Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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 😉

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 https://www.makeuppal.com/


Monday, 18 September 2017

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 🃏. 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 😉) 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

💃 Results:
my face looked fairer than my neck 😅 ( The brightening effect of this mask is very noticeable ) and the effect last through out the day 🙌  minus skin irritation and breakouts

 5/5 💎💎💎💎💎
 This  in box of 5 sheetmask. These make are a steal for the 💵 


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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 joint.com 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

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 👀)

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 👀)

Quantity: 50 ml
Price : 21$

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

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

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.😅

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  😏)

Thursday, 31 August 2017

One of the disappointing masks i have tried out in a while are these Secret A skin guardian sheet masks . Everything about these masks other than ampoule is disappointing

I started out with the Vita whitening 3 step total face mask .

Step 1: is an O2 bubble cleanser now as the name suggests it a bubble cleanser I hoped that this would lather up nicely with lot of bubbles but unfortunately it didn't. No lather no bubbles . I did clean my face and remove sebum but the bubble part was missing one of the things i noticed was that this didn't had any scent at all which is quite new for Korean skincare.

Step 2 : Ampoule. This was Like water so so light and just absorbs into the skin within seconds . I would definitely buy the full size version of this ampoule . The product in the foil was good enough to be used twice

Step 3: Sheet mask.
This was generously soaked in serum so when I took it out there was some serum left in the packet.I placed the mask on my face and tried to wait for the serum to work its magic but then I noticed that the serum felt heavy and very suffocating on my skin. I began to feel a little itchy on the sides of my face and it felt sp uncomfortable that I had to remove the mask after 15 minutes. My skin didn't look bright or white. It just looked irritated
I washes my face twice with cold water to calm it down

Wrinkle 3 step total facial mask

i gave this one to my mom to try since this is targeted for mature skin. She had the same review on the cleanser and the lack of bubbles. She liked the ampoule though . For her the amount was enough to apply on her face and her neck. The sheet mask thankful didn't gave her any bad reaction.  She applied it to het face for 15 minutes (precautionary measure) . She said it made her skin hydrated but no brightening was noticed

Aqua 3 step total face mask

you should know by now that none of the 4 variants masks have a cleanser that bubbles up . This mask was tried out by my sister who didn't liked the ampoule much. Said it left a tacky feel to her face and was disappointed by lack of brightening this mask provided. It did hydrate her skin and made it soft but she was looking for the brightening effect

Collagen 3 step total face mask

sheet mask on this one was tried my me .
Even though I got an itchy face by trying it earlier i decided to be brave and give this mask another chance. Thankfully this mask didn't irritated my skin. I left it on my face for 15 minutes. The left over serum felt tacky and wouldn't absorb into the skin so i washed my face to remove the sticky residue

All in one I think these masks are a miss for me.

Thankyou skin18 for sending me these masks to try

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sometime ago i was sent a box full of skincare products by Team  our happy box To try. they are the authorized sellers of  Ryor a Czech republic skincare brand. As there are a lot of products to review I have decided to split the post into two parts so that I can give a thorough review of each and every product that was sent to me.

Ryor lavender soothing serum for enlarged pores

Quantity : 50ml

This comes in a vacuum pump container which is very hygienic. Since I have large pores (size of craters to be exact) I was very excited to try out this product with hopes if my pores could look better after using this product.
This product has a very water like consistency its thin,light weight and runny so once applied onto the skin it absorbs fast. I have been wearing this for two weeks straight and so far my pores have not reduced dramatically but they sort of look less noticeable. This serum is a good moisturizer for oily skin. It has a faint lavender scent which disappears on application

I have been using this under my foundation for some time now and I am happy with the hydration it provides . Its great all year round moisturizer specially for monsoon seasons when there is too much moisture in the air and it feels suffocating to apply creams, lotions onto the face
So far no skin reaction or breakout.
You can purchase this here

Ryor Duo active cream spf 15 targeted skin

The packaging is same as the Ryor serum but the cream has a very sweet scent which is so soothing. This cream has spf 15 so its suitable to wear when you are indoors ot if you want to layer it on top of a sunscreen. The texture is rich but not too thick. This absorbs into the skin leaving the skin smooth. I didn't notice any white cast this cream is suitable for dry to combination skin. I did wore this on my face for two days but I have realized that this can be a little too heavy for oily skin gals. I think my skin is going to live this more in winter season when my skin is dry and patchy. So you know spf prevent pre mature aging, wrinkles and spots.
You can purchase this cream here

