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Giveaway : Makeup Classes at DHD Beauty School, Dubai!

Hey guys,

I am so excited to team up with DHD Beauty School in Dubai, to give away makeup classes to TWO winners!. Each winner will win an admission each in a public group class. A class is 3 hours long and held at DHD Beauty School’s bright and spacious private classroom/studio.

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The group classes are for seven women, to learn how to master the art of make-up on themselves. Taught by their own master trainer Dahlia, these small, intimate classes allow for a relaxed, and personalized teaching experience. These classes normally cost AED 450 per person.

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How these classes works usually is, people put down their names on DHD’s public class registry form, and when they get seven names on the list who all has the same learning outcome goal, from three options, they host a class.

Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win this amazing opportunity to learn from the best!. Onto the giveaway details :

● There are 3 mandatory entries to enter this giveaway. Complete that and then do the rest of the entries for more chances to win.

● Giveaway is open to UAE residents only, because, well obviously the classes are being held in Dubai.

● There are three class options, to learn- Everyday daytime make-up, Glam evening make-up & Bridal make-up. Since each winner will go into two separate classes, I am going to let the first winner (whom I’ll choose randomly using Rafflecopter) decide which class she wishes to take. Then the second winner will choose a class out of the remaining two options.

● Giveaway will end on June 8th, 2017.

● Winners will be contacted via email by June 10th & also announced on the blog.

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If you have any doubts at all, just ask in the comments below. Good luck!

Here are some more details about DHD Beauty School’s classes, that you might wish to know :

Participants are encouraged to bring their own kits for evaluation (to be able to recreate the look at home) but also to use DHD’s professional kit to try new products and tools as well. They are based in Barsha Dubai. They also hold private makeup classes whereby a group of seven women can book a session together at a cost of AED 3000. This would be a fun and unique idea for a bridal shower, hen party, bacherolette party, birthday party, baby shower or just a casual girls day out. Decorations and catering are available on request.

Definitely check out DHD Beauty’s website for more information and share this giveaway with your friends right now, because it’s a great opportunity!.

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Review : Spinz BB Talc!

Hey guys,

All of you are familiar with BB creams. They are everywhere. However, recently, I saw a different variation of the BB concept – a BB talcum powder!. BB here, stands for ‘Brightening & Beauty’.

Spinz BB Talc

It’s by the brand Spinz. This powder gives an instant glow to the skin. As it says on the tin, it does cover spots and blemishes, to an extend. It’s perfect to get rid of that undesirable oiliness that forms on the face, on a hot, humid day. The powder is very similar to powder foundation, but has an orangeish color and is very fine in texture.

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I found this in Lulu Mall, Edappalli, Kerala. It’s hard to find it anywhere else. I definitely recommend it. Spinz has different types of powder talcs, that are easily available everywhere. However, this one is found only in Lulu, as far as I know.

Price : Rs 75 (Approx AED 4.25) for a 100 gms pack.

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iHerb shopping discount code for you..♥

Hello friends,

Starting now, until Jan 31st, type in the code PROMOJAN in the check out page, to get $5 off your order on iHerb.

iHerb offers the world’s best value for over 35,000 brand name natural products and reduced shipping rates. All orders are shipped from their GMP certified, air-conditioned warehouses in California and Kentucky, USA. They ship worldwide and to UAE, it reaches in 3 – 4 days via DHL. Be it makeup, skincare, grocery, sports supplements, essential oils, whatever you need, they’ve got it.. Do check it out..

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Review : SKIN79 Wonder Fix Brush Eyeliner!

Hey guys,

Skin79 is a Korean brand. Known for their innovative products, this one definitely attracted me because of the precise application that it promised. I am not disappointed at all. More about it :

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It’s brush is super pointy yet soft and flexible enough to create a modulable thickness while getting in the inner corner of the eye really well. The color that I got is #2 Brown. It looks great against my black pupils. The liner reminds me of a marker. The color payoff is good and it can be build up to be darker. Also, when shaken, something moves back and forth, inside and reminds me much of how a white ink pen works. This liner definitely is a fool proof way to achieve THE most perfect winged eyeliner look..

Wonder Fix brush eyeliner

I bought this from Glambox Middle East’s online e-shop. I would have linked you the Buy link however unfortunately their e-shop has closed since Oct ’16. I purchased this in Sep.

Price : AED 65 (Approx $17.79) for 0.5gms.

