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iHerb Haul #10 – Skincare products & more!

Hi guys!

Here is my recent haul from the best online shopping site ever, iHerb!.

iHerb haul

1) Andalou Naturals Lift & Firm Cream – You will find this product in one of my previous hauls. That time though, I had bought it for my brother. Recently he raved about it to me and so I had to get it for myself. This cream has Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE and fruit stem cell complex (Apple / Grape). The main ingredient in it is certified organic Aloe Vera and also has Argan & Jojoba oils. This product is supposed to help with diminishing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation and improve overall texture for a visibly lifted, firmer complexion.

Andalou Naturals

I found it to be extremely hydrating and nourishing. It imparts a soft, supple feeling. It’s white in color, has a light Vanilla like scent and has a lovely, creamy texture. A little comes a long way. It’s meant to be used in the daytime. Though not shown here, I bought two of this, the other one a repeat purchase for bro.

Price – $19.96 (Approx AED 73.32) for a tub containing 50 ml.

2) Andalou Naturals Night Repairing cream– Since I bought the day cream, I decided to check out the night cream too, as it’s a known fact that when you get products from the same range, it goes well together, works hand in hand and helps you achieve your goal in a lesser amount of time. This product contains certified organic Aloe Vera, Cacao butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip oil, Evening Primrose oil, Avocado oil and more. The Resveratrol & CoQ10 in it works as antioxidants, to stimulate circulation, slow cellular damage and speedy healthy cell renewal for improved skin texture.

Andalou Naturals

This cream has a balm like texture and is very light. It has a chocolatey smell, which I really liked. A little goes a long way with this product too. It sinks in really fast leaving skin looking healthy and slightly dewy.

Price – $19.96 (Approx ) for a tub containing 50 ml.

Based on my experience with both these products I would definitely recommend you the Andalou Naturalsbrand. Also, I preferred it because it is vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, sulphate free, Non- GMO & gluten free. When you use chemical free products, it really makes a wonderful difference in your skin. Both of these creams that I purchased are from their ‘Age Defying’ range and targets ‘Dry & Very Dry’ skin types.

3) Avocado oil by Now Solutions– I love this oil so much since it’s multi purpose. I use it both as a nourishing face oil in my night time skin care routine and as a hydrating oil for my dry hair. This is a repeat purchase. Only difference though, is that last time, I had bought a smaller bottle (118 ml) while this time, it’s a larger one (473 ml).

Avocado oil

Price – $12.22 (Approx AED 44.89) for a bottle containing 473 ml.

4) Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Deep Treatment Masque– Since I have dry hair, I wanted to try a product like this one. Funny enough, I don’t use it as a masque but as an overnight leave-in conditioner. The actual usage of it is to work it into damp hair from roots to end, cover hair with plastic cap for 45 mins and then to rinse off. However, I simply work it into my hair from the middle part until the very tips and leave it overnight. Next day when I wash my hair, it feels soft and manageable.

Nubian Heritage

It is white in color and has a thick texture. I first rub it in between both my hands, warm it up just a bit that way and massage it into the hair. This mask contains great ingredients such as Tamanu oil, Monoi oil, nutrient-rich Garlic extract and Bamboo to fortify hair. This is made for dry, textured and damaged hair. Overall, it’s a nice masque but not one I would urge you to buy because my expectations were really high for this product and it falls short of it.

Nubian Heritage

Price – $11.99 (Approx AED 44.04) for a tub containing 340 gms.

5) Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum by Now Solutions– I was looking for a serum that hydrates well but doesn’t cost a lot. So, I chose this one. It’s supposed to naturally reduce appearance of fine lines.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I love the runny texture of this product. A little goes a looong way. On application, it feels like my skin just drinks it up, leaving it hydrated. It has this extremely refreshing scent. It reminds me of the smell of the leaf of lemon tree. I would like to say this could be a cheaper version of Mad Hippie’s Exfoliating serum, which I have reviewed earlier. No doubt their ingredients are worlds apart but am comparing just the texture and feel of the products.

I love any product that comes with a pump because it’s convenient and mess-free. So, I was delighted to see a pump on this one. However, I was surprised to see that there is no tube inside the bottle. On reading it’s back side, I understood that it uses an airless pump. So, you gotta shake the bottle, then pump to get rid of excess air and then product is dispensed out. If not, shake again. The base rises each time you pump. But I rather prefer a bottle with a pump/tube mechanism. But still, I love this product so much!. I HIGHLY recommend it!. Also, it’s paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free.

