June 19, 2017

BURBERRY Nail Polish in Oxblood No. 303 Review and Swatches

This hot weather, dryness and fasting are really taking their toll on me. Somedays I feel like I haven't accomplished as much as I could have. I am such a morning person, its hard for me to stay up till 10pm, let alone eat iftaar! The lack of sleep has started to show on my face but the worst is dryness! My hands are so dry, it is unreal. I take baths to exfoliate as much as I could and hope things will return to normal once the fasting period is over. 
Anyways, so I went for a little Eid shopping on the weekend and picked up this shade from Burberry. I really liked the Military Red from Burberry Nail Polishes and thought I could try something a bit deeper. Surprisingly, I do not own any nail polish that is this shade. OPI's Casino Royal is close but Burberry Oxblood is more red than brown making it more wearable at all times of the year. 
My Eid outfit is quite bright and has hints of this oxblood color in embroidery, so I felt that this shade will be nice. 
Its a gorgeous shade that can be built up to a really dark oxblood/burgundy shade. In the swatches I am wearing 2 coats. Keep reading for more.. 

BURBERRY Nail Polish in Oxblood No. 303 Review and Swatch

June 13, 2017

ERBORIAN Glow Crème Illuminating Face Cream Review and Swatches

I am not a fan of holographic effect on my face and I successfully stayed away from the "unicorn themed" everything trend. Its just not for me. However, I love highlighters and if used correctly they can make a huge difference on how you look and feel. Makeup for me is not 'transformation', its about feeling great, looking polished and still be authentic to myself.  That's how I feel about it and that is the very reason why I share so many amazing skincare products because a healthy skincare routine is all you need to look great day in and day out.
So when I got the Erborian Glow Creme in my mail I was a little hesitant to use it because it said 'holographic effect' on the packaging which (again) I am not a fan of. But, boy was I wrong?!
The effect on face was much subtle compared to the swatches in natural sunlight that it reminded me of Guerlain Meteorites! The best part is that it doubles as a face primer. I can't wait to share more with you about this really cool glow creme/highlighter, so keep reading.

June 1, 2017

ESTEE LAUDER Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelée - Review and Swatch

For the past couple of months I have been using the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Eye Gelee on my under eye area and I felt today was the day to share the results of this new product with you all. Let me start with explaining my eye situation. I have fine lines and dark circles ever since my second child was born. Its been 4 years and those dark circles are not giving up! I've tried a slew of products to get rid of them and some products worked but my favorite is my under eye concealer :D
You guys know that is a quick fix for hiding any imperfections but overtime the desire to keep my eye area nourished and younger looking escalated many folds. Eyes show the signs of aging before any other area on the face and I needed a great product to make my eyes look fresher and younger.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelee is a multi-action, fatigue-fighting eye treatment that helps eye skin look and feel firmer, radiant and deeply nourished. That is all I ever want from my eye treatment and what makes it even better is that it works to improve skin's visible firmness, reduces the look of lines, wrinkles and puffiness, and brightens the look of dark circles.
Did this work for me? Lets find out.

May 28, 2017

GUERLAIN Maxi Lash Mascara Set Review and Swatches

I got this mascara set during the Sephora VIB Sale last month and it seemed like a good deal which includes the Maxi Lash mascara and a mini eye firming cream and toner. This is my first Guerlain mascara ever and its weird because I have only ever used Guerlain's meteorites and nothing else! Some brands are perhaps not as attractive to me. Majorly because  I was rejoicing my love affair with the Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara and I still feel that is the best one I have tried so far.  
Anyways, so lately I am thinking a lot about my under eye area and how I can make it look better. I am hoping to like the mini eye firming cream because the full size is quite expensive and it better deliver some results. 
Guerlain's Maxi Lash Mascara looks quite old fashioned to me. It has a soft bristle brush and I used to love them but the technology in mascara formula, wands and bristles has come a long way now; this felt like a dated version that still hasn't been pulled out of market. A lot of people love the Maxi Lash Mascara and I understand that because there are good results. You have to see the swatches to find out if it truly lives up to the higher end expectations. 
For swatches and a full review keep reading...

May 13, 2017

Dr Teal's Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath Review

My favorite way to unwind and relax is a soothing warm bath especially on a Friday night and sometimes when my muscles are sore after a gym class. I rejoice keeping my eyes shut, soaking all the goodness of essential oils and letting go of everything harmful. Its like yoga for me - pampering my mind, soul and body to 20 minutes of stillness. I feel so blessed to able to take baths without any disturbances as my kids have grown up a little bit. They are four and six years old but now they understand, that they can have more fun doing their own activities than chasing me around the house. It wasn't an easy journey to reach this point and even today I have to tell my kids to not ask me for anything until I get out of the bathroom. Yes. They listen. Hallelujah!
Last year the only gift I wanted on Mother's Day was a peaceful bath without having them around my bath tub looking at me or begging to jump in the tub or doing all kinds of things to force me out of it. And this year, I could actually take pictures of a bath foam, in my bathroom, and write a blog about it on a weekend! Unreal!

Dr Teal's bath salts and foams are everyone's favorite, especially mine because they are so soothing, gentle on skin and great for my sensitive skin. Today I am sharing this new product from Dr Teal's. Its called the Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath - Restore & Replenish with Pure Epsom Salt an Essential Oils.  
Dr Teal's Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath

May 12, 2017

Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q Hair Dryer Review

You have to watch me show off my hair at the end of this review. That is how excited I am, to share this new hair dryer from Conair Infiniti Pro. Previously my hair would get so frizzy after blow drying that I had to straighten them immediately. Not any more. In fact, I literally have no more frizz and its a lasting effect. I am so happy to find this affordable, high quality hair dryer and I can't wait to share the details.