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. 

 

shampoo & conditioner

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 

 

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I Trust Himalaya !

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Reading the topic, i know you might be little weird, as I have just stated as ” I Trust Himalaya”.

Yes, I trust himalaya ! Not just I am pretty impressed by their face care range or the hair care range, definitely by their  wellness range.  Long story short, for the past 6 months, I faced lot of immunity issues, especially frequent cold, cough , tonsillitis infection, ear pain and lots, and often gets cured after having antibiotics .

But not  now anymore, my struggle has come to an end, and I feel so happy to always sip my favorite smoothies or juices even cold. All that I had was one tablet called  SEPTILIN from Himalaya.

What is SEPTILIN ?

Himalaya Herbal Remedies manufactures Septilin tablets and Septilin syrup. These medications build up the immune system’s resistance and have anti-inflammatory properties to help the body fight against chronic infections. Septilin is intended as a natural alternative to chemical antibiotics and contains a preventive formulation that stimulates the formation of antibodies, promotes wound healing, and helps relieve pain through its analgesic properties. 

Why SEPTILIN ?

Septilin syrup and tablets are intended as a daily health supplement, especially for people who are prone to infection. They are also indicated in the treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract infections allergies of the upper respiratory tract, infections and inflamed conditions of the skin and soft tissue, mouth  and eye infections.

What is it formulated with ?

Septilin ingredients were blended based on the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine. This ancient Eastern traditional form of healing originated from India. Ayurveda makes use of the healing properties derived from nature, like plants, animals and minerals. 

  • Amalakki or Amla or Indian Gooseberry is the common ingredient in most immunity boosting supplements. It is well known for its great Vitamin C content. It also has other benefits such as improving the skin, blood purification and liver rejuvenation.
  • Maharsnadi quath is an Ayurvedic herb used to improve the functioning of bones, muscles, joints and nerves.
  • Guduchi helps in reducing fever and allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, etc. It is an anti-microbial which helps in building the body’s immunity.

My personal experience on this : I have been taking this supplement continuously for about 60 days, and so far I have not experienced any side effects. 

It can be used to build immunity when struck by fever, cold, swine flu, sore throat, etc. However, do not expect an instant relief. Recovering from flu for instance, would still need the 3-5 days of rest and enough water intake, etc. Septilin could only give a boost to your immunity during the recovery. I have used it in a preventive way too by using it when people around me would have infections. Septilin provides a potent combination of herbs at an affordable cost and a good immunity boosting option.

Recommended Use :  In tablet form, septilin is recommended to be taken at one to two tablets twice daily, while septilin syrup dosage is placed at two to three teaspoonfuls two times a day after meals. As with any medication, however, it is advisable to consult your doctor for the best dosage based on your individual condition. 

I feel very safe now and I don’t hesitate to have any chilled foods ! To all the above reasons stated, I trust Himalaya !

Do you know about this ? Have you ever taken this before? Do share your experiences with me …

xoxo

priya 

 

How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???

Hello everybody, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Have you heard your friends, well wishers, make up artists , influencer , bloggers, say ” Always get your hands on the best beauty tools ! or Invade in the best tools of your trade!”

“NO MATTER HOW ARTISTIC A PERSON IS, WITHOUT QUALITY TOOLS & PRODUCTS, EVEN A GENIUS LIKE MICHELANGELO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PAINT THE SISTINE CHAPEL. – KEVIN AU COIN , the top makeup artist and author, from his book Face Forward”.

I often get asked about makeup brushes. How many do you actually need? Which ones do what? Do you have to spend a fortune on them?  No, you don’t need to spend a fortune on them. As for how many you actually need, well, that depends on what you want to do and how skilled you are with your fingers. Some people are perfectly happy to apply their makeup with their fingers from start to finish. 

If you  are someone who likes to use brushes, however, here are the brushes I believe to be the most useful. The 8 set of brushes from T’Ple Professional , to be pronounced as Tee Plee.

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T’ple Professional Brush Set

And to give you an insight of these brushes, they come as a set of 8 brushes, needed for a flawless makeup, along with a brush case.

