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May 2015

Review : Nivea Daily Essentials Gentle Face Wash

Hey girls! Hope everybody is doing great.
Today, I’m going to be doing a quick review on this Face Wash from Nivea. When it comes to the company, I’m sure we all are well acquainted. Everybody has/is using the typical blue container nivea cream, aren’t/haven’t you? With a wide range of products ranging from skin care to hair care, this company is definitely amongst one of the pioneers.

I don’t know if you can tell, but I am not much of a face wash person. I tend to buy a simple product rather than something fancy. This was impulsively bought – I had no time to do a background search, or to look up as to what the products do.

Product Description
The product comes in a 150-ml bottle. It’s specifically made for Dry to Sensitive Skin. It has a creamy texture to it.

Main Ingredients

Main products are Almond Oil and Hydra IQ, made for moisturising and calming the skin.
Main Ingredients
Creamy Texture
My Impression
As I said, I had to buy quickly and couldn’t really research about it. My first thought was, that Almond Oil is moisturising so this product will be a great treat for my dry skin. But, the results were totally opposite!
Honestly, the first time I used the product, I felt like I was washing my face with the Nivea cream! The texture is so smooth and creamy, it doesn’t feels anything like a face wash! My skin is dry, but even for me this was really oily. It’s great for moisturising, but for cleaning? not at all. My face wasn’t clean at all, even though I used it in winters when my skin is the driest. My skin felt unclean, oily and I had a bit of acne too. Such a no for me! I loovee Nivea products, but this was the first time I had a bad experience with it.
So, You’ll like the product IF:
You’re skin is super super suuuuppperr dry
You’re not allergic to almonds
You have a sensitive skin
You won’t like it IF:
You have an Oily skin
Allergic to almonds
Really want a good cleanser
Price can be an issue
Not easily available
Price and Availability
This 150-mL bottle cost me around PKR 500+ (Prices may vary). Not sure if it is available in Pakistan, as I bought it from abroad.
Would I recommend it?
Definitely not buying it EVER, and not recommending it.


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How to – Simplify your Make up Routine for Summers

The sun is shining with it’s full glory. I love summers, but the humidity-not so much. Summer is so anti-make up! So today, I am going to be sharing some tips and tricks on how to look fab even in this climate!

For summers: less is more. Although you can wear whatever you want (no rules in make up), the basic thing to remember is to keep it lightweight. Use waterproof but lightweight formulas. The key is to let your skin breathe and not choke your pores!      Let’s break it down, step by step:

1. Prep your skin

  • Make sure to start with a fresh, clean skin. I always use a cleanser to wash my skin. Let it dry naturally.
  • If you have oily skin, make sure to use a toner. This is going to make your skin oil-free. I have a combination skin, which becomes oily in summers, so I personally prefer using rose water as a toner.
2. Foundation/Base
  • Aforementioned, it’s better to stick to light-weight products. A foundation can be heavy on your skin, and can be very much visible in natural lighting. So I always prefer using a BB cream.
  • Sun screen is a MUST. Combine it with your base/BB cream
  • I always use 1 part Sun Screen and 1 part liquid foundation or mostly BB cream. Mix it in my palm and apply on skin as usual! It works perfectly for summers
  • If you have an extremely oily skin, you can skin the foundation totally, and go only for a BB cream
  • As always, slightly dust with some translucent powder or a compact. Use a blush brush to dust over, specially on your oily areas
3. Eye Makeup
  • Do use a primer. It really helps the eye liner stay put throughout the day.
  • Avoid wearing any dark eye shades or eye liners
  • Go for colourful eye liners. They can really brighten up and open your eyes.
  • Use waterproof mascara (As it’s sweat proof too)
  • Remember to go easy on the make up. A coloured eye liner, or a simple black eye liner is more than enough for the day.
  • For eyebrows, I prefer using a pencil with small, soft strokes
4. Face
  • Conceal only if required.
  • Use a cream blush. A cream formula is very long lasting. However, if you feel it is heavy on your skin, a powder works fine
  • Avoid any contouring. Seriously, it’s summer! You don’t need a bronzer to look tan lol
  • I don’t really recommend highlighting heavily, as your face can look sweaty, but if you do want to highlight your cheekbones, a powder formula is a good option
5. Lips
  • For lips, avoid heavily lining your lips
  • Use a bright, fun colour. It can really give your look a nice boost
  • Matte lipsticks are preferred, but glossy isn’t so bad. In the end, it’s all about your personal preference
LASTLY, set your makeup with a good setting/finishing spray. This will really help your makeup to last long. I use a DIY-spray, and i loooove it. 😀
Hope this post helped you out! Let me know in the comments below 😀
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Much love,

