Showing posts with label haul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label haul. Show all posts

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, 9 June 2017

Nature republic aloe cleansing gel cream

Hello
My skin has thankful gone back to normal and luckily the scars have reduced considerably. So I am now back to. Using cleansers which reduce oil production. One of the products which is still a part of my skincare routine is this gel cleanser by nature republic. If you look through my cabinet you might be very amused to see the number of cleansers/makeup removers I currently own Its insane .I think I don't have to buy another cleanser for next two years now 😊




Back to the review, I purchased this cleanser from the skinmaskaurade exhibition. I feel like kicking myself now for not purchasing more things from the exhibition( major regrets) this cleanser comes in a mint green squeezable tube which holds about 150ml of product inside. The nozzle was sealed when I purchased this. This has a green cap which does not close properly.( I think I got one with faulty lid)


Now onto the real deal which is inside the tube. Nature republic markets this product as a makeup remover which hydrates and moisturizes skin. When I removed the seal I was met with a very pleasant fresh scent of the cleanser. On squeezing the tube gel came out . The gel is clear and has a watery feel to it. It doesn't lather up at all and has a bitter taste to it. After using this the scent remained on my face for sometime.
 Now Nature republic recommends to massage this gel  onto the face to remove makeup and impurities and then wipe it off with a tissue and then follow it with a foam cleanser. I improvised on the instructions a bit and after massaging this on my face I removed it with water. Here's what I noticed this didn't completely remove my makeup. The base makeup was definitely gone but traces of eyeliner, mascara and liquid lipstick were still there for reference I use non water proof mascara.


Since makeup removing properties are not on par with my Garnier and Bioderma Micellar water I have decided to use this as a regular face wash and I am very pleased to tell you guys that this has helped my skin so much. It removes the oil from my face so well moreover my sebaceous glands have started behaving themselves. This does hydrate and moisture the skin unlike many of face washes I have tried in the past this does not leaves my skin overly dry and flaky.



As a makeup cleanser this product has some deficiencies but as a face wash / face cleanser I think this is a good product
This retails for 6$ on nature republic's official website and can be purchased in Pakistan for about 900 Pkr.
Have you tried anything by nature republic? Would you recommend any product by this brand to me??

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Haul post

salam


I have been a smart shopper lately so every time I go out I think twice when purchasing something. And I am happy to report that for the past couple of months I haven't bought any makeup/skincare item on a whim.


Since I am a contact lens user I switched from optiplus contact lens cleaner to Renu contact lens cleaning solution lets see how this works for both my eyes and contact lens
After trying out the bioderma sensibio h2o micellar water I have been quite curious about the performance of garnier micellar water so I bought a small bottle of it to test out. I will post a detailed review on it soon also I might do a comparison post on the two.
Moving on I bought another cleanser from the skin maskeurade exhibition. First impressions: This smells so good . I also got some samples so lets see if I like them or not


I also purchased Maybelline baby lips lip balm a staple for every purse. And since summer is here I picked out a fun green colored nail enamel . And a pen eyeliner. Some nail enamel removing pads and the color changing lip oil. Rhinestone Bobby pins and a garnier sample size face wash that I got with a purchase of a hair dye .
That's all guys. Are you a smart shopper or do you purchase things on a whim. Do let me know in comments section down below
Virtual hugs
Farya

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The skin maskeurade exhibition


Hello




Its so hard to find original Korean/Japanese makeup and skin care in Pakistan. And even if you luckily do locate an online store the prices are exorbitant. Recently an online store called "The SkinMaskeurade" held an exhibition at Chaye Khana Islamabad to introduce the Korean and Japanese skincare to the masses.


When I arrived at Chaye Khana I was directed to a the exhibition room where I was greeted warmly by the organizers and the people working behind the online store. The place was decorated with a lots of flowers and fairy lights. All the skincare products where sorted out on the bases of skin types which made it super easy to locate the products. There weren't many makeup products to choose from but skincare section was well stocked. All the cult favourite and popular brands and products were there. The prices in my opinion were a bit high but then I think this can be justified if you add the custom duty, shipping cost and the profit.




  The owner Ms Faiza and her team were well prepared and had knowledge about all the products showcased at the exhibition. They guided everyone on choosing products. After looking around and taking a lot of pictures. I picked out an aloe cleanser by nature republic. Two free samples were added to my purchase
I had a lot of fun at the exhibition. Besides I got an idea about the products bottle size so that next time when I place an order I wont be disappointed.






