Product Review: Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion

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I’ve been using this product for less than a week, but I couldn’t hold it any longer not to share! Nivea’s new in-shower Body Lotion. This goes on as a last product, after your regular foaming shower gel, shaving foam, scrub, or whatever else you use in your shower, as it doesn’t contain any cleansing properties. It’s easy-to-use and leaves my skin feeling fresh, moist, and most importantly, not sticky. After you’ve used all your shower products, massage the Nivea in-shower body lotion onto your body, then rinse it off! You can dry your self and get dressed immediately, hassle-free! An Uh-Mazing time-saver too!

It’s not completely a substitute for your usual body cream, but this works as a bonus moisturizer if you’re not in the mood for that (Aren’t we all sometimes?). It’s also perfect for the morning-showers, where you can literally jump in the shower and run to work, without having to wake up earlier to apply a moisturizer. Over all, a brilliant product, and very much recommended, specially now that the winter is making our skin more dry. If you love a glowing, younger looking silky skin, or if you have problems with dry skin, this products will work wonders.

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Visiting Talise Spa at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

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I was invited for a tour at the long-awaited, and newly opened, Talise Spa at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. Being a spa-junkie, I cleared my schedule for a few hours and headed their, not knowing exactly what to expect!

Before I start with anything, I did arrive 30 minutes late for my treatment, and wasn’t sure if they’ll accommodate me with this delay since it’s always in issue in spas. I walked in and informed the Spa Assistant Manager, Ms. Marcia, who was actually welcoming me at the spa as I walked in, and she managed to squeeze me in for an appointment after 1 hour from my arrival, which gave me plenty of time to enjoy the facilities. Perfect start!

Let me walk you through my experience, a visually rich one indeed. After the rescheduling of my appointment, I was asked to fill my information and medical history/condition on a paper which they keep for the reference of your therapist, while doing so, I was served a juice shot and an ice cold towel for refreshment. I was then escorted by a spa staff from the spa reception area to the women’s private spa facility, and here the journey began.

The first thing inside was of course, the changing room, where they give you an amazingly soft robe to get comfortable before you start with your treatments.

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My next stop, the Female Inhale room. Consists of steam, sauna, snow room, a hydro pool, and tropical showers with heated beds. Great for your circulation and for prepping your skin and mood for the treatment that follows. I was familiar with all the facilities inside the Female Inhale except for the snow room, and I was excited to try it, but to be honest, I got so claustrophobic I couldn’t last for more than 15 seconds inside. You should definitely give it a try when you’re there though, your skin does feel great after. The idea is to try it after the sauna or the steam, when your skin is hot and moist; being exposed to freezing cold air immediately after, gives you a feeling of lifting and freshness.

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After the Female Inhale, I couldn’t wait to try out the Salarium, or The Salt Room, a room made entirely of the finest Himalayan crystal salt, known as ‘white gold’ for its amazing benefits. It includes elements naturally identical to your body’s. It helps regulate the water content throughout your body, promotes a healthy balance in your cells, particularly your brain cells, promotes blood sugar health and helping to reduce the signs of aging, supports respiratory health, improves sinus health, prevents muscle cramps, promotes bone strength, and regulates your sleep. All you have to do is lay down on the heated water mattress bed and breath!

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Finally, it was time for my Swedish massage. I was already so relaxed and de-stressed that the massage came as a perfect compliment to that mood. The treatments area is big, and my masseuse was quite and friendly. Just what I needed at the time.

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After the massage, I was escorted to the recovery room for some more relaxation and wellness tea.

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And at last, passed by the color therapy room, to make sure my relaxed mood is absolutely intact for the rest of the day, or the week in that matter. You just lay there on the white rocking beds in a blue lit room, and look at the colorful light on the ceiling, and think of nothing.

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After I changed back and before I was ready to leave, I passed by the ladies-only gym that is located in the spa. A good space for workout as well as a complete range of machines.

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What they also offer in Talise is private suites for couples. Complete with a private entrance, you get to enjoy exclusive quality time with your loved one. They have 2 suites that you could book separately or together. And you can book per hour for a minimum of 2 hours.

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They also offer the range of products they use for treatments for you to buy and continue using at home, Nature Bisse, Aromatherapy Associates, and ila, expert labels in their field and carry a great reputation in the skin and aromatherapy industry. I will be making a separate post on Nature Bisse in a couple of weeks after I use the products I got.

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To arrange an appointment, please contact Talise Spa:

Tel: +965 226 9688
Email: jmbtalise@jumeirah.com

Extra Flawless Mother’s Day With Make Up For Ever

It is this time of year where mothers deserve to be appreciated and pampered on their special day. What better way to indulge your mother than to offer her beauty products which will make her look flawless and feel good. Catering to the needs of every woman, Make Up For Ever offers a wide range of professional products which will definitely put a smile on your mother’s face. Want to create the perfect beauty hamper for her? Here are the must-have products for her complexion, eyes & lips.

