Designer Archana Kochhar presented her beautiful latest collection “Melange” at India Fashion Week Dubai 2015.

Ace designer Archana Kochhar presented a spectacular collection called “Melange” at India Fashion week Dubai 2015.
Melange is build on Archana story as a jetsetter travelling to different cities of India for her Bridal Trousseau. We all know that Archana started her journey with the city that never sleeps “Mumbai” which is the fashion hub of India and city to glitz and glamour of Bollywood . Here , she is enthused by the beauty of the night and the lights which is reflected in her collection by the use of the hues black .

She then travels to the pink city of India “ Jaipur ” where she is stirred by the coral pink color around the city and the palaces. The use of the coral pink color and the ghungroos in the collection is derived from the vision of the beautiful city of Rajasthan. Ghungroos is one the 5 arts that Archana is promoting from the “Make in India” campaign as chosen by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her to revive.

The final destination for her trousseau is “Goa” where the inspiration is extracted from the scenic aqua blue beaches and sea, the soft breeze and the sunkiss ambiance which is uplifting and refreshing. The collection routes in fresh mint and aqua blue color palettes with fluid sheer fabrics which is perfect for the destination wedding .

Celebrity designer Archana Kochhar show was just spectacular and one of the best show at the India Fashion week Dubai. Show was opened with Actor Vikram Singh and Bollywood Actress Ravishing Celina Jaitley was the showstopper for the Designer who looked incredible in Archana Kochhar latest collection .

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Designer Archana Kochhar & Actress Celina Jaitley

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Archana Kochhar & Showstopper Celina Jaitley at India Fashion Week Dubai.

I had a great time at the fashion preview of Archana Kochhar’s latest collection with the designer herself and Actress Celina Jaitley who is just gorgeous inside out.

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Selfie with gorgeous Celina Jaitley

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Reshu Malhotra  Wardrobe : Karen Millen , Ferragamo

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Designer Archana Kochhar, Celina Jaitley , Reshu Malhotra

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The show was just outstanding and Archana Kochhar’s collection was just beautiful . I just loved the way how Archana has used a story line behind her collection “Melange” .

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Interview with CEO Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Organiser of Beautyworld Middle East : Mr. Ahmed Pauwels

Ahmed Pauwels CEO Messe Frankfurt Middle EastThe Beauty World Middle East has always been one of the most talked about exhibition in the town. This year it was huge and memorable one for Beauty World Middle East as it was the 20th Anniversary Celebration.

The 20th anniversary edition was flagged off by H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, and Chairman of the Board of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
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The Beauty World Middle East 2015 got a glamorous start on 26th May on the very first day of the 3 day event with International Celebrity Product Launches grabbing the headlines. On the very first day , American Reality TV Star Khloe Kardashian brought a touch of international glamour to the show  by launching the Kardashian Beauty line of hair care products at the Anda International stand.

Miss Teen Australia and former Miss Teen Universe, Jasmine Stringer was another star present at the Beauty World for the launch of Skin O2 Australian Doctors Formula Cosmetics. Ms. Stringer is an official beauty brand ambassador for the Australian product line Skin O2.

I had a great time being a part of this special edition of Beauty World and it was a privilege interviewing  Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organiser of Beautyworld Middle East.

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Since this is the 20th Edition of Beauty World , What kind of  changes and growth have you seen in all these years ?

To start with , The show used to run earlier as Gulf Beauty and when we took over the organization of the show we renamed it to Beauty World which is much more of an International brand and with that being part of the Messe Frankfurt group which is the 12th Largest Exhibition organizers in the world and has exhibited in more than 150 Countries . So it’s a big company and had already done a Beauty Show in Frankfurt , What we did is very important , First of all we structurize the show into different element such as Makeup department , Fragrance department etc. etc. which made it easier for the visitors to have a focus visit . “Over the past twenty years, the show has grown from modest beginnings into a ‘must-attend’ international trade and networking mega event for anyone involved in the beauty and wellness industries. Exhibiting at Beauty World means reaching more that 2 billion people who come from different regions.

What would you say about the demand for Halal Cosmetics in Middle East ?
Usually in the middle eastern community there is a lot of demand for certified halal cosmetics , and now the government is involved in the certification of halal cosmetics which test the product and give halal certification to brands which makes it easier for consumer to trust the brand .

Dubai as a Beauty Industry , Do you think the consumers here in dubai are very much brand conscious ?
Yes, We all know that the Beauty and personal care sales in the middle east have crossed 24 billion dollar mark , In fragrance alone people spend so much of money. It is the top in the middle east .

