My Experience With L’Occitane Aromachologie Olivier Nourishing Collection

 

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Before I start this post, let me just state that this entry is my own opinion and how it worked with me, it works differently with each person. With that being said, let’s start this post.

During my recent UAE visit, I went to L’Occitane store to get some products for my sister. I bought a face cream from there before that became my favorite after few uses so I trust this brand. While I was there, the lady working there mentioned a set of hair products that works best for dry damaged hair and it contains natural oils, also it’s silicon-free. I thought it sounds good since my hair is damaged from coloring and I wanted to use something natural like this product claims.

I bought the shampoo, conditioner and mask. I instantly used them when I got back home and it didn’t really meet my expectations. First time I tried the shampoo, I noticed that it doesn’t bubble up like shampoos usually do so I assumed it’s because it’s silicon-free. Now since it mentions it contains olive oil, you can clearly smell it as you apply it on your hair. I don’t mind the smell because it’s actually quite relaxing but I don’t like my hair smell that way.

After using the shampoo and conditioner, my hair was seriously dry and all over the place. That never happens to me since I have smooth tamed hair naturally even when damaged so I wanted to stop using those products. I didn’t want to instantly judge and hate them so I decided to continue using them for a month because maybe it takes time to affect my hair. It didn’t and my hair was more dry than before so after a month of using them now I’m giving up on these products. This set didn’t work for me and it dried my hair instead of fixing it as it claims, it might work for someone else maybe.

But that’s just my opinion, it might’ve worked for you and probably this set is your favorite so let me know your thoughts about it and what’s your favorite hair product.

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Sephora Haul

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Another makeup haul yay ?

Last week I was in UAE, obviously shopping with my husband for Eid clothes since it’s going to be by the beginning of September. On our last day, we were in Dubai Festival City Mall and passed by Sephora. I really hate changing my makeup products if I’m already used to a certain one so change is scary for me, that’s why the first product is my all time favorite …

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I don’t know how many times I expressed how much I love this eyeliner (Here, here and oh also here) I can’t live without it. I tried finding an alternative and testing other eyeliners but nothing came close to it. Obviously I had to buy it since it’s not exactly sold in my country so it’s good to keep an extra if I needed it.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita

I’ve seen so many beauty bloggers mention this liquid lipstick and specifically this shade and I really wanted to try it. It’s actually my first time to try a lipstick from Kat Von D and I like it, not love but like. It’s brown with a hint of purple which gives it a darker shade of nude basically, it’s something new for me somewhat but I can see myself wearing it from time to time.

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick – Trendsetter

I originally wanted to get my usual favorite Venus but this one grabbed my attention because it’s the same but also a bit darker going to brown. I can’t really see myself in darker shades but I wanted to try them out, I want to feel bold for going out in such colors so it’ll take me a while to love this shade.

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Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

I mentioned this mascara before in my previous post, I consider this mascara as my favorite. As I said before, this mascara was recommended to me by a Sephora worker, I just asked her what’s the best mascara here ? and she instantly said this one. She applied it on her lashes and showed me how it looks and I fell in love so fast. It spreads the lashes and doesn’t clump them when you apply it, the wand looks a bit weird than what I’m usually used to plus it bends. It gives the lashes a natural look and lengthen them as well, I wouldn’t say it adds volume because my lashes look completely normal for a casual look.

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading and have a great day.

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Mini Makeup Haul

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Let me state something before starting this post, I hate change. It takes me time to adapt to new changes so I had a mini freak out session when I found out that some of my favorite makeup products wasn’t available and I have to get something else.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I’ve mentioned that I’m a fan of Bourjois Air Matt foundation before so seeing this foundation raised my eyebrows, because of the word “Healthy”. The foundation contains vitamins C, E and B5 that give skin an instant anti-fatigue effect as it claims, I didn’t use it long enough to notice any change. The texture is definitely different than Air Matt, it’s more creamy in fact but absorbed by skin fast enough which is good enough for me.

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer

I usually use NYX Photo-Loving Primer which has a rather heavy texture but spreads pretty well on my skin and does the job well so this primer is too different from NYX one, it looks like a lotion and it smells good as well. It’s quite light and also hydrating, adding SPF which makes it a great suncream as well.

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara

The wand of this mascara scared me for a moment, it’s too big than my usual choice of mascaras but I loved it the moment I first used it. It’s not clumpy and it lasts all day, it leaves the lashes quite long and full. Definitely going to be my favorite for a while.

