Johnson’s & Johnson’s Hydration Essentials Cleansing Wipes

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As a busy woman who is always travelling, I am always on lookout for products that make life hassle free. When I first heard of Johnsons & Johnsons hydration face cleansing wipes I was very much interested in trying it out.

I tested the Johnsons & Johnsons hydration face cleansing wipes for normal & combination skin that comes with extra ocean minerals which help in keeping skin hydrated. The fragrance is a familiar one, the kind you always associate with baby powders from J&J. The packaging comes with sticker on top that doesn’t let your wipes dry off and best part is that the sticker stays despite all the dust in my handbag (opps confession, my handbag is a well :P). A pack of 25 is perfect as one for each of working days.

Verdict

this little drugstore beauty product is a treat for your skin! Easily removes layers of makeup without damaging the skin. The product is designed as such to remove the toughest of makeup layers especially the mascara which most of us tend to go overboard with. Since the wipe has tendency to get abrasive, I would suggest to gently wipe sensitive areas such as under/over the eyes. My skin feels refreshed and hydrated post use of these.

In case you are one of those who don’t use makeup or keep it minimal, this product still works wonders in keeping skin moisturized.

Available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets & drugstores.

 

Nailshop.ae Nail Decals

A good manicure can make your day and what can make it better is nail art transfers.

A few months back I met lovely Natalia from Nailshop.ae. Nailshop is a very interesting website that offers you nail art transfers, magnetic nail polishes, nail art stencils and more such unique products.

I was provided some of their nail decals for reviewing and here are the results. At first I made a mistake in how to use the nail transfers. I thought it’s like a tattoo which gets stuck on the nail. It was silly of me to not watch the tutorial. However once I did watch the video, it was easy and quick!

STEP 1 Watch the nail art transfer tutorial here

STEP 2 cut out the desired nail art and dip it in water just for three seconds.

STEP 3 Carefully peel the transfer foil from the paper and apply on nail. Let it set and cut off the excess from the edges.

STEP 4 Gently apply a clear coat to finish the look!

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I tried two of their designs and loved it so much. These transfer just cost AED 12 onwards and look gorgeous on the nails. Mine lasted for about a week and because I don’t like to overdo the designs I prefer applying the nail transfer on one nail and painting the remaining with solid colors.

Overall, love the look and my nails look so pretty! Have a look at the two patterns below.

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Get your nails trendy and pretty with Nailshop.ae. Contact them on +971 56 460 48 50 or info@nailshop.ae

 

Reviewing 7th Heaven Beauty Products-Part 2

As I mentioned in the earlier post, 7th heaven products are really reasonable and effective. Now I was sent quite a few of masks so it took time to try them all but I finally did it! Also many of you have been inquiring of the prices for these facemasks and since they have huge variety, I decided to add a photo of the entire section which I took at the nearest Carrefour as Spinneys near my house just closed down :(. Hope that helps you folks.

I tried these masks are results are below:

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Argan Oil Mud Mask

While Mud masks generally absorb off the excess oil that skin produces they tend to dry off the skin too. That’s certainly not what we are looking for.. now 7th heaven has introduced a well balanced formula to work both ways. The Mediterranean Clay absorbs the excess oil while the Argan oil does the moisturizing magic. Paired with subtle scents Jasmine, Chamomile and Vanilla this masque does the trick! My skin a combination of dry & oily felt so much better after the use of this masque. This is by far the most impressive Sachet face masque I have tried.

Pulped Papaya Rescue Masque – Hair & Roots

These Herbalist at 7th Heaven are creating magic with these masques! Just when you thought they had ended with series of facemasks, 7th heaven introduces hair and root masque. Simple application, just follow the instructions as per the pack. The difference is noticeable as soon as hair have dried. The goodness of all those botanical oils & papaya  made my hair shiny & the fragrance lasted for about good 8-10 hours. One disadvantage is that one sachet was not enough for my shoulder length hair. I had to use two of these to cover the entire area.

AloeVera Face Spa

Aloevera comes with a lot of healing and moisturizing properties. Some prefer to drink aloevera juice for healthy skin (which is yuck btw, I tried it once) and some apply the aloe gel on the skin directly. The gels are available across drugstores but they do get mixed with chemicals and the original plant gel will only save your skin for upto days unless applied every week consistently. In such scenarios, it is best to use a aloevera mask by 7th heaven. Needs a weekly application, skin felt clean but not much difference though. I think this mask needs multiple applications to see the difference. I tried only twice.

Banana & Honey Masque

If you have been my blog follower for a long time then I am sure you definitely know how crazy I am about DIY beauty. I had even created a DIY masque blogpost last year you can have a look here) Now Honey & Banana are age old combination for good skin. So if you dont have time to make your own mask, this one works just fine. Lightens the skin, makes its brighter & radiant!

