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A Review of Perfume For Style Conscious Women

fa perfumeMany of us women whether we are working, studying or at home we tend to be conscious of ourselves. Well I guess it is a part and parcel of being a woman. No way are we ready to be caught with foul smells.

That is what my topic today is all about. If you are thinking of purchasing a Fa body spray well I hope this review would helpPhoto1862 you! I have been using the FA body spray for quite sometime now from the my working days. Well, the FA body spray I use comes with the concept of 100% free alcohol! So if you are looking for alcohol free – FA would certainly be a good option.

Well the smell of the FA perfumes in general are good and certainly the one I am reviewing about today ‘Rose Fresh’ certainly comes with a good smell. Well how long does it last? I would say may be about 5 to 6 hours, but by the end of the 6th hour the smell is very faint! But at least it would ensure we are not caught with a foul smell!

A problem I have faced with this perfume is that if you do not shake the bottle well it leaves a white patch on your body or dress. Like a powder patch that does not come off easily! Yes so whatever hurry you might be in you really need to shake the bottle well! This ‘white patch’ problem is more frequent after a month or so of purchase! Well I think this could also because there is no alcohol in the perfume!

Overall I would give this perfume a rating of 3.5/5!! Do you use this product?? What do you have to say about it??


My Samsung Champ Phone

samsung-champ-menubeen four years since I purchased my Samsung Champ (GT – C3300K). I bought it in the year 2010 for Rs. 10,500/= I really think it was worth the money. The full touch option has made many people say “Oh this must be an expensive phone!” “Wow a full touch phone!”

I’m not this really smooth phone user. I have dropped my phone many times and it still seems to work! The only thing I have done is change the battery twice in these 3 years of usage. I hope to use my phone for another year or so :)

Well when it comes to features I would say it is quite a basic phone with today’s phones having real WOW Samsung-champ-frontfactors. My phone Camera quality is just 1.3Megapixels which means the photo quality is quite low. But since I’m not a photo maniac its fine with me. The sound quality is quite good and this phone also comes with a stylus.

The other flaw of the phone that really frustrates me is though I can send emails through this phone I’m unable to attach files. So even in case of an emergency I am unable to send attachments through my phone. Also some photo formats downloaded from the internet cannot be viewed on the phone. GIF file formats cannot be set as wallpapers which is really sad :( coz this means that no animations can be set as the wallpaper.

This phone also means no Wi-Fi and no Infrared sending. Yes you do have the bluetooth option though.

samsung champ backThen on the plus side you can listen to the radio without having to hunt down your headset (Yay!!!) And I really love the sleek design of the phone and can even take out my phone from the purse when I am surrounded by a crowd of iPhones!!!

I think this would be a perfect option if you are looking for a simple phone with a real ‘beautiful’ look and have a strained budget.

Do you use a Samsung Champ too? Let me know what you think!


My Experience with Dove Shampoo and Conditioners

Dove-shampoo-conditionerI have been using the Dove Damage Therapy Intense Repair shampoo for quite sometime now. May be about 2 to 3 years. I am really satisfied with this product. I have kind of curly thick unruly hair that gets knotted easily.

The conditioner really works wonders with the knots. It detangles the hair like no other conditioner I have used before and I have kind of tried many products. I wash my hair regularly using the shampoo and once the shampoo has been completely washed off I use the conditioner. I leave it on for about 5 mins and then rinse it off.
The hair is then smooth to comb. And believe me smooth for my type of hair is really a wonder. Well with split ends I would say it hasn’t worked 100%. I still have splits ends though it has reduced but you really can’t expect it to work wonders with split ends.

I thought it would also be best to give you some customer rankings also. The Make up Alley website had listed this product and the following ranking was given by customers:

There were 70 reviews and this was what the total ranking summed up to:

  • Average Rating: 4.4 / 5
  • 84% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.1

(Source: http://www.makeupalley.com/)

I usually purchase the BIG bottles so that I could use it for quite sometime. For me the big bottles last for about 2 to 3 months and I use it up to about 3 times a week. So I feel that it really is worth going for the big bottles. The last time I purchased it the shampoo cost me Rs. 560 and the conditioner cost me Rs. 350.

Have you used this shampoo? Does it work for you as it did for me? Let me know what you think by leaving your comments!!!

Introducing Yamak Kiyamu

Hi shopping-srilankaGuys,

Sri Lanka News Online will now be providing you reviews on products, so that you will get to know the REAL LIFE experiences of REAL PEOPLE before you purchase products.

We will now be telling you everything you need to know about shopping in Sri Lanka. From food to clothing to fashion accessories and much much more.

You can also share your experiences with us, whether it is with a product or an outing. Not only in the form of comments but we will actually be giving you the opportunity to publish your article on our website after it is verified by the team of administrators.

So await the whole new arena of shopping!!!


SEO Sri Lanka: Problems With Local Search Engine Optimization Experts

seo sri lankaBelow you can see Google search engine statistics that show the number of times Search Engine Optimisation or SEO Sri lanka related word phrases (known as keywords/terms) are were being searched locally in Google every month. This shows that Sri Lankan people and businesses are slowly but surely realizing the value of Internet Marketing via SEO or Search Engine Optimisation.

Search Term      –  Monthly Searches

“SEO”                           – 590 times
“SEO Company”      – 110 times
“SEO Services”        – 73 times
“search engine optimization” – 260 times
“what is seo”   – 91 times
“SEO Software” – 480 times

This is good news for the SEO service providers in Sri Lanka. That is because for a long time  local SEO specialist have been providing their services for foreign businesses and websites only. Now it looks like businesses and people in Sri Lanka are also interested in getting their SEO services.

However the problem starts here. Seeing this demand, we see many people, specially in the Sri Lankan Web Design and advertising industries claiming they are SEO experts too and charging high rates from clients for their services. Its okay to charge high rates if they delivery ROI for businesses and websites for their services.

However we see many socalled SEO experts in Sri Lanka who can’t even do SEO optimization and rank their own websites for competitive search terms locally are claiming to be SEO experts. Zeeron Solutions gives a good example of such a local company and how to spot a dubious SEO expert in the article called, Questionable SEO Company In Sri Lanka.

In addition recently, I also heard about a Colombo businessmen who paid 40,000 rupees for several months to a “Internet Marketing specialist” and got in return at the end only a dubious looking Facebook fan page for his local business with 500 likes (all from irrelevant foreigners).

I think the reason many businesses get caught with dubious SEO specialist is because many of these businesses and advertisers in Sri Lanka still have no clue about what is SEO and don’t do their homework of researching about SEO and finding good experts.

They hear about the online marketing success stories of foreign companies and think to jump in the band wagon. They just hire the first SEO company or specialist they come across to optimise there websites and get more business through the Internet.

Our local marketing agencies, web design companies and IT specialist also get request from customers for SEO and Internet Marketing. Most often they are experts in their fields. But when it comes to SEO they are inexperienced. Most probably they have read a few articles about SEO and think they know to do SEO for websites. So they take on SEO jobs and charge the industry standard high rates from the unsuspecting customers.

This cycle seems to playing out with many big and small companies. The end result is companies and business realise it sooner or later that these SEO experts are only taking there money and there is no return for their investments and give up SEO and Internet Marketing. If things goes like this people will form a very bad opinion about SEO and Internet Marketing. That is bad for all involved.

Pettah Moratuwa Bus in 1970’s

1970 colombo bus

This is how the Pettah Moratuwa public transport buses looked like in the 1970’s. Looking at the background of the photo I think this was taken when the bus was passing the Wellawatha-Dehiwela bridge in Galle road.

Thanks to: Mrs. Uthpala Dilhan

Why Do Colombo Suburb Roads Get Flooded For Heavy Monsoon Rains?

colombo suburb roads

Sri Lanka is under water again…. Here are some pictures of flooded bits of roads I encountered on my way to Colombo today morning. I encountered FOUR such flooded places in the roads on my way today from Wattala To Colombo. This flooded bit of road is in the place called Pansala Junction in Hunupitiya, Wattala area close to Kelaniya. It is in the 261 bus route where the Pettah- Mahara Handiya bus goes.

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New Shopping & Service Centers On The Colombo Southern Expressway


Have you heard about the new shopping and service centers coming up in the Colombo Southern E1 expressway? I got some photographs of them on the way to Galle recently. Here they are.

I took these photos using my normal Nokia phone’s camera. They aren’t high quality photos but you can see the new buildings of the southern expressway shopping and service center coming up nicely. They looked good like a giant steel crescent rising out the road sides.

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Who Will Control Maldives Territory If Maldive Islands Sink In The Sea?

One of the most discussed topics in Sri Lanka today is the the unrest in our neighbourly Maldive islands with the democratically elected president Mr. Ibrahim Nasheed’s resignation. Many Sri Lankan websites and bloggers have been writing a lot about it. But these articles focus almost exclusively on current Maldivian politics and maybe some bits of Maldivian history. However among these I came across a rather different kind of blog post written in Sinhala language with a title saying something like, “What Should Be Sri Read More […]

Sri Lankan Malay Food At Dehiwala Malay Restaurant

sri lanka food restaurant

A Special Malay Rice Dish Called “Nasi Goreng”

Have you tasted Sri Lankan Malay foods? Frankly, until recently I handn’t. So I went with a friend to have dinner at this place auspiciously called as the, “Malay Restaurant” in Dehiwala Hill Street.

When we went we saw they had several special Malay dishes I wanted to tryout like Malay Dum Buriyani, Mee Goreng Egg Noodles and Malay pickle mixed Arabic rice. In addition they also had other general Sri Lankan food like Read More […]

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