Saturday, 19 May 2018

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

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

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

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

Friday, 20 April 2018

If you are new to my blog hello my bame is farya and I love trying out sheet masks. Today I am reviewing sheet mask by Aeria skin a taiwanese brand which makes oraginc 100% cotton sheet mask which are free from harmful chemicals like paraben, phenoxybenzamine etc
  • Deeply Hydrates,Soothes and Refreshes
  • Ingredients
Water, **Rose Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate (Corn Derived), Sodium Anisate (Basil Derived), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Biosaccharide Gum-1 (Polysaccharide), ***Glycosyl Trehalose and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate (Corn and Topioca Starch Derived), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Xanthan Gum, *Leontopodium Alpinum Extract and Citric Acid and Sodium Benzoate (Edelweiss Extract), Epilobium Fleischeri Extract and Potassium Sorbate (Alpine Willowherb Extract), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose. 
* Certified organic by ECOCERT, COSMOS, and NATRUE (EU organic verification bodies) ** Certified organic flower water by Balkan Biocert (EU organic verification body, USDA organic equiIvalence) *** Listed natural ingredient by ECOCERT ( EU organic verification body)
Directions
1. Begin with a thoroughly-cleansed face. 2. Open packaging and remove the plastic liner film. Place the facial mask on and gently adjust over eyes. 3. Relax with the facial mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. 4. Remove mask and discard. Pat remaining serum into skin. Follow with moisturizer.
Packaging:
Fuss free foil which has a pleasant blue color,the sheet come folded in a plastic plastic cover, the sheet has medium thickness and is large in size,l. I had to tweek the sides a bit to make it fit my face better. 
This has a generous amount of water like serum/essence which absorbs into the skin without much effort
I have noticed that this hydrates the skin pretty well without leaving a tacky finish. I have even worn this in the morning prior to makeup application and found that this help the makeup sit beautifully on my skin afterward, this mask is great for all skin types especially oliy skin as its light in weight and does not clog pore.
This is one my favourite sheetmasks of year 2018
You can know more about the brand and its products at the Aeria skin website

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

I don't own any eye cream in my skincare stash other than a used up foil of Benton Fermented eye cream sample so I was quite excited to try a full size version of  this Placenta Eyecream
The unusual mix of Niacimide and Adenosine in the Placenta Power Aging Corrector Eye Cream will help brighten your skin tone and improve skin elasticity by the exclusive ingredients of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-5, Acetylhexapeptide-8 (similar to Botox). It also contains Australian Ovine (Sheep) Placental Protein and Swiss Alpine based herbs including Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower, Achillea Millefolium Extract to assist anti-wrinkle effect."

