Personal Style Above All

When I got the invitation for the annual company (which I work for) lunch, I was at a total loss as to what to wear (because a daytime affair rarely calls for glam), an issue that rarely happens with me because I am quick to decide on my outfit. However I was torn between wearing a satin blouse and maxi skirt with heels or go for my staple comfortable style. If I choose the former I would be sure to make a statement that differs from my usual jeans and sneakers everyday office wear, but I would be miserable holding up my skirt so I won’t trip on it, and wobbling like a duck in heels. My other option would definitely put me at ease regardless of what the masses would be choosing as outfits. I finally decided that I would up my casual game just enough for it to be appropriate without being under dressed. I switched my sneakers to ballet flats and my everyday bag for a more formal one. read more

Quick Night-Time Makeup

For those of you who are too busy to get into an elaborate makeup routine for a night out, you can fake one in minimal time and with an easy technique. I had an event to attend recently, and being in a hurry as always, I snuck in a few minutes in between taking care of the kids to get all made up. I’m gonna show you what products I used, you don’t need the exact ones, but choose shades that will blend together and suit your skin tone regardless of what color you are wearing; I find earth tones to be the most flattering. read more

Sephora Color Festival

I’ve always wanted a complete makeup kit like the ones my mother had while I was growing up. Unfortunately they are a rare find, and if I do come across a few, they are either of horrible quality or over priced. This year when I traveled to the USA I made my regular stop at Sephora and found this fabulous palette that saved me the heartache.

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This is its closed mode which is a real space saver.

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Each layer opens up and twists to reveal whats underneath, shades and colors of eyeshadow, lip gloss and blush. read more

The Face Of Samoa

Samoa cosmetics held ‘The Face of SAMOA’ ¬†launching campaign party to present us with their new products and the latest innovative contouring techniques. Several Samoa makeup artists were available to show us the summer colors to acheive a bold result for the sake of the #FaceOfSamoa selfie.

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What I wore:

Top: Old Navy

Denim: True Religion Brand Jeans

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Bag: Le Sportsac

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Here I am getting my makeup done, the foundation was light-weight and practically no blush was needed for this look, just the natural hue of my cheeks. read more

L’Oreal Paris – Festival De Cannes

L’Oreal Paris hosted an event at ABC Ashrafieh to present their new Extraordinary Oil products along with the 3 beauty trends for this year’s Cannes film festival. L’Oreal is the official makeup artist of this film festival, so who better to give us a red carpet pampering session than the experts?

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The 3 makeup trends are:

1 – L’Or Pin Up

2 – Some Like It Hot

3 – The Barefoot Contessa

I chose a dramatic look for a change, because I usually go for understated makeup, so the 2nd trend was my choice, and these are the products used. read more

Product Review: Makeup Forever’s Smoky Extravagant Mascara

I have mentioned previously here¬†about my most recent experience of shopping in the U.S. and how I received a little sample kit from Sephora. One of the items included in this package is Makeup Forever’s mascara Smoky Extravagant.

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I decided to give it a try a few nights ago to see what its all about. First of all it is smaller than the regular size since this isn’t for retail. The brush however is the same, and is thin at the tip for precision. Applying the mascara is super easy because of this and there is no risk in messing it up around the edges of the eyes. read more

My Wedding Lipstick

Call me emotional, but I like to keep little reminders of important times in my life. And for that reason, on my wedding day, after I had finished with my make up appointment, I asked to purchase a brand new lip liner and lipstick in the same color that the beautician used on my lips. Not because I wanted to re-apply throughout my big day, but because I wanted to keep it as a souvenir. I do wear the shade from time to time, and I am happy that I chose to buy and save it. If your big day is coming up soon, I suggest you do the same, a little extra money will buy you a lifetime token. Can you imagine wearing the same shade at your 50th anniversary? read more

Five Minute Makeup

Hello friends, I would like to share with you my uber fast makeup technique. It literally takes five minutes, so on the nights you are in a hurry but are in need of a little touch up, read on. This is a step by step guide on how and what to use to achieve a soft glowing look.

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1. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for face, I went with Light even though I am tanned, this can easily replace foundation.

2.  Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for eyes, also in Light, use a thin coat under your eyes for a less tired look. read more

Product Review: Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

When it comes to my skin tone, I would say I am neither pale nor tan, which makes it hard for me to understand why I have fine and light eyebrows. When applying make up they tend to fade under the foundation, so I must fill them with an eyebrow pencil. I had previously tried more than one type of product, and I finally settled on Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil. I use number 30 Brun Naturel, it suits my natural hair color and doesn’t make my eyebrows pop out in an overpowering way.

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This is the kit, it comes with a special Chanel sharpener. read more

Long Lasting Lipstick

How many of you have had the problem of applying lipstick, then all too soon it fades? I have a trick I want to share with you on how to make your lipstick stay on longer.

1st, fill your lips with lip liner, preferably the same shade as your lipstick.

2nd, apply lipstick on your lips.

3rd, blot with a napkin.

4th, apply powder on your lips.

5th, reapply lipstick.

And voila, you should be good to go…and last!

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