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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

INGLOT WELCOMES THE HOT SEASON

INGLOT
LEADER IN COLOUR COSMETICS

LOVELY COLOURS MAKE ME THINK OF SUMMER

WITH MY ADOPTIVE INGLOT FAMILY

GOOD FRIEND AND BRAND MANAGER, SANGITA RAJ

WITH BELLA

LUSCIOUS LASH BAR

MATTE ATTACK!

SCOTT'S STEP BROTHERS :)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2011 – INGLOT has created the next generation of waterproof and water resistant make-up. INGLOT who is known for their bright and unique line of cosmetics, including a vast range of shadows, eyelashes, brushes and lip colors, has now added a range of waterproof and priming products that will take at home cosmetic application to a new level.

INGLOT’s new range includes the Gel eyeliner, AMC Face & Body Bronzer, AMC Face Illuminator, Volume & Waterproof Mascara, Under Makeup Base and Duraline, the silicone polymer which mixes easily with your eye shadow to create a colorful liner of your choice, or a vibrant eye shadow that enhances the color, will not crease and will outlast the wettest conditions.

With the U.A.E’s summer just around the corner, there will be a definite need for cosmetics that will not run in the hot sun. “We are the only ones who offer this type of product in the Middle East, and it’s going to be a hit” says INGLOT’s Brand Manager, Sangita Raj.

Mixing eyeshadow or pigments with Duraline is an easy way to create your custom eyeliner or long-lasting eyeshadow, simply mix the eyeshadow and Duraline on the back of your hand or a palette and smooth it on your eyelid with one of INGLOT’s range of cosmetic eyeshadow brushes. Tip: You may want to close your eyes for a few seconds after application to give the eyeshadow a chance to dry. A ready to go eyeliner option, is the INGLOT Gel Eyeliner which is not only waterproof but long lasting too. If you wish only to lengthen the life you’re normal make-up application, you can use Duraline as an eyeshadow primer by simply brushing on a small amount of Duraline directly to the lid, let it dry, and then use another brush to put on the dry eyeshadow.

INGLOT’s new line of make-up is available at any one of their INGLOT stores, found in Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Wahda Mall, Bawadi Mall, Dubai Mall, IBN Battuta Mall, Lamcy Plaza, Mega Mall Reef Mall and Snow Dome Marina.

BRAUN AT THE DUBAI WORLD CUP




BRAUN OFFICIAL HAIR STYLING EXPERT FOR AHLAN STUDIO AT WORLD CUP 2011

Fashionistas at the Dubaoi Wolrd Cup Dazzled at the Braun Styling Station

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31st March 2011 Braun, Offical Hair Styling Expert at the Ahlan Studio at the Dubai World Cup, this year invited DWC attendees to have their hair expertly touched-up by Braun’s expert hair stylists at the Braun styling station at Apron Views, Ahlan Studio at Meydan race course.

The ladies had their hair touched-up throughout the day and created a buzz with their healthy, shiny and bouncy locks, styled with Braun IONTEC range and Braun’s professional hair stylists.

About Braun
Braun is part of Procter & Gamble’s global portfolio of leading brands. Established in 1921 in Germany, it manufactures a wide variety of products that marry technical innovation, reliable quality and distinctive design, ranging from electric shavers, beauty products to household appliances. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.

RED CARPET READY: THE NAILS


CAN YOU GUYS SEE THE PINKISH TINGE?

BEFORE APPLYING BALLET SLIPPERS

ANNALYN HARD AT WORK

INGREDIENTS TO A LOVELY MANI/PEDI

THE ESSIE ESSENTIALS

WHITE ON WHITE WITH MONOCHROMATIC SHADES OF PINK

Nothing says 'POLISHED' better than groomed nails and this extends to your toes :-) Aside from the face, a man's and a woman's hands are the 2nd thing that I look at followed by their shoes (if they are wearing closed shoes or their feet if they are wearing sandals :-))

When attending special events I recommend ladies to get their nails done just a day before their big day. The chances of you chipping your nail is slightly less as opposed to having it done a 5 days prior.