I hope you enjoyed this small post, I’m sorry my posts are consistent as before. I’m trying to post once a week or twice if I could. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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My Experience With Nashi Argan Hair Products

I get asked frequently about my hair, since I’m the kind of person who dyes her hair constantly, how do I keep it looking healthy and not damaged. I never really liked my super dark hair and I feel blonde suits me more, of course doing that for couple of years it damaged my hair. I keep trying different treatments to maintain my hair and so far, the Brazilian Blowout was the best solution I had.

Recently, I got a message from the salon I usually go to (different than the one I mentioned in the storytime post)  and in the message they mentioned offers for Nashi Argan’s products. There was a package of 4 treatment sessions and also a Deep Infusion Mask for one time and I decided to try it out because I’ve heard ladies praise these products and how it fixed their hair issues. Now the package they mentioned and also the products themselves are a bit too pricey, I have no issue in paying that much since I deeply care for my hair and obviously need the most care I could get to maintain it but recently I thought of controlling my money flow, I’m a shopholic and it’s quite unhealthy at some points.

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I went for the one time Deep Infusion mask because I wanted to test it out, from that experience I would decide if it’s worth getting the other products (Shampoo, conditioner, serum and mask) and this is how my experience went …

At first the hairdresser washed my hair with Nashi’s shampoo and massaged the scalp, obviously felt so good I wanted to sleep. After that she started applying the mask, strand by strand but mostly focusing on the scalp and then after she was done I was put under a steam machine for about 45 minutes. When my time was finally done, she rinse hair with water only without putting anymore product.

I don’t blow-dry my hair so I let it air-dry on it’s own and honestly my hair smelled so good after that mask. Along with that amazing smell, my hair looked much healthier and softer. The effect of this mask was instantly shown after only one use which made me impressed and I made up my mind in getting the whole line of products because it’s really worth it after seeing the outcome.

I hope this post helped you in any way to decide whether to try these products or skip them to try another one, whichever makes you comfortable but I highly recommend trying it out even just the mask like I did.

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Makeup Haul

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It’s been awhile since I posted something related to makeup so here’s a little treat for you. We don’t really have Sephora store in Oman, there’re some ladies who sells them on Instagram but for higher prices, of course we pay anyway because … Makeup? We are never satisfied with our collection of empty mascara products. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway I went on a small shopping spree and paid almost $150 for these products because as you know, I do enjoy wasting money every once in awhile.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit – Dolce K

One of the most overrated makeup products at the moment and I still bought it because I need to stay relevant. I normally don’t go for these shades as it’s more brown-ish but I guess I’m trying new things for 2017, new year new me sort of thing. The kit comes with two products, the liquid lipstick and the liner, it looks pretty nice I won’t deny that even though I still think it’s overrated.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper

You don’t know how much I love this eye liner, I raved about it over and over in my previous posts. I honestly can’t live without this eyeliner, it’s my all time favorite and I couldn’t find a proper alternative for it yet. If you have shaky hands like me, this is the perfect eyeliner for you because it lines your lid perfectly.

Sephora The Mascara

I’ve been wanting to try this mascara for awhile and I finally found it. It got a rather larger wand than my usual ones and it’s amazing, it’s almost like Too Faced Better Than Sex and it’s definitely as good as that. It gave my lashes the perfect length, volume and also defined them pretty well.

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip – Wild Nothing

Like I mentioned before, I normally don’t go for brown-ish shades but I wanted to try out new shades anyway. It has more pink than Dolce K though, it also didn’t fade fast which made me appreciate ColourPop more.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this small makeup haul, let me know what are your favorite makeup products.

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Truths About Having Unnatural Hair Color

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I’ve dyed my hair unnatural hair colors way too many times, I tried turquoise, blue, purple, orange and pink. Recently I did a dark blue ombre and I thought of writing this post to whoever thinking to dye their hair unnatural hair colors.

