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Unboxing : The Day Drinking box April – May 2017 Edition!

Hey guys,

This is the very first time that I am writing about the Day Drinking subscription box, here on my blog. It’s touted to be the best tea & coffee subscription box in the world!. For each box purchased, the Day Drinking box donates a meal to a kid in India. I love the charity part of it!. A new edition of Day Drinking box is launched every 2 months. In every box, over 60 servings of gourmet tea & coffees from exotic brands of the world, are featured. The April-May edition with 79 servings!. This box is an Indian one but they ship to over 70 countries. It’s priced at $34.90 (Approx AED 128.18 / Rs 2250).

Here is what I found on unboxing :

The white box that it comes in has ‘Day Drinking box’ written on it in a golden colored font. On opening, there is a printed sheet of light weight paper sealed with a little golden sticker. With that out of the way, I got a white card which says ‘Welcome to the Day drinking club’ and the hashtag #GetDrunk!. Lol.

Day Drinking box

Day Drinking box

There is an impressive array of teas in this box and some coffee too. It’s definitely a wonderful subscription for tea / coffee lovers, since they can get introduced to new tastes and expand their list of favorites. There are 3 brands of tea and 1 brand of coffee included in the latest edition of this box. They include :

Vahdham tea

● Vadham Tea
Spiced Oolong Tea – 1 x 5 servings
Assam Summer Black Tea – 1 x 5 servings
Darjeeling Organic Black Tea – 1 x 5 servings
Nepal Summer Green Tea – 1 x 5 servings

Garnet Glow Tea

● Garnet Glow Tea
Masala Grove Black Tea – 1 x 6 servings
Mint Tulsi Green Tea – 2 x 6 servings
Darjeeling Mist Black Tea – 1 x 6 servings

Octavius tea

● Octavius Tea
Lemon Green Tea – 2 x 8 servings
Cinnamon Black Tea – 2 x 8 servings

● Teddy Roosevelt Coffee
Arabica Bean Cinnamon Luxury Filter Coffee – 3 x 1 servings

Other than Teddy Roosevelt, all other brands are completely new to me. Another interesting thing about this box is that, it is made by the same people, who does the Violet Box (the latest edition of which, I had reviewed some days ago).

The Day Drinking box is now available on Amazon!. Click here to buy.

Overall, I am excited to try out this box and believe that you will love it too. Definitely give it a try and if you already have, let me know in the comments below, which out of these samples was your favorite 🙂

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Naz ♥

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

Are you tired of being fooled?

DON’T BE FOREVER FOOLED THIS APRIL: VICTORIA’S SECRET MEDIA INFLUENCER AND TV PERSONALITY AMY KITCHINGMAN REVEALS 4 OF THE BIGGEST WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS 

Amy Kitchingman

Have you been working out so hard for more than 6 months now but you have not seen any result so far? Have you been skipping that dessert since Christmas but you are still desperately looking at that sagging stomach? Have you been aiming and rushing to lose weight for the summer season but you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?.

Amy Kitchingman, official presenter for Physique TV’s On The Go, former Miss Great Britain and the new media influencer for the humongous brand Victoria’s Secret sports collection enumerates 4 of the most common weight loss myths that can deceive you, with or without April Fool’s Day!

MYTH #1: THE GREEN LIGHT IS ON FOR ALL GREEN TEA

FACT: Green tea is definitely one of nature’s best gifts to mankind as it fights toxins, improves mental alertness and helps aid weight loss, but this doesn’t mean that all green tea products that are on the market are good for you.  

I’ve seen green tea candy with 50 calories per candy, green tea chocolate with more than 100 calories, green tea chips with more than 200 calories per pack and the worst of them all – the green tea shake that has more than 500 calories per cup as much as a burger with fries! 

Green tea is amazing but only in its purest form. The next time you see ‘green tea’ products, Read the back of the label. If theres anything in there that you cant pronounce,(and this rule goes for pretty much everything) and  doesn’t sound like it comes straight from the green tea plant then put it down.

MYTH #2: DIET FOODS WILL MAKE YOU THIN 

FACT: Although diet food may contain less calories, you have to think about all the nasties ( E numbers and chemicals we cant even pronounce) that have to go inside them to make them taste like the original version. Personally, I keep away from diet food and prefer to eat plenty of the right food,organic foods, in their natural state. Not only is this going to help me maintain my diet long term instead of binging on diet foods, that really aren’t going to satisfy my bodies nutritional needs. But natural foods are going to help my hair, teeth and skin look great too, as well as my waistline.

MYTH #3: LESS FOOD, LESS MISTAKE

FACT: This is probably the worst myth that anyone can believe and sadly there are still many people who believes it. Starving or skipping meals is the greatest mistake that you can do to your body. Our body is like a machine and it needs regular fuel to be able to work. Instead of creating a habit that may lead to disorders such as anorexia, try to develop a healthy eating routine in small portions such as 3 light meals and 2 snacks a day composed of fruits and nuts.

