Beauty

Not Your Average Pedi

I recently discovered something new at the nail salon. I’m usually a gel mani and regular pedi kind of girl. It works out perfectly because after two weeks when my gel starts to grow out I get a relaxing pedicure as well. I’m not big on change, but I recently went to the salon and forgot to bring my flip flops, so the nail technician offered to do a gel pedicure. I said no at first, but then I thought why not? I couldn’t believe how perfect my pedi looked and lasted three weeks. To be honest it might even be longer than that because I haven’t been back to remove them yet. Granted it is winter and I’m not really wearing open toe shoes, so a pedicure is not as much of a priority now, but I am shocked at how good my toesies still look. What I love even more is that I literally threw my socks and tennis shoes back on without the fear of smudging my polish! I am a changed woman! Not only will this save me time and money but my polish will look shiny for weeks! Also, this solves the issue of matching your gel nail color to your toes. It’s just a win-win situation.

 

Aline Agopian

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Let These Stylish Hairdos Take Your Daughter through the Summer

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/childrensalon_arabic

Summer is here, so get ready to help your little princess adopt your stylish taste and look like a little fashionista! After all, like mother like daughter, as your daughter will definitely consider you her role model and will be as tasteful as you are when it comes to fashion and beauty.

As she grows up, she will realize how elegant and fashionable you are and with a glimpse of an eye, she will turn into a mini you and that’s exactly when you will feel extremely proud. As she’s too young now to wear looks just like yours, you could start this mother-daughter journey by styling her hair according to the latest trends.

In fact, since this season is free of school and all that comes with it in terms of restrictions and rules, you can choose all the styles you want to explore and take her through the summer season in style. Looking for some inspiration? We’ve gathered a list of looks from the runways, campaigns and brands to help you be up-to-date on the latest trends out there. Check them out and let the fun begin!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Fill Your Summer Days with the Lightness of Citrus Scents

Cover Photo Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

As the temperature rises and the days get hotter, our quest for the freshest scents ever starts and nobody knows how long it’s going to take us to find the ideal fragrance for this season. In fact, nothing can beat the freshness and lightness of a zesty scent that makes us feel refreshed every second of our day.

Citrus is an element that adds a glimpse of sunlight to a hot day and takes your fresh vibes to a new level. Whether it comes in the form of a cologne or perfume, it will certainly make you feel joyful and light as the weather gets warmer. After all, it’s always a matter of balance when choosing the perfect scent. While winter requires a warm scent that makes you feel cozy, summer calls for a fresh and vibrant one that diffuses joyful vibes through a single smell.

Citrus scents can feature many zesty ingredients such as lime, lemon, mandarin, orange and grapefruit – to name a few, and every ingredient has its own feel and charm, especially when paired with other scents that enhance its freshness. With this in mind, we have gathered a list of the best citrus scents out there, so check them out and choose your favorite summer fragrance!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Prime Your Eyes

I have to admit I usually use concealer as my eyeshadow primer, but I recently bought an eyeshadow kit that came with a primer. I figured why not give it a try and now I’m hooked. I love how it really made my eyeshadow pop and helped it stay put all day.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance is just like the name; it basically keeps you safe from anything that could go wrong with your eyeshadow. It stays on for 24-hours and doesn’t let your shadow crease. 
Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base is another great option that can be used under powder or cream shadow.
I love Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Eyelid Primer because it comes in several shades, so it can even be worn alone to match your skin color for a no makeup look. Dior Diorshow Eye Primer is so easy to apply with your ring finger. Chanel Longwear Eyeshadow Primer is a gel like formula that is very light and doesn’t feel thick and goopy like some other primers. 

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Happy Hair, Happy Summer

Imagine having healthy, perfect hair that only needs a brush stroke to take you through the whole day… Yes, that’s pretty much what every woman wishes for. No matter the season, you always feel well when your hair looks good – which explains the hair care routine that you never skip! However, during summer, your hair needs a little extra love and here are a few tips that will help you do so:

  • When you’re out in the sun, cover your head with a scarf or a hat to reduce the damage that rays might cause to your hair.
  • You can also minimize your hair’s sun exposure by putting it up in a loose, messy bun, as tight hairstyles can be damaging as well!
  • Avoid as much as you can blow drying your hair because heat is a great damaging factor. Therefore, it’s preferable to cut down on using flat-irons as well.
  • Never skip using conditioner after washing your hair, as it’s key to moisturizing your locks.
  • Wash your hair less often, as frequent washing strips your hair from its natural oils and stimulates additional oil production – which is not a desirable result!
  • When brushing your hair, use a wide-tooth comb to avoid pulling your hair when it’s wet.

With these tips in mind, we have gathered some products to enhance the beauty of your hair during the hot season. Check them out!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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5 Beauty Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Sometimes we are so set in our ways with our makeup that we just don’t realize it’s time for a change or an improvement. Here is a little checklist that you can go over to make sure your makeup is on point. 

Sharpie Eyebrows- Named after the sharpie marker, these are eyebrows that are way too fake looking and colored in. Sure, we can all use some help with sparse brows but opt for a lighter hand with a powder and brush so you don’t overdo it using the BENEFIT COSMETICS Foolproof Brow Powder.

Clumpy Mascara-Spider lashes or whatever you want to call it. Yes, when it comes to mascara we like to pile it on too, but make sure to apply over a wet coat to avoid clumping. Cle de Peau Perfect Lash Mascara won’t clump and is waterproof just in case you are watching your favorite love story.

Headlights Concealer- Yes, we love brightening our undereye area, but we don’t want to look like a lightbulb in pics. So, opt for a shade that matches or is slightly lighter. Benefit Boi-ing Brightening concealer only comes in 5 shades so it’s goof proof.  

Skimping on the skincare- If you don’t take care of your skin your makeup will show it. Make sure to exfoliate at least once a week and moisturize your skin. Think of your skin as a smooth palette to paint on. 

Cake face- Less is more but you can still have full coverage. It’s all about building coverage. Start off with a primer, then a foundation, and set with a light powder like Kat Von D Lock it Setting Powder. 

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Cruise 2019 Beauty… à la CHANEL

For CHANEL’s Cruise 2019 makeup collection, Lucia Pica pays tribute to contemporary East Asia. She finds inspiration in what she sees on the streets of Tokyo and Seoul, then uses their raw energy and abstract pictorial qualities to embody light in an entirely fresh approach.  

“I wanted to capture the sensation of being in East Asia; the atmosphere there practically makes you vibrate,” Pica explains. “It’s only once I get the photos developed that I have a true sense of the collection and that it’s so obvious which elements of each image will inspire a particular product. So this is a slightly edgier Cruise Collection, about subtle contouring.”

Entitled “Vision d’Asie: Lumière et Contraste”, it offers luminous shades and satin textures to softly sculpt the complexion. Pica’s love for contrasts comes alive in a selection of exclusive creations for the skin, eyes and lips that embody glamour and summer.

“The woman who wears this collection is interested in the subtleties of things, things that take longer to discover,” Pica says. With this vision in mind, we decided to show you the most covetable products in this collection. So, join us to take a look!

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