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

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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 www.cartierwomensinitiative.com. All applications must be submitted online in English. Application deadline: February 28, 2014 at 10am Paris time (CET).

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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:
www.cartierwomensinitiative.com

Good Luck!

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De Vous AW13: Timeless Tale Collection

De Vous, the Abu-Dhabi based house of fashion where imagination turns into glamour. The collection represents fashionable women with a unique look. For more information, follow them on instagram: Devous, or contact them on +971-566-147-170.

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Looshi’s Macarons Now Available for Order in Dubai

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Looshi’s, the brain child of Alia AL Alamy, freshly baked macarons that were brought to life at her kitchen. After tasting macarons and thinking to herself, ‘why are they so over-priced?’, Alia went on an adventure of experimenting with macaron creations, and enjoying the experience, she felt eager to create her own brand, which gave birth to Looshi’s; a newly launched home based business in Dubai, currently baking scrumptious macarons with a variety of colors, flavors and designs.

To Alia, Looshi’s is a very fun brand, she enjoys being creative and always favor customizing her product to fit her customer’s desires and to deliver a home experience of deliciously made macarons. Looshi’s provide a lot of unusual flavors like carrot cake, nutella, and date & toffee.

If you’re lucky to be in Dubai, place your order now on 0559160131, and follow them on instagram, here, for updates and mouth-watering images.

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Kuwait Young Entrepreneurs: a Non-for-Profit Charity Exhibition

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Kuwait Young Entrepreneurs (KYE) is a non-for-profit charity exhibition for small Kuwaiti businesses that is going to be held during the Holy Month of Ramadan at the newly renovated Aladdin Center in Salmiya. The idea behind it is to create an open forum for Kuwaiti Entrepreneurs that are trying to start a business to showcase their creativity and innovation without having to gauge their wallets, and hence the non for profit nature. All are proceeds go to charity. Period.

The idea is simple, in order for them to weed out the undesirables there will be a process of elimination in which a handful of applicants are called back to present their business/project to a panel of judges, if they succeed in wowing the panel then only can they participate.

For more information, checkout the video below, or drop by their website, here.

Alanoud: SS13 Lookbook

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Kuwait-based, Saudi designer, Alanoud Alhajri; released her SS2013 collection, and just like her first collection last season, the new one is yet again, amazing! Check out the complete collection images and follow her on instagram @all3anoud . The collection is available at Fursa Multibrand Store, at Salmiya next to Marina Mall, ‘The One’ parking, in front of ’7 bars’ restaurant, and in the same building as ‘Breakfast and Brunch’.

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The Celebrate Exhibition

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Following a very successful exhibit last September 2012, The Celebrate Exhibition is back! Keeping brides, and those who love events, design and decoration in constant inspiration. Brides and people hosting events need many services; from planners to caterers to chocolatiers and beauty specialists, and also bed linens, dresses, and home accessories for gifts or for their new homes. The Exhibition will take place in the Al-Baraka Ballroom, near the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Farwaniya, March 5-7 2012, From 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

The talented and world famous cake designer Sylvia Weinstock will be guest of honor; visiting the event, and giving a wonderful speech about her life and her company, she will be showing slides of her creations and discussing the bridal Industry. With so many cake designers and bakeries in Kuwait. Sylvia, would be beneficial to helping them all learn and strive to be as amazing as she is. Joining in at the event as well, will be the creative and Savvy founder of the prestigious “thebridalcircle.com” to speak about the online wedding industry and all of her great connections and experiences. The talks will be held in the Al-Baraka Ballroom on the 6th of march at 8:30 pm, and will be limited to those who reserve and book seats in advance.

Through out the event there will be 2 sessions of floral arranging courses taught by the very famous Jane Packer floral school of London. One will be held Tuesday the 5th of march at 6:00 pm and the second course will be 6th of march at 11:00 am. The attendees will be learning how to make a hand tied bouquet as well as a table arrangement.

For more information on the dinner event or the floral courses, you could email at info@celebrate-expo.com or call +965-9711 5881

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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.