Monday, December 26, 2016

Review: Dermalogica Products

It's hard to believe that we are only 5 days away from new year's, in fact this might be my last blog post before I kiss 2016 goodbye! This year has been an absolute roller coaster for me; so many ups and downs in terms of life,health, frienships and work. Speaking of the "Ups", getting to experience a tremendous amount of products/brands was definitely one of my favourite things to do this year. I was invited to an event by Dermalogica and Glambox last month, in which they have teamed up to educate bloggers on their best selling products and facials. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Review: Paese Cosmetics

When it comes to drugstore products, the market in Dubai is definitely not saturated as we discover new ones every year. Paese cosmetics is one that I came across recently after attending a bloggers event at their headquarters. The Polish brand has been many makeup artists' preference around Europe for so many years as they specialise in professional makeup, nail products and cosmetic tools. Today, their products are easily accessible around the middle east region and many countries around the world.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: Maria Galland Skincare Products

French pharmacy products has always been my personal favourite; always based on sound research and gives prominent results. Maria Galland Paris has recently launched a huge range of skincare products in the UAE with more than 50 years of experience and success in the European markets. Luckily, I was invited to an event organised by the brand and got to discover the science behind it and the various skin solutions they have in store.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review: Derma E Hydrating Range

This year, I have come to know that my skin on the dry side and it struck me hard. I remembered the times my mom used to say enjoy having combination skin as this means your skin is still young and elastic. Obviously, I had to switch up my entire skincare routine to comply with the changes - using all rich and hydrating products. I was invited to a media even by "Derma E" last month to discover their hydrating range and of course was all set to learn more about the products. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Brand Review: Essence Cosmetics

My rich source of information has always been Youtubers/bloggers as I always learn about new brands through them. Julia Graf (Swiss/German Youtuber) raved about a drugstore brand called "Essence" in the past, mentioning that quality of their products are bomb while they retail at extremely affordable prices. I was so thrilled to know that Essence is finally available in Dubai and there is not much variation in price comparing to western countries. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review: Revlon Eyes, Cheeks, Lips Palette + Ultra Matte Lipcolours

I have always thought that certain drugstore brands are comparable to luxury ones in terms of quality; Revlon is definitely on top of the list. Recently, they generously sent me the brand new eyes, cheeks and lips palette as well as two of the ultra matte liquid lipsticks. I have been testing these goodies for the past couple of weeks and today i can confidently mention my initial thoughts based on several factors (packaging, pigmentation, longevity etc..).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: Alterna Haircare Products (November Glambox)

Haircare has always been at the back of my mind as I thought my hair was doing just fine with a basic shampoo and conditioner. In the past couple of years, my hair has become extremely thin due to several factors such as: dieting (losing weight), hormonal imbalance and stress. On top of that it has become frizzy and hard to manage which I considered as a wake up call for me to start taking better care of it. I was invited to an event a few weeks back to preview the November Glambox and it basically contains products from the caviar range by Alterna. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review: Herbal Essentials Skincare Products + Skin Analysis

I always get excited when a brand that I like decides to open in Mercato mall, It's a small shopping centre but full of stores/services which serves the area. Herbal Essentials has recently unveiled their new derma kiosk there - its a brilliant addition to their brand mix. I was kindly invited to experience their new beauty hub in which one of their staff would perform a complimentary skin analysis on me, educate me about their products and suggest the best routine based on my skin type and the test results.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Beauty With No Extreme Measures Transformation Kit

Maxfactor has always been one of my favourite drugstore brands over the years. Luckily, I was invited to an event by them last month which was hosted by the famous Joelle Mardinian, regional creative director of the brand in which she would be sharing tips and tricks to enhance natural beauty. The main slogan/hashtag used at the event was "Beauty with no extreme measures", meaning that you don't have to pile on lots of makeup in order to look beautiful.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Review: Under The Mistletoe Box By Lush Cosmetics

Last month, I was invited to the opening of a new branch for Lush cosmetics - it's located at Citywalk Dubai. Not only was I very thrilled to attend my first ever Lush event, I was also excited to try out their latest holiday products as well as discover the exclusive new stations at this particular branch. Generously, I have received "Under The Mistletoe" which is one of their gift boxes sold in store and today i'm going to share with you my thoughts on each and every product.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review: E.L.F Makeup Mist & Set

