MZN مزن – Pure & Natural Body Care

Hello, everyone Xx Its really been a while since I’ve written my last blogpost. Get your ass werkin, Shireen!

MZN is a small batch natural skincare artisan located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Founded by  beautiful and passionate ladies; Muzon and Kenda (Muzon’s sister in law) share their secret and knowledge to youthful skin by using natural and organic ingredients to create beautiful and effective skincare products.
They also create natural products for men that cater to the needs and tastes of the local Saudi population.
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This luxury gift package consists of: Handmade soaps, Lip balm, Lip sugar scrub, Body Butter, Body Scrub, Salt Scrub and Salt & Oat soaks.

Each product comes along with specifications on how to use and the ingredients used in it.For knowing more about how to purchase their products and the pricing, scroll down the  details given at the end.

I swear by this brandline, MZN products smell SO HEAVENLY. My personal favourites are  ALL of their Body Butters, Body Scrubs and the Salt Scrub too. BESSSTTT! In a way you can have your mini mani – pedi pamperings at your own convenience at your place.

  • Fact – Almost all their products are best sellers. Its worth giving a try! Xx Im definitely restocking my favourite’s.

You can avail all these products through online from their website https://www.mznbodycare.com

You could also buy from ‘The Full Drawer’ shop which is located in Rashid Mall – 2nd Floor. (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia)

For people living in Riyadh, MZN products are now available in Boughshat Rihaf Shop in Mohamadiya on King Abdullah Road, Riyadh.

Stay helwa!

How Uber & Careem have made my life easier.

uber2-1024x576Hello, everybody 🙂 So, basically me and my sister have been frequently using  both UBER and CAREEM rides for our regular commutes for about 8- 9 months now. We both have friends/colleagues/acquaintances constantly enquiring about it and also, mentioning their concerns. So; that’s when I thought, how about I do a detailed blog post on this topic and be of help.

Almost 2 weeks back, I, along with my sister, literally had to rush around the shopping streets of Al Khobar and Dammam since she was about to travel. And, let me tell you; riding with UBER and CAREEM made it so easy and convenient for us. Both UBER and CAREEM have become such an integral part of everyone’s life here in KSA especially for us ladies. Now, you don’t need to bug your brother/dad/husband for your hangouts with friends or drop off to a salon or an early morning shopping spree or even a hospital appointment. Isn’t that great ? Plus safety at it’s best. Travelling has just become much more safer, easier and reliable with them.

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Whether you’re headed to work, the airport, or out in the town, the Uber app connects you with a reliable ride—from low-cost to premium—in minutes. You can pay automatically through the app by your credit card, or by cash to the driver. An additional benefit of Uber is that you can split your fare if you are going out with your friends or picking them up from their place.

During a trip, use the Split Fare feature to divide fare equally between two or more riders. Please note that the split fare feature is only available during a trip. The fare cannot be split after the trip ends.
For a  full guide to Uber and to get updated flat fares for Dammam/Khobar, click https://www.uber.com/cities/dammam/

Cars available :
UberX    – The low – cost Uber ( I choose this always)
UberXL  – Low cost rides for large groups.

CAREEM

careem-4 Careem is a chauffeur driven car booking service that offers convenient, reliable and comfortable travel every time.They let you find the car closest to you if you need to get somewhere NOW or tell  the exact time and place you’d like to be picked with their LATER service. No penalty on LATER booking if cancelled at least 2 hours before pickup time. Careem FAQ for Eastern Province ? Click here!
Cars available :
1- Local Taxi (I choose this from the rest options)
2- GO
3- Economy
4- Business
5- ONE

Let me quickly help you with the following main queries :

  • Safety – In both Uber and Careem app, once you request for a ride, your app sends your request to nearby drivers. Your GPS should be turned on while you set up your pick up location. After you’re matched with a driver, your app shares info about the vehicle and driver headed to your pickup location. This displays a photo of your driver along with the vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number. Always confirm that the license plate number displayed in your app matches the actual vehicle before boarding it.
    P.S : I find this the safest option rather than travelling in the local taxis which makes me feel totally unsafe. 
  • Price – Both Uber and Careem pricing is based on distance travelled and waiting time. It is likely that similar trips may have slightly different distance based on variances in route.
    I have noticed that I’ve been charged SR 3 -4 lesser by Uber than Careem for the same destination. Also, Careem has this additional benefit of paying by using your STC Qitaf points.

