Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jo’s Organic – Turmeric Mix/Ubtan (Brighten & Glow pack) Review

Last year, i was facing skin issues, acne, black heads, patchy skin etc. etc. i dont want to visit a doctor, as my preferences was to search some herbal totka, for this.  I worked alot and done some research over this and found some people / pages who are passionately working over herbal products and trying to change common people mind set  so that they can get some really reliable skin care stuff containing all natural / herbal ingredients.  Let me start this with " Jo's Organic Beauty", their intro and their Face Pack.

Company Introduction:

Jo’s Organic Beauty “ is about natural skin product loaded with skin loving nutrients.  The ingredients in each of our product are finely handpicked and 100% organic, free from paragon.  So they bring out the best results in skin care, helping to naturally glow with radiance.  Each of our product contains unique blend of herbal plant extract, butter, beeswax, exotic oils, vitamin rich oil and minerals too soothe, heal, and enhance your face, body and mind.  We sprinkle our product with love and care.  So you may blossom from within and always look irresistible, beauty best!

Jo’s Organic – Turmeric Mix (Brighten & Glow Pack)

This face pack is made from organic fruits extracts, finely ground herbs, flowers, and root powder which are sun dried and carefully blended, it can be used as cleansing scrubs or as face packs for deeper exfoliation.

Its not only help in giving you a fairer complexion, but they also fight other skin problems like acne, pimples, blemishes, dark spots, tan, wrinkles and blackheads, whitehead, and skin tanning. 
All the ingredients used are organic and natural therefore; it does not have any harmful side effects and suits all skin types.

How to make:

Take one table spoon of the turmeric mix powder, add a small amount of the rosewater, fresh milk or yogurt, mix well until the mixture achieves a smooth and creamy consistency. apply this paste of mixture over your whole face and leave it for 20 minutes and wash off.

My Experience:

Last year i was facing acne, blackheads and patchy skin issues so me truly was searching any herbal product to get rid from all skin issues, i found Jo's on facebook and decided to talk to the owner of this page. I called Ms. Jovita, and discussed about my skin issues, after a long discussion, she suggested me Turmeric Mix/Ubtan Brighten & Glow pack.

When i was making a paste of the pack, i feel, ... ahem ahem... its look like, i am mixing something normal gram floor, as i am a big risk taker so i just ignored the feelings and applied paste over my face, wait for 20 minutes and washed my face. OH MY GOD, it works like hell, truly...it recovers 50% my skin issues only applying single pack. it make my skin glowing, my acne gone within two days. I cant expect such quick and amazing results from this :) Jovita you win the heart. <3

My nieces facing white heads over her face and neck (on jawline), i applied this pack over her face and neck, and YES her white heads gone within two days too. la la la

I wont claim, that this pack give you whitening effect like Chitta, but i am damn sure this pack give you a radiant glow, give you 100% result for acne, dry patches and works great for dark spots too.

Highly recommended especially our teens, facing acne issues, pls pls pls try this lovely magical face pack and get rid from acne.

For their product range and any consultancy kindly visit their face book page

Happy shopping with Jo's Organic.

PS:  Before buying any skin related products, its highly recommended to consult your dermatologist, or read the ingredients to avoid any allergy or infection.  

Life is beautiful, Live it full of Passion <3

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Beauty UK CC Cream, Review.

Hi Beauties,

Hope life is treating you good. 2013-14 was fully loaded with BB creams fever and after that we caught another virus called CC cream.  Today, I am going to review one CC cream, which I am currently using almost on daily basis.

As everybody talked a lot about BB so I am skipping this BB thing and directly jumping to CC cream.  

CC stand for Color Control or Color Corrector, now I am going to review Beauty UK CC cream and sharing my personal experience.

Beauty UK CC Cream

My Experience:

I love its packaging, available in black squeezable wide tube and a tinny nozzle.  Product texture is average thick, just like normal liquid foundation. When i open it and start applying this product I just start loving it, its very light weight. Though I already tried many BB creams and already knew their formula but this one is better than anything, truly.  I am addictive to apply foundation with my foundation brush as I feel comfortable with it so my experience with foundation brush is amazing, I applied this CC cream all over my face and neck within seconds.It gives me just flawless foundation effect. It balanced my skin, hides almost 70% uneven skin and gives me airbrush effect. Wow, what els you expect a CC cream han... :)

It has the capacity of HD foundations as well, because it hydrates the skin after application and gives you a powder finish look, only HD foundations has such quality or specialty. One more positive point, it contains SPF 30, which is the almost highest rate of SPF and a CC cream containing this ... Amazing...

I am a foundation freaking person and tried lots of foundation from different brands in different types and forms, on basis of my personal experiences which I got normally over my own self, my family or my clients. From 1-5, I will rate this CC cream 3% above than BB creams and only 1% below of any good liquid foundation. Yes only 1% . Coverage is light to above medium and if you follow the buildup foundation coverage technique you will get medium to full coverage. Yup its true ;)

My skin tone in NC 25, and I am using 20 Fawn color which is exactly matched to my skin tone.

Price: £4.99 

Available colors:

10 Natural
20 Fawn
30 Biscuit

Availability:  Easily available on all leading stores.

So far, i didn't found any negative point except they have only 3 colors in their collection, as its a CC cream so better to swatch this and hope you get the color according to your skin tone. :) 

*image from their web site

Friday, 13 February 2015

Sneak peak - Élan Lawn collection March 2015

Our very own Leading luxury designer label Élan is introducing some Spring/Summer Lawn Collection 2015, with the collaboration of Sapphire Group .

Here are some sneak Peak of upcoming sprint/summer collections.

I am truly loving this picture, how the creative designer Khadija Shah is passionately working.

 Khadija Shah is giving final touches to lovely Rabia Butt for the shoot.

Model Rabia Butt, Dusky beauty <3

Thursday, 12 February 2015

‘HSY Brings the World to Pakistan’ collection and limited edition ‘Cricket World Cup Kurtas’

Following the launch of the brand’s new website, renowned couturier HSY introduces two new pret lines; “HSY Brings the World to Pakistan” Collection and Limited Edition “Cricket World Cup Kurtas” for both men & women. The new ensembles are available for purchase at the brand’s Gulberg Galleria Store in Lahore and at the brand’s newly inaugurated web portal with a price range starting from PKR 8,000 [HSY Brings the World to Pakistan Collection] and PKR 3,500 [Cricket World Cup Kurtas] respectively.

The inspiration for “HSY Brings the World to Pakistan” collection stems from the designer’s extensive travels and his experiences with new cultures and places around the world. Through this collection, HSY seeks to share intimate moments from his travels and global experiences over the years, through the versatile medium of fashion. Starting from February 2015, the brand will introduce a themed extension to the collection, based around the culture of a new, dynamic city from across the Globe each month - featuring thematic design elements representative of that city integrated into traditional designs, making the collection a fusion of cultures with a surprise twist. The collections will consist of formal and semi-formal designs in small, medium and large sizes. The outfits have been beautifully embellished and use fabrics ranging from raw silks and chiffons to cotton nets and cotton silks, in diverse color palettes that vary with respect to the city the collection draws inspiration from.

Commemorating the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, HSY launches a limited range of Cricket World Cup Kurtas celebrating Pakistan’s participation at the prestigious tournament. The Kurtas feature three designs for men and one design for women based in the iconic color palette of Pakistan’s National Flag; Green and White.

Speaking about the new collection and the limited range of World Cup Kurtas, designer HSY said, “I have travelled around the world and have experienced beautiful, rich and diverse cultures. Through this collection I want to share the World with my country. We have integrated a host of design influences from the west as well as the east with the rich culture of Pakistan to come up with something decadent, unique and inspiring in the signature HSY style.”

“Cricket’s biggest summer has begun and shortly the best players from the best cricket nations will come together across Australia and New Zealand to compete for cricket’s ultimate prize, the ICC Cricket World Cup. We at HSY wanted to celebrate the Nation’s love for the sport, hence, the launch of our limited edition of Kurtas. My team and I wish Pakistan all the best and hope our team can repeat our 1992 World Cup winning performance”.

The “HSY Brings the World to Pakistan” Collection as well as the World Cup designs will be available at the brand’s Gulberg Galleria Store from 10th February 2015, with select designs also available at HSY’S online store (www.hsystudio.com).

For more information please visit the brand’s official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hsystudio 

Press Release:

PR: Lotus PR

Introducing the ‘Ambassador of Fashion’, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème launches new Gemstone Collection in collaboration with couturier Nomi Ansari

Introducing the ‘Ambassador of Fashion’ platform; where Beauty meets Fashion:
L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème launches new Gemstone Collection in collaboration with couturier Nomi Ansari 

L’Oréal Paris, the world’s leading beauty brand, launched the ‘Ambassador of Fashion’ platform, a brand new beauty and fashion collaboration in Pakistan with coveted hair color brand Excellence Crème as its flag-bearer. The vision behind the collaboration is for L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème, as the ambassador of fashion, to engage with dynamic Pakistani fashion to introduce all-encompassing beauty and fashion trends.

L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème reveals their Gemstone Collection, inspired by the Rare Andalusite Gemstone. This new range comes in three magnetic Andalusite Brown shades which have been developed with an exclusive mix of cool & warm pigments while providing the signature Excellence Crème triple protection. With inclusive applicator instruments specially designed to create the ultimate Exquisite Browns look from the comfort of one’s home, the collection comes in three distinct shades: 4.3 (Golden Chestnut Brown), 5.3 (Golden Light Brown) and 6.7 (Chocolate Brown).

As the Ambassador of Fashion, L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème has collaborated with master couturier Nomi Ansari to create a bespoke capsule fashion collection to complement the luxury hair brand’s trendsetting new Gemstone Shades. Hair Color & Styling artist Saba Ansari of Sabs Salon, model Amna Babar and photographer Nadir Firoz Khan of NFK Photography also lent their expertise to the photo-shoot of the collection to create a signature L’Oréal Paris ‘beauty meets fashion look’, which will be revealed in print in February 2015. Under its pioneering Ambassador of Fashion vision for L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème, the brand will be introducing additional innovative collaborations with a diversity of brands within fashion and lifestyle in 2015 in an endeavor to further raise the benchmark for excellence in Pakistan’s beauty industry.

Speaking about the launch of the new L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Gemstone Collection and the ‘Ambassador of Fashion’ Platform, General Manager (Consumer Products’ Division) at L’Oréal Pakistan, Moazzam Ali Khan said, “With a legacy which spans over 100 years, L’Oréal Paris is not just the world leader in beauty, but is also a brand which through its pioneering innovations in make-up and specifically in hair care, has created a marriage between beauty, fashion and glamour. Through targeted initiatives such as our strategic partnership at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week and now through our association with Nomi Ansari, we are seeking to further augment the relationship between fashion and beauty the unique L’Oréal Paris way. As a leading fashion designer who’s renowned for his use of dynamic colors, Nomi Ansari was but a natural partner for us to collaborate with on the new Gemstone Collection from Excellence Crème. We feel that this collaboration will go a long way in establishing Excellence Crème and towards cementing the brand’s credentials as being the ‘Ambassador of Fashion’”.

“The ‘Ambassador of Fashion’ platform from Excellence Crème is a remarkable way of blending fashion and beauty. We came up with three looks, very sensual and elegant, to complement the Gemstone Collection from Excellence Crème. Certain things we kept in mind – it has to be beautiful, it has to be gorgeous and it has to be very current!” said Nomi Ansari on his collaboration with the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème and the Gemstone collection.

Rated the world’s no. 1[i] hair color, Excellence Crème uses an advance hair care technology with three active protectant ingredients for smooth, silky, and replenished hair. The new hair color kit is available for PKR 1,049 at all leading retailers nationwide.

[i] Excellence Crème was reported as the No. 1 Hair Colour brand for 50 countries reported by Nielsen, IRI, and SRI (grocery value sales FY2011).

Press Release
PR:  Lotus 

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sapphire introduces new Valentine’s Day themed capsule collection

After the acclaimed launched of Sapphire’s flagship store at Dolmen Mall Clifton, Karachi, the retail brand is set to launch a romance themed capsule collection to commemorate Valentine’s Day. The new collection will be available at from Saturday 7th February 2015 at the Sapphire flagship store in Karachi.

Inspired by the rich culture and heritage of the East, Sapphire’s ready to wear Valentine’s Day collection features 10 innovative designs on 6 printed ready to wear kurtas priced at PKR 2,600 and 4 embroidered kurtas priced at PKR 4,000 only. The collection plays with fun and vibrant aesthetics that include multicoloured floral prints and whimsical motifs. The line also incorporates the elegance of damask to impart a contemporary look to classical styles.

Sapphire, a collaborative venture between the Sapphire Group and fashion designer Khadijah Shah of Élan, hosts a range of products which includes stitched day wear and unstitched printed fabric for women, scarves, a special formal range ‘Naqaash’, a menswear line ‘Shikaara’ and a range of precious and semi-precious stones jewellery called ‘Nigeen’. With a price range starting from PKR 2,200, Sapphire’s collection reflects an eclectic bohemian spirit through vivid designs and bold embroideries.

For further information visit:

Instagram: Sapphirepakistan
Twitter: #SapphirePK
Campaign Hashtag: #SAPPHIRELOVE

PR: Lotus

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Latest Fall / Winter Collection by The House of Aphrodite

Sumbal Hammad, the creative Director of The House of Aphrodite brings to Pakistan the latest International trends from various globally recognized high street brands including Karen Millen, French Connection, Gap, Zara, Top Shop, River Island, Wallis, Jane Norman, H & M, Debenhams and the European inspired sourced brand Aphrodite. So this Fall get spoilt at The House of Aphrodite!

Collection Information: 
Description: Baby, it’s cold outside
Shoot Credits Photography: Yousaf Fayyaz @ Ebuzz Studio 
Models: Sonia Nazir and Sadia Faisal 
Hair and Make-up: Hussain Raza 
Collection: Fall/Winter Collection 

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