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in Makeup, product review

There’s a Fine Line


This eyeliner is a must have in your makeup bag! After trying several dozens of different pencil, liquid and gel liners, there seems to be no question as to what takes the cake. This multi-award winning formula (Elle, Allure, and In Style magazines) gives easy control but a line that willl literally stay all day. I love this liner, hands down the best gel liner around! ($21 available at Nordstrom, or 102 AED at Bobbi Brown, Dubai Mall or Harvey Nichols)

H.Kattan
in beauty

Chanel Gets Furry

Chanel’s showcase for s/s 2010 in Paris showing off their signature Chanel tweed with more than a hint of fur. The runway was covered with fur bags, boots, and jackets. PETA fans hold your paint! Deisgn genius, Karl Lagerfeld chose faux fur this season–more than one reason to fall in love with this gorgeous collection!

photos courtesy of maryska’s daily and style.com 

-H.Kattan
in Uncategorized

Behind the Scenes: Maniac Magazine (US)

I had an amazing day yesterday shooting with LA-based fashion photographer, Melissa Rodwell. The Serbian goddess of a model (Zeljka Budimir) came straight from Milan and was insanely talented. We had the red camera on set too, which made everything even more exciting. Here are some photos from our shoot. The spice souk made for a perfect background and will be featured in Maniac magazine in the states.

my hand working fast

Zeljka looking gorgeous

We had a pretty big crowd at one point

The venue could not have been more beautiful

Looking hot, nothing like designer couture in the rough necks of Dubai

Her legs go on forever
H.Kattan
in hair

Silky-Soft-Hair! Oh My!!

Summer sun will soon be shining on our doorstep, but with the sunshine comes the humidity and then (cue 1920’s horror film background music) FRIZZ! We’ve all heard of the Brazilian Keratin Treatment and if you haven’t done it already, I’m sure you’ve at least been a bit curious as to what the hype is all about.
I personally never thought I could benefit from this treatment as my hair is pin-straight and I was frightened to lose volume. But as a licensed cosmetologist (providing the service at a very reasonable price ), I had to at least try it out for myself. My verdict: Keratin is great for EVERYONE!
Keratin is the main protective substance in our hair. Adding more keratin to our hair improves each strand inside and out. Keratin will not only make your hair shinier, healthier and stronger, but it also protects from environmental damage caused by the sun that cause hair color to fade.


The great thing about the Brazilian Keratin Treatment is it’s just a reconditioning treatment –shocking—a salon procedure that gives you beautiful, silky hair, without the damage! BEWARE: Most Keratin Treatments contain the carcinogen, formaldehyde. So, say no to brain tumors and consult your stylist to ensure they are using formaldehyde-free products. These formaldehyde-free products are significantly more costly to the stylist/salon. So, expect the formaldehyde-free Keratin Treatment to be a bit pricier than other salons that use products containing the cancer-causing chem. If any time to splurge on the higher end product, this is it.

Expect silky locks for 3-5 months, depending on your products and how often you wash. Blow out time cut in half! Frizz-nonestistent. Without effort, tight curls will be naturally wavy. Waves will be naturally straight.

Best place to get this treatment in Boston Area: contact Candice (+1774.930.8731) Not only will you get the formaldehyde-free treatment at $150, which is less than the standard $180, but you will also be on your way with all the tools to maintain your soft tresses at a discount price. Recommended products by Candice: Pureology Antifade ZeroSulfate Shampoo and Conditioner (Retails at $27 each 10.1 oz, she sells for $20 each with treatment).

photo courtesy of myhairstylingtools
-Candice, edited by H.Kattan
in beauty

Makeup Mannequins

Makeup doesn’t get more flawless than on the catwalk … some of the finest trends in beauty emerge, do you dare?

Backstage at Christian Dior RTW Fall 2010

 

Backstage at Issey Miyake RTW Fall 2010

 


Backstage at Lanvin Fall 2010

Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto RTW Fall 2010

 


Backstage at Viktor & Rolf RTW Fall 2010

Photos courtesy of WWD
-J.SAAB
in Makeup, product review

Get Perfekt Skin


As much as I love to sunbathe, I never thought I would burn–boy was I wrong! After spending close to 5 hours in Thai sun, and using ZERO PROTECTION, my skin thanked me, cordially. It was the first time both my husband and I had burned in our lives. Needless to say, we peeled like bananas. My skin—bloootchy!! I had numerous Moroccan bath, scrubs, etc. and nothing truly made my skin look flawless again.

Luckily for me, Perfekt came to my rescue. This incredibly silky formula makes your skin look even and bronzed. I try stay out of the sun now, but I still use this amazing product. Any night I have an event or wedding to go to, I simply apply this to my arms, legs and decolletege. It also adds the slightest amount of shimmer, which is to-die-for! Now you can have your Perfekt skin! Literally!

(Available at Sephora, $48)

photo courtesy of planet green 

-H.Kattan
in Uncategorized

Behold … The Oscars!

A night of illumination! From the glamorous gowns and tuxedos, to the jaw-dropping jewels and the perfect coifs … you decide which is your favorite!

The Women

Jennifer Lopez | Armani Privé

Sandra Bullock | Marchesa

Sarah Jessica Parker | Chanel Haute Couture

Kate Winslet | Yves Saint Laurent

Zoe Saldana | Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

Miley Cyrus | Jenny Packham

Cameron Diaz | Oscar de la Renta

Vera Farmiga | Marchesa

Amanda Seyfried | Armani Privé

Rachel McAdams | Elie Saab
Carey Mulligan | Prada

Demi Moore | Versace

Diane Kruger | Chanel Haute Couture

Kristen Stewart | Monique Lhuillier

Penelope Cruz | Donna Karen

The Men

Ryan Seacrest and Jake Gyllenhall | Burberry

Zac Efron | Calvin Klein

Tom Ford | Tom Ford

Ryan Reynolds | Tom Ford

Tyler Perry | Prada

Photos courtesy of Yahoo and People

-J.SAAB
in product review, skin

Wrinkle Cream that Works!


So I admit, I’ve tanned a few times too many in my lifetime. I love to be bronzed, I can’t help it! Although I may fancy the sun-kissed-goddess look, my skin hates it! So much, that it decided to wrinkle like a prune when I hit my mid-twenties:( Thankfully, I was introduced to Peter Thomas Roth’s (PTR) UnWrinkle–finally, a product that literally does what it says.

The super-smoothing formula is made up six peptides that relax, smooth, and prevent wrinkles. If that doesn’t sound good enough for you, one of the peptides actually boost the production of collagen.

Seems too good to be true? Well, the only draw back is that you have to continuously use this product to maintain results, but trust me, you will want to! I never travel without it!

Available at Sephora ($120) or Sister’s salon in Dubai Mall (395 AED).

photo courtesy of sephora
-H.Kattan
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