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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I’m obsessing over the Sophia Wesbter lace up perspex boots with silver toe caps! I always stop myself from buying stuff like that. Don’t get me wrong- I’m just worried I’ll never be able to take them off.

Cool Kids Only.

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How cute are these Filles à Papa’s one piece bathing suits? The playful swimwear is inspired by New York street style, so it combines jersey lettering with cool cuts. Pair these swimsuits with denim shorts and some rounded shades! 

Each bathing suit comes with its own neprene pouch. Sweet. 

Are you Bikini Ready?

It’s May, and that means bikini season is almost around the corner. You’ve already spent hours on the Victoria’s Secret website trying to decide whether you’re going to strut some fringe or opt for flounce! You want to be daring and try those Dolce & Gabbana high-waisted floral bikini bottoms without looking like a complete pollock, but you also want to keep it Côte d’Azur chic in that gorgeous white one piece with the mesh cutouts. Either way, one thing’s for sure: you want to look like an ultimate beach babe. Here are a few guidelines I put together so you can hit the beach with a splash!

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First and foremost, you’re going to have to “drop it like a squat”. Try the 30-day squat challenge for the perfect beach bum. Maybe throw in some lunges too! I’m think 3 sets of 12, twice a day, for those buns of steel. Come on, it’s not asking too much- is it? 

Substitute that morning coffee you think you can’t go without, for a nutrient-packed green smoothie. My green juice consists of celery, apples, cucumbers, kale, ginger, and parsley. My aunt has thick beautiful hair, and she is absolutely convinced its because of the ridiculous amounts of tabbouleh she has had over the years. Which brings me to my next point… 

Book an appointment at your hair salon for a treatment session. I have very fine hair and it tends to get really dry in the cold winter months, especially in Amman. I like to use Redken’sIntense Renewal Super Moisturizing Mask” to rejuvenate my highlights and leave my hair looking shiny. 

Invest in a body scrub for silky smooth skin. Exfoliating will get rid of dark spots and those pesky ingrown hairs! My favourite is Kiehl’s gently exfoliating grapefruit body scrub. It’s not too harsh on the skin and leaves my skin feeling as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Follow up with a gentle moisturiser to put that sports illustrated cover girl to shame!

This is a no brainer: Book a mani/pedi. 

Increase your water intake and stay hydrated. I find that no matter how much water I drink, it’s never enough. Water does wonders for your skin and body. 

Slather on the sunblock! With an SPF of at least 30. I promise that you’ll tan gradually and safely. Damage from the sun is irrerversible, and sunblock protects you from harsh sun rays that leave you with sunspots and wrinkles. 

And lastly, be happy. Nothing is sexier than a beaming smile. 

 

The Dream Weaver Collection!

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I’m obsessed with Whitney Eve’s Dream Weaver collection! The print is bright and bold, like the great summer that will be two thousand and fourteen’s. My favourite piece? The cropped boyfriend shirt!

The collection is available at The Rail, Amman (06-5856082)

Poolside with Stella.

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Nothing says easy breezy like a pair of espadrilles. I love this Silver mesh Stella Mccartney pair because they can air out and the metallic tone matches practically any beach kaftan or bikini. I hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday afternoon! X

Brocade Espadrilles!

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I love these Brocade Espadrilles by Dolce & Gabbana. They’re a refreshing change from the Chanel espadrilles that saturated my instagram home feed last summer. Pair these floral beauties with denim shorts or a little white dress for a walk on the beach!