Friday, 18 August 2017

[Review] Alive Lab Centella dressing foam

Alive lab is a Korea skincare brand popular for their ice cream skincare line. They have very unique skincare products with interesting ingredient list. One that particularly piked my curiosity was centella blemish powder. A product which can be mixed with any cream and applied directly onto the problematic areas of face They were kind enough to send me a few products to try out today I will be reviewing centella dressing foam a mild cleanser which effectively reduces oil from the face and calms down any skin irritation or redness. it also effective in reducing skin aging and acne


Here is what the brand has to say about this product
Centella Dressing Foam, which provides deep cleansing care without irritation.
1. You can use it without any concern about trouble, as it is formulated with Centella water.
2. A mild cleanser with soft and foamy bubbles.
3. You can feel fresh after usig it due to its natural detergent.
Packaging: Its a nice mint  green squeeze tube which looks simple and nice
Quantity: 120ml
About the product
This face cleanser smells of herbs some which I don't mind as the scent does not linger for longer duration and is mild



This cleanser is white in color and foams when massage onto the skin. The bubbles are mild nothing too crazy. Overall it feels nice on the skin. It does such a nice job in calming my skin and reducing redness. It does not dry out the skin nor does it makes it too oily. My skin feels soft and refreshed. I have been using this for two weeks and I am so happy to report that my skin looks so much better. This has helped with the acne flare ups that i experience during monsoon.
This is a nice cleanser which improves skin texture with regular use. Definitely one of the best face cleansers I have used in a while
 
Thankyou Alive lab for giving me the opportunity to try out this amazing product

Sunday, 13 August 2017

[Review] Fernberry skincare part II

As promised here is the part II of fernberry skincare products. Do you know fernberry is a cruelty free brand ?

Fernberry Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream





Our very first signature product is the Replenishing Smoothie Conditioning Foot Cream, a perfect cream for a relaxing and even an undisturbed night of restful sleep You’ll see how amazing our foot cream is at rejuvenating your feet! Look stunning in sandals, heels or barefoot after every use!
This product has a very faint lavender scent scent. It has white color. I used this cream two ways, first I tested it out on its own. I wore this before going to sleep and  After taking a shower the next morning. I noticed that me feet looked better. The heel looked less cracked less cracked after first application after one week of use the skin on my feet has smoothed out and now my feet look pink and pretty. I think I can totally Flaunt my feet in  sandals now they look like I have been going to fancy spas and getting  pedicures  every day. Hehe

I also applied this to my feet after exfoliating with the Fernberry Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub and noticed that the two products when combined gave even better results.


Fernberry  Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub - a good day starts with this super-fine sea salt wonder that scrubs away dull skin and cleanses pores, leaving you with revitalized, healthy skin. This light, fluffy exfoliator is gentle enough for everyday use, you’re gonna glow — every day!
This is my first time using a sea salt scrub I have previously tried out tea scrub, apricot scrub and Sugar scrub . So in general  the main Ingredient of this product piqued my interest.
Since this contains salt the consistency is semi solid. It has a nice sweet berry scent. The salt granules are small and fine in texture. I first tried this on my Feet because very few scrubs can remove the stubborn dead skin from them and I was so pleased with the results
Here is how Fernberry recommends to use the scrub


To maximize the benefits of the Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub and make sure it exfoliates as well as the other brands, wet your skin a little and start scrubbing. Do not stand underneath the running water or a strong shower - the salt is ultra fine that it will wash away before you get to scrub your skin. Also a reminder that the salt scrub shouldn’t be used on an area where there’s an open wound. It is actually a daily body wash that works a bit stronger than a body wash because it removes dirt and exfoliates gently but too fine and super gentle than other scrubs because it can be used daily without harming your sensitive skin. Perfect for others who have sensitive skin and can’t use regular scrubs. Try it to believe!



