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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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Naz ♥

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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Naz ♥

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

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!.

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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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Naz ♥

Birthday Giveaways (UAE and International)!

Helloo 🙂

Yay!. It’s my birthday!!. I am super happy today because I get to offer you giveaways for my birthday ♥. I hope you enter all those giveaways that you are eligible for. Try your luck!

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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 (except for the ebook 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

For each of the giveaways below, there are plenty of ways to earn entries. There is only one mandatory entry in each of the giveaways and that is to be a follower of mine. Rest are all optional entries, however doing them all means you have more winning chances!. Entering by Rafflecopter is easy. Click on the terms and conditions on each form to know more, if you have any doubts. Also, certain entries on each forms are repeated, like asking you to repin a pin, commenting on this post and posting about this giveaway on your blog. You may provide the same link on every form for that.

There are a total of five giveaways and six winners!. Only the first giveaway mentioned below is open to international entrants. Rest all are UAE only!.

Ebook Giveaway (1 winner – open to UAE and International participants)

I have mentioned Theresa Dalayne plenty of times on my blog. She is one of my favorite authors. She just released her latest book, an adult contemporary romance novel titled The Edge of You, on September 25th, 2014.

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I am so happy to announce that she has agreed to giveaway on ebook copy of Edge of You to one winner!. Enter here –

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Once the winner responds to my winning email notification, I will email back the ebook prize to them.

Herbline Essentials Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

One of my all time favorite brands, Herbline Essentials has kindly sponsored a gift hamper worth AED 300 to one winner!. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Herbline Essentials to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

Vaseline and Clear Giveaway (2 winners – Open only to UAE entrants)

Unilever has kindly offered to sponsor a gift hamper each to two winners!. Each hamper contains four Vaseline body lotions, one Clear Intense Hydration shampoo and one Clear Intense Hydration conditioner.

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This is such a wonderful chance for two winners to own these classic favorites!. Enter here –

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The prizes will be shipped by myself to the winners.

Glambox Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

I love Glambox and am so glad they are sponsoring a box for a winner!. The box won’t be of a particular month’s, instead it will contain beauty products chosen by the Glambox team, exclusively for this giveaway ♥. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Glambox to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

Montagne Jeunesse Giveaway (1 winner – Open only to UAE entrants)

Montagne Jeunesse has kindly offered a gift hamper containing upto 13 face masks, to one winner. These masks will be custom selected to suit the skin type of the winner!. Enter here –

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The prize will be shipped by Montagne Jeunesse to the winner, once I pass on your delivery details to them.

I am incredibly thankful to all these brands who kindly agreed to sponsor prizes for my birthday. Yay!. I do hope you enter and share all the giveaways, dear readers. Leave me your thoughts below 🙂

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Naz ♥

July 2014 Link Loves!

Hey guys!

Whoa… Another month gone by. Time flies of late.Don’t you agree with me?. I cannot believe Ramadan and Eid is over already!. I hope you all enjoyed with your family for Eid.

On to my favorite posts of this month!

1) Teri of Mom to Bed by 8 did a post titled Five Ingredients For a Beauty Salad, which I found to be very informative. I don’t use a lot of those mentioned and I am now considering doing so. Check out the post to find out what those 5 ingredients are!

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2) Michelle of Swanky Point of View wrote a cool post which lists alternative uses for salt so that you can save money. Some are really cool tips!

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3) Sarah of Blend N Smack did a wonderful comparison post between the real and fake The Balm Nude’tude palette. She has done a freaking awesome job at the comparison. I look forward to more such posts from this lovely blogger!

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4) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog and Irene of Drab 2 Fabz, who are two of my close blogger friends, are doing a collaboration giveaway and are giving away an Aldo Smoldt satchel and a UD Naked 2 palette!. It’s open to UAE residents only. This is such a generous giveaway, so I urge you to check it out now and enter. Last date is 20th Aug 2014. You have to enter on both the blogs, so the links are below:

Abidha’s post – Click here

Irene’s post – Click here

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1) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog mentioned my iHerb haul post in her Half year favorites of 2014 post. Thanks Abi 🙂

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That’s it for this month!. By the way, from the mid of this month, I started posting daily. Probably this will be kept up until Spetember and then I will go back to my regular ‘every other day’ posting schedule. I hope to review more products, more books and post more interesting new arrivals in the beauty industry. Stay tuned 🙂

I hope you have an awesome August ahead of you!

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Naz ♥

Second Blog Anniversary plus giveaway!!

Hello all!

I am so excited today!. I have just completed two years of blogging :).. Oh my!. That’s huge. Thank you to all who stayed by me through these years, mainly to those who actively comment on my posts and let me know their feedback!. I appreciate you so much and welcome to new followers ♡.

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I have reached over 200 email followers and garnered 105000+ views till now. It’s so awesome!. This is definitely celebration time :). There are two UAE-only giveaways (one here and one on my Facebook page) and one international giveaway this time, with the total number of winners being not one.. not two.. but six!!

For the UAE-only giveaways, I am collaborating with Ponds Arabia and they have kindly offered five sets of their skin care range called Ponds Clear Balance!. Each set contains four facial cleansing solutions namely : Pond’s Clear Balance Oil Control, Pond’s Clear Balance Clear Solutions, Pond’s Clear Balance No Blackheads and Pond’s Clear Balance Smooth Pores.  Lucky you guys!. Please noteFour sets are being given away here and one set is being given away exclusively on my Facebook page.

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Conditions to take part in this giveaway

1) Must be a follower of my blog

2) Must be a resident of UAE. If you are staying abroad but you have family living in UAE, you can enter this giveaway!

3) Once the winners are announced (in a separate post and on my Facebook page on April 14th), contact me by email and we will take it further from there. Your physical address and mobile number will be passed on to the Ponds team, so they can courier you the prize via DHL. Do stay tuned for the winners announcement post on April 14th, because if you fail to contact me within a given number of days, another winner will be chosen (and I hate doing that)..

4) Must have parents permission if below 17 yrs of age.

5) I would appreciate if the winner sends me a photo of themselves with the prize, once they receive it,  so that I can share it here, on my blog.

Enter this giveaway by clicking on the Rafflecopter link below. Some of the options can be repeated daily. This gives you more chances to win!. Once you enter, head over to my Facebook page to get one more chance to win this amazing set!

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Now, onto the international giveaway. Click here to see what one winner can get their hands on :). Even if you are in UAE, you can enter it.

Thanks a lot to Ponds Arabia team for collaborating with me for this giveaway and to my lovely followers who encourage me to keep blogging. You all are awesome ♥

Love,

Naz 🙂

February Link Loves!

Hello you guys!

How have you been?. How was your ‘Love bhari pharvari’ (February filled with love in Hindi language)?. For me, it went good. I spent Valentine’s with my husband and family. This is the cake we got for my family 🙂

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Lets get to my February favorites!

1) Christine of Oh Chrys, did a post on 5 Signs He’s a Bad Book Boyfriend!. Some people like bad literary men. As for me, I am loyal to just one book boyfriend :).. He is really good with just a bit of darkness in him. Yes, I am talking about Arwan from The Stone Legacy series by Theresa McClinton. He is a great book boyfriend I would say 🙂

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2) Irene of Drab to Fab, who is a good blogger friend of mine is doing a giveaway, featuring Glambox. You should check it out and enter it, if you are in UAE :). Good luck!

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3) Grace of That Grace Girl did a post on how to make Chorizo and avocado toast with poached egg and it looks yum. Of course if I make it, I will be using chicken and I think it will taste great. It is so healthy too!

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4) Sally of The Giveaways Galore, reviewed the services of Uber taxi service and also shared a code that can end up giving you free rides, which sounds great especially when the rides are in Lexus cars. Talk about arriving in style!. Do check it out.

