February 2017

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula for Men & Women Review

Hola ! The rain gods have been generous this Valentine’s week, So have been Palmer’s !

They showered a surprise gift not only for me, but also for my better half. It is the one of the most loved lotions – The Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E. Love is in the Air. To express my joy, I have drawn my heart with Her(left side) and His(right side) cream pierced through a rose petals arrow. I will share both our experiences regarding the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion in today’s post.

This months focus is all about Love. I was delighted when Palmer’s sent me something for my loved one too – The Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E for Men. It worked like magic for my hubby too.  Let’s go further to review it.
What is Cocoa Butter ?
– Cocoa Butter is vegetable wax extracted from the cocoa beans.
– Cocoa Butter provides a barrier for the skin that will protect it from external agents like sun, pollution, etc.
– Cocoa Butter is a great source of antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and help save your skin from signs of aging and environmental stress.
– Cocoa Butter has very effective healing properties. Its antioxidants battle scars, scratches and stretch marks.
– If you have a scar from former acne issues, a cut, or similar discolored areas, try to use cocoa butter regularly and you will notice them getting lighter or even disappearing.
With so many good properties, don’t you feel like giving it a try? What more does one want?
Cocoa Butter for Her :
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has always been a favorite and I have used it earlier too. You can check out the earlier review here. This rich, luxurious Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula daily body lotion provides deep hydration all over. This velvety soft formula absorbs quickly, creative a protective barrier that locks in moisture. A powerful natural moisturizer, Cocoa butter will work its magic on even the driest, roughest skin, while Vitamin E makes scars and stretch marks less noticeable. This emollient rich lotion heals and softens to leave your skin smooth, supple and beautiful. This lotion is cream in colour, the left side of the heart.
You will enjoy its luxurious benefits whether you have normal, dry or eczema-prone skin. As an added bonus, the fragrance is absolutely divine.

Cocoa Butter for Him :
Men and face creams somehow don’t go together as most of you may agree. It took a while for me to convince my man but surprisingly he was hooked on to it from the first time he tried it. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula MEN Body and Face Lotion is fast absorbing formula which instantly combats rough and dry skin. Even though he has an oily skin texture, he did enjoy this lotion too as it was not all sticky.
Made with Pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E for maximum protection, skin feels invigorated and well moisturized without a greasy feeling. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula MEN Body & Face Lotion has a fresh masculine scent which my hubby was really fond of. This lotion is light yellow in colour, the right side of the heart.
Overall Opinion :
Both of us are totally in love with this range. It is absolutely very nourishing for the skin, making it soft, supple and hydrated. Really apt for this weather and has got loads of benefits. Hope you get one for your loved one too.

They are available in pharmacies and many Hypermarkets across UAE.

Sì Eau de Parfum Rose Signature – Giorgio Armani Limited Edition Perfume

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps ! What are your plans for today? I have not yet decided anything for evening as yet. Today I plan to share something special for this Valentine’s Day. Sì Eau de Parfum Rose Signature from Giorgio Armani. It is a limited edition perfume from Armani which my hubby gifted me. I absolutely love it and want to share my thoughts on the same.

Si Eau de Parfum is a tribute to modern femininity and an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit. A total of 2,500 bottles only of Sì Eau de Parfum Rose signature are produced and I am lucky to have one. It is made in France.
Packaging :
The packaging of Sì is quite simple and like the fact that a Peach ribbon has been wrapped around it to make it unique. It gives a feeling of a bottle specially wrapped for you. It is a transparent bottle which shows you the colour of the perfume. Light twist given to the black cover adds another feminine touch.
Details :
A modern chypre reinvented, Si opens with deep blackcurrant nectar that softly recedes to airy florals. A base of musky blond wood adds lightness while grounding the fragrance for a lingering, distinctive trail. The colour of the perfume is Light Peach, the same colour as on the packaging. It truly captivates the senses.

The fragrance opens with notes of Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin oil and Blackcurrant Liquer which is supported by a heart which bursts with Rose May, Neroli and Egyptian Jasmine. Warm undertones caress the unique chaperone base notes of Patchouli oil intertwined with Blond Woods, Amber and musky undertones known as OrcanoxTM. Finished with a sweet animatics accord of Vanilla which gives this fragrance, longevity and unforgettable sillage.

Fragrance Notes :
Top Notes – Sicilian Bergamot, Mandarin Oil, Liquer de Cassis
Heart Notes – Rose de Mai Absolute, Neroli Absolute, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute
Base Notes – Patchouli Oil, Blond Woods, Amber, OrcanoxTM, Vanille Absolute
Style : Graceful, Modern, Unconventional
Overall opinion :
I just love the combination of floral and woody perfume, which gives a soft and strong touch to it. I get lot of compliments when I wear it and it is pretty long lasting. It is totally one of my favourites.
Price :
My hubby got it from the Duty Free and since it was a gift I have no clue about the price.
I hope you enjoyed reading this. Enjoy your Valentine Day !

Paese Eyeshadows Review

Hola ! I have introduced you to Paese cosmetics in my earlier post, which you can read more about it here . I have been trying a lot of their products and hence breaking up it in to several reviews. Today I will discuss about their Eyeshadows that I was generously given by the Paese Cosmetics Team for review.

Paese is an award winning Polish brand and it is quite well known in Europe. They are not so known in the Middle East but their products are of amazing quality with very reasonable prices. I am sure you would love them too when you try them.
Now going ahead with the Eyeshadows :
Paese have different types of eyeshadows like Kashmir, Soft matt, Triple and Diamond. I have tried the Diamond and the Soft Matt Eyeshadows and will share reviews about the same.
1. Soft Matt Eyeshadows :

These are semi transparent eyeshadows with a silky soft consistency formula and they have medium pigmentation which is buildable. They are pretty long lasting if you apply eyeshadow primer as the base or eyeshadow base to set it. I think I have received the shade 503 (That is what I figured it out from the product catalogue. Neither the shade name or number was mentioned on the refill).
2. Diamond Eyeshadows :

These eyeshadows contain over 50 % of natural Pearl shadows that can be applied either wet or dry. I have with me the Trio eyeshadows 700 – The Purple Trio, 712 – The Grey Trio and 714 – The Brown Trio. I have mixed reviews for this one as some individual diamond eyeshadows were very pigmented and these Trios have medium pigmentation. You can give it more pop or more pigmentation by adding a white eyeshadow base before applying this eyeshadow. This way your eyeshadow will so much up in a much better way with more pigmentation.

Overall Opinion :
Paese eyeshadows have medium to good pigmentation. I suggest you to try the eyeshadows before you purchase them. I loved the Soft Matt Eyeshadows and they were really good. I had a makeover too with Paese cosmetics, using all their products. The eyeshadows lasted the entire day and were easily blendable with good pigmentation. Moreover, their products are good on our pockets and quite affordable.

Price :
Soft Matt Eyeshadows – AED 35
Diamond Eyeshadows – AED 39

Paese Cosmetics can be found at :

  • Paese : Dubai, Deira City Centre, Ground Level
  • Paese :  Dubai, IBN Battuta Mall, Ground level, Persia Court.
  • Paese :  Dubai, Century Mall, Ground level
  • Paese :  Sharjah, Matajer Al Qouz Mall, Ground level
  • Paese :  Sharjah, Matajer Al Khan Mall, Al Khan
  • Paese : Barsha Mall, Karji Perfumes Shop # 14,Barsha 2
  • Paese : Umm Al Quwain, Karji Perfumes, Al Salamah
  • Paese : Al Neem Pharmacy, Al Rawda 2, Ajman
  • Paese : Bab Al Shaab Pharmacy, Al Shaab Village, Sharjah
Stay Tuned for more reviews of Paese.

GOSH Liquid Matte Lips and CCC Stick Review

What’s New at GOSH ? Recently GOSH cosmetics released couple of new products like the Liquid Matte Lipstick & the Highlight and Contouring Pencils. I have tried these products and totally in love with them. In today’s post, I shall share my views about these new products.

You all know by now, that GOSH is one of my favourite drugstore brand. They are paraben free, natural and cruelty free ! Their quality is amazing and can be compared to high end brands like MAC. The prices of the products are very reasonable comparatively.
Without further ado, let’s go ahead with the review.
1. Liquid Matte Lips :
It is GOSH first ever Liquid Lipstick and comes in 8 different shades. The shades that were sent to me by the GOSH Team for review are 001 Candyfloss, 003 Nougat Fudge and 008 Arabian Night. The packaging is sleek and simple and it is a transparent tube, which makes it easy to identify the colour. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are free from any artificial scents. 
GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are really very long lasting matte lipstick and very pigmented. They glide on smoothly and give you wonderful color in just one application. It lasted for good 6 to 8 hours without any touch ups. The color just faded gradually though. 
The Formula in the product is designed to make the product stay put, once applied. They do not smudge once the temperature rises. I love the applicator as well which is very easy and is of the perfect length and width. Also it is easy to access the corners with this easy sponge applicator. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips contain plant oils that keeps the lips hydrated throughout. So a Thumbs up for that.
This lipsticks are not ultra matte ones. I suggest you to allow the lipstick settle for at least 10 minutes or so after application. They are not transfer proof as well. Also, I recommend to exfoliate your lips before wearing any liquid matte lipsticks and also wear lip balm if your lips are super dry.
Benefits :
– Easy applicator with flat sponge brush
– Long lasting
– Intense Colour Pay-off / Highly pigmented
– Hydrating
– Soft and Creamy texture
– Contains LiPerfection  which increases the microcirculation in the lips.
– With Dandelion
– Paraben Free 
Swatches :

Candyfloss is a mute pink with neutral undertone. 
Nougat Fudge is one of my personal favourite and of many other bloggers as well. It is a pinkish peach with neutral undertone. 
Arabian Night is a dark purple shade and good for those who want to go for bold lips.

2. CCC Sticks :
CCC sticks are a must have product to Contour, Cover, Conceal, Strobe and define. The CCC stick is designed to create flawless complexion. They come with clear caps and are retractable. I have received the shades 001 Vanilla Highlighter, 004 Medium and 006 Very Dark from the GOSH team generously.

The CCC stick texture is quite creamy, easily blendable and have a matte finish. They are very pigmented too.

Benefits :
– High Coverage
– Contains White Clay which has excellent absorbing qualities thereby remove the excess oil, dirt and pollution of the skin.
– Crease Proof
– Soft Focus effect
– Eliminates small imperfections
– Encapsulated Lactic Acid, delivers a gentle cleansing action, reducing oil in the skin.
– Protects, hydrates & soothes the skin
– Perfume & Paraben free

Swatches and Review :

001 Vanilla Highlighter and 004 Medium are great multi-taskers. You can use them to highlight the inner corner of eyes, temple area above or the tip of the nose, bridge of the nose, underneath the brow bone, above the lips, highlight the cheek bones, etc. They are great eyeshadow base too but definitely prime the eyelids before using or apply a powder on the top, to avoid creasing on the eyelids and set them properly.

006 Dark is great for contouring and blends very well. You can apply a small amount gently using a ring finger or a brush and gently dab with a beauty blender or a Contour brush.

The CCC stick can be layered with a powder for better coverage. They last throughout the day and don’t get patchy or greasy. If your skin is oily, you can apply powder on the top to set it.

Overall Opinion :
I am very pleased with both the new launches. GOSH Liquid Matte Lips are moussy and don’t dry your lips. 004 is excellent for my brow bone and a great asset to make my brows on fleek. Also it is matte and pigmented and make my brows look super neat. As usual Thank You and Congratulations GOSH for making such brilliant products.

Price :
Liquid Matte Lips – AED 75 each
CCC stick – AED 80 each
They are available at various Lifestyle stores and Boots pharmacies across UAE.
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