applied this following the directions provided and liked how the exfoliator lathered up slightly.I rubbed the product onto my skin for few minutes until I felt that the salt granules were melting that's when I washed this of with water The dead dry crakes skin from my feet was gone and I could see the pink soft skin .
One good thing I noticed about this scrub was that it didn't left my skin feeling dry. Although I did followed up with a cream but my skin from exfoliation alone felt smooth and soft. I have been using this on my body too and noticed that this has helped a lot with the back acne I have got. Salt has antiseptic properties so It must have helped my skin that way I guess .my neck is slightly darker than my face and at times I feel so conscious about the difference. For the past one week i have been scrubbing my whole body with the Fernberry Moisturizing Mousse Ultra-Fine Daily Body Scrub and I have noticed that my neck skin tone is beginning to match my face color more and more. Wow I didn't new it was dead skin build up which was causing difference. the ingrown hair on my legs have reduced too. I asked my mom to use this product and according to her  this made her skin look healthier.  Since the weather in Islamabad is humid I am sweating a lot and my skin gets so clammy and dull but after scrubbing my body with this I feel refreshed



Compared with other scrubs I have used this is gentle. The granules are not harsh or abrasive in nature so while using this product I wasn't afraid that this scrub will damage my skin. This exfoliates quite well without over exfoliating.  I am a bit hesitant to use this on my face because I am a clumsy person and i don't want salt to get in my eyes.

 product sent for review by the brand all the thoughts stated are my own 
you cam know more about the brand by checking out their official website

Fernberry Skincare
www.fernberry.com

Saturday, 12 August 2017

[Review] Fernberry skincare

Today i will be reviewing Fernberry skincare products that were sent to me for review. I want to thank the Fernberry team sale executive Ms Japhet Abad for the opportunity( such a sweet person, she highlighted all the features regarding the products and guided me on how to use them correctly to see maximum results)
****disclaimer: even though the products were sent for review. The thoughts and views stated are purely my own , unbiased and honest ****


At Fernberry, we promise to deliver customer satisfaction through building long-term relationships, by providing carefully thought-out products. Let Fernberry spoil you and give you the skin-pampering you deserve.
All our products are made with love and a perfect way to share love and time with others too. Use Fernberry as a way to bond, pamper and give time to others and enjoy what it feels like to be touched and caress others with Fernberry's love.
Fernberry uses next generation moisture Ingredients from Japanese skincare and all the products are packed in white cardboard boxes with details on them

Firstly I will be reviewing Fernberry  Petals & Cream Softening Hand Cream


Quantity: 50ml

The design of this cream is very simple and pretty. I like skincare products which have white bottle/tube they look so sophisticated. The squeeze tube is very hygienic. The Cap is secure so its travel friendly and the size is good enough to keep it in my college bag

This smells like rose petals   since I have oily skin I usually tend to avoid creams which leave behind a sticky and oily residue because then all the dust and dirt just sticks to the grease and makes the hand dirty so I have to wash them up again but with this cream I didn't have any of these issues it just sank into the skin after a  few minutes and made my hands soft and moisturized.


I also asked by mom to try this out and she liked this even more. My mom has dry skin so her hands become flaky and rough. This cream made her hands soft and all the roughness was smooth and even. after she washed her hands the moisturizing effect of the cream was still there. So so pleased with the results.



Next up is the Fernberry Mochi Lips Nourishing Lip Conditioner -"a perfect lip treatment to add to your kit, it immediately softens & conditions lips with a  luscious blend of yuzu essential oil, tsubaki flower, sweet almond and sunflower seed"

Quantity :10ml



This comes in a lip gloss like tube which makes it handy and easy to apply throughout the day. The scent is one of the things i love about this product it literally smells like a floral garden and citrus so so sweet and refreshing
Japhet actually challenged me to try this out before applying my most drying/ matte lipstick and see the result so I applied this lip conditioner before applying my clazona matte liquid lipstick and wow my lips looked so much better and felt so soft and smooth throughout they day. They also went well with my lip stains.  I also asked my sister to try this lip conditioner because she is often chewing on her lips so they look dry and cracked. She applied this before going to bed and in the morning her lips looked better, the cracks very not completely healed but lips looked plump and smooth
Here is how fern berry recommends to use the lip treatment



please take note that the Mochi Lips should be dry and absorbed by the lips already before putting any lipstick on. Wait for at least 10min (30min for retro matte lipsticks) for it to set.

