Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well!

So after really liking the Kiehl’s – Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, I had to try another mask from their range. So, I picked out the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque after hearing so many good things about this mask!

So it’s a 100ml tub of product for £34 which is very pricey! The most expensive mask I’ve bought.

The product is said to:

  • Energize the look of dull, fatigued skin.
  • Help skin regain its natural, healthy appearance
  • Brighter looking skin
  • Smoother, brighter,
  • illuminated-looking skin.

So overall, the product aims to make your skin look brighter and healthier.

Now I find this a bit of a gimmick because, for one, the only way to achieve brighter and healthier looking skin is by exercising, eating fruits, sleeping well and drinking a lot of water. So I was intrigued to see if this mask really did live up to its promises.

The product contains:

  • Cranberry seed oil
  • Crushed Cranberry seeds
  • Turmeric Extract

I’ve used quite a lot of this because I really wanted to be sure if this pricey pot of gold actually did wonders for my skin… so this is what the actual mask looks like:


I applied this before I took a shower, on a Saturday evening, home alone feeling like crap because mother nature decided to visit.

The mask is thick and easy to apply, leaving a nice cool sensation as you spread the mask. As the mask was drying I could feel the mask tightening on to my skin and while looking into the mirror I saw that the product really did sink in because when I smiled the mask would “crease” where my smile lines would be.

I left this mask on for about 20-30 minutes until it was completely dry and I headed to the shower.

Overall Verdict: 2.5/5

I did notice my skin was a lot smoother, the acne scars on my face and my dark eye bags looked a little brighter, however overall my skin still did look tired and this mask didn’t do much for giving my skin life, I feel like the clay mask from The Body Shop did a better job for half the price. I really did want to like this product, so much so I tried this mask out 3-4 times.

So overall, I’m giving it a 2.5 because I know there are a lot of better masks on the market that do a better job for half the price and I class this as a luxury product, so I kind of expected better results.

Hope you found this to be helpful!

Lots of Love

Nisha x

PS: Tell me your thoughts about this mask if you have tried it and if you want me to try anything new please leave a comment down below xoxo

Thanks for reading! ^-^

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well! ^-^

Uni has me stressed out and the cherry to top this off is that my skin is looking awful. I have been using the Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask a lot, to be honest, I’ve gone through three tubs of that stuff – I love it! So I wanted to try something new and similar.

So I opted for the Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, I’ve heard no reviews about this and no one has recommended it to me, I walked into the shop and picked it out from random amongst the lot.

So it’s 125ml tub of product for £23.50. Decent. The packaging its self is nothing fancy, just a plain plastic tub with a screw on lid.

The product is said to:

  • Cleanse your skin of debris
  • Visibly minimised pores
  • Give a brighter looking complexion
  • Clear blackheads
  • Gently draws out oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores.
  • Soothe the skin

The product contains:

  • Mineral-rich Amazonian White Clay
  •  Oatmeal
  • Aloe Vera

How to Apply:

  • Apply a thin layer to damp, clean skin, avoiding the immediate eye area and allow to dry (approximately ten minutes)
  • When dry, gently remove using a warm, wet towel and gently pat dry

This is what it looks like on the inside:


I applied this after a long day of wearing make up for more than 12 hours. I was tired and I wanted a quick “pick me up” for my skin.

I applied this mask using my fingers. The product itself was smooth and I did notice there was no cooling sensation or tingle on my skin like the one from Body Shop. I left it on my skin until it completely dried which didn’t take long, I was able to wash it off within 15 minutes. So it was definitely great to use in the morning before I head out.

When I was looking in the mirror with the mask on, I could see my pores and the mask really stuck to the skin. I could smile and talk with this mask on, it was 100000% more comfortable to use in comparison to my Body shop mask.

After I washed it off, I was supposed to use a hot towel to wipe it, but I didn’t, I used warm-hot water and my hands – my skin looked so much brighter and my skin looked so smooth especially on my nose where I have large pores and some swollen spots on my jaw felt not so bumpy anymore.

For 10 minutes, this mask did wonders! Whereas I left my body shop mask on for 45 minutes.

