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Viva La Glam, Indeed!


Check out the latest behind the scenes for Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga for their Viva Glam lipsticks. Lady Gaga’s is a pretty pink and Cyndi Lauper’s is a vivacious red. The colors could not be more classic and the cause more beautiful. No matter what, we’re sure the new dynamic duo are going to make an impact in a gorgeous way.




photos courtesy of cocoperez
H.Kattan
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Bye Bye Wrinkles!

Chances are, if I know you, at some point in our friendship, I have given you a tube of Retin A. Why? I LOVE THIS STUFF!

A few years ago, after leaving sunny Dubai and heading to Boston in the winter, I began feeling a bit pasty. It wasn’t long before me and Hot Bodeez tanning salon became BFFs. As much as this seemed like a fool-proof relationship at the time, I noticed three long wrinkles forming across my forehead.

“Eeeek!” I remember thinking!

The dilemma, I loved my golden-bronzy skin, but these three little piglets, not so much.

An incredibly wise and beautiful woman who was to me, the epitome of a DIVA/mother figure recommended I use Retin A. To my amazement, my wrinkles literally, completely disappeared!

Retin A is used as treatment for acne, but is very effective in its ability to reduce the signs of aging, stretchmarks and even hair loss. If you are interested in using Retin A (also known as Aberela, Vesanoid, Renova, Atralin, Avita, or Stieva-A), contact your dermatologist and make sure to use it sparingly as it can cause too much skin renewal, which can lead to flaking.

I do recommend using a very light dosage. I use .025, which is very light and easy on my skin. Remember, don’t over do it! I tiny dab will go a long way!

H.Kattan

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Burlesque: Behind the Scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES | PHOTOSHOOT
By Huda Heidi Kattan

I seriously had an incredible time shooting at Burlesque with the dream team! Billie Muller, the incredibly talented and creative photographer, also was the art director and stylist (as usual) for the shoot. Antonia Malt from Promake, did the hair (seriously talented) and I did the makeup.

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Lovebug

PERIOD MAKEUP | 1960
By Huda Heidi Kattan

Of all my favorite periods for makeup, the early 1960’s has always been my favorite.  Strong brows, spikey lashes, heavy use of eyeshadow, with nude lips with a dash of glitter–so sultry.  It’s no wonder why these iconic beauties are some of the most memorable of all time. Simply put, their beauty is timeless. I’m thinking of doing a tutorial on this period makeup, let me know if you guys are interested!

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Flawless Foundation Tutorial

As requested, how I perfect foundation!

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Products I used:
MAC Prep and Prime
Perfekt Eye Cream
MAC Studio Fluid Fix Foundation
MAC Moistureblend Concealer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Foundation
Makeup Forever Sculpting Kit
Cargo Melt Proof Bronzer
MAC Blush in Melba
Recommended Highlighters: Smashbox Softlights, Dior Skin Finish
H.Kattan
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Go Army

GISELE BUNDCHEN | VOGUE KOREA
By Huda Heidi Kattan

Gisele Bundchen seriously could not look any hotter in Vogue Korea for May 2010.  In one of this seasons hottest trend, army green, Gisele works it with some very hard to get poses. Of course, we’re not surprised she nailed the shots. What is incredible however, is Gisele’s post-baby-bod—-is anyone’s laptop steaming? One thing is for sure, this is one of her hottest shoots! Work it mama!Continue reading

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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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