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Helloo my loviless, I know I’ve been away forever and I truly apologize for that.  So, today’s post is all about the famous HUDA BEAUTY lashes.. I’ve been a big fan of her ever since I attended her very first master class. Her lashes never seem to disappoint.  This post is all about Favorite Huda beauty lashes .

My all-time favorite lash is Samantha. As per the description on her website

 

Samantha is universally flattering. The pair has double stacked lashes of varying length to create a medium volume and feathery look that grant a daytime drama without looking overtly faux. Ideal for regular users and advanced beginners ready to take a step further.

huda beauty samatha
huda beauty samatha

I also love her Eazy lash in Camille

Double stacked end-pieces subtly criss-crossed to create length and volume. Placed from the center to the outer corners of the lash line, these fluttery lashes naturally open the eyes, giving a mesmerizing edge.

Wear them alone, or with a little liner, and you have a gorgeous look that opens your eyes, and gives you subtle drama—sans mascara!

huda beauty eazy lash camille
huda beauty eazy lash camille

Apart from these two I also love her lashes in Scarlette . I usually wear scarrlette only when I have to attend an event .. It is a bit too dramatic for my liking

Scarlette – One of the most dramatic and alluring styles of the collection, Scarlett mixes two layers of straight and criss-crossed lashes creating outstanding length and volume. Hand-crafted to fit all types of eyes, this piece is perfect for lash lovers and nightwear.

huda beauty scarlette  copy
huda beauty scarlette copy
huda beauty scarlette  copy
huda beauty scarlette copy

Claudia and Giselle were one of the initial lashes I had ever purchased.

Claudia – Light and feathery, those natural-looking lashes are subtly criss-crossed to bring a smoky effect to the lash line, adding intensity to most make-up looks. Ideal for beginners and regular users looking for a sophisticated yet natural result.

Giselle – Very natural in style and light in volume, those lashes are ideal for beginners looking to create a subtle statement and defining their lash line. Gorgeous on their own, they are also perfect for stacking with any other style for maximum, after-hours effect.

 

 

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life

As all of you may know about the struggle I face with my skin and my acne . With Acne and acne products come dry skin . I’ve always struggled to find a moisturiser that will NOT break me out . A little bit of background on my skin, Ive suffered from acne since I was 13 years old. My Acne grew from teenage acne to adult acne. There isnt a single brand of “Acne Product”  that I have NOT tried. Trust me , Ive tried it all.

A little while ago , a brand called Breathe had contacted me to try their products out . At that time , I wasn’t suffering from MUCH acne. My main area of concern was Acne scars and dry skin that comes with using harsh products to keep my sebum gland under control.

The brand promised me one things, that their products will change  my life forever and it DID. Especially curing my dry skin issue.

They gave me 4 products –

  1.  Purifying cream
  2. Purifying cleansing gel
  3. Softening lotion
  4. Clay and Aloe juice mask

 

The Purifying cream- As you may see, I have completely used this product. I have religiously used this for about a month and my dryness has almost gone .

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe purifying cream

 

Purifying cleansing gel

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe Purifying cleanser

 

Softening lotion

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Breathe Softening lotion

 

Clay and Aloe juice mask- Unlike all the other Clay masks, this one due it Aloe juice did not dry out my skin.

Breathe skin therapy- Skin care treatment that will change your life
Clay and Aloe juice Mask

 

You can buy them from their website .

 

Even though I did receive the products for free,this is not a paid review. All my views are my own.

Yon Ka Facial Treatment

yonka facial treatment
yonka facial treatment

Recently I was invited by Queens Beauty Lounge to review their Yon Ka Facial Treatment. The treatment claimed to purify skin and give it a toned complexion . And that is what it did.

The entire process lasted for 75 minutes after which I left the saloon with clean , perfectly balanced skin.  The moment i got home , my husband complemented me on how my complexion looked . Keep in mind that my husband DOES NOT notice anything , he is one of those people who cannot make a difference at how my skin looks unless something drastic happens to  it. So I guess he noticing a difference meant that the  Yon Ka Facial treatment did something.

The facial not only clears up your skin , it completely relaxes you aswell. Its a Spa- Facial treatment.  The good thing about this facial is that it can be customized for any age and skin type.  My skin is dehydrated combination skin . The lady at the center used 5 Quintessence essential oils to purify my skin.

 

In a nutshell, these are the Essential steps of your Yon-Ka treatment:

– Aromatic compress

– 2 warm mists with 5 essentials oils

– Plant-based soft gel peel

– Peeling

– Gentle elimination of blackheads

– Relaxing massage of the face,neck and decollete

– Eye contour mask

– Purifying mask with aromatic compress for face and neck

– Aromatic freshness awakening

 

I highly recommend this treatment for someone who is lacking that GLOW. Its a perfect pre-function treatment .

Queens beauty lounge is located in JLt, Cluster Y. Website – www.queensbeautylounge.com

 

 

How to get Makeup out of Clothes 

Its always devastating to see a makeup stain on your favorite T-shirt, especially when you are being careful while wearing or removing that piece of clothing . Its happened to me countless number of times. Also There is nothing worse than smearing makeup on your boyfriends T shirt when you lean to give them a hug ( In my case its my husband). But we’ve all been there. Its through trial and error that I’ve complied a few steps on how to get makeup out of clothes.

