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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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Slay it 2017 – Birthday Edition

slay-it-birthday-edition-modest-fashion-dubai-blogger-uae-model-hijabi-desi-blogger-delhi-blog-RED COAT splash fashion olive color hijab boy friend jeansMy fashion sense has always been something between two extremes – Glamorous Diva or Fashion Disaster. I don’t fall into the category of comfy casuals. Either I go all out with matching outfit, on fleek makeup and high heels or I became a raggedy monochrome disaster with panda eyes and slip ons. But I feel 2017 is the year of breaking the rules.slay-it-birthday-edition-modest-fashion-dubai-blogger-uae-model-hijabi-desi-blogger-delhi-blog-RED COAT splash fashion olive color hijab boy friend jeans

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“I shall Slay thee with my closet.”

January always feels like the chance to start fresh. Insert FASHION RESOLUTIONs

1.Indulge in Solid Colours

Over the year, I’ve bulked up my wardrobe with quirky patterns & fusion of vibrant colours. Instead, I wanna go crazy on colours like blush pink, caramel & rusty green.

2.Buy fewer things of better quality.

I’m all up for investing in strong statement pieces like Trench Coats, Ankle Booties or Vintage Purse which can stand alone or with a killer outfit.

3.NO to the Lazy Baboon zone

In 2017, I’m letting the Lazy bird go. You never know who you bump into a random shopping trip to the mall. So, I challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone & messy PJs and improve my Fashion Game on a daily basis.

 

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Outfit Details
| Pants: Splash Fashion | Coat: Splash Fashion | Top: Iconic | Shoes: Vans | Rings: Lovisa | Hijab: Carrefour |


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Himalya Herbal Skincare Regime

Himalaya Herbal Review Neem Mask, Neem Scrub, Revitalizing night cream, under eye cream and oil free lemon foam face wash from souq.com | UAE BEAUTY BLOGGERHello Stylers, <3

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

Himalaya Herbal Review Neem Mask, Neem Scrub, Revitalizing night cream, under eye cream and oil free lemon foam face wash from souq.com | UAE BEAUTY BLOGGER
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.

Himalaya Herbal Review Neem Mask, Neem Scrub from souq.com | UAE BEAUTY BLOGGER
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.

Himalaya Herbal Review Neem Mask, Neem Scrub, Revitalizing night cream, under eye cream and oil free lemon foam face wash from souq.com | UAE BEAUTY BLOGGER
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

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.

Wellbey Dubai Salon & Spa Website ReviewWrite a review on any of the listed Salon & Spa and get a chance to WIN AED 1,000

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