Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Butter London Nail Polish review in Lushington




My passion for Butter London has not changed much when I tested out this nail polish shade, though it chapped the next day since I didn't apply base and top coats, yet the compliments I received wearing that nail polish made me ignore totally the fact that it is not of the same good quality of polish that I am used to by Butter London.


Butter London Nail Polish Swatch in Lushington one coat

Butter London Nail Polish Swatch in Lushington two coats
Butter London Nail Polish Swatch in Lushington three coats



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ACNE MIRACLE MASK



Ingredients
2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons milk (Make sure TEASPOONS)


Mix ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon, pushing the mixture into the bowl with the bottom of the spoon. Then apply to skin working outwards. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Follow with your favorite moisturizer!



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Monday, April 21, 2014

Vichi- a fashion blog in Egypt that you can't miss



Vichi is a fashion blog that covers the fashion scene in Cairo. The Vichi's came together to keep Cairo's trendiest bunch in the loop of Egypt's booming fashion scene.

Here is what Cairoscene has to say about Vichi:

It doesn’t take a genius to tell you that Cairo isn’t exactly a fashion hub when compared to international places such as Italy, France, Ethiopia, Botswana… just kidding. We're defos more fashionable than Botswana. Anyway, despite this, thanks to people who are finally paying attention to fashion here, like Islam Ahmed, we are starting to gradually move towards actually having some semblance of a fashion scene in the country. Originally a stylist, Ahmed recently launched a brand-spanking new fashion blog, Vichi, the fashionable Egyptian human's wet dream of a site, filled to the brim with inspirations, street style shots, interviews with prominent designers, stylists, photographers, and loads more. The name, in case you're wondering is an amalgamation of Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

It all started with an Instagram account. Ahmed wanted to bring the idea of (virtually non-existent) street style to Cairo. "People here are not really familiar with the idea of street style, so I wanted to introduce a new idea. I wanted to take photos of well-dressed people in the street" he says. But alas, being the unfashionable city that we are, he couldn’t find many of those. "The only actual real, street-style shot I took was of an Italian guy!" So instead he got resourceful, using photos of his own well-dressed friends, and reposting other Instagrammers' stylish photos. As the account gained popularity, people instead began sending him their fashionable photos to post. "After there was so much positive feedback, I wanted to use the same concept but on a bigger scale". Hence the birth of the online blog of the same name. "The idea of the blog is to cover the whole fashion scene in Egypt. In addition to street style shots in Cairo, we also do interviews with local designers, photographers, stylists, etc. And of course, there's also posts about international fashion as well." They'll also cover fashion shows around the city, such as the recent Amina K show at Amuse concept store. The whole blog is really intended "to make people more aware of the fashion scene in Egypt." There's also an upcoming section that will feature street style inspirations from France, Italy, and the UK, three countries whose capitals are known for their sartorial savvy.

"The fashion scene in Egypt in growing, slowly, but it's definitely improving," says Ahmed.

Whether you're looking for independent local brands, news about the fashion capitals or fashion tricks & inspirations, we got you covered. Meet the Vichis who make it all happen here.


Follow Vichi blog here and on Facebook, and  Instagram: @vichi__   




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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Butter London Lippy Tinted balm review





I have always loved the nail polish range from Butter London-they last long, shades variation is amazing, great glossy or matte finishes and didn't chip off easily. Checkout my previous review on Butter london nailpolish review.

They have produced their beauty collection recently in the market (by recently I mean in the last 5 years or less). The range varies from eyeliners, mascaras, blush and lip balms. In this post, I will be reviewing the tinted lip balm in the shade Nutter

The lip balm is very soft, fairly pigmented and good coverage and opacity. Its is scented in almost cupcake scent.

Nutter is a light nude shade with brown undertones. It is non sticky, creamy and has a very moisturizing formula, that is why the name lip balm came from. So, Its is a lipstick, but has more qualifications of a lip balm.

The lipbalm is in a chic black  packaging with the logo on one side of it.



The color lasted for 3 hours with minimal reapplying.
Do I recommend this? YES


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Men SS'14 Must Haves





Weather in Egypt these days is very unpredictable, and believe me, it’s not convenient if you are out and about in light garments in a chilly weather and vice versa, so here you will find some tips on how you keep yourself ready in a trendy spring/summer 14 look. As there are many simple yet stylish ways you can inject into your look this season.
Always remember that being a male is a matter of birth, being a man is a matter of age, being a gentleman is a matter of choice so keep up all your life choices as a main priority.

