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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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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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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

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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

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.

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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

 

 

LUSH HAIR CARE REVIEW

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For the first time, I have no idea how to start a post. I’m still ‘thrilled’ by the fact RT Hijab Styles is collaborating with my all time favorite brand ‘Lush'( the 15-year-old Rahma is dancing on the cloud nine). I fell in love with the brand ever since I first walked into the colorful aromatic Lush store in UAE. The exquisite fresh floral/fruity smell of a Lush store sweeps me off my feet every single time.

It’s no mystery that I’m a HUGE Lush fan, so I couldn’t resist screaming “OH MY GOODNESS” when I got this huge box of Lush hair care products. Going bananas over the Lush Bath bombs and massage bars was a ritual but how I could never tried their hair care range before is beyond me. For a hijabi whose hair is tied up and covered 75% of the day, this was a neat (very much needed) surprise. The following products were in my Lush box:

  • Jason and the Argan Oil Solid Shampoo Bar
  • Rehab Shampoo
  • Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo
  • Big Sea Salt Shampoo
  • No Drought Dry Shampoo
  • Happy Happy Joy Joy Conditioning Hair Perfume
  • Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze Hair Treatment

Even though these were sent over a month ago, I still haven’t gotten the time to try them all. Mainly because I do not want these beauties to get over so quickly. Meanwhile, read my review on some of the awesome sauce products.


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Big Sea Salt Shampoo:
This is my holy grail shampoo. If you want an extra ‘oomph’ look no further, from additional bounce to super shiny hair this body-building shampoo gives you all. The sea salt chunky textures surely adds on some fun, what I love is to massage these chunks on my scalp for a deep cleansing of the product buildup, you can feel that effect right after rinsing it out.  To my nose, it is not a very pleasant or appealing odor, but it doesn’t bother me enough to be a deal-breaker. If you deal with oily scalp like me, BIG may be the product for you. As per my experience, BIG is not a daily shampoo, I have been using it only once a week and be sure to use a kick-ass conditioner later on.Though it is on the pricey side, the fullness and bounces it gives your hair is so obvious and nothing less than magical. To my surprise, all my family members love this very shampoo and I could observe such a bounce in my brother’s stiff hair too.


Happy Happy Joy Joy is a lightweight conditioner that is great for detangling and shine. I love that it’s not heavy and does not weigh my hair down. And the scent is to die for!  I seriously cannot stop smelling my hair. The blend of rose water, grapefruit oil, almond milk and orange flower is absolutely divine and uplifts your spirit beautifully. Though I wear hijab, people have complimented me on my perfume but it’s actually this lovely fruity conditioner. The fragrance truly lingers on for a very long time and I think everyone should try it at least once. I really am loving this stuff, and I wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase this beauty again.

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Rehab Shampoo: Another solution to oily hair, this shampoo will give you a deep & thorough cleansing effortlessly without drying out your hair. It puts your hair into a real good ‘REHAB’. You need to shake the bottle well as the texture of this particular shampoo is quite runny, look at the bright side you will be able to get every last drop of it out. Rehab is a thin, gel-like shampoo with Papaya, Kiwi & Pineapple juices, vegetable oils and stimulating peppermint, the tropical over-powering minty touch is mind refreshing and invigorating.


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No Drought Dry Shampoo: This is my absolute FAVOURITE dry shampoo.  I love the  citrusy scent and I just think dry shampoos are the best invention ever. It soaks up my hair oil perfectly, doesn’t feel like there’s anything in your hair & when you brush it out there’s no white cast leaving behind a decent amount of volume. I always sprinkle this into my roots and wait about 5 minutes to let it work it’s magic. Even though I have dark  hair blending is never an issue.


I’m super excited to try on the Argon Oil Solid shampoo, however, the Jasmine and Henna Fluff Eaze Hair Treatment is basically for frizzy and curly so may not be using it. Stay tuned to my Instagram as I will add this beauty to my Giveaway very soon.

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Disclosure: 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 Lush Cosmetics. 

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.

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