Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Body Butter

The world famous "The Body Shop" fame is their body butters.  I exactly remember my sister brought lots of TBS body butters, body mist and lipsticks from Canada.  I still can smell those Cocoa butters's unforgettable smells. Yummy... and one more emotional attachment from this brand is we used to do a hand and foot message to our beloved mom from their cocoa butter as they are highly rich moisturized and best for extreme dry skin. Phew..... apart from emotional part lets come to the current situation.

In June 2015,the body shop introduced their new summer range named "Virgin Mojito" today i am going to review their "Body Butter".

My Experience:
This is a limited edition range, blend of special extracts of Lime and Mint, this is the best combo works great in summer.  Its smells heavenly yummy....

A freshly, minty deeply nourishing and hydrating body moisturizer.  Best for normal skin.  its easily penetrate into the skin and make your skin soft without making it greasy. Its formula is very light and last for many hours.

As i am a beauty therapist and also done some work in aroma therapies too, i can understand that how these two combo mint & lime fragrances can play a vital role to calm down a human.  If you are tired, feeling down and dont get enough time for yourself, Please pamper yourself with this heavenly freshly minty body butter. Just simply take a shower, apply this butter over your hands, foot, face and relaxed over chair, you feel that your body and your soul is feeling light & calm. :)

I am religiously using it daily , and dont want to share with anyone  :) ahem ahem...

PS:  If you wants to feel and smells FRESH whole day, do try this <3

PR samples of reviews, though i am sharing my honest views, based on my personal observation and experiences.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


The Pepe Jeans recently open their flagship in Vogue Towers, Lahore.  The launch event was attended by fashion designers, stylists, models and renowned media personalities

Established amidst early 70’s fashion scene in London’s chic Portobello Road, Pepe Jeans originated from a tiny market stall and has since developed into one of the fastest growing jeans and casual wear labels in Europe. Today Pepe Jeans has its presence in more than eighty countries across the world, presenting an abundance of uniquely edgy and stylish clothes in a varied palette of colors and designs.

Pepe Jeans continues to stay true to its British heritage and has famously managed to retain its free spirited vibe and an individualistic approach to style, breaking the mould of cookie cutter fashion. Using fashion to re-discover and recreate yourself is a huge part of the brand's DNA and one that best reflects London’s core fashion spirit. Following in the footsteps of style ambassadors such as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Cristiano Ronaldo, current brand ambassador for Pepe Jeans - model and style icon Cara Delevigne lends her effortlessly cool trademark attitude to the brand with her infectious rebellion capturing the heart of what Pepe Jeans is about.

CEO of JS Retail, Saad Javed Akram with Mr. Najam Sethi 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

House of Mehdi recently launched his Eid Luxury Pret collection

One of our very own designer Mehdi from House of Mehdi recently launched his Eid Luxury Pret collection. This collection is followed by embroidered shirts, digital printed silk dupatta along with straight pants, which is more wearable on any kind of party or event. Collection is blend of pastel colors and are limited edition. This collection features a unique number of unique design with delicate signature embellishments of thread work with pearls, beads and sequins mixed with zardozi.

For further details do follow Mehdi on his official Instagram account.

Here i am sharing my favorite dress:)

Monday, 6 July 2015

W7 Prime Magic Camera Ready Clear Face Primer

W7 recently launched in Pakistan. Initially, they have started their setup online and after receiving huge response from the audience, now they placed their stand in Alfateh, DHA, Lahore, so that people can test and trial their products at the spot without any problem. Soon they are going to expend their setup in Karachi and Islamabad too.

Today, i am going to share my experience about their Prime Magic Camera Ready Clear Face Primer.  To be honestly, i am not a big fan of face primer, as in my personal observation about makeup is less is more.  People used to follow 1000 products/ways to looks like flawless, but for me, you need to be very selective and try to minimize products layers, so that you looks like natural "flawless" rather than" Pastry " one.  

My Experience: I love the packaging, it comes in a transparent soft tube and nozzle size is small so only limited amount came out. The product came in "Jelly" form and its consistency is quite balanced. I apply this primer with my fingers, and i feel that, it was creating a layer over my face, and when i am done. I leave it for 30 second, after that i touch my face to check the primer performance, i have visibly noticed that this layer work like protection shield over my face. It even out my skin and make it very smooth. Voila! :D I have noticed it hides my all flaw and it lock my foundation.  I paired this primer with Garnier BB cream and wear in extreme summer days.

Overall i personally start loving this, and now realized that primer play  a vital role in beauty industry,  especially for individual or single use.

You can get this online as well at Beautified.Pk

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Turkish Airlines - The best in Europe for the last five years.

