Conatural’s Restorative Eye Gel

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It had been quite a while that I had been looking for an eye cream that felt safe and mild enough to use. Almost all eye creams available in Islamabad are for 30+ skin. Although, the sales girls tried their  best to sell it saying we should start taking anti aging measures really early on to prevent signs of aging but I just didn’t feel like using those eye creams. It just didn’t feel safe to use them.
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Acne Patches..

So I want to share a product that I found really useful ever since i found out about it. I was watching some random night routine videos on YouTube when a youtuber mentioned that she used acne patches on her acne when she got home from work/school to help her skin heal quickly and keep it from scarring. The product immediately caught my attention. These acne patches are easily available in pharmacies and  big supermarkets in Pakistan now.

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The acne patches I used. 24 in a pack in 3 different sizes as shown on the cover of the pack.

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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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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.

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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!! 🙂

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 🙂