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Lazy Monday Make-up look!


 

Oh it’s Monday again!

It’s time to turn that alarm off and after several snooze buttons, you will be racing time to get to work on time!

And since you don’t have much time left to put on your make-up, here’s a quick and easy make up look to make you look nice and fresh 🙂

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What I wore? Top from Vestiti in Jdeideh, Pants from Sinequanone

After washing your face and applying your day cream, with your fingers apply a dot of concealer under each eye and dab it quickly. My daily concealer is the “Lift Concealer” from Make Up For Ever (#3).

Then apply a hint of powder with the special sponge all over your face and neck. My new powder foundation is the “Everlasting Compact Foundation” from Clarins (#108 Sand).

Then dust the entire lid with the one color eye shadow, a thin layer of course to keep it simple. I used today the “Mono Couleur sweet lilac” from Clarins. And just under the eyebrows I added a touch of light using the light corner of the “Prisme Powder Blush” by Givenchy. 

Then I drew a line on my upper eyelid, it doesn’t have to be covering all your eyelid, it can be just from the outer corner to the center. I used today the “Dark Blue Duo-Chrome” by Bourjois.

Add attention to your eyes with bit of mascara. I applied quickly the “Miss Manga” by L’Oreal. Then I added a touch of the purple “Smoky Lash mascara” from Make Up For Ever on the sides only to add light. You don’t need to have these two steps, you can just apply one of them.

A quick hint of blush. I used today the “Lilas D’Or Blush” from Bourjois.

And finally I applied the “Hawaiian Coral Joli Rouge long wearing lipstick” (#706) by Clarins.

I hope you’re having a beautiful and calm Monday 🙂

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Meet The Blogger #14: Anna and Maria from “Notre Closet”


Today’s bloggers, are two cute twins who share the same passion: Fashion, Photography and Travel.

Get to know them more here

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Question 1: We know that you have a deep love for fashion, can you tell us more how it started and how you decided to have a fashion blog?

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We are twins that’s right, but each one had love for something: Anna always loved writing and the online community. And Maria was always good in drawing, sketching and designing. We noticed that year by year, we become a bit far from each other: we have different works, each one her own group… so we decided to create something that will bound us again: our choice was evident. We love fashion, we love photography and travel. We started our fashion blog 😀

We began the photo shoots and posts were coming up. We got amazing feedbacks that encouraged us more.  At the beginning, we wanted to share our personal style and inspirations. Post after post, we wanted to show that it is possible to stay fashionable while being on a small budget and also show that it is ok to wear your clothes over and over again – you just need to be creative and combine the right items and accessories.

Question 2: What is your favorite summer trend?

For this summer we choose crop tops and denim. We just adore those items:D

We are also in love with floral patterns and mixing prints procedure. We like the white and black neutrals and we are having fun with logo shirts 😉

 

Question 3: From where do you get your inspiration?

We draw inspiration from anything and everything around us: it can be people on the streets, movies, nature, art exhibitions, bloggers, TV shows and music…

 

Question 4: What is the one thing that you can’t leave the house without?

Anna: make up item: mascara

Other item: pen and a small notebook.

Maria: make up item: lipstick

Other item: necklace and a bar of chocolate 😛

Question 5: What are the colors that you feel more comfortable with?

Anna: I love nude light colors like pink and blue which are very trendy this year. Pastel tones. They show feminism and lot of simplicity, elegance and a chic spirit! I Love also the Leopard texture, it is really fun to play with such patterns and mix it with others.

Maria: on top of my list comes the WHITE color. I love the pastel colors as well.

 

Don’t forget to LIKE their Facebook page, and follow them on twitter 🙂

5 Tips to Transition your Wardrobe from Winter to Summer!


 

The sun is up, the beach is calling, it’s nature’s way of telling you to get that coat back to where it belongs (the back…back… of the closet!) and get out all the fresh and comfy outfits.

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For me, summer is all about light textures and colors, here are some transitional tips that will help you through

1- Lighten up 

Add light colors to your wardrobe and softer textures.

Pastel  is the “it” shade of the season. The hue comes in different colors from pink, purple, green, coral and blue. Wearing the pretty pale shades head-to-toe is unmistakably feminine, plus it’s also refreshingly au courant.

If you’re not into these colors add more white to your wardrobe. No color is more fresh or crisp than white, so when you wear the hue from head to toe, it results in an exceptionally stylish, high-impact look. 

 

2- Color of the Year

Don’t forget about the Pantone color of the year: Radiant Orchid. This is another fun way to update your outfit. Wear the color as a shirt, or skirt  –> quick and easy way to bring your look into Summer. 

3- Patterns:

Summer is the perfect time to play with patterns. Florals are popping up in store windows everywhere. Each piece is going to add visual appeal to your outfit and ensure you are transitioning into the summer with a chic and dynamic wardrobe.

4- Accessories

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The winter to summer transition is not just an opportunity to mix up your clothing, but also your accessories, make-up, even nail polish.

 Add a statement necklace or earrings to your outfits and keep everything else simple.

5- Beauty

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Go for a glowing highlighter on cheeks but keep your lips matte. And skip the heavy eyeliner, a neutral eye shadow and thick mascara will keep your look fresh.

Nail polish is another fun way to add a little Spring to your look. Again go for brights or pastels!

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Bourjois Blush and Eye Shadow – Maybelline GO Extreme Mascara, L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara in purple – Maybelline Nude Lipstick

 

I hope my tips will be helpful and have a lovely summer 🙂

 

This post was part of the interactive campaign “Closet Swap” by Raise.com.

Raise is a new marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards to your favorite brands, and sell your unused gift cards for cash!

 

TEN Minutes Office Makeup!


For the people who don’t know me, I am a makeup and cosmetics freak. I spend hours and hours in the makeup department in the malls, I ask questions about new products, textures, tips for mixed skin…

I used to wear makeup, not on a daily basis. But since I moved to my new job, which requires to be always looking smart and sharp, I learned how to apply makeup in a fast way, especially that I have to wake up earlier than I used to before.

For today’s look, I’m using my favorite products this season, and that I use mainly for day makeup.

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After cleansing my face and applying the day cream, my skin is ready for make up!

I start by applying the concealer:

If I’m at home, I use a brush, and if I’m in the car (while parked, not driving), I just tap it with the ring finger.

The concealer I’m using at the moment is the Make Up Forever Lift Concealer (#3)

More than just a concealer! It contains tensine, an active ingredient with skin-firming properties for the eye area, and vitamins A and E, which regenerate the skin. This multipurpose product also conceals specific, darker areas and can be used as a highlighter on the more prominent parts of the face (cheekbones, forehead, and chin) for added radiance.

Then I apply the Clear Smooth Powder by Maybelline, all over my face and neck. It has SPF25 and I’m using the nude beige (#02). If you didn’t read my previous review, you can check it here.

Then I apply eye shadow, to go quick I use one or two shades maximum, and since it’s a day makeup, I choose the lightest shades.

Here I’m using the Pink Shimmer Cubes by the Body Shop, a palette of four subtle iridescent shades to mix and match. I didn’t know about them, until recently, the first time I saw them, I thought I will be looking all shiny, but it depends on how you use them. I usually use the first two shades during the day, I don’t apply a lot and they give a lovely radiant look to my eyes.

Then I apply the eyeliner, here I chose the Dark Blue Duo-Chrome by Bourjois, I just line up the upper lash-line.

Now is the time to apply the mascara, to enhance the eyes. In this look I’m using the Miss Manga by L’Oreal. 

Miss manga features a 360 degree flexible brush for effortless application.
Its unique brush has a flat surface to intensify and amplify upper lashes while its conical shape capture the lower lashes. Formulated with collagen spheres and polymers for ultimate volume and hold.

To complete the look, I add a hint of blush, I’m using the at the moment the Prisme Powder Blush by Givenchy, and touch of Maybelline Sensational Lipstick (# 250 Mystic Mauve).

And sometimes I apply a touch of the Rose Lip gloss by The Body Shop, to give the lips a glossy luster.

That was a lot of writing, but if you can master your technique, It will only take 10 minutes of your precious time!

I hope you like my look and stay tuned for more makeup looks and tips 🙂

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.

Meet the Blogger #4: Nesrine from LazyNiss


Today’s Blogger is also a newbie, what characterizes her is that she decided to write about fitness and beauty in Arabic. I’ll let you know more about her here under…

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1- From a Psychology and Accounting background, can you tell us more on how you decided to start Blogging? Why did you choose to Blog about health, fitness and Beauty? And why did you decide to Blog in Arabic?

My primary mission is based on my psychological background to help people in reversing the trend of deleterious lifestyle choices. It considers the common characteristics of lifestyle behaviors and reflects on how i can inform and improve interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. The subjects in this blog explain for people what a healthy lifestyle is , i want to enable people to live that life.

As well as combination with my accounting background i try to help people benefit from knowledge of how to use the information of accounting principles out there to improve their personal finances.The way to taking control of their money and not letting it control them.

My target is to influence and promote lifestyle change among everyone this is the reason why i am blogging in Arabic not in other languages by enabling Google translate for who need any translation.

2- From where do you get your inspiration?

As a Lebanese woman health , beauty and fitness are classified as essentials in our lifestyle. This is why this blog is set to be an educational place for people of different backgrounds, ages and genders who are simply interested in health, fitness, and beauty and seek to remain at the forefront of all the subjects related to these sectors.

3- Do you have a healthy routine you’re living upon?

This blog is based on my personal research , on a healthy lifestyle that made changes in my life and many other friends and family .

Nesrine will be delighted to receive your messages about any subject you need her to talk about in her blog .

GIORGIO ARMANI make-up comes to Lebanon!


GIORGIO ARMANI has long existed in Lebanon, but only the clothing part, until the first make-up stand came to CITYMALL – Dora.

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The GIORGIO ARMANI make-up collection is really wide from Face products (foundation, primer, powder, concealer, blush…) to Lips (gloss, lipstick, lip pencil…) and Eyes (a wide collection of eye shadows, eyeliners, mascara…).

I didn’t try any of their products yet, but the salesman was really kind introducing it to me and he even offered an essay, too bad I was in a hurry.

Did you check their make-up collection? Are you in love with any specific product?

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