Price – $11.04 (Approx AED 40.55) for a bottle containing 30 ml.

6) Badger Beard Balm – I got this for my brother since of late he is into grooming his beard. According to him, it’s a nice product and he would recommend it. It is a cruelty free product.

Badger Beard Balm

Price – $14.39 (Approx AED 52.86) for a tin containing 56 gms.

Discounts and Shipping

iHerb has introduced something new. A loyalty program!. After each purchase, 10% of your bill total (excluding shipping charges) is placed in your iHerb account. It has a validity of 60 days. Next time you purchase within this time frame, this amount is deducted from your bill total!. For this purchase of mine, I got $9.76 (Approx AED 35.85) :).

Since Andalou Naturals was one of the ‘Brands of the Week’ at the time of my purchase, I got an extra 20% off it, thus saving $11.97 (Approx AED 43.97) on three products!

The shipping via DHL was amazingly fast and it reached me from US to UAE in just 3 days. Gotta love how fast DHL’s service is. Shipping cost me $8 (Approx AED 29.38), since iHerb had a special offer running that month that no matter how much ever the weight is of the package, you can get it shipped for a flat rate of $8. There really is no other site that offers you so much value!.

Use my code SCZ695 at checkout to get $5 off your first purchase!

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Get Kim Kardashian’s signature boxer braids with Color WOW!

Just days before she attempted to break the internet again, beauty trendsetter Kim Kardashian revealed the secret behind her perfectly braided hairstyle on her app. Using Color WOW’s Root Cover up, Kim’s hairstylist carefully created clean partings and consistency.

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The Root Cover Up is a professional mineral powder with a unique oil‐based, non‐waxy formula that stays in place, creates multi‐dimensional shine and looks completely natural. Each shade contains a number of colours and pigments to ensure natural blending with the tones in your own hair. Because of its extreme portability and ease of use, it’s ideal for travel and last minute, on‐the‐go fixes. And because it is free of dyes, the Root Cover Up is every pregnant woman’s solution to the dilemma of avoiding hair colour during pregnancy.

Color WOW’s Root Cover up comes in different shades and is available for AED 210 at Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, Sisters Beauty Lounge, House of Fraser, Beauty by Edge, Imar Spa, The White Room, Jam, Blo Dry Bar DXB, Sharjah Ladies Club and Marquee Salon. For more information please visit www.colorwowhair.com

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Bourjois wishes you a beautiful Mother’s Day!

Check out Bourjois’ Mother’s Day Collection: –

● Rouge Edition Velvet – Cool Brown n°17 – AED79 / SAR79

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● Smoky Stories – Sau-mondaine n°12 – AED81 / SAR77

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● Blush Little Round Pot Rose Ambre – 63 AED / 58 SAR

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Point Of Sale :Wojooh, www.wojooh.com, Lifestyle, MAX and Boots.

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Introducing the new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer!

New Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Offers Category Changing Innovation with a Continuous 360° Targeted Spray New Lotion That Moisturizes and Absorbs in Seconds, So Women Can Put Their Clothes Right On

Most women have lotions at home, but don’t use them on a daily basis as their biggest barrier is “lack of time.” Women know they should be using body lotion every day, but skip it because it takes too long to apply and absorb, slowing down their morning routine.

Vaseline introduces the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer, a quick and continuous 360° spray lotion that moisturizes deeply and absorbs in seconds, allowing women to put their clothes right on after moisturizing and get on with their day. It leaves the skin instantly soft, not sticky or greasy!

Unlike traditional bottled lotions, new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer delivers category changing innovation through the union of three special elements:

1. External Structure: Consists of an expertly-engineered, twist-lock actuator that is easy to press and prevents spills, as well as a contoured aluminum can that fits nicely in the hand

2. Internal Structure: Utilizes bag-on-valve technology for 360° non-aerosol spray delivery, using only compressed air

3. Formulation: Thin enough to spray, while utilizing the right balance of humectants and occlusives to deliver a non-sticky sensory experience, and effective moisturization. The formula contains multi-layer moisture complex and infuses moisture across all layers of skin – at the top, the core and deep down.

These features unite to deliver a targeted spray (approximately the width of a woman’s wrist) that spreads easily and evenly, and absorbs quickly with a few quick rubs.

