Angelina Jolie - A true Inspiration
In the light of recent news we thought we’d do a piece on the absolute beauty that is Angeline Jolie. A truly inspiring woman to all, she really shows that you can be beautiful inside and out. It’s not always about looking beautiful all the time, we also need to look after and value our health.
So we’ve chosen her for our look of the week because she really needs to be shouted about! Ladies take note and look after yourselves!
We’ve picked this look from the Oscars 2009 as we just love her hair style, volume and texture yet feminine and simply beautiful.
Start with a Volume Shampoo to give real lift; we’ve used SACHAJUAN Volume Shampoo. This will give you the perfect starting point. http://www.glambox.me/volume-shampoo
Use the SACHAJUAN SPF Mousse next, we want to create texture and a hold for the curls. This mousse is just perfect for this country as why shouldn’t we look after our hair the way we do our skin?! It has UV filters that’ll protect against the sun and even the water. http://www.glambox.me/spf-mousse
Our beauty expert Emilie is huge on looking after her hair so she’s started to let it dry naturally. Now it doesn’t matter what country you live in when you leave your hair to dry naturally it turns into a frizzy mess! So we’ve fallen in love with salt sprays, you know the hair styling product that gives you gorgeous beach waves, well SACHAJUAN Ocean Mist is perfect for this. And what’s even better is it is Paraben-Free! http://www.glambox.me/ocean-mist
Remember ladies stay glamorous – but know this means from the inside out!
Stay looking beautiful in the heat
So this month is all about ‘beauty’ and as it’s all of a sudden heated up we thought we’d give you a few tips and makeup looks that’ll keep you looking beautiful in the heat – even if you don’t feel like it!! There is nothing worse than melting makeup, sliding eyeliner, and super sticky lipstick so follow these simple steps to keep your face in place!
1.) Always primer – use an oil free Primer on your face before applying any makeup. This will act as your makeup glue!
2.) You can still conceal - When using a concealer use a densely pigmented cream formula. You can also find waterproof concealers; a densely pigmented, waterproof concealer will hide dark circles and blemishes, even in extreme heat.
3.) Try and avoid foundations - Tinted moisturisers will be your best friend now that the weather is heating up. If you feel you can’t go anywhere without foundation then stick to a Silicon based foundation.
4.) Lighten your face makeup - A dampened makeup sponge is the ideal tool for applying foundations so that it goes on light and sheer and won’t look cakey or patchy during the day. Put a few drops of foundation on a damp foam-latex sponge, and swipe it from the middle of your face outward in short strokes. Give it a minute or so to set before you apply other makeup.
5.) Keep it natural - Apply bronzer just to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose.
6.) Creams not powders – work with your skin and the weather, powder will just end up patchy. Use cream blushes and eyeshadows. If you need to set your makeup use a tiny bit of translucent powder applied to your TZone with a large fluffy brush and leave it at that.
7.) Avoid panda eyes- wear waterproof mascara and liquid liner for your eye makeup to stay in place all day. If you don’t like wearing waterproof mascara alone then just apply some to the ends of your lashes after using normal mascara. It’ll give it the hold it needs,
8.) Tinted lip balms - try and avoid deep, dark lipsticks. Just add a dash of colour with tinted balms but make sure they have high wax content so it doesn’t melt away!
9.) Stop shine, add glow – it is nice to have a natural glow during the summer so don’t fight it work with it. Saying that no one likes a sweaty Betty so keep blotting papers with you at all time to remove that extra bit of shine!
Philip B – A Hair Saviour
“I love giving hair treatments and seeing people instantly transformed. Clients always say to me, ‘If only everyone could sit in your chair!’ But everyone can: It’s not me, it’s the products. All of them were tested on my clients — many of whom are some of the famous people in the world, people who have to have a great hair day everyday. From the first time I saw the effect of pure botanicals on hair, way back with my Rejuvenating Oil, I knew that I was onto something. And your feedback confirms that: Even if I’m not there, I can be there in spirit!” ~ Philip B.
Philip B was propelled into the treatment business as a fledgling stylist in Boston and later, Los Angeles. Concerned about clients who came to him with fried, over-processed hair that wouldn’t respond to regular conditioning treatments, he began whipping up his own natural remedies at home. Within a few years, he was working as a stylist and colourist to some of Hollywood’s most prominent actors and industry players.
As Hollywood’s preeminent hair-treatment expert, Philip B has garnered international praise for his visionary approach to hair, scalp and body-care treatments. His award-winning blends, all based on pure botanicals and essential oils at potent, unheard-of-in-the-industry concentrations, have dramatically changed the way the world perceives luxury care for hair and skin. American Vogue said Philip’s Four Step Hair & Scalp Treatment “gives you the hair of a heroine in a romance novel – the hair you always dreamed of”; Forbes Magazine declared it one of “the Top 100 things that are worth every penny.”
Today, Rejuvenating Oil remains the flagship treatment in the Philip B® Botanical Products portfolio of luxury hair, scalp and body-care products. Other best-sellers include his cooling and invigorating Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo (part of his core, Four Step Hair & Scalp Treatment); his warming, honey, cinnamon, cardamom, black tea and ginger-infused Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash; and pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist, which works like a skin toner to give hair a perfect finish, for maximum body and shine.
What we love about Philip B products is that they are all paraben-free!
Anti Frizz Formula 57 – We love this styling product as many of you know when summer really hits we have complete ‘hair-mares’ every day! By ‘hair-mares’ we mean frizzy, unruly hair due to humidity! So this Philip B product has become a saviour. Shop Now: http://www.glambox.me/product/product?product_id=3243
Rejuvenating Oil – We hear from a lot of women that since living in Dubai their hair has changed and not for the good! Hair loss seems to be a big factor but also damaged hair. The environment has a big part to play in this but also the water seems to be pretty damaging. So what’s important to do to keep our hair looking luscious is to nourish it. The rejuvenating oil is an intensive hair and scalp treatment that closely replicates the scalp’s own natural sebum, the body’s natural hair food. Deep, penetrating & soothing essential oils revive and restore hair’s elasticity, resilience, and over-all strength. This is the Oil that started it all! Shop Now: http://www.glambox.me/rejuvenating-oil
Maui Wowie Beach Mist – Isn’t it just always the way when you’re on the beach and you’ve been in the sea your hair suddenly forms such perfect non-frizzy curls? Our beauty expert Emilie always finds this so she is in love with this product! Instead of drying out the hair like salt water does this gives perfect surfer-girl texture whilst conditioning. Shop Now: http://www.glambox.me/maui-wowie-beach-mist
Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo – We think a lot of women, and we’re all guilty as charged, often forget about conditioning your hair with shampoo. It is just as important to use a decent shampoo as well as a conditioner. Known as the Fountain of Youth for Hair this will rejuvenate and revitalize any hair type. Shop Now: http://www.glambox.me/russian-amber-imperial-shampoo
Shop the whole range on GlamBox now: https://www.glambox.me/shop/search?brand_id=329
GlamBox Loves Yamini
1) Tell us about yourself:
2) What do you think of GlamBox and the particular monthly box you’ve received?
Love the idea of a monthly surprise box that not only keeps you up-to-date with the latest in beauty but also gives you a chance to try the products before you buy them in full. My April Glambox was a perfect summer treat. I will be going to the beach a lot this summer and my GlamBox products will come in handy.
3) Any specific brands/products from GlamBox that you like or work for you?
365 Cellular Elixir Youth Prolongation Serum was the star of my April Glambox. I particularly loved the texture and satin effect that it gives to the skin.
4) Tell us your beauty regime and your beauty secrets?
Sounds cliché, but I never go to bed with my make-up on. I follow a strict rule of removing all my make-up by using a good make-up remover followed by cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Beauty secret - there is no secret, what you eat shows on your skin. So, eat your way to beautiful skin.
5) Describe your style?
My style is feminine, girly and I wear colours, a lot of colours.