The best feature of both these apps is that you can enter your destination and check the estimated fare before going ahead and booking a ride.

  • Payment Mode – Cash or Credit Card.
  • Cancellation Policy – If cancellation happens 2 minutes after driver assignment, there is no cost. Between 2 minutes of driver assignment and driver arrival, the cancellation cost is the minimum fare. This cancellation cost is added on to your next ride.

Sign up using these links provided below which has my referral code and you will get your first free ride worth SR 30/- :
Uberhttps://www.uber.com/invite/shireenm202ue
Careemhttp://careem.com/signup/H3EM6W1Z9Q

Once signed up, you can download the app from Google Play/Apple Store/Windows Store and sign in.

Have a pleasant day xo

REVIEW: CLINIQUE ANTI-BLEMISH SOLUTIONS 3-STEP SYSTEM

When it comes to skin care, we are overwhelmed to try different routines, be it DIY home treatments or purchase skin products, that we think will give us the complexion of our dreams or atleast a radiant and clear skin. After all, we all go through skin problems, dont’t we? And, dealing with acne is the worst possible thing EVERR. Also, it’s very rare to actually get your hands on the right product which would create wonders on your skin.

I personally have tried many products and this one has worked the best so far. Yes, I am talking about the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions 3- Step System which I purchased  just a couple of days before Eid. It’s been 20 days of using it and let me tell you, I just cannot stop raving about this product.Totally recommend!

Not only has it made my skin feel so soft and smooth (which wasn’t previously) but also my skin has been clearing up with the redness disappearing. Hooraayyy!

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Well, the best skin care regime is to follow the CTM (C – Cleanse, T – Tone and M-Moisturize) routine daily.

  • Step 1: Cleanse with Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam

  • Step 2: Exfoliate with Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

  • Step 3: Moisturize with Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment


1 – Cleansing Foam : 
This  helps clear and prevent acne. It gently removes dirt and excess oil while fighting acne breakouts, leaving skin soft.

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Cleansing Foam – Sr 145/-

  • Pump dispenser 2-3x. (Once is more than enough)
  • Massage gently over wet skin, avoiding eye area. Rinse.
  • Use twice a day, morning and night.
  • If dryness occurs, reduce usage.
  • Follow with Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion and Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment.

 

2 – Clarifying LotionReduces excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Unclogs pores and controls excess shine. This helps in exfoliating and removing dead cells along with controlling oil.

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Clarifying Lotion – SR 135/-

  • Shake well.
  • Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck avoiding eye area.
  • Use twice a day, morning and night after cleansing with Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam.
  • Follow with Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment.


3 – All-Over Clearing Treatment
Lightweight, medicated formula helps treat existing acne and prevent future breakouts. Creates a barrier against acne-causing agents. Helps control excess oil. Calms, soothes, visibly reduces redness. Lightly hydrates to minimize dryness and peeling.

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All Over Clearing Treatment – SR 167/-

  • Apply thin layer to face AM and PM.
  • If drying or peeling occurs, reduce usage.
  • For best results, use after Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam and Clarifying Lotion.
  • After acne clears, continue using for preventative care.

You should use this Clear Skin System for as long as the problem persists and also for maintenance after the problem clears. As suggested by the sales lady at the counter, inorder to have great results continue for 6 months.

The best thing about this brand, Clinique is that their products are allergy tested, fragrance free, and bring visible results.

I would suggest you to buy the starter kit (mini sized which would last upto 2 weeks), if you are skeptical about buying the full sized one’s initially as they are a bit expensive. I, however took a risk and bought these 3 full sized products which totalled to SR 450/- approximately and ladiesss, its WORTH every penny I spent on them.

