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Everyday Makeup for Indian Skin + pigmentation

June 14, 2017

My skin is far from perfect thanks to hormones, PCOS and a gazillion other reasons but it’s a work in progress. I have hyperpigmentation around my mouth and I’ve been breaking out lately so I now have to cover up scars too! Tarte Shape Tape in the shade Medium has been by holy grail product for months, I don’t bother with foundation just because I get so much coverage out of this concealer. It’s buildable so on some days I apply it with a beauty blender or brush for a more natural look and on other days (like in this video), I use my fingers for maximum coverage and the heat from my fingers makes sure it blends well. The only con about this concealer is that after a few hours in this Dubai heat, it separates on my nose and chin and oxidizes a bit in some areas- it’s something I fix with a foundation brush and a light dusting of powder but I’m not outdoors often so it’s a con I can live with.

I hope this video is helpful in some way, and here’s a list of all the products I used (links are affiliate links).

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Medium
NYX Professional Makeup No Filter Finishing Powder in Medium Olive
Bahi Orchid Setting Powder
tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette
MAC ‘Mineralize’ Skinfinish Natural – Give Me Sun!
NYX Professional Make-Up – Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
L’Oréal Paris Brow Artiste Brow Plumper
Sephora Rouge Lip Tint in Mulberry
Becca Champagne Pop

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Hair, Reviews

Curly Haircut in Dubai at Kozma and Kozma Salon

July 30, 2016

I am so excited about this blog post because for once, I actually have an answer for when someone asks me about my hair. I’ve lived my whole life here and finding a curly hairstylist in Dubai has been impossible. I’ve had some hair horror stories with folks who have tried to cut my hair, so much so, that it had been a whole year since I had a haircut and a few months since I’d had a colour retouch. I was terrified of getting my hair done but when I heard Kozma and Kozma was opening up in Dubai, I grew optimistic. They actually have a separate menu for curly hair and when I met them at their launch party, they seemed to know what they were talking about.

I’m really glad I waited for them to open up because my appointment at Kozma and Kozma was probably the best hair salon experience of my life. Their hair stylist Julia knew exactly what to do to fix my hair, she was extremely knowledgeable and generous with tips and tricks for taking care of my curls- listen, I am plotting strategies to make sure she never leaves this country. I highly recommend going to her, she was professional yet fun and very patient through out the entire process of my hair transformation.

I got a Curly Lesson Hydrate & Style session, which is basically a demonstration of their curly styling techniques (which has been doing wonders for my hair btw) and I also got a curly hair cut, Olaplex treatment and colour correction.

Here’s a little video about my experience, I’ve included clips of our appointment and feedback on their technique. If you don’t have time to watch it, there are photos below!

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Kozma and Kozma are located on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, you can check out their website and instagram for more information.