Thursday, 28 September 2017

[REVIEW] Bliv O2 Bubbly Bright oxygenating mask

September 28, 2017 1

When I washed my πŸ’† now I am believer πŸ˜…. who remembers this song from SHREK (chuckle)
Tried this BLIV bubbly O2 bubbly bright oxygenating mask and was surprised that my face looked as bright as sunshine πŸ˜‰ ( ok that's a bit of exaggeration) but seriously you guys, this mask gives instant brightening to the face.
pretty much every skincare brand that i know of has been coming up with their own bubbling mask but not all of them fulfil the tall claims that they are making, however this mask is a different story
rice is one of the oldest skincare ingredient used in many Asian countries to brighten the skin. its used lighten the complexion and tone skin and yes Rice is one of the chief ingredient of this mask you can totally imagine the effects this mask deliver?
 The mask is housed in a medium sized container with a protective lid to prevent mask from oxidizing and a spatula. I highly recommend you to use the spatula as this helps the product to remain fresh also a word of advice immediately close the lid of the container as soon you scoop out the product or else it will start to bubble up in the container
 The mask has a lotion/cream like texture with tiny red beads for exfoliation. It's recommended to scoop out the product using a spatula. Once the mask is massaged onto the face (dry skin) it immediately begins to foam up. The foam is not too thick but its there. There is funny ticklish feel when its turning into bubbles 😁 the bubbles lasts for about 2-3 mins even less if you are sitting under a fan
I left the mask on for 10 minutes massaged my face once again and then splashed it with cold water. My skin looked brighter/fairer plus it felt soft and matte. This effect lasted for quite some time and I felt like the pores on my cheek looked sort of small. cant say much about the stubborn pores on my nose because very few things work on them😐

In terms of physical exfoliation I didn't notice much difference because the beads are sparse so didn't manage to remove the dead skin on my chin and cheeks. This mask retails for approx 39-40$.
though the mask is on the pricier side the effects it delivers totally justifies the money. the brand is really confident about the performance of its product as it promises money back if the product falls short on your expectation,


Monday, 25 September 2017

Winter Clothing Essentials for Ladies in Pakistan

September 25, 2017 0
Today I am doing a fashion related post. I am sure many of you might be a bit overwhelmed/ bored with my usual skin care reviews.

With September 22 comes equinox meaning that summer is officially over and autumn has begin. Though to be honest I haven't noticed much of a difference in temperature (in Islamabad) right now but I hope it will become  colder soon. Here is a guide on how to keep your self Up-to-date with latest fashion trends this winter and keep those toes toasty warm while looking fabulous at the same time.

Cotton Shrugs

Cotton shrugs are one of the versatile article of clothing that can be worn over shirt. Not only do they look chic, they also do a fantastic job of keeping cold away. Shrugs are also suitable for layering over clothes. For those chilly autumn morning or evening walks shrugs are definitely one of the wisest  choice. Who says you have stick to the same old boring black shrug. you can find so much variety in design and color when choosing a cotton shrug these days. I even saw a shrug top , what a genius idea!

Fleece Hoodies

Fleece denotes authority. Remember the Greek mythology of Jason and the golden fleece? Jason was given the impossible task to retrieve a golden to reclaim his throne anyways since you don't have a throne to reclaim, you can definitely claim the tittle of being  well dressed by wearing a fleece hoodie and it comes in a lot more colors than golden πŸ˜†. You can choose between a pull over or a zip up design (what ever suits your taste and is convenient for you).

Hoodies are one of those clothes in your wardrobe that can be worn on a casual day or you can pair them with some fancy pants and rock them at a party.

Linen Dresses

Get you hands on the beautiful linen dresses and look your best this autumn and winter season. While lawn suits rule the pakistani fashion market all summer long. Linen is definitely the fabric for autumn and winters.
Pick dresses in shade of burgundy, deep blue, maroon and dark green for that winter feel. Having trouble finding an online shop from where you can get good quality linen stitched and unstitched dresses try you wont be disappointed. They sell all the designer brands under one roof. The options are unlimited ( they have printed , embroidered, digital printed formal amd informal dresses available ) and the prices quoted are unbeatable and pocket friendly.
If you are still unsure about your wardrobe for winters try to search online for some inspiration ( instagram or pintrest) that way you will be able to narrow down the clothes that you want to wear the coming season.

