Since its inception in 2002, Bio Oil has had a cult following across 20 countries worldwide, and has won over 242 skincare awards to date.

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Bio Oil is a topical oil that claims to work wonders for reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, and add life to dehydrated and aging skin. The product has been a topic of hot debate, with supporters touting it to be a ‘miracle oil’, and cynics reevaluating its ‘breakthrough’ ingredient, PurCellin Oil.

I’ve always been a beauty hoarder. I am a marketer’s dream (ironic, considering I’m a marketer myself!). I fall for the latest gimmicks, and the prettiest packaging, but I seldom play with my paints.

After attending a number of beauty events as a blogger, I’ve become more adventurous in my quest of morphing into a makeup artist, and the recent months have seen me splurging on a number of gorgeous brands, and gorgeous, gorgeous colors.

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my makeup trials. This is what’s #onmyface today:


Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a multi-purpose dry oil that can be used all over the body, inclusive of the face, body and hair. This multitasking beauty oil hails from France, and has a cult following from all over the globe. Apparently 1 bottle of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is sold every 5 seconds somewhere in the world!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse review

I had the privilege of being a Reader Judge for Aquarius magazine’s annual Aquarius Beauty Heroes edition featuring top beauty products for 2015. Do look out for me in the October issue of Aquarius! As a Reader Judge, we went through a mountain of beauty goodies,and this is where I got my first whiff of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. 

‘When’ face masks are the latest sheet-masks to hit the UAE beauty scene.

The Koreans are pioneers of the sheet-mask concept, and it is of little wonder that the ‘When’ brand also hails from Korea.

I tried the ‘When Makeup Base’ mask this weekend, just before a special date night with hubby, and loved what it did for my complexion.

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There are many under-eye products out there, most claiming to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. However, it has been pretty challenging to find an under-eye treatment that is designed to combat dark circles.

When I heard of Kiehl’s Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate, I knew I had to try it. I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s and their breakthrough skincare lines, and given the number of late nights I’ve been having these past few weeks, I thought it would be the perfect time to put this product up for trial.

Urban Veda is yet another exciting new organic beauty brand to hit the UAE market this summer. Launched in the UK this year and having bagged a number of prestigious beauty awards already, the name ‘Urban Veda’ conjures up holistic beauty regimes from India. The brand uses the ancient principles of Ayurveda to recreate high-quality beauty products infused with the goodness of natural ingredients that have been tailored to the skincare needs of the 21st century.

Ayurvedic wisdom stems from addressing the different ‘doshas’, a term used to describe the physical and emotional tendencies of body and mind. On the Urban Veda website, you can actually do an online quiz to find your dosha type, and this will help narrow down your choices from the Urban Veda range.

I have been using the Urban Veda Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish for the past week, and this lovely cleanser has been a great intro to the brand.
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We were at Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort & Spa last weekend. It was a one-night stay, and hubby was already grumbling about how I tend to over-pack.

To be honest, I’m pretty sensible when it comes to packing clothing. I take the bare essentials. It’s the toiletries that weigh me down. However, this time round, I think I pretty much nailed it. Here’s a look into my beauty must-haves for a weekend away:

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I’m always on the lookout for high-quality beauty products that can multi-task, and was therefore super excited when I came across Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm.

This ingenious little pot of goodness is four beauty steps rolled into one: it can be used as a cleanser, nourishing mask, a highly moisturizing face cream and a therapeutic facial massage balm!

Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm is one of the brand’s most loved products, and it has won a number of prestigious beauty awards. To commemorate Neal’s Yard Remedies’ 10th anniversary, the Wild Rose Beauty Balm packaging got a facelift! In collaboration with artist Alice Shields, the stunningly flowery fuchsia design is a limited edition only, so I had to get my hands on this jar!

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