Does the Ph of Your Cleanser Affect Your Skin?

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hey everyone!

I am a person who really loves buying tons of face masks and different skincare products even if they don’t actually have an impact on my skin (oops)

So recently I found out a little about how the Ph of your face wash is actually really important and can have a major impact so I wanted to share the information with you guys!

Basically the Ph of your skin (Potential hydrogen. The acidity or alkalinity of your skin) is somewhere between 4.0-6.5. Your skin has an acid mantle which is acidic so that it can act as a barrier to keep away bacteria, viruses, dirt and other things which can penetrate the skin. The Ph of your skin can be altered by weather, UV light, the products and even the water you use.

Using this products on your skin can disturb it’s Ph, making it too acidic or basic, which causes more breakouts, makes skin more sensitive and creates a good environment for infections. Using these a few times only temporarily changes the skins Ph and it can still recover however using these products more often can cause long-term damage to your skin.

Most soaps and some cleansers have a Ph of about 9-10 and that is really bad for your skin. *that is one reason why you shouldn’t wash your face with shower gel or anything like that.

Sooo how can you be sure that your cleanser has the right Ph? Most cleansers would say ‘balanced Ph’ on the packaging or might have the Ph written sOmEwHeRe on the bottle. For example after I learnt this I did some research about the cleanser I was using at the time and realised that it had a Ph of 7! I immediately threw it out and found another one.

Okay guys that was kind of a long one but I hope this helped you even a little bit 🙂

Hreem xo

New Skincare Products I’m Loving

hey everyone!

The weather in Dubai is sooo unpredictable! Like, one second it’s nice and sunny and then the next it’s randomly windy, dusty and a LOT of rain. 5 minutes later it’s normal and sunny again. What?! MAKE UP YOUR MIND. Stay rainy plss, I know other countries are hoping for sun but I want the opposite Oops.

so

Not-so-recently I found a new skincare brand I really love. The products only use natural ingredients so there shouldn’t be any chemicals that affect the skin. I’m quite sure this brand is only available in India but I think if you order it, it can probably be shipped to wherever (woop).

I bought 3 products and they are: The Sugared Rose Petal Lip Balm,  Eladi Teenage Day Cream and Hasayan Facial Tonic Mist Rosewater. I didn’t buy a cleanser because I already have one from The Face Shop.

Starting off with the lip balm, I love this lip balm SO MUCH! It smells like a rose, it’s super light, moisturizing and also the packaging is beautiful. The only thing I wish is that it would be bigger! Whenever I have chapped lips this lipbalm is the perfect remedy, totally reccommend it 🙂

Next is the Eladi Teenage Day Cream. Now, I’m not completely sure what eladi actually is. I mean, I tried to do a little bit of research but I don’t really get it! The cream is made specifically for teens (as you can probably tell) and it has SPF 30. It is designed to regulate sebum production, balance and hydrate it, while protecting it from environmental damage. I can’t exactly tell if this works or not because I need to be using it for quite some time to figure that out, but I do think it’s not very harsh on the skin.

Finally, the Hasayan Facial Tonic Mist Rosewater. I bought a small size in a spray bottle just to test it out and see if I like it. The mist is so refreshing and soothing and also smells quite good. AL the scents are quite flowery because flowers are (usually) the main ingredient. I know that rose water is supposed to be good for your skin, which is why I got this.

Hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to maybe get something for yourself.

What skincare brands or products do you reccommend?

XO Hreem

Bedside Beauties

Hello!

None of you really know this yet but recently I redecorated my room and I got knew furniture and changed the placing of some of the old furniture I have to give my room a fresher look. I absolutely LOVE my new room and I’m still finding new ways to decorate it every day.

I think that one of the things that kind of tell you a lot about a person is what they keep on their bedside table. This is so weird, I know, but honestly it’s just my opinion. Through all the seasons, the collection of stuff on your bedside table completely changes. Like, do you keep a little box of snacks for a midnight meal? An inspirational quote to start your day? Maybe even a mirror to check how bad your hair is in the morning?

For me I just have a few basic stuff. I keep my water bottle with a giant ‘H’ on it because it’s very healthy to drink water first thing in the morning. I like to have a good lotion/moisturiser for the night since winter is coming (yayy ❄️). I’m currently loving the ~Water Lotion~ by VSPink because it has a very fresh scent and feels so smooth as soon as you put it on your skin. I also like that it is a pumping bottle because I feel they’re much more handy. I also keep my little Funko Phoebe with I got on my birthday just for a little decoration. I always have a book on the table because I read for a bit before going to sleep and I also have a notebook if I ever have anything to write down. Because it’s winter I can finally get my fuzzy socks out so I’ve got my hot pink ones. Finally, I’ve got a Coco Shea Honey candle which smells sooo goooood and makes my room smell amazing! The candle is generally seasonal though.

