I know Lavender Oil is more synonymous with its soothing and relaxing properties but I'm here to enlighten you guys today on how it is the best kept secret to getting amazing hair. I'm talking crazy hair growth here (at least in my case). It was a while back when I was sent a box full of natural oils and serums to try out and I wanted to make the most of everything given, so I started Google-ing and that is where I came across the links between Lavender Oil and hair growth.

The benefits are unlimited - following are some that I've experinced myself - 

1. Moisturizes your hair
2. Visible decrease in hair fall
3. Visible decrease in dandruff
4. Enhanced new hair growth

Now you have to be a bit careful when using essential oils. From my research I read that it is always best to use a 'carrier' oil when putting essential oils directly on to the skin which basically means you have to mix your essential oil (any) with a regular oil (olive, coconut etc) and then use it.


I use 100% natural coconut oil and mix anywhere from 4-7 drops in it and apply directly to scalp. Let it sit and shampoo as you normally would, and repeat continously for a good month to see results!

Now coming on to the Lavender Oil itself - there are many in the market, some super cheap (that make me doubt their natural-ness) and some super expensive, which obviously can't be purchased by everyone. That is where Dr Kureshi comes in - offering natural and beneficial products in a price range that everyone can afford. Also a bonus is the quanitity you get, I've been usng mine for over a onth and it doesn't even look like I've used much at all!

To know more about Dr Kureshi, their story and check out the extensive range of products they have, please click HERE!

Website - HERE!

All I kept on wondering during Choti Eid was if society would accept me if I went out without wearing Kundan Khussas that were all the rage and beyond haha. Thanks to a few celebs and the actual pretty-ness of the product - these are selling like hot cakes everywhere, mostly online through Facebook pages though. I did a fair bit of research and found one of the original concept creator of these Khussas and decided to order them in time for Barri Eid - lucky for me, there was a 14th August discount going on so I definetly pounced on the oppurtunity.

What I got in the deal were these stunning Kundan khussas, a pair of payals (anklets) and free delivery for PKR 3000 - which I think is a fair deal since these usually alone sell around the 2500-3000 PKR mark.

The shop I ordered from was Shoes By Uzi (Facebook page HERE!) Dealing with her was super easy and super quick. She asked for my size and told me that with khussas you generally go half a size bigger. I was very unsure of ordering khussas online since they aren't the same as your typical shoe size, BUT the ones I got fit me super perfectly! Couldn't have chosen any better if I tired. The delivery was super quick and I loved the packaging, everything came in pretty green wrap net and then bubble wrapped for extra measure. I will definetly be ordering some more color combination from the shop since the variety is crazy! It's hard to just get one haha.





Falling in love .. with chocolate, all over again thanks to 401 - I mean, go have a look at their page and their jaw-dropping creations before coming back to read this! They're stunning, taste great and are super affordable too - talk about a triple threat haha.

401 is the home-based bakery in Islamabad that will cater to any and all your baking whims and wishes, run by Umair Chaudhry. Over the years, they've built quite the name for themselves and even before I was sent these by the team, I had ordered cakes for my friends bridal shower a while back. Safe to say, I was very pleased!

They're not as frequent updaters on Facebook as they are on Instagram and Snapchat (especially Snapchat) so follow them on these two social media platforms for some drool-worthy cakes all day!

InstagramHERE!
Snapchat - umair1029 (trust me ladies, be ready to be left in awe of these creations)

A little posing never hurt anyone and I wasn't sure how I could show you guys how pretty this delecious gold glittered cake was so I thought I'd pose a bit with it - it's very Bollywood so please scrool down at your own descretion haha. Funny enough - my posing with the cake on my Instagram (view HERE! ) is my most liked Instagram photo of 2016 - guess we desi's do love our posing haha!



So it was a week or so ago that I came home to a stunning black and gold package that had me intrigued at first glance! I opened it up to find some mens shirt by Brumano - a menswear brand that aims to revolutionize and change the concept of online shopping in Pakistan. Indecent times Khaadi, Generation etc have really stepped up their game when it comes to online shopping, but the options for men were sadly still limited. This is where Brumano steps in - not only is their website super easy to navigate and user friendly, their packaging and customer service is on point! If you're ordering for a friend, the back and gold package will definetly be met with appreciation.



After receiving these two amazing dress shirts, I wanted to ensure that they're of great quality before I recommend them to you guys - since I'm a girl and don't really fancy modeling mens wear - I ask a friend to help out and review these for me. His verdict - THESE ARE GREAT! According to him, he loves the material, it has the perfect amount of stiffness but isn't rough at all. These wear great and he loves the designs - said they could be dressed up or down given the occasion! Check out some of the modeling that I forced him to do below haha. He loves the crisp and tailored look and said this was a great gift for any one!



Check out some of the amazing stuff they have on sale HERE! You won't be disappointed. I'd say if you're looking for a present for any male in your life - give this website a chance, I wasn't disappointed at all and you won't be either! You can choose anything - from belts to trousers to shirts - the options are ample! A big thumbs up from my end!



Hi guys! Very recently I reached a fabulous milestone on my blog (5 years of Nayab Loves, yay!) and to celebrate that, I thought I would share some free makeup (who doesn't love that) with you guys! Over the next few days I will be revealing some amazing goodies that you can win. In this giveaway, you will be winning a bunch of makeup goodies - and the best part - they're all Halal certified!

This giveaway is generously sponsored by Masarrat Misbah Makeup - Please support them by liking their Facebook page HERE!


To find out how you can win this - stay tuned on the blog over the next few days! All rules will be revealed only on the blog :)



Hi guys! Very recently I reached a fabulous milestone on my blog (5 years of Nayab Loves, yay!) and to celebrate that, I thought I would share some free makeup (who doesn't love that) with you guys! Over the next few days I will be revealing some amazing goodies that you can win. For this giveaway, you will be winning some amazing (trust me, I've tried these) Swedish skincare goodies! Not only are they great for your skin, they're very natural and the Green Tea Scrub is a favorite of mine! 

To find out how you can win this - stay tuned on the blog over the next few days! All rules will be revealed only on the blog :)