Get The Look: Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup


For those of you wanting to know Kim Kardashian’s wedding day makeup details. They are finally out! Her makeup artist of the day Mario Dedivanovic has shared all the products that went into creating her “natural and timeless” effect, and here they are.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter, Bronzer & Blush

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (launching soon)
Kardashian Beauty Individual Lashes
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Kardashian Beauty Honey Stick Lipgloss in Natural Honey
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Extraordinaire
L’Oréal Paris Liquid Lipstick by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet (for reception)

I found her bridal makeup beautiful and almost angelic, and I think the look took her to a whole new level of style. Have fun recreating it!


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.

Lush Kitchen: Exclusive Fresh Cosmetics


This Springtime, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are launching the Lush Kitchen to produce exclusive, pre-release and customer favorite products. A brand new concept, small batches of limited edition products will be made daily and available to purchase exclusively online. Products will then be sent out on the day they are made, fresh from the Kitchen!

You will also be able to view real-time updates from behind the scenes activity in the Lush Kitchen, with special events and expert Q&A’s streamed live through the new website.


For the first time, fans of Lush will be able to see the inner workings of the factory and just how the Lush Compounders (aka, cosmetic chefs) hand make Lush’s products, using the best quality and ethically sourced ingredients at their freshest and most effective. Everything about Lush is about what’s inside – from the fresh ingredients and beautiful essential oils used in their products, to the way they make you feel on the inside. By showcasing and exploring the magic in the transformation from source to product, customers will have access to the Lush experts in their craft and see the real, transparent and engaging way the products are made.

Follow the @lushkitchen to find out what we’re cooking up!

Sephora’s Revolutionary Upside Down Mascara

Sephora's Revolutionary Upside Down Mascara

Smart, life-changing and innovative products that are transforming cosmetics made in Sephora are starting a revolution! With innovation at all levels, the Sephora Girl’s Lab is moving forward at full speed!

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Sephora introduces the new Upside Down Mascara, an exciting mascara that leaves no lash behind. With a revolutionary application technique, this multi application 360° mascara comes with 3 make up results – volumizing, curving and lengthening; the perfect formula for beautiful lashes. With its revolutionary dual brush innovation, the Upside Down Mascara ensures that your lashes are coated from the root, and covered from top to bottom.

How to use your mascara in 3 unique ways:


Open Dual Brush: For 360º volume, place the eyelashes between the two brushes, and pinch gently, stretching out toward the top in order to cover both sides of the eyelashes. The flat brush must be below the eyelashes and the round brush, above.
Closed Dual Brush: For optimal length and curve, cover the eyelashes using the dual brush in the closed position, as with a classic mascara.
One Brush Only: For perfectly defined lower lashes, use the flat brush in a “zigzag” movement from the root to the tips.

Sephora’s Upside Down Mascara is available at all Sephora stores at the following prices: AED 105, QAR 109, KWD 8.5, SAR 112, BHD 11.2

Sheer Bliss for Glamistas


From Hollywood to Hong Kong, from Dallas to Dubai… since launching in New York City in 1996, ladies all over the world have been pampered, achieving a higher state of happy. And the reason? bliss!

Yes, bliss is always here to make your life more relaxed, more fun and less stressful by offering out-of-the-ordinary products with colorful, upbeat designs. Urging you to enjoy yourself and not take life too seriously, bliss asks you, what good is perfect skin if it doesn’t make you smile?

As a very special treat for all subscribers to GlamBox, this February every Glamista will receive a limited-edition bliss GlamBox, featuring a total of six fun-filled products.

