Hello Hello 😀 I know its been a while since i posted but im usually pretty active on my instagram and snapchat so the ones who are following me there knows why i was busy and not posting blogs. But seriously i miss blogging and all the fun and excitement it gave me. I have a lot of pending reviews and even more products to show you guys so i would suggest you all to sit back and buckle up as the blog will be flooded with posts in the coming months. Insha’Allah.
Let just start off with the footwear that i recently bought and absolutely loved. Its from a store named Ayhani’s located in Dolmen City Mall Karachi.
I was stunned with the designs and comfort of these footwear, im mostly comfortable in flats and square heels so that type of chappals (as we call it in urdu) are flat.
1. Vibrant Cris Cross Design Slipper
I personally love colors and these type of footwear attract me more because then I can later pair it with multiple outfits to compliment my look.
The soul is soft and will not hurt the heel. The design perfectly fits your foot and I felt very comfortable wearing it 🙂
2. Elegant Chain Design Slipper
Embellishment gives anything that elegant feel and that’s exactly what my next pick was. A flat slipper embellished with a golden chain on white double strap along with a big tear drop stud and a golden rim on the base. It can be worn casually and semi formally both.
Im undoubtedly in love with how comfortable the soul of these slippers are. This is the main thing which im concerned off and im glad i discovered this brand 🙂
The price range is slightly high but you are getting the best quality for the right price.
Hope you enjoyed my mini haul and liked my picks. Share you views in the comment section below, would love to read 🙂
Earlier this month I was contacted by an online store Zaful to check out weather i would like to purchase clothing items from their online store to check the service and product quality, they and gave me a voucher worth 35% to spend. Mostly what was being promoted on their social media platform were bikinis but when i searched their website they had variety of products from clothing line to accessories. After much searching i choose a sports bra because I am into shredding some weight these days and a testing out a good quality sports wear would be great and I also picked up a .kimono blouse (its a type of a loose shrug).
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Lets go through the products that I bought one by one:
The sports bra that i choose is really comfortable. Its a full support sports bra and it keeps my posture up right while doing different kinds of exercises. Also the material is very soft and stretchable it absorbs the sweat well and does not give me any kind of discomfort. It is not wired but lightly padded which is removable. My skin is not a fan of cheap quality polyester which could irritate my skin and this sports bra did no such thing to my skin so for the price its a really good pick and Im really glad I made this purchase :).
Kimonos are really a style statement these days and it can be paired with almost all your shirts to give you that trendy look. I picked this digital printed kimono for myself from Zaful because I usually top my western attire with some kind of shrug or jacket as i feel more comfortable and modest like so and this kimono really attracted me. It has beautiful black tassels in the end and the material is light and doesn’t crinkles. I choose the size medium.
Overall buying experience with Zaful:
My online buying experience with zaful was great overall I enjoyed getting an opportunity to work with zaful. My package arrived within a weeks time after placing the order, securely packed. The only drawback for me was that I had to pay for the shipping cost which would not have been bad if I was notified before hand earlier by the team but oh well i got choose products that i liked and wanted so thankyou for that gesture Zaful 🙂
Other then that great stuff on the website, amazing quality products at affordable prices. One should definitely check the website and order some goodies 🙂
Thankyou Jessica and team Zaful for giving me this opportunity.
Sunglasses are an accessory which doesn’t go out of fashion in any way. People spend hours in selecting the best sunnies for themselves, which complement their face shape, eyes as well as taste. In Pakistan, you can find the latest trends in sunglasses from Tesoro Accessories, Haroon’s and Accessorize among other top brands!
With all that effort, no one would want their precious sunglasses to get dented or dirty as none are damage proof. But still a good pair of sunglasses has a lot of love and wear, which causes them to get spoiled. In order to avoid that people try to use different hacks. Most of the times these hacks end up damaging the sunglasses further or don’t give the desired results.
A most common hack even among those who were spectacles for sight impairment, they clean their dirty lenses through moistening lenses with their breath then wiping it off with lint cloth. This causes the dirt to further smear on the lenses and even scratch it.
Therefore, the article will focus on some tips and tricks in order to maintain your sunglasses and care for them after use. These tips may only require the basic things which people usually have laying around at their house, thus making them inexpensive as well as effective.
