Monday, November 28, 2016

Brand Review: Essence Cosmetics


My rich source of information has always been Youtubers/bloggers as I always learn about new brands through them. Julia Graf (Swiss/German Youtuber) raved about a drugstore brand called "Essence" in the past, mentioning that quality of their products are bomb while they retail at extremely affordable prices. I was so thrilled to know that Essence is finally available in Dubai and there is not much variation in price comparing to western countries. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review: Revlon Eyes, Cheeks, Lips Palette + Ultra Matte Lipcolours


I have always thought that certain drugstore brands are comparable to luxury ones in terms of quality; Revlon is definitely on top of the list. Recently, they generously sent me the brand new eyes, cheeks and lips palette as well as two of the ultra matte liquid lipsticks. I have been testing these goodies for the past couple of weeks and today i can confidently mention my initial thoughts based on several factors (packaging, pigmentation, longevity etc..).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: Alterna Haircare Products (November Glambox)

Haircare has always been at the back of my mind as I thought my hair was doing just fine with a basic shampoo and conditioner. In the past couple of years, my hair has become extremely thin due to several factors such as: dieting (losing weight), hormonal imbalance and stress. On top of that it has become frizzy and hard to manage which I considered as a wake up call for me to start taking better care of it. I was invited to an event a few weeks back to preview the November Glambox and it basically contains products from the caviar range by Alterna. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review: Herbal Essentials Skincare Products + Skin Analysis

I always get excited when a brand that I like decides to open in Mercato mall, It's a small shopping centre but full of stores/services which serves the area. Herbal Essentials has recently unveiled their new derma kiosk there - its a brilliant addition to their brand mix. I was kindly invited to experience their new beauty hub in which one of their staff would perform a complimentary skin analysis on me, educate me about their products and suggest the best routine based on my skin type and the test results.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Review: Beauty With No Extreme Measures Transformation Kit

Maxfactor has always been one of my favourite drugstore brands over the years. Luckily, I was invited to an event by them last month which was hosted by the famous Joelle Mardinian, regional creative director of the brand in which she would be sharing tips and tricks to enhance natural beauty. The main slogan/hashtag used at the event was "Beauty with no extreme measures", meaning that you don't have to pile on lots of makeup in order to look beautiful.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Review: Under The Mistletoe Box By Lush Cosmetics


Last month, I was invited to the opening of a new branch for Lush cosmetics - it's located at Citywalk Dubai. Not only was I very thrilled to attend my first ever Lush event, I was also excited to try out their latest holiday products as well as discover the exclusive new stations at this particular branch. Generously, I have received "Under The Mistletoe" which is one of their gift boxes sold in store and today i'm going to share with you my thoughts on each and every product.