If you are looking for a drugstore dupe for this, definitely try out Physicians Formula’s Eye Definer Felt Tip Eye Marker which I’ve reviewed here. It’s price is $7.25 (Approx AED 26.63) & is 0.8 gms.

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Shopping deal : EcoTools brush set!

Hiya makeup lovers,

A quick note to let you know that the Four-Piece Beautiful Complexion Set by crueltyfree brand, EcoTools, worth $20 (Approx AED 73.46) is now on sale for only $8.95 (Approx AED 32.87). Offer valid from now until Oct 10th, 9 PM (UAE time). Ships worldwide from US. To UAE, it ships in about 3 days.

EcoTools complexion set

The Beautiful Complexion Set includes all four brushes from the EcoTools Complexion Collection. All brushes in the set are dermatologist tested and are made with soft, cruelty-free bristles, recycled aluminum ferrules and sleek bamboo handles.

● Beautifully soft to reduce shineHelp reduce oil and shine for a fresh look that lasts all day with the Mattifying Finish Brush.

● Beautifully soft for an even skin tone – Boost the benefits of your BB/CC cream and tinted moisturizer with the Skin Perfecting Brush.Beautifully Soft for under eye coverage.

● Smooth and reduce appearance of fine lines and under eye circles with the Eye Perfecting Brush

● Beautifully Soft for spot coverage – Precisely target imperfections for an even, radiant finish with the Correcting Concealer Brush.

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Guest post : Bridal Beauty Trends 2016!

Hi guys,

My name is Miranda, and I am a professional hairstylist based in New York. I have been in the fashion industry for the past 10 years and have been graced to work with the some of the top ranking professionals in the field. For the latest information on hair styling trends 2016, tips and more, check out my Hair straightener reviews.

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The wedding day is the most cherished occasion of any girl’s life as she desires to look her exceptional best on her big day to get incredible accolades and lifelong memories. In this article,  we’ll look at the latest bridal beauty trends for all those beauties who are going to get their wedding bells rung soon. These bridal beauty trends are highly innovative yet trendy as they serve to create a magnificent look for your D-day.

A bride needs to choose the best wedding gown, makeup and hair accessories to achieve perfect glow that draws all eyes on her. However, an even greater need is about having clear skin that is ready to show the enigmatic diva in you to make the event memorable.

Natural Look with Minimal Makeup

One of the most prominent trends of the year 2016 for the brides is to opt for a natural look that is accompanied with minimal makeup like a light colored foundation along with a glow on the cheeks complimented with a natural shade of lipstick. To achieve this look, one needs skin that is well moisturized and has the slightest foundation to cover up any spot or blemish in a single stroke. Moreover, the application of a natural color blush would enhance the glow to the skin with a light shaded lipstick. This light makeup work will ensure that you look simply beautiful.

Use the Highlighter to Get Glowing Skin

Another latest bridal makeup trend is the use of a highlighter stick that helps to get the glowing and not the undesired shiny look. It is intended to provide the dewy look that provides the amazing glow and shimmer to make your face naturally brightens up to enhance your looks. It is required to be applied to the apple of the cheeks, under the eyebrow and the inner corner of the eyes to provide the stunning looks that make you look mesmerizing, so get ready to try this look with remarkable perfection.

Enhance Your Looks with a Lip Gloss

Yes, you can increase your charm and classic look with the use of a lip gloss on your wedding day to get the desired look, but it should be applied carefully to avoid the messy look. All you need to do is to use a lip balm on your lips and choose a light colored lipstick of your choice and add a subtle layer of lip gloss to make you look perfectly flawless. Make sure that you don’t spoil your looks with the incorrect application of a lip-gloss as even the slightest faulty application can ruin your look.

Get Your Desired Looks with Pink Lipstick

Another latest trend of the bridal makeup for 2016 is the use of a pink lipstick accompanied with the use of winged eyeliner along with the added charm of rosy cheeks to create the magnificent look that is certainly going to make you look classy.

Brown Makeup for Eyes

The brown makeup for eyes is a real winner when it comes to the idea of getting the perfect natural look. In fact, you can use the Mac brown eyeshadow that should be enhanced with the use of brown eyeliner and no need to use mascara to get the classy look for your D-day. Moreover, you can use a light colored foundation and natural lipstick to get your preferred look with ease and perfection.

Conclusion

On a whole, check out these simple tips to make your wedding day the most memorable one by picking the nice gown and perfect accessories accompanied with a natural makeup tone that would make you look like a real diva. So, stay happy and stay stylish with the right makeup!

