From Sag to Fab ! with Palmer’s.

Merry Christmas my loves ! Hope you all had so much fun. Mm, its been quite long writing on the blog, it feels so good to share an amazing write up today. If you read my Title, it says ” From Sag to Fab!” – Do you have any idea what does it mean ? Well, its all about from being saggy ( sag) to fabulous (fab). Interesting right ???

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BRAND LINE : Cocoa Butter Formula

KEY INGREDIENTS : Shea Butter , Collagen , Elastin & Argan oil.

  • SPECIAL FEATURES : Firm and tone your bust even after pregnancy and weight loss.
  • The cream looks like a gel, that gets easily absorbed.
  • Unique blend of cocoa butter , Shea Butter , sweet almond oil, argan oil and Vitamin E to maximize Moisturization.
  • Collagen & Elastin help restructure the Elastic fibers and increase tone and firmness.

MY EXPERIENCE : As a XXL girl, stretch marks and saggy skin are my absolute enemy and this product promised a lot for my skin. When you’re overweight, your boob get a lot more unwanted friends on them then usual, so I wanted to get this to try it out. The formula of this is really thick and creamy, not so thick greasy ones, more of a gel and goes on like a treat. It’s so easy to apply and sinks into the skin faster . It also makes my skin feel extremely soft and smooth. thanks to these exclusive ingredients of Palmer’s , as these ingredients work together to firm, tone and help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and I can honestly say it works wonders. It hasn’t tightened my bust like it claims, but it has reduced the appearance of my stretch marks and made my skin feel super soft afterwards.  With constant usage, I am very sure of having that sexy firm & toned bust. I have always dreamt of Boob job, to be very honest , but I don’t get a Green Sign from my beloved man, as they’re not natural ! Now there’s a FIX !

BRAND LINE : cocoa Butter Formula

KEY INGREDIENTS : Cocoa Butter , Elastin , Shea butter .

  • SPECIAL FEATURES : Designed to restore your body to original firmness.
  • Ginseng and Vitamin E help nourish and rejuvenate tired skin.
  • Co Enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that stimulates skin cells to tone and smooth the skin.

MY EXPERIENCE : I’ve been using this nightly for a week , and the pump action makes it even easier to use and my skin’s never felt better. It’s soft, smooth and my ‘dry’ patches are gone. I can honestly say I love this product 100 %. Again, I’ve seen no tightening of the skin , but I may not have been using it long enough for it to work, but it does an amazing job at hydrating the skin and making it feel beautiful! BECAUSE OF THE DRY SKIN, IT MADE ME STRETCH MARKS APPEAR MORE DOMINANT , BUT AFTER USING THIS IT MADE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE.

FIRMING LOTION – A TINY PART OF THE STRETCH MARKS ON MY TUMMY.

As you can see the above pictures, I do have some stretch marks on my skin, due to weight loss that I’m currently undergoing. Though I have lost some inches , I can see the marks more visible. And as promised this cream has been the best to treat them , HYDRATE , SMOOTH THE SKIN AND REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF STRETCH MARKS – VOILA !

A few more additional information for you , if you’re lactating mothers.

CAN I USE THE BUST CREAM DURING BREASTFEEDING ? Absolutely , YES ! Just wash the cream off , and its safe . No Parabens, no chemicals and hypoallergenic.

CAN THE CREAM GIVE GOOD RESULTS ON FIRMING THE BEST ? Yes, not quickly within a short span, continued use will definitely fetch good results.

WHAT ELSE DOES THE CREAM DO OTHER THAN FIRMING ? Moisturize the skin well, and stays hydrated.

Both of these products are amazing. I can’t praise them anymore. They’re the best body moisturizers I’ve used and I think I’ll have to repurchase these when I run out because they are fab! And Palmer’s products are always available at Boots Pharmacy, and Carrefour UAE.

Have you tried them ?

xoxo , priya

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Kiss your chapped lips goodbye !

Hi my loves, hope youre all having a fabulous week! Today Im coming up with one of my favorite product for review – A Lip Balm. I feel it is a must have or a staple product that has to be in the purse.

We don’t need lipsticks all the time, a little lip balm to have a smooth & plump lips will do more than a dry, patchy, streaky shade of colors on the chapped lips. Don’t you agree ?

And thats what came into a box of surprise for me, for this Valentines Day 2018. Palmer’s surprised me with their all time favorite Lip balm and a box of candies making the perfect v-day gift !

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Doesn’t it look pretty ? Ofcourse Yes ! Alright, lets get in to the review now…

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Ingredients

Key Ingredients –

  • Cocoa Butter : A rich, natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, transforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.
  • Vitamin E :  A powerful antioxidant that also helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and also very toned appearance.

 

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What Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 claims 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm, enriched with Vitamin E and with the added benefit of SPF 15, helps prevent and also protect chapped, cracked or windburned lips. Moreover, smooth application and a convenient size make this the perfect year-round lip balm.

  • Repairs dry and chapped lips
  • Enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E
  • SPF 15 protects lips from UV rays
  • Free of Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Gluten, MI, Phthalates, and Dyes.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Packaging & Appearance

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 has a simple packaging. The lip balm also comes inside a plastic bullet with twist up mechanism. Moreover, the body is quite sleek and lightweight and perfect for travelling. The white body has blue  ( Original ) , red ( Tinted ) and chocolate accents and the white cap on top sits tightly. There is an outer packaging which carries the product details.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Original Lip balm.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Tinted Lip Balm.

Overall, I loved its packaging, its simple, neat, user friendly and also travel friendly.The lip balm stick is faint yellow in color. It has soft and creamy texture. In fact, I love the fragrance of the lip balm. The twist up mechanism works great, as the lip balm goes down slowly and completely.

My experience with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 glides smoothly so that   you don’t have to rub too much for even application. Also, it doesn’t feel waxy or too runny on the lips. The lip balm is lightweight and doesn’t apply glossy. 

Whilst talking about the Dark chocolate with cherry one, the flavor of this lip balm tastes exactly like a  cherry pop  to me! Seriously, it’s got that same candy-like cherry note mixed with chocolate, and it SMELLS just like a Cherry  Pop as well! Both the flavor and fragrance are strong during application but they fade pretty quickly. 

 

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And they layer a beautiful red-pink tint on the lips, which looks like a natural lip tint. 

Coming to its effectiveness, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 provides a boost of hydration to the lips. It instantly softens dry and rough lips and regular application heals the dry and chapped area on the lips. The moisturization  it provides is quite long lasting. Moreover, its a perfect  one  to be used for overnight. I apply this lip balm at night and in the morning, my lips feel soft and supple. In fact, the lip balm can be used as a lip primer  / a base to have a smooth application of lipstick.  It comes with SPF 15 which is an added bonus.

Direction for use

  • Use a water resistant sunscreen if you are out in the sun  or beach or swimming. 
  • Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Then reapply at least every 2 hours.

“Overall, I am totally impressed with this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Ultra Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15. It is a great lip balm that provides a boost of hydration and also long lasting .  It can heal dry & chapped lips  quickly, plus it also comes with sun protection, with SPF 15.  A very good lip balm at a very affordable price! Travel friendly, and can also be slipped easily into Jeans pocket. 

I found myself reaching to this product very often, and I feel that Cocoa Butter magic works a lot to me, my skin tends to love them more !

They’re reasonably priced , around AED 12/- and are available at leading hypermarkets and pharmacy . You can easily find them at Carrefour UAE , LuLu Hypermarkets , Boots Pharmacy , Super care pharmacy , Nesto hypermarkets and so on…

Have you spotted any of these new Palmer’s lip care products ? Do you own any of these lip balms? I’d love to hear from you!

 

xoxo

priya

 

(* These products were sent to me for review purpose as a part of Palmer’s Brand Ambassador program, however the reviews are genuine, and are written based on the product being tried & tested!)

A perfect winter care with Palmer’s.

Hi ! my lovely people, hope you are all doing good. Now that the winters have officially begun, and yes, its time for winter care, an extra care that our skin needs during this time.

What do you do during winters ? A moisturizing cream or a oil or a gel ? Mine got sorted with Palmer’s . Do you want to know how , keep reading !

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These are my current winter favorites , featured here.

  • Palmer’s Cocoa butter formula Moisturizing Body oil.
  • Palmer’s Cocoa butter formula with vitamin E .

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing body oil :

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Key Ingredients : Vitamin E , Soybean , Sesame and safflower.

The product claims as a light oil specially formulated with pure cocoa butter and vitamin E to help soften , soothe rough and dry skin. This is a rich formula that gets absorbed into the skin easily.

Palmer’s cocoa Butter formula cream :

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Key Ingredients : Vitamin E.

The product claims as a rich and luxurious cocoa butter formula with original solid that provides deep hydration all over. This unique formula melts into the skin, creating a protective barrier that locks the moisture.

My take on the product : I have absolutely fallen in love with the oil more than the solid honestly. I have a extra dry skin on my feet which has been completely taken care of. Especially, during the winters they are even more drier, and the skin totally loses the hydration. But not any more, with this super quick absorbing oil.

Formulated with Vitamin E, one of the vital ingredient to have a soft smooth skin does exactly what is supposed to do. Sometimes, I would like to add 1-2 drops of this oil to the warm water and have my shower, or mostly I apply it to my damp skin, so that moisture is locked to my skin and they remain soft all day long.

The cocoa butter solid does contain vitamin E, and i love to keep this in my handbags, which means I can keep them even on the go. Did you hear it ? I said yes, even on the go.

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A simple plastic container that is completely filled with the cocoa butter solid is perfect for face, skin, lips and all also for the stretch marks. I have used the tummy butter during my pregnancy which gave me the best results, and I am sure with constant use this would definitely help with the marks .

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Both the cocoa butter range smells so yummy! Being a chocolate lover, I could hardly resist from eating them ( no joke :p ). Formulated without parabens and pththalates. 100% it relieves the rough and dry skin. Can be used both day and night , or as over might treatment.

The cocoa butter moisturizing body oil comes in a seal able, plastic bottle weighing 250 ml, and the cocoa butter solid comes in a 100 ml tub, both are quite sufficient in quantity for a few months use as a little bit goes a long way.

Will I Repurchase  ? Yes, definitely.

The price range is affordable, really inexpensive and are available at Boots Middle East, and few hypermarkets like Lulu , Al Manama , Megamart and other leading pharmacies. 

What’s your winter care ? do share with me !

Xoxo

Priya

( These products were sent to me by Palmer’s for reviewing and testing purpose. However all my opinion about these products are genuine based on personal use.

My key to a Perfect Hair care with Palmer’s.

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a fabulous day. Today, I am coming at you with two wonderful products, that work so good on your hair. If you have a healthy hair, its going to nourish your hair well and make them strong. If you have a color treated hair, its still going to work great on your chemically treated hair, as it has got some amazing components. Last, if you have a dry and frizzy hair like me, then its just a savior. 

Being a Brand Ambassador, Palmer’s sent me their new Olive oil formula collection. Kudos to Palmer’s for those two amazing products.

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As you see in this picture, these are the two products that gave my hair a new life !

If you notice, Palmer’s came up with this range of products ,

  • With 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil ( JBCO) – Replenish moisture and nutrients. 
  • 100% Pure Olive Oil – Smoothes the frizzy hair
  • Vitamin E – Cleanses thoroughly
  • Moisture rich formula.
  • No sulfates.
  • No Parabens.
  • No Phthalates.
  • No Mineral Oil.
  • No gluten.

Sounds interesting right ? Lets have a look at each of these products individually.

PALMER’S OLIVE OIL SHAMPOO :

 For Unruly, Frizz- prone hair with Jamaican Black Castor oil, Vitamin E and Extra virgin olive oil smoothes out frizzy hair, replenishes moisture and nutrients, Removes the product build up. Makes the hair more softer with a smoother texture.

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The packaging is very simple and looks very nature inspired one with the Olive oil representation on the label. Since its plastic, always easy peasy to carry and also can easily be changed into smaller containers for the travel as well.

