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I attended a basic make up course a while back by The Makeup Manual guru Mai Almoayed.  This is a must workshop for all girls.  Even if you know a thing or two about makeup and how to apply, you will still leave with a wealth of knowledge! The amount of hand written notes I jotted down was pages long.  She goes through the complete basics, pre application, explanation of brushes, tips of the trade and so much more.  Makeup Forever has a stand at her place where we got to purchase products and have her guide us with exactly what is suitable for our skin, tone and matching the right foundation colour.  I am really looking forward to taking her advance class and this girl is always fully booked mashallah!! Her classes tend to be over full (limited no. of seats per class) and theres a waiting a list.

Now here’s the good news for all you Dubaian chicas; The Makeup Manual is coming to Dubai!! Don’t miss this opportunity she’s not only talented but a real sweetheart.  Follow her on @themakeupmanual and if you have any makeup related questions she always tries her best to answer her followers as prompt as she can.

The Makeup Manual coming to Dubai soon.. stay tuned for dates.

(below is her announcement)


Below are images taken place in Bahrain at Mai’s Basic course.


The Moda Mall style lounge event just ended on the 30th of Oct.  I attended the opening along side other #bahrainbloggers and the lovely Joelle was there to talk about makeup, beauty, style and fashion.  If you didn’t make it to the 2 week event you missed out! The Moda Mall style lounge were offering free styling services.  On location there were hair experts, nail services, image and fashion consultants and so much more.  For those of you who followed our tweets.. did you manage to make it to the event? Did you make use of the free services?  Let us know and share your experiences.  Below are the images of the opening day.

       Left to right: THE Ali Fareed ;), me, Joelle, Mai from The Makeup Manual, Nada from Pretty little posts 

There’s a story that comes a long with this product and it’s honestly thanks to the lovely Mai Almoayed’s (The Make Up Manual) tweet this summer when I was in the London.  I heard about the MAC  Volcanic Ash exfoliator when I read one of Mai’s tweets and  at the time I was searching for a really good exfoliator.  Being on holiday with the family; 3 kids and hubby, I didn’t quite get the chance to get through my shopping list of things to get.  At the airport after being charged heavily for excess luggage and then getting stopped at security while they took their sweet time going through my bags, baby bag and made me eat my baby’s food; let’s just say I was running late.  My family were waiting for me at the lounge while I had to go through security with the baby (no point in them hanging around as well) and my husband kept calling to ask where I was as we really didn’t have much time.  Picture this… as I am running towards the lounge with the stroller and hand luggage I notice a MAC store on my way.  Without evening stepping inside the store I ask the lady (expecting her to say no) if they stock the Volcanic Ash… YES they did!! In record breaking time I whipped out my credit card as she threw the bag with the product inside and managed to make a super quick purchase in under 30 seconds.  Was it worth it?? Hell YES!! I tried the product a couple of days after I got back and I can honestly say that my skin was glowing after using it!  I love it.  It permanently has a place on my shower shelf and I use it 1-2 times a week.  When I feel my skin seems a little blukh! I apply the extremely black inky sandy like volcanic ash all over my face and with wet hands massage it all over my skin and gradually feel the little silica like grains dissolve on to my skin and then wash off.  Thank you Mai for your recommendation, it is definitely a product I will be purchasing again.

I am loving this new local Bahraini label, ‘august’ by designer duos Maha Al Mulla and Amina Saif .  The label embraces all things feminine, classy, elegant with a modern twist!  This beautiful Spring/Summer collection celebrates dressing chic for all occasions.  This label had me at a heartbeat just with the nude colours but combine nude with sheer flowy fabric, pastels, sequins and cleverly cut out sleeves and I am hooked!

The beauty behind the S/S12 lookbook is not just the beautiful clothes but also the local talent they collaborated with:

Photography by Plhong Flores 

Makeup by Mai from @themakeupmanual –>

Model: Pauline Castro

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