Review: Placenta on my face?!

So a few weeks back, I received a package from Cozynyummy, which is a recent start up business and deals in health and beauty. 

I have been loving my skin these days because of a major skin care routine change. I realised how important it is to look after your skin and give it all the best you can. 
These came in a small pink organza bag! How adorable is it?
I received a few Korean sheet masks. Now, Korean skin care is something that one should definitely try. HAVE YOU SEEN THEIR SKIN?! Its like a smooth canvas of skin. I am absolutely in love with the Korean skincare and their mask sheets. You don't just have the regular products. They come up with the most unique ingredients ever.

So coming back to CozynYummy, they have their own website and an amazon shop too incase you want to make sure where you are spending your money. 

1. Fresh Fruit and Cucumber mask.

You have an important event coming up. But your skin refuses to behave. These masks are going to save you from all the skin disasters. Honey is known for its toxic extraction properties. And what is better than to put a sheet mask on your face full of honey goodness and give your skin a treat?! I used the mask a few hours before our regular date night and my skin was literally glowing. Although you have to use these masks twice a week for a better result, but one application gave me such an amazing result.

Cucumber is known for its soothing properties and for years, people have been using cucumber juice and pulp to make the skin feel more soothed and more elastic. The cucumber mask although didn't make a huge difference, it did give my skin a small spa retreat from all the make up that I have been slapping on.

2. Whitening smart mask & Platinum Essential Mask.

You might think that I am joking but the whitening smart mask from MediHeal was BOMB on my skin! I am not joking. It has a two step process. A mask base which is a gel that needs to be applied and patted in to the skin and then the mask application. This mask has to be used twice a week for a month to see the ultimate results but SERIOUSLY. 

My skin GLOWED! Its not a whitening mask as such that it will change your skin colour (LOL) but it did improve my skins texture and reduce the dullness! The Platinum Essential mask is also from MediHeal and is amazing for fine lines and wrinkles! It did give my skin that elastic loving which only lasted for 48 hours.

3. Placenta and EGF mask.

Can I just take a moment and thank the Lord for 3D masks? They are the MOST well fitting masks EVER. These masks have a small stitching going down in the middle with such a well fit under the chin. Like these masks STAY. They don't slip down AT ALL. 
When in doubt, snapchat filter it. Also, see what I meant by the stitching going through the middle?
Okay so coming back to the workings, the mask have a thick gel essence. Like you can see thick pieces of gel attached to the mask and it made sure that my mask stayed on! 
Obviously with one application, you won't see drastic results, but I can definitely see a little bit of difference! 
I was so scared to put the placenta mask on, but once it was on, it felt like another normal mask! After I took it off, my skin felt SO SO good. I think i am going to order a few more of these and use them more often! 

The EGF or the Epidermal Growth Factor mask is also going in my shopping basket! This mask is meant to repair your skin from acne marks, acne scars and little acne dents in the skin. It heals your skin and restores its properties. And so it did even with one application! I am truly amazed! SO if you are having doubts about buying these, go ahead and BUY them! They work amazingly well!

ScreenTime For Kids - KidloLand App Review.

There is a general confusion on whether to give your child some screen time or not. Whether to limit them for an hour or let them use for more than an hour through out the day. Parents all over the world have a constant worry about technology creating a change in their and the children lives.

My not-so-little child is now three and he loves exploring the iPad. And since he still hasn't gotten a grip on writing with a pencil, we are constantly finding apps that will increase his sensory play and motor skills.

KidloLand is one of the applications that my son has a slightly love and hate relationship with. He loves the app so much that he will spend a whole hour using the it and completely forget to use Youtube kids to watch Ben & Holly.

As a parent, you have to sit down one night and explore the app yourself. Download everything properly and get to know the app. I believe every parent should explore ANY application they download for the children. When I say that this application is loaded, I really mean it. It is PROPERLY loaded with 1000+ activities for kids including 95+ classic nursery rhymes and more than 300+ activities for toddlers. It is aimed for children aged 0-5 years old but a lot of older children like to play along too.

My Verdict?

The best thing about this application is that you can use the features offline. This works for me because one, I don't have to give him my phone to use the data to access the application and secondly he doesn't have access to youtube kids to watch a lot of apparently child friendly but trashy video. But instead he uses the application to learn phonics, listen to stories, tracing alphabets that increase his educational qualities.

My Son's Verdict?

When I said that Azlan has a love hate relationship with this application, I meant that the application is slightly slower than the rest of the applications. The tracing of the alphabets is a little bit too slow for Azlan and he gets bored of dragging his fingers all the time to complete the alphabet. So that is the only thing that he doesn't really like.

Because I have introduced story time to Azlan, he loves reading them himself (he apparently repeats the stories like a parrot). But with this application, he can listen to stories and I tell you, he LOVES to listen to the stories, which also gives me a breather and ideas for bedtime stories.
He loves creating the snow man, decorating the christmas tree, popping shapes, opening boxes full of surprises learning months and weeks of the year and a lot more.

Total Verdict?

You have GOT to get this application! I have never been so happy with screen time! 

You can use these links to download the application whether you are an iOs user or an android user:

Disclaimer: I was given a years worth free subscription in exchange for the review. All opinions posted are my own. 

A Girl's Guide To A Home Emergency Kit

There are so many times when you wished you had a certain product at home that could've saved you from an embarrassing moment. You keep an emergency kit in the car. An emergency kit in your handbag but you never think about keeping one in your home. Why? Because you have access to things at home right? But what if you run out of those accessible products in your home only? This is where a home emergency kit comes in.

Want to know what to add to this kit? Here is a list:

1. Dry shampoo/ Hair colourant.

I can't seem to count the numerous occasions I have had to wash my hair and blow dry it in a manic rush. How many times have I wished that I had picked up that dry shampoo and I could have saved so much time without washing my hair and concentrated more on my makeup and actually putting an outfit together.

Recently, a lot of companies have started introducing temporary spray colourants, which, if you ask me, is absolutely GENIUS. How many times have you had to cover your hair with your eyeshadows? Or wished you had taken an early hair dye appointment? Then my dear friend, this is where this genius product comes in. Hitting the late 20's comes with grey hair and frequent hair dyeing. And I have saved myself from so many embarrassing hair disasters with this temporary hair colourant.

2. Tweezers/Depilatory Strips/Razors.

I know we all have razor backups and what not. But I have read so many frantic cries from fellow girls where they had a body hair emergency. If you don't own an epilator or sometimes when you are like me and always forget to charge yours, then you NEED to keep these products in this kit.

Anytime you're doing your makeup and suddenly see the stray eyebrow hair just chilling around? Tweeze. Saving that moustache for no shave November? Depilatory strips. Decided to quickly change your outfit to a sleeveless one? Or a pretty skater dress? Razor it.

3. Mask Sheets.

I make sure that I have a few mask sheets excess in stock. I always buy mask sheets to keep some handy. But incase I run out, the one in the kit will always come to the rescue.

I make it a point that anytime I have to attend a big event, I put on a mask so that my skin is literally glowing like a firefly's bum. So, if you ever feel that your skin is looking like a cracked Sahara Desert, these masks will come in handy.

4. Hygiene.

We often forget the main thing that builds up one's personality. Even if we bathe in our favourite perfume after dressing up, we do need a deodorant. Always make sure to keep one in your kit just in case you run out of your current one. I LOVE men's deodorants. The sweet smelling stuff is totally not my game.

Sanitary napkins, tampons and disposable underwear should always be a part of this kit.

5. Basic items.

You never know when you might need to wear a cold should top and run out of transparent bra straps. Always keep a packet of bra straps handy. Smaller things but important ones like safety pins, lint roller and band-aids should ALWAYS be kept in this kit.

I can not even begin to tell you how many times this kit has come to my rescue. And I have also made sure that my mother and my sisters have one at home too! What else would you add to the kit? Let me know in the comments down below.

Review - Face Inc Masks by Nails Inc.

So if you follow me on Instagram, a few weeks back, I posted a picture of the sheet masks that I got from Boots. They were the sheet masks from Face Inc, owned by Nails Inc.

I was pretty excited to use these because, one, my skin had been acting up lately and secondly, I have seen that sheet masks are easier to put on and a lot less messy and work a treat. Currently, many companies have started introducing sheet masks with some sort of graphic on them and that is really really cool! They have 4 sheet masks in the range.

I bought three sheet masks and they retail at £5 each. Flower Power, Cat Nap and 40 Winks were the three masks I picked up.

Cat Nap - 

Okay the first impression was that, they are harder to put on. If you have a rectangular face shape or a horizontal oval shape, they will be more comfortable to put on. I have a more of a square face shape and it was definitely uncomfortable to keep it on. They didn't cover my nose completely and they just reached about till my chin.

Moving forward, I felt a light tingling sensation on my skin. Not too much though. Not something that I couldn't bear or that it was really annoying me. I knew the mask was working. You are supposed to keep the mask on for 15 minutes and then take it off.