The shampoo is very runny in texture. . I found the scent pleasant although I don’t think it smells like olive or Jamaican black castor oil.  It also had enough slip for finger detangling and it was easy to pull out shed hair and de-tangle while shampooing. I was super impressed on how soft it left my hair after the first rinse. On the second rinse, my hair was clumping which is an indication for me that it is getting moisture! My hair felt smooth, I could see  my scalp was clean. My dry and tangled hair before shampooing were back to its moisturized detangled state! By the end of shampooing that day,  my hair felt so soft and clean without feeling stripped of its natural oils.

The shampoo didn’t fail the next time I used it. Same for detangling and it delivered the same moisture and softness to my hair.

 This  is a very good shampoo with pure oils that suit natural or color treated hair. I would say be careful with it as it’s very runny so it’s easy to waste it by pouring too much. Since,  400 ml of product is there which will last you a long time. The shampoo delivers on its promises and so far it’s one of my favorite products in the Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula collection!

Along with this shampoo, there comes the Leave -in conditioner.

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Palmer’s Olive Oil Strengthening Leave In Conditioner is a leave-in conditioner that nourishes and repairs dry, frizzy hair. The lightweight spray helps control frizz, adds shine, reduces split ends, detangles and acts as a heat protectant from styling damage. The formula is enriched with Jamaican Black castor Oil,  extra virgin olive oil and vitamin E. It can be used on wet or dry hair to detangle and moisturize, leaving it more manageable. 

And I must say, its the best detangler and conditioner ever. A little goes a long way, in a better word I can say Its pure Magic  with a few sprays. The comb glides on my hair so easily after it is sprayed on my hair. My hair feels more smoother, softer and shinier.
I am extremely pleased with this product and I would definitely recommend for all types of hair. 

The shampoo and the leave-in conditioner retails for AED 32, at selected BOOTS PHARMACY. 

Before I say goodbye to you all, I just hear one question from my lovely readers.

Does this olive oil & Jamaican black castor oil infused product leave your hair oily ? Or does it get oily fast ?

This oil infused one, enriches the hair well and thus making the hair very soft. It doesn’t leave your hair oily at all, and you can trust me on this ! It gets all the oil out for fresh soft hair. 

Let me know what do you think, after using this product !

Follow me on my Instagram : @py_fashionista to know more.

 

xoxo

priya

REVIEW : PALMER’S SHEA FORMULA MOISTURE REPAIR RAW SHEA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.

I often experience dull, dry, frizz and lackluster hair for days. I try to use different shampoo and conditioner along with the hair serums & styling products that gives some shine to my hair. But after trying a shampoo & conditioner, from the Shea range, it was a total game changer for me. Continue to read on how I revitalize my hair from boring to full of life again. 

 

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Palmer’s Shea formula moisture repair raw Shea shampoo & conditioner :

The first thing that I noticed from the packaging is that both the products contain no sulfates , parabens or mineral oil.

Its common that most of the shampoos contain sulfates or otherwise called as Sodium Laurel sulfate , SLS. However sulfates are too effective and it can dry the scalp, and people like me having an existing dry hair issue, using these kind of shampoos worsen them.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PALMER’S RAW SHEA MOISTURE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER:

The raw Shea butter included in this range is sustain ably resourced in West Africa, and its well known for its rich and super moisturizing properties. And this shampoo helps to enhance the shine and replenish moisture. If your hair is colored, then absolutely you don’t have to worry, these babies got you covered.  I absolutely loved the smell of the duo, and it can be tolerable to the ones who feel its quite overwhelming. 

MAIN INGREDIENTS :

  • RAW SHEA BUTTER – It deeply moisturizes and repairs.
  • ARGAN OIL – It adds lot of shine.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Prevents dullness and protects the color on your hair.

UPON SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING :

This shampoo gently cleanses my hair and it leaves my hair look well nourished. The shampoo is free from parabens , dyes and silicone and as it contains the raw Shea , it has helped me to tame my frizz hair. I also have a dry scalp, using this twice- thrice a week, it helps to get rid of that dryness giving them a hydration to the hair, and keep them moisturized. 

I prefer to leave the conditioner for about two minutes on the wet hair. This conditioner helps to remove the product build up, and the raw Shea, argan oil and grape seed oil helps to clean and leave my hair feeling refreshed. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair, but is great for leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and restores moisture loss.

