Calling out to all makeup addicts out there… bring out the child in you at Sephora Middle East’s limited edition #GiftBeautyParks

Located in the hub of CityWalk 2, this stand-alone Sephora structure gives retro carnivals a beauty makeover with age-old favorite games including Toss a Ring, Buzz Wire, Claw Machine and more. 

 

Meet the newest member of my makeup stash… the much talked about Urban Decay Velvetizer Translucent Mix-in Medium. I’m a makeup base rookie; I tend to reserve foundations for special occasions and am still learning the ropes on the art of base mixing (kinda sounds like a DJ work description if you ask me!).

A well-meaning makeup junkie friend of mine push me into buying the Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Setting Powder many moons ago, and I religiously follow her instructions on using it as a base powder under my foundation as it promises longer wear. I thought the Velvetizer was an upgraded version of the same, but turns out it has a totally different purpose.

#TrueStory A couple of weeks ago, we got a call from our building caretaker. He tells us that the apartment right under us has been complaining about leakage from their bathroom roof.

The culprit is our bathtub… whenever we shower, our neighbours get a spray-down of it too! Pretty grotesque, but what was even scarier was when the plumber came around.

Turns out the clogging in the bathtub drainage is equivalent to a heart-attack of sorts. The pipes, like clogged up arteries, gave way to a major piping breakdown… and it was cholesterol. It was my hair. 

 

Skincare derived from natural ingredients is not a passing fad, but should be incorporated as a way of life. Sadly most organic beauty brands come with hefty price tags. I was therefore thrilled to discover the very affordably priced, high-quality WoMn Cosmetics.

WoMn Cosmetics is an Abu Dhabi-based natural beauty brand conceptualized and created by Croatian pharmacologist Goran Vestermajer. The name of the brand is dedicated to his beautiful wife and business partner Nena, and stands for ‘Wife Of Mine Nena’. 

 

I have an inside joke about my hair. While others talk about the cliche ‘silky mane’, I claim mine’s more like cotton in texture (even bordering linen on particularly dry, frazzled days). With all that bleaching, the constant humidity and a need for washing it out far too often, my hair is crying out for some serious TLC.

Already a huge fan of the sheet masks and many of the innovative skincare products that fall under the ‘made in Sephora’ umbrella, imagine my excitement when Sephora announced the launch of its very own overnight hair masks!

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Sephora Fall 2017 launch event. Every girl worth her makeup bag eagerly awaits anything to do with Sephora, there’s always something new and exciting happening here.

I got a sneak-peak of many of the brand new Fall 2017 beauty goodies that are hitting the Sephora shelves this October, and wanted to share a rundown of my favorites here with you…

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As a part of my bedtime beauty regime, I love a good, highly moisturizing body butter. Even in the peak of summer, I feel certain areas need extra TLC and I therefore prefer highly nourishing formulations.

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I am becoming a huge fan of Abu Dhabi-born organic beauty brand Womn Cosmetics. Conceptualized and created (hand-made to boot!) by husband and wife duo Goran and Nena, every product in their range is loaded with natural goodness. I was therefore elated to receive a jar of their Avocado Dream body butter.

Imagine combining the healing power of gemstones with beauty. Such lavish thought, such sought-after luxury can only be conceptualized in the Middle East. A brand new skincare brand pioneered by a pair of Kuwaiti princesses and proudly made in the UK, the very concept of Prismologie had me excited the very first time I saw it filling up my social media feeds.

I was sent these absolutely adorable sample-sized tubes to try, and wanted to share my initial thoughts on the brand with you here today.