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Glorious mentions!

Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog mentioned my product-researching post in her January Favorites post and my review of Ponds Age Miracle products in her February Favorites post. Thanks so much, Abi!. I really appreciate it 🙂

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That’s it for now you guys!. I am super excited for March because it’s my second blog anniversary and you will be so excited to see the giveaway that has been planned for then!. Stay tuned and have an amazing March <3

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Love,

Naz 🙂

New Year Giveaway 1- UAE only! (Closed)

Hi all!

I am so excited today because first of all, I love doing giveaways and second, this is my 100th post!!. How amazing is that!. I didn’t do a birthday giveaway this year so I decided to do the New Year giveaway early. Starting today, it will run for a month. So the end date is Jan 1st, 2014.

Last year, I did a makeup giveaway which was pretty awesome :). This time, it’s more fashion based. The winner will receive :

  • A spiked golden colored bracelet, which is so trendy right now and
  • A chain/earrings set with green/red stones/clear on it. which I got back for you guys from my recent vacation in India  🙂

Hope you like the prizes!

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Without further ado, rules to fulfill if you wish to enter:

1) Must be a follower of my blog.

2) Must live in UAE.

3) Must be above the age of 17.

4) Must be willing to provide me with your physical address so that I can courier the prize out, if you are chosen a winner.

5) Must send me a photo of yourself with the prize, once you receive it, so that I can share it here on this blog.

6) Duplicate entries from the same IP address, using different emails, are not allowed. No cheating. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED.

If you fulfill all of the above rules, go ahead and enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter form below (Click it. It opens in a separate window). You can log into the form by using Facebook or your name and email:

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NOTE: There is only ONE mandatory entry to enter this giveaway. You must be a follower of my blog because my giveaways are a ‘Thank You’ to you guys!. Every other entry is optional. However, the more entries you fulfill the higher your chances are of winning!. You can get a total of 30 entries plus more if you do the daily entries. You have a month’s time so you don’t have to fill up the whole form in one go. Come back again and fill up when you are free 🙂

My friend Sally Gray is helping me out to promote this giveaway. As a thank you to her, I will be asking you to follow her blog and her Facebook page, Giveaways Galore. You will find the links in the Rafflecopter form. She hosts upto 15 giveaways on her blog per month!. She is a sweetie and you will love getting to know her.

The giveaway will end on Jan 1st. Winner will be randomly picked. By Jan 3rd, I will put up a separate post announcing the winner. Once you see your name announced, you will have to contact me by email. I wont be contacting the winner simply because you will be receiving my announcement post right in your inbox, yeah (coz you follow me by email!)? 🙂

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I take giveaways very seriously and check through every entry. Infact, that is why I switched to Rafflecopter so that it’s easier for you to enter and easier for me to track all entries. So if I find that you claimed to have done an entry that you really didn’t, you are automatically disqualified from the giveaway. If you are here only for the giveaway and are thinking of unfollowing me once the giveaway is over, please don’t bother!. You are wasting your time.

Sorry for the little rant there :P. But I have found several people cheating on my previous giveaways and it’s just not fair to the people who are honestly entering.

Goodluck all!

Love,

Naz 🙂

First blogversary giveaway winner!

Hello y’all!

What’s up guys?. Here is the result of my first blogversary giveaway. First of all, I wish to thank everyone who congratulated me and also who participated in the giveaway.

In addition to sharing on Twitter/Facebook, if any one of the entrants congratulated any of my past two giveaway winners, they got an extra entry into this giveaway. It’s called the being positive extra entry 😀

IMPORTANT : Anyone who entered multiple times using different accounts were disqualified. My giveaways are fair and square. I like to keep it that way…

The winner was chosen randomly using the Fruit Machine. Here is the screen shot of all valid entries:

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The winner!

