Skip the salon: 10 professional DIY makeup tips


Hi all, I came across this amazing post on the web and thought of sharing it with you all. Check out these 10 amazing DIY beauty hacks! We spend hundreds & thousands of dirhams at beauty salons in our quest to look perfect and flawless. We cannot do it ourselves because we do not possess the knowledge that beauticians and makeup experts do. The good news is that now you can, read on to know how you can look absolutely gorgeous in the comfort of your own home.

1. There are so many great ways to use Vaseline in your beauty rituals. For thicker, darker, longer looking eyelashes just apply some Vaseline to your mascara brush everyday and then use your mascara regularly. You’ll see noticeable results!

2. In the UAE, we are exposed to heat and then air conditioning throughout the day, which can make the skin dry and flaky. For a smooth application of foundation it’s important to get rid of that dead skin sitting on the top layer of your face before you apply foundation. Mix a bit of brown sugar with honey and gently scrub your face and lips (use a toothbrush for the lips). It’s an easy and cost effective method to exfoliate the skin but works!

3. Makeup looks more complete when colors are coordinated. Color coordinate your lips with your cheeks to create a uniform look that brings your makeup together and looks natural. I love using any lipstick or colored lip balm and then applying some to the back of my hand. From there I use my middle finger to apply the color to the apples of my cheeks by blending upwards and outwards. Looks natural yet together, and it’s so easy to do!

4. It can be tricky to wear red or deep colored lipsticks. As you’re applying lip liner smile a little so the lips get tight and it’s easier to apply. Fill in the entire lip with the lip liner and then with the help of a good lip brush apply the lipstick starting at the center of the lip and blending it outwards. Using a lip brush takes more time to apply but gives you precision.

5. Everyone loves a nice contour. Fake those killer cheekbones by making a fish face to find the natural cheekbone contours of your face. Then use a large fan brush to sweep on a contour powder or matte bronzer. The fan brush blends as it applies.

6. When you make a mistake while applying lipstick don’t wipe it away. Wiping smears the color further and creates a messy look around the lips. Instead, use a bit of concealer on a pointed concealer brush to erase it. I love to use the #195 from MAC. It’s the perfect brush!


7. We all have days when we breakout with pimples. To make them less obvious, stick with matte textures. Anything shiny or shimmery on top of a pimple reflects light making it look more obvious.

8. To create a ‘glow from within look to your skin’ apply your illumizier before you apply foundation. By doing so, the skin absorbs the illuminizer and then blends into the foundation for a more natural glow. I like using Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream because it’s a cream but has a gold shine to it.

9. When you’ve applied too much foundation and don’t know what to do, instead of wiping it off which will irritate the skin; spray on MAC Fix + and then take a tissue and lightly pat it on your face. Your makeup will instantly look more natural.
10. We’ve all heard that using a white pencil in the water line can make the eyes appear bigger. For Arab and Asian skin try using a nude pencil instead. White can be too harsh for our skin tones, nude looks a lot more natural and makes the eyes look bigger!

Hope this helps, comment below to us know what worked fr you!

Until next time then xoxo….


Product Review : Fun in the Sun with Neutrogena

Hi Lovelies,

Hope you all have had a fabulous week so far!

The beauty blog me has come up with yet another exciting product review. I have taken the liberty to try out some lovely Neutrogena products for all you beauty lovers out there! Read on to know more about Neutrogena’s scintillating new range of products.

If you are planning to embark on a travel adventure this summer then these Neutrogena products are a must have in your carry bag.Not just will they will help you look your best, but will also keep your skin glowing and protected throughout the summer season.


I have now been using the Neutrogena Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine facial wash for over a week now and it has done some serious wonders for my skin. With the prickly heat in Dubai getting worse day-to-day my skin was having some serious acne breakouts and it looked just awful. The Neutrogena face wash has worked like a magic potion for my skin, not only did the acne visibly reduce but it completely disappeared within 3-4 days. I haven’t seen one come on as yet either.


The Neutrogena Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine facial wash keeps both pores and shine under control. It removes 77% of excess sebum and unclogs pores, giving you a naturally fresh, matte finish and visibly refined looking skin. All you need for a flawless-looking complexion this summer!

Next on the bucket list is nothing short of a saviour the Neutrogena Deep Clean Makeup Remover Wipes. With one easy sweep, these ultra-soft, pre-moistened wipes effectively and gently clear away makeup – even waterproof mascara, dirt and oil leaving skin thoroughly clean. Definitely a must for your travel beauty kit!

I can’t stress this enough: don’t leave anywhere without applying SPF. There’s nothing as damaging to your skin as UV radiation. It causes wrinkles, brown spots and the accelerated aging of our skin. Sunscreen is the best ally we’ve got! So, make sure you pack the Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen (SPF 30, 45 & 55). It’s water-resistant, it feels weightless and has a matte finish on your skin. Plus, it’s PABA free and non-comedogenic too.

I am sure after reading this review you cant wait to get your hands on these Neutrogena Goodies! Trust me you will be as excited to use them as I was, oh and did i mention the face wash smells absolutely divine, I haven’t come across a better scented face product in my life. Everything you need in terms of names, pricing and availability can be found below. Hope this helps !

Until next time then beauty lovers xx

Product information:

Neutrogena® Visibly Clear® Pore & Shine Daily Wash, AED 44.86

Neutrogena® Deep Clean Makeup Remover Wipes, AED 29.14

Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen (SPF 30, 45 and 55), AED 67.82


The GlamBox Review – March


Hello Glamistas. Let me welcome you to my first ever GlamBox review.

For those of you who might have heard about it but need a refresher, here you go. GlamBox is a monthly beauty subscription service where in each month; subscribers receive a gorgeous pink box with 5-6 beauty samples from several leading and upcoming brands. Some boxes even have invitations to in-store events or spa vouchers for you’ll to try out. Furthermore, you can buy many of the products from their website and earn points/freebies on surveys of the products you get.

I received my first GlamBox in March 2014, it was a quite a treat I must say. Just the way it was all wrapped up was so very enticing to look at. The GlamBox for me personally has been a great way to try out new products without having to indulge in a full-sized product that I may or may not like. My apologies for the slightly delayed review, however it is because, I wanted to try out each and every product, experience the results and then write about it for all your guys to have a clear idea of how well they work.

While the GlamBox usually has products from a range of brands, the March GlamBox was an exclusive Benefit branded box. My March GlamBox goodness consisted of the following miniature products


1)     Total Moisture Facial Cream

2)     The POREfessional Pro balm

3)     They’re Real Beyond Mascara (Yuppieeeee!!!!)

4)     Cha Cha Tint Lip gloss

5)     Hello Flawless Brightening Make-up Lumiere

Sounds like quite the package doesn’t it? From the basic facial moisturizing cream to the final touch of red hint on the lips, the March GlamBox covered it all.

My personal favorite item was the Beyond Mascara. Although the brush is the size of a little finger, the results however are magnificent. It lengthened and volumised my lashes instantly transforming my entire look for the night, definitely a winner for the GlamBox!

My second favorite item was the POREfessional Pro Balm. Once again Benefit have out done themselves with this cute, yet lethal face primer. It works like a dream when used underneath the Benefit Brightening Makeup Lumiere. It instantly minimizes and reduces the look of any pores on the skin. All you need to do is dab on a few drops on to your finger tips and rub it in the face and Voila, the results will speak for themselves.

When all 5 products are teamed together you will undoubtedly acheive the look of ultimate glamour. I have personally loved and enjoyed using all 5 benefit beauty products, Wish the bottles had been a little bigger in size, but other than that – total LOVE!


Log on the website NOW and shop all the products, trust me it’s a purchase you will not regret. You could also get these products at Benefits official website

If you’re a beauty addict and looking to try out new things, GlamBox is a great concept for you to experiment with!