I am a huge fan of natural, organic beauty products, and as a Dubai dweller, I am extremely proud of Shiffa, a home-grown organic beauty brand conceptualized and created by Dr. Lamees Hamdan.

The name ‘Shiffa‘ is derived from the Arabic word meaning ‘to heal’. Delving into the beauty secrets of ancient Arabia, the brand encompasses a unique holistic stance at skincare. At the Sephora Middle East event last month, I spent a good deal of time chatting with the ladies at the Shiffa counter. They are introducing a host of brand new products for Summer 2016, and many of their best-loved formulas are getting a makeover, ensuring they are now 90% organic.

I have been using the Shiffa Olive and Mint Cold Pressed Arabian Soap, and wanted to share my thoughts on this pretty parcel.

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Last Thursday, I was invited for a makeover session courtesy Gosh Cosmetics. In all honesty, I had never heard of the brand, and curiosity got the better of me. Will the range really be super spectacular and have me going ‘Gosh! Why were we not introduced earlier?’ Read on for my verdict… and some pretty amazing, brow-raising ‘before & after’ clicks 😉

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I am a huge fan of Dr. Hauschka, and it has been a struggle finding their gorgeous, organic beauty products in the UAE. Then I discovered Bashara Care, an online beauty store operating in the UAE, and got super excited!

One of my favorite products from the Dr. Hauschka range is the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. It was my favorite facial cream during my late teens, and when my little parcel of Dr. Hauschka goodies arrived from Bashara Care (exactly one day after placing my order!), this little tube brought back a whole flood of memories.

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I have a rather tragic tale to tell. I was sent this absolutely gorgeous bag full of beauty tools from The Vintage Cosmetic Company courtesy Boots Middle East, and got click-happy as soon as I got them out of the bag.

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Then…horror of horrors…I lost the camera’s memory card! And here’s the thing; I had already thrown away most of the packaging, and packed up the lovely tools nice and compact into my beauty drawer.

The other day I was cleaning out my makeup stash, and was amazed at how many lipsticks I owned in near-identical shades. The brands might be different, but overall I have concluded I am more of a berry-lipstick girl. My lipsticks tend to belong in the berry family of deep reds and hints of purple.

What kind of lipstick girl are you? Do you tend to over-buy berries like me? Or are you into nudes? Or perhaps all your lippies fall in the somber hues of browns and deep maroon?

I decided it was time I broke free from my lipstick stereotype, and got busy Googling online for ‘out of the box’ shades. This is when I discovered Lime Crime, a makeup brand for unicorns!

With a plethora of beauty brands in malls around Dubai, I’ve walked past my local Inglot store a number of times but only recently ventured in to have a play.

Image taken from the Inglot website.

Stepping in, I transformed into a child in a candy store. The store is so vibrant with colours in every shade imaginable, and its all out there for everyone to have a play with! The lovely store ladies even give you beauty brushes to have a go as you please.

Neal’s Yard Remedies, the multiple award-winning British skincare brand, has always stayed true to their holistic stance for beauty. The brand was created in London’s Covent Gardens, and base their luxury organic beauty range on age-old apothecary practices.

I love the fact that all their products comprise mainly of organic, naturally derived ingredients. Being free of chemical nasties including paraben, Neal’s Yard Remedies products, in their signature deep-blue glass packaging, take up most of my bathroom shelf-space and I really cannot get enough of this brand!

I have normal to dry skin, and given the cooler months are fast approaching, I headed to Neal’s Yard Remedies looking for some extra hydration for parched winter skin. The lovely lady at the counter suggested I tried the Neal’s Yard Remedies Orange Flower Nourishing Night Cream.

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