Blackheads Removal – DIY !

Hello Everyone. Hope all of you are doing good 🙂

Today, I’m gonna be sharing a DIY, i.e. to remove those bad stubborn blackheads that sit on our face without our will.

Now blackheads, if not treated immediately, will become an ugly part of your face and then, won’t go easily. So, here’s my tried-and-tested DIY for you!

This DIY is super easy because it requires only 2 ingredients (Yes, only 2!) that are already there in your fridge.

What you need to do is separate an egg-white from its yolk and beat until it becomes fluffy. Now, add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon in it and mix again, well.

Here’s what the mixture should look like;

Egg-white and 1tbsp lemon.
Egg-white and 1tbsp lemon.

Next, take a clean cotton ball and dip it in the mixture for a few seconds so that the mixture is properly absorbed in the cotton ball. Now, dab the cotton on your nose (and other affected area like cheeks) and let the mixture dry. It normally take 10-15 minutes.

Once the mixture is dry, wash it with tap water and see the difference for yourself.

Let me give you a little evidence too 😉

Before and After *
Before and After *

Make sure that you apply the mixture on dry bare face so that the results are maximised.

Do not forget to try and tell – I’d love to hear from you guys!

Until next time,

Take Care.

Xoxo 🙂

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My Holy Grail MakeUp Setting Powder

Hello Everybody, Its been long since I updated my blog and Yes, apologies for that 🙂

So, for today, I’ve my favorite makeup setting powder stories to share with you I.e. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder !

This product is around for more than a year and a half, but I started using it about a year ago.

Here’s what it looks like;

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - 003- Peach Glow
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – 003- Peach Glow

The packaging is, to be honest, very cheap and THERE’S NO MIRROR !! But, I overlooked it because Obviously! 😉

It comes in 8 different shades (not all the shades are available in every country), have a look;

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From Left to right; Transparent, Peach Glow, Sandstorm, Silky Beige, Creamy Natural, Buff Beige, Nude Beige, Creamy Beige. (Names could be different in different countries) *

Now, on to the actual product. The formula is something I Love because it claims to control shine (oil) and it does (for around 5 hours, on me) plus it will minimise the pore appearance if yours’ aren’t dramatic. The texture isn’t powdery or chalky at all – feels almost like a cream and hence, gives a smooth look and is very light weight on the skin.

The application is flawless, it blends well and is not cakey whatsoever. Although it doesn’t give you any extra coverage but I find it a Little bit brightening – I mean it’s not flat transparent.

As for its lasting power, it lasts for around 5 hours and then my T-zone starts to get oily, for which, I can put another layer and it won’t crease.

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One thing I noticed about it is that it doesn’t work very good with brushes, you need a sponge to properly mattify/powder your face.

Price wise, it is £3.99 / AED 29 / Rs 800 !

Overall, this is the product one must try, I’d give it 4/5 !

What’s your all time favorite makeup setting powder? Tell me in the comments down below and Thank you so much for having a look, hope to see you soon.

Till then, take care.

∗ the image is taken from the internet.

Color Studio Nail Polish – HAUTE – Product Review

Hello Everybody, I’m back with the promised review on Color Studio’s nail polish line named HAUTE.

The HAUTE line isn’t new but they recently came out with some new colors under Bubble Gum collection which, to be honest, I haven’t tried by now (cause Color Studio isn’t available in UAE, how sad is that !?). BUT, I’ve been using the same Haute line since long. And after a couple of uses I can say that the product falls perfectly fit on its name – Haute! 🙂

The product comes in a thick glass bottle which is pretty common for the nail polishes. Here’s how it looks like;

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This line has a huge (yes, HUGE) color range from light to dark to glittery shades. And these are pretty opaque (see swatches below) so you don’t have to keep layering it to get the pigmentation.

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The formula isn’t thick so it takes hardly a minute or two to dry on your nails plus it’s creamy enough to give you a shiny finish that you practically don’t need any top coat.

On me, without any base or top coat, these nail polishes do not wear off for around 4-5 days – that means the lasting power is pretty good.

Now coming to the price, each nail color costs Rs 250 (£ 4.50) which is, for me, neither cheap nor costly considering the amount of product you get.

Keeping the quality in mind, I’m extremely excited for the new collection Color Studio is coming out with i.e. Bubble Gum.

