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MAXON CANADA REVIEW

As I always say, perks of being a beauty blogger is learning about new brands and falling in love with them. All thanks to January’s Glambox – a monthly beauty subscription box in MiddleEast, I got to discover Maxon Hydramax Cleansing toner which according to me is a great backup for my personal favorite Bioderma Micellar water/makeup remover.

Maxon sent over to me a completely personalized skincare set based on my skin needs and issues. My skin has seen some pretty good transformation in my past couple of weeks. Some of MAXON products are available online on Glambox shop too.

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Pure Derm Spray 120 AED

To start off, this has got to be my favourite among the lot. If you had experienced back acne ever, you know how hard it is to even apply those acne cream and treatments. This convenient spray-on design by Maxon was a pure delight for battling my body acne. Just a few days but I can seriously see some good changes, purely because I apply it on a regular basis.

Soft White Cream 175 AED

Standing in the runner-up position, this product too lives to its claims. The Soft White Body & face lotion/cream minimise the appearance of acne scars and dark spots. I have been using this one my knees & underarms for 15 days straight though significant difference takes quite some time,  I could definitely sense some progress. Will be updating you about this on my Facebook page.

Soft White Facial Wash 65 AED

Who doesn’t love radiant glowing skin? This non-irritating and paraben-free cleanser gives your skin a clearer, brighter, softer and even appearance.

MAX100 Cream 105 AED

Finally, a skincare routine can’t be over unless you have a good Sun protection cream in your bag. I’m a tad bit “meh” about this one, it may have SPF 50+ but it leaves your skin very oily and greasy which is a complete “NO NO” for me.


‘Developed using advanced technology, and formulated with high concentrations of active ingredients, MAXON’s range of hair, face and body care products deliver results that truly stand the test of time.’


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 Disclosure: The products were sent over to RT Hijab Styles for review purpose, however, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Max-on Canada.

GLAMBOX | JANUARY 2016

GlamBox January 2016 reviewGlamBox January 2016 reviewJanuary GLAMBOX time!

If you’re new to Glambox, it’s basically a monthly subscription box that sends you 4-5 grooming, beauty, and lifestyle samples for just AED80/month. When you sign up you take a style quiz and they send you products that best fit your profile. Both well-known and up-and-coming brands are included, all in generously sized multi-use samples.

Glambox definitely stepped up its game in the month of January, you actually get to say ‘Hello’ to some exquisite high-end brands and affordable drugstore ones. Glambox made sure you outshined the crowd with a radiant and glowing skin this year. It’s monthly surprise I give myself – my birthday came early this month. 

 

Let the January 2016 GlamBox unboxing begin!

GlamBox January 2016 review

GlamBox January 2016 review

GlamBox January 2016 reviewMaxon Hydramax Cream, Cleansing Tonic, and Foaming Gel: I’m Bioderma girl when it comes to makeup remover but Hydramax Cleansing tonic is surely in the right footsteps to give Bioderma a tough competition.  

  • Hydramax Cream 40ml: 95 AED
  • Hydramax Cleansing Tonic 180ml: 65 AED
  • Hydramax Foaming Gel 200ml: 75 AED

GlamBox January 2016 review

Delicca Powder Face wash: Trying out new brands with creative products I never heard about, that’s what Glam box means to me. For all my Oily skin ladies this is a must have, it leaves your skin oil free for a long time while retaining a soft, smooth and refreshing finish. 40ml: 17 AED

DMGM Smoky Desire Eyeliner: Black eye pencil is always a great staple piece to carry around your purse. Is this my favorite? Not really not even close to my top 10.  AED 20

GlamBox January 2016 review

Eucerin Even Brighter Concentrate: My life would be all cookies and candies if this product actually works. *finger crossed* – I will surely update you guys on this one. 30ml: 167 AED

 

DISCOUNT VOUCHERS

  • WE Nails Voucher – FREE MASSAGE
  • Heart & Soul Spa Voucher- FREE MASSAGE

GlamBox January 2016 review

So What do you think of this month’s box? I was quite happy with it but they NEED to add more makeup products. “fingers crossed” 

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

 

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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.

WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE

Wonders of a Magical Winter has begun. It’s time to bring out those cherished winter essentials to save your skin during this cold chilly weather. Though drinking hot chocolate and making a statement with dark lips are a few perks of winter, it also means a whole lot of trouble and worry about your dry itchy skin & chapped lips.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESTo be very blunt, washing my face in winter is a nightmare. So initially, I skipped exfoliating my skin. But that’s not the case this winter, Tish Tash introduced me to Konjac Sponge which turned out to be such a great discovery and investment.