Let’s talk about the incredibly chic brush case. A super cool chocolate brown with a rose gold zipper pole, and a small zipper pole at the inner side of the case makes it super convenient while on the go, or to keep them on your vanity counter. 

brush case
A chic case ❤

The brushes are made from synthetic fibers that wont shed on your face mid-application. And the best part is, the whole set consists of 5 face brushes and 3 eye brushes. And i always believe that its not that particular ,  the  type of specific brush has to be used for a specific place. Sometimes i feel to use else where, which is for other parts in makeup, that shows how efficient the brushes are designed. 

These brushes are soft and they have a good finish. Each brushes was individually packed inside the case.

face brush
Face Brushes

 

Continue reading “How Many Makeup Brushes Do You Actually Need ???”

Never have a bad hair day, with Activilong !

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, and having fun.

We all know how the hot summer sun is harmful to our skin, and we take due precautions for it. But have you ever given a thought about the effects that sun has on hair??? The sun can wreak equal havoc with our hair as with our skin.

Effects of the summer sun on the hair:

  • You may have healthy, bouncy hair all year around, but come summer and your hair turns limp and lifeless. There are no signs of that bounce anymore, is there? This happens because the high humidity content in the atmosphere settles on your hair and weighs it down, the result  is limp hair.
  • Sweat and dust contributed by summers increase hair problems like dandruff, split ends, frizziness and increased hair fall.
  • The hot summer sun doesn’t show any mercy and dries out everything in its way, hair included.
  • However tempting it may be, washing your hair every day is NOT an option. Similarly, not washing hair which is sweaty for a long time is a sure shot way to increased hair fall.
  • Hair tends to get burnt in the hot sun and can turn brownish. Colored hair too tends to fade if you stay outdoors too long.
  • Do find your hair to be constantly feeling greasy??? This is because of excessive sweat and maybe even due to the sunscreen near your hairline.

How to protect hair in summer ?

Our hair gets harmed in many different ways during summers – overexposure to sun’s harmful rays, sweat, and humidity and of course, spending too much time in a swimming pool. While all of these are reasons enough to lead to a bad hair day and cause long-term damage, a little  care is all your hair needs to stay beautiful!

While you reach out for all products that work wonders on your hair, remember to check out a few things first , Scalp type –oily, dry, dandruff, itchy, combination or any other medical condition . Hair type – straight, curly, wavy, colored, treated, permed, straightened or any other.

According to me, one of the main thing to use is a SERUM, and the serum that I’m completely in love with is from a French brand “Activilong “.

  • It is the Actigloss Nourish Serum Polisher is a light sublimator. Its light texture leaves silky and shiny hair. The ends are nourished, protected and sheathed. 
  • It contains Jojoba and Macadamia. These are the two best oils that are totally suitable for hair and skin.
  • The oils literally give life to your hair, making it soft, shiny, voluminous, and bouncy and a healthy look.
  • This is a very light, thin oil kind of serum. Easy to apply and my hair feels so great.
  • My hair is very dry, frizzy, and I have always had a bad hair day, or most of the times.
  • When I started using this, I felt so much difference in my hair. The split ends were completely taken care.
  • Hair never felt greasy. It smells so good. Easy to apply, you can also easily slip it in your bag as well. 
  • I have used this for almost a month now, and totally loving it. A little bit goes a long way.

How to apply? 

  • Daily spread a dab over ends and lengths. Do not rinse. Style.
  • On daily basis, it protects the hair fiber against external aggression like wind or sun for example, and it sheathes the ends. 
  • After the brushing, it controls frizzes, moisturizes and makes the hair shine.

 

I am completely in love with this product, and it has become my daily essentials as well. I am no more worried of dry hot summers. How about you ?

 

xoxo

priya

 

Set , Sculpt & Strobe with Misslyn !

Hey there ! Hope you are all doing good ! Today let’s begin with some interesting stuffs. We all love the sculpted look with no double chin, no big fat nose, and so on… We do know all this can be done with contouring or sculpting, without workouts !

Today, lets begin our beauty class with some of the amazing misslyn products, which I have personally tried & tested and hence I bring the same for you all. 

We are going to need three products only , with the brush of your choice. Let’s begin.

  1. MISSLYN MAKE IT LAST FOREVER, Matte fixing Powder :

This is a transparent powder ideal for fixing and mattifying the makeup.  Though, it looks white in color, it sets the makeup very well, and doesn’t leave a white cast on your face, even in flash photography. If you feel that your face is oily, just swirl your brush in, and set it on your face. 

