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#BeautyCrush: Fight the wobble with Bliss

Those of you gals lucky enough to not have an ounce of wobble on their thighs or butts can stop reading this post right NOW!

As for the rest of you, then here comes a new weapon to help you fight that damn wobble! I’m of course talking about the new Bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine.

The lean machine is a cool high-tech tool which lifts, sucks, rolls and pulsates to help visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. You only need using it once a day for 6 minutes, preferable in conjunction with the FatGirlSlim Cream. Sounds amazing right? But does it actually work?

Well, I’ve had the opportunity to use both the lean machine AND the FatGirlSlim Cream for 30 days and I have used it for that length of time, religiously every day. Now, I am not going to give you cms lost etc… just because not only did I use the machine but I’ve also been exercising quite a bit.

I can however attest to  my skin looking a lot smoother, especially the back of my thighs. Really, I promise it made a big difference!

So how does it all work? Well, it’s pretty simple you just have to keep at it and use it every-single-day for about 10 mins. You first apply the FatGirlSlim cream and you then switch the device on and apply to the skin moving it up from you knees and towards your heart…. it will massage, pulsate and roll those lumps & bumps! You can also use it on your tummy 😉

Just check out this video which demonstrates how to use it : click here 

Once you’ve gone through the first 30-day period, I do feel you’d need to keep using it at least 3/4 times a week to main good results and together with a healthy diet and exercise regime your pins should be looking fab!! Over to you now!

The Bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine will set you back AED850  but I promise it is well worth it! The Bliss FatGirlSlim Cream retails at AED148.

You can get both products online via BasharaCare.com!

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#FitCrush: The 30-day Fitness Challenge Update #1

Hey you guys!

A week has gone by and so I thought I’d give you a quick update on my progresses with the famous #Bliss30dayfitnesschallenge!

Exercise-wise I’ve got to admit that I did not do as well as I hoped…. only because work, life etc… kind of got in the way. But I still fitted in a couple of gym sessions at the Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi, and 2 runs so it wasn’t too bad. You’ve gotta give it to these guys, their club is pretty amazing. I mean, the range of cardio & resistance machines available in the Ladies Gym is really good and truly allows you to mix and match different training routines.

On the diet front, I’ve actually been pretty good. I’ve not weighted myself as I try to only do so every 2 weeks… but I do feel  good and reenergise so it must be a good sign ;)!

And finally, I’ve been using the bliss Lean Machine together with my #FatGirlSlim cream and must say my skin defo looks a little firmer and smoother! This thing is AMAZING!! So easy to use and it damn bloody works. Really worth the investment.

More updates Instagram and Twitter so make sure to follow me on those 2 as well.

You can also search for #bliss30daychallenge and #fatgirlslim on social media platforms icon wink #FitCrush: The 30 day Fitness Challenge with Bliss Middle East, BasharaCare & Pharaohs Club at Wafi.

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PS: I got hold of my #fatgirlslim lean machine by accepting the #bliss30daychallenge. If you are a #beautyblogger nominate yourself to be the next one to be picked, otherwise you can buy your personal #cellulite buster from @basharacare.

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#FitCrush: The 30-day Fitness Challenge with Bliss Middle East, BasharaCare & Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi

I’m so excited to finally be able to share a new & exciting project I’m working on!! If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably gathered I was up to no good with my blog-sister Liouaa from Jam the Glam cos hey, that’s how WE roll!

So a couple of weeks ago, Liouaa & I were offered the amazing opportunity to embark on a 30-day fitness challenge with Bliss Middle East and Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi and BasharaCare.com.

bliss recently introduced their hugely popular anti-cellulite cream, fatgirlslim, in UAE which used in conjunction with fatgirlslim lean machine, can make a huge difference on your cellulite. Of course, to maximise its results, it’s important that you also work out hard AND eat clean. They partnered up with Pharaoh’s Club at Wafi Mall and together, we will be working hard (very hard!) to kick start mine and Liouaa’s new fit & healthy selves!

1st step was the fit test –  Sue, our lovely personal trainer, took us to the ladies-only section of the club (how cool is that?! It just felt so much more confortable!) and, after an in-depth body analysis,  bossed us around a series of exercise to asses our current fitness level… the results were… how can I put it… let’s just say there is room (a lot of it!) for improvements. Which in a way, is great.

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2nd step – the individual workout session – Based on the above results, Sue was able to put together a personalised program targeting my very own areas of concerns. The workout is about 45 mins long and includes a warm up followed by a series of targeted exercises using the various cardio & resistance machines and free weights in the gym.  This one should be done 3 or 4 times a week, on top of which I should add another 2 x 45 mins cardio workouts… if I’ve not lost at least 5kgs at the end of it, there will be murder! (Sue, if you’re reading this, I’m just kidding! But still…)

3rd step – the diet – No point in bursting your butt off at the gym 5 times a week if you’re gonna grab a croissant and a fat latte after each session. It is tempting though. The whole effort = reward thing does look appealing. But one must resist (trying to convince myself here). A program I followed in the past is the Dukan Diet.

Now I hear you already thinking it’s just another fad diet, it doesn’t work etc… well, I am not one that can just ‘control’ my portion sizes, or have ‘a little bit of everything’. See, I’m a ALL or NOTHING kind of gal and this plan works for me. It’s simple, doesn’t require a lot of preparing and it works. Check out this website for more details or, if you’d like, I’ll write a post on the diet!

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4th step – the lean machine – Every day for the next 30 days, I will be diligently applying my new bliss fatgirlslim cream and massaging it with the lean machine. It only takes a few minutes. I’ve now used it a couple of times and getting the hang of it. It’s not easy at first I must say and takes getting used to moving it up & down your legs (will go into more details at a latter stage).

So there you have it, the low-down on my new Fitness Challenge! Expect to see weekly updates and then of course don’t forget to look me up on Instagram and Twitter to follow my daily actives (beware there will be the odd sweaty/red/bothered selfie!).

You can also search for #bliss30daychallenge and #fatgirlslim on social media platforms 😉

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PS: I got hold of my #fatgirlslim lean machine by accepting the #bliss30daychallenge. If you are a #beautyblogger nominate yourself to be the next one to be picked, otherwise you can buy your personal #cellulite buster from @basharacare.

#BeautyCrush: WOMF #2

Hey gals!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer as much as I am. I’ve now been home for a week and really enjoying myself. Minus the couple of heavy showers  & storms we’ve had last week, the weather has been gorgeous with a nice & cool 28c!

Onto my current skin care routine… here is a little LOOK inside the products I’ve been using lately:


Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

I’ve been using this one for over a week and really liking it! The scent is very summery and I like the fact that it also exfoliates your skin gently. I still prefer my Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser though as I find this ones doesn’t get rid of all my make-up as easily…. Still a very strong contender.

Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Water Skin Tonic

Don’t think I need to tell you, again, why I love this toner! Mind you, I’ve heard raving reviews of the La Roche-Posay Ser0zinc which I need to get my hands on next week….

Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera & Honey Under eye Gel

Again another favorite of mine! I like the way the gel cools your skin and refreshes your eyes leaving the very fragile skin underneath hydrated & smooth,

L’Occitane Essence Sublime Serum

Now, I’ve been using this Serum for just over 2 weeks now and still not quite sure what to say about it. I haven’t noticed any real difference on my skin either way… I will say that it’s not quite worth the AED265 and will probably have to go on a hunt for a new Serum soon!

Clarins Sun Care Cream SPF 20

Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to my usual Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen but that’s only because I got given a few little mini samples of this one and thought they would be easier to pack! However, I still very much prefer the Neutrogena as I find the Clarins Sun Cream to be a little too rich for my skin.

L’Occitane Creme de Beaute Sublime BB Cream

Still very much liking the L’Occitane BB Cream! It just leaves my skin hydrated, smooth and not greasy! The colour is also a really good fit to my skin tone. This one is defo a winner!

Let me know if you guys have recently tried a new product which you love or not!!

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GlamBox April With Bliss (

#GlamCrush: It feels a lot like Christmas… #GlamBoxME

I signed up to Glam Box a couple of months ago,from meeting the girls at Tish Tash, the PR team behind the brand, at an event and since I did, I’ve never been so excited to see the Aramex motorbike pull outside my apartment building!! He comes once a month, and once a month, he brings me a box of beautifully wrapped beauty treasures!

It really is like unwrapping your Xmas pressies all over again! (YES, I am that obsessed with it! So much so that I start tweeting @glamboxME every day for a week before they start shipping them out!!).

So this month was no different! I got my glossy pink box through on Sunday last week, unwrapped it and discovered 5 glam treasures which I’ve reviewed below!

If you are not a Glamista yet, you’re missing out!! Sign up now, you won’t regret it!!

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

Now this one I adoooore! You wash your face, massage the gel in whilst your skin is still damp, wait a few minutes and you will see this delicious frothy foam form all over. Rinse after 5 minutes for a refreshed, radiant & smooth skin!

Lancaster Sun and Sport SPF 20

Calling ALL glam sportistas! This one is perfect for you! The Lancaster Sun & Sport sun lotion smooth on nicely and best of all, is water and sweat resistant! Like I said, perfect for the more ‘sporty’ of glam babes!

Lancaster Tan Maximiser After Sun

I heart a lovely & glowy tanned skin but what I really like is an after sun which’ll help me keep that bronzed glow for days after a weekend at the beach. Well the Lancaster Tan Maximiser promises just that, thanks to its unique ingredient that intensifies melanin production to prolong your natural tan!

Lancaster Cellular Elixir 365

Launched in 2003 Lancaster’s Cellular Elixir 365, is a serum that boosts the DNA repair of damages caused by UV rays,  slowing the skin’s aging process. I’ve not tried this one yet but you can watch their promo video here.

Complimentary manicure PLUS 15% off any other treatment when you spend AED200 at Sugar Urban Nails

Fancy a little pampering?! Head down to Sugar Urban Nails in JLT or MoE. They offer a whole range of different treatments, from waxing to eyelash extensions, facials, even hair treatments and of course nail treatments! I know where I’ll be this weekend ;)…

This month’s BONUS Sample: Lancome Teint Visionnaire

I lurve trying on new make-up products and been meaning to try out Lancome’s latest foundation/concealer make-up duo for a while so the cute little bonus sample came at the right time!

Le Teint Visionnaire offers 2 beauty steps in 1 foundation to combine perfect coverage and natural finish:

High Coverage Corrector:
The High Coverage Corrector is enriched with Vitamin CG. Its creamy texture immediately reduces the appearance of dark spots, dark circles and imperfections.

Flawless Perfecting Foundation:
The perfecting foundation flawlessly evens out the complexion and visibly improves the appearance of pores and wrinkles every day.

Results? An even and flawless looking complexion!

How to apply Teint Visionnaire:
Step 1: High Coverage Corrector
Using your fingertips, apply the High Coverage Corrector before the foundation on targeted imperfections for optimal coverage of dark spots, dark circles, any redness or blemishes.
Step 2: Flawless Perfecting Foundation
Apply the fluid using a foundation
brush in a circular buffing motion to create a natural and flawless-looking finish to your complexion.

So if you, like me, love to try out new products in the comfort of your own home and in your own time, subscribe to GlamBox NOW!!!

You can choose from different packages:

3 months subscription for only AED239

6 months subscription for only AED449

or a 1 year subscription for only AED849


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