Category Archives: Beauty Products

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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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.

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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!

Violet Electra!


Fall is here, it’s time to renew our wardrobe as well as our make up.

One of the shades that I’m admiring this season is “Violet/Purple”.

The shades of the same palette like orchid, lilac and lavender are one of the hottest trends this year. What’s nice about these shades is that they are incredibly easy to pull off and can instantly brighten your face. Plus it’s actually a shade that can work on every eye color and skin tone.

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Today, I played with Violet everywhere! I applied lilac eye shadow, macroviolet eyeliner, violet  lipstick and nail polish.

 

After applying the basics, concealer, and powder, I mixed two tones of purple eye shadow.

I used the sweet lilac by Clarins on the inner corner of my eyes, added a hint of smokey by Estee Lauder starting the outside corner of my eyes and make it fade away as approaching the middle.

Then a bit of the lightest eye-shadow under the eyebrows, and today I used the newest item in my makeup bag, the Naked Lunch Frost by MAC.

Then I applied the macroviolet gel eye-liner, also by MAC. It’s easy to use with the brush and it’s long-lasting.

Then I applied a coat of Black mascara by Maybelline, I could have added a hint of purple mascara, but I got lazy 😛

And for the Lipstick, I applied one of the favorite lipsticks that I have, the Violet Electra by Estee Lauder. It has a creamy and weightless texture, the color is so vivid, it illuminates my face 🙂

And the nail polish is Miss conduct by Orly.

What’s your favorite color this fall? Are you into purple tones?

I would love to hear your opinions 🙂 

All New Self-Preserving Products from LUSH


Lush has always used natural preservatives like salt, honey and clay to keep its products fresh for longer. As a result, more than 70% of its range is entirely self-preserving – something not many other cosmetic companies could claim.

 

But that wasn’t enough, Lush has come up with an innovative way to re-balance its formulations, which means that the artificial preservatives can be removed from some of the products 
that you know and love, all without significantly altering the look, the feel, the price, or reducing the shelf life, and always with the freshest ingredients.

 

The original preserved versions will continue to be stocked, but Mask of Magnaminty, Ocean Salt, Dream Cream and Sympathy for the Skin are now available in self- preserving formulas – with lots more to come!

 

Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving

A multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients to clean, calm and clear the skin – now in a self-preserving formula.

Easily smoothed over the skin anywhere you like, this mask is made with peppermint oil to stimulate, marigold oil and chlorophyllin to treat the skin; evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate as you remove it. There’s also mineral rich kaolin to nourish, antibacterial honey, and peppermint oil to stimulate the blood cells just under the surface of your skin to leave it looking bright and refreshed.

 

Ocean Salt Self-Preserving

Cleansing lime, coconut and sea salt scrub. Ocean Salt is like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water, then cleansing and refreshing it with lemon, grapefruit and lime juices. Fresh avocado moisturises and softens the skin, while violet leaf absolute calms and nurtures. Use it on oily skin every day and use it to refresh dry skin once a week.

 

Dream Cream Self-Preserving

A soothing and all-round dreamy hand and body lotion that’s suitable for everyone – now in a self-preserving formula.

This simple cream works like a dream on upset skin: cooling and soothing ingredients like oat milk, rose-water and chamomile blue oil calm down hot and itchy skin, as well as a  blend of essential oils help to nurture skin: redness-reducing rose absolute, anti-inflammatory chamomile blue, antibacterial and antiseptic tea tree and conditioning lavender.

Introducing: Think Pink Lounge


I was invited to the grand opening of Think Pink Relooking Lounge in Mansourieh.

Think Pink by Rita Bou Gebrayel, offers meticulous artistry and specialty beauty services in a boutique-style setting to life.

With each visit, your artist’s consultation coaches you through the exact steps you need to acquire your ultimate beauty goals. You will have the opportunity to discuss appropriate home care as well as experience the latest in beauty tips and up-to-date fashion looks.

 

The boutique is made of two floors, where you can find all the services you need.

At the first floor, you can check the lovely chic clothes collection, and the hairdresser.

At the second floor, you can meet the talented makeup artist, fix your nails and try some of the slimming services they have.

They have the latest machines from Medica, like the cool tech machine that reduces localized fat by a safe and non invasive technique.

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During the opening, live demonstrations took place to get a real glimpse of their services, and with the presence of their consultants.

If you’re searching for a nice place, to pamper yourself from head to toe, then this is the place to go to!

 

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