The New IT BAG "LONGCHAMP LE PLIAGE"

When my sister came back from her summer trip to France, she was wearing the ugliest bag i’ve ever seen on her, she was wearing it every single day and for everywhere, i even thought to myself “doesnt she feel embarrased wearing such an ugly bag?!!”, she even told me that almost everyone in Paris was wearing one (YEAH, RIGHT!!). 
Now i cannot call it the “ugliest” because it really grew on me..the more i saw her wearing it i fell in love with it..Its the new IT BAG..
LONGCHAMP Le Pliage is a shopping tote that comes in different sizes and colors, the fabric is nylon with tanned leather. The bag is simple and plain, there is no complication in the design or the fabric.

I will have to say that this tote doesnt suit parties or special occasion, this bag is designed to make you feel comfortable, think of a full day shopping, at the beach, while traveling or staying the night somewhere.

 

The smaller size

The cool thing about Le Pliage that it can be folded, so you dont have to worry about how big it is and where to store it. (you can see it folded in the below picture, the small red folded one).

So what is your opinion about this bag? do you like it? and would you buy it? i spotted few people wearing it in Abu Dhabi but i dont think they realize that this bag might be the new “IT” bag 😀

Celebs wearing Le Pliage bag

Whitney Port wearing “Floral Flights”

Rachel McAdams in Morning Glory movie
Pippa Middleton
Katie Holmes

Makeup Forever Aqua Liners

Makeup Forever Aqua Liners arewaterproof liquid eyeliners that come in 15 different colors. The wand is very fine but a bit hard. The first time i used the eyeliner it was difficult for me to draw a proper line because i havent used a wand eyeliner for a while, i usually use a fluid liner using an eyeliner brush. I loved the liners, they do stay for a very long time and are not rubbed easily even with an eye make up remover.
These eyeliners are a hit and they’re almost sold out everywhere, if you’re lucky you will find what you want out of the 15 colors. I think the variety of colors is really good but i do see alot of “almost black”, around 3 or 4 colors. The liners are numbered (names and numbers below).
If you cannot find the colors now wait a bit, they will be back in stock.

#1 – Diamond Gold
#3 – Iridescent Emerald Green
#4 – Diamond Lagoon Green
#5 – Diamond Turquoise Blue
#6 – Iridescent Navy Blue
#7 – Diamond Black Purple
#8 – Iridescent Electric Purple
#9 – Iridescent Fuchsia
#10 – Iridescent Red
#11 – Diamond Burgundy
#12 – Mat Mocha
#13 – Mat Black
#14 – Diamond Multicolor Black
#15 – Iridescent Anthracite
#16 – Diamond White

If you checked the latest issue of Zahrat Al Khaleej magazine, there are few picture on how to create fun looks using 2 or 3 liners. 
I also loved this tutorial on how to create a look using a colored liner, the one used in the look is a red eyeshadow (not from the Makeup Forever Aqua Liners). 
Images courtesy of dazzlelight1991.blogspot.com
Line your eyes with the desired color
Add some shade on your crease
Line in darker shade close to your lashes
White kohl on the waterline
Finally, mascara

My All Time Favorites

These are my favorite songs for many years, and no matter how many times i listen to them i can never have enough. They bring joy to my soul. Something “joyful” about these songs that i cannot quite understand, even if the words are not compatible with JOY! 
I just wanted to share these songs with you..
When i was younger i was so obsessed with foreign songs especially french and these were and still my favorite, i have to include them in my iPod songs list every time i update my songs.
 
 
 

Daniel Bedingfield‘s song “If you’re not the one” is a family favorite and we all learned the lyrics by heart and we love to sing it together. We feel so united while singing it. It came in the same time when i watched the movie Maid in Manhattan and i remember that i loved a song when Jlo came into the ball wearing a beautiful dress and i had to look for it, its “Fall Again” (the next song) by Glenn Lewis (previously sang by Michael Jackson in 1999 but was never finished and was released as a demo in 2004). And when i searched for the song i accidentally listened to “If you’re not the one”. I got hooked since.
 
 

And of course, my ultimate favorite is Peter Cetera songs (formerly a Chicago band member). Cetera’s voice is so magical, and you cant help but wonder how could someone have such a strong and beautiful voice! His voice is really unique.

Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton’s “When you tell me that you love me”.

I recently heard a new version of the song “When you tell me that you love me” by Diana Ross and West Life. I still think that the original one is way better.

This song “Do you know where you’re going to” is originally sang by Diana Ross at the movie Mahogany (1975) and i loved it, but afterwards i heard the Jennifer Lopez version and i loved it more, its my favorite. No matter how many times i listen to this song (whether for Ross or Jlo) i can never get bored of it.

My songs are endless, will keep posting My All Time Favorites every now and then 🙂

Trend Alert! Wide Leg Trousers

The wide leg trousers are so in this season and i think they are a fall trend, very sophisticated and classy, better suits high heels. I can imagine myself wearing one with my Louboutin shoes. 
I’ve spotted so many of these trousers everywhere and they were pretty obvious in the fashion runways and photoshoots. I really loved Top Shop‘s floral ones, they kind of remind me of last year’s floral harem pants that were sold at Zara, i went crazy when i saw them and bought alot. I even remember that i used to wear them every single day because there were very comfortable. But those harems were very casual and more suitable at home unlike the wide leg trousers.
 
by Marc Jacobs
by Jill Sander
by Milin
by Zara
by Spiegel
Another exaggeration of the wide leg trousers are the Premium Wide Leg Trousers, and i think they look fabulous.  I even remember alot of older ladies who used to look around for such pants, i think now its the perfect time to stock them.

Want more wide leg exaggeration? These pants are also available at Top Shop. Arent they lovely!!

BURBERRY BEAUTY

Hello everyone, Eid Mubarak and Welcome back to Work. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday 🙂
I spent my Eid almost sick but thank God i took care of myself and controlled it, i hate being sick on holidays (being sick is really good during work days so i can have a sick leave lol).
Anyways, i havent been active in my blog lately, and i hope i can make it up this time and in the near future.

The thing i was very excited about is having Dolce & Gabanna and Burberry cosmetics available at Paris Gallery (Marina Mall). I have already tried the D&G cosmetics before and their lipsticks+quality is divine. Very opaque and glide smoothly, kind of like MAC‘s Amplified quality, even better! 

I was even glad that we finally had the Burberry cosmetics, i was so waiting for it, and excited to be able to purchases few pieces.
The big thing about the Burberry make up are the Light Glow blushes, they’re very beautiful, the colors are divine and the quality is stunning. The most popular color is the Low Glow blush in Rose No.03, but my favorite is Russet Blush No.01
Russet Blush No.01
English Rose and Cameo Pink lipsticks
I was a bit dissapointed that the Burberry range is very small, the items were repeated alot on the display just to make it look bigger and i felt kind of stupid going over all the colors until i realized i was actually looking at the same. And i was wondering why do they all look the same on my hands while swatching hehe.
The collection consists of liquid foundation, compact foundation, sheer powder, blushers, bronzers, eye shadows and eye definers, lipsticks, lip glosses and lip definers.
The packaging is very sophisticated, its a dark grey kind-of-steel, and it closes with a magnet, very mysterious looking packaging. The magnet is really strong so if you put two packages beside each other they will stick together, and we have to be careful because when i opened the lipstick it got stuck to the blusher and it nearly hit the lipstick itself, so be careful not to ruin your make up.
Have you noticed the new face of Burberry BODY perfume? Yes, she’s the new star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and one of Victoria’s SecretAngel” models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
You can check the line and the prices in AED at the official website http://ae.burberry.com

Let’s Talk About Foundations, Shall We!