Note : It is always better to dab the oil on your T-zone using a blotting sheet or a sponge or a tissue and then set it with powder. That’s it! It stays matte and fixed for good  5- 6 hours, which is a pretty decent time. 

fixing powder

Now that your face is fully set, and now lets move on to the next step. 

2. MISSLYN BRONZING & CONTOURING POWDER :

The bronzing & contouring powder looks like the BEACH Edition. What ??? Yes, to have a natural tan , this powder gives the perfect sunny summer vibes, resulting it to be very natural.

The best part is they look great on both cool  & warm  undertones. You can use it like a bronzer, on a casual day. Or the perfect contouring technique, 

  • Right below your hairline at the top of your forehead.
  • On the right and left sides of your forehead, near your hairline on either side.
  • Along the right and left sides of your nose.
  • In the hollows of your cheeks (to find them, suck your cheeks in).
  • Along your jawline on both sides, from your ears to the tip of your chin.

bronzer

So, our face looks sculpted, and the last step is to highlight ! And this is an exciting step for all of us, because, we want the glow baby !!!

3. MISSLYN GLOW FOR IT! STROBING POWDER :

An illuminating strobing powder , accentuating and enhancing , the fine light reflecting pearls, refresh a dull looking complexion for a naturally looking radiance. 

This highlighter or a strobing powder, is the perfect one that compliments all skin tones . Remember to use the highlighter in the spots that catch the light, on your cheekbones, along your temples, down the bridge of your nose, below your brow bone, in the corners of your eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. This will enhance your natural features. Don’t spread the product all over your face, or else your glow will turn into a greasy mess. If you have oily skin, skip areas like your forehead or chin, which have a little shine already.

Tip : After you’ve applied the highlighter, blend it out with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.

strobe

Alright, time to see some swatches !

set swatch

Hope you have enjoyed my beauty class today ! And here’s a lovely gift for you . 

Logon to http://www.bloggerssouk.com , under my souk,  choose the products of your choice and add them to the cart . Before check out, use code : PP5007, for a 30% discount, worldwide  on all the products from my souk. 

I can’t to wait to see, how excited you are ! Let me know your thoughts !

End of beauty class ,!

xoxo

priya 

Get the glow with Arcancil’s Magic Highlight !

Hey my loves, today’s topic is all about the magic highlighter from Arcancil.  We all love the beautiful  glow of any highlighter we use, be it the luxury one or the drugstore one, but I love my face to be snatched, and yeah! that’s my signature word for my love of highlighter ! 

Let’s get in now …

Highlighter

This is what the product looks like. Do you think that the liquid highlighter in the bottle and the packaging matches ? Of course yes ! They are a pretty golden highlighter, giving you more of a sun kissed look.

What does Arcancil say ? Light up your face and body in one second with Magic Highlight ! Applied in light touches, its formula enriched with pearls brings light and radiance to highlight your best features. suitable for all skin tones.

Texture – It looks very light and silky . It can also be mixed with the foundation  or wear it on the foundation as well. It enhances your complexion well giving a subtle glow.

And it can also be used on body as well. I personally prefer to wear a slight tint on the shoulders, to give a healthy glow for my skin.

Lets, look at the swatch now..

swatch

I have a medium Tan complexion, for it this highlighter is so beautiful. The above picture is just a dab from the pump tube.

blended

This is how the highlighter looks on my skin. Since its a hand swatch, to show the real color & sparkle, i did apply a little extra . But still it looks so beautiful !

Flash

They look so gorgeous on flash ! They stayed well on my skin when applied over the foundation, and didn’t oxidize much , which is really good.

And, to sum it up, you can see the actual working of highlighter on my full face make up look, posted down below.

Full Face makeup

The highlighter stayed well for about 6 hours, fading slowly! I loved the glow a lot and i cant wait to use it in my upcoming makeup looks. They are so chic and slim in packaging, they make a great one for travel as well.

Price & availability – Priced at AED 70. And are available at

Megamart – Megamall , sharjah

Wojooh – Dubai Mall

Beauty Bay – Mirdiff City Centre

For further look on this product, keep following me on Instagram @py_fashionista

To know more about the latest products, follow @arcancilparis , @arcancildubai.

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.

Front
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 ! 

After
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