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7 STEP SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR SUMMERS — CLINIQUE

Good morning lovelies! I’d like to start this post by giving out a big warm cozy bear Hug to every single one of you for all the love that I’m getting lately on my Instagram. I never imagined that girls would care about my opinions and the fact that we are 21k strong on Insta in just two years of knocking content, is surreal!

That said, let’s get down to business with today’s beauty post provoked by Dubai’s horrible heat! Following one of my favorite desi mom’s advice — i.e; not to play with products that go on your face, I play awfully safe during summers. NO winged eyeliners, NO cut crease, NO crazy brands & experiments and a complete NO to the whole contouring dilemma.

Just to give you an idea about my definition of ideal skin for summers:

Natural-Matte Finish: I’m so not a fan of dewy makeup looks, I love a matte face with quick arched eyebrows, a pop of color on lips and maybe a highlight.

Perfect blend: With combination skin type (Oily T-zone and Dry/flaky on cheeks & chins) I prefer a skin care regime with minimum items that suit perfectly my skin type and strikes a hydrating finish.

Quick & Long Lasting: Hustling around the busy streets of Dubai, I’m not the one with super long makeup routine, I need something that lasts from day to night with minimal to NO touch ups.

SPF anything: I learned it the hard way, but sunscreen is super important even for brown skin like mine, but most lotions are super tacky and silly. Hence, I spray ons.

So how do I achieve it?  My routine is limited to few items (in fact, just seven simple steps) and is stuck to only one brand – Clinique. (Another desi mum advice! You see, my mum loved this brand for years and as they say like mother like daughter!)

clinique dubai marina mall new store in uae review clinique haul best products from clinique review beauty blogger dubai rthijabstyles rahma talwar review (1)Step1: Wake Up Duty! Starting off my morning with their Sonic Deep Cleansing brush (Though this purchase was heavy on my pocket, it handles my black heads wonderfully and also stopped those terrible breakout sessions) and extra gentle cleansing foam. Lately, I’m loving foam cleansers, because they are perfect for dry skin yet doesn’t leave your face dehydrated.

Step2: Moisture Everything! I tend to have a love-hate relationship with mosituzers, hence, I favor moisturizing water based gel which hydrates my skin enough without being too tacky or sticky.

Step3: Natural MakeUp All the Way!  I am no makeup guru or anything but I know what I like. To me, I can spare extra money, on a long lasting full coverage – light weight foundations — Beyond Perfecting Foundation which doesn’t cause breakouts and clog my pores. Apply some mascara for dramatic eyelashes and a pop of color using Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm and I’m done for the day!

clinique dubai marina mall new store in uae review clinique haul best products from clinique review beauty blogger dubai rthijabstyles rahma talwar review (1)Step 4: Sun Protection! I realized the importance of SPF once I started driving and saw an insignificant shift in my skin color. This oil free SPF 30 Body Mist is perfect for those last minute “oops, I need to apply SPF” moments.

Step 5: Take it Off! Returning after a hectic day, all I want is to crash on my bed yet with little energy left in me, I head off to my washroom for an effective night time routine. To me,  a makeup remover should quickly remove all traces of waterproof makeup with few swipes. And I did notice, a little Clinique’s Take the day off remover goes very far one does the entire job using only one cotton pad.

Step6: Night Time Sleepy Time! A freshly cleaned face is all I crave for a peaceful sleep, plus a fixed night care routine actually tackles acne problems too. I match my cleansing brush with Clinique’s Anti blemish solution cleansing foam. Technically all anti-acne related treatments leave ur skin super dry so restrict its use to once a day.

clinique dubai marina mall new store in uae review clinique haul best products from clinique review beauty blogger dubai rthijabstyles rahma talwar review (3)Step7: Miracle Happens! You know those nights when suddenly a pimple shows up and an important meeting is scheduled next morning (you might feel crying!). I found a perfect solution – Clinique Clearing Gel, a spot treatment which does wonders and you see true results within a night.

Super happy that they finally opened up an independent store in Dubai Marina Mall! The price? Well as everything good, the prices are super high but a flawless skin needs a stable investment.

Cheers Dubai!

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Glam Up with Gosh Makeup Part 2

Gosh Makeup Review Mineral Powder Shopping Haul contour kit foundation plus 008 honey gosh arabiaGood Morning Girls!!

So let’s just brighten up today with a beauty review! Gosh is recently all over the blogosphere and continuously praised by Dubai Beauty Gurus, the makeup line coming from Denmark limits the chemical ingredients and focuses more on a flawless smooth skin with Paraben-free, fragrance-free & cruelty-free ingredients.

In my last beauty post aka Glam Up with Gosh MakeUp I told you guys, I will be reviewing some awesome sauce Gosh Products (the products they used for my makeover), which Oh My Gosh are the best thing in the beauty world. If you’re looking to fill your makeup bag without breaking the bank – you should really pick up a few GOSH products.

“Did you know that GOSH were an almost completely vegan friendly beauty brand?”

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GOSH Cosmetics Foundation Plus+ 008 GOLDEN TAN

The new highly concentrated foundation formula is designed to give full coverage and honestly, at first, I was quite disappointed with size but you’ll need only the tiniest amount to cover a full face. The formula is easily blendable and gives a dewy hydrating finish. With my dry skin going worse this summer, this formula with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and algae, basically allowed me to wear makeup without any flakiness and still had a nourishing long lasting finish.

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I hate wearing makeup during summers, it’s just not for me, but when I want to look somewhat presentable,  I typically reach for this baby. Now I never tried a mineral powder before and didn’t know what exactly it did. But this ‘powder‘ is so lightweight and as you start applying it to your skin it becomes almost cream like giving you that wonderfully smooth finish. – It’s actually pure magic 😝

Gosh Makeup Review Mineral Powder Shopping Haul contour kit foundation plus 008 honey gosh arabiaI really appreciate the packaging & seal, you can control how much powder comes out and even close it completely while traveling.

GOSH Contour’N Strobe Kit 002 MEDIUM

It’s quite a basic kit and perfect for beginners or girls looking for a natural everyday look. Plus the packaging is quite strong & handy, I have often thrown it in my purse when in a hurry and no scar whatsoever. The texture is extremely soft and blends on the skin.

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Contour: It has two shades (shimmery & matte) I use the lighter shade on my forehead and nose while the darker one to define my cheekbones.
Blush: Often, I ignore applying a blush, in the fear of having pink clown cheeks but The dusty rose pink shade looks super natural on my skin tone.
Highlight: Going with the natural look, the highlight has just the right amount of shine. But if I do have time, I rather apply my liquid highlighters.

GOSH Giant Pro Double Liner 001 BLACK

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Now the only reason, I picked up this black beauty was because the makeup artist used it so flawlessly on me during my makeover. But oh my god, though the formula is so good & rich in color, it’s so hard for me to apply it with accurate precision. Again, this product is quite traveling friendly, as you use the kajal as an eyeshadow for smokey eye and the liquid pencil liner for the perfect winged cat-eye (only if you can master the sorcery of jumbo pencils) 

GOSH Eyebrow Pencil 05 DARK BROWN

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m really bad when it comes to taming my eyebrows. But I’m quite surprised with this one, I usually use powder but frankly, a pencil is way easier and precise for a beginner like me. Since this eyebrow pencil is waterproof, it stays all day long and I don’t need a touch-up! Plus, Looks super natural and gives a soft look to the eyebrows.

Personally, in my opinion, the brand is worth every penny, from foundation to eye product one better than other. And if you are looking for a good skin base – premier, foundation, concealer & powder, Gosh maybe a bit pricey but the different textures & number of shades it has, you are bound to get the perfect one for you.

 

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this article were sent to Rt Hijab Style’s author by Gosh. However, this is a press release, aiming at the promotion to a wider audience. No compensation was provided in any way for the publication of this post by Gosh  or any other company.

 

   Until, Next Time, Love Rahma


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Glam Up with Gosh MakeUp

Ever since my teenage years, I’ve always been intimated by high-end brands and stuck to drugstore makeup lines, last year when a Denmark originated brand started creating a massive buzz in the blogosphere because of it’s ll natural ingredients which mean they’re Paraben-free, fragrance-free & cruelty-free, I went ahead with making my own purchases and fell in love with it’s seaweed collection.

