Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Colour Trends

Flashy colours are this season's must-have!

Femi9 : "I am playful and have fun with fashion..."
Femi9 is a Saudi brand. 

Zara :

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Le Manteau- A New Hip Store In Town!

Finding a modest yet young-looking and trendy Abaya / Manteau (similar to Abaya but with bottons on the front) was something like 'mission impossible' for EL Ariny sisters!
So the creative, pro-active sisters decided to solve this problem for good by designed their own Manteaux to preserve modesty , used trendy colours to keep it youthful and insisted on presenting high quality end products!
I was lucky enough and honored to be invited  to the opening ceremony of "Le Manteau" Store.

192 Abd El Salam Aref street - Tharwat tram station beside Omar Effendi

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Looking For Long Skirts?

Spring/Summer 2011 Long Skirts :

Did my homework and here are all of the long skirts available in Egypt (most probably in your country too ) :

Zara (A Winner!lol ) :


I got this wonderful/romantic skirt :)


Promod :

Monday, May 16, 2011

Four Weeks of Accessories!

A month of accessories! Well, it wasn't intentional but for the past four weeks I haven't bought a thing except accessories! Hehee. Trying to stick to one of my "New Years Resolutions" : Appreciate and Buy Handmade, I bought 2 bracelets and an amazing necklace all handmade and all made with love by local emerging talents :)

Nadine's Handmade Paintings and Accessories - By Nadine Mohammed Hafez

Facebook Page :

Black Berry Accessories : By Dina Ahmed

Facebook Group :

5araz(handmade accessories-wedding invitation cards-fashion designs)

Me wearing it! lol :) I adore this bracelet for it's soooo Egyptian! :) 

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Q&A : Acne scars

Question by Hagar : I want to know; I have scars cause of acne...what to do to erase them?

Answer : Acne scars/marks is a very common problem for olive-skinned ladies (Tanned Arabian-skin). There are two types of scarring ;

1- Dark spots at the place of the pimple/acne

2- Irregular skin (groves like) at the place of the pimple  .

Today I'll be discussing the first type : Dark spots/marks .

How to get a clear, dark spots-free skin:
I would like to note that getting visible results when treating any problem related to skin or/and hair takes at least 3 month (so yes you got to be patient ).

Working from the inside :   Feed your skin!
Getting a healthy skin requires a skin-friendly diet for beautiful skin starts from within! :)  

  1. Brewer Yeast Tablets : Rich with B-complex vitamin (B1, B2 ,B3, B5, B6, B9,B7). Recommended dose : 3-4 Tablets daily ( Egyptian Medicated Brewer Yeast Tablets) or as stated on the bottle/container. Please note that it isn't recommended to consume Brewer Yeast if you are allergic to yeast or/and wheat. 
  2. Zinc and Vitamin B12 supplement : the dose/amount of Zinc shouldn't exceed 15 mg daily.
  3. Water! Yup!! at least 1.5 Liters of water everyday.

Working from the outside:

Daily : ALWAYS apply oil-free Sunblock SPF 45 (choose a Sunblock not a Sunscreen ) 20 minutes before going out in the sun.

Alternating days: 
At bed-time : Adapalene gel (Adapalene 0.1% ). To be applied to freshly cleansed skin and only on scar (NOT over the whole face). 

Weekly :
Using a facial scrub specially designed for sensitive skin, scrub (gently please!) your face twice a week after cleansing. Avoid eye area.

Biweekly (twice / month) : steaming/ getting a facial. This step to be done after removing dead skin (scrubbing). A deep cleansing mask could be used after steaming .

Recommended masks : Mud-mask , Clay or Kaolin mask.