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#RamadanBeautyCrush: Keep your glow on!

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Happy Wesnesday Glamistas!

So today I thought I’d talk about another obsession of mine (I have so many I could write a book!); Make-Up! I mean I really am obsessed… like I have tons of make up at home which I just love to play with! 2 of my favorite brands are Sephora and Bourjois which I use on a daily basis. Their products are seriously just as good and pigmented as luxury ones and just cost a fraction of price!

Now, during Ramadan, we will all be toning it all down a notch or 3 BUT , with some very simply tips and by using some amazing products you’ll still look good, glowy without looking ‘made-up’.

Here is my make-up routine broken down in 3 steps:

Complexion:

From lack of hydration & food, I can look fairly pale throughout the day and so on top of my usual moisturiser + SPF combo, I use the new Sephora Color Adapt Bronzer all over my face with a big brush, to warm my complexion up! This one is mat and doesn’t add any shimmery bits ( really don’t like these during the day!) and so gives you a very natural yet subtle glow.

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 If I have a bit more time in the morning, I would just apply my favourite foundation from my favourite drugstore make-up brand of all times!! The Healthy Mix Foundation by Bourjois.

With a light/medium coverage it just smoothes away all those little lines & imperfections leaving you with a dewy polished canvas! I SUPER like!

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If you wanna add a little ‘touch of radiance to finish off your look, just a sweep some of the Bourjois  Blush in ‘Rose D’Or’ over your cheek bones!

 

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Eyes:

The keyword here is again, ‘subtle’!  During the Holy Month, you don’t wanna sport any look that’s dramatic so forgo smokey eye, cat’s liner etc… keep it nice, simply & natural.

A simple brush stroke over the eyelid using a very fresh colour such as the new Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow which will last you a whole day, even in this heat!

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My fave shades are Birthday SuitMy  2 Cents & RSVP (check out Benefit’s website for more details). These retail AED91 in Sephora. A little pricey BUT they’ll last you forever.

 

My favourite mascara at the moment is the L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Waterproof. Now I’ve tried hundreds of mascaras, expensive ones, cheap ones and really this one has to be THE best I’ve ever tried! I wear the waterproof version to avoid any smudging during the hot Summer months.

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Lips:

I still use my Figs & Rouge Lip Balm which I talked about in my previous post but if I am going out for Iftar or Sohour I’ll add a pop of colours using the new Sephora Lip Stain Ink from their newest Bling Bling Collection. I have all 3 colours and really love them :)! I’ve done a full review of Sephora’s latest Summer make-up so be sure to check it here!

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I also SUPER love the new Bourjois Colour Boost glossy sticks!

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And if you’re going out in the evening, turn your daytime look into an evening one by just adding a little eyeliner and you’re good to go! (Read my review on the best one ever created here)!

Stay fabulous until my next  Ramadan Beauty post!!

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#Make-UpCrush: a Bling Bling Summer by Sephora

It looks like everything Sephora touches turns into gold this Summer!! Their newest accessories & make-up items are insanely BLING!

Hence the name: Bling Bling!

Even beauty tools go gold with 2 cult ones  now available in gold versions.

FOR GOLDEN LASHES
Treat yourself to this eyelash curler, the must-have lash accessory available in a gold collector’s version.

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 You know what? I’ve actually never used an eyelash curler… I know I know… I will get one over the weekend!

LEAVE BEHIND A TRAIL OF GOLD
The universal atomizer allows us to tote our favorite scents with us wherever we go. Now we can enjoy this all-gold version, a real gem that will make us feel fabulously golden!

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Really need to get a few of these babies to take my favorite fragrances on holidays with me :)!

THE GOLD FEVER LOOK

Inspired by the sexy, electric atmosphere of Las Vegas, Sephora is revealing an ultimately feminine, glamorous and bright look this season. It is playful, innovative and showcases gold in all its forms.

I reckon they’ll look super glam during my holidays in the South France!

GOLD RUSH

Introducing four new metallic finish eyeshadows for fiercely captivating eyes. Their easy-to-apply texture blends flawlessly into eyelids and leaves behind a gorgeous film of long-lasting color. Apply it dry for a sparkling look or wet for a totally “bling-bling” look!

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This small jar contains a 2-in-1 ultra-pigmented, long-wearing waterproof mousse texture that can be used as both eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner.
We love its gliding texture that blends easily and flawlessly onto eyelids and offers endlessly buildable results.

GET A GORGEOUS GOLDEN GLOW

The very first Sephora bronzer that adapts to the skin’s pH to create a natural-looking, custom sunkissed glow is here. Its action comes from mineral pigments that react with the skin’s pH. With this new summer hit, we can say bye-bye to the fake bake look and hello to a perfect tan!