Protect your Lenses
After every use, always remember to put your sunglasses in a protective case, preferably a hard one. This may be a bit of a hassle when in hurry but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. These hard cases are great to protect your sunnies from breakage while buried inside your handbags. They also prevent contact of water, sand and dust. The only drawback is that these cases take a lot of space.
When cleaning your lenses, try to avoid using a lint cloth or a paper towel. This is because it leaves residues of lint and the wood content in the paper towel may cause scratching on the lenses.
Make good use of the small microfiber cleaning cloth which usually comes with the purchase of sunglasses. If not then do buy some to keep in your bag or pocket as they come in handy. They are the best for wiping off dirt and smudges off the lenses.
Never leave your sunglasses unattended on the floor, dinner table or even sofas where it is bound to break or get damaged.
Cleaning Of Your Sunglasses For Ladies
Proper cleaning process for sunglasses is actually quite hassle free and more effective contrary to popular belief. It can be done anywhere, anytime.
It will just require dish soap, a lint free cloth and some warm running water. Just wash your sunglasses thoroughly under running water, soap it all over and wash it to remove all the lather. Dab it dry with a lint free or microfiber cleaning cloth.
Make sure not to use any lotion based soap as it leaves a thin slippery coat which may fog up your vision, as well as no paper based wipes to avoid scratching of the lenses.
There are plenty of times when after a lot of use sunglasses start to feel not quite the same. They might not sit on the face right, feel slightly loose or feel irritated on the nose or ears. Don’t worry! As long as they are not completely damaged or broken, they can be fixed.
Tightening screws: Sunglasses have tiny screws which hold the top and bottom parts of the frame. These tend to get loosen over time. Therefore a periodic tightening is required with a small head screwdriver.
If the nose pads of the sunglasses have worn out and are biting in the skin then it’s time to replace them. Nose pads which are screw-in, snap on and slide in nose pads are available in the market, according to your sunnies frame requirement.
If the frame is made of plastic and feel uneven, then it’s difficult for it to be adjusted. But for metallic frames it’s easier. With just a soft cloth, needle nose pliers and a flat surface, you can adjust your frames just like you want them to be. Keep making incremental adjustments from the source of the bend till the tips of the frames rest evenly on the surface.
With these hacks of prevention, cleaning and adjusting you can easily keep your favorite sunglasses in pristine condition as long as they last!
Hope your ramadan and eid went great? Mine went awsome Alhumdilillah I really tried to make the most of the holy month 🙂 May Allah SWT accepts all our prayers/duas. (Ameen) But now im back on track and coming up with a skin care post. A while back i received some great mask sheets to try out from skin 18.com and was super excited to use them as im not much of a “skin care” type of a person. I have minimal skin care products which I use on regular basis. Before i get on with the review let me tell you I have mostly normal to dry skin (only my nose tends to get oily) rest of my face remains normal/dry. Also im not acne prone type as well. Giving you a heads up about my skin type so its easier to check the result of the mask on my skin.
About Skin18.com :
SKIN18 believes in skincare instead of makeup. Skincare products feed natural ingredients and nutrition to your skin while makeup is considered as a coverage. Its an online Korean skin care product brand.
Founder of skin18 concerns about her skin the most, and our mission here is to bring you products that will make you look forever 18. It is the best to start your skincare as early as possible but there is never too late just like having exercise for a healthy body. (Read More)
So I received the following mask from Skin18.com :
Foodaholic 3D Royal Jelly Natural Essence Mask
The optimum skin condition is maintained by ROYAL JELLY extracts to make elastic & moisturizing.
Foodaholic 3D Green Gram Natural Essence Mask
The optimum skin condition is maintained by GREEN GRAM extracts to make elastic & moisturizing.
Luck Charcoal Nose Cleansing Strip
Luck Hydrogel Eye Patch For Eye Puffiness (Purple)
Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3-Step Kit
My Review & Experience:
From the two face masks i opted to try the foodaholic 3D Royal Jelly Natural Essence Mask and let me tell you that it was my second trial of face mask sheets and i kind of enjoyed the overall experience. The face mask sheets are fairly easy to use, they are soaked in with the serum and when you adjust the mask on your face the skin absorbs all the serum and you have to keeping the mask on for a good 20-30mins so that the serum sinks into the skin and work its magic 🙂 then remove the mask sheet and massage leftover serum on skin and risen if off or clean your face with a damp towel.
