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Review : GlamEgo Jan 2018 Beauty Box!

Hey guys,

Am so excited to review GlamEgo’s very first box of this year!. It’s aptly new year themed and it’s so adorable. The #NoResolutions hashtag made me smile.

Other than the picture in the front, every other space on the box is covered with typical resolutions people make such as : Lose weight, Grow hair (which is my personal, one & only resolution this year) & also some not so typical resolutions such as : Talk less, listen to him, do not freak, less instagram etc!

Glamego jan 2018

Such a fun box at the very first glance. On opening it, there is a card which says “Thanks for making GalmEgo India’s No.1 Beauty box”. Well, no wonder there. At just Rs 299 per month, GlamEgo is definitely worth it. This month’s products which concentrate on the theme of “Lap of luxury” are simply incredible and worth upto Rs 2500!.

At the back of the card, they have listed the price and description of the 4 products included in the box. It contains 3 full sized products and 1 deluxe sample.

On to the products :

1) Bio Bloom’s Face oil : This is THE most fabulous thing I’ve ever seen in ANY beauty subscription box ever!. I am a die hard fan of face oils because it takes your skin care regime to the next level.

Bio Bloom face oil


This one ticks all the right boxes :

* It’s 100% natural
* It comes in a tinted, brown glass bottle which is great to retain the properties of the natural blend of oils
* It is age defying (talk about antiaging and I am done for.. it’s my weakness!) plus a radiance booster
* Contains a potent mix of wonderful oils – Apricot kernel oil, carrot seed oil, rosehip oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, frankincense oil, myrrh, rosemary, vitamin E & evening primrose. That’s it. No other unintelligible & unreadable ingredients!. The Vitamin E in this acts as a natural preservative.
* It has a dropper to dispense the product. Is it just me or do you find droppers just so freaking amazing, convenient & expensive looking??..
* It’s suitable for all skin types & for anyone above the age of 18.

It has a lovely scent, a potent kind of smell that lingers on the skin and is dominantly of lemon & frankincense. It’s not a heavy, greasy oil. It isn’t that lightweight too. It’s in the middle but gets absorbed into the skin super fast and leaves it looking glowy with a light sheen. Its a beautiful product. I am so in love with it. Because of all it’s ingredients that are expensive in their own right, this premium product is pretty expensive, costing Rs 1499 for a 15ml bottle.

The bottle will surely last me a long while since I use it only at night (after serum, before night cream) & only use 6 – 7 drops each time. I’ve used this for some days now and I do feel my skin looks like it’s glowing, in the mornings. It’s age defying results can only be seen after a long term use, however it’s ingredients list makes me believe that this brand knows what they are talking about!

2) Bella Voste Lip Gloss in the color Rust Crush – This is my first time trying this brand and I quite loved it’s quality. It’s packaged well in a long, glass tube. The pigmentation is definitely great and it stays on the lips for several hours,  while imparting moisture to the lips. It’s formulated in Italy and is mineral oil & talc free.

Bella Voste lip gloss

Rust Crush is a beautiful nude pink with the slightest, barely-there golden shimmer. It’s an everyday-wear kind of color. Another plus is that it’s non sticky and feels great on the lips. GlamEgo lets the subscriber choose tge color they like. I had 4 choices and I selected this one.  Here is the lip swatch :

Rust Crush lip swatch

Price : Rs 599 for the tube containing 3.2ml

3) Natural Bath & Body’s (NBB) Vital Nourishment Cream : This lightweight, white colored cream gets absorbed right into the skin as if it is quenching up the thirst of dry skin!. It smells citrus like and is such a heavenly, luxurious smell. Their tag is “Your lighter-whiter-brighter fix” (though I do not support the ‘whiter’ look claim).

NBB Vital nourishing cream

It’s ingredients are mainly Vitamin C & Grapefruit, both of which are known to be skin brighteners. This one was a deluxe sample containing just 20 gms. It’s full sized one is valued at Rs 220.

4) Bio Bloom’s Handmade soap : For this 4th product, different people got different things in their boxes. It could have been any skincare /makeup product that’s worth upto Rs 350.

