Product Review: No7 Lift & Luminate Day & Night Serum

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I love beauty products, and as a blogger, I receive my fair share of them to review, a few of them suck, some make no difference, and a bunch are actually amazing, and I do stick to them for a long time. The last option was exactly how I felt about this No7 Lift & Luminate Day and Night Serum. After using it for about 3-4 weeks, I’m absolutely hooked!

For start, the idea of having both day & night serums in one package is very convenient. Rather than having to purchase 2 separate products, for day and night, like we’re used to, these two come together and compliment each other.

The Day formula serves to inhibit further melanin over-production, and is designed to brighten, protect against free radicals, and firm skin. The skin brightening complex includes sopora, kiwi, and vitamin C, the antioxidant complex adds mulberry and ginseng, and the firming complex repairs structural protein with vitamin A, peptides, and DPHP (an ingredient known for hydrating and boosting collagen production.)

Whilst the night serum works to remove existing surface melanin. Firming complexes in both serums smooth out lines and wrinkles and promotes skin firmness. It contains newer skincare ingredient, PHA (polyhydroxy acids); this wrinkle-fighter is an exfoliant and is described as a gentler alpha hydroxy acid making it suitable for sensitive skin. It claims to have a number of anti-aging benefits including increased cell turnover, skin brightening, and reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size. It also hydrates and strengthens skin’s barrier function.

One of the things I noticed about using this product, beside the long term results, was the instant improvement of the condition of my skin, every time I applied it, let it be the day or the night serum, they both worked like a primer whevever I applied them, which was even more impressive.

Verdict? Highly recommended if you’re looking for an instant glow and over all skin improvement in about 4 weeks time. Available at all Boots stores for 13 Kuwaiti Dinars, or 130 Emarati Dirhams.

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Product Review: Herbline Essentials Firm Skin Cream

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I was recently introduced to Herbline Essentials Products. One of the products I’ve been using is their Firm Skin Cream and I absolutely love it! This powerful cell simulator works by soothing away wrinkles and dark patches leaving your skin firm, supple and younger looking. I’ve been overwhelmed with work and it’s showing on my skin, specially my face and eyes area, and the cold weather does not help either. I try to apply the cream at night before I sleep as many times as I can every week and it really does leave me with a different feel to my skin when I wake up in the morning.

It’s all in the amazing mix of natural and organic ingredients this products carries, highly effective blend of herbs, including nutmeg, cloves, citrus oil and coriander seed oil, which are all high in antioxidants and work to detoxify the skin with their strong antiseptic properties. Enriched with coco palm wax and sunflower oil, the base cream helps to retain the water in the skin, hydrating and restoring the skin’s natural elasticity.

I highly recommend it for a an amazing over-night skin care, specially if you’re feeling that your skin has been tired or needs that extra protection to look radiant and glowing. Try it out! Stay gorgeous xx

Product Review: Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

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I’ve been using this product for less than a week, but I couldn’t hold it any longer not to share! Nivea’s new in-shower Body Lotion. This goes on as a last product, after your regular foaming shower gel, shaving foam, scrub, or whatever else you use in your shower, as it doesn’t contain any cleansing properties. It’s easy-to-use and leaves my skin feeling fresh, moist, and most importantly, not sticky. After you’ve used all your shower products, massage the Nivea in-shower body lotion onto your body, then rinse it off! You can dry your self and get dressed immediately, hassle-free! An Uh-Mazing time-saver too!

It’s not completely a substitute for your usual body cream, but this works as a bonus moisturizer if you’re not in the mood for that (Aren’t we all sometimes?). It’s also perfect for the morning-showers, where you can literally jump in the shower and run to work, without having to wake up earlier to apply a moisturizer. Over all, a brilliant product, and very much recommended, specially now that the winter is making our skin more dry. If you love a glowing, younger looking silky skin, or if you have problems with dry skin, this products will work wonders.

Product Review: L’Occitane 5 Essential Oils Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner

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I Love this pair! Since I’ve started using them about 3 months ago, my hair feels great and looks silkier, fuller, and shinier. They both smell absolutely gorgeous and really do nourish my hair.

Formulated with natural origin vegetable complex of 5 essential oils of Chamomile, Mandarin, Cedar, Basil and Lemongrass with wheat proteins. This series of shampoo and conditioner helps soothe a sensitive or irritated scalp beside helping to get a healthier and more beautiful hair.

No BHA, No BHT, No synthetic colorants, No EDTA, No formol or formaldehyde, No animal ingredients, No parabens, No phenoxyethanol, No phtalates, No silicone, No triclosan. An absolute must in my shower!

Available at all L’Occitane stores.

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Tried & Tested: The L’occitane Beauty Box – July 2013

It’s no secret how much I love beauty products, specially skin care! I like to try and experiment every new thing out there, but I stay loyal to few brands that I know I will love every new product they will bring to the table, one of those is L’occitane en Provence; I love the quality and the obvious work they put behind each and every one of their products, both in terms of effect and the straight to point packaging.

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about 4 weeks ago, I received the Beauty Box of July 2013 and I’ve been putting what came in it to the test before writing this post, so I can be as true as possible with my review. First up, Immortelle Eye Makeup Remover, and Immortelle Essential Water. My 2 favorite picks from the box, and I’ve been literally using them every night since I got them! The Immortelle Eye Makeup Remover is great for not only eyes, but also face and lips. It has a velvety gel-like texture that can be used with or without makeup, and most importantly, I does not leave an annoying oil layer on! Personally, I like to use it without water then wash my face after I’m done. It makes my face super fresh and clear. It almost feels like you wash your way to new skin every time you use it! After I wash my face, I pat it dry, then with a cotton ball, I wipe Immortelle Essential Water all over my face and neck, and voila, ready for bed!

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Next in the box was Immortelle Brightening Moisture Mask. Honestly, I’ve got quite fair skin that I doubt could get any lighter, but with using the mask twice a week, I definitely felt my face was more evenly-toned and the pigmentation marks were lighter. It is an intensive treatment that gives skin a real hydration and brightening bath to help to preserve its natural youthful glow. Skin is immediately and deeply moisturized, smoothed, and more firm. It not only contains moisturizing agents, but also restructuring vitamin A, vitamin E, with anti-free radical action, and rice peptides for improved cellular nutrition and oxygenation. Its pure Immortelle essential oil boosts collagen synthesis and helps to stimulate microcirculation to enhance cell renewal. The only downside is the packaging; the jar allows too much air to get mixed with the ingredients each time you use it, which shortens its shelf life. But in general, it is a great product and very much recommended if you suffer from dry skin or uneven combination.

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Now, the Immortelle Brightening Instant Exfoliator; basically, if you have dry and sensitive skin and you still would like to exfoliate, this is definitely the type of face scrub you would love! It brightens up your skin while leaving it fresh, soft, and hydrated! I’m usually very picky with face exfoliators and scrubs, and I love it!

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The last item in the box was Cherry Blossom Eau De Toilette, a fresh and floral fragrance that is great for summer and day time. A top note that is sweet and juicy with Cherry and Freesia, a middle note that is floral and feminine with Cherry Blossom and Lilly of the valley, and a base note that is warm and woody with Amber & Musk. This fragrance smells just like the first days of spring!

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To try or buy any of the above products, visit L’occitane stores at The Avenues, Al Fanar, or find their products at Tanagra stores.

Review: Soap & Glory ‘Heel Genius’

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I’m a product junkie! So i must admit, I try A LOT of products before I can really stick to one that I love, and I’m a very tough judge when it comes to which products those would be! But when I came across this one, I though not sharing it with you dolls would almost feel like a crime! Soap & Glory’s Heel Genius: Amazing Foot Cream, and it literally live up to its name!

Better than a pedicure? Oh yeah! It renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money. Featuring allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers. long story short, byebye cracked summer heels!

The way it works for me? Before bedtime, I scrub my feet while washing them, then run to my beloved cream, massage a good chunk onto my feet, and I don’t rub it all the way through, I kinda leave a light layer of it on, sort of looks like foot mask, then slip my feet into cotton socks, and let it work its wonders while I’m getting my beauty sleep! Result: Waking up to soft-as-ever gorgeous feet from heel to toes.

Heel Genius is available at all Boots stores.