After 15 minutes, I could see that my skin felt fresher and more radiant. I rubbed off the excess liquid on my skin and washed my face about 3 hours later. While I was washing my face, I could feel that my skin had become more softer and more supple. I really liked the feeling. How ever the results lasted only for 24 hours. You need to use these masks regularly to see an actual difference.

The Cat Nap mask is definitely something that one should try before going to a big event or a date.

Flower Power - 

I love the mask because it has my favourite snap chat filter on it! The mask was the same as before though. I had a very uncomfortable feeling keeping it on because it did not cover my entire face.

Coming to the effect of the mask, I must say I really liked this one! I had a little bit of red skin flaring up near my nose and this mask instantly soothed my skin! Like the previous mask, I kept it on for 15 minutes and then massaged the excess liquid and washed my face after 3 hours! This mask really hydrated my skin!

40 Winks - 

I love how this masks look! The eyelashes and the red lipstick are totally my thing!

I wasn't expecting much off of this mask. It did tighten my skin a little bit but nothing major obviously. I am going to pick this mask up again and try it out to see the full results. I absolutely love how they are drenched with the liquid and do not dry out quickly.

So do I like these masks?

These are definitely one of those perk me up masks that you use on your night in or something that you can use before some big event or date like I mentioned above. I don't see myself picking up these masks again for a long term use. I will definitely pick up the 40 Winks mask to see the full effects. I might pick them up when I am feeling down and my skin needs a little cheering up!

5 Ultimate Festive Season Hacks For Your Home.

Amongst the sadness in this world through out the year, I am grateful for December. The joy that this festive month brings is just amazing! Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, National Cookie Day/National Maple Syrup day/National Fritter Day, Japanese Emperor's Birthday, New Years Eve, New Years, Boxing day and so many others! And with so many holidays and festive occasions, you are bound to just LOVE the festive season, right?

I know there are so many things that go out when you are planning for the festive season, you need to come up with tips and tricks that help you with your decor! And I have got some really cool ones!

1. Saving Space.

We all don't want the over bearing christmas decorations to come right on our face as soon as we enter the house, right? Save some space by hanging battery operated fairy lights on window sills or door ways. Fairy lights are great because one, you can put them up anywhere without having to worry about wires and sockets and two, there is so much variety available for fairy lights. You have got copper ones and silver ones and white ones and black ones and snowflake ones, and elephant ones and the list can go on! Check out a few more hacks here. They even have hacks for after the festive season!

2. Make your own snowman!

Three years later, we still haven't had a white Christmas. And its time, we make our own snowman!
Check how to make the coolest snowman here.

3. Designer Candles.

Come on now! You do not have to buy expensive looking candles for £50 when you can easily make your own! Just buy block candles and you can vamp them up making them look like proper designer candles! Take a look here and find your perfect decor!

4. Creative Door ideas.

Wreaths are so yesterday! Although they give the best traditional look but you can always change your door decor and do something different. Like make a rustic wreath with mason jar lids! To know more check them out here.

5. Table Decor.

I really really love a good table decor! It feels just like home and so cosy and really really personal. You can use so many things to set the table and make it look like you have actually spent a lot but you know you have DIY-ed it. Check more table decor hacks here.

Do you have any festive season hacks? Let me know down below!

This is a collaborative post.

The Fashion Edit - Winter Comfort.

Red top, £7.85 / Pea coat, £71 / Blue jeans, £28 / Vintage shoes, £21 / New Look quilted handbag £9

I love winter to no bounds! To snuggling up in cosy clothing and the coffee binge and just being lazy all day is the best thing ever.

I am not a fan of peeling off layers so I live in layers all the time. And obviously, I prefer pain over comfort. You will now never see me in heels anymore (I got lost at Canary wharf in 4 inch heels and that was the last of heels in my wardrobe). Sneakers, trainers, flats, are all my thing now.

Metallic shoes are all the rage right now. I got in the game before they were main stream and I loved them! These platform vintage shoes are the bomb! I have now started to wear a little platform in my shoes so I do not look tiny all the time. And these are just the right ones!

Patch work made it big this year! And you could see it on literally every piece of clothing in store. I still haven't managed to get hold of any good patch work jeans but I am definitely going to order the ones mentioned above.

Enamel pins were also big this year! and I loved pimping up my denim jackets with these pins. But since the weather has changed big time, I used these enamel pins to vamp up my cross body bag. I have a classic Chanel bag that I love to bits but I have used it to a bit of extreme and it needed a little change. So, I got funky enamel pins from Primark and totally changed the look of my bag!

