BEAUTY BUZZ: January 2013

January 29


Perfume: New j’adore dior absolu
I loved Dior’s J’adore, but this fragrance is on another level.

Serum: Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse youth and radiance fluid
This is the first serum I have started using religiously, and I love it. Not only does it smell amazing, I feel like my skin has been looking a lot brighter these days. This product is the first floral battery that repairs mitochondrial DNA to recharge the skin with youth and radiance.

Body: Sephora Vanilla
obsessed with their body scrubs, bath gels, lotions and soap in the vanilla scent. Not too sweet, but perfect for a vanilla lover.

Foundation: Guerlain Parure De Lumiere
I’m a huge fan of Guerlain’s bronzers but never really tried most of their other products. I recently tried this new foundation, which has great coverage, SPF 20, and a sheer satin finish. Not too heavy on the skin either, love.

Bath:  Philosophy White Cherry Shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath
Even though this would make the perfect christmas present, and christmas has passed… I couldn’t resist not featuring the product. Not only does this smell like yummy cherries, and has a gift looking packaging, the gel gives off a Hologram effect, and looks SO cool. so much fun.

Concealer: Diorskin concealer
I must say… Another underrated beauty brand that I’m currently obsessed with is Dior beauty. In love with their skin care AND cosmetics. I am currently obsessed with their concealer – which is a skin perfecting hydrating concealer – which has great coverage, doesn’t crease, isn’t too heavy and brightens up the skin.

Hair: Kerastase Initialiste
Kerastase is definitely one of my favorite hair brands…. I was one of the few people in the Middle East to try their new Initialiste advanced scalp and hair concentrate that  you leave in on the hair to add substance, resistance and shine. It smells great, and it definitely gives my hair some life and shine. I have only started using it, but already obsessed.

Scrub: REN Skincare Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar body Polish
I was recently introduced to the brand by N Bar in Dubai & I am obsessed. Not greasy, smells so fresh and leaves my skin feeling super soft. Hands down… one of the best scrubs! PS no Parabens or sulphate.
Available at NBar, Dubai 

Bronzer: Too faced chocolate Soleil bronzer
Smells like chocolate (even better, actually.), gives off a great matte bronze and blends in perfectly. Obsession.
Available exclusively at Sephora stores.

Lips: Lancome in love Baume in 110 Urban Ballet
Firstly, I must say – I am in love with the packaging of Lancome’s in love collection. The orange/pinks and brights makes me think of Spring… My favorite piece from the whole collection would have to be the Baume, which gives off a transparent (tiny tint) kind of color with a ton of hydration. It looks like a lipstick, and perfect to carry around to keep your lips hydrated. yes.

Boutique: Backstage boutique, Village Mall
I recently discovered a Beauty boutique at The Village Mall who stock a ton of amazing niche beauty brands – within fragrance, hair, skincare and cosmetics. They also stock one of my favorite Australian beauty brands, Becca!
For more details, check out their site here.