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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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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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POLISHED SPA SHARJAH REVIEW

Hello Stylers!! <3

As a blogger, you need to stay updated with all recent fashion trends & beauty launches, working your way to a picture perfect Instagram feed. Recently I’m more conscious about my expenses on materialised things, instead I try to invest in beautiful memories & refreshing experiences. With working around the clock to somehow balance my jobs, I tend to forget myself between the two on countless occasions. With a more penny-pinching personality, for a couple of days, I’m constantly embracing happy & unique adventures of life.

Instead of spending on makeup & skincare items, I’m indulging in plenty of affordable Spa sessions. Last week, I got invite to try a Balinese Massage at Polished Spa located on University City Road, Sharjah, luckily it’s just around the corner of my office. POLISHED Spa offers a plethora of treatments ranging from Signature body massage, premium facial, mani-pedi and Moroccan baths.

polished-spa-sharjah-review-balinese-massage-uae-beauty-blogger-4Upon entering the spa premises, I’m mesmerised with my personal favourite Lavender scents & offered detox water to instantly refresh the soul. Before heading for my massage, I was given a quick tour of the Orange & White interiorized Spa home to a relaxing Hair Styling Room, Reflexology counter & many more rooms.

polished-spa-sharjah-review-balinese-massage-uae-beauty-blogger-1My therapist directed me towards the changing & locker room where I could dump my belongings & quickly change into their comfy slippers & robe. Before starting off with the relaxing one-hour journey, she explained me the benefits of Balinese Massage which as per my understanding included a combination of rough techniques to relieve tensions & stress particularly suited for adults & sportsman.

As I was looking for a more ‘peaceful’ treatment, one where I don’t scream out every two minutes, I adopted to try Balinese techniques on my Back & for the rest of my body their signature relaxing massage. She began with submerging my feet in warm water mixed with lavender sea salts & essential oil.

polished-spa-sharjah-review-balinese-massage-uae-beauty-blogger-5Later I lay head down on the treatment bed & she began her magic with gentle stroking, percussion & application of essential oil all over my feet & legs. She proceeded on my back with a tad more pressure and went along the shoulder blades & arms. You can definitely feel the difference in techniques between the two, with a tedious 7-5 job my back really needed some serious hardcore traditional methods.

The therapist is happy to adjust her pressures, music & fragrance according to preferences. When I was told to turn over, the therapist placed an eye mask and continued her magic on my stomach and neck.

The treatment ends with a gentle head rub using rose oil and the therapist allows me to have a 15mins nap as I snuggled up on the bed with the soft towels.

She wakes me up with a hot cup of lemon tea and atlas it was time to take a shower. However, the essential oils felt such a heart-warming fragrance on my body that I wanted to enjoy it a bit more and decided to change into my clothes quickly.

I left Polished Spa with a relaxed body and soul, leaving all my stress & work tensions behind in that room. With such great massage experiences lined up along this entire month, I’m becoming a huge addict to regular spa visits for peaceful self-pampering sessions.

Plus, I love the fact that they have a loyalty program which offers free Mani-Pedi & Body Massage for collecting points.

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For bookings or more information on POLISHED Spa, visit their website or Facebook

A Day Spa blended with passion! Get Pretty, Get Pampered, Get Polished @ 06-5435453.

NAYOMI BEAUTY SALON REVIEW

nayomi-beauty-salon-review-ajman-spa-uae-beauty-blogger-1Earlier this week, I made my way to Nayomi Beauty Salon in Ajman, located on Ground Floor of City Life Mall, Al Jurf to try & test their New Paraffin Treatment & the Oxygenating Facial. Popular for their ravishing Nayomi lingerie collections, the beauty salon is nothing less than a Princess Paradise. The elegant baby pink & white interiors are an additional touch to their Princess ideology.

With my Salon visits getting extremely limited because of my hectic work schedules, I knew I should use this review the right away! I needed some Silent self-pampering time away from all the worries of life and the gorgeous Nayomi Salon accommodates these wishes perfectly– it truly is a hidden gem.

Nayomi’s salon has an impressive range of options and treatment rooms dedicated to professionals who work their magic beautifully. If you’re looking to pop in for a hair treatment, full pledged makeup look or a mani-pedi Nayomi has it all.  You’ll also be pleased to know that Nayomi has a hidden, relaxing spa area to enjoy for facial & massages. And another room assigned for hair removal services.

nayomi-beauty-salon-review-ajman-spa-uae-beauty-blogger-2The cashier and waiting area as we got into the salon looked professional, neat and chic But I was immediately struck by Nayomi’s enormous colourful and quirky Nail Polish Collection contrasting really well with its white/pink decor.

My Treatments

Facial Treatment: (350 AED) After accessing my facial conditions, my Beautician ‘Mira’ suggested the Oxygenating Facial and further explained its benefits. In my case, my skin is dehydrated so I’m really glad that this treatment gives full hydration and promotes cells repair to my skin. The treatment room follows their Princess ideology and also comes with spa relaxation music & beautiful scented candles so you can be sure to fully relax and rejuvenate during the 1.5 hours facial.

Nayomi Beauty Salon  Review Facial Ajman Beauty Blogger UAEWhat I love about their trained specialist was she firstly confirmed with me whether I would like to know the treatment & products going on my face as the process continues or I would prefer a silent facial. Her hands were profoundly magical and I dozed off a couple of times during the treatment. She also gave me a complimentary hand massage while the Thalgo serum & masks were doing a wonderful job on my skin. The end results were shiny as hell, I was left with a glowing skin with a bit too much oil than I like, but after a few minutes the oil sink in beautifully.

Manicure & Pedicure: (150 AED) While I sat on their Pink Princess Throne drinking my lemon tea, the ladies  began with a thorough hand and foot wash, scrub, massage and continued their magic on my nails with filing, cutting, buffing and perfecting.  For my nails, I wanted to try a nude polish by OPI which suggestively would last me 15days.

Nayomi Beauty Salon Manicure Review Ajman Beauty Blogger UAEParaffin Treatment: (180 AED) Analysing my cracked heels, the girls suggested for their Popular Wax Treatment, The hot paraffin sits around your hand like a glove, and it feels really nice, warm, and oily! She wrapped both my hands & feet in a plastic bag and then into a washing mitt. After about 10 minutes my hands started feeling cold, which was the indication that the paraffin has cooled off and it was time to remove it.As she disclosed the bag, it left a nice layer of oil on the hands & feets, which she massaged in for a bit. The oil gets absorbed slowly, but it doesn’t leave any unpleasant feeling like when you use body butter on your hands.

The treatment definitely did wonder for my cracked heels, they were so soft & looked shiny smooth. Out of all the treatments, this particular one was my favourite and highly recommendable. <3

My overall impression for Nayomi Beauty Salon, its staff & treatments is highly positive. I’m definitely going back there for another treatment in the future especially for a back massage by Mira which costs just 100AED for half hour.There is no doubt that Nayomi provides professional, high-quality services in the most lavish, fun atmosphere.

WIN FACIAL WITH CRYO HEALTH – RAMADAN GIVEAWAY

Ramadan Mubarak !!

This Ramadan, Rt Hijab Styles & Cryo is partnering up &  giving away CRYO Beauty Angel, a  45 minutes special facial by @cryohealth that will activate the natural collagen production in your skin, reducing wrinkles and leaving you with a smoother, plumper fresh glow worth AED 575.

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To win, all you have to do is:
Tag 5 friends in the comments below this picture on Instagram
Follow @cryohealth & @rthijabstyles on Instagram
*Multiple Entries Allowed
 *This competition is open to only residents of United Arab Emirates till 13/06/2016 and the prize for this giveaway has been sponsored by CRYO HEALTH

WIN BODY MASSAGE AT EXPERIENCE SPA – RAMADAN GIVEAWAY

Hey lovelies,

It’s been a very long time since my last giveaway contest, but no worries this Ramadan many competitions are in stock for all my readers. Rt Hijab Styles is going to one and the success of this blog goes entirely to all you beautiful ladies.

As promised in my last post, I am collaborating with Ramada Hotels UAE and this time, you have the chance to win a one-hour body massage at the newly launched ‘Experience Spa’ at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman. Offering a  diverse collection of treatments guided through a journey from ancient Indian Ayurvedic treatments to Thai techniques and Moroccan traditions of healing, relaxation & inner peace.

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To win this exclusive Body Massage all you have to do is:

1) Follow @RthijabStyles on Instagram 
2) Follow @rhotelsuae on Instagram
3) Repost the above picture on Instagram with #TheRHotelsExperience
4) Tag 3 friends or more on the competition post on Instagram.

1 winner will be announced on Wednesday 1/6/2016. Good luck!

*Multiple posts are allowed
*This competition is open to only residents of United Arab Emirates.
*The prize for this giveaway has been sponsored by Ramada Hotel UAE.

EXPERIENCE SPA REVIEW

Life as a blogger does get restless with countless sleepless nights to publish a perfect post but some days are better than others, especially the ones where you are booked for a relaxed weekend at an alter dimension. Though travelling between Earths to find my inner calm wasn’t an option, I did visit the newly launched ‘Experience Spa’ at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman.

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Thai Massage Private Room

Offering a  diverse collection of treatments guided through a journey from ancient Indian Ayurvedic treatments to Thai techniques and Moroccan traditions of healing, relaxation & inner peace. Upon entering the spacious spa, the exotic aroma of aromatic essential oils put your mind to ease in an instant.

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Reception Area

What I tried ?

Hyaluronic Facial ( AED 350 for 60mins)

A massive super hit among the Spa hounds, this Intensive moisturizing facial leaves your skin deeply cleansed, luminous & incredibly hydrated. All my worries just disappeared while lying on that plush bed, plus the residual relaxation stuck around for a long while after. Halfway through my facial, the room were a blur to me, as I was slowly fading into a soothing paradise.

Pampering Foot Massage (AED 170 for 45mins)   

My first experience of Foot Reflexology was truly divine, my masseur managed to wash away all the built up tension blocked in my sore muscles. She was a perfectionist with her techniques & strokes and knew exactly where the pressure points lie & which part needed special care.

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After my massage ends, a warm cup of green tea was brought down for me to settle down and take my time.

The experience was superb but the results were even better. Immediately after my skin was jam-packed with moisture, leaving my regularly dry complexion plumped up, dewy and overall more radiant. The foot reflexology was the most relaxing experience I ever had.

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Relaxing lounge
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Exclusive Moroccan Bath Area

The beautiful journey from the minute you step in at their aromatic reception to your private room for your chosen session till the moment you bid your goodbyes to the staff is just magical.

To book your treatment now visit their website or give them a call + 971 6 703 1111

It’s time to say a Goodbye but I will be hosting a Giveaway very soon, So comment below if you would like to get a facial treatment or body massage and  Stay Tuned on my Instagram & Facebook for more information.

 

VANIDAY ‘VALENTINE’

Happy Valentines Day lovelies!!! It’s time for a special self-pampering session. Every year I pledge to love myself more and have some personal ‘me time’. What I mean by that is spending bonkers of money on Beauty Salons & Spa, this year Vaniday dropped a bombshell and made the lovely red hearts day better than expected.

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Vaniday is a fabulous mobile app which hooks u up with the best beauty & wellness services around the clock in UAE.  It allows you to compare the treatments, offers & costs between different salons. Vaniday hands down is the  most convenient solution to your salon booking hassles. And oh yea, I forgot to mention it is absolutely free – It’s the Zomato for the beauty world.

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All thanks to Vaniday app I booked an amazing Head, Neck & Shoulder massage at Ayurveda Soft Touch Spa in Kempinski, Hotel Ajman.
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I have to admit, my experience at SofTouch Spa was nothing less than a royal mirage. My masseuse Ms.Jyoti gave me the most nerve calming massage ever, for a hijabi like me, a good head massage is all I needed to conquer the world. From the aromatic oil to soft soothing instrumental music, Soft Touch Spa gives the ultimate luxurious treatment, we all women deserve.
Vaniday is offering 15% off on your first booking, download the Vaniday app today – a one-stop online platform for all your beauty needs.
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Disclaimer: This treatment was courtesy of Vaniday, however, the opinion & review herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Vaniday.