✨Let’s talk about moisturizers✨From the age of 10 – 16 the only moisturizer or cream (as we called it)we were aware of were the greasy concoctions known as Nivea in the blue aluminum tin or Cream 21 in the bright orange plastic tin. Both of which required the user to dash off to the bathroom afterwards and wipe off their face vigorously with a towel in a desperate attempt to get off the greasy sheen.
A few years later we were introduced to body shop and bath & body works concoctions courtesy of our travels and of some gifts brought by relatives living abroad✈️. Even then my daily routine consisted of slathering on whatever hand or body cream was available on my face and calling it a day. It wasn’t until I moved to the US 🇺🇸that I came upon the Olay Line at Target and i bought my very first Total Effects Lotion that I realized that there was an entire parallel universe of products dedicated for the face that I had never even known existed 😳.
Over the years I stuck with the Olay line of products trying different brands along the way but never really finding any that worked the miracles they claimed to on my skin. ☹️ It was years later when I moved to Dubai and I discovered that my staple Olay had a totally different formulation and after striking out miserably with all other mainstream skincare brands available that I seriously to started researching alternate skincare brands.
That was when I stumbled upon organic🍃, natural skincare brands and my journey of experimenting with the various organic skincare brands began. Over the years I have tried countless products from various brands and honestly there were only a handful that genuinely suited my skin and lived up to their claims. One of such products is the Clarity Face cream from @goodmedicinebeautylab.
This is the first truly matte moisturizer I have ever come across, that does not leave my face greasy. It actually has made my skin better, I rarely breakout anymore not even the pesky before period breakouts ✨my skin is hydrated and the best part is it’s made with only natural ingredients 🍃The cream is available as a 1oz deluxe sample as well so you can try it out before committing to the full size.
💦Did you know that the face 💦wash is not only the first step in your skincare routine it is also one of the most important❓
💦It’s the first product we use on our face to take off all the makeup, wash away any product residues and if you are in Dubai🇦🇪🌵 to wash away all the fine sand stuck to the oiliness so that there is a fresh, clean canvas to work with.
💦However the fact is that most of us are using face washes/cleansers that are unnecessarily harsh and strip our skin of all moisture causing our sebaceous glands (natural glands in the skin that are responsible for maintain healthy moisture levels) to go into overdrive and produce more oil to counter the effects of the face wash. This results in an over oily 😫T-zone area for people with combination or oily skin along with breakouts and for people with dry 🍂skin well their skin just cannot produce enough moisture to keep up with the drying effects of their face wash so they end up with guess what even drier, parched skin.
💦This nugget of wisdom might seem very strange coming from a person who spent her life washing her face with everything from LUX( I don’t care how many movie stars✨ endorse it, this chemical concoction leaves your skin looking and feeling like old , dried 👢boot leather 😳) CAPRI & TIBET soaps (same moisture leeching abilities along with a overpowering jasmine fragrance😷)before moving on to a seemingly gentler DOVE (I could never seem to wash that greasy feeling off) PEARS bar (I was so fascinated by the orange see through bar) and then finally becoming a “burger bachi” 😬(Karachi aur khaas kar ke Defence waaleh from the 90’s will get this reference 😉) and moving on to Clean & Clear and St Ives & Johnson’s face washes.
💦All of which were harsh, sulphate based (back then I didn’t even know what sulphate meant not that I ever bothered reading the ingredient list of it was available at AMI’s or AGHA’s it was imported and thus good enough😬).
💦Over the years I have become a 🤓savvy and informed consumer and I make sure I read the ingredients list carefully to avoid products that contain harsh chemicals like:
☠️Ingredients like these are are skin irritants and they further aggravate your skin and have been linked to causing horrifying diseases like cancers and birth defects 😱.
💦After that shocking revelation let’s come back to the product review at hand 😋🍃The @Sukin brand is an Australian brand that makes plant based and gentle skin care. If you are looking to make the switch to a healthier face 💦wash that won’t cause a dent in your wallet this is a good brand to try. I especially like their sensitive cleansing gel because it’s soap free and doesn’t dry out irritate my skin like most face washes do. It also contains natural oils of avocado 🥑, green tea🍃 and cucumber🥒 to leave the skin soft and balanced. Plus it won’t leave your skin feeling dry and tight like most face washes do🍂 Win win✨ So try it out and let me know your experience with it 😘 Available at all Life Pharmacy stores in Dubai.
🌱Hola compańeros bloggers✨
🌱Today’s product review is about a brand that has been in the spotlight 🔦 for a while now @biossance.
🌱The company founded in Berkeley, California utilizes biotechnology to create safe, effective skincare for the skin and the environment.
🌱The star ✨ingredient featured in all their products is plant derived (their’s is derived from sugarcane). Squalene oil which is a weightless oil that instantly moisturizes the skin and locks in moisture.
🌱The eye gel contains squalene oil, Eyeseryl & Argiline to reduce dark circles and puffiness and Swiss apple🍎stem extract to brighten the under eye area.