  • DERMA E HYDRATING CLEANSER WITH HYALURONIC ACID

    This ultra-hydrating facial cleanser is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile, Lemon Grass and Papaya plus antioxidant Vitamins A and E to gently cleanse and condition skin for a soft, smooth, dewy feel with no drying, aging after-effects.

My skin has been really dry recently leading to my extravagant search for a new hydrating cleanser, which basically got over when I got this blue beauty. The consistency is of transparent gel-like and you require only a pea size amount which means it will last forever. It is very gentle on your skin and gives a very clean rinse with minimum lather. The smell is not overpowering and has a very fresh floral scent to it. I have incorporated it in my everyday skincare routine for over a month and I do not feel any dryness or itchiness.

I really enjoy this cleanser to remove my eye makeup in evenings and the results are fab, no raccoon eyes what so ever !! I totally recommended this cleanser to girls with normal to dry skin. (120 AED)

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  • KONJAC FACIAL PUFF SPONGE BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Packed with mineral rich activated carbon, our Konjac Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal deep cleans skin pores to eliminate blackheads and dirt whilst absorbing excess oils and toxins. A natural antioxidant, it kills stubborn acne-causing bacteria and is an effective natural treatment for acne sufferers.

The whole idea behind Konjac sponge is so fascinating to me, a solid rock expanding into a soft gentle sponge double the size, as you soak it in water. This environment safe beauty product should be in your skin care routine at all times. Instead of an exfoliator,  this winter I used konjac sponge alone for gentle exfoliating  or with my Derma-E cleanser for a deep cleansing. However, taking care of this Sponge can be messy and painful. You need to let them dry completely or else they smell kinda fishy.

The Bamboo charcoal konjac sponge is said to be perfect for acne prone skin, and I can swear that over the past two months of using this gem, I can see my acne marks lighten up, giving an additional glow to my skin tone. (75 AED)

  • NIVEA SENSITIVE 3 IN 1 MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER

NIVEA Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar  Cleansing  Water cleanses, removes make-up from face and even eyes and moisturizes in one step. The caring formula with Dexpanthenol & Grape Seed Oil cleanses deeply thanks to its extra effective yet mild cleansing complex, moisturizes and refreshes the skin and is free of parabens, colorants, perfume, and alcohol.

Nivea’s micellar water is a cheaper yet excellent alternative to toner and makeup removers. This oil free cleanser leaves my skin refreshed, hydrated and moisturized. Click here to read the full review on my knight in shining armor. (27 AED)

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  • BODY SHOP ALEO CALMING TONER

This dermatologically tested, alcohol-free toner is designed for skin that needs more gentle care. It removes the last traces of make-up and impurities. Removes traces of make-up and cleanse, primes skin for moistur and Leaves skin feeling soothed.

I have this fascination with Aleo vera which drew my attention to this Toner. As it is made for sensitive skin and alcohol-free my expectations from this one was pretty high and may I tell you it certainly lived up to them. As the title mentions “calming”, this toner is soothing without any irritation or tingly feeling, unlike the tea tree oil toner from Body Shop. Brownie points to Body Shop for not adding any kind of smell to this gem. (59 AED)

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  • BODY SHOP OILS OF LIFE – INTENSELY REVITALISING FACIAL OIL

By infusing 3 precious seed oils from around the world, known for their revitalising and repairing properties on skin – Black Cumin seed oil from Egypt, Camellia seed oil from China and Rosehip seed oil from Chile – with a powerful blend of essential oils, we created a lightweight daily facial oil to intensely revitalise skin, instantly replenish moisture and revive radiance.

This deluxe skincare treatment has become a day necessity mainly because of its luxurious experience. I never tried a facial oil before so trying it for the 1st time was such a treat to my skin. The oil is very relaxing and light weight on the skin, the most excellent feature of this product is the smell – earthy and natural, as I said it gives you a feeling of a deluxe spa treatment. Paired together with the ‘Twin-Ball Facial Massager, the roller is quite a good way to massage the oils on your face for further enjoyment. It leaves your skin with a radiant glow by improving your blood circulation and skin elasticity.

Though it’s they are on the pricey range, facial oil @170 AED and facial massager @75AED, I love feeling luxurious at my home instead of regular trips to a spa. Unlike many oils, this one doesn’t leave your skin greasy, in fact, it absorbs within a minute of application leaving my skin smooth and hydrated. Few drops are all you need to feel good about yourself, so a 30ml bottle definitely goes a long way.

  • DROPS OF YOUTH™ BOUNCY SLEEPING MASK

Bouncy Sleeping Mask, enriched with Edelweiss stem cells. Designed to be left on overnight, it leaves skin looking bouncier and feeling replenished. The youth-enhancing formula for a bouncier-looking skin.