Earlier this month. I got contacted to have a makeover done by them, and if you watched my vlog, you know your girl, had the best time of her life.I have the ugliest eyebrows in the history of mankind, (due to religious reasons I don’t get them plucked) bushy & untameable, or that’s what I thought. Until Gosh’s makeup artist did the magic and I had the honor to use #EyebrowsonFleek on my Instagram. 😍

Gosh Makeover Dubai Beauty Review UAE Youtuber Vlogger ggGosh Makeover Dubai Beauty Review UAE Youtuber Vlogger fDuring my visit to the Lifestyle store in Mall of Emirates, I got to know more about the brand and their awesome range in foundations, premiers & mascaras. Truth be told, when a brand offer makeup premiers to suit all 3 skin types (dry, oily & combination) it deserves all the shootouts & crazy fan following. Also, the mascara line up by huge, each one did something special & different.

I was suggested products which would go well with my dry skin, and to my surprise, Argan Oil was a promising ingredient in most. I walked out the store with a few products and hopefully, I will be reviewing them soon.

Until, Next Time, Love Rahma


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Lush Hair Lab Review

When someone asks me what I’m interested in, “besides fashion & beauty” my go-to answer is ‘branding’. Ever since my college days, I loved serious meaningful conversations about those cult favourite brands, of course, it made me sound smart too. And ‘Lush’ was definitely at the top! Most of my research on key marketing terms- CSR, Word of Mouth, A/B Testing, was backed up by the examples of this particular brand.

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I fell in love with Lush, right from the moment I heard about it on Zoella’s youtube channel, visited the store later that week and there was no going back. Lush is known for the rigorous staff training on how to treat the visitors as a family and you feel that core value & passion throughout the employees, even in the way they treat you. With all honesty, instead of forcing down a purchase, they love to educate you about the brand & its products, a reason why you leave the store with a generous chunk of samples.

Recently, I went down to the New Lush Store at City walk, which apparently is also the biggest one in the Middle East to review an interesting idea – Lush Hair Lab. Loving the brand and its history so much, I couldn’t help myself but decided to go for a quick shopping spree on their valentines collection before hitting the lab.

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“Fancy having a professional wash and blow-dry, trying exciting new products or even a henna application? You can have a luxurious hair treatment and fight animal testing by visiting the Lush Hair Lab”

Hair Lab is a relatively new concept where you can experience the products on spot and get instant results. It is an entirely complimentary process, inviting you to test out new products or enjoy a truly pampering hair-washing experience. Decorated with reclaimed wood and white ceramic tiles among Basins & hair styling equipment where clients can have their hair washed, dried and styled on the go. At the far end of the small, no door room, a tiny shelf holds all the products in use.

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Hair Lab
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Also, you can try out Henna to colour your hair, which is a no chemical process.

Each treatment at the hair lab starts by an in-depth consultation with your hair technician about the condition of your hair, how you like to wear it day-to-day, and what type of results you are looking for. And mind you she is not satisfied with a simple answer like ‘Glowing shiny hair’, she wants to know all the dirt – itchy scalp, hair fall and so on.

Next, she picked the perfect products to use on my hair & went in a detailed explanation about which ingredients are used in the products and the benefits I shall reap.

Lush City Walk Hair Lab Review Free hair treatment - Dubai beauty blogger - uae hijabi stylist - best hair care shampoo conditioner and hair oil treatment for hijabi rehab shampoo reviewI was given the choice of hot oil treatment or a deep conditioning hair mask, while I have been relying upon Jasmine And Henna Fluff-Eaze to revamp my hair from 2016 January, so we started off with something new – a hot hair oil treatment with Damaged packed full of extra virgin olive and Rich and conditioning Organic Avocado Oil.  Again following the solid shampoo & conditioner bars, the product was actually a small 20g block of serum on a wooden stick which you have to melt with boiling water. How cool is that?? Especially when you get to be a queen and the work is done entirely by someone else. My hair technician massaged the vanilla infused oil on my scalp for a good five minute, oh but the oil hardens up quickly, giving you a slight headache.

