Inglot just recently launched two range of products in the UAE, one for eyes and other for lips. In this post I will be showing you the swatches of both of these. I am not getting into detailed reviews but will be talking about it which means this is kind of like a first impressions post, kind of not fully. But this post contains a lot of pictures. My next post will be a review of the Aquastic cream eye shadow which will be a detailed one so for now enjoy the swatches.
Inglot Aquastic cream eye shadow swatches
This cream eye shadow from Inglot comes in a transparent tube with an applicator. I don’t think it’s wise to use the applicator directly to apply the eye shadow. Instead, take the eye shadow using the applicator and place it on the back of your hand and and then use a brush, pick the product and apply. It is shimmery, blends well and lasts long.
Priced at $17 (89 AED) available at all Inglot stores. Available in 10 shades, ranging from silvers and golds, to rose, blue and green.
Inglot diamond lip tint swatches
This diamond lip tint is almost similar to the Inglot HD lip tint matte, but this one has shimmer. Perfect if you are a fan of the metallic lip trend. Glides on smoothly,opaque finish and no streaks. Lasts long. Lips does not feel dry at all. If you sport your favourite shade just grab it! Worth every penny.
Priced at $18 (110AED) available at all inglot stores. 10 shades available.
So these are the latest launches from Inglot. Have you tried any of these? Or are you planning to? My next post will be a detailed review of the Aquastic cream eye shadow so don’t forget to come back for it! Hope you liked this post.
Have a wedding or any other event to attend and wondering how to remove tan from skin at home? This is for you!
I believe every complexion be it fair or dark, everybody is beautiful. I am sure you believe in that too. But sun tan might be a little issue for some, especially if you are someone like me, you might look ghastly. Rather than getting that beautiful tan, I look ashy and I mean it. I sometimes need an anti-tan when I stay in the sun for a long time. In such situations, this is one face mask I believe in. So this post is about one of my most favourite anti-tan face masks which really works. The face mask has other amazing benefits too. I will be listing the benefits of the ingredients used at the end, so you have an idea.
Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste. You can add lime juice too if you wish. Apply this mask on your face and neck and leave it for 10-15 minutes. After that rinse it off. If you wish to exfoliate you can gently massage this mask while removing. You can also use this mask on your entire body.
You can make your rice flour by grinding rice at home. I have mentioned a rice flour that you can get online in case you are lazy or don’t want any mess. But I make rice flour at home and suggest you do the same.
Skin benefits on Rice powder
Soothes sunburn and prevents the skin from sun burn.
Reduces dark circles and puffy eyes.
Treat blemishes, fine lines and pimples.
Retain the elasticity and firmness of the skin to make you look fresh and young.
Skin benefits of Yogurt
Yogurt is a great moisturiser.
Helps in preventing and treating sun burn.
Treats pigmentation and age spots.
Prevents premature ageing.
Skin benefits of Tomato juice
Getting rid of tanning.
Treating and preventing acne.
Shrinks open pores.
Regulates sebum secretion in oily skin.
Skin benefits of Honey
Loaded with anti-ageing ingredients.
Helps in treating acne.
Soothes your skin.
Cleanses the pores.
So now you know how to remove tan from skin. This face mask does the job really well. You can also use this mask after you have been in the sun and don’t want to get tanned.This is also great for soothing sun burn. This is one of my favourite anti-tan DIY face mask.
One thing everybody complains about me is that I take long hours inside the washroom . There were people actually asking what I did inside 😛 But that’s until my baby came and now I no longer have time for such long showers/baths. That’s a different story. But if you know me you know, if you are stressed I will say go and take a bath, if you are tired I would say go get a bath. Meaning bath is one ultimate solution for a lot of problems in my case.
Now, how can you blame me when there are such amazing bath products available in the market. But you know what, now you have something not only to make your bathexperience awesome but if you are more of a shower kind of person,then to make your shower magical too. I am talking about the bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly and you will know why.
CocoShea blends two of nature’s most nourishing ingredients — vitamin-packed cocoa butter + rich, moisturizing shea butter — for the ultimate collection of skin-loving formulas. Fun and pampering, our ultra conditioning bath & shower jelly lathers into a creamy foam and conditions as it cleanses to leave skin looking and feeling soft and healthy.