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Note: I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Shopping deal – Real Techniques, EcoTools & more!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to inform you about a shopping deal. From now until Sep 28th, Real Techniques, EcoTools, Acure Organics & Now Foods will have a 10% discount on their entire selection of products.

If you wish to stock up on makeup brushes and accessories, click on the images below to head on to the site.

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If you are looking for skincare products and more, check out the below links.

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The site, though US based, do ship worldwide. So definitely don’t miss out 🙂

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Bourjois wishes you a beautiful Mother’s Day!

Check out Bourjois’ Mother’s Day Collection: –

● Rouge Edition Velvet – Cool Brown n°17 – AED79 / SAR79

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● Smoky Stories – Sau-mondaine n°12 – AED81 / SAR77

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● Blush Little Round Pot Rose Ambre – 63 AED / 58 SAR

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Point Of Sale :Wojooh, www.wojooh.com, Lifestyle, MAX and Boots.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Review : August Glambox 2015!

Hey guys!

Pretty late, but here are my thoughts about August 2015’s Glambox :

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1) Oil Control Water Cushion by The Face Shop – Cushion is the next generation makeup!. This product is definitely so unique. This is not just any ordinary makeup, it is actually 80% makeup and 20% skincare!. As the name itself states, this is a foundation that ultimately serves the purpose of controlling oil. Being one with Normal / Dry skin, this isn’t a product for me. However, for the sake of this review, I tried it 🙂

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First things first, we just cannot skip the beautiful compact it comes in!. It’s a piece of beauty. There is a small button on the side, which when pressed releases a clasp and let’s you open the lid. There is a lovely mirror and you can see a thick yet soft sponge with The Face Shop written on it kept on a secondary lid. Once you lift that lid, you can see the MicroFoam cushion that holds the makeup. It has a lovely texture and is amazingly soft. When you press your finger or the sponge into it, it dispenses just the right amount of foundation and avoids any wastage.

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Even though the sponge looks dark, the product is pretty light colored (This might not show well in the pic I clicked). As far as I know, this comes in two shades and I got the lighter one in my box. It’s V201 Apricot Beige. It’s a pale shade.

Now on to my experience with it : It has a lovely, light and pleasant smell. It goes on easily on the skin. It’s texture is very light and feels fresh. It is definitely long lasting since it’s waterproof. I sweated through it and still it didn’t budge from my face. It has SPF 50+ which is great. Other than the fact that it’s an extremely light shade for me, it has a touch of blue tint and I felt it’s because of the SPF in it. It reminded me of the bluish tint I got from a sunscreen I used to use in the past. This product gives a smudge free, even coverage. You kind of need to work fast with it since once applied it doesn’t budge at all. Also, I felt it gives light to medium coverage. It gives a matte finish which is great for those with oily skin. This is definitely not a product for those with dry skin but since I tried it on, I gotta write about it and it is that this foundation settles into any dry spot you have on your face. It enhances that dry patch you just might be trying to cover up. So, my final verdict : A great product, probably a must have, for those with oily skin 🙂

This is the only full sized product in the box. It contains 15 gms and costs AED 120. Not just that, but the box also contains a refill that’s also 15gms!!. What a great value.. If this is your shade and you are oily skinned, you are good to go for a long time!. Refill is easy to use. You can simply pop the empty pan off from the compact and simply pop in the refill pack.

2) L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Cream – This is a product that I have tried before, when my brother bought it, but never owned one myself. So, I am glad I got this one in this box. This cream is one that can replace the usage of oil. It provides absolute nutrition for dry hair, which is perfect for me.

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This is a very versatile product. It can be used :

● before bathing – (just like an oil) and then you can use shampoo
● during bath – simply apply on shampooed hair and rinse.
● After bath – Apply on wet or dry hair for a smooth look.

I use the third method, on dry hair. It’s non oily texture is wonderful to work with. It instantly gives a beautiful, healthy shine to the hair. It has a creamy texture that is of medium consistency and is white in color.

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I am loving this product and this is definitely one item that I would purchase a full size of, once this deluxe sample gets over. The sample in the box contains 125 ml. It’s full size version (200 ml) costs AED 25.

