Year: 2016


Make-up: Louise Monique Photography: Studio by Louise Monique

Becoming a Woman

True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. – Audrey Hepburn Photography: Portrait Couture by Enchanté  Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Model: Emma

Product Review: Macadamia Professional Hair Care

I’ve been using Macadamia products for a few good years now and I’ve been very happy about the effects of it. As some of you know, I’ve had long healthy locks before I had my pixie. Unfortunately, cutting my hair short is not a voluntary decision or a fashion statement but it was a salon treatment gone wrong. That’s another story to tell but anyway, my  go to hair product after coconut oil is Macadamia Professional. Nazih, my go-to professional hair & beauty shop here in Dubai went on sale so I obviously went out of my way to visit the shop and take advantage of that sale! I got myself and the bff some Macadamia goodies! Is it just me or is there anyone else out there who likes buying things in large quantities to save. I bought the Rejuvinating Shampoo & Moisturizing Rinse both in 1 Liter. Yes, 1 liter because I have a fear of running out of hair products! LOL but seriously though, I think it’s quite economical if you buy products in large quantities …

Bride Club ME Founder, Rio Downie’s 3rd Wedding Maternity Shoot

Here’s the link to view the full set of photos on Bride Club ME. Third Wedding Anniversary Maternity Shoot In Dubai   Make-up: The Louise Monique Hair: Be Bar Blow Dry Salon Photography: Liz Photography Location: Desert Palm by Per Aquum Dress: Plume Hats available in Dee’s Boutique

Product Review: Giella Eye M Glam Mineral Highlighter

I’ve recently joined Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics as their first Brand Ambassador in the UAE. I am thrilled to be part of the Giella family because it’s a brand that I truly believe in. Before I was even approached to become a brand ambassador, Eye M Glam is already my go-to highlighter. As a beauty writer, I promised myself that I will only recommend and promote products that I truly believe in. I don’t see the point of promoting something that you don’t actually like, it just doesn’t make sense to me. Giella products are hand-crafted with ingredients selected to customize the perfect product just for you. Products can be customized for allergies including nut oils and butters. She stands behind her products as being the finest in quality, texture and shade selections. All GIELLA products use the most pure ingredients that can  be found giving their makeup real skincare benefits. Giella is based and manufactured in the US but they deliver internationally and all the products are available online. All Giella products are cruelty free, non-pore …

The Edgy New Collection of MKS Jewellery

Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Lauren Ellis-Godfrey

Sebastian & Mary’s Wedding Video

Video by: Melrish Photo & Films Hair & Make-up for Mary: The Louise Monique

The Keyz New Collection

Abaya Designer: The Keyz Photographer: Lauren Ellis-Godfrey Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique

Brand Experience: THEORY Natural Beauty

It was such an honor to be friends and colleagues with the inspiring woman behind the brand THEORY. Dee is a woman on a mission, her passion for make-up and beauty has driven her brand to a whole new level. When I first met her, we instantly clicked! She was like my long-lost sister! Or the sister I wish I had! When she introduced her products to me, and I can’t believe that this woman created a brand with full range of products from foundations (with variations from organic, professional to custom blend), eyeshadows, blush, lipsticks, lip liner, mascara, brow pens..I could go on an on about it but it’s easy to say that the brand is complete! The brand caters everyone, from everyday women to professional make-up artists. We’ve recently worked together for Runway Dubai 2016 which her brand sponsored. As a make-up artist, I like coming prepared for a job. It was a very different experience for me when we did Runway Dubai, I didn’t bring anything but myself. She provided all the …

The Engagement: Ankit & Sanjeeta

“He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her day after day. Choice: that was the thing. ” – Sherman Alexie             Photography: Melrish Photography Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique