November thoughts

I didn’t post anything on my blog this weekend. A lot has been on my mind lately and I’m still trying to figure out some stuff. I am wondering if I should continue my blog and try to write one post a week or just opt for a blogging hiatus for a while.

I am pondering over these decisions while i can sense the vibrations of heavy machinery coming from the ground from some distance away. A lot of people are hard at work after midnight working day and night to build the road . Its one of the busiest roads in my city. Let’s get on with the blog post.

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Brush Cleaning 101

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, I am sure you know that i go on and on about keeping your skin clean.Well, here i am again

Do you use makeup daily? Even if you don’t , have you ever experienced breakouts on your skin or u get pimples even though you use good quality products? I know I have.

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Tumblr Tumblr!!

Read a post on tumblr. Thought why not answer them for myself and post it :-p

1)Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?
Ans: Blue pen

2)Would you prefer to live in the country or the city?
Ans: City.

3)If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
Ans: Probably learning how to apply makeup better/professionally.

4)Do you drink your tea or coffee with sugar?
Ans: Yes.

5)What was your favourite book as a child?

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makeup at the end of the day?

i think most of the girls like makeup( Now there’s an assumption *says to self* *rolls her eyes*). So yeah, I think most girls use some form of makeup. Eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss? What’s your favourite makeup item?

Makeup can surely make you feel fresher and cuter or whatever but how many of us realise taking off makeup at the end of the day is just as important? Answer: It’s very important. Your skin needs to be clean, breathe, repair itself at night. So taking your makeup off is very important indeed.

I am going to share what i usually do to take off my makeup. The routine can be quite time taking sometimes and i would skip some steps but in a perfect world this would be my makeup removing routine everyday.

1) Cleaning eye makeup using bioderma and cotton pads
2) Cleansing face with a cleansing milk and olive oil or a cleansing oil
3)Cleaning skin again with a cleansing milk
4) Washing it with a face-wash.
5)Applying a toner and moisturizer afterwards.

i try to do this twice or thrice a week, thorough cleansing, if i wear makeup everyday. but even if i do wear makeup frequently sometimes laziness gets the best of me and sometimes i use bioderma all over my face or mix olive and cleansing milk and combine steps 2 and 3.

You can use the products that work best for you or that make your skin feel better. After much trial and error, the product I use nowadays include bioderma sensibio micelle solution, borges extra virgin olive oil, olay essentials conditioning milk and clean and clear exfoliating daily wash.

bioderma         facewash

I loosely built this makeup cleansing regime around this video by Lisa Eldridge. She shares some awesome tips in this video.

Hope you liked the post!! 🙂

July favourites!!

these two products are worth trying…

1. Maybelline New York Dream fresh BB cream
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2. Bioderma makeup removing micelle solution

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These products have very quickly become two of my favourite products. Maybelline dream fresh BB cream is simply amazing. Super moisturizing, comes in a variety of shades, moderate coverage, doesn’t make your skin look oily and doesn’t feel heavy on skin. Highly recommended for use in this humid summer weather 🙂

Bioderma is absolutely wonderful when it comes to removing eye makeup and removes makeup without the need to rub your eyes and neither does it make the skin oily or overdry. Very effective for removing mascara.

I am thinking of doing a review about them soon in shaa Allah..

do you have any products that are your favourite? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Another product I Love + What to do about oily hair?

Since I am posting about products that I love and trust. Here comes another one!! I had been thinking about a product i would like to post about and I don’t think this is a product I should leave out. It seems like an ordinary everyday use product but i have some tips that work for my hair so keep on reading.So head and shoulders shampoo and conditioner are one of my favourite products. I have been using it ever since i stopped using baby shampoo as a toddler i guess.

I had very silky and straight hair as a child sothis worked just fine. However as i grew up I wanted to try out different shampoos and conditioners. Somehow, I always ended up having dandruff or dry hair or oily hair when i used any other shampoo and always switched back to head and shoulders.

I am going to agree. It doesn’t make your hair extra smooth or soft or anything. It just leaves your hair as they are naturally. Clean and dandruff free.

Its been a year or two that i have been struggling with oily hair. I dont like washing my hair everyday. It strips the hair of its natural oils and makes them look dry and lifeless. If i use shampoos fit for oily hair my hair end up looking extremely dry. If i use a conditioner after the shampoo it make my hair super oily in one day. so it had been a question of soft or clean hair for me. However i Did find a little solution. If i use conditioner on hair before washing my hair with shampoo and wash the hair with regular shampoo after rinsing off the conditioner it makes my hair soft and moisturized with making them super oily a few hours after the wash.

I must say i don’t really know what my hair type is? As i said before they become oily a day after washing but if i use shampoos for oily hair they become dry and weak. I believe in using the as minimum amount of chemicals on my hair as i can so i haven’t tried out any dry shampoos neither do i know of any good ones available in Pakistan. Do you think dry shampoo is the answer? or not? Let me know in the comments 🙂 .

Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Mascara!!

So as my first post i thought i should post about a product i love..

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I like tanya burr’s tutorials on youtube and she absolutely loved maybelline falsies volume express mascara so i thought to try it.

This is how the product is described in on the UK website of maybelline:

1 GLAM SHADE

FALSE LASH GLAM IN A TUBE, INSTANTLY!
OUR FIRST SPOON BRUSH.
LASHES APPEAR VISIBLE, CORNER TO CORNER, NO GAPS.

Why You’ll Love It

• False lash glam, instantly!
• Our pro-keratin formula and spoon brush fans out lashes from corner-to-corner. • Suitable for contact lens wearers.
• Also available in Waterproof .

For Best Results

Hold brush with spoon side upwards against lashes and sweep from root to tip. Repeat until desired look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats.

And i must say i totally love it…it gives a really nice look to your lashes and makes them look super thick and heavy compared to lashes without any mascara…
My main concern while using a mascara is that it should be smudge proof as i wash my face multiple times in the day for praying. The weather in summers in Pakistan is also very hot. this mascara is completely smudge proof and u can wear it all day long without any worrying about smudging or re-applications.

It’s price is also reasonable considering the quality of product and prices of mascaras of other brands which are smudge proof. Its is worth $ 7.99 US dollars which is approximately equal to 816 pakistani rupees.

I haven’t tried many mascara of other brands but other brands that offer mascaras with similar qualities are more expensive as i have observed. for example l’oreal, bourjois paris etc. I haven’t tried them so i cant vouch if this maybelline mascara is better or worse than them :p

i have had it for a few months and so far it hasnt dried or anything. I wan tto add a tip here for keeping your liquid makeup fresh and usable for longer. I store my liquid makeup and nail polishes in the refrigerator. It helps makeup to last longer and protects it from sunlight. This is a useful tip as the weather and humidity keep changing in Pakistan throughout the year.

However i have noticed that maybelline falsies express volume mascara would work better if you already have naturally thick/heavy/long eyelashes. My eyelashes are light and short in length. So this mascara doesn’t quite look like i have fake eyelashes on but it would definitely do the trick if u already have thick eyelashes.

I think that’s enough information about this mascara :p. If I summarize my views about it then i would say,again, that i love this product and it provides value for money 🙂

Bom dia!!

Tiptoeing my way into the blogging world.

I haven’t even really decided what this blog is going to be about. I guess i’ll post about whatever i find interesting and that i want to blog about.

I have tried some blogging on tumblr but wordpress is new for me. I am building up this blog and would love suggestions by you guys about what to post in my FAQ section.

I am planning to do some product reviews in the start.

hope you guys like it 🙂