Tea Tree Masque Sheet

Tea tree oil has been known to treat acne problem. Now since I dont have much acne I thought to experiment this masque on my sister who has acne issues during PMS. You can choose to use the mask otherwise too as there is no harm in that, it will definitely help in increasing the radiance. Anyhow my trial on the sister was successful and I was so right about the acne reduction. Her acne did actually dry out the very next day and within a week the skin was clearer! Acne prone people.. this masque maybe a blessing in disguise!

Overall it was a fun thing to experiment with all these masques and understand the properties, advantages and disadvantages of each. Actually disadvantages are so minor because these masques are herbal and made with fresh ingredients. Also these products are so budget friendly that even if I buy 10 masques I am still paying under 100AED (36$)

I am adding a high res image below..just click on the image and you will be able to zoom in to see the prices.

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Reviewing 7th Heaven Beauty Products-Part 1

A few weeks back I gave away some fabulous beauty masks all courtesy of the generous sponsor 7TH Heaven(formerly known as our household favorite Montage Jeunesse). I was sent their lovely and colorful PR kit to try out the masks myself and share the opinion with you all. A bit of spoiler, these masks are definitely going to help you achieve that Pre Eid Glow!

I would have posted these reviews earlier but I like to see the effect of each mask within a week’s time to conclude on my reviews. So it took me a bit of time to try them all, the fantastic masks. I am going to post my reviews in parts so its easier for everyone. First up, I am reviewing the two tube masks i.e Cucumber Peel off mask and Dead Sea Mud Pac.

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Dead Sea Mud Pac

Three main ingredients that make up this face mask is lavender, Dead sea Mud and Dead sea salt. Now I am not sure if you folks have heard about this but dead sea mud is a very popular product towards Morocco and also some Moroccan bath houses(hamams) use dead sea salt & mud extensively to clean the skin. While the lavender is used for reducing acne and even helps in eliminating eczema.

I was impressed with the contents but does the mask do the job? Yes it does indeed! Post the very first application, my skin felt clean and my T zone was looking a bit better. I have a combination skin with T zone being oily and the rest of skin being dry. I feared this face mask will dry out the skin but luckily such was not the case. Its thick and greenish color paste, easy to apply on skin. I am super recommending this one to all my combination skin buddies.

Recommended use: Once a week

Tube lasts: 12- 15 applications

Cucumber Peel off Mask

As the name suggests, the peel off mask has the main ingredient as cucumber known for its cooling properties. There is also lime oil and pressed flowers if cucumber doesn’t impress you enough. This mask is certainly as cool as cucumber! Its a peel off one and generally I dont prefer peel off ones. However this mask was very refreshing and good to use on all skin types. Its light and the skin feels slightly tighter after the application. Pulls out all the dead skin cells leaving the skin looking brighter.

Recommended use: Twice a week

Tube lasts 12 applications

Both of these masks are available at all leading supermarket/hypermarkets near to you. These are budget friendly drug store treasures that do the job while costing you almost nothing. All 7th Heaven products are vegetarian and cruelty free! They love animals like myself 🙂

Are you impressed with what you have read so far? Well there is certainly more to come! Stay tuned for the review of remaining masks from 7th in my next post.

 

 

Reviewing Izil Golden Glow Face Mask

As you all know by now I am a natural products fan, I try leaning on them for solutions. Why I prefer natural products over others is because there are less chances of reactions/side effects happening from it.

Seeing my love for natural products, Izil beauty folks decided to send me one of their favorites, Golden Glow Face Mask. Lets firstly learn about this gorgeous product.

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Ingredients

Honey: For soft & supple skin ❤

Argan oil: to rejuvenate the skin and moisturize deep within.

Saffron: A royal choice, an expensive ingredient known from ancient times as a wonder flower that provides skin the glow unlike any other.

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Product Claims  

1. Moisturizes the skin and prevents its dryness
2. Makes skin feels silky soft and supple.
3. Brightens, illuminates and gives it a healthy, rosy & glowy complexion
4. Helps clear spots and blemishes.
5. Improves skin suppleness and elasticity.
6. Tightens the skin and helps close the skin pores

My Review

Firstly the fragrance is fabulous! Its sweet and almost like I have opened a jar of dessert! Its sweet, its sticky and thick liquid in terms of texture. I almost wanted to lick it..hehe. There is a generous portion of saffron in the product and it is well visible. Picked out a strand and I could whiff the sweet scents that perfumed the entire jar. Its in the purest form, beautiful and vibrant.

Just a generous teaspoon, yes! A teaspoon was enough to cover my face and neck part.The product is runny so its easier to apply and remove. Even after 20 minutes It does not dry out, after washing the face I started seeing difference immediately. My skin felt soft, supple and refreshed. Though I dint find anything to scrub on, as the product claims its an exfoliator as well. I just gently massaged the product on the face and prayed for miracles.

