Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nature Charms Beauty Herbs & Oils - Review

Just before eid ul adha , i received two products from Natures Charm for review purposes. I was hearing about the brand for the first time. Being a person who loves herbal haircare,herbal teas and herbal scents, i was excited to try them. I received two products.

  • Active Herbals Fairness Cream/ Light Formula for Summer (full size/3oz) Rs 1500.)
  • 20 Magic Herbs Hair Oil Rs 950 /100ml

I love to use and try herbal hair oils. I try to oil my hair atleast twice a week if not then once a week is confirmed. I color my hair , so my hair tend to gravitate towards normal to dry. The 20 magic hair oil has some amazing blend of stuff like almond,coconut,olive ,rose Mary,garlic and so on (complete list is below) .

Hair fall is a common problem. Everyday we lose strands of hair but are clueless how to stop it from happening. Nature Charms 20 Potent Herbs Oil is especially formulated with nutritious imported Olive , Almond and Coconut Oil. Along with these oils 20 natural Anti hair fall ,Anti dandruff and Anti Gray herbs including Amla ,Ritha ,Sikakai,Fenugreek, Flaxseed, Rose Mary, Lemon Grass, GingerRoot, Calendula ,Pepper Mint ,Rose Petals,Hibiscus, Camphor,Garlic , Sesame, Winter Cherry ,False Daisy ,Yarrow, Basil, Margosa Seeds, Curry and Neem leaves have been added. The unique combination of oils and herbs strengthen your hair from inside and make them lustrous and shiny from outside.It turns hair silky shiny and strong. With regular use of the oil the problem of hair fall stops completely. Stronger ,shining hair only for Rs 950/- per 100 ml.
Apply 2-3 times a week like any other hair oil allow it to stay an hour or two in your hair then wash off. Notice change within a week of usuage .On the first sniff, what i smelled was coconut .The scent is nice and mild and doesnt seem to lnger after washing. I use it mostly on day time but if sometimes i would apply and leave it overnight to get utmost results. My hair felt soft, shiny and manageable after every usage. I felt my hair was less frizzy after wash and was easy to brush . Overall i am pretty happy with it since its doing what it is supposed to do. I have long hair , the bottle i was received was good for 3-4 usage as I like oil to reach every strand of my hair so i apply it pretty liberally . I finished my cute little bottle already .

I am finding the Active Herbals Fairness Cream bit tricky to use. I looked more thicker and blam-like in their facebook photo . The one i received was thick a,bit grainy and alot more oily. I could see the oil at the top layer of the jar. I used it couple of time and honestly , i felt it wasn't suitable for this kind of weather right now . The weather is humid and my skin is more on dry to oily . I couldn't seem to make it work for me and it made me sad because i loved the ingredients. I have kept the cream safe to use for more winter night when my skin will need more moisturizing. But if you have a very dry skin and need a TLC , this will work great for you. 

Nature Charms Active Herbals Fairness cream formulated with Indian Madder ,Lupin Seeds ,goat milk and other ingredients is a unique skin lightening formula that give you smoother, brighter skin by lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. It lighten freckles, hyper-pigmentation or age spots. The unmatched herbs combination evens out skin tone while refreshing, energizing, and moisturizing it. It also tightens pores, refines skin texture, stimulates circulation, and makes the skin luminous by boosting fairer complexion ,enhancing glow and clearing dark spotsIndian madder is one of the most popular herbs in skin care.It is a potent herb that improves overall skin health tremendously.
 You can find more about  Nature Charms- Beauty Herbs & Oils on Facebook . I will suggest to give the 20 hair oil a chance. I enjoyed using it, i am sure you will too  :)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Strawberry Laser Forever: A New, Non-Invasive Plastic Surgery Option


Plastic surgery can be a daunting option when it comes to changing your physical appearance. Programs on TV show the potentially harmful effects of surgery gone wrong. Newspapers and magazines sensationalize botched up plastic surgery jobs. But what many people don’t know is that plastic surgery doesn’t have to be invasive. There are plenty of options for treatments that will never see a needle or knife come anywhere near you. One of these methods is the little heard of strawberry laser treatments. This innovative, new treatment can see patients lose inches from their bodies without any pain. Sounds too good to be true, right? But it is true, and patients are raving about their positive experiences with the plastic surgery method.

What Is Strawberry Laser?

Strawberry laser uses sixty tiny lasers to pass through the skin. They melt fat particles beneath the surface of the skin. Your body reabsorbs the liquified fat and expels it as bodily waste. The treatment takes twenty minutes and will need to be repeated a few times for you to start seeing the positive effects. People require around eight to ten treatments. After the treatments, you’ll be able to see clear, measurable results. You will shed inches from your waist, thighs or other chosen, target areas.

