Monthly Archives: July 2015

Why Dadi’®Oil for cuticles ?

We searched the world for the very best bio-similar, certified organic oils.
Our goal? To deliver flexibility, toughness and shine to the nail, and to deliver moisturizing benefits to the skin. Dadi’®Oil offers fast, non-greasy deep penetration and a clean, light aroma made up of 21 essential oils.


Why Dadi’®Oil?
Nail plates only contain about 4% naturally occurring oils, most of which come from the nail bed and surrounding tissue. So, losing even a small amount of oil from the nails can have a big effect/impact, e.g. from hand washing. If you lose only 1% of these oils, that’s 25% of the nail plate’s normal oil concentration, which can leave the nails rigid, brittle and more easily cracked/ broken.
Our blend of 21 naturally derived essential oils (including Citrus*, Vanilla*, Limon*, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lemongrass and Lavender) create a beautiful aroma.

High-Purity Avocado Oil - Contains high levels of vitamins A, D and Lecithin for superior moisturizing.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Surprised? EVOO contains Squalene, a natural softening agent already found in nails and skin; it also contains Oleocanthal, a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Jojoba Oil - A penetration enhancer.
Natural Vitamin E
- A powerful anti-oxidant that neutralizes and destroys free radicals in nails, skin and hair before they cause damage.
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Dadi Oil is the best cuticle oil I have ever used! I love the golden color and nice smell, but most of all I LOVE the fast absorption of this oil into the skin and nail. I have all my clients use it so their enhancements last longer and hands look better. Thank you Famous Names!!!
Geneva Holcomb

"We absolutely LOVE Dadi’®Oil!!! Our clients really appreciate that it is 95% certified organic, they use it for nails, skin and even hair. It also smells delicious, it's definitely a product we cannot live without”.
Victoria – Two Brown Eyed Girls

NEW BEAUTY SKINCARE from science from Eric Favre

Eric Favre has developed many ingredients and molecules recognized in the scientific field while travelling around the world. The products that are developed have proven to be effective and have great results that could be noticed in a very short period of time. This Latest AEQUO range created by exclusive formulas was inspired by the wealth that nature has to offer.
The skin care line has a range of 4 products, which include The Caviar Day Cream, The Caviar Night Cream, The H.A Serum Wrinkle Filler and The Blue Lotus Stem Cells Serum. All these products work together to give you a younger, more glowing skin that radiates off beauty and reflects it from within.



Eric Favre Paris Aequo Skin Care products have sun protection filters that absorbs all the harmful UVA/UVB radiations before they reach the skin cells.

The Aequo Caviar Day Cream - not only stimulates the skin but helps it regenerate the cell structure. Furthermore, it protects the skin from dehydration and free radicals while it conditions and revitalizes it.

The Serum Wrinkle Filler – the serum has special ingredients, which hydrate the skin. It is used after the day cream then wait a while before you can apply your foundation or powder. The serum penetrates and leaves the skin silky soft, smooth and refreshed.

The products are available in Paris Hair & Beauty Salon.

Get the celebrity skin glow

Regularly flying around the world, celebrities’ skin can really be tested. They know exactly what it's like to have lifeless skin, spending hours with beauty experts and indulging in luxurious spa treatments. On the red carpet they will always look flawless with glowing radiant skin. So, what does it take to have that celebrity glow? The answer is Rahua Body Oil.


Rahua Body Amazon Oil is an ultra-concentrated, all-natural body oil, which encourages a healthy, touchable glow for all skin types, especially dehydrated and stressed skin.

100% natural and vegan-friendly, Rahua Body Amazon Oil is enriched with Buriti, an Amazonian Oil, which promotes a luminous skin tone while nurturing the skin with Carotenoid Pro Vitamin A. Rahua's signature blend of Ungurahua and Sacha Inchi Oils provide the skin with essential Omega 3 and 9 while a blend of vitamins and antioxidants shield the skin against environmental damage and help to reverse signs of premature ageing.