Available in Sephora and Paris Gallery outlets.

Do let me know in the comments below about your experience if you have tried before and if you haven’t, then give it a go and let me know your feedback. 🙂

With all that said, be good to your skin and accept yours flaws because you are beautiful being yourself x

 

 

 

 

 

Junaid Jamshed (J.) Store Opens In Khobar – Saudi Arabia

Snapchat-8349435578459369666Hello, everyone x

So, finally Ramadan is coming to its end and that makes it time for some Eid shopping. Yayy 😀 For those who haven’t shopped yet and are still looking around, let me help you. I have something coming up for you.

P.S – It’s a typical desi thing to actually wait for the very last minute. Trust me, it’s in us! 😛 Don’t you agree?

Well, so the good news is that Junaid Jamshed – One of the most famous clothing brand of Pakistan has opened it’s store in Al – Khobar, KSA. The opening date was on 26th June, 2016 and it had an amazing response filled with endless crowd. So, I went out to explore as well and do a review. Stay tuned! x

IMG_3171Junaid Jamshed is a full-fledged ethnic wear fashion retail brand with men, women, children, and teens’ wear reflecting the Pakistani tradition.

• They have a diverse collection of men which includes Kameez Shalwar, Kurta’s etc. The fabric is hand-woven, comfortable and available in eye-catching colors.
Love the simplicity in their Kurta collection. ❤ Also, they have amazing Sherwani’s for wedding ocassions.

 • The women’s collection includes: Kurti’s, Lawn, Silk Collection, Trousers. Collections from Almirah brand also have been put up.
They have a variety of ethnic wear collections: Stitched, Unstitched and Fancy ones too.
I personally loved the Lawn collection. It’s all about comfort.
Let me tell you, the trousers are DOPE! So trendy.

• J. not only makes clothes for men and women, it also has an exemplary children’s collection which is divided into Teens, Boys & Girls, and Infants. A wide array of perfumes are also available at J.

The price is affordable and reasonable to the brand quality they provide. Do check it out!

Some of the eye-catching outfits have been put up below. Click on each to view a full size image ↓

Venue deets : Al Kifah Plaza – Near Raka Centerpoint, Opposite to Extra Store. Al – Khobar, KSA.

P.S- One drawback factor of the venue are the stairs. (Very unsafe for children and elderly ones)
Highly recommend if something could be done about it.

 

Those who still haven’t shopped, what are you waiting for ? Get going!!

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Burt’s Bees – Tips & Toes Kit Review

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Hello, everyone! So, here is my first blog post (Eeeeeeee 😀 ) reviewing about Burt’s Bees Tips & Toes Kit. Happy reading lovelies x

I spotted this cute little package of Burt’s Bees Tips & Toes Kit in my cupboard for about 2 weeks and finally decided to try this out which was sent to me by my lovely aunt from United States.

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– Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream: It has an amazing smell of rich almond and creamy milk with a bit of thick consistency. Once it absorbs, it feels great on your skin.

– Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream: My absolute favourite! Love the honey scent and how this turns your skin so soft.

– Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream:
Tbh, I personally did not like this product as the consistency is quite thick and bit of greasy as well.Also, dislike the coconut smell. Just not my thing !

– Burt’s Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm: LOVEEE IT! Keeps your lips hydrated and lasts for a quite very long time. Once again, love the Pomegranate scent. That’s the thing about these products you know! Great smell with the natural ingredients in it. Also, this one’s among the top must have lip balms by Saudi Beauty blog.

– Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream: I’m obsessed. Isn’t this enough to let you all know how goooood this product is? Nourishes and hydrates the nails and cuticles after all the washing of dishes has been done. Post iftar treatment idea, haha! Pamper yourself girls x

– Burt’s Bees Hand Salve: Smells of herbal scent. Would consider applying it only in some areas and not completely on the hands as it takes a lot of time to absorb. Apply it before you go to bed when you have plenty of time to let it get absorbed.

P.S – For people in Saudi Arabia, you can order it from Limited Editions website by clicking here

Grab the kit, and thank me later x