Beauty

December 21,2013
 

Step 1

Paint on a base coat and two coats of a festive cranberry nail polish. 

Step 2

Create the latticework design, by first dipping a striper brush or eyeliner brush in a pigmented pearly white polish.
Paint on two X-shapes across the nail one on top of the other to form crosshatches.
Make sure each X-shape is spaced evenly.
Connect the lines at the four corners of the nail to complete the design.

Step 3

Dip a dotter tool or the ball end of a bobby pin in a metallic gold polish, then place a dot in the center of each diamond.

And Voila!
 

 

     
December 20,2013

No7 Lift&Luminate Product Review


I was so excited when I got this product because I loved the idea of having a 2-in-1, for me it meant less time in front of the mirror!

As smooth as it felt between my fingers and hands, it gave my face an unexpected result.
The first 4 days went great, I wasn't sold on the texture but I was content with how lovely it smelled and it did luminate my skin (a welcomed quick result).
However, on the 5th day my skin developed some sort of itch directly after I had applied the product accompanied by pimple looking like developments. I stopped it immediately.
I told a friend of mine who had experienced more or less the same thing with the same product.

My View: it's got a lovely concept,I love the idea but I must say I would advice one to get some well informed advice before trying the product, especially if you have dry skin like me.


 October 7,2013

       The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic,Virginia Clinic



Face skincare is extremely important for both males and females! 
I took my face to a well qualified and experienced professional for my facial, after examining my skin and finding out that I have combination skin, they performed a medical facial on me.
Honestly, going in I was a little skeptical but I had confidence in the dr's abilities.

The facial took just an hour with oxygen having been used towards the end of my session plus a face massage. It left my skin feeling supple and rejuvenated.


 

I highly recommend this clinic to all the women and men who visit this clinic for professional advice ranging from facials to major cosmetic surgery.

Give them a call at +965 2562 5030

 

                         September 26,2013 

NIVEA launches a new, pure and authentic packaging design






I will be trying it out,I will update you guys with a full review later!

                                                September 24,2013  

                          DASHING DIVA NAIL SPA


I visited another beauty spa at Flex Fitness for women, dashing diva, (flex resorts).

I went to have a mani and pedi to try the place out! The place is very modern, very girly with all things pink! The staff were very welcoming and warn and even suggested that I try out one of their in house nail polishes from their brand. I picked marshmallow color which is pretty close to my favorite white nail color which I have been getting from Bloom Salon in Jabriya.



















I had a very relaxing time,they were highly professional and I strongly recommend it for all the women in Kuwait!
Link To youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff760g3mqBo


    September 18,2013

My 6 Best Makeup Primers

makeup blunders are like a large flake of black pepper stuck between your teeth. Celebrity makeup artist and beauty brand founder, Napoleon Perdis, says these makeup faux pas can be avoided by adding one simple step to your morning routine: applying primer.   I picked 6 of my best eprimers that I love and are very good and also very affordable      
Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base, $45Why it's great: It's amazing how a simple product can add juice to your normal makeup routine. It's simply perfect. Another reviewer says this primer "out does any other primer on the market." Reviewers say it enhances your makeup and adds radiance to your face. It may be a little on the pricy side, but one reviewer confidently says that, "it's well worth every penny

ELF Studio Eye Primer Liner Sealer, $3Why it's great: I can't get over how amazing this product is! It not only turns any eyeshadow you want into eyeliner, it makes it WATERPROOF!"This handy little primer not only turns eyeshadow into eyeliner, but it also sets your eyeshadow in place while giving it a crease proof finish that lasts all day.

Laura Mercier Eye Basics, $25Why it's great: This product gives me just the right amount of color, stays all day, and really brightens my eyes. My eyeshadow always looks the same when I come home from work as it did when I put it on in the morning. A little bit goes a long way. Like other Laura Mercier products, this one isn't cheap, but I find that it lasts forever.

Laura Mercier Mineral Primer, $32Why it's great: This primer comes in a lightweight, translucent powder form that glides on easy before foundation application. It's so lightweight and perfectly evens out the skin before adding the foundation. Your foundation will look better and last longer. I loves it because it gives a beautiful, soft focus, poreless finish and it makes my mineral powder go on like silk.

NYX Cosmetics NYX HD Eye Shadow Base, $7Why it's great:  This trusty little $7 primer is a reviewer favorite.

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer, $29.50Why it's great: I struggled for years to find a primer that didn't cause me to break out or have dry skin says. This primer should be a staple in every woman's beauty regime, regardless of age. It might not be the fountain of youth, but it comes pretty close.

Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer, $38Why it's great: I love this primer because it gives you the photo finish it promises and it really helps conceal pores and gives you a clean, smooth base to help you achieve that flawless look! Its velvety, oil-free formula is also popular because of its age fighting antioxidants. This primer is also a favorite because it "gives a very sheer sparkly, bronze look.

What is your favorite primer and why?


                                                   September 8,2013

With fashion week will come fashion trends, but beauty backstage and on the runway sets the beauty trends we all love to follow. 
Here are some nail jobs from the runway that I loved!
Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014
Christian Siriano Spring 2014
Hervé Léger Spring 2014
Nails by: OPI
Products used: Barre My Soul ($8)
Honor Spring 2014
Nails by: Deborah Lippmann
Products used: La Vie en Rose (available Spring 2014) and rhinestones.

Mara Hoffman Spring 2014
Prabal Gurung Spring 2014
Tibi Spring 2014
Nails by: Jin Soon Choi
Products used: A blue-gray polish topped off with obsidian-hued lines.


                        September 5,2013

BLOOM SALON EXPERIENCE


However, I got a manicure and pedicure from there, The nail station room plays in with the name of the salon, it's all floral settings and finishing with a variety of floral oriented scrubs to chose from.
It was truly a one of a kind experience which I hadn't received before from any salon.Why? The interaction from the staff was absolutely just right,professional but friendly just enough to make me feel comfy and let me relax.

I was treated to their in-house drink which is a mixture of rosewater,dried rose petals and milk-tasty! Then I had a serving of chocolate brownies from a bakery in Kiptco tower!

Can we say pampered??
I think so!

The hair treatment room is,for me, by far the highlight of bloom salon. The room is totally relaxing;just think closed door,dim lights,soft music as you get your hair done and messaged..and that is exactly what happens!

As a woman on the go, for me I treasure these moments of bliss,no matter how short lived they may be.
My feet literally don't feel like my own!
Oh, they have their own line of nail polish called "bloom salon", I purchased two of them and will give them a try.

If you decide to visit Bloom Salon, I recommend the Bloom mani&pedi!
Tel: 97991884
Location: Jabriya, Block 1A, St.105 (Gulf Bank st.)
In front of Starbucks and Pinkberry, same building as Zain branch, 2nd floor.
Instagram: Bloom_salon


    September 4,2013

UNLOCK THE POWER OF PLANTS WITH NEW BOTANICS
 The revamped Botanics skincare range uses natural ingredients including Hibiscus, Willowbark, Marshmallow, Ginkgo, Purple Orchid and Rosehip to address different skin types and needs.
 It also includes products for body and hair, and a line for men.
The new Botanics range, available only from Boots stores, harnesses the very best of Mother Nature’s offerings in scientifically proven formulations to deliver beautiful products that are truly efficacious. Understanding that women want to be able to choose from truly natural products that contain proven ingredients, Boots has invested in three years of extensive research and development for the new range which is free of parabens, sulphate surfactants, animal derived ingredients, mineral oils, and has been entirely developed with sustainable principles without being tested on animals.



My sister and I have been using these products since May,2013. I found the facial oil to be really good especially since I have severe dry skin,my skin feels hydrated each time I use it. My sister is using the skin relief serum and she has gotten more as she feels its helping her as well.

