Friday, 15 June 2018

My Bae Jolse Korean Beauty Haul 2018

June 15, 2018 0
Today I am  reviewing a korea based online store called Jolse , Now many of you might be aware of this store existsnce and might have shopped from them several times in the past.

 I found them via youtube when one of vloggers shared her massive haul

Now Jolse has a lot of attractive features which make shopping more fun

1. They always have some sort of sale going on so you can easily grab products at good rates

2. They offer free shipping option and standard mail with tracking for 2.5$ for every order which is super cool. Compared to others stores they have a fixed shipping rate so this makes them very cost effective

3. The website is very user friendly. Its easy to navigate around and find different products. They also have an app

4. They update there stock regularly and add new products to their catalogue everyday

5. There customer service is amazing. They repky to each and every query and guide as much as they can

My order reached me within two weeks of placing order. Every thing was carefully bubble wrapped.

Jolse is generous when it comes fo giving samples. As you can see I got a lot samples. The also give socks and exfoliating cloth when order exceeds a certain amount ( not in the picture)

Here is what I bought

Cosrx Clear Fit Spot Concealer 12.75 $

Etude House Face Blur SPF33/PA++ 15.57$

Clio Nudism Velvet Wear Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++  24.98$

Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips Talk (content only) RD 304 9.07$

Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips Talk (case only) 6.07$

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer 9.48$

Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette (Peony floral) 4$

Overall I had a great  shopping experience with jolse and would certainly place another order on their website.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Pixi Beauty Lash & Line Love Review

June 10, 2018 20
Pixi Beauty never fails to surprise me, not only do they excel in creating amazing skincare products, their makeup products are equally impressive
I received a box called Lash & line love which contains 9 products to help you Ace up the eyemakeup look
Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12)
my favourite product in the collection. These are a perfect dupe for  Urban Decay 24/7s eye pencils. Each pencil is color coded so it makes it super easy to reach out for them when in a hurry. There are about 22 shades in the  range so there is color for every one.



 These feel so creamy and buttery and glide on the eyelids without dragging or tugging.  The best part is that these take about a minute to set  so you can easily smoke out the line or blend it. Once set this does not smudge at all.  The formula is 100% waterproof and requires micellar water or oil cleanser for removal.

 Velvet Violet: a dusty purple color perfect for a light all over wash of color on the lid or to brighten up the lower lash line.

Rose Glow: this is a beautiful bronze color which has a metallic shift to it. I have used it to highlight my inner corner and used it as a mono color all over my lid. The metallic shift gives this color a duo chrome quality.

 Black Blue: cobalt blue color. I am really enjoying this shade its perfect for that pop of color in summer

 Matte Mulberry : burgundy brown shade. This is so beautiful. I have used this to line my upper lash line and this really makes the brown in my eyes pop

Eye Bright Liner ($12)  
pinkish nude colour to line the waterline. Placing nude colored liner on the water line really brightens the eyes and makes them look bigger.
Prior to this I used to line my waterline with a white eyeliner and it looked very unnatural. But this color is perfect becauss its not staight up white. This has a very thin tip and is retractable so no sharpening is required

Eye Define Waterline ($14)
  this looks similar to  Eye Bright liner in terms of packaging. It has the same retractable mechanism. The color is very deep black. It takes some time to set but once it dries down it budgeproof.

 I dont like to line my waterline with black liner because it makes my eyes appear even more smaller so I have been using this to as a pencil liner for my upper lash line

Lash Line Ink ($14) 
This felt tip liner initially felt dry and I was bummed out but then I saw this great tip on Pixi Beauty page about flipping the tip with a tweezer and wow I was so surprised by the intense pigmentation.
The tip is soft and can be used to create both thick and thin lines. To keep the ink from flowing smoothly I keep my pen in upside position. This is not waterproof but it holds well on my oily eyeliner


Large Lash Mascara ($16) 
this mascara is designed for volume. The brush is quite fat like maybelline mascara's

 The formula feels very wet. I like quite voluminoius thick lashes so for me this mascara didnt give me the drama I desired but I like this for everyday wear. The bristles do an excellent job of separating lashes and defining them

Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15)  
A 3-in-1 primer. The shape of the brush is pretty interesting it has short spiky rubber bristles. Unlike many lash primers in the market this is black in color. The fotmula is on the drier side.


