Stay Pretty With Bourjois

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The French brand, Bourjois has launched some amazing products this season. Do you remember their most recent and one of my favorites, the Color Boost Lipstick? I used it almost every day and now I'm giving it a break.

Their recent launches include foundations, blushes, nail-polishes and mascaras. And all of them come in the trademark Bourjois packaging.

The Happy Light collection is Bourjois' latest and it consists of a foundation, two serum primers and a concealer- all to help you achieve that flawless look. The Happy Light foundation promises to deliver a radiant finish with up to 8 hours of hydration.

The foundation (I use 51 Vanille Rosee) goes on sheer, so it is great for girls who want that natural, smooth finish. I did have to apply a little concealer here and there, though. In terms of staying power, it is absolutely fantastic.

It provided even coverage. The foundation blends into the skin and is thin in consistency, so it won't leave your pores clogged with make-up or give you the cakey effect. Available in 9 shades.

After foundation, it's time for beautifying the eyes. Play it up with the new Life In Pink collection- a range that celebrates the brand's brand color.

 The Smoky Eyes Trio 17 is a gorgeous palette of pearlescent pinks. The colors create a soft blanket of pink that light up the eyes. Pink is the new smokey!

The eye shadows hold up for hours without smudging or fading. The texture is smooth and easy to blend. It's fast becoming my favorite palette for the winter season (and pink isn't even my favorite color!).

If pink isn't your thing, then try dramatic eyes without the eyeliner. The Faux & Fabulous false eyelashes from Bourjois create that intense smokey eye look with eye-liner effect.

A two in one time saving set of eye-lashes!

If you have trouble putting on falsies, then Bourjois' Twist Up The Volume waterproof mascara is your best friend.

The two-in-one clump free mascara gives you the option of either the day time look i.e. long natural looking lashes or the evening look- dramatic voluminous lashes.

You twist the wand in the tube to get enough product on your lashes. Twist 1 is designed to lengthen and separate the lashes and Twist 2 deposits more product and delivers on the thickness/volume.

To complete your look, don't forget to apply a subtle coral blush for that glow.

You can't step out of the house without perfume,can you? Bourjois has launched their 2013 fragrances entitled Glamor Excessive and Glamor Fantasy.

The Glamor Excessive is a combination of musk and vanilla with a slight floral whiff. Think cardamom, peony, sandalwood, patchouli, rose and vanilla. My cousin sis likes it more than I do. The only drawback here is the packaging. While the bottle is shaped in the iconic Bourjois bow, I would've preferred something different. It almost feels like this was meant for pre-teens.

Overall, everything I've tried is great and my favorite is the foundation.

Have you tried any of these? Got a favorite? Let me know in the comments section!

*The product(s) was sent by the brand/ its reps for a review. All reviews are based on my personal experience & outcome thereby presenting an honest opinion to the readers.

Banana Republic x Issa Limited Edition Collection

Monday, September 23, 2013

I love Banana Republic and their collaborations. They work with some of the best names out there and I look forward to every collection. See the previous collection here.

Everyone likes Kate Middleton's style, right? So many people I know have been 'inspired' by her style and now the designer responsible for that famous blue dress Kate wore during her engagement, has teamed up with Banana Republic.

The Banana Republic and Issa Limited Edition collection features 30 pieces that includes wrap dresses in eye catching prints and vibrant colors along with accessories and scarves. It also features a version of Kate's blue dress.

Here are a few of the designs.

Remember, they are all limited edition so grab your favorite pieces while they last! You can shop Banana Republic in Dubai Mall.

Gap Dubai: Back To Blue 2013 Collection

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about the clothing brand, Gap? For me, it's always denims. Well-fit and casual denims that always make you look sharp.

Gap is undoubtedly, one of my favorites. I was invited to the launch of the Back To Blue campaign in their Dubai branch.

The collection features a line-up of denims, jackets, sweaters and shirts for both men and women.
The collection is all about everyday casual style. Think layering different pieces that fall together without any effort. Think denim jackets that fit perfectly. Think chambray shirts- the shirt of the summer.

The womens collection boasts of deep blue colored denims that come in three popular forms: the 1969 Legging Jean, the Boyfriend Jean and the Always Skinny.

The skinny denims are my favorite and go with almost everything in my wardrobe. They fit like a dream.

The men's collection features the Slim Jean and Straight Jean. Pair it with the classic chambray shirt and you are ready to go.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection.

The Back To Blue collection is available in Gap stores across the UAE.

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