My Surprise Box – The FIRST Beauty Box in Mauritius ♡


Have you ever watch these YouTube video or read blog posts about these beauty boxes which contains all kind of sample size makeup and skin care products? I have and always wished that such company should open in our little island. Well, guess what? It finally happened! We have our own Beauty Box!!!


Don’t know what My Surprise Box is? I’ll tell you a little more about how it works! My Surprise Box is a monthly makeup/beauty/skincare/ accessories subscription box. Every month a cute box of makeup arrives at your door. You can choose the type of subscription you desire, starting as from 1 month to 12 months). The price also ranges from Rs.985 per month to more interesting offers for longer subscriptions.

Tempted yet to try the box? 


This month’s beauty box hit the theme “Independent Women“. I love how the box is inspired by two powerful days:  Mauritius recently celebrated it’s 50th Independence Day on the 12th March and we all celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March.


Beautifully and carefully tied with a ribbon, I couldn’t wait to open my box right away when the postman rang my door. It was the hardest thing ever to wait a whole day and night, to finally open it on camera. Watch the video here.

I haven’t tried any of the products yet, except for the perfume which I tried on camera. It smells DIVINE, my mom wants to steal it from me already. Be sure to check my March Favourites at the end of the month/beginning of April- and maybe one or two of the products will be featured in it.

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Until then, I will leave you with close-ups, names and shade of the products I received in My Surprise Box.

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From right to left:

  1. La Nouvelle Eau de Toilette Pure, de Archmics. 
  2. Mini Hand Cream from Clinique
  3. Lotion/Toner – L’Eau Extraordinaire Rose-Bio from Melvita
  4. Mini Liquid Lipstick from NYX, Lip Lingerie in the shade “Bedtime Flirt”

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2018-03-17 09.06.48 1 6.Soap from Lux Resorts- Pain au The Vert, Citron Vert et Gingembre 

7. Soap from In’Fusion Vintage Soap in “Honey Moon”

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8. A hand-made bracelet in the shape of Mauritius Island by Off M.

** Bonus: I also got 2 vouchers from Lux Grand-Gaube and Melvita. **


Have you tried out My Surprise Box? Tell me your thoughts!




Lovin’ Lately

Hi loves! Hope you’re having a great extended weekend so far!  Today, I wanted to share with you guys some of my February favorites- let’s do this!!


Favorite #no1


First off, I have combination skin, an oily ‘T-zone’ with some dry skin surrounding those areas. To be honest, I was attracted to the packaging and when I saw aloe water-based moisturizer, I had to buy it. The product is clear and definitely liquid/watery. After applying a VERY small amount I like how fresh and light scent is, how it feels so smooth on my skin & it soaks into my skin right away. I tell ya, a little goes a LONG way! My skin feels super hydrated and I love how healthy looking my skin looks ALL DAY when I don’t wear any makeup. I can’t say that it felt like it really lasts 72 hours (as it says on the packaging), but it lasts a lot longer than other moisturizers I’ve tried and that I will re-purchase again.

Favorite #no2


Inecto is a British brand that offers cosmetics made with 90% of natural ingredients. They also happen to be vegan-friendly and not tested on animals. A great start!


Now, I can say that this one is my favorite! Among all the brand Inecto products that I’ve tried, I have a huge crush on this body lotion with argan oil. Do I really need to say it smells heavenly? But the real power of this product is that it’s rapidly absorbed without leaving any greasy or oily film, despite a moisturized skin! I used to hate putting on body lotion after my shower, but not anymore.


The body scrub is white in color and contains a lot of granules. It has a rich fragrance of coconut which I absolutely love! The body scrub has to be applied to the damp skin because when if applied on dry skin, it will get dry and left a patchy residue. The granules are coarse so I would avoid using it on the face. The scrub can also be used for dry feet or just before shaving your legs as it will help to get rid of the ingrown hairs.


Favorite #no3



Do you also sometimes feel too lazy to detangle your hair at night and sleep with wet hair? No? Just me? Okay.

The product is in liquid consistency and comes in a transparent spray bottle packaging. It was one of the biggest highlights as it does not make my hand messy (cheers for spray bottles). When the bottle is left unshaken the product is in two layers, the top one being opaque beige liquid and the bottom one a translucent golden colored liquid. The bottle needs to be shaken before use so that the contents mix well. The product had a mild fragrance which did not appeal in particular to me and it lingers on for some time.

