Karaja Touche Pastel Blush Review

Hi Beauties,

I have never had the chance to try the Karaja Cosmetics before although I have been seeing their kiosk frequently, whenever I visit Lifestyle stores, Sahara Center. And when I had the chance to try their products, their eyebrow definer pencil and their Lash Lift Mascara was my absolute favorite.

Slowly, after many uses, I got hooked up to their wonder box eye shadow palette, which is quite good in pigmentation and wear ability. And today I have come up with their, duo Blush palette.

Although I am not a fan of blush, this one grabs my attention because of its subtle colour , making it perfect for the hot summers in UAE.

So, let’s start reading more about it.

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Packaging: The blush comes in a Silver colored cardboard box with the name written on it. And that gives a nice touch to the packaging.

The blush comes in a glossy black square shaped pan, with a flip open. And it has got 2 different colors. A Lighter shade of pink and a darker peach. Both the colors are too cool for summer and they suit well for all the skin tones. It has a nice brush too.

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The Duo Blush with the little Brush

Texture & Pigmentation: The texture of the palette is powdery. It lies somewhere between a satin and powdery finish. The pink and the dark peach have been finely milled and it doesn’t have any glitters in it, which is a big plus for me.

The Pigmentation is pretty decent. The colour is able to build up, so blending is important the right amount of colour, if not ending up in too much of colour on the cheeks.

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Swatch of the Duo blush

Why I prefer? I absolutely love the colour of the blush. They are light, soft and can be used on a daily basis even for office wear. It gives a nice subtle glow and lovely tint of colour on your cheeks. I swirl the little brush in both the colors and apply it gently on my cheeks. Sometimes I prefer to use as two different blushes.

It stays good for about 4-5 hours maximum and then starts to fade. Since the product is quite pigmented, you do not need a lot of product. I would recommend using it small amount and building it up afterwards as per need.

I am not a blush junkie, but this is certainly special to me. I absolutely love the colors.

Will I Repurchase? Yes

My Rating? 4.5/5

Have you used this  before ? Are you aware of this Italian Brand ? Do let me know your thoughts too !

Until next post

xoxo

priya

 

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Review : CLARINS One step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Hi my lovely people out there  ! Hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Today I will be reviewing some cool and luxury skin care product . Its from Clarins. Yes, its the Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with “Orange Extract”.

This gentle exfoliating cleanser minimizes necessity of cleansing the skin separately! So, it means one step of your beauty regimen is cut into half. But how ? It does the two steps in one single step. 

It “Cleanses” and “exfoliates” in one step ! Sounds, amazing right !!! Keep reading…..

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This is how the product looks !

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The orangey creamy cleanser with tiny micro beads 

What does clarins say ? 

Clarins gentle, spa-fresh cleanser polishes-away make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step — revealing the glowing skin beneath. Orange extract softens, refreshes and revives. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving your skin’s natural moisture balance. Gentle Silica Micro beads give clogged pores a breather. Now that’s refreshing!

How to apply ?

Place a small amount of product onto the fingertips of one hand. Gently massage onto damp skin to work into a lather and proceed to exfoliate all parts of the face avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse well with warm water.

My take on this product :

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with orange extract comes packaged in a transparent good quality plastic tube, packed inside a cardboard box. This tube has a fixed white and red colored cap with a flap, which is pretty handy to use.

This exfoliating cleanser is very gentle and can be used on daily basis, for cleansing and rejuvenating your skin, be it morning or evening. I exfoliate and cleanse my face with this every day morning and sometimes in the evenings. It removes all impurities and any makeup residues and cleanses the skin thoroughly. Skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.

It is an orange colored smooth gel textured cream cleanser with very fine granules. It feels soft and smooth to apply; the granules are hardly felt, but do a good job of cleansing and exfoliating the skin. To get best results, I apply with wet hands on a wet face in circular motions. It is very handy for daily use in summer when the climate is hot and humid and my face skin needs mild exfoliating on daily basis. It has a nice smell, which is not overwhelming.

Does not dry your skin. My skin type is Combination, and it works well ! The company claims as it is suitable for all skin tones. As it is summer in UAE, this works well for me !

It does not dry, nor irritate or break out on the skin.

Overall, a great product.

Price Point : A little expensive on the side, but worth it ! Retails for US $38 / AED 170

for a standard size! 

Availability ? 