Ryor Eye gel

Quantity:30 ml

For an eye gel this product has generous amount of gel in it. This contains aloe and green tea extracts great ingredients for soothing and healing skin.
This eyegel comes in a squeezable tube. This product inside is a slightly yellow water based gel which has no scent . It reminds me so much of aloe gel. This gels spreads quite easily onto the skin and absorbs real quick to. Even though its an eyegel I feels line this can be used all over the face. (That's what I did) it calms down redness and helps to heal scars.
This is a versatile multi purpose product
You can purchase this eyegel here

Thankyou team our happy box for sending me so many products to try

Part two will be uploaded soon

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Skinfactory is korean brand which makes interesting skincare products . There PR team was kind enough to send me a few products to try recently. today I will be reviewing Some of the products from my pr package


Quantity: 15 ml
You must have heard of mood lip glosses. The one which change color on application. Well this is lip product is something like that its clear and transparent and on application it slowly turns pink and eventually a bright fuchsia colour.This is fool proof all in one lip product which  acts a lip condition, lip gloss and lipstick. The packaging is just like a regular lip gloss so it makes the application easier. Pretty good if you are a  beginner and just starting with makeup . What I love about this product is that it has a sweet raspberry candy scent. It imparts color and moisture to the lips. Even when the glossy effect vanishes after a few hours (2 hrs to be more precise) there is a beautiful pink tint left behind on the lips
Skin factory morning recipe mask

Masks which come with exfoliating pads and multiple steps are my favourite because they just simplify the while skincare routine and are very handy to carry around. When you are on a move. This skin factory morning recipe mask is amazing. It has 3.steps to follow

Step 1:  I  massaged my face for 1 min with the light pink cleanser which smells amazing btw. There is adequate amount of product. (enough to be used twice at least for my face)

Step 2: I moved onto the cleansing pad. One side is smooth while other is rough and dotted for exfoliation I usually exfoliate my face at night so this was entirely new for me and I totally enjoyed this. Made my makeup application so smooth afterwards.the fibers of the pad are gentle but firm so they provide thorough exfoliation. You can just slip your fingers in the mitts and rub your face gently in Circular motion.
Remove so much dead skin that I was embarrassed to realized how badly my skin needed exfoliation

 step 3 : Finally onto the moisturizing part. The sherbet ice cream, I was a bit sceptic about wearing this as my skin breaks out quite easily but luckily no reaction or pimples so far . Its cooling and powder blue in color. It spreads easily and absorbs fast.

 I totally love the concept of this 3 step morning recipe mask.  I think this is perfect for travelling , camping . Would totally repurchase

 Skin factory night routine

This is just like the Skin factory morning recipe mask the only difference being that this make has only two steps rather than three
Step 1: The exfoliating pad is just similar to the morning recipe mask. I really enjoyed the smooth and calming skin massage / exfoliation I got after using this.
Step 2: The ampoule was nice. It sank in quite easily and made my skin feels soft . No greasy oil after feel

That's all I will review the rest of the Things very soon . Thank you for stopping by my blog

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

I love cushion foundations.the finish they provide is way more better than a regular foundation . So when I saw this cute pocket cushion concealer on the alive lab website I wanted to try this out

Packaging: This vial glass is fragile one must be very careful as a single fall is going to be fatal. The silver cap is very secure and prevents the product from leaking out . Unlike what the name suggests this does not have a cushion applicator in fact there is metallic roller ball applicator which distributes the concealer. This concealer is small and perfect to carry around but do mind the glass packaging


About the product

What the brand has to say about this product:
It adheres to the skin through the ball, and produces natural skin by blending with base makeup cosmetics.
 It is easy to cover the lines of your lips quickly and refresh your makeup.

My thoughts:
Firstly shake the vial before uses that way the concealer comes out homogenised.
This concealer is a pink toned  which has a very runny moisturizing texture. It blends so easily onto the skin and gives  sheer to slightly medium coverage. From what I have deduced this is designed to conceal lips for the gradient lip effect or for touch ups on the go. On its own when applied to bare skin this evens out skin tone.  This is definitely a good option to refresh makeup during the day. The cute little vial is very handy and easy to use. This just blurs out the scars and blemishes Slightly  so you do need a full coverage concealer to hide blemishes and scars

For my fair skin the color is a perfect match
I applied this on my lips for the gradient effect and loved how it slightly masked my natural lip color without settling into the fines lines. It didn't dry out my lips and made the lipstick application streak free
I really like the concept of this product and am so happy with the results

The product is provided by the brand for review purpose all the opinion stated is my own

Friday, 18 August 2017

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

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