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Easiest way to keep winter skin dryness at bay

Hey there, wonderful people!

How’s the week going for everyone? I have been trying to write this post for last 3 days and really hoping today, i.e. day 4, I somehow manage to publish this post. With two unwell babies, guests at home and the usual daily grind of ‘wifedom’ and motherhood, finding time to write is a supremely daunting task. Let’s leave ranting on this touchy mommy topic for another day. Today, I want to talk about this little tub of minty goo which has been a blessing for my skin dryness this winter.

You see, I am one of those people who manage to take a shower every day come what may, but spending another 5 minutes slathering a moisturizing body lotion on my entire body just doesn’t happen for me. Come on, I am a mom of two utterly cute yet astonishingly demanding boys. I don’t have the luxury of performing a daily cleaning ritual that lasts longer than 10 minutes.

As I don’t use a body lotion regularly, I have been suffering from dry and itchy skin since the onset of the winter season. Skin dryness becomes worse with hot showers yet sadly, standing under running hot water, contemplating my life is the one thing I am not ready to forego.

Anyways, on one of my trips to LUSH store at Citywalk, I saw this jar of in-shower body conditioner that looked quite interesting. I am already a huge fan of LUSH products. I find them charmingly creative and beautifully crafted. Moreso, they are made with fresh natural ingredients and Oh My God, they smell divine. Like the whole store and every single product in it tingles your senses with all kinds of heavenly fragrances. Don’t you agree?

I bought this Mintingle body conditioner only because I thought it was worth giving a try if it can help me take care of skin dryness. Fast forward three weeks, I am in love with this body conditioner. It has worked wonders for my skin and it smells so damn good. Made with Murumuru Butter, Shea Butter, Peppermint Oil and Grapefruit oil, this body conditioner is super good for your skin as well as your senses. I thought a product this good must be recommended to more people so here I am talking about it and sincerely encourage you to go give it a try.

Don’t worry if Peppermint is not your fragrance of choice. They have some other very interesting options as well. For now, I take my leave as Baby no.1 is awake from his nap and is requesting for a snack and Baby no. 2 is soon to cry for his umpteenth bottle of milk.

You guys enjoy your day. Stay happy and be thankful for all these blessings in your life. Until next time.

 

Beauty

HydroPeptide – A Luxury Brand with Results-Driven Skincare Treatments

A few days ago I attended the SimplyDubai Fashion & Beauty Conference that was held at Kempinski Hotel, Mall of Emirates. The keynote sessions were quite insightful and I got to meet with some of the top beauty and fashion influencers in the industry. However, what caught my eye was this luxury skincare brand that I hadn’t come across before. The ladies at the stand were very sweet and explained to me a bit about their brand, HydroPeptide. This luxury skincare brand has been revolutionizing the skincare industry since 2004 with the power of peptides.

These peptides work on cellular level to increase hydration, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin’s natural glow. HydroPeptide’s daily care and even their professional collection uses over 60 peptides, antioxidant rich botanical stem cells, growth factors and hyaluronic acid to offer targeted and customizable regimens for all skin types.

They offers a range of anti-aging products, facials and body treatments that can be found in prestigious spas in over 24 countries including Dubai. I got lucky and received a couple of samples from them that I cannot wait to try. In my collection of HydroPeptide product samples, I received;

1. Facelift – Advanced Ultra-Light Moisturizer
2. Eye Authority – Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines Treatment
3. Cleasing Gel – Cleanse, Tone, Makeup Remover
4. Hydrostem +6 – Stem Cell Antioxidant Serum
5. Solar Defense Tinted – Broad Spectrum SPF 30
6 .Power Serum – Line Lifting Transformation

I think since my mom is visiting me these days anyways, I am going to use her as a test subject as well and compare results. 🙂 I’ll keep you guys posted about our experience with HydroPeptide. In the meanwhile, if you have used this brand, I would love to know about your experience. 

Beauty

Want to See What’s Inside September Glambox?