Turkish Airlines, which is also making a mark for itself in Pakistan, has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded “World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” in 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Skytrax, the acknowledged name associated with air travel excellence in the 21st century by providing unique products to the global aviation industry through professional Audit and Service Benchmarking programs for airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport product and service suppliers across the globe, has released its latest ratings. With no outside sponsorship, advertising or influence, it is the most respected global airline passenger survey firm in the industry. And in this year’s awards, Turkish Airlines has scored a resounding success, with air travelers once again recognizing the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe", for the fifth year running.

This year’s awards were based on 13.02 million survey questionnaires completed by 112 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period from May 2014 to January 2015. The survey covered 550 airports worldwide. This established, industry survey is Independent and evaluates traveler experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate. It’s refurbished and expanded lounge which offers the wide range of activities and services transforms preflight or connecting time into its own special experience, unique to Turkish Airlines, earned the flag carrier the top spot in the category, "World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”.

Turkish Airlines was also awarded in the category, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for the second consecutive time, for its excellent catering service that has been a hallmark of guest comfort in its world-renowned lounge at Ataturk Airport--“Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul”.  Turkish DO&CO; its successful partner in catering, has repeatedly won awards for providing Turkish Airlines’ passengers with the best meals in the sky and also in its lounges.

The results of the 2015 World Airline Awards were announced today in the Passenger Terminal EXPO Exhibition Hall at Paris expo Porte de Versailles. Awards for being the "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge”, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” were presented to Turkish Airlines' Deputy Chairman and CEO, Temel Kotil Ph.D. by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted
The awards mark a continued period of success for the airline, which has seen a significant passenger numbers rise compared to the same period last year.

Turkish Airlines' Deputy Chairman and CEOTemel Kotil holding awards

The airline was ranked as a 4-star airline in 2007 and joined Star Alliance in 2008. While keeping its 4-star airline title again in 2008, Turkish Airlines was named “Best Airline in Southern Europe”. Maintaining the same momentum in 2010, Turkish Airlines continued to be recognized as the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and “Best Catering in Economy Class” with the inflight service provided by Turkish DO & CO. The airline also took 3rd place of the best airline companies in Europe.

In 2011, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Premium Economy Seats” for its Comfort Class seats and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” at the 2011 World Airline Awards.

Turkish Airlines scored the same success at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards, with its passengers voting the airline as the "Best Airline in Europe" the second year running. It was also named by Skytrax as the winner in 3 categories, "Best Airline in Southern Europe" and "Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat" for its Comfort Class seats.

In 2013, Turkish Airlines was chosen as the winner of the 3 categories by Skytrax; “Best Airline in Europe” for the third consecutive time, "Best Airline in Southern Europe" the fifth 
year running and was also named as the winner in the category, "Best Business Class Catering”.
And in last year’s awards, national flag carrier of Turkey has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe" for the fourth year running, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the sixth year running and awarded “Best Business Class Onboard Catering” for the second consecutive time, and also “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”.
CEO with Team holding awards

Turkish Airlines continues to consolidate its position as one of the world's leading airlines by significant investments made in recent years, the awards received, impressive growth figures, large-scale aircraft orders, a continuously expanding route network and innovative approaches that are constantly improved by its huge family over 40,000 employees. They all help to maintain its continued popularity amongst airline passengers.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Gem of Pakistan - Miss. Fariha Rashed

My blog is about makeup, fashion & life style.  I was planning to start another section over my blog related to “Gem of Pakistan”.  My main purpose to start this is just to highlight our hidden talent, their contribution to promote Pakistan globally.  For this, i just took initiate and now trying to approach people related to any kind of professional / business line and acknowledge their struggle and hard work. 

 We met a lot of people in our life on different events or occasion, but we don’t know who they are? Their profession, life style, and how they are playing positive role in our society.  Why we are lacking this, just because we are already influenced of other international personalities, we least bother to search little about our own people, what they are doing how they are bringing positive change in our society. 

 I would like to share some “Gem of Pakistan” with all of you.  I will share their passion, lifestyle & how they are professionally contributing positively in our society with limited resources.

My first personality is the loveliest lady on this earth Miss. Fariha Rashed, she is currently working as a CEO Pitch Media Inc. [PR Agency], CEO Ink [magazine] & Partner at Kensho [clothing brand]

Your Family Please: 
I am single, and lucky enough to still be living with my mother to this day. We have a great relationship where we support each other and discuss everything happening in our lives. I try to be the best daughter I can even though I know I have my flaws :) As a working woman, my life has been intense and like a roller coaster ride ever since I graduated

Your Passion: 
My work! My family & my cat.

Being a social person what do you like/dislike in people: 
I dislike hypocrisy, fake-ness, double-standards & politics amongst people. I like straightforwardness, honesty, genuineness, being down-to-earth and sincerity in people I meet and hang out with.

