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Chaos to Harmony

It’s the time when you transform the unexpected chaos into something beautiful!

In this post I’m introducing a new theme on the blog that came up unexpectedly. As I like being behind the cam more than in front of it, every now & then I will be hosting guests for photo-shoot sessions, they will answer style questions boosting your inspiration.

My first guest is P, one of my closest friends. This girl has the most chaotic closet with tones of colors & textures that end up in perfect harmony, making great looks!

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Your fashion inspiration: Instagram fashion profiles and celebrities like Kylie Jenner.

The beauty product you keep on buying: Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Mac Cream Colour Base & Radiant Magna Lash mascara! Those are my go to products every time!

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Your favorite wardrobe item right now: Definitely the jacket from Topshop I’m wearing in this photo shoot & my dark lipstick. Perfect for this season!

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What makes or breaks a look: Every item we wear makes a difference starting from the bra! But I think that the hair plays an important role in making or breaking the look, after all “A happy hair day is a happy day!”

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Summer or winter fashion? Definitely summer fashion & hot stuff! Winter fashion is just cool… not too cool though!

NYX TOTAL CONTROL DROP FOUNDATION

I usually don’t buy drugstore foundation because I have a very sensitive skin, but I gave this NYX foundation a try. And my shot was on point as this foundation turned out to be super lightweight & has a buildable coverage thanks to the drop formula so it works well for everyday make up if you want light coverage. The only thing I found trouble with is the direct application on the face as things might get messy! NYX recommends using the special total control brush for application: http://bit.ly/2gm8Oiy

NYX DREAMCATCHER PALETTE in Golden Horizons

Welcome autumn with this palette 10 different colors, mixing between mattes and shimmers. The mirror & a double-end sponge applicator are well hidden underneath, you just have to slide the top part. Be careful not to miss it!

As for the shadows quality I have mixed feelings, some colors aren’t as strong as they appear to be, like the purple shade. But others have really nice pigmentation like the goldy orange one (I loveeed this shade).

Final verdict: I’m not sure if I would buy it again, I think you can find better drugstore palette with the same price range, but the colors shade range/combination is a winner!

Products bought from NYX shop – ABC Verdun, Lebanon

All bets on red

Put a bet on red, put a bet on love, put a bet on new chances & put a bet on yourself!

Put a bet on red because it will give glam and power to any look.

Put a bet on red because it will give you strength when you feel like everything is black & white.

Put a bet on yourself because you know more than anyone else what you’re worth.

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Bickfaya Flower Market

Last weekend I passed by Bickfaya to check one of their events that locals became used to “Marché aux fleurs” (Flower Market). For people who don’t know, Bickfaya a town in Metn area, is well known for – beside politics – it’s beautiful nature & yummy peaches!

The flower market is not just a place for people to meet & catch up but also for locals to display their products from flowers, home appliances & accessories, which is needed in a town that’s barely active during the weekdays.

So take a tour on what you’ve missed & have a nice day!

To check all the events & news related to Bickfaya, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BiBickfaya/

Featured handmade accessories from SHINE: https://www.facebook.com/shinebypamelazeinati/?fref=ts

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Can you resist those little ones?

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Dreamy entrance

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Handmade necklaces by SHINE

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Celebrating flowers in accessories

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Oh La La

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LOVE Photo Booth

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Loved the lemonade/orange station!

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Food section & kids 🙂

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The main road with Bickfaya famous trees in the background

Back with a Flashback!

This summer I kind of let go on blogging. I had many things to do & many emotions to deal with so I had all my energy focused on how to finish my daily tasks, enjoy my time & stay healthy.

But summer is about to end, and I hope that September will hold positive changes to the blog. So in this post I will share some of my summer moments.

Shot of the Bekaa surroundings taken from Zahleh.

Shot of the Bekaa surroundings taken from Zahleh.

Summer is made for road trips and the best thing a person can do is to drive away from the city & enjoy the beauty of our beautiful country that never fades despite all the bad things happening.

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Beiteddine Palace – Aley

I’m a night person and there’s nothing more I love than staying up all night! Picture of Jounieh Festival from the sea.

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A night is not complete without good food.

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Souk El Akel & Flashback Exhibition Broumana

Music, dancing & colors: energy boosters!

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Holy Festival of Colors – Praia

“Tosphou Go Live” event. Topshou is the first fashion App in the Mena Region & it is founded by Lebanese Loubna Ibrahim. The App allows you to create a virtual closet, ask your friends about your outfit choices as well as some fashion experts! Can you imagine how much time you will save, and how many problems will you solve when using this App?!

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Topshou Go live event – Beirut Digital District.

The app is available for Apple users, it will soon be available on Android.

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Topshou Go live event – The funniest giveaways with a Lebanese signature ” Not funded yet”

Into the storm

This blog is about following your inspiration wherever it takes you, and this time i found mine in the middle of the Windy storm!
I went for a walk with my equally crazy boyfriend to snap some pictures and enjoy the natural beauty, as i wasn’t able to go to work. It is the most unexpected start of the weekend with snow all over Lebanon so seize the moment & stay safe!

Location: Cornet Chehwan – Metn Area

P.S: No filters or editing were applied to the pictures & it is STILL snowing!

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The Collection by Miss Selfridge

Though Lebanon is getting ready for a storm, last week Miss Selfridge presented “The collection” their capsule collection for Spring 2015. The designs are made for the Dubai World Cup and presented exclusively to the Middle Eastern clientele. The pieces included details and embellishments we are used to see from the brand, as well as pastel colors & sheer fabrics.

You can shop the collection at Beirut City Center and check the brand’s social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) to know more about their competitions for a chance to win an all expanses paid trip to Dubai for two & free outfits!

Meanwhile check the pictures I took on the launch day. Stay warm & Enjoy 🙂

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The sheer top paired with the well structured blazer are perfect for spring nights, both in pastel!

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No caption needed for those clutches!!

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10 Promotional items & gifts from the launch date

Simple stroll

With the heavy schedules we are living in we tend to forget the beauty of simple things, like the beauty of a simple walk & a simple outfit.

I’m a mountain kind of girl so I tend to go and discover natural places whenever I can, like I did on this photo shoot.The outfit is about simplicity, a lot of girls tend to overdo their outfits trying to follow trends, and they forget that sometimes less is more. I am pairing black leggings with a long-sleeve plaid shirt, and I added a quilted gilet to complete the look. I didn’t accessorize at all except for good sunglasses and a pair of glittery shoes. I was in a hurry and as I was going to the mountains I wanted to go light and enjoy the trip.

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Designers Market Opening

Last Thursday was the opening of the Designers Market, a Danish multibrand clothing store. Their slogan is “Understanding women” and they sure do, gathering several brands with different styles under the same roof, with a chic and modern decoration, so you won’t leave disappointed!

I talked to the owner & event organizers and knew that the shop will be hosting new Lebanese Designers every weekend to show their collections, which seems to be a great idea!

I loved the diversity of the collections as well as the event, where u could watch the collection/models and play with Gavin Ford & Olga Haber for a chance to win a 100$ voucher (I regret not playing 😦 )

Brands displayed: Cream, Kaffe, Gestuz, From Lou, Occupied, Syrup and Denim Hunter.

Branches Location: Zouk Highway & Tripoli.

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Beautiful decoration & display!

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The lovely Mirna Sayegh wearing a full outfit from the collection. Shoes: AlexanderWang X H&M

Myself - On the right trying a pink coat i fell in love with!

Myself: On the left just posing for the cameras 🙂 On the right trying a pink coat i fell in love with!

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