Friday, 28 November 2014

Jo's Organic Beauty: Chocolate Face Scrub.

(Picture Credits: Faryal Pechuho/Curls & Cookies)

What does Jo's Organic Beauty say about their products?
These are natural skincare products that gives you healthy skin & radiant glow from within.Loaded with skin loving nutrients. The ingredients in all our products are finely handpicked & 100% organic.

Jo's Organic Chocolate Face Scrub comes in a plastic tub. Have you ever smelled oven hot, freshly baked chocolate fudge brownies? This scrub is going to smell EXACTLY THE SAME! I have never ever loved smelling a beauty or skin care care product as much as I love smelling this Chocolate Face Scrub. It literally smells like real choco fudge brownies. And it's so tempting that trust me when I say I literally feel like tasting it! haha.
Okay so moving on to the review, I didn't like the packaging of this face scrub much since I believe it is not travel friendly. Plus I prefer tube packagings more because they lessen the amount of product wasted. 
The granules of this face scrub are not very harsh on the skin. The product is enough to last for a good three to four months. The product description says that this product is best for combination skin type which is more on the dry side but since I have combination skin type with more on the oily side I believe it works equally good for my skin too. I use it twice-thrice a week. If you have sensitive skin, do not use it more than twice weekly. 
Now the results: this scrub makes my skin SUPER soft and smooth. So much so that I don't even need to apply a moisturiser after scrubbing my face. Over the time I have noticed it makes my face glow with every use. I wouldn't really agree with the claim that it prevents blemishes and wrinkles, since I haven't noticed any instant results for my blemishes. But then again, every product needs time to work. And so I'll keep using it untill I finish the whole jar. 
I would definitely recommend this scrub to you, if you're struggling with dry flaky skin or oily skin both. This can be a very good winter product as it moisturises skin deeply and effectively. 

Price & Availability: I bought this product online from, Jo's Organic Beauty Facebook Page. Worth PKR 500.

Points in favour: 

  • The quantity of the product is enough to last for a good three to four months. 
  • Smells heavenly. 
  • Granules of the scrub are not very harsh on the skin. 
  • Good for dry as well as oily skin type. 
  • Makes skin super soft & smooth. 
  • Can make an amazing winter product for people struggling with extremely dry and flaky skin. 
  • Price is reasonable. 

Points not in favour:

  • Packaging is not travel friendly.
  • Not available at local drug stores. Can only be bought online. 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Jo's Organic Beauty: Clay Mask.

(Picture Credits: Faryal Pechuho/Curls & Cookies)

What does Jo's Organic Beauty say about their products?
These are natural skincare products that gives you healthy skin & radiant glow from within.Loaded with skin loving nutrients. The ingredients in all our products are finely handpicked & 100% organic.


This clay mask comes in a plastic pouch, containing about 100gms of the product. It's a gray coloured mask in the form of powder. Comes with instructions on how to make & use the mask along with brief details about the properties of this clay mask.
Okay so the first thing is that, I am not very happy with the packaging. And it would have been so much better if it came in a plastic jar/tub instead of a plastic pouch. So the first thing I had to do was to transfer the entire product in to an empty jar. This way it was easier for me to use & work with, without creating a mess. 
One thing which I have noticed while preparing this mask is that for some unknown reasons the clay mask doesn't blend in to a proper paste like form, no matter how much water quantity I adjust, it always & always ends up with those clay lumps and they are very difficult for me to work with. I usually use Rose water to make this mask but have also used tap water. And in both the cases, it just doesn't make in to a good, thick paste. 
Now the results: I'm extremely amazed by the results of this mask! I honestly never thought it would work much for me as a lot of local masks do not work for me. But this one has to be different definitely. The moment I took off the mask and washed my face, voila! My face looked so bright & clearer than before. It looked very clean. I closely looked for my blackheads and I was shocked to see that it did work to remove them to some extent too. I wouldn't say that all my blackheads were gone but yes it cleared up a lot of them! So this mask basically draws out all the dirt and impurities from the pores thus making my face look cleaner than before. 
I would definitely recommend this mask to you, if you're someone who is struggling with a lot of blackheads & some acne since it does reduce acne over the time too. I get occasional zits & pimples and so far this mask has worked by resolving my acne issue. Although I'm not sure about how good this will work for all-year round acne prone skin. But this definitely is worth a try in my opinion!
I use this mask once weekly. The mask dries up on my face pretty quickly, within ten to fifteen minutes. Easily removed with water.

Price & Availability: I bought this mask online, from Jo's Organic Beauty Facebook Page. Worth PKR 500 for 100gms.

Points in favour:

  • The quantity of the clay mask is enough to last you for two to three months.
  • The mask works pretty efficiently in clearing out all the dirt & impurities from the pores, making face appear clearer and cleaner than before. 
  • Works for my occasional zits & pimples by resolving them. 
  • Price is super reasonable.
  • Makes a good home based weekly cleansing & detoxifying mask
  • Good for all skin types, particularly combination to oily skin type.

Points not in favour:
  • Packaging is not at all good.
  • Not available at local drug stores. Can only be bought online.
  • The mask doesn't blend in to a good thick paste for some reason. And always end up with a few thick clay lumps.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Daraz.Pk Launches Luxury Brand Watches by Michael Kors, Burberry &Emporio Armani.

Hello peeps! I'm here with some mind blowing news for you all. I'm sure we're all aware of the Pakistan's leading online shopping website, aren't we? brings us some really exciting news, yet again! Hold on tight, this might make you fall off your seats and go all crazy, haha!

