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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.

 

Recent Additions to My Skincare Routine

Like many of beauty lovers, I’m constantly trying out new lotions and potions in the quest for moisturised skin and as I’m slowly climbing the age stairs of 30s, I’ve started looking for skin care to tackle the fine lines.

I’ve been known in my time to hover over a steaming hot bowl of water, with a dollop of herbal oil in and a towel over my head, to rid my face of any impurities and to moisturise. While I still swear by this, it’s not the easiest of options, particularly if you have a very busy schedule. My long suffering family are used to the bizarre sight of seeing my head in a bowl by now, but there’s no arguing that skin care products are easier solution.

Today, I want to share with you some skin care products that I’ve added to my daily beauty routine few months ago and now I cannot live without them:

TheFaceShop Blanclouding Moisture Cream

The main thing I noticed about this product was that it doesn’t feel sticky – a problem I’ve had with other moisturisers. It’s light on the skin, so not a problem if you like to apply your make up straight after. It’s one of my big bears when your makeup sticks to your moisturiser! It doesn’t contain SPF, which means it’s a good idea to apply sunscreen if you’re exposed to the sun, although it also means you can wear it as a day cream or night cream. It’s reasonably priced and one I’ll be buying again!

 

TheFaceShop Pore Minimizer Controlling Toner with Powder for All Skin Types

I’m not usually one for pore minimizers but was attracted to the packaging of this product. It’s targeted as a toner for those who have combination to oily skin, helping to keep your skin dry if you suffer from oily skin.

You can see all the powder in the bottle, so you have to shake it well before applying it. It has a great smell too, which is something I always look for in skincare. Again, it’s reasonable prices, so if you’re looking for a product to minimise pores, it’s well worth a try.

 

The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Foam

A good cleansing foam is a must have in any makeup bag. For me, it’s one of the key pieces in skincare. How can you expect to have clear skin if you don’t rid it of the day’s muck? It also gives you a sparkling clean surface to work from before applying your makeup for the day.

The Rice Water Cleansing Foam is a snip of the price of others I’ve tried, which can only be a positive and makes my skin feel immaculate. Lather it onto your skin twice a day and won’t need any other form of cleanser. This is a must buy.

 

Finally, I’m not a skincare expert, but I know that the ingredients in these products plump your skin and keep it from sagging, which should counter the ageing process. That’s me sold. I’m not at the stage where I want a frozen looking face and for now, I’ll stick to my little pot from the fountain of youth.

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

ملابس كاجوال لعطلة نهاية الأسبوع

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مرحبا!

متل ما انتوا شايفين الطقس بدأ يتحسن 🙂

فقررت أستغل هالفرصة وأتلاقى مع صديقاتي في جلسة خارجية لنستمتع بالطقس الحلو!

ولأكون مرتاحة في هالطلعة اللي اجت بعد أسبوع من الشغل والتعب قررت أني ألبس قميص أبيض من الكتان المطرز، وبنطلون جينز. وكملت اللبسة مع صندل كعب عالي وشنطة باللون البيج.

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تفاصيل اللبسة:

  • قميص كتان أبيض مطرز مع حزام مجدول بشراشيب ملونة من مورجان دي توا
  • بنطلون جينز قصة مستقمة من مورجان دي توا
  • شنطة متوسطة الحجم من ستراديفيرياس
  • صندل بيج كعب عالي من ماتلان

 

  • - Photo by - Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography - Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

    – Photo by – Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography
    – Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

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Casual wear for an outdoor gathering

Hi everyone!

As you can see, weather is getting better finally. Hence I decided to arrange an outdoor meet up with my friends, so we can enjoy some fresh air.

For this chilled back gathering I decided to wear a white linen top and straight cut blue jeans trousers.

I accessorized them with beige bag and sandals.

Look details:

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– Photographer – Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography
– Venue: Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

  • Linen white embroidered top, with thin braided belt with tassels by Morgan De Toi
  • Straight cut jeans by Morgan De Toi
  • Midi messenger beige bag with tassels by Stradivarious
  • Fringe Sandals by Matalan

    - Photo by - Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography - Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

    – Photographer – Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography
    – Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

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    – Photographer: Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography – Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

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    – Photographer – Yasmeen Ahmad from EY-Photography – Venue: Al Qasba, Sharjah

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

Recke Multicooker, a Superstar in my Kitchen :D

(Scroll down for Arabic – انظر اسفل الصفحة لقراءة التقرير باللغة العربية)

Hi world!

Today I want to talk about my experience with Recke Multicooker.

I’ve been using this magical machine for more than a month and I’m very satisfied with it so far.

The machine makes cooking an easier and more enjoyable experience for all levels of cookers. It can do cooking, frying, boiling, steaming and baking all in one machine

All what you have to do is choose a recipe (the packaging comes with a recipe book that includes more than 250 selected recipes from different cuisines including: Arabic, Asian, European and others). If you already know some recipes then you can jump immediately to the next step and place the ingredients into the Recke Multicooker.

Then you have to choose one of the automatic cooking programs and adjust time and temperature manually in Pro.mode.

Press start and leave your food cooks by itself. After few minutes the machine will beep announcing that your food is ready to be served. Pour your food into your favourite serving plate, do some garnishing and Tadaaa! your meal is ready 😀

The model I got for review is MC-X170 MultiCooker and it has the following features:

  • About 70 cooking programs, 20 Automatic/49 Manual
  • PRO+ Mode with Meal Type Selection
  • Touch Control Panel
  • 5L, 2.0 mm Non-stick Ceramic-coated bowl
  • with Handles (GREBLON® Germany)
  • Minimize use of oils/fats for Healthy Lifestyle
  • Power: 860W, Voltage: 220~240V, 50-60 Hz
  • Heating temperature up to 180°C

The packaging comes with the following accessories

  • 250 Recipe Book, Steam container, Yogurt cup set
  • Spoon & Ladle, Measuring cup,
  • GREBLON® Ceramic coated bowl – 5L

My opinion on Recke Multicooker:

  • The fact that you need to add less or no cooking oil to your food when using this machine, makes it a very good option for  getting tasty and highly nutritious food.
  • The design of the machine which comes with a sealed cover makes food save its own juices which preserves a natural taste.
  • The multicooker saves some space in the kitchen because it does cooking, frying, steaming and baking tasks all in one machine.
  • If you have kids, you don’t have to worry about them opening the cooker, because you can easily click the lock button and rest assured about your kids safety.
  • If you are an amateur cooker, you do  not have to worry anymore about how many minutes you need to leave your food cooking on the stove, because with Recke all you need to do is select cooking program and the timer will start counting down till the cooker automatically stops when the food is cooked.
  • When I got the cooker, I was worried at the beginning that it won’t have enough space for cooking for a big number of people, but for my surprise Recke Multicooker had enough space to cook large meals feeding up to 10 people.
  • To sum it up, Recke Multicooker is a Superstar in my Kitchen!In addition to the model I have (MC-X170 MultiCooker), the company sells the following models:
    MC-110 MultiCooker
    MC-150 MultiCooker
    MC-150 Limited Edition

Want to buy your own cooker?
Follow this link for details: http://myrecke.com/where-to-buy/

 

مرحبا يا أصدقائي!
اليوم حابة أتكلم عن تجربتي في استخدام جهاز ريكي للطبخ بأساليب مختلفة (كسلق الطعام، والشواء، والخبز، والقلي، وغيرها من أساليب الطبخ المعتادة).

 

انا استخدم الجهاز من أكثر من شهر، وسعيدة جداً بتجربتي حتى الآن.

 

أهم ما يميز الجهاز أنه بيجعل تجربة الطبخ سهلة وممتعة للجميع سواء كنتم محترفين أو مبتدئين في الطبخ.

 

كل ما عليكم هو اختيار الوصفة التي ترغبون بطبخها (يأتي مع الجهاز كتاب يحتوي على أكثر من 250 وصفة متنوعة بين المطبخ العربي، الآسيوي، الأوروبي، وغيرها). أما إذا كانت لديكم وصفة جاهزة في البال، فبإمكانكم الذهاب مباشرة إلى الخطوة التالية، وهي أن تضعوا جميع المكونات في جهاز الطبخ.

