Monthly Archives: December 2014

#MakeUpCrush: It’s all about that base!

As you will have guessed from this post’s title, today we’re talking ‘bases’! A subject I’ve never blogged about actually…. I do love make up and wear quite a bit (most days) BUT up until recently, I never really found MY perfect base + foundation combo! Yep, took me a while and a lot of trial & errors but I finally got not one, but two combos I really really enjoy wearing! One for a more daytime/light coverage look and another for evening/medium coverage one.

Let me remind you a little bit about my skin. I do have a pretty even tone although I have a few little acne scars so don’t really go for anything that’s heavy as I can get away with light to medium coverage. My skin is also on the combinations/oily side and can get a little dehydrated when I’m tired or stressed out.

With that in mind, I look for something that’s kind of matte but not too matte and a base that’ll keep my T-zone from going all disco ball shine by mid-day. And I did!

Daytime Look

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I absolutely love love love the new Sephora Pore & Fine Line Filler as a base! It does blur all of my larger pores (around the nose & cheeks areas) and fill up those little dehydration lines I have on my forehead… I don’t really have any other lines or wrinkles so this one’s perfect.

It also adds a bit of a mattifying effect and allows for my beloved DiorSkin Nude BB Cream to glide on and seat perfectly for a whole day! I use the shade ‘medium’.

I usually apply my BB cream with the Inglot Pro Blending Sponge (here) which is fab!

Evening Look

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On those occasions when I need a little more coverage or I’m attending/hosting an event and need to look my best, I reach for the amazing Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet which I discovered this year and have loved ever since! I use shade 40-beige. The application is so so easy with a blender or a buffing brush and it lasts and lasts and lasts, especially when applied over a thin layer of this amazing oil-free primer: Smashbox Photo Finish. I got a sample of it when I last visited Sephora in France and I’m so glad I did cos it’s dope!! Keeps ‘the’ T-zone shine free for hours and creates a smooth canvas… the perfect pair!

So there you have it! What are your perfect primer + foundation/BB combos?! Let me know!

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#TreatmentCrush: Diamond Magnetic Treatment at The Spa, The Address Downtown

OK so this treatment is literally out of this world!! During the National Day break I got to try out the Diamond Magnetic Body Treatment at the beautiful Spa in The Address DownTown and oh my god, I LOVED IT!!

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Completely different to any body treatments I tried before, this one is a 90-minute all over body exfoliating, rejuvenating and relaxing treat.

I first went into the steam room for a few minutes to open the skin’s pores… I’d forgotten how lovely it was to feel all of those toxins steaming away!

To exfoliate the skin, my lovely therapist, Purwati, applied a mix of real crushed diamonds which is then removed using a Neodymium magnets (no washing it off with water!). That left my skin so smooth! The whole thing is then followed by a relaxing, lifting & contouring massage – amazing!

I was left with glowing skin and a completely relaxed mind – thanks Purwati for getting rid of ALL those nasty little stress knots in my neck & shoulders!! 😉

The Spa itself is just sooo beautifully appointed! The relaxing area looks over the Dubai Fountain and you can even chill on the small balconies whilst sipping detoxing green tea.

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If you’d like to try it out check out their website here.

Enjoy!

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#BlogCrush: How to start your own fashion blog via FirstSiteGuide.com

Morning you all!

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. I certainly did and spent most of it sorting out my wardrobe before I pack for my Winter holidays in France! Which in turn didn’t leave me much time for blogging.

Still, I came across this great article by Anja from FirstSiteGuide.com on how to start your own fashion/beauty blog and I thought I’d share it in case some of you were thinking of taking the plunge! It’s got some really great tips & ressources!

Check it out here and let me know what you think!

New posts coming your way very very soon I promise :)