When you compare all the different sectors of the Beauty Industry in Middle East such as Skin Care , Makeup , Hair , Nails and Fragrances ? Which sector would you say has shown a tremendous growth and has given the best result ?

The biggest has been the fragrances as there is a lot of craze for perfumes here in the Middle East , Every one likes to smell nice , thus no one minds spending extra money on new fragrance .

Today is the second day of the Beauty World , How is the response so far ?
Everyone is excited and most of the exhibitors who exhibit with us wants to come back bigger next time . They have always got incredible response with us and great business opportunities in the Beauty World . We haven’t seen exhibitor not coming back after experiencing the exhibition once . This year also , we have had a great opening day and the huge number of visitors has already registered at the Beauty World .

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NARS x Christopher Kane Collection and Review

NARS Christopher Kane's collection

I am completely obsessed with NARS Makeup . I love everything about NARS, starting from their chic & super stylish packaging  , high quality products, product ranges , the selection of colors and everything else. When i received the NARS limited edition by Christopher Kane , I was so fascinated by looking at the packaging as it looks so gorgeous with reflective pink lettering on it.11063587_705651942874757_8198969489064391762_n

Scottish Fashion designer Christopher Kane has collaborated with NARS since 2012 , therefore this latest limited edition collection will reflect three signature color theme , bold neon , classic and futuristic iridescence which are based on artifacts from Christopher Kane’s past collection .

The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection has a full range of products with the line of eyeshadow, Blushes, Illuminating Multiples, and Lip Glosses showcases Christopher Kane’s unexpected and edgy design aesthetic with NARS’ iconic  and bold beauty philosophy. The collection features 7 products in the middle east followed by 9 products in Kuwait and 10 products worldwide .

NARS X Christopher Kane BLUSH : NARS blushes are one of my favorite blushes in terms of quality and the colors . Nars has announced a new formula for blushes which is supposed to be more soft & silky in texture with sheer, buildable matte color . The texture is much thinner and powdery as compared to NARS previous blushes.
NARS SILENT NUDE Blush : Silent nude is a soft beige nude blush with a matte finish , It is very easy to blend and give a natural look , It’s a good shade for  light ,medium fairer skin tone and  it could be used for contouring and it won’t look too much of a contour. The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection Silent Nude Blush - jpeg

NARS STARSCAPE Blush : It is described as light magenta neon pink color. When i first saw it ,i found it much more Neon than i expected but then when i tried it on myself . It’s a soft pink color blush and looks really pretty it gives you a rosy cheeks :)
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Price : 165 AED  or 30 $ each

NARS  NEO NEUTRAL LIP GLOSS :  Christopher kane’s collection of lips glosses have a high shine finish with a transparent quality . They appear to be sheer but the brighter colors have a bright base that adds color once you wear it for few minutes. Once the gloss if gone , they leave a stain on the lips .

There are 4 colors in the collection .

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GLOW PINK : Glow pink is the sheer fuchsia but comes as a rosy pink when applied
MEZMER: Mezmer is described as sheer neon pink and appears to be much rosier than glow pink.
NUCLEUS : It is a milky pale pinky beige color. Since it’s very sheer i would love to wear this over a lipstick as a gloss.
NEBULOUS : Is described as neon coral . It’s an orange coral with warm undertone.

Price :  130 AED or 26 $


NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral LipGlosses Swatches

NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral LipGlosses Swatches

NARS Neoneutral lip glosses swatches

NARS CHRISTOPHER KANE EYE SHADOW IN OUTER LIMIT : The shade is described as an “Iridescent rose gold”. Outer Limit Eye shadow appears to be one of my favorite in the collection . I love the  Gold and pink shimmery color as it’s so unique . I tried the Eyeshadow , it can have a bit of fall out , so it can be used over creamy eye shadow or if to be used alone , You can try it with a makeup fix spray using an eye shadow brush.
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Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer for a Perfect Sunkissed Skin

Temperature is rising and so is our temptation for that warm glow on our face , It’s that time of the year to show up with a gorgeously tanned skin in any occasion. It’s what women want and can now get regardless of the season :-) Lately I have been obsessed with Makeup For Ever’s New Pro Bronze Fusion.