Suitable for all skin types, Rahua Body Amazon Oil is free from all toxins, parabens and gluten and leaves the skin feeling velvety soft, deeply hydrated and well-nourished with a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture and a radiant, luminous glow. It’s also non-sticky and dries before you've even had time to start your make-up. Skin is left feeling as soft as a baby’s forehead and smelling heavenly.

Here are just a few of its benefits:

• 100% Natural
• Locks in moisture and helps protect the skin against environmental effects
• Delivers a potent dose of nutrients
• Free of all toxins
• Easily absorbed & won’t clog pores
• Ultra-healing, great for repairing skin
• Sacha inchi omega-3 lipids and antioxidants help reverse the appearance of ageing, resulting in beautiful, healthy skin.

The Rahua Body Amazon Oil is available in House of Fraser Yas Island, Posh by Feryal at The Burj al Arab and Address Downtown, Make-Up Etc


IDEA: Strengthening treatment plus coveted color in one


WHAT IT IS: The fortifying power of OPI’s Original Nail Envy Nail Strengthener is now combined with softly tinted color in four gorgeous OPI shades. The trusted formula you love - from one of the world’s number one salon brand, OPI - has added delicate, subtle color for the very first time. Infused with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium, the new Nail Envy ‘Strength in Color’ delivers maximum strengthening aid to transform weak, brittle, damaged nails into stronger, longer, harder nails shining with bold, true-to-bottle color.


Inspired by of-the-moment creamsicle hued and pink quartz spring runway looks, this first-of-its-kind collection includes classic OPI favorite shades like Hawaiian Orchid, Samoan Sand and Bubble Bath, plus a Nail Envy-only exclusive offering, Pink to Envy. Simply apply this innovative two-in-one nail strengthener plus color lacquer directly onto nails to add some much needed muscle to your manicure.

NEW Nail Envy ‘Strength in Color’

• Hawaiian Orchid: A tropical pink with hints of light purple
• Samoan Sand: A warm beige-pink
• Bubble Bath: A sweet candy pink
• Pink to Envy: A Nail Envy exclusive shade in sheer light pink

Secret uses for shampoo & conditioner

Aloxxi -newletterFrom using shampoo as washing up liquid to substituting your make-up remover for conditioner, new research has shown how to make your everyday hair products go further.

The experts at online hair and beauty retailer have found multipurposes for standard shampoo and conditioner.

Some beauty tips included using conditioner as shaving cream and shampoo as a make-up brush and hairbrush cleaner.

Surprising household tips also feature, like shampooing mirrors to stop them fogging and using conditioner as a fabric softener.

Joanne Dodds from says, “We are always looking for ways to cut corners and make products go further, but we never knew how much a humble bottle of shampoo could achieve.

“Making the most out of hair products is a fantastic way to improve your beauty regime. Now, you don’t have to just use conditioner when washing your hair, it can be a detangler and a frizz tamer too.”


- Washing up liquid

Shampoo is twice as effective on dirt than regular dish soap and much gentler on skin.

- Make-up brush and hairbrush cleaner
Keeping make-up and hairbrushes clean is essential for banishing hidden dirt and bacteria. Remove excess hair and residue from your brushes then leave them to soak in a bowl of warm water and shampoo for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and leave to dry out for squeaky-clean brushes.
- Clean delicates
Instead of forking out for expensive hand wash products, just use shampoo to wash your delicates instead. Use shampoo as you would normal hand wash detergent and rinse out.
- At home manicure
You don’t have to go to the salon to treat yourself to a manicure. Soak hands in shampoo and warm water for silky soft mitts and clean cuticles.
- Stop mirrors from fogging
Squirt shampoo on a paper towel and rub it into the mirror then with a clean cloth wipe it away. Next time you shower your mirror will be fog free with no streaks.
- Body wash
If you’ve run out of shower gel or want to save space on packing, shampoo can easily be used as body wash.

