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Indoor Activities for Stormy Weather!


I had a call yesterday from an old friend Imad Bazzi asking me to go on his radio show فيا و ما فيا on Al Jadeed FM (90.3 FM) suggesting activities to be done indoors during the stormy weather.

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These are the activities I suggested:

– Go to the Mall:

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For the shopping addicts out there, the stormy weather won’t stand behind you and your favorite shops. You can choose the closest mall to your location and wander for a long time… you won’t even feel the wind nor the rain 😉

– Go the Movies:

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For the movies geeks out there, you can always enjoy the latest movies in cinemas! Movie theaters are well heated, and you can enjoy your movie with your cheese and caramel popcorn 😉

– Go for a Coffee/ Tea:

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If you’re just in the mood for sitting back, doing nothing, hanging around with your besties, the best thing you can do is head to your favorite cafe and chill out. You can also bring your favorite book or laptop.

– Go to the Gym:

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Yup, I can hear you saying, Nooo it’s too cold!

But No, i’m a gym freak and I also enjoy the gym in winter. Believe me, lifting weights will heat your body up making you forget all about the wind and hail outside!

– Just stay at Home!

If you’re too lazy, and don’t feel like getting out of your pajamas, you can always stay at home, watch your favorite DVD, enjoy your favorite wine and roast some chestnuts.

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I can’t get enough of chestnuts? Do you?

 

Do you have any other activities in mind?

I would love to hear how you’re spending your time during this stormy weather!

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!

Let The Bidding Begin!


Have you set your mind on that Valentino heels, Chanel Bag or the iPhone 6?

With BIDAFFAIRS you can now place your bids in an online auction, and who knows you might win your dream item!

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“BID AFFAIRS” is an exclusive auction experience that offers its members a variety of the latest items in women and men fashion, electronics, travel, leisure, and entertainment. Members will be able to get their hands on brand new, exclusive, limited edition, designer brands and state of the art electronics for prices up to 95% less than their retail value.

All items on the site are new current season items from the world’s leading fashion brands for both women and men. “BID AFFAIRS” is different from your traditional auction routine as bids are purchased beforehand and up front while bidding occurs in fixed increments.

“BID AFFAIRS” takes members on a fun and memorable experience based on lifestyle and fashion trends that members will enjoy indulging in.

Every week, new items will be up for auction. And to catch up this week’s items, I’m offering 10 of my lucky readers 20 free bids to experience the site and enjoy bidding!

All you have to do is include the following code: LeBlogDeChanty and 10 of my readers will be granted 20 free bids upon subscribing on bidaffairs.com/account.php

First Come, First Served! So Hurry Up!

Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly!


Christmas is just around the corner and all the country is already wearing its marvelous decoration. Christmas exhibitions, recitals, book fairs, jingles are everywhere…

On Saturday I got the chance to be present at the grand opening of the festive market at Le Vendome Beirut.

You can choose your perfect Christmas gifts from the amazing collection of silver and crystal ornaments, decorative items, and a delectable selection of Chocodome chocolate!

The Festive Market opens daily till January 6th, 2014 from 10h00 a.m. till 10h00 p.m. at the main lobby.

Then I went for a road trip with my friend and got to admire the enchanting Christmas decoration in Byblos ❤

 

And on Sunday, I went with my family to the Christmas festival in Dhour El Choueir.

We were seduced by the Christmas grotto, wine festival, and chants…

 

Where did you find your favorite Christmas decoration this year? 

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! 

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.

Mixed skin products

Mixed skin products

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!

November Birthstone: CITRINE


I am born in November and since I started admiring the world of gemstones, I started searching for my birthstone.

I found that there are two gems appropriate for November: The Topaz and The Citrine. But since my favorite color is yellow, I was attracted more to the Citrine stone, also known as the “healing quartz”.

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Citrine is the traditional birthstone for November, and is an alternate Zodiac stone for Scorpio.

The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon.

This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.

This gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

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The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry.

Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans often favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry.

Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom.  It was also considered to have medicinal properties and was commonly used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments.

 

It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain. Citrine jewelry is given as the gemstone gift for the 13th and 17th anniversaries.

My favorite items with the Citrine Stone

 

  • The “Citrine Drop Earrings” by Tiffany’s
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Earrings in 18k gold with octagonal citrines and round brilliant diamonds.

 

  • The “Golden Tears” earrings by Zoughaib
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From the stylish “Tears” collection, the golden Tears earrings in 18 kt yellow gold, with pearls and citrines

 

  • The “Mome Je T’aime” by Mauboussin
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Yellow gold, citrine, paved diamonds

 

  •  The “Limelight Cocktail Inspiration” ring by Piaget
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Limelight Mojito cocktail inspiration ring in 18k white gold, set with a cushion-cut tourmaline, a round citrine, 8 marquise-cut emeralds, 16 brilliant-cut tsavorites, 120 brilliant-cut emeralds and 182 brilliant-cut diamonds.

  • The Gold and Citrine ring by Bulgari 
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Bulgari Gold & Citrine Rectangle Ring

 

Are you born in November?

Which are your favorite jewelry with the Citrine Stone? 

 

 

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