Saturday, September 30, 2017

Review : GOSH's Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick Shade 023, Chestnut

Hi All,

Hope you are doing  great!

Today,I am going to review Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick Shade# 023,Chestnut by GOSH Cosmetics(Copenhagen) .


About GOSH Copenhagen:

"GOSH COPENHAGEN is a Danish-based hip and trendy color cosmetics company. Founded in 1945 by Mr. Einer Tjellesen, as a pharmaceutical company, but quickly moved into the cosmetics industry. Our products are sold in over 80 countries and territories.

The GOSH COPENHAGEN brand offers a large selection of products from different products categories: Cosmetics, Fragrances, Hair Care, Face Care and Body Care. We also produce Private Labels such as Pudderdåserne, INK by Dennis Knudsen, Isabell Kristensen, and Caroline Fleming.

Our head office is in Denmark where all the product development, production and distribution takes place. We see no better way than overseeing all the steps ourselves. This way we ensure that all the products under the brand GOSH Copenhagen correspond with our identity and values.

All GOSH COPENHAGEN products are developed on the basis of up-to-the-minute technology and knowledge. The close collaboration with raw material suppliers contributes to ensure the best product quality within the area; and top quality products mean satisfied consumers.

We are dedicated to providing our customers fashionable and high quality products at accessible prices. Our vision is to be one of the leading brands in the semi-selective segment.
Make Your Impression…!
"

Product Information:

GOSH Copenhagen has now added four matt lipsticks to the successful VELVET TOUCH LIPSTICK MATT range, totalling 16 beautiful matt colours inspired by the raw, undisturbed purity of nature and GOSH COPENHAGEN’s Nordic roots.

The Velvet Touch Lipstick collection has added natural waxes and hyaluronic acid to moisturise, smooth and soothe your lips. The active
ingredients also mean that the matt lipsticks feel comfortable on your lips all day long.

• Matt finish
• Smooth and creamy
• Long-lasting, makes lips feel comfortable
• Increased pigment content for intense colour
• Natural waxes keep your lips moisturised and soothed
• Hyaluronic acid keeps your lips well-moisturised and smooth
• No parabens, dermatologically tested

Quantity: 4g / 0.1 oz US

Price: AED 60 / EURO 10.99                                   
                                   
In Pic : Shown the bullet lipstick, shade# 023, Chestnut
Ingredients:

Octyldodecanol.Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate.Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.Polyethylene.Ethylhexyl Isononanoate.Isoamyl Laurate.CI 77891\Titanium Dioxide.C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate.Cera Alba\Beeswax\Cire d'abeille.Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Cera.Kaolin.CI 77491\Iron Oxides.Synthetic Beeswax.Copernicia Cerifera Cera\Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cire de carnauba.Candelilla Cera\Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax\Cire de candelilla.Hydroxyoctacosanyl Hydroxystearate.CI 77492\Iron Oxides.CI 77499\Iron Oxides.Silica.Ethylhexyl Palmitate.Talc.Trihydroxystearin.Aroma\Flavor.CI 15850\Red 7.Mica.Tocopherol.Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil.Ascorbyl Palmitate.Silica Dimethyl Silylate.Butylene Glycol.Caprylyl Glycol.Phenoxyethanol.Sodium Hyaluronate.Benzyl Alcohol.Hexylene Glycol

Source : https://www.superdrug.com/GOSH/Gosh-Velvet-Touch-Lipstick-Matte-Chestnut-023/p/726348

My Experience:

Shade(023,Chestnut): It's a muted brown shade with mauvy/red undertones...love it:)
Suitable for all skin tones.

Packaging:
•  The lipstick comes in a plastic black-coloured tube,GOSH is written on the lid of the tube
•  Shade-name and number are mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick-tube on a sticker
•  The sticker is colour-coded and matches the lipstick-shade(more or less...true)
•  The packaging is sturdy and travel-friendly
•  Light-weight tube
•  Details like weight and type of lipstick are also mentioned at the bottom(sticker) of the lipstick-tube         
                                 
In Pic : Shown Shade name and number of the lipstick

Formula & Texture:

• Hyaluronic has been used in the lipsticks in this collection...awesome
• The lipstick is called the Velvet Touch Matt lipstick and has a creamy matte-finish(may be because of beeswax, hyaluronic acid)
• The lipstick is very pigmented and glides on smoothly on the lips
• Highly pigmented,in one swipe we get full colour-payoff
• Has very mild vanilla-fragrance


Benfits and importance of Hyaluronic acid:

