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My Wishlist 2015!

Hiya guys!

I wish I get to own the following in 2015. These are also great things to get your loved ones/friends this Valentine’s day. So this post serves as a Valentine’s Day gift ideas post too!

My top five wishes :

1) A humidifier!

This device increases the moisture level in your flat. Especially in hot climates, like in UAE, this is a huge blessing. When left to work overnight, you will wake up with the most hydrated skin and am all about making my skin feel better!. It also enhances the health of your body, by relieving allergies. Some of them comes with the possibility to add essential oils in it. So, according to your mood, you can set the atmosphere around you to be relaxing, stress relieving, romantic or something else. You will find excellent models in UAE stores such as Home Center and they are priced around AED 180 or so.

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This beautiful picture is from the blog foodprepper.com

2) A subscription to Box Therapy!

Box Therapy is a new subscription box in UAE. There are four types of subscription available – one month, three months, six months and an year. They are priced at AED 162, AED 396, AED 762 and AED 1392 respectively. Each box, each month will contain anything from the following : Fashion, Cosmetics, Fitness related, Electronics, Home décor, Nutrition, Skincare, Haircare, Nailcare or Experiences!. What appeals the most to me is that this is not just a beauty box. It is something more. It is a lifestyle box. I soo want it!. Below are the past two boxes :

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Dec 2014

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Nov 2014

3) An electric toothbrush!

I have always wanted one, so that I can keep my smile looking tip top :). I personally would love one from the brand Oral B or Philips Sonicare. Here are the different varieties of Oral B brushes. I believe they are available in pharmacies. I haven’t checked out their prices yet. A quality, durable one must be expensive. But I still want one..

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4) A Michael Kors watch!

It’s a huge dream of mine to own an MK watch. I would die seriously if I could get my hands on one of them and call it my own. Some of the MK watches have a masculine feel to it and I love it. I hate those petite feminine watches. They are just too dainty. Call me weird :P. Anyways, here are three of my favorite models :

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5) Himalayan Salt lamp/ Natural Tea light holder!

These are so gorgeous to look at and has healing and calming effects. It also makes a great home decor item and a unique kind of gift. I found a medium sized one online, from the brand Ancient Secrets, for as low as $10.72 (AED 39.38). I just might buy one soon.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and found some pretty great gift ideas for your loved ones or for yourself!. Have a lovely Valentine’s day! 

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Naz ♥

Introduction and review: Glambox!

Hello you guys!

I am totally in love with the concept of Glambox. So, what is Glambox?. It is a subscription box filled with skincare/cosmetic products, which is delivered to you every month. Consumers like us are overwhelmed by the number of products available in the market. You might want to try out a cream but pass it up simply because it’s too expensive. But what if you got a sample of it, which helps you determine whether it works wonders for you or not?. This helps you save a lot of money by not making mistakes while purchasing such products. That is the very purpose of Glambox.

On to the review :

Let me first tell you, I fell in love with the packaging from the get go. It’s very thoughtfully done. The box itself is a pretty pink one!

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When you open it, you will see a beautiful box inside. It’s simplicity is so attractive. It has a pearlescent color with the Glambox logo printed in the middle. Then further on, you will find there a pretty ribbon which ties together all the products within. I can see that great care has been taken to make sure it looks creative, neat and remains damage free (from the transportation).

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Here are all the products. Oh isn’t it like unwrapping a giftbox every month? 🙂

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Here is the list of products (the price indicated in the brackets against some of the products, is the price of it’s full sized version, available on Glambox’s website or generally on other online sites/in physical stores) and mini reviews (as I have been using these for nearly a month now):

  • Alien Essence Absolue (a Thierry Mugler perfume worth AED 424 for 60ml) : I love the Thierry Mugler perfume called Angel. I never knew about a perfume called Alien from this brand. All I can say is, I am a fan of it now. It’s scent is woody aromatic and sensual I felt. The sample in the box is a miniature glass bottle containing 6ml and perfect to pop into your handbag.

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  • Cellular Elixir serum (by Lancaster) – This is a serum intended for youth prolongation and works against wrinkles and dull complexion. I really liked it. It gets absorbed within seconds and is easy to massage into your face. It has the slightest bit of shimmer in it. So, it gives a beautiful glow, when applied. The sample in the box is a tube containing 3ml.

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  • Handmade soap (by Herbal Home Boutique) – I adore handmade soaps, because it’s an art. So, I was really glad that it was included in the box I got. The sample is good enough to use for more than  a month. It’s scent is citrus like/lemony. It’s really refreshing and lathers just the right amount. Here is the front and back of the soap.

