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A Furry Season!
Outerwear is one of the most important statement pieces in any wardrobe. But which trends will drive sales this season?
Through its visually distinctive properties and timeless appeal, fur is making a huge comeback in designer collections for Fall/Winter 2014-15.
While fur was introduced to fashion in the 1950s in form of long coats, today we find shorter jackets and funkier patterns of furs on the runway, in addition to the availability of fur in different colors and shapes 🙂
So make sure you have your dose of fur this season!!
Fight Breast Cancer with color….
A pop of color isn’t just great for your closet, it’s a smart strategy for your plate too!!!!
Women who ate more carrots, spinach, pepper , and garlic have found to reduce their cancer risk by more than 20 percent. Salmon and berries should also be added to your plate at least twice a week.
Today’s topic may be far from fashion but it’s a sad reality that we are hearing about everyday. It’s reaching people we love and whom are close to us, therefore raising awareness became a must. Eat more healthy , exercise more, do you yearly checkup and these tiny changes will slash your cancer risk by half.
Keratin straightening : the good and the bad….
A friend of mine called me two days ago taking my opinion whether she does keratin treatment for her hair or not. She lives abroad, in a remote area and she is a working mother , so she doesn’t have much time to go to a salon and have her hair done.
Keratin technique or what is also known as Brazilian straightening guarantees a straight hair for a period of approximately six months. When it comes to keratin we all have so many unanswered interrogations. Is it healthy ? Does it dry out hair ? What will be the condition of the hair after six month ?
During the six month period, your hair will start growing and it will become curly from the roots. Once the treatment is gone your hair will not come back the same . You will loose those wavy curls and you will have a straight lifeless dull hair unless you relax it from straightening for a very long period. You will then understand what your friends with natural straight hair always complained about .
Add to that, keratin is safe for your hair , yes. For the rest of your body, not very much . When heated , some keratin treatments release a dangerous level of “formaldehyde” , a carcinogen that can cause Instant burning and irritation in your eyes and nose.
Still want a treatment ?
Make sure the salon is very well ventilated and the hairdresser is aware and knowledgeable of the process.
Let’s Stop Looking For “The One”
When will I meet the one? We hear that question so often. All girls would like to know how and where they can find their soolmate…. WELL STOP!
Did you ever hear the Buddhist proverbial quote “When the student is ready the master will appear”; Ladies we all want to meet the one and sometimes we feel that we are born to find him; but we can’t keep on stressing ourselves with this idea!! Stressing ourselves won’t make things any better, but it is going to keep us anxious all the time.
Ladies!! The one is not someone that you can seek, and it is not someone who will seek you; you will come together by destiny and fate; so instead of searching for “the one”, search for yourselves! It is the only one you need to search for; enjoy your moments and let it go and when the time comes you will be ready don’t worry 😉
And meanwhile Some shopping would help!
Sometimes you need to fire yourself!
Taking dedicated “me” time when you have a family, work, home to maintain may seem like a selfish act! But guilt may be our greatest inhibitor to creating a more balanced, calm and happy existence for ourselves.
Becoming a better individual that means finding time to uncover your personal passions, take a break and in turn have more of “you” to give. A rested, relaxed, empowered person will be better able to remain focus and calm, and it sets a good example for your surroundings.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not preaching that we should all withdraw ourselves from the rest of the world. In a fact we should minimize our need for external validation so that we can find time to recuperate from the many stressors we experience on a daily basis.
This is time where you make an active effort to get to know yourself and your values!! For sure you can do this while pampering yourselves 😉
Everyday is Red….
Life is too short so put on your red Chanel (a Samoa lipstick will also do the job ;)) and start your day with a touch of glamor and power. Make red not only your date for clubs and weddings, but also your best friend for lunches, brunches and daily occasions.
When red lipstick was first launched it was worn for lunches and daily events and rarely ( I emphasize on rarely ) for dinners!
