Simply the Best: The 7th Annual VIVA Beauty Awards Winners


We love makeup! Personally I get to experiment loads of beauty products all the time. Sometimes it gets overwhelming to judge the result of a certain product, and the whole thing gets mixed together with other products, let it be makeup or skin care, doesn’t it? Well, a little help every now and then is nothing but a bonus. That’s why I look for the VIVA Beauty Awards every year. Mostly to know if i’m missing on any good products some how, or just to know if my beauty routine is going on the right track.

Viva, the biggest selling women’s monthly magazine across the GCC, announced the winners of the 7th VIVA Beauty Awards, during a dazzling event which was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The rewards went to:

Best Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Smooth-Effect Make-up
Best Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum
Best Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: Essie Nail Colour
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Clarins Double Serum
Best Hair Product: L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Masque
Best Face Moisturiser: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30
Best Lipstick: Christian Dior Rouge Dior
Best Body Product: Kiehl’s Créme de Corps

Best Foundation: Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
Best Perfume: L’Occitane Magnolia & Mure
Best Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: OPI Nail Lacquer
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Pond’s Age Miracle BB + Cream
Best Hair Product: TRESemmé Salon Silk Conditioner
Best Face Moisturiser: Olay Total Effects Day Cream
Best Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick
Best Body Product: The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Best Hair Salon: JetSet
Best Nail Salon:

Editor’s Choice Cult Classic: Chanel Allure Eau De Toilette
Editor’s choice Most Innovative Product: Philips ActiveCare Jojoba Straightener
Editor’s Seal of Approval: Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation

If you’re using most of these products, then you’re beauty routine couldn’t get any better, if not, maybe it’s now time for a bit of change. You can follow the hashtag on instagram #VIVABeautyAwards for more info on the event and the products, or, use good ol’ Google for heaps of links on any products you wanna know more about.


H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection

I usually highly anticipate H&M’s designer collaborations, but this year, the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection is doing the job, keeping everyone around the world on their tip toes! Inspired by flamenco and bohemia, featuring embellishments, feminine silhouette and contrasting masculine details. Each piece is incredibly feminine, yet very powerful. I’m absolutely obsessed! The eco-fashion line is the brainchild of the Swedish retailer and eco-design think tank Ever Manifesto. The collection will hit stores on April 10, and will be available in 150 stores worldwide, including both H&M stores at the avenues. It will include items made of organic leather and silk, along with other sustainable materials. Make sure to drop by and get your hands on your favorite pieces. I know I will!





















Final Call For Application: Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2014


The Cartier women’s Initiative Awards are looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly in the years to come. To apply for the 2014 edition, fill out the application form on All applications must be submitted online in English. Application deadline: February 28, 2014 at 10am Paris time (CET).


what can you win? Eighteen finalists representing the best projects worldwide will be selected in the first phase of the contest. They will receive coaching and media exposure and will be invited to France for the Finale week which includes a presentation in front of the international Jury, entrepreneurship workshops and the Global Meeting of the Women’s Forum. The six Laureates nominated for the Awards receive one year of coaching, US$ 20 000 in funding, media visibility and networking opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria
The business project to be considered for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards must be:
• An original for-profit business creation,
• In the start-up phase: between one and three years of operation,
• The main leadership position must be filled by a woman. The competition is open to women from any country, nationality and industry.

Application Form
The questions that feature on the application form are detailed below for reference:
– About the team: Contact details and resumes of lead entrant and team members.
– About the business • Executive summary of the business • Project development stage • Product or service • Sales and distribution strategy • Market analysis • Competitive environment • Management team • SWOT analysis • Impact of the business • Financials
– Appendix and supporting documents Logo, photos of the product, patents, articles…

Visit the link below to complete your application process:

Good Luck!