• Hyaluronic acid is also used as a lip filler in plastic surgery
• Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer
• There is also a lot of interest in using hyaluronic acid to prevent the effects of aging
Source : http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1062-hyaluronic%20acid.aspx?activeingredientid=1062&

Swatch:
                             

In Pic : Shown the swatch of the lipstick

Effective and worth?
Yes

• Firstly,the brand is cruelty-free and all the products are Paraban free...really cool
Very comfortable on lips.Need to swipe two to three times to get an intense colour payoff.It can be     toned down and used as MLBB shade as well! Hides lip pigmentation completely.
Keeps lips moisturized i.e.Hyaluronic acid keeps lips hydrated and smooth
• This lipstick doesn't enhance dry patches on the lips
• The lipstick doesn't bleed,flake or sit into the lip's fine-lines
• It does not stain the lips and wears-off evenly!
• The lipstick has a wear time of around 3 to 4 hours(max)
• Need to do a touch-up after meals as the lipstick fades away evenly.Re-application of the product is easy and the product sits smoothly on the lips

Con:
Nothing

Will I re-purchase?
Yes,I love it so much.It's an amazing shade that can be worn on a daily basis.Very impressed.It looks dark in the tube , but , when applied on the lips it looks muted brown-red kind of shade.Perfect.Love it. Do check this shade out girls!

I highly recommend this lipstick and do check out Velvet Touch Matt lipstick-collection
as there are nice shades out there.

Rating : 5/5

Tip:
Exfoliate your lips before wearing any lipstick specially matte lipsticks else the lipstick will cling to the dry patches on the lips!

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Review : GOSH's Boombastic Swirl Mascara Black Spiral Volume XXL

Hi Beauties!

Hope you are doing great!

Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the GOSH's Boombastic Swirl Mascara Spiral Volume XXL.Shade name : Carbon Black.

About GOSH Copenhagen:
GOSH COPENHAGEN is a young and innovative cosmetics, bath & body and fragrance company based in Denmark. Founded in 1945 as a pharmaceutical company, GOSH COPENHAGEN quickly moved into the cosmetics industry. GOSH COPENHAGEN products are currently sold in more than 75 countries throughout the world.

All product development, production and distribution take place from our head office in Denmark, as we see no better way than overseeing all the steps ourselves. This way we ensure all products under the GOSH COPENHAGEN brand embody our identity and values.

Product Description:

Boombastic Swirl Mascara gives lashes XXL volume and spectacular length. XXL Swirl up volume and spectacular length and a giant swirled rubber brush are the keywords of the new Boombastic Swirl Mascara. The formula of the Boombastic Swirl mascara is full-bodied, creamy and really spreadable. It blackens and thickens the lashes without making them look clumpy or spidery. The added Argan Oil and Bamboo Extract gives lashes a boost whilst a synergy of waxes and olive oil adds nourishing properties to the formula.

The vibrant green container reflects the infused bamboo extract while the artwork brings the swirled brush to mind with the discreet swirled O in Boombastic. The present Boombastic mascara is one of the bestselling mascaras within the GOSH Cosmetics mascara assort­ment and with the new Boombastic Swirl Mascara now added to the Boombastic mascara range, anyone can find a Boombastic mascara for every look and mood.

The brush:
A giant swirled rubber brush with bristles at the tip grabbing even the tiniest lashes for application. The unique spiral shaped combination of bristles and discs creates spectacular volume and length.
• XXL Volume
• Spectacular length
• Giant swirled rubber brush
• Bristels at the tip allows even more precise application
• Argan Oil and Bamboo Extract improves lashes volume and vitality and makes them stronger, nourished and moisturised

Price : AED 80

Quantity : 13 ml /  0.4 fl oz US

Shelf-life : 6 months
                           
In Pic : Shown outer packaging of the mascara

Ingredients :
Aqua\Water\Eau.CI 77499\Iron Oxides.Copernicia Cerifera Cera\Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cire de carnauba.Oryza Sativa Bran Cera.Stearic Acid.Acacia Senegal Gum.Butylene Glycol.Palmitic Acid.Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters.Glyceryl Stearate.VP/Eicosene Copolymer.Polybutene.Synthetic Beeswax.Aminomethyl Propanediol.Phenoxyethanol.
Ozokerite.Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil.Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil.Hydroxyethylcellulose.VP/VA Copolymer.Glycerin.Stearyl Stearate.Bambusa Vulgaris Extract.Tropolone.

Source https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Eye-Makeup/Mascara/Gosh-Boombastic-Swirl-Mascara-13ml-Black-001/p/499204

My Experience:

Packaging:
The first thing that attracted me towards this product was the packaging indeed.The vibrant neon-green coloured bottle looked amazing and appealing.The details like quantity,shelf-life and shade name are mentioned on the packaging itself.The twist open cap is easy to remove.The mascara-applicator is very different and swirly unlike any other normal looking mascara.Interesting. Sturdy and travel-friendly packaging.Easy to carry in your handbag.

                               
In Pic : Shown GOSH's Boombastic Swirl Mascara Black Spiral Volumn XXL

Formula & Texture:
The formula is neither very wet nor dry,it's just somewhere in between and perfect.It's well balanced.
It dries quickly.The moussy-textured mascara is nicely pigmented and easy to work with.
Need to apply a coat and then wait for it to dry.Then re-apply the product on the lashes.This ensures that we get that desired length.

Effective?
Yes.Kind of.
  • Firstly, the formula is so nice that it becomes very easy to play with the mascara.
  • The wand is long and the swirly-bristles help in coating each and every eye-lash.
  • The bristles at the front of the applicator helps in reaching out the lashes around the inner corner.Be careful and do not poke your eyes.
  • Applying two to three coats of the mascara helps in getting lengthened lashes.
  • In order to get volume, we need to apply the mascara for about three to four times.
  • It holds the curled lashes very well.
  • Smudge-proof : Didn't smudge a bit and stayed put whole day.
  • Didn't flake at all.Avoid layering a lot of product,else, It will certainly flake.
  • Key Ingredients : Argan Oil and Bamboo Extract improves lashes - volume and vitality and makes them stronger.Argan Oil helps in strengthening the hairs in the long run and bamboo extract keeps the lashes moisturized.How cool is that! Makeup that has skincare-ingredients.Amazing.
  • It's water resistant to a great extent.Not really waterproof as such.Not that easy to remove using lukewarm water.Need to use a good makeup remover.
                                   
                                                            In Pic : Shown mascara-wand

Con:
  • The actual applicator is very huge and it becomes very difficult to push into the bottle at times.Be patient.
  • Messy application due to the huge applicator
  • Need to keep layering to get desired volume and hence the product starts clumping on the lashes
  • Gives no volume to the lashes
  • Some people might find this mascara pricy
Will I re-purchase?
No, as I wanna try other mascaras from the same brand. I had tried Crazy Volume mascara earlier and liked it.
But, I recommend Boombastic Swirl mascara to people who are looking for a decent mascara that gives average length to their lashes.It separates the lashes beautifully.Holds up the curls well.

Rating: 3.5/5

Availability:
In UAE,Lifestyle , Centrepoint stores.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mini Haul + Review : Why I love Gosh Arabia Products!

Hi Lovelies!

Hope you are doing well!

Today,I am gonna share my thoughts on the GOSH Copenhagen's cosmetic-products!I was introduced to Gosh Cosmetics by a monthly subscription box(GlamBox ME).This happened few months back,I was totally impressed by the products that I had received in that box. Thus, I decided and checked out other products from this brand and totally enjoyed using.Have reviewed few products Velvet Matt Lipstick   Liquid Matte Lips  Forever Shine Lipstick .Recently,I went ahead and purchased few more products and thought of sharing my haul with you all.

Let's get started...shall we? :)

About GOSH:
GOSH COPENHAGEN is a young and innovative cosmetics, bath & body and fragrance company based in Denmark. Founded in 1945 as a pharmaceutical company, GOSH COPENHAGEN quickly moved into the cosmetics industry. GOSH COPENHAGEN products are currently sold in more than 75 countries throughout the world.

All product development, production and distribution take place from our head office in Denmark, as we see no better way than overseeing all the steps ourselves. This way we ensure all products under the GOSH COPENHAGEN brand embody our identity and values.
                                   
                                   
                                   In Pic : Shown the Matte Lipstick, Shade# 023, Chestnut

First product is a lipstick.It's from the Matt lipstick collection.I purchased shade number 023,Chestnut.It's a brown-lipstick with red hues(mauvy undertones).It is so pretty.It's a very unique shade in my opinion and that's why I got this.It has a velvet matte finish which I love.It comes in a sleek-black plastic tube The packaging is sturdy & travel-friendly not flimsy.Check out full review of the mascara in the next post.

