A Mini Haul from MyGerrys – Hit or Miss?

Hey guys!!!

Soooo, another week passed without a post 😦 I wonder what is wrong with me.
Anyhoo, I am back and will defo try to maintain my previous consistent approach.

I kid you not when I say I am not at all a market rambler. Hard to believe? I understand since many are only comfortable with going to markets and physically feel the quality and all. In my case, I am rather comfortable with the *click* *click* *click* philosophy :D. I love shopping from the comfort of my home and feel extremely paranoid in the markets and get overly irritated whilst shopping. Yes, there are days when I do feel like going to markets, but only when I need some footwear or something in a product that I suspect might bring me a problem; so to be on the safe side, I make my way into the markets much to my chagrin. But guys, such days are rare, online shopping always is my first priority :D.

A few days back, I was looking for some reliable outlet to shop a few things I have been eyeing on since like ages. Reliable as in both secure shipping and of course the price. And that’s when MyGerrys (mygerrys.com) came at my rescue. It brings you a whole array of goods, from clothing, cosmetic, to kitchenware, home decor and gadgets.

The products which I shopped from MyGerrys were L.A Girl Glazed Lip Paint in shade Tease, L.A Girl Matte Pigment Gloss in shade Frisky and MISS SPORTY Morning Baby! Cream Blush in shade 001 Pink Flush.

For me guys, the shopping experience from MyGerrys is hands down a hit! The products I bought are a rare sight in Pakistan and to acquire them is such a hassle. After exploring through many Facebook pages which deals in foreign brands, I was very unhappy as they were charging literally double of everything in addition to the delivery costs. Then I shifted to other online portals, there either my desired products were unavailable or were at the high price tags.  Ultimately, everything was getting beyond my budget.

I am happy that I came across MyGerrys as it offers the products at quite a reasonable price as compared to other portals you would find the products at. You’ll come to know why when I’ll mention the prices of the products I bought and trust meee, you’ll be blown away :D.

If I talk about the shipping and handling, the only thing that bothered me was that it did not fulfill its claim of delivering within 24 hours. I got my order after two days to which I was quite surprised and disappointed as I obviously anticipated a 24 hour one. Having said that, my disappointment soon vanished as soon as came across the excellent packaging. I am sorry I couldn’t photograph it, but seriously, it was very well packed. It came in a big envelope-type case and inside the products were securely enclosed in bubble wraps; perfectly taped and wrapped. It took me at least a decade to unpack the things, but C’mon, you can definitely tolerate that for the sake of getting your products fit and fine :D. I find the shipping and handling extremely prompt and safe if I compare it to the Facebook pages and sellers.

Another cherry on the top was is that MyGerrys offers free delivery, YES, you read it right, free delivery and that too without any minimum shopping limit within Karachi. As soon as I read this, I was like whaaaat?
It is a rare thing when you do online shopping, so I was truly elated and couldn’t take in my rabbit teeth in ^_^.

This lazy bunny is ecstatic to see the rise in portals like MyGerrys as it makes this bunny’s life easier and happier and leaves plenty of time to munch on her carrots.
I, hereby, declare, MyGerrys as my go-to shopping spot from now onward. 🙂

I was tad bit occupied, as a result was unable to photograph so here are some snapshots for your convenience of the products I bought. Have a dekko :).

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Image credits: Google, Priced at 675 PKR at myGeryys

Until next time,

Love&Prayers

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Essence Liquid Lipstick Peach Party -Review

Hola!!!

They say, “Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world”.

Does Essence Liquid Lipstick in the shade Peach Party live up to this popular quote? Read to find out! 😉

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Product Claim/Description:
Liquid love! This new formula combines the best of both lipstick and lip gloss. Get the impact and coverage of a lipstick with the moisturizing shine of a gloss.

Price: 430 PKR.

Packaging:
It comes in a wee cutie plump bottle and contains 0.13 oz of the product. I love how the packaging is in color coordination with the lipstick shade, as if you own a plethora of lip colors, there would be no hassle in locating the color you desire. In addition to this, the applicator is flat from both the ends, which personally appeals me as it give me better control unlike those full round pointy applicators.