Price and availability
$16.50 for 8oz. Available at all Bath and body works store.
My review of the CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly
The Bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly is from the CocoShea collection which has just been launched. These products mainly contains Cocoa butter and Shea butter, and you might have already guessed these are definitely going to moisturise your skin. Comes in three variants- pure honey,coconut oil and cucumber. I actually thought of reviewing the shower jelly and body lotion together. But hey, this jelly is so special I decided to do a separate post!
And my sweethearts, its not gel its JELLY!! The formula is completely new for Bath and body works. I wouldn’t say the jelly thing is new , Lush has a jelly soap the name of which I forgot, not exactly the same formula but similar.
This one comes in a honey jar kind of packaging which is transparent, apt for the honey based product. The scent of this is to die for, at least for me. Has a very sweetsmell from which you can make out the fragrance of honey easily. So divine..mmm….The fragrance lasts for about 2-3 hours. If you are obsessed like me you can sniff your body even after that and there is still a faint fragrance and that faint fragrance lasts some time.
Coming back to the formula, the product is all bouncy and squishy. So much fun to play with. Take a small amount on your finger tips and massage onto damp skin. Lathers into a super soft foam. I don’t know if my description sounds boring to you but the actual procedure is so much fun. I actually thought I might need a lot of the product (considering the fancy texture and fun) but to my surprise you need only a very small amount. Oh yeah! It’s going to last quite some time. Yay!
Leaving aside all the fun and fanciness, let’s talk about the cleansing part. After all the main purpose of this is to clean right! Honestly speaking I thought it wouldn’t be good enough in terms of cleansing. But it proved me wrong again and scored ten on ten. Yes, does a wonderful job there too. If you ask me if it dries your skin, then my darlings remember I told you this whole range is about moisturising and nourishing the skin so no drying at all. Since this contains Shea butter, cocoa butter and honey, three perfect ingredients for moisturising your skin, it leaves your skin soft and supple.
One more thing, the first time I started using this I dropped it by mistake and I thought the jelly texture would be distorted (you know what happens to jelly right?) but to my surprise after a while it returned to the normal condition. Even if you shake vigorously or scoop out a lot of product to create a hole, the product ultimately returns back just like it has been untouched. Now I like that too!
I am totally loving this!
Warning: Even though this is a brilliant product, there are certain issues. Firstly there are chances that you might take more time in the shower than you normally did. Second one is that your hubby/bro/friend or whoever stays with you will definitely steal it from you so hiding it will be a good idea!
In love with:
The jelly texture, which makes the experience an amazing one.
Cleans really well.
Non drying, leaves skin soft and supple.
Contains Cocoa butter and Shea butter for moisturising and nourishing the skin.
You need only a small amount.
Not in love with:
Nothing at all! Totally in love with it!
The bath and body works CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly is my current obsession! It has made my bath/shower experience awesome while cleansing my skin well and leaving it soft and touchable. I give it 5/5 and I would say go and get it! Highly recommended!
Have you used the CocoShea honey bath and shower jelly? What are your thoughts about the new range? Which is your favourite product from Bath and body works?
Even if I don’t wear makeup, one product I always use is mascara. I very rarely use false lashes so the right mascara is very important for me even when I have a full face of makeup. Max factor is one brand which I think is so underrated. They have some really amazing products. So I was very excited to try the Max factor voluptuous false effect mascara. If you are equally interested in trying this mascara then please read further to know what I think about it.
Create wide-eyed impact with the Lash Uplift Brush, designed to capture and lift every lash for a Voluptuous False Lash Effect.
The helix shape enables a 360° application.
The wide fins grip and lift each lash, loading it with more formula.
The long bristles twist around the brush for more lash separation
The boost tip coats more of the tiny hard-to-reach lashes.
How to use
Push the fins deep into the roots.
Wiggle at the roots to coat and comb through lifting lashes to the tip.
