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Valentine’s Day 2017 Gift Ideas!

Hey guys,

Yet another Valentine’s day is here, a day to express how much you love your loved ones.. Gifts can be any, as long as they are thoughtful. I have done several gift guides earlier with different themes. This time around, my focus is on ‘skincare’ because great skin is a blessing and if you could gift that to some one you hold close to your heart, well why not?.

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The basic products of a good skincare routine are Cleanser, Toner, Serum, Oil & Moisturizer. I will be suggesting 5 products from each of these categories, based on personal experience & popular reviews that these products have garnered. I promise that the value that you get these products for, is unmatched. Simply click the images to view details / go to the site that sells it.

Cleansers

□ Hydrating cleanser by CeraVe – 355 ml – $12.24 (Approx AED 44.96)

CeraVe hydrating cleanser

□ Black soap cleanser by Dr. Woods -236 ml – $5.02 (Approx AED 18.44)

Black soap cleanser Dr Woods

□ Cream cleanser by Mad Hippie – 118 ml – $12.79 (Approx AED 46.98)

Mad Hippie cream cleanser

□ Jeju Volcanic Pore cleansing foam by Innisfree (Korean skincare brand) – 150 ml – $9.27 (Approx AED 34.05)

Innisfree pore cleansing foam

□ Vitamin C Renewal Refreshing cleansing gel by Avalon Organics – 251 ml – $8.78 (Approx AED 32.25)

Avalon Vitamin C cleanser

For more cleansers, click here.

Toners

□ Witch Hazel Rose Petal toner by Thayers – 355 ml – $8.76 (Approx AED 32.18)

Thayers Witch Hazel

□ Firming DMAE toner by Derma E – 175 ml – $12.40 (Approx AED 45.55)

Derma E firming toner

□ Wonder Pore Freshner by Etude House (Korean skincare brand) – 250 ml – $10.44 (Approx AED 38.35)

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner

□ Eucalyptus toner by L’uvalla – 198 ml – $22.32 (Approx AED 81.98)

Luvalla Eucalyptus toner

□ Lemon & Geranium gentle toner by Indigo Wild – 118 ml – $12.60 (Approx AED 46.28)

Indigo Wild toner

For more toners, click here.

Serums

□ Transformative Night serum by EO Products – 30 ml – $29.74 ( Approx AED 109.24)

EO products serum

□ Hyaluronic Acid Day serum by White Egret Personal Care – 59 ml -$11.97 (Approx AED 43.97)

White Egret serum

□ Deeply Hydrating serum by Jeffrey James Botanicals – 59 ml – $35.20 (Approx AED 129.29)

Jeffrey James The Serum

□ Exfoliating serum by Mad Hippie – 30 ml – $27.99 (Approx AED 102.81)

Mad Hippie serum

□ Professional Strength Hyaluronic Acid serum by Reviva Labs – 29.5 ml – $13.05 (Approx AED 47.93)

reviva labs serum

For more serum, click here

Facial oils

□ Nourishing Tamanu oil by Aura Cacia – 30 ml – $11.14 (Approx AED 40.92)

Tamanu oil

□ Organic Coconut, Jojoba & Pure Coffee oil by Desert Essence – 118 ml – $10.59 (Approx AED 38.90)

Coffee oil

□ Himalayan Geranium & Pomegranate Balancing oil by Pangea Organics – 30 ml – $54 (Approx AED 198.34)

Pangea organics oil

□ Soothing Almond oil by Weleda – 50 ml – $18.97 (Approx AED 69.68)

Weleda soothing oil

□ Nourishing oil by Suki Inc – 15 ml – $32.96 (Approx AED 121.06)

Suki Inc oil

For more facial oils, click here.

Moisturizers

□ Black Snail All in One cream by Mizon (Korean Skincare brand) – 75 ml – $16.20 (Approx AED 59.50)

Mizon snail cream

□ Retinol A 1% Advanced Revitalization cream by Life Flo Health – 50 ml – $16.28 (Approx AED 59.79)

Retinol A cream

□ Supreme PolyPeptide moisturizer by MyChelle Dermaceuticals – 35 ml – $56 (Approx AED 205.68)

Polypeptides cream

□ Age Renewal Vitamin E Creme by Jason Natural – 113 gms – $10.87 (Approx AED 39.93)

Vitamin E creme

□ Fresh Watery cream by Nature Republic (Korean skincare brand) – 80 ml – $8.65 (Approx AED 31.77)

Nature Republic watery cream

For more creams, click here.

This entire gift guide is based on my favorite online shopping site ever, iHerb, which offers not only the best value in the world for any product that you need, but also gives you 5% of your bill total back to you (as store credit). They ship worldwide from US. To UAE, they ship in 3-4 days via DHL, right to your doorstep.

