October 2016

New brand launch : Ghawali, a new oriental fragrance concept

It is the moment you spray a Perfume, the moment when the Bokhour permeates into your clothing and you inhale the heady scent. It is a moment of reflection, a personal moment where you layer fragrances to achieve your own unique scentand it is a time honored tradition which has been passed throughout the generations.
Ghawali appreciates these precious moments and their link with tradition and have created all of our luxurious Fragrance and Bath and Bodycare lines with the sole purpose of re-wakening these fragrance rituals and renewing your senses.

Rooted in heritage and originating from the early development of perfumes in the region, “Ghalia” was a word used to describe the precious and expensive scents the traveling merchants brought to the region, offering the Royal families their own exclusive scents, or “Ghawalis” as they came to be known.
Ghawali understands your need to possess your own precious “ghalias” and the desire to remain linked with culture and heritage through these fragrances, yet we present a contemporary offering. They realize the importance of the traditional elements of Perfume, Oil, and Bokhour yet also understand that scent accompanies you in all facets of grooming, thus we also cater to your Bath and Bodycare needs.
They have developed their luxurious collections specifically for the layering ritual, allowing the heady scents to envelope your skin at every touch point. From our Purifying Shower Gel to the final spray of our long lasting Parfum, your skin and senses will be treated to layer upon layer of beautiful fragrances and formulas.
Their unique fragrance creations are developed from the finest ingredients found in the region; Indian Oud, Amber, Damask Rose, and Sandalwood to name a few, and formulated by expert perfumers who understand the nuances of Arabic Fragrancing and how important fragrances are to this region, not just as a product….but as a way of life.
And their boutique mirrors this notion. The moment you step into our boutique, your fragrance journey reawakens. By surprising and delighting at every touch point, we create memorable experiences specifically created to facilitate the ritual and layering aspect.
Coupled with a unique approach to personalized service and set within a luxurious surrounding, our tailor made offer combines Arabic Fragrance expertise and welcoming service and hospitality.
Store Locations
UAE – Dubai Festival City, City Walk 2
KSA – Nojoud Center (Tahlia st) Jeddah, Red Sea Mall Jeddah, Aknaz Center (Tahlia st) Riyadh

Dermalogica Precleanse and Daily Microfoliant Review

Dermalogica has been in the market for so long and I am sure all of you have heard about this brand too. It is one of the favourite brand of many salons and also of many skin care professionals. The salons have many facial treatments also from the Dermalogica brand too. The best part about the Dermalogica brand is that you can customize the products or the treatment suitable for your skin. Recently I attended a masterclass about the Dermalogica Hero products and today I will talk about the 2 products that I got for review, i.e. Dermalogica Precleanse and Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant.

Dermalogica products are extremely safe to use on all skin types specially the sensitive skin. None of their products have Scents, Artificial Colours, Parabens or Alcohol that would irritate the skin. Let’s now go ahead to discuss the 2 Hero products of Dermalogica.
1. Dermalogica Precleanse :
The smell of this Precleanse is like one of the fruit candy that I used to eat in a box in my childhood. Nostalgic completely ! It is a natural scent of the ingredients and no artificial scents have been added. The smell is not all annoying.  
Precleanse contains Olive oil, Apricot Oil, Kukui Nut, Borage Seed Oil and Rice Bran Oils. Even though it contains a lot of oils, it is not all greasy or sticky. Suitable for all skin types. It is perfectly alright to use this on oily skin too and not to worry about break outs at all. 
As the name suggest, it should be used before using the cleanser. Dermalogica Precleanse is a deep cleansing oil that melts impurities and makeup from skin. You should first begin to clean your face always with oil, if you have makeup all over your face. It dissolves oil-based makeup, waterproof mascara, sunscreens and sebum. It deep cleanses without compromising on the skin barrier, resulting in cleaner smoother skin. 
Precleanse has to be applied on dry skin, massaged then wet hands and then rinsed with Luke warm water. But it is just precleanse and you should follow it up with a suitable cleanser. Avoid this product if you are allergic to nuts.
2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant :
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a powder exfoliant which gets activated with water and forms a very soft foam. 
Daily Microfoliant contains Rice Bran, Papain, Phytic Acid, Brightening Complex of Liquorice, Rice and Grapefruit. It is suitable for all skin types. Be really careful when you pour the product on to your hand, as the first time I put it, I ended up having considerable amount of Daily Microfoliant and had to use it up eventually as I couldn’t pour it back in. 

Ideally around a pea size or half teaspoon powder on your hand should be enough. Mix it with a little water and rub it in between the hands to form a foam. Then apply this to your face. Since it turns into a foam, you can hardly feel the granules as they become negligible. It is very gentle compared to any other exfoliants and not at all harsh for my sensitive skin specially. The ingredients micro-exfoliate the dull skin parts, boost cell renewal and instantly leave the skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Their unique Skin Brightening Complex helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Though it is a very good product to use on a daily basis, but I don’t prefer exfoliating my skin daily and prefer to use it twice or thrice in a week. It is very gentle but yet very effective.
A word of caution :
* Don’t keep the lid open while having your shower, or else the entire product would be activated and would be wasted. Close the lid tightly after use.
* Don’t use daily microfoliant too close to the eye.
* It is very important to use sunblock or moisturiser with SPF, if you use microfoliant on a daily basis which gets rid of the top layer of the skin.
* Please perform a patch test, before you decide to invest in any skin care product, to see whether it suits you or no.
Overall Review :
Both the products are just fabulous. I just love love the precleanse and it one of the best makeup removers that I have come across so far. It has become an important part of my daily cleansing regime. Daily Microfoliant is just way too good for an exfoliant as the ones I usually use do erode my skin and cause a little redness. Daily Microfoliant was really very gentle on skin. Though Dermalogica products are little on the higher end price but a value for money when it comes for an effective skin brand. You will definitely see good results. They demonstrated all the products on me in the masterclass and my skin was glowing after it. Will definitely repurchase them. 
Precleanse – Dh 180
Microfoliant – Dh 245
Available at Dermalogica stores, Esthetic Sense, many salons across UAE, selected pharmacies and online at www.basharacare.com

I hope you enjoyed reading the review. Have you used the Dermalogica products as well? Which one of them is your favourite? Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below (I will be happy to read them all) and also don’t forget to follow me on all social media to keep updated with all in beauty, fashion and beyond !

Giveaway Time !

Yay! It is giveaway time. Here is a giveaway to thank all my fans and followers. It is because of all of you and your love and support, that I have reached here. Want to win all this? Read more to find out how…

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Bourjois supports Breast Cancer Awareness by My Pink Routine

My Pink Routine
Bourjois supports Breast Cancer Awareness!
For this engaging cause, Bourjois creates for you My Pink Routine!

To support Breast Cancer Awareness and all women during this month, your favourite pink products are brought together in this exclusive collection!
Increase awareness this October with My Pink Routine Collection and spread the word to all women!
Price UAE:
–          Rouge Edition Velvet no11 So Hap’pink – AED 79
–          Volume Glamour Max Definition – AED 69
–          Little Round Pot Blush no 74 Rose Ambre – AED 63
It is available at Wojooh Beauty, online at www.wojooh.com, Lifestyle, MAX and Boots pharmacies across UAE.
For more information, Join Bourjois on:

New at GOSH cosmetics : Seaweed Makeup Collection

Hola ! The weather is changing a bit now and I am enjoying it and of course with loads of long weekends. I loved playing with GOSH Cosmetics new range during these many holidays that we had here. If you really follow me on Instagram, you already know that it is my favourite obsession currently and one of the most loved brand too. I have spoken about this brand in my earlier post too. You can also check my earlier article GOSH Eyeshadow – ‘To Enjoy in New York’ Review over here . 
GOSH products are of high quality, cruelty free, paraben-free, vegan and very innovative too. This Danish brand has recently launched amazing Seaweed range of products including the fabulous Kit for Contouring and Strobing, Giant Pro Liner, Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel and much more… and today will talk about the same.