Part II of this post will be upload soon. Till then bye
You can purchase fernberry products
Fernberry Skincare

www.fernberry.com

Monday, 7 August 2017

[Review] Cre8skin Salmon oil cream


Ever since I have dipped my toes into Korean makeup and skincare i have been enjoying some really unique ingredients ad the benefits that come with it like, snail secretion, bee venom, donkey milk


The cream that I am review today has a unique ingredient too and its salmon oil
Do you know that salmon oil is rich In omega 3 fatty acids, and anti oxidants like vitamin A and Vitamin E so that means it Slows down aging , cell damage , prevent wrinkles and moisturizes


Packaging: This comes in a cylindrical tin/ can and inside this a very chic looking gold container is placed which contains the cream and a transparent spatula.

Quantity: 80ml

As you can see how fancy the packaging is
I don't like fish, I just cant stand the smell of it so I was kind of afraid when I received this cream . I was sceptic if I would be able to stand the smell of fish on my face but to my utter surprise this smells so fresh and nice nothing close to a fish . Hehe
 the texture is very light in weight and easily absorbs into the skin without leaving sticky residue behind. I think this is suitable for all skin types as I applied this to my oily skin and my skin didn't break out.



I cant comment much on wrinkle reducing properties as one has to use this consistently for longer duration to see the effect but this cream definitely brightens the skin makes it plump and hydrated plus the scent is so soothing. I think I am going to swap my tea tree cream with the cre8skin salmon oil cream for now as I quite like the performance of this cream
I personally would recommend wearing this at night time so that one can get the maximum benefits over night and wake up with healthy glowy and plump looking skin in the morning

Friday, 21 July 2017

Maybelline baby lips in berry crush

Lip balms are a staple in every women's purse  even if  you wear minimal makeup I am sure you own a lip balm. For me Lip balm remains a product that is constantly repurchased through out the year.



Not all Lip balms are made equal . Some provide hydration , some provide color , some have both hydration and pigment and then there are some meh lip balms that have fancy price tag and cute to look at packaging but the lip balm inside is something that makes you look more chapped and dry like dry prunes

Maybelline baby lip balm has been making popularity rounds in the beauty blogging world for some time now. It has been getting both rare-views and hate-views too.  So when I ran out of lip balm I decided to plunge into the deep waters and purchase this lip balm
The packaging is cute  2$ or 249 PKr



Packaging:

The packaging is cute and quite eye-catching I must admit. The tube is a small enough to be grown into a small clutch or purse. The cap is secure . This lip Balm has a twist up mechanism so this makes it hygienic. I absolutely hate those products where you have to dip your fingers in .




About the product:

This smells like berries, the scent is so delicious.Now as you can see this looks os vibrant and red in the tube but on application it imparts  a sheer wash of color which Is not too much buildable on multiple swipes. There are specks of gold glitter in this lip balm  but don't panic they are too small to be visible or feel gritty on the lips.  it  applies evenly on the lips and after hrs( without drinking and eating) it disappears leaving the lips smooth and moisturized. One of the best part in my opinion is that this Lipbalm has spf 20 so not does it makes the lips soft it also protects them form the damaging  rays

Beware guys there are a lot fakes circulating online and in the market so make sure you are safe from the counterfeit products as they can pose hazard to your skin

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Best Android Smartwatches for Style



Long gone are the days when android was the operating system designed exclusively for smart phones now you can have an android functioning refrigerator, oven and yes a wrist watch or should I say smart watch. The speed with which technology is evolving is amazing yet terrifying at the same time but hey I am not in the mood to start a debate on the pros and cons of revolutionizing technology. I am today going to share with you guys/galls some cool gadgets which are going to keep you up the fashion and technology game.




DZ09 Smartwatch


This smartwatch is like basically the deluxe version of your android phone. you may not be able to play games or connect to your social media account but it full fill all the basic requirements and expectations one has from a cell phone. You can dial a call and receive one too. It can store in your contacts and also has a RAM of 64MB and ROM of 128MB. Moreover it's also memory card supported. this alloy cased rubber strapped smart watch also has a 1.3 Mp camera and also offers Bluetooth facility. This highly sensitive touch screen Smart watch has a stand by Time of 3days while using it reduces it to 1.5 days.

