Tple Professional Makeup Brush Set Review

Hello Divas! I am sure you all would agree that Makeup is an art and the perfect or best art can be achieved only with great brushes. The brushes are fundamental tool for a makeup artist, whether professional or amateur. So it is very important to have good quality brushes. As a beauty blogger, I keep experimenting with my looks and love to try different brushes. Recently I came across a very new brand of brushes – ‘Tple Professional’ and I was really excited to try them on. I really thank the brand for trusting me and sending them across for review. In today’s post I shall talk about these beautiful Tple Professional brushes.


About Tple Professional :
T’Ple is a UAE home-based brand established since January 2017. They are at the moment specialised in Make up tools (Brushes) & False Eyelashes (Manufacturer in PRC) and Cosmetics (Manufacturer in Canada). 
First Impression/Packaging :

I was zapped to see the packaging and quality of Tple Professional Brush Set. The Brushes are so soft and have a very good finish. The handles of the brushes look luxurious with black and rose gold, are smooth and easy to grip. Each brush was individually packed inside the cosmetic clutch. The cosmetic bag is also very high end. The whole set can be compared to high end brands like Zoeva.

About Tple Professional Makeup Brush Set:



The set comes with 8 brushes. Let us look at all the brushes in detail.
1. Powder brush – Features with a large and soft rounded brush, made by synthetic, suitable for even powder application.
2. Foundation blending brush – Applying and blending foundation and base powder.

3. Contouring brush – Perfect choice for contouring and blending.

4. Bronzer brush – Made by natural goat hair which is blissfully soft, for contouring and shading on pressed or loose powder blusher or bronzer.

5. Concealer brush – Applying the concealer products around the eyes or other blemishes area, made by synthetic 
6. Blending brush – Providing the ultra-smooth transitions between eyeshadows. Perfect for blending.
7. Crease brush – Made by natural goat hair, which is durable, hold on to pigment very well, together with the Blending Brush helps blending out the eyeshadow beautifully.
8. Wing eyeliner brush – Made by synthetic, small angled brush head, helps applying the perfect wing eyeliner look. 


My Review/Experience :
It was love at first sight with Tple Professional Makeup Brushes. The Bristles of the brushes are very soft and have an impressive and luxurious design. Their quality can be compared to any high end brushes. They are very easy to work with no fall out and don’t absorb the product so much too. You can blend your makeup very well with it. These 8 brushes are specially good for beginners because that is all that you need for your full face makeup.
Do you know how to check the quality of makeup brushes? There should be no gap between the handle/holder and the bristles. Hold the bristles down and check. There was no gap and the bristles were held tightly to the brush handle. After using these brushes, I did wash them too to test their actual quality. I was not at all disappointed. There was no shedding at all and the handles still stay sturdy. Yay! Tple Professional Makeup Brushes pass the test. 
Overall Review :
Being new in the market, I should say Tple Professional Makeup Brushes stood in line with other high end makeup brushes. I am super happy that I found these brushes and they are part of my makeup game now. Totally recommend it and should definitely give them a try, you won’t be disappointed at all. If someone is looking for high quality and affordable makeup brushes, then this is it. I definitely look forward to try other products from the Tple Professional Brand as they look very promising and heard good reviews about them too.
Price :
Tple Professional Makeup Brushes Set are priced at AED 125.
Disclaimer : Though these makeup brushes were sent for review, my opinion are honest and my own. Some pics are mine and other pics are provided by the Brand itself.

Sanctuary Spa Air – Whipped Soufflé Scrub & White Lily and Damask Rose Hand Lotion Review

We all love pampering. Don’t we? But what if we get to pamper ourselves at the comfort of our home? That would be fabulous if you had the right products and luckily I came across one such brand called ‘Sanctuary Spa’.  They are known as your own ‘Spa in a Jar’. I was quite excited to try these as many YouTubers have raved about it. In today’s post I will share my experience about 2 products that I tried from the range.


About Sanctuary Spa :
The Sanctuary Spa was born as the ultimate act of love, opened in 1977 by a man madly in love with his ballerina wife where the ballerinas of the Royal Opera House would retreat to relax, unwind and recover. Using luxurious formulations, they launched the indulgent Sanctuary Spa body care range in 1988 with the help of their therapists. The Sanctuary Spa products are packed precious oils, rich butters and iconic fragrances. They are one of the leading brands in facial oils, commonly known as Superfoods for skin and the leading indulgent body care brand in the UK. I am so glad that they have now arrived in Dubai.
Now about the Products –
1. Sanctuary Spa Air-Whipped Soufflé Scrub :
Soufflé sounds interesting right and everyone loves it that too with a lovely fragrance. Bliss ! This scrub is a hybrid of their in-shower body scrub and creme soufflé. It comes in a huge plastic jar, which a good quantity to last for several months.

Indulge in a real treat for your skin with this creamy soufflé. Nourishing shea butter, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil & cotton extracts have been whipped together with rice particles & jojoba beads into this decadent body scrub. The soufflé scrub is really gentle on the skin has a rich creamy formula, hence you don’t feel those tiny exfoliating granules. It is for all skin types and marvelous for my sensitive skin. I love using this once or twice a week. Just scoop a generous, fluffy handful onto warm wet skin & massage gently. This scrub leaves skin feeling instantly soft, smooth & beautifully polished.

2. Sanctuary Spa White Lily and Damask Rose Hand Lotion :
This is something that I want it everywhere. In my bedroom, on my work desk or even in the kitchen. I love to use this every time and anytime. It is one of the huge hand lotions bottles that you see in a spa. Yes, you feel like owning one right? The best part is that it comes with a pump dispenser which makes it easy to pour and hygienic too. 
This is a luxurious lotion with nourishing shea butter, lotus oil, aloe vera and a delicate fragrance so you can use it throughout the day. Hands need as much care as our faces; this lotion is designed to be used several times a day – whenever you wash your hands or before you go out. With kids, I tend to wash my hands regularly, so it really nourishes my hand and gives that protective care. It is super-light containing comforting aloe vera, protective lotus oil and white tea to help restore and maintain beautiful hands. It is not at all sticky or greasy and gets absorbed on to the hands quickly. I am so much in love with this lotion. Just love the amazing fragrance that it leaves on my hands. My daughter loves this too and finds reasons to apply it again and again.

Overall Review :

Totally in love with the Sanctuary Spa products that I tried and quite interested to try out other products from the range too as they smell divine. Moreover they are reasonable too. So if you are looking for afforable spa products then this is it girls. Their products are a bomb and you won’t be disappointed. They are expertly created to revive, uplift & replenish. So whether its 20 seconds or 30 minutes simply take a breath & enjoy your sanctuary.
Price :
Sanctuary Spa Air-whipped Soufflé Scrub – AED 80 for 300ml
Sanctuary Spa White Lily and Damask Rose hand Lotion – AED 50
Sanctuary Spa products are available at Boots Pharmacy, Bin Sina Pharmacy, Marina Pharmacy Group and online on vitaminshop.ae

Govinda’s Restaurant Iftar under 700 Calories

Ramadan Kareem ! Traditionally Iftar is renowned for being an elaborate affair and overindulgence is not uncommon. But in order to make the most of the spirit and principles of Ramadan, balance and self-control should be observed. This would also be much healthier for the mind and body. Keeping this in mind, Govinda’s – a healthy Indian restaurant chain in Dubai; has created a special menu for this Iftar. I was recently invited for the Iftar and would love to share my fabulous experience with you.

Govinda’s Iftar delectable vegetarian menu is made with finest of ingredients and in healthiest way. The spread offers a choice of beverage, salad, an appetizer, 2 main course and a dessert. All this in under 700 calories. Yes, perfect way to delight and indulge your mind, body & soul.
Govinda’s has been reinventing the way Indian food is perceived in UAE, for last 15 years. It has been proudly serving delicious Indian food that’s non-oily or heavy, but lighter and healthier, yet retaining its comforting flavours. It also offers a wide range of cuisines like Indian, Italian & Continental and 100% natural ice cream. And with its health and dietary choices – vegan, gluten free, oil free, Govinda’s ensures there’s something for everyone.

So this holy month of Ramadan, make a healthier choice. Visit Govinda’s with your friends and family and relish a wholesome, delicious Iftar, under 700 calories.

