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Review: Wow by Wojooh Master Blender!

Hiya!

I am thrilled to review Wow by Wojooh’s Master Blender. It’s my first time ever trying a beauty sponge. This one is pink in color and came in a little plastic pack which said Master Blender on it.

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It was slightly dense, the first time I took it out from the pack. It didn’t have much give when I squeezed it. Here, you can see how big it was originally.

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To use it, I soaked it in water for a minute or so. It grew in size and became soft!. I squeezed out excess water from it and it was ready to use. I took a bit of foundation on the back of my hand, dipped the sponge in it and then applied it to my face in a circular motion, bouncing it slightly off the skin’s surface. Since the damp sponge is saturated with water, it doesn’t absorb the foundation, thus avoiding any wastage. Also the dampness overall gives a desirable dewy look to your face at the end of the application. The tip of the sponge is perfect to apply foundation/concealer in the inner corner of your eyes.

What I noticed is that, after acquiring this sponge, I haven’t reached for my foundation brush!. I freaking love this blender sponge so much!. It gives a streak free and flawless look. The end result is a ‘my-skin-but-better’ look ♥. You can use the Master Blender to apply eye shadow or to contour too. However, I haven’t tried that out yet.

I clean the sponge after every use, so as to keep it hygienic. It’s a sponge after all. It can harbor bacteria if you don’t cleaan it well. Using unclean products on your face can result in breakouts. Here is how I clean my Master Blender:

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Here is what I started off with, before cleaning. Pretty dirty!. FYI : The foundation that I use is Make Up For Ever’s Liquid Lift Foundation. At first, I applied a makeup remover (Garnier’s Makeup Remover Milk) on it. I dampened it with warm water. Then I slowly worked the makeup remover into the sponge, rubbing it. On squeezing, most of the makeup was removed. Then I used a cleanser (Neutrogena’s Deep Clean cleanser) to repeat the ‘rubbing and squeezing under water’ process. Finally, all makeup was removed from the sponge.

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I then wrapped the sponge in a paper towel and squeezed it, so that excess water came off efficiently. I did that twice, taking a new paper towel the second time. Then I left it standing on a flat surface overnight to dry. After cleaning this way, there were no traces of makeup left at all and the sponge was as good as new once again, as you can see below. Also, compare this picture with picture number two in this post to see the size difference, once it’s damp.

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It didn’t shrink back to the original size after drying. It’s a soft sponge now. However, each time you use it, you need to wet it, so that the application of the foundation is flawless every single time!.

Price : AED 40

It’s easy to use and I highly recommend you check out this multi-purpose sponge. It is available exclusively at Wojooh stores (formerly known as Faces).

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Note: I was provided this product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Review: Himalaya Herbals Kajal!

Hey guys!

I love eye liners of any kind. Kajals are intense liners. On my recent visit to India, I bought a kajal by the popular Indian brand Himalaya Herbals. It came in a little green pack.

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It says on the pack that this is a ‘Herbal eye – definer’ that contains a unique blend of herbal extracts that cools and nourishes your eyes. It’s ingredients list contains some good names such as Almond oil, Castor oil, Camphor, Damask Rose and Triphala. It contains no harmful chemicals. The tube itself of the kajal looks like a little lipstick. You have to twist the bottom so that the product comes up.

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The kajal is extremely smooth and intense. I love how it glides along the lash line so nicely. It’s easily one of the best kajals I have tried. It is waterproof. I didn’t necessarily reach for it because of that reason. Frankly, I don’t really care whether a product is waterproof or not. Once I wear it out for some hours, I remove it using one of my makeup removers along with the makeup on the rest of my face.

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In this picture, you can see a single line created with the lightest possible pressure. This is the softest line and yet you can see how dark it is. I am in love with this jet black kajal ♥. You can easily achieve a darker and more intense look too. Using it instantly gives you a seductive and feminine look :P. This kajal is perfect for both beginners and experts I feel. Another awesome feature is it’s handy size. I actually went for the smaller size out of two available sizes. I love carrying it in my purse. In the below pic, look at how small it is!

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The tube contains only 1 gm of product but it will last a good while. However, next time I am definitely going to buy the bigger size. I highly recommend this product.

Price : Rs. 45 (AED 2.67)

This product is available in UAE too. If I am not wrong, there is no small sized one here and the bigger size costs about AED18. It’s expensive here when compared to prices in India. That’s why I usually buy products like this that I use every day, from only India, when I go on vacation.

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Introducin​g THEFACESHO​P: An All-Natura​l Beauty Kit from GlamBox!

** Get ready to discover the very best that natural beauty has to offer right now! **

Glamistas everywhere have been eagerly waiting for our first all-natural GlamBox. And we’re delighted to say that our collaboration with THEFACESHOP is worth the wait.

A leading global beauty brand, originating from Korea, THEFACESHOP brings together science, and the wisdom and goodness of nature to care for your skin like no other brand. From skincare and color cosmetics, to hair and body care, THEFACESHOP offers a lovely selection of wholesome, lavish products that are quite simply the very best that natural beauty has to offer right now.

You might be wondering, what is in the THEFACESHOP GlamBox? Let’s take a look:

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White Seed Deluxe Kit

Comprising the White Seed Real Whitening Toner (30ml), the White Seed Real Whitening Lotion (30ml) and the White Seed Real Whitening Essence (10ml), this kit provides the complete solution to a radiant skin complexion, thanks to its especially developed brightening ingredients which are 1,000 times more effective than natural vitamin C.

The Natural Sun Eco Sample Kit

Featuring a selection of water based gels and creams that are quickly absorbed and provide a powerful long-lasting UV protection, this is the kit you’ll need all year round to keep your skin healthy and protected: Natural Sun Eco Aqua Sun Gel SPF40 Pa+++ (1ml); Natural Sun Eco Super Perfect Sun Cream SPF50+ Pa+++ (1ml); and Natural Sun eco Oil-Cut Sun Cream SPF40 Pa++ (1ml).

Real Nature Aloe Mask (20g)

If there’s one beauty indulgence you need to pick out, make it an Aloe Vera mask; it hydrates and soothes puffy and sensitive skin.

Lovely ME:EX Mango Seed Lip Care 01 Pomegranate (3.8g)

A good lip balm goes a long way, and this is a super balm! It goes on smoothly and moisturizes instantly, preparing your lips for the perfect pout.

Daily Perfumed Hand Cream Berry Mix (30ml)

No beauty kit is complete without hand care. Just like your face, your hands deserve the best: a super-creamy, nourishing texture that your skin soaks up in seconds, leaving your hands feeling smooth and slightly scented.

We’re pretty sure you’ll love every single one of the products in THEFACESHOP GlamBox.

This is an exclusive offer available only to GlamBox subscribers. Not yet a subscriber? Here’s your chance to win THEFACESHOP box. Choose your subscription plan, use online code THEFACESHOP at check out and the first lucky 20 subscribers will receive this box along with their first box!

You can become a Glamista and subscribe to GlamBox by purchasing packages of 3, 6, and 9 months from as little as AED 75 per month. 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.

About GlamBox.Me

GlamBox.ME launched in December 2011 and is part of a global network already successful in key markets including South Africa, China, Russia and Brazil. It offers consumers in the Middle East a great way to keep up to date on seasonal make-up trends and test a set of luxury products hand selected by beauty experts. All this is delivered to their doorstep for an amazing price, starting at AED 70 per month. Glambox.ME also features an online shop where consumers can purchase the products they tested and loved, and earn GlamPoints. There they can also find The Glamista, a hub designed to be a source of advice, tips and inspiration for beauty buffs across the region. For more information, please visit http://www.glambox.me and follow GlamBox.Me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GlamBoxME), Twitter (www.twitter.com/GlamBoxME) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/glamboxme)

About THEFACESHOP

Launched in 2003, THEFACESHOP showed remarkable accomplishment in both Korea and overseas and strengthened its position as a global leading cosmetic brand. We offer wide range of SKU from head to toe providing a one-stop shopping for customers looking for young and trendy beauty products.

The brand essence of THEFACESHOP is “High Quality Cosmetics made with ingredients from nature”. THEFACESHOP inspired by nature and believes that there is natural beauty to everyone

Our product contains natural ingredients such as flowers, grains, plants, mineral water and oriental herbs to nourish and revitalize the skin.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Germany’s top make-up brand Misslyn arrives in the Middle East!

Germany’s top make-up brand Misslyn, successfully launched a complete collection of luxurious make-up in the Middle East, from foundation, lip balm to the newest eyeshadow palettes for a flawless, sexy, seductive and irresistible look. The exclusive event was organized by Misslyn’s exclusive distributor in the region, Life Cosmetics, and was held at the Al Murooj Rotana hotel in Dubai on 17th November.

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Three core Misslyn products stole the spotlight: new must-have tinted lip balms for soft, shiny lips; long-lasting foundation that lasts up to 24 hours for a naturally fresh and flawless face; and three eye shadow palettes for an endless variety of eye make-up looks, from natural, classic or party style.

Aziza El Banna, General Manager of Life Cosmetics said: “As the Middle East’s largest and fastest growing market for cosmetics and personal care products and services, the UAE presents exceptional business potential for the global beauty and wellbeing industry. We foresee a great potential in the local market for Misslyn’s premium cosmetic products, which are natural and of high quality.“

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According to a recent report by Euromonitor report, the Middle East and Africa region registered sales of $24.2billion for the beauty industry alone.

The newly-launched collection comprises of the following Misslyn products:

MISSLYN COLOR KISS SHINY LIP BALM

Tinted Lip Balm, Retractable

For baby-soft silky smooth lips, try the modern Misslyn lip balm which combines the power of a light-colored, translucent lipstick and the soothing feel of a lip balm in one product. Simply use this versatile product to achieve a perfect appearance in the twinkling of an eye – even without a mirror. A pleasant and delicate scent provides an excellent finish to this lip product.

MISSLYN ULTIMATE STAY MAKE UP

Long-Lasting Foundation That Lasts Up To 24 Hours For Normal To Oily Skin

For a fresh and flawless face, experience Misslyn’s Ultimate Stay Make Up which combines a matte finish and coverage with comfort and a feather-light texture. Each variant is tailor-made for the needs of normal to oily skin; with a surprisingly light texture that holds up to 24 hours. Once applied, it remains true to color with your complexion mattified, naturally radiant and glowing.

MISSLYN EYESHADOW PALETTE

An Endless Variety Of Looks, For A Natural, Classic Or Party Style

Three new Misslyn Eyeshadow Palettes can produce a magical transformation for your eyes. Each palette includes 12 different eyeshadow shades, offering many makeup variation possibilities. pearly shades, helps you achieve an endless variety of looks, for a natural, classic or party style. The palette is space-saving, and ist double-sided applicator is ideal for traveling.

All the Misslyn products can be purchased in these outlets: Centrepoint Mirdiff City Centre; Centrepoint Dubai Festival City; Centrepoint Sky Garden; Centrepoint Ras Al Khaimah; Lifestyle RAK Mall and  Centrepoint Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi.

About Misslyn

Misslyn is an innovative brand with core competence in nail- and eye-styling. The brand not only offers the biggest nail polish assortment in Europe, but also a full range of premium quality products with an outstanding price-performance ration. Misslyn‘s success story began in Italy over 30 years ago, followed by a successful expansion to France and Germany. Since then it has been a leading brand for nail and lash styling. In late 2010 Misslyn was acquired by the ARTDECO cosmetic group. With the brand’s relaunch in spring 2011 the existing segments were expanded and an innovative overall product range for eyes, lips and complexion at entry level prices was successfully introduced worldwide. Within just two years, Misslyn proved itself as a highly-promising cosmetics brand with a total of over 700 points of sale in Germany and a successful development in over 30 countries.

Website: http://www.misslyn.de

About Life Cosmetics

Life Cosmetics is the exclusive distributor of the finest internationally-acclaimed professional beauty brands in the entire GCC. They are the sole distributor of Misslyn cosmetics made from Germany which offer high quality products with an excellent value for money. Life Cosmetics has an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction when it comes to providing the customers high-quality beauty products and services. The company is one of the most trusted and reliable source of nail and beauty products in the Gulf region with headquarters in Dubai, UAE.