Hope you have a lovely time with your loved ones this Valentine’s day ♥♥♥

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Naz ♥

Review : Wow by Wojooh Color Ritual Nail Polish!

Hiya!

Wow by Wojooh has come out with Color Ritual, 30 eye catching shades of breathe-in, long lasting, highly pigmented nail polishes. These polishes are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor. They are designed to let moisture and air in to your nails and that’s why they are named ‘breathe-in’.

I am reviewing the shade 422 Red Pride. This is a classy and elegant looking red. It’s almost the perfect blood red that anyone of any skin tone can wear boldly and be a style statement!

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It’s color is eye catching, bright and so pigmented. In the pix below I have worn 2 coats. It’s such a lovely color that can be paired with a classic red dress on the upcoming Valentine’s day!..

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Red Pride

Made in France, each of these little bottles contain 11 ml.

Price : AED 55
Available at : Wojooh stores

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Naz ♥

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

Love Your Skin This Valentine’s Day with Izil!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means stuffed animals, chocolate hearts and red roses everywhere you turn. Valentine’s Day gives us a chance to step back from our busy lives and take a moment to remember what’s important. It is true that we should love and be kind to our family and friends every day, but sometimes we need that reason to go above and beyond and tell them how we really feel.

Beyond loving each other, it’s a time to remember to love ourselves and make the most of the opportunity to pamper ourselves and commit to treating our bodies and skin to healthy nurturing ingredients.

As you prepare for a night out with your valentine, you may start to feel the added pressure to look your best, and so here’s Izil Natural Argan Beauty’s tips for looking your very best this Valentine’s Day with their natural argan oil products:

L – Lather your skin with “quality.” Beldi Black Moroccan Soap (AED 69) is a detoxifying and purifying body soap for silky soft skin. 100% Natural, the “beldi black” soap prepares the skin for exfoliation. Made from virgin black olive oil and enriched with Argan oil and Eucalyptus essential oil, this natural therapeutic soap is a great exfoliator and moisturizer. It is rich in vitamin E and minerals helping clean and detoxify your skin by removing dead cells and toxins, while leaving an extraordinarily smooth and silky finish. The Eucalyptus oil helps relax your body and add the soap antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Your skin is revitalized, free of impurities and hydrated with a soft touch.

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O – Oils. Multi-Purpose 100% Pure Argan Oil (AED 180) is perfect to use on the face for anti-aging, the body for dryness, to help reduce blemishes and stretch marks and also for repairing damaged hair. It is 100% organic, chemical free and has an incredibly high concentration of vitamin E, antioxidants, carotenoids and fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and 9. Your skin will be nourished and incredibly soft after just one application.

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V– Vitamins. You’ve been told how important it is to get our daily dosage of vitamins for your insides, but what about your outside? Vitamins are excellent for your skin. The Green Tea Anti-oxidant mask (AED 140) is very rich in trace minerals and vitamins A, B and E that absorb impurities and inhibit breakdown of Collagen that is responsible for keeping the skin firm and elastic. It contains White Clay; a natural cleansing mineral clay that gently draws impurities from the skin without removing natural oils while simultaneously exfoliating, cleansing, and stimulating circulation. It is also packed with Green tea and Argan Oil, which have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and are rich and nutritive. This powerful antioxidant combination reduces inflammation, promotes more even skin tone and improves skin health. It also helps remove bacteria, toxins, excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores.

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E– Exfoliate. The Green Tea Body Scrub (AED 115) is perfect for pre-date body exfoliation. This unique and natural scrub utilizes actual Green Tea leaves to get rid of dead skin while protecting the fresh layer of skin cells beneath from free radicals. Using Green Tea leaves coated in Argan and Aloe Vera, this body scrub allows for the gentle and smooth removal of dead skin, giving you a silkier, more youthful looking complexion and primed for moisturization. Your skin is smooth with a beaming glow and a pleasant fresh scent.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to treat yourself to natural skin care that your skin will love.

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

  • Dubai:  Dubai Festival City and Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Abu Dhabi: Al Wahda Mall and Dalma Mall

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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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.

Valentine’s Gift Box from GlamBox!

Romance and Rejuvenation

It’s the Valentine’s Gift Box from GlamBox

** Limited Edition Gift Box on sale for AED 300 with guaranteed delivery before Valentine’s Day **

Can you feel the love? Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us and perhaps you want to dazzle a date, spoil a great friend or just simply shower yourself with TLC? To celebrate all the loves in your life, GlamBox has its very own box full of romance and rejuvenation; the Valentine’s Gift Box.

This GlamBox is bursting with gorgeous goodies and all for just 300 AED:

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  • Pucker up for sweet kisses with bold lips in a statement red shade with GOSH
  • Sparkling gold Models Own nail enamel, gives a magical feel to your tips and toes
  • Sexy, sultry and ultimately sassy, easy to use Smoky Eye Palette from GOSH
  • GlamBox’s very own defining and sculpting contour brush for beautiful cheekbones
  • Say hello to refreshed eyes with BLISS easy to remove lid & lash make-up remover
  • Welcome smooth skin with nourishing and exfoliating Herbline EssentialsApricot and Honey face scrub 

You can order the Valentine’s Gift Box up to 11th February and you will get guaranteed delivery by 14th February. Click here to go directly to this offer.

This is the most romantic GlamBox yet, complete with the added touch of red hearts that tells someone that you love them.

About GlamBox.Me

GlamBox.ME launched in December 2011 and is part of a global network already successful in key markets including South Africa, China, Russia and Brazil. It offers consumers in the Middle East a great way to keep up to date on seasonal make-up trends and test a set of luxury products hand selected by beauty experts. All this is delivered to their doorstep for an amazing price, starting at AED 70 per month. Glambox.ME also features an online shop where consumers can purchase the products they tested and loved, and earn GlamPoints. There they can also find The Glamista, a hub designed to be a source of advice, tips and inspiration for beauty buffs across the region. For more information, please visit www.glambox.me and follow GlamBox.Me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GlamBoxME), Twitter (www.twitter.com/GlamBoxME) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/glamboxme)

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.

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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.

Last Call: New year/ Valentine’s Day giveaway..

Hiya all!

I wish to let you all know that there is only one more week left to enter my New Year / Valentine’s day giveaway.

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If you haven’t entered yet, please click here to go to the original post and comment there please. Entry comments on this post will not be counted.

Have fun and good luck!

Love always,

Naz 🙂

New Year / Valentine’s day giveaway worth about AED 500! (Closed)

Hi my lovely friends and followers!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🙂

I thought starting off the new year with a giveaway would be AWESOME. I waited until I got all the stuff and that’s why we have found ourselves here on 6th Jan instead of 1st Jan itself 😛

There are three reasons why am doing this giveaway!

1) The Mayan apocalypse never came to fruition – HAHA!.. If those Mayans were alive today I would have *LOVED* to see how their faces looked like when they realized their prediction never came true!.. I mean am sure they wouldn’t have even set their alarms to go off the next day when they went to bed on Dec 20th!. Isn’t that sad but hilarious??

2) It’s New year, so a new start – giving one follower a chance to win awesome prizes.

3) I am over 50 followers, which is super cool!

Now, onto the giveaway!. Below is a picture of all 10 items plus a detailed list:

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1) Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette (Long lasting – Wet & Dry – 08) which alone is worth AED 223

2) Urban Decay single eye shadow in Walk of Shame worth AED 94

3) Violent Eyes Bronze Glitteratti Eyes (featuring 4 eyeliner styles) worth AED 75

4) L’oreal infallible single eye shadow in 333 Golden Sage

5) Avon mega impact duo eye shadow mini palette in Blue Wattage

6) E.l.f Eyeliner brush

7) E.l.f Shimmer pencil in Twinkle teal

8)  A set of false eye lashes (Voluminous) – I got this, when I bought something else from Malaysia

9) A pretty crystal flower (its just plain crystal. The kind you get at gift shops). It’s just cute!

10) Last but not the least a pretty pen holder from Philippines. I actually was gifted a pair and I thought I would give away one of them. I think it’s handmade.

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Conditions to take part in the giveaway:

1) Must be a resident of UAE. If you are staying abroad but you have family living in UAE, you can enter this giveaway!. I might do international giveaways in future but right now am not in a position to do it. Sorry about that!

2) Must be willing to share full physical address and contact number with me (so that I can provide the same to the courier service)

3) Must have parents permission if below 17 yrs of age.

4) The winner MUST send me a photo of themselves with the prize so that I can share it here, on my blog.

HOW TO ENTER (Please read all 3 steps before commenting)

1) Be a follower of this blog

2) Comment ONCE below anything relevant to this post PLUS what item out of these 10, are you most excited to win.

3) This is OPTIONAL. Share this giveaway on Facebook OR Twitter just ONCE and leave the direct link to your post or tweet along with your comment (from Step 2) for one extra entry into this giveaway. You can use the sharing buttons at the bottom of this post.

That’s it. It can’t get simpler than that!

One winner will win it all. This giveaway will end on Feb 7th, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org and will be announced probably on Feb 8th or 9th. This could probably be your Valentine’s day gift or if you are a guy, you can still enter and win it for the woman of your life!

Anyways, Happy New Year and GOD bless you all and keep you safe.

Note: Once again, not a sponsored giveaway. All items are brand new.

Love always,

Naz 🙂