BTS: The Posh Fairy for L’Occitane Au Bresil

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My latest project for Posh Fairy was a shoot for the soon to be launched L’Occitane au Bresil; a new brand with a French soul and a Brazilian heart. Traveling through the waters of Brazil, Olivier Baussan; the founder of L’Occitane en Provence discovered rich and exuberant eco-systems with fascinating ingredient stories, this encounter of Brazilian liveliness with L’Occitane’s values inspired to create a new brand: L’Occitane au Bresil.

The concept of the shoot was obviously inspired by Brasil, the beauty, the vivid colors, and the tradition. After scouting a few potential locations, we decided to shoot at a nursery, and Home & Garden were more than welcoming of the idea, and offered us complete access to their showroom. I will be sharing the final shots with you very soon, as they are currently exclusive material to Styles Magazine June issue.

And lastly for now, I would like to bring your attention towards every person who worked with me on this shoot, the team was in amazing harmony and they made the entire project such a great experience. A big thank you goes to all of them.

– Art director / Stylist: Joumana Soufi @thesidetalk
– Photographer: Jean Claude Dib @jeanclaudedib.photography
– Model: Hannah Delaimi @stylenscones
– Outfits: Enti @entikw
– Accessories: Stylist’s own
– Hair: Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff @azizaskaff of @blushkwt
– Makeup: Amal Al Adwani @amal_makeupartist
– BTS photography & videography: Roqaya Shamo @rshamo_
– Location: Home & Garden Nursery @homeandgarden

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Get The Look: Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup

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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.

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

Eyes:
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

Lips:
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!

The Posh Fairy Goes Under Water

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For as far as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with underwater photography. Maybe because it reflects a certain type of beauty that you don’t see everyday, and you definitely might not even know exists!

The work on this project was challenging as much as it was very exciting. I put the team together and was stuck looking for the photography equipment that we needed, rented some from a company and scheduled the shoot which had to be between 3 am and 9 am since the pool of Al Hamra Thermae would be open for members after that. The shoot was a while back so add to that, it was freezing! Unfortunately, Jalil and I weren’t happy with the results, and the shots were not a success. We had to stop, go home, and reschedule another early shoot. Meanwhile, look for better equipment.

About 3 weeks later, we were ready. With an excited team and killer equipment, we scheduled the shoot for the second time. Here’s a glimpse of what went on, and of course, the outcome.

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– Art Director / Stylist: Joumana Soufi
– Photographer: Jalil Marvin
– Photography Equipment: TechSys Marine / AAB World
– Model : Sune Vantonder
– Makeup: Marvelous Makeup
– Location: Al Hamra Thermae

Spring Makeup Trends 2014 from Pond’s Arabia

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Spring is a great way to bring new colors into your makeup wardrobe. This spring brings together some bright, bold, and fun trends. Make up Artist & Brand Ambassador for Pond’s Arabia, Nilo Haq, put together this list of the hottest trends of the season. From orange lips, bushy eyebrows and white eyeliner there is something different for everyone to try!

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Trend #1: Bright Orange Lips

Orange lips have been a popular color during the warm weather for quite some time. Take this trend up a notch by going bolder and brighter than ever! It’s a great pop of color for the spring/summer as compared to the usual red lip.

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Trend #2: Glowing Skin

This spring bring on the glow! Everyone loves healthy, glowing skin. Try the trend by mixing a bit of Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream into your foundation for a natural yet glowing complexion. For added shine, apply a powder highlighter on the cheekbones. You’ll be getting compliments all day!

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Trend #3: Pops of Blue

Make your eyes a notable statement with bright blue eye shadow on the eyelids. Play with the trend to suit your personality by even placing pops of blue shadow under the eye or even bold blue liquid eyeliner paired with heavy mascara.

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Trend #4: White Eyeliner

White was a happening color this past winter and continues into spring 2014. Dare to wear something different by adding some white to your makeup! Try replacing your usual black eyeliner with white! It’s a fun way to change up your look without being too drastic. Complete your look by pairing it with a hot pink lip color!

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Trend #5: Bushy Brows

Overly shaped and even arched eyebrows are a trend of the past. This season it’s all about bushy brows. Bushy brows may not be for everyone, so instead change up the shape of your brow by keeping them square.

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Trend #6: Orchid

Radiant orchid is the color of the year for 2014! You’ll be seeing it from clothes to bags to coats. Adding orchid into your makeup bag is a must! Try the trend by applying some orchid eye shadow to your eyelids or a beautiful orchid shaded gloss. You will love it!

A Paradise Lost By The Posh Fairy

In my social life, I meet a lot of women, most of them, if not all, are very beautiful and take real good care of their appearance, they are always happy when you bump into them at social gatherings or events, but behind closed doors is a different story, a struggle, and a painful rejection. This scenario has inspired the concept for this shoot, a paradise lost, or a paradise that only ever existed in the woman’s mind, before she wakes up to the agonizing reality.

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Desperation over a fleeting love, rage over the doubt of betrayal, a burning, unrequited desire to be loved. Can you summon those sensations? Hold on to them as you take one woman’s journey towards a paradise lost. Let the air of desperation and 1960s melodrama cling to you like the aroma of tobacco clings to tweed, like the way a trail of mascara tears stains fine satin.

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For TheCity Magazine – Jan 2014: A PARADISE LOST

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | STYLIST
Joumana Soufi – Posh Fairy

PHOTOGRAPHER
Jalil Marvin

MODELS
Toosha
The Glowing Mask

WARDROBE
Vitage55

ACCESSORIES
Stylist’s Own

HAIR
Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff – Blush Hair & Beauty Center

MAKEUP
Ghadeer Qambar

LOCATION
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The Posh Fairy December Project: Razzle Dazzle

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For TheCity Magazine – Dec 2013: RAZZLE DAZZLE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | STYLIST
Joumana Soufi – Posh Fairy

PHOTOGRAPHER
Jalil Marvin

MODEL
Faiza Kabir

WARDROBE
Designers’ Lounge

ACCESSORIES
Nass Boutique

HAIR
Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff – Blush Hair & Beauty Center

MAKEUP
Marlon Malinao

Splash Into Summer With Make Up For Ever Aqua Range Festival

Make Up For Ever is going huge this summer with its Award-winning Aqua Range as it reveals its latest additions to this high performance, waterproof collection, available in a rainbow of colors. Combining long-wear and easy application, Aqua Range is ideal for women who want quick-to-apply makeup that is both flawless and very long-lasting. Guaranteed waterproof, it offers maximum resistance to water and rubbing to provide unique staying power on the face, eyes and lips. The intense pigments hold up perfectly all day long, and all night too to perfect your makeup style!

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The Aqua Range collection includes a wide variety of products catering to every color and look desired; and this summer new shades have been introduced to this desirable collection.

Aqua Cream: Express yourself with the multipurpose waterproof Aqua Cream which can be applied on your lips, cheeks and eyes. This summer, Aqua Cream, is entering a new era with limited editions of three exclusive, ultra-refreshing shades: Aqua Cream #52 in Pearly Green Lagoon, Aqua Cream #53 in Pearly Pastel Green, Aqua Cream #54 in Pearly Mauve.

Aqua Eyes: Bring out the beauty of your eyes with this must-have waterproof eyeliner pencil; Aqua Eyes. A stunning limited edition new color, Aqua Eyes #52L in Pearly Green Lagoon, has been added to the range for this summer and is complemented by 2 star shades of the season, Aqua Eyes #25L in Matte Brown, and Aqua Eyes #11L in Purple.

Aqua Black: An ultra-pigmented waterproof black cream which can be used as an eyeliner and eyeshadow to offer you endless eye-catching looks!

Aqua Shadow: This waterproof eyeshadow pencil can be applied as quickly as possible allowing you to create stunning looks in no time.

Aqua Liner: Shape your eyes with this waterproof liquid eyeliner that features an ergonomic applicator which makes it easy for you to draw an ultra-precise and adjustable line for any look you desire.

Aqua Smoky Lash: Add volume, length and instant curl to your lashes with Aqua Smoky lash mascara.

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Aqua Brow: Shape and maintain your eyebrows with this waterproof eyebrow corrector which guarantees you an extremely long-lasting flawless eyebrows. You don’t have to worry about finding the right brush as it comes with 2 complementary eyebrow brushes.

Aqua Creamliner: The 2 in 1 Aqua Creamliner is cream-gel eyeliner specifically designed for an extra long-lasting, waterproof eye makeup. It can be used as eyeliner or smudged like an eyeshadow.

Aqua Seal: This product is designed to convert all powdery makeup (Star Powder, Diamond Powder, Eye Shadows, Eyeliner cake, Pigments, Glitters) and pencils into waterproof makeup.

Aqua Rouge: Achieve those perfect lips with the ultimate waterproof liquid lipstick which leaves incredibly beautiful and plump lips under the spotlight. 5 new shades are introduced this season for you to try out. Aqua Rouge #18 in poppy Coral shade which lights up any look, along with four other sunny shades: Aqua Rouge #16 in Fuschia, Aqua Rouge #19 in Pomegranate Pink, Aqua Rouge #20 in Baby Pink, Aqua Rouge #17 in Bright Orange

Aqua Lip: Emphasize and reshape your lip contour with a complementing shade of Aqua Lip, the waterproof lip liner which gives shape to your lips while blending invisibly into your matching lipstick. Its soft, supple, creamy texture embraces the lips and stays perfectly true for hours. Joining the 18 colors already available in the Aqua Lip range, two new fruity shades have been added to the line: Aqua Lip #19 in deep Pomegranate Pink, and Aqua Lip #20 in pale Baby Pink.

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Now here’s the step-by-step on how to get this gorgeous summer look:

STEP 1:

Apply Aqua Cream #54 in pearly mauve from the middle of the eyelid to the outer corner of the eye.

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Apply Aqua Cream #53 in pearly pastel green from the inner corner of the eye to the middle of the eyelid. Then, blend softly both colors.

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Apply Aqua Cream #52 in pearly green lagoon onto the crease of the eye. Before it dries, blend it lightly upwards.

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With Aqua Eyes #11L in purple, draw the lash line starting from the inner corner of the eye until the middle.

 Pro tips: First, sharpen the pencil to get an accurate and fine line.

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With Aqua Eyes #52L in pearly green lagoon, continue drawing the lash line from the middle to the outer corner of the eye.

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Apply lightly Aqua Cream #54 in pearly mauve onto the lower lash line using a slanted brush.

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Eh voila! Enjoy a hot, colorful, vibrant summer!

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Make Up For Ever is available at Debenhams, Faces, Sephora, Vavavoom, & Beidoun stores. Follow them on their Facebook page, here, for beauty tips and products updates.

Superstar Glamour With Celebrity GlamBox Edition

The celebrity lifestyle is a heady mix of beauty and glamour. One minute stepping out in style for a premiere, the next posing for a photo shoot, and always managing to look flawless. It does leave us wondering how on Earth DO they do it? Well, the secrets are out!

GlamBox has proudly collaborated with five of Dubai’s most influential beauty and fashion celebrities to curate a special edition for summer 2013. These inspiring fashionistas are now revealing their favorite beauty products especially for you Glamistas! So, who are they?!

Celebrity GlamBoxes 20131- Huda Kattan: an award-winning blogger and Hollywood-trained celebrity make-up artist. Inside Huda’s Glambox you will find:

– Huda Beauty Lashes – A beauty creation from Huda herself, these lashes go to great lengths and unbelievable volume
– Lush Lip Scrub – enriched with a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and jojoba oil, leaving your lips super soft
– Vaseline Cocoa Body Lotion – smoothes away rough skin and the appearance of dark spots, igniting skin’s natural glow
– Vaseline Petroleum Jelly – especially effective in healing dry skin and minor cuts and reducing the appearance of fine lines
– Ciaté Nail Polish – famous for its caviar nail collection, this is the trendiest nail polish in town

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2- Tala Samman: a celebrity blogger, stylist, editor and consultant who knows the beauty world inside out. Her GlamBox is filled with:

– Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel – an exfoliating cream that smoothes, brightens and clarifies the complexion

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face, and removes even water-resistant make-up

– MAC Lipstick – the lipstick that made MAC famous: colour plus texture for the lips

– Bio Oil – multi-award-winning specialist skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone

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3- Actress Tamara Al Gabbani is also a TV presenter and a talented fashion designer. Her beauty must-haves for you to try are:

– Syoss Professional Shine Boost Mask – an intensive, 1-minute mask that provides radiant shine and smoothes your hair like never before

– Bioderma Sensibio H20 – a gentle solution that cleanses the face and removes even water-resistant make-up

– Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara – coats every single lash without weighting them down, for a wide-eyed look

– La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream – luxurious treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, dark under-eye circles and much more

– L’Oreal Color Riche Balm – provides a hint of luscious kissable color, full 8 hours of continuous hydration and smoothes lips instantly

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4- Award-winning TV and radio presenter, Simone Heng, is delighted to be bringing you her GlamBox, featuring:

– Ponds Gold Radiance Serum – diminishes early signs of ageing and boosts your skin’s youthful radiance

– Ponds Gold Radiance Day Cream – infused with the goodness of real gold and clinically proven to lift away skin dullness

– Dove Hair Therapy Damage Solutions – targeted root action for superior hair fall protection and stronger hair

– Herbline Essentials Cucumber & Rose Skin Tonic – a beautiful and natural skin toner from the popular organic range

– Lipstick Queen founded by Poppy King – the result of a lifetime devoted to finding the perfect lipstick

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5- Former Miss Lebanon, media doyenne and digital stylista of Gheir.com, Zoya Sakr lets you in a few of her beauty secrets with her GlamBox:

– Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil Spray – nourishes, repairs and softens face, body and hair in a single step without a greasy residue

– Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – award-winning professional hair mask spray that offers 10 real benefits

– Middle Eastern Rosewater blend – 100% natural toner, with mineralising, pore minimising astringent and anti-inflammatory properties

– Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Body Butter – richly hydrating and soothing natural butter that regenerates the epidermis and combats dry skin

– The Cure Gift Voucher – Dubai Media City’s spa sanctuary to get away from it all and be preened, pampered and polished to perfection

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How do you get your hands on these GlamBoxes full of celebrity beauty secrets?

Simply spend AED 500 on GlamBox.me to either purchase a subscription or a product from the GlamShop in July or August to receive a Celebrity GlamBox of your choice. And keep following the GlamBox Facebook page for further chances to win them, too. Remember, these GlamBoxes are limited edition and the offer will only be available while stocks last.

Make Up For Ever Launches ‘My Studio’: Virtual Makeover iPad Application

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Make Up For Ever launches ‘My Studio’, its first virtual reality makeup iPad Application, inviting you to enter the world of professional makeup and enjoy complete journey within Make Up For Ever’s colorful universe.

Available in both English and Arabic, ‘My Studio’ is the ideal place to let your creative side run free as it offers you the possibility to play with all Make Up For Ever’s products and create numerous looks on a selection of models or yourself.

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This exciting free application not only offers you the real shades to try out but also allows you to learn the different makeup techniques. You can try out a multitude of the brand’s signature looks or as many products as your desire even the ones you never thought you could use. Who knows, you could be in for a surprise! ‘My Studio’ allows you to share your before and after images as well as your product wishlist with your friends.

With ‘My Studio’ by Make Up For Ever, you can learn makeup the fun way!

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Dress Up Your Eyes With Make Up For Ever

Imagine the possibilities of dressing up your eyes in any look you desire in just 3 steps! Make Up For Ever launches its For Ever Bridal “La3younik” campaign which presents the 3 must-have products that will satisfy every look and style you desire for your eyes, putting you in the spotlight!
From the most natural to the most surreal look, these 3 fabulous must-haves adapt your eyes to every fashion trend, occasion, and mood.

It is no secret that women are in constant search for the perfect eyes; the following 3 steps and products will definitely help you achieve just that!

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Step 1: Shape eyebrows with Aqua Brow

Aqua Brow; that perfect waterproof eyebrow corrector with a creamy gel texture to guarantee you extremely long-lasting flawless eyebrows. You don’t have to even worry about finding the right brush as it comes with 2 complementary eyebrow brushes to make it easier for you to achieve numerous shapes for your eyebrows.

Step 2: Accessorize lashes with False Lashes

Single eyelashes #9 and False lashes #157 are definitely must-have accessories that emphasize and add depth to your eyes in a natural way. Playing with these 2 lashes can help you achieve any look you desire ranging from natural when applied separately to dramatic look when applied on top of another. Both False lashes come with complementary adhesive to make sure your lashes are fixed well.

Step 3: Adorn your eyes with Aqua Black

Aqua Black, Make Up For Ever’s best seller, is an ultra-pigmented waterproof cream which can be used as an eyeliner and eyeshadow to offer you endless eye-catching looks. With Aqua Black, you will be able to easily try out various eyeliner techniques for different stunning looks everyday.

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Make Up For Ever is available at Debenhams, Faces, Sephora, Vavavoom, & Beidoun stores. Follow them on their Facebook page,
here, for beauty tips and products updates.