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AWARD WINNING SINGER SWAPNA ABRAHAM LAUNCHES THE 1000 SONGS IN 1000 DAYS CHALLENGE
2017-04-05
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Award winning singer Swapna Abraham today officially launched the 1000 Songs in 1000 Days Challenge running up to EXPO2020. The challenge will begin on April 8, 2017 and run until January 1, 2020 for a total of 1000 days.

HSI Events Management, a Dubai based company has partnered with Ms. Abraham in her world record attempt to write, compose, produce and publish a song a day for 1000 days.

Commenting on her musical marathon, Swapna Abraham said, “The UAE is very close to my heart. My parents came to the UAE in 1968, and this country has played a very big role in my life and the life of my family. The 1000 Songs in 1000 Days challenge is my way of thanking this nation, its people and, most importantly, the country’s leadership. I could not have chosen a better way than counting down to EXPO2020 through songs for a thousand days to show my gratitude.”

Each day, Ms. Abraham will get to the studio, and after turning on a live feed on Facebook to validate her World Record attempt, she will begin writing her song for the day. When that is completed, she will play the song on her keyboard. There will be a rough video recording made, with a date stamp to indicate when the song was written and sung. Once a fortnight, a special guest will be invited to attest to the integrity of the event. The project will be pegged to UAE time.

About Swapna Abraham

Abraham, who hails from Kerala in India was awarded the Maestro Award – LAMP-ICONGO Karmaveer Chakra for gospel music in 2012 and is an internationally renowned singer/songwriter who has recorded hundreds of songs in a career spanning twenty-four years. She has performed in several countries including USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and India. Her style of music stretches across the entire gamut from pop and country to folk and soul and she has 22 albums to her credit. Abraham has lived in the UAE for over two decades.

1000 Songs in 1000 Days Official Website

www.1000songsin1000days.com

About HSI Events Management

Founded in 2015 in Dubai, UAE, HSI (High Social Impact) Events Management is a company that works on projects which include organizing corporate events, e-gaming leagues, sports tournaments, weddings and other special events. For more information on HSI Events, including the details of the upcoming challenge, please visit the HSI Events website: www.hsievents. com. 

Big Boys Toys Returns Bigger and With World Firsts
2016-11-23
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Big Boys Toys returns to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 23-26, 2016, for the Middle East’s largest luxury, innovations and technology expo. Organised by Artaaj Events, the show will be opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and will launch a number of world-firsts over the four days.

Three times larger than last year, the show will display over 200 products from various categories. Products on display include gadgets, automobiles, handbags and futuristic fashion accessories, offering men, women and children of all ages some of the most advanced products from around the globe.

Visitors will be part of a host of headline product launches, including the world's fastest street legal production bike, one of the world’s most powerful cars boasting fighter jet technology for the first time in automobiles and the globe’s smallest and fastest single-engine jet.

For the first time this year the expo will also feature an entire section dedicated to women who love luxury. The all-new Woman’s World exhibits the world’s most unique and exclusive in women’s luxury lifestyle, including travel, jewelry, beauty, lifestyle and wellness.

For the thrill seekers, the Super Car Test Drive Pit presented by Shell Helix will provide the boldest visitors with the chance to drive some of the most powerful cars in the world. Visitors will also be able to enjoy interactive experiences, such as virtual reality, simulators, reality games and shooting.

Biju Jayaraaj, CEO of Artaaj Events, comments, “This event is going to be the most exciting exhibition of its type the region has seen. Amongst the headliners, both adults and youngsters, must not miss the unforgettable expereicne of witnessing the global launch of Letrons, the world’s first car to transform into a robot. This year we are proud to host 200 products from over 39 countries.”

Big Boys Toys encompasses all facets of the luxury and lifestyle industry, including aviation, marine, drive and ride, wellness, fashion, lifestyle, digital, adventure and off-road industries. This year’s event will feature products exceeding a net worth of over US$200m.

Tickets cost Dh300 at bigboystoysuae.com


Notes to the editor:

Letrons video: https://youtu.be/NLO9_86x3-I

Show Video : https://youtu.be/oX5rW3e0kMQ

Tickets:

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased on the website from Dh300. Tickets are available at: http://www.bigboystoysuae.com/tickets/. Along with the purchase of a ticket, guests are notified of the dress code, which further adds to the premium experience visitors are investing in.

VIP: AED300

Club Royale: AED5,000

Club Royale (Table of 10): AED40,000

Timing Information:

Date Time

23 November (Wednesday) 2pm to 9pm

24 November (Thursday) 12pm to 10pm

25 November (Friday) 12pm to 10pm

26 November (Saturday) 12pm to 10pm

Sole DXB 2016 New Balance
2016-11-19
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Made

The MADE part uses the interesting story of the 990 to drive its story of US manufacturing heritage.

The 990 story sets a premium tone for the series, and presents it as a platform for story-telling and brand collaborations.

The opening is referenced from the NB MADE brand guide, so the facts and data used are official.

Tone: premium, proud and confident of the US made heritage, as per the NB MADE brand guide.

580

Focuses on the street relevance and evolution of the model from creation to 20th anniversary.

Tone: energetic

CT300

Tells CT300 tech and story while projecting a vintage classic image.

Tone: energetic


About New Balance:

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2014 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalancegcc.com

About Apparel Group

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through 55 international brands that it represents over 1250 stores spread over four continents and employing 12,000 multicultural staff. The Dubai based multi retail conglomerate that began with just one brand in 1999 is now aiming to have 1500 stores by end 2016.

Apparel group has carved its strong presence not only in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bah-rain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia but opened thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Jordan, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Additionally, clear strate-gies are in place to enter markets such as Iraq, Egypt and the broader African conti-nent. Apparel Group operates brands from around the world originating from USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and includes leading names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Aldo, Nine West, Skechers, Aeropostale, The Children’s Place, Tim Hortons, Charles & Keith to name a few. The Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Chairman, Nilesh Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception 17 years ago.

www.appareluae.com

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Face Oil.
2016-11-02
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I love dressing up my face with the right skincare products and cosmetics, so I'm always on a look out for the right essentials for my skin. My skin needs different treatment in different seasons. Heat, humidity, air-conditioning and extreme cold, often tend to leave my skin flaky, dry and dehydrated.

As we are all aware of the fact that eating right leads to beautiful skin. But to keep it youthful and gleaming, we need to invest in the right kind of skincare products.

I'm a beauty blogger and a makeup artist, so I get to test and evaluate different kind of skincare products. Some products leave my skin super on certain days and other days, dry and dull. Due to this reason, I'm always on a look out for that extra something for my skin.

As a brand ambassador of Palmers Middleeast, I get to try out their products and to be honest I’m in love with their skincare range. I began using Palmers body lotions during and after my pregnancy and even now, they never failed to disappoint me.

Let me quickly brief you all about the Brand

Palmer's uses only the finest ingredients to provide consumers the highest quality formulas at affordable prices. All of our products are hand crafted based on Palmer's long standing heritage and experience in offering superior formulations that deliver results. This is why Palmer's promise to its consumers has always been an unconditional guarantee of quality.

I was send across Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil for FACE to try out. And I'm so thrilled to enlighten you all on how wonderfully this Oil worked for me.


About the product

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil, Rosehip, is an advanced multi-purpose skin perfection product that can be used all over the body and face. This preservative-free, phthalate free, lightweight formula contains an exclusive blend of key ingredients formulated to help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Skin looks and feels instantly soft and smooth with this unique, non-greasy, non-staining formula.


Ingredient list

Cocoa Butter: a rich natural moisturizer that leaves skin soft and silky, tranforming even the roughest, driest areas into buttery soft skin.

Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks and imperfections on the skin, giving a more even and toned appearance.

Cetesomate-E: helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, dry, damaged skin, uneven skin tone, aging skin and fine lines and wrinkles

Sesame Oil: moisturizes deeply to improve skin's moisture levels leaving it looking more hydrated, firmer and more plump

Canola Oil: helps even skin tone by targeting marks and spots while moisturizing for and conditioning the skin

Rosehip Oil: contains essential fatty acids, Vitamin C and Vitamin A to promote healthy skin cell rejuvenation


Packaging

The Oil is packed in a small brown 30 ml glass bottle, which is well labeled and can be recycled.

It has a dropper cap which disperse right amount of drops. Its travel friendly and leakage free.


My thoughts

Palmers Skin Therapy Face Oil has added that extra zing to my skin. To my surprise, this made my skin look hydrated, youthful and smooth within a few days. I applied the oil with my fingers all over the face, avoiding the eye area. The oil seems to sink in my skin. Over a period of time I noticed my fine lines, pores and dryness fading away. It didn't irritate my skin nor left it greasy. The formula moisturized my skin and is definitely an all year round weather savior. The Oil blended seamlessly and made my facial skin look radiant. This innovative oil nicely conditions the texture of my skin and YES, it smells nice. This regime seems to have the ability to soften all the debris on my face by revealing a super hydrated skin and by moisturizing it to the maximum. Palmers lightweight oil penetrates the layers of skin deeply for great results and gets absorbed easily. It leaves no sticky residue behind. It's fortifying formula and cocktail of different oils like almond oil, vitamin C and retinol helps to fight off free radicals. This has improved my super sensitive skin elasticity and firmness.

I sure have a happy skin now. I prefer to use the oil in the night for intensive results along with my favourite creams. I hope that long usage of the oil will give me even more sublime skin texture, relax my fine lines and keeps my skin refreshed. The oil is very reasonably priced and will last for a very long time as I use only 3 to 4 drops every night. Its retails at AED 30 and is available in all the supermarkets across GCC. I'm sure it is the newest trusted skin perfecter and a complete knock off.

I definitely recommend Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Face Oil.

Transform your haircare routine with a luxury monthly box from Alterna
2016-11-01
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** GlamBox launches exclusive Alterna Haircare box for November subscriptions **

Finding the right haircare brand to suit all your needs can be difficult. This November, Alterna Haircare partners with UAE beauty box company, GlamBox to launch an exclusive hair box to revamp your current hair care ritual.

Alterna Haircare has pioneered luxury salon haircare since 1997 and has developed a range of high performance products that is inspired by the science behind skincare.

November’s hair box from GlamBox will include five luxury travel size products from Alterna Haircare’s Caviar collection and will offer subscribers the chance to transform their current hair ritual. The hair box will offer a five step treatment approach, perfect for a hair spa day at home or a pamper evening! Allow us to tell you more about what will be in the box…

*Alterna Caviar Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment

This luxurious pre-shampoo can be used weekly as an intensive treatment. It deeply moisturises to revitalise dehydrated strands, leaving hair supremely smooth, soft and shiny.

*Alterna Caviar RepairX Instant Recovery Shampoo

This restorative, sulfate-free shampoo infused with Caviar and strand building proteins mimics the hairs natural ceramides to help repair damaged strands. 9 out of 10 women saw improved hair strength, frizz-control, softness and shine increase.

*Alterna Caviar RepairX Instant Recovery Conditioner

This paraben-free conditioner transforms damaged hair and protects against breakage and future damage. 95% less breakage after just one use.

*Alterna Caviar RepairX Fill & Fix Treatment Masque

This deeply reparative treatment masque nourishes and strengthens hair, improving manageability and leaving hair soft, shiny and completely restored. Hello great hair days!

Alterna Caviar CC Cream

This miracle leave-in CC Cream delivers 10 benefits in 1 easy step, leaving hair perfectly polished. Provides complete: moisture, shine, smoothness, softness, UV protection, manageability, strength, anti-breakage, heat protection and light hold. Can be used alone or as a foundation for the layering of other styling products.

Alterna Haircare is available at Chill Salon Dubai, where they offer the highest caliber of services and use Alterna Haircare as the salon brand of choice.

Be quick to grab yours, as this beauty box will not be available for long as subscriptions close on November 14th 2016.

You can become a Glamista and subscribe to GlamBox by purchasing packages of 3, 6, or 12 months from as little as AED 71 per month. So, what are you waiting for?

For more details, come on over to www.glambox.me, discover the latest beauty treats and trends before anyone else and subscribe to our monthly beauty indulgence.


About GlamBox.Me:

GlamBox Middle East was established in December 2011 to help women discover the latest and greatest in makeup, skincare, hair care, and fragrances. For a nominal fee, subscribers receive a gorgeous box with 4-5 beauty minis each month – delivered right to their doorsteps. It’s a great way to keep up to date on seasonal trends and experience new products you normally wouldn’t have the chance to try. For more information please visit glambox.sa (Saudi Arabia) or glambox.me (United Arab Emirates) and follow GlamBox.Me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GlamBoxME), YouTube (www.youtube.com/glamboxme and Instagram (@GlamBoxME).

About Chill Salon:

Having established successful career’s in Dubai and internationally, Chill salon stylists are of the highest caliber, assuring you of that amazing transition from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary through the most scientific, current, and fashionable treatments.

About BEAUTYLICIOUS:

Beautylicious is the official and exclusive distributor of Alterna Haircare products in the UAE, Kuwait and Middle East Region. For more inquiries about the Alterna brand, products and partner salons where you can get Alterna luxury products, please contact (971) 04-2206024 or email info@beautylicious.com. 

Sephora Middle East Unveils Nuit Kajal
2016-09-05
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 AED 69/ QAR 68/ SAR 70/ BAH 7.1/ KWT 5.50

If eyes are the mirrors of the soul of a woman, Kajal is the ultimate accessory to enhance its charming power! Discover the undisputed icon of eye makeup with Made In Sephora’s latest Middle East exclusive beauty creation: the utterly intense and incredibly long-lasting NUIT KAJAL.

A highly pigmented kohl stick designed to create the perfect smudged liner or smoky eyeshadow, Sephora’s dramatic Nuit Kajal comes in 4 mesmerizing shades. Go bold and black with the Sephora Nuit Kajal in Fascinating Black to add drama to your eyes as the night falls. Reminiscent of the blue moonlit night sky, the Sephora Nuit Kajal in Attractive Blue is this season’s essential pop of colour. Go softer on your eyes with a Charming Brown and switch from day to night with ease, or sweep on an Enchanting Beige on your waterline, and brighten up your eyes for a beautiful night out.

The Kajal’s rich creamy texture glides on smoothly and blends easily, providing optimal comfort for all-day wear even within the inner rims of the eyes. Its intense pigment and ingenious design are ideal for creating a smouldering smoky eye or a beautifully bold gaze. What’s more? The Sephora Nuit Kajal is made from all natural organic ingredients, not only making it safe to use, but also protecting the eyes from infections.

Produced exclusively for Sephora Middle East, the Sephora Nuit Kajal will be available across all Sephora Stores in the Middle East from October 2016, prior to worldwide roll out.


History of the original Kajal

The KAJAL pencil has been traditionally used in India, Egypt and in the Middle East for decades now, and is one of the oldest types of eyeliners to be used. It was traditionally made from heavy metals, (lead sulphate) however due to the ill-effects of heavy metals, modern kohl pencils are made from ingredients that are non-toxic such as resins, plant extracts and soot.

The Kajal pencil was also used in North Africa by people of all ages and genders, as it was believed to protect the eyes from infection and desert sun, while also moisturizing and protecting the skin around the eyes. Egyptians, who are believed to have pioneered in making the Kajal, made many other colors except black such as malachite and lapus lazuli.

Dubai set for shopping frenzy with The Big Clearance Sale
2016-08-26
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Grab over 80% off on an array of global brands at The Big Clearance Sale from 1-3 September at Dubai World Trade Centre
Chance to win two daily prizes of AED 5,000, plus a Jeep Wrangler Sport on the last day

Dubai’s retail offering is set to hit new heights when The Big Clearance Sale returns to the emirate from 1-3 September at Dubai World Trade Centre’s Za’abeel Halls 1, 2 and 3.

Bringing together some of the biggest retail groups – Azadea Group, Apparel Group, M. H. Alshaya Co, Al Ghurair Retail and Landmark Group – under one roof, The Big Clearance Sale will give residents and visitors the opportunity to buy an array of designer products from their favourite international brands at unmatchable prices. Shoppers can expect over 80% off on a host of merchandise, ranging from fashion apparel and accessories, to cosmetics, perfumes, shoes and much more.

The three-day event features over 40 international brands, including Zara Home, Salsa, Old Navy, Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Debenhams, Topshop, H&M, Springfield and Steve Madden, to name a few.

Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the event aims to further enhance Dubai’s position as a year-round tourism destination offering unique leisure, shopping and entertainment experiences.

Saeed Mohammed Mesam Alfalasi, Executive Director, Retail and Strategic Alliances, DFRE, said: “Now a permanent fixture in Dubai’s retail calendar, The Big Clearance Sale has helped to further reinforce Dubai’s position as the leading shopping destination in the region. This popular event provides the perfect environment for shoppers to snap up a bargain or two, while giving retailers an opportunity to hold a one-of-a-kind end-of-season sale prior to introducing their new collections. Following closely on the success of Dubai Summer Surprises, we believe The Big Spring Clearance Sale will help keep up the momentum in the retail sector.

“The Big Clearance Sale is a reflection of the energy and inspiration of Dubai, offering amazing deals from world-famous brands, and we invite residents and visitors to make the most of the city’s many shopping experiences, delivering great value, quality and style.”

The favourable timing of the sale coincides with the return of many Dubai residents from their summer holidays overseas, giving parents the opportunity to scout for essential items before the start of the new school year.

