Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Makeup Stash Website Skin care Haul

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I have been on a Skin care roll. I love makeup but over the past year or so have gotten more crazy about skin care. I came across this Pakistani website called Makeup stash and saw this Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set. I have had my eyes on the Truth Serum so this was a perfect opportunity for me to get my hands on it so I placed the order on the Makeup Stash Website!

Makeup Stash is a Pakistani Website that sells branded Makeup and Skincare products, both international and local, at reasonable prices (considering there are many that rip you off!) and original (also considering there are many that sell fake stuff). So both concern of original and reasonable prices compared to market was covered I was more than happy to place my order. They even have products for men. I ordered the Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set. The website is very user friendly and well categorized, design is clean. The process of purchase is also easy. add to cart and easily checkout with basic required info. I got my order within a week! Yaaaaaas. Oh and did I mention they have Korean skin care as well? Well yes they do!

This is more of a website experience blog so not going to give you indepth review of my haul but will let you know a bit about the delicious products I purchased to try.




Ole Henriksen 3 little wonders Mini Set:

The 3 Little Wonders Mini set is not only perfect for traveling but there are times when you want to test a product before buying the full size. That is the main reason I bought this! The set targets visible signs of aging. 
Truth Serum has great feedback so that is something I really wanted to try it. It's supposed to be their best seller, an age-defying serum, formulated with vitamin C and collagen. It helps brighten and firm skin while delivering all-day hydration. 
Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer is a light, fresh smelling, moisturizer that gently refines uneven skin tone and texture. It contains multi-fruit acids and antioxidants, delivers weightless hydration and  leads to luminous, healthy looking skin. Great for before makeup prep.
Invigorating Night Transformation Gel is what actually leads to "beauty sleep". This retexturizing age-defying serum smoothes skin with a concentrated multi-source AHA complex. 
The set:
Brightens
Firms
Evens skin tone
Smoothes texture
Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles




It cost approx: pkr4500. and you can get it from Makeup Stash Website. Do note they get sold out really fast but you can trying requesting too!

I also got a small travel size 4ml bottle of Kiehl's Cannabis Sativa Seed oil herbal concentrate along with a few samples of foundation samples. It was a pleasant experience and I would recommend you try it our as well!

There WEBSITE is: https://makeupstash.pk/

Thursday, May 23, 2019

IDEAS Pret Eid Collection Le Morris

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Have you seen the NEW Ideas Pret festive collection? Well you need to because you are missing out. It's inspired by a famous textile designer William Morris who even I studied when I was in Art school so I could relate to this collection even more and was over come with extra excitement!


If you dont know much about William Morris then you can easily google. In short he was known for his beautiful wall paper designs amongst many other things, super talented fella basically. The Le Morris collection by ideas Pret has taken inspiration from those decorative Art Nouveau patterns and created the current festive collection. The collection's intricate designs that encapsulate the beautifying works of William Morris merged with glamorous cuts and an eminent touch of tradition has produced glamorous outfits that will be poppin this Eid. Fabric used is Masuri net, khaddi net and cotton masuri which are summer friendly and comfortable.













Prices range from Pkr.6000 to Pkr.13500 and the collection is currently available in all Ideas Pret stores nation wide as well as ONLINE.

They also have a new collection of Shoes and bags, carefully curated to go with multiple looks. Trendy, chic, pretty, you got all options. Mix and match and have fun. The best part? Very affordable so you will be tempted to get more than just one item! Check them out in their stores or ONLINE.










For more updates you can follow Ideas Pret on FACEBOOK.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FRAMESI MORPHOSIS SUBLIMIS SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER

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I have recently gotten more acquainted with Framesi Hair Care products. Initially I was a bit skeptical about this brand but after using Framesi Morphosis Sublimis Shampoo and Conditioner I have become a believer!



I color my hair a LOT so it's no surprise that there is inevitable wear and tear. This leads to intense hair care for damage but so far I was not 100% satisfied with most products I tried. When I was given the duo the first thought that came to my mind was "oh its got argan oil, might turn my hair oily". Now let me explain why I thought so, I have extremely oily scalp so if I use any shampoo with nourishing oils it make it greasier. I still went ahead and gave this shampoo and conditioner and test and it was love at first try.

The packaging is very nice, sleek with gold design details. Feels good to use them.

The shampoo and conditioner are both very nourishing. I also use the reverse wash formula which works really well for me. I basically use the conditioner before the shampoo and apply shampoo over it after leaving it on my hair for a bit and then wash them off. This is a great technique for people with greasy hair.




The shampoo gently cleanses the scalp while maintaining moisture balance and softening the hair. Rich with the wonderful properties of argon oil, dry hair immediately regains flexibility and hydration yet does not make scalp oily which is such a plus for me! The only reservation is that I love lather and this doesn't produce enough and you do need a little more product than you would normally use.

The conditioner gives just the right amount of softness and moisture without making hair feel heavy or limp. Hair feel nourished.

Framesi Morphosis Sublimis range's key ingredient is Argan Oil which is famous for having tons of benefits for hair. The Morphosis Sublimis range:
  • Restores hair’s natural beauty• Prevents damage caused by dehydration
  • Nourishes with vitamins and nutrients
  • Powerful anti-aging ally
  • Excellent for mature hair
  • Color safe, will not build up
  • For all hair types
You can Buy BOTH the products easily in Pakistan (or otherwise) online from HERE.
Shampoo: Pkr. 1300
Conditioner: pkr. 1190
Framesi Products are also available all over Pakistan in all Makeup City outlets.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mehar J Mirza | Rejuve by Aliya Farooq Salon Review

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I have heard a lot about Rejuve by Aliya Farooq and one of the salons. Mehar J Mirza procured their franchise on Khayaban e Bukhari, Defence, Karachi and I was invited to try out their services. I never say no to a good Spa opportunity, specially when I am in dire need of some.


Its been two months since the salon has opened up. The space is quite comfortable and spacious. The only thing that is slightly bothersome in the beginning is the new wood lacquer fumes but your eyes get adjusted to them in a bit. I like how it is designed, utilizing different service area within one space, yet not making it stuffy.

The salon provides multiple services, from hair treatments, cut, colors to facials, from manicures, massages, spa treatments to makeup. Since the dust storm that swept Karachi away a few weeks ago my skin have been misbehaving so I decided to go for a Deep cleansing Facial and the facialist recommended Guinot Oxygen Facial because my skin was also very dehydrated and texture. My hands and feet needed some TLC too so that would follow after the much needed facial.






The Guinot Oxygen facial was approx 6k (or less, you can check with them) but totally worth it. Guinot is a reliable spa skincare brand and I trust it completely as I have gotten lots of Guinot treatments done in the past. The Oxygen Facial was very thorough. The facialist was so comforting, communicated in a soft voice only when necessary, explained the process so I knew what was happening and her hands were so warm which is always a plus point for masseur. The facial massage along with the products used was satisfying as well. I always love a bonus foot massage during facials which is also included in these facials. It relaxes you further. What does this Facial do exactly? Your cells need oxygen to stay healthy and nourished. Guinot oxygen facial delivers oxygen to the deepest layers of your skin and makes it glow. This facial removes all impurities from the epidermis boosting the oxygen content. It also removes the dead cells from the top layer, opens up clogged pores, and brings out that natural blush on your cheeks.




I could see and feel the difference and was definitely happy with the results. My skin, which felt really dry and textured before, was smooth and glowing. I actually felt lighter too. 

Followed up with OPI manicure and Pedicure. The girls were very gentle and thorough. I had gotten OPI manicure/Pedicure done a lot and this was done well. My only suggestion would be to go for disposable equipment rather than reusable ones though they were very clean and sterilized. End result was happy hands and feet of course.

Overall experience was good. The staff is polite and welcoming, Mehar herself was a good host. I would suggest that if you are In Defence Karachi you should try them out and do remember to share your experience with me!

You can check out their FACEBOOK.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Nongshim Mr Bibim Noodles Stir Fried Kimchi Flavour Review

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Nongshim have been kind with the delicious noodle variants they have for us. I have tried various flavours from them and recently my friend got me the Nongshim Mr. Bibim Stir Fried Kimchi Flavour from Bangkok (even though it's a Korean Brand). Most of my friends get me ramen noodles when they travel, they know me too well!


Cant deny that when you hear Kimchi you think Korea. If you were not aware, Kimchi is spicy fermented vegetables and the traditional one is mainly Korean or Napa cabbage but other vegetables are also used. A Korean word "Bibim" means "Stir" in English. So Mr. Bibim Stir Fried Kimchi Noodles are supposed to be stir fried but its not 100% same yet a little similar to pad thai or other spaghetti dishes. You will understand when I explain the cooking process which is really easy and quick.



Nongshim Mr Bibim has too flavours, Spicy Chicken and Kimchi. I am trying the Kimchi one. The pack comes with Kimchi flakes and Kimchi flavoured sauce. I find the overall packaging and the red attractive. They have, however changed their packing recently and you can see it on their website HERE. So to prepare the noodles you have to follow these simple steps:

1) In a saucepan or small pot add 500ml of water and  bring it to boil.

2) Cook the noodles and flakes in the boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes (also depends on how firm for soft you want your noodles which you can check with tasting it in between).

3) Strain the hot water.

4) In the pot  or bowl, place the strained noodles with the hydrated Kimchi flakes and add the sauce.

5) Stir well and enjoy! (Now you see its not ACTUAL stir fry but gives that effect/result, if that makes any sense)

P.s: Sometimes I drizzle a bit of sesame seed oil and sprinkle it with sesame seeds too, yum.


Now let's Talk about the flavour. Nonghshim noodles themselves are one of my favourite. They taste good even uncooked, yes, you read that right. They have a very balanced noodle flavour and taste almost like freshly made noodles, very comforting. The texture is firm too and doesnt have a weird, fake after taste which I have found in many others, specially maggi. The dehydrated Kimnchi tastes better if you cook it with noodles because you can taste the tanginess more. When I used it dry it was not as flavorsome. The sauce is well balance and not very spicy. It was tangy and definitely held a bit if that umami magic but I would have like that nice sourness of kimchi a bit more.

Over all it was a tasty treat and yes I would have it again. 

These noodles are not easily available in Pakistan but there are many places online you can order from like AMAZING THAI.  If you can get it delivered from Amazon then buy HERE.








Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NEW Digital Dreams Collection April 2019 - IDEAS PRET

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Its HERE! I am excited as I always wait for the new collection from Ideas Pret. They always bring fun, refreshing designs and this time its no different! One of the only few brand which make me love prints and lawn!

The collection is vibrant and has bolder designs this time. I also get tropical feels from the patterns and the choice of earthy yet fresh palette. The juxtaposition of bold florals over abstract patterns is also done in a way its delightful rather than overwhelming.

The loose cuts are comfortable yet chic and would suit most body types. I am a big woman and I wear their tops a lot because they dont make me look like a pumpkin! I would definitely suggest you go get a few items, I have already placed order. They go out of stock really soon! You can buy from their website HERE of visit any IDEAS PRET store. For more info you can visit their FACEBOOK Page as well.

The material is lawn, easy breezy for hot weather ahead. The price ranges from Pkr 2750 to 3490 which is very affordable.


Check out the collection here: