Monthly Archives: June 2015

TURN HEADS WITH COLAB

This summer sees Colab, a new sensation in dry shampoo, hit the shelves. The product promises long-lasting volume, texture and style, straight from the can, delivering flawless hair in next to no time. Colab is available in five head-turning fragrances, each embodying in a chic capital city, including London, Paris, New York, Rio and Tokyo.…
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INTRODUCING BALANCED GURU

Help to relax the mind, body and spirits of your clients with Balanced Guru Chakra Healing Energy Mists. Balanced Guru draws on aromatherapy to help bring peace into our lives and balance our Chakras. The chakra system is the symbolic presentation of energies which exist in the body influenced by the subconscious mind. Yoga and…
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Exclusive beauty layover concept at Hamad International Airport

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AND Trading in Qatar has pioneered a whole new and exciting way for women to travel in style by opening the first-ever express beauty stop at the Hamad International Airport.

Located at the Blush boutique in the Qatar Duty Free premises and main atrium of the airport, the combined expertise of AND Trading’s BD (Blow Dry) and Nails salon brands now allow women to avail of superior quality hair styling and grooming services as well as well manicure and pedicure in a fast, quick and affordable manner.

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As AND Trading’s pioneering express hair styling concept, BD at the airport, and only its second branch throughout Qatar, offers eight different blow-dry styles, scalp massage and Kerastase hair treatments. These are complemented by Nails’ selection of manicures and pedicures including French manicure, shape and polish, Incoco and Vinylux, as well as other services such as massages, waxing and threading.

“We are truly excited about being able to provide the unmatched convenience of the finest beauty treatments to the jet-setting women of Qatar,” says Mariam Trad, GM of AND Trading. “For the first time ever, women travelers need not worry about not having time to do their hair and nails before going on a trip.”

The airport branch of BD and Nails salon is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week and offers a range of beauty treatments just within 30-40 minutes.

www.andtrading.net

Kuwaiti Instagram idols enjoy photoshoot in Qatar

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W Doha Hotel & Residences, Qatar’s first luxury lifestyle hotel, welcomed two of the GCC’s most-loved Instagram influencers, Fouz Al Fahad of @TheRealFouz and Bibi Al Abdulmohsen of @Bibii63, to experience the world-renowned W hospitality from Friday 12 June to Saturday 14 June.

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During their weekend stay at the hotel, the Kuwaiti influencers participated in a photo shoot at various locations in the hotel. The three-day photo shoot was directed and shot by the award winning British photographer Paul Reiffer, while the clothes were sponsored by Qatar’s premier shopping destination Fifty One East.

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NEW Solar Gel Pro Nail Polish Collection

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Now you can choose your favorite polish from more than 250 colors that will give a gel-like finish. All Kinetics nail polishes have now been transformed into Solar Gel nail polishes, for an easier application and long lasting effect.
Easy Application with a 10-day wear.
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Now you don’t need a base coat as a first step for the perfect manicure because Solar Gel Professional Nail Polish offers maximum nail protection, a gel shine finish and up to 10 days wear. It applies just like a regular nail polish so you don’t need a UV lamp.
The steps to a new and perfect manicure with Kinetics Solar Gel are simple. Just apply two thin coats of your favorite shade and let it dry for two minutes.
After the polish is completely dry, finish with one coat of Solar Gel Top Coat, which is scratch-proof and will give you up to 10 days wear.
Available at Enigma Beauty Group Dubai

www.enigmabeauty.net

Brow Beauty

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Beautiful Brows are now available in the UAE as Aspire beauty Trading LLC has just launched its Brow styling treatment by ‘Brow’ by British brand Mii.
This treatment promises stunning results for in- salon styling and the creation of designer brows. It also offers a retail line for homecare so clients can care and upkeep the look at home between salon visits.

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For salons investing in the kit, free training is available.
Contact Aspire Beauty now for more details on +971 (0) 4 813 5110

www.aspirebeauty.ae

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GRAND HYATT DOHA HOSTS RAMADANAK TENT

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Grand Hyatt Doha offers an unforgettable Ramadan experience. In partnership with Porsche and Qatar Airways, Ramadanak is back this year with a twist. During the holy month, the hotel’s atrium has been converted into an Arabian dream with the support of Glow’n, making it the perfect place for families and friends to gather during the holy month of Ramadan. When you step into the lobby, there is a grandiose doorway that takes you into the award-winning Ramadan tent, which is located in the heart of the Arabian palace.
“Ramadan is a special time that brings people together for long hours to relax and catch-up,” explains Walid Kamel, Director of Sales and Marketing. “So we are creating the perfect atmosphere to capture the charm of the Middle East with shisha, live music and twirling dervishes, while also providing high quality food, which is another core attribute of the month.”
Price for sohour or iftar at Ramadanak tent is QAR 250 per person.
Price for sohour tray is QAR 140 per person.

استعد فندق جراند حياة هذا العام بالعديد من المفاجآت لتجربة رمضانية لا تنسى بالتعاون مع سيارات بورشه والخطوط الجوية القطرية. بدعم خاص من شركة جلون، قررت إدارة الفندق هذا العام التوسع واضافة المزيد من الخدمات بتحويل مدخل الفندق، اللوبي ومطعمين إلى قصر عربي كبير لينقلكم إلى زمن آخر ولكن بالطبع مع خدمة الفندق المتميزة المعتادة. تعبر خيمة رمضانك عن جوهر الأصالة العربية بتوفير الأجواء الدافئة وتقديم تجربة رمضانية مختلفة لن تُنسى.
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"شهر رمضان هو وقت مميز لجمع الأصدقاء والعائلة معا ولساعات طويلة للقاء والاسترخاء،" وضح وليد كامل، مدير المبيعات والتسويق. "لذلك سنخلق الجو المثالي للاستمتاع بسحر الشرق الأوسط، مع أفضل شيشة، موسيقى حية، عروض التنورة، وبالطبع أفضل قوائم الطعام عالية الجودة والتي تمثل السمة الأساسية للشهر الفضيل".
• ثمن السحور أو الإفطار في خيمة رمضانك هو 250 ريال قطري للشخص الواحد.
• ثمن صينية السحور هو 140 ريال قطري للشخص الواحد.
فندق جراند حياة الدوحة يقوم على خدمة لا تشوبها شائبة وراحة لامثيل لها. للحجز والاستفسار، قم بزيارة www.doha.grand.hyatt.com أو اتصل ب ٠٠٩٧٤٤٤٨١٢٣٤

Discover Grand Hyatt Doha at http://www.doha.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/RamadanTent.html

AND Trading introduces exclusive beauty layover concept at Hamad International Airport

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AND Trading, beauty salon expert in Qatar, has pioneered a whole new and exciting way for women to travel in style by opening the first-ever express beauty stop at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Located at the Blush boutique in the Qatar Duty Free premises and main atrium of the airport, the combined expertise of AND Trading’s BD (Blow Dry) and Nails salon brands now allows women to avail of superior quality hair styling and grooming services as well as manicures and pedicures in a fast, quick and affordable manner.

This express hair styling concept at the airport offers eight different blow-dry styles, scalp massage and Kerastase hair treatments.These are perfectly complemented by Nails’ selection of manicures and pedicures including French manicure, shape and polish, Incoco and Vinylux, as well as other services such as massages, waxing and threading.

“We are truly excited about being able to provide the unmatched convenience of the finest beauty treatments to the jet-setting women of Qatar,” says Mariam Trad, general manager of AND Trading. “For the first time ever, women travelers from Qatar need not worry about not having time to do their hair and nails before going on a trip. Our expert beauty professionals at BD and Nails salon can quickly transform them.”

The airport branch of BD and Nails salon is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week and offers a range of beauty treatments just within 30-40 minutes.

www.andtrading.net

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Vintage Beauty Hacks & Ideas

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photo: rook76 / Shutterstock.com

Strawberries as a facial cleanser, petroleum jelly as a primer and wearing two shades of blusher are just some of the vintage beauty hacks in need of a revival.

The beauty team at Hairtrade.com have researched the beauty fads of days gone by and given them a twenty-first century update.

Some of the uncovered secrets include favourites from Hollywood beauty icons like Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Grace Kelly.

Other tips included making the most of what women had in the past, like using rags instead of hot rollers and a dousing ice water bath instead of a facial.

There are also handy make-up pointers, such as applying white eyeliner on the waterline of the eye and using two shades of blusher to enhance cheekbones.

Laura Meredith from Hairtrade.com said: “Conducting the research for these hacks has been inspiring, old school glamour is completely timeless.

“We take the beauty products we have access to for granted, in fact nowadays there is almost too much choice.

“These tips are going back to the basics of hair and beauty maintenance and we’ve given little modern tweaks to them so you can channel that vintage style in your day-to-day look.”

Here are the site’s vintage beauty hacks.

1. Sea salt in the bath

Sea salt is your skin’s best friend, it can flush away infections and leave skin silky soft. Ladies of the past used to bathe in the exfoliant to get a glowing complexion.

Update it: Try using scented bath salts with a sea salt base, this way you’ll get all the benefits without smelling like a pack of ready salted crisps.

2. Baking soda as teeth whitening

Back before we had super advanced toothpastes, baking soda was used to get sparkling pearly whites. Big in the 60’s and 70’s, vintage beauties would rub baking soda onto their teeth then rinse.

Update it: To make the taste a bit more bearable, try adding lemon and peppermint oil to create a paste then use once or twice a week.

3. Strawberries to clean face

Now we have access to all kinds of face washes but English roses in the swinging sixties would blitz strawberries in a blender then use as a cleanser. The pink colouring of the fruit acted as a natural glow as well as smelling gorgeous.

Update it: Try adding strawberries to a mixture of mashed banana and honey and apply as a facemask.

4. White eyeliner inside eye

Using a white pencil to line the inner water line of the eye is a well-known trick of the trade from Marilyn Monroe. The Hollywood starlet loved her signature sultry eye look to make her blue eyes pop.

Update it: Try using pastel coloured eyeliner with white undertones for a playful nod to this classic beauty tip.

5. Mint leaves for dark circles

Hollywood pin-ups like Rita Hayworth and Sophia Loren were all about having fresh, wide-awake skin so ladies of the time were desperate to get this flawless look. One tip was to crush mint leaves and leave them under the eyes to banish dark circles.

Update it: For a less messy version, dab a tiny amount of toothpaste under your eyes before going to bed to wake up bright-eyed and bushy tailed.

6. Spray perfume onto hairbrush

Coco Chanel famously said that women should wear perfume wherever they would like to be kissed. Having a feminine smell was extremely important in those days so women would spritz their hairbrushes with perfume to carry their scent with every swish of their locks.

Update it: Try investing in a perfume designed specifically for hair that will nourish it as well as smelling good.

7. Use petroleum jelly on eyelids

The vintage look is all about having dramatic eye make-up. Women would apply thin layer of petroleum jelly over eyelids and then cover with neutral skin toned powder all the way up to brow line and blend a darker shade into crease for theatrical deep crease impact.

Update it: Use an eyelid primer instead of petroleum jelly for long-lasting vintage peepers.

8. Cold water treatment

Joan Crawford famously told how she splashed her face with ice cold water 25 times every morning to keep her legendary face smooth and taut.

Update it: If you can’t bear dousing yourself with freezing water, try mixing together sugar, warm water and lemon juice to cleanse your face for a fresh complexion.

9. Olive oil on hair

A favourite trick of auburn-locked Rita Hayworth, to keep hair looking lustrous, she would shampoo hair then apply olive oil to the ends and wrap up in towel for 15 minutes, After, she would rinse with hot water, cleanser and lemon juice to get rid of any residue.

Update it: If you haven’t got time for all this in the morning, try using an oil-based serum on wet hair then leave wrapped in a towel whilst you do your make-up. The serum will absorb into your hair without needing to rinse.

10. Two shades of blusher

In the days of black and white photography before forgiving Instagram filters, having high cheekbones was highly desirable. A trick credited to Grace Kelly was using two shades of blusher, a lighter shade on the bone and darker in the hollow.

Update it: Try using a highlighter on your cheekbones and dab above your brows for the ultimate minimalist chic.

11.Embracing porcelain skin

Before the days of fake tan, porcelain skin with a flawless complexion was seen as beautiful. Women would use parasols and wear huge hats to protect their skin from the sun’s glare.

Update it: Carrying a parasol on the bus to work might attract some strange looks so try investing a moisturiser with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

12.Crush rose petals or beetroot to tint cheeks

Back in the days of old school romance, a lady’s gentleman caller would always present her with a bouquet of roses. Before they withered, these blushing dames would rub the petals together until they produced liquid then dab this onto cheeks and lips for a rosy glow.

Update it: Try mixing the petal liquid with a cheer lip gloss to create a natural colour with some extra shimmer to take you through the night.

13. Homemade rollers

In the fifties, having thick curly hair was all the rage but hot rollers were expensive and uncomfortable to sleep it. Pioneering vintage beauties worked around this by rolling damp hair around pieces of fabric, tying off and leaving overnight.

Update it: Use the same trick but spritz your hair with sea salt spray once in the ‘rollers’ for a more tousled, bedhead look.

14. Beer shampoo

Rinsing hair with beer is an old wives’ tale that some still swear by today. After the liquid evaporates from the hair, a residue of hops and barley is left giving hair more body and weight.

Update it: If you don’t fancy smelling like a brewery, try using a deep-conditioning treatment on your hair once a week to keep it thick and well maintained.

15. Talcum powder

Even retro beauties suffered from greasy roots! Their saviour came in form of talcum powder, which they shook onto hair then ruffled up.

Update it: This tip only works well for blonde-haired babes. Nowadays we have dry shampoo for locks in need of a boost.


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