My review of the Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara
The mascara comes in a beautiful teal and gold packaging, teal body with gold accents, I love it. But what I really love about this mascara is the wand. The wand stands out from others mainly because of the shape of it. It has a helix shape which enables a 360 application. The brush is also a bit longer than your normal wand. Now since the wand is a bit longer, you need to be careful before getting used to using this. Otherwise chances are that the wand might touch somewhere. But you easily get the hang of it so no worries.
The colour of the mascara is deep black and that is another plus point. I am using the shade black. One more shade is available brown black. After using this my lashes are separated and curled beautifully, gives them length and volume. But more than one coat is required for that dramatic fluttery lashes. Not really happy with just one coat. The wand makes it easier to reach even the hard to reach lashes so you can coat all your lashes.
The Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara lasts through out the day. Doesn’t clump or smudge.
In love with:
The wand which has a unique helix shape, perfect for covering all the lashes even the ones hard to reach.
Truly black colour.
Gives length and volume to lashes.
Lasted throughout the day.
Not in love with:
One coat will not be enough.
So as you might have already guessed, the Max factor voluptuous false lash effect mascara is definitely one mascara that I love. I am happy how my lashes appear to have length and volume after using this and I would recommend this if you are interested in trying the mascara. I give it 4.5/5.
Have you tried the Max factor voluptuous mascara? Which is your current favourite mascara?
She said “A face mask which is self heating plus it turns blue on massaging” and I am sold! This is how I bought the soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask. That and they had a buy one get one offer at Boots. Soap and Glory products have never failed to impress me. But if this one gets my love or not, you will find out as you read further.
SUPER SELF-HEATING DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK
No Clogs Allowed™ is perfect for weekly use on areas prone to blackhead build-up or more often as a deep-oil-emulsifying face mask and all-round scrubby WONDER!
– 1-minute Hot Poreclear™ Technology – a fast-acting, smoothing and polishing blend of micropumice, salicylic acid and hot clay
– Glycerin – to help skin feel soft and supple
– Surface-polishing micro beads
– Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin
What I think about the soap and glory no clogs allowed
The Soap and Glory no clogs allowed comes in a tube packaging. Nothing special, white tube with some green some black and some pink here and there. Not a very fancy one but still okay. You have to squeeze to get the product out (obviously you know that)
It has a very refreshing fragrance. Something like a citrusy fragrance. The smell lasts as long as the mask is on, but not bothersome, atleast not for me.
The mask is white in color which is supposed to turn blue when you scrub. Always remember to shake the tube really well before applying the mask otherwise the product will separate and the mask will come out gooey. Otherwise the consistency of the mask is perfect for application.
Method of applying is also simple just like you would do with any face masks, on a clean and dry face, massage a grape-sized dab of the product. Then wet your hands and scrub gently and uniformly. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm, wet washcloth. You begin to feel the heat immediately after applying which goes away after a few seconds. Not uncomfortably hot but trust me, it feels ah-mazing! I wish the sensation lasted long though.
The product claims to turn blue when you scrub and I was so excited about it. But honestly speaking it didn’t turn blue. Not that it hasn’t turned blue at all but a very very slight change. One which can hardly be noticed. Sometimes there are just certain blue spots here and there. Anywho I was expecting a magical color change which never happened. But atleast the heating sensation was magical. The word magical might be an exaggeration, so I am not using magical but yes a very nice experience.
The soap and glory no clogs allowed contains pumice which is a very powerful exfoliant, great for removing dead skin. Another key ingredient is Salicylic acid which is excellent for treating pimples, fighting acne and fading any scars and blemishes, reducing skin inflammations, opening clogged pores and shrinking large pores, promotes anti-ageing and reduces oily skin. Also contains grape seed oil which helps in treating acne and pimples, great for skin tightening and prevents skin ageing.
I am quite impressed with the results too. My skin feels so smooth and soft after using this mask. My face feels like it has been deeply cleansed and remains oil free for the whole day. After you have removed the mask there is a cooling sensation left behind which stays for some time and is quite refreshing. On continuous use I did notice a change in my blackheads and my skin felt better.
In love with:
The self heating feels so good. Love the feeling when it’s on and when I take it off, very refreshing.