I'm not the kind of girl who carries around an entire bag of makeup to touch up on the go. Thus, everything needs to be well set before stepping outside the house; which means caking on powdering my face to perfection. Setting spray was never on my to-buy list as it seemed like another gimmicky product that makeup companies are trying to force on us. The only reason I decided to buy one was to intensify the colour of my eye shadows and it was a high end spray by MAC.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skincare Range

It's not everyday that you get invited to Burj Al Arab! That's exactly where I got introduced to the Neutrogena Hydro Boost skincare products and every bit of the event was magical. The main potent ingredient in the range is Hyaluronic Acid which deeply hydrates the skin and gives it a healthy glow that looks like its coming from within. Not to mention that it was Sixteen's award winner for the best selling new skincare line.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review: Isehan Heroine Mascara and Eyeliner

If you have been following me for quite sometime, you would know that my go-to makeup look consists of defined eyes and bold lips. Speaking of polished eyes, Mascara and eyeliner are my ride or die items that I literally cannot live as they really open and shape your eyes. In my last asian haul, I decided to try a couple of eye products from a brand called Isehan heroine and I was thrilled to find them both in one kit! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brand Review: Note Cosmetics

The beauty of grabbing new products to try when you're on a holiday is having no choice but to use these items continuously for a straight week or two. while that might sound torturous for some of you, I find it really useful to form a proper opinion about a product/brand. So, I have done just that while I was on a trip to my home country earlier this month and I'm going to review a few items from a new brand called "Note Cosmetics".

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review: Dermalogica Products - Skincare Tips

when it comes to skincare, If I get an allergic reaction to a certain product -I'll probably not go near the entire brand again! This happened to me after using a hydrating mask by Dermalogica long time back and I never had a second thought about discovering the rest of their range. I have attended a skincare masterclass at the brand's head office last month, been playing with a couple of their products and now I'm totally sold!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review: H&M Makeup Haul

Another day another makeup brand to review. The H&M makeup range has been out for a while now but as usual I'm late to the party and only managed to try them recently . Last month there were crazy discounts at most retail stores as part of the Dubai summer festival, so when I spotted some of their makeup items at dirt cheap prices I was down for a mini haul. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Review: Kiko Cosmetics Haul

This year has definitely been one of the most experimental in terms of new makeup/beauty brands. I have been eyeing a few brands for over a year now, one of my new year's resolutions was to quit procrastinating and start implementing in many areas of life. This includes buying stuff that has been pending on my wish list for so long and one of these things is Kiko cosmetics. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Review: First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Restore Cream

Two weeks ago, I ran out of my night time moisturizer and decided to utilize my glambox points to buy another one. I didn't have any particular brand in mind and this was an issue as I had to scroll down the website for a good two hours in order to an item that won't exceed my points balance. So, I finally decided to settle for the First Aid 5 in 1 restore cream. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Milani Cosmetics Haul

Nothing beats discovering drugstore finds that are just as good as high end ones. Milani is one of these affordable brands that kept dazzling everyone with the quality of their makeup, even some professional makeup artists swear by their products. My previous experience with some of their products such as their lip liners and baked blushes was excellent. So, today i will talk you through three Milani products from a recent drugstore haul and whether they are worth buying. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Review: Coty Airspun Loose Powder

I have always reverted to other blogs, articles and famous youtubers for new makeup purchases. So, when Tati (One of my favorite Youtubers) stated that she's obsessed with Coty Airspun loose powder, I was totally sold! I have done a couple of huge hauls last months and decided to include this product and give it a go.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Review: E.L.F Complete Coverage Concealer Palette

I'm not sure if phobia from running out of concealer exists, but that's how I truly feel when I only have one in my stash and there is not much left in it! For this reason, there has to be a new concealer in every online makeup haul that I do. I have chosen a concealer palette from E.LF this time which is new to me as I always choose single ones. In fact, I have bought other products from the same brand as well but I prefer reviewing each one separately in order to keep this post short and informative.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette

So, I've always been late to the party when it comes to the "most raved about" beauty products, But I believe that it's better being late than never! The Rimmel kate sculpting palette has been haunting me for a couple of months, seeing everyone on instagram posting pictures of it so I finally decided to put an end to this torture. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Etude House Dreaming Swan Shine Volumer

