Archive | June 2015

The best product to use while pregnant

image I just gave birth to my second child a month ago and one product that I used for both my pregnancies and swear by to prevent stretch marks is the Clarins Body Treatment Oil. This stuff is really amazing. I used to apply it twice a day on the areas that were prone to stretch marks and I currently do not have a single mark on my body. I am still using it on my belly now post pregnancy as it supposedly also does a good job of firming the skin.  A huge bonus is that it also smells amazing.

I would love to know what you guys love to use to prevent stretch marks.

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Major lookfantastic Haul

I recently discovered a 20% off sitewide on lookfantastic which I had to take advantage of as it stocked most of the skincare brands that I use. I made sure I restocked on most of my skincare and also bought things that I have always wanted to try but were a bit pricey.

Haircare

1- Tangle Angel: I couldn’t resist.  It’s pink,  heart shaped and has angel wings at the back.  It can also stand.

2- Grow Gorgeous hair growth serum: I am just preparing myself for the impending hairfall that I will be suffering with because I just had a baby. Hope this works.

3- Alterna Overnight Hair Rescue: Heard good things about Alterna and this just seems like a good overnight treatment which I do not currently own. image

Skincare

1- Alpha H Liquid Gold: This is my second bottle as my first one will be over soon. I can’t live without this stuff.

2- Ole Henrikson African Red Tea Face Mist: This seemed like a good hydrating toner and it is also clarifying.

3- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum- I have been looking all over Dubai for this as Caroline Hirons raved about it.  They don’t seem to sell it here so it was a perfect choice to buy it with the 20% off.

4- Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm: I am a fan of the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel and wanted to try something else from the brand.  This was also recommended by Caroline Hirons.

5- Zelens Resurfacing Facial Pads: This is a repurchase and I can’t live without this stuff. Mine just ran out yesterday and thank goodness I have received this today.  My nighttime skincare routine is incomplete without this.

6- Zelens Z Matrix- I am a huge fan of Zelens skincare and my sister loves this particular moisturiser due to its hydrating properties so I thought I should take advantage of the sale and get this as Zelens is so expensive. image

Bodycare

1- Ole Henrikson Lavender Body Oil: this sounded like something my body needs especially after giving birth.  Can’t wait to try it. image

I also received the lookfantastic Beauty Box for free as I spent a certain amount.  Haven’t opened it yet though. Anyone else made use of the discount?

Sneak Peak- my 2 most practical handbags

Hi friends,

I just gave birth to my second baby boy 3 weeks ago and I am so excited to finally start losing all the weight I have gained as well as get back into the groove in terms of fashion and beauty.

I recently made 2 sneaky handbag purchases just because I thought I deserved a treat after all that I went through with this pregnancy:)

I bought a black 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli (from Bloomingdales Dubai) which I have always admired. Finally thought I should buy it as it would be a perfect work bag as well. I also stumbled upon a Sophie Hulme mini zip top bowling bag which was half off in Boutique 1 and I thought why not. It was such a steal. I am a recent fan of Sohpie Hulme bags and I am contemplating buying the red bucket bag as well.

If any of you are looking to buy a practical black handbag that has enough room to put in everything and is excellent in terms of quality and style, then these are definitely it. Prices are reasonable compared to other higher end brands and they are super stylish as well.

Anyone else a fan of these bags?

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