Skin feels soft, smooth and clean.
Skin improves on continuous usage.
Skin feels refreshed.
Not in love with:
Does not turn blue as claimed, might not be an issue for most of you.
Overall I think the Soap and Glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask does a wonderful job in deep cleansing my face leaving it smooth and soft. This mask also works great as a facial scrub. I love how my skin feels after using this and now I have been using this for more than a month (once every week) and my skin has improved. I really like this face mask and I give it 4.6/5 and I recommend this mask for all beauties with oily/combination skin.
Have you tried the Soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask? Which face mask is your current favourite?
Do you know one thing I love about this season? Mangoes! I am such a crazy mango lover Oh yeah! Crazier than you! It’s actually difficult for me to decide not to eat a mango but use it on my skin. But with a heavy heart I decided to do it just for you guys (such a drama queen I am :P) As you have already guessed I am going to share the recipe for a homemade body scrub body scrub (Oh yeah genius, I know it’s obvious from my title :D) one which might leave all mango lovers drool and not want to get out of the shower plus there is also a chance of sniffing your skin as long as the smell stays. Convinced? Now please read further to know more about this homemade body scrub and as always it’s easy.
Before we get started let’s learn why mangoes are great for your skin.
Benefits of mangoes on skin
Mangoes not only taste good it has some really amazing benefits too. Below I have listed a few benefits of mangoes on skin.
Mangoes contain high amounts of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, which help to protect the body from the damage that can be caused by free radicals for younger looking skin.
Today I am up with a new review, a lipstick review oh yeah!another liquid lipstick. There are millions of liquid lipsticks out there each claiming to be the best. Liquid lipsticks are great but every liquid lipstick is different and it is not easy to find the best one. My review today is about The Balm Meet Matte Hughes liquid lipsticks. Please read further to know what I think about them.
Price and availability
$29 for the 6 piece set of 1.2ml, $17 for individual lipstick 7.2g. Available at The Balm stores, online, Sephora. Available in 18 shades.
My experience with The Balm Meet Matte Hughes
I own the six piece mini set which contains six shades (obviously :D) which are each 1.2ml miniature of the original which is 7.2g. The Balm Meet Matte Hughes comes in a transparent tube with a silver cap, that retro style packaging which all The Balm products are known for. The names are written at the bottom. The packaging is quite sturdy. The cap is a twist open type and stays tightly shut. Definitely a travel-friendly packaging.
The applicator is is okay, not something that’s as good as Mac Retro Matte but still okay. Application will not be an issue but the applicator picks too much product than what is required as it is quite fluffy. Speaking about the scent, The Balm Meet Matte Hughes has a peppermint scent, which I like, it fades very quickly though. The reason for this scent is because it contains peppermint oil which is used for plumping effect of lips. Due to this reason there is a very very mild tingling when you apply this lipstick which immediately goes.
I really love the formula of this lipstick, very thin, you hardly know it’s there but pigmented at the same time. Just one coat and you are left with an opaque layer with no patchiness at all. And that too only a very smallamount of product is required for a full coverage even for pigmented lips. Dries quickly and very comfortable to wear.
It claims to be moisturising and all but honestly speaking I have never found any liquid lipstick to be moisturising. But this one didn’t make my lips extra dry and that just makes me happy. I always exfoliate and moisturise my lips before applying any lipstick. Since this gives a matte finish, I wipe off any excess lip balm before applying. And yes, this gives a true matte finish.
The best part is yet to come. Even after eating and drinking the lipstick remained intact, unless I go for some oily foods. Some shades fade a little, but nothing noticeable. I think the problem comes when you decide to touch up. When you do so, for a few minutes your lips feel heavy and dry. But after some time that feeling goes away.
The staying power is also amazing. Most shades stays put for 6+ hours even without using lip liners. I have found that some shades might fade a little fast but 5+ hours are guaranteed. Fades gracefullyand not patchy at all so there will probably be no need for touch-ups.
The shades in my set are Charming, which is beautiful mauve, Sincere which is mauve itself but a little bit lighter than Charming, Committed a dusky pinkish nude, Doting which is an orangey coral,Dedicated which is Magenta and Loyal which is a bright true red.