Priced at AED76, the menu offers both Indian and Italian cuisines; and has a beverage, salad, a choice of starters, 2 main course and a dessert.

Paneer Tikka
Bajra Roti
Daal Fry
Whole Wheat Pizza
Risotto

Daaliya Kheer

Apple Juice

Salad
Date Icecream 

I hope you will enjoy your healthy Iftar at Govinda’s just like I did ! What are you waiting for? Go ahead and reserve your table.

Govinda’s – Umm Suqeim 2, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.

For Reservations call : 04-3211884
Find Govinda’s on Zomato – click here .

Disclaimer Some of the pictures are given by the restaurant ‘s team and some pictures are taken by me.

WoMn Cosmetics Products Review

Hey Divas ! I have all heart to it when it comes to natural and organic products. One such brand which I came across recently is WoMn cosmetics. What made me more attracted to WoMn cosmetics is that it was hand made and I heard a lot of positive reviews about the same. So what is WoMn all about? And Why WoMn as the name? Scroll further to find out.


Why WoMn as the name ?
Goran’s wife Nena, supported him in his passion to start a homemade organic skin care. It is for Nena’s support that Goran went ahead and named it after her. WoMn – Wife of Mine Nena. Isn’t that so sweet ? 
About WoMn Cosmetics :
WoMn is an organic home made skin care brand based in Abu Dhabi. Goran, the owner,  is a qualified Master of Pharmacy from Croatia with over 16 years of working experience in pharmaceutical and cosmetical industry. He along with his wife Nena have started WoMn project last year for his passion for aromatherapy, exploring natural and essential oils and combining them together. 
WoMn products are totally organic and natural. The vegetable oils and essential oils used in WoMn products are certified organic, and absolutely all raw materials are COSMOS allowed (International standard for organic or natural cosmetics). 

Before WoMn cosmetics deliver any product, they send in a small questionnaire, based on which they will be able to recommend which WoMn products for your skin or hair type and routine. WoMn Cosmetics Team were generous enough to send me some samples and I was quite excited to try them on. Without further ado, let us go ahead with the review.

1.  WoMn Argan and Rose Anti – Ageing Cream :



WoMn Argan and Rose Anti- Ageing Cream is meant for Dry to Normal Skin. My skin is dry and sensitive so this works very well for me. It is infused with 100% organic Argan oil, enriched with natural carotenoids, Centella and Organic Rose Hydrosol. Centella induces collagen production in the skin and carotenoids protect your skin from damaging effects of UV light. Argan &Rose hydrates intensely and deeply leaving skin visibly replenished, soft and radiant with highly reduced wrinkles. It is really light weight and makes my skin moisturised, hydrated and nourished. It is not all greasy and gets absorbed in the skin very well. It acts like a good primer before the makeup too. Just love the natural fragrance of rose in this cream which is very pleasing. My skin stays hydrated all day long and it takes care of aging factor as well ! Love it 🙂
back side
2. WoMn Anti – Ageing Eye Serum :






I have a bit of a dark circles so certainly have a soft corner for eye creams and serums. WoMn Anti-Ageing Eye Serum has beautiful combination full of essential fatty acids, carotenoids, vitamin E and skin regenerating oils. With Centella for nice tissue drainage, wrinkles and dark circles reducing and Tamanu oil for soothing and calming the skin. It is has got an oily texture which works like heaven for my under eye area. Just apply 1 or 2 drops of the eye serum to the area around the eye and massage or dab it gently till it gets absorbed. It works like a magic potion. I apply both in the night and day time if I am sitting at home. It can be applied all over the face, to tackles blemishes too. I can already see a difference and the under eye area looks really nourished.

3. WoMn Vanilla & Lemon Facial Scrub :

WoMn Vanilla & Lemon Facial Scrub smells amazing. It has Fine Dark Brown Sugar with Divine fragrance of caramel and cane enhanced with true vanilla oil and lemon essential oil, which is exactly what your skin needs. Dark brown sugar delicately exfoliates the skin while vanillin for vanilla soothes and regenerates, leaving your skin soft and supple. Apply to damp skin and gently massage. Leave it for some time and then rinse. Damp skin will dissolve some amount of the sugar resulting in even more enhanced moisturizing effect. I prefer exfoliating once or twice a week only as I have sensitive skin and it leaves my skin looking fresh, glowing, clearing off all the dead cells or dirt.