As part of efforts to make The Big Clearance Sale a rewarding experience, every visitor will obtain a ‘Visit and Win’ raffle coupon that will be entered into a daily draw, offering two prizes of AED 5,000 in cash. Additionally, shoppers who spend AED 300 will be entitled to a ‘Shop and Win’ raffle coupon that will be entered into a draw on the last day of the event to win the grand prize of a Jeep Wrangler Sport.

On its first two days (1-2 September), the event will run daily from 10am till midnight, and then open from 10am till 8pm on the final day on 3 September. Entry to the event is free.

THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING BRANDS

Azadea Group – Zara Home; Crazy 8; Gymboree; Reserved; Pimkie; Jules; Marina Rinaldi; Persona; Boggi; Salsa; Punt Roma; Piazza Italia; Old Navy

Apparel Group – Athlete’s Co; Charles & Keith; Nine West; Empora; Beverly Hills Polo Club; Aeropostale; Shoe Studio; Naturalizer; Juicy Couture; Nautica; Calvin Klein; Kenneth Cole; Tommy Hilfiger; La Vie En Rose

M. H. Alshaya Co – Debenhams; Claire’s; Dorothy Perkins; Evans; Wallis; Topshop; Express; Jack Wills; NEXT; Milano; Foot Locker; H&M; MUJI

Al Ghurair Retail – Springfield; Boux Avenue; Morgan de Toi; Prenatal

Landmark Group – Ecco; Steve Madden; Kazar; Kurt Geiger; Dumond; Nose; Stride Rite; Puket; Pablosky

Families gear up for Back-to-School season
2016-08-21
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Designed for residents and tourists to experience the best of summer, the 19th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) - the region’s longest running summer extravaganza of its kind – gives families preparing for a new school year the chance to indulge in unbeatable deals with the onset of the Back-to-School season.

Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), DSS has paved the way for various promotions for Back-to-School, especially those contributing towards enhancing the stationery and school supplies business.

Shoppers in Dubai have the chance to win a total of AED 500,000 in school tuition fees for their children in the ‘Shop & Win Scholarships’ back-to-school promotion, which is run jointly by DFRE and the Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG).

Shoppers spending a minimum AED 200 on school-related purchases at participating outlets in the malls are entitled to a raffle coupon that will be entered into a draw, offering the chance to win a full year’s scholarship for their child up to a maximum value of AED 50,000. 10 lucky shoppers stand to win in this promotion, which commenced on 18 August and runs until 27 August.

Farook Abu Bakr, Chairman of Farook International Stationery, said: “The stationery business, which is estimated at almost one billion dirhams, has seen positive sales during the last few days, with the fast approaching new school year. Sales have witnessed an increase during this period, compared to other months of the year as people take full advantage of the discounted opportunities.”

“All school stationery requirements are catered for including new products that suit the various tastes of students. Customers especially enjoy our products from European and Japanese markets, focusing on fun and high quality items.”

Iraqi national, Ali Mohammed, said: "School supplies that are of good quality are available during DSS at the best prices. My favourite places to shop are Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Festival City Mall where all my stationery requirements are met, while I buy bags and other items from shops at The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.”

The 19th edition of DSS concludes today (Saturday 19 August) after 43 days of offering great events, rewarding deals and family fun under the theme ‘Own The Summer’.

For more information, go to: www.dubaisummersurprises.com and to participate in the DSS extravaganza, be sure to use the hashtag #DubaiSummerSurprises on the following social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsssocial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dsssocial

Instagram – DSSsocial  

Snapchat – DSSsocial

DSS 2016 More Surprises, More Rewards, More fun
2016-08-03
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Summer is here and so is Dubai Summer Surprises—the longest running family summer extravaganza of its kind in the region—offering residents and tourists unbeatable deals, great events and family fun.

‘Own the Summer’ this season and make it your best summer ever by rediscovering Dubai through its renowned iconic shopping and lifestyle destinations and by creating long-lasting memories with family and friends.

The 19th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, which runs until August 20, is organized by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). DSS 2016 offers exciting shopping and dining promotions, as well as the opportunity to enjoy family-oriented entertainment and the chance to win prizes worth millions of dirhams including 12 Infiniti cars. Head down to where the action is - The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira, City Centre Me’aisem, Dubai Festival City Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart 2, BOXPARK, CITY WALK, THE BEACH, Mercato, Dubai Marina Mall, and many other participating malls, to own your summer!

For more information, go to: www.dubaisummersurprises.com and to participate in the DSS extravaganza, be sure to use the hashtag #DubaiSummerSurprises on the following social media channels:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsssocial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dsssocial

Instagram – DSSsocial  

Snapchat – DSSsocial


Dabur Amla
2016-06-23
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Our hair deserves an equal amount of constant care as our face and to have perfect hair, we should use the right products that meet our hair needs on a daily basis. And the right products like oil, shampoo, conditioner, etc. Won’t only save us from frequent salon visits, but also, won't leave a dent in our pockets.

While the temperature is going up in Dubai, we should follow maximum preservative home treatments to attain gorgeous hair.

We have grown up seeing and using Dabur Amla hair products in our households for a very long time. They are known to promote natural, Ayurvedic ingredients, which help in keeping our hair healthy and supple. Dabur Amla recently introduced shampoo replacement hair cleaning milk in UAE. This cleansing milk is sulphate free and claims to alter damaged hair with every wash.

Let me brief you about Dabur before I move on to provide you with more detailed information on their latest launch.


About Dabur Amla

Dabur India is also a world leader in Ayurveda with a portfolio of over 250 Herbal/Ayurvedic products. Dabur's FMCG portfolio today includes five flagship brands with distinct brand identities -- Dabur as the master brand for natural healthcare products, Vatika for premium personal care, Hajmola for digestives, Réal for fruit juices and beverages and Fem for fairness bleaches and skin care products.

Dabur today operates in key consumer product categories like Hair Care, Oral Care, Health Care, Skin Care, Home Care and Foods. The company has a wide distribution network, covering over 5.3 million retail outlets with a high penetration in both urban and rural markets.

Dabur's products also have huge presence in the overseas markets and are today available in over 120 countries across the globe. Its brands are highly popular in the Middle East, SAARC countries, Africa, US, Europe and Russia. Dabur's overseas revenue today accounts for over 30% of the total turnover.


About their newest launch in UAE

Dabur Amla Shampoo Replacement Cleansing Milk.

This shampoo comes in 3 types

1) Moisturising Shampoo

(For dry & rough hair)

2) Volumizing

(For limp & oily hair)

3) Strenghening

(For weak & falling hair)


Packaging

The plastic bottle is cute and sturdy. It's a flip cap bottle and is well labeled in Arabic and English, which include ingredient list, how to use and properties of the product.

It's not travel friendly as it’s a big 400ml container. The product in it will last for a couple of months if you have short hair.


Formula

Dabur Amla Shampoo Replacement formula is of white color cleansing milk, which is slightly dense. It lathers well and rinses easily. The fragrance is mild and pleasant which lingers on the hair for quite sometime.


My opinion

I need to frequently wash my hair, as it's very oily. Most of the shampoos, which I've used, leave my hair dry and brittle due to the high amount of sulphate in it. Sulphate is widely used in household cleaning products like detergents, etc that damages the scalp and hair follicles. So I decided to give Dabur Amla Cleansing Milk a try. I used it for a couple of weeks and love the results.

The proteins and its milky formula, not only smoothens my scalp but it is also great for everyday use. I'm intrigued with the formula. I just need a small amount of this clever formula to rinse off my hair. A single wash is enough to smoothen out the hair. This exclusive formula repairs, hydrates and revitalize the hair. With frequent use of Dabur Amla Shampoo Replacement, my hair feels lush, manageable and styles well now. The rich and moisturizing formula of the shampoo has improved the appearance of my hair by decreasing its roughness and dryness. It’s environmentally friendly due to the absence of sulphate in it.

I highly recommend this product and for better results, it should be paired with Dabur Amla hair oil. Dabur Amla products are available in all the supermarkets, across the UAE and online.

Have a great week ahead.

Open Your Eyes To NEW Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara The must-have lash tool innovation creating instant LIFT and volume
2016-05-29
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Introducing the NEW Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara; a breakthrough innovation with a next-generation Lash Uplift Brush that instantly lifts lashes for a fuller, more voluptuous and glamorous lash look.

The revolutionary Lash Uplift Brush design lifts lashes for 5x more volume, thanks to its unique helix-shaped dimensions. Composed of alternating fins and bristles, the brush catches and grips each individual lash, lifting from the base, then coats and combs every single lash. The clever lash tool innovation results in lifted, volumised and separated lashes to glamorously frame and open the eyes.  

Joining the Award-winning False Lash Effect boutique, the launch reflects Max Factor research that shows women desire more visible lashes, appearing wide-eyed and vibrant. The key to achieve this is in the LIFT. By lifting the lashes, the thickest part of the lash is more visible, creating a higher volume perception.

Many women believe curling the lashes can achieve the same effect, but lifting and curling are not the same. Curling creates an increased curvature of the lashes whereas lifting allows the lashes to maintain their natural shape; increasing the angle between the eye and the lash base. By increasing this angle, the visible length of the lashes are maximised for an eye opening effect.

The innovative beauty heroine: the NEW Max Factor Lash Uplift Brush

Regional Creative Director for Max Factor, Joelle Mardinian, is an expert in creating lifted, voluptuous lashes:

“With new Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara, lifted, fuller and richer lashes is a reality for every day women who seek glamorous, standout lashes. Thanks to its innovative Lash Uplift Brush, lashes are lifted but also volumised and separated, making it a really dynamic and powerful brush. I’m super-impressed, but expect nothing less from the masters of mascara.

The Lash Uplift Brush has everything needed to catch, coat and comb every single lash for that instant lift and open-eyed, high impact look that we all love. Consequently, this is must-have new addition to the False Lash Effect family, which I’m a huge fan of, and this latest sister innovation has fast become another go-to in my artistry kit.”


Create Your Own Glamour Transformation

The iconic look of Marilyn MonroeTM, Max Factor Global Ambassador, relied on beautifully volumised and lifted lashes, her flirtatious and bubbly persona shone through gorgeously framed wide eyes. With a signature make-up look designed by Mr. Max Factor – also the pioneer of the first mascara wand - Marilyn embodied the voluptuous lash look.

Today, we encourage every woman to #MakeGlamourHappen, exploring different looks to bring out the best of their beauty and glamour. With Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect, stunning eye transformations are within easy reach: so channel your inner Marilyn and embrace voluptuous eyes.

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara is available from May in black and black/brown as well as a waterproof RRP 82 AED..  

At Last, Proven Anti-ageing that’s as light as a feather Introducing NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15
2016-05-14
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7 anti-ageing benefits in 1 weightless moisturiser

APRIL 2016: Olay Total Effects, the All-in- One from the World’s Number One Female Facial Skincare Brand 1 , with more than

100 award wins globally, has an innovative new day cream – NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15. It is surprisingly lightweight, quick-absorbing, comes with proven anti-ageing benefits and SPF protection.

Recent Olay consumer research has revealed that 48% of women in the UK haven’t bought any skin care product in the previous year. Many of these women had tried anti-ageing day creams in the past but found them too heavy or greasy for their skin for day-time use.

In response, Olay scientists have created a breakthrough innovation, NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15 – so anti-ageing skincare no longer has to weigh you down!

NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15 is non-greasy, fast-absorbing and non-comedogenic, allowing skin to breathe throughout the day. It also contains SPF15 protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays using Olay SolaSheer technology™ - that doesn’t leave a sticky layer so skin feels weightless.

7 PROVEN ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS, 1 WEIGHTLESS MOISTURISER

Olay Total Effects is for busy, multi-tasking women who want simple but effective anti-ageing skincare. It provides quick and convenient 1 step solutions to address 7 signs of ageing.

Olay Total Effects’ proven anti-ageing results are down to its super-multi- vitamin complex, VitaNiacin™; a unique patented combination of Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), Pro-vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, specifically formulated to help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier and fight 7 signs of skin ageing for younger, healthier-looking skin in 1 simple step.

 Reduces the appearance of wrinkles

 Restores firmness

 Moisturizes

 Brightens

 Evens tone

 Smooths texture

 Refines look of pores

Olay scientists recently reviewed the optimal level of VitaNiacin™ complex in Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser SPF15 and boosted the formula with 40% more vitamins, including 5% Niacinamide. For Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15, they worked to retain the effectiveness of the iconic formula but with a more desirable lightweight feel on skin. In fact, it contains significantly less powders and heavy absorbable materials than the original formulation for a superior, weightless finish.

LIGHTWEIGHT & NON-STICKY SPF15 PROTECTION FOR EVERY DAY

As 80% of premature skin ageing comes from UV exposure that occurs not only on the beach during sun exposure but in the office in a cloudy day, it was important to deliver the same UVA/UVB effectiveness but with a lightweight feel on skin so that women use it every day.

NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15 also comes with optimized Olay SolaSheer Technology™ a photo- stabilized sunscreen system which offers broad spectrum SPF15 protection against both UVB and UVA rays to help mitigate daily UV damage.

How it works: Each sunscreen absorbs UV across a specific range and also within a narrow area for peak absorbance. A combination of sunscreen actives is needed to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Olay scientists removed less-absorbable and overlapping filters but without losing the broad spectrum protection so a unique combination of complimentary UVA/UVB filters gives protection that feels lightweight, leaving skin clean and able to breathe.

A WEIGHTLESS SOLUTION TO AGELESS SKIN

Feel the difference with NEW Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15 - the 7-in- 1 from the World’s no 1. Make it part of your everyday skincare regimen.

AVAILABILITY: New Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturiser SPF15 is available from April. Recommended retail price from 48 AED and 55 SAR. For more information, visit www.olayarabia.com

MADE IN SEPHORA AND EXCLUSIVE BRANDS SUMMER 2016 LAUNCHES
2016-05-03
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Sephora switches on summer mode! Yet again this season, Sephora has concocted a wide array of petite makeup gems, cleverly designed skincare products, and a fantastic range of fragrances for the summer heat.

Made in Sephora

"To simply life and create smart beauty products:" this is Sephora's mantra. With Finger tip liners that let us line our eyes in the most original ways imaginable, or let us create intense, colorful eye makeup looks that last, Sephora’s colorful makeup range is nothing but perfect for the summer. Available in all Sephora stores from June 2016.

BECCA – NEW EXCLUSIVE BRAND LAUNCH

The much talked about celebrity cosmetics brand is finally here in the Middle East! BECCA Cosmetics announces the launch of its entire makeup range exclusively at Sephora stores in the Middle East. Indulge in beauty surprises and welcome the BECCA Glow. Available exclusively at Sephora stores in UAE from June 2016, Sephora Bahrain from July 016, and Sephora KSA from October 2016.

Huda Beauty

2016 signs the expansion of HUDA BEAUTY. Whether your will dress your eyes with the new collection of lashes or upgrade your pout game with the highly desirable Lip Contours, HUDA BEAUTY will be all over your vanity this year. Now available exclusively at Sephora stores UAE.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Expanding beyond the Brow, Anastasia Beverly Hills brings and array of Lip and Eye Color Products to the Middle East. The much-loved liquid lipsticks, lip glosses, eyeshadow singles, waterproof crème color and metallic luster liners will finally be available exclusively at Sephora UAE and Kuwait from April 20th 2016, and from May 2016 in Sephora Qatar. 


MADE IN SEPHORA 


The Mascara Mini

AED 40/ QAR 40/ KSA 41/ BAH 4.1/ KWT 3.25

It's a  cute little mascara that infuses lashes with volume and thickness is perfect for slipping in our purses or storing in our desk drawers at work. Its 4 ml size makes it really practical, a true makeup must-have. 


Mini Colorful shadow & liner

AED 35/ QAR 35/ KSA 36/ BAH 3.6/ KWT 3

Fun to use, intense, resistant to heat and humidity and delivering high coverage, these jumbo pencils glide effortlessly onto eyelids to robe them in color in the most intuitive way imaginable. A highly practical solution when we're in a hurry!


Pocket Atomizer Sephora by Travalo – silver

AED 55/ QAR 59/ KSA 59/ BAH 5.9/ KWT 5

We can load this super-easy-to-fill pocket atomizer with our favorite perfume to have access to our signature scent at any time of day! 


Ribbon hair ties x 4

AED 20/ QAR 20/ KSA 20/ BAH 2.1/ KWT 1.75

Whether we slip them onto our wrists or use them to create a flawless ponytail or bun, these ribbon hair ties are just what we need in both situations!


SOS Beauty Kit

AED 95/ QAR 94/ KSA 97/ BAH 9.8/ KWT 7.5

Thanks to this SOS beauty kit's mini nail file, mini tweezers, pocket mirror, duo of hair ties, express eye makeup remover wipes and express nail polish remover wipes, we'll be sure to lack nothing in the event of any beauty emergency.


BECCA

Exclusively at Sephora

The One Perfecting Brush

AED 225/ QAR 225/ KSA 225/ BAH 23/ KWT 17.5

Perfect the art of application. A true beauty multitasker, this brush can be used with liquids, creams, powders and anything in between. From the apples of the cheeks to the contours of the face, it’s the ideal brush to simplify and
perfect your look. Comprised of 12x more hairs than the average brush, the high quality, naturally soft bristles allow for a flawless application and airbrushed finish. The unique shape quickly and effortlessly covers large areas and precise contours.