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  • Cucumber & Rose Water Skin Tonic (by Herbline Essentials, priced at AED105 for 120ml) – I really loved this toner. It comes in a bottle with a pump, which is very convenient. I will review it later in another post because I have another Herbline Essentials product to review too. Stay tuned. UPDATE (16th March 2014): Click here to read the detailed review of this tonic and Nourishment cream from Herbline Essentials. By the way, the sample in the box contains 30ml, which is a really good size.

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  • Sensibio H2O (by Bioderma) – This is a makeup remover/cleanser perfect for even sensitive skin and can be used around eye area too. I have read rave reviews of this product and couldn’t believe my luck finding a 100ml bottle in this box!. That is a travel sized bottle which costs AED33 by itself. I love this product. Removing makeup is so easy with it. Even heavy makeup comes off in a jiffy. I highly recommend this one!

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  • Teint Visionnaire (by Lancome) – This is a skin perfecting makeup duo which contains a high coverage precision corrector and a sheer perfecting foundation. It’s oil free. I haven’t tried this yet because I think the shade included in the box is not suitable for me. I might pass this sample to someone else!. It contains 0.14ml.

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I am really happy with the products in this box. One minus I can think of about Glambox is that, though you can be absolutely delighted by the products you get, there might be a slight chance that you can equally be disappointed by some of the products. Say, if I find a nail polish in my box, I won’t really be happy because I don’t wear nail polish ever. But other than that, Glambox is an amazing concept. Also have you seen the list of brands they have partnered with?. With such an array of stunning brands, you will always have something special to look forward to!

Follow Glambox’s FB page by clicking here. Nearly every month, they put irresistible offers up. It’s like you never have to pay full price 🙂

♥ Valentine’s Day Special ♥

Glambox has put together a box especially for Valentine’s Day. Order by Feb 11th and it will be shipped to you, guaranteed by Feb 14th!. It costs AED300.

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If instead, you would like to gift that special lady in your life, a subscription to the Glambox service or a giftcard to Glambox, click here. Trust me, she would be delighted. Last year, I put together ‘8 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her‘ and Glambox was my top option, even then. You just can’t go wrong with this gift!

Info about Glambox

  • Glambox subscription can be bought for a period of 3 months (AED239), 6 months (AED449) or 12 months (AED849).

  • Shipping fee is AED 23 if you shop from their site (in the case that your bill total is less than AED 200). If it’s above that amount, shipping is free. That means all Glambox box subscriptions are free.

  • For every shopping transaction, reviews/surveys you do on the site, you will be awarded Glampoints which you can redeem for discounts, on their site. It’s a cool loyalty programme!

Hope you enjoyed reading my review. Are you already a Glambox subscriber?. Or are you new to this concept?. Let me know your thoughts below 🙂

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Naz ♡

Note: This Glambox was provided to me for review purposes. It is not a particular box of a particular month. All opinions are 100% my own.

Eight Valentine’s day gift ideas for her!

Hello!

I mainly designed this post for guys, even though I know that my reader base is mostly women. But it makes it easier for me to state what a woman would possibly want rather than what a gift guide for a guy on Valentine’s day would be because I suck at gifting guys any way!. Gadgets, perfumes, shirts, ties or pens. What more can you possibly gift a guy?. (Guys reading this, do leave a comment and let me know what you like to be gifted. I would LOVE to know). Also, even if you are reading this and you are a female, there is no problem gifting one of these to yourself yeah?. It’s always nice to pamper yourself!

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Anyways so Valentine’s day is just 10 days away. There are a zillion possible ways to make a woman happy, but these according to me, tops it without drilling a huge hole in your pocket.

1) A one year membership to Glambox : What is Glambox?. It is a monthly delivery service where each month a box filled with deluxe sized beauty products (curated according to your personal needs, which means if you have normal skin, you will have products designed for that skin type, in it). So if someone is gifting it to you, what if they don’t know your skin type or your lifestyle?. Well, no worries on that. The payment is done by the person gifting it, then an email is send by Glambox to the receiver of the gift, who fills in a Beauty profile before getting personalized goodies each month. How exciting is that!

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Glambox boasts high end brands like Elizabeth Arden, Bath & Body Works, dermalogica, Elemis, Hello Kitty, Kiehl’s, Lancome, Nina Ricci, Vichy and Urban Decay just to name a few. Imagine these products packed into beautiful boxes and delivered each month to you??. Oh my gosh!. It’s superb.

