Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PopSugar Must Have Box September 2014

The following disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

Hello my lovelies! Today I am excited to do a review on the Popsugar Must Have Box September 2014. The September Popsugar Must have box contains goodies from food,beauty, clothes and much more. Scroll down to see the goodies.

Before we get to the goodies, you must be wondering what is a PopSugar Must have box?
Popsugar Must Have Box is a montly subscription service . They have three ,six and 12 month must have box subscriptions. The products are picked out by the Popsugar editors.  The Popsugar Must Have Boxes are filled with products from upcoming brands and from brands that are well known. These Popsugar Must Have Boxes contain goodies for the home, beauty products, fashion, yummy snacks, jewelry and so much more. It is a box full of surprises each month delivered to your door step. 

Now onto the goodies!

Tilo Scarves Modal Gradation Scarf in Raison(retail:$125)- These scarves are sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal, and Ron Herman. I love this scarf. It is a big size, which is great for coverage and keeping you warm in the Autumn months. I am going to use these scarf as hijab(Islamic head covering). I tried it on and it is big enough to wrap around.  It is very light weight which makes this scarf also good to wear as a a hijab in the summer months as well. This scarf screams autumn colors and it is so soft and very well made.

Nicole Miller Stereo Ear Buds retails at $20. These earbuds are cute and I love the purple color. However,  the sound quality isn't too great. However, it does have a microphone which makes the experience on a phone hands free.

Urban Remedy Almond Brownie retails at $6. It is made with 100 percent organic ingredients. To be honest, I was not a fan of the taste or smell. However, my kids loved it. :)

Oribe Super fine Purse Size Hair Spray Retails at $21.50 - is a super fine spray that does not weigh your hair down and does not have a sticky consistency.  I really like it.  It has a nice light

Letter C Design Gold Foil Arrow Pencils retails at $5.  These pencils are hand foiled stamped. I love stationary and thought these pencils were cute and simple. The pencils also came with a sharpener. I can never say no to stationary :)

Rifle Paper Co. Garance Dore Assorted Girls Set Retails at $18. This is a stationary set with blank interiors. I love the illustrations on the front. Again, I love stationary . It is just too cute to use.


This is a $20 gift card to use on a Nike Pro Bra.

When I saw the Ghiradelli Chocolates in the box, I immediately smiled. I am such a chocolate lover and this was definitely a treat! It was yummy. It had little chunks of Almonds and it was a perfect balance of sweet and salty because of the sea salt. Mmm yummy!!! It is all gone now. :)

Urban Remedy Gift Card-$10 Dollar off of any purchase. 

Over All, I loved the items I received in the PopsSugar September 2014 Must Have Box. My favorite item was the Tilo Scarf. It is so beautiful and soft. There were items that I never heard of such as Urban Remedy Almond Brownie. I like the idea that the editors of Popsugar included brands that people never heard of. I think it gives great exposure.  I also love how they included products ranging from fashion to food. They also included extras which was nice and I was happy they included chocolates! :) I think the editors of PopSugar did a nice job.

As I mentioned above, you can subscribe to a three, six or a 12 month Popsugar Must Have Box at the price os $39.99 a month . The products that come in the Popsugar Must Have Box come in full sizes and are picked by the editors themselves.

Get $10 Dollars off on a three month subscription. Enter code SEPT14SELECT. Offer starts today and ends 9/31 at 11:59 P.M. Here is the link to PopSugar Must Have Box

Hope you enjoyed this review and see you lovelies in my next blogpost.

Maryam ox

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser Review

*Product was provided by Sibu Beauty for review* 

Hello my lovely readers!Hope you all are doing great! Today I am doing a review on skin care product called Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser. I love facial cleansers and how clean and radiant they make your skin look. I have never tried a facial cleanser that had sea buckthorn in it nor have I ever heard of sea buckthorn berries. I was curious and excited to see how this facial cleanser would perform on my skin. Keep reading for more information on the company, the benefits of sea buckthorn berries, review and some pictures :)

About Sibu Beauty

Sibu Beauty was founded by Bruce McMullen in 2003. He to traveled to Calcutta India where he met an ayurvedic specialist in Chinese plants and herbs. The specialist mentioned a "holy fruit"  called  the sea buckthorn berry .

After this, Bruce traveled to the himalayas to find sea buckthorn berry which is used in all of Sibu Beauty's products.

Not only is Brian a successful entrepreneur he also has been doing philantrophy serving executive choice chairman for choice humanitarian.

Sea buckthorn berries grow wild in the high altitude of Tibet. The Sea buckthorn Berries are  harvested by the villagers  which are paid fair wages,  perform  environmentally safe processing techniques and work in safe conditions.

The villager and families work in the chain of harvesting and processing.  The brief harvesting season provides enough money to sustain villagers through the harsh winter months of the Himalayas where resources are scarce. The workers are paid fare wages on the same day they pick the berries and process them. In addition, the villagers receive salary increases.

Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser retails at $17.95. According to Sibu Beauty, The Sea Buckthorn facial cleanser is an all natural balancing facial cleanser which removes dirt, impurities and makeup while maintaining a healthy balance to your skin without compromising its natural protective nutrients. This facial cleanser also has micro beads that gently exfoliates leaving your skin clean, fresh and balanced.

Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser:

Leaves skin looking and feeling radiant and refreshed
Removes excess oil and impurities
Contains micro-particles for a gentle exfoliation
Great for removing make-up
Non-foaming gel formula for all skin types

Directions: Use in the morning and the evening. Take a good amount of product and lather it onto your face and gently massage to face and neck. Wash with luke warm water.