Additional Features and Benefits

• Non-porous, high quality natural goat hair

• Cuts makeup application time in half

• Replaces 10 other brushes and tools

• Possible techniques include targeted application, stippling, blending, contouring and highlighting

• Reinforced with shed-resistant technology, however
the brush may lose a strand or two during use.
This is completely natural and will lessen with use
and proper care.


Under Eye Brightening Corrector

AED 138/ QAR 138/ KSA 138/ BAH 14/ KWT 11

This first of its kind, full coverage crème corrector adds radiance to the under eye area, providing backlighting for your concealer. It completely eradicates under eye darkness by
brightening and evening skin tone. This rich, luminescent crème won’t settle into fine lines
or wrinkles and preps skin for smooth, even concealer coverage.

Coverage: Full

Formula: Crème

Finish: Luminous

Additional Features and Benefits

• Infused with ultra-fine light-reflecting illuminators

• Provides long-wearing coverage

• Pairs perfectly with Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème to conceal, correct and brighten the under eye area 


Ombré Nudes Eye Palette

AED 184/ QAR 184/ KSA 184/ BAH 19/ KWT 14

5 perfectly matte nudes designed for your eyes, 
but capable of so much more…

Velvety soft, tone-on-tone Ombré nudes create natural depth and subtle highlight, for perfectly contoured eyes. These versatile neutrals can be used to create a range of looks, from subtle to bold

Coverage: Buildable

Formula: Pressed Powder

Finish: Matte

Additional Features and Benefits

• Green Coffee Oil helps awaken the eyes and smooth the lids

• Built-in priming effect extends the wear of your shadow

• Lighter shades add light & lift to accentuate eyes while darker shades can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner

• Can also be used to fill in sparse brows and contour the face

• Warm and cool undertones make these shades ideal for all skin tones


Ombré Rouge Eye Palette

AED 184/ QAR 184/ KSA 184/ BAH 19/ KWT 14

A palette of five velvety soft, rouge-toned shades to beautifully sculpt and enhance the eyes. Perfectly matte shades provide pigment-rich tones. Effortlessly mix and match five colours to create over thirty looks, from subtle to bold.

Coverage: Buildable

Formula: Pressed Powder

Finish: Matte

Additional Features and Benefits

• Green Coffee Oil helps awaken the eyes and smooth the lids

• Built-in priming effect extends the wear of your shadow

• Lighter shades add light & lift to accentuate eyes

• Darker shades can be used wet or dry as an eyeliner

• Warm and cool undertones make these shades ideal for all skin tones


Shadow and Light Brow Contour Mousse

AED 115/ QAR 115/ KSA 115/ BAH 12/ KWT 9

Instant brush-on brow extensions! This dual definition formula contours and highlights
to create fuller-looking brows that beautifully frame
your face.

Coverage: Buildable

Formula: Mousse

Finish: Natural

Shades: Cocoa (light), Café (medium) Mocha (dark)

Brow enhancing mousse lowlight shade

• Use to thicken, fill in gaps and extend brows

• Air-whipped texture enriched with flexible silicone
polymers to allow for smooth application without
clumping

• Advanced technology fibers that adhere to existing
brow hairs as well as the skin to create the most
natural hair-like effect

Arch defining crème highlight shade

• Defines, accentuates and sharpens arches

Serious staying power

• Long-lasting, water-resistant and smudge-proof*
with a natural finish


Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush

AED 156/ QAR 156/ KSA 156/ BAH 16/ KWT 12

A delicate powder blush that creates a lustrous flush of radiant colour. Inspired by bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, this range of 6 feminine shades flatter all skin tones from the lightest to the deepest. The versatile formula can be worn alone for a pop of shimmering colour, or as a blush topper to add dimension to any look.

Formula: Pressed Powder

Finish: Luminous

Additional Features and Benefits

• Paraben free


Mineral Blush

AED 147/ QAR 147/ KSA 147/ BAH 15/ KWT 11

Infused with micro-fine minerals that deliver a naturally flushed look, this Mineral Blush provides a smooth, buildable flush of color from
soft and subtle to bright and bold. It contains skin-nourishing conditioners for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Apply to the apples of your cheeks and blend out towards the temple.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Formula: Powder

Finish: Matte

Additional Features and Benefits

• Infused with antioxidant vitamins for all skin types,
even the most sensitive

• Amino Acids help condition skin cells

• Aloe Extract soothes the skin

• Free of: Parabens, phenoxyethanol, fragrance,
alcohol, oil, chemical dyes, talc and other fillers


Beach Tint

AED 115/ QAR 115/ KSA 115/ BAH 12/ KWT 9

An award-winning editors' favorite and bestseller, this blendable crème creates a beautiful flush. Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E to repair and soothe skin, this crème stain tints lips and cheeks with a natural wash of color. Apply to lips and cheeks under or over makeup with fingertips or a brush

Coverage: Light to Medium

Formula: Crème

Finish: Light Matte

Additional Features and Benefits

• Layer under powder blushes, bronzers, lip balms and lip glosses for added intensity

• Subtle, fruity scent

• Dermatologically tested

• Free of: Parabens and oil

The BECCA range will be available across Sephora stores in UAE, Kuwait and Qatar as of 1st June 2016, in Bahrain as of 1st July 2016, and in KSA from 1st October 2016. 


HUDA BEAUTY

2016 signs the expansion of HUDA BEAUTY.

Whether your will dress your eyes with the new collection of lashes

or upgrade your pout game with the highly desirable Lip Contours,

HUDA BEAUTY will be all over your vanity this year. 

HUDA BEAUTY EAZY LASH COLLECTION

“To say that lashes have changed my life, is an understatement! I will never look or feel the same without them! I remember my first time trying on lashes, I put them on and my look instantly changed. I felt like a celebrity and everyone noticed, my girlfriends were instantly hooked! That’s when I knew lashes were one of the biggest game changers in makeup!”

Sharing her passion for lashes, celebrity makeup artist and beauty guru, Huda Kattan never stopped creating new designs adapting to women’s evolving needs and desires. Her brand new collection EAZY LASH specifically targets beginners or women looking for ready-to-go solutions upgrading their style with minimum make-up and effort.

CAMILLE #16: Double stacked end-pieces subtly criss-crossed to create length and volume. Placed from the center to the outer corners of the lash line, these fluttery lashes naturally open the eyes, giving a mesmerizing edge.

Where them alone, or with a little liner, and you have a gorgeous look that opens your eyes, and gives you subtle drama—sans mascara!

HARMONY #17: Super fluffy, and easy to apply, these lashes are cut into chunks making it easy to customize the drama you want. Each chunk has double stacked brown and black fibers tightly criss-crossed to create the perfect look for your eye shape within seconds. Work that cat eye using 1 or 2 chunks on the outer corner, or go all out with the 4 pieces, the final result is up to you.

Gorgeous by itself, the style really takes off when adding one extra coat of mascara.

COMPOSITION: synthetic fibers and cotton band.

Lash glue sold separately – Up to 12 wears depending on care.

RETAIL PRICE: 75 AED

LAUNCH IN JUNE 2016

2 new styles to come 2S 2016

HUDA BEAUTY LIP CONTOUR

Flat lips, thin lips, wide or narrow mouth, uneven shape… correct and beautify your lips with the new Huda Beauty Lip Contour. These easy glide lip pencils provide an intense pay-off with matte finish in just a swipe. Drink, laugh, dance, live your life confidently, all the colors are waterproof and transfer proof. 9 obsessing colors to be used single or combined (Huda's favorite combo are Trendsetter + Bombshell / Icon + Trophy Wife).

MASTERING THE ART OF LIP CONTOURING:

> Define your lips marking your cupid’s bow and lining the center-bottom of the lower lip. Carry on drawing from the center to the corners of the mouth. To upgrade your lip size and fake a lip job, slightly overline the cupids bow and bottom center of the lips. Fill in with the same color.

> Apply a darker Lip Contour following the exact same outlined shape. Insist on the inner corners of the mouth to create depth and draw a vertical line in the center of your lips to add some 3D effect. Blend the two shades pressing a tissue on your lips or using a hint of lip balm.

> Correct or downplay full lips using a concealer matching your foundation shade.

89 AED retail price

LAUNCH IN APRIL 2016

Success story to be continued no later than JULY 2016!


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Expanding beyond the Brow, Anastasia Beverly Hills brings and array of Lip and Eye Color Products to the Middle East. 


Liquid Lipstick

AED 105/ QAR 104/ KSA 107/ BAH 10.8/ KWT 8.50

Full coverage, intense pigment, liquid formula delivers an ultra matte finish that can be applied in one easy sweep. Available in 29 shades and delivers vibrant long-wearing color that sets all day. The Spring Summer 2016 collection includes the latest 'Nude Series' with shades such as, 'Stripped', 'Ashton', 'Crush', 'Kathryn', 'Dolce', and 'Naked'. Artists and makeup lovers finally have an array of nude shades to chose from that accompany every skin-tone. 


Lip Gloss

AED 100/ QAR 99/ KSA 102/ BAH 10.25/ KWT 8.25

A smooth, creamy formula that delivers high coverage color with a glass-like finish. The revolutionary gloss can be worn alone or layered with lipstick for intense color and high shine. This non-sticky formula is available in 34 beautiful shades.


 Eye Shadow Singles

AED 65/ QAR 65/ KSA 66/ BAH 6.7/ KWT 5.50

Eye Shadows for the makeup obsessed in an astonishing 54 shades and 8 no-compromise formulas: Ultra-Matte, Titanium, Duo-Chrome, Metallic, Satin, Shimmer, Sparkle, and Velvet. High-pigment, soft touch formula stays put for hours and is easily bendable. Shadows look as perfect on the eyes as they do in the pan.

Meet your #selfie secret-weapons. 


Waterproof Crème Color

AED 110/ QAR 109/ KSA 112/ BAH 11.3/ KWT 9

Ultra-pigmented, waterproof color for the eyes that won't crease or smudge. Available in 3 earthy shades: 'Jet' - blackest black, 'Sable' - dark brown, and 'Honey' - caramel golden brown. Use with the Liner Brush #3 for the perfect cat-eye, or as a long-lasting waterproof eye shadow across the entire lid. Waterproof, non-irritating formula can be used along the waterline! 


Metallic Luster Liners

AED 112/ QAR 111/ KSA 114/ BAH 11.5/ KWT 9.25

Ultra-soft, highly pigmented pencil liner that glides on like liquid and stays put for hours. Blendable, creamy formula dries down to a vibrant metal finish. 

Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic
2016-04-27
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About Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic

At Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic, individual treatments and services are elevated to become an all-

encompassing, life altering experience by ensuring patients receive the most personalized treatments

from experts using some of the industry’s premier equipment for safe and effective results. The Clinic has

13 treatment rooms and the range of services at Bloom include non- surgical skin enhancing treatments,

hair loss solutions, luxurious facials, skin- toning, tightening and weight loss programs, body slimming,

skin rejuvenation treatments, laser procedures and more.


My review

Do you fancy a facial every month?

Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic offers wellness and beauty services in a tranquil setting in Jumeriah, Dubai.

I was invited to try out a luxurious facial in their clinic for reviewing. So here I am, penning down my thoughts about my experience with them.

I was warmly welcomed by their staff. One of them showed me around the clinic and enlightened me about their range of treatments. After completing the tour, I was introduced to my beauty therapist who studied my skin and decided a facial treatment according to my skin type.

The facial room had a relaxing environment with soothing music and soft lighting, suited for every mood.

The therapist decided to do a Fruit Active Rejuvenated Mask facial for me as she felt this facial would hydrate and brighten up my skin.

She did a welcome touch by putting pressure to my feet to relax me before the facial. Then she removed my makeup and used the dehydrated cleanser for the facial wash. After the cleanser, she used the toner. I have a combination skin so she used the balancing lavender toner. Later she used cellular recovery capsule to detox my skin. The therapist did a facial massage so that the capsule product would penetrate into the skin and then leave it for two minutes so that it gets absorbed in the skin.

My skin was exfoliated and used a streamer for extraction, which was a very painful procedure.

Tea tree SOS Antibacterial lotion was later used for my under tired eyes. The esthetician applied Fruit Active Rejuvenating mask for ten minutes. This mask is also used as a pre party mask.

She ended the facial by applying a sunblock and moisturizer.

Overall the experience was pleasant and my skin felt soft, supple and rejuvenated after the facial.

If you would also like to experience their services, contact here:

Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic located in Al Manara – Dubai

Number: 04 399 3434


Combination therapies for optimum acne treatment

Be it a teenager on the brink of high school or a young adult at the prime of her career, the unsightly look of acne can lead to emotional grief for
anyone. In order to combat the emotional duress and give a permanent solution to acne, Dubai based Bloom Aesthetic & Laser Clinic has developed a revolutionary combined approach system, for the treatment of acne and acne scars.

“Acne is the most common skin problem that affects 99% of the world’s population at least once in their lives. Most of the time acne clears on its own. However, waiting for acne to go away on its own can be quite depressing and frustrating. Leaving zit untreated can also cause permanent scars leading to psychological problems like low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety to the sufferer,” said Dr. Dalia Ibrahim, Cosmetologist & Laser Therapist at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic. “If you are also a victim of unpleasant, painful acne, advancements in technology have led to invention of numerous clinical procedures that help clear up acne within a few weeks. However, your acne treatment mainly depends on the degree of your acne as well as on the cause of acne.”

Based on its severity, acne is divided into two categories mild to moderate and severe acne. The initial signs of mild acne include appearance of a few red bumps on the forehead or chin area, and if the cause of acne is not addressed in time, these red bumps will start spreading and may cover your forehead, chin area as well as cheeks. Most of the time, the reason behind mild acne is a stressful routine at work or other tensions in your personal or professional life. The treatment for mild acne is usually with over the counter products, such as anti-acne soap, face wash and cleansers, oil free moisturizer, Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic can also help eliminate the acne.

“On the other hand moderate to severe acne is characterized by deep abscesses, inflammation and severe redness of skin. The pimples continue increasing in size until they break down and start discharging pus. In worst case scenario, deep ulcers may also form under the blisters, leading to keloid-type irregular scarring. Severe acne is mostly caused by hormonal imbalances and cannot be eradicated completely without addressing the hormonal problems,” said Dr. Dalia. “The treatments for severe acne vary from Doctor prescribed medication to topical ointments. However at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic we employ a noninvasive procedure in the treatment of acne.”

The treatment known as Theraclear Laser System utilizes a vacuum and broadband light to clean, treat and remove the blocks to clear skin of the face & body. Treatments are quick to perform and highly effective. The vacuum part deeply cleanses the pore by extracting the blocked sebaceous material while the broadband light destroys the acne causing bacteria, reduces sebum production and reduces the redness and pigment changes associated with acne,” she said. “Most acne patients require 4 or 5 treatments every week to two weeks.  Usually after one treatment, there is very little improvement.  After the second treatment, the patient should notice a modest improvement.  The third treatment, however seems to produce the most significant improvement and after the fourth and fifth treatment, most if not all the acne lesions should be gone. Following the final treatment, the patient may also remain on any therapies they feel comfortable with and also must maintain a good skin care regiment. Most patients require a single touch up treatment every three to four months.”

Post acne scarring is a stressful problem for patients and physicians alike. The actual scars are a result of tissue damage that has occurred due to the inflammation caused by more severe forms of acne such as nodular or cystic acne. However, recently developed techniques have made this problem more manageable.

“For treatment purposes acne scars can be classified as macular, atrophic and hypertrophic. The macular scars are generally scars that are at skin level and create some discoloration of skin. Atrophic scars are depressed scars that are a result of collagen loss at the site of inflamed nodules and cysts. There are three types of atrophic scars: boxcar scars, which are angular scars that have sharp vertical edges and can be superficial or deep. They are also very similar to the scars left by chickenpox. Rolling scars are those that give the skin a wave-like appearance and ice-pick scars that are usually small with somewhat jagged edges and steep sides-like wounds from an ice pick,”explained Dr. Dalia.

The treatments at Bloom Aesthetic and Laser combine different treatments such as laser for ultimate skin rejuvenation and renewal in conjunction with Carboxy therapy and PRP cell therapy for optimum results. Treatment plans can also use dermal fillers for deep scar argumentation as well as sub scission and micro needling.

“We pride ourselves in ensuring the latest treatments are available for treating skin issues and aiding in weight loss and hair loss. Our commitment is to ensuring that our patients look and feel good about themselves,” said Kanta Jethwani, the CEO of Bloom Aesthetic and Laser Clinic.

Rimmel London Super 24 hrs Curler Mascara
2016-04-17
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Eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner helps to magnify your eyes. Mascara aids in thickening, adding length and curling up the lashes for a dazzling and a gripping eye makeup look.

I'm constantly on a look out for good mascaras, which could curl up, my eyelashes in a go, as I hate using eye curler. And when I was sent the Rimmel London Curler Mascara for reviewing, I got very thrilled.

Product description

Rimmel London 24HR Super Curler Mascara, a revolution in lash curling – mascara and lash curler in one! Volumising formula with built-in lash curler power builds a dramatic curl that will last all day. Formula with curling & fixing polymer instantly push up lashes to a perfect curve that holds for 24HR.