Secondly, we jointly picked up Rehab, just like the name suggests, it’s a rehabilitation centre for your vulnerable destroyed hair. Rehab is a thin, runny shampoo with extracts of tropical fruits like Papaya, Kiwi & Pineapple juices, vegetable oils and stimulating peppermint which cleanses your hair in depth. Rehab was my personal favourite during summer 2016, it detangles hair and you can afford to skip the conditioner once in a while, especially when you are running late. However, with personal experience, this shampoo on its own doesn’t give any shine or glow to hair.

We finished off with Rehab’s partner in crime, Lush Retread Conditioner, a super-smoothing cream with seaweed, yoghurt, cantaloupe melon and jojoba oil to give seriously sad hair its shine back.The smell is not off-putting and stays on the whole day (this is a pro if you like are into fruity scents).  Retread thankfully contains no silicones or the majority of horrible ingredients you find in regular conditioners.

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VERDICT: Lush hair care range is my personal preference among the store, especially because of the amazing outcome. I’ve always selected Lush products after a thorough understanding and a detailed discussion with the staff, they genuinely want to help you, and your only work is to tell them exactly what you are looking for. They are termed as ‘Lush Experts’ for a reason. And the Hair Lab is one step forward to assist you in your purchase by showcasing the results then and there. The only thing I was quite sceptical about is why the Lab doesn’t have a door, being a hijabi it was quite a No No for us.

Appointments run on a first come first serve basis at Lush City Walk, but you can definitely call & book a date on 045608509


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VEET SENSITIVE TOUCH BEAUTY TRIMMER REVIEW

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Hair removal is always a fuss, and a parlour visit for getting waxed is not my cup of tea. First of all, I’m highly allergic to any kind of wax treatment, so your concerned advice to stop shaving would go in vain. Secondly, the lazy girl in me likes to discover products which are effective, time saving and most importantly requires least efforts. Anyway onto the good stuff!

For a really long time now, I’ve been doing my own epilation at home and it works well for me. Recently, I got my hands on the latest launch by Veet – the Sensitive Touch Beauty Trimmer for Gentle Shaving and Precise Shaping for your Sensitive Body Parts like face, underarms & bikini, a pain-free, fast, easy, and you can do it yourself in the privacy of your own home solution !

The box contains:

  • Beauty Styler
  • 2-sided head for eyebrow shaping
  • Bikini trimming head
  • 2 Comb attachments
  • Styler cap
  • Cleaning brush
  • Beauty pouch
  • AA battery

The interchangeable heads are super easy to put together and simple to use, one for your eyebrows and other areas of your face and the other wide head is to get a precise trim on your underarms & bikini area. The Clip-Ons trimming comb gives you your desired length perfectly every time. The cutting teeth of this trimmer are rounded so it effectively trims off the hair without giving cuts or nicks.

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Step 1: Trim

For desired eyebrow length just trim them! Use the small head and add the comb attachment. Place the device over your eyebrow and move it against the direction of hair growth.

Step 2: Shape

For perfect eyebrow contouring, remove the comb and use the high precision head. Touch skin lightly and push it across the eyebrow.

Step 3: Finish

You may choose to fill in your eyebrow by applying a small hatching pattern using an eyebrow pencil for the perfect finish.

Pros:

  1. No danger of cutting/nicking yourself, absolutely safe
  2. Hair does not grow back as thicker or harsher compared to normal shaving blades
  3. Cleaning is quick and easy
  4. Portable and battery operated, Travel-friendly & super light weighted
  5. Adjustable trimming heads for different need
  6. Great for quickly shaving off the short hair on toes & fingers too.

Cons:

  1. The price could be a con for some, but I feel it’s more like an investment – saves you so much time and money on waxing & threading!
  2. Makes huge noise while operating which can get annoying
  3. Need a lot of precision while using it on eyebrows for the perfect trim.
  4. Cannot be used in conjunction with shaving gel or foam.
  5. Not water resistant.

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My Verdict: The Veet Beauty Kit is personally kind of both a hit & miss for me, it’s definitely super convenient for travelling & easily makes a perfect home in your handbag. I’ve never actually done threading or waxing my eyebrows but I did use this gem between my eyebrows and to slightly trim off excess for a somewhat decent shape. The hair grows back between 10 to 12 days but not as harsh or darker. I also tried it on my mum’s upper lip but it is a little difficult to use it on someone else, it’s basically a self-handled device. I wouldn’t recommend to use it on your upper lips regularly but once in a blue moon is absolutely fine. Just ensure after trimming your upper lips, the next trip should be to a salon for a more professional wax or threading.