Winter clothes for women include Linen suits ( gotta have at least 4 linen dresses),  fleece hoodies ( who says only men can can wear it ) warm shrugs, sweaters and coats. what is winter without a coat?? Try to mix and match and layer them in a way that keep the cold away and you look stylish at the same time.
So go ahead shop online for your winter apparel and be prepared to welcome winter with a warm heart, a hot mug of chocolate and a cute attire.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

[Review] Leejiham Tea Tree 90 Essence

September 23, 2017 2

LEEGEEHAM is no stranger when it comes to skincare, they are one of the popular skincare brands in Korea. I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to review there ever popular Tea Tree 90 Essence which has been a cult favorite product for years and has been featured in many magazines and beauty blogs

I got into a small skincare related accident/ adverse reaction a couple of days back due to my own negligence( didn't read Te label of an acid toner carefully and ended up damaging my skin) my skin was red and blotchy and there was swelling I was afraid that this reaction will darken my skin over time due to chemical burns.  my skin has reached a point where injuries/wounds leave hyper pigmented scars. So a frantic search through my skincare stash o found the  Leejiham Tea Tree 90 Essence and has a lot of claims to sooth the skin and reduce irritation that i decided to take the risk and apply it to my face. And was so surprised when this actually  saved my skin and helped it calm down. It reduced the redness and reduced the flare up on my skin. My skin is better now thankfully

 Tea tree is actually quite popular agent for acne and inflammation and this essence contains 90% tea tree πŸ™†. I have been eyeing a lot of tea tree skincare products fro a fairly long time and I am so happy that I tried this out

The vial is a frosted white glass and has such a cute small glass dropper to dispense product. Its does not smells like tea tree though which disappointed me a tiniest bit ( I love the scent of tea tree its so refreshing). this contains 50 ml product which may seem little as this essence a tad bit on the expensive side but no worries as 2-3 drop are sufficient to cover the whole face 

 the texture is very thin and light weight so it absorbs into the skin after a couple of pats. I usually take 3 drops of this and pat it onto the chin and cheeks (places where i get most acne) hyper pigmentation or blemishes.It looks luminous and healthy

 My skin produces less oil every time I apply this to my face. This is a morning time essence for me as my skin produces most oil during the day. Serums /essence like these are best for people who have oily/ acne prone skin. I am very impressed by Tea tree performance and would definitely purchase skincare/ makeup products which contain tea tree as one of their star ingredients

retails for 45$ at Glow recipe website

please note that this is the new packaging of the essence
5/5 πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž


Tuesday, 19 September 2017


September 19, 2017 0

Being enrolled in medicine comes with its own perks, you can never have enough time because very spare time that you get is either spent catching up on the sleep that was lost due to studying or is spent catching up on the chores that need to be done.
being the skincare addict that i have become i want my skin to look flawless at all times but what to do when i have an evening/morning rotation and cant afford the luxury of skin pampering

i was super excited when i received this cool MAKEUP;PAL simplified skincare sample sized foils in my mail .which BTW carries all basic skincare products one would need in a hurry
*A round of Applause for the brand to come up with such a brilliant idea*

there are a total of 4 foils. each contains a separate product in it .

Step 1: Toner brightening balance

this is a slightly opaque toner which has little to no scent. ( I detected a faint floral scent but almost negligible) . It spreads easily and absorbs immediately into the skin. This restores the moisture balance of the skin which was lost after cleansing

Step 2 : Lotion Brightening

this smells mildly of roses( the scent is not artificial). The texture is very light and liquid-y so this absorbs into the skin after a few pats I have noticed that this brightens the complexion after

Step 3 : Cream white tone up

this has to be the  best brightening cream I have ever used. Firstly this smells of farangipani ( my favorite flower btw) secondly this just blurs out the pores, smooths out all imperfections on the skin and makes the skin instantly bright. I can totally skip wearing foundation / bb cream after wearing this cream. Its spreads evenly on the skin and leaves semi matte finish. If Makeup:pal ever decided to sell this cream separately I am going go be their one loyal customer πŸ˜‰

Step 4 : Sunblock

the sunblock is a little on the heavier side and gives luminous glowy complexion. This does bot leave white cast nor does it has any scent so this is perfect for flash photography. This contains maximum sun protection SPF PA+++

Altogether I totally love this new skincare concept by MAKEUP:PAL . Its super convenient for people who have tough work routines
the packaging is cute and slim so this fits easily into purse or pocket moreover if you are going on a short 2-3 dats trip you can take this along with you. Not to mention this follows the airplane safety guidelines so this perfect to take it along with you on a flight

Each foil contains 1.5 ml of product which is good enough to be used twice 😍.

this comes in box of 10 and retails for 20$ each. Totally good value for your money particularly when you have four skin care products in one leaf

you can know more about the brand by


Monday, 18 September 2017

[REVIEW] CHIK'O Masktone Invisible Sheet Masks

September 18, 2017 0

So my quest for the perfect sheetmaks fro oily skin continues and on my way i have found these amazing CHIK'O BEAUTY Sheet masks that retails for 80$ TW, these masks delivery all theclaims made on the box and i am super impressed by the their quality

they are very honest with the Ingredients list and have some really cool stuff added in these mask serum formula which really boost up complexion and hydrate skin


see how cute and brilliant the packaging looks. i love how they came up with this fun pantone look alike packaging idea its so different from all the sheetmask available in the market plus I am pretty sure they are going to add more sheet masks to there  collection pretty soon

this sheetmask has a scent less serum which is like water (with added moisture and hydration benefits) the sheet mask is packed carefully in a plastic cover as the fibers of the mask are fragile and can be deformed easily if one is careless

the serum is in the packet is generous and absorbs pretty quickly into the skin , i love these kind of masks for oily skin as they are fuss free and one can totally jump onto the next skincare step. there is no tacky feel of the left over serum. unlike the other mask in range this only provides moirure to the skin no brightening effect,

this mask is best suited for all skin types

i know i look kind of creepy with this on but my skin looked so good afterwards

 CHIK'O Masktone Whitening & Brightening Invisible Sheet Mask

This must be match made in heaven for my oily skin ❤  I tried out this CHIK'O Masktone Whitening & Brightening Invisible Sheet Mask and this is seriously one of the best sheet mask i have tried in a while


just like the previous mask the packaging  of this mask has its own unique design inspired from Pantone color πŸƒ. Inside the foil the sheetmask is placed next to a plastic cover. The material of the mask  must be silk or tencel (be careful when pulling out the mask, its delicate and very stretchable I almost destroyed the mask) Even though it says 25ml the sheet is totally dripping. I squeezed off the excess for later use hehe 😁

The fit of the mask is good. The cut outs for eyes nose and mouth are of appropriate dimension. This masks clings onto the face like second skin( feels really good) compared to cotton/cellulose sheet masks this is definitely close to invisible (you can see my face πŸ˜‰) The serum/essence is colorless, non tacky and absorbs into the skin straight away leaving behind matte finish to the face. Tranexamic acid,Vitamin C , papaya and 🍍 enzymes are the chief ingredients ( collagen boosting and exfoliating ) there is slight medicinal smell to the mask but its not strong and disappears after a fee minutes. I left this mask on my face until the sides of the sheet began to dry out i.e 45mins

πŸ’ƒ Results:
my face looked fairer than my neck πŸ˜… ( The brightening effect of this mask is very noticeable ) and the effect last through out the day πŸ™Œ  minus skin irritation and breakouts

 5/5 πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž
 This  in box of 5 sheetmask. These make are a steal for the πŸ’΅ 


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Korean Makeup Haul

September 13, 2017 2
I am so excited to share the products I bough recently. If you follow my blog on instagram then you must be already aware about the product I am going to show you guys. I purchased these from Beauty and The Skinmaskuarade

Firstly I purchase  this cute Innisfree LE X Emoji No sebum powder. This is one of the most hyped up loose powder in the Korean beauty world . Pretty much every blogger swear buys this product. Since I have a Skin as oily as an oil slick.  This sounded like a dream product for my skin. I have used this product for almost a months and soon I will be sharing my thoughts on this powder so if you are curious keep watching this space.

Next up is also a cult favourite product the Misha M Magic Cushion in shade #21. My first ever cushion foundation. I have used this only once and so far I am totally amazed by the finish it provides .i will continue to use this product for some time and then give your guys my honest opinion
I loved watching a Korean drama featuring Ji Chang Wook and Yoona called The K2 and that's how i was  first introduced to this cute wine lip tint by chateau labiotte after scanning many online stores and reading numerous reviews I finally saw the minis on beauty joint for 3.25 $ and that when I added this to my cart. The tube is so tiny and so cute  😍
Its skin is one of the lesser known Korean brand which makes a lot of great products. I have sallow skin so decided to invest in a color correcting base to neutralize my skin tone. Cute isn't it??