Ingredient

Water, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, 12-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Placental, Protein, Pullulan, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Malva Sylvestrus (Mallow) Extract, Menthe Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Melissa Officinallis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Anthemis Nobilius Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Martine Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Hydroxypopyl Methylcellulose, Isoceteth-10, Isoceteth-25, Adenosine, Disodium Edta, Tromethamine, Alcohol (source ~ google also listed pn the packaging)
Packaging
I love the fancy intricate details, gold syringe-like packaging it looks so luxurious plus the concept is unique as well. I like how  one can control the amount by pressing the piston and even lock it when not in use, there a rub tip on the other end which helps in evenly spplying the product under the eyes
About the product
This slightly opague eye cream has a gel like texture and spreads easily on the skin and
This gives off cooling sensation on application. This leaves my under eyes feeling silky smooth, I have noticed that the horrible texture that I had under my eyes has reduced after using this. Plus my under eyes looks noticeably brighter. I do have a few crease like fines lines and this smoothes them out slightly. this has definetly reduced the signs of  sleep deprivation, tirdeness and  chronic insomnia
You can know more about the product by clicking at the link here 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Peri pera is one brand that is known in the asian beauty community for its  popular ink lip tints . These ink lip tints come in 3 kind of different finishes ( velvet, airy ink velevet and cloudy )
 I am reviewing the Airy Ink Velvet one today
The packaging is in line with the name it literally looks like an ink bottle ( so cute ) the bottle is frosted but you can still easily see the color of the tint
The wands on these are small for a regular liptint ( its a little uneasy to hold the top cap sometimes) and have a  doe foot applicator.
To the best of my knowledge there are 5 shades in the airy ink velvet line I chose this particular shade because I dont a own a shade like this in my collection
Compared to the korean liptints I have tried out in the past this is strongly  pigmented, feels lightweight and has a silky smooth finish ( it sometimes feel powder like ). Moreover it applies evenly without accentuating dry patches on the lips. I have detected a bit of a paint like scent to it
My favourite way of applying this liptint is placing a little dot of tint in the centre of my lips then dabbling the color with my finger to get that water color effect. Unlike the Etude House Dear Darling Tint I didnt felt the need to apply a lipbalm prior to application as its very moisturizing on its own.
To me the shade Heart Grapefruit looks a like an orange based red color.
In terms of longevity this lasts for 8hrs and more. This leaves a stain on the lips
The price of the tint can vary ( ranging from 6$- 11$) depends which store you are purchasing from
I really liked this lip tint and would definitely purchase more shades from the Peri Pera  Ink line in future

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Korean cosmetics never cease to amaze me , they contain the most interesting and unique ingredients ever and the results they deliver to the skin is amazing. Snail secretions and placenta extracts are a thing of past  because many skincare brands are incorporating starfish exrracts to your skincare formulations. Rarita a koresn skincare brand uses sea horse extracts in its skincare products. Sea horse has been previously used in ancient chinese medicine by royal families for various purposes.

What pleased me the most are two things
1. This whole skincare line is certified halal which is great news for the Muslim population

2. The sea horse used to manufacture the cream are specially farmed and supervised in jeju islands so this is not harming the enviroment or seahorse population in any way

The cream is designed for skin brightening and anti-wrikle care. It also contains 24k gold, peptides and marine collagen

Packaging:
The packaging feels absolutely luxurious,
The sapphire blue tub is made out of glass  with gold details. To prevent spillage there is a protectuve lid inside. I love how they have included a nice plastic spatula along with it

The cream has slighly slimy, gel like texture with small irregular shaped tiny gold specks running in it. The cream feels heavy on touch but is easy to spread and absorbs quickly leaving behind a soft matte finish.

Since the cream is on the expensive side, and has antioxidant effect I prefer using this at night because I want my skin to get maximum benefit.

Summers is here already and if you like me feel a little clueless on what to wear in this hot weather and look stylish yet comfortable I suggest you start looking for kurti.
Kurti in my opinion are one the extremely fashionable yet comfortable outfits for summer.
These days its easy to find different Pakistani Kurtis design because pretty much every designer has launched some great designs in their summer collection.
What I prefer about kurti is that they are very easy to pair with other clothing articles. you can wear them with capri, tulips pants or trousers. I have seen a lot of girls wearing them with jeans.
Tight fitting clothes are a big no for scorching hot Pakistani summers so kurti are great as they fit loosely, feel breezy and look trendy.
Ladies kurti come in various designs. You can either choose a simple mono colored kurti or pick one with a  printed design e.g polka dots. I prefer digital prints because they look veey eye-catching. For formal occasions pick a kurti with traditional. embroiodery  or one with a detailed border.
You don't have to be a teenager or in your twenties to wear kurti. I feel that kurtis are one of the diverse clothing item which can be worn by all age group.
if you dont find kurti  elegant and refreshing for your taste there still are a lot if options when it comes to Women's clothing,

