UNE’s iconic 100% Mineral Foundation and UNE’s Skin Glow Concealer!

What better way to give yourself a unique glow, than with UNE’s iconic 100% Mineral Foundation and UNE’s Skin Glow Concealer!

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A 100% naturally derived mineral powder foundation that has won over 100% of UNE consumers!  It evens and corrects skin tone and offers a unique glow thanks to pure micronized pigments. Its texture lets the skin breathe, reveals its beauty and maintains its comfort. 100 % mineral foundation comes in 6 shades, price AED 131.

Then there is the New Skin – Glow Concealer that brightens areas of shadow and attracts the light; on bare skin or after applying foundation, it illuminates in a single step for a dazzling result.Skin glow concealer stick comes in 2 colors, AED 89. A glowing complexion has never been so easily achieved…

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Review : Refreshing Fruit Pack by Himalaya Herbals!

Hey!

On a recent trip to Kochi city (in India), I came across a shop exclusively selling Himalaya Herbals products. I bought two products and one of them is this Refreshing Fruit Pack. Review on the other product soon..

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This face mask is made especially for Normal to Dry skin types. It’s perfect for me. It comes in a little tube. This tube is slightly different from the usual Himalaya Herbals tubes. On the regular green lid, there is a new orange line which gives it a nice bright look. Also just below the lid, there is a striated design with an ‘H’ in the middle. It’s very modern & pretty.

This pack has the following ingredients and I am also highlighting their benefits :

Apple – which is a rich source of AHAs. It nourishes the skin & brings out it’s natural glow
Fig & Cucumber – both of which provides a cooling effect to the skin
Papaya – which helps remove freckles & smoothens the skin
Mineral Clay – which soothes the skin & improves blood circulation

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The pack is a thick paste & has an orangeish yellow color to it that reminds you of a Papaya. It’s scent is really pleasant. I apply it to cleansed skin (am currently using Olay’s Cleansing milk) for 10 – 15 mins and then wash off with cool water. In that time period, the mask visibly dries however it doesn’t feel unpleasantly tight. It says on the tube that since it contains herbal active ingredients, it might cause tingling sensations but that it’s normal. I did feel that just around my mouth area. Once you wash off, skin feels amazingly soft and glowing. I immediately seal the moisture by applying a moisturizer (currently using Olay Total Effects day/night cream).

I highly recommend this fruit facial pack to those with normal to dry skin. This mask is to be used only once or twice a week.

Price : Rs. 70 (AED 4.13) for a tube containing 50 gms.

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Time to reboot our skin with Urbanveda!

Brand NEW in the UAE and available exclusively at Holland and Barrett

No matter where you are in the world, your skin needs a reboot between seasons! What’s better is everything you need to prep your skin is available from one brand! Urbanveda are a newly launched brand in the UAE whose range of skincare and body care is all based on the principles of Ayurveda. Each one of their products is certified vegetarian, not tested on animals and free from parabens, artificial colours and SLS.

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Ayurveda originated in India around 5000 years ago and is a holistic health and well-being system based on the therapeutic properties of plants, which also promotes the idea of striving to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

So, the weather’s warming up, you’ve put away your sweaters and pulled out your shorts — and it’s time to pay some serious attention to your skin. Even if you don’t plan to strut around in a bikini, you still want your arms, shoulders, back, and legs to look soft and sun-kissed. Luckily, it only takes a little extra TLC with Urbanveda’s fabulous body care products to get your skin back into shape.

Get smooth, flawless skin with these simple skin care tips from Urbanveda:

For the most effective results, it is important you choose products based on your skin type. Using the three Ayurveda doshas (mind-body types): Pitta, Vata and Kapha, Urbanveda has devised a skincare system aimed at balancing each dosha. Focusing on this, the four Urbanveda ranges: Soothing, Purifying, Radiance, Reviving – use a bespoke selection of natural ingredients designed to suit different skin types. To find out what dosha you are and exactly what range is perfect for you, we recommend you take the short questionnaire here: http://www.urbanveda.co.uk/index.php?route=information/dosha/general.

* EXFOLIATE

Exfoliation is the first step on the beach-body checklist. It polishes off rough skin, makes skin more receptive to other treatments and creates a smooth canvas for an even tan.

Buff away dead skin cells with Urbanveda’s detoxifying and nutrient-replenishing natural exfoliants, including crushed Walnut, Peach seed powder and volcanic Pumice (AED 85).

* CLEANSE

Now your skin is feeling smoother than silk, it’s time to cleanse! Most cleansers can dry out skin by stripping it of natural oils. Urbanveda Body Wash’ helps to rebalance the skin leaving you feeling perfectly cleansed, hydrated and smooth!

Urbanveda’s gentle and sensory body washes leave skin refreshed and radiant, whilst botanical ingredients work to support the skin’s hydration levels to ensure that the natural moisture balance is preserved (AED 75).

* MOISTURISE

Your last step to skin perfection – Hydrate your skin without any overpowering scents or nasty chemicals!

Urbanveda’s range of body lotions are brimming with antioxidants and vitamins. They smooth, soothe and soften skin, fighting the damage done by the environment to leave skin calm, balanced, refreshed and full of vitality (AED 95).

All Urbanveda packaging is recyclable, and bottles are made using post-consumer recycled plastic. Urbanveda use Forest Sustainability Certified packaging and are Vegetarian Society certified. Belief in the value of nature means valuing plants as nature intended- all Urbanveda products are free from GM ingredients, parabens, SLS/SLES, artificial colours and mineral oil. As a holistic brand Urbanveda don’t, and will never, test on animals.

The full Urbanveda ranges are available in Holland and Barrett, Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi and Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah. Prices start from AED 75.

For more information on the Urbanveda range and to find out your dosha, visit www.urbanveda.co.uk.

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Crabtree & Evelyn launches Fruits and Botanicals Collections!

~Freshly picked for healthy and glowing skin~

This summer season, experience the ultimate indulgence of luxuriously pampered skin with Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Fruits and Botanicals collections. The most powerful and beneficial ingredients from around the globe are infused together to offer this revitalising new range.

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Inspired by the bountiful orchards of the Mediterranean, Sicily and Morocco, the new Fruits and Botanicals ranges contain a combination of vitamin-rich fruit extracts renowned for their nourishing aspects along with fine selection of rejuvenating and conditioning botanicals.

This new freshly picked collections will delight and invigorate your senses with its wide range of bath and conditioning products, including soaps, shower gels, body scrubs, body soufflé, and lotions. Keep your hands nourished and moisturised with award winning hand therapy creams, conditioning hand wash andantibacterial hand gels.

Avocado, Olive & Basil

The Avocado, Olive & Basil collection, inspired by the Mediterranean orchards, features nourishing avocado, antioxidant-rich olive and skin conditioning basil extract along with the revitalizing scent of green fruits andherbs. Combining accords of cool, creamy avocado and olive with hints of basil, this crisp yet softly nurturing fragrance is enhanced by the energizing quality of lemon and lime.

Tarocco, Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage

Inspired by the purifying and energising botanicals of Sicily, Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage features antioxidant-rich tarocco Sicilian red orange, invigorating eucalyptus and soothing sage to revitalize and deodorise the skin. This invigorating aroma blends sparkling notes of tarocco orange, bergamot and neroli with a twist of eucalyptus and sage. Subtle tones of cedarwood add a final forest-fresh touch to this refreshing and restorative fragrance.

Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed

Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed combines the lively aromas of Morocco’s succulent fruits and rich spices. The collection features moisturising pomegranate oil extract and grapeseed extract along with nourishing argan oil to help skin restored. An opening burst of orange gives way to the juicy-sweet notes of pomegranate, coupled with the freshness of fig leaves. Adding further zest and zing, a medley of ginger, cardamom and black pepper tones ensures a lasting depth.

Citron, Honey & Coriander

Citron, Honey & Coriander brings to mind the tantalising aroma of Mediterranean lemon groves. Drawing from the best of nature, this range features skin refreshing citron, conditioning honey and freshening coriander. The scent of sweetly fragranced citron is layered with the tart tones of lemon leaf and zesty bergamot; while accords of warm honey and green coriander add a velvet richness and peppery bite to this vibrant lemon fragrance.

Treat yourself to this new collection, available now at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores in UAE and Kuwait.

Store locations: Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall, Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi and Avenues Mall Kuwait.

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How to : DIY Skin glowing mask!

Hey guys!

