beauty

Lexus and the city

Yesterday Lexus introduced their new car line-up. The collection includes fancy cars & SUV models with breathtaking interiors. As i’m not a big car expert, i took a lot of pictures for you guys to check & enjoyed the event that was really well organised, from the welcoming & setting, to the catering & art stations.

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Lush moments

Last month I had the pleasure to attend not one but two of the Lush Lebanon collaboration with the bloggers. The event was a great opportunity to know more about the brand as well as the bloggers, while making our fresh face mask!

The first time I was invited by Patricia from “Fashionicia”, who had the initiative to gather a couple of bloggers to get to know them better & have their reviews over the mask (Brilliant idea!). We had a great time talking about blogging & sharing beauty tips, as Patricia is a girl who’s not afraid to let you know exactly what she thinks, and you can see that from her blog to her style!

The second time Linda from “Mademoiselle L” invited me. Linda is my work colleague & personal beauty advisor J You can ask this girl about anything from natural hair care to the perfect shade of red lipstick & she’ll give you the perfect answer! I helped her cooking the mask & had a fun girls time outside the office with our third musketeer Rasha, who helped us too & took all the pictures! This post reflects the good vibes provided by the bloggers & Lush amazing team because those moments reflect the brand’s spirit perfectly. But stay tuned for the next post, to know more about the brand & the Catastrophe mask!

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5 tips to shop on sale

It’s the sales season and we all get excited about this word. Boys & girls, we run to the shops once they start their discounts and things tend to get a little bit crazy. So here are some tips to help you shop wisely during sales:

– Start by shopping for the things that don’t require fitting, like tops, bags & scarfs. Those are the items that fly off the shelves but the easiest to shop for, with no basic effort or waiting line, just spot & buy!

– Shop for color! At the beginning of the season we buy basic items with basic colors so in the sale season try to buy more fun & colorful items. They will spice up your outfits!

– Shop for accessories, beauty products & home decoration. Those are the items you can live without but life is sweeter with and they might be the biggest deals on sale! Search for the items with 70% discounts, we can always find a place for a new body scrub or a frame! Bath & Body works had great deals this season, and I bought some candles, hand crèmes and sanitizers. I also got some brushes & scrubs from The Body Shop.

– Avoid buying things that you know you’ll never wear just because they are a great deal. We always pass by the pieces with a 20$ sign and think of buying those crazy designs that don’t necessarily flatter our shapes or another basic with just a different color. My advice is DON’T! Those items will end up taking an extra space in your closet, and a waist of your money especially when you tend to buy more than one!

– Be careful when buying shoes. I find buying shoes on sale a little bit tricky. One you can’t find the right size & two you end up buying the wrong size or an uncomfortable cut just because you are mesmerized by the discounts! If you want to shop for shoes on sale, hit the shoe shop directly; don’t get there with swollen feet after walking the entire mall!

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The selection i bought from Bath & Body Works for a great discount!

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Brushes from The Body Shop. Though not all of them where one sale :/

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Redhead by choice

Last week I dyed my hair red! It’s not my first time with the red shades. I used to go for a red brown color that turned into light copper after a while. But this time I chose a more vibrant shade. I picked the color myself and was a little bit surprised by the result, as I wasn’t expecting such a strong color! After the first wash, I was more relaxed especially when I saw positive reactions from people around.

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I encourage every girl opting for a change to try red hair color especially if she has a pale skin tone like mine. But before you should pay attention to some tricks:

– Choosing the right shade for your skin tone is very important as you can find so many shades of red!

– Red hair color requires the biggest amount of care, as the color tends to fade quicker than other colors.

– You might want to consider a new haircut (my next step). When you die your hair with a bold color, it’s better to have a clean cut with the right length or it will look shabby.

– When you change your hair color you should pay more attention to the color you wear. Some might be more flattering than others.

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skin care: foundation

As I said in a previous post, I’m not a make up expert, but when it comes to skin care, now there I have some knowledge! Having a very sensitive skin I’m always searching for good beauty products that won’t make my skin suffer. Products that make you look good without ruining your skin the day after, and foundation covering plays a big part in that process!

On big occasions I often choose the make up Forever High definition foundation for a full coverage and nice color. This foundation covers it all! But for daily light use it is important to choose a light medical foundation that allows your skin to breath. My favorite daily foundation is Avene Couvrance _ Correcteur de teint. This product has a very light oil free texture, with SPF15 protection giving you a fresh feeling. Hiding imperfections and letting your skin breathe blending naturally with it instead of this heavy layer feeling that other products gives you. You can find this light foundation in 5 shades for 30$

My second choice for a medical foundation is La Roche-Posay Tolériane Fond de Teint. If you’re opting for a higher coverage then this foundation is the product to go for. The only problem in this product is that I can’t find the right shade for my skin. It’s whether too light or too dark, no shade in between. A 30 ml tube in 5 shades (25$)

Those 30 ml tubes seem small, but they last for a long time! More skin care post are on the way so stay tuned.

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Selfie Night

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We are all aware of the #selfie trend taking all over our picture albums after the infamous shot at the Oscars. But I started a trend of my own a while ago and it’s called a “selfie night”

I truly think that each and every one of us, ladies and gentlemen should have a “selfie night” every now and then no matter how busy you get.

Take one night a week, or every two weeks, just for yourself. A moment where u practice a hobby or just take a bath and lay down watching some DVDs, reading a book and pampering yourself in a relaxing mood.

For my “selfie nights” I like to be surrounded by beautiful smells (candles, perfume, body lotions or beauty products…), beautiful images (books, magazines, DVDs…), and tasty food.

Keep the things you like near, they will make you feel good.

Enjoy being selfie!

Appearing in the pictures: ELLE Oriental magazine, Victoria’s secret perfume, Aldo flower earrings, Maybelline Rocket mascara, vintage jewelry box with blue velvet interior bought from a local store.

 

Orange lips trend

I’m so far away from being a beauty junkie but I’m trying to know more on beauty products and the knew make up trends. Now spring is near and I’m quiet excited about trying new lipstick colors especially ORANGE lipstick! This lipstick color made it debuts last season but this spring fashion week we have seen it on so many runaway that I think it will be the new red.

This color is for an edgy sexy girl who isn’t afraid to show off. Give yourself a daring look wearing the pastel colored fabrics with popping orange lips.

Surprisingly the color looks good on every skin color and brands like Mac offer it in different shades. So go ahead and pick the one that flatters you the most!

Have a bright weekend

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New & Radiant

Happy New Year everyone! It’s a new start for everyone, a new chance for change. For me I’ll be working on the blog this year (it’s an old personal project but now seems the right time for it).

It’s a new year and a new color. Last year’s color was Emerald Green but for 2014 let’s welcome Radiant Orchid! Named by the Pantone Color Institute, this color is between pink and purple, a fusion between warm and cold. Most of us aren’t so familiar with this hue, I couldn’t find a single orchid piece in my winter wardrobe and I sure many of you won’t, so here’s some of the pieces I picked to help you integrate this color in your everyday life. As well I will name Kelly Osbourne the queen of Radiant Orchid for her unique hair!

Random Tips:

– If you have a bold style opt for a head to toe radiant orchid/purple outfit but remember to keep it simple and clean.

– If your not sure about this color then add it in small doses: lipstick, hair accessories, bags and shoes…

– Update your home by adding some orchid cushions or other decorative items to your decor

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