Popular International Luxury brands like Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Burberry will now be available online on! All the brand conscious, fashion lovers will now be able to get their favourite luxury brand watches right on their doorsteps via is going to be launching some more international luxury brands in near future.

With, who says shopping for international luxury brands here in Pakistan is not easy, eh? 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fashion Pakistan Week Autumn/Winter 2014.

The most awaited & thrilling event of the year is here, yet again! Fashion Pakistan Week brings it's second fashion week of the year 2014. This time the destination is Karachi. Gear up Karachites, the fun is about to begin!

Fashion Pakistan Week holds two fashion weeks every year based on different seasons; Spring/Summer & Autumn/Winter. The event will take place from 25th-27th November, 2014. It is going to be a three day event. Apart from this, another event called MILLENNIAL Fashion show which was formerly known as GenEX, will take place prior to the Fashion week on 22nd November, 2014. This event is basically a platform for new emerging designers to showcase their talent and hard-work and make it through to the Fashion Pakistan Week. Venues for both the events will be different.

Designers displaying their work & talent at Fashion Pakistan Week Autmn/Winter 2014 include; Aamna Aqeel, Ayesha Farooq Hashwani, Adnan Pardesy, Deepak Perwani, DnF, Emraan Rajput, Faraz Mannan, FnkAsia, Ishtiaq Afzal Khan, Gul Ahmed, Levis, Maheen Karim, Maheen Khan, Nauman Arfeen, Nida Azwer, Sadaf Malaterre, Sana Safinaz, Sanam Chaudhri, Shehla Chatoor & Zaheer Abbas.

Official Makeup Stylist for all three days of the event is NABILA (N-Pro & N-Gents).

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Makeup Revolution: Redemption Palette Iconic 2 (Review+Swatches).

Swatches WITHOUT a primer.

Swatches WITHOUT a primer.
(Picture Credits: Faryal Pechuho/Curls & Cookies)

What does Makeup Revolution claim about this product?
THE ultimate 
palettes with ultra high payoff.

A perfect mix of pearl, shimmer & matte shades. Totally collectable and a pure sellout!

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 has a total of 12 shades in it as you can appreciate in the picture above. The shades are not named or even numbered.
Comes in a plastic pan with a transparent lid. Packaging is not very sturdy and thus not travel friendly. It comes with a double ended sponge applicator for the purpose of application of the eye shades. 
This palette contains all earthy, neutral colors. From browns to nude to black, all in one palette. Starting off with the pigmentation, the colors are fairly pigmented. I wouldn't really say that they are packed with pigmentation. When applied without an eye primer/base they are fairly pigmented and when applied over an eye primer/base they appear slightly more pigmented. There's not much of the fall out in the pan to be honest. There is some fall out though, but considering the price this palette comes in and the other pros I think I can let that part go.
This palette consists of both matte as well as shimmer shades. Shades 1,5 & 12 (from L to R) are the only matte ones and the rest are all shimmery. This is a bit of a turn off for me since I am not someone who would like to wear shimmery eyes most of the times. So this might not be your to-go palette for a day time look. Although this is my current-to-go palette for an evening, night-out look. 
One thing I would want to mention here is that this palette is said to be the dupe for the famous Urban Decay Naked Palette 2! But since I don't own the latter, I can't really compare the two. 

Price & Availability: 

Currently you can only find Makeup Revolution products online on (If you live in Pakistan). If in any other part of the world, you may get the palette online from Makeup Revolution's Website here. This palette is worth PKR 950 or £4.00.

Points in favour:
  • Budget friendly. 
  • Contains all neutral, earthy colors which can create variety of different eye looks.
  • Fairly pigmented. 
  • Slightly more pigmented when applied over an eye primer/base.
  • Longevity is fairly good when applied with an eye primer.
  • Comes with a double-ended sponge applicator.
  • Amazing for people who love shimmery eye looks more.

Points not in favour:
  • Not available at local drug stores across Pakistan.
  • Packaging is not travel friendly in my opinion.
  • Has only three matte shades. Rest all are shimmer shades.
  • There is moderate amount of fall out in the pan, which can make the pan all messy. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Color Studio Bloggers Meet & Greet.

Color Studio Giveaway boxes for the bloggers.

Makeup goodies (newly launched) for the bloggers at the event.

Kohl Addict customized cake at the event.

Team Color Studio Professional; Farah Shahid & Sobia.

Me along with fellow bloggers at the event.

Won these Color Studio Nail Lacquers in Espresso & Antique at the bloggers meet-up.

Color Studio Professional, organised it's first ever bloggers meet-up on October, 25, 2014 on the launch of their new, star product "Kohl Addict Black Kajal Pencil" along with the launch of few others; Hypnotic Curve Mascara, Lash Obsession Mascara, Eye Stylist & Hypno Eyeliner.
The meet-up was held at Cafe 44, Karachi, Pakistan. Bloggers from Pakistan's Beauty Blogger Community were present at the meetup. 
Team Color Studio, which included Farah Shahid, who happens to be the Brand Manager Color Studio Professional & Sobia, who is the Makeup Consultant for the brand, gave a detailed introduction on the newly launched products, emphasising on the key ingredients of each. 
This was followed by, high tea served to the bloggers and picture/selfie sessions and not to forget the exciting game part! To make the meet-up one fun event, team Color Studio arranged a fun quiz for the bloggers where they were generously given gifts (Color Studio Nail Lacquers) on each correct answer. Guess what, I won two of those nail lacquers! :D 
And the best part is yet to come, the giveaways! Bloggers were given Color Studio Makeup goodies which included the newly launched products in a cute, nicely decorated black box wrapped with a silver ribbon on the top! 

Reviews on the newly launched Color Studio Professional products will be published on the blog soon.