Website: http://www.lifecosmeticsdxb.com

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Wow by Wojooh launches The Little Black Pot!

WOJOOH LAUNCHES THE LITTLE BLACK POT WATERPROOF GEL

  • A new waterproof gel especially formulated to meet the needs of the Middle Eastern woman and climate
  • Provides waterproof, smudgeproof liner that lasts all day (and all night if required!)
  • Exclusive professionally inspired liner brush ensures the best-ever effect

The low-down

Wojooh, the Middle East’s leading beauty retailer, proudly presents The Little Black Pot, one of the star products from its Wow by Wojooh makeup line.

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What makes it so different from the rest?

Wojooh asked customers what their dream would be and this little pot of pure joy is the result of that extensive research.

Developed using the latest technologies and beauty expertise, The Little Black Pot is a jet-black liquid which is waterproof and smudge proof delivering sharp, bold lines with extraordinary staying power.

A creamy, glide-on texture along with a professionally inspired brush means you can achieve a perfect look, whether you’re going for precise lines or a smoky effect. Anything you don’t know you will find in the tutorial on the box, which shows you how to create three stunning looks.

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Created with the Middle Eastern beauty lover in mind, The Little Black Pot comes in an ultra intense black called Black Leil. Its quick-dry formula means you can apply and go in minutes. With one simple stroke, you have hours of wear. And the fact that it really doesn’t budge means you need a waterproof eye makeup remover to get it off. It’s the essential little black something in your makeup wardrobe!

Key features of this Little Black Pot – Waterproof Gel Eyeliner :

  • A long-lasting, waterproof gel texture that glides on smoothly resulting in an easy application.
  • A professionally inspired brush for crisp, sweeping lines.
  • Easy to blend for a smoky, dramatic look and absolutely no smudges.
  • Ultra intense black color – Black Leil – with a quick dry formula that leaves a matte, silky finish.

Tips and tricks from the Wojooh beauty experts :

  • For Cat Eyes line your upper lash line and wing out; outline the top of the wing shape from the center of your eye to the wing tip; fill in the shape and extend a line to the inner corner of your eye.

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  • The Double Winged look can be achieved by outlining the top of the wing shape, from the center of your eye to the wing tip; filling in the shape and extending a line to the inner corner of your eye; drawing a thin line just below your lower lash line and winging out, leaving some space between the upper and lower wings.

Ophthalmologically tested and available now exclusively at Wojooh outlets across the Middle East. RRP AED 90.

Wojooh, formerly known as Faces, is the Middle East preferred beauty retailer having over 70 stores across 10 countries in the region. Wojooh is the Middle East reference, sharing your love of beauty.

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Naz ♥

Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

iHerb Haul #4 – Skincare, Makeup, Snacks and more!

Hey guys!

I am back with another haul from my favorite online shopping site – iHerb!. This time I bought a variety of items. Here they are:

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1) Indigo Wild Zum Soap Lover’s Gift Box – My mom is a huge fan of Bath & Beauty items. Her birthday is coming up next month and what better gift than a Soap Lover’s gift box?. Indigo Wild produces soaps, mists and other body care products containing no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, preservatives, detergents, synthetic fragrances or colorings. It really appealed to me. Goat’s milk soap has many benefits. It delays signs of skin aging due to its high content of alpha-hydroxy acids, has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties (making it perfect for those with acne) and is loaded with vitamins that are easily absorbed into our bodies.

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This box contains 10 items and they are:

  • Three Goat’s Milk soap bars, each 3 oz (85 gms) and having different and exotic smells like Frankincense-Lavender, Eucalyptus and Tangerine-Orange.
  • Three All-Natural Aromatherapy Laundry Soap, each 30 ml, with scents namely Sweet Orange, Frankincense & Myrrh and Eucalyptus-Citrus
  • Three liquid soaps, with scents namely Lemon Grass, Rosemary-Mint and Frankincense & Myrrh
  • One sachet of goat milk bar shavings, which can be used to keep anywhere to take away bad odor like stinky drawers or a stuffy closet.

