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My take on eyelash enhancement treatments

Hello everybody!

 

Eyes are our windows to the outside world and they provide others with glimpses into our inner thoughts and feelings. I am lucky enough that I was born with long lashes, but just like most of the girls, taking a special care of the beauty of my eyelashes and trying to add to their allure is my number one beauty interest.

 

Having said this, it is not a secret that I tried most of the eyelash growth, volumizing, and curling treatments out there, from semi-permanent eyelash extension, LVL treatment, to using eyelash growth serum.

 

In this post I will compare between both treatments and share with you my thoughts about them and my take on each one of them.

 

  1. LVL eyelash treatment:

LVL stands for length, volume, and lifting. The idea of LVL eyelash treatment is simple, a therapist uses a setting serum to straighten your natural lashes at the root (making them look curled up), and then your lashes are tinted, creating the appearance of mascara.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
45 min to 60 min None From AED 250 – AED 400 Avoid water touching your eyelashes for the next 24 hours. –          Looks supernatural, as if you haven’t done anything to your eyelashes.

 

–          Treatment providers tell you the results can last for 6 weeks. In my case they only lasted for 10 days or less.

 

–          No risk of your own eyelashes falling because of this treatment.

 

–          Normal mascara usually gives me more visible results in terms of eyelash curl and colour.

 

 

  1. Semi-permanent eyelash extension:

My favourite eyelash extension hack since 2011! There is more than one type of lash extensions, including: synthetic, silk, and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 20mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using special glue that is formulated in a way that will not irritate the eye.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
Up to 2 hours None From AED 250 – AED 600 Avoid water touching your eyelashes for the next 24 hours. –          It is called fake lashes, so you don’t expect your eyelashes to look natural! Everyone will know you have done something ‘beautiful’ to your eyelashes.

 

–          Lasts for 2 – 4 weeks, if you take good care of them. You can do refills, up to 2 to 3 times, so one set can last up to 3 months with refill sessions.

 

–          Saves time and effort wasted in trying to wear temporary eyelashes and perfecting them.

 

–          The risk of your own eyelashes falling down is high. However, you will get them back in 4 weeks.

 

–          You don’t take them off on your own, this procedure should be done at the beauty center using special product.

 

–          When you take them off, it will take you couple of days to get used to your looks without the eyelash extension.

 

  1. Eyelash enhancing serums:

These are the healthiest eyelash treatment you can give for your eyelashes hands down. They guarantee lengthier lashes that are the real deal. These products are packed with conditioning peptides and fatty acids to stimulate and promote growth. The best part: they’re simple to apply, too.

 

Treatment duration Pain Price Post treatment care My take on it
Should be applied on eyelashes once a day. Results can be seen after 4 to 4 weeks. None Approx. AED 300. Can be bought from most of beauty centres. –          Must be applied on clean eyelashes (after cleaning your eyes from makeup or before wearing makeup.

 

–          Avoid going out in the sun while wearing the serum.

–          Apply on the serum every night on clean eyelashes.

 

–          Apply it every day and you will see the results in 3 to 4 weeks.

 

–          The result is fuller, curlier, and longer lashes.

 

–          In my opinion this is the best solution to get your eyelashes back to norm after wearing semi-permanent eyelashes sets for so long.

 

–          I have sensitive eyes, but the serum I’m using did not cause any side effect. However, I would recommend that you consult a doctor before using it.

 

Sumptuous Scervino

When it comes to choosing the perfect outfit for a special evening out, I’ve always been a fan of feminine pieces. I’m talking about sophisticated as opposed to over-the-top ruffles. To be honest, I’m a bit of a fusspot when it comes to pulling my outfits together and am guaranteed to spend a good month on the hunt before I narrow in on my prey. I discovered Ermanno Scervino’s Spring Summer 2016 collection when I was on the hunt for a wedding outfit. Granted, the wedding isn’t until April, but I gave myself plenty of time because it’s a close friend’s special day.

The whole collection is right up my street. It’s feminine, with its gorgeously soft fabrics, effects of lace and sharp cuts. If there’s a piece every woman should have in her wardrobe, it’s a timeless gown that does all the talking, without the need to accessorise. Over the years, I’ve found it’s a go-to item that you can revisit and pull out of the wardrobe when you need to impress.

Ermanno Scervino ticks all of my boxes. The dusky pink and white lace gowns in their new collection are elegant and ooze femininity. They look expensive, which may sound like a silly statement but in my experience, you can pay a lot of money for items and not be able to decipher their worth. These dresses look and feel high quality – think investment pieces. As they look very feminine, you can wear them in many different ways depending on the season and occasion. In the summer or at a wedding (which is where I’ll be donning my gown), you can wear an elegant strap heel. You don’t need to accessorise more than that. The dresses make enough of a statement! To add some edge in the winter months or for less formal occasions, you can add a strong ankle boot. As I said, they’re timeless so you can update the accompanying shoe and keep the dress as the staple.

