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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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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!

How to take care of your Pearls!


I have introduced in an early post my attraction to the world Pearls, today I’m gonna share with you tips and tricks to take care of your precious pearls and make them stand by you for a longer period.

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Why have I chosen to tackle this subject in particular?

Well, when I bought my pearls, nobody gave me instructions on how to take care of these beautiful and fragile gemstones, which I’m really curious about.

Second, going to the beach lately and watching some girls wearing their pearls under the sun and diving in salt water, made me even more curious.

Pearls come from the sea, but when out, is it healthy for it to get wet? What damages it and how to take care of it?

Here’s what I have found…

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Pearls are described as the unique gem that carries the gentleness and warmness of life. So it has more delicate features compared to diamonds and rubies.

They are a chemical and organic gem that require a more specialized care than most other gem materials. They deteriorate in contact with chemicals like household cleaners, perfumes, cosmetics, and hair care products of all kinds. Pearls, however if well-taken care, will maintain their lust for a very long time…

You must handle them carefully to keep them in the best condition, here’s how:

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  • Sweat:

Pearls are vulnerable to acid. After wearing, clean the pearls with appropriate cloth. This is the most important care method, because acid contained in your sweat can erode the pearl layers so the luster will be reduced. Since the acid can damage the crystallized calcium, in case pearls are accidentally exposed to vinegar or fruit juice, or sprinkled with perfume, wash immediately and wipe off with dry cloth.

  • Water:

Do not wet! Water can erode the pearl surface. Fresher the water, the greater the erosion. When you leave them wet, water can also turn mildly acid. When you wash your hands, it will be wise to take off your pearl ring.

  • Store properly:

Keep your pearls in a separate compartment, away from other jewelry!

Store in a jewelry box or a special case. Pay attention not to hurt pearls with hard metals. Because pearls are softer than other metals and gemstones, keeping them together may result in blemishes of pearl surface. Since they can turn yellowish when exposed to strong ray of the sun for a long time, it is recommended to store them in a jewelry box or a specialized case.

Never store pearls in a plastic bag!!

  • Light and heat:

Be careful with strong light, high heat and dryness, Pearls are organic materials created by life. Be careful when exposed to strong light, high temperature and dryness.

It is not recommended, therefore, to wear pearls in the beach exposed to strong sunshine, additionally because sweat can erode them.
Also, pearls originally contain a minute amount of water, and when the water is lost, so is the luster.

  • Keep Pearls clean!

Caring for your precious pearls is easy.

Your pearls will stay cleaner if you put them on after you’ve applied your makeup and perfume. And be sure to take them off before you apply your creams.

Wipe your pearls with a soft, lint-free cloth as soon as you take them off. The cloth can be dampened with water or it can be dry. If damp, allow the pearls to air dry before putting them away.

Never clean your pearls with solutions that contain ammonia or harsh detergents!!

 

I hope you found my post useful, and stay tuned for more posts around the wonderful world of gemstones!

SEVEN ways to use the Huile Prodigieuse from Nuxe!


I love multi-purpose products, it helps you reduce time and space!

The Huile Prodigieuse is the ultimate product, if you haven’t read my previous review, you can check it out here.

 

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As I promised, I’ll be sharing with you today, some tips on how to get the more use of it.

  1. Put a few drops of the Huile Prodigieuse into your bath for super soft skin. It also leaves your skin smelling lovely.
  2. Apply the Huile Prodigieuse after shower on your skin for an intense moisture, hydration and toning effect.
  3. After waxing or shaving, apply the Huile Prodigieuse to your skin to soothe any soreness, it will also leave your skin feeling super soft.
  4. Apply a small amount dotted down the center of the legs as a highlighter on a night out.
  5. Apply the Huile Prodigieuse to pulse points as a fragrance oil.
  6. Use a few drops on your cuticles to leave them feeling super nourished.
  7. Apply the Huile Prodigieuse to the ends of dry hair to help battle split ends.

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I hope you find my tips useful, and stay tuned for reviews about new products from NUXE!

Lush Hair Care


 

From silky hair conditioners to beautiful balms, Lush’s collection of hair products are designed to leave your hair looking shiny, healthy, and happy. Shake off the dull this summer and treat yourself to a range of fabulous hair products from Lush. All hair products are made using natural and organic ingredients so you can feel confident there is no harm done to your precious locks.

