I really hate that annoying feeling when you remove your makeup and you still feel that u have dirt on your skin!! I have got this shu uemura’s skin purifying cleansing oil recently from London and absolutely loved the results!
The product’s full name is “ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil skin purifier” and it comes in a brown bottle- 2 diff sizes- 150 ml and 450 ml
This special cleansing oil is super effective as it removes impurities and dirt and gives you the most amazing super smooth skin!!! I have tried and tested it and I guarantee you that it will make your skin very smooth!
It is mainly used to remove any dirt or makeup- will instantly hydrate and nourish your skin. It is a fantastic product to add to your skincare routine. This product by far is one of the best cleansing oils- it even beats MAC cleanse off oil- as i feel it is more healthier for my skin.
It is an oily/watery product and must be used with water in order to work!
These are the directions for using it!
Just remember, apply some in your hand then onto your face (which is filled with makeup) and apply some water then work it into your skin- you will then realize how super soft your skin is!
Check out the benefits of the ingredients in this product
This cleansing oil literally removes every trace of makeup! So if you don’t feel like removing it with facial wipes etc- just wash ur face with it! I even love how it removes the waterproof mascara so easy! This product differs from Shu Uemura’s other cleansing oils as it is more moisturizing on your skin. You will feel instantly after washing your face how soft and smooth and supple it is!
The only disadvantage to this is how pricey it is- and it is not available in Bahrain- but hopefully when you travel you can get it!
I Had this product for a while now- but I just realized that I should definitely write my review about it!
The product is from a company called “GREEN BAR“… and what I love about it is that the company is from our beloved Bahrain!
Green Bar is all about luxury botanical oils…
Those precious oils come from all over the world… and work wonders on your skin!
One of my purchases was for the
“FACE ELIXIR” face oil
This serum is made from rice bran, which gives you a radiance. It also consists of fatty acids, antioxidants and Vitamin E. What this face oil does is plumps, hydrates and nourishes your skin (deeply) while smoothing fine lines.
It is perfect for both genders and all skin types.
What i love about it?
The smell…. the beautiful calming smell of lavender weakens my knees!!
The smell is super calming – so u can apply it day or night- and will help u sleep peacefully at night.
Although it’s an oil- it is not actually oily/greasy…. Once you apply it on your skin- it will sink into your face tissue and work its way in.
I also hear that lavender oil is great for burns- so it may be helpful too!
You will love how smooth and supple your skin feels after applying it!
This special facial oil can be a replacement for night creams or day cream (if you’re staying at home & you don’t need SPF).. Oils penetrate the skin much better than creams & hydrate it faster.
I don’t suggest using this before makeup though….
It is very similar to Kiehl’s Midnight recovery concentrate You can read about Kiehl’s here
How to Apply?
Make sure your face is clean- then apply a few drops onto your hands and massage all over your face! I also use it on my lips and under eye area Don’t forget- Massage it into your skin to make it work… don’t just pat it!
Order Your Green Bar Face Elixir Now from
It is 12 BD….
What’s more? Super fast delivery !!
*Also- check out Green Bar’s body oils <3 I love them!!
Not all brands have beauty balms… and the disadvantage in many brands is the limited shades….
First…. what is a beauty balm?
Basically, it’s a type of foundation that aims to cover blemishes, offer good coverage, and blend properly onto the skin with a satiny finish. It is also known to improve the skin & treat it. Started off in the Asian (Korean) markets and now they are sold worldwide! They do contain SPF and they are the replacement for tinted moisturizers or even foundations!
Well, I’m here to review this special beauty balm from TooFaced!
I purchased it a month ago and I have been using it since… I’m loving it!!
Lemme explain more about it..
This beauty balm is available in 4 shades:
Vanilla Glow (light skin tone), Cream Glow (light to medium), Nude Glow (medium), and Beach Glow (deep skin tone)
I have 2 shades- the Nude Glow & Beach Glow. For when I’m tanned I used Beach glow & for the rest of the year I’ll use the Nude Glow!
About Too Faced BB Cream
The Too Faced Beauty Balm (BB cream) does give u not only beauty benefits but skincare benefits. The balm has a multi-mineral complex that gives u a healthy glow and will improve the skin’s appearance over time.
This special balm consists of light diffusing pigments which instantly hides wrinkles/fine lines. It is also anti-aging so it will prevent damage. It moisturizes & is oil free… Great for all skin types and most importantly SPF 20 (which is great- considered high). It contains Vitamins A &E + Chamomile which nourishes your skin.