Hand made soap in India

I am glad to get this soap. It’s titled Romantic & has rose oil in it which gives a really great scent. It lathers just right and leaves the skin feeling soft.

All in all, I am in love with this box and feeling like a spoilt princess ♡. What a great value & a wonderful start to the new year!

Check out Glamego’s site to subscribe ☆.

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

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.

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.

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

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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Guest Post – Thank Your Skin with Hyaluronic Acid!

If you have been applying layers of powder just to correct your skin’s excess shine, you’re committing a serious mistake. You see, applying powder won’t just make you look cakey, but it can also cause closed comedones (read: acne) and zits. And that’s the last thing you want to happen, right?

Listen, if you want to get a more even and radiant finish, your makeup products aren’t the only things you have to be concerned about. Prepping your skin matters, too. And to tell you the truth, a properly prepped skin can make a huge difference in the coverage and longevity of your makeup.

Now, you’re probably wondering: How do I prep my skin?. One of the best things you can do is exfoliate your skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells can make your skin more even, allowing you to apply your makeup easier.

Another tip is to make sure your skin is moisturized. Look for ingredients that have hyaluronic acid as it has a really potent hydrating property. It can provide a long-lasting moisture so your skin stays plump and smooth even after you apply your makeup.

And you know what else?. Hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for moisturizing the skin. It also has the ability to fight signs of skin aging. By locking in moisture, it can prevent the skin from sagging. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so you won’t have to layer too much foundation on your skin just to hide them.

With its ability to strengthen the skin’s barrier, regular use of skin care products with hyaluronic acid can increase your skin’s protection against UV rays, too. With so many benefits, this is one of the best ingredients you can use on your skin.

Still not convinced?

Here’s an infographic about hyaluronic acid you might want to check out :

Hyaluronic Acid

About the Author :

Hannah

Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Click here to check out her latest article.

Thanks to Hannah for sharing this amazing infographic and article with my readers ♡

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Three Tips to Using Oils to Stay Healthy!

Are you looking for natural ways to keep healthy?. Essentials oils may be the answer you are looking for. When people think of oils, they probably think that it is only limited to aromatherapy. Most people know that oils are placed in an aromatic diffuser so that the house can smell good. But aromatherapy can also have benefits such as mood enhancing and energy boosting depending on the oil that you will use.

But now, research has discovered that oils can be used for a variety of purposes, one of which is to improve the health of individuals. Check out some of the tips below that you can do in order to be healthy through the use of oils.

1. Use them to fight colds and flu – When the fall and winter months come, there’s no denying that some of our family members might fall sick. When that happens and you are adverse to them taking medicines, you may try the natural method and use oils instead. There are so many oils that you can choose to that job. One of those can be peppermint oil, which can relieve chest congestion and even soothe headaches and fever. Other than the peppermint oil, you can also choose lemon essential oil, which is a very effective decongestant. German chamomile can also relieve muscle aches and pains brought about by the flu. Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are so much more oils that you can use. Just do your research to find out what oils you can use and choose one that you are most comfortable with.

2. Use them to get a good night’s rest – Aside from exercise and having a good diet, one of the things that our bodies need in order to be healthy is ample rest. When you don’t get enough sleep or you suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, your body is more at risk to suffer from many diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. When you lack sleep, there is also an increase of cortisol in your body, which is the stress hormone. If you’re having difficulty getting enough sleep, try putting lavender, chamomile or jasmine oil on a cloth and then place that next to your pillow. As you breathe aroma, it will help you have a more relaxed and peaceful sleep.

3. Use them to treat skin rashes and the like – Oils are a great natural remedy that can be used for skin ailments such as rashes or even psoriasis. If your skin itches, it may be due to reasons such as eczema, hives or dry skin. Soothe your skin by applying oils like chamomile. You can even use this for itchy scalp if you are suffering from it. If you want something that you can use as a moisturizer, Good oil hemp is an answer to that. Hempseed oil is perfect as a moisturizer because it has a high content of omega 3. It can help the skin retain hydration and is also used to treat dry hair.