🌱The gel itself is very light in texture, it goes on smoothly and doesn’t irritate the eyes. However since I have very dry skin under the eyes I do have to follow it up with an undereye cream since I don’t find it moisturizing enough.
🌱In terms of lightening dark circles I haven’t really noticed a significant difference 😕there. Will I continue using it maybe 🤔unless I find something better and more affordable since this is $54 for 15ml of product 💸. Have you tried this? How was your experience?
Today’s blog post is all about my 💞favorite makeup product -Le Eyeliner👏🏻.
Since I am a total moron when it comes to applying makeup I keep things simple lipstick, eyeliner, blush. Which time wise comes out to be roughly about 15 mins on a good day. Close to half an hour or 45 mins if my hand eye coordination happens to be on a strike😒.
So to make a long story short eyeliner is a staple in my bag. Over the years owing to my shaky hand and overly blinking eyes I have gone through my fair share of eyeliners. Before finally finding my tool di resistance ✨ the angled liner brush 🎉.
However a fab brush is pretty much useless if the accompanying liner sucks😒. So after going through countless pots of liner , gel and powder both of which would dry out and start flaking 😪. I decided to branch out and try my hand at the new line of kajal liners. The one I chose is the Maybelline Master Kajal which boasted of a super dark, dramatic line with a flick of the wrist. 😒
I don’t know why I tend to gravitate towards pencil liners, instead of the liquid ones. Somehow pencil ones appear to be less intimidating to me than their liquid counterparts.
Back to the product, the liner is indeed super, intense black and glides on without tugging or drying out. That being said the chunky shape makes doing the flick a pain 😡. It’s fine when the liner is new and has somewhat of a point but after a while when you have a rounded tip I don’t see how I will be able to pull off a cats eye with this. In terms of wearability, on me it didn’t last very ⏱long. Probably because I didn’t apply an eyeshadow primer or any sort of base and my lids tend to eat eyemakeup I can’t explain it they just do 😳.
So overall I think it’s a decent eyeliner though I still prefer my brush if only I can find the right liner for it 😩. I would give it 3/5 ✨simply because once the tip gets rounded the only look you can do with it is probably Emo 😳
Have you guys tried this product let me know how you liked it?
Until next time loves xoxo 💋
✨As much as I love trying out new products there comes a time when i tend to go back to the basics 💞. Products that have stood the test of time and trail repeatedly and have emerged as stellar ✨. One such brand is Olay✨. As a kid I remember the pearlescent pink bottle with the black cap on my grandmother’s side table. Years later I would sneak the red Regenerist container from my mother’s dresser hoping to get glowing skin like hers .😇
✨So when I started my hunt for anti aging skincare ( yes I’m an old maid😒) the first brand I tried out was Olay. Over the years though I’ve constantly tried different brands I’ve always gone back to Olay after a while. Regenerist, total effects I’ve tried them all, some hit the mark others I decided to pass on the next time around.
✨While I enjoyed using the Regenerist line for a while my personal favorite is their total effects line. In particular the serum and the face lotion, which tackle the seven signs of aging :
Loss of moisture
Uneven skin tone
Uneven skin texture
Lack of hydration
✨Plus it offers SPF 15 for sun protection.☀️ They have also expanded their anti aging line by adding BB and CC creams. Both the BB and CC creams offer the same anti aging benefits as the original total effects but with a hint of foundation for slight coverage.
✨I personally use the serum and anti aging moisturizer on a daily basis with the CC cream occasionally when my skin is misbehaving and I need a little coverage. If you are a foundation fan then you will find the coverage with the BB and CC creams minimal. Since I don’t bother with foundation it gives me the coverage I need without the need for blending.
✨The formulas are non greasy and offer day long hydration and smooth my skin out. Plus they are priced reasonably and are available at most drugstores.
✨Have you guys tried Olay products? Which ones are your favorites ? Let me know here 😘
✨It’s product review time again here at shopaholic blogs. The product I’m reviewing today is not an organic product but one that comes from a very popular brand nevertheless.
✨Presenting the Nyx Two Timer Eyeliner✨✨Since eyeliner is one of my go to makeup, I was thrilled to find one that claimed to do double duty. This liner has a felt tip liquid liner on one end for creating sharp cats eye lines and the other end is a kohl liner for smudged out smoky eyes.
✨That’s unfortunately where the good news ends. As excited as I was to use the liner I was incredibly disappointed when I tried it out. The felt tip was dried out and it took multiple tries for me on the back of my hand to get any color. Even then the liner was skipping and the felt tip kept bending upon itself.
✨The kohl side was just as bad it was dried out and impossible to apply in fact it broke the first time I tried to apply.
✨I ended up chucking out this liner the very day I bought it. 😡 I don’t know if mine was a defective one or if they are all like that.
✨All in all this was one disappointing purchase💸. Have you guys tried Nyx eyeliners which one would you recommend?
Until next time xoxo💋!