It is really uncommon to not spot a PETRA kiosk in any of the malls in Dubai. I was quite intrigued by the claims of Dead Sea salt that is used in this brand, and I thought why not give it a try. A very friendly sales lady smiled warmly at me, when I showed her interest in the products and she just took my hand and started scrubbing it with a dead sea salt. 🙂
Now while she was scrubbing my hand, she was telling me of the benefits of dead sea minerals salt, and how PETRA is Paraben free and how it is not tested on animals. She then washed my hands and started the manicure – all standing at the kiosk! And she was a talker, I was sure that I am going to end up buying this product because I was very impressed by the cuticle oil and the buffer block. And guess what, I did end up buying the PETRA Uplifting Manicure Set for 100 Dirhams 😛
A little about Petra Cosmetics :
Petra is formulated in London, and uses dead sea salt mostly, in all of their products – the products are exceptionally suitable for all skin types. I personally believe it must be the Dead sea Minerals that does all the wonders. Petra is SLS free and Paraben Free and Cruelty free. You can get more information about this brand on their website PETRA
PETRA Uplifting Manicure Set
The contents of the Manicure set are –
- Uplifiting Hand and Body Lotion – 200 ml
The Hand and Body Lotion is extremely hydrating and smells great. It is a combination of essential minerals, plant extracts and cocoa butter that is good for the body and leaves a lasting refreshing smell.
Ingredients : Ingredients: Uplifting Hand & Body Lotion: Aqua/Water/Eau, Heobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Maris Sal, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol.
- Cuticle Oil with Dead Sea Minerals – 10 ml
The Cuticle oil will help keep the nails and cuticles in good condition. This oil makes sure that your cuticles remain hydrated and are easy to remove. This is a roller ball glass bottle and is easy to use around the cuticle and the nail.
Ingredients : Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Maris Sal.
- Nail Buffer-
This is a three step nail buffer which provides an amazing shine to your nails. You should begin with the black side – which is used to make the nail smooth and ridge-free, followed by the green side, which is an actual buff. This should then be followed by the white side which will leave the nail shiny! I was actually impressed by how pretty the nails shone after this. 🙂
- Emery Board-
Not that it needs much information, but using the emery board you can file your nails, but it is important to remember that you should files nails only in one direction.
The routine is pretty simple, and you can do it as often as you need it, starting with the buff block, then filing the nail, then applying the cuticle oil, followed by the uplifting hand and body lotion.
Mommy Likes :
1. The use of Dead Sea Minerals
2. Refreshing Smell
3. The friendly lady at the kiosk promised me that I can always come and ask for a replacement of the buffing block once it is used… and guess what? They gave me an additional one anyway. 🙂
1. The only dislike is that I have to go back to Dubai if I want to repurchase. I am not sure if the products are available online.
Mommy verdict – For 100 Dirhams, Petra Uplifting Manicure Set is a great deal. It is good to pamper your hands and feet every few days and when you are too busy to visit a parlour for your monthly appointenmet, you can always trust Petra to do some of the necessary care taking 🙂
Mommy Rating – 4.7/5