My little take on #PimplePositivity in last Friday’s Wknd magazine by Khaleej Times.

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What’s not to love about subscription boxes? They are the ‘from me, to me’ gift we all deserve… with an element of surprise thrown in.

Dubai beauty buffs are spoilt for choice with so many monthly subscription boxes in the market that are dedicated to makeup, skincare and general wellness. If you are looking for a makeup option, Doll Me Up is a great choice as this monthly box only caters to high-end luxury brands at very affordable rates.

Unboxing a Doll Me Up box is a treat in itself. Each box comes with 5 different products from different brands. Here’s a look at what I found in mine this month:

Let’s face it, organic skincare is big business these days. Many new brands are coming out of the woodwork banking on keywords like ‘natural’, ‘organic ingredients’ and even ‘superfoods’. Our beauty shelves are exploding with options, but take a good, close look at the labels and you will still find many incomprehensible names on the ingredients list, and only a minute percentage of the key ingredients they boldly print on the front label.

I am a skincare addict. I proudly admit I bought into the ‘natural skincare’ bandwagon well before it was a trend, and have been studying ‘good for you’ skincare ingredients with so much an inquisitive gusto that I’ve been whipping up DIY Face Masks for as long as I can remember. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m a sucker for great highlighters. Of all the highlighters I’ve had the pleasure of trying, my unbiased favorite is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in C-Pop. It’s a universally flattering shade, and no one seems to get the formulation as spot-on as Becca. Their pressed powder highlighters are so beautifully milled with just the right amount of believable sheen, and they never expose unsightly pores as many ‘sparklier’ counterparts tend to do.

Whilst the C-Pop has this gorgeous pale pink champagne hue that sits well for day to night, the Gold Pop shade is all out glamorous and perfect for that Summer Diva look.

Lucky me! I got sent the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Gold Pop, in all 3 formulations; liquid, cream and pressed powder. How do these formulations differ, and which one suits your beauty needs? Read on for more.

Did you know that extra virgin coconut oil is the only oil on the planet that has been proven to have the ability to permeate into the shaft of human hair and thereby enhance its overall quality? This claim has been backed by clinical research in Princeton University, yet this beauty secret has been passed down for generations from mother to daughter in southern India.

Pure, unadulterated coconut oil has been the base of many Ayurvedic beauty secrets, and premium Korean beauty brand StarSkin has harnessed the power of coconut oil and time-tested Ayurvedic herbology to create a brand-new hair mask, complete with a blend of four other Ayurvedic superfoods.

Mango + Coconut = Tropical Dreams Come True

This super sweet and satisfyingly refreshing combination of flavors is just the kick-start I need for a busy, sunny day of work.

I hope you love this smoothie as much as I do. For starters, its super quick and easy to do (under 5 minutes… time me!), is totally vegan, gluten-free and packed with all-natural goodness.

Eid Mubarak my loves! Here’s wishing you a wonderful festive time with near and dear ones, truckloads of love and blessings and decadently aromatic feasts. What are your Eid Al Fitr plans?

Blessed to have a 4-day weekend! We are spending the first day with family, and the festivities are the perfect excuse to glam up and get all that ‘over the top’ bling out for some daylight from the dark crevices of my wardrobe.

My exotic outfit was shouting out for some bold, Indian-style makeup. I envision Indian makeup to be a combination of dewy, sparkly gold and red so I went for bright red lips using the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, and a shimmering gold eye look, complete with an eyeliner flick that would make Cleopatra proud.

All the makeup used for this look is from Sephora Middle East.

First there were sheet masks, and now we have rubber masks! I got this rather freaky looking mask from the Sephora beauty event early last month, and finally decided to give it a go.

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This, my friends, is the Moist Lover Rubber Mask by Dr. Jart+, yet another innovative skincare product from Korea that is exclusively available at Sephora in the Middle East.

As the name suggests, the sole purpose of this mask is to really, really up the moisturizing level of the skin. Given I have normal to dry skin, I was hoping my face would really soak up all that moisturizing goodness. 

As much as I love my eggs sunny side up, I often smear uncooked eggs on my face. Gotta love DIY Beauty.

This super simple face mask really does deliver on an instant, dewy glowing complexion and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. And for those of you who fear the stench of raw eggs, the orange and honey really do manage to mask it up!

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This is NOT a recipe post 😆 . As much as I love my eggs #sunnysideup I often smear uncooked eggs on my face. Gotta love #DIYBeauty . Tezzy's DIY Eggy Glow Mask ✨ . Step 1: Take 1 Al Jazira Golden Eggs (their fortified eggs are enriched with extra skin-loving Omega 3) & seperate the egg white. Whip till frothy #armworkout . Step 2: Squeeze the juice of half a mandarin into the egg white. Freshly squeezed orange is high in Vitamin C, great for #glowingskin . Step 3: Add a generous heaped teaspoon of honey. Honey is a natural antibacterial and soothes, moisturizes and protects the skin . Step 4: Whip it all up together . Step 5: Brush onto the face evenly. Allow to dry slightly, and add a second layer . Step 6: Wash off after 15 minutes #YouGlowGirl . . E G G Z E L L E N T M A S K I N G . #eggmask #skincare #aljaziragoldeneggs #dubaibeauty #homemademask #naturalbeauty #diymask #organicskincare #egghead #huffpostwomen #facemask #dubaibeautyblog #masking #dubaibeautyblog @huffpostwomen @bbcgoodfoodmiddleeast @wkndmag #beautyregime #middleeastblog #skincareblog #onmyface #skinglow #notarecipepost #naturalskincare @goldeneggs_aljazira

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K-Beauty lovers rejoice! Korea’s much talked about skincare brand Vitabrid is now available in the UAE market.

Harnessing the power of Vitamin C for flawless, ageless skin, Vitabrid C¹² offers an innovative, scientifically advanced range of skincare formulations for all skin types.

I have been using the Vitabrid C¹² Face Brightening Powder for the past 3 weeks, and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

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✨ K-Beauty lover's will be super excited to hear that award-winning Korean skincare brand Vitabrid C12 has finally launched in the UAE ✨ . Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is also an essential ingredient for collagen synthesis . The Vitabrid skincare & haircare range is formulated with 12-hour Transdermal Vitamin C, and this new-age technology promises you will 'C the difference' . I've been using the Vitabrid Face Brightening powder, a concentrated powder formulation you have to mix in with water before application. Review coming soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @vitabridmena @vitabridusa @vitabridc12 #vitabridmena #vitabridc12 #vitabrid #kbeauty #skincareflatlay #skincare #beauty #beautyblog #skincareblog #dubaiskincare #middleeastinfluencer #vitaminc #koreanbeauty #vitamincfacepowder #vitabridfacebrightening #antiaging #hyundaiibt #flatlayuae @flatlaystyle @flatlayuae #dubaiblog

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