If you’re combining your diet with a work out you also need to be able to fuel that workout affectively. So feed your body!.

MYTH #4: FITNESS IS A SPRINT, NOT A MARATHON

FACT: When people say they are starting a diet, I always ask their near term goals, which are usually to loose weight. And then the long term goals which are usually to keep the weight they have lost off. But to enable this to happen, you need to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. Not just a quick fix of the latest trending diet. These fads are never going to leave you with the long term results you want.Adapting to an overall healthy lifestyle will help you achieve what it is you want, and help you maintain it. I lost a substantial amount of weight over 4 months but those changes that I made back then to enable me to loose the weight in the first place I still practise now.Achieving your fitness goals is not a race, its about how you can make them benefit you the longest.

ABOUT AMY KITCHINGMAN

Amy Kitchingman

Amy Kitchingman is a Dubai-based TV and media personality who is well known for being the endearing TV host for Physique TV’s On The Go, a show that focuses on travelling and restaurant hopping while staying fit and healthy. She is also the former Miss Great Britain and placed 2nd runner up for Miss Tourism World. This experience gave Amy a platform to realize her interpersonal skills and share her bubbly energy with her audience. Equipped with a degree in Media and Performing Arts and later specializing in Journalism and Broadcasting at the London Academy of Media, Amy is considered by many as the princess of English TV in UAE and the darling of the press.

Born in Leeds and raised in London, Amy is the brand ambassador and media influencer for the following huge brands such as Victoria Secret Sports, Oakley Eyewear, Hautletic, Puma and Talise Fitness.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Other Skincare products I use!

Hey guys!

When doing detailed posts on my skincare routine, I had decided to split it into three parts :

  • Night time routine (with all skincare basics),
  • Day time routine and
  • Other skincare products post, where I show all products that I haven’t shown in the above two posts.

So, this is the third part of my Skincare routine posts. Since, I didn’t want to show way too many products in the previous two posts and thus confuse you, I decided to do this one separately. Most of them have been reviewed earlier. If you wish to read and know more about the products, you may click the links to have them open in a new window. Here are all those products plus mini reviews, under each of the following category :

Makeup removers

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1) Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle solution – I absolutely love this one. It is so gentle and yet does an amazing job of removing makeup and impurities from the skin. Price : AED 35 for 100 ml (travel size).

2) St. Ives Makeup Remover & Facial cleanser – This has been my favorite for years now. It’s really thick and a tube lasts for so long. It is parabens and phthalates free and is a gentle formula. It has chamomile in it which is so calming for the skin. Price : AED 16.50 for 170gms.

Cleansers/Face washes

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1) Herbline Essentials White Lily & Ginger Face Wash – This is one of my latest favorites. I love this natural skincare brand and it’s products. They are so worth every penny you spend on them!. Read my full review here. Price : AED 109 for 150ml.

2) Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser – Another brand that I really love and recommend. This is for Normal / dry skin and thus perfect for me. Read my full review here. Price : AED 36.50 for 200ml.

3) The Face Shop Green Tea Cleansing Foam – My least favorite one. I still reach for it sometimes since I hate wasting products. Read my full review herePrice : AED 41 (on sale) for 170 ml.

4) Neutrogena Visibly Clear Daily Wash – This was gifted to me by Sally. This product is actually for combination/oily skin. It’s green in color and has a lovely consistency. When I use it, my skin feels tight but I immediately moisturize after that. You must be wondering why do I use it then!. It’s the smell of it!. It has the most amazing citrus scent. It is uplifting and refreshing. Still, I use it only occasionally. Price : AED 44.75 for 200ml.

Scrub

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1) Everyuth Exfoliating Scrub – This is a very budget friendly scrub that I have been using quite regularly of late. Read my full review here. Price : Rs. 105 (AED 6.28) for 100 gms.

Serum

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1) Mad Hippie Exfoliating serum – This is my love since last October. A phenomenal serum that should be in everyone’s skincare collection, if they are into an anti aging routine. Read my full review herePrice : $27.99 (AED 102.81) for 30ml. I bought it online and had it shipped to me here in UAE, from US in 2 days.

Lip balms

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1) Vaseline Healthy White lip care : This one is a very handy lip balm which I bought from India. It’s basically Vaseline in a tube but it’s consistency is more better suited to easily pump out of the tube. It protects against UV & lip darkening. It guarantees 24 hour+ moisturization and I definitely recommend it. Price : Rs. 60 (AED 3.59) for 9 gms.

2) Neutrogen 6 hour Protection lip balm : This is so hydrating, I cannot recommend it enough!. It delivers almost immediate results. Dry and chapped lips are a thing of the past when I carry this around with me. I love it. Read my full review here. Price : 16.50 for 15 ml.