Monday, 11 September 2017

[Review] Natural Pacific Fresh Herb Origin Serum

September 11, 2017 2

Today I am going to share my thoughts on the popular scream serum by Natural pacific. Now if your skin is damaged this stings a lot but on my skin this surprisingly  didn't stung at all ( does that mean my skin is healthy πŸ‘€)

Today I am going to share my thoughts on the popular scream serum by Natural pacific. Now if your skin is damaged this stings a lot but on my skin this surprisingly  didn't stung at all ( does that mean my skin is healthy πŸ‘€)

Quantity: 50 ml
Price : 27.10$

Packaging: Frosted glass bottle/ vial with a glass dropper. The lid is secure so no fear of it being spilled but this bottle is not travel friendly because its made out of glass

About the product:

This serum has a strong zesty/ citrusy scent. Its a biphasic serum meaning it has two layers the upper is oil based while the bottom layer is water based. To get the best of the worlds shaking the bottle prior to use is recommended.

 The serum is amber colored and has a very runny texture. It spreads easily onto the skin. I place 5 drops of the serum on to my palm spread it evenly and then pat it onto my face. I have been using this for quite sometime and have noticed how my skin texture has improved over time

The pores on my skin have reduced to some extent and I have noticed slight glow too. What I love about this serum is that this does not feel greasy even though it has oil in it nor does it cause breakout.  It takes about 20-30 minutes for the serum to absorb immediately into the skin.

i really recommend this serum as it its suitable for all skin types
you can purchase this style Korean website here

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Garnier skinactive tissue mask hydra bomb

September 05, 2017 0
It wouldn't be wrong to say that western skincare is lacking when  compared to the Asian skincare.  The technology and the ingredients used in Asian skincare are quite effective in treating various skincare problems. With that being said I am very happy when I see brands come up with products that are affordable and give satisfactory results
Garnier recently came out with these tissue masks aka the sheet masks which don't claim to do a lot many things another than give skin a boost of  hydration

I was sent two masks by Lotus Pr from the range to try out .
I will start with the super hydrating replenishing mask

This mask has pomegranate extracts and hyaluronic acid. It is suitable for sensitive skin type
According to the direction this mask should be applied to the face for 15 minutes after which one will notice rehydrated , smooth and radiant skin. Using this mask Continuously  for one week will reduce fine lines and give plumper skin

As soon as I tore open the foil I was met with a pleasant scent now be warned that the scent is strong and lingers through out the duration the mask is applied. In the beginning it smelled nice but then after some time it began to smell like alcohol. The mask has two sheets. One is blue scratchy cover like thing which you are supposed to discard and the other is a soft tissue like white mask. In my opinion the blue cover is just a nuisance so just get rid of it as soon as you open the mask because it makes it so hard to settle the actual tissue mask on your face ( i wasted a good 10 minutes trying to understand that stupid thing and finally took the wise decision and threw it)

This mask literally just clings onto the face without much effort. I seriously just roamed around the house with this on and wasn't afraid of it falling off ( some thing I haven't experienced with Korean sheetmasks) it just sticks to the face like second skin. The sheet is generously drenched with serum .( almost dripping). But the fit is terrible . The cut out  for the eyes is small and placed a bit high so when I applied it onto my face it was almost invading the margins of my lower lid. The cut out for the lip is not comfortable either.  The size of the mask is good though( I have a small face so I tucked out the ends under my chin )
I left this mask on for more than 15 minutes because I tried my best to take a presentable selfie but no matter how many poses I tried I still looked like psycho killer.πŸ˜…

After removing the mask I tried my best to tolerate the tacky feel of serum but it was just too much for my oily skin and eventually I had no choice but to wash my face. My skin even after washing felt soft and plump. This surprising brightened my complexion which is new as it didn't claimed to do so. I waited for the dreaded pimples to pop up the next day but they didn't.  Altogether for the price this mask is great for people with dry to combination skin. For oily skin beauties it would be best to use this in winter or try out the variant designed for oily skin. This is also great when you want to have a fun pampering skincare session with friends or you want to prep you skin for some special occasion ( Eid or wedding maybe  😏)


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