These smell heavenly and was the first thing I could register when I opened my iHerb package. This is such a perfect gift for those who love bath and beauty products.

Price: $22 (AED 80.81). That’s how much I paid. However, currently there is a promotion and as such it is $20.55 (AED 75.48)

Talking about gifts, iHerb has put together an amazing selection of gift sets for just about anyone in your life, be it men, children, makeup lovers, tea lovers or anyone, in anticipation of the Holiday season ahead of us. Do check it out!

2) 100% Raw Manuka Honey, Active 16+ by Wedderspoon Organic Inc. – I have been wanting to try Manuka honey for so long now. It is a monofloral (means bees get the honey from only one kind of plant species) honey from New Zealand. It is high in anti-bacterial properties making it an excellent product for wound care, skincare and for digestion. So basically, you can eat it, apply it on your face as a soothing face mask (it makes your skin really soft and glowing) and also apply on wounds to help it heal faster.

Since Manuka honey is so rare, it is pretty expensive. I have seen many kinds here in UAE. Were it not so expensive, I would definitely have bought different brands to find out which one is the best. However, that’s just wishful thinking!. Since, I did decide to invest money in it, I thought why not go for the best?. Wedderspoon is a really raved about brand. So I bought the one with the highest Active number, which is 16+ from their range. Active number shows the peroxide activity rate. In layman’s terms, it just means higher the number the better. It starts from 5. But if you are looking for honey to use in wound care, you should definitely aim for 10+.

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During my researches on which honey I should go for, I did come across a particular article which said any company could put any ‘Active’ number on their label and what you really should look for is the UMF rating. UMF stands for Unique Manuka Factor. However, since Wedderspoon is a known brand and there are hundreds of rave reviews on it, I decided to buy it.

Indeed, it has a very unique taste. I would describe it as herbal and woody. It leaves a slightly bitter after taste which goes away within seconds. I really love it. It tastes pretty powerful!. It’s texture is thick, very smooth and almost like a creamy jelly. It’s color is a beautiful golden brown. On the Pfund scale, used to measure the color of honey, I would say, the batch of honey that I received falls in the category between 75 – 85 mm.

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It’s perfect to take while having throat infection or cough and it did benefit me. I will be incorporating it into masks and trying some DIY recipes. Will definitely post one soon. I did try it alone on my face and it’s really nice. Skin seemed visibly brightened and softer. Also, while other honeys are a really sticky mess and tough to spread on the skin, this one goes on very smoothly and overall, it’s application is so convenient and easy.

One thing I don’t quite like about it is that it comes in a plastic tub. Usually potent honeys are stored in dark colored glass jars. Wedderspoon uses BPA free plastic tubs. Only positive thing about it is that they won’t break while in transit!. I definitely do recommend this brand anyway, because the quality of the honey is great!

Price: $40.86 (AED 150.08) for a tub containing 500 gms, which is pretty good pricing considering Manuka honey with Active 15+ rating usually sells for about AED195, here in UAE. Thanks to my friend Abidha for mentioning that to me.

3) Snackimals Animal Chocolate Chip cookies by Barbara’s Bakery : I love chocolate chip cookies. That being said, I actually feel extremely guilty when saying this… I didn’t buy this for myself. I bought it for my little nephew but ended up eating it since that particular weekend that they were supposed to come visit me from Abu Dhabi, they didn’t and the thought that there is a large pack of chocolate chip cookies in my cupboard just didn’t let me think of anything else!. OMG!. How bad am I??. But I also thought, “Hey, I never tested it out. I should probably test it out and only if it’s good I’ll get it for my nephew”. Man, it’s scrumptious!. Such a lovely pack of animal shaped cookies, that is made from organic grains.