 Open-fronted sweaters known as Cardigans



Those sweaters were named after the 7th Earl of cardigan a prominent British military figure who popularized the style and believe me it so manly so don’t let any tiny little thought stop you from wearing them because it should be one of the essentials in your wardrobe. It is considered as the Three season wear.

Cardigans opens down the front instead of pulling over the head meaning it can be worn open or closed which is perfectly fitting this changeable weather and while selecting yours make sure to have it narrow under the rib cage, widening back out down by the hips to give your chest a little bit of tapered shape. We don’t want the ladies to think that you did not start your summer workout yet!

Mandarin collar shirt


It is a short unfolded stand-up collar style that starts at the neckline and typically rise vertically two to five centimeters with straight or rounded edges at the top of the center front. The style originated from western interpretation of dresses worn by Mandarins in imperial china.

Those shirts are becoming very fashionable that can give you an irresistible semblance and the good news is that it can go with either your casual look or classic one’s.


Regular collar slim fit shirts

Regular collar shirts are essentials in anybody wardrobe as they can go at any season so keep plenty of them in your closet but remember for this Spring/summer collection it is going to hit more on colorful outfit so make sure to select bright and happy color that will really add charm to your look.

Patterned Socks


Tiny little details can say a lot of who you are which means people dumbing their socks choices are committing a big mistake. The more official rule is that you should match the color of your pants with your socks, However for Spring/summer 14 collection trend. It is going more towards summer bright colors with pattern such as stripes.

Always remember that obvious white socks should be reserved for gym only and only gym. I don’t want you to have the same comment that I had before from a pretty and lovely girl when she said. Hi MJ, how is your socks!

Double breasted Blazers


It is actually coming back, the boxy cut from the 80s considered as the big trend heading our way and as Gamauf says  “They are fresh, modern and versatile take on an old classic “ but remember the newer version is cut trimmer and shorter with a more natural shoulder.




Written by my handsome intern, Bably <3 Thank you

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Friday, April 18, 2014

How to maintain an oily free makeup that lasts all day



Ain't we all that girl who suffers from our makeup that fades after 3-4 hours of application and end up with oily T-zones? Here are quick and easy tips that will make your make up last longer on your skin, shine-free.

1. Prep with primer. For a fresh and dewy complexion that truly lasts all day, always prep with primer before applying foundation. Look for a primer that contains silicone (the key ingredient in most long-wearing formulas), which will act as a barrier between humidity and your skin.

2. Choose a silicone-based foundation. As with primers, silicone-based foundations are truly the longest wearing and the very best option when met with moisture.

3. Cream, please. Play off the heat and use a cream shadow and cream-based blush instead of powder versions. Cream products give you a nice, natural looking glow and they won’t get cakey. Look for long-wear versions for added insurance.

4. Use a waterproof concealer. If mascara is the only waterproof product in your makeup bag, then it’s time to do a little shopping. A densely pigmented, waterproof concealer will hide dark circles and blemishes, even in extreme heat.

5. Mind your lashes. For lush lashes and liner that won’t run, use a waterproof liquid liner and waterproof mascara. Raccoon eyes are never a cute look.


Bonus tip: Since heat and humidity usually entails sun, don’t forget the SPF! I also always keep some blotting papers in my bag to deal with shine. If you start to sweat, piling on more powder will only look cakey.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

SS'14 Makeup trends


This season, it’s all about pastels, bare, natural, dewy and raw beauty. Every season we're presented to a new variation on "natural" beauty, but, for spring/summer 2014, models really were sent out onto the catwalks with the bare minimum of makeup products and styling.


Almost more of a non-trend than a trend, the aim is to achieve a raw, natural-looking beauty using make-up to conceal flaws and to define features rather than to completely transform (Yes that means no mascara). The only make-up used at some fashion shows was a little concealer where it was needed, other at shows merely washed and dried hair before adding a little oil to tame any frizz. At some catwalks, eyes were given a wash of pale color to hollow and enhance shape, whilst others complemented messy plaits with illuminated skin for a "Nineties supermodel glow".

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to freshen up your makeup, try some new shades and rejuvenate your look. Soft berry colors, pastels and bright oranges are three of the hottest trends in make-up now. Try a soft, ethereal and romantic look or a bright pop of orange on the lips (but not together!). Experiment with a new creamy blush, lip color or eye shadow compact and have fun creating your own fresh make-up looks.

The peachy glow is no newbie to the beauty scene but this time round the apricot vibes hit the eyes –both liner and shadow. Dustings of coral right up to the brow was a huge look at some fashion shows. It's the perfect alternative to bare-faced beauty.


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