Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Body Shop - Exfoliating Bath Gloves

All you beautiful people out there........!!
Welcome back to my blog!

I finally found a product which made me open my Blog Dashboard and write a review after almost 3 years. Yes, you read it right. I wrote my last post on Wednesday, 20 November, 2013. Not that I stopped liking to write; it's that I just didn't feel like writing or maybe it's one of those things where you stop being drawn to an activity and start to explore other areas that interest you. Anyway, after I used The Body Shop exfoliating gloves for the first time, I said to myself... 'hmmmmm, the world needs to know about it." and here I am with a brand new post on The Body Shop-Exfoliating bath gloves

The Body Shop says:

These Exfoliating Bath Gloves increase the lather of your body wash and whisk away dead skin cells.
  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Increase the lather of your body wash
  • Leave skin feeling softer and smoother
  • Perfect partner with our Shower Gel
I say: 
These gloves are probably the most raved product of TBS for all the right reasons. They seem a lil' too harsh for bath gloves when you hold them for the first time. The deal is to hold them under the water for a minute or two, squeeze' em cute gloves and viola! they turn super soft.
 TBS website says it increases the lather of your body wash....., I didn't find it to be true. I used it with numerous body washes and shower gels but they lathered much less on the gloves than my usual loofah. I didn't find the gloves abrasive on my skin but given the fact that my body skin is not very sensitive, I'd suggest you to be careful if you know yours is. On a side note, any exfoliating product will be harsh on you if you're an over-enthusiastic scrubber. Just apply the right amount of pressure while scrubbing your body and I guess, you'll be fine. 
TBS recommends using it 2-3 times a week and I agree. As we know, exfoliation sloughs off those dead cells, brightens the skin and makes the skin tone even but over-exfoliation can scar and damage the skin so 2-3 times a week is fair enough.. and remember! keep it gentle. I read many reviews where people used these bath gloves with body scrubs and TBS website recommends that too for extra exfoliation. I prefer regular exfoliation over extra exfoliation. Since I started using them in summer, I didn't find'em drying but I was careful to apply a light moisturizer after use, as any form of exfoliation dries out the skin. I guess I'll need a heavy body cream in winters though. 
Speaking about the size, it's a "one size fits all" thing. But don't worry, they are quite stretchable...unless you're an owner of a comparatively bigger pair of hands! :)

After using the gloves a couple of times, I found by skin to be much brighter and oh-so-soft!! I am in love with these bath gloves and I see myself using them forever, unless I find something better. (I doubt that.. ;)) I think these gloves are worth every penny! 

They're available in various colors depending upon where you're located on the globe. I bought them in Oman and had to choose from blue, green, red, pink, white and lilac but I checked TBS websites from different countries and found various color options. 

Product: The Body Shop - Exfoliating Bath Gloves 
Pros: Leaves skin soft, smooth and very-very clean
Cons: Can be abrasive for people with sensitive skin, doesn't lather well
Price: I don't exactly remember the price but I think it was 2 OMR which roughly makes 5 USD or 550 PKR

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Labello Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia

If there's one thing which I will carry with me like a beauty secret all this winter, it has to be Labello Lip Butter.

Labello says: Do you want a sensorial experience, well-cared lips and a soft shine on your lips? The indulging Lip Butter formula pampers lips and relieves dry, chapped lips. It seals in moisture in your lips long- lastingly and leaves the sensitive skin of the lips well protected against external influences

This delicious Lip Butter comes in a 16.7 grams lil, flat jar like packing. Although I don't like the idea of dipping my fingers into the product each time I have to use it but secretly I like the handy, cute and sleek packaging.

I haven't always been lucky when it comes to lip care products. I have tried an array of lip balms/butters blah blah blah but never will I find a product which will keep my lips moisturized and flake free. One thing noteworthy is that after applying it on my lips for 3 days in the mornings and evenings, I didn't have to scrub my lips on the 4th day as lip scrubbing is my daily ritual for my prone to dryness lips.
Its smells faintly of creamy vanilla but the smell doesn't linger on which is good.
Overall, I am very happy with the product and as I said earlier, it is now one of my new go-to accessories for winters and I am definitely gonna try it in other flavors.

I paid 1.2 OMR for it which makes around 300 PKR
Have you tried any of Labello's products?  What your say? Hit back with a comment.

I love you all! xoxo

Monday, 11 November 2013

OLor 24 Hours Active Deodorant

Deodorants are my go-to accessory. I keep trying various brands and ranges be it roll-ons or spray deos. I received these deos by Olor and I'm pretty content I found this brand. Olor is a Norwegian Deodorant brand which has recently introduced its products in Pakistan.

I got Charming Coral and Passionate Pink
Charming Coral is a delicious blend of citrussy-musky. It is warm and sensual and lasted for around 7-8 hours on me. Both these things would make it my pick for winters. Yes! I wear deos in winters too.
Passionate Pink is more feminine and floral yet stronger than Charming Coral. Upon first smelling, it smells rather sweet but upon applying it tones down. It lasted for the whole day on me and that would make it a perfect choice for summers.

Over all, these deodorants are good quality, long lasting and refreshing with an affordable price tag of PKR 195. They come in 6 different fragrances and are available across the country.
 Olor Official Website

P.S: The product was sent for review purpose but it hasn't affected my opinion. I wasn't paid for this review.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Body Shop BB Cream

I am excited to post my first ever BB Cream review.. yeah! the very first but hey! better late than never.
Under the spotlight is The Body Shop all ine one BB cream.
I am the kind of person who tends to form the first impression on packaging and general sheen and shine of the packaging andlick silver here, I was expecting too much from this sleek silver tube!

 Isn't it beautiful?!

It smells of rose when applied and the smell is too strong but it doesn't linger on and dies within half an hour of applying. The consistency is neither thick nor thin. Upon opening you find this mud colored cream with tiny buds which look like exfoliating beads but these are infact color adjusting particles. This cream adjusts itself flawlessly on your skin. My hands skin is a lil darker than my face skin and I tried it on both. It passed the test of color adjustment..

Coming to coverage: Its very low coverage. Its not even sheer rather its zero coverage. It would give you the kinda dewy finished look which you can get with any good tinted moisturizer. It claims to be moisturizing which it is but that's not what you apply a BB cream for! I applied it on my face during the days when my face was an oil rig and it neither made it oilier not had any mattifying effect. After applying it for over 8 hours, I didn't get any breakouts.

Coming to my biggest turn-off it DOES NOT have SPF! Yes! this is the department where I would fail it as a BB cream!
Over all.. it's a fairly good tinted moisturizer and not a BB cream for sure with no coverage and no SPF. I would not go for spending PKR 2100 or so for a cream where I can get a way better one in way less money, my sister bought it from PBBC (Pakistani Beauty Bloggers Community) Blog Sale for PKR  1000 from the lovely blogger Anila Faruk and I am so glad we didn't get it off the rack! ;)

Pros: moisturizing, color adjusting
Cons:: Doesn't have SPF, Zero Coverage, you have to apply foundation, concealer separately

Did you try this BB Cream? What was your experience? Which BB Cream is your favorite one?
Ht back in a comment. I love you all! <3

Friday, 26 July 2013

Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

As the world and blogosphere is taken by storm by the Moroccan Argan Oil, how could I escape? I bought this huge 700 ml bottle from my colleague who is also an Avon representative. Here is my experience..

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Winner of the Summer Give away!

Without further ado, here goes the winner of my Summer Giveaway...........

Drum-rolls begin!!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Dove Essential Nourishment Hand cream

For all those lovelies who have to resort to a hand cream even in the humid summers, I am gonna share my go-to hand cream. It's been a year that this cream has been in my use off and on and I keep repurchasing it for obvious reasons.

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