I am big advocate of using natural, toxin-free (and even organic when possible) beauty care products for me and family. With more studies coming out every day on the shockingly harmful effects of the chemicals, preservatives, lab fabricated fragrances and cheaper ‘natural’ alternatives have on the functioning of organs of our body , I am more adamant than ever that those chemically loaded products from the brands that we all have grown up with and come to love (Johnson&Johnsons, Dove, Aveda and yes even Chanel )… no longer have a place in my home!
And here’s more from one of my favorite award winning Dubai based (but formulated in Germany) skin care and body care brands, Herbal Essentials!
Did you know that all of their products are made with Himalayan spring water and pure essential oils?
Also it’s free of the major nasties ( that are quite harmful to the body) that most branded products out on the shelves contain… and it’s certified cruelty free.
Herbal Essentials have a special offer this Eid with 20% of their products and complimentary delivery within the GCC! Just use code EID2016HE and also receive a surprise product with order. Don’t you just love surprises? I know I do
Ever wondered how to make your own blush or bronzer at home without all the nasty chemicals or preservatives that most branded makeup products are made with?
It’s actually incredibly easy to get your sun kissed glow custom made at home…and you all you need are three natural ingredients: more “DIY Bronzer: Sun Kissed Glow in 5 Minutes”
You want to know one of my best kept beauty secrets? Sunblock. Yep, everyday!
While it’s great to get some vitamin D, too much sun quickly dries out the skin and can help accelerate the aging process. Wrinkles? Umm, no thanks.
Herbal Essentials is an award winning UAE based beauty brand that uses ancient beauty wisdom and natural ingredients (including Himalayan spring water!) to provide beautiful healthy skin and overall wellbeing. They have two wonderful SPF options, one oil and another made from a light lotion base, plus plenty of ‘must have’ beauty treasures in their skincare range.
Herbal Essentials is available in leading pharmacies and online at http://herbal-essentials.com
Stay tuned for more! xx
It’s that time! Summer has arrived with a bang and we are all anxiously packing our bags to go visit loved ones, explore an exciting new destination or just simply chill out in a home away from home. I was definitely one of those ‘over packers’ once upon a time, like a total diva I would literally take almost everything I owned even for a short weekend trip! After some enlightened wisdom and three kids later, I’ve learned to pack more efficiently and take the essentials along with me. Plus we need to leave room for shopping, right?
Fillers, collagen shots, chemically loaded lip plumping gloss…umm, no thanks! I know us women secretly fantasize about bigger, plumper, more luscious lips especially after watching the latest movie starring our beloved Angelina Jolie Why is that exactly?? I totally believe in loving yourself 100% just that way God made you, but I know it’s also fun to make some minor ‘enhancements’ here and there…we got to keep things interesting haven’t we? And what’s the harm if it’s totally natural?
Once upon a time, I was on the cover of Beauty World Middle East magazine (yep that’s me) when it was just a humble but still rather exciting exhibition in Dubai…15 years ago? Since then it has grown and developed into this incredibly gi-nourmous (that’s gigantic and enormous in one word) event completely taking over the World Trade Center with international brands and celebrities flying from all parts of the world to take part. And there’s absolutely no way to see all that’s going on in one day.
This year they had a natural beauty/organic section present at the exhibition for the first time and I just had to go and visit to see who was present!
As a “green” beauty enthusiast and advocate, I am so excited that this brand has finally made its way to Dubai!
A revolutionary makeup line, completely toxin-free and created with all natural food grade ingredients, RMS Beauty has quickly taken the fashion industry and celebrity realm by storm through reinventing the understanding of “makeup” and what true beauty is all about. Fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret have featured this makeup brand in their campaigns and renowned celebrities such as Gisele Bunchen, Celine Dion, Demi Moore amongst others swear by this new approach to eternal beauty.
I swear by this all natural way to whiter teeth! I’ve been using this remedy for years and it really works. Whenever I notice my teeth are looking yellowish, dull or feel like they have some yucky build up when I run my tongue over them, it all ways does the job…every time.
There’s lots of whitening treatments on the market but many leave your teeth very sensitive afterwards and can even be damaging to the enamel. AND they are filled with all kinds of crazy chemicals.
By now you know by now that I’m all about home remedies with natural ingredients. Yep, mother nature has all the answers!
Guess what lovelies? I had the unbelievable opportunity to interview the beautiful Nitika Chopra, the inspirational Self Love Guru based out New York City. She has created quite a buzz on spreading self love and natural beauty to women across the US and even the around the globe. I have been following her on social media and her blog for sometime now, and I’ve always loved how she shares her personal stories so candidly and with an open heart. She truly is so charming and easy to talk to, no wonder so many women connect with her!
Read her more about Nitika below, be sure to check out her show on Z Living Network and her blog nitikachopra.com