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10 Years of Saving the Children with Bvlgari

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This year was not only about the 20th anniversary of B.zero1 for Bvlgari, as the house is also celebrating 10 years of partnership with Save the Children. It all started in 2009, when Bvlgari commemorated its 125th anniversary by committing to a better future. With this in mind, the journey with Save the Children debuted to help over 1.5 million children make their dreams come true through the power of education. 

In fact, this is a joint anniversary, as Save the Children is also celebrating its 100th anniversary and to make the celebration even more special, Bvlgari unveiled – in addition to the New Give Hope campaign – a new pendant in sterling silver and onyx inspired by the iconic BVLGARI-BVLGARI collection. Reimagining one of the Maison’s most distinctive designs, a hard stone disk is encircled by the bold double logo and topped by a precious red ruby. On its back, it unveils the charity’s emblem, as well as its promising and hopeful message.

This new piece, which celebrates Bvlgari’s commitment to this cause and the message carried by this NGO, joins the custom-made jewelry collection that now counts three silver and black ceramic creations inspired by B.zero1’s design: a ring, a bracelet and a pendant. Are you wondering how you can make a difference? We’ll tell you all about it. By simply buying any piece of the Bvlgari Save the Children collection, 100$ of your purchase will go to the charity.

This is not all, as Bvlgari took over the Bvlgari Resort in Dubai on May 1st to celebrate the launch of its first local campaign for Save the Children. Shot by celebrity photographer Rankin who’s renowned for his creative fearlessness, the campaign stars a series of local celebrities, influencers and public figures, which include Lebanese actress Nadine Nassib Njeim, Tunisian actress Dorra Zarrouk, Saudi actress and singer Aseel Omran, Egyptian actress Tara Emad, Lebanese actress Aimée Sayah, Tunisian model Rym Saidi and her husband, Lebanese TV host Wissam Breidy, Lebanese-Iranian TV figure Diala Makki, Saudi writer Abdullah Jumah, British Entrepreneur Louise Nichol, Bahraini entrepreneur Dana Al Khalifa, Saudi designer Alanoud Badr and Saudi entrepreneur Marriam Mossalli.

Bvlgari Save the Children pendant
 
Bvlgari Save the Children bracelet
 
Bvlgari Save the Children ring

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Who Needs Microblading When You Have This Pencil from Benefit Cosmetics?

We have all heard about it, but is microblading truly necessary to get the crisp microbladed eyebrow look you have been craving? The answer is no. Why go through that when you can save the time, money and pain with ONE brow pencil? Precisely, My Brow Pencil’s ease of application makes it unnecessary to go through the microblading process. Precise, precise, precise! Here are some of my favorite tips on how to get the microbladed look that you are all looking for with Precisely, My Brow Pencil!

Pick a darker shade… it’ll be way darker than you think

This is key! Okay, so you may be a shade 3, but for this look you should go with a shade 5 or 6. For an accurate microbladed look, you will need a pencil with a deep pigment. That’s why the secret is to go for a darker shade. Trust me!

Make sure your pencil is sharp

It may seem obvious, but this is a key step to pulling off a microbladed look. Here’s a secret tip to find the sharpest side of the pencil. All you need to do is to tap your pencil on a flat surface to get rid of any loose pigment and use the edge of the tip for even more precise application.

Create hair-like strokes from below the hairline of the brow

With that deep shade, start applying your pencil below the hairline of the brow and flick upward and outward towards your temple. Repeat this process throughout your brow.

Concealer = Crispy Necessity

As you are flicking upward and outward with your Precisely, My Brow Pencil, make sure to follow these strokes using concealers with a hard-angled brush. The trick here is to see flesh in between each stroke and to make sure that you never let those strokes touch.

Clean up unevenness

It’s important to clean up any unevenness to make your brow sharp and neat. Using the hard-angled brush, apply concealer below the hairline of the brow to give subtle definition!

Don’t Blend

This is not your typical brow look, therefore, you do not want to blend in the product with your brow hairs. As mentioned before, you do not want your strokes to touch, so don’t blend!

There you have it! With these 6 steps, you can say hello to perfectly microbladed brows with 1 product only.

Article Written by Yara Ayoob, Benefit Cosmetics’ Regional Brow Artist

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Rockin’ A Bodysuit

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The name itself is as sultry as a piece of clothing can get. A bodysuit is perhaps one of the most controversial numbers out there – some people might say it traces their body ever-so elegantly, why others might just claim they suffocate by the mere sound of it.