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My Thoughts:
Firstly, let’s talk about the formula. Well, it is thicker and sticky considering that it’s a hybrid formula and it has to give that consistency which a lipstick gives. Having said that, it settles more like a gloss, but gives a medium coverage which matches to that of lipstick. Moreover, the shine is just to the point, not so much and not too less. Here, the Essence Cosmetics have done pure justice to the concept of the hybrid formula. It wins it here for me.

The shade is a beautiful baby pink kind of, and would match with lighter-skinned beauties. The pigmentation is quite strong and upon its application I noticed a subtle glow on my face. I don’t know, but it really is that color which lifts up your complexion and brightens up your overall look.
As for longevity, it manages to last for good 4-5 hours. The best part is, the color doesn’t transfer and you can eat and drink as you please. Phew!!!

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Without flash and zero edit 🙂

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The cherry on top is that it is super duper hydrating. It does not feel dry and is very moisturizing. Absolutely love the moist feel over my lips. ❤
And, and, anddd I absolutely love the biscuit-ti fragrance. Creamy and yummyilicious!

Now comes the only downside I encountered, which is that as you apply, it settles more or less like a patch. It doesn’t glide on smoothly; even if you double up the application, it just doesn’t go smoothly and sticks onto your lips in small portions (if I make sense). I grab a lipstick brush to smooth it out a little and to some extent I manage to overcome this dilemma.

Yays:
-Adorable packaging
-Super hydrating
-Good color payoff
-Excellent longevity
-Apt amount of shine

Nays:
-It settles patchily
-You think the quantity is too less for the price
-You think the color doesn’t go with your skin or is too pink to handle
-If the biscuit-ti fragrance bothers you
-You expected a fuller coverage

I purchased mine from www.daraz.pk. It is my go-to shopping stop; extremely reliable and hassle free :).

Until next time, enjoy this Peach party and I shall catch up with you all in my next post!

Lots of love,

Zoi
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Lolane Natura Hair Treatment – Review

Like me, guys, my mother too is very particular about her hair. You must have been aware by now how fussy even I, am too about my hair in my LAST post. You see, like mother like daughter 😉

Ever since I grew up, I know that she is a lover of dying hair. And even I loved those brown hues my mother often gets her hair in with a volume cut.
With hair color comes great responsibility of taking extra care of your hair. First and foremost is using a hair products specifically made for hair color care.

Lolane Natura Hair Treatment – For Nourishing and Color Care is the current favorite of my mother. She seems quite satisfied with it and trust me when I say that she rarely gets there 😀

For the record, Lolane is a Thai brand,notably and successively renowned for more than 20 years, which has been manufacturing new products & services continuously for protecting & treating hair by means of essential nourishment from nature as the major feature in their products which is quite evident in the list of products below.

Lolane Natura Hair Treatment comes in a range of 4, namely:

  • For Dry & Damaged Hair – Jojoba Oil and Silk Protein
  • For Diamond Shiny Hair – Macadamia Butter
  • For Hair fall – Beetroot Extracts
  • For Nourishing & Color Care – Sunflower Extracts.

    This product should be used after you shampoo instead of following up with hair conditioner for it does the job.

    Let’s dive straight into the review now. Here you go!!!

My mother’s view:

I have been using this product for two months and I find it quite satisfactory.
Firstly, let me just tell you how much I love the fragrance. I find it so soothing and refreshing.
As for the formulation, it is not runny, but in fact really thick as compared to the hair conditioners.

If I speak about my hair texture, it is rough and frizzy. Upon its usage,  I feel my hair really soft and easy to brush; it detangles really well, at least in my case.

While I fully mark it out of 10 on the nourishing part, I  would rate it 8 out of 10 when it comes to the color caring part. I did not feel my color stayed put for long. It did not make much of a difference on my color staying power, but also did not make it fade or anything, so this product stands rather in the middle here.But, all in all, this product really did make a difference in the texture of my hair. They feel indeed soft as I mentioned earlier and looks leveled rather than disheveled as it used to previously. It really has changed the game as hair-taming hasn’t been hectic now.

Yes, my hair has become manageable and I am very happy about it!!

Let me know your experience with this product or any other recommendations :). Thank you for reading this and stopping by my blog, loves ❤

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Mustela Pakistan – Review

Hello!!! 🙂

Well guys, this is an overdue post coming to you all. It’s been quite a time when Mustella sent me a care package to try and test. Since they were meant for babies, mothers and mothers to be, I saved them up for my sister to try. She was out of town and has only just got back. She is a gorgeous mother of two adorable kids; that makes me an aunt of two ^_^.

