fine. Also, when applied; it gives kind of a white-cast first but then it blends and the white-cast goes away. It's kind of like a BB cream cause the ones I've tried; they give a white-cast and then blend into the skin and give powdery finish.

    Let me start with the-

    Consistency/Texture: It seems watery(not too much but much like a thin cream)
    when poured out but it dries super fast so if you put a dot on your finger for over 10 seconds, it's going to dry up. So you have to work fast. Just concentrate on one area at a time. Don't dot your face and wait.

    Next is the-

     Smell: Well, I like it. Though, it's a typical cosmetics-y smell but it's not bad.

    Now for its-

    Coverage: Medium to full. Also, It works excellent as a concealer.

    Performance: Good news, it doesn't break me out. And it gives a total matte, powdery finish. Perfect for me cause considering I have oily skin; my face is going to get shiny in a few minutes so the dewy effect will come naturally, lol. No need for a foundation to add the shine for me. Also, it is transfer-free but it's not water/sweat-proof. I don't know if it lasts up to 16 hours cause obviously I haven't tried it on that long. But it has a pretty decent staying power, I must say. Usually my undereye makeup disappears after like less than an hour after stepping out. But with this, it stayed put for hours.

    Slightly blended.

    So the pros and cons are:


    • Easy and convenient packaging. Has a nozzle-top so you control the amount you pour out. Which also gives it the hygiene factor.
    • Gives medium to full coverage and acts as a concealer. Also, as an eye primer. Yes. I wore eyeshadow after applying this foundation on my lids and around the eye area and it stayed on for hours!! On MY lids, which is a big deal cause no eyeshadow tends to stick for more than an hour.
    • Has a matte finish. So you don't need to set it with powder.
    • Lasts for a long time. (I haven't timed it, though :/ )
    • Transfer-free.
    • I'm not sure about the "Mineral enriched formula helps energize skin". But it also doesn't do the opposite so it's all good.
    • Budget-friendly.
    • Best for oily/combination skin types.


    • Might not be suitable for dry skin types. Don't take my word for it, though. Cause I haven't tried it on someone with dry skin.
    • Colors/shades are limited. And the Ivory is not the fairest of them all (pun intended). So, if you are really pale, you wouldn't find a shade to fit you.

    Do I recommend it?

    Yes, if you want a shine-free day. So, yes for oily/combination skin types. Not too sure about dry types.

    Price is shown in the second pic. And I got it from Chase Up Store.