Overall, I’d give this product some 4/5 !

Let me know what do you think of this product and I’ll see you next time!

Take Care, till then.

Color Studio Professional Pure Matt Lipsticks – Product Review

Hello Everybody! I hope each one of you is doing good.

Today, I’m back with another product review, this time on Color Studio Pure Matt Lipsticks.

Let’s start with the first thing you’d notice – it’s packaging. The product is packed in a beautiful black plastic case with golden detailing, which I find very classy. Color Studio did a pretty good job with the packaging. Here’s how it looks like;

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Now, on to the actual product – the lipstick.

As the name tells, these lipsticks are a matte formula. Although it is matte but the lipsticks are not at all drying or patchy. They actually feel creamy and lightweight on lips.

Ask me about the pigmentation and I’ll be more than happy to tell you that the color payoff is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G !  (see the swatches below). Additionally, the color comes off exactly the way it looks in the tube.

Pure Matt - swatches! LA ROUGE (left) & VENOM (right)
Pure Matt – swatches!
LA ROUGE (left) & VENOM (right)

Another thing I’d mention is its lasting power. The lipstick will literally last you all day (at least on me it does) which is the best part. You won’t have to keep reapplying the product to keep the color bold.

Last (but certainly NOT the least) is the price – which I know is the deciding factor 😉 ! So, I’m glad to tell you that each lipstick costs Rs 750 only (£ 8.50) which isn’t bad keeping in mind that there’s almost nothing bad about this lipstick.

I’d give this product a happy 5/5 as I haven’t noticed any drawback whatsoever, which, by the way makes it a recommended product 😉 !

Have you used these Pure Matt lipsticks? What do you think of them? I’d love to know!

And coming up is the review on their Color Studio Nail Polish line named Haute so stay tuned for that too.

Till then, Take Care !

Garnier Skin Naturals BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector – Product Review!

Hello Everybody, Hope all of you are doing good.

As we all know the number of foundations/ BB / CC creams available in market are unlimited but only few of them does a real good job and Luckily I’ve got you something that works great. Yes, The Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector !

Here’s what a miracle in a tube looks like 😉

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector.
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector.

To be honest, this product is so well-known and probably doesn’t need my review but I find it so good that I wanted to write a few words for it.

This product claims to perfect skin tone and Yes, It Does ! If you’re a consistent user you’ll notice a significant difference in your skin tone and dark spots, at least I did.

It works well with both sheer and heavy application. For heavy coverage, a damp beauty blender is a great choice (or may be a flat-top foundation brush) whereas for light coverage I like to apply it with my fingertips and it works just as great.

It also has SPF 20 which, for some people, isn’t enough but I, personally, like the foundations / BB creams with no or low SPF or else it shines back in the photographs.

Another good thing I like about this BB Cream is its consistency. It is neither runny nor very thick which is good as this way it’s easy-to-apply.

The only drawback of this product is that it isn’t available in a wide color range (available in Light & Medium only), even though I’ve my good match (yay !!) but people with deep or very fair skin tones won’t be able to find their exact matches.

On me this product go shine-free for around 3-5 hours and then you might need a powder touch up (or oil blotting sheets) depending on how oily your skin is.

Overall, I’d rate this product a good 3.9 stars out of 5  🙂 !

What’s your opinion on this miracle-in-a-tube? let me know in the comments section down below and I’ll see you next time!

Xo !

Waking Up Groggy ? Here’s The Reason Why !

Hello Pretty Readers;

As we know, more than half of us wake up groggy every morning and couldn’t figure out why! This is because of the poor sleep quality. It doesn’t matter how long you sleep for; if it was a low-quality sleep, you’ll wake up tired.

There are many reasons affecting your sleep quality resulting you to wake up tired and unfresh. Here are a few of them.

Excessive Scrolling: Yes, by that I’m referring to our addiction towards Internet and Television. Most of us use phone or watch TV for late hours at night which is a huge disaster.

The blue rays emitting from your Television/laptop/Smartphone screens can make it hard for you to fall asleep. Reason: Blue light suppresses the production of a hormone (Melatonin) secreted at sunset that tells the brain to sleep because it’s night-time.

Irregular Bedtime: Always try to follow a proper schedule – not only for sleeping but for whatever you do. Most of the tiredness happens because we’re bad at sticking to regular bedtime. Having said that, it’s best to go bed early as you must have heard “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

Get Going During The Day: Obviously, because if you stay lazy or inactive during the daytime, you won’t be tired enough by the night-time to sleep well. Do jogging and exercising at least 4-5 times a week so that your body demands rest making you sleep properly.

Cut Down Caffeine: Specially few hours before going to bed because caffeine keeps our mind awake resulting in a poor sleep quality. Hence, we wake up tired.

Look What You Eat: Because eating spicy, oily or a lot of junk food (even eating a lot in general) can cause digestive problems which hinders our sleep. Also, being Muslims our religion tells us to eat light dinners 🙂

Eating Schedule: Eating right before bedtime or having a short gap between dinner and zZz-time can cause discomfort during sleep resulting in tiredness even after 8 hours of rest.

Sleeping Too Much: You read that right! If You sleep a lot during the day time – or even if you sleep for long hours at night, you’ll wake up tired and groggy.

Sleep is a phenomenon, not only sleeping sound but long enough (8 hours at night in general) is important for waking up fresh and energised in the morning. A little attention towards your lifestyle can make a huge difference on your sleep and positive energy.

How do you keep yourself fresh and energised? Let me know and I’ll see you next time 🙂

Cheers!

Vaseline – A Saviour !!

Hello Everybody !

Hope all of you are doing good.

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, so I’m back with another blog on our mutual saviour – The Vaseline.

Vaseline - The Saviour !

Vaseline is here since ages but it was not so long ago when people started to discover its fields of endeavor. So, today I’m gonna be discussing a few here.

1. Lip Balm : Vaseline is the best lip protector from chapping. A thin layer over-night will do wonders. Also, you can use a little amount under your favourite Matte Lipstick and it won’t look cracked.

2. Moisturizer : We all hate that winter-suffered skin when only lotion or skin moisturizer won’t satisfy us. So, it’s best to mix your favourite moisturizer with a bit of vaseline (depending on your skin) to achieve that baby soft skin.

3. Nail Shiner : This one is specially useful for frequent nail-polish users. You girls must know that our nail-polish removers kill our natural nail shine little by little, so to avoid dry and lifeless nails you can put a tiny amount of vaseline on your nails and massage it with a cotton ball (very gently so that you don’t remove the product but slightly rub it over your nails) to get your natural shine back.

Also, you can put vaseline around your nail-polish bottle cap before closing so that it won’t stick to its bottle giving you a hard time opening it 😉 !

4. Hair Dye : You can also avoid your forehead from staining by putting a thin layer of Vaseline before applying your hair dye.

5. Red Ear Lobes : Love wearing those heavy and stylish earrings but hate red ear lobes? Dip your earrings’ metal hoops in Vaseline and see the difference.

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Vaseline *

6. Cracked Heels : Prevent your heels from cracking by applying a thick layer on your feet over-night.

7. Mascara : Turn your favourite lengthening mascara into lengthening + volumising by coating a thin layer on your lashes before applying mascara and enjoy 2 in 1 benefits.

8. Jewellery : Are your bangles/rings a pain to remove? Coat your hands/fingers with vaseline and see them sliding off easily.

9. Eye Makeup Remover : If you’ve tried a world of eye makeup removers and none of them is gentle to your eyes then stop spending money on them. Apply a coat of vaseline and gently rub with a cotton ball, not only will it remove your makeup easily but also won’t irritate your eyes.

10. Keep Yourself Clean : Rub Vaseline on to your hands before painting your walls (or other messy work) and it’ll avoid paint from drying harshly on your skin, making it easy to wipe-off later.

These were my favourite tricks to use Vaseline. Share your favourite ones and I’ll see you next time 🙂

GoodBye !

*  the image was taken from the original vaseline website.

Garnier Skin Naturals Makeup Remover Milk – Product Review

Hello Everyone, hope all of you are doing good !

Today I’m gonna be reviewing a product that isn’t much ‘talked about’ – The Garnier Skin Naturals Makeup Remover Milk. I’ve mine in Detoxifying Grape Extract.

