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Blast from the Past : Top 10 posts of 2014!

Hey guys!

It’s time to reflect back on this year!. Here are my top 10 posts of 2014. If you haven’t read them yet, do check it out :). Also, this time I have chosen to feature only my top 10 non-giveaway posts.

Without further ado, here they are in descending order!

10) How to: Purchase from iHerb! came in 10th place with 210 views!

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9) iHerb haul #3 – the ‘Cure all’ oil! came in 9th place with 224 views!

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8) Review: Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion and Peel system! (Amazon purchase #2) came in 8th place with 229 views!

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7) Review : Eye-o-sonic by Michael Todd’s True Organics! came in 7th place with 259 views!

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6) Review: April 2014 Glambox! came in 6th place with 311 views!

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5) iHerb haul #1 – Skincare oils! came in 5th place with 446 views!

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4) Review: Foreo Luna! came in 4th place with 512 views!

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3) Affordable jewelry from Cost 21! came in 3rd place with 732 views!

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2) Review: EYOVA Hair nutrient with Egg oil! came in 2nd place with 825 views!

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and finally,

1) Review : Ponds Age Miracle products! came in 1st place with 4073 views!

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My top three posts of all time!

All three were originally published in 2013

3) How to: Purchase from Amazon US store from UAE! came in 3rd place with 15056 views!

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2) My experience with hair rebonding… came in 2nd place with 31671 views!

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1) 2 eggs = 1 fabulous DIY hair mask + 1 face mask! came in 1st place with a whopping 58612 views!

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Top 5 commenters!

I love comments!. They show that you care for the efforts I put in to each of my posts. My top 5 are mentioned below. I thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥

1) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog

2) Praseena of Coral Crue

3) Irene of Drab 2 Fabz

4) Sarah of Blend N Smack

5) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally

Alright you guys.. This is a long post. I hope 2014 treated you well. Here is to an even better and prosperous 2015!!

Love,

Naz 🙂

August 2014 Link Loves!

Hey!

Yet another month has passed by!. I really hope you had an amazing month. I fulfilled one of my wishes this month and that was to visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world :). Then I spent some quality time with my parents when they came to visit me recently. We went shopping to Mega Mall in Sharjah.

Another really exciting thing is that my hair is now completely back to how it was look-wise before I rebonded my hair, five years ago!. The first time I rebonded my hair was in 2009 (Want a detailed post?. Click here). I rebonded a second time in 2010.

As years went by, the new hair seemed wavier than before and the bottom half of my hair was still straight. It’s not a really neat look. I have always sported long hair and I didn’t want to cut a big chunk off in one go. I kept letting my hair grow then trimming it and repeating this process. I would have an inch cut off every 2 or 3 months, thus getting rid of the straight [damaged] hair but at the same time, keeping my hair length the same throughout. This month, the last of the straight hair was trimmed off!. I am not saying my wavy hair is damage free now. Of course not. Hair strength and damage wise, I don’t think I can ever go back to my virgin hair but hey a girl gotta keep trying right?. So, I will keep looking after it by oiling regularly, applying deep condition masks and all that.

Alright, on to my August favorites:

1) Camila of Titi Crafty has created these gorgeous DIY Modge Podge Wooden Jewelry boxes and done a complete tutorial on it. They are so perfect and pretty. I love the pattern combinations on each box. Check them out!

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2) Sarah of Blend N Smack has done a post on how you can turn an eye shadow into a lipstick. She created some really different colors with it. Do check it out!

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3) Daania of Serendipity Happens is in Sri Lanka at the moment on vacation. She visited this picturesque place called Sembuwatha lake. I am in love with the photos!. I hope I go there one day <3. Check out more pictures from the post.

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4) Chrys of Oh Chrys! did a post highlighting the cons of being an inactive blogger. With the help of memes that she created, she drives home the message clearly!. If you are not into blogging frequently, you got to read this!

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Glorious mentions

1) Daania of Serendipity Happens has done the lip product addict tag after I tagged her :). She has mentioned my lip product addict tag in that post too.

dsc_03002) Michael Todds True Organics has permanently linked my Eye-o-sonic review on their website, specifically on the Eye-o-sonic product page!. I am so proud to see my name there. Click the link above or checkout this screenshot below:

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3) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews has mentioned my When Violet was Blue book review in her Book Blitz wrap up post. Thanks Renee!

violet4) Eyova recently sent out an email newsletter to a closed group mentioning my Eyova egg oil review. Since it was sent to a group of people and not published online, here is a screenshot for you guys!

