Review : Mediheal’s Dress Code Sheet Masks (2 variants)!

Hey guys,

Recently Skin18 sent me three MediHeal Dress Code sheet masks, as part of their ongoing Reviewer Programme (which you can join too, even if you are a newbie blogger (Minimum requirement : 500 followers), by clicking here). So, here are the masks I got :

Mediheal dress code sheet masks

Two were the same type. So, my review will be for 2 variants. The ones I got were –

a) Black (For Whitening) &

b) Violet (For Tone Up Care)

These masks are very sturdy, high quality but yet so soft and stretchy. They are easy to apply and fuss free. Both of these give a snug fit on the face. They feature masquerade ball mask designs on them and are probably the most beautiful masks I’ve ever tried on!.

Violet mask

This one contains acai berry, pomegranate & mulberry extracts. Since its formulated with hyaluronic acid & hydrolyzed collagen, it helps seal in moisture & enhance skin elasticity. Other ingredients in this are witch hazel, lavender, olive & fig extracts among other ingredients.

The mask uses advanced fiber material with high transparency and 3D cutting. The special dye used in it (which is harmless) causes no staining or discoloration. Its safety formula combines care and beauty, bringing a new concept of visual mask!. This one really hydrated and nourished my skin.

Black mask

This one is formulated with Pearl powder extract which is known for exceptional whitening properties. Pearl is effective in moisturizing and anti-aging, can protect and revitalize the damaged skin as well as improve upon skin problems. This mask too uses advanced fiber material like the Violet one. Other fantastic ingredients in this are royal jelly, caviar & honey extracts among many other fab ingredients.

Even after a single use, I felt a dramatically refreshed, more brighter look. I am not much into whitening skin hype but I can see whitening ingredients such as Niacinamide listed in the ingredients list.

Btw, I am pretty shocked to see how extravagant this one looks. It has red stones on them!. How gorgeous 💖

The masks are brimming with essence. There was only a little essence inside the packs. Rest were all contained within the masks itself.

The Black mask has a lovely, pleasant scent but the Violet one’s scent isn’t that great. Both are cool to touch and non greasy. I left these on cleansed skin for 20-25 mins. Both contain 27 ml of product.

I do recommend you try these masks. The only problem I found with it is that both has parabens in them. Unlike some of the other sheet masks I’ve tried, these contain no alcohol. So, that’s a plus.

Price : Around $2 (Approx AED 7.35) for each of these masks. They are definitely budget friendly.

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Note: These products were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% honest & my own.

Six Wonderful Winter Skincare Tips!

Winter can be a season that is harsh on the skin. This is especially true for those who live in climates that get snow or colder temperatures. Unless you plan to move to a warm climate, there’s not much you can do to change the fact that winter is going to come your way. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help protect your skin all winter long. Yes, you can have beautiful skin all winter, and head right back into summer with a glow that will leave others envious!

Winter

picture of beautiful woman in winter hat.

When winter arrives, we tend to change up our routines a bit. There are people who don’t exercise as much, others who spend more time snuggled up on the couch watching the television, and others who completely change their diets. While you are reaching for more comfort foods this winter season, be sure to keep a healthy skincare routine on your mind.

Here are 6 wonderful winter skincare tips you will want to keep in mind when it starts getting colder outside:

• Don’t over bathe. It can be tempting to take long, hot showers, especially during the winter months. But did you realize that doing so can help dry your skin out? It’s true! Showering and bathing can strip your skin of natural oils, leading it to become dry, cracked, and itchy. You can help avoid this by keeping showers to no more than around five minutes.

• Moisturize daily. It’s imperative that you keep a good quality daily moisturizer on hand so that you can use it every time you get out of the shower. Pat your skin dry, don’t rub it or you can damage it, and then apply moisturizer to help keep it soft, supple, and smooth. Make moisturizing your skin a daily habit and you will see the benefits that it provides.

• Stay hydrated. People often drink plenty of water in the summer, but they cut back when it’s colder outside. You may need more water in the summer if you are active with sports and such, but you still need to stay well hydrated in the winter, too. Be sure to get plenty of fluids in you. If you are not partial to drinking much water, opt for drinking things like unsweet tea and green tea.

• Treat the acne. Winter is a great time to take the time to address problems you may be having with your skin. If you have acne, find a product that will address it once and for all. While you are hiding away this winter, get the acne cleared up, so you emerge feeling and looking your best. You can learn more in Facingacne.com about how to take care of your skin condition.

• Cover your skin. If you live where there are harsh winter conditions, it is important to keep your skin covered when you go outside. The dry air can damage your skin. Some people find that the exposed skin becomes so damaged in winter that it’s flaky, dry, itchy, and may even have bleeding. You can avoid all that by making sure you keep it covered when you go outside. Also, don’t forget to use a good lip balm to keep your lips from chapping.

