Nina Ubhi is one of the most coveted makeup artists and beauty experts in the Middle East. Her highly sought-after looks are characterised by her fearless use of colour, meticulous attention to detail and rule-breaking approach to makeup.
I’m so obsessed with these Fenty Beauty Fairy Bomb Shimmer powders! There are 3 shades and each shade goes well on all skin tones. My favorite is 24KRAY which looks so stunning on tanned skin! Swatches below!
FENTY BEAUTY FAIR BOMB SHIMMER POWDER SWATCH IN 24KRAY.
I gave the Sephora Mud mask a try just before applying my makeup because my skin felt a bit more oily than usual for some reason. Actually I think it was the day after a cheat day which makes sense!
I was pretty surprised at how matte this made my skin and helped my makeup stay matte most of the day. If my skin is feeling oily then I nearly always see some shine after an hour or so. It also helped calm down any inflammation I had (I was suffering from a few spots at this time). I’d recommend this is you want to prep your skin nicely and keep it looking matte!
I was pretty excited about this launch from Huda Beauty. I love matte eyeshadows and the shades looked so good on Huda’s instagram page. I received the press pack with the full range and I’m so shocked at the finish of the shadows.
I tried them on to swatch them and thought I’d run my arm under water to see how they stay and they literally did not move! I think my favorites are Bubble Bath and Private Jet as they are more on the neutral side which is my personal preference.
The shadow is a two sided stick with applicators. On one side you have the matte liquid shadow and on the other side you have a complimenting metallic liquid shadow that can be worn alone or over the matte shade. It dries at a good pace, so not too fast meaning you can blend well before it dries.
Yes, TEN new shades have been added to the Fenty Mattemoiselle plush matte lipstick range! Below are the swatches in natural daylight. My personal favorite’s are THICC, TIGER TINI and FLAMINGO ACID.
I tried out THICC and TIGER TINI (pics below). Tiger Tini makes you look like you have a golden tan! Thicc doesn’t come out as dark as it looks in my swatches picture but I also dabbed in on rather than go for a full swipe so bear that in mind when comparing the two.
The Becca Ultimate Coverage 24 hour foundation really is the ultimate full cover foundation. It covers more or less anything but still lets your skin breath. When ever I’ve worn this foundation (usually an evening event) I’ve always had good compliments and people asking me which foundation I’m wearing….which is always a good sign! My shade is OLIVE but I sometimes mix a little BAMBOO in it depending on my style of makeup. This is the only brand that I’ve found do a foundation shade that caters to an Olive undertone. My undertone is a mix of Yellow and Olive but more on the Olive side.
It’s a heavy duty foundation but I like the fact it doesn’t look heavy duty on the skin. You only need a small amount but it’s also buildable. The shade range caters to ALL skin tones.
Here are the main points about this foundation that I believe are important in any foundation.
It’s difficult to find lipsticks that you can use on the go without a mirror, stays comfortable on the lips, has a variety of shades and slimline enough to fit perfectly in my clutch. I’m not asking for much am I? Well, I think I’ve found the perfect everyday lipstick. It’s the SUPERSTAR LIPS COLLECTION from Charlotte Tilbury.
Here’s a breakdown of why I love it so much and some swatches for you guys!
6 shades to choose from
Doesn’t dry out the lips
Glossy shine without looking OTT
It lasts twice as long as similar texture lipsticks I’ve tried
It comes in a slim compact package that fits anywhere
So this is a Bridal booking I did at the beginning of the year. It was held in the Shangri-la in Oman and I stayed there for the duration of the wedding which was around 4 nights from what I can remember. The bride had a few different events and I always ensure to up the game with each look so that for her last event she really does look out of this world!
Let me first tell you how beautiful Oman is! I had heard about it being very scenic but I underestimated just how stunning this place is! The hotel is hidden within the Oman mountains that make for a spectacular view when you look out of your window. It’s not a place which is buzzing with night life so it’s better if you want to relax and unwind.
I created 3 different looks on the Bride and I think my favorite was the first image below. The bride looked stunning at all of her wedding events and I decided to keep her skin dewy with a fresh finish and keep the hair understated for all the of looks. She had beautiful dark Green eyes so I used complimentary shades on her eyes to really make them stand out.
Do you ever look at the hairstyles you see on celebrities and think ‘I’d love that cut?’ but then it just never looks like that when you get it done at your salon?…Same here. Well this is the first time that I’ve come out of a salon and actually thought that my hair resembles that perfect beach wave lob. I’ve been trying to grow my bob out for a while so took a break from getting my hair cut and colored to basically just give it a rest. It’s only when Natasha at Rossano Ferretti cut my hair that I realised how long it had got. She gave me that perfect lob cut that I’ve seen on Khloe Kardashian that I honestly didn’t think anyone could ever achieve with my hair!
Natasha isn’t just a genius at cuts…she understood my color needs straight away. I always get asked about my hair color and as flattering as it is, it’s also so difficult to explain that it’s not an overnight process. It takes numerous visits to achieve the desired color and equally it’s so important that it’s with the same hair technician and salon each time. This was my first time with Natasha so I was a little hesitant to begin with but I love the salon and trust the stylists they have on board.
I’ll give you a breakdown below of who Rossano Ferretti is and why his salons are so popular but it’s not just about the name, it’s so much more to do with the actual stylist/colorist who carries out the service on your hair.
Who is Rossano Ferretti? Rossano Ferretti comes from a long line of hairdressers starting with his grandfather then mother who were both hair experts in their own right. He started his hair journey at the age of 14 and years later he now has 24 salons in the worlds hotspots. He’s worked on countless celebrities such as Hillary Clinton, Kate Middleton and Jennifer Lawrence to name just a few. I’ve been lucky enough to have my hair cut by him twice and each time it’s been a pleasure. You can tell when he cuts your hair that it’s in his blood.
If you’ve lived in Dubai for a while then you’ll know exactly how difficult it is to find a good hairdresser and colorist. I can’t even begin to tell you how glad I am to have found a hair salon in Dubai that I find even better than the hairdressers in London (where I grew up). If you’re struggling to find a good hairdresser in Dubai then this is the place to go.
Fenty Beauty got in touch with me mid December and said they wanted to come on board for a new product release which I obviously said yes to…I love Fenty! Not just because it’s Rihanna’s brain child but because I genuinely love the products. It’s catered to every skin tone and the products are so versatile. Anyway…I received the new PRO FILT’R INSTANT RETOUCH CONCEALER and had to wait until 1st January to post about it but until then I tried it out over Christmas and New Years so I had a good amount of time to actually test it out and I’m in love it!
My shade of concealer is 300 which is the same shade I use for the Fenty Pro Filt’r Foundation. I usually go lighter with my concealers but strangely the 300 was perfect for me. Here’s a breakdown of the product including swatches of the two shades I have…
Medium to full coverage
Stays matte after several hours wear
Minimal powder needed to set the under eye area
Covers dark circles, blemishes very well…it’s literally the cure to any bad skin day!
In addition to the above there’s a NEW SETTING POWDER LAUNCHING AND 10 NEW SHADE ADDITIONS TO THE PRO FILT’R FOUNDATION RANGE! Everything drops on 11th JANUARY!!!!