I am so glad that Korean makeup and  skincare products have finally made it to the pakistani shores
Best of luck team "The SkinMaskeurade

Thursday, 2 March 2017

February Haul post 2017


i have been feeling depressed lately and what i have observed is that i try to reduce the stress by retail therapy. so a recent trip to super market resulted in purchasing a lot of products but i am happy that i still managed too keep my head and bought useful products that i will be using this year



i purchased the Maybelline super white fresh powder as i am tired of seeing my old pink Maybelline compact so for a change this looked like it would be easy to carry in my college purse for touch ups 

originally planned to buy the Freeman black charcoal and sugar mask but the sale girl convinced me try out this instead so glad i listed to her

also for my oily skin this fresh smelling vaseline lotion seemed like a wise choice so it ended up in my shopping cart





i have been having an few pimples popping up so i went back to my trusty acne medicated soap bar. and i found a very cute rose shaped candle on a book store so it was impossible to resist this cutie,
the deodorant and vibrant blue nail enamel were totally bought on  a whim





thats all for the month of February will i be able to control my shopping habits next month ?

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Haul post: 1st haul of year 2017


hi
despite the fact that i made a resolution to spend less money on cosmetics and other stuff i caved in to temptation and ended up buying a lot of stuff this month ,

so here it is the the very first haul of year 2017


i purchased  this amazing mascara by essence for 450 Pkr and the very hyped up la girl hd pro concealer in porcelain  for Pkr 550 so far so good i will be testing these products out for  a week to write down a final verdict on their performance

i bought another clazona matte lipgloss this time in the shade 514, its  a beautiful cool red looks absolutely gorgeous, i know i don't wear red lipstik but i intend to create a gradient lipcolor with this matte lipgloss. the shopkeeper charged me 250 Pkr for this matte lipgloss this time

the highlight of this post is definitely this beautiful choker i purchased from a stall. i really like the contrast of red and green beads paired with the sparkling rhinestone and gold details, now i have to wait for a event to wear it to , lol
despite the fact that i made a resolution to spend less money on cosmetics and other stuff i caved in to temptation and ended up buying a lot of stuff this month ,

so here it is the the very first haul of year 2017

i purchased  this amazing mascara by essence the very hyped up la girl hd pro conceale rin porcelain so far so good i will be testing these products out for  a week to write down a final verdict on their performance


i bought another clazona matte lipgloss this time in the shade 514, its  a beautiful cool red looks absolutely gorgeous, i know i don't wear red lipstick but i intend to create a gradient lipcolor with this matte lipgloss



the highlight of this post is definitely this beautiful choker i purchased from a stall. i really like the contrast of red and green beads paired with the sparkling rhinestone and gold details, now i have to wait for a event to wear it to , lol i paid Pkr 900 for this beauty


i bought this wispies type eyelashes from artimatic for Pkr 80 and they do look fluttery and feminine

also i purchased this garnier eye makeup remover and  round cotton makeup removing pads. i actually sent my brother to buy me the clear big bottle of garnier mi-cellar water but he accidentally bought this one for Pkr 300 and the makeup removing cotton pads for Pkr 100






did you guys bought any makeup/ beauty or fashion item so far ? let me know in the comment section below

virtual hugs

bye


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Haul post for october

Hello girls. I am sharing my monthly buys for the month of October



the first most exciting thing I will be sharing are these two beauties I purchased from beauty joint. My first ever korean makeup products yaay

I have been desperately trying to find authentic korean makeup products and imagine my delight when a facebook page by the name of lush groom bargains agreed to order Korean makeup products for me



I ordered this dear darling tint by etude house and coton bb cream by holika holika. Look at the packaging its so cute 😊

Next i purchased rose  water by Saeed ghani which I plan to use as a makeup setting spray.



 I been using fa deodorant for past three years so decided to try out this lady speed stick deodorant for change.I also purchased a pair of makeup sponge because my old sponge got a little mouldy

I know its kind of silly but I just wanted to share a pic of this minions bed sheet I found, its cute right



Earlier this month I purchased this spoon makeup brush and a dupe for real techniques stippling brush



thats all the stuff i purchased in october

which one would you like to see reviewed first?


Friday, 15 July 2016

Haul post







hello I am back with another haul post, this time I will showing  both beauty and some stationary stuff i purchased 

I bought another bottle of timotei shampoo because this shampoo is so gentle on the hair and it smells amazing 

I also purchased tiny travel size soda white toothpaste, hope it turns my yellow teeth a tiniest bit white

I have heard a lot of great thinks about the Revlon colorsilk hair dye line so I decided to purchase one in the shade deep burgundy. This one was approximately 320 rs



And I have finally managed to finish my freeman dead sea mineral mask (takes a sigh of relief), been trying to finish one tube for two years . I really liked using the dead sea mineral mask but was so tired of using the same mask over and over again so  I decide to purchase the avocado and oatmeal one . I hope its as good as the dead sea mineral one

i found these cute eyebrow razors to shape my brows 

I also purchase a small fan brush,again I don’t own a highlighter yet so this was purchased on a whim


Guilty confession I know this is very childish of me to share food in this post but i felt like sharing my go to unhealthy food when I am binge watching Korean dramas


Choco pops, plum chutney and knorr noodles ( Korean dramas did this to me ever since I have started watching Korean soaps. I love eating noodles or ramen as they call it when watching Korean soaps

Now on to the stationary and some random stuff


I know I am too old to buy cute pens and those fancy erasers but  a recent trip to the mall with my friend changed it all.i told my self repeatedly that I was past the age where I bought dog shaped erasers and Barbie pencil case but  3o minutes later I was walking out of the store with a big hero 6 pen , an ostrich shaped pencil ,a watch shaped eraser,  and these tiny cute stickers


I also purchased this pouch for storing my makeup and found this very cute and colorful  hairbrush,
Also so you guys know that clazona has such a vast variety of nail paints its just mind boggling
I bought this dream nude shade which I always wanted


That’s all for my haul post !!

Would you like to see a review on any of the products??







Sunday, 19 June 2016

Life Update post 04: makeup organization haul shopping …….







Hello.

I am so excited about the holy month of Ramadan, love all the parts of the holy month ranging from sehri to aftar and long taraweeh nights ,  and then finally shopping for Eid



I hauled a few items , tried out the timotei shampoo on a recommendation of a beauty blogger . I will admit it. This shampoo smells amazing and leaves my hair soft and shiny too





Nivea is a household name so I clearly don’t need to elaborate more about the cream except for the fact that I found a mini size jar and thought it would be very handy to throw it my college bag 



I also purchased another product from the brand oriflame and this time it’s a skin lotion I will be posting a review on this lotion soon 

Can’t get enough of Mua intense kisses lipgloss so just went ahead and ordered my third shade from the range this one is called kiss and makeup

I am running low on my current foundation so bought essence foundation in advance( review already lined up to be posted }. Purchased dip eyeliner on a whim because everyone was raving about it, so far so good





I went shopping with my friends a few days back and came across a lot of local brands who have wide range of makeup products in every color

Picked out some random nail colors




Purchased these Christine eyeliner/lipliners for RS 60 /- each , man they are so soft and pigmented



I don’t have much interest in cooking or baking but these kitchen related stuff looked so cute that I had to take a picture

That’s all for  today’s post




Monday, 2 May 2016

life update post no #3


hello

i am back with another life update post, i love doing these kind of posts, give me a chance to write about something other than makeup reviews

i have been trying my best to keep up with my new year resolutions this year. and one of the resolution was to curb my makeup buying habit, so far i have only bought a mascara but who knows i might go into an online shopping frenzy again

i did placed an order at daraz.pk but this time instead of shopping for makeup and well clothes i bought my self headphones a cute badminton racket mp3 player and a micro SD card to go with it




also i am very happy to announce that i have finally hit pan on my maybelline compact powder after a use of 2 years .i also managed to finish a lipgloss which is a big achievement since  i hate liglosses this one is by makeup revolution and its a pretty cute nude pink color. you can read review here
i have also used half of my makeup revolution lipstick in atomic red, essence sheer and shine lipstick in bff and MUA power pout in rendezvous




i also did a mini haul and purchased these M.A.C rip off brushes from a local cosmetic store
so far they haven't shed and are very soft . funny part i dont have a highlighter to use with my fan brush so next makeup product in my wishlist is definitely a highlighter . any suggestions girls???
i also purchased a midi ring and a flower shaped studs and a beauty blender dupe for 200 rs, super cheap right !!

i got rivaj pore strip on a whim lets see how it performs


here is attempt at making paratha :(
and fried egg for breakfast though i might as well share that with you guys



that's all for now , until next post update
bye

love




Saturday, 26 December 2015

Life update ( post # 2): project pan and haul





So here is my update on project pan I have been participating 


i joined i in early October and have been using these products continuously for three months  here is link if you want to read the previous life update post




 

As you can see I did pretty good job hitting pan on the eyeshadow palette and blush but I will admit that my whole makeup routine become pretty dull using the same palette for a solid three months.

 The lip-balm was fun to use so chances are that I might make another homemade lip-balm soon 

 

 



Though I used the glossy lip-balm by essence quite often sadly I didn’t made any appreciable progress with it 

 

Concealer by makeup revolution was one product which I used up pretty fast but I wont be purchasing it

As for the iconic pro lipstick by makeup revolution, I just couldn’t finish it up because I like the color a lot so I decided to remain in my makeup stash for another year (I purchased it this year)



It was impossible to use freeman dead see mineral mask twice a week as it leaved my skin over dried in winter so there is still some left in the tube
Will I go for another project pan?? No , For now I will shuffle makeup products in my makeup routine because I am really fed up using the same thing over and over again 


mini haul post :

 
I bought two lipsticks from beautybar.pk their service was quite fast I received my parcel in four days 

Both of the lipsticks are from essence one from the matte lipgloss range and the other from the sheer and shine range , I will be posting a review about these soon

That’s all for now 

Bye