Ingredients

POLYSORBATE 20, NYLON-6/12, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, LITHIUM MAGNESIUM SODIUM SILICATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, STEARIC ACID, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., DISODIUM DECETH-6 SULFOSUCCINATE, XANTHAN GUM, LAURETH-30, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ACRYLATES/CARBAMATE COPOLYMER, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, COLLAGEN, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, SODIUM SULFATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM BENZOATE, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Packaging

I adore the royal color packaging. The purple stick is sizeable and easy to hold. Direction to use is embossed in gold color, which makes the stick look very appealing. The brush curvature is of superior quality and its bristles make the application effortless.

The curvature can be used easily in the inner and outer corner of the eyes.

Formula

The formula is neither wet nor dry. It's lightweight. The mascara doesn't leave clumps nor does it makes the eyes look droopy. It helps in opening up the eye. The formula is layer able and last throughout the day. The product gives the desired effects as it claims.

My thoughts

RImmel mascara targets all my eyelashes to curl up to the core, flawlessly and evenly.

The formula is workable and the application is smooth. But the product gives medium volumizing and lengthening effect in a single sweep. The pigment is appreciable and darkens my eyelashes well. The Rimmel mascara is a great eye widener and faultlessly separates the lashes. Basically, it's great conventional mascara, which can be layered up for a more silhouette look. My lashes look defined and soft all throughout the day. It delivers much more than it is priced for. I'm truly smitten by the characteristics of this mascara and highly recommend to you all. If you are looking out for a good drugstore curl mascara, make sure to try out Rimmel London Super 24 hrs Curler Mascara.

It's a must in your beauty bag.

The mascara can be easily removed by eye makeup remover or cleanser.

Price

The Rimmel Curling mascara is reasonably priced at Dhs 49 and can be purchased from Lifestyle, Boots, Max and Carrefour.

Stay lush till next time!

MedColl Capsules
2016-04-11
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I'm a sucker for skin care products and supplements. And I'm always on a look out on how to revitalize and recharge myself through a good diet, supplements and exercise.

I got so excited when I received a sample pack of MedColl Natural Collagen Boosting supplement tablets for reviewing. And after a trail of one-month period, I'm happy to pen down my feelings on how it worked for me and how these supplements could work for you too.

About MedColl

MedColl is a beauty, supplement, which not only saves our face from debris, like wrinkles, acne, pores, but also boost our overall health. These Irish supplements are 100% natural, cruelty and gluten free. Medcoll anti-aging capsules main purpose is to elevate the skin's natural luminosity. These capsules are more effective as they get easily absorbed, when taken orally.

Directions of use

Take a capsule twice daily with or without food. This supplement should be taken on a monthly basis to get jaw-dropping results.

My thoughts

It's been almost a month now since I started taking these supplements and I'm so overwhelmed with the results.

I had been suffering from acute hair loss for the past few months and in just two days of taking MedColl, the hair fall decreased to 50%. And I'm not joking.

Collagen in these capsules rejuvenated my skin and my wrinkles, acne and pore visibility diminished. The supplements also even out my skin, leaving it soft and supple. The collagen fights the sign of ageing with the help of its natural medicinal properties like...

MedColl Bio-Marine Collagen Complex

Hyaluronic

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Astaxanthin

VitaminE

VitaminC

Lycopene

Co EnzymeQ10

All the above ingredients helped in boosting my health and improved my skin by fighting off free radicals and stimulated collagen in the body. These supplements are perfect for everyone and helps to redesign, rehydrate and reactivate the body.

I would prefer to invest in MedColl supplements, which get absorbed in the body instantly, rather than purchasing expensive creams and wait forever to see the results. The MedColl capsules give maximum results in the comfort of our home.

What more could you ask for.

These supplements are designed to refine the pores, improve the complexion and restore the moisture loss.

But do remember to consume healthy food and maintain a balanced lifestyle along with your MedColl Supplements and you could see a huge difference in your body and skin.

Hope this helped and I'm sure you all would love to try it out at least once.

MedColl can be purchased from all the leading pharmacies in the UAE for AED 299.

Sending you all positive energy and thank you for visiting.

Laxmi Advani

Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate Moss
2016-04-05
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Nearly fresh, barely there flawless makeup needs careful choice of colors. Like eye makeup, blusher and lipstick should enhance the face while going nude.

Keeping this in mind, Rimmel London has collaborated with Kate Moss and created a fanciful nude Lasting Finish Lipstick collection which is ideal for a sweltering desert look, for a red carpet or going out for shopping with friends and even dinning out.

I love the entire collection of tinted nudes, peach, pink and the chocolatey brown. The collection looks phenomenal on all skin tones.

You can also blend the lipstick shades and create your own ideal colors.


Well for now, I've decided to pamper my lips with shade no#45 and #48. They are the most popular lippes out of the lot.


In Dubai, they are reasonably priced for 42AED and can be bought from all hypermarkets in UAE including Lifestyle and Max Fashion Stores.


About Rimmel and Kate Moss collaboration

Kate has created the season’s most lust-worthy nude shades for lips and tips. Inspired by the catwalks and her own timeless sense of style, the Nude Collection By Kate Moss offers delicate pinks, subtle apricots, cashmere beiges and rich toffee tones – there truly is a chic shade for everyone!

Talking about her Nude Collection, Kate says: “I want every girl to feel great in her own skin and find her prefect nude. Makeup is all about having fun and experimenting with both natural looks and red carpet glamour. But, for this collection, I really wanted to go back to basics, so I have designed a perfect palette of nudes to suit everyone. I think we’ve truly got a shade for every Rimmel girl.”

Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate

Shades: 5 new nude shades designed by Kate Moss

New #040 - a pale nude

New #042 - an apricot nude

New #043 - a tan nude

New #045 - a rose nude

New #048 - a dark nude

Packaging

The Kate Moss Nude Lipstick packaging is very cute and girly. The peach nude tube has a silver detailing in the middle. The shade number and color is on the bottom of the tube. Rimmel crown logo is embossed on the top of the cap and Kate is written in white on the side of the cap.

Formula

Overall the formula is silken and bendable. These luscious nude lipsticks glides on like a dream. The formula keeps the lips moisturized. And the colors are buildable for a more intense look.

My thoughts

#45 Rose Tinted

This color is best loved. The lipstick is very appealing and natural, which can be worn for a sporty summer look or a romantic evening out. This is the most favored shade out of the whole range. The formula is hydrating and compliments the lips. It needs to be reapplied every 4 to 5 hours and smells very pleasing.

#48 this cocoa colored lipstick leaves an intense color on the lips when applied. It's a cool toned shade and looks captivating on any complexion. The mahogany color gives a more grown-up look though. This formula is very buttery and highly pigmented. It doesn't dry the lips too much. To further enhance the lip color, finish it off with a clear effect lip-gloss.

What more can you ask for. I wish you would try these lippes too and let me know, what you think about the nudes colors.

Until next time.

Laxmi Advani

Margy's Monte Carlo at Sisters Beauty Lounge
2016-04-04
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Turn back the clock and stop the ageing process at Sisters Beauty

Lounge

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – You want younger, fresher looking skin? Dying for lasting plump and vitality without going under the knife? Well, Sisters Beauty Lounge has the answer and it is the jet- setting beauty insider’s brand of choice! Previously only accessible in the best 5 star hotels of Dubai, Sisters Beauty Lounge will be the first salon in the UAE to feature the Margy’s Monte Carlo Skin Care range.

Created and manufactured in Switzerland, the biometric properties of Margy’s products active ingredients target the origin of the skin’s slow decay: inflammation. By rehydrating the skin, Margy’s skincare products help strengthen the skin’s immune system; producing a comprehensive response to all skin aging. The Margy’s range key ingredient is collagen, as you age your skin’s collagen reduces. Her products stimulate collagen and contain hyaluronic acid – they are the two star ingredients and why her products are high on immediately visible results.

From a young age, Margie Lombard has had a passion, almost an obsession: the beauty of the skin. Formed at Carita School, Margie opened her salon in Monaco 30 years ago. Since then it’s internationally demanding and celebrity clientele, such as Shirley Bassey, Laura Mercier, Catherine Deneuve and the Monaco Royal Family, have cemented its reputation. From 1995, she has also been perfecting her exclusive formulas to offer simple, yet effective, product solutions to finding the best looking skin. Her Goal: To help the skin to be beautiful at all ages in maintaining its density, tonicity, flexibility, firmness, smoothness and brightness. Swiss-made precision and quality ensure that this trusted brand quickly attracts lifelong devotees, including Royalty and celebrities from around the world.

To properly showcase the age combating nature of the Margy’s range, Margie has designed two bespoke treatments that will be available from 22nd March at all Sisters Salons, both of which featured an in-depth skin analysis to ensure a bespoke treatment. There will be the Lifting Facial (60 mins) and the Botox Facial (90mins) both of which will give you unbelievable results and benefits that will be visible immediately. 

Margie will join the Sisters team at the Dubai Mall outlet on 23rd March for the grand launch of the treatments and her retail range. Individual interviews can be arranged on request.


About Sisters Beauty Lounge:

Sisters Beauty Lounge was founded in 2004. Its visionary service and cutting edge treatments quickly setting it

apart from competitors. Trend setters at the forefront of salon technology, Sisters Beauty Lounge continues to

raise the bar and provide a comprehensive menu of head to toe treatments in six unrivalled locations within the

UAE.

Locations

Sisters Beauty Lounge Dubai: The Dubai Mall, The Village Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates

Sisters Beauty Lounge Abu Dhabi: Al Bateen, The St Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Towers

Introducing Filorga’s Skin-Absolute Day in the UAE
2016-04-04
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Experience complete skin rejuvenation at the speed of light­­

Imagine if we could capture the full energy of light for optimum anti-aging benefits? You don’t have to think too far because Filorga, the first French Laboratory of Aesthetic Medicine, has just done it. Filorga's new beauty innovation, Skin-Absolute Day rejuvenates the skin by harnessing the benefits of natural daylight (its exceptional energy) to combat its adverse effects (photo-ageing).

An innovative solution and result of cutting edge skincare technology from Filorga, Skin-Absolute Day has the immaculate texture of the white sapphire, its most precious ingredient. Its formula accelerates the skin cellular functions during the day by catching and enhancing the most powerful energetic source (daylight) for an overall and increase anti-aging effect on wrinkles, dark spots, firmness, radiance and skin texture.

This anti-aging and lightweight product contains thermo-stable enzymes that capture potentially damaging UV and IR radiation and transform it into positive energy which gives the skin a powerful boost. It contains dandelion extract alongside Filorga's s key ingredients: an exclusive combination of NCTF and hyaluronic acid, that ensure maximum hydration and vitality. Sapphire and soft-focus agents form a reflective veil on the surface of the epidermis, to magnify the skin's radiance.

A clinical study conducted by an independent laboratory over 30 consecutive days showed a 42% reduction in pore size, 29% reduction in volume of crow's feet, 23% reduction in deep forehead lines, and 14% increase in the level of cheek skin density.

Filorga’s Skin-Absolute Day is available from March 2016 in Bin Sina Pharmacies, Boots Pharmacies, Supercare Pharmacies, Planet Pharmacies, Health First Pharmacies and Community Pharmacies for AED 680


About Filorga Laboratory

Filorga is a French Laboratory founded in 1978, has been developing high-performance anti-aging skincare products (hyaluronic acid injections, anti-aging mesotherapy, glycolic peelings). These products have been used by leading surgeons and medical professionals across the globe since then.

Filorga Laboratories has created in 2007 its MEDI-COSMETIQUE® range, the first dermo-cosmetic skincare range in France to be directly inspired by non-surgical anti-aging procedures. It leverages the innovative preparations and high-tech agents developed in its laboratory.

About Medi-Cosmetique®

Leveraging the best of two worlds, cosmetic and aesthetic medicine, FILORGA’s MEDI-COSMETIQUE® range combine the radial effectiveness of aesthetic medicine with the pleasure of everyday skincare. High-tech cosmetics inspired by the star ingredients and innovative techniques used in aesthetic medicine: a cosmetic alternative to cutting-edge medical anti-ageing solutions. All MEDI-COSMETIQUE® skincare creams contain the same group of active ingredients as used in medical practice:

Hyaluronic acid, usually available in injection form.

NCTF®, an active compound of 53 ingredients; the same one used in anti-ageing mesotherapy procedures.

New MARFA Eau de Parfum Launch
2016-04-04
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A MEETING WITH CLARA

OUR STORY

- For whom are Memo creations intended?

When I think of a fragrance, I always think of a place rather than a

person. But for me, places are living, they breathe with the wind, they

have their moods with the seasons, their inner adventures... I see the

face of the landscapes. I can spend hours watching the sea, a forest, an

atlas or even a weather forecast without getting bored...

- In your opinion, where is the best place to wear a fragrance?

In the Middle East, you spray perfume in front of you and then walk into

this cloud to perfume yourself, sometimes draped under a sheet. I like

the idea of immersing yourself in a cloud of perfume, just like I like the

idea of a lingering scent and being able to follow your trail... More

simply, I have always found that the inside of the wrist is an extremely

sensual spot. It is only really open to someone who takes you by the

hand. It is hidden most of the time, the veins that pulse there warm the

skin and diffuse the fragrance...

- Could you advise us some etiquette of using perfumes that we should keep during a long-distance flight?

I love long distance. It feels like you are dreaming. You are in a parallel universe. No one can get in touch with you.

You could be someone else.

Fragrance is the Land of imagination, freedom. What you don't dare to do in your life, do it with your fragrance.

Express yourself. Forget the etiquette...

- What is the best compliment that someone could give you about Memo?

We create fragrances to reach an audience. We are not an intellectual brand or lost in a solitary creative quest.

Actually wearing our fragrances is by far the best compliment that you could give us. Wearing one of our perfumes is

like saying that you come from the same family...

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
2016-03-31
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Look picture perfect everyday with the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, which offers 24-hour moisture, hydration, pore blurring effect, SPF 20 and invisible coverage.

About Rimmel

Rimmel is a British manufactured cosmetics brand, now owned by Coty, Inc. The House of Rimmel was originally founded by Eugène Rimmel as a perfumery in 1834 in Regent Street, London, England.

Within a year of opening, Eugène Rimmel came to create many make-up products including his best-known: mascara, giving rise to the term 'rimmel' being used to mean 'mascara' in many Mediterranean languages. With his creative success in these products, Rimmel London began producing make-up products, including pomades and mouth rinses. Today, Rimmel London is one of the world's most popular make-up producers.

Rimmel Match Perfection- Shade-203 True Beige

Packaging

It's a 1 FL Oz 30 ml glass bottle with a blue cap. The bottle fits in the hand well and is transportable. It has a pump dispenser, which is easy to control. Two pumps are enough to cover the face for a natural look.

Texture

The texture is velvety. It's fairly lightweight when applied with the fingertips or a brush and gives a silken and lustrous finish, which is like the enchanting illusion of candlelight. The shade provides a glaze like effect that emphasizes the skin's natural texture and does not look dried up on the skin. Overall, the texture is blendable and looks natural and uniformed.

My thoughts

This foundation can beat the heat and humidity. It gives a faultless coverage. The formula doesn't settle into lines or emphasis the pores. It gives long lasting impeccable coverage when used with Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer. The foundation keeps skin moisturized, which leaves the skin lucent all day long. It nullifies redness on the skin and doesn't alter the skin texture. The formula’s blending ability is quite impressive. It has a build in SPF 20, which keeps the skin protected from the harsh sun rays. The product gives a light, medium coverage, but can be layered to create a multi-dimensional look. Rimmel foundation doesn't cause any skin issues for sensitive/combination skin. I've been using it for the past few days and it seems ideal for my complexion.

I must say that it's a delightful summery foundation. Overall, I'm very contented with the Rimmel relaunched foundation and highly recommend it.

Shade

The foundation is available in 6 shades across GCC's supermarkets like Carrefour, Geant and stores like Boots, lifestyle etc.

Price

AED 62 & AED 41 Primer

Hope this helped.

So until next time, have a great spring week.

The White Room Spa Opens at Marina Mall
2015-12-12
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Focusing on kids, home and career doesn't leave me with enough time to take care of my skin. As we all know, clean and healthy skin provides a better base for makeup and it is a must to take care of our skin. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing can work together to keep the skin smooth and clear.

So when Tish Tash Agency and The White Room Spa gave me an opportunity to pamper my skin, I grabbed it straightaway and I'm so excited to share my sparkling experience with you all today.

About The White Room Spa

The White Room, the prestigious spa brand at the forefront of beauty, grooming and well-being, has opened its newest location at the Marina Mall, a lively destination for tourists from around the world, as well as the broader Marina community residents.

My Experience

I choose the JLT branch as it was nearer to my residence. On arrival, The White Room Spa staff warmly greeted me. As you enter the premises of the spa, you truly feel like you have entered a new realm of tranquility. The rooms for various treatments were well illuminated and a dash of fuchsia was added to create harmony and emotional balance. The environment was very soothing and calm, I must say.

I was ushered up to this beautiful facial massage room. And then I had a light chat with the very talented and warm therapist Ella. She studied my skin and recommend Hydralessence Facial Treatment that will not only hydrate but also refresh my skin.