• Humidify your house. Winter is often a time when houses become dry inside. If the air in your home is too dry, it will lead your skin to become dry. Ever take your sock off in the winter and see lots of skin flake off from your leg? You know when you see that it’s time to moisturize and humidify. You can pick up an affordable humidifier at the department store and keep it running during the season.

Winter is also a time that you want to make sure you get enough sleep. Continue with the good sleep habits that you have always had, or should have, so that you can wake up feeling and looking your best each day. Healthy skin requires sleep, a good diet, plenty of hydration, and care from the elements. Keep these things in mind throughout the winter and beyond!

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Review : Brillare Science’s Power Repair Haircare range!

Hey guys,

After trying out Brillare’s Micellar Water mist, I  became a huge fan of this brand. So, when I got to try out their shampoo/conditioner as well, I really was excited and looking forward to it’s effect on my hair.

So, today’s review is about Brillare Science’s Shampoo & Intenso Fluid Creme from their range called Power Repair which targets Damaged & Treated hair. My hair type is fine,  damaged & treated (read my famous hair rebonding story!). So this suits my hair well.

The Shampoo

Brillare Science shampoo

This product reinforces the natural strength of the hair by providing them the bond repairing natural extract (chestnut) & cuticle resurfacing extract (black oat). It is formulated with highly natural, mild, hypoallergenic, sulfate free cleansers.

It is colorless and slightly viscous. A little goes a long way in this case. It lathers mildly. It leaves the hair feeling cleansed and healthy without overly drying it. That’s one problem I face with regular drugstore brands of shampoos. They leave my hair feeling squeaky clean and extremely dry. After all those shampoos, Brillare’s shampoo is actually a breath of fresh hair. It’s a great product & I feel this bottle would last me about 3 months ♡

Price : Rs 895 for a 200 ml bottle.

The Conditioner

Brillare science conditioner

They have named their restructuring conditioner as Intenso Fluid Cream. As the name suggests its a cream and it has a runny, lotion like consistency. It penetrates deeper layers of hair and provides greater nourishment. It too contains chestnut and black oat extracts.

This product can be applied from root to tip after shampooing. I usually leave it on for about 5 to 6 mins and rinse. It leaves the hair feeling so soft and nourished. It’s white in color. I find that I need a lot of product to generously coat my hair. The bottle might not last more than a month.

Price : Rs 995 for a 200 ml bottle.

The lightly orange tinged packaging of both products looks simple yet wonderful and high end. Both smell so beautiful and luxurious. While using these, it’s almost a spa like experience!.

Both are free from color, parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil, petroleum wax. They are also cruelty free. These might look expensive but products that are chemical free are a great investment for the health of your hair. So, I highly recommend these!.

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Note : These products were send to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Giveaway Winner of Cake Rack Cupcakes!

What’s up guys!

The Cake Rack cupcakes giveaway saw a lot of entries. A total of 200 entries which is great!

The extremely lucky, random winner is Ms Fatima Lamyae.

Cupcakes

Winner, please reply to the email I will be sending you soon. Others, please stay tuned for more giveaways on my blog &
congratulate the winner ☺..

Naz ♡

Review : Balancing Essential Micellar Water Mist by Brillare Science!

Happy New Year, dear friends!

I always make sure the first thing I post in a new year is very special. Today am reviewing Brillare Science’s Balancing Essential Micellar Water Mist, which is very special indeed & my favorite cleanser/make up remover at the moment.

Micellar water

Before that, I wish to discuss about the brand. Their unique approach is about focusing on the entire list of ingredient that goes in formulating a product. Keeping the ingredients as natural as possible, using only the clinically verified actives, blending them with target delivery techniques and making them 100% free from harmful/toxic/allergic chemicals. So, it’s free from parabens, formaldehyde, artificial fragrance and color.

It works well for the following :

● Pore rebalance
● Deep cleaning
● Makeup removal

Micellar water mists are known to really deep clean. So, its perfect to use before going to bed at night or even while you are outside. It comes in a very sturdy plastic, handy spray bottle. The nozzle is tiny, so it sprays well and as it’s name says, is a mist.

Micellar water

The product looks and feeks like water. However when the bottle is agitated, it becomes frothy. When I read ‘pore rebalance’, I automatically thought its for those with oily skin. However, it’s thankfully for all skin types.

The way it should be used is to spray 4 – 5 times on to a cotton pad. It immediately starts to foam.

I have darkened the pic so that the foam is more clear.

It feels so soft and silky on the skin and leaves the skin looking very clean, plump and youthful. The key actives are Red Algae extract, Papaya extract & gycerin. It’s smell is absolutely amazing & luxurious!.

These are the sides of the packaging.

Price : Rs 750 for a 100 ml bottle. It’s definitely on the pricey side. However, considering all the goodness packed to it, it’s a worthy investment.

