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THE FANTASY WORLD OF ALEX BOX


Alex Box has been reveired as one of the hottest new makeup artist since Pat McGrath. Formally a painter, this makeup queen has created images that have been considered as some of the greatest work of our time. Thank God Antonia from Promake introduced her to me! This eclectic diva has thing for creating masterpieces that are made to inspire-and we are oh, so inspired.

photos courtesy of rankin

-H.Kattan
in Uncategorized

Amazing Product Alert! Elnett Hairspray


Terrified of hairspray? Well, you may not be the only one. I noticed that anytime I pull a can of hairspray out of my makeup kit, people give the I-will pop-you-if-you-think-you’re-getting-near-me-with-that-can look. While, I understand their pain, I simply cannot avoid using hairspray at times. Thank God there was a genius at L’Oreal who invented this amazing product! Elnett Satin Hairspray is by far the most revolutionary hairspray that gives you extra hold, but brushes out like it was never there. This product has been featured in European versions of Elle, Vogue, and other beauty and fashion magazines and has been the premier choice of fashion weeks all over Europe. Even long before it was released in the states, it was paraded in almost beauty bible–yes, it was torture waiting for it to hit stateside! Available at almost every pharmacy and grocery store in Dubai and now available at Target in the states, everyone can get their high fashion without the stiffness of most hairsprays! Definitely a must have!!

photo courtesy of abeautifulsentiment

H.Kattan
in beauty

Glitterati

VOGUE UK | April 2010
Inspired by Alberto Vargas’ iconic pin-ups, fashion editor Lucinda Chambers places Guinevere van Seenus in glitter, corsets and sheer blouses for a dreamy story in April’s Vogue UK. Captured by Javier Vallhonrat, Private Dancer gives a modern flair to the pin-up era with pieces from Jean Paul Gaultier, Miu Miu and Just Cavalli. -FGR-




Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB

 

in Makeup

DiorShow’s New Mascara Extase


Dior has released their new mascara DiorShow Extase. The brush resembles the“tiered” couture dresses from the House of Dior . This mascara seriously adds volume. The dual fibers work together to create volume that is unparell to any other mascara. The formula includes Black Pearl pigments that give the mascara an extra 3D effect that boost volume up to 50%. The patented SR38 helps promote healthier fuller lashes and also reconstruct damaged lashes. A mascara that gives you full gorgeous lashes that promotes lash health? Wow, sounds too good to be true!

Available at Sephora or department stores where Dior is sold ($28 or 155 AED).

photo courtesy of essentialle

H.Kattan
in Uncategorized

Spring Beauty Trend 2010: Pom Pom Products


The sweet treat isn’t only great for your eating pleasures on a hot spring day, but is one of the main ingredients in several amazing beauty products. The pomegranate is native to the region of Persia and the Himalayan ranges of India, and has been cultivated in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Mediterranean Region or several millennia. Antioxidant-rich extracts and acids from the ever-popular pomegranate infuse spring launches for your face and body.


Marc Jacobs Pomegranate


One in a collection of three limited edition Parisian patisserie-inspired splashes, this fresh scent fuses notes of pomegranate, mandarin flowers, lemon chiffon and violet. A sweet drydown of sugared musk, vanilla and

amber finishes off the olfactive treat. $68 (Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom, Saks, Sephora)

Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Treatment


Korea’s best-selling skin care brand, Sulwhasoo, comes to the U.S. this spring. A star product: This overnight treatment comprises rare six-year-old Korean ginseng and medicinal herbs to counteract dryness and fine lines. Extracts of walnut, white mulberry and pomegranate help brighten skin. $50 (Bergdorf Goodman)

Rodial Glamoxy Snake Serum

Rodial’s signature pomegranate ellagic tannin joins a synthetic version of the venom of an Asian viper to inhibit the contraction of muscle cells and relax expression lines. The Botox-like formula also purports to increase skin volume and build facial density. $150 (rodialskincare.com)

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash

This invigorating blend of lemongrass, grapefruit, rosemary and juicy pomegranate lathers up for a refreshing, skin-smoothing showering experience. $6.99 (mass retailers)

Ole Henriksen Feel the Difference Perfecting Mask With African Red Tea

This cooling mask delivers pomegranate, African red tea and vitamin E to calm skin and slow signs of aging. Algae extract tightens pores while citrus essential oils add antiseptic and purifying properties. $35 (Sephora, olehenriksen.com, sephora.com)


Photos courtesy of WWD

-J.SAAB

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Trend Triple Threat: Ruffles, Sequins & Neon

Want a more edgy rock look when you go out for a night in the city? My advice is to take these three appetizing trends and mix them. Add a touch of lace (with a glove or handbag), chunky jewels and dynamite stems and your look is complete … get ready for the stares. These items below are great separates that all complement each other well, mix away!


SEQUINS | Silk-chiffon top with sequin-embellished stripes, By Malene Birger, $335.

NEON | Sheer stretch-lace dress with cutout detail at shoulders, Preen, $680.

SEQUINS | Sequined shorts, Kitson, $68.

RUFFLES | T-shirt with asymmetric ruffle and lace detailing, Red Valentino, $295.


RUFFLES | Tiered tulle dress, Forever 21, $25.

Photos courtesy of Elle

-J.SAAB


in beauty

Blossoming Into Spring

SPRING BEAUTY TRENDS: These freshly picked offerings from Women’s Wear Daily, include extracts and inspirations from the flowers and plants found in a blossoming garden. The scents are fresh and airy and the make-up palettes are light and rosey. These classic products with subtle updates for a new season are deliciously delightful.


Bobbi Brown Orchid Color Strips Palette


These ladylike shades of lilacs, pinks and reds can be used on eyes, lips and cheeks for a fanciful, flower-inspired spring color statement. $90 (Bobbi Brown counters, bobbibrown.com)

Jo Malone London The Red Roses Fragrance Chronicle


First introduced on Valentine’s Day in 1996, the original Red Roses fragrance is updated in a set that pairs it with complementary scents to reveal its various facets. $95 (Saks)

MAC Give Me Liberty of London


MAC partners with Liberty, whose floral fabrics are a favorite of fashionistas everywhere, for its spring collection. Colorful, garden-inspired patterns add a chic edge to the makeup brand’s classic packaging. $14.50 to $25 (MAC counters and boutiques, maccosmetics.com)

Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio


For their latest effort, perfumers Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen took as their inspiration the gardens of Ninfa, near Rome, home to medieval ruins, lush evergreens, ripe citrus, fig trees and the picturesque Ninfeo River.
$120 (annickgoutal.com)


Tarte Flower Child Limited-Edition Best-Selling Eyeshadow Palette


Within the violet, flower-filled packaging is a wardrobe of muted bright shadows inspired by vintage flowers. A double-ended brush and two liners, in jade and brown, ensure eyes pop. $44 (Sephora)

Photos courtesy of WWD
-J.SAAB
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Get Familiar with BESS

COVET: Bess Cropped vintage leather biker jacket | $1,195

Bess’ vintage black leather biker jacket is the ultimate in rock ‘n’ roll rebellion. Embellished with hand-placed gold-tone pyramid studs, this cropped style will instantly transform every urban look.

Photo courtesy of net-a-porter
-J.SAAB

in hair, product review

Kiehl’s Styling Cream: Gorgeous Silky Hair

Looking for a styling cream that fights frizz and will tame your do? This Kiehl’s styling cream is incredible! I worked with a well-known Swedish makeup artist and she recommended this product–and wow! This cream will literally give you the sleek look with all the shine. Want Veronica Rabbit soft curls, this is your answer! It literally transformed my sisters frizzy locks to super smooth shiny tresses instantly. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants gorgeous hair! It’s a total must!

Thanks to everyone at Kiehl’s for all the great help! You guys are always so awesome!
photo courtesy of kiehl’s

-H.Kattan
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