Is It Safe?

Strawberry laser is completely non-invasive and is FDA approved. A professional plastic surgeon carries out the procedures. The results are realistic and gentle. You can expect to see a reduction of one to three inches per session. You won’t experience any pain throughout the entire process. It is a safe and sensible procedure with fewer side effects than other, better known plastic surgery options.

What Can I Expect To Happen?

The procedure is altogether stress-free. Before any treatment starts, you will have a consultation with a professional to discuss the treatment and recovery. Use this time to ensure that the surgeon knows exactly what you want from the treatment. Desired goals will be noted. There are four steps to the treatment itself.

  1. A member of staff will take starting measurements.You will be asked to relax and will be laid down on a table before treatment commences.

  1. Strawberry Laser paddles will be placed over your target areas. Each treatment area will take around ten minutes.

  1. After treatment, more measurements will be taken. This will show the results of the treatment session.

  1. You will then be led to a Whole Body Vibration Unit. You will stand on this for about ten minutes. This will help your body to rid itself of the liquified fat cells now in your system.


Will The Weight Stay Off?

Like any other weight loss technique, it is important to care for your body at the same time as working on it. The fat cells will be expelled from your body and are thus completely gone. However, you will have to take care not to allow your body to make new ones. It is suggested that you incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle to maintain your new body shape and weight.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September Haul - Elf cosmetics , Sleek Makeup & #OvalBrushes

Its been a while since i did a haul post , honestly last few months had  been so dry . I was hardly buying anything new. But since now we have partially moved back to city , and have access to wifi (after like what .. 5 years) . I felt i needed a small haul to cheer me up. I ordered stuff from 
ELF Cosmetics Pakistan
La Viva Glam
and Buy Sell Swap (Pakistan)

Let's start with elf cosmetics, firstly i had no idea until few weeks ago that elf cosmetics have been officially launched in Pakistan and now have their own website. Cherry on top, their prices are amazing ,You don't feel like you are over paying for something which actually costs few dollars in states. I wanted to try the yellow powder for sooo  long but it was almost always out of stock on elf (USA) website and it was sold out in Pakistan. But after few days i read ELF Cosmetics Pakistan facebook status that there had been a restock update and jumped right up on the website and got me some goodies.
I oredred
  • ELF Baked Highlighter – Moonlight Pearl ₨ 695
  • ELF Shimmering Facial Whip – Golden Peach Rs 375
  • ELF High Definition Powder – Corrective Yellow ₨1,150
Then i got order confirmation email , then later text confirming that my order has been shipped. It was a cash on delievery . I had my stuff with me in two days. So overall a big thumbs up for doing a great job.

 I was on highlighter kick. I saw Jacklyn hill's ride or die makeup tag and she was raving about Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette ,  I was sold . I searched facebook pages and found it instock at La Viva Glam . Which happens to be my absolute favorite page and owner is a good friend. I paid Rs.2700+shipping for this bab. The palette had four highlighter ( 3 powder and one cream). They’re designed as “highly pigmented metallic finishes” that give a “luminous sheen” on the “face and body.”

Last but not least , The hyped up #ovalbrushes. I paid rs 1900 (shipping included ) for set of five oval brushes with rose gold handles.I got them from a seller on a facebook group.

Swatches : 

Swatches L-R - Elf shimmering whip in golden peach , Elf baked highlighter in Moonlight pearl dry and on right wet.

Sleek Makeup Solstice Highlighting Palette swatch
Let me know if you would want to see  detailed review or a look on any of these products :)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Range - Review

Few weeks ago , i was fortunate enough to receive some of products from the Palmer's coconut oil formula range. I was generously asked to pick the range i wanted to review among olive oil,cocoa butter and coconut. My choice was clearly coconut because the scent of coconut hair products esp the oil brings back so many childhood memories. My mom used to massage my hair twice a week with pure coconut oil when i was a kid. I and my siblings are naturally blessed with thick hair and i don't remember , i ever had any hair related problems. The scent of coconut make me recall the times when i used to sit in front of my mom ,and she would lovingly massage my hair. Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Range smell exactly like pure coconut without exaggerating. It smells heavenly.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula products contain ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï, infused with Tiaré flower petals. These raw, natural ingredients deeply hydrate, repair damage and give hair incredible shine. Palmer's Coconut Oil products strengthens hair at the roots, alleviating tightness and itch, and stimulating the scalp for healthy growth.

