Category Archives: Beauty

Magical Make-up Remover: Bioderma Sensibio H2O


Women take their time to choose their make-up remover, because they don’t want to come home late at night and spend a lot of time fighting with their make-up and clean their faces.

I got introduced to Bioderma Sensibio H2O a while ago, and I fell in love with it.

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This famous micellar solution is very effective and soft on the eyes, plus you can use it for cleansing all your face! What’s amazing about it is that it needs no rubbing to remove your thick coats of mascara, and you won’t witness any redness.

How to use it?

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Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O and cleanse the face and eyes and/or remove any make-up. Repeat the application until the cotton pad remains clean.

It needs no rinsing. Dry gently. Dab your face with a clean cotton towel.

Can be used daily, morning, and evening.

It can also be used on no make up days, if you just want to remove all the dirt from the environment.

 

I had the small size first, but then I got addicted, I got the Large size 😉

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Did you try it? I would love to hear your opinion? 🙂 

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What’s In My Pretty Little Box? – December 2014


I was so delighted when I found out that the Pretty Little Box finally reached Lebanon, I visited their website and registered right away!

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One day, the Courriel reached my office with the box in his hands, I was so excited to open it and see what’s inside 🙂

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When I first opened the box, glitter popped out adding to it the magical Christmas spirit, then there was a cute little mug, the Pretty Little Mag, BB Cream by Garnier, Black Liner by Maybelline, a natural black soap by PURE, ia interapothek intimate gel, and essence nail polish.

 

1- BB cream by Garnier

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The first BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector by Garnier is a daily 5 in 1 moisturizer that combines the benefits of both day cream and make up mineral pigments and Vitamin C.

With your  morning application, you get these 5 amazing results:

  • Even skin tone
  • Corrects fine lines and imperfections

  • Hydrates for 24 hours

  • Protects from UVAs and UVBs with SPF 15

  • Brightens your skin instantly

I still didn’t have the time to try it on my skin, I will be updating you about the texture.

 

2- ia interapothek intimate gel

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Developed from natural ingredients, this intimate gel contains oat extract known for its hypoallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Besides its soft action, it has antiseptic properties and ensures a slightly acidic pH that maintains the ideal physiological conditions for any woman.

3- essence nail polish

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I got the Glamour Girls shade from the metal glam collection by essence.

It has an easy brush for an easier application, plus it dries really fast, perfect for nail art.

4- The colossal Kajal by Maybelline

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The Colossal Kajal is Maybelline’s best-selling with a new 12 hour formula.

Enriched with Olive Oil Esters, Vitamin E, Vitamin C derivatives and conditioning agents, the Colossal Kajal had the deepest black pigments, a unique tip and an exclusive color fix formula to give intense black color.

I still didn’t try it also, because i’m not a fan of black liners.

5- Black natural soap by PURE

6- The Pretty Little Mag

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The magazine has information about the products, tutorials, recipes, ideas for activities…

 

It’s nice to have a surprise box with beauty products each month, don’t you think?

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Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly – Part 2


Christmas is two days away, and it has been a very busy period with Christmas events all across the country.

You can check what was happening at the beginning of the month in my previous post.

After the Dhour El Chouweir festival, I went to check the Christmas market at Le Royal – Dbayeh. A beautiful parade was there to entertain the kids, the pianist was playing the best Christmas carols, while we were tasting the hot wine and cookies.

If you want to gift someone with tasty cookies, buches, or wine, Le Royal Christmas market is still there till the end of the year!

Alice Eddé showcased her Christmas collection at Green & Glam, Achrafieh, Zahret El Ehsan.

 

The Silly Spoon had a wonderful collection to decorate your home and especially your kitchen for Christmas!

Nada G revealed her latest collection also, she included more color this time. You have to check it out!

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Les Caves de Taillevent and Maroun Chedid SAL collaborated together and shared their passions for food and wine.

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Beirut Souks is glowing with lights for Christmas

 

CityCenter is beautifully decorated too

I also passed by Joanna Dahdah‘s shop in Achrafieh to check the Christmas collection. Her shop offers different brands to suit different tastes.

Sarah Bond had a trunk show of her latest collection in White Sur White – Achrafieh

Coca Cola shared a coke sawa at Junkyard Beirut.

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Harry’s Bar is now in Lebanon in Saifi village, we enjoyed tasty drinks a L’Italienne!

 

Bikfaya was also celebrating Christmas with its beautiful decoration as always, Christmas market and gymnastic by the brave kids.

 

 

Happy holidays everyone!

Sparkle With LUSH!


It’s finally that time of year, when the parties are endless, love is all around and happiness spreads like dandelions as we fill with holiday cheer!

Put on your best party suit and a bit of festive facial glam with Lush’s shimmering makeup range, and you’ll be sure to shine all season long.

Liquid Eyeliner

LUSH liquid eyeliners are vegan and made with two different types of base – Independent and Fantasy. These have a no-smudge, stay-put formula so your makeup will be party-proof all night long!

Cream Eyeshadow

The cupuaçu butter in the eyeshadows helps to set the color pigment nicely, so they offer beautiful color which doesn’t set straight away, giving you plenty of time to blend and get your look just right.

