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…

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…

Steer Clear of this new Garnier BB Cream in market!

About a month ago, on my regular visit to the Boots Pharmacy here in Rawalpindi, I looked for my favourite winter foundation Garnier BB cream (please read THIS product review to understand my love for this product). The sales man very confidently presented this New Garnier BB cream (which is made in China BTW) to…

Product Review: Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash

Himalaya Herbals claims to combine the best of Ayurveda with years of scientific research. It claims that their products effectively restore your skin’s natural health and vitality. About the product: Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash is a soap-free face wash gel which cleanses and purifies for clear, problem-free skin. The tube says its for…

Product Review: Saeed Ghani’s Sandal Whitening Cream

Saeed Ghani is a well renowned and well established herbal beauty products name in Pakistan. Their products are the most authentic herbal products in the market and lot of women swear by the oils and ubtans. I picked this cream up out of sheer curiosity from the Saeed Ghani counter right opposite to the Al-Fatah…

100% clear skin is POSSIBLE!

I have written more about skin care than I have written about anything else ever. This is one thing I really want women to have more and more knowledge about because after all, its our faces and we love our faces more than we love anything else. So after a moderate break out during summers…