So as i opened the foodaholic 3D Royal Jelly Natural Essense Mask i smelled it first and let me tell you the smell isnt over powering at all it had a very mild sweet honey smell to it.After keeping it on for max 30 mins and then removing the mask sheet and massaging the left over serum into my skin I could clearly see the difference. And im sure so can you in my before and after images which i took to see the results.
My skin felt lifted up in the sense that it look fresh and glowing 😉 Well that’s a good mask to get a quick fix if you have somewhere to go to and need an instant glow on the skin. I really liked this mask sheet and will give it a thumbs up.
The only draw back which I found was that the mask was too big for my face so i a had to fold it a bit from my nose. And it was a 3D effect mask so it has a thin line joining two sides of the mask to give it a 3D kind of effect due to which it was a bit difficult to set over the face. But non the less i loved the serum on it and it worked for my skin 🙂
What is your experience with skin care mask sheets? Do they do wonders to your skin too? Share your thoughts if you have ever tried these Skin18 Mask Sheets in my comment section below 🙂 Would love to read.
Hope this post finds you in the best of health 🙂 last month i did some heavy shoe shopping as I was traveling for summer vacations. I had a good time with all the three footwear so I can go through each one individually and tell you guys more about them. So lets head over to some hauling 😉 This should be fun because im super picky at choosing footwear (my mom knows this better 😉 )
1. I really badly needed an elegant and casual footwear and this footwear caught my eye at stylo shoes (Tariq Road Branch). This is a kolapuri style embroidered chappal.
I really loved the soft material on the base its really comfortable while you walk. Totally fell for the beautiful multi-colored embroidery which I could pair up with number of and the gold details on this kolapuri styled chappal was just too unnoticeable 🙂
It had 1/2 inch square heal with golden detail on it and i absolutely loved it.
2. Next I got a pair of sneakers which gave me the feeling of summer palm trees and beaches 😀 enough said you’ll see what I mean when you’ll see the images of it.
Gorgeous no? ! 😀 the floral print over it makes it so versatile. The black base gives it a more wearable look with different outfits. I just dont like the white rim because its gets a bit dirty and I have to clean it every time but still taking this one factor out of the picture I love these. The main best feature about these sneakers is that it looks like it will be heavy but they arnt 🙂 Very comfortable on the foot and have a perfect grip.
3. And lastly I bought these cute flip flops 🙂 to wear around at the house or take with me to a beach or picnic location. Also they didnt took much space in my luggage 😛 Uptil now these are in good condition because im wearing it non stop at home.
These were my 3 picks from style shoes 🙂 Have you tried this shoe brand/store. And how was your experience? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope everyone is having a great day today 🙂 This is the season of matte lips almost all the brand have come up with their version of mate liquid lipsticks which are booming the makeup industry and today il be sharing my opinion on these SMLC by NYX and why i love them so much ❤
Im always skeptical in purchasing and trying out new products so I selected these few shades to try out and totally got hooked with these babies 😉 This is the 1st product that made me fall in love with NYX as a brand ! These matte lip creams are one of the best product by NYX and totally worth spending money on 🙂
Now available in twelve more statement-making shades, our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX fan favorite.
These SMLC comes in a color coordinated plastic tube with a matte twist to open cap. The wand is firm and gives a even application in one dip (It depends if you want an opaque application). The ingredients and other information is printed on the tube along withe product name and detail. The shade name and number is printed on a sticker at the bottom of the tube. It contains 0.27 Fl/Oz (8 ml)
The formula is a winner for me personally because its creamy, buttery when applied and drys into a matte finish on the lips. Very comfortable and not sticky what so ever and super hydrating on the lips with a cupcake scent. Its like a dream come true !! It lasts for a good 4-5 hrs and fades nicely all over the lips and does not give a butt hole between the lips which is great.
For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.
All shades contain the following unless otherwise noted:
Isohexadecane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rosin/Colophonium/Colophane, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Phenoxyethanol, Flavor/Aroma, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)
EXPERIENCE & FINAL VERDICT
If you are reading this blog from the top you already know my love for these 😛 I am picky when it comes to lipsticks in general because i cannot stand the chemical smell and something which feels on your lips but these SMLC are one of the very few liquid lipsticks i tried out and absolutely loved !