 

Liquid Lipstick

Lush’s liquid lipsticks have a super softening base, which is a simple blend of organic jojoba oil, candelia wax and rose wax. As well as being intensely skin-softening and soothing, the base also carries pigment incredibly well, so your lips will stay fabulous throughout the night.

You can check all their collection in all their branches or even order online.

Did you visit the newest branch in ABC Achrafieh?

Don’t forget to check the whole selection of festive gifts to delight everybody you know!

Shall I take the Dressember challenge this year?


If you’ve been following me since a while, you surely know that in 2012 I took the Dressember challenge and wore nothing but dresses during all month!

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Dressember Day 1 – 2012

 

But you will ask me what’s the purpose of it?

Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who’ve been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women.

Dressember exists to inspire and empower a global community of like-minded women who are locking arms to face one of the greatest injustices of our time.

The heart of Dressember is dignity– that every woman has the right to live a vibrant and free life.

 

So what do you think, shall I take the challenge again this year?

 

I will be checking the votes by the end of the day to decide!

For more information about the Dressember challenge you can check the Facebook page, twitter account and Instagram.

Kiehl’s Now In Lebanon!


I was invited a while ago, with my fellow bloggers, to the launch of the American, unorthodox brand Kiehl’s!

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With Lara Ajouz from Lara Speaks Style

 

After we got introduced to this innovative brand, I got more and more curious about it, because I haven’t tested it before, so I went to visit their branch in ABC Achrafieh to get more information.

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A bit of History

Founded in 1851 by John Kiehl, Kiehl’s began as a homeopathic pharmacy located at 3rd Avenue and 13th Street in the East Village of New York City.

In April 2000, the French beauty and cosmetics company L’Oréal acquired Kiehl’sL’Oréal stated it planned “to increase the brand’s presence but maintain it as a luxury line rather than a mass-market one”.

About their Products

They have a wide range of skin care products for men and women, they also have products for body as well as for hair.

Since I have mixed skin, I learned more about their Oily Skin Care System: The 3 steps to healthier skin.

To prepare my skin in the morning, I should start with the Ultra Facial Oil free Cleanser, which thoroughly removes impurities and visibly reduces excess oil on skin’s surface, while leaving skin looking more balanced, and leaves skin clean and refreshed without over drying.

Then I use the Ultra Facial Oil Free toner which gently removes residue, dirt and oil without stripping skin of vital moisture.

And then apply the Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel Cream, which visibly reduces excess oil on skin’s surface and Re-balances skin barrier for a smoother, fresher appearance.

Mixed skin products

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If you still didn’t check their products, you definitely should and don’t forget to ask for your samples to test them at home!

Rejuvenate and Revive Dull Summer Skin!


A while ago, I introduced to you the revolutionary “Innovi Cell Therapy Clinic” and the interesting services they provide.

If you haven’t had the chance to check my previous post, you can check it out here.

After my visit to their clinic in Sodeco, I got the chance to test two of their services, the “Cosmo Peel” and the “Ozone Therapy”.

I chose to test the “Cosmo Peel” because I had acne and scars, especially on my cheeks and on my chin.

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The “Cosmo Peel” treatment is by “Dermaceutic Laboratoire”, which is the partner of choice for over 30,000 aesthetic dermatology specialists throughout the world.

One of the first cosmeceutical companies to develop products using ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, stabilized vitamin C, and glycolic acid; Dermaceutic has led the cosmeceutical industry in the discovery of effective combinations of ingredients for use in aesthetic dermatology.

A Dermaceutic Rejuvenation Cosmo Peel is a simple procedure with very low down-time in most cases. It is recommended for advanced signs of sun damage and ageing of the skin such as loss of elasticity, scars, wrinkles and a smokers complexion.

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The “Cosmo Peel” is one of the deepest chemical peels, it includes 4 in clinic peels. Each peel is spaced 2 weeks apart and takes approx. 20 mins.

How does the “Cosmo Peel” work?

The session is of several steps and lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.

First the skin is cleaned with a pre-peel cleanser, then the main product is applied all over the face, except the eyes area. During this phase, you will feel a weird sensation of tingling and heating, which is completely normal and is sign that the product is working fine.

The skin care specialist was so kind and considerate during this phase and during all the treatment, she tried to make the experience as comfortable as she could.

After the application time is over, the skin care specialist applied the Cosmocream, which gave my skin an immediate sign of comfort. I had to keep this cream on my face for the following 12 hours. (No face washing before going to bed!).

A few days after the treatment, my face started to peel, it started with my nose area, then moved to the cheeks, then forehead and chin.

I was expecting it to be annoying, and I thought that I would be hiding from people during this period, but on the contrary, my skin was peeling gradually and wasn’t annoying to others.

During 15 days, I was just using the Sun Ceutic sunscreen before going out to protect my skin from UV light and I couldn’t spend any time under the sun.

After my skin peeled completely, I could feel that my skin was softer and brighter and the scares were reduced.

For a more optimal result, it is recommended to repeat the treatment at least four times every two weeks.

Everyone can benefit from the Dermaceutic gentle peels. They produce drastic results, from which recovery is quick with no time taken from work or family.

Whether you are 20 or 50, you can begin a program of skin rejuvenation to keep your skin looking great!

Stay tuned for my last post where I will be explaining more about the Ozone Therapy!

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