In the recent months since they’ve launched in the UAE, I’ve become pretty addicted to shopping on the lookfantastic.ae website. This online beauty store stocks everything from skincare, haircare, bath & body and more, and what makes this site more fascinating for me is the fact that they stock so many well-reputed brands that were previously unavailable in our region.
One of these brands happens to be REN Skincare. I’ve seen rave reviews about this brand, and was super excited to find them on lookfantastic.ae
Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the very first beauty exhibition in Dubai that was dedicated to K Beauty. Korea has really taken the lead with innovative skincare, and I was pretty blown away with the wide range of brands and brand offerings that were on display.
Hello Beautiful! How’s the holy month of fasting going for
you? Hope you’re staying hydrated and at your radiant best. Hunger is not
really a concern for me when fasting (I stock up well in Iftars!), and I’m
getting over the thirst issues despite the summer heat by really glugging in my
2 liters post sundown. My greatest challenge is the sleep deprivation.
I get up for suhoor (the early morning meal) at 4 am, diligently
do my prayers and keep hitting the snooze button when my alarm cries out its
5.30 am again. Yes, I have a very early morning start given the school run and
the traffic to work.
The lack of sleep was creeping up on my face in the form of unsightly dark circles and puffy bags under my eyes, so I thought this would be the perfect time to give the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream a try.
If you’ve been following my blog and my social media feeds for a while, you already know I am a huge fan of Neal’s Yard Remedies. Originating from Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden London, this organic skincare brand has been around for over three decades. Love their holistic approach to beauty and their entire library of pure essential oils.
What’s not to love about a good old body scrub-down? I am a body scrub hoarder. I have a collection of body brushes, I whip up homemade scrubs in my kitchen, and tend to buy a whole stack of branded scrubs ranging in scrub-strength.
Have you tried UK skincare brand Soap & Glory before? If you are a regular at Boots Pharmacy, it would be hard to miss seeing their pretty pink products on the shelves. Love their packaging and retro-style branding.
I was recently sent 5 of the best-selling body-scrubs, and asked to declare one as my personal favorite. Each scrub is uniquely different and caters to uniquely different needs so it really was a tough choice (oh the perils of being a beauty blogger… lounging in my tub trying one decadently scented scrub after another!).
I may be a slacker in many other departments, but when it comes to my bedtime ritual of really cleansing my face, I adhere to it with the staunch religious piety of a newly converted nun.
I cannot fathom the thought of going to bed with even the lightest veil of makeup. Doing so is a cardinal skincare sin, and is akin to marinating your pores in makeup (and you have the after-effects to show when you wake up looking like you’ve had a rendezvous with The Grouch from Sesame Street).
I’m a die-hard sheet-mask addict. Aren’t the Koreans absolutely brilliant to come up with this super easy, mess-free concept of slapping on a sheet drenched in skin-loving serum and removing it without the need for any form of cleanup?
Cult beauty brand Sephora Collection has gone all out with a brand new range of sheet masks, all inspired by the fruity goodness of Mother Nature and they have a flavor for every occasion!