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We (Bloggers!) are super guilty of trying to pose all natural with those crispy white bed sheets. While trying to attempt the cliche (casually spreads candy wrappers), I soon realized how unrealistic it is to capture a #PicturePerfect moment on a bed. You seriously need a team of professionals from adjusting your dress to the natural lighting, everything is super planned (and fake!). Truth is between those perfectly white background minimalistic photos and not-so candid OOTDs, we are hiding a camera roll full of failed attempts and a folder of best editing apps on our phones.
Bloggers are no extraordinary royals! We love documenting the best scenes on a screen, pack four outfit changes for a day and eat cold food for a delicious looking flatlay. Seriously! As a blogger, you learn the art of unrealistic story telling! (All my life never once did I own a complete white bed sheet set, my mum knows I’m a clumsy mid night eating snacks kinda girl).
And talking about food…
Let’s focus more on the Unicorn Candy!
Today’s sponsor for this post is the team behind German Candy – a fantasy box for every sweet tooth. A couple ( Natascha and Mark) within German borders now shares their homeland’s authentic finest confections internationally (btw, bonus: free shipping!). I adore the whole concept of subscription boxes, how amazing is to get a surprise delivered to your door step each month. Their box is completely packed with both savory and sweet treats, from an original German favorite: puffed chips to Unicorn island inspired sour gummy worms ( a personal favorite), chewy caramel toffee to salty bbq crunch peanuts. Basically, a massive stock of Munchies!
Here is a detailed list of everything that came with the May Geman Candy Subscription box with full description. It costs around 23 Euro (approximately 99Dhs) per box (international shipping included) which is quite similar to all food subscription boxes in UAE market currently.
Thank you for a taste of Germany in Dubai!
Cheers Dubai!

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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.

BOX THERAPY | JANUARY 2016

Box Therapy January 2016 Review

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Another month, Another Blue Box of Delight – Yes that’s what I call my Box Therapy Subscription. A blue gem which never fails to blow you away although this time, it had an extra oomph factor to it, maybe coz it’s my BIRTHDAY. 

So last month, I kept babbling about how the boxes weren’t personalized enough, nevertheless, Box Therapy started off 2016 with a BANG, if you like me I’m sure you had an “Oh My God” Jump in the Air moment and NO, I’m no exaggerating. Being a sucker for customized gifts, their ‘Live for today’ butterfly bracelet was custom-made with my initials RT and went perfectly with my logo. Anything beyond this was just an icing on the cake for me. Click here, to read my reviews on their past boxes. 

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!

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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

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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

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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.

BOX THERAPY – DECEMBER

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Highly unlikely of them, Therapy Box missed the boat for December and I welcomed my Blue Box of Delight yesterday afternoon. If you are unfamiliar with Box Therapy, it is a deluxe subscription box in UAE endeavoring to provide therapeutic solutions to your oh-so stressed mind & soul. Click here to know more about this subscription box and my previous review.

Admittedly, I am a bit unconvinced if this month’s box was worth the hype or my excitement, for a year-end box I assumed an extra festive and personalized touch – ’emphasize on the PERSONALIZED’. The box in itself was not extremely joyful or shouting out ‘Happy New Year’ as I wanted. Off the top of my head, a colorful wrapping paper instead of the boring gray, a personalized greeting card or a more customized Daily planner would have been icing on the cake.

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Never the less, December’s therapy box included the following products:

 

Organization Kit

  • 2016 Annual Calender: I just love how each month portrays a different season and you can choose to add your favorite pictures to personalize it your liking and change them whenever your prefer.
  • 2016 Reve du Soleil’s Journey Daily Planner: A planner is the most crucial aspect of a blogger, as I mentioned a bit more customized planner would have made my day. Anyhow this one goes directly into my purse, and surely would be my life saver throughout this year.

Gardening Kit

  • Petunia Seeds and Gardening Pot: Now this is something I am going to have fun doing with my colleagues. Plus petunia seeds smells like HEAVEN !!!

Fashion & Beauty Kit

  • Spongette: I’m a huge fan of konjac sponges, so trying out a new brand of sponges is going to be really interesting for my skin. However, I doubt if this could come even a tad bit closer to my fondness for konjac sponge.
  • Lovisa Earings: Though Lovisa has some seriously beautiful collection, this pair of red earrings was not upto my standards, it seemed very cheap and fragile.

 

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*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 Box Therapy or any other company.

GLAMBOX | DECEMBER 2015

Glam Box DecemberGlam Box DecemberA beautiful year is about to end on a very happy note, all thanks to this month’s GlamBox, Unlike. last previous boxes, this month’s Glam box was on point and delivered extremely well to my expectations. Though, the surprise was busted when Glambox announced the items way ahead of its time, the discount vouchers were the show stealer for me.

For starters, I received my box on time at the correct address, so kudos to Glambox and finally I got my Body Shop item pending from last month – Oils of life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil !!

Without further ado, check out the contents for Decembers which were profoundly my favorites.

Glam Box December

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip: These babies were absolute magic, I can’t stress how well they do their job. Will I buy them? Hell yea, these gems are No.1 on my shopping list.

FreshLook One-Day Contact Lens Gray: To be honest, getting something in my eye is a nightmare for me, so I’m a tad bit skeptical about if I should even try these.

Misa Nail Lacquer- 237 its you: Again I’m not a fan of nail polish, so I would surely pass this one to a friend.

Shea Butter DXB: Firstly, this 100% pure organic butter directly shipped from Africa is deeply nourishing and moisturizing. Oh but the smelling the butter is an awful and extremely obnoxious experience ever. So this one goes directly into my foot massage kitty.

Abeeco Bee Venom Mask: As many of you know, face masks are kinda my weakness, so Glambox surely got some brownie points for including this Mask/Night cream.