You also have access to a calender and calculator. This is currently available at pakstyle.pk for a 1350 rs only with free home delivery .




W08 Smartwatch


If the previous smartwatch was a little bland for your taste check this one out. You don't have to be as nerd to own this watch. With a capacitive touch screen this comes with 2Mp camera. You can also access you social media Platforms Facebook and Twitter.
This also has a barometer, pedometer and all the qualities of a regular cellphone. For people who live a healthy lifestyle and maintain an active gym routine /go for brisk walks regularly. This is best suited for you. Or perhaps you are a college student who likes to balance studies with social media networking then this is what you need. For people who loose there cellphone regularly or in my case drop them , then  perhaps it would be best to ditch cellphone/smartphone and jump on the smart watch bandwagon. This smart watch retails for 1500 rs and also comes with free delivery offer.




Are you one of those people who stick to the classic designs or even when the tide comes you hold on strong to your ideas / style. Then you would be happy to know that pakstyle.pk has timeless accessories aka wrist watch which stick to the original design and style.
Either your a casually dressed guy or one who is always dressed up to the
Nines in a suit or dressy pants. Pakstyle has a vast range of wrist watch designs for you. Ranging from chunky wrist watch which speak power to statement making designer watches all with an affordable price tag. The icing on the cake is that you can totally buy them online so that just saves up time an money. See its definitely easy and convenient to Buy online watches in paksitan.


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Garnier Skinactive Micellar cleansing water review


The review of this product has been pushed off  for quite some time. I apologise for the delay but I wanted to try this cleanser properly to analyze all the properties (the goods and the bads) and to see for myself if all the hype which surrounds this cleanser was true.


Even though I totally love my Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar water, I wanted to know if there was a less expensive alternative available in the market. I purchased the 125ml version of this cleanser. This also comes in a big 400ml bottle too which retails for 500 Pkr
About the packaging:
This has a very chic looking bottle which is transparent and has a pink cap. The cap is secure( I haven't noticed any spillage so far) on the bottle it claims that you can get about 60 uses from a single bottle which is amazing. Because this 125 ml cost about 200 pkr and to me 60 uses translates as 2 months of usage,very cosy effective👍


About the product:
This is just like water,transparent clear and has no scent. Upon shaking the bottle some bubbles are formed. The cleanser dispenses out from the bottle quite easily without making a mess. I used this by soaking my makeup removing cotton pad with micellar water and then gentle wiping my face with it. This removed the foundation from my face with one swipe. I had to go over my lips twice to remove the matte lipstick. It removed the eyeliner and eyeshadow without much effort but for mascara I had to hold the cotton pad on my lashes for a minute to loosen up the mascara



  I am quite impressed with its performance. I have heard a lot people complain that this made their skin breakout luckily I haven't experience any skin irritation or pimples while using this product so far. One thing though this leaves a slightly moist residual feel to the skin. I usually follow this up with a face cleanser so its not much of a problem for me but for those who want their skin to feel dry . You might have to consider trying out some other makeup remover.
Are you curious to know how this compares to Bioderma sensibio H2O Micellar water?? Stay tuned to my blog to see an unbiased comparison post coming up soon
Until next time
Bye

Friday, 7 July 2017

[Review] Mediheal dress code mask ( blue, black and violet)

Today I will be review some really cute mask that were sent to my by skin18.com for review purpose . I choose these masks entirely because of the cool masquerade design hehe lets see if they are only visually attractive or worth the money too?