“We know the number one reason women don’t use lotion more regularly is because of the wait time that comes with normal lotion application,” says Sabeen Fazli, Marketing Director, Personal Care, Unilever Gulf “That’s why we’re excited to be launching new Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer, a breakthrough innovation that offers women a quick and convenient moisturizing solution. Our goal is to make it easy for more women to incorporate lotion into their daily morning routines and keep their skin healthy.”

The Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer line includes three variants, each available in a 190ml can:

1. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Essential Healing: contains pure oat extract leaving the skin feeling healthy

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2. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Aloe Fresh: contains pure aloe leaving the skin feeling fresh

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3. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Cocoa Radiant: contains pure cocoa butter  for glowing skin

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Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer is available at all major supermarkets starting at AED 24.

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Review : September Glambox 2015!

Hiya beauties!

Here are my thoughts on September 2015’s Glambox. There are some lovely products in it :

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1 & 2) L’OReal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner : Though these products have been around for a while, I had never tried it. So I was pretty delighted to find two of these full sized products in this box.

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The shampoo is really lovely. It suits my hair so well. It doesn’t dry it out at all unlike most other shampoos. This shampoo is meant for Normal hair with tendency to dry. It has a really lovely scent since it has 6 precious & rare flower oils incorporated in it. I love the way my hair feels after using this shampoo. This could very well be one of the best shampoos I have used recently. I am glad to have discovered it through Glambox. It’s transparent and has a light consistency. It lathers mildly. One negative though that I need to highlight is that it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate. What a bummer!. But unlike other shampoos with SLS, it doesn’t dry out my hair at all.

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The conditioner is quite lovely too and has the same scent as the shampoo. It’s consistency is more creamy than most conditioners by other brands. It’s golden colored with a sparkly look. It’s so pretty. I like this product a lot too. It leaves my hair looking healthy and really lovely. The smell lingers on the hair lightly for quite a while.

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3) L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand cream : L’Occitane is a brand I quite love. This hand cream contains 20% Organic Shea Butter. It has a thick consistency and is white in color. It has a light scent and I believe it can easily be used by those who only prefer fragrance free products due to skin sensitivity. It really takes away dryness, revealing soft, nourished skin.

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The sample came in a 10 ml tube. Also included in the box is a little leaflet that lists several of L’Occitane’s popular products and a coupon code for 15% discount while shopping on L’Occitane’s local website!.

4) Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E : This is not a new product for me but still I am glad I got a sample, because it’s one of the most moisturizing cocoa butters out there. It’s thick, smells deliciously of cocoa and is simply indulgent. It’s creamy yellow in color and gives amazing hydration to the skin. Goodbye dry skin!. I even have my own big bottle of this Palmer’s product, which has a pump on it.

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The sample in the box contains 50 ml. I can’t say am a fan of the bottle that it comes in. Once you reach mid way through, it’s hard to get the product out of it. My suggestion is to keep it upside down at all times so that it’s easier to use.

Two perfume samples

I can never get enough of perfume!. It’s one of my most favorite things in the world. There were 2 samples in this September’s box!

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● Mon Parfum by M. Micallef – This parfum has a very strong scent of Tangerine & Orange Blossom that gradually settles into a charming scent of Vanilla & Musk. The first hit is so strong, it almost feels like this is a men’s perfume. However, it isn’t. But I passed this onto my father and he is quite a fan of it. The scent lasts long even when you wear it in hot climate. The sample in this box came in a little spray bottle that contains 1.6ml.

● La Panthere by Cartier – Ahh what can I say about this scent!. It is without any doubt one of the most sensual scents I have ever come across. It is soft and delicate, yet can be quite a statement. Such a classy scent, I can’t get enough of it. I really wish it came in a bottle. However, it came as a scented card which has floral designs on it and an artistic cut out of a panther’s face. This card was inserted in a little envelope that also had a golden panther’s face artistically printed on it. So classy!.

One another thing included in the box, is a pretty transparent pouch with a golden border and zip. It’s courtesy M. Micallef Parfums. It’s so pretty, perfect to carry in your hand bag.

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Usually I note the prices of all products, for their full sized versions. However, this time around the card that displays all these information, was omitted from the box.

Overall, what a lovely Glambox. Of late, Glambox is upping the ante by partnering with awesome brands. I am already looking forward to the upcoming boxes. Why don’t you look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!. ♡

Stand a chance to win November’s Glambox or a random Glambox as part of my birthday giveaway!. Ends November 12th, 2015. Enter here ♡.