So overall, I rate this mask a 3.5/5 – 

What I don’t like is that I can’t apply it on dry skin and I have to wipe it off with a towel. ew no. my towel will get dirty.

Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed this review!

Lot’s of love,
Nisha x

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well,

I totally forgot to share my new foundation routine! So for this week’s post, I thought I’d share some tips with making your foundation last longer and my thoughts on the Fenty Beauty Foundation!

Fenty Beauty Foundation (PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation) Review:

I’m in the colour 330 which is basically a MAC NC42.

The price of this foundation is £26 which I think is affordable for a high-end foundation. The design of the bottle is very minimal and sleek and the foundation itself smells like pineapple and papaya in a jar.

As the official name says, it has a matte finish and oh my, of all the foundations I have used this has to be the most photogenic foundation due to it’s “blurring” effect on the skin. The foundation sits really nice on my skin and doesn’t feel cakey at all and surprisingly with all these qualities, it’s a medium-full coverage foundation. The foundation sets by its self and dries quickly on to the skin so I would recommend applying a little amount at a time.

Unfortunately, this foundation does not work well with dry skin and if you have acne. The foundation will emphasise acne scarring and pores, I don’t know if their primer will help with this issue as I have never bought or tried it. I have also noticed the foundation slightly oxidises making me look a little tan/orange, however, I combat this with cream highlighting certain areas of my face to balance out the orange tone.

So, I rate this foundation a 3.5/5

My Foundation Routine:

  1. After exfoliating and cleansing, I apply almond oil to my face as a facial oil instead of moisturiser (especially if I’m using the Fenty foundation) and I let the oil set into my skin.
  2.  I then apply MAC prep n prime primer on to my nose, cheeks, eyes – basically everywhere (I got a tester so I’m using it up).
  3. Then I use my Bobbi Brown corrector in the colour; medium/dark peach and I apply this to the areas of my face where I suffer from discolouration and acne scarring. I like this better than the LA Girl colour corrector as this doesn’t make my foundation look orange.
  4. I then lightly dust powder (Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed) to set all the areas that have corrector and lightly dust some power over my face. Applying powder before adding foundation makes your foundation look to stay in place and lasts longer.
  5. Using a damp beauty blender I apply my foundation on to face and neck and set my foundation by again, lightly dusting some powder onto my nose, chin and forehead. I don’t apply it to my cheeks as I’ll be (powder) contouring and highlighting as well as adding bronzer.

So, I hope you found this to be helpful!

Lots of love,

Nisha x

Establishing your imperfections as perfections is a step to self-love.

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re all well,

I thought I’d write about all my imperfections because more and more every day the world is being perceived (a majority of the time) through social media. A place full of illusions, from angles to lighting, to airbrushing, to filters and hashtags … the list goes on. So for a little dose of realism into your life, I’d thought I’d write about what I’m “insecure” about and what features I like about myself.

The Insecurities…

  1. My lips

(I naturally have a full bottom lip and a thin upper lip).

For as long as I know I have always felt uncomfortable with the shape of my lips. I remember specifically looking in the mirror at the age of 10 and pushing my top lip up to make it look fuller like the Bratz doll I had. I didn’t know “lip fillers” and “lip enhancement” existed at the time, I mean, I was 10 … so I thought; “okay, so I can’t have that shape, I have this shape it’s fine” as no one really pointed out my lips or made a comment on how my lips looked.

… fast forward to being 16, my friend told me she wished she has bigger lips and she tried over lining and gloss – basically anything to make her lips look bigger – again, the insecurity of lips resurfaced, as she mentioned how thin my top lip was but she reassured me that my lips were an “okay shape” since I naturally had a full bottom lip.

Now I’m 21, the era of The Kardashians, Instagram and Kylie Jenner Lips, every day I look in the mirror and can’t help but think “maybe 0.5ml dermal filler would help make my lips look more proportionate”.

I’m actually still contemplating about it, but at the same time, I don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount of money and give into the beauty standards society created.