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It’s thin but sturdy and crunchy. Since’s it not chewy and rich, you don’t feel guilty at all!. But I got to say it’s not low in calories. You can see tiny sugar crystals on the backside of the cookies, if you notice that in the picture above. One serving, which is 10 cookies contains 120 calories. The problem is that you wouldn’t stop with 10 cookies. I bet you, you wouldn’t even count :P. It’s really yum and a great snack for kids and adults too. My husband who doesn’t even like cookies, loved it!.  It comes in a good quality resealable pack, ensuring freshness every time, not that you will need it anyway. The pack will be over in one sitting! I will definitely buy this one again and I will be buying one for my little nephew too 🙂

Price : $4.46 (AED 16.38) for a pack containing 213 gms.

4) Exfoliating Serum by Mad Hippie Skincare : I came across the brand Mad Hippie by chance on iHerb one day. When I searched more about it, the more I understood that they incorporate really potent active ingredients into their skincare line. Even their motto is “Advanced skincare”. Usually brands incorporate one or two active ingredients in their products. But this particular serum contains a stunning number of 16 actives!. I love serum like nothing else. They are powerful and penetrate into the deeper layers of our skin. Once I try this product out properly, I will post a detailed review about it.

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Price : $27.99 (AED 102.81)

5) Traditional Italian Risotto by Lundberg : I love risotto and though I don’t know how to make it, I have had it several times in hotels. So, when I saw an option to make it at home easily out of a packet, I went for it :). I love mushrooms. So I went for the Porcini Mushroom option.

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Inside the box, there were two packets. One containing Italian Arborio rice (1/4 cup) and the other containing seasoning and pieces of Porcini mushroom. All you got to do is sauté the rice in 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, then add 2.5 cups of water and mix the seasoning in it. Once it boils, reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. It’s ready to serve!. It’s that easy.

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The result was quite good. In between the cook, I tasted it and felt it needed more salt. Adding it at that time meant it really got absorbed by the rice. The final product tasted good. I got to say though that in the seasoning, there is butter and dried onion among other ingredients. It tasted a bit too strongly of those two. Once prepared, it amounts to 1 cup of risotto. I couldn’t finish it one go, since I felt it to be pretty heavy. I kept it covered in the fridge and reheated it the next day. I felt it tasted better the next day!. I do recommend this easy and convenient product.

Price : $3.43 (AED 12.60)

6) Dark Chocolate Fusion by The Tea Room : Once I read the concept of this brand, I fell in love with it. The makers of this brand love tea and chocolate. So, they decided to infuse tea into chocolate!. What a novel idea!. Each bar of chocolate contains 1 cup of tea in it. They have infused different types of teas into dark chocolates containing varying degrees of cacao in it.

I bought two bars. First one is Dark Chocolate Fusion with Mate & Cacao nibs, which contains 72% cacao from Europe, organic yerba mate tea from South America, and organic cacao nibs from Ecuador. It tastes very smooth and nice. I have never tasted yerba mate tea. So, I guess the foreign taste it has is of the tea. There are minute pieces of cacao nibs in it which contributes towards the rich and intense experience, that is having this bar of chocolate.

The second bar is Dark Chocolate Fusion with Raspberry Rooibos, which contains 60% cacao from Europe, and organic red raspberry rooibos tea from South Africa. OMG!. This one is absolutely delicious. I love the intense berry taste of this one.

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Overall, the dark chocolate is tasty and so smooth. The bars are covered in a wrap. As soon as you open it, the smell is really inviting. iHerb takes care not to ship out chocolates in hot months. My bars were soft when it arrived. I popped it immediately in the fridge. As you can see, my bars have maintained their structure.

I highly recommend this brand and eventually I hope to try out their other great flavors like Black Masala Chai from India and Lapsang Souchong tea from Fujian in future.

Price : $2.99 (AED 10.98) for each bar, containing 1.8 oz (51 gms)

7) E.L.F Clarifying Pressed powder in Spice : This pressed powder is quite OK. When you apply it, immediately the lack of quality can be felt. The formulation isn’t really great. But when you pay less, that’s all you should expect!. Positives are many though. It’s perfect for someone who is just beginning to collect makeup and is looking for budget friendly options. It takes away any oily sheen on the skin and really mattifies. It also gives a natural look to the face. It’s coverage is low. So, it’s definitely not for someone who even expects medium coverage. For the amount paid, it’s definitely OK and perfect to carry in your purse for touch ups.