Eyovaemail5) Renee of Mother Daughter Book Reviews has also mentioned my Dream Warriors book review in her Book Blitz wrap up post. Yay for the mention!

DreamWarriors-Cover563x9006) Irene of Drab 2 Fabz has started a mission!. She mentioned my blog in that post since I am also taking part in it along with my other blogger friend, Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s blog. Check out the post to find out what that mission is 😀

That’s it for this month. I hope you have a sensational September ahead of you ♥

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Naz ♥

My experience with hair rebonding…

Hi guys!

In my haircare related posts, I always mention my hair is dry and damaged. Here is a little bit of history on it…. a trip down memory lane..

It was 2009. I was working back then. My hair was a little bit wavy, unmanageable and unruly. So getting them de-tangled right in the morning was a tough job. Also my father always wanted my hair to look great and kept telling me “Ask your Filipina friends how their hair looks so great!”. So finally I decided to do rebonding. I looked around for a perfect salon and with suggestions from couple of my Filipina colleagues, I finally chose a Filipina salon. I chose them because they are experts in the hair rebonding industry. When you decide to do anything, you go to the very best yeah?.

So, depending on my hair length (which is long), I was charged AED1000 for rebonding. It was a six hour procedure. Chemicals (tons of them) were applied, heat was applied, I was told to sit straight once it was all done so that no waves/curls form in the hair. The heat was pretty unbearable by the way. I never use hot tools on my hair so I pretty much had awesome (but unruly) virgin hair back then. [Oh by the way, the last time I had my hair straightened in a salon with a hot tool along with a blow dry was on a special occasion 2 years ago!.]

Anyways finally it was done and I had perfect hair. If you ever see me, my hair is definitely not something you would notice for being pretty. Probably my eyes maybe :P. But definitely not my hair. So finally getting my hair to look great, I was on top of the world. I got compliments by the ton. My confidence level hit an all time high and went right through the roof. Obviously that’s what you too would feel when your hair looks like this right?.

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All was well, until my hair started falling like crazy. At first, I noticed it while bathing. Previously my hairfall wasn’t exactly noticeable. Everyone has hairfall. Infact, on a regular day, a normal person sheds a maximum on 50 strands of hair. So when a lot of hair started falling I couldn’t help but notice. I tried conditioners (from the brand Cream Silk – also what Filipina’s use), but it didn’t make any difference. On my comb, I didn’t find much hair because my hair was so smooth it didn’t get snagged onto the comb. But on the floor, there was a lot of hair. I wasn’t cleaning my rooms back then (my mom was), so I never noticed. My mom did keep saying that I gotta take care of my hair more.

So, one year went by and my hair had already started becoming a bit wavy. The volume of my hair nearly halved. But still, could you really believe how stupid I was when I decided that I wanted to get my hair rebonded again!!.

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Jeez. Looking back at those memories, I wish I could dissuade myself from doing it. But I did it again. This time it cost AED800. My hair looked great again. It was almost addicting. That smooth feel. But my hairfall continued.

Today, 4 years later, my hair is still under the category of ‘Damaged’. I do a lot of DIYs, deep conditioning at home etc to try and get back the health y hair. I don’t work now a days and so, I have the time to take care of it like never before. The new hair that grows, seems to be more wavier than my original hair, which is pretty sad. I trim my hair every 2 months so that the ultra straight hair at the bottom is slowly gotten rid of. But what I can say is that the volume that I had, might never come back. It’s sickening really!. Now when I braid my entire hair, I have one ‘tail like’ braid while before I could have 2 braids with double the current one’s volume.

My final verdict : Rebonding gives you short lived happiness. It’s not worth it at all in the long run. If you are thinking about getting your hair rebonded, I would dissuade you completely. Just don’t do it. It’s not worth your time and money. Just look after your hair. Treat it with respect and care. Try to avoid hot tools for everyday use. I hope this post helps atleast someone out there decide against getting their hair rebonded.

