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Mary Kay – VIP Beauty Session

30 Jul

Few weeks ago, my Irish friend Maeve and I went to a VIP Beauty Session organized by a lovely Mary Kay Consultant, Rebeca Poza, in Barcelona.

After a stressful day at work we deserved a relaxing evening, therefore we could not wait to see what the  Mary Kay VIP Beauty Session will offer us. I have heard about the brand Mary Kay once, but I have never tried their beauty products and since I only use natural cosmetic I was a little bit skeptical about whether it would be something for me or not.

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Finally arrived, we were welcomed by Rebeca Poza, who is an Independent Beauty Consultant, one of 3 million Independent Beauty Consultant at Mary Kay. She explained us a little bit about the company and the concept. The founder, Mary Kay Ash, turned her passion for beauty into reality and started her business in a tiny store in Dallas, Texas, with five cosmetic products and one big dream. That dream was to inspire women to transform their lives, and in doing so, help other women achieve success. Today, the brand Mary Kay offers more than 200 premium products in is presented in more than 35 countries worldwide. It offers cosmetic products like innovative skin care, makeup and fragrances.

I have to admit that I really liked the inspiring story of Mary Kay and the best was that through creating a worldwide network of Independent Beauty Consultants she helped many women from Dallas to Kazakhstan, to discover extra income. Besides the story, I liked the fact that she was from Texas. I was studying abroad in Texas and I left a piece of my heart in Texas. So, with all the facts the VIP Beauty Party could finally start.

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We took our places and first Rebeca wanted to know a little bit about our expectations of today’s beauty session. She gave us a paper where we should fill out information about the type of our skin and what kind of beauty routines we are using daily.

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Then, we started with a cleaning treatment. First step was to clean our hands, then our faces and lips. Therefore, we used the products of Mary Kay Collection Timewise: make-up remover, 3 in 1 cleanser, age-fighting moisturizer. Thanks to the peeling effect my skin felt really soft after the cleaning. After that, Rebeca introduced us the Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Set that consisted of two products and two steps: The first product refines the pores, the second product makes the skin soft. I think that those products made the miracle. I could see immediately the positive results. My skin felt nice and refreshed. We finished the cleaning treatment by applying a face day cream with sunscreen protection and a hand cream with a lovely  flavor of peaches.

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At the end of the beauty treatment,  we applied liquid make-up conditioner and brown mascara. I have to say, that I have never used brown mascara, but the effect of the brown color looks amazing. Depending on which type of skin you have and the color of your eyes, the brown mascara makes your lashes look more natural. So I decided to go ahead with the brown color in the future.

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At the end of the VIP beauty session, we were totally satisfied and relaxed and we could see the amazing beauty effects. If you would like to have such a VIP Mary Kay beauty session in Barcelona just email me directly or Rebeca Pozo Rebecca.mk@live.com.

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Samer Santiago from Two S – The man of the pearls

18 Jul

“El hombre de las perlas” – the man of the pearls, this is how I would describe the designer and founder of the jewelry brand Two S, Samer Santiago.

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The man of the pearls – Samer Santiago

A few months ago, I met the designer of Two S at the “ Inderum” showroom event in Barcelona as you can read in my previous post.

Later, I had a chance to visit him in his studio in Barcelona and talk to him a little bit more about his work. In his office he introduced me to the world of pearls and showed me his new designs and projects he is currently working on.

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This time we had a little bit more time to talk about his work and I got some interesting facts about the creator behind the brand Two S.

Before Samer started creating and selling his own jewelry designs, he worked for several years in different countries, such as Spain, Switzerland and Australia, offering exclusive pearls to his demanding customers. Having enjoyed enormous success in these kinds of fields, he still did not feel satisfied with his work, so in 2010 he decided to go one step further and start his own business with his exclusive jewelry brand Two S.

The designer gets his inspiration from the architecture of famous buildings and represents it in his creations. Every single piece of his jewelry collection is handmade and therefore unique. Some of the pieces are made by him personally.

In his office he showed me the raw materials that he is using for his new jewelry collection. They are made using only natural materials like tropical wood, pearls and diamonds. For the first time in my life I had more than a handful of real pearls around my neck valued at thousands of Euros. I have to admit that it was a nice feeling having the cold pearls on my skin. He also explained to me the quality differences between the pearls and their value. Depending on the purity of the pearls the prices can vary from 30 – 600 Euros for one single pearl.

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The designer prefers to keep direct contact with his exclusive clients and therefore you can buy his collection only by contacting him directly. If you are interested in his exclusive pieces, you can contact him via his website.

 Two S  New Collection available in September 2014

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La Kukita at the 080 Barcelona Fashion Show – Josep Abril and Celia Vela

11 Jul

Last week, from the 30th of June until the 4th of July 2014, the city of Barcelona had Fashion Fever yet again.

The 14th bi-annual 080 Barcelona Fashion Show took place in the famous Sant Pau building of Barcelona, where 21 designers and 14 brands were present and showed their Spring – Summer 2015 collection.

For this special occasion I wanted to wear something that only I possessed. So I decided three weeks before the Fashion Event to design my own dress. My grandpa who is a professional tailor helped me to fulfill my dream of a long classy red dress.

I hope you like the result as much as I do!

 

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A few days before the 080 Barcelona Fashion Show my dress was ready and so was I!

At this year’s 080 Barcelona Fashion Week Spring – Summer 2015, I had the opportunity to see the latest collection of two famous Spanish designers Josep Abril and Celia Vela.

 

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The Catalan Designer Josep Abril is one of the Spain’s leading men’s fashion designers. His unconventional suits are a mainstay on Spanish catwalks in Barcelona and Madrid. Apart from his collection for men, he also creates costumes for shows, theater and opera. In his latest collection he mainly used the colors black, grey, blue and green.

Have a look at Josep Abril Spring – Summer 2015 080 Barcelona Full Fashion Show

Pictures of the Josep Abril Spring – Summer 2015 080 Barcelona Fashion Show

(Source: 080barcelonafashion)

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Celia Vela

The Spanish designer Celia Vela, who studied at the International Fashion School FD Moda in Barcelona, designs and produces exclusive lines for women. In her current collection she pays a lot of attention to detail and used the most technologically-advanced fabrics and handmade lace to offer a new form of exclusivity. No wonder, that women around the globe adore her breathtaking collections.

Have a look at Celia Vela Spring – Summer 2015 080 Barcelona Full Fashion Show

 Pictures of Celia Vela Spring – Summer 2015 080 Barcelona Fashion Show

(Source: 080barcelonafashion)


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