If you’ve been asking yourself if bodysuits are still a thing, then you probably already know the answer: yes, of course they are. We won’t want to drop names, but just look at Saint Laurent’s Spring 19 collection and you’ll understand what we’re saying. The tentative comeback that kick-started a few years back, was as successful as a comeback could get. The trend proliferated so bad that even the people in the “no bodysuits here” category were affected by the fashionable epidemic. And can you blame them really? Bodysuits look good on literally anyone, they put into sight a woman’s curves ever-so elegantly and feature a lot of styles. With Balmain, Alexandre Vauthier, Saint Laurent and Attico at the top of this game, one could only expect nothing less than pure fabulousness. See our favorite picks right here!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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8 Fabulous Anklets

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For the past few years, anklets have been resurfacing on the fashion front – what will all the 90s memorabilia and the inevitable vintage craze. But for some, this trend is yet another reminder of the somewhat ugly numbers mothers used to make them wear – we’re looking at you jelly sandals. After all, we all remember the jolly times we used to combine said sandals with matching anklets. And so with that memory engraved in our hearts, it could seem a tad hard for us to get over the fashionable trauma. But leave it to our favorite designers and celebs to show us that anklets are indeed glamorous and that they actually go with tons of other shoes!

The trouble with anklets is that you can only wear them when they can be ultimately seen, i.e. with skirts, dresses and little shorts. The good news is that the weather is better than ever and we can finally reveal our legs and our inimitable style! From seashell styles to more discreet anklets, we’ve rounded up the most up and coming ones!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Wrap That Watch around Your Wrist

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Stylish women love twisty things that pack a statement, regardless of the time and the place. Bold, creative, distinguished and above all, fun, wraparound timepieces are a must in your watch collection. No matter your taste, you will surely find something out there that will feed your love for exceptional yet stylish time tellers.

Are you a classic woman? Harry Winston, Cartier, Baume & Mercier and Bvlgari present their share of watches that will perfectly suit your style while adding the right amount of pizzazz to your look. And for slightly bolder tastes, CHANEL goes black with its Première Rock Edition Noire watch, while Dior uses that statement fiery orange to express its own version of fun. To all those women out there who like to go all out and flaunt their audacity to the extreme, here’s something for you too: Bvlgari shines again in creating a wraparound watch with its new Serpenti Spiga marvel, while Hermès and Tiffany & Co. present these time tellers in a larger case.

Are you ready to fall under the fun spell of our 9 picks? Let’s go!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

CHANEL, Première Rock Edition Noire watch
 
Hermès, Cape Code Chaine d'Ancre watch
 
Bvlgari, Serpenti Spiga watch
 
Dior, La Mini D de Dior Wraparound watch
 
Tiffany & Co., Tiffany East West watch
 
Cartier, Panthère de Cartier watch
 
Bvlgari, Serpenti Tubogas watch
 
Harry Winston, Emerald watch
 
Baume & Mercier, Petite Promesse watch

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Orange lips

Summer is all about fun bright colors and orange lips are such a beautiful compliment to bronzed skin. Orange might not be the easiest color to pull off though, so here are some tips and recommendations.
The greatest thing about an orange lip is the fact that you can wear almost no other makeup and you look so put together. You might be thinking, “oh no! I can’t pull off orange lipstick!”, but there are so many different ways of wearing this lip trend.
Let’s start off with the most daring. A true bright orange like the YVES SAINT LAURENT

ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick 13 Le Orange is a must try. YSL always does bright shades so well.
If you are more into red-ish orange, try the Burberry Lip Velvet in 412 Orange Red.
For something way more subtle, you can just do a hint of coral with the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Bang Bang.
If you are into matte lips, YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture The Slim leather Matte has two beautiful shades: Strange Orange and Original Coral.
A super glossy lip is a safe way to get away with more color and GIVENCHY Gloss Interdit Vinyl - Extreme Shine Gloss in #11 Bold Orange is as shiny as it gets.

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Over the TOP

You know that one little detail that can make or break an outfit? Well more often than not, said “thing” is your top. Of course, shoes, bags and bottoms are equally important, but there’s something about a good statement top that can really bring out the best in you, in terms of beauty and confidence.

That said, this season in particular has welcomed a ton of tops that can make any person go “Wow”. So what’s the “Wow” factor, might you ask? It can be anything really, from statement sleeves to asymmetrical proportions or even pop colors. If it’s statement-worthy, it’s over the top. While some people weren’t really convinced of the effect a top can have on a whole outfit, the streets were the perfect show and tell of its success. Indeed, during the latest fashion weeks, the streets were crawling with fabulous tops and a certain je ne sais quoi that could make any fashion lover go nuts. The trick here is to always live the extravagance with your head held high.

Now we ask you: how will you show your inimitable fashion sense? No need to break out in hives ladies, just scroll through our own pick of glamorous tops!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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