Foreo & Yllume Facial at Harvey Nichols Dubai

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Hello lovelies,

I am back with another review, however this time it is not a particular product that I have tried and tested but a whole range of products.

A few days ago I was invited by the lovely team at Emerging Beauty brands to come in for a complimentary facial at Harvey Nichols Dubai courtesy, Foreo and Yllume.

Might I add it was a glorious experience. I went in looking tired and drained and came out looking fresh and fabulous.

The lovely Marie who was doing my facial was so full of knowledge and insights on facial & skin care, i was amazed to find out the many things i did NOT know about caring for your skin.

Let me take you all through the step by step procedure of the facial. The good thing is that if you have the products with you then this is something you can easily do yourself at home. For this facial, 5 Yllume products were used all of which are available at the Harvey Nichols store in MOE.

 

STEP 1

Cleansing – We began the facial by using the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cleanser on my face and neck, Marie used her fingers and gently massaged my skin specifically the T-zone area as that is where most of the Bacteria settles.

Beauty Tip: While massaging the face always do it in a circular motion and start from the center then move outward. Also remember to ‘LIFT UP’ i.e. use sweeping motions starting at the base and sweep up

STEP 2

Cleansing Device – Moving along Marie then used the Foreo Luna cleansing device to cleanse my skin. The blue Luna works well on combination skin which happens to be my skin type, it comes along with a lot of benefits such as

  • Deeper, gentler cleansing for a healthy-looking glow
  • Skin looks and feels firmer for a more youthful appearance
  • Improves the absorption of your favorite skincare products
  • Promises all-round cleaner, fresher, more radiant skin

STEP 3

Face Mask – After washing my face with a damp sponge, she went on to use the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Mask on my face and neck. The mask contains colourless carotenoids that heal, calm, protect, control and slow the activity of tyrosinase – the enzyme that stimulates melanin production – working directly on melanin content within the skin cells, evening out hyper-pigmentation and lifting uneven skin tone. The Cross polymer papaya extracts also add to the exfoliating effect by lifting off the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin.

 – Facial Massage – With the mask evenly spread out on my face Marie began massaging my face, neck and shoulder area. This one truly was the best part of the facial as it left me completely relaxed, i almost drifted off to sleep while Marie kept working the magic of her hands.

STEP 4

Toning – After removing the mask, Marie applied the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Tonic Mist to close the pores on my skin. The mist uses Polynesian Lagoon water (volcanic water) that is highly pure and rare which is them infused with Vitamin C and white tea extracts that brighten and refresh your complexion.

Beauty TIP – Make sure to always use a Toner after applying a face mask, as the mask opens up the pores on your skin. The toner however closes the pores therefore not allowing any bacteria form getting inside your skin.

STEP 5

Moisturizing Cream – Last but not the least to finish off the facial Marie applied the  Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cream. The cream is an absolute delight to have on as it works as a 3 in 1 mechanism. It has the properties of a day cream ,a night cream, an eye cream and sometimes even works as an intensive mask. it enriches, restores and deeply moisturizes whilst leaving the skin beautifully soft and smooth.

 Some images from the Facial room:

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– Blue Foreo Luna range for Combination skin

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The beauty room at Harvey Nichols, MOE

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– Displays in the Beauty room

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– Foreo Luna & Yllume skincare range

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– The lovely Marie and I post facial

Product & Price information:

Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Skin Supplement -AED329
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cleanser – AED230
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Tonic Mist – AED220
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cream – AED488
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Mask – AED 378

 

Neutrogena Introduces The Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stres ControlHello lovelies,

Some wonderful news just popped into my inbox earlier today and I thought of sharing it with you guys. Neutrogena has come up with The Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control range!

Yes you read it right, with its unique formula, the range helps to both treat and prevent spots before they appear, so we have one less stress to deal with.

Spot and acne-prone skin types shed even more skin cells which deposit on the skin’s surface, clogging pores and hair follicles. As this debris of dead cells and follicles builds up, the skin produces excess oil, which in turns leads to blackheads, breakouts and spots.

The microbeads in the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub gently exfoliate the skin, whilst its Microclear® technology breaks through oil and dirt to unclog pores, allowing the formula to penetrate deep down and help clear spots. Frequent usage of the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub has been clinically proven to reduce by 88% the occurrence of spots in the future as well.

Moreover, there are plenty other benefits derived from the regular usage of the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control: it improves our skin’s complexion and texture, from dull to radiant; it keeps the skin smooth and soft; and it diminishes the appearance of large pores, giving our skin a healthy polished glow.

So, keep calm and smile on! The NEW Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control is one sure way to beat the stress in our life.

