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Hair Care: Elixir Concentré De Nutrition By DESSANGE


A while ago, I was at the supermarket buying my shampoo and I took a look at the hair products available. I wanted to find something to nourish my hair, but without giving me the feeling of greasiness.

I am fond of DESSANGE products, so I took my time checking their hair care range, and I found this ultimate gesture of care from their tailored care program, “The Elixir Concentré De Nutrition”.

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Formulated with smoothing agents, “The Elixir Concentré De Nutrition” without rinsing, is enriched with 2 rich oils, primrose and sesame. Its creamy and velvety formula infuses the dry ends with moisture to feed them intensively and reshape your hair without weighting it down.

How to apply?

After finishing your shower, comb your hair and then apply two to three drops on the tips of your hair and the very dry areas, rub gently massaging with your fingertips. Do not rinse! Just dry your hair afterwards.

Don’t forget to shake it before use!

What I liked about this product?

I have greasy hair and I don’t like the leave in products, because of their heavy texture that makes me uncomfortable. But “The Elixir Concentré De Nutrition” has a very soft texture and smell, it mixes with the hair quickly adding a nice sweet smell.

Intensely nourished, day after day, your hair regains volume, extreme softness and shine. You’ll enjoy smooth and silky hair!

 

Do you use hair serum?

Did you test any of DESSANGE products?

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VESTITI


Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m sure you’re all wondering where to get gifts for everyone on your list.

To help you out, I’m going to introduce you to a clothing shop in Jdeideh: “Vestiti”.
Vestiti started as an idea of two sisters who are in love with fashion and beauty. They always loved the french charm and simplicity, and that’s how they decided from where to bring their products.
In their store, they have French and Italian brands, suitable for every trendy, chic lady who likes comfort in her everyday outfits.
They have a lovely collection of bags
A wide collection of winter tops
Chic dresses
And winter jackets and faux-fur
They have a lovely collection with very affordable prices!
For more information you can contact them on the following number: 01-878258
Enjoy your Christmas shopping! 

Indulging: La Petite Maison


After London and Dubai, the Nice-born La Petite Maison reached Lebanon at Le Vendôme Hotel, in Ain Mrayseh, in Beirut.

And I had the chance to try this casual chic restaurant about 2 weeks ago 🙂

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This French Mediterranean restaurant, set in a casual chic atmosphere, serves classic Niçoise cuisine with a modern twist, creating light, healthy and deliciously palatable dishes with the very best fresh raw materials. The concept is Mediterranean, especially inspired from Nice. Plates are served in the middle of the table to be shared and enjoyed by the  guests, a great way for people to foster togetherness  over sensational meal. Prepared  à la minute  –  nothing  is cooked  or  even  cut  ahead  of  time  – this  Niçoise Mediterranean cuisine with Ligurian Italy influences from across Nice is presented as of when ready to maximize the culinary experience.

After discovering the space and being seated, the waiter was so kind to take us on a menu tour and indicate to us the signature dishes.

The degustation started with one of the unique bar menus, the Tomatini made with vodka, fresh cherry tomatoes and white balsamic vinegar, with salt and pepper seasoning.

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I am not a fan of bloody mary, but this thing is totally different, it’s much lighter and the tomato is so fresh, that you will keep you asking for more…

While our meal was getting prepared, I took a tour to check how things are being done. The salmon and the tuna were being cut on the spot, I went into the kitchen and took a look at the famous oven, where all the yummy dishes are baked… I got so hungry 😉

 

I joined the table again, the hors d’oeuvre we chose were served: burrata with tomatoes and basil, tuna carpaccio, warm prawns with olive oil, deep fried baby squid, and the famous Caesar Salad.

The Caesar Salad is one of Chef  Patron  Raphael  Duntoye latest signature dishes, and it features Roman lettuce quail eggs, oyster mushroom, baby artichokes cooked in gastrique marinade with sherry vinegar and honey to create the illusion of bacon and chicken.

Then it was time for the main dishes, rigatoni with Ceps mushroom, grilled veal chop, pan-fried Dover sole with a grainy mustard dressing, and of course fries and broccoli as side order.

 

We had to spare some space for the dessert too, we had the warm chocolate mouse with malt ice cream, passion fruit posset with fresh mango and a selection of sorbet

 

La Petite Maison philosophy is simple: “Tous célèbres ici”. Heard, it holds two meanings: “Everyone is Famous Here” and “Everyone Celebrates Here”. The restaurant welcomes people who savour exceptionally great, shared, home-style food, cooked with passion, and the best of fresh top quality sourced ingredients, prepared à la minute, there and then.

 

I enjoyed a lot the ambiance and the food, I highly recommend you to try this place. And what makes it more distinctive is the art.

The art of La Petite Maison represents the eccentric style of the 20th century painters of the South of France, Mediterranean in style and color, often child-like, bright, garish, provocative and clashing.

The trademark saucepans were created and designed by Max Cartier, a Nice based artist, and the saucepans throughout the world feature an image of the male or female part.

Max Cartier also designed the covers of the unique La Petite Maison menus.

 

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Enjoy!!

The 53rd Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival 2014


 

The Metropolis Association and the Institut français du Liban, are presenting for the eighth consecutive year the Rerun of the 53rd Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival 2014, from the 30th of June to the 9th of July 2014 at the Metropolis Empire Sofil cinema, Achrafieh.

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Hania Mroue, Director of the Metropolis Association and Rémi Bonhomme, board member of the Metropolis Association and Programme manager of the Semaine de la Critique, will present 10 short films and 7 feature films, including a Shorts Program on Wednesday 9th of July 2014.

The Semaine de la Critique’s mission, since its very beginnings, has been to discover young emerging talents by shedding light on the first or second feature films of filmmakers from all around the globe.

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I watched Yesterday two  movies, the first one “True Love Story” an animation by Gitanjali Rao, is a journey through the seductive, treacherous streets of Bombay… A painted ode to romance.

The second “RESPIRE” by Mélanie Laurent, is a 2014 French drama film based on the novel of the same name by Anne-Sophie Brasme.

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Charlie (Josephine Japy) is a 17-year-old girl in her final year of school, who is immediately taken with the new girl in her class, Sarah (Lou de Laage), whose mother, an NGO worker in Nigeria, has sent her to France to graduate. They become firm friends, the wilder, more outgoing Sarah liberating the rather quieter Charlie, even going on holiday together. But during that holiday their relationship, to that point a halcyon blur of sudden conspiratorial fits of laughter, and holding each other’s hair back when vomiting, starts to take on a darker tinge, slowly becoming infected with jealousy and possessiveness. They grow wary of each other, Charlie confused and unsure of her feelings toward Sarah, and Sarah nursing secrets of her own, until eventually this wariness turns to all-out psychological warfare, waged by Sarah, and seemingly masochistically absorbed by Charlie.

The movies were deeply interesting, if you’re a movie addict and you like movies with a twist, you should watch any of the movies shown between the 30th of June to the 9th of July 2014. All screenings start at 8:30PM 

FIVE reasons why you should wear a BENSIMON!


 

I’m sure all of you know the brand BENSIMON, it was available in the Lebanese market long time ago, back when I was in school and I was so happy to see it again in ABC Dbayeh and Beirut Souks, it brought back so many memories…

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More than a style, Bensimon became through the years a Lifestyle. Bensimon Collection wants to enhance the personality of everyone in offering the possibility to express himself through endless colorful combinations and where the black has no place.

The Bensimon shoe became a classic, with celebrities and VIPs including Brigitte Bardot, Sophie Marceau, Jane Birkin and Naomi Watts all contributing to the legend.

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Julia Roberts wearing a grey Bensimon in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”

 

Here’s why each one of you should be wearing one right now!

1- It is so Comfortable:  

The Bensimon sneakers are so comfortable, you can wear them all day, jump around, and your feet will be thanking you for your choice.

They become your trusty pair for errands and travel and everything in between.

2- It is aimed to all Generations:

Bensimon‘s collection is getting wider and wider every season, with laces or without, with patterns or without, they have a lovely collection, for daddy, mummy, teenager and baby.

3- It is Stylish:

The Bensimon was inspired by the surplus army canvas sneakers and immediately became a must-have in women’s wardrobes. They are recognizably the iconic French sneaker, actually they became the quintessential French wardrobe piece.


4- It is so Colorful:

The Bensimon is available in a wide variety of colors, from basic colors like beige, light grey, to yellow, blue, green, red, pink…

The collection is also available with different patterns, to embellish all your stylish outfits.

5- You can wear them with anything:

So effortlessly hip, Bensimon sneakers add a little French chic to any outfit from jeans to the prettiest of dresses.  

 

They are simple and sophisticated, luxurious yet accessible, trendy and basic at the same time, vintage and fresh, humble but legendary, Bensimon is so typically French and yet also so global.

Stay tuned for more Bensimon styling posts!

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 😉

Discovering: Santiago Beirut


 

After I started noticing the chic and colorful outfits on my timeline, I had to check the store in person.

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What initially started as a small jeans and sportswear store in Kaslik during the civil war in 1979, gradually grew to become a multi-brand fashion boutique.
Since its establishment, Santiago has been a pioneer in bringing cutting edge designer clothes and accessories from around the world, and in the process making its distinct mark on the Lebanese fashion scene.

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In addition to its current locations in Kaslik and Ashrafieh, Santiago has recently opened its doors in Downtown Beirut.

Santiago carries numerous exclusive and well-known American, Belgian, French, Italian and Spanish brand names. They include Antonio Marras, Essentiel, Hache, Hartford, Henry Beguelin, High, Iro, Isola Marras, Malandrino, Maliparmi, Malloni, Sita Murt, Fani Xenophontos, Anika Lena Skarstrom, Sophie d’Hoore and Amaya Arzuaga. Also available are swimwear collections from Fisico.

Their Spring/Summer collection is so fresh and full of life, you have to check it out 🙂

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