27 November, 2013

Quick Post: The Body Shop Discount offer

Hello lovely readers, recently I received a message from The Body Shop that they are having a new addition in their family by launching "white musk smoky rose" range and there is going to be 10 to 20% off on it (They haven't mentioned any last date for this offer). In the message they said "visit dolmen mall hyderi outlet" so I'm not sure if other outlets are also having this discount offer, but I think it should be a nation-wide or at least city-wide offer lol...

I haven't yet visited their outlet, but if I get the chance to visit them this weekend I'll surely update you guys here. :)



Now if you will excuse me, there is something that I need to attack enjoy  :D


20 November, 2013

Favorite world cinema - 1

Watching movies is more than a passion to me. An obsession may be? lol. I love watching movies that make me see things from a new perspective. Watching movies is like an exploration to me ; meeting new people, understanding different issues and experiencing new culture. Yes, I love watching movies from different countries and languages which I dont even know how to speak/read. Thank God we have the subtitles option. :D

I watch movies very frequently, like almost every day after wrapping up my daily house chores as it helps me unwind after a busy and tiring day. So far, for this month, these are my favorite movies from the world cinema ; in no particular order. [ and no, this does not include Hollywood movies :) ]

1. Udaan (2010)


This INDIAN movie is a great work by the writer as well as the director and all the cast.

{a young boy returns home after being expelled from the school; his father is a very strict fellow; the young boy has dreams of becoming a writer but the father doesnt approve of it. So who wins then? :) }

The story starts off pretty interesting and all the performances by the young lot are very appreciable. Towards the end of the movie, I was quite confused as to which side should I take: Rohan's or his father's? but eventually, I understood what was missing from the father's personality and felt happy for the Rohan. I think its a must watch to understand the intricacies of the human behavior and relationships. I gave this movie 8/10 stars.

2. Jagten (2012)


This is by far the most scary movie which can not be put under category of "horror"!

{a divorced middle aged ex-professor works in the kindergarten; the young daughter of his friend, merely 5 or 6 years old, develops a *crush* over him and after being lightly scolded by him, accuses him of child molestation; the series of events that follow are very horrific which will make the viewer cringe! }

This movie is a master-piece! This plays with your intellect and motions in a way that's unexpressable! You can not quite bring yourself to hate the little kid, but at the same time, you can NOT forgive her for her stupid childishness. This is a kind of movie that will resonate in your memories (if you are a deep thinker like me) and make you feel scared as well, in a way... This is DENMARK's official submission to the Foreign Language Film category of the 2014 Academy Awards. Keeping my fingers crossed! :) My rating: 8/10.

3. Celda 211 (2009)




This SPANISH movie is a great action/crime/thriller. The performances by the lead actors are praise-worthy. The movie is pretty violent so its not for the faint hearted :P

{ a new inmate at the jail gets trapped in the riot where the occupants take control of the prison; luckily the brutal prisoners don't know that he is not among them, but for how long? }

This is a very straight forward movie which lets you peek in the world of criminals and keeps you engrossed throughout the movie. Although I was hoping they end the movie otherwise but I think it was the only possible realistic approach to present to the audience. Watch it when you are in mood for watching something brutal (commonly called as action or crime) and be ready to feel sorry for some unfortunate events. My rating: 8/10.

4. Caché (2005) 



This FRENCH movie is my all time favorite crime/mystery/thriller and of course, it was a re-watch. :)

{ a family starts receiving letters or rather distorted drawings from an unknown person; the drawings make the husband very disturbed; but why? does he have a hidden past or any mistakes that he committed? }

The cast includes two of my most favorite actors: Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil. Its a very good drama which focuses on human mind and the games that it has the capability to play. This is the kind of movie which keeps you on the edge of your seat and keeps you guessing what's gonna happen next. The absence of background music also adds to the mystery feeling of the plot. After the movie ends, you are free to make your own interpretations of the ending. One of the best movies that the French cinema has to offer and a very fine work by Michael Haneke. My rating: 9/10.

5. Spirited Away (2001)



I am short of words to praise this JAPANESE animated masterpiece! This is Miyazaki's one of the finest creations.

{a little girl loses her parents as they are turned into pigs by eating something awful; thus starts her surreal journey into an unimaginable world to free her parents, with many interesting characters that depict mystery, greed, compassion and a whole spectrum of attributes to wow the viewer! }

This movie is super-fun to watch! very light if taken from one perspective and very dark if seen from the other. I didnt realise the *dark* side of it as I did not decipher its hidden dark symbolism; and I would rather not see it that way ever. I would always like it to be a mysterious journey of the cute little Chihiro along with some other cute characters like No Face, Boh and Soot balls... what a memorable and enjoyable experience! No wonder it won the Academy award for Best Animated Feature. :) My rating: 10/10. yes it a rare thing to happen! :D


Hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings about my favorite movies. What are your favorite movies? Let me know as I am always in search of good recommendations. :)


- images are taken from google. I dont own their rights. No intellectual property infringement intended whatsoever.

13 November, 2013

GOOD PURCHASE- NIVEA INVISIBLE ANTI-PERSPIRANT SPRAY

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a good time and enjoying your life. As someone said, "Retail therapy is the best therapy" - I for one, TOTALLY agree with it. Not only that it makes you feel relaxed and detoxified in way at that time, but also a good purchase is something that always makes you feel happy and accomplished in a sense, at least that's what happens with me :D

Lat month, I made a few purchases and I'm pretty happy with all of them, but this little bad boy has blown me off my feet. I'm talking about my new HG "Nivea anti-perspirant spray (invisible for black and white)".








Claims:
  • no white marks on black clothing and anti-yellow staining on white clothing
  • 48h anti-perspirant protection and gentle NIVEA® Care
  • Skin tolerance dermatologically proven
  • Without  colorants

Directions: 

Shake well before use. Hold the can 15 cm from the underarm and spray. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Allow product to dry completely.

Ingredients:

Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Cyclomethicone, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Isopropyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate,Dimethiconol, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Parfum.


Now what is it that I love about this product?

Ultra dry transition from Roll-on to Anti-perspirant spray:

Previously I had been using a Roll-on, which had a good lasting fragrance but also had this very wet-sticky feeling to it. It would stain my clothes and not to mention, it was a complete hassle in my morning getting-ready-to-work routine to wait for it to get dry. This Nivea spray offers a complete opposite experience. Not only it is dry-in-an-instant kinda spray but also, it leaves no stains on any of my clothes! This not only saves time for its application but also provides mental relief that my clothes are safe from stains.

Longevity of the Product:

Although I have previously tried enough drug store anti-perspirant sprays, but the staying power of this product is commendable! I have worn this spray in very hot and humid climate and I can testify that after exact 24 hours of its wear time, my underarms were odor free and a light whiff of the fragrance of this spray can be felt. I must mention here that I do not spend my time in air-conditioned environment, so this staying power is very appreciable imho. [of course I can not testify its '48 hour anti-perspirant protection claim' because I simply can not stay away for that long from applying a deodorant/anti-perspirant spray on my underarms, for hygienic reasons :) ]

Its Fragrance!!!

which is neither sweet nor fruity or floral - its very smart and clean, and kinda strong (but not overpowering at the same time). I personally like such fragrances therefore this is another plus for me. 


All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the purchase of this product and although its less than half empty, I'm gonna be buying it again soon on my next trip of shopping.

I bought Nivea anti-perspirant spray (invisible for black and white) for PKR 195 from Imtiaz Super Market. 

So what's your favorite drug store anti-perspirant spray? I have shared mine, now its your turn ;) Let me know in the comments.

Lots of love. xoxo

09 November, 2013

Winter Coats

Now don't think by reading the title of this post that I happen to live in a city where we can enjoy extreme chilly weather to make full use of winter coats; no sir, that's not the case. I happen to live in a city where there is summer for almost 9 months in a year, and the winter breeze only passes by gently saying Hello and Goodbye together. The least temperature that I remember falling in my city is 15 degree Celsius, or if we exaggerate a little, 10 degree perhaps? so what am I complaining about?
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That we don't get to wear the awesomely stylish coats that I'm sure many of us keep drooling over as the winter season starts....!!!

I was watching this movie "Charade" and suddenly I was struck by the realization that its almost winter now! I was praising the stylish persona of Audrey Hepburn wearing those gorgeous coats by Givenchy, and what a pity...I could not adorn this winter necessity although I happen to own two very smartly tailored coats :(

Getting back from mourning over my city's climate (and giving myself a condolence hug), may I now present to you the ever-adorable Audrey Hepburn?







Hungry for a few more styles? Let me call Andy from The Devil Wears Prada

Here. Feast your eyes.








Ah...this movie is my anti-depressant pill, which I have to take every two to three months haha. If someone asks me what would be my dream job? I would say, "to be Miranda's assistant! as a thousand girls would kill for that job..." :D

And this is me. Hello.


So what's your winter must-have? 
Have a great weekend! :) xoxo

*Disclaimer: some of the pictures are taken from Google. I don't own their rights. No intellectual property rights infringement intended whatsoever.

06 November, 2013

Quick Post- Luscious Cosmetics Discount Offer

All the fans of Luscious Cosmetics be alert: Luscious Cosmetics is offering a great deal of discount on their nail colors, called “Nail Sale” (it is for online customers only), and also, a FREE Luscious Compact Mirror is given on every purchase!

Luscious Cosmetics offer free Cash on delivery nationwide. Just keep in mind that the order amount must be PKR 1500 or above.


For more details visit their facebook page and website.

01 November, 2013

The Body Shop HAUL

Im a happy girl today. why? because not very often it happens that amidst the range of products in your favorite brand store, the ones you love most are on a big sale! I visited The Body Shop today and was pretty pleased to see my favorite line of products on 60% off. Lately, I have been using TBS Ananya Body Lotion like crazy, because I am madly in love with its fragrance, and today I found out that it is on limited time (31st October - 3rd November) sale at 60% off.

So what followed next was pretty inevitable....


I got
TBS Ananya Body Lotion at the price of PKR 596 instead of PKR 1490
TBS Ananya Body Mist at the price of PKR 620 instead of PKR 1550 (I bought 2, in sheer greediness lol )
TBS Dreams Unlimited Body Lotion for PKR 447 instead of PKR 1490 (isn't it a steal at this price?!)

The lotions are not very thick in consistency, but not runny either. I like my lotions that way because its easier to spread them. The staying power of Ananya Body Lotion's fragrance (for which I'm its fan) is about 4-5 hours (without washing of course). The moisturization  power is pretty good, nothing to write home about, though I have oily skin so even in winter, my skin doesn't get very dry or cracky, so this one works fine for me. Dreams Unlimited is a newbie, so lets see how it works out for me!

Ananya Body Mist has a very interesting fragrance which ranges between floral and fruity at the same time. The lasting power is ahmzaing! if I apply it in the morning, I can still enjoy a little whiff by the time I'm going to bed.

[Head notes: Bergamot, Peach, Melon, Coconut, Violet. Heart Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Freesia, Tuberose, Ylang Ylang. Base Notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vanilla and Musk.]

Although I think I have bought my fair share of goodies from TBS, I am still having cravings for a few more Ananya Body Mists so I might again visit their outlet tomorrow *guilty* :D

And speaking of my favorite fragrances, I can never forget this cute little extremely pleasant smelling Body Mist which I once got at an amazing price of less than PKR 200. Oh and its named after my favorite movie! Too bad I can't find it anywhere now :(
Body Luxuries Body Mist, you will be missed.


So guys whats your favorite body lotion and body mist? Do let me know as I am a sucker for trying new heavenly-smelling body lotions and body mists :D
Have a great weekend!