Monday, July 29, 2013

Review:[ST.IVES] Apricot Scrub


Hey,Today I have another review for you! It was on the list of my upcoming posts.You can check other upcoming posts HERE! Let's get started



Description:
→Gently exfoliates to instantly reveal smooth radiation skin
→non-irritating
→100% natural extracts
→does not contain animal derived ingredients

Directions:
Moisten face with water.dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face.rinse with water. Avoid direct contact with eyes.in case of contact with eyes, ,flush thoroughly with water. For best results use 3 to 4 times per week.

Ingredients:


My thoughts:
I heard and read so many good things about this scrub, but couldn't find it anywhere! I was super happy when I found it at the pharmacy next to my grandmas. I Use this scrub about twice a week.I feel like my face is clean,polished, and a tad dry afterwords, but with a little moisturizer my skin feels nice! However I disliked the scent, and the fact that it didn't leave my skin feeling as smooth as skinfood's black suger foaming scrub!

Pros
◇gets rid of the dirt and dead skin cells
◆good price for 200ml (26sr ~ $4-$6)
◇a little goes a long way
◆100% natural extracts
◇doesn't contain animal derived ingredients

Cons
◇makes my skin a tad bit dry afterwards
◆contains alcohol
◇annoying scent

Rating:☆☆☆☆

Would I repurchase this product?  
No!


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~Xoxo,레 판(Refan)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Junniku's 1st Giveaway!

Hey,
Today I'll be talking about June's giveaway.So June from Junniku is holding her first giveaway! yaaay!
You should defnitly check out her blog its amazing!She has lots of reviews on asian cosmetics!The prize for the giveaway is going to be Etude House's CC cream!! 




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 Have a nice day 
--XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

June & July Empties

Heyya!
I haven't done a June Empties,because I posted one in June which was my March,April,and May Empties ! But from now on I will probably do each month separately. In the past 2 months I have used up 21 products! A lot right ?! 


☆Dabur Herbolene Aloe Petroleum Jelly: I really loved this product,but it isn't just any ordinary petroleum jelly! It has Aloe Vera & Vitamin E! It was super moisturizing <3
☆The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Xmenia & Salt Scrub: I bought this scrub,because the SA kept raving about it and saying it was one of their bestsellers.But I didn't like it at all It didn't exfoliate very well. 
☆ Johnson's Baby Moisturizing Cream: I have been loving this moisturizer lately! It's very moisturizing and doesn't sting or irritate my skin.

 ☆Bath and Body Works Peach Citrus:I really liked this moisturizer.It was also part of mProject 15 Pan !
☆Bath and Body Works Secret Wonderland Shower Gel:I love changing my shower gels! So I bought this scent and it smells heavenly!
☆Skinfood Parsley & Mandarin Toner(for troubled skin): It was definitely not worth the price! It was expensive and didn't help clear my skin at all!

 ☆Dabur Amla Gold Hair Oil:I try to at least use hair oily once a week,because I have 
try hair!And I love this brand so much! This was also part of my project pan !
 ☆Nivea Mattifying Toner:It was a meh product.You can read my full review HERE!
☆Pond's Dreamflower Skin Brighting Talc: I love using powders after a shower.I loved that the scent of this powder,but it didn't brighten my skin at all.

 Freeman Facial Anti-stress Mask Dead Sea Minerals:This is absolutely one of my fav face masks,because its cheap and has great results!
☆The Face Shop Acne Solution Foam Cleanser:Ugh..I'm glad I finally finished this cleanser! You can read my detailed review HERE!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Clearing Facial Wash:I had mixed feelings about this cleanser! you read all about thaHERE!

 ☆The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel:I didn't like this product at all! You can read my review HERE!
☆Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake:I liked the formula,because it was like a lip balm! But the color looked pale with my skin tone!
☆CK Shock Roller Perfume:I got this as a sample when I bought a Juicy Couture perfume from Macy's.I really liked the scent !

