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My 3 Emergency Skincare Products

September 27, 2017

So I’ve been very lazy when it comes to skincare products these past few months: a splash of water, a bit of moisturizer, and we’re good to go. After adopting this routine for more than 3 months, SOS products are very much needed. Crash mode activated.

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3 Lush Products You Need This Summer

July 11, 2016

Lush summer essentials

It’s no great secret, I love Lush. The smell of the shop, the freshness of the products, the great staff that talks you into buying the whole store. I love it all. But there are 3 Lush products that I can’t seem to step away from.

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Surviving Winter Skin 101

January 3, 2016

Winter Skincare

“New year, new me”. Challenge accepted. In 2016, you want to show the world that 1) you look and feel better than ever, 2) you’re a busy bee, yet manage to look flawless, and 3) you’re blessed with the best skin ever. Of course, none of that is true *digs out beauty potions from witch’s cupboard*. Welcome to Surviving Winter Skin 101.

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The Skincare Routine

July 4, 2015


The endless search for perfect skin continues with an updated skincare routine. I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding what to use for oily and acne-prone skin. You have come to the right place, my dear friends.

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Gift Guide : 10 Christmas Gift Ideas

December 15, 2014

Nine days left until christmas and you still haven’t bought any of the gifts you thought you have planned in advance. Don’t worry, I got you covered. I’ve gathered ten gift ideas that I, honestly, would love to receive. This might turn into a christmas wishlist.. Continue Reading…

The Skincare Routine

October 11, 2014

The amount of fancy beauty potions can sometimes be overwhelming. I never know what to pick up from the skincare department without guidance. I’m still learning, don’t judge. Also, the weather I went through since August was no help to my skin at all. Point is, my skin was terrible and I found a good skincare routine.

I’m following the classic cleanse/exfoliate/moisturize routine. I found that it works best with my skin. Although I have combination to oily skin, I’m leaving out the toner at the moment. I’m in Beirut now, not Dubai, there actually is the fall season. Toning my face is giving me dry patches around my mouth. So we’re ditching that.

Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel
This was a recommendation and I’ve been using it for about a week. I love gel cleansers. I think they’re the best at removing what ever is still hiding in your pores. This has a kind of a creamy feel to it which makes gentle. I found that it dries my skin to a lovely matte and velvety finish whereas other cleansers, well, they just cleanse. Err.. Duh. So far, I think this product is simple yet effective.

Mini Luna by Foreo
I’ve already mention this little interesting machine here but it deserve ten more mentions. Foreo came out with this genius concept: a rubber device that helps you deep clean your face. It’s more gentle than the Clarisonic (which I’ve never tried). I absolutely love my Mini Luna. I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived without this my whole life.

Lush Ocean Salt face and body scrub
Another relatively new product for me. It’s a chunky exfoliator that works great for face and body. It removes almost all the dry skin leaving your skin really smooth. Unlike other scrubs, I didn’t feel that it’s firming or that it tightens the skin. Weird.. I use this 2 to 3 times per week. It also contains vodka. Turn up!

Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub
If I’m not using the Lush scrub then I’m probably using the Dermalogica one. This is amazing. I’m serious. It can be used on daily basis and it transforms your skin into the perfect canvas. I always go back to this scrub. We’re taking this on HG level people!

Bioderma Sebium Hydra moisturizer
This is the only moisturizer I use. Sad but true. Every time I try to go wild and get a new, I tend to go back to Bioderma. It never fails. Let’s just say it gets the job done pretty well. I couldn’t recommend this enough for people with acne or breakout.

What skincare products have you been using at the moment? Any recommendations? 

– Zein xx

Skincare : Dealing with sick skin

March 27, 2014

I’ve been sick during this whole week and I’m so surprised by how much an illness can affect your skin. Other than popping pills, drinking hot tea and vitamin C, skin needs 3 times the maintenance that it usually gets. I’ve gathered all the products that I can find in my bathroom to look and feel normal again.

I don’t get sick really often, so it was a bit of a shock to see my skin in this dreadful state. I dug out everything containing vitamin C to boost my energy back up and moisturising products to battle against the dryness, especially the areas around the chin and the cheekbones.

After cleansing my face, I used the Philosophy Microdelivery Peel. I found this a while ago in my mother’s bathroom. I can’t believe the results that it gives! Amazing. It’s done in two easy steps. I chose to use this a) to feel fresh and b) because it contains vitamin C. Why haven’t I used this before? I love it! But more on that another time.

Next are two masks. Yes. I used two masks. This is how bad my skin is. Lisa Eldridge said it was okay to do so. Anyways, I can’t quite remember which one I used first but it doesn’t matter really.. Dermalogica’s Skin Hydrating Mask was thickly layered all over the face for a good dose of moisture. As for the Tripe Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask by Bliss, well, it did what the name says it does. Unfortunately, I only have a sample of that and I’ve used the very last drop of it. I might go buy a full sized one. It’s a really nice mask and gives a lot of radiance.

Lastly, I finished off with the Triple Oxygen+C Energizing Cream by Bliss, sister of the mask. Not the most moisturising cream out there. But it sure does make you feel fresh, radiant and energised. Of course, I’ve used other products like cleanser, under eye cream, lip balm, etc. But nothing very interesting or new.

That is all for today. Have a lovely Thursday and weekend!

What are your sick skin saving products? 

– Zein xx