Swatches of The Balm meet matte Hughes
In love with:
Cruelty free, Vegan.
Application easy to control.
Very opaque and not at all patchy.
No bleeding or smudging.
Comfortable to wear.
Does not make lips dry.
Does not stain my coffee mug.
Not in love with:
Some shades settle into the lines of the lips.
Touching up is not a good idea as it might leave your lips dry.
Some might not like the peppermint scent and the tingling sensation. But the tingling is very very mild.
Applicator holds a lot of product.
Overall I think The Balm Meet Matte Hughes is a really good liquid lipstick. The cons that I have mentioned are not a big issue at least for me as i am totally fine with the peppermint scent. Touching up will not be an issue since this lipstick stays all day. I wouldn’t say this is the best liquid lipstick available, but this is definitely one of the best. You can either get the miniature set or get the full size if you prefer just one shade. I rate it 4.5/5 and I think this is something you must try.
Have you used the Balm Meet Matte Hughes? Which is your favourite shade?
Hello my beautiful friends,How are you guys doing?
When it comes to hair, I always had dry and damaged hair. It is just recently that my hair started getting better and that’s because I have started taking real care of it. I take care when using products on my hair too. Today I am up with a review and I am reviewing a new range of shampoos inspired by natural Arab remedies and I am talking about Pert shampoos. I have got the chance to review three out of the 8 available. So let’s get started with the review.
Today I am going to review
Anti-dandruff with coconut and lime
Anti- hair fall with ginger extracts
For damaged hair with chamomile extracts
Smooth hair opens the door to a better tomorrow. When it comes to choosing a shampoo, women want quick and smart products that would give them that fresh ‘salon look’ without having to spend a fortune. Now, thanks to PERT’s new range of shampoos, smooth and manageable hair is accessible to all. Present in the GCC market for over 30 years, PERT has finally perfected a range of products that bottles the region’s traditional wisdom and natural remedies. With PERT, smooth hair is a guaranteed end benefit without the fuss of traditional Arab remedies – their professional formula ensures your hair remains healthy thanks to their all natural ingredients and remedies that women have been using for centuries. The products are simple to use in just one easy step, making it the smart choice that gives you all the value for your money.
The 8 shampoos available are:
Coconut & Lime:Anti-Dandruff – Coconut has properties that are anti bacterial and which offer nourishment for the scalp while adding shine. The formula conditions deep down, helping fight visible dandruff flakes from your hair.
Henna:For Strong Hair – Henna leaves promote hair growth and thus strong hair. Additionally, henna adds shine and volume to your hair while preventing it from greying and thinning,
Mandarin:For Greasy Hair – Mandarin has proteins which help the hair from getting oily. The natural ingredients protect the hair, giving you a healthy and smooth look for longer.
Olive Oil:For Dry Hair – Olive oil helps in moisture which make hair shiny and healthy. Rich in vitamins A, E and antioxidants, olive oil replaces the extra silicone ingredients used in conditioners and helps make hair more manageable.
Oil Extracts:To Nourish Hair – The oil extracts provide overall nourishment to hair by preventing dry, itchy and flaky scalps while adding sheen and lustre to hair. The oils also maintain the hair’s natural texture while adding smoothness and strength to reduce breakage.
Chamomile:For Damaged Hair – Not only does chamomile help sooth scalp irritation and nourish the hair, it also adds shine and glow to dull and dry hair. Mainly with dyed hair, chamomile is gentle and soothes damaged hair.
Ginger:Anti Hair Fall – Ginger provides vitamins to the hair, helping in hair growth and hair strengthening for less hair fall. Additionally, the ginger enhances the hair’s natural lustrous shine.
Honey:For Normal Hair – Honey provides healthy benefits by coating damaged hair with a protective layer, attracting moisture and feeding the hair follicles.
Price and availability
200ml – 6.75AED; 400ml – 12.75AED; 700ml – 17.25AED. Available on all supermarkets across GCC.
