BEAUTY BUZZ: November 2012

December 1


Face: Clarins ever Matte Mineral powder compact
An essential in my handbag? a great powder compact to blot up the oil after a long day. As I’m usually out and about all day – from work, meetings, gym to catching up with friends… I need a great powder to keep my skin at bay and this Clarins powder is just perfection… smells good too!

Body: Lush Vanilla Dee-lite
Well, I do love vanilla… I had to try out this product from Lush. The lotion, which is rich in scent is perfect for any Vanilla lover.

Hair: Kiehl’s strengthening and hydrating hair oil in cream
I use a conditioner on my hair – whether it is one during the shower, or a leave in, I make sure to apply some on my hair. For Leave in conditioners, I love this one by Kiehl’s. Great to strengthen & nourish… and includes olive fruit and avocado oils.

Mist: La Mer the mist
I’m a huge fan of La Mer products, which is why when I heard about all the raves on the mist, I had to try it out.  The mist has 3 objectives – hydrate, rebalance and heal. I love spraying it in the mornings when I wake up and before I sleep. A great pick me up product if you have a super busy schedule like mine…

Nails: Sephora express drying oil
Seche Vite is always my go to for nail drying, but I was recently introduced to this product which is amazing. I tend to stay away from oily products as I do get quite impatient, but this is worth it. A tiny drop over a wet nail and in less than a minute, the nail is completely dry (not touch dry) Available in Sephora stores across the Middle East – super affordable too…

BB cream: Bobbi Brown BB cream broad spectrum SPF 35
As I spend a large part of my day at the Arabia offices, I’ve been looking for a great foundation that is not too heavy, yet has a decent amount of coverage. After getting a lecture from Arabia’s beauty editor, I realized sunscreen is a huge essential too. I was recently introduced to this one by Bobbi Brown and I fell in love. Gives a flawless finish, includes SPF, and has great texture.

Perfume: Dolce and Gabbana pour femme
My new favorite fragrance! Notes include white floral and vanilla with a powdery hint – just my kinda perfume.

Oil: Human + Kind all in one body oil
I was recently introduced to this brand by the founders (who are from Ireland) at the Abu Dhabi film festival. I had to try the brand out, and this product had to be my favorite… perfect for the multi tasker. No chemicals, parabens and natural. Multi-purpose and super easy to use… make sure to check the brand out.

Conditioner: Davines nourishing vegetarian miracle conditioner 
I’ve never heard of the brand Davines till it was used at one of my beauty shoots – The packaging and scents caught my eye and ended up speaking to the hairdresser about it. Fast forward one month, I am using Davines shampoo, conditioner and styling products. A great fan of the fan, which is paraben free but this conditioner smells great (a subtle fresh scent) and gives the hair that miracle moisture.

Candle: Ancienne Ambiance
I am always on the look out for great candles to keep at home, at work and as gifts. I definitely recommend you check out Ancienne Ambience!

Mascara: Lancome hypnose star
I recently tried out Lancome’s brand new mascara, the hypnose star. A new favorite for a night out and an upgrade from the hypnose and doll eyes. Gives the lashes that extra volume and black out effect.

Loose powder: Chanel natural finish loose powder in 57 Réverie
I always use a powder on my skin after make up to mattify the skin – For nights out, I like using this new gorgeous loose powder from Chanel with shimmer for a glitzy look. It’s also great to powder on your arms and legs for a night out.

Lipstick: Tom Ford blush nude lipstick
Ok, I must admit. This is my first Tom Ford lipstick. When people told me he made the best lipsticks, I thought it was overrated. Let me tell you, he really does make the best lipsticks. I am obsessed with the Blush nude shade… the perfect nude and is super long lasting. The other best thing? the packaging is luxe luxe!

Post make up: Institut Esthederm Eau Cellulaire spray
Introducing my energy bomb… This spray is perfect at restoring freshness, radiance and vitality to the skin. – can be used under your regular skin care or over make up for greater hold.