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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.

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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!


Violet Electra!

Fall is here, it’s time to renew our wardrobe as well as our make up.

One of the shades that I’m admiring this season is “Violet/Purple”.

The shades of the same palette like orchid, lilac and lavender are one of the hottest trends this year. What’s nice about these shades is that they are incredibly easy to pull off and can instantly brighten your face. Plus it’s actually a shade that can work on every eye color and skin tone.

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Today, I played with Violet everywhere! I applied lilac eye shadow, macroviolet eyeliner, violet  lipstick and nail polish.


After applying the basics, concealer, and powder, I mixed two tones of purple eye shadow.

I used the sweet lilac by Clarins on the inner corner of my eyes, added a hint of smokey by Estee Lauder starting the outside corner of my eyes and make it fade away as approaching the middle.

Then a bit of the lightest eye-shadow under the eyebrows, and today I used the newest item in my makeup bag, the Naked Lunch Frost by MAC.

Then I applied the macroviolet gel eye-liner, also by MAC. It’s easy to use with the brush and it’s long-lasting.

Then I applied a coat of Black mascara by Maybelline, I could have added a hint of purple mascara, but I got lazy 😛

And for the Lipstick, I applied one of the favorite lipsticks that I have, the Violet Electra by Estee Lauder. It has a creamy and weightless texture, the color is so vivid, it illuminates my face 🙂

And the nail polish is Miss conduct by Orly.

What’s your favorite color this fall? Are you into purple tones?

I would love to hear your opinions 🙂 

Stem Cell Therapy In Lebanon

There’s a medical clinic, who opened its doors recently in Lebanon, that combines medical expertise with state-of-the-art technology, where they use stem cell therapy, other cell therapies and a range of treatments to cure diseases, alleviate symptoms, relieve pain and improve the quality of life of their patients, on the inside and out.

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Innovi Cell Therapy Clinic, also banks your stem cells so that the day you need them, they’re ready to help you heal!

They use your own cells and the most advanced technology to treat skin injuries (including burns), heal wounds, and alleviate musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome – as well as many other conditions and diseases.
Their treatments are notable for their anti-inflammatory activity, ability to find and repair damaged tissue, and capacity to repair and recover quickly, with minimal scarring.
This rejuvenating technology can also restore you to your ideal image, healing stretch marks, eczema, wrinkles and other blemishes to give you the skin, weight and shape you’ve been wishing for.

They provide you with different kinds of services:

– Curing diseases: which include the Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Banking and the Ozone Therapy for all diseases.

– Rejuvenation services: Like the Laser skin rejuvenation, rejuvenation for face, neck and hands, stretch mark and burn elimination, acne treatment…

– Non surgical procedures: Non surgical fat removal, non surgical body firming and toning

– Glyco Line: which is a complete exfoliating program that stimulates cell renewal and boosts collagen formation, firming the skin and treating wrinkles, lines, pigmentation and excess sebum.

As well as you can find fillers and Botox services.

Innovi Cell Therapy Clinic, is not a beauty clinic, these cosmetic procedures complement their work in stem cells, a far less understood and rapidly evolving area of medicine.

As well as stem cell therapy, their expert doctors and scientists are specialists in a whole range of regenerative medicine, including orthobiology, bioactive stimulators and PRP (platelet-rich plasma).
Only the Innovi Clinic in Lebanon masters and combines such a broad range of modern therapies to give you exactly the combined treatment you need.
Their stem cell therapy uses your adipose stem cells – cells from your own fat – which are available up to 250 times more readily than those found in bone marrow and easily harvested under local anesthetic.

Stay tuned for my second post to check the services that I tried!

Eating Almonds For A More Beautiful Skin

In the Victorian era, ladies pinned a sprig of almond blossom to their blouse to represent hope. In China, the almond is a symbol of both beauty and sadness. In cosmetics, almonds mean beautiful skin.


Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts.


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Regular intake of almonds in your diet can enrich your digestive system, and will free you from respiratory disorders. Almonds can also increases your memory power, control the cholesterol levels, and protect you against diabetes, weight loss, and blood pressure. Almonds can be consumed directly without soaking the last night for additional benefits.


Now you might want to know what benefits almonds can bring to your skin. Here are some almonds skin benefits that you must know:

While almond oil is a popular natural skin treatment, almonds also have some powerful skin benefits when you eat them regularly.

1- Cleanse and Eliminate Toxins in Your Body

Almonds contain beneficial antioxidants which will actively cleanse and eliminate toxins and free radicals in your body. If you want to cleanse your skin pollution, you can eat this nut frequently. This is helpful because the antioxidant components in almonds will actively cleanse pollution in your body, making your skin smooth and glowing from inside.

2- Major Source of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is so beneficial for skin due to the way it protects the collagen and elastin proteins that ‘glue’ your skin cells together from free radical damage. Collagen and elastin are vital for firm and young-looking skin. The more they break down, the more tired and dry your skin will look, eventually leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

Eating almonds regularly can help provide protective vitamin E to your skin’s cells and keep it looking younger for longer. Perhaps think of a bag of them as a natural and tasty nutritional facelift 😉

3- Help Cure Acne, Pimples, Zits, Blackheads, and Whiteheads

One of almonds skin benefits will be useful for most acne sufferers because almonds can reduce the appearance of acne, along with blackheads and whiteheads.

When treated regularly with almonds oil, your acne will gradually disappear.If you have many pimples that are hard to eliminate, you can use almonds to cure your pimples.

If your pimple has left behind its scar, massage gently with almond oil over the scar to help lighten it. Another way to use it is by mixing almond oil, honey and lemon juice with some milk and applying on the scar. Use this for a week to make it fainter in appearance.

4- Reduces Tanning

Undue sun exposure can tan the skin and make it look darker than your complexion. To remove this layer of tan, make a paste by adding almond oil, honey, lemon juice and milk powder. Apply on the affected areas for about 20 minutes and use it weekly twice to see visible results. This will also help restore lost moisture of your skin.

5- Cure Constipation and Smooth Your Digestive Process

We know that digestive system is important for our skin health. Smooth digestive system will immediately cleanse the toxins from our body. When we have constipation problem, the entire digestive process would be disturbed. Almonds can help cure constipation and smooth your digestive process, making your skin glow healthier every day.

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Many of the nutrients in almonds like oleic acid, vitamin E, copper, magnesium and manganese are also associated with healthy hair. Weight loss, good skin and better hair – almonds really do seem to be an exceptional food for improving your appearance. So what are you waiting for?

Stay tuned for more methods of using almonds to improve your skin naturally!

Body Sorbets By The Body Shop!


The Body Shop is pleased to launch Body Sorbets, an industry first cool body moisturizer infused with juicy fruity scents! The breakthrough sorbet texture instantly melts into skin for a frosty burst of fresh moisture. It is light, fast absorbing, leaves skin instantly moisturized and offers up to 24 hours of hydration.


The sorbets are available in five scents: Strawberry, Satsuma, Mango, Moringa and Pink Grapefruit.

They will allow The Body Shop lovers to fight the scorching heat this summer and to enjoy the frosted moisture sensation which will leave them feeling fresh and fruity all day long!

The Sorbet contains cooling Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera that comes from Guatemala.

The aloe leaves are hand-harvested, hand-washed and hand-filleted within 12 hours to preserve the freshness of the gel. The Body Shop’s trade generates vital income for the farmers of the El Progreso region and has helped to supply educational materials to over 100 schools.


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!

THREE reasons why you should use the Huile Prodigieuse from NUXE


Nuxe is a very famous brand in France, and who doesn’t want to know the beauty secrets of the French? 😉

The Huile Prodigieuse is a cult product from NUXE, which is available in two versions, normal and with Gold Shimmer effect.


The Huile Prodigieuse from NUXE is a blend of six different essential oils, including Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut, and Macadamia, this multi-purpose oil hydrates skin and gives it a velvety sheen. In addition to the natural reparative plant oils, the formula also includes a good dose of healing vitamin E.

As dry oil, Huile Prodigieuse is intended to be used on the body, hair and face for a nourishing and a moisturizing effect, here’s how you can use it.

1-  Use on body
Huile Prodigieuse® optimizes the properties of a facial skincare product or body cream. Just a brief spritz in the palm of the hand is enough to blend with some Rêve de Miel® Ultra Comfortable Body Cream before applying it to the face or body. Nourishment and a beautiful result guaranteed!

2-  Use on hair
To transform dry hair into supple, shiny locks, no need for miracles, just a NUXE tip. Apply Huile Prodigieuse® generously as a mask then wrap your head in a warm towel and relax for 10 minutes. Rinse off then apply your usual shampoo.

3-  Use on Face
Blend a drop of Huile Prodigieuse® GOLDEN SHIMMER in the palm of your hand, and apply it to your cheekbones and lips. The best of beauty enhancers!


I have been pampering myself with the normal version for the last two weeks after shower and I’m in LOVE.

I love the soft, pleasant smell of it.

I love the soft texture when touching the skin. I thought that since it’s an oil, it will keep my skin oily and will need a lot of time to dry, but I was completely wrong, it dries instantly, leaving you with a feathery skin.

The Huile Prodigieuse from Nuxe, is a great product for everyday use, it works everywhere and doesn’t damage your skin. You should definitely try it!

Stay tuned for more tips on how to use it for gorgeous effects 😉

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