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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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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!

FIVE Things I’ve Learned From My FIVE Years Of Blogging!


Happy Monday everyone!

My day started as normal, having my cup of tea, checking my e-mails, social media channels… Until a lovely e-mail popped into my inbox:

Bonjour Chanty,

Votre blog fĂȘte ses 5 ans aujourd’hui !

 

I smiled and remembered the first day when I hit the button “Creer Votre Blog”.

Back then, I had no idea what a blog is, which platform to choose, how much effort it needed, how to sculpt it, create a fan base, get new ideas… I was clueless!

I remembered how my friend M. was there for me, encouraging me to write and always interacting with me. I remembered the awesome tweeps, who stood by me, helped me when I had a question, favorited and RTed my posts. I remembered that sometimes, I got ideas block and questioned myself if I should stop blogging. But you, my dear readers, were my strength, you gave me hope, courage and confidence! Each time I’m on the streets and someone stops me asking me if I’m Le Blog De Chanty, it gives me pride, and it assures me that I shouldn’t stop Blogging!

Here are 5 things that I have learned from my journey till today!

1- Don’t worry about Blogger’s Block!

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Who wore it best!

You will pass by days, you feel your head is empty, you have nothing to talk about, you have nothing new to share with your readers. IT’S NORMAL! Any blogger goes through this phase during his blogging life. Don’t panic! If you don’t feel like writing for a while, don’t! Take some time off, relax your brain, your thoughts and when ever you feel ready to get back to writing, you’ll discover a garden full of ideas!

 

 

2- Don’t say “YES” to just any brand!

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When you start taking blogging more seriously, you’ll be amazed how brands will jump to get their hands on you. Especially now in Lebanon, that bloggers are starting to have a voice and brands are starting to be more aware of that.

Brands like us and we like them too, but not just any brand! When you have reached a phase and you created an identity to your blog, some brands don’t fit in it and if you include them, you’ll be ruining your blog’s theme!

Be wise, build your own identity with time. It’s not easy, it might take a lot of time for you to really know what you really want to focus on, but you’ll get there. And when you do, stick to it!

 

3- Socialize!

Socializing is a crucial element in your blogging life.

 

You exist, behind your platform, your blog’s name, Facebook page, twitter account, Instagram filters… But people still want to know who you really are. They want to see how this person giving all those tips and tricks, looks like in real life.

This will bring you closer to your readers, you will start having deeper relationships with them, they will become your family. They will ask for things, and you will blog about them.

Not also you will keep a link with the exiting fan base, you will meet new people and your niche will grow stronger!

The purpose of socialization is to make your blog more open and attract the largest amount of readers possible.

 

4- Be there for others!

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I believe that Life is a give and take relationship. Be inspired and be inspiring.

I remember a lot of times when I had confusions, I used to asked other fellow tweeps / bloggers and we shared a lot together. This is how people grow!

 

5- Keep in mind your “Readers”!

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Readers are the reason of your existence, that’s why you should always listen to what they tell you, and suggest to you!

Your posts should be dedicated to them, provide them with good quality, helpful posts. Reduce the text and include more visuals to keep them attracted!

In other words, if you don’t feed their appetite, they will stop coming back to you!

 

 

I hope my tips will be helpful to all the new bloggers, an I’m looking forward to know more about the blogosphere and will do my best to keep coming with attractive, and fashionable content.

Thank you all again for your support, I couldn’t make it without each and every one of you 🙂

 

You can show your love to Le Blog De Chanty on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

Testing: Mollon Pro Nail Lacquer


I was going through my timeline, and I saw a new nail lacquer brand in Lebanon. I checked their Facebook page to get to know more about them, and I liked their products.

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Mollon Cosmetics is a dynamically developing brand of cosmetics for nail care. Their products are known for their styling and care values. They offer a wide choice of cosmetics in a vast color range which can satisfy the growing needs of the customer.

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Their cosmetics are exceptional thanks to their innovative nature, modern design, premium quality and attractive price. Mollon Professional Pro offers the highest quality products for professional manicure and pedicure.

Their assets are French quality and style, innovation, effectiveness and, as a result, consumer satisfaction. All Mollon Pro products are designed for professional beauty parlors as well as for the continuation of nail styling and care. Their products are recommended for both natural and acrylic/gel nails.

 

I chose a relaxing color suitable for this time of year, when shifting between winter dark colors and not yet ready for flashy colors –> The Pink Mocha 

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The texture is just what you need, not very thick and not very light, after applying two coats, you get the color needed. 

Plus their formula is enriched with hardener that extends lacquer durability up to 7 days, it lasted all week with no chipping 🙂

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OK, my hands were very dry that day, stay tuned for a hand cream review 😉

Introducing: ARTDECO Glam Vintage collection


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The legendary twenties – no other era comes close to the fascination of this decade which represented a revolutionary era even from a fashion perspective: reservedly elegant during the day but glamorous and sophisticated in the evening. The new feminine Glam Vintage collection by ARTDECO takes us back to the opulence of the 1920s.

