A perfect skincare regimen

So I know I published a post yesterday but just came across this amazing skin care routine  that I thought i’d share with all you ladies out there. Seriously, it’s like a go to grid to attain that perfect skin that you’ve always wanted. Do check it out and if you can, try to stick as close to it as you can. I know I will! At least I’ll try. I hope.

I don’t know about you all, but I have been really negligent as far as proper skin care is concerned. And a good, healthy skin is all one needs. I don’t really care much about the hype around looking young, it’s looking healthy that counts the most I believe and a good skin regimen goes a long way in assuring that. 

I’m sure we’ll be able to get most of the prescribed things from any major store around here. But even if we can’t find a couple out of all these, i’m sure the few that we will end up getting will be better than the nothing we usually use.

Below is the chart I came across at Good Housekeeping today.

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So let’s get all the stuff ready for us to finally begin taking care of our skin. And let’s hope it actually works!

Good Luck!

By Maasi Wajo

 

 

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Our Mothers Taught Us Wrong! 

Bless our mothers for putting up with us and teaching us all that they know. My mother is always in my prayers for dealing with the four of us. Dealing with our tantrums, our bakwas, our moods, and listening to our stories which usually didn’t make sense.

My mom still does that for us. The work of a mother never ends and never gets boring. I’ve learned a lot after marriage as well. How to do laundry, how to fix my clothes that I was a bit careless in wearing and taking off. She has helped me with my cooking, giving me recipes and todkas. Alhumdulillah for my mother who is also living in Pakistan now. I can call her whenever I want and don’t have to worry about the time difference anymore. But we are always having to hang up on each other because someone else needs our attention at that moment, and we usually forget to say/ask what we had actually called for. But, I’m so grateful she is just a few hours away. Love you Momma Cherry!

Now back to our mothers teaching us something wrong! It’s truly not their fault because the product is marketed in that fashion. With the wavy side up! So naturally, our mothers wore them that way, and taught us to wear them that way. I’m talking about bobby pins ladies!!!! Such a simple product that is always missing when you need them, but help us whip us some major hair styles! IMG_8046

I came across an article that my sister sent stating that bobby pins aren’t supposed to be worn with the waves on top. They won’t stay put that way. Which I already knew since they are always slipping away (and making my hair look untidy by the time I get to my destination). In that article, it also gave some tips on how to wear them properly to get the style you want. I thought it was quite helpful and informative. It was like reading about the hack on how to use a soda can top the right way so that your straw doesn’t fall out. Duh!!! So simple! Yet it never occurred to me that there was another reason for the can tops to look that way!

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I also learned  a few other tips on using bobby pins.

Tip #1 was to spray them with hair spray before using them in your hair. This also causes friction and the pins won’t slip down.

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Tip #2 was another simple idea, and that was to use nail polish to color them. So I did! I bought some cheap Medora nail polish in a nice magneta shade and painted a few bobby pins. They looked nice. I just hope they will help them stay in my hair. (I not only painted the outside but the inside. I thought that it would help them stay on, but since I don’t wear nail polish, I didn’t realize that it’s quite smooth and it might have the wrong affect. So, maybe only the outside needs to be painted. Any feedback is welcomed plz! IMG_0921

I tried a few styles on my daughter’s hair and this is how they came out. You might have noticed that I didn’t use the painted bobby pins.

The reason is that they didn’t dry in time. I might have put a bit more nail polish than needed in my excitement. You can paint them in different designs and colors and fashion them in amazing ways. Have fun!