My review of the Pert shampoos
Even though I have tried the three variants I have seen similar results (well almost). Hence I am reviewing the three together but will be mentioning the differences too.
Let’s start with the packaging. The Pert shampoos comes in a green bottle with a flip open cap. The packaging is just almost similar to any other drugstore shampoos nothing special. The cap shuts tight hence travel-friendly. The shampoos has a very pleasant but light fragrance which just lingers for a few hours after washing your hair and then disappears. The Anti-dandruff smells a little different and has a coconutty fragrance which disappears even faster. Anti-dandruff shampoo is ivory colour while the other two are off white.
The consistency is quite thick, not very thick but still. The Anti-dandruff shampoo is a bit thicker than the other two. A very small amount is only required to create a great lather and yes lathers really well. Now considering the cleaning part, all the three cleans hair really well for any dirt and grime. But if you ask me about the anti-hairfall claim I don’t really think it does that but all I have to agree it did not weigh down my hair, any of them. Next the anti-dandruff shampoo is successful is getting rid of the flakes but if you stop using the shampoo, it comes back. The shampoo contains Zinc Pyrithone, which fights dandruff and dry scalp.The one for damaged hair is much easier on hair and does not leave the hair dry at all. The others also does not dry out my hair which is a great win for me as I have dry hair and most shampoos dry my hair. Even the anti-dandruff shampoo does not dry my hair and leaves my hair soft and beautiful. The Pert shampoo for damaged hair works even better if you have dry hair like me.
Normally I dilute and use my shampoos, these I have used with and without diluting and however these does not dry my hair. And I have tried with and without conditioner and even without conditioner my hair felt soft and less frizzy. But I strongly recommend using conditioners because it is very important to condition your hair . I asked my mom, my dad, my husband and my brother to use these shampoos and they felt the same about the shampoos. I have dry wavy hair, my mom has oily curls, my dad has soft straight hair, my husband has soft waves and my brother has dry curls. Am I making you confused? I hope not! However, the results were the same despite having different type of hairs.
What I don’t like about these shampoos is the ingredients, a whole lot of chemicals including sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. But I must say there are some really god ingredients too.
In love with:
Travel-friendly packaging but I don’t like carrying bigger bottles.
Cleans the hair and scalp leaving your hair soft and beautiful.
Does not dry your hair.
Very affordable price.
Not in love with:
Contains SLS and parabens.
Honestly speaking I don’t expect shampoos to do miracles to my hair. According to me if a shampoo cleans my scalp and hair and removes the excess oil while not drying it, then I am happy with it. These does exactly that. But I still have a problem with the ingredients used. If you are planning to get an affordable shampoo, these might be a great choice. However, I will not repurchase these. I rate it 3.5/5.
Have you tried the Pert shampoos? Which is your favourite shampoo? Or which one are you using currently?
PR samples. However, all opinions are my own and unbiased.
If you ask me one makeup product I love stocking up (If I had to choose one) I would definitely say lipsticks. I just love buying them. And most probably you too. Who isn’t obsessed with liquid lipsticks these days! That’s the reason every other brand has its own liquid lipstick range now. Then how can Mac not have one right! Some time back Mac launched their liquid lipstick range. Today I am going to review Mac retro matte liquid color in the shade Carnivores. I actually don’t like the name Carnivores though. Let’s just jump into the review before I start my blah blahs.
Matte reigns supreme! Our fan-favourite M·A·C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is back with eight new saturated shades of on-trend muted and deep tones. Whichever one you choose, all promise a big splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers, virtually impossible to forget.
Price and availability
Price is 135 AED (20$) and available at all Mac stores and online.
My review of the Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color
Mac Retro Matte Liquid lip color comes in a transparent packaging with a black cap. The black cap is exactly similar to the ones of their lipsticks. Simple but good packaging. The cap stays tight and hence throw it in your bag and take it wherever you like. Now if you ask me one thing which makes this liquid lipstick stand out from the rest, I would say is the applicator that comes along with it. The applicator is diamond shaped which allows the application much easier. Perfect to line and define the lips. The smaller tip works great at the corners of the lips while the center part makes easier for application at the center of the lips.