Review : Garnier Pure Active Exfoliating Daily Wash

Garnier, founded in 1904, is a pioneer in hair care and skin products. I have personally used many skin & hair care products from the brand and found the former much better. Overall, one great thing about the company is that their skin care range has a variety of products suited to your needs. So today, I’ll be reviewing Pure Active Exfoliating Daily Wash.

The Product

Main ingredients
Key ingredients in this product are zinc and salicylic acid. Zinc helps to  improve wound healing,  has anti-inflammatory effects, and also protects against UV radiation. Zinc is also effective in treating acne. Similarly, Salicylic Acid also has anti-inflammatory action which is great for people with acne or acne-prone skin.

Product Description
The product comes in a 150mL bottle, and has a liquid-gel like consistency, with grainy particles. 


Description at the back


The texture

 My thoughts
Although I have a combination skin, in summer my T-zone tends to get oily. This product is great for curing that, and doesn’t makes my skin super dry. Also, I tend to have pimples here and there, and since I’ve started using it I feel like my acne has suppressed quite a lot. It has a grainy/scrubby feel to it, so I don’t like to use it as a ‘daily wash’. Twice or thrice a week works on me!

Why you’ll love it
You’ve got acne or acne-prone skin
Great for oily skin
Perfect for summer
Lasts for a long period of time
A face wash and scrub in one product
Doesn’t dries up your skin
Works for combination skin
Easily available

What’s not to like
Not so good for dry skin
Can’t be used regularly as a scrub ( too much scrubbing is not so great)

Availability and Cost:
Available throughout Pakistan. One 150 mL bottle cost me 400 PKR. Prices may vary accordingly.


Hope this helps someone out! 🙂
Much love,

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Medora Matte Lipsticks – Review and Swatches

Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great.

So, I thought I’d review some of the medora matte lipsticks I bought just recently. They’ve been around for quite a long time, but now they are again getting some hype these days, so I thought why not buy some of them and test them out!

I bought three different colours, to check out the pigmentation and how long they last. Besides ‘matte’, medora also has ‘glossy’ lipsticks.

Medora lipsticks are formulated with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. These two ingredients make them very soft to apply, and give a matte finish.

These are the three colours that I bought:

1. Glamour

A smooth, nude-ish pink colour. A pretty colour to wear on a day to day basis, or pair with a heavy eye for an overall balanced look.

2. Shocking Pink


Now this is one of my favourites. I’m a fan of pinks, and this is an amazing pink lippie. The pigmentation in this one is perfect and the matte formula also makes it more perfect. Pair with a simple winged eyeliner, or plain nude eyes!
3. Cherry Wood


A darker, brownish colour. Not the colour I normally wear. But then again, if you’re looking for a brown lipstick with a matte formula, this is a good option!
Glamour, Shocking Ping, Cherry Wood (Under normal lighting)
Under Flash


After washing and scrubbing off

 What’s to like:

  • Glides on very smoothly
  • Soft formula
  • Very pigmented
  • Matte
  • Stays on for a good period of time
  • Doesn’t comes off that easily
  • Super super cheap
  • Easily available throughout Pakistan

What’s not to like:

  • Some people might not like the strong scent

Available throughout Pakistan only for PKR 110.

Would I recommend?
If you’re looking for a matte lipstick, with a smooth formula and something that’s affordable and easily available then YES this one’s for you!


Hope this was helpful! Let me know what other pretty shades to try out and I shall. 😀

Much Love.

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