Before I begin the review, let me tell you that Mustela is an international brand all the way from France which has recently touched down to Pakistan. It deals extensively in baby and mother’s skin care products.

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Now, bringing you the thoughts about the care package straight from the horse’s mouth,

“It was a good experience to shift from my previous baby and mother care brand to Mustela. Firstly, let me just highlight the package’s packaging, very creative and I absolutely loved the bow. The products itself were quite convincing as I did not feel any irritations on my skin or on both my babies. I will most certainly purchase the deluxe sizes as I loved the fact that it is paraben free, hence absolutely safe. I recommend these to all the mothers out there. Mustela is here to stay!”

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Mustela is now available nationwide :). For more information and details visit www.mustela.pk or visit Mustelapk on Instagram.

My sister loved the products. Do you?

Until next time,

Love,
Zk

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The Skin18 Series – Part 4

Hola!!!

Here’s Zoi bringing you the fourth and the last installment to the Skin18 series.

Let’s get started ^_^.

Luke Hydrogel Eye Patch for Eye Puffiness (in Purple) was the fourth product out of the three sent to me.

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Product Characteristics:

* Help reduce eye puffiness and tightening skin under eyes

* Refreshing & Moisturizing

* Visible Anti-wrinkle Effect & Elasticity

* Excellent Revitalization & Resilience

* Highly concentrated Moisturizing patch with high formulated on main ingredient in Marine Collagen, Vitamin A, E and Aloe Vera

* TDS (Transdermal Delivery System) – Provides beneficial nutrition

Main Ingredients and its Functions:

* The extracts of Mugwort and Green Tea – The eye patch contain the extracts of mugwort and green tea which help moisturize the skin.

* Contains vitamin A, C and E – This provide nutrition to skin.

* Hydrogel – Having excellent moisturizing function.

How To Use:

*After cleansing, dry with a towel.

*It is helpful to apply eye cream or essence before pasting the patch to your area (not too much), when apply please lightly pat it under eyes area.

*Peel off the patch from plastic liner and apply onto the desired area.

*Leave on for 20-30 minutes and remove the patch.

*After removing the patch, no rinsing is necessary.

My Views:

Well, to be very honest, this really did not do as it claims. I have horrendous puffy and extremely tired-looking eyes and this product did not do anything good to them. It rather stayed as it was prior to its usage. Having said that, perhaps, a more regular usage of these patches might bring a change, but this is something I am not quite sure of since it did not leave that impression the first time it should to compel me to purchase it.

The scent was some sort of cream-like; it resembled nothing to the ingredients mentioned. If I talk about hydrogel, I guess it wasn’t in ample amount for I did not feel my under eye area moisturized. The patches rather felt like stickers and after some point it gave a really uncomfortable feeling. My under eye area felt heavy and bulgy.

Out of the 3, this was the only product that came out as a disappointment. So far, this is the product Skin18 needs to draw their attention to in order to make it effective enough.

All in all friends, I’d rate my experience with Skin18 4.5 out of 5. The sheet masks did really well and I most certainly would stock on those. I highly recommend them. Don’t forget to check the other parts of this series, they would help you choose wisely ;). The links are below:

The Skin18 Series – Part 1
The Skin18 Series – Part 2
The Skin18 Series – Part 3

Grab yours 🙂 (Shop Now)

See you next time 😉

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The Skin18 Series – Part 3

I love pandas!
I even daydream about having one as my pet 😀
Just can’t get enough of their adorableness… .

But oh well, since it’s not meant to be, I pacify myself with this panda looking sheet mask ^_^

Without any further delay folks, let’s dive into the post… .

L’affair Animal Whitening Panda Mask is the 3rd of the 4th products I was sent to try.

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How to Use:
-After cleansing, take out a sheet and stick it to the whole face evenly.
-In 15~20 minutes, remove the sheet and pat the remains on the skin to be absorbed.
-It is OK to apply the remains to the body after use.

My Views:

Like the previous two masks, I popped this on after keeping it in the fridge for about half an hour. I absolutely love the cool feeling the moment I put it on.

