The Best Of 2015 On Instagram


As the year wraps up, I'm glad I instagrammed some of the amazing things I got unto this year! Here are the 9 most liked images from my Instagram account - I had completely forgotten about some of these images haha :) You can make your own HERE!

The Best Winter Fragrance


A year on from the launch of the musk-y and mysterious Red Musk scent, the Body Shop has released a Black Musk* version - a better and understated version of the Red Musk version in my opinion. If the predecessor was a bit too strong for your liking, you'll be delighter to know that this one is just perfect as an all day perfume! 

The ravishing blends of Bambinella pear and black vanilla notes are seductively sweet and sexy for autumn and winter whether you want to spritz on some before you head out to work or want to tuck it in your bag for a night out. If you're like me and are a sucker for the almost-classic Lady Million, you'd be all over this latest release from Body Shop. I've tried three of their perfumes from the 'Musk' range and have to say, this one is the best hands down. 

All in all, from the packaging to the long-lasting scent and 'sexy-ness' in this perfume make it a must buy if you're looking into getting to know more about the Body Shop perfumes. With this version, I believe they have placed themselves on par with other major perfume retailers. If there's only one perfume you will be purchasing this winter, let it be this one. It really is that good, and more. 

Price - PKR 6070 for 50ml

Check out my reviews for other Body Shop perfumes :)

White Musk Libertine - HERE!
Forbidden Flower - HERE!
Red Musk - HERE!

*Press Sample

All Natural Dry Shampoo

Here's a little over view of my hair and what it makes me go through. First off, I have thin, super fragile hair (thanks genetics) that falls like there's no tomorrow. Second, I have an oily scalp and here's a simple formula- oily scalp + thin hair = greasy hair the very next day after shampooing. Now the third issue, which is a pet peeve of mine, oily hair. I CANNOT bear having oily hair so what that results in is me washing my hair every single day which leaves it dull, lifeless, limp and let's not forget my hair falls even more than Niagara Falls (Excuse the last sentence, it fails to make sense even in my head) So after some thinking I decided to get myself a dry shampoo hoping that it would suck away the second-day-hair greasiness and I won't have to shampoo my hair everyday. Let's see if my little hair dream came true. 

So the question is, does this non-traditional 'powder' dry shampoo work or is it a gimmick? It does work when it comes to volumizing and hiding away oily roots but I'm still left with a weird oily-hair feeling (in my head, because I know I haven't shapoo'ed haha). I feel like it leaves my hair very dry to the touch and leaves behind a white cast on your hair if you're not careful and over apply, which takes quite a while to get rid of haha. I've seen this work magically for my cousin, who can go 3-4 days without washing her hair, and only using this in between. Her hair is always volumized, fresh looking and generally amazing so even though this product actually does what it claims to for me, I've seen it perform much better on other people's hair and I'm seriously bummed that it won't work the same way for my poor hair :( 

So basically the delicious grape fruit smelling powder does mattify your oily hair and give a bit of volume like it claims, just be careful not to over do it. The greatest pro for this product is that if it does work for you then you seriously get your money's worth and more since I've been using this since September at least once or more a week and it looks like I have never, ever used it. It's like LUSH is magically re-filling whatever I'm using up haha. 

Availability- LUSH Stores. 
Pakistan- Online FB pages, I got mine from Dhanak. 
Price- PKR 1200 (approx) 6-7 Pounds. 

Have you tried any dry shampoos? Which ones are your favorite? Any remedies to cure an oily scalp? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, tc.

The Perfect Winter Mani

Simple white nail varnish - I swear this is really under rated! I was a bit apprehensive about applying only white poish on my nails, since usually I top it up with some nail art and stickers, I'm glad I didn't . You know the sophistication and chic-ness that all nail bloggers talk about that accompany simple white nails, well it's very true! I love white polish, I love white nails! I achieved the look by applying the L'Oreal Color Riche nail polish in 857 Chantilly Lace*. I love this nail polish, two coats and maximum opacity plus the brush is also very easy to use, especially if you have shaky hands like me haha!

What do you think of white nails? Let me know in the comments below :)

Easy Chocolate Face Mask

What’s better than a chocolate face mask to indulge in some ‘ Me Time ‘ – This mask is super simple since it requires only two ingredients, and chances are, they’re both somewhere in your kitchen cabinet. 
After making this mask I stored it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to let it cool it since it was a HOT day. I can’t describe how soothing it felt. While the mask comes off with a bit of difficulty after application, I loved how soft and nourished it left my skin! 


1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp organic honey
Water as required


Step 1: Blend the cocoa powder with the honey. Be patient when it comes to this part since blending cocoa powder with honey is no easy feat. Add a couple of drops of water/orange juice to aid in the mixing.  Keep mixing until the mixture looks like melted chocolate.

Step 2: Clean your face with lukewarm water. Dab dry and then apply the mask evenly all over your face,  except on the eye and lip area. Relax for 15-20 minutes and let the mask do its magic.

Step 3: Wash off with lukewarm water and dab dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer.
You’re done! For a video demonstration on how to make this mask, follow @nayabloves on Instagram

Top Picks For The Perfect Pink Pout For Desi's

I’m the kind of person who is always going through some phase or another when it comes to my lip colors – either I’m rocking a vampy shade all day long or going for the palest, nudest lipsticks available. Somewhere in between the vamps and nudes, my heart gravitates towards rocking a pink pout. Check out my top picks that are fail-safe for a pink pout that any desi woman can rock without looking like you’re trying too hard.

Rimmel Apocalips in Apocalyptic - Review here!

Essence Stay Matt Lip Cream in Smooth Berry - Review here!

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Cherry Picking - Review here!

Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop - Review here!

Here are the swatches in order of appearance - Rimmel Apocalips, Essence Stay Matt, Wet n Wild Mega Last & Revlon Lip Butter.

What is your all time favorite bright pink lip color? Let me know in the comments below x

Affordable Concealer Haul

I'm big on concealers, they're one makeup product that I just cannot live without. With super intense and horrific under eye circles that are almost bordering on being black since they're so dark, I'm always using up my concealers like there's no tomorrow. In a situation like this, drugstore councilors are the way to go for me since I can keep on purchasing them over and over again without breaking my student budget bank haha. Have you tried any of these? 

1. NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer 
2. NYX Intensely Water Proof Concealer 
3. NYX HD Concealer 
4. Maybelline Master Concealer 
5. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

Save A Life!


Sometimes we do not realize that it is the smallest of things that tend to bring us down. Who knew Diarrhea was such a leading cause of so many deaths in our country? Why should such a staggering number of children and people suffer due to something that is so incredibly easy to avoid! Find out all you need to be about the great work being done to curb Diarrhea  below J

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), manufacturers of Dettol, and Plan International Pakistan, a developmental sector organization, have collaborated to design and test a new approach to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea amongst under-five children by improving the health, hygiene and sanitation conditions. Today, December 8, 2015 RB and Plan have jointly launched an innovative behaviour changing campaign, “Save a Child a Minute” in Pakistan. The vision is to stop deaths from diarrhoea by empowering women and creating wealth for local communities.

Alarmingly, diarrhoea is the second leading cause of deaths among under-five children. It kills 53,000 children annually, in Pakistan (PDHS 2013). Research also suggests that children who suffer two to three diarrhoeal episodes and survive diarrhoea in the initial two years of their life are vulnerable to malnutrition. 

Representatives from the government and Planning and Development Commission were quoted as saying:

“This is a brilliant and innovative initiative towards eradicating diarrhoea and a stepping stone for public-private partnerships to improve health conditions and empower local communities. The best part is that it is in line with the government vision project 2025. Currently the government is collaborating for the pilot, it can further look into jointly upscaling the campaign at a national level.”

Rashid Javed, Country Director Plan International Pakistan with his remarks:

“Based on our experience of Sanitation Marketing we are now moving forward to test a new model of women entrepreneurship. The model is based on helping communities to adopt improved hygiene behaviours and sustaining them through a sustainable supply chain. Establishing a system of supply and demand and linking it with women entrepreneur/Women hygienist is an idea which will ultimately help these women to earn their livelihood while helping their communities to promote health by adopting improved behaviours for water, sanitation and hygiene.”

Shahzeb Mehmood, CEO RB Pakistan highlighted the key points of the project, during his speech he stated:

“RB has always aimed to provide healthier homes and happier lives through trusted brands such as Dettol, Mortein, Harpic and many more. This global initiative simultaneously being run in Pakistan, Nigeria and India seeks to eradicate diarrhoea and improve general health and hygiene of the low-income consumers by habit change. Through global research and technology, RB designed a low-cost antibacterial soap under the Dettol brand, a complete new formulation specifically for this purpose. The aim is to interactively educate consumers about health and hygiene, provide them with affordable health and sanitary solutions (by RB and other private companies such as Shan Foods, Searle, Peak Freans and Santex) and in the process empower local women who will sell these products door-to-door.”

For the next 6 months, in the pilot phase of the campaign, RB and Plan will cover 600 households in Dhori, a village in Sargodha. Based on the learnings from this pilot, “Save a Child a Minute” will then be scaled up nationally by RB and Plan in close coordination with the federal and provincial government to support the Government’s Vision 2025 project.

About RB

RB is the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company with operations in over 60 countries. With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. Today it is the global No. 1 or No. 2 in the majority of its fast-growing categories, driven exceptional innovation. Its health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by global Powerbrands including Dettol, Mortein, Harpic, Veet, Gaviscon and many more. RB is set to redefine the world of consumer health and hygiene with exceptional employees committing to highest quality standards.

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