Bourjois' Latest: The Volume Reveal Mascara

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Of late, I've grown to love Parisenne brand, Bourjois. Their makeup is a delight to use and it never fails to impress. The very first product I used was the pot blush and I was quite impressed by the color pay off and longevity. The blush, being pigmented stayed on and did not budge for 4 hours straight. Later, I was introduced to the jumbo lip crayons and then the liquid matte lipsticks. Thus began my love for Bourjois.

What I love the most about them is that there's a notable product release every season. This season they introduced a new mascara, Volume Reveal. And I'm pleasantly surprised by the results.

Reviewed: Clarisonic Mia Fit 2 and Alpha Fit

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A couple of years ago, I read an article about how significant cleansing skin the right way was. The article also highlighted the rise of sonic cleansing devices. At that point in time, I didn't care about those devices and neither did I want to know what affect they would have on my skin. I was content with my current skincare routine.

Fast forward to 2013 and all I would come across were the propositions from different albeit well-known brands within this category. Everyone I knew jumped on the sonic cleansing bandwagon (I kid you not, even my aunt bought one). I shied away from it because the standard route of cleansing was (and still is) something I'm comfortable with.  

I'm late to the party- I've only just had the chance to use Clarisonic's Mia Fit 2 and I can tell you that I'm pleasantly surprised. 

Perfecting Brows With Make Up Forever's Brow Show

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I'm glad I never messed about with my eyebrows when in high school. Shaping my eyebrows was the least of my concerns then. And I had read way too many horror stories about over plucking the two elements that frame your face. I had also witnessed some awful looking brows which were all the rage at that time (think pencil thin).

Then came along Cara Delevigne and she became the eyebrow muse. People rushed to the salons with pictures not of JLo or the Kardashians but of the British model- everyone wanted (still do) thicker looking fuller brows. There are some that are blessed with full arches that require minimal maintenance and then there's the lot that resort to either filling in their sparse brows or drawing them on.

For the latter, there's Make Up Forever's glorious brow kit that promises beautiful arches in a couple of minutes. And I can vouch for its effectiveness and ease.

Never underestimate the power of good eyebrows.

Tommy x Gigi: Tommy Hilfiger's Best Collaboration Yet

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I fell in love with Tommy Hilfiger when I bought a jacket a couple of years ago. I loved how it complimented my favorite pieces and made the entire outfit look quite beautiful. Later, I went on to purchase a watch, which even my mum loves and wears.

Over the years, I've noticed the Hilfiger collection not only improve but also stay ahead of trends be it in clothing, shoes or accessories. I particularly love Hilfiger shirts- they're quite versatile and comfortable. I love the Fall collection because that's my favorite season of the year. Does anyone remember when the brand collaborated with Zooey Deschanel? They had some beautiful pieces that were sold out real quick!

Having said that, the most recent collaboration with Gigi Hadid is, in my opinion the best. I love how the current nautical theme is brought to life whilst infusing Gigi's sense of style.

The Food Byte: Sugar Factory, Dubai

Friday, September 9, 2016

When 2016 bows down and the curtain is raised for the next year, I will proudly state that 2016 was the year I discovered some great places to eat. It's surprising because I'm a picky eater but with two of my friends transferred temporarily to the city of gold, Dubai all the way from San Fran stumbling upon food venues became an adventure.

Long gone are the days where I gravitate towards tried and tested restaurants. I also tried more seafood this year than ever before (no, seafood will never be a favorite of mine, just wanted to put it out there). I also happened to discover cafes catering to the sweet tooths (me!) in Dubai- these are cosy cafes that are perfectly secluded from the world. I still have more than a handful of places to visit!

And with this in mind, I present to you a not so secluded gem of a candy store and restaurant, Sugar Factory. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, this venue will end up in your top places to visit on a weekend. 

The Body Shop Launches Elixirs of Nature Fragrance Collection

Saturday, September 3, 2016

I discovered The Body Shop about a decade and half ago when I received a Strawberry bath gift set from a friend. I was so delighted that I proceeded to select the same gift set for my best friend. Thus began the long and happy relationship between me and The Body Shop. I went on to find out that one of my friends was using a lip color I fancied and that happened to be from one of the aisles at The Body Shop (Clover 05 is the shade in case you are wondering).

Throughout the years, the brand has launched beautiful and environmental-friendly products whilst giving back to the community in several different ways. I loved this year's initiative. My favorite body products still remain the Wild Argan range of products.

It comes as no surprise that The Body Shop continues innovating and the most recent development is the launch of their fragrance collection known as Elixirs of Nature. I will choose one word to describe the fragrances: incredible.

September Glambox Revealed

Friday, September 2, 2016

Korean beauty goodies are all the rage. I mean, have you seen Korean girls' skin? Flawless! Good genes also play a role however, that's one market that is obsessed with flawless, porcelain, blemish-free youthful skin.

Beauty products with seaweed made a huge splash in the US and European market and almost every third girl I knew was either using Korean beauty products or talking about purchasing them.

Isn't it grand when you have access to these products in UAE? And isn't it even more grand when it comes in a pretty box entitled Glambox? The month of Sept welcomes goodies that are quite exciting to discover and try. The best part? These products are available in stores located in the UAE, so you really don't have to bother about ordering online and the delivery time.

Let's unbox!

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