Monday, April 27, 2015


Hello everyone,

I am back with my first blog post on Spring/Summer Essentials.

Most of you would definitely be knowing what to do and how to take care of yourselves in these seasons and specially in the long and heavy summer months, but, I thought why not share how I take care of myself in these gruelling summer season.

I shall be subdividing this post in to a summer fashion and summer makeup essentials which i shall be posting very soon after this post. Keep on reading to know how i take care of myself in Summer.


I cannot emphasize enough the importance of sunscreen in our lives. I believe this is the most important thing which should be practiced from an early age. Sunblock or sunscreen protects the skin from harmful rays of the sun. If the skin is not protected from the these UVA/UVB rays, this leads to hyperpigmentation, skin damage, sun spots etc. All of these skin problems are irreversible. Sun damage also accelerates the process of ageing. So, in order to protect ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun, it is imperative that we invest in a good sunblock/sunscreen and apply it to all the exposed areas of the body like the face, neck, hands, ears and the decolletage area. Some of my favourite sunblocks are Neutrogena dry touch sunblock SPF 70, SoLARiN 60 and Helionof SPF 50.


Drink lots and lots of water. It is the best best beauty advice that one could get and which we all know but not follow. Hydrating oneself with water keeps the body functioning properly and keeps it running like a well oiled machine. Drink freshly squeezed juices, eat fruits rich in water content, have some cool and tasty lassi. There are a million ways to keep oneself hydrated. You can even try leomonade or flavoured water.


Bathing twice a day in this hot and humid weather is a must. It keeps us feeling and making us clean and fresh and also keeps all the fungal infections which a lot of the people face due to excessive sweating at bay. 


All year round I like using deodorants but in the month of summer my use of deodorants increases twofolds more. It keeps the nasty body odour at bay and keeps us feeling fresh and dry. The deodorants I prefer are from Nivea, Fa and Nike Woman. I also like to switch my perfumes and go for lighter formulas which comprise of fruity and floral notes. I also prefer wearing Victoria Secret's Body mists.


Dressing up summer appropriate means wearing light and cool fabrics which are breathable like cotton, voile and best of all lawn fabrics. Try to wear loose shirts and trousers. Use of light and pastel colours not only makes us feel good but it is a known fact that lighter colours absorb less heat which in turn keeps us feeling cool in this scorching heat.

So, these are some of my most important summer essentials. I hope you all find this post helpful. I shall be doing my next post on Summer fashion and makeup trends. So keep reading this space for more fun ideas and posts.

Please feel free to ask any question or if you would like me to review a product to let me know, I shall be more than happy to oblige. Also do comment. I would love to hear from you all.

Till next time have fun, enjoy life, thank Allah and practice safe sun.



  1. Hi Maha, thanks for such an interesting and informative post...! :-)

    Really enjoyed reading it :-) 

    I wish summer would come soon to Germany as well that I can begin implementing your wonderful tips...!

    By the way, speaking of body mists favourite is Body Shop Strawberry Mist :-)

    One more thing look lovely in your photo...! MashAllah :-)

  2. Hi Ramla. Thank you for liking my post. You can borrow our Pakistani summer anytime ;)

    Yes, I also like the Body shop strawberry range :)

  3. Very nice post Maha. Enjoyed reading it. I would just like to add one thing that I keep in mind while going out in sun is to wear such clothes that cover your body ( like full sleeves shirts) to avoid tan on your exposed areas). And Ramla I like your idea of sharing your blog .

    1. Hi Shumail, it's definitely fun to share the blog with Maha and her contribution is invaluable too :-) Thanks for visiting and for your excellent suggestion :-)

  4. Hi ramla its definition a hit summer post... very basic yet essential tips...for keep going on summer seasons.

    1. Hi Kanwal, it's good to know that you liked Maha's post :-) Thanks for visiting and for commenting :-)

  5. Thank you Kanwal Ikram and Sumaiya khan for visiting our page and commenting on the blog. I am glad you liked the post. Thank you.

    1. How can we follow your blog, how can i keep my self undated with your new post.

    2. How can we follow your blog, how can i keep my self undated with your new post.

    3. Hi Kanwal, thanks for wanting to 'follow' our blog, you are most welcome to do so through Facebook, Twitter and Google+ :-)