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How to get glowing Skin 

How to get glowing skin overnight



Glowing skin is something that EVERYONE wants. Sleeping right, eating right, exercising right and using the right rejuvenating creams are the key mantras for getting glowing complexion. But this could be impossible to follow in our pressed for time life. Find out how to get glowing skin overnight.

That is why the following scrub helps.

Things that you will need:

1. Sesame seeds

2. Raw Rice

Soak equal quantities of both sesame seeds and rice in water overnight.  Grind them into a fine paste and use it either as a body or face scrub. While rice exfoliates the skin, Sesame seeds actually have sun protective properties and also soothe sun-damaged skin. It helps to remove tan and produce an even color tone.

Once you have tried this scrub , you will love the new you. Its super easy and these ingredients are something that you can fetch from you kitchen cabinet.


How to get glowing skin overnight
How to get glowing skin

Guess Launches Spring/Summer 2016 Collection 

I was recently invited to preview Guess Spring/Summer 2016 collection which took place at Al Qasar Hotel, Dubai. The crowd witnessed fashionable trends, exquisite designs and luxurious silhouettes in bright colours across Womenswear and Menswear. The show also showcased fashion-forward accessories to serve the spring summer wardrobe.

The spring women’s GUESS collection is a denim-focused assortment injected with unique, light-weight pieces that deliver an instant trend-focused look. Denim and chambray are seen in many silhouettes featuring fresh new takes on detailing including a classic denim jacket reimagined using three-tone patchwork detailing, a 70’s inspired chambray dress with wide-bell sleeves with a thick braided belt to accentuate the waistline. Spring’s color palette goes for a tonal approach using clean whites and shades of tan and beige. White distressed denim and island-ready delicate lace dresses and off-the-shoulder tops in crisp white are complemented by the rich earthy neutral tones in the form of tops, shorts and a buttery leather jacket. A standout print from the spring collection is a beautiful white and blue floral print reminiscent of the bold color palette seen throughout Greece. Iconic gingham printed peplum dresses and long-sleeve button-down tops knotted at the waist are styles reminiscent of vintage GUESS and serve as timeless garments for any GUESS girl’s wardrobe.

This season, modern slim-fit button-down shirts in white, chambray and eye-catching patterns dominate the men’s GUESS spring collection and serve as a seasonal staple that’s never going out of style. Moving away from the more distressed and structured styles from colder seasons, the GUESS Guy opts for a more effortless cool vibe wearing laid-back blue and white jeans and shorts paired with unbuttoned shirts with rolled up sleeves.


The Marciano Spring ’16 collection include wide-legged striped knit pants with subtle sparkle detailing, sexy and sheer lace flares as well as a chic black body suit with a luxe, lace-up neck that reveals just the right amount of skin.  Effervescent florals in peach, fuchsia, coral and teal in light-weight maxi dresses and romantic tops cater to Spring’s brighter color palette and add a touch of femininity to your look. Sophisticated fit and flare dresses and two-piece pencil skirts paired with matching crop tops are transitional garments that remain fashionable when the warmer months fade away.

Look for this new spring summer 2016 collection at GUESS, Marciano and Accessories stores in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, KSA, Qatar, Egypt and Lebanon.



Ever since my modeling days, Ive used Kryolan so I’m someone who has always been fond of Kryolan. They are known for their TV / Theater Makeup.

But not many people use kryolan for their lipsticks, it might be changing though.  To know more about Kryolan click here 

Being a makeup artist Ive had my share of lipsticks and I must say Kryolan lipsticks have been my favorite. One of the specialties of Kryolan is that they make a zillion shades which makes it easy and difficult at the same time to chose the perfect shade. But in my opinion that’s the beauty of it 🙂 I know this how??? Long ago, not so long ago I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing Dominik Langer (the grandson of the founder of Kryolan and current Director of Kryolan) and he told me that Kryolan makes sooooo many different shades of foundations/lipsticks  to cater to practically everyone .


