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LE BLOG DE CHANTY HAS A NEW DOMAIN NAME


Hello Readers,

 

It is with great pleasure to inform you that LE BLOG DE CHANTY  has a new domain name http://www.leblogdechanty.com/, kindly follow my latest updates there.

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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! 

Shall I take the Dressember challenge this year?


If you’ve been following me since a while, you surely know that in 2012 I took the Dressember challenge and wore nothing but dresses during all month!

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Dressember Day 1 – 2012

 

But you will ask me what’s the purpose of it?

Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who’ve been exploited for their femininity. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women.

Dressember exists to inspire and empower a global community of like-minded women who are locking arms to face one of the greatest injustices of our time.

The heart of Dressember is dignity– that every woman has the right to live a vibrant and free life.

 

So what do you think, shall I take the challenge again this year?

 

I will be checking the votes by the end of the day to decide!

For more information about the Dressember challenge you can check the Facebook page, twitter account and Instagram.

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!

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? 

 

 

Woman Rider with Harley Davidson!


Harley-Davidson has seen an increase in Women Riders in the region over the past few years, and today Maya Nabhani from Lebanon is going to share with us her passion for Harley-Davidson.

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1- Since when have you been riding a Harley-Davidson? And which one do you own?

I have been riding for almost two years. I own a 1972 Sportster.

2- Have you always wanted to have a motorcycle? And where did you learn to ride one?

The passion for motorcycles began when my husband bought a Harley and I started riding as a passenger. I learned to ride with a trainer here in Lebanon.

3- How does it feel when you are having a Harley-Davidson ride?

It is one of the most liberating feelings in the world. I feel that I am on cloud nine: one with the road and the wind. It gives me clarity and I can hear my own thoughts.

4- Where was the longest ride that you ever had?

The longest would have to be those I have joined for the Lebanon Tours.

5- Do you think your life has improved since you started riding a Harley-Davidson? 

Definitely! In addition to the exhilarating feeling of riding a Harley and the joy it entails, I have met many people/friends who would have never crossed my path if it weren’t for Harley.

The Sportster is a line of motorcycles produced continuously since 1957 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Sportster motorcycles are powered by a four-stroke, 45 degree V-twin engine in which both connecting rods, of the “fork and blade” or “knife & fork” design, share a common crank pin. The original Sportster engine was the Iron-head engine, which was replaced with the Evolution engine in 1986.

 

Are you a Harley-Davidson fan? Do you own one? 

I would love to hear your stories! 

 

Alice Eddé Autumn‐Winter 2014‐2015 Collection


I was invited to the launch of the newest collection by Alice Eddé, in Green & Glam, Achrafieh, Zahret El Ehsan.

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Once again, the Alice Eddé collection garners its inspiration from the spectrum of  colors blooming in Alice’ own garden.
Rich,  deep and exotic,  the mauveemerald and  heather jewel  tones  of Winter’s
cyclamens,  violets,  primroses  and  evergreens  are  celebrated,  and  contrasted
with  classic  blacks.  This  allows  the  punctuations  of  color  to  really  pop,  and
brighten any outfit this season.

 

The collection comprises a full range of sizes, from tote messenger bags and lux 
backpacks  to  clutches  and  smaller  leather  goods, including  laptop  sleeves  and
phone covers.
Handcrafted by  traditional artisans in Byblos, Lebanon  from  the highest quality
nubucks,  leathers,  lambskins and  fabrics,  these  elegant  yet  fashion‐forward
statement  pieces  are  designed  in  the  distinctive  Alice  Eddé ‘envelope’  style,
which can easily take you from midday to soirée.

 

I loved the collection, especially how the bright colors were introduced (pink and yellow), and I appreciated the small-sized bags, that you can carry with you everywhere.

My favorite bag from the collection is this one, mixing golden and black.

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Did you get the chance to discover the latest collection by Alice Eddé? Which item is your favorite?

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