  • People will stare at you. You have an unnatural hair color so obviously people will stare at you like you are some sort of alien, if you don’t mind the staring and of course judgmental people go for it.
  • No more white bed sheets and towels. Stains, stains everywhere and you can’t really do something about it because that’s how these dyes work. Try getting darker colored towels and avoid white bed sheets because the color will stain your pillow case when you sleep.
  • Monthly touch ups. These hair dyes are usually semi-permanent so after few washes the color usually fade out, if you are planning to keep the color you’ll need to go to a salon every few weeks and that means you’ll need to pay every time. If you are confident of doing it by yourself, there’re plenty of YouTube tutorials to check out.
  • It’s okay to dye your hair without bleach. One of the things that makes us hate the hair coloring process is hair damage, bleach damages the hair it’s a universal fact. It’s okay to dye your hair without bleach but it won’t be as vibrant as a bleached hair would look.

These are the points I can currently think of from my experience in dying my hair unnatural hair colors, hope you enjoyed this post.

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ACW All Cosmetics Wholesale Haul

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I recently posted about a website that I would consider a Sephora alternative, I mentioned that I’ll do a proper haul post of the things I bought from this website. I have few comments about some products I got from this website which I’ll mention later, this post isn’t sponsored in any way.

NYX Shine Killer ($14.00)
The first product is a primer that keeps your face matte if you have an oily skin. To be honest, it doesn’t work on everyone as I read mixed reviews about this.

GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment ($49.99)
This mud mask is one of the over-hyped beauty products in my community so I bought it because I want to understand the hype. I’ll admit it’s a great mask but I’ve used similar type of masks and they were less pricey than this one. I’ll comment though on the product that it’s a tester which is stated in their website “Jar is a tester unit, it has never been tested or used. No box”

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URBAN DECAY Shadow Primer Potion – Original ($9.99)
Again, one of the over-hyped products but honestly it’s worth it. It keeps the eyeshadow in place for a long time and minimizes any creasing on the lids  The wand is definitely useless and it’s driving everyone insane. My comment about this product like the previous one is also stated in their website “Tubes have scratches due to being unboxed.”

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – San Paulo ($6.00)
NYX matte lip creams are my favorite at the moment, I’ve been already obsessed with Cannes shade so I decided to try out different shades. This shade is more of a red shade than a nude but it’s quite light and it can give a pink tint when it’s evened out with fingers.

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NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee ($5.00)
I’ll confess something, I ordered this because of Karalee’s review post. I’m so in love with this, it’s not that super shiny gloss which is a plus point for me. I love how it leaves my lips soft and smooth, since it doesn’t last long I decided to mix it with another product and it worked well.

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L.A. GIRL Matte Line Art Eyeliner – Intense Black ($9.00)
I’ve been fangirlling (is that even a word ?) over Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for the longest time, I absolutely love that eyeliner. I decided to try out a new eyeliner I never tried before which is the L.A. Girl eyeliner and I’m in love. It’s almost similar to Tattoo liner, dries fast and it’s easier to line the lid without messing it up if you have shaky hands.

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CAILYN Pure Lust Extreme Matte – Nudist 09 ($19.00)
Honestly I’ve never heard of this brand, I don’t know anyone who tried it as well so I wanted to try it because .. it’s nude and matte, enough said. It’s nude alright but has a slight pink tint to it, gets the matte effect fast enough therefore I like it.

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L’OREAL Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum ($12.99)
I’ve always used serums for my face as part of my skincare routine, I found this product and I wanted to give it a try because it’s also like a moisturizer. From the first use I instantly felt the effect, it got absorbed fast and it left my skin really soft. It closes obvious pores which I liked the most about it, I’ll continue using it everyday as part of my skincare routine and see how it goes.

URBAN DECAY Lush Lash Mascara ($16.99)
I’m a total mascara hoarder, having this amount of mascaras satisfies me. This mascara has officially became my favorite from the day I first tried it, it doesn’t give you spider lashes from the first use. It lengthen the lashes and give them a fuller look, it makes the eye look gorgeous to be honest. The website stated “full size, no box” but like I mentioned in a post with my first impression of this website, it seemed unused even though it didn’t come in a packaged box.

L.A. GIRL Matte Pigment Gloss – Dreamy ($6.00)
This liquid lipstick is so beautiful, I needed to take a moment to admire it when I tried it for the first time. The color is definitely darker than the Cailyn one I mentioned earlier, it gives a beautiful shade with matte effect and it’s long lasting. I barely felt it on my lips after using it and doesn’t smudge at all.

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I paid overall total $148.96 plus $13.50 for shipping. It came really fast and it was well packaged in a box. Other than the comments I mentioned, the website sells authentic makeup products and I honestly like it, will probably buy the rest of my makeup from it if they bring Kat Von D products.

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