To my relief, there has been NO shaving rash after using this little trimmer on my face. You can also use the head for sideburns, neck or baby hair on your forehead, you can actually use this particular head at many areas including your toes and fingers.

But the real downfall was the wide head if you can’t use it with water or shaving gel, the whole thing goes down the drain. I did try it on both my underarms & bikini area but was left disappointed. It didn’t give me a close cut as I expected. However, for a quick fix in time of emergency, it does an okay to a decent job.

If you have any questions, comments or anything else, feel free to comment or drop me a message! For everything else, stay tuned to my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can find the Veet Sensitive Touch Beauty Trimmer at all the leading Stores across U.A.E  and online stores too. It is priced at AED 135 on souq.com

 

 

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this article were sent to Rt Hijab Style’s author by VEET ARABIA. However, no compensation was provided in any way for the publication of this post by Veet or any other company. 

 

APLAVA.COM REVIEW

what-to-do-when-bloggers-blog-strikes-001We all have our favourite online retailers. Whether they are our favourites due to the website layout, the products they sell, the beautiful images they use or their little discounts & offers at checkout, we find ourselves choosing a selection of faves and sticking to them. And Aplava is definitely one of my faves beauty stores in India.

This review was long due since I made my purchase in late June. So, without further ado let me quickly share my views on this web siteaplava.What does Aplava offer?

We have an impressive spread of online beauty products in India. But, we are not just any other website forcing you to pick stuff from our portal. Instead, we focus on making it a personalised shopping experience with only the best beauty products. We believe that each customer is different and has a different set of requirements. So, why should you be left in the dark while picking beauty products or personal care products?

How are they different?

In case of beauty products online shopping, Aplava focus on offering a unique experience that is completely personalised to meet your needs. Here is how it works:

Step 1: Create a personalised profile for yourself. This will be your personal care profile that will help the team understand your skin type and accordingly recommend beauty products.

Step 2: Get expert advice throughout the process of choosing the right mix of beauty products. All this from the cosy confines of your home ensuring that you don’t move an inch.

Step 3: Build a beauty regime that will last you long. Yes! Aplava experts will build a customised regimen for you allowing you to pamper your skin.

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You shall find countless Indian plus International skincare, makeup and haircare brands at Aplava. Overall I am very happy with my hassle free shopping experience. I am looking forward to shopping with them again.

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Things That I Liked about Aplava.com:

  • Both Indian and international drugstore & high-end brands to choose from.
  • Product recommendation based on your need and concern by select experts.
  • Free delivery over 1500 INR.
  • 24×7 customer care service.
  • Easy navigation & user-friendly website

Things That I Don’t Like about Aplava.com:

  • Ships only within India.

 

Disclaimer: Sponsored post by Aplava but my opinion is 100% honest as usual. 

BEAUTY NEWS : WELLBEY LAUNCH

In today’s modern age, anything & everything you need is just a click away. From delicious delicacy to uber taxi, mobile applications have revolutionised the way we schedule our life – so why shouldn’t the beauty world get a piece of the action? We are past those tedious days of bookings appointments over telephones, introducing a much fabulous, stress-free and on the go solution to schedule your beauty dates, Wellbey is a one stop for all your new beauty finds. Whether you desire a fine haircut, a relaxing yoga lesson, simply get your monthly mani-pedi done, find the right salon or spa at your nearby location within your budget via Wellbey site.

A few days back, I got to interview the dynamic duo behind the now popular site called Wellbey launched this January 2016, and what a refreshing & inspiring talk it was, here is how my little chitchat went ahead with founders – Christopher Latti & Stefan Berger.