Claims :
· Matt finish
· Smooth and creamy
· Long-lasting, makes lips feel comfortable
· Increased pigment content for intense colour
· Natural waxes keep your lips moisturised and soothed
· Hyaluronic acid keeps your lips well-moisturised and smooth
· No parabens, dermatologically tested
                                         
In Pic : Shown the swatch of the lipstick

Price : AED 120

Quantity: 4g / 0.1 oz US
                           
In Pic : Shown Boombastic Swirl Mascara

In Pic : Shown shade name of the mascara 


Second product is a mascara.It's called Boombastic Swirl Mascara with argan oil.Isn't that intresting. The product comes in a neon-green cylindrical tube which attracted me a lot.The applicator has swirly bristles attached and the wand is huge.Love the packaging.Check out full review of the mascara in my next post.

Claims : It gives lashes XXL volume and spectacular length.
• XXL Volume
• Spectacular length
• Giant swirled rubber brush
• Bristels at the tip allows even more precise application
Argan Oil and Bamboo Extract improves lashes volume and vitality and makes them stronger, nourished and moisturised

Price : AED 80

Quantity: 13 ml / 0.4 fl oz US

                                 
In Pic : Shown Liquid Xtreme Gel Eye Liner

In Pic : Shown applicator of the eyeliner

In Pic : Shown the swatch of the jet-black liquid eyeliner

Third product is a liquid eyeliner.It's called Liquid Xtreme Gel Eye Liner.Shade number 1.It's a black eyeliner.It's very pigmented and has a satin-finish.It is jet-black coloured eyeliner.It stayed on my lids throughout the day and didn't fade away or smudge.It's a nice product.Totally enjoyed wearing it.It enhances the entire eye-look.

Claims This rich liquid gel eye liner combines long-lasting wear with a non-smudge, non-flake precision line to highlight and define your eyes. Easy to use, the liner glides without fuss and dries up quickly to help achieve your perfect look.

Price : AED 75

Quantity: 1.7 ML / 0.1 fl oz US
                                    

In Pic : Shown Velvet Touch Eyeliner,Shade # 018, I Sea You

                 
In Pic : Close up of the teal-green coloured eyeliner
                             
In Pic : Shown the swatch of the teal-green coloured velvet touch pencil-eyeliner

Fourth product is an eye-pencil.It's from their Velvet Touch Eye-liner collection.Shade number 018,I See You.It's a teal green coloured eye-pencil.Very pigmented and looks very nice on the eye-lids.It comes in a plastic pencil which needs to be sharpened.
Claims Give your eyes a dramatic look with this creamy and intense eye liner. Packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba oil, this eye liner also ensures to soothe and nourish your eyes.

Price : AED 45

Quantity: 1.2 g / 0.04 oz US

                           
In Pic : Shown 24h Pro liner by GOSH Cosmetics
                             
In Pic : Shown the swatch of the matte black kohl pencil

Fifth product is called GOSH 24 Hours Pro Liner.Shade number 002,Carbon Black.It's a matte black eye-pencil(kohl).This is the best eye-pencil that I have used so far.It is really very pigmented and lasts all the long.It has jet matte black finish.Looks amazing and I must say that it's really a great product.

Claims : A great long lasting liner, this pro liner is sure to become your favourite as it glides on your eye smoothly. This eye liner has an extremely soft and creamy texture making it easy to use.

Price : AED 49

Quantity: 0.35 g / 0.01 oz US

                             
In Pic : Shown the metallic eyeshadow stick in the shade# 03,Light Copper

In Pic : Shown the swatch of the eyeshadow stick.It looks like rose-gold colour. 

Lastly ,an eyeshadow stick(crayon) called Forever Eyeshadow in the shade 03,Light Copper.It's a rose gold coloured eyeshadow. It has a satin/metallic finish and is apt for suttle party makeup-look.It's decently pigmented and we can build it up very well.It can also be used as eye-shadow base. It can be applied on the waterline or inner corner of the eyes.It lasted on the eyelids for a really long time.I loved using this eye-shadow stick.

Claims This fantastic eye shadow stick gives a glittery, metallic look in one stroke and comes with a creamy texture that is easy to apply and blend. The extremely smooth texture allows for optimal playtime and blend ability to create your perfect look.

Price : AED 70

Quantity: 1.5 g / 0.1 oz US

Overall, I would like to say that you must give this brand a try.I must say that I'm impressed by all the products that I have purchased so far.Great quality and paraben free products! Plus the brand is cruelty-free.So cool. Have you tried any product from this brand?What's your take? Do share.


Availability:
In UAE,Lifestyle , Centrepoint stores.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review : Dr. Neem's Petroleum Jelly with Aloe


Hi All!