Garnier Skin Naturals Makeup Remover Milk
Garnier Skin Naturals Makeup Remover Milk

Although this product isn’t a new launch yet I think it deserves a few words of appreciation. At first I was quite reluctant to buy Garnier in particular because their products don’t usually suit me (I’ve sensitive skin) but thought to give it a try because this makeup remover milk claims to work for sensitive skin. AND YES, IT WORKED! This formula isn’t only super friendly on my skin but it also is very effective in removing any sort of makeup be it heavy or light.

Unlike other Garnier products, it didn’t break me out nor it leaves my skin feeling heavy.

The only thing I felt about this particular product is that it irritates my eyes leaving them slightly red for around 15-20 mins.

Overall, I’ll give this product 4 stars out of 5.

What do you think of this product? Let me know !

See you next time with something new.

cheers!

Color Studio Lash Obsession Mascara – Product Review!

Hey Everyone ! How’s y’all doing?

The product I’m gonna review today is the one I’ve been using for past 4 months i.e. Color Studio Lash Obsession Voluptuous Volume Mascara .. phew long name !

This mascara comes in a beautiful Yellow and bold pink packaging which makes it appealing already.

Color Studio Lash Obsession Mascara
Color Studio Lash Obsession Mascara

To be honest, I didn’t like this mascara much when I first started using it. BUT ! This is a nice product for daily use, when you don’t want your lashes to look fake but polished. Also, even after applying 2,3 coats, this mascara won’t clump up on your lashes and is still very light-weight. It works very well with a natural, minimal makeup look plus the amount of product you get after paying Rs. 400 (launch price) is amazing.

This product does volumize lashes but I would also like to mention the fact that even after curling my lashes, this mascara doesn’t hold the curl well. Around an hour later your lashes will return to their original shape which is a drawback. Additionally, it has a wet formula and takes a little while (around 1-2 mins) to dry so yeah, keep those lashes calm until your mascara dries 😉 !

Lash Obsession Mascara claims to stick for 16 hours which, to be honest, I haven’t tested it for that long but yes, it is smudge free and won’t ruin your eyes. Also, it takes a swipe to wash it off.

Overall, I’d give this product 3 out of 5.

And, this is all I’ve concluded from my 4 months of use.

Have you used this mascara? What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments section 🙂

Will be back soon with something new.

Till then,

Take Care !

The Most Concerned Topic Among Girls !

Hello Pretty Readers !

What do you think is the most concerned topic among us girls? Answer is: Our Skin !

So, keeping that in mind, today I’ll be sharing my most trusted skincare routine.

While taking care of our skin the most important factor we sometimes tend to ignore is the right time. The right time to deeply exfoliate and cleanse our skin so that it is most effective.

The right time to deep condition your skin is right after you bath because your pores are open & the skin is soft, hence, the easiest to treat.

TO CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT ;

When I’m done bathing I’ll wash my face by mixing my Pond’s face-wash and my scrub (to avoid excessive dryness) and let my skin dry. Once the skin is almost dry I’ll tone-up my face with my Oriflame’s toner and a clean cotton ball, giving it around 2-3 mins to sit on my skin and then wash it only with lukewarm water (so that pores remain open).

Next, I’ll take a bowl and make a DIY cleansing mixture;

Take 1.5tbsp gram flour (besan). Add 0.25tsp turmeric powder (haldi) and a few drops of lemon (depending on your skin type. I’ve oily skin and more than 3-4 drops of lemon tend to break me out). Mix them well and make a paste (add lukewarm water if needed to make paste). Apply a thick coat on your entire face leaving eye and lip area. Let the mixture sit on your face for 30-40 mins (Ssshh.. this is the time to stay quiet and let the mask dry!). Now wash it again with lukewarm water (you need to be really gentle while washing off this mask as rough handling will cause wrinkles in the long term).

Now, lastly finish off by patting 1 or 2 ice cubes to shrink the open pores.

– And don’t forget to moisturize with your favourite moisturizer ! 

If you’ve oily skin like mine, you might need to apply ice twice to thrice (with 3-4 hours of gap in between) in order to completely avoid any oiliness that may occur because of lukewarm water.

Now, grab a mirror and enjoy your rejuvenated skin 😉

The first thing people notice is your skin !
The first thing people notice is your skin !

If you still have any confusions feel free to ask me in the comments section 🙂

See you in my next post.

Till then,

Have a good day!