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze fusion BronzerPRO BRONZE Fusion is a waterproof and sweat proof gel compact bronzer that delivers a natural sun kissed effect in just minutes. It is very light in texture and that melts instantly into the skin giving a smooth silky effect and not a powdery look. It’s waterproof quality allows for a longer hold in any weather condition without leaving a trace.

The Bronzer comes in 6 shades and 2 finishes – Luminous matte for a nude finish and lightly iridescent for a warm glowing complexion .

PRO Bronze fusion kabuki brush is specially developed and perfect for the application of of PRO Bronze fusion as the brush allows for the natural makeup without making it too obvious with the streaks . It’s straight and wavy fibers guarantee you a tanned and a well blended bronzed look.

So glad to have found this bronzer which has made sun kissed look so easy to achieve without giving that powdery look.

SHADES AND FINISHES : Goes lighter to darker
MATTE FINISH : Honey ,Sand and  Sienna
IRIDESCENT     :Amber, Cinnamon and Caramel
new_mufe_2015_3In UAE , PRO Bronze fusion is priced at 180 AED and the PRO Bronze fusion kabuki brush is priced at 150 AED.

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Interview with CNN – Middle East Market Place

Hey all , I am so very excited to announce my very first interview with CNN on their show Middle East Market place. I have been a huge fan of this segment and it is being shown internationally means it is shown in every country worldwide. The lovely CNN crew interviewed me regarding the Middle East beauty and Makeup industry and also about the customer’s increased interest for organic and halal cosmetics  . The show was telecasted on 22nd May on CNN international , since  then I have been getting lot of messages from people on my social network who must have seen the show :)

I am Sharing the episode with you all and I am super excited for this as it’s an huge honor for me to be on CNN international .

To watch it on CNN , please click here

Hope you enjoy the show , Please share your views :)

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Women’s life resembles a stage and one does not have to be a celebrity to be on it . Makeup for ever always have something interesting and grand to offer , This month this incredible brand came up with a concept of “Life is a stage ” for perfectly designed complexion in collaboration with very famous and talented Makeup Artist Maya Ahmed and Bouba .The idea was to share the celebrity beauty secrets and techniques to create a flawless complexion using MUFE products such as foundation, contour , Bronzer and the highlighters .

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I was invited at the event to have the personal makeup session with Makeup For Ever professional Makeup Expert and had different options for the session to choose from as per my wish and interest such as art of air brushing , basic contouring, professional contouring etc etc . I chose to have a professional Contouring session with MUFE Expert  SANAD.

After my perfect contouring

The session was so interesting and informative , It was much more fun for me ,as being a makeup artist I had another professionally skilled makeup artist contouring my face using Makeup for ever foundation, the cream and powder contouring kit .

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Make Up For Ever “Life is a stage”

Dubai Makeup Artist/Beauty Blogger Reshu Malhotra

Dubai Makeup Artist/Beauty Blogger Reshu Malhotra.

I had a great time at Makeup for ever and enjoyed every bit of getting my face painted and learning new techniques and knowing about MAKEUP FOR EVER new product ranges .

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Make Up For Ever / Life is a stage / keys to Flawless complexion

I got some amazing goodies to try and share my views about them . Thank you Makeup Forever for always being the best and offering the best.

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An exciting news for all of you :D . En Vogue by AJK brings you a great chance to win a fabulous Makeover this season.  To know more about En Vogue by AJK check out my previous post

There are so many reasons to be excited this time at EN VOGUE and one of them is that this time a special Celebrity Designer ARCHANA KOCHHAR will be showcasing her new collection and will also be present herself to answer all your fashion related queries . Designer Archana Kochhar never fails to make us all happy and this time she has got a great chance for you all to win a makeover from Archana herself as she is giving away an Apparel from her brand Archana Kochchar together with it  I am giving a Beauty Makeover from my beauty venture THE ARTIST BEAUTY LOUNGE DUBAI .

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Win a Beauty Makeover Voucher from THE ARTIST BEAUTY LOUNGE Dubai

The contest is running on Facebook and you have so many great chances to win a MAKEOVER
and to WIN Archana Kochhar – An ace couturier apparel, beauty makeovers from The Artist Beauty Lounge Dubai and Gift vouchers from En Vogue by AJK.

1) Like these Facebook Page
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2) Upload a picture of yourself in your finest Indian attire on their Facebook page

3) Tag your friends and make sure they like the pages and the picture

4) Keep your fingers crossed!

So what are you waiting for , Log into the Facebook contest and win a Makeover with the Expert

Enjoy and wishing you all good luck !!

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