The Treatment

Ella started the treatment with excessive care. She removed my makeup and used a warm towel to prep my skin for the treatment. She cleansed my skin skillfully and used a steamer to open the pores and remove further impurities. Gommage 305 was scrubbed on my face for a few minutes to slough away my dead skin, which was followed by a gentle steam fizzling all over my face.

Later on, Alpha exfoliator was used in the extradition process. Cream 28 was massaged on to my face. During this process, my therapist gave me lots of advice and tips for my skin. Warm towel was used to remove all traces of cream from the skin. A mask was then applied onto my face and Nutri contour to the dark eye circles. While the mask was working, I was treated to a lovely neck and arm massage. I was so relaxed and it was serene joy.

After the Hydrating mask was cleansed, Ella applied Hydra serum and cream to finish off the process. This treatment is a combination of massage and acupressure techniques to stimulate the flow of the blood of the face.

Finally the facial was thorough and my skin felt refreshed and rejuvenated. This facial really lived up to its name and I left the spa without stopping to put some makeup on.

The Effect

I came in with a tired and dry skin and left with a brightened, healthy looking skin. It looked cleaner and smoother, which was exactly what I needed. It's been a few days since I had the facial and the effects are still lingering on my skin. No wonder, why Ella recommend this facial once a month. My skin is well moisturised. I love the way my skin feels even now. I must say, this facial treatment is a must try and worth every penny.

Details

Hydralessence Face treatment

75 minutes / 300 aed

Thanks for reading and you must visit ‘The White Room Spa’, to experience what I'm talking about.

Click here to know more about The White Room Spa. 

  

A city sanctuary with a tailored on-the-go menu for the professional

woman

The White Room, the prestigious spa brand at the forefront of beauty, grooming and well-being, has opened its newest location at the Marina Mall, a lively destination for tourists from around the world, as well as the broader Marina community residents.   

The new location, their third in 3 years as they rapidly expand across the UAE, features a customised menu with a choice of affordable, quick beauty fixes, ranging from manis and pedis (from AED 65) to express facials (from AED 90), and a speedy full service hair salon (from AED 65 and regardless of hair length or style), all with the aim to meet the needs of travellers, and, particularly, professional women on-the-go, looking for a pick-me-up in an oasis of total relaxation and rejuvenation in the midst of a bustling city.

“We are delighted to open our newest location in one of the city’s most vibrant communities. Marina Mall is the perfect venue for us to introduce new customers to The White Room philosophy, our unique approach to attending to our clientele in a beautiful setting, along with our bespoke formulations, the highest level of technical expertise on offer and all at a very affordable price,” said Laila Neiro, Managing Director, The White Room.

The White Room is the quintessence of understated luxury. The all-white walls, elegant furnishings and décor ooze sophistication and create a truly calming environment: a real sanctuary of peace and quiet that refreshes the mind and soul, whilst relaxing the body and attending to all beauty needs.

But what sets The White Room apart is its striving to achieve the best standards of care and individual attention giving each client an all -around pampering experience and the highest level of service, by providing their own professional beautician to look after their needs.

Together with its other two locations in Motor City and Jumeirah Lake Towers, The White Room offers its clientele one of the most extensive spa menus, that combines nail care, hair styling and grooming services designed for the busy urbanites who need to be in tip-top condition; along with indulgent body treatments designed to nourish and relax the body, and a suite of customised facials: rejuvenating, anti-wrinkle, invigorating, detoxifying, and many more. For more information visit www.whiteroomdubai.com.


About The White Room

The White Room is a day spa with several locations nestled in Dubai’s most lively communities: Motor City, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Marina Mall. The White Room offers a contemporary oasis of serenity and a host of beauty services and treatments adapted to today’s more demanding and busier clientele who expects and appreciates quality, excellence and personalized service. To learn more about our services and treatments please visit www.whiteroomdubai.com , and for latest beauty tips and offers follow us on www.facebook.com/whiteroomdubai

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation
2015-12-02
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Christmas is nearing and I can't wait to celebrate it with my loved ones. But I need to sail through this festive month by looking very cool & edgy throughout the day. So I was eagerly looking for a foundation which provides long hours of coverage and hides my flaws too, since most of the foundations gives only 3 to 4 hours of coverage and don't cover fully.
And then Bourjois Air Mat Foundation 02 Vanilla was sent to me for reviewing. The foundation comes in 9 shades. It claims 24 hours coverage. Hmmm! Now that caught my attention and I immediately wanted to try it out. I'm so impressed with the results and would love to share my experience with you all in this post.

About BOURJOIS

Bourjois is a French Cosmetics private company independently owned by the Werthemeir family. Originally launched in 1863, it continues to make make-up, most recently launching Rouge Edition velvet lipstick (reference by Wikipedia).

Packaging

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation comes in a cute, adorable and a squeeze able plastic tube. The tube keeps the product sealed pack and is mess-free. The tube lets out the very controlled amount and is very travel and even pocket friendly. It has a shiny silver cap.

On the back of the tube, the formula description comes in 4 different languages - French, Arabic, Spanish and English, which are so impressive and helpful. The tube can be recycled. 

Application

I prep my skin with a primer, eye concealer and then apply BOURJOIS Air Mat Foundation. The foundation can be applied with a beauty blender, fingers or a foundation brush. I prefer using a kabuki brush for a flawless, smooth finish. For an all day finish, I set my base with a powder, which helps to maintain a fresh, smooth look throughout the day. 

Ingredients

AQUA (WATER), DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, ZINC PCA, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, LYSOLECITHIN, CHLORPHENESIN, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PEG/PPG-19/19 DIMETHICONE,CASSIA ANGUSTIFOLIA SEED POLYSACCHARIDE, ALCOHOL DENAT., LAUROYL LYSINE, DISODIUM EDTA, GERANIOL,LINALOOL, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, METHICONE, TOCOPHEROL. [+/- (MAY CONTAIN): MICA, CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET)] 14BMT002-1A

Texture & Formula

The product has yellow and pink tones. This lightweight formula effortlessly blends and is shine free. It's nourishing and gives flawless skin instantly.

My opinion

I have been happy using BOURJOIS Air Mat Foundation for so many reasons. It's perfect for daywear, office wear, date night, party night and basically for any day and occasion. The foundation is buildable for more coverage to last all day. (I haven't tried it for 24 hours though but would love to give it a shot when I'm traveling.)

This air-blended foundation smoothens out uneven tones and gives a perfect complexion. It certainly lifts the tone of the skin. Bourjois foundation provides the perfect base for the rest of the makeup. You can go light in summers and build up the foundation more during winters. Make sure to set the liquid foundation by using a pressed powder or loose powder. The foundation gives a matte coverage, which prevents the skin from looking shiny, and hides the blemishes.What more can you ask for?

 I definitely recommend it and give it a 5 star. Have a great winter and celebrate your Xmas with some Bourjois Air Mat Foundation, looking young and healthy.

The Bourjois Air Matte Foundation is priced at 79DH

CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BOURJOIS 

Santa's Lip Scrub Review
2015-12-13
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We all know LUSH cosmetics are famous for its Christmas carnival and I was lucky enough to attend their 20th Anniversary celebration for the very first time. This not only gave me a new vibe, but also taught me the A to Z of the LUSH cosmetics. The staff was very courteous and obliging. We could ask them anything about LUSH and they knew it. By the end of the gala event, we were given out Christmas goodies and today I'm going to review one of the products from the goodie bag.

Santa's Lip Scrub Review

As we all know winter is descending. And in cold weather, we have to give special attention to our skin especially to our lips. Our lips need to be frequently exfoliated and moisturized to keep them looking smooth and healthy.

My lips get very dry and flaky during the winters.

Exfoliating and applying the right lip balm, keeps the dry lips at bay. So it's very important for me to take a beauty breather every now and then.

PACKAGING

I adore the cute glass pot, which has a screw lid to avoid spilling. The ingredients and how-to-use directions are listed on the container.

The pot has a recycle and cruelty free sign too.

It gives me immense pleasure to work with a brand that is totally against animal testing.

The product is 100 percent natural, paraben free and has no preservatives.

Ingredients List

Castor Sugar , Extract of Cherries and Dates (Prunus cerasus, Phoenix Dactylifera) , Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) , Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos nucifera) , Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Persian Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) , Aniseed Oil (Illicium Verum) , Black Pepper Oil (Piper nigrum) , Benzoin Resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis pierre) ,Glycerine , Poppy Red Lustre; Snowflake Lustre (Potassium Aluminium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Yellow 10) ,*Citral , *Geraniol , *Linalool , Flavor , Red Hearts (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, PEG 400, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Red 40) . *Occurs naturally in essential oils

Natural Ingredients

Safe Synthetics


Characteristics of Santa's Red Scrub

The scrub is cherry red in color and smells like coke. Caster sugar in the scrub is slightly refined and doesn't hurt the lips. The top layer of the scrub has a few edible red heart confettis too, and they look really cute. The product has extra virgin coconut oil so it doesn't fall apart when applying. They have many other nourishing ingredients, which make lips baby soft.

My Opinion

LUSH Santa's Lip Scrub is fun and easy to use. The candy colored, flavored scrub will polish your lips to perfection.

Take a drop and rub it on the lips for a minute and lick it off in the end. Yes, it's good enough to eat too. The grains help in removing signs of dryness and flaky skin by moisturizing the lips with jojoba oil. The scrub exfoliates well and doesn't stain the lips.

The cola flavor and other ingredients in the scrub are tailored to make lips soft and ready for your lip balms or lipstick for any occasion.

I usually prefer to use it every alternate day, though some prefer to use it weekly. And believe me, this tiny pot will last for many months.

I am in love with the yummy cola scent and the red cherry color. Seriously, who wouldn’t be?

Do give it a try and let me know what do you think about it.

I will give it a 5* rating

Product information

The Lip Scrubs comes in many different flavours.

Bubble Gum

Mint Julips

Honey Trap

Santa Baby

Latte

Chocolate Whipstick

Started With A Kiss

None Of Your Beeswax

Lip Service

Popcorn

Price/Wt.

AED60 / 25g

Www.lush.com

Have a luscious week ahead.

To know more about LUSH Cosmetics, just read below.


About

Since establishing 20 years ago, Lush has been driven by innovation and its ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products such as the fizzing bath bomb, shower jellies and solid shampoo bars, Lush places emphasis on fresh ingredients like organic fruits and vegetables.

Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and supports Fair Trade and Community Trade initiatives. Lush leads the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by running public awareness campaigns and developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer without any packaging.

LUSH operates a strict policy against animal testing and in 2012 launched The Lush Prize (in conjunction with Ethical Consumer) which is a quarter of a million pound annual prize rewarded to politicians, lobbyists, researchers and scientists who are working to end animal testing.

Lush has been awarded the RSPCA Good Business Award for 2006, 2007 and 2009, along with the 2006 PETA Trailblazer Award for Animal Welfare. Co-founders Mark and Mo Constantine were awarded OBEs for services to the beauty industry. in the new years honours list 2010. Lush was the winner of the Best in Business Award at the 2014 Observer Ethical Awards and is regularly voted at the top of Which? magazine’s customer service surveys.

Today Lush has 935 shops worldwide and operates in 49 countries. www.lush.com

Festive Collection

Follow Lush into a world of pure imagination this festive time with a

myriad of innovations! This new collection of fresh products, ranging

from bath bombs and shower jellies to handmade gifts are sure to

tickle your fancy as well as captivate with their spectacular effects.

All products are vegetarian and have not been tested on animals, two

values that have always been important to Lush from the

beginning. The dedicated Buying team also puts a great deal of effort

into sourcing the finest essential oils and absolutes, the high quality

natural raw materials, safe synthetics and removing Palm oil from

products.

Where possible products are made solid and naked, to eliminate the

need for preservatives and excess packaging, which is especially

important at this time of year with Christmas and its frenzy of gift giving.

Lush packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, that the papers and

ribbons have been sourced from community projects around the world

and the reusable scarves are made from recycled bottle tops or

printed onto organic cotton.

Find your inner child and delve right in!

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Halloween:

1. Pumpkin Heebie Jeebie

Bubble Bar

Have a spooktackular bath time with this fun bubble bar. As it melts

into your bath it leaves a trace of sparkle and pumpkin behind.

2. Nightwing

Shower Jelly

Like a bat out of Jell-y! Fragranced with distilled Lime. This shower jelly is

made with refreshing Fresh Lime Juice, cooling Fresh Aloe Gel from our

Kenyan Slush fund project and Carob Syrup.

3. Christmas: Luxury Lush Pud

Bath Bomb

Unwind (or calm down excited children) with this soothing bath bomb.

Perfect before bedtime, drop this in the bath and watch it create

pastel-coloured islands in the pink water as it fizzes and froths. Sharing

its fragrance with Twilight bath bomb, the comforting Tonka absolute,

ylang ylang, and relaxing lavender oils will help banish tension!

4. Butterbear

Bath Bomb

Cocoa butter creates a creamy soft bath that is great for nourishing

and protecting your skin, with the same vanilla fragrance as Butterball

bath bomb. Moulded into a friendly and sweet-smelling bear, this is

sure to be a winner with little (and big) kids alike!

5. 5 Gold Rings

Bubble Bar

Sing it with us: ‘5 Gold Rings.” Comforting fragrance of Fair Trade vanilla

absolute, Benzoin and Tonka in 5 fun bubble bars.

6. Holly Go Lightly

Bubble Bar

Come in out of the cold and wrap yourself up in this comforting

Christmas blanket of a bubble bar. Break off a chunk of this generously

sized Christmas pudding and crumble under running water. Its

warming, decadent festive fragrance is like bathing in a boozy tub full

of hot fruit punch – perfect for getting you into the Christmas party

spirit!

7. Pepping Santa

Bubble Bar

Santa shaped bubble bar sandwiched together with Cocoa butter

and Shea butter and fragranced with the same scent as Strawberry

Feels massage bar.

8. Gift Sets WOW!

The gift set that everyone wants under the tree and one to surely

impress, containing 40 of our favourite festive products! It will really

make you go ‘WOW’. This jumbo gift set contains bath bombs, bath

melts, bubble bars, lip tint, lip scrub, body scrubs, dusting powders,

body lotions, body conditioners, shower creams, shower jellies and

much more!

9. The Human Cannonball

The Human Cannonball is a gift for the bath bomb addict. Containing

five of our favourite bath bombs, including Lush’s latest invention, The

Experimenter...bath bombs away!

10. Christmas Wishes

A gift that sings along with you as you discover the magic inside, simply

turn to play a festive tune. Inside contains Snowman Fun, Butterbear

bath bomb, Magic Wand, Golden Wonder, Peeping Santa bubble bar,

Shoot for the Stars bath bomb and Stardust bath bomb.

Introducing the latest innovation in skincare from No7: NEW No7 Early Defence Skincare - specially designed to keep young skin looking younger for longer
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There is a generation of young women who are putting their health and wellbeing at the forefront of the beauty agenda. Looking after their mind and body has never been more important. However, anti-ageing is not yet a concern for them*.

Committed to developing the best skincare solutions to fulfil women’s needs whatever their age, the experts at No7 have listened to these women and have developed a skincare solution designed specifically to fit the needs of 20-35 year old women: NEW No7 Early Defence Skincare.

NEW No7 Early Defence Skincare (consisting of Day, Night and Eye Creams) works as a ‘stepping stone’ to help in the transition from everyday skincare to proactively delaying the signs of ageing.

The range offers No7’s new and most effective patent pending daily protection technology - ‘Double Defence’. In combination with No7’s unbeatable 5* UVA technology, Double Defence gives skin advanced daily protection from the sun and environmental stress to help it look younger for longer.

Dr Mike Bell, No7’s Skincare Scientific Advisor, says: “Protecting your skin from the sun and environmental stress is really important, particularly if you want to proactively delay the signs of ageing. With Double Defence technology we have created a powerful and broad-spectrum antioxidant complex which has been designed to neutralise damaging free radicals that cause the skin oxidative stress, helping you to keep your skin looking younger for longer.”

Patent pending Double Defence technology contains:

- Ginseng and Mulberry - Rich in polyphenols which are effective against superoxides produced in skin when exposed to sunlight or pollution.

- Vitamin C - Effective against ozone, which is formed from ultraviolet light and atmospheric electrical discharges.

- Lipochroman and Vitamin E - Effective against singlet oxygen, an incredibly damaging free radical produced by UVA exposure.

- Rice peptides and Alfalfa - Effective inhibitors of age-accelerating enzymes (MMPs) in the skin. These enzymes are produced in the skin to help it remodel and repair after damage. They breakdown fragments, playing the role of housekeepers and allowing proper repair to follow. In ageing, however, these enzymes become hyperactive breaking down healthy skin components such as collagen.

The NEW No7 Early Defence Skincare range is made up of a Day, a Night and an Eye Cream, each of which have been specifically tailored to the needs of the millennial generation:

- No7 Early Defence Day Cream (AED 140) is a super-light moisturiser with unbeatable 5*UVA protection and SPF15 that gives your skin advanced daily protection

- No7 Early Defence Night Cream (AED 140) is a hydrating cream that is absorbed quickly for a boost of care that continues while you sleep. It protects your skin from daily damage and helps your skin to recover throughout the night

- No7 Early Defence Eye Cream (AED 95) is especially designed for the delicate areas around your eyes, enriched with Vitamin C to help reduce puffiness and dark circles, for brighter more beautiful eyes

In user trials, after two weeks use of No7 Early Defence Skincare:

• More than 90% of women agreed that each of the Early Defence products are super-light and gentle on the skin from first use, with one user describing the day cream as a “lovely lightweight cream” adding that it “moisturises and softens really well”.

