Sunday, September 8, 2013

Exploring Boots #1

When Boots first started in Al Wahda mall I popped in and bought a strawberry deep conditioner for my hair along with their Botanics line of cleanser. I vehemently hated the conditioner as it did nothing to my hair and the cleanser was a huge mistake as it contained some photosensitive ingredients and warned of plausible sun burn in exceptionally minute inscription. So recently, I darted in to check on some cosmetics and was quite surprised to find some cool products that were raved and ranted on YouTube and so that’s how this series of posts came to being! These series of posts will mainly include Boots haul and mini reviews.

Items 1 to 4 were purchased on Buy 1 Get 1 offer..

1) Bioderma Photoderm MAX 100 (2x40ml) - AED 103:
Will have a detailed review on it coming up… 

2) Boots Cucumber Cleansing Wipes (2x30 sheets) - AED 14:
These wipes are just average. They do not take off all the makeup particularly those eyeshadows applied with a base and definitely not waterproof mascara. They are moderately saturated with a subtle scent. They are neither irritating nor do they dry out the skin. Will not be purchasing again.

3) Soap & Glory Rub Your Nose In It Scrub (2x125ml) - AED 50:
Will have a detailed review on it coming up…

4) Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser (2x200ml) - AED 110:
Click here for detailed review

5) Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched 4.4g - AED 15:
These line of lip balms are much talked about on YouTube. It is a clear balm in a twist up tube with SPF20 and with a pleasant fruity lemony scent. The company claims to provide 8 hour moisture but this is so not true. To me this is just a regular lip balm with a glossy touch. It is ideal for use under lipsticks or on top of lipsticks as a clear gloss.

6) Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch 4.4g - AED 15:
This is enriched with aloe leaf extract and vitamin E and has a Barbie doll pink tint to it which kind of washes out on tanned people like moi.It has a mixed fruity scent. So again it’s ideal for layering under a lipstick.

From L to R: Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched and Pink Punch

7)Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner in Caring 7ml – AED 15:
This is a lip balm that is popular in the UK. It has SPF15 and comes in a twist open container which is a little bit inconvenient. In the container it has a pale yellow tint but applies clear on the lips. It is enriched with olive oil, grape seed oil and aloe vera and as the company claims it makes your lips luscious and nourished. A lovely product but initially when I applied I was stunned as it has a very strong minty plumping sensation and scent and the packaging doesn't warn you of it. All the same once I got comfortable with the feel I've grown to use it daily.

8)Bioderma Sensibio H2o Cleanser 100ml - AED 33:
This is a product that even Lisa Eldridge (Founder of No. 7 cosmetics) uses on her models to take of makeup and cleanse. So seeing it in Boots and wanting to try it I bought the tiniest bottle available. And lets me tell you ladies, please stop reading this post, grab your wallets and buy this right away!!! It is way too good that I need an entire blog post to review it.
Click here for detailed review

Phew I’m so tired.. So that’s it for now… TC..XOXO

P.S. Sorry about the fact that I forgot to include the BLISTEX lip balm in the photos.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to patiently review each product .. u make buyinh decisions a lot easier :)

    1. Ohh I love checking out new products and when I find something I love, I usually drag my friends over to buy them...