 

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Illuminating Fluid

The ARTDECO ultra-light “avant-garde” Illuminating Fluid in a practical pump dispenser lends skin a rejuvenated radiance and is ideal for sculpting and perfecting skin. During application, the texture glides smoothly across skin leaving an even and elegant shimmer. High-tech ingredients ensure added radiance and stability while softening lines and minor wrinkles. In order to enhance the natural skin tone, the fragrant Illuminating Fluid can also be combined with a day cream, foundation or body lotion while Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid provide extra nourishment.

 

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Glam Vintage Compact Powder

 

The unscented “avant-garde” Glam Vintage Compact Powder leaves a transparent shimmering finish. These delicate, finely-ground powder particles blend perfectly with skin. The paraben-free Glam Vintage Compact Powder is suitable for emphasizing the upper cheeks and can also be used for highlighting eyebrows or cleavage. Available in an elegant designer compact with integrated mirror, the powder is ideal for use on the move.

 

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Glam Vintage Blusher

 

The perfect combination of three delicate pastel colors with an elegant shimmer is offered by the “glamorous liaison” Glam Vintage Blusher which is free of mineral oils. This unscented lusher is distinguished by its great color intensity and stability while Vitamins C and E provide extra nourishment. Free of parabens and lanolin, the Glam Vintage Blusher adds a touch of glamour to any look.

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Glam Vintage Lash Designer

 

Glam Vintage Lash Designer “black” No. 11 makes for expressive eye make-up: this unscented mascara combines extra volume, optical extension, perfect eyelash separation and shaping as well as a sensational sweep. Natural wax extracted from rice bran nourishes eyelashes each time it is applied. This fast-drying mascara is eminently suitable for sensitive eyes.

 

The Glam Vintage Lipstick emphasizes lips in “glamorous kiss” No. 312, “glamorous valentine” No. 316 and “glamorous flirt” No. 338. The lipstick offers an ideal balance between a longer lasting hold and intensive opacity. Thanks to the texture provided by candelilla, carnauba and beeswax, this silicone-free Glam Vintage Lipstick is gentle and protective on lips.  Optically full and glossy lips are created by the Glam Stars Lip Gloss in “glam star valentine” No. 18 and “glam star kiss” No. 24 where fine glitter particles in the transparent texture make lips sparkle.

 

This glamorous look is rounded off by Ceramic Nail Lacquer whose “iridescent red” No. 380, “iridescent blue” No. 382 and “iridescent green” No. 384 draws particular attention to nails during the festive season. The nail varnish contains patented ceramic particles making it more resistant and ensuring long-lasting gloss. Polyester resin speeds up drying times as well as reducing discoloration. The high-quality nylon fibers on the brush are perfectly coordinated to the formulation while the brush guarantees particularly consistent application.

Introducing: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics


I visited a while ago LUSH Lebanon in ABC Mall Dbayeh, back then I didn’t have any idea about the concept of the store but since my visit I fell in love with brand and their unique products.

If you still don’t know much about the brand, join me in this post…

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an international cosmetics company with over 700 shops spanning from the UK to Japan, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, and Russia. And Now it’s available in Lebanon!

At Lush, they believe in making effective products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

They believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

They invent their own products and fragrances, they make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients and tell you when they were made.

They have a wide product range, for every part of the body.

Bath bars and bombs for the bath, shower gels, jellies, smoothies, butter creams for getting clean, masks, cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums for good and clean skin, shampoo, conditioners, gels, hair treatment and henna for a gorgeous look, perfumes and deodorants for a great smell, toothy tabs for shining smile, and a Makeup section with a multitude of colors to keep you looking confident 🙂

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It was a nice visit, I got the chance to test their scrubs, smell their perfumes and soaps and what captured me the most wast the shining and glittery products, like the Lustre Dusting powder that has a gold shimmer giving the skin a light glow.

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I’m also loving their massage bars, like this soft coeur soap that i’m using every day now, it has chocolate, almond oil and honey leaving your skin smooth and tasty 😉

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For more information, you can go to their website, check their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

So how about you? Are you familiar with the brand? What are your favorite products?

FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR by Yves Saint Laurent


FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR is the 1st skin care by Yves Saint Laurent containing the Glycanactifℱ, a patented combination of 3 glycans, to help increase youthful activity in skin cells.

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The FOREVER YOUTH LIBERATOR includes a range of products made of:

– Night Cream

– Serum: which is the main product of the line with the highest concentration of Glycanactif which regenerates the skins.

– Eye Serum

– Eye Cream

– Nutri Cream

– Day Creme: It’s available with and without SPF 15

– Cleansing foam

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I got the chance to try the day creme, for normal to combination skin.

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Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Creme for normal to combination skin types, envelops the skin with a satin-like texture.

Visible results: Immediately, the skin feels refreshed, suppler and more comfortable. The complexion looks fresher and feels softer.

Directions for use: Apply Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Creme in the day, alone or after the Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Serum, on the face and the neck. Avoid the eye area.

 

I was really satisfied with the day creme, the texture is soft and not greasy. The smell is so refreshing, it makes you look forward to the second day and wear it 🙂

How about you? Did you try any product from the Forever Youth Liberator range?

 

 

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