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#BeautyCrush: WOMF #4

Can you guys believe we’re already in November?! That’s just mad, where does time go!

And I can’t believe I am sitting here blogging about my fourth What’s On My Face feature either yet here I am.

And so here we are with the products I have been using AND loving lately!!

Neutrogena Visibly Clear® 2 in 1 Wash and Mask – a great great time-saver product!! You can use this amazing product as a daily face wash (quite an effective one at that) and as a weekly deep cleansing mask! Been using it for a few weeks now and really liking it so far….

La Roche- Posay Serozinc – I mentioned this product in a previous post and remember I wasn’t too sure about it… well, I have now been using it for a while and must say I actually really like it! It is a purifying yet soothing zinc sulfate solution which just adds that extra touch in your cleansing routine! All of my favorite bloggers keep on raving about it and I am starting to see why! I bought mine from France and not entirely sure we can actually find it here in the UAE… will defo investigate and let you know.

Dermalogica UltraCalming Serum Concentrate – since I’ve visited the Dermalogica spa and found out I had some sensitivities on my cheeks I’ve been using this calming & soothing serum twice a day after my toner and before my moisturiser. It has been over 2 weeks now and the redness has definitively gone down and my skin feels ‘repaired’ if that makes sense! Again, another amazing product from Dermalogica

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster – I did mention in my Dermalogica treatment review that my therapist had found my forehead and T-zone to be quite dehydrated which could eventually cause fine lines and so she recommended this genius little serum which I actually had a tube of at home! I have been applying it twice a day since! You’ve gotta keep those little lines at bay for as long as possible right?!

Dermalogica Soothing Eye Serum – OK, I know this is now the 3rd Dermalogica product but really, their stuff is pretty amazing! I was gifted the new Soothing Eye Serum a couple of months ago and been not only using it every evening but loving it too! The texture is a like an oil but it sinks right into your under eye skin and does not leave any greasy film at all! It reduces dark shadows and nourishes the very sensitive skin under your eyes…

Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera & Honey Under Eye Gel – I have mentioned this one too in a previous post and I am still very much using this amazing eye gel in the morning as I just love the refreshing and awakening effect it gives! It also hydrates and plumps up my under eye skin beautifully and makes for a great make-up base. Plus it’s organic and that’s just like a great bonus to me!

Elemis Pro-Collagene Marine Cream – I wrote a full review of this amazing moisturiser and so won’t go on about it here. Just check out my post here.

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen – Same here with this SPF which has been a regular in my skin care routine for almost 6 months now and probably will be for a very very long time!! Full review here.

Herbline Essentials Apricot & Honey Face Scrub – Ladies, you’ve GOTTA exfoliate at least once a week to get rid of dry skin and impurities! And no, this is not up for a debate! I’ve been ‘scrubbing’ for years and my skin is very thankful for it. An excellent one is the new Apricot & Honey Face Scrub from one of my top skin care brands, Herbline EssentialsThis delicious smelling scrub has a deep moisturising effect whilst the apricot oil and fruit extracts work together to help remove blackheads, nourish dehydrated skin, exfoliate and even out the skin tone. 

Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub – I’ve got to confess to have been a smoker for many years (way too many in fact but I’m French yeah, that’s what we do!) and so have been suffering from dry lips ever since! I did quit the cancer sticks a while ago but still have very dry lips so really, discovering this genius little lip scrub was a revelation! You just rub it in, rinse and voila! Gorgeous soft & hydrated lips guaranteed! This one is from Lush’s Christmas collection and I also have the Pop Corn Lip Scrub which is yum!

Biorderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution – I discovered this genius little pink product in the Special Edition Tala Samman GlamBox back in June (read the full review) and have been using it to remove my eye make-up every night every since! As a contact lenses wearer I need to ensure I use a non-irritating eye make-up remover and this one is just perfect at both taking even the most stubborn mascara off and soothing my eyes at the same time. Defo a keeper!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s What’s On My Face post. If you have recently discovered a product you absolutely love (or hate) do share in the comments section!

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#BeautyCrush: NEW! Elemis Body Scrubs revealed

Me I love a new beauty product! Especially when it is from one of my absolute favorite brands, in this case, Elemis!

And just in time for the Summer holidays, they’ve just dropped these two amazing  Elemis Body Scrubs, which will have you beach-babed in no time! Polished, smooth, gorgeous smelling skin GUARANTEED!

The only question is… which one am I going try out first?!

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow – AED272

Transport mind, body and soul to the shores of the South Pacific with Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow.

Capturing the exotic essence of Tahiti, this Salt Glow uses ingredients from the award-winning Frangipani range. Perfect for  prolonging that holiday feeling.

Directions: Apply with gentle circular motions to damp skin in the bath or shower. Use weekly to remove dead skin cells and restore skin radiance.

Spa tip: Pay special attention to dry areas such as knees, elbows and ankles. Great pre and post holiday to maintain a healthy, even glow.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub

Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub – AED235

Rich and creamy for super skin nourishment with Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Scrub

This luxurious creamy body scrub contains natural exfoliators of rice, bamboo and bora bora sand to gently polish the skin, whilst sweet almond, macadamia, and wheat germ oils nourish and condition. An exquisite milk protein base rich in vitamins is combined with organic oat extract to help leave skin feeling soft, supple and velvety smooth.

Directions: Use 2 to 3 times a week to reveal smooth and healthy skin.
Spa tip: Works wonders to prep skin for self-tan application to ensure an even, bronzed glow. And for happy soles, pay special attention to your feet so they are smooth and healthy to show off your pedicure with confidence.

All Elemis products can be purchased from:

  • www.elemis.ae (UAE & Middle East) – free delivery for UAE
  • Dubai: Bloomingdale’s Dubai (Dubai Mall), Debenhams (Mirdif City Centre)
  • Kuwait: Harvey Nichols (Avenues Mall)
  • Select spas/salons across Middle East including Cleopatra’s at Wafi


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Celebrity GlamBoxes 2013

#BeautyCrush: Superstar glamour with Celebrity GlamBox Edition

The celebrity lifestyle is a heady mix of beauty and glamour.  One minute stepping out in style for a premiere, the next posing for a photo shoot… and always managing to look flawless. It does leave us wondering how on Earth DO they do it?

Well, the secrets are out for you Glamistas!

 GlamBox has proudly collaborated with five of Dubai’s most influential beauty and fashion celebrities to curate a special edition for summer 2013.

These exciting and inspiring fashionistas are now revealing their favourite beauty products especially for you!

So, who are these famous fashionistas?


Huda Kattan is an award-winning blogger and Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist. Inside Huda’s Glambox you will find:

  •  Huda Beauty Lashes – A beauty creation from Huda herself, these lashes go to great lengths and unbelievable volume
  • Lush Lip Scrub – enriched with a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and jojoba oil, leaving your lips super soft
  • Vaseline Cocoa Body Lotion – smoothes away rough skin and the appearance of dark spots, igniting skin’s natural glow
  • Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – especially effective in healing dry skin and minor cuts and reducing the appearance of fine lines
  • Ciaté Nail Polish – famous for its caviar nail collection, this is the trendiest nail polish in town
  • Benefit They’re Real! Mascara – a jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumises, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look


Award-winning TV and radio presenter, Simone Heng, is delighted to be bringing you her GlamBox, featuring:

  •  Ponds Gold Radiance Serum – diminishes early signs of ageing and boosts your skin’s youthful radiance
  • Ponds Gold Radiance Day Cream – infused with the goodness of real gold and clinically proven to lift away skin dullness
  • Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions – targeted root action for superior hair fall protection and stronger hair
  • Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Skin Tonic – a beautiful and natural skin toner from the popular organic range
  • Lipstick Queen founded by Poppy King – the result of a lifetime devoted to finding the perfect lipstick


Actress Tamara Al Gabbani is also a TV presenter and a talented fashion designer. Her beauty must-haves for you to try are:

  •  Syoss Professional Shine Boost Mask – an intensive, 1-minute mask that provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair like never before
  • Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face and removes even water-resistant make-up
  • Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara – coats every single lash without weighting them down, for a wide-eyed look
  • La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream – luxurious treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles and much more
  • L’Oreal Color Riche Balm – provides a hint of luscious kissable color, full 8 hours of continuous hydration and smoothes lips instantly


Former Miss Lebanon, media doyenne and digital stylista of Gheir.com, Zoya Sakr lets you in a few of her beauty secrets with her GlamBox:

  •  Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray – nourishes, repairs and softens face, body and hair in a single step without a greasy residue
  • Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – award-winning professional hair mask spray that offers 10 real benefits
  • Middle Eastern Rosewater blend – 100% natural toner, with mineralising, pore minimising astringent and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Butter – richly hydrating and soothing natural butter that regenerates the epidermis and combats dry skin
  • The Cure Gift Voucher – Dubai Media City’s spa sanctuary to get away from it all and be preened, pampered and polished to perfection


Tala Samman is a celebrity blogger, stylist, editor and consultant who knows the beauty world inside out. Her GlamBox is filled with:

  •  Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – an exfoliating cream that smoothes, brightens and clarifies the complexion
  • Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face, and removes even water-resistant make-up
  • MAC Lipstick – the lipstick that made MAC famous: colour plus texture for the lips
  • Bio Oil – multi-award-winning specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone

How do you get your hands on these GlamBoxes full of celebrity beauty secrets?