 Christopher Latti &amp; Stefan Berger founders of Wellbey
Tell us something about the team behind Wellbey and from where did the idea originate?
We started working together in 2 different startups but having known one another for over 15 years. Being brought up with international backgrounds, and having lived in multiple countries, we know the differences in markets here in MENA and abroad. And over the many years, we always had instances in Dubai of “How come we don’t have this in Dubai? Or that?”.
By seeing the growing popularity of people booking services online in other service industries such as airline, hotel, rentals – we thought why is there not a market to serve that for Beauty and Wellbeing which is so prevalent with the people in Dubai and the MENA region.   We came up with Wellbey when we saw this massive gap in the UAE and MENA market for Beauty and Wellbeing, and wanted to help make lives easier for people. With many friends over the years expressing their frustration with finding good salons, gyms and most recently yoga studios, we realised that with our know-how, we could provide a solution. That’s when Wellbey was born !
How big is the beauty market in UAE and what was missing from the traditional solutions?
The beauty and wellbeing market in the UAE is huge, with over 6,000 establishments, and with one of the highest growth rates in the world. The traditional solutions included general directories with inaccurate information and very frustrating non-user friendly websites. The recent startups that have launched are a step in a better direction, however, the majority of them focus on replicating ideas from overseas, whilst we are making Wellbey to be catered to this particular market.
With a focus on the customer along with our partners we only look to have a win-win situation for all, where everyone benefits.  By providing our partners with a platform to further track performance, advertise, and view analytics we can help businesses across the MENA reach their customer better and more efficiently.
Why should ladies use Wellbey, what makes it so unique?
Ladies should use Wellbey because it is a convenient, quick and reliable gateway to Beauty and Wellbeing. They can come on our site and find the best salons near them, read multiple reviews, search by map and book instantly by phone or online. We give our users options, and do not force them into any actions. We simply want to create the best platform where people can make informed decisions and find the best place for them to go to suit their beauty and wellbeing needs.  Recently launched, our users and visits have grown much higher than initially anticipated, and we’re really happy the response we’ve got from our customers so far!  Our main focus is always on the customer, and we want to provide the best experience possible from start to finish.
How has your growth been since launch and What does the future hold for Wellbey?
Growth has been really great, with great response from users. We learn the most from our users, so we constantly chat with them to get feedback on our site, as well as learn from the behaviour to improve Wellbey constantly. The future of Wellbey is to expand into the entire MENA region, as well as expand on the products we offer our clients, who are salons, spas, gyms, fitness centres, yoga studios.  Our partners also are very important to us,
What is your one tip for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Failure is not an end point, it really is just the beginning.  As an entrepreneur starting a company, it is almost guaranteed and essential you fail along the way, because with failure comes learning, and with learning comes invaluable experience. So, the one main tip really would be to never give up, and to try, try and try again. There is no such thing as a failure because you can always try again until you get it right. It will be tough, but the goal is to focus on always moving forward. Oh, and whatever age you may be, if you have the opportunity to start your own business right now, do it.
One more thing: Where did the name Wellbey come from?

Wellbey is all about Beauty and Wellbeing. We wanted a name which sounded very friendly, inviting, almost like a friend you could refer to when speaking to others. The name is also a combination of the words “Wellbeing” and “Beauty”, so we were happy when we came up with it, and everyone we spoke to loved the name too, so we knew it was the one.

For more information on Wellbey, have a browse through their official website and follow them on Facebook.

MY WELLBEY JOURNEY

With Eid being just around the corner, scheduling Salon appointment is a top priority at every girl’s agenda. With the ongoing rush at beauty salons, I prefer to book my treatments way ahead of time, but not having a go to salon often puts me in a very tricky position.

My Wellbey jounrey reivewRecently I came across Wellbey, a handy new website that is the gateway for you to discover new salons and services dotted around the city at the click of a button. Though currently, Wellbey is a massive directory of service providers in UAE, Jordan and Qatar, soon it will be launching there in house online booking platform and mobile application.

My beauty regime begins days before Eid and includes a relaxing facial, fancy mani-pedi, stylish henna design and a soothing massage. But the only dilemma is where to go?

My Wellbey jounrey reivewSo having discovered this new platform I hopped onto the Wellbey user-friendly website on my mobile to look for answers. All you need to do is enter your preferred service and nearby area and in a matter of seconds you get a choice of salons with user reviews. Each salon is also ranked on prices, making it easier for you to select the services under your budget.

All thanks to Wellbey’s quick interface, you get the contact information of each Salon with all treatments it offers in a jiffy. I tend to avoid online payments as much as possible, so booking appointments via phone calls are my safest bet. I was able to find some really great spa & salon near to my office courtesy Wellbey, so the last few days of Ramadan, you all know where I shall be found.

