Hi loves! Ramadan is almost over (still can’t believe it) and we’re all waiting for Eid! The most important thing for me has always been to get the day off from work on Eid day, especially when I used to work as a shiftleader, as it was the only day when the whole family was at home, celebrating and just enjoying each others company. This year I get to have all three days off and I seriously cannot wait to doll up and take some photos!! Through the years, as I have gotten busier by time, Eid has been the one day where I go all in with jewellery, clothes and makeup, and I love the feeling of just letting everything go, putting on some good music and start my prepping for the day!
This year I thought it would be a good thing to write a little prepp-post about it! It IS a bit late (only 2 days left) I agree, but I’m sure you’ve caught up with the prepping anyway. For me, the most important thing is to take care of my skin 1-2 weeks before the big day. I love cleaning my room while having a good moisturizing mask on. So this first post is about skincare!
I know I’ve promised you guys a full blogpost on my skincare routine but I’m such a perfectionist and I realised last time I tried to record something for this category, that it was impossible for me to post it on here as I just cannot let go off the details. I’m still working on that though lol. I thought it would be better to slice it up like this so we at least get started – this way you’ll get an insight on my skincare products without having to read through 4 pages of skincare regime as well!
These are my absolute favorite facial masks! I recently fell in love with Body Shop’s skincare products and I’ve been sold ever since. The Himalayan Charcoal mask is wonderful! I tried it the other day and it just felt like it cleaned up my face for all future blemishes and blackheads. The Chinese Ginseng & Rice mask is lovely as well. I used it in Pakistan last year and even though you can’t really see immediate results, it still feels amazing on the skin. It’s very light and you can have it on for as long as you’d like. It helps acne scars and you just wash it off with lukewarm water!!
The Body Shop’s Warming Mineral Mask is a new add on in my collection. I got a birthday coupon back in March and decided to try this one out as it was on display. It doesn’t smell that much of ginger (thank god?) but the clay feeling is sooo nice. You put it on damp face (I always do it after washing my face) and it feels so nice and warm. It says on the back that it’s supposed to remove excess oil and draw out impurities and even though it has done no major difference still, it still feels nice to put this on after a long day.
Last but not least; Mask of Magnaminty. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this, here and on instagram, but I AM IN LOVE! I’ve been using this since 2014 (the only mask that has been with me for so long) and I looove how it cleans up my acne! I only use this once a week but I strongly recommend to go more than that if you have problem with acne. I just don’t have that much time anymore (oh how I wish I did) and it’s bit hard to get it off the face when you’re not taking a shower afterwards, but I looove the feeling after washing it off. Leaves my skin so soft and smooth!!
The face is not the only thing that needs taken care of before Eid. I loove oiling my hair with some coconut oil (my favorite is the cold pressed one) and I always always brush my hair before jumping in the shower. I actually stopped brushing my hair for a time as it hurt so much with a normal brush and after I switched over to a Tangle teezer, it has totally changed my life!! I currently have one from H&M and I looove how easy it is to get the knots out of my hair now. I brush my hair before and after the shower, then spray some argan oil of Morocco (I wrote about this oil here) on my fingers and run them through my hair to get a smooth and silky feeling to it. Sometimes I braid my hair as well but other times I just do a Jasmine updo to avoid the frizziness.
Okay, fun fact; I got into feet care (lol) last year when I was on my skincare journey. I’ve always had very fair feet (eh okay?) and they look alright without having to take care of them as well but ohmygod, have you seen the difference after taking care of the nails?! I always used to just cut the nails jaldi jaldi and it would end up looking so weird with my taire nails, but ever since I got into this routine I now feel soo much more confident wearing flip flops!
What I do is I take a big bowl, fill it with warm water and just soak my feet for 10 minutes. After that I find my nail cutter, cut the nails in perfect square shapes, and start pushing in my cuticles (this is actually a THING). As I have soaked my feet for so long, it leaved the nails soo soft and easy to cut! No more nails flying all around the room LOL. After that, if I feel the need to, I file my nails so they don’t look as sharp after the nailcutter and then put on some nailpolish (only if I’m off for the week, or else I just skip this step as I have to pray). Also, I quickly run over with an epilator as the hair on my toes makes me cringe. This routine leaves my nails soooo trimmed and pretty and now I can pose all I want in my open chappals, no regrets!
This is an important step for us desis, especially Pakistani’s lol! I don’t even have to explain the hairy arms or eyebrows? Leave alone the moustache? Ugh. I recently discovered that you can actually use an eyebrow razor on your arms as well and my world turned upside down!! The most annoying thing in my little word is waxing my arms, oooohmyyyygooood I hate it! It’s messy and I don’t have the patience to do a 100% job anyway. So when I started using the eyebrow razors, I couldn’t believe how fast it went! Although it’s important to note that you need to be cautious with the knife as you can cut yourself very easily (don’t ask me how many times I’ve done that). It’s also a side effect that your arms and legs never look 100% clean as you just cut the hair off, compared to when you wax you pull the whole thing out. But it’s an easy and cheap way to do it fast and I love it! I will, however, do waxing for Eid (if I can be bothered so to say lol).
For my eyebrows and upperlips I strictly do threading in a x10 mirror (I have one from Tweezerman and I love it! Comes with a little LED light and suction cup so you can put it on a larger mirror. For the tweezer itself I have tried so many different ones but invested in an Anastasia tweezer last year. I have never regretted it cause it even gets the tiniest hair that’s not even visible in an x10 mirror. It IS a bit expensive but so worth it trust me. Same goes for the Anastasia eyebrow scissors. So pointy and sharp, I love it!
That was that! I think I covered the whole thing but if I forget something I’ll just add it on here till later. Next post will be about shopping for Eid clothes! Stay tuned <3