If you have been following my Blog/Instagram over the years, you would know my obsession with Asian beauty products. I have done an Asian beauty haul recently, mainly to stock on sheet masks -but as usual I couldn't help but pick up a few items that caught my eyes. One of these products is the Etude house shine volumer and I basically bought it for the gorgeous packaging. (Because I'm a sucker like that!)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

5 Tips For Long Lasting Makeup During Summer

The weather in Dubai has officially become boiling hot combined with unbearable humidity! Walking down the streets, parking lots or even stepping outside your house is a grim task - especially if you're wearing lots of makeup and you want it to stay put all day long. Today, I'll share with you my top 5 tips to extend the longevity of your makeup along with product suggestions for that purpose. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: Rodial Stem Cell Super Food Cleanser

I have been trying out many products from different brands this year. That being said,  I still feel thrilled whenever I buy or receive new stuff. A couple of weeks back I attended a masterclass on how to contour/highlight like Kim K and it was in collaboration with Rodial. Many Youtubers raved about this brand, especially the makeup, but I haven't heard much about their skincare range. So, I was extremely excited to recieve their stem cell cleanser in my goodie bag and of course very curious to play with it. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: Foreo Products + Tweexy

Electronic facial cleansing devices has been out in the market for quite a while now. Being a person with sensitive skin, I was intimidated to go on the bandwagon of this trend and I chose to stick to my trusty boring normal skincare routine which worked just fine for me. Before Ramadan, I was invited to a media event for a brand called "Foreo"; they specialise in an array of skincare products, not to mention a bunch of other exciting tools which I will talk you through in this blog post.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Review: Morphe Brushes

If there is any beauty product that I haven't purchased since ages then it has to be makeup brushes. My brush collection ranges from affordable to middle range brands, I wanted to invest in Japanese ones but they are way too expensive and they require some serious financial planning! Morphe brushes were always on the top of my mind but I heard mixed reviews about their collection which made me even more confused. However, when Jaclyn Hill, Jeffree Star and Nikkietutorials constantly complimented their products - I knew i couldn't go wrong with their brushes! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Product review: Macadamia Rejuvenating Shampoo

Hello my lovelies! I know it's been a while I haven't posted any reviews on the blog , probably since the beginning of Ramadan,  now I'm kind of used to fasting and feeling more inspired to write! I'm aware that many of you are fasting too and possibly not in the mood to read so much so I will try to cut my review short and keep it informative at the same time. Today's post is about a shampoo that I have started using recently from a brand called "Macadamia" and it's their rejuvenating shampoo. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Brand Review: Organic Harvest Skincare

So, another skincare brand on board to tell you about and no, I'm not obsessed with changing my skincare routine every month! The truth is; I was invited to the launch of "Organic Harvest" products in the UAE over a month ago, which is manufactured and well known in India and they were kind enough to hand me a few items to try out and I'll be reviewing them for you today.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review: Olay Regenerist cream + guidelines for a rejuvenating face massage

Olay reminds me of my childhood as I used to sneak into my mother's room, check her beauty stash and always find a product by this brand. Now that I'm in my mid-twenties I'm striving to maintain the youthfulness of my skin and that definitely requires investing in good skincare products that will do the job perfectly. A couple of months back, I was invited to attend a media event by Olay to discover their award winning "Regenerist" range which is considered a breakthrough in the beauty industry. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Current Favourite Liquid Eyeliners

While famous beauty gurus are still talking about spring makeup trends, we "Dubaians" are complaining that summer has arrived early! I went to grab some coffee today, ran a few errand and I'm so glad I wasn't wearing any makeup off or my face would have looked like a modern art portrait! Since, I can't go out barefaced every day, especially without eyeliner, I had to substitute kohl and gel liners with liquid ones as they seem to last longer. Today, I'm going to share with you three of my current favourite liquid liners that you can rock this summer! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: Derma E Purifying Range

I've been struggling to review the huge pile of skincare products that I own at the moment, as I only have one face people!I tried engaging family members into reviewing products as well, but of course it's never the same when you try them yourself  as you get to convey the entire experience better. Recently, I was invited to attend an event by "Derma E" to learn more about their purifying range. After reaching home i have decided that other products can definitely wait and immediately started trying out the Derma E goodies! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Filorga Absolute Rejuvinating Day Cream

