Winter Care

It’s getting colder day by day which makes our skin dehydrated and drier every minute. We’ve got you covered with these hand, foot and body butters to use in your winter day/night care routine.

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Bodyshops Almond hand & nail overnight manicure butter is a winter handcare MUST-HAVE it works overnight to keep your hands smooth, wrinkle free and hydrated. It absorbs really quickly so if you’re someone who is into non-sticky non buttery creams, this is the one for you. Body shops butters usually have a very strong scent to it, some that get unbearable but this one doesn’t, its scent is pretty refreshing and mild compared to the other products. Since its a butter in a jar form, it goes a long way so it’s worth the investment.

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Elmore Glycerine cream is a non greasy Chamomile extract cream which literally makes your hand and feet feel like butter. We can’t emphasize enough on how smooth, soft and hydrated they make your hand and feet feel if you leave it on overnight. We’re aware that when you think of a glycerine cream you imagine a very greasy and sticky texture but this cream is the exact opposite, as the jar claims that it is non greasy, it actually is and it absorbs really quickly aswell. Trust us with this one since this is our third purchase already, which makes us realize that it tends to run out a little quickly.

                                                                                 

                                                                                          Body Butter
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‘Body butter is a skin moisturizer that typically contains cocoa butter , shea butter , coconut oil or another vegetable-based oil. It’s thicker than lotions and is extra effective at rejuvenating dry skin, whether used all over or only on problem patches, such as elbows and knees’ As defined by Google.

Now this dry and chilly weather calls for something more than lotions for skin. Lotions are water based that can be good for oily skin at times but not in winters. Your skin needs something more luxurious and moisturizing. This body shop Almond Milk and Honey is the best option we have come across.

Claims to 48hrs intense moisture for sensitive and dry skin and it actually does deliver. The good part is the scent, unlikely to other body butters it does not have a fruity smell unlike most of bodyshop’s body butters. It’s a 10/10 for us.

What is your favorite body butter/hand cream during the winters? Let us know below!

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Favorite Drugstore Concealers 2017

Let’s be honest, a concealer is every girls (& guys) secret weapon to look flawless & to achieve the perfect blemish free skin with zero visibility of dark circles. We all know a good concealer can hide A N Y T H I N G & that’s why we’ll be sharing 3 of our favorite concealers of 2017.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (25)

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The perfect NATURAL looking liquid concealer for asian skin tones, it’s an oil free concealer that does not crease under your eyes or cake up your face. Non-comedogenic, Fragrance-free concealer which feels and looks extremely light on your skin, this is our 4th purchase of the FIT ME concealer and it works best on ‘No Makeup’ days where we only apply a concealer, mascara and a lip tint.

How to use:
Dot/Apply over your blemishes/dark circles & pat with your fingers in a soft motion.

Available at most of the stores for e.g. Shaheen , D Watson & Alfateh.
Price (1200 Rs)

L.A Girls Pro Concealer (Natural)
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Medium to heavy coverage creamy concealer that camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. It does tend to crease a little but only when your skin is problematic, can always be fixed if you moisturize your skin before applying it & set it properly after applying it. If applied without foundation it tends to conceal your imperfections but if applied after foundation it not only conceals but also highlights your under eyes and whatever part of the face you want to highlight.

How to use:
Apply under your eyes with either a brush or the applicator and pat with your fingers (or a brush) + Top with loose powder to set.

Ordered from Beautybar.pk
(Price varies from 550 – 700 Rps on different pages)

Maybelline Age Rewind (Medium)
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Long lasting heavy coverage concealer that does not crease AT ALL, we use a darker shade before applying a foundation to conceal the dark spots on our skin and the dark circles under our eyes. Stays for however long you want it to stay & doesn’t budge or smudge if set properly. Definitely an eraser for dark circles./

How to use:
Twist collar of the Micro-Corrector Applicator in the direction of arrows until the concealer is visible on the sponge (it may take some turns on first use).  Using the applicator, apply concealer directly to the under-eye area, blending in an outward motion with fingers.

Ordered from House of rouge. (1300 Rs)

Top 5 products of 2017

New year, new us but we’re still in love with some old products that we used in 2017.

– Glow Tonic To Go
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Working? Traveling? Always on the Go? Pixi has the perfect solution to tone, brighten & hydrate your skin with these pre saturated/soaked pads. The package is super travel friendly so you don’t have to carry a separate bottle of tonic and cotton balls along! Click HERE to buy. Price: 3 – 4k

– Eveline Cosmetics White Prestide 4D Day Cream
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We know the word ‘white’ would attract half of you and trigger the rest of you, but this cream is not like your regular whitening cream, its actually a brightening cream which helps your dull skin regain its complexion and smoothness. Its best for getting rid of dark spots & has a very light non greasy texture. Click HERE to buy this for 1050

– Beautify By Amnas 24K Gold & Roses Serum
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Hands down the best product to use before doing your makeup as it hydrates your skin and leaves your skin glowing with a natural radiant! It absorbs super fast & doesn’t leave a greasy texture on your skin. You can also use it on days you don’t do your makeup as it’ll work as a moisturizer & a natural highlighter! (All Skin Types) Click HERE to buy this for 2100

– Cetaphil
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Been obsessed with this one ever since the Makeup Guru NikkieTutorial shared it on her social media pages, by far the most hydrating lotion everrrrr! Even the tiniest drop does wonders, perfect for winters! (Dry Skin)

– Eveline BB Blemish Base Cream
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Don’t feel like wearing foundation? Go for the Mattifying BB cream without worrying about your skin as it already has SPF-15 to protect against UVA/UVB. Tested and worn it for more than 6 hours and it didn’t dry up on the skin or wear off. (Oily – Combination Skin) Click HERE to buy this product for 545

These were our favorite products of 2017, we hope this article was helpful for you. Comment below with your favorite product from 2017!

 

 

How to deal with Acne!

Acne, something that we all wish we never have, something that no girl wants to have but at some point in our life, we have.

Background to my acne story

Just about 6 months ago i started my battle with Acne, the triggering moment of my acne was my very first Facial, i had ever gotten a Facial done before, which is why my skin reacted in a negative manner. The Facial was carried out in a very professional way, but my skin didn’t take it too well, after my treatment was done, my skin became very sensitive than usual.

The time i got my Facial done, i had to attend weddings & events back to back, which means getting in contact with heavy makeup. I was wearing makeup every single day for good 2 – 3 weeks, the next triggering moment was poor removal of makeup. It is so important to remove makeup off our face properly, the chemicals from those products if left on the skin for too long can clog our pores & cause bacteria on the skin, and that is the last thing we ever want.

These two points have been the main cause of my Acne, Facial & Poor removal of makeup.

How i took care of my skin?

1 – Visit a good dermatologist or doctor

This was the very first step i took when my break outs became serious, i took a visit to my Doctor and explained the issue i was facing. I was then prescribed ‘Contraception pills’, shocking i know! My first reaction was ‘i’m not married doctor’, i was then told that Contraception pills are sometimes given to young girls to control their hormonal system, the change in our hormones can cause our skin to break out for example ‘Teenage acne’. I then started to take those pills, but it didn’t make any difference to my skin. I went back to my doctor who then referred me to a dermatologist in London, my skin was then checked and i was given a gel called ‘DUAC DAILY GEL’
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Duac gel was given to me to put over my pimples every night before going to bed, i used this gel for good 3 months to actually see the results, this gel at the beginning was quite irritating on my skin, but i was later told that i was applying it wrong. This gel is quite strong, which is why it should only be applied to the pimples.

2 – Find the right skincare products

This step has been one of my life changing step, after using numerous amount of different skin care item, i was able to find few of the most amazing skin care products that has totally changed my skin game.

Cleanser/Facial wash

These are three cleanser/facial wash i have used through my acne phase, i will start with my most used/favorite out of the three.
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  • Kiehl’s ultra facial cleanser – This Face wash has become my everyday facial cleanser, i use this day & night to cleanse & remove makeup. This does an amazing job of removing your makeup including eye makeup, it cleanses the skin without leaving your skin feeling too dry or tight. This is a fragrance free product which is amazing if you have sensitive & acne prone skin, the gentle formula is very comforting to the skin, a little product goes a long way. You only need a pee sized amount to wash the entire face.
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  • No 7 melting gel cleanser – I have recently started using this cleanser to remove my makeup, this is a very interesting type of cleanser, it comes out as a gel, turns into an oil when applied to the skin and then turns into a milky texture which really fascinates me on how it does that. This is not foamy at all, feels like cleaning your face with oily liquid, but it does the job of cleansing the skin beautifully. This is for normal to dry skin users, it would not work on oily skin.
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  • Olay refreshing facial cleanser gel –  I have been using this facial wash for years, even well before my skin broke out, this is an amazing facial wash which removes all the dirt & makeup off your face. This is the most foaming cleanser out of the three mentioned above, however, this did start to break me out when my acne became extreme, hence why i stopped using this. The reason i’m mentioning this is because this will be an amazing cleanser if you don’t have acne prone skin.