There are two variations of the bliss GlamBox, either lemon & sage or blood orange & white pepper, designed in bright summery shades of blue, orange and yellow. Waiting inside each box to make you happy will be:

• soapy suds (lemon+sage or blood orange+white pepper) 60ml – Paraben free liquid soap to whip up a luxe lather for supremely soft skin.
• body butter (lemon+sage or blood orange+white pepper) 50ml – Vibrantly scented and long lasting body moisturiser to leave skin smooth and supple.
• fabulous foaming face wash 60ml – A 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator that calms the skin with soothing botanicals.
• that’s incredi-‘peel’ 2ml packette – Magical spa-strength ‘peel’ to create an overnight facial that targets fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
• triple oxygen face mask 5ml – A super quick-fix for dull, tired skin, voted ‘Best Beauty Buy’ 5 years in a row by InStyle magazine.
• triple oxygen +c cream 10ml – A lightweight gel-cream that releases oxygen to instantly recharge dull skin to brighten it up and super-charged with vitamin-C

You won’t want to miss out on sheer bliss, will you? So how can you get your very own limited edition box?

Simple. You can subscribe to GlamBox by visiting and purchasing either 3, 6 or 12 months from as little as AED 70 per month. The search for happiness has never been easier. Just be quick as February subscriptions close on the 20th February!

Achieve a higher state of happy today this February with bliss and

The ‘It’ Colour Palettes at Sephora

As fashionable as an “it bag”, Sephora introduces 2 trendy eye palettes with the most wearable colors that make it easy to make any fashion statement in color come to life. With a must-have material on the outside, this palette grabs attention just like your eyes will.

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Color Spectrum has 12 iconic colorful eye shadows that are hand selected by pro beauty artists as the most wearable colors for any eye and skin color. Each color combination comes as a duo with a lid and crease color to brighten and define the eye making it finally easy to wear color.
The Palette includes 2 bases, one matte and one shimmer that work with each color combination to create a full look, 1 double ended shadow brush and 1 double-ended eyeliner pencil so every look is complete with everything you need at your fingertips.

Retail price: AED 169 / QAR 175 / KWD 13.75 / SAR 179 / BHD 17.9

Spring in Soho It Palette (2)

Spring in Soho Palette is a mini multi-palette that is purse friendly and looks like a fashionable chic clutch from the runways!
It includes a collection of 8 eye shadows in a range of effects; mattes, shimmers and glitters, 5 lip colors to pair with your eye looks and 2 blush and bronzers to complete every look. Includes everything you need to take you from day-to-night for complete looks with your favorite shades on–the-go. Fashionable outer packaging complements any outfit and makes carrying this makeup palette an accessory you will want to show off.

Retail price: AED 95 / QAR 99 / KWD 8.25 / SAR 105 / BHD 10.6

Both palettes are available at all Sephora stores.

Vogue’s 9 Dramatic Makeup and Hair Ideas to Try in 2014

It’s a new year, and most likely a new you wouldn’t hurt! Let’s experiment. Push the limits of your beauty routine and have some fun with your look. Here are vogue’s favorite outside-the-box ideas.


You can pull off bold strokes of color on your eyes without looking like a clown.

Shiseido Eye Color Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $50

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash in Dark Blue, $23

Nars Fall 2013 Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Las Rambias, $24


Don’t let the dead of winter get you (or your skin) down. Instead, keep things unmistakably dewy and sun-drenched until June with the help of a few key products that are nearly as good as a trip to the beach.

Aerin Beauty Pretty Bronze Portable Illuminating Powder in Sunshine, $55

Guerlain Terracota 4 Seasons in Nude, $75

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, $35


A platinum blonde chop is the new bob.

Kérastase Powder Bluff Texturizing Dry Shampoo, $36

Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray, $28

Serge Normant Meta Blonde Reviving Shampoo, $26


This year, don’t do things in half measure—-especially not your eye makeup.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen, $30

Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo, $45

Clé de Peau Beauté The Mascara, $50


Stocking up on pastels for your spring wardrobe? Good for you. Now, pair your pieces with a rich, orange lipstick for a wildly sophisticated contrast.

Dior Addict Lipstick in Charmante, $31

Estée Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow in Winking Periwinke, $21


This is the year to channel your inner Jessica Chastain and opt for a warm auburn hue. It works with almost any skin tone and is the knockout understatement of the season.

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss for Warm Reds, $13
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Oribe Masque For Beautiful Color, $59


For the adventurous, a slick, wet-looking coif offers up a surprising sexiness.

Bumble and bumble. Sunday Shampoo, $23

Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, $18

Ghd Detangling Comb, $22


Must we keep saying it? More is more when it comes to your brows. So be brave, friends, and put down the tweezers this year.

Bobbi Brown Brow Shaper and Hair Touchup, $22

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, $23

Laura Mercier Double-Ended Eyebrow Brush, $34


Is your tomato-red lipstick strictly an after-hours affair? Here is our challenge: Walk into work this week sporting a high-impact hue at 9 a.m.—it will set the right tone for the rest of the year.

Armani lip maestro, $32

NP Lip Set Primer, $14

Yves Saint Laurent lip pencil, $29

Radiant Orchid: The Pantone Color of the Year 2014

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Pantone announced Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”


An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.


Radiant Orchid for Fashion
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

Radiant Orchid for Interiors
Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.

8 Essential Nail Polish Colors You Should Own


There are times in our lives when we need to wear barely-there hues. It’s those moments when a trusty neutral comes into play. Opaque or translucent, there are endless ways to wear nudes. In the end it’s all about touching your nails with a creamy hint of color. essie’s Like Linen achieves just that and leaves your nails with gorgeous shine!

The most versatile nail color around, it has a rich history of complementing just about any look you could possibly channel. Classic, edgy, vixen, you name it, a vibrant red flatters all skin tones and acts as a trusted best friend (this shade will never let you down). Try Dior Trafalgar or Giorgio Armani Beauty Nail Lacquer in Teatro to give your nails the right punch of color.

Everyone enjoys a clean slate, so when bright colors aren’t cutting it, take a break with a sleek white. Short or long nails, this is again a universally appealing hue. During cold months when you’re rocking chunky sweaters and dark denim, add a snowy, fresh edge with white nails in NARS Ecume. This stash staple also lends its brush to creating some of your favorite nail designs like this fall modern art manicure.

A close cousin to wearing black polish, a navy is a must for the fall to winter transition. Whether you’re wearing a matte, shimmer, or crème, a navy makes a statement without being too in-your-face. It’s indefinitely luxurious and looks fabulous with your favorite fashion trends. Russian Navy by OPI is a top pick, as it pulls double duty with purple inflections.

Vibrant Pink
Your navy counter part, an electrifying pink never gets old. Pink makes a regular appearance on our nails during spring and summer (and even on our toes during winter). With the right undertones a pink can morph into coral or fuchsia–covering a nice portion of the nail polish spectrum. Our go-to pink is Maybelline’s Color Show Nail Lacquer in Pink Shock. The color is guaranteed to be a showstopper for decades.

No matter what time of year or what type of girl you are, no one can deny the appeal of turquoise. Sure there are vibrant hues to make you swoon, but a favorite is essie’s Turquoise & Caicos. This color reminds us of past decades with a modern feel! We love the creamy finish, how it gives us an escape from pink and purple pastels, and how it makes us feel like true ladies. A light turquoise may just be the shade that changes your life, manicure after manicure.

A combination of grey and beige, the range of colors that fall under greige are breathtaking. They are your creamy autumn hues with hints of mushroom and sage. They’ll flatter your hands, warm your look, and accent a wardrobe of blacks and neutrals. The cozy color suggested to stash? essie Don’t Sweater It.

How can a color that’s been around since 600 B.C. not be considered a collection staple? The elegance that a gold nail polish exudes is timeless. The hue lends itself to the seasons, as gold flickers in the sun during days on the beach and rings in the holidays during winter months. With Maybelline Color Show Holographic in Bold Gold your nails will shine and tease the eyes with its hologram effect.

Inspiration Station: The Proposal

On April 13th I proposed to my girlfriend Emily at the restaurant where we had our first date. I told her I was running late, had the restaurant opened just for her, and set up hidden cameras all around her. When she sat down at the table, there was a TV in front of her set to take her on a journey that would lead to the proposal of a lifetime. This is what happened…