When I brush my hair after using this product, it feels more smooth and manageable. I have been using it every time I wash my hair for a few weeks now and absolutely love it. You can use it on wet or dry hair- plus it acts as a conditioner for my hair which I won’t complain.


Favorite #no4


If you know me, you’ll know that I LOVE my highlighters and I abused on them. I love the glow you can build up, even when I don’t wear any makeup, I always put a little highlighter on when I go out. I wanted to own this one from Maybelline so bad but unfortunately, we don’t have it yet in Mauritius. WHY WHY WHY? So, when my cousin was going to England for a business trip, I didn’t lose any time to ask her to get me this beautiful baby.


This dense powder highlighter leaves you with a metallic finish wherever you apply it on your face (or body, you choose).  It works best with a light fluffy fan brush for a subtle shimmer or a denser stippling or blush brush for way more pigment power. Either way it blends fantastically and I feel as shiny and new as a metallic disco princess. The packaging is nothing extra, just plain drugstore packaging type but the product is AMAZINGLY BLINDING!!!


That’s it for this month’s favorites, beautiful people! I would love to know what’s your favorite and maybe try some new products. Feel free to comment below or DM me on Instagram.


Lovin’ Lately

Hello girls, 

Happy Sunday! I decided to bundle up together some of my favorite products from the past 4 weeks. For the time being, I’m not sure if this should become a monthly series or not. Do let me know in the comments below or on my Instagram. Love to know your thoughts/suggestions.

Unfortunately, no makeup products (except for one eyeliner) will be listed today. In summer, my skin goes crazy. As soon as I step out of the house, my face sweats so much (more than a regular person)! I don’t know why but somehow it is only my face that sweats that much. I rarely sweat under my arm or any places where normal people would sweat. Anyone like me here? This is why I have been staying away from makeup during the summer to avoid looking like : 

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Instead, I have been focusing more on skincare – nighttime skin care to be more precise. I load up on moisturizer, lotion put on sheet masks, acne creams, and aloe vera gel to replenish and hydrate the skin. 

After a long day, all I feel like doing is: take a good shower, to smell good and sleep. This month I have been loving the Noix de Coco Shower Gel from Yves Rocher. The tropical scent stays on your body for hours and who wouldn’t love to smell like coconut?


I use to think that I will start having dark circles when I’m 25 and boy, I was SO wrong. It seems that one night they decided to pay a visit and never left. Instead them dark circles family settled down.  The Roll-on soin contour yeux, anti-cernes & anti-poches  which I got from Intermart, has been a blessing to my eyes every night for the past 4 weeks. TBH, my dark circles didn’t fade and I know that it won’t just magically disappear. 

roll on 2I love it because of the icy gel feeling. Every night I feel like my eyeballs are on fire when I use this product. Not only it refreshed my eyes but the roll-on thingy helps to massage my under eyes and the gel actually leaves your skin hydrated. 

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If you guys know me for a long time, you will know that I love wearing eyeliner. It can be tricky if you are a beginner but I promise, keep practicing girl! I have a video on Youtube where I showed step by step on How to achieve perfect eyeliner. You will get the hang of it and will slay the cat eye.


I heard this product from my best friend, Ziah. She has been raving about the Bourgois Liner Pinceau so much that I had to try it when I was at her place. And I loved it!! Personally, I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners because of the brush but instead for a “feutre” one (like this). You can easily go overboard and as it’s ULTRA BLACK, you will need a good makeup remover so that you don’t end up looking like a panda trying to fix the mistake. 


As much as I love carrying my room with me when I go out, I hate carrying heavy bags. I am so lazy that sometimes I won’t even carry my wallet and phone with me. Thank you Jibran’s  pants’ pocket and mum’s bag. However, if I have to carry a clutch or sometimes you just need one to complete an outfit, I have been going for my new burgundy clutch which I got from Accesorize around December last year.  The simplicity in this clutch and the gold details are just how I like my accessories.

embroidered jeans

Finally, to end this Lovin’ Lately series, let’s talk about clothing. Do you also have these days when you don’t feel like dressing up but still want to look put together? Well, this is the perfect piece that I think you should include in your wardrobe. For real, this embroidered jean marries perfectly with a simple plain tee-shirt for this casual look or with a mustard color shirt (don’t have to be this particular ofc) and a pair of wedges. You are good to go for work, ladies! 

Jeans: Rose Hill Evershine Gallery
Wedges: Ipanema

And that’s it for this week! Let me know if you enjoyed this article in the comments below. Should I make it become a monthly series? Share your thoughts with me…C’mon!!!

What are you guys loving at the moment? Spot any favorites here?


M.A.C Cosmetics in Mauritius 😍🔥

Hello my lovely readers,

I’m sure all makeup junkies’ heart skipped a beat when they heard that M.A.C Cosmetics will open their very first store in Mauritius. At least, mine did! We’ve waited for this day for so long and here it is!!! Our very first M.A.C store opened at Bagatelle Mall this week. 😍😱

No more parting with extra rupees for shipping costs or waiting for weeks and sometimes months to receive your orders, right?


I am so happy and proud to see so many talented Mauritian ladies with their bomb makeup looks taking over Instagram.💥💥💥

However, we have to admit that for a while, there was a HUGE lack of access to the right makeup products on the Island. If you had a relative living abroad, if you or your siblings traveled once in a while, you would be able to grab your essentials or splurge a little bit on branded makeup.


As someone who loves makeup and is always encouraging my followers to go for good products —quality over quantity —, I am so concerned whenever I see fake M.A.C products in the capital or in the mini shops where you can find every brand (fake ones, obviously, which can seriously harm your skin). 🙅🏻‍♀

Believe me, I am very aware that M.A.C cosmetics is a high-end brand, not accessible to everyone and for a lot of people (including me ) it is a LUXURY.💕 I’m not ashamed to say that during all of my 22 years, I’ve never owned any M.A.C products (even if I was dying to own something just for the sake of having a M.A.C makeup) until last year when I got a lipstick as a gift from my super awesome boyfriend. I started off with a lipstick and now my collection is slowly growing with 3 lipsticks and 1 liquid lipstick. Slowly but surely!🔥🔥


I am so happy to see that our little paradise island is welcoming more luxurious makeup. Forget about high end for a sec, let’s talk about the recent openings of Maybelline kiosks in our hypermarkets. Not only the products are affordable but gives you this flawless finish as well!🔥 You know I love my Maybelline foundation a little too much. 🙈 I have hope that in the near future we will get access to more makeup stores like N.Y.X, Urban Decay and who knows, maybe even a Sephora.😍

Coming back to M.A.C, I truly believe this is just the beginning of many stores to come. I would love to know if you visited the store already and if you did, what did you get from there? Let me know in the comments below. Soon, I am so going to get a foundation and a highlighter ✨ which I fell in love with during the launching.


Enough blabbering, I will leave you with the pictures of the night for now. Scroll till the end for a mini video I managed to shoot during the Private launch. Leave a comment to let me know you came from the blog after watching the video. ENJOY!!

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Watch the video: 

On that note, I would love to wish all my readers a 🌟MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!🌟

I hope you guys are having a blast and thank you for taking a few minutes to visit my blog. It means EVERYTHING to me. 💋



Hello my loves,

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how much I love face masks. I have a bunch of them in my skin care cabinet and I try to put a mask at least 2 times a week. Today, it’s about  CLAY MASK. Let’s jump into the benefits of clay really quick.

Not only it helps to detoxify and purify your skin but is also a great oil absorber. It has lightening and brightening properties, tightens the pores, boosts circulation and reduces inflammation, making it a good choice for evening skin tone and diminishing redness. Clay masks are ideal for oily and combo skin as well as those who have prone to acne skin type.

All these benefits, isn’t it amazing? What’s your favorite mask? Let me know in the comments down below.

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Coming back to the l’Oreal Clay mask, it took a while to get my hands on this baby since it came out. Finally, I got it from Monoprix for Rs 300-ish ( I’m not sure of the exact price). And since then, I’ve been getting so many questions and requests to do a review. I’m sorry that it took me a while to settle down on my final thoughts but here it is.

What I liked/Loved  …

If ever you get it, you don’t waste much product. This is so because it has this perfect thick consistency and is not runny at all. You can take your time to apply it on your face with your finger or a brush ( but not too slow because it dries up extremely fast).