- Fabric softener

Keep a bottle of conditioner in your laundry room for when you run out of fabric softener. Conditioner does the exact same job.
- Remove make-up
At a pinch, a dab of conditioner can remove make-up, just put some on a cotton pad to gently remove make-up then rinse your face. This is great for when you’ve forgotten your make-up remover on holiday.
- Cuticle cream
Some cuticle creams can leave you with greasy fingers, instead try dabbing a little conditioner onto your nails beds before pushing them back.
- Tame static hair
If you are prone to frizz or static hair, put a tiny amount of conditioner on your palms, rub them together and lightly smooth them over your hair. It will keep flyaways at bay and provide a gorgeous scent.
- DIY detangler
Get an empty spray bottle, fill with water and a dash of conditioner and shake well. Spritz over wet hair to avoid knotty nightmares.
- Fix stubborn zippers
Conditioner is technically a lubricant so if you have a stiff zipper, rub a little on either side of the zip to get it going again.
- Shaving cream
Conditioner is a great alternative to shaving cream as it gives you a close shave and moisturises at the same time. Some women find it leaves their skin less irritated than soap too.

THE Eminence Balance Collection

Oil Control, Hydration and Pore Refinement for Combination Skin.
The Balance Collection includes a 2-in-1 masque duo and moisturizer duo treatment routine for combination skin alongside a multi-action cleanser suitable for all skin types. Our innovative divided jars contain two products: one is formulated for oil control of the T-Zone and the other for the dry areas of the cheeks. The lightweight 3-in-1 cleanser, toner and make-up remover rounds out this collection designed for those who desire an effective, time-saving solution for their skin concerns.

With the Balance Collection, we’re treating the true diversity of combination skin using all-natural and organic ingredients that only nature can produce.
The Balance Collection contains a number of ingredients that are innovations in skincare. Using ingredients like buchu leaf extract, charcoal and willow bark to deep clean and refine pores in the T-Zone area, and rice milk and shea butter to deeply moisturize dry areas, this collection combines natural and organic products with cutting edge science from naturally derived ingredients. Intensified by the antioxidant powers of pomelo juice, green tea and bamboo leaf extracts, skin is fully protected from free radicals and other harmful skin irritants.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Products are exclusively distributed in the UAE and Middle East region by Beautylicious Co., WLL.


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Alessandro International launches three new limited edition Veggie nail creams this summer.
These three rich creams will soften cuticles for a smooth, clean and summer-ready manicure look.
As part of its new and ultra-glamourous summer fashion trend for 2015, Alessandro International revealed its three new veggie nail creams in its latest collection that add care to couture.

The nail creams come with the vital nutrients and vitamins of the strengthening vegetable essentials and the fresh fragrance and softness of their fruity counterparts. Packed with valuable ingredients and antioxidants, Alessandro’s Veggie Nail Creams are all about rich, wholesome and rejuvenating goodness.
With key oil-based and fatty ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba seed oil and antioxidant-rich elements like green tea leaf extracts, the creams come in a variety of three flavors; carrot & orange, tomato & strawberry and cucumber & melon. Each of these flavors gives the same care to the hands and nails with a different purpose. Carrot & Orange is packed with antioxidants like vitamin C that prevents chaffing and breakage of skin and nail cuticles while permeating a citric fragrance. Tomato & Strawberry contains antioxidants lutein and zeathancins that not only help reduce callouses, but also keeps wrinkles at bay. Cucumber & Melon cools down any inflammation and gives a soft, fresh feel to the hands; the melon provides a rich creaminess and muted fragrance that hydrates and nourishes the skin.

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The Barber Shop – male grooming for hair & nails in Qatar

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AND Trading has opened The Barber Shop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
As the brand’s very first branch in Qatar, The Barber Shop offers men a full range of the finest hair and nail treatments in a one-of-a-kind concept in the country. This includes a meticulously designed interior, complete with antique furniture and fixtures collected from over 20 suppliers in the USA, UK, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Norway, Iran and Qatar, which provides a truly artistic blend between Western and Arabic patterns.


The design, executed by Nacho Álvarez, design & creative director at Mirabello, provides a vintage touch with Arabic accents that leave customers with a breathtaking feeling of nostalgia in a neat and luxurious environment.