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GOLD IN A TUBE

New Precious Gold Luminizer contains gold light-reflecting shimmer particles to create an ultra-trendy glowing effect and enhance tanned skin like never before.Its gel texture is easy to apply and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and light-feeling. Apply it to the neckline or the tops of cheekbones to enhance the complexion with gold shimmer particles.

Precious Gold Luminizer

LIPS THAT STEAL THE SHOW

These three new lip stains do much more than just tint and line the lips: in one step they create an exquisite, natural-looking pout. A must-have purse item for an instant dose of seduction.
We are simply mad about its stain formula that enhances the natural color of lips for hours and leaves lips subtly tinted with a light, bare lip sensation.

 

TATTOOED GODDESS

Looking to release the rock ‘n’ roll chick within? Sephora is now offering an amazing temporary tattoo marker that delivers long-lasting results for both face and body. With skull, anchor and star designs, this summer will be dangerously hot. Washes off with waterproof makeup remover.

So there you have it! Get your BLING on this Summer!

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#BeautyCrush: OCÓO, Summer beauty in a bottle!

KEEP HYDRATED THIS SUMMER WITH YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OCÓO
THE REFRESHING SUMMER BEAUTY IN A BOTTLE

To fully benefit from it’s active ingredients, one serving daily is the recommended intake with visible results after only 6 to 8 weeks, the natural process period for skin and cell renewal.

OCÓO is not simply a drink but a way of life for anyone looking to rejuvenate, maintain & enhance their health and beauty.

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Cranberry, Pomegranate, Red Grapes, Aronia, Black Currant & Acai, OCÓO’s mix of exotic red and blue berries is a delicious blend containing a healthy dose of vitamins that are scientifically proven to rejuvenate from within, and promote healthy hair and skin.  The vital beauty-enhancing substances include biotin, zinc, selenium, copper and iodine as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E.

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To make OCÓO more accessible and convenient for customers, OCÓO, Beauty in the bottle is now just a click away – visit www.ocoobeauty.com or call at 04-440 4040.

Uniquely, the OCÓOBeauty website offers customers the option to order numerous packs to multiple destinations in the UAE in just one transaction, making gifting OCÓO to friends and family a quick and simple task.

About OCÓO

OCÓO The Beauty Drink, a German invention and produced in Hamburg, is the world’s first deliciously fruity Beauty Drink.  Awarded the World’s Best Functional Drink in 2011, OCÓO’s enhanced formula has an active ingredients complex that gives the deepest layers of skin the complete daily dose of nutrients from within, promoting anti-aging benefits, collagen production, healthy hair, and healthy skin with biotin, zinc, selenium, copper and iodine as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E.

DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH & MAKE YOUR ORDERS NOW VIA:

Website: www.ocoobeauty.com
Telephone: +971 4 440 40 40
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OCÓObeauty

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Neutrogena_ Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 30

#Beauty Crush: Product Review

We all know how important wearing a good SPF is, especially in the Middle East!!

Remember that UV radiations cause skin aging, wrinkles and brown spots!

So I went on the hunt for the perfect one and after trying out a few, I decided that the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30 was officially my favorite!

Not only is it available at all major drugstores and therefore affordable (AED69), but it is oil free (bonus), has a matte finish (double-bonus), leaves a dry-touch feel on your skin AND is both PABA free and non-comedogenic! This one has it all!

Oh and you can apply it under your make-up! I find it makes quite a nice primer although in this heat and with the humidity, I would still wear my Benefit POREfessional on top of it….

Remember to apply your SPF everyday!! You’ll be grateful you did in 20 years’ time!

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#Make-Up Crush: Let’s Cha Cha Cha!

A couple of weeks ago, I went off to buy myself some new beauty treats! One trip to Sephora Dubai Mall and AED400 later, I emerged with (among other things) a new blusher AND a new highlighter!

I heard some great stuff about Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint and Sun Beam so decided to go for it!

I was at first a little taken aback by the ‘nail-polish’ type of bottle & brush… not quite what I’m used to ;). But I got talking to the lovely Benefit make-up artist who proceeded to applying those products on my face and OMG, it looked GORGEOUS!

These 2 little gems are definitely in my beauty bag this Summer!

Benefit Cha Cha Tint blusher & lip stain

Dab the brush onto your cheeks 3 or 4 times and blend in upwards with your fingers. You gotta act quickly as the tint might stain! Glowy, peachy, look guaranteed! Dab onto your lips & blend for a mango-like yummy colour!

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Benefit Sun Beam highlighter

A few dabs along your lower eyebrow line and around your eye area, 1 quick sweep over your cheek bones (over the blusher!), blend it all in and you’ll look fabulous! For an evening out, just pat the product instead of blending it, it’ll add a bit more ‘sheer’ to your make-up look!

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Any make-up gems you guys have tried recently?! Share the glamour!

Don’t forget to check out my Make-Up Crush board on Pinterest for some more make-up inspiration, tutorials, brushes guide etc…!

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