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I love the color of the jar, it is a really nice mint green. As for the scent, it has a pretty strong one, a manly scent which I don’t mind at all (I used to steal my dad’s perfume and now I steal my boyfriend’s perfume). Last but not the least, there is something about the packaging which feels and looks like a high-end product.

Sleep, drink water and treat your skin

The mask says that it cleanses and clarifies your skin, absorbs impurities and excess sebum, eliminates imperfections and clarifies the complexion. I thought I could benefit from it as your girl right here has combination to really oily skin. All I will say is that this mask lives up to its standard, my skin feels really fresh just after use and I don’t feel the need to run to my moisturizer after because it leaves your skin smooth and not dry at all.


I like the feeling that it gives your skin as you apply it. At first, I thought it was not working for me and I was quite disappointed but as you use 2 times a week for a month I noticed that my pores on my nose were diminishing.

What I don’t like …

It dries really fast, too fast, my face gets so tight and if you manage to move it will just crack. Usually, I like to put my mask, relax or do some chores then come back to remove it but with this one, you won’t have time to do much.

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The jar itself is quite small, for 50 ml it says you can use it 10 times but I think this will only depend on the person itself. Price wise, for Rs 300, I think you can get a better mask like the Freeman clay mask. While the packaging is very cute, the jar inside might make you really disappointed, at least I was.

More good than bad, it’s definitely a mask that you will enjoy using but personally, I’m not going to buy another one after I’m done with mine. I love exploring around and I will keep doing so.

Don’t forget to watch the demo on my Youtube channel where I show you how it works and you can have a peek of a before and after using the mask 🙂


If you guys enjoyed this review, don’t forget to let me know in the comment sections below or on Instagram. Let me know what I should try next 🙂



My nighttime beauty ritual 🦄

Hello my lovely readers,

It’s been a while since I last posted on my blog and I thought the best way to make a comeback would be to share my skin care routine with you guys. I’m flattered to get so many requests about this topic and I’m happy to share with you today some of the products that have been helping my skin to get clearer.

At night, your skin is in repair mode and recovering from the day. Also, your skin temperature is naturally higher at night, which means that your skin is more receptive to active ingredients. With that said, it’s incredibly important to have a diligent nighttime routine to maximize your products and reap the benefits during your sleep!

Throughout the past year, I have developed a specific routine when it comes to skin care. A routine that I make sure to follow every night and which feels like a mini pampering session. The products change once in a while but for time being, I’ve been loving each and every product in my current skin care basket. I think I will stick around for a while before using anything new.

I had some really bad acnes last year which left many scars on my face. At some point, I tried to cover it every single day with loads of makeup but this only worsened the condition. It took me some time to realize how important skin care is and now I’m obsessed with taking care of my skin. You won’t see any major changes at first but I promise, it’s worth investing in skin care than covering the problem areas with makeup.

Enough blabbering, let’s get straight into the steps! 💖 💖 💖

Step 1: Remove any makeup & wash the face

I don’t know if anyone else is just like me but removing your makeup at the end of the day is SUCH a satisfying feeling. It’s also very very very important to remove it off, let your skin breathe and prep it for the skin care.

Depending on how much makeup I am wearing, I use different methods to remove it. Sometimes I go for an oil base remover as products like waterproof mascara and skin tints with SPF are harder to rinse off with a gentle cleanser. Also, oils are a great way to massage your face. Other times, I go for a gel cleanser when I’m wearing minimal makeup because it just glides off my face in a sec.

Next, I gently rub my cleanser in a circular motion on top of my skin. Washing your face with a cleanser after using an oil will ensure you’ve gotten rid of all the buildup from your day. I’ve been loving my soap-free cleanser from Avene. No breakout, it’s not harsh on the skin and helps with my oily mess of a face.

Step 2: Toner

Your next step should be a toner, especially if you have oily skin. toner is necessary because it takes the pH of the skin back to normal. Most toners are composed of active ingredients that are great for the skin to absorb in the evening. Toners add an extra barrier of moisture to your skin—they’re incredibly hydrating and calming.


I love using Rose Water 🌹as a toner but lately, I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water as a toner. It smells horrible but does wonders for the skin.

Step 3: Serum

Serum is one of my favorite steps. As with toner, there are many active ingredients in them and so many kinds on the market; you just have to find one that fits your skin type. I’ve been using this Pre-Serum Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection solution from The Body Shop for the past 2 months now and I LOVE IT! ✨✨✨

Tea Tree Serum

The solution has been helping my skin to combat the acne scars and blemishes on my face. My skin looks and is now clearer, smoother and it helped with reducing redness. My favorite part? The cold tingling sensation you immediately feel after applying it. I’m definitely going to get it again and again! 💖

tree serum

Step 4: Moisturizer


Do I need to go into the importance of moisturizing? Finding a moisturizer that will really penetrate and add moisture to the skin is crucial. I found my miracle moisturizer last year and since then, I got two more of these babies. I’m not ready to try anything new for the time being because this one from Nanowhite (I get it from Intermart) which has been doing so good on my skin. With this product, I always wake up to the plumpest and glowing skin. The more you keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, the younger and more vibrant you look.

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Step 5: Lip care

I apply Macademia lip balm from Yves Rocher . It has a creamy, balm-like texture and matte finish, and seems to moisturize throughout the night better than other lip balms I’ve tried.

Optional Add-Ons for Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

  1. Spot Treat – If one of your concerns is acne and breakouts, a step to be added into your nighttime routine may be to spot treat. I would recommend applying your acne spot treatment following Step 4 (Moisturize). From time to time I do break out (time of the month, dirty makeup brushes, too many cheat meals) and when this happens, I run to get my Sudocrem. I apply it on the pimple for two days and poof, it’s gone.
  2. Mask – Adding a mask to your weekly skin care regimen can be extremely beneficial because they deliver ingredients beyond the superficial layers of the epidermis. I recommend adding a mask to your routine 1 to 3 times per week following Step 3 (Tone). If you use sheet masks (which I do once in a while), you can also replace Step 4 (Moisturize) with your mask and sleep with it on.
  3. Exfoliate – To remove dead skin cell build-up and stimulate cell renewal, and an exfoliant into your skincare regimen 1 to 2 times per week. You can exfoliate in the evening after Step 2 (Cleanse).And that’s it for my daily bedtime beauty routine. Although these steps may seem excessive, after repeating it for a few weeks, you’ll see a major difference in your skin’s texture and overall look. Once you consistently perform your nightly skin care routine, you’ll find it difficult to go to sleep without doing it.Want to see me demonstrate all these steps live? Hit me up on Instagram, DM me and we could chit chat while getting the skin ready for the night.Endslate.png




COLOURPOP Lipstick\\ Swatches & Review ❤

Liquid lipsticks have been IN for quite some time now. While they look amazing, those matte liquid lipsticks can be so drying on your lips and you girls know that the struggle is real when it comes to that time of the day to take it off. Or, during lunch or dinner time when the middle part is wiped away because of the oily food that we all love. To re-apply is just another issue because it will end up looking like you have 10 layers of lips.

Enough complaining because I do love liquid lipsticks and it’s been a while since I’ve wanted to try the ColourPop ones but due to my laziness to go to the bank (which is like 2 mins away from my house) to deposit some money on my shopping card *priorities first*, I never had a chance to get me some. Finally, two weeks ago I managed to order the lot of 3 for $12 (excluding shipping) and to my great surprise, it came to me faster than expected.


Colourpop is a huge bang on social media with all their gorgeous products, their liquid lipstick line is one of the most popular. Lately, it seems that every brand is coming up with their own version of liquid lipsticks and I am a fan of them because it’s long wearing and it’s matte (discarding the cons I talked about above)  Everyone loves matte, right? Who doesn’t?


The box, the colors make you feel so happy. Packaging is pretty much simple and very straight forward to use; it came in a plastic tube with a silver cap and a doe foot applicator.


I got three shades and I’m pretty sure that I will be getting more soon. They are really pigmented. Unfortunately, I haven’t got the chance to test if it stays on when you eat and drink because I am currently fasting. Unless I wear it at 4 30 AM when I eat or at 5 45 PM when I break my fast (my family will think I’m crazy), I won’t be able to tell you how long it last. If you would like an update in the future, let me know 😉


The formula is thin that makes it lightweight on the lips, but don’t be fooled — this product has an intense pigmentation like I said before. At first swipe, it has a watery consistency that glides on smoothly and after a couple of seconds it dries down into an ultra-matte finish. Ultra matte in the sense that there is no moisture in this product, it feels powdery when it dries but it is weightless on the lips. It doesn’t feel sticky at all which is a plus point. It has a weird feeling at first but you’ll get used to it.