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This is how you’ll look like 😉

After 20 minutes, I visibly saw a difference. My face was instantly bright and squeaky clean. Moreover, it, as well, sat down with my skin type, which is oily, quite well. Yes, it got a little sticky, but I did not feel the urge to wash the residue off like I felt with that of the previous one.
It had quite an appealing scent; did not bother me at all.

Subtle, soft and brighter skin is what L’affair Animal Whitening Panda Mask is capable of. Grab yours before the crazy discount gets off!!! 😀

Price: $3.oo

Find the other parts of the Skin 18 series:
The Skin18 Series – Part 1
The Skin18 Series – Part 2

Until next time angels,
Love&Prayers

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NIVEA Pure Source Cleansing Foam – Review

Hello lovelies,
I hope you’re all doing really very well 

Living in a city like Karachi, humidity and pollution are two aspects which are INEVITABLE and I’m sure this distresses every girl as both are harmful to the skin. In order to make you skin look good and healthy always follow the steps below:

1) Cleanse
2) Exfoliate
3) Moisturize

Let’s discuss what product I have been using for my step 1: Cleansing.

NIVEA Pure Source Cleansing Foam (for combination skin):

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Since I wanted you guys to have a clear picture of the product, I translated on google whatever the product said.

Here you go:
In order for a combination and oily skin looks clean non greasy, skin requires special cleaning to help reduce excess oil as well as moisturize when cleaned
Cleaning the face without making it dry
Carnitine reduces excess oil on the skin
Cleanse and refresh skin with Aloe Vera
Sodium lactate help clean and reducing the appearance of blackheads and blemishes on the face

Result:
 A thorough clean facial skin , not greasy , soft and fresh natural .

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How to use:
Gently rubbed on the face and neck soaked , then massage gently in a circular motion to the top , avoiding the area around the eyes . Rinse thoroughly with warm water

not clog pores
dermatologist tested suitable for skin
does not contain preservatives and dyes

My Views:
I have been using this for almost a month and yes it is a go-go for me!  It literally does what it claims, i.e., it leaves my skin soft, non-greasy (something which I crave for in cleansing foams), and smooth.
For me it works absolutely well since it reduces the excess oil without making it go all dry and flaky.

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Furthermore, this product has a good creamy thick consistency, so even a teeny-tiny amount spreads and lathers up and I did not experience any kind of breakout nor any zit popped up so yes I can say undoubtedly that it goes well with “combination skins”

It quite effectively removes off makeup, be it water proof or not. It gently removes makeup off the face but yes irritates and stings when it comes to removing makeup off your eyes so this is the only thing that disappointed me otherwise I love it.

This product is available at all the leading superstores in Karachi. I purchased mine from The Imtiaz Super Store. It costs PKR 265 and is 100 ml.

Read my thoughts on Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water review.

What’s your favourite cleanser? I’d love to read  new recommendations, please feel free to share in the comments section below 🙂

Much Love xx

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The Skin18 Series – Part 2

Salaam-namaste! 🙂

I hope this post of mine finds you all in the pink of health. As for me guys, I am in desperate need of prayers. Sigh!
(Results calling!!!!!!)

So lovelies, today I  bring you the second part of my Skin18 shenanigans. SOC 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask Pack (Rice Wine Sheet Mask) is the second product of the 4 I have tried.

Product Characteristics: SOC Rice Wine Mask sheet with active ingredients from three different types of ancient rice that moisturizes, nourishes and firms skin from within the intensive mask process.

My experience: I, before applying it, kept it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 mins for that cool effect. After cleansing, I put this on in alignment to the contours of my face and popped in my favourite movie to relish the mini-spa therapy.

After straight 30 mins, I, after making sure, that my skin has fully absorbed the serum, put the mask off. In my view, this mask is not meant for ladies with oily skin. I have an oily skin, and this mask did not suit me at all as I noticed a greasy film all over my face. Moreover, my skin felt a bit sticky which wasn’t the case at all with the Fresh Fruit Avocado Real Natural Mask Pack I used mentioned in my SKIN18 series review earlier.

Also, I felt a sudden urge to wash my face due to the stickiness and tacky eek I constantly felt after its usage. Having said that, I am sure this SOC 3D Beauty Serum Face Mask Pack (Rice Wine Sheet Mask) will definitely go well with the ladies with dry skin. It’s super hydrating and moisturizing, which I on my skin felt a bit overboard. So yeah, dry skinned beauties, this one’s for you :).

