Month: December 2015

The Urban Market Experience

As the cold weather approaches Dubai, there are lots of upcoming outdoor events  happening and one of which is  the Urban Market at Alserkal Avenue. The two-day event includes art, live music, food, workshops, activities and a chance to buy gifts ranging from art and fashion to upcycled bicycles. The market is free to attend and is open to all, offering a platform for the community to get involved in the local arts scene. My first stop of course are my friends, Dana & Kris who has a booth at FN Designs to sell their books, postcards & book marks. They also give a free cupcake from Sweet Taste of Eden when you buy a book!       My mom had her own  face painting booth at The Yard and was a sure hit for kids! Check out her face painting designs and works here.       I also love the idea that Alserkal Avenue is not just a hub for galleries and established artists, you could also unleash the artist in you! There were ongoing …

The POREfessional vs. Face Atelier Ultra Matte Mattifier

I know this product has been out for a long time now but I just had the perfect opportunity to get one for myself last week when I was at Mall of the Emirates and Benefit had a kiosk outside Wojooh and the sales lady enticed me with a free bag if I get three items! No, I did not get three items and I did not get my free bag but I thought to myself, oh well this could be a nice addition to my kit since my Face Atelier Ultra Matte Mattifier is almost finished. To get to the point, is The POREfessional a worthy replacement to the Face Atelier Ultra Matte Mattifier? I’ve used The POREfessional for over a week now and I’m not too happy with the results. Yes, it left my skin smooth and yes, it gave that blurring effect but after 4-5 hours, I noticed that it makes my skin look like it’s peeling unlike when I use my Face Atelier Ultra Foundation on its own. (Read post about Face …

Product Review: Makeup Eraser

I was pretty excited and intrigued when I first saw the Makeup Eraser. I wouldn’t deny but I was doubtful about it at first, how could a normal looking cloth remove my make up just like that? but for practicality’s sake, I have to give it a try. I was having a discussion with myself that if I buy this and it works, I’ll save at least three bottles of make up remover and a lot of cotton! So for AED 135, I’m placed my bet on it! After opening the box, I placed the cloth in the laundry as instructed, once it’s dry I had it ready so when I reach home that day, I could give it a try! Before using the cloth, you have to wet it with warm water and you’re good to go! I still can’t believe my eyes after I’ve tried the make up eraser last night. Yes, without a doubt it is brilliantly effective! I’ve had my foundation, concealer, brows, blush, waterproof eyeliner and lipstick on but it …

Face Atelier Ultra Foundation

Face Atelier is one of the most underrated make up brands at least here in Dubai and there are lots of brands to compete to such as MAC, Make UP Forever, Illamasqua etc. I haven’t tried all foundations that there is so I cannot say that I am a foundation specialist but I really do love Face Atelier Ultra Foundation because if several reasons. It’s silicone based so it seeps into the skin and it doesn’t look cakey at all. If you get the right shade it just looks like your own skin but so much better! It works well with young skin that doesn’t need a lot of product and works well with mature skin too. Because it’s silicone based, the product seeps into the wrinkles and makes the skin look younger and softer. The trick is to get the perfect shade! It’s medium to full coverage. It works on days when you want to look fresh and not too made up and it could work double time if you want a perfect flawless skin …