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Five Simple Beauty Tricks While On The Go!

Keeping up with our beauty routine is much easier when we are in the comforts of our home. However, when we ladies are on-the-go, especially when traveling, keeping up with all of these may not be the first thing that comes to our mind. We may not have the time to deal with all the demands of our beauty regimen.

Yet, your beauty routine doesn’t have to suffer even when in transit. Even when we are at our busiest, it is still possible to look our best. Check out these 5 simple beauty tricks while on the go.

1. Always keep hydrated.

This may be the least thing related to your beauty regimen, but for you to have great skin, you must always include hydration in your skin care routine. This is extremely important, especially when traveling by plane. Traveling at high altitudes can cause flaky skin as the air can be very dry. Drink plenty of water every now and then. In addition to that, apply your favorite moisturizer to your face and body for added skin hydration.


2. Treat your hair before traveling.

Being in transit for long periods of time doesn’t do our hair any good. As harsh as it is to our skin, being on the go can also affect our hair. That is why treating your hair while you are still at home by applying hair masks can make a difference. Doing this will suffice, so while on the go, you may simply spray dry shampoo. You’ll definitely look like these top models we see on tvs. Bringing handy hair masks and hair essential oils on your trip will also do.

3. Skip foundation.

Applying foundation is time-consuming. And when you are in transit, it may feel like such a hassle to apply it. So when you are on-the-go, it may no longer be necessary. Instead, use tinted moisturizers as they are lighter than the foundation, but with added benefits. It will keep your face hydrated, and at the same time, it can also cover up dark spots and blemishes. The best thing about this is that it will only take seconds to apply. Even while you are inside any type of vehicle, you can just squeeze a little in the palm of your hand, apply it lightly on your face, and you are good to go.

4. Use multi-purpose beauty products.

This product is heaven-sent to those who are perpetually late. Instead of bringing a lot of products in your bag, you can just use one for several purposes. One example is coconut oil which you can use as a lip balm, face and hair moisturizer, and even as makeup remover! Another example would be tints that can be used not only for your lips but also as a blush.

5. Always bring blotting paper.

Bless the soul of the person who invented this amazing product. When on-the-go, our skin can get very oily, especially in the forehead and nose area. Fret not; instead of redoing your entire beauty routine, you can simply put on that oil blotting paper to get the unwanted shine off of your face.

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Review : October 2015 Glambox!

Hey guys!

Though late, here are my thoughts on October’s Glambox 🙂

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1) Vita Coco coconut water – I was quite surprised seeing this in the box. This coconut water, packed in a tetra pack is so sweet and refreshing!. It’s just like sticking a straw in a coconut. This is perfect for hydrating yourself while on-the-go. According to this brand, this product is straight from the tree and never from concentrate. Their process is – “Pick, Crack and Pack!. This is a product of Philippines and each bottle contains 330 ml. There are 4 variants – Original version (which I received), Lemonade, Pineapple and Peach & Mango versions. The latter three are created by combining coconut water + the respective all natural fruit purees. I can’t wait to try out the other variants. You guys do check it out too.

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2) Labello – The next lovely product is a Labello and it’s the latest one!. It’s fruity shine watermelon ♡. Labello is one of my favorite lip balms. They are always so moisturizing. This variant has a gorgeous everyday kind of color, delicious watermelon aroma and gives a soft glossy look. It’s such a perfect color. It just gives a wash of color thus making your lips look healthy and rosy. Love it!

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The tube is designed in a new way. There is a slant at the top and overall, it’s body is thicker while it’s base is the regular size. Also, it has pretty pictures of watermelon & stars on it to indicate ‘Fruity shine watermelon’.

3) VLCC Face mask – I have loved VLCC’s products so far. So I was excited to find one in this box. This mask contains Liquorice & Fenugreek and is a natural fairness mask. Liquorice is known for it’s powerful skin whitening properties and fenugreek soothes and relaxes the skin. It’s light yellow colored. It does give a fresh look once applied for 10-15 minutes and then washed away. However, I cannot stand it’s smell. It’s really strong and it gave me a major headache. It could be the scent of liquorice but I am not sure. I will definitely not buy a full sized version of this ever!. The little tube contained 15 ml.

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4) Nivea Powder Touch Anti perspirant – This is a product I have tried before. It dries quickly and has a pleasant scent that stays for a good while. The little can contains 35 ml.

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5) Derma e Antioxidant Natural sunscreen – This came in a little sachet with just 3.5gms. It contains Zinc Oxide and has a broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage. I quite like it. It contains SPF 30 and has the consistency of a lotion. It’s easy to apply and imparts a light whitish blue tint to the face which is characteristic of any sunscreen that contains Zinc Oxide.

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6) Yardley perfume samples – I never knew Yardley perfumes were out there in the market. I love their powders & deo sprays. Anyways there are 2 samples – one of English Rose and the other of Jasmine. English Rose is such a stunning scent!. I will make sure I get a full sized version of this. I am not a fan of their Jasmine scented products. So, I passed it onto my mom. Each sample contained 2.5 ml.

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As you can see, Glambox has helped me decide what to get next and what not to. Why don’t you look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!. ♡

Coupons & More

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● 35% discount code to www.glossymakeup.com
● Voucher offering 35% off any service offered at Senso Spa.
● Voucher offering 25% discount at GlamGals outlets
● 15% discount code to www.lens.me
● A leaflet about Vita Coco, designed just like the tetra pack, giving all details about this product

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

How to stay hydrated this summer!