Pros:
-Sheet masks are easy to handle and use
-No rinse needed
-If you have dry skin, you’ll love it
-Pocket-friendly

Cons:
-If you have oily skin, it isn’t meant for you.
-Oily skin ones might feel the urge to rinse off the residue

Until next time girls,
From me to you,
With love ❤

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The Skin18 Series – Part 1

Hi my angels!

Here, I bring you a skin care review series, which you all are absolutely going to love.
I have been on a small virtual trip to Korea, thanks to the Skin18 😀

I am a skin care freak and always on the hunt for good products. Sheet face masks are quite a trend now, and like every girl, I too was drooling over them; searching for some good outlet to shop from. But Skin18 solved this by offering a generous set of amazing Korean skincare goodies and I am really excited to share my experience.

Before I begin my review, let’s just talk about Skin18. It is a beauty haven dealing in a huge variety of Korean cleansers,toners,facial masks (as in, hydrogel, wash-off, sheet) , BB creams, CC creams; you name it, they have it. What I loved about them is that they know what one’s skin require and what product would suit better to what age. Also, their website is really well categorized owing to the skin-type and formula. So, a big thumbs up 🙂

As for the review, I got 4 products out of which I’ll be sharing my experience with one of them.  So today,  I bring forth the Fresh Fruit Avocado Real Natural Mask Pack.


This is a sheet mask from the  brand Mirum which contains avocado extracts and is my most favourite out of the 4. The results were evident instantly and phenomenal. I kept this pack in the fridge for some time before using so that I enjoy a good cool facial therapy. The Skin18’s website provides every bit of information, as to what ingredients it contains, salient product features and how to use it (visit LINK).
As it states, I after thoroughly cleansing and toning, attached this  mask as per my face contours and put some earphones on and ignored the world (Guys, face pack and music is a deadly combo,haha). Upon application, it has that cooling sensation which wasn’t tingly or irritating, but soothing and I kid you not, it had a gorgeous fragrance.

After about 20 mins after the essence has completely soaked in, I put it off and to my surprise did not feel any greasiness or that tacky feeling. The essence worked its magic as I  witness an instant boost and lift to my skin and above all I looked fresh and felt fresh. My skin looked clearer and glow-y.Let me tell you guys, I have an oily skin, and this matches it perfectly. Absolutely loved the hydration it left off it.  I believe a regular usage of this face pack can do wonders for one’s skin; I must stock up on this guysssss! ^_^

P.s: It is perfect for oily skinned beauties, like me 🙂

Price: $1.40

See you guys real soon,
Love&prayers ❤

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – Does this work?

Bonjour!

I know many would have used it by now and reached their verdict. But this has just started to get common in my city Karachi, and after usage, I really don’t agree with the hype and hoopla.

Micellar Water, a concept, making its path all the way from France, got its fair share in many vanity boxes and regular skincare regime, but to be really straight it did not impress me much *sigh*.

Well, so what exactly is Micellar Water?

It is water infused with tiny oil molecules, known as micelles, which zaps up dirt and impurities off the skin. Basically, it is a skincare practice which acts as a make-up remover, cleanser, and toner all packed in one. As other make-up removers, generally, involves rinsing as part of regime, using micellar water does not.

My thoughts: 

Hmm, so friends, I have been using this bud for about a month now, and sadly it hasn’t made to my favourites, unlike for many girls out there. Firstly, it stung my eyes and secondly, it gives a really hard time whilst removing mascara.
Yes, it does not involve rinsing for upon usage, it does not leave that greasy film behind, however I do feel the need to wash my face after like an hour or so. I don’t know, but I feel a tad bit of dullness and sweat on my face.

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I have been very happy with Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 Make-up Remover and still do use it, but when it came to the micellar water bandwagon, Garnier still needs to get it right. For me, it does not do the job and isn’t especially meant for eyes as claimed on the bottle for it stung really bad.

Pros:
-Scent free
-Decent amount at a decent price
(Pocket-friendly)
-For even sensitive-skin

Cons:
-It stung eyes
-The need to wash face after an hour or so

I got mine for the price of PKR 420 from Omega Chase. It is readily available at all the leading stores nationwide.

Love,
Me 🙂

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