As a stand-alone shop at the Four Seasons Hotel, The Barber Shop also further complements AND Trading’s already existing and newly refurbished women’s luxury salon Frank Provost at the same location
“AND Trading is relentless in its pursuit of perfection in the delivery of nothing less than the finest beauty and grooming products and services,” says Mariam Trad, GM AND Trading. “This includes the team’s unwavering commitment to providing the most conducive and attractive venue for customers to relax and enjoy their time while availing of market-leading treatments.
“By painstakingly focusing on every detail of the shop’s design, AND aims to reach out not only to the beauty and grooming needs and requirements of customers, but also to speak about our brand and touch the minds and feelings of our target audience through innovative, creative and stylish concepts,” she confirms.
As a one-stop-shop destination for men, The Barber shop offers a wide range of grooming services and products for hair, shaving and nails. From a simple haircut or pedicure and manicure, as well as shaving, threading and waxing.


Is hydrated, nourished, frizz-free hair an essential? Absolutely and now possible with the Aloxxi new Essential 7 Oil Care and Style collection.
This collection is proven to control frizz 4X longer while restoring elasticity to dry, coarse color treated hair. Essentially, it’s the only haircare line that dry, textured, unruly hair will ever need.
This collection provides intense hydration, nourishes and restores elasticity to dry, coarse color treated hair. Each luxurious formula contains ColourCare Complex and an Essential 7 Botanic Blend for hair that is left soft, silky, shiny and manageable while a tropical blend of apple, fresh fig and pear awakens the senses for a truly revitalizing experience
The Colourcare Complex is a proprietary blend of 10-anti-oxidant extracts that protects hair color from fading by helping to block damaging UV rays.
The Essential 7 Botanic Blend is a medley of seven botanic oils including olive, grape, sunflower, geranium, clary sage, jojoba and walnut to moisturize, help to restore elasticity, strengthen and add shine.



W Doha Hotel & Residences, as part of its continued commitment towards Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has donated its Iftar profits at its renowned Ramadan Sultan’s Tent from Saturday, July 4th to the foundation’s Educate A Child (EAC) program. A total of QAR 19,240 was raised to contribute to EAC projects around the world,…
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Venice at your fingertips with OPI’s new collection

Nail professional and color experts at OPI have created a collection this Autumn/Winter 2015 that captures the essence of one of Europe’s most romantic ancient capitals and pays homage to one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A city of opulent pleasures, lavish artwork and breathtaking Baroque architecture, for centuries Venice has inspired artists and composers to create works of timeless beauty.

OPI has created its own tribute to the famed ‘Queen of the Adriatic’ with the all new Venice collection. Featuring 12 new lacquer shades to evoke the sumptuous elegance and grandiose splendor of the floating city, the OPI Venice collection brings the alluring spirit of Venice to life anywhere.
OPI co-founder & brand ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann explains, “Dreaming of Venice calls to mind people-watching in the piazza, sipping champagne in a gondola or enjoying a gelato in an outdoor café as you stroll and float through this extraordinary city. So we created a collection of romantic reds, decadent blues, striking corals, elegant nudes, dramatic darks, and luxurious metallics that celebrate this vision of over-the-top indulgence.” This bold and elegant collection will introduce 12 new shades to the permanent OPI color family to ignite and renew your passion for color with a touch of Italian seduction.
The complete Venice collection includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas.
A Great Opera-tunity
“Aria” ready to wear this gorgeous melon?
It’s a Piazza Cake
Choosing this persimmon crème is as easy as pie
Worth a Pretty Penne
Flaunt your fashion “cents” in this shimmery copper
Tiramisu for Two
I totally “dessert” this sweet coffee cream
Amore at the Grand Canal
Let the romance flow in this ravishing red.
Be There in a Prosecco
I’m living in the moment, and in this opaque crème.
O Suzi Mio
This delicious shade of eggplant is all mine!
I Cannoli Wear OPI
My heart belongs to this pale, creamy gray.
My Gondola or Yours?
Let’s cruise the canals in this luscious black.
Gimme a Lido Kiss
Pucker up for this saucy, red shimmer.
Baroque...But Still Shopping!
It shimmers, it glitters, and it’s’s mine!
St. Mark’s the Spot
Your search for the perfect royal blue pearl is over.