3) Wild Turmeric Gentle Clarifying face wash by VLCC – It’s my first time trying this product. It claims to cleanse, protect and moisturize skin. It contains Wild Turmeric extracts, Arjuna Bark extracts and Pure Honey. It has the look and texture of honey actually. It’s of medium consistency. A little goes a long way and it thoroughly cleanses the face removing all impurities and revealing healthy, soft skin. It isn’t drying at all. I quite love it. I am not a fan of it’s scent though. It smells like soap and turmeric mixed together. However, it is a soap free cleanser.

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The sample in the box came in a little tube containing 15 ml. It’s full size version (150 ml) costs AED 23.

4) FlowerByKenzo L’Elixir perfume sample – This perfume by Kenzo smells light, pleasant and refreshing. The main notes that I get on first whiff are orange blossom and rose with a mild note of raspberry. I am in love with the miniature bottle it comes in!. It’s tall, dark red in color and has a golden flower on it. It’s a gorgeous smell and one I would like to own a full size of one day.

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The sample in the box has 4 ml and it’s full sized version (100 ml) costs AED 420.

Vouchers

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The box came with 2 vouchers and 2 leaflets. First leaflet contains information about The Face Shop’s Cushion makeup and the second one has information about iSpa.

AED 50 Gift card to iSpa – This card can be used towards any iSpa service on a minimum spend of AED 150. Visit their site to see their service menu. The iSpa girls can even come to your home and do home service, which is very convenient!.

Voucher to Cryo – A 20% discount off all CRYO treatments at CryoHealth, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Visit their site to know more.

You guys know a Glambox subscription costs AED 71 per month. Look at the value of everything in this box!. It exceeds the actual price of the box. Look at the three subscription options and subscribe to Glambox today itself!. Overall, am impressed with August’s Glambox. It has the right mixture of makeup, haircare, skincare and a perfume sample too ♡

Stand a chance to win November’s Glambox or a random Glambox as part of my birthday giveaway!. Ends November 12th, 2015. Enter here.

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Note: This Glambox was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

Master The Art of Make-Up At The Lipstick Make Up Institute, Dubai!

Newly Opened in Dubai’s Media City, The Lipstick Make Up Institute offers a Distinct Range of Professional Make-up Courses from Bridal to Catwalk and Arabic to Bollywood

The Lipstick Make Up Institute, nestled in the heart of Media City has opened its doors to all make-up enthusiasts ihe UAE; offering  comprehensive course programmes aimed at producing creative and unique make-up professionals.

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Founded by professional photographer and industry expert Yasmin Hussain, The Lipstick Make Up Institute forms the sister company to successful photography studio – YH Studios. Formed to represent the connection between media and make-up in a stylish, fashionable and unique way; the institute boasts unparralled choices for those wishing to launch careers in make-up artistry or beauty fans looking to enhance their knowledge of the industry.

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Working alongside Yasmin, is master make-up professional and make-up educator Livia Rideg, both artists have over 25 years’ experience in the industry and have translated their expertise into a series of workshops. The classes will showcase the most effective application techniques, whilst also educating students to be precise, quick and practical in order to maximize the experience and gain confidence in the industry.

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Livia’s illustrious career has seen her work with fashion designers, celebrities and professional models across the globe, her unique style, touch and creativity sets her apart in the world of make-up.  

“Liv’s work is her self-expression, she inspires, encourages and brings out the true beauty of the people she is working with, bringing experience and influences from many cultures and styles to her work and teaching.” Elise Fesicha – Make-Up Artist

Supported exclusively by Kryolan one of the primary professional make-up brands in the world, supplying the Film, Theatre and Television Industries for over sixty years, students will acquire product knowledge in all mediums including Stage, Theatre, TV, Beauty, Fashion and Catwalk make-up. 

Upon completion, each will be armed and qualified to enter into the world of Media and Fashion and become freelancers in any of these fields. An International Diploma comes with completion of the Platinum Make-Up Course whilst internationally recognized certificates are awarded at the completion of the other available courses.

The Lipstick Makeup Institute offers 13 pioneering courses including;
–     Platinum Diploma Media Makeup Course                           
–     Gold Media Makeup Course                                                    
–     Silver Makeup Course                                                              
–     Bronze Makeup Course
–     Arabic Makeup Course  
–     Self-Makeup Application Course
–     Smokey Eye Makeup Course                                                  
–     Bridal Makeup Course                                                               
–     Stage or Catwalk Course                                                           
–     Red Carpet Makeup Course                                                       
–     Creative Makeup Course                                                           
–     Bollywood Makeup Course                                                        
–     Exclusive Master Class

For more information on each of the course programmes visit www.thelipstickmakeup.institute/

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