What you might not know about it- It is a MULTI USE… Meaning that you can use it as a primer to prep your skin before foundation or use it on its own.
I’m currently using this bb cream daily – morning or night & i’m surprised by how Im addicted to it! This stuff is pretty good! I have sort of ditched tinted moisturizers & always use this!
What’s awesome about it is the glow it gives (not shiny or oily) but simply a radiance.
I do use it like a tinted moisturizer- with my hands- rub on all my face and make sure no excess lines but just patting with my fingers and slightly smudging. Then I would def apply some concealer on top and powder all over. Sometimes when i want an even more natural finish- I would use the balm on it’s own with no powder on top.
This bb cream is medium-full coverage! But you don’t actually feel it heavy or anything- it’s like it is barely there! Those tiny blemishes and acne scars. If the bb cream does not fully cover your blemishes then I suggest adding setting powder on top.
Beautiful coverage & smooth skin & non greasy!… And the greatest part of all – it is super quick! For mornings or a night out – it is a quick fix! The product is easily bendable like a cream- but make sure to clean your hands after or you’ll make everything you touch beige.
Once it is blended- it automatically gives off a glow/radiance
The tube itself looks small but it will stay a while! As I said I have been using this product daily for a month and it is still halfway full !
I hear this product is amazing for older women- as it really treats their skin & hides those fine lines etc.
This product is available in SEPHORA worldwide…. and YES- IT IS AVAILABLE IN BAHRAIN SEPHORA around 18 BD
So I recently got this new exfoliator scrub from MAC !
I decided to try it out during my holiday here in Spain….
MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
FYI – this product was sold a few years ago… and it got discontinued! They have recently launched it now in the MAC heavenly creatures collection (in Europe & USA) ….. and I believe it won’t stay for that long! So grab it before it’s finished!!!
This exfoliating scrub is not only for exfoliation purposes- but also cleansing. The ingredients that make up this scrub: Actual volcanic ash mixed with some fine sugar crystals. It also has silica.
This scrub will basically refine your skin and unclog any pores making your skin feel extra soft, smooth and clean. The product is filled with MINERALS… so you can use it also on your full body!
Well as you can see, the scrub is BLACK! Probably from the “ash” ! But I am loving this product!! I have tested it for a few days now and it is really a fantastic scrub to have on your bathroom shelf. It deeply exfoliates … feels like I have something that Spa’s who give high end facials would use. Smells ashy too… but you will really feel that it is working deep into your skin.
Keep in mind- Silica will actually scratch you so be very careful.
As adviced on the tube, use no more than 3 times per week. Apply on your clean face and rub, then rinse off.
My advice: apply moisturizer afterwards as your skin will be hungry to absorb moisture.
Below is a a quick guide on how to use it… I scrub my face but I am showing you an example on my hand.
Just remember to work it into your skin, so keep rubbing in circular motions!
After this, rinse off with water and you will feel how smooth your skin is! Don’t forget to moisturize!!
I really loved this scrub … unbelievably amazing and does the job without stressing the skin or making it red or anything like that.
I’m in love with this moisturizer! It is one of those products that I have bought in a long time but have never used- up until 2 months ago where I started using it!
The Body Shop’s Vitamin C line is simply a must have! It really really really fixes your skin- and it comes with a cheap price tag!
The product I’m currently using is The Body Shop’s
VITAMIN C “DAILY MOISTURISER SPF 30″
And it smells like oranges!!
It is one of those moisturizers that will repair your skin- as it is focused on DULL skin! So if you ur skin has no radiance and looks tired and dull, this is a great moisturiser to use!
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is known to encourage collagen production – meaning it impoves the elasticity of your skin and protects it from any damaging environmental variables.
I use it prior to my makeup- or even on its own (without makeup). It is lightweight, easily absorbed and non greasy!
It protects you from sunrays (SPF 30) and has rich ingredients such as vitamin c, amazonian camu camu (fruit which is considered a great antioxidant & has vitamin c) and seasame seed oil (softens + strengthens the skin’s defence system).I simply love how this moisturiser hydrates your skin and enhances its natural radiance!
Well, this is not a new product – it’s just something that I love to use with my makeup!
I’m all about keeping the face moist & refreshed. I hate dull looking skin that’s dry & has no life/radiance!
I always use MAC Fix+ spray prior to my makeup to hold my makeup together & freshen up my face. Well I found something quiet similar- which does the same job!
