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A Bridal Affair

   Planning / Styling @theweddinghaven Photography / Videography @melrish Flowers @blossomtreedubai Rentals @innovativehiringdubai Hair / Makeup @thelouisemonique Bridal Dresses @vanilastudiodubai Cake @littlemscupcakes Wooden signs & decor @_the_party Venue @lavilledubai  Linens @tabletopsevents_ae Embroidered napkins @loulafavors Jewelry @mariaomstudio

DIP DYE WEDDING IDEAS IN OMBRÉ PEACH AND CORAL

      Featured in Hey Wedding Lady! Dip Dye Wedding Ideas in Ombré Peach and Coral Click here to view our work featured in Aisle Society   Photography by Liz JvR Photography | Planning and Event Design byCloud Nine Wedding & Event Organizinging & Event | Floral Design byTulipano. Floral Decor.. | Wedding Dress designed by House of Moirai Bridal | Wedding Dress dyed by Egypsy | Custom Wall Backdrops byE-Walls Studio | Wedding Cake by Rasha Rmeily Cakes | Table Decor from MyList | Furniture Rentals from Harlequin Marquees & Event Services | Stationery Design and Calligraphy by TheFozzyBook | Bridal Makeup by The Louise Monique | Silk Ribbon by Seidenband

Black & White with Paula

It’s fascinating how the internet and social media connect people all over the world. In our case, social media became a tool to meet up and work with like-minded & creative people. Paula is London-based model and blogger traveling to Dubai for a week, she approached me for a collab shoot and I’d be making a mistake if I say no to that beauty. For this shoot, I opted for a natural makeup that emphasizes her natural beauty. We just wanted everything authentic and as raw as it could get, in fact, these photos are edited minimally – no skin retouching done. My good friend and one of my most trusted photographers, Joem perfectly captured Paula’s personality- candid, fun and a natural stunner. Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Joem Aldea Model: Paula Okunzuwa

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 …

Product Review: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

I know this foundation has been out in the market since forever but as I mentioned before I don’t usually give into hype, I am more of a sure-hit make-up buyer. Why would I gamble my hard earned money to buy expensive make-up to try and there’s no assurance that it’s going to be good. WHY? I try to be a little sensible so I can justify my make-up spending. Plus, I’m a make-up artist and I like using top of the line products on my clients, they are not my guinea pigs whom I’ll try so-so products on. So I was at Sephora the other day and I saw a friend of a friend who works at NARS so I thought it was the perfect timing to get me some NARS goodies. First thing that I bought was the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, obviously I got a little excited about it because I got 3 shades: Stromboli, Syracuse & Barcelona. The shades are all in medium, the reason behind is in my list …

Anna Rodionova – Account Manager

“Beauty for me is graciousness. A gracious person will always be beautiful. ” – Anna Rodionova, Account Manager

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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 …

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 …