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

Review : August Glambox 2015!

Hey guys!

Pretty late, but here are my thoughts about August 2015’s Glambox :

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1) Oil Control Water Cushion by The Face Shop – Cushion is the next generation makeup!. This product is definitely so unique. This is not just any ordinary makeup, it is actually 80% makeup and 20% skincare!. As the name itself states, this is a foundation that ultimately serves the purpose of controlling oil. Being one with Normal / Dry skin, this isn’t a product for me. However, for the sake of this review, I tried it 🙂

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First things first, we just cannot skip the beautiful compact it comes in!. It’s a piece of beauty. There is a small button on the side, which when pressed releases a clasp and let’s you open the lid. There is a lovely mirror and you can see a thick yet soft sponge with The Face Shop written on it kept on a secondary lid. Once you lift that lid, you can see the MicroFoam cushion that holds the makeup. It has a lovely texture and is amazingly soft. When you press your finger or the sponge into it, it dispenses just the right amount of foundation and avoids any wastage.

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Even though the sponge looks dark, the product is pretty light colored (This might not show well in the pic I clicked). As far as I know, this comes in two shades and I got the lighter one in my box. It’s V201 Apricot Beige. It’s a pale shade.

Now on to my experience with it : It has a lovely, light and pleasant smell. It goes on easily on the skin. It’s texture is very light and feels fresh. It is definitely long lasting since it’s waterproof. I sweated through it and still it didn’t budge from my face. It has SPF 50+ which is great. Other than the fact that it’s an extremely light shade for me, it has a touch of blue tint and I felt it’s because of the SPF in it. It reminded me of the bluish tint I got from a sunscreen I used to use in the past. This product gives a smudge free, even coverage. You kind of need to work fast with it since once applied it doesn’t budge at all. Also, I felt it gives light to medium coverage. It gives a matte finish which is great for those with oily skin. This is definitely not a product for those with dry skin but since I tried it on, I gotta write about it and it is that this foundation settles into any dry spot you have on your face. It enhances that dry patch you just might be trying to cover up. So, my final verdict : A great product, probably a must have, for those with oily skin 🙂

This is the only full sized product in the box. It contains 15 gms and costs AED 120. Not just that, but the box also contains a refill that’s also 15gms!!. What a great value.. If this is your shade and you are oily skinned, you are good to go for a long time!. Refill is easy to use. You can simply pop the empty pan off from the compact and simply pop in the refill pack.

2) L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Cream – This is a product that I have tried before, when my brother bought it, but never owned one myself. So, I am glad I got this one in this box. This cream is one that can replace the usage of oil. It provides absolute nutrition for dry hair, which is perfect for me.

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This is a very versatile product. It can be used :

● before bathing – (just like an oil) and then you can use shampoo
● during bath – simply apply on shampooed hair and rinse.
● After bath – Apply on wet or dry hair for a smooth look.

I use the third method, on dry hair. It’s non oily texture is wonderful to work with. It instantly gives a beautiful, healthy shine to the hair. It has a creamy texture that is of medium consistency and is white in color.

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I am loving this product and this is definitely one item that I would purchase a full size of, once this deluxe sample gets over. The sample in the box contains 125 ml. It’s full size version (200 ml) costs AED 25.

3) Wild Turmeric Gentle Clarifying face wash by VLCC – It’s my first time trying this product. It claims to cleanse, protect and moisturize skin. It contains Wild Turmeric extracts, Arjuna Bark extracts and Pure Honey. It has the look and texture of honey actually. It’s of medium consistency. A little goes a long way and it thoroughly cleanses the face removing all impurities and revealing healthy, soft skin. It isn’t drying at all. I quite love it. I am not a fan of it’s scent though. It smells like soap and turmeric mixed together. However, it is a soap free cleanser.

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The sample in the box came in a little tube containing 15 ml. It’s full size version (150 ml) costs AED 23.

4) FlowerByKenzo L’Elixir perfume sample – This perfume by Kenzo smells light, pleasant and refreshing. The main notes that I get on first whiff are orange blossom and rose with a mild note of raspberry. I am in love with the miniature bottle it comes in!. It’s tall, dark red in color and has a golden flower on it. It’s a gorgeous smell and one I would like to own a full size of one day.

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The sample in the box has 4 ml and it’s full sized version (100 ml) costs AED 420.

Vouchers

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The box came with 2 vouchers and 2 leaflets. First leaflet contains information about The Face Shop’s Cushion makeup and the second one has information about iSpa.

AED 50 Gift card to iSpa – This card can be used towards any iSpa service on a minimum spend of AED 150. Visit their site to see their service menu. The iSpa girls can even come to your home and do home service, which is very convenient!.

Voucher to Cryo – A 20% discount off all CRYO treatments at CryoHealth, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Visit their site to know more.

You guys know a Glambox subscription costs AED 71 per month. Look at the value of everything in this box!. It exceeds the actual price of the box. Look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!. Overall, am impressed with August’s Glambox. It has the right mixture of makeup, haircare, skincare and a perfume sample too ♡

Stand a chance to win November’s Glambox or a random Glambox as part of my birthday giveaway!. Ends November 12th, 2015. Enter here.

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

Stand Out Eco Beauty Brand Herbline Essentials Re-Brands As Herbal Essentials!

Award winning UAE beauty brand Herbline Essentials celebrates their continued success with some exciting new changes, including a move to Germany for all future product production, the launch of  new products and a new name – Herbal Essentials.

  * A Brand On A Mission  

Invoking the highest standards of purity, Herbal Essentials continues on an exciting road of discovery, revelling in new European Union accreditations which see the brand reach the highest quality standards and certifications.  

■ Herbal Essentials is a certified member of PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” Programme –  products are not tested on animals

■ Herbal Essentials products are all certified by Dermatest GmbH, a leading German dermatologist research institute who have approved the products as “dermatologist tested/approved”

■ All Herbal Essentials Sun Care products have been independently tested at Helio-Science in Marseilles and meet EU guidelines on Broad Spectrum protection and SPF certification.  

* A Tale Of Ancient Beauty Wisdoms  

Accreditations aside, Herbal Essentials continue to convey the heart of their message  – ‘Natural beauty garnered through Ancient Beauty Wisdom’. In other words, the very essence of the brand is based upon a bedrock of Ayurvedic Philosophies where the body or any skin ailments are encouraged to heal itself using natural occurring ingredients.

In their new production base in Germany, established and new products continue to be lovingly crafted from natural ingredients that adhere to the principles of Ayurveda.  

A key aspect of the brand is the use of pure Himalayan spring water, untouched and unprocessed by man, which take 20 years to pass through natural layers of rock, sand and clay. Shipped to Germany directly from the Himalayan Mountains. This revitalising water, enriched in calcium, magnesium and potassium lends itself to helping create natural products for the skin and hair – age old wisdom with pure Himalyan Spring Water blended to the highest standards in Germany  

* A Bounty Of Beauty Products  

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Since the re-branding, customers have continued to enjoy established products while benefitting from a bounty of brand new Herbal Essentials beauty products such as:  

■ Premium Under Eye Gel with Hyaluronic Acid – Lovingly formulated with moisture-enhancing Hyaluronic Acid and enriched with  Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. AED 325

■ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 50 for enhanced UVA and UVB protection. AED 145

■ Honey & Walnut Face Scrub – with natural walnut shell extracts to effectively exfoliate and leave skin feeling clean and refreshed. AED 129  

To find out more about Herbal Essentials’ all-natural approach to beauty and their products, visit www.herbal-essentials.info

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Birthday Giveaway #2 – Glambox (Open to UAE only)!

Hiya guys!

It’s my 28th birthday today!. I am doing three giveaways this time and this is the second of them. Glambox is a great concept that helps you sample several products each month. I have reviewed several Glamboxes in the past.

Glambox is sponsoring one box for one winner. YAY!. This could be November’s Glambox or a random box. Kindly read the below conditions before entering the giveaway.

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General rules/conditions

■ Must be a follower of mine
■ Must be over the age of 17
■ Must be willing to share a picture of yourselves with the prize once you receive it, so that I can share it here on my blog.
■ Must be willing to share your physical address and mobile number with me since those are required for delivery of physical prizes.
■ Giveaway ends on November 12th midnight.
■ Giveaway winners will be announced on my blog and Facebook page on November 14th.
■ Winners will also be emailed and given a set amount of time to reply back to me to claim the prize.
■ Prize will be couriered by Glambox directly to the winner.

Now that you know the rules, entering it is easy. It’s via a Rafflecopter form :). There are plenty of ways to earn entries. There is only one mandatory entry and that is to be a follower of mine. Rest are all optional entries, however doing them all means you have more winning chances!.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Goodluck my dear friends!. If you have never experienced Glambox, this is a great chance to do so. Thanks again to Glambox for sponsoring this prize!.