  • Sephora Middle east
  • Paris Gallery
  • Wojooh 
  • Blooming Dales
  • Clarins counters

You can also purchase this product online.

Will I recommend this product ? Yes, if you want a cleanser cum mild exfoliator for regular use.

Will I repurchase ? Yes!

Would you give a try ? Please let me know your thoughts!

Until then….

xoxo

priya 

 

What’s New : Orsay – A New Flagship store open!

Hey Loves, hope you are all doing good! I would like to share my awesome experience I had yesterday at the flagship store opening of ORSAY, at Ibn Battuta Mall , Dubai.

The lovely & the lively event was held by ” The Idea Agency”, Dubai. In a nutshell, ORSAY is a German Brand worth 1.65 billion brought to U.A.E by Rubaiyat, Saudi Arabia’s leading fashion retailer.

Rubaiyat, Saudi arabia’s most renowned retailer created by Abdullah Binzagr and family, introduces ORSAY. ORSAY stands for YOUNG , FASHIONABLE, good value outfits, in which women can express their individual femininity at all times.

They have almost 640 shops present in 30 countries. One of the store is already opened in SAHARA MALL , Sharjah and the second store opened in Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai.

The special grand opening ceremony highlighted by an amazing fashion show featuring the brand’s Spring / Summer 2017 collection. As you all know, the summer is gearing up in UAE, so the latest trends have to be a must for us ! 

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ORSAY – Flagship store is now open !

A little something about Rubaiyat : 

Celebrating 37 years at the forefront of the luxury retailing, Rubaiyat is a pioneer in bringing the fashion world’s leading brand names to Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Bahrain and enjoys the status of being the kingdom’s foremost leading luxury goods retailer , having expanded its product range from men’s fashion, ladies and children’s wear to include accessories, fragrance, crystal, silverware and designer home furnishings as well as jewelry and watches. 

Also Rubaiyat exclusively represents and operates more than 50 standalone franchised boutiques throughout Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

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And the celebration continues with the Brand Manager

What the Brand Manager says? Romana Pristavu, Brand Manager, said; “ORSAY designs outfits for modern, self-confident women who wish to dress according to their personal taste and style, always staying chic, feminine and trendy. We offer our customers highly fashionable clothes and accessories which can be perfectly combined in themes, ensuring that they can always dress femininely no matter what the mood and occasion.”

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Me, my daughter with the Brand Manager Romana 

What does the Vice president of Marketing says ?  Antoun Abou Jaoude, Vice President Marketing, Rubaiyat, said: “As an established representative of more than 60 international luxury brands in Saudi Arabia, we are delighted to announce the launch of ORSAY into the UAE. ORSAY will cater to the UAE market where women freely express their taste and style in fashion. Our collections suit a broad range of women who look for charming, stylish and inspiring outfits for every occasion. ORSAY will offer in the region a well-coordinated product mix from Europe and Asia, resulting in a wide and constantly up-to-date selection of feminine outfits at an excellent ratio of style, quality and price We have initially opened two shops in the UAE and we are looking to expand the outlets in the coming years.”

My Overall Experience : The store had great summer / spring collections. As you all know spring & summer are meant to be flowery, light, pastels, neon and subtle colors. they had all that which was amazing. 

From a business formal, casuals, party wear, Evening dresses, to bags,clutches, accessories and scarf everything was on top point. Now, coming to the main area of focus, the PRICING !

I don’t have to comment on that part, as i request everyone of you to go and check personally, as they have amazing prices for the quality they offer. To give you a hint, there’s a price range for everyone. If you want to shop for AED 150, as a budget, go grab ! You get it for that price with better quality compared to other stores. Doesn’t it feel, so great. I honestly feel like going to store again on a weekday particularly during the noon, where the mall is quiet so that I can have some peaceful time for shopping. 

Overall, I am giving a 5 Star Rating, for this beautiful store! 

Last but  not the least, I cant take my eyes off the lovely gift they offered. A beautiful work bag in black, A light pink scarf and a pen drive ! Thank you Ms. Flor  for the pleasant invitation for the beautiful event. I would also extend my lovely wishes to The Idea Agency for collaborating with the leading fashion retailers. 

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Beautiful Array of dresses lined up !
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Aren’t they cool ? The Jewelry

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Fab collections 
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Some Sexy dresses

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Please visit the store, and I am sure you will find what you want! I cant wait to go to the store again! Lots of love……..

Until next post,

xoxo

priya