Natalie Portman in DIORSKIN FOREVER Campaign
DIORSKIN FOREVER line was recently launched in our stores, as the saleswoman claims was on Sunday 21st, on the same day i went shopping there, which i dont know if she’s telling the truth or not because most of the time i dont believe what those saleswomen say just to make up buy the products.
Anyways i thought why not give it a shot since i am so into liquid foundations recently. I still cannot say if its good or bad, its only been a couple of days since i bought it. I will let you know of my final thoughts after, lets say, a month! 
I got the liquid foundation and the compact powder. There is one thing i dont like about the products and that they’re perfumed. I tend to freak out once i notice an obvious perfumed smell in the cosmetics even if they dont badly affect my skin.
DIORSKIN FOREVER Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup Compact and Foundation
I dont even know why i bought a new foundation, i already have two that i use almost every single day and i absolutely love which are the NARS Sheer Glow and the CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (image courtesy of Cute and Mundane)
CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
I remember i first got the NARS Sheer Matte Foundation, it was supposed to be suitable for oily skin but it made my face look chakly, then i switched to the Sheer Glow and i love it. Its one of my favorite. It really give this inside glow like its coming out of my face and not of wearing a light tone make up. This is wonderful.
The CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua is another story, the first time i used it i said “WHAT ON EARTH HAVE I SPENT MY MONEY ON?!! ” I immediately thought it was a waste of money, but then i knew my mistake, i normally powder my face after wearing a liquid foundation and i’ve powdered my face with CHANEL translucent powder, it didnt give me a nice effect, it made my face look so dull and chalky. Then i used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, then i thought to myself “WOW, this is exactly what i was looking for“. 
The foundation has sheer coverage so if you’re looking for a full coverage this one is not the one, and this is the reason why i love it. I can use this foundation for my everyday make up, its very light, i can barely feel anything on my face and when i powder my face, my skin looks even and very natural. 
Another good foundation that i tried and was amazed of its result is the MakeUp Forever High Definition Foundation. I read alot of good reviews about the whole HD line and i got the liquid foundation, the primer, the blush, the Microfinish Powder and the concealer.
MakeUp Forever HD Foundation
The foundation has a really good coverage, it gives a certain glow (but not like NARS), and the face looks almost perfect after applying it. What i was more amazed of that i bought the HD line in a hurry without testing the colors and the foundation was perfect on my skintone.
After all, the beauty of the liquid foundation comes when you know what you’re looking for and find the perfect one for you, i might talk endlessly about a product and how much i love it and when you try it you’ll think to yourself that you made a mistake by listening to me. I am not wrong of appraising such a product and you’re not wrong for listening to me, you just have to find the right product for you.
Alot of people make this mistake and i call it a (stupid mistake), if, for example, a product is described as “sheer” and someone is all complaining about not having a good coverage! Of course you will not have a full coverage because obviously the product is “sheer”. Some people dont pay attention to what the product is saying, please always read the whole title of the product, try it and test it, get a sample home if you’re not sure on what to spend your money on.
I have probably mentioned this way of wearing a liquid foundation everyday and its very wearable, the skin will look very natural but even toned. Just wear a very small amount of foundation, you will barely feel anything there on your skin, but trust me, once you powder your face (with a good face powder) you will tell the difference, plus your powder will stay longer on your skin than wearing it alone. 
If you dont like the immediate affect of powder on your skin (which by the way will sink in after a while) you can spray your face with spray water like Evian‘s or you can spray MAC Fix+
Personally i hate spraying my face with anything, it just doesnt feel comfortable to me so my way is to spray MAC Fix+ on MAC 187 brush then dab it gently on my face.
Evian Spray
MAC Fix+
MAC 187 brush

If you are using or ever tried a good foundation please share the product’s name and why you love it.

Armani Sheer Blush

This is by far the best blush bronzer i’ve ever used. Its the Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush # 4. I remember when i first tried it in store few years ago and it was out of stock, i hate when i really love something so bad and cannot find it. Weeks later i found it somewhere else.
The blush looks very much like a bronzer with gold shimmer but i dont normally use it as a bronzer or for contouring, instead i use it as a regular blush and its stunning, it doesnt give me this “punch in the face” effect at all, the color is very flattering and every natural. 
The best brush to use for this blush is MAC 168 or Sigma F40.
MAC 168

MAC Semi-Precious Collection

Are you excited for the launch of MAC Semi-Precious Collection tomorrow?

A couple of items caught my eyes from the collection which are Pressed Amber blush and Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish.

Pressed Amber Blush (image courtesy of Vampy Varnish)
Pearl Mineralize Skinfinish (image courtesy of Vampy Varnish)

 You can view color swatches of the collection from (Part-1) and (Part-2)

KWIAT Jewels

I am not sure where i came across KWIAT Jewelry campaign photos, it was in one of the beauty/fashion blogs but couldnt find the link again, but i was very impressed with the campaign photos. The photos are very creative and i absolutely loved the pieces.