 I like to prime my lashes with this and follow up with my favourite mascara. After using this multiple times I have noticed that the brush lifts up the lashes to give extra curl

I am very impressed by the quality and affordability of these products. GOOD JOB Pixi Beauty

All of the products can be purchased individually from pixi beauty website 

Friday, 25 May 2018

PURITO Centella Green Level Eye Cream Review

May 25, 2018 0
I genuinely like purito as a brand , everything that I have tried so far has impressed me both in terms of quality and price wise. Most importantly the products are EWG approved and created from honest ingredients.
Most of the eyecreams that I have seen in the market boast of reducing the appearnce dark circles and wrinkles but instead of making tall hollow claims but Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream promises to reduce the overall appearance of wrinkles with the help of Peptides, Hyaluronic acid and Centella Asiactica
As the years pass by the area around the eys become sunken and wrinkled. The skin sags downward and the capillaries become prominent (aka the dark circles)
Though I am in my early twenties I want to take good care of skin from now on so that by the time I hit my forties I look young for my age 🙌

This is one of a kind Centella Asiatica containing eye cream  there is about 45% centella extract blended in with multiple peptides, panthenol and Hyaluronic acid to create a barrier which prevents moisture loss and wrinkle formation

Ingredients
Centella Asiatica Extract, Water, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Trimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Olivate, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Madecassic Acid, Sorbitan Olivate, *Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Carbomer, Stearyl Alcohol, Hydrolysed Collagen, Cholesterol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ceramide NP, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

 Packaging
Standard sqeeuze tube witha silver cap which holds 30ml of product. Thats honestly a lot for an eye cream. Most eye creams come in 10-15ml formulations
About the product
White in color this eye cream has a rich creamy  texture which spreads easily on the skin and takes time to absorb into the skin.
I have noticed that this gives a slightly cooling sensation on application which feels quite pleasant. I have also detected a mild pleasant scent to it too. If you look closely at the ingredient list you are going to notice that there is no trace of niacinamide in this cream . So its main goal is to provide hydration.
Due to its rich heavy texture this really nourishes and hydrates the under eye area.  Due to changes in weather and my poor diet my skin has changed a lot in last few months. The makeup under my eyes  often look patchy due to dry under eye area. Ever since I have started using this particular eye cream I have noticed that my  under eye area looks relatively more soft and plump. This has helped mu makeup look a lot more seemless and fresh.

You might know by now that I share my skincare with my  mother and she has dry skin. The amazing results produced by this eyecrean are more noticeable on her under eye area.  Though the wrinkles are there , the sunken part looks plump. Plus it feels very moisturized and soft.
I am happy that this is preservative free but sad that I have to finish this earlier as this might go bad. But thats ok becauss this cream retails for 17$ and most of th time there is some kind of event going on so I can always grab it at a discounted price

I rate this 4.5/5

Available for purchase at purito website and here

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Gobdigoun9 Goat Milk First Step Tone Up Cream

May 19, 2018 19
Milk has been used as a skincare ingredient for centuries, Cleopatra use to take a bath in donkey milk to maintain her suppleness of her skin and prevent ageing.
Gobdigoun9 is a korean skincare brand known for its extensive use of milk and placenta extracts as chief ingredient
Milk is an excellent source of lactic acid and many vitamins. Not only it hydrates and brighten the skin, the lactic acid acts as a chemical exfoliant and removes the dead skin cells from the surface.
This contains 40% milk protein extract,  niacinamide for lightening and brightening, glycerin for moisture, titanium dioxide (physical sunscreen), sodium hyaluronate (hydration) and goat milk extract.