6) What is the one thing (beauty related) you cannot live without?
I keep going back to my favourite Bobbi Brown lathering tube soap. I have to confess, I am in love with it!
Check out Yamini’s blog piece on the April GlamBox http://bit.ly/Yw47UK
The Viva Beauty Awards 2013
So ladies as we all love beauty you can imagine our excitement as the biggest beauty awards in the GCC is just around the corner! The annual Viva Beauty Awards is held on the 22nd of May and we’re feeling super happy and a little bit smug as a lot of our brand partners are nominated – Yay! This must mean GlamBox is seriously in the know- if you’re not a subscriber yet then you’re really missing out! This is when Viva magazine ‘will honour the best products in the beauty sphere.’
This year there are 10 different categories presented in either the mass market or the prestige. They will be Best Foundation, Best Perfume, Best Mascara, Best Nail Polish, Best Hair Salon, Best Anti-Ageing Product, Best Hair Product, Best Face Moisturiser, Best Lipstick, Best Body Product and the Editor’s choice cult classic.
Now has come the time when we’d like to boast a little and give praise and support to our fabulous brand partners. We’re so proud to announce the following brands are nominated…
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation: Best foundation Mass Market Category
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom: Best perfume Mass Market Category
Herbline Essentials Henna and Liquorice Shampoo: Best Hair Product Mass Market Category – this is actually available to purchase on our GlamStore http://www.glambox.me/henna-liquorice-shampoo
Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera, Apricot and Sunflower Nourishing Cream: Best Face Moisturiser Mass Market Category – this is actually available to purchase on our GlamStore! http://www.glambox.me/aloe-vera-apricot-sunflower-nourishing-cream
BioDerma Nourishing Cream: Best Body Product Mass Market Category
BioDerma Cleanser: Editors Choice Cult Classic Mass Markey Category
Lancome Teint Visionnaire: Best Foundation Prestige Category - bonus sample in Aprils GlamBox
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes: Best Mascara Prestige Category
Lancome Vernis in Love Nail Lacquer: Best Nail Varnish Prestige Category
Lancome Hydra Zen Neo-calm Anti Stress Moisture Cream: Best Anti-Aging Prestige Category
Khiel’s Midnight Recovery Concentrat: Best Anti-Aging Prestige Category – we did a whole Khiel’s GlamBox box last July!
Khiel’s Creme De Corps: Best Body Product Prestige Category
NEOM Luxury Organics Real Luxury Organic Body Scrub: Best Body Product Prestige Category – available on our GlamStore http://www.glambox.me/real-luxury-body-scrub
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30: Best Face Moisturiser Prestige Category
Demalogica Daily Mircofoliant: Editors Choice Cult Classic Prestige Category
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Turn Around Cream: Editors Choice Cult Classic Prestige Category
Davines OI/OIL: Best Hair Product Prestige Category
Kelly Van Gogh Wonderlust: Best Hair Product Prestige Category -available on our GlamStore http://www.glambox.me/wonderlust-hair-colour-protecting-and-illuminating-tonic
Miriam Quevedo Mediterranean Glacial White Caviar: Best Hair Product Prestige Category – shop the caviar range on our GlamStore https://www.glambox.me/shop/search?brand_id=334
Stay tuned as we’re currently working on a very exciting project with Viva that you just don’t want to miss out on!
Who will you be voting for this year? Don’t forget to Vote Now: http://www.ahlanlive.com/viva/BeautyAwards2013/Vote-Win
The Met Ball 2013
So it seems there are a few key looks to looking punk rock celebrity style after seeing all the images from The Met Ball this year! The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala is one of the biggest events of the fashion calendar and this year the star’s didn’t disappoint with incredible gowns and outfits, interesting head pieces and awesome hair and makeup! We love the edgy punk rock theme so we’re going to give you some Glamtips so you can recreate these looks.
Smokey eyes – use a primer to avoid eye shadow creasing and for a longer lasting wear. Have 3 gradient colours, you don’t have to stick to blacks and greys but be sure whatever colour you do choose to have a light colour, a medium gradient and the dark colour. The trick is all in the blending so use a fluffy brush to blend the colours into one another. Use eyeliner to define the eye, line the top and bottom lash line and the bottom water line. Finish with lots of lashes; wiggle the brush at the root of the lash for volume. The Extreme Lash Extension kit by Model Co available on our GlamStore is perfect to finish this look http://bit.ly/12dvbaw.
Starts sporting this look: Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker avec crazy head piece, Katie Perry, Ann Hathaway, Emma Roberts, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Bosworth and Jennifer Lopez.
Burgundy Lips – When wearing statement lipsticks apply some nude concealer on your lips first to tone down your natural colour. Use a lip liner in the same colour as your lipstick and line the outline of your lips; you don’t want any bleeding from the lipstick. Fill your lips in with the lip liner, it’ll hold the lipstick on for longer and give more depth. Use a lip brush to apply your lipstick and avoid any slips and smudges. Blot on a tissue and apply a second coat. For a plumper looking lip apply some highlighter to your cupids bow and a slick of gloss in just the center of your top and bottom lip.
Stars daring the statement lip: Nicole Ricci, Rooney Mara, Mika Kelly, Katie Perry, Lily Cole, Brooklyn Decker.
Textured Hair – A great way to get textured hair is using a sea salt spray http://bit.ly/11POLcr, or if you don’t have time to be making your own products use leave-in texture products. Apply into damp clean hair scrunching the hair as you apply and let dry natural. Our favourites for giving awesome texture and conditioning at the same time are Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist http://bit.ly/10kGmkF and SACHJUAN Ocean Mist http://bit.ly/15xoENE.
Stars rocking textured hair: Lily Collins, Kate Bosworth, Miley Cyrus but not in a good way! Taylor Swift, Anne Hathawy, Florence Welch, Rita Ora, Olivia Wilde.
Sweep over – Use Philip B Four Step Hair and Scalp Treatment – well after all you want to look red carpet ready, plus it was named the best of the best by Vogue magazines internationally! Let’s start with clean, glossy locks. Then part your hair so you have a side parting, sweep all of your hair to one side. Spray your hairbrush with hairspray and brush over to the side you want it to stay. As you brush your hair over spray also with hair spray, you want it to hold and look smooth; we use Miriam Quevedo Extreme Caviar Hair Spray Solar http://bit.ly/10DQGOS. To keep it in place secure at the nape of your neck with some bobby pins.
Stars with this chic do: Cara Delevingne, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, Nina Dobrev, Mirand Kerr, Jamie King, Brooklyn Decker, Amber Heard, Gisele.
Graphic Eyes – Dust translucent powder over top of eyelids. Use stiff pointed and angled brushes, try using pencil liner to trace your lines and shapes first. Use liquid black liner or eye shadow but if using eye shadow make sure you get depth in the colour. Pull and hold skin taut for better precision. Do in sections, dot the shape and line you want then join up the dots. You’ll never get it perfect so do not worry! To clean imperfections and perfect shape use a pointed cotton bud dipped in makeup remover. Remember practice makes perfect! Finish this look with some awesome rock chic nails Nail Rock Studded Cover http://bit.ly/16RNmbb.
Stars getting graphic: Lily Collins, January Jones, Bella Heathcote, Dakota Fanning, Donatella Versace, Emmy Rossum, Jessica Hart.
Matte Lips Makeup Trick
Taking inspiration from the Lancome Teint Visionnaire foundation sample in this month’s GlamBox and two of this season’s makeup trends - velvet, matte skin and the colour pink, our makeup artist and beauty expert Emilie shows you a quick and easy trick to be bang on trend this season.
Fuchsia lips were seen all over the catwalk at Giles and Dries Van Noten and Donna Karen even went as far as pink eye shadow and lashes! So we’ve taken this gorgeous colour and added a little makeup-trend twist to bring you Matte Fuchsia Lips. What better way to welcome summer than minimal make up with a pop of colour!