3) Himalaya Herbals Lip balm : This one contains Carrot seed oil and wheatgerm oil. It is intensely nourishing and I highly recommend it. I bought it from India. Price : Rs. 20 (AED 1.20) for 10 gms.

Moisturizers

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1) Human + Kind Anti Ageing cream – I have had this for a while now. It’s very hydrating and potent. When using this, I skip serum and eye cream that day since this one can be used in place of those. It’s multi purpose. I am about to finish this bottle. Read my full review here. Price : AED160 for 50 ml.

2) Herbline Essentials Nourishing cream – This is a miracle in jar. What a stunning product!. It helped me get through this really cold weather. It protected my skin against the drying, harsh winter. Definitely check this product out!. This tub lasted me about an year. It’s a recent empty product and so I decided to still show it. Read my full review here. Price : AED 141 for 50 gms.

3) Olay Age Perfect Anti- Ageing Cream – I love Olay like crazy. It’s an amazing brand. However, I hate this product. It’s consistency is nice and it gets absorbed into the skin fast. But it left my skin looking greasy and it has the weirdest smell ever. I bought this from India. It’s a Made in Thailand product. Usually, the Olay products sold here in UAe are made in Poland and they are top quality. But I noticed that the ones sold in India is either made n India or made in Thailand and imported there. Anyways, this cream didn’t do anything magical for me. Price : Rs. 125 (AED 7.45) for 18gms. Yes, it contains only 18 gms!. It’s a tiny tube.

4) Skin Drink from Lush – This is another brand that really helped my skin in the winter. It is so hydrating and becomes a shield against the cold winter nights. Totally recommend it!. Read my full review here. Price : AED 135 for 45 gms.

That’s all guys. I sure hope you got a good idea about some products out there that you might like to try. Take care of your skin and show it lots of love ♥

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Naz ♥

Izil Natural Argan Beauty unveils two nourishing natural masks!

** All-natural beauty range also opens three new outlets in Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, and Al Wahda Mall and Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi **

Newly launched Moroccan organic beauty brand, Izil Natural Argan Beauty infuses the world’s rarest natural Argan oil, with only the finest natural ingredients. The result being a range of Argan oil products that will nourish, protect and accentuate the natural beauty of your skin.

The Izil Natural Beauty range includes a variety of nourishing, high-quality face, body and multi-purpose beauty products, with each product containing potent, antioxidant rich ingredients, including plant, fruit and essential oils, expertly blended with the highest concentrations of Argan oil.

The Izil range also includes two fabulous and results driven face masks as follows:

The ‘Golden Glow’ 2 in 1 Face Scrub and Mask (AED 140) is made with honey, saffron and 100% pure Argan Oil, blended together to create a natural 2 in 1 face scrub and mask. The pure honey particles act as exfoliators for the skin, revitalising it and leaving behind a soft, supple and absolutely glowing complexion. While helping to clear spots and blemishes, this 2 in 1 Face Scrub and Mask intensely hydrates skin, improves skin elasticity and tone, tightens the skin, helps to minimise pores and gives the skin an overall brighter, more radiant and rosy complexion. It is perfect for all skin types.

Golden Glow Face Mask

The Green Tea Antioxidant Face Mask (AED 140) combines green tea, clarifying white clay and 100% pure Argan Oil to create a naturally astringent mask, which will tighten and firm the skin. The white clay absorbs impurities without removing natural oils, while also removing bacteria, toxins and dead skin cells that tend to clog the skin and which can result in enlarged pores. This mask thoroughly cleanses the skin while inhibiting the breakdown of skin-essential collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin firm and taut. The soothing green tea reduces inflammation and neutralises harmful free radicals, which are produced by overexposure to ultraviolet rays, radiation, cigarette smoke and air pollution. It’s the perfect solution for oily skin!

IZIL Green Tea Face Mask white

Both the Golden Glow and Green Tea Antioxidant Face Masks are designed to naturally exfoliate, cleanse, tone and nourish to reveal the natural beauty of your skin and will make a fabulous addition to your beauty regime.

Izil Natural Argan Beauty is available in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, at the following locations:

  • Dubai:  Dubai Festival City, Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Abu Dhabi: Al Wahda Mall, Dalma Mall

Visit www.izilbeauty.com or https://www.facebook.com/IZIL.NaturalArganBeauty to discover more.

About Izil Natural Argan Beauty:

Izil Natural Argan Beauty was launched in the UAE in 2012.  It is a highly effective, natural cosmetic brand, which is made in Morocco. All products are made from organically certified, highest quality Argan Oil, together with other natural, pure and rare ingredients.  The Izil Natural Argan Beauty range consists of the Face Collection, Body Collection and traditional Hammam Collection. The Izil Natural Argan Beauty Range is available in outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. For more information, please visit www.izilbeauty.com,  https://www.facebook.com/IZIL.NaturalArganBeauty or @izilbeauty.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.