Pond’s White Beauty spotless fairness | Review

Pros

Instant fairness and glow
Flowery scent
Thick texture
Affordable
Easy to carry
Good for oily skin
Non greasy, non oily
Light weight

Cons

Not suitable for dry skin

Claims

Brighten up millions of your dark and damaged cells. With Pro-Vitamin B3, one of the most powerful ingredients to boost radiance, this Day Cream is clinically proven to help your dark spots fade while providing a powdery, matte finish.

My experience

I bought Pond’s white beauty spotless fairness 25g for pkr. 275 (price may vary) from green valley, mall of Lahore. It has a very nice sturdy packaging, a plastic jar and a pink coloured lid which makes it easy to use and is travel friendly as well.

The cream has a mousse like texture which feels incredibly soft. The cream is pink in colour but casts a pinkish white colour when applied giving your skin a pinkish touch which looks absolutely good and fresh. It has a nice flower fragrance. I fell in love with this product as it mattifies my oily skin and controls the oil for about 3, 4 hours even then only my t zone gets a bit oily whereas rest of my face remains oil free.
It gives an instant fairness which fades after 3, 4 hours. I sometimes use it as an alternative for my base. It quickly dries on the skin so you have to move your hands fast. It provides UV protection too.

Although it does not lightens your skin complexion it definitely brightens your skin tone and gives an instant fairness too which is more than enough in such a low price.

Will I recommend it?

Yes, I will definitely recommend it as Pond’s white beauty spotless fairness has Pro-Vitamin B3 + Multiple UV Protection which gently brightens your skin tone giving it a pinkish white radiance and a matte finish within a very affordable price.

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L’oreal Paris 6 Oil Nourish, Oil in Cream, Oil Replacement cream | Review

How to use L’oreal Oil in Cream Oil Replacement Cream

This multi-use formula cream can be used
Prewash : Leave for 30 minutes on hair and rinse off for ultimate softness.
Post Wash Styling : Apply on lengths and tips to keep your hair manageable and protected all day.
Overnight : Massage on scalp and hair and leave it overnight for intense nourishment.

Pros of L’oreal Paris Hair Expertise 6 Oil Nourish Oil in Cream Oil Replacement Cream

Travel safe.
Easy to use and gorgeous packaging.
It’s creamy consistency makes it really easy to apply.
It can be used in 3 different ways.
Makes the hair really soft, smooth and reduces tangles.
Contains 6 amazing hair oils – Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil and Camelina oil
Contains UV filters as per claim.
Affordable price.
Easily available.

Cons of L’oreal Paris Hair Expertise 6 Oil Nourish Oil in Cream Oil Replacement Cream

Contains mineral oils, alcohol and strong artificial fragrances.
Does not make my hair frizz free.
Doesn’t last long since I require quite a lot of product per usage.
So many harmful chemicals.

My review

I bought L’oreal oil replacement cream from green valley, mall of Lahore for pkr. 640 (prices may vary).
Loreal Oil Replacement Cream comes in a beautiful golden shiny tube packaging. It has a flip open lid making it rather travel friendly. It has 6 oils namely Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil and Camelina oil.

It has a quite strong fragrance and found it really unpleasant as it bothers me. The fragrance stays in my hair for some hours and then it fades away but so does the ‘MAGIC’ it does. L’oreal Oil replacement cream is white in colour and has a very creamy consistency but it appears colourless when applied. It does not feel greasy at all neither it makes your hair sticky once it dries but the frizz doesn’t go away for long.
If you apply it prewash and then post wash too, the results will be better but I would not suggest buying it as an oil replacement as it does not work like one. It helps in detangling the hair and makes them smooth.

Will I recommend it?

No, I will not recommend it even though it is a non greasy and non sticky oil replacement cream it has a lot of harmful chemicals which can do more harm than good in the long run. It does not control my frizz for more than 5-6 hours neither it makes my hair 3× shinier 😊.

Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate Highlighter | Review

Need more sparkling dazzle in your life? Well then go for this makeup revolution pro illuminate highlighter. The champagne gold pan is absolutely gorgeous but it looks even better when applied. This highlighter seriously makes you look glowy like a blinding glow and is by far my favourite highlighter.

Pros

Pocket friendly

Highly pigmented

Long staying power

Does not settle in pores

Huge pan

Feels so soft and velvety not powdery

No fall out

Not at all glittery

Cons

It has parabens

Not suitable for all skin tones

I bought this highlighter for Rs.800 (price may vary) from alfateh centaurus mall, Islamabad. It comes in a huge round slim pan. I love ♥️ the packaging and find it quite travel friendly as well.
Texture is quite smooth, soft and velvety. It feels so nice to even touch it 😍. It does not make you look powdery. It has a subtle glow not glittery at all which gives your face a nice sheen.

It has a nice champagne gold colour which looks great and has a transparent flip top lid. It is super pigmented but does not highlight your pores, which is a big thumbs up from me. It is buildable so you can use it to give you a more natural soft glow or that blinding glow too.

Neither its chalky and nor it’s powdery so it does not fall out. It is quite blendable as it has smooth buttery texture. Sometimes you just want to touch highlighter to feel its buttery smoothness. Lol.

It has a great long staying power. It stays on my face for about 5-6 hours without fading. It is so smooth and looks so nice that I swipe a little over my blush too for a nice glow.

Will I recommend makeup revolution Pro illuminate highlighter?

Yes, I will definitely recommend makeup revolution pro illuminate highlighter as it subtle yet completely stunning and will last throughout your life.

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DMGM studio look mega volume mascara | Review

If you want to buy a mascara, apply it on one of your eyes and then notice the difference . If it changes the look of your face then you should give it a try.

I bought this DMGM studio look mega volume mascara for PKR 1395 (price may vary) from green valley, mall of Lahore. It is quite affordable. It comes in a nice a black and golden packaging. The tube is long, quite thick and sturdy. I liked the packaging as it is easy to hold and use.

A lengthening, paraben free and affordable mascara that instantly adds volume to lashes (without clumps) to give you a very beautiful wide-eyed effect. It is long lasting and smudge proof but not water proof. It is opthalmologically tested too.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this mascara does wonders for not only my lashes but also my entire face. It totally changes the appearance of my face.

The bristles were soft and bushy evenly coating each and every lash with pitch black pigment giving a very intense look. My lashes tripled in volume and length. The formula was thick but didn’t clump and harden, separately lengthening the lashes making my eyes look bigger. Although it did flake after some time but the quantity was very small.
It is not water proof so you have to be careful after applying it. It did not smudge the whole day and stayed the same all day. Also it is quite easy to take it off.
Let your lashes dry between coats for extra volume. I also suggest that you take out less quantity of the product so you won’t apply a lot of it in one single coat making it look chunky. Apply the mascara on your upper lashes first and from there, you can also brush the mascara onto your lower lashes. The bushy bristles move around the lower lash line perfectly without causing any annoying smudges or chunkiness.
You will surely get nice compliments after using this mascara. This mascara really gives you a false lash effect and you would love using it.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I would buy it again as it gives mega volume to the lashes and is paraben free. Apart from some flakiness it is a very good mascara in such an affordable price.

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Best and affordable brow pomade. Zhoosh brow pomade | Review

Zhoosh is a first Pakistani premium mink eyelash brand. They make brow pomades too. It doesn’t have any on ground outlet so you have to order their products online. Their delivery service is fast.

I ordered zhoosh brow pomade from their website @zhooshmeup in a discount bundle deal of pkr 2050. They delivered the products in a nice shiny golden packet.

The bundle included a zhoosh brow pomade, zhoosh dual ended eyebrow brush which has a spoolie brush at one end and an angled eyebrow brush at the other end and a zhoosh tweezer. Their brow pomades are available in 5 shades. Butterscotch, mocha, fudge, dark chocolate and cinnamon. The shade range is limited though but these are the most suitable colours for Pakistani skin tones. I ordered the mocha coloured brow pomade.

It has a rich and creamy fat free formula which is highly pigmented. It glides on smoothly. It depends on you whether you want to give a natural look to your brows or a dramatic look, it works both way. It has a buildable coverage.

It is water proof and smudge proof. It doesn’t budge at all.

I have the most oily skin and it works best for me. It works for all skin types. I use it daily and even the next morning it was still there and intact. So yes you would totally want to have it and trade it for your Anastasia Beverly hills dip brow pomade. It gives such a natural look to your eyebrows that you don’t need any eyebrow gel on your brows to set them.

Same thing just less pricey and the results are awesome. I bought this pomade like six months ago and it still is in use. So yes a little goes a long way.

However the zhoosh brush doesn’t do justice to the pomade. It isn’t as stiff as the sigma angled brushes are. So yes if you use some other brush the product will come out even better.

Will I buy it again?

Yes I’m waiting for this pomade bottle to end so I can get my hands on a new one may be a shade darker. Apart from its brush not being stiff to apply the pomade more sharply there is no cons in this pomade. It’s one of the best Pakistani brands and I am a fan of this brand already.
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Deal with your skin problems by using these all natural and easily available ingredients

In this era of chemical infused skin and beauty products people search for organic methods to deal with their skin issues naturally so those products won’t be harmful to the person in any way.
I am sharing some of my tried and tested natural ingredients to get rid of my skin problems. You should try them too if you want to save your money, time and health making you naturally beautiful. You can give it a try as well.

1.Remove black heads naturally

Do this procedure when you won’t have any sunlight contact later. Cut a lemon in half and put 5 drops of raw honey on one half and rub it on your nose or any area where you have black heads. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water.

2. Dark skin pigmentation

Add potato and lemon juice together and apply on the area of pigmentation. Wash with cold water after 15 minutes. Apply it daily for best results .

3. Dark elbows and knees

Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub this solution on your dark elbows and knees, let it stay there for 20 minutes then clean it off with a cloth. Apply it once daily.

4. For dark lips

Use lemon juice with milk cream and apply it on your lips. Use glycerine on your lips daily.

5. For a natural exfoliation

For naturally exfoliating your skin use pineapple juice or tomato juice and apply it on your face with a cotton ball.

6. To get rid of pimples

Add 1 tsp of baking powder with water and make a thick paste. Apply it on your pimples, let it dry for 1 min or 2 min maximum and then wash your face.

7. To get rid of oil on the face

Add one egg white with one tsp of lemon juice and apply it on your face. Let the paste dry. Remove the paste with lukewarm water.

8. Get rid of puffy eyes

Get two tea bags, soak them in cold water and then put them in the refrigerator for some time. Take them out and put them on your eyes for 30 minutes. Remove them and wash your face with cold water.

9. To get rid of dark circles

Take some mint leaves, blend them and put the paste on your eyes for 10 minutes and then rinse your eyes.

10. Get rid of dry chapped lips

Put honey on your lips daily to moisturize them. Let the honey stay on lips for half an hour and then wash it with water but not with soap. Do it for a week and you’re lips will be better.

11. Get rid of cracked heels

Soak your feet in lukewarm, soapy water for 30 minutes, pat it dry, rub them with a scrubber and then put honey on the heels.

12. How to keep your skin hydrated

Use ½ cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of olive oil with 5 drops of lavender oil and apply it on your face, massage thoroughly and then wash it off with lukewarm water. For best results use it once daily.

13. How to get glowing skin

Use raw honey for this. Apply raw honey all over your face, let it set for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. Doing it daily will show great results.

14. How to get a wrinkle free skin

Pour some drops of olive oil on your face. Massage it gently and leave it overnight. You’ll have a soft and fresh skin in the morning. Applying olive oil every night can reduce fine lines and wrinkles making you look young.
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World’s best oil control product, The Body Shop Tea Tree mattifying lotion

I have a very oily skin and by very I mean for my T zone, sky is the limit. Lol. I try various oil and shine controlling products but this “The Body shop’s Tea Tree mattifying lotion” is by far the best and the only product which makes my skin shine proof and keeps it oil free for as long as I stay awake and literally the next day till I wash my face. So no more greasy oil situation on my face.
I bought if from The Body Shop outlet for $9 because they had a sale going on otherwise it was of $15. A little bit pricey for such a small bottle but it was worth it. The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly and it doesn’t leak from the lid as well.

The scent of this lotion is quite strong as it has a tea tree fragrance when you first put it on your face but it goes away after some seconds. The consistency of the lotion is very light weight and is transparent when applied and gives a cool sensation on application, your skin feels so smooth after applying it.

This product does what it claims, reduces oil and prevents shine. Neither it clog the pores. This lotion really mattifies the skin for a very long time but also keep it moisturized at the same time. It controls oil and shine for a long time and can be used as a makeup base. Foundation glides on it smoothly.

It claims that it clears acne and prevents blemishes too but according to my experience it did not prevent my blemishes and I can’t say anything about acne as I have an acne free skin already. It cleared my complexion though and made my skin look fresh.
$15 would be a little pricey for me as it comes in a very small bottle of 50ml but I got lucky and got it at $9😄 but the benefits are worth every penny.
The down part for me is that it dries down my under eye area so much that it irritated me and I apply a different moisturizer on it. But over all it controls my oil and shine and keeps them at bay.
The amazing part is I applied it at around 5pm and when I woke up the next day I still did not have any oil or shine on my face. I was completely astonished by this. I totally love it.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I would recommend it but for the eye area part which gets dry you have to put some other moisturizer. Even if you put a moisturizer over it, it won’t make your skin oily. This is the only con I found in this lotion that it dried my under eye area but it is the only product that could control my oil and shine.
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Which fashion trends we Welcomed and which fashion trends we said Goodbye to in 2019?

Trends are usually somethings which are moving in certain directions and people follow it. Fashion and makeup trends always change. These fashion and makeup trends are set by people like us.
For those who follow trends and like staying up to date, here are some fashion and makeup trends fashion industry welcomed and said goodbyes in 2019.

Lipsticks

This is a year to welcome bold lipsticks again. So red is again the IT lipstick with all the other bold shades in the year 2019. But as classy as red is, it can never go out of style. Nude lips were quite trendy in the year 2018. All the celebrities and models were into nudes. But in 2019 nude lips are not trendy anymore. So bye nude lips !

Brows

2018 was a year of weird trends so natural looking down brows were out of style. This year ladies are again welcoming down brows (Thank God for that). Brushed up and bushy brows are so last year. Whereas brushed up brows were much trendy in 2018, I was never a fan of them. Bye bushy brows !

Eyeliners

Colourful bright eyeliners are welcomed this year like bright pink , bright yellow and bright blue eyeliners are what we see mostly on runways these days. So bye black eyeliner (but honestly I just can’t say goodbye to black and brown eyeliners).

Monochromatic looks

It is the most welcomed trend in 2019. You just use same colour all over your face for makeup like on your eyelids, lips and cheeks. So bye bye to hectic long layering of makeups.

Glossy Makeup

I think glossy makeup will stay trendy for a long time as everyone likes a glowing fresh looking skin. So glossy makeup is what everyone welcomes with open arms even in 2019. Nobody wants a full matte face. So bye to full matte face makeup.

Hair

Last year caramel shades hair colour, blonde and burgundy coloured hair were in, this year people are welcoming grey hair more. Whether you want to dye your hair grey or embrace your natural grey hair is totally upto you but grey is welcomed in 2019. So bye to blonde, caramel and burgundy hair.

Lashes

Natural lash lift is the latest welcomed trend in 2019. It looks more natural and soft. So bye to falsies.

Nails

This is the trend which again gave me some relief. This year almond shaped nails are again in. Bye to square shaped nails !

Sleeves

Bell shaped sleeves are out this year and puffed sleeves are what people preferring in 2019. I personally don’t like puffed sleeves.

Glasses

Say welcome to oval shaped glasses and bye to square shaped glasses. That’s a plus point for me as oval shaped glasses suit more on people with a small face.

Tops

So after getting their shoulders cold in 2018, people warmly welcomed again the normal tops and waved a heartily goodbye to off the shoulders tops.

Bottoms

So to spice things up fashion gurus added utility dresses this year as a trend. You’ll feel a lot more comfortable in a jumpsuit and cargo pants. So bye to denims and tights.

Footwear

Sneakers and sporty sandals are trending this year whereas wave a goodbye bye to thigh high boots.

Prints

Animal prints are in this year. Anything would be considered trendy if it has an animal print on it. People welcomed snake prints and leopard prints happily and said their goodbyes to floral prints.