Dominik Langer (the grandson of the founder of Kryolan and current Director of Kryolan)
Dominik Langer (the grandson of the founder of Kryolan and current Director of Kryolan)


So talking about the lipsticks- These lipsticks are super creamy, semi matte finish and long lasting … What else would one want from them ?


Shade is : Lip Rouge LC120 GO11624 . I honestly have nothing more to say about these lipsticks.

Price : Not too sure, bought them over a year ago. Approx 1000Rs.

Kryolan lipstick
Kryolan lipstick
Kryolan lipstick
Kryolan lipstick

Kryolan lipstick

Esprit launches Spring/Summer 2016 Collection



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Sunny California was the backdrop at this week’s Esprit event at the Andreaa’s, Grand Habtoor. The setting sun against the beach at JBR was a perfect match for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection which screamed fun. Esprit’s agenda for the season, Enjoyment, highlighted a mix of flavors be at home, out on the town, starting your work day, hanging out with friends, taking some me time, or sharing a magical moment with a special someone. The collection focused on three cross concepts depicted in their lifestyle images– Playful with sophistication, Romance with an Edge and Style with Ease. Overall the collection was a big hit for me. Everything was smart casual and you could mix and match and get pretty much any style you wanted from formal work wear to a casual day on the beach.


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The 2016 spring/summer collection is now available in Esprit store all over the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Spray Can Nail paint by Nailsinc


Spray on nail polish by nailsinc London
Spray on nail polish by nailsinc London


I’d recently gone for a mutli-brand event that Sephora has organsied. Among all the brands, Nailsinc spray on nail polish caught my attention. Its such a remarkable and a handy product for someone like me who has unsteady hands.  I was soooo intrigued by it that I will be placing an order soon from their website.

So this is how it works (as per their instructions) :

1. You need to apply a base coat. They recommend their base coat, but i reckon any base coat would suffice. Allow it to dry completely.

2. Shake the can and from a distance of 10 -15 cm, spray the  polish directly onto the nail area (cover and protect the areas you are spraying on to).

3. Apply a top coat for a longer manicure.

4. Wash your hands with warm soapy water to wash away any excess polish from the skin. Alternatively you can even use a nail polish remover on a cue-tip.


Spray Can Nail paint by Nailsinc
Spray Can Nail paint by Nailsinc

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Beauty hacks that every girl MUST know 


As a woman, we need these quick tips in our lives to make our life easier.

Here are some of my beauty hacks that have helped me get through life 🙂

Tip no 1


Beauty hacks - contact solution
Contact solution

Add a little bit of contact solution to your dried up mascara. If your mascara is more than 3 months old, then please throw that in the bin.

Tip no 2


Beauty hacks that every girl must know
Beauty hacks that every girl must know


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Adding a little bit of corn starch in you nail polish will make your nail polish appear matte.

Tip no 3



Bobby pins - beauty hacks
Bobby pins – beauty hacks

Spray a little bit of hair spray on your bobby pins to keep those

 Tip no 4

Beauty hacks
Business card for eyeliner

Use a business card to get a perfect wing for your eyeliner.

Tip no 5

beauty hacks that every girl must know
beauty hacks that every girl must know

Use the one and done philosophy: If you’ve only got a short amount of time (or energy), either play up your eyes or your lips, not both.

Tip no 6 

Beauty hacks that every girl must know
Beauty hacks that every girl must know


To make your lipstick last all day, hold a tissue over your lips and dust them with translucent powder

Tip no 7 

 beauty hacks that every girl must know
beauty hacks that every girl must know


An easy way to look less tired? Use your concealer correctly.

Kaya Aqua Radiance facial review



Kaya Radiance aqua facial. hydration facial
Kaya Radiance aqua facial. hydration facial- 5 hours after the facial. My acne scars looks soooo much lighter and my skin looks way smoother than it normally does.