However the  shine is seen from using it twice a week.

STYLING : Styling is quite easy after using this. Once i blow dry, the hair becomes very soft and due to its texture, i feel that my hair looks very clean and blow drying or flat ironing or curling them are so easy! 

And above all, they both come in a large 473 ml bottles which will last you quite a while.

Here are few tips , to get that silky , clean hair while using a Sulfate free shampoo :

  1. Thoroughly wet your hair before applying sulfate free shampoo.
  2. Use less product than you think.
  3. Apply more water, instead of more product, the water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. 
  4. shampoo twice.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

WOULD I USE THEM AGAIN ?  Yes, definitely.

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM ? They are still not available in the UAE, soon this amazing product is going to hit all the stores. 

HOW MUCH ARE THEY PRICED AT ? Priced at $26, for the duo. And is currently available in the Amazon US and other US and UK stores. 

Being the brand ambassador, of Palmer’s  this product was sent to me for personal use and for the purpose of reviewing them , however all my opinions are honest , tried & tested !

Until then,

xoxo

priya 

 

Say no to dry and damaged hair with Palmer’s !

Hello beautiful people! we all love that beautiful, shiny and a good hair. Having a good hair day is said to be having a good day! Do you agree or not ? As the weather is getting heated up day by day, so as our hair getting very dry, damaged, loses its shine, breakage, split ends, hair fall, and ugh……. a total hair problem 101!

Alright, lets put an end to this worst situation! How ? Palmer’s got us covered with their Protein Pack which is a deep conditioning one. Wait a min , so its a protein pack ( A Bonus ) and a deep conditioner ( Double Bonus ). Hold on to the excitement, lets me introduce more about it.

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Cream with fresh blend of coconuts

Can you guess something looking at the picture ? Yes, you are right, it is made of coconut.

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This is how the pack looks!

  • Is this pack suppose to be used up at one time or can  one pack be used for multiple times?
  • I usually use coconut oil at home myself but is this worth to try?
  • Is it really thick or easy to work into your hair?
  • Do you have to wet your hair before use?
  • Is it worth trying?

Lets first look at the Key Ingredients :

Coconut oil ( hydrates) ; 

Tahitian Man oi oil (Hydrates);

Tiare flower petals & sweet almond oil ( Soothes and adds shine )

How it looks / feels / smells ? 

It is a cream formula, thick, white and it has a strong but great coconut smell. And this deep conditioner quenches dry hair without making it oily and the smell of the coconut is incredible.

My experience with the product !

When I opened the pack, I was first surprised to how much product was inside. And if you have short or mid length hair like me, you will get two uses out of it. 

As I mentioned, its a thick white creamy formula containing coconut oil , Tahitian Manoi oil , Sweet Almond oil. And free from harmful agents like parabens , phthalates , Mineral oil , Gluten , sulfates and dyes. 

The natural ingredients gives the pleasant and relaxing scent and I feel they give you the pampering for your hair.

Methods of testing ? Round 1 : As an overnight mask : I left it on overnight applying to my hair and covered with a shower cap and had a good sleep. After I shampooed my hair, my hair felt incredible and soft ! I loved how my hair smelled, so fresh and had a healthy shine.

Round 2 : As an protein pack for 20 minutes  : I applied it after shampooing my hair, and waited for a good 20 minute, and washed again. BAM ! my hair was so alive & bouncy. My hair looked so healthy and shiny to my fried locks before I had ! 

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After results of using the protein mask

Overall Verdict : I love the smell of this product, its a true buttery coconut smell. It gave my hair an incredible shine & a healthy look ! My hair ends were no longer dry like before. And the best is the product is free of nasty chemicals  and is great for your dry hair giving a quick hydrating boost. 

The product is inexpensive and is available at hypermarkets. I am sure of stocking them up, and I feel that its good to use when my hair needs a pick me up !

Have you tried  this ???

 (Thank you palmer’s for sending me an amazing product ! All my opinions are honest and are Tried and Tested  and safe to use on adults.)

Xoxo

priya