This is a two in one product i.e moisturizer and makeup primer( prolongs the lasting power of base makeup)
I am smitten by the packaging just like the eye cream this looks very luxurious. The outer box is pretty, and the squeeze tube packaging makes it easy to control the amount of product and prevents bacteria from spoiling the cream
Texture wise I find it quite liquidy like a lotion and easy to spread.  For a person with oily skin I am pleased ro report that this does not feel greasy or heavy on the skin. This has close to none white cast and is scent free ( initially it goes on white and milky but after few minutes this cream evens out skin tone with a hint if brightening effect)  As I have fair skin I haven't noticed much of white cast effect. For me this product works as shortcut to good skin day minus makeup/bb cream.
I love wearing this tone up cream on its own when I dont feel like putting on makeup or when I am at home and want to look a little presentable and put together 😁
I have worn this under makeup and like how this makes my skin look less cakey and more fresh. Sometimes tone up creams can cause pilling underneath makeup but this absorbs really well and makes the makeup look a whole lot smoother
I like sharing my makeup skincare with my mom and sister. My sister has a slightly wheatish skin color and on her skin this does not leave white cast effect either.

This product is suitable for all skin types

Sunday, 13 May 2018

ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy Centellla Asiatica 100% Review

May 13, 2018 1
Centella Asiatica is one of the best ingredients If you have sensitive skin. It calms and soothes the skin
 Though I have oily skin , I prefer using skincare products containing Centella.extracts because it has helped me in keeping my face acne free
ELIZAVECCA claims that this is 100% centella asiatic essence which is free from alcoholic,parabens, artificial coloring and
fragrance
An essence contains fermented substance offers deep moisture and equips the skin to absorb nutrients from the next skin care stage
Use after cleansing and before skin water. Dispense appropriate amount onto a cotton pad and apply to the whole face

Packaging:
Standard sleek frosted glass bottle with amber colored liquid inside. The product can be dispensed from the stopper on top (with a hole )
Its adviced to use 2-3 drops on the freshly cleansed face.  Now I persinally feel that 2-3 is quite inadequate for my face so I pour about a coin side amount of this product on my palm and pat it on my face until all of the product is absorbed
I have been using this for quite some time and am suprised how well this works for my skin. This has a very faint Bark scent (herbal). Initially on application It feels watery with a hint of oilyness ( I havent seen any oil film or oil droplets in the essence though its looks homogenized through and through)
After two minutes this absorbs completely into the skin leaving soft skin. This works well for both A.M and P.M routine. This the bottle is huge (150 ml) I use this generously like a toner on my face 3 time a day.
What impressed me the most is that this essence actually brightens skin along with healing and moisturizing. I have been patting some of this essence on my hands and this has made a significant improvement on the texture plus removed the tan from the back of my hands
The only bummer about thks product is The packaging is heavy as its made of glass. So I am often afraid that I might accidentally drop it one  day

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

[Review] A. By Bom Ultra Water Leaf Mask & Ultra Serum Leaf Mask

May 08, 2018 1
I have previously tried out the Wisley Garden water toner by the Brand AByBom and absolutely loved the texture of it, from what I have noticed it has been repackaged into a very aesthetically pleasing transparent bottle with a golden cap so if you are interested head over to bemused korea website to learn more
Now onto the sheet mask review A.By Bom has a variety of cool sheetmasks in their inventory. Though this is my first time time trying out there sheetmasks I have been eyeing the the ultra cool leaf mask ( 2 step mask) for a really long time

I love the whimsical fairytale design on the packaging it so beautiful ( I just cant bring myself to throw away the packaging)
A. By Bom Ultra Water Leaf Mask  has a ultra violet themed packaging while A. By Bom Ultra serum Leaf Mask has a warm orangy brown packaging
The Ultra Water Leaf Mask is an hypoallergenic Bemliese sheet mask that provides deep hydration with plant energy ampoule.Bemliese™ uses 100% cotton linter as raw material without any adhesive. It's the world's only regenerated cupro filament non-woven sheet that is naturally dissolvable.This mask is infused with Japanese White Birch Juice to tighten pores and retain moisture in skin, Hinoki Cypress Water to soothe dehydrated skin, English Lavender Water to detoxify and smooth skin, and Korean Perilla Leaf Extract to deeply hydrate and prevent water loss. The highly concentrated plant energy ampoule effectively provides long lasting hydration for dehydrated and sensitive skin.