4. WoMn Calming Lavender Body Scrub :
Actual size of  WoMn Calming Lavender Body Scrub by WoMn

WoMn Calming Lavender Body Scrub smells fabulous. Calming Lavender body scrub combines the purest sea salt with cold pressed almond oil and true lavender essential oil that will leave your skin deeply nourished and moisturised rather than just cleansed without using harsh chemicals. Almond oil is subtle and discreet oil. It is excellent for all skin types making it smooth and revitalized. Sea salt gently exfoliates and cleans the skin by removing dead skin cells. 

Fresh floral scent of true lavender essential oil not only calms your skin and body but also the mind ; and relaxes your soul too. It is so soothing. Though it looks like it has big grains but it is so smooth on skin, melts and doesn’t harm it. In contact with water it emulsifies too, thus more easily rinsed off from the skin and bathroom areas as well, not leaving greasy and potentially dangerous slippery floor. I use it once or twice a week on wet skin in shower. All I can say is that, it is a must have product !

My sample product size by WoMn Cosmetics

Overall Review :
I was amazed with the quality of all WoMn products. Their quality can be compared with any high end brands too. I strongly recommend all their products and would like you to try them as well. I definitely want to try more products from this range, specially the Hair Moisturiser as my hair is dry and looks lifeless.

Price and Availability :

WoMn Argan and Rose Anti- Ageing Cream – Dh 150 for 50 ml

WoMn Anti-Ageing Eye Serum – Dh 90 for 10 ml

WoMn Vanilla & Lemon Facial Scrub – Dh 50 for 100 g

WoMn Calming Lavender Body Scrub – Dh 50 for 100 g



WoMn cosmetics can be found in local Abu Dhabi and Dubai markets and also online on biddi.com. For UAE markets, Direct message or inbox on Facebook page (WoMn-natural skincare) to be place your order or alternatively click here. They are working out a platform for international deliveries. You can also reach them at 

WoMn Cosmetics are launching their website soon, that will be an educational platform as well as a place where customers will read about their news, promotions and also place orders (cash on delivery only).
Kudos to the WoMn cosmetics team and wishing you the very best to expand. You are dong a wonderful job. Bye for now !
DisclaimerThough the products were provided by WoMn cosmetics team, all opinions are mine and honest one. Some pictures are provided by PR and some of them are mine.

Exclusive Palmer’s Products – Best picture prize from Palmer’s Brand Ambassador Program

Hello Divas ! It has very hectic off late and I am also paying attention to my work out and health also. There is something fabulous that I want to share with you all and hence this blog post.

Who doesn’t know Palmer’s?  If you don’t know about this brand,  they what are you doing really on this earth? (Just kidding). Being one of Palmer’s Brand Ambassador, after every alternate month , we get products for the brand experience to review them. I was so delighted to know that My Palmer’s picture was chosen as the Best Picture for the April’s Brand Ambassador program. Here is the picture that was submitted for review and then chosen.
What do you think of it girls ? You can find review of lip balm products over here.

My prize was exclusive Palmer’s Face care products that are available only in USA and Australia.  

The products given were :
– Creamy Cleanser & Makeup Remover.
– Eventone Suncare Cocoa Butter Moisturising Sunscreen for Face.
– Illuminating Brightening Eye Serum
– Purifying Enzyme Mask
The products came in a cute heart basket which stole my heart. I have already started using the products and they are amazing.  I hope you are as happy as I am and join me in rejoicing this moment.
You can find other reviews of Palmer’s products on my blog by typing ‘Palmer’s’ in the search column on the right hand side of my blog. Until next time see you !

Misslyn All in One Wonder Makeup Kit, Luminous Make Up Foundation and Perfect Precision Eyeliner Review

Hey Divas ! If you are on a hunt for affordable makeup, you have just stopped at the right place. Today I will talk about Misslyn Cosmetics, whom I just came across just recently, thanks to Sarah and believe me the products are of high quality and so good on your pockets too. It is comparatively a new brand, so I was excited to try it on.