Product and Price information: 

Neutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub, AED 44.86

Neutrogena® product range is available in pharmacies and supermarkets across the UAE.

 

 * Prices may vary depending on the outlet

Human+Kind – The skincare brand with a conscience

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Hello,

The Beauty Blog Me is back with yet another beauty fix for all you lovely ladies.

Introducing an innovative beauty brand, Human + Kind has come up with some sensational natural beauty products to simplify your life.  We have all been there , running late and having absolutely no time to wash our hair. Well now we have a solution.

The Human+ Kind Shampoo+Bodywash is a 2 in 1 cleansing product designed to ease your shower routine. This 99.6% natural product is SLS and paraben free. The product is designed to work both as a Shampoo and a body wash. Since it is designed to function as a shampoo, you have the option of choosing from a variety of three to suit your hair type.

You can use the Orange Shampoo+Body Wash for Dry, damaged hair along with the matching conditioner. The product is designed to add volume and shine due to the orange extracts that also invigorate your skin.

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For Sensitive Hair and Skin, the Apple & Herbs Shampoo+Body Wash works wonders while being gentle. With the extracts of Calendula, Aloe Vera and Marshmallow root, the products restores moisture, soothes your scalp and helps in detangling your hair easily.

And if you are unsure about the nature of your hair or are looking for something that works on all concerns, why not go for the Grapefruit Shampoo+Bodywash that is designed for all hair types. It nourishes and softens your hair and skin while the gentle fragrance of grapefruit will leave you feeling energized.

The Shampoo+Body Wash’s also come with complementing hair conditioners that are designed to add further nourishment to your hair, which are also available in 250 ml tubes that are perfect to carry in your hand bag and for daily use.

Human+Kind products are on sale in the UAE at the following outlets: Boots, Marina Pharmacy,United Pharmacy, Organic Foods & Café, Make Up Etc. in Palm Strip Mall Jumeirah, The Change Initiative and Down To Earth, as well as online through Glambox.me & Zanedo.com (My Fav)

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Product & price information:

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Wash Normal hair 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner Normal hair 200ml, AED45

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Wash dry hair 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner dry hair 200ml, AED45

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Sensitive 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner Sensitive 200ml, AED45

The brand also has some great skin care products.To check out the complete range and learn more about the story of the Human+Kind brand, log on to http://www.humanandkind.com.

Until next time, stay gorgeous 

xoxo

Zanedo Beauty Box

Super delighted to receive this beautylicious @zanedo box today, so loving the contents, all full size products. For those of you who have no idea what Im talking about please pay extra attention.

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The Zanedo beauty box is quite similar to the Glambox but only better. You can choose from one of the amazingly priced fixed subscriptions of  3, 6 or 12 months and get beauty in a box delivered to you or one of your loved ones each month.

The September beauty box contained the following beautylicious goodies

1) Full size Max Factor eye shadow palette 

2) Full size Volumizing effect Max Factor Mascara

3) Pocket sized Max Factor Lip gloss

4) A mini Max factor gold shine nail color

And finally, the goody i am most excited about………..

5) Dolce & Gabbana Body Lotion

Yes you read it right, a decent sized awesome sauce body lotion from D&G.

If you are excited after reading this post then log on to http://www.zanedo.com and subscribe to some beauty goodness right away!

Until next time then lovelies

xoxo

 

Introducing an Innovative Gifting Medium – YouGotaGift.com

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Need a last minute gift? Or simply don’t know what to get? Worry no more, yougotagift.com to the rescue!

YouGotaGift.com is the first of its kind Online Mall for Gift Cards in the Middle East. The service offers a fun and convenient way of celebrating friends and occasions by sending prepaid Gift Cards from leading brands in the Middle East using the web and mobile devices. The Gift Cards can be personalized and instantly delivered by email, Facebook, SMS or simply printed at home.

So if you have absolutely no idea what to get and don’t have time to stop at the mall then you know where to head.

YouGotaGift has tied up with various brands and amenities giving us all the more options to choose from. Now some of you might be wondering why I am talking about this on the Beauty Blog me, well just so you know there is a very good reason for it.

What got my attention particularly to this website were all the beauty brands and services associated with YouGotaGift. For all you beauty lovers there are some particularly amazing brands to pick and choose from. My current favorite nail spa, The N. Bar makes part of YouGotaGift’s list and that makes me extremely happy!

I have listed down below a few of the beauty brands that are available on the website.