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
Compared to the sheet masks I have tried out in the past the sheets of these masks is way more thicker. In my mind I thought these would be hydrogel mask but to my surprise these turned out as regular cotton sheet masks. Whats new about these is that they have a fancy design printed on them so it makes the sheetmasking even more fun specially when you have a slumber party with your friends

Since i got three  masks for the review purpose I shared these with my mother and sister


Mediheal dress code mask  Black (whitening)


When I tore open the mask I was met with this nice scent which I liked a lot. Seriously I enjoyed scented makeup and skincare products as long as they have fruity or floral scent . The mask size was a bit large for my face so I tucked the ends down my chin . This particular mask tingled slightly initially but then the tingling sensation was gone
 I left if on my face for 30mins (10 mins more than the recommended time). The serum in this is clear and liquidy but it did not absorb as fast as the previous masks I have tried . I rubbed the spare essence onto my arms and neck so that none of the serum foes to waste.
What I noticed was that my face was instantly bright. But sadly the effect didn't last long( It was gone by next morning).


Mediheal dress code mask  Violet

For my sister the serum was too much for her taste. As the mask was large for her face some of the serum got onto her hair 😊. But I helped her fix the situating by squeezing some of the serum back into the mask packet.my sister particularly liked the design on the mask. She spent a lot of time taking selfies. According to her the mask was nice and hydrating. This variant didn't tingled her skin thankful nor did it cause acne on her face. This also brightened her face. Her skin looked fair than normal after using this mask


Mediheal dress code mask Blue (aqua care)


Onto the third mask. My mother by now is a fan of sheetmasks so she was quite eager
 to try this one out by mediheal. This is labeled as aqua care clearly target for skin which needs hydration. My mother has dry skin so she absolutely loved the hydration the mask provided. She did felt that the thick fabric of the sheet mask was a little uncomfortable but other than that no complains. The scent if the mask was good too and my mother got that chok chok skin.
Out of all the three make I was sent the black dress code mask had these red faux jewel like sparkly things attached to them which made it even more fancy
I think these masks are bomb.com for the price plus they are so much fun to use.I imagined myself at a mysterious masquerade ball . Lol me and my day dreams . This is my first time trying out products by mediheal and I really liked the quality of this brand. I will surely purchase more masks from this skincare brand in future



Thursday, 6 July 2017

[Review] BentonPapaya-D Sun Cream

Benton Cosmetics is one of the brands which has made it name in the beauty market be it the West or the East Established in 2011 it has released a lot of products which have become cult favorite. [ i am looking at you snail and Bee venom essence]




recently Benton cosmetics organized an event where they picked lucky testers to try out their new Papaya D suncream, this is actually the first ever suncream/ sunscreen and i think they have nailed the product right in first go

**** I was sent this product by Benton Cosmetics in exchange for an honest review*****



BENTON
The name and definition of Benton took its motives from the movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (also known as ‘Benjamin Button goes backwards in time’ in Korea) which had a warm touch on many people’s heart. In the movie, Benjamin is born as an old man and he becomes younger and younger as time goes by and ultimately dies as a new born baby. Benjamin happens to deeply fall in love with a woman named Daisy. However, as time goes by and as Benjamin becomes younger he has no choice but to leave Daisy. What if Daisy could have also turned back time on her physical appearance, wouldn’t she be happier?

It may just be a fictional movie, but wouldn’t most people have the same desire to be young again? Benton’s desire is to turn back the time of your skin. Unlike the instant temporary effect created by harmful ingredients, we hoped to improve skin care by using the healthy ingredients in our products which will help regain your skin to its original healthy condition
(source: Benton cosmetics official website )

i have oily skin which has tendency to breakout pretty easily. my main goal when picking out skincare or makeup is to avoid formulas which have high content of oil in them because that's the kind of stuff which causes acne and pimples. for the past 2 years i have been using a medicated sun block which was prescribe to me by a dermatologist. now if i be honest i haven't been using it as regularly as i should because the texture of the sun cream is thick and greasy so my skin totally feels suffocated in summer and during rainy seasons
when i applied for the tester opportunity i was excited and skeptic because i have heard great things about korean sun screens and this was a first time for me trying out an asian suncream

The Benton Papaya D suncream comes in a very travel friend squeeze tube which is clean white in color and has a silver cap. i really like how chic and sophisticated the packaging. also the nozle makes it super hygienic to use

Quantity: 50 gm ( man i am sure this is going to last me a very long time )

Price : 18-20 $






About the product:

Benton claims that this suncream is light and moist
has a citrus-y scent and has white color, physical sun screen and has temporary white cast
SPF 38 PA+++ (pretty good any sun screen about SPF 30 gives about 97% protection from UVB rays while PA protects from UVA radiations



My thoughts

compared to the sun creams i have used in past this is indeed light in weight .on application this feels light on the skin and gives a healthy sheen. it has good moisturizing properties. i think you can wear this under your foundation and totally skip up on moisturizer or primer( at least for people having oily skin ). i has a faint scent i cant really detect the scent though but it does not stays for long . just vanishes during application . As its a physical sun cream it does have white color but don't let that scare you as this blends so beautifully into the skin that there are no signs of a white cast . i took a picture of my self with the flash on and viola no signs of flash back so you can mix this with your foundation.




this suncream is moisturizing in a non greasy kind of way . for people with oily skin this might emphasize the oil on your face slightly but i am sure you can achieve a  glow-y makeup look( all the strobbing and highlighting trend that  has been  around lately). i am pretty sure this is going to work out even more better in winter . luckily the dreaded comedones and blackheads did not pop up during my 1 week use.

although this is designed for all skin types i think people with combination, normal and dry skin are going to enjoy it more as compared to people with oily skin .
Well done Benton cosmetics you have done a great job with this sun cream

you can purchase this online at Benton cosmetics website




















Saturday, 1 July 2017

Olor 24Hr protection Deodrant in Melody, Gorgeous Green and Playful Peach


Most of the body sprays/deodorants that i have tried in the past don't last for long on me. now i sweat like crazy so i reek of it too so my main goal is to find a perfume which can make me smell fresh all day long, these deodorant by Olor claim that they give 24hr protection which is half true


these are very economically priced, for just Pkr 215 you now purchase a can of this deodorant which is going to last for a decent amount of time. the design of these cans is so beautiful and chic. there are quite purse friendly and totally jazz up the vanity table.
the nozzle on these deodorants sprays the content evenly
 

Melody has a very feminine and flirty scent its not exactly floral but has a sweet edge to it that i cant put my finger on . the scent is quite pleasant and not strong or overpowering at all. this is my favorite scent out of the three deodorants. i can assure you that you can definitely wear this to work or college; the lasting power is good. this stays strong for  a solid 3hrs and then the scent fades in a manner that it is  still their only faint

the scent Gorgeous Green has a very refreshing scent like lime and mint mixed together ,its the kind of scent i am most likely going to wear to a garden party or when on ward rotations, the scent is not as strong as Melody but it is noticeable, i think the crisp notes of orange also help to keep one awake

i didnt liked this scent in the beginning it smelt like medicine to me but after taking a couple of deep whiffs i began p notice the peach and vanilla and jasmine scent in this Playful Peach deodorant. i usually avoid perfumes which have Jasmine scent to them so Jasmine makes me feel nauseous but the blend of peach vanilla and jasmine makes  a wonderful combination
there are a lot more scents in the range to choose from , i like the new packaging even more than the previous one.i recommend these deodorants to you guys as they are really worth the money.


Do you know that Norwegian Body Perfume brand ‘Olor’ is thrilled to announce the Bollywood Sensation and Supermodel Nargis Fakhri as the new face of the brand's 2017 advertising campaign.
Shot by renowned International director and DOPs, the stunning ultra-glamour TVC embrace a distinctively minimalist aesthetic while manifesting the intimate relationship between a woman and her perfume.
The supermodel was chosen as the new face of the brand because of her social relevance and fashion-forward trendsetter status. The quintessential girl-next-door, Nargis personifies confidence, empowerment, beauty and ease of women wearing Olor perfume deos.

Previously, Norwegian body perfume Olor has won emerging brand of the year award 2015-16. Brands Foundation Pakistan has awarded this to Olor in the deodorants category. The ceremony was organized in Karachi where more than 100 brands were given this prestigious award based on various factors such brand awareness, brand relevance, and usage intent amongst the masses. Olor’s win is remarkable considering that it was launched in Pakistan just 2 years ago.