It is Now available at Boots across the GCC

 September 2,2013

Nutriganics by The Body Shop: Fight the Signs of Ageing Organically




We are all very much aware of our ticking biological clock, yup. And there are so many products out in the market that will be of great help to you when it comes to fighting anti-aging signs like Nutriganics (Available in Kuwait at The Body Shop).
Nutriganics products from the Body Shop are specifically designed to address the first signs of ageing, the Nutriganics range by The Body Shop offers a full skin care regime – cleansers, toner, moisturizers and a deep cleansing mask – harnessing the revitalizing power of organic ingredients to visibly improve your skin.
As always, I would advice that you go and see a medical doctor (dermatologist) before you address any skin care problem especially if it concerns your face.
With that said, you do deserve to have a good and healthy beauty regime consisting of cleanser,toner and moisturizer!

                                                                               August 28,2013

Lazy Girl Beauty Tricks!

If you are a beauty-lazy girl like myself (confession), these next few quick beauty tricks will come in very handy and they work wonders! Time is essential and on some days I just don't have that much time to prime this or that and need something quick on-the-go. 

Prime Your Lips

Use a bit of foundation on your lips before applying your lipstick. It will help the color stay all day.

Reduce Zit Redness

A dab of Visine will help take the red out of a pimple.


Miracle Worker

Vaseline is great for everything from a lip gloss to moisturizing your calluses. You can even use it in lieu of mascara to create a subtle sparkle on your lashes.

Flash Freeze

As you're having your morning coffee, place your eyeliner in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This will prevent it from crumbling as you use it or before you sharpen it.


Don't Feel the Burn

If you typically get razor burn after shaving-like myself, try hitting those areas affected (including your bikini line) with your favorite deodorant immediately post-shower. It will help prevent those bumps from appearing. Nothing is more embarrassing than having those shave bumps in all over your pretty places.

Get Sexy Skin

Looking to get sexy, soft skin before a date? Mash up a ripe avocado and use it as a paste over your legs. Leave on for 15-minutes, then rinse off. The oil from the avocado it a natural emollient.

For Your Feet

And as shocking as this may come to some of you,olive oil is also great to use on dry skin. To treat areas like your feet, apply generously, put on socks, and then head to bed. By morning, your feet will be super soft.

Use Gloss to Glow

Celebrity makeup artist Gina Brooke says, "Take a lip gloss in a sheer nude color and add it to the apples of your cheeks. It will instantly illuminate your skin and create the illusion of a healthy glow where you need it most.


For Bushy Brows

Use a fresh toothbrush and a spritz of hairspray to tame unruly eyebrows. I carry an old tooth brush in my make up bag all the time, it also comes in handy when taming for a an eye brow filler!


Five-Minute Miracle

When rushed in the morning, skip an elaborate makeup routine to save time. Instead, just apply tinted moisturizer to even out skin tone, two coats of mascara, and use a neutral matte lipstick to highlight your cheekbones and lips.


At-Home Mani Trick

Every time you shower, use a washcloth to gently push back your cuticles. You will always look like you have well groomed nails.


   June 19, 2013  

Polishes to Try For Your Summer Pedicure

It's sandal season, which means your toes are your best accent to your favorite Summer footwear. Whether you're rocking espadrilles, T-straps, or flip-flops, I'm rounding up the best polish hues to show off your sandals.
An opaque white polish like Chanel Le Vernis in Eastern Light ($30) will give your toes an extra pop of style. Plus, the neutral shade will go with anything and looks stunning against a (fake) tan
The Essie 4-Piece Summer Collection($17) comes with four mini bottles featuring colors from its Summer 2013 collection. You get a sparkling teal, soft purple, punchy lime, and glittering coral — all shades you'll wear over and over.
Sometimes all you want is a polish in a neutral tone. Reach for Deborah Lippmann in Naked ($17) for a nude hue that will go with all your favorite shoes.
A couple coats of Nails Inc. Belsize Park ($10) on your toes will brighten up any pair of shoes. This perky shade of yellow is slightly pastel, making it even more wearable.

