Monthly Archives: May 2013

#CelebNewsCrush: Calvin Klein Fragances announces actress ROONEY MARA as the face of their new fragrance “Downtown Calvin Klein”

Calvin Klein Fragrances  yesterday announced that Academy Award® nominated actress Rooney Mara will be featured in the new worldwide advertising campaign for the brand’s latest women’s fragrance, DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein, which will debut in October 2013.

The DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein advertising campaign depicts authentic individuality through a cinematic portrayal of a confident, urban woman.

World-renowned director David Fincher created the black-and-white television campaign, which tells the story of a young woman living in her own world, breaking away from the ‘expected.’ Set in New York City, the short film portrays the multi-faceted life of a globally recognizable actress who always remains true to herself.

The DOWNTOWN Calvin Klein fragrance balances feminine woods with soft floral notes that make it confident and modern with a unique signature and an unexpected edge.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of them :)! Out in October.

The Independent Filmmaker Project, Calvin Klein Collection and euphoria Calvin Klein Honor Women in Independent Film at the 66th Festival de Cannes L’Ecrin, Bd de La Croisette, Port Pierre Canto

Photo (c) 2013 Michael Bowles

Check out Calvin Klein’s Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @calvinklein!

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#BeautyCrush: This IS Summer, by Clinique

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge Clinique products fan! I used their 3-steps skin care products in the past but stopped when I discovered Dermalogica.

But after reading many a raving review about their new CC Cream, I decided to do a little research and come up with a list of 3-4 items from Clinique I’d like to try over the Summer.

Funnily enough, I had my work cut-out for me when I stumbled upon their Summer Essentials feature! I shall be sure to get each of these  before I go on holidays!!

Check them out:

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Clinique Summer Essentials (image via Clinique.com)

 

  • Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 25
  • Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes
  • Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
  • Clinique Happy Summer Spray

I am particularly excited to try Clinique‘s famous ‘Chubby Sticks‘ so will be sure to write a post on them soon :).

Now I just gotta wait until I actually do jet off on holidays… another 10 weeks to go!

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Honey & Lemon Mask

#DIYBeautyCrush: Honey & Lemon Face mask

I love this at-hone, all-natural face mask recipe! This one is the easiest to whip up in your kitchen and is both effective and non-abrasive for your skin!

Perfect for a radiant, healthy, glowing skin that’s free of imperfections!

Honey is known to contain natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. This is why honey is frequently used in teas to help cure a sore throat. The honey will assist you in healing blemishes and reducing red, inflamed pimples.

Lemon contains fruit acids that help lighten and brighten your skin. This will improve the appearance of sun spots, discoloration, or dullness in your skin.

Honey & Lemon mask recipe

Ingredients

1/2 Organic Lemon (Juice)

2 Tbsp. Honey

Instructions

1. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 Lemon  into a small bowl. Make sure to remove any seeds.

2. Add 2 tbsp. of honey into the lemon juice, and stir together thoroughly.

3. Apply the Honey Lemon Mask to your clean face, and leave on for 15 minutes.

4. Wash your face thoroughly with warm water, followed by a splash of cool water.

Enjoy!

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#BeautyCrush: How I made my own Lush Fresh Face Mask

I’m sure most of you know of Lush, the ‘natural’ handmade beauty products. Well, talk about handmade, I got invited to their store in The Dubai Mall yesterday and actually got to make one of their fresh face masks!!

I chose the clarifying ‘Cup Cake Mask‘ which is really good in soothing the skin & getting rid of those impurities.

The recipe:

1. Linseed infusion

2. Glycerine

3. Cocoa powder (clarifying)

4. Rhassoul mud (which absorbs excess oil)

5. Fresh mint (for clearer & brighter skin)

6. Cocoa butter (to softens the skin)

6. Sandalwood oil to soothe & calm redness

Mix the whole lot and off you go! The mask has to be refrigerated and can only be kept for 3 weeks.

Apply the mixture on a clean skin, leave-on for 10 mins and rinse off for a clearer, brighter skin!

Oh and it smells gorgeous enough to eat (but don’t!)!!

These truly are handmade on a daily basis.

Lush Fresh Face "Cup Cake" Mask - AED45 for 75g

Lush Fresh Face “Cup Cake” Mask – AED45 for 75g

Whilst I was there, I bought myself a few treats which I’ll be sure to try out and review!

I selected the Porridge Soap which gently exfoliates the skin AND smells delicious, the Pop Corn Lip Scrub made of coconut and jojoba oils, sugar, sea salt and polenta which are the perfect mix to buff your lips to perfection and leave them smooth & moisturised and finally the amazing Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.

Time to go try these little gems!!

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VIVA

#Event Crush: The 2013 VIVA Beauty Awards Winners

What a fabulous & glamorous night this was!! I thoroughly enjoyed this evening of beauty, glitter & sparkles!

For those of you who may not have followed my live-tweeting the Awards results, here is a round up of the 2013 VIVA Beauty Awards Winners!

Mass Market Products Awards Winners

  • Best Anti-Ageing Product: L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10
  • Best Body Product: Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow
  • Best Face Moisturiser: Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream
  • Best Foundation: Bourjois Radiance Healthy Mix
  • Best Hair Product: Dove Hair Therapy Oil Deep Nourishing Mask
  • Best Lipstick/Gloss: Bourjois BB Gloss 5 in 1
  • Best Mascara: L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes
  • Best Nail Varnish: Bourjois SO Laque Glossy(check my review here)
  • Best Perfume: Eau de Lacoste
  • Best Cult Product: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
  • Best Hair Salon: Pastels Salon

Prestige Market Products  Awards Winners:

  • Best Anti-Ageing Product: Chanel Sublimage La Creme
  • Best Body Product: Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
  • Best Face Moisturiser: Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream
  • Best Foundation: Diorskin Nude Foundation
  • Best Hair Product: Kerastase Elixir Oil
  • Best Lipstick/Gloss: Chanel Rouge Allure
  • Best Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Mascara
  • Best Nail Varnish: Chanel Vernis Nail Colour
  • Best Perfume: Gucci Premiere
  • Best Cult Product: Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

VIVA Magazine Editor’s Choice Award: Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara

Looking glam with fellow blogger Maryam Esan @StyleMEjournal and the lovely Julia Purcaru from Tish Tash PR

Looking glam with fellow blogger Maryam Esan @StyleMEjournal and the lovely Julia Purcaru from Tish Tash PR

Maryam Esan & I!

Maryam Esan & I!

Most FABULOUS goodie bag EVER!!

Most FABULOUS goodie bag EVER!!

 

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