Water is crucial for human life. It accounts for around 70% of body weight, depending upon age. Loosing just 2% of this water leads to dehydration. Dehydration is the loss of water and salts essential for normal body function. Even a fluid loss of 1-2% can have adverse affect on physical and mental performance. It is essential we consume enough water every day to stay healthy and fit.

Dehydration is a common problem during the summer and it is essential to stay cool during this period. It is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to making you feel tired. Some of the symptoms of dehydration include thirst, lethargy, headaches, dizziness, and confusion. With the help of Christina Doublichevitche, Regional Nutrition and Health Manager at Unilever North Africa Middle East, let’s find out why it is important to stay hydrated and how to do the same:

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Why is Hydration important?

  • Water plays an important role in our body. It is a medium for all chemical reactions in the body and helps in regulating body temperature.
  • Maintaining hydration provides vitality and flexibility of joints.
  • It also helps maintain the elasticity of the skin, and the sparkle in the eyes

How to avoid Dehydration?

  • Drinking Water : Water is a great way to stay hydrated. Around 20% of our daily fluid requirements come from foods we eat, the rest we need to get from water and other healthy beverages. It is recommended to have 8 glasses of water daily and more in hot months. Drinking plenty of water and consuming fluids is ideal during summer.
  • Drinking Tea : Tea is the second best drink for hydration after water. Lipton Clear Green without milk and sugar is a zero calorie beverage and is a great hydration choice. Each cup of this delicious green tea refreshes and hydrates you enabling you to boost your energy levels and enjoy your day to the full.

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  • Eating Water-rich Fruits and Vegetables : You could also stay hydrated by eating water-rich fruits and vegetables. Lettuce, oranges and apples are some examples of high water content foods.

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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.

Ten At-Home Remedies Using Vaseline!

Hello beauties!

Please read on to find out some at-home remedies using Vaseline as recommended by Huda Kattan, Makeup Artist & Brand Ambassador for Vaseline Arabia.

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1. When needing some extra volume to your lips, simply add a few drops of peppermint extract to a drop of Vaseline. Mix together with fingers and apply to your lips before getting ready. The peppermint extract will help plump your lips, while the Vaseline will add extra hydration! This is the perfect recipe for gorgeously voluptuous lips!

2. One of the most delicious scents is without doubt the Vaseline Cocoa Glow Total Moisture! For summer, create your own beautiful scent by adding a drop of your favourite essential oil like vanilla to a handful of Cocoa Glow, then spread all over skin. When you perspire, your own natural scent will be so delicious everyone will want to know what you are wearing!

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3. Want super soft hands or feet? Grab some old socks and cut off the toes and some old gloves and cut off the finger tips. Then, mix together 1 part almond oil and 3 parts Vaseline, then apply on your hands and feet. Apply socks and gloves and go the bed. When you wake up, simply rinse your feet and hands! Voila, extra soft skin you can feel proud of!

4. Summer time is intense and one of the best ways to deal with any sun damage is to use Aloe. Try using Aloe Fresh Total Moisture every time after you leave the sun. The Aloe Vera inside the mixture will help soothe and heal skin, while the amazing Total Moisture formula will keep skin hydrated and cool!

5. Break a blush or bright pink eye shadow? Simply crush the mixture and mix with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Place mixture into a re-sealable container and use as an extremely hydrating lip balm. Not only will you create a gorgeous flush to your lips, but your lips will so soft!

6. Wrinkles got you worried? Take it from the pros in Hollywood! After applying moisturizer on face, try applying a small amount of Vaseline in areas like around the eyes or neck. Using this over time can help improve skin elasticity and fight against wrinkles! This is one of Jennifer Aniston’s favourite tips!

7. In need of longer lashes? Clean off an old mascara wand and create your own lash enhancer! Simply squeeze one vitamin E capsule and mix with a spoonful of Vaseline. Then place mixture in a container and brush on lashes before bed time. The Vaseline will provide hydration, to help your lashes grow long and keep them from breaking!

8. If you know you will be hitting the beach, make sure to prep your skin ahead of time! To get the best even tan, skin needs serious hydration beforehand! Try using the Cocoa Glow Total Moisture twice a day two weeks before heading to the beach! Not only will your skin look and feel great, but you will tan faster and more beautifully, meaning less time needed in the sun!

9. Create your own lip stain easily! Mash together some blackberries, and pomegranate seeds. Then drain the juice and mix with some Vaseline. Mix slowly so the mixture is even. Then apply on lips in the morning and as needed. The berries bring out a gorgeous redness to the lips that is very alluring and flattering! Lips will be hydrated and extremely beautiful in tone! Refrigerate after use, discard after 3 days.

10. Summer time can get the best of you, and it’s a great time to switch to lighter moisturizers! Lotions like Vaseline Total Moisture in Aloe Fresh is a great alternative for ultra skin softening without being too heavy! For areas that need extra hydration, try adding a dab of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with your lotion and blend well! The lotion will help keep the Vaseline light and also add the right amount of hydration!

I thank Huda Kattan for sharing these wonderful at-home remedies, with all my readers. I am sure that you can put at least some of these tips to good use!

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