If velvety plums are for cold weather, then this sparkling lavender hue is ideal for Summer. TryObsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Electric Sheep ($10) for perfectly pastel purple.
When in doubt, go for red. RGB Nail Polish in Classic Red ($18) is just as the name suggests, a timeless shade of cherry red that will look good no matter what.



 June 11, 2013     

 

           Countdown:         Rihanna♥ MAC Again   

  

RIHANNA's first collaboration with MAC sold out within three hours of going on sale, so a preview of the second round of products - RiRi  MAC Summer - is one to take note of indeed.

RiRi ♥ MAC Summer-Heaux Lipstick

RiRi ♥ MAC Summer-RiRi Boy Lipstick

RiRi ♥ MAC Summer- RiRi Woo Lipstick


RiRi ♥ MAC Summer-Barbados Girl Lustre Drops


                                                     June 10, 2013           

                                                       VIOLET SKINCARE BOUTIQUE-KUWAIT 

I had the pleasure of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Violet Skincare Boutique at the elegant Sahara Resort. Violet Skincare is all about using natural ingredients for facial products for women. It was truly a fabulous event with an enchanting wonderland theme.
They even threw in free mani's and free skin consultation during the event.






I bought a skin product from them to try and deal with my combination/dehydrated skin, I will let you guys how it works out for me.


Myself and the posh fairy, Joumana!
With the Managing director of Mondanite Magazine

You can visit Violet Skincare Boutique and Nail Spa in Bneid AlQar
Tel: 99900434
Opening hours: Sat-Thu 11am – 8pm


An image of me courtesy of Surprise&more blog 

                                     June 4, 2013

                The Best 

                   Skin-Smoothing Products

The textured tip of Blistex Lip Massage SPF 15  polishes your pout.
Glycolic acid in Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir ditches dullness.

OPI Manicure/Pedicure Lemon Tonic Scrub is infused with citrus acids to dissolve calluses.
Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Detoxifying Scrub ($7) has coconut pulp to whisk away dirt.
Rub Bliss FatGirlBrush (Sephora stores) on dry skin to exfoliate.

Burt's Bees Mango & Orange Sugar Scrub ($13)is loaded with fruit oils.

With salicylic acid, Garnier The Brusher Microbead Cleanser unclogs pores.

June 3, 2013

   Homemade Cucumber Face Mask For Acne




Ingredients:


1. Half of cucumber

2. Two tablespoons of oat

3. The juice of half of lemon

4. One tablespoon of honey



Preparation:


Put the cucumber, cut into pieces in the blender. Add the oat flakes, the juice of half a lemon and honey. Blend until ingredients are integrated with each other, resulting in a homogeneous mask.


Apply this beauty makeup in areas most affected by acne. Massage gently to exfoliate and then leave for 15 -20 minutes before removing the mask with cold water.



This mask works well against acne, performing various functions. On one side is astringent and avoids the formation of fat on the face. It also helps to eliminate the layers of dead skin cells. Moreover, it is perfect to nourish and soften the skin, two of the fundamental characteristics of honey and oats.



We must, however, be careful not to use it before sun exposure, given the presence of the lemon. The contact between sun light and treated skin from the lemon can cause spots on the skin. Therefore, it is best to use it at night.



June 2, 2013
Avocado-Strawberry-Sugar Body Scrub 




Ingredients: 

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup mashed avocado

1/4 cup mashed strawberry

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

1 cup minced fresh basil

1 drop rose essential oil (optional) 

Mix ingredients together and gently scrub your face, body, or feet. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

June 1, 2013

D.I.Y Facial Scrub


You will need;
For a healthy glowing face.
-Mix all four in a bowl, apply on face. 
-Leave on for 15 minutes. 
-Rinse & apply light oil of your choice.
Results? Smoother, cleaner & more even skin tone with a natural glow.


May 31, 2013
Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 TBSP shredded coconut
  • 6-8 drops of Lime Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. Melt Coconut oil in microwave.
  2. Mix in with the sugar, until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the coconut and the Lime Oil.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Makes one cup of scrub

I'm a lover of all things DIY, and this one smells great!
Thanks to The Idea Room for a fab idea.

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