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Shopaholic Reviews : Conatural 🍃

Hello Loves💕

As you are probably aware I have been away on summer☀️ vacations all this time which explains my absence from blogging 😋. However while I was here I continued my hunt for natural🍃 locally made skincare products and starting today I’ll be reviewing all of my favorites and not so favorite products. 

➡️One important thing to note 📝 down : A lot of skincare products here in Pakistan use the term organic🍃 in their labeling even though the ingredients they use are NOT certified organic. At the most the ingredients will be locally sourced but again there is no guarantee of them being 💯 % organic so it’s best to use your own judgment and apply the ” if something sounds to good to be true it isn’t”rule here. 

Ok let’s start with one of the more popular “organic🍃” brands : Conatural .

🍃The company website states they are an ISO 22716 certified company which means their mauufacturing procedures are up to code which is always a good thing. Hopefully it means no ungloved, grimy hands are meddling with your skincare products always a plus➕ for me 💕. 

They claim to use certified organic oils in their products but no where on their products or website does it state where this certification comes from. As far as i know no such organization in Pakistan exists 🇵🇰 that offers certification for products meeting guidelines for being 🍃organic. Come to think of it no such guidelines exist either hmm🤔…  Also since their products don’t display any internationally recognizable certified organic seal(s) I wonder what’s the rationale behind this claim being certified organic 😐. 

Ok moving on to the actual products, they offer a good variety of products ranging from hair and body oils to shampoos, anti aging skincare and face masks and very pretty vintage packaging particularly for their facial skincare. 

I also applaud their choice of colored glass containers which increase the products shelf life while decreasing light degradation of the ingredients. I chose to try three of their products :

🍃The age defying serum is a water based serum with glycerine and aloe. It is a very basic serum that absorbs quickly with no stickiness but other than that it has made no remarkable difference to my skin. I’ll give it a 5/10.

🍃The advance super revitalize cream is supposed to lighten your skin gradually without the use of steroids or harsh bleaching agents. It is supposed to be used nightly and so far I like using it. It goes on non greasy and is very moisturizing. I’ll give it 2 more months to see if it lives up to its lightning claim overall a good basic nighttime moisturizer. 7/10.

🍃The “organic” age defying cream. This has to be the worst product here 😡. It is beyond greasy ! The moment I put it on my face and I swear I put the size of a tiny bead maybe even less and I diluted even that with the age defying serum it made my face  super greasy. I was wiping off beads of sweat 💦 off my face all day I just couldn’t understand it😖. I made my sister who has super dry skin try it thinking maybe it would suit her but she complained of the same thing 😲. 3/10 ( Just because I like the packaging 😉).

Would I try Conatural products again ? I think not. Their prices are quiet steep approx $22 for the face moisturizer and for me the products didn’t deliver. 👎🏻

Have you tried conatural how was your experience?

🍃Next blog post is for a brand I stumbled upon and happened to like a lot Aura.Crafts. Stay tuned for the review coming up soon 😘


Shopaholic gets a fright💀

Hello Loves ❣️

Today I’m going to tell you a story, a freaky story and a true story 😈. So last night I went to bed pretty late ( I’m on vacation don’t judge me 😬).

Before I go to bed I usually keep a bottle of water  💦on my nightstand since my mouth gets very dry in the middle of the night. And since I watch way too many horror movies 🎥 there is no way I’m going out in the middle of the night to become the easy, unsuspecting prey to a psychopath serial killer, a vengeful spirit or restless ghoul.

Getting back to our tale of terror 💀, I woke up around 4 am, groped about in the dark for my water 💦 bottle which I found under the bed empty 😡thanks to the plethora of forever thirsty nieces sleeping over 😴.
Since I couldn’t go back to sleep with a parched throat 🍂and the nieces were sleeping even more deeply than Snow White and Sleeping beauty👑 combined. I braced myself to tackle the impending task alone and after peeping around the door for potential death traps  🌑 tip toed gingerly into the living room. 

It’s a mystery to me how my eyes 👀 even with their pathetic vision suddenly start seeing all sorts of unworldly objects and paranormal activity ☠️ in pitch black darkness. Harmless shadows resemble ominous 👻figures, mundane sounds like the clock ticking sound like echoing 👣footsteps you get the idea….

I hurriedly refilled my bottle willing my mind not to rerun through every single horror movie I had watched. As I made my way across the living room I happened to glance at the window and I literally jumped out of my skin. There pressed against the window was the silhouette of a giant cat sitting perfectly still staring off into the distance. This on a night that was the background of a typical Hollywood horror flick complete with a thunderstorm ⚡️and pouring rain outside. ⛈

If that wasn’t enough to petrify me the cat that had been stationary till then decided to swivel its head and stare straight at me. The sight of two fluorescent slits in a pitch black  room was the last straw I stifled a blood curling scream that was about to explode from me (the last time I had screamed at that sight of a stray cat in my supposedly dark and empty bedroom had resulted in dire consequences : brown people read your mom’s chappal 👡). 

I willed my legs to move which at the first instance of terror turn into two solid pillars of lead incapable of movement. The cat meanwhile was content to sit on its perch and stare at me with those creepy glowing eyes. I finally dragged myself to my room double bolted the door 🚪 dived under the covers and pulled the blanket over my head  frantically reciting every prayer I could recall. 

I want to ask at this point ☝️ why when we are feeling the most terrified do we think that a lifeless piece of fabric aka the blanket or duvet can provide us the ultimate protection against ghosts, 👻ghouls, 💀or knife wielding murderers🔪❓

Plus no matter how hard you try to think 💭 innocent thoughts your mind will determinedly conjure up the things that terrify 💀you the most. Long story short despite the fact that I was sleeping in a room literally littered with nieces sleeping on every available space we could fit a mattress in. I stayed up till sunrise cowering under my blanket, terrified I was going to be attacked by a possesed cat that would apparate into my room and change into a something from a James Wan movie 😱 I think I only dozed off 😴when I saw the sun ☀️ shining through the curtains. 😖 

Have you guys ever had one of those nights when you were scared and couldn’t sleep? Let me know in the comments 😘

💋Shopaholic’s 15 Fun Facts About Me 💋

💋Hey Lovelies ,

 Today’s post is going to bring you up close and personal with your favorite blogger : Me! 😘 haha 😂 ok so maybe I’m not on your top 10 favorite people list yet but maybe this fun fact sheet will change that and get me into the top 💯?

Let’s get started already!

💋1- I don’t wear makeup unless it’s a special occasion. Everyday I’m barefaced and yes that includes most OOTD posts unless I specifically state I’m wearing makeup. Even then it’s limited to tinted moisturizer, lipstick, kohl and blush.

💋2-I love acting would love to make a career out of it someday lol wishful thinking 😋.

💋3- I love buying clothes I mean if I could wear a new outfit everyday that would be the perfect world 🌎 for me 😇

💋4- I hate working out 🏋🏻 but I do it anyway because my body attracts fat like a magnet 😳.

💋5- I wish I had the power to travel back in time and redo some of the things that I messed up 😔.

💋6-I have always wanted to do a cartwheel and a handstand.

💋7- I wish junk food and desserts weren’t fattening. 😋

💋8- I have always dreamed of waking up looking perfectly made up like in the 🎥 movies or in Instagram selfies 💋.Usually when I wake up I look like I’ve been wrestling wild cats all night😾😺.

💋9-I don’t believe in ghosts….except when I’m by myself at night and I’ve watched a horror flick 😳

💋10- I hate wearing heels 👠 if could wear my Tom’s everywhere I totally would 😊.

💋11- I color match my lingerie 😳 it drives me crazy if they aren’t the same color 😖.

💋12- I hate airplane food ✈️whenever I can I always buy myself a sandwich and a muffin( Costa, Paul or Starbucks 😋)to eat on board. (Doesn’t work out so well for long haul flights though 😡).

💋13- I love 💕rose scented anything (perfumes, cosmetics, skincare products 🌹). I recently tested ( more like sprayed it all over myself till the sales person raised her eyebrows) the rose 🌹 scented Oud (Arabic fragrance) from Loccitane and totally loved it 😍. (Hey it was a tester 😳)

💋14- I used to love reading 📖 but I haven’t been enthralled by a book since Harry Potter 😢. (Any recommendations?)

💋15– I am so sick and tired of people going on racist rants and spreading hate and violence just because they think they are entitled on the basis of their skin color which FYI is determined by your genes and not something that makes you superior or that you can change. ( Unless you happen to be Michael Jackson😎).

💋So there it is guys a little bit more about myself. Hope you guys enjoyed reading do let me know in the comments 😘.

Shopaholic Remedies:  Get Rid of Pimples Super Fast!

Hello Loves! 

🌱Today I’m going to share with you guys my remedy for getting rid of the annoying, unwanted skin peeve we all end up facing :  “pimples” 😖. You know the ones i’m talking about : the red, inflamed, painful sometimes filled with icky 😷white bacteria that appear out of nowhere smack in the middle of your face😱. Right before an important event when you are all set to look like a diva👑. 

🌱We’ve all been there 😖…. I for one feel like the moment I get a pimple on my face everything else about me becomes oblivious and the only thing people around me can focus on is that one abnormal growth on me😖. 

🌱No matter how many tricks or home remedies I tried nothing would work read (toothpaste, tea tree oil, mouthwash, ice even garlic 😷). I would have to simply wait for the monstrosity to grow, take its time and sit on my face making me miserable for days. If I tried popping it or squeezing it I would be left with angry looking scars that would take months to fade. 

🌱So coming to the remedy , about two days ago I was sitting watching useless videos about DIY fails on YouTube. When I felt out of nowhere something painful above my lip. Puzzled I went into the bathroom to take a look in the mirror and to my horror I saw a red, inflamed bump starting to form on the left side of my lips 😱. Now the next day I had to be somewhere important and sporting an angry looking pimple, disguised with concealer was not the way I wanted to be. 😡

Which brings us to the remedy, I tried this the night before and the morning after as well and continued till I felt the bump recede and then vanish✨. I was thrilled honestly this was the first time ever that I had been able to prevent a pimple from forming on my face🎉. So let’s get down to the details ✨the products I used were: 

🌱Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey 🍯 Glyolic Mask,

🌱Alba Botanica Deep Clean Astringent

🌱Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Clarifying Blemish Gel.

🌱Start by applying the glyolic mask, making sure it covers the blemish. 🌱Let dry about 10 mins the mask will sting a bit depending on your skin type. The glyolic mask contains pumpkin enzymes and manuka honey 🍯 that slough off dead skin cells and impurities. Wash off and follow with the astringent toner. 🌱The toner consists of salicylic acid that prevents breakouts. Finally apply the blemish gel with extracts of tea tree and witch hazel helps heal existing pimples and prevents new ones from forming. 🌱So there you have it guys my tried and tested remedy for getting rid of pimples fast⚡️. How do you guys deal with breakouts? Share your remedies/tips with me right here 😘

Until next time xoxo💋.

ShopaholicBlogs Getting To Know Me: 15 Fun Facts You Never Knew 💋

💋Hey Lovelies , 

Today’s post is going to bring you up close and personal with your favorite blogger : Me! 😘 haha 😂 ok so maybe I’m not on your top 10 favorite people list yet but maybe this fun fact sheet will change that and get me into the top 💯?

Let’s get started already!

💋1- I don’t wear makeup unless it’s a special occasion. Everyday I’m barefaced and yes that includes most OOTD posts unless I specifically state I’m wearing makeup. Even then it’s limited to tinted moisturizer, lipstick, kohl and blush.

💋2-I love acting would love to make a career out of it someday lol wishful thinking 😋.

💋3- I love buying clothes I mean if I could wear a new outfit everyday that would be the perfect world 🌎 for me 😇

💋4- I hate working out 🏋🏻 but I do it anyway because my body attracts fat like a magnet 😳.

💋5- I wish I had the power to travel back in time and redo some of the things that I messed up 😔.

💋6-I have always wanted to do a cartwheel and a handstand.

💋7- I wish junk food and desserts weren’t fattening. 😋

💋8- I have always dreamed of waking up looking perfectly made up like in the 🎥 movies or in Instagram selfies 💋.Usually when I wake up I look like I’ve been wrestling wild cats all night😾😺.

💋9-I don’t believe in ghosts….Execpt when I’m by myself at night and I’ve watched a horror flick 😳

💋10- I hate wearing heels 👠 if could wear my Tom’s everywhere I totally would 😊.

💋11- I color match my lingerie 😳 it drives me crazy if they aren’t the same color 😖.

💋12- I hate airplane food ✈️whenever I can I always buy myself a sandwich and a muffin( Costa, Paul or Starbucks 😋)to eat on board. (Doesn’t work out so well for long haul flights though 😡).

💋13- I love 💕rose scented anything (perfumes, cosmetics, skincare products 🌹). I recently tested ( more like sprayed it all over myself till the sales person raised her eyebrows) the rose 🌹 scented Oud (Arabic fragrance) from Loccitane and totally loved it 😍. (Hey it was a tester 😳)

💋14- I used to love reading 📖 but I haven’t been enthralled by a book since Harry Potter 😢. (Any recommendations?)

💋15I am so sick and tired of people going on racist rants and spreading hate and violence just because they think they are entitled on the basis of their skin color which FYI is determined by your genes and not something that makes you superior or that you can change. ( Unless you happen to be Michael Jackson 😎).

So there it is guys a little bit more about myself. Hope you guys enjoyed reading do let me know in the comments 😘.

Until next time xoxo 💋.

🍃Shopaholic product review: Phyto 9 Ultra Dry Hair Day Cream🍃

 Hola Bloggers!
🍃Hows everyone doing? 😘 It’s time for another product review ✨ I have been struggling with dry, frizzy visit ever since I moved to the UAE, dry 🔆weather, humidity and my hair just make for a bad equation 🍂. So for the two years I’ve been here I’ve been constantly switching between shampoos, conditioners and leave ins trying to find something that would tame my suddenly ferocious👹 mane.
🍃I have been a big fan of Phyto hair products and have found using them in conjunction with my other hair products to work best to keep my hair in check.

🍃I had been searching for this particular product: The Ultra Dry Hair Phyto 9 for the longest time here. It’s one of my favorites from the line.

🍃This is a leave in cream that consists of 9 plant extracts : macadamia oil, soybean, burdock, calendula, sage , St. John’s wart, willow, rosemary and mallow.

🍃You get 1.7 oz which lasts me about a month and I have a lot of hair 😳. Plus you only need about two dime sized squirts to cover all your hair (in my case). It can be applied to both damp or dry hair and you can heat style your hair or leave it to air dry. 

🍃It has a very mild pleasant scent, and a light texture like a lotion almost. It absorbs instantly in your hair without any stickiness. 
🍃Post application my hair instantly felt softer and moisturized and a lot less frizzy and this is when I chose to air dry it. If you heat style your results might be better. 

🍃I would absolutely recommend this product if you have dry, damaged or frizzy hair. It’s all natural and free from all the nasties (parabens, sulphates) and it actually delivers what it promises 😱.

🍃Have you tried any Phyto products? which ones would you recommend? 

Until next time xoxo 💋

💋Shopaholic’s Miranda Sings Award!💋

image.jpegLet me start by thanking😘 the lovely Pink Apple💖blog for nominating me for the💋Miranda Sings Award💋! It’s such an honor to be nominated for these awards it shows your appreciation and support for my blog and I am so thankful💟 to all the lovely people who take time out to read my mad rants❣ and like them 😇💗!

Blogger awards👑 are not only a way to showcase✨ new bloggers and their work but also grow the blogging community 💞! So let’s get nominating but first here are the rules💫

🎗Announce🎉 your nomination with a post, including a link to the blogger who nominated you.
🎗Include the featured image on your blog.
🎗List seven7️⃣ things you love about yourself (e.g. your appearance, personality, achievements, etc.), but don’t use negative comparisons.

🎗Nominate other bloggers for the award and notify them.🎉

7️⃣ ➕💖things about moi😇

1✨I am a loyal, annoyingly by your side till the end friend💟

2✨I have a very forgiving nature 💗

3✨I love that I can laugh at myself 😆

4✨I love that I am able to enjoy even the simplest things in life and get joy 🌸out of them.

5✨Physical features I love 😳 , umm someone once told me I had beautiful doe like eyes, so I guess one feature would be my eyes. Second my lips 💋 I’ve been told I’m lucky to be able to go without lipstick and I guess my hair 💓. (I kept feeling like I was going to break into a chant of mirror mirror on the wall during this bit  😳😳).

6✨I love that I still find myself wishing for a miracle after being hit in the face time and time again that they don’t exist 😇.

7✨I always try to see the best in people and not hold their past mistakes against them.

Whew that was hard! 💫Ok now for the nominees!

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🎉Congrats! To all the nominees ! Can’t wait to see your posts!

Until next time xoxo💋!

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