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#BeautyCrush: Fabulous toner!

You know, I’ve gotta admit, I always liked the idea of ‘natural/organic’ beauty products BUT I’ve always been a little sceptical about whether they actually work and, perhaps a bit scared of how my skin might react to them.

But, I do like a challenge and so when I received a bottle of Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Water Tonic in my VIVA Beauty Awards GlamBox, I decided to give it a try for a least a week (the time it usually takes my skin to say yay or nay).

And well, it has now been a week exactly and both my skin and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

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The tonic smells divine and feels so fresh! Apply a little bit on a cotton pad, dab it all over your face, apply your usual moisturiser and you’re good to go! I use it morning & night.

Herbline Essentials is a beauty range that advocates a return to nature, offering consumers Ayurvedic products . All their products are made from 100% natural ingredients sourced in the Himalayas, are paraben, paraffin and cruelty free and provide long term benefits for a healthy body and mind.

Herbline Essentials products are currently available in over 100 pharmacies in the UAE, including Boots, Bin Sina, Health First and United Pharmacies; and online through Natural.ae, Zanedo.com, Mumzworld.com. and Glambox.me.

Check out their website here. & don’t forget to ‘Like’ them on Facebook!

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#BeautyCrush: Here’s the BEST skin care brand EVER!

Now let’s talk about beauty & skin care a little!

Another one of my (many) beauty crushes is skin care brand Dermalogica, which I’ve now been using for almost 6 years!

Rewind back to my early 20’s: all remember our 20’s? Shiny, spotty skin, bad (terrible) make-up (what were we thinking??), no money for facials or branded products? Remember now? Well, we’ve ALL been there! I still remember using Vitamine E cream from Superdrug!! Like who does that?!

And then one day, I decided to treat myself to a deep-cleaning facial! And so I go to my local beauty salon in East London and this is where I discovered Dermalogica! I remember thinking that the products smelled very ‘natural’, it didn’t irritate my skin at all and I left with a glow in my step, and a trial-size pack of Dermalogica goodies in my bag!

I’ve never looked back and have used this stuff ever since! The products are a little expensive although still reasonable compare to other brands, but most importantly they will last you for months.

Here is what my daytime skin care routine looks like:

SKincareRoutine

 

Step 1: Cleanse your face with Special Cleansing Gel, suitable for ALL skin types (AED150)

Now this one I absolutely ADORE! Melts away all of your make-up, even waterproof mascara, gets rid of all that yuk to leave a perfect, cleaned canvas. Another one which is great is the Bioderma Sebium Foaming gel 200 (see).

Step 2: Spritz on the Multi-Active Toner (AED150)

I’ve tried many many different toners including the Clinique n2 and this one has to be the best. It doesn’t irritate the skin, lasts for EVER and really hydrate the skin allowing the follow up products to really penetrate.

Step 3: Smooth on Hydrating Booster (AED280)

You don’t have to use a ‘booster’ or ‘serum’. My skin gets very dehydrated and as a results tends to break out. THIS is the only thing that has given me results! Just spread a thin layer over your skin, followed by your moisturizer.

Step 4: Apply Active Moist all over (AED230)

I looooove that moisturizer. Massive CRUSH on this one. Non-greasy but still rich enough to properly moisturize the skin. Feels gorgeous on and really prepare your skin for make-up. Only downside is that it doesn’t not have an SPF so I would usually make sure my BB creams or foundation has one. We will talk about SPF in another post.

So there you have it, the Glam Crush Girl‘s everyday skin care routine! I hear you asking ‘But what about eye cream??’! Well, I can’t give up all my glam secrets at once now can I? 😉

What are your favorite products!! Want me to review a particular one for you?

Now spread the glamour! 

 

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