Is this the Fastest Way to Hydrate your Skin?

It's Ramadan and even though I haven't really been outside on the heat, I still feel my skin quite dehydrated. Staying indoors doesn't help much neither because the AC dehydrates the skin as much as the sun does. There are three steps that I usually follow to hydrate my (or a client's) skin - exfoliation, face mask and moisturiser (by the way one of my all time favourite moisturising masks is the Overnight Creamy Face Mask by Sephora - click here for the full review). 

There is another product called Hydrating Face Mist, that I love to use when I need a little bit hydration. The good news is that almost every skincare brand has it and it is very easy to use. All you have to do is simply spray it directly on your face or use a cotton pad to apply it. I personally love the Organic Grape Water Face Mist by Caudalie. It's preservatives and fragrance-free and the best thing about it is that leaves your skin very refreshed, which makes it the perfect product for the summer! I bought mine for around 70 AED from Sephora but I think you can find it in Boots in Dubai too. I have to mention that a little goes a long way, I have been using mine for about an year now (mostly in the summer) and the bottle isn't empty yet. On the package it's written that it's suitable for sensitive skin as well, but have in mind that if your skin is very dry/dehydrated this product will definitely help but it won't be enough. You might have to use other moisturising products too. 

How to Get Rid of Acne?

Hello, hello xx lovely ladies! I hope you are having a lovely day :)
Today, I want to talk about this great product by Mario Badescu, which I bought only a month ago but I already know that I am gonna repurchase it again and again.

If you know me or if you follow my blog then you have probably noticed that I suffer from acne (yeah, hate it so much). Having pimples literally all the time is the reason why I constantly hunt the market for good acne products and honestly speaking there aren't many good treatments out there. Mario Badescu is an American skincare brand established in 1967 but I only discovered it few years ago when we were on a family vacation in Singapore. At that time I didn't know much about it and the only product that I got was The Drying Lotion, which turned out to be one of my best purchases ever. This year when I was repurchasing the lotion online I decided to try some more products by Mr. Mario and after reading bunch of comments and reviews the Special Cleansing Lotion was added to my bag. 

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The first thing that I have to tell you is that only for a month I literally used half of it! You are supposed to apply it in the morning and in the evening but it feels great on the skin so sometimes I use it more then two times a day. I believe that the lotion cleanse the skin, prevent pimples and it helps to get rid of the existing ones and it does all that without leaving the annoying dry feeling. It actually leaves my skin very clean and refreshed. Unfortunately, the brand isn't available in Dubai (or at least I coudn't find it) and I had to order it online from BeautyBay.com. The price in my opinion is very reasonable, it costs only £ 14 / AED 66.

By the way I wrote a review about the Drying Lotion as well, you simply have to click here or on the picture to read it xx

P.S. I would like to add that nothing is magical and it won't get rid of your acne completely. Very ofter the pimples are related with hormonal problems, poor diet or even an allergy. Visiting a doctor before treating the acne at home is a must.

The Best Matte Liquid Lipstick

Hey, beautiful ladies xx
I am really sorry I was away for a while, I can't believe my last post was a month ago! Such a shame... The truth is that I had way too much work and didn't have a chance to update my blog. Luckily, today I was available to share with you the treasure that I found when I was in Bulgaria in March. 

Wearing the liquid lipstick by AURA in colour #602 Ring a Bell

Wearing the liquid lipstick by AURA in colour #602 Ring a Bell

Last year when I was in Bulgaria I bought a very nice liquid lipstick by the brand Golden Rose (link here). I purchased only one colour back then because I didn't know if it's any good (it turned out to be amazing) and on this trip I was looking to buy it in other colours too. When I went in the store to look for it, I spotted this brand called AURA. Now, here is a quick fun fact about me - I love discovering new small local makeup brands! I know you might find it weird but I think it's pretty cool lol However, there wasn't a beauty consultant anywhere around me to ask so I started digging for some information about the brand. I even googled it to find out which are their best sellers but didn't find much info. Then I spotted their liquid lipsticks and just when I was trying them my sister approached me, pointed at the lipsticks and said 'Oh, they do liquid lipsticks as well, why don't you try them?' and that was exactly what I did. 

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Very honestly speaking I didn't expect much. Yep, I am very sceptic person, but you will be surprised when I tell you that I have been wearing only this lipstick ever since I bought it. It's been a month now and this is the only lipstick I currently carry in my bag. What I really love about it is that it doesn't dry your lips at all. It's very hard to find liquid matte lipstick that doesn't make your lips look like the Sahara desert lol. It's as well very long lasting. The other day I went to Dubai mall, I applied it before leaving the apartment around 2.30 pm and came back home after 6 pm. During that time I didn't eat but I drank water and was amazed when I saw in the mirror that the lipstick it's still on my lips. The colour is exactly what I was looking for too, very nice pinkish nude and I believe it suits me a lot lol. The best thing about this product is that has a very light texture. Basically, you don't feel it on your lips. When you applied it's actually very liquidy but once it dries, it doesn't go anywhere!

Hands down, it's the best matte liquid lipsticks I have used so far and before I used to work in Sephora so I have tried pretty much everything. You will be also amazed when I tell you that it costs only 16 AED!! I wouldn't have thought in a million years that such a small infamous brand could make a better lipstick than most of the big international makeup brands and on top of that to be so inexpensive! 

P.S. If you live in Bulgaria you can find the brand in the drugstore Lilly, for the rest of the world have a look at their website - www.aura.co.rs