EVIAN MINERAL WATER FACIAL SPRAY
It’s simply amazing- i love keeping it cool in the fridge & spray right before my makeup or after moisturizing my skin! The water adds extra moisture to your skin & adds glow when it’s all dried up!
Its ‘other uses include the beach (where i got my evian bottle-Oman Shangrila , the pool & excersize- all to keep you refreshed!
Well it really works well with makeup too!
The bottle’s back description: Evian Facial Spraay helps fix your makeup *** and offers freshness & purity!
Another Brand which I Love – similar brand- is AVENE… (from pharmacies)- does the same job!
Remember- Water works really well with Makeup… so spray some before you color that face!
You can get evian from your local supermarket!
I’m sure you have seen the green primer in lots of places… All bottled up & stacked on makeup counters… YET … You have NO idea why it is green or what to use it for!!
I’m here to make your life much easier… I’ll explain it to you in great detail… through the use of the…
Make Up Forever HD Green Primer!
One of the best green primers available is Makeup4ever (MUFE) green primer. The consistency is smooth. Easy to blend & covers up well.
Ok.. now I’m going to explain the how and whys!
WHY IS IT GREEN? WHY DO I NEED TO USE GREEN PRIOR TO MY MAKEUP?
Not everyone will need to use this. Green primers/correctors are green for a reason. Green is know to be a color that neutralizes redness! That is ofcorse due to the color theory!
As you can see, Green is opposite to Red. This means that the green color will remove any sort of redness! And it will get neutralized/balanced out underneath the Beigi foundation.
Not everyone needs to use this. People with skin problems, allergies, redness, red birthmarks, reddish acne, sunburns & mosquito bites will need to use it if they wanted FLAWLESS makeup- this will perfect their base- as red tends to show underneath foundation if it has not been corrected.
Keep in mind- primers also absorb oils- so they will keep your face oil free!
HOW DO I USE IT?
Using it is super easy! After moisturizing your skin- squirt a small coin size amount into your hands and rub on REDDISH areas! Basically, apply it on wherever you fee that is a bit red!
Rub the area until the green primer is blended and can barely show.
After that, you can go ahead and apply liquid foundation!
You will notice that the green color dissapears underneath the beige colored foundation!
Ok – look at the pic below for an easier illustration!
1- my hand has been burnt by the sun during a recent vacation.. so as you can see it is reddish… So I applied a bit on my hand
2- rubbed & blended the primer onto my hands.
3- you will realize a few minutes after applying the primer that the redness automatically dissapears! So now I applied foundation.
4- blended the foundation! And Voila- no redness!!!!!!
IT’S MAGIC!!!! NO MORE REDNESS!
Summer is hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Summmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmer is here!!!
Well.. 1 more month till i leave … for COSTA DEL SOL!
Summer has a lot to do with the product I’m about to tell you about.
Keep in mind, during summer- your face changes in color- that is if u do tan!
The problem is, many girls apply their usual foundation (which is lighter than what they are after tanning) – making them look greyish!!
Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret. When you are tanned- avoid heavy foundations & stick to tinted moisturizers!
TRUST ME ON THIS!
Tinted moisturizers will keep u moisturized all day + feel very light on your skin & they work greatly with a tan! When it’s summer, you don’t want to feel like having cakey skin or layers of makeup on top!
I found the perfect tinted moisturizer – with a shade great for those who have olive skin (like me) and go a bit darker.
You have got to try this product from CHANEL- “HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE TEINTE”
In english- it’s a hydrating lotion with a tint (some foundation with it) for additional color.
What is great about it- it is intensly hydrating and it gives u a beautiful natural healthy glow! The product consists of a Hydrabarrier System- which locks moisture in!
The shade suitable for tanned skin is “BRONZE 20″. This shade might not suit everyone- but if you are tanned.
There is 2 other shades (Sunlit & Sand) – lighter ones if you are lighter.
Apply this tinted lotion just like you apply normal cream- with your hands all over. Make sure it’s blended well! (WASH UR HANDS AFTER) If you like, you can even top it off with a hint of powder or translucent powder to remove any shine/oils.
KEEP IN MIND: this is not a tan enhancer. It will not change the color of ur tan permanantly. It’s just a lotion.
Just to show you, I have constructed a little experiment!
Below is a photo with 3 swabs of unblended liquids. Please note that my hand is slightly tanned- thanks to SHANGRI LA OMAN- well anyways, so my foundation has become way lighter than my hand.
