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Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Hey guys!

I’ve been gone for a while.. My last post was on Nov 3rd. That’s coz I faced a life threatening condition called Eclampsia on Nov 4th. I was 7.5 months pregnant and all of a sudden my BP shot through the roof. I had eclamptic convulsions and was rushed to hospital in an unconscious state. Emergency cesarean followed and I gave birth to a boy :). Am still recuperating in hospital but there is not much to worry now. My BP is back to normal. Baby is underweight though but slowly gaining weight. I would totally appreciate it if you all would include me and my baby in your prayers..

On to my birthday giveaway winners, that I was supposed to announce on Nov 14th.. All winners are randomly chosen as always.

Eyova Gift Hamper winner

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Congratulations to Bazigha Sameen from Hyderabad!. You have won a generous hair oil gift hamper from Eyova. Enjoy your prize :). After reading my review of Eyova, I have been receiving plenty of enquiries about where to buy it and such. Bazigha now gets to have 3 bottles of Eyova egg hair oil!. Yay 🙂

Glambox winner

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Congratulations to Adiba Khan from Dubai!. You have won either Glambox’s December box or a random Glambox. Enjoy the goodies in your box 🙂

WhipEye ebook winner

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Congratulations to Mary Preston from Australia!. You have won an ebook copy of WhipEye by Geoffrey Saign, which has won the 2015 International Book Award & also the 2015 Outstanding Children’s Fiction Award in the IAN (Independent Author’s Network) Book of the Year Awards!. You have a choice of 2 formats – mobi or epub. Enjoy this lovely book 🙂

I would love to specially thank the three sponsors of these prizes. All three were exceptionally understanding when I informed them of my current situation and were totally ok with the delay in announcing the winners. I have already contacted all three winners :).

I probably will post again only in 2016. Need some time to get back to normality. Hope you all will continue supporting me. Happy holidays ♥

Cheers!

Love,
Naz 🙂

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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Naz ♥

The Split Ends Solution: Rahua’s Finishing Treatment Cream!

Most women are on a lifelong quest to tame and hydrate thin, coarse, dry, or frizzy hair strands. Amazon Beauty Rahua Finishing Treatment has the power to return hair to its most healthy and beautiful state from the first use and deliver hair repair and beautiful shine in one step! This single golden jar of Rahua Finishing Treatment will nourish the hair like a beautiful face cream without any weight, shine, or grease! Just a dab of this unique formula will repair, protect and revitalize even the most damaged hair helping your hair grow longer and stronger.

Rahua Finishing Treatment (AED 285)

We have all tried everything from expensive salon treatments to DIY hair masks in the quest for beautiful hair, but Rahua’s Finishing Treatment is different. It’s not a leave-in conditioner or a shiny, silicone-based product. It’s never going to leave you with faux-glossy hair, but it’s also not matte and tacky. The formula’s key ingredient—Ungurahua—rebuilds damaged hair from the follicle, quinoa promotes moisture retention, and antioxidants preserve and repair, all while looking like ‘nothing’ in your hair. It’s ideal for use on both long and short hair to manage split ends, winter dryness, and summer humidity.

The Rahua Finishing Treatment prevents hair from splitting during styling, blow-drying, hot ironing and combing. Silicone-free, Rahua Finishing Treatment strengthens and provides a glossy, weightless finish. Perfect for those who love cream-based formulas for instant dry hair repair. Rich with organic and 100% natural ingredients. Super-fine Rahua oil molecules deeply penetrate the hair’s cortex to rebuild even the most damaged tresses – strengthens strands and leaves hair smooth, shiny and frizz-free. 

The Rahua Finishing Treatment retails for AED 285 and the retail range is on sale in Harvey Nichols and Plethora Hair Lab, with the professional treatments available at Plethora Hair Lab and Rahua’s UAE flag ship salon Posh by Feryal at The Burj al Arab.  Visit www.rahua.com to discover more.  

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Naz ♥

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.