Go Gold: H&M’s Exclusive Capsule Collection Inspired by The Swedish Olympic Outfits

To celebrate the outfits designed by H&M in collaboration with the Swedish Winter Olympic team for Sochi 2014, H&M Sport has created a special capsule collection inspired by the Swedish Olympic outfits. The collection is made up of functional sports garments and casual items that are perfect for layering. Selected pieces from the collection have also been tested by the Swedish Olympic team.

Functionality is key, with easily packable lightweight down jackets, breathable running jackets and quick drying base layers. The collection also includes a women’s reversible down jacket with a rounded silhouette and a sporty update in down of the classic bomber for men. There are also accessories such as sneakers, backpacks and sunglasses.

Furla Pop Up Store With Bryan Boy


Continuing the successful trend of Furla’s Candy Pop Up Stores opening all over the world, the exclusive concept pop up space has now arrived to the United Arab Emirates in the Dubai Mall. The Candy Pop Up Store will display the Spring/Summer 2014 collection and a limited edition of the iconic bag in four exclusive color variations during the Dubai Shopping Festival, from January 2nd to January 11th. Customers who buy a Furla product will receive an exclusive customized charm free of charge, and between 1 and 2 o’clock in the afternoon on January 2nd and 3rd, visitors to the Pop Up Store will receive a free USB key shaped like a Candy Bag: a true collector’s item.

There will also be plenty of thrills for fashionistas and it-girls who love street-style: on January 10th and 11th, famous blogger Bryan Boy will act as an exclusive Furla personal shopper. Bryan will lend his style advice to Candy Pop Up store customers, assisting them to choose the perfect Furla bag of the season.

FURLA  BAA4 petalo_silver

FURLA  BCA8 petalo_luna

FURLA  BCH7 atlanticc_coffee

FURLA BBM0 luna_silver


FURLA BBZ3 luna_acero

FURLA BBZ3 rugiada

FURLA BBZ3 sole_acero

FURLA BCA9 luna_acero

FURLA BCA8 petalo

FURLA BCA9 petalo

FURLA BCA9 scuro

FURLA BCE3 acero+luna

FURLA CANDY BAS8 alba_sole_luna

FURLA CANDY BAS8 magnolia_verve_luna

FURLA CANDY BBT3 menta_acero

FURLA CANDY BBT3 rugiada_acero

FURLA CANDY BCD6 ink_toni ink

FURLA CANDY BCD6 sole_tonisole

FURLA CANDY BCJ2 magnolia_toni naturali



FURLA PIPER LUX BCE2 rugiada_luna

Marc Jacobs LV Fantasy


Following months of speculation, Marc Jacobs, creative director of Louis Vuitton since 1997, has confirmed that he is leaving the French fashion house to focus on his eponymous labels, Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs. This Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring Summer 2014 was his last creation, and what a finale it was!


Denim Room: A Closet Candy Concept


Denim is synonymous with style and comfort and continues to reign as the most versatile fashion staple. Transcending the boundaries of season and occasion everyone needs those jeans that perfectly fit and feel; a classic and essential must have. November 6th marked the opening of Denim Room in Kuwait. The new retailer located in Shuwaikh Market offers consumers over 20 leading international designers. A Closet Candy Concept that naturally follows the fantastic response and success of Closet Candy, owner Dana Al Khobaizi wanted to expand the offering of established and new fashion brands to the Kuwait market.


Denim Room brings Kuwaiti consumers the highest quality denim and shirts while showcasing the incredible talent of the next generation. From New York City to London and LA, Denim Room brings together a rich and dynamic collection of what are called the “basics”; the essential and versatile ‘must have’ pieces.  Brands include the likes of Victoria Beckham Denim, J Brand, Joe’s Jeans, Siwy Denim, Paige, and PRPS t name a few.


The launch party was exquisite, and the crowd was exceptionally stylish, rocking alot of denim pieces and just the right accessories to match.










If you are a fan of denim and basics, this is your next ‘must visit’ boutique. Who isn’t anyway?!  Follow Denim Room on instagram @Denimroom and stay updated with their new pieces, designers, and style.