Been a long while since I did a DIY. This one is a very simple and effective mask that has only 2 ingredients – Fenugreek seeds & organic honey.

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The fenugreek seeds have to be soaked overnight or for about 8 hours. You need only a little bit since once soaked it grows in size. Honey softens your skin. I use Wedderspoon’s Active 16+ Manuka honey, which is very high in quality. I bought it online, from US for $40.86. They ship worldwide ultra fast and I highly recommend you try it out.

Onto the method itself : Grind the fenugreek seeds into a thick paste. Add honey into the paste rather than in the grinder. I add about 2 tbsp of honey, but that’s entirely upto you and also based on the amount of fenugreek paste.

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Lol!. Looks like mashed potatoes and gravy!. The final mix should look like below :

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This is actually a messy mask. The fenugreek paste doesn’t really adhere to our skin, so you will need to literally plaster it on and look like a monster. Keep it on for 30 mins. Wash off in cool water and discover the most glowing, soft skin!. I suggest you apply a thick layer on your face. The more thin the layer you apply, the more tough it is to remove from your skin with water. In that case you will need to wipe it off with a towel..

Let me know if you try it :)

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Meet Sally Hansen’s Miracle Growth Family!

For over half a decade, Sally Hansen has been at the pioneering edge of beauty and established itself as a true innovator in nail care.

Through a simple philosophy of quality, practicality and affordability, Sally Hansen is the number one nail care brand in the USA. The brand is celebrated for its range of inventive products, and with these three amazing additions it’s easy to see why.

It’s no secret. If you want strong, healthy, perfect nails you need Sally Hansen Miracle Cure. Featuring an advanced breakthrough formula of natural protein complex and anti-oxidants, Miracle Cure addresses the problems of BOTH soft, peeling nails and hard, brittle nails.

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With just one coat, the nail plate becomes sealed and the nail layers bond together, instantly stopping any peeling. Miracle Cure also features exclusive “moisture magnets” that hold 100x their weight in moisture. This keeps hydration in balance reducing the chances of soft, dry and brittle nails. With just 3 days of application, weak, lifeless nails will be 50% stronger. So Whether used alone or as a base coat, Sally Hansen Miracle Cure is the perfect is the perfect solution for strengthening nails.

Affectionately known as a miracle in a bottle, Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener is the latest weapon in the fight against weak and brittle nails. Made with a calcium and ceramic gel formula, Sally Hansen Miracle Nail Thickener surrounds nails with a defensive shield that not only strengthens and fortifies, but also helps protect against bending and breaking, ensuring thicker, smoother nails that grow visibly stronger.

 Sally Hansen-Miracle Nail Thickner - 35aed - Carrefour,lifestyle,Max,BootsThis wonder treatment and the many others from Sally Hansen is part of a legacy that embraces the advances in research and development in beauty. Sally Hansen has always strived to have its finger on the pulse of what’s new and fresh, something that can be seen in its latest innovation.

In a commitment to expanding its expertise and salon-inspired products across the world, Sally Hansen introduces Nailgrowth® Miracle Serum. This revolutionary new treatment is part of the Nailgrowth® Miracle Collection, Sally Hansen’s answer to the growing demand from women around the world for more effective beauty treatments.

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Formulated with Advanced Peptides and Biotin Technology, this active complex enhances natural nail growth for nails that are 59% longer in just two weeks*. The innovative serum also instantly softens and smoothes cuticles, while helping nails resist dryness and damage as they grow longer. The result? Measurably longer nails and flawless looking cuticles.

As all these products aptly reflect, when it comes to nail and beauty care, the name women around the world know and trust is Sally Hansen.

Prices:

Miracle Cure: 35 aed

Miracle Thickner: 35 aed

Nail Growth Miracle Serum: 55 aed

Retail Stores: Boots, Lifestyle, MAX, Carrefour

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Review : Sunfeast Yippee Tricolor pasta!

Hey there :)

I have been seeing ads for Sunfeast’s Yippee tricolor pasta for a while now. It’s made especially targeting kids who could have a complete snack using just one packet. I bought two to try it. It comes in two flavors – Creamy Corn and Masala. I bought the former one.