Adult Acne sees 200% rise due to poor diets, stress & pollution


According to a recent UK survey of 92 dermatology clinics, enquiries about acne treatments have risen by 214% in the past year. Stress, pollution and diets rich in junk foods and sugary snacks are believed to help trigger the skin condition, seen mainly in teens.

Acne is a growing problem among adults and has been highlighted by celebrities including Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz and Emma Stone, who have all publicly spoken about their struggles with the condition.


The survey found that the number of people seeking acne treatment has more than trebled over the past year. More than a third of those people affected were over the age of 35, with 9% coming in at over 55. Women make up the majority of patients, according to 84% of the dermatologists surveyed.

Research from the University of Pennsylvania has found that low-grade, persistent acne is common among women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s (yep, that magical time when wrinkles start to appear). While acne may be nonexistent or dormant for years, certain factors like stress, hormones and diet can eventually cause it to surface, with frustrating emotional side effects. "I've seen patients shy away from certain situations—they've canceled dates and rescheduled meetings at work—because they're ashamed of their breakouts," says Joshua Zeichner, MD director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

More than 1-in-4 (27%) of dermatologists say stress, combined with hormones, is the primary cause of adult acne. director, Emily Ross notes, "It doesn't matter what age you are, acne can really impact on your confidence and self-esteem. It’s greatly encouraging to see a range of treatments available that are in reach of the average consumer."

Whether brought on by lifestyle (stress, diet), PMS, pregnancy or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the result is the same—an increase in cortisol (also known as the stress hormone), which gets broken down into testosterone, a male hormone that pumps excess oil through your pores. "When your hormones are out of whack, your skin's oil production may go into overdrive, causing an acne flare-up," says Zeichner.

And it doesn't take a midlife crisis for it to happen. "Even a moderate amount of daily stress, like balancing a career and a social life, or coming home from work and having to cook dinner for your family is enough to trigger a breakout," says Ava Shamban, MD assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA and author of Heal Your Skin.

In addition to seeking treatment to control hormone fluctuations, dermatologists recommend using treatments, which contain tried and tested ingredients such as salicylic acid and tea tree.

Skin Republic Spots + Blemish Face Mask

The Skin Republic Spots + Blemish Face Mask was formulated to combat problem skin. The hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested formulation contains spot fighting ingredients salicylic acid, tea tree and witch hazel.

This mask cleanses the skin’s pores and prevents future breakouts while simultaneously tightening pores and stabilizing the barrier function of the skin, helping to prevent spot-causing bacteria from entering the dermis. In addition, key ingredient salicylic acid helps regulate the skin's oil production without over drying.

Sheet masks are one of the most effective delivery systems of nutrients to the skin. Combining the latest advances in mask technology with nature's restorative properties the Skin Republic Spots + Blemish Face Mask treats problem skin, fast.

When applied the Skin Republic Spots + Blemish Face Mask acts as a ‘second skin’, providing a continuous and concentrated dose of ingredients. This helps the skin absorb the serum faster and more efficiently than traditional face masks and creams. Sheet masks also prevent spot-causing bacteria and dirt being passed onto the skin, which could be the case when applying cream masks.

How does Adult Acne differ from Teen Acne?

When dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells mingle, they plug the openings of your pores. This allows an army of propioni bacteria living in your sebaceous glands to set up camp, multiply and create trouble for the skin. Although this pore-clogging process is the same whether you're 13 or 35, adult acne pops up in different places than the teen kind. "It typically appears on the jawline, chin and neck, as opposed to the forehead, cheeks and nose," says Zeichner.
As the skin has a four-week regeneration period, Skin Republic’s Face Masks are most effective when used twice a week for the first month and then as required. An application takes between 15-20 minutes.

Skin Republic Spots and Blemish Masks have a three-year shelf life and are available from Spinney’s, Boots the Pharmacy and United Pharmacy across the UAE retailing for 22 AED.