When it comes to makeup, I have always been skeptical about high end products as There are always dupes that I can use to create the same looks and call it a day! However, its definitely not the same with skincare and growing up I have realized these extra pennies should probably be invested into buying decent and more potent skincare products. That way, you can guarantee the youthfulness and firmness of your skin and wouldn't have to use as much makeup. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Girl Talk: Struggles of a Blogger in Dubai

Blogging has always been on the top of my mind when I was a teenage , but neither did I have the courage to create a page nor did I have enough knowledge about where to start/navigate one.  My journey so far has been nothing but informative and pleasant, as I got the chance to meet some brilliant influencers, start amazing friendships and most importantly develop myself on a personal level. That being said, there were many significant challenges that I have faced throughout this journey and I'm sure many bloggers have come across the same obstacles, but perhaps find talking about difficulties as a "Taboo" subject that no writer should mention or even exhibit.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Concealer

I've always been keen on having a flawless under eye area and for that reason I'm extremely picky about the concealers I choose. That being said, I went on a retail therapy trip to Sephora recently and ended up with a couple of products that I utterly didn't need, but I call that buying for a good cause which is 'Blogging'! One of these purchases was the Kat Von D "lock it tattoo concealer" which I'll be reviewing for you today.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: Avene Skincare Products

My memories with Avene as a brand started long time back when my mom used to buy their sun protection creams religiously. Earlier this month, I was invited to a bloggers event to discover the content of March's Glambox which happened to be sponsored by Avene. Today, I'm going to talk you through my experience with the products received and whether I would repurchase them again.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Review: Even Brighter Concentrate for Hyperpigmentation

I have always dreaded the days when i got pimples because I know they will leave behind some ugly marks. I'm pretty much always on the hunt for skincare products that helps with acne scars/ hyperpigmentation . So, receiving the Eucerin even brighter course in one of my Glamboxes gave me high hopes that I might get rid of this skin issue which I have been battling for years.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: Clarins Anti-aging Skincare

Looking back at my old self, I have never been one of these girls who avoid disclosing their age. I'm still not shy about saying it out loud , but would definitely do anything to hide avoid any ageing signs! Thus, I have decided to invest in good skincare brand to help maintain the youthfulness and freshness of my skin; and that brand is Clarins.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Review: Serendipity 3 Restaurant

If you live in Dubai you probably know that weekends in here revolve around good food & company! Last week I went to Dubai Festival city to buy a pair of shoes, but ended up having dinner at this new place called "serendipity3". I have come to know that it's a franchise for a famous New York based chain and it's a throwback to the famous movie starring Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack, "Serendipity".

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Review: Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant

If there is anything that is always on my mind besides makeup, then it has to be food! Speaking frankly, my eating habits situation can be summarized in one word ; grim  as I have kicked exercising and healthy food to the curb for quite sometime now and that needs to be changed asap! Moving forward, let's talk about last week's crime at Clinton St. Baking company and restaurant!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Brand Review: Charlotte Tilbury

A year ago, I have prepared a beauty wish list with all the products I would love to buy. Unfortunately, that list was totally neglected as in the beauty industry there are always new brands/trends & you never know what you will end up buying! However, the one brand that I really wanted to get my hands on was Charlotte Tilbury & I was over the moon when I received the order on the 31st of December as it was the highlight of my NYE!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review: Hair Botox Experience in collaboration with Vaniday..

If there is anything I have been dreading lately it has to be the current condition of my Hair! I have been suffering from hair loss and frizzing from quite sometime, not sure if it's the weather in Dubai or simply my hair aging! Over a month ago, I have come across a post on Instagram talking about a new App called Vaniday and my curiosity to try it out immediately went 10 levels up!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Review: Svelta Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub

When I think of body scrubs I remember all the drugstore ones that didn't contain much of exfoliating beads and they were simply not potent enough to scrub off the dead skin cells. Over a month back, I was contacted by an American brand called "Svelta", which i wasn't really familiar with, they were generous enough to send me a body scrub from their range as well as a fake tanning cream.