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Four Beauty Procedures You May Not Know Exist!

There are many ways that people ensure that they look their best at all times. Whether it be getting their hair done regularly, having their eyebrows waxed, or getting their nails painted, the beauty industry is a booming business regardless of what area of the world you live in. In fact, every culture has a set of beauty standards that the people adhere to. This article is more than about just getting some work done on your skin as we will discuss some beauty procedures that you may not know exist!

1. Dental​ ​therapy.​ ​Have you ever heard of someone being petrified of going to the dentist?. In a dental therapy office, there are a variety of services that are offered. From massages to reflexology, the idea is to welcome you into a space that you may not find intimidating with the overall goal of getting you in to the dentist chair by offering massages or other relaxing mechanisms to help you reduce anxiety and be able to have your teeth cleaned without a problem.

Reflexology

It may sound strange to you, but dental hygiene is critical for one’s overall well-being and if it takes having a massage or reflexology session to accomplish it, then so be it.

2. Cryotherapy.​ ​This procedure has been utilized by athletes for years as it helps to decrease pain and aches in sore muscles. Based on new research, cryotherapy has been used for the past few years to help people overcome problems with eczema, psoriasis, insomnia, and even weight loss. The procedure requires you to stand in a frigidly cold tank for a few minutes. So cold that you will be standing in sub-zero temperature for a few moments. Celebrities swear by the procedure and many have boasted about being able to burn up to 600 calories in a matter of a few minutes. If you can withstand the frigid temps for a few moments to help burn calories and relieve some skin problems, cryotherapy is one to try.

3. Anal​ ​bleaching.​ ​Celebrities such as the Kardashian’s have made this beauty procedure quite popular as of late. It may sound like an odd procedure but it can actually be done at home and quite quickly. People have an obsession with making their body look perfect. In some parts of the world, having a lightly colored rear is highly coveted and therefore people choose to partake in anal bleaching. If you don’t want to go to a local dermatologist or having a microdermabrasion treatment to lighten your derriere, then purchasing an at home DIY kit is the way to go.

4. Mesotherapy.​ ​This therapy process is simply the injection of a cocktail of vitamins, amino acids, and medications specifically formulated for your age and skin. The combination of these together helps plump up your skin and hydrates the tissue. The results are astounding and help to decrease signs of aging, remove sun spots, and brighten your complexion.

These beauty procedures may sound unique to you, but there are many people that swear by them. While beauty is certainly subjective and is measured by the eye of the beholder, there is no one-size-fits-all beauty routine which is why the industry is so inclusive of all interest areas.

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Review : Dermal Collagen Essence Sheet Masks (2 variants)!

Hey guys,

Recently Skin18 sent me two Dermal Collagen Essence 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).

The ones I got were a) Pearl & b) Royal Jelly. These sheet type essence masks offer your skin direct nutrition & is of high quality. They are easy to use and fuss free. Both of these give a snug fit on the face.

The masks are brimming with essence. I found most essence on the mask itself and next to nil dripped inside the pack in the case of the Royal Jelly mask. However, the Pearl one had a more runny type of essence and there was plenty inside the pack, which I took in my hand and massaged into my face.

Both masks have a light, pleasant scent and is cool to touch and non oily. It says here on the pack that it should be applied on cleansed skin.

In detail :

Pearl Mask – This one contains 0.02% Pearl powder, which is supposed to keep the skin fresh, moisturized & bright. It also has 0.2% Hydrolyzed Collagen, among other ingredients. Volume : 23 gms

Dermal essence sheet mask

Royal Jelly Mask – This one contains 1% Royal Jelly extract, which is a complex of various kinds of microelements such as protein, fat, carbohydrate, water etc & supposed to help troubled & tired skin, keeping it soft & healthy. It also has 0.2% Hydrolyzed Collagen, among other ingredients. Volume : 23 gms

Dermal essence sheet mask

I left it on for 20 mins. The Pearl one felt brightening and moisturising while the Royal Jelly one left my skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

I do recommend you try these masks. The only problem I found with it is that both has parabens in them.

Price : $1.40 (Approx AED 5.14) 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.