Hope you are doing great.

Today , I am going to review Dr. Neem's  Petroleum Jelly with Aloe.So let's get started.
Also,check out the full review of  Dr. Neem's Shower gel(Aloe & Yogurt) previous post.

About Dr. Neem:
To spread the hygiene and healthcare facilities to every door, we, Darlie Global FZC, a sister concern of Allianz International Holdings Ltd., has been working for several decades. There are thousands of brands available; however, they may not be affordable to everyone. To begin with, we invest largely on research and development to produce better quality products in affordable price.

Petroleum Jelly with Aloe Vera
                       
In Pic : Petroleum Jelly with Aloe Vera

Product Description:
The incredibly useful Aloe plant has been prized as a healing herbal remedy since ancient times. Not only does it nourish the skin from within, aiding moisturization, it also provides beneficial nutrients which boost skin functions. Get the real nourishment of Aloe vera with Dr.Neem petroleum jelly.

Price : AED 6

Quantity : 115ml

Shelf-life: 12 months

Ingredients:                             
In Pic : Ingredients of the product

My Experience :

Packaging:
The product comes in a white coloured plastic-tub.The green coloured lid needs to be pulled up in order to take out the product from the tub.There is a foil cover that comes as a protecting shield between the lid and the tub.Once we throw out the foil,it becomes very important to keep the product covered so as to avoid exposure to environmental stresses. All the details like quantity,shelf-life,ingredients are mentioned on the packaging itself. The packaging is very sturdy and the lid sits perfectly on the tub.Travel-friendly and compact packaging.Easy to carry along anytime anywhere.
                                             
                                            In Pic : Foil cover to protect the Petroleum Jelly
                           
Formula & Texture:
The colourless petroleum jelly has got a thick texture.It is easy to rub on the skin.It gets absorbed miraculously into the skin.Doesn't leave any white cast.Non-greasy by nature.


   
In Pic : Petroleum jelly in the plastic jar


Fragrance:
The product smells aloe-like(mildly) ,unlike any other petroleum jelly that I have used so far.It's very different and not that pleasant.The fragrance fades away as the time passes.

Effective?
Yes.It works.
  • The petroleum jelly has a thick texture and gets absorbed into the skin nicely.
  • Non-greasy or sticky
  • Aloe Leaf extracts have been used in this product.That's really cool as aloe helps in fighting skin problems like skin irritations,blemishes,sunburns,dryness etc.
  • The effect stays for about 7-8 hours altogether after which you might need to apply the product again.
  • This is a versatile product.Can be applied on dry skin,dry nail-cuticles,lips,elbow,knees, feet etc
  • It calms the skin irritation/dryness
  • It soothes the skin and the skin feels soft and supple
  • If used regularly,this product can make skin more healthy...definitely
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Apply this product before going to bed to get best results.
Con:
Tub packaging.Need to use either clean fingers to scoop out the product.Better to use a clean spatula for taking out the product.

Will I re-purchase?
Yes.It's a cool product and works fine.I recommend it to people who are looking for a nice product that can help their skin(body) related issues like dry nail-cuticles,dry elbows,knees ,feet etc.This product is made of natural ingredients like aloe vera leaf extracts...that's the USP of this product.

Rating : 4/5

Availability:
In all major hypermarkets & supermarkets in UAE.
Check out Dr. Neem products here:
http://www.neem.ae/

Azadirachta indica (commonly known as neem, nimtree and Indian lilac[2]) is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae

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Review : Dr Neem Dr Darlie Skincare/ Bodycare Products

Hi All,

Hope you are doing well!

Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the Dr. Neem skincare / body care products.Recently,I purchased two products : the Shower Gel(Aloe Vera & Yoghurt) and Petroleum Jelly (with aloe vera).This amazing brand has got skincare products i.e.body care,face care...also, oral care etc.These products were launched in GCC few months back and I wanted to try their personal care product-s.So,let's find out more about this brand and their interesting products!

About Dr. Neem:
To spread the hygiene and healthcare facilities to every door, we, Darlie Global FZC, a sister concern of Allianz International Holdings Ltd., has been working for several decades. There are thousands of brands available; however, they may not be affordable to everyone. To begin with, we invest largely on research and development to produce better quality products in affordable price.