Loccaitane Extra Gentle Soap with Shea Butter: No one I know has ever complaints about this particular brand so adding a pure vegetable soap was such a Winner for an organic beauty product enthusiast like me.  In fact, it smells like lemongrass, one of my fav scents ever.

Parachute Gold Thick & Strong Coconut Hair Oil: Hands down, I had a quick visit back to their childhood, when all I did was cry getting that painful hair oil massage with Parachute. Though I hate the smell, but this oil is the best treatment for your damaged hair.

Body Shop  Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil: You may call me an impulsive buyer but I had that heart touching moment when you come across a product and you instant know that’s what I was looking for all these years – QUITE DRAMATIC!!! Honestly, that was my reaction the 1st time I applied this oil onto my face and today I’m a proud owner of BodyShops Oils of Life 30ml bottle priced @ 175 AED.

Glam Box December Vouchers

DISCOUNT VOUCHERS

  • Shea Butter DXB 2 Jars for AED 200 Flyer – @sheabutter_dxb
  • 50% Off on Vaniday – @vanidayae
  • 25% Off on I Saw It First Online Clothing Store – @isawitfirst_shop
  • AED 150 off  towards any 60/75 minute service at on Dermalogica – @dermalogica_me
  • IBX Gift Voucher: 1 free IBX Treatment session with  any manicure or pedicure – @owtbeauty

What do you think of this month’s box?

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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.

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GlamBox November 2015 : Horrible Experience

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Hope you lovelies had a great weekend!

Subscription boxes are my favorite thing in the world, like come on a bundle of joy packed and delivered at your door is perfect to the ‘T’ for pampering yourself. From the past 3 months, I have been looking forward to the opening a ravishing pink box of surprises. Though, it may not have reached up to the mark, I was always had a happy go lucky feeling towards GlamBox !!

But last weekend, my pink box of wonder turned into a delayed package of terror & sorrow !! “DRAMATIC MUSIC PLEASE”. When Glambox released the sneak peek of this month’s box I had dual feelings. The whole surprise aspect was gone ‘Bummer’, but no complaints Body shop & Bioderma products made me go bananas !! So how it turned into a nightmare?

Basically, a closer look on the sneak peak made me realize one of the product had jasmine and I informed Glambox I’m allergic to the smell and asked them not to send me anything with Jasmine contents. Secondly, I changed my delivery address and contact number on the site and again as a good customer also informed them via email two weeks before.

So what’s the result you may ask? My delivery got delayed by almost 5 days and both Glambox and the courier company kept blaming one another. Okay so now I get to the most amazing part, revealing the contents. and another bummer no product from Body Shop, you can imagine how devastated I could be !!

So one of the staff calls me after my missing item email, so what they say is hilarious that they mistook my words regarding my allergy and did not add any Body Shop product though she apologizes and ensures me they will add a sample in my next box.

20151130-987598925However, many of you would like to know what’s in this month’s box so here it goes:

Hydrabio Perfector SPF 30 by Bioderma (40ml): I just love the Pump-Tube-Pompe thing going on, the product gives high protection against UV rays and dehydration. I use it as a mositurizer+ primer in the mornings these days, but the consistency is too thick and not super blendable.

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Hydrabio Serum, Perfecteur and Creme (5ml) by Bioderma: To be honest, I had my eyes set on the Serum, as last month I already received Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion. The serum is just divine, so soothing and relaxing, I basically envy every single one who got the full-size Serum.

Dadi’ Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail Treatment (3.75ml): A mixture of Avacado, Olive, and Jojoba oil makes this such a treat for your cuticles. Plus, the warm exotic combination of Lavender, Lemongrass & Vanilla takes you to a different world. All I want for my birthday a candle of this smell. “Best Friends please note”

Rasasi Lamaat Musk Tabriz & Jazeebiyat Musk Tabriz (1ml each): If you are a fan of Arabic fragrance, you just have to try these out. These not too overpowering unisex scents are musky & tantalizing. Do give them a try.

Either one of Body Shop Aleo Soothing Toner – Oils of life – Jasmine Body Shower Gel. 

Discount Vouchers

  • 20% discount on Body Shop Skincare Product
  • 10% discount on Rasasi outlets
  • Gift voucher from Eternel Clinic
  • Free skin analysis by Bioderma Skincare expert.
  • A chance to win 3-month subscription from GlamBox

Final Verdict: This month’s box was a true gem and definitely an answer to all our complaints and I’m sure every one of you would have loved it. It was my pure bad luck with all misunderstandings. However, Kudos to GlamBox for the 20% discount on Body Shop !!

 

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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.

GLAM BOX SEPTEMBER 2015

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About GlamBox.Me

Firstly, if you aren’t familiar with GlamBox.me, under which shell have you been in the last few years.It similar to the concept of IPSY or BRICHBOX which are very popular in the States. GLAMBOX is the perfect beauty surprise – for friends, loved ones, even yourself! For AED 75 per month, you’ll get a beautifully wrapped box containing five deluxe-sized beauty products delivered directly to your doorstep. The cost of the boxes decreases as the duration of your subscription increases. Each month, you’ll receive a selection of samples that we’ve tried (and retried) ourselves. We source our samples from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The subscription includes everything from skincare to makeup, as well as fun non-beauty extras. GlamBox is available to residents of both UAE and Saudi Arabia. 

Glambox.ME also features an online shop where consumers can purchase the products they tested and loved, and earn GlamPoints.

I have selected a 6-month subscription which generally cost AED 449, but they are having a 10% discount currently and if you live in UAE, you get a complimentary box free. Also, they provide CASH ON DELIVERY.

Currently, they are offering a 20% discount on all subscriptions plus an welcome box to all !! Click here,for more information.

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