Mirror mirror on the wall.. did the mask work at all?

Prior use I had terrible acne due to allergic reaction to a medicine. The acne dried out but I had a tough time getting rid of the marks. Post use of this face mask, the marks have started disappearing. I noticed the change after the second use. Also to add, I did not experiment using any other creams/masks throughout the process just to get a clear perspective on the product. A clean, bright and healthy skin is what I have right now!

Even though the ingredients are just three, these are way powerful than any other chemicals. The results are obviously not immediate because these are in their purest form. No play with the contents, no parebens, colors, fragrance or preservatives. The product is safe to use on any skin type. Mine being an extra sensitive one didn’t have any side effects on them.

Usage recommended: Once in a week.

 

Product purchase & cost

You can purchase this product by ordering through their website – Izil Beauty or visit their stores at Festival City in Dubai or Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi. If you aren’t too keen on purchasing online, just whatsapp your order request on  +971 558 243 993.

Cost: Aed 160/-

Fallen in love with Izil? Learn more about their gorgeous Argan oil by clicking here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner Announcement: @Ilove7thHeaven Giveaway

It was so much fun to conduct this giveaway, interacting with fans & knowing about the fabulous products by 7th Heaven which cruelty free & vegan . Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm, now its time to announce the lucky winner.

It was a difficult decision to pick out one winner from all of you amazing folks. With over hundred entries, I finally decided to give all a fair chance by choosing through Randomiser.

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Congratulations winner, kindly drop me an email on pinkasfouratheblog@gmail.com or DM to claim your winnings. I will forward your details to organizers so that they can send across your hamper of 14 facemasks! 🙂

For those who did not win, fret not as many giveaways are yet to come. Keep an eye on blog, you never know when the next giveaway starts. Also stay tuned to learn about the fantastic face masks by 7th heaven. #beautyonbudget

Show some love to my amazing and super cooperative sponsor . Follow them on instagram 7TH Heaven & Twitter 7th Heaven

Human+Kind All-In-One Day & Night cream

I always try to reduce the number of products I use in my day & night skincare routine. Its better that way because at an end of exhausted day you cannot dedicate time to various products. Most of the time I ensure I have washed my face, removed all the make up & moisturized my skin well so it stays hydrated. Another thing with me is that my skin is extremely sensitive so experimenting with various products may cause a reaction. I personally prefer having lesser products that do the job and are budget friendly as well.

Human+Kind All-In-One Day & Night is not a newly introduced in market but I did recently read about it and thought that this can potentially be the kind of product that I would invest in. Thanks to their PR team in UAE, I was sent this product right away to review.

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Before we go further into details, lets find out the composition of the product:

Aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tricaprylin, Centella asiatica extract, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, Persea gratissima (avocado oil), sodium stearoyl lactylate, sucrose stearate, Stellaria media (chickweed) extract, Althaea officinalis Leaf/root (marshmallow) extract, Rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil, tocopherol, dehydrocetic acid, bezyl alcohol, Juniperus communis (juniper berry) oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, xanthan gum, linalol, limonene.

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My Review

The packaging of the product is simple yet effective. Clearly mentions the benefits, ingredients & how the company is against use of chemicals. I really love how these companies are trying to promote their USP well by including it on packaging and on social media. Earlier green products were found only in pharmacies or were so expensive that one couldn’t really afford. Glad to see how strategies have changed.

Coming to the cream, its really light & not like the usual ones. Its a bit runny and sets well on the skin. As the product claims it is designed to hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss. I recently had a skin reaction so needed something that actually works out on the dry patches that have developed on my face. Human+Kind All-In-One Day & Night cream did moisturize my skin well, I started feeling the difference in a few days. Lighter skin and smoother and leaves a healthy sheen. The product gets added nourishment from Avacado oil that is rich in Vitamin E & rosehip oil generally found in products for anti aging.

I found the fragrance slightly overwhelming, its a bit like what you would find in medicated creams. It was a major let down for me, I was assuming as the product contains marshmallow, it may be sweeter fragrance that I would get. Anyhow the product though besides the stronger fragrance actually does work well on sensitive skin. Its simple to use too.

If you are someone like me who loves simplified skin care routines on weekdays, this product is definitely for you. Smooth skin is a dream and this product helps you reach that goal so why not?! Its budget friendly and a tube 75ml is good to last you for a month.

Cost: AED130

Purchase from:

  • Spinney’s
  • Boots the Pharmacy
  • United Pharmacies
  • Marina Pharmacies
  • Organic Foods & Café
  • Make Up Etc.  at Palm Strip Mall Jumeirah
  • The Change Initiative
  • Down To Earth
  •  Glambox.me 
  • Zanedo.com

Note: Even though product is sponsored, the opinions are my own. For use of images and or further details , kindly drop in an email on pinkasfouratheblog@gmail.com