Monthly Archives: August 2014

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#LingerieCrush: Passionata ‘Play with Me’ Fall/Winter 14 Collection Top Picks

Ouh la la! Have you guys checked out Passionata’s A/W14 Collection?! Well let me tell you it is one hot hot hot one!

French lingerie brand Passionata is definitely raising that heat up with a sexy yet sophisticated range of lingerie & loungewear sets.

I went through their look-book and had the urge to share my top picks with you guys!

This one below is called ‘Crush on You‘ (love the name!!). Super feminine. Love the lacey details…. Total crush indeed!

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This one is the ‘Fairy Night‘….  Again, that colour?! On a tanned skin?! Do I need to say more?

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And easier, day to day set is the ‘Love Mood‘. I never worn anything so… blue but this one just converted me!

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And for those very special occasions, the sexiest of them all, the ‘Miss Coquette‘. Mega hot.

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Check out them out on Instagram too!

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#CompetitionCrush: A ‘Beauty First Aid GlamBox’ is up for grabs!!

As you may know, the August GlamBox is a ‘Beauty First Aid‘ special which contains handpicked products to help you Glamistas solve your most common beauty dilemmas!

Wanna win one?!! Yes? Well then read on to find out how:

Email your answer to the following question to

Question: What is the biggest beauty dilemma you face in the UAE?

a) Oily skin

b) Sun sensitivity

c) Maintaining perfect nails

d) Other.

If other, specify ____

Don’t forget to mention my blog name in your email: The Glam Crush Chronicle :)

Deadline for this activity is August 25th. Winner will be announced on August 26th!

Good luck my lovelies!


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#BeautyCrush: Eyelash Extensions

You may have read a couple of tweets when I got my Eyelash Extensions done a couple of weeks ago…. I got a little Groupon vouchers and thought it’d be the prefect opportunity to try them out… I liked the idea of not having to wear any mascara during my holidays!

So off I went to the Senses Salon in JLT, armed with my vouchers and the hope of fuller, more dramatic, glamorous lashes.

I was very warmly welcomed and the process was explained clearly. The technician then took me into a cabin and proceed to apply the lashes, one by one. The whole thing took about 1h30. Went I first looked into the mirror I just went WOW!! I wanted dramatic, well I got dramatic! Must admit it took me a couple of days to get used to it but once I did I absolutely LOVED it!!

2 and half weeks in, I love them even more (they are supposed to last about 3-4 weeks). I did loose a few here & there, but that’s fine cos it actually give me a more natural look. I actually think I’ll ask them to only apply a few here and there next time to keep it a bit more ‘natural’.

I’ve not worn mascara on my top lashes since then which is cool. I only apply a little to my bottom lashes to balance things out. I do sometimes take an old mascara brush and apply a little hairspray to keep them separated and in place but that’s about it.

The only downside? You can’t quite wet your eyes so I’ve had to wash my hair separately, make sure I don’t apply water to my eyes when cleansing my face… but other than that, they are super duper easy to maintain and I got LOADS of compliments!

Check out this great article on the ‘Do’s & Don’ts of Eyelash Extensions’ for more info:

You’ve gotta forgive me for the lack of ‘proper’ photos!

I took a little selfie on my way to the salon and another afterwards and I admit they are not the best ones. It’ll still give you an idea of the before and after results though….

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I highly recommend Senses Salon! The girls there are so lovely. The Groupon I got was for AED99 for a full set and I’m pretty sure they’ll do more offers so keep an eye out! If you have any questions let me know in the comments section….


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#MakeUpCrush: A little KIKO haul

I know it’s been a while! If you’ve seen my recent tweets or recent posts you’ll know I’m currently on holidays back home in the South of France and I took a much much needed tech break.

I didn’t however take a shopping break. Much to the contrary! I’ve been haulin’ a little and my first stop HAD to be the KIKO store in Beziers. I discovered the brand last year when I purchased 2 of their Long Lasting Eye Shadow Crayons and just had to explore a bit more.

So, here is a break down of what took my fancy:

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Water Eyeshadow in Sepia – very similar formula than the new Nars eyeshadows for a fraction of the price! I absolutely love love that one! You can apply it dry or with a wet brush for for a longer-lasting/ deeper effect. The colour Sepia is a rich browny-taupe colour which works super well with my complexion. Been applying all over the lid. Easy-peasy. It did crease a little bit at the end of the day but when I used my Sephora eye shadow primer underneath it didn’t bulge!

Glamorous Eye Pencil in Gold – was looking for a golden eye pencil to use in the tear-duck are to open up / brighten up my eyes and found this one which is perfect! Lasts quite a while too which is amazing!

Make-Up Fixer – been meaning to get a make-up fixer for a some time and thought to look at different options before investing in one of the more expensive brands (Urban Decay – Clarins). I am so so glad I waited and got this number instead! It actually works pretty well and at EUR7.90 it’s a total bargain too!! Sprayed all over the finished make-up, it then lasts all day without fail!

Face & Body Brush – Not sure how often I’ll use this one but for the Summer I thought it would be great to invest in a big fluffy brush to apply a little bronzer all over my face and onto my collar bone/shoulders. Got this one for EUR16.90 and it’s quite a big one so again, a bargain.

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3D Instant Volume Lipgloss in Cherry Red– OMG! I love this colour! This gloss is super pigmented AND has an amazing texture which pumps up your lips and make them look gorgeous. It lasts for ever too and doesn’t stick so a massive thumb up for this product! Very similar in formula to the Nars lipgloss…. will Instagram a look with it :)

Right so that’s it for my KIKO haul I guess! I did buy a few more beauty bits which I’ll share in another post in the next few days so stay tuned!

Until then…

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