Beauty Blog

Hotel Grooming Consultant, Beauty Trainer & Facialist, Dubai UAE

Perfect Eyeliner Trick

How often do you try to do winged eyeliner and find that it is never even or one side is thicker than the other? Unless you're here in the Middle East, where enhanced eyeliner is a standard make up look for everyday, special occasions just don't give you enough...

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Sleeping Beauty

Skincare for me has always meant that daytime products for the skin should hydrate and protect ie face serums and sun protection creams. Leaving nighttime products to repair, regenerate and generally rest the skin ready for the next day.Skin ideally needs to be clean...

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Eleanor Beauty Cosmetics Dubai

Don't you just love it when you find something new and exciting to talk about?I have recently found a new brand of cosmetics available online here in Dubai.www.eleanorbeauty.comThe beauty of online purchase is that the prices are kept low for the consumer.I met one of...

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What is Beauty?

Love this quote about beauty that I found on the MII Cosmetics website.(More about that in a later post) What is beauty?Beauty isn't about wanting to be someone else.Beauty isn't fake, and it especially isn't about showing heavily retouched images of celebrities and...

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Max Factor FACEFINITY Primer

I always use primers for my make up and for make up on others.It preps the skin and gives a smoother surface for the foundation or powders to glide onto.Foundations are not supposed to be 'fillers' for make up.They are to enhance and even the skin tone.A common...

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Professional Beauty Show UAE

Professional Beauty UAE is a two-day show in Dubai.February 1st and 2nd, held at The Meydan Hotel.An amazing event for beauty and wellness with some great speakers this year. I went yesterday and got the chance to meet one of my beauty hero's Deborah Mitchell. The...

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Group Make Up Lesson

Earlier this week I had a group make up lesson with four ladies, all friends.It was a birthday treat from the other three.Such fun to do a group session as the ladies start sharing their mishaps and fun stories about their make up.Every woman has her own style and...

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Shadow Stick

Yesterday I was in the Bobbi Brown Make Up store.Full on 'playtime' for me! I have already mentioned the new Foundation Serum SPF 40 in recent post. Now I've got myself hooked on the eye shadow sticks.They are long wear and also crease free. So easy to use with both...

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Rejuvi Eye Cream

As well as face serums, Eye creams and eye gels are my main beauty must haves.I'm forever searching for a great eye cream that is light enough in texture to hydrate fine lines, but also use underneath make up on a daily basis. I find eye gels very sticky for the...

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Long Wear Permanent Eyebrows

Hi Ladies, I Have to share my latest 'beauty' addition! I got new eyebrows for Christmas!!For many years, I always pencilled mine in and being a make up artist, I know the importance of eyebrows.Therefore I finally took the plunge to have them tattooed using the...

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'Happy New Year!'

To all the lovely ladies that follow my beauty blog, I hope you have learned a few interesting tips about make up and beauty this past year.For this evening's party, it's as always, Glamour, Glitter, Gold and Red! Tonight's the night to try out that beautiful bold...

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Nars Blush

I was out shopping today in Sephora, my all time favourite beauty store.There's usually so much that I miss about UK shopping, living here in Dubai. But we do have Sephora and UK doesn't!I have no idea why and it's a real mind boggler!I tried to get my favourite Nars...

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Bobbi Brown Tinted Serum

I love the new Bobbi Brown Tinted Treatment Serum. It comes in 16 beautiful shades and also has an SPF 40, which is very unusual for a tinted make up.Most have only 15 to 25 SPF. Formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Mushroom extracts, this high-powered formula...

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Frizz Ease Air Dry Waves

Having naturally curly hair that sometimes goes frizzy, I have been looking for a product that keeps the curl but doesn't get that 'crunchy' feel that you get from some types of hair mousse. Air Dry Waves is the latest product from Frizz EaseYou simply run it through...

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Garnier Miracle Sleep Cream

Only in Europe! We all love living in Dubai.Its fun, fashion and beauty conscious beat keeps us on our toes when it comes to new and exciting things.... but oh! How I miss browsing the beauty aisles of Boots and Superdrug!Yes, we do have a Boots chain here but they...

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Bio Sculpture Lavender Base

For the past year I have been using Bio Sculpture Lavender Base. A base/colour/top coat all in one that is great for dry brittle nails. It has lovely lavender shade which looks so natural and makes the nails look fresh and healthy. I tend to apply 3 coats as I like to...

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Epiduo Cream for Spots and Acne

As a beauty consultant and skincare specialist, I'm always being asked for good skincare treatments, especially for acne skins. There are so many products on the market that it can be quite a minefield as to know which ones to use.Some are so strong that they just...

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Maybelline Master Sculpt

I love the new Master Sculpt from Maybelline. I like the idea that with easy brush application of a contour and a highlight powder, this is something that you can do as part of an everyday make up look. Molly King from The Saturdays filmed a very good U tube clip for...

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Sepia 30ch Homeopathic Therapy 'Happy Pills!'

The Weary Woman! Sleep is not for her. Her dull face has lost its contour, its bloom, and its pleasing lines. There are horrifying brown bands or blotches on the forehead, across the nose and cheekbones. She once was a bright and beautiful girl.Now she is...

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Sonya Make Up Range

Sonya Make Up I'm loving Sonya make up from the Forever Living range of products. I've been using it for the past few months during demos for the Forever Living team here in Dubai. Aloe plant is the basis of all the products from Forever Living. They have face, body...

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'Before & After' photography!

We're all fans of before and after shots and it's usually before and after make up but how about 'before and after photography?' Over many years I have seen my make up work in magazines, on billboards and even on buses! When you do a shoot, you always have a guideline...

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The Bold & The Beautiful Caitlin Jenner

Congratulations and much love to Caitlin Jenner (former Bruce Jenner) for the amazingly stunning front cover of Vanity Fair. Such a bold and beautiful person, who must have been through so much emotionally for the past 65 years. What an amazing transformation! and...

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Angel Eyes

Here’s Georgia, one of my beautiful prom girls from this year. A lovely girl with the eyes of an angel and I just thought this picture captured her beauty with such an angelic...

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The Best Bronzers

For me, the best bronzer has to be the first one that I ever bought. It was 1982 and I still have that bronzer.Sun Shimmer by Coty pictured above. It's more about the fond memory that goes with it.17 years old in the 80's with long curly blonde hair, purple and pink...

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Bug Apologies!

Hello Ladies, Apologies for the 'bug' that seems to have worked its way into my blogging site. Hopefully it will be fixed very soon. Shame that these things happen and as we all know, the world wide web has been the most amazing thing this century but equally can be a...

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