I was recently invited by Kaya Skin clinic to review their Aqua Radiance facial. I’m someone who loves getting facials, who doesnt ? So when Kaya asked me, I just could not say no. I’m soooo happy that I dint.

Upon reaching Kaya, I was offered a welcome drink by their staff members.

The Aqua Radiance Facial is for someone who is  looking for a  boost of freshness. The treatment started off with a massage which was very soothing and relaxing . Then my face was cleansed with cold air, it was almost shocking your face with cold air but not to an extend where you feel numb. The temperature was just perfect. After the extraction of  bacteria, vitamins were sprayed onto my face . Once that was completed , they did a mini clean up where they removed all my black and white heads. My skin felt super soft and i felt refreshed. The facial ended with a peel off face mask.

Upon completion of the facial, my skin felt and looked like a baby’s skin. It looked fuller, cleaner and fresher.

This facial is a perfect way to cleanse and hydrate your face from Dubai’s hectic lifestyle.

The therapist who did my treatment was Maureen.

For more information on contact details & location, check out the link below.

Simple Day Time Glam look

So, its good to be back . I know I’ve been away for a really long time . Its been an embarrassingly long time.
Nevertheless, todays look is a simple day time appropriate look. You can wear this look for a girls day out/ or for a date time date / or to the mall for shopping ( Thats if you like to wear makeup to the mall )

Most of the products that I used, I got in the hudabeauty master class goodie bag.
Hope you guys enjoy this video

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Motives Eyeshadow palette . Find it here
Mascara- Gurelian maxi lash so volume . Find it here 

Lashes- Huda beauty mink lashes in naomi

eyeliner pencil- urban decay pervesion
Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly hills brow wiz n dark brown
Contact lenses- solotica natural mel
Eyeshadow base- Painterly by Mac

Foundation- Estee lauder double wear in tawny
Contouring – L .A girl pro concealer in beautiful bronze
Blush- Max factor creme puff blush in Mauve


This post is a continuation of my previous post, which you can find it here.

I was asked to come in a review their procedures, and as you may know I decided to go in and consult with their dermatologist the apt procedure for my skin type. To keep you all informed, I have really bad acne and acne scaring . The doctor there asked me to do a chemical peel.  He did two cosmo and two salysilic acid peel for my skin .

The procedure was done more than 10 days ago ( from this post) . I did see some mild peeling, which I told was normal. I however had to take extra care while the peeling lasted and was strictly asked not to peel the skin on my own. I did exactly as I was told  and by judging the before and after pictures you can see that my skin is still a little red, but my acne scaring has reduced considerably.

My personal opinion about the procedure is that, its a must for people who have suffered from acne all their life . This treatment/procedure needs to be repeated every 2 to 3 weeks for a period of 4 to 5 months or depending on how you skin is.


Kaya before and after
Kaya skin clinicbefore and after


Ferrarucci Matte Lipsticks

I went to dragon mart today and I saw this small kiosk in the middle of no where. They were selling this brand of makeup called Ferrarucci. Ive seen them a couple of times before, but i  never thought much of them . I decided to take a leap of faith in their product, and I ended up buying a few of their matte lipsticks.

These matte lipsticks are the bomb. I bought these lipstisks for AED 25. With everyone going crazy with matte lips lately, these lipsticks are sleek and affordable. I have no idea how many shades they have, but they sure do have a lot.

The color I’m wearing here is FLC46. Lipliner is MAC Cosmetics Lipliner in Pink Treat.

The only draw back with this is that after I eat,I see a huge portion of  the lipstick missing right from the center of my lips. It looks a little weird and I have to immediately re apply the lipstick. What can you expect from a lipstick that costs AEd 25?

Have you guys tried this brand ? Let me know by commenting below 🙂


Ferrarucci lipsticks
Ferrarucci lipsticks
Ferrarucci lipsticks
Ferrarucci lipsticks