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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On Reviewing Desk: Izil Multi-purpose Argan Oil

I love using multipurpose products as they provide you the option to use the product in your own way. One such fantastic product that we are talking about today is Izil’s multi-purpose argan oil. This bottle of goodness is harvested from Argan tree manually by the Berber women. Argan oil has incredibly high concentration of Vitamin E (twice as much as Olive Oil), antioxidants, carotenoids, polyphenols, and fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and 9.

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When I first got the bottle to try out, I was just trying it out on my hands & feet to check how it reacts to my skin. Once it started suiting me, I tried it out on my hair too. Given below are my observations made in trial that I did for a month.

Skin: As mentioned previously, I started with hands & feet to see how the product reacts to my skin. As it’s a natural product, I didn’t face any issues such as redness or itching. It leaves a healthy sheen on the skin and the difference is visible but it did take time for the same to reflect. As it’s winter, I did try the product on my skin instead of moisturizer. Works well but then again if I don’t apply it regularly the difference wouldn’t reflect. Surprisingly, the product did help with lightening of the under eye circles & strengthening of nails.

Hair: Applied Argan oil and left it overnight to see the effects next day. Honestly the product did not work on my dry hair type. I couldn’t find any difference on the hair after a wash so I am unable to decide whether or not I should continue applying it on my hair.

Overall, Argan oil is one of those products I would recommend everyone to have at home. It mat not be as common as petroleum jelly but this natural product can do wonders to your skin and nails.  The spraying nozzle makes it easier to spray equal amount of oil and the bottle is easy to carry around.

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Easy to use nozzle spray

Cost : AED 250

Purchase from: IZIL BEAUTY 

 

International Giveaway Alert! Beauty Basket Up For Grabs!

Its been a year & more to P.A.B. For all the love on my blog and social media, I have decided to giveaway a cute basket full of beauty goodies. Read on to know more..

Firstly let’s look at the awesome basket:

Ooooo nice isn’t it?

It contains the following products:

  • Victoria’s Secret Lustrous Hold Hairspray
  • Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Secret Charm Body Lotion
  • Neutrogena Spot Control Daily Scrub
  • Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Eye Shadow
  • One Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Varnish
  • Samples from Jergens, Rahua Luxury hair care, Nivea (not pictured here and I will keep adding more samples till the end of giveaway)

How To Win?

Winning is easy peasy with Pink Asfoura Blog. All you need to do is follow any of Two steps below or both!

Option 1: Subscribe to the blog & leave a comment below with your name, country and email address with which you have subscribed.

Option 2: Follow me on Instagram @PinkAsfouraBlog and repost the entry using #PABgiveaway . No restrictions at reposting, you can repost as many times as you want and most importantly invite your friends to participate in the giveaway as well. Comment with your name, country & invite 5 friends to join the giveaway.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Giveaway is worldwide, delivery costs will be taken care by me.
  • Delivery will be arranged for areas only covered by Aramex Couriers
  • There will be only one winner that will be selected at random from combined entries of blog & instagram.
  • Winner will be asked to email a copy of identification document
  • Contest ends on 20th November 2015
  • This giveaway is not sponsored by any brand and all products are purchased by me. The samples are something that I have received for reviewing.
  • Participants that unfollow the blog/instagram accounts after the giveaway ends will be noted & banned from future Pink Asfoura Giveaways.

Do Your Hair Ties Constantly Go Missing? Hershesons are here to help!

Where on earth do all my hair ties disappear to?

Are you one of those people who is never able to find their hair tie? You fling it in your bag and then poof – it’s gone for all eternity. It’s bad enough when the washing machine randomly eats a sock here and there, but when you have 50 hair ties one day and only two the next, you know there’s a problem. If only there was a way to know where they all went! But if finding lost hair ties proves too difficult or just consumes more time than you’re willing to spend, maybe the best course of action is just to have a solid way to organise the hair ties that prevents them from getting up and wandering away in the first place.

It’s time to bring the hair-tie-black-hole under your control with the Hershesons mini tins. Hershesons have sourced the best, snag-proof and most durable materials for their hairbands to ensure they can hold the thickest and lushest of ponytails, whether it’s your own or you have had a helping hand from Hersheson hair pieces.

Every tin contains 25 large hairbands, each made from a strong, thick elastic to withstand big, voluminous hair, but also keep even the thinnest hair tied back securely in place. Hershesons hairbands come in a range of three colours; blonde, brown and black to suit all shades of hair. And the best bit; the hairbands are supplied in a handy storage tin which makes it difficult to lose them!

Luke Hersheson, co-founder and creative director for Hershesons, travels the globe shooting with the world’s top models and getting A-list celebrities red carpet ready. Finally uncovering the secrets of his kit bag, Hershesons’ hair apothecary is a pioneering range of hair-must haves that are used by Luke and his team every day in salon, on shoots and at shows. Hershesons hair ties are priced at 60 AED and are available exclusively at Sephora. For more information visit www.hershesons.com.

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Text & Image Source: Official Press Release

ASATEX- Solution to Healthier, Shinier & Younger Hair..

When it comes to preserving your youth, there are a few sure-bets: Eat well, wear SPF, exercise regularly and take good care of your hair. While the last one might surprise you, studies show that having a thick, shiny mane is an indicator of being at your peak. And the reverse is true as well — hair that’s a bit worn out or damaged can add years to your look. Luckily, you can turn back the clock on your locks without lasers or injections. Swiss brand ASATEX® have a solution to leave you with hair that’s thicker, shinier, bouncier, healthier—and, yes, younger looking.

ASATEX® is Anti-Aging for your hair! The first externally applied melatonin hair product which fights against hair loss and hair thinning!

The improving effect of ASATEX® on hair texture has been investigated in two usage tests with female and male participants using ASATEX® daily for 3 and 6 months. In those participants the appearance of hair density measured by the TrichoScan® Technology improved by 30% after 3 months daily application of one monodose and 43% after 6 months application.

The product is protected by worldwide patents covering the special carrier system and the innovative triple combination. The success of the product is based on the unique triple effect of the innovative formulation with three natural ingredients: Melatonin, Ginkgo Biloba and Biotin.

  • Melatonin – The effect of Melatonin on the activities in the hair follicle has been investigated in various studies.
  • Ginkgo biloba – Ginkgo biloba possesses antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities, as does Melatonin.
  • Biotin – Biotin is an essential micronutrient for normal cellular function, growth and development ASATEX®

ASATEX® can protect your hair from falling out prematurely by creating an environment beneficial for healthy hair. ASATEX® is equally effective for men and women of all types of hairs and ethnicities. Hair colouring, perming, or the use of hair relaxers does not interfere with the effectiveness of ASATEX®.

ASATEX® currently has 2 products available in the range, a Shampoo priced AED 70 and Serum priced AED 380. Products are available from leading pharmacies in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar. The range is also available in KSA under the brand name of Hairdal Liquid Formula and Shampoo.

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Asatex Shampoo

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Asatex Serum

Definitely excited to try these products. I have got my hands on the Asatex Shampoo which is a milder version of actual serum. Watch out for the review and don’t forget to follow me on facebook and Instagram. ❤

Image & Text Source: Official Press Release

DIY- Dandruff Eliminating & Rejuvenating Hair Mask

My inspiration of this post comes from a quote I read a few days back. I even shared in on my instagram (See below) Its actually so true.

No matter how you are, if your have gorgeous hair that just is the best feature to flaunt! I thought why not share my secret with you all.. here is a great DIY hair mask that will not only make your hair look healthy but also eliminate dandruff.

You need:

3 Tablespoon Castor Oil

3 Tablespoon Almond Oil

3 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

1/2 cup overnight soaked fenugreek seeds

Blend all the above mentioned ingredients into a paste and apply this from the root till ends. Focus more on the scalp as that is the dandruff affected area. I section my hair and apply this paste to cover the entire area. The smell is a bit overwhelming but hey if it works, anything for it. Tie your hair into a bun, cover it with a shower cap and leave the mixture in for at least two hours. Wash off the mask with mild shampoo, I chose Rahua shampoo as its 100% natural. I had to wash twice because of the strong smell of the oils and the fenugreek seeds. The result.. perfectly shiny and healthy hair!

Notes:

  • Extra mix can be refrigerated and stored upto three days.
  • The measurements are according to shoulder length hair. If you feel these are not enough, you can add more almond oil to the mix.

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Reviewing Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask

I had previously tried Rahua (ra-wa) shampoo and conditioner on my hair and the results were just fab! Even though the shampoo didn’t work that much on me, I was really impressed with the conditioner and by far one of the best I have tried till date. So when I was given some samples of the Rahua Omega 9 hair mask, I had really high expectations from it.

Basically hair masks are needed to rejuvenate and repair your hair. Like our skin, our hair need a lot of care. Ignoring haircare worst mistake one can make. Especially when its summer, one needs to take complete care of hair and ensure that the heat doesn’t affect the hair which may result in premature graying and hair loss.

Coming to Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask, the application is easy. After applying shampoo, rinse and apply the Rahua hair mask from roots to ends. Leave it in for atleast 20 minutes ( even though the pack says 15 minutes, I’d like to leave it a bit longer). Rinse after completion of twenty minutes and style as you like! The website advises using the product once every week to see the difference.

Good thing about this hair mask is that its not too oily and is perfectly balanced. This all natural product contains omega 9 molecules that repair the damaged hair from inside and give a healthy look on the outside. My hair were dreamy smooth and were easy to manage. The effect stays for more than a week (alternate day hair wash) I am loving me hair!

A bit pricey at AED395 but worth the cost because when I get this done at a salon, it costs me anywhere between AED200-250. Rather than that I would prefer doing it at my own time and pleasure..

Product is available at Plathora Hair lab JLT and Harvey Nichols Mall of Emirates.