Recently, I have been making regular visits to the body shop, and this overnight face mask was the latest addition to my masque collection. After applying my facial oil, I wait a good 30 minutes before using this face mask. The smell is clean and fresh, not overpowering at all, making it appropriate for a sleeping mask. The texture is so uniquely weird, it actually bounce back.

This mask works wonder though it leaves your skin a tad bit sticky which is the only negative, but as soon as it soaks in, it is the most hydrating and moisturizing skin care treatment. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks extremely hydrated with a beautiful glow to it and my overall complexion was smoother. (99 AED)

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  • FIGS & ROUGE CHERRY BLOSSOM LIP BALM

Ultra-hydrating & Multi-tasking. Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Lip Balm is a 100% natural and nourishing balm that keeps lips super soft throughout the day. Packed with Natural Antioxidants & deeply penetrating skin conditioners it keeps lips supple and hydrated.

Figs & Rouge are known for their lip balms, and this lippy is not an exception, considerably it has thick and waxy like texture maybe that’s why it stays on for a longer period than any of my lip balms. It is slightly tinted with pinkish-red color with a very pleasant shine. It definitely is made for the cozy winter mornings to nourish and soften your lips

Honestly, I’m not such a big fan of the packaging, no applicator seriously? Who likes having icky fingers in the morning? (35 AED)

None the less, winters are such a great time to enjoy with your family and friends.

A time of sharing and loving and giving and receiving – Joey aka F.R.I.E.N.D.S

BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY – LOVAGE COSMETICS

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For those of us who blog part-time rarely think about the money associated. It’s the blogging perks that really make our blogging journey worthwhile and among that is encountering new brands & falling in love with them. I’m new to the Lovage Fan Club but a very loyal member after I tried their  Uplifting Collection – Macaron Box.

For those who don’t know, Lovage Cosmetics is a Dubai-based cosmetics and personal care brand which instantly turns around your mood and allows your mind to travel through a relaxing road of exquisite aroma. It takes you back to essentials, what’s better than pampering yourself at home instead of those lingering tedious trips to the spa. With a wide range of natural care, for skin, hair, and mood handmade locally in UAE- Lovage Cosmetics has become my number one brand for this month majorly for its premium collection replicating moods important in our stressful lives – Uplifting, Relaxing, Energrzing& Refreshing – each handmade with fusions of rich natural oils and enticing fragrances. Out of which I tested out Macaroon Box Uplifting Body Oil & Body Wash.

In addition to their Sets in Mood range, I also was fascinated with their wide natural soap collection and the exclusive herbal Essence from Earth range.


SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMACARON BOX BODY OIL 150ML @ 65 AED

As someone who is very selective of body lotions, trying out a Body oil for the first time I expected sticky and greasy finish. But I was delighted to be treated to a most amazing surprise, this Body Oil from Lovage Cosmetics has become my go to product espcecially after shaving my legs. The scent is utterly fantastic–not too heavy and definitely not too feminine. It’s more like a sweet, herbal blend that’s just delicious. Ingredients like bergamot, restoring clary sage and jojoba are oh-so moisturizing.

But what totally sold me is how it feels–enriching but not at all greasy, fast-absorbing and refreshing in its texture.


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I love taking a nice hot shower, and nothing makes it more exciting than luxurious body wash and scrubs when it comes to aloe vera nothing captures my heart more. Just like the Body Oil the scent is very relaxing and candy-like, so I always leave my bathroom feeling like I’ve been to a spa.

Lastly, their prices are quite affordable for the most part, and the range of products is quite extensive.


My birthday is knocking at the door and I could never forget about you beautiful ladies who made my year so wonderful, so Lovage Cosmetics and RT Hijab Styles would love to share an amazing Giveaway and discount code with all you lovely ladies.

Visit their wesbite and at the checkout simply enter the code RT1040 to get a straight 15% off. However, this code is not valid with any other promotions.

And what about winning an exclusive Macaron Box gift set and starting off your year with an exotic pampering session. All you need to do is

Follow @RthijabStyles on Twitter and Instagram and leave a comment on my Instagram Contest Picture or on this blog about your 2016 New Year Resolution.

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Lovage Cosmetics can be found in Dubai Festival City, Ettihad Mall Dubai and Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi. Also, now you can order online at Lovage website and follow them on Facebook for more information.

 

Disclaimer:  the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lovage Cosmetics or any other firm. This competition is open to residents of GCC till 15.01.2016 and the prize for this giveaway has been sponsored by Lovage Cosmetics.
***The 15% promo code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.