[Updated on Dec 3rd, 2016] – Since some of you asked me in the comments below and via email, which oil I use on my hair now, I am updating this post. I actually use several oils, not just one. Here they are :

Good hair oils

Coconut oil (random brand)
Argan oil (Acure)
Apricot oil (Now Foods)
Avocado oil (Now Foods)
Egg oil (Eyova)
Castor oil (random brand)

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Love always,

Naz :

Review : Dove Hair Fall Rescue Intensive Roots Treatment!

Hello friends!

I am so excited to review the Dove HFR Intensive Roots Treatment. I heard about this product pretty much a lot and thought. “Dove is a brand I absolutely love and I am all for hair care products. So well, why not?”..

What attracted me the most to it, is that it recognizes and tends to both kinds of hair falls: 1) Hair fall from the roots (when hair strands fall off directly from the roots) and 2) Hair breakage (when little hair strands break off from the middle). I suffer from both of it. It’s lesser than before (due to the vitamins I take/ hair care DIYs that I do) but it’s still there. The damage that I did to my hair by rebonding it twice, is gonna be there for a while!.

Here is the product packaging:

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It has seven root power shots in the box. Each of it is 7ml. I like that by separating it into 7 vials, we know exactly how much to use for each application.

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You are supposed to use it every other day for 2 weeks. So the first powershot for Day 1, second powershot for Day 3 and so on. Using it is very easy. The usage direction is listed on the box however, I will note them down here too:

1) Wash hair as usual and towel dry

2) Break open the nozzle cap of one powershot, with caution.

3) Make series of partings in your hair and apply the lotion evenly on clean scalp. Spread it well to the hair strands.

4) Use entire content of one vial at each application and leave it until next wash. Style as usual.

You might be wondering… 7 ml for one application. Isn’t that too less?. I had asked that question myself. But I was really surprised that 7 ml is more than enough. The long nozzle makes application easy. I applied them drop by drop in each hair parting. I then massaged it in and made sure my entire scalp as well as approx. 2 cms of each hair strands from the root, is saturated with it . After applying it to each hair parting, I still had some amount left in the vial. So I simply squeezed it out onto my palm, and massaged it into my scalp, ensuring I got complete coverage plus there is no wastage of the product.

The serum/lotion is a transparent liquid which is just slightly viscous. It’s not runny, like how a serum might be nor as thick as a lotion!. It’s just perfect enough to easily spread through your hair and get absorbed into your scalp. The serum/lotion is slightly cool, which I just loved!. Below is a shot of my hair immediately after application. It looks like you applied a gel. But within minutes, it gets absorbed and you are left with manageable and soft hair, which has a natural shine and which doesn’t look like you applied something to it.

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This targeted root action is meant to be a superior hairfall protection and for stronger hair. This product contains Trichazole with Ginseng & Soy Protein.

Trichazole strengthens our hair from the root, keeping it glued to it’s place.

Soy protein is a goldmine of nutrients which are essential for healthy hair, like B vitamins, potassium, iron, calcium, protein etc.

Ginseng is a herb long used in Chinese medicine. It helping the body adapt to stress, which is known to be a cause of hair loss.

These three powerhouses unite together in Dove HFR Intensive Roots Treatment to lock your hair in place and stimulate your scalp to build the optimum environment for hair growth.

The RESULT: I have indeed noticed a mighty reduction in my hair fall rate. In order to judge this product in the best way possible, in the 2 weeks that I did this treatment, I did not do any other oil treatments, hair care treatments or take my vitamins. So now I know that the reduction in hair fall is solely due to the usage of this product.

I highly recommend this to you. I am thinking of using a box every 4 months or so. I bought this from Lulu center, Mazyad Mall, Abu Dhabi. A box costs AED 33.45, which means each power shot vial is worth AED 4.77 which is really affordable. This is one drugstore product that I absolutely trust and love. Dove did a great job with this.

I just noticed by the way, that this is one of the products featured in Simone Heng’s curated Glambox. They have a competition going on right now where 20 lucky ones will get a chance to win a Simone Heng Glambox each. Click http://www.glambox.me/campaign/celebrity-box to read about it.

If you have ever tried this product, let me know what you felt, by commenting below. I love feedback 🙂

Love,

Naznin