Toning
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  • Pixi glow tonic – This has become my holy grail skincare product, this toner has completely changed how my skin looks, it has really brightened & toned my skin as well as helped me to take control of my acne & breakouts. This is all because of the active ingredients in this product, glycolic acid is an amazing ingredient which should be Incorporated into our skincare as it helps with lightening discoloration of the skin, and exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cell, revealing new brighter looking skin complexion. Highly recommend all ladies to try this product, you’ll thank me later. I use this day and night after cleansing my skin with my facial wash, this is one of my most crucial step in my skincare routine.

Moisturizing
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  • Kiehl’s ultra facial cream – I have been using this cream for nearly a year now and still can’t get over the fact of how amazing it is. This is a perfect dose of hydration for all normal to dry skin toned ladies, this cream softens the skin without making the face look greasy or tanned looking. If any of you suffer from dry patches, this cream is amazing for getting rid of them (but don’t forget to exfoliate you skin as well). I use this cream at day time only after toning my face to complete the whole skincare routine.

Treatments
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  • Kiehl’s midnight recovery oil – I just can’t say enough about this product to be honest, this oil has been a blessing to my dry acne prone skin, i use this every night before going to bed after toning my face with pixi tonic (mentioned above), i don’t know what this oil has but it transforms my skin into baby soft texture when i wake up in the morning. It makes my skin even as well as helping me tackle pimples, it soothes and hydrates the skin, giving you a perfect base to start your makeup on.

These have been my daily and most used products that have made my skin clear and healthier looking to what it previously was.

3 – Be confident

I know having pimples on your skin sucks, no body likes any form of imperfection on their face, but you should never forget to accept that you are beautiful no matter what. ALLAH has made us all equally beautiful and perfect, trust your self and bring out your inner beauty because it’s worth it :’)

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Skin Care Routine

Hi, my lovelies!

Quite a lot of you have been asking me to share my skin care routine, so today I’ll tell you how I take care of my skin! Don’t let all the products in the picture scare you, I don’t use them all in one day, lol.

Before I start I would like to mention how my skin isn’t too oily or too dry, its a combination of both and I don’t get a lot of acne or breakout so the products I’ll be mentioning below are those which suit my skin the best.

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I’m currently using The Body Shop’s Pomegranate Softening Face Wash as it removes my makeup pretty easily and leaves my skin feeling baby soft. I keep on changing my face wash a lot so I can’t say that is my very favorite one or the one that I’ve been using for months because I’m yet to find that ultimate favorite one!

Facial Skin Polish;
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I’ve been using this Hollywood styles Facial Skin Polish for months and I absolutely love it, I use it twice or thrice a week. I use it every time I think my face is looking dull or tan or when it needs a little care. It removes dead skin from your face and eliminates dark spots.

Detoxifying Facial Clay Mask
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I use this Avocado and Green Tea mask twice or thrice a month, it helps in minimizing and detoxifying the pores. It also leaves your skin looking fresh and is to be used after cleansing your skin for better results.

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This cleansing butter is my go to for when I can’t get makeup off my face, it gently removes makeup and all the dirt from your face and leaves your skin feeling clean and pampered.

Soft Touch Double Action Cleanser:
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Soft Touch Double Action cleanser has been passed on to me by my mom and I absolutely love it, It’s a little time consuming to massage it on your wet face until it dries and whisks away the dirt from your face but its worth the time and energy.I use it on a pamper night once or twice a month!

Revive Pomegrante face oil
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I’ve already talked about this product so I’ll just share the link of my previous post Here.

Conatural  Saffron Complexion Builder;
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You can read about this product here.

Soft Touch Moisturizing Scrub Cream
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One of my favorite scrubs as it unclogs pores, removes black heads and exfoliates your skin. It actually does help in brightening your skin by whisking away the dull and dead surface from your face. I use this one for my hands and feet aswell!

Sephora Lotus Mask
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Sephora’s Lotus Mask hydrates your skin and reduces the sign of fatigue and tiredness from your face. I use it once a month and It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and fresh.

Facial Cleanser
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I ordered this Facial Cleanser from Fashion City and it comes with 5 interchangeable heads that can be used in your daily skin care routine.
1- The brush head can be used while you wash your face with a face wash as it will thoroughly clean your skin and it will improve the blood circulation of your face.
2- The two foam heads can be used for applying your foundation evenly and scrubing your face as one of them is soft and the other is hard.
3- The rough pink head can be used to whisk away the dead skin from your face.
4 – The roll on can be used to massage oil or massaging creams on your skin/face.

I hope I’m able to help you guys with this! 🙂 x