Simply spend AED 500 on www.GlamBox.me to either purchase a subscription or a product from the GlamShop in July or August to receive a Celebrity GlamBox of your choice.

And keep following the GlamBox Facebook page for further chances to win them, too.

Remember, these GlamBoxes are limited edition and the offer will only be available while stocks last…

A selection of the full size celebrity beauty picks will also be available to purchase on the GlamShop throughout July and August too.

Hurry now to avoid disappointment and ensure that you shine like the stars this summer!

 For more details, come on over to www.glambox.me and discover the latest beauty treats and trends before anyone else.

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#TreatmentCrush: Elemis “Visible Brilliance” Facial at Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness

OMG! Did I not just fall madly in love (more than I already was!) with Elemis?! I think so..

I tried out the fabulous Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial in the stunning surroundings of the Cleopatra’s Spa and Well at Wafi. 75 mins of PURE BLISS and fully refreshed skin were the results!

I came in feeling AND looking  very tired after a long & stressful week at work and was very much looking forward to a little relaxing me-time. I did hope my skin would look rejuvenated. What I wasn’t expecting is how GOOD, smooth, refreshed & glowing it would actually look! I had to stare at the mirror for a good minute to fully take it all in I was so amazed.

After a skin care consultation where my therapist proceeded to ask about my beauty routine, what products I use on a regular basis and what my main skin concerns were, she thought the Visible Brilliance Treatment would be exactly what I needed!

So here is what the Visible Brilliance Treatment includes:

Cleanser – Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser

Toner – Rehydrating Ginseng toner

Face Massage – Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules

Scrub – Gentle Rose Exfoliator

Eye Mask – Silk Eye Compress

1st Mask – Amino Peel-Off Mask

2nd Mask – Exotic Cream Moisture Mask

Serum – Visible Brilliance Serum

Eyes Moisturizer – Absolute eye Serum

Face Moisturizer – Pro Collagen Marine Cream (read my review here)

My lovely therapist, Mary Grace also applied the “Daily Redness Relief” cream to really personalize the treatment to my skin which suffer from sensitivities.

A true luxurious experience.

Spa customers can also make sure of the Spa facilities which includes a sauna, steam room, relaxing room (they even have a ‘Dream Room’ which you can rent out for half an hour of pure relaxation!), the Jacuzzi and an intriguing cold plunge pool!


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To find out more about Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness, check out their website and don’t forget to Like their Facebook page!

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#BeautyCrush: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream #beautybloggersevent

A few weeks ago I attending Elemis‘ Beauty Bloggers Event at the fabulous Seville’s Restaurant in WAFI Mall.

Elemis Invite


I always known of Elemis’ products yet had never actually tried any! I guess that’s because they don’t really retail in the main department/drug stores… I was therefore very excited to be discovering those little treats!

We were all given a tour of the various products offered by the brand and I was very surprised to discover how extensive their ranges are!!

We all left with a fabulous gift box with lots of beauty goodies.

Elemis Box

 These included the limited edition Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. 

I proceed to try it the very next day and have been using it ever since! The revolutionary Anti-Ageing cream uses the Marine extract Padina Pavonica & promises to transform your complexion in just over 2 weeks!

Well it’s been 2 weeks exactly and my skin LOVES it! I don’t really have any wrinkles so can’t quite comment on that one but one thing is for sure, my skin feels deeply nourished and looks glowy! The light gel-like formula applies on very easily, sinking right into the skin without leaving any greasy film. It makes for the perfect base to apply your make-up on.

I am already a HUGE fan!!

The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (AED576) & other Elemis products are available at www.elemis.ae (Middle East, free delivery for UAE) and can also be purchased in Bloomingdale’s Dubai Mall, Debenhams Mirdif City Centre, Harvey Nichols – Kuwait, Select Middle East Spas.

I still have a couple more products to try out and so will be sure to report on those very soon!

Until then, share the Glam Love by liking my Facebook page and following me on Twitter!

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