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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 ♥

Review: March 2014 Glambox!

Hello everyone!

I was so excited to know that the March Glambox was completely dedicated to Nivea, which is one of my favorite brands.

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Unwrapping the ribbon (which itself bears the Nivea logo), you will find these three things:

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  • A 4ml sample of Nivea’s latest product, Natural Fairness day cream with SPF 30, which promises 10X fairer skin in 10 days. It has Vitamin C derivative (which helps inhibit melanin production for fairer skin), Hydra IQ (which keeps skin intensely moisturized) and Licorice extract (which acts as an anti-oxidant that also helps inhibit melanin production for a glowing even skin tone). Price of  this cream (for full size – 50ml) is AED 36.
  • A voucher from Right Bite which entitles the holder to avail 15% discount on their full package – 20 days, plus an initial nutrition consultation!
  • A beauty tip card which Glambox includes with every box. It gives one important tip on one side (this card highlighted the importance of moisturizing) and on the other, lists the contents of the box and it’s prices.

Then inside the box, I was so delighted to find four FULL SIZED Nivea products!. Here they are:

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  • Nivea Creme : Who doesn’t love Nivea’s signature cream?. I am sure everyone associates this cream with their childhood!. I just loved the little tin with the hearts on it. This is a special edition produced for the occasion of Mother’s day. For that same reason, I gifted this to my mom along with her Mother’s day gift!. She adored it ♥. This product which contains 60ml is priced at AED4.60.
  • Nivea Waterlily & Oil shower gel : This smells so heavenly! It refreshes your senses with the light, feminine scent of water lily, while the silky fresh gel with pampering oil pearls turns into soft, caring foam – for the unique sensation of fresh, well-cared skin. The oil pearls are tiny yellow pearls suspended in the pink waterlily scented gel. It’s pretty to look at and amazing to feel. Love it!. This 250 ml product is priced at AED12.50.
  • Nivea In-shower body moisturizer : I am so glad that this is included in this box. I already have a backup of this product but now I don’t have to buy this one for a while!. Click here to read my full review, with photos and all. This is one genius product you have got to try!. Price of the 250ml bottle is AED 13.90.
  • Nivea Invisible for Black & White Clear Roll-On : This antiperspirant with 24 hours protection, truly doesn’t leave white marks on dark fabrics or yellow stains on white clothes. I took this with me when I traveled recently. It’s the perfect size!. It has a really elegant, refreshing smell that lingers on for a while. Price of the 50ml bottle is AED10.50.

TO SUBSCRIBE TO GLAMBOX, SO THAT YOU TOO CAN RECEIVE BOXES FILLED WITH GOODIES EVERY MONTH, CLICK HERE!!

Wanna win this?? : As part of her first blog anniversary, my dear friend, Sally of Giveaways Galore is giving away two March Glamboxes to her followers. Click here to take part!

What do you think of the March Glambox?. Leave me comments below. Also, click here to take part in my second blog anniversary giveaway. Ends on April 12th, 2014.

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Naz 🙂

Note: I was provided the March Glambox for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.

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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Naz 🙂