For all who don’t know, Misslyn Cosmetics is a German brand making its mark in more than 30 countries, and still expanding. “I’m Sexy, I’m Innovative”, That is Misslyn tagline. The quality and pigmentation of each and every Misslyn product is amazing and you will thank me for recommending it out to you. All Misslyn products are dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. What more do you want? Without further ado, lets get on with the review.
1. Misslyn All in One Wonder Makeup Kit :



Misslyn All in One Wonder Make Up Kit is all in one makeup kit for Face, Eyes and Lips. It is very easy to use as it comes in a compact kit. Misslyn All in One Wonder Makeup Kit is quite handy for travel as it has 40 Eyeshadows, 30 Lip gloss, 4 Blush (2 blush, 1 highlight and 1 Contour), 2 Eyeliner Pencil and 3 applicators. Isn’t it wonderful? The eyeshadows have a good mix of light and dark colours, matte and shimmery shades and have a smooth texture. Eyeshadows are very easy to blend, medium pigmented and are buildable. It is perfect kit as lot of eyeshadows to play with and perfect for beginners as well as advanced too. It is perfect quality and great colours.

What lovely colours !

2. Misslyn Luminous Make Up (Foundation 04) :




Since my skin is dry, I prefer to go for liquid foundations. The brand Misslyn claims Luminous makeup foundation to be a silky foundation with light reflecting pigments, settling on it a delicate veil of light. It also claims to provide the complexion with instant vitality making the skin look less tired. Squalane maintains the skin’s moisture level and has a smoothing effect. It also contains Vitamin E that helps to fight Negative environmental influences.

Packaging is quite simple with light brown plastic nozzle Though the cap shuts tightly, I can always find the foundation on the inside of the cap and the area around the nozzle on the outside. This is something that I did not like and somehow prefer the bottle with the pump packaging. Also, the foundation can only stand upside down, so all the product comes down towards the nozzle and if you are not careful in opening, it might create a mess.

See the foundation on the nozzle ?

Misslyn Luminous Make Up foundation comes in 6 different shades. I am in the shade 04 which is neither too pink or yellow and just right for me. The foundation has a very light texture and not at all cakey. It glides on very smoothly without leaving any trace. It has medium coverage which is buildable. This foundation gives a dewy finish quite similar to the finish of Make Up For Ever foundation.

My skin looked glowing, radiant and stayed intact all day. For oily skin, it is advised to set with a powder. My skin was dry and it stayed hydrated with luminous foundation for hours together. It is a superb foundation which is affordable and is of high quality. It reflects light better than some of the pricey foundations. It says it contains UV filter but not SPF factor is written, so it is advisable to wear sunscreen underneath. Also, it is not waterproof, which can be a bit of a concern for these summers or if you are going to the pool.

Overall, it is a great foundation for daily wear and totally loved it. As mentioned above it is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin like mine.

3. Misslyn Perfect Precision Eyeliner :


Ball Point tip


Misslyn Perfect Precision Eyeliner is my ultimate favourite of the whole lot. A perfect and precise eyeliner can really define or glam your eyes well. I always love Eyeliner in pen format as it makes applying the eyeliner so easy and quick, much needed when you are in a hurry or on the go.

With the innovative ball point tip, the liquid eyeliner guarantees a simple and even application as well as perfect and precise lid line. The quality is amazing (can be compared to Kat Von D tattoo eye liner) and it is jet black. It is long lasting and stays all day,  but it is not smudge proof. Moreover it is small and slim, which makes it quite handy to carry in your makeup bag. As again, it is dermatologically tested and suitable for people wearing lenses or sensitive eyes.

It is so cute, small and handy

Only thing is that this Eyeliner is not waterproof, will be difficult in these summers.

Overall Review :
I was really impressed with the quality of all Misslyn Products, after all it is a German brand. I can compare their quality with good high end brands too. If you are looking out for new affordable makeup, then this is it girls. My favourite was definitely the Perfect Precision Eyeliner amongst the 3 and looking forward to try other Misslyn products.

