All posts tagged: mydubai

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

Love in Paradise

      Styling and planning @jiveevents Photography @jvrphotographyliz Floral design @valentino_flowers Wedding dress @thebridalshowroomdubai Bridal crown @bellesbyraquel Hair and makeup @thelouisemonique Cake @niceribbonatelier Furniture rentals @innovativehiringdubai  Stationary @designbylouma Sign, drink stirrers and name tags @_the_party Venue @parkhyattdubai Glasses @tanagrame via @MyListae Plates and cutleries @galerieslafayettedubai via @MyListae Pomegranate glasses, colored poufs and other accessories @oderosedubai via @MyListae Model @divadubaimodels  

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

Beautiful & Happy

  Photography: Lauren Ellis-Godfrey Make-up: Louise Monique Model: Renae for MKS Jewellery

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 …

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: Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition

Since October is my birthday month, I get to be spoiled a little and one of my birthday presents is The Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette in Rose Gold Edition. Yaaassss! I’ve been eyeing on Huda’s products for a long time now, she’s such a business inspiration. From a finance analyst to a make-up mogul, what a transition! Hands down to that, you go girl! I’ve tried some of her lashes and I must say they are amazing! They look gorgeous on my clients with wide & deep set eyes but I don’t like using it for myself since I tend to go natural and man, those lashes are not subtle! I also heard a lot of good reviews on her lip contour. I don’t usually go crazy and line up at Sephora just to get newly launched products. I’m not yet there, but maybe soon? fingers crossed hopefully not. HAH! But I was chuffed that I got this recently launched palette and I got to try it right away so I thought I’d do a …

Make-up in Black & White

“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.” – Andri Cauldwell I’ve always been fascinated with black and white photos. That’s why when Ryk shared these photos to me, I told myself, I have to post this even if it doesn’t highlight my make-up work – maybe it does? I’m not too sure but I love it anyway and I’ve got a batch of colored photos coming up so let’s say that this post is a teaser for that. 😉 Itsoura together with The Bridal Showroom, The Flower Market and myself collaborated for this styled shoot. In this post, you can see that I’ve done 2 looks: a very soft and bridal look and transition to something bold & edgy. Honestly, we just played around and let the creative juice flow. Sometimes, it’s best to just go with it, let creativity take you to places you’ve never been and make you do things you’ve never done.      Film Photography: …

The Power of Make-up: Faux Freckles

   The Power of Make-up; How I change Emma’s look from flawless to flawsome! Some of you might have noticed that I mainly work with Emma, the reason behind that is first, she’s my favourite girl. Second, she has phenomenal facial features. Third, she’s an upcoming model here in Dubai and lastly, I want to show her face in different types of make-up and see how make-up could change one’s look. In this shoot, I’ve done a very simple & fresh make-up but I’ve also added faux freckles on her. Yes! those freckles aren’t real. 🙂 Photo Credits to: Enchanté Studios Comment below if you liked her look and if you want to suggest a different look for Emma. xxx Louise Monique