American Cream

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Bring all the boys to the yard with this strawberry vanilla milkshake conditioner. A beautiful fruit and vanilla conditioner that really does the job – a dreamy, medium strength conditioner for soft, shiny, fragrant locks. This is a thick heavy conditioner, but won’t leave the hair weighted down or heavy. Its combination of honey, strawberries, and fresh orange juice in a thick lanolin conditioner base, will make the hair soft, manageable and easy to comb.

Big

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Have a big hair day. This is like having your hair lifted on a sea breeze. We love salt on the hair because it’s great for giving volume. We experimented with it for a very long time before coming up with this, our ultimate salt shampoo. Sea salt is also full of minerals and de-greases hair, removing dead skin cells and dirt without stripping natural oils for a fresh, squeaky clean feeling. We balance the sea salt with seaweed infusion, extra virgin coconut oil and avocado butter for soft, nourished locks. Finally, fresh citrus juices are squeezed in for incredible shine.

Rehab

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If you don’t have any prior engagements, then why not spend a night in putting your hair into rehab? Hairspray, bleach, colors, styling products, ill-health; these are all things that can really take a toll on your hair and leave it far away from its natural best. Rehab is about bringing your hair and scalp back to basics and repairing it with an array of lovely ingredients. A blend of fresh citrus juices clarify hair and scalp with active enzymes, while herbs work their magic on tired scalps. It doesn’t take long for this shampoo to restore your hair’s vitality!

Shine So Bright

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A beautiful balm to prevent split ends and help hair shine so bright. Extra virgin coconut and olive oils, shea butter and fresh free range eggs nourish and improve the tensile strength of hair to prevent and mend split ends. It works wonderfully as a finishing product as well, taming fly-aways and keeping hair in place for a flawless look. Add to that an orange flower, grapefruit, neroli and rosewood perfume and you won’t want to leave home without this!

New

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Spice up your hair! Give it new life. When stress or life goes to your head and your hair starts thinning, motivate those tired scalps with spice and mint oils. It’s intense, but works wonders on irritated scalps or hair that’s thinning. Healthy hair needs a healthy scalp as its foundation. New Shampoo bar has two tasks; to give amazing shine and stimulate hair follicles to maximize growth. Nettle and peppermint infusions give shine to the hair. Rosemary and nettle absolutes are included to protect, soothe and clear the scalp and also give shine.

Retread 

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Drive your hair in for some serious breakdown recovery. This is a pit stop for your hair. Just like tyres, the outer layer of your hair shaft gets worn and damaged. Retread is full of ingredients to fuel your hair up again and get it back out on the road. A super-smoothing conditioning cream that gives sad hair its shine and bounce back. We make a seaweed and lanolin base and then add soya milk for protein. Added to that are olive, jojoba and avocado oils to give a deep condition. Nutritious fresh melon juice and yogurt are then stirred through.

Roots

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Thine be the glory – Don’t despair, we’ve got a treatment for thin and fine hair. The route to mighty fine hair. Fine hair needs careful looking after. This treatment is packed full of ingredients to revitalize from root to tip. You’ll feel the tingling and cooling sensations of fresh mint infusion and minty oils (peppermint and spearmint) as they go to work revitalizing the scalp, because healthy hair starts at the roots! Extra virgin olive oil and honey soften and condition hair to make it shine without weighing it down. Give dull, fine and thin hair volume and shine by treating it with Roots.

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?

Hair Care: DESSANGE PARIS


I was caught in a girly discussion the other day, and it seemed that many of us (GIRLS) suffer from greasy hair!

Some of us have found the way to deal with it by finding the right shampoo and washing it each two days, others are still suffering, jumping from one shampoo to another, washing their hair every day because it looks disastrous.

I have always been a fan of Ultra Doux, and I still love it, but a while ago, I felt like changing to something more pro. I was checking the different brands at the supermarket, and my eyes were caught on DESSANGE.

And since I have greasy hair, I chose the soft clay regulatory shampoo

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Mixed hair, greasy at the roots, dry at the extremities, there’s an imbalance! The Soft Clay Shampoo regulates permanently, offers a blow of lightness, purity and softness to your hair.

Its new formula enriched with soft clay, lime extracts and Pro-Vitamin B5, regulates the scalp, purifies the roots and softens the extremities.

Day by day, your hair is soft, light and shiny 🙂

And  to make it more efficient, I combined it with the Anti dryness conditioner

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The Cream Nutri-extreme conditioner offers a real bath of nutrition to your hair.

Its formula enriched with nutritious oils and Pro-Vitamin B5 provides care and softness to your hair.

Your hair is nourished, protected and full of brightness 🙂

 

Do you have greasy hair?

Did you ever try any of DESSANGE products?

Would like to hear your opinions 🙂 

 

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