The Mac retro matte liquid lipstick is available in 15 shades from nudes to brighter ones. The shade I am going to talk about today is Carnivores and yes I remember I have already told you this. Carnivores is a vampy deep wine shade, blackened red as MAC calls it. Very beautiful shade. That kind of shade which just boosts your confidence level. It also looks great in photographs too.
This lipstick does not have any particular scent, which is a good thing. The lipstick glides on smoothly andbeautifully and gives a beautiful matte finish. The formula of the lipstick is the best part, soft and smooth. I also like the texture quite thick and mousse. The pigmentation is also brilliant. Just one swipe and you are left with an opaque layer. But some shades look slightly streaky or patchy but that can be taken care of. It sets really quick and is not tacky at all. When the lipstick sets the shade becomes a tad bit darker you have to keep that in mind when choosing the shades.The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick applies evenly but some shades might crumble a little bit while touching up. But carnivores does not. But honestly speaking there was no need for touch ups.
One thing most people hate about all liquid lipsticks is drying out the lips. This one is not that drying but not very moisturizing at the same time. It is very comfortable to wear though. Another good thing about this lipstick is that it does not transfer. The lasting power is another great thing. I had light meals, I had dinner and coffee but still, my lipstick remained intact! But that might be a little different for lighter shades. There is a little bit of fading from the center with heavy meals when you use lighter shades. But otherwise, lasts for 6-7 hours without any touch-ups. The MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is waterproof and the real difficulty comes when removing it especially darker shades.
MAC Retro Matte Liquid lip color swatches
In love with:
Opaque with just one swipe and great color payoff.
Feels comfortable, not that drying.
Sets really fast.
Amazing applicator, perfect for lining and defining the lips.
Really long lasting.
Smudge-proof and waterproof.
Not in love with:
Since it sets really quick you have to work really fast.
Removing is quite a task.
Layering is difficult for some shades as it might end up looking patchy.
Overall I think MAC retro matte liquid lipstick is a good one, not one of the best but still worth trying. If you get a shade that you love from this range then you must think no further and get it but if you have too many liquid lipsticks and no particular shade excites you then you can just skip this one! I love the shade Carnivores so I am really happy with it. I give it 3.5/5.
Have you used the MAC retro matte liquid lip color? Which shade is your favorite? What do you think about this particular shade?
If someone touches my hair or my head I get really angry. So if someone specifically my brother feels like teasing me he touches my head and I get furious. What I am saying is even when getting hair treatments you really got to be the best to impress me. I just recently have been to BdB blodrybar for an Argan deep conditioning ritual with massage. Blodrybar is one of those blow dry bars which promises in making every day a good hair day. When you don’t want or rather don’t have the time to get your hair styled, just pop in and get gorgeously styled hair by some super talented stylists.
Please read further to know my experience at the blodrybar and why you need a deep conditioning treatment for your hair.
Blodrybar, one of Dubai’s premium blow dry bars, is located in Motor city. Blodry bar is well known for their hair styling services including 5 typesof blowouts, 4 different up do’s, 9 types of braids in addition to cuts and colors. But not just that, they offer an extensive range of beautytreatments of all kinds makeup, threading, tinting, manicures, that is quite a great list of services.
I really wanted to try their hair styling service but since I am a hijabi I decided not to and instead chose a hair treatment. They offer a variety of hair treatments like Keratin, deep conditioning, olaplex etc. You can check out their website for more details.
BdB’s professional hair care range by Label M is SODIUM and SULFATE FREE. In addition, their range of heat protection sprays, serums, ionic hair dryers and ceramic straighteners ensure that the client leaves the salon with hair that not only looks good but also feels great.
The Blodry bar is situated on the first floor of Apex Atrium. From the outside I actually wondered if this will be worth it, to be honest. But I really love the interiors which is mainly, with white walls, white chairs, white lamps with a little bit of yellow here and there like some few yellow couches, some yellow lightings. A beautiful chandelier hangs on top of the desk which truly enhances the design statement of the blodrybar. Simple and sophisticated design.