Shower Gel(Aloe & Yoghurt)
                                     
In Pic : Shower gel with aloe vera & yoghurt by Dr. Neem

Product Description:
Dr. Neem brings the multi-power properties of Aloe Vera to treat a variety of skin conditions and the natural wrinkle- reducing properties of lactic acid from yoghurt to dissolve dead skin and tighten skin pores to its range of shower gels. Dr. Neem’s Yogurt and Aloe Vera Shower Gel creates a unique blend of a refreshing shower scent with the healing and moisturizing properties of these two powerful ingredients leaving the skin feeling secure.

Price : AED 16

Quantity : 250 ml

Shelf-life: 12 months

Ingredients:
                             
In Pic : Ingredients of the shower gel

My Experience :

Packaging:
The Dr. Neem's shower gel comes in a white-plastic cylindrical bottle that has a vibrant green coloured cap.It's a flip open lid.The nozzle is of appropriate size i.e. once we squeeze out the product enough amount of the product comes out at a time.Also, the bottle-packaging looks very attractive and is very hygienic in nature.Plus all the details like product-quantity, shelf-life , ingredients etc are mentioned on the packaging.Very sturdy, compact and travel-friendly packaging indeed!
                           
In Pic : Flip-open cap of the shower gel

Formula & Texture:

In Pic : Shower gel(Clear gel with a green hue)

The shower gel has got no colour.It's a clear gel with a hue of green colour.The texture is thin and the consistency is runny.Very lightweight formula.As soon as the product comes in contact with the water it lathers up very quickly.Very easy to work with.Non-sticky or greasy.

Fragrance:
Yes,the shower gel has got a pleasant fragrance.It smells like aloe mixed with a hint of yogurt.If you have smelled fresh aloe-leaves ever,you will understand what I am saying.Also, the smell doesn't last for long on the skin.It fades away from the skin after some time(let's say after ten minutes post shower,ehich I am ok with ).Not overpowering.People with sensitive nose can relax.

Effective?
Yes.
  • This shower gel is non-sticky and it is very lightweight
  • Retains skin-moisture(post bathing-session).
  • Doesn't cause any skin irritations, rashes,break-outs.
  • Didn't dry out the skin at all.
  • Skin feels refreshed and breathable.Leaves skin feeling soft.
  • Main ingredients: Aloe & Yogurt. Aloe is a very important ingredient.It has various benefits.Aloe keeps the skin healthy in the long run.It helps in calming and soothing any sort of skin irritation etc. On the other hand yogurt is a very nice element in skincare.It helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The lactic acid in yogurt helps dissolve dead skin and tighten pores. 
  • This shower gel is suitable for all skin types and didn't rip of the essential oils from the skin.May be because Glycerin is also present in this shower gel.
  • Ideally one to two pumps of the product should be sufficient (during bath).
Con:
Nothing

Will I re-purchase?
Would like to try some other variant of the shower gel from Dr. Neem.

Rating : 4.5/5

I highly recommend this shower gel to people who are looking out for a decent shower gel with skincare properties.


Petroleum Jelly with Aloe Vera (next post)
                       
In Pic : Petroleum Jelly with Aloe Vera


Availability:
In all major hypermarkets & supermarkets in UAE.
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http://www.neem.ae/

Azadirachta indica (commonly known as neem, nimtree and Indian lilac[2]) is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review : Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Hand Food And Hand Cleansing Gel

Hi All,

Hope you are doing well.

Today, I am going to share my thoughts on the The Soap & Glory skincare products : Hand Food & Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel from their well-known Sugar Crush collection.

About Soap & Glory:
Soap & Glory has been supporting the Clean of England since 2006*, when we started formulating fun, fearlessly world-class products to give every girl THE BEST BANG FOR HER BEAUTY BUDGET.
Within weeks of our first launch, the word – and the gloss – on almost everybody’s lips was our (now iconic) super-plumping SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™. Soon after, our all-time, dry-skin classic – THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™ – was voted Britain’s Best Body Butter and our MAKE YOURSELF YOUTHFUL™ anti-aging peptide serum took The Times Beauty Awards Gold Star. The bar was set high. And every single Soap & Glory product that followed has been brilliant.
Now proud purveyor of an absolutely fabulous full range of beauty, body and bath-stuffs, we recommend putting your products on with happiness and abandon, because we believe WHILE BEAUTY ABSOLUTELY MATTERS, IT DOESN’T MATTER ABSOLUTELY.

Price : AED 18 each

Quantity : 50 ml each

Shelf-Life : 24 months (for both the products)

Ingredients of the Sugar Crush Hand Food:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Titanium Dioxide, Benzophenone-4, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Limonene, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Seed Oil, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Water, Citric Acid, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Malic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Salicylic Acid, Denatonium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).


Ingredients of the hand cleaning gel have not been mentioned anywhere on the packaging or on the official website.

                                       

In Pic : Sugar Crush Hand Food


In Pic : Shown the flip-over cap of the tube


TRAVEL-SIZE HAND CREAM, SUGAR CRUSH™ FRAGRANCE
Amazing! Award-winning! Our legendary mini HAND FOOD™ (now in our irresistible sweet-lime SUGAR CRUSH™ fragrance) is Boots’ bestselling hand cream*. So trust us, girls, if you want soft, scrummy hands, you NEED this handbag hero. With moisturising shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow, it’s non-greasy, non-sticky – and there’s no way you’ll be able to keep your mitts off it.The most astonishing hand cream ever? You decide!

Instructions For Use:
MEND A HAND? Apply HAND FOOD™ Hand Cream as often as you want to soften, smooth and soothe dry, chapped, or otherwise hampered hands.
Source http://www.soapandglory.com/sugar-crush-hand-food-mini
                              

In Pic : Sugar Crush Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel

                                     

In Pic : Shown the product-details present on the bottle-packaging

In Pic : Shown the flip-over cap of the bottle


LIME AND VANILLA ANTIBACTERIAL HAND CLEANSING GEL
The ultimate in cleanZING (that smells ama-zing). Soap & Glory’s SUGAR CRUSH™ Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel is your must-have, non-drying, travel companion. In our irresistible SUGAR CRUSH™ fragrance.
WARNING: Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with broken or sore skin, and eyes. (If you do get HAND MAID in your eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water until you stop feeling sorry for yourself.)
FLAMMABLE: Keep away from fire and flames.

Instructions For Use:
BIG CLEAN: Deploy a generous splodge of Sugar Crush™ hand sanitizer onto your palms, then rub it all around your hands (covering all surfaces) and between your fingers until it absorbs. Re-use regularly.
Source http://www.soapandglory.com/sugar-crushtm-hand-gel

Why you should try this combo?

Hand Food (Hand Cream)
  • Nice and pretty packaging.All the details like quantity,ingredients ,shelf-life etc are mentioned on the packaging.The product comes in a pink-plastic tube and with a flip on head/cap.Easy to squeeze-out and use.Hygienic and travel friendly packaging.Love it!
  • Key Ingredients: Shea Butter,Macadamia Oil and Marshmallow
  • The white-coloured product has a creamy-consistency
  • It feels very light weight and gets absorbed into the skin easily
  • Non-greasy
  • Takes good care of the dry-skin.Keeps it nourished.
  • The hand food smells incredibly amazing(lemony).Not strong at all(depends from person to person).People with sensitive-nose can relax as the fragrance is not overwhelming and fades away after few minutes.

In Pic : Shown Hand Food(Cream)


In Pic : Shown Thin and creamy consistency of the hand cream.


Lime & Vanilla Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel
  • Attractive packaging.Transparent plastic bottle.Ingredients are nowhere mentioned.Details like quantity,warning,shelf-life are available on the packaging.
  • Sturdy & travel-friendly packaging.Did not experience any kind of product-spillage in my handbag.
  • Flip over head/cap.Need to squeeze the bottle to take out the product.
  • Key ingredients : grapefruit extract,lime,vanilla
    • The product has no colour as such but, has got a lemon-yellow hue to it.That's why it looks yellow in the bottle.Nothing to worry.It's a clear-gel.It has gel-like texture(of course).Thin consistency. The hand cleansing gel is very light-weight in nature.
    • This antibacterial hand sanitizer is effective.It smells citrusy(lime and vanilla fragrance).It leaves the skin squeaky clean.Skin feels fresh and breathable.
    • Non-sticky formula                                    
    In Pic : Shown the hand cleansing gel

    Macadamia Oil:
    Anti-inflammatory nature of macadamia nut oil can help soothe the skin and moisturize it at the same time, leaving smooth, healthier skin behind.

    If you love citrusy-fragrances then you must try out these products.These products are really great and work fine.I am sure that you will love these products.💯

    Will I re-purchase?
    Yes

    Rating : 4.5/5

    P.S. It's a repurchase.I had purchased this combo for the very first time (few months back) from @bootsmiddleeast .

    Really love the combo.I'm impressed.


    Availability:
    In UAE,Boots Pharmacy stores.

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    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Review : Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater

    Hi All!

    Hope you are doing well.

    Today, I am going to share my thoughts on Mario Badescu's aloe ,herbs & rosewater facial spray.This product has been so raved about by many beauty-influencers.I went ahead and purchased it as I ran out of the rose-water spray that I was using.Let's find out together if this product is worth the HYPE. :)

    About Mario Badescu:

    Mario Badescu is the name that continues to transcend generations and span the entire life-cycle of skin: from powerful acne solutions to potent anti-aging treatments, we customize regimens for every skin type and concern imaginable.Simple, gentle and effective is our philosophy—and for that, we’ve become a touchstone of quality skin care.


    Product Information:
    Revitalize skin with dewy radiance. Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or mid-day pick-me-up, our cult-favorite facial spray helps revive dehydrated skin anytime, anywhere. It's a rejuvenating mist infused with herbal and botanical extracts (like Aloe Vera, Gardenia, Rose, Bladderwrack and Thyme) that help soothe and re-energize skin—giving it a healthy, radiant glow.

    #MBSKINTIP:
    To give your makeup a dewy finish, spritz your favorite brush or sponge before blending in foundation or concealer. Once you're done, mist your face as a final step to add radiance. For an extra refreshing and cooling boost, store the bottle in your refrigerator.

    How to use?
    Mist onto face, neck, or hair as needed. Use it to infuse more hydration before or after applying moisturizer, as a pick-me-up on the go, or post-makeup application to give skin a dewy finish. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

    Price , Quantity: AED 56 / $ 7 for 4.0 oz (118ml) &
    $ 12 for 8.0 oz

    Shelf-life : 24 months

    Ideal For : All skin types
                                               

    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water, Eau), Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Canina Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract,Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20,Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Chloride, Citronellol, Geraniol, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 42090 (Blue 1)
    Source : https://www.mariobadescu.com/product/facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-and-rosewater#?tab=ingredients

    My Experience:

    My skin-type : Normal to oily

    Packaging:
    The product comes in a white coloured(transparent) plastic-bottle.It has a product-dispensing nozzle attached.So hygienic.Once pressed,the nozzle dispenses appropriate(enough) amount of product at a time.We need to spray 2-3 times(as per your liking) to cover an entire face.All the details like product quantity, ingredients,shelf-life,how to use etc are present on the packaging. The packaging is very compact and travel-friendly. Yay! There are different sizes available which is really cool.I love love love the packaging!
                                   

    Formula & Texture:
    The orange-coloured face mist has a very fine texture and it spreads evenly on the skin.Not runny...unless we spray more than the required amount.Love the formula it's really soothing and keeps skin moisturized.
                               

    Fragrance:
    The product has very nice fragrance.It smells just like a mixture of fresh roses and aloe.Pleasant... smells great!It is not strong and after few minutes the smell fades away.Nothing bothersome.If you have sensitive nose...relax...you will hopefully enjoy this product.

    Effective?
    Yes,totally effective.
    • Firstly,the product spreads evenly and gets absorbed into the skin(face/neck) within two minutes or so.
    • When the product sets,it clearly gives out a very glowy skin-effect(dewy) which looks amazing.
    • The product feels very-light on the skin.
    • It never made the skin look overly greasy or oily...just gave the right amount of the suttle glow.
    • Love using it as a moisturizer.Works fine.
    • Can be used as a toner and it keeps skin clean...love it.
    • Love the ingredients: rosewater and aloe.Really great for skin.Also,this product is paraban-free and the brand is totally cruelty-free how cool is that!!!❤
    • Did not break the skin out
    • Experienced no allergic reactions
    • It's very easy to apply...anytime.Leaves the skin feeling fresh.It can be sprayed easily on the go.It rejuvenates the skin...seriously!
    • I won't suggest using this product as a makeup setting spray (as claimed by the brand), because this feels kinda sticky and might spoil your makeup(in my opinion).
    • One bottle would last for about two months (max) if used regularly.
    Con:
    If you spray the product and touch your skin in let's say a minute you will feel the stickiness/greasiness...it takes time to get absorbed into the skin.So, give it some time to get totally absorbed into your skin.

    Overall, I would like to say that the Mario Badescu's facial spray is simply amazing and works well. Every time I spray this product on my skin, I feel great and delighted.
    It literally awakens and uplifts my mood as it smells great. Highly recommend it.

    Rating : 4.5/5

    Have you tried this product? Which is your favourite skincare brand. Do share.

    Check out the product here:

    https://www.glamazle.com/mario-badescu-facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-and-rosewater.html

    https://www.mariobadescu.com/product/facial-spray-with-aloe-herbs-and-rosewater#?tab=learnmore

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