• More than 85% women felt reassured that they were looking after their skin for today and into the future.

• More than 80% of women said their skin was more radiant after 2 weeks.

No7 Early Defence Day Cream, No7 Early Defence Night Cream and No7 Early Defence Eye Cream are available at all Boots stores from 24 November, 2015.

About No7

No7 is the UK’s leading skincare brand. Launched in 1935, No7 is best known for its internationally acclaimed range of anti-ageing beauty serums, developed by the Boots product development team in Nottingham, UK, and all independently scientifically tested.

The No7 team continues to invest in groundbreaking research and development and our international team responds to the ever changing needs of its millions of customers every day. From No7’s range of clinically proven anti-ageing serums, to the breakthrough No7 Match Made Service, No7 customers believe in the power of our products as much as we do.

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

The company employs over 370,000* people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.


INSTITUT ESTHEDERM ACTIVE REPAIR EYE CONTOUR CARE
2015-10-28
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“For your Eyes only” Time targets the skin around the eyes and we often tend to ignore it. Also the more eye make-up we wear, the more important it is for us to use high concentration of reparative active ingredients for the delicate eye area.

Keeping above in focus, my today's review is on one of the products, which was newly launched by Institut Esthederm Active Repair products in the Middle East this September 2015.

This post is all about the most talked about Esthederm eye contour care cream in other parts of the World.

About Institut Esthederm

Institut Esthederm is an independently owned French skincare brand, which tackles aging with a different approach.

Institut Esthederm is an age management expert. A signature of the vast skin aging expertise gained by Institut Esthederm research, Repair technology successfully embodies daily Age Management Philosophy based on continuous self-repair of the dermis.

Packaging

The Eye Contour Care comes in a sleek silver color plastic bottle. It's travel friendly and easy to use. I can control the amount I use each time.

My thoughts

Recognizing the need for more disciplined eye contour care, I decided to use Esthederm Eye Contour Care. I have been using the Eye Concentrate for the last few days and the fluid is definitely up to the mark. I've been getting slight wrinkles, dark circles and a tried number of under eye creams, which had minimal or no impact. Esthederm Active Repair Eye contour care fluid is formulated for every day use, so I apply it in the morning and night (as directed by the brand). The cream is silky, smooth and lightweight and designed for all skin types starting from age 25-30. It gets absorbed instantly and hydrates the fragile skin under the eye. Because of its light consistency, I can use it under my makeup to get a lustrous finish. Most importantly the cream is not greasy and blends well, so it doesn't irritate my eye. The formula is of supreme quality as I could see significant results. It is definitely a very effective eye treatment and the effect lasts all day long.

Within a few days I started noticing that the combination of Shea butter and Black Currant Seed Oil sinks in the skin and gives great moisturizing protection. It lightens my dark circles and has slightly softened the fine lines too. I’m hoping that it improves the milia underneath my eyes too.

Would I recommend it?

Yes, I absolutely would. It’s a little pricey, but worth every penny.

I would recommend keeping it in the fridge for better results. The cream is fragrance free which is perfect for my sensitive skin.

All you need is a drop or two and just apply it gently under the eyes (avoid the upper lids) to reduce puffiness-dark circles-wrinkles. It’s a great prevention product. IA

I'm sure if I continuously use it for many weeks, I'll see better results. I'm hooked.

Will keep using it and update my final results in a few weeks. The brand also offers number of skin care products and I’ll be reviewing some of them on my blog soon.

Product information

Institut Esthederm Active repair Eye Contour Care comes in a 15ml tube, retailing at AED250.

Available in Boots stores, leading pharmacies throughout Middle East and online.

Rating-4.75

NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean FACE Gel
2015-10-26
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Hello beauty lovers,
A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to attend the relaunch of NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean Range. The range is regenerated in an arctic blue packaging and I must say, I was so dazzled.
I received the NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean FACE Gel as a PR sample. So once my regular cleanser finished, I decided to give it a shot. I used Neutrogena's face gel for almost 15 days and here's my review on the product.
About Neutrogena
It is a no.1 skincare brand, recommended by the American Dermatologists. The products are distributed in over 70 countries and are logically priced. The company provides a large product selection that includes facial scrubs, makeup remover wipes, body care, hair care, sun care and etc.
Packaging
NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean Face Gel comes in a transparent recycled bottle so it's easy to check the consumption. It has a regular lock pump.
My thoughts
I've a combination skin, which sometimes break out. After using NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean Face Gel for two weeks, I can see a visible difference in my skin. Just a drop or two of the gel is enough for a face wash. I wet my face and apply the gel by massaging gently, as directed by the brand, twice a day. The gel lathers very well and has a light scent. The lightweight gel feels soothing when massaged. The foam is light and refreshing. After rinsing thoroughly, my skin stayed hydrated with no greasiness. It helped my skin to clear imperfection by washing out excess oil and unclogging the pores, which is a big cause for acne, and made my skin smooth.
NEUTROGENA'S Deep Clean Gel targets clear and fresh skin by improving skin texture. It not only removes unwanted stuff from the skin, but it is also gentle enough, not to harm the skin.
Overall, I would say that it's not only a great value for money, but is also a perfect cleanser for all skin types. Just remember to tone and moisturize the skin after wash, for a flawless complexion.
You can get to know about the brand and its other products by clicking here www.neutrogena-me.com


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Say Goodbye to Compromise! Head & Shoulders Promises Beautiful, Moisturized Hair and Unbeatable 100% Dandruff Protection
2015-10-21
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Women can now maintain strong, smooth, moisturized hair – and still keep their scalp healthy & dandruff-free… So #WhyCompromise?

Dubai, UAE, 2015: Have you ever asked yourself why we, as women, constantly feel the need to compromise when it comes to our hair? Most of us often find ourselves making trade-offs between beautiful, moisturized hair and anti-dandruff protection or optimized scalp care. Today, however, you can get beautiful hair without compromise. How? By using Head & Shoulders’ Total Care, the only shampoo that promises dandruff protection and optimized conditioning, all in one bottle.

Interestingly, a recent study conducted by Head & Shoulders, and titled ‘Beautiful Hair #WhyCompromise’1, reveals that when it comes to buying products, the compromises are also endless. A total of 400 women – spanning the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait – participated in the survey. The report found that almost 50% of respondents purchase different products with specific benefits because they believe that they can’t find an all-in-one solution. When it comes to hair care, in particular, over one third of GCC women are convinced that they just can’t have it all. In fact, a significant number of respondents2 affected by dandruff say that they have to choose between having dandruff-free hair or shiny, beautiful hair. Basically, they feel like they have to make a compromise and can simply never get the best of both worlds.

What if one of the region’s biggest hair gurus told you that you could have the best of both worlds with Head & Shoulders? That’s right: ‘uncompromised’ beautiful and moisturized hair that is 100% dandruff-free is actually possible!

“My clients, including the famous ones, are constantly looking for a gentle hair care formula – suitable for everyday use – that meets their most discerning needs. Funnily enough, when I first introduced them to Head & Shoulders’ innovative Total Care shampoo and told them about its remarkable benefits, they were very surprised! They directly assumed that the shampoo would solely deliver effective dandruff protection – without actually improving the look and quality of their hair.”

He also said, “I quickly explained to them that this ground-breaking product was especially designed to address all of their hair care issues at once. Once they tried it, however, they were immediately sold! Ladies, maintaining beautiful, moisturized, and dandruff-free hair has never been easier! Thanks to Head & Shoulders, you no longer have to compromise.”

Head & Shoulders’ Total Care is the only shampoo in the hair care category that promises smooth, moisturized hair that is 100% dandruff-free. It provides six times more moisture than ordinary shampoos. In addition, the revolutionary product relieves dryness, fights frizz, and hydrates your scalp.

More importantly, it leaves your hair smelling fresh and looking soft, manageable, and gorgeous.

It is official: you no longer have to compromise the health of your hair in the name of beauty!

My30minutes brings the workout home
2015-10-20
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Cutting-edge exercise technology is now available in the comfort of private homes
Fitness studio, my30minutes is now offering at home workout services bringing EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) equipment and one-on-one personal training to homes throughout the United Arab Emirates.
My30minutes has expanded its offerings by bringing EMS equipment, personal training, and nutritional coaching to private homes. Clients are invited to experience the same workout as if they were visiting the studio but in the comfort of their own home at a time they choose.
A session is only 20 minutes long with 5 minutes to change into the equipment and 5 minutes relaxation. Couples can train together, while families can book several sessions after each other.
Jemima Steinhart, founder of my30minutes fitness studio says, “One of the biggest barriers for most people is finding the time to fit in a workout. This at home workout solution is effective for anyone who does not have time to workout, or perfect for stay at home mums.”
The studio is currently offering 20% discount on a package of 10 home sessions when purchased in advanced. A trial session with
my30minutes starts at AED 250; monthly packages are available, with nutritional guidance and advice from a personal trainer. For more information or bookings call 04 385 5353 or email info@my30minutes.com.
First established in 2010 this German fitness concept, my30minutes, is a holistic, innovative and effective personal fitness-training concept based on electric muscle stimulation (EMS). Founders Jemima Steinhart and Mehdi Ayari brought the unique concept to Dubai in 2012.
An entirely safe and effective method of full body training, EMS technology works directly with the muscle using impulse currents, highly effective in both building muscle and strength but also for weight-loss.
With EMS training, the EMS device can address and stimulate all muscle groups individually and separately within 20 minutes. It offers busy individuals the opportunity to train their entire body in a very short time.
My30minutes personal trainers are fully trained and licenced to ensure safe and effective training is at the forefront of everything they do.
They all hold the German qualification, Glucker Kolleg that is recognised by REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) and CPD (Continuing Professional Development Accreditation).
My30minutes fitness studio is located on Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah 1.

 For bookings call: 04 385 5353

Operating hours
9am until 9pm

ILLAMASQUA Sculpting Powder Duo
2015-10-08
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Everyone is going contouring crazy and knows the top-secret of achieving a perfect slim contour face. And now I have this classic contour duo which can be used for perfect shading, highlighting and even as a blush, eyeshadow and shaping up the eyebrows.

Well, I'm talking about none other than ILLAMASQUA SCULPTING POWDER DUO which is every girl's best friend. Skillful shading and highlighting on the face can be achieved with this perfectly amazing contour kit. And today I'm going to review ILLAMASQUA ILLUMINATE & NEFERTITI.

First let me tell you a little about the brand.

ILLAMASQUA is a British cult cosmetic brand founded by Julian Kynaston in November 2008. It soon made waves among the beauty experts worldwide and is available in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Middle East.

ILLAMASQUA Sculpting Powder Duo comes in two shades

1) Illuminate & Nefertite (nude/shimmer)

2) Heliopolis & Lumus (champagne gold/soft brown)

 

Reviewing Illuminate & Nefertite.

I've used it a couple of times and I'm loving it. Overall, this duo is brilliant. Skillful shading and highlighting can be achieved with this amazing ILLAMASQUA compact. I used the lighter shade to highlight my features and the darker shade to help me to shadow my plump cheeks and jawline.

Packaging

The compact is a sleek black acrylic container. The elegant ILLAMASQUA logo is embossed on top and side of the compact. The compact has a high shine enamel finish. The sculpting Powder duo is housed in a mirrored compact. The box of the compact comes with all the details of the product like ingredient list, shade, weight and has a step by step instructions on how to highlight and shade.

MY OBSERVATION

Whatever shape your face is, skillful shading and highlighting can help you to achieve and enhance your good points and minimize the less desirable ones.

The ILLUMINATE & NEFERTITI Powder duo compact is phenomenal and has a highlight and contour portion in it. The ILLUMINATE (top half) highlight shade looks shimmery but leaves a soft, glowing appearance to the highlighted areas of the face by making the features look more prominent and lifts them. If applied with a fan brush, it gives a beautiful sheen and blends beautifully. And anyway, we all love highlight's complimenting our cheekbones and brow arch. Don't we? The duo is super pigmented. It's finely milled, so you don't get that awful glittery effect on the face. It's super moisturizing and creates a fresh faced look.

For shading NEFERTITI tone (bottom half) makes features recede into the background and blends effortlessly into the skin. The shading looks believable and helps to create definition. Just contour on cheekbones, chin and blend well. The formula gives a right amount of sheen which blends into the skin easily.

The duo can be also used as an eyeshadow, blush and can be dabbed onto your brow bone, cupid's brow and along the nose. The sculpting powder is buildable and if you desire four to five variation can be created when applied. Basically, it can be layered for a more flattering effect.

For double impact, use a wet makeup sponge.

The dual powders are silky and soft, leaving behind no harsh lines. So dust them with a light touch of brush. Just make sure to keep the separate brushes/sponge for each shade. Both ways, the effect is lovely and subtle.

LONGEVITY

The effect lasts all day, when applied with a wet brush/sponge.

QUANTITY

2x3g / 0.1 oz

PRICE

AED: 150/205

AVAILABILITY: ILLAMASQUA Store, The Dubai Mall +97143399208 and City Center Mirdiff

AREEJ stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

You can also visit their website by clicking here

*Product sample provided by the PR team.

Hope you enjoyed reading the review. Feel free to ask any questions regarding the product. Have a fantastic day.

 

Lots of love,

Laxmi Advani

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm
2015-10-08
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Hi there!

This fall, update your beauty routine by going glam with Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm. Who doesn’t love a red carpet look, which will get you noticed for all the right reasons! Well, talking about reasons, let me tell you a little bit about Laura Mercier.

About Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Cosmetics is a global luxury line of cosmetics, skin care, body & bath and fragrances, which was founded in 1996. Their aim is to make every woman look beautiful by achieving a glowing, clear skin. They are an international brand sold in almost 1122 stores in 27 countries.

This August 2015, Laura Mercier takes us on a cosmetic journey, introducing a new Fall 2015 collection. They have launched an incredible, sophisticated collection of guild free 14 delectable pigmented Lip Parafait Creamy Colourbalms.

The Fall Lip Parfaits collection features 14 shades.

  1. Sweet Guava
  2. Amaretto Swirl
  3. Cherry-on-Top
  4. Cherries Jubilee
  5. Cinn-ful
  6. Creamsicle
  7. Iced Pomegranate
  8. Juicy Papaya
  9. Pink Grapefruit
  10. Red Velvet
  11. Raspberry Ripple
  12. Tutti Frutti
  13. Bloody Cherry
  14. Crème de Cassis

 

And I’m really excited to review and share swatches of Raspberry Ripple Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm with you all today.

PACKAGING

The packaging looks sophisticated. The details of the lipstick are imprinted on the box of the lipstick, which consists of all details like the ingredients, shade and manufactured details. The metallic, bullet-shaped wand is sleek and elegant. Laura Mercier is printed on this silver half of the tube.

Formula & Texture

The formula keeps the lips looking softer and fuller. The creamy Raspberry Ripple not only creates a rich, long-lasting hue in one swift application, but also hydrates the lips too. It contains a cocktail of vitamins and butters, which nourishes the lips and has the staying power of a lip stain.

This hybrid formula leaves your pout feeling sensationally soft and boasts a satin finish.

Longevity

The Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm formula lasts for up to 4-6 hours. But the tint stays on for long. It has a natural and sheer look, which helps in enhancing the natural lip colour. It makes me feel that my lips are enveloped in a creamy layer without being sticky. It had a comforting scent too. Check out the swatch in the picture above.

How to TIP

Lipstick adds the finishing touch to makeup. Outline the lips with a lip-liner and use a lip brush to apply Raspberry Ripple Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm to give you more control over direction.

Overall verdict

Raspberry Ripple colourbam has the power to elevate my mood and makes me feel instantly more edgy and feminine. It brightened up my complexion too.

Laura Mercier, Lip parfait creamy colour balm offers one stroke and full coverage, which makes it the perfect choice for a day or night out. This insta-licious lip perfect creamy colourbalm is very hydrating and specially designed to give you a perfect pout. This high sheen Raspberry Ripple coasts the lips in a luminous sophisticated shade that attracts every eye. A deal this good should never be missed.

I’ll get the other shades and you get yours too. And do leave in your comments.

Product Information

The Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm comes with 3.5g/Poids net wt. 0.12 oz.

Laura Mercier cosmetics are available at AREEJ stores in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in select malls. Price- AED 117

Chance to win AED100 voucher from Lifestyle
2015-10-08
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Hey Friends!

Here's a chance for 3 of you to win AED 100 each voucher from @landmarkshops. All you have to do is: 1) Follow @laxmiadvanilabeauty 2) Follow @landmarkshops 3)Share the picture and tag at least 5 friends. 4) And tell us why you love #landmarkshops. Contest is open to all residents of UAE. Winners will be announced on the 5th of September.

So hurry up!

My Online Shopping Experience With Landmarkshop.com
2015-10-08
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I am a shopaholic. After all, who isn’t?

Mall hopping is my passion whenever time permits. And I can literally shop till I drop!

Most times, it's a family trip. But in a while I see my kids droop and wilt, and wander around with a dazed expression. Not only does that make me feel guilty, but it's a complete dampener to my favourite pastime.

