Hello 2019


Been a while I know but am promising myself to be more active here since it’s just the beginning of the year Happy new year to you wishing everyone a great 2019 filled with health, love , happiness and success!

As known , every new year we decide on writing down resolutions with the hope to start a new satisfying lifestyle that we aim to attain every year.

Personally , am truly promising myself with the will of god to make 2019 my epic year! How can that be done without managing our time and days – so thought of using The Eleven Planner which I previously used , it helped me a lot to make my 2018 more fulfilling! btw I love journal online apps but I prefer the actual paper touch – the smell of new Real paper ignites a certain feeling inside me, it’s actually proven its better to keep a written journal. Since we cannot write as fast as we type, it forces our brains to slow down and be more intentional of our real thoughts Also, numerous studies have proven that the connection of physically writing something (the tactile and kinesthetic moves of it trigger the release of different neurotransmitter in the brain. To me Old ways are always healthier.

Being online daily makes me crave to be offline , when planning and managing my life at least.

So here are some snapshots of the updated Planner , 2019 version :

As mentioned it’s such a “magic tool” works like a life couch on the go , directs you when lost , inspires you when in quest basically it gives your days a purpose and balances your life obligations.

Simply can’t live without it!

If interested to know more follow their IG account @theelevenplanner

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TREND OVERVIEW :3D EMBELLISHMENT


The Spanish heritage was the leading influence that we spotted during the New York fashion week of S/S 16. You can tell how most designers were inspired by Spain. All the collections debuted had somehow a similar trait in terms of modern romance, refined ruffles, vibrant crimson , and lace . There were also a mix of floral prints and forms of design embroidery. Here is a 3D Embellishment seen in Oscar de La Renta fashion show that is predicted to be the next uprising trend.

Details of the 3D Embellishment from the SS 2016 runway. Copping created a very luxurious finish on Spanish inspired fabric adding a whimsy soft touch.
Details of the 3D Embellishment from the SS 2016 runway. Peter Copping created a very luxurious finish on Spanish inspired fabric adding a whimsy soft touch.

As seen , in Paris, London ,Milan and New York fashion weeks a lot of trends are emerging this upcoming season but the most common one was the Embellishment. Oscar de La Renta and many other designers adopted this trend such as Christian Dior , and Prada.

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Left: Prada SS16 , Right: Dior SS16
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Monique Lhuillier SS16

This season the old stitching technique of embellishment was spotted in most fashion shows. Most Designers such as Oscar de la Renta , Dior and Prada all had this featured in unique fabrics and adorned with precious stones to give a youthful look. This altered the definition of modern romanticism, also making a whole outfit a multi-wear for day and night.

Embellishment techniques were known from the 1920s using threadwork . The idea of sewing pearls , jewels (gold/silver) onto a garment is an old one and was practiced before the renaissance period and has remained popular till this day. The 3D embellishment adds elegance and sophistication to any simple outfit and will be appealing to only those who enjoy glamour and sophistication. After the renaissance period the embellishment techniques evolved in terms of trimming , beading and couching , and most important is that you have the creative mind to a design a beautiful piece.

A 1950 embellished dress by Cristobal Balenciaga
A 1950 embellished dress by Cristobal Balenciaga

This type of rich sewing was always in style but in the fashion industry there are some essential factors required to make it a trend. In 1955 , when seen Grace Kelly the American fashion icon wearing this yellow gown, here came the rise of the embellishment scene. Obviously it’s all in the finishing and details that make a gown special and a woman lavish.

Grace Kelly , a fashion icon as seen 1955
Grace Kelly , a fashion icon as seen 1955

Fabrics and 3D embellishment are a great duo, together they add a new essence to the outfit. The most ordinary embellishment stitches , whether created by hand or machine can be made beautifully with different beads and buttons. The only advantage to machine use is the speed of it getting done with simple stitching, but with embellishment such as bullions , that require knotting , it has to be done by hand. Finally, we come to look at the social and environmental sustainability , since the machine is taking over hand work detailing , we should be aware of this hand-made craft and keep it alive in case we face unpredicted problem while using sewing machine . If we dismiss such profession and depend only on the machine the economy will be affected by the people who lost their job, causing social issues to rise in the horizon.

Finally , let’s hope the predicted trend mentioned , get to hit everywhere , we just need to wait and see what celebrities are yet to wear .

Image courtesy (by Order):

1.Oscardelarenta.com

2(left): Prada.com , (Right): Dior.com

3. Moniquelhuiller.com

4.Copyright © AFP / Albin-Guillot / Roger-Viollet – Cristobal Balenciaga. Digital image. http://www.catwalkyourself.com/fashion-history/1950s-1960s/. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2015. <http://www.catwalkyourself.com/fashion-history/1950s-1960s/&gt;.

5.https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=embellishment+grace+kelly&term_meta%5B%5D=kelly%7Ctyped. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.pinterest.com/pin/99079260527073302/&gt;.

Makeup Products Review 


  

Today I will be sharing my personal feedback on 3 different illuminators, since summer is here it’s all about sun-kissed skin and a great glow:

1.By Nars : personally I think this product gave me the best natural highlight I was after and again it’s my experience so basically it all depends on your skin tone, and texture. Suited me very well. Gave me the perfect glow. *Rating:9/10

2.By Benefit ( that gal) : was okay, I would use it probably winter time were it has no color just smoothes the skin.  *Rating 7/10 

3.By Mac : it gives a great glow , but as usual I don’t know why bas mac skin products such as foundation, bb cream etc.. don’t do me well. For the effect it gives I highly recommend it if you are after a flawless skin look. *Rating: 8.5/10

Hope my review was beneficial, just wanted to share And hope you have a great day!

Regards,

Nora

Makeup review


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Today my makeup review will be on Benefit’s fancy packaged products ,I have read a lot about their amazing makeup but didn’t have time to check them out , so as I was on vacation few months back,I was checking out new beauty stuff and came across their counter , and was offered to get pampered.

The first thing I loved their 15-HR PRIMER it is beyond amazing !! it really gives a flawless skin glow
The HELLO FLAWLESS Foundation gives a medium coverage oil free , SPF 25 . Gives a brightening glow on the face

The above 2 products are a magical DUO,Try them out . (If you have oily-medium combination skin)

Finally would recommend the NEW soft focus highlighter WATT’S UP ! It defines cheekbones really well .

Try it out and lets hear FEEDBACKS , to share with others

Looking for a miracle hair product ?


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If you are looking for a better or the best hair products in the market then you are eventually lucky to be reading this , it took me a while to check this product and other products ( John Frieda, Aussie, L’Oreal, Kerastase) out but the best that I came  across was the miracle Moroccan OIL hair products it makes the hair full of volume ,softer, less dry, less brittle, more shiny, and looks so much better completely frizz free ! The most important part to me that it works great on dry scalp .Also the oil does wonders for your hair making it look and feel healthy .

Try it ! you will never regret it .

Enjoy x