Price : AED 550/- only ( January’s Glambox contained 5 products worth AED 677!. Click here to see what were those 5 products.  So paying AED 550 for an year is a killer offer)

Click here is you wish to gift your loved one this awesome gift!

2) Gift voucher to Zanedo : This is a really nice site which has everything from skincare, cosmetics, perfume gift sets to jewelry. Even this particular site has Beauty Box delivery service. It costs AED 759 for an yearly membership. The site even has a Men’s section, so ladies, you can get a voucher for the man in your life, too.

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As long as your gift voucher is anywhere between AED1 to AED1000, you are good to go.

Click here to be directed to the gifting page!

3) Al Shaya gift card : It is a gift card with a validity of 12 months and is the perfect way to treat people who love shopping, eating out or meeting up with friends. It is accepted widely across a number of stores like Debenhams, next, Topshop, H &M, Victoria’s Secret, claire’s, Vavavoom, MAC, Bath & Body Works, Boots (my personal favorite out of it all!), Shake Shack, Starbucks, Al Forno and Potbelly Sandwich shop to name a few.

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There is no minimum or maximum limit to the amount that you can load to the card. One the amount is over, you can top up and it will be valid for another 12 months.

Al Shaya gift cards are available at all the stores mentioned above (basically where ever they are supposed to be accepted)!.. Go on, spoil your loved ones 🙂

4) Perfumes : The allure that perfumes hold. Oh my god!.. I personally can never get enough of perfumes. I just love them!.

A very well known online site for perfume shopping is Purple Perfume. Even the site, Essential Mall has perfumes listed there. If you wish to go offline shopping, I would say, Paris Gallery is simply the best.

My personal suggestions of light and floral yet sensual scents are :

a) Hypnose by Lancome – Used to own this. This is by far an AMAZING smell. Saying that it’s sensual and hypnotic, would be the understatement of the year.

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I believe it’s AED 150 for 30ml. (I tried calling Paris gallery to get more info on the price of 100ml and to confirm the price I gave you, but no luck. Calls simply don’t go through)

b) Bombshell by Victoria’s secret – would love to own it. I tried it once at the store and it smelled nothing less than heavenly.

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It’s AED 325 for 100ml & AED 245 for 50ml.

c) Timebomb – Used to own it. Perfumes don’t have to be damn expensive to smell great. This is the perfect example for that. By the way, this is a pour homme perfume :). But I love it any way.

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I used to buy it from KM Trading for AED 30 for 100ml.

5) The classic red roses : I am not talking about just one. If you really wanna make an impression, a dozen red roses would be amazing. I personally actually don’t care so much for this, though I would be flattered if I got it. Flowers say a lot but they wilt away pretty soon but at the same time cost a hell lot.  I wouldn’t want something that would stay just 4 days.

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I found a nice site online, where you can buy roses, chocolate and such. No personal experience with this site but it looks good enough. Offline, I would say Jenny flowers are good to deal with. I had bought some flowers and such 2 months ago from them.

6) A handbag – A woman can never have too many handbags!. However, while getting this one, it’s best you try to pry around to find her liking in bags because it matters A HELL LOT!. Atleast for me it does. The size and material is key. Here is a dream bag of any girl!. A Louis Vuitton :

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Namshi, Reebonz and Sukar are great places to find nice designer bags.

7) Jewelry : You simply can’t go wrong with this!. But this too requires knowledge about what color, particularly colors like silver or gold, your partner prefers. Also whether they like simple or chunky ones.

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There are always great deals on Cobone or Groupon which allows you to have great jewelry items for say half it’s price or so.

8) Dinner : It doesn’t have to be candle – lit, but treating your loved one to a lovely dinner would be really appreciated. Your partner would love it!.

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Choose a restaurant that you normally wouldn’t go to (probably because it’s a more expensive restaurant or it’s simply located inside a hotel or so). That kind of change must be there so that your special day doesn’t seem like any other normal dinner night.

I guess that’s 8 of my top picks :)… Hope you enjoy and have a lovely time with your loved ones this Valentine’s. Ladies, make sure your guys see this post. They might get a hint :P… Oh but wait, guys aren’t so great at taking hints are they??. Haha. But nothing wrong in trying!

Love always,

Naz 🙂

Note : Don’t forget to checkout my UAE only giveaway going on right now until Feb 7th by clicking here.