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Review : Banjara’s Natural Henna!

Hello beautiful!

I am currently doing henna on my hair once per week. Henna powder is easily available anywhere. I tried the Banjara’s brand because it’s a known brand and I felt it’s price is great. Henna nourishes the roots, darkens the hair and restores health to the hair. I am on a quest to bring beauty to my hair and this is helping me get there.

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This box contained one sealed pack containing 200 gms of loose henna powder. It’s not in individual, convenient packs. However, I have kept it in a tight container to keep it fresh and to avoid any clumping. It also contains a free pair of gloves since it’s a must have while applying henna. Otherwise it will stain your fingers.

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Banjara’s Henna is free of any added preservatives and 100% natural. It’s smell is amazing and it has a lovely color. You can also use this powder to apply henna designs on your hands as well, though I have been using it only on my hair.

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Henna powders can be used in several ways. In this above pic, I have mixed 1 tbsp of yogurt, some water & half a lemon to 3 tbsp of loose henna powder. Add everything except the water and then decide how much water you need to add to get it to the right consistency. I usually apply it on for an hour and then simply wash it off. Henna has anti fungal and anti dandruff properties. Adding lemon helps enhance it’s anti dandruff properties. However, I don’t add lemon every single time. It also has a bleaching effect. So, once a month is enough. Yogurt helps soften the hair. I add it every single time. Other things you could add are tea or even just water..

My hair is darker and feels healthier using henna. I am expecting my hair to be beautiful and absolutely healthy by doing this long term. I highly recommend you try Banjara’s henna powder.

Price : Rs. 80 (AED 4.54) for a 200 gms pack.

I bought this from Navaratna hypermarket, Moonnupeediga, Kerala. If henna isnt available easily for you, try buying online.

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Top Secrets to Younger Looking Skin All Year Round!

Younger glowing skin starts at home in your beauty cabinet and with your overall health. Having younger looking skin needs constant care and a change in your skin care routine from time to time. Time will not stop but we can delay its affect now better than before. Here are some of my top tips to help you maintain younger skin for longer:

Determine your skin type: Get checked by a skin expert and find out what is your skin type. Many people use products which are not meant for their skin type which causes adverse effects resulting in problematic skin that is not youthful.

Use Cleansers: Cleansers with exfoliants remove dead skin, daily debris, help with better penetration of active anti-aging ingredients and give a clear base. Physical exfoliants like micro-beads or chemical exfoliants like AHA found in products such as Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGENTM Facial Foam are good for the skin. However, exfoliants are not suitable for sensitive skin types. It is advisable to do an exfoliating cleanse at least once a week.

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Anti-Aging Concentrated Serums:  These are a must-have in your skin care routine. Try to include serums that can be applied at night after thoroughly cleansing your skin and removal of makeup. This helps for better absorption while sleeping, and you will get more contact with the concentrated ingredients. A major point of focus in skincare products is the area of the jaw line and neck. I recommend using products with active ingredients concentrating on that area such as Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager.

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Sun Protection: It is essential to apply sunscreen before stepping out of the house to protect the skin from any DNA damage or collagen break down. Look for sunscreens that have UVB, UVA, and infrared protection.

Antioxidants: Even with protection we are still exposed to damaging oxidants and environment particles just by being outdoors. To reverse some of that damage it is suggested to choose products with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green or White tea extracts.

Dermatologist Visit:  It is recommended to see your dermatologist every now and then to get a proper evaluation. Your skin issues can be identified and addressed properly with treatments customized to the specific needs of your skin. 

Diet: Diet trends are becoming popular these days however, diets that include antioxidants are highly recommended. For example, the Mediterranean diet is a diet based on using olive oil, whole grain, dark greens, legumes, nuts, fruits, natural herbs, and sea food as a major protein source.

Exercise: Just like your body functions better when you are pumping blood to all its parts so does your skin. Regular exercising will ensure properly flowing oxygen throughout the body for the skin to function properly and renew itself.

De-Stress: Stress causes quick aging. Work, family, and social commitments make us forget our own body needs. But is important to rest, get your beauty sleep, and find time to unwind and relax and totally switch off. Turning all technology off from time to time will help you focus on your own health needs.

Thanks to Dr. Lillian Khan, Dermatologist and Pond’s Arabia Brand Expert for these tips with my readers!

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