No Sulfates • No Parabens • No Phthalates • No Mineral Oil • No Gluten • No Dyes

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formla Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo & Repairing Conditioner 

I color my hair , well actually i have premature greys so i have to color my hair every 2-3 weeks and i am always on hunt for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.The duo is suited for anyone who have dry,damaged or color treated hair.
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formla Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo is a rich, creamy shampoo, free of sulfates and harsh detergents, that gently cleanses and removes buildup without stripping hair or interrupting its delicate moisture balance.Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner is a rich, creamy conditioner that instantly detangles and coats strands for silkier, shinier and easier to manage hair.
First of all why i think its worth trying is that it is sulfate free ,meaning its free of any harmful chemicals and it won't be harsh on skin and scalp. Despite being sls free, it does lather up nicely and i didn't need alot of product for my long hair so for the price , i think these are worth the price. After rinsing my hair were less frizzy , soft and manageable. But I was hoping that the coconut smell to linger a bit more though.I have straight hair and the conditioner made them very manageable and didn't weigh them down.

  • Price : Coconut Oil Formla Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo (Rs.550/-)& Repairing Conditioner (Rs.550/-)
  • Availability : , ,  ,Alfatah stores (Lahore , Islamabad ) ,Agha super market (Karchi ) , Ebco Karchi .

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum

Hands down , this is one of my absolute favorite product from the bunch i got. This is Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum .
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Hair Polisher Serum is a shine boosting finishing serum that instantly tames frizz, adds high-definition gloss and makes hair feel like silk.
 The reason why i love it is because sometimes when i am in hurry and have no time to style my hair, after washing my hair , i let them air dry for 10-15 mins , meanwhile get dressed, put some makeup on , and then i put a little product on palm of my hands ,rub my hand together and quickly spread the products onto my hair , just like combing through with fingers. Then i brush my hair and good to go. What it does is that it gets rid of all the frizz , detangles and softens. So brushing is easy and makes them much more manageable. You need just a small amount . It can also be used on dry hair. So if you  have dry or wavy hair , i will highly recommenced Palmers Coconut Oil Hair Polisher Serum. A big thumbs up from me.

  • Price : Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Hair Polisher Serum (Rs.665/-)
  • Availability , ,  ,Alfatah stores (Lahore , Islamabad ) ,Agha super market (Karchi ) , Ebco Karchi .
Palmer's Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray

My second favorite . I use this when i feel my hair is looking dry or dull and could use a little pick me up.
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray is a refreshing scalp spray that strengthens hair at the roots, alleviating tightness and itch, and stimulating the scalp for healthy growth.
Just like we all use dry shampoo, The goal is to spray all of your roots. I just part my hair,spary ,then continue towards the back, taking sections one by one, then to the other side . The key is to keep it light handed. The end result is healthy looking hair with not so dry scalp. I have notice that my scalp felt less dry and less itchy.Its smells fantastic. The scent is blend of eucalyptus , mint and coconut . If you know me or have been reading my blog for a while , you'll know these are my favorite scents when it comes to hair ,bath and body products.It works as a leave in conditioner but better. It doesnt weigh hair down , not greasy and my hair smelled like mint :) yum

  • Price : Palmer's Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray (Rs.460/-)
  • Availability : , ,  ,Alfatah stores (Lahore , Islamabad ) ,Agha super market (Karchi ) , Ebco Karchi .

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk

Another gem from Palmer's coconut range .Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk
Replenish dry, damaged hair with Palmer's® Coconut Oil Formula® Hair Milk.  This lightweight, non-greasy hair lotion penetrates deep, replacing natural essential oils.  Formulated with pure coconut milk and Vitamin E, Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair Milk leaves hair soft with body, moisture and shine.
It doesnt feel stick. In fact its very lightweight . After washing my hair , i take a dollop , make sure not to go over board with it, as it can weighes down hair. I add some of it on damp hair ,and then rub it in from the roots to the tip, paying special attention to the ends . I felt it work better on damp hair but can be used on dry hair. It tames the frizeness, makes hair soft and supple looking . If you have curly hair, i think you will like this as much , after washing or even on dry hair, use the method above and scrunch the hair. Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk will work on almost every type of hair .

  • Price : Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Replenishing Hair Milk (Rs.650/-)
  • Availability : , ,  ,Alfatah stores (Lahore , Islamabad ) ,Agha super market (Karchi ) , Ebco Karchi . 
Overall I enjoyed using Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Range. My hair felt soft , clean and healthy. I was content knowing that these are SLS free and won't damage my hair and keep the scalp itch free and non drying. But if i have to recommend any two products from the range i will say go for  Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hair Polisher Serum and Palmer's Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray . i absolutely loved them and i will happily repurchase them.

You can find more about Palmer's Pakistan at their facebook page and Instagram . There are complete list of stores that carry their product on their facebook page as well as product information.