These are the September goodies that arrived in the ‘Back to School’ themed Glambox this month. 😊

1. Eucerin – Dermo Purifyer Cleanser

2. Biore – Self Heating One Minute Mask
3. Misslyn – Mystery Eyes Mascara
4. Misslyn – Mystery Lipstick
5. Missha – Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask
6. Glambox Back to School Diary

I can’t wait to try out these products and share my reviews with you guys. 

Beauty

My All Time Favorite Makeup Brushes? Definitely, Real Techniques!

Yo, check out my super clean brushes! 🤗😇😘 I spent a good one hour cleaning all my makeup brushes today. I normally make it a point to keep my makeup brushes and sponges clean and hygienic by giving them a very personalized monthly spa time. 😎 

For last two months, i have been so busy with my new born and toddler duo that I totally ignored my pretty furry fellas. 🙈It wasn’t until yesterday that I saw a tiny pimple kind of a thing popping on my face that I started wondering what am I missing to ensure healthy skin and prevent all kinds of breakouts.⁉️

I have been religiously cleansing my skin and I make sure I remove all my makeup before bedtime then what could be the cause? Then I saw my brushes and I realized… my poor bacteria harboring dirty little brushes… 😔 

So, today’s No.1 priority was to get all my makeup brushes cleaned up and look how shiny, clean and new they look right now. 😍😍😍

These are my most used and favorite brushes. I love Real Techniques brushes as they are super high quality and they are really long lasting. Recently started using BH cosmetics eye makeup brush set. They are good but fragile. I do have to get myself some Morphe and Sigma brushes. That’s on my wishlist. 

Well, this has been my story. How about you guys? How often do you clean your makeup brushes? 🤓

Beauty

My Very First Attempt at Mermaid Blue Lip Art


Happy Monday, beautiful people! ☺️ I am super excited today as I have officially started working on my new project – the project to become a self-taught lip artist. 🙌

Yes, I know jack about lip art and yes, I get overly inspired looking at amazing lip art and yes I’ll have some epic fails before I come anywhere close to perfection in my lip art. I am aware of all that but you know what, I am ready to give it a shot. 👍 

I am ready to give this new passion, my all. I am ready to fail a 1000 times even if there’s no guarantee of my success at the 1001th attempt. I am ready to take in all the positive encouragement & criticism, and I am ready to ignore all the crappy comments aimed just to bring my morale down. 💪 

I am currently working on my very first video for my YouTube channel that goes by the name ‘The struggling lip artist’ and as the name suggests, all my videos on this channel will be about my struggles creating and recreating some amazing lip art. For now, I present to you my first ever lip art attempt and coincidentally it goes with the famous Monday theme – the ‘Monday Blues’ 😂 

Looking forward to your honest comments, people. This girl can use some words of encouragement ☺️

P.S: If you want to see more detailed pics of this look, head over to my Instagram page at majdykhan 😉 

Beauty

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liners are exactly what they claim to be – Truly ‘Everlasting’


These KatVonD Everlasting Lip Liners are truly everlasting and you’ll see for yourself that I am not saying it just for the heck of it. I went to Sephora today and I saw these very bright and colorful lip liners. I have been drooling over this line since KatVonD launched them a while back. 

In all my excitement, I picked up these 4 colors and did a quick swatch of each on my hand. This was around 12:00 pm this today. I then came home, washed my hands at least 5 times cleaning baby poop and all (the many joys of motherhood) and even took a shower an hour ago. Guess what, 12hours have passed and these bad ass liners are still intact on my hand. 

As, I said earlier and now reiterating – these pencils are called Everlasting lip liners for all legit reasons.They have an amazing range of colors in there so go ahead and check them out. In case you decide to buy them, I’d suggest putting them in the refrigerator before applying them on your lips. 

Two of these lip liners broke on my hand while I was doing the swatches. This leads me to believe either the air-conditioning wasn’t at it’s best inside Sephora or these Everlasting beauties are extremely fragile and you gotta handle them with tender love and care.