Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ubay Lounge Lebanon

The quiet city of Jounieh turns into an alive platform of Lebanon's nightlife. Crowded lounges and bars are located all along the beachy bay of Jounieh in a "U"-shape, hence the name of the Ubay rooftop lounge, where I spent one of my best nights in Lebanon. Blue lights over an all-white design, I got the chance to sip delicious daiquiris and margaritas by an awesome view of Lebanon's skyline. I got to say Ubay Lounge is definitely worth the while if ever you are in Lebanon or Jounieh. 

View of the bay from the rooftop

My outfit details
Top from Zara
Pants from Only
Heels from Michael Kors
Clutch from Mango

Makeup Details
Eyeliner from Stila
Mascara from Too Faced, Better than Sex
Lipstick from MAC Cosmetics in Heroine shade

Mascara and Eyebrows from Dior
Lipsticks from Lancôme Rouge In Love

I don't know any night that ends without a selfie!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Flowers in Full Bloom at Margherita

There's nothing better than lunching and chit-chatting along the Mediterranean sea under a hard-hitting sun. With the succulent, wide-range of food choice offered by the italian Margherita restaurant, I had an amazing social and food experience of the lebanese jet-set lifestyle. 
Margherita is located in the coastal city of Jounieh, mainly home to Christians. At 10mi north from Beirut, Jounieh is a U-shape bay famous for its old stone souk (market), ferry port and nightlife.  
Can't ask for more with such a beautiful view

Drinking local rosé wine with my lovely cousin, Sandra

Arrabiata Shrimp Pasta at Margherita

My sister, Carla and me in the beautiful, bright and ancient alley going to Margherita

My outfit
Blouse & Boyfriend Jeans from Zara
Wedges & Watch from Michael Kors
Clutch from Topshop
Sunglasses from Ray-Ban

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fight for Hope with Anne-Marie Chagnon Espoir Collection

Everyday, we are surrounded by the news of a loved one who just learned they have cancer, who is fighting against his fate or who passed away by this inevitable disease. Myself who had to see my mom fight through this terrible moment, and knock on wood, she is better now, made me realize that if I had the slightest chance of bringing any kind of help to this cause, I had to do so in any way. This is why I am writing this article with all my heart.

Anne-Marie Chagnon, a local jewelry designer that I absolutely love, collaborated with the Montreal Cancer Institute to raise awareness about ovary cancer, from which 1 in 70 canadian women are affected during their lifetime. Every jewelry of the Espoir collection sold will have 5$ towards the Montreal Cancer Institute. If you haven't made your daily good deed or in need of a gift and in search of ideas for mother's day approaching very soon, a piece of the Espoir collection would be ideal.
Simple, versatile and for a good cause, the Espoir collection is a must-have. 


Buy the Espoir Collection HERE
More details about:
Anne-Marie Chagnon HERE 
Montreal Cancer Institute HERE

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March Stone: The aquamarine

March Stone: The aquamarine

With the spring season knocking at my door, I decided to let go of all the dark colors composing my wardrobe and add some pastel hues to my outfits. The aquamarine, stone of March, is the perfect blue to light my outfits in a sophisticated and fashion forward way. Here are essential accessories in aquamarine perfect for my cold March days.

March Stone: The aquamarine by laraisin featuring diamond pendant jewelry

From left to right:
1. Aquamarine and Diamond Ring                                 2. Fatima Hand Silver and Aquamarine Pendant
3. Chrysalis Good Fortune March Bracelet                    4. Light Blue Clutch
5. Anne Klein Silver and Aquamarine Earrings               6. Blue Mirrored Aviators
7. Allurez Aquamarine and Gold Horseshoe necklace     8. March Stone Charm
9. Paul & Joe Beauty Eyeshadow Trio                           10. Blue Eternity Ring
11. Fiore Aquamarine March Stud                                 12. Gianvito Rossi Pumps 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stone of February: Amethyst