☆The Face Shop Baby Face Hydrogel Hyaluronic mask
☆The Face Shop Real Nature Aloe Vera,Rice,kelp mask
☆My Scheming Black Pearl Mask
☆My Beauty Diary Gold+Collagen Lifting Mask


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 Have a nice day 
--XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

Review:[NIVEA] Mattifying Toner with Ocean Algae & Hydra IQ for Combination Skin

Hello!
Sorry for the lack of posts I just havent been in the mood to do anything!Anyways today i'll be reviewing Nivea's daily essentials mattifying toner.I never knew that Nivea had skincare products!

Also I forgot to ask you! What do you think of my new layout design?


Claims & How To Use:



My Thoughts:
I bought this toner,because I ran out of my skinfood parsley and mandarin toner~! I liked that it was easy to find and affordable price 26SR! also I was curious, , because I have never seen a "Mattifying toner"It was an okay toner! I liked that it had a matte finish, but it was a little drying to my skin . If you have oily skin then I think that wouldn't be a problem for you.I also like the fact that it didn't break me out! Lately most of the products I have been trying break me out! TT_TT <\3 ! The main reason I didn't love this product is because it has alcohol!  And to make it worst it had more than one type of alcohol! Which made the toner drying to skin.I prefer buying alcohol free products!

Pros:
♡Afordable ! 200ml for 26SR
♥You can find it EVERYWHERE!
♡Has Hydra Q and Ocean Algae
♥DIDN'T break me out

Cons:
♡Has alcohol
♥makes my skin feel dry and tight 

Rating: ☆☆

Would I repurchase this product ?
No,because it contains alcohol!

Have you tried any of Nivea's skincare products?  How did you like them?
-XOXO, ريفان(Refan)

Project 15 Pan #5

I'm late in posting this! I had this ready,but forgot to post it! So here it is my 5th week in the project pan challenge !
The rules are:-

  1. I can buy a new make up or skincare item for every 5 products that I used up.
  2. I have to put 2 riyals($0.50) in my piggy bank (or whatever I end up using to put my money in ) until I finish the challenge.
  3. I have to put 5 riyals($1.33) for every product i used up.
  4. Update you lovely readers of my progress weekly.
  5. I have to finish the products by August 30,2013 
The products I have to finish are:-
  1. Victoria's secret PINK charming and fun all over body mist (Limited Edition) ~1/4 of the bottle is left
  2. Bath and body works peach citrus body lotion ~barely anything left in the bottle  (Week 1)
  3. Bath and body works secret wonderland shower gel ~ 1/3 of the bottle left (Week 4)
  4. Dabur amla gold hair oil~ about 1/5 of the bottle left(Week 4)
  5. Hebal essences tousle me softly spray gel~ half of the bottle left
  6. The face shop acne solution foam cleanser~1/2 of the tube left (Week 2)
  7. Mong Leya cooling powder~1/2 of the bottle left
  8. Skin food parsley&mandarin toner~1/3 left  (Week 2)
  9. The face shop natural sun super perfect sun cream SPF50+PA+++ ~1/2 left
  10. Bio Oil ~ barely used any of it
  11. The body shop tea tree skin clearing facial wash (miniature size) ~1/2 left (Week 2)
  12. The body shop tea tree blemish gel ~used it twice only (Week 2)
  13. Barry M base coat,topcoat,and hardener all in one ~ 1/2 left (Week 4)
  14. Revlon lip butter in peach parfait(025) ~ barely used
  15. Revlon lip butter in strawberry shortcake(080) ~ barely used (Week 5)
This Weeks Progress:~
I used up one product this month which was Revlon's lip butter in Strawberry shortcake.I didn't like this color,because it looked pale on my skin.
How many products I have used up?
Week 1~ 1/15
Week 2~ 4/15
Week 3~ 0/15
Week 4~ 3/15
Week 5~1/15TOTAL ~ 9/15 products! 
How much have I saved up?
Week 1~ 19SR ($5)
Week 2~ 34SR ($9)
Week 3~14SR($3.73)
Week 4~29SR($7.73)
Week 5~19SR($5)
__________________
TOTAL~ 115SR($30.66)

33 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE CHALLENGE ENDS

You can read my previous posts that are related to the Project 15 Pan challenge HERE! 

Next post:Nivea Mattifying Toner Review 

Enjoy the rest of your day!
-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)


Friday, July 19, 2013

Project 15 Pan #4

It has officially been a month since I started Project 15 Pan.I decided to remove rule #4 which is "I have to finish ALL the products below before buying anything new"
The NEW rules are:-

  1. I can buy a new make up or skincare item for every 5 products that I used up.
  2. I have to put 2 riyals($0.50) in my piggy bank (or whatever I end up using to put my money in ) until I finish the challenge.
  3. I have to put 5 riyals($1.33) for every product i used up.
  4. Update you lovely readers of my progress weekly.
  5. I have to finish the products by August 30,2013 
The products I have to finish are:-
  1. Victoria's secret PINK charming and fun all over body mist (Limited Edition) ~1/4 of the bottle is left
  2. Bath and body works peach citrus body lotion ~barely anything left in the bottle  (Week 1)
  3. Bath and body works secret wonderland shower gel ~ 1/3 of the bottle left (Week 4)
  4. Dabur amla gold hair oil~ about 1/5 of the bottle left(Week 4)
  5. Hebal essences tousle me softly spray gel~ half of the bottle left
  6. The face shop acne solution foam cleanser~1/2 of the tube left (Week 2)
  7. Mong Leya cooling powder~1/2 of the bottle left
  8. Skin food parsley&mandarin toner~1/3 left  (Week 2)
  9. The face shop natural sun super perfect sun cream SPF50+PA+++ ~1/2 left
  10. Bio Oil ~ barely used any of it
  11. The body shop tea tree skin clearing facial wash (miniature size) ~1/2 left (Week 2)
  12. The body shop tea tree blemish gel ~used it twice only (Week 2)
  13. Barry M base coat,topcoat,and hardener all in one ~ 1/2 left (Week 4)
  14. Revlon lip butter in peach parfait(025) ~ barely used
  15. Revlon lip butter in strawberry shortcake(080) ~ barely used
This Weeks Progress:~
I have managed to finish 3 products this week!
  • Barry M base coat,topcoat,and hardener all in one: I liked this product,because it was 3 in 1 and cheap! ($4)
  • Dabur amla gold hair oil: I try to use hair oil at least once a week.I always end up buying hair oil from this brand,but different "flavors" or "scents" !
  • Bath and body works secret wonderland shower gel: I am in love with BBW shower gels,because they always smell heavenly and they last me a long time!!!!
How many products I have used up?
Week 1~ 1/15
Week 2~ 4/15
Week 3~ 0/15
Week 4~ 3/15
TOTAL ~ 8/15 products! 
How much have I saved up?
Week 1~ 19SR ($5)
Week 2~ 34SR ($9)
Week 3~14SR($3.73)
Week 4~29SR($7.73)
__________________
TOTAL~ 96SR($26)

Have a nice day!
-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Daiso Haul #2

ANOTHER HAUL !!!
I went to Daiso for the 3rd time! and I was disappointed,because they didn't have a lot of cute stuff.Most of the cute things I saw last time that I wanted to get I couldn't find them TT_TT.Things like foaming nets,headbands,cute molds...etc. BUT I did find some other cute things,and I would like to share them with you!

Heart Shaped Churros Silicone Mold




Donut Molds



Heart Cake Mold


Animal Paper Clips


Fortune Pencil Cap





Pencils with Charms






Tape Patch




Oil Blotting Paper



I feel like 95% of posts are hauls! >.< but don't worry you'll see lots of reviews in the future! I have a lot of stuff to review,but I'm still trying the products so yeah! Bare with me guys! Other than that hope you enjoyed the haul <3


-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Boots Haul

Hey,
Today I'll be doing my Boots Haul,and I'll be doing my Dasio haul tomorrow.I also did my Face Shop Haul yesterday! So check that out.I wasn't planning on buying anything from Boots,but the had buy 3 for the price of 2 on skincare items! I was running low on toner so I decided to try L'oreal'S toner.After I went to check out with 3 diffrent items from 3 diffrent brands.The guy told me if I wanted the deal the 3 items had to be from the same brand.So I ended up getting stuff from L'oreal only.

1-L'oreal Hydrafresh anti-shine Purifying & Mattifying Icy Toner For Shiny Skin 24SR($6.50) EACH
Whew that was a mouthful! The reason I got this toner is because of the "Icy Toner"
 part.I thought it would be great since its super hot and humid here in saudi! I felt that 
this toner would give you a cool feeling! I ended up buying 2 of them.

2-L'oreal Hydrafresh All Day Hydration Aqua Gel for Combination to Oily Skin 24SR($6.50)
I have used this and I like it so far!

 I love how it had this lid to keep the product clean
 It has a mint green color!

3-Johnsons's Baby Moisturising Cream 13SR($3.50)
This is my 2nd tub of this cream and I really like it!
 It has a baby pink color

I also got these like 2 months ago,but forgot to show them in my Collective Haul which was 2 parts. 
Part 1 and Part 2
The Bear cover was 25SR($6.66)
The Bunny was 35AED($9.50)


 Hope you enjoyed my haul & goodnight 
-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

The Face Shop Haul

Hello,
First of all I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU! (my readers) for supporting me and reading my blogs even though I'm completely new to this! I have readers from more than 15 countries so again THANK YOU VERY MUCH! <3 Secondly,I went to the mall yesterday and I got some stuff from The Face Shop,Boots,and Daiso! and Yes I spent waaay more money then I was supposed too x_x  So I broke some of my Project 15 Pan rules </3
You can also see my progress in the past 3 weeks:
Week 1 - HERE!
Week 2 - HERE!
Week 3 - HERE!

Lets get started with the haul!



1-Baby face hydrogel mask Hyaluronic Acid 25SR($6.66)


2-Pearl mask powder collagen 30SR($8)
I thought this mask was very interesting ! I have never tried this kind of mask 
so I'm really excited to try it!


3-Supreme cereal brown rice sheet mask 20SR($4)


4-Real nature mask rice 
I got this as a gift.It was the first time that TFS has given me samples

5-Face it dry fast nail polish 30SR($8)
I asked the SA for a top coat and she recommend this,but when I got home and 
read the back it said"dry fast" It isn't a top coat! It helps your nails dry fast.I tried it 
and I didn't like it so far,but I'll use it a couple more times to see if I like it or not.



6- Clean care black yeast honey peel off mask clarifying pack  60SR($16)
I saw this on "Get it Beauty" which is a Korean make up/skincare TV show! You can
watch the episode that they featured this product in here ~> 
Part 1 ~ HERE!
Part 2~ HERE!


7- Rice water cleansing rich oil 65SR($17)
I have heard so much good things about cleansing oils,but I couldn't them anywhere
 except for TFS!So I decided to get the rice water one.I wanted the light oil since I have combination/oily skin,but they only had rich oil TT_TT ! I want to add oil massage 
to my skincare routine that's one of the reasons I bought this!


 That's all I bought from TFS I spent 220SR($58.65) The only reason that I bought a lot of stuff is because TFS is at a mall that's far away from my house and we don't go there often! I go to that area especially for TFS and Daiso!

I have a list of things I want to buy the next time I go to TFS:-
♥ Sleeping Pack
♥ Pore care set
♥ Vita E,A,C sheet masks
♥ Cleanser
♥ Make up remover tissue
♥Baby Leaf Green Tea waterful Serum
♥ Baby Leaf Green Tea waterful emulsion
♥ Honey Black Sugar scrub
♥White Jewel Peeling
♥Jelly Apple Peeling
♥Mild Papaya Peeling

Yes,I know a lot of stuff right? LOL!

Have you tried any of the products that I bought or want to buy?What did you think of them?

-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Review:Bite It The Easy Way To Stop Nail Biting

Hello,today's post is different then most of my posts.the last time I did this type of blog post was about a month ago.I will be sharing my story on how I stopped biting my nails!

I started biting my nails for as long as I remember,and I remember my finger used to swell up from biting my nails </3 But that all changed when I was in 7th or 8th grade.I was fed up with having short ugly nails.I have always loved nail polish,but never bought any.Because I had short ugly looking nails so why bother? Then one day I was roaming around CVS when I came across "Bite It The Easy Way To Stop Nail Biting " and let me tell you this stuff tastes disgusting!! Which made me avoid putting my hands near my mouth,because when ever I would bite my nails I would feel like throwing up! That's how bad it tastes.The reason I decided to give this a try,because it was on sale for under $2 what a steal!!! So I told myself whats the harm in trying it? My cousin bought something like it,but it was crazy expensive!

I used this nail polish 1-3 time a week for about a month and I finally stopped biting my nails!!! But I still struggle with weak nails that break easily :'( </3 But hey at least I have nice nails that I can finally paint! Since I have been growing my nails .I have been buying a LOT of nail polish.Almost every time I walk into Boots or Whites pharmacy or The Face Shop....etc. I would have to leave the store with at least 1-2 nail polish bottles!



This is how the packaging looks like 




Claims(from CVS.Com):
The easy way to stop nail biting. Safe, highly effective formula for adults and children. Invisible matte finish. Does not wash off. Promotes healthy nail growth.

Ingredients(from CVS.Com):-
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dibutyl Phthalate, Butyl Alcohol, Yolusin Esulsonanide, Benzophenone-1, Denatonium Benzoate.


How To Use(from CVS.Com):-
Apply to entire nail surface twice a week. Apply on clean nails or over nail polish. Remove easily with polish remover.



Pros:-

♥ Cheap it costs $4.99!!
♥Actually works
♥Has a matte finish when applied over nail polish

Cons:-

♥Tastes gross!



Rating:- 
5/5

Have you ever tried Bite It? What did you think ?

--XOXO, ريفان (Refan)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wishlist [UPDATED]



Wishlist 


I have a wishlist on my phone of lots of random stuff,and I thought I'd share it with you ! SO YEAH!  I bought some of the stuff on my wishlist,but I thought I'd just write it anyways :)



  1. Hello Kitty Tea set 
  2. Sigma Mrs.Bunny Travel Kit
  3. Travel toothbrush set
  4. Urban Decay Naked 2
  5. Etude House Bright Fit or Cotton Fit BB Cream in Honey Beige 
  6. Benefit How To Look Your Best At Everything kit
  7. Ted Baker Shopper tote
  8. Juicy Couture Purse
  9. Innisfree No sebum mineral powder
  10. Cleansing Oil
  11. Nivea Toner
  12. EOS lip balm
  13. Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm
  14. Montale Paris Rose Musk Perfume ~My fav perfume of all time,but sadly its hard to find :( </3
  15. NYX Jumbo eye pencil 
  16. Wedge sneakers
  17. Kawaii Contact lens case
  18. Crochet Toms
  19. Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch
  20. Mizon Snail Cream

*UPDATE: The things Highlighted are the things I bought  on recent trips to the mall or ordered online*

I wrote my top 20 items,because if I wrote the whole list it would be tooooooooooooooo long!!










 {ALL the pics above are not mine,credits go to the original owner}

Enjoy the rest of your day and Ramadan Karem to all my muslim readers
-XOXO, ريفان (Refan)



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