L’Occitane en Provence

Faces

NStyle Nail Lounge

N.Bar 

The Nail Spa

 Exhlae

1847 (Executive grooming for men)

Simply Pretty Me

Jet Set

Sensasia Urban Spa

SpaCordon

Dreamworks Spa

Sounds tempting I’m sure. Let’s move on to how one can maneuver through the website to get their gift card. In 3 simple and easy steps you can have the perfect gift delivered to your loved ones mail.  Sounds like quite the dream come true doesn’t it?

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This is what popped up in my inbox a few days ago. Loved everything about the way the E-card is designed. From the colors to the fonts to the emoticons used inside the message box!

 This is how it looked when I clicked open. The best part is that you can charge the gift card up to any value you want. Be it 100, 200, 500, 1000 or more.

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 And the final product post – printing 🙂

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 Hope you enjoyed reading about this unique gifting concept as much I did experiencing it and then writing about it. Do give it a try, log on to YouGotaGift.com and treat your loved ones to some much needed TLC.

Comment below and share your experiences with yougotagift.com. Until next time lovelies!

 

 

My Facial at Harvey NIchols Dubai

Had the most amazing facial @Harveynichols yesterday evening. Special thanks to the experts @yllumeskincare , the lovely Marie ❤️ who gave me some great insights on skincare. A lovely range of products from @foreo_beauty & @yllumeskincare resulting in soft and supple skin. Complete review up soon on #thebeautyblogme #bblogger #facial #skincare #tried&tested #dubaidiaries

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Hair Masks- The secret to a healthy Mane

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What would be more annoying than the sudden loss of hair or your hair becoming dull and unhealthy overnight? Using a hairdryer, hair straightener and regular hair coloring, often causes damage to the hair. The humid weather and strong sun in the UAE causes further harm to your lovely locks.

Between the tedious work schedule and quick visits to the salon, pamper yourself and revitalize without even leaving the comfort of your own home. How can I do that, you may ask? It’s a very simple process.

If you’ve never tried using a hair mask to better your hair’s condition, now might be a great time to start. Hair masks are natural, easy and very effective for anyone looking to better their hair’s natural shine. Dry and over-processed hair cries out for the nourishing properties of a good hair mask, however all hair types can benefit from a treatment.

What are Hair Masks?

Hair masks are chemically formulated to close the cuticles on your hair, making them shimmery, reflective and smooth to the touch. Hair masks easily increase the shine on dry and damaged hair, creating the beautiful look that is desired. Applying monthly hair masks can also nourish your hair and have a long lasting conditioning effect. 

What do they do?

  1. Enhancing Hair Quality 

Hair masks can enhance the quality of your hair; they are also very useful in boosting the shine and strength of the hair.

  1. Fast Process

The process itself takes less than 15 minutes. The mask takes a short time to settle into your hair, whereas a salon treatment might take 45 minutes up to an hour.

  1. Saving Money

Hair masks can save you a trip to the salon. Salon treatments can be expensive and the same treatment can be duplicated in the comfort of your own home with the right products.

  1. Quality Ingredients

Using a hair mask product that does not rely on harsh chemicals for the desired result is satisfying, as you know you’re well aware of what you are applying onto your hair.

  1. Relaxation

The short amount of time needed to let the mask settle is a great time to relax and enjoy yourself. Taking time out of the day for a little relaxation is normally a chore in and of itself, and there usually isn’t any time for it. With the hair mask, you will have a decent excuse to let yourself sit back and relax for 15 minutes.

How to use a Hair Mask?

The process of using a hair mask is quite an easy one. Take a little amount of your desired hair mask and just apply the mask from roots to ends of the hair. Following the application, gently massage the head, after 30 minutes rinse with clean water. You can use a mask once to twice a month in order to get maximum results.

The Beauty Blog Me recommends:-

Express Luminosity Keratin Hair Mask

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The Keratex Complex™ hair mask is a miracle conditioning treatment which forms a thick velvet layer that diffuses deep into each hair strand acting as a protective barrier against daily aggressions, restoring softness, shine, enhancing hair elasticity and guaranteeing the longest-lasting smoothing result 

Hair Repair by SACHAJUAN

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This moisturizing treatment features wheat protein and hydrolyzed rhodophycea, a vitamin rich algae extract, to nourish and strengthen, promoting healthy, hydrated strands. It hydrates and smoothes, combating frizz while delivering a silky feel and lustrous sheen.

Katira Hair Masque by Philip B

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A Middle Eastern secret, it is exceptionally effective at filling in damaged spots, smoothing the cuticle, adding oil-free moisture and boosting elasticity and shine. Hair is left feeling and looking healthy.

Comment below and let us know what has worked for you and what has not, until next time then beauty lovers !