The mini prim one is from there Ultra Satin collection. It transfers very quickly and got on my teeth within a few minutes. I wouldn’t recommend you to wear it when you are going for an interview or a wedding ( You don’t want to have colored teeth in front of so many people) but it still looks really nice. As the name suggests, it has a satin finish which I thought I wouldn’t like because I wear only matte lipstick but it was a good surprise. I love wearing dark lipstick so I’ll definitely use this mini gift.

Thanks, ColourPop!


However, I don’t recommend you guys to buy their mini collection. It contains only 0.02 oz compared to the regular lipstick which contains 0.11 oz of product which is a decent amount in my opinion. You might be disappointed if you are going to spend $$ on shipping and wait for weeks to get your order as the mini ones are of a sample size.

Mini Prim

I did a swatch video on my Youtube channel and Gurl, it stained my lips especially if you’re using the dark deep or bright shades from the range. It’s pretty hard to remove – I used waterproof makeup remover and olive oil to remove it. Still, my lips were left with a light stain and I had to load up some pretty good amount of vaseline on my lips afterward to get back the moisture.

Lil tip: You need to prep your lips before using it. Run your toothbrush on your lips as a scrub, apply some moisturizer and let it soak into your lips because once you apply this lipstick it will not hydrate your lips at all.

Here are a few pictures of how they look on me –


Are they worth it?

In general, I like them a lot and I do think they are worth it. Shipping can be quite expensive for us Mauritians but very often ColourPop offers Worldwide Free Shipping and that’s when you should take advantage to get yours. This is the first time I bought lipstick online and I love all the shades. I went through some sad encounters in the past and I thought I would never buy lipstick without a swatch on my hands but the ColourPop lipstick made me change my mind. 

Have you tried ColourPop lipstick? Which one is your favourite?



Spa Facial At Home// Inexpensive & Easy|| ZAINAH 🌸

Hi loves,

Do you have a special event coming up? Do you want to look your best but you are too lazy to go out of the house to get your skin taken care of? Or maybe, you just want to pamper yourself without any major expenses? Then, you are on the right page. Continue reading…

Eid 🌙 (the day where Muslims will celebrate the end of one month of fasting) is coming up in a few days and we all know that during this period, the beauticians are already booked or if you manage to get a rendez-vous, you will end up waiting 1 hour for your turn.


Doing a facial on yourself is no magic.

Disclaimer: Of course, the results that you will get at a spa and at home will be different. It’s like you trying to make a Starbuck’s drink at home. You will most probably get a latte which will be satisfying but the real deal is something else. ☕️

Let’s get back to our Spa Facial at home before I get sidetracked with food talk again. 🙌🏼


You will need products that you already own (which means 0 expenses) and might take 1 hour of your time.

Gather around these products and we shall start:

▽ Makeup Remover

▽ Face wash

▽ Exfoliator (a home-made recipe is mentioned below)

▽ Toner (I use Rose Water)

▽  A bowl (to steam your face)

▽ A towel

▽ Extractor (also known as comedon)

▽ Your favorite mask

▽ Moisturizer/ Serum/ Aloe Vera Gel


That’s it my lovelies. Let’s get into the steps and give some love to our skin!

Step 1- Cleanse your skin/ Remove any left-over makeup


This step is really important. Why? 

Even if you didn’t wear makeup, follow this step. Your skin is exposed to all kind of bacteria during the day and even if you don’t see it, there is a layer of “dust” on your face. Take your makeup remover and a cotton pad, gently go through your face and NECK, which we tend to forget most of the time.

Next, wash your face thoroughly with your favorite cleanser and pat your skin dry (DON’T RUB).

Step 2: Exfoliate to remove any dead cells

Now that your skin is clean and feel fresh,it’s time to gently exfoliate to remove any dead cells and prepare the skin for the next step – STEAM!

You can use any gentle scrub that you already have or make one. I made my exfoliator using Olive Oil and Brown sugar.

Brown sugar is an excellent skin-exfoliator. It helps slough off dead skin cells on the outer layer of the skin.This allows room for new healthy skin cells to regenerate and function properly. It will also deep cleanse your skin, removing grime and germs from within skin pores and preventing further breakouts. Use brown sugar instead of white sugar because it is more gentle on skin and works well for very sensitive skin.