 

وبعد ذلك، عليكم أن تختاروا برنامج الطبخ الأوتوماتيكي الملائم للطبخة التي تعدونها، وقوموا بتعديل الوقت والحرارة يدوياً من خلال الاعدادات الخاصة.

 

اضغط على زر التشغيل واترك الطعام لبضعة دقائق حتى تسمع صفارة الجهاز التي تخبر عن الانتهاء من الطهي. اسكب الطعام في إنائك المفضل، وقم بتزيينه بالطريقة التي تروق لك حتى تستمتع بأشهى الأطباق!

 

الموديل الذي حصلت عليه هو (MC-X170 MultiCooker).

 

ويتمتع بالخصائص التالية:

  • حوالي 70 برنامج طبخ (20 برنامج أوتوماتيكي، و49 يدوي)
  • برنامج الاعدادات المتطورة واختيار نوع الطعام
  • لوحة تحكم باللمس
  • مساحة الوعاء تصل إلى 5 لتر، مع غطاء سيراميك بسماكة 2 مم.
  • حامل يدوي (GREBLON® Germany)
  • التقليل من استخدام زيت الطهي، ليمنحك خيار أكل صحي
  • مميزات الطاقة: 860 واط، 220 إلى 240 فولت، و50 إلى 60 هرتز.
  • تصل حرارة الطبخ إلى 180 درجة سيليزية.

 

الاضافات والاكسسوارات المصاحبة:

يأتي الجهاز مع كتاب يتضمن أكثر من 250 وصفة طبخ، وإناء للطبخ على البخار، وأواني خاصة بطهي اللبن (الروب)، وكوب للقياس، بالإضافة إلى ملعقتي سكب.

 

رأيي بجهاز ريكي للطبخ بأساليب متعدد:

  • يتيح فرصة للحصول على أكل شهي وصحي بنفس الوقت لأنك لن تحتاج إلى زيادة كميات كبيرة من زيت الطهي.
  • يتمتع الجهاز بتصميم خاص يتميز بالخطاء المحكم الذي يساعد الطعام على الاحتفاظ بالسوائل الخاصة به، مما يجعله يحافظ على نكهة طبيعية.
  • يساعدك ريكي على توفير المساحة في المطبخ، لأنه يقوم بالعديد من مهام الطبخ في جهاز واحد.
  • لا داعي للقلق من أن يقوم الأطفال بفتح وعاء الطبخ، لأنه يمكنك بسهولة الضغط على قفل الأمان للتأكيد من سلامة أطفالك.
  • لا داعي للقلق إذا كنت لا تعرف كم من الوقت يجب أن يستهلك الطعام على النار، لأن جهاز ريكي يقوم بالتوقف عن العمل فور انتهاء المدة اللازمة للطبخ بفضل ميزة العد التنازلي الأوتوماتيكي.
  • عندما بدأت باستخدام الجهاز كنت أعتقد أن مساعة الوعاء لن تكفي لطبخ كميات كبيرة من الطعام، لكن ريكي كان على قدر التحدي واستطعت أن أستخدمه لطبخ ما يكفي حتى 10 أشخاص.
  • ببساطة، هذا الجهاز هو نجم جديد في عائلة الأجهزة المطبخية!

بالإضافة إلى الموديل الذي حصلت عليه، توفر الشركة الموديلات التالية.
MC-110 MultiCooker
MC-150 MultiCooker
MC-150 Limited Edition

للتعرف على أماكن بيع الجهاز، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي:
http://myrecke.com/where-to-buy/

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I am Back!

Hi my lovelies!

It’s been a long time since I got in touch with you through the blog! I miss you all <3

We had some technical issues, but we are back stronger than before and ready to rock it out 😉

Love you all and I’ll come back soon with interesting news!

bisous xx

مرحبا يا أحلى متابعين،

من زمان ما تواصلت معكم عبر المدونة. كان في مشاكل تقنية والحمدلله قدرنا نحلها.

استنوني ورح أرجعلكم بموضوعات حلوة كتير، يا رب تكون على ذوقكم!

بحبكم كلكم
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