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It comes in cute and handy compact, with a white powder puff. I got it in the color Spice. There are a variety of shades and Spice is color just below the darkest one which is Toffee.

Price : $1.99 (AED 7.31).

Discount received

During the month of October, there was a promotion going on whereby if your order is over $40, you get a 10% discount. So, I got a discount of $10.67 (AED 39.19)!. I got a cute little notepad and pencil too in my package.

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iHerb always has some promotion or the other going on in addition to the discounts they give on each product. I just love this site!. You can save so much, while doing your normal shopping.

Shipping

The shipping cost was $13.74 (AED 50.47). This time my order took two days to process and less than two days to reach my doorstep in UAE, from US. I love DHL and I am so glad iHerb has teamed up with them. They move so fast!

Overall, I am love with the things I bought this time. Once again, I highly suggest this site to you. They ship worldwide, ultra fast.

Use the code SCZ695 at checkout to receive upto $10 off your first transaction with them!

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Priti NYC Nail Polish Now Available in the UAE!

The luxury, eco-friendly nail polish Priti NYC is now available to purchase in the United Arab Emirates online at https://eidealonline.com

Founded in 2005 by ex-model Kim D’Amato, Priti NYC was born from the desire to decrease the amount of chemicals and pollution poisoning the earth and give beauty lovers a green and deluxe alternative option to their daily beauty regime. Since its founding the growth of the brand has been exponential, now being sold in more than 25 countries worldwide.

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With an A-List fan base spanning Hollywood actresses such as Natalie Portman, super star singers including Lady Gaga and Beyoncé and the fashion industries most recognized designers including Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karen, Priti NYC is notorious among beauty insiders as the pioneer in natural, organic and ecological beauty.

Completely nontoxic, Priti NYC polishes are a 5-Free brand, meaning they are free of the five most toxic and carcinogenic ingredients in regular nail polish, as well as being fast drying, chip resident, extremely durable and glossy they also contain a UV inhibitor.  Expecting mums will be delighted to hear they are completely safe for use during pregnancy and on their children, with the Priti Princess collection dedicated entirely to little fashionistas.  To complement the eco-friendly values of Priti NYC nail polish, the brand has also expanded to include products such as soy nail polish remover, a biodegradable, 100% non-toxic remover that is the cleanest and greenest in the industry.

“At Priti NYC, we believe that women everywhere can help keep their bodies healthy and their planet pretty- and look good while doing so. We in believe in beautifying without harming the world or ourselves”

Available in over 100 different shades including metallics, mattes, bright neons, rich darks and classic nudes, Priti NYC is the only polish to be using in your beauty regime for a stunning, natural and green manicure, every time.

About EIDEAL

EIDEAL™ is the leading provider of premium hair products and tools across the MENA region. The brand combines innovative technology with contemporary design to produce a range that has fast become a sensation in both retail and in salons.

The EIDEAL range was born through a necessity for high-quality tools that produce professional results. The founder, a former hairdresser, was driven to create a range of products that would set the standard for those in the industry. Since its inception, EIDEAL has been growing at a substantial pace, thanks to its founder’s constant search for idealism and a distinctive ability to provide the professionals with the best quality tools for their salons.

Currently, EIDEAL offers a vast selection of Hair Dryers, Straightening Irons, Curling Irons, Hair Clippers, Hair Brushes, Scissors and many other hair related accessories. These products are made from the highest quality materials, obtained from a range of natural sources including our Ceramic Brush, infused with tourmaline gems, and our DiamonSilk Flat Iron, the first flat iron to have diamond coated plating.

EIDEAL’s technological innovations and remarkable sales figures are reflected in the company’s widespread presence in major international exhibitions. Since 2008 EIDEAL has been one of the largest corporate manifestations at Dubai’s prestigious Gulf Beautyworld ME and at In-Shape health, beauty and fitness fair, in Lebanon.

This, however, is far from the limit of our potential. At EIDEAL the R&D team is working day and night to develop more innovative tools. Combining creativity with practicality, to improve the performance of hair professionals and satisfy the needs of every woman aspiring for beauty.

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