Skincare derived from natural ingredients is not a passing fad, but should be incorporated as a way of life. Sadly most organic beauty brands come with hefty price tags. I was therefore thrilled to discover the very affordably priced, high-quality WoMn Cosmetics.

WoMn Cosmetics is an Abu Dhabi-based natural beauty brand conceptualized and created by Croatian pharmacologist Goran Vestermajer. The name of the brand is dedicated to his beautiful wife and business partner Nena, and stands for ‘Wife Of Mine Nena’. 

 

I have an inside joke about my hair. While others talk about the cliche ‘silky mane’, I claim mine’s more like cotton in texture (even bordering linen on particularly dry, frazzled days). With all that bleaching, the constant humidity and a need for washing it out far too often, my hair is crying out for some serious TLC.

Already a huge fan of the sheet masks and many of the innovative skincare products that fall under the ‘made in Sephora’ umbrella, imagine my excitement when Sephora announced the launch of its very own overnight hair masks!

Imagine combining the healing power of gemstones with beauty. Such lavish thought, such sought-after luxury can only be conceptualized in the Middle East. A brand new skincare brand pioneered by a pair of Kuwaiti princesses and proudly made in the UK, the very concept of Prismologie had me excited the very first time I saw it filling up my social media feeds.

I was sent these absolutely adorable sample-sized tubes to try, and wanted to share my initial thoughts on the brand with you here today.

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It’s one thing to have a loving husband who buys you all the beauty products you crave for, and another to have one who creates an entire brand of gorgeous, certified organic skincare under your name! Proudly a UAE product, this is the real-life story of Goran and Nena, the talented husband and wife duo behind Abu Dhabi-based WoMn Cosmetics.

 

In 2015 Goran, a Master of Pharmacy graduate from Croatia with over 16 years of work experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, decided to experiment with creating his very own skincare concoctions at home. He lovingly called his range WoMn Cosmetics, as ‘WoMn’ stands for ‘Wife of Mine Nena’. What a lucky girl Nena is!

For centuries, women have been turning to nature for reliable beauty rituals, ones enriched with the power of natural ingredients that have only recently been hyped by marketing gurus in the beauty industry. DSC_4981

I for one love to experiment with churning up my own recipes. At other times, I explore the shelves of commercial counters. But then I discovered Green Chic, a UAE-based online shopping site that does the homework for you… the site curates interesting natural beauty brands in one place, all affordably priced and delivered all across the UAE.

But why turn to natural beauty products? What’s new in the market? And what makes GreenChicME.com a great site to shop at? Today I introduce you to the very lovely Vila Vasoodaven who gives us an insight on all this and more…

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. 

A couple of weeks ago, a mystery box appeared on my doorstep. Inside was a beautifully iced cake, in the form of a pair of leaves, and a miniature sugar-molded top-hat sat in its midst.

No sender id or address, but apt for today’s times, the cake came with a hashtag #IndulgeInWellness Quite a juxtaposition if you ask me, cos this ‘healthful’ looking pair of leaves was infact a rich, indulgent chocolate cake in disguise! Perhaps the cake was loaded with wellness? We didn’t think much of it, and finished it off by the forkful. 

Isn’t online shopping an absolute Godsend? I for one am a total online shopping addict. Given my crazy busy schedule of working full-time, juggling home, mummyhood and a blog to boot, my trips to the malls in my off-times have become very limited. And don’t even get me started on weekend parking woes!

Given I am a beauty junkie (which lead me to beauty blogging in the first place), one of my favorite online stores is BasharaCare.com

Bashara Care boasts of one of the widest range of skincare, hair care and makeup needs in the Middle East, and they do same day delivery to beauty junkies like me living across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Yes you heard that right… same day delivery! These guys have absolutely amazing customer service!

Before I get too carried away about this online gold mine for beauty needs, let me tell you about my latest Bashara Care delivery; the Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream.

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I am a huge fan of natural beauty, and am always on the lookout for beauty products made of natural, ethically sourced ingredients. I was therefore very excited when I got contacted by Khadi.

Named after the iconic spun cotton that gained patriotic status with Gandhi’s ‘Khaadi Movement’ way back in 1918, the Khadi beauty brand has been around since 1963 and has only recently become available in the UAE through their online store.

I was sent a lovely assortment of Khadi goodies, and have been incorporating these into my regular beauty regime.

A household commodity who’s very name is used as a universal form of endearment, honey has long been a prized commodity for health and beauty. Cleopatra bathed in it, and Madame du Barry (the infamous last mistress of Louis XV) used it regularly as a face mask. Honey has been a prized nectar across timelines and cultures, and this bespoke amber liquid comes in many tastes and forms.