5 ways to finish of your party looks with the perfect reds, from plum pouts to berry nails!
1. Crimson kisses
Get ready for mistletoe kisses with vibrant red lips this season. Perfect your pout by mixing sugar, touch of peppermint oil and organic cold pressed coconut to scrub any dead skin off your lips. Not only will you have smooth lips but the peppermint gives lips that plump look to create a gorgeous pout – finish with a touch of lip balm to hydrate. For fool-proof application, apply a dot of foundation all over the lips, follow that with a lip liner and your favourite red. P.S picking a blue tone red is always a good idea as it makes your teeth look white and brighter – perfect for those holiday pictures!
2. Red alert
Give your holiday hue a little edge with TNS’s Xmas on 5thnail art to finish off your Christmas nails. Pick from some of our faves like Grace, Jewel or Off-shoulder. Get experimental with the shades of reds and pick from berry tones to plums or even scarlet hues but if you’re looking for long-lasting colour pick from one of the Enhance Enrich andExtendoptions for the perfect set of 10’s this season.
3. Red Carpet Ready
Dare to be different with a whole new look for the new year. Give your gorgeous locks a vibrant colour courtesy of experts at Marquee. Add a touch of a red hue for that bombshell look – take inspiration from celebrities like Emma Stone with pieces highlighted to frame the face or take a cue from Julianne Moore who gives this look a timeless and chic finish or opt for a warm rose like Isla Fisher for a subtler laid back version of red. If you want something temporary, ask one of our style experts about wash off hair colour or better yet, a set of Balmain extensions that are sure to nail the look.
4. Red Eye
Get into the fast lane of make-up with this season’s hottest look – the burgundy smoky eye. With celebrities like Kylie Jenner causing chaos with sold out palettes that create the most perfect new season eyeshadow style. From A-listers to social influencers, everyone’s under the spell of dusted red shadow on the lids, and metallic maroon hues to define the eyes. Copy Gigi Hadid’s burgundy style to really nail the look for the holidays or head on over to YouTube for one of many amazing tutorial options that work for your social events this merry season.
5. Rosy cheeks
If rusty reds are a little too daunting for eye make-up, try a flushed winter look with rosy cheeks. Pick a hue that compliments your lipstick, so if you’re wearing pink lips, then opt for a rosy red shade of blush and if your lipstick is a berry tone, pick a plum or deep rose hue but make sure you apply the blush sparingly as you may run the risk of clown cheeks! If the colour is pigmented use a fluffy or a duo fibre stippling brush to apply the blush to your cheeks. For a more slimming effect, perfect for party pictures this festive season, try the draping technique. Labelled as the new contouring, draping is when you use blush to contour your face and create a sculpted glow.
This national day, we look at what it really means to be an Emirati woman through the history of our young, ever growing and innovative country.
Emirati women have been the epitome of example for women’s progression in society, workforce and culture in the region. It’s only fair to say that in any society women play a pivotal role, and it’s no different for the UAE. “A woman is half the society” a popular Arab proverb that excellently exemplifies the impact women have in the country.
While history may show that women had a role in looking after family while the Emirati men were away for months on end for overseas trade, fishing and even pearl diving – it was the women who worked as traders. They made handiwork with palm trees that they were then able to sell to support themselves.
Once the outpour of oil took place in 1958, women in the UAE took on a more important role as the economy and society boomed and expanded too. Women participated in the workforce as well as at home.
The late president Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s wife Sheikha Fatima, the mother of the nation, chairperson of the Women’s Union, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood is a great example for women in the region to look up to. As an avid women’s rights supporter she has helped the UAE’s Constitution empower women to a rightful place in society.
Over the years, there has been access to education and even the same right to practice professions as men. Undoubtedly education played a huge role in the advancement of women in UAE. Female university graduates represent today 70 per cent of the total number of graduates in the UAE – among the highest worldwide, and more than 70 per cent of Emiratis in federal higher education institutions are women.
A new age Emirati woman challenges the norms. Working alongside male counterparts, becoming business owners, ministers, pilots and also gained access to judiciary system, and diplomatic corps. making up two-thirds of the government workforce. From HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi as the first woman to hold a ministerial post in 2004, to Kholoud Al Dhaheri as the first woman judge and Maryam Al Saffar, the first Emirati woman Controller of the Dubai Metro. And not to forget Capt. Al Hamli, UAE’s first female pilot, Elha al-Qasimi was the first woman to reach the North Pole, while Nahla Al Rostamani is a UAE female formulas driver. All these incredible women attributed the success of Emirati women to the UAE rulers.
UAE has made mounts of progression to boost women and their contribution in the development of the nation, allowing the women to to inspire women across other regions as well. Today, an Emirati woman is synonymous with making an impact in every field and continue to grow and prosper breaking down stereotypes and barriers that may come her way whilst still maintaining tradition and culture that inspire a better, stronger society.
The festive season is just around the corner and with endless parties and social gatherings – looking great is essential, but can be seriously tricky! We’ve got 5 tips to keep you looking slim this season!
Ever wondered how some of the coolest and creative nail art designs come to exist? We spoke with Gambette, the parisian, Berlin-based artist behind the trending nail sticker brand Alfa.K, who gave us a low-down.