Stone of February: Amethyst

From left to right
1. Chrysalis Bracelets: Guardian & Good Fortune Collections
2. Ice Amethyst, Diamond & Sterling Silver Necklace
3. Tartelette Butter Lipstick
4. Flowers Iphone case
5. Polly the label Missy Sunglasses
6. Stailess Steel Infinity Ring in Amethyst color
7. David Yurman Bangle Silver & Amethyst
8. Bali style Silver & Amethyst Earrings
9. Rupert Sanders Pumps
10. Noir Purple Crystal Earrings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ilarasway Beauty Tips: Ideal Skin Perfector by Marcelle

I've had the chance to try the Ideal Skin Perfector (ISP) from Marcelle Cosmetics and I gotta say that this is a real beauty find. 
Although I wasn't sure how to use it at first, now it became part of my morning beauty routine, which you can see here.

I am very picky when having to try new creams. I used to breakout insanely and putting all kind of stuff on my face is my biggest fear. But, I decided to give it a try when I saw that it had many benefits such as gluten, paraben free, especially hypo-allergenic perfume free and tested by the dermatologists!
Knowing that the Ideal Skin Perfector was approved by the Canadian Dermatologists Association put my barriers down.

I've been using the Ideal Skin Perfector for now 2 months and it made my skin clearer, smoother and uniform. It even made the small lines on my forehead invisible. 

I mass my face and neck with the ISP, before starting my morning routine as a serum. I use it first in my beauty routine, after of course cleaning my face because I want my pores to absorb it well. 
For this all skin type friendly cream, I give a big thumbs up and will definitely be on my skin-care purchases list!

If you want to give it a try, buy it here.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

The #Marcelle Women Beauty Party

Dear Fashionistas and Beauty lovers,
In this post, I will be telling you about a beauty event I attended two months ago in downtown Montreal, #MarcelleWomen. 
Yes, its been quite awhile since this beauty party, 
but I had such a good time that skipping over it was just… 
I don't know, I had to write about it. 
Marcelle Women was an incredible beauty party organized by the well-known cosmetics company, Marcelle
First, getting the invitation was such a surprise and an honour since I knew I would be encountering and sharing beauty tips with talented Montreal beauty bloggers and Youtubers like me. Taking place at Hotel le Crystal, Marcelle Women was a night filled of girly conversations, beauty discoveries and delicious hors-d'oeuvres on the sound of lounge music. Plus, I got the chance to meet the Revenge TV-series star and the brand's face, Karine Vanasse, who was so kind-hearted. 
The cherry on the sunday was when Montreal's beauty guru, Jean François CD gave me essential tips about eyebrows! Major excitement here! You will definitely understand if you check out his Youtube and Instagram pages. Overall, I felt like "poisson dans l'eau"! Thank you to all Marcelle Cosmetics team for such a great night. 
P.S. During the Marcelle Women party, I made a beauty discovery, which I will be sharing with you in my next blogpost.

Outfit Details:
Knit - Zara Here
Tweed Pants - Here
Booties - Aldo Here
 Burgundy Suede Purse - Tila March Here
Necklace - Anne-Marie Chagnon Here

Little Selfie for the end :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Garnet: January Stone

One of my resolutions for 2015 is to move away from the black. This is why, for the upcoming year, I will be adding more colourful pieces to my wardrobe. I decided to start the New Year afresh by focusing on the month of January's birthstone - the Garnet. As you can read in my last post "Burgundy Fever", Deep Red is already a rich colour I love implementing in my outfits. 
However, in my opinion, if we are looking at one perfectly structured outfit, it should be logically composed of one central colour, one neutral tone which will compliment the main colour, without being overbearing. Finally, the fun part of an outfit is adding some textures and patterns to the whole. (On a side note, textures and patterns will be very present in the year to come).
For example, if the central piece of my outfit was a burgundy dress, adding black-calf haired booties and a black leather jacket is a must in order to avoid an in-your-face outfit, while still being fashionable.
Fashion means simplicity and one must never forget that the most beautiful things are always simple.

I wish a Happy New Year to all my fellow readers, filled of beautiful simple things.

Garnet: January Stone

Text edited by Carine Massoud

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