Review : Jojoba & Clove organic oil treatment by Old Wives Tail!

Hello beautiful,

In this world that we live in, with various products loaded with chemicals and sold purely to make profit, Old Wives Tail emerges as a breath of fresh air.

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OWT is a small hair care company, based in the UK, selling handmade, organic hair care products with absolutely no additives or chemicals!. Their main lifetime goal is to eradicate animal testing in the beauty industry and 10% of their profits go to charities that save animals from being tested upon!

The first time itself that I heard of OWT and their ethical approach to creating organic, cruelty products, it really appealed to me!. They make oil treatments and mask treatments for hair and also sell hair accessories and cosmetic brushes (with bamboo handles). I am delighted to review one of their hair oil treatments today.

It’s the Jojoba and Clove organic oil treatment. Each of their oil treatments target different hair problems. I chose the Jojoba & Clove one because it is made for dull, thinning, brittle and broken hair. After my rebonding experience, my sole goal has been to take as much care of my damaged hair as possible. This treatment seemed just perfect!. It came wrapped in a very pretty printed napkin, which is so lovely!. I could see that extreme care has been taken to package the product, so that there is no damage caused during transit.

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Once the napkin was removed, there was a plastic wrap inside with a little sheet which listed the benefits and usage directions of the product.

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The product is solid/creamy in consistency, yellow in color and filled to the brim of the container.

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Truth be told, seeing the container, I felt it’s way too small. Looking at the picture on their site, I had expected it to be much bigger. Ofcourse, it’s mentioned there that it’s 100ml but still, that info hadn’t registered with me. Seeing the container in real, placed in my hand, I wondered how little 100ml actually is. I thought to myself that this surely isn’t going to last me a long while.

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I have long hair that reaches around my elbow level. You can imagine my surprise when I had to use only 1/2 a tbsp (shown below) for my entire hair!!. It’s solid at room temperature. So, I took a little bit in between both my hands and rubbed them together. Your body temperature makes it melt into a luxurious oil. Then I spread it on my hair, massaging it on the roots first and then onto my entire hair. My husband quite loved this treatment too. For him, I used a little less than 1/2 a tsp.

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Here is some info about the product from their site – The pure organic jojoba oil penetrates every hair follicle to add strength, volume and texture to weak, lifeless hair. This treatment has both anti-bacterial and stimulating properties which when massaged onto the scalp will naturally sooth, balance and stimulate your roots to encourage healthy hair growth.

Directions for use: Use on damp hair and massage into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for one hour. Rinse with fresh water and shampoo. Repeat this process until your hair feels clean and product free. After shampooing you can use conditioner on the ends of your hair only. Rinse out thoroughly and style as normal. If your locks are really damaged, then use twice a week leaving the oil on overnight wrapped in a warm towel. Store in a cool, dry, dark place – A cupboard in a ventilated bathroom is fine to store your hair treatment.

As directed, I applied it on damp hair. Once it was washed off, my hair looked shiny and felt healthy. Also, the color of my black hair seemed to look more intense after the treatment! It’s main smell is that of cloves. It’s a beautiful and strong smell that lingers on your hair even after you wash it off with shampoo. I could smell that pleasant smell even the next day!. I use it only once per week.

Here are the all-natural ingredients in this amazing product : Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Karite Butter Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

It is made with certified organic ingredients only. It’s paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free, vegan & vegetarian with no animal testing. I loved this treatment and I really recommend you try it!. OWT offers free worldwide delivery on any order, which is a huge plus!. I got my package by post via Royal Mail.

Price: $22.76 (AED83.60) for a 100ml container

Giveaway!

OWT is holding a giveaway on their site, whereby when you follow their rules and participate in it, you stand a chance to win TWO hair oils of your choice!. It’s an excellent opportunity to win and try some awesome, organic hair products!. Go ahead and participate in this worldwide giveaway!. It ends on November 1st, 2014 and winner will be contacted by OWT via email.

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Naz ♥

Note: I was provided this product for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.