“This mask is like a big glass of water for parched skin.” – Sephora.

This summer has been particularly harsh, and especially so on my skin. The heat and humidity play havoc on the face, and add to it the contrast of the harsh, icy-cold air-conditioning indoors.

The skin is crying out for hydration, yet a greasy formula would lead to breakouts. What a dilemma! This is where this wonderfully light, yet refreshingly hydrating gel mask comes into play. Today I introduce to you the Sephora Hydrating & Quenching Gel Mask.

A celebrity tattoo artist turned beauty maven, Kat Von D is a girl after my own heart #girlcrush The highlight of my week was receiving an entire stash of the brand new Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners. From basic nudes to perky reds, passionate purples and absolutely craaay colors only Kat can do, the range has something for every kinda girl out there.

 

I was going to swatch all the colors for you (will do… keep watching this space), but this morning I was hit with an absolutely brilliant idea… what better way to honor the Queen of Tatts than a tatt inspired swatch? A dried rose in my vase got me inspired to have a play. Scroll down to see what I came up with…

I got introduced to Canadian-born makeup brand Cover FX at the Sephora Middle East Summer 2017 launch, and have been contemplating on using the cute little Cover FX Click Cream Enhancer I was given ever since.

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I am not sure why I took this long. As a beauty blogger I get inundated with a wide range of makeup goodies, and this wee product was getting side-tracked to the back of my trials list. 

When it comes to foundations, I always believed a higher price tag would guarantee a better finish. I rarely use foundations, and reserve them for special occasions or a bad case of breakouts. I therefore have very few foundations in my makeup stash, most of which range on the higher end of the pricing spectrum.

And then I got sent a bag of goodies from drugstore brand Max Factor. With this came the adorably compact Max Factor Pan Stik:

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Swedish makeup brand IsaDora is still relatively new in the UAE, although the brand was established way back in 1983. Reasonably priced, fragrance-free and clinically tested, IsaDora can be bought across a long list of retail outlets including Lifestyle.

I was recently sent this absolutely #Isadorable bag of IsaDora makeup, and got busy playing with my new stash. I even came up with a very doable, everyday makeup look and wanted to share this with you here…

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If you’ve been following my Beauty feeds, you already know I have quite an obsession with organic skincare products. Although we are spoilt for choice as Dubai dwellers when it comes to retail therapy, there seems to be a dearth of high-quality organic skincare brands, most of which are accompanied with hefty price tags.

 

Well I have some good news for you… We now have a brand new online store that does the dirty work for us, and curates an ever-changing list of natural and organic beauty must-haves from every corner of the globe. Aptly named Green Chic, you are bound to find something for every skin-type and budget on this site: www.greenchicme.com

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Green Chic was kind enough to send me a couple of beauty goodies, both brands being new to me. Today I want to share my thoughts on the Melvita Pulpe De Rose Plumping Radiance Duo with you. 

This Ramadan, GOSH Cosmetics launched a whole new range of fantabulous makeup. This great value Danish brand makes makeup super easy and accessible to every woman, and is available across a wide number of outlets across the UAE.

One of my favorites from the generous pileup of brand new GOSH makeup I received is the GOSH Primer Plus+ Skin Adaptor Chameleon.

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Named after nature’s very own color-adapting chameleon, this creamy white primer has the ability to adapt to any skin-tone, making it a ‘one product for all’. But this is just one of the many features of this multi-tasking product. Read on for more…

The heady scent of aromatic Oud has long been an integral part of Arabian culture. Originally derived from agarwood and burnt as an incense (dehn al oud), the classic scent has since been bottled and remixed, and has even found its way into the global arena of perfume-making.

Are you an Oud addict? I have great news for you… aptly named after Oud lovers, ODICT is a brand new range of unisex eau de parfums of Saudi/Kuwaiti origin, yet created in France, the scent capital of the world.

Whenever I happen to browse the isles of The Body Shop, I am hit by a sense of nostalgia. This British brand has been around for ages, and was my go-to destination as a teen. My very first lipstick (the now discontinued vanilla-scented peach pencil), my first proper bottled scent (the heady hit of Vanilla Body Mist that takes me back to the high-school corridors of my youth) were all treasured milestones in my beauty journey, all from The Body Shop.

The lipstick may be discontinued (and replaced with a rainbow of brand new formulations), and I might have grown out of over-sweet vanilla, but I recently picked up something I had discovered almost 2 decades ago… The Body Shop ElderFlower Unperfumed Eye Gel.

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