You can choose a lawn suit or perhaps a T-shirt if you are more into western clothing and just like kurti you can find them in embroidered and printed designs.
I am quite pleased with the lawn collections launched by various brands this year. Instead of repeating same colors and boring patterns the collection this year has a lot of variety ranging from abstract art, detailed embriodery and vivid floral patterns all in vibrant hues of color. The designs are very creative and flattering this year. If the spectacular lawn collections have failed to grab your attention I suggest you look for t-shirts. they may not be as vibrant and femine as lawn suits and kurtis but they do look fashionable when paired with a pair of jeans or over a skirt. I personally gravitate more towards lawn suits and kurtis because they are my preferred genre of fashion but you can always buy a cool statement t-shirt at various online stores. There is always a tshirt with a meaningful quote, funny message, meme or a comic which looks trendy and makes one stand out from the crowd.

What is your prefered clothing article for summer?

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

This is a 7 day treatment which promises to turn dull dry skin look healthy abd smooth again
Amplance hydro is formulated with our exclusive Bio-Peptone® and 3Hyamide™ that three different sizes of organic hyaluronic acid -large, medium, and mini- penetrates skin at various levels and hydrates, blocks, and defends against the loss. In just 7days use, one ampoule a day, this intensive hydrating ampoule activates skin’s moisture power and helps restore smoother, younger, healthier-looking complexion.”
There is  “0% written on the ampoule which refers to Zero skin i.e “pure and firm skin like a clean and flawless without blemishes or spots or skin of a baby that is just born.”
The 7 day ampoule tubes are housed in a chic white box.
Each tube contains  3 ml of product in it
I found them very hygienic and easy to use

About the product:
The ampoule is a transparent, and has viscous consistency with a light scent .
Initially on application this feels tacky but after a bit of patting this absorbs absorbs completely leaving the skin soft
When ever I get to try some new skincare product I initially use it on its own and once I start to understand the yexture better I incorporate it into my skincare routine
With this one I applied it directly to my freshly washed face followed up with a light layer of peptide toner (Twice a day early morning beforr applying makeup and at night before going to bed )

Ingredients:
Looking at the ingredients  list I am pretty impressed, I will start with Ethyl Ascorbic Acid ( 3rd ingredient) this brighten skin, and reduced hyperpigmentation,Tranexamic Acid (reduced redness ). 3Hyamide™ the trio
Sodium Hyaluronate ,Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate and Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus/Soybean Extract Filtrate (Bio-Peptone),Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (AHP-8) ,
Glycyrrhiza Glabra, Centella asiatica, Rosemary leaf extract, Cypress water

My thoughts
After using this for 7 days straight that this has indeed made my skin look bright and soft. Since its a hyaluronic acid rich product I have noticed that this gives instant plumping effect to the skin. ( reduced fine lines and wrinkles ) the dry flaky skin around my nose and cheek area is gone. More over the hyperpignentation scars of acne have lightened too.

I feel like this has made quite an impact on my skin, my skin looks way better than it did before
This can be purchased from kmall24 website

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Galacto Niacin 97 Power Essence is a fermented ( galactomyces),skin brightening essence
Contains 92% naturally fermented Galactomyces Filtrate which control sebum, nourishing and improve overall skin tone & texture plus 5% of Niacinamide that promotes wrinkles improvement.
INGREDIENTS Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate (92%), Niacinamide (5%), 1,2 - Hexanediol, Mistletoe Leaf Extract, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Allantoin, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA
Packaging:
Sturdy Transparent plastic bottle which has a pump mechanism. The essence is clear ans has a (slightly viscous  than water) like runny consistency. Thus is scentless ( i cant detect any smell)
The essence feels very hydrating and moisturizing. It takes a little time to absorb. I prefer using this in the morning as I don't want this to react with my vitamin C at night. Besides this also makes my makeup look great . I take about half a pump  of product and spread it on my face
I have noticed that this hydrates my skin pretty well which in return reduces sebum product.  In terms of whitening and brightening I cant say much since my skin is already on the fair side but I have noticed a slight glow on my face after use.