Price :
Misslyn All in One Wonder Make Up Kit – Dh 70
Misslyn Luminous Makeup Foundation – Dh 69
Misslyn Perfect Precision Eyeliner – Dh 46

They are available at Life Cosmetics.

Have you tried any of these Misslyn products or any other products of Misslyn ? Drop down in the comments below. I would love to learn from you.

Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palettes, Cappuccino Nudes and Rose Nudes – Review and Swatches

You all know by now, how much I love Max Factor products. It is really an underrated Drugstore product, though it is the makeup of many Makeup artists themselves and have great formula and pigmentation. Their product quality of a high end brand too. Max Factor recently launched these Masterpiece Nude eye contouring palettes and I was delighted to try them on. Today I will share my experience with the Max Factor eye contouring palettes along with their swatches.

Max Factor recently launched 3 eye contouring palettes, 01 – Cappuccino Nudes, 02 – Golden Nudes and 03 – Rose Nudes. All three palettes have a great mix of light and dark shades. The Cappuccino Nudes has cool shades, Golden Nudes has warm and the Rose Nudes are a great mix of pink nudes. I think Cappuccino Nudes and Rose Nudes form a great dupe of Urban Decay Naked palettes 2 and 3 respectively, though the packaging is different.


Packaging :
The packaging is very simple and transparent, so you can see the shades inside the palette and you needn’t open the palette to identify which one is it or what shades are inside. The gold is very typical of Max Factor and gives more of a luxury vibe. It is small sleek palette that comes in very handy for travel as it has got mix of light or natural and heavy or dark eyeshadows.
Review/Product experience :
Each palette comes with a double sided sponge brush which works very really well and not like the cheap brushes available outside. This Dual-nib applicator is for precision and smooth blending. The flat brush is to blend and the long one is to define.

Each palette has 8 perfectly paired neutral shades, both matte and shimmery, which can be used for create a daily nude look or subtle smoky eye. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, velvety smooth and buildable.  
Swatches :
I have used no filters so that you all have a look at the actual shades.
Max Factor Cappuccino Nudes swatches 
Max Factor Rose Nudes palette 
Overall Opinion :
As ever, Max factor never disappoints me with their products. Really impressed by the eyeshadow palette quality. A mirror to the palette would be an added advantage. It is very difficult to pick one from the 3 palettes and totally depends on one’s preference.

Available at all Lifestyle stores, some hypermarkets and Boots pharmacies across UAE. 

Barbeque Nation Dubai Review

Fancy an extensive buffet? Then Barbeque Nation is just the right choice for you. Did their buffet win my heart? Scroll below to find out…

Barbeque Nation are pioneers of live grills and lovely appetizers. I was invited to check the food out here with a plus one. It is advisable to book your table as I had gone on a holiday and found it really packed. Thank God I had a reservation. They have number of outlets in India too. I love the concept of live grills embedded on the dining table itself. Barbeque Nation has both good vegetarian and non vegetarian starters and 5 options in both. Barbeque Nation is really a paradise as it not only has huge variety of starters but also live cooking, including live Chaat, noodles, keema pav, quesadillas, etc and buffet for main course and exclusive dessert section. They have Mango Mania festival running currently, so there were many dishes with Mango. What I liked about the restaurant is that there were separate cubicles available too, if you needed some privacy. Praveen was our server and host throughout my meal and also the Manager and other staff keep checking if the meal is alright and upto your mark. Praveen also asked if the spice level is okay for the grills.

2 mango dips with cilantro mayonnaise

I started with Fresh Lime soda, Lychee juice and Mango juice as coolers. They were really refreshing and much needed for this summer. I am a vegetarian and was quite happy with the starters options available like Cajun Spice potato, Crispy Fry corns, both were very yummy and crisp and could not stop myself for getting more servings. The corn spinach kebab was also yummy. The grill had yummy Paneer Lajawab, Dhanyari Aam , Chilli Mango Mushroom, Amchuri Pineapple and Mango Mustard Potato. Isn’t your mouth watering? The non veg items are mentioned in my pics. There was an extensive salad counter too.

 Starters options – Vegetarian and Non – Vegetarian

Grills with I give up flag

Once you are done with the grills , there is a flag on each table which can be brought down stating that you give up and can’t eat anymore of the grills.

The Chaat ,i.e, Pani Puri, bhel Puri and dahi Puri all were good and could be prepared according to your spice level. Hakka noodles were made live were really so yummy. I found the quesadillas a little sweet and wanted them more spicy.

I was almost full with little space left for main course and dessert. The main course had extensive buffet with again loads of veg and non veg options. There were 3 different types of biryani or rice on a separate counter and your choice of bread or roti is served hot on the table. The veg buffet had Soup, Paneer Palak Tikka, Mango Kofta Curry, Aloo Methi Papad ki subzi, Baked Mushrooms and green peas and I coupled it up with Veg Soya Biryani. All the veggies were superb. Just loved the taste. Had juice after this Spicy Tango (mango with Tabasco sauce) and Shikanji, which were really very very good.

Now there was little space left just for the dessert. They have the concept of Kulfi Nation, with at least 5 or more different Kulfi flavours like Mango, Least Pistachio, Strawberry, Malai and Ghulkand and a variety of dips, sauces and other toppings to choose from.  The Kulfi counter was always crowded with people lined up for it, but that didn’t put me back. The  in house Kulfi was fabulous and a must try. I chose the Kesar pistachio flavour Kulfi for that.

And if this was not all, there were other desserts like delectable brownies, gulab jamun, pastries, cake, etc. You are really spolit for choice at Barbeque Nation. More so, the buffet is for Dh 59 per person, which is really very reasonable for such a variety and spread.

Barbeque Nation has over 60+ outlets across India and spreading the same magic here in Dubai.

My rating – 4.5 out of 5

Find Barbeque Nation in Zomato Click here .

Stay safe in Sun – Herbal Essentials Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 Review, Skin Analysis & Tips

Come summers and we need to protect ourselves from this harsh Sun (Not that you can skip sunscreen during winters). The importance of sun screen should never be underestimated. SPF, meaning ‘Sun Protection Factor’ measures a sunscreen’s protection against the sun’s harmful rays – a radiation that mainly affects the outer layers of the skin causing sunburn, premature ageing of the skin, and more seriously, skin cancer. So it is really important that we layer our skin with sunscreen and one such good sunscreen that I have come across is the Herbal Essentials Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 30, about which I will talk today.

The Herbal Essentials award-winning Sun Care range is formulated with a daily broad spectrum filter that offers effective UVA and UVB protection whilst leaving the skin fully hydrated. All Herbal Essentials products are paraben free, paraffin free, sulphate and soap free. All of their products are cruelty free and have natural ingredients.

UVA rays can also pass through window glass, meaning it is equally important to wear sunscreen daily, even when you are not going outside. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburn and are particularly damaging to the skin’s outer layer. Moreover, it is equally important to wear sunscreen as we are constantly in front of gadgets like Mobiles, laptops, computers, TV, etc.

Skin Analysis :

The best part about Herbal Essentials is that they do conduct a skin analysis before they suggest any product. Though I went without makeup to conduct the skin analysis, it can be conducted even with the makeup on. The skin analysis machine looked almost like the bar code scanner and the results were shown in the tablet which was connected with the bar code scanner. They check 5 areas namely moisture, Sebum, Pore, Melanin and Acne. The results were a little scary but sharing it with you (also shared on Instagram, if you are following me there).

Findings :

– My Skin is dry everywhere, including the T-zone. This calls for more hydration.

– Thankfully no Pores or Acne

– Need to use Toner and Sunscreen to prevent pigmentation.

– Sensitivity is normal, so thank God for that.

