Beauty Pick: Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile

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Every time I travel, I make it a point to buy two things ‘duty free’. 1. A lipstick and 2. A skin product. The reason why I do this is because for years, I have tried to maintain my skin so as just to wear lipstick and a little mascara. It’s been quite a journey considering I have extremely sensitive skin. I like to try new products but still continue to purchase the ones I think do the best job for my skin depending on the season and weather.

While in Barcelona last month, I picked up this AMAZING toner by Clarins. I never gave much thought to toners before, but this is definitely one for the books. It removes the impurities that your cleanser can’t get rid of. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and smelling great! And because it’s alcohol-free, it doesn’t make your skin dry. I’m really happy about finding this toner! (See smile below)

Try it and tell me what you think!

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My Favourite Looks from the Chanel Couture Fall 2014 Show

Here are my favourite looks from the Chanel Haute couture Fall show. Karl Lagerfeld never fails to impress me with how clear-cut his visions are. I say this with a lot of hesitation, but there was a beautiful kitschy aspect to this collection. The models strutted down the runways in beautifully tailored overcoats that were thrown over shorts and paired with flipflops. “The models can walk in those dresses like they’re nothing,” he said.

There was mindblowing contrast between the exquisite embroidery and the punk hair, Between the elegance and the vulgarity, between the young and the old. I really feel Chanel is being reborn again. No wonder Karl chose the 7-month pregnant Ashleigh Good to close the show. Fresh new beginnings!

 

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My Net-a-Porter Sale Picks!

 PROENZA SCHOULER Minaudière silver-tone box clutch Was £1,954.11 Now £1,367.87


PROENZA SCHOULER
Minaudière silver-tone box clutch
Was £1,954.11 Now £1,367.87

ALAÏA Lace-up cutout suede pumps Was £1,038.20 Now £519.10

ALAÏA
Lace-up cutout suede pumps
Was £1,038.20 Now £519.10

 VICTORIA BECKHAM The Victoria matte-leather tote Was £2,745.81 Now £1,647.49


VICTORIA BECKHAM
The Victoria matte-leather tote
Was £2,745.81 Now £1,647.49

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Gloss-paneled wool and silk-blend jacket Was £1,966.20 Now £786.48

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
Gloss-paneled wool and silk-blend jacket
Was £1,966.20 Now £786.48

PROENZA SCHOULER Embellished leather sandals Was £534.09 Now £267.05

PROENZA SCHOULER
Embellished leather sandals
Was £534.09 Now £267.05

 THEYSKENS' THEORY Leather biker jacket Was £1,332.06 Now £799.24


THEYSKENS’ THEORY
Leather biker jacket
Was £1,332.06 Now £799.24

What to wear in this Ramadan heat.

The holy month of Ramadan is time of self-reflection for many of us. Muslims all around the world fast from sunrise to sunset to help us train our self-restraint and feel with the needy. It is a month dedicated to charity and kindness unto others. I feel that although for most of the year I don’t think about it twice, Ramadan is a month in which I dress a little conservatively- out of respect to others. Most of the Middle East has dealt with quite an early summer, with heat waves reaching as high as 39 degrees in Amman. To those of you living in the Gulf, this might seem normal. However for us living in Jordan, it’s sometimes intolerable. We’re not used to weather like this you see, our bodies do not adapt well to this type of heat. But nonetheless, we’re grateful for the sunny weather because our winters have been blistering cold and icy over the past couple of years.

So in this scorching heat, what do you wear? I’ve opted for blouses over lightweight jeans. Today I wore a maxi dress under a little denim jacket with cropped sleeves. I feel that a white blazer is a Ramadan essential in this heat because it’s casual and it’ll keep you cool enough at the office, and you can also dress it up with heels for a chic iftar outfit. I especially like this Zara one below.

Zara

Zara

Kaftans and abayas are also an option, especially if they’re made out of lightweight silk. They’ll keep you cool and you’ll look like you’re dressing for the occasion, which is always a good thing. Invest in a good quality Kaftan because it will come in handy for a friend’s henna night or Katb Ktab celebration.

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta