The Body Shop Haul- Winter Edition.

Hello there! Lovely people of the internet !!

Of all the seasons, that we have, in this world, Winter is my most favorite! Its chilly and makes you wanna get cozy.. Sip a few cups, of hot chocolate with your loved ones and watch movies.. you know, all the good stuff!

But for those of us, with extremely dry skin, winter also brings along a flashing “skin alert” sign! The cool temperatures, although amusing, are very harsh for us dry skinners….

So, I decided to go full on Body Shop this year. I did a Body Shop Haul, in a previous post and also did a review on their Camomile cleansing oil, Here. I was really happy with the purchase and decided, to go take a look at their winter collection. DSC_1002As most of you may be aware, that their body butters have always been popular for their richness and moisturizing capabilities, I obviously had to pick up, their winter collection body butters. I went for this box, with medium sized butters simply because I wanted to try all of them. I did use testers but I wasn’t sure (obviously greedy) what I wanted to pick up. This was more cost effective though.

Its also, needless to say, that the money I saved, after buying smaller butters, was spent on other goodies 😉 which I will be sharing very soon.DSC_1005All three of them, have no name except for being called the Body Butter. Just realized that. That’s weird, given they always have a fruit or food, to back up the scent and colors they use…

Well moving on, I gave them names, depending on the fruit printed on the lids :p yeah.. I’m THAT smart..DSC_1010The plum butter, has a really fruity yet pleasant aroma. Its not very strong, but I would call it moderate, for the sake of comparison between the three.DSC_1012The Green Apple has a subtle, fresh green fragrance. Its definitely new to me and I quiet like it. If you don’t like, moisturizers with very strong aromas, then this would be perfect for you.DSC_1013The Pomegranate, has the strongest aroma of all the three. Its flowery, feminine and a perfect gift for somebody who LOVES smelling of flowers and walking around giving people headaches, from the sheer strength, of the fragrance of their moisturizers! 😉  It kinda’ reminds me of the body shops Cherry Blossom line, super strong and flowery and sweet smelling. Go for these two, if you like that.

Of course, all of them have the same formula and are quiet moisturizing, without being overly thick and greasy. That’s the perfect combination in my opinion.

The next item I picked up was this giant. Hawaiian Kukui Cream. When I saw this I knew I wanted it, even before I tried it, just look how delectable!DSC_1015It worked in my favor, that this body cream, has a beautiful fragrance and slight mousse like texture, which is surprisingly, quiet moisturizing! I have used a lot of “mousse” body and face products and they are quiet disappointing. But this guy right here, was a catch. I really love it and I would probably re-purchase it. Its got a light, woody, relaxing aroma, without being too overpowering and I LOVE that!

After having filled my body butter supplies, I had to pick something for face care and these are what I went for..DSC_1016The Vitamin E line because why not! I love this line from The Body Shop. Its perfect for dry skin and quiet effective. The eye cube, was my free addition to Buy 2 get 1 free deal. I’ve only just been using it a couple days and I don’t see any drastic changes yet. However, I cannot give a review, without having used it for a while.

The Moisture Serum and Face mist are one of my all time favorite things to pick from there.

All in all, I had a good shopping experience and am totally satisfied with the purchases I made. Let me know if anyone of you, out there, is using the same products. I would love to know, hows its turned out for you!

Happy winters!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Body Shop, has not paid me, to write this review. Everything mentioned here, is based on my personal opinion.

 

 

September Empties!!!

Hey all!

September has come to an end. I thought long and hard, about what I should post about next and came up with this post.

I love reading about and watching, people talk about regular (or high end products), that have worked for them. So, maybe some one would enjoy my September empty products too!

They are not very many, so this will be a quick round up 🙂

DSC_0770First up, is my all time favorite, Nivea Soft Cream! I have used this cream for many, Many years and find myself, going back to it, over and over again. I believe in the simple formula- If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! The best part about this, is that it is quiet affordable and not as expensive, as some of the other creams out there. It works wonders for my dry skin and I have used tons, of this stuff. Plus, now that winters are fast approaching, this baby, will always be with me.

Next up, is the Avene Thermal Spring Water.

DSC_0771I had mentioned this stuff in my Boots Haul post. It was the first time I made this purchase and that happened because I got two, for the price of one and also because I was intrigued 😛 Well that happens, to the best of us (don’t judge)! I wrote about, the multiple uses of this thing and even though, I feel like, its good value for money- I don’t think I will be adding it to my essentials list just yet. I mean, I use it on my face, some time in the day, to feel refreshed- especially after running many chores. Or sometimes, just before putting on makeup. That’s just because I have it, but its not a necessity just yet.

DSC_0767The Body Shop Vitamin E intense moisture cream, is also one of my favorites. I don’t use it regularly, but just when I feel, my skin needs some extra moisture, I pull this one out. You know, damage repair. Its costly no doubt, but its worth the purchase 🙂 I have used it, paired with the Vitamin E night cream and they do work really well!

DSC_0769The Body Shop Vitamin E, Overnight Serum in Oil….. this my dear people, is the boss, of all things moisturizing! I am in L.O.V.E. with this!!! I use it before bed, almost everyday and I can see the change the next morning. Whatever this thing does, is awesome and you should definitely try it! Can’t wait to go back and get a new one!!

The last product on this list is

DSC_0758Why NOT!?! My previous post, was all about this guy. Why?? Because this baby is awesome! I have already used this one up and the second one is almost half way through. If you want to learn more about it, check out my last post!

Lemme know guys…have any of you used these products? Do they work for you as well? They’re not very high end I know 🙂 But sometimes, simple things make ALL the difference!

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The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm-Review!

Hello there everyone!

How are you lovely people feeling today?? I am feeling pretty excited because I’m going to venture into product reviewing, for the first time! I have written a little bit about certain things/products in the past, but I’ve never dedicated an entire post to it.

Anywhoo, lets get right into it! Now…The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm, has won me over! I love using it and have used it many MANY times, in the past one month.

DSC_0758 If truth be told, I’ve wanted to get my hands on this baby, ever since I heard Lisa Eldridge mention it, in one of her videos. I don’t usually go for skincare products applauded by many you tubers, but she happens to be well known in this department and knows what she’s talking about. So I tried, many times, to buy this cleansing balm, but it was always either unavailable or out of stock.

After I found this, on the- Buy 2 Get 1 Free- offer aisle, at The Body Shop (Gate Mall), I absolutely had to pick it up! I have dry skin…and by dry skin, I do not mean the regular kind, where you apply moisturizers and its settled. NO!  By dry skin, I mean as dry as the Kuwaiti desert! So cleansing balms, are the things I usually go for, as opposed to cleansing mist, water, etc. you get the idea?

DSC_0760 The Balm, has a coconut oil type consistency. It looks, feels and melts exactly, like coconut oil would. The only difference is that this guy can be washed off with water, without leaving any greasiness behind!  The coolest part however, is that its a very good cleanser and takes off any makeup, right off! Gentle massage and its done! The good thing is that you can use it on a regular basis and give your skin some well deserved pampering 🙂

I hate applying weird smelling products on my face, so the relaxing scent is a plus for me *thumbs up* 😀

DSC_0762 However, if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients, please avoid using it. Also, I cannot tell if this would work for oily skin as well, but since it washes off easily, that shouldn’t be a problem.

I have not had any allergic reactions to it, in the past month and I am really happy with the product.

Final Verdict: I am Happy with this purchase and my skin feels refreshed and moisturized at the same time. I will definitely be repurchasing this Cleansing Balm 🙂

Have any of you used this product? Let me know how it worked for you 🙂

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. The Body Shop, has not paid me, to write this review. Everything mentioned here, is based on my personal opinion.

The Body Shop Haul! Kuwait..

Hey everybody!

This post has been in the making (by which I mean, on hold) for a while now! I remember posting a picture on my Instagram feed and then completely forgetting that I had to write this one up!

PhotoGrid_1441214291136 Well, recently, after my 10 KD Make up experience, I have started looking at the Body Shop differently. I always used to go there for their range of body butters, shower gels and perfumes; but I have recently discovered some new products that I am planning on using again.

Anyway, these are the things I bought:

DSC_0744 Green Tea Exfoliating Soap, Camomile Cleansing Butter, Vitamin E Night Cream, Solid Oils Lip Balm and Argan Oil Massage Soap.

DSC_0746I have used the Vitamin E Day and Night Cream in the past and since I was getting them for free, after having made the rest of the purchase, I picked two! They had a Buy 2 Get 1 scheme going on and I got pretty good deals on some of the stuff.

DSC_0748 This Lip Balm was also among the freebie baskets, so yeyyy!!! I have never used this before. The only lip products that I have used from the Body Shop, are their Lipsticks and Lip Tint. I am really looking forward to using this lip balm, but since I am already in Love with my boots one (which I mentioned in my Boots Haul post), I see no reason to start with this just yet.

DSC_0750 Next up, is this Cleansing Balm which I had heard of, a couple times and had been looking for, for ages! But for some reason, every time I went to the store, they would tell me it was out of stock. I was very happy to have found this because there were only five left. I ended up picking 2 because….why not! I have had the opportunity to use this a LOT  recently and I’m satisfied with the product.

DSC_0752 The Exfoliating Soap and the Argan Oil Massage soap are both new to me and I have not used them yet. I will definitely post a review once I know how they are.

Have you used any of the products mentioned here? I would love to know how its worked out for you 🙂

 

The new Shades post!

Heylo there everyone!

Its been a while since I last posted, but all of us have those days when we feel we don’t even have time to breathe! Well the last few weeks, were super crazy for me and I couldn’t find time to sit and post a word!

Anywhoo, I’m back and am dedicating this post to the sustainabledaisy ! Simply because she’s SO gorgeous AND I went ahead and purchased these snazzy pair of shades, when I saw her rocking them in the aforementioned post!!

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They are not the usual kinds I’d go for, but they are beautiful! I think you can rock them with any kind of dress, that’s how versatile they are.

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know I’ve been shopping recently and this is just one of the treasures I picked up. I got lucky and found these shades at Aldo, for a good discounted price! Here’s the other one I picked up:

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Grab some cash and go pick these up from wherever you can find them 🙂 I’m in love!

 

 

 

MakeUp Challenge! 10 KD!!

Hey everybody!

I don’t know about you, but You Tube is my new google. So, a couple weeks ago, I came across a bunch of videos by the name “20 $ Makeup Challenge” and it caught my attention immediately!

As most of you may know by now, I live in Kuwait and the currency used here is Kuwaiti Dinars. On converting 20 US Dollars into Dinars, the amount I got was 6.05 KD. Now, 6 dinars will probably, not get me the same value for money [in terms of makeup] as $20 would, in the US. So, I decided, to give myself a little more room for bargain and increased the amount to 10 KD.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are some places in Kuwait, where you can buy makeup within 6 KD, but that is when you go for very cheap makeup, which may or may not be good for the skin. I wanted to make sure that I get to pick brands, which had some validity and background. Someone that I could sue, in case it gave me an irreparable skin disease 😛

So, the challenge was to find makeup that completes a basic makeup routine. Which means you should be able to cover – Eyes, Lips and Face. I tried to look into, as many brands as I could find in drugstores and the makeup aisles in malls but for some reason, I couldn’t buy everything in one brand. First I was aiming at the brands I’m familiar with- Bourjois, Maybelline, NYX, Mac, etc. but then I decided that I might as well, use this opportunity to try out something new.

The first stop was Body Shop. Now, I have used some of body shop lip products but I never really looked into their makeup until now. The first thing I picked up was this:

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I left the reduced tag on so you could see that it was on offer and cost me 3 dinars. I don’t know why, I’ve been bothering with all the other foundations and such, when I could’ve gone to body shop and picked one of these! Lemme tell you guys, this thing is fabulous! It has just the right amount of coverage and their ‘flawless’ claim, holds true! The first time I applied it, it reminded me of the subtle coverage that my MAC mineralize foundation gives me. Its light and gives a very natural finish. The Tea Tree oil smell is however, quiet prominent when you apply it, but it fades off.

The brand that I later, came across was Misslyn. Its a German brand and I had never used it. You can read about them here. The rest of the things I picked up were from this brand, simply because they fit my challenge criteria and if I did buy some other brand, I would’ve crossed the 10kd limit.

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EYES

Lets start with the eye shadow palette. I picked their Party palette because it had both matt and shimmer colors. So you can use it for day and for later in the evening.This cost me 3 kd.

 

 

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Blush

Next up is the blush. I picked their Pink Cloud blush and the color looks exactly like my Bourjois Rose! The Bourjois blush is much softer in texture, but the color output from both is the same. Its not very heavily pigmented, so it can be built up, depending on how intense you want it. This cost me 2 kd.

Moving on to the next item:

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Lips

This thing here cost me 1.250 kd. Its in the color 38 and its a beautiful red, which can be lightly patted on with the fingers to look pink or used to create a strong red lip! *thumbs up* score!

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Concealer

The last item is this, which cost me absolutely nothing! I caught the brand on a promotion, of buy 2 get 1 free. I think this was the best thing ever because I got something useful and without having to spend more than I had wanted to! If however, I were to pay for this, it would’ve cost me 1.500 Kd, which was still within my budget so yeyyyy! By the way, the texture of this similar to the Revlon color stay Concealer. The revlon is much thicker and this one is a little light.

So here you have it! A 10 KD challenge, that was well met I guess 🙂 Hope you guys enjoyed this post and I encourage anyone out there [who wishes to] to take up this challenge! Don’t forget to link me in your post, if you do! I’m really looking forward to what others might find in their 10dinars!

Tons of love!

Affordable Makeup Haul!

Hey all!