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Congratulations Cathy!. Please email me at nazninazeez@gmail.com, within a week, using the same email that you are following me with, with your physical address, so that I can courier out your package 🙂

Quick note to my past/future winners : Winning once doesnt mean you don’t have chance any more of winning again. So keep taking part in all future giveaways. All giveaways, unless otherwise mentioned, are random and if you are lucky enough, you might win again here on my blog.

Please congratulate the winner!

Love,

Naz 🙂

How to: Purchase from Amazon US store from UAE!

Hi all!
I made a purchase from Amazon two months ago. The following are several questions that arose in my mind before placing the order. Hope the answers help at least some one out there 🙂

1) What is the mode of shipment?

A : Usually anything from US, is sent by post (it’s way cheaper than courier service). I have previously received gifts from friends. So my first doubt was whether I should provide my postal address which is in Abu Dhabi or my physical address which is in Sharjah. Amazon has a live chat option on their site which I simply love. One of their agents told me that unless and until they actually assign a delivery service to it, they themselves don’t know how it would be send.

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Finally, I went with my gut feeling and provided my postal address. Later on I received an email informing me that the service assigned to ship my package is Aramex!. Everyone out there knows that Aramex does not deliver to a post box. Usually if a wrong address is given, the package is send back to its origin. I felt real low.

I contacted Amazon again and asked if I could change my address to physical. They had split my order into two separate packages. This is done as per availability of certain items and shipped to you separately at no extra cost. They informed me that the first shipment was already out and they couldn’t do anything to change the address. However, I could change the address of my second shipment. So I went ahead and changed that address to the physical one. Then I liaised with the local Aramex office and they informed me that once the package is in UAE, they will contact me and check for my physical address. That relieved me a lot!

I had opted for the 8 – 16 days shipment option (The other option is 2 – 7 days) but received my first shipment (with one item) in just 6 days!. That was super fast. Everything was neatly and carefully packed.

My second shipment (with 3 items) arrived in 13 days. Even that was delivered right to my doorstep by Aramex. I can now safely say that Amazon would be generally using Aramex to ship to UAE. So go ahead and provide your physical address as your default shipping address.

2) How do I know which items are shipped international and which locally in US?

A : While browsing for products, make sure the International Shipping option is selected in the search bar, like below:

SearchbarAnother option is to search anyway, but check the box AmazonGlobal Eligible on the left side of the screen.

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Or just click here to go to their page with International Shipping already selected.

3) International Shipping is selected in the search bar but still when I click on a product it says like below. Why is that?.

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A : That particular item might be shipped from US to other international places like say Europe, but unfortunately not to UAE.

4) I didn’t get a message like the one mentioned in question 3 but another message as below is shown in the ‘Product details’ for the product that I selected. Is UAE among the ‘select countries’?

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A : The best way to know is ‘Add it’ to your shopping cart anyway and continue. Finally a page comes where you have the option to ‘Continue shopping’ or ‘Place the Order’. If that button can be selected, it means that product is eligible for shipping to your country. If the button is visible but cannot be selected, unfortunately that product is not eligible to be shipped to your address. Also a message as below will be displayed:

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5) How can I make the payment?

A : Amazon provides a number of payment options. You can pay with a Visa/Mastercard credit/debit cards, Amazon gift cards, American Express etc.

6) Are liquid items permissible to be purchased and shipped into UAE?

A : I haven’t purchased any liquid items yet. I have my eyes on one particular such product. If I successfully buy that, I will come back and update this answer.

7) A product that I wish to buy is being offered by several sellers. From whom should I buy?

A : This one is quite a personal choice. Some sellers on Amazon does ship international. But I personally prefer buying something from Amazon directly. It’s kinda like a trust issue :P. I look out for a message like below, while shopping:

Amazon only

Those are the seven main questions that arose in my mind. Have you ever purchased from Amazon?. What did you buy?

To see what I bought on Amazon, click here 🙂

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