March 2016

Mesaudo Milano Diva and Top Model Lipsticks and lip liners – Review and Swatches

Hola ! How are all of you doing ? As a beauty blogger, I am always on the look out for new brands in makeup and skincare to try. I recently came across this wonderful brand, ‘Mesaudo Milano’ and you guessed it right, through my favourite app, Instagram. In today’s post I will talk about Mesaudo Milano lipstick and lip pencils range and also present their swatches.

Mesaudo Milano is an Italian cosmetics brand and just recently launched in UAE.  What really attracted me was Mesaudo Milano’s lipstick range ‘Diva’ as it so goes with my blog name ‘Diva Beauty’. They have a wide range of products for makeup, nail care, hair care and hair equipment like straighteners and curlers, accessories like brushes and makeup tools and Skin care too. They have amazing lipsticks and will be reviewing the same today.

Diva Lipsticks :


‘Diva’ range has a little shimmer to all the lipsticks and why wouldn’t it be? You should shine and sparkle like a Diva. They have shades like Angelina, Jennifer, Julia, Audrey, Uma, Sharon, Brigitte, etc, all name of Divas. There are 14 shades in all.
It is actually a pearly lipstick providing a silky soft touch on your lips, an ultra luminous make up result and a super soft, lightweight texture. They are long lasting too but might need a touch up in between. Sharing pictures of two shades that I picked up,  Sofia and Julia.

Sofia is a Pink Pearl Lipstick and Julia is a Rust Pearl Lipstick.  These range is good for occasions.

Top Model Lipsticks :

The next range close to Diva which I liked from Mesaudo Milano, was the ‘Top Model’ Lipstick range. Who doesn’t like glamour baby? So be a Top Model wearing these lovely shades. ‘Top Model’ lipsticks are highly pigmented formula, matte and elegant finish for a velvety make up result. They are great for my dry lips. They are superb long lasting and stay for hours together since they are matte. There are 14 shades to pick from. My picks from Top Model lipsticks are Eva and Nadege. Sharing the pictures with you sweeties.

Eva is a Pink Nude matte lipstick and Nadege is a Brown Nude matte lipstick. These range is perfect for daily wear and for formal meetings as well.

Lip Liners :



Now sharing the Lip liners with you. I got two Xpress Lips in the shade 110(Brown) and 105(Pink) and one Aqua Kiss Lip liner 104(dark shade of Mac Soar). Aqua Kiss Lip liners are more long lasting than Xpress Lips.

These products are available for sale @makeup.oasisae .

I hope you enjoyed the read and the swatches. Have you ever tried Mesaudo Milano Lipsticks before? If yes, please share your reviews and shades and feel free to comment below as well. Don’t forget to join me on other social handles like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Links can be found on the right hand side of the blog. Until next time, see you and love from my side !

Glambox and Avène Collaboration – March 2016 Glambox products

Spring Has Sprung. Get The L’Eau Down On Hydrating Skincare With Avène

** GlamBox teams up with Avène for their hydrating skincare products reveal **
Now that spring is upon us, it’s the perfect time to refresh your skincare regime. From cleansing to hydration, to moisturising and beyond, there is so much to think about. To make life easier for you and in keeping with their innovative approach to business, this March, pioneering Skincare Brand Avène, unveils a new partnership with the Middle East’s beauty box company, GlamBox.ME. I was invited to a bloggers event where we got an exclusive sneak at all the wonderful products that would be a part of Avène and Glambox March 2016 . Let’s have a look.

Avène Thermal Waters History
Avène enjoys a rich heritage, beginning in a small village of the same name in Southern France. Located in the Orb Valley, Avène is nestled in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Park. In 1736, Marquis de Rocozel’s horse was known to be suffering from a stubborn case of pruritus. The horse was healed after a few swims in the Orb River. It wasn’t long before word got out about the healing properties of Avène Thermal Spring Water, as slowly patients began to arrive to bathe in the water. In 1871, Avène’s Thermal Spring Water was shipped off to the USA to heal the burns victims of the Great Chicago Fire. In 1874, Avène Thermal Water’s spring was officially declared to be of “Public Interest” by the French Government.

Dedicated to Dermatology
A skin care line based on water, Avène products are validated by stringent tests of tolerance and hypoallergenicity. The active water enjoys a low mineral composition and is known to be soothing and anti-irritating.
Avène and GlamBox are proud to bring you the ultimate hydrating Luxury Beauty Box with a gorgeous selection of products that will leave your skin dewy, hydrated and what’s more, protected from the harsh rays of the sun.
Let’s take a sneak peak!
1. Avène Thermal Spring Water