HD Elixir & HD Primer

HD Elixir & HD Primer
It is very important to maintain the radiance and the healthy glow of the skin. Before applying makeup, your mom must prepare her skin by applying HD Elixir; a unique serum that offers instant and long-lasting hydration to the skin; it also hides the puffiness, fine lines and signs of fatigue. It is then recommended she applies HD Primer before the foundation. HD Primer is a microperfecting primer which nourishes and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. It creates a protective layer on the skin allowing the foundation to glide on easily and to last longer.

Liquid Lift Foundation

Liquid Lift Foundation
It is advisable for mothers to use liquid foundations to avoid highlighting the fine lines on the skin. Make Up For Ever experts recommend the Liquid Lift Foundation because it has a “lifting” effect which will smooth out wrinkles and tone down signs of tiredness. It is also suitable for dry, tired or mature skin.

Lift Concealer

Lift Concealer
To naturally hide dark circles and minor complexion alternations, it is recommended to use Lift Concealer as its formula improves skin tones and smooths the lines around the eyes.

Matte Eyeshadows
Matte shades eyeshadows would be perfect for mothers as they avoid enhancing the wrinkles. It is also advisable to choose nude and earthy colors such as shades of beige and brown.

Kohl Pencil all shades

Khol Pencils
Especially adapted to sensitive and thin skin around and inside the eye, the Kohl Pencil gives depth and intensity to the eyes. Its particularly gentle formula is tolerated by the most sensitive eyes, its soft and smooth texture blends effortlessly and keeps the skin around the eyes hydrated.

Smoky Lash Mascara - Black

Smoky Lash Mascara
Smoky Lash enhances lashes, for exceptional volume, infinite length and ultimate curl. It is available in 5 shades: black, blue, plum, brown and green

Aqua Brow

Aqua Brow
Your mother will definitely love this. Aqua Brow, the waterproof eyebrow corrector that fills, defines and lengthens brows. It gives a natural result which remains flawless throughout the day and holds up under all conditions.

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Lip Line Perfector
To ensure that lips are defined and that the colour of her lipstick lasts longer, we recommend the Lip Line Perfector as it will act as an invisible barrier, keeping the colour inside the lip line and preventing lipstick from bleeding and feathering.

Rouge Artist Intense and Rouge Artist Natural

Rouge Artist Intense and Rouge Artist Natural
Make Up For Ever experts recommend you choose natural nude colors to enhance natural radiance. Choose creamy textures for the lipstick and avoid shiny and dark colors. Choose from their wide range of Rouge Artist Intense and Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks available in 100 shades to suit any outfit, occasion, or mood.

Make Up For Ever is available at Debenhams, Faces, Sephora, Vavavoom, & Beidoun stores. Happy Mother’s Day!

Make Up For Ever Spring Look 2013: Technicolor

This Spring, think bright and bold colors as Technicolor made its way on the runways and Make Up For Ever releases its limited edition Technicolor Palette just in time to offer women the must-have shades of the season which adapt to every mood, occasion, and outfit.

Inspired from the Technicolor camera technique, the very first cinematographic tones which revealed over-saturated colored images to the world, Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of Make Up For Ever created the Technicolor palette to paint an image of beauty in saturated colors while playing with light contrast to re-color reality, giving it a novel modern edge. Scroll down to see the super easy, step-by-step manual to the bubbly season’s look.

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STEP 1: Using 10P brush, apply the yellow eyeshadow on the entire eyelid and then use the 16P brush to apply it on the lower lash line.

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STEP 2: Using the 10P brush, apply eyeshadow #72 in Turquoise on the outer corner of the eye and into the crease blending it with the yellow shadow. Use eyeshadow #91 in Apple Green as the intermediate color. Using the 16P brush, apply eyeshadow #72 in Turquoise along the lower lash line and blend with eyeshadow #91 in Apple Green.

Tip: To give more intensity to the lash line, apply Aqua Eyes pencil 12L in Blue with Green Highlights before applying the eyeshadow.

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STEP 3: Apply eyeshadow #00 in White at the center of the brow bone to highlight.

Tip: To give more intensity to the eyes, apply Kohl Pencil 3K in Pearly Turquoise on the water line.

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STEP 4: Apply eyeshadow #116 in Lilac on the inner corner of the eye and blend.

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STEP 5: Using the 16P brush, apply eyeshadow #72 in Turquoise on the upper lash line to better define and intensify the line.

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STEP 6: Finish by applying Smoky Lash Mascara.

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Coinciding with the trend for Spring 2013, this palette is this season’s must-have accessory offering a mix of bright & softer shades of eyeshadow in a variety of matte, satiny, and iridescent textures. 5 basic shades, the mainstay of the timeless Make Up For Ever collection, ensure that there is something for everyone: Lilac, Black, Matte White, Espresso, and Iridescent Yellow Beige. These are complemented by 3 radiant shades that concentrate all the vitality of spring: Turquoise, Apple Green, and a limited edition of this spring’s flagship color, Yellow; the most luminous shade and the “It” shade of the season as it is a primary, hyper-pigmented, glowing yellow whose joyful vitality will electrify the eyes and overall look with its radiance.

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Technicolour Palette will be available in the market starting from the 15th February 2013. Make Up For Ever is available at Debenhams, Faces, Sephora, Vavavoom, & Beidoun stores.

Make Up For Ever Valentine’s Day Beauty Must-Haves

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun and Make Up For Ever has the must-haves to offer every lady that breath-taking look she’s looking for! With a mix of reds & pinks you will sweep your partner off his feet.!

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Every lady loves taking pictures on this special occasion to hold onto the memories. Make Up For Ever HD range is very popular as it has been created to perfect complexion and hide imperfections in a very natural manner, leaving close-ups on high-definition cameras flawless.

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Prep your skin to look silky flawless with Make Up For Ever Face & Body; a gel-based foundation composed of 80% water. Applying it on the body guarantees a natural and even coverage or a natural sun tan effect depending on shade selected. Guaranteed waterproof, long-lasting and non-transferable, it is suitable for all skin types.

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A flawless complexion is never complete without a glow which reveals the skin in a new light. Make Up For Ever Uplight, a silky gel which naturally lights up the face, is a must-have! Apply the Uplight on the upper part of the cheeks, the browbone and the outer corner of the eyes. To get an even more glamorous result, accentuate your lip shape by putting a touch of Uplight above the edge of the upper lip.

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Opt for cream blush. It will look like you are glowing with that natural flush. Make Up For Ever HD Blush is an easy to apply cream blush that guarantees a radiant and glowing complexion while keeping a natural look, lighting up any skin type.

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Eyeliner is one of the best ways to adorn your eyes. Go for long-lasting eyeliners that do not smudge. With Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner #13 in Matte Black, high precision waterproof liquid eyeliner, you will be able to create a long-lasting cat eye effect. For a fashionable touch, you can layer a second line of eyeliner in a fashionable red shade with Aqua Liner #10 above the “doe eye” line. To complete the look, apply Aqua Smoky Lash waterproof mascara to add more volume and length to your lashes.

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Red lips are perfect for Valentine’s Day especially if the iconic red color will last all night long without you having to worry about retouching. Aqua Rouge #8 in red is ideal as it is a high-impact waterproof liquid lipstick which delivers intense and long-lasting coverage with an eye-catching shine of a gloss for an impactful smile. For more defined lips, contour the lips with Aqua Lip waterproof lip liner # 8C in red.

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Make Up For Ever is available at Debenhams, Faces, Sephora, Vavavoom, & Beidoun stores. Happy Valentine’s!

Evans: Looks That Love Your Body? Yes Please!

Are you ready? Evans is set to change the way women will view their bodies and celebrate the positive aspects of every woman’s shape. After speaking to 5,000 women, evans has distinguished the four body shapes that are the most representative of women’s curves which are apple, hourglass, pear and busty.

Evans plans to revolutionize the high street to help women shop by their own shape. To make shopping fun and easier for any woman, evans is developing labeling, pattern blocks, and customer guides in store and online, to offer modern collections that fit to flatter every woman’s shape. It’s like having your own personal stylist every time you shop.

Trend Alert: White Ink Tattoo!

Ok girls, a new trend is comin our way..White Ink Tattoo! It opened eyes towards it after model Kate Moss, and singer Lindsay Lohan showed off their tattoo designs which are barely visible on the skin.

White tattoos require a higher quality, thicker ink to be injected into the skin using a very sharp needle and the ink often needs to be applied several times because it is not absorbed into the skin as easily as black ink.

So what do you girls think? Yay or Nay?

I’ve been thinking for a while to get some kind of body art..Tattoo, white tattoo, body piercing..Just haven’t decided yet..what’s exciting is that, finally, there is a legitemate certified place offering this, here in Kuwait!!

Eden Salon & Spa, have recently launched a service for tattoo and body peircing of all kinds! So this goes for all body art lovers, you can easily call them for counselation appointment where you can meet their tattoo and peircing artist and get it all sorted out! cool, isn’t it?!

Click here for their Facebook page, or call them on 2241-9556/7.