Also, keep an Apricot Cuticle Oil so that you can apply after taking a bath to keep the cuticles soft. Essie has them you can buy them in all N Bar branches. Moisturising the nail bed and cuticles will prevent your nails from chipping. Try this for a week and see the difference :)

So, for my nails I decided to go for French Tips as I did Red Nails 2 weeks ago... Pouf Daddy from Essie. Annalyn who did my hand did a combination French Tips. She used Waltz after the base coat, applied the white on the tips twice, followed by the Top Coat and then the icing on the cake... Ballet Slippers. The last colour gave my nail a tinge of Baby Pink :)

When it comes to nail care there is only 1 place for me, N Bar in Burjuman. I have been going to this branch of N Bar since 2008 and their service just keeps on getting better. :)

My Nail Technicians, Annalyn and Tessa were amazing as usual. :)


ANNA DE LEON MAKE UP:RED CARPET READY


Inspired by the event that I will be attending on Friday, Illustrado Magazine's Women Of Substance, I thought of sharing some tips on how to get Red Carpet Ready.

The pieces of advice that I will be giving everyone can also be used for when you are preparing for your 1st date, weddings or simply when you want to give yourself a reward and look hotter than usual :)

Hope you like this series and start off let's do Nails! :)

SANTOSH AND TEENA'S NUPTIALS

SANTOSH AND TEENA



RECEPTION




PREPPING FOR THE CEREMONY

BOLLYWOOD NIGHT

TEENA ON HER WAY TO HER SISTER IN LAW'S WEDDING




FROM A BEACH BABE TO A SALSA DANCING BEAUTY IN THE EVENING



THE FIRST OF THE SERIES OF EVENTS WAS THE BEACH PARTY ON THE 27TH OF DECEMBER.

Hi Everyone! Here are some of the official photos from Santosh and Teena's Wedding in Thailand that I did last December. Hope you guys like them :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ANNA'S LITTLE HELPERS UPDATES

EVERYONE, MEET SCOTT :)

SCOTT WITH SOME OF MY ESSENTIALS

PAT AND SCOTT


THIS IS WHERE I KEEP SCOTT'S LEGS. :)

THIS THE MIDDLE COMPARTMENT OF SCOTT. I DON'T ATTACH THIS TO THE KIT. THIS BASICALLY HOLDS LIP PRODUCTS, EYE PENCILS, MASCARAS.

FACE BRUSHES ARE KEPT IN A DIFFERENT BRUSH BELT BAG

I HAVE KEPT MY EYE BRUSHES IN A DIFFERENT CASE.

FALSE LASHES ARE STASHED IN 2 CLEAR BAGS WITH 1 OR 2 ADHESIVES. ONE IS FOR NORMAL LASHES AND THE OTHER IS FOR FUNKY LASHES.

THE TOP PART CARRIES SOME POWDERS AND OTHER FOUNDATIONS.

THE MIDDLE PART OF KEVYN CARRIES SOME EYESHADOWS, PIGMENTS, PENCILS.

THE CASE THAT FITS ON TOP OF THE BOTTOM CASE STILL CARRIES MY BLUSHERS AND HIGHLIGHTERS.

THE BOTTOM PART OF KEVYN STILL CARRIES SOME OF MY BOTTLED FOUNDATIONS AND SOME LOOSE POWDERS.

SAM CONTAINS ALL THE THINGS I NEED TO DO HAIR.

Hi Everyone! I hope you all participated in the Earth Hour. :) I just wanted to give you an update on my 'little' helpers. I received 'Scott' from hunny for my bday and I wanted to formally introduce him to you guys :)

Kevyn stores most of my make up and I take Scott on jobs. There some products which stays inside Scott on a permanent basis as these are my Make Up necessities like cleansers, cotton, buds, wipes, toners, BIODERMA make up remover, moisturisers. I also keep the following inside Scott as they are my Make Up Go To's: Foundation and Concealer Palettes, Blusher and Contour Palette, Several Eye Shadow Palettes, Brush Cleaner.