My experience of Argan deep conditioning ritual
Step 1: Consultation with the stylist
One thing I liked about the blodrybar is that you don’t just go and look into the menu and come up with some random treatments/services which you are not quite sure about. The trained stylists there first analyze your hair and based on that (and also your preference) you both can select what service you want. My stylist was Aneela, and I highly highly recommend her. She is brilliant at what she does and her massaging skills are out of the world. Moreover, she is such a sweet person heart. Aneela recommended Argan deep conditioning treatment for my hair.
Step 2: Washing your hair
The next step is washing your hair with shampoo. Aneela did not use any conditioners after shampooing as she said the hair mask she was about to use will deeply condition my hair. You don’t have to worry about your clothes too as they will provide you with a wrap on dress.
Step 3: Mask
The most important step, the hair mask of course. Aneela used the Luxury ofroyalty by Crystal Argan oil nutrition infusing mask for the argan deep conditioning treatment. Luxury of royalty is a luxury line of hair products infused with argan oil. She added a few drops of the Argan oil hair and body serum to the mask. She then applied the hair mask on my hair quite liberally then wrapped a hot towel on top. She said the temperature from the warm towel is only required for the mask to penetrate into the hair. She also covered the towel with a wrap to lock in the heat for a bit longer.
While the mask was on, Aneela started her magic. Her neck and shoulder massage was very much needed for a tired mom. It was so good to have a great massage and she was definitely best in what she was doing.
Step 4: Washing off the mask
Final step is washing off the mask. After washing she blow dried my hair. Since I was going to wear my hijab after the treatment I asked her not to fully dry/style my hair. I just wanted to avoid the heat. If you prefer, your sylist will blowdry and set your hair. But Aneela also said it was great that you don’t use such heat tools immediately, it’s okay but best not to.
Aneela also gave a great head massage and as I mentioned earlier if you are not good I can even hit you! okay just kidding but I truly get angry. But the head massage was so good I immediately felt so relaxed and I really wanted to sleep. Now that’s really special because I am someone who sleeps really late.
Let’s find out what the hair mask claims
Claims of the hair mask
This argan oil based formula is infused with Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids. It helps repair the hair and deeply conditions to restore softness and shine, giving the hair long-lasting protection from drying out, leaving it extraordinarily healthy and easier to manage.
Claims of the serum
The composition of Argan, a most stable unique oil, endows it with many benefits which are scientifically proved today. Argan oil presents an exceptional percentage of essential fatty acids, one of which is linoleic acid (omega 6, the most intracellular oxygenation and thus favor the restoration of the hydrolipidic film by increasing the nutriment content of cutaneous cells and ensuring the indispensable moisturizing of the hair and skin. The essential fatty acids fight against drying and the loss of elasticity which encourage the appearance of wrinkles. The skin gains suppleness, elasticity, and tonicity and becomes more resistant. This beneficial action against cutaneous aging it reinforces by a very high content in Vitamin E (tocopherols) hydrating and healing, but especially one of the most powerful biological antioxyders which neutralizes the free radicals. Vitamin E protects the cell membranes against lipid oxidization and thus slows down the process of skin aging.
My hair is normally is dry and frizzy but not very damaged. Immediately after the treatment, I could see how soft and smooth my hair felt. Its one week now after I have done the treatment and my hair is still in a good condition so I am really impressed. My hair is naturally wavy which became more soft and manageable which is definitely a great win! If you have naturally straight hair then macadamia treatment will be a better right choice rather than Argan oil treatment.
I also got a beautiful manicure from the Bdb. My manicure was done by Leslie, another sweet girl. A wide variety of nail paints are also available from which you can choose the one you like.
Overall, I am really happy with the services I have tried from the Blodrybar. Even after a week, my otherwise dry and frizzy hair is deeply conditioned hence it feels soft andbeautiful. The staff there are very well mannered and are amazing at what they do. If you have a special occasion or just are need of a great hairstyle or you think your hair needs some special care, Blodrybar is definitely a great choice. I give it a 4.2/5.
If you would love to know more about their various services or how to reach them then please check out their website here They also have some really amazing promotions going on so now is definitely the right time.
The services were offered to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are completely my own and 100% honest.