Last but not the least, in my view anything is trendy as long as you feel comfortable in it and you enjoy and feel beautiful wearing it.
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ONE Minute hasty makeup

I don’t like it when people telling quick makeup techniques end up suggesting a dozen products to use including a face primer and eye primer. No, we don’t have that much time when we have a baby to look after to, reach office on time or a college or university to attend early in the morning.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student, stay at home mom or a working mom, some days you just don’t have enough time to put a lot of makeup on to look presentable. As a stay at home mom, I have tried a lot of shortcuts to carry on with my MOM LIFE and looking presentable at the same time. Moms have every right to look good everyday even when the kids are at their worst. Lol. After many trial and error methods I have finally DISCOVERED a ONE MINUTE hasty makeup method which would make us (All the moms and students) look good in no time. Yes it is as simple and quick as it can be. You just need to choose the products you really need and you’re good to go.

Foundation or bb cream

Start with applying foundation or bb cream. When I have to do a one minute hasty makeup i opt for bb creams usually. These days I use M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 in shade 21. Its quick and easy to apply on. All you need is your fingers instead of using a beauty blender or a brush. It is light weight, moisturize your skin and protect your skin from the sun, if you go out in the day time. It minimizes pores, hides redness and imperfections giving a medium coverage lasting all day (if you don’t touch it).

Cheek, lip and eye shadow tint

Yes, all in one. Use a cheek and lip tint and you can use it as your eyeshadow too. You just have to look for a natural shade, apply a little on your cheeks, lips and eye lids, dab dab dab and you would look close to perfect.

I use Tarte exposed cheek stain for my cheeks, lips and eyelids as well. It lasts all days, giving a glowy, young, natural and fresh look. It is light weight but dries down nicely leaving your skin nourished and full of colour.

Mascara

Follow this step only if you want to. Most of the time I skip this step when I’m not going out. But adding this step would brighten your eyes more. I use benefit BAD gal lash mascara as it gives volume to your lashes. It does not run, smudge or flake.

. . . And we’re done with our one minute hasty makeup. You can do this makeup for your office, college, university, going out or just staying at home with your family. Looking good is not that difficult after all. I would love to know your hasty makeup routines. Xoxo

The only budget friendly products you need this summer for a fresh natural glow

Less is always more when you’re getting ready in summer.

Layering your face with heavy makeup in summer will make your skin greasy instead focus on achieving a fresh natural glow. Cover your imperfections and enhance your features. It all can be done with some good budget friendly products too.

Spend your money on some budget friendly makeup products like an anti perspirant body spray, lipstick, a good oil free mosturizer and a luminizer. These are the budget frienldy products you need for this season.

Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

This a water proof eyeliner. It won’t budge, even in the humid days. It’s best for sensitive eyes as well.

Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

This concealer provides a soft, refreshed radiance that instantly brighten your eyes and give your skin a radiant look.

Dove Cool Essentials Dry Spray Antiperspirant

It’s a mix of cucumber and green tea which makes you feel so fresh and when you feel fresh, you look fresh. It instantly dries your under arms and controls sweat leaving your skin dry and fresh for upto 48 hours. It’s my go to scent this summer.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

It’s an oil free moisturizer but it instantly makes the skin smooth, supple and keeps it hydrated all day long. It does not make the skin look greasy and works best on every skin type.

The Body Shop Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation

It’s an ultra light weight foundation and is also resistant to SWEAT and WATER. It covers redness, giving a visibly clearer looking skin. Its oil absorbing properties makes it a best foundation for summer. It gives a full breathable coverage for 24 hours ! It gives a flawless finish and is suitable for any skin type.

Revolution Pro Illuminate

It brightens and highlights your face perfectly. It gives a very natural and subtle glow. It is not at all glittery neither it looks greasy on the face. It beats all the high end highlighters.

Bare Minerals Barepro Longwear Lipstick in Petal shade

Find a shade that is close to natural lip colour so it would a give a more natural look. For me Bare minerals petal shade works the best. It is water proof, transfer proof, budge proof and smudge proof. Everything you need in summer.

E.l.f Monochromatic Multi Stick in sparkling rose

Cheek tints are in these days as they give a reallt natural tint to the cheeks. Its a light weight blendable formula which gives a glowy look to your skin. It gives a beautiful sheen to your cheeks.