INGREDIENTS:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Gentiana Scabra Root Extract, Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, PVM/MA Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Octanediol, Alcohol Denat, Xanthan Gum, Caffeine, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance(Parfum)



My thoughts:
the sheet mask has mildly floral scent nothing overwhelming. It  has a soft cotton material which is drenched in watery gel like serum. This has about 30ml of serum in it ( standard masks contain about 23ml) but surprisingly when I pulled out the sheet there wasn't any excess left over serum in the packet so I am impressed by the fact that the fibers of the sheet absorbed all the serum

The fit of the mask is good for both of the mask. I have a small face so I had to tuck the corner around my chin but I liked proportion of the cut outs for the nose, mouth and eyes is suitable for all face shapes

After wearing this mask for around 30mins I took it off and massaged the leftover serum on my face. It took some time for the serum to be absorbed completely. This mask left a bit of a tacky feel to the face but it was nothing too heavy or uncomfortable

The Ultra Serum Leaf Mask is an hypoallergenic Bemliese sheet mask infused with power of plant energy and concentrated serum essence.

Bemliese™ uses 100% cotton linter as raw material without any adhesive. It's the world's only regenerated cupro filament non-woven sheet that is naturally dissolvable.
This mask is infused with Korean Ginseng Berry Extract to improve skin elasticity, Apricot Kernel Oil to deeply nourish skin, Fig Fruit Extract to soften skin, and Pomegranate Extract to repair and prevent skin cell damage. The highly concentrated plant energy serum essence effectively provides long lasting nourishment for moisture depleted dull skin (source:bemused korea website)

INGREDIENTS:
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Dimethicone, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Berry Extract, Paeonia Officinalis Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Allantoin, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Squalane, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Tromethamine, Propylene Glycol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Oleate, 1,2-Hexanediol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Arginine, Dextrin, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Butylene Glycol, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Soy Isoflavones, Lactobacillus, Citric Acid, Alcohol Denat. ,Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance(Parfum)

Compared to the Ultra water mask this has a slightly strong scent. The sheet mask is slighly thick and pink. They have replaced the standard perforated plastic backing with D shape mesh/net . This is a very environment friendly step thats needs to appreciated.


This has a milky viscous essence. It feels more moisturizing and nourishing like a lotion. I wore this for 50 mins straight and was surprised that there was a lot moisture left on removal.
This took a lot of patting for the serum to be absorbed. And did leave a tacky residue behind

This mask is better suited for normal to dry skin as it has a thicker, heavy feeling essence which might be too much for oily skin. I personally would prefer using this at winter due to its intense moisturizing property ( I have oily dehydrated skin)

Both masks retail for $3.50 at Bemused Korea.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Pakistani Women's Lawn Designs 2018

April 30, 2018 0
I am having a pretty rough time these days, firstly because of my exhausting college routine and secondly because I have getting sick after every two weeks (flu, fever, sore throat etc you name it ) So to take my mind of all the stress I have been considering retail therapy.
Seriously who can resist all the summer sale and discounts that many designer clothing brands are offering this months. RIP my poor wallet
As its a known fact that summer season is unbearably hot in pakistan, in comparision to other countries around the world so lawn is the prefered fabric to survive the heat and extreme temperatur
Though many designer lawn brands are churning out same run of the mill, last year  prints. Some brands are releasing very detailed and eye catching Lawn Designs,
There is a lot of variation in patterns and color scheme. What stands out the most this year is the creativity in showcasing lawn prints this year. Instead of the usual shalwar kammez and kurta design. Designers have broadened the fashion horizon by introducing multiple ways a lawn dress can be stiched an worn. One of the popular idea revolivung on social media is  social media is pairing lawn dress with jeans.
Many lawn collection are following the pantone color of the year (ultra violet) so there is a lot of blue and violet shades in collection.
This change in color abd theme looks very impressive and feels refreshing (seriously the market was overloaded with all of pink and red floral designs )
 Since mother day is approcahing fast many designer lawn brands are currently selling there collection at upto 70% discount. Incase your working hours are not flexible or you are a student who annual papers are approching fasts or a lazy house wife ( in short if its not feasible for you to walk in a store, fret not now you can shop your favourite prints online at Friday sale 2018 where  numerous lawn collection will be available at marked down price

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