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Deflate Puffy Eyes!


I admit, as much as I preach about beauty, one of the downfalls of a crazy schedule is lack of sleep!  Without sleep, your skin will lose its luster and your eyes can puff out to the size of a small country.  For those of you who can’t always afford the time to relax, here are some quick tips to deflating those puffy eyes!

  1. Soak two cotton balls in witch hazel and place each one over eyes for 15 minutes.
  2. Place two black tea bags in warm water and place over eyes for 10 minutes.
  3. Use an eye mask like my favorite, Anatomicals Puffy the Eye Bag Slayer (available at Harvey Nichols for 36 AED), and place in fridge, then wear for 20 minutes.

in beauty, Makeup

Life-Size Barbie


I had such a great time shooting with Muroj Saadi for Zahrat Al Khalej magazine in Dubai. The clothes were impeccable! The hair was amazing and photography was on point! Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Versace! Loved it all!! The theme was Barbiesque and the makeup was very, well pink.


Louboutin Heaven!

Love the back of this dress! Gorgeous!!

The makeup I used, ALL PINK

Harry was such a great girl to work with! She is stunning!

Gossein working his magic

My favorite outfit for the shoot, Marc Jacobs jacket and Louboutin shoes! LOVE!!
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Contest Winner!

We have a winner to the contest! Congrats Mika!!!

We did get incredible response and therefore, will have more contest shortly. We will be giving away some great products and tools that are total must-haves, so stay posted and good luck!!!


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Fan Questions Answered!

Hey Huda,
I have a question I was hoping you might know the answer to since you’re a beauty expert! What method/cleaning product would you suggest for cleaning make-up brushes? And how often do you recommend we do it? Thank you!

Hey sweetie!!

I have tried just about every brush cleaner out there! My favorite one is the MAC brush cleaner, it works really well for removing all of the makeup on my brushes and it does that with little product, which is great! I do recommend cleaning them once a week. Of course if you are a makeup artist, you should clean them after every use! 🙂

Also, you might want to try giving them a nice wash in Shampoo and Conditioner. You can do this in place of using the brush cleaner or after for easier removal (the shampoo takes a bit longer to remove the color). See More

Another cool tip: Try using Olive oil as a step before shampooing. It will give your brushes extra life and make them super soft!

Quick Note: At all cost, do not let the water go past the metal part of the brush (feral). If it does, it could cause rotting of the wood!

In case you need any more details on this or anything else, definitely feel free to let me know:)

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Perfect 10

Ultra Feminine Frocks and Intricate Tribal Get-ups.

Louis Vuitton | Dress price upon request


Ruffle and pearl-detail jacquard rayon dress | Marc Jacobs | $1,800

Lace, ostrich feather, and silk satin organza dress | Keemia | $950


Cotton-blend dress | Diane von Furstenberg | $745


Knotted and woven ribbon-detail cotton dress | Saloni | $814

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire and Elle


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Ferociously Fierce

WANTED: Animal-Print
Printed linen wedge | Charlotte Olympia | $855
Louis Vuitton petite minaudière | $3,680

Cartier Collection les must Tank Solo watch in steel | $2,300


Photo courtesy of Elle
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Elle Magazines’ Best in Show

SPRING 2010 | Hair and Makeup Trends


THE LOOK: “Blush adds life to the face,” says makeup artist Pat McGrath, who broke out the rouge backstage at Anna Sui.

SEEN AT: Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci

DIY: Makeup artist James Kaliardos kept blush high on the cheek bones at DVF: “If it’s low on the face, it’s too old-fashioned.”

TRY WITH: Iridescence. “It brings out cheekbones and makes skin glisten, which is sexy,” Kaliardos says.

GET THE LOOK | Smashbox Heartbreaker Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starlight | Givenchy le Prisme Blush in It-Girl Purple 24 | Tina Turnbow for Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Flower Child.


THE LOOK: In his 25-year career, hairstylist Guido “received the most compliments” about the messy side braids he did at Alexander Wang.

SEEN AT: Alexander Wang, Lacoste,Miu Miu

DIY: Hairstylist Dennis Lanni slathered on styling cream and plaited a high, side ponytail at Lacoste.

TRY WITH:Wings. Guido, Redken’s creative consultant, gave models’ hair lots of lift at Alexander Wang by adding “wings” at the temple: “Pull it out a little bit, then mold with hairspray and your fingers.”

GET THE LOOK | Blax Snag-free Hair Elastics | L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray | Redken Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream-Mousse.


THE LOOK: Models received an electric shock of color on their fingertips at Zac Posen, where manicurist Deborah Lippmann painted a hot melon shade onto nails.

SEEN AT: Chris Benz, Rag & Bone, Zac Posen

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