The Herbal Essentials sun screen range consists of :

· Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (AED 135)

· Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 (AED 140)

· Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 50 (AED 145)

I was given the Herbal Essentials Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 for reviewing, hence I will talk about the same.
Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 :
All Herbal Essentials sunscreen products leave no white marks on the skin. The texture of the dry oil is non-greasy and contains both coconut and sweet orange oil, so your skin not only stays protected, it smells delicious too! Sweet Orange is known for its high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps to fight premature aging and support natural collagen. Coconut is a true wonder ingredient due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and it is an excellent moisturiser, penetrating deep into the skin. Sunscreen gets totally absorbed in the skin and keeps it hydrated too. Many who don’t like the idea of sunscreen in oil, can get the Herbal Essentials Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30. It is for all skin types but the ones with oily skin might not prefer this.
The lotion contains jojoba and rosemary oil along with hydrating aloe vera and is fast absorbing and suitable for the whole family. Jojoba oil is packed with Vitamin E, B-complex, Zinc and has many moisturising, anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties.
For best results, apply Herbal Essentials sunscreen onto the face and body 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and massage into the skin, giving the cream or oil, enough time to absorb. Re-apply every 2 hours generously to maintain protection, especially after perspiring, swimming or towelling. The sun is most intense between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm and exposure during this time is best limited to a few hours. If you are hitting the beach for the day, also remember your sunglasses and a hat for extra protection. 

Overall Opinion :

It was wonderful trying out sunscreen in the oil texture for the first time and totally loved it. Moreover as mentioned above Herbal Essentials products are natural and safe to use on skin. I tried other products from the range too. I loved their Toner which has Rose water and Cucumber, which is very soothing and their Nourishing Cream with Aloe Vera, Sweet Almond and Apricot Oil. Herbal Essentials Nourishing Cream is extremely lightweight and smells amazing. Too good for my skin which is dry and sensitive. It is not at all greasy, doesn’t leave a residue and gets absorbed quickly. Overall the products are good if you are looking for natural and affordable skincare.

Price :

The Herbal Essentials range of products is currently available at leading pharmacies in the UAE, including Boots, Bin Sina, Supercare, Life, Kiosk in Mercato Mall and the Dubai Duty Free pharmacies at Dubai International Airport. The brand is also available in Oman, Qatar and Pakistan. Customers can also order online through www.basharacare.com and www.herbal-essentials.com with worldwide shipping.

Palmer’s Lip Balm Review

“If Lip Balm is food for lips, then Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula is a Vegan Brunch”
Dark Chocolate & Cherry, Dark Chocolate & Mint, Almond — and yes we are still talking about lip balm flavors and not smoothies ! Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has launched these 3 lip balms enriched with Vitamin E & added benefits of SPF 15 for sun protection. It claims to contain Cocoa butter, Vitamin E and Petroleum Jelly which are all good for the maintenance of our lips. Let’s talk all about Palmer’s Sweet Lips today.


The Summer months leave my lips chapped due to dry climate and the Winter months leave my lips cracked because the cold weather. Rough winds add fuel to the fire. Therefore I rely towards lip balms that I know will rescue my pout and leave it looking and feeling it’s best. Recently I was introduced to some lip balms from Palmer’s Cocoa Butter.

The gloss or lip butter rather has a consistency similar to a clear gloss; it is so thin that calling it a lip butter would be pretty inappropriate. The transparent tint prevents it from obstructing with makeup unless you are in a subtle red mood which you get with cherry flavor. Other one has a lovely fragrance of a blend of dark chocolate and peppermint, I would rather eat it. It feels like I have applied that chocolate on my lip. The peppermint gives a super cooling and tingling sensation for a while. Almond flavor gives a nutty taste and I have discussed the benefits of Cocoa Butter too earlier. The fragrance stays on the lips for an hour and then fades. It does soften up the lips after using it for a week or so. The lip gloss glides smoothly on the lips without bleeding. Vitamin E is a superpower seldom understated for its advantages. It leaves lips smooth and scar free.

The inverted tube is available in white and brown packaging. It comes up with a twist up and down, which makes it convenient to use. It is miniature and pretty handy as well as highly affordable to all the pockets. No cruelty policy gives this product an edge over other similar range over the shelf. 

Try it soon as we are approaching changing climate in Dubai. Leave comments if you like share the same thought about this product.

Overall Opinion :
The Palmer’s lip balm is quite good for its price and moreover it is handy too. I have added them to my bag now as you all know that I have dry lips. I definitely recommend them for dry, chapped, cracked or windburned lips. It turns the lips soft with continuous use.

Price :
Dh 10  per tube, available at Boots Pharmacy, many other pharmacies and hypermarkets across UAE.