The pic below shows you the 3 liquids- Blended- and how they look on tanned skin. Please note that the Chanel tinted moisturizer completely matched the tanned skintone- while the foundation made the area look greyish- simply cuz it is lighter than the skin!!
I constantly talk about Kiehl’s products- I love them!!!! Especially the midnight recovery concentrate!
Well- I am in love with this moisturizer from Kiehls- I’m telling you- LIKE NO OTHER MOISTURIZER!
I love Estee Lauder’s Daywear moisturizer, but I also love Kiehl’s!
This moisturizer- called “ULTRA FACIAL MOISTURIZER”
It makes your skin unbelievably soft!!! It’s like BUTTER!! Makes it feel so sooo smooth- and really helps in setting your makeup for hours! It’s light and milky and most importantly- VERY HYDRATING!
The packaging- in a bottle- so easy to squeeze & convenient!
What this moisturizer does is it gets absorbed under your skin so that the surface remains extra soft. It will seep into your skin helping nurture what is underneath the surface- not just the upper skin!
Just use it after you have cleansed your face- right before the makeup! Also you can use it before bed!
The white bottle is for “ALL SKIN TYPES” … and there is a blue one too- which is for normal to oily skin types!
Believe me- your skin will LOVE the change
You can get Kiehls from Dubai Mall- Bloomingdales or even in Dubai airport!
I luuuuvvvv this product from the bottom of my heart! Smashbox- by far- have the most amazing award winning primers!
It’s called “PHOTO FINISH LIGHT- FOUNDATION PRIMER”
It is the perfect primer to control oil (especially in T-ZONES) & create an extra smooth canvas – which preps your skin for the makeup! It is water based, extra lightweight primer great for all skin types! It’s “photofinish” – meaning it is made for photoshoot- reflects harsh lighting!
After your cream- apply this primer all over! I swear this will instantly fill in any fine lines & pores to give u and amazing airbrushed look! Always make sure you apply it to clean an moisturized skin.
Especially if you have oily skin- I urge you to use it!! The formula is oil free- & it will instantly absorb any oils! It’s also great to use on acne-prone skin or even sensitive skin.
This primer will help in holding your makeup for HOURS and HOURS…
I LUV it’s smooooooth finish!
In winter, you might want to switch to Smashbox’s photo finish hydrating primer- as the skin becomes more dry!
Note that this product had a previous different packaging
I have been using this face cream for a month now, and trust me girls, i think i have found “THE ONE” !!
This cream is to be used in the day, and it acts as a perfect makeup base!!
What makes me go crazy about it is the texture it leaves your face in! NON GREASY, and gives u a beautiful radiant glow!
This face cream in this cute green jar has SPF 15- and believe me it is more important than the makeup!
This moisturiser will defend your face against the appearance/signs of premature ageing, so it is good to use it when you are young!
It has a very effective ANTI-OXIDANT power– great for everyday, and the BEST PART ABOUT IT—– smells like cucumbers!!!!! ( which i absolutely LOVE)
I have realized that my skin became softer and instanly fresher after every application!! I LOVE IT!!
It is a great wat to protect + enhance your beauty!
Introducing “NANOBLUR”- the new cream that claims to cover up your wrinkles/pigmentation etc & make you look younger “INSTANTLY”!!
This newcomer to the market is selling like crazy.. & it has finally reached the UK.
It’s all over the papers & magazines- thought I should tell you about it.
What this cream consists of cream particles that spread out light to make the skin look better, clearer, fresher & younger in seconds by blurring out all imperfections. It uses optical diffusing elements to confuse whoever is looking at you. It tricks the eye by applying light on imperfection to even them out. It would even make your pores disappear.
What makes this product better according to reviews:
It’s better than Lancome’s effet Miracle/Clarins beauty flash balm etc… because nanoblur’s particles sizes are much smaller than other formulas-making it easy to find their way to the tiniest imperfections.
I haven’t tested this product yet. I’m just stating what people are claiming. Please note that it doesn’t change your face over-time. It is only used for quick same day results.
They are currently selling this at Boots UK.
Read more about it here http://www.indeedlabs.com/nanoblur/
The photo below shows results-taken from their website!
Please note, I’m not marketing the product- I’m just writing about it- since it is been the topic of the past few weeks (FOR WOMEN ACROSS THE UK)
Do you really need eye cream? Ofcourse you do
Applying an under eye cream is an important step of your daily beauty routine. The skin around your eyes is very delicate. This area is prone to dryness & aging. You really want to slow down the progress of those wrinkles & lines- don’t you? Eye creams will keep this area always lifted, fresh & moisturized.