What you like the most in makeup? Any specific product/brand? 
I absolutely love M.A.C. and do not use any other brand. I wear mascara, kajal, and eyeshadow. I am not a big fan of wearing lipstick.

Share with us your 5 must have beauty products (with brand): 
(1) Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara from M.A.C.,
 (2) Kajal Eyeliner from M.A.C.,
 (3) Lustre Lipstick - Desire by M.A.C., 
(4) All That Glitters Bronze Eyeshadow by M.A.C. 
(5) Studio Fix Fluid (Base) by M.A.C.

Are you a shopaholic? 
Not really - I would rather wait a few months and then go on a shopping free. I find shopping much more satisfying that way.

Favorite fashion/attire: 
Comfort comes before anything else for me. I love my good old shalwar kameez accessorized with a long necklace when stepping out for a meeting or lunch, and mostly my colour of choice is black, although I add in a tough of red or blue at times. I like wearing flat shoes as I just can not walk in high heels. At home I always walk around in soft, comfortable pair of pajamas.

Worst fashion: 
I hate real fur and leather made from the skin of exotic animals. It is uncivilized in my books to wear the corpse of an animal in the name of fashion. Also, animals are treated inhumanely and unethically while in captivity for their fur, and some of them are even skinned alive. Therefore I am #FurFree&Proud and appeal to all our local designers to not use real fur or leather made from the skin of exotic animals in their collections!

Food preferences: 
I am a vegetarian so my food preference includes spinach, feta cheese, pasta, beans and all tomato based dishes. 

Music preferences/favorite singer: 
I love pop, rock and ballads. My favorite singer these days locally is Sajjad Ali and internationally I love Adam Levine.

Those who achieve such as my late grandmother the actress Swaran Lata, my late grandfather the poet Noon Meem Rashed and my late father and diplomat Shahryar Rashed, who gave his children the best life possible.

Strength /Weakness: 
I believe my strength is accomplishing what I put my mind to and staying the course. My weakness is, I am way too moody and that sometimes affects decisions I make and my work.

Her biggest achievement: 
Starting two businesses from scratch and making them both a success. The third one, which is Kensho, a clothing brand, is still in the process of being established. 

Biggest failure/ reason / what you learned from that: 
I would rather call it a mistake than a failure. I should have kept in touch more with my old friends from school and even before that, as those are the people who really know me and will always be sincere to me. I have learned to value friendships more now and hope to forge some long lasting ones.

I am nothing without ... my family 

Sharing is Caring:
 Sharing is definitely important as it keeps you grounded and teaches you the art of giving. When you give, you get back. That is how the universe works. Also, the feeling you get when you give and witness the response to your act of giving, is just incomparable. 

Special Tip to become a successful human/professional: 
To become a successful professional, work hard and make sure you are doing what you are good at in life. Groom yourself and never stop learning new things. To be a good human being, be the best version of yourself. Treat your family well, do things for others, be sincere, be honest, learn from your mistakes, raise your voice for things you feel strongly about and be charitable at heart.

Piece of advise: 
Work hard and enjoy your life side-by-side.

I personally met Fariha, she is such a humble and down to earth lady. I must say a lady who has a heart of Gold. J
Lastly, I am thankful to Miss. Amber Ahmed for making this possible.

I conducted this interview in Feb, 2015, but due to some unavoidable circumstance just won’t be able to publish.  J

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Maybelline New York’s Centennial Celebrations continue with “The Power of Expression” through the Decades

Maybelline New York continues their 100 year celebrations of taking trends from the catwalk to the sidewalk in Pakistan with an intimate birthday event commemorating “The Power of Expression” through the decades on the 15th May 2015. This event follows the global trend setting brands’ presence as the official Makeup Partner at Fashion Pakistan Week in March/April of this year.

Mr. Moazzam Ali Khan cutting cake

Using Maybelline’s diverse range of coveted products, team N-pro by Nabila will be interpreting and defining trends from different eras, specifically: 1920’s – The Great Gatsby Era, 1930’s – The Daring Art Deco Era, 1940’s – The Woman at Work, 1950’s – Rolling Into the Diner, 1960’s – The Barbie Room, 1970’s – Studio 54 Showdown, 1980’s – Culture Club Cool, 1990’s – Making Internet Connection and 2000’s – #SocialMedia age. These looks were complemented by wardrobe from designers NidaAzwer, Saira Shakira and Natasha Kamal

“May 15th marked Maybelline’s 10 decades of non-stop beauty in the World. We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone in Pakistan via visualization of The Power of Expression, a timeline showcasing how the concept of beauty has changed over the past 10 decades and how the basic concept of beauty remains the same as it was 10 decades back. Through this celebration, we also honor the journey the brand has been through after its creation by its founders Thomas and Maybel Williams in 1915” said Moazzam Ali Khan, General Manager CPD Division of L’Oréal Pakistan (parent company of Maybelline).

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