History and benefits of the Sea Buckthorn Berry

The sea buckthorn berries have been used for twenty eight centuries and were used for aging issues of health and beauty. In addition, the ancient berries were used to treat and smooth damaged skin, and heal wound from ancient battles.

Sea Buckthorn contains vitamins A, C, E, K, minerals  carotenoids, flavonoids, antioxidants, polyphenols, and phytosterols. This wonderful berry also contains 190 bioactive nutrients.

In addition, the sea buckthorn is loaded with Omega fatty acids, 3, 6, and 9. It also has a rich source of Omega 7 fatty acid. The omega 7 fatty acid helps neutralize free radicals and aids the production of collagen. Futhermore, Omega 7, 3, 6, ad 9 are all critical in providing cellular support for healthy skin, hair and nails.

For more info on the benefits of omega 7 and omega 7 products Sibu Beauty has visit their Omega 7 page here


Non irritating 
Gentle on skin
Gives skin a nice glow
Removes makeup
NO Gmos
All natural
For All skin types
No Parabens, Sulphates, Gluten, or artificial preservatives.



Simple Packaging and I love that it comes in a pump form so you can control how much or how little product you want.

The texture is nice and thick. It lathers up nicely and contain slittle micro scrubbers.


My final thoughts/experience

     Over all, this has been my go to facial cleanser for over a month. I have not used anything else to cleanse my face. Before using this product, my face was going through what I would assume to be a hormonal storm where your skin gets a little bumpy and can experience some breakouts. I used this product in the morning and in the night before bed.  I took a good amount and lathered it onto my face. I just love the consistency of the cleanser and how thick it was. It really lathers up nicely and has a nice citrus smell to it. I was surprised  that it also has little micro scrubbers. Not only did it clear my skin, but whatever problem my skin was having at the time, Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser cleared up my skin and returned it back to a clean healthy looking state. In addition, Sibu's Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser left my skin glowing, clean and so soft. I am so impressed. Usually when I use skin care products I do not notice results for about two to three weeks. This wasn't the case with using Sibu Beauty's Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial cleanser. I was amazed to see results within five days. I was so surprised and pleased with the quick results.  Sibu Beauty's Balancing Facial Cleanser is all natural and contains no harsh chemicals. I love skin care products that are all natural. I highly recommend  this to anyone who is looking for the ultimate facial cleanser. Using this product cut my daily and night time skin care routine in half and restored my skin to a healthy, clean and balanced state. 

You can find this product and many other great sea buckthorn products at

Hope you enjoyed this review and see you lovely readers in my next blog post.

Maryam ox

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sobo Skin Care- Age Smoothing Eye Serum Review

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Hello my lovely readers! Today I will be reviewing an Age Smoothing Eye Serum by Sobo Skin Care. We do not notice it, but when we are busy with our everyday lives the outside elements can affect our skin as well as stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. These factors can make us look tired which can create puffiness, dark circles and dryness under our eyes. Furthermore, with aging comes dry skin and appearance of fine lines. The best way to combat these problems is by moisturizing our skin and eating healthy. For those that are not the best at eating healthy, the Age Smoothing Eye Serum might be a quick solution to your under eye problems. 

Sobo Skin care's Age Smoothing Eye Serum retails at $42.00. According to Sobo Skin care, this product is a siliconed based moisturizer that protects the skin around the under eye area from  puffiness, dryness and harmful elements that can contribute to a tired appearance.  This product also has a collection of essential lipids which accelerates healing, promotes the production of healthy skin cells and provides protection after medical procedures such as microdermabrasion and laser therapy. Sobo Skin Care's Age Smoothing Serum is all natural, hypoallergenic and is perfect for all skin types. 

Comprehensive Organic lipid complex containing natural cholesterol, organic ceramides, glycoceramides work to help hydrate,reduce puffiness, and protect the skin while promoting healing and regeneration.

Ceramides are naturally occurring skin lipids that help the skin retain moisture that is often lost as we age. These ceramides replenish the skin lipids leaving  skin looking smooth and supple. 

Sobo Skin Cares Product Contains:
No Parabans
No Gmos
No Synthetic dyes
No synthetic fragrances
No Tricolsan
No animal testing

Quick Drying
Comes in a pump
Sturdy packaging
All Natural


The packaging or bottle itself is simple, well made and very sturdy. If you drop it, it won't break.  As for the clear top it did break thanks to my one year old.

I like the fact that this product comes in a pump so you can control how much product comes out.
 Second picture: The product seems to be a bit runny.
Third picture: When you apply it,  it has a greasy texture. 
 Fourth picture : Product drys up completely with no greasy residue.

My final thoughts/experience

Over All, I really like this Sobo Skin Care's Age Smoothing Eye Serum. It really did moisturize my under eye area and kept it looking smooth and refreshed. It is a great product if you have mature skin,  have dark circles and suffer from dry under eye area. When I first applied Sobo Skin Care Age Smoothing Eye Serum, it felt greasy and I was afraid it would leave a greasy residue under my eye area and break out my skin, but it did not. It applies greasy, but drys up. What I also love about this product is that it is all natural. I recommend this product if you are suffering from dry, tired and puffy looking eyes. Since I am a mother, it helped my tired eyes look more alert and made my maturing skin around my under eye area look more youthful, moisturized and healthy looking.

You can purchase the Age Smoothing Eye Serum  at
Check out Sobo's other products at

You can enter this coupon code  TRYSOBO and get 25% discount on all SOBO products. yay! :) The code never expires and can only be used on entire first purchase.

Hope you  enjoyed this review and  see you lovelies in my next blog post :)

Maryam ox