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Each packet comes with a sachet of Saucemaker and the pasta itself. It’s tricolor, reminds me of the colors of the Indian flag!. Inorder to make it, simply add the pasta and saucemaker to 1 1/2 cups of water and cook for upto 10 mins. It says 5 mins on the packet, but I had to cook it for 10, on medium flame.

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The pasta is buttery smooth and really nice. The sauce is creamy and there are small dehydrated corn kernels in it, which puffs up during the cook. The overall taste is OK. I wouldn’t say it’s great. I personally feel the saucemaker could have better seasoning in it. But overall, it is a good enough snack that fills you up for a good long while. Definitely worth trying out.

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Price : Rs. 20 (AED 1.18) per packet, each containing 70gms. Super affordable!

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Naz :)

Rimmel Kate Lipstick with NEW assets!

GO BRIGHT AS YOU LIKE

Rimmel Introduces the Kate Bright Collection For Lips

As the temperature rises, lips go brilliantly bright. Rimmel introduces its new Kate Bright SS15 Collection for lips, an exotic palette of precious shades created by the style icon herself, Kate Moss.

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Inspired by palm-fringed beaches and magenta sunsets, Kate has created a sizzling array of trend-setting shades that bring the Caribbean to Camden and Hawaii to Hoxton. Her luscious line-up of sunlit pinks, captivating corals and vibrant vermilions perfectly captures all the fun of lazing under a sultry sun. Rock your summer style like Kate!

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Point Of Sale: Boots, Lifestyle, Max and Carrefour
Price: 49 AED

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Rimmel Keep Calm & Lip Balm!

Rimmel Introduces Its New Nourishing Balm With A Touch of Colour

When lips are lacking luscious care and colour, DON’T PANIC! Keep calm… and lip balm. Rimmel London introduces its new Keep Calm Lip Balm, a moisturising balm with a fresh hint of a tint for an alluring just-bitten effect. It’s pout pampering perfection for the nation! London lips will go ‘balmy’ for Keep Calm Lip Balm’s ultra-nourishing, longwearing formula enriched with moisturising oils.This powerful little bullet of balm calms, softens and protects lips whist helping to seal in moisture.

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Keep Calm and Lip Balm will rocket to the top of your lust-list thanks to its clever modern pack design.This super-stylish balm has a fun, quintessentially British look that’s perfectly topped-off with the distinctive Rimmel crown.Presented in eye catching bright lipstick-style packs, the five shades each has a playful name and personality –Keep Calm and Shop, Kiss, Rock, Play or Party.

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No matter which mood you’re in, we have a perfect match for you. Love them all?. Collect them all.

Point of Sale: Available exclusively at Boots
Price: AED 15

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Review : KitKat Senses chocolate!

What’s up, you guys!

Recently I visited Central Square mall in Kochi, India. Inside the mall, there is the famous Big Bazaar outlet. While browsing the chocolate section, I came across KitKat’s latest release, KitKat Senses. I have been seeing it’s ad on the TV for a while now. It’s a very captivating ad. If you have seen it, you know what I am talking about.

This range of chocolates boast that it has a creamy taste, thanks to slow churned chocolate that has been churned for 12 hours!. So, I grabbed couple of KitKat Senses chocolates and one KitKat Senses Dark chocolate.

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The KitKat Senses cover is very pretty. The word ‘Senses’ is written in a beautiful, golden font. The chocolate itself is a disappointment though. If you were to give me a piece of regular KitKat and a piece of the Senses one, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. It tastes the same. What use is it then saying that it’s slow churned and all that??. Not only that, the regular 4 finger KitKat is Rs. 25 (AED 1.46). However, KitKat Senses is double that!. Rs. 50 (AED 2.93) for pretty much the same chocolate packaged in a different cover. Rs.50 is huge here in India. I say, don’t go for it. It’s not worth the said amount!

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Now, onto KitKat Senses Dark chocolate. I generally love dark chocolate. The cover of this one is gorgeous and aptly dark colored. About the taste, this one is a different story. It’s absolutely delicious. The crunchy wafer’s taste mingled with dark chocolate’s slightly bitter taste, is a match made in heaven. The chocolate’s texture is creamy and it definitely feels like it has been slow churned for a long time. This one too is priced at Rs. 50 but I say, go for it!. If you love dark chocolate, you will appreciate this chocolate’s beautiful texture.

Have you tried any of these two?. What are your thoughts about it?.

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