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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Sheer Bliss for Glamistas

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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 glambox.me 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 GlamBox.me

The 5 Travel Essentials From Neutrogena

Whether you’re taking off to a remote paradise island, or you’re headed for some city retail bliss, you want to look your best without packing the entire cabinet. Travelling is about making your beauty routine easy… so pack wisely! Here is a travel kit with 5 beauty essentials from Neutrogena, #1 dermatologist recommended brand, to help you look good, feel relaxed, and lighten your suitcase too!

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Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30, 45 & 55

We all know it: harmful UV radiation is the main culprit in causing wrinkles, brown spots, and the accelerated aging of our skin. Sunscreen is the best ally we’ve got! So, don’t leave anywhere without the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen: it is powerful, water-resistant and ultra-light.
It benefits from the dry-touch technology which makes it go on easily and absorbs instantly for an invisible, weightless feel on your skin, plus its oil free formula leaves a non-greasy, matte finish, so your skin is shine free. It’s PABA free and non-comedogenic too.

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Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Concentrated Hand Cream

Here’s a piece of advice that goes a long way: always treat your hands the way you treat your face! Most women end up neglecting their hands. There is no point having a youthful face, if your hands look uncared for and aged. Luckily, Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Hand Cream can still salvage them: it’s long lasting, glycerine-rich and highly concentrated formula noticeably improves the look and feel of your skin, leaving your hands soft and smooth after just one application.

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Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Lip Care

Dry, chapped lips seems to be a chronic condition for most women, and that’s because lips are the most delicate part of our face and they need special care. Keep Neutrogena’s lip moisturiser handy and apply it frequently throughout the day. Its moisture-enriched formula soothes and conditions your lips, keeping them healthy-looking and soft.

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Neutrogena® Norwegian Formula® Foot Cream

Your feet cover a lot of ground, literally. At the end of the day they need prompt relief! Thanks to its concentrated and dermatologist-tested formula, Neutrogena’s foot cream moisturises and softens for more than 17 hours, so that your feet feel noticeably softer and smoother.

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Neutrogena® Deep Clean Makeup Remover Wipes

After a long, hectic day there’s nothing that you‘re more grateful for than Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Makeup Remover Wipes. With one step, these ultra-soft, pre-moistened wipes effectively and gently sweep away makeup, dirt and oil leaving skin thoroughly clean. There’s no residue behind and no need to rinse! Clinically proven to remove as much as 99.3% of our most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, this patented formula is as gentle as water to the eyes. Definitely one of life’s little conveniences and a must for your travel beauty kit!

Neutrogena® product range is available in pharmacies and supermarkets across Kuwait & UAE.

A Tour @Vavavoom Avenues Store

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I got an invitation by the lovely staff of Vavavoom to tour the store and learn more about the products and the brands they carry, and to celebrate their social media kickoff as they launch their Facebook page.

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Walked into the store, and from there into the events room, where they host different functions and special activities. first up, some yummy Dean & Deluca pass-arounds to start with.

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After mingling a bit with the staff and organizers of the event, it was show time! Mr. Adel Al Shatti, The Marketing Manager, invited us to start the tour, and boy, does he know what he’s talking about!

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We started with the budget-friendly section; Maybelline, L’oreal, Max Factor, Bourjois, Pupa Milano, Artdeco, Une Natural Beauty, Hello Kitty, and their latest addition, Nails inc.!

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The second part of the tour was at ‘the dome’ – Perfumes’ lala land! All sort of brands, packages, & deals! A one stop destination for your fragrance shopping.

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And now, the fun part, higher-end beauty stands or as they call it in Vavavoom: castles! Amazing range of products with some exclusive brands as well!

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One of the brands they pride the most; Hind Aloud, a unique, luxury brand offering the richest quality of perfumes and oils presented in a modern elegant image.
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Would make a gorgeous gift to a perfumie! Wonderful fragrance and amazing packaging.

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Done with the store? Not yet! Moving a bit to the back, we were introduced to Clarins Men grooming room; a place where a modern man can enjoy some quality time and a pampering dose with a whole lot of products of his choice! Sweet!

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Of course, not only men get to enjoy the products, women too! with more options and more rooms, you can not go wrong! with the help of their beauty experts, you get to try the product line of your choice before you make your purchase, let it be skin care products or makeup! And the cherry on top of the sundae? This service is free of charge!
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And before we wrapped up, we were told one more really, really good news! Vavavoom will soon be launching their own line of beauty products! And they were nice enough to give it to us for an exclusive preview! I will be making a separate post very soon to tell you all about it! Stay Tuned!

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Big thank you goes to Abdulhadi for the invitation, and to Adel for the amazingly informative tour! Looking forward seeing you guys in upcoming events. To stay updated with news and beauty tips from Vavavoom, like their facebook page, here.