2. I have white hair

On the top of my head, it’s quite prominent in this area, I grow strands of white hair. I don’t why but recently I have. I used to cut it and make it look short so all my black hair would cover it, but now I just let it grow. I have had many people mention it to me and yeah. I do feel self-conscious about it, but fuck it, I’m embracing my inner Rogue (from X-men).

I think it’s genetic or maybe it’s stress, I heard it happens if I drink too much tea and coffee (but apparently that’s a myth) I don’t know… I now grow white hair and no, I’m not gonna dye my hair black because of it, that requires too much effort and I really don’t want to damage my hair more than I already have.

3. I’m hella hairy.

I’m Indian, need I say more.

My likeable features…

  1. My legs.

God damn, I’m so grateful for those weekly swimming lessons when I was younger.

So naturally my torso is short, but my legs are long, giving the illusion I look tall until you come and stand next to me. I’m 5’3 and haven’t grown in 3 years. This is my height for life. I wish I was 5’6 or 5’7… but nope, I’m that average/short height.

I like how defined my muscles are on my legs. I have a line that runs down my outer thigh and if you grab them (after a good leg day session) they feel rock solid and not squishy. haha.

2. My eyebrows and my eyelashes.

Thank God I wake up every day with eyebrows on my face. I swear if eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyebrows and the curtains and ugly curtains make a room look ugly. I do fill the tops on my eyebrows in to make them look sharper and more defined, but at least I don’t have to draw the shape on them on my face because that requires a different kind of effort and patience which does not exist within in me. I would rather go through the pain of threading.

I also have naturally long eyelashes so I don’t really need to apply falsies, curling them and applying mascara will do.

3. My smile

I used to have the worst set of teeth but braces helped me out! I just wish I got permanent retainers because my teeth easily move, plastic retainers didn’t really help much to keep my teeth in place – wear your retainers kids, otherwise, all that hard work goes down the drain!

So yeah, those are three of my likes and dislikes about myself, I’m pretty sure there are a lot more, but I thought 3 was a good number to stop with.

Thinking about it, for all my likeable features that I have listed, I’ve received compliments from people … so go and compliment people! Make them feel good about themselves!

I hope you enjoyed this and kept you a little more grounded and to remind you we’re all different and to embrace everything we have.

Lots of Love,
Nisha x


Hello Stranger…

It’s been forever since I’ve dropped a review, so here is one relevant to everyone and I think people need to know about this face mask, especially those who travel to polluted areas like central London every day!

You may need a cup of tea before reading, so settle down, sip and relax  ^-^

My Face has changed DRAMATICALLY ~

My skincare routine has changed a lot since I’ve done the last post about my skincare routine, I’ve taken products out, I’ve swapped products and incorporated new ones.

One of the new ones I have incorporated is The Body Shop: Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask! (£17)

Since I’ve been travelling to London a lot, sleeping late nights, stressing over uni my skin has gone crazy and broken out! I have dry skin, acne on my cheeks, cystic acne to be precise and normal spots, my skin has terrible discolouration and has no glow to it what so ever.

Up until I found this holy grail! ~

How I use this face mask ~

I like to use this when I wake up in the morning, right after I wash my face and before I shower.

I aim to use this mask 3 times a week at most.

I apply the mask with my fingers because I find it easier to but you can always buy the brush for £8 (I didn’t).

The texture is silky consists of bits of green tea leaves. The mask is easy to apply and spread over the skin, the mask it will feel cold and has a tingly sensation and later will feel really stiff when it’s dried.

I leave it on for about 20 minutes until it completely dries and then I jump in the shower wash it off. I rub the mask off in circular motions so I’m using the green tea bits as an exfoliator.

Once I’m out the shower and I have pat my face down with a towel, I hydrate my skin using Almond Oil and that’s it.

On a serious level, this mask has saved my skin … no exaggeration. I’ve used this mask twice and already my cystic acne has got smaller, my dark spots are near to disappearing and my skin is healing up and my dark spots are fading!

Rating: 9/10:  I don’t give it a 10/10 because it’s a pricey item to buy.

Hope you found this to be helpful!

Nisha x