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

VIVABeautyAwards

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:

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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

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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: N.bar

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.

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Review: Eden Spa @HarveyNicholsKuwait

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I got an invite to try out the newly opened Eden spa at Harvey Nichols Kuwait, and who would say no to some much needed quality time! The place is located inside Harvey Nicks store, within the beauty department, just beside Elemis. First impression? Neat! very simple, cozy little place.

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They offer eye lashes extension and mani/pedi treatments. And I was in for the second. The color collection is small but quite diverse; Shellac, Essie, Gelish, Nails inc, Orly, and Ciate!

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I picked my colors and had a seat. The first thing to catch my attention, their water, it’s blue baby! Pool blue! I wanted to jump in!

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My treatment was a mix of orange, and honey butter, a perfect mix! and the smell is heavenly! I knew I was in for a good time!

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Since I’m loving white this summer, I chose it of Ciate with a touch of pearly white caviar coating.

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The staff were super professional, quite, and paying attention to detail. A must when it comes to nail care! detail! The cleaning, the cutting, filing, and color application! All great!

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I will definitely be passing by The Avenues more often! It’s hard to find a place this good and not get addicted! Wish you guys all the best! Book your appointment on 2228-3235, they are definitely worth a visit!

Beauty Bar Finally Has a Store!

I’ve been ordering from mybeautybar.net since the beginning of time, and they FINALLY opened an actual store! I was thrilled, and decided to passed by as soon as I heard the news. Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with Beauty Bar, they are an online website offering beauty products such as Alterna, Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, Zoya, Cake, Urban Rituelle. I ordered from them so many times, sometimes got lucky and some others I didn’t end up liking the actual product! But now I can finally see the item before buying it!

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The place is sunny, and very colorful; puts you in the perfect mood to get beautified! They have a huuuge shelf of Zoya nail polish in every possible color you could imagine!

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Hemp hair products

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And guess what? Tigi! And their infamous Bed Head line is finally available for all of you dolls!

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The entire line!

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Cake; heavenly scent.

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Qtica spa line

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Lashes, impress nails, press-ons, nails stickers, nails art, you name it!

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Loved the impress press on manicures, dunno why I didn’t pick one, will definitely be going back for this baby

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All the best Beauty Bar, you’ll be seeing a lot of me that’s for sure! Beauty Bar is located at Al-Shaab Al-Bahri, Block 8, Street 81, Faisaliya Tower, Ground Floor, and they are open from Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm every day.

Fun with Nails Inc.

 

Remember my recent visit to Vavavoom? They sent us home with some products to try out, and I finally got the chance to start with the first bunch, a selection of three Nails inc. colors with special effects: Glitter, Crackle, and Magnetic.001

Started off with the electric blue glitter, Sapphire; My favorite out of the other 2 because you can play around so much with it. You could wear it with a different color base, Like I tried it here with white

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Or you could wear it on its own for nails that stand out! You can even do ombre with it, half-moon, french manicure, you name it! Such a beautiful color to experiment with!

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The second color was this hot pink neon crackle effect polish, which I also mixed with a white base.

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All you need to do is apply the base color of your choice, then apply one layer on this, and wait for the magic to happen! Super easy!

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3rd on the list was the magnetic effect polish, in one of the hottest colors this season: Burgundy. I’ve been hearing about the magnetic polish lately but this was my first time trying it so this was fun. All you need to do is apply the color on your nails like you do with any other color, and place the flat part of the lid on top of it for a couple of seconds, just about 0.5 cm away.

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Eh voila! Sweet!

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When I was done, I applied the Sapphire again so it stays with me, It still looked good 3 days after when I wanted to remove it. Thank you Vavavoom for the lovely goodies, the quality of the brand seems to be great! Will be looking forward trying more colors.

Nails inc. products are available at all branches of Vavavoom.

Review: Mobrad Nail Spa

A while back, the beautiful Dudette from 7ajiDude organized a ‘Guess Who’s Nails‘ competition for us bloggerettes, and I won!

My prize was a free ‘Signature’ Mani and Pedi treatment at Mobrad Nail Spa! And I FINALLY got the chance to go this week with the crazy schedule that I’ve been having lately.

First impression? Neat! Very details oriented place, with many cute additions everywhere.

They have a huge selection of colors, Essie, OPI, Zoya, POP, Revlon, Sephora, Chanel, and more! No chance you won’t find your color!

They also have many options for treatments; they offer the quickie, the basics, the signatures, the extra special, and the organic treatments.

I took my seat, got my treats, and the pampering started.

I picked the anti-stresser Mobrad signature treatment..iSleep 😛 super relaxing!! Sorry for not taking any pictures during the treatment, but I was enjoying my time with no camera or phone 🙂

Result? Tadaaaa *loved*

I was lucky enough to be the first one trying this color..The new Essie collection started arriving to the place just seconds after I got there..I snatched this one from the box before it even went on the shelf 😛

The owner of the place, Modhi, happened to be there, and she deserves a big shot out for her sweetness and lovely hospitality..She was kind enough to share Mobrad’s Mother’s Day package with me, which includes:

– Mani + Pedi
– Hammam Zait + Scalp Massage
– Flower Bouquet (In a vase)

So hurry up dolls, now you know what to add to your mothers’ gifts, perfect pampering and cute white flowers, all for for KD 25/-! The last day to place an order is March 18th.

Thank you Dudette and Mobrad for a fun competition and for spoiling me..Enjoyed it and loved it to bits ❤

Mobrad Nail Spa is located at Al Mirqab, Al Soor street, Al Tijariya Tower, Basement, Tel 22968068.