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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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Himalya Herbal Skincare Regime

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Winter is always difficult on my skin, with the constantly changing weather, not only my health but also my dear skin takes a hit. So I often tend to lean towards organic & herbal products which are suitable for  all skin types during this season. Himalaya is one such herbal brand filled with nature’s beautiful Ayurveda secrets.

Today I’m going to share my top 5 best working Himalaya Herbals products which did wonders for my skin this season and you could get all this delivered right at your door step with souq.com

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Oil Control Lemon Foaming Face Wash: AEd 31

My skin is combination of dry and oil T zone, in general, oil free cleanser suits it perfectly all year round. This particular one had a very mild smell & did great in department of removing dirt, makeup build up and opening up pores.

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Purifying Neem Scrub & Mask: AED 31 Each

: Neem extracts always comes with massive Ayurvedic benefits and quite a strong scent. If you are able to ignore the fragrance, the combination of the scrub & mask is match made in heaven for home facial. The exfoliates in scrub does full justice of removing blackheads whereas the mask texture is quite liquidy and in all honesty stings a tad bit when applied on the cheek bones or the under eye area but the result is so good & glowing that I’m still using it on a weekly basis, ignoring the sensitive areas.

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Under Eye Cream: AED 27

As a content creator & lifestyle blogger, my work demands me to be in front of a screen almost 10-12 hours a day. Though my sleep is limited to 5 hours a day, I’m graciously god gifted with non-panda eyes, without taking it for granted I’ve started caring more about my skin & especially my under eye area. I apply a pea size amount all over my eye area. For more effective & soothing results,  place the tube in refrigerator as cold cream hydrates & nurtures eyes all night long.

Revitalizing Night  Cream AED 34

During winters I’m constantly on a rush to get to office on time, leaving bed in mornings is one of the hardest tasks of all day. And the only skincare item I can mange to apply is a Water based moisturizing cream, so during my night time skin care regime I try my best to compensate my laziness in morning with a very hydrating facial cream and this gem from Himalaya fits into the picture perfectly.

To take your winter skincare routine to the next level,without getting out of your house, order these beauties online with Souq by just a click.

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Disclaimer: The products were sent over to RT Hijab Styles for review however, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Himalaya Herbal, Souq or any other company

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. 

 

NOTE COSMETICS LAUNCH + REVIEW

Note Cosmetics Launch Cove Beach Dubai Turkish Makeup Line Paraben Free BrandYet Again Lifestyle Gulf opens its doors to another Paraben free Make Up line, this time, all the way from Turkey. Beauty Lovers, Bloggers & Experts were super excited with the Grand Launch of Note Cosmetics known for its environment-friendly & natural ingredients. Also, their product and price range matches our budget friendly pocket.

A few days ago I attended the Lavish Launch of Note on a Runaway at Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai with my partner in crime ‘RiyaHearts‘ as a part of their Top Notch Media. Note Cosmetics unleased 4 beautiful distinctive looks on the runway to showcase their versatile collection.

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At the launch, we got a few goodies and I was quite impressed with the quality of the product & the packaging as well.

Long Wearing Lipstick in Shade 11 Funny Lips (AED 39)

The vibrant pink colour is perfect for summers and with Macadamia Oil & Shea Butter Extracts, the creamy texture is moisturising & comfortable on lips. The special formulation with palmitoleic acid prevents drying and cracking leaving a silky smooth finish. It has a butter cupcake scent as well – nothing too strong but it’s definitely there and I personally fancy it.

Creamy Lipstick in Shade 206 Fashion (AED 49)

Pencil Crayon Lippies are the new thing for lazy girls (no lip liner needed), the hydrating formula and gorgeous color payoff  leaves an intense bold satin red color in a single application. It didn’t bleed on the corners of the lips as some of the dark shades usually do.

Luminous Silk Quattro Eye Shadow in Shade 04 Pink SwatchLuminous Silk Quattro Eye Shadow in Shade 04 Pink (AED 54)

Enriched with Vitamin E, this eyeshadow quad is definitely a keeper. You can get both a subtle look and really smokey eye dramatic look with the beautiful combination of Shimmery Mauve, Champagne, Dusty Silver & Matte Purple. Each color blends away really well & soft texture feels amazingly comfortable on eyelids. The Shimmery Champagne shade gives a gorgeous pearly finish highlighting inner corner of your eyes.

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I’m not a huge fan of Nail Polishes and often try to refrain myself from painted nails. But this shade is definitely a winner for bright summer days. Available in around 50 shades, Note Cosmetics has a lot to offer in the Nail Art Department.

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

 

 

TERRA BELLA BOX 2016

TERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXTERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXTERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXWith so many beauty products going onto my skin constantly for reviews, it was high time to invest in some Natural skincare gems. That’s when I discovered TERRA BELLA BOX, a subscription service that sends you 3-4 natural beauty & bath products each month to your doorstep for $32.95, which includes free shipping in the U.S.

Every box helps to support local small businesses which use cruelty-free ingredients and develop ethical products. In this Green Box of Glow, you’ll receive cleansers, moisturisers, masks, exfoliators, hand and nail products, hair products, bath products and such.

TERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXOnce you upon the box you get an info card with each product description & retail price.

Klen Shower Steamer in Happy ($3.99) With constant travelling because of my two jobs, I hardly get any time for a bath or to use my beloved Lush bath bombs. For a little pampering session, a shower streamer is the best choice. Just pop this little guy on the tub floor, with a few drop of water and let the magic begin. Your whole washroom will be filled with Jasmine fragrances with few seconds.

 TERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOX meraki-botanicals-rose-lemongrass-toning-mist-reviewMeraki Botanicals Rose Lemongrass Toning Mist ($20) – Ever since I got this beauty, I have never left home without it. Everything about this toner from the fragrance to the ingredient combination refreshes your mind & soul in this hot summery weather of Dubai. It is great for spritzing in the middle of the day for a cool, calm effect.

TERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXWoolin & Co. Handcrafted Soap in Ylang Ylang & Geranium ($7) – Who doesn’t love some floral scented natural soap on their vanity right? I have included this gem in my Eid Giveaway, enter here to win the gift hamper.

TERRA BELLA BOX MAY 2016 WORLDWIDE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION BOXPurelygreat Lavender Cream Deodorant ($15) – Using a spatula or my fingers to apply deodorant does creep me out majorly but does the job right!! The Jasmine fragrance does last forever, a great natural alternative.

Orglamix Blacquer Shadow & Liner ($18) – Though it is a 3-in-1 cream, I only use this multi-pearl formula on the outer corner of my eyes for a natural smokey look. Coconut oil makes it too creamy for my oily eyelids and as an eyeliner, it’s staying power is very limited.

Orglamix Eco Chic Bent Eyeliner Makeup Brush ($7.50) – I always wanted to test out a curved eyeliner brush, it does take some practice to get that perfect wing but it’s not impossible.

The overall value of the box is approximately 70$, it’s a great gift for someone who is just getting into a vegan lifestyle or opting to use only natural skin care.

 If you are interested in subscribing you can find them here !!

Disclaimer: The Terra Bella Box featured in this post is complimentary for review consideration. However, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Terra Bella or any other company

 

 

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.