I have such a monochrome wardrobe and I desperately need a change. Even though I have been looking into dark colours this year but at least the colours are a break from the greys and blacks. I am totally loving maroons and deep reds this season! They look absolutely chic!

Double breasted/military jackets have ALWAYS been my favourite. Every time I go shopping, I always look around for such coats. They look so flattering on any figure, whether you button it up or leave it open! They have an amazing fit and always go with any casual and formal outfit!

What are your thoughts on comfort trends that have made big this season and are going to stay strong next year too?

The Ultimate Wizarding Geek Gift Guide.


This post is going to be a long one, so you might as well 'Accio Coffee' for yourself!

So since December is upon us, season greetings to everyone! My family and friends keep asking what I want for my birthday, anniversary and all sorts of yearly events. And I keep telling them that I am fine with anything. And I end up getting so many perfumes and clothes and what not. So my dear friends and family, I am sitting down and making a list of what I want for my next birthday. Husband, if you are reading this, please don't waste your time thinking whether I would rather have that perfume or a trip to Harrods with your credit card in my hand. A trip to Hogwarts would be nice too, though.

So here it is! My ultimate wizardry gift guide for all ya muggles.

1. Mirror of Erised.

Could this get any cooler? I mean seriously. Imagine how cool I would look when I pull my compact mirror out of the bag and all the muggles would be wondering what does that mirror do. I see what I desire. That eyeliner on fleek though. You can find the product here.

2. Wizard makeup? What kinda magic is that?

So, recently the internet blew up with the wand makeup brushes! Everyone wanted a set for themselves. But I guess we weren't ready yet. News then came that the brushes were a hoax. Worry not my child.

Seriously, who would not want to keep opening this makeup bag to coat their eyelashes with 10 coats of mascara? Shop the bag here.

You better watch out! They might suck the happiness out of you. But at least you will have hydrated lips. Shop the product here.

LOOK HOW MAGICAL DO THESE LOOK!! My favourite has to be Salazar! Such a 'power hungry Slytherin' shade. Shop the product here.

3. Aguamenti!

If you aren't familiar, Aguamenti creates fresh pure water from the caster's wand. And if you are a gym fanatic or like running up and down Hogsmead, then this sports bottle is meant for you. Shop the product here.

4. A cup of tea, maybe?

Okay so I may not be a coffee addict but give me a hot cuppa tea anytime of the day and I might not cast a freezing spell on you.

I legit sobbed my eyes out when Dobby died. So this mug puts a smile on my face knowing that Dobby was with his friends when he was no more. He was a free elf. Shop the product here.

The Bowtruckle was my favourite after the niffler! As clingy as my little one. The separation issues I had to go through with with my son, were seen in the bowtruckle. Shop the product here.

5. Phone case.

I keep staring at it incase the Thunder bird wants to be set free. Shop the product here.

Its never too late for another harry potter phone case, right? I think I have lost count of how many I have bought and still keep buying! Shop the product here.

7.  Enamel Pins.

This year was the rise of denim jackets over dressed with Enamel pins. And its still on the rise.

This niffler enamel pin is calling my name out. Can I has a pet, please? Seriously. My pet level bar has been raised a bit too high and these guinea pigs no more fascinate me. Shop the product here.

Also, although there are so many Harry Potter enamel pins available in the market now, this one has got to be my favourite. It reminds me of George and Fred and their never ending pranks. And also reminds me of how incomplete George was with Fred. Shop the product here.

8. Clothing. 

You can not go wrong with wizarding clothes. Since winter is upon us, a house scarf would be an absolute favourite! Fandom t-shirts are still the rage and Primark hasn't failed to deliver that. If you are taking a trip to town anytime, do check out Primark's range of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts clothing and I am sure you are going to love it. Shop the slytherin t-shirt here.

9. Candles.

No gift is complete without a candle. Come on now. Yankee candles got no shade over these wizarding candles.

Soy Candles are all the rage right now. And people are loving it! Shop the product here.

You can not just not buy the magizoologist candle when buy buying a present! Shop the product here.

If you are not a Soy candle fan, then these candles are definitely going to make you hand over all the money and buy these in bulk! I am absolutely in love with these candles! Shop the product here.
Psst, even if you are a Mr. Darcy fan, THEY HAVE THEM!!!

I am sure, your Etsy basket is full and your bank account has been damaged. Have fun you little muggles! Until next time!