Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Best Kind of Haul - N.M.N & Co

The best of haul is when you know you are shopping for a cause. This is what i did last week when i found about this amazing Facebook page N.M.N & Co .
We all like jewellery , handbags , and what not , N.M.N & Co. offers all these things on amazing affordable prices. Let me give you an example i bought a replica LV handbag from a very well known departmental store DHA lahore and N.M.N & Co was selling same bag for friction of cost.

 This is what N.M.N & Co is all about 

We are exclusively working for the special children who are cancer patients and due to the growing economic pressure remain deprived of a proper treatment against this deadly ailment. We are just trying to do our bit by generating funds for their treatment. This is a 100% charity based operation and every single penny generated goes to Children Cancer Hospital (CCH) as a donation. We do not take any salary or share in profits since all this work is being done on a complete voluntarily basis by us. We are just trying to do our bit for these special kids suffering from this vicious disease and you do yours by purchasing stuff from NMN&Co.

Please join hands with us and let us grow with your support, ask your friends and family to purchase from us since we are "SELLING FOR A CAUSE".

I have ordred twice from them, both times jewellery because other than makeup i am obsessed with traditional jewellery pieces,  and let me tell you , that i had to be super fast because their items sell out in a blink of eye. They response to the emails really promptly . They shipped out my order next day of the payment. They packaged the jewellery pieces with so much care and it showed that they want them to reach safely. I Paid i guess 400-500 rs for the rings and the green set was rs 750 . I will update exact prices later.

Please Please take a moment and join them for this noble cause. I know i will shop again and again because i know they are raising funds for the Children Cancer Hospital, as they are SELLING FOR A CAUSE. Check out their FACEBOOK PAGE here  


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LOreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15 - Review

Experience 5 complexion-perfecting benefits in a single step. Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator instantly evens, illuminates, perfects, moisturizes, and protects skin. In one week, tone and texture are improved and skin is healthier looking. Contains Broad Spectrum SPF 15. Available in 2 shades (Light & Medium).

Okay so first thing first, I have never used Asian BB creams so i have absolutely NO idea how and what to compare them with the American BB creams. I have read that there is a huge difference in claims and what not ,but i am reviewing on what i have tried so far.
I have three US versions of BB cream ,Loreal, Maybelline  Dream fresh BB cream , and Garnier. In this post , I’ll do a side by side swatches of all of them because I think it would be helpful for those who are curious about texture and shades .The loreal youth code BB cream claims to illuminate , which is i think is somewhat true because it definatley makes your face dewy . The texture is thick and creamy and I personally like applying it with my fingers . Doing so gives light coverage ,So with lOreal youth code bb cream It doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup. I find that this product does a pretty good job at evening out my skin tone overall , my skin has improved a lot in past couple of month since I started using clarisonic Mia., The finish is natural,smoother ,luminous and dewy ( a tad bit shiny if you got oily skin ) . Its very hydrating ( another reason to avoid if you have oily skin ) . But I have combination skin oily T zone and dry cheek area ,I personally love the moisture and how it brightens up my face ,taking away the dullness .Its doesn't enhance the dry patches on my skin and in my opinion looks very natural. But i do dust a powder during day time to avoid looking oily as i have combination skin. I believe shade wise L'oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15 is more suitable for me. The Maybelline is way to dark but since it was the sheerest of all three,i still wear it. But I would say LOreal Youth Code BB Cream is my favorite among all three of BB creams i own.
BB creams usually came in "one" shade when they were introduced but now companies are coming out with different shades to suit everyone. I have three US Drugstores BB creams with me today to swatch .

For Reference i am Mac NC 35 and swatch below was taken outdoor on back of my hand

( L-R ) Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream
in medium to deep , L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream in medium and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream in medium-deep
From swatches you can see that maybelline one is darkest and Garnier is lightest, L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream has a bit of more yellow to it. From swatches you can see Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream look the sheerest of all.

Where to buy : Drugstore retailers and online.  I ordered using a 20% off offer,  L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream in medium and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream in medium-deep from ,  and i bought Garnier BB cream in medium to deep from a walmart . 

Are you into BB creams ? Do you plan on trying any of the newly launched BB creams ? 

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