To buy, click on the below image :

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Note : This product was send to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own & honest.

Review & Giveaway : Red Velvet Cake from Cake Rack!

Hey guys,

My friend, Jeena Asghar, is a creative cook & baker. I have had the chance to taste her dishes several times. So, recently when she mentioned that she has started a business called Cake Rack, I was overjoyed. More than being happy for her, I was happy that others could taste her creations too!

Recently she created a Red Velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, especially for me since I love Red Velvet cakes. Let me tell you this, red velvet can be created in many ways but the classic way is to combine it with a layer of not just cream but a cream cheese frosting. She does that absolutely perfectly.

Here is the cake she made :

Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake

Just look at how defined & moist those layers are!. It had just the right amount of sugary kick with the deliciousness of cheese. Yum!. I actually got a spoon and finished off the cake  after cutting off a layer of it for the purpose of this review!. It was that heavenly. So tasty, that I was craving for more, the moment it got over… The cake was topped with pretty & colorful flowers that were made with sugar.

Next time you are in need of a cake for an occasion or you just wish to treat yourself to something special,  remember Cake Rack. She can do creative, unique and customized designs as per your liking. Hop on to her FB page to get all information on how to order, the directions to her place and most importantly, amazing pictures of the cakes she has created so far..

Giveaway

Now, on to the exciting giveaway – Jeena has agreed to give away 6 cupcakes to one of my followers!. Entering is easy, using a Rafflecopter form. Some points to note :

● There are only 3 mandatory entries, rest are optional but the more entries you complete, more are your chances to win.

● Giveaway is open to UAE residents. However, since Cake Rack is based in Abu Dhabi, enter only if you or someone related to you are in Abu Dhabi.

● If the winner is within the town area, the prize will be delivered to you by Jeena. If you are not within the area that she covers usually, you will have to pick up the prize. Once your (winner) address is disclosed to me, I will check with her if she can deliver to you.

● Giveaway will end on Jan 8th and the winner will be announced on Jan 10th on my blog and Facebook page.

Ready to enter?..

Umm, before you enter, here are some examples of Jeena’s cupcake creations. I tell you, she is one heck of a talented baker ♡

Designer cupcakes

Cake Rack

Now that you have satisfied your eyes, here is a chance to satisfy your taste buds.. Click the button below to ‘log in’ to the giveaway form via email (You won’t be signed up for anything).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck dear friends ♡

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Giveaway Winner of $50 Gift Code to Jord Watches!

Hey guys,

Smitha Vinod is the winner of $50 gift code that can be used to buy a fantastic wooden wrist watch from Jord Watches.

Winner, please email me at nazninazeez@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Naznin ♡

Giveaway : $50 Gift Code to buy a Jord Watch (Open Worldwide)!

Hi guys,

I recently came to receive a $50 gift code to spend at Jord Watches. It’s a freaking amazing site and they have wooden watches. They are gorgeous. They ship worldwide.

Jord wood watches

Since I won’t be using this gift code, I wanted you to have a chance at winning it. All their watches are priced between $139 – $275. This code can help you get $50 off!. I am keeping this giveaway extremely simple. All you have to do is :

● Subscribe to my blog by clicking the “Follow me by email” and confirm your subscription by clicking the activation link sent to your email.

● Leave a meaningful comment on this post.

All names in the comments will be put into a draw and a random winner will be picked using random.org. I will let this giveaway run until Dec 6th. That’s 1 week. Winner will be announced in a post on Dec 7th. The gift code expires on Dec 31st, so you will have plenty of time to make your purchase.

Kindly share this giveaway with anyone whom you think would love to buy a fantastic watch.

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Top 10 Gifts for this Children’s Day!

Hey guys,

Children’s Day is celebrated on Nov 14th. When you hear of Children’s day, what is the first thing that flashes through your mind?. Isn’t it the celebration you had in your school, when you were a kid?. Well, that’s how I remember Children’s day. Sweets are distributed to the kids and some programmes are conducted on that day.

However, the question you need to ask yourself as a parent, on this Children’s day is, how you will celebrate it with your kids, at home. How can you make it special for the kids?. Children’s day doesn’t have to be restricted to being a school event. It should be celebrated at home too.

Here are 10 gift ideas for your lovely kids, in no particular order :

1) Time : The most precious thing you can give your kid is, your time. Quality time spent with your child will change their whole attitude itself. Plan a picnic or a road trip. They will learn several things from this : being open, better communication, respect, being polite to others, value of family etc.

Family

2) Cadbury Dairy Milk : Who doesn’t like chocolates?. Especially, the smooth, creamy and delicious Cadbury!. I am a huge fan of it. This Children’s Day, the Cadbury’s motto is ‘Iss Children’s Day Baccho ke Saath Bacche Ban Jaayein’ (Translation : This Children’s day, become a child along with the children!).