About GOSH :
GOSH is my favourite drugstore brand because not are they cruelty-free, Paraben-free and Perfume-free, but they are also natural. There are no harmful ingredients and it suits my sensitive skin as well. The new Sea Weed collection is absolutely gorgeous. The ingredients in the GOSH products nourish the skin , does away the dryness and gives back the moisture that are lost due to sun exposure . The ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid (which locks in lot of moisture), Argan Oil, Botanic Oils, Vitamin E, Seaweed , Sea Minerals, etc. Seaweed is known for banishing Cellulite, smoothing out wrinkles, and also known for anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Now you know why I love their products 🙂 
Let’s talk about the New GOSH Seaweed Collection one by one :-
Contour N’ Strobe Kit :

Gosh released 2 Contour N’ Strobe Kit (in Light and Medium). Light is good enough for light to medium skin done and Medium for Dark skin tone. It is a beautiful round palette and the size of almost the palm of the hand. It is a must have quattro (4 parts) featuring a highlighter, semi matte blush and two matte essential bronzers to contour, strobe and define perfectly. Basically everything that you need for a flawless sculpting and highlight the facial features.
I am using the Light one 001. All four shades have an ultra-light, soft and creamy texture, is easy to apply and blends easily together and above all highly pigmented, hands down!! It compliments all skin tones and is Perfume and Paraben Free. 

The Light 001, has a Blush : Light Peach, Highlight : Light Beige, both have a soft shimmer with a hint of sparkle. So, this quad is ideal for day time with a little less shimmer of both highlight and blush. The contour shade is perfect, not too warm or too cool. Just perfect, neutral and fabulous. all the shades complement each other very well. After blending they are not chalky or patchy, they blend so well.

How to use it :-
Contour – It used to define your facial features or used for sculpting to make your face proportional . It can be applied on the cheekbones, on both sides of the nose and along the hair line (if you have a high forehead), the temples and the jaw line. 
Blush – Add the blush on the apple of the cheeks for a youthful and fresh look. 
Highlight – Apply the highlighter above the blush to give that glowing fresh look. Basically put it where the sun would naturally hit the skin, On the bridge of the nose, chin, center of the forehead, cupids bow, on the brow bone and cheek bones. The Strobing technique (layers of highlight) is a craft itself, where the art of mastering “less is more” is essential. For additional strobing one can club and use GOSH Lumi Drops together with GOSH Contour N’ Strobe Kit .

Price : AED 125

Foundation Plus+ :

Foundation Plus+ is a foundation and concealer in one. I was amazed at the results. It gives a beautiful natural and flawless look and lasts all day. To make it stay even more longer, I set it with Gosh Prime’ N Set loose white setting powder, which is optional or can be opted out when your skin is absolutely dry. Foundation Plus has a satin finish, but not matte or dewy, with ingredients like Liquid Sea Minerals, Seaweed and Hyaluronic Acid. The result, it leaves the skin moisturised, nourished and it has regenerating factor too. The texture is similar to MAC’s Studio Sculpt Foundation. It comes with SPF 15. It gives a nice medium coverage which can be buildable.

It is available in 5 shades as of now and the shade I tried was 008 Golden. I have used this foundation several times and all I can say that is just amazing. Leaves my skin looking flawless with absolutely nothing on. I use a beauty blender or sponge to apply Foundation Plus+ to give the flawless look. It covered even my dark circles and it is not at all cakey. It is so pigmented. I have combination with more dry on my cheeks area, so Foundation Plus+ really made my skin moisturised and beautiful. It is perfect for people with normal or combination skin. You girls must grab it, it is a must have and try.

Price ; AED 120

Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel :

Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel tints, tames, fills-in, shapes, gives volume to the brows and holds brows in place all day. It comes in 2 shades – Nutmeg and Chestnut. The shade I am using is 001 Nutmeg. The eyebrow tint is gorgeous and matches with my current hair colour. It is designed with micro-tapered brush that allows precise application and blends fibers into brow hair. It has got a very fine brush applicator.

I hardly use anything for my brows, but ever since I have tried it, it has become my favourite. It has the antioxidant-rich Nordic super ingredient Seaweed, which nourishes the brows hair. It is very easy to apply. The best part is that again it is Paraben-free and Perfume-free.  It is similar to Bene tint that I have used earlier.

How to Apply
Build product on the eyebrows with light upward movements. Repeat until the eyebrow has the desired volume and shape.

Price – AED 70

Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara :

Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara builds visible and measurable longer and fuller lashes in a few strokes only. With GOSH Lash Sculpting Mascara, volume and length gets a whole new meaning. The formula contains flower shaped fibers up 2 mm in length sealing to lashes and builds up the lashes, one by one, layer upon layer and sculpt each individual lash.

It has Tynex Fiber brush for maximum volume. I love all GOSH mascaras, Boombastic and Rebel Eyes, being my favourite, but if you want more drama then go for Rebel Eyes. Lash Sculpting Fibre Mascara is a good mascara for everyday use too and you can wear it all day long. It does not flake. The mascara contains Seaweed and it is perfume-free and paraben-free too, so it doesn’t irritates the eye even. It gives superb length and definition.

I would suggest you to grab this one if you are looking for a good fibre mascara and looking for something natural or safe for your eyes. It nourishes and protects the lashes.

Price – AED 70

Giant Pro Liner :

Gosh Giant Pro Liner is an intense, long lasting, extremely black graphic eyeliner (Suitable for making thick Cat winged eyeliner). It has got the most intense black colour. The pointed tip gives optimal control and precision in application. It is perfect for creating thin and bold lines and for defining and contouring eyes.

It feels like you are holding a marker, so it gives you stunning accuracy. It is water based, so it is quite easy to remove. So whether a ‘wing’ or a ‘wedge’ is desired, Giant Pro Liner is the perfect tool in your makeup kit.

Life couldn’t be better than this, as it makes the eyeliner application, super quick. The results are amazing and gives a crisp finish to the eyeliner. It dries pretty fast, so no smudging or staining the eyes even. But if you have oily skin then do prime. It is really long lasting and gives a good matte finish. They are Perfume and paraben free too, so no irritation to the eyes even.

Price – AED 80

Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick :

The creamy texture of GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick ensures an easy outlined application and delivers an even long lasting result with an intense, pure matt colour pay-off. Amazing pigmentation and glides on easily on the lips. I tried the Shade 014 Cranberry and let me tell you, ever since that I have gone crazy after this shade and it has become my hot favourite. Cranberry is a deep berry shade. You can compare these lipsticks with Mac lipsticks too. I received several compliments and many of my friends asked about it and have become crazy about this particular shade.

Natural Waxes keep lips moist and soothe them and Hyaluronic Acid keeps lips hydrated and smooth. But I suggest that you to use a lip balm underneath, which I always do because of my dry lips. They are Dermatologically tested and again Perfume and Paraben Free.

Price – Somewhere around AED 50-60, I don’t remember the exact price now.

Velvet Touch Lip Liner :

GOSH Velvet Touch Lip Liner is soft and flexible and provides a super edge to the lips preventing the lipstick from bleeding in to the small lines around the lips.

They are extremely waterproof and durable and has got high pigmentation. They are seriously a bomb, you guys. They can be used as a liner or by itself all over the lips as a matte lipstick. Their lip liners are good dupes of MAC Pro-Longwear Lip Liner or Huda Beauty Lip Contour. 

I have tried the shade 010 Smoothie which is nice dark pink shade. The lip liners contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil and they are also Perfume and Paraben-Free.

I will attach a picture of mine of the look that I have created using all these products.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this New Gosh Seaweed Collection as much as I did writing about it. All GOSH products are available at Lifestyle stores and Boots Pharmacies. Until next time, See you !