When eye cream is applied, concealer & foundation sets better. Keep in mind, when you apply them, apply them before your makeup, & also before bed! A beauty tip- apply eye cream on your lips- will keep your lips moisturized & plumper!
I have received a sample from Bobbi Brown when I was in Germany- so I tried it- & I’m Loving it. I constantly get samples from Chanel & Estee Lauder (eye creams) but I don’t know why, Bobbi Brown was the winner!
It’s called “Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream”
This is a good, solid hydrating eye cream. It consists of those ingredients: Avocado oil, Jojoba Seed, With Hazel, Aloe Vera & Squalane. This eye cream is a fantastic base for makeup (under eyes). I felt that it’s very lightweight & tends to soak in as soon as you apply it. Your skin will feel soft & smooth.
How to use:
Apply with your fingertips- all over under eyes & sides of eye (skin around eyes). Pat gently with your fingers & make sure it is fully absorbed!
What I also love about it- Bobbi Brown doesn’t market her products “This will make you look 10 years younger” or “ this will give you a quick lift in seconds!” etc… She doesn’t do that. Bobbi presents a product & says what it claims to do- & impressively it fully does what it’s supposed to do!
If you feel your eyes are extra dry, get the “extra repair” eye cream from Bobbi Brown. This will target dark circles, puffiness, fine lines & wrinkles. This one might be slightly heavier than the hydrating one. The packaging looks the same- same jar
Many of you skip this part, after you wash your face you apply face cream straight away. Toner needs to go in after face wash & before cream application.
A toner actually cleanses the skin & shrinks the pores. The toner removes any excess oils on your face even after washing it with soap + makeup remover wipes. It will remove any dirt left behind. Toner prepares your skin-makes it fresh & glowy!
I came across this amazing toner from Bobbi Brown- currently out of stock- more coming end of month.
It’s called “ Hyrdrating Face Tonic”- It’s enriched with mineral water & cucumber extract.
What this tonic does is: moisturize your face, soothes it, cleanses & keeps it balanced + soft!
Apply it right after washing it- or after makeup remover wipes- take a cotton pad & apply on face and it will restore your skin.
Other thn cucumber, it has Chamomile, Licorice, Aloe & lavnender.
I loved the amazing feeling I got from it. It felt unbelievably REFRESHING!! What I loved the most about it was the cucumber smell. It smelled like I was in a spa or smells like summer- u know that scent- a soooooothing scent. Most toners tend to have a stingy smell (due to the alcohol), but this- smells so good!
Whether you have dry or oily skin or even combination- it suits you. It will hydrate your face even before moisturizing it. It might feel sticky at the start, but will dry up within 10 seconds.
There are a million toners around- million brands- but becareful when choosing one. Try to choose ones that don’t smell like alcohol. Try to also choose ones that are hydrating- as many dry up the face!!
Coming soon, Lancôme is introducing a formula to correct the appearance of wrinkles, pores & texture. After 12 years of being “in the making”, the visionnaire will be considered Lancôme’s first skincare product to RECREATE beautiful skin.
It basically transforms the skin, evens out your skin tone, refines your skin and reduces pigmentation.
How to use it:
It can be used morning and night for the corrective routine. Since it has a silky texture, you can apply makeup on top too.
Will be available September 2011 worldwide. Available in specific places in USA & UK
We all need our beauty sleep… and with this product, your face will be beautifies/recovered while you are dozing off!
“Kiehl’s” Midnight Recovery Concentrate – ONE NIGHT. TWO DROPS. YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN BY MORNING!!!!
It’s an overnight treatment that regenerates, repairs & replenishes your skin for smoother healthier look. Works while your skin is most receptive to repair (during sleep) and restores it. It includes special ingredients such as :
*Evening primrose- rich in omega 6 and repairs skin
*Lavender- sooth inflamed/irritated skin and reduced blotchiness + makes skin radiant/brighter.
*SKWA lane-moisturizing olive oil that’s very silky+ easily absorbed
How to use it?
Before bed, apply 2-3 drops on clean skin. Gently press your fingertips on cheeks, forehead + chin to evenly distribute applicator. Then massage into skin.
I used it a few times and my skin has become more hydrated & softer. Might feel oily at first but it will sink right under your skin. It will definitely rest your skin & improve your texture+ tone. The smell itself is comforting before bed! Go ahead, try this night serum and notice the difference in a weeks’ time!
Available all over USA, & in middle east (Kuwait, Dubai Harvey Nichols) or order online