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The World’s Best Sponge

BEAUTY BLENDER | PRODUCT ALERT
By Huda Heidi Kattan

When I open my makeup bag, one of the first thing people want to do is grab my beautiful pink Beauty Blender sponges (Of course I don’t let them!).  You may have seen this spectacular sponge being used by some of the leading makeup artist, and wondered ‘is that sponge really that good?’ I am here to tell you, Ohhh Yeeaah!Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

BEAUTY TRUTH | BEAUTY SLEEP
By Huda Heidi Kattan

Ok, we all know that sleep, sometimes referred to as “beauty sleep” is a huge determinant to good health and of course, beauty, but how many of us actually get enough of our z’s? I admit it! I am totally guilty of not getting my share of rest! In fact, I’m lucky if I get a good 6 hours on some nights. So just what are the affects of not catching enough shut eye?Continue reading

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Indulge Your Skin with Korres

Seems like everyone is getting the memo that Korres products are nothing short of amazing. Everyone from Harvey Nichols, to Sephora, and Bloomingdales (to name a few) have decided to carry the power brand. Not only are they super natural and gentle on your skin, but they smell amazing and have incredible moisturizing power. These are some HIGHLY recommended products.

Jasmine Body Butter
Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes
White Tea Cleanser
Cinnamon and Natural Clay Anti-Acne Mask
photos courtesy of korres

You can buy these products at select Nordstroms (US), Sephora (US), Bloomingdales (Dubai Mall), Harvey Nichols (Mall of the Emirates, Dubai), and the Korres store (Dubai Mall), and online.

-H.Kattan
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Tricks are For Kids

PHOTOSHOP | MADONNA | VUITTON
By Huda Heidi Kattan

Yes we’ve all heard of the wonders of Photoshop, but have we all seen the evidence? My favorite picture is Madonna modeling for Louis Vuitton–not only did they make her look young, fresh, and alive, but check out how they smoothed out her muscle tone to make her look more feminine and busty.  Here are some of my favorite Photoshopped pictures. It’s amazing what a “little” photoshop can do!

Madge photoshopped for Louis Vuitton

Kim Kardashian photoshopped for Complex Magazine

Kimora Lee Simmons photoshopped with supermodel, Daria Werbowy’s legs

images courtesy of nymag, complex, and coco perez

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Things That Make You Go…Ooohh!

ENTERTAINER | BODY BOOK
By Huda Heidi Kattan

Being an economic shopper, I am always looking for the best deal, no matter where I am.  Having used the Entertainer before, I know these books have the ability to save you incredible amounts of money.  However, I never thought about purchasing the body book.  If you are a spa-lover or salon-whore, then you MUST buy this book.  Not only is it almost double the size as it was in previous years, meaning almost EVERY spa/salon in the UAE (predominantly Dubai)  is in this book, but the prices is very reasonable this year. At 225 AED, enjoy more manis, pedis, facials, and massages than you can handle.

 

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Do Something Beautiful

Haiti needs our help! It is estimated that over 100,000 people are dead and many are injured without means for survival. A broken bone in Haiti, can unfortunately mean death by infection. Without the proper medical attention more Haitians will surely die and more children will be left without parents to care for them.

We can make a difference; hopeforhaitinow.org is an organization that dedicates 100% of funds raised to relief efforts. For as little as 5 cents (US), you can save a life.

Donate! Nothing is more beautiful than saving a life!

H.Kattan
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All Hail the QUEEN!! Alexander McQueen, that is.

These intense platform heels command a lot of attention on their own, let alone in a bright chartreuse hue. Brazilian beauty Raquel Zimmerman makes taming a pool of slithery snakes look effortless in Alexander McQueen’s S/S 2010 Campaign.


-Photo courtesy of alexandermcqueen.com

Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear





Fantastic party dresses, don’t you say?

-All photos courtesy of style.com

J.SAAB
in DIY - NATURAL

Beat Dark Circles at Home!

Looking tired lately or want to rid those dark circles? Try these at home remedies that work, remember these remedies are natural and gentle, so give it at least a couple of weeks before you see results.

Almond Oil

Massage gently under your eyes every night. Make sure to wash the formula off in the morning.

Lemon and Tomato Juice

In a bowl, combine 2 teaspoons of tomato juice, lemon juice and flour. Beat the mixture with a fork until smooth paste. Apply the paste under your eyes and leave for approximately 10 minutes. Remove the paste before it dries by rubbing very softly. Try doing this once a day, this remedy should show results after just a few days!

Cucumber Juice

Shred one cucumber in food processor then use strainer to squeeze juice out. Place in refrigerator for approximately one hour. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and mix. Saturate Cotton ball with mixture and place on each eye for 15 minutes, wash thoroughly and apply almond oil to area for moisture. Repeat once daily.

Grated Potato

Grate a fresh potato and squeeze the juice out with a strainer. Dip your cotton ball in the juice and place on both eyes for 10 minutes. Wash the area thoroughly and moisturize with almond oil. Repeat 3 times a week. Note, potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase found often in cosmetic skin lighteners.

information gathered by Alya Kattan, edited by H.Kattan

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Vivaciously Haute

V MAGAZINE | HAUTE EDITORIAL
By Huda Heidi Kattan

No matter what book store you enter, if you go anywhere near their fashion magazines, it’s almost impossible to miss V Magazine.  Sure, the magazine itself is quite large, but that’s not what grabs your attention. No! It’s the hot cover photo that will catch your eye. For it’s artistic brilliance, we commemorate V Magazine for having some of the hautest, most visually stimulating high fashion covers  in the industry. Bravo V!


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