2017 ft. Skin 18!

Hola!

I hope you all are fine and shining bright. As for me, I am drowning in flu and in the pool of medicines. *sigh*

2016 has been a rough year for me. But there is always some light in the dark tunnel and that light was my admission into the university after long stressful days. Phew!
Wish  me luck, guys! ❤

And with 2017, I am going to bring you another skin care series in collaboration with Skin18. Previously, it had been quite a satisfying experience. Let’s see how it turns out this time.

This is it, mates! A very Happy New Year 2017 to you all. I hope and pray that happiness and peace prevails. Sending you all lots of best wishes, prayers, love and of course a little fairy dust never hurts. See you real soon Xo!

Zoi.

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Youtube Beginnings!

Hi guyssss!

*Phew*

Okay… .after much reluctance, hesitation and what not, I finally gave in and consented for a YouTube channel with the sister dearest OR you can say it’s more or less reverse. We both were equally skeptical. And man, I literally had to hop out of my comfort zone to do this. I have never been this transparent, you see.

We came off from a party, and then quickly sat down; as we came back with a pact which said, “No More Procrastination”. We, the camera and guys, our first SHOT! 🙂

It would mean a lot if you guys could go and give a watch to my first video ever and of course like, comment and SUBSCRIBE!

Let me know in the comments section below of what do you think. Any suggestions or feedback is more than welcome. It’s been such a wonderful experience at blogging and I hope I get to have the same with Vlogging as well.

Sneak Peek: Get to know me a little in the video and let’s be friends forever 😀

To watch: Click Here.

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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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Makeup Revolution London Amazing Beloved Lipstick – Review and Swatch

A few days back, I rejoined the Makeup Revolution and got my second product 😀

A student here guysss, so the makeup beginnings are humble 😛

By the by, you can check out my first try, which was a powder blush and a total hit for me.

Makeup Revolution London Wow! (Powder) Blush – Review

Okay, let’s get started with the lipstick’s review :). This is going to be one hell of a hard hitting one.

Product Claims:

Don a striking and stunning look with this ‘Beloved Amazing’ lipstick from the house of Makeup Revolution London. This lipstick ensures a long-lasting lustre and color. This lipstick will lend you soft, smooth and supple lips.

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Packaging:

It dwells in a cylindrical tubing and has a matching lid with that of the shade which I find really amazing, as it makes everything easy; from locating to quick decision making whether you would want to go for the lipstick with the makeup look you have created or not.

My Experience:

I was smitten by the lovely cool toned coral neon-ish pink shade and that’s what compelled me into purchasing it, but to my utter disappointment, my world crashed down as it did not fall upon my expectations. *Sigh*

It is matte formula-wise with extremely low pigmentation. Upon first application, the color doesn’t show at all. You got to literally drag it 3-4 times for color, but then it still appears as patchy, dull and not at all smooth. Lovelies with highly pigmented lips would literally hit their faces on the wall out of sheer annoyance.
Even after you use a balm under it, it just doesn’t work. I really can not tell you guys about whether it transfers or not, bleeds or not because in the first place, the lipstick has to be there on your lips for you to comment on it. And for me, guys, it was barely there.

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With flash

It would take you ages to apply this lipstick. Putting and blending it on, both, my friends, are time-consuming and utterly frustrating.

Pros:
-Pocket-friendly

Cons:
-Poor pigmentation
-Patchy application
-It literally tires you out whilst you apply it

I got mine from www.daraz.pk and it is priced for PKR 225. Let me know if it worked for you in the comments section below :). Thank you for stopping by <3.

P.s: Had a bad lightning day for photos… .

Love,
Zoified

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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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My Hair Story

Hello Earthlings!

Today, I will be talking about my hair story which I posted earlier about. Its a sad one. Sigh. Sad because I am very much fussy when it comes to my hair and when I see a decline in them, my heart skips a beat. Back a few months ago when I was observing Ramadan, I fell ill in the last Ashrah (Last 10 days of Ramadan) and was confined to the bed; unable to even carry off a normal paced conversation let alone the idea of walking.

I don’t usually fall ill, but when I do I make sure I shake up my whole Khandaan (clan) and gets laid for about a month or so. *wicked grin*
Yes, I have this weird thing with me. Back in 2012, I severally fell ill and literally shaken up my entire family because of zero signs of recovery. I remember how my sisters left off their homes and came in to look after me. I remember my mother and sister parading my school for some kind of assistance because my illness led me to miss my O’level final examinations. And trust me when I say, I did not like what was happening. Being a family person, all that hustle and emotional trauma my family were going through distressed me the most. Perhaps, that’s what took a toll over me and I took a heck a lot of time to recover. All thanks to the Almighty, I did recover but after almost a month. However, missed my examinations and lost my confidence for quite a time.

In both of these periods of illness, one thing which came as common was excessive loss of hair. I, by the God’s grace, pretty much own long and healthy hair but if I fall ill, hell breaks loose on my hair first. They get reduced to a few strands and I literally struggle with my wits post hair loss. To me, my hair is a source of confidence and seeing them falling short saddened me like crazy. I just don’t feel good and feel rather cranky if something goes wrong with my hair.

So, what came at my rescue?

Well, 2 simple concoctions changed the game. The tables turned and I pretty much started recovering my hair. ^_^

One out of the two is already on my blog. I shall link it up for you guys HERE. It is a very simple DIY which hands down would prove to be extremely beneficial for your hair. Give it a go and thank me later  in the comments section or at Instagram 😉

The second is a blend of few oils that I am using to overcome the hair loss post my Ramadan illness. It consists of Almond oil, Castor oil and Black seed oil. Below are the three brands I use.

mundial-100-pure-almond-oilAlmond oil has nutrients that help control the hair loss. It is rich in magnesium, zinc and strengthening  vitamins that contributes to a healthy hair growth and guards your hair from falling.
black-seed-front-2Black seed oil (Kalonji), is derived from Black Cumin or Latin name “Nigella Sativa” which is known as “seed of blessing” in Arabic culture. Moreover, the Prophet (P.B.U.H) is reported to have said ,”There is healing in Black Cumin for all diseases except death.” (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:592). Rubbing hair with this strengthens the hair follicles, hence resulting in healthier, shinier and strong hair.
castoroilNearly everyone must be aware of the benefiting properties of Castor oil. It is a widely used oil in this universe, especially as an eyelash serum. This is an all rounder guys! It helps you have richer and darker hair, also prevents split ends as well as hair fall.

Imagine when you mix these three oils. Guys, a wonder is bound to take place!!! It did happen in my case and I am sure, it would in your case too.

Just mix equal proportions of all the three oils. Heat them up for 30 seconds and massage into your scalp. Leave it overnight and rinse as usual. For optimum results, I suggest doing it at least twice a week.

This was my story, what is yours? Share with me 🙂

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