Sunday, 13 November 2016

Skin Care and Makeup Haul - Naheed Supermarket

Hello lovely readers! Hope you are starting to enjoy the start of winter in Karachi. In this post I'm going to share what I bought in preparation for the winter season from Naheed Supermarket at Bahadurabad. This haul has two types of products; the makeup products and skin care/ hair care products. First, I will talk about the makeup part of the haul.

Makeup haul - Naheed Supermarket.
So this makeup haul has only two types of products, lipsticks and cleansing wipes:

1. Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes (25 wipes for Rs. 349)
I told you in this post that Naheed had started selling Garnier Micellar water and Garnier Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing Wipes. I picked up the micellar water wipes shortly after my last post and I've been using them almost daily since then. The problem with the Micellar water is that it stings my eyes while I'm trying to remove my waterproof eyeliner and any other eye makeup I may be wearing. But the Garnier Micellar wipes are perfect for removing my eye makeup and do not sting my eyes at all. They work pretty well on the rest of the face also. I also use them to remove my liquid lipsticks at the end of the day. I've gone through several packs of the micellar wipes in the last few months and I plan on continuing to use these gentle makeup removing wipes for a while now.

2. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color  
I recently tried two Maybelline Color Sensational lip colors and I have been loving wearing them. The cream lipsticks are also very hydrating for my lips so I decided to buy some more shades for the winter. Here are the four shades of the Color Sensational lip colors that I bought along with the price I paid for each:

  • 245 Magic Mauve (Rs. 1099)
  • 315 High Plum (Rs. 1099)
  • 470 Red Revolution (Rs. 1000)
  • 180 Crazy Pink (Rs. 1099)  

I have swatched the four shades below and I plan on doing a detailed review post about Maybelline lipsticks with lip swatches very soon.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color swatches (with flash): 245 Magic Mauve, 315 High Plum, 470 Red Revolution and 180 Crazy Pink (from top to bottom). 

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color swatches (with no flash): 245 Magic Mauve, 315 High Plum, 470 Red Revolution and 180 Crazy Pink (from top to bottom). 
The next part of my haul shows the skin care and hair products I picked up for the coming winter. Here's what I bought:

Skin care/ hair care haul - Naheed Supermarket.
3. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion (Rs. 315 for 400 ml)
The first thing I bought was the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Lotion. This is my favorite moisturizer for the past few years and the reason for this haul as I had run out. I use this moisturizer daily on my face before I do any makeup, even during summers. In winters, I keep a smaller bottle in my purse and in my desk drawer at office for use as a hand cream. As the website claims, it is indeed fast-absorbing and does not make my skin look oily. Plus I love the slight cocoa scent that lingers for a few seconds after application.

Now the problem with this product is that Unilever has a big international footprint and there are so many different versions of this moisturizer available in the market. It is even manufactured here in Pakistan. But the version that I like best is manufactured in South Africa and I hope it continues to be available here locally for a long time.

4. L'Oréal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Shampoo (Rs. 500 for 400 ml)
The L'Oréal Paris Elvive Nutri-Gloss Crystal Shampoo is something that I just saw on the shelves and wanted to try it. The shampoo is being marketed for dull and fine to normal hair. I have fine hair that is looking quite dull recently so the product seems to be perfect for me. I'll post a review once I try it.

5. L'Oréal Paris Elvive Fibrology Air Shampoo (Rs. 500 for 400 ml
The L'Oréal Paris Elvive Fibrology Air Shampoo was another on-the-whim pick of mine. The shampoo meant to give lifted, thicker look to fine hair. I'm looking for a shampoo that gives some volume to my fine hair, so again this shampoo seems the solution. I'll let you know how I like it once I use it a  couple of times.

6. St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Lotion (Rs. 495 for 621 ml)
I'm a huge fan of St. Ives shower gels and I believe I have the entire product range in my bathroom. I use the exfoliating ones during the summer and the triple butter ones during winters. This autumn I have been using the Mineral Therapy bath wash almost daily. So I also wanted to try the St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Lotion. I'll post a review on the lotion when I try it, but right now I'm worried about the fate of Mineral Therapy body wash. It does not exist on either the US or UK website so it seems that St. Ives have discontinued it. Maybe I should stock up on a couple of bottles while it is still being sold in Pakistan.   

7. St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash (Rs. 325 for 400 ml)
The St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Wash is a repurchase for the winter season. I love using the hydrating triple butter body wash range (the other two are Coconut and Orchid Body Wash and Vanilla Body Wash) during winters. St. Ives seem to have removed the words "Triple butter" from the new packaging but I hope it still performs the same. I hardly required any moisturizing after I took a shower with any of the three triple butter body washes last winter.

Is there anything else that I should be buying for the winter? Let me know in the comments below!