Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty: Trying out Arcancil’s products

Recently, I tried out Arcancil’s products and was blown away by how long lasting and brilliant they are. Great additions to my regular go to’s.

Starting with the waterproof tattoo lip liner (400 carmin) with a deep crimson color it’s used like a pen so easily applied, the only downside is that it doesn’t come off easily but incredibly long lasting!

Their new range of matt lipsticks called ‘mat hysteria‘ will be releasing in January 2016 with 14 shades and are definitely worth the wait. These beauties (I tried 105 rouge salsa) last for 12hrs – now that’s long coverage with intense color and soft texture. SAM_6082

Rouge blush lipsticks (340 – clair de rose). It’s creamy and light with a silky finish, though not as long as the matt lipsticks. The rosy pink pastel color is quite on point these days. Continue reading Beauty: Trying out Arcancil’s products

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Beauty: LUSH haul!

I absolutely love LUSH. The main thing that I love about LUSH is that they make fresh, handmade products with no chemicals and try to use fairtrade, organic, vegan products when possible. Support causes like recycling, fighting animal testing and many more! After trying multiple products from different ranges, I decided to do a roundup of my favorite items.

My 3 step skin care regime from lush:

1. Angels on bare skin (cleanser) makes my skin feel radiant and super soft. Contains: lavender, rose absolute and almonds. How to use: take a pea sized amount and mix it with water and apply to face do not scrub harshly. AED 75

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2. Eau roma water (toner) is used right after cleansing or when I need a little pick me up – hydrates my sensitive skin without causing it to overreact. Contains: rose water and lavender water. How to use: Close eyes and spritz directly onto face or use a cotton pad. AED 95

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3. Celestial (moisturizer) which leaves my skin nourished and silky added plus smells fantastic. Contains: dove orchids, almond oil and cocoa butter. How to use: take a dab of the cream and gently rub onto skin. AED 145

One of my favorite scents right now is Lust. The entire collection is fantastic (I own both the solid perfume and the spritzer) and the scent is floral, musky and long lasting. Contains: jasmine and vanilla absolute. AED 250

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Since we are talking about perfumes I recently tried out 2 solid perfumes with extremely differing characteristics.
Vanillary has a very sweet summery fragrance. Contains: fair trade vanilla absolute, tonka and jasmine. AED 75
Dirty reminds me of the smell of both grass and the sea and later develops into a slightly woody and floral fragrance. Contains; spearmint, thyme, tarragon, oakmoss and sandalwood. AED 70

A few bath favorites include, The Comforter bubble bar AED 52, A French Kiss bubble bar AED 50 and Ceridwen’s Cauldron bath melt AED 45.

Disclaimer: I did not receive anything from the Lush team, all of these products have been bought and used by me. As usual honest and unbiased opinions are voiced here!

Beauty: Murad Review

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I was recently sent a a package by Murad which contained samples of:

Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++
Oil Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA+++

Before I delve into the details I really liked the pink pouch it wad delivered in, it’s so cute.
Onto to the review the perfecting day cream is really nice, I’ve been looking for a good moisturizer and I’ve found it with Murad. It is quite long lasting, smells great, has SPF 30, keeps my skin soft and is the right consistency (not too heavy or light). Added bonus does not melt off my face as soon as I step outside.

The sunscreen is also great it doesn’t leave me with the oily/sticky feeling I normally get.  It’s an all-over body sun block that’s full of antioxidants from an infusion of pomegranate extract to not only fight sun damage but also to attack free radicals to repair existing sun damage. It has a fragrant citrus smell.

Overall I really liked the products you can buy them from their website link below:

http://www.murad-uae.com/ 

*Murad products were sent to  me for review considerations. My opinion is 100% uninfluenced and genuine.*