I’m eagerly waiting for their mobile application launch and with that said, you will have countless beauty treatments just a click away.

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Stay tuned to my Instagram & Snapchat to see the backstage action of my pre-EID beauty regime.

WANNA GET FREEBIES? ‘SKIN18’ IS YOUR ANSWER

Hi Lovelies,

As a beauty blogger, I’m always testing out new products & brands and my product theory is pretty simple: the product either works or it doesn’t. When it comes to Korean Skincare, be it sheet masks, cushion foundation, konjac sponges or lip tints – they have taken the beauty industry by storm.

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So here is introducing Skin18 an online portal for all your skincare needs – housing mainstream Korean Brands such as Nature Republic, Berrisom, Etude House, The Faceshop. With the convenience of shipping worldwide, this site is a holy grail for all Korean Skincare Lovers. They also have free masks and samples to offer listed at zero price on the website. Do check out their freebies section, all you need is to just pay for their shipping to you and you just managed to score some awesome Korean skincare for free.


Here is another way to get FREE product and FREE postage from Skin18!

They regularly invite bloggers or anyone who likes to try Korean Skincare to enter their Skin18 Reviewer Program. All you need to do is  fill out the reviewer application form here or send a  request email to blogger@skin18.com  with a with your blog or social media’s links.

Requirement to enter the Reviewer Program (either one of the following)

  • It would be awesome if you are a blogger (even new ones) and have your own blog page.
  • Host accounts on a minimum of 2 social media channels with over 300+ followers/fans: Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / Google+ / Instagram / Tumblr

After approval, sit back relax and wait for your package.


 

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The website was kind enough to send across this goodie bag which included:
  • Four Seasons Aloe Soothing Waterfall Oasis Mask – Ideal for whitening and brightening your dull skin.
  • Four Seasons Collagen Lifting Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask – Ideal for women who are looking at getting wrinkle free skin and those who have been facing problems with saggy skin.
  • Four Seasons Snail Repairing Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask – Best for anyone above the age of 35 years to get rid of wrinkles naturally.
  • Luke Hydrogel Eye Patch For Eye Puffiness & Luke Lemon Tea Tree Nose Cleansing Strips

You should definitely check out Skin18.com if you are looking to purchase Korean skincare! One of the best sites out there for shopping Korean stuff with very affordable shipping costs, a very active customer support team and not to forget the mind-blowing collection of skincare products and goodies/samples at zero price.

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Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this article were sent to me via Skin18. However, this is a press release, aiming at the promotion of their Reviewer Programme to a wider audience. No compensation was provided in any way for the publication of this post by Skin18 or any other company. 

GLAMBOX | FEBRUARY 2016

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Hi lovelies,

Time to make the ultimate decision of whether to renew my Glambox subscription box or not. The last six month of this GLAMourous journey has its very own ups and downs. Though I have enjoyed some of the products and vouchers, the overall experience was bizarre. I love the concept of subscription boxes but Glambox doesn’t hit the mark. With therapy box under construction hopefully, UAE will see more subscription boxes in the future and with that my blog post full of amazing reviews.

For now, time to check out this month’s Glambox contents.

  1. Hand tied lashes from Beauty by Edge: I was surprised how lashes really change your face Until now I never got to try fake lashes but these look so good on, you feel like a DIVA. But getting these lashes on were just a pain in the neck.
  2. Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash 50ml
  3. Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Daytime Treatment 15ml
  4. Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir – NOT A FAN

DISCOUNT VOUCHERS

  • 30% online discount at Beauty by Edge
  • 40% online discount at Vaniday
  • 100 AED off at K.Lynn Lingerie
  • Free Complimentary Cologne Absolute 30ml and personalized leather case with the purchase of any 200ml Atelier Cologne.

Click here, to know more and read my previous months reviews.

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If you’d like to find out more about Glam Box Middle East or sign up to their monthly beauty boxes you can visit their website or check out their Facebook page
*Disclaimer:  The subscription featured in this post is purchased with personal funds. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Glam Box or any other company.This post also contains a referral link. Using the link to register with Glam Box middle east a referral credit that support’s RT Hijab Styles further expenditures.