Olive oil because it is a natural skin moisturizer. Rich in vitamin E and healthy fat, olive oil lubricates and hydrates dry, withered skin. It does not clog pores unlike coconut oil and prevents further breakouts. Use extra virgin olive oil for best results. Processed products may irritate your skin or cause acne breakouts.

Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a small bowl. Stir well and you are good to go. Plus, it is an amazing lip exfoliator as well. 😉

Wet your face and your lips, apply the exfoliator and gently start rubbing your skin and your lips. Make sure not to eat some, especially if you are fasting. 😂

Do this for 5 mins and wash it off. The oil might stay on your face, go on … use your face wash to remove it off. Your skin will feel so soft, like the butt of a baby.🍑


P.s Your face may be a bit red after the scrub. This is because of the sugar scrub which stimulates proper blood circulation in your face. The redness will disappear after some time and your face will be glowing and free from peeling skin and dead cells.

Step 3: Steam and open them PORES!

This step is very important if you have blackhead and whitehead. The steam will open up your pores and make the extraction part easier and less painful.

  1. Boil some water and fill in your bowl halfway. If you feel extra, add some essential oil or even rose petals and be a DIVA that you are under the towel. 👸

2. Place your head over the bowl and make sure you are comfortable. Don’t be too                  close to the hot water but close enough that the steam is opening up your pores 🔥
3. Stay under the towel for a good 5- 10 minutes. Sneak out for a few seconds when                 you feel you need some fresh air.

Your face should look like this! Sexy, na?


After you are done, pat your face very gently and get to the next step right away! 🌬

Step 4: Let’s get them nasty blackheads out!

Now that your pores are open, you have to be very gentle with the extraction. At this point, if you don’t feel sure about doing it with an extractor, a towel on your nose. The blackheads/whiteheads should come off easily from the steam. Nasty but feels so satisfying to watch.

P.s: Be VERY VERY VERY gentle with the extractor loves. It might leave scars if you are too rough with it and might even bleed.

If you are used to an extractor, then carry on and have fun!

Once you feel that your face is cooled off, stop using the extractor because your pores are closed. I don’t recommend doing the steam again because it is a very delicate step.

Let’s jump into the next step instead. I promise we are almost done!

Step 5: The MASK

This is my favorite step. Now that your face is clean and your pores are not clogged, it’s time to use a mask. This is the appropriate moment where it will work the most and you will feel that the mask is seeping in your skin.

Use a sheet mask, a clay mask, a homemade mask, any favorite mask of yours at this moment. Here is some of my favorite one.

Enjoy your time, go on snapchat and play with the filters. Even Instagram have them now. If you are on this step, do send me a picture or tag me  😁 I would love to see your mask face. Here is mine!


After your mask is dry, wash your face and pat it dry!

Step 6: Moisturize your new face and ENJOY!

Here comes the end of our Spa at home journey. Use any of favorite moisturizer, your serum or even Aloe Vera Gel which will sooth the skin. At this moment, your product will get right into your skin. I used Aloe Vera Gel. Don’t forget to moisturize your lips as well and just relax my loves! 💋


I hope you guys found this helpful. Don’t forget to like and share it with your friends and on your social media.

Let me know if you had your mini spa day.


                      I’m sending lots of love to you guys!💖












Organic Hair???

Hi loves! It’s been a while but I’m back and with a precious little discovery that I made not
really long ago. I tried and liked! Of course, I had to let you know about it. Let’s begin!!!

Anyone with dyed hair out there? Struggling to find a shampoo that doesn’t fade your color? Well, look no further. I have found the best shampoo and conditioner for you!


It’s been a while now that I heard that the best shampoos are the one that is Sulfate free. And girl, let me tell you that it’s been a pain in the booty to find sulfate free shampoos or most of the time when I see a supposedly sulfate free shampoo, on the top of the ingredients will be sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate,  and ammonium lauryl or laureth sulfate. If you see any of these ingredients on the list, then put it down. These kinds of shampoos will fade out your color before you can even show off.



If you are like me and don’t like spending tons of money on shampoos and conditioners that are “made” for color treated hair, and supposedly don’t fade the color, then you need to go into a supermarket and buy Organic Care’s Colour Shield. It is a cheaper than L’Oreal, Pantene or any fancy brand shampoos and that will actually make your hair shiny and protect your colored hair.