Take Time to choose your perfect red . Usually when you buy a red over the counter they always tend to give you the flashy famous red and it may not suit you. Choose a shade of red that suits not only your skin tone but also your hair color, your eyes and your overall outfit. Yes, red lipstick is not a black dress, you can go wrong with it and end up looking like a clown .Therefore, contour is not old fashion, use a red color one to mark your lips then apply your Matt lipstick.
My red lipstick for this season is dark red, I am currently using my Mac viva glam which is a moderate red shade, not very dark and not so bright that gives a perfect warm winter look.
Go red #empowered #touchofglamour #confident #musthaveinyourbag
A natural Blonde to dye for….
For a natural blonde , my answer is three words: Take baby steps.
If your hair is cocoa colored like most Lebanese women it’s going to take a lot to get to Marilyn Monroe golden blonde.
So to begin with, It’s best to make small adjustments for your hair to adapt: Choose a shade brighter then your color by a degree, go for low light, baby-lights, pastel hues, bronde (brown blonde) sombre or ombré .
Because trust me, jumping from Angelina Jolie to lady gaga is not easy. Besides having to let go of brad Pitt and thickening your eyeliner your hair will look like a wig.
You need to give yourself and the people around you time to accept your new blond version .
Moreover when it comes to hair Dying , I have this huge slogan in my head that says “kids don’t try this at home” . Choose a reputable salon that uses good quality products .Add to that, A week before dying it ,you should use a clarifying shampoo to remove oils and build ups that interfere with the dying. Blonde is tricky and yes you can become miss orange head in just few minutes. ( we’ve all been there and we definitely spent too much tears on it) .
My advice for the season is go for warm blonde, either ombré or strawberry blonde. Yes “California style” ombré has been the hit trend for more then three years now but It’s still my favorite.What’s best then keeping your natural root color while embracing light for the rest of your hair ?
Vote for your favorite window shop “Vitrine”
We’ve all went window shopping where we check the storefront windows without the intent of buying, but then we find ourselves in the store. The experts behind these windows use lights, colors, and pick the right items to lure the customers in after conducting very delicate researches , while some of the brands such as Hermes and Tom Ford follow the no windows strategy for the same purpose. Each brand has its own Marketing strategy that they apply on their window shops.
While the stores are in an unannounced window competition, which one of these 6 stores do you find yourselves eager to enter depending on their windows?
1- Louis Vitton
6- Dolce & Gabbana
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Les exclusives de Channel by Stephanie Saliba : What is your fragrance?
Since all fragrance brands are going for a private and exclusive collection especially after the great success of the Tom Ford collection, as a woman I‘m having difficulties in choosing the right perfume for me between them all. Not to mention that these perfumes are a bit expensive so choosing the wrong one is not an option. So here is a small guide for you girls out there to help you choose the right Channel perfume for you!
A wintery perfume that fits the ladies who like heavy, strong and long lasting fragrance, touch of oriental breath, and the smell just gets better and better through the day. It’s mine and my friend Jess’ favorite!
Woody, it’s known as a noble fragrance , this perfume is elegant, luxurious and powerful. It’s made for classy women, not anyone can pull it off.
Used to be a masculine fragrance worn by sailors but Mlle Chanel transformed it into a sophisticated feminine perfume. If you like lavender and musk, it’s the fragrance for you!
Recommended for summer time, fresh and you feel like you are in the middle of a garden full of white flowers when wearing it If you are a romantic and dreamy woman, try it!
Natural yet not an ordinary perfume, you might think it’s simple at first but it hides a stunning blend of mystery. Are you natural yet mysterious lady? It’s your fragrance.
Chanel Eau de cologne
Refreshing, casual and fashionable even though it has been around since the 18th century. It’s a fruity fragrance with a light floral sensation. You can smell the citrus fruit unmistakably.
A bouquet of these chosen fragrances would be a perfect gift for a “Chanel Lady”, you can find it in 2 sizes at 160$
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