It was time, I decided, for a change in my modus operandi. I needed to come up with something that saved travel time and energy, and which did not involve dragging my whole family for an unreasonably long period of time. And that's when I discovered this amazing online shopping paradise created by the Landmark group. What made it so different from the scores of online shoppiing sites, you may ask?Well, it stands out from the rest for all the facilities it offers. For one thing, it provides real-time stock level information about a particular product that you are looking for.

Online shopping? Hmm that was a suggestion, but it wasn't always a satisfactory experience. 

Let me introduce you to an unforgettable and amazing paradise of shopping created by LANDMARK group “www.Landmarkshops.com”. This premium concept that was born in 2012, offers over a whopping 35000 products for shopping starting from the range of Aed10 and above.

The uniqueness of Landmark shops makes them different from their competitors by having an online presence as well as brick and mortar. Over the years people have been shopping and using their products in day-to-day life. By now they know about their quality, customer service and after sales service. No other online retailer can match their offers in this region.

 

You must be wondering what’s new and different about this experience.

 

Landmarkshops.com houses a wide range of multiple product concepts and brands under one roof like Splash, Max, Shoemart, Lifestyle Babyshop, Emax and Centrepoint. This electronic shopping experience displays offering of clothes, shoes, accessories, gift items, makeup, toys, electronics, jewelry, beauty products and home furniture like an interactive magazine.

Now you can skip interaction with sales persons and long waiting queues. This online shopping experience provides real-time stock level information about a particular product you are looking for. And on top of all, they are open 24/7, 365 days a year. You can also have the access to a wide range of products and can purchase just by clicking in a go. They also have a surprise section dedicated to their pop up sales that offers 25-70% off on selected items.

 

Another unique feature of landmarkshops.com is that you can earn Shukran points and redeem them in their 2000 stores in Mina region and online also.

 

Now I would like to share my e-shopping experience with you all.

 

Having garnered all this info on this shopping site, I plunged right into it.. And I’m going to tell you all about it.

I visited the website www.landmarkshops.com, and for starters, the homepage looked simple yet classy. (Refer to image 2) For all smart phone and tablet users Landmarkshops.com have introduced a newly launched mobile android application, which can be downloaded through Google play. This mobile application features four key messages. (Refer to image 6)

 

1- You can have fast delivery, easy returns and can shop from Saturday to Thursday by 3.30 pm to get next business day delivery. Products can be return within 30 days. Just call on 800-SHOPS to schedule a return or drop off item at select stores.

2- Shop by Brands: You can shop by brands from your android smart phones.

3- Pay with Confidence: Your Online shopping experience is protected by an industry leading 256 Bit SSL security.

4- Earn & Use Shukran Points on the Go: Shopping via app will still make you earn and use Shukran points.

 

Well you can shop online at landmarkshops.com, by registering from your Facebook account. You can also open an account on landmarkshops.com and start shopping. By logging into your account, it’s possible to check all your previous and current orders. Or simply just go to their website directly, and start shopping instantly. This virtual site is mobile friendly so you can ditch your desktop computers and I pads to shop.

The home page displays a search bar, category selector and shopping basket on top. A grid of brands is displayed neatly on the home page. With this feature you can simplify your search and select your brand of choice.

A store finder, my account, help, and about me tabs are available by the end of the page. You get updated about their upcoming launch and collections, just by clicking on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram icon as well. (Refer to image 3,4,5)

They also have a customer service hotline number which can help to solve pre sale and after sale questions.

The help tab contains options to help answer questions that you may have and guides you through a smooth and unforgettable shopping experience. Being this user friendly, what more can you ask for while shopping online? So, get going.

I have been wanting to give my family something for a long time and Landmarkshops.com gave me the right opportunity to have an unforgettable shopping experience on their website. I never knew what I would choose, but the wide variety and offers made it very easy for me to select gifts for all. Yes, it was as simple as that.

I selected ‘Lifestyle’ brand and almost the entire virtual store came in front of my eyes. I opted for the fragrance section as they had an extensive product range and prices to choose from. Each product had a very clear image, description and price.  Some of the fragrances were only available exclusively on landmarkshops.com. I chose "Just Cavali" for my husband, as he was looking for this fragrance for quite a while, DKNY for my daughter and Calvin Klein for my son. After selecting the items, I added them to my cart.

When I continued my shopping, the cart icon at the right corner showed the number of items that I have selected so far. At any time I could click on this cart icon to see my purchase summary, where I could compare descriptions and prices clearly of the selected products.

At the bottom of my selection, it also recommended some other options, which were in the same price range. Once I had decided to checkout and click, it gave me an option on how would I want to pay. Payment methods are fairly convenient. One can pay by using their Shukran points or via credit or debit card, and most importantly, cash on delivery is an option as well! I think this option gives great comfort to various customers who don't have credit cards or do not like to use cards due to security reasons. I chose my option and got a prompt e-mail notification immediately after my purchase. The following day, they called and fixed a time convenient to me, and delivered the merchandise in a box. Now all I need to do is to gift wrap them, and give it to my family!

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Welcome To The World of MURAD
2015-10-08
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MURAD SKINCARE is America’s first and most respected modern clinical doctor’s brand. Inspired by Dr. Murad’s research confirming that his whole person inclusive Health system offers the ultimate path to restoring health and beauty from the cellular level up, MURAD products offer targeted care to rapidly resolve common skin concerns. Murad helps millions of people to look and feel better every day.

 

MURAD ENVIRONMENTAL SHIELD COLLECTION

 

A few days ago I received a gorgeous starter’s kit from MURAD and I’m going to share my experience with you and guide you more about the products available in the Environmental Sheild collection.

 

BY MURAD: Environmental exposure creates a broad range of problems for your skin. That’s why this antioxidant-rich treatment is formulated to restore clarity, texture, elasticity and firmness, while fading pigmentation and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Murad’s patented infusion technology delivers a pure vitamin c directly into the skin. See a significant improvement in just one treatment.

 

True or False-Let’s find out

 

Essential-C Cleanser

 

Murad claims ESSENTIAL-C Cleanser is recommended as a step one cleanser. It is formulated to cleanse and rehydrate environmental damaged skin.

 

 

INGREDIENTS: Picture on top

On the backside, you can find description about this product and the ingredients list.

 

 

HOW TO USE

 

Massage two drops on damp face.

Rinse with warm water.

 

 

 

 

MY REVIEW

 

Murad Essential-C cleanser is a high performance antioxidant facial cleanser, which draws out impurities and gives a fresh, beautiful and hydrated skin. Since I started using this product, I noticed my skin, improving in more ways than one. It left my skin soft, smooth and less drying as I have a combination skin.

 

This is a light, fresh fragrance cleanser.

No irritation whatsoever.

It pleasantly foams up to loosen and rinse away sebum and old skin is ready to slough and rebalances my skin.

 

Strengths:

It smells nice.

Easy to wash off.

Doesn’t irritate the eyes.

Doesn’t dry the skin.

The product is tested on people.

Animal cruelty free.

Formulated without parabens and phthalates.

 

Rating

9/10

 

Totally recommend it.

 

Have you tried this product? What do you think about it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murad Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo
2015-10-08
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 Murad claims:

Fast-acting 2-step treatment helps clear and then seal pores to reduce the formation of blackheads by an average of 58%*

 

This must-have duo is recommended as a step 2 treatment in any Murad Pore Reform Regimen. It clears blackheads and inhibits formation of future blackheads while tightening pores as part of Dr. Murad’s inclusive health system of care.

 

My thoughts on Murad Blackhead & Pore Clearing Duo

 

I gave been struggling blackheads for quite some time and a lot of products failed to impress me so far. I was introduced to the Murad 2 step process, to remove blackheads and pore clearing duo. The blackhead remover is easy to smear on the face. It is thick and creamy, but removed 70% of my blackheads. It exfoliated very well and was not too drying.

The first step is a scrub that you leave on your face for a few minutes and then you wash it off. The granules in this mask are slightly rough, so I don’t recommend it for sensitive skin.

 

Step 2-Pore Refining Sealer

 

This amazing serum is very light and soft. It can be applied immediately after using the mask and again after 12 hours of the initial treatment. I’ve used this duo twice and I can see visibly good results so far. I did not experience any negative reaction to this duo.

Overall, I recommend it. A MUST TRY.

 

Hope I was able to enlighten you all on some of the Murad products.

Do let me know your experiences with Murad products.

 

 YOU CAN FIND MURAD PRODUCTS ONLINE AND IN BOOTS ACROSS UAE

 

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Murad products are scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals.

 

OVERALL RATING

4.5 stars

 

LA PERLA
2015-10-08
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NAOMI CAMPBELL WEARS THE "IMPOSSIBLE LACE" FOR THE LA PERLA F/W2015 CAMPAIGN

Naomi Campbell wears the same look that closed the Atelier Collection catwalk during the Parisian couture fashion week, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. A breathtaking ensemble made up of a long night robe and trousers in the "impossible lace". The exclusive theme of the La Perla collection was born from the seemingly impossible task of reproducing a delicate and refined lace that dates back to the early 1900s, found on a vintage market. The difficulties created by the particularly elaborate design, not suited to the looms used today, were overcome by a maître dentellier from Calais, who injected life into this project, allowing La Perla to add garments as precious as jewels to its Made to Measure line. The modern charisma of Naomi brings out the uniqueness of the iconic one-piece for 2015, inspired by the shape of a stylised anchor reproduced in golden thread using the soutache technique. This couture interpretation of the world of beachwear forms part of the Atelier Collection and has become a key component of the perfect look for a pool party, teamed with garments such as the sahariana jacket in silk organza.

www.laperla.com

LOUIS VUITTON'S MONOGRAM BAG BY CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIAN
2015-10-08
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LOUIS VUITTON is celebrating MONOGRAM BAG- CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIAN

 

To celebrate the 160th anniversary of LV Company, Louis Vuitton house invited six of the world’s design pioneers to interpret the LV monogram.

 

LOUIS VUITTON claims

 

 

The project is a collection of works that shows the distinctly personal side of the MONOGRAM. Six creative iconoclasts – the best in their individual fields – who blur the lines between fashion, art, architecture and product design, have been given carte blanche to dictate and make whatever they see fit in the iconic canvas.

Christian Louboutian is one of the six designers to spell his magic on one of the monogram bag collection.

 

My views on the Christian Louboutian bag

 

Christian Louboutian designed a stunner shopping bag by adding LV monogram, metal studs and a beautiful leather bow to the bag. Mobile phone, mini Ipad, wallet, and a small makeup pouch can easily fit in this gorgeous shopping bags compartment and pocket.

Definitely it’s a luxury bag with only a few pieces available in the whole world.

This limited edition has a story to it and is a good fashion investment. It is certainly a timeless and the most elegant LV bag I’ve ever seen and owned.

The LV bag is a stunner and definitely a collectable piece.

 

I simply love it and I’m proud to own this rare piece of the LV designed by Christian Louboutian.

 

Price; $5,510

 

You are lucky if you find one and do share your views with me on this.

 

 

 

ISADORA GLOSSY EYELINER-44 SWEDISH BLUE
2015-10-08
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This is one makeup product every girl needs and can’t do without.

Blue is the hue again this season and Isadora inspires us to this color, so be sure to add it into your makeup pouch. I’ll review and swatch this amazing eyeliner for you in this blog.

 

SHADES AVAILABLE

Swedish Blue and Black

 

About ISADORA

ISADORA cosmetics are a Swedish cosmetic brand established in 1983.

On May 2013, Isadora cosmetics launched its products in the Lifestyle stores in the UAE.

 

Isadora’s product description:

-       Super glossy finish

-       Intense color pay off

-       Flexible and pointed applicator for precise application.

-       Quick drying

-       Waterproof

 

My Review:

I would describe it in one word: AMAZING

This fast drying, pointed and glossy eyeliner, helps in making a cat flick in a shot for a classic look. The product is highly pigmented, shiny and can be worn for a couple of hours. It doesn’t drip and is easy to wipe off. The formula dries quickly and is waterproof. It does not fade upon splashing water. My eyes get watery fast and most of the eyeliner smudges within a few hours, but Isadora’s Blue eyeliner lasted on my sensitive eyes very well. I’m very happy with this versatile eyeliner. Most importantly, this intense royal blue color creates a dreamy, fantastical feel for an evening dinner or a night out with friends.

 

How-to Tips

-Prep eyes with a primer.

-Apply a neutral eye shadow.

-Line the top lash-line with the blue liquid eyeliner, drawing outward slightly at the corner.

 

Packaging:

The tiny blue bottle comes with a long handle brush, attached to it.

The blue handle gives good control, when applying the liner.

The tip of the brush is slightly stiff, but easy enough to draw a line.

The packaging is spill proof and travel friendly.

 

Price: It retails at 78AED

 

Available in all Lifestyle stores in the Middle East.

 

Active Ingredients:

 Capric Triglyceride – softening

 

Net content: 4 ml / .14 FL. Oz.

 

Conclusion:

The texture is smooth with a glossy finish and very wearable. The color, pigmentation and quality of Isadora’s liquid eyeliner is absolutely gorgeous and worth the price.

 

My rating: 4.5 stars

ISADORA FACE SCULPTOR Review
2015-10-08
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 The Face Sculptor from Isodora is such a practical bronzing palette which has a soft bronzer, blusher and highlighter blended together in a compact to contour the face easily. This is what every woman needs to look perfect. Whatever face shape you have, good shading and highlighting can help in enhancing your face and bronzers can be used to warm up the complexion. The highlighter makes features more prominent and gives high cheekbones and shadows plum cheeks. The blusher helps in adding colours to the cheeks and enhances natural skin tone rather than disguise it. Overall the warm peach contour kit is too good. The colours are perfect, silky, nice and matte with minimal shimmer in the highlighter and bronzer.

Well the chart given above by Isadora can help you achieve the final and perfect look which your face needs.

HOW TO USE by ISADORA
TO SCULPT AND DEFINE
Apply the bronzer below the cheekbones and along the chin, sides of the nose, jawline and hairline.
TO HIGHLIGHT
Apply the highlighter above the cheek bones, forehead along the brow bone and down the bridge of the nose.
TO COLOR
Apply the blusher from the apples of the cheek and upwards.

Packaging: The kit is a round compact with a clear lid. It’s travel friendly.
Fragrance: Its fragrance free and clinically tested.

Formula: The colours are fairly pigmented and can be easily blended with a brush.
The texture is very soft and easy to apply. The bronzer has a bit of shimmer in it which looks beautiful when applied properly. The colour last for a few hours but in summer you need to touch up in every 2 to 3 hours.


Price: Isadora sculptor compact retails at AED 143
Available in all Lifestyle stores in Gulf.

 

Rating: 4.5
*Isadora doesn’t test on animals.

MURAD ADVANCED ACTIVE RADIANCE SERUM
2015-10-08
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MURAD CLAIMS

Improves brightness, clarity and radiance by 60% in less than 1 week. The serum eliminates sunlight induced skin damage, enhances skin radiance and clarity. Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract increases skin radiance by controlling over active oil glands to reduce shine. The serum is suitable for all skin types.

Instructions:

The serum is creamy.

After cleansing and toning, massage a pea size drop serum over face and neck, pressing lightly.

Follow up with regular moisturizer.

 

 My views on the serum

 Doctor Howard Murad, rightly produced this serum which helped us to achieve radiant skin, specially for my kind of skin, which is a combination skin type and has pores. The vitamin-c works really well at clearing up the skin. What I noticed almost immediately is how velvety my skin felt after a few applications. It doesn’t feel or look oily. The serum boost moisture in the skin and helps it in looking radiant.

If you are looking for the perfect food for your skin type, this is definitely the right choice to tone and boost your complexion. Its fragrance free and soaks right in. If I continue using the serum, hopefully I will see greater results on my face.

 

Do I recommend it?

Yes, you must try it if you are not happy with your present serum.

 

Rating

8/10

 

MAC CANDY YUM YUM LIPSTICK REVIEW
2015-10-08
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Today my review is about this hot, sizzling, bright and vibrant lip shade by MAC. It is a perfect color for spring/summer 2015 and its called “Candy Yum Yum” A63. Mac describes it as “The lipstick dreams were made of” is back so you can get your fix of the vibrant, matt pink of Candy Yum- Yum. This colour was most converted by Makeup Artists and enthusiasts alike M.A.C. It’s a colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Slimmer on the street!

Packing: It’s lovely and very typical black and silver packaging as usual. The lipstick is nicely pointed.

My review on Candy Yum Yum

It’s a shocking neon pink shade with a blue undertone to it. It’s a deeper matte colour. If you are very bold and confident to wear it everyday, then go ahead. I recommend it for a perfect evening out. This intense, outstanding formula makes you stand out as it brightens up the face. Make sure to be pampered by all the attention you get from people around you. Many celebrities have been spotted with this lipstick shade on. The color rocks and is very flattering, as you can see in the pictures. It goes well with all skin colors.

 

Application tips are:

1)   -Moisturize your lips.

2)   -Line your lips with a similar colour lip pencil.

3)   -Use a lip brush to apply Candy Yum Yum.

4)   -Top it up with a gloss to look more glamorous.

 

Type: It’s a very matte lipstick shade.

 

 

Pros:

1)   -It’s an emotionally intense colour and glides on the lips smoothly.