Then I have a few other bits and bobs that you can see in the picture ↑↑↑

What do you need to have on your bedside table?

Hreem XO

 

Top 2 Tuesday

IMG_2106.jpgHiiiii everyone!

So sorry for not posting in a whole WEEK! I have this huge lab report due and my week has been pretty shambolic so please excuse me because I have some great blog ideas coming up!

I haven’t ever tried or even thought about trying to do this but I saw it on a few blogs when I was running out of blog post ideas and thought that it would be a pretty fun idea!

So here it is, me writing about two things that I’m really loving at the moment; doesn’t just have to be beauty products!

 

Mentha Lip Shine

This isn’t a Bath & Body Works product but that’s where I got it from so yeeaaahh….. I love this so so much because it’s pretty glossy, has a nice flavour, moisturizes your lips a bit, and gives you a tingling sensation in your lips which feels pretty good. Another amazing thing about this product is that it was only 10 dirhams!!! ( approx $3 or 2 pounds/euros ) Also, the packaging is nice so I definitely recommend this lipgloss ♥️

Jordan’s Fruesli Bars

I’ve never actually reviewed a food item, but, well… there’s a first time for everything! Judging by the name you can probably tell that this is a fruit muesli bar but it actually tastes super delicious. I’m not sure how healthy it is but I like to have it as a snack every now and then! This also comes as a cereal with little fruits in it and it’s amazing. If you can get these in a supermarket or store somewhere near you, I definitely recommend you give it a go ♥️ ( yes I used a heart again 🙂 )

What product are you currently in love with?

 

 

How to NAIL Valentines Day

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Happy Valentine’s day everyone!

It’s the 14th of February and we’re all hopefully going to receive a Valentine from someone… OOh!

I usually just stay home and chill but like to do something got to do with hearts. This year I decided to do my nails because of a suggestion from my friend Mia (thank you!). This is a simple and cute nail design which you can easily complete in about 5-10 minutes, let’s go!

C O L O U R S / T O O L S:                                                                                                                       -Pink                                                                                                                                                         -Red                                                                                                                                                           -Dotting tool or toothpick                                                                                                                     -Base coat & top coat

  1. Apply a base coat to all of your nails and let dry for a minute.
  2. Paint all your nails pink except for your ring finger on one hand, and index finger on the other.
  3. After that, paint the two blank nails red ( or vice versa in terms of colour for steps 2,3 and 4).
  4. Now, using your toothpick or dotting tool, make two small, pink dots next to each other on the red nails and connect them to form a heart ❤
  5. Finally, apply a layer of top coat to all your nails to seal the design and allow it to stay for a long time.

If you don’t understand the steps, just refer to the picture and try to do it yourself!

Do you prefer to do your nails or get your nails done?

 

 

Lush ‘Rosy Cheeks’ Face Mask [Review]

Rosy Cheeks Face MaskYou may-or-may-not know this by now but I absolutely LURVE Lush. It’s a really natural brand with natural scents and they don’t test on animals. My science teacher really cares about animal abuse and stuff so she’s got that drilled into our class – not that it’s a bad thing.

Now, to the review-

The <<Rosy Cheeks>> face mask: “Find the happiness you seek by cleansing cheek to cheek with this gorgeously soothing fresh mask. A simple blend of kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil to delicately calm the skin and restore balance. Whether you’re feeling hot and bothered or just fancy showering your complexion with roses, cleansing calamine and kaolin will gently remove dirt while exquisite rose oil nourishes and tones your face. Smooth a generous layer of this mask over your skin and relax for 10-15 minutes, allowing the ingredients to get to work, before rinsing. Uncover calm, matte skin which says you’ve been kissed by a rose.”

First of all, I have to give kudos to Lush for their amazing descriptions of the product. If I had to buy a product after only reading the description, I would basically buy everything that they have to offer. Anyways, let’s get back to what I actually have to say.

This face mask is Vv smooth and it feels cold and refreshing when you apply it to your face. The scent smells just like the name (Rosy Cheeks) and it’s also not too overpowering. The only thing which I find kind of annoying – even though this wouldn’t count as something bad, it’s just a perk – is that the colour is so light that I always leave a bit on my face by accident and then only realize when my mom points it out to me.                       Other than that it’s a fabulous face mask!

Are you a fan of Lush or not so much?

 

Lush Haul!

Lush Haul

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Soo…

I recently stopped by Lush to just check out some of their new products for the Christmas range and restricted myself to just buying four things; no matter how hard I wanted to buy more.

I bought two from the Christmas range and two of their normal products:

  • ‘Shoot For The Stars’ bath bomb
  • ‘Snow Fairy’ fun soap
  • ‘Sugar Daddy-O’ hair conditioner
  • ‘Juicy’ shampoo

 

Shoot For The Stars

‘Honey-scented sparkles of Brazilian orange and bergamot waltz with swirling, golden stars, creating a world of cobalt colour. As the calming blanket of shimmering, midnight blue unfolds, Brazilian orange and bergamot oils combine to send your mood rocketing up to the stars.’ I haven’t actually tried this one out yet but the description and the scent are sooooo fabulous.

Snow Fairy

‘This colourful, candyfloss-scented fun is a little bit magical. Handmake your own festive fairy in soft pink and set her at the top of the tap so she can cast a spell over bathtime. Crumble a little under running water for streams of spellbinding, candy-coated bubbles which turn the water into a wonderland of sweetness, or lather up in your hands for a sugary sweet body wash.’ I think that Snow Fairy is not a very popular scent because some people find it too sweet, but I think it’s a really great smell and I haven’t smelled any other Lush product that smells similar.

I Love Juicy

Packed with fresh fruit to deeply cleanse and clarify hair. This is a fruit cocktail for the hair to cleanse and refresh it, softening seaweed to leave your locks super-shiny once they’re extra-clean. Freshly juiced pineapples, kiwi, mango and papaya are full of enzymes that help break down excess sebum (oil) on the scalp, leaving hair looking and feeling fresh and clean.’ This shampoo is really good because it actually does everything it says in the description and leaves your hair smelling really good.

Sugar Daddy-O

‘With richness beyond compare and a fondness for blondes, Sugar Daddy-O is one to watch. Lighter shades will remain classy, not brassy after a few strokes with this pretty purple solid conditioner. It’s full of luscious linseed infusion and argan oil to nourish. A floral bouquet of violet leaf absoluterose and bergamot creates an intoxicating fragrance that will last on hair all day. Work the bar between the hands before applying a small amount into wet hair; a little goes a long way.’ This conditioner is pretty cool because it’s a bar and is super massaging when you rub it into your hair, it’s really good.

What is your favourite Lush winter product?

Happy BEAUTYday To You!

Hey People😊

It was recently my birthday on the 5th (just about a few days ago) and obviously, I got quite a few presents since I had a party. I thought you guys might like to hear about it or get some ideas for a friend, cousin etc.

Since I’ve got the best friends ever they knew just what to get me and I would give these a pretty high rating as a birthday gift because they just gave me this little rush inside when I unwrapped them on my birthday.

First off is the Bilou Cotton Candy Body Lotion. Let me just start off by saying that this smells INCREDIBLE. It smells as an exact likeness to real cotton candy (candy floss) and it feels so good on skin because it comes out as foam, you should definitely try this out if Bilou is available in your country. My friend lives in Switzerland and Bilou is a German brand so it was quite easy for her to get.

 

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The next thing is also from Bilou but this one is a body spray and it’s scented with a Tasty Donut. This one is also soooo good and I seriously love all of the Bilou scents (she even gave me one scented like Fizzy Berry sometime ago). I honestly feel like eating both of these things so I highly recommend these as presents for anyone.

Now with the nail stuff… The first thing is the Essence ‘The Gel’ nail polish in this really nice blue. It looks so amazing because it is kind of like a blueish, purplish galaxy kind of colour, plus it’s metallic and shimmery. I mean, how many bonuses is that! It looks even more mesmerizing with the other nail polish that my friend gave me. The Essence (yes, again) Glamaxy Top Coat has these tiny little flakes of holographic foil and they slightly change the whole look of the nail polish because it looks super cool. Last but not least, is the Essence (it’s a really good brand you know) Metal Shock Powder and I haven’t really tried it out yet but it is supposed to have this mirror effect when you put it on your nails. You can check google and I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean, but I am really excited to try it out.

And now, the last thing out of all the beauty stuff is…. The Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette!!! This one was such a surprise because it’s so so so amazing (you should probably know that already).  Everyone knows that this is supposed to be peach scented and then you’re all like “Oh yeah it probably smells pretty good”, but you don’t know the real beauty of it until you smell it and you’re like: “Oh my gosh this is the most heavenly scent I have ever smelt and I could sniff it all day”. It smells like peach candy, yum! As for the colours, these are the most gorgeous peachy and gold colours EVER, and I definitely think these are worth it, but still very expensive.

                    

Sorry about how messy these pictures are 😂

                  

That’s the end of my ‘Beauty Day’ review thingamabob and I hope you enjoyed it, have a great peachy rest of the day! 🍑

Favourite makeup brand?

 

 

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