Look Your Best: Must-have Beauty Treatments for Festive Season

With the summer now in the rear view mirror and 2015 fast approaching, husbands might be looking for toys for the big boys like this one  to unwrap under the tree. But we know better because for us women, we should be looking at skincare regimen and advice for the cooler weather and festive season.

Recently launched Beverly Hills Aesthetic & Medical Centre, one of my favorite in Dubai has a range of completely non-invasive procedures for both men and women. Dr. Rehab Sattouf, Dermatologist at Beverly Hills gives her rundown of the best treatments to optimise the condition of your skin for the Autumn and Winter.

Hydrafacial Treatment Room at Beverly Hills Medical Center

  • For reinvigorated skin: HydraFacial® gently cleanses, hydrates and exfoliates the skin, removing impurities and toxins – leaving it fresh and healthy. Treatments only take 20 – 30 minutes, and the procedure is soothing, moisturising and non-irritating. I swear by this.
  • For a radiant glow: The milk peel restores a radiant complexion and stimulates the epidermis, while the cosmo peel reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fights texture irregularities.
  • For dehydrated and damaged skin: Reconditioning and firming gives a healthier and appearance.
  • For firmer skin: Correcting sagging and loose skin, especially along the jaw line, chin, abdomen and upper arm, Titan stimulates new collagen production and leads improvements in lax skin, lines and wrinkles.
  • For reducing the signs of ageing: Improving skin texture, shrinking pore size, diffusing redness and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, Laser Genesis gives skin a healthy rejuvenated appearance. Treatments are performed in a relaxed, comfortable surroundings without the need for topical anesthetics or gels.
  • For treating pigmentation: The LimeLight Facial is effective in treating skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) and dark brown spots on any part of the face, neck and décolleté. It improves skin tone and surface imperfections associated with ageing and photodamage.

“From my experience, this time of year is generally busy for the dermatology and aesthetic industry, with people looking to put their best foot forward at family gatherings and parties,” explained Dr. Rehab who gave me my Hydrafacial treatment a few weeks back and been hooked since then.

“However, it is essential that people adhere to a skincare regime as advised by a professional, especially after treatments such as peels, facials and laser,” she continued.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call +971 4 349 5528 or email info@dermabeverlyhills.com. The centre is open from 9am to 9pm everyday, except Fridays. Alternatively visit: www.dermabeverlyhills.com.

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2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

There are only two ways to gift: go inexpensive or go extravagant. For budget conscious, start looking for unique special items On Sale and for those with money to burn only look to one read for ideas, the legendary Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

Now running on its 88th edition,Neiman Marcus’s unmatched tradition of offering its customers a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true.

 The arrival of the Christmas Book is considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition of the Christmas Book carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetite, the Christmas Book features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including The Leontine Linens Home Trousseau, The House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey, and The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway. This year’s featured car is the 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4.

 The “His & Hers” fantasy gift tradition continues this year with the Vilebrequin Quadski, a Jet ski meets ATV that converts from water to land in just under five seconds.

First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Building on tradition through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.

This year Neiman Marcus will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Fantasy Gift purchase to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide.

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Eid Holiday Gift Idea: Lady Million Eau My Gold! by Paco Rabanne

Right now I am staring at a stunning elongated diamond bottle on my desk. The elegantly inscribed name brings nostalgia as Paco Rabanne during high school days was and still is a coveted fragrance. It was on everyone’s Christmas list and every boy I know had a story on how they nicked the bottles from their fathers’ dresser just to get  a few spritz. Which brings priceless stares from girls in school! It was such a hit –  a fragrance you couldn’t get enough of.

The success of Paco Rabanne’s men’s fragrance prompted them to create a specific line for us women. Lady Million fragrance burst into scene in 2010. Another version Eau de Gold was released in 2012 and fast forward to 2014, the line gave birth to Lady Million Eau Gold. With a mix of nostalgia, I unpack the gold box. Will it captivate me the same as in my younger days?

Vertical Golden Diamond

The bottle has golden cap and stands vertical in the shape of a tall diamond. It looks ethereal glowing softly with light golden color of the fragrance. For some it evokes an image of an elegant crystal glass champagne. Twist the gold cap to reveal atomizer and the signature Eau My Gold! name underneath.

A Bottle of Personal Pleasure

Lady Million Eau Gold! is described as a new olfactory adventure that offers something different, while staying true to its heritage. The pursuit of personal pleasure is a key focus. In the video commercial, Lady Million played by model Hana Jirickova snaps her fingers and quickly makes her dream come true — which is not embodied  by material things like flashy cars – but simple, pure pleasure.

Refreshing World of Cocktail in Golden Bottle

The nose behind Lady Million Eau Gold! is Anne Flippo also the very same person who created the iconic Lady Million. She chaneled the world of cocktail and added notes of green mango, floral, grapefruit, violet leaf, orange blossom, cedar and musk.

My Experience

Fresh, alluring, glamorous. Those were my first three thoughts and in that particular order. It has the perfect balance of fruity and floral notes that I can wear it from day to night any season of the year. In fact, if you are looking for your own signature fragrance, you might want to consider Lady Million Eau My Gold!

Discover lady Million Eau My Gold at The Dubai Mall Star Atrium

And with a catchy add campaign directed by Alexandre Courtès, we see the Lady Million Jirickova recreate the famous Million finger snap – then morphs into a sparkling Burlesque-style showgirl who bathes in bubbles inside a giant cocktail glass. Now this cocktail theme will remind everyone of their clubbing phase. What’s not to love then? Just a spritz and you are transported to a world of happiness you yourself secretly knows!

Golden Rules To Live By

In addition to the new Lady Million Eau My Gold! launch, Paco Rabanne also released the golden rules to live by for a glamorous life, anytime, anywhere in the world.

1. High heels? The higher the better.

2. Jewelry is the sincerest form of flattery.

3. When in doubt, let your dress do the talking.

4. Live every week like it’s fashion week!

5. Make a strong entrance and a swifter exit.

6. Pleasure without measure.

7. Just smile at life

8. Always live your life to the fullest.

9. Shake it till you make it.

10. Eager to know the last rule? Join the exclusive Paco Rabanne Million Club.

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