2)   -Candy Yum Yum is a good choice for very feminine look.

3)   -Doesn’t wear off, when you eat.

4)   -The colour compliments all skin tones.

5)   -It lasts for 5 to 6 hours.

6)   -The shade looks great in photos.

 

Cons:

1)   -If lips are not well moisturized, they will result in flakiness.

2)   -You cannot wear, heavy makeup on the eyelids. Neutral or smoky eye make on the lids will match to this lip shade.

3)   -The shade stains.

 

Price: Dh104

Available in the MAC, Sephora stores worldwide.

 

Finally I advice you to go to the store and try the lipstick color, CANDY YUM YUM. If you like it, add it to your makeup bag.

My Rating; 4 stars

  

BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA
2015-10-08
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BENEFIT ROLLER LASH MASCARA: Finally a mascara inspired by hair rollers is out now in all Sephora stores worldwide. I love this magic wand. It lifts and coats the upper and lower lashes smoothly, which opens up and emphasize the eyes truly. This mascara is designed to curl the lashes for upto 12hrs. It doesn't flake and gives lashes great separation and length. The mascara brush is coated with tiny, soft hooks, which gives dramatic effect to the eyes. In two coats my lashes look like falsies! It suits all kinds of eye shapes. This is my favourite mascara for the time being till Benefit gets another one out. It's worth every penny and being a makeup artist and blogger, I can vouch on that. Price: Dh150 

2 in 1 Facial Pore Purifying Mask & Peel by Soap & Glory
2015-10-08
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I'm sitting in the dazzling room of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai and writing the review. It's a wonderful place to celebrate your special days and enjoy the multiple cuisine. Well today I'm going to review the most sort out remedy for reducing pores. It's The Fab Pore: 2 in 1 Facial Pore Purifying Mask & Peel by Soap & Glory. This treatment makes skin work more efficiently and naturally in reducing the size of the pores and in bringing back the freshness of the face. I love the smell and the cream showed amazing results. When I apply the mask, the treatment shows immediate effect even before I've finished applying it. It helps skin improves visually by reducing the pore size on the face and brightens up the skin. Overall it's a great scrub and a must for a girl on the go. If you have combination skin, try exfoliating two to three times a week. Recommend to all with open pores. 
Available in Boots UK Boots Middle East Soap & Glory
Photo credit: Laxmi Advani & Atlantis

Coconut Oil 2-in-1 Creamy Scrub & Wash by Victoria's Secret PINK
2015-10-08
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 have been eyeing this limited edition Coconut Oil 2-in-1 Creamy Scrub & Wash by Victoria's Secret PINK for sometime and found it online on e-bay. This is a great product and I love experimenting with scrubs. This scrub helps to exfoliate the skin well and is super smooth and hydrating. The nourishing coconut oil comes with apricot seeds which are very soft and doesn't hurt the skin when exfoliated. It rinses easily. This body buffing scrub gives a glow to the skin. It nourishes and moistens the skin well. The smell is good but doesn't linger on for long. If you are a coconut lover then it's totally worth it. 
Price: $15
Photo credit: Laxmi Advani 

Bourjois Rough Edition Lipstick34 Cherry
2015-10-08
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Enhance your lips by using Bourjois Rough Edition Lipstick34 Cherry My Choice. It's the new long lasting 12hour formula designed for your lips. I just love, love it. The Cherry My Choice is a very pretty and powerful colour. You don't need to wear a lot of makeup with this lip colour. Just do your base, neutral eye makeup, sleek eyeliner, blusher and lastly the rich, red, cherry lipstick to complete your elegant and sophisticated style. It's a very pigmented, hydrating and smooth colour. One swipe of this is enough to brighten up the face. Works like a charm! This vibrant colour goes with all skin tones. It doesn't seep into the lip lines and stays fresh for couple of hours. I highly recommend this classic shade by Bourjois. Available in all Bourjois stores worldwide.
Photo credits: Laxmiadvani 

Urban Decay Naked Palette
2015-10-08
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Dark to dramatic, light to pearly, frosted to fresh - a number of effects can be achieved with this cool Urban Decay Naked palette. These eye shadows are within the same colour group and complement each other. You can create soft ,smudgy and dramatic looks from this mini palette. The eye shadows have a hint of shimmer, which pops up the eyes instantly. The palette has 12 beautiful shades, which are highly pigmented and comes with a Primer Potion and a Karma brush. All I can say is that it's a very good deal with great quality, suits all skin tones and fits in the budget. It's a perfect fit for your bag too. Overall it's radical and I'd recommend it strongly. Available in all Sephora stores worldwide.
Photo credits: Laxmi Advani

NOUBA Eye Pencil and Mascara
2015-10-08
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The eyes are windows to the soul. And to enhance these beautiful eyes, we need to use the right makeup products. Create a dramatic and dark effect by applying NOUBA70 eye pencil-Matita Occhi. This pencil doesn't smudge or dry out. It does not pull on skin and blends well. I can say it's the ultimate eye pencil for every girl. To complete the look use NOUBA mascara-Triple Volume Carbon Black. This treatment gives more thickness and length to lashes. The formula contains Capispheres- micro spheres of fatty acids and vegetal oils, which joins the keratin of the lashes and act in depth, maintaining the restructuring effect - claims NOUBA You can get these gorgeous products at all Lifestyle stores in Dubai. 
Photo Credits-Laxmi Advani

The Mimesis Eyeshadow-Ombretto 164
2015-10-08
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Introducing you all to another product by NOUBA called The Mimesis Eyeshadow-Ombretto 164. This is a very cool, soft, daytime eyeshadow which gives a frosty, shimmering look that brightens up the eye immediately. Perfect for an eye captivating look. Available in all the Lifestyle stores in Dubai.

MILLEBACI No.7
2015-10-08
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We are celebrating NOUBA'S collection this week by introducing you all to some of it's latest products. NOUBA is an Italian brand available in Dubai, U.S. and online. NOUBA gives us this beautiful, extraordinary liquid lip colour called MILLEBACI No.7. This gorgeous rich red lip colour works well for evenings because it gives features greater emphasis and a more bold and glamorous touch to ones personality. This look works well for evenings. The colour doesn't smudge and spreads easily. It's suitable for all skin types. Detailed review coming soon. Available in Lifestyle stores in Dubai.
Photography: Laxmi Advani

Launch of Spring Summer Collection by Nouba
2015-10-08
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Fantastic evening by NOUBA MIDDLE EAST at the launch of Spring Summer Collection at LifestyleGulf in Mirdif City center Dubai

EVIAN Mineral Water Spray
2015-10-08
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EVIAN Mineral water spray is a delightful cool mist to rehydrate skin and revive makeup. Check out these pictures to see how it can be used. 
By Laxmi Advani

CHOCOMANIA by BODY SHOP[
2015-10-08
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Can't get enough of chocolate's. Then try out these awesome CHOCOMANIA collections by BODY SHOP
1-CHOCOMANIA Body Butter keeps you moisturized for at least 24 hrs and smells heavenly.
2-LIP BUTTER CHOCOMANIA helps the lips in staying soft and yummy throughout the day. It has a great buttery taste.
3-CHOCOMANIA Shower Cream comes with a bold and rich scent. It is as luxurious as my Patchi chocolates.
4-Body Butter CHOCOMANIA Scrub is an excellent exfoliant scrub with a chocolate aroma. 
5-Body Shop CHOCOMANIA Soap-gives a long lasting hydration to the skin and smells like hot chocolate.
Use all these products for better results.
Photo credits: LAXMI ADVANI 

PINK FRESH & CLEAN/ PINK WARM & COZY SHIMMER MIST
2015-10-08
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SHIMMERY SUMMER 
No one can do it better than Victoria Secret when it comes to smells and shimmer. My today's review is on PINK FRESH & CLEAN/ PINK WARM & COZY SHIMMER MIST. 
These mists are heavenly. The moment I spray the mist on my body, it smells very girly and refreshing. The mist leaves my skin radiant, fresh and glowing. It lasts for quite a while and I receive a lot of compliments too. The mist has shimmer in it but it is not much noticeable at day time, which is fineby me. Anyhow a little sparkle in the summer adds glamour to ones personality, which is loved by all. The packaging is cute but average. The mist blends easily with your skin. 
Highly recommended for all age groups and certainly affordable. 
Available in all Victoria Secret stores worldwide.

Nails By House of Holland
2015-10-08
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Go funky this summer by wearing this most sort out fun, fashionable nails. Created by House of Holland 
Available @VirginMegastore 
Price: 39 DHS

Pink Oyster from Bobbi Brown
2015-10-08
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Are you ready to party? Check out this Shimmer Brick Compact called Pink Oyster from Bobbi Brown. Just love it 

Falsies
2015-10-08
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Try out these Falsies to look glam. Suitable for day and night wear. These are reusable.*Adhesive included Available in Virgin megastore and online. Price: AED-29 ‪#‎virginmegastore‬ ‪#‎eylure‬ 
Photo credits: Laxmi Advani

Beauty Collage From Claire's
2015-10-08
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Pick up this cute beauty collage from Claire's. It contains 40 eyeshadows, 6 lipgloss, 4 blusher brush. Great product for a first time user and very reasonable. 

Price-Dhs: 150

SPONGE & BLUSH DUO
2015-10-08
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SPONGE & BLUSH DUO
Check out this cool two-In-one wonder brush. It can be used for contouring and for applying blush. It's a great space saver in your makeup bag.
Avaliable in Forever21 Stores Price: Dhs 25/Rs: 359
Photo credits: Laxmi Advani

SCHOLL FOOT SPA
2015-10-08
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Don't wait for a monthly parlour visit for a foot spa. Our feet need more pampering than that. Get a foot spa massager and relax your feet every once in two days. It's easy to use and soothes tiring feet. It also gets rid of foot odours. Unit comes with a massaging roller, removable pumice stone and 5 piece pedicure kit to keep your feet soft. Available online worldwide. I totally recommend it friends. 

SALLY HANSEN DOUBLE DUTY BASE AND TOP COAT 0.45 FLUID OUNCE
2015-10-08
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Save money and get this amazing 2 in 1 base and top coat. This not only strengthens and protects the nails but also seals the nail colour. 
Price- $4.99 and up 
Available online worldwide

Create A Tan Look
2015-10-08
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HOW TO CREATE A FAKE TAN LOOK? 
Create a natural tanned look and healthy glow this summer by using MAC Gloden Bronzer B6. Make sure to blend it well and choose the right bronzer for your skin tone. 

Beauty Blender Spong
2015-10-08
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This is the ultimate sponge which helps you to blend your makeup easily.It will help you to avoid a streaky effect when applying foundation. Dampen it for better results.Available at all the leading beauty stores worldwide.

LIP TATTOOS
2015-10-08
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Are you getting bored of your regular lipstick colours? If so, try out these innovative temporary lip tattoos. These colourful appliqués lasts for 8 hours. They are 100% latex and gluten free.

Style Curly Hair
2015-10-08
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HOW TO STYLE CURLY HAIR? 
Say goodbye to frizzy hair days. Use these awesome products by #BEDHEAD #TIGI #CATWALK CURLESQUE CURL COLLECTIONS #FOXYCURLS-CONTOUR CREAM. It is available in all leading salons in #DUBAI and #LAKMESALON in#INDIA Reviews of the products coming soon MODEL: GEHNA 

Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation
2015-10-08
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THE CHANEL “PERFECTION LUMIERE VELVET” FOUNDATION

Hi Friends,
This tip is for all who want to look beautiful and sheer with minimal makeup. I am introducing all of you to a “No make up look”.
I am sharing a secret to this possible look with only one foundation.
The ultimate luxurious treat for your skin, yes its, THE CHANEL “PERFECTION LUMIERE VELVET”

All about the Chanel foundation

THE CHANEL Foundation Claims:
The Unique formula of this fluid foundation provides a long lasting, matte-velvet finish, its lightweight & Oil Free. Soft-focus pigments smooth and perfects the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day.
Only a small quantity will do all the Magic? 
Yes, shake the bottle well before using it. A few drops are enough and I promise you this bottle will last for 20 to 30 days.
I will tell you how to apply it:
It can be applied by using a foundation brush on the face and neck. I prefer using fingertips for better blending.
What I think about it personally?
Its Magic, basically it gives a light to medium coverage. The formula leaves your skin matte but radiant. It covers slight marks and evens out the skin. It looks too natural. The skin looks hydrated whenever I use it. No one can tell whether I'm wearing foundation. Personally I like a velvet texture on my face and this does the needful. It blends in with all kinds of skin,colors and tones. Frankly you don’t need a concealer. You can go anywhere wearing this foundation. It lasts all day. It helps protect our skin as it has SPF-15. The formula is great for normal, dry and combination skin. It sits well on these skin types. I don’t recommend it for oily skin. If you have acne and scars,don’t use it.It has traces of alcohol so I won't recommend it for sensitive skin.The foundation does not give a heavy coverage, although it has no side effects. You won't get any breakouts.
Packaging- It’s a plastic bottle so it is easy to carry when you are on the go.
Final Recommendation:
It’s premium, so its expensive but worth every penny. Try out a sample and find your color. Get ready for a silk like finish- what more do you want?

NIVEA Facial Cleaning Wipes
2015-10-08
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Taking care of your skin is the most important routine in our daily lives. And removing the impurities in the best possible way by the end of the day, is also must. After trying out all the products in the stores, I really like Nivea's Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes Dry/Sensitive. It's not only gentle on the skin, but also removes eye makeup as well. My skin feels refreshed after using it. Most importantly, its alcohol free with a hint of almond oil.
So friends grab one and free your skin!

http://www.boots.com/en/Nivea-Daily-Essentials-Gentle-Facial-Cleansing-Wipes-For-Dry-Sensitive-Skin-25s_1116021/

Dirty Works Rose & Glow Mask
2015-10-08
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Hey friends, this amazing, truly exotic face mask not only makes your facial skin soft but adds a glow to it. It left my skin fresh all day long.
Go and grab one at Boots Dubai/U.K. and it's also available online.

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/sainsburys-price-comparison/Facial_Care/Dirty_Works_Rosy_Glow_Moisture_Mask_100ml.html

Facial Cleansing
2015-10-08
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My trip to U.S. was a great discovery of different products. Things are so handy and innovative. I found one such thing that made me ditch all my expensive face cleaning products. I have limited time for myself and this product takes care of my everyday facial cleansing routine.

http://www.amazon.com/Olay-Sensitive-4-In-1-Facial-Cloths/dp/B004CQXZ5U

MAGNIFYING GLASS MAKEUP COSMETIC MIRROR
2015-10-08
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Today I'm going to share the most important tip on makeup tool. The tool which will help you in blending the foundation.
To line the lash line to perfection.
To blend the eye shadow and highlight the cheek bones.
It allows you to get well close up and do your makeup, tweezing, and putting contact lenses.
That is the MAGNIFYING GLASS MAKEUP COSMETIC MIRROR. 
It lets you focus intensely on the smallest details of your face which a normal mirror can't do. So guys go and buy one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compact-10X-Magnifying-Glass-Make-up-Cosmetic-Mirror-/360652150420

My Online Shopping Experience With Landmarkshop.com
2015-10-08
GUESS presents Fall 2015 collection
2015-11-29
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Nov 2, 2015, Dubai, UAE: GUESS hosted a creative and engaging fashion presentation of its autumn ’15 collection on Thursday with live mannequins as part of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience at its flagship store in Dubai Mall. The event showcased models posing perfectly still like mannequins in the shop windows as live music played in the background.

Press, bloggers and customers were excited to be a part of this unique presentation and closely examined the outfits displayed on the live mannequins. The gorgeous models posed beautifully for the photographers and bloggers who were seen tweeting about the event.

Denim plays a prominent role in this season’s women’s collection with GUESS’ two new revolutionary styles, the Push Up and Shaper, making their first debut in a variety of vintage inspired washes. Several fashion forward non‐denim silhouettes are highlighted within the delivery including structured shift dresses, maxi cardigans, sweater ponchos with leather trimming and belted details as well as a vast array of cozy cable knit sweaters for cooler temperatures. The Fall Marciano assortment showcases the most desired ready-to-wear pieces of the season including structured trench coats, high-waisted wide-leg trousers, flirty sequined mini dresses as well as a wide array of long and flowy evening gowns for the woman seeking an elevated approach to fashion.

For the GUESS Guy, the newest light-to-medium washes and jogger styles offered in the Flex denim category make for a perfect pairing with a complete selection of basic and bold graphic tees. Quilted bomber jackets, all over distressed faux-shearling coats and hooded puffers are the key outerwear styles of the season.

The collection is available in all Guess stores across GCC.

About GUESS AL FUTTAIM

On January 31st 2012, GUESS Inc. and Al Futtaim Trading Company entered into a distribution license agreement to develop the brand across the Middle East, with the existing business portfolio spanning seven territories inclusive of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon and Egypt. Covering prime locations and cities across the region the GUESS business portfolio encompasses multiple retail concepts as GUESS Jeans, GUESS by Marciano, GUESS Kids, GUESS Accessories and GUESS Footwear; across a network of 65 stores by end 2015. As a result of this successful acquisition and setting a new milestone for the business, Al Futtaim now operates the largest number of GUESS retail stores in the Middle East with a commitment to create a retail business that is ready for sustainable growth across the region and to expand in new markets like Qatar and Oman.