Generally I have smooth feet as I keep getting pedicures. However past month and half have been a nightmare. Finding apartments and then moving into one. All this left me with no time for myself and resulted in horrible looking feet. By horrible I mean really dry, rough heels and I had to hide them by wearing closed shoes all the time.
I took my roughed up feet as the perfect opportunity to try out Babyfoot which was sent to me by their PR team. Babyfoot is a Japanese product tried and tested by bloggers worldwide. The results are satisfying for most but the process.. well not exactly beautiful.
The product comes with two lavender scented gelled booties and a sheet of tape to secure the plastic booties at ankles.
Super simple! Just soak your feet in water for about 10 – 15 mins. Once done, pat them dry and wear the booties. Secure with the given tape and do not move! Though the product doesn’t mention to stay still but I would certainly prefer not moving in those plastic booties so that the product works its magic.
The product mentions 60 minutes but as I was watching a movie, I completely forgot to remove them until it was 90 minutes. No harm to the feet and no itchiness whatsoever. I felt like some oil was applied on my feel and slightly slimy as I removed the booties.
Day 1: Slight white marks on the heel and sole of my feet.
Day 2: Gets a bit freaky as the dry skin starts detaching itself.
Day 3: More dry skin peeling off, I covered my feet all the time during peeling process as it looks a bit weird.
Day 4: Slowly tugged out the peels to reveal soft skin beneath.
Day 5 : complete peeling was over and now baby soft skin revealed. The package mentions that peeling process may take upto two weeks, maybe that’s for worst case scenarios.
Post peeling care
It is recommended to not use any lotions and even scrubs for feet as all dead cells are already removed in peeling process.
The key to peeling is soaking your feet everyday post application for atleast 15 minutes as this softens the skin and helps in removing the dead skin.
Product is recommended to use once in every two months.
I really liked the product except the peeling process that really is unique and a grossly satisfying experience. The product certainly delivers the promise of baby like feet. This revolutionary product is designed to soften the toughest of heels. What makes it so effective is the addition of keratolytic ingredients such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, alcohol & glycolic acid.
Babyfoot is available on Souq.com and in all leading drugstores & hypermarkets.
Ps: I took pictures of peeling process but I don’t want to share them as its not really a appealing sight)
What’s the first thing that pops in your mind when I say VLCC? Most associate them with weight loss hoardings seen across the city or even for their well-known beauty products found at select retail outlets. However, there is much more to the brand than what we know, as I discovered for myself.
VLCC has a very holistic and practical approach towards the whole mystery of slimming down and maintaining a healthy body.
I got the opportunity to try out one of their slimming sessions called Tei machine that focuses on fat loss from thighs, arms and stomach area.
This was my first visit, and to begin with, I was asked to share my brief medical history and my lifestyle with their wellness counsellor. Once she had all details noted down, she began explaining to me on how VLCC works on setting smaller weight loss targets which make it easier for clients to achieve. Also, the monitoring of same is done week on week basis so that one is aware of how and what exactly is helping them lose weight.
Experts and counsellors at VLCC ensure to design a healthy mix of passive treatments such as Tei along with a diet plan to achieve desired goals.
Tei Treatment- My Experience
Prior to the treatment, my weight was checked on their Body Composition Analysis (BCA) Machine. The machine also calculates metabolism rate, weight in specific areas and the BMI which is calculated keeping in mind the weight and height.
This session is completely private and done in a closed room. Gel slathered straps were attached to targeted areas. What Tei machine does is help in loosening fat from the areas and increasing the metabolic rate. In the forty-five minutes of the session the straps emitted heat at various degrees. Along with variating degrees of heat the straps also vibrates. These vibrations like heat variate the pattern to maximize fat loss.
The treatment rooms are equipped with televisions and are very relaxing. Use of mobile phones is permitted or one can even choose to catch up on some much needed sleep while in session.
Post treatment the weight analysis is done again. This helps in drawing comparisons pre-& post sessions.
There aren’t sudden changes in the weight post the sessions but these help in increasing metabolic rate that promotes fat loss. For someone who has a slower
VLCC treatments are:
- Non invasive
- Targets body toning and help in reduction of fat cells
- Personalized sessions
- No muscle loss happens with treatments
- Dedicated area for Ladies
- Use of Exclusive VLCC products that are enriched with herbal oils to keep skin hydrated and tightened
- Reasonable prices for tailored packages
Thank you VLCC Karama team for the wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend a visit to your nearest VLCC branch to find out more about their slimming sessions. Click here for VLCC locations.
VLCC offers complimentary Body Composition Analysis to first time visitors. UAE readers may contact – 04-3273574 / 04-3435633
I love compact palettes a lot. These are saving grace for days when you want to change your look instantly.
Gosh’s To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette comes in a small but sturdy casing. I really like that because I don’t prefer the palettes that come in hard cardboard especially those like huda beauty and the balm cosmetics ones. This case comes with a large mirror which is perfect to create the look.
Designed for cooler looks the palette comes with 8 shades ranging from lighter shades like cream to darker shades like charcoal gray. The shades are not named so let’s say I will be interpret them in my way for you all.
Why I love the palette:
- The shades are actually matte shades and are long stay.
- Darker shades are perfect even if primer isn’t used. Highly pigmented.
- Easy to carry
- Versatile colors to suit all skin tones
- Easy to create a day look or a night look with just one palEtte
- Reasonable pricing and easily available
- Less or no fall out
What I don’t love:
- The lighter shades desperately need primer
- Pigmentation of the shades is inconsistent
- Blending issues with lighter shades
Overall, even though there are a few flaws I would still opt for this palette in a heartbeat because it’s very convenient. Gosh is the only drugstore brand that retails products free of any parabens and they believe in a cause dear to me that is of being cruelty free. Also they try to incorporate natural contents in their cosmetics which means less damage to the skin especially as sensitive as mine. Some of you may prefer having the palette with brush but personally I have never preferred those tiny brushes. I prefer using a sponge applicator and my blending brush that I got from Sephora.
You can purchase Gosh Products at Lifestyle Gulf and Boots Pharmacy.
ABEER AL YASEEN BEAUTY SPA
OPENING HOURS 9am – 9pm | OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Jumeirah, Al wasl Road, Utamah Villa 1053A
UAE/Dubai P.O.Box 120174
Gosh matte liquid lipstick
Gosh velvet touch lip liner
• Available in romantic nudes, berry in love, and seductive smokies
- All in one compact palette
- Mirror included
- Easy to carry
- Can create multiple looks, day and night
- Darker eye shadow shades are more towards matte
- Shades to suit any skin tone
- The palette doesn’t have any cover for the lipsticks which are liquid. The powders tend to fall on the lipsticks
- Inconsistencies in pigmentation of shades
- Eye shadows requires a lot of blending