I’ve been on a hunt to get a shampoo that will actually work for years and I tried everything and anything. And every time disappointed by them, I pass them on to my mom. I got to know about this shampoo from a friend of mine, Yusrah whose hair is just to die for (Girl, thank you for letting me know about this hair-saving product). As soon as I found out about the shampoo she uses, I just had to try it and test it.


The shampoo lathered up nicely and my hair felt pretty silky before I even got the conditioner on! The conditioner was nice and thick and felt like it was working. I was more than pleased with how my hair ended up when dry, it was really shiny and soft (but my hair is still dry because of all the hair dyes) And also, the scent is subtle but long lasting and a little exotic.



I find this shampoo not only leaves my hair clean & soft but it retains its color well. I use this in conjunction with the dry nourish ultra hydrating conditioner. It’s good value for money and a bottle lasts a long time. The only thing I don’t like is the flip top lid which doesn’t seem to close very well. I think we all would prefer to use more natural, organic and ethical product but sometimes it is hard to find an organic product that is effective, pleasing in fragrance and packaging, readily available and price competitive. I have been really blown away with these two products and they will grace my trolley regularly.


And what is your favorite shampoo? Let me know in the comment bar!!! If you are going to try this shampoo, I would love to know how much you liked me. Hit me up on Insta or in the comments down below. I love to be in contact with you girls and to see the little Islander family growing! ❤

Until next time (which will be very soon I’Allah)

Zainah Aka Diaries of an Islander Girl

Review: Mineral Attitudes ♥

Hey loves,

Let me start by saying that I have been a huge fan of  skincare products since I was about 14. I was introduced to it by my elder cousin who at that time was in college and used to have different type of face wash and face scrubs. Then, I discovered face masks when I got to know about the beauty world on YouTube. Since then, I’ve been testing everything…

I was kindly approached by this new company called Mineral Attitudes who gave me two products to try out and test. This company is quite new, based at Quatres-Bornes. However, this will in no way alter my personal opinion on each of these products. This review will be all my honest thoughts on personal experiences with each item.


I have been testing both for about a week now  and you’ll just have to take my word for it 😉


That said, let’s get on with it!

Ylang Ylang Face Scrub

The products came in a cute glass container (which I will definitely use again once I’m done with the scrub *wink wink*)

This scrub is fairly gentle and is mixed with quite a bit of olive oil (your skin will be shiny after using this) so you can’t overdo it. On my skin, the granules are neither too mild nor too abrasive but may prove little harsh for those with sensitive skin. It all depends on the abrasion threshold of your skin. Personally I like scrubs with granules that feel slightly rubbery. The granules here are kind of coarse (& is hella salty 😀 just in case some get into your mouth) and if not careful you can end up causing capillary tear offs.

To sum it up, the Face Scrub is an affordable buy (retails for Rs 250) that will suit majority of the skin types. With caution, the granules provide exfoliation and using the mud mask just after adds sufficient softness. Even though it leaves an oily film behind, using a mild face wash will work in its favour.

Dead Sea Mud Mask


What it claims to do :  It renews the skin cells, minimizes pores, cleans fat excess thoroughly and purifies the skin. It also calms redness, improves skin tone and texture and gives the skin mat appearance. It is based on natural mud, enriched with iron and minerals.

Retails : Rs 250-350

Verdict: Hmmm… So,first of all i didn’t really like the consistency of this. It wasn’t very thick..almost like a watery yogurt, making it harder to apply.
It also didn’t really feel like it was doing anything. I like a face mask where you can almost feel it working, this, again…just felt like i’d smeared a petit filous all over my face.
When washing it off, i didn’t notice any major differences to my skin… instead the muddy smell sticked to my face for quite a while.

However, my skin didn’t feel dry at all but felt just normal.
So, overall, i was pretty disappointed in this face mask, but then again, it might work better for someone with a different skin type to me (p.s I have combination skin).

I hope you enjoyed my review or found it somewhat helpful.

You can find their Facebook page here as well on their  Instagram page
& keep an eye out for promotions and sales as a lot of things will become reduced by quite a bit in November, and its worth checking up, to grab yourself a bargain!

Zainah ♥