During my hunt to find affordable and good quality makeup, I have looked into, some of the drugstore makeup brands and makeup brands local to Kuwait. I ended up purchasing, a few items I have not used before. I’m also aware that, some of these items, are not available everywhere. The brands I purchased were: Isa Dora, Flormar and Inglot. I have used Inglot before but the other two are new to me. Also, I’m not going to review these products in this post because I want to use them, for another week, before I pass a verdict on their quality and use.

Isa Dora is a Swedish beauty brand and it seems to be popular for its affordability. Its available at some Boots stores, here in Kuwait. They claim that their products are safe for use by people with sensitive skin! So yeyy for that! You can check their website here.

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Isa Dora

I picked up the Isa Dora Pro Tect Face primer, Lift & Cover Firming Anti Wrinkle Foundation and their Face Sculpt in Nude. The rest of the stuff, a mascara, lip gloss and nail polish were free gifts! So I get to try out most of their products! Yeyy! DSC_0474As you can tell its got a Bronzer, Blusher And Highlight. I picked it up immediately because currently, I have a Too Faced- Natural Face, Natural Radiance Face Palette and I absolutely love it!  So I wanted to see if this would come anywhere close to that. I’m not trying to compare the two because the too faced palette has a cream blush, luminizer and concealer as well. I just want to see if I can create the same effect with this one. DSC_0475The face primer comes in a tinted shade as well and on retrospect it seems, that it would have made more sense, if I’d picked that up instead, but I really wanted to try their foundation as well.

Moving on…Flormar Cosmetics, started up in Italy but have been based In Turkey for the past 40 yeas or so. They used to make nail polishes, but later ventured into all makeup. You can read about them here.

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Flormar

I picked up their Perfect Coverage Foundation, Full Coverage Concealer, Illuminating Primer and High Performance Volume Mascara. I had also wanted to pick up their blush.. and bronzer.. but I just couldn’t choose between all the gorgeous colors!! They were beautiful and I wanted to buy almost all of them! As for the bronzer…I cant even… it was the size of a CD! Like really, it was HUGE! In the end, I settled for the above and made a mental note, to return when I was satisfied the products were worth the spend.

AND if you have not noticed in the picture above, that IS a Rotating Mascara! Yes, I KNOW !! Anyone remember the Lancome Oscillation Mascara and the Estee Lauder Turbo Lash Mascara?? Well my friends, Flormars got you covered:

DSC_0481I dunno, if I’m supposed to mention it here, but psssst…its amazingggg !!!! Sorry guys, but I couldn’t hold off, until the review blog because I’m in love with this thing!!! If only we knew…

Next up is Inglot..Read about them here. Among the three, Inglot seems to be the most popular. They are all over the world and they also have the “freedom system” which I adore. You start with a one time purchase of their palette, and then you can get refills, for lesser price later on..so super cool…*thumbs up*

DSC_0483As you can tell, that is the carry bag and those two are just lip colors. I did not buy a palette simply because I wanted to try them out first! I have used Inglots liquid blush and its so delicious, nevertheless, one must test make up products before investing full on.

DSC_0486All the above makeup brands, are quiet affordable and range along the lines of any other drugstore brands. If anyone out there, doesn’t want to invest, in very expensive makeup, then you should definitely give these a try. I know, its a little scary, to try new brands, that you’ve never heard of, but you can always read about them online. The world is your google my friend! 🙂

Disclaimer: All the above brands, were purchased, by me personally and I do not represent any of the above mentioned brands. This is not a sponsored post.

Kuwait Makeup Haul !!!!!

Hello there everyone!!

If you remember my post about Organizing makeup with IKEA, you would recall that I ended up clearing out, a LOT of my makeup. Mostly, because it was either too old or stuff I never really used.

So any way, that led to me buying a whole lot of new stuff! And I am sooo excited to share everything with you because I’ve been purchasing makeup, over the past couple of weeks. That’s because I didn’t want to spend too much on expensive products and also because I really wanted to limit myself into a budget, so I could research the market thoroughly. I did however, replenish the products that I have used previously and wish to continue using.

I have used makeup, long enough to know, that you shouldn’t use cheap products on your face, unless you’re okay with skin problems [some of us learnt that the hard way]. I’m pretty sure none of us are fans of that! So I researched a LOT before I could get myself to buying the following products. Since Kuwait makeup market is considerably newer for me, Some of the products are new to me too. I do wish to review them, sometime in the near future. The others I have been using for the past few weeks and reviews are all on their way.

BUT for now, I just wanted to give you some eye candy, so you may sleep better tonight. 😀

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Keep checking back for the reviews on these and to learn where I bought some of this stuff.

Is it just me, or does it really look delicious enough to eat?