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.


VIVA: Small to Big 3

What is STB?

Small to Big (STB) is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative sponsored by VIVA telecommunication and organized by Pink Coffee Marketing & PR to assist Kuwaiti corporates understand the market dynamics and situation and provide them with the essential tools and knowledge to augment their businesses to greater heights.

STB 3 is the second time STB will be going to London to the prestigious King’s College.

This time STB is offering a management course to 10 lucky participants on: March 11th – 17th, 2012.

Hurry up and Apply NOW!

I was one of the members of Viva STB 1; it was a great program with much learnings!

Viva Bloggers Dinner & Comedy Show

A bunch of bloggers were invited for dinner with Viva Telecom and a ‘special guest’ not to be missed! As per what the invitation said! The dinner was held at Upper Crust Pizzeria located at The Village, Abulhasaniya; we headed there full of curiosity!

We get there, and to our surprise, the special guest is Fahad Al-Butairi! The star of the famous YouTube show “La Yekthar“! He introduced himself and cracked some jokes, then we started the yummies.

During dinner, Viva extended our invitations to the next day’s ‘Comedy Night’ taking place at guest, for which Fahad and his crew were here all the way from Saudi.

We got to GUST the next day, and show starts; Ibrahim Khairallah went first; then Fadi Al-Shehri, and finally Fahad Al-Butairi. Some giggles! The room was full of laughter the whole time! Those guys are wicked! And guess what guys, you will get the chance to see them, as they will be coming back to Kuwait in about a couple of months 😀

Thank you viva, for the dinner and the show. always a pleasure.

Check-In VIVA Branches, Become A Mayor & Win iPhone 4S!

VIVA has announced the launch of its commercial branches’ locations on foursquare as customers will now be able to locate any of VIVA branches on the foursquare app through their smart devices.

Customers are invited to visit VIVA branches at the Kuwait International Airport, the Avenues Mall and 360 Mall on January 10th 2012 to benefit of becoming a “Mayor” to one of those branches and get the chance to win the new iPhone 4S that was recently launched by VIVA. In addition, VIVA will launch several offers and promotions on the foursquare app to better interact with the customers.

Follow Viva on twitter account : @vivatelecom & their facebook page : VIVAQ8

Viva Telecom Teams Up With Manchester United

Last Thursday, I was invited by VIVA to what they claimed to be the biggest sports event in town..And boy were they right! During the event Viva announced its five years sponsorship agreement with Manchester United starting season 2011/2012! With their strive to bring the latest to the Kuwaiti telco market, VIVA will be providing all the latest about Man U, as well as several exciting competitions which will give us chances to Go To Manchester and watch great games at Old Trafford.

The event was well-organized, and the legendary Man U player, Bryan Robson, was there, side by side with Mr. Salman Al-Badran to break the news to all excited fans.

Wanna know more? Click Here.

Telecom Switch, Soon?

Looks like soon we’ll be able to switch between telecom companies while keeping the same number..That’d be cool! Get ready for a fierce competition folks! 😀

UPDATE: Just got some info from Q8Stig, this ad is promoting Wataniya moving to their new head offices and not the anticipated telecom switch.

Thanks Stiggy 🙂