Cadbury's

I think it’s a thought provoking & powerful message. There is so much tension in our lives. We sometimes become strict with kids, having no time to tolerate their kiddish ways. But, kids will be pleasantly surprised when you are not being your usual strict self and behaving like a kid with them!. Surprise them.

How much fun would that be, sweetened all the more with Cadbury’s Dairy Milk!. Have you seen this poignant and playful ad they have launched recently?.

3) Dramatic play toys : This is a fantastic gift idea. Pretend play is great to develop the imagination of kids. Excellent examples are doll houses or cookery ranges for girls and doctor or pilot kits for boys.

Pretend play

4) Books : Reading is a habit that can be started very early on. It helps develop the vocabulary and understanding of kids. There are so many gift choices out there depending on the age of the little readers.

Book love

5) Dresses : I have noticed that every kid (that I’ve met), loves to dress up. Even little kids get so excited about new dresses. Nowadays there are so many online shopping sites that host a lot of irresistible discount offers, to choose from.

Children

6) A Piggy bank : Kids should understand the value of money from a young age. I think by age 6 – 7, they will be able to grasp the importance of saving. A piggy bank helps them do it the easy way. A transparent one is the best since kids are more satisfied with visual results than the actual gratification of having saved some money for a particular goal.

Piggy bank

7) Non toxic nail polish that’s kids friendly : Tween girls love to dress up like their moms, imitating her ways of dressing/getting ready. Brands such as Suncoat Girls make water based, chemical free nail polishes that are fun and easily washable (nail polish remover not required!).

Non toxic nail polish

8) Plushie toys : Don’t really think there is an age limit for this one. Everyone loves a plushie. Ah, how adorable it is to hold one..

Plushie

9) Personalised gifts : Kids love to see their names printed on things. Great ideas are personalising the stationery products/school bags/favourite blanket etc.

Gifts

10) Colouring books & crayons : My absolute favourite thing to do when I was a kid was, to color. I was pretty good at it. I loved it more than even dolls. Lol!. It helps the kids understand what color is what, the very concept of color & how colorful anything and everything can be..

Coloring books and crayons

I hope you liked this gift guide that I have put together. I believe all the gifts listed are thoughtful and lovely. Do leave a comment below as to what you think about it 😍.

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Four Tips to Caring for Your Teeth!

Taking care of your teeth is the key to good dental health. When you get used to this daily routine, you will never be afraid of getting close to people in social events due to bad breath.

Swollen and bleeding gums will also be a thing of the past. As a matter of fact, it’s easier than you can ever imagine. Other than boosting self esteem, good oral hygiene will save you from incurring medical bills when you visit the dentist. You only need to follow the tips outlined below.

1.​ ​Brush​ ​Your​ ​Teeth​ ​Two​ ​Times​ ​Everyday

Brush teeth

Your teeth can never be in good health if you don’t brush them. You should actually brush them early in the morning and in the evening. This is not one of those things that you can afford to skip. This is because it only takes about 10 hours for bacteria and germs to build up in the teeth and gums. In fact, failing to brush your teeth for just a few days in a week is enough to earn you a tough stain.

Dirty teeth can really steal your fun moments when you are hanging out with friends. This is due to the fact that you can not laugh out loud without being ashamed of your stained teeth. The good news is that there are so many teeth whitening agents that are available at pearlywhites.com at affordable prices. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth in circles to ensure you reach all the areas of any tooth.

2.​ ​Use​ ​Fluoride

You should never use any toothpaste that doesn’t contain fluoride as an active ingredient. The mineral is also present in water and its purpose is to defend your teeth against bacteria and cavities by forming a thick layer on the outside. If the enamel of your teeth weakens, it becomes easier for bacteria to penetrate into the core of the teeth. Such a case eventually causes your teeth to decay. Since mouth washes are also rich in fluoride, they can be used to counter cavities and bacteria at their initial stages.

3.​ Floss​ ​Regularly

Flossing should also be done on a regular basis. This is because brushing alone is not enough to flush out the harmful bacteria that are in your teeth. Just so you may know, each tooth has 5 sides. The upper side that is used for crushing food, the inner side, the outer side that’s seen when you smile and the two spaces that separates one tooth from the other.

The brush can only clean the first three surfaces and that’s why you must floss to remove the dirt that’s in between the teeth.

4.​ ​Clean​ ​the​ ​Tongue

Most people ignore the tongue when cleaning their teeth. They think that it cleans itself automatically, thanks to the saliva that never dries up. That’s not true because the tongue can be as dirty as your teeth. Harmful bacteria can actually stick on the tongue for the longest period of time as possible.

Oral care

There are two ways of cleaning the tongue. The first option requires you to apply some paste on the tooth brush and run it back and forth. The other option is similar to flossing because you only need to run a string along the tongue, from the back to the tip at the front.

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