GIVEAWAY: Chanel Black & White and Rouge Unlimited

Hey Guys!

It’s been forever since the last giveaway (I had to get some ducks in a row), so this one is long overdue! I thought I’d give away one of the rare ‘white’ Chanel Makeup bags, with the ‘impossible to get’ Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited in PR050! It’s an amazing color that looks great on just about everyone. And I thought we’d complete the set with a tube of the new Chanel Volume Mascara!

Okay, so like always you have to be a public subscriber to qualify for this giveaway (if I can’t see you, I can’t enter you). You can always amp your chances by following ADVENTURES IN MAKEUP on Facebook, and by following HABIBI BATH & BODY on Facebook. You can follow @shahadakarim on Twitter, or @habibibody on Twitter as well. Each action counts as an additional entry.

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Oscars 2013: Red Carpet Winners!

What a fantastic spectacle! This year’s Academy Awards did not disappoint… not the show, and certainly not the show’s participants (who knew Charlize Theron was so light on her feet?).  I hope to see more of that kind of show in the Academy’s future.

These are some of my Red Carpet favorites:

 Oh, how I’ve missed Charlize Theron! She looked absolutely regal. I LOVE her hair short, and her makeup was just perfect. I didn’t even mind that pemplum (which normally would annoy me). I think her height really makes it work. She looked absolutely gorgeous.

 UTTERLY.FABULOUS. I LOVED everything about Jessica Chastain’s ensemble… top to bottom. She was polished perfection, and that shade of warm gold was the perfect choice to set off her copper locks. She can wear a red lip like no other… she looked amazing.

I wasn’t sure that I was going to love this dress until I saw it in motion. Jennifer Anniston managed to look red-carpet ready and ready for the beach all at once. Despite the strict construction of this dress… she moved in it like she was wearing the most comfortable sweats… she looked at ease and very comfortable in her own skin. And really, confidence is the sexiest thing that any woman can wear.

Halle! You got the memo! Thank you for switching it up! And this dress … designed by Donatella Versace… can only be worn on a body that has NOTHING to hide. She wore that dress like it was the most comfortable thing on earth. Anyone else would have been struggling to suck it in and stand tall and look comfortable all at once. Not Halle. And her hair and makeup were the perfect complement… just enough without overwhelming that powerful pattern. She looked absolutely perfect.

That’s it! Those are my red carpet picks for Oscars 2013! Now I’m dragging my exhausted behind to bed… Ciao for now!

FOTD: Pre Oscars Brunch

I stepped out for a late breakfast with a few colleagues for a pre-ceremony brunch (most of us are working this evening). I wanted to look fresh and ‘open’ and keep everything on the neutral side. So this is what I did:

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (Praline)
By Terry Hyaluronic Face Powder
Chanel Blush in Tempting Beige
MAC Highlight in Shell Pearl
Chantecaille Eyeshadow in Sel
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold #1
Chanel Volume Mascara
Gleam Lip Radiance in NAKED


Can’t wait until Spring to try HABIBI’s new Pink Grapefruit fragrance? 
No problem!

After that, the fragrance goes away until Mid March… for it’s official debut. Be the first to try it!


Lip Service: Gleam Lip Radiance in NAKED

 Gleam Lip Radiance is one of the most comfortable, opaque lip glosses that I’ve come across in a while. The finish is more like a liquid lipstick, but the high gloss (and occasional transfer) are more indicative of a traditional lip gloss.

I recently scored one of these gorgeous lippies in the color NAKED:

See how opaque that is? And it wears a true nude on me. At first, I was worried that it would end up looking ‘ashy’ on my warm skin tone. But it actually translates beautifully.

You can find out more about Gleam Lip Radiance HERE.

Lashing Out: RBR Oxblood Panache

Spring has already sprung at Rouge Bunny Rouge! To celebrate the coming season, they’re releasing a new mascara in a deep reddish berry (?), called ‘Oxblood Panache.’

Now before you freak out over the idea of red lashes (I was a bit concerned initially too), consider this: most purple/aubergine/burgundy mascaras look amazing on hazel and sometimes blue eyes. You can boost brown eyes with these colored mascaras at the very tip of the lashes, or even at the base under a black mascara.

Color me intrigued. Burgundy is not a color I typically associate with Spring (it’s more of an Autumn/Winter shade to me), particularly in makeup, but I’d be willing to give it a whirl.

What do you guys think? Yes… No… Maybe?

Every Thousand Likes GIVEAWAY

Every time the HABIBI BATH & BODY page earns an extra 1,000 likes… one lucky facebook follower will win a full sized product!

Up Next:

ORGANIC PINK GRAPEFRUIT Body Balm! Since we released it at the beginning of Spring… it’s become a best seller! All you have to do, to qualify for this contest, is like the Facebook Page.

We’ll announce the winner just as soon as the page  hits 2,000 likes!


Coming Soon: Fresh Fruit & Flowers!

We’re gearing up for the big ‘thaw’ as Spring 2013 approaches. We thought the best way to get everyone’s skin ready to show for the warmer months, was to boost it with healing fruit acids and uplifting floral oils!

So we’re boosting a Habibi Favorite: POMEGRANATE. The new blend will contain even more Vitamin C packed Pomegranate juice… to help brighten and improve the overall look of your skin. We’re also boosting the level of Organic Essential ingredients to support the new blend.

LEMON TEA is coming back! For a limited time, the smooth ‘sweet tart’ fragrance will be back on the Habibi roster. We keep limited quantities of this amazing blend because that’s the best way to keep it absolutely fresh. For those of you who listed this fragrance as a favorite, look for it to show up around Mid-March.

PINK GRAPEFRUIT will make it’s debut on the eve of Spring 2013! This fresh squeezed blend will not only brighten your skin, it’ll help ‘lift’ your spirits as well! We worked hard to find the perfect balance between sweet and sour, to create a fragrance that mixes perfectly with our best selling products.

We’re also gearing up for a sale to celebrate the arrival of Spring! So stay tuned for updates, and HAPPY SHOPPING!

NARS Multiple: 413 Bleecker

NARS has released the latest addition to the 413 Bleecker Collection: The Multiple.

The strong warm berry color will translate easily with Spring colors… and work its way well into Autumn without skipping a beat. Like most NARS Multiples, this formula is strong on color, and light on texture. It has an almost ‘gel’ like finish. Not greasy, and extremely easy to blend using just your fingers. You can also blend it with a brush without worrying about streaking or uneven color deposit.

You can find out more about NARS Multiple in 413 Bleecker HERE.

FOTD: Street Saint

I used the eyeshadows and blush from the Street Saint palette (and all of the brushes) to pull together this look:

Guerlain Paurue Gold (06)
By Terry Hyaluronic Face Powder
Chanel Notorious Sculpting Veil
Street Saint Blush
MAC Shell Pearl Highlight
Street Saint Eyeshadow:
Matte Beige on browbone
Shimmer Bronze on inner lid
Shimmer Brown on outer lid
Matte Black on lashline
Guerlain Retractable Gold Pencil on waterline
Chanel Volume Mascara
MAC Lipstick on Oh, Oh, Oh