The formula is not a thick liquid but more towards a mousy texture that gives an even finish on the lips and dry matte but still is super hydrating + fades out evenly and tints the lip. It has a decent amount of lasting power and helds upto 4-5 hrs depending on how much you eat or drink. You can always re-apply an even layer on top and it wont become flaky or dry out your lips.
It has amazing shade rang for all skin tones and variety of shades of nudes and pink to choose from. The packaging is very travel friendly and economical to just throw in the purse and get set going 🙂
Soft, creamy and lightweight texture
Settles into a comfortable soft matte finish
Fades out evenly and stains the lips
Decent staying power
Easy on the pocket
Wide variety of shade selection
LIP SWATCHES & SHADES
It retails for $6 but usually sold for upto 1000/- PKR on different online Facebook pages.
You can search up many Facebook pages selling makeup online.Like Amor, Zensky, etc
How was your experience with the NYX SMLC 🙂 Im sure almost everyone owns one by now. Let me know which shades do you own in the comments section below.
So now that we are moving forward in 2016 I thought of introducing a new category “Youtube made me buy it!”, because seriously Youtube has become a trend setter and a trend disaster:P whatever you may call it we all do get inspired and buy products just because our favorite YouTuber/Guru is raving and ranting about it all the time. Hence, this category: D
Hello my beauties !!
According to the title of the post you might already know what this hype is is all about!! So jumping on the bandwagon and using a men’s after have balm (quite unusual but true) as a primer will make you realize that a makeup guru can make use of anything be it for men or women 😉 Thanks to Nikkietutorial who came up with using this product as a primer in her April Hits and Oh God NO’s 2015 and this spread like fire all over social media. Almost all the YouTubers have used it and given their opinions on it. A few weeks back I posted a picture of it on my instagram and a lot of you asked where I got it from. I looked for it around at my local super store (Imtiaz Super Store) and found it in the men’s section (ofcourse!!) and believe me there were very few left.
I have used it since then and now I’m ready to post an in-depth review on it based on my experience and how my skin dealt with it. So let’s just get on with the overall in-depth review on The Nivea for Men Post Shave Balm.
So why does it work so well as a primer? Well one simple answer. It contains Glycerin as one of the main ingredients in this product. For anyone that doesn’t know glycerin is very beneficial to the skin for many reasons.
(Direction how to use can be ignore 😛 )
The bottle comes in a white and blue themed box. The product is inside a thick white colored glass bottle with embossed printing on both front and back. The bottle is quite heavy and big, it contains 100ml of product. It’s has an unscrew to open cap and there is no pump.
The consistency of the product is white and slightly runny. It gives a very cooling effect as you start to apply it on the skin. You will have to massage the product into the skin until it sets in the pores and gives a slightly tacky feel and then apply anything else over it.
After hearing a lot and trying it on myself I can confidently say that it’s an AMAZING product!! Every time I used it I can tell that my makeup stayed put through the entire day and looked flawless. The latest, I applied it around 4:30pm and took off my makeup around 1am at night so that makes a total of almost 9-10hrs and it stayed put without creasing my foundation or making me oily. As you all know I have a combination skin, my t-zone area becomes oily but this as a primer prevented the oily-ness on my face.
Glycerin which as stated by Nikkietutorials is the main ingredient in this product that sticks other products on it is absolutely correct. When applied over face and massaged into the skin it cools down the skin, clams the redness and makes it smooth so the foundation is distributed evenly all over.
Overall I am in love with the product not only because all the youtube gurus are talking about it but also because it suited my skin well. And I can notice a difference of my makeup staying on for a longer period of time, it locks the pores and stops the product seeping into the skin which is a plus plus for me ! 🙂
PROS & CONS
Not at all expensive
Makeup stays all day long
Gives a cooling effect to skin
Product is lightweight and perfect to use as primer
Even outs the skin and makes it glowy
The smell can create issue for some (That typical aftershave smell)
Not that effective with people having oily skin type.
FACE AFTER USING NIVEA AFTER SHAVE BALM AS A PRIMER:
PRICE: 345/- PRK
AVAILABILITY: Any local / general store will have this product.
Finally I can say that Yes, Youtube made me buy it and I’m glad I did.
Have you tried this product yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know what you think in the comments below.