Product Review: Fair & Lovely BB Cream vs. Ponds BB Cream

Similarities: Both creams come in tubes which are travel friendly. However Ponds is more reliable because the list is twist-open instead of Fair & Lovely which is pull open. Both claim to give whitening effect, Ponds says “BB+ fairness cream” and Fair & Lovely says “Foundation + fairness cream”. Both BB creams come in small…

Two Things You MUST include in your skincare routine!

Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist neither is my opinion a substitute for medical assistance. I have been fighting with and successfully managing acne for almost two decades and all my knowledge comes from personal experience. The only tip I can give you for acne is develop a strong skincare routine. You cannot get rid…

Product Review: Soft Touch Mousse Makeup, by Essence cosmetics

Product: soft touch mousse by essence_cosmetics Coverage: light Texture: matte powder finish Stay: 7-8hrs if set with powder Price: PKR 700 I got this one as a present for my graduation along with many other makeup products. This mousse has been my daily foundation/face makeup since then. I have been using this for over a…

Yoghurt & Turmeric for Glowing skin this summer

Who does not want clear, fresh looking, glowing skin? I have lately been trying super hard to eliminate all chemical based creams, face washes, scrubs etc from my life; to have clear, fresh skin and this face mask has been a blessing. Two ingredients; Yoghurt & turmeric. Every night. For 15-20 minutes. I have been…

Cleaning Makeup brushes- for people with sensitive skin

Living with sensitive skin is not easy. We know the struggle when there is nothing you can put on your face or help it with. Here is my easiest way of cleaning makeup brushes with the face wash I normally use to clean my face and is completely suitable for my skin. Only other thing…

How I Alter my BB Cream to Match my Skin Needs

Hey Lovely people, I have been a big fan of BB Creams mainly because my skin is mostly clear and I’m not in for using a heavy coverage foundation on a daily basis, heck, I will attend a wedding function wearing BB Cream if the formula suits my skin. This post is all about how…

Product Review: Simplysiti Dermagic Relaxing Mask & Beauty Moisturiser

I received this Dermagic range value pack by Simplycity  when a friend visited Thailand and Malaysia and asked me what I wanted from there. Of course my answer was “Bring me Korean face masks” since my New Year Resolution for year 2017 was “have 100% clear and healthy skin”. The hype about Korean face masks…

Improvising the DIY toner

I have written about this DIY Toner for Acne prone Skin here  but I stopped using it when I started using aloe vera and water blend as my moisturizer everyday, about a year ago. However, a recent really bad episode with cystic acne (possibly because of lifting weights or work related stress) left me devastated and…

Product Review: Hollywood Style Mineral Clay Mask

Oily skin which is also prone to acne and spots is the worst curse you can be born with.  Some blame the hormones, some genes & other bad diet but really there is no way around it. The only way to deal with it is through it. When you are blessed with this irrevocable curse,…

Product Review: St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub

St. Ives apricot scrubs have been around since I entered my teen years or may be even before that. I have always loved their apricot scrub because I have very oily and acne prone skin. I came across this scrub on a drugstore while I was looking for a good anti-acne scrub which contains Salicylic…

Dear Dermatologist, Do Not Sh*t Me!

We are well aware of the incompetency we are facing among doctors in Pakistan but it is really hard to believe the game some might be playing just for the sake of making some extra bucks. I normally do not trust anyone or anything just at a whim when it comes to my skin and…

Product Review: Saeed Ghani Khas Sandal Ubtan

Saeed Ghani’s ubtans are my favourite specially his sandal ubtans. Saeed Ghani has established a name in Pakistani cosmetic market mainly because of their ubtans and skincare herbal products. Ubtans are very popular among young girls, specially those who are soon to be married and are looking for the “glow” for the pre-wedding days. Their…