How to remove makeup on clothes
How to remove makeup on clothes

Lipstick and Foundation: Because lipstick is oil-based and so are certain foundations, using an oil based cleaner will help to remove the stain. I usually spot treat the stain with a  dish washing liquid like the Fairy and olay dish washing liquid. Gently rub a drop of the soap onto the stain and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, use a clean cloth towel to rub the soap into the stain in a circular motion from the outer edges towards the middle. Finish by dabbing the section of fabric clean with a dry towel, and if the stain isn’t completely removed, repeat the process as necessary.

How to remove makeup on clothes
How to remove makeup on clothes

Powder Foundation/ Powder eyeshadows and Powder blush – For a powder stain, I usually mix a few drops of liquid detergent and water and I apply it to the stain . Gently rub it with your fingers in a clock and anti clockwise direction. It usually removes the stain without any hassle.

Mascara ( water proof and otherwise) – Apply vanish on the stain and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Then you can use the liquid detergent and water mix.

 

DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips

Ever wanted to get rid of those pesky little nasty blackheads ? I’m guessing YES. Here are some DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips that will make your life easy. But, before we jump right in, we need to understand the difference between blackheads and whiteheads . ( Most of the time the treatment for both are the same – MOST OF THE TIME)

 

DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips
DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks & Tips

 

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Here are some easy at home remedies that actually work

  1. The wonder ingredient – LEMON. Apart from helping in blackheads, lemon also help in brightening the skin.
DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips
diy-blackhead-removal-hacks

2. The Toothbrush trick –

 

DIY Blackhead Removal Hacks and Tips
diy-blackhead-removal-hacks

REVERSE SHAMPOOING 

Shampooing after you condition . Sounds weird right ? Reverse washing is something that that everyone (well not everyone) has been embracing lately.  I have been doing this for a week and my hair looks better than ever.  A little insight of what my hair type is. My scalp is super oily whereas my strands are super dry . This technique has worked wonderfully .

 

REVERSE SHAMPOOING
REVERSE SHAMPOOING

Shampooing at the end ensure that your hair doesn’t weigh down due to excess moisture.  The technique is particularly effective for people with finer hair, since it leaves your hair shiny and voluminous.

There are a few things that need to be kept in mind .

  1. Always make sure that your hair is completely wet before applying the conditioner . Not doing so will make it difficult for you to distribute the conditioner through out the hair . Never apply conditioner to your roots .
  2. After you apply your conditioner, leave it in for the regular amount of time that you would normally use.
  3. This step is crucial , NEVER RINSE off the conditioner .  If you rinse your conditioner out and THEN apply shampoo, you’re very likely going to end up with dry, brittle, tangled hair. Use your shampoo to remove your conditioner.

By doing this I find that my hair is a lot less tangled and a lot more bouncier than when I shampoo the traditional way.

 

Morning Routine

 

I read somewhere that drinking lemon, ginger and honey juice mixed with some water everyday in the morning improved the quality of your skin.  I had decided to give it a try. I followed this regiment religiously for a period of 2 weeks during which I had seen a considerable difference in the appearance of my skin .

Stopping this routine was the biggest  mistake of my life. I still don’t know why I’d stopped drinking this miracle juice. My skin had lost its charm, it became dull and just blah.

Now that I’ve realised my mistake, I have decided to pinpoint the benefits of this juice.

 

Do give it a try and let me know what you think.

Ginger lemon and honey juice
Ginger lemon and honey juice

 

 

Here are so e benefits of drinking lemon juice every morning

1. It clears the skin

2. Boosts your immune system

3. Aids indigestion

4. Energises you

5. Helps in weigh loss

Ginger on the other hand helps in digestion as well, helps in treating morning sickness . Whereas Honey is a natural exfoliator which brings out the natural radiance in your skin.

This this is something I swear by and I recommend you guys to try it out , unless you are allergic to something .

Have a lovely day

xoxoxo

Kate Middleton’s Beauty Secret

 

Bee Venom Facial
Bee Venom Facial

 

Kate Middleton’s Beauty Secret is Bee Vemon Facial. Yes! You read it right. Bee Venom Facial. The Duchess of Cambridge has been using Bee Venom to keep her skin flawless and even, ever since it was recommended to her by her stepmother-in-law Camilla.

This facial is a big hit among A-listers including Victoria Beckham and Kylie Minogue.

The venom used in facial is extracted using a small metal plate which is placed inside the hive. It carries a very small electrical charge that doesn’t harm the bee but makes it feel threatened so it releases venom.

The plate is hard so the bee retains its sting and survives, unlike when they sting a soft-bodied animal like us. The venom is then scraped off to be used in beauty products.

The secret ingredient is used to fool the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung. This causes the body to direct blood towards the area and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

Collagen strengthens body tissue, while elastin is the protein that helps the skin to remain taught. The idea is that your skin will look fresher, younger and tighter almost immediately.

Dubbed the ‘natural botox’ it is a treatment I would definitely recommend and it is the only treatment I have had that has made an instant difference to the appearance of my skin

 

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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