Category Archives: Body

Painless Laser Hair Removal – Kaya Skin Clinic, Dubai (Town Centre)

Is it actually “painless”? Not completely, but it only slightly stung in certain areas. The treatment’s costly price may be due to the equipment being new in the market. Beauty services being pricey in Dubai is nothing surprising.

Personally, I found the personnel to be honest and realistic and the customer service to be decent.

As for the results, time will tell. The brochure itself does specify that you will get results that are up to 80 % visible. Nevertheless, the experts at the clinic did clarify that results might differ from person to person.

In the end, readers, it’s all about trial and error.

Update: I did a total of 5 sessions on the same areas which is usually the minimum requirement to see any results. The first 2 sessions were not very painful, almost painless. The last 3 sessions were not painless at all (for me, at least.) I was advised to use Emla cream to numb the areas before each session but it did not do much difference for me. By the 4th session, I was dreading the idea of attending but I had already paid for the full package and I wanted to see it through to the end. It was very painful & the end result was…nothing. Nothing changed. I still have the same amount of hair growth I started out with. In my opinion, I could have spent that money on something a lot less painful. I hope others find better luck with this treatment as I know not everyone’s body reacts the same way to laser hair removal. Good luck!

My fave LUSH goodies: they’re delushious!

Here’s a little post about my favorite LUSH products.

Soaps:
Lemslip – I find this soap to be really good for oily skin. I use it on body during the hotter days of the year because that’s when my skin tends to get kinda greasy. I can really feel the difference after using it in the shower because it leaves my skin feeling extra clean, non-greasy and smooth, plus it smells pretty darn good. Kinda like lemon, coconut and honey mixed all together.

Honey I Washed The Kids – The smell of this soap is divine. I like using it as a handsoap but it can be used on the body as well. Smells as good as honey 😉

Rock Star – This soap reminds me of vanilla and cotton candy…because that’s what it kinda smells like to me. I love using it as a handsoap.

Godmother – Smells like bubble gum! Yum! I use it as a handsoap. Must constantly remind myself not to eat it whenever I smell it…

A Ring of Roses – This soap is really good for people with dry and/or sensitive skin, in my opinion, because it’s very moisturizing and gentle on the skin. I use this soap on my body during autumn and winter because that’s when my body’s skin tends to get dry, and since it is already quite sensitive, this soap is a great option for me during cooler climates. Plus, it smells great…

Skincare:
Herbalism – This is a face cleanser for oily skin. I love this stuff and when my skin tends to get oilier than usual or starts to break out, I add Herbalism to my daily face-cleansing routine. I only use it once a day, though, because using it too often makes my skin a little dry and irritable.

Brazened Honey – This is a face mask that (I think) can be used for any skin type. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for people with dry and sensitive skin. I have oily/sensitive skin but the oiliness makes it less sensitive than skin that’s dry and sensitive. I like this face mask because it leaves my skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and very smooth. I use it 2 to 3 times a week.

You can find these products in Dubai’s LUSH stores in Mercato Mall and Deira City Centre. I’m not sure if there is a LUSH store anywhere else in Dubai. However, I’d like to add that I did buy some of these products from LUSH stores in London so not all of them may be available in Dubai’s LUSH stores but I hope they are! You can get more info about them at: www.lush.co.uk

Have any of you tried any LUSH products? What are your favorites? Feel free to let me know in a comment below, I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub by Boots

The first thing I noticed about Boots’ Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub is its delicious smell. It smells exactly like what its label says and its scent stays on the skin for a long time after it’s been used in the shower. It really does leave the skin smooth, soft and moisturized so I would say this scrub is good for people with skin that tends to get dry, especially around the elbows and knees.

However, a little of this stuff goes a long way so be careful not to use too much of it or it could end up making your skin feel somewhat greasy or oily. It’s quite thick in consistency and its texture is similar to that of cookie dough with tiny specs of sugar granules grounded in. You can find it in any Boots store within Dubai.