Of course, while I was looking for my gown, my eyes were averted to the other pieces in the Ermanno Scervino collection. Like a kid in a candy shop. I’ve fallen in love with the tuxedo dust coats. They’re not for everyone, but I like sharp pieces in my wardrobe. I tend to wear them to death, until I realise I may have over worn it and will then tuck it into the back of my wardrobe, before resurrecting again a year down the line. It’s an item I’d recommend for those who like to stay ahead of the trend. You can wear it on top of your gown or pair with some simple trousers to make a statement.

All in all, for me, the great thing about the collection is that it’s effortless. Each piece can be worn alone, or you can layer and mix them up to create different looks. Stand out from the crowd!

Here are some photos from Ermanno Scervino’s SS16 collection, which is now available at the Dubai Mall.

Guess which one I will be wearing at my friend’s wedding? 😉

ermanno scervino ss 16 pink

ermanno scervino ss 16 white

ermanno scervino ss 16 yellow

ermanno scervino ss 16 colors

ارتداء الجمبسوت للعمل

تعتبر الجمبسوت واحدة من أكثر صيحات الموضة انتشارا لهذا الموسم. وبرأيي هي من القطع التي يجب أن تتوفر في خزانة كل امرأة حريصة على اتباع احدث صيحات الموضة. فالجمبسوت متوفرة بأشكال وقصات متعددة تجعلها ملائمة للجميع على اختلاف أذواقهم وقياساتهم أيضاً. وبالإضافة إلى ذلك فهي قطعة يمكن أن تلائم جميع المناسبات الرسمية والعملية، فما عليك سوى اختيار القطعة المناسبة مع برنامجك لهذا اليوم. وهي حل ملائم جداً للباس رسمي أقل جدية لساعات المكتب الطويلة.

إذا كنت مترددة في ارتداء الجمبسوت، إليك بعض الخطوات التي ستساعدك على اختيار القطعة الأنسب لك:

  1. اختاري المقاس الصحيح. فالقطع الواسعة جداً أو الضيقة جداً لن تعطيك النتيجة المرغوبة
  2. لا تقلقي من ارتداء الجمبسوت الذي يحتوي على النقوش. وإذا كنت ترغبين بإخفاء بضعة كيلوغرامات، بإمكانك
  3. اختيار قطعة ذات نقوش متوسطة الحجم أوصغيرة على خلفية قماش بلون داكن.
  4. بإمكانك أيضا اختيار جمبسوت باللون الأسود. فهذا اللون يبدو رائعاً على الجميع أثبتت الجمبسوت السوداء قدرتها الرائعة على جعل الكثير من السيدات يبدين أكثر رشاقة وطولاً. فلا تنسي أن تجربي هذه الحلية
  5. لا داعي لأن ترتدي الكثير من الاكسسوارات على الجمبسوت ذات النقوش. فهي بحد ذاتها قطعة موضة ملفتة للنظر فلا تبالغي في إطلالتك حتى لا تفقدي البريق المطلوب.

اخترت ارتداء هذا الجمبسوت الأسود بنقط بيضاء صغيرة الحجم من مورجان دي توا. احببت هذه القطعة لأنه تصميمها يوحي بأنك ترتدين قميص وبنطلون، مما يجعلها ملائمة جداً للمكتب والمناسبات الرسمية.

ولإضفاء بعض اللون على المظهر العام، استعنت بحزام وحقيبة باللون البرتقالي.

أتمنى أن تكون هذه الإطلالة قد أعجبتكم. بإمكانكم الحصول عليها من محلات موغان دي توا في مركز الغرير بدي، أو ياس مول في أبوظبي.

تم التقاط الصور بعدسة المبدعة ياسمين أحمد من ET-Photography 

المكان – مركز مرايا للفنون

قمت بعمل المكياج وتنسيق الملابس بنفسي

Outfit by Morgan De Toi

Outfit by Morgan De Toi

Wearing Jumpsuit for Office

For another season jumpsuits continue to rock as an essential fashion piece in every woman’s wardrobe. What I love about jumpsuits is that they are versatile, always put together, can fit in any social calendar and there is nothing like a jumpsuit to fashion up your 9 to 6 formal routine.

If you are hesitant of buying a jumpsuit, here are some tips to help you choose a suitable one:

  1. Buy the right size. Too loose or too tight jumpsuit will give you undesired style
  2. Don’t be afraid of prints. Go for medium or small size prints with dark background to help you hide some kilograms
  3. You can also go for black. Black jumpsuits look amazing on everyone. They will make you look slimmer and taller
  4. Fewer accessories give more glows. Jumpsuits (especially printed ones) are statement pieces, so don’t over accessorise them.

I chose this two-tone spotted jumpsuit by (Morgan De Toi). I like it because it gives the illusion of a top and trousers. The small size white dots on a black background hide up some Kgs 🙂

I decided to colour it up with orange belt and bag by (Morgan De Toi)

Black high heels by (Morgan De Toi)

Morgan De Toi: Morgan De Toi, available at Al Ghurair Center Dubai and Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

Photo Credit:
Photographer: Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography

Venue: Maraya Art Centre

Makeup and styling done by me 🙂

Outfit by Morgan De Toi

Outfit by Morgan De Toi