Enjoy a refreshing spritz of gentle Avène Thermal Spring Water. Comprised of water captured directly at its source, your skin will feel wrapped in soothing softness. Designed with a myriad of uses in mind, use Avène Thermal Spring Water to calm sunburn, skin irritation and facial redness. Soothing and calming on diaper rash, the gentle purity of the water is also excellent for use after make-up removal, hair removal, and shaving too. Better still, Avène Thermal Spring Water instantly refreshes the skin after exercise and makes the perfect accompaniment to your travel accessory bag.
2. Cleanance Soapless Gel
Cleanance – the gentle, soapless base cleanses your skin gently, leaving it feeling purified, sparkling and refreshed. Glyceryl Laurate regulates excess sebum plus it mattifies your skin leaving your complexion shine-free. The addition of Avène Thermal Spring Water not only soothes but softens too making Cleanance Soapless Gel one of your springtime skincare heroes. Ideal for oily, blemish prone skin. 
3. Avène Very High Protection Tinted Cream SPF 50+
Now that your skin is effortlessly cleansed and hydrated, turn your focus to protecting your skin with Avène Very High Protection Cream. This tinted SPF 50+ cream offers vital broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection. Other benefits include long-lasting photostability and efficacy thanks to the unique complex of photoprotecting agents, antioxidants and AvèneThermal Spring Water. This glow getter is paraben-free and water-resistant too. Suitable for dry, sensitive skin. 
4. Avène Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+
The perfect sun care protector for normal to combination sensitive skin, Avène Very High Protection Emulsion stands out from the crowd with the addition of Monolaurin – which is both sebum-reducing and anti-irritating. Other benefits include broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection, long-lasting photostability and efficacy and the welcome addition of AvèneThermal Spring Water. Water-resistant and paraben-free, pioneering sun care products from Avène are, quite simply, a force to be reckoned with.
Be quick to grab yours, as this beauty box will not be available for long as subscriptions close every month on the 14th day. 

You can become a Glamista and subscribe to GlamBox.ME by purchasing packages of 3, 6, or 12 months from as little as AED 70 per month. GlamBox.ME is currently available for subscribers in the UAE and KSA. So, what are you waiting for?

For more details, come on over to www.glambox.me, discover the latest beauty treats and trends before anyone else and subscribe to our monthly beauty indulgence.

Svelta Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub Review

If you are a Coffee lover or Addict or you just love body scrubs, this product is just for you. Can I already smell Coffee? Recently I was introduced to this American brand called ‘Svelta’ and they were generous enough to send me ‘Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub’. Many of you must have not heard of this brand, but I am pretty sure by the end of this post you will definitely end up grabbing one. Coffee and sugar make this body scrub, a fabulous scrub combination along with vitamin E, olive and almond oil. Today I shall review, Svelta Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub.

The reason I agreed to try Svelta Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub is that, it has natural ingredients and No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Sulfates, No Petrochemicals, No Triclosan, No Dyes and above all No Animal Testing. What more do you want? I was least assured that it would not cause any harm to my sensitive skin.
About SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub:
Moe Kittaneh, Dubai-Born Entrepreneur created a luxury natural beauty line with hand-picked ingredients to give the most luxurious experience. SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub not only leaves skin silky, supple and invigorated with 100% natural, ultra-nourishing botanicals, it’s scent is inspired by his homeland. Growing up in Dubai, Moe Kittaneh always remembered the scent of Cardamom. Moe says the scent is so divine it almost becomes haunting, you start to dream of it, you desire it. 
This sweet and spicy scent gives the Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub a true at-home spa experience. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice, after saffron and vanilla, giving you a true luxurious at-home experience. 
In addition to an exotic, sweet and spicy scent; SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub uses Coffee, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Organic Raw Sugar to tone, smooth, heal, nourish your skin. Coffee not only contains caffeine, but is rich in antioxidants. Caffeine draws out excess moisture from your skin making skin look and feel smoother. Combines with Organic Raw Sugar, a natural humectant meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. It helps hydrate your skin and is also another source of glycolic acid that encourages cell turnover and generating fresher, younger looking skin. Raw Sugar polishes away dead skin without any irritation while Olive Oil softens, Coffee tones and Cardamom adds a delicious, luxe aroma.

Packaging:
The packaging looks pretty luxurious and it comes with a classic and chic golden lid and a huge transparent jar. It is non slippery and has a good grip. It contains 470 ml of the product. The pot is quite heavy and not suitable for travel. You could transfer a small amount in a minature pot for travel with the help of spatula or spoon.

Application:
Scoop a small amount of Svelta Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub with the help of spatula or spoon on to your moist or wet hands and rub between the palms. You can also patch test on your hand to check if it suits you. But I am sure it will as it is natural.
After you are sure it suits you, apply it to moistened skin using circular motions depending on your skin type and until your desired exfoliation is achieved. Rinse with soap and water.
Texture:
The texture is rough as it has raw sugar and you could feel it a little harsh on the skin. It is good for sensitive skin as well and not a cause of concern at all.

My Verdict:
When you just open the jar, Oh my God! I just can’t describe the feeling. You smell good coffee with cardamom. The aroma lasts for hours together and can be used for special occasions.
You could feel it slight harsh on your skin for the first time as it has a rough texture, but I was amazed at the results after application and rinsing. My skin never felt so extra extra smooth, supple and silky. I am falling short of words to describe how soft or super soft my skin felt. I couldn’t stop touching and feeling my skin again and again. It is a luxury overload !!!! The Olive Oil in the scrub provides superb nourishment that you can skip your body lotion too. It has become a must-have product for me, specially for the winters.
I suggest using once a week and also for your special occasions. It is a little messy to use this body scrub, but it is nothing against the product pay off. It is a little pricey too but who doesn’t like to indulge in luxurious pampering and that too at the comfort of your home…..
I am super impressed by this product and I can go on and on emphasizing the product pay off. It is a wonderful luxurious scrub. A must have scrub for those have rough or flaky skin or have an issue of lot of dead skin cells. You really need to try this to know about it. This is a good way to reward or spoil yourself. Luxury at its best !!!!
Price: 
$48